Heron is a character from the Heron series of Spore. He has fire abilities and is fightable in Tide Pools. He is a level 20 explorer, the highest rank, and is quite hard to beat.
Heron used the Space Key to get to Earth from Tankleaadr, which appears in game once. Heron has a much higher agility rate than the highest level shrimpy explorer, making him much faster and harder to beat.