Nicole Marin is a character from the Surgeon stories. She is a member of the Romanian sisterhood, a biker style gang based in Romania that helps defeat WOTAN and the War Machines in the story Thunderbolt and which later returns in Defenders of Earth as the youth section of the Romanian Vixens.
She is an eighteen year old Romanian girl with fair skin, brown hair and brown eyes. Nicole is typically dressed in dark blue jeggings, a white T-Shirt with a brown belt, black boots and a brown leather jacket and in her first appearance her attire is complete with a motorcycle helmet which she also wears occasionally in Defenders of Earth.
Despite being one of the oldest of the Sisterhood at the age of eighteen, Nicole is shown to be one of the more gutsy and outspoken girls in the organization alongside Cornelia Brasoveanu and Emilia Dimitrescu which is a trait that is not uncommon in other pieces of literature when it comes to female characters.
The Surgeon stories
Nicole is first shown among the rest of the Romanian sisterhood when they make their first appearance in attacking a group of War Machines that had been activated by WOTAN thanks to the Surgeon forcing it to start its plans early and fights alongside the Romanian Army when the Machines surround the Surgeon and Amanda in an attempt to capture them and bring them to WOTAN.
Alongside the other girls, she takes the pair to the Sisterhood's hideout at a deserted Army base in Bucharest where she is the fourth girl to be introduced by her leader Bianca Antonescu; after the Surgeon and Amanda introduce themselves, the Sisterhood take a fairly stoic approach when the Surgeon replies that the girls want him to help them defeat the War Machines.
Under WOTAN's control, the Surgeon orders it to reveal its plan: The missiles it has captured will be turned into missiles which in turn will be launched into space where they will transmit a signal all over the world that will activate all the War Machines in the world before it finally recalls the Surgeon where it shows him all of the people it had hypnotized during the course of the story.
When the Surgeon is withdrawn by the computer, Amanda immediately takes charge of the Sisterhood with many unpopular changes to the organization including the demotion of the Sisterhood's leaders before the organization sets off to defeat WOTAN and alongside Cornelia, Nicole is one of the most vocal in opposing Amanda which is crushed when Amanda asks her:
"Listen to me, Nicole. Would you rather be alive or dead, or even worse under the control of a supercomputer?"This crushes any feelings of rebellion that Nicole once had and she joins the girls in preparing to fight WOTAN and the War Machines.
After an hour, the girls change tactics by capturing and reprogramming War Machine 9 and setting off to fight WOTAN's servants and at the end of the story, Nicole accompanies the Sisterhood in watching the Surgeon and Amanda leave Bucharest.