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Karolina's bracelet inhibiting her powers

Originally believed by Karolina Dean to be a normal medical alert bracelet to warn about a penicillin allergy. However, when the Runaways were discovering the truth about their parents, Karolina and the others also discovered that the bracelet was actually made of a metallic material designed to inhibit her true nature and abilities to make her appear human.[5]

When she left Earth with Xavin to try to end the Skrull-Majesdanian War, Karolina gave the bracelet to Nico.[3] Nico kept the bracelet safe until Karolina's return when Xavin took possession of it.[4]

When Karolina believed she had to leave Earth to face trial, she gave the bracelet to Molly Hayes for safekeeping.[6]

It appears that Molly returned the bracelet to Karolina, and she has been seen again using it to suppress her abilities while attending Pomona College.[7]


Karolina Dean's medical alert bracelet is made out of a metallic material that naturally suppresses her her Majesdanian abilities.[8][9][10] With practice, Karolina was able to appear human without her bracelet,[11][1] but still employs the use of her bracelet at times.[12][7]

Alternate Reality Versions

Image Description Source
Church of Gibborim Bracelet from Marvel's Runaways Season 1 001.jpg

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

Karolina Dean's power-suppressing bracelet is technology disguised as religious bracelets worn by members of the Church of Gibborim.[2]
Marvel's Runaways


Alex Wilder (Earth-616) and Karolina Dean (Earth-616) from Runaways Vol 1 17 001.jpg
  • After he betrayed the Runaways, Alex Wilder used the Staff of One to conjure chains to restrain Karolina. Alex mentions that the chains were made of the same metallic material as her bracelet.[9]
Stretch (Earth-616) and Hunter (Pride) (Earth-616) with Stretch's Sword from Runaways Vol 2 17 001.jpg
  • While preparing for battle, the New Pride forged a sword out of the same material as Karolina's bracelet which disrupted her light when it came into contact with it.[10]

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