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


!!The Original Team

[[folder:Alex Wilder]]
[[caption-width-right:303:Who says that books are for ne-rds?]]
--> "''If [being an adult] means turning into the people who raised us... [[Music/TheWho I hope I]] ''[[HarsherInHindsight die]]'' [[HarsherInHindsight before I get old.]]''"

The leader of the group, he possesses [[BadassNormal no super-human powers]], but his keen intellect and his possession of his parents' Abstract make him a formidable strategist. His parents were mob bosses who ran the more traditional criminal ring of the Pride, with prostitution, drugs, murder, and whatnot. He is introduced while playing an [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] MMORPG and has an affinity for classic television series, and begins to bond with Nico when he learns that she enjoyed the copy of ''Series/ThePrisoner'' that he had lent her. He is the most vocal of the group in their need to oppose their parents.

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 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 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''.

* 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.]]
* AllYourPowersCombined: In the final battle of the third volume, Alex ends up in control of Chase's fire-blasting gauntlets, Nico's [[MagicWand Staff of One]], ''and'' Gertrude's psychic connection to Old Lace. [[spoiler:All of which would have been much more helpful if he weren't TheMole.]] He had no way to take Molly or Karolina's inborn abilities, but it's still a pretty impressive accomplishment for somebody with no powers of his own.
* BadassNormal: He does not have any super powers or useful gadgets like the others, but makes up his lack of powers by using his intelligence.
* BlackAndNerdy: He's the team strategist and is one of the most intelligent characters in the series.
* BackFromTheDead: He gets resurrected in Comicbook/AvengersUndercover.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: He's the first member of the team to get killed.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: He insisted that he didn't betray the Runaways, because that would imply [[DistinctionWithoutADifference that he was ever loyal to them to begin with]].
* CameBackWrong: Ever since his resurrection, he's become increasingly unpredictable.
* TheChessmaster: The team's strategist. 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, 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.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Alex loves his parents through it all, and secretly assisted them because he was so fanatically loyal to their cause. Additionally, he genuinely loved Nico and offered her a place in the new world the Pride was creating (who obviously declined).
* FailedASpotCheck: Was completely unaware that his parents and the rest of the Pride were fighting the Illuminati in his house. To be fair, he had headphones on and was playing video games at the time, but still.
* 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.
* TheStrategist: He pretty much controls the team's actions. Becomes a MoleInCharge when his true allegiance is revealed.
* TeenGenius: Utterly without powers of his own, Alex is nonetheless a highly skilled strategist and thus de-facto Team Leader.
* TheReveal: Alex is revealed to be TheMole for The Pride, completely unbeknownst to his parents.
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: [[spoiler:He ends up becoming a criminal boss like his father post-resurrection in ''Power Man and Iron Fist''.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy. He orchestrated the entire first run to make his parents proud and show them he was an adult. [[spoiler:When the Gibborim come across him in TheNothingAfterDeath, he admits he can relate to them - they didn't want to be monsters, they just wanted to make their father proud.]]
* WhamLine: When he intervenes to save his parents' lives, [[TheReveal revealing]] himself to be TheMole.
-->'''Alex''': *wielding [[AllYourPowersCombined Fistigons, The Staff of One, and Old Lace]]* Aren't you [[ArcWords proud?]]

[[folder:Gertrude Yorkes (Codename: Arsenic)]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Here's a girl with a big and sharp mouth... and Old Lace]]
--> "''I've known our parents were evil since I was ''five.'' This perverted little gathering just confirms it."''

Like Alex, she has no real powers, but her {{Time Travel}}ling parents left her a very special inheritance: a genetically engineered, [[EmpathicWeapon psychic]] dinosaur named Old Lace, who follows her every command. Unlike the rest of the group, Gertrude and Nico had been close friends for years and spent time together beyond the once-a-year Pride meetings, and she often serves as a voice of reason and (relative) maturity for the group. Forward-thinking even as a child, Nico recounts that when they were little kids Gert once took all of Nico's pony dolls and hid them in the woods, explaining that they deserved to be free.

Near the conclusion of the first story-arc she begins to develop romantic feelings for Chase, who reciprocates, and they become a couple for the remainder of their time together. She is self-conscious about her appearance, being shorter than average and slightly overweight, but how this is portrayed [[DependingOnTheArtist varies by the artist]]. It is revealed that, in the future, Gertrude will become a super-hero named "Heroine," and will become leader of Comicbook/TheAvengers until she is killed by Victorious (see "Victor" below). However, due to the actions of her future self [[TimeyWimeyBall the timeline has been changed]], and Gertrude instead died while still a young runaway. Dying in Chase's arms, she transferred telepathic control of Old Lace to him.

She is later revived in the 2017 series.

%%* BadassBookworm
* 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.
* BrilliantButLazy: She is the second smartest member of the team, and probably could have become the team leader if she had wanted. But she prefers to take a background role, letting her teammates and Old Lace do most of the work.
* CharacterDeath: Gets killed by a time-displaced member of the Pride.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Jo Chen's covers depicting Gertrude generally have her looking nothing like she does in the comic at all.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: All of the main characters have their snarky moments, but Gert fits this trope the best.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Both versions of Gert dies in Chase's embrace, while saying "I love you" to him.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Gert refers to herself as an agnostic... while one of the team's greatest adversaries is a trio of fallen angels. This probably makes her more of a NayTheist.
* FutureBadass: In one timeline, she grew up to lead the Avengers.
* FutureMeScaresMe: She still didn't think too much of [[FutureBadass that future]], but it's more out of boredom.
* TheHeart: Of the group. Her death drove them all apart according to Chase, and Karolina calls her the emotional and moral compass of the team.
* JewishAndNerdy: She was raised Jewish, and is one of the smarter members of the team (after Alex and, later, Victor).
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: She had a telepathic link with a genetically engineered dinosaur called Old Lace. The link gets transferred to Chase as she dies.
* MeaningfulName: Possibly a reference to WesternAnimation/GertieTheDinosaur.
%%* TheSnarkKnight
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's usually an irritable jaded snarker, but sweetens up towards Chase.
* 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.
* TheWatson: She's brought back to life in the relaunched series. Two years in-story, a whole decade in the real world. She fulfills this role by asking what has been of the members of the team in that time, which serves as something of a recap.
* WeaksauceWeakness: She claims to be "deathly allergic" to bees.

[[folder:Karolina Dean (Codename: Lucy In The Sky)]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Girl power!]]
--> "''I wish we'd never learned about any of this! I was much happier being kept in the ''dark!'' I... I hope our parents ''do'' kill us now! I... I... I can fly? I CAN FLY!''"

Karolina at first appears to be a clichéd ValleyGirl child of celebrity parents (tall, blond, attractive, and always fighting for "a cause"), but she is actually the most confused and internally conflicted member of the group. After discovering the nature of the Pride, Karolina learns that she is an alien from the planet Majesdane, which had exiled her parents to Earth for criminal activities. Solar powered, she also gained the power to fire energy blasts from her hands and generate forcefields. The revelation that she is not even human, along with more personal crises of identity, lead to severe depression, although her newfound ability to fly does provide her with some joy.

* AmbiguousDisorder: She is prone to bouts of severe depression and hypersexuality. It's unclear if this is due to bipolar disorder, a consequence of the stresses of being a Runaway, or if it is somehow related to her alien physiology.
* AffectionateNickname: Other members of the team occasionally call her "K."
* BadassGay: Her being a lesbian doesn't stop her from having awesome powers and using them later on in the series.
* BareYourMidriff: Karolina has worn many outfits like this, especially when Adrian Alphona is the artist.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Similar to the Gert example above, one of the covers by Jo Chen depicts her [[ flying in her de-powered form]], which she is unable to do. (Again, the art looks very nice, but doesn't add up with the character's abilities).
* DependingOnTheArtist: No two colorists can really agree on how Karolina looks powered-up. The first run had the colors and intensity vary wildly from panel to panel. Colorists on actual ''Runaways''-titled books tend to follow the example set by Christina Strain in volume two: a set palette of bright blue, pink, and yellow, with glitter effects, though the positioning of the colors shift from panel to panel. However, when Karolina appears outside of her home book, in crossovers or guest appearances, it's more or less a free-for-all. ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy,'' ''S.W.O.R.D.'' and several covers portray her glow as something that just extends from her back, rather than encompassing her entire body.
* 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.
* DrivingStick: Karolina has her driver's licence, but cannot drive a stick shift. HilarityEnsues (and much cursing about the impossibility of stick shifts) when she has to drive Chase's van.
* {{Flight}}: Her alien powers allows her to fly.
* FlyingFirepower: Her basic power 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.
* HumanAliens: Is virtually indistinguishable from a human girl, unless she powers up.
* 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? It kills the vampire. Her blood is essentially the same as sunlight.
* LipstickLesbian: She's one of the most feminine members of the group. That doesn't stop her from liking other girls.
* TheHeart: Chase definitely thinks of her in this role, pointing out how everyone was that much worse to each other when she was temporarily PutOnABus.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Usually wears turtleneck sleeveless shirts.
* 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.
* SuperCuteSuperpowers: She turns into a rainbow-colored beam of light in human form, and can fire projectiles and make shields of the same color.
%%* TomatoInTheMirror
* TwoferTokenMinority: An extraterrestrial lesbian.

[[folder:Chase Stein (Codename: Talkback)]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Bring on the Pride! Bring on the police! Bring on the social services! Or, better, bring on the superheroines.]]
--> ''"Hey, I may not be book smart, but I am ''street smart."
--> ''"Which street? Sesame...?"''

Chase is the third normal human in the group. His MadScientist parents had a number of inventions, which he puts to good use over time, but he mostly serves as the group's wheel-man (or, you know, giant robot frog-man). His relationship with his parents was much more hostile and confrontational than he rest of the group, and he takes their newfound homelessness in stride. He serves as the heart of the team, as well as much of the early comic relief, but he has a real mean streak which pops up from time to time.

* AbusiveParents: The original group all had supervillains for parents, but his were the only ones who treated him this way, and his father was once seen hitting him for getting a "C" in his studies.
* BadassNormal: He doesn't have super powers, but he is able to utilize his parents' inventions to be an effective fighter.
%%* TheBigGuy: Shares the role with Molly - arguably develops shades of TheLancer later on.
* BookDumb: Chase gets straight C's and has the lowest general knowledge of the group, but is quite street smart, and more than capable of cobbling together simple, yet effective plans, under pressure.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: When he had the fistigons, he had a thing for saying [[Comicbook/FantasticFour "Flame on!"]]
* CounterpartComparison: Receives this in-universe twice, first time from Doctor Doom, who says he reminds him of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Johnny Storm]]. Second time is from ComicBook/SpiderMan, who wonders if he doesn't have cousin named [[JerkJock Flash]].
* DislikesTheNewGuy: Chase is initially very hostile towards Victor after he joins the team, because Victor is possibly fated to become the supervillain Victorious, who kills Chase's girlfriend Gert in the future. They later become good friends.
* DrFakenstein: Subverted, as his parents were mad scientists with the last name of Stein, but Chase himself is 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. 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.
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: He goes kind of crazy after [[spoiler:Gert's death. At his lowest, he considers sacrificing an innocent stranger to the Gibborim in order to bring her back. When he realizes that he doesn't have it in him, he tries to sacrifice himself instead.]]
* HiddenDepths: He presents himself as a slacker with no ambition besides lacrosse, but the poor guy has ''issues''.
* IncompatibleOrientation: He has a very obvious crush on Karolina at the beginning of the series, but it later turns out that she's a lesbian.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Thanks to everything he's internalized from his parents' abuse, Chase spends most of his relationship with Gert secretly convinced she's out of his league and acting as some kind of MoralityChain on him.
* 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.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For all that he tries to pretend that he's a lone wolf who doesn't care about anyone, his actions often demonstrate otherwise. He serves as a big brother figure to Molly, for instance, insisted on rescuing Xavin during the Secret Invasion, and abandoned his efforts to bring Gert back after realizing that such efforts were hurting the rest of the team.
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: He, too, has a telepathic bond with Old Lace... after Gert's death, that is.
* KnifeNut: Chase is very fond of his switchblade.
* MultipleChoicePast: He made up stories to justify the way his parents treated him and ended up believing some of them. Even ''he's'' not quite sure which bits are real anymore.
* TheOneGuy: Very briefly the only guy on the team, in between Alex's death and Victor's introduction. Even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when he insisted that the leapfrog was a male vessel, because the team had "more than enough estrogen". He's become this once again in the 2017 revival, which brings back the original team sans Alex and leaves him as the only guy.
* OppositesAttract: With Gert. He's a hot-blooded, fun-loving BookDumb, while she's a DeadpanSnarker BadassBookworm.
* PlayingWithFire: The Fistigons, gauntlets stolen from his parents' lab. They're destroyed [[spoiler:when Alex tries to use them against the team]], but he finds some more of his parents' tech in Volume 3.
* TheSlacker: Chase is a deliberate underachiever, as a way of rebelling against his parents' expectations.
* TroubledButCute: This is how Nico described Chase in "Homeschooling". She's not far wrong; he's a pretty affable guy whose snarky attitude hides very poor self-esteem owing to years of parentel abuse.

[[folder:Nico Minoru (Codename: Sister Grimm)]]
[[caption-width-right:280:Never mess with a [[MamaBear den mother]].]]
--> "''I'm not a leader. [[TeamMom I'm a den mother]]. And not a very good one.''"

Nico was a normal [[PerkyGoth Goth]] teenager when everything kicked off. Imagine her surprise to find out that her parents were dark sorcerers, and she has inherited their powers.

During their escape, she absorbs her parent's magic staff, "The Staff of One". It allows her to do anything, cast any spell she can think of, but each spell only works once. To summon the staff, her blood must be spilled - she carries a small knife to for just that purpose (which she detests, since she is not, and never has been, a cutter), but [[SubvertedTrope does not always]] [[NoPeriodsPeriod need to use it]].

Her powers are only limited by her imagination. It is implied throughout the series that the staff is only the tip of the iceberg of her power, and she might be able to control magic without it one day; after being tortured by her great-grandmother, the Witchbreaker, this seems to be coming true.

She becomes the leader of the group after Alex's death.

--> see the ComicBook/NicoMinoru page for more

[[folder:Molly Hayes (Codenames: Princess Powerful, Bruiser)]]
[[caption-width-right:260:[[ThisIsGonnaSuck We're screwed]].]]
--> ''"I'm a mutant but not a bad one like Magneto a good one like Doop and the X-Statix and when I grow up I'm gonna join the X-Men and get married to Wolverine so you better not act prejudiced around me. 'Kay?"''

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 (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]].

* 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: A very cute preteen who is nevertheless unafraid to use her mutant strength.
* TheBigGuy: Despite having the smallest physique in the group, she is the strongest and most boisterous fighter.
* BoobsOfSteel: Her future counterpart in ''ComicBook/BattleOfTheAtom'' is the bustiest and the most physically-endowed woman of her team.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Not her per se, but her future version from ''ComicBook/BattleOfTheAtom'' who [[spoiler: attacks the X-Men while under the control of Xavier Jr.]].
* BreakoutCharacter: Was well-liked during her run, and she gets involved in the most spin-offs.
* CivvieSpandex: Once put together a makeshift costume using her own clothes. It didn't stick.
%%* CuteBruiser
* HiddenDepths: She's actually much smarter than she appears to be but hides it because it's more fun.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, of all people.
%%* KiddieKid: Subverted; she generally acts younger than her 11-12 years of age, but this is actually ObfuscatingStupidity on her part.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Or anything with enough sugar to fuel her powers. Nico once magically gave her enough of a sugar rush to topple a '''giant'''.
* {{Mutant}}: Her powers come from the mutant X-gene like the ComicBook/XMen.
* NiceHat: [[UnlimitedWardrobe Despite being on the run]], she manages to have a whole collection of adorable hats. Xavin lampshades it.
%%**She presumeably gets them from Nico who sewed them together for her or the same InfiniteSupplies budget the Runaways all have.
%%* ObfuscatingStupidity: Many characters call her out on it, saying that she acts much younger than she really is.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She's a tiny little girl, but she's got super strength.
* PowerStrainBlackout: In early issues, she would black out from exhaustion after a throwing a single punch. As she got more used to it she wouldn't pass out, but would still need a nap after using her powers.
* PrecociousCrush: On Wolverine, until he managed to scare her and she promptly [[WorfEffect Worf-Effected]] him.
* {{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 favorite activities.
* StatuesqueStunner: Her future counterpart in ''ComicBook/BattleOfTheAtom'' positively ''towers'' [[ over Wolverine]]. Not that towering over [[TheNapoleon wolverine]] is that hard.
* SuperStrongChild: Her mutant powers gives her SuperStrength.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Hats-wise anyway, she will never run out.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: "The girls I live with are just mutants. You guys are [[TrueCompanions my friends]]."

!!Later Members

[[folder:Victor Mancha]]
%%[[caption-width-right:326:some caption text]]
--> "''You're a villain, and your ringtone is stupid''."
--> "''You don't know what you're talking about, little girl! That's a Rick Jones song!''"

An OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who the team basically kidnaps after a visitor from the future tells them that he will grow up to become a BigBad called Victorius, who will murder all of the superheroes in the world. He joins the team to learn about himself and (hopefully) prevent himself from becoming what everybody fears.

He is later killed in ''ComicBook/TheVision2015'', although it turned out to be non-fatal.
* {{Adorkable}}: Turbo called him "charmingly fanboyish".
* AnimeHair: DependingOnTheArtist, this can range from mild to completely ridiculous.
* AscendedFanboy: In the original timeline this is what led to the BadFuture: Victor becomes the Avenger Victorious and kills all other superheroes. In the main timeline he does partake in heroics, but it isn't until Hank Pym recruits him for his team in ''ComicBook/AvengersAI'' that he becomes a fully-fledged Avenger.
* CoolBigBro: Not only has this dynamic with Molly once he joins the team, but with Klara as well. It sometimes has shades of BigBrotherInstinct.
* DecapitationPresentation: His decapitated head is sent to the Runaways by Tony Stark after being killed in 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.
* GeniusBruiser: It's easy to forget, since he mainly sticks to his long-range abilities, but he's definitely super-strong. One time a villain called the Swarm threw a mailbox at him, and he effortlessly punched it out of the way, ''flattening it'' in the process.
* GratuitousSpanish: Since his Mexican mother raised him he often utters exclamations in the language.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Part human, part robot His "father" is ''freaking'' ComicBook/{{Ultron}}.
* LogicBomb: 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.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He has long-ish hair and is the most attractive boy in the group.
* LosingYourHead: After being destroyed, his head is sent to the Runaways. It turns out he can think and talk fine as a head, and was faking being "dead" after the head was activated.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Zigzagged. 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.
* 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.
* NiceGuy: Victor is a pretty down to earth, easy going, calm and friendly guy most of the time.
* OneOfUs: InUniverse example. Comes tied with his {{Adorkable}} traits. He's a pretty big superhero fan and a avid video game player
* OrphansOrdeal: His dad killed his mom and revealed his origins, leading him to join the Runaways.
* RaisedCatholic: Ultron mentions his mother was very devout, and it goes along with his programming to be spiritual. He's more comfortable with it than Nico is, asking if he can pray with her at one point.
* TheSmartGuy: He's very good with machines and computers. Possibly because he is [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot one]].
* SelectiveMagnetism: His electromagnetic powers.
* ShockAndAwe: Again, electromagnetism, which often translates to firing lightning from his hands.
* SoProudOfYou: During the team's crossover with ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'', Hank Pym lets him know that all of his regrets over creating Ultron are worth it, because if he hadn't created Ultron, then Ultron wouldn't have created Victor.
* TangledFamilyTree: As Ultron's "son", he's related to half the MarvelUniverse, including three of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers.
* {{Technopath}}: To an extent, he has some control over electronics due to being Ultron's son.
* TeenGenius: Due to being a computer, he is far more knowledgeable about trivia than Gert.
* TwoferTokenMinority: "My mom was Mexican, you [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist dipstick]]. My dad was a machine!"
* {{Tykebomb}}: Originally created to destroy the Avengers from the inside.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: It's heavily implied that [[spoiler:his hacking some random computer was responsible for the accident that killed Old Lace]].
* 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.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: As mentioned above, despite looking the same age as Nico and the others, he's actually younger than Molly.

[[caption-width-right:350:Skrull Form]][[quoteright:350:]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Human Form]]
--> "''Only one word befits such an opponent: [[WorthyOpponent outstanding]].''"
---> Xavin reacts [[AdmiringTheAbomination a little differently]] than the others to a {{Kaiju}} tearing up LA.

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. 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 their parents and Karolina's.
%%Use Gender Neutral Writing for this entry for consistency
* AbusiveParents: X's parents are both dead, but what little we hear of them suggests this.
-->'''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."
* ActionGirl: When shapeshifted into a female form.
* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Xavin's exact gender identity is fairly vague; the "official" interpretation is that Xavin should be treated as genderfluid.
* ArrangedMarriage: Karolina's parents sold out their own home planet to the Skrulls after being exiled from it, and offered them K's hand in marriage as a bargaining chip. While both Xavin's and Karolina's parents are dead, Xavin attempted to use this as a way to end the war. [[spoiler:Despite both their efforts, it didn't take.]]
* BarrierWarrior Xavin has Sue Storm's power to create invisible barriers.
* ChildSoldier: Before coming to Earth, they were trained to be a Super-Skrull.
* FantasticRacism: A target of this trope from Majesdaneans after Skrulls destroy their homeworld. One calls their relationship with Karolina "perverted" (because it's interspecies).
* {{Flight}}: Thanks to possessing Johnny Storm's fire powers.
* 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. They come to see a female form as the default, but in battle assumes a large male form to be more intimidating.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Starting in volume 3 - before then, Xavin defaulted to male when in Skrull form.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: X admires the Kingpin of all people for keeping New York on a tight leash, despite being a BadassNormal in a city full of superheroes.
* {{Invisibility}}: Thanks to possessing Sue Storm's invisibility powers.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: By far the hardest to get along with but always places everyone else's needs above their own.
* JustAMachine: 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, 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 Xavin's life.
* PlayingWithFire: Again, Johnny Storm's powers.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Played with. Taking down a giant monster is gratifying, but full-scale war is a [[WarIsHell horror]] to be avoided at all costs.
* RubberMan: Thanks to possessing Reed Richard's powers.
* ShapeShifting: They can change forms at will. At one point, [[spoiler:they transform into Karolina to take her punishment]].
* SmugSuper: Xavin ''loves'' lording their Super-Skrull abilities over their teammates.
* SuperpowerLottery: Xavin possesses the shapeshifting ability that all Skrulls have as well as the powers of the ComicBook/FantasticFour, which the Skrulls obtained through genetic engineering. The only drawback is that they have trouble using multiple abilities at once due to their lack of training.
* SuperStrength: Comes from Ben Grimm's powers.
* TransgenderFetishization: Or rather genderfluid. Initially created to act as a romantic/sexual partner for a lesbian character, although CharacterisationMarchesOn indeed as the comic progresses. Otherwise, considered very attractive in their natural form.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Xavin is a [[TokenEnemyMinority Skrull]], their default human form is black, and they're a genderqueer in a lesbian relationship.

[[folder:Klara Prast]]
--> ''"I have always just... I thought that was how plants grew. Because you asked them to. On our farm in Bern, I would speak and the crops would listen. But the roses... the roses would speak back."''

A young immigrant girl from 1907 with [[GreenThumb the ability to control plants]] whom the team encountered when they had [[TimeTravel been flung back in time]]. When Karolina and Molly learned about the abuse she suffered at the hands of the (adult) man her mother had married her to, they convinced her to come back to the present with them. She is close with Molly, being the two youngest runaways, but her unfamiliarity with the present and her own abusive history make their relationship vastly different from "normal" friendship.
* AmbiguouslyChristian: It's never explicitly stated which branch of Christianity she belongs to. Her stated hometown of Bern is traditionally a stronghold of the Swiss Reformed Church, but some of her expressed beliefs track more with traditional Calvinism. It's worth noting that in the late 19th century, the SRC had several breakaway sects which survived into the mid-20th century, so it's possible she was raised in one of those sects.
* AmbiguousDisorder: She has a great deal of difficulty socializing and can be prone to weird moods. Whether this is the result of the abuse she suffered or if there's some other factor at work is unrevealed. ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'' hinted that she may have PTSD.
* AmbiguouslyGay: For all her protests that she finds the sight of two women kissing to be disgusting, her initial character arc is essentially about embracing who and what she is, a plot that is often a metaphor for coming to grips with homosexual feelings.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: There have been many theories as to the source of Klara's powers, ranging from mutation to some sort of connection to the gods. One of Marvel's handbooks listed her as a mutant, but it's never been stated in any of her appearances that this is the case.
* AbusiveParents: Her mother thought her power was unnatural and was happy to arrange a marriage for her (even if her husband was old enough to be her father.)
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's normally a sweet girl, but if you make her cry or threaten her, she (or at least her plant friends) will mess you up.
* CountryMouse: She is a country mouse twice over, having been pulled off a farm in Switzerland in the early 20th century to live in New York City, and then later brought into the 21st century.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: She finds Xavin and Karolina's relationship disgusting, attitudes which would not have been out of place in the early 20th century.
* DisappearedDad: According to the Marvel Handbook, she was raised by her mother alone. Her missing father may be connected to her powers.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Her mother pushed her into a marriage to try and discourage her habit of talking to plants.
* TheFatalist: Between her extremely strict borderline-Calvinist upbringing and the abuse she suffered at Mr. Prast's hands, she used to believe that her sole lot in life was to suffer for being different and then die. She snaps out of this pretty quickly after the ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' miniseries, where, in the face of near-certain death at the hands of a Super-Skrull, she decides that she'd very much like to live.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Mostly averted during the series' third volume. The only indications that she is from another time are her old-fashioned views of homosexuality, interracial relations (it's not clear whether she was more squicked by Xavin (in female human form) and Karolina kissing because they were both girls or because one of them was black) and the occasional mention of her husband. She adapts pretty quickly to most of the modern world and enjoys playing Wii.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: During Creator/TerryMoore's run, she had a feminine personality, but wore Chase's old clothes, even his old pajamas.
* GreenThumb: Her powers allows her to control plants.
* HeroicBastard: According to the Marvel Handbook, she was raised by her mother alone, which suggests that her mother never married.
%%* InnocentFlowerGirl: [[BreakTheCutie In a sense]]
* PunnyName: Klara Plast = Chloroplast.
* 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.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She was born in the late nineteenth century, but arrived in the modern day via time travel, which technically makes her the oldest Runaway.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: She and Molly are nearly inseparable, and it's possible that she cares more about Molly's safety and well-being than her own.
%%* SixthRanger
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She is shockingly rude to strangers, but extremely loyal to her friends.
* TalkingToPlants: As far as anyone can tell, her powers work by her issuing either verbal or perhaps telepathic commands to plants. Since it comes naturally to her and she's been doing it since she was a little girl, she has difficulty explaining how her powers work to other people.
* TooHungryToBePolite: Any time she's seen eating, she's usually wolfing down her food.

!The Pride
[[folder:The Pride in General]]
The Pride is made up of six married couples who are the parents of the six original "runaways." In TheEighties, they were chosen by a trio of giants called the Gibborim to form the Pride. The Pride would sacrifice young innocents and feed their souls to the Gibborim, who would use the power gained to purge Earth of all humanity. In return, the Gibborim gave them twenty-five years of wealth and power and promised six members of the group a place in the new "paradise" that Earth would become. The other six would perish along with the rest of humanity. When Janet Stein got pregnant, she and her husband decided to donate their seat in the Gibborim's new paradise to their child. Each of the other couples in the Pride then chose to have one child each and give them their spots in the Gibborim's paradise rather than worry about possibly living forever separated from their spouses. The group's past and future are contained in a coded book called "The Abstract."
* 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 antagonistic parents.
* BattleCouple: Each member of The Pride is married to one of the others, and all of them can fight.
* CosmopolitanCouncil: They're come from a variety of backgrounds.
** The Wilders are the BadassNormal organized crime types.
** The Minorus are magic users.
** The Yorkes are time travelers.
** The Deans are aliens.
** The Steins are MadScientist types.
** The Hayes are mutants.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The members of The Pride are all HappilyMarried, and each couple loves their particular child. Katherine Wilder also mentions wanting to save her mother from the Gibborim.
* EvilMatriarch: The mothers tend to be rather heavy-handed when it comes to their offspring.
* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: They kept their activities a secret from their kids.
* FamilyValuesVillain: Although those particular values may differ (i.e. the Deans are liberal and the Yorkes conservative and all of them vary in strictness), they all frequently express typical parental attitudes in between being ruthless supervillains.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: With the possible exception of the Deans it seems none of them were originally anywhere near the threat level they became after striking a deal with Gibborim.
* HappilyMarried: All of them, despite being evil.
* KillAllHumans: Their overall plan.
* KnightTemplarParent: Everything they do is for the sake of their children.
* ThePsychoRangers: Each couple is in one way or another evil reflection of their respective child. And their only appearance in books other than Runaways (an ComicBook/IronMan storyline set in the past) had them serve as this for the [[ComicBook/NewAvengers Avengers Illuminati]].
* StartOfDarkness: Issue #13 of vol.1 describes their origin as a group.
* UnholyMatrimony: A group of six married couples who regularly engage in human sacrifice together.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: All of them maintain covers of being fairly well-liked rich L.A. socialites.
* WestCoastTeam: A big part of the premise is that they are set up in an area where there is no real superhero presence, because as far as anyone knows, there are no supervillains set up there--the Pride are much better at keeping their activities secret than anyone else in the Marvel Universe.

[[folder:Geoffrey and Katherine Wilder ("The Thieves")]]

--> ''"I know you think I'm a monster, Alex, but someday you'll understand that everything I did was done out of love."''

The parents of Alex. They are two mob bosses whose organized crime syndicate controls all of Los Angeles and, apparently, California. Though they are killed during the Rite of Thunder, several of Alex's online friends accidentally transport the 1980's version of Geoffrey to the present in a failed attempt to save Alex. He convinces them that the Pride was made up of heroes and tries to sacrifice Nico to the Gibborim in exchange for resurrecting his wife and son and creating a new Pride. He is defeated and, with his memory wiped, returned to the eighties.
* {{Archenemy}}: If anybody qualifies for the status of the Runaways' archnemesis it's Geoffrey Wilder.
* BadassBaritone: Geoffrey is an evil man with a deep voice, who nonetheless runs California's organized crime. See EvilSoundsDeep below.
* BadassNormal: Don't have super science knowledge, magic, mutations, or time travel, making them TheTeamNormal. Geoffrey in particular. No one has done more damage to those kids than he has, despite his lack of powers. His 1985 counterpart even managed to neutralize Xavin, a Super-Skrull in training.
%%* BadBoss: Both of them, but especially Geoffrey.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Geoffrey is bald, black, and the ''de facto'' leader of the Pride.
* BaldOfEvil: Geoffrey as an adult is balding; lampshaded by Chase when they meet his past self.
* BeardOfEvil: Geoffrey sports a well-trimmed goatee.
* BigBad: Geoffrey is the leader of The Pride, in the first arc. [[spoiler:His 1985 incarnation is the BigBad of the second arc]].
* DiabolicalMastermind: The two of them control almost all of LA, and have agents everywhere else.
* EvilSoundsDeep: According to Nico she would "recognise Mr. Wilder's baritone anywhere."
* {{Expy}}: The rest of The Pride refer to them as a pair of Kingpin wannabes and this is a pretty accurate description of Geoffrey in particular.
* FakeBrit: InUniverse example. 1985!Geoffrey impersonates British mutant Chamber in order to infiltrate Excelsior.
* FormerTeenRebel: From punk-ass bank robbers to {{Diabolical Mastermind}}s.
* HeroKiller: Geoffrey, particularly in his 1980s incarnation.
* JiveTurkey: Somewhat fit this in manner of speaking in their youth, given that they were involved in organized crime.
* KnifeFight: [[spoiler: 1985!Geoffrey briefly engages Chase in one]].
* KnifeNut: Geoffrey seems inordinately fond of the sacrificial knife used in the Gibborim's rituals.
* LargeAndInCharge: Geoffrey is an imposing man.
%%* ManipulativeBastard: Geoffrey again.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Both Katherine and Geoffrey favour expensive suits.
* PopCulturedBadass: [[spoiler:Geoffrey shows elements of this in his younger days, what with repeatedly referring to the Gibborim as "Big Brother"]].
* SatelliteCharacter: Katherine gets very little characterization, as compared to her husband who plays a ''massive'' role in the story.
* ScaryBlackMan: Geoffrey is ''very'' intimidating.
* TheTeamNormal: Out of a team with time travelers, aliens, mutants, magic users, and super scientists, the Wilders are the only real {{Badass Normal}}s.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Katherine maintains her good looks into her middle years. Geoffrey loses his hair, gains weight, and grows a BeardOfEvil.
* VillainousFriendship: Mr. Wilder and Mr. Stein seem fairly close.
%%* WellDoneSonGuy: Geoffrey to Alex
* YouHaveFailedMe: Geoffrey shoots Lt. Flores for failing to contain the kids a second time.

[[folder:Dale and Stacey Yorkes ("The Travelers")]]

--> ''"The future is still ours."''

The parents of Gert. They were recruited by the Gibborim when their time machine broke down in TheEighties, which they consider the worst decade of the millennium. At some point in their travels, they went to the 87th century and created a deinonychus whom they would psychically link to their daughter Gert. They are killed during the Rite of Thunder with the rest of the Pride, but their past selves appear when the Runaways accidentally time travel back to 1907, where they lead a gang of superpowered criminals called the Sinners, who begin a war with a group of superheroes called the Upward Path. When they learn of Gert's future death, they desperately try to return to the 21st century. Nico, in retaliation for the war they caused, casts a spell on them that prevents them from acting on their new knowledge. They wield various weapons from different time periods including a samurai battle axe (from an "alternate past"), an ornate musket, and a glove that bursts into flames.
* AnAxeToGrind: Dale uses one during their first run in with the kids.
* 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 sports a heavy moustache, and is a formidable time traveler.
* EvilRedhead: Stacey sports a head of curly red hair, and is just as complicit in crime as her husband.
* FatBastard: They're both on the heavy set side, and they're both unrepentant criminals.
%%* FutureSlang: Occasionally
%%* GogglesDoNothing
* HenpeckedHusband: Dale seems to be this sometimes, when Stacey harps at him.
* KosherNostra: Very Jewish, and deeply involved in LA's organized crime.
* TheMasochismTango: Dale and Stacey argue constantly, and often appear to be at one another's throats, but they really do love one another.
* TimeTravel: They're time travelers.
* TimeTravelForFunAndProfit: They steal valuables and then sell them in other times.
* SteamPunk: Their costumes and equipment seem inspired by this genre.

[[folder:Frank and Leslie Dean ("The Colonists")]]

--> ''"We're '''heroes'''! We've dedicated our lives to making this world a better place for those kids!"''

The parents of Karolina. They are extraterrestrials from the planet Majesdane, who were exiled to Earth for unspecified criminal activity. They took their new surname from actor James Dean and became Hollywood actors. When Karolina was born, they made her wear a med-alert bracelet at all times, which in actuality suppressed her Majesdanean form and made her appear human. At some point before the events of the series, the Deans fended off a Skrull invasion of Earth by giving them the coordinates to the planet Majesdane and arranging a marriage between their daughter and Skrull prince/princess Xavin, who they hoped would die before he/she could take their offer. They conspired with the Hayeses to murder the human members of the Pride, hoping to secure the six seats in the Gibborim's paradise for themselves and their children. They believed that the Gibborim, hating humans for their role in ruining the Earth, would favor aliens and mutants. However, later dialogue shows that the Gibborim detest aliens, whom they consider invasive creatures.
%%* AliensAreBastards
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Nico said Leslie has more shoes than a season of ''Cribs'' put together.
* ArmsDealer: Frank is in negotiations to buy Skrullish weapons when he gets the call about Karolina.
* ArrangedMarriage: They set up K and Xavin's in the process of selling out their home planet.
* BrokenPedestal: Karolina seems to have the hardest time coming to grips with her parents being evil, because that's just not how they presented themselves. When Alex reads them the Abstract, describing how their parents agreed to donate their places in the Gibborim's paradise to their children, Karolina's parents are among the few who are ''totally against'' the idea. The only reason Leslie agrees to try for a baby is because it might get her on the cover of ''People'' magazine. When the scene cuts back to the kids in the Hostel, Karolina is just muttering "... the cover of ''People''?" in hurt surprise.
* {{Expy}}: Of General Zod and Ursa of ''Film/{{Superman}}''- they are criminals from another planet who have sun-powered abilities on Earth, and Alex even starts to compare Karolina's bracelet to kryptonite before [[YouWatchTooMuchX being cut off]].
* FantasticRacism: Towards humans.
* {{Flight}}: Their powerset includes the ability to fly.
* GranolaGirl: Invoked as part of their personas; they play the part of hippie actors who raised their daughter vegan.
* HairTriggerTemper: Compared to his wife, Frank is more paranoid and angry, tending to flip out and point fingers when things start to go wrong. This might be a Majesdanian thing, since Karolina is also prone to mood swings.
* HitlerAteSugar: When Karolina insists her parents don't eat meat, and thus cannot be evil, Gert's response is "Neither did Hitler."
* HumanAliens: As are all Majesdanians.
* LightEmUp: Frank and Leslie's main mode of attack is to turn their light into concussive laser blasts.
* LightIsNotGood: They have light-based powers, but are two of the cruelest members of the Pride.
* MasterActor: Besides being their day jobs, the Deans present themselves as happy-go-lucky Hollywood hippies. They're actually a lot more psychotic.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: InUniverse; they took their surname from Creator/JamesDean.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: They are very popular actors, but it's all an act.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Their intent to betray the rest of the Pride (aside from 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.
* PsychoForHire: To the Gibborim.
--> "But what's in it for us? Beyond the usual entertainment value of wasting Earthlings of course?"
* SatelliteCharacter: Frank, who gets little characterization compared to his wife.
* SoapboxSadie: Invoked and subverted; they pretend to care about many social causes as expected of Hollywood celebrities.
* TheStarscream: They plotted to betray Geoffrey so that the six slots could be taken by the Hayses and themselves.
* StepfordSmiler: Both, but especially Leslie. They're Brady Bunch on the outside and homicidal on the inside.

[[folder:Victor and Janet Stein ("The Wise Men")]]

--> ''"My son and I have had our differences, but I love Chase more than life itself. '''Literally'''."''

A pair of scientists who supposedly invented a tool to easily remove the plastic wrap from [=CDs=]. In fact, they are the Pride's main scientists and have created x-ray goggles, weaponized gauntlets called the Fistigons, rocket boots that Chase dubbed the "Footstigons," and several transport ships called Leapfrogs. Victor often beats his son for reasons such as bad grades. Despite this, he claims to truly love Chase and wants him to get a place in the Gibborim's post-apocalyptic paradise. He has also been shown hitting his wife. He has a brother named Hunter, with whom he has an antagonistic relationship over his criminal activity.
* AbusiveDad: Victor's EstablishingCharacterMoment is him punching Chase for getting a bad grade.
* DestructiveRomance: [[spoiler:They refuse immortality if it means living without each other]], but throw things at each other when arguments get bad.
%%* DomesticAbuser
* DrFakenstein: Mad scientists with the name "Stein."
* EvilGenius: For The Pride as a whole.
%%* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:He may be this to his brother Hunter]]
* GadgeteerGenius: They're {{Mad Scientist}}s who make gadgets.
* GlurgeAddict: Chase's mom seems to like cute things. When Mrs. Yorkes commented on how whimsical the Leapfrog's design was, Victor says "Blame Janet." All their other ships also resembled cutesy sort of frogs.
* GogglesDoNothing: They've created X-Ray specs before, but the ones they're wearing don't seem to do much.
* HairTriggerTemper: Victor gets angry at the drop of a hat.
* HandBlast: Victor fires a laser from his watch.
* InventorOfTheMundane: This is given as a reason why the Steins are wealthy enough to hang out with families of other characters, whose parents are doctors, businessmen and famous actors, among others. Subverted because it's a lie - Chase's parents, just like those of other kids, are actually supervillains in control of the entire West Coast criminal underground.
* JockDadNerdSon: Inverted. It's often pointed out that despite being mad scientists, their kid is a straight-C lacrosse jock.
* MadScientist: Inventors of various devices like X-ray goggles, the Fistigons and rocket boots.
* MeaningfulName: Victor Stein's name is likely inspired by Victor Frankenstein.
%%* NerdGlasses: Victor
* PaperTiger: When Victor hits Chase, he responds by telling him that he hits like a girl.
* PedoHunt: There was a seventh member of the Pride at one point, Eli, but the Steins had him expelled after they found him hanging out in Chase's room.
%%* PermaStubble: Victor
* SatelliteCharacter: Janet is far less prominent than Victor and receives little characterization.
** She did receive a bit of characterization in the Iron Man storyline... in that she's an InsufferableGenius who hates Tony Stark and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]].
* StickySituation: Janet's gauntlets fire glue, as Alex unfortunately discovers.
* TrickedOutGloves: Janet's fire glue. Then there's the Fistigons, which they invented, which are a PowerFist that enables Chase to turn himself into a walking flamethrower.
* TroubledAbuser: Victor, who is prone to taking out his anger on his son, yet is also prepared to die for him.
* UnusualWeaponMounting: Victor has FrickinLaserBeams in his watch.
* VillainousFriendship: All the members of The Pride at least pretend to be friends, but Victor Stein and Geoffrey Wilder genuinely seem to enjoy one another's company.

[[folder:Gene and Alice Hayes ("The Outcasts")]]

--> ''"Yes, to the parents of the year."''

A pair of telepathic mutants who are doctors by profession. They had originally thought that Molly was not a mutant. They both have a sadistic side, once telepathically forcing a rival gang leader to watch as they butchered his crew. They conspired with the Deans to murder the human members of the Pride, hoping to secure the six seats in the Gibborim's paradise for themselves and their kids. [[spoiler: The 2017 series reveals they weren't actual mutants. Molly's grandmother genetically engineered their abilities, explaining why they had the same powers.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: Applies to nearly all mutants in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[ComicBook/XMen Emma Frost]] of all people thinks they were monsters.
* FantasticRacism: Towards humans (despite originally believing Molly to be one).
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Their eyes glow purple when their telepathy is in use.
* MeaningfulName: A mutant named Gene?
* MindRape: They enjoy using their telepathic abilities to destroy people's minds. One unfortunate rival ended up being trapped in his own body for ''seven years'' after going up against them.
* {{Mutant}}: Their powers come from the mutant X-gene like the ComicBook/XMen.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Their intent to betray the rest of the Pride (aside from the Deans) 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.]]
* NotBloodSiblings: Alice’s Mother took Gene in when he ran away from home and they were raised together.
* PsychicPowers: They're telepaths.
* PsychoPsychologist: Alice is an evil speech therapist.
* ReligiousBruiser: Perhaps not as religious as the Minorus, but they know enough to quote Proverbs, and their daughter is always asking if people go to Heaven.
* TheStarscream: To Geoffrey, as they plotted to betray him and take the six slots for the Deans and themselves.
* SuperheroSpeciation: Not within the Pride (they would fall under the "pairs with the same power" clause, like the other couples), but among mutants. Gene says that it's very rare for two mutants to have the exact same mutation, "my own pureblood union notwithstanding." Interestingly, Molly doesn't show signs of having their exact mutation: Gene and Alice have telepathy while Molly has super-strength, but all three are characterized by a reddish-pink glow from their eyes when their mutation is in use.
* VillainTeamUp: Averted. Apparently they were once offered place in [[ComicBook/XMen Hellfire Club]] but refused.

[[folder:Robert and Tina Minoru ("The Magicians")]]

--> ''"Faith is a complicated thing, sweetie."''

A pair of dark magicians who are abducted by the Gibborim on their wedding day. Tina wields the Staff of One, which is taken by Nico. Robert is usually seen reading a spellbook when casting magic. According to the Witchbreaker, Robert fought something called his "Grimshape" by the time he was Nico's age. The Minorus were somehow acquainted with a Monk Theppie, a.k.a. "Mother," a male magician who worked for the California Witchcraft Community and coveted the Staff of One.
* BoomStick: Tina wielded the Staff of One before Nico stole it.
* CombinationAttack: Strangely enough, ''every'' spell they cast is this.
* EthnicMagician: 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.
* EvilSorcerer: They're sorcerers, and part of a supervillain group that wants to exterminate humanity.
* 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.
* ReligiousBruiser: Both are very Catholic.
* SatelliteCharacter: Neither of them gets a lot of characterization when compared to the other members of The Pride. We know they pretended to be fairly religious, and that was about it.
* SoProudOfYou: Tina's reaction to finding out the kids have killed a vampire.
* SpellBook: Robert's WeaponOfChoice is a book from which he reads spells.
* TokenGoodTeammate: ''Good'' is a relative word with The Pride, but Robert is shown to have more hesitation about planetary genocide than his fellow members, and he and Tina are the only ones [[spoiler:shown actively helping the kids escape when The Gibborim declares RocksFallEveryoneDies.]]

[[folder:The "New Pride"]]

A group formed by the Geoffrey Wilder from TheEighties and several of Alex's friends from an online MMORPG. Geoffrey is brought to the present when Alex's friends attempt to transport him from the moment before he died into the present. Geoffrey convinces them that the original Pride was made up of heroes and that the runaways likely killed Alex. They are armed with gadgets and magic talismans left behind by the original Pride.
* '''Stretch''': An overweight boy who lives with his grandmother and role-plays as scantily clad superheroines. He wielded a sword made out of the same metal as Karolina's bracelet, allowing him to cut through her force-fields.
* '''Hunter''': A boy with overgrown hair. He is a technological expert who was able to briefly hack into both Victor and Leapfrog.
* '''Lotus''': A girl who often dresses in archaic-style dresses and loves Renaissance fairs. She quickly gets the hang of magic and [[spoiler:is later forced by Chase to help him find the Gibborim in hopes of bringing Gert back to life.]]
* '''Oscar''': A temp worker who is often fired for playing online RPG's at work. He figures out the decoder ring and partially translates the Abstract. He is [[spoiler:accidentally killed when they try to resurrect Alex.]]

!Minor characters

[[folder:The Gibborim]]
-->''"We are the Gibborim, and we hunger."''

The six-toed giants that create the Pride in order to gain sacrificed human souls, regain their power, and eventually purge the Earth of humanity. They are the HalfHumanHybrid descendants of fallen angels. When Molly Hayes frees a sacrificed soul and stops the Rite of Thunder, the Gibborim turn against the Pride, killing them and Alex. Both 1980's Geoffrey Wilder and Chase Stein later seek their help in resurrecting deceased loved ones for which the cost is one human sacrifice. Wilder tries and fails while Chase tries to sacrifice himself. Unable to gain sufficient human souls, the Gibborim fade from Earth to TheNothingAfterDeath. They run into Alex, who speculates that they, like him, did evil things in the hope that their [[{{God}} father]] would be proud of them.

* BadBoss: Their idea of "motivation" is to inform the Pride that half of them will die in when the world ends.
* BiggerBad: The team may have seen the Pride as their nemeses, but the Gibborim turned out to be driving the Pride's actions.
* FallenAngel: Or rather, the children of fallen angels, which would effectively make them {{Nephilim}} or the Marvel universes equivalent.
* FreudianExcuse: Their conversation with 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.
* KillAllHumans: Their plan.
%%* OurGiantsAreBigger
* RocksFallEveryoneDies: [[spoiler:The Gibborim are surprisingly quick to throw up their hands and declare "screw it" after it all goes up in smoke, opting to kill their servants with the power they gave them.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:After the Runaways prevent the end of the world, the Gibborim choose to kill all twelve of the Pride rather than simply starting over.]]

[[folder:Lt. Flores]]

A lieutenant in the LAPD. He is also a minion of the Pride, which does not seem to be a secret within the LAPD. He enlists the superheroes Cloak and Dagger to help find the Pride's children, which displeases them. He later tracks the Runaways to the first Hostel and is buried when Nico collapses the cave on top of them. He is pulled out of the rubble by his fellow officers but [[YouHaveFailedMe executed]] by Geoffrey Wilder.

* DirtyCop: As a cop aiding {{super villain}}s.
* TheMole: Within the LAPD, as he reports to Geoffrey Wilder.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Executed by Geoffrey Wilder for failing to find the Runaways.

[[folder:Cloak And Dagger]]

[[ComicBook/CloakAndDagger A pair of superheroes]] who gained their powers after being forcibly given drugs. Like the main characters, they were once teenage runaways and avoid the AdultsAreUseless theme that pervades the series. Cloak has a mystical [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cloak]] that allows him to draw others into a hellish dark dimension. He can also teleport himself and others through the dark dimension and become intangible. He has a hunger for light that he gets either from Dagger or from the people he absorbs. Dagger has the power to generate blades of light that can, according to Nico, show you your sins. Cloak and Dagger are enlisted by Lt. Flores, a Pride agent in the NYPD, to find his bosses' children. Realizing who the Runaways' parents are, Cloak and Dagger promise to bring the Avengers to LA, but are captured by the Pride and have their memories telepathically wiped.

Later on, Cloak is accused of trying to kill his partner Dagger. While being pursued by the Avengers, Cloak is hit on the head and regains his memory. He seeks out the Runaways and asks them to investigate the attack on Dagger, claiming that he was framed. Dagger's attacker turns out to have been a StalkerWithACrush who used [[AppliedPhlebotinum Mutant Growth Hormone combined with the drug that gave Cloak his powers]] to impersonate him.

* AbsoluteCleavage: Dagger's costume dips heavily into her cleavage; her scanty costume is even lampshaded by other characters.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Cloak has darkness-related powers but is nonetheless a good guy.
* EldritchAbomination: The main characters see these when Cloak teleports them to New York using the Darkforce.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The Hayeses wipe their memories after encountering them, so they never do get the Avengers to help out the Runaways.
* RunningGag: The anger of MoralGuardians over Cloak and Dagger's origin story, thinking that it glorifies drug use.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Molly thinks Dagger is Cloak's wife; Cloak corrects her, referring to her as his companion.


A teenager who is on a crime spree with a pair of adults. The Runaways meet him when they foil their attempt to rob a convenience store. Topher tells them that the two adults are his parents who were in a FreakLabAccident, gaining superpowers and going insane. His parents then forced him to join in their crime spree. The truth is that Topher is a vampire and his "parents" are actually two vampires he transformed himself. He is killed when he tries to drink Karolina's blood, not realizing that her alien blood has properties similar to sunlight. The other two vampires are destroyed by the Pride after interrogating them for the location of their children.

* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Topher is not affected by stakes to the heart, only sunlight. This even applies in universe, as he's far different from the type of vampires that (say) ComicBook/{{Blade}} usually hunts.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Was born around 1900, making him over a century old by the time he appears.
* TakeThat: To 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.


[[ComicBook/{{Ultron}} The infamous]] KillerRobot, archnemesis of the Avengers, and Victor Mancha's creator.
* ArchnemesisDad: Despite creating Victor, Victor utterly rejects him.
* BigNo: Utters one when Darkhawk destroyed him.
* BlatantLies: While narrating his backstory, he mentions that he offered nothing but loyalty and love for his creator until he betrayed him for no reason. Anybody who knows about Ultron beforehand knows that this is a HUGE lie.
* TheDreaded: The Runaways know that they have no chance against a foe that A-List heroes are scared of.
* KillerRobot: His most defining 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.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Executes Marianella for failing to keep their son's origins a secret.


[[folder:Marianella Mancha]]

Victor's mother.

* CharacterDeath: Ultron kills her for failing to keep their son's origins a secret.
%%* DamselInDistress
* DealWithTheDevil: She helped Ultron to rebuild his body 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.
* GratuitousSpanish: Courtesy of being Mexican, she'll often drop Spanish phrases in dialogue.
* ThePlotReaper: If Victor was to join the Runaways, she has to be taken out of the picture somehow.

[[folder:The Upward Path]]

-->'''Lillie:''' ''"They ain't the Sinners, but neither are they saints. Us as has to make a living have run afoul of them -- and not all come out alive."''

A group of superheroes from 1907. Their methods cause some in-universe ValuesDissonance with the main characters. They use torture as well as allow civilians to join them in combat, two things most superheroes in the 21st century do not do.

* '''The Adjudicator''': A religious, gun-wielding superhero whose appearance is likely inspired by ThePunisher.
-->''"I fight to end this injustice."''
* '''Black Maria''': A superheroine with a nun-inspired costume. The nature of her power is unknown but involves her touching the heads of her victims, causing a halo-like light to shine around them. A similar halo also appears around her own head.
* '''The Difference Engine''': A superhero who is either a robot or a man in PoweredArmor. He can fire explosive shells from arm-mounted cannons and contains an advanced (for the time period) computer. His primary weakness is water.
-->''"Magic is a thing of the past. I'm the Difference Engine. I'm the future."''
* '''Nightstick''': A superhero with a police-inspired uniform. He is often relied upon to control his hot-tempered partner, Daystick.
* '''Daystick''': A superhero with a police-inspired uniform. He plays the [[GoodCopBadCop Bad Cop]] to Nightstick's Good Cop (or Slightly-More-Levelheaded Cop).
-->''(To Nico): "Don't ye be callin' us [Sinners], chink! We's the Upward Path, the city's protectors, and we'll kick you all the way back to Mott Street with the other burny blowers!"''
* '''The Witchbreaker''': A magician with a miko-inspired costume. She tortures witches, aiming to bring out their true potential. She is [[spoiler:Nico's great-grandmother. She also appears to have some knowledge of the future concerning her descendants.]]
-->''"Every generation weakens. Until the world turns on them, as it will on yours."

* EthnicMagician: Witchbreaker's costume is based on that of a Miko, and she's a Japanese magician.
%%* {{Expy}}: Adjudicator is one of the Punisher.
* NunsAreSpooky: Black Maria is drawn as very dark and shadowy. She also rarely speaks.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Daystick is a superhero but he's very racist as shown in the above quote.
* TheQuietOne: Nightstick has no spoken lines.
* RabidCop: Daystick loses his temper at Nico without provocation and dresses like a policeman.
* SteamPunk: The Difference Engine is a robot modeled after one of the world's earliest computers.
* ThankTheMaker: Difference Engine's "For [[ Babbage's]] sake..."
* ToughLove: Witchbreaker is concerned about her descendant's success and subjects her to TrainingFromHell.
* TrainingFromHell: Witchbreaker's preferred method of training Nico.
--> "The more pain you learn to take..."

[[folder:The Sinners]]

--> ''"And their group is [[CardCarryingVillain called the Sinners]] because they're solid citizens, right?"''

A criminal gang of Wonders (people with superpowers) led by Gertrude's parents. They travel on a luxurious train called the Mineola. They are the main enemies of the Upward Path.

* '''Maneater''': A cannibalistic giant with a jaw so strong that punching it hurt Xavin's [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Thing]]-like fist. Nico defeats him by magically turning him into a vegan.
-->''"[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They don't call me Maneater for any reason other than the obvious]]."''
* '''Kid Twist''': A marksman with [[GunsAkimbo two revolvers]].
-->''"Kid Twist has never missed."''
* '''Forget-Me-Not''': A beautiful, centuries-old woman who can use her scent to cause men to fall in love with her and fight over her. She is usually seen lounging on a couch or bed, almost never standing upright.
-->''"Men have fought over me for centuries... it's very dull."''
* '''Morphine''': A chemist who fights by throwing syringes. It is unclear if he has any superpowers or if he is simply a brilliant scientist.
* '''Goldbrick''': A muscular man with gold-colored skin.
* '''Ratdog/Ratbag''': A large, half-man, half-rat creature. Called "Ratdog" in "Dead End Kids" but called "Ratbag" in the ComicBook/SecretInvasion tie-in.
* '''Daphne''': A woman whose elbows branch off into three forearms each. They are apparently very strong. She is only named in the index for the Runaways/ ComicBook/YoungAvengers ComicBook/SecretInvasion crossover.

* AlwaysAccurateAttack: Kid Twist can [[ImprobableAimingSkills hit any target]] he's seen and his bullets follow their victims like heat-seeking missiles.
%%* DeadlyDoctor: Morphine is one.
%%* TheDragon: Maneater is one to [[spoiler:the Yorkeses]]
* ImAHumanitarian: About a minute after meeting Chase, Maneater decides it's a good thing he skipped lunch.
* LivingAphrodisiac: Forget-Me-Not uses her scent to make men fall insanely in love with her and fight over her.
* LoveIsInTheAir: Forget-Me-Not's powers induce [[LoveMakesYouCrazy jealous, violent love.]]
* MageMarksman: Kid Twist's bullets can hit any target he's laid eyes on, no matter how [[ImprobableAimingSkills improbable]].
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Forget-Me-Not claims that men have fought over her for centuries.
* ReluctantWarrior: Morphine claims to hate fighting.
* SuperStrength: Maneater is very strong.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: Forget-Me-Not seems especially attracted to the Adjudicator.

[[folder:The Street Arabs]]

A group of superpowered "Wonders" who live on the streets. They remain neutral between the Sinners and the Upward Path but have done jobs for both sides.

* '''Eddie Gunnam/The Swell''': The leader of the Street Arabs. An otherwise ordinary man who obtains an enchanted walking stick that brings him good luck. He pried the stick from the hand of a dead man who had been struck by lightning five times. The stick was destroyed when it blocked a bullet from Kid Twist that otherwise would have killed Eddie.
-->''"No more scroungers' work for Eddie Gunnam; not with a' power of '''this'''."''
* '''Lillie [=McGurty=]/Spieler''': A young girl who is able to fly if she hears music, even if that music is in her own head. She falls in love with Victor, who begs her to come with them in the future. She refuses, afraid, and her regretful future self in the 21st century arranges to have the Runaways transported back in time, setting in motion the whole ''Dead End Kids'' arc.
-->''"Regret? It is my meat and drink. My air, my everything. The faces fade, the names get jumbled, but regret... regret never ages."''
* '''Tristan''': A man with incredible strength fitted with mechanical wings. He is in love with Lillie, but she puts him firmly in the [[JustFriends friend zone]]. He is badly scarred while stopping a bomb planted by the Yorkes. He remains with the future Lillie in the 21st century, giving her message to Victor right before the Runaways go back in time.
-->''(To Victor): "I'll kill you before I let you take [Lillie] from me!"''
* '''Creeper''': A tiny man with a close bond to Hoyden. He often rides on her shoulder. He is killed by Kid Twist.
-->''"I say what Hoyden said, mainly because she said it."''
* '''Dead George Pelham''': A brain-eating zombie. He is impervious to most kinds of physical harm.
-->''(To Kid Twist):"I'm partial to brains myself. But you just emptied your gun into a dead man so I doubt this'll be much of a meal."''
* '''Megan the Hoyden''': A tomboyish young girl whose power is super speed. She is killed by Kid Twist.
-->'''Creeper''': ''"This coming from the girl that put six bulls in the hospital for callin' her a tom."''
* '''Yellow Kid''': The "most notorious" member of the Street Arabs. He is seen generating blasts of yellow light during a fight, though it is unclear what they do. His profile in the Runaway's ComicBook/SecretInvasion tie-in says that his thoughts generate words on his shirt and that he was seen in a Manhattan bar nearly a century after "Dead End Kids." A ShoutOut to the very first comic strip character.
-->''(On his shirt) "Eat dis ya bums!"''
* '''Jacob''': A fiddler who lives with the Street Arabs. He plays to allow Lillie to fly. He has no known powers though the appendix of the ComicBook/SecretInvasion issue says his music has "unique qualities."
* '''Professor Duck''': A Chinese scientist who crafted Tristan's mechanical wings. He is not a Street Arab but is liked and respected by them. It is unclear if he has any powers but he was able to recognize a time travel device from the future.

* AmbiguouslyHuman: While it could be assumed that many of the "Wonders" are mutants, Tristan and Lillie in particular live to their mid-110s, which is possible but unlikely for a normal human.
* BigBadSlippage: Tristan and Lillie's lives were ruined by a gang war, so they spent a century trying to develop TimeTravel to undo the damage, [[spoiler:ironically leading to them causing the gang war in the first place by sending the Runaways back in time]].
* TheBigGuy: Tristan is bloody enormous.
* BrainFood: Dead George, being a zombie, eats brains.
* FieryRedhead: Lillie is a high-spirited, excitable redhead.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Tristan had a pair of metal wings affixed to his back and managed to survive [[spoiler:a massive bomb explosion]] without losing any limbs or appendages. It can be assumed he probably has a healing factor.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Victor is instantly attracted to Lillie, who has bright red hair.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Creeper's power is apparently being very, very small. He is probably like that permanently as he has never been shown at any other size.
* JustFriends: Lillie's view of her and Tristan's relationship. Tristan has a [[AllLoveIsUnrequited different view.]]
* LoveMartyr: Tristan is obsessively loyal to Lillie in the hopes that she will return his affection.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Tristan nearly kills Victor after realizing that there's something going on between him and Lillie, but stops when they discover a bomb waiting to kill everyone.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Dead George is very obviously a zombie, but no one ever calls him that.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Dead George is (obviously) stated to be "dead", looks rather emaciated, and has a liking for brains, but otherwise he seems completely normal.
* PublicDomainCharacter: [[ The Yellow Kid]], who is widely considered to be the first comic strip character.
* TheSlowPath: [[spoiler:After Lillie turned down Victor's offer to join her in the future, she spent the next 100 years trying to figure out a way to send him back in time.]]
* SmugSnake: Eddie greatly overestimated his value to the Sinners, and both he and his entire group paid dearly for it.
* {{Tomboy}}: Megan the Hoyden wears boys' clothing and has short hair.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:All the terrible things that happened in 1907 was an indirect result of Old Lillie's machinations in 2007]].
* WingedHumanoid: Tristan has a pair of gigantic metal wings affixed to his back.

[[folder:Majesdanean Soldiers]]

A group of four Majesdanean soldiers who travel to Earth to capture Karolina Dean, intending to punish her for her parents' role in the Skrulls' invasion and destruction of planet Majesdane. To avoid further bloodshed, Karolina decides to surrender to them but Xavin shapeshifts into her and goes in her place.

* '''vaDanti''': A former university student from Majesdane. [=VaDanti=] was off Majesdane visiting his sister deHalle when the planet was destroyed by the Skrulls. Though not a proper soldier, he joins the group searching for Karolina Dean. He is taken prisoner by the Runaways where he explains who they are and why they want to capture Karolina.
* '''deHalle''': vaDanti's sister and a sergeant in the Light Brigade, an elite Majesdanean military unit.
* '''vaRikk''': A lieutenant in the Light Brigade and the group's pilot and navigator. He is also deHalle's ex-boyfriend and it seems that their breakup was less than amicable.
* '''vaDrann''': The leader of the Majesdaneans hunting for Karolina. He is named only in the index of the Runaways / ComicBook/YoungAvengers ComicBook/SecretInvasion crossover.

* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Even when conversing with each other they speak English, suggesting that the Majesdaneans have no language of their own.
* AntiVillain: Aside from wanting to punish Karolina over something that wasn't her fault, these guys really aren't very evil. They show concern when innocent bystanders get too close to their battle and actually help the Runaways get them to safety. And one of them asks their prisoner "Karolina" ([[spoiler:actually Xavin in disguise]]) if she's comfortable.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: vaDrann says this about Karolina ([[spoiler:actually Xavin]]) when they finally meet face-to-face to discuss her surrender.
* FantasticRacism: Towards Skrulls.
%%* HumanAliens
* OhMyGods: Majesdaneans seem to [[ worship the sun]]. They use expressions such as "What the sun?" and "I swear by the sun."
* SinsOfOurFathers: Their motive for hunting Karolina is that her parents started the war. She had no control over any of it, and even agreed to give up her life on Earth to stop it, but they don't care. Their planet has been destroyed, their species is almost extinct, and they need ''someone'' to blame, however warped the logic.

[[folder:Pusher Man & Bo]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Pusher Man]]
-->''Heh, I like the way you roll, little man. Reminds me of me when I was your age.''

Drug dealer and his right hand, Chase and Nico go to them to find man who bought darkforce-empowering drungs and used them to frame Cloak into assaulting Dagger.

* BigBadWannabe: After Chase convinced him they work for the Pride, Pusher Man thought that with friends like these he has a chance in big league of New York crime scene. [[spoiler:Kingpin proved him wrong.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Through it happened offscreen, Kingpin's description paints Pusher Man's demise as very unpleasant.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Chase and Nico if they were drug dealers.
* NotSoDifferent: As they both point out, Chase and Nico reminds them of younger versions of themselves. Only while Pusher Man takes liking to Chase for that reason, Bo doesn't.

[[folder:Dr. Hayes]]

Molly's grandmother, a scientist introduced in the 2017 series. In the period leading up to the group's dissolution, she arrived to offer Molly a place to live which Molly accepted. [[spoiler: She's been keeping track of the other Runaways, has been taking samples of Molly's blood on a regular basis, and has... something, in her basement that wants to meet Molly. Not only that, but she engineered Gene and Alice's powers.]]

* AmbiguouslyEvil: [[spoiler: She's been keeping an eye on Chase and the others through what appear to be genetically modified cats whose eyes glow in the same way Molly's and her parents' did. Dr. Hayes has also got someone or something inside her basement she seems to be experimenting on, takes samples of Molly's blood on a regular basis, and discreetly plucked a sample of Victor's hair. What this is all leading up to is unknown, but it can't be good. The smile on her face when Gert decides in the fourth issue to stay with her and Molly only adds more fuel to the idea she's a villain.]]
** [[spoiler: The fifth issue confirms on the very first page she's had ulterior motives from the start and has definitely got sinister motives for Gert and the others.]]
* CoolOldLady: She instantly welcomes the other Runaways into her home and offers to aid Chase in rebuilding Victor's body. [[spoiler: Because she's eager at the possibilities of what all that magnificent genetic material can help her create.]]
* CrazyCatLady: She takes in a lot of strays, [[spoiler: and uses them to spy on people.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler: She genuinely did love her children and does love Molly, but she's made it clear she's not going to lose Molly to the Pride's children the way she lost Gene and Alice to their parents. She's even going so far as to create clones of them enhanced with the DNA she took from the Runaways.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: She expresses nothing but contempt for the Pride, not only viewing them as a bunch of half-baked charlatans (she expressly considered Chase's parents to be insults as scientists), but also because she recognized Gene and Alice became DrunkWithPower because of them and it led to their deaths.]]
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: She's the reason Gene and Alice had powers, and it's implied she not only experiments on stray cats but other people as well. There's also the question of cloning Gene and Alice.]]
* IHaveNoSon: Inverted. Molly's parents severed ties with her when she voiced her disapproval about the Pride, which is why she hasn't been present in Molly's life until recently.
* InTheBlood: Molly's inherited two things from her grandmother: her love of cute things, and [[spoiler: her ability to deceive people into thinking she's harmless.]]
* OpenMindedParent: It seems she had absolutely no issue with Molly's parents being mutants, to the point every photo in her home with Gene and Alice Hayes shows them with their eyes glowing. Though it was them dealing with the Pride she worried about. She also takes the appearance of an actual dinosaur, the severed head of a robotic boy, and a girl who died two years ago completely in stride. [[spoiler: This is because ''she'' was the one who gave them their powers.]]