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Let's Talk About The Runaways

Our Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. drought will soon come to an end…but not this week.

Last week, I talked a bit about what the upcoming The Inhumans show might look like. There is another show, however, that I am looking forward to much more.

The Runaways (no, not the band) was a comic created by comic legend Brian K. Vaughan and even had an arc written by Joss Whedon himself. It is beloved by many, and I am not the exception to this rule - these characters are more near and dear to my heart than any other Marvel characters.

The series has been a favorite at Marvel Studios and has been strongly considered for a TV series or movie pretty much as long as it has existed, even going as far as opening casting on a 2012 movie before dropping it in favor of The Avengers. Recently, it has been picked up by Hulu for a pilot episode and a first season of written scripts, and has started hiring writers. Fingers crossed!

The Runaways is about a group of teenagers who find out that their parents are secretly a cabal of supervillains running Los Angeles called The Pride, who are working in servitude of giant god-like creatures called the Gibborim bent on destroying the world. The kids inherit their super-abilities and make a run for it, determined to take their parents down - except one, who is secretly working with The Pride.

Let’s take a look at the heroes themselves so we can have an idea of who might appear.

Alex Wilder

Sixteen year old Alex is the first Runaway we meet, and is the voice of reason - he refuses to take a “codename” and has no superpower, aside from using his superior logic and intellect and a decoder ring to translate the Pride’s manifesto, The Abstract. Alex leads the Runaways, much like his parents and crime bosses Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder lead The Pride.

Nico Minoru

Nico is a sixteen year old geek-girl-turned-goth, and the object of Alex’s affection. After finding out her parents Tina and Robert are dark sorcerers, Nico steals her mother’s soul-bound weapon The Staff of One, a magical artifact capable of casting any spell - but can never cast the same spell twice. She takes on the codename “Sister Grimm”, from her old online screen name. For a little crossover action, look out for her mom Tina Minoru and her Staff of One guarding the sanctums in Doctor Strange!

Karolina Dean

Karolina makes being the seventeen year old vegan sweetheart daughter of Hollywood superstars Frank and Leslie Dean look easy, and for her it was; at least, until she had to come to terms with her feelings for other girls, and the fact that she is the daughter of evil aliens trying to destroy the world. Taking off her MedAlert bracelet, Karolina assumes her colorful true Majesdane form, a bright being of rainbow light flying through the air. It’s no wonder she calls herself “Lucy in the Sky”.

Gertrude Yorkes

Rebellious and cynical fifteen year old Gert always suspected her parents Dale and Stacey were evil, she just didn’t think they were time-travelling cat burglars from the future. Breaking into her own house for clues against the Pride, she discovers her birthright - a genetically engineered deinonychus that is psychically linked to her, commissioned by her parents in the future. Gert decides on the codename “Arsenic” to match her pet dinosaur’s name, “Old Lace”.

Chase Stein

The oldest of the group, eighteen year old Chase is seen as a disappointment by his parents Janet and Victor for choosing athletics over grades. This is understandable, as he discovers his parents are actually mad scientists, and he steals a pair of X-Ray goggles designed to see through clothes and flame-controlling gauntlets called “Fistigons”. Dubbed “Talkback” for his big mouth, Chase is also the primary pilot of the kids’ robotic frog-like vehicle they stole from their parents, The Leapfrog.

Molly Hayes

The youngest of the original group, energetic eleven year old Molly has an affinity for goofy animal hats and cutesy-talk - though she is actually much smarter than she lets on. She doesn’t fully believe her parents Gene and Alice are evil telepathic mutants like the other Runaways claim. A mutant herself, Molly has super-strength, calling herself “Princess Powerful” (though the rest of the team insists on “Bruiser”). Molly gets mad when superheroes try to separate her from her friends, beating up the likes of Wolverine, Darkhawk, Punisher and Cloak. After exerting her abilities, Molly immediately falls asleep.

Victor Mancha

A later addition to the team after one of the Runaways dies, Victor thinks he is a regular geeky sixteen year old - until he discovers that those were false memories implanted in his two year old android brain by his creator, Ultron. Victor is originally taken hostage by the Runaways after discovering from a time-travelling Gertrude from the future named “Heroine” that he will become a supervillain named “Victorious”, and soon after learns that he is an android capable of manipulating anything with a electromagnetic field.


Seventeen year old Prince/Princess Xavin is an alien Super-Skrull in training.  Having no fixed gender, Xavin freely shapeshifts between human, skrull, male and female forms at will. First introduced as Karolina’s betrothed in an intergalactic arranged marriage, the stuck-up and militaristic Xavin becomes an indispensable member of the team, possessing all the abilities of the Fantastic Four and more: shape-shifting, pyrokinesis, invisibility, rock-like skin, psionic force fields, super-strength and elasticity.

Klara Prast

Being a fellow mutant and close to Molly’s age, twelve year old Klara immediately bonds with “Princess Powerful”. Born on a farm in Switzerland, Klara emigrated to America after her mother discovered her ability to control and communicate with plants and deemed her a witch, marrying her off to a abusive middle-aged man - hey, it was the 1900’s, after all. Klara was rescued from the past and brought to present day by Karolina Dean. Still very conservative in her thinking, the shy and quiet Klara struggles to adapt to modern life, escaping in a new-found love for video games and her friends. Molly calls her “Tower of Flower”, but she much prefers “Rose Red”.


More I Cannot Wish You (Full Performance)
Jesse L Martin (Joe West)
Victor Garber (Martin Stein)
John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn)

Velvet, I can wish you,
For the collar of your coat,
And fortune smiling all along your way,
But more I cannot wish you,
Than to wish you find your love,
Your own true love this day.

Mansions I can wish you,
Seven footmen all in red,
And calling cards upon a silver tray,
But more I cannot wish you,
Than to wish you find your love,
Your own true love this day.

Standing there,
Gazing at you,
With a sheep’s eye,
And a licorice tooth.

Music I can wish you,
Merry music while you’re young,
And wisdom when your hair has turned to gray,
But more I cannot wish you,
Than to wish you find your love,
Your own true love this day.

With a sheep’s eye,
And a licorice tooth,
And the strong arms,
To carry you away,
And the strong arms,
To carry you away.

(Update: video doesn’t cut off the intro now & added lyrics)

Dating Harry Wells would include...Earth-2

Originally posted by politeandnotgay

Anon requested: Can you do dating Harry Wells would include?

I really enjoyed this request! If you guys wanna see one of these as full imagine, just tell me!

I’m also going to write another set for if you were captured with Jesse and if he met you on Earth-1

  • Coming over with him to look for Jesse.
  • Trying to find your doppelganger.
  • Being introduced to the team as a ‘friend’
  • Although it’s obvious you’re something more
  • Being the only one who can calm him down.
  •  Joe, Barry, Caitlin and Cisco actually liking you
  • Stealing his gun and distracting him
  • Iris liking you
  • Being more technological than logically skilled
  • Being another voice of reason on the team
  • Being annoyed when you find out Harry killed a man
  • Becoming brief friends with Martin Stien
  • Helping the team
  • Traveling back to Earth-2 to save Jesse
  • Jesse thinking of you as a mother
  • Her crying in your arms as soon as she sees you
  • Jesse confiding in you
  • Sensing something was going to happen with Wally
  • Library dates
  • Henry liking you
  • Trying to persuade Harry to let Jesse branch out on her own, which doesn’t really work
  • Grodd knowing you, even though your counterpart never met him
  • Movie nights with Cisco
  • Harry worrying you’re going to get hurt
  • Even though you continuously prove that you can handle yourself
  • Nearly bursting into tears when you have to leave
  • Being a little too excited to come back
  • Not minding if Jesse wants to be a hero
  • Although you’re always thinking of her safety
  • Giving Wally and Jesse your blessing
  • Trying to contain Harry when he finds out
  • Reading the same book
  • Having completely different tastes in music
  • Hand holding
  • Iris confiding in you about her feelings in Barry
  • Being a really cute couple
The Flash S03E17 “Duet"

Can *clap* we *clap* talk *clap* about *clap* this *clap* amazing *clap* episode! 

Originally posted by humorengif

It could have been a a two-parter, but I understand Supergirl had to wrap things this week.

It was very Glee in some moments, but what you what from a (1) musical episode (2) with the cast that acted together in Glee singing cheesy songs (3) in a superhero show!

Originally posted by theflashdaily

PS: So good to see Blaine’s revenge on Sebastian after that rock salt slushie in the eye on Season 3

Originally posted by cinexphile

And the best part? Stein + Joe West = best couple 

Originally posted by sugar164

You know which two characters I want to see hanging out? Martin Stein and Harry Wells.

Assorted reasons:

  • Team “I care so much it scares me and the people around me”
  • About 0.05 chill between them
  • Constant arguing about absolutely everything
  • (Everyone is convinced they hate each other, but vehement arguments are their version of friendly banter.)
  • Jesse, Cisco and Jax commiserating about having to be their Supervising Adults most of the time
  • Jesse loves Martin. Jax is slightly scared of Harry. Cisco pits them against each other for his own amusement.
  • There’s only one working board marker so this means war
  • (No one has ever let Harry live down the time he did a power slide across the lab just to get to the last marker pen before Martin did.)
  • Imagine the absolute hell they’d unlease on anyone who tried to harm any of their kids

Just give me grumpy scientists who care too much hanging out and being argument buddies and absolutely destroying supervillains who come anywhere near their assorted adopted (or otherwise) young people.

Guys, I think I just figured out who Zoom is.....

Barry: What’s wrong? Are you ok?

Henry: It’s a party, come on. We can talk about all this tomorrow.

Barry: Talk about what?

Henry: Barry…

Barry: Are you not planning on sticking around?

Henry: Ok…Ok, do you think…Can you be all that you are becoming with me here?


Alright, lets over analyze this.

“Henry” is asking Barry if he thinks that he can reach his full potential while he’s here worrying him, because Henry wants him to reach his full POTENTIAL so he can eat his soul because he’s Zoom.

Henry has been missing since this episode to only return AFTER Barry got his ass beat by Zoom.

Then when Barry’s all down in the dumps about getting beaten and thinking he’ll never be able to go fast enough, you know who encourages him to suck it up and try harder?





DCTV Autistic Headcanons!

I have a few more, but these are my favourites and the ones with the most canon evidence behind them.

  • Barry Allen
  • Eobard Thawne
  • Harrison Wells (Earth 1)
  • Harrison “Harry” Wells (Earth 2)
  • Kara Danvers
  • Jesse Wells
  • Martin Stein
  • Ray Palmer

I am 100% down to elaborate on any of these, so if you’ve got questions just ask!

FW Style: Jess Stein

Jess Stein is a fashion blogger for a vintage website called TuulaVintage. Here she’s wearing a mix of Proenza Schouler and Zara. “I used to sell all my clothes on eBay" she tells The Inside Source about her love affair with the site. “I got a Celine bag a few weeks ago for 900 bucks. I use the bag all the time" 

(Photo: Melodie Jeng. Text by Jauretsi)