|Born||September 11, 1980|
|Birth place||Thorpe Salvin, England|
|Affiliations|| British Army|
|Height||6'2" (188 cm)|
|Weight||175 lbs (79 kg)|
- "You! Hold my pint while I get the satchel charges. Yes, of course I'm kidding, you stupid bastard - you think I'd trust you with the beer?"
- — Tunney's Specialist quote
Nigel Tunney was born September 11, 1980, in Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire to a working-class upbringing. His father Ian ran a petrol station, and mother Isobel taught preschool. His father served in British Army 1974-1978; saw duty in Northern Ireland. Nigel was frequently in trouble with school and legal authorities. Cited for shoplifting, vandalism and other minor offenses repeatedly, although he excelled in chemistry in school. Was expelled in 1997 for a prank gone wrong which resulted in demolition of the school's chemistry laboratory and slight injuries to two teachers. Enlisted shortly thereafter. His natural aptitude for explosives became obvious during basic training and was assigned to EOD and served with distinction. Disciplined several times for "unconventional approach." Recruited by SAS in 2001 and trained in demolitions. Defused ULA-planted explosives at Gatwick in 2004 and won national acclaim; later used over his strenuous objections in recruiting campaign as "the face of the new army." Attached to the Ghosts in 2005.
He may have served with the Ghosts in the 2008 Russian War and the Eritrean war of the next year.
Personality and traitsEdit
Nigel Tunney threatens to quit approximately once every three weeks. He is loud, brash, and as much of a free spirit as a member of SAS dares to be. On one memorable occasion, he reported after leave with his hair dyed bright pink. Tunney parties hard but works harder, and constantly keeps one eye on his father's service record as a benchmark for his own achievements. He is gregarious, aggressively friendly, and rarely takes "no" for an answer. When working, he is absolutely meticulous, and all traces of his off-duty persona disappear, except for the predilection for peppering every sentence with profanity. Tunney is a die-hard Blackburn Rovers fan, and defends the side's honor more aggressively than he defends his own.
Tunney has a small scar over left eye, and some scarring on both hands.
- Nigel Tunney is one of the unlockable specialists in the first Ghost Recon game.
- Completing Mission 2 on Recruit in Ghost Recon 1 will unlock the Bizon SMG for Nigel.