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"Some people hide behind makeup, others behind a smile. It's still hiding."
―Nico Minoru to Karolina Dean[src]

Nico Minoru is tough, intelligent, independent and embodies teenage angst. A budding Wiccan who since losing her sister carefully crafted a goth appearance to isolate herself from her peers and family.


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Powers and Abilities


  • Staff Of One Manipulation: Upon activating the Staff of One with her blood, Nico Minoru is able to command it to create and unleash a variety of effects, making her the only other user besides her mother that can activate the staff.
    • Weather Generation: While holding the Staff of One, Nico unwillingly made it snow inside her mother's home office when she reminisced on one of her deceased sister's paper snowflakes.
    • Sensory Tracking: When Alex Wilder was kidnapped and Nico tried to find him, she asked the staff to lead her the way to him which it fulfilled by creating a series of lights that followed the heat signature of his kidnappers' car.
    • Barriers: During the Runaways' confrontation with Darius Davis, Nico created an invisible barrier using the Staff of One that slowed down the hail of bullets he unleashed causing them to lose kinetic energy and drop in midair. She also created a sound barrier around Tina to prevent her from being heard.
    • Earth Manipulation: By saying "Fill the hole," Nico caused sand to swarm around a hole dug up by PRIDE. However, Tina cancelled the command before it can be completed by summoning the staff back to her hand.
    • Sound Manipulation: By concentrating on what came to her mind first she was able to make her mother mute, her not being able to speak.



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Nico with the Staff of One

  • Staff of One: A powerful tool of nanotechnology used by Tina Minoru, but was later stolen by Nico. The staff is designed to activate in response to Tina's DNA, meaning that Nico, as Tina's daughter, is capable of using it.






Appearances for Nico Minoru

In chronological order:


  • In the comics Nico Minoru was also known as Sister Grimm, wielding the Staff of One. In another universe she is a prominent member of A-Force, an all female team of superheroes.
    • Unlike her comic counterpart, Minoru seems to reciprocate Karolina Dean's feelings.

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