Nicole Varlane

Chesterfield Act Registry of the Evolved Database

File #11 Feb 2018 12:56

Name Nicole Lyzette Varlane Aliases Nicole Nichols
Charlotte Stephanie "Steve" Caiati
Status Registered Evolved (Class A/B/C Kinetic) Ability Electrokinetic Absorption
Gender Female
Birthdate December 24, 1981 Age 38
Height 5' 7" Build Slender
Eyes Blue Hair Brown
Residence Bay Ridge
Employment SESA-NY, Fort Jay
Parents Richard Nichols †
Evangeline Nichols †
Siblings Colette Demsky
Marital Status Single Children Ingrid Ryans (Future)
Phillipa Allyn Varlane
First Scene And Baby Makes Three Last Scene
Profile Nicole Varlane is devoted to her family - nontraditional and extended as it is. A renowned war hero, she has returned to the political arena to try to and build a better world for her two daughters through her work with the SLC-Expressive Services Agency.
Nicole Varlane
portrayed by

Winona Ryder

Turning my fingers in the sockets
My daily dose of lightning
Just buzzed enough to get me climbing up the kite string
- Dessa, 5 Out of 6


CrackBerry Contacts

Entry Name Contact Photo Ringtone Notes
Sissy colette_icon.gif Alibi The relationship Nicole has with her baby sister is a complicated one. Nicole took the teenager into her home once she was able to support herself, rescuing her from the abusive home life they'd both been subjected to. Over the years, Nicole lost and found Colette multiple times. While Nicole had the job as the Daniel Linderman's left hand - literally a life of organized crime - it turns out that Colette's affiliations were the most dangerous. While Nicole at first didn't approve of her sister's affiliations with the Ferrymen, due to fear for her safety, she was eventually drawn in as well, changing her life forever, and finally allowing her to understand what drives Colette.

Colette was present for the birth of Nicole's daughter, for which Nicole is eternally grateful. They finally arrived at a place where they had a grown-up love, rather than the distortion that was shaped for them by their upbringing. When Colette decided to join the war, Nicole went with her. It was Colette who eventually convinced Nicole to transition from the front lines to a position as a tactician. After the war, Nicole supported Colette's decision to carry on with Wolfhound. At least until everything went pear-shaped and Colette went on an insane solo mission with disastrous results. Nicole wants to protect Colette more than anything, but isn't sure how anymore.
Princess ingrid_icon.gif Default Ingrid is Nicole's daughter with Ben Ryans from an alternative future that will never be. Before she knew Ingrid's true identity, she felt a strong connection with the girl. Realizing she was her daughter put some of that connection in perspective. Nicole thinks Ingrid is brave, fiercely intelligent, and incredibly capable. She knows that the future version of herself that was mother to Ingrid did not make life easy for the girl. It's a strong source of guilt she hasn't earned the blame for, and she's determined to make up for the sins of her other self.
Pipsqueak pippa_icon.gif N/A Pippa is Nicole's (other) daughter with Ben Ryans, from this timeline. She would move heaven and earth for her. In this time, she may never have wanted to be a mother, but Nicole wouldn't take back the birth of her daughter for anything. The little girl can be a handful at times, but she wants for very little and has no doubt that she is loved by her mother and her entire extended family. Nicole spoils her maybe just a little. Phillipa Allyn Varlane is named for three men who died saving the world: Howard Phillips, Allen Rickham, and Magnes Varlane.
Tasha tasha_icon.gif Default Sissy's girlfriend. One of them. Wife? Nicole still isn't quite sure how her sister's relationships work, but she's come to accept them as being what they are. Tasha is a intelligent young woman who makes Colette happy, and that's all Nicole really needs to understand. Tasha is the one other person who can match Nicole for concern regarding Colette, and she makes for a handy sanity check when she's not sure if she's overreacting to her sister's latest stunt.
Tamara tamara_icon.gif Default Sissy's girlfriend? Other wife? Nicole knows precious little about Tamara, but she knows that she makes Colette happy, and that's all that matters to her.
Ben ryans_icon.gif Kids Ben and Nicole shared a brief connection fueled by dreams of a future that no longer exists. Their mutual desire for happiness brought them together, and they created a child together. They broke up before her birth, but it was a mutual parting of ways, a realization that they didn't have the shared life experiences to keep them together that existed in that future. Now, they have a very companionable relationship and co-parent their daughter with little to no conflict.
Carrot Cake delia_icon.gif Default Delia is Ben's second daughter. Nicole's relationship with her is that of friends, and not of a step-mother and step-daughter, despite Nicole being the mother of Delia's baby sister(s). They've had their differences in the past, but Nicole adores the young woman she's nicknamed Carrot Cake and is grateful to have her in her and her daughter's lives.
Lucey Goose lucille_icon.gif Default Ben's first daughter, Lucille honestly worries Nicole in the way that Colette used to worry her. Nicole sees Lucille as reckless, too daring for her own good, but believes that her heart is ultimately in the right place. None of this makes her dislike the woman, she just has concern for her safety. The fact that see and 'Letty are colleagues does go some way to easing her mind.
Brad russo_icon.gif Default It's complicated.

Nicole was a fan of Brad Russo's show The Advocate for years before she had the chance to meet him. A woman who's rubbed elbows with presidents, and she was starstruck. The two became fast friends, especially owing to the fact that they had very similar vices and often little inclination to suppress them. When Nicole thought she might be about to be disappeared by the government, Brad concocted a plan to keep her in the public eye, thus making it incredibly difficult for her to vanish without suspicion. He proposed to her on live television during his Christmas Special. The two kept up their façade for a time before ultimately dissolving due to their love for other people. After all this time, Nicole still greatly admires Brad. Now that he's one of her colleagues with the SESA, she hopes they can recover some of the lost dynamic of their friendship.

Also, he is apparently dating one of her best friends.

Also, he happens to be Ryans' son, making her mother to Brad's half-sister.

Told you it was complicated.
Benji benji_icon.gif Default Benji is Delia's daughter from the same future Ingrid comes from, which Nicole supposes makes her Benji's grandmother. That's kind of weird, honestly, so she doesn't think about it much. Nicole doesn't know all that much about her, but her ability is similar to her mother's, and she shared a strong bond with Howard. Nicole regards Benji as family and hopes they can become better acquainted as time goes on.

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When What Why Who
04/17 The Hustle, Part I When there's change, you can feel it in the air. Like a thunderstorm. Choi, Linderman, and Voss
04/18 The Hustle, Part II Maybe it's paranoia, but the track record supports it. Kenner and Richard
04/24 Anonymous Chat New age, new tactics. Cheshire, Dagger, Redking36, and SkepE43
An Unprofessional Turn That's one way to end a dry spell. Zachery
04/27 Perfectly Pleasant Playing the getting-to-know-you game never gets less awkward. Zachery
04/30 Old Friends, Part I New assignments feel like old times. Choi, Claudia, Noah, Ryans, and Voss
The Two of Us Neither may like the plan, but the options are few. Ryans
05/08 A Pretty Pair Wallowing in their own personal misery, that's what they make. Zachery
05/10 More Than Gossip A friend in need is a friend indeed. Peyton
05/14 A Date at Eight The evening is full of surprises. Zachery
05/15 Nosy Neighbors Settling in Providence goes about as well as expected. Chris, Kara, Pippa, and Ryans
05/17 Blood, Sweat, and Tears One good turn deserves another. Sharrow
06/17 Roaming An unexpected surprise. Zachery
06/21 Candlelight Cookout A little community gathering can boost spirits. Chris, Dumortier, Eileen, Kara, Pippa, Reena, Ryans, Sharrow, Sophie, and Weasel
06/26 Aim for the Target Practice brings people together. Kara and Sophie
08/15 Surprise Visitor Sometimes it feels suspiciously like the old days. Zachery
08/21 Do You Have...? God damn it. Richard
08/30 Will All the Water in the Ocean Betrayal is swift and unexpected. Adam, Pippa, and Ryans
08/31 Concern It is both in abundance and in deficit. Pippa and Zachery
09/01 Leading the Half Blind It's good to be home. Zachery
09/02 First Steps on a Warpath It's time to move. Choi and "Noah"
A Unifying Factor The news is not good. Lucille and Pippa
09/29 Two Stubborn People Walk Into a Bar Ouch. Richard
09/30 Handsy Ugh. Richard
12/05 Office Spaces There's fresh blood in the pool. Robyn, Shane, and Voss
12/06 Christmas Spirits Pine smells like birthday. Luther and Zachery
Christmas Wrapping Sincerity hurts like a bitch. Zachery
Room 55 The first responder is not wholly unexpected. Richard and Zachery
12/07 After the Crash The dust has settled, but much is still up in the air. Colette and Zachery
12/09 Dendrolatry The numbers add up to some disturbing figures. Corbin, Emily, Lance, and Liza
12/10 Placeholder Of course. Richard
When What Why Who
01/02 Gauntlet of "Fun" Nothing like exercise in the morning to get the blood pumping. Emily, Lance, Liza, and Shane
01/15 Placeholder Pending "Noah"

Cooking: Nicole's prowess in the kitchen is unfortunately not attributed to innate ability, but to trained skill. She had a great teacher and is able to prepare a variety of dishes and not only make them taste good, but also make them works of art. Her pot pies are to die for.

Organization: Nobody has a head for dates and times like Nicole. Aside from being inseparable from her affectionately termed CrackBerry, Nicole is especially good with recalling where those in her charge need to be, when, and what for. Her desk is immaculate. She never has to ask if anyone's seen her keys.

Persuasion: Nicole has a sort of knack not so much for getting people to do what she wants, but to make people want the same things she wants. She's a shark when it comes to negotiations and does very well when it comes time to barter at the market.

Photography: A holdover from her previous life as Steve Caiati, Nicole would never give up her career for one in photography, but she has an eye for aesthetics and lighting, which makes for some good pictures.

Firearms: Living in New York City and working for someone with dirty hands for years had made a basic understanding of firearms essential for Nicole. Entering the war only caused her to further this particular talent. Nicole feels just as comfortable with her .22 as she does with a hunting rifle or a semi-automatic. She's not about to win any marksmanship competitions, but with enough bullets to spray, precision only matters so much. Her preference is still for her pistol, however, at close range.

Strategy: Battlefield or boardroom, Nicole is adept at gathering information from her various political and remaining underworld resources and using the intelligence to help her draft a plan of battle for the skirmish to come. Before she was the one developing the plans, she was the one enacting them, allowing those with better judgement to guide her through them.

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