Please, someone move this to "Nikolai (Batman in Bethelem)". He was never named Nickola or Nikola in the comics, it was only Nikolai. --Тостер (talk) 00:38, December 18, 2016 (UTC)

Honestly do we even need this page? The description isn't exactly helpful. If he's just some random thug who got his first name namedropped, I wouldn't even bother with the move and just delete it. --- Haroldrocks talk 05:10, December 18, 2016 (UTC)

In case of Grant Morrison and that issue especially it is quite unclear who is random thug and who's not - everyone namedropped or seen briefly in Batman Vol 1 666 was someone important later, apart from three characters as of now - that Nikolai, Loveless and Candyman. It was still implied that nearly all of them were crime bosses of some notoriety. Plus there is a big possibility that's where Gotham writers took idea for their Nikolai character as they've adapted Flamingo who first appeared in that issue, as well. It is, in fact, a common situation nowadays for television series to make something larger from minor single-issue characters like Luka Volk, or Malaq, who was suddenly referenced in DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series) Episode: Left Behind, having previously appeared only in Detective Comics Vol 1 750 and being a really obscure character. --Тостер (talk) 05:30, December 18, 2016 (UTC)
I see what you mean. I have trouble believing the connection between this guy and the guy on Gotham, but that's just me being skeptical. Nikolai isn't that unique of a name as Malaq, for example. I don't know. I'm still not totally convinced this page needs to exist, but thank you for the insight nonetheless; I appreciate the effort. However, I'd like to get another admin's second opinion before we go further with anything. --- Haroldrocks talk 05:38, December 18, 2016 (UTC)
Glad to help with anything! Nikolai or Nikolay is really not that unique of a name, of which I can assure you because it is my name as well (although as I'm half-Russian and half-Ukrainian I have two spellings: Mykola and Nikolay). It should be noted that I've found only two Nikolai's without particular surname in the DC comics so far and both were somehow connected to Batman. And I'm really puzzled why in DC comics preferred spelling of that name is Nikolai, as "y" is much closer to the real sound. --Тостер (talk) 06:22, December 18, 2016 (UTC)