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"I like having you home again. I missed you when you were gone... I used to sit in the window and watch for you all day and all night." - Wonkers
"You're breaking my heart, Wonkers. We need to find you a friend." - Zoe


Wonkers is Zoe Castillo's Watilla, whom Gabriel bought for her at the age of four after her mother died. Wonkers was presumably her playmate and watchdog when she was small, but now he functions as her organiser and a companion at home. He also interfaces with the household server and takes messages for her. Zoe mentions that Wonkers is a quite outdated Watilla model by 2219's standards, but she cannot bear to part with him for sentimental reasons.

Reza Temiz leaves an automatic message with Wonkers that activates after he disappears, telling Zoe to go into his safe and get his notepad. When Zoe needs to retrieve a password from Reza's Watilla, she has to borrow some components from Wonkers to reactivate Lucia after she's attacked by a Spider.

Wonkers has a very different personality to Lucia: whereas Lucia is quite bouncy and enthusiastic, Wonkers just wants to keep Zoe happy, whether that means making sure she keeps her appointments or comforting her when she's crying. He's also very fond of games, and keeps asking Zoe to play with him.

Wonkers is voiced by Jack Angel, who voiced a similar robot, Teddy, in the film Artificial Intelligence: AI. This was a deliberate choice by creator Ragnar Tornquist.

Easter Egg Edit

The main easter egg in Dreamfall comes from returning Wonkers' brain to him after activating Lucia. This produces a scene at the end where he comforts Zoe on her return from Russia, as well as an exchange with Helena Chang while Zoe is under the influence of Morpheus.

TriviaEdit

  • Once Wonkers has played Reza's message for Zoe, if she asks him about it afterwards, he says he doesn't know what message she means. This is a reference to Star Wars: once R2-D2 has played the recording of Princess Leia asking Obi-Wan Kenobi for help, under questioning he then claims to know nothing about it.
  • Funcom attempted to create a toy of Wonkers, but was unhappy with the final result.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ragnar's Formspring - Wonkers toy

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