History ComicBook / Runaways

7th Feb '18 6:03:45 PM Nyte
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* RewatchBonus: Rereading the first arc can be quite interesting after the revelation that Alex, who lead the Runaways into discovering the true nature of their parents, is actually TheMole and was using them the whole time.
6th Feb '18 6:25:33 PM Nyte
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* {{Foil}}: To the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', who in the '00s was Marvel's ''other'' young superhero team. Outside of being superhero teenagers, they contrast each other greatly. The Runaways did not [[JumpedAtTheCall jump at the call]], they were shoved. They do not have costumes or codenames, and do not follow superhero traditions. Finally, the women outnumber the men in the team. For comparison, the Young Avengers are far more along the lines of being a "traditional" superhero team, complete with costumes and codenames, and all members fully wanted to be superheroes from the beginning. They also follow the formula of having more males than females, usually adhering to TwoGirlsToATeam. Finally, both teams hail from opposite coasts of the United States (Runaways being based in Los Angeles, Young Avengers being based in New York).
6th Feb '18 12:05:31 PM Nyte
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''Runaways'' is unique among superhero stories in that it eschews much of the normal superhero concepts. The members do not have costumes, codenames, or a solid team name. While all the members besides Alex ''did'' attempt to adopt codenames, it didn't stick. The series also mocks the idea of {{Catch Phrase}}s, such as "Hulk smash!", "It's clobberin time!", and "Avengers assemble!". They mainly fight in their street clothes and go by their given names, and never do they call themselves "Runaways" (it's what others call them, and that was a {{retcon}}). Also, possibly the most unique of all, is that unlike most superhero teams, the women outnumber the men. At the start, there a four females, plus a female dinosaur, and two males. While there have been lineup shifts, the female members have ''always'' held a majority and it's been at least double their male counterparts. All of this was due to Brian K. Vaughn's attempt to break down superhero clichés with this series.

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''Runaways'' is unique among superhero stories in that it eschews much of the normal superhero concepts. The members do not have costumes, codenames, or a solid team name. While all the members besides Alex ''did'' attempt to adopt codenames, it didn't stick. The series also mocks the idea of {{Catch Phrase}}s, such as "Hulk smash!", "It's clobberin time!", and "Avengers assemble!". They mainly fight in their street clothes and go by their given names, and never do they call themselves "Runaways" (it's what others call them, and that was a {{retcon}}). Also, possibly the most unique of all, is that unlike most superhero teams, the women outnumber the men. At the start, there a are four females, plus a female dinosaur, and two males. While there have been lineup shifts, the female members have ''always'' held a majority and it's been at least double their male counterparts. All of this was due to Brian K. Vaughn's attempt to break down superhero clichés with this series.
6th Feb '18 10:26:29 AM Nyte
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''Runaways'' is unique among superhero stories in that it eschews much of the normal superhero concepts. The members do not have costumes, codenames, or a solid team name. While all the members besides Alex ''did'' attempt to adopt codenames, it didn't stick. The series also mocks the idea of {{Catch Phrase}}s, such as "Hulk smash!", "It's clobberin time!", and "Avengers assemble!". They mainly fight in their street clothes and go by their given names, and never do they call themselves "Runaways" (it's what others call them, and that was a {{retcon}}). Also, possibly the most unique of all, is that unlike most superhero teams, the women outnumber the men. At the start, there a four females, plus a female dinosaur, and two males. While there have been lineup shifts, the female members have ''always'' held a majority and it's been at least double their male counterparts. All of this was due to Brian K. Vaughn's attempt to break down superhero clichés with this series.
5th Feb '18 10:42:29 PM Nyte
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* BigBadEnsemble: At first it's complicated, as the Pride are made to appear like a BigBadDuumvirate. However, the members have their own agendas in that the two non-human couples, the Deans and the Hayes family, were plotting against the human members of the Pride to betray them. However, it's revealed that Alex was TheMole all along who learned of their dealings and the planned betrayal, and was so secret that even his parents didn't know that he knew. Much of the first act was his plot to use the other Runaways to undermine the Deans and the Hayes, and to that end he was successful. Too bad he was killed by the Gibborim not long after TheReveal.
19th Jan '18 9:32:02 PM Nyte
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* TwoGirlsToATeam: Inverted. Alex and Chase are the only males in a team of seven. A rare inversion of the norm for a superhero comic.
19th Jan '18 2:37:51 AM Baeraad555
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* ExactWords: For the first half of Volume 1, members of the Pride keep commenting that they do what they do to leave a better world for their children, implying that they are some kind of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]]. We eventually find out that they are out to leave a better world for their children ''and only for their children'' - the entire rest of humanity, including themselves, are going to be dead.
19th Jan '18 2:28:19 AM Baeraad555
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* HehHehYouSaidX: In Issue # 4 of the first volume, Nico complains of having [[ItMakesSenseInContext "a giant rod stuck inside [her] body."]] Even being half unconscious doesn't stop Chase from snickering about that one.
11th Jan '18 8:29:24 AM Ea4g
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* {{Frameup}}: One of the opening salvos between The Pride and The Runaways is to frame them for all their murders.
10th Jan '18 6:28:56 PM StrixObscuro
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* RetCanon: Nico displays [[spoiler: attraction to Karolina]], a trait that first appeared in her [[Series/Runaways2017 TV counterpart]].


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* UnwantedRevival: [[spoiler:Victor is ''livid'' that Chase reactivated him, as he felt that he had deserved to die.]]
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