Wild One Piece Fan Theory: Emily Rudd’s One Piece Character Might be a Princess Because of Her Name

Fan Theory Suggests that One Piece Live-action's Actor Emily Rudd's character might be a princess.

Wild One Piece Fan Theory: Emily Rudd's One Piece Character Might be a Princess Because of Her Name


  • Of all the characters in One Piece, Nami played by Emily Rudd is one of the most cherished and beloved.
  • Her past, though, is one aspect of the character that is still unknown.
  • In relation to this, a theory began making the rounds on the internet, suggesting that perhaps she is a princess and that her background could have deeper significance down the road.
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The character of Emily Rudd in One Piece, Nami is one of the most loved and adored characters from the entire series. Along with being the Navigator of the ship, she is one of the smartest of the Straw Hats. Rudd’s portrayal of the character was loved so much by the fans that she became one of the most popular actors in the series.

Emily Rudd as Nami in One Piece live-action
Emily Rudd as Nami in One Piece live-action

Nami initially had a very mysterious energy during the beginning of the series, as shown by Rudd too. However, it was later revealed that because of her deal with Arlong, she had to be the cat burglar and the betrayer, but later when everyone found out about the reality, she became the favorite Navigator of the Straw Hat Pirates.

However, one thing that is still mysterious about the character is her origins. Although there is some insight about where she grew up and who raised her, the real family and the place where she belongs were never revealed. In regards to this, a theory started circulating the internet that maybe she is a princess and her origin may hold a deeper meaning in the future.


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The Origins of Emily Rudd’s Character in One Piece

Emily Rudd’s character Nami was born into an unidentified family as a war orphan from the Oykot Kingdom. She was discovered as a newborn by Nojiko, and a few days later, in the aftermath of a hostile battlefield, by a severely injured Bell-mère, a female Marine.

Emily Rudd starred as Nami in Netflix's One Piece
Emily Rudd starred as Nami in Netflix’s One Piece

Nami and Nojiko were brought back to Cocoyasi Village by Bell-mère, who intended to adopt the two kids there. The three grew closer than any actual family could. Nami’s passion for mapping and navigation began when she was young, and she always wanted to draw a comprehensive map of the entire globe.


But Arlong invaded their village, and that’s where her challenging tale started. However, there is no knowledge about her true parents and her lineage. A popular theory though suggests that Rudd’s character might be a princess because of her name which can be a clue for something.

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Theory Suggests Nami Might Be a Princess

A common theory holds that each princess in One Piece has a name derived from a particular kind of flower. The scarlet flower is the source of Princess Scarlett’s name. The violet flower inspired Princess Viola’s name. The Shira Hoshi cactus inspired the name of Princess Shira Hoshi. Vivi bears the Vivi Violet’s name. 

Nami in One Piece
Nami in One Piece

Given that Nami’s name derives from the Oki no Nami flower, there may be a suggestion that Nami is descended from royalty. Nami may have a natural affinity for wealth because of her ancestry, and her desire for wealth may indicate that she intended to lead a luxurious way of life long before the monarchy in which her family was a member was overthrown. 

These points fit perfectly with Nami’s origin and maybe Rudd’s character is a princess and she does not it yet. If the theory is true, One Piece Live-action could hint at Rudd’s character being a royalty which would also fan the flames.

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