Bill McGill is a resident of Wonderland and a former servant to the White Rabbit. He was first seen in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and he is briefly seen during American McGee's Alice while Alice Liddell is traveling through the Vale of Tears.
Bill had formally been one of the servants to the White Rabbit, possibly as a chimney-sweep or a handyman for the household. During her first trip through Wonderland, Alice had become stuck in a room of the White Rabbit's house after drinking from an unlabeled bottle, which made her grow uncontrollably and too large for the room. After Rabbit's attempts to get into the room failed, he and the other servants sent Bill to go through the chimney to investigate, since he and another creature had a ladder in their possession. Unwilling to let Bill get through the chimney, Alice used her then huge foot that was stuck in the chimney to kick Bill, sending him shoot out of the chimney and into the air. He managed to survive the fall thanks to his fellow creatures. When Alice finally escaped the house, she briefly saw Bill been treated for his faint state with a bottle of brandy.
Later, Bill was called to be a juror in the trial of The Knave of Hearts' supposed theft of The Queen of Hearts's tarts. When his pencil squeaked too much on his slate, it annoyed Alice to the point that she took the pencil from him. Not knowing where it went, Bill started using his finger to write, even though it left no mark on the slate. During the trail, Alice had started growing large again and disturbed the jury by knocking over the jury box. She placed the jurors back, but had accidentally up Bill in his seat upside-down the first time. Soon after, the Queen "provided" ink for Bill when she throw some at his face.
American McGee's AliceEdit
Following Alice's fall into insanity and Wonderland's corruption, Bill gained a very cynical outlook on life and became addicted to brandy. He owned a small, run-down house along the river in the Vale of Tears, but was forced out by The Duchess, who used his home to hide from the Queen of Hearts.
Alice met him outside of his house while she was traveling down the river, as she was looking for the Duchess to retrieve the Mock Turtle's shell from her. Between requests for brandy, Bill explained that the Duchess had taken over his home, and volunteered to help retrieve the shell, but as soon as the front door of the house opened and sucked Alice inside, Bill ran away screaming. After Alice killed the Duchess, Bill and Turtle entered. As Alice and Turtle left to go to the Wonderland Woods, Bill claimed he would have some leeches clean up the Duchess' corpse.
Although he is seen during Wonderland's return to peace, it's unknown what happened to Bill between then and Madness Returns as he has not been seen since.
In Alice, Bill looks like a chameleon - a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizard - and stands like a man on his back legs. He wears a brown tool-belt, a flatcap and an off-white waistcoat. The color of his skin is always shifting.
Bill has a very cynical, depressing view on life and has a negative attitude; when Alice says she had her wits, Bill claimed that she had nothing as wits were useless in Wonderland. Although he was willing to put his best foot forward and help Alice, he is obviously a coward as he runs away at the sight of the doors opening. His thoughts are mostly dominated by his addiction of brandy, shown when he asks Alice for some even when she already told him she has none.
- It is notable that after Alice kills the Duchess, Bill and the Mock Turtle run into the room. Bill states that he would "have the leeches clean up this mess" (the Duchess' corpse). This could possibly be a reference to the real world in the Asylum. It has been confirmed that while Alice was battling the Duchess, she was in fact fighting off a nurse in the Asylum. Bill and the Mock Turtle could be Wonderland counterparts (during this scene) of orderlies. Leeches were a form of treatment in Rutledge, so it is possible that after Alice beat the Nurse the Orderly (or Bill) ordered Alice to be treated with leeches.
- During the next scene (which takes place underwater) could represent this procedure as many aquatic animals attack Alice.