|“||We're nothing like God. Not only do we have limited powers, but sometimes we're driven to become the Devil himself.||„|
|~ Nicholas D. Wolfwood|
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is the secondary male protagonist of the manga/anime series Trigun. He is a priest who wields a large cross-shaped gun named the Punisher, which he and his former colleagues use either in saving people or for complete destruction. Eventually, he meets Vash the Stampede and the two men eventually forge a great friendship in spite of their conflicting moralities.
He is voiced by Sho Hiyami in the Japanese version of the anime and Jeff Nimoy in the English version. In the English dub of Trigun: Badlands Rumble, he is voiced by Brad Hawkins.
Wolfwood serves as a foil to Vash, being very similar to him in some ways and the complete opposite of him in others. Like Vash, he is a superb guman, but unlike him, he is very quick to kill, having raised to be an assassin as well as a priest. He hardly ever feels any remorse for killing, especially when it's to protect the innocent. He and Vash have some minor disagreements on this matter, which is somewhat ironic due to their occupations as gunfighters. He frequently shows his frustration at an inability to live up to Vash’s non-killing lifestyle, demonstrating the guilt he has for taking others’ lives, even while doing it for good purposes. He particularly looks out for kids, making sure that none ever suffer like he did, and his primary objective has always been to make money for his orphanage.