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If you haven't completed Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter it is highly recommended that you tread with caution while reading this article!

God… Just bring back my little brother to me.

–Heather

Heather before Mike wakes up.



At the end of Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, everything known about the Raposa World is brought into question. Once Wilfre is defeated, and the Raposa return to their respective villages, the Raposa from the Village gather around the Eternal Flame. Mari then asks The Creator to tap on the flame, which triggers the ending cinematic.

The ending cinematic shows a family—a father, mother, sister, and brother—walking to their car after a day at the carnival. On the return trip, they are involved in a car accident which kills the mother and father. The subsequent slides show the sister, Heather, standing over her brother, Mike, who is in a coma and lying in a hospital bed. The next two frames then show the boy waking up and being hugged by his sister. The final frame shows plush Mari and Jowee dolls which belonged to the two siblings before the crash.

This implies that the Raposa, as well as everything in their world, are not real and were simply dreamt by Mike.

In Drawn to Life: Collection, the ending cinematic was changed due to a ratings complaint. In this ending, two siblings, again presumed Heather and Mike, are playing outside catching fireflies. The brother climbs a tree in pursuit of one of the fireflies but the limb he is standing on breaks, causing him to fall. The brother lies unresponsive on the ground for a few moments until he wakes up unharmed after his mother and sister pray for him. Like the original ending, Mari and Jowee dolls can be seen in the final frame.

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There are many similarities between the imagined world and the real world. This list disregards the modified ending.

Mike Edit

Mike represents the young boy who fell into a coma after the car crash. He is the younger brother of Heather. In the coma, Mike dreamt up the Raposa world and its inhabitants, the Raposa, based upon the two dolls he and his sister had in their possession before the crash.

In both games, Mike is the only human in the Raposa world.

Heather Edit

In the game, Heather represents Mike’s older sister before the crash. Because of her role in the game, not much about her real personality is known. Heather’s appearance in the Raposa world as well as the real world remained consistent. In the game, the right side of Heather’s face is covered in Shadow. This directly correlates to the bandaged side of Heather’s face in real life.

The Creator Edit

The Creator is assumed to represent or allude to God from the Bible. In the beginning of Drawn to Life, The Creator is shown to have drawn everything in the Book of Life and is responsible for bringing it all into existence. Throughout both games, the Raposa pray to The Creator in times of need. Many Raposa look to The Creator for guidance and answers to their problems.

The Hero Edit

The Hero is assumed to represent or allude to Jesus from the Bible. In the Raposa world, The Hero is created by The Creator in order to save the world from Shadow and Wilfre. Many Raposa regularly request the help of The Hero because they believe he was sent to be their savior.

Raposa Edit

The Raposa are the main inhabitants of Mike’s imagined world. Their appearance is based upon the two dolls that belonged to Mike and Heather before the crash. In accordance to Mike’s dream, Raposa were created by The Creator.

Additionally, other minor comparisons can be made, such as: The Book of Life, The Bible; Dr. Cure, a nurse or doctor assisting Mike; Wilfre, the smoke from the crash or Satan; Cricket, a police officer interrogating Heather at the start of the game.

Question Trivia Edit

  • Wilfre, The Creator, and Heather are the only three beings initially aware of the fact that the Raposa world is a dream by Mike.
    • When speaking to Wilfre, The Creator says, “You will not have him. He will fight you. He will win, he is not yours to control.” Wiflre then replies, “…You don’t care about us! Only him...” Also, whilst being pulled into one of Wilfre’s portals, Heather says, “Kemi-Kewa, you must stop Wilfre! Kemi-Kewa!!”; Kemi-Kewa is an anagram for “Wake Mike”.
      • Interestingly, Mike himself was never aware of the Raposa world being a dream.
  • Mari and Jowee likely represent Mary and Joseph from the Bible.
  • Mike, after being rescued from the City Gate, says that he must be dreaming.
  • Despite Heather being Mike’s sister in real life, the two don’t seem to be aware of this and seldom interact within the game’s story.
  • After finishing the story of Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, Mike can be seen sleeping in a bed in the starting room.
    • This may imply that the Raposa World still exists in Mike’s imagination and dreams, even after waking from his coma.
  • In The Art of 5thCell, Joe Tringali says, “The original ending for Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter was purposely done in a different style from the game, to reinforce the real world vs. the imagined world…” [sic]
  • There is a lyric in Real Life that says “when your colors fade” that alludes to both the imagined world and the real world.
    • In the imagined world, this refers to Color being drained, which would refrain Mike from waking. In the real world, when a person’s color is said to be fading, they are dying.
  • In the original ending, Mike is not wearing the same clothes his sprite is wearing. In the modified ending, he is wearing the same clothes his sprite is wearing.
    • The inverse is true for Heather.
  • It is unknown how Wilfre knew about the real world.
  • Mike likely wasn’t in a coma for very long. This is supported by the fact that Heather remained in the same clothes as she was in before the crash, she was still being questioned by a police officer, and that Mike wasn’t attached to any additional life-support machines.

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The original score used during both ending cinematics.
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