Nico Minoru was born to Robert and Tina Minoru, who unbeknownst to her were witches and members of the Pride. After witnessing a human sacrifice carried out by her parents, she joined up with the other Pride members' children to form the Runaways. During her escape, she stole the Staff of One, a magical relic once used by her mother. The Staff allowed her to cast any spell, but with the stipulation that each spell could only be cast once. She remained a member of the Runaways until their ultimate dissolution. She was briefly a member of the all-female superhero team A-Force afterwards, also including Captain Marvel, She-Hulk and Medusa.
Years after the Runaways broke up, Nico's life unexpectedly change again when Chase Stein, using a time machine belonging to Gert Yorkes' parents, brought her from right before her death to the present day in an attempt to save her life. Nico helped Chase to save her, setting in motion the reformation of the Runaways. Nico later began dating Karolina Dean, her teammate and close friend.
Nico Minoru is a Wiccan and the daughter of Robert and Tina Minoru. After the death of her older sister, Amy Minoru, Nico crafted a goth appearance to isolate herself. Upon reuniting with her childhood friends, they discovered that their parents used PRIDE to cover up ceremonial sacrifices of the Church of Gibborim. While exploring her mother's office, Minoru found the Staff of One. She teamed up with her friends and formed the Runaways. Having been framed for Destiny Gonzalez's murder, and with no other choice, they are forced to run.