|Birth Date||c.1921 (Aged 16 by 1937)|
|Affiliation||Lanseal Military Academy|
|Role||Lanseal cadet (former)|
Gallian Army sniper
|Valkyria Chronicles 2|
- "I'll be the sort of man who can keep you safe. I'll be stronger!"
- —Nichol Martin, Valkyria Chronicles 2
Valkyria Chronicles 2
Class G scout and brother to shocktrooper Franca. Nichol is introverted and often found hanging around in dark corners around campus. Physically weak, he enrolled at Lanseal to become strong enough to protect his sister.
Nichol is often neutral in words and actions. He describes Avan as a person who is "not a bad person to follow" in Class Chair. When asked about a subject, Nichol's answer would be quite timid. If his sister is present, Nichol would defer to whatever her opinion on the matter is (Sibling Mismatch, Too Sick to Swim).
Nichol, along with Raymond and Morris, once went to the old campus in the hopes of becoming more confident in Scaredy Cats, but was quickly chased off by the unsuspecting Mischlitt who came to check out the building herself after reading about its history. His lack of self esteem was also portrayed in Laevatein Cup 2, where he and Magari both agreed that Class G could not win the tournament. This, he revealed, was due to the fact that he lasted about 30 seconds in the last drill they ran with Class C.
He was eventually befriended by Class G's chair Avan Hardins and revealed that he sought to earn a merit award to give to his beloved. Avan thus selected Nichol to accompany him on a mission to the Daws Desert where the two repulsed a rebel force. Upon their return, the two were awarded Lanseal's Order of the Holy Bell. It was then that Nichol revealed that he meant to give the medal to Franca as a birthday gift and that he had feelings for his sister upon learning that the two were not related by blood.
Freshmen Cadet Guide
As the younger of 2 siblings, he was constantly pressured to act as an elite cadet by his sister Franca (who was also in Class G). He is capable of traveling swiftly to various points on the field, but after he sprints, there are risks involved keeping him alone because his defense level can drop considerably. With his excellent marksmanship, he should try to improve his long range accuracy so he can mature as a top sniper.
- Sibling Mismatch
- Nichol's Talent
- Seeking Honour
- A Brother's Love
- Base stats
- Max stats
2nd-tier classes are not included.
- Night Vision - Sight is unimpeded by the darkness of night, raising firing accuracy.
- Indecisive - Too many enemies around them causes indecision, lowering firing accuracy.
- Frail Body - Having less than half AP makes them feel totally exhausted, lowering their defense.
- Tender Emotions - A desire to keep loved ones safe raises attack power against infantry and armored targets (acquired after completing his classmate mission, A Dangerous Mission).
|"I'll do my best to keep us safe..."|
|"Let's give it a try..."|
|"On my way."|
|Killing a foe|
|"I see someone."|
|"I can help."|
|"You're not alone."|
|"Avan, let me help." (Avan)|
|"I'll help you, Raymond." (Raymond)|
|"I'm with you, Morris." (Morris)|
|"I don't mind the dark." (Night Vision)|
|"Which one do I choose?" (Indecisive)|
|"I never was very strong..." (Frail Body)|
|"Franca!" (Tender Emotions)|
|"I feel... ready."|
|"This just might work!"|
|Healed by Ragnaid|
|"Sorry for the trouble."|
|Rescuing an Ally|
|"Medic, this way please!"|
|After Medic Visit|
|"Hold on just a bit more, Avan!" (Avan)|
|"Raymond, open your eyes!" (Raymond)|
|"Hang in there, Morris." (Morris)|
|"I'll try but..."|
|"I'm... probably fine..."|
|"Everyone... Franca... I'm sorry, I'm falling back..."|
|Revived by Medic|
|"Are you sure? Thank you."|
|"It's too much for me!"|
- In terms of release date, Nichol is the franchise's first incestuous character. The next two are Leila Peron and Homer Peron, who are seemingly implied to have relations beyond brother and sister, in spite of Homer being created before Nichol.
- In Catching Sleep, it is subtly revealed by Franca that Nichol has difficulty sleeping because his nerves keep him awake.
|Core Members||Aliasse | Avan | Cosette | Lavinia | Zeri|
|Scout||Chloe | Helmut | Lotte | Melissa | Nichol | Sigrid|
|Shocktrooper||Anisette | Erik | Franca | Marion | Nahum | Pete|
|Lancer||Coleen | Jugin | Noel | Reiner | Rene | Vario|
|Engineer||Heinz | Magari | Randy | Raymond | Sofia | Vicky|
|Armor Tech||Alexis | Inghild | Jamill | Joachim | Mischlitt | Morris|
|Extras||"Ali" | "Cosette" | "Zeri" | Aisha | Alicia | Alicia (TV) | Edy | Eleanor | Emile | Emilia | Faldio | Homer | Hubert | Isara | Jann | Juliana | Julius | Karl | Largo | Leon | Lynn | Marina | Maximilian | Mintz | Oscar | Ramal | Rosie | Selvaria | Susie | Welkin | Zaka|