|Relatives|| Cousin: Basil|
Fiancée: Princess Flavia
|First appearance||The Prisoner of Benda|
Emperor Nikolai visited New New York in 3010 to give a speech at the United Nations. He arrived with his entourage aboard his extravagant caviar-powered yacht RMS Overkill which would serve as his residency during his time in the city, were it not for his encounter with Bender Bending Rodríguez who was trying to rob him of his big, big crown. Bender, whose mind was in the body of Amy Wong, convinced Nikolai to trade bodies with him so that Emperor Nikolai could finally experience life as a lowly bending unit while, perhaps more importantly, Bender could enjoy life as a fabulously wealthy and influential emperor, while also agreeing to fill in for Nikolai at a speech to the United Nations General Assembly.