As a long-time reader of comic books, one thing that always bugged me is when superheroes would lounge around in their off time, fully decked out in their costumes (worse is when they would just stand around in ultra-heroic poses for no apparent reason). So with RUNNERS, I wanted to ground the series in a certain reality by having characters change outfits occasionally, with the exception of Bocce (but that’s more of a personal choice on his end).

In this scene, Roka has lost the vest layer and Ril’s jacket is open. All the characters have also taken off their weapons, which makes a bit of sense since they’re all on “relax” mode. That being said, Cember does look funny to me without his signature hat.