Nick Alto is a pre-made adult Sim that lives in Sunset Valley, the neighborhood shipped with The Sims 3. He is the husband of Vita, brother of Bert Alto, and father of Holly. When the family is first played, Nick is 16 days away from being an elder. He starts the game as a Vice President in the Business Career track. Though Nick is far advanced in the Business career, he actually wishes to join the Criminal career. Initially he has 4 Athletic skill points and 2 Handiness skill points. He has a very muscular body and large build and he loves to work out, strength workouts in particular. In his inventory are a laptop and a mystery novel, Game of Thorns.
Although he shares a good relationship with his wife, he and his daughter are little better than strangers. He starts out as an acquaintance of his wife's friends Gunther and Cornelia Goth as well as their son Mortimer. He is old enemies with Geoffrey and Nancy Landgraab, but shares a neutral relationship with the couple's son Malcolm Landgraab.
He is in a feud with the Landgraabs. It seems likely that this business feud involves Nancy Landgraab in particular. Both Nancy and Nick are ambitious workaholics who are vice-presidents in the Business career, and they appear to be in competition to become the next CEO. Also, in the description for the vice-president position, it mentions that "the competition to become the next CEO is stiff", which could refer to their race to get to the top.
He is noted, along with his wife, for being one of the evil Sims in the neighborhood, and for being the unofficial owner of most of the shops and businesses. He does not have the Evil trait like his wife does, however; he is Mean-Spirited instead. He and his wife Vita Alto get ahead by pushing others down, as it says that they have "plotted the misfortune of almost everyone they've met". The Altos have a swimming pool, but Nick doesn't use it because he is hydrophobic.
Nick's lifetime wish is to be the Emperor of Evil, but to make his wish come true would mean forcing Nick to quit his current high-level career in Business to join the Criminal career at the entry-level position of Decoy. Nick will also boo at any Sim who works as the Emperor of Evil despite being Mean-Spirited; this is because of Nick's Family-Oriented trait.
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