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Gentle Giant Studios Avatar: Neytiri Mini Bust

Updated on December 13, 2012

In 2009, James Cameron released a movie that would eclipse his previous blockbuster 'Titanic'. He also introduced us to a new heroine. That movie was 'Avatar.' The heroine is Neytiri.

Like many heroines before her, Neytiri is a complex woman with many facets to her personality. She is neither good nor bad, sweet nor bitter; joyful nor sorrowful. She is all these and more.

So who exactly is Neytiri? Let's find out.

Gentle Giant Studios Avatar: Neytiri Mini Bust

Neytiri Is a Daughter

Neytiri Tskaha Mo'at'ite is the youngest daughter of Eytukan, the clan leader, and Mo'at, the spiritual leader of the Omaticaya tribe.

Neytiri has great love and respect for Eytukan

and Mo'at both as her parents and the tribal leaders. But like most parents and children, they have their disagreements.

Neytiri is a headstrong girl with a mind of her own. She has been known to go against her parents wishes and do what she believes is right. This means that Neytiri has her parents' disappointment to deal with afterwards. Neytiri's decision to take Jake Scully as a mate is a particularly hard pill for her parents to swallow but Neytiri had to follow her heart.

Eytukan and Mo'at

From Annaaira, Avatar Wiki

Despite this, Neytiri and her parents have a close bond. When her father suffers a mortal injury during the final battle, he presents her his own bow as a final gift. Neytiri is beside herself with grief as he lays dying. By this time, we have grown close to Neytiri and her family and we feel her pain. It is heartbreaking to see someone as strong as Neytiri laid low like this and we cry with her.

Neytiri Cries

From Likeadream, Avatar Wiki

Neytiri Is a Warrior

Neytiri is a proficient hunter/warrior. She is a skilled with the bow and can wield a knife deftly in close combat. Neytiri is a competent direhorse rider but her passion is flying. She is a top-notch ikran (banshee) flyer and is happiest when she is flying her ikran, Seze.

Neytiri is a deep respect life and kills only to provide food for the clan or in defense.

Neytiri on Her Banshee, Seze

From HYperKnighT, AvatarWiki

Neytiri Is a Teacher

When Neytiri brings Jake back to the Omaticaya tribe, Eytukan is angered by his daughter's actions. Neytiri's older sister, Sylwanin, had been killed by RDA soldiers. From that moment on, Eytukan and Mo'at banned all humans from entering the Omaticaya clan.

After Neytiri explains the omen concerning Jake, Mo'at tasks Neytiri with teaching him the ways of the clan. Neytiri at first balks but then relents.

As the daughter of the spiritual leader, Neytiri is ideally suited to mentor Jake. It is not an easy task as this involves not only learning how to become a hunter/warrior but also embracing the traditions and culture of the clan. On occasion, Neytiri has to employ some unorthodox methods to keep Jake on track.

Neytiri Finds a Slap Helps Jake Focus

on His Lessons

From Likeadream, Avatar Wiki

Before Jake can become a member of the Omaticaya tribe, he must pass one final test; he must choose an ikran.

Neytiri takes Jake to the Hallelujah Mountains where there are many ikran. Jake asks her how he will know when he has chosen the right ikran. Neytiri replies that it will try to kill him.

Neytiri has been a good teacher. As Jake successfully flies his chosen ikran, she looks on with pride.

Back with the Omaticaya tribe, Jakes becomes 'one of The People.'

Jake's First Banshee Ride

From Ghazlya, Avatar Wiki

Neytiri Is a Mate

Neytiri's relationship with Jake gets off to a shaky start. In fact, when she first lays eyes on him, she tries to kill him. However a sign from Eywa stays her hand and Neytiri instead brings Jake to her tribe. Mo'at instructs Neytiri to mentor Jake and teach him the ways of the Omaticaya.

During this time, Neytiri and Jake grow closer and eventually fall in love. When Jake passes his final test at the Hallelujah Mountains and is initiated into the Omaticay clan, Neytiri takes Jakes to the Tree of Voices. It is here they chose one another as mates and consummate their commitment before Eywa.

Though young, Neytiri is able to look past Jake's avatar facade and see him for who he truly is. They are well suited to each other as they are both loyal, devoted to each other and the clan, have brave heats and are skilled hunter warriors.

Avatar - Awaken

Neytiri Is a Role Model

Neytiri encompasses the traits we have come to expect from our role models. She is respectful of the Na'vi way of life and follows their laws and traditions. While she is a skilled warrior/hunter, she understands that life is precious and only kills when necessary. When she rescues Jake from the viperwolves, she is saddened by what she has been forced to do.

Neytiri is a brave, loyal, and determined. She does what she feels is right, carefully weighing her options and choosing what is best for all.

As the future spiritual leader of her people, Neytiri is committed to her clansmen. She is prepared to put her own life at risk for the welfare of her loved ones and the clan. Neytiri will fight to the death for them if need be.

Neytiri has wisdom far beyond her tender years. She can see past others physical imperfections to find the inherent good in them. She is quick to anger if she feels those close to her have done wrong. By the same token, she is quick to forgive if she believes the wrong-doer is truly sorry and willing make amends for their misdeed.

Neytiri Tskaha Mo'at'ite

From Airblader, Avatar Wiki

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Gentle Giant Studios Avatar: Neytiri Mini Bust

If Neytiri has captured your heart, here's your chance to own a piece of movie magic. The Neytiri Mini Bust shows Neytiri in a commanding pose wielding her trusty bow and arrow as she takes careful aim at her quarry.

This beautiful figure, by Gentle Giant Studios, is carefully detailed and created from the actual 'Avatar' 3-D models. Cast in high quality poly-stone, this lovely sculpture the essence of Neytiri. Measures 7" x 6" x 3" and weighing approximately 1.1 pounds, this mini bust is hand painted with an ethereal radiance which can be seen with the pocket black light lamp which is included.

This limited edition figurine is hand numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I never saw the movie and knew nothing about Neytiri. Shows you how little I know, doesn't it? :) All I can think of when I look at her is that she is oddly sexy, and that bothers me a bit. LOL

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      Phoenix2361 5 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: She is definitely one of my favourite characters from the movie. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      I have to admit i still didn't have a chance to see this movie. But on the other hand I could enjoy your presentation of Neytiri without any kind of prejudice... You are right - she looks like a great role model!