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- I'm Joshua Birk. On TV I play Nyte Blayde, an exceptionally good looking but misunderstood vampire who risks life and limb every week to keep the world safe.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Franklyn Nyte, known better as his alter ego Nyte Blayde, is a vampire-hunter-turned-vampire.
After the death of his wife, Sylvia, at the hands of the vampire Mr. X, Nyte Blayde joins the Cyprian Order to hunt and kill vampires in an effort to find his wife's killer. However, after being turned into a vampire himself, the Cyprian Order turns against him, and he is forced to fight a two-sided battle.
He is portrayed by the actor Josh Birk.
Saints Row: The Third[edit | edit source]
Saints Row IV[edit | edit source]
Nyte Blayde is featured in a training simulation created by Matt Miller, which is based on one of his fan fictions. It involves a plot where they must track down the Cardinal, and Nyte Blayde calls upon a delighted Matt for his assistance. Nyte Blayde arrives at the 3 Count Casino to meet Matt and Playa and they follow him in order to search for the Cardinal. He rides the Bloody Cannoness, while Playa drives the Nyte Blayde.
Zinyak hijacks the program and turns Nyte Blayde against Matt Miller and Playa, forcing them to kill him. Playa then awards Matt Miller with Nyte Blayde's powers and then awards Matt Miller all rights to the Nyte Blayde franchise, on the condition of him never stopping making it.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Nyte Blayde season 1[edit | edit source]
The events of each episode of Nyte Blayde season 1 are advertised on the radio after post-mission news reports.
Originally "a man with a purpose", the eponymous hero Nyte Blayde joins the Cyprian Order as a vampire hunter after his wife, Sylvia, is killed by the vampire Mr. X. Nyte Blayde chases after him, the adventures of which form the bulk of Season 1. Sometime after Sylvia's death, Nyte Blayde begins a relationship with The Bloody Canoness, another member of the Cyprian Order. With his two blades, Nocturne and The Sun Ra, Nyte Blayde brings "righteous fury to the damned" for The Cardinal, the leader of the Cyprian Order. After being turned into a vampire, the Cyprian Order turns against Nyte Blayde, as does The Bloody Canoness, and he flees.
After these events, he falls in love for a woman named Marion; although she wants a relationship, Nyte Blayde tells himself he doesn't, claiming, "after losing Sylvia, I can never love again". The Cyprian Order, however, are still after Nyte Blayde, and in an effort to get to him, The Bloody Canoness kills Marion.
Nyte Blayde eventually confronts The Cardinal, demanding to know why the Cyprian Order are trying to kill him. The Cardinal states that while Nyte Blayde is not like the other vampires, he believes Nyte Blayde's hunger will rise and he will eventually become "no different than Mr. X".
Nyte Blayde soon learns that his best friend, Stu, is Mr. X. Nyte Blayde manages to kill Mr. X, and in the final episode of Season 1, an enemy known only as The Darkness reveals itself to Nyte Blayde and The Bloody Canoness.
Nyte Blayde season 3[edit | edit source]
During dialogue in the mission "http://deckers.die", Matt Miller makes note of a Season 3 episode of Nyte Blayde, named "Rise of the Cyprian Order", revealing The Cardinal remains a prominent character beyond the events of Season 1.
Homie[edit | edit source]
Nyte Blayde and Josh Birk can be recruited at the same time, and act completely differently, with Nyte Blayde acting "in character" at all times even when being injured. However, their Cellphone image is identical, and both have the same responses when called.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Nyte Blayde's real name, Franklyn Nyte, is displayed on a poster in the STAG PR Center, which is accessible at any time and is featured in the mission, "Nyte Blayde's Return".
- Two DLC packs, the Nyte Blayde Pack and the Bloodsucker Pack, contain several allusions to both him and the franchise.
- The Nyte Blayde Mobile, a vehicle belonging to the Nyte Blayde Pack DLC, is named after him.
- The comics version of Nyte Blayde has black hair combed back and wears shades, differently from Josh.
- A character named Mr. X – Nyte Blayde's nemesis – is featured in the mission "The Case of Mr. X", although this character is unrelated to Nyte Blayde. He is presented as an antagonist with all of Playa's worst qualities multiplied.
- Nyte Blayde also has a few similarities to the Marvel Comics character Blade. Both Nyte Blayde and Blade are vampires hunting their own kind who ride motorcycles; they both also wield swords. Finally, both characters lose a significant love interest and are hunted down by a company of vampire hunters.
- Nyte Blayde is featured under N in The ABCs of Saints Row.
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