Victor Newman and Nicole "Nikki" Reed
are fictional characters
and a supercouple
from the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless
is portrayed by veteran daytime actor Eric Braeden
, and Nikki
is portrayed by Melody Thomas Scott
. The couple is often referred to by the portmanteau "Niktor" (for Nikki and Victor) by fans on internet message boards and in magazines.
The writers of The Young and the Restless
detailed characters Victor Newman and Nikki Reed to marry and divorce or depart from each other in some form or fashion in a continuous cycle. This has taken place for as long as the couple has been together, a take on the original supercouple formula. Soap Opera Digest
relayed the beginning of the pairing's creation and their impact. "Y&R
Creator/Senior Executive Producer/Executive Story Consultant William J. Bell
was so impressed by Braeden’s powerful performance on Y&R
that he repositioned the character of Victor, and in 1981, teamed him with Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki)," stated the magazine. The "inspired decision" led to Victor and Nikki becoming the show's most successful supercouple.
Victor Newman meets Nikki Reed, who (barely out of her teens) is working as a stripper at the Bayou. Victor is intrigued by her, and takes her home, where under his influence, she is transformed into a classy young lady. Victor is adamant at... Read More