The Executioner is an elite minion of The Queen of Hearts who appears in Alice: Madness Returns. As his name would suggest, he acts as her executioner, killing anyone who displeases her. He usually carries out his gruesome task within her castle, but may occasionally hunt down his targets.


The Executioner is a huge humanoid made of multiple Card Guard parts stitched together. He wears what seems to be a jester's hat combined with an executioner's cowl. His body is covered in tentacles akin to those of the Queen of Hearts - even in his eyesockets. He wields a huge scythe with a pommel resembling a chess piece.


The Executioner is sent by the Queen of Hearts to kill Alice. Judging by the tentacles on him, he may be an avatar of the Queen herself, or a special minion empowered by her personally. He chases her multiple times throughout Queensland, trying to slay her with his scythe. Since he is immune to damage, the only way to defend oneself against his assault is to avoid his monstruous attacks while tricking him into hitting the Card Guards he summons.

The Executioner is finally destroyed in the ruins of the Majestic Maze, where Alice finds a cake that allows her to grow massive and squash him underfoot.


In addition to his skill with a scythe, the Executioner can call upon Card Guards to his aid. He is also extremely resistant.


  • The Executioner may be based on a Joker card, considering his unique cap.
           American McGee's Alice Villains

American McGee's Alice
Duchess | The Voracious Centipede | Red King | Tweedledee & Tweedledum | Jabberwock | Queen of Hearts

Alice: Madness Returns
March Hare | Dormouse | Executioner | Dollmaker