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The Prowler

Prowler

Real Name
Hobie Brown
First Appearance
Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #78 (November, 1969)
Creators
Stan Lee, John Buscema
Team Affliations
Parker Industries, Wild Pack, Outlaws, Defenders for a Day
Aliases
Spider-Man
Base of Operations
New York City
Powers
None
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience
Tools and Weapons
Prowler Suit

The Prowler is a supervillain turned hero in the Marvel Universe and an ally of Spider-Man.

OriginEdit

A brilliant engineer, window washer Hobie Brown was inspired by superheroes to create a special building climbing suit for window washing. After losing his job, he decided to use his new suit to commit crime as The Prowler. After battling Spider-Man, the Prowler decided to reform and became a crime fighter.

BiographyEdit

Hobie Brown was born and raised in the Bronx by his father "Tiger" and his unnamed mother and grew up with his 8 other siblings (including his brother Abraham). A bright inventor, Hobie nonetheless needed to work as a window washer to pay his bills when he became older.  During a battle between the superhero Daredevil and the supervillain the Stilt-Man, Hobie was inspired to make a supersuit like the Stilt-Man's.  Initially, he made the costume that would allow a window washer to cllimb a building to wash it via special claws and boots, but after losing his job he realized the suit had criminal potential.  He remodeled it, turning the cleaning fluid dispensers into sleeping gas dispensers, as well as adding a hood.  Calling himself the Prowler, he attempts to steal from the Daily Bugle, only to run into the superhero Spider-Man.

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