Ponyboy Curtis is the youngest of the Greasers. He is Darry and Soda's little brother. His parents died in a car accident, and he still gets good grades in school.
Ponyboy's character's turning point is when he runs away with Johnny, only to rethink their choices. The Socs then come and try to drown Ponyboy, and Johnny kills him. They run away to hide in an old church.
He is then seen as a kid who ran away from home in the night who killed someone at the park, and then ran away to hide from the police with his friend.