Raposa

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The Raposa are the main race of creatures inhabiting the universe of the Drawn to Life Series. They are anthropomorphic, sentient, and act mostly like humans, appearing to be the only creatures to be able to do so. All Raposa are monotheistic and acknowledge the fact that the Creator exists, although not all are happy with it, the most infamous example being Wilfre.

TowerIcon.png Appearance[edit]

Raposa are an anthropomorphic species loosely based on the appearance of real-world foxes; their bodies are entirely covered in fur except for the face—where pale skin is seen instead—which is human-like in structure. All Raposa have relatively large, upright ears. Despite the similarity to foxes, Raposa lack tails of any sort.

Like humans, Raposa vary significantly in overall appearance due to genetic and personal factors. The most remarkable example of this would be fur and hair color. Possible fur colors include orange for all Raposa and rust/red; yellow; brown; tan; light grey; and dark grey, for male Raposa, with orange being the most common fur color between all sexes. For female Raposa, hair color works similarly with brown, light brown, yellow/blonde, and black/dark grey as possibilities. The hair of female Raposa appears to grey with age. Outside of biological factors, Raposa also modify their appearance through clothing and accessories, similarly to humans.

Raposa are sexually dimorphic, meaning they display different characteristics depending on the sex of the individual. A list of the main dimorphic features of Raposa and their variances is shown below:

Hair

Hair has the most variation for female Raposa. Hair color is naturally separate from fur color and can be any of the colors listed above; however other colors are achievable through wigs or dye. (Examples include Antoinette and Kamalah) Hair length varies between Raposa, although long hair is common among female Raposa. Elderly female Raposa typically have light grey hair.
For male Raposa, hair and fur color are always the same. Though male Raposa may have long hair (Such as the case with Wilfre and NavyJ), short hair is common among male Raposa. Despite not naturally having hair colors that diverge from their fur color, male Raposa may wear wigs or use dye to circumvent this. (Examples include Leopold, Robespierre, and possibly Butler.) Some elderly male Raposa show patterned baldness in addition to patches of light grey hair.

Fur

Fur color has the least variation for female Raposa. Regardless of hair color, female Raposa always have orange fur covering their bodies. Unlike with hair, which may grey with age, fur does not change appearance with age.
Fur color for male Raposa has the highest variation. Fur color can be any of the colors listed above, with orange being the most common. Hair and fur colors are always the same. Fur does not change appearance with age.

Ears

Female Raposa typically have longer ears than male Raposa. In addition to this, their ears are sometimes portrayed as being wider near the center and narrower toward the top, giving them an inverted kite-like shape, with three tufts of fur at the top. Their ears are covered by short orange fur. Regardless of gender, Raposa sometimes wear piercings. (Examples include Mari and Pirate Beard.)
Male Raposa typically have short, stubby ears. Although, they are sometimes portrayed with longer ears with three tufts of fur at the top. The ears of male Raposa are covered by short fur that is always the same color as the body fur—and by extension, hair—color (regardless of effects such as old age). Regardless of gender, Raposa sometimes wear piercings. (Examples include Mari and Pirate Beard.)

List of Raposa[edit]

Raposa from Rapoville[edit]

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Mayor

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Mari

Jowee.gif
Jowee

Wilfre.gif
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Wilfre

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Amy

Bubba.gif
Bubba

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Cindi

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Circi

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Cookie

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Count Choco

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Crazy Barks

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Cricket

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DJ

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Dr. Cure

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Erika

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Farmer Brown

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Galileo

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Heather

Indee Idle.gif
Indee

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Isaac

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Kyren

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Mildew

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Mya

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NavyJ

Nima idle down.gif
Nima

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Oma

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Pirate Beard

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Pouches

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Samuel

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Tubba

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Unagi

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Zsasha

*These characters are only found in Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii)

†These characters are only found in Drawn to Life: Two Realms

Raposa from Watersong[edit]

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Rose

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Miles

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Butler

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*Salem

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*Sock

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Alphonse

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Antoinette

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Constance

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Desiree

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Ferdinand

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Florence

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Francois

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Gabriel

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Genevieve

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Jacques

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Josephine

Leopold.gif
Leopold

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Madeleine

Maximilien.gif
Maximilien

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Penelope

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Robespierre

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Sebastien

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Valentine

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Veronique

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Yvonne

*These characters are not residents, but are introduced here.

Raposa from Lavasteam[edit]

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Miney

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Moe

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Key

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Bernard

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Chandice

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Cherry

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Crazy Diggz

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Ellen

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Flint

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Gertrude

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Levi

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Melon

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Mick

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Nanci

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Rocko

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Russet

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Spike

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Sprocket

Raposa from Galactic Jungle[edit]

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Click

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Akamu

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Iolani

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Kaihe

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Kamalah

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Moani

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Hoaka

Other Raposa[edit]

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Dreamer

Question.pngTrivia[edit]

  • Interestingly, female Raposa sprites in Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: Two Realms appear taller than their male counterparts.
  • The village Raposa AI in Drawn to Life seems to prefer horizontal movement over vertical movement.
  • In Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, running around a Raposa in a tight circle will almost always result in the Raposa displaying a "confused" emote-bubble.
  • "Raposa" in Portuguese means "fox." The name Raposa is probably a reference to their fox-like ears.
    • It is likely that the Raposa are based on a specific kind of fox called the fennec fox, which have oversized ears.
  • As confirmed by lead-artist Chern Fai, male and female Raposa have distinctive ears to better tell them apart.[1]
  • Along with everything else in their world, the Raposa were originally created using the Book of Life.
  • The RapoBoy and RapoGirl don't appear in the DS sequel, except for Cindi, who uses the default RapoGirl sprite.
  • It seems to be dominant to have orange fur, as there are very few Raposa with fur of other colors. This may also reference that they are based on foxes.
  • Raposa say, "Rapo" often, probably a shortened version of their species name. It is also in the name of certain items, such as "Rapo-Coins."
  • In beta art for the game, the Raposa originally had short, fluffy tails.
  • In the 2006 demo and media release of early DTL info Raposa's all looked like a varation of Jowee and had an R on their outfits.
  • Through looking at the official artwork of the Book of Life it can be assumed that the Raposa have their own unique language.
  • According to Chern Fai in The Art of 5th Cell, The Raposa originally were called Droogles and looked like dogs with rectangular heads.[2]
  • There is a semi-official "Raposa Coat of Arms".
  • Unlike humans, grey hair does not signify age, most elderly Raposa sporting yellow, orange or white hair, whereas younger Raposa, like Wilfre and Zsasha have grey, though it is arguably silver.
  • Brown trousers appear to be popular among Raposa.
  • In the original Drawn to Life on DS, the Raposa will sigh when the DS is closed. When it is opened back up, they will cheer.

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References

  1. "The male and female Raposa sprites have distinctive ears to help tell them apart. However this wasn't reflected on the promotional materials that came later, hence the design disparity between them." -Chern Fai
  2. "The Raposa originally were called Droogles, and looked like dogs with rectangular heads." -Chern Fai in The Art of 5thCell