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"Can you believe we were ever a part of this?"
"I never really was."
"What do you mean?"
"You wouldn't understand. No matter where you go, or what you do, people see you. When someone like me walks through a door, no one really turns my way. Unless I just barfed orange juice onto my shoes."
"I remember that."
"That was one day. There were a hundred when you didn't realize I was standing right next to you."
"What do you care? You thought I was an idiot."
"I never thought that. I may have said that often and loudly, but it was a defence mechanism...'cause I felt ignored."
Chase Stein and Gert Yorks[src]

Gert Yorkes is a purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot girl. Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings.


Early Life


Gert in 2007

Gertrude Yorkes was born in 2001 to Dale Yorkes and Stacey Yorkes. She was childhood friends with Amy Minoru, Alex Wilder, Chase Stein, Karolina Dean, and Nico Minoru as they used to play together while their parents held secret meetings for the organization PRIDE.[2][3] Gert and Chase were partners in the eighth grade astronomy project.[4]

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On the surface, Gert Yorkes appears to be rebellious and confrontational. Consistently promoting a radical Social Justice agenda to anyone who will listen. However, this attitude is largely a front to mask her true feelings.[5]

Powers and Abilities


"Speaking of superpowers, Gert has a dinosaur she can order around."
Molly Hernandez[src]
  • Telepathic Link: Gert possesses a telepathic link with Old Lace, allowing her to form a bond with the creature and command it.


  • Multilingual: Aside from English, Gert is also fluent in Spanish.[2]







Appearances for Gert Yorkes

In chronological order:


  • In the comics, Gert Yorkes was also known as Arsenic.

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