Place of Birth
Los Angeles, CA
Runaways Vol. 1 #1 (2003)
Runaways #4 (2003)
The second limitation of the Staff of One is that it cannot be used to bring people back from the dead. Nico discovered this limitation when she tried to resurrect her former lover Alex Wilder off-panel. She revealed her attempt to save Alex after a future version of Gertrude Yorkes died in the Hostel due to internal injuries.Only Nico can summon the Staff, but anyone can cast spells with it. When not in use, the Staff retreats into her body, which Nico describes as "feel[ing] like I have something in my eye, but instead of my eye, it's... it's my soul." To summon the Staff, Nico must be bleeding and then recite the incantation "When blood is shed, let the Staff of One emerge." The Staff always emerges from the center of her chest, passing through any clothing she is wearing without damaging the clothing or Nico, however the Staff will damage anyone or anything directly in its way. For example, the Staff emerges after the vampire Topher begins to drain Nico's blood and pierces directly through the center of his chest. 
Nico became attracted to one of her fellow Runaways, Alex Wilder, though this didn't stop a vampiric teen who had infiltrated their group from seducing both Nico and Lucy In The Sky, who destroyed the vampire after he tried to turn Nico. The Pride kept close tabs on their children, and manipulated vigilantes Cloak and Dagger into trying to bring the Runaways home. The kids managed to convince Cloak and Dagger of the Pride's evil, but before the duo could alert the authorities, their memories were wiped by the Pride. After a confrontation with the LAPD, the Runaways decided to take the fight to their parents. Infiltrating the Pride's secret lair, the Runaways discovered that Alex had sold them out, but managed to destroy the Pride's pact with the Gibborim by destroying their sacrifice, leading to Alex's death. The remaining Runaways escaped and were found by Captain America, after which they were split up and placed into new homes. After three months, however, they each escaped and decided to remain together to face whatever challenges life had in store for them.