Karolina Dean is a main character on Runaways.

Character Description

Model-perfect exterior with a lot going on behind her professionally whitened smile, is burdened by the lofty expectations and responsibilities put upon her by her parents. Underneath her veneer of privilege and perfection, Karolina is experiencing a newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires.[2]

A seemingly model-perfect church girl, but there's more going on behind her plastered-on smile than you might expect.[1]


Throughout Runaways


Karolina is shown to be very optimistic and bubbly, but it is later revealed that she isn't as happy as she seems to be. However, she still seems to be the most positive one in the group and tries to be friendly with everyone.

Physical Appearance

Karolina is a beautiful tall, thin female with long wavy blonde hair. She has bright blue eyes and is shown to have a preppy casual fashion style.

Skills and Abilities

Karolina has a unique, though yet explained, ability that manifests in the form of light and rainbow glowing skin. Seemingly, she cannot fully control these powers as they activate subconsciously when her Gibborim bracelet is removed, which inhibits her powers. She can also project this light into beams of energy, enough so to temporarily distract and disable others.



Season One
Season Two


  • As of Reunion, it is hinted that Karolina is questioning her sexuality.
  • In Doomsday, Karolina kisses Nico, showing her love and attraction towards girls.


Season One Promotional

Reunion (1x01)

Rewind (1x02)

Destiny (1x03)

Fifteen (1x04)

Kingdom (1x05)

Metamorphosis (1x06)

Refraction (1x07)

Tsunami (1x08)

Doomsday (1x09)

Hostile (1x10)

Season Two Promotional

Gimmie Shelter (2x01)

Radio On (2x02)

Double Zeros (2x03)

Old School (2x04)

Rock Bottom (2x05)

Bury Another (2x06)

Last Rites (2x07)

Past Life (2x08)

Big Shot (2x09)

Hostile Takeover (2x10)

Last Waltz (2x11)

Earth Angel (2x12)

Split Up (2x13)


See Also

Runaways Characters

Alex WilderNico MinoruKarolina DeanGert YorkesChase SteinMolly HernandezOld Lace


Catherine WilderGeoffrey WilderLeslie DeanFrank DeanJanet SteinVictor SteinStacey YorkesDale YorkesTina MinoruRobert MinoruAlice HernandezGene HernandezJonah

Recurring Characters

AuraBrandonDarius DavisEiffelFrancesDestiny GonzalezVaughn KayeKincaidAmy Minoru

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