|Real Name||Ava Ayala|
|Alternate Identity||White Tiger|
|Powers and Abilities||Enhanced Reflexes, Martial Arts|
|Allies|| Iron Fist|
Ava Ayala, also known as White Tiger, is a superhero who is part of a S.H.I.E.L.D. team designed to train teenage heroes.
Ava became White Tiger after her father was heavily injured by Kraven the Hunter during the latter's seeking of his power. Her father passed the Tiger Amulet down to her and instructed that it be best for it not to be abducted. She then became the White Tiger and eventually joined S.H.I.E.L.D. shortly after becoming a hero.
Pre-desturction of S.H.I.E.L.D. HelicarrierEdit
Spider-Man took Nick Fury's previous advice to him in stride and went to join S.H.I.E.L.D. on his own freewill. During his battle against several automated robots, White Tiger watched his fight. She criticized his fighting style, stating that he was merely going around the combatants and smashing them. As Nova questioned Nick Fury for testing Spider-Man without his consent, White Tiger mocked him for still believing himself to be in charge and called him cute. As the four analyzed him, White Tiger referred to him as someone with low self-esteem and an identification with bugs merely because he named himself Spider-Man. As Iron Fist compared Spider-Man's criticism to the group's unknowing of him, White Tiger stated that she would clean the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier for a month if Spider-Man were to join. White Tiger also stated she would clean toilets as well, following Iron Fist's questioning of such. She high-fived the three shortly afterwards.
Spider-Man made his way of the Helicarrier, on a motorcycle designed for him and was having difficulty using it. Luckily, White Tiger and the others came to his aid, in which she piloted the motorcycle after he was removed from it by Nova. As Spider-Man asked whom they were, she introduced herself and explained her capabilities to him. She tried to introduce Luke by his real name, but was cut off by the latter in mid-speech. Luke instead wanted to identify himself as Power Man, something White Tiger opted to let him do. She returned to the Helicarrier with Spider-Man and her group and was ecstatic to win her bet after he chose to not join the group. Soon enough, Spider-Man was cornered by the Frightful Four sans Trapster and was having a difficult time facing the three by himself. To even the odds, White Tiger and her teammates came to his aid.
She jumped on him and was told by Spider-Man that their help was unneeded, as he believed he was on the verge of winning. White Tiger did not agree, instead removing the device placed on Spider-Man's chest by the group and soon enough, was struck from behind by Klaw. She continued to fight him and mocked the villain before being struck in the mouth and knocked unconscious instantly. As she began to fall headfirst, Spider-Man saved her. She was not easily impressed, citing that she could save herself before being placed with her teammates as Spider-Man alerted them of their real priority: protecting the civilians. She abided by his decision and protected the civilians as he faced the Frightful Four alone. During her protecting of the civilians, she was struck in the back alongside Nova and Power Man by Wizard. She later met with Spider-Man as his alter ego Peter Parker during a day at his school and introduced herself.
Doctor Doom captureEdit
As Peter and Sam were sent to detention, Ava had already been sent there at the instructions of principal Coulson. After a tunnel ride, she emerged in costume and announced her presence before stopping to notice Spider-Man and Nova bickering before walking off. She briefly questioned where the group had been sent before hearing a transmission from Nick Fury. After noticing the group was underwater, she concluded that she loved working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and met back up with the others. As Spider-Man and Nova settled their differences by having a bet to see who could destroy more robots, White Tiger made an irritated remark while standing on the sidelines with Iron Fist and Power Man.
As White Tiger yearned for respect, she concluded that the group should bring in someone from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most wanted list after Spider-Man brought up all the villains he had defeated during his year of being a superhero. As she looked through the database, she wanted the group to make sure they found a villain they could handle. Just then, Nova requested the group go after Doctor Doom and sped off as the others pursued him. As they were aboard a ship, White Tiger urged them to turn the ship off, claiming as fact that the group was not going to go after Doctor Doom. Spider-Man agreed with her, much to her relief. However, as she moved in, the ship's door shut and took off. As they flew off, she concluded that she hated the entire group. Spider-Man became worried and started to check in on the others as the ship flew. After Spider-Man asked if she was trying to create a battle strategy, White Tiger revealed she was merely doing her homework before the battle.
Within hours, the group arrived at Latveria and were attacked by several Octobots. During the battle, she sliced through one of the Octobots and regrouped with the others after the remainder were destroyed. Soon enough, the group was attacked by Doctor Doom himself, whom emerged from his castle. To their surprise, Nova was able to defeat Doom with several blasts. In their ships, White Tiger and the others returned to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and discovered that Doom was merely a robot replica with several inside of the one they captured. As White Tiger pursed a lone Doombot, she concluded that they were splitting up to do the most damage and believed the group would need to contain them. As Spider-Man asked her how fast she could reach the core, White Tiger revealed it to be below them and told the others to follow her coordinates.
As White Tiger and the others made their efforts, Nova was ultimately the one who stopped the Helicarrier from being destroyed. As the group was scolded by Nick Fury for their actions, Spider-Man was the first of them to admit fault. However, White Tiger and the others soon followed and admitted their own involvement. As the group received a taunting message from the real Doctor Doom, Nova prepared to depart for Latveria. She and the others chased after him.
As she and the rest of the group made their presence in Peter's life known, they started to deteriorate his friendship with Harry Osborn. As Peter and Harry briefly talked, Ava and the rest of the team requested his presence during a meeting and dragged him away from Harry. In actuality, the group simply wanted to laugh at Spider-Man's previous exposure of his underwear in his presence. Ava questioned Peter as to why she had to hear of Peter's accident from Nick Fury and not him, of which Peter reminded her he had just arrived. As the group continued to stick their matters into Peter's personal life, Ava was in attendance with the others to Harry Osborn's party. During which, the group briefly held an exchange with Mary Jane Watson and Ava showed disgust at Sam's eating of the nachos. As the symbiote started to wreak havoc, Ava ordered an evacuation as she grabbed Mary Jane, in an attempt to escort her to safety.
During the symbiote's tenure, it enveloped Nova. As the four came across their ally-turned-foe, White Tiger asked Spider-Man on how the group would be able to prevent the symbiote from causing any harm without harming their teammate. As Power Man attacked it, he ripped the symbiote off of Nova. As he himself was enveloped, White Tiger screamed out his name in horror. She fought against the symbiote when it later came into play after taking Iron Fist as it's host and watched as Spider-Man allowed himself to be taken. Spider-Man was able to defeat it after he shocked it. Shortly afterwards, White Tiger and Power Man laughed at Iron Fist's exposed body and were confronted by Harry Osborn on the whereabouts of Peter. Three of the four made insults about him, with Ava's receiving an awkward silence as she tried to make fun of him for only being a ninety-eight percent average.
Meeting and saving Iron ManEdit
Spider-Man was chased by Living Laser throughout New York. Fortunately for him, the group came to his aid. As they stood, White Tiger voiced her hope that they would be able to defeat Living Laser without destroying the city. As White Tiger and the others prepared to be vaporized, Living Laser disappeared before their very eyes. As she heard a sound, White Tiger made it known that she was hearing a familiar sound. As Iron Man arrived, Spider-Man wondered what he and Nick Fury were talking about. White Tiger believed it to be something related to security. As Spider-Man stared at Iron Man, she asked him if he was done.
Later on, she trained with the rest of her team sans Spider-Man. Though the group argued over doing so, she concluded that if Spider-Man was late, they should train without him. However, Power Man cited that Spider-Man would show up, continuing by stating he always did. White Tiger believed that he mistook showing up for showing off. She continued by stating that there was no Spider-Man in team. After concluding their training, White Tiger corrected Nova before Spider-Man arrived in a new Iron Manlike suit. In a matter of days, Ava and the other members of the group began to despise Spider-Man's new suit, mainly due to his inability to control it. They confronted Nick Fury over it, with Ava stating that his suit had been throwing the group off in the field recently. As the group discussed their crisis with Nick Fury, the Living Laser showed up again. With Fury's decision to send them, White Tiger asked about Spider-Man's involvement before Fury revealed he was only sending them in.
White Tiger and the others went to confront him. As Spider-Man arrived to aid them, White Tiger openly questioned what Peter was doing there. Despite their combined efforts, the five proved ineffective towards beating him and the Living Laser escaped. As she walked away from him, White Tiger told him that he couldn't control the suit, even calling his own worst enemy in that suit. As Peter later arrived at the at the Helicarrier, Ava asked him what he was doing. After Spider-Man explained his failure and apologized to the group, Ava and the others surprised him by their statements relating to helping him. She told him to merely ditch his armor, as she and the others believed he worked better without it. The group arrived on the scene and through Spider-Man assistance, were able to prevent Iron Man from being taken over by the Living Laser permanently.
Spider-Man chased Batroc the Leaper in New York. Ava as White Tiger came to his aid and told him that Nick Fury requested that he report back to S.H.I.E.L.D., much to Spider-Man's annoyance. Spider-Man told her not to be so official, instead to go after lone criminals. As she attacked Batroc the Leaper, he dodged her and soon enough, she fell flat on her face before getting up and seeing Spider-Man stop Batroc in his tracks. Ultimately, Batroc was sent leaping headfirst into a broadcast of J. Jonah Jameson. At Midtown High School, she partook in a P.E. exercise and failed to please her new teacher. Feeling her failure to be an unjust, she forced Peter to come with her to the school the next day, that being a Saturday. However, Peter slept in bed and only woke up when Ava called him.
She questioned where he was before he swore to her that he'd be there. She simply told him to hurry up before he appeared before her shortly after her statement, much to her annoyance. Finally in costume, she and Spider-Man came in front of the school and found the doors locked. As White Tiger thought the two should call for backup, Spider-Man urged her not to, citing that the two would be able to win the fight on their own.
An impostor with similar powers to Spider-Man started to save the city as a vigilante, which garnered the attention of Nick Fury. White Tiger was present for the meeting alongside the rest of her group and along with everyone else sans Spider-Man, she was more than willing to allow the impostor onto the team. As Spider-Man continued to berate the group for their decision and sneezed as he walked out, White Tiger hoped that she would not catch his cold. Spider-Man went and defeated Venom, after doing so coming to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and discovering White Tiger and the others had contracted his cold. Along with the others, she chased him off, angry over catching his cold.
Daily Bugle stakeoutEdit
She and the rest of her group would next be assigned to stakeout duty in watching out for J. Jonah Jameson, whom was under attack by the Beetle after slandering the latter in the media. She and the group continued their stakeout until they noticed Mary Jane Watson on her way to the building. White Tiger and the others made their way of the roof and into the Daily Bugle itself, splitting up as they did so. During their watch, she and the others split up in order to watch the building from all sides. However, she, Iron Fist, Nova and Power Man were defeated by Beetle one by one. The four all regain consciousness later and joined Spider-Man during his own face off with the villain.
After rejoining Spider-Man, she attacked Beetle on her own. During the attack, she was caught by Power Man after a direct hit from the Beetle and grabbed by him as well, ordering him to let go before the others helped her. After defeating him, White Tiger and the rest of the group prepared to take him to prison as Spider-Man conversed with Mary Jane over saving her life. Their mission a success, White Tiger and the rest escorted Beetle to prison.
Training with Captain AmericaEdit
She and the rest of her team received training from Captain America, whom easily overpowered the five. During the training session, she was tied against a pole with Luke after being bested in battle. Spider-Man was the last to be taken down and shortly after his defeat, the group received another round with the veteran hero. She fought him by herself and was propelled against Power Man, whom himself had been defeated earlier. After their session reached it's climax, Captain America left his shield in front of the group. She and the others started to converse on their match and discussed their enjoyment towards meeting him before Captain America's shield was projected out of the S.H.I.E.L.D.
Helicarrier after Power Man failed to catch it when Spider-Man threw it at him. After Spider-Man went to retrieve it, Captain America returned and asked her and the rest of the group what had become of his shield in his absence. She and the others explained and Captain America went with Spider-Man to retrieve it.
Reunion with Kraven the HunterEdit
During a training session, Ava became rampant and attacked Spider-Man without hesitation. Nova moved in to stop her, but was quickly defeated and tossed aside as she ran into the streets and caused havoc. During her destruction of property, she ate several foods rather maliciously. After waking out of her trance, she claimed to have not remembered anything during her previous state of being and remembered only hearing a drum beat before losing control. By the next day, she became careless towards keeping herself in any type of redeemable condition and instead, became disgusting to her teammates as she drank from the carton. She went out and tried to attack a man wearing a rat costume before being pushed away by Spider-Man. She urged him to leave her alone, something Peter did not want to do. Spider-Man stated that she was family and the team wasn't going to let her fall like that.
She dusted him off and continued on her pursuit. She eventually found Kraven the Hunter, barely dodging a trap after Spider-Man came to her aid and pushed her out of the way. Though Kraven merely wanted her Tiger Amulet, White Tiger would not give it up and tried to fight him on her own. Despite Spider-Man's aid, she was less than willing to allow him to aid her and told him to leave her to face her own enemy. Spider-Man continued to ignore her wishes and fought by her side. As Spider-Man continued to question her, she revealed to him her motive for hating Kraven, being the fact that he had killed her father, as well as his own father. After Kraven managed to get her Tiger Amulet, Spider-Man believed the two to have won before White Tiger revealed that they had lost.
After Kraven stole her amulet, White Tiger was forced to resort to her own strength. Despite her initial unwillingness to do so, she found herself trying to fight off Kraven and several of the tigers he had attracted since becoming mutated by the Tiger Amulet. She succeeded in retrieving it and quickly overpowered Kraven. He was still unwilling to give up and she and Spider-Man took turns attacking him. After Kraven laid weakened, White Tiger prepared to finish him off before Spider-Man stopped her. Taking this as a mere obstacle, she ordered him to get out of her way. However, Spider-Man would not do so and instead revealed to her the story of how he lost his uncle. She related to him and chose to merely have Kraven incarcerated for his crimes. The two later talked privately, with Ava giving Spider-Man a hug for his involvement in stopping her old enemy. However, their conversation was cut short by the meddling of Nova, whom had spent his time recording the two. She chased after him, soon followed by Spider-Man, whom himself wanted to get the two fighting on video.
White Tiger is voiced by Caitlyn Taylor Love.
So far, the only adapted version of any of the White Tigers.
In the ComicsEdit
Ava is the fifth person to use the name White Tiger and the sister of the original. Ironically, one of the versions worked for Heroes for Hire, the team started by Power Man and Iron Fist.