Aaron Davis is known as the Prowler, a world-class criminal and the most dangerous thief in America.
In Reality-1610, thief Aaron Davis exposes his brother, Jefferson, to organized crime by tricking him into attending a meeting with Turk, a subordinate of Wilson Fisk. Together, they lived a life of crime and went to jail for it. While Jefferson later reformed from crime when he married Rio Morales and had a son, Miles Morales, Aaron became Prowler, the cat burglar.
Aaron and Miles spent time together watching martial arts movies, despite Jefferson’s wishes that Miles stay away from Aaron’s influence on account of his criminal background.
As the Prowler, he is hired by Phillip Roxxon to burglarize a closed Oscorp facility and left, unknowingly with Dr. Markus’ specimen 42, an Oz-enhanced spider. His nephew, thirteen-year-old Miles, wins a lottery that enables him to enroll at the Brooklyn Visions Academy, a charter school; while telling his uncle the news, Miles is bitten by the enhanced spider and gained spider-like powers, making him the next Spider-Man.
Heisted High-Tech Weaponry
Growing up a thief to survive, Aaron becomes the Prowler and is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant. Though without superhuman powers, he uses technology made by the Tinkerer to aid him in his criminal pursuits. He starts with the Getaway Jacket which electrocutes anyone nearby, allowing time for Prowler to escape. He later acquires an electric suit, a winged suit that propels projectiles at high speeds, and electric gauntlets that fire powerful blasts.
Maximus Gargan, aka The Scorpion, a Mexican kingpin is Prowler’s ganster rival in Mexico City whom Prowler demands money from without delivering a package. The Scorpion comes to America for revenge on the Prowler and in a hostile takeover claims territory and becomes the kingpin of New York.
When Aaron is young, he and his brother Jefferson engage in criminal activity to survive. He saves Jefferson’s life but they both eventually end up in jail. While Jefferson reforms his life of crime, Aaron continues as the Prowler, a cat burglar, which causes friction between the brothers. This conflict makes Jefferson restrict his son Miles’ time with his uncle.
Miles Morales is Aaron’s nephew, son to his brother Jefferson. Aaron has an unintentional hand in helping Miles become Spider-Man and later uses him to take out his criminal competition, The Scorpion. In trying to control Miles, it results in a blood feud and ends in a deadly battle where Aaron dies.
Prowler’s Rap Sheet
Prowler leaves New York City for Mexico City to face his rival The Scorpion who owes him money. He takes a getaway jacket that electrocutes anyone near him so as to defend himself from Scorpion’s cronies, a jacket that he acquired from the Tinkerer. After collecting his bounty from Scorpion, he leaves but gets held up by the cops, his jacket fails him and he’s arrested.
Upon his return to NYC, he attacks Tinkerer for selling him bad merchandise and questions him about the new Spider-Man in the papers. Tinkerer revealed that Osborn created a genetically-altered spider that created the now deceased Spider-Man. Connecting the dots, he realized the new Spider-Man is his nephew Miles and to protect the secret, he kills Tinkerer with a shot to the head. He takes Tinkerer’s tech for himself including a winged suit, an electric suit and gauntlets.
Deducing the new Spider-Man’s identity, Aaron confronted Miles at school with the truth. He gets kicked off campus by campus security and later encountered The Scorpion back at Tinkerer’s warehouse. Using his new winged suit, Prowler attacked Scorpion by firing off wing shards that have no effect on him. As such, he fled Scorpion’s clutches.
As Uncle Aaron, he convinced Miles to meet him and revealed his identity as Prowler. He explained how the spider that bit him was a stowaway and proceeded to test Miles’ abilities. He then bribed Miles to train him or else he’ll reveal his identity to his father who is anti-mutant. Still Miles refused but then Prowler used Miles’ desire to take down bad guys and convinced him to take down The Scorpion, all to help him remove his competition.
To maintain control, Prowler threatened to tell Miles’ father he was Spider-Man, and when Miles refused to work for him, a fight ensued, during which Prowler’s gauntlet equipment malfunctioned, causing his death. Miles blamed himself and Jefferson blamed Spider-Man for Aaron’s death, reaffirming Miles’ feelings that he couldn’t tell his parents he was Spider-Man.