|Anime debut||Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 11: "No More Holding Back!"|
Nick is portrayed in a Western style, both in physical appearance and attire. He is a fair-skinned boy with blue eyes and caramel-blonde hair topped with a brown cowboy hat. Nick wears a large cream-colored tall-collared shirt with a vest over it which has dark brown shoulders and a dark pink body with tan fringes at the bottom and separating said sections, a navy blue undershirt, a soft chartreuse ascot, light brown chaps over dark brown pants, brown boots with turned-up toes, and a black belt with a gold buckle. He also carries a comically large set of tongs at his belt.
Nick is generally friendly and exuberant, and very passionate and proud of his barbequing skills. Despite his cowboy trappings, Nick himself acts in a manner somewhat similar to a samurai, speaking formally and exhibiting significant shame when he realizes that Roa Kirishima used him to help Romin Kirishima defeat Gakuto Sogetsu. He is very fond of his friends, challenging Sweets Kakoko to a Duel in retaliation for her unintentionally breaking Menzaburo's heart.
In a Duel, Nick is akin to a grill both in play and passion, beginning at a slow pace but playing with more passion and vigor in later turns.
Nick's full name in Japanese is a play on yakiniku, a Japanese term for meat cuisine that literally means "grilled meat".
Nick dresses in cowboy attire, often associated with the Western genre.
Birth of Rush Duels
Menzaburo told Nick and Sushiko about the Tahayasty Restaurant, which apparently had really tasty ramen. Nick and Sushiko told other people about the restaurant, which was facing a customer shortage, and their word-of-mouth soon restored the restaurant's customer base.
Roa Kirishima later hired Nick, Menzaburo and Sushiko to cater for a RoaRomin concert. Nick showed up on stage with Menzaburo during the Duel between Gakuto Sogetsu and Romin Kirishima, promoting his yakiniku to the audience. After the Duel, Nick, Menzaburo and Sushiko realized they had inadvertently aided in Gakuto's defeat and they apologized to him and Yuga, though Gakuto reassured them it wasn't their fault. Romin then tried to warn Yuga not to Duel Roa, though Yuga still accepted Roa's challenge. During the Duel, Roa called the legality of "Sevens Road Magician" into question after Yuga told them he had received the card from a Duelist disqualified from the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament who had taught him his current outlook. After Number 6 clarified the rules regarding illegal cards that would result in Yuga's disqualification if he drew it, Luke convinced Nick and the others that Yuga wouldn't cheat, as he wouldn't have wanted to make new rules if he didn't respect them. He rallied them to find information on "Sevens Road Magician", and Nick, Menzaburo and Sushiko began asking Goha 3rd Elementary students if they had heard of the card, but they were unsuccessful in finding any information. Yuga drew "Sevens Road Magician", but then a Relic emerged from the ground and projected the Hologram Man, who introduced himself as Otes and revealed that he had chosen Yuga to become the King of Duels. The Goha 7th Elementary Newspaper Club then arrived and projected footage of Otes giving Yuga "Sevens Road Magician" and being disqualified, clarifying that he had been so due to being a Goha employee. Nick and Sushiko spied on Number 6 as she successfully accessed the card data of "Sevens Road Magician". Otes then revealed that Roa had been blocking the information on "Sevens Road Magician" and had also been at the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament when Otes gave "Sevens Road Magician" to Yuga. He asked Otes why he hadn't been chosen as King of Duels, and Yuga offered to continue the Duel with the title on the line. Yuga eventually defeated Roa, and Otes and the Relic sank into the ground again.
Some time after Yuga and Roa's Duel, Nick received a penalty on his Duel Disk. Nick, Sushiko and Menzaburo went to the Road Laboratory, where Yuga explained that they and all his other friends had been penalized due to his challenge by Goha Duel Overseer Nail Saionji to retrieve the data of Yuga's Drone Kaizo, and if anyone in Yuga's group of friends lost a Duel, they would all be penalized and their accounts deleted if they received six penalties. The penalty had occurred when Mimi Atachi was defeated by her son Yoshio, as Mimi had inadvertently become considered one of Yuga's friends. Despite the circumstances, everyone present agreed to help Yuga, given that all of their accounts were on the line, but then Yuga, Luke and Gakuto were dropped into a pit leading to the Garden of Providence, with Romin and Menzaburo also falling in, though Nick was able to save Sushiko from falling in.
Nick later received four more penalties on his Duel Disk. Nick was with Menzaburo and Sushiko when he witnessed Nail Maximum Summoning "Yggdrago the Heavenly Emperor Dragon Tree", which coiled around the Goha Corporation Main Office. Nick watched as "Yggdrago" battled with Yuga's own Maximum Monster, "Super Magitek Deity Magnum Over Road", expressing relief when Yuga was able to save it by returning it to his hand to negate one of Nail's attacks. Yuga was pushed into a corner and reminded of the stakes of the match, which reminded Nick that due to his five penalties his account would be deleted if Yuga lost the Rush Duel. Nick was overjoyed when Yuga was able to re-Maximum Summon "Magnum Over Road" again, and when Yuga defeated Nail, who erased the penalties on Nick's Duel Disk after the Rush Duel.
Goha 6th Elementary
Nick, Sushiko and Menzaburo went to the Rush Duel Training Camp with the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club and the Dueling Insects Club, where they met with Yuga, Luke, Romin and Gakuto. Nick brought a vast quantity of meat and live chickens, the latter of which Luke used for training exercises for Yuga, Romin and Gakuto. Nick catered for the camp attendees that night, cooking a massive hunk of meat over a spit roast. Nick, Menzaburo and Sushiko left the camp on the second night.
Team Battle Royal
Nick, Menzaburo and Sushiko learned about the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal from Sweets Kakoko's announcement. They decided to enter the tournament as a team, attending the registration at Goha Stadium. They attended the opening ceremonies of the tournament, though they were confused by President Goha initially laughing for her opening speech until she encouraged them normally. She was challenged to a Rush Duel by Roa, who wanted to talk with the incarcerated Otes and defeated her.
Nick, Sushiko and Menzaburo made it through the first day of the tournament as the Gourmet Comrades Team. On the second day of the tournament, Rinnosuke contacted them via an arrow (which hit Nick's hat) requesting aid for Luke, Romin and Gakuto, who were trying to determine the identity behind a group calling themselves Goha 66, and Nick, Menzaburo and Sushiko joined the Newspaper Club and Goha 7th Elementary's Post-Apocalyptic Club in coming to their aid, saving them from defeated tournament participants who had mobbed them and accompanying Luke, Romin and Gakuto at Bakuro Shinjitsu's suggestion. Eventually they came across a Stonehenge made of baking that the starving Luke and Romin proceeded to gorge on, which had been made by tournament announcer Sweets Kakoko, an underling of Goha 66 sent to oppose them. Menzaburo was heartbroken upon realizing that Kakoko wasn't Noodle Sorako, who he had met and become enamored with in the Garden of Providence, so Nick accepted Kakoko's challenge for breaking his friends' heart, beginning with three monsters and his "Wild Kitchen". Kakoko brought out three high-Level monsters, including "Dokidoki Hexenhaus", causing Nick's heart to pound as well. Kakoko increased the ATK of her own monsters and destroyed all of Nick's, reducing his LP drastically. Fired up by the Duel, Nick used his Spells to change Kakoko's monsters to FIRE and increase their ATK, before bringing out "Harami Kushiro the Shichirin Samurai" and using its effect to destroy Kakoko's monsters. Admitting that he was glad to have met Kakoko, Nick defeated her before telling her that she had made him appreciate sweets more and asking her to grill meat with him, Kakoko accepted his offer, but had to return to her era and she bid Nick farewell, telling him that she would never forget him. As Kakoko vanished, Menzaburo conforted Nick in hsi grief.
Nick, Menzaburo, Sushiko, Romin, Luke and Gakuto continued on to the Abandoned Dorm, reaching it after Romin and Luke swam off their food when they fell into a river. However when they arrived they were opposed by Getta Taira, Ushiro Omaeno and Kaizo, now working for Goha 66. Kaizo had joined Goha 66 in revenge for his mistreatment by Yuga and Luke and challenged Luke to a Duel. Luke was able to successfully destroy Kaizo's recovered Trap Card and defeat him, and after the Duel Nick, Sushiko and Menzaburo examined Kaizo's new robot body,and Nick realized that Kaizo had escaped and alerted the others. Luke disabled Kaizo and they brought him into Maximum Mountain where they found the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club and Luke's sister Tiger having defeated the members of Goha 66, and Luke used Kaizo's confession switch to force him to reveal that Goha 66 were trying to take over the main Dueling server and subsequently the Goha Corporation and the Dueling world; the server itself being buried in Maximum Mountain.
Nick plays a Yakiniku Deck, composed of FIRE Beast monsters. He uses his FIRE monsters along with his opponent's FIRE monsters (or he can change his opponent's monsters' attributes to be FIRE) to increase the ATK of his own monsters to go for high amounts of damage. His Field Spell Card "Wild Kitchen" helps him with this, as it boosts all the ATK of all FIRE monsters, and "Burning Beast Quality" further increases his monsters' ATK.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 46: "Back to the Past"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 6: "I Beg Your Noodle! Ramen Duel!"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 11: "No More Holding Back!"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 12: "The Forbidden Ace"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 13: "Another King"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 20: "It's Tough Being an Adult"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 21: "Close Encounters of the Noodle Kind"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 24: "Resolve"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 25: "Dreams, Courage, and Friendship"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 26: "Maximum Duel!"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 28: "Training Camp! Sushi Duel"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 29: "Galient Digging"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 42: "Space Operations Duel Squadron"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 43: "Opening! Team Battle Royal"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 44: "Dissonance"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 45: "Upstart Hunter"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 47: "The Employee's Counterattack"