|“||I will not lose to a lowly Vexos like you!||„|
|~ Alice to Shadow Prove|
Alice Gehabich is one of main protagonists in the anime Bakugan Battle Brawlers. Alice's Guardian Bakugan is Hydranoid. She has an alter-ego of herself named Masquerade who was a major antagonist for most of the first season of the anime. She later redeems herself as Masquerade with her Hydranoid and she helped Dan to defeat Druman and Centorrior, the Darkus/Pyrus hybrid generals of Naga. She owns Hydranoid and that Masquerade tells her that he is the same Alice wearing a mask to hide his true identity.
She became an supporting character in the second season, Bakugan New Vestroia. After the Bakugan are freed, she reunited with Hydranoid. She and Hydranoid destroyed Hades after Masquerade's ghost-like form appeared inside of her later, but she was defeated by Shadow Prove who has MAC Spider as a replacement for Hades when she was accompanied by Chan Lee, who came to help her against Shadow Prove with her guardian Bakugan, Fortress.
In season 4, she was seen as a photo mentioned by Marucho.
She was voiced by Mamiko Noto in the Japanese version, and by Emilie Barlow in the English dubbed version.
Alice is very beautiful & polite, often doing errands for others, and rarely chooses to bother others with her problems unless they ask her or if it is of the utmost importance to the task at hand for them. She and Shun Kazami are seen as the most of mature in the group. She hates causing trouble for her friends, and also dislikes it when there is conflict between them, because she wants the group to stay together. She can somewhat "read" through others' emotions, as shown in episode 28, when she was able to sense that something is wrong with Shun and after he said "No, nothing", she insisted that he tell them because she knew that Shun was lying.
Alice is shown to be a beautiful young woman with orange hair that extends nearly down to her waist and auburn eyes. Her usual clothing in the first season of the Bakugan anime consisted of an aqua-green sleeveless tube top, white shorts, white boots with aqua-green heels and toes, a rose pink bracelet on her left wrist, and a light yellow sleeveless coat with a small slit up the center of the lower back. When working at the Misaki family restaurant, she traded her coat for a white, frilled, waitress apron and wore a blue hairband in her hair to make it into a ponytail to keep it out of the food and drinks she served the Misakis' customers. She also wore a light blue set of pajamas when sleeping, either at the Misakis' house, or when staying with her relatives.
Whenever she transformed into Masquerade or back, which was the moment she either put on Masquerade's visor or took it off to reveal her eyes, her hair would turn blond and stand upright in Masquerade's trademark spikes, or collapse back into her orange curls, but she would retain no memory of either the transformation or her actions while Masquerade was in control. Her clothes also changed in appearance to Masquerade's trademark white coat and other attire, including a metal breastplate to help conceal her chest when putting Masquerade in control of her body, and revert back when she was given control again. After the discovery of her being Masquerade, she still wore the tattered remains of Masquerade's clothes that were damaged during his Brawl with Dan and Drago until she disappeared, discarding the attire and putting her regular clothes back on before going into reclusion with her aunt and uncle.
In New Vestroia, Alice has made a considerable change to her everyday wardrobe. She now wears a light yellow dress or skirt that hangs down to at least her lower legs or knees, a long-sleeved lavender hoodie that still sports a belt similar to her previous coat, a pale pink tube top or shirt underneath the hoodie, and white boots similar to her original ones. When seen doing the dishes with Runo in "Surprise Visitor", both she and Runo wore their old aprons from working at Runo's family restaurant, yet Alice preferred not wearing her hair in a ponytail this time. She later gains a Darkus gauntlet from Mira to use when she returns to Brawl one more time midway through the second season alongside Chan Lee against Vexos Darkus Brawler Shadow Prove and his Mechanical Bakugan clone of Hydranoid, Darkus Hades.
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She was one of the people who were suspected to be a spy for Masquerade along with Joe and Shun, but she was able to clear her name by helping Runo Misaki and Dan Kuso in a battle. Later, when Julie apologized to Shun about mistaking his grandfather for Hal-G and Dan blamed him about not telling them that he was in town, Alice was the first one to defend Shun.
If Alice were to brawl, she would probably be one of the best, due to her strategies. She is ranked number 2. The only problem is that she doesn't like fighting.
Dr. Michael Gehabich's lab in Russia was suspected by the group's Guardian Bakugan of being a base for Masquerade. In the lab, they learned through a video that Dr. Michael had been working with cross-dimension research to Vestroia. They also saw another video where they learned, much to their shock, that Michael transformed into a monster, Hal-G. With this, Alice became extremely worried about her grandfather, and hoped to save him.
One day, the group concluded that one of them was acting as a spy for Masquerade. The group's suspect focus undoubtedly turned to Alice. Alice was very saddened about it, and she ran away. Dan was worried about Alice and tried to find her to talk to her. This problem was eventually fixed when she helped Dan and Runo battle Nene, Shuji, and Akira.
At some points in time, Alice would just randomly disappear, such as when Runo and Marucho went after Klaus after Marucho lost Preyas, or when Christopher tried to help her.
When Masquerade was tested by Exedra, the Darkus Legendary Soldier of Vestroia, upon visiting him in the Doom Dimension, he had to battle with an illusionary "Alice" that served as Exedra's Brawler. He underestimated her a lot, which caused him many troubles during the battle, but in the end, he managed to defeat her, thus defeating Exedra and allowing Hydranoid to evolve from Dual Hydranoid to Alpha Hydranoid.
In episode 38, it was revealed that Alice was actually Masquerade. While visiting her grandpa in his lab when he was doing his video journal regarding his gateway, Alice was struck with a blast of negative energy created by Naga as he attempted to possess the Silent Core, which passed through Dr. Michael's dimension transporter. The negative energy turned her into Masquerade, and her grandfather into Hal-G. After Dan defeated him, he offered Masquerade to join the group, but just before they could shake hands, Masquerade took his mask off. His hair fell down, became longer and turned orange. As the wind blew in the messy hair locks, it revealed the face of a confused and frightened Alice. The Brawlers were more than shocked, but after Hal-G appeared and told them how he and his granddaughter fell under Naga's control; (because Alice couldn't remember anything) everything became clear. Alice blamed herself for what she had caused to her friends and anyone else while being Masquerade and prepared a teleportation card, revealing her intentions of leaving The Brawlers' team. Dan, Runo, Marucho, Julie and Joe tried to comfort her and convince her not to leave (and almost succeeded), but then Shun commented how "smart" Masquerade was (he said: "Well, you proved one thing - Masquerade was smart and he knew where to find us because you were him!"). This caused Alice to start crying and activate her teleportation card, stating that she is leaving because of guilt for what she had done as Masquerade, which actually wasn't true. The Brawlers spent weeks searching for Alice, but they couldn't find her. Alice went into reclusion with staying with her aunt and uncle, where she was able to live a happy and cheerful life with them, until she saw some kids playing with Bakugan. Haunted by her past with the acts she committed as Masquerade, she swore never to have anything to do with Bakugan again. She later found her way to Klaus' castle and explained everything to him. When she and Klaus then saw everything that was happening across the planet, and Sirenoid warns how if it continues, Vestroia and Earth will merge together and the results would be catastrophic, Alice is so horrified that she blames herself for what's happened and reiterates her refusal to ever play Bakugan again, much to Klaus' concern, asking if she's being serious about giving up Bakugan permanently.
She later battled Klaus Von Hertzon to prove she isn't like Masquerade, with Klaus and Sirenoid initially making it look like they were taking revenge on her for when Masquerade sent Sirenoid to the Doom Dimension. Even though she lost, Klaus believed in her. In episode 43, she is back at her aunt and uncle's, watering the flowers out front, when she hears Dan's pleas for help as he and Ultimate Dragonoid were being overpowered by Centorrior and Druman. After being momentarily brought back to reality by her aunt, Alice realizes Dan is trouble, and praying for aid to help him, she is reunited with Masquerade's cracked visor, indicating he would be willing to help her rescue Dan as one last favor to her and to remove any evil from Naga still influencing him.
In episode 44, she heard Dan and decided to help him. With a little help from Klaus, she entered Vestroia and, transformed into Masquerade for the last time, saved Dan and Drago. The mask then shattered and Masquerade vanished away, leaving her body and entrusting all his Bakugan to her, including Hydranoid, making him Alice's guardian Bakugan. She then regained her friendship with Shun and decided to continue to play Bakugan with the group as their Darkus Brawler.
When the Brawlers returned to Earth, she tagged with Klaus and Christopher and battled the Subterra/Haos hybrid Rabeeder. Using her "Trident of Doom" ability card, she managed to defeat Rabeeder, despite the fact that Hydranoid was unable to move. Rabeeder's sister Tricloid soon arrived after Rabeeder's defeat, and the two sisters decided to defect from Naga's forces, returning to Vestroia.
Later, she found her grandfather and, not knowing that he was actually a transformed Hal-G who was trying to trick her, led him to Wavern - the guardian of the Infinity Core. After Hal-G revealed himself, she and Joe tried to make a proper strategy so that they could save Wavern, but they were quickly attacked by Alice's grandfather while Naga was battling Shun and Skyress, who tried to distract him so that they can give Alice, Joe and Wavern more time, but were easily defeated by the power of Naga's Silent Core. Hal-G used a magical nova to eliminate Alice and took Joe as a hostage, but Chan Lee appeared and kicked him away. Then, Chan tried to protect Wavern with her Fourtress, while Joe was trying to bring her back inside her ball-form state, but he was unable to do it because Naga sent a special signal to Wavern's Infinity Core.
Although it's hardly shown, Hal-G "played" with Alice and Shun a little longer because the last time we saw them, Alice hit herself in a lamppost and Shun crushed into a building, but they are later shown laying next to each other in the middle of the street, in a much worse condition than they were before, with Hal-G standing on top of Wardington Tower, laughing.
After her failure to protect Wavern, Chan helped Alice to stand up and recover from Hal-G's attacks. When Drago then killed Wavern and absorbed the Infinity Core himself, evolving into Infinity Dragonoid, Hal-G sent in the 5th Paladin to protect Naga. Alice joined the other Brawlers with sending their Guardian Bakugan in to defend Drago and eliminate the 5th Paladin, before Dan used Drago's ultimate ability, Dextra Attack, to unleash the power of all six attributes against Naga, who was unable to withstand the barrage and his body was destroyed, freeing the Silent Core to be absorbed by Drago, while Naga's spirit was banished to the Doom Dimension for eternity. In the end of the episode, after all the Brawlers said "Goodbye!" to their Bakugan, Alice threw Hydranoid in the portal and watched as Shun's other Bakugan flew in it. In the Japanese version, as she says goodbye to Hydranoid, Masquerade's silhouette was seen in her shadow, indicating his presence inside of Alice.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia
In episode 26, her Alpha Hydranoid had been un-petrified, but was in a bronze statue state in Prince Hydron's collection along with the other 4 hero Bakugan, excluding Drago, before that point.
She appears in Freedom Run. Alice appears when Kato connects her with Runo Misaki and Julie Makimoto. She watches as her grandfather tests the portal to New Vestroia. Later, she watches as Julie sends Runo to New Vestroia. Alice also appears in Gate Crashers, sending Spectra Phantom and Gus Grav through the portal. She also lets Lync Volan stay at her house for the time being, but makes it clear that he is just there because he needs food and shelter. In Family Ties, Dan Kuso decides to take Alice, Runo, and Julie to New Vestroia after Dr. Gehabich finishes fixing the portal. But, unfortunately, only those with a gauntlet can enter.
When Mira Clay returned, she gave Alice a Darkus Gauntlet as a gift, allowing her to Brawl again using the new layout for Bakugan battles.
She and Chan Lee battled Shadow Prove in Shadow Attack. Alice was seen in a field outside of her home with her Darkus Alpha Hydranoid as she talked with him about missing New Vestroia. Then Shadow, the second Vexos she has met (coincidentally if she had met Gus she'll have met the Vexos that can perform a triple nod) runs in, pretending to be a werewolf, and demands that she battle him. Knowing that it will be hard to battle after becoming Masquerade, she runs away. Shadow is persistent, though; he chases her into the forest as she reflects on her past as Masquerade. Throughout her reflections, she is tempted by him to transform into him again to defeat Shadow Prove. Masquerade even says "You know you want to, Alice" to test her, proving her struggle to not change into him, but she shrugs it off and finally gets caught by Shadow (However, in the original version, Masquerade was telling her to stop running and fight).
Before he can do anything else, Chan Lee flies in and kicks Shadow, temporarily letting Alice think about brawling with him. After much encouragement from Hydranoid, she accepts the challenge. Alice struggled to keep her cool when she was battling because she thought that if she turned into Masquerade, she could lose herself in the process. But during the battle, Alice somehow connects with Masquerade, without transforming into him, and she manages to keep true to herself. With a very impressive combination of some of Hydranoid's moves, she manages to destroy Shadow's most powerful Bakugan, his Guardian Darkus Hades, but Hydranoid was too tired from the battle, which results in their later loss against MAC Spider. Later, after Dr. Michael catches up with her, she notices that a shot from Darkus Fortress had destroyed both the lab and the Dimension Transporter, making it near impossible for Dan and the others to get back to Earth. Alice apologizes for the destruction and regrets her lack of strength in battle. It was harder for Alice to battle more than any of the Brawlers because of her fear to transform into Masquerade again and losing herself in the process, but it seems like this won't be an obstacle for her anymore.
She is later seen teleporting to Marucho's house and connecting with the brawlers on Vestal, warning them about Shadow's attack on her and asking them to watch over Runo and Julie, which, in her opinion, could be the Vexos's next targets.
In Payback! Lync Volan comes to Russia to warn Alice that King Zenoheld wants to destroy Earth along with Vestal. Lync throws his glove away with the hard drive in it after he loses his battle against Prince Hydron and is about to be banished to oblivion to join Volt. When Alice comes out looking for Dr. Michael, she finds the glove. She and Dr. Michael uncovered what it was and sent the data to the Resistance.
In All For One, Alice and her grandfather came to Marucho's house to trace a path back to the Mother Palace.
In the Japanese special ending, she is seen with Shun, Hydranoid and Ingram as they watch Marucho repair Bakugan Interspace.
She only has a cameo in the fourth season, Mechtanium Surge, in a photograph of her and Marucho, still wearing her hoodie and dress from New Vestroia.
Alice also appears in the Bakugan Battle Brawlers video game, managing the Bakugan Store where the player can purchase new Bakugan, Gate Cards, Ability Cards, and upgrades to their Bakugan using the Bakugan Points (BP) they earn from winning Brawls and tournaments. Masquerade also appears, but it is clear that, due to his sporadic appearances during cutscenes and Brawls, he mostly leaves Alice in control when not dealing with the player, Leonidas, and assisting Marduk and Vladitor as part of Naga's plans.
- In the original series, an Intermission Screen would often show a brawler and their Guardian Bakugan. For Alice, it showed her along with a rabbit holding a pocket watch. This is likely a reference to Alice in Wonderland and the White Rabbit. However, this changed once she acquired Hydranoid.
- She is the one of the only three female characters to have Darkus as their main attribute. The others are Taylor and Chris.
- Alice and Ace have the same initials AG, and they are both Darkus Brawlers.
- Despite being born and raised in Russia, Alice speaks with an American accent like everyone else. She also speaks Japanese well in Japanese version, compared to Julie who is still learning Japanese.
- She and Shun seem to like each other in the first series because they tend to display affection towards each other in the anime.
- She and Mira both are red-headed and constantly worry about an older family member who has turned evil.
- Alice is the only minor character in Season 2 to have an Intermission Screen.
- She is the only main character who has never been to Bakugan Interspace.
- A character from Tekken series, Alisa Bosconovitch may be based on Alice.
- Both have family relations to a scientist.
- Both are Russian.
- Both are friends with Japanese school girl who have a crush on the main hero (Runo and Xiaoyu).
- Both have an evil alter-ego early on in the series.
- Alisa's character portrait and wallpaper in Tekken 6 also have similar poses to Alice in Battle Brawler's opening and intermission screen.
- Alisa's name is also Russian/Hebrew for "Alice".
- Alice has the Russian name "Элис (Elis)", similar to the name "Элиас (Elias)" (e.g. as the female, a Fairy of Water's name, the name "Elias", from Panel De Pon.), unlike "Алиса (Alisa)", the Russian and/or Hebrew name for as almost all Alices as generally all Alisas.
- Her Russian name is "Элис Гехабит (Elis Gekhabit)".