General

Lore

  • Nami Nami belongs to the Vastaya race and tribe known as the Marai, possibly from Latin mare ('sea'). They are the Vastaya inhabitants of the Guardian's Sea, near the coastline of Mount Targon.

Development

Quotes

NamiSquare.png Classic Nami [S|L]
  • "Let the seas reclaim them" and "We are all tied to the ocean" references all life theoretically coming from the ocean.
  • "Eww, whale breath" references a perfume component called Ambergris which comes from the Sperm whale's digestive system.
    • In short that's what Nami thinks of whale puke when smelling perfume.
  • Nami and Gragas Gragas share the quote "Have a drink".
  • Nami and Fiddlesticks Fiddlesticks are the only two champions to speak a word while laughing.
NamiSquare.png River Spirit Nami [S|L]
  • She has special quotes in the Brazilian localization.
    • Tidal Wave.png "Da nascente, até a sua morte" ("From the fountain to your death")
    • Tidal Wave.png "Enxurrada!" ("Flood!")
    • "Isso é brincadeira de lambari" ("This is lambari's play")
    • "Eles não passam de traíras" ("They are nothing but trairas")
    • "Não desafie a natureza" ("Do not force nature")
    • Her joke mentions Jacarés and the sharks are replaced by piranhas.
    • "Ugh, bafo de piranha" ("Eww, piranha breath")
      • She also references Iara's myth throughout some others.
        • "Sua chama será apagada" ("Your flame will be extinguished")
        • "O rio sumirá com eles" ("The river will sweep them away")
        • "Renascida sob o luar" ("Reborn under moonlight")
        • "Quem você vê no espelho?" ("Who do you see in the mirror?")
        • "Um rio não muda o seu sentido" ("A river does not change its path")
        • "Chegue mais perto" ("Come closer")
        • "Minha inocência foi minha ruína" ("My innocence was my ruin")

Skins

NamiSquare.png Classic Nami [S|L]
  • Her eyes are orange-yellow but pinkish-red in-game.
  • Her helmet is black but purple in-game.
NamiSquare.png Koi Nami [S|L]
  • She references the the brocaded Japanese carp, 錦鯉 nishikigoi; in contrast to any carp, simply koi.
    • The sharks from her joke are replaced by these.
      • Her animations imitates them (except Aqua Prison.png Aqua Prison's)
  • Coincidentally, koi is also the kun-yomi reading of 恋 "love";
    • This might be referencing her Support nature and/or her great love for her people that she braved the depths so they wouldn't claim them.
NamiSquare.png River Spirit Nami [S|L]
  • She references well-known water spirits in world's mythology, like Greek Nymph, Germanic Nikwiz, Slavonic Rusalka, Brazilian Iara's myth, etc.
  • When recalling, she will sing a portion of her login screen.
NamiSquare.png Urf the Nami-tee [S|L]
  • She is dressed as Urf Urf.
    • The sharks from her joke are replaced by manatees.
  • This skin references historical accounts about mermaids, most likely describing manatees and dugongs; also loosely resembles the mythological Selkie.
  • She shares this theme with Tahm KenchSquare.png Urf Kench [S|L] and WarwickSquare.png Urf the Manatee Warwick [S|L].
NamiSquare.png Deep Sea Nami [S|L]

Relations

  • ProfileIcon0575 Iceborn Keeper "Sorry, fresh out of moonstones" implies Gregor knows something about the Marai Tidecallers (or is just making fun of Nami).
  • Nami Nami is searching for the Diana Aspect of the Moon, which is the only one that can create the Moonstone her people need to survive.

References