Gert Yorkes picked up the X-Ray Specs in Victor Stein's lab when she and Chase Stein went to the Stein Mansion to investigate after witnessing the sacrifice of Destiny Gonzalez. Yorkes looked at Stein while wearing the specs, prompting Stein to hide his genitals with his hands as he suspected Yorkes to look at this body part. Yorkes and Stein then found the hidden Dematerialization Box and inspected it with the specs, concluding that it was empty.
Yorkes and Stein then headed to the Yorkes Residence to further their investigation as Molly Hernandez had told them that she had heard strange noises coming from the basement. Yorkes and Stein used the X-Ray Specs to inspect the basement from outside without finding anything irregular, prompting them to go into the basement themselves. Stein looked at Yorkes with the goggles, only to find out that she wore an apron which blocked X-rays. He then attempted to see through the heavy sealed door of the basement, but to no avail.
Determined to find out what lied beyond the door, Stein opened it. This caused the release of a creature inside the basement. Using the X-Ray Specs, Stein figured out that it actually was a real dinosaur.
Chase Stein took the X-Ray Specs when he and Molly Hernandez went to the Church of Gibborim Executive Office to rescue Karolina Dean who was being held captive by Jonah. As they were chased by several members of the Church of Gibborim, Stein, Dean and Hernandez hid behind a wall and Stein put the X-Ray Specs on to check whether they could safely leave. Stein saw Jonah through the goggles, who appeared as an incredibly bright and blinding being, forcing Stein to take off the specs.
Chase Stein took the X-Ray Specs with him when the Runaways infiltrated the Church of Gibborim Executive Office to prevent Jonah from perpetrating another sacrifice. Using the specs, Stein inspected the room in which the Dematerialization Boxes were, along with a tank seemingly containing a human body, appearing to Stein as a full skeleton. Once in the room, Stein realized that the man he had seen was none other than his own father.
Alex Wilder took the X-Ray Specs when the Runaways went to rescue Gert Yorkes and Chase Stein from the Yorkes Residence. Wilder was later given full ownership of the goggles by Chase Stein as he chose to leave the Runaways and return home, leaving both the X-Ray Specs and the Fistigons on Wilder's bed.
- X-Ray Vision: Like classical X-ray scanners, the X-Ray Specs are able to see through a variety of materials, ranging from human flesh to stone walls. However, they are some materials which block X-rays, meaning that the X-Ray Specs cannot see through them.
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