Gordon "Gordie" Spyro






September, 1979


Ellen Wright (girlfriend)



First Appearance

April 8, 1996


Gordie in a strip from 1999.

Gordon "Gordie" Spyro (born on the 21st of January) is an employee of the Klassic Komix shop at the mall. He is mainly known as Ellen Wright's boyfriend, an employee at Klassic Komix, and a fan of Femme Fatality, similar to Nate.

He hasn't been around Ellen as much as he used to anymore.



When he was younger, his parents gave him the nickname of "Popeye." Following the end of his childhood, Gordon worked at Klassic Komix after school. Nate came to Klassic Komix on January 2, 2017, with a comic book to purchase, claiming it was a New Year's Resolution and he had felt self-centered in the past.

Physical Description

Gordie has a square-shaped head and a crooked nose. According to Nate, he has no spine.

His facial structure has changed over the years like Mr. Staple's.


Gordie can sometimes be a nerd like Francis. He enjoys comics alongside being an expert on them. He does not pay attention to Ellen and has a putrid taste in girlfriends, according to Nate. He gets along well with Nate most of the time; however, Nate cannot believe that Gordie would actually date his sister. He is also ambidextrous, as he can draw amazing artworks with both hands at the same time.

As far as personality traits are concerned, he greatly resembles Francis Pope.


  • Gordie is a minor character. His appearances are very small, so it is not that common to see him in Big Nate although he was seen in March of 2014.
  • Gordie's boss, Wayne, looks like "a caveman".
  • Gordie has gone through Comic Evolution and no longer looks like what he did in the earlier Big Nate strips.
  • Although Ellen is his girlfriend, their personalities contrast sharply. Gordie is friendly toward Nate (and everyone in general), whereas Ellen has no tolerance for anyone outside her inner circle.
  • He resembles Mr. Staples as well.


It is usual that in Big Nate, Gordie is a minor character, but in the Poptropica Big Nate Island, he plays an important role by giving you a piece of the comic. You can also see his workplace on Big Nate Island in Poptropica.


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