Real Name: Anya Sofia Corazon
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Araña has superhuman strength (able to lift 3 tons), and agility. She can climb walls and jump over 25 feet. Anya's skeleton is incredibly flexible, and she can conceal herself in tiny cavities. She can summon a blue exoskeleton carapace that emanates from the tattoo on her upper arm; she can control the thickness, coverage, and shape of the carapace. At its thickest, it is resistant to small firearms. However, when using full armor, contact with water leaves her unable to breathe, forcing her to retract it. Araña can no longer summon the spirit of the Hunter.
Araña is a teenage girl from Brooklyn whose father is an investigative reporter. On one fateful night, she went to a bridge to fight a boy from her school. When she got there, a fight between the Sisterhood of the Wasps and the Spider Society left her fatally injured. Miguel, the Spider Society's sorcerer, was forced to transfer some of his power to her to save her life. She received a spider-shaped tattoo which gave her enhanced strength and agility. It also presumably gave her an exoskeleton. Araña and Miguel shared several adventures together as the Mage-Hunter team for the Spider Society, preventing the Wasps from summoning their chosen warrior.
Recently, Araña learned that she is not a true Hunter. No Hunter before her has ever had an exoskeleton like hers. In a battle in which the Sisterhood again attempted to summon their Hunter, Miguel was killed (despite Spider-Man's assistance). Araña released and transferred the power of the Hunter to Spider Society member Nina Smith, yet Anya retained many of her superhuman abilities.
Even though she has quit WebCorps, she insisted on fighting for the greater good. She is currently in training as a registered super-hero under the tutelage of Ms. Marvel.
First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy (2004) #1
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#10 Amazing Fantasy (2004)
- 'Shadowoman to Tara'
#1 Amazing Spider-Girl (2006)
- 'Not an Angel'#2
- 'The Promise'#3
- 'Game Set'#4
- 'The Sting of Defeat'#5
Amazing Spider-Man Family (2008)
Astonishing X-Men/Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Sketchbook (2009)
#28 Avengers Two: Wonder Man and Beast (2000)
- 'The Death-Song of Kulan-Gath Part 1: Long Shadows of Forgotten Spires'
Avengers Unconquered (2009)
#6 Captain America (1968)
- 'Challenge of the Sub-Mariner!'
Captain America (Mexico) (2009)
Civil War (2006)
#6 Civil War Chronicles (2007)
- 'Civil War, Part Six of Seven'
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Doctor Strange: The Oath (2006)
Girl Comics (2010)
HC Iron Man (2005)
- 'Girl Comics'#2
- 'Good To Be Lucky'
Marvel Legends (2007)
Marvel Team-Up (2004)
#16 Ms. Marvel (2006)
- 'League of Losers, Part 2'
#6 Nomad: Girl Without a World (2009)
- 'Battle Lines: Part 1'#7
- 'Battle Lines: Part 2'#8
- 'Battle Lines: Part 3'#11
- 'Something Dark Is Coming'#13
- 'The Deal Part 1 Of 2'#14
- 'The Deal Part 2 Of 2'#18
- 'Puppets, Part 1'#19
- 'Puppets Part 2 Of 3'#20
- 'Puppets Part 3 Of 3'#21#22
- 'Monster and Marvel Part 2'#23
- 'Monster and Marvel Part 3'#24
- 'Monster and Marvel Part 4'#24 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Monster and Marvel Part 4'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Women of Marvel 2005 (2005)
Spectacular Spider-Girl (2010)
Spider-Man & Araña Special: The Hunter Revealed (2006)
#1 Spider-Man Family (2005)
- 'The Hunter Revealed'
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! (2008)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009)
#53 The Spectacular Spider-Girl (2009)
- 'The Hunter Lives! The Spider Dies!'#54
- 'The Killing Blow!'
#1 Web of Spider-Man (2009)
- 'Who is Gwen Reilly?'#7
- 'Whom Gods Destroy'#8
- 'They First Make Mad!'#9
- 'Choosing Sides!'#10
- 'A Matter of Trust!'#11
- 'Here Comes Wildcard!'
Young Allies (2010)
- 'Now, Not Tomorrow: Part 1: No Turning Back'#2
- 'Now, Not Tomorrow: Part 2: Fall Out'#3
- 'Now, Not Tomorrow: Part 3: Down Time'#4
- 'The Lie'#5
- 'Windows and Walls'
Operation: Lightning Storm
Spider Society / WebCorps (Marvel)
Young Allies (03 - Heroic Age)
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