Gert Yorkes is the daughter of Dale and Stacey Yorkesand the adoptive sister of Molly Hernandez. Upon reuniting with her childhood friends, they discovered that their parents used PRIDE to cover up ceremonial sacrifices of the Church of Gibborim in order to restore Jonah, their benefactor. She and Molly also found out, that Dale and Stacey genetically engineered a Deinonychus, with whom Gert shared a telepathic link, being able to control the dinosaur. She teamed up with her friends and formed the Runaways, to stop PRIDE. Having been framed for Destiny's murder, and with no other choice, they are forced to run.