Nicolas Brown is in our trio of the the three main characters in the anime gangsta (GANGSTA.) and is referred to sometimes as “Nick”. In the gangsta anime (GANGSTA.) Nick is a Twighlight or T.A.G. and as a result, possesses special abilities that allow him to maximise his body’s capabilities in activities such as fighting, overall movement, vision and healing etc. This is the Nicolas Brown Character Profile.
Twighlights are seen as different and are usually the target of hate based attacks due to the “Twighlight war” which occurred some time before the events of the current series.
Appearance & Aura
Nicolas Brown is tall, about the same height as Warrick, he has relatively short dark born or black hair, which you could argue is styled in a neat fashion, unlike Warrick, who has it tied behind his head.
He has a slightly muscular face and upper body and is of Asian decent, most likely Japanese. He wears normally a suit consisting of a black jacket and black trousers as well as black smart shoes.
Underneath he wears a brown or black shirt with no tie. His eyes can be described as dead looking, omitting no life at all, in fact his whole character does display this characteristic which gives off a feel of dread when viewed, in my opinion.
Being deaf, he talks rarely, this gives off an odd and mystifying feeling, which makes his character somewhat attractive and interesting.
Nicholas’s deaf characteristic is s very defining one indeed and it was obviously very impactful to his character and the events in the first series of GANGSTA. it’s a problem that he overcomes however and it does not hinder his fighting abilities at all as far as we can see in the anime.
When discussing the Nicolas Brown Character Profile you sometimes come to the realisation that there isn’t much to go on in terms of personality when it comes to Nick, it’s very hard to pin point a certain way he acts.
This makes it difficult t add elements into this section, but from what I have gathered, Nicolas Brown seems to be quite different to Warrick and normally doesn’t get that involved in conversations, only doing so when he needs to.
Take the scenes where Alex tries to communicated with Nicolas Brown, completing several hand sign movements in order to do so, remember that scenes?
Well if you don’t he completely ignores her, or when she tries to get his attention by grabbing his coat and he does the same thing, there’s a pattern here.
He doesn’t seem to have an interest but I would lying if I didn’t say that he did care about these sorts of things.
The scene where Alex is having some sort of panic attack because she needs to take her medication or the opposite was quite interesting.
This shows that he has some sort of compassion as he relates to her problem, needing to take the drug celebrere himself in order to sustain his life.
Nicolas Brown’s History
Nicolas Brown’s history is very similar to Warricks as they both grew up together from their teenage years. Warrick works as Nicholas’s contract holder and therefore he’s supposed to obey Warrick’s orders without fail every time.
Nicolas Brown was born a Twilight, so he is still a Twilight when he is introduced to Warrick when he also is just a teenager. When they grow up during this time Nicholas acts as Warrick’s body guard and has to protect him as Warrick is his contract holder.
We don’t get to see what happens after this and only get to them in their teenage years. Nicholas’s parents are dead and we don’t see them in the anime.
The later years are where we are now in the anime series and we get to see all three of our main characters. After this he serves Warrick as he did anyway and carries on being his body guard but the two seem to work more closely together and they appear more equal.
We see most of Nicholas’s history in the anime and we see some interesting fights and other scenes as a result of this. Hopefully we will get to see more of this in season 2, but for now we will have to wait.
At the end of the first season we see Nicolas Brown look up into the sky when it is raining and think to himself:
“Nothing good ever happens when it rains like this…. Never has.”
This obviously is relating to when Warrick has been stabbed at around the same time. However it’s revealed that in the last episode of the current anime when this happens, Nicholas is unaware that this has happened leaving it on a massive cliff hanger.
Nicolas Brown’s Character Arc
What we do see is where he is in the earlier flashbacks to when he is a teenager acting as Warrick’s body guard to where he is now as an adult. The fact is that Nicholas doesn’t change a lot in the current anime in terms of how he acts or how his character progresses, he seems to stay the same throughout.
Although this is how it is in the anime, I’m sure in the manga it’s a different story. I think if the anime got a second season we may get to see Nicholas arc progress, but for now we’ll have to wait and see.
Maybe a change would be nice for Nicolas Brown character, or maybe he should stay the same, either way we will have to wait until season 2 comes out, if that ever happens. A change in his arc may have something to do with his deafness problem, it may even play a part in his arc, we’ll just have to see.
Character significance in GANGSTA.
Nicholas plays a big part in the GANGSTA narrative and is one of the three main characters, including Alex, Warrick and himself. Without Nicholas the whole dynamic between the three main characters simply would not work.
Therefore you can see how important Nicholas is in GANGSTA. and understand how important he is in the series. Nicolas Brown works as Warrick’s body guard and without him Warrick would only be at risk when going about business in Ergastulum.
Nicolas is a fierce and effective fighter, capable of taking on multiple opponents, this makes him a good match for the other fighters he encounters in Ergastulum.
He also is liked by many other characters such as Alex for example, who seems to take particular interest in him, even learning sign language like I said before.
He uses a Japanese style Katana and this makes for a very hard time if you happened to come up against him in a fight. The sword and his deafness are a very good defining characteristic trait that Nicolas has, these help cement Nicolas in our minds and make sure we don’t forget him.