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Hero Overview
The ocean chose me for a reason.
~ Moana
I stare at the ocean.
~ Moana in Ralph Breaks the Internet
I stare at the ocean (online-audio-converter.com)

Moana Waialiki (simply known as Moana) is the main protagonist of Disney's 56th full-length animated feature film of the same name.

She is voiced by Oahu newcomer Auli'i Cravalho.

Biography

Moana is the 16-year old daughter of a South Pacific chief. As the next chieftain of her village she is at odds with her responsibility to her people and her desire to explore the sea. As a child, she was chosen by the Ocean to return the Heart of Te Fiti, and when her island starts being overcome by darkness, she undertakes this quest to save the lives of her people, learning about herself and her heritage along the way.

Appearance

Moana is slim yet slightly muscular, with brown skin, brown eyes, a small nose and long wavy, curly black hair that comes down to her back. She walks around barefoot, and her clothing consists of a coconut fibre skirt, mainly beige-coloured with golden sun patterns, and a red sash around her waist. She wears a cropped red top around her upper torso, starting below her arms and ending above her midriff, complete with two strings of cowrie shells wrapped around her. On her neck she wears a necklace of beads, complete with a blue gemstone locket for congaing the heart of Te Fiti.


Quotes

I've been staring at the edge of the water. Long as I can remember. Never really knowing why I wish I could be the perfect daughter. But I come back to the water. No matter how hard I try. Every turn I take, every trail I track. Every path I make, every road leads back. To the place I know where I cannot go. Where I long to be. See the line where the sky meets the sea. It calls me. And no one knows. How far it goes. If the wind in my sail on the sea Stays behind me. One day, I'll know If I go, there's just no telling how far I'll go I know everybody on this island. Seems so happy on this island. Everything is by design I know everybody on this island. Has a role on this island So maybe I can roll with mine. I can lead with pride I can make us strong I'll be satisfied if I play along. But the voice inside. Sings a different song. What is wrong with me? See the light as it shines on the sea. It's blinding. But no one knows. How deep it goes. And it seems like it's calling out to me. So come find me. And let me know. What's beyond that line? Will I cross that line? The line where the sky meets the sea. It calls me. And no one knows. How far it goes. If the wind in my sail on the sea. Stays behind me. One day, I'll know. How far I'll go
~ Moana's song
Me too!
~ Moana taking a liking to Vanellope's outfit
We can't understand her.
~ Moana about Merida
You're Welcome.
~ Moana meeting Ralph.

Trivia

  • Her name means "ocean" in many Polynesian languages, including Hawaiian and Maori.
  • In some countries, she is renamed Vaiana due to copyright reasons and to avoid confusion with Moana Pozzi.
  • Being the daughter of Chief Tui, this would technically make her a princess despite Moana stating that she's not.

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