Nigel Burke, MBBS is the main protagonist in Surgeon Simulator 2013. He lives in England and was working in a supermarket before he became a surgeon. He is in his early 30's, is married and has children, but is now divorced and had to sell his house. Nigel met, at an unknown point, his new girlfriend, Trisha. One night at a bar, he met a some staff from the Barnadshire hospital and he impressed them with his medical knowledge.
He started out working on people on one wing of the hospital where he transplanted hearts.
After working on this department for a while, he was moved to another end of the hospital where he preformed heart transplants, double kidney transplants and brain surgery to a man named Bob who he had found in a car accident. Also, when he was moved to this department, he was given his own desk and a computer. Soon after the hospital saw that he had experience, he was assigned to do dangerous operations in ambulances; once again, heart transplants, double kidney transplants, and brain surgery. After he saved numerous people, a black floppy disk was placed on his desk. When he put it into his computer, a message appeared on his computer that read:
"Nigel, we've been watching your performance. We require your services in a special mission.
By inserting this disk you have agreed to come and help us and an agent will be along to pick you up imminently.
Do not be alarmed...
Stand by (which turns into STAND BY after a few seconds)"
Nigel was then sent into space where he performed heart surgery to bob. After he returned, he becomes the best doctor in the world.
After his space excursion, Nigel is contacted by an unknown alien race via VCR, which allows him to perform various surgeries on a member of this alien race. When the transplant is complete, Nigel officially becomes the Best Surgeon in the Universe.
- Nigel has to take pills from the Rx. There are some on his desk.
- Nigel is right-handed (though you have the ability to make him left handed in the options menu.)
- Nigel has a video game floppy disk on his desk after a couple of operations, the game is Deep Dungeons of Doom, which is also made by Bossa Studios.
- Nigel may be also a reference to the popular meme Nigel Thornberry and the "I'll do this with my hands" meme.