- "The development of the New World is currently under the jurisdiction of Vice President Nicole."
- ―Willus Zorach[src]
Nob Nicole was one of the vice presidents of the Freezis Foundation. Promoted in the wake of Aai Freezis becoming the new company president, he took over managing the Foundation's operations in the New World. Having suffered the loss of his younger brother at the hands of Fifth Pierrot, Nob also helped work to eliminate Père Noël.
- "His younger brother was killed by Fifth Pierrot..."
Born sometime during the 6th century EC, Nob grew up to become a top executive of the Freezis Foundation, working at the company's headquarters at Bariti, Marlon. After his younger brother was murdered by Fifth Pierrot during the turn of the century, the embittered Nob became dedicated to wiping out the assassin's criminal organization, Père Noël.
Manager of the New World
- "He and Vice President Nicole had been at odds regarding the management of the foundation—isn't that correct, Freezis Head?"
"... Yes, indeed."
- ―Willus Zorach and Aai Freezis[src]
Following the death of Shaw Freezis on October 17, EC 609, Nob was selected to become the Foundation's vice president along with Bruno Marlon during the following month. Under the new leadership of Aai Freezis, Nob was charged with overseeing the development of the New World, Maistia. Over time, the two vice presidents argued over the foundation's policy repeatedly.
During spring of EC 610, Nob began coordinating with the World Police to launch an operation that would eliminate Père Noël's black market. Later on, Nob was scheduled to join Aai and Bruno with meeting the Lucifenian government on May 23 at the Lucifenian Palace to discuss the New World's criminal activity before having a formal dinner in the Hall of Mirrors afterward.
Meeting in Lucifenia
- "Vice President Nicole.— Your life's been targeted."
- ―Willus Zorach[src]
After arriving in the capital Lucifenian in the afternoon of May 23, the three went to the Lucifenian Palace and Aai greeted Lucifenian President Julia Abelard before the meeting began. Once the meeting finally ended, Bruno, Julia, and Nob remained seated while the rest of the officials left for the soiree. As Aai prepared to leave as well, a Justea unit burst into the room and an Officer Willus Zorach introduced himself and his partner Ayn Anchor, before telling Nob that his life was being targeted.
When pressed, Willus revealed Justea had been secretly investigating Bruno and confirmed the friction between Bruno and Nob, as well as revealing that Bruno had been sending manpower to the New World and acting to take over Nob's projects. The enraged Nob listened as Willus continued on that Bruno and President Julia had met beforehand several times and Bruno had visited the site of Père Noël's black market, giving him possible connections to the criminal organization.
As Bruno argued they had no evidence, Willus and Ayn described how they believed Bruno was actually the missing fugitive Kaidor Blankenheim, having killed the real Bruno Marlon and had his face changed by Père Noël's "Seventh Magician" to look like him. After the officer asked Bruno to remove his shirt to confirm whether he had Kaidor's distinct twin dragon tattoo on his back, Nob and the others watched the downcast foundation executive remain silent. After Kaidor was arrested, the outraged Nob and Aai grew suspicious of President Julia's earlier meetings with Bruno, demanding she resign from office.
Personality and Traits
- "That no-fun man's too serious. In addition, he absolutely despises Père Noël."
Nob was a humorless but principled man. He generally had an extremely serious demeanor and could be equally critical towards others. Despite this, he was still devoted to his work for the Freezis Foundation and, although often butting heads with Bruno Marlon over foundation policies, demonstrated some trust in his coworker. He was therefore outraged to discover Bruno had been infringing on his authority behind his back.
Nob was also completely opposed to criminal activity, despising Père Noël with a passion after the death of his brother. As a result, he gladly cooperated with the World Police in rooting out and dismantling the criminal organization, and he was similarly outraged to discover Bruno's connections to Kaidor Blankenheim and Père Noël. He became even more antagonistic towards the group's potential members following the alleged attempt on his life.
Skills and Abilities
Nob was a capable businessman and leader, earning his place as a top executive in the Freezis Foundation. His leadership capabilities were trusted enough with managing the development of the Maistia continent. His shrewdness proved equally useful in law enforcement, gladly sharing his skills and resources with the World Police to find and eventually eliminate Père Noël's black market.
Bruno Marlon: Nob's fellow Foundation employee. Although trusting Bruno and not suspecting his criminal history, the two disagreed over Foundation policy and often got into arguments. Despite this, Nob was shocked to learn the extent of Bruno's connection to Père Noël.
Aai Freezis: Nob's superior as head of the Foundation. The two of them share the cordial business relationship, with Nob serving her and Foundation to the utmost of his ability.
Conceptualization and Origin
- A "nob" is British slang for someone who is wealthy or of a high social position.
- His surname, Nicole, is derived from Greek, meaning "victorious people".
- Deadly Sins of Evil: Gift from the Princess who Brought Sleep (first mentioned)
- Deadly Sins of Evil: Fifth Pierrot (first appearance)
- Deadly Sins of Evil: Gift from the Princess who Brought Sleep – Chapter 7
- Deadly Sins of Evil: Fifth Pierrot – Part 1, Chapter 4
- Deadly Sins of Evil: Fifth Pierrot – Part 1, Chapter 5