|Nicodeme "Nico" Savoy|
|First appearance in comic||
In the comic
Nico first appears in "Hatchetman". It is revealed via flashback that shortly before the timeframe of the comic, Nico, Mordecai and Serafine are involved in a situation that creates a "high-profile" mess. Serafine suggests that they turn to the pig farmers for assistance, and Nico notes that the pigs "eat anything".
Nico next appears in the Hotel Maribel in "Cutthroat". Asa and Mordecai discuss how Nico and Serafine came to work for Asa. He tells Mordecai that, "we dredged them out of the bayous", where they had been working for a small bootlegging operation. Asa and his associates consequently hired them and they have proven very efficient, so much so that Nico and Serafine have been assigned to accompany Mordecai while he pursues "other ventures" for Asa and his associates.
"Scrapbook" shows an advertisement by the River Queen Tobacco Company for Nico as a heavyweight boxer nicknamed, "The Cajun Gator".
Appearance and personality
Nico is depicted in color in "Preview 0028".
Nico was born in late July, 1900 in New Orleans, making him 27 years old at the time of the comic. Nico's height is approximately 6'3". Nico and Serafine were not raised by their parents. According to Tracy, Nico did not complete his primary education. His favorite food is, "jambalaya, gumbo or any such mixture, but only if it’s nearly spicy enough to cause internal hemorrhaging. Anything in the soul food department and the rum department probably suits (his) fancy too".
Nico appears to be a rather laid-back individual, in both mannerisms and dress. "Scrapbook" includes an advertisement showing Nico as a boxer. He enjoys napping, fishing and rolling his eyes, and is popular with women.
As noted in "Cutthroat", Asa and his associates hired Nico and Serafine after they began interfering with Marigold's business.
Nico appears to enjoy taking advantage of Mordecai's difficulties with humor.
Nico is Serafine's brother.