After discovering the dark truth about his parents, Alex Wilder decided to dedicate himself to making sure that they would survive their evil circumstances. Despite the twisted path that their criminal organization, the Pride, as well as their god-like overloads the Gibborim, set them on, the Wilders remained a family first.
To save his parents from themselves, Alex manipulated his fellow Pride children, the Runaways, to ensure his success. And though he ultimately wound up transported to another dimension, he would still not be denied the life he spent his childhood fighting for.
As young adults, Alex's criminal parents Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder found themselves recruited by the god-like Gibborim into a group called the Pride. Six couples, each with different abilities and talents, would get free criminal reign of the West Coast in exchange for yearly sacrifices of pure souls to the Gibborim. After 25 years, the Gibborim would be powerful enough to destroy the world and head into paradise with the members of the Pride.
When they started having children, the Pride decided to give their offspring their spots. And when teen Alex Wilder discovered this, he considered his parents heroes and developed a plan to make sure the duplicitous members of the Pride would not betray his loved ones.
To make that happen, he manipulated the other kids into going on the run, acquiring new skills, and upsetting the familial balance of power.