Nigel Darkdoom is son of the infamous villain Diabolus Darkdoom, he is reluctant to follow in his fathers footsteps especially as Nigel believes he was killed until Escape Velocity

Nigel is best friends with Franz and is often picked on by Block and Tackle. He only seems to excell at Hydroponics which is displayed in a dramatic manner in book 1 when he accidently creates a giant, mutant, flesh-eating plant called Violet.

Though Nigel is often timid and shy he can stand up for his friends and be brave when the situation calls for it.