The Cheshire Cat
I know, it is ironic that this is a character I have praised for his mysterious nature, yet it is a character that I would love to know more about. Yeah, it’s contradicting, but hear me out…
In the book, the very first time, we see him, he is with the Duchess and the Cook. Alice acknowledges that he is the Duchess’s cat, yet the Duchess herself does’t seem to even pay much attention to him. So, I interpret it as him being there enjoying the chaos in the scene. After all, if you were someone that loved chaos, wouldn’t you enjoy being a home where a woman is being abusive to a baby. the baby is crying like crazy, and the cook is screaming and throwing plates around?
But what truly makes Cheshire so fascinating is the fact that out of all the things in Wonderland, he is the most fantastical of them all. Yeah, Wonderland itself is a fantastical place, but the characters themselves are not really that magical. Yeah, the humans look weird, the cards are people, and the animals talk and behave like human beings. But none of them are able to bend reality or show any kind of supernatural power that is exclusive to Wonderland. The Cheshire Cat is the only character in the book that can disappear at will, and can let certain parts of his body to disappear.
Disney’s Cheshire Cat creates even more of an enigma…
In the film, we see him messing and trolling poor Alice, but at the same time he does share some important information, about how everyone in Wonderland is mad in a way, and that she should be careful. Then the next time we see him, he is in his own unique way consoling Alice, and helps her get to the Queen’s castle. Yet, during this scene, he gets the Queen mad enough that she sends Alice to court for something HE did. And in court, he continues messing around with the Queen while Alice takes the blame. His actions threatened Alice’s life and forced her to flee Wonderland.
His agent of chaos and discord mantra is given even more strength in Kingdom Hearts…
Much like in the original movie, he messes around with Sora and friends, until he unleashes the final boss of the Wonderland level. In the Kingdom Hearts manga, it is even stated that he was in cahoots with the Disney villains when he unleashed the Heartless boss.
So, I would like to know more about him, mainly to see how far his powers go, as well as understand better his agent of chaos mentality.