Season 3 of Marvel’s Runaways premiers’ tonight on Hulu (Friday of 13th) and hints at a major Doctor Strange connection with Nico Minoru and the Dark Realm.
In order to establish this connection, we need to bring in Kaecilius, a sorcerer and former student of the Ancient One. Kaecilius was the main antagonist in Doctor Strange. The Marvel Cinematic Universe film saw Kaecilius’ in pursuit of bringing the Dark Dimension to Earth in a bid for power.
Kaecilius’ most defining feature is his web of cracked gray skin around his eyes, which flaked away to reveal an iridescent purple luster underneath.
In the upcoming season of Runaways, Nico shows an identical manifestation with a few notable differences. In one of the trailers, a close-up of her face reveals signs of cracks around her eyes. It has an uncanny resemblance to the time when Kaecilius tapped into magic that he didn’t fully understand. Unlike in Kaecilius’ instance, Nico’s eyes and skin hasn’t fully peeled off just yet. This could be an indication to a beginner’s mark.
But what does this indicate for Nico Minoru? Seemingly, she will be tapping into the dark world magic in Season 3. In Season 1, the Minoru’s Staff of One was characterized as a piece of technology formed by the Wizard laboratory, designed to respond only to Tina Minoru’s DNA.
In addition, the Staff’s magical turn means Nico is tapping into something she doesn’t fully understand — and she may have to pay a heavy price for that. This is where Doctor Strange might come to rescue Nico from the dark realm. Afterall, he is the only one who knows how to battle the villains from the dark world.
Morgan le Fay can be the road for Doctor Strange
Marvel’s Runaways Season 3 will focus on the Pride Kids combating risks at different fronts. Morgan le Fay played by Elizabeth Hurley will arrive to cause chaos for the team. Morgan le Fay is the most powerful Antagonist.
Apparently, the sorceress who belongs to another universe has paved her way into the Runaways’ world, supposedly due to Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano) harnessing dark energy from an alien dimension.
Nico and the sorceress will end up meeting on several incidents wherein the sorceress will try to hook Nico to her side. The trailer suggests Nico succumbs to Morgan le Fay temptation.
Well it is for us to watch in the upcoming season of 10 episodes as to what happens between Nico and Morgan Le Fay.
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