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Robert Minoru is a dark wizard, father of Nico Minoru, husband of Tina Minoru, and a founding member of The Pride.


Quote1 You have brought shame to your family, and your sins will soon bring this world crashing down around you. Quote2
-- Robert Minoru src
 

Origins

Robert Minoru and his wife Tina were dark wizards[5][1] for a long lineage of warlocks.[3][6]

The Pride

One the day of their wedding, the couple was summoned by the Gibborim to be the "The Magicians" in the Pride with promises of power, wealth, and eternal life.[1][2]

Tina Minoru (Earth-616) and Robert Minoru (Earth-616) from Runaways Vol 1 13 001

Robert and Tina being summoned by the Gibborim

Tina Minoru (Earth-616) and Robert Minoru (Earth-616) battling Stephen Strange (Earth-616) from Iron Man Legacy Vol 1 11 001

Robert and Tina battling Doctor Strange

As members of the Pride, the Minorus used their dark arts to assist in ruling the Los Angeles underworld, sacrificing to the Gibborim, protecting their turf, and disposing of threats to their power for a quarter of a century.[7][1][8][9] The Minorus also had several connections within the black magic community.[6][10]

At some point, the Minorus obtained the Black Mirror from Marie Laveau. Curious about their ancestry, they used the Black Mirror to explore the heritage of clan Minoru. Terrified by what they found, the used blood magic to seal the mirror.[6]

Tina and Robert died in the Marine Vivarium with the other members of the Pride during the failed Rite of Thunder. Their last act was to distract the Gibborim allowing Nico and the others escaped.[11]

Tina Minoru (Earth-616) and Robert Minoru (Earth-616) from Runaways Vol 1 16 001

Robert and Tina honing their magic


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  • Brian K. Vaughan originally stated he was going to give Nico her father's book instead of her mother's staff. He later changed the idea.[citation needed]

K. Vaughan, Brian; Adrian Alphona (2005-08-10). Runaways, Vol. 1 HC. Runaways. 1. Takeshi Miyazawa. Marvel. p. 448. ISBN 0-7851-1876-4. Retrieved 2008-01-02.

  • Robert and his family are of Japanese descent.[19][4]
  • Tina and Robert raised Nico was raised in the Christian faith and attended church every Sunday.[5][20]

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