Nadir

One of my beloved characters Abed Nadir is a grad of Greendale Community College. Abed had a hard life growing up, due in part to his parents. His dad is a Palestinian of Gaza, and his mom Polish an American, which was a cause of social division. Abed has an undiagnosed mental situation which makes it hard for him to understand people. His mom left his family when he was only six years old, and Abed assumed his father accused him of it. This built a distance between them; that ended in Abed separating himself further by engaging himself in American pop-culture. His father permitted him to enroll at Greendale Community College solely so he could take classes, which would help Abed one day get over his dad’s falafel restaurant. Eventually, Abed convinced his father to let him consider Filmmaking instead. During this period he became close to a study group, he joined the notable Troy Barnes, who became his best friend and brother.

After four years at school, he finished with a film degree but was unable to find work as a filmmaker beyond doing a commercial for Jeff’s short-lived law firm.  He later shoots a documentary about the group as they visit Pierce in the hospital after he overdoses on some pain meds. On Abed’s birthday, Jeff chooses to pitch him a “Pulp Fiction”-themed surprise party, but it turns out Abed has his own special plans to celebrate the occasion. By recreating a dinner with Andrea,  Abed has unknowingly made a scenario where Jeff now can reveal some of his personal secrets that have bothered him over the years. He ends the year by playing in the annual Paintball Assassin games. The stakes are raised when City College enters the contest and causes him to take on a Han Solo persona to drive the Greendale student body against the invaders. During the third season of the show, we see Abed be more connective with people so he can appear to be more human in a presentation. The blanket fort was an interesting event in his story since it holds what he can do as a person.