Nariko is the main protagonist of the game Heavenly Sword. She is a beautiful, yet fierce 23-year-old who belongs to a clan called Shen, which is lead by her father. An ancient prophecy foretold that a son would be born to the chief on a certain day, and would act as a saviour to the clan; when Nariko, a daughter, was born on that day instead, it was considered an intensely bad omen and a failure of the prophecy. She was shunned by the clan and was even blamed for their misfortunes. Despite the resentment she felt towards her clan, Nariko protects them with her life.
Nariko is voiced by and modeled after Australian actress Anna Torv.
In PlayStation All-Stars Torv is replaced by Jennifer Hale.