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43 (Series 1)
180 cm (5ft 11in)
82.5 kg (185 lb)
Nelson Thorndyke is the wealthy owner of a computer and housing business, and the father of Christopher Thorndyke. He is married to Linsey Thorndyke, and his father is Chuck Thorndyke, a mechanic. He is 43 years old in Series 1 and 49 years old in Series 2. He is voiced by Ted Lewis in the English dub.
Although he is very busy with his computer company, he often tries to spend time with Chris. He also tries to be the best father for Chris as he can. When Chris ran away in the episode before Sonic the Hedgehog and friends return to their world, Nelson thought the best way to make Chris come home was to buy him a whole toy store, but he did a TV broadcast instead. Sometime later, they searched on foot and found Chris and Sonic at a seemingly abandoned log cabin. While Chris was on the Blue Typhoon, the remaining Thorndykes tried to find a way to teleport to Mobius and look for Chris when his wife Lindsey gets worried about him. Nelson states that Chris is a Thorndyke and he can handle himself and doesn't need to come back, so they agreed to send his stuff through Vanilla the Rabbit.