The Cheshire Cat is a mysterious pink and purple cat with a devious, mischievous personality from Disney's 1951 film Alice in Wonderland.
The Cheshire Cat has a permanent smile on his face and can disappear at will. The cat is very odd being able to reshape his body to either amuse or frighten his visitors. He's very mysterious and in his own way very dark. Like all members of Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat is mad but unlike the other he admits it with pride. All of Wonderland's inhabitants hold a fear over the Cheshire Cat, most likely due to the fact that he is the maddest and craziest of them all or it could be due to his unique abilities.
Alice encounters him in the woods and ask for directions back home so he directs her to the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, warning her that everybody in Wonderland is mad. However after she has found the visit pointless, she becomes lost in the woods. She is glad to see the Cheshire Cat again, and tells him she can't find her way, and he informs her that of course she can't; all ways around here are the Queen's way.
When Alice expresses an interest in meeting the Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat directs her to the short-cut, subtly warning her that the Queen of Hearts is mad too. During the visit the Cheshire Cat constantly humiliates the Queen and lets her think it's Alice. While in court the Cheshire Cat repeats the insult Alice gives the Queen and it leads to the climactic chase.
Cheshire Cat can be briefly spotted during the final scene of the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He is seen in the far back next to Joe Giraffe when the toons gasp in shock. His tail and also half of his face and body can also be briefly seen during the final shot.
The Cheshire Cat appears in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and Kingdom Hearts coded. The Cheshire Cat has mysterious powers and constantly teleports from one place to another. He speaks in riddles and wears an almost permanent grin on his face. He also likes to move his body parts around in odd positions, mostly his head, to see the reaction of his audience.
In the first game, the Cheshire Cat aided Sora and his friends during their time in Wonderland, guiding them not only in finding evidence of Alice's innocence, but also in finding the Trickmaster. His true intentions though, weren't very clear, and he seemed more interested on seeing how Sora would handle the challenges than on seeing him succeed. After Sora and company defeated the Trickmaster, the Cheshire Cat was the one who told them that Alice was no longer in Wonderland, and had been taken by the shadows. He left disappearing into the darkness; his fate after he leaves is unknown as he is never seen in Wonderland for the rest of the game.
The Cheshire Cat appears again in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. This time, the Cheshire Cat aids Roxas and Luxord during their missions in Wonderland through riddles. He appears frequently, and on Roxas' last encounter with him, he asks the Cheshire Cat if he is a friend or a foe, to which the cat replies, "Neither... or both. It's quite up to you. Once you believe, truth and lie are quite the same thing. Let your heart decide- it's in your heart you must confide." This somewhat overshadows Roxas' internal conflict throughout the game, and his questions about the Organization.
The Cheshire Cat will appear in this game during the third episode and is shown talking to Sora and Alice.
Role in the series
The Cheshire Cat reprised his role from the movie and games as a sort of ally and hinderance to the Shell Louge Squad. However, it is currently given that he has a Nega Dark Spawn counterpart who's currently fired and is giving cryptic advice to Cynder since the counterpart shows more interest to her as if he knows of Cynder's powers. It's currently unknown whether or not the Cheshire Cat and his nega brother are allies or true enemies to our heroes. One thing for certain, Rafiki certainly doesn't think he's good in the Benny, Johnny, and Leo series. Although in the Spongebob Series, he redeems himself to the louge by helping them to find clues about the mastermind of the Heartless infestation in Wonderland, but it can be argued that it's because he either craves attention, or he is a neutral character.
Role outside the series
The Cheshire Cat is a member of Jaden's Adventures team.