(Covers information from Anderson's universe)
|Occupation:||Security Operative (formerly)|
Anti-Umbrella Resistance fighter
|Height:||5 feet 8 inches (173 cm)|
|First appearance:||Resident Evil|
|Last appearance:||Resident Evil: The Final Chapter|
"My name is Alice. And I remember everything."
Janus Prospero, otherwise known by her cover name "Alice", is a former security operative of the Umbrella Corporation turned anti-Umbrella resistance fighter. Under the assumed name of Alice Parks, she guarded the entrance of The Hive alongside fellow operative Spence Parks. She planned to expose the corporation’s illegal experimentation with the t-virus, when her partner stole the virus and caused an outbreak within the facility. One of the two survivors of the Hive, she was captured by Umbrella and experimented on by Sam Isaacs, Timothy Cain and an unnamed doctor. Transformed by the T-virus, Alice gained superhuman strength and was codenamed "Project Alice". She and several other survivors of Raccoon City fought to escape the dying metropolis and rescue t-virus creator, Charles Ashford’s daughter, Angela Ashford. In the process she was hunted down by a fellow survivor transformed into a biological weapon built to kill her and S.T.A.R.S. officers like Jill Valentine. She is transformed into a t-virus/human hybrid by Sam Isaacs after almost dying protecting Angela Ashford.
Alice has survived five years fighting off Undead, obsessive scientists and Albert Wesker, the head of Umbrella. As a human, Alice was a skilled fighter and marksman. After her transformation, her natural abilities are heightened and she develops the ability to project telekinetic waves. Believing herself dangerous to others, she isolated herself from other survivors and learned to control her growing telekinetic powers. For a time, she lost her powers and had to rely on her skills as a trained operative; however, she regains her superhuman strength when Albert Wesker injects her with the t-virus to help him save humanity from the Red Queen.
Not much is known about Alice's life prior to the Resident Evil films, save for the fact she was an employee of Umbrella, working as a security operative. Alice and fellow security operative, Spence Parks, were placed at the mansion to protect the Hive's emergency entrance and posed as a married couple to keep outsiders in the dark about Umbrella's operations. However, some time before the events of the first film, Alice betrays her employers and begins to secretly work to expose them to the world, after learning of their dangerous and unethical experiments.
In Resident Evil, Alice is an amnesiac who wakes up face down on the floor of a shower, with no memory of her identity or her location. She spends a brief period of time exploring the seemingly abandoned mansion before she is apprehended by Matt Addison and immediately dragged down into the Hive by a crack commando team who storm the building, seconds after her would-be abductor apprehends her. The commando unit's leader, One, fills her in on her true identity when they reach the Hive. She and Spence were security operatives, posing as a married couple to protect The Hive's mansion entrance. Her memory loss was caused when a nerve gas was released into the house by its primary defenses which were activated by the Red Queen when the viral outbreak occurred.
Through the film Alice experiences flashbacks as her memory returns. She meets certain milestones within the Hive's laboratories. One of her first flashbacks occur when she first meets with Spence (who is also suffering the same side effects as her). Though working for Umbrella, it's revealed she was willing to expose Umbrella's experiments to bring the company down. After the full restoration of her memories, she tells Matt that she was Lisa Addison's (Matt's sister's) contact within the Hive. She was trying to help his sister smuggle a sample of the t-Virus out of the Hive in order to help their cause.
Alice had access to "security codes, surveillance plans, the works"; everything Lisa needed to pull off the plan and escape with the virus. However, her plans were foiled by Spence Parks who had his own personal agenda to retrieve the t-Virus and sell it on the black market. After the outbreak in the underground lab, Alice and Matt Addison remain the only survivors of the incident. Upon arrival back at the mansion both are seized by Umbrella scientists and taken into quarantine at Raccoon General Hospital. Alice wakes up some time later and escapes the room she was kept in to find Raccoon City destroyed as the virus escaped.
During the viral outbreak in Raccoon City, Alice is released by Major Cain to combat their latest bio-weapon "Nemesis" (a mutated Matt Addison). After escaping the hospital, Alice learns that the t-Virus had escaped The Hive and is now spread into the civil population of Raccoon City, transforming its citizens into Undead. Alice also discovers that she has been genetically altered by exposure to the t-Virus; her memories of how it happened are blurred and full of missing information. After wandering around the city, Alice senses several survivors Jill Valentine; Peyton Wells, and Terri Morales are in trouble with a heavy presence of the t-Virus surrounding their location.
Alice's abilities have made her aware of other organisms infected with the t-Virus, such as Angela Ashford. After saving the survivors, Jill Valentine demands an explanation on how Alice knew they were inside the church. Alice evades the question and instead explains her knowledge regarding the events leading into the outbreak at Raccoon City, telling them that she used to work for Umbrella. After receiving a phone call from Dr. Ashford the survivors make a deal to rescue his daughter from her school in exchange for a safe route out of the city.
Alice and the others' paths are divided when the Nemesis ambushes them and kills Peyton. Alice opts to fight the Nemesis while the others escape in order to locate Angela at the school. Alice is bested by Nemesis in their first encounter and barely escapes with her life. She later reunites with the others at the school, arriving in time to rescue Jill and Angela from the undead dogs who had been stalking them. She ignites the gas from the kitchen stove with a cigarette, killing the dogs in the explosion. The three then meet Carlos Olivera, who was also sent by Ashford to look for Angela.
The group arrives at city hall, unaware that Major Cain has intervened with Dr. Ashford's plan. He captures Alice and the others and demands to see a demonstration of Alice's abilities against the Nemesis. He explains that Alice was unique and adapted to the changes from the t-Virus, unlike her counterpart. Alice refuses to fight until Cain shoots Dr. Ashford and threatens to kill everyone else if she continues to object. She fights Nemesis until she gains the upper hand and impales him on a sharp metal object. During the fight, she experiences a flashback that reveals that the Nemesis actually is Matt Addison, who had been subjected to Umbrella's experiments alongside her. Cain orders Nemesis' immediate execution, but Alice refuses the order and the offer to rejoin the Umbrella corporation at his side. Disappointed, Cain orders Matt to kill her, however, the Nemesis rebels - implying that he remembers Alice from The Hive - and attacks the Umbrella soldiers instead. He aids Alice and the others in their fight to escape. He later protects Alice from the helicopters trying to kill her, taking them out with one shot from his rocket launcher. Alice tries to evade the crash, but is rendered unconscious by flying shrapnel from one of the helicopters. She later regains consciousness when Carlos and Angela go to retrieve her. As she is pulled to her feet, she spots the Nemesis' hand sticking out from underneath the burning wreck of one of the helicopters.
Death and rebirthEdit
When the nuclear strike ordered by Major Cain occurs, the helicopter Alice and the others use to escape is caught by the shock waves from the blast. A pole of some sort inside the helicopter is shaken loose by the blast and spins toward Angela. Alice throws herself in front of the girl and as a result, is impaled by the pole. Alice is only partially aware of the helicopter crash before she dies, catching flashes of the event as it happens. The others pull her from the crash and cover her body. Two hours later, her body is retrieved from the Arklay Mountains by Umbrella scientists, lead by Dr. Sam Isaacs.
3 weeks after the outbreak in Raccoon City, Alice has been taken to a Umbrella facility in Detroit. She wakes from stasis in a tank, with no memory of the outbreak or The Hive. It is revealed that Dr. Sam Isaacs reanimated Alice with a new strain of the t-Virus which gave her telekinetic abilities, making her Umbrella's most successful experiment. When asked about her name or any indication of the incident, Alice's memories return and she responds, "My name is Alice. And I remember everything,". She attacks Dr. Isaacs and his team, demonstrating her new-found abilities; when an Umbrella guard shoots her with a Taser, she remains unharmed by the electrical current and uses the weapon against it's wielder by tossing the wires back at him. During her escape, she somehow detects she is being watched by one of the security guards and is able to kill with a mere glance through the monitors. During her escape, Alice is confronted by a dozen armed soldiers waiting outside, ready to kill her, when Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera (posing as Umbrella operatives) intervene. During their departure, Dr. Isaacs orders the security guards to let them go. He then orders the activation of Project Alice.
In the novelized version, some point after Apocalypse and before Extinction, Alice killed Angela Ashford under Umbrella's control.
After escaping the laboratory in Detroit, Alice leaves the group, realizing that she was a threat to her companions, and sets out across the deserted American landscape, presumably as the global outbreak occurs. Five years later, she responds to a call for help from an abandoned radio station, only to be captured by a group of psychopaths and forced to fight a group of Cerberus for their amusement. She outwitted her captors and left them to their fates, being ripped apart by the Cerberus.
All the while, her psionic powers were growing, which proved to be a risk, as Umbrella could detect the effects of those powers and track her. They proved useful, however when she came across the convoy led by Claire Redfield, and used her powers to expand a cloud of fire to wipe out a swarm of infected crows and saved Carlos from being burnt alive, after which she passed out and awoke a few hours later.
Alice informed the surviving convoy members, Carlos and L.J. among them, of a supposedly uninfected outpost in Alaska (Arcadia), and it was agreed that the convoy would head there after scouring the ruins of Las Vegas for supplies.
It was there than Sam Isaacs set a trap for her, with a shipping crate full of Super Undead. Using a signal to "deactivate her" (eventually activating her implanted neural dampener) Isaacs prepared to collect her body. But Alice was able to fight off the paralyzing influence, and massacred Isaacs' strike team. She had the chance to shoot down his helicopter, but realized that it could be the convoy's ticket to Alaska.
She shows her love to Carlos by sharing a romantic kiss with him just before he sacrifices himself. Carlos, who had been infected by an infected L.J, drove a rigged tanker truck into a swarm of Undead, sacrificing himself to allow the survivors into the nearby Umbrella facility, where the convoy survivors lifted off.
Alice, though, decided to stay behind, and finish things with Umbrella once and for all. What she found was carnage. Dozens of corpses, all with her face, filled a ditch on the grounds of the facility; clones, created by Isaacs to further his research into the virus and the anti-virus. She descended into the lab to find it destroyed.
Amidst the wreckage was the White Queen, an AI similar to the one she had encountered five years prior in The Hive. The Queen informed her that her blood was the key to purging the world of the t-Virus. The computer offered to help, but they could not proceed until Isaacs, now a hideous mutant (The Tyrant), was killed. Alice fought the monster in a replica of the Spencer Mansion and the Hive, the battle eventually moved into a recreation of the laser room.
Before Isaacs could strike a killing blow however, the laser grid activated, slicing through the creature and continuing toward Alice. Bracing herself for the end, she was surprised when the lasers deactivated. They had in fact, been controlled by another of her clones, woken up during her fight with Isaacs. A few hours later, Alice appeared, via hologram, at an Umbrella board meeting. She faced down chairman Albert Wesker, vowing to come for him, and "bring a few of my friends." Outside, as she and the first clone looked on, the others began to wake up.
AfterlifeEditIn Resident Evil: Afterlife, Alice and her clones assault the Tokyo headquarters of the Umbrella Corporation. The clones kill everyone except Albert Wesker who escapes in a helicopter and activates a bomb that destroys the facility and kills all of Alice's clones. Alice escapes on the chopper with him and holds a gun to his head, preparing to execute Wesker, but he injects her with a serum that destroys the T cells in her body and renders her powerless. Wesker reveals that he has taken the t-Virus too and displays similar powers to Alice, defeating her and asks her for her last words.
Alice thanks Wesker, happy he removed her powers as she's now fully human again. As Wesker prepares to kill her, the pilot-less helicopter crashes. Alice is presumably the only survivor. Six months later, Alice pilots a two-seater plane to Alaska in hopes of finding Arcadia and the other survivors. Instead, Alice discovers a field of abandoned planes and choppers. She later finds the chopper flown by Claire Redfield abandoned on a nearby beach with the journal she gave K-Mart still inside, but nothing else. As she wonders what to do next, she is attacked and defeats her assailant but is shocked to see that its Claire with a Scarab device on her chest. Alice removes the device, but finds that Claire suffers memory-loss from a drug the device injected her with.
The two journey to Los Angeles where they find thousands of Undead surrounding the Citadel Correctional Facility, which houses a small group of survivors. Alice crash lands on the roof after and the group, lead by Luther West and Angel Ortiz, is disappointed Alice is not from Arcadia and reveals the safe haven is actually a ship, now moored in the harbor. Alice guesses it must be traveling up and down the West Coast retrieving survivors from various locations.
In the facility's prison Alice meets (and Claire is reunited with) Chris Redfield. Shortly after, Axeman attacks and lets in the Undead horde, forcing the survivors to abandon the prison. Alice's plane is hijacked by Bennett and the only escape vehicle is unusable due to the engine having been removed. Alice leads an escape through a tunnel dug by Undead that leads into the storm drains.
Alice, Claire and Chris end up the only survivors and make their way to Arcadia. There, they find Alice's plane crashed on the deck, but no sign of Bennett. Though the ship is abandoned, the log states over 2,000 people are still aboard. The trio discover a cargo hold with the Umbrella logo on it. Claire's memory of the events in Alaska returns and Alice realizes that Arcadia is an Umbrella trap to lure survivors into their grasp. Alice leaves Chris and Claire the duty of freeing the prisoners (starting with K-Mart), while she follows a blood trail to another room. Once inside, she discovers Albert Wesker is alive and well. Wesker reveals that his t-Virus powers allowed him to regenerate, but unlike Alice, the t-Virus is taking him over and he believes that feeding on her flesh will allow him to regain full control of himself. His actions and insanity are why the crew abandoned ship and he holds her at bay with an armed Bennett and two Undead dogs. However, Claire and Chris step in and Alice reminds him that she promised to "bring a few friends" along with her when she faced him.
Claire and Chris unsuccessfully battle Wesker while Alice kills the Undead dogs with one of her shotguns and wounds Wesker with a knife to the head. Bennett thwarts her attempt to get her other shotgun to finish him off, but he's stopped by a recovered K-Mart who knocks him out and tosses Alice back her shotgun, allowing her to blow a massive hole through Wesker's head and free Claire and Chris. Wesker survives his wound, so Claire and Chris unload their pistols into him and trap him with Bennett. Wesker regenerates, kills Bennett and escapes on another chopper and activates another bomb to blow up the Arcadia. Alice quickly calls Chris and Claire to escape the cargo hold, but merely to watch as his plane is destroyed. Prior to her encounter with Wesker, Alice had removed the ship's bomb and placed it inside the plane he would later use to escape.
With a ship full of over 2,000 survivors, Alice decides to turn Arcadia into a real sanctuary for survivors and broadcasts her own message of hope to draw survivors to the ship. Unfortunately, a massive Umbrella force of choppers and soldiers commanded by Jill Valentine who is now under Umbrella´s control approach the ship as the movie ends.
RetributionEditShortly after the battle aboard the Arcadia began, Alice was injured in the destruction of a Umbrella osprey and was thrown overboard. Recovered from the waters by the Umbrella Corporation, Alice is taken to a bio weapons testing facility known as Umbrella Prime. When Alice wakes, Jill Valentine appears and begins an interrogation. After several unsuccessful attempts, the power unexpectedly goes out allowing Alice to escape from her cell.
After escaping a laser grid defense measure, Alice finds herself in a simulation of Tokyo where she battles a horde of Undead that include Japan's patient zero. About to be overwhelmed, Alice flees through a door that leads back into the facility and enters the Operations Center only to find the personnel dead. Alice encounters Ada Wong - immediately recognizing her as the associate of Wesker. Wesker appears on a monitor and Ada explains that she and Wesker no longer work for Umbrella as the supercomputer Red Queen has taken over the Umbrella Corporation.
While Alice wants to blast her way out of a window to escape, Ada reveals to her that they are located beneath an ice field. Wesker informs Alice that he has sent her help in the form of a team led by Leon Kennedy. They set out to reach the suburban recreation of Raccoon City after a brief conversation with the Red Queen, who promptly threatens them that they are going to die.
Alice and Ada are able to reach the simulation of Raccoon City - after a brief battle in the New York simulation against two Axemen. During their trip, Alice locates a young girl named Becky who believes Alice is her mother. Alice recognizes the girl from her remembrances of the clone's experience and vows to protect her. While trying to escape the house, the group encounters Jill and a group of soldiers including Rain Ocampo, Carlos Olivera, and One. A shootout occurs, resulting in Ada's capture and Alice and Becky's escape. Entering the Moscow simulation, they encounter a second clone of Rain who Alice asks to look after Becky as she goes forward to meet the rescue team. Alice enters the Moscow environment and rescues the group from a collection of Las Plagas Undead and a Licker. They return to Becky and Rain to escape.
With time to spare the team reaches the elevators; however, the Licker captures Becky while Jill and the clones return and open fire. Alice pursues the Licker to rescue Becky, finding her in a cocoon with the Licker. Alice disables the Licker and rescues Becky. After she recovers explosives, Alice and Becky travel through a tunnel and find the cloning chamber where they find hundreds of clones of themselves. Alice reassures the girl that she is her mother and they are again attacked by the Licker. Using the explosives from earlier, Alice destroys the Licker and escapes with the child. They reach the surface and reunite with the rescue team while Umbrella Prime floods beneath them when the explosives go off.
Shortly afterward the rescue team is intercepted by a surviving Jill and her enforcer, the clone of Rain. While Rain fights Leon and Luther, Jill and Alice fight. Despite being severely injured, Alice manages to break the Scarab free from Jill's chest and frees her from the Red Queen's influence. Alice joins Leon in fighting Rain - who has injected herself with a Plaga parasite - but both are overpowered by the enhanced clone. After being severely injured by a hit to her chest, Alice notices a collection of Las Plagas Undead beneath the ice. With the help of the freed Jill, Alice stops Rain by breaking the ice beneath her feet. A rescue vehicle arrives to save them, but Alice collapses from her injuries.
When she awakens, Alice is taken to the Oval Office in the White House. Escorted into the room alone, Alice finds herself facing Wesker. He immediately injects her with a sample of the T-Virus and she collapses again. He informs her he has returned to her her gifts in exchange for her help in defeating the Red Queen, who is set on destroying all that remains of humanity. She vows to kill him for what he's done to her and he taunts her by showing her the waves of undead that wait outside the White House barricades.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
After Alice's exposure to the t-Virus via experimentation conducted by the Umbrella Corporation, the virus somehow bonded with her in a way that is not seen in others who are infected. In turn, the virus gave her enhanced senses, agility, speed, strength, and accelerated healing. By the end of Apocalypse, she develops telekinetic abilities by added experimentation. A display of her physical abilities is demonstrated in a duel in Apocalypse where she was able to overcome the latest B.O.W., the Nemesis (Matt Addison). She is also able to dispatch most human foes with ease; during her time with the psychopaths in Extinction, she killed one of them with a single kick to the face, which presumably snapped his neck. During her escape from the Umbrella Detroit facility, her telekinetic abilities were displayed when she caused a guard in a surveillance room to bleed from every orifice, killing him slowly.
In short, she gains all of the t-Virus's "positive" effects and none of its negative effects like the deceasing of higher brain function, cannibalistic cravings, and eventual decomposing or rotting flesh. Alice was able to maintain her humanity and a strong sense of confidence in her skills as an advantage against even the most superior foes. Alice's telekinetic abilities were used three times in Extinction; the first time to levitate her motorbike (and several rocks) while dreaming, once to deflect the fire used to kill the crows, and once again to deflect a mutated Dr. Isaacs, stopping the tentacles and throwing him through a wall, also destroying most of the corridor of the mansion in the process. However, during her battle with Isaacs she was only able to win with the help of one of her clones. Alice tricked Isaacs into a laser security system which she knew could kill Isaacs (even with his enhanced regenerative capabilities, faster than her own). If not for her clone deactivating the system on time Alice would have shared the same fate as Isaacs. This still shows her cleverness and courage in battle, a trait that has kept her alive in her battles.
In Resident Evil: Afterlife, Alice's clones were shown to posses at least telekinesis and could use it on the same level she could. They also displayed signs of Alice's heightened speed and agility, as they fought Wesker's men and guards. As Alice confronts Wesker on a chopper after he has blown up his facility, he injects her with a serum that destroys the T-cells in her body from the virus and thus renders her powerless. Alice actually thanks Wesker for this as it allows her to become a normal human again. Even without her powers, Alice retains the same level of confidence and fighting skills as she possessed with them before when she was a security operative of the Hive, and is even able to defeat an empowered Wesker (who had similar powers to her own) without her powers, using her own cunning and skill. In Resident Evil: Retribution she is able to defeat the empowered Rain without her powers as well through sheer ingenuity.
At the end of Resident Evil: Retribution, Albert Wesker injects Alice with the T-Virus, instantly restoring her powers.
Appearance and wardrobeEdit
Alice wears a red dress, which has a plunging v neckline and thin straps. The left side of the dress is cut to hip level and the right side falls to below the knee. The dress is lined with a matching red fabric. Underneath, Alice wears a small black mini skirt. Flat black three-quarter knee length boots complete the outfit. At times in the film she also wears a man's black leather biker jacket. Alice's hair is cut in a rough style to just above her shoulders and is parted at the side and layered.
Resident Evil: ApocalypseEdit
Alice wears a cropped orange tank with spaghetti straps. Over her orange tank she has a tattered olive mesh tank, sleeveless, with a scooped neckline. The mesh tank comes down to the level of a short mini skirt. She wears dark grey/faded black jeans, bootcut and hipster style. Earlier in the film her trousers are complete, but they get ripped. Once ripped, the middle part of her left trouser leg is missing, from above her leg holsters to below her knee. Her boots are dark leather and cowboy style, with a small heel. She wears many different holsters, including a webbed belt with double strapped leg holsters. She also has twin shoulder holsters and a leather strap slung across her chest for her shotgun. Her hair is dirty blonde and roughly cut to just above her shoulders and is center parted.
Resident Evil: ExtinctionEdit
Alice wears a sand colored tank top, probably with spaghetti straps. Over this she wears a short sleeved brown shirt, with only a few buttons done up at the bottom. She also wears brown full chaps with stocking-style straps at the front, which appear to be part of her shirt, as well as short olive/stone cotton cut-off shorts. Her olive/stone twin leg holsters are held with waist straps that cross over at the back. At times she wears a dark scarf and fingerless gloves. She also has a full length stone colored jacket. Her hair is dirty blonde and messy.
Resident Evil: AfterlifeEdit
Alice, and her clones, wear a combat suit that is all black and contains a body suit. After her clones are blown up and she goes on a voyage she wears a large green coat that covers her brown leather black short-sleeved T-shirt, black military corset/vest, pair of black leggings, pair of green leg warmers, and pair of black boots. Alice has hair dyed dark brown and lets her natural hair color grow out.
Resident Evil: RetributionEdit
Alice wears her Afterlife outfit in the first part of the movie. Her clone is seen wearing a red and white plaid shirt and blue skinny jeans, with brown boots. She wears a medical sheet when she wakes in Umbrella Prime. During the reboot of the Red Queen, she finds an Umbrella combat battle suit. The suit contains a black spandex full body suit, and cut-off finger gloves, sealed with finger seams. On the top of the suit is a tight bustier-cut leather vest with buckles. She wears black high boots with wedge heels. Her hair is neat and a darker shade of brown.
- Alice's name was not mentioned during the first movie, though it was revealed in the credits. Furthermore, few characters ever actually address Alice by name.
- In the films, Alice's last name is never mentioned by mouth or by any other means. Her official name is revealed in the promotional material, "Raccoon City Times", for Resident Evil: Apocalypse alongside the disappearance of Jill Valentine's partner, Leon Kennedy. In the novels her last name is mentioned as being "Abernathy".
- Throughout the course of the films, Alice's hair color gradually changes from blonde to brunette. According to Milla Jovovich via twitter this was due to Alice having her hair dyed and letting her natural hair color grow out.
- Alice's costume from the third film was designed by Milla Jovovich's clothing line, Jovovich-Hawk.
- ↑ The Raccoon City Times
- ↑ Janus Prospero confirmation
- ↑ Resident Evil - her fake marriage with Spence Parks
- ↑ Resident Evil: Apocalypse
- ↑ Resident Evil: Afterlife
- ↑ Resident Evil: Retribution
- ↑ The Raccoon City Times