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Nagata, Naomi

Discussion in 'Citizens' started by Naomi Nagata, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Naomi Nagata

    Naomi Nagata The Expanse
    Fixes Ships, Not People

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    NAOMI NAGATA
    "You underestimate my ability to break things."

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    Played by Nic

    Fandom: The Expanse
    Age: 30s
    Species: Belter Human
    Gender: Female
    Canon Point: Season 2, as the Weeping Somnambulist is forced to leave over 70 Belters to die on Ganymede
    NPC Companions: None

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Engineering GeniusThere are few ships, computers, or machines in general that Naomi doesn't know her way around. Her broad knowledge of all things related to mechanical engineering ensures that she can figure out how just about anything works. She's accustomed to working with crappy tech and few materials, with an uncanny ability to improvise solutions to problems that should be impossible. If Naomi can't fix it...

    EducatedFew Belters attain the level of education that Naomi has reached. She is mostly self-educated, having taught herself with tutoriala and do-it-yourself videos. She holds two engineering-related degrees that she busted her ass to earn. She is both intelligent and driven, and is undaunted by the kinds of obstacles that might turn others away.

    Flight OfficerNaomi's Flight Officer training has left her with many practical skills, and finessed those skills she developed before training. She is proficient with guns, though she will usually flatly refuse to use them. She knows enough in the way of self-defense to hold her own, with a scrappy, street-smart style of fighting (though this side of her is rarely seen because she will exhaust every possible option before turning to violence).

    What Gravity?As a Belter, Naomi is uniquely suited to the atmosphere (or lack thereof) of space. She thrives in low or zero-gravity, and is accustomed to looking out at vast black nothingness without any psychological repercussions. She can withstand traveling at high g-forces (with some assistance from certain chemicals), and can easily manuever in little to no gravity.

    HAND TERMINAL Naomi's hand terminal allows her to connect to any network, anywhere. It can also sync up with just about any device that is also on the network, which allows her to view whatever information is stored or accessible by that device. The hand terminal can also be used to make calls and send messages similar to a cellphone. The device itself isn't actually super high-tech - what makes it so handy is the fact that it can connect to and communicate with just about any other device.

    MAGBOOTS Magboots are pretty standard wear in space. They keep the wearer attached to any magnetic surface even in fluctuating gravity. The boots are turned on simply by tapping them together, and their power can be turned up and down in a similar way.


    WEAKNESSES

    What Gravity? take two
    Having grown up in a half-g or less, Naomi's body is not built to withstand Earth's gravity. Her bones are less dense, her organs unaccustomed to the same weight that those who have grown up on Earth take for granted. Pandora's gravity will be a significant hurtle for Naomi to overcome. She will be in a lot of pain, will find it difficult to move and even to breathe. If she has any hope of living a normal life on Pandora, Naomi will need to find a way to either compensate for or overcome her body's weakness to gravity.

    Additionally, having grown up in on space stations and Belter mining ships, Naomi has never set foot on solid ground with a blue sky above her. Her weakness to gravity aside, she will find Pandora to be disorienting and overwhelming, and will likely always be susceptible to bouts of vertigo when she looks up at the sky.

    Human
    At the end of the day, Naomi Nagata is as human as they come. She is susceptible to illness and injury, can be incapacitated with a heavy blow, etc.


    FREEFORM

    It felt like it took an eternity for the airlock doors to close. In those few seconds that stretched a lifetime, she saw the faces of each of the 70 Belters being left to die. Champa’s face stood out among them, his expression sorrowful but resigned, and shining with pride in their shared Belter strength. Naomi felt only the ache of loss and regret.

    Yet again, she hadn’t done enough. Would it ever be enough? This had been the trend her entire life: Naomi tried to do right by her people, but always seemed to fall short.

    Growing up in the Belt, one learned a profound appreciation for things that Earthers and Martians took for granted: a full belly, a mouth that wasn’t parched from thirst, lungs filled with fresh, oxygen-rich air. A unique bond formed between those that suffered and slaved together, a camaraderie that went beyond mere friendship or familial ties. More than that, you weren’t just a person, you were a Belter, a cog in a machine that ran on millions of other cogs. She’d found purpose at a young age, because a Belter without purpose was as bad as an old, broken ship left to rust at the docks, taking up precious space without giving anything back. She’d discovered a passion for fixing old, broken things that most others wouldn’t have bothered with.

    She should have been content with that, but she wasn’t. As a Belter youth she was swept up in the flames of resistance, seduced by the romantic notion of revolution. The Outer Planets Alliance sucked her in with its promises of justice for Belters, of sticking it to the man, showing those paxoníseki that you don’t fuck with beltalowda. Somewhere along the way she fell in love, a silly girl infatuated with an OPA hero. Too naive to see when she was being manipulated, used.

    And then she fell in love a second time when Filip was born. Filip, with his dark curls and wide, brown eyes. The beauty and innocence in that precious face, a face she would have destroyed worlds to protect… now lost to her forever, because she didn’t fight hard enough to keep him. She didn’t do enough.

    She’d learned, eventually. Of course, it was only after she was (in her mind) directly responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent people that she opened her eyes to the true nature of her human rights-activist comrades, her so-called beratnas. But that was how the world worked, right? A decision made was final, the ripples of its effects unstoppable. Detim imim finyish du wa ting, im ye fo sémpere.

    She managed to disentangle herself from the clutches of the OPA. She got out, she got herself educated, landed a position on the ice hauler Canterbury and vowed never to get caught up in someone else's cause again.

    Look at how that turned out.

    The airlock doors sealed with a soft hiss, and Naomi blinked out of her thoughts. It had only been a few seconds, but it had been enough for the weight of her whole life to settle on her shoulders. Still, she didn’t sag beneath it. If anything she stood a little straighter, held the burden up instead of allowing it to make her smaller. She hadn’t done enough on Eros, hadn’t done enough here. That didn’t mean she should give up.

    Champa was right: her work wasn’t done.

    With a final nod to Champa, Naomi turned to find her seat and strap in. She wouldn’t look back again. She’d move forward, keep fighting. And the lives of the Belters left behind would stay with her, another weight across her shoulders, another burdened held up with dignity, because anything less would be a betrayal to the lives she hadn't been able to save.

    I’m not done.


    Belter phrases paxoníseki - stunted Inner shorty (derogatory term for Earthers/Martians)
    beltalowda - "us Belters," or a term for Belters as a whole people
    beratnas - "brothers," or a general term indicating camaraderie
    Detim imim finyish du wa ting, im ye fo sémpere. - "Once a thing is made, it is forever."

     
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  2. Naomi Nagata

    Naomi Nagata The Expanse
    Fixes Ships, Not People

    Posts:
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    Gender:
    Female
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    Belter Human
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    30
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    She's all done! Just added her hand terminal and magboots to her equipment. :D
     
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    Lanni Moderator
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    Perfection, Nic! Accepted! <3

     
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