The Pride in the comics

Original Pride

Although The Pride was the center of focus throughout the first volume of the series, their actual origin was only covered in the thirteenth issue. The six couples were called together in 1985 by the Gibborim ( read at own risk ), three mythical giants who had ruled the world when it had “originally been one, serene utopia”. The Gibborim informed the couples (who revealed themselves to be aliens, time-travelers, magicians, scientists, mutants, and criminals) that they desired to turn the world into the same peaceful utopia it had been millions of years before, but did not have the strength. The Gibborim required the six couples’ help (“a Pride”) to wipe out the entire planet, and when they achieved their goal, six of the twelve who served them the best would be able to rule the world with them, while the other six would perish with the rest of the human race. The couples agreed and formed The Pride.

The Gibborim required a sacrifice every year for twenty-five years in order to get their strength. During this time, they had given The Pride wealth and had their abilities and powers enhanced so they could rule over the entire Los Angeles, to a point where Norman Osborn calls them “the dominant and most feared criminal organization of the West Coast.” Every year, The Pride gathered at the Wilder residence, using the excuse of an “annual charity fundraiser”, while in reality, they would perform the “Rite of Blood”, the ritual sacrifice of an innocent young female victim;  the spirit of the victim would then be fed to the Gibborim in the “Rite of Thunder”.

After Janet Stein became pregnant during their third year as The Pride, The Pride agreed to end its struggle against one another. Each couple would instead ensure their child would receive one of the six places in the coming paradise, so The Pride’s legacy could go on. Unbeknownst to the rest of The Pride, the Deans and the Hayes had made a deal: to murder the rest of The Pride and take the six tickets in paradise for themselves and their daughters, Karolina Dean and Molly Hayes, considering themselves superior to the other four families due to their natural abilities compared to the others’ reliance on technology and tools.

Seventeen years later, The Pride’s children see the Rite of Blood and run away. With the assistance of LAPD Lieutenant Flores, their parents frame their children for the murder of the innocent girl who served as their most recent sacrifice. A note left at the Deans’ house reveals that one of the Runaways is secretly loyal to the Pride. The mole within the Runaways tips off the Pride about their involvement with Cloak and Dagger and alerts the Pride of their new hideout, forcing the Runaways to escape.

During a ceremony at the Rite of Thunder, Alex obtains Nico‘s Staff of One, Chase‘s Fistigons and Gertrude‘s dinosaur, Old Lace, manipulating his teammates into defeat and reveals himself as the mole. In reality, he also discovered the Deans and Hayeses’ betrayal.

Alex manipulated the Runaways as a way of taking the six tickets in paradise for himself, his parents, Nico and offered the remaining two places for her parents. Nico brutally refuses his offer, beating up Alex in the process. Within seconds, the other Runaways retrieve their stolen items from Alex. Molly crushes the container carrying the girl’s soul, the Gibborim destroy Alex, and the undersea lair in which they offer the soul collapses, trapping The Pride inside. Right before the lair collapses, the rest of The Pride finally learns of the Deans and Hayeses betrayal.

The Runaways assume The Pride is dead, even though no bodies were found.

With their defeat, the activities and the true extent of the Pride’s influence in L.A. is reported to the public, leading to a slew of indictments, most notably within law enforcement ranging from theft to homicide. A news report three months later announces that the government is refusing to reveal any detail about the Pride or the Runaways (who are now known to the public as the Pride’s children and defeaters).


The Pride in the tv series

Geoffrey Wilder portrayed by Ryan Sands, Catherine Wilder portrayed by Angel Parker, Tina Minoru portrayed by Brittany Ishibashi, Robert Minoru portrayed by James Yaegashi, Dale Yorkes portrayed by Kevin Weisman, Stacey Yorkes portrayed by Brigid Brannagh, Leslie Dean portrayed by Annie Wersching, Frank Dean portrayed by Kip Pardue, Victor Stein portrayed by James Marsters, and Janet Stein portrayed by Ever Carradine

 

Of what is already known the TV series will lean more focus on the parents. Meaning that the TV show will explore more in depth about the parents involvement in The Pride. From what is known, Leslie Dean’s character from the tv series is different from the Comics. She runs a church instead of being a Hollywood star like Frank. Both of them run the Church of Gibborim ( coninsidence? )

Also the parents of Molly are not included into the TV series. I’m assuming a reason for that is budget. Because the show already has such a big cast adding even more would of been to big for the show to handle. Instead Molly is now adopted by the Yorkes and lives with them.

More information on The Pride will follow as the show progresses deeper into the story as we see it on screen. So keep this page into your mind.

 

 

 


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