|“||It won't be long before father becomes Chairman of the Board, soon after that you'll become Chief of Surgery, and then Chief Director. It means I'll be the director's wife. You better make me happy, Kenzo, because hardship doesn't suit me.||”|
–Eva Heinemann's philosophy of opportunism
Eva is a young Caucasian woman with shoulder-length blonde hair with bangs hanging on either side, purple eyes, and hot pink lipstick.
Eva is an independent, superficial, bossy, loud, demanding, manipulative, cruel, taunting,annoying, and demeaning woman who hates not having her way.
She seems to be very mature on some things and very capable of showing compassion and understanding after her later character development, but she can be extremely immature on other things that don't align with her pre-existing point of view. If anything, she can be best described as an emotionally immature, spoiled elitist who has little experience with loss, and thus no empathy for others, until she is forced to deal with the death of her father and the rapid deterioration of her fairy-tale life.
Her weaknesses can be holding grudges, having mood swings, throwing fits, displaying emotionally manipulative behavior, shunning people, and overreacting sometimes when it only makes things worse, etc. Her behavior in the show often leans on irrational hate towards others without much evidence to back up the reasoning for her hate. However, she insists she's completely justified in feeling what she feels; therefore, she's a very difficult person to argue with and change her mind.
She is very sensitive about being rejected by others judging by how she obsesses over Kenzo Tenma rejecting her. She displays a shrewd, skeptical, unsympathetic, closed-minded, and fairly elitist personality that focuses more on humiliating and smearing others for telling people like her the ugly truth. She does this since it might strip her already wounded pride and integrity even further.
Later on, she comes face to face with the realization of how much of a pawn she has let herself become, and she is appalled by what she sees and what she is unable to stand up against--when is one supposed to say "enough is enough" in her shoes? Interestingly enough, this is around the time when she finally puts her efforts into going after Johan Liebert no matter the cost, the young man whom she calls 'the Devil.'
Eva's feelings about Tenma are ambivalent as she constantly fluctuates between despising him, being indifferent towards him, and declaring him to be the only man worthy of her due to his extremely passive and giving nature.
Using Karen Horney's Theory of Neurosis, we can explain the behavior. Eva is displaying throughout the length of the series, in which theory is not to say that Eva has a disorder, because basically, the theory of neurosis is applicable to the normal population as well.
Eva is one of the most dynamic characters in the series. In fact, we can all see in her the feeling Horney called "Basic Anxiety," which is defined as "insidiously increasing, the all-pervading feeling of being lonely and helpless in a hostile world." Eva, having been spoiled by her father for being an only child, has formed a grand image of herself and she had always tried to protect that good image she sees.
Eva displays almost every characteristic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. She is highly grandiose and vain, as demonstrated by her luxuriant possessions and wardrobe; she is incredibly arrogant and selfish, as she adamantly believes herself to be naturally superior to most people and naturally deserving of special treatment. She's exploitative, having divorced three men to take their money and seducing others to maintain her status or boost her ego. She also is preoccupied with fantasies of power, money, and success, given her ambition to be "the director's wife."
Eva's narcissism is also heavily apparent in her social life and personal relationships. She displays a split character, the False Self she projects in high society and with Kenzo Tenma early on, which is charming and affectionate, and her True Self, which is selfish, materialistic, and emotionally abusive. Examples of this is her relationship with Tenma, whom she showers with adoration when she is in a good mood, only to completely devalue and discard him. During her relationship with Tenma, she treats him more like a personal accessory than a human being,
Tenma, a man of submission and amiability, fitted nicely to Eva's needs. These needs, ones we could classify as Neurotic needs, are as follows: Affection and Approval, Power, Exploitation, Prestige, and Admiration. When Tenma would not take her back, Eva could not find someone who could satiate her selfish desires. She married men one after another, hoping to find someone like Tenma's qualities, but all her three marriages fail, mainly because Eva wanted to dominate her partner, which she experienced when she was still Tenma's girlfriend. Her neurotic tendencies that contribute to her aggressive personality led to her miserable life as an alcoholic divorcee with a massive grudge.
In theory, her neurotics needs should be permanent, but Eva has somehow lo lost [ tbc...]
Before breaking up with Kenzo Tenma
Eva was first seen as a loving and devoted girlfriend and later on fiancee to Kenzo Tenma, the protagonist neurosurgeon of the series. Dr. Tenma’s successful operation on opera singer F. Rosenbach had won Eisler Memorial Hospital recognition and, in turn, Tenma received praise from Eva and Director Udo Heinemann (Eva's father). Eva advised Tenma to continue following her father and promotion would just be a matter of time when her father became the Chairman of the hospital.
During a date, she was told by Tenma that the failed operation by Dr. Becker on a Turkish man could have been performed by him, had he not been ordered by Dr. Heinemann to operate on the opera singer instead. Tenma wanted Eva to tell him that it was not his fault as he just did what he was told to do, to which Eva agreed, saying that "after all, people's lives aren't created equal." This prompts Tenma into reviewing his morals as a doctor. Tenma's moral anxiety was further worsened when Dr. Heinemann canceled his research on subarachnoid hemorrhages, which was close to completion, so that Tenma would be free to prepare a draft for Dr. Heinemann's presentation for the European Association for Acute Medicine.
As the boy named Johan Liebert was taken into the hospital, Tenma was ordered once more to prioritize a more lucrative, socially valuable patient rather than respecting the order in which the patients were brought into the hospital. Tenma acted according to his conscience and declined to be diverted to the operation of Mayor Roedecker. Although the operation on the boy was a success, the mayor's was not, so it earned Tenma the wrath of the director and disgust of Eva as she thought he wasn't compliant enough to follow orders. Tenma tried to convince Eva to talk to her father on his behalf, but she broke up with him and she dropped the engagement ring he had given her on the ground.
After the Death of Udo Heinemann
A few days after the operation on Johan Liebert, Dr. Heinemann and two other doctors were found dead in their boardroom, apparently poisoned by candy injected with a muscle relaxant. Kenzo Tenma was clearly concerned about Eva, but she was inconsolable at the death of her father. When Eva tried to approach Tenma to rekindle their relationship after he'd been made Chief of Surgery, Tenma walked away as he realized that Eva only loved his job status and the money that came with it, not him.
However, seven years later after 3 failed marriages, Eva thought she'd try to talk to Tenma again. By this time, Dr. Becker was doing all he could to set up Tenma with sophisticated women. Eva did not appreciate what Becker was doing and at one point asked Becker to not to introduce Tenma to the newest date, which led Becker to conclude Eva was still in love with Tenma. When Eva learned Becker was still going to introduce the new date, she interfered by misrepresenting him to Angelica Belger, a state legislator's daughter.
After she had made Belger runoff before Tenma could get to the restaurant, she secretly followed Tenma back to Eisler Memorial Hospital. She thought at first that Tenma was just keeping himself away from her on purpose, but then she saw Tenma enter a deserted building trying to stop his patient Adolf Junkers from running away. It started to rain so she sought shelter under the entrance of the building and realized her left shoe had broken. As she stood there at the base of the stairs, she heard a gunshot before seeing a young blond man coming down the stairs.
Revenge Against Kenzo Tenma
Sometime later, Eva was seen to be living well off her inheritance and divorce settlements where she has become an alcoholic, drowning her sorrows with alcohol. After the Heidelberg incident, she was visited by Inspector Lunge to inquire about a necktie she supposedly gave as a gift to someone. Lunge asked her if she could recall whom she had given this very expensive article of clothing, but Eva only told him that she gave out so many presents that she couldn't remember the tie. In reality, she remembered she'd given it to Kenzo Tenma. When Lunge left, it gave Eva an idea on how to get Tenma to take her back.
Eva went to the Eisler Memorial Hospital--her first time in 9 years since the death of Udo Heinemann (Eva's father). She was keen on making Tenma believe that they could start over, but Tenma was now cold to her and stated "there's no going back." She then let out her trump card: her knowledge of who owned the necktie that was found at the crime scene in Heidelberg Castle. She told him she would keep it a secret if Tenma agreed for them to become engaged again. However, Tenma stated there was something he had to set out to do and left. Eva became angry and yell after Tenma of being an accomplice to the Heidelberg castle murder and responsible for her father's death. She then contacted Lunge and confessed to him everything that she knew about the tie, as well as accusing Tenma of killing her father.
With Tenma on the run, Eva continued to badger Lunge about what he was going to do about Tenma and when would they find him, intent on having his life ruined. During this time, she was known to have been sleeping with at least one cheating husband (who she'd hidden a scented handkerchief on so his wife would find out he was cheating). Noticing her gardener watching this latest encounter, she became irritated, but soon started to see him as a new love interest and tried to make him act like Tenma. At one point he saw the photos of Tenma still on display, though Eva claimed she didn't love him, just wanted to see him ruined. The gardener concluded she must still have feelings for him to still have the photos framed, to which Eva went into a spiel that Tenma always tried to please her and would have made her happy. This left the gardener asking if she thought he'd ever be able to fill Tenma's shoes to ease her pain. At this, Eva insulted him and laughed in his face. Seeing through this act, the gardener told her she was a sad and lonely person and if she wished, to come by his house in a few days to celebrate Christmas with him and his daughter, Coletta. However, while Eva was on her way with a small gift, the gardener's ex-wife, Charlotte/Charlotta, drops by, asking him to forgive her for leaving. Eva showed up and, seeing the family laughing and enjoying themselves through the window, became angry and proceeded to set fire to her entire estate.
After degenerating into an alcoholic hotel-hopping lifestyle, Eva was picked up by the police for vagrancy. She was discharged from the police station the day after and walked around aimlessly, until she recalled she had been carrying a large bag before she passed out the night before. She went back to the police station but the desk officer told her she'd only been carrying her small handbag when she was taken into the police station. Upon re-entering her room, Eva saw it had been ransacked, and having no more money to pay for the damaged lock and lost key, she had to leave the hotel.
Depressed upon the loss of her bag, which apparently held sentimental things, Eva wandered aimlessly and took a street bum's rum to soothe her alcoholic cravings. When her legs gave out, she sought a nearby bench and rested. Just then, Roberto approached her, saying the two of them had been drinking last night and that he wanted to give back the bag she left in the bar. They had lunch together at a restaurant and Eva checked the contents of her bag.
Eva showed Roberto the most prized possession Eva had been carrying around in that bag. It was the photo album that contained her pictures of her late father and her former fiancée. She was surprised to know that she has been talking about Tenma last night to Roberto, and she became defensive when Roberto inquired about a blank page from the album, saying she didn't want the pictures there so she had them removed.
Eva and Roberto spent the whole afternoon and evening drinking in a bar and talking about themselves. They realized they both have a common denominator upon hearing each other's stories, and they quickly formed a romantic relationship. Later that evening, Roberto showed his true intentions on befriending Eva: acquiring Johan's childhood photographs. Roberto beat Eva when she asked him what photos he was looking for. He insisted that Eva still has those photos and that he knows where Tenma is. Eva laughed hard telling him that the photos he most probably wants
to get are those of Johan, and she just saw him a year ago in Düsseldorf. The next morning, Roberto awoke next to Eva and contemplated whether or not to eliminate her, but then, as he pointed his gun at the seemingly sleeping Eva, she spoke up, telling him about the incriminating incident she had seen. Trying to buy time for herself and for Tenma, Eva made a bargain with Roberto: he would tell her where Tenma can be located in exchange for Johan's childhood photographs. To make sure Roberto would agree to her plan, she said that if she dies by his hands, the photographs would be automatically sent to the BKA.
Up in the Mountain
Roberto took Eva into the mountain villa where Tenma was staying. He expected her to kill Tenma, but she changed her mind and decided to hand him over to the police instead. Because of this Roberto shot her in the leg and used her as a bait to lure Tenma out. When Dieter suggested calling Tenma so he could help her she brashly objected knowing that it was a trap and believing that Tenma would never save her. However, Tenma got her into the villa (Roberto had retreated earlier) stopped her bleeding, and healed her wounds. She remained there for some time while she got better, as Tenma and Dieter continued their journey to Munich.
Testifying for Tenma
Eva eventually ended up as a patient for Dr Reichwein due to her alcoholism. During her first session with him, she found out that Tenma had been captured by the police. After Dr. Reichwein found about her relation with Tenma they traveled together to Prague where he hoped to meet Dr. Tenma, however, this meeting was denied by the police. Then they traveled to Dusseldorf where he hoped to be able to testify in Tenma’s favor and to convince Eva to testify about the night when Junkers was killed, however, Eva did not cooperate with him. Fritz Verdemann, Tenmas lawyer tried to convince her to support Tenma, and she eventually changed her mind. She tried to call Verdemann but he didn't answer so she contacted his partner, Mr. Baul, and decided to meet him. While she waited for him Tenma escaped from prison and Eva was informed of this through the news. Eva suddenly recognized Mr. Baul as Roberto and frantically locked herself in her room. When someone came knocking on her door she was afraid that it might be Roberto, however, the person who knocked was a stranger named Martin.
In Reuniting the Devil and His Disciple
Martin had been hired to take Eva to Frankfurt and faced with the prospect of having to face Roberto, Eva complied with his request. On their way to Frankfurt, Martin told her about how he lost his mother due to alcoholism and about how he killed his girlfriend. When they reached Frankfurt, Eva met with Martin's boss, a man named Petr Čapek. Čapek gave Eva a credit card and allowed her to spend it as she wished, as well as the task of attending to some parties. Eva reformed herself, buying lavish clothing for herself and modeling Martin after Tenma, however after attending to a party she finally broke down and confessed to Martin that she felt worthless and thought that coming back to high-class society would make her feel better, however it didn’t. During another party Martin told her that he had just met Tenma, Eva feigned disinterest and finally finished her job. She recognized Johan in the party and pointed at him to Čapek and to a friend of his, something that she later described as "bringing together Mephistopheles and Faust”. After the party, she dinned with Čapek and was later sent to her hotel. After getting drunk there she met Martin and told him that she already expected him to kill her and openly invited him to do it, only claiming regrets for her actions that night. Martin however refused to kill her and asked her to run away with him, however, she spurned him, before revealing in a drunken confession that she cared for him. Martin then took her to a different hotel. Martin left her to meet "the Devil’s apprentice" who convinced him to kill her, claiming that she wished to die, however, he decided against it. When Čapek’s agents found them Martin gave her Tenma’s address, however, she asked him to escape with her and told him that she would wait for him in the Frankfurt Train Station.
Eva waited for Martin at the station, however, instead of Martin, she met with Tenma who told her that Martin had just been killed. Eva was devastated by the news and she crumbled completely. She apologized to Tenma for mistreating him and confessed to him that she felt worthless of Martin’s sacrifice and of any good thing that had happened to her. Eva left to Munich where she bought a gun and planned to end everything by killing Johan.
Eva tracked down “the Devil’s apprentice” whom she recognized as Christof Sievernich, the son of a wealthy businessman. She found his house and observed it for around two weeks until Christof finally showed up. She sneaked inside of it and confronted Christof. At first, he tried to act diplomatically, until she shot him in the ear. She asked him what Čapek was trying to do by introducing him and Johan, and Sievernich told her that Čapek didn’t introduce them. He told her about Kinderheim 511 and about how he survived the massacre and met Johan then, who then planned to make Christof a politician and give him the world. As Eva listened Christof suddenly attacked her with a book and soon overwhelmed her, he took her gun away and pointed it at her, however, Tenma intervened. Tenma shot Christof in the leg and then threatened to let him bleed to death if he didn’t tell them where Johan was hiding.
Tenma and Eva took Christof to the proximities of a hospital and continued to interrogate Christof who refused to tell them where Johan was hiding. Christof mocked Dr. Tenma about his morals and then Tenma sent Eva away to call an ambulance. While Eva was away, Christof told Tenma Johan’s location but instructed him to meet him alone. When Eva came back Kenzo had already left. He left her a message with Christof in which he apologized for ruining her life and asked her to live a happy life. Eva broke down in tears to Christof’s confusion.
After her confrontation with Christof, Eva went to Munich to stay with Dr. Reichwein. After Nina told Dr. Reichwein about the "perfect suicide" she instructed him to take Eva, and everybody else involved with the case into hiding. Eva kept clippings of the newspapers detailing the case of Dr. Tenma in a notebook, which she later gave to Dr. Reichwein. Some years after the Tenma case she was working as a kitchen designer. The events of the past years (especially Martin’s death) helped Eva to recover from alcoholism and to become a much warmer person.
Eva's relationship with her father, though left largely unexplored, is shown to be overwhelmingly positive, in spite of his often ethically questionable actions. In fact, Eva seems to justify and even embrace her father's world outlook that "not all lives are equal" over the philosophies of people like Kenzo Tenma (Eva's more kind-hearted fiancee), such that Tenma becomes visibly disturbed and disgusted at the conversation of Eva and her father when they meet with him to discuss their future. When her father demotes Tenma after he operates on the boy Johan Liebert instead of Mayor Roedecker, she readily and even enthusiastically acquiesces to his decision, calling off her engagement to Tenma before telling Tenma that he's a fool, though she later comes to regret these actions.
When her father dies, Eva is visibly distraught as she breaks down and sobbing during his funeral, even as Tenma and others attempt to comfort her. Although her character development allows her to progress beyond being beholden to her father's will and desires and though she becomes a kinder and more sincere person as a result, she nevertheless admits to Werner Weber in "Another Monster" that she still believes that "not all lives are equal", implying that she has never stopped respecting her father and his worldview.
Dr. Kenzo Tenma
Eva's relationship with Tenma can best be described as deeply complex and evolving throughout the series. Initially, Eva appears very affectionate toward Tenma in anticipation of their upcoming engagement and due to his prominent position among her father's hospital staff as the ascendant chief neurosurgeon. Though Eva is shown in flashbacks to not always admire Tenma's pleasures, at one point even covertly sabotaging his attempts at having an outdoor picnic with her due to her stubborn discontent, she nevertheless seems to have fallen in love with him in spite of this, waking him up and warmly embracing him when he is seen on the news following the miraculous surgery he performed on the opera singer F. Rosenbach. However, she still shows instances of disrespect toward Tenma, scoffing at his ethical dilemma at failing to have saved a Turkish woman's husband due to his focus on Rosenbach's surgery and proclaiming that "not all lives are equal", which visibly disgusts him and alienates him from her. This is likely due to the influence of her more careerist-oriented father.
Ultimately, when Tenma chooses to operate on a young boy with ballistic trauma (who will later come to have a great impact on both of their lives) rather than the ailing Mayor Roedecker of Düsseldorf, resulting, respectively, in the boy's recovery and the mayor's death, he is demoted by her father and she dumps him for another member of the medical staff, cruelly dropping her engagement ring on the ground in front of him and labeling him "a fool." Following her father's death, she relents and tries to get Tenma back, remembering that he tried to comfort her during the funeral, but he turns her down and leaves the cafe that they were meeting at in mute resolution.
Thereafter, Eva falls into a state of drunken anguish, managing to maintain her financial standing by marrying and divorcing several times, using the settlements therefrom to bankroll her assets and lifestyle. All the while, she yearns to have Kenzo Tenma back at her side, at one point ruining his date with a congressman's daughter and subsequently following him to the abandoned warehouse that he tracked Adolf Junkers to, where she instead briefly encounters Johan Liebert, the boy that Tenma had operated on ten years ago, when he exits the premises, having murdered Junkers. In spite of this, Tenma falls under suspicion for the murder by the German BKA (Federal Authorities). Shortly thereafter, when Inspector Lunge visits her with a necktie lifted from another crime scene that belonged to Kenzo Tenma, she formulates a plan to get him to accept her back. Thereafter, she meets with him at Eisler Memorial Hospital and tries to reconcile with him and rekindle their relationship, but Tenma, burdened by his duties at the hospital and his endeavors to find and destroy Johan Liebert, turns her down yet again. Subsequently, in an act of paramount frustration, the jilted Eva finally flies into a rage at Tenma, calling him a "murderer" in front of hospital patients and staff, and proclaiming that she intends to inform Lunge of his involvement in the recent spate of murders, despite personally knowing that Tenma is innocent.
Thereafter, she is devoted to Tenma's downfall, corresponding with Lunge on the progress of the investigation and personally desiring that Tenma is arrested. However, she is shown to still have feelings for him in spite of this, as indicated by the fact that she keeps his portrait and pictures of him in her scrapbook and many of the men she finds herself attracted to, such as her gardener, mirror aspects of Tenma's personality. It is shown that she does not want to see Tenma dead, but would rather see him rot in prison, since she refuses to kill him with Roberto and derails his plans as a result, helping to stop any harm from befalling him; hence, it is definitively shown that she still cares for Tenma more than she despises him following this moment.
Later, when Tenma is arrested by Czech authorities in Prague and transferred to German custody, she expresses initial satisfaction with the situation, but she is eventually won over by Julius Reichwein and Fritz Verdemann to help clear his name in court by reporting on what she knows about Johan Liebert and his connections. Her attempts to exonerate Tenma are prematurely waylaid when she fearfully realizes that "Alfred Baul", Verdemann's legal partner, is really Roberto, who intends to assassinate her before she can testify with evidence that would prove Johan's existence; knowledge of this prompts Tenma to escape from his confinement with the help of the escape artist Gunther Milch and his brother Gustav to protect her from Roberto. However, before Roberto can act or Tenma can reach her, she leaves with a mysterious bodyguard named Martin, sent by Petr Čapek and The Baby to help facilitate and organize a meeting between Johan Liebert and his fellow Kinderheim alumnus, Christof Sievernich, since Eva knows Johan's appearance and will be able to spot him in a crowd. However, she falls in love with Martin during this time, in part because he reminds her of Tenma, and Martin begins to reciprocate her feelings; when Martin betrays the organization that hired him by failing to kill Eva and allowing her to escape, he is shot and passes on his full story to Dr. Tenma, who treats him before he dies of his wounds.
When Tenma meets Eva at Frankfurt Central Station, where she and Martin had intended to meet and informs her of Martin's death, she realizes how the error of her ways has brought on the situation at hand and, when the two have coffee at a cafe afterward, she attests that she doesn't know how someone like Tenma could ever bring himself to love a horrible woman like her after all that she's done to him. After this, the two reconcile, with Eva becoming committed to clearing Tenma's name as well as secretly finding Johan Liebert for the purpose of destroying him. When she tracks Christof Sievernich down and demands to know where Johan is, Christof abruptly manages to subdue her and comes dangerously close to killing her, with only Tenma's intervention saving her. Thereafter, they interrogate Christof together, but Christof only informs Tenma of Johan's location when Eva departs to phone the paramedics due to Christof's injuries in the confrontation. When she returns to find that Tenma has left her yet again, she begins to cry, much to Christof's confusion.
As revealed by her comments to Dieter, Eva Heinemann has clearly tried to assert Tenma's innocence in the following period, but the authorities don't believe her confessions. However, by the end of the series, when Tenma's name has been cleared and Johan has been incapacitated under separate circumstances, Eva Heinemann has managed to get beyond the trauma and sadness in her life and become a better person, atoning for everything she did to Tenma and others in pursuit of retribution and selfishness, and thereby indicating that her love for him won out over her anger.
When Eva first met Martin, the latter having arrived where she was staying at Room 402 in Düsseldorf, she found herself under desperate circumstances (with Roberto being in the vicinity and apparently looking to murder her, due to her knowledge of Johan Liebert's existence and her previous involvement with Kenzo Tenma) and was all too willing to take up his offer of protection, in spite of being initially unclear on who had sent him and what their purposes were. However, thereafter, she proceeded to berate his slovenly, ruffled appearance and bristly, apathetic personality/demeanor, and the two initially appeared somewhat offput by each other while on their way to Frankfurt. Nevertheless, when Petr Čapek, who had sent Martin, lent her a debit card to use as she pleased, her first course of action was to purchase him a nice outfit, including ties that reflected Tenma's dress sensibilities, and insisted that he keep himself well-groomed and carry himself as Tenma would have. This indicated that she already had some affection or proclivity towards Martin, but only in the sense that he was a stand-in for Tenma.
Over dinner of that evening, the two came to some understanding of the other's social circumstances and hence began to genuinely bond. In particular, Eva lent the impression that Tenma had abandoned her, making Martin sympathize with her and later beat Tenma up when he encountered him in his favorite diner thereafter, whilst Eva began to see Martin as something more than just a substitute for Tenma. However, both had trouble coming to terms with their attraction to one another due to their previous relationship problems: in Eva's case, her inability to hold a long-term relationship with anyone but Kenzo Tenma, whom she had lost, and in Martin's case, the fact that every woman he'd ever been involved with had died under tragic circumstances, including his mother and his former girlfriend Edda, something that would later be cruelly pointed out to him by Christof Sievernich.
Martin soon realized that Čapek and The Baby, who had warned Martin not to get personally involved with Eva, as well as the organization they represented, intended to have her spot Johan at a gathering to introduce him to Christof, after which point she would have outlived her usefulness and Martin's job at that point would be to kill her. Eva had concurrently come to the same conclusion, and, having resigned herself to her situation and the misery of her life, asked Martin to kill her while she was in a drunken stupor, just as Martin's mother and Edda had wished to die before. Ultimately, Martin couldn't bring himself to go through with it, refusing to perpetuate the cycle of tragedy that had embodied his life and thereby saving Eva's life.
To that end, he escaped to a motel with Eva Heinemann once she had regained her senses and convinced Eva that they could run away together and form new livelihoods in each other's company, effectively admitting their love for one another. When Martin realized that agents of Čapek were on their way to see to Eva's death and get rid of him in the event he hadn't already killed her, he told her that he would meet her at Frankfurt Central Station and they would elope from there, much to her initial protests, since she insisted that they should remain together. Ultimately, however, Martin's argument won out, and she was convinced to leave for her own safety, ostensibly to meet him there. She departed shortly before the agents arrived and Martin engaged them in a gun battle.
At the train station, she later eagerly awaited Martin, confessing as much to a nearby janitor who inquired as to her situation, but she would instead be met by the sight of Kenzo Tenma, who informed her of Martin's death, causing her to burst into tears as the janitor sadly remarked to himself that Tenma must not have been the man she was waiting for. This indicated above all else that she truly loved Martin and hoped desperately, but ultimately in vain, that he would survive to be with her from then on.
Ultimately, it would be Martin's death that compelled Eva to renounce her feud with Tenma and reconcile with him, realizing all the suffering that her actions had wrought, as well as find Johan Liebert and end his life for bringing her such pain.
Eva and Roberto's relationship was ultimately mutually antagonistic, though initially, they attempted to use each other for their own ends. Roberto was attempting to obtain a scrapbook in Eva's possession that had a picture of Johan Liebert as a child inside, alongside her deceased father Udo Heinemann, as well as use her as a means to find Kenzo Tenma, whom Roberto intended to get rid of, possibly against Johan's wishes. As such, Roberto ingratiated himself to Eva as a date and, when she left her bag behind after being arrested following a drunken binge on her part, he found her searching for it in the park the following day after her release and returned it to her, before reminding her of their relationship from the previous night. Eva, seemingly grateful to Roberto for finding her bag, acquiesced to spending more time with him, and he took her out to a nightclub that evening, where they danced to the tune of Al Green's song "Let's Stay Together" and seemed to enjoy each other's company.
However, it appeared that it was just an act on both of their parts when they went to Eva's apartment thereafter, with Roberto asking to see several pictures of Tenma, whom Eva had referred to derogatorily throughout the evening, and, when Eva didn't meet Roberto's requests, slapping her and knocking her to the floor in a sudden fury; however, her initial shock soon gave way to sardonic laughter, as she revealed that she knew what he was really there for. To Roberto's confusion, she revealed that, unknown to everyone, she had personally encountered Johan Liebert on the very night that he killed Adolf Junkers and met with Tenma again, having made eye contact with him as he left the construction site where his encounter with Tenma and murder of Junkers had taken place, and inquired as to how he was doing now. Roberto, disturbed by this revelation, decided to kill her after having sex with her the following morning, but, as he pointed his gun at her when she was supposedly asleep, she arose from bed and stated that if he killed her, he would never be able to obtain the photo of Johan and her father that he was really seeking, as she had removed it from her scrapbook and hidden it somewhere else. Roberto was quick to call her on her bluff, however, noticing that her knees were shaking with fear during her whole speech, as she fell to the floor in despair.
Unexpectedly, however, likely realizing he could manipulate her to destroy someone's life just as Johan did with great frequency, he inquired as to whether she wanted to know where Tenma was so that she could kill him. Eva, seeing an opportunity to forestall any harm to herself or anyone else, agreed to find out and accompany Roberto to supposedly kill Tenma, at which point Roberto informed her that he was treating a mob boss's injuries at a secure, fortress-like mountaintop enclave near Füssen and departed from Düsseldorf with him thereafter. Arriving in Füssen thereafter, the two made their way up the only accessible trail to the mob boss' villa, with Roberto killing the mob boss's bodyguard along the way, before handing Eva a pistol to shoot Tenma with when they reached the villa. However, at that point, Dieter arrived and interrupted the proceedings and, when Eva told him to run and warn Tenma, her cover was blown and Roberto shot her in the leg from the bushes where he was hiding. Dieter managed to drag her to safety and cover behind a tree, where they refused to leave the path unattended and thereby thwarted Roberto's attempt at seeing Tenma dead, forcing him to secretly retreat before Tenma arrived to tend to Eva's injuries.
Thereafter, Eva Heinemann had an apparent but understandable fear of Roberto. Later, when "Alfred Baul", a legal consultant and attorney partnered with Fritz Verdemann in defending Tenma "convinced" Eva to testify on Tenma's behalf and made plans to meet with her at the hotel where she was staying in Düsseldorf, she initially had no idea that "Baul" was actually Roberto, who had survived the fire at the University of Munich library and was seeking to kill her once more due to her incriminating evidence of Johan's existence. However, while she awaited "Baul" in the hotel lobby, she heard his voice talking to someone on the other end of a cellphone he was carrying and gradually recognized it as Roberto's voice before he noticed her, fleeing back to her Room 402 in terror. When she arrived in the room, she became even more terrified when she recognized his scent, signifying that he'd already been in the room searching for her. When she heard a knock at the door, she feared it was him and anxiously peered out into the hallway, though it would really turn out to be Martin, there to retrieve her for other reasons.
Eva's ongoing fear of recalling Roberto or anyone/anything else to do with Johan Liebert was apparent in "Another Monster", when she stated such to Werner Weber.
Though Eva and Inspector Lunge both initially collaborated in attempting to bring Tenma into custody, their relationship seemed fairly unorthodox and even unpleasant. Heinrich Lunge likely first met Eva Heinemann at or proceeding her father's funeral, though their interactions at this stage weren't directly shown. However, around nine-to-ten years later, Lunge visited Eva Heinemann at her father's former residence, where she resided, to find her in an alcoholic state on the couch. There, she proceeded to tell him about her life since she'd last seen him, including being a three-time divorcee and living off of the settlements therefrom, before taunting him and asking if he was "turned on or if he wanted to join in the fun", to which Lunge remained characteristically impassive, before announcing why he was there: to this end, he produced a necktie found at the site of the murder of Ivan Kurten and asked if she recognized it. Realizing that it belonged to her former fiancee Kenzo Tenma, Eva initially declined to answer and said she'd think about whether she recognized it and call him if she determined who it belonged to. Lunge accepted her answer and departed from her residence, while Eva used knowledge of it to attempt to blackmail Tenma into rekindling their relationship afterward; when she was refused, she bitterly revealed to Inspector Lunge that the necktie belonged to Tenma, allowing him to finally bring a case against him and seek his arrest, as well as seemingly justifying his suspicions that Tenma was a serial killer.
Eva would correspond further with Inspector Lunge in the following period, harassing him on several occasions for not catching Tenma and insisting on his arrest, while Lunge always distantly rubbed her shortcomings in her face, asking her if she'd been drinkng and reminding her of her alcoholism. By and large, Eva angrily sought Tenma's downfall and was disappointed that Lunge couldn't bring it about more quickly and occasionally taunted Lunge, whereas Lunge seemed to take pleasure from patronizing Eva and playing on her emotional state while remaining cold and unempathetic, often pushing her buttons.
What, if any, interactions they had following their respective realizations about Johan Liebert and following their assistance and rehabilitation of Dr. Tenma and others are unknown, though it is likely that if they did interact, they managed to get beyond their previous relationship, which was largely based around seeing to Tenma's downfall and arrest.
Eva first met Dieter under desperate circumstances. When the boy came to invite a guard up to his boss' villa for dinner, he instead came upon Eva, holding a gun. When she secretly tried to tell him to warn his friend/caretaker and her former fiancee Kenzo Tenma that Roberto was there to kill him, Roberto shot her in the leg from the cover of the bushes. Despite the shock of the moment, Dieter was able to help her to safety behind a tree, even as she insisted that he run away. She seemed offended that he called her "ma'am", perceiving it as being a comment about her old age, but seemed to genuinely care for his well-being in spite of this, insisting that he get away before Roberto killed them both. Dieter in turn cared about her well-being, refusing to leave her side until Tenma arrived and asking if she was "Tenma's girlfriend." As such, they guarded the trail together to ensure that Roberto wouldn't be able to kill Tenma, based on their mutual desire to see him live. Ultimately, their resilience paid off, with Roberto giving up on trying to access the villa and fleeing the area, while Tenma arrived to treat Eva's injuries and leaving her in the care of the mob boss when he departed with Dieter. Later, Eva Heinemann took care of Dieter while Nina Fortner was with Dr. Reichwein and Rudy Gillen, and Kenzo Tenma was away in Ruhenheim. She expressed an interest in what Dieter was drawing while she smoked on a rainy afternoon, to which Dieter responded by telling her it was a picture of Kenzo Tenma and showing it to her, causing her to sadly remark that she had tried but failed to get Tenma exonerated from his crimes. Fortner and Reichwein looked on from outside, making sure that the two were doing well and not wanting to get them involved in the terrible events that were to come.
It can be concluded from their interactions near the end of the series that Eva and Dieter became friends as well.
At one point, Eva sought the services of Dr. Julius Reichwein is unknown; however, it likely had to do with his status as a notable and respected psychiatrist and his specialization in alcohol-related therapy. Since Eva Heinemann was an alcoholic at the time of Tenma's endeavors to find Johan, she was likely either ordered to or willingly went to see Dr. Reichwein. They were both in the midst of a therapy session at Reichwein's Munich clinic when they saw a news bulletin about Kenzo Tenma's arrest in Prague. Reichwein was shocked to find out that Eva Heinemann knew Tenma personally as well, apparently revealing that she hadn't informed him about that aspect of her past in their counseling sessions, and, thereafter, they embarked back to Düsseldorf by train, with Reichwein insisting that Heinemann report what she knows about Johan to the authorities to clear Tenma's name and prove his innocence. Eva Heinemann initially refused to do anything of the kind, satisfied with the situation and having eagerly awaited the moment of Tenma's capture due to her vengeful bitterness towards him, but it's clear that Reichwein's words ultimately helped persuade her to confess what she knew on Tenma's behalf, causing her to try to help deliver a testimony with the encouragement of Tenma's attorneys, Fritz Verdemann and "Alfred Baul", though the testimony is waylaid by separate circumstances.
At the end of the series and as confirmed in "Another Monster", Eva confers with Dr. Reichwein, who allows her to get beyond her alcohol addiction, and now lives a stable life as an interior decorator. Reichwein is greatly pleased with her new outlook towards life, and seems confident that she can live without being dependent on alcohol or encumbered by her emotional state; Eva, for her part, is grateful for Dr. Reichwein's therapy, speaking pleasantly to him and thanking him for all of his help.
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Chapter 2 of Another Monster is dedicated to her, since she is the one German who knows Dr. Tenma deeply.
Werner Weber is able to secure an interview with Eva. He meets her in a stylish cafe and she agrees to talk with him for a few minutes.
Weber asks her why she and Dr. Kenzo Tenma had their engagement cancelled and she says it was all for her father's ambitions. She also claims to have really loved Tenma and that Tenma wanted to marry her because "he needed her to make decisions for him." But in reality, though perhaps a portion of her affections were not feigned, her father needed a right-hand man and she wanted security. Dr. Tenma grew cold to her after she cancelled their engagement and left him at the lowest point in his life, even after Eva came pleading to Dr. Tenma to take her back again. He was gentle, kind, and forgiving, treating her with respect and tenderness but also with a realization of who she had proven to be - disingenuous, materialistic, ambitious, opportunistic, and not someone he could trust as a committed partner. Following this rejection, Eva proceeded to marry three times, becoming disenchanted with love and her circumstances, wallowing her grief in alcohol for who she has become and for forsaking the only man she seemed to have cared for. However, though her life is unhappy and unfulfilling, her divorce settlements provided for her with a lonely yet lavish lifestyle.
She confirms her being witness to the murder of Adolf Junkers and her knowledge of Johan Liebert's existence. She also says that she consented to his interview because she was guilty of not testifying on Dr. Tenma's innocence and for the lives lost during the height of Johan's activities. She is able to recall Dr. Tenma's favorite song, which happens to be Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together.' (somewhat of a surprising choice!) She says that Dr. Tenma longed to have a regular life and did not seek many friends probably because of his more solitary nature and due to the stressful life of a surgeon. He only opened up to Dr. Becker, one of his colleagues, who was not as good of a surgeon or as principled as him but one whom Dr. Tenma treated as an equal anyway.
She closes the interview by saying she wanted Tenma because he let her be independent. He was also a very accepting person who never turned anyone away, which explained why he was such a respected and praised person.
- "After all, people's lives aren't created equal."
- "Next time you come, bring a bottle of alcohol."
- "Until I stop this man's breathing... I can't be happy."
- The name Eva means "life" or "living one" in Hebrew.
- Eva's surname Heinemann means "a son of Heinrich" in German.
- Although Eva claims to love Kenzo Tenma, she sometimes treated him cruelly.
- Casa Brutus magazine had an issue featuring Naoki Urasawa's work and Eva ranked 2 in childishness and 4 in compassion.