Nieva is shy and friendly girl. She loves the water, animals and bending. Nieva has always been scared of fire benders.
Nieva Sheng was born to Lara Sheng & Sokki Sheng of the Southern Water Tribe. Nieva grew up in the Southern Water Tribe with her two parents and older brother, Ben. Ever since Nieva was little,she had been bending. During the night, after everyone fell asleep she would sneak out and practice her water bending.
Several years later, a gang of theives came into the Sheng homestead. Sokki told Lara to baricade herself and the kids in the basement. Lara did as he commanded without hesitation. She was not going to let those thugs hurt their children. Sokki took the closest weapon, a spear. The thugs took this as a threat and fought Sokki. Sokki was able to take down one of the men, but the other three were too much. They had slain him. The thugs walked over to the basement door, unable to enter at first. Lara demanded the two children to hide. Ben was hesitant to leave Lara there, but knew he had no fighting chance against those thugs. Ben hid with Nieva, making sure she wouldn't be hurt. The thugs entered the room and demanded protection money. Lara, being the stubborn person she was, refused. It wouldn't have mattered anyway, they wouldn't be able to cough up the money. The thugs then killed Lara and took anything they could find that was valuable. Nieva was terrified. She had just seen her mother die and she knew her father was dead.
The thugs were able to leave when Ben suddenly threw a gust of water at one of the thugs. The bigger of the three thugs tried to kill Ben with his club but Ben was able to dodge and freeze the thugs, killing them. Nieva and Ben were on their own now. Soon after the attack, Ben was able to get a small home with the little money he had. Afterwards, Nieva and Ben began training for waterbending. Nieva was very skilled at bending but, she hid her talents, not wanting anyone to know about her skills. The instructor was most pleased in both of their skills. Nieva trained long, and hard everyday. Nieva would continue to live with Ben for years to come. They had only each other. No one else.
Nieva has curly brown/black hair, and brown eyes. Age: 15
Mahina is a large polar bear dog. She was a gift from Nieva's former waterbending teacher.