Written by Mr. Mouseburger 1st Nov 2006
Kindly submitted by Mr Briggs Inc.
Nausicaa is the pacifistic, charismatic, Princess of the Valley of the Wind, and Jihl is her father. Early on in the animated feature, the princess attempts to save a fiery Tolmekian (who are a warlike nation) airship from crashing.
However, this was not meant to be, as the ship crashes anyway killing all the passengers bar one, a representative of the Tolmekian government, and the impact destroys the cargo with the exception of a large sac-like organism. The passanger tells the Windites to destroy it, but this proves to be near impossible, as nothing seems to scathe the sac.
While the villagers are busy burying the dead passengers, the Tolmekian military invades the land, in an attempt to capture the high tower in which Jihl resides.
Nausicaa deduces that the Tolmekians are after her father, and this proves to be correct, as while Nausicca is running towards her fathers room, a telltale gunshot is heard coming from the tower. When Nausicaa enters the room, she finds him dead on the floor with Tolmekian military man, Kurotawa, and several other unimportant soldiers standing over him, prompting her to fly in to an angry rampage, not killing, but injuring several soldiers.