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Nana Pine is a witch from Border Town. She is the daughter of Tigui Pine.

Appearance[]

Nana is described as looking like a little girl, young and innocent.

Personality[]

Nana was a lighthearted and playful girl. After class she liked to play with birds or roll in the grass watching fights between insects. Unlike her friend Anna she constantly smiled, as if world's sorrows were unknown to her.

When she started practice she cried over deliberately injured animals due to her timid nature and was scared of severe injuries. After some experience, she has become a courageous woman who is willing to step onto the battlefield to heal her allies.

After two years, Nana has grown as a physician; she possesses a calm and professional manner when treating her patients, allowing them to vent their worries before "operating".[Citation needed]

Nana and Anna were so different that one could even say they were the complete opposite. After class you could always see her playing with birds or rolling around in the grass. If you asked what she was doing, she would giggle for a while before answering that she was looking at a fight between a grasshopper and ants. Nana was always smiling; it seemed to be in her nature. She was completely oblivious of the world’s sorrows, and at least at school, she could continue smiling without a care. Karl was even curious if she had ever cried since she was born.[5]

Background[]

Nana lost her mother at some point and was raised by only her dad since then. She attended Karl van Bate's lesson, but was noticeably not as attentive as other students.

Chronology[]

Nana in tears confessed to Karl van Bate in recent awakening after Anna's supposed execution, and asked if she would be hanged as well.[6] Seeing Anna was spared by Roland, Karl introduced Nana to him. She told him she had awakened a week before, trying to help a bird with broken leg. Test on a chicken was conducted on-site, the bird was repeatedly injured and healed, which left Nana dissatisfied. After the test she was sent away.[7]

After the sabotage plan of Hills Medde had failed, Roland ordered Nightingale to secretly bring Nana to heal Brian. When she saw him covered in blood she almost fainted, yet cured him and was returned home the same way.[8]

When Tigui Pine found out the truth she ran to Roland's castle in fright. After clearing up a misunderstanding Tigui accepted her awakening and assured he wouldn't change his attitude. He reluctantly agreed to let her stay in Border Town during winter.[9]

Nana was assigned to a hospital converted from fleed noble's house and practiced her magic in her spare time. Her first patient was a miner whose face was burned by steam exhaust. Bearing the fear she returned his face to its original state.[10] Since then if the horn wasn't sounded Nana stayed in the hospital and treated wounded militiamen and citizens under the protection of her father and guardsmen. During massive attacks of demonic beasts, she had been near the wall and treated wounds.

She painlessly went through her Day of Awakening, confirming Roland's hypothesis of safe survival by releasing magic power.[11]

Powers & Abilities[]

Medical Training[]

Due to the nature of her magic, Nana informally trained as a doctor. While not fully understanding the human body, Nana is skilled enough to make precise surgical cuts into sealed wounds that pose problems. She is skilled enough to make a cut to an optic nerve so that she can regrow an eye from scratch with her magic.

Magic[]

Her ability belongs to the summoning type.

Awakening[]

Healing: She produces a semi-liquid substance from her hands that only she can see. This liquid, when in contact with physical injuries, causes the wounds to heal rapidly. She can restore the damaged parts, including splits, fractures and bruises. She can also join amputated limbs together, but if the body part was completely missing, she could not regenerate it. Finally, she cannot reverse life and death, as her treatment became useless once people die.[12] According to Maggie, if foreign objects and material are mixed into the wound, they are effectively spat out during the healing process.

As noted by Anna, Nana's magic cannot replace blood.

After a few months of practice, she has become capable of regrowing minor body parts, such as fingers, if she put enough magic power into it. It takes her a quarter of an hour, to slowly regrow someone's fingers. The bones would grow first, then flesh and skin, at last nails and hair. This is exhausting for her to treat the broken limbs this way. However, she still cannot bring back limbs at once due to her limited magic power volume.[13]

With Lily's help, she can successfully exchange the limbs of different species, like exchanging the wings of roosters and grey eagles. The downside is that the limbs lose their functions after she joined them, so she has to exchange them back again.[14]

Adulthood[]

Object Enchanting: Nana's evolution on her Day of Adulthood allowed her ability to gain a new characteristic. Her original simple summoning power could now also be attached to objects and could continuously heal the injuries around her.

Compared to directly injecting magic power to heal, the effects of her new ability was clearly not as good; at least, it could not result in visible, rapid injury healing. However, it would use up a lot less magic power, and didn't require her to continuously use her ability, which was the biggest advantage enchantment had.

As long as the enchanted object kept existing, the patient's injury would slowly heal, and this allowed Nana to heal multiple patients at once. More importantly, it fundamentally removed the pain caused by the repetitive worsening of the patient's injury due to the alternating treatments that occurred when there was insufficient magic power. After her High Awakening, she had performed an experiment in the campsite at the back of Sedimentation Bay. A gauze that she enchanted with her magic could maintain effectiveness for over a week; this was already enough to pull the wounded out of a critical state.

The only problem was after she used up her magic power, the object would not disappear but remain inside the body of the patient. If she wanted to get the most out of her magic power, the enchanted object must be as close to the worst part of the injury as possible. Thus, Nana looked at the medical resources in the Dream World and decided to use the suture line for internal injuries and the gauze for external.[15]

Trivia[]

  • Nana is the first witch to never face prejudice as a witch after the end of the Union.
  • Nana's magic seems to ignore the concept of telomeres (which limit the amount cells can divide), given her magic evolved to the point she could regrow fingers.
    • Though its unknown if her initial magic only accelerated normal healing.

References[]

  1. Chapter 14 (novel)
  2. Chapter 575 (novel)
  3. Chapter 692 (novel)
  4. Chapter 1329 (novel)
  5. Chapter 10 (novel)
  6. Chapter 10
  7. Chapters 13-15
  8. Chapter 31
  9. Chapters 36-37
  10. Chapter 38
  11. Chapter 79
  12. Chapter 15
  13. Chapter 236
  14. Chapter 692
  15. Chapter 1333
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