- Who Am I...
- That's a question I've been trying to figure out myself for a long damn time. I know I'm a synth, authentic Institute handiwork. But I'm still mechanical, not bioengineered like the fancy synths giving everyone the willies these days. I get tune-ups now instead of check-ups. But my memories, my personality, they're all lifted from some cop who volunteered for an experiment back before the war. They scanned his brain and copied it onto the hardware that runs between my ears. Don't know why they chose to ake a robot based on some pre-war cop instead of a math genius or a bioengineer. But hey, maybe that's why the Institute tossed me in the garbage instead of turning me into one of their people snatchers.
- My Story Is...
- I remember waking up one day in a garbage heap, a body in tatters and a head full of memories belonging to a man who'd been dead for 200 years. Suffice to say, it was a confusing couple of weeks. Folks didn't really know much about synths back then, so when I finally ran into people, they mostly treated me with caution rather than hostility. But the kids, they weren't afraid.
I think his name was Jim.. The first person to actually speak to me after I got the boot from the Institute. My first human contact in the world. Grilled me for an hour. Once they'd seen I wasn't going to hurt anyone, the other folks in the neighborhood came out to ogle the mechanical man. It eventually turned into a pretty swell soiree. Local mechanic even gave me a once over, free of charge. Those people, they treated me like a human being. I've been trying to return the favor ever since.
- My Appearance...
- After Operation Winter and the bombs dropping:
- 5.56 Round (10)
Focused Incendiary Laser Rifle
Improved Targeting Agitated Improved Automatic Laser Pistol
Ported .45 Pipe pistol
Short Assault Rifle
Short automatic pipe rifle
Mysterious Stranger case File
Nick is currently widowed, both pre-war and post-apocalypse. Pre-war, he is engaged to a young gal by the name of Jennifer Lands (who ended up being tragically murdered to leave Nick in a mess). Jenny, he calls her.
Post-war he is was married to a young vampire by the name of Jane Doe, who disappeared without a trace. Left as a single parent, Nick has a beautiful little girl named Jillianne Heart Valentine, and a younger son named Nicholas Martin Valentine.