- See Swanson family
Nelson has an older sister, Valerie. They do not get along very well.
- He is the serial smeller
- Nelson is a science kid. He loves inventing things.
- He is scared of nature.
- Nelson loves Verminoids.
- Nelson is part of a secret club of tinkerers.
- He is a member of the Kidsboro city council.
- He recently joined the Odyssey Owls basketball team.
- His dad walked away from building a shed and hasn't gone back to it for three years
|“||Nelson Swanson: Haven't you noticed that people are staring at you?
Matthew Parker: Who?
Nelson Swanson: Everyone.
Matthew Parker: Is there something hanging from my nose?
|“||Nelson Swanson: Ryan, you've gone viral!
Holy Hoop Rap: Holy, holy, holy hoop, holy holy hoop...
Brad Ralph: Wow. Some people have too much time on their hands.
|“||Nelson Swanson: And I can invent things and do scientific experiments on live subjects?
John Whittaker: Yes. Well, no not the experiment part.
Nelson Swanson: Aw, rats.
John Whittaker: No, no experiments on rats either.
|“||Nelson Swanson: Hey Matthew.
Matthew Parker: Ahhhhhhh!! Don't scare me like that!
Nelson Swanson: I just said your name.
Matthew Parker: Well, warn me before you speak to me!
|“||Jay Smouse: So what's that little contraption there? Today's project?
Matthew Parker: It's..
Nelson Swanson: An Appleberry phone that we found by the creek.
Matthew Parker: ..none of your business.. Good job, Nelson.
|“||Ryan Cummings: Objection, she's [Valerie] badgering the witness.
Nelson Swanson: Yeah, that's exactly what she's doing. I feel badgered.
|“||Nelson Swanson: Have you ever been diagnosed as obsessive compulsive?
Matthew Parker: Not yet... but my parents are talking about it.
Nelson Swanson: Big surprise!
|“||Nelson Swanson: Abort the mission, Abort!
Matthew: Really, Nelson? I thought you were, like, a man of Science, a wonderer of nature, all that stuff.
Nelson: It's great if I can study in a controlled environment, in cages or under a microscope.
Matthew: So... You like nature as long as it isn't natural?
Nelson: Is that unreasonable?