“I wanna fight with my own two hands!”
Appears in: One Piece
WARNING: May contain spoilers from the One Piece series as recent as the date of this posting.
Who she is:
Nami is the navigator of the Straw Hat Pirates, and one of the main characters in One Piece. Besides guiding the ship, Nami manages the crew’s finances and keeps the other crewmembers from screwing around too much. While her original dream consisted of attaining wealth, her greatest desire is to chart the entire world.
Why I like her:
Nami is a vital part of the Straw Hats, both as a navigator and a person. While the ship’s captain decides their destination, it is her job to get them there safely. She has a fast temper that has served her in keeping the crew under control, as well as made her the butt of jokes. Her love of money has clouded her judgment many times through the series, but she has shown herself willing to sacrifice money to do what’s right.
As one of the weaker Straw Hats, she has to use her cunning to survive. In battle she takes full advantage of her deep understanding of weather patterns. While she is a proud coward and avoids fights whenever possible, when she takes action it’s worth it.
Due to her troubled past, she initially had trouble trusting the Straw Hats. Thanks to their friendship, she’s moved past it and is now a loyal crewmember. Nami has proven that she would die before betraying her friends, and she has stood up for them the same way they stand up for her.