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I'm not giving up my friend.
— Nora talking to Ellie

Nora Harris is a character who appears in The Last of Us Part II. She is a member of the Washington Liberation Front and one of Abby Anderson's allies. Nora is voiced and motion-captured by Chelsea Tavares.[1]

Biography

Events of The Last of Us Part II

Nora was once a member of the Fireflies, where she trained as a medical officer under head surgeon Jerry Anderson at Salt Lake City. After Jerry's death at the hands of Joel Miller, Nora joined her friends Abby Anderson, Owen Moore, Manny Alvarez, Jordan, Leah and Mel in their journey to Seattle to join the Washington Liberation Front (WLF) sometime after 2034, but not before leaving a recording tape inside a duffel bag in an operating room.

Soon after Christmas in 2038, Nora traveled with Abby and seven others to Jackson County in search of Joel to enact vengeance on him for his attack on the Fireflies. Abby found Joel with his brother Tommy Miller and brought them to the lodge where Nora and the others had set up camp. Nora brought them inside. On Abby's signal, Nora attacked Tommy and knocked him out with her pistol. She kept her gun trained on him while Abby beat Joel to near death with a golf club.

When Ellie arrived and tried to attack Abby, Nora helped her friends pin Ellie down. Soon after, she fled the lodge with the group after knocking Ellie out.

Some time later, Nora returned with the group to Seattle. She was stationed at the WLF's medical bay at their Forward Operating Base in preparation for a final attack on the Seraphites. At some point, Isaac Dixon revealed to her that Owen had ran away after apparently shooting a WLF soldier, Danny, when defending an old Seraphite. Later, she helped treat Mel's gunshot wounds from a Seraphites ambush. She saw Abby and Manny Alvarez, pulling them aside. She revealed what Owen had done and asked Abby to not tell Isaac that she had told them.

While stationed in a hospital, she learned that Abby had gone AWOL and was imprisoned in an elevator. Nora rescued her and helped escort her to the lower levels of the hospital so Abby could retrieve supplies for Mel to use in surgically removing Yara's broken arm. Nora revealed the lower levels were filled in decades old Infected and warned Abby to watch her back before returning to work.

Later on, she encountered Ellie at the hospital, who held her at gunpoint. Ellie attempted to get Nora to tell her where Abby was but Nora ran from Ellie, who chased her. Ellie eventually cornered her and took her hostage to stop WLF soldiers from shooting her. With no way out, Ellie pulled Nora with her into a spore-infested lower level of the hospital. Nora, now infected, again ran to escape Ellie. However, Ellie eventually caught up and trapped her in a corridor. Nora displayed astonishment at Ellie's immunity to the spores. Ellie gave her one last chance to reveal Abby's location but Nora refused. Ellie then beat Nora to near death with a pipe and eventually forced her to reveal Abby was hiding at the aquarium. Ellie then killed her.[2]

Personality

Nora was a polarized woman. With people like Joel and Ellie, she maintained a cold exterior, calling Joel a "little bitch" for doing, what she deemed, an inhumane act in slaughtering the Fireflies. Her hatred for Joel flowed on to Ellie, whom she taunted about the man's death.

With her friends though, Nora displayed loyalty. When Issac told Nora not to tell anyone about Owen's act of defiance, she told Abby and Manny about the situation anyway since she was closer to them as former Fireflies.

Nora was also loyal, going against the WLF to help free Abby from their custody and lying for her. However, Ellie was able to break that loyalty by torturing her, revealing that her loyalty had its limits.

Trivia

  • Nora was revealed in The Last of Us Part II State of Play trailer.[3]
  • The Latin name for "Nora" means "honor," reflecting her personality as she supports Abby and her close friends, all while staying loyal to the WLF after Danny's death.[4]
  • Nora being beaten to death by Ellie mirrors how Joel was murdered.

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