How many times you have seen this girl on ARK's box art or key art? She's also in the animated series trailer shown at the 2020 Games Awards. But have you ever wonder who she is? We will be starting a blog series to discuss the stories and history behind ARK: Survival Evolved. And today, let's meet Helena Walker.
Helena Walker is an Australian biologist and paleontologist. Her greatest passion is studying wildlife, especially dinosaurs. She is described as a brown-haired, brown-eyed woman, somehow she was always happy, very creative and in any circumstance, no matter how bad, she always wants to help people in any way she can. She takes an empathetic approach to any problematic situation that might arise. Unfortunately, her discoveries make her realize that something is wrong with the ARK universe and its inhabitants.
Helena is by far the most resilient survivor in ARK, going from being the weakest of the original four survivors (I will discuss the other 3 in my future blogs) to becoming the most influential of them all. Helena writes dossiers on the creatures she encounters in hopes of saving as many survivors as possible. But what are the Dino Dossiers?
They are dossiers that inform about the behavior and habits of all the creatures present in ARK, and can be found scattered all over the different ARKs. Thanks to her meticulous observation and experiences, she was able to collect immense amounts of information extremely useful for any human being tasked with surviving in the hostile environments of ARK.
Helena is also the protagonist of the upcoming ARK: The Animated Series, an animated series, announced for the year 2022. It tells the story of a mysterious primordial earth populated by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, where people from throughout human history have been resurrected. When 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker awakens in the ARK after a tragedy, she must learn to survive and find new allies, or face a terrible fate at the hands of ruthless warlords, all while trying to discover the true nature of her strange new world.
Now you know why she's so important to the ARK universe. But there's still more waiting for you to discover in the game... In our next blog, we will meet the fallen survivor Edmund Rockwell, so stay tuned.