|“||No one told you a creepy bedtime story about me? Pity… If you insignificant rapos must know my name, it's Wilfre.||„|
|~ Wilfre introducing himself to Mari, Jowee and the Hero.|
Wilfre is the main antagonist of the video game series, Drawn to Life. He is a cunning Raposa who was once a prominent member of his village, but turned evil after creating Shadow beings in The Book of Life.
Many years prior to the events of Drawn to Life, Wilfre was a well-respected member in Raposa Village. However one day, he questioned why only the Creator could draw in the Book of Life.
One night, Wilfre snuck into the Creation Hall and stole the Book of Life, before taking it to his home and drew in it. However, his creations came out mysterious, twisted, and dark. The village's Mayor, along with Officer Cricket and his deputy pursue Wilfre to the village entrance where he ripped pages from the Book of Life and threw them into the wind, before fleeing the village. Sometime after this, Wilfre was consumed by Shadow and used darkness to cover the village, which the Creator abandoned.
Drawn to Life
Wilfre first appears at Raposa Village's entrance where he faces Mari (the daughter of the Mayor), her best friend Jowee and The Hero (which was created by the Creator, who had returned). He reveals to them who he is, before cover the entrance's bridge with darkness to stop them rescuing the Raposa who had left the village. However, the Hero is able to retrieve the Raposa via the village's gates.
Wilfre next appears after the Hero completes the levels in The Snow Gate and unleashes Frostwind which the Hero battles and defeats, as well as rescuing a young female Rapo named Heather. Wilfre next appears after the Hero completes the levels in the Forest Gate where he unleashes Deadwood and warns Mari that he will be back for her father soon.
He next appears standing at the Beach gate where the Hero prepares to go through to battle the Angler King. Wilfre questions the Hero on why he is helping the Raposa, saying that they don't deserve the Hero's help. However, the Hero walks past Wilfre and enters the gate, only to be followed by him. After the Hero uses the village's Eternal Flame to remove darkness from the final part of the village, they see Wilfre fleeing through a colorless secret door.
Wilfre next appears near the end of the game at night where he ambushes the Mayor and tells him that the village crumbled under his watch and will also for Mari. He then kills the Mayor and steals the Book of Life.
When he is defeated by the hero, his shadow form fades away to reveal his raposa form as seen in the flashbacks.
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
Wilfre appears at the start of the game where he kidnaps Heather and drains the Raposa Village of colour. He is spoken to directly by the creator who tells him he is willing to fight Wilfre. Wilfre then uses his sceptre to teleport away the villagers.
In Watersong, he disguises himself as a young Rapo named 'Sock' and starts to travel with Mari and the hero and begins to win their trust. He manages to convince Mari to go with him so that he could show her his real motives.
Originally, Wilfre looked like an ordinary Raposa with light gray hair tied into a ponytail and wore blue clothing. After turning bad, he was covered in Shadow and had white eyes.
Wilfre seems to be a very creative, discerning, and imaginative Raposa who was at one time "innocent as could be" (as said in the WII version of Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter). He also doesn't see his actons as completely evil, since he described himself as the Raposas' "savior" in the DS version of Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter. He is also very determined, treacherous, and manipulative. He often speaks cooly and calmly, or otherwise speaking as if he is scolding the other Raposa.
|“||There will be no Hero to save you this time!||„|
|“||Wilfre? Who is that? Hmm… If I'm being compared with him, he must be one good-looking fellow.||„|
|~ Wilfre (desguied as Salem).|
|“||Goodbye, my fellow raposa… Enjoy a lifetime lost at sea.||„|
|“||Only a fool would abandon her people.||„|
|~ Wilfre to Mari.|
|“||You are weak, and you will fail.||„|
|“||...mindless baki, the lot of you!||„|
|“||Aww, the poor little Hero! Frail and weak! Just like the ones that believe in you… but do they really believe? They are too busy looking out for themselves. Risking everything for fame and glory… hoarding resources, and writing rules to support the structure, instead of the life it was meant to protect. Now, blinded by the beauty of creation, they have lost connection to the world that we create! The perfect storm is at hand, and with this scepter I will end your reign of tyranny once and for all.||„|
|~ Wilfre (to The Hero as he's draining the color (life) from it).|
- Wilfre may be based on the name "Wilfred", which means "desiring peace". It could also refer to "free will".
- Interestingly, the name Salem also means "peace".
- His Japanese name (ウイル Uiru Will), is also possibly another reference to "free will".
- The mask Wilfre wears when he is disguised as Salem is similar to that of the one worn by The Phantom of the Opera.
- Wilfre is slightly similar to Emperor Maltazard from the Arthur and the Invisibles franchise.
- Both are the same species as the main race of beings (Raposas and Minimoys).
- Both were initially well-respected members of their community, before turning evil.