Badou Nails is a chain smoking, freelance journalist and photographer. Badou has long red hair and wears an eye-patch. Seven years ago, he was attacked by Richter Berthein, losing his right eye. His mood directly corresponds to the availability of cigarettes and the level of nicotine in his blood. He can swing from extreme elation to murderous violence. He had an older brother named Dave, whom he believes is dead. Dave was a a freelance journalist and appears to be the reason Badou began smoking at an early age and became a freelance journalist himself. In Dogs, he uses a pair of Ingram MAC-10 machine pistols.