NINA THE CONJUROR
Real Name: Nina (last name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Human (Post-World War II to modern era)
Occupation: Sorcerer Supreme
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: The Avengers (Captain
America/Sam Wilson, Hercules/Heracles, Spider-Man/Peter Parker,
Thor/Jane Foster, Vision/"Victor Shade," Wasp/Nadia), Baron Mordo (Karl Mordo), Brother Voodoo (Jericho Drumm), Luke Cage, Clea, Demon Rider (Kushala), Doc Magus (of Earth-982), Dr.
Strange (Stephen Strange), "floating eyeball sorcerer," "four-armed man sorcerer," "glowing eye man in red sorcerer," Howard the Duck, Joao, Krugarr (of Earth-691), "man in pronged hat sorcerer," Margali of the Winding Way, Merlin, Mindful One, "Moloid sorcerer" (of Earth-13729), Night Nurse, "pink flying creature sorcerer," Professor Imam
(of Earth-712), "purple-robed man in pointy hat sorcerer," "rocky monster
sorcerer," Strange (of Earth-928), "two-headed man in blue sorcerer,"
"white hair sorceress," Wiccan (Billy Kaplan of Earth-13729), "woman in
red cape sorceress," Yao, Zhered-Na;
formerly Sir Isaac Newton
Enemies: "Beast men of the Forgotten," the Forgotten, Sir Isaac Newton, "pink crystal men," the Spirits of the Unholy, wandering spirits
Known Relatives: Joao (brother)
Base of Operations: Brazil
First Appearance: Doctor Strange & the
Sorcerers Supreme I#1 (December, 2016)
Powers/Abilities: Nina the Conjuror was an
extremely skilled sorceress, able to cast spells sufficient to help
destroy a mystic barrier and conjure mystic bullets that she could fire
from her guns that were strong enough to pierce dimensional barriers.
In battle, Nina wielded handguns and a rapier, but also carried a set of guns equipped with blades at the end of the barrel.
Nina also carried with her the Eye of True North artifact, which showed her the correct path to take towards whatever goal she could imagine and the Bindings of the Demon
Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 143 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: White (formerly dark brown)
History: (Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Nina first learned magic when her brother showed her a magic trick as a child.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#9 (fb)
- BTS) - Nina trained under Yao (later called the Ancient One), who
became her master and gifted her with mystic gauntlets.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Nina took to wearing the mystic Bindings of the Demon K'hur.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#4 (fb)) - When her
brother went missing for several days, Nina the Conjuror, Sorcerer
Supreme of the 1950s, fought her way through pink crystal men,
eventually coming face-to-face within Camelot era sorcerer Merlin.
Putting her gunblade to Merlin's face, Nina demanded to know where her
brother was. Merlin informed Nina that her brother Joao was no longer
the brother she knew and revealed that Joao had traveled back to
Merlin's time seeking a power he didn't understand and became corrupted
by the Forgotten. Merlin then recruited Nina against the Forgotten,
explaining that he needed to recruit others and giving Nina a key so
that she could one day lock up the Forgotten for good.
Strange & the Sorcerers
Supreme I#1 (fb) - BTS) - After Merlin had recruited several others from various time periods, Nina
participated in several battles in search of the Forgotten.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#1) - Nina participated in a battle against the Forgotten's beast men, where Merlin time traveled to recruit the present-day's Dr. Strange, emerging moments before he had even left. As the battle progressed, Nina remained the young Yao (later to become the Ancient One) to stop talking and focus on fighting, to which Yao replied that he knew all about fighting, having defeated a battalion of elfin minotaur armed only with salt, a blade of grass and a seashell. Using magic, Nina was eventually able to destroy the last of the beast men and following the battle, Merlin bequeathed Nina with an old key. When Nina replied that she was not ready, Merlin reminded her that she was the Conjuror and informed Nina to keep the key safe. Shortly thereafter, a giant gestalt Forgotten erupted from the ground and seemingly killed Merlin, prompting Nina and the other Sorcerers Supreme to jump into battle against the creature, only for their attacks to be easily defended by the Forgotten.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#2) - Nina jumped back into the fight against the Forgotten as more "beast men" also joined in the battle. During the fight, Kushala recognized Nina's Bindings of the Demon K'hur, explaining that she knew all magic, and Demon Rider responded by charging Nina's gunblades with mystic energy, propelling Nina through the air and into the face of the Forgotten, damaging the gestalt creature. Nina and the other Sorcerers Supreme were soon enveloped by Wiccan's cloak and teleported to the beaches near Merlin's castle, only to find themselves swallowed up by the sand and attacked by the Spirits of the Unholy. Suggested they all fight, feeling that the Spirits would kill them if they were lucky, Nina soon noticed that the light generated by Sir Isaac Newton's servant, the Mindful One, during its rescue attempt was destroying the Spirits. Demon Rider then held off the Spirits long enough for the Mindful One to rescue Nina and the other sorcerers. Back on the beach, Nina questioned why the Mindful One was not swallowed by the beach and Sir Isaac Newton explained that the trap was meant for those with souls and the Mindful One possessed no such soul. When Newton then began to walk off, Nina questioned where he was going, to which Newton explained that he was going to venture towards Merlin's castle to obtain more magic to use against the Forgotten and Nina and the others sorcerers reluctantly followed. Along the way, Nina asked Newton if he was close to Merlin and when Newton replied that he wasn't, Nina asked why Newton agreed to join Merlin against the Forgotten. After Newton explained that Merlin had recruited him from prison and Yao admitted that he too was taken from a cell, Nina wondered what all of Merlin's recruiting throughout time would do to the timestream, feeling as if it could bring anything good upon seeing how Camelot had been altered upon Merlin's seeming death.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3) -
Nina joined the other Sorcerers Supreme in venturing inside Merlin's
castle, where she remarked on how Merlin had said that her
time-displaced ally Yao was destined to become one of the world's
greatest Sorcerers Supreme. As they progressed further inside the
castle, Nina warned everyone to be wary of any magic traps Merlin had
placed. While the others busied themselves with searching Merlin's
study for weapons and magic knowledge, Nina found a book with the shape
of a human heart on the front of it and secretly used the Merlin had
given her to unlock the lock keeping the book closed. Unaware that Sir
Isaac Newton's servant, the Mindful One, was watching her, Nina opened
the book and ripped a page from it. Reuniting with her fellow Sorcerers
Supreme, Nina was soon called to Newton when spirits that had been
following them since the forest outside Merlin's castle turned and
attacked them. Sensing the magic generated by Newton when he erected a
protective shield around the Sorcerers, the Forgotten appeared in
Merlin's castle and attacked once more, absorbing the spirits into
itself. Nina quickly joined with Yao, Newton and the Mindful One in
attacking the Forgotten with everything she had but their attacks
proved uneffective. Nina soon watched as the Demon Rider attacked the
Forgotten, forcing it to retreat once more after it obtained the book
Nina had ripped a page from.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#4) - Nina and the other Sorcerers Supreme ventured further in their quest to learn more about the Forgotten and along the way, Dr. Strange asked Nina why the Forgotten would come back to the place where Merlin had earlier imprisoned them. Nina answered by remarking on how the Forgotten had wanted something from each location it traveled to and questioned what the Forgotten could want from its prison, the Hollow Out of Time. When the Forgotten surprised the Sorcerers and began explaining its origins, Nina quietly produced the key Merlin had given her and unlocked the prison door before the Forgotten could merge the Sorcerers into its gestalt form. Before the Sorcerers could fully escape through the door, Sir Isaac Newton cast a spell that separated the Forgotten into the individual beings that made up its form, depositing Nina's brother Joao on the ground among many others. Rushing to Joao, Nina reminded Joao that would always find him when he was lost. Newton then revealed that the Forgotten's magic was actually from the Word of God book, which Newton had spent years searching for, and Nina and the other Sorcerers approached Newton to stop Newton from using the Word of God to become a god himself. Newton easily knocked aside Nina and the other Sorcerers before absorbing Kushala's Spirit of Vengeance into himself. Newton then imprisoned Nina and the other Sorcerers within the Forgotten's prison and Nina thought back to the moment when Merlin had recruited her against the Forgotten, reminded of how Merlin had intended for Nina to lock away the Forgotten for good.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#5) - Inside the prison, Nina checked on Kushala, who admitted she now felt empty without the Spirit of Vengeance. From behind the prison bars, Nina noticed Joao amongst those that formerly made up the Forgotten's collective form and called him over to the prison window. Nina then pleaded with Joao to help the Sorcerers get out of the prison, prompting Joao to question whether the Sorcerers actually planned to lock up those who made up the Forgotten again. Nina lowered her head and apologized to Joao and Joao remarked that he forgave Nina before using magic from the Word of God to destroy the prison, thereby freeing Nina and the other Sorcerers. Immediately after being freed, however, the sorcerer Yao stepped into a magic trap, seemingly transporting Nina and the other Sorcerers into others dimensions.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#6) - After rescuing himself from dimensional exile, Dr. Strange rescued each of the Sorcerers Supreme one-by-one following several failed attempts while using the Lost Bones of Eh-Yuh artifact and along the way, Earth-13729's Wiccan pulled Nina from her dimensional exile. Once Nina was saved, Strange asked her to show them the way home using her Eye of True North artifact and Nina used the artifact to point the Sorcerers back home, where Nina saw a collapsed Joao. As Nina comforted Joao, Demon Rider learned the Sir Isaac Newton had fled to the present day, where magic was at its weakest. Dr. Strange led Nina and the others to the modern era, where Newton was battling the Avengers.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#7) -
Nina tended to the rapidly-deteriorating Joao and Dr. Strange suggested
Nina keep Joao safe as the Sorcerers Supreme leapt into battle against
Sir Isaac Newton. As the Sorcerers and Avengers attempted to stop
Newton, Nina reported to Dr. Strange that Joao was getting worse,
possibly dying. Agreeing with Nina's suspicions, Strange had
Earth-13729's Wiccan teleport Nina, Joao and the armless Yao to the
hospital where Night Nurse operated. Rushing inside, Nina begged for a
doctor and Night Nurse appeared, having been phoned of the situation by
Dr. Strange. Joao soon collapsed and Night Nurse rushed him with Nina
following. Once Night Nurse got Joao into a bed, his color returned and
Nina asked Night Nurse what was wrong with Joao, only to be told he was
dehydrated for starters. When Joao jumped up in bed and announced that
someone was coming, Nina asked who and Joao revealed that the Author of
the Word of God tome was coming. Nina then watched as Joao began to
glow green and floated in the air, repeating "heiscoming" over and over
again before unleashing energy that bowled Nina over.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#8) - Nina remained unconscious on the floor as Joao began re-merging with the Forgotten and demanded that Howard the Duck take him to his newly emerged master, the Author of the Word of God. As Joao spoke with Howard and Luke Cage, Nina regained consciousness and began using her blood to create a mystic sigil that would bind Joao to her. When Joao noticed, he proclaimed that a simple binding spell would not link him to Nina but Nina cast the spell regardless and Joao was indeed bound to her by blood, prompting Nina to demand Joao tell her what the Forgotten and the Author had done to her brother. The possessed Joao then began to reveal that the Author was actually an alien but an angry Nina admitted she didn't care and demanded her brother back, prompting Joao to explain that the true Joao was misguided and his usage of words from the Word of God left him bound to the Author. Nina then demanded to know who the Author was and how they could kill the Author and free Joao. After learning the Author's origins from the corrupted Joao, Nina brought him, along with Howard the Duck, Luke Cage and Yao, to the Sorcerers Supreme's battle against the Author and offered their assistance against the alien. When a Forgotten-possessed Isaac Newton reacquired and returned the Word of God to the Author, Earth-13729's Wiccan stopped the Author from using his power by teleporting the Author and anyone in the area with magic abilities to the Author's own dimension.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#9) -
Banished within the Word of God tome itself, Nina and the other
Sorcerers Supreme fought off seemingly sentient letters before
traveling to another page, where Nina attempted to shoot the letters,
piercing the dimensional barrier but still having no effect on the
creatures. Viewing outside the book after piercing the dimensional
barrier, Nina informed the other Sorcerers Supreme that she could see a
ship and the Sorcerers figured that was where they would find the
Author. When Dr. Strange noticed a tear in one of the book's pages,
Nina held off the letters while Strange folded the page into a paper
crane that they used to escape the book and fly towards the Author.
Using magic to transform the paper crane into a dragon, Nina and the
other Sorcerers confronted the Author, who was preparing to kill Yao,
and when the Author destroyed the crane, the Sorcerers were teleported
behind the Author by Earth-13729's Wiccan. The Author quickly realized
that the dragon he saw had actually been a paper crane and the flaming
crane crashed onto the Word of God tome, burning the book and forcing
the Author to confront the Sorcerers physically. Nina then watched as
Wiccan used his Mark of Sorrow to destroy the Author and she reunited
with a restored Joao before Sir Isaac Newton, also restored to his
proper mind, used the last remnants of the Word of God to transport
everyone back to Earth. Once back on Earth, Wiccan secured Newton and
used Newton's power to restore Yao's missing arm and the destroyed
Mindful One before Dr. Strange checked with Nina on the status of Joao.
After confirming Joao was alright, Nina remarked that it was time she
returned to her proper time period with Joao and Strange agreed that it
was time they all returned to their proper time periods. Before
leaving, Nina kneeled to Yao, commenting that it was a pleasure to see
her master again and gave him her gauntlets, asking that he not forget
to gift them to her when he next saw her. As Wiccan then began
teleporting Nina and Joao back to their own time, Nina thanked the
other Sorcerers Supreme and remarked that she hoped she could repay
them all in time.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#12) -
Decades later, in the modern era, a much older Nina the Conjuror was
recruited by Merlin (prior to Merlin recruiting the younger Nina
against the Forgotten) to aid in assuring that Nina's former ally Yao
fulfilled his destiny to become the Ancient One. Reuniting with another
former ally, Earth-13729's Wiccan (albeit a much older one as well),
Nina greeted her younger former time-displaced Sorcerers Supreme allies
and remarked on how good it was to see Demon Rider once again. Nina
then combined her magic with that of numerous sorcerers from her home
reality and others to penetrate a mystic force field preventing Yao
from entering a cave that was destined to lead him into later becoming
the Ancient One. When Yao questioned how he could be immortal after
learning he would someday die, Dr. Strange revealed that Yao would
survive long enough to teach every single sorcerer gathered there and
explained that Yao's legacy would be immortal by living on in those he
trained. Dr. Strange then bowed to Yao as his master, prompting Nina
and the other assembled sorcerers to similarly bow. Nina and Wiccan
then said their goodbyes to Yao before returning to their own time
periods and realities alongside the other assembled sorcerers using a
Time Platform the Sorcerers Supreme had borrowed from Earth-13729.
Comments: Created by Robbie Thompson, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez.
Profile by Proto-Man.
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Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#12, p9, pan2 (Nina the Conjuror, main image)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#12, p9, pan3 (Nina, headshot)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#1, p14, pan1 (young Nina killing Beast Men)
Javier Rodriguez character design sketch (fullbody image of young Nina)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#2, p6-7, pan1 (young Nina with magically charged gunblades)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3, p14, pan1 (young Nina using her guns)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#4, p1, pan11 (Nina, headshot as a young woman)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#5, p20, pan6 (young Nina floating in a void)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#1 (December, 2016) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#2 (January, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3 (Feburary, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#4 (March, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#5 (April, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Nathan Stockman (art), Nick Lowe (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#6 (May, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#7 (June, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez, Guillermo Ortego (inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#8 (July, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#9 (August, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#12 (November, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Nathan Stockman (art), Darren Shan (editor)
First Posted: 08/28/2018
Last updated: 08/28/2018
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