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60th Hunger Games: Nami Sada by Jazz-Rhythm 60th Hunger Games: Nami Sada by Jazz-Rhythm
I've been wanting to try out an open medium OCT, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to experiment with different storytelling methods. I also want to see if I can try working with more basic plot lines, so let's hope I can stick to something simple this time o.o

Nami Sada


5 (second pick: 6, third pick: 3)

Health issues:
Due to her morbid fear of the Hunger Games, she develops an onset of panic attacks after she is Reaped.

Body type:
Short, well-fed, still maintains much of her baby fat, little muscle

Eye Colour:

Hair Color:

-A basic understanding of geology that helps her identify natural hazards
-Has a knack for predicting the weather
-Some experience in martial arts and hand-to-hand combat thanks to her father Omothay, who works as a security officer (however, Nami shows a lot more finesse in training than she does in actual combat. Nami is likely to forget or abandon what she's learned when it comes to an actual fight)

-Utterly terrified of death and the idea of death
-Physically weak
-Easily panics when in danger - very prone to bursting into tears
-No experience in using weapons

Father: ???
Mother: A Japanese woman who is a mystery to Nami
Adopted father: Omothay Mactíre
Adopted mother: Randashi Mactíre
Adopted brother: Eyado Khothson

Nami is an illegitimate child adopted by her current parents when her biological mother couldn't care for her. After giving Nami up, her mother's last request to Omothay and Randashi was to preserve Nami's cultural identity and not allow her to come under the influence of the materialistic ways of the Capitol. Though not Japanese themselves, Omothay and Randashi did their best to raise Nami with watered-down Japanese values from what they could find in scarce historical texts, encyclopedias, and other Japanese individuals within District 5. However, with Panem mostly cut off from other countries and ethnicity meaning so little within the districts, Nami is more likely to identify herself as a child of Panem rather than Japan.
After they adopted Nami, Omothay and Randashi lost all contact with her mother. They have no idea where she went, and they have little to tell Nami about where her mother came from or what her backstory was.
Nami had the fortune of growing up in reasonable living conditions. Hunger has never been a concern for her with her parents making a good income and District 5 being stocked with just enough food to feed its citizens. Nami has an especially strong relationship with her older brother Eyado, who is also adopted and practically an idol to her.

Significant other:

Upon her arrival to the Capitol, Nami became incredibly withdrawn, viewing everyone as a threat. She dislikes confrontation and will try to avoid eye contact or dialogue. When she has to talk, it's in a soft and quavering voice. Despite being wary of other people, she is very dependent and feels too insecure to be alone - she's almost to the point where she requires someone to be with her at all times. She openly shares what's on her mind to those she trusts, which are people who have proven to have no intent to harm her. Nami prefers to please people, so when she's in the middle of a conflict, she will do what she can to come to a compromise. Above all, she constantly wants assurance, that everything will be okay, that she will live and return home.

A silver pocket watch. Nami's mother gave it to her adoptive parents as a small token of gratitude for taking in her daughter. It appears to be broken with a crack on its lens and the hands stuck at 4 o'clock.
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude. I'm taller than she is. Thisneverhappens

I've never read the Hunger Games, but I've at least seen the movie so I can kind of put this character in the situation. I worry for her and her withdrawnness. XD

Also, I'm so sorry for taking so darn long to look at your stuff D:
Jazz-Rhythm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfft, well she is only 12 xD

Poor thing is the smallest tribute in the tournament, though. All the big kids are gonna murder her.

And that's totally fine! It's not like you're required to look through my stuff, although I'm happy you took the effort to do so anyways :'D
Kintupsi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's cute, but kind of pathetic. T^T I think Riven and Nami might get along (after the first bouts of paranoia, of course). :P If we both get accepted, do you think Nami would be up for an alliance with the D6 tributes?

P.S. You'd better finish Nami's Reaping soon; December 5th is creeping upon us! :iconnoeswooplz:
Jazz-Rhythm Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, completely pathetic, almost useless in fact. As far as alliances go, even though Nami would like to have all the help that she can get, I want to see how the tournament progresses after auditions before I commit my character to any alliances.

And eeee, I'm aware of the deadline oAo At this point I'm hoping for an extension, which I've been told is likely, but if not, I can fall back on a short written entry and hope it's passable
Kintupsi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I see what you mean. :nod: I hope you get that extension soon! o.o
Skykitten123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMG!!!!!!!!!! This is awesome!!!!!!
inucheychan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
inucheychan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, adopted dad...but still...

This will be fun to watch.
Jazz-Rhythm Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's also her adopted dad in their original canons! =P

But he won't really have a major role in this story, I'm sorry to say
inucheychan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:'( sadness...nonetheless I expect at least one panel in your audition of that bearded loaf of hunk.
Jazz-Rhythm Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry, he'll have a couple lines to say in the audition xD
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, I wanna hug her. :( Poor bby. Major kudos for creating a 12 year old, too; people don't often make those.

However... the idea of her being Japanese clashes with the isolationist nature of Panem in the canon. It's not explicitly stated, but most people have the impression that Panem is the only nation left in the world by the time the events of "The Hunger Games" roll around. The huge cataclysm that changed the face of the globe and which prompted Panem's creation probably would have destroyed the Japanese islands or severely damaged them at the very least. If Nami's ethnically Japanese, that makes sense, but not her being culturally Japanese, at least by the events of the 60th games. I'd highly recommend changing that part of her backstory a little so that it seems more feasible and maybe even her name so that it fits better with the preexisting mythos Collins created. However her name could still fit if it's explained that no one knows what it means anymore, it's just been passed down through her family's history for generations, and her mom wanted her to have it. Or something. :shrug:

However, feel free do do whatever you feel like; this is just my two cents. :) Best of luck to you, and I hope you get accepted! :handshake:
Jazz-Rhythm Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not so keen on changing the name because this character was originally made for an entirely different canon, and if a nation as big a Panem is able to survive the "end of the world", I'm going with the assumption that other nations survived too, even if they have drastically changed (geographically and culturally - I'm obviously using culture as a plot device here). Since the books never explored what happened beyond Panem, I'm going to attempt to do so to add some new perspective on a story that's already been told a hundred times by HG fanfic writers.
You make some good points, though. Her name holding no meaning to Panem citizens would make sense, and thinking about it, Nami probably wouldn't even know what it means since she never had her mother around to tell her. However, her mother's own backstory has a lot to do with why she holds her culture so important, and something I haven't made explicitly clear yet is that she's not a native to Panem. I hope to further explain all this madness throughout my entries, but for now I'm playing them up as mysteries for you guys to wonder about and think "wtf" XD

Thanks for your feedback though! It made me think and take some new things into consideration. And best of luck to you too!
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, fair enough. :)

You're very welcome. =D
Saerif Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sick of the Games yet, I take it? XD
Jazz-Rhythm Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want in on some of the action too! =P
Saerif Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish you luck! I can't wait to see what you cook up XD
kaalashnikov Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love this character. People don't usually make younger ones, she's so cute :C

I don't think culture exists much in Panem though, so I'm not sure about the bit about her being.. Japanese. Different races seem to exist, but I think all districts have a strict identical culture. Maybe you should explain why she's decently well off, too? Not many people in the districts are. I see you wrote about her father being a security officer, but district folk don't usually get to do those kind of jobs... Peacekeepers do all the security.
You could have it so that her father worked closely with Peacekeepers though and got a lot of extra handouts from them? :) That could work.
Jazz-Rhythm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll admit I was kinda wary about making her Japanese heritage prominent (especially since Japanese characters are just so overdone gaaaaah), but the books never really explained Panem's connection to other countries, so I'm making up my own stuff in that regard. I'll just say that Nami's mother isn't actually native to Panem and doesn't have a favorable outlook on Panem's customs, but I'm trying to keep her a mystery to explore in my entries.

As for her father and District 5 being well off, those are things I referenced from with Hunger Games wiki page [link] A powerplant security officer was one of the listed jobs, so I thought that would be a good way to explain why her father would have experience in combat. And apparently District 5 has a low tesserae turnout, which means they either have a small population or they have enough food to go around. With my interpretation, I'm going with the latter.

Thanks for your feedback though! :)
bunnychan13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   General Artist
Oooh! She's really interesting! I really love her personality traits and I think it would be refreshing to this kind of character in the Games. Good luck!
Jazz-Rhythm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :) Good luck to you too
mohamedfreezer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
greeting my fellow

woooooooooow nice'

thak you for the hard owrk

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