Not much is known about Natania's life before the apocalypse except that she may have lived in or around the Washington D.C. area before the outbreak. She also had at least one daughter, and two grandchildren.
At some point in the outbreak, Natania, her daugher, and her two grandchildren managed to survive the initial outbreak and began to build the community of Oceanside. After getting into conflict with the Saviors, Natania, her family and the rest of the Oceansiders decided to rebel against them. However, the group failed, causing the execution of her daughter, grandson, and numerous other residents, however her and her granddaughter Cyndie managed to survive. The remaining resident, Natania and Cyndie included had fled the community, in hopes to find a new home.
Since then, Natania, Cyndie and the other Oceansiders relocated to Oceanside Cabin Motor Court, where they have been peacefully living, and is firmly established with high security.
As Tara scouts the village of Oceanside, Natania can be seen outside with Cyndie and Rachel at one of the tables. Once the alarm is raised and the women go after Tara, Natania makes sure the children are herded away. She then runs to where Tara has been held at gunpoint and tells Cyndie to get away from her. Later, Natania questions Tara with Beatrice and Kathy regarding her origins and what she was doing in Oceanside. After deeming her as not a threat, they invite her to dinner at night and ask her to stay with them at Oceanside. Tara rejects their offer, saying that she needs to get back to her community but asks where all of the men are. Natania then explains that they got into a skirmish with another group in which a lot of people died, including the men and boys over the age of 10 were executed. After realizing that Tara's community encountered the Saviors too, she decides to let Tara go, when in reality she wants Beatrice and Kathy to kill her in order to keep Oceanside a secret from the Saviors. The next morning, she bids Tara farewell as she exits Oceanside with Kathy and Beatrice.
Natania first appears at Oceanside as Rachel shows her the rabbit she catched in the woods. Tara sneaked into Natania’s home before Natania enters. Tara holds her and Cyndie at gunpoint. She explains that her group is taking their guns in order to fight The Saviors. She begs them to talk to Rick Grimes, her leader, and join their resistance. But Natania refuses. Meanwhile Rick and the other Alexandrians set off the explosives near the Oceanside walls. Natania feigns an injury, distracting Tara, and giving Cyndie enough time to grab a hidden gun. Tara turns her gun towards Cyndie, and is tackled by Natania. As Cyndie holds her at gunpoint, Tara reveals that her own gun was never loaded.
As the other Oceansiders are taken captive outside by Rick and his group, Natania appears, holding Tara at gunpoint. Cyndie tells her people that Rick’s group wants to fight the Saviors. Beatrice suggests they join the fight but Natania refuses to lose more people to the Saviors. But then Michonne warns Rick that Walkers are approaching. Cyndie knocks Natania out before she can shoot Tara. Enid, who was standing behind Natania, gun aimed and ready to shoot, stares in shock.
Rick’s group and the Oceansiders organize a combined defense that allows them to efficiently kill the walkers. Beatrice shakes hands with Rick. Natania angrily concedes, allowing Rick’s group to take their guns; but she remains adamant against fighting.
This list shows the victims Natania has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people.
- The casting call for this character used the name Naomi.
- She is described as "dignified, with a level-headed toughness, she is a leader and grandmother whose softer edges have been scraped away by the harshness of her experiences. She’s survived when so many around her haven’t and accepts that she must go great lengths if she doesn’t want to lose anyone else..."
- ↑ The Walking Dead season 7: 2 new characters revealed - undeadwalking.com (June 27, 2016)