|The Red Vision|
|Full name:||Nicklas Alvar Nygård|
|Born:||30th October 2031|
|Residence:|| I Cohort, Section 3|
I Cohort, Section 4
|Occupation:||Doctor and researcher at SciSORS|
|Clairvoyance type:||Jumper: Oracle|
|Significant other/s:||Ezekiel Sáenz|
|Parents:|| Bryndís Ingadóttir|
|Siblings:||Karolina Nygård †|
|Allies:||The Seven Seals|
|Allegiance:|| The Seven Seals|
The Mime Order
|First appearance:||The Bone Season|
Dr. Nicklas Alvar "Nick" Nygård (30th October 2031 –), also known as the Red Vision, is an oracle in Jaxon Hall's clairvoyant gang, the Seven Seals. He is Paige Mahoney's best friend. He was born in the Scion Republic of Sweden and studied in Stockholm before moving to London to work for SciSORS. He divides his time between his Scion life and his work for Jaxon in I-4.
Nick was a child prodigy who excelled in the sciences from a very young age. He graduated high school when he was fourteen after getting his SSLQ (Scion Second Level Qualification) and was enrolled at the University of Scion Stockholm, hoping to be a doctor, at fifteen. He took a degree called combined bioscience. His parents moved to Småland from Mölle around this time, and Nick lived with his uncle Alvar in Stockholm so he could commute to the university. The family would often return to Mölle to go fishing and swimming.
Students taking combined bioscience do most of their training on the job, but Nick first had to do an additional two years of study at the university and earn his STLQ (Scion Third Level Qualification). During the first year, Nick got involved with the voyant gangs of Stockholm and later visited his parents to celebrate his little sister’s birthday. Karolina was murdered by ScionIDE during this visit, and Nick found her body. Her death gave him a thirst to take down Scion from within, and he decided he wanted to move to England – the heart of the empire.
Nick returned to Stockholm and requested a transfer to the SciSORS facility in London, hoping to finish training there and secure a permanent job as a lab technician. Aged seventeen, he was given leave to spend a few months in England, working for ScionAID in the town of Arthyen under supervision, so he could acclimatise to the country. During this time, he went to London several times to attend medical conferences. He met Colin Mahoney at one of these conferences. He also had a vision of Jaxon Hall, who he later saw in person in Trafalgar Square. Jaxon was shocked to see a voyant with a red aura. The two went to a coffeehouse, where Nick agreed to be Jaxon's mollisher and the first member of his gang, the Seven Seals. Not long after, he met nine-year-old Paige in the poppy fields of Arthyen and took her to hospital after her encounter with a poltergeist.
After his introductory period in England, Nick returned to Stockholm, got his STLQ, and cut ties with his voyant gang there. He then moved permanently to London and started work at SciSORS, alternating between his job there and his new life as Jaxon’s mollisher.
Nick is described as very pale with winter green eyes and blond hair.
Nicklas is a name meaning "people of victory" and is a variant of Nicholas, one of seven "qualified men" in the first-century Christian congregation.
Alvar comes from the Old Norse name Alfarr, meaning "elf warrior".
Nygård is a Scandinavian surname meaning "new homestead" or "new farm".