Trivia / Runaways

  • Recycled Script: So, a group of survivors of the destruction of Majesdane come to Earth, to take Karolina to her homeworld with them. She resisted, there was a fight, and she finally agreed, but there was a trick: it was not Karolina who left with the aliens, but the Skrull Xavin, posing as her. This could be a rehash of the Young Avengers arc where the Skrulls and the Kree come to blows over Teddy, who is the son of Mar-vell and Princess Anelle.
    • It could also be a rehash of "Starcrossed", the arc that introduced Xavin in the first place...
  • Tuckerization: Alex Wilder's evil parents Catherine and Geoffrey are named after the actual parents of Brian K. Vaughan (however, he swears he has no actual issues with either of them.) Also, Molly Hayes is named after his sister, Molly Hayes Vaughan.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: It's set in the mid 2000s, and it shows:
    • Alex is playing an MMORPG with a fee. 10 years later, most MMORPGs are free to play with microtransactions (including Marvel's own!) and it's harder for an MMORPG to get away with a monthly fee - just doesn't draw the crowds like it did then.
    • The cell phones.
    • All the references to Saddam and the Iraq War.
    • Xavin is easily read as genderqueer/genderfluid, which makes the other kids's Squick at their refusal to stick to one form/gender as deeply bigoted.