|“||You! You weren't there for me, Abe! You were supposed to protect me! Dad was gone! Mom was lost in an alcohol haze. All I had to protect me was you! And you weren't there! That's it! That's why I really want to be a hero! The Prowler gives me control over my own life-- and power. Power I can use to protect the helpless.||„|
|~ Prowler to Abraham Brown.|
Hobie Brown, better known as the Prowler, is a reformed anti-villain from Marvel comics as a foe of Spider-Man.
Hobie Brown was a smart kid who nobody listened to. He was talented at inventing and designing, but was always looked down upon when he suggested something new. Tired of his talents being ignored, Hobie created a super-villain costume and turned to crime, becoming the Prowler. As Prowler, he would steal money, namely from the Daily Bugle, and return it as Hobie Brown, so that he could become the hero he had always wanted to be and impress his girlfriend.
This eventually led him to a confrontation with Spider-Man. Spidey beat and unmasked him, and Hobie told his story. Spider-Man let him go, thinking that he was through with crime. Spider-Man went to Hobie several times for favors, and they became something somewhat like allies.
Prowler's suit is armored, and has many weapons and paraphernalia to aide in his activities. Gauntlets on his wrists can fire sharp diamond-tipped darts, knockout gas, flames, a powerful blast of compressed air, and other weapons. His gloves are equipped with powerful claws that enable him to grip into walls. Pneumatics in his boots give him the ability to leap great distances.
Hobie Brown is also skilled at hand-to-hand combat such as tae kwon do.
In other media
Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Main article: Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis appears in the 2017 movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, where he is buying equipment that might set him on the path of becoming the Prowler in the future. He is portrayed by Donald Glover.
Spider- Man: Into the Spider-Verse
- Main article: Prowler (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
Aaron Davis appears in the 2018 animated Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He is voiced by Mahershala Ali, who also portrayed Cottonmouth in Marvel's Luke Cage.
In the video game Spider Man on Playstation 4, after Jefferson death as Miles fix the tv Aaron is only mentionned after a reporter talk about the tragedy that left Miles orphaned from a father and his mother as a widow.