Gene and Alice Hayes ("the Outcasts") were Molly Hayes's parents. The two were telepathic mutants who posed as a doctor and a speech therapist. Gene was a very awkward man, unwilling to talk about his daughter's puberty. His wife Alice was a strong and caring mother, but was still able to offer up her own daughter as a ransom to capture the five other runaways. The Hayes had no idea Molly was a mutant herself, but when Molly's supposed puberty was actually her mutant genes kicking in.
When the Gibborim had called the Hayes for the first meeting, Gene and Alice had been getting harassed by the neighbors, who had thrown rocks at them for being mutants. Just before a furious Gene was about to protect a whimpering Alice, the two had been called forth by the Gibborim. This led to the Hayes' strong hatred towards humans, a reason they were willing to conspire with the Deans to kill the human members of the Pride and ensure the six tickets in paradise for themselves, Molly, and the three Deans. The two could telepathically remove all memory and sedate people, but this has backfired on one occasion; when they had wiped Cloak's memory of ever encountering the runaways, Cloak and Dagger traveled back to New York, where after receiving a blow to the head, Cloak remembered.
- Their identical power signatures and an off hand comment about being "pureblood" has led to speculation that the union between Alice and her husband was incestuous.
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