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|“|| These ornately-crafted beasts, once the pride of the Hatter’s table, seem destined for scrap. Understandably they’re shirty, unsociable, bloody angry – and dangerous.
The Eyepot is an enemy mostly common in the Hatter's Domain, but also appears in some Radula Rooms. Its passive form is a teapot with its red eye closed and legs folded. The Eyepot has an extra ability where it can materialize through a swirl of clouds like the Madcaps.
Alice: Madness Returns
The Eyepot is a teapot-like creature that runs on three spider-like legs and has a red, cat-like eye in the center of its metal body. Its whole body is mostly rusting and appears to be a combination of gold and green.
When passive, the Eyepot's eye is closed and its legs are folded under it, imitating a regular teapot. However, once Alice comes close, the Eyepot opens its red eye and its legs branch out from underneath.
- Stomp – The Eyepot rears up on one leg and slams its sharp legs down on Alice.
- Teapot Cannon – The Eyepot launches blobs of blistering hot tea from a distance.
When the Eyepot is preparing to stomp on Alice, there is a pause when the enemy is rearing up on its one leg that allows Alice to prepare for a dodge. While the Eyepot is also preparing to fire blobs of tea, it gives off a whistling noise and Alice can use this warning to evade.
Its body is too durable for Alice to hurt, but its eye is vulnerable to her attacks. Firing the Pepper Grinder or Teapot Cannon, or using the Clockwork Bomb will knock it down, giving the perfect opportunity to attack it with the Vorpal Blade or Hobby Horse.
- Alice is seen stabbing a variant of the Eyepot to death in one of the teaser trailers for Madness Returns.
- The Eyepot may have been inspired by a similar eyed teapot featured in the 1939 draft of Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Drawn by British visual development artist David Hall, several storyboards from the scrapped draft were preserved after Walt Disney, having been presented with a script and accompanying visual aids, deemed the project "too monstrous." The grim, bloodthirsty Wonderland envisioned by scriptwriter Al Perkins was ultimately put to rest in favor of a lighter more child friendly interpretation over a decade later.