|First appearance in comic||
|First appearance with dialog||
|Occupation||Freckle's Mother, Rocky's Aunt|
In the comic
In "Reciprocity", Rocky visits Nina and Freckle to drop off laundry with Nina. In exchange she asks Rocky to bring Freckle with him while he runs errands, explaining that Freckle has been depressed since an "incident" during his training to become a police officer.
That night, in "Dysphoria", Nina sympathizes with a restless Freckle, telling him that he will feel better once he has found a steady job. When his restlessness, manifested by a desire to fix things around the home, becomes irksome, Nina orders Freckle to bed. Freckle later takes his Lackadaisy pin and sneaks out of the house.
The next morning, in "Daybreak", Rocky visits, and Nina tells him that Freckle is in bed. After Nina tells him to wake Freckle up so that he can find work, Rocky states that he has found a job for Freckle.
Rocky encounters Nina after leaving Freckle's bedroom in "Somersault". Rocky claims that Freckle will be working as an "errand boy of sorts" at Little Daisy. His glib responses to her questions result in her pushing him down the stairs, after which she tells him that if he really loves Freckle he will keep Freckle out of trouble.
Apperance and personality
Nina seems to have a very stern demeanor, and appears to regard Rocky as somewhat of a ne'er-do-well, often being suspicious of his motives. She seems to be somewhat more kindly disposed towards Freckle; though that may be because he is her son while Rocky is her nephew.
Nina is Freckle's mother. She is inadvertently responsible for Freckle's involvement with Lackadaisy, as she suggests that Rocky take Freckle with him when Rocky goes to "run errands", believing this might help Freckle with his depression over being kicked out of the police academy.
Nina is Rocky's aunt. While she is willing to do his laundry, there appears to be little love lost between them. In "Somersault", Nina essentially informs Rocky that Freckle is the only person who cares for him; as far as she is concerned Rocky has "already squandered (his) second chances". Nina is the only person to refer to Rocky by his real first name, Roark, though this may be due to other characters not being aware of Rocky's real name.
Rocky has not been fully honest with Nina regarding his occupation; she believes he plays the violin for a living. When Rocky decides to involve Freckle with Lackadaisy, he similarly lies to Nina, claiming he will be working as an errand boy for Little Daisy.