|Television Programs|| Unknown
|Video Games|| Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (doesn't speak)
|Voice|| Brittany Snow (in Kingdom Hearts II)
Meaghan Jette Martin (afterwards)
|Other names|| Unknown
|Personality||Sweet, peaceful, weak-willed (formerly)|
|Allies||Roxas, Riku, Riku Replica, Kairi, Donald Duck, Goofy, Sora, Mickey Mouse, Xion, Jiminy Cricket, Axel/Lea, Vexen, Pluto|
|Enemies||Organization XIII, Vexen (formerly)|
|Likes||Drawing, helping others, Roxas (love interest)|
|Dislikes||Being forced to manipulate others, being imprisoned|
|Quotes|| "Hello, Roxas."
"No. Sora forgave me even... When I deceived him. So how could I destroy his heart? There's no way. I don't care what happens to me. I won't hurt Sora, I won't do it!"
"Yes, it's true. We may not have homes. But there is someplace I want to go and someone I want to see."
"Bad or good, I don't know. They're a group of incomplete people who wish to be whole. To that end, they're desperately searching for something."
"Don't worry. You might forget about me, but with our promise, I can come back."
"Yes. One day the light, it will be ours and it will bring us together. Till then, I'll be in your heart."
Naminé is the Nobody of Kairi, and wields the power to manipulate the memories of Sora and those close to him. Her first appearance is in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. The nami of her name means "ocean wave" in Japanese.
She was voiced by Brittany Snow in Kingdom Hearts II, but afterwards by Meaghan Jette Martin.
Naminé was born without memories and without the knowledge that she had emotions, due to the unusual nature of her birth. Because of this, she had no basis of any acting upon her birth. She simply followed the orders of whoever was close to her because it was the only obvious guidance she had, effectively making her very quiet and fragile in personality. This led to her discovery of her ability to feel, as often times she found that blindly following her captors hurt others, something that made Naminé feel responsible and guilty. Naminé often rebelled against her captors because of this guilt in favor of trying to redeem herself by helping someone, sometimes leading to her being a damsel in distress. Rebelling and constantly switching sides caused Naminé's determination and drive to grow significantly from her first appearance. Her more driven personality was put to good use, often going about in the Corridors of Darkness to help the games' other protagonists. She is also apparently very talented with her drawing, as seen when she finished a complex drawing of Castle Oblivion in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.
Like Roxas, Naminé seems to possess true emotions, being a special and unusual Nobody. While most Nobodies pretend to have emotions by acting on the memories of their past lives in order to react to a specific situation, Roxas and Naminé had no memories of their past lives, and thus had no basis for any acting.
As the Nobody of Kairi, Naminé is a 14 year old girl and bears a resemblance to her, though, like with Roxas and Sora, this resemblance is a bit more subdued than most. Naminé shares Kairi's blue eyes and general body structure. Naminé remains virtually unchanged from her appearance in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories to Kingdom Hearts II, wearing the same plain, white, lace dress and light blue sandals. However, in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, it was more obvious that she had rosy cheeks and pale, pink lips.
She looks more mature and taller in Kingdom Hearts II, which results in the dress reaching to about mid-thigh as opposed to just above her knee as it was in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. In both of her appearances, Naminé has blonde hair that is somewhat longer than Kairi's that usually drapes over her right shoulder.
Memory Manipulation Edit
"I'm a witch with power over Sora's memories and those around him."
—Naminé explaining who she is to Roxas
Unlike other humanoid Nobodies, Naminé's talents do not lie in battle, but in the ability to control memories, making her a "witch". The ability comes from the fact that she is formed from Sora's soul and body, rather than Kairi's. Because of this connection, Naminé can move around the "links" of his memories that are located within his heart to her liking, as well as the ones of those who are connected to Sora. She can even sever them completely, turning the victim into little more than an empty shell, such as the Riku Replica when he threatened to kill Sora. In addition, she can create objects affected by the new memories, evidenced by turning a card into a good luck charm for the Riku Replica and altering the appearance of Kairi's Lucky Charm to resemble that of a Paopu Fruit. It is noted in Kingdom Hearts II that everybody who Sora, Donald, and Goofy met and worked with in Kingdom Hearts had mostly forgotten about them until recently; this could mean that the Castle Oblivion incident also somehow caused the other characters to lose their memories of Sora, and they regained all of them when Sora awakened. She also displays the ability to "break" the Riku Replica's heart through her connection to him.
She can also cover up Sora's memory of Kairi with her own image, but as she is Kairi's Nobody, it is impossible for Naminé to completely snuff out Kairi from anyone's memories, as shown when he regained a small memory of her even though he couldn't think of her name. Conversely, those with the greatest connections to Sora cannot ever completely forget him, as evidenced by Kairi, who still slightly remembered Sora, but not his name, his face, or the sound of his voice, while all other denizens of the Destiny Islands (along with all the people in other worlds) had completely forgotten about Sora's existence.
Naminé also has another limitation to her power. When Naminé took on the task of re-chaining Sora's memories together so that he will remember everything he had forgotten, but lose his memories of Castle Oblivion, she was unable to make much progress. DiZ reasons that it must be because Sora's other half, Roxas, is missing, and in order to completely restore Sora, Roxas and Sora must join with one another. This is half-true; the main reason behind this is because of Xion, a memory-based replica of Sora created by Xemnas and Vexen.
How Naminé actually manipulates memories is something to be noted. As she is always drawing pictures on her sketchpad, DiZ believes that she draws in order to capture the memories she needs to chain together. Because of this, the walls of her room are covered by pictures of events, places, and people that are in Sora's memory. Several of them are also of Roxas, implying her ability to fiddle with Roxas's memories as well.
Naminé can sew in the manga, as shown when she fixed up Axel's coat, though he remarks that she has no talent for it.