Insidious Ruin are basic enemies in Alice: Madness Returns . They are also the first enemy one will encounter in the game.They are composed mainly of ruin and have doll heads and engines which pump out a small amount of black smog. They attack by swiping at Alice, and are easily killed by slashing them with the Vorpal Blade. They will also die from a single, direct hit from the Teapot Cannon, regardless of its upgrade level. Insidious Ruin are not natural inhabitants of Wonderland but rather, they were born out of the Ruin, a side effect of the corruption and pollution of the Dollmaker . See: Alice: Madness Returns