Nancy Drew is the main character from the PC game series by the same name. She is the only character to appear (vocally or visually) in every game. She is voiced by Lani Minella in all the games, making her the only character to keep her voice actor for the duration of the series, as a lot of the regular characters, like Bess and George, have different voice actors for the games. Nancy is an amateur detective who solves mysteries.
Nancy Drew is a teenager (approximately 18 - 19 years of age) who hails from the small town of River Heights. She has graduated from high school as she has mentioned several of her former classmates in various games, such as Maya Nguyen in The Final Scene and Deirdre Shannon in Alibi in Ashes.
In each game, she is stumbling upon a different mystery; however, in the newer games she tends to be hired for the job more often then not.
She is in some degree of a romantic relationship with Ned Nickerson, who is a student at Emerson College. She has a father, Carson Drew, who is a well-respected lawyer/attorney. Nancy lives with her father and their housekeeper, Hannah Gruen, who has been like a mother to Nancy, since Nancy's mother passed away when she was 3 years old.
Nancy is kind, smart, and brave, but sometimes races into situations without thinking about it first. She often relies on her friends for help and is very resourceful herself. She believes in always doing the right thing.
Nothing is yet officially known about Nancy's appearance. The cover of Secrets can Kill has a picture of Kate Drew's (Nancy's mother) face, whom Nancy is supposed to resemble, and in Alibi in Ashes it is revealed that Nancy's hair is "titian", which when describing hair refers to a tint of red, a brown orange sort of colour. Izzy in Warnings at Waverly Academy coments on Nancy's red hair saying that it is "on fire." It is possible she dyed her hair color in Warnings at Waverly Academy so nobody would recognize her, since she was undercover. It's more likely though that Izzy simply saw the red tint (which could be quite strong; titian only means it's a red tint, it doesn't say how strong the tint is), thought "red hair", and exaggerated exactly how red it was so that she could make a joke. It is also believed that she is tall and has pale skin. Several characters have commented on how old fashioned and drab her clothes were - one character in Silent Spy assumed the jeans In her suitcase actually belonged to her mother. Nancy's full appearance has yet to be seen in the game, but it is safe to assume that, like her book series counterpart, she has either strawberry or auburn hair and light skin. She is known to be quite pretty. In Alibi In Ashes, you can see Nancy's hair and skin color, but her face is covered.
"It's locked." - One of Nancy's famous quotes.
"Look, you don't need to go telling Renee and those lawyers about selling that stuff, do you?" "I guess I could forget all about it, if you were to, say, do something for me . . ." "I know, you still want the glass eye? Go ahead, take it. You want something, I want something, go ahead and take it." - Nancy barganing with Henry Bolet in Legend of the Crystal Skull.
"I'm usually pretty good at knowing whether someone is telling the truth." "I thought I was, too." - Nancy talking with Jamila El-Dine in Tomb of the Lost Queen.
"You're cooler than I thought, Nancy." "I try to play it down." Nancy and Nicolas Falcone talking in The Final Scene.
"If life were a good book, you'd be my favourite reoccuring character." - Proffesor Hotchkiss on Nancy in Tomb of the Lost Queen.
"I'm proposing a business alliance. We don't have to see eye-to-eye." "I propose you back off." - Nancy warning Simone Mueller in The Final Scene.
"Thank you, Nancy. Nice work. You're a credit to your generation." Red Knott on Nancy in Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake.
"Nancy, you did a real nice job. You should be proud of yourself. Whatever happens, I think if anyone can handle it, it's you." Savannah Woodam to Nancy in Shadow at the Water's Edge."
- Nancy thinks her skirt is rather flouncy.
- Nancy's voice actor (Lani Minella) also did the voices of Freddie (#16 White Wolf Of Icicle Creek), LouLou the parrot (#11 Curse Of Blackmoor Manor), CouCou the parrot (#20 Ransom Of The Seven Ships), and Vervet Monkeys (#20 Ransom of the Seven Ships).
- Simone Mueller thinks that Nancy Drew is a forgettable name.