After confronting Black Manta for the first time with the reunited Others, Aquaman must deal with the death of Vostok at the hands of Black Manta while also needing to quickly reclaim his scepter so that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. He initially says that he will go alone but Mera argues that he needs his friends and thus he takes the remainder of the Others with him - Ya'Wara, Prisoner of War, the Operative plus Mera who is regularly not a member of this team. They intercept Black Manta just as he seems to be making an exchange with Orm for the scepter. Aquaman and his allies intervene and seize the scepter but those who are presumably Atlanteans get away. Dr. Shin is cleared of his involvement and all parties head in their separate ways.
Ya'wara exact origin is still unknown. At some point in the past she came across Aquaman as well as the other members of the Others and joined them for a time. She is also seemingly from South America.
Her first appearance was in Aquaman #7 in 2012. She was created by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
As a relatively new character, she has not really evolved in her short time in publication. It is possibly being set up some conflict between her and Mera over Aquaman.
Major Story Arcs
Ya'wara is introduced in the same story arc which introduce the Others and in which the group must hunt down Black Manta.
A Choice of Evil
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While stopping some loggers from destorying a chunk of the Amazon rainforest, Ya'Wara is called by Aquaman to aid him in returning Vostok-X's mask. After arguing with Mother Earth, Ya'Wara answers the call and after learning the mask was stolen by Madame Xan, Ya'Wara teleports the team to Hong Kong. But Madame Xan is ready for them and teleports them else where and separates them.
Ya'Wara finds herself back in the Amazon but it is destroyed and Madame Xan appears to her as Mother Earth, but Ya'Wara sees threw the illusion. Madame Xan then offers her a deal, work with her and after she defeats the Others, she will help Ya'Wara save all the rainforests.
Ya'Wara takes her up on the deal and back stabs the Others during their battle with Morgaine Le Fey. This causes The Operative to attack Ya'Wara and hold her at bay till the battle is over and Morgaine is defeated. Then before Aquaman returns to the group Ya'Wara teleports away, stating she is quitting the Others because they could never trust her again.
Powers and Abilities
It was revealed in Justice League #14, that Ya'Wara was the chosen Jaguar goddess of the Amazon. She has the ability to control jaguars and other feral cats.
Weaponry & Equipment
The Globe is one of the seven Atlantean relics crafted by the first king of Atlantis. It is potentially indestructible, like all the other relics, and it has the ability to teleport the user and whomever they wish to any location on the globe.
It appears that the user does not need to have seen the place, the exact limits of the teleportation are yet to be revealed.