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Queens have to be dignified, you know... and if I really am a queen, I shall be able to manage it quite well in time...
~ Alice.
You have our father's eyes.
~ Alice revealing her true identity to her sister Batwoman.

Elizabeth "Beth" Kane, or better known as Alice and later Red Alice, is a villain from the DC Comics and also both an enemy and the long-lost twin sister of Kate Kane/Batwoman.

History

New Earth

Beth Kane was the daughter of Jacob and Gabi Kane, and the twin sister of Kate Kane. Originally from Gotham City, the family moved to Brussels, Belgium when Jacob was transferred to N.A.T.O. While in Brussels, the Kane family became the victim of a terrorist kidnapping where she, Gabi and Kate were abducted. Although Jacob led the rescue mission, Kate was apparently the only survivor while Gabi was shot through the head and Beth was presumed deceased as well.

Beth survived but was mentally broken in the process. Now part of the Religion of Crime, she styled herself as Alice from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and only spoke in quotes from the book. She quickly rose to power within the organization and was fast on her way to becoming the new "High Priestess of Gotham City".

Pursuant to this, she kidnapped Colonel Kane, hoping for his access to Fort Richards so she could acquire toxic gas. Jacob recognized her as her long-lost daughter but was too dumbstruck to do anything. In the ensuing fight with her sister Kate (now Batwoman), she fell out of the plane into the river after stabbing the vigilante's extended hand with the words, "You have our father's eyes". After Kate tested both of their blood, it was proof that Alice was Beth and believed she was dead after falling from the plane, but the police never found her body.

In the aftermath of Alice's presumed death, Kate continued fighting the Religion of Crime, finding them defending a strange sarcophagus.

The New 52

In the 2011 New 52 relaunch, Alice's backstory was altered. Beth Eizabeth, along with her identical twin sister Kate, were born to U.S. States Army career soldiers Jacob and Gabi Kane. The family often moved due to the nature of Jacob and Gabi's work; one of these moves was to Brussels, Belgium when the twins were 11. On their twelfth birthday while going out to celebrate, the Kanes' car (with the except of Jacob) was rammed by a truck and the three were kidnapped by masked men. Hours later, Kate was rescued by Jacob and a team of soldiers, but Gabi and presumably Beth were killed.

However, Beth was secretly still alive. As the weaker of the two Kane siblings, and without her twin present to fulfill the purpose of their abduction anyway, Beth was eventually sent to the Religion of Crime as their new High Madame after the death of Bruno Mannheim. Her exact experiences during her time in captivity are unknown, but her Alice persona took control before she became the High Madame of the Religion of Crime.

Lead by Alice, the Religion of Crime planned a new attack on Gotham, this time intending on drowning the city in a carpet of poisonous gas dropped from an aircraft. After Batwoman disabled the gas release mechanism on Alice's plane, the two fought, eventually battling out onto the wing. The pair lost balance, and fell over the side; Batwoman caught Alice and gripped into the plane with her gauntlet flanges. Alice pulled a knife, and, with the words "You have our father's eyes," revealed her true identity to her twin. She stabbed Kate in the forearm, and subsequently fell to her death when Kate dropped her.

The Religion of Crime recovered Alice's body shortly after her fall, as it was not found by police divers. The corpse was placed into a special sarcophagus that worked to resurrect Alice over a period of months before being recovered by D.E.O. agent Cameron Chase. Eventually, after the defeat of Medusa's cult, the D.E.O. revived Alice using the sarcophagus. Mister Bones revealed Beth to Kate as part of his blackmail plan to uncover Batman's identity. In the climax, Batwoman, Alice, Bette and Jake along with Batman to defeat and subdue Bones and his forces. Afterwards, Jacob took Beth to an offshore treatment facility to try and reclaim her mind.

After some time, Beth returned to Gotham now calling herself Red Alice, and exploring the abandoned Kane estate before revealing herself to Kate. However, Kate had fallen under the influence, believing herself to be in love with the "vampire". Beth fought and defended her sister and was able to break her free from Nocturna's control and handed her over to the police. The two of them then found themselves summoned to space to defeat Morgaine Le Fey. During the fighting, Beth's helmet cracked, forcing Ragman to take her soul so that Batwoman could preserve her body during re-entry. As Ragman attempted to revive Beth, he found her swimming away from many of the evil souls in his garments. She insisted that despite all the evil she did, she wanted to redeem herself and returned to her body. After Morgaine's defeat and the world was returned to normal, Kate and Beth embrace and the latter slept peacefully.

After this, Beth was transferred to the Weiße Kaninchen Sanatorium near Geneva, Switzerland for further treatment. However, the villain Knife later kidnapped Beth from Switzerland, drugged and brainwashed her into becoming Alice again and used her to terrorize Batwoman. Though Batwoman was able to defend Beth from both Knife and Batman, she strained her already-shaky relationship with the latter in the process. Three months later, Beth had been set up in a room in Kate's apartment, where she was cared for by both Kate and Julia Pennyworth and continued to receive outpatient therapy (presumably Zatanna Zatara).

Alternate Versions

Red Alice also appears in the comic book Batwoman: Future's End. Set "five years in the future", Batwoman has become a vampire. Red Alice joins with Clayface, Jason Blood/Etrigan the Demon, and Ragman to try to stop her. During the battle, Batwoman kills Jason and Clayface. Red Alice fends off Batwoman's attacks using technology given to her by Bruce Wayne, and then kills her sister by driving a wooden stake through her heart.

It is unclear if this story is intended to depict an actual future for Batwoman (after having been bitten by Nocturna several times prior to Red Alice's appearance) or if it was a non-canonical story. Basil Karlo/Clayface appears to die in the 2018 Detective Comics story arc Fall of the Batmen (although he later is shown to be alive, and leaving Gotham City), indicating the Batwoman: Future's End story is non-canonical.

Arrowverse

Main article: Alice (Arrowverse)

Alice appears in the first season of the upcoming TV series Batwoman, where she is the leader of the Wonderland Gang and as the main antagonist.

She is portrayed by Rachel Skarsten.

Trivia

  • Before the New 52 relaunch, the Religion of Crime was defending a strange sarcophagus. In the new timeline, the Religion was doing the same thing after Beth's death, which means that they probably intended on reviving her in the original timeline.

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Theatrical Movies
Batman (1966): Joker | Catwoman | Penguin | Riddler
Batman (1989): Joker | Bob Hawkins | Alicia Hunt | Carl Grissom | Max Eckhardt | Vinnie Ricorso | Joe Chill
Batman Returns: Penguin | Red Triangle Circus Gang (Organ Grinder, Poodle Lady, Tattooed Strongman, Stungun Clown, Thin Clown, Fat Clown, Sword Swallower & Knifethrower Dame) | Max Shreck | Catwoman | Charles "Chip" Shreck
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm: Phantasm | Joker | Salvatore Valestra | Arthur Reeves | Chuckie Sol | Buzz Bronski
Batman Forever: Riddler | Two-Face | Sugar | Spice | NygmaTech (Frogmen) | Neon Gang (Neon Gang Leader) | Salvatore Maroni
Batman & Robin: Poison Ivy | Mr. Freeze | Bane | Snowy Cones Thugs | Golums | Jason Woodrue
Batman Begins: Ra's al Ghul | League of Shadows (Ra's Decoy) | Scarecrow | Carmine Falcone | Victor Zsasz | Joe Chill
The Dark Knight: Joker | Joker's Thugs (Thomas Schiff, Chuckles, Kilson, Bus Driver, Happy, Dopey, Grumpy & Bus Driver) | Two-Face | Sal Maroni | The Chechen | Gambol | Lau | Bank Manager | Michael Wuertz | Burmese Bandit
The Dark Knight Rises: League of Shadows (Bane, Talia al Ghul & Barsad) | Catwoman | John Daggett
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Lex Luthor | Doomsday | Anatoli Knyazev | Mercy Graves | Cesar Santos | Amajagh | Joe Chill | Zod | Joker | Steppenwolf
Suicide Squad: Eyes of the Adversary (Enchantress & Incubus) | Suicide Squad (Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, El Diablo, Killer Croc, Slipknot & Amanda Waller) | Joker's Gang (Joker, Jonny Frost, Panda Man & Monster T) | Griggs
The Lego Batman Movie: Joker | Harley Quinn | Phantom Zone Criminals (Zod, Sauron, Kraken, Lord Voldemort, Jaws & Gremlins) | Catwoman | Poison Ivy | Two-Face | Bane | Riddler
Joker: Clowns (Joker, Clown & Ambulance Clown) | Penny Fleck | Randall | Wall Street Three | Penny Fleck's Boyfriend

Direct-to-video Movies
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero: Mr. Freeze | Dr. Gregory Belson
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker: Joker | The Jokerz (Chucko, Dee-Dee, Ghoul, Woof & Bonk) | Harley Quinn
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman: Penguin | Bane | Rupert Thorne | Carlton Duquesne
The Batman vs. Dracula: Dracula | Penguin | Joker
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: Lex Luthor | Major Force | Metallo | Amanda Waller | Toyman | Solomon Grundy | Gorilla Grodd | Killer Frost | Lady Shiva | Giganta | Mongul | Captain Cold
Batman: Under the Red Hood: Jason Todd | Joker | Black Mask | Ra's al Ghul | Riddler
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse: Darkseid | Female Furies (Granny Goodness, Gilotina, Mad Harriet, Lashina & Stompa) | Doomsday
Batman: Year One: Batman | Commissioner Loeb | Carmine Falcone | Arnold John Flass | Catwoman | Joker
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Batman | Joker | Mutant Leader | Ellen Yindel | Harvey Dent | Selina Kyle
Son of Batman: Deathstroke | League of Assassins (Ra's al Ghul & Talia al Ghul) | Ubu | Killer Croc | Man-Bats
Batman: Assault on Arkham: Suicide Squad (Amanda Waller, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost, King Shark, Black Spider, KGBeast) | Joker | Riddler | Penguin | Scarecrow | Victor Zsasz | Bane | Two-Face | Poison Ivy
Batman vs. Robin: Court of Owls (Samantha Vanaver, Talon, Owls Lieutenant, & Talon Warriors) | Dollmaker
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts: Animalitia (Penguin, Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Cheetah & Silverback)
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem: Joker | Scarecrow | Clayface | Silver Banshee | Solomon Grundy
Batman: Bad Blood: League of Assassins (Talia al Ghul, The Heretic, Onyx, Firefly, Tusk, Mad Hatter, Electrocutioner, Hellhound, Calculator, & Killer Moth) | Black Mask
Batman: The Killing Joke: Joker | Paris Franz
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants: Penguin | Mr. Freeze | Cheetah | Hush | Mad Hatter | Two-Face | Bane | Chemo | Killer Croc | Clayface | Joker | Dr. Kirk Langstrom
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders: Joker | Penguin | Riddler | Catwoman | Archer | Black Widow | Bookworm | Clock King | Egghead | False Face | King Tut | Louie the Lilac | Mad Hatter | Minstrel | Mr. Freeze | Sandman | Shame | Siren
Batman and Harley Quinn: Harley Quinn | Poison Ivy | Floronic Man
Batman vs. Two-Face: Two-Face | Hugo Strange | Catwoman | King Tut | Bookworm | Joker | Penguin | Riddler | Clock King | Egghead | Mr. Freeze | Shame | Harley Quinn
Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Riddler | Clayface | Joker | Mr. Freeze | Catwoman | Penguin | Harley Quinn | Poison Ivy
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight: Jack the Ripper | Barbara-Eileen Gordon | Selina Kyle | Harvey Dent | Hugo Strange | Ivy
Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: Professor Zoom | Suicide Squad (Amanda Waller, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Bronze Tiger, Copperhead, Black Manta, Punch, Jewelee, & Count Vertigo) | Killer Frost | Blockbuster | Silver Banshee | Vandal Savage | Knockout | Scandal Savage | Professor Pyg | Tobias Whale | League of Assassins (Deathstroke) | Two-Face
Batman Ninja: Joker | Harley Quinn | Catwoman | Gorilla Grodd | Bane | Penguin | Poison Ivy | Deathstroke | Two-Face
Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Foot Clan (Shredder & Baxter Stockman) | League of Assassins (Ra's al Ghul & Ubu) | Joker | Penguin | Harley Quinn | Mr. Freeze | Scarecrow | Two-Face | Poison Ivy | Bane
Batman: Hush: Riddler/Hush | Catwoman | Poison Ivy | Bane | Joker | Harley Quinn | Clayface | Scarecrow | Lex Luthor | Lady Shiva | Two-Face | Penguin | Mr. Freeze | Thomas Elliot

Television
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The Batman
Joker | Penguin | Bane | Catwoman | Mr. Freeze | Killer Croc | Man-Bat | Firefly | Riddler | Punch & Judy | Kabuki Twins | Hugo Strange | Cluemaster | Ragdoll | Temblor | Poison Ivy | Tony Zucco | Count Vertigo | Harley Quinn | Maxie Zeus | Clayface | Francis Grey | Killer Moth | D.A.V.E. | Dracula | Rumor | Toyman | Mirror Master | Lex Luthor | Black Mask | Sinestro | Joker 2.0 | Prank | Killgore Steed | Team Penguin | Julie | Spellbinder | Cosmo Krank

Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn | Poison Ivy | Joker | Scarecrow | Queen of Fables | Darkseid | Parademons | Penguin | Mr. Freeze | Lex Luthor | Bane | Killer Croc | Man-Bat | Riddler | Kite Man | Doctor Psycho | Clayface | King Shark | Sy Borgman | Doctor Trap | Frank the Plant | Two-Face | Catwoman | Nick Quinzel | Sharon Quinzel

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