Who: A mental toddler full of hope and optimism out to do good in the world after imprinting on the superhero team A-force.
What: She is a sentient pocket dimension. She is able to teleport, blast things, fly, and hide people and things inside herself.
Why: Because Nico and her formed a deep bond and that is not easily broken.
Hazmat and Mettle
Who: Jennifer Takeda and Ken Mack. Both of these kids had fulfilling lives before their powers took away what they wanted. They found solace in each other.
What: She’s radioactive and poisonous, having the live in a containment suit because of it (until a poorly written ‘cure’ was applied to her). He used to be a surfer before he was turned into “Red Irridium” by being flayed alive. He’s super-strong, and super durable, but can’t feel much.
Why: Both Mettle and Hazmat clicked with Chase and Nico pretty well. One of my big criteria for Runaways team members is people thinking they might be evil, and these kids have that specter over them.
Plus, they could double date with Chase and Nico and be really, really cute together.
Who: Andrea Benton. A goth girl who is bonded to a hellspawn-infused version of the Venom symbiote.
What: aside from various venom-related powers (spider-sense, enhanced strength, enhanced agility, regeneration, enhanced durability, claw/tooth/and tentacle creation), she has a Hellmark which allows her some demonic magic/control over demons.
Why: She’s an orphan with an ‘evil’ power, and an ‘evil’ parent of sorts. And since flash seems to be letting her down a lot, she might as well hook up with the Ruanways.
Who: Selah Burke, daughter of Lightmaster (Edward Lanksy), a bright girl who was inspired by Spider-man to do good with science!
What: She has invented energy blasters and a jetpack that are all solar powered/light enhancing.
Why: Villainous parentage, and after her experience in the new Warriors, she might be more towards the Ruanways way of thinking (cleaning up the messes of adults, not bowing to their authority). Haeichi might join her in that regard.
Who: Elvin Haliday. A young kid who, thanks to chemical waste exposure, becomes a hulking figure. Former Avenger, New Warrior, and Lucha enthusiast.
What: He has Super-strength and Durability.
Why: He is pretty well solidly orphaned twice over. And his short temper has gotten him into trouble before, he could fit in pretty well with a bunch of kids on the run (though he’d blend in about as well as Ken Mack). He also shares a deep disillusionment with adults.
Who: Noriko Ashida, former leader of the New X-Men. Stubborn, and driven into depression because of her responsibilities as a leader.
What: She has electrical absorbing and projecting powers. She can also channel this into bursts of super-speed.
Why: let’s face it, her generation was basically abandoned by the X-Men. Putting her and her friends through hell easily disillusioned her. She can’t take that other members of her class still stomach the poor treatment they get from the established X-Men. Her mutation also forced her to run away from Japan to America (not an easy feat) and she lived on her own for months before being adopted into the X-Men (or as she sees it, “unknowingly drafted”).
Also, her and Victor Mancha might be cute together.
Who: Carmilla Black, daugther of pre-mutation Bruce Banner and Monica Rappaccini (one of the Scientist Supreme of AIM). Trained by shieLD to do infiltration missions.
What: Aside from SHIELD training, she has been given a Gattaca treatment to nearly ‘perfect’. She also has the ability to absorb and project poisons in the form of a ‘venom blast’. She is also immune to radiation.
Why: Villain parents give you insant Runaways cred. She might be there to spy on them, and then come to like them as a new family, just to make her eventual ‘traitor’ reval all the sweeter.
Because I am evil.
Who: Robbie Reyes, a good kid with dark powers from his evil uncle’s spirit.
What: Mystical empowerment, Hellfire, a sweet rid, blades and chains are all as his command. And he’s tough as hell.
Why: He’s living solo, though not off the grid. A young man still going to high school who works to keep his little brother well cared for is more along the ‘adulting’ path than the Runnaways, but I figure he could help them all survive better in the world. Chase, at least, could get a job at the shop with him. And his little brother would totally have a balst with Molly.
Also, him and Nico would make an interesting ship. Or Fusion.
Who: Rikki Barnes, girl without a world. Lives on her own, off the grid in order to battle the Secret Empire. a world. Lives on her own, off the grid in order to battle the Secret Empire. girl without a world. Lives on her own, off the grid in order to battle the Secret Empire.
What: She has no powers, trains as best she can, and stays off the grid as besst she can.
Why: Look at all that! Look at it! she’s taylor made to at least ally with the Runaways!
Who: Anya Corazon, twice orphaned, outspoken young woman with a drive to do good.
What: Standard Spider-Package with some mystical edges to them.
Why: Twice-Orphaned, and formerly working for a society that didn’t tell her everything. distrust of adults from that alone gets you Runaways cred.
Who: Daughter of Scott Lang, determined, driven, and with an inability to take ‘no’ easily.
What: She has size-changing powers, and she has tech that allows her to fly, blast, and control ants/wasps. Though there are some Heart issues she has to deal with …
Why; If it wasn’t for the Young Avengers, she was going to run away to LA to join the Runaways. She got along with them pretty well. Well, except for that incident with Molly …
Who: Aside from the above? She was rules strict and is learning they don’t always apply.
What: ice Powers, and she’s pretty buff.
Why: She was a Runaway in one world already, might as well make her one in 616. Also, she can crush on Karolina (or Nico, she does have a thing for Gothy Asians).
The X-Students from different squads consisting of Mercury (Cassily Kincaid), Dust (Sooraya Qadir), Hellion (Julian Keller), Elixir (Josh Foley), Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro), Surge (Noriko Ashida) and…X-23 (Laura Kinney) are chosen by Emma Frost and Cyclops (Scott Summers) as the main New X-Men team.