|← Cirque du Croix||La Croix →|
|Skills:||Embracing Hand, Greedy Lips, Royal Breasts, Demento Nagi, Nephilim Magia, Nephilim End|
|Appears in:||Chapters 2 & 3|
Alipheese Fateburn XV (Fifteenth) was the previous Monster Lord and the mother of Alice XVI (Sixteenth). Much like Luka, she had dreams of coexistence between monsters and humans, however believing that monsters and humans were fated to fight one another, the only way she could see to bring that coexistence was to sacrifice herself in the hope that humanity would carry on her wishes.
Not much is known about Alice XV's history or interaction with her daughter. She, much like the current monster lord as well as many of her predecessors, Alice XV was raised by Tamamo. According to Alice XVI, her mother forbade her from leaving the Monster Lord’s Castle and having any interaction with humans as a means to protect her, having only been fed semen that was already wrung out. Alice XV also fought Cassandra for the throne of the Monster Lord, clashing with their ideas of coexistence where the latter disagreed with a peaceful world and thought of humans as nothing but food; Alice XV managed to defeat her opponent on even terms.
When her castle was invaded by Marcellus, Lazarus, Merlin and Karen, Alice XV went to confront them, having locked up her daughter in a magic-reinforced prison cell to prevent her from following and to preserve her for the next generation. Tamamo tries to stop Alice XV, to no avail; Alice XV uses her powers to make her fall asleep.
After a battle between the hero group and herself, Marcellus then kills her, but the party is not satisfied; they had just realized her intentions of coexistence and all begin to repent their actions. Interestingly, Alice XV seemed to give no hint of relenting to the heroes beforehand, seeing the battle as a necessity.
As the heroes begin to grieve the Monster Lord’s death and carry on her wishes, Alice XVI comes in, an outcome unforeseen by the late Monster Lord; Alice XV had underestimated her young daughter’s power and how strong the cell would have to be. Noticing her mother’s death, her daughter goes out on blind rage against the human party, killing Merlin and Karen. With the death of Karen, the woman whom Marcellus and Lazarus both loved, they went back on their earlier grief and became the founders of Ilias Kreuz. Thus, Alice XVI had unintentionally ruined her mother's plan.
Alice XV’s death also sparked the next competition for the heir to the title on Monster Lord, leading to her own daughter and original heir to battle against those who would later become the Four Heavenly Knights in the first battle royale in the competition’s history.
Sometime in present day, when Luka recuperates in Gold Port after being defeated by Granberia, he somehow sees the flashback of the death of Alice XV. However, upon waking up, he does not confront Alice XVI about it.
Since Alice XV’s death, Alice XVI was fixated that she must die in order to avenge her mother and recreated the scenario of the hero fighting the monster lord for peace just as her mother wished, with her traveling companion Luka as the hero. After Luka defeats Alice XVI but refuses to kill her, he responds that the daughter was simply a miscalculation that shattered the mother’s plans in mere seconds, and eventually convinces Alice XVI to stop her self-sacrifice saying that the monster lord will fit in a peaceful world. The two proceed to push forward for coexistence by eliminating the final obstacle: Ilias, who had just declared war on the monster and human races.
After Luka defeats Chrome twice, she explains her motives and that Alice XV banned her family’s necromancy techniques. Alice XVI explains that her elder sister, La Croix, was deemed insane, though she does acknowledge that her mother may have been too naive and that her actions may have driven La Croix more insane. Just then, La Croix shows up and reveals the three her masterpiece: Cirque du Croix, the very object she attempted to "impress" Alice XV with. She also reveals a new masterpiece from within the coffin: a resurrected Alice XV, much to Alice XVI's shock and horror. La Croix recalls her masterpiece figures and departs, Alice XVI swears vengeance for defiling her mother's grave.
When Luka arrives at the Biolab to face La Croix, Alice XV is summoned last from Cirque du Croix, recreating the scenario of the Hero fighting the Monster Lord. Luka tries to defeat the undead Monster Lord as fast as possible so Alice doesn't go through the pain of fighting her mother, but Alice arrives and, having resolved herself, fights Alice XV, where their battle ends up thrashing about into the next room. Alice eventually manages to defeat her mother, who temporarily reverts to normal and says that she is happy that her daughter grew into a fine adult before vanishing.
During the final battle with Ilias, Alice prays to her mother for strength. After Luka and Alice defeat the evil goddess, the two finally bring forth coexistence and accomplish Alice XV's dream.
"The previous Monster Lord, and Alice's mother. Wanting to bring peace between humans and monsters, she allowed herself to fall to a Hero's blade. But after her grave was robbed by La Croix, she was re-summoned into this world. Her memory of the last few years before her death seem to have been erased. Due to that, her desires of reconciliation that appeared late in her life are not shown in her undead form.
Wielding incredible power, La Croix considers Alipheese the Fifteenth to be her ultimate creation. Massive amounts of energy are needed to keep her in this world as an undead monster. Unknown masses of men have been harvested to keep this zombie operating..."
Embracing Hand: Normal attack that damages thrice.
Greedy Lips: Normal attack that damages thrice.
Royal Breasts: Normal attack that damages thrice.
Demento Nagi: Normal attack that damages thrice.
Nephilim Magia: Triggers bind status and deals damage. Subsequent uses damages twice and has drain properties.
Nephilim End: Binded attack that leads to a one-hit KO via instant follow-up.
Due to Luka's current status, this battle is nothing like Alice's fight. Undine here will help avoid most of Alice XV's attacks, but she is still very powerful, so play defensively with Meditation. It is possible to defeat her with the combination of Daystar -> Salamander -> Daystar -> Heavenly Demon Revival, at least on normal.
Once her health reaches the 1/3rd mark, Alice XVI intervenes the fight.
If Luka loses, he's forced to desecrate Alice's mother's vagina before being sucked dry.
"The previous Monster Lord! How horrifying! What a disgusting creature! And the first thing you did was let her feed on you! Both Gnome and Sylph are useful... But Undine's serene state will probably do the most. Also, she has an instant kill move that can be completely avoided with a serene state. You'll avoid most of her attacks... But her attack power is very high, so it will still hurt. Make sure you always keep enough in reserve to heal yourself. Now go, oh brave Luka. Send that monster back to hell where she belongs."
- In the flashback that occurs in Chapter 2, Alice XV appeared in silhouette using Alice XVI’s sprite.
- Despite Alice being stated to be stronger than her mother and most previous Monster Lords, Alice XV is the first monster (and opponent) in Chapter 3 to have a higher level than her, and one of the few that are also statistically more powerful. Given the 37 levels of difference between Dragon Girl and Zombie Dragon Girl, it makes sense to attribute this, at least partially, to La Croix's skill in necromancy. In addition, Alice manages to defeat her mother, though the latter is most likely still weakened from fighting Luka.