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Was Ninat in Avatar?

Was Ninat in Avatar?

I recently came across an old thread on the Tree of Souls forum titled, What do you think Ninat looks like? I must say that old threads like this hit me hard with the fun nostalgia hammer, there were so many things we didn’t and still don’t know about Avatar back then. However some of these questions have been answered in the years since. This is one of those question that has, we got some beautiful character art of Ninat when Pandora Rising was released. So we know what she looks like, however we aren’t sure if she shows up in Avatar the movie, so this is a topic I wanted to touch on. My guess is just that, my guess, this is totally for fun.

If you do a google search of Ninat you will come across speculation from various fans and sites who seem to agree the best possible guess for who Ninat is happens to be this lovely Na’vi to Neytiri’s right (I’ll refer to right vs left from our perspective as the movie viewer). This is by far the best shot we have of her face, the other screen shots I can get are just slightly different angles of this shot here.

It’s a logical guess, especially going off the lack of information we had at the time it was made. Which was simply her name, that she was the best singer, and that she could have been a potential mate for Jake. This particular photo is during the scene with the Omatikaya clan leaving their destroyed home and meeting at the Tree of Souls, which happens just before Jake shows up as Toruk Makto. However since we got a look at Ninat from the Pandora Rising game, I believe she could actually be the Na’vi on the left of Neytiri. As there are two Na’vi in this scene singing with Neytiri. Below we can see the three Na’vi women. Something else that makes sense in my mind is that the best singer would be in the middle vs on the end.

The 3 singers, including Neytiri.

Now let’s review what Ninat looks like in the art from Pandora Rising. Something important to note, this art is high quality, the pieces that depict characters we already know, such as Jake or Neytiri, look just like their movie counterparts. So I’m very confident if Ninat was in the movie she looked very close to this in the face.

When I study Ninats face and compare with the two women singing with Neytiri, I do think she is possibly the Na’vi to the left. The Na’vi woman on the right has a very uniquely shaped face, and her stripes don’t match at all. While the photos of the Na’vi to the right aren’t the greatest closeups, they show me enough to make me think she is not Ninat.

Neytiri with the singer to her left.

Ninat, the Na’vi to the right of Neytiri, and the Na’vi to the left.

The three best shots of the Na’vi who I believe to be Ninat, the left Na’vi. The stripe patterns don’t match up exactly with this singer either, that could be because there aren’t the highest of screen shots available so the artist took some liberties, or their is the possibility neither of these are Ninat. However I feel like if Ninat survived the Hometree destruction, which we don’t know, but if she did, as the best singer of the Omatikaya she would have been one of these two up front leading the singing for the clan. Looking at the face shape and what little information we have to go by, my best guess that this is in fact Ninat. Could I be wrong, absolutely, but they look very similar.

I’m curious what other fans think, Left, Right, or neither?

 

 

Meskxawng A New All Na’vi Podcast

Meskxawng A New All Na’vi Podcast

If you are looking for more listening exercises that are in Na’vi, look no further than Meskxawng. A new podcast from hosts Tekre and Wllìm. Meskxawng, which means two idiots, will have a new episode each Wednesday that covers a new topic exclusively in Na’vi. If you want to learn more about this Podcast you can check them out and give them a listen at https://meskxawng.wimiso.nl/ The first episode is titled Hufwe, meaning wind.

Avatar: Reckoning Trailer

Avatar: Reckoning Trailer

We now have a trailer for Avatar: Reckoning that includes a small glimpse at a few things in the game. You can see some of the character customization process, character type, and even game play. It seems like you can either switch between first person and third, or you will change perspectives naturally as you do different tasks in the game. I really like that we are able to customize our own character, that’s something that is always fun to me. Plus it seems this trailer confirmed we will in fact be using Avatars as our main character. Huge irayo to Victoria for sharing this trailer in the Avatar Meet Facebook Group.

You can sign up for updates from Avatar: Reckoning at https://avatarreckoning.com/

 

 

Avatar: Reckoning

Avatar: Reckoning

The official Avatar social media channels announced earlier today that we are getting yet another Avatar based mobile game. This one is titled Avatar: Reckoning and is a multiplayer online role-playing shooter that will be coming to iOS and Android in 2022. It will include solo, co-op, and pvp. So far the details and images are fairly sparse, but we will update you as more information is available. Currently you can sign up for BETA testing if you are in Canada, and can sign up with your email to receive updates directly from the developer when available. Check both of those features out at https://avatarreckoning.com/

An interesting detail to note from the following pictures that are available from the official Avatar Reckoning site is that this appears to be an Avatar in the promo pictures vs a Na’vi. They appear to have 5 fingers and the bottle on their back says AVTR on it. Leading me to believe this is an Avatar. That would also explain the human military styled look and gear.