Aaron Davis
Alias(es) Prowler
Appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Status Deceased
Actor Mahershala Ali

Aaron Davis was a costumed thief and supervillain known as the Prowler. He was also the brother of Jefferson Davis and the uncle of Miles Morales.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Early life

Not much is known about Aaron's past, except that he is Jefferson's brother, when they were young, they used to tag buildings with grafitti, and other assorted mischief. However, as they grew up, Jefferson grew out of his delinquent behavior and eventually became a police officer.

Aaron unfortunately went in the opposite direction, becoming a career criminal, taking combat training to be an enforcer, and a costume, becoming the fearsome supervillain "Prowler". He eventually came into the service of New York City's top crime boss Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin, serving as his chief enforcer.

Hanging Out with Miles

Aaron Davis is first seen where after his nephew, Miles Morales, meets a girl named "Gwanda", he asks him for advice on how to talk to her by doing Casanova style and claiming it to be "proved science". He then encourages Miles to pursue his passion for graffiti. He takes him to a subway station, where he draws various pieces. Soon Aaron gets a text that tells him he is needed and he tells Miles that they have to go. Before they leave, a strange, glowing spider (making it's way there via dimensional disruption) lowered onto Miles' hand and bit him. Unfazed by this, Miles simply swatted it away, unaware of the vast changes the spider's bite would have on him.

Battle with Spider-Man and Pursuit of Miles

Later, Miles is unable to call Aaron, who claims to be away on some business. Having developed strange abilities overnight and seeking answers, he returns to the tunnel, finding the dead spider. As it "glitched" due to it's interdimensional nature, he overhears commotion and discovers Spider-Man battling the Green Goblin. He eventually discovers the Super-Collider chamber, and as it powers up, the Prowler is sent by Kingpin to assist Green Goblin in fighting Spider-Man. Spider-Man is forced to battle the villain, being able to hold his own.

However, after Green Goblin's attempt to kill Spider-Man by putting him in the beam fails, it causes the super-collider to kill Green Goblin and injure Spider-Man in the process. Prowler moved to finish the wounded hero but it’s held back by his employer who talks with him. After Kingpin kills Spider-Man, Miles out of shock causes himself to be exposed which has Kingpin send Prowler to kill him. Miles manages to escape from him after a subway train nearly runs him over and he ducts for cover when the villain uses his motorcycle.

Conflict with the other Spider-Men and death

After Miles disappears from school (once deciding to help all the Spider-People return to their own dimensions), Jefferson tries to contact Aaron for help but can’t get in contact. When Miles fails to prove himself to the heroes, he attempts to contact his father but instead goes to his Aaron's apartment to leave him a note about him leaving. The Prowler enters his apartment, which causes Miles to become invisible to hide from him. The Prowler searches for intruders before he answers a call from Kingpin about the recent events in the tunnel, while assuring his boss that he’ll handle the witness before he takes his mask off revealing himself to be Aaron. This shocks Miles to learn that his uncle is a supervillain working for Kingpin and believe that his father was right about Aaron. Miles tries to escape but Prowler hears his leaving and pursues him. Miles manages to escape through a traffic accident but Prowler watches his nephew leave (not knowing that he is a new Spider-Man) and decides to trail him and discover his allies' location.

Kingpin sends Prowler, Doctor Octopus, Scorpion and Tombstone to Aunt May's house to kill all the Spider-People there. After a huge battle that destroys much of the house, Peter B. Parker holds Prowler off until Miles escapes with the USB (which will send all the Spider-People back to their dimensions). After slipping away from Peter B. Parker, Prowler pursues Miles once again, corners him and starts strangling him until Miles willingly takes his Spider-Man mask off, which shocks Prowler who also takes his mask off. Kingpin contacts him and order go for the kill. Realizing that he can't go through with killing Miles and working for Kingpin anymore, he refuses to kill Miles. This causes Kingpin to shoot him in the back for his hesitation. After Peter kicks Kingpin away, Miles takes his wounded uncle into an alleyway where Aaron apologizes to him for everything and tells Miles that he is the best and to keep going until he dies in his nephew's arms. Jefferson and the police arrive to arrest this Spider-Man but he flees. This causes Jefferson to think that this Spider-Man killed his brother.

Character traits

To be added


Appearances/Voice Actors

Behind the scenes

To be added


  • This is the second film incarnation of the Prowler.
  • In the comics, the original Prowler is Hobie Brown, a small time thief turned costumed criminal who would later become an ally of Spider-Man as a vigilante.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

To be added

See Also

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+