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This article is about the Luigi's Mansion ghost. For the female member of the Ice Climbers, see List of fighters debuting in Super Smash Bros. Melee § Ice Climbers.
Luigi's Mansion
Full name Nana, the Scarf-Knitting Granny
Age 76
Biography She's still knitting the scarf she never finished in life. It now stretches to 871 feet.
Room Nana's Room
HP 100
Heart quote Hey, it's a funny man. Should I play with him?

Nana, the Scarf-Knitting Granny is one of the portrait ghosts from Luigi's Mansion and its remake. She is found in her own room, in the third area of the mansion. Nana resides in the room knitting a scarf, which she never finished in life and has gotten very long. Her portrait number in Professor E. Gadd's gallery is 3.

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

To get Nana's attention, Luigi knocks her balls of yarn onto the floor, thus provoking her into attacking him. She attacks by floating around the room on her rocking chair. Luigi sucks up the three yarn balls and hits Nana with them to expose her heart to attack, all the while avoiding her needle eye beams, dealing ten HP worth of damage. If Luigi misses, Nana cackles and disappears. The only way to make her reappear is to exit the room and enter again. She escapes with medium pulls when she gets sucked in by Luigi.

Physical appearance[edit]

Nana wears a light violet dress over a multicolored shirt. She wears a choker and triangular earrings. She has a single tooth protruding from her lower lip, a long nose, round green eyes, poofy white hair, and pale blue-green skin.


GameCube version[edit]

Nintendo 3DS version[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ババーラ
A pun of the given name "Barbara" and「婆」(baba, "old woman"); shared with Hagra
French Nana, La Mamie Tricoteuse Nana, The Knitter Granny
German Oma Adele, Strickende Großmutter Grandma Adele, nitting grandmother
Italian Sferruccia, la nonna della sciarpa Sferruccia, The Scarf's Grandmother (Sferruccia comes from sferrucciare, meaning "to knit")
Spanish Norma, la abuelita tejedora Norma, the Knitter Granny


Portrait of a woman resembling Nana in Luigi's Mansion
The image.
  • A portrait of a woman resembling Nana can be found on the east side of the parlor. This image may depict Nana's appearance when she was alive.
  • Nana is the oldest portrait ghost (who has a known age) in Luigi's Mansion.
  • On the bookshelf, Nana has a diary that states that she once pulled a prank on Miss Petunia by using the Ice Element on her bathtub; this is the same strategy Luigi must use to defeat her.