Macky, you are killing me!! Who are Nami's parents??
Sorry for killing you! :D
Nami’s mother, Sessi, was an adventurous marine biologist from the Southern Water Tribe. She wasn’t a waterbender, but she loved the sea and was a skilled sailor who independently tracked and catalogued the migration patterns of thousands of Dolphin-Whales and Koala Otters. She was commissioned by the Northern Water Tribe to evaluate the environmental impact of oil rigs off the coast of the North Pole. During her field work, she met Tomkin, a non-bender laborer on one of the oil rigs. (She actually saved him from drowning when he accidentally fell into the icy waters.)
He took her to dinner to thank her, and they hit it off~
They married, had Nami, and settled down in the Northern Water Tribe. Sessi wasn’t exactly the domestic type, though. As much as she loved her daughter and husband, she couldn’t stand being cooped up in the North Pole, so she resumed her research and went on numerous month-long expeditions across the ocean. One day, she didn’t come back. It’s unclear what happened, but authorities guessed she had crashed into an iceberg. Her father was of course devastated. Nami was only 6 years old when it happened.
*** I know the dead mom trope is overdone, but apart from Genji, everyone else in Team Avatar had a relatively normal childhood. I chose this for specific characterization, plot stuff, etc. Also apparently around 8% of households in the U.S. are single-father homes, so it isn’t as uncommon as some people think ***