| Alice McCoy |
|Appears in:||Digimon Tamers|
|First appearance||"The Messenger" |
|Last appearance||"When is a Mon Justimon?" |
|Voice actor(s):||(Ja:) Yuka Imai|
(En:) Philece Sampler
|Known relatives|| Keith McCoy (Father)|
Rob "Dolphin" McCoy (Grandfather)
Alice is a young girl with pale skin, blue eyes and short blonde hair, which is worn in pigtails with black hair ribons. She dresses in the gothic lolita fashion style, wearing a black dress with long sleeves, and many dark purple crosses on it, black stockings and shoes, and a metallic crucifix on her neck.
In a photograph, she ties her hair with blue ribbons, and wears a gray T-shirt with black sleeves and collar, a navy jeans skirt held by a brown belt with a metallic buckle,and either black pants or stockings.
Alice is the granddaughter of Professor Rob McCoy, who keeps a photograph of her. She was sent to the Tamers by the Digimon Sovereigns to give them the ability to biomerge in the Real World, via the power of her partner, Dobermon. After the episode The D-Reaper's Disguise, Alice is not seen again.
Writings released by Chiaki J. Konaka, executive producer of Digimon Tamers seem to suggest that Alice "passed on" prior to her appearance in the series and what was seen was actually her ghost. There is little in the series to support this, but in a scene in When is a Mon Justimon?, she is seen fading into the air as she leaves the area. Konaka himself notes that it was probably just his imagination getting the better of him.
The Digimon comic strips published in the UK's Wickid magazine briefly explored Alice's history, in an attempt to create some backstory for the character. Here, it is explained that she was caught up in an early digital experiment being conducted by her grandfather years ago, and was inadvertently teleported to the Digital World. She was found and raised by the Digimon Sovereign, who created Dobermon to provide her companionship. Following the arrival of the Tamers in the Digital World, she was charged with reaching them to give them the power to Biomerge in the real world, only to have her attempts repeatedly stymied by the D-Reaper's Agents. In reference to Konaka's own theories about the character, at one point during the story, Alice comments that she is "not even sure if she is alive anymore."
Although the UK comic strips are officially licensed, their story content is not moderated by any Japanese creators, so this information is not strictly canon for the animated series. In particular, there is no real reason that Alice's grandfather would be conducting an experiment related to the Digital World, as he had no reason to believe such a place even existed at the time.
- Chiaki J. Konaka's Digimon Tamers Resources: Alice McCoy
- Superfan's shrine to Alice McCoy
- Patamon's World: Alice McCoy
Notes and ReferencesEdit
|Main characters:||Takato Matsuki | Henry Wong | Rika Nonaka | Ryo Akiyama | Jeri Katou | Kazu Shioda | Kenta Kitagawa | Suzie Wong | Ai and Mako|
|Digimon:||Guilmon and Grani | Terriermon | Renamon | Cyberdramon | Leomon | Guardromon | MarineAngemon | Lopmon | Impmon and Behemoth | Calumon|
|Allies:||Omnimon | Mitsuo Yamaki | Monster Makers | Digimon Sovereigns | DigiGnomes | Alice McCoy and Dobermon | Minami Uehara and Seasarmon | Takehito Uehara|
|Villains:||Millenniummon | Hypnos| Monster Makers | Deva | Mephistomon | D-Reaper | Locomon and Parasimon|
|Relationships:||Takato Matsuki | Henry Wong | Rika Nonaka | Jeri Katou | Ryo Akiyama | Kazu Shioda | Kenta Kitagawa | Suzie Wong|
|Other media:||Battle of Adventurers | Runaway Locomon | Digimon Tamers 1984 | Message in the Packet | Brave Tamer|
|See also:||Digimon | Digital World | D-Power | Digi-Modify | Digital field | List of episodes|