Najenda is a character from the Akame ga Kill anime and manga.
The head of the assassination group Night Raid, Najenda was a former general of the Empire that made the decision to defect to the Revolutionary Army after witnessing how morally bankrupt and corrupt the regime was from the actions of her colleague, General Esdeath. She successfully bands an army of her men together to defect to the Revolutionaries until she is blind sided by Esdeath's army in which she nearly lost all of her men and narrowly escaped death by her... with the exception of a shattered arm and a lost eye.
In the XP4 fics, Najenda is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is the leader of Night Raid. She also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.
In the AWA fics, Najenda is a student at the AWA Academy and yet to make an appearance.
Najenda is a woman with short silver hair and purple eyes. She wears an eyepatch where her right eye used to be. She wears a black suit that shows her cleavage. She has a mechanical right arm.
When she was younger, her hair was longer and she wore it tied and braided.
Najenda is taciturn, sharp-minded and level-headed, she leads the group with a surprisingly gentle, but firm air. Her years of experience serving in the Empire as a general have made her a highly capable leader. Najenda is sometimes mistaken as a man due to her boyish appearance, even sometimes being nicknamed 'The Hunk of the Rebellion" by her cohorts. She tends to have a habit of telling "cold jokes" and making bad puns.
She herself has commented that due to the injuries that Esdeath inflicted on her, she is only at 40% her original strength. This may have also rendered her unsuitable to handle her old Teigu, Pumpkin, which is now wielded by Mine. She is still, however, a capable fighter, being able to use her prosthetic hand to generate momentum for her kicks and punches that can rip a head off in one blow. She once demonstrated on Leone her ability to fire her prosthetic hand and reel it back in.
- Reel Assault (Rīruasaruto): She fires her prosthetic hand, reels herself to the arm, and quickly delivers a kick.
Najenda is calm and collective, being able to adjust herself to differing situations and giving out orders by adapting to the current situation. She is also able to rally Revolutionary Troops that were attacking the capital, enabling them to hold the line before Night Raid defeated Esdeath and the Emperor. Esdeath state that Najenda always lead her troops and fight with calm and burning heart, knowing her capabilities as a former fellow General of the Empire.
Before Najenda defected from Empire, she wielded the Teigu, Pumpkin and after her defection, she became Master to the human Teigu, Susanoo, up until his demise. Until her arrival at HQ, Susanoo was in a state of dormancy and began to react to her presence. Susanoo told the members of Night Raid that it was because Najenda resembled his previous master, who was a great general.
- Najenda's measurements are 85-58-86.
- In episode 18 of Akame ga Kill! Theater, Najenda is shown to have a fear of roaches.