History Characters / Runaways

8th Dec '17 7:58:43 PM JesseMB27
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* MeatSackRobot: Victor Mancha is an Ultron construct whose body was designed so that over time, his organs would reconstruct themselves in ways that would enable them to mimic organic material, until his cybernetic nature became impossible to detect.
2nd Dec '17 2:35:00 AM infernape612
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* TheAtoner: Subverted Presumably to correct his past actions, he helps the team stop Chase from trying to [[spoiler:sacrifice himself to bring back Gert]], although post-resurrection he's gone back to being a villain in ''Power Man and Iron Fist'' #10, [[spoiler:working to set up a new Pride.]]

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* TheAtoner: Subverted Subverted. Presumably to correct his past actions, he helps the team stop Chase from trying to [[spoiler:sacrifice himself to bring back Gert]], although post-resurrection he's gone back to being a villain in ''Power Man and Iron Fist'' #10, [[spoiler:working to set up a new Pride.]]
2nd Dec '17 2:34:51 AM infernape612
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--> "''If [being an adult] means turning into the people who raised us... [[Music/TheWho I hope]] [[HarsherInHindsight I ''die'' before I get old.]]''"

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--> "''If [being an adult] means turning into the people who raised us... [[Music/TheWho I hope]] hope I]] ''[[HarsherInHindsight die]]'' [[HarsherInHindsight I ''die'' before I get old.]]''"
28th Nov '17 10:32:35 AM NOYB
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At the end of the first story-arc it is revealed that Alex [[TheMole has been working against the group the whole time]]. He had discovered the nature of their parents activities a year ago and, instead of being repulsed, decided to help his parents. He discovered that the Deans and Hayes, the two non-human couples of the Pride, were planning to betray the rest of the group so that they and their children would live in paradise, instead of all the adults surrendering their positions to their children. Alex manipulated the rest of the kids into discovering the nature of their parents as part of his plan to defeat the machinations of the Deans and Hayes, and betrayed the runaways in their final confrontation with the Pride. However, ultimately, Alex and the Pride as a whole were defeated by the runaways and he was killed in the battle. Later issues reveal that he is now trapped in TheNothingAfterDeath, and is attempting to earn his way out by helping the runaways back on Earth by passing messages to Molly. He was eventually resurrected in ''ComicBook/AvengersUndercover'' and became a villain in ''Power Man and Iron Fist''.

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At the end of the first story-arc it is revealed that Alex [[TheMole has been working against the group the whole time]]. He had discovered the nature of their parents activities a year ago and, instead of being repulsed, decided to help his parents. He discovered that the Deans and Hayes, Hayeses, the two non-human couples of the Pride, were planning to betray the rest of the group so that they and their children would live in paradise, instead of all the adults surrendering their positions to their children. Alex manipulated the rest of the kids into discovering the nature of their parents as part of his plan to defeat the machinations of the Deans and Hayes, Hayeses, and betrayed the runaways in their final confrontation with the Pride. However, ultimately, Alex and the Pride as a whole were defeated by the runaways and he was killed in the battle. Later issues reveal that he is now trapped in TheNothingAfterDeath, and is attempting to earn his way out by helping the runaways back on Earth by passing messages to Molly. He was eventually resurrected in ''ComicBook/AvengersUndercover'' and became a villain in ''Power Man and Iron Fist''.
25th Nov '17 11:57:27 PM StrixObscuro
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* TeenGenius: [[spoiler:Due to being a computer]], he is far more knowledgeable about trivia than Gert.

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* TeenGenius: [[spoiler:Due Due to being a computer]], computer, he is far more knowledgeable about trivia than Gert.


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* SmugSuper: Xavin ''loves'' lording their Super-Skrull abilities over their teammates.
24th Nov '17 11:49:04 PM Synchronicity
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This is the list of characters from the Marvel comic book series ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}''.

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This is the list of characters from the Marvel comic book series ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}''.
''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}''. '''Beware of unmarked spoilers.'''



* TheAtoner: Presumably to correct his past actions, he helps the team stop [[spoiler:Chase]] from trying to [[spoiler:sacrifice himself to bring back Gert]]. [[spoiler:Post-resurrection he's gone back to being a villain in ''Power Man and Iron Fist'' #10, working to set up a new Pride.]]

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* TheAtoner: Subverted Presumably to correct his past actions, he helps the team stop [[spoiler:Chase]] Chase from trying to [[spoiler:sacrifice himself to bring back Gert]]. [[spoiler:Post-resurrection Gert]], although post-resurrection he's gone back to being a villain in ''Power Man and Iron Fist'' #10, working [[spoiler:working to set up a new Pride.]]



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:He gets resurrected in Comicbook/AvengersUndercover.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:He He gets resurrected in Comicbook/AvengersUndercover.]] Comicbook/AvengersUndercover.



* [[spoiler:CameBackWrong: Ever since his resurrection, he's become increasingly unpredictable.]]
* TheChessmaster: The team's strategist. [[spoiler:Ultimately revealed to be a ManipulativeBastard, as he is a traitor who sided with the Pride]].
* DecoyProtagonist: He's initially set up to be the main character of the series as a whole, [[spoiler:until it turns out that he was TheMole for the Pride]] and he's killed off not long after this is revealed. After that, there's no real main protagonist in the team, though Nico does get slightly more focus since she takes over as leader.
* {{Expy}}: David J. Walker, the writer of ''Power Man and Iron Fist'', has said he views Alex as Creator/DonaldGlover if he were a supervillain.

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* [[spoiler:CameBackWrong: CameBackWrong: Ever since his resurrection, he's become increasingly unpredictable.]]
unpredictable.
* TheChessmaster: The team's strategist. [[spoiler:Ultimately Ultimately revealed to be a ManipulativeBastard, as he is a traitor who sided with the Pride]].
Pride.
* DecoyProtagonist: He's initially set up to be the main character of the series as a whole, [[spoiler:until until it turns out that he was TheMole for the Pride]] Pride and he's killed off not long after this is revealed. After that, there's no real main protagonist in the team, though Nico does get slightly more focus since she takes over as leader.
* {{Expy}}: David J. Walker, the writer of ''Power Man and Iron Fist'', has said he views Alex as Creator/DonaldGlover if he were a supervillain.
leader.



* PopCulturedBadass: He is quite knowledgeable about the other Super-Heroes, and is also:
* TheStrategist: He pretty much controls the team's actions. [[spoiler:Becomes a MoleInCharge when his true allegiance is revealed]].
* TeenGenius: Utterly without powers of his own [[spoiler:till the last few issues]], Alex is nonetheless a highly skilled strategist and thus de-facto Team Leader.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Alex is revealed to be TheMole for The Pride, completely unbeknownst to his parents.]]

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: David J. Walker, the writer of ''Power Man and Iron Fist'', has said he views Alex as Creator/DonaldGlover if he were a supervillain.
* PopCulturedBadass: He is quite knowledgeable about the other Super-Heroes, and is also:
Super-Heroes.
* TheStrategist: He pretty much controls the team's actions. [[spoiler:Becomes Becomes a MoleInCharge when his true allegiance is revealed]].
revealed.
* TeenGenius: Utterly without powers of his own [[spoiler:till the last few issues]], own, Alex is nonetheless a highly skilled strategist and thus de-facto Team Leader.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Alex Alex is revealed to be TheMole for The Pride, completely unbeknownst to his parents.]]



* WhamLine: When he intervenes to [[spoiler:save his parents' lives, [[TheReveal revealing]] himself to be TheMole.]]

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* WhamLine: When he intervenes to [[spoiler:save save his parents' lives, [[TheReveal revealing]] himself to be TheMole.]]



* BackFromTheDead: Chase ends up rescuing her by [[TimeyWimeyBall going back in time to when Geoffrey Wilder stabbed her and bringing her back to the present]] where Nico healed her before she died.



* CharacterDeath: Gets killed by a time-displaced member of the Pride.



* DeadpanSnarker: All of the main characters have their snarky moments, but Gert fits this trope the best.

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: All of the main characters have their snarky moments, but Gert fits this trope the best.



* FutureBadass: In one timeline, she grew up to lead the Avengers, but...
** FutureMeScaresMe: She still didn't think too much of that future, but it's more out of boredom.
* TheHeart: Of the group. Her death drove them all apart according to Chase.

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* FutureBadass: In one timeline, she grew up to lead the Avengers, but...Avengers.
** * FutureMeScaresMe: She still didn't think too much of [[FutureBadass that future, future]], but it's more out of boredom.
* TheHeart: Of the group. Her death drove them all apart according to Chase.Chase, and Karolina calls her the emotional and moral compass of the team.



* KilledOffForReal: Gets killed by a time-displaced member of the Pride.
** BackFromTheDead: Chase ends up rescuing her by [[TimeyWimeyBall going back in time to when Geoffrey Wilder stabbed her and bringing her back to the present]] where Nico healed her before she died.



* TheWatson: She's brought back to life in the relaunched series. Two years in-story, a whole decade in the real world. Many readers may be wondering what has been of the members of the team in that time, or just need some recap of things they knew but had half-forgot in so many years... so Gert, who was not there during all that, asks those questions.

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* TheWatson: She's brought back to life in the relaunched series. Two years in-story, a whole decade in the real world. Many readers may be wondering She fulfills this role by asking what has been of the members of the team in that time, or just need some recap which serves as something of things they knew but had half-forgot in so many years... so Gert, who was not there during all that, asks those questions.a recap.



* AffectionateNickname: Other members of the team occasionally call her "K."



* DrivenToSuicide: She tries to commit suicide-by-vampire (in exchange for Molly being spared, but still) during the Teenage Wasteland arc. In the second series, she expresses a desire to kill herself after Nico rejects her advances, but gets better after meeting Xavin.

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* DrivenToSuicide: DeathSeeker: She tries to commit suicide-by-vampire (in exchange for Molly being spared, but still) during the Teenage Wasteland arc. In the second series, she expresses a desire to kill herself after Nico rejects her advances, but gets better after meeting Xavin.



* FlyingFirepower: Her basic power set.
%%* {{Gayngst}}

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* FlyingFirepower: Her basic power set.
%%* {{Gayngst}}
set allows her to fly and fire light-based energy blasts.
* {{Gayngst}}: Her ComingOutStory would have enough of this trope considering she's her parent's model daughter, but her crises and angst are only compounded by the revelation that she's a HumanAlien with a fiance/e, as well as her initial unrequited feelings for Nico.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: The revelation that she is not even human, along with more personal crises of identity, lead to severe depression. She even prefers to tell people she is a mutant than admit she is an alien.
* LightEmUp: That suicide-by-vampire mentioned above? [[spoiler:It kills the vampire. Her blood is essentially the same as sunlight.]]

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* TheJoyOfFirstFlight: Is exhilarated and excited upon discovering her flight powers.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: The revelation that she is not even human, along with more personal crises of identity, lead to severe depression. She at first even prefers to tell people she is a mutant than admit she is an alien.
* LightEmUp: That suicide-by-vampire mentioned above? [[spoiler:It It kills the vampire. Her blood is essentially the same as sunlight.]]



* SuperCuteSuperpowers: She turns into a rainbow-colored beam of light in human form, and can fire projectiles and make shields of the same color.



* DrFakenstein: His parents, [[MeaningfulName Victor]] and Janet Stein. Chase himself is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].
* DumbJock: When the series starts, it's established that he's clearly more invested in lacrosse than he is in his studies. Other characters frequently remark how ironic it is that two MadScientist parents would have a DumbJock son.
** He does become more intelligent later on, capable of fixing his Fistogans and repairing a time machine. This is lampshaded in the 2017 series, where he tells Gert that he's always intuitively known how to fix things, but doesn't have the creativity to invent them.

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* DrFakenstein: His parents, [[MeaningfulName Victor]] and Janet Stein. Subverted, as his parents were mad scientists with the last name of Stein, but Chase himself is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].
fairly BookDumb and rejects his parents.
* DumbJock: When the series starts, it's established that he's clearly more invested in lacrosse than he is in his studies. Other characters frequently remark how ironic it is that two MadScientist parents would have a DumbJock son.
**
son. He does become more intelligent later on, capable of fixing his Fistogans and repairing a time machine. This is lampshaded in the 2017 series, where he tells Gert that he's always intuitively known how to fix things, but doesn't have the creativity to invent them.



* HiddenDepths: He presents himself as a slacker with no ambition besides lacrosse, but the poor guy has ''issues''.



* HiddenDepths: He presents himself as a slacker with no ambition besides lacrosse, but the poor guy has ''issues''.



* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: He, too, has a telepathic bond with Old Lace. [[spoiler:After Gert's death, that is]]

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* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: He, too, has a telepathic bond with Old Lace. [[spoiler:After Lace... after Gert's death, that is]]is.



* TheOneGuy: Very briefly, in between [[spoiler:Alex's death]] and Victor's introduction.
* OppositesAttract: With Gert. He's a hot-blooded, fun-loving BookDumb, while she's a DeadpanSnarker BadassBookworm

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* TheOneGuy: Very briefly, briefly the only guy on the team, in between [[spoiler:Alex's death]] Alex's death and Victor's introduction.
* OppositesAttract: With Gert. He's a hot-blooded, fun-loving BookDumb, while she's a DeadpanSnarker BadassBookwormBadassBookworm.



The youngest member of the group, 11-year-old Molly's parents were mutants. They thought she did not inherit the X-Gene from them, but during their escape her eyes glow an eerie pink and she gains super strength. She has limited invulnerability and super strength, but using these abilities are extremely tiring and can only be sustained for a short time before she requires a nap ([[spoiler:though this no longer seems to apply as of volume 3]]). Serving as the voice of innocence and child-like good-nature, numerous characters nonetheless explain that Molly is much more intelligent and mature than she appears, but [[ObfuscatingStupidity she hides it well]].

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The youngest member of the group, 11-year-old Molly's parents were mutants. They thought she did not inherit the X-Gene from them, but during their escape her eyes glow an eerie pink and she gains super strength. She has limited invulnerability and super strength, but using these abilities are extremely tiring and can only be sustained for a short time before she requires a nap ([[spoiler:though (though this no longer seems to apply as of volume 3]]).3). Serving as the voice of innocence and child-like good-nature, numerous characters nonetheless explain that Molly is much more intelligent and mature than she appears, but [[ObfuscatingStupidity she hides it well]].



* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Shown both in her original crush on Wolverine[[note]]"Can I touch your hair, Wolverine? My friend Karolina said that you use gel, but I think it just grows that way 'cause you're a mutant, oh, and I'm a mutant, too! I used to have a poster of you and Doop in my bedroom when I was little, but I think you're even cooler than Doop, and I liked that one time when you and the other X-Men met the Fantastic Four and..."[[/note]] and in her visit to the X-Men in Vol 3 #10, where throughout the tour she (again) slips into overexcited motormouth mode.
%%* BadassAdorable

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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: AscendedFangirl: Shown both in her original crush on Wolverine[[note]]"Can I touch your hair, Wolverine? My friend Karolina said that you use gel, but I think it just grows that way 'cause you're a mutant, oh, and I'm a mutant, too! I used to have a poster of you and Doop in my bedroom when I was little, but I think you're even cooler than Doop, and I liked that one time when you and the other X-Men met the Fantastic Four and..."[[/note]] and in her visit to the X-Men in Vol 3 #10, where throughout the tour she (again) slips into overexcited motormouth mode.
%%* BadassAdorable* BadassAdorable: A very cute preteen who is nevertheless unafraid to use her mutant strength.



* CivvieSpandex: Once put together a makeshift costume using her own clothes. It didn't stick.



** She presumeably gets them from Nico who sewed them together for her or the same InfiniteSupplies budget the Runaways all have.

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** She %%**She presumeably gets them from Nico who sewed them together for her or the same InfiniteSupplies budget the Runaways all have.



* {{Sleepyhead}}: The more strength she uses the sleepier she will get. She adapted to this by learning to enjoy sleeping and it's now one of her favorites activities.

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* {{Sleepyhead}}: The more strength she uses the sleepier she will get. She adapted to this by learning to enjoy sleeping and it's now one of her favorites favorite activities.



He is later killed in ''ComicBook/TheVision2015'' [[spoiler:after taking on a mission for the Avengers and [[AccidentalMurder killing his brother's son by accident]],]] with his severed head delivered to Chase in Issue #2 of the 2017 series.

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He is later killed in ''ComicBook/TheVision2015'' [[spoiler:after taking on a mission for the Avengers and [[AccidentalMurder killing his brother's son by accident]],]] with his severed head delivered to Chase in Issue #2 of the 2017 series.''ComicBook/TheVision2015''.



* FakeMemories: His entire life up until a few years ago is one big fake memory. He's actually younger than Molly, and what he remembers of his childhood and teenage years are all fabrication.
* FutureMeScaresMe: He's never actually met his BadFuture self, but [[EvilMeScaresMe the idea is more than enough to scare him]].
%%* GagPenis: To Chase's dismay.



* FakeMemories: His entire life up until a few years ago is one big fake memory. [[spoiler:He's actually younger than Molly, and what he remembers of his childhood and teenage years are all fabrication]].
* FutureMeScaresMe and EvilMeScaresMe: He's never actually met his BadFuture self, but the idea is more than enough to scare him.
* GagPenis: To Chase's dismay.



* LogicBomb: [[spoiler:He was programmed to be both spiritual and logical, so something that contradicts one while supporting the other, e.g. "Could God make a sandwich so big even He couldn't finish it?" causes him to freak out and shut down. Chase mentions that he has about three statements left that could make him do this, and each one only works once.]]

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* LogicBomb: [[spoiler:He He was programmed to be both spiritual and logical, so something that contradicts one while supporting the other, e.g. "Could God make a sandwich so big even He couldn't finish it?" causes him to freak out and shut down. Chase mentions that he has about three statements left that could make him do this, and each one only works once.]]



* ShockAndAwe: Again, electromagnetism.

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* ShockAndAwe: Again, electromagnetism.electromagnetism, which often translates to firing lightning from his hands.



* {{Technopath}}: To an extent.

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* {{Technopath}}: To an extent.extent, he has some control over electronics due to being Ultron's son.



A ShapeShifting Super Skrull in training from the Planet Tarnax VII. Being a Skrull, for whom changing shape (and gender) is of no more importance or difficulty than changing the color of your hair, Xavin is sometimes male and sometimes female. He/She (even the characters become confused over the proper pronouns to use) possesses all the powers of the ComicBook/FantasticFour (though not nearly on the same level as them) and joins the team as the result of a bargain made long ago between his and Karolina's parents.

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A ShapeShifting Super Skrull in training from the Planet Tarnax VII. Being a Skrull, for whom changing shape (and gender) is of no more importance or difficulty than changing the color of your hair, Xavin is sometimes male and sometimes female. He/She They (even the characters become confused over the proper pronouns to use) possesses all the powers of the ComicBook/FantasticFour (though not nearly on the same level as them) and joins the team as the result of a bargain made long ago between his their parents and Karolina's parents.Karolina's.



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-->"My father killed a family of screaming Majesdanians in front of me when I was five. I cried so, I was left with the corpses for three days."

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-->"My -->'''Xavin''': "My father killed a family of screaming Majesdanians in front of me when I was five. I cried so, I was left with the corpses for three days."



* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Xavin's exact gender identity is a source of much contention among the fanbase. Many fans believe that Xavin should be treated as genderfluid (and this is the "official" interpretation that Marvel goes by.)

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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Xavin's exact gender identity is a source of much contention among the fanbase. Many fans believe that Xavin should be treated as genderfluid (and this is fairly vague; the "official" interpretation is that Marvel goes by.)Xavin should be treated as genderfluid.



* ChildSoldier: Before coming to Earth.

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* ChildSoldier: Before coming to Earth.Earth, they were trained to be a Super-Skrull.



* GenderBender: According to Xavin, changing genders is as simple as changing hairstyle for a Skrull. Well, physically anyway. Their mental self-image took longer to loosen up. She comes to see female form as her default, but in battle assumes a large male form to be more intimidating.

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* GenderBender: According to Xavin, changing genders is as simple as changing hairstyle for a Skrull. Well, physically anyway. Their mental self-image took longer to loosen up. She comes They come to see a female form as her the default, but in battle assumes a large male form to be more intimidating.



* JerkassWoobie: Intentionally or not, Xavin can come across as particularly mean. But, on there very first appearance it's heavily implied that their parents never let them have any friends and then when they get to Earth they face a whole other plethora of issues, including a gender identity crisis, before eventually [[spoiler:being hauled of to space jail in the place of their lover]]. Poor Xavin.



* JustAMachine: Unsuprisingly considering this is the general Skrull attitude towards bots, but the way Xavin treats Victor ranges from unthinkingly calling him the 'house android' to being an outright {{Jerkass}} (particularly in the ''Civil War'' crossover). However, in later issues they seem to be getting along decently enough. In ''Secret Invasion'', Xavin even begs Victor to protect the others and run away before the other Skrulls can get them.
* LoveMartyr: To Karolina, despite their relationship being rather loving and healthy, this may be due to the fact that Karolina is one of the few good things in her life.

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* JustAMachine: Unsuprisingly Unsurprisingly considering this is the general Skrull attitude towards bots, but the way Xavin treats Victor ranges from unthinkingly calling him the 'house android' to being an outright {{Jerkass}} (particularly in the ''Civil War'' crossover). However, in later issues they seem to be getting along decently enough. In ''Secret Invasion'', Xavin even begs Victor to protect the others and run away before the other Skrulls can get them.
* LoveMartyr: To Karolina, despite their relationship being rather loving and healthy, this Xavin is willing to give up much for her. This may be due to the fact that Karolina is one of the few good things in her Xavin's life.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: She finds Xavin and Karolina's relationship disgusting, attitudes which would not have been out of place in the early 20th century.



* ArchnemesisDad & EvilMatriarch: They think they're doing what's best for their kids. With [[TheMole one exception]] the kids beg to differ, and view The Pride's members as this.

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* ArchnemesisDad & EvilMatriarch: ArchnemesisDad: They think they're doing what's best for their kids. With [[TheMole one exception]] the kids beg to differ, and view The Pride's members as this.antagonistic parents.



* EvilMatriarch: The mothers tend to be rather heavy-handed when it comes to their offspring.



* HappilyMarried: All of them.

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* HappilyMarried: All of them.them, despite being evil.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: All of them.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: All of them.them maintain covers of being fairly well-liked rich L.A. socialites.



* BadassBaritone: Geoffrey. See EvilSoundsDeep below.
* BadassBeard & BeardOfEvil: Geoffrey

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* BadassBaritone: Geoffrey. Geoffrey is an evil man with a deep voice, who nonetheless runs California's organized crime. See EvilSoundsDeep below.
* BadassBeard & BeardOfEvil: Geoffrey
below.



* BadBoss: Both of them, but especially Geoffrey.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Geoff
* BaldOfEvil: Geoffrey as an adult.

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* %%* BadBoss: Both of them, but especially Geoffrey.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Geoff
Geoffrey is bald, black, and the ''de facto'' leader of the Pride.
* BaldOfEvil: Geoffrey as an adult.adult is balding; lampshaded by Chase when they meet his past self.
* BeardOfEvil: Geoffrey sports a well-trimmed goatee.



* JiveTurkey: Somewhat fit this in their youth.

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* JiveTurkey: Somewhat fit this in manner of speaking in their youth.youth, given that they were involved in organized crime.



* LargeAndInCharge: Geoffrey
* ManipulativeBastard: Geoffrey again.

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* LargeAndInCharge: Geoffrey
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Geoffrey is an imposing man.
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ManipulativeBastard: Geoffrey again.



* WellDoneSonGuy: Geoffrey to Alex
* YouHaveFailedMe: Geoffrey to Lt. Flores.

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* %%* WellDoneSonGuy: Geoffrey to Alex
* YouHaveFailedMe: Geoffrey to shoots Lt. Flores.Flores for failing to contain the kids a second time.



* AnAxeToGrind: Dale uses one during their first run in with the kids
* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream]]
* BadassMoustache: Dale
* EvilRedhead: Stacey

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* AnAxeToGrind: Dale uses one during their first run in with the kids
kids.
* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream]]
AndIMustScream: Subjected to this by Nico when the team is sent back in time -- despite fully knowing that [[spoiler:their actions will lead to Gert's death, they are forced to carry on the plot by magic.]]
* BadassMoustache: Dale
Dale sports a heavy moustache, and is a formidable time traveler.
* EvilRedhead: StaceyStacey sports a head of curly red hair, and is just as complicit in crime as her husband.



* FutureSlang: Occasionally

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* %%* FutureSlang: Occasionally



* GranolaGirl[=/=]SoapboxSadie: Part of their personas.

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* GranolaGirl[=/=]SoapboxSadie: Part GranolaGirl: Invoked as part of their personas.personas; they play the part of hippie actors who raised their daughter vegan.



* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: InUniverse; they took their surname from Creator/JamesDean.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Their intent to betray the rest of the Pride (aside form the Hayeses) is what inspires Alex to found the Runaways in an effort to stop them, which ultimately leads to the thwarting of the Gibborim's plan in its entirety.]]

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Their Their intent to betray the rest of the Pride (aside form the Hayeses) is what inspires Alex to found the Runaways in an effort to stop them, which ultimately leads to the thwarting of the Gibborim's plan in its entirety.]]



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:To Geoffrey]]

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* SoapboxSadie: Invoked and subverted; they pretend to care about many social causes as expected of Hollywood celebrities.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:To Geoffrey]]They plotted to betray Geoffrey so that the six slots could be taken by the Hayses and themselves.



* AbusiveDad: Victor
* BrainyBrunette: Janet

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* AbusiveDad: Victor
* BrainyBrunette: Janet
Victor is heavily implied to be physically abusive to Chase.



* DomesticAbuser: Victor (though to what extent we don't know)

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%%* DomesticAbuser
* DomesticAbuser: Victor (though to what extent we don't know)DrFakenstein: Mad scientists with the name "Stein."



* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:He may be this to his brother Hunter]]
* GadgeteerGenius: They're {{Mad Scientist}}s

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* %%* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:He may be this to his brother Hunter]]
* %%* GadgeteerGenius: They're {{Mad Scientist}}s



* HairTriggerTemper: Victor

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* HairTriggerTemper: VictorVictor gets angry at the drop of a hat.



* JockDadNerdSon: Inverted. It's often pointed out that despite being mad scientists, their kid is a straight-C lacrosse jock.



* NerdGlasses: Victor

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* %%* NerdGlasses: Victor



* PermaStubble: Victor

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* %%* PermaStubble: Victor



%%* GlowingEyesOfDoom

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%%* GlowingEyesOfDoom* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Their eyes glow purple when their telepathy is in use.



* PsychoPsychologist: Alice is a speech therapist.

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* PsychoPsychologist: Alice is a an evil speech therapist.



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:To Mr. Wilder]]

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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:To Mr. Wilder]]To Geoffrey, as they plotted to betray him and take the six slots for the Deans and themselves.



* CounterpartComparison: In the flashback to the early years of the Pride, it's shown that Tina was genuinely enthusiastic about being a mom. Nico, on the other hand, is weirded out when Victor raises the subject of whether she wants kids.
* EthnicMagician: Averted. Though the Minorus are Japanese, their powers are not derived from Japanese culture.

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* CounterpartComparison: In the flashback to the early years of the Pride, it's shown that Tina was genuinely enthusiastic about being a mom. Nico, on the other hand, is weirded out when Victor raises the subject of whether she wants kids.
* EthnicMagician: Averted.Played with. Though the Minorus are Japanese, their powers are not derived from Japanese culture. An ancestor from the 20th century, though, sports a {{Miko}}-inspired costume.



* GenerationXerox: Inverted. In the flashback to the early years of the Pride, it's shown that Tina was genuinely enthusiastic about being a mom. Nico, on the other hand, is weirded out when Victor raises the subject of whether she wants kids.



* SpellBook: Robert's WeaponOfChoice

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* SpellBook: Robert's WeaponOfChoiceWeaponOfChoice is a book from which he reads spells.



%%* BiggerBad

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%%* BiggerBad* BiggerBad: The team may have seen the Pride as their nemeses, but the Gibborim turned out to be driving the Pride's actions.



* FreudianExcuse: Their conversation with [[spoiler:Alex]] after [[spoiler:fading into TheNothingAfterDeath]] reflects Freud's theory that God and the father figure are ultimately the same thing in one's mind.

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* FreudianExcuse: Their conversation with [[spoiler:Alex]] Alex after [[spoiler:fading into TheNothingAfterDeath]] reflects Freud's theory that God and the father figure are ultimately the same thing in one's mind.



* TheMole: Within the LAPD
* TooDumbToLive
* YouHaveFailedMe: Executed by Geoffrey Wilder.

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* TheMole: Within the LAPD
* TooDumbToLive
LAPD, as he reports to Geoffrey Wilder.
%%TooDumbToLive
* YouHaveFailedMe: Executed by Geoffrey Wilder.Wilder for failing to find the Runaways.



* AbsoluteCleavage: Dagger
* CleavageWindow: Dagger again
* DarkIsNotEvil: Cloak.

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* AbsoluteCleavage: Dagger
* CleavageWindow: Dagger again
Dagger's costume dips heavily into her cleavage; her scanty costume is even lampshaded by other characters.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Cloak.Cloak has darkness-related powers but is nonetheless a good guy.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The Hayeses wipe their memories after encountering them, so they never do get the Avengers to help out the Runaways.



* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Molly thinks Dagger is Cloak's wife; Cloak corrects her, referring to her as his companion.



* ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat: To Creator/JossWhedon; Vaughan knew that Whedon was a fan of the series, and thus decided to troll him a little by having a vampire menace the team.

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* ShoutOut[=/=]TakeThat: TakeThat: To Creator/JossWhedon; Creator/JossWhedon, whose ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was the major vampire pop culture piece of the era; Vaughan knew that Whedon was a fan of the series, and thus decided to troll him a little by having a vampire menace the team.




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* ArchnemesisDad: Despite creating Victor, Victor utterly rejects him.



* KillerRobot: His most defining trait.

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* KillerRobot: His most defining trait.trait is that he's a murderous robot.
* UnreliableExpositor: His retelling of his own backstory is distorted to make him look more sympathetic and Pym and the Avengers more villanous.



* UnreliableNarrator: His retelling of his own backstory is distorted to make him look more sympathetic and Pym and the Avengers more villanous.

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* UnreliableNarrator: His retelling of his own backstory is distorted to make him look more sympathetic and Pym and the Avengers more villanous.



* DamselInDistress

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* CharacterDeath: Ultron kills her for failing to keep their son's origins a secret.
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DamselInDistress



* GratuitousSpanish: Courtesy of being Mexican.
* KilledOffForReal: Ultron kills her for failing to keep their son's origins a secret.

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* GratuitousSpanish: Courtesy of being Mexican.
* KilledOffForReal: Ultron kills her for failing to keep their son's origins a secret.
Mexican, she'll often drop Spanish phrases in dialogue.




* EthnicMagician: Witchbreaker's costume is based on that of a Miko.
* {{Expy}}: Adjudicator is one of the Punisher.

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\n* EthnicMagician: Witchbreaker's costume is based on that of a Miko.
*
Miko, and she's a Japanese magician.
%%*
{{Expy}}: Adjudicator is one of the Punisher.



* OhMyGods[=/=]ThankTheMaker: Difference Engine's "For [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage Babbage's]] sake..."



* ToughLove: Witchbreaker is concerned about her descendant's success.

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* ThankTheMaker: Difference Engine's "For [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage Babbage's]] sake..."
* ToughLove: Witchbreaker is concerned about her descendant's success.success and subjects her to TrainingFromHell.



* DeadlyDoctor: Morphine is one.
* TheDragon: Maneater is one to [[spoiler:the Yorkeses]]

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* %%* DeadlyDoctor: Morphine is one.
* %%* TheDragon: Maneater is one to [[spoiler:the Yorkeses]]



* SuperStrength: Maneater has this.

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* SuperStrength: Maneater has this.is very strong.



* AmbiguouslyHuman: While it could be assumed that many of the "Wonders" are mutants, that still doesn't explain how [[spoiler:Tristan and Lillie are still alive in 2007, when they would both be well over 110 years old.]]

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: While it could be assumed that many of the "Wonders" are mutants, that still doesn't explain how [[spoiler:Tristan Tristan and Lillie are still alive in 2007, when they would both be well over 110 years old.]]particular live to their mid-110s, which is possible but unlikely for a normal human.



* FieryRedhead: Lillie

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* FieryRedhead: LillieLillie is a high-spirited, excitable redhead.



* HeroesWantRedHeads: Victor and Lillie

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* HeroesWantRedHeads: Victor and Lillieis instantly attracted to Lillie, who has bright red hair.



* HumanAliens

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* %%* HumanAliens
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* HalfHumanHybrid: Part human, part [[spoiler:robot]] His "father" is ''freaking'' [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Ultron}}]].
* LogicBomb: [[spoiler: He was programmed to be both spiritual and logical, so something that contradicts one while supporting the other, e.g. "Could God make a sandwich so big even He couldn't finish it?" causes him to freak out and shut down. Chase mentions that he has about three statements left that could make him do this, and each one only works once.]]

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Part human, part [[spoiler:robot]] robot His "father" is ''freaking'' [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Ultron}}]].
ComicBook/{{Ultron}}.
* LogicBomb: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was programmed to be both spiritual and logical, so something that contradicts one while supporting the other, e.g. "Could God make a sandwich so big even He couldn't finish it?" causes him to freak out and shut down. Chase mentions that he has about three statements left that could make him do this, and each one only works once.]]



* LukeIAmYourFather: Zigzagged. [[spoiler:First it looks like Dr. Doom is his dad, having had a one-night-stand with his mother when she was on a trip in Latveria. [[ActuallyADoombot Then the villain turns out to be a robot]], and ''not'' one made by Dr. Doom. Ultron then shows up and explains that ''he'' is Victor's dad, and created him in an effort to make a sleeper agent who could bring down the Avengers; the Dr. Doom backstory was his idea of a false origin story for Victor that would set his plans back on track despite the Runaways' interference.]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Zigzagged. [[spoiler:First First it looks like Dr. Doom is his dad, having had a one-night-stand with his mother when she was on a trip in Latveria. [[ActuallyADoombot Then the villain turns out to be a robot]], and ''not'' one made by Dr. Doom. Ultron then shows up and explains that ''he'' is Victor's dad, and created him in an effort to make a sleeper agent who could bring down the Avengers; the Dr. Doom backstory was his idea of a false origin story for Victor that would set his plans back on track despite the Runaways' interference.]]



* OrphansOrdeal: [[spoiler:His dad killed his mom and revealed his origins, leading him to join the Runaways.]]

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* OrphansOrdeal: [[spoiler:His His dad killed his mom and revealed his origins, leading him to join the Runaways.]]



* TheSmartGuy: He's very good with machines and computers. [[spoiler:Possibly because he is [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot one]].]]

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* TheSmartGuy: He's very good with machines and computers. [[spoiler:Possibly Possibly because he is [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot one]].]]



* TangledFamilyTree: As [[spoiler:Ultron's "son"]], he's related to half the MarvelUniverse, including three of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers.

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* TangledFamilyTree: As [[spoiler:Ultron's "son"]], Ultron's "son", he's related to half the MarvelUniverse, including three of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers.



* TwoferTokenMinority: "My mom was Mexican, you [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist dipstick]]. My dad was [[spoiler:a machine!]]"
* {{Tykebomb}}: [[spoiler:Originally created to destroy the Avengers from the inside.]]

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* TwoferTokenMinority: "My mom was Mexican, you [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist dipstick]]. My dad was [[spoiler:a machine!]]"
a machine!"
* {{Tykebomb}}: [[spoiler:Originally Originally created to destroy the Avengers from the inside.]]



* YoungerThanTheyLook: As mentioned above, despite looking the same age as Nico and the others, [[spoiler:he's actually younger than Molly.]]

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: As mentioned above, despite looking the same age as Nico and the others, [[spoiler:he's he's actually younger than Molly.]]



[[ComicBook/{{Ultron}} The infamous]] KillerRobot, archnemesis of the Avengers, [[spoiler:and Victor Mancha's creator.]]

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[[ComicBook/{{Ultron}} The infamous]] KillerRobot, archnemesis of the Avengers, [[spoiler:and and Victor Mancha's creator.]]
creator.



* YouHaveFailedMe: Executes Marianella [[spoiler: for failing to keep their son's origins a secret.]]

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* YouHaveFailedMe: Executes Marianella [[spoiler: for failing to keep their son's origins a secret.]]



* DealWithTheDevil: She helped Ultron to rebuild his body [[spoiler:in exchange for a child. What Ultron didn't tell her is that he planned to use said child to destroy the Avengers from the inside (though at that point she didn't know about Ultron's true nature)]]. At some point she quotes this trope verbatim.

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* DealWithTheDevil: She helped Ultron to rebuild his body [[spoiler:in in exchange for a child. What Ultron didn't tell her is that he planned to use said child to destroy the Avengers from the inside (though at that point she didn't know about Ultron's true nature)]]. nature.) At some point she quotes this trope verbatim.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Ultron kills her for failing to keep their son's origins a secret.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Ultron Ultron kills her for failing to keep their son's origins a secret.]]
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* TookALevelInKindness: Since being resurrected, she has become more open with her emotions, allowing herself to cry in front of Chase, hugging Nico, and actually being civil towards Karolina.



* StepfordSmiler: In the 2017 series, she seems to have gotten her life together, going off to college and acquiring a therapist. But in exchange, she is now heavily suppressing her powers, she's cut herself off from the other Runaways, and two of her affirmations suggest that she is forcing herself to forget about Xavin.



** He does become more intelligent later on, capable of fixing his Fistogans and repairing a time machine.

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** He does become more intelligent later on, capable of fixing his Fistogans and repairing a time machine. This is lampshaded in the 2017 series, where he tells Gert that he's always intuitively known how to fix things, but doesn't have the creativity to invent them.



%%* JerkJock

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%%* JerkJock* JerkJock: Initially, he comes off as the stereotypical hormone-addled jerkass athlete, but it's later revealed that this is mostly a persona he adopted to protect himself.



* TheSmartGuy: He's very good with machines and computers. [[spoiler: Possibly because he is [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot one]].]]

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* TheSmartGuy: He's very good with machines and computers. [[spoiler: Possibly [[spoiler:Possibly because he is [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot one]].]]



* WetBlanketWife: After Nico slept with him in a moment of weakness, he assumed that they were going to become a normal couple and tried to play the role of the supportive boyfriend, but often ended up annoying her instead.



* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Xavin's exact gender identity is a source of much contention among the fanbase. Many fans believe that Xavin should be treated as genderfluid (and this is the "official" interpretation that Marvel goes by).

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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Xavin's exact gender identity is a source of much contention among the fanbase. Many fans believe that Xavin should be treated as genderfluid (and this is the "official" interpretation that Marvel goes by).by.)



* JustAMachine: Unsuprisingly considering this is the general skrull attitude towards bots, but the way Xavin treats Victor ranges from unthinkingly calling him the 'house android' to being an outright {{Jerkass}} (particularly in the ''Civil War'' crossover). However, in later issues they seem to be getting along decently enough. In ''Secret Invasion'', Xavin even begs Victor to protect the others and run away before the other Skrulls can get them.

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* JustAMachine: Unsuprisingly considering this is the general skrull Skrull attitude towards bots, but the way Xavin treats Victor ranges from unthinkingly calling him the 'house android' to being an outright {{Jerkass}} (particularly in the ''Civil War'' crossover). However, in later issues they seem to be getting along decently enough. In ''Secret Invasion'', Xavin even begs Victor to protect the others and run away before the other Skrulls can get them.


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* PutOnABusToHell: In the 2017 series, Nico and Chase reveal that after Nico left the team, the state came for Klara and put her in foster care.
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* TheWatson: She's brought back to life in the relaunched series. Two years in-story, a whole decade in the real world. Many readers may be wondering what has been of the members of the team in that time, or just need some recap of things they knew but had half-forgot in so many years... so Gert, who was not there during all that, asks those questions.
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--> "''If [being an adult] means turning into the people who raised us...[[Music/TheWho I hope]] [[HarsherInHindsight I ''die'' before I get old.]]''"

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--> "''If [being an adult] means turning into the people who raised us... [[Music/TheWho I hope]] [[HarsherInHindsight I ''die'' before I get old.]]''"



%%* TeenGenius: Utterly without powers of his own [[spoiler:till the last few issues]], Alex is a highly skilled strategist and de-facto Team Leader.

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%%* * TeenGenius: Utterly without powers of his own [[spoiler:till the last few issues]], Alex is nonetheless a highly skilled strategist and thus de-facto Team Leader.
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