Ava Ayala (Character)

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Codename: White Tiger

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Christos N. Gage

1st appearance: Avengers Academy #20, 2011

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Team Affiliations: Avengers Academy

Legal Status: Unknown

Height:  5’5           Weight: 112 lbs

Eyes: Brown          Hair: Black

Relatives: Nestor and Maria Ayala (Parents, Deceased), Hector Ayala/White Tiger (Uncle, deceased), Soledad Ayala (Sister in Law), Filipo Ayala (Sister)

Awilda Ayala-Del Toro (Sister), Rey Del Toro (Nephew), Marisol Del Toro (Niece), Angella Del Toro/White Tiger (Niece)

Skills and abilities: Basic hand to hand combat skills honed by Tigra in the Avengers Academy.

Powers: Enhanced strength, Speed, coordination, agility, stamina, reflexes, resilience, healing, vast practical knowledge of martial arts, she can also blend into her background similar to a chameleon. All these powers are granted while wearing the Jade Tiger Medallions.


Born into the Puerto Rican Ayala family, she was the baby of the family. By the time she was born her sister Awilda had her own kids and most of her siblings were already adults. She idolized her big brother Hector who was the first real Hispanic superhero of any note. Her father and mother were killed because they were the parents of a superhero. Devastated by the loss she moved in with her sister Awilda’s family.

When her niece Angela Del Toro retired from heroics she passed on the Amulets of power onto her so she could carry on the legacy of the White Tiger. Joining the Avengers academy she had clashing personalities with fellow Latino Reptil in regards to their Latino culture. Unlike previous holders of the Amulet she is sometimes possessed by the tiger spirit and goes feral.

She is set to join the Mighty Avengers during Infinity.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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