|“||When things calm down, I'll come for you. I'll find you. We have a connection. You're the Costello to my Abbott. The Harpo to my Groucho. The Old Lace to my Arsenic. Goodbye, Old Lace.||„|
|~ Gert to Old Lace|
Old Lace is a main character in the Hulu television series, Runaways. She is a female Deinonychus brought back to life by Dale and Stacey Yorkes to protect their family. She formed a psychic link with Gert Yorkes, becoming her friend and protector.
Old Lace was a dinosaur recreated by the Yorkes to protect themselves and their daughters, Gert Yorkes and Molly Hernandez. Her existence was kept secret from everyone. After the Runaways are forced to go on the run, Gert makes Old Lace their de-facto protector, whom she is psycically linked to.
Old Lace has an agressive behavior, mostly appearing violent, ferocious, and dangerous. However, she is genuinely tamed by Gert Yorkes, turning her into a pet of sorts She will usually follow Gert's instructions, never attacking anyone or something unless she is told to. However, her connecton to Gert can also be dangerous, especially being a danger to Gert herself. She was at first reluctant to let anyone touch her, but Gert's adoptive sister, Molly and Gert's boyfriend Chase, are able to touch her without getting a violent reaction.
Powers and Abilities
- Deinonychus Physiology: As a Deinonychus, Old Lace possesses several distinctive traits.
- Enhanced Strength: She has a greater strength than the average human. Old Lace was able to overpower enemies whenever they prove to be too dangerous.
- Superhuman Speed: She has a faster speed than both a human and an average dinosaur due to scientific research. She is able to pounce on her opponents whenever they don't realize it.
- Telepathic Link: Old Lace shares a telepathic link with Gert Yorkes which allowed them to form a bond. Given time and experience, their telepathic connection grew. Their connection became so strong, that at a point where when Old Lace was poisoned, Gert became ill along with the dinosaur, though her symptoms were only psychosomatic.