Quote1 Run! Run if you have a thought for your lives! Quote2
-- Ya'Wara src

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, 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.[1]

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.[2]

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 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.[3]

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.[4]


  • Unique Physiology: Ya'Wara's place is in the forest. When she was small she survived a plane crash through the intervention of the Amazon's deity. She was saved and given abilities, taught her skills and given the marks of the Forest Mother.[5]
  • Telepathy: Ya'Wara has an telepathic connection with her jaguar, and the two are equally effective fighters, as seen during Ya'Wara's brief fight with Mera. Her telepathy also extends to humans, as Aquaman tells Mera that he and Ya'Wara also shared a telepathic connection.[1]



  • Globe of Transportation: Ya'Wara possesses a pendant that allows her to teleport across large distances, as seen when she and Aquaman teleported from United States to Brazil. She can use it to summon the Others as well as her jaguars.


  • Pair of daggers