Gertrude "Gert" Yorkes is a main character on Runaways. Due to an unfortunate fire, Molly Hernandez was orphaned and, as a result, Gert's parents, Dale and Stacey Yorkes, took Molly in and are raising her as their own, making them adoptive siblings.[2]

Character Description

A purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary "riot grrrl". Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings.[3]


Throughout the Series

Season One


Fast-talking and quick-witted, Gert’s never afraid to speak her mind and stand up for what she thinks is right.[1] Gert is seen to be a strong feminist and hopes to start an anti-patriarchy club in her school.

Physical Appearance

As of season one, Gert is shown to have short purple hair with bangs and round eyeglasses. However, her original hair color is brown according to their group photo and comics. Gert also wears earrings and has a punk fashion style.

Skills and Abilities



Season One
Season Two



Season One Promotional

Reunion (1x01)

Rewind (1x02)

Destiny (1x03)

Fifteen (1x04)

Kingdom (1x05)

Metamorphosis (1x06)

Refraction (1x07)

Tsunami (1x08)

Doomsday (1x09)

Hostile (1x10)

Season Two Promotional


See Also

Runaways Characters

Alex WilderChase SteinNico MinoruKarolina DeanGert YorkesMolly Hernandez


JonahLeslie DeanFrank DeanCatherine WilderGeoffrey WilderVictor SteinJanet SteinStacey YorkesDale YorkesTina MinoruRobert Minoru