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That locker room might've made my father the man he is... but it also made me the woman that I am.

Nomi Marks is a political blogger and "hacktivist" based in San Francisco. And although she grew up in a family that wasn't immediately accepting of her, Nomi is a proud trans-woman and lesbian, happily living with her girlfriend Amanita.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Nomi was born August 8 to Janet Marks through C-section, which "reinforces her mother's clinical approach to Nomi"[2], and was raised in an upper middle class white family. As a teenager, she took the blame for older hacktivist Bug's hacking into the Pentagon's computer network during the Iraq War, explaining, "I was a juvenile. I had rich parents. I got off with community service."

During her childhood, her father forced her to join the swim club that "made him the man he is today." Despite the boys' relentless taunting, she refused to be nude in the showers due to her teenage insecurity and gender dysphoria. One day, a group of boys subjected her to a scalding hot shower, giving her second-degree burns, the scars of which she still bears on her torso. Afterwards, she refused to be a part of the swim club. She later tells Lito that her experiences in the swim club pushed her into becoming the woman she is today.

HistoryEdit

Season 1Edit

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RelationshipsEdit

Outside the cluster Edit

  • Amanita: Nomi is in a long-term relationship with Amanita, a pansexual woman. Amanita's mother is a "child of the 60s." Neither Amanita nor Amanita's mother ever question or doubt Nomi's new-found experiences as a sensate, both keen to accept the unknown. Amanita works in a bookstore and also supports charity gigs within her community. When Nomi is faced with an impending lobotomy in Season one, Amanita stops at nothing to ensure Nomi escapes the hospital. As a couple, they are frequently depicted as having an open, affectionate relationship.
  • Janet Marks: Nomi deeply resents her mother who constantly misgenders her and calls her by her birth name (Michael).
  • Teagan Marks: Nomi appears to have a working relationship with her younger sister.
  • Bug: Upon reconnecting with hacktivist Bug, he immediately sexualizes her. Despite this, they mutually respect and need each other. Bug feels eternally indebted to Nomi for saving him from imprisonment. He supplies her cluster with hacking technology that is not "strictly legal."

Inside the cluster Edit

SkillsEdit

  • Hacking: cyber crime skill set - research, data analysis, placing false information, looking for information, copying phone, hiding information, and social engineering (such as knowing how to use people and items to an advantage)

Memorable QuotesEdit

  • "For a long time, I was afraid to be who I am, because I was taught by my parents that there’s something wrong with someone like me. Something offensive, something you would avoid, maybe even pity. Something that you could never love.....I was afraid of this parade because I wanted so badly to be a part of it. So today, I’m marching for that part of me that was once too afraid to march. And for all the people who can’t march, the people living lives like I did… Today I march to remember that I’m not just a me, but I’m also a we. And we march with Pride." - Nomi's online speech before the San Francisco Pride March in I Am Also A We
  • "I'm crying because no one's ever defended me before." - Nomi to Amanita in Limbic Resonance
  • "I'm not the one that's gonna need an ambulance." - Nomi to Dr. Metzger in W. W. N. Double D?
  • "That locker room might've made my father the man he is... but it also made me the woman that I am" - Nomi to Lito in Death Doesn't Let You Say Goodbye
  • “At a certain point I realized there’s a huge difference between what we work for and what we live for” - Nomi to Lito in Death Doesn't Let You Say Goodbye
  • "The real violence...  the violence that I realized was unforgivable...  is the violence that we do to ourselves, when we're too afraid to be who we really are." - Nomi to Lito in Death Doesn't Let You Say Goodbye

Gallery Edit


References Edit

  1. http://www.buzzfeed.com/emilyorley/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-eight-main-characters#.kkpRlaAQ
  2. https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/613475211682320384

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