After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, six teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents’ actions and to discover the secrets of their origins.
Even though it may sound paint-by-numbers, there were a few comics like this back in the day. Gen-13 was another good one. The thing that made Runaways special was they were diverse and clever about it. They addressed tropes and the mistrusts these kids would have in their adults. Even ones like Captain America. And the show is embracing all of that.
Queer Plotline Timeline
Through the first season, Karolina comes to accept herself for who she is (alien and gaylien). She falls for her friend, Nico, who reciprocates.
In season two, their relationship is muddled by the fact that Karolina’s betrothed has shown up. Xavin takes the form of a woman, once they figure out that’s what Karolina’s into.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 1 Episode 9 “Doomsday” – Karolina kisses Nico.