The Red Queen, (also known as Iracebeth of Crims), is a tyrannical queen and the main antagonist in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. She is based on the Queen of Hearts from the original book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and loosely on the Red Queen from its sequel "Through the Looking-Glass".
Ever since Alice Kingsleigh left Underland, the Red Queen had overthrown her sister, the White Queen & took control of Underland. Her right hand man is the Knave of Hearts. She has an army of Armoured Cards, Frog Servants, Monkey Servants and a very bad temper. The Red Queen was so paranoid, she even had her husband executed, believing he would leave her for the White Queen. She was often referred to as Bloody Big Head, possible because all her power, which she stole, literally went into her head.
Her rule was harsh for all of Underland. Those that apposed her rule were hunted down and executed. Even her most loyal advisers feared her so greatly that they would deform themselves with fake noses and ears just so she would not punish them for being more attractive than she. However, she does show affection for Knave of Hearts (this romance, however, is one-sided).
Helena Bonham Carter's portrayal of the Red Queen was nominated for Best Villain at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, which is chosen by fans.
In this show, the Red Queen is named Anastasia. Like in all adaptations this version of the Red Queen is the villain and is cruel towards her people & she also is confused of being the Queen of Hearts like most adaptations by fans of the show. (In this show however the Queen of Hearts is a separate character named Cora and she is the Evil Queen's mother) Unlike the other versions of herself she is later redeemed from a villain into the good White Queen who is the good persona of the ex-Red Queen.
Donald In Mathmagic Land
While not named, the Red Queen appeared as a chess piece in Donald in Mathmagic Land. Here, she wonders whatever Donald Duck is an Alice, or a lost pawn. After her husband confirms it's a lost pawn, she orders the red chess pieces to stop Donald. Luckily, he got away before the Queen did something bad.
It was seen during the demonstration on the chess game, she was kicked by the White King.
- Despite being called the Red Queen in the movie she more accurately represents the Queen of Hearts who is another queen in Wonderland. From the heart based clothes to her personality she has all of the aspects of the Queen of Hearts. This is not uncommon in the Wonderland universe as many adaptations of the books often combine the two queens to save time or just completely confuse the two queens due to their similarities.
- Some similarities they share are their color schemes which are both red, however the Queen of Hearts has white along with her red.Their personalities are also similar as they are both describe as being mean, however the Queen of Hearts appears to have been more cruel as she often hold executions and enjoys them.
- Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is one of the rare times all three queens were shown accurately despite the White Queen being the same person as the former Red Queen.