Minho (The Maze Runner) (2024)

You know these Shanks keep saying they saved us from the Maze. Screw that. We beat out without anyone’s help. So if they’re expecting me to shake in my boots like a stinkin Greenie and kiss their butts cause they gave me a bunk and some food. They better think again, I’m a Glader. I’m not afraid of the Scorch. You know, if the world is as totally chunked up as they say. What good is it gonna do sitting around this place taking tests and answering questions about our feelings? You know they say there’s a safe zone out there? Great! Let’s go. Even if there are freaks out there a hundred times worst than Grievers. I’m a Runner, mourning’s kept me alive for three years in the Maze. You know you ask me. We need to keep moving, stay ahead of WICKED, and fight our way through what other chance have we got?
~ Minho in during his interview
Why you helping us, Gally? I put a spear through your chest.
(Gally: Yeah... nobody's perfect, man.)
~ Minho asking Gally why he is helping him, Thomas, and Newt.

Minho is the Keeper of the Runners, the close friend and fellow Glader of Thomas, Teresa, Newt, Gally, and Frypan, the close friend and ally of Aris, Brenda, Jorge, Vince, Sonya, and Harriet, and one of the two tritagonists (alongside Newt) in the Maze Runner trilogy.

Minho is portrayed by Ki Hong Lee, who also portrays Paul Chun in The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Doug Nguyen in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Ryan Hui in Wish Upon.


  • 1 Films
    • 1.1 The Maze Runner
    • 1.2 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
    • 1.3 Maze Runner: The Death Cure
  • 2 Physical Appearance and Personality
  • 3 Powers and Abilities
    • 3.1 Powers
    • 3.2 Abilities
  • 4 Equipment


The Maze Runner[]

In The Maze Runner, Minho is first introduced when he returns from the Maze along with Ben, running past Thomas and Chuck. He observes Thomas wrestling with Gally at the bonfire before the latter sends Thomas to the ground, causing him to remember his name.

When Benis banished, Minho leads him out fromthe Pit, cuts his bonds, and throws a pack with supplies into the Maze. He refuses to make eye contact with the former Runner as the other Keepers push Ben into the Maze.

Minho and Alby make a trip into the Maze the next morning with the hope to retrace Ben's steps. Later, he returns with an unconscious Alby, struggling to make it through the doors. Despite the other Gladers yelling at him to leave Alby behind, he continues to drag the older boy with him as the doors start to close. Before they close shut, Thomas slips through them in an attempt to help. Frustrated, Minho yells at Thomas for being stupid before starting to panic about the Grievers. Thomas points out that they need to help Alby in someway, before eyeing the walls of vines. Both start to pull Alby up one of the walls until Minho hears a Griever approaching. In a panic, he apologizes to Thomas before running in the opposite direction as the Griever enters their portion of the Maze.

After evading one Griever intent on following him, Thomas catches up with Minho who starts to lead him down a section of the Maze that is starting to change. He yells at Thomas to run while the latter taunts the Griever to come after him as the wall starts to close, crushing the Griever's body in between. The pair make it back to the Glade shortly after the doors open with Alby in tow. Chuck asks if they saw a Griever and Minho replies that Thomas didn't just see one, but killed it.

The Gladers hold a council over Thomas' act of running into the Maze despite their rules. Gally insists that he needs to be punished while Newt addresses Minho, asking for his thoughts. Minho admits that no one's ever seen a Griever and lived to tell about it. He concludes that while he doesn't know whether Thomas acted bravely or stupidly for what he did, he says that they need more of it and suggests that Thomas become a Runner to the shock of the Keepers and Gladers alike. Before a decision can be made, The Box alarm sounds and Minho watches as Newt announces that the new arrival is a girl.

Minho accompanies Newt, Thomas, and the Med-Jacks to the medical hut as they put an unconscious Teresa on a bunk next to Alby. He runs after Thomas who is determined to go back into the Maze to examine the Griever corpse. Minho hesitates at the prospect of returning, especially since the other Runners quit on him earlier that morning. Eventually, he gathers up Frypan, Winston, and Zart to accompany him and Thomas into the Maze.

Once the group locates the corpse, Thomas points out that he sees something, prompting the group to tug on a leg to break it from the body. Minho pulls out something with a blinking light and notes that it has a digital number in the window, along with a WCKD nameplate on the side. The group returns with their findings to the council hall and share the information with Newt and Gally. Newt concludes that Thomas will be sent to the Pit without food for a night and decides to make Thomas a Runner, despite Gally's protests.

Minho takes Thomas to the Map Room to show him the model of the Maze he and the other Runners built over 3 years. He admits that he's run every part of the Maze but they've been unsuccessful in finding a pattern. He notes that Section 7 was open last night, which is unusual, as it is not supposed to be open for another week. He and Thomas plan to go out and check out the Section the next morning, before Jeff and Clint come running, saying that Teresa is awake.

The next morning, Minho frees Thomas fromthe Pit, asking if the latter is having second thoughts. Thomas confirms that he's ready to go and Minho leads them to Section 7, which happens to be open. He spots a stained tank on the ground and concludes it was Ben's, meaning the former Runner had been here at one point. Thomas picks up on a beeping sound coming from the metal cylinder they ripped from the Griever's body and uses it to follow where the signal is strong. Eventually they are led to the back of Section 7 and the cylinder unlocks a hidden door. The boys enter and find another area, which they conclude is the Griever's entrance. Something scans them and walls start to close, prompting both boys to return to The Glade. They share their information with the Gladers before Teresa tells them that Alby is awake.

Minho watches as Thomas and Newt address Alby, the latter whom remembers his life before the Maze and that Thomas helped to put him in there. He breaks down and cries before a Glader tells the group that the doors aren't closing. Grievers charge through the open doors and Minho joins the others as they hide in the council hall. He is forced to witness Alby being taken by the Grievers after the leader protected Chuck from being stung.

Once the Grievers leave, Gally emerges from his hiding place and punches Thomas in the face in rage. Minho and the remaining Keepers restrain Gally, telling him it isn't Thomas's fault. He rushes to Thomas' side as the other boy uses the Griever's stinger to stab himself in the thigh to trigger his memories back. A few days later, Thomas wakes up in the Pit and Newt reveals that Gally has taken command. Newt tells Thomas that he was onto something and that he needs to finish what he started.

Gally leads Teresa and Thomas out to the edge of the Glade near the doors, intending to use them as sacrifices to the Grievers. Minho and Newt stand off to the side, watching as Gally's friends try to tie up Thomas, who fights back and knocks them unconscious. Both join Thomas and Teresa, who plan to leave the Maze to see if they can find a new life outside, while Gally chooses to stay with his friends in the Glade.

Minho fights alongside the small group of Gladers who accompany them and is almost killed by Griever, until Jeff intervenes. Teresa punches in the Section numbers based on the patterns Minho discovered, which opens a door into a hallway. After locating the exit, they observe the fallen soldiers and mess left in the control room. Thomas pulls up a message left by Ava Paige and the group watches as she tries to explain why they conducted the Maze trials in the first place.

Once the message ends, the group begins to head out until Gally, having been stung by a Griever, appears with a gun, insistng that they will never be free. Gally fires a bullet at Thomas, but Chuck sacrifices himself by taking the bullet in the chest, giving Minho a chance to throw a spear at Gally, causing it to impale him in the chest, albeit non-fatally, causing him to drop to his knees, drop the gun, and collapse on his right side on the floor. The group mourns Chuck before a group of soldiers enter the control room and lead them to a helicopter outside, claiming that they're safe.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials[]

In Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Minho yells Thomas' name, telling him to wake up as they have to exit the berg. He and the other surviving Gladers are ushered inside a large warehouse-like building before being taken to a room with a table of food laid out for them.

Later, Janson visits the group after they've devoured the feast and shows them around the warehouse, claiming it is a Safe Haven fromWCKDand the elements. Minho questions him about why they were saved and helped, to which Janson replies that the world is falling apart and that the Gladers are valuable after escaping. He directs the Gladers to the shower room before they're given physicals and tests are run on them. Minho is jogging on a treadmill when Thomas is pulled aside for questioning byJanson.

After the meeting, Thomas meets up with Minho and the other male Gladers in the dining room. Minho reveals that they weren't the only Maze experiment, leading him to a table where two boys from another Maze strike up a conversation with them. The other two boys note that they just arrived, versus Aris, who arrived a week ago. When Janson begins reading off names of various individuals, the group questions what just happened. They are told that these lucky few who were called are being taken to a Safe Haven, supposedly some kind of farm, but only a small number can be transported out at a time.

When shown to their room, Minho claims a top bunk and falls asleep, while Thomas is woken by Aris, who shows him a mysterious room where gurneys are wheeled in every night. Thomas expresses concerns about their location, while the others think he's being paranoid. Choosing to ignore Newt's advice, Thomas gets into a shoving match with one of the guards in an attempt to swipe his ID card. As punishment, the Group A boys are sent back to their dorm. Minho and the others express frustration over Thomas' reckless behavior until the latter reveals he swiped the ID card to access the mysterious room with Aris.

Moments later, Thomas and Aris return, warning the Group A guys that they need to get out of the base. Thomas reveals that WCKD rescued them and that they aren't safe. The group gathers their possessions and crawls out through the air vents. Winston and Aris split up to handle something and Minho, Thomas, Newt, and Frypan attempt to search for Teresa. They run into the female doctor tending to Teresa and hold her hostage as they search for her room. Eventually, guards find them thanks to the alarm that has sounded, and Minho, in rage and frustration, jumps and knocks out a guard, stealing his gun for protection.

The doctor takes them to the room where Teresa is being tested and Minho holds the gun while Newt ties up the other medical personnel. As guards struggle to get into Teresa's room, Minho fires at them while Thomas and Newt break the glass on the window to get out. Minho tosses over the gun to Thomas as he climbs out of the room and the group begin heading for the exit.

Thomas assumes possession of the gun as Minho and Newt struggle with scanning the ID card. Once they get the door open, they cross to the other side before Janson orders security to close the door. Thomas is forced to abandon the gun and run, barely making it before the door closes. Aris breaks the keypad on their end to prevent anyone from letting Janson out.

The group manage to unlock the large lock on the door and make their way into the Scorch. They seek refuge in an abandoned mall/warehouse and start gathering supplies for their journey into the mountains. Minho and Thomas check for a light source and stumble across a generator, that brings the power on for the majority of the warehouse. Minho yells at Thomas to look out as a deranged woman missing her eyes comes charging at him through a gate. Her cries alert more like her and the guys are forced to run, yelling at the others to run.

The group defends themselves as best as they can against their attackers, finding a door that leads out. Winston reveals a gun he grabbed from WCKD and tries to ward off the Cranks with bullets. The group gets the door open, only to have Cranks grab and scratch at Winston's stomach before he's pulled to safety. The Gladers hide in a basem*nt level crawlspace from the Cranks, waiting for them to disappear.

The next morning, the group discovers they are alone and start heading into the ruins of the city. Thomas hears bergs flying overhead and yells at the group to hide as they pass. They decide to head for the mountains to find the Right Arm, a resistance group who has been reportedly raiding WCKD bases and labs in search ofImmunesto rescue.

As they travel on, Winston worsens and the guys take turns carrying him. While resting, Winston gets ahold of the gun and the others struggle, trying to get it away from him. The former reveals his injuries are getting worse and he doesn't want to become one of them. He begs the group to leave him so he can end his life, leading Newt to give him the gun.

Minho expresses sadness over losing Winston later that night. The others admit that they thought they were supposed to be Immune, while Teresa reveals that not all of them are. Newt says that they need to assume that they could also not be Immune as well.

The group begins to run out of supplies and continues to struggle against the harsh conditions in the Scorch. Thomas notices a building in the distance and encourages the group to run to it as a thunderstorm rages. Minho is hit by lightning, lying unconscious on the ground. Thomas and the others help Minho into the building and manage to revive him. They discover they're surrounded by chained up Cranks and huddle close until a young woman addresses their presence. She leads them to Jorge, who asks them three questions. Minho challenges the question about where they came from, stating that its their business. This prompts Jorge's men to hold down the Gladers while the young woman, named Brenda, scans Thomas' neck. She shows the result to Jorge, who notes that they came from WCKD, which makes them valuable.

The Gladers are strung upside over an open hole in the warehouse. Minho complains about Thomas agreeing to talk/listen to Jorge and the group notices that the lever to lower them is close to Teresa. Before they can initiate their plan, Jorge visits them and asks them what they know about the Right Arm. When Jorge is unconvinced by the small amount of information given, he drops the Gladers a short distance before Thomas reveals he only knows that they are supposedly in the mountains. This prompts Jorge to leave them hanging while he packs up his possessions, planning to take the Gladers and Brenda to the Right Arm with the hope that they'll be granted access to the Safe Haven too.

Once Teresa reaches the lever, she gets herself free and helps the rest of the group get loose. Before they can escape, a henchman of Jorge's returns, planning to sell them out to WCKD. Thomas tries to fight him, only to have the henchman point a gun at them. Brenda kills the henchman and leads the group to the zipline to escape. Minho slides after Jorge and escapes the warehouse before its blown up.

Minho, Teresa, Newt, Frypan, Aris, and Jorge travel to the city to find Marcus, a man who worked with the Right Arm to smuggle Immune kids to a Safe Haven. They find Marcus had lured and drugged Thomas and Brenda, planning to offer them with other drugged Immunes to WCKD. Jorge tortures Marcus for information while the group looks on. Eventually, Marcus reveals that they are in the mountains but it will take a week to get there. Jorge then reveals that he will be "borrowing" Bertha, Marcus's car.

The Gladers and Jorge journey to the base of the mountains where the road is blocked by abandoned cars, forcing the group to travel on foot. Before they walk any further, they are ambushed by bullets shot from above. Two girls confront Jorge and Thomas, ordering them to drop the grenade Jorge has in his hand. The Gladers are rounded up and ordered on their feet by the girls, who turn out to be Sonya and Harriet from Aris' Maze. The trio reunite and the girls reveal that they are working with the Right Arm.

They take the Gladers to their camp and reveal that they are planning to head to the Safe Haven tomorrow morning. The leader, Vince wants to check all of the newcomers to see if they are Immune, which is interrupted by Brenda succumbing to her injuries from a Crank. Vince plans to shoot Brenda until Mary Cooper intervenes, offering to help Brenda when she realizes that Thomas is with them.

The Gladers are given food and warm clothing for the night. They are relieved to be free from WCKD, but Minho expresses his doubts about Aris, saying that he doesn't trust him. Thomas breaks away from the group to find Teresa, who reluctantly reveals that she called WCKD, saying that the group needs to help them find a cure. Minho tries to help Vince fight WCKD soldiers as the base is ambushed, but is hit and is knocked to the ground.

WCKD soldiers arrange all of the Right Arm volunteers and Immunes into lines, scanning the tattoos at the back of their necks to check them in. WCKD reads off Minho as A4 before moving onto the next person. Thomas gives himself up, being forced into line beside Minho. Minho asks him why he didn't run, to which Thomas replies that he is tired of running.

When Teresa reveals to the group and the Right Arm that she shared their location, the Gladers express disbelief and are upset at her betrayal. She insists that they won't be harmed, but they need to help WCKD find a cure for the world. Mary Cooper steps forward and announces to Ava Paige that at least she'll die with a conscience. Janson shoots her in the stomach and Thomas pulls the grenade out of Jorge's bag, yelling that he would rather die than go with WCKD. Minho, Newt, and Frypan vote to die with him, despite Ava and Teresa's pleas. Before Thomas can detonate the grenade, Jorge charges at WCKD soldiers in a borrowed car. The Right Arm starts fighting back while some of the Immunes are loaded into the berg.

Minho shoots at the soldiers while Vince fires his machine gun at the soldiers. He runs out of ammo and is hit by a stun gun. WCKD soldiers take him, Aris, and Sonya to the berg as Thomas yells Minho's name.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure[]

In the programmed trials WCKD had put him through in order to extract his blood, Minho wakes up in the Glade and sees Alby, Chuck, and Winston carving something on the wall. Minho calls out to them, causing them to turn to him. Minho sees a little boy run into the hut and follows him, but is chased by a Griever. He runs from it, but is telekinetically pulled up to the ceiling as the Griever closes in on him.

The next day, Minho is brought to a room by WCKD soldiers where Teresa tells him that a little girl named Cheyenne has been infected for three weeks and that Minho can save her and everyone else. But when Teresa is about to leave the room, Minho attacks her, screaming at her for being a traitor. Before the WCKD soldiers restrain him, Minho grabs a metal hair clip from Teresa.

At night, Minho is brought to the medical wing where the scientists decide to raise his doses. Minho uses the metal hair clip to stab the scientist in the thigh and fights the scientists. Thomas and Newt, who have arrived in the WCKD tower, reunite with Minho.

While running from Janson and the WCKD soldiers, Minho, Thomas, and Newt manage to lock themselves in a room. Minho and Thomas manage to break the window and they and Newt jump out of the window and into the pool.

When Minho climbs out of the pool along with Thomas and Newt, four WCKD soldiers appear and order them to surrender, but one of them shoots the other three, takes off his helmet, and reveals himself to be Gally. Minho is shocked to see that Gally is alive, and Gally tells him, Thomas, and Newt that they are nuts.

While hiding from the WCKD soldiers along with Thomas, Newt, and Gally, Minho asks Newt how he is feeling. Newt replies that he feels terrible. While Thomas carries Newt off into the Last City, Minho asks Gally why he is helping them, as he put a spear through his chest. Gally replies that nobody is perfect.

While going to the berg along with Thomas, Newt, and Gally, Minho sees the walls of the Last City exploding as a result of Lawrence sacrificing himself to destroy it.

While hiding behind garden beds along with Thomas, Newt, and Gally, Minho sees the battle between the WCKD soldiers and Lawrence's crew. Minho manages to escape along with Thomas, Newt, and Gally.

Newt is unable to get to the berg due to being infected by the Flare, prompting Minho to run to the berg along with Gally to get the serum from Brenda. Minho arrives at the berg along with Gally, asking Brenda where the serum is. Minho run to the train station along with Gally, Frypan, and Brenda where they see that Thomas has killed Newt. While Thomas walks off to the WCKD tower, Minho kneels at Newt's dead body along with Frypan, with Gally and Brenda watching on.

Minho returns to the berg along with Gally, Frypan, and Brenda where Jorge flies them, Vince, and the Immune children to the top of the WCKD tower where Thomas and Teresa are. Thomas is unable to get on the berg due to being shot in the stomach by Janson, but Teresa manages to throw him onto the ramp of the berg, allowing Minho to pull him onboard with the help of Gally, Frypan, Brenda, and Vince. Teresa falls to her death when the tower building collapses. As Jorge flies Minho, Thomas, Gally, Frypan, Brenda, Vince, and the Immune children away from the WCKD tower, Minho helps Gally bandage Thomas' wound along with Frypan, Brenda, and Vince.

Sometime later, Minho, along with Thomas, Gally, Frypan, Brenda, Jorge, Vince, Aris, Sonya, Harriet, the Right Arm, and the Immune children, arrive at the Safe Haven. Minho is carving something with Jorge when they both see Thomas, who has woken up, approaching them. Minho hugs Thomas. At night, at the campfire, Minho, along with Thomas, Gally, Frypan, Brenda, Jorge, Aris, Sonya, Harriet, the Right Arm, and the Immune children, listen to Vince give a speech.

Minho gives Thomas Newt's necklace, which Thomas discovers contains a note from Newt. Minho goes to the memorial rock and engraves Newt's name on it. Minho is sitting with Gally, Frypan, Brenda, Jorge, Vince, Aris, Sonya, Harriet, the Right Arm, and the Immune children at the campfire when Thomas approaches them and sits down with them. The next day, while Minho is sleeping, Thomas goes to the memorial rock and engraves Teresa's name on it. Thomas walks along the beach, stops walking, looks at the ocean and the ship, takes out the serum, looks at it, and looks out into the distance.

Physical Appearance and Personality[]

Thomas describes Minho as an Asian boy who looks to be a little older than him and has strong arms and short, black hair. Minho is aggressive, but loyal, and tends to be sarcastic. Throughout the books, some characters mention his habit of always having the last word at any argument or debate. Minho is also noted to have one of the best senses of humor amongst the Gladers. His name was mentioned in an interview with the author, James Dashner, who said it was a reference to a possible future scientist. In the first book, The Maze Runner, Minho seems to make a lot of comments and jokes to scare Thomas, and seems to be rude and scary at first, but his personality quickly changes and shows that he is really just a playful person with lots of sarcasm and earns Thomas' respect once he orders Alby to go get water for him and makes fun of Thomas while Alby goes to get the water for him, Minho was one of the very very few who could talk to Alby like that. Minho is a very loyal friend who sticks to his right and always supports Thomas on everything. Minho might not seem to like it, but he has plenty of feelings rooted inside of him and loves all his friends, and though he was sarcastic about all his feelings all the time, he also expressed his feelings in his own way, very different at times.

Powers and Abilities[]


  • Disease Immunity: Minho was shown to be immune to the effects of the deadly Flare virus. In the Death Cure film, WCKD had harvested his blood to create a new serum as the speculation of his brain caused the antibody to produce at its peak before them to test it on a girl named Shai Lun which slowed down her infection. However on the very next day afterward the serum had spread the virus even further causing her to turn into a Crank.


  • Eidetic Memory: Minho seemed to have great above average memory. During the last three years in the Maze as the Keeper of the Runners, he had been mapping all the sections in order to puzzle when it change during the night and days including giving strategy to newfound Runners. After following Thomas and the others to escape the Maze, the door required eight digit numbers to unlock it and he used his knowledge to memorize the sections as the code and succeeded at getting everyone out alive. In the Scorch Trials film, it was shown in a deleted scene where Minho and the group were escaping the WCKD compound, he remembered the pathway to the door which was where they first arrived there.
  • Tranquil Fury: Throughout the three films, Minho's emotional rage was shown to trigger his adrenal gland to help increase his physical prowess to near borderline-enhanced feats in difficult situations while remaining in a tranquil state over it. In the Maze Runner film, he was able to keep calm while grabbing and throwing a spear at Gally, which impales him in the chest, albeit not-fatally, with quick accuracy, in the Scorch Trials film, Minho pushed a huge object that would required more than one person on his own, and after six months of going through tormented events, his mind was so overwhelmed that it constantly caused an adrenaline rush to aid his attacks in full rage while retaining control and relentless to use with his friends in battling against WCKD.
  • Peak of Human Physical Condition: Minho has spent years tested by WCKD, which allowed his body to reach peak physical characteristics such as exceptional feats of strength, speed, resilience and memory as he can handle multiple situations in field of dangerous events. In the Scorch Trials, when he and his group were extracted to a WCKD facility, he once exercised on a treadmill for his condition to stay in top shape as recommended by for temporary testing.
  • Peak Human Strength: Minho was shown to be a physical and mental athletic boy at his peak potential. As in the Maze Runner film, when a Griever came from above him, he kept it off of him before it could bite him by using a spear. In the Scorch Trials film, when escaping the WCKD headquarters, a WCKD guard armed with a Launcher comes up and then Minho knocked him up against the wall. When being chased by a swarm of Cranks with Thomas, Minho was able push a heavy inanimate object to the floor as a barricade with great immense effort without any assistance. In the Death Cure film, Minho's aggressive attitude was able to activate his adrenal gland which was strong enough for him to grab a full grown WCKD guard and threw him off his feet through a glass window with ease, then he helped Thomas toss a gas tank to break a glass wall making a way out.
  • Peak Human Speed: In his time inside the Maze, Minho used to be the Keeper of the Runners and spent the last three years trying to figure a way out. As a Runner, he was shown to possess peak speed in the Maze Runner film, he ran through the Maze with Thomas and when the section began changing, Minho sprinted back to the Glade through deadly obstacles along with Thomas just in time before the doors and new pathway closed. Then in the Scorch Trials film, he outran a group of Cranks with Thomas and the other Gladers to reach outside to safety and escaped. In the Death Cure film, When being taken to a conference room in chains with Teresa, Minho whispered her name for her to get up physical contact so he can quickly grab her by her lab coat and shove her against the table twice on the back of her head.
  • Peak Human Durability: Minho's mind strength had shown to be remarkable allowing him to have high pain tolerance for his muscles and bones to endure many methods of great impact forces without giving up on tasks. In the Scorch Trials film, he was shown to have survive being struck by a bolt of lightning and electrocuted from stunned weaponry/items stabled without giving away any complaints towards neither situation. Then he jumped out of the window on the 20th floor with his friends to land safely in a pool water area with no signs of pain.
  • Strong-Willed: In the Death Cure film, when WCKD used a virtualization simulator on him, Minho's brain mental toughness was strong enough to help him realize that the doctors were right in front of him working it for a minor short-time period while his blood was being extracted and at the end of the experiment, Minho's condition remained well. His willpower also seems to help fight off sedative drugs for when WCKD escorts him to the medical wing to drain him out of his blood, he started to awaken from the dosage and the doctor requested they give him another but fails.
  • Peak Human Thievery: In the Death Cure film, when being brought into a room to have conversation with Teresa, Minho pretended to be both tranquil and silent in order for her to come towards him, so he could physically grab her onto the table and take a metal hair clip from her and sneaks it without being caught by the incoming security guards.
  • Peak Human Accuracy & Weapon Proficiency: When fighting against WCKD, Minho was shown to be remarkably skilled with a few types ofguns, spears, and daggerswhich allowed him to perform great feats and benefit in a far and close ranged in combat. In the Scorch Trials film, he seemed to have excellent bull-eyes aim with using a shotgun and rifle on his targets without the need of any assistance or practice. He quickly shoots the last few WCKD soldiers directly in the face with his Winchester Model 70 with ease.
  • Dagger & Spear Proficiency: In the Maze Runner film, Minho is shown to be able to use both instruments of a dagger and a staff as weapons against opponents. He used the dagger for defense against Gally, who attempted to stop them from leaving the Maze, and later used the staff on the Grievers, who approached him. Then before heading out to the exit of the lab, the group was stopped by Gally, who was stung by a Griever, which caused Minho to throw his staff as a spear at Gally, which impales him in the chest, albeit non-fatally.
  • Expert Hand-to-hand Combatant: In the Scorch Trials film, Minho was shown to lethality fight against multiple opponents both offensive and defensively without any formal fighting style by relying on his strength, speed, and intellect well-trained in using his bare hands. He knew to wait for the right moment to sprint toward an armed WCKD guard and then used his knee to knock him to the back of his head against the stone wall unconsciously bleeding, then out in the Scorch, Minho even punched an incoming Crank in the face with no harm done to him. In the Death Cure film, when the doctors and scientists were ordered to begin the experiment to drain Minho of his blood, he managed to use the element of surprise on them by stabbing one in the thigh with the hair clip he stole from Teresa, kicked the guard a few inches away from him, grabbed the other doctor's hand with a needle in it to inject it in his neck, and quickly charged at the guard armed with a gun who fired it at him, but somehow missed, got knocked out, and given a black eye by Minho. Then after escaping out of the medical wing, Minho met up with Thomas and Newt just in time to save them from a WCKD soldier holding them at gunpoint by tackling him against the wall and tossed him through the ballistic glass window unconscious due to his immense strength.


  • Backpack: Minho carried a strapped knife, water bottle, and flashlight in/out of this backpack for both his friends and himself for supportive measures in the Scorch Trials film.
  • Remington 870 Shotgun: In the Scorch Trials film, Minho was temporarily given this weapon to fight against WCKD upon their ambush to the Right Arm base headquarters.
  • Winchester Model 70 Rifle: Minho temporarily defends himself and his allies from the last few WCKD soldiers with this hunting rifle before running out of ammo and getting himself captured in the Scorch Trials film.
  • Hair Clip: In the Death Cure film, when the WCKD scientists were ordered to drain Minho of his blood, he used this metal hair clip he swiped from Teresa to stab one of the doctors in the thigh.
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