A Map of the World: A Tragic Past and a Broken Dream
Nami is an orphan of war from an unknown village, found by Bell-mère, a female Marine, on a hostile battlefield when she was still a baby. The marine adopted her and Nojiko, another orphan. The three became as close as a real family.
As a child, Nami developed a love for drawing maps and navigation, and the dream to draw a complete map of the world. However, Bell-mère's tangerine trees provided only meager means of support and they were unable to afford anything other than the bare necessities. As a result, Nami could not afford the navigation books, leading her to often steal them from the village bookshop. One day, Bell-mère scolded Nami when she got caught stealing; however, she applauded Nami's first drawing of the island as the first step of her dream to map the world and put faith into Nami that she really could do it.
In one year, in which the price of tangerines fell due to a large supply, Bell-mère had to eat only tangerines and gave most of the food to Nami and Nojiko, but did not let on how bad the situation was to Nojiko and Nami. One day, Nami was given one of Nojiko's dresses by Bell-mère (who simply turned the sunflower on it into a lion) and Nami was offended because she wanted her own clothes and not Nojiko's hand-me-downs. This ensued into an arguement between her and Nojiko. During the argument, Nami said she did not consider Nojiko a real sister, causing Bell-mère to slap her. Nami then ran off, saying that she wished she were adopted by rich people. Bell-mère was greatly touched, and she decided to spare some money and prepare Nami's favorite meal even though it would break her budget. She sent Nojiko to fetch Nami while she prepared the meal.
Just at this time, the infamous fishman pirate Arlong took over Conomi Islands, came upon Cocoyasi Village, and imposed a fee on every single adult and child in the village in order to 'live'. Since Bell-mère could not pay for her entire family's monthly fee for living, she was used as an example by Arlong to demonstrate to the townspeople what will happen to them if they ever go against him or fail to pay the fee. Bell-mère was then brutally murdered by Arlong in front of Nami and Nojiko.
Nami was then kidnapped and forced to become a cartographer for Arlong after he noticed the quality of her maps at such a young age. However, Arlong struck a deal with Nami: if she brought him File:Bsymbol.gif100,000,000, he would free her village. At Bell-mère's death, she told Nami and Nojiko to be strong and that "If you can survive, then happy times... lots of them... will come your way." This encouraged Nami to work hard to buy Cocoyashi from Arlong, believing that once she freed the village, she could pursue her dream and find happiness. At the beginning of the series, Nami had spent eight years making maps for Arlong and stealing treasure from pirates in order to buy back her village.
At one point while collecting treasure, Nami encountered who she considered her competitor, Carina, while trying to steal treasure from the treasure hunter, Mad Treasure. However, Treasure caught the two in the act. Carina used Nami as a decoy so she could escape, leaving Nami to be nearly killed. Nami took Treasure to her hidden treasure but it was stolen by Carina. However, Carina returned and lured the Treasure Pirates away, allowing both her and Nami to escape and preventing both of them from being killed. Template:Non-Canon
East Blue Saga
Orange Town Arc
During her time working for Arlong, she managed to steal a map of the Grand Line from Buggy and then lay adrift at sea with an empty treasure chest, which she used to trick some pirates and took their boat and their treasure instead. She was first shown (ignoring the shots from Episodes 1-3 that only appeared in the anime) running from three of Buggy's henchmen, when Monkey D. Luffy fell out of the sky.
Luffy emerged from the smoke unharmed, wondering what shot at him. Nami suddenly got an idea and called Luffy "boss", asking him to take care of the pirates. The pirates crowded around Luffy and one of them hit him on the head knocking off his straw hat. This made Luffy angry and he easily defeated all three. Nami, who was watching, was impressed by his abilities and introduced herself as a thief who specialized in robbing pirates.
Nami at first tried to form a partnership with Luffy but when she found out he was a pirate, she turned Luffy in to Buggy and pretended he was her former boss. She tied up Luffy and gave him to Buggy who locked him in a cage.
Later, Nami pretended to join Buggy's crew so she could steal his gold. This worked well until Buggy ordered her to kill Luffy to prove her loyalty to him. Nami's conscience got the best of her and she decided to save Luffy. Fortunately, Zoro showed up in time to save them both and fought with Buggy.
Zoro cut Buggy into pieces, marveling at how easily he was defeated. But when he turned around, he found that Buggy's hand had managed to detach itself, stabbing Zoro in his midsection. Buggy then revealed he ate the Bara Bara no Mi, a Devil Fruit giving him the power to detach his body parts, rendering him invulnerable to sharp objects such as swords. However, the three of them managed to escape by firing Buggy's cannon at Buggy and his crew.
Escaping into the empty town, the three met a dog, Chouchou, and the Mayor of Orange Town, Boodle, who explained the dog's situation of guarding his master's pet shop, despite knowing that his master was already dead. Their talk was interrupted by the arrival of Buggy's first mate, Mohji, and his pet lion, Richie. Nami and Boodle escaped (Zoro was recovering from his wound in the Mayor's house) but Luffy was still stuck in the cage that Buggy imprisoned him in when Nami turned him in.
Richie attacked Luffy, breaking the cage and sending Luffy flying through a house. Noticing the pet store, he then turned his attention toward it. Chouchou defended it to the best of his ability, but was no match for the lion. When Luffy came back into the area, he saw the pet shop burned to the ground and the dog heartbroken over it. Luffy then confronted Mohji and Richie and easily defeated both.
Nami, believing that Luffy destroyed the shop, attacked him saying that he is no different from the other pirates. However, she was stopped by Boodle. When Luffy gave the last box of dog food to Chouchou, she realized that Luffy actually fought for the dog’s sake.
Boodle, inspired by Luffy's courage, went to confront Buggy, but was almost choked to death. Luckily, Luffy, Zoro, and Nami arrived and saved him. Luffy then knocked him out to make sure he would not get in the way. Zoro fought with Cabaji, Buggy's second mate and swordsman, and despite his wounds, defeated him.
Nami showed no interest in the battle and sneaked off to steal Buggy's treasure and map the Grand Line. During the fight, Buggy revealed his acquaintance with Shanks and how he gained his powers. He then set after Nami when he spotted her taking his loot, but Luffy saved her. As Buggy separated his body parts again, preparing for another attack on Luffy, Nami stole some of them, tying the stolen body parts together.
Buggy was left with just his hands, feet and head, vulnerable for Luffy to send him flying. Nami gives Luffy the map of the Grand Line as she thanked him and agreed to partner up with him for the time being.
As the trio starts to relax however, the townspeople come back into the town, and seeing their mayor knocked out, demanded answers. Luffy replied that the three are pirates, and the townspeople chase them out of town, though the three managed to lose them thanks to Chouchou’s intervention.
Boodle woke up and set after them himself just as Luffy, Zoro, and Nami left the island on two small boats, thanking the three from the dock as they sailed off. To Nami's surprise however, Luffy had deliberately left one of her treasure bags behind to help the people of Orange Town rebuild their homes and she threatened Luffy and warned him to never do that again.
Syrup Village Arc
Duel with Captain Kuro
The Straw Hat Pirates arrived in Syrup Village, where they met Usopp. Usopp entertained notions of grandeur by commanding the Usopp Pirates (composed of Usopp and three loyal village boys). Once the children ran away in fear, the Straw Hats and Usopp shared a meal, although Usopp left early. Nami lectured Zoro and Luffy on not eating the fish bones, which caused the Usopp pirates to mistake the three for cannibals, to Nami's annoyance.
The boys, Ninjin, Piiman, and Tamanegi told them that Usopp's wealthy friend Kaya was bedridden, but was well-provided for by her two butlers, Merry and Klahadore. Luffy believed Kaya would be able to give them a boat, so they moved forward to visit her. The group was sent flying into the backyard (by Luffy) only to intrude on an argument between Usopp and Klahadore, who insulted Usopp's father, and forced the group away from the house. While Usopp and Luffy bonded, Nami, Zoro and the boys came across the backwards-walking hypnotist Jango.
After Usopp ran past them hysterically screaming that Klahadore was a pirate, they went in search of Luffy. Luffy confirmed that Klahadore was actually Captain Kuro, who planned on killing Kaya and getting all her money. Usopp returned but told the boys that it was just a lie, and they left disappointed at Usopp lying to hurt people but not to entertain.
The Straw Hats gained a great deal of respect for Usopp because he tricked the boys to protect their well being, and planned to take on an entire pirate crew and agreed to help him (so long as Nami got the treasure). Usopp planned to have an oil slick to stop the pirates, making it easy for him to snipe them. However the four were on the wrong side of the island. Nami fell into the oil slick but managed to switch spots with Zoro and ran off to fight, leaving Zoro behind. Luffy became lost on his dash, causing Usopp and Nami to initially fight the pirates alone.
Just before the two were killed, Zoro and Luffy arrived and fought Kuro's crew. Jango hypnotized the crew to increase their strength but accidentally hypnotized Luffy and forcing Jango to hypnotize Luffy to sleep again but not before Luffy ripped of the ship's figurehead, which he then dropped and knocked out the crew. Meanwhile Jango summoned the ship's guards, the Nyaban brothers, Buchi and Sham who fought against Zoro. Disarmed of all but one sword, Zoro fought an uphill battle against the team-work of Buichi and Sham which was difficult without all three swords and Zoro prevented Usopp from helping him by taking a hit from his Lead Star to keep him from getting dragged into the fight. Kuro then appeared, disgusted by how Black Cat pirates were getting beaten by children, and gave the Nyaban Brothers five minutes to finish off Zoro before he everyone.
Nami was able to kick Zoro's swords back to him, allowing him to defeat the Nyaban brothers effortlessly, but Buchi survived and was hypnotized by Jango to give him more strength. Nami went to wake Luffy up, but Jango tried to stop her with his chakram, but at the last second Nami stepped on Luffy's face, waking him up in time to stop the chakram with his rubber body.
Usopp decided that news of a real pirate attack might be too upsetting for the villagers and would affect their peace of mind since pirates did not normally come to an out of the way village. So he ordered everyone to keep it a secret, which Kaya and his crew agreed with. Kaya, was grateful to the Straw Hat Pirates, and gave them her ship, the Going Merry. Usopp was also grateful to them as well, and then had the confidence to disband his pirate crew and strike out on his own to be a real pirate. Usopp said goodbye to the Straw Hat crew, who became confused and told him to stop and get on their boat with them and that he was already part of their crew.
The Man in the Chest
The episode arc started when the group landed on a mysterious island inhabited by strange creatures. After passing the "test" of the forest, the Straw Hat Pirates (now made up of Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and Usopp) met Gaimon, a pirate stuck inside a treasure chest and had been marooned by his crew. The four became friends and Luffy agreed to help Gaimon get down the treasure he had been guarding on top of the rock. When Luffy refused to throw down the treasure chests, Gaimon realized that the chests on the rock were the same as the island’s other empty treasure chests. Seeing Gaimon’s disappointment, Luffy offered to take him off the island. Gaimon decided to remain on the island and protect the island’s rare animals he had befriended. With that, The Straw Hats bade Gaimon goodbye and continued on to their journey.
Betrayal at the Baratie
The crew met Johnny and Yosaku, Zoro's former bounty hunter companions. However, Yosaku was suffering from an ailment where old wounds would reopen and begin bleeding. Nami was able to dignose and cure him of scurvy. They realized they would need a good chef to survive the Grand Line. They set sail for the Baratie restaurant. Luffy began his job as a waiter to pay for the damage he had done to the Baratie. He tried to convince Sanji, one of the cooks, to join his crew. Nami, Zoro and Usopp paid him a visit while he worked off his debt. Seeing Nami for the first time, Sanji declared his love for her, to which he gave her fancy food and she manipulated him into giving it to her for free. Back on the Going Merry, Johnny and Yosaku dropped a pile of wanted posters; one of which Nami picked up and looked at intently, the poster of Arlong. While Johnny and Yosaku guarded the boat, she asked them to turn away while she changed her top, and then pushed them off Merry. She then took off alone with the Going Merry declaring that she was a thief who stole from pirates.
Arlong Park Arc
The Witch of Cocoyasi: Nami's True Intentions
Nami arrived at Arlong Park on Conomi Islands in the Merry. A boy confronted her, trying to fight Arlong for the death of his father. Nami slapped him however and gives some Belly to make him to go away. Zoro was brought to Arlong Park where he discovered Nami's allegiance to Arlong. After some banter, Arlong proudly stated that Nami was the type of person who would betray even her own family for the sake of riches, trying to test her allegiance. This visibly disturbed Nami. Zoro threw himself into the water to test Nami. Nami saved Zoro but beat him to reassure Arlong. While in prison, Nami cut Zoro's bonds to help him escape.
Arlong headed to Cocoyasi Village, where he confronted Genzo, the village sheriff, for simply owning a weapon. Nojiko, Nami's sister, told Usopp about the monthly fee the villagers had to pay Arlong in order to survive. Just as Arlong was about to kill Genzo, Usopp saved him, and ran as some of the fishmen came after him while the others dragged Arlong off before he went berserk. Nami arrived sometime later, but the villagers treated her coldly and left save for Nojiko and Genzo. Nami revealed to Nojiko that she enjoyed being part of the Straw Hat crew, even for a short time. The three later visited the grave site of Nami's adoptive mother, Bell-mère, where Nami revealed that she was almost finished paying Arlong's fee to buy back Cocoyasi.
The fishmen captured Usopp and threatened to kill him. Usopp asked Nami for help, causing the fishmen to become suspicious of Nami once more. He then used a Smoke Star to try to escape. Nami intercepted him and announced that she would kill Usopp herself. Nami appeared to stab Usopp from Arlong's point of view but had actually stabbed her own hand and kicked Usopp into the ocean. She then told Arlong that she had killed him and was indeed one of them. Unseen in the distance, Johnny looked on in horror. He ran to warn others of Nami's treachery.
At the same time, Luffy, Sanji, and Yosaku finally arrived and Johnny found them and told the group what he thought had happened to Usopp. Nami soon met them and reminded Luffy that she just partnered up with him for the treasure. She then told the group to take their ship back and get off the island but Luffy refused, causing Nami to angrily walk away. Usopp came across Luffy and the others and told them what really happened. Nojiko found the four and agreed to tell them the true reason behind Nami's motives. Though Luffy and Zoro did not heard it, Sanji and Usopp (as well as an eavesdropping Johnny and Yosaku) listened to the story of Nami's past.
A group of Marines, led by a captain named Nezumi landed on the island and was revealed to have been bribed by Arlong for a long time to ignore his actions on Conomi Islands. Nezumi had Genzo take him to Nami's home, where he accused Nami of hiding stolen money. Nami tried to stop them, but the Marines found the treasure Nami had been collecting since being kidnapped by Arlong, File:Bsymbol.gif93,000,000 and only File:Bsymbol.gif7,000,000 short of her deal to buy Cocoyasi back. Genzo revealed to the Marines that the money was for the repurchase of the town, and admits to a startled Nami that he and the town always knew what she was doing after she "joined" Arlong. The Marines took the money by force and left.
Nami ran back to Arlong and accused him of sending the Marines to look for her money. Arlong denied it and threatened Nami, claiming he never broke their deal and told her that if she wanted her village back, she would just need to start again from scratch. Back in the village, Genzo rallied the villagers to attack Arlong for going back on the deal he and Nami brokered. Afraid of more people from the village dying, Nami tried to stop them from attacking Arlong but failed to stop them. Feeling hopeless, Nami collapsed to the ground and repeatedly stabbed herself in the arm where Arlong's tattoo was until Luffy stopped her. Nami tearfully asked for Luffy's help. He gave her his straw hat and agreed to help her. With that, Luffy, Zoro, Usopp, and Sanji went to Arlong Park.
Along with Sanji, Zoro and Usopp, Luffy battled Arlong and his elites and defeated them all. In the process, Luffy found Nami's map room in Arlong Park and recognized that it was the room that Nami did not want to be in and threw out the maps. After defeating Arlong, Luffy rose from the collapsed building and shouted at the top of his voice that Nami was his friend. Nami tearfully nodded. Marines led by Nezumi tried to interfere, but were defeated by Zoro.
Nami's village was freed, and she rejoined the crew as a permanent member. Following the village-wide celebration of their liberation from Arlong's control, Nami had Dr. Nako remove her Arlong Pirates tattoo, but he was unable to get rid of it entirely. Because of this, and the fact Nami had already maimed her arm quite badly, she was left with a noticeable scar. Nami decided she would get a new tattoo to cover the scar, and had Dr. Nako engrave one with the design of a pinwheel with a tangerine on it, after her guardians Bell-mère and Genzo.
On the night before she left Cocoyasi, Nami paid one last visit to her old house, and imagined she was speaking to Bell-mère in person, voicing her regrets to be leaving her home for a long time, as it meant a lot to her, as well as the memories of her foster mother it held. However, as she left the house, she felt a strong push from a hand shove her out the door, and realized Bell-mère's spirit had really been there listening to her, and was encouraging her to begin her journey with the Straw Hat Pirates. Finally at peace with the past, Nami smiled and prepared to disembark.
On her way out of the village, Nami wished to say goodbye to no one. She left the entire treasure taken from Nezumi in Nojiko's house for the village, and ran onto the Going Merry after stealing all of the villagers' wallets. This caused certain opinions for Nami to spring up, like Sanji cheering for her, Zoro saying that Nami might betray them again and Usopp saying that she had not changed, and Luffy laughing.
The crew arrived at the last large town before the entrance to the Grand Line, Loguetown, the place where Gold Roger was both born and executed. They stocked up on supplies. Soon, Luffy went to see the platform where Gold Roger was executed and was attacked by Buggy and Alvida. The Marines discovered them. Miraculously saved from death by an unnatural green gust and a lightning bolt to Buggy, the Straw Hats rushed out of Loguetown. Nami and Usopp arrived at the ship and found that Mohji, Buggy's crewmate was planning to burn their ship. They easily defeated him but some Marines arrived shortly after. Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji arrived and got aboard.
Reverse Mountain Arc
Traversing Reverse Mountain and Meeting Laboon
The Straws Hats arrived at Reverse Mountain through the storm after fleeing Loguetown. They were nearly blown off course and into the Calm Belt but eventually reached the entrance of Reverse Mountain and managed to climb it's uphill rapids because of Nami's navigation, despite some tricky close calls. As they came down, they heard a noise and noticed that something was blocking their path. They identified the blockage as a huge whale that was threatening to crush the Going Merry. Luffy managed to keep the ship from crashing into it, but seeing the bow broken off enraged Luffy and he attacked the whale. The whale swallowed the Going Merry and her crew, except for Luffy who managed to escape onto the whale's back.
Inside, the remaining Straw Hats suddenly found themselves in what looked like an outside setting with a house in the middle of the water where they met an old man named Crocus, who revealed that the strange setting was in fact the whale's stomach. They later reunited with Luffy and two people inside known only as Mr. 9 and Miss Wednesday, who apparently were plotting to kill the whale. Crocus reveals that the whale's name was Laboon and that he was trying to ram into the mountain. Crocus begins to explain to the Straw Hats why the whale was covered with scars and continually rammed the mountain.
Crocus explained to the Straw Hats about how a regular compass would not work past Reverse Mountain and that they needed a Log Pose if they were to travel the Grand Line. Crocus explained how the Log Pose worked and mentioned the final destination of the Grand Line, Raftel, where One Piece could be as the only person to reach there was Gold Roger. Luffy revealed a Log Pose he found after they dumped Mr. 9 and Miss Wednesday but it was broken so Crocus loaned them his. The Mr. 9 pair spies on the group from afar until they were knocked into the ocean by the Unluckies for failing their mission to kill Laboon. They reacquainted themselves with the Straw Hats again and begged them to take the two to their hometown, Whiskey Peak, to which Luffy agreed. With that they bade Crocus and Laboon farewell and set off.
Whiskey Peak Arc
When the crew arrived at Whiskey Peak, she managed to out drink at least 15 other people in the party. After pretending to pass out, she woke up and, while Zoro fought the bounty hunters, tried to find the treasure the bounty hunters had stolen from other pirates but was unsuccessful Later, once Vivi's identity as princess of Alabasta was revealed, Igaram begged Zoro to protect the princess and take her to Alabasta in return for a great prize. Nami offered to do it for File:Bsymbol.gif1,000,000,000 and Igaram was forced to agree. Igaram then explained Baroque Works to Nami while Zoro went to protect the princess.
When Luffy started a fight with Zoro due to a misunderstanding, she broke up the fight. Vivi then further explained Baroque Works to Nami, Luffy and Zoro and unwittingly revealed that Mr. 0 was, in fact, the Shichibukai Crocodile. This was witnessed by Mr. 13 and Miss Friday which made the Straw Hats targets for Baroque Works since nobody was allowed to know the true identity of the head of Baroque Works.
Igaram dressed up like Vivi and left the island intending to act as a decoy but his ploy failed and his ship was destroyed by Miss All Sunday. She confronted the Straw Hats on their ship and gave them an Eternal Pose to the Island of Nothing, an island near Alabasta where no Baroque Works Agents would find them. Luffy then destroyed it, stating that she wasn't deciding the course they were taking. Ms. All Sunday stated that she has no problem with a great spirit like Luffy's and quickly left the Going Merry on her turtle, shortly after the Straw Hats left Whiskey Peak.
Little Garden Arc
With a newly acquired Princess Vivi on board, the Straw Hats soon find themselves on the prehistoric island Little Garden. While Usopp and Nami feel uncomfortable leaving the ship, Vivi and Luffy decide to go explore the island. Meanwhile, Nami and Usopp are terrified when Brogy, another giant, shows up and decapitates a Tyrannosaurus Rex. After a failed attempt at playing dead, he decides to bring them home with him, much to their alarm. (They believe the food he offers them is only to fatten themselves up.)
Back at Dorry's campsite, Dorry explains that Brogy and he are forever destined to continue their 100 year long war, which was started over a reason Dorry had long forgotten (it is later revealed that a quarrel about their hunting competition which resulted in their exile from Elbaf). Nami states that such a battle is pointless while Usopp disagrees and speaks of honor and then wishes to visit Elbaf and be a man like them. When Dorry and Brogy are just about to continue their bout, Dorry suffers from an internal explosion from his intake of the Straw Hats' wine, and Nami takes this opportunity to leave.
When Brogy and Dorry left to battle, Nami and Usopp agreed it would be a good time to return to their boat to figure out how to escape the island as waiting a year for the log pose to reset would take too long. On their journey back, they began to run from local wildlife. Usopp was terrified and began to run ahead of Nami. Meanwhile, Nami spotted Luffy and ran towards him for help. However, she realized it was an immobile statue as she moved closer. Zoro also fell for Mr. 3's wax sculptures and was captured along with Nami.
Meanwhile, the Mr. 5 team personally captured Vivi. Mr. 3 and Miss Goldenweek imprison Nami, Vivi, and Zoro in a trap which slowly turns them into wax sculptures. A battle breaks out where Luffy, Usopp, and Carue have to battle both the Mr. 3 and Mr. 5 teams to save their friends. When Usopp's plan succeeded in setting Nami free from her wax prison, her shirt is burned off, leaving her in just her bra and skirt (much to Sanji's enjoyment when he arrived shortly afterwards) who joined Vivi in knocking out Miss Valentine. The crew soon met with Sanji (who lent Nami his jacket to temporarily replace her shirt) who revealed he had obtained a Log Pose for Alabasta from the Unluckies. They disembarked on their journey.
It was later revealed by Dr. Kureha, that while Nami's navel was exposed, a prehistoric insect bit her, resulting in Nami catching a deadly disease.
Drum Island Arc
The crew agree to focus on looking for a doctor to help Nami as the fastest way to reach Alabasta. Nami overexerted herself and steered the crew clear of a giant cyclone. Vivi took note of Nami's ability to feel the weather. While looking for a doctor, the crew meets the pirate Wapol, who attacks them, but only makes Luffy send him flying.
They arrive at last to Drum Island, only to find out they are not welcome as they are attacked by the locals. The Straw Hat crew manages to gain the trust of the people and are taken to a nearby village to see a doctor, except for Zoro and Carue, who guard the ship. Luffy and Sanji must take Nami to the island's sole doctor who lives on a mountain top.
While they climb the mountain, they are attacked by a heard of Lapahns. Sanji defends them and orders Luffy to not attack so as to protect Nami. An avalanche occurred and injures Sanji. Luffy is left with the responsibility of carrying both Nami and Sanji to the doctor, and so begins his ascent. The Lapahn help Luffy escape from Wapol, giving him enough time to climb to the castle where doctor Kureha lives.
The recovering Nami meets a strange creature. After learning about him, Nami asks Chopper to join the crew, but he is not interested. Kureha tells Nami some of what was Chopper's background. After realizing the abilities that Chopper has, Luffy is eager to make him join the crew. Doctorine continues to tell how Chopper lived his life and how the quack doctor Hiluluk took care of him. More of Chopper's past is revealed, including the fate of doctor Hiluluk and Wapol's cruelties as the king. Wapol is determined to bring down Hiluluk's flag, and to do that, he engages Sanji, Luffy and Chopper in a fight. After finally been convinced to join the team, Chopper announces his intentions to Dr. Kureha, who does not take it too well; but after escaping from the castle, she has decided to give the whole Straw Hat crew a farewell gift.
The crew saw a Sea Cat as they neared Alabasta. Starving for food, they try to capture it, but Vivi stops them since it was considered a sacred animal. As they pass through some steam from an underwater volcano, Luffy and Usopp caught an okama while fishing. As they waited for his crew to catch up, he entertains them with his Devil Fruit ability to copy other people's appearances (Mane Mane no Mi), one of which was Vivi's father. When the man's crew caught up, he was revealed to be Mr. 2 Bon Kurei of Baroque Works. Knowing his abilities, they made an 'X' mark on their right arms and covered them with bandages to know when he was posing as one of them.
The crew landed in Nanohana where they encounter Smoker and Tashigi . A powerful pirate named Portgas D. Ace appears, and is revealed to be Luffy's older brother. Ace fights Smoker while the Straw Hats run for their ship. Ace catches up to them and gave Luffy a Vivre Card before departing. They docked their ship near the once 'green city' of Erumalu where they see the extent of the country's suffering as Vivi explained how Baroque Works was using Dance Powder to cause it. After tackling some of the dangers in the desert, they reach Yuba where they meet Toto, a friend of the royal family. They find out that the Rebel Army has moved out of Yuba and headed to Katorea, and the rebel leader Kohza, Toto's son and Vivi's childhood friend, is determined to attack.
The crew travels to the city of Rainbase to take down Crocodile and Baroque Works, but run afoul of Smoker and Tashigi. Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Smoker are trapped by Crocodile. Chopper distracts Crocodile while Sanji frees the rest of the crew. After escaping from Rain Dinners, Usopp and the crew together with Vivi crossed the desert to Alubarna, where the final battle will take place. Crocodile, however, manages to catch Luffy, beginning the first round of their battle. The crew, excluding Luffy, proceeded to the Alubarna. As they reach the destination, they split up to distract the Baroque Works agents to engage their battle separately. Nami is chased down by Mr. 1 and Miss Doublefinger, as Mr. 1 states to always the start with the weaklings first. Nami is cornered and tries to face them, but flusters and tries to flee again. Mr. 1 moves in for the kill but she is saved by Zoro who fights him off, leaving Nami alone with Miss Doublefinger..
Nami flees to try and hide while trying to figure out her new weapon, the Clima-Tact. We are shown a flashback of her asking Usopp to build her something so she can help fight. That she wants to protect Vivi and not be weak. Nami is then suddenly impaled through the back of her shoulder by a spike jutting through the wall. Miss Doublefinger breaks apart the wall behind her, with her Devil Fruit abilities. She calls Nami a useless girl, and then explains she can grow spikes anywhere on her body. Nami takes out her weapon Usopp made and attempts to call upon a storm, but instead it does a party trick. Miss Doublefinger remains puzzled, wondering what she is doing. Nami attempts again, but has a bouquet of flowers pop out, leaving Miss Doublefinger even more confused and embarrassed for her.
Miss Doublefinger begins to attack, as Nami barely is able to dodge her attacks and rolls away, feeling frightened. She tells Nami that running away from her isn't helping, and nobody is coming to save her. That it would be easier for her to be calm and accept her death. Nami tries to use her Clima-Tact, but it spits out a boxing glove on a spring that Miss Doublefinger slaps aside. She then slices up Nami's cheek, and begins to chase her down rolling into a large ball of spikes. Nami gets knocked through a glass window, but with quick thinking she wraps her robe over her enemy and hurls her away, as Miss Doublefinger is mildly impressed by her desperate tactics.
Nami looks over the instruction manual and finds the fighting combinations are written on the back, to her anger. Nami climbs out of hiding, confronting her enemy now confident she is able to fight. She tears her dress allowing herself to move better, preparing to fight. She begins blowing bubbles, of warm, cool, and static, doing nothing but mildly amuse her enemy. Growing bored, Miss Doublefinger finishes her cigarette and charges her, growing spikes on her heels. She catches up with Nami and shoves a spike through her back leg. She tells Nami she doesn't feel like playing with her anymore, turned her bottom heel into spikes that she tries to impale her. Nami then is able to use her Clima-Tact and blow her away, a certain distance.
She reads over her manual, beginning to understand further how to use her weapon and the combinations of using hot and cool pressure. Miss Doublefinger becomes angered at her not paying attention to their battle and charges her, shoving her spike fingers through her chest and face. What would be a killing blow, turned out to be merely a mirage Nami had tricked her with. Miss Doublefinger attacks again, with her arms and breasts turning into great spikes to pin her arms to the wall. She sardonically compliments Nami on her weapon, but states it doesn't have much attack power behind it. Her lips morph into a spike that jut from her face that Nami is able to avoid being stabbed with.
She continues to tease Nami further, keeping a part of her staff away. She tells her that this toy is weak, and its electricity is more harmless than the static on a coat. Nami steals it back and tries to use all three pieces together, but is only further frustrated at it making little water fountains. Miss Doublefinger transforms her hair into a great ball of sharp urchin spikes, and charges her. Nami is able to roll out of her path and is further frightened at the damage of her breaking a clean hole through a building. Miss Doublefinger tells Nami she was only showing off in response to her 'show', as she uses her Devil Fruit powers to inject her arms and make them bigger and stronger.
Before Nami is able to finish mixing her bubbles together, Miss Doublefinger attacks with more power, shattering a stone pillar and further causing injury to her legs. She successfully creates a small cloud, but Miss Doublefinger ignores it and continues her assault. Nami throws more hot and cool bubbles, deliberately missing her opponent to feed the cloud. Nami is slammed back, but before Miss Doublefinger can land a killing blow her thundercloud strikes her with lightning.Still standing and enraged, she tries to skewer Nami but is tricked once again by a mirage of her.
Nami prepares to use her next move but before she is ready, Miss Doublefinger charges her as Nami is forced to push her back with her foot causing it to be impaled. Nami overcomes her pain thinking of how much Vivi has suffered, that her wound cannot compare to. She unleashes her special move, as at first two small toy pigeons pop out seemingly another harmless move. But then, they begin to wrap around her and spin, propelling Miss Doublefinger at a high velocity making her crash through the walls of a building. Upon approaching her enemies now still body, Nami wins her first major victory in the series to this point.
Later, the Straw Hats hurried to locate the bomb before it goes off. Vivi figured out where the bomb was, and had Usopp call the Straw Hats together with a flare. She found it inside of the clock tower, but Mr. 7 and Miss Father's Day of Baroque Works were there. Vivi defeats them but realizes the bomb cannot be stopped so easily; Crocodile had made it a time bomb as a fail safe. Right before it blows up, however, Pell shows up and uses his Devil Fruit power to take it into the atmosphere, where he sacrifices himself to save Alubarna. The Rebel and Royal armies continued to fight even after the bomb went off. It wasn't until it rained and Crocodile was revealed to be one behind the drought that they stopped. Tashigi and Smoker both were rewarded for taking on Crocodile, but neither one of them believed it was right since the Straw Hat pirates did all the work. Luffy rescued Nico Robin and Cobra from the collapsing tomb where he fought and defeated Crocodile. He was then brought to the palace to rest. When he awakened, a banquet is thrown for the pirates. They were then invited to enjoy the hotspring steam-room inside the palace.(reference needed)
Later that night, Mr. 2 Bon Kurei contacted them, telling them he prevented their ship from being taken by the Marines. During the journey back to their ship, Nami admitted to the others that she willingly gave up on the File:Bsymbol.gif1 billion that she previously demanded from Igaram to deliver Vivi to Alabasta for Vivi's sake. The next day, the day of her speech, Vivi was to make a decision on whether or not she will stay on the crew. Meanwhile, Bon Kurei and his crew helped the Straw Hats escape from Hina so they could get to Vivi, who declined joining them for the sake of her country. Regardless, they all showed their 'X' mark to signify that they will still consider her as one of them. After escaping from the Marines, Nico Robin (Ms. All Sunday) appears from inside of the Straw Hat's ship. She manages to persuade the crew to let her join since she had nowhere else to go. She bribes Nami with some of Crocodile's gems to get on her good side.
Sky Island Saga
Rumble in Jaya
Nami's Log Pose began to point to the sky, after that, a big ship fell from sky where the crew found a map in of an island named "Skypiea" on a two hundred year-old ship. They competed with Masira's salvage crew while they searched for more clues on how to get there. The Straw Hats decided to go to Jaya island to look for information on Skypiea. Jaya's main town was full of famous pirates that were constantly brawling with each other. Luffy and Zoro had a run-in with a pirate known as "Bellamy the Hyena", who ridiculed their dreams and beat them up (or rather, Luffy allowed him to). Afterwards, Luffy, Zoro and Nami met the man who was later revealed to be Blackbeard, who took the opposite position to Bellamy in terms of dreams.
They left Mock Town, and got into a fight with Masira's brother, Shoujou. After escaping from him, the Straw Hats met with Montblanc Cricket on another part of Jaya. Cricket was a descendant of Montblanc Noland, an infamous "liar" who told of a gold city on Jaya, and Cricket was an outcast looking for artifacts of the gold city and may have known how to get to Skypiea. Cricket explained how the Straw Hats can ride a dangerous vertical current called the Knock Up Stream to get to Skypiea. However, they first had to catch a South Bird to point them toward the point where the stream will erupt from the ocean. While the Straw Hats were looking for a South Bird, Bellamy and his crew attacked Cricket's house, and stole the gold artifacts he had collected over the years from his salvage work. When the Straw Hats returned and saw what happened, Luffy decided to take a side trip back to Mock Town, where he effortlessly defeated Bellamy and took back the gold. The Going Merry was refitted by Masira and Shoujou to be more flight capable, and the Straw Hats caught a ride on the Knock Up Stream for Skypiea just before Blackbeard, who wanted to capture Luffy, caught up with them.
Adventure in a Sky Island
After they arrived in the White Sea, the Straw Hats came across the Gate of Heaven. They were recommended by an old woman named Amazon to pay a 1,000,000,000 extol fee per person, but even though they had not paid, she let them pass. As they were carried by a sky shrimp to the White-White Sea, they landed at a place that was surrounded by clouds. They then met and befriended Conis, a Skypiean. As their conversation continued about the waver they had found, the White Berets, Skypiea's law enforcement interrupted them and labeled them as criminals for illegal entry.
As Zoro, Nami, Chopper, and Robin climbed aboard the ship, a giant shrimp suddenly carried them off to the Sacrificial Altar in Upper Yard. Nami, Zoro and Robin explored the land and discovered it to be a part of Jaya. As they went back to the ship, they saw Gan Fall being treated by Chopper, who was injured in his battle against the priest, Shura. They spent a night on Upper Yard to prepare for their trek to "the skull's right eye" where the City of Gold was located. The next morning, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji remained on the ship with Gan Fall, while the other Straw Hats went to the City of Gold. Gan Fall explained to the three how an impact dial works. Enel, a powerful Devil Fruit user who claimed to be God, suddenly appeared and had a short conversation with Gan Fall.
After the conversation, Enel defeated Sanji and Usopp. He vanished leaving Satori's brothers, Hotori and Kotori. Nami defeated Hotori while Kotori was defeated by Gan Fall. Pagaya and Conis arrived with a Shandia child named Aisa. Aisa tried to escape by jumping into the sea, and she was rescued by Nami shortly thereafter. As Nami and Aisa talked to each other, they were chased by the giant snake, Nola and ran to the middle forest. As they continued to proceed, they were swallowed by the snake together with Gan Fall and his bird Pierre. Inside, they met up with Luffy, who had thought he was in a cave the whole time. Nami then smacked Luffy when she and the others realize that his hitting Nola's insides was the reason Nola was acting so violent. As the snake fell, Nami and Gan Fall managed to escape. Nami used her waver and landed safely. The six left from Enel's Survival Game were Nami, Zoro, Robin, Gan Fall, Wiper, and Enel himself.
After everyone but Nami and Enel were wiped out due to fighting against Enel, Nami proclaimed that she would join Enel on his journey to the Fairy Vearth. Enel led Nami to his flying Ark Maxim. After they they got on, Nami asked about the Mantra ability, and Enel said that only he could use it to detect a specific person due to his Goro Goro no Mi abilities. A few minutes later, Luffy arrived to fight Enel. He put up a good fight, taking Enel by surprise with his immunity to lightning. However, he was defeated and kicked off the ship with a golden ball welded onto his arm. Shortly after, Nami rejected Enel's leadership and protection thus provoking him to attack her. Nami used her Clima-Tact to redirect Enel's lightning, but was powerless against his stronger attacks. Right then, Usopp arrived to save her, and then Sanji arrived to save them both. Nami and Usopp escaped with the waver, and later came back for Sanji.
Nami then took Luffy on her waver to go up Giant Jack. They sent a message to the rest of the crew to cut down Giant Jack. Using the angle of the falling beanstalk, Luffy and Nami attempted to reach the Maxim. Enel attempted to sink Upper Yard to stop them, but Luffy managed to get up to Enel and eventually finished him off. Later they celebrated the ending of the four hundred year war. The crew was awakened by Luffy to steal the gold. A group of Skypieans came to give them the giant gold post from the golden bell as a reward, but the crew mistook it as a giant cannon. They ran to their ship and managed to return to the Blue Sea with the help of Pagaya and Conis.
Water 7 Saga
Long Ring Long Land Arc
Nami participated in the first Davy back fight event, the Donut Race, along with Usopp and Nico Robin against Porche, Capote, and Monda. During the race she demonstrated her astute navigation skills by easily guiding the raft through a coral reef (in spite of Foxy's interference) by using the eddies to carry their raft through. She also easily saw through all of Foxy's attempts to stall them such as a fake detour sign, a fake emergency victim and a fake finish line. Near the finish line her team was on the verge of victory, only to be slowed down by Foxy's Noro Noro no Mi power long enough to give him the victory. As a result Chopper was taken by the Foxy Pirates, in part to weaken the Straw Hat Pirate's Groggy Ring team (since team members cannot be replaced once teams are set) and also because of his cuteness.
In the next event, Groggy Ring, she helped Sanji and Zoro win by stealing the flagrantly biased referee's red card to prevent Sanji's disqualification and then tricking him into blowing the finishing whistle once Sanji and Zoro scored to seal their victory. As a result, Chopper was reclaimed.
After the Davy Back Fight, the Straw Hats are confronted by Aokiji, one of the three Admirals. Aokiji casually hit on her, asking if she was available which sparks the jealousy of Sanji. Aokiji revealed to the crew a little of Nico Robin's dark past, emphasizing that every organization she joined had been been wiped out, leaving her as the only survivor. Nami, with the rest of the crew tried their best to protect Robin but she was effortlessly knocked aside by the Admiral. She helped thaw out Robin after they escaped.
Water 7 Arc
A Breaking Ship, a Breaking Crew
After the Going Merry narrowly escaped being hit by a "sea train" the crew met an old woman, Kokoro, and her granddaughter, Chimney. Kokoro gave Luffy a poorly drawn map of Water 7. Luffy, Nami, and Usopp bought boats driven by sea monsters called Yagara Bulls. Luffy, Nami, and Usopp got strange greetings from the residents as they experienced the roller coaster-like channels of Water 7. They found out that some pirates had been beaten at the hands of some powerful craftsmen, the Galley-La Company. Luffy had their gold exchanged for cash.
They later met a man who resembles Usopp, Galley-La's carpenter employment foreman, Kaku. After Kaku went to examine their ship, they met Iceburg, the mayor of Water 7 and president of the Galley-La Company and his secretary Kalifa. While they talked, two of the suitcases of money were stolen by the Franky Family, a group of bounty hunters and ship dismantlers. They then met Paulie, one of the foremen who got their suitcase back while running from debt collectors. Kalifa showed Luffy, Nami, and Usopp around Dock No.1 and told them how Iceburg founded the Galley-La Company. Kaku returned from the Going Merry and told them that their keel was irreparably damaged. Luffy refused to believe that Galley-La could not repair the Going Merry and argued with them. The two soon realize that Usopp was missing and the two briefcases that were returned to them were empty.
Nami decided to head to Franky House and found Usopp lying on the ground after being mugged by the Franky Family. As she headed back to the ship for help, Usopp went to the Franky House himself. Once they were back on the ship, Luffy had to finally tell Usopp that the Going Merry could no longer be repaired and that they chose to get a new ship without him. Usopp believed that Luffy had abandoned the dignity of their ship and said that he was leaving the crew. That night, he challenged Luffy to a duel. Usopp fought Luffy in order to decide who would keep the Going Merry; he fought hard, even using an Impact Dial for the first time. However, due to his opponent being Luffy, he lost and the Straw Hats got a hotel room, leaving Usopp on the Merry.
Nami found the crew on the roof with urgent news; Iceburg had been shot. As the Galley-La Company frantically searched for answers, Nami and Luffy decided to check on his condition - only to be met by closed gates. Franky appeared then to exact his revenge on the Straw Hats for destroying the Franky House and defeating the Franky Family. The Galley-La Company ran outside and stopped Franky and Luffy and told them that they suspected the Straw Hats of the crime because Robin was one of the people who shot Iceburg. They then fought Luffy while some bystanders held Nami. Their fight was then interrupted by Franky when he used his Coup de Vent, allowing them to escape. Chopper reunited with the others without Sanji and they discussed what happened. Luffy decided that, in order to know the full truth, they had to catch Robin.
The Straw Hats (still missing Sanji) rushed to the Galley-La building where Robin and CP9 began a raid. The Straw Hats and Paulie broke into the room where they found Iceburg, Robin and CP9. Luffy and the others begged that Robin to come back to the crew. She refused and told them that she could not accomplish her "wish" if she were to stay with them. Robin turned to leave while CP9 fought the Straw Hats. Robin successfully escaped and Rob Lucci showed those remaining his Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard ability. He quickly defeated the crew, throwing Luffy and Zoro off the island, and CP9 tied up Paulie and Iceburg, leaving them alone as the building slowly burned down around them. Luckily, Nami was able to untie them and they escaped from the building
Iceburg made it clear to Nami that Robin wanted to recover the blueprints for CP9 and turn herself in so they wouldn't initiate a Buster Call against the Straw Hats. Nami rushed to tell Chopper so they could go looking for the rest of the crew. Paulie helped clear the name of the Straw Hats but did not tell the mob of Galley-La workers about Lucci, Kaku and Kalifa. He got the mob to follow Chopper so they could search for the rest of the crew.
Nami went her own way so she can rush to the Sea Train. As Nami neared the station, Sanji, ahead of her, approached the train just before it left. Nami and the conductors were rescued by Paulie when the Aqua Laguna flooded the main station. A man handed Nami a letter he found from Sanji. It informed her that Usopp, Franky, and Sanji were on board the train that had just departed. Nami spoke with Kokoro and spotted Luffy, stuck between two buildings in the back streets where the Aqua Laguna was going to hit first. Nami finally reached Luffy and told him that he needed to hurry before Robin reached Enies Lobby. Luffy pushed apart the buildings he was stuck between and Paulie grabbed them all so they could escape the Aqua Laguna's massive wave.
Seeing how determined Luffy was to save Robin, Kokoro and Iceburg loaned the Straw Hat crew the use of another sea train, Rocket Man. The Franky Family showed up, pleading with Luffy to let them join them because they wanted to rescue Franky. Luffy accepted, and the Rocket Man finally made it out to sea, with the Franky Family close behind on Sodom and Gomorrah. It was revealed then that the remaining foremen of the Galley-La company stowed away to take revenge for Iceburg. With a common goal, the Straw Hats, Franky Family, and Galley-La Company formed an alliance.
With a small effort from Luffy and Zoro, they passed through Aqua Laguna unscathed and the passengers rejoiced. Sanji contacted the rest of the crew and filled them in on his current situation. Back in the Rocket Man, Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and Chopper changed their outfits and Nami showed off the weapon Usopp upgraded for her while he was still with them. Those on the Rocket Man encountered some discarded cars from the Puffing Tom and Zoro sliced them in hal so they could pass. Zoro clashed with "Ship Cutter" T-Bone. The fight was short and Zoro joined the crew again in the Rocket Man.
Yokuzuna the frog jumped onto the front of the train, knocking them from the rails. After Kokoro spoke with him, he joined the group. Luffy and the others finally caught up to Sanji, Usopp, and the rest of the Franky Family as they neared Enies Lobby. Paulie sat down with the group and talked about their plan. Predictably, Luffy did not bother to follow the plan, and slung himself beyond the gates before the train stopped.
Enies Lobby Arc
Rescuing a Crewmate from Enies Lobby
When they landed on Enies Lobby, Nami tried her new weapon, the Perfect Clima-Tact, on a group of marines, making a very large thunder cloud that also injured her allies. Together with the Straw Hats, they rode Sodom but got knocked off by a mortar shell and later transferred to Gommorah. When they reached the courthouse, they found that they were been blocked by a group of marines and judge Baskerville. The Franky Family handled Baskerville and together they proceeded up the courthouse. As they waited for the Franky Family to activate the bridge, they lined up on the roof trying to convince Robin to accept their help. Robin finally agreed and said that she wanted to live when Luffy had Sogeking burn the World Government When they saw that the bridge was only partially activated Kokoro volunteered her help using the Rocketman. The Rocketman used the bridge as a ramp and Nami, together with her crewmates, was grabbed by Luffy and pulled onto the Rocketman.
As they landed, Fukuro showed up, declaring that a key was needed to uncuff Robin and each agent held a different key. The crew decided to fight individually and search for the key. Nami confronted Kumadori and had a short conversation. She stole his key without him noticing, but could not escape from him. She was saved by Chopper and, after running, they saw a fallen object, Sanji. As she found out that Sanji's enemy was Kalifa, a woman, Nami confronted her after blaming Sanji for his chivalry and being defeated.
She started at a disadvantage after being made slippery by Kalifa's Awa Awa no Mi. After being heavily injured, she found the ability's weakness, water. After this realization, Kalifa started to use her Rokushiki techniques. Nami then generated a rainfall using her new Clima Tact, and returned back to normal. She defeated Kalifa with a Thunder Lance Tempo and grabbed the key. She was found by Franky and as they saw that Chopper had gone out of control in his new form, though angry at Franky for suggesting they kill Chopper, the two reached an agreement on what to do. By having Franky shoot Chopper into the sea (which their location is also where Zoro and Sogeking were fighting Kaku and Jabra), it would allow them to nullify Chopper's Devil Fruit powers where afterwards Franky would go save Chopper from drowning. Also as this event distracted Kaku and Jabra, Nami used the opportunity to use the correct key to free Zoro and Sogeking from their Seastone handcuffs. Afterwards, Nami almost got caught up in the fight to save Sogeking from Jabra, but fortunately Sanji shows up and decides to face Jabra himself.
Nami then headed through the tunnel to head after Nico Robin where she was met by Kokoro, Chimney, and an injured Chopper (after Franky passed Chopper off to them). Later water started to flow through the passage they were in, and they ran. They caught up with Zoro, Sogeking, and Sanji, who were also running from the rushing water. They were saved by Kokoro who turned out to be a mermaid. They found an escape ship and got on it, rejoining Robin and Franky. They had to get off the escape ship to fight of the Buster Call while Luffy fought Lucci. Unfortunately, their escape ship exploded after being hit by several cannon balls from the Marine battleships.
As Luffy defeated Lucci, their next problem was finding a way to escape. Nami and the other Straw Hats all heard a voice telling them to jump into the sea. They realized that the voice was the Going Merry and together, they jumped onto the Merry and finally escaped.
With the Going Merry, everyone had managed to escape Enies Lobby safely. However, after escaping, Iceburg arrived in a Galley-La ship just in time to pick up the Straw Hat Pirates as the Merry suddenly broke apart. Luffy then gave the Going Merry a viking funeral by burning it as the crew tearfully said goodbye.
Post-Enies Lobby Arc
Nami was later seen lounging by a pool while eavesdropping on Luffy and Coby's conversation with a Den Den Mushi about military technology (such as putting Seastone on the bottom of military ships) in order to discover how ships could cross the Calm Belt. When she heard them laughing and catching up on old times, she stopped listening to the conversation to give them some privacy. Later, she went to the victory party with the other Straw Hats, and Paulie complained about her swimsuit being too revealing.
After the party, she was upset to see that so much of the File:Bsymbol.gif100,000,000 had been spent on the party, and beat up Luffy over it. She was disappointed over not being able to buy furniture, but quickly forgot about it while going clothes shopping with Robin.
Nami received her first bounty: File:Bsymbol.gif16,000,000. Out of all the Straw Hats, she was the only one who complained about receiving a bounty (though not the only one to complain at all). She said that the photographer told her that he was a Water 7 reporter, so she willingly posed.
During the discussion over Usopp's plans to return, Nami argued that Usopp should be allowed to return after Zoro raised his objections. When Usopp rejoined the crew, while both he and Luffy cried over each other, she said, smiling through her tears, that they were both idiots.
Thriller Bark Saga
Thriller Bark Arc
Adventure on Ghost Island
After sailing for some time on the Thousand Sunny, Nami and the rest of the crew came across a mysterious barrel floating on the ocean. Upon opening it, a flash shot up from it. A mysterious storm then came out of nowhere. Nami, using her skills as navigator, navigated the ship out of harm's way. Nami and the rest of the crew then found themselves in the presence of a ghost ship.
Wanting to explore for treasure, Nami decided to tag along with Luffy who wanted to explore the ship. Sanji decided to go with them in order to keep an eye on Nami. There they met a skeleton named Brook, whose rude behavior left a very bad impression on Nami but amused Luffy. Then Luffy asked Brook to join his crew which in turn the skeleton accepted. This shocked both Nami and Sanji.
After climbing back down to the Thousand Sunny, the crew decided to have dinner. Over dinner, Nami learned of the skeleton's past. Just as Brook was about to perform before Nami and the rest of the crew after dinner, a ghost appeared and some clanking sounds were heard. These sounds were caused by the gates of the island that suddenly appeared, Thriller Bark, closing. These events prompted Brook to head to the island before Nami and the rest of the Straw Hats' eyes.
With Luffy's resolve to go to the island, Nami could not stop him. At that moment, Franky then decided to show the crew a little present, the Mini Merry II. This pleased the crew so much that Nami decided to take out for test drive with Chopper and Usopp. However, while sailing on the little boat, Nami and her companions accidentally bumped into the moat of Thriller Bark and fell from the Mini Merry II into it. There, the three met the Cerberus which chased them until they hid in a tree. In the tree, the three met Hildon who decided to take them to meet Dr. Hogback, to Chopper's delight.
After riding a carriage with Hildon through some woods filled with all sorts of stitched-up creatures, Nami and her companions were left in the middle of a cemetery. There, they were attacked by some Zombies which they luckily escaped from. They then came across Hogback's mansion and met with the doctor and his maid, Cindry.
After dinner with the doctor, in which the three asked about Brook, Nami decided to take a bath. In the middle of it however, she gets attacked by an invisible being. Luckily, Usopp came in the bathroom and drove it away, after seeing Nami naked. After the incident in the bathroom, Nami and her companions found out that the paintings and stuffed trophies in the dining room were all Zombies. Fortunately, the three escaped through a secret door before the Zombies could catch them.
Beyond the secret door, Nami and her companions found themselves in a room filled with Cindry's pictures. Through a newspaper article that Nami found, the three learned that Cindry was an actress that died ten years ago. Just as they were about to leave, the three stumbled across a treasure chest. Nami was very eager to find treasure that her mood completely changed from that when she learned about the previous revelation. Inside however, was a horrific Jack in a box that frightened the three out of the room.
As the three were running through the hallways of the mansion from more painting Zombies, a mysterious bodyguard decided to chase them. Eventually, Nami, along with Usopp and Chopper, overheard Hogback talking about his plan to create Oars, the strongest zombie. The trio then confronted Hogback and were attacked by Cindry before being defeated by Hogback's bodyguard, Ryuma, who Nami notices has the same laugh as Brook before he defeated all of them. When they woke up, the three fled, fighting a group of zombie bodyguards. During the battle, Nami was captured by Absalom, the invisible man who wanted to marry her. After being taken away, she was given sleeping pills and dressed in a white wedding gown. Sanji arrived and gained the upper hand against Absalom before being stabbed from behing. As Sanji was injured, Absalom seized Nami, made her invisible, and escaped to complete his wedding.
Nami regained consciousness while Absalom was about to kiss her, she then attempted to evade his kisses. Lola, a zombie who Nami had befriended by lying about her gender, then arrived, initially attacking Nami for being chosen as Absalom's bride before attacking Absalom to allow her to escape. Absalom shot Lola down with his invisible Bazooka, but Nami then defeated him with one hit of her Thunder Charge: Swing Arm, not realizing that he had been weakened from his fight with Sanji. Lola then revealed that she always knew Nami was a woman.
On her way out, Nami passed over Franky's bridge and found Perona loading treasure onto her ship in an attempt to escape. Perona planned on attacking Nami, but the Shichibukai Bartholomew Kuma arrived and apparently teleported Perona away when she attempted to attack him. He then asked Nami if Luffy had a brother, and she said he does in panic and Kuma left her alone.
Nami finally arrived at the battle against Oars and Moriah right at the time Franky wass stormed by Oars. But one by one, the members were incapacitated, except for her and Usopp. As Oars was about to beat them, Luffy saved them almost instantly in his new form - Nightmare Luffy, which allowed him to seriously injure Oars and Moriah. Lola's crew caught up to Luffy's crew and started to help the injured Straw Hats and Brook while. Oars then managed to stand up again, which led to all of the Straw Hats using team tactics in order to break Oars' spine, permanently incapacitating him.
However, Moriah awakened and emerged, and after a brief speech, used his greatest power, Shadow Asgard, to maximize his power. Using his Gears tactically, Luffy finally finished Moriah off and fainted from exhaustion and wounds, in the process giving everyone their shadows back and leaving Moriah unconscious but alive.
Nami then remembered Kuma is on this island and told everyone. Meanwhile, Kuma reported that Moriah had failed to defeat Luffy and was badly wounded. Kuma was then ordered to kill everyone on Thriller Bark and evacuate the wounded Moriah. He then fought the Straw Hats briefly, revealing his Nikyu Nikyu no Mi abilities and injuring several of them. However, instead of outright killing everyone as his orders said, he offered everyone a deal: let him have Luffy's head and he would leave everyone alone. The Straw Hats and everyone else on the island refused, and he set off his bomb-like Ursus Shock that badly wounded everyone. Unbeknownst to most of the rest of the crew, Zoro persuaded Kuma to leave Luffy alone, and in return accepted all the pain and fatigue Luffy had gathered.
Soon after, Nami joined everyone in a celebratory party at Thriller Bark (save for Zoro, who was still recovering from his wounds) lead by Brook and his piano. Luffy finally revealed to Brook that he was friends with Brook's former crewmate, Laboon. Brook stopped partying, cried, and revealed a Tone Dial which had the last song the Rumbar Pirates ever performed together on it. Brook stated that since he had new friends in Luffy and the others, he no longer needed the Dial and would give it to Laboon the next time they met. Brook then asked if the Straw Hat crew invite was still good and Luffy said that it was, Nami joined the others in a shocked response.
After the funeral of Brook's shipmates, the Straw Hat crew, including Brook, left Thriller Bark, but not before Nami received a gift from Lola, which was a Vivre Card of Lola's mother. Luffy mentioned he had a similar card of Portgas D. Ace. When the card he had was revealed to be burning, Lola told him that Ace was in danger. When Nami asked Luffy about saving Ace, he declined and said that Ace could take care of himself.
Summit War Saga
Little East Blue Arc
One Piece Film: Strong World
On board the Thousand Sunny, the Straw Hats read news of attacks on East Blue. Luffy decided to return to East Blue to protect it when Shiki's ship appeared overhead. Nami felt the air pressure changing and warned of a coming storm. Luffy called out to Shiki ship, attempting to warn them, gaining Shiki's attention. Shiki then sent down a tone dial to record the warning. His own navigators initially disagreed that a storm was approaching, but it did indeed appear and, with Nami's direction, both ships successfully escaped it.
Afterwards, Shiki shot his navigator and came down to the Sunny to meet Nami. There he revealed his Devil Fruit, the Fuwa Fuwa no Mi, which allowed him to make any inanimate object he touched ignore gravity and float. After learning it was Nami that delivered the warning, and that they are headed to East Blue, Shiki offered to take them there and used his power on Sunny. Together the two ships traveled to the floating island seen before where Shiki suddenly kidnapped Nami. The others tried to rescue her, but by controlling the Thousand Sunny using his power, he escaped them, and scattered them among the fragments of the island.
Back in the present, Shiki asked Nami to become his navigator but she refused. Dr. Indigo appeared with an 'evolved' bird, called Billy, that could use electricity, demonstrating it to Shiki, but after being shocked by it, Shiki tossed it aside. It was explained that a plant there, called IQ, caused animals to evolve very rapidly, making them very strong. Dr. Indigo revealed he enhanced the drug, dubbing it SIQ, which Shiki had used on the Merveille island's animals causing them to mutate to large proportions as well as become more intelligent and aggressive. Nami protected Billy, and the bird was left with her as Shiki and his men left.
Nami managed to escape her captivity with the help of Billy, and found the Thousand Sunny. Only moments later, Luffy, being chased by several giant scorpions, arrived. Billy defeated the scorpions using electricity, and Nami and Luffy talked about what had happened. They soon decided to search for the others, using Billy to fly. Robin's group, meanwhile, found a large building where many pirates were gathering, protected by poison plants. They learned there that Shiki was planning to let loose the animals on the island into East Blue in a gambit to force the surrender of the World Government. They also learned that to prove the power of the animals he was planning a demonstration on a village on the floating island.
Luffy and Nami join the others at the village, and they too learn of the plan from the village residents, who, not knowing where the Straw Hats originate, are relieved to be rid of the monsters. Nami is seen by a den den mushi camera, and Shiki decides to personally head over to retrieve her. He arrives sometime later and confronts the Straw Hats and defeats them. Nami is coerced into rejoining Shiki by him agreeing to leave them, and her home town be. Usopp, the only remaining crew member conscious tries to stop her, but Shiki knocks him out.
Nami records a message, using the Tone Dial, which is supposed to be a farewell message. After leaving it, Shiki's men remove the poisonous plants around the village, and cause the animals to destroy it. Nami watches this from Shiki's palace, apparently uncaring. Shortly after, her message is played by the Straw Hats. After hearing only the first bit of it, Luffy is angered to the point that he will not listen to the rest (the rest of the crew does, however).
Nami is found to have in fact been attempting to blow up the plants protecting his palace, but was overcome by the poison. Shiki traps her near the plants and heads off to meet the pirate captains gathering. Later on when the Straw Hats confront Shiki once more, Luffy says that Nami was simply the vanguard and that they are the main force. Luffy chases after Shiki, telling Chopper and Usopp to find Nami. Nami is found by Billy who helps her ignite the explosives just as Chopper and Usopp find her. While all escape harm from the explosion, animals from outside storm the palace adding to the chaos within. Chopper realizes the only way to save Nami is to find the IQ medicine, but Shiki attempts to stop them.
Usopp and Chopper find the IQ plant, but find the medicine is being held by Dr. Indigo. Zoro fights him, and using Asura defeats him and retrieves the medicine. Nami recovers, and feeling a storm approaching has an idea. Shiki receives a Den Den Mushi call warning of the storm and asking him to redirect the island which he does. Unknown to him, the call was in fact coerced by Usopp and Chopper, and that Nami has lead them directly into the storm.
After Shiki is defeated by Luffy and they escape, Nami awakes some time later back on the ship. Luffy confronts Nami about the message she left on the Tone Dial, angry that she did not have faith in them. When the others revealed he did not hear the whole message, Nami tries to stop Luffy from playing it, feeling embarrassed of its content. She, Luffy, and Usopp wrestle over the Dial (Luffy wanting to hear the message, Nami trying to prevent him and throw the Dial overboard, and Usopp wanting to keep the dial since it was valuable). As the Tone Dial is knocked off the ship, it is revealed that on the other half of the message Nami indeed asked them to save her. Template:Non-Canon
Sabaody Archipelago Arc
An Incident with the World Nobles
When the crew reached the halfway point of the Grand Line, Nami looked at her Log Pose, and it was pointing down meaning Fishman Island was right below them. Luffy, Robin and Brook took the Shark Submerge to look in the depths only to find a rabbit-like Sea King. Luffy defeated it causing it to spit out a mermaid (Keimi) and a starfish (Pappug). Nami was surprised to see a mermaid. Keimi then told the crew that her friend named "Hatchin" has been captured and asked them to rescue him. Nami told Keimi that they would rescue him if she could find a way to get to Fishman Island.
At the kidnapper's hideout, a trap was being set. In the cage was the captive. When the crew saw that it was "Hatchan", a Fishman from Arlong Park, five of the nine members were not happy to see him. Despite all this, Nami agreed to free Hatchan from his situation. Keimi tried to free him herself only to be captured by the Macro Pirates. Luffy then rescued Keimi and the crew battled the Flying Fish Riders. They eventually freed Hatchan and he easily defeated the Macro Pirates. After the battle, the leader Duval attacked the Straw Hat crew in his anger and Sanji soon defeated him. They then had a victory party. Hatchan nervously asked Nami to have some Takoyaki without her beating him. Nami said that she still had not forgiven him from before, but tried some anyway and told him that it were quite good.
The crew then went to search for a man who Keimi said would help with getting their ship to Fishman Island. When Nami saw some shopping malls, she went there with Robin to go shopping. She was listening to Robin talking about fishmen rights and how they lived their lives and when Robin finished Franky came and warned them that Keimi had been captured and was being sold as a slave. When she and Franky arrived at the auction house at Grove 1, Franky thought of getting Keimi back by force. Nami thought it would be easier to play by their rules by buying Keimi back with the money they had. That plan however was thwarted when Saint Charloss made a higher bid and thus, Keimi was sold, angering Hatchan. Luffy, along with the rest of the Rosy Life Riders then arrived.
Hatchan wanted to stop Luffy from striking the Tenryubito for that would cause them to call an admiral. Saint Charloss then shot at Hatchan in hopes he could have another slave for free. Nami, having heard the stories of discrimination against fishmen, was feeling upset for Hatchan but not as upset as Keimi was as she saw her friend getting shot. Because of this, Luffy punched Saint Charloss into the wall. The auction house went silent and everyone fled except for Eustass Kid and Trafalgar Law, who were amused by that. Hatchan was surprised to see Luffy defending him and Nami forgave Luffy for being himself as usual. The World Nobles' guards then attacked the Straw Hats who defeated them easily. They were forced to stop, however when Charloss's sister Shalulia threatened to blow up the explosive collar around Keimi's neck. She was stopped by an old man who managed to remove the collar and knock out the World Nobles and thier guards using a power called Haki After that, the auction house was surrounded by Marines, who were easily defeated by Luffy, Kid, and Law. Everyone made their escape with Nami using Thunderbolt Tempo.
After their escape, the Straw Hats went to Shakky's Rip-off Bar to recuperate where Silvers Rayleigh had told them that he was part of Gol D. Roger's crew. His mentioning that Buggy was in Gold Roger's crew with Shanks caused her (along with Zoro) to recall their unpleasant encounters with him in East Blue. Rayleigh told the Straw Hats that he needed at least three days to coat the Thousand Sunny, so he gave all of them Vivre Cards to locate him as he planned to move the ship in order to hide it from the Marines.
Destruction of the Straw Hat Crew
Just as the Straw Hats departs Shakky's Rip Off Bar and said their farewells to Shakky, Keimi, Pappug, and Hatchan, they were soon confronted by someone who appears to be Bartholomew Kuma. After fighting him for a short time, the Straw Hats, specifically Zoro, realized that who they are fighting may not be the real Kuma after all, but rather a Pacifista replica, as he had not used any of his Nikyu Nikyu no Mi abilities and shot lasers from his hands instead. Despite knowing he was not the real one, they still had difficulty injuring his body, which was harder than steel. When the Pacifista spotted Nami and attempted to fire on her with its beam Robin pounded his mouth shut with her powers, causing the beam to damage the Pacifista. Nami took advantage of the opening by firing a Thunder Lance Tempo right through its torso, doing enough damage to make it go berserk. The rest of the fight was left to the three strongest members of the Straw Hats: Sanji, Zoro and Luffy who were able to finish it.
After the fight, most of the Straw Hats were left exhausted, but the arrival of Sentomaru and another Pacifista, PX-1, forced them to flee. Nami split up with Sanji and Franky, but the Pacifista intercepted them. Kizaru arrived and attacked Zoro, easily dominating the fight. In the nick of time, Silvers Rayleigh arrived and deflected the finishing blow, buying some time for Luffy to yell to his crew to escape, with the plan being to lay low, survive for three days, and rendezvous at the Thousand Sunny. Before this plan could be carried out however, the real Bartholomew Kuma appeared and, using his powers, picked off the Straw Hats one by one, much to Luffy's dismay. Nami plead for her captain to help, but was cut short when she suddenly seemed to vanish into thin air.
Straw Hat Separation Adventure: Weatheria
After being sent flying for 3 days, Nami was revealed to have landed on a small sky island called Weatheria, where the study of weather was conducted. A local man named Haredas took her in and cared for her. She was later seen crying, stating that she wanted to go home. In order to cheer her up, Haredas showed Nami a special knot that caused wind to blow when pulled. Unamused, Nami took out her frustration on him. Later, the two were seen together as Nami observed Haredas doing business and the pair were shown again, with Haredas showing Nami "weather science".
Later, Nami was imprisoned by the scientists for attempting to steal their experiments and information. Upon reading about Ace's death in the newspaper she broke down sobbing, understanding the heartbreak that Luffy had gone through. Seeing this, the scientists freed her, but it turned out to be a ruse and she managed to escape by taking Haredas hostage. While running, she noted that Luffy had always been there to support his crew to the best of his ability during their darkest hours, so now it was their turn to return the favor. Though her still-flowing tears caused Haredas to note that her "fake" tears were still flowing, to which she blushed and suddenly snapped back at him to shut up.
While she and Haredas were escaping, she read the article about Luffy returning to Marineford and got frustrated at him for not thinking about the crew and only himself. Later, she was caught by the scientists, who reprimanded her, but she cried crocodile tears to make the scientists apologize. She ran off, saying she forgave them and that she wanted a house to live in. Shortly afterwards, she was informed by Haredas of the New World's strange weather and decided that she had to learn all about it to be able to help her reckless captain, reminiscing of her past experiences with him all the while. She asked Haredas to teach her about the weather ball, but he said that if it was used improperly, it could plunge the world into chaos. Nami then asked about the possibility of using it as a weapon much to Haredas' dismay.
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