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I wanted people to wonder about Niels' child's gender with him, and from your comments it seemed I succeed so I'm very pleased about that.
Niels has found a good use for his eyepatch. He use it to look more evil when he wants to make people feel uncomfortable. Just pray he doesn't take it off and show you whatever creepy glass eye he use underneath, because that means you're in really deep shit.
Edit: Yes, he's an ftm (female to male) transgender.