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As I was saying, Abdullah, every schoolchild knows that the cheetah is the world's fastest runner. (Mr. Patel: But not so many people know that cheetah has no endurance. She tires quickly. So we are planning to make the race too long for cheetah and then bet against her.) Yes, quite neat really. Nobody will guess that the owners are betting against their own cheetah. When she runs out of steam, it's the owners who collect the money. In addition of your share to the purse, Abdullah, as a bonus after the race, you can keep her.
~ Nigel planning to race Duma

Nigel is one of the three main antagonists of Disney's 1989 live-action film Cheetah, alongside Abdullah and Mr. Patel. He wants to collect money for him and his friends by making Duma to race against greyhounds, because of Mr. Patel's uncle. However, their plan was foiled by Ted, Susan and Morogo, the protagonists and deuteragonist of the film.

He was portrayed by the late Anthony Baird.

History

Nigel is first seen at Mr. Patel's store after the Johnson family decide to say goodbye to Morogo and Duma when they leave Africa. Mr. Patel tells Nigel about his uncle's plan to race Duma against greyhounds. Later, Nigel and Mr. Patel tell Abdullah about the idea of racing Duma against greyhounds. When the trio go to the Johnsons' house, Mr. Patel sneaks into the house to get the cheetah whistle. After he got the whistle, they capture Duma.

The trio decide to train her for running fast. While Duma didn't go far, Nigel calls her a lazy pussycat. Ted, Susan and Morogo have to go out and save Duma.When Ted and Susan try to rescue Duma, they get caught by the trio. However, Morogo sets them free from the cage and go after them.

As Duma was about to lose the race, Ted snatches his whistle from a cop and blows the whistle to make Duma go faster and reach the finish line. Nigel and Mr. Patel then lose their money. It is assumed that Nigel and Mr. Patel were arrested after this.

Quotes

Rich, Patel? How so?
~ Nigel asking Mr. Patel how they'll get rich
A cheetah, racing against greyhounds?
~ Nigel to Mr. Patel scheming to make Duma race against greyhounds
Alright, Patel, where's this cheetah of yours? You said it would be here! (Mr. Patel: I said I thought it would be here! The cat it tame. It is ordinarily sleeping in the yard.) Oh, not tonight.
~ Nigel asking Mr. Patel where Duma is
It's not a bad road. There's a little stretch here with a few potholes.
~ Nigel about the road leading to Abdullah's camp
Well, you didn't get very far. You're a lazy pussycat.
~ Nigel insulting Duma for not going fast
Come on, Duma. Back in the box.
~ Nigel to Duma after she fails the next test
Well, what do we do now? (Abdullah: The authorities have long wanted me. These children know too much.) (Mr. Patel: If I-If I'm understanding you correctly, I cannot countenance this.) There's no time to argue about it now! Let's wait til after the race! (Abdullah: What do we do with them meanwhile?) A cage of course!
~ Nigel after Abdullah captures Ted and Susan
Let's get a move on, Abdullah. (Abdullah: I must get my tools!) A bit of bad luck for those children turning up.
~ Nigel to Abdullah before leaving for Nairobi
No problem with this animal, gentlemen. As you can see, she's quite tame. She has no taste for greyhound fricassee. (chuckles) Win, lose, or draw, it's all harmless fun.
~ Nigel to the people at the race
Getting much action, old boy? (Mr. Patel: Everybody thinks cheetah will win. When I remind them, there is no official betting, they all offered to wager privately. They eat out of my hands. We're rich, Nigel. We are rich.) Good show.
~ Nigel to Mr. Patel while betting on people at the race
Something's gone wrong.
~ Nigel noticing that Duma is winning

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