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A Silpelit Diclonius who is kept in a research facility her entire life until secretly being released after a brutal battle against Lucy.
Nana is a Diclonius who loves her "Papa" a great deal.
There's isn't much known about Nana's origin other than she is not Kurama's real daughter, as she originally believes, and it is strongly believed that Number Three is her older sister. She also has a deceptive appearance, as all Silpelits would to the untrained eyes, of an age somewhere around 12-14; she is actually more around six. Silpelits age more quickly than humans, or the Queen Diclonius.
Nana is first introduced into the story as Number Seven, the first (and only) sane Diclonius. Even though she has to endure torturous experimentation, she remains cheerful because of her 'Papa,' who is Kurama, the General Director. As long as she has his praise, she is able to remain as normal as a human girl.
Kurama, on orders of his own, sends Nana to reclaim Lucy, who escaped earlier in the series. He strictly orders her to only find Lucy, and not engage her in a battle. However, since she wants to impress him, she ends up fighting and losing all of her limbs along the way. Kurama shows signs of really loving her by punching a thankfully disabled Lucy right in the face.
Limbless, she's declared useless by Chief Kakuzawa; she's ordered to be killed. Nana didn't mind, but lamented that she'd not been more useful to Kurama. Despite that, she is not killed. Kurama equips her with prosthetics and sent her away with a bag full of money.
Stranded and barely able to properly use her new limbs, Nana encounters Bando. They both realize they have a common goal and thus are both able to walk away. Initially, Nana tries to make her way through a world she's never been in and hit a few bumps (such as using money to make fire). Mayu, a girl who'd witnessed, but denied the reality of Lucy and Nana's fight, meets Nana, ends up becoming her friend, and sheltering her at the Maple House, where Lucy is also taking refuge.
At Maple House, Nana immediately attacks Lucy and is confused when Lucy doesn't fight back and when she is scolded by all of the other residents ( Kohta, Yuka, and to a lesser extent Mayu). It is explained to her that she attacked a ' Nyu,' not a 'Lucy.' Although Nana still has her suspicions, she apologizes to 'Nyu' and becomes the newest member of the household. After all, if it is really Lucy, she'll just wait until Lucy shows it.
Nana becomes comfortable at Maple House and enjoys living such a simple life. Even though she has trouble adjusting to certain things, she confides in Yuka that she doesn't want to be alone. So, when another Silpelit ( Number Thirty-Five, Mariko, Kurama's real daughter) is sent to retrieve Lucy, she is the first to go after her. She tells Mayu she'll return for noodles, but this was probably just to calm her friend.
When she first sees Mariko, she underestimates her and is quickly subdued, but not killed - possibly due to Mariko's attention being turned to Lucy and Kohta instead.
Shortly after, it is revealed that Mariko is jealous of the fact that Nana was able to waltz around, have friends, and call her father 'Papa.' It isn't exactly certain whether Nana was aware that Kurama wasn't really her Papa prior to this, but she doesn't show any hatred towards Mariko for being her real daughter and also doesn't put up much of a fight when Mariko chokes her via her vectors.
Kurama leaves Nana's side and carries Mariko away. Mariko, who has many bombs inside her set to go off if a certain code sent, explodes, killing both herself and Kurama. Nana is absolutely devastated.
At the end of the series, Nana is able to return to Maple House with Mayu, Kohta, and Yuka, after Lucy urges her to do 'what she can't.' It's implied that, that is simply living a normal life. Nana does just that.
Nana vector abilities are based on speed and range. She has a 5 meter range and is one of the fastest--exceeding both Kaede and Mariko in speed. (This fact is only mentioned in the manga.) She is also able to disable other diclonius by inserting her vectors in their pineal gland. Later, she uses her prosthetic arms as projectiles.
In the manga, Nana is far more emotionally fragile and nearly snaps three times. She can grow violent in desperation, yet is one of the few Elfen Lied characters that can say she has never killed anyone. In the manga her hair and eyes a purple unlike the anime standard pink.
In addition, Kurama does not die, thus Nana is able to live alongside him.