Nikki credits Hopkins with starting off her love of science. He also came after Nikki and brought her back safely when she ran away from school at the age of fifteen. Hopkins was once falsely accused of child molestation; he was cleared, but the accusations have trailed him.
The Lost Child Edit
Hopkins is suspected of being involved in the molestation and death of one of his pupils and the disappearance of another boy. He denies the accusations, but is the police's prime suspect. His house is attacked by a vengeful mob, who vandalize the property and set the house on fire - Hopkins narrowly escapes with his life. He is eventually exonerated of any wrong-doing.