General Timeline Information Edit
Nick Anderson (also known as Night Riser) was born in 1996. In 2006, Nick would meet and befriend Tim Allender. The following year, Tim would recruit Nick into the SSC and make him his apprentice. The two would train for several months until Nick seemingly tried to face Machine on his own, apparently being killed in the process. In actuality, Nick left the SSC and worked as Machine's apprentice within THEM. Nick would begin rising in rank throughout 2010. And later, the same year, he'd become Corruption's right-hand man and trick him into fighting Brett alone. After Corruption's defeat, Nick took control of THEM and made the group go into hiding. In 2013, Nick (now going by Night Riser) would send mysterious messages to both the SSC and the Brotherhood of Death in hopes of pitting the two against each other so that THEM could return and wipe out the weakened foes. He'd eventually appear in person to Tim, Brett, Tye, George, and Samantha under Specter's Tree and reveal his plans before escaping. Brett would later manage to cut off Nick's path towards the war in the outskirts of the Death Pit. After a long fight, Night Riser would be defeated and to an SSC holding center. He was eventually met by Tim and freed.
Nick became Tim's apprentice in the SSC at age 11. The two would train closely together for several months before Tim was tasked with fighting the notorious Machine. Nick would beg his master to let him fight as well, but was ultimately denied. Nick, feeling betrayed by not being told of the impending fight and also believing that Tim was only doing it to gain power and leadership over the S.S.C, approached Machine, relinquishing the ways of the SSC and joining THEM as Machine's apprentice.
Nick would be trained by Machine and steadily rise in rank/power over time. Nick would eventually become powerful enough to be Corruption's right-hand man, where he began to plot against Tim Allender for "forgetting" him. As such, Nick slowly was capable on convincing Corruption into fighting Brett alone with no backup. Corruption accepted the challenge and was defeated by Brett all according to Nick's plans. Nick then made himself leader of THEM and forced the group into hiding for years.
Much later, Nick (now going by Night-Riser) would begin sending messages to the SSC and the Brotherhood of Death in order to pit the two rivaling factions against each other. Once both groups were heavily weakened, THEM would return and wipe out whoever remained. Nick would later capture SSC members withing Specter's Forest, instigating Tim and his team to enter the forest in search of them, only to find Night-Riser who revealed his plans for revenge. Night-Riser escaped the forest but was eventually cut off from his path towards the war by Brett Blakley, who challenged the former apprentice to a fight. After an excruciating battle, Night-Riser was heavily injured.defeated by Brett, who quickly had the enemy sent to an SSC holding center for questioning. Without Night-Riser's leadership and with the Brotherhood and the SSC unexpectedly teaming up to stop THEM, nearly every faction was destroyed, with THEM falling apart entirely. Tim would later visit the SSC holding center and talk to Night-Riser, apologizing for the way he was years ago and even giving Night-Riser the opportunity to kill him and escape. Tim would close his eyes and await death, only to later open them and find Night-Riser gone; perhaps signaling he finally forgave Tim.
Nick was an incredibly intelligent and traitorous individual, capable of easily tricking/betraying those around him. In Nick's younger years, Tim described him as the perfect SSC member, one who's intelligence was rivaled by his strength and ability. However Nick was also easily angered; leaving his master and joining THEM wherein he would plot an incredibly intricate plan of revenge. This drive for revenge blinded Nick somewhat to the suffering he was causing and (according to Brett) heavily effective his fighting-style. Nick's intelligence and forward-thinking allowed him to hide his living status as well as the state of THEM for years on end. However it could be hinted at that Nick's lust for revenge finally ended when he realized he had firmly lost and that his master was genuinely sorry for his past errors. His training with Tim, Machine, and other THEM forces provided him with a unique and especially dangerous form of combat, allowing him to nearly defeat the legendary Brett Blakley. Nick was described as having short-cut dark brown hair and black eyes. He was also noted to have a couple small cuts above his eyes from previous unlisted frays.