|First Appearance:||Aquaman #7 (March, 2012)|
|Created by:|| Geoff Johns|
Ya'Wara is a Brazilian warrior and friend of Aquaman. Ya'Wara is a member of the Tapirape, an indigenous tribe living on the Amazon rainforest. She and Aquaman were once part of a group called the Others. They shared a telepathic connection. She became aware that Black Manta had killed Kahina the Seer, a fellow member of the Others. Believing Stephen Shin had helped Black Manta, she went to his house and attempted to murder him while Aquaman and his wife Mera were visiting Shin. Mera stops her and the two are about fight each other when Aquaman stops them. Ya'Wara informs Aquaman that Kahina is dead and that Black Manta has taken one of the relics of Atlantis.
She and Aquaman agree to investigate about Kahina's death. Although she is still suspicious about Shin, Aquaman reminds Ya'Wara that they need Shin to find the Atlantean relics. They teleport to Brazil, where they find Kahina's corpse. As they agree to warn the Others, Ya'Wara and Aquaman are attacked by Manta's henchmen.
During the fight, one of Manta's henchmen shoots Ya'Wara's jaguar. Enraged, Ya'Wara slaughters the hunters and summons a pair of tigers to eat the last. Aquaman is shocked that Ya'Wara is willing to use lethal force, but Ya'Wara but Ya’Wara replies that Aquaman enjoyed the heat of battle. Aquaman believes that Ya’Wara is trying to seduce him and reaffirms that he is married, causing Ya’Wara to doubt if Aquaman’s change was for the better. Changing the subject, Aquaman exclaims that he made contact with the Others and they will meet again shortly. They both teleport to Germany, where Another, the Prisoner-of-War is located. There, they find Manta chasing after the Prisoner.
As Aquaman fights Manta, Ya'Wara helps the Prisoner. However, Manta stunts Aquaman with his optic laser and steals Ya'Wara's pendant, using it to escape.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Animal Empathy: Ya'Wara has an empathic connection with her panther, who serves as her battle companion.