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Mia Nolan is the villain protagonist in Crocodile. She is portrayed by Andrea Riseborough.


When she was a teenager, Mia left a party with then-boyfriend Rob. Both were drunk and, as they went down the road, Rob hit a bicyclist, who died on impact. In order to avoid going to jail, Rob forced Mia to help him ditch the body and cover it up. Fifteen years later, Mia was a respected architect with a family. After giving a speech at an architect conference, Rob visited Mia at her hotel room and told her he was going to send an anonymous letter confessing what had happened to the wife of the dead bicyclist. Mia, in a fit of terror and possessing the knowledge that she would be exposed alongside him if the letter were traced back to him, furiously struggled with Rob until she eventually strangled him to death. Looking out the window, she noticed a man being hit by a pizza delivery truck. Mia bought a porn movie on her TV to drown out any noise as she forced Rob's body into a food tray and slowly wheeled him out of the hotel, into the parking lot and into her car. She drove him to a construction point and dumped his body in a sewer. The next morning, she checked out of the hotel and went back home.

A few days later, Shazia Akhand, an insurance agent who investigating the collision between the man and the pizza truck that Mia observed earlier, came to see her. Using a Recaller, a machine that can access engrams, she saw Mia's memories of the death of the bicyclist and Mia killing Rob along with the memory of the accident. Shazia, terrified, attempted to remain calm and leave, but was kidnapped by Mia when her car failed to start. Mia, after interrogating Shazia and deciding that she would immediately tell the police, bludgeoned Shazia to death and left her body in a remote shack. Using Shazia's car, Mia drove to Shazia's home and killed her husband in the bathtub with a hammer. Mia was on her way out when she noticed a baby in the corner. Desperate to avoid being caught, Mia reluctantly killed the baby as well, not realizing the baby was born blind. Unfortunately she forgot about the pet guinea pig in the room which the police later use the Recaller on and connect Mia to the crimes.

Mia then went to her son's school, where he was in a production of Bugsy Malone. As the show ended, Mia noticed the police coming in, presumably to arrest her.


She is married to Simon Nolan. They have one child, Finn, together.


She is an accomplished architect.

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