|“||If you leap from that table again, Alice, I'll expire! You're two times too reckless, my girl.||”|
Mrs. Liddell is the mother of Alice and Elizabeth, and the wife of Arthur Liddell. Along with Arthur and Lizzie, she died in a fire which destroyed their home. Although she has never been physically seen, only seen in the portrait of the family, Mrs. Liddell can be heard during the beginning of American McGee's Alice, and heard multiple times through Alice's memories in Alice: Madness Returns.
Mrs. Liddell lived in Oxford with her family, where Arthur worked as a dean at Oxford University. She was a strict mother but very caring. It seemed she spent most of her time taking care of Lizzie and Alice, and seeing to their lessons. It's unknown if she knew that one of her husband's undergraduates, Angus Bumby, had developed a large obsession over Lizzie and would make sexual advances towards her.
One night, Bumby broke into the Liddell's home and raped Lizzie. Apparently, both Arthur and Mrs. Liddell were heavy sleepers, and wouldn't even have heard the "noises" coming from their daughter's bedroom.
Afterwards, Bumby killed Lizzie (or at least knocked her out), locked her bedroom door and set the house on fire to cover up his crime. Arthur and Mrs. Liddell had awoken, and tried to save their daughters, telling Alice to get out of the house and calling out to Lizzie from outside her bedroom door. Despite their pleading, and for whatever reason Lizzie didn't (or couldn't) open her door, Mrs. Liddell and her husband burned to death with no chance of escape. Arthur and his wife were so badly burnt that their lawyer, Wilton J. Radcliffe, said they were almost unrecognizable at the Oxford Morgue.
One of Alice's memories of her mother remembers her dying words as pleas for Alice to die with the family, though this may have been an illusion Alice created in her mind due to her guilt of surviving the fire.
- In real-life, Alice Liddell's mother was called Lorina Hanna Liddell (née Reeve).
- Mrs. Liddell is the only member of the Liddell family not to have her first name published; although her husband's name is never mentioned in the two games, it is seen in the Alice: Madness Returns Storybook.