Due to his reckless tampering in time travel, chronomancer and esteemed community college instructor Nick Miller has fallen into a tangent.
Nick can no longer exist in the present tense. No matter how much he fiddles with the commodore 64 on his piper cherokee, he is always a nanosecond before or after the "now"
This makes Nick an amazing tactical fighter; as he can anticipate an oponents moves from reading the immediate future, and shift back into the past to repeat a moment. Unfortunatley this also makes Nick almost impossible to control; likened to many as playing Ikaruga blindfolded with your feet.