The Beaker family lives for friendly science in a friendly society. Gundrun and Bjorn were the leading minds in some of the cutting edge geo-technology that made the town what it is today. Now with two young children in tow they're thinking that perhaps it's time to take their love of science to another town, maybe someplace a little stranger?
What experiments are the highly secretive and less than neighborly Loki and Circe Beaker performing on poor Nervous Subject? Is it true 'their' children are clones? Will this secrecy affect Circe's career ambitions? What makes Nervous Subject worth experimentation?
The family from The Sims 2 consists of Loki Beaker, Circe Beaker, and their test guinea pig, Nervous Subject. They reside in a large mansion on a hill, complete with a cell-like room in the basement for Nervous, and several suspicious-looking machines, which are mostly career and aspiration rewards. Their address is 1 Tesla Court, located near the alien crash site. The Beakers have a longstanding rivalry with the Curious family, probably stemming from the fact that Vidcund Curious was Circe's first flame. On Loki's side of the family, he and his sister are possibly of Scandinavian descent, judging from the last name of their maternal grandparents, Halfdanarson, and first names of all their relatives. Circe may be of Greek descent on her father's side of the family.
An official Maxisrecreation of The Sims 2 Beaker family was uploaded to the The Sims 4Gallery on March 19, 2019, marking the 19 year anniversary of The Sims. In addition to Loki, Circe, and Nervous, the household also features young Atom and Ceres as Loki's children.
Beaker: a glass object used for measuring and holding fluids in a laboratory setting.
Loki: "the god of mischief and trickery."
Circe: a demigoddess in Greek mythology. Odysseus, a Homeric hero, had a year-long affair with her.
Nervous: pun meaning he is a "nervous test subject."
Gundrun: daughter of the Nibelung king in Norse legend, "god," "secret."
Salamis: a nymph in Greek mythology and an island named after her in Greece.