A mysterious and fairly unemotional woman, Nakiami makes her first entrance when she jumps in and subdues the enraged Xam'd, turning him to stone and demanding that he come with her and live, or die. Akiyuki accepts, and she knocks him and Haru out with a few small movements. She then takes Akiyuki back to the ship with her, and starts operating on Akiyuki and working with his condition. Nakiami is a fairly serious and skilled person, who bears similar face marks to other mysterious characters related to the Xam'd and seems to have a lot of knowledge and expertise about it. She is a member of Benikawa's crew and flies a small jet-like vehicle. It has been noted that her character design and vehicle both share large resemblances to Nausicaa, and it may have been an inspiration for her character.