Alex was just a lowly shy kid who admired the East Coast superheroes like Spiderman and everyone else. He spends most of his time playing superhero based MMORP games online. When his parents had their annual “fundraising” event with other members of The Pride, he and the other kids observed them doing a dastardly deed and then they decided to run away from them.
Alex has no superpowers or special abilities in comparison to the other kids. However, Alex does possess a genius-level of intellect as well as great leadership abilities. He serves as the de facto leader of the Runaways. He also stumbles across their parents’ secret book The Abstract (a book detailing the history of The Pride) as well as The Abstract Decoder Ring, and uses his intelligence to translate the book, which helps the Runaways along the way. While many of the Runaways wanted to use “code names” (to be like superheroes) when they go on the run, be he opts not to as he wants to “redeem the Wilder name.” Alex does have a dark side as well, and that won’t be spoiled. We’ll just have to wait and see on the show for that.
Alex will be played by Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf, Casual) in the upcoming adaptation.