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