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Winona, to Charlie

Winona is a Character exclusive to Don't Starve Together, released on September 13th, 2017.[1]

Winona is described by Klei as "Armed with her indomitable spirit and trusty mending tape, Winona seems to have been plucked straight off the factory line and dropped into the world of Don’t Starve for something’s unfathomable amusement. There may be more to her arrival than it appears, however, as more than a few eyes will be watching the next move of the newest survivor…"

Her speech files reveal that she is a factory worker (though also described as an engineer) who dislikes laziness and things from high society. She is Charlie's older sister (likely mentioned in the William Carter Puzzles) and used to work for Voxola before the factory fire, giving her a rather prominent position in the game's lore.

Trusty Tape Special Power Edit

Winona starts with 3 Trusty Tapes in her inventory. She is able to take one free hit from Charlie per light source, meaning that she takes no damage or sanity loss from the first attack after entering darkness. Also, because she is a skilled builder, she takes half as long (0.5 seconds) as other Characters (1 second) to craft items.

Prototype Tips Edit

  • Due to her Trusty Tape, she can effectively repair clothing items where there are no hounds. This makes her a useful asset when Spelunking.
  • When paired with a Webber, Winona can make her Tape extremely easily, so the fact that the tape only has one use will not be a problem.
  • The Tape is useful for surviving tougher seasons, as some clothing items used to delay Freezing/Overheating are not durable enough to survive an entire Winter/Summer season.
  • Her building speed increase is useful when base building, for if all the items are crafted in one sitting, the amount of time saved is much larger.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Winona's voice sounds like a tubulum.
  • Winona's existence as an official character was announced on September 6th, 2017.
  • A hotfix in late March 2017 accidentally added in her speech files into DST in A New Reign [2]. After they were noticed and discussed on the forums, the files got removed in the next update.
  • She is the first character to be exclusive to Don't Starve Together.
    • This may be because of lore-related reasons, as she wasn't in the world earlier.
    • However, her speech files reveal that she has quotes for Adventure Mode items.
  • In the Metheus Puzzles, there was a small piece of writing that read 13/9/17, a hint at Winona's release date.
    • She may also be the silhouette briefly seen through the Ancient Gateway in the What Lies Beyond? clip.
  • There are announcement quotes for research points of various levels in her speech file, suggesting that she may have existed since before the Insanity! update.
  • Her character design bears a strong resemblance to Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon who represented women that worked in factories during WWII.
  • Her Curio Cabinet description from The Forge beta is "Winona is a former assembly line worker with a boisterous attitude and a love of all things mechanical.".
  • Several of her speech file quotes reveal that she used to be a coal miner, but didn't like the job. When she was released, her official quotes were changed slightly to omit what kind of miner she was.
  • She may have found Charlie at least somewhat annoying, according to her quote for a live Mandrake ("This is exactly what having a little sister's like.").
  • She appears to have heard of Maxwell (presumably from Charlie's letters to her) but has never met him in person before entering the DS world, given her quote for a Maxwell Statue ("So THIS is 'Maxy'.").
  • She seems to have lost something in the Voxola factory fire, judging from her quote for Winona as a firestarter ("Haven't we lost enough to fires, %s?") and burnt Rainometer ("Must fire take everything I love?").

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