Nico Minoru is a main character on Runaways.

Character Description

Tough, intelligent, and independent–embodies teenage angst. A budding "Wiccan," Nico's carefully crafted goth appearance isolates her from her peers and family, but maybe what she really needs is someone to talk to.[3]

Nico never fully recovered after her family’s heartbreaking loss. And while the rest of the gang focuses solely on the latest trauma, Nico begins to explore the possible connection between their new dilemma and the events of the past.[1]


Throughout Runaways


Physical Appearance

Skills and Abilities

Nico has only recently learned that she can use her mother's staff. The first instance she discovered the capabilities of what the staff could do, was by accident; she was thinking about her sister's love of snow and it began to to snow inside her mother's office.[4] Her second attempt at wielding the staff was much more deliberate, however. When Alex was taken by Darius Davis, she used the staff to find him, commanding it to "show us the way to Alex" without really understanding why or how it was able to produce such affects. Once she and the others found him, attempted to use the staff again to shut off the engine of Darius' car, however, she was unable to get the staff to respond to her command. After they were exposed and Darius confronted them, brandishing a gun at them, she used the staff to protect her, Alex, Molly, Chase, Karolina, and Gert from Darius' assault. As he opened fire on them, she yelled "Protect Us" and the staff responded by shielding them with a wall that, as the bullets penetrated it, caused the bullets to slow and eventually disintegrated them.[5] To date she's only had one formal training lesson with Tina on how to use the staff. Tina explained to Nico that the staff can only be activated by blood as it responds to her DNA, alone. However, Nico and her mother share enough genetic similarities which allows the staff to respond to her as well; this was initially unknown to Tina. During their training session, Nico successfully caused Tina's voice to become inaudible.[6]

Considering she and mother share enough DNA compatibility that the Staff recognizes them both, this is also considered a disadvantage. This was shown when Tina took back command of the staff, citing that Nico would have learned how to do that as well if she would have stuck around for more lessons.[7]



Season One
Season Two



Season One Promotional

Reunion (1x01)

Rewind (1x02)

Destiny (1x03)

Fifteen (1x04)

Kingdom (1x05)

Metamorphosis (1x06)

Refraction (1x07)

Tsunami (1x08)

Doomsday (1x09)

Hostile (1x10)

Season Two Promotional

Gimmie Shelter (2x01)

Radio On (2x02)

Double Zeros (2x03)

Old School (2x04)

Rock Bottom (2x05)

Bury Another (2x06)

Last Rites (2x07)

Past Life (2x08)

Big Shot (2x09)

Hostile Takeover (2x10)

Last Waltz (2x11)

Earth Angel (2x12)

Split Up (2x13)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hulu Press Lyrica Okano
  2. Marvel's Runaways Review: Powered by Friendship, Teens Battle Empowered Parents in Super Hulu Series
  3. Marvel Runaways Finds its Cast
  4. Kalinda Vazquez (Writer) and Nina Lopez-Corrado (Director) (November 21st, 2017). Destiny. Runaways. Season One. Episode Three. Hulu / Marvel Comics.
  5. Rodney Barnes & Michael Vukadinovich (Writers) and Jeffrey W. Byrd (Director) (December 5th, 2017). Kingdom. Runaways. Season One. Episode Five. Hulu / Marvel Comics.
  6. Kalinda Vazquez (Writer) and Patrick Norris (Director) (December 12th, 2017). Metamorphosis. Runaways. Season One. Episode Six. Hulu / Marvel Comics.
  7. Jiehae Park & Kendall Rogers (Writers) and Jeremy Webb (Director) (January 2nd, 2017). Doomsday. Runaways. Season One. Episode Nine. Hulu / Marvel Comics.

See Also

Runaways Characters

Alex WilderNico MinoruKarolina DeanGert YorkesChase SteinMolly HernandezOld Lace


Catherine WilderGeoffrey WilderLeslie DeanFrank DeanJanet SteinVictor SteinStacey YorkesDale YorkesTina MinoruRobert MinoruAlice HernandezGene HernandezJonah

Recurring Characters

AuraBrandonDarius DavisEiffelFrancesDestiny GonzalezVaughn KayeKincaidAmy Minoru

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