Thomas Nils is an Agent for the Bureau.
Agent Nils is a seasoned field operative belonging to the Recon Class.
Not much is known about him, due to his in-game death happening rather untimely and early into the campaign, though judging by the circumstances of his demise, agent Nils was presumably very brave and skilled, though also reckless and impatient, as he did not bother waiting for backup to arrive before charging in to apprehend the Infiltrator, which led to his downfall.
According to his killer, agent Thomas Nils "fought well" before ultimately losing and dying.
- In his introductory cinematic, agent Nils can be seen using an M14 Rifle despite belonging to the Recon class. He automatically brandishes an M1903-A4 Sniper Rifle upon joining up with Carter, though.
- Nils' death is one of the three scripted agent KIAs in the game's storyline, alongside John Kinney and Michael Redmond, and as such cannot be prevented no matter how quickly the player reaches the medical ward.
|XCOM Personnel of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified|
|Agents||William Carter • Angela Weaver • Nico DaSilva • Thomas Nils • John Kinney • Michael Redmond • Piotr Zhedrev (optional)|
|Researchers||Dr. Alan Weir • Dr. Heinrich Dresner|