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For this series, I’m going to delve into the characters of Grigory’s Gadget in the style of those fun/silly surveys that pop-up on social media from time-to-time. I’ll also include name pronunciation, because I know a lot of people have been asking about that! (That being said, you can pronounce the names of my characters however you like, I’ll just be listing the “official” pronunciation) This post will be about Nikolai Polzin.
WARNING: Mild spoilers for Grigory’s Gadget contained in this post!
Name: Nikolai Polzin (NEE-koh-LIE POHL-zihn)
Name Meaning: Nikolai – Russian form of Nicholas, meaning “victory of the people”; Polzin – occupational name designating a merchant who engaged in transactions for profit in Russia
Age: early 20s
Physical Appearance: Dark skin, long dreads, deep brown eyes, muscular
Hometown: Lodninsk, Morozhia (LOHD-ninsk, moh-ROHZH-ya)
Family: Mother died from a plague that swept through Lodninsk; father’s death is unexplained
Relationship Status: single
Education: studying archaeology
Greatest Strengths: Intensely loyal to his friends; sharp-witted and an analytical thinker
Greatest Weaknesses: Cynical to a fault; has a quick temper
Favorite Color: Orange
Hobbies: playing card games like Durak; considers archaeology a hobby/passion
Biggest Goal in Life: Go on an adventure, inspired by tales of ancient cities and artifacts