At an older age, Alice returns to Wonderland and befriends a named . He teaches her a bandersnatch's eyesight is very poor, and how to use this to her advantage.
The Bandersnatch was developed in 1998 by Umbrella Pharmaceuticals with the goal of creating a low-cost alternative to the highly successful Tyrant series. In order to achieve this, it was manufactured for practicality as a single weapon rather than perfection.
Carroll's first mention of a Bandersnatch, in the poem "" (which appears in ), is very brief: the narrator of the poem admonishes his son to "shun / The frumious Bandersnatch"—this particular being a concise way of describing the creature's and character. Later in the novel, the says of his wife (the ): "She runs so fearfully quick. You might as well try to catch a Bandersnatch!"