Nico is also the unofficial leader of the Runaways. The daughter of Robert & Tina Minoru; two dark magicians belonging to The Pride. Nico has sought to right the wrongs her parents created. She too has control over magic, like her parents.
During the finding of an actress for Nico I looked at multiple actresses. In the end, I wanted a Japanese/American actress. Not a full on Japanese girl, because she is also American. I also wanted someone less cute and model-esque, but a dark beauty, who can pull off a gothic/dark look. Malese has become an amazing actress, who has grown from Teen Nick, to dark shows, like the Vampire Diaries. She shows emotion, darkness, and humor all in one, which is needed for a character like Nico! I believe any actress who was a runner up for Katniss in the Hunger Games must be good, haha!