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Heather is a young, timid Raposa who hardly speaks, and remains silent for most of the original Drawn to Life. Her most notable feature is that the left half of her face is covered in Shadow. Heather was held captive by Frostwind in the Snow Gate, and she was later possessed by Wilfre in Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter. She was taught to speak by Crazy Barks, and quickly learns from him, being able to speak in full sentences by the time she is possessed.
However, in reality, Heather is not a Raposa, but a Human who was sent to the Raposa realm after a severe car accident. In the Human realm, she is older and more outgoing than her Raposa self, and she takes responsibility for her younger brother, Mike. As Mike was recovering, she stayed by his side, showing her compassion and love for him. Four years after the crash, she was influenced by Aldark's Shadow in Drawn to Life: Two Realms, but she is saved by the Hero. She would go on to help the Hero save Mike after he was influenced by Aldark's shadow.
In her Raposa form, Heather has orange fur and blonde hair. While infected by Shadow, the left side of her head is completely black or grey. She wears a green dress with a white, puffy underskirt peeking out. At the beginning of Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, she wears a ruby pendant around her neck, and during Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii), she carries a croquet mallet. After being rescued from Wilfre, the shadow on her head disappears.
In her Human form, Heather has blonde hair styled in bangs with a small cowlick on top of her head. She wears a green jacket with a white undershirt with pink pants and brown shoes.
Before Drawn to Life
Heather grew up in Belleview with her parents and younger brother, Mike. Eventually, a travelling carnival was invited to visit the town, so the family went to visit. While at the carnival, the kids had won two plush animals resembling Mari and Jowee. On their way home, a heavy storm began, and that, along with an unpaved road and some reckless driving, caused a major car accident between the family and Deputy Snyder, killing Heather's parents, putting Mike in a coma, and severely injuring Heather.
One night, Heather, her parents, and her brother Mike all went camping. During the trip, Heather and Mike were trying to catch some fireflies, so Mike climbed up a tree to grab some. However, he stepped on a weak branch and fell to the ground, knocking him out and scaring his family.
Drawn to Life
In Drawn to Life, Heather is first seen while the Hero is fighting Frostwind, as she had been captured some time before. She will occasionally drop Hearts and Snowballs for the Hero to use, and after Frostwind is defeated, she comes to Rapoville with the Hero. Back in the village, Heather does not speak, and Jowee is scared of her due to the Shadow on her face. She hides from the other villagers, but when she is found by the Hero, the Mayor appoints Jowee as her guardian.
Throughout the game, Heather is seen with Jowee, although he tries to leave her on multiple occasions, such as when he runs into the Forest Gate and when he has a moment with Mari on the Secret Beach. By the end of the game, Heather becomes friends with Crazy Barks, and she begins to learn how to speak from him.
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii)
In the non-canon Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii), Heather is able to speak in full sentences, and Heather and Crazy Barks are much closer, as she is the only one who can translate his barks. She is first seen when the Book of Life goes missing, and she explains that Crazy Barks took it because he sensed danger in the village. Throughout the game, she stands with Barks by the windmill until he goes missing. Circi and Jowee tell her to stay with Mari while Jowee and the Hero explore Shadow City to find him. When the two are reunited, Heather explains that Crazy Barks found a path to the Shadow Labyrinth.
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
As a Raposa
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter begins with Heather having a nightmare about Wilfre returning and draining the color from a picnic she had with Mari and Jowee. When she wakes up, she decides to go on a walk through Rapoville to the Secret Beach, where she finds a treasure chest with a strange scepter inside. This causes Wilfre to possess her body, kickstarting his plans.
The next morning, Jowee and Mari ask the villagers if they had seen Heather than day, when the Color suddenly starts to drain from the village. Wilfre appears, kidnapping some of the villagers, but as he escapes in a portal, Heather briefly pulls away from him, leaving Jowee with a cryptic message - "Kemi-Kewa!" As Wilfre pulls her away, she leaves her pendant with Jowee, and he takes it with the remaining villagers to Turtle Rock.
Throughout the story, Heather's Pendant guides Jowee and the remaining villagers to Watersong, Lavasteam, and Galactic Jungle, but Wilfre, disguised as Sock, eventually throws it off the vessel, seemingly leaving the group stranded. When the group arrives at Wilfre's Wasteland and the Hero defeats Wilfre once and for all, Heather is left behind, now shadowless, and she returns to Jowee. When the group returns to a restored Rapoville, Heather is present as the Creator ignites the Eternal Flame, waking Mike up.
As a Human
Meanwhile, while the events of this game had been happening, Heather's human form had been resting with Mike in the hospital with bandages covering the left side of her face. She had been desperately praying to God to bring Mike back. Before Mike wakes up, a police officer comes into their room to ask Heather some questions about the crash and asking her to draw what she remembered from that day. As she draws her picture for the officer, Mike wakes up from his coma. She rushes over to his side and hugs him as the officer alerts a nurse that Mike had woken up.
In between The Next Chapter and Two Realms
Mike is discharged from the hospital by the time Heather's bandages are removed, and the two of them go to live with their Uncle Owen in Belleview. At the memorial service for Heather's parents, a fight erupts after the villagers blame each other for the accident, proving to Heather that the villagers didn't care about her or her brother, only their own guilt. Heather also notices Aly beginning to spend more and more time with Mike.
Drawn to Life: Two Realms
Four years later and shortly before the events of Drawn to Life: Two Realms, Heather is influenced by Aldark's Shadow, bringing out the negative emotions within her. When she is first seen in the game, Mike meets her outside Mr. Esow's shop with the Hero. She complains about how Mike is always late and unreliable, but the Hero uses the Book of Imagination to clear the shadow from her mind, calming her down.
Some time later, Heather is worried about Mike, who was sleeping all morning after visiting Rapoville. She wakes him up with the Hero, and she tells him that Aly called. After Mike runs out to meet Aly, Heather talks with the Hero, believing them to be a new resident of Belleview. She explains that the villagers had been acting weird since the accident, asking the Hero to not judge them too much.
After Mike and Aly are both influenced by Aldark's shadow, she asks the Hero to go find Mike and bring him home. After Mike comes home, Heather asks him what happened, and he gets angry, brushing her off and leaving her alone with the Hero. Upset, she explains how the carnival impacted her family and the town. She asks the Hero to go talk to Aly in hopes that they could resolve whatever had happened.Later on, Heather, Aly, and Tony discuss how Mike had seemingly disappeared through a portal, although Heather and Aly don't believe him. After the Hero finds Mike in Rapoville and they both return to Belleview, Heather watches on as Mike finally confronts Deputy Snyder about the accident, blaming the officer for his parent's deaths. The Hero clears the Shadow from both of their minds, and Heather takes Mike home.
Heather's mind level in Drawn to Life: Two Realms is named Sibling Rivalry. It is the third story level in the game, and has three segments. After exploring Belleview, the Hero watches as Mike meets Heather outside Mr. Esow's Shop. She berates him for being late, not being dependable, and missing one of her birthdays. The Hero steps in before Heather can get any madder and enters her mind. Afterwards, she apologizes for what she said and asks Mike about the groceries they need to buy.
In Build Mode, the player is given a Bounce and three Megaminis. One possible solution is for the player to put a Megamini on each of the first two floating platforms, place the Bounce on the third, and the final Megamini on the fourth.
- Based on Mike's full name, Heather's full name is likely Heather Row.
- Heather was the one who drew the pictures at the beginning of Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter.
- In the original Drawn to Life, when Heather looks to the right of the screen, it shows her right side so it should not show the black side of her head, yet it still does.
- This was fixed in Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter.
- In the Human realm, Heather is Mike's older sister, while in the Raposa realm, she is younger than him.
- The half of Heather's face that is covered in Shadow may represent the bandages that she is seen with in the canon ending when Mike wakes from his coma.
- Since this side of her face is healed after the final boss, this may imply Heather's face in the Human realm was healed at the same time.
- Throughout the second game, Wilfre will sometimes show Heather who states, "Kemi-Kewa", which is an anagram for "Wake Mike".
- During the events of the first game, Heather is one of the only main characters to move around the village.
- Her picture on the cover of The Art of 5th Cell is the wrong way around, with the Shadow on the right side of her face.
- This is because the cover art was facing to the right at first, and was then reversed to face left.
- She is one of the few Raposa to not have their idle sprite replaced in Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter.
- It is possible that Heather could have been inspired by the Norse goddess Hel, as she also has a face that is half black, and is rescued in the snow world, representing Hel's powers of ice.
- She is one of four characters to sing in the series. The others being Mari, Jowee and Rose.
- According to a line of dialogue in Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii), Heather is unaware that half of her face is covered in Shadow.
- It is unknown if this is true for the canon games.
- In the Wii game, Heather carries a croquet racquet as a reference to the musical Heathers.
- Heather was originally going to be much more inspired by this musical for the Wii game, but she was changed to better resemble her appearance in Drawn to Life.
- Heather's Raposa form was originally planned to appear in Drawn to Life: Two Realms, but she was cut so that the Raposa and Human forms of Heather could be the same being.
Heather holding Wilfre's Scepter.
Heather in Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii).