This article contains plot details from the latest book.
“If you can't do it, I don't know who can.”
Stina Heks is an elf, the daughter of Timkin and Vika Heks. In the earlier books, she and Sophie had a strong rivalry and Stina was constantly taunting her and trying to bully her. In Neverseen, she is willing to change her view on Sophie if Sophie can heal the gnomes. In Lodestar, it is revealed she is an Empath, like her mother. In Flashback, she assists her mother Vika in delivering the alicorn twins. In Legacy, she becomes a member of Team Valiant, and helps Sophie in many ways, proving that she is not as mean as she once was.
Stina is described as being extremely tall with a beanpole body and frizzy, brown curls. She has large, navy blue, almost purple eyes.
- TIMKIN (father)
He was in Exillium for faking a talent so he could get in the elite levels but has earned his way back. He works with unicorns, trying to earn a way into the Nobility, and he works with the Black Swan as Coiffe.
- VIKA (mother)
- SOPHIE (enemy/new friend)
Stina isn't very kind to Sophie, believing Sophie is of lower social status. In Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, she makes bets about how long Sophie will last at Foxfire (among other things) and mocked her often. She tells Biana that by her and Fitz being friends with Sophie is ruining the Vacker name. In Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Stina is the first to tell Sophie that Biana first befriended her because Alden forced her to. In Neverseen, Stina becomes somewhat less hostile and tells Sophie that if anyone could fix things, it would be her. Stina also confesses that part of the reason why she treated Sophie the way she did was because Sophie disliked her the first day she saw her in Slurps and Burps without knowing much about her and laughed at her. She becomes closer to Sophie in Legacy, and the two share a healthy friendship.
Dex and Stina have a long-running battle of mean pranks on each other that started Pre-Keeper. Dex made Stina bald and in return, Stina put a muskog in Dex's locker. Dex also gave Stina a beard, which was added as an extra pranking feature for her in the hairoids. Stina constantly holds the fact that Dex's parents are a bad match over his head.
- MARELLA (friend/former foe)
Marella used to hate Stina in Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities and Book 2: Exile books of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series but eventually became friends with her during Everblaze when Sophie did not really pay attention to her. However, in Lodestar, Marella is envious of her when Stina manifests as an Empath, an ability that Marella wanted to manifest in to help her mother, and pulls away from Stina as a result.
- MARUCA (friend)
Maruca and Stina became friends after Biana started hanging around with Sophie because Maruca felt abandoned by Biana. She was the one that told Stina the real reason Biana became friends with Sophie, which caused Sophie to temporarily break her friendship with Biana.
- BIANA (friend/former enemy)
Biana and Stina used to dislike each other in earlier books. Stina was the one who told Sophie that Biana was only friends with her because Alden forced her to. Later in Legacy, Stina and Biana work together to help Sophie find out who her biological parents are. It is also observed by Sophie in Legacy that Biana looked "less uncomfortable" about the fact that Stina was right. These two have formed a healthy friendship through Legacy since they are both on Team Valiant.
- KEEFE (Possible Love interest/former enemy)
Keefe and Stina used to dislike each other in earlier books. But some people ship them together because they are both empaths.
Character Bio by Shannon Messenger Edit
Stina can be hard to like, and she prefers it that way. She’s not looking to be Miss Popular because most people aren’t worth her time—and someone should definitely think twice before they mess with her. Especially Dex. Sure, her family’s had a few scandals over the years—but that doesn’t change how important they are. After all, they’re single-handedly making sure unicorns remain a thriving species—and Stina’s a huge part of that. Maybe it’s not as fancy as the Vackers, but who cares about the Vackers, anyway? That family has gone majorly downhill since they started wasting so much time on Sophie Foster—and don’t even get Stina started on Sophie. As far as Stina’s concerned, Sophie Foster is the most overrated thing to hit Foxfire since the boring Great Gulon Incident.
Shannon Messenger accidentally gave Stina two last names: Heks and Logner. She forgot Stina's last name and assumed it was Logner, and this typo was published in Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, on page 149 paperback.