|“||Sure, information is power. It’s not power anyone can monopolize, though. It’s just like the weather: You can predict it, but you can’t control it.||”|
–Nicholas, 1932 Drug & The Dominos
Nicholas Wayne (ニコラス・ウェイン, Nikorasu Wein) is an information broker for the Daily Days, its Chief Editor, and the copy editor of the newspaper's English edition.
Nicholas has blond hair and brown eyes. In the anime, he tends to look and act more sly and suspicious than his character in the light novel, and he wears a brown vest and tie over a white shirt. His smile in the light novels gives people "the feeling that he was bright and capable," whereas Henry's smile seems as if "he was sizing up something."
Much of Nicholas' personality in the anime is actually Henry's. Henry in the light novels is extremely manipulative, operating under the belief that information is power and by controlling information one has the power to influence events. Nicholas adopts this mentality in the anime, where he purposefully stirs up trouble between the Runoratas and the Gandors for the sake of gleaning information.
In the novels, Nicholas is both capable and decent. Upon overhearing Henry admitting he told Roy Maddock to take Eve Genoard hostage (which Nicholas did in the anime with Gustavo Bagetta), he confronts Henry and calls him 'shameless' and 'inelegant', outraged to the point of nearly punching him. He refrains only because Henry was 'fighting for justice.'
Nicholas in both the novels and the anime seems to have a slight sarcastic streak.
To be added.
- Nicholas is a smoker (Drugs & the Dominos)
- Prior to working at The Daily Days, Nicholas worked for military intelligence. He was the one to teach the employees how to use guns, drawing from said experience. This in turn gave the agency some security (and thus power) over other organizations, as evidenced when Gustavo first visited the agency.
- As stated above, Nicholas is a composite character between characters Nicholas Wayne and Henry from the light novels.
- In the light novels, his accent is described as "exceedingly ordinary New York English."