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"It's never too late to be a family. I'll find a way to make everything okay again, I promise."
―Robert Minoru to Nico Minoru[src]

Robert Minoru was the co-founder of Wizard and a member of PRIDE. He was the husband of Tina Minoru and the father of Amy and Nico Minoru. Robert was devastated by the death of Amy, which caused him and his wife to grow apart to the point that Robert started an affair with fellow PRIDE member Janet Stein. When this was publicly revealed by Janet's husband Victor, Robert briefly left the house he shared with Tina and Nico, hoping to live with Janet, but his lover ended their relationship. Robert was willing to sacrifice himself instead of Janet to revive Victor, but was eventually saved by Tina, who allowed him to return home so they could try and resume their relationship. Upon learning that Amy had actually been assassinated by Jonah, Robert resolved to kill him in revenge.

Robert kept working with the other members of PRIDE to locate the Runaways in the same time as their secret plan to murder Jonah. Robert tried to confront Jonah on his own, relying on the Inhibitor Pods of his own invention to weaken him, and nearly succeeded before being knocked out and returned to PRIDE. He then continued to contribute to the PRIDE's efforts to find their children, although he was worried about the harm that they could do to them. He and Tina faced their daughter Nico during a confrontation at the PRIDE Headquarters and nearly defeated her, but the Staff of One provided her with an incredible energy she used to attack her parents. Robert was heavily wounded in the fight, but despite this, he survived the battle. However, he was unaware that his wife was actually possessed by a Gibborim known as the Magistrate's Daughter.

Robert spent several months in the coma until he was fully healed by Morgan le Fay, who enchanted him as part of her plan to take over the world. Under le Fay's influence, Robert rejected Tina and made le Fay the new CEO of Wizard, helping her to plan the worldwide distribution of Corvus phones. However, he was eventually released from the spell when Tina broke the amulet le Fay had given him, and attempted to help Nico and Tina steal the Darkhold from le Fay. He was discovered and confronted by le Fay, who murdered him by taking back the life she had instilled in his wounded body. Before dying, Robert found the strength to give his WizGlass to Nico, which contained a visual recording of the Darkhold.

Biography

Early life

Joining PRIDE

Along with his wife Tina, Robert Minoru was recruited by Jonah to form PRIDE, a so-called charity which would serve as a front for criminal rituals meant to periodically revive Jonah. Thanks to the resources allocated by Jonah, Robert and Tina started the high-tech company Wizard, which soon became incredibly famous in Los Angeles.

Minoru with PRIDE.

Along with the rest of PRIDE, Robert's first victim was Brooks Watten, a young member of the Church of Gibborim. Once the sacrifice was over, and while many other members of PRIDE were horrified by what had happened, his wife admitted that she knew they would have to kill Watten, and warned them that the crime had been recorded with the video being uploaded on Wizard's servers. Tina explained that although she felt sorry for Watten, they had to carry on with the rituals, else Jonah could decide to sacrifice either them or their children.[2]

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Losing a Daughter

"I know you miss her. I do too. So why can't you just say it out loud."
―Robert to Tina Minoru[src]

In 2015, Robert's daughter Amy hacked into Wizard in order to learn more about Wizard's secrets, causing a fearful Jonah to kill her.[3] Robert was alerted of Amy's death by his younger daughter Nico, but Tina interrupted Nico who tried to call the emergencies, ordering Wizey to seal the house.[4]

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PRIDE Activity

Destiny Gonzalez's Sacrifice

Two years after Amy's death, Nico, having ripped Tina's tights, was in Amy's room to borrow hers. Tina entered Amy's room and reminded Nico not to take Amy's things, but Nico simply ignored her and left, breaking one of Amy's trophies. Despite Nico's attempts to apologize, Tina ordered Nico to leave.[1]

Robert, who had listened to Tina and Nico's argument, went to fix Amy's shattered trophy while Tina went to get the Staff of One and use it to permanently seal Amy's room. Robert criticized such a drastic decision, but Tina began sealing the room with Robert still inside to prove her point. Eventually, Robert convinced Tina to let him out and to use a less drastic way of sealing Amy's room.[5]

Minoru talk about PRIDE's victims

Robert and Tina then went to the Wilder Mansion for another PRIDE meeting, which was supposed to be concluded by the last sacrifice they would have to perpetrate. Robert and the rest of PRIDE then reviewed the file of their next victim, Destiny Gonzalez, and agreed to proceed with the ritual.[1]

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Case Discovered

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Saved by Tina Minoru

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The Search for the Runaways

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Bewitched by Morgan le Fay

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Death

Robert finds and reads the Darkhold.

When Tina freed Robert from Morgan le Fay's Crow Necklace spell, he offered to help his wife and daughter in the search for the Darkhold. Robert successfully located the Darkhold grimore in a secret room. While Robert was using his WizGlasses to register the pages needed to help Nico access Darkhold's spells. As soon as Robert finished registering the necessary pages, he tried to escape from the secret room with the grimore. However, le Fay immediately teleported to Robert and took his book. Furious at the Minoru family's attempt to steal the Darkhold, le Fay mortally wounded Robert with his powers In his final moments, Robert gave his Wiz glasses containing a Darkhold video to Nico.[6]

Personality

"A little bold for a man who puts spiders outside when he finds them in his house."
"The only spider that ever made it into the Minoru house is standing right in front of me."
Jonah and Robert Minoru[src]

Robert Minoru is one of the more compassionate members of PRIDE, compared to his wife Tina. Warm and gentle, he is more supportive of Nico. Following the death of his eldest daughter Amy, Robert has had an icy relationship with Tina. While Tina was considerably more dominant over him, Robert intends on cheating on her with Janet Stein, especially since she has an abusive husband. Amy's death has also left Robert with a sense of guilt over not being able to protect her.

Abilities

"Doubt all you want, but my entire advantage is the fact that people underestimate me."
―Robert Minoru[src]
  • Expert Engineer: As the co-founder of Wizard, Robert is extremely tech-savvy. He designed PRIDE's facial recognition software to locate their children, and even modified Karolina Dean's bracelet's range and intensity to harm Jonah. He also helped Victor and Janet Stein develop high-tech weapons to neutralize the Runaways.
  • Skilled Combatant: Robert is proficient in hand-to-hand combat, and was able to hold his own against Nico.
  • Bilingualism: Robert is fluent in both English and Japanese.

Equipment

Weapons

Other Equipment

  • WizGlass: Robert used the glasses to read the Darkhold.
  • Fistigons: Minoru briefly brandished one of the Fistigons at Janet Stein while justifying why he wanted to sacrifice himself instead of her.
  • Inhibitor Pods: Minoru crafted a powerful inhibitor by reverse engineering Karolina Dean's bracelet. He rigged a room in the Church of Gibborim Executive Office with the inhibitors in order to weaken Jonah enough so he could take on him and kill him, and would have succeeded had Frances and Aura not intervened.
  • Crow Necklace: Robert wore a Crow Necklace that was given by Morgan le Fay, who actually kept it under her control.
  • Darkhold: Robert briefly read Darkhold before being killed by Morgan le Fay.

Facilities

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Appearances for Robert Minoru

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Trivia

  • In the comics, Robert Minoru was a dark wizard, who hid under the disguise of a pious and religious man.

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