In Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Uncle Aaron is a villain, but he also loves his family, as seen in this missed detail this fan points out.
In Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Uncle Aaron appears in an easily missable scene that a fan has now pointed out. Uncle Aaron is a complicated character with a sketchy past, and his sister-in-law, Miles’ mother Rio knows it, which is why he’s on the sidelines and out of sight. Along with having a rocky relationship with his sister, Uncle Aaron has a double life as The Prowler and juggles his villainy, sometimes at odds with his nephew Miles, who he knows is Spider-Man.
As far as anti-heroes go, The Prowler is a less advanced Iron Man with a Black Cat penchant for breaking into places and stealing advanced tech. Aaron Davis had been involved in theft since he was young, with his brother Jefferson chastising him to stop. As Aaron promised, his theft escalated and he developed a costume with parts he either created himself or stole. His costume combined with his natural athleticism and intelligence make him a wary adversary specializing in sabotage and subterfuge. It can be encountered throughout Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales in various scenes, from sneaking into Roxxon labs to running subways.
Reddit user bananaman-thaaf posted that even though he purchased the game in January 2021, it wasn’t until now that he noticed Uncle Aaron could be found and interacted with in the area leading to the Rio’s speech against Roxxon and their experimental Nuform fuel. On the way to the stage, Miles can talk to a girl painting a mural, Gloria, and just before the stage, to the left next to a volunteer booth, Uncle Aaron can be seen leaning against a transformer. He can interact with him, assuring Miles that he will leave before Rio sees him. But it seems like everyone who’s played Spider-Man: Miles Morales I found it.
The post asked others how long it took them to notice lowly Uncle Aaron and the responses were pretty mixed. While many Reddit users didn’t believe anyone could have browsed through the game without seeing it, nearly half of the replies had stories similar to bananaman-thaaf. It was right after the moment in the game where Uncle Aaron found out that Miles was Spider-Man and complimented his costume. Some players felt it was hard to miss. However, some users have reported that they didn’t see him standing there until their fourth playthrough. Sure, The Prowler is stealthy and good at flying under the radar, but maybe too good.
Uncle Aaron’s complicated relationship with Miles stems from his own criminality, the same reason his brother wanted him out of his life. The Prowler plays a pivotal role in the story which, however, can help redeem it. Uncle Aaron really cares about Rio and Miles, and his community. Although he knew Spider-Man’s secret identity, he did not use it against him or try to harm him, and instead began to adopt Miles’ mark of vigilance. While it’s hard to say if Uncle Aaron will stay on this new path or return to flying, he will always watch over his brother’s family.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is available for PS5, PS4 and PC.
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