Aaron Davis was a burglar and career criminal. His brother used to be his partner in crime. Whereas his brother reformed when he became a father, Aaron continued his criminal activities as the Prowler and became estranged from his brother. While stealing technology from Osborn Industries under orders from Roxxon, a spider genetically enhanced with the Oz formula crawled into his bag and later bit Miles Morales, granting his nephew powers and turning him into the new Spider-Man.[1]

While Davis was in Mexico settling accounts with the Scorpion, he was imprisoned. He escaped and went to the Tinkerer's hideout to blame him for the equipment he made. When both talked about Peter Parker's origin as Spider-Man, Aaron realized the spider that bit Miles in his house was from Osborn Industries, and that Miles was the new Spider-Man. To keep it a secret, Davis shot Tinkerer and went to visit Miles.[1]

Using Miles' secret, he blackmailed his own nephew into helping him defeat Scorpion. After Scorpion was defeated by the joined forces of Spider-Man and Prowler, he tried to force Miles to continue working for him.[2]

Miles made an ultimatum where his uncle was to stay away from his family and to leave New York City forever, Davis decided to use his vibro-shock gauntlets to eliminate Miles. At the climax of the battle, one of Aaron's damaged vibro-shock gauntlets exploded. The blast left Aaron severely injured. Before losing consciousness, Aaron cryptically told Miles that he was very much like him as Miles could only look on in horror at his uncle's state. Davis was reported to have died from his injuries the following day.[3]

Sinister Six Reborn

Following the destruction and rebirth of the Multiverse, Miles found himself stranded in a different reality than his own, with all of his life having being transplanted to this reality.[4] It is possible that also resulted in Aaron's return, who suddenly found himself alive, in his own words, waking up in a bed like his death had never happened.[5]

Returning to criminal activities, Aaron bought an Iron Spider Armor off the black market and reformed the Sinister Six by recruiting Hobgoblin, Sandman, Electro, Bombshell, and the Spot, with the intention to steal a decommissioned S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.[6]


Master Thief: Aaron is a highly skilled thief, and is skilled in stealth, picking locks, escapology, evading alarms and cracking safes. He has been described as the most dangerous thief in America.[7]

Olympic Level Athlete: He has reflexes, agility, and stamina of an Olympic level acrobat. He is physically very strong and athletic and has great physical endurance.[citation needed]

Expert Acrobat: Aaron is particularly a skilled acrobat and capable of many difficult feats.[citation needed]

Expert Martial Artist: Aaron is expert martial artist, easily defeating his nephew Miles and Scorpion's many henchmen.[citation needed]

Expert Marksman: He is expert marksman, easily shooting many henchmen without aiming.[citation needed]

Strength level

Aaron possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in intense regular exercise and is considered athletic.[citation needed]


Without his equipment, Aaron is a normal human and is as susceptible to physical injury and disease as any other normal human.[citation needed]


Iron Spider Armor[6]

  • Aaron's Prowler mask was fairly similar in design to Deadpool's side from the color palette.

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