Retrieving the Dark Scepter
Tina Minoru and Daniel Drumm, two Masters of the Mystic Arts arrived at the Kamar-Taj to assist Wong and Kaecilius track down the Witch who had stolen a powerful relic. Minoru, Drumm and Wong later arrived to find an unconscious Kaecilius who had been beaten by the thief and had underestimated the Staffs power.
Later at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the group confronted the thief and after a grueling battle with their combined efforts they were able to overpower her and claim the Scepter.
Attack on the Sanctums
Reunion with the Ancient One
As the Master of the Hong Kong Sanctum, Tina Minoru had a meeting with the Ancient One, Daniel Drumm and Sol Rama in Kamar-Taj. The Ancient One stopped the meeting as Karl Mordo wished to talk with her.
Determined to prevent Kaecilius and the Zealots from destroying the Hong Kong Sanctum, Wong ordered the Masters of the Mystic Arts, including Tina Minoru to prepare for battle. Despite their best efforts, the Masters were defeated and the Sanctum was destroyed, leaving the Earth vulnerable to Dormammu.
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Powers and Abilities
- Master Sorcerer: As the Master of the Hong Kong Sanctum, Tina is a powerful Master of the Mystic Arts, possessing a high level of mastery of the mystic arts, which she uses to defend her native reality. With the help of numerous mystical artifacts and relics, in addition to her astral powers, Tina is able to gain access to a multitude of mystical powers.
- Eldritch Magic Manipulation: She is able to create, shape and manipulate Eldritch Magic.
- Teleportation: Using a Sling Ring, she is able to open portals that lead to different locations, gaining the ability to move across both the physical world and other parts of the Multiverse.
- Inter-Dimensional Travel: Using the same Sling Ring, Tina can travel between different dimensions and universes, crossing over different planes of existence or traveling across various forms of reality.
- Blood Magic Manipulation: Tina, along with her daughter Nico, is the only sorcerer that can activate the Staff of One, a powerful relic of eldritch magic that allows the user to do almost anything by psychic means.
- Barriers: The staff allows Tina to construct various barriers of light such a soundproof barrier and an indestructible glass-like crystal barrier to prevent her family from entering her deceased daughters room.
- Electrokinesis: Tina used this ability to prevent Nico from calling the police when her Nico's sister supposedly committed suicide.
- Sling Ring: A mystical object which enables the wearer to open a fiery portal to another location.
- Staff of One: A mystical weapon that can be used to cast spells. It was used by Tina during the Battle at the Hong Kong Sanctum. Tina has also used the staff to create barriers of different properties, once to seal the doorway to her deceased daughter's room and again to create a soundproof barrier during the PRIDE ritual to sacrifice Destiny Gonzalez. According to Tina there are only two known people in the world who are capable of using the staff, herself and her daughter Nico Minoru.
- In the comics, Tina Minoru is an evil sorceress and a member of the Pride along her husband Robert. Her daughter Nico is a member of the superhero team Runaways.
Behind the Scenes
- Runaways showrunner Josh Schwartz has stated that the series will not acknowledge Tina Minoru's appearance in Doctor Strange: "She was only named in the credits so it's nothing that really affects us."
- When asked whether or not her character would mention the events of Doctor Strange, Brittany Ishibashi, who plays Tina Minoru in Runaways, said: Um…Nico’s into Wicca. Yeah. The Staff of One is prominent. I don’t know what I can say. I… I… Maybe?…"