At 15 years old, Nico Minoru discovered that she had magical powers. A year after discovering her gifts, she witnessed a meeting of the Pride and prevented them from closing a deal with the demons known as the Gibborim. After the event, Nico wound up accidentally teleporting to Canada, where she was found Shaman, a member of Alpha Flight. Realizing the girl's magical nature, Shaman began to train her, and she went to live with the rest of Alpha Flight. Nico Minoru eventually become close friends with the mutant Aurora. Wanting to be like her, Nico ended up casting a spell on herself to mystically change her body, gaining the X-gene and becoming a mutant with the power to manipulate probabilities just like the Scarlet Witch, as well as the power of clairvoyance.
At Shaman's request, a seer named Madame Web helped young Nico with her new powers and was surprised by her mastery of chaos magic, far superior to that of Wanda Maximoff, and took the girl to her friend Agatha Harkness. Agatha taught Nico much more, but during her training, Agatha was attacked by Mephisto and defeated him with the help of Ghost Rider. Agatha then asked for Blaze to take the girl to the only student who had overcome Agatha's power, mutant X-Man Scarlet Witch.
In the time she spent with the Rider, Nico helped to defeat many demons. And with Wanda and the X-Men, she learned to deal with her mutant gift and chaos magic in very different ways. She even helped Wanda to extract the Phoenix Force from the body of Jean Grey, saving the redhead's life. When Wanda decided to join the Avengers, Nico accompanied her and met other masters of magic, learning much, surpassing and surprising them all at only seventeen years old.
Trying a new agreement with the Gibborim, the Pride attacked the Avengers looking for Nico, as the price to close the deal would be her soul. Nico was saved by Doctor Strange, who transformed her into his new pupil with the Defenders. Three years were all that Nico needed to overcome Strange and become the new Sorceress Supreme of their universe.
Powers and Abilities
Chaos Magic: Nico wields Chaos Magic like the Scarlet Witch (one of the most powerful forms of energy), and through its magic, she can control such power that she can change all reality, became a mutant "Chaos Magician" even more powerful than Wanda Maximoff. It is said that her power is capable of triggering endless and unimaginable events, so much so that even Doctor Doom lusted after her power. She is the nexus of her universe, and as such, all of her reality is attached to her. She is considered an omega-level mutant, although her mutant status is artificial due to her use of sorcery to alter her own genetic code.
Nico is so powerful that she is able to raise the dead, as she did with her deceased friends from the Avengers Academy, and she can completely delete beings from reality or create supernatural beings from nothing, besides being able to steal pieces of souls from Mephisto, the supreme lord of the underworld. Beyond this, she has also learned omega level magic from the likes of Doctor Strange, his tutor Agatha Harkness, and the vast majority of the mystics of their universe, including Doctor Druid, the Son of Satan and his sister Satana, Brother Voodoo, and Shaman. These abilities include flight, teleportation, force field generation, channeling her bio-energy into physical bursts, controlling the minds of several people, and clairvoyance, among many other skills, giving a range of unimaginable power to her spells. More recently, she gained the telepathic ability to manipulate minds, telekinesis, and a variety of other psychic powers, in addition to molecular restructuring and persuasion, as seen when she used her power against Ultron.
- The Staff of One
- Eye of Agamotto
- Compendium of the One
- Cloak of Levitation
- Wand of Watoomb
- Orb of Agamotto
- Book of Vishanti
Affiliations: Young Avengers, Avengers Academy, formerly Defenders, Avengers, X-Men, Alpha Flight
Mentors: Shaman, Madame Web, Agatha Harkness, Ghost Rider, Scarlet Witch, Charles Xavier, Doctor Druid, Brother Voodoo, Daimon Hellstrom, Satana, Doctor Strange