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Nina is one of the core characters of Between Failures, and works at the like the Megatainment store like the others. She loves books, and appears to work exclusively in that area of the store. She is around 26 years old at the start of the comic (the same age as Thomas[1]).

Appearance

Physique

Nina is very tall (at around 6'3", she's taller than Thomas[2]) and generally of lean build. She appears Caucasian, has light blue eyes, a small nose and relatively pronounced 'buck' teeth. She also has large, prominent ears, giving her a something of a 'sexy geek' look.

She has yellow-blonde hair, which she typically wears very long in a variety of styles. When she parts her hair, she generally does so to the left.

Clothing

While at work, Nina usually wears seems to prefer a round-necked, short-sleeved t-shirt without a collar (like Carol's). Owing to her height, these often leave her midriff bare[3]. She does have some long-sleeved shirts with a collar, but is often persuaded to part with them by Jo[4].

Away from the store, Nina favours either sportwear or a belted jacket worn with a hat[5].

Background

General

[Pending]

Family

[Pending]

Childhood / Education

[Pending]

Job Role

Nina runs the Books department of the Megatianment Store, with occasional help from the part-timers. We know she's been at the store a fair while (almost as long as Thomas[6]).

Nina is fairly relaxed at work, and seem to enjoy the various pranks and games Thomas inflicts on the staff under the guise of 'teambuilding'. She seems most amused when John has to announce that "Thomas Blackwell runs Bartertown" over the store PA[7].

Despite her generally overwhelming optimism, it is apparent that working at the store does occasionally get to Nina[8]. She'd ideally like a job at the local library.

Relationships

Romantic / Sexual

Ed

Nina is clearly drawn to Ed from early on in the story, possibly owing to his similarities to Harry Potter, whom she seems to harbour numerous fantasies about[9][10]. She is not shy of demonstrating her affection physically[11][12]. The first independent hint Nina gets that Ed is interested in her comes from Jo[13], who seemingly overheard Thomas and Ed earlier the same 'day'[14]. She seems pleased, considering him "...cute an' bookish[15]".

Friendships

Thomas

Nina counts Thomas as a close clearly close friends, and probably had some feelings for him[16][17] (long before him getting together with Carol). However, they never acted on them, despite being through a lot together[18] and having known each other for longer than any of the other characters[19].

Carol

[Pending]

Jo

Nina is very supportive of Jo, and seems happy to lend her clothes if it makes her feel happy and comfortable (even though they are clearly too large for Jo to sensibly wear[20]). She is also happy to share her fantasies with Jo, suggesting they are quite close[21].

Other

John

[Pending]

Reggie

[Pending]

Personality

Behavior

Nina is generally cheerful and optimistic. She is also relatively insightful[22], as well as being well aware of Thomas and Carol's mutual attraction (even before their getting together). She also understands some of the reasons they haven't acted on it[23]. In general, Nina likes to minimise conflict, occasionally pushing the others to play nice[24].

Nina continues to push Carol quite hard to get together with Thomas, seeming convinced they should be together[25]. Amusingly, both of the other characters refer to her living in a fantasy world, querying the colour of its sky[26][27] (likely a nod to their future compatibility).

Nina seems very at ease with her own sexuality, and often admits her attraction to others, fictional or otherwise (notably Harry Potter[28] and/or Ed[29]). Some of her jokes and punchlines include at least some inneundo[30]. She's also more than happy to give out hugs[31][32][33][34].

Self-image / Beliefs

[Pending]

Hobbies

[Pending]

Food, Drink & Drugs

[Pending]

Gallery

Trivia

  • Early on in the comic (when the some of the characters 'spoke' in different fonts) Nina used ITC Avant Garde.
  • Nina's long hair is usually clearly visible, but is especially apparent on the rare occasions we see her from behind[35][36].
  • Nina has a pin badge on one of her hats that matches the skull motif shown above the 'I' in the Between Failures logo[37] (also used as the Webicon for this Wiki).

References

  1. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/192-now-it-does
  2. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/138-you-must-be-this-tall
  3. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/195-responsability
  4. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/284-odd-little-girl
  5. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/79-careless-talk-costs-lives
  6. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/138-you-must-be-this-tall
  7. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/63-embargo-over
  8. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/108-real-problem
  9. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/16-muggle-in-heat
  10. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/313-productive
  11. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/72-snuzzle-attack
  12. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/74-not-work-safe
  13. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/143-troublemaker
  14. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/138-you-must-be-this-tall
  15. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/146-euphemism
  16. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/22-exhibiting-certain-properties
  17. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/271-a-cookie-for-coping
  18. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/138-you-must-be-this-tall
  19. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/162-bored
  20. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/285-a-form-of-huffing
  21. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/146-euphemism
  22. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/286-something-special
  23. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/82-play-ground-logic
  24. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/289-buddy-buddy
  25. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/133-openly-secret
  26. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/131-concerning-elves
  27. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/194-deja-vu
  28. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/16-muggle-in-heat
  29. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/146-euphemism
  30. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/265-a-peaceful-piece
  31. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/72-snuzzle-attack
  32. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/271-a-cookie-for-coping
  33. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/272-no-hug-for-you
  34. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/273-you-smell-like-candy
  35. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/75-hot-girl-glasses-super-hot-girl
  36. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/99-vermin-rooster
  37. http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/79-careless-talk-costs-lives