We know that Tina Minoru appears in Doctor Strange, and also in the Runaways TV series, in which she is portrayed by a different actor. The two works are both set in the MCU. However, there are parts of the timeline that I don’t understand.
- The linked question suggests that Minoru’s appearance in Doctor Strange precedes her arc on Runaways. But how much wiggle room is there between the show and film: a year, perhaps three? She’s clearly belonged to Pride for a long time, and seemingly came in at roughly the same time as most of the others: she was there at what appeared to be the Wilders’ first Pride meeting. And the Wilders joined Pride before Alex was born….
- In Runaways, she describes the Staff of One as technology (though it is clearly magical; as Nico says, high-tech magic) created in Wizard Labs. There’s no reason that they couldn’t have created a new magical artifact in a laboratory, but she has the staff in Doctor Strange, which is presumably before she joined Pride. So is she lying to Nico about the staff’s origins (why?). Or was it somehow created before she joined Pride (how?)
How can this character’s characteristics and timeline in the two works, set in the same continuity, be reconciled? Has there been an official comment on this aspect specifically?