Nina Cortex is Neo Cortex's beloved niece or daughter. She is a gothic girl (though she denies being as such) with bionic hands which act as grappling hooks. She has a fierce rivalry with Coco Bandicoot. Though she is a bully, she has a secret love of fluffy and cute animals, which ultimately caused her hands to be replaced by bionic hands.
- She secretly develops a crush on Talon.