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|“|| Time to eat. Death is the ultimate equalizer. All have the right to be eaten.
Early life Edit
Tweedledum and Tweedledee recited a poem in the second Alice Book about a Walrus and a Carpenter who wept over the beach being far too sandy. He and the Carpenter entice a group of Oyster Starlets by four, and eventually devour them all. Alice came to the conclusion of the tale that the two characters were just as bad as each other: The Walrus ate more than the Carpenter but showed remorse; but the Carpenter ate as many as he possibly could.
Alice: Madness Returns Edit
Deep in the Deluded Depths, the Walrus has been corrupted by his own gluttony, more so than the Carpenter had been. He helps destroy the bridge with his powerful tail to block Alice's way after she helps finish the Carpenter's show. During the show in the Dreary Lane Theatre, the Walrus squishes the star flat and then recites a poem that everyone is bound to die and justifying this as a meaning to eat all the Oysters and fish he can possibly get at. As he gorges on what is left, the Infernal Train crashes into the theatre, presumably killing him and the Carpenter.
|“|| Time? Time? The time has come to talk of ships and, and, and vegetables and royalty and, and, and, whether pigs have wings... and so on.
The Walrus is a gluttonous, foul creature who is extremely self-centered, even disobeying the Carpenter at times. Although he speaks wisdom in small amounts, it is overthrown by his desire to eat.
When he first appears in the Dreary Land Theatre, the Walrus just sleeps onstage during his, the Carpenter, and Alice's reunion, suggesting that he may be lazy. However, he pays attention to his role in the show. He considers himself to be "without prejudice" and with a "fine" sense of humor.
The Walrus also appears to have an extreme tenancy to be pushed around, particularly by that of the Carpenter, until his eating habits kick in. He can't remember much of his "The time has come" poem after the Carpenter says the word "time." Interestingly, he is mentioned to be complaining about "too much sand on the beach."
The Walrus is similar to that of any other living walrus. He is extremely chubby and maintains a grey and pink color throughout his flabby and folded skin. His large, round snout contains only two small nostrils at the top where nearby are two large, "pout-y" eyes - separated by a mass of wrinkles and folds. He has no legs and only two fins with a tail, and two large tusks; the one on the right being broken, however. These tusks are engraved with a pattern which repeats itself several times over.
The Walrus wears a black-and-white striped hat with a small red puff on top and a large, white, scruffy Elizabethan collar around his neck, giving him the appearance of a clown. During the show, he wears a skull mask and wields a scythe prop, portraying himself as the Grim Reaper.
Poem in Alice: Madness Returns Edit
Sword and crown are worthless here.
I invite everyone to dance.
Laborers, lawyers, church, and gown,
all make their little prance.
Men and women, young and old,
reject my prophet hand.
I don’t implore them, nor ignore them.
I firmly take my stand.
This life is full of random deaths.
And heaps of grief and shame.
So few are soothed by “accident”,
you want someone to blame.
Fire, plague, and strange disease,
drowned, murdered, or, if you please,
a long fall down the basement stairs.
None are expected, no one cares.
I know the steps so very well,
all must learn my little dance.
Families may die and loved ones cry,
but no one is left to chance.
I often must work very hard,
sweat running down my skin.
After the dance, I then must rest,
and the eating can begin.
- His complain about "too much sand in the beach" is a direct reference to the Disney version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.