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You haven't heard the last of Maybelle Dorothea Wheeler!


Maybelle Dorothea Wheeler is a Character exclusive to the Hamlet DLC. Wheeler is the tenth character to be unlocked via Experience, requiring 3200 XP to become available. She is an adventure-seeking aeronaut who crashed her hot air balloon and became lost in The Constant.

Pew-matic Horn.png Special Power

Glommer.png See also: Pew-matic Horn and Navigadget

She starts with the Pew-matic Horn, which is able to shoot certain items to damage mobs, and the Navigadget, which is able to direct the player to the nearest chosen item by placing the desired item into it. For example, if Twigs were placed within, it will guide the player to the nearest pickable Sapling.

Wheeler's base movement speed is 5% higher compared to other characters, and increases by 1% for every empty inventory slot. Items inside of backpacks are ignored, allowing her to move faster as long as all of her items are in a backpack and not in her main inventory. Slots added by a backpack do not count towards increasing her speed when empty.

She is also able to perform an action called "Dodge", which allows her to move swiftly over a short distance. The ability needs to recharge (1.5 seconds) [1] before the player is able to do it again. During the dodge animation Wheeler is completely invulnerable from all forms of physical damage, although any armor equipped will still be affected.


Whereas the other characters have 15 inventory slots with additional hand, body and head slots (18 total), Wheeler only has 12 slots to go with the three equipment slots (15 total). It should be noted that both of her exclusive items have one additional slot (17 total), allowing players to use them as additional storage, although the Navigadget can only carry one item.

She has lower maximum health, 100 Health Meter.png, which is lower compared to the majority of characters.

Prototype.png Tips

Gramophone.png Quotes

Wheeler's quotes can be found here.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Wheeler was officially added to the Hamlet Early Access beta branch on April 18, 2019, alongside Wagstaff.[2]
  • Wheeler is voiced by a ragtime piano.
  • In the roadmap forum post where she was first teased, she was described as "a globetrotting adventurer lost and alone."[3].
  • On the Steam page for Hamlet, she is described as "A gutsy aeronaut whose latest adventure has blown off course."[4].
  • Her middle name, Dorothea, may be a reference to Dorothy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
  • In her original in-game design, she had a frown and neutral eyebrows. In the Early Access update 329526, it was changed to give her a smile and angled eyebrows similar to her character portrait.[5] Images depicting her previous design can be found in the gallery below.
  • During the first versions of Hamlet, Wheeler used to have 15 inventory slots and her base movement speed was 10% higher compared to other characters. She also used to have 10 inventory slots and 150 Health Meter.png.
  • She has a history playing stick ball.[6]
  • Her health is the second least in the singleplayer version of the game, the first being Maxwell's.
  • Wheeler is one of the five characters whose full name is known, the others being MaxwellWilson, Wendy, and Wagstaff.
  • When struck by Lightning, Wheeler is shown to have bones in her hair, much like other characters.

Blueprint.png Gallery

Gramophone.png Sounds

Wheeler's Sounds
Wheeler's voice.
Wheeler's hurt voice.
Wheeler dying.


  1. Line 22 in wheeler.lua (local DODGE_COOLDOWN = 1.5)
  2. Game Update - 327257 forum post. Posted on April 18, 2019.
  3. Forums Update: Don't Starve: Hamlet Roadmap Posted on February 15, 2019.
  4. Steam Page for Hamlet
  5. Forum Post for Game Update 329526. Posted on April 29, 2019.
  6. Cork Bat: "Time for all that stick ball playing to come in handy."; Thulecite Club: "All those years playing stick ball will finally come in handy."