Nausicaa is the main character the protagonist of this story.
She is the princess of the Valley of the Wind hence the title of the film.
Nausicaa’s character affected me the most and is the best part of this film.
She has many great traits including:
It amazed me that Nausicaa’s “male” dominated traits did not overshadow or replace her “female” ones.
I relate to her love and compassion for the planet and all living things on it. She uses this love to fuel her acts of bravery throughout the story.
But let’s not forget about Nausicaa’s Intelligence which also an important character trait.
Almost by accident and with the desire to save her father Nausicaa figured out why the jungle is toxic.
It all came down to the soil, not the trees and in fact, trees could be grown to produce non-toxic spores.
I wish the film had come back to this moment later on but the discovery alone was impressive.
Currently, everyone believed that the forest is toxic and the only solution is to destroy it.
In reality, there could be a way to coexist and grow non-toxic trees.