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Frostwind is the boss of the Snow Gate and the first boss of the Drawn to Life series. It is an ancient Ice Dragon that is awoken by Wilfre to imprison Heather and to destroy The Hero as well as The Village. Frostwind resides in the fifth level of the Snow Gate.

Frostwind is awoken by Wilfre to destroy the village after he himself fails to steal the Book of Life, due to being confronted by The Hero, Mari, and Jowee. Shortly after he leaves the village, the ground begins to shake, sending the Raposa into a panic. The Mayor then instructs The Hero to go into the Snow Gate to defeat Frostwind, to keep it from destroying the village.

This boss battle is composed of three "phases" in which the player must navigate through in order to defeat Frostwind and to save Heather. Frostwind has four health, though it cannot be damaged by projectiles or regular jump-attacks, and inflicts damage to the player through contact and ice-spike projectiles.

TowerIcon.png Appearance

Frostwind is an enormous, limbless dragon with a forked snake-like tongue. It is covered in blue scales that become lighter in color near its stomach. Frostwind has a large head with a frill near its jaw, short horns, and sharp pointed teeth. There are two odd waving tentacle-like appendages near the end of its body.

Frostwind is composed of seven identical body segments (not including the head and tail).

Attack Axe.png Battle

The battle with Frostwind is separated into three sections, or phases.

In the first phase, Frostwind chases The Hero throughout a semi-flat segment of the level with many "bottomless" pits. Once the battle begins, the screen will auto-scroll to the right, forcing the player to keep moving at a steady rate. The player must stay in the center of the moving screen and fire occasionally at Frostwind using their Snowshooter in order to keep the boss from getting too close and inflicting damage through contact. Shots fired at Frostwind will not inflict damage to it, and will only prevent the boss from advancing closer to the player. At some points, Frostwind will fly into random pits in order to ambush The Hero as they approach.

At some point, the player will reach the end of the auto-scrolling segment and will advance to the second, and final, segment of the level. This marks the start of the second phase of the fight. Now, the player is limited to a single, small, flat, elevated platform [1] with Heather trapped in a cage hanging from a ledge far above the player. The player must now avoid projectile and contact-based attacks from Frostwind. Frostwind may now be damaged during this phase by shooting the boss to temporarily stun it, then butt-stomping (commonly called ground-pounding) its head.

After losing three-quarters of its health, Frostwind will gain a red tint and his attacks and movements will become faster. This indicates the third and final phase.

If the player runs out of ammunition or is heavily damaged during the second and third phases, Heather will occasionally throw out helpful items to assist The Hero.

Once defeated, the Shadow Cage containing Heather will fall and break, freeing her.

Question.png Trivia

  • Frostwind cannot be damaged or stunned while it's firing ice-spikes at The Hero.
  • The "Snowy World" tune is used in this level prior to Frostwind's initial introduction.
  • A "perfect run" of the first phase, where the player passes through it as quickly as possible, takes exactly two minutes.
  • Wilfre refers to Frostwind as, "[…] a little surprise for [the village]"[2]
  • Frostwind's roar can be heard from the village. This suggests that it, and the physical locations within the Snow Gate, are closer to the village than those of any other World Gate.
  • Frostwind is the only boss not to have Shadow Goo around its eye in the original Drawn to Life (unless another one counts Wilfre's Scorpion as a boss without Shadow Goo around its eye).
    • This could suggest it was not corrupted by Wilfre, but rather destructive by nature.
  • The area of the Snow Gate in which Frostwind resides is called "Snowy-Snow Mountain".[3]
    • This is made clear by The Mayor when he instructs the player to defeat the boss.
  • It looks similar to the Sea Serpent, an object from Scribblenauts.
  • Frostwind is likely a Wyrm, a type of European dragon that typically lacks limbs and wings yet still has the ability to fly using magic.
  • Frostwind could possibly be a reference to Jörmungandr, a character from Norse mythology who is the son of Loki (the god of mischief) and brother of Hel (the godess of death).

PaintingIcon.png Media

Music themes used within this level.

"Snowy World" theme played before Frostwind's introduction.

"Trouble" theme heard in the village as Frostwind awakens.

Frostwind's boss battle theme.

Drawn to Life Levels
Snow Gate Snow FieldsMount SnowySnow Caves
Banya FieldsIcy LakeFrostwind
Forest Gate Twilite WoodMoon GroveGearworks
Star ForestDeadwood
Beach Gate Surf BeachKori JungleAngle Isle
Conch RuinsAngler King
City Gate RapocityWindy Hills
Rapo TowersShadow Lair
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter Levels
Turtle Rock Forgotten LibraryBaki Basement
Watersong Faraway BeachSymphonic FallsRockin' RuinsCanal Royale
Jivin' RooftopsRhythmic ReefCrescendo Cove
Ghastly GhostshipThe AbyssBakiBeard's Ship
Lavasteam Crystal CavernsMine Cart MayhemRocky Railroad
Lava ReservoirMagma Flow FactoryMolten River
Robosa FoundryClockwork TowerVolcanic Core
Galactic Jungle Cosmic BogIron ArboretumCrater Pass
Starlight StarfightScramble TowerSteely Thicket
Lunar RiseTechno SpiresTreetop Turrets
Wilfre's Wasteland Drip Drop DocksSun Burn BayUnderground Town
Volcanic EruptionToggle TowerStellar Showdown
Mystic ManorCrumbling KeepHall of Darkness
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii) Levels
Jangala Jangala FloorJangala ClimbJangala CanopyJangala OutpostJangala FallsTreetop Village
Shadow City Shadow City Outer WallsShadow CityShadow Labyrinth
Shadow Palace GatesShadow PalaceWilfre's Lair
Icy Wastes TundaraFrosted CoveCrystal Caverns
The Baldy SlopesFrozeniniChamber of the Eternal Furnace
Eastern Winds Sky Arch MountainsFloating MeadowsRoab Plateaus
Balancing Rock GardenThe Drifting IslesThe Maze of Ages
Final Level Circi Loves Wilfre

Drawn to Life Enemies
Snow Gate Snow BakiPengoonYetiSnow HiderSnowgetShadow Walker
Shadow BatShadow FountainFrostwind
Forest Gate Timber BakiStar BakiMecha BakiDandelion FlyerFlyin' Rabbit
TreepetForest ApeShadow WalkerShadow BatShadow Ghoul
Shadow FountainDeadwood
Beach Gate Sand BakiAquatic BakiSea SlugAnemoneAnchorpus
Bucket JellyShadow WalkerShadow FishAngler King
City Gate Golden BakiShadow GolemShadow BirdShadow Walker
Shadow BatShadow GhoulWilfre's ScorpionWilfre
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter Enemies
Turtle Rock DodoGrey BakiBaki Dancers
Watersong Grey BakiBaki PiratesBaki SubBaki GhostsPilot BirdStarfish
Bell CrabAccordion FishHelmet DragonRaposa StatueSheepdog
Jazz FishSea HarpGhostAnglerfishBakiBeard
Lavasteam Grey BakiBaki MinerBaki ChimneysweepBaki Burnas
Dynamite MoleFireflyHose DragonGhostGiant Robosa
Galactic Jungle Grey BakiBaki Moon JumperBaki U.F.O.Duck SentryDodo
Vine BeetleGhostBaki TurretBaki LancerSpace Chomper
Baki Space BusQueen and King
Wilfre's Wasteland Grey BakiBaki DancersSad Storm CloudFleaStarfish
Baki BurnasAngry SunBaki MinerDynamite MoleFirefly
Hose DragonBox MonsterDuck SentrySpace Chomper
Baki TurretBaki LancerBaki Moon JumperAnglerfishAccordion FishSpikesGhostWilfre
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii) Enemies
Jangala Jangala BakiPlatform FishBonoboDart BonoboMasked Bonobo
MonkeyShadow WalkerSnow Cat
Shadow City Shadow City BakiShadow WalkerShadow BatGiant Shadow Walker
Monkey • [[]] • Masked BonoboBoss
Icy Wastes Snow WarriorSnow CatIcy Wastes BakiSnow BirdRed Fish
Platform FishYetiGiant Shadow WalkerMasked Warrior
Shadow BatShadow Walker
Eastern Winds Shadow BatSasquatchEastern Winds BakiShadow Walker
Lightning Bug • [[]] • Giant Shadow WalkerYeti
Raposa Village Giant Scribble Monster