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Victor Newman (Birth Name: Christian Miller)
Played By: Eric Braedon
The Patriarch of the Newman Clan. Founder and CEO of Newman Enterprises. A formidable businessman, Victor is also very protective of his family. He prides himself on being a self-made made man, but many residents of Genoa City still peg him as a villain.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Many times over the years. He has most recently been accused of allowing a subsidiary to sell illegal "energy pills" online...which may or may not be his fault.
  • Fake Nationality: German-born actor Eric Braeden as New York born Wisconsin based businessman Victor Newman, His thick German accent is never fully explained.
  • Identity Amnesia: Forgets who he is after falling off his horse. He spends about two months in L.A., going by his father's name.
  • Knight Templar Parent: On and off. He is almost obsessively determined that his children (and grandchildren, and adopted grandchildren, etc.) benefit from the Newman legacy, and is very upset when one of his children decide they don't want to be involved with the company anymore.
  • One True Love: Nikki. No matter what happens to these two, they always manage to get back together, and their relationship is the oldest still remaining on the show.
  • Papa Wolf: Very protective of his children...when he wants to be.
  • Rags to Riches: Started out working for Katherine Chancellor. About thirty years later, he owns an international conglomerate including Chancellor Industries.
  • The Nicknamer: Usually to people he doesn't like. Billy Abbot is "Billy-boy", Jack is "Jackass Abbot", and cult leader Ian Ward was "worthless maggot on the bottom of my shoe".
  • The Rival: Due to the rivalry between Newman Enterprises and Jabot Cosmetics, John Abbot was this to Victor. John's son, Jack, is a much more volatile capacity. The two have been fighting constantly for more than twenty years!
  • Verbal Tic: "You got that!"
    • Also "Okay?", which Eric Braedon seems to tag onto the end of every other line, presumably for emphasis.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers John Abbot this, and deeply respects him even when they are fierce rivals. His son Jack, not so much...

Nicole "Nikki" Reed-Newman
Played By: Melody Thomas Scott
Victor's on-and-off wife of many years and mother of Victoria and Nicholas. A former stripper and alcoholic, she has since reformed and spearheads many of Genoa City's charitable organizations.

  • Cult: Joined the New World Commmune with Paul Williams back in the 80s. The storyline was recently resurrected, revealing that she'd fostered a son, Dylan McAvoy with cult leader Ian Ward.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: One of the biggest examples on the show and that's saying something!
  • Hypocrite: The younger female characters often accuse her of being this, accusing her of forgetting her own gritty origins and loose lifestyle.
  • Lady Drunk: She's fallen off the wagon many times over the years, and is a rather destructive drunk.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Dylan, her bastard son with Ian Ward.
  • Mama Bear: She might seem gentle and unassuming most of the time, but God help you if you try to take advantage of her kids.
  • Morality Pet: To Victor, usually, but also for Jack and Paul.
  • Rags to Riches: Like Victor. She was a stripper in a club he attended in the late 70s. They fell in love and the rest is history.

Victoria Newman
Played By: Amelia Heinle
Victor and Nikki's first child, born when Victor thought he was infertile. She is generally the most loyal to Victor, no matter what the case, but this changes if she messes around with her marriage or her children.
  • Children's Literature: Nikki convinces her to write one of these. The project is promptly dropped.
  • Guilt Complex: When Billy's daughter Cordelia is killed in a hit-and-run accident, Victoria blames herself for the admittedly superficial reason of asking Billy to stop for ice cream. Billy himself points out that this she shouldn't be blaming herself.
  • Housewife: Not always, mind you, as she held an important job at Newman for several years, but since marrying Billy and adopting Johnny she seems to prefer this type of lifestyle.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: She pulled a drunk and destitute Billy out of a gutter on Christmas Eve, thus starting their very long relationship. While Billy has changed for the better in many ways, he still manages to slip up, often endangering their marriage.
  • Mama Bear: To her son Reed, her adopted son Johnny, and even Delia, Billy's daughter with Chloe.
  • Morality Pet: Much like Nikki is to Victor, Victoria can be this for Billy. When he listens.
  • The Other Darrin: Amelia Heinle took over from Heather Tom in 2005.
  • The Rival: For a time with Billy's other Baby Mama, Chloe.

Nicholas "Nick" Newman
Played By: Joshua Morrow
The second child of Victor and Nikki. He's more independent than Victoria and less concerned with the Newman Legacy over his own personal family. He is the father of Noah and Faith (with Sharon) and Summer (with Phyllis).
  • Despair Event Horizon: He and Sharon both went through this when their daughter Cassie died in a drunk driving accident. It severely changed the personalities of both characters and, as a result, Nick is much more stoic nowadays.
  • High School Sweethearts: With Sharon.
  • Sex for Solace: After Cassie died, he had an affair with Phyllis Summers, conceiving their daughter Summer.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With his half-brother Adam. Ever since the character arrived on the show, the two have had something to fight about, be it Victor's attention, stakes in Newman Enterprises, or Sharon's affections.

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