|Birthdate||June 27, 1941|
|Voice||Patricia Davidson (English)|
- This article is for the character. For the chapter, see Ann Sheppard (chapter).
|“||He must have thought I didn't love him anymore... But I loved him. If you only knew how much I missed him...||”|
Ann Sheppard is the elderly mother of John Sheppard. She suffers from Alzheimer's disease, and currently resides in a geriatric hospital. She was likely institutionalized for mental health reasons after the untimely death of her son. She is visited by Madison Paige who hopes to learn the identity of John Sheppard's brother, whom she believes is the Origami Killer.
While visiting Ann at the hospital as Madison, you will need to look around her room and the surrounding areas for 'reminders' to help trigger her memory:
- Near the window, fold an origami dog to help her recall how it was John's favorite, and how he named them all 'Max.'
- Go outside into the hallway, and take the orchid from its vase, and bring it back to her room, placing it in the vase by her beside table.
- Search the drawers of the bedside table to find an old photograph.
- Cecilia Ann Sheppard, who the character is named for, was a victim of the Zodiac Killer.
- Ann is the Origami Killer's mother
- She is one of the people staring at the camera during the opening credits.
- In the early stages of Heavy Rain, the Origami Killer suffocates Ann with a pillow, but this scene was later taken out. Thus, in a flashback Ann is in her bed with her eyes closed (it's not clear if she's dead or she's just sleeping) with the Origami Killer watching at her: it could probably be the remaining part of the former scene.
- While Madison Paige is questioning her to find the name of John Sheppard's twin brother she says, "I asked for a television, you know. They said I didn't have enough money. It's a pity, I've grown quite fond of television." On the contrary, in Ann's hospital room there is a television mounted on to the wall. It is off and Ann may have forgotten it's there due to her alzheimers or it requires a payment in order for Ann to watch.
- When Ann reveals the identity of the killer to Madison Paige, Madison will be shocked. Unless she is simply shocked that she discovers the identity, there is no reason for her to be shocked seeing as how she didn't know the killer at this time.