Nils Nilsen is the Norwegian counterpart of Ned. He works as part of a private investigation trio who are hired by Vivian Charles to take the case Emerson Cod, turned down - the disappearance of Dwight Dixon.
On entering the Pie Hole, he refers to Ned as Emerson's "pie-baking, pretty-boy sidekick".
He appears solely in "The Norwegians".
"Nilsen" and "Nilssen" are Norwegian names of which the Swedish form is "Nilsson".