Cristian is Nicolas' best friend since the year 2012. He is a major protagonist of the Super Nicolas franchise. Cristian has helped and fought alongside his best friend on many occasions. Throughout his life, he has lived in Nicolas' shadow, developing both cowardly and heroic tendencies. Nicolas & Cristian. marks his first appearance in the Nicolas series and his debut in general. Originally a palette swap of Nicolas, Cristian was created to facilitate a second player option. Since the two-player mode was dropped from most main Super Nicolas drawings beginning with Super Nicolas Adventure, Cristian has gained his own identity and personality. This is especially noticeable in installments for the Cris Man series of drawings, as well as the Nicolas & Cristian series.