Chief Asa Nichols
Nichols is a conservative force that has served Arkham since
1907. He is now 61 years old and has been talking about retirement. The reasons
seems to be that he feels somewhat out of date. He does no longer fully understand
the movers and shakers in the underworld of Arkham. He has delegated much of
the crime department to Harden and Harrigan and does seldom involve himself
personally in crime investigations.