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Along with Nico Robin, Nami is one of the smartest of the Straw Hats and the third smartest character in the East Blue, according to Oda (the first is Benn Beckman of the Red Hair Pirates, the 2nd being Captain Kuro). She is often seen reading a book in between chapters.
At the beginning of the series, Nami despised all pirates. She viewed them as universally evil after losing someone close to her to pirates, only changing her mind after she met Luffy (although Nami still reminds Luffy that not all pirates are like him). Before her view on pirates changed, she was perfectly fine with giving a captive Luffy up to Buggy, but refused to kill him when asked by Buggy to do so, as she could not bring herself to stoop to their level. Nami is also disbelieving in myths and legends, as she dismissed Devil Fruits as myths until she saw Buggy's Bara Bara no Mi in action, disbelieved the existence of Skypeia, and was dubious over claims of a connection between Sanji and the "mythical evil army", Germa 66. Ironically, all these legends were proven true to her and she was shocked to see that she was wrong but slowly accepted the unbelievable things in front of her.
Nami can be seen ordering the crew to lift the mast or draw the sails. If she deems an island dangerous she will often try to convince Luffy (usually along with Usopp and Chopper) to not go there but will nonetheless follow Luffy's orders when he demands so. She seems a coward but she has been referred to by multiple people being a "bold woman." Usually she is called that when she stands up for her crew and what she believes to be right. She is aware of the dangers they face every day and has a much better understanding of the world and its more dangerous individuals (e.g. the Shichibukai) than most of her crew does, though lacks Robin's knowledge on some of its other powerful figures (e.g. the Marines Admirals) and organizations (e.g. the Yonko). She can be devilish and cunning at times, and if she feels like it will even give her fights to Luffy, Zoro or Sanji. She is the only one among the crew to be visibly concerned and upset whenever their bounties go up, something the others usually react to with indifference or even joy.
Nami has been deeply affected by her adoptive mother's death and Arlong's enslavement and imprisonment of her. She remembers vividly of the abuse she suffered such as one of Arlong's crewmates refusing to feed her as well as the pain and exhaustion on the streets from stealing money in attempt to buy back the village from Arlong. Upon failing to do so, Nami was utterly distraught and when Genzo and rest of the villages went to die for her, Nami took the knife she was holding and madly stabbed her shoulder before Luffy stopped her. Her experiences left Nami with many painful memories, that she has since then successfully buried but Nami still retained a fear and distrust of the fishmen race as a whole which was only abated after going to Fishman Island, where she claimed she solely held a grudge against Arlong.
After the two year timeskip, she does not over-react, scold, or hit the crew as often for their rash actions anymore, like when she decides to take part in activities such as demanding money when the crew holds Ryugu Kingdom "hostage". In fact she now appears quite calm in the most daunting of situations, most notably when Fake Nami held a gun to her head, implying she has become fairly confident in her abilities. It seems this confidence is paradoxical however, as Nami herself states she isn't weak but she is a "scaredy-cat". True to her word she and Usopp became extremely confident they could take down Baby 5 and Buffalo, once the threat of their retaliation was no longer a factor. Nami is still prone to panic in the face of imminent danger (shown during the descent to Fishman Island and Sanji's declaration that he would counterattack the Big Mom ship), and her love of money causes her to resort to her old antics of hitting the male crew members. She still has an extremely high tolerance of alcohol during celebrations.
As shown in Jaya, Nami appears to be terrified of bugs and spiders. She screamed and panicked when Usopp pointed out a tarantula crawling up her back and remained scared for the rest of the hunt for the South Bird as more insects emerged. This phobia was shown again in an anime filler scene in the Whole Cake Island Arc where the Sanji Retrieval Team battled against the giant ants. While the rest of the team fought the creatures, Nami elected to just run away from them, saying she could not stand it.
From time to time, Nami enjoys casual and leisurely activities, and the most common of these is reclining in a deck chair, often to sunbathe, read, or relax under the shade of a parasol umbrella. During her moments of leisure in her chair, she likes being barefoot, and will often ditch her shoes to lounge more contentedly in her bare feet, to the extent that there have been times where she doesn't even have shoes with her while she relaxes in her chair. However, Nami can get even more comfortable by changing into swimwear, and sometimes sits in her chair after taking a swim in the Thousand Sunny's pool. In fact, her first wanted poster picture was taken while she reclined in a deck chair at a pool party in the Post-Enies Lobby Arc. While she is in her deck chair, she may be accompanied by Robin or presented a refreshing snack or drink by Sanji, but she doesn't take kindly to the rest of the crew's rambunctious antics on the ship, which tend to disturb her as she relaxes.
She at first held a lot of tension with herself and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates before she officially joined. After the Arlong Park Arc, Nami finally began to loosen up and started wearing more stylish and revealing clothing instead of the simple and modest clothes and boots that she used as a burglar. She began to favor open-toed shoes, as sandals were the norm in her homeland, the Conomi Islands, and started using sleeveless shirts, since she no longer had to hide her Arlong Pirates tattoo and now had a new one that she could display on her arm with pride. After the timeskip, she began to wear Criminal brand clothing as well due to it being a popular and particularly stylish brand created by Pappug, one of her friends. However, her clothing has sometimes gained unwanted attention, as Sanji has shown delight at seeing her in more provocative outfits, and throughout the Water 7 Saga, Paulie consistently scolded Nami in a prudish manner, going as far as calling her a harlot. Nami also liked the beautiful wedding dress that was put on her in Thriller Bark, despite being opposed to the idea of marriage, especially with her "would-be" groom Absalom.
She will also not hesitate to strip down or outright discard pieces of an outfit if it is hindering her in times of danger, such as ripping the hem of her already ruined dancer's dress to flee from Paula, pulling off her shirt to dive into a Milky Road, and wriggling out of her denim jacket after Kumadori had pinned her down by her denim jacket and was about to strike her with a deadly blow. Nami has shown dismay at clothes she is particularly fond of being ruined, angrily striking Luffy when she saw her jacket torn up when she lent it to him in the Drum Island Arc. Likewise, she will even tear apart someone else's clothes if she has to, not hesitating to shred an unconscious Kalifa's clothes after their battle to find a potential key to Robin's seastone cuffs in the Enies Lobby Arc. In Whole Cake Island Arc, when her clothes were burned off by Jinbe, Nami wasted no time stripping a nearby prisoner of his clothes. Nami is also willing to politely borrow other peoples clothes, such as borrowing Sanji's jacket to wear at the end of the Little Garden Arc after Usopp's plan to save her, Vivi, and Zoro had burned her shirt, leaving her with a black bra on, until she could get a replacement shirt after returning to the Going Merry.
Nami is easily surprised and shocked by the more outlandish things in the series, yelling at the crew when they don't seem as concerned as her. Nami even expressed shock at a talking, clothed crocodile, despite traveling around with Chopper and Carrot from the Mink Tribe as Luffy pointed out and said she should be used to things by now.
Love For MoneyEdit
Nami is greedy and will do anything for money and treasure, accepting any challenge that comes along. Her love of money stems from her childhood, where she lived a poor life and was often upset at having little wealth despite the love of her adopted mother. While she will send in Luffy and the rest of the crew to meet the demand, the one thing she will not do is sell out a comrade, no matter what the sum. She has several times put her own crewmates in debt over trivial matters (like Luffy for tearing her coat and Zoro for borrowing 100,000 only not to spend it and return it later). Her usual charge for repaying the debt is 300% interest, and she will often bring up these debts in order to get someone to do something for her. She takes control of the amount of money the crew spends, ever aware of the crew's spending habits (such as Luffy's desire to spend all they have on meat) and tries her hardest to avoid it getting spent all at once.
To this end, she is in complete horror whenever the rest of the crew wastes money or passes up an opportunity to get it. Her desire for money is such that she attempted to seduce an eight years old boy once discovering his wealthy heritage (although this was more of a brief joke-like manner). She is loyal to her money, but no matter how much she denies it, her loyalty to her friends comes first as seen when she decided to give up her agreed 1,000,000,000 deal with Igaram for protecting Vivi for the latter's sake after Baroque Works was beaten (although she was upset about it and complained later), as well as willingly giving treasure to Lola and preparing to spend 200,000,000 worth of treasure (which they stole from Thriller Bark) to rescue Keimi from slavery.
She has been known to stand her ground against anyone hurting her comrades, abandoning her otherwise normal routine of trying to stay out of harm's way. In the Alabasta Saga, Nami's fight against Baroque Works was mainly because of her friendship with Vivi. In the Water 7 and Enies Lobby Arcs, Nami's main reason for fighting was based on getting Robin back. In the Thriller Bark Arc, once again Nami refused to run away, and stood her ground when Absalom attacked Lola, then again when Kuma confronted the crew. She even volunteers to enter the territory of a Yonko in order to retrieve Sanji from her clutches. The best example came from her survival of Enel's Ordeals, which left her as the only fighter standing besides Enel himself. She agreed to board his ship and go to his promised land out of fear after seeing all the strong fighters lose the game, but later after hearing his plans that would forsake the sky island, she soon turns on him.
In return for her lesser sympathetic personality traits, she is also one of the more compassionate crew members who is fast to show sympathy when hearing sad things about other people. She is easily one of the Straw Hat's most emotional members, showing much understanding of and insight into feelings. However, it is to be noted that while she suffered under the guise of being part of Arlong's crew, her sister said that she has never seen Nami cry since Bellmere's death. The first time she did was when she thought her village was going to be annihilated and she asks Luffy for help.
Nami is also capable of great forgiveness, even back when she blamed Luffy for the destruction of Chouchou's owner's shop, she soon cooled her anger when saw that Luffy had salvaged food for the dog.  She is even willing to forgive even people who have hurt her for many years, including Hatchan and people who inadvertently caused her suffering like Jinbe, even when the other members of the crew maintain their grudges because of the pain they caused to Nami herself.  Nami also claimed she wouldn't forgive Sanji for all worry and pain he put her through in Whole Cake Island however she did expressed happiness when he saved her from falling while escaping the Tea Party. 
This compassion often makes her good at comforting her friends (though she has also done the opposite to a comic effect), as shown during the crew's discussion about whether Usopp should return or not, which Nami insisted he return. Due to her deep compassion and empathy, Nami is willing to help people in dire needs even when there is absolutely no monetary benefits in doing so. As shown in Punk Hazard, Nami is strongly determined to rescue the gigantified children after learning from Chopper that they were abducted and tricked into becoming test subjects in Caesar's experiments, declaring that she will not leave until she has assured their safety. When she and the Curly Hat Pirates first arrived at Zou, she joined her crewmates in treating the injuries of Wanda and the Mink Tribe after they were brutally devastated by the Beast Pirates. She even cried when she learnt that the Mink Tribe actually endangered their lives in protecting Raizo.
During the Punk Hazard Arc, Nami is shown to have a soft side for children. When she and the others are fleeing through the Biscuits Room, the giant children plead with her to save them. After which she stops, and declares that she cannot turn her back on crying children asking to be saved. She treats Momonosuke like royalty, and is seemingly oblivious to his perverted nature, calling him Momo-chan and letting him sleep in her room. Interestingly enough, Oda has stated that Nami would be a child-care worker if she weren't already a pirate. It is because of her care for children that Nami downright refused to forgive Caesar Clown, despite his efforts in aiding her and her allies at Big Mom's Tea Party. After he got his heart back, Nami still claimed that he was trash and reminded him of the children he experimented on back at Punk Hazard.
Nami 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 Syrup Village Arc. When Nami goes shopping, she sometimes goes to exquisite boutiques and tries on many things, just to leave stating that she is searching for something more casual.
Nami can be very vain and full of herself at times saying she is "too cute" and becomes melodramatic during the Davy Back Fight, saying that the Foxy Pirates would choose her for sure and became annoyed when Usopp said that would not be the case. Nami can be defensive over her lack of modesty at times, like when Paulie was furious that she changed clothes right in front of everybody, Nami shrugged him off by saying there was only one cart to change in. Also much later in Punk Hazard, Kin'emon thought that she had been stripped since she was wearing only a bikini, but Nami claimed that it was "fashion" and mused that Kin'emon actually liked it, which he admitted lewdly leading to him getting stomp by an irate Sanji.
She does not seem to have much modesty, as she sometimes wears rather skimpy clothing and allows people to take photos of her wearing very little, such as swimsuits (as long as they pay her). She often uses her looks and sex appeal for her own benefit, flirting with men and acting helpless. Nami will even allow men to see her completely naked. However, she charges 100,000 to each person who did see her naked, even if it was an accident. Nami will even take advantage of Sanji's devotion to her. A running joke is Nami claiming she is a refined and fashionable "lady" while others claim she is rather bold and vulgar due to her temper and preference for revealing fashion.
Despite her flaunting of her body, Nami does legitimately detest being treated as an object by men, expressing disgust when Sarkies tried to buy her and was horrified at Absalom's harassment and stalking in Thriller Bark. At one point she lashed out the invisible man declaring she didn't keep herself fit for voyers like him and wouldn't stand being treated like a piece of meat. 
Nami deeply loved her adoptive mother Bell-mère as a child and would even pick the tangerines while still green just to please her and she even picked up a few of Belle-mere's personality quirks (like flirtation and comic aggression). Belle-mere praised Nami for her map making skills and when Nami expressed her dream of drawing a map of the whole world, Belle-mere supported her greatly.
However, despite her love for Belle-mere, Nami found it difficult to accept Bell-mere as her mother because Nami knew that she herself was adopted. Bell-mere's lack of wealth and general poverty caused bitterness on Nami's part. Having to accept hand-me-downs from Nojiko and being forced to steal books (despite Bell-mere saying she would have payed for them if Nami had asked) eventually caused an outburst from Nami, saying that she was not an actual sister to Nojiko, which caused Bell-mere to slap her in retaliation, claiming that it did not matter if they were not related by blood. Nami believed that Bell-mere thought Nojiko and herself were just a hassles and if the girls were not there, she could afford food and proper clothes for herself. Nami even said that she wished she had been adopted by rich people (which hurt Bell-mere's feelings) before running away. At Genzo's office, the sheriff explained the story of how Bell-mere had found Nami and Nojiko when she was a marine. Genzo revealed that Bell-mere found Nami and Nojiko on a forsaken battlefield. Belle-mere was close to death and was going to accept it before a three-year old Nojiko appeared carrying an infant Nami. Seeing Nami's blissful happiness despite the carnage that surrounded them gave Bell-mere life and she took the two girls with her and returned home to the village during a storm and selflessly demanded that they should be treated before her. While listening to Genzo's story, Nami learned about Bell-mere's resolve to raise the girls as her own daughters despite the objections from Genzo and the other villagers.
When Arlong attacked the village and demanded tax for every person, Nami refused to leave Bell-mere behind and rushed to her. Upon seeing Bell-mere, Nami screamed that she was sorry and did not mean it when she said she wished she had been adopted by someone else. Belle-mere hugged her daughters tightly and tearfully apologized for not being able to buy them what they wanted and needed. To ensure Nami and Nojiko's safety, Bell-mere decided to sacrifice her own life. During her final moments, Bell-mere told her adoptive daughters that she loved them before Arlong shot her.
Nami is still traumatized by her beloved mother's death and was seen drawing a picture of her after being forced into Arlong's crew and sadly calling out her name in a moment of misery. She regularly visited her grave on the cliff top where she was buried and often thought about her. Also in her room, she kept a picture of Bell-mère with a young Nami and Nojiko on her desk.
It's directly because of Bell-mere's death that Nami deeply loathes Arlong and tried several times to secretly poison and assassinate him but was forgiven every time by Arlong, who considered it amusing. When Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, and Usopp arrived and defeated Arlong and his crew as well as destroying Arlong Park, Nami truly felt free again. When she was getting a new tattoo, Nami chose a tangerine in honor of Belle-mere and a pinwheel for Genzo.
Nami continues to honor Belle-mere by planting tangerines on the Merry and later on the Sunny, and also by continuing her dream of drawing a map of the whole world. She was deeply sad when she thought that she had lost the tangerine trees in Water 7 and was delighted to have them back.
Nami valued Nojiko while they were younger as she was the only person who loved and supported her through her years of stealing to buy the village. Though not related by blood, she supports Nami like a real sister. Growing up, she often supported Nami's bad habits of stealing, much to Bell-mère’s annoyance. She was deeply angry at Nami's original recruitment into Arlong's crew, but at the same time knew her sister enough to realize that she would not join the crew without reason. Nami's forever hatred of her tattoo led Nojiko to get her own and at the time she told her adoptive sister she got her tattoos because she wanted some body art like Nami's, something Nami never forgot about when it came round to finally remove Arlong's tattoo.
Back home, Genzo acted as a father to both Nami and Nojiko. He was very concerned about Nami's pose on her bounty attracting more perverts than bounty hunters, although he had enlarged picture of it himself. This is amusing considering the fact that he is more concerned about her picture than Nami being wanted. After their mother's death, he became concerned for the happiness of Nami and Nojiko, as he had grown into a father figure to them. He and the other villagers realized Nami would never join up with Arlong's crew without good reason. His concern for her and Nojiko's well being also led him to promise Luffy that he would hunt him down and kill him if he ever took away Nami's smile.
At first, Nami was excited to join the crew, but grew more reluctant once she learned that Luffy is a pirate because of her disgust of pirates. She betrayed Luffy and even wished him dead before he formed a crew. Her original membership into the crew was just as an "alliance" with Luffy, which she later ended to return to her home village, but by then, she had become fond of the crew and found it was not so easy to just leave. After Arlong's defeat, she officially joined the crew. By then, she had completely changed her mind about her fellow crewmates. Perhaps the most powerful example of her love for the crew came in the Skypeia Arc; she announced to Enel that treasure means nothing to her if she has to be alone, and that she would rather have nothing at all, while clutching Luffy's hat.
Even though Nami is only the navigator, the rest of the crew, including the captain, follow her orders without a question while on the ship, since they trust her instincts, knowing that she will steer them away from danger, and towards their next location. Nami is genuinely adored by the whole crew and valued for her second to none navigating skills, this care is especially shown in Movie 10 when the Straw Hats battled and conquered a whole army just to get Nami back. The only one who tends to disagree with her is Luffy, when he's being selfish like wanting to go to Skypiea, or tame a Kraken, but this is quite rare. Although she tends to prefer that they stay away from extremely powerful opponents, she has the utmost faith in "Luffy and the crew" when it has been decided that they must take action. One of her greatest displays of this is during the Whiskey Peak Arc, when Vivi is devastated at Igaram's ship being blown up by Baroque Works. She assures Vivi that her friends saved East Blue all by themselves (referring to Arlong's defeat), and that even a Shichibukai stands no chance against them, prior to them ever having faced an opponent of that caliber.
Monkey D. LuffyEdit
She soon came to respect Luffy's qualities as a leader, but often gets angry at his irrational thinking and short attention span. In such situations, she sometimes tends to get into violent outbreaks, often ordering him and the other members as well, even though he is the captain. Despite this, she cares for and trusts Luffy very much, and he often serves as an emotional anchor for her during times of crisis; like hugging him in Zou when he arrived after Sanji was taken away. She even cried for Luffy when he lost his older brother in the Whitebeard War, understanding his pain better than anyone and wanting to see him before he broke down. Through his continued selfless actions prior to her official entry into the crew, Luffy has proven the most responsible for changing her opinion of pirates.
Her trust in Luffy has changed since the first time they met. At first, she believed Luffy to be just like any other pirate and got angry when he told her he was one. She even planned on using him to get to Buggy's treasure, but eventually teamed up with him after seeing his interaction with Chouchou, changing her opinion of him. After saving her village from Arlong, despite not knowing anything about her past, she began to trust Luffy and realized he was not like the pirates she hated. In Skypiea, Nami put her trust in Luffy to keep her safe as she helped him ride up the beanstalk on the waver to go after Enel . When she is in danger or captured, she would almost always call out Luffy's name first before calling out the others. She even, most of the time, mentions him first when speaking about the crew, saying, "Luffy and the others..." or "Luffy and the crew...". When forced to leave the crew, Nami knows that Luffy and the others will come and save her no matter what.
Luffy always trusts her and considers her as his friend, even if she betrays him and the crew. Luffy and his crew consistently put themselves in the line of danger for the sake of helping others, including her, showing her that not all pirates simply act out of their own selfish ambitions without regards for others. Overall, she appears to be one of the crew members that respects Luffy the most. Nami finds it unbelievable that every member of Luffy's family (from Garp, Dragon, and Sabo) are powerful and dangerous, questioning if Luffy was really human from these relations. Nami is also one of the people Luffy trusts the most as she is often given his Straw Hat to hold on to or wear when he fights, or when she is greatly sadden or worried. This has been seen in the Arlong Park, Drum Island, Jaya and Skypiea Arcs. Nami cares about Luffy deeply and will often hug or hold onto him when she is scared or depressed.
When the pair need a quick getaway, Luffy will sling Nami under his arm and swing away (though Nami is very against this mode of travel). Though Nami would get angry at Luffy immediately for causing trouble when they land on an island before the timeskip, she appears to have gotten used to it since on Totto Land when Pekoms asked where Luffy had gone, she told him to just go to place with all the commotion. While Luffy was facing Charlotte Cracker, Nami aided him in his fight, even boldly telling the Sweet Commander that his fearsome reputation meant nothing as her captain will be the Pirate King. She would also show that she does not tolerate Luffy's dream being insulted in any way, getting angry and slapping Sanji when he did so.
As a running gag, Nami always charges Luffy for whatever reason, such as how she charged him a heavy sum for ruining her jacket during the Drum Island Arc. However, Nami later learns to restrain her rapacity after learning her grabby habit would bring unwanted consequences such as how, during the Whole Cake Island Arc, Nami levied everyone in exchange for her cooking which made Luffy volunteered to cook and ended up wasting all their food for an inedible dish. After the crew had replenished their supplies, Nami volunteered to cook while telling Luffy that she doesn't need his money to avoid the same debacle.
Nami has been shown to worry over Luffy's well being, particularly since the timeskip. On Fishman Island, after defeating Hody's crew, while everyone is chatting amongst themselves, Nami is seen looking up to where Luffy was battling against Hody with a worried expression. When he was poisoned on the way to Whole Cake Island, Nami is seen holding Luffy's hand, crying out to him. During the fight with Sanji, she cried out to Luffy as he started getting pummeled, begging Sanji to stop. She was even worried and distressed when Luffy decided to rip his arms out to escape the prisoner library.
Nami trusts Zoro's fighting skills and quite often depends on it, but easily gets annoyed by his lazy antics, such as his redundant naps. Zoro, like the rest of the crew, unquestionably trusts Nami's navigation skills and always follows her commands obediently. Nami's cunning personality, however, allows her to manipulate the laid-back Zoro and continuously keep him in debt as seen in the Loguetown arc when she insists on charging Zoro 3 times the interest despite him returning the money to her in the same duration of the trip. She is also highly successful in enslaving Zoro with his honor at Whiskey Peak saying 'You can't even keep a single promise can you?' to get him to do her bidding. The two are also usually found arguing, with Sanji intervening to help her. Also, the pair is known to be the heaviest drinkers of the Straw Hats as seen in the Whiskey Peak arc when the rest of the Straw Hats had gotten inebriated with alcohol unlike Nami and Zoro who were both fully conscious.
While Nami does find Zoro's trouble with directions greatly perplexing given her talent in the arts of navigation and will not trust him with sailing the ship or even travelling on land, she often tells other people with a better sense of direction to go along with him for fear that he might get lost. Zoro also cares for her safety and usually comes to her rescue, as evident in Alabasta when he tells her to hide and swiftly saves her from Mr.1 and in Skypiea when he slashed the sky sharks and pushed Nami to safety. He also got very worried when Nami was swallowed by Nola, hoping that she was still alive and promising that he would save her after his fight with Wiper. Nami cares for Zoro as well, as she risked her life by jumping into the sea to save Zoro in front of Arlong and the rest of the merman in the Arlong Park arc. Her concern for Zoro is most noticeably seen after the events of Thriller Bark, when she stayed by his bed alongside Chopper at one point during the party indicative of her anxiety at Zoro's severe injuries. It is also notable that when Chopper said 'Even if it's this noisy, Zoro's not waking up' to which Nami replied 'Even if Zoro is usually the toughest' in the Straw Hats, revealing her recognition for Zoro's mettle and strength despite how she often gets shocked and angry at his rash behavior as seen in the Little Garden arc when he wanted to cut off his legs and Nami looked greatly alarmed and screamed 'Are you crazy?' and often hits him when he tries to do something stupid such as refuse treasure. Nami and Chopper were also in tears, terrified to see Zoro lying on the ground still badly wounded from his injuries at Thriller Bark and unable to move and escape from Kizaru, who was about to kill him. Nami also knows Zoro better than anyone else just as shown when Nami was patting Zoro in the head, comforting him when he rebutted that he was worth two thousand men, a thousand more than Luffy's description of Sanji's strength 'worth of a thousand men'.
Though she respects Zoro, Nami cannot stand it when he chastises missing crewmates as she got upset when Zoro said that he wouldn't accept Usopp back into the crew at first and getting furious at Zou when Zoro blamed Sanji for going with Big Mom as Nami pointed out that Sanji had no say in the matter.
Nami has a very interesting relationship with Usopp. When they first met, she easily saw through his lies. It's not until she saw that Usopp would fight for his village that she started to like the sniper. Usopp found it annoying that she was getting special attention at the Baratie and felt betrayed when she discovered Nami was a part of Arlong's crew. However, Nami saved Usopp's life in Arlong Park when the fishmen pirates were planning to kill him. Nami saved Usopp by faking his death when she seemly stabbed him and pushed him into the sea. Nami had actually stabbed her own hand, which shocked Usopp and made him understood how determined she was.
Usopp and Sanji were the only crewmates to hear Nami's past, and Usopp was troubled to know that Nami was forced to work for the very man who had killed her mother. During his fight with Chew, Usopp pretended to be dead and waited for the fishman to leave, covering his body to look like he had been attacked. Usopp tried making some excuses and lies for what to say to Nami, but once he remembered Nami's helpless tears, Usopp felt ashamed and yelled at Chew to face him before eventually defeating him in fight. Afterwards, Nami and Usopp form a close friendship.
Nami told Usopp that he was the only person she could ask to make her a weapon to defend herself, since he would understand her point of view since both her and Usopp were considered to be the weakest of the crew. However, she does wriggle out of paying him for his service. Nami and Usopp are often seen hiding together when powerful foes rear their heads. Nami is one the crew members that will sometimes call Usopp "long nose" to which he finds irritating. A running gag in the series is that whenever Luffy decides to do something wild or stupid, both Nami and Usopp would normally sulk together and occasionally, with Chopper. Both Usopp and Nami will try and pretend that the dangers they were facing were not real but often brought sharply back to reality.
Nami was very distressed and upset when Usopp left the crew and was one of the most affected Straw Hats, along with Luffy and Chopper. Nami was happy to see Usopp again when he was disguised as "Sogeking" and treated him normally, even hitting him when her new clima-tact was too strong. When Usopp rejoined the crew, she was overjoyed to the extent that she even cried. Usopp cares for Nami very much and did his best to protect her from Absalom, who accosted her throughout Thriller Bark and expressed his distress to Sanji about failing to save her.
Nami was pleased to see Usopp again after the time skip so much that she hugged his head to her chest. Nami and Usopp also make a good fighting pair as they were able to bring down Baby 5 and Buffalo with relative ease and capture Caesar Clown as well. In the aftermath of the Punk Hazard incident, Usopp consoled Nami after she gave the kidnapped children to Tashigi. Nami even confided in Usopp that she feels safe around marine women because of her mother, leading Usopp to playfully tease her by saying that she was "going soft", which Nami claimed that he was one to talk. Later at Zou, Usopp panicked at the sight of Wanda wearing Nami's clothing and feared for Nami's safety. Later, he was in tears after seeing Nami and Chopper again, safe and unharmed, happy to be reunited with them.
Nami often takes advantage of Sanji with his undying devotion to her, ordering him to do her bidding. However, she does often get annoyed by his womanizing behavior during serious moments, and doesn't hesitate to beat him up. An example of this is when Sanji left a note behind for Nami before he boarded the Puffing Tom at Water 7, she was annoyed that the first half of the note was a pointless love letter before Sanji mentioned the more critical details last. At Enies Lobby, when Kalifa had defeated Sanji, she was amazed at Sanji's ethic at refusing to fight women and decided to pay back Kalifa for what she did, showing she has much respect for Sanji and his principles. Nami is also very trusting of Sanji's strength and is sometimes seen hiding behind him when there is an enemy nearby. Nami is always shocked and distressed whenever Sanji loses a fight and is even prepared to rush to his aid in some battles.
Sanji is always the first to volunteer to rescue or help Nami when she is in trouble. Nami will occasionally get emotional over his dashing rescues (like she does with Luffy) as she cried with happiness when Sanji saved her and the crew from Doflamingo and when Sanji returned to save Usopp from Jabra. Nami also gets angry by any of Sanji's perverted antics or "lovey dovey" behavior (especially towards her). When Sanji was temporarily switched into Nami's body during the Punk Hazard Arc, Nami made sure that he didn't go too far in his perverted antics. She went as far as to hurt her own body and also placing large fees for peeping and touching her body.
Despite Sanji's lecherous nature, Nami still cares and has concern for Sanji though usually she refrains from showing it in front of him (knowing what his reaction would be). This care was shown once in Zou when Sanji was unable to return to the crew, Nami cried to Luffy, over Sanji's sacrifice and was the most distraught crew member over his absence, despite the others reassuring her that Sanji would be fine. Nami even defended Sanji from Zoro when he blamed Sanji for leaving the crew at the worst possible time when it was not Sanji's fault to begin with. Nami didn't believe Pekoms when he stated that Sanji was connected to Germa 66 (a mythical evil army) but soon understood why Sanji was forced to leave (as Big Mom would likely behead someone close to Sanji). Nami later demanded Luffy to allow her to go with him on the mission to save Sanji, saying she felt partly responsible for his departure.
In the Whole Cake Island Arc, Nami shows she understands Sanji on personal level as when she encountered his malicious younger brother Yonji, she claimed that (apart from being a pervert) Yonji was nothing like his older brother. Nami was also shocked to hear the infamous history of Sanji's family from his older sister.
When she learned that Sanji turned down Charlotte Pudding, Nami was left in disbelief that Sanji would turn down a woman. Nami was the only one who was not fooled by Brûlée's clones of Sanji, saying that the "real Sanji" would never hide from them. When Nami saw Sanji again, she was overjoyed and confessed that she had been worried she would never see him again, but her happiness was short-lived when Sanji appeared to reject the offer to return and even insulted the crew for coming all this way for him.
She was shocked when Sanji continued to insult them and glared at her, and eventually, she was driven to tears when he proceeded to brutally beat Luffy until he lost consciousness. Afterwards, she angrily slapped Sanji and coldly dismissed him, sarcastically bidding him farewell and abandoning the idea of retrieving him. Notably, she also referred to him as just "Sanji" rather than her usual "Sanji-kun", signifying her loss of respect for him, but she cried even more as Luffy's yells failed to stop Sanji from leaving them. After Pudding reveals her true nature to them while she and Luffy were imprisoned, Nami was horrified and begged to be released, though she was unwilling to rip her arm off to escape as Luffy was.
When she and the others were able to make contact with Sanji, she was relieved to hear that if they helped with Sanji's problems then he would rejoin. However, she made it clear that she wouldn't forgive him for placing her in a worrisome state though was willing to forget about it to save him, even stating she would bring him back by force. This revelation wrongly elated Sanji who mistook it for a proposal.
Tony Tony ChopperEdit
Nami is very fond of Chopper, and is the first of the crew to recognize him as a doctor. She respects his knowledge in medicine and cares for his safety as much as her own. Likewise, Chopper respects her ability to navigate; though he tends to be afraid of her obsessive love for money and violent nature towards the "idiots" of the crew. The two share a relationship that is much like an older sister's and a younger brother's as Nami will comfort him when he upset e.g the betrayal of Doctor Hogback Chopper's idol. When things get scary (or cold) Nami will hug onto Chopper like a teddy bear. Due to his innocence and lack of interest in human females, Nami lets Chopper (despite him being a male) see her naked in the bath and even invites him to join her. She was particularly defensive for Chopper, as when Franky first suggested that they kill Chopper, who was at the time running rampant from overdosing on Rumble Balls, Nami threatened to kill him if he suggest anything of the sort again (this was before Franky came up with a better plan to help save Chopper).
When sailing to Totto Land Chopper was one who helped her with the cooking in Sanji's absence.
Nami gets along best with Robin, though initially was the one who distrusted Robin the most, but a purse full of Robin's jewels quickly changed Nami's mind. Robin is the only one she does not attempt to boss around or deceive, rather after despairing for the foolishness of the other crewmates she often goes to her seeking encouragement, being "the only one whom she can rely on". She views Robin much like a sister; in fact, when Robin was kidnapped by CP9 during the Enies Lobby Arc, Nami seemed to be one of, if not, the most distressed about her capture out of all of her crewmates. She very much enjoys Robin's company and when she goes shopping, she is often accompanied by a smiling Robin. Nami and Robin have connection due them both losing their mothers early in their childhoods this might explain Nami and Robin's motherly nature towards Chopper and Momonosuke.
Nami occasionally gets irritated with Franky, especially because he often engages in childish antics with the younger members of the crew (e.g. Luffy, Usopp, and Chopper) and will often end up doing something Nami deems either dangerous or stupid regarding the situation. For example, when Franky saves Robin upon entrance to Fishman Island, he expresses his relief at Nami's safety, to which the latter responds in frustration claiming, that he scared her almost half to death. Franky will often treat Nami like a younger sister calling her "girl" ironic since he is way more childish than her. Aside from his typical juvenile behavior, she gets along with Franky in most situations and often respects and appreciates his skills as a shipwright, as the other crew members do.
Nami was terrified of Brook when she first saw the skeleton and hid behind Sanji, but after to getting to know him they formed a rather comical relationship; shortly after meeting, Brook asked to see Nami's panties, which turned her fear into comical anger.
He can often be seen with Nami, as well as the "weaker" members of the crew (Chopper and Usopp) crying over scary situations, such as when Donquixote Doflamingo closes in on the Thousand Sunny for an attack. A recurring gag between Brook and Nami, is that Nami will often kick Brook in anger in response to him asking to see her panties. As with other crewmates, Nami will hug onto Brook when she is scared (much to Brook's joy), which can be problematic when they are in water as Brook will just sink due to him being a Devil Fruit user. Brook naturally finds Nami very beautiful and fights with Sanji for her affections. Despite his perverted nature, Nami trusts Brook as much as she trusts the rest of her crew as well as his talents as a swordsman. She also enjoys listening to his music like the others.
Nami can be very rude and short with Brook at time (though he usually gives her reasons to be angry). One example of this is at the end of Zou Arc when Brook volunteered to go on the Sanji's retrieval mission and Nami stated they didn't need him, causing Brook to become angry. At the beginning of the Whole Cake Island Arc, Nami caught Brook looking up her skirt when she bought her new outfit and promptly smashed him into ground, saying afterwards that she went "easy" on him. However, she still cares about him as she later helped the others in rescuing Brook from Big Mom and expressed pride in the musician when finding out he made copies of the Poneglyphs in Big Mom's possession but beat him up when he asked to see her panties as a reward.
Nami holds no ill will towards Jinbe for what happened to her as a child under Arlong's reign of terror, even though Jinbe himself feels solely responsible for Arlong and his actions in East Blue. After Nami told him she holds no qualms towards him or the Fishman race as a whole, Jinbe broke into tears, saying that he is indebted to her. Nami is then surprised at how much his guilt was eating away at him. It seems they have developed a friendship with each other (since Nami now refers to him as Jinbe-chan), and she also seems to care for his well being as she warned him about Wadatsumi incoming attack during the Battle in Gyoncorde Plaza. When Jinbe said that he would join the crew after he completed some unfinished business, Nami was smiling with the rest of the crew to show her approval of him joining someday.
During the Whole Cake Island Arc, Jinbe saved Nami and Luffy from being tortured by Charlotte Opera. After being freed, Nami questioned Jinbe as to why he was on the island and was informed that his crew is subordinate to the Yonko. She was also told that his previously unfinished business was rebellion against Big Mom which he resolved by taking down one of her children. Jinbe also protected Nami from the guards in Big Mom's palace until they were found by Chopper and the others. When disrupting the wedding ceremony, Nami was amazed when Jinbe boldly toasted a cup of sake in front of Big Mom to symbolize his departure from her crew in order to join the Straw Hats.
Afterwards, Jinbe officially became a part of the crew during the escape from Totto Land. When his former crew was in danger, Jinbe told the Straw Hats that he had to defend them. Jinbe was made to promise he would not die, so he would join the rest of the crew at Wano. Jinbe agreed to this and promised to return to their side as he joined his former crew in battle.
The rest of the village still adores her, even after she steals their money before leaving. Even when she joined the Arlong Pirates without telling them her reason for the desire to become independent, they refused to believe that she would truly betray them (as shown by Genzo's confession that they coerced the truth from Nojiko), and supported her in secret.
Nami also shared a close relationship with Vivi, to the point of an almost sisterly bond. Nami has a hot-tempered disposition, but Vivi is much more calm and collected. They switch personalities when something devastating happens; (i.e. Nami is the one to calm down while Vivi panics, such as when Igaram was seemingly killed). The two form a quick bond and pair together in most situations. Like the rest of the crew, she was deeply upset about her leaving.
She also made a good friend of Lola the zombie warthog, to the point where she even helped set Lola and Absalom up for marriage. Their friendship transcended over into the real Lola when Thriller Bark was taken down. Lola had a strange feeling she already knew Nami from somewhere else despite never meeting her before, Nami was just happy to see her friend. The two are later seen sharing a glass of beer during the party. To date, Lola has been the only person Nami has willingly handed some of her treasure over to. Lola now regards Nami as a sister, to ensure her and her friends were safe she gave Nami half of her Vivre Card for her mother (which Nami kept in her cleavage). Nami later put this Vivre card to good use in Whole Cake Island. She became horrified when she found out that Lola has been marked as a black sheep of the Charlotte Family, fearing for her friend's life, and when Charlotte Opera later threatened to torture her if she does not reveal Lola's location, Nami outright refused to betray her friend even though she fears torture, before Jinbe intervened. This friendship made it easier for Nami to befriend Lola's father and twin sister, both of whom also received negative attention from Big Mom. Nami was later more impressed to hear from Chiffon that Lola was proposed to by a prince, and that she would actually reject a chance to marry a person of high social status.
Haredas and Weatherian scientistsEdit
After Nami was 'sent' to the Sky Island of Weatheria, she quickly discovered by an old wizard like man named Haredas. Haredas tried cheering Nami up and remained friendly with her, even after she hit him. Nami respects Haredas and his knowledge over the weather, though she gets quickly annoyed with him in the same way she does with her crew. After Nami was imprisoned for trying to steal some of Weatheria's technology, Haredas was the one who bailed her out. Even though she earned the distrust of the other weather scientists, Haredas still accepted her. He took Nami under his wing for two years and taught her about weather and their technology. Apparently, during her two-year stay in Weatheria, Nami developed good relationships with all the weather scientists as they not only allowed her to have some of their equipment but also helped Nami and her crew escape Sabaody Archipelago. Haredas himself commented that Weatheria was going to be a much lonelier place with her gone.
The only member of the Arlong Pirates whom she has reconciled with is Hatchan, who alone escaped from the ship that transported the Arlong Pirates to prison. It was shown that she seemed to have less animosity for him when they met again, compared to the rest of the crew, and while she initially stated she was not willing to forgive him for what he did with the Arlong Pirates, she was relatively friendly towards him.
However, after seeing him get shot while trying to hold Luffy back in the auction house and hearing him say that he had hoped to do what he could to make up for what he and his former crew had done to her, she was brought to tears at this revelation. After that any lingering animosity that she had left seems to vanish; as she treated him like a genuine friend.
After the time-skip, Nami continues to show she has forgiven Hatchan, not placing her adoptive mother's death on him nor Jinbe. She expressed concern for him when he was wounded by Vander Decken IX.
Nami met the samurai in one cells of Punk Hazard when he was just a head as he been sliced up by Law's Devil Fruit so he still living. Nami and the other had fun messing around with his head much to Kin'emon's chagrin. Nami ask why he was just a head to which Kine'mon told her it was not proper for a woman to question a samurai which annoyed Nami, but he stated he was sorry that she had been striped. Nami angry claimed that it was a fashion style, Kin'emon stated it was obscene wearing breast-bands Nami asked if he didn't like it but Kin'emon made a pervert face said he did only to be stomped by an irritated Sanji. Nami figured out he was the samurai that heard about on the Den Den Mushi before entering Punk Hazard thinking he was dangerous Nami and Chopper were willingly to leave to Samurai behind in the cell but Kine'mon claimed he was searching for his son. Sanji sensing he was telling the truth took the Samurai with them.
Nami adores the samurai youth declaring him "too cute" and nick naming him "Momo-chan". However Nami is unaware how exactly perverted the boy is, Momonosuke delights in being pressed into her breasts and doesn't miss a chance to grope her body subtlety- much to the outrage of Sanji, Brook and even Kin'emon (Momonosuke's guardian). Momonosuke often rushes to Nami when he is feels upset, despite the males best efforts to keep him away from the navigator. Upon discovering the boy's royal ties, Nami seductively asked if his father kept treasure, pushing him further into her cleavage while asking, causing Zoro and Usopp to shout at her. The only time Momonosuke refused the idea of being cuddled by Nami was when making a deal with Luffy, despite being interested in Momonosuke's inheritance she choose to sail with Luffy to save Sanji, instead of staying with Momonosuke.
Due to her group's efforts in saving the Mink Tribe after they were devastated by an attack from Jack, Nami and her crew are considered as saviors to the minks. Therefore, they formed a harmonic relationship. Nami is especially close to Wanda, they even exchanged clothes as a sign of friendship, Wanda often expressed her gratitude to Nami by licking her vigorously. Nami also enjoyed sleeping on Yomo's belly and was delighted when Inuarashi praised her navigation skills, Nami has also bonded with Carrot with both of them picking similar dresses in Totto Land. Nami liked Pedro but found his behavior suspicious and shockingly, especially when he held a sword to Pudding's throat and ignored his warnings about her. Nami was horrified to discover Pedro was right about not trusting Pudding and even more horrified to see Pedro sacrificed himself for their escape from Whole Cake Island.
After first meeting him, Nami mostly ignored him due to being constantly pursued by enemies. However, she and Luffy somehow kept running back to Pound no matter where they ran, and Nami later forced him to reveal information on Big Mom. Upon realizing that Pound is Lola's father, Nami's opinion of him changed. Pound later attacked Brûlée when she was attacking Nami, cementing himself as an ally of the Straw Hats and an enemy of the Big Mom Pirates.
Chiffon and Nami are on good terms with each other due to Chiffon being grateful to Nami for saving her twin sister, Lola. Like Nami, Chiffon is also determined to keep her twin sister safe from her mother. When Bege ended his alliance with Luffy's group after escaping the Whole Cake Chateau, Chiffon was saddened to part ways with Nami, having become close to her.
Nami is an enemy to the Marines, as she carries a bounty on her head. She especially has hatred towards the Marine Captain Nezumi. Acting on a tip from Arlong, he uncovered the treasure that Nami had been hoarding in order to buy back Cocoyasi Village, and confiscates it from her. Once Arlong is defeated, Nezumi attempts to intervene against the Straw Hat Pirates, but is quickly defeated, along with the Marines he brought with him, by Zoro. Then Nami quickly attacks him with her staff for destroying the orange grove and shooting Nojiko. She then forces him to return the stolen money, rebuild Cocoyasi Village, and clean up all the mess left over from Arlong's reign.
Despite her general dislike toward the Marines, Nami does make some exceptions. Due to her mother being a Marine, Nami says that she is bad at dealing with female Marines, as she feels uncharacteristically safe around them. She realizes that she lets her guard down when female Marines are present and as such tries to avoid them. This is seen when Tashigi asked to take charge of the children from Punk Hazard. Nami willingly let her, saying that she cannot deal with Marine women.
Arlong and his pirates were her enemies for a long time; despite Arlong taking her into his crew, she showed no love for them due to what they did to her village and for killing Bell-mère. Arlong had fought Luffy claiming that she was his crewmate in the fight, even admitting she was "cute" for a human and admitted he had no respect for humans yet she was one of about two humans he was seen to show respect for, the other being Nezumi. After he mentioned fishmen and their superiority over humans, Nami responded how tired she was of hearing it, leading Arlong to acknowledge her skills and in the only witnessed incident in his appearance. He then apologized saying that she simply could not help what species she was. However, this was simply because of her skill to draw maps and mistreated her constantly while she was on his crew, locking her in the tower and never properly feeding her. Despite his treatment, Arlong considered her as one of his brethren and always celebrated her return to Arlong Park. He would even have his crew celebrate when Nami 'came home' as greeting their returning sister.
Nami acted the way he wanted her to. However, this led him to misjudge her character. This was mostly because of his own ideals based on materialistic values. He could not see how she would not be happy unless she had clothes, money and a place to sleep. He also did not see her betrayal happening until it was too late. Even at the final stages of his fight against Luffy, he still stated that he considered her a friend.
Despite being a member of Arlong's crew for the last eight years, Nami held nothing but bitter hatred for him and regularly tried to assassinate him, but Arlong held no grudge and even found her attempts amusing. On her part, Nami was nothing more than a slave to Arlong's reign and only continued to live with the abuse to free her village. However, after discovering that Arlong bribed Nezumi to steal all her treasure, Nami furiously confronted Arlong for his betrayal, only for him to mockingly ask when he went back on their deal. This caused Nami to cry in frustration, realizing he was never going to set her or her village free. After seeing Genzo and the other villagers preparing to fight Arlong, Nami angrily stabbed her tattoo in blind anguish until she was stopped by Luffy and tearfully asked for his help. After Arlong's defeat, Nami was brought to tears of joy that his reign of terror had ended.
Her experience with Arlong and his crew left a negative view towards fishmen and Nami was visibly started to see that Arlong's influences still affected others such as Hammond and Hody. During her talk with Jinbe, Nami outright stated that no matter how much suffering the fishmen race experienced, she will never forgive Arlong for what he did to her.
Nami was unfortunate enough to become the obsession of the invisible pervert Absalom as he saw her naked while Nami was bathing and holding her against a wall decided she was "fit" to be his bride. Luckily Usopp and Chopper drove the invisible scoundrel away but Absalom stalked Nami relentlessly despite Lola the undead warthog and Inuppe Sanji's shadow intervening. Absalom finally managed to capture Nami and drugged her with sleeping pills. Absalom and an unconscious Nami were at the altar with Absalom intending to kiss her to seal the vow but just in the nick of time Sanji burst in to rescue her. Nami remained unconscious and unknowing as Sanji fought for her, Absalom though greatly weakened was able to capture her again (due to Oars interrupting) but Nami awoke and fought Absalom after he hit Lola who she recently made friends with. Nami was able to beat Absalom due to the beating he took from fighting Sanji. Nami hated the invisible creeper for assaulting her and for treating her like piece of meat and though she was terrified of him, Nami stood her ground and scored a win against Absalom.
Charlotte Family and Big Mom PiratesEdit
Nami became an enemy of Big Mom's family and crew during the mission to retrieve Sanji from Totto Land. Charlotte Brûlée was very antagonistic towards her, saying that she wanted to slice her face because of how pretty it is. Nami also assisted Luffy in fighting Charlotte Cracker and later against Big Mom's army. She also took advantage of the influence of Big Mom's Vivre Card over the homies and made them into her unwilling allies. Charlotte Galette restrained Nami with her unnamed liquid powers, resulting in her capture. During a conversation with Big Mom at the Prisoner Library, Nami became more horrified when she found out that her friend, Lola, has been labelled as a black sheep of the family, and that her mother is aiming to kill her. Indeed, Linlin is prepared to force Nami to reveal Lola's location, so she could send an assassin to deal with her. Charlotte Opera was about to torture Nami to force her to disclose Lola's whereabouts, before Jinbe intervened. Nami initially thought that Charlotte Pudding could be trusted, until Pudding revealed her intention to murder Sanji during the wedding and that her mother was not going to let her and Luffy leave Whole Cake Island alive. While Nami was retreating into Bege's Big Father fortress after the assassination attempt on Big Mom failed, Charlotte Smoothie tried to kill her before Vinsmoke Reiju saved her from Smoothie's clutches. During the escape from Whole Cake Island, she encountered Zeus and immediately showed interest in it, offering for Zeus to became her servant, and used him to attack Big Mom. As the chase continued, several members of the Big Mom Pirates chased the team, among them Charlotte Perospero, Katakuri, Daifuku, Bavarois and Smoothie. When they re-encountered Zeus and Nami cleared her intentions for their partnership.