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"We need to get her down the mountain. She's very important, and there are people that want her dead."
Andy Brennan[src]

Naido was an eyeless woman who resided in a structure on the purple sea.

BiographyEdit

After vanishing from the glass box in New York City, Cooper found himself outside a structure set in the middle of a large body of water. Inside, Naido sat in front of a fireplace as Agent Cooper approached her. She did not speak, only letting out a breathy noise and signaling Cooper to be quiet when something began banging on the door to their room. She kept him away from a mechanism in the wall and led him up to the roof, where it became clear that they were in a tiny vessel in an expanse of stars. Naido pulled a lever and received an electric shock, throwing her into the dark void surrounding them.[1]

Following a message from the late Garland Briggs, members of the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department visited a location on Blue Pine Mountain on October 1 and discovered Naido lying on the ground, naked. As Deputy Andy Brennan held her hand, a vortex appeared in the sky, and he disappeared. After an encounter with the Fireman, Brennan reappeared, holding Naido in his arms, and told the others that they needed to keep her safe and secret.[2]

Andy and Lucy Brennan placed Naido in an empty cell at the sheriff's station, giving her one of Lucy's bathrobes. As she continued to emit strange chirping noises, a drunk in the cell nearby began mimicking her, causing Deputy Chad Broxford to scream at them to be quiet.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Naido is portrayed by Nae Yuuki, who previously made a notable appearance giving a surreal monologue in David Lynch's film Inland Empire.

EtymologyEdit

In Japanese Buddhism, the term naidō () literally translates to "Inner Path,"[3] simultaneously describing "inner teachings" or "[one] within the path" of nature and righteousness.[4] Although the character 道 is most associated in the West with Chinese Taoism, it is used in East Asia to describe similar concepts in Shintoism and Buddhism, which has been studied by both Lynch and Frost.[citation needed]

In the now-extinct Tambora language, "naido" is the word for "black." The language was spoken by the Tambora, a culture native to Sumbawa Island in Indonesia that was wiped out in the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora.

In Spanish "naido" is "odian" (they hate) reversed.

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