He is a delinquent old man who wears a ten-gallon hat and likes to drink and gamble, but he has his own network of contacts, and his ability to gather information and procure supplies cannot be underestimated. Although he is an inedible old man who can forge order documents in a matter of minutes, he also has a good heart that supports Shiro and the rest of the 08th Platoon. He is in a romantic relationship with Maria, a woman from a local town.
In the novel version, he secretly procures core boosters for the 08 Platoon just before the battle for Lhasa Base. He also appears in the manga "Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Platoon U.C. 0079+α", but does not play a notable role.
- Some official sources give his name as Gidan Nickerd; however, the spelling used in the official English release, Jidan Nickard, is what is used on this wiki.
The 08th MS Team characters
|Earth Federation||08th MS Team||Shiro Amada | Karen Joshua | Eledore Massis | Terry Sanders Jr. | Michel Ninorich|
|Jidan Nickard | Kojima | Isan Ryer | Sally | Rob | Pietro | Mike | Agent Jacob | Alice Miller|
|Principality of Zeon||Aina Sahalin | Ginias Sahalin | Norris Packard | Yuri Kellerne | Cynthia | Bone Abust | Topp | Arth | Dell | Barry | Masado | Niever | Runen | Walter Janowitz | Military Woman (Kergerenko) | Zhukov|
|Others||Guerillas||Kiki Rosita | Baresto Rosita | Chibi | Hige | Noppo|
|Civilians||Maria | B.B.|