Director of Covert Ops - DRAGON Ops
Nick Helsing is the grandson of Professor Abraham Van Helsing. He was born in the early part of the twentieth century. In 1941, at the age of sixteen, Nick joined the army and became an army ranger. He fought many battles during WWll, primarily in the European theater of war. He quickly rose in ranks and became Captain Nick Helsing.
Leading his own platoon of ragtag soldiers called the “Roughneck Rangers”, Nick won many battles and a lot of medals. On one mission alongside the Patriot against Der Totenkopf, Nick was splashed with the same chemicals that gave the German his immortality. However, due to his genetic makeup, Nick didn’t suffer the same side effects that Totenkopf did. However, he did lose his left eye in the accident.
After the war, Helsing became an agent for the CIA and later AEGIS, as one of Jack Simmons’ (the Patriot) top agents.
Recently SHADOW, AEGIS’ top adversarial organization, funded a secret US government agency which proceeded to frame and burn several of AEGIS’ top agents. The group, consisting of Helsing, Natalia Komorav, Fletcher, Lacey Alexander, Dark Diamond, and Linda Starling, banded together to expose the conspiracy. They found SHADOW’s secret base, and with the help of MAX Trooper Tony Manelli and the Patriot, thay were able to stop Wilhelm Kantor (Overshadow) and destroy SHADOW, hopefully forever. Although they succeeded in clearing their names, the whole affair left a bad taste in Nick’s mouth and he tendered his resignation from AEGIS. All of the agents who were burned followed suit and went with Helsing.
He was approached by Chen Li (Red Dragon) and asked to join DRAGON, Chen’s private security and peacekeeping organization, which Nick readily accepted, bringing along his team of operatives. He now leads the DRAGON Ops, a group of special operatives within DRAGON, including his old friend and boss, the Patriot.