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The Cup was an unreleased weapon intended to be equipped by Alice throughout her journey in Wonderland. It was one of several weapon concepts based upon tarot and takes the color of purple when equipped. The cup's attacks were separated as one became the Pepper Grinder, while the other became another unused weapon: the Fire Whip.


The Cup originally had two primary attacks: one ranged attack and another melee. Similar to the current use of the Pepper Grinder, Alice could grind the end of the cup to allow the release of explosive material to pursue her enemy. However, if Alice's enemy is too close, Alice could spin the cup around on a chain at high-speed similar to the fire whip.[1]


Cup dress

The dark-purple Cup dress.

The Cup was a heavy, wooden-based which used its weight to effectively smash and dismantle enemies. It broke whatever surrounds it and reduced it to a thick dust when used. It had a simple, small, unmarked and round exterior, but had an extremely long and flexible metal chain hidden within its skin.

When equipped, the Cup turned Alice's Classic blue ensemble to a dark purple-based haze which looked extremely grey and worn from the smoke it unfolded.


  • Initially, these weapons were planned to make an appearance in-game as they had models and animations (which now cannot be found in the game files). They were cut, but the Fire Whip was shown in the beta trailer, which sparked a lot of controversy.
  • The Cup is one of the four weapons and dresses which were in the original line-up. The others being the Classic dress, the Hammer and the Wand.
  • The cup is one of the only tarot-based weapons to not be used at any known stage of development – specifically not receiving any 3D model or animation. It is similar to and was possibly replaced by another unused weapon, the Fire Whip, which actually received animation.


  1. McGee, American. (2011). The Art of Alice: Madness Returns. Milwaukee, OR: Dark Horse Books. ISBN 978-1-59582-697-8.

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