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General Information
Universe American McGee's Alice
Aliases Nutterfly
Species Type Dragonfly
Homeworld Wonderland
Environment Vale of Tears, Hatter's Domain
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Silicon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Average Weight Likely over 40lbs due to metallic body
Average Length Roughly the length of an average Human torso
Locomotion Powered flight
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Personality Predator
Organization Colonies
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Wonderland
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta
Subclass Pterygota
Infraclass Palaeoptera (disputed)
Superorder Odonatoptera
Order Odonata
Suborder Anisoptera
Other Information
Status Data Deficient (Exist in one girl's corrupt mind and may exist one minute but not exist the next)

"What pass for fauna in the Hatter's Domain resemble winged cross bow bolts. They nest in the now wrecked machinery, of which they're very protective. They've become fractious when disturbed, and for dumb "creatures" they're annoyingly resourceful."
— Alice Liddell, Alice: Madness Returns' Extra Content

Bolterflies are dragonfly- and bolt-like mechanical fauna found within the Hatter's Domain of Wonderland. Normally nesting in active machinery, they have had to adapt to nesting in rat nest-looking scraps now that the Hatter's land has begun to fall into disrepair. They are extremely territorial of their nests, emerging in pairs to hunt down trespassers. Should they get close enough to one they will latch onto them and soon after injure their target unless they can be shaken off. Alice was known to shake them off using a dodge that separated her into a flock of butterflies, although how others may attempt to escape a Bolterfly's grasp is not currently known.

Bolterflies seem to make very good use of space in their nests, and despite the finite size of such objects they appear to emerge with no end in site; however should the nest be crushed all remaining Bolterflies inside also appear to perish as well.

Upon death they make a sound like shattering glass; this is the sound of their glass pane wings breaking with the damage inflicted.

They are likely very closely related to the Nutterflies seen buzzing around the Vale of Tears, and just as likely to be distantly related to Bulbflies if Alice's delusions hold enough similarity to real life. They share similar mannerisms to Samurai Ink Wasps though the two do not appear to be particularly related to one another.

Behind the scenes[]

  • Their name appears to be a play on the word "butterfly", even though they are far more dragonfly-like in appearance.


  • Alice: Madness Returns (First appearance)