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Hobie Brown was a young inventor who worked as a window cleaner to pay the bills. While he was a window washer he was caught in a battle between the Stilt-Man and Spider-Man and was rescued by the latter. He was inspired by Stilt-Man's Suit enough to make his own secret identity.[2]


The Prowlers Suit is a modified coverall and is armored like a military flak suit which protects him from high explosive weaponry like anti-aircraft artillery, grenades, shotguns, land mines, shell blasts, and rocket fragments. The costume's cape can expand with air giving it a rigid shape allowing him to glide for short distances. Spare Cartridges for gauntlets. Rubber insulated pneumatic boots. The gauntlets have steel claws that facilitate climbing, and they can also be used as effective weapons in close quarters combat. Pneumatic glider cape. Highly compressed air in the Prowler’s boots allow him to leap remarkable distances. The Prowler uses a costume equipped with specially-designed high-tech weapons based on pneumatic technology. Gauntlets that shoot an assortment of projectiles; Sleeping gas pellets, cleaning fluid, steel darts, gas canisters capable of producing a damaging compressed air blast, and magnesium flares. The gauntlets are also tipped with steel claws.

The new version of the suit has all the abilities of the MK IV Spider-Armor. Hobie's suit; however, has the extra abilities to switch to and from Spider-Armor and Prowler Suit by pressing on the center button. The suit is able to shift temperature low enough to not give off a heat signature. It also gives it's user the ability to wall-crawl.[3]

Alternate Reality Versions

Image Description Issue
Aaron Davis (Earth-1048) from Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales 001.png On Earth-1048, the suit Aaron Davis wore resembled a more armored and high tech version of the one worn from Earth-616. The suit utilized cloaking capabilities, holographic technology capable of generating working shields and hologram duplicates of Davis, and gauntlets that fired both energy blasts and grappling lines and were adorned with claws. Inside the utility belt were Roxxon remote mines and grenades that countered Spider-Man's venom abilities. The suit also augmented the wearer's durability and strength, able to take hits from Spider-Man and push him hard enough to crater whatever surface he landed on. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Prowler (Aaron) (Earth-1610) from Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 3 1 0001.jpg On Earth-1610, the Prowler suit and moniker is worn by Aaron Davis, this version is less flashy compared to the main continuity, colored mostly black and being more fitted for stealth and espionage robberies. Aaron also equipment himself with gadgets such as night vision goggles and those belonging to other villains; the Tinkerer's Getaway Jacket that's used to shock people, Vulture's Flight Harness, Shocker's Vibro-Shock Gauntlets. Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 3 1
Hobart Brown (Earth-12041) Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 1 11.png On Earth-12041, Hobie Brown's Prowler suit that he used for robbery resembles the classic version of Earth-616, with the mask being a mix of the Earth-1610 version. The suit comes equipped with claws, wrist mounted guns and a green energy dagger. Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 1 11
Prowler's Suit from Spider-Man The Animated Series Season 4 11 001.jpg On, Earth-92131, Hobie Brown saved Richard Fisk from another prisoner's attempt on his life in Rooker's. The young Fisk informed his father, The Kingpin, who in turn had Hobie's name cleared. After Hobie's release, Kingpin gave him a "stealth battle-suit" as a token of his gratitude. Hobie dubbed himself "The Prowler", and hoped to use his new abilities to take down Iceberg. Prowler defeated Iceberg, but soon began to experience painful jolts of electricity. The Kingpin informed Prowler that he must return to him to re-charge, and that he now controlled him. If Prowler were to remove the suit, a self-destruct device would activate.[4] Spider-Man: The Animated Series Season 4 11
Aaron Davis (Earth-TRN700) from Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse 004.png On Earth-TRN700, while Aaron Davis wields the Prowler title, the suit he wears greatly resemble the classic Earth-616 version with a spiky collar. This version of the suit is mostly colored purple with a hint of blue on the sides (similar to the Eric Cross' version of the Prowler). The suit comes equipped boots that help the wearer jump higher, the lenses on the mask with thermal vision and heavily armored gauntlets with spikes and claws. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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