Wikia

Runaways Wiki

Gertrude Yorkes

Talk0
22pages on
this wiki
Gertrude Yorkes
Gertrude 001

Gertrude Yorkes
Arsenic
Heroine
Debut
Comic Vol. 1, p. 8
Personal
Gender Gender FemaleFemale
Age 15
Height 154.94 cm
Weight 56.6 kg
Hair Colour Brown - Dyed Purple
Eye Colour Green
Classification Runaway
Affiliation Los Angeles
Team Runaways
Family
Mother Stacey Yorkes
Father Dale Yorkes
Abilities
Psychic link to genetically engineered deinonychus, Old Lace.

Gertrude Yorkes (self-referred to as Arsenic[1]), is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics award-winning series, Runaways. She was created by author Brian K. Vaughan & artist Adrian Alphona, and debuted in Runaways vol. 1 #1 with most of the other main characters.[2] Like every member of the original Runaways, she is the daughter of evil villains with special abilities; in Gert's case, time-travellers.[2] Gertrude, often called "Gert" for short, is often regarded as the most "book-smart" of the Runaways yet also the most sarcastic and cynical.[2] She has socialist leanings and although ethnically Jewish, Gert is agnostic. Gert is bespectacled and somewhat overweight,[3] contrary to the typical notion of superheroines appearing physically fit and conventionally beautiful, making Gert unique among the heroines of the Marvel universe. Gert is known for her sarcastic one-liners, a pair of glasses, and brown dyed purple hair.[2]


TriviaEdit

In 2008, Marvel.com named Gert's death as the sixth out of ten best deaths in Marvel Comics history. [5[1]

Advertisement | Your ad here

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki