Molly Hayes

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Molly Hayes in Runaways v1 #6.

Molly Hayes is a female comic superhero who features in Marvel Comics.



Molly Hayes


Personality and attributes

After manifesting her powers, she wanted to pick the codename Princess Powerful though Chase called her Bruiser. (Runaways v1 #6)

Her grandmother was Dr. Hayes who was responsible for creating the X-Gene in Molly's parents. According to her, her research had allowed her to mould their DNA giving them their powers and she could have given them immortality. However, they sought to join the Pride against the wishes of Dr. Hayes and thus they departed from her life. (Runaways v5 #5) She had performed genetic experiments on cats within her care and instilled in them telepathic powers where they served her and she could command them with a thought. Dr. Hayes cared for her granddaughter Molly and wanted to keep her in her life. (Runaways v5 #6)

Powers and abilities

Super-strength in Runaways v1 #15.

Initially, she seemed to had been a normal human as scans did not show any trace of the X-Gene. (Runaways v1 #5) She was born with her powers thus seemingly showing her to be a Mutant when these abilities came to manifest. (Runaways v1 #6)


  • Molly Hayes was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona where she made her first appearance in Runaways v1 #1 (July, 2003).

Alternate Versions

  • In What If? House of M v1 #1 (2009), an alternate version of Molly was shown to inhabit the reality of Earth-2912. This version along with the other Runaways became the Young Avengers with Molly taking the name of Princess Powerful.
  • In X-Men: Battle of the Atom v1 #1 (2013), an alternate possible version of Molly appeared in the setting who was said to come from Earth-13729. This alternate timeline was set 25 years in the future where she was mind controlled by Xavier and became a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants.

In other media


  • In Runaways, Molly Hayes Hernandez appeared in the live-action Hulu televisions series where she was portrayed by actor Allegra Acosta.

Video games

  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Molly Hayes appeared as a playable character in the setting of the Facebook video game.


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  • Runaways v5:

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