Nervous Subject is a playable Sim. He can be found in the Beaker household, where he lives since his adoption by Loki and Circe Beaker. Although some people believe that Nervous was adopted after he was taken away by the social worker, his family tree states that Nervous is still the son of Olive Specter and doesn't recognize the Beakers as family.
Nervous twitches and blinks frequently. At one point during his early childhood, Nervous was taken away from Olive by the Social Worker because she neglected him and was later adopted by Loki and Circe Beaker, Strangetown's "mad scientist" couple; however they have no relation to him on his family tree. It should be noted that while it is assumed that the Grim Reaper is his father, it is not shown through his family tree, which simply shows Olive Specter as his mother. However, the Grim Reaper is the only person Olive Specter has a memory of WooHoo with. Nervous lacks any of his mother's genetics and on closer examination it is clear he is simply a clone of the Grim Reaper.
Nervous has a ten Active and no other personality points, though his genetic personality is more balanced and very similar to that of Vidcund Curious - maximum neat and active points, but extremely shy, somewhat grouchy and very serious. When Nervous's gender preference is displayed using testingcheatsenabled, or checked in SimPE, it can be seen that he has a very slight distaste for women, though, as with all Sims, the player can change this during gameplay by having him perform romantic interactions on female characters.
Nervous Subject's aspiration is Family, and when the Beakers' lot is first played, he will often roll wants to flirt or hug, even though he will not like doing these things. He may also want to get married, which may be due to his aspiration being very low. For the first 7 or 8 game hours, the game may continually push "Stuff Face" actions on him while he is home, regardless of how hungry he is. This is a result of a script used for tutorial purposes, so he will see the cockroaches (which are likely scripted as well since the house is fairly clean) and go into aspiration failure.
He does not appear to be very popular. His only friend is Pascal Curious, although his lifetime relationship with him is only moderate. He also has a reasonably good relationship with Circe Beaker, but doesn't like Loki very much. Nervous may sometimes wander onto the Curious lot when Pascal is about to give birth.
There is another Nervous hidden in Olive's memories. This is the Nervous that Olive remembers giving birth to.
Nervous is no longer around in The Sims 2 (PSP), except as a restless ghost in Bella's mansion, Espiritu Estate. Emily tells the player Nervous was always short on money and signed up as a test subject for the Beakers. One day, he was so miserable he was killed by one of the machines. After Nervous' passing, the Beakers even kidnapped a garbage man for their tests. It is indicated that he once had a girlfriend named Annie Howell: the player soon discovers that she is unaware of his death, and has assumed that he left her.
Other languages Edit
- English: Nervous Subject
- French: Hector Cobaye
- German: Nervus Subjekt
- Italian: Nervo Tico
- Spanish: Nervioso Del Todo
- Dutch: Nerveus Figuursma
- Danish: Hans X. Periment
- Swedish: Nervis Objekt
- Norwegian: N. R. Voes
- Finnish: Hermo Koehenkilö
- Portuguese: Sujeito Nervoso
- Japanese: ナーバス サブジェクト
- Polish: Nerwus Jakiś
- Russian: Tipus Nervous (Типус Нервус)
- Chinese (simplified): 内沃斯 主题
- Chinese (traditional): 瓊緊張 沙希
- Thai: เนอ•วัส ซับ•เจค
- Korean: 너버스 서브젝트
- Czech: Nervózní Jedinec
- Brazilian Portuguese: Nervoso Cobaia