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: Nami
Epithet : None
Age : 18
Birthday : July 3rd
Height : 169 cm (5' 6.5")
First Appearance : Manga Chapter #8, Anime Episode #1
Species : Human
Bounty : 16 000 000 Belly

She is the second member of the Straw Hat Pirates to appear in the (anime) series, but the third to align herself with the crew, and the fifth to actually join. Possibly one of the best (or even the best) navigators currently sailing the Grand Line, Nami is more-or-less in charge when the crew is sailing on the Merry Go (Going Merry in the Japanese manga and anime), somewhat fulfilling the roles of treasurer and quartermaster as well (mirroring real-life, where the quartermaster was more or less in charge on pirate ships and the captain being more of a strong fighter whom the crew could put their trust in).

Nami has a tattoo on her left shoulder which represents mikan and pinwheels (an homage to her past), where she used to have a tattoo for being the chief mapmaker for Arlong's Crew. Near the beginning of the series, Nami wore thick, low cut leather boots and a simple blouse. However, during the Arlong Park arc and thereafter, Nami is almost always seen wearing open-toed shoes and more revealing outfits. Her overall physique matured suddenly (though this is, most likely, a simple change in style of artwork).

According to the author (in response to a fan's question), Nami's dress size was 34-22-34. The author has also replied to a fan's question to saying that right now Nami's measurements are as follows: Height 169 B 95 W 55 H 85, though her breasts seem to grow and then "reset" throughout the arcs (this is much more obvious in the manga). He has also said that Nami resembles a cat.

NamiAlong with Nico Robin, Nami is one of the smartest of the Straw Hats and the third smartest character during the East Blue saga according to Oda, the first being Ben Beckman of the Red-Haired pirates and the 2nd being Captain Kuro. She is an excellent navigator and has the ability to recognize and analyze even the slightest changes in the weather, thus saving the ship and the crew from the very instable Grand Line weather on multiple occasions. She is also in charge of the money the crew has.

She respects Luffy's qualities as a leader, but often gets angry of his irrational thinking and short attention span. In such situations, she sometimes tends to get into violent outbreaks. This may also be caused by traits of other crewmembers such as Roronoa Zoro's sleeping.

Nami is greedy and will do anything, aside from endangering her friends, for money. She also often takes advantage of Sanji for his devotion to her and Usopp to maintain her weapons. Roronoa Zoro tries not to fall for her schemes, but ends up a victim like the rest, usually due to debt. Nami also tries to avoid fights this way and will try to hide in groups or send others before her. However, since the invention of her clima tact (A weapon that forms weather patterns), she is now seen fighting her own battles instead of becoming the 'easy target'.

NamiNami also has an obsession with fashion, as she is never seen wearing the same clothes. This was not present in the early chapters and started after the Captain Kuro arc. This is similar to Bulma, the female main character of Dragon Ball (Eiichiro Oda's favorite manga), who is never seen with the same hairstyle. When Nami goes shopping, she sometimes goes to exquisite boutiques and tries on stuff, just to leave stating that she is searching for something more casual.

Her two favorite things are money and mikan (mandarin oranges), often translated to tangerines (the English manga uses "tangerines"). Her dream is to draw a perfect map of the world, a task not yet accomplished by anyone due to the harsh nature of the oceans in Grand Line. The first map Nami plotted was the island Cocoyashi village is on.

It was during this time that she met Luffy during the situation with Buggy in Orange Town (as seen in the Buggy the Clown Arc) and temporaily joined up him with the reasoning that she will get most of the treasure that is found.

NamiAfter helping defeat Captain Kuro in Syrup Village (i.e: Captain Kuro arc), and reaching the Baratie restaurant with Luffy, Nami took off with the crew's loot and ship and headed for Arlong Park. Nami was only 7 million beli short of fulfilling her end of the deal, but Arlong shamelessly used Nezumi, a corrupt Marine captain, to steal all of the money, thus ensuring that Nami would forever be in his crew, without breaking his promise.

Later, Luffy arrives and after seeing a distraught Nami in the process of carving the Arlong tatoo off her arm and screaming Arlong's name in anger, he accepts her plea for help. Then along with Sanji, Zoro and Usopp he battles Arlong and his elites and defeats them all. Nami's village is freed, and she rejoins the crew as a permanent member. In her way out of the village, Nami wished to say goodbye to no one. She left the money back in Nojiko's house, and runs onto the Merry Go after stealing all of the villagers' wallets at the same time. This causes certain opinions for Nami to spring up, like Sanji cheering on Nami, Zoro saying that Nami might betray them again, Usopp saying that she hasn't changed, and Luffy laughing.

Nami and Chopper had re-united with Sanji, Zoro, and Sogeking in the tunnel underneath the Bridge of Hesitation, along with the sea train conductor Kokoro and her grand-daughter Chimney, but the tunnel was flooding with water and all of them were in danger of drowning.

Just when the entire group was doomed for a watery grave, Kokoro emerged as a gigantic mermaid-like creature. They landed on the escape ship Franky and Robin are on, which, as soon as she woke up, hugged Robin immediately afterwards. Currently, she and the rest of the crew are waiting on the escape ship for Luffy to finish his fight as they face off against over 200 Marine captains and lieutenants.

Nami is later seen lounging by a pool while eavesdropping on Luffy and Koby's conversation with a Den Den Mushi about military technology (such as putting seastone on the bottom of military ships). When she heard them laughing and catching up on old times, she stopped listening to the conversation to give them some privacy.

Recently, in Chapter 435, Nami received her first bounty: 16 Million Belly. Amusingly this puts her above Buggy the Clown, the villain introduced in the same arc as Nami, and on the same level as Captain Kuro, another cat themed character. Out of all the Straw Hats, she is the only one complaining the fact she got a bounty. It is found that the photographer told her he was a W7 reporter so she willingly posed.

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