White Tiger reportedly debuting in Daredevil: Born Again. But what will the character contribute to the plot? We discuss it here
Daredevil: Born Again is shaping up to be an exciting show. We know that Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are reprising their roles from the Netflix show. Joining them is a huge list of rumoured characters that includes Bullseye and Punisher to name a few. Now another name has joined the list of rumoured cast list- White Tiger. And it’s reported that the character will have a meaty role in the show.
This news comes from Twitter scooper DanielRPK. He has said that White Tiger will play a major role in Daredevil: Born Again. But the question is, which version of the character will show up in the series? Fan speculation indicates that most probably it’s the latest White Tiger, Ava Ayala, who will be in the show.
The mantle and powers of the White Tiger are quite similar to that of the Black Panther. There is a Tiger amulet that gives Ava the powers of the animal. Ava inherited the amulet after her family was annihilated by Gideon Mace. She also has a special connection with the Tiger God, which once allowed her to access his powers even without the amulet in a fight with Jeremy Briggs.
Like all the White Tigers before her, Ava is a strong martial artist. Her powers include enhanced strength, dexterity, speed, and durability. When she accesses the full powers of the Tiger God, she doesn’t need to sleep or eat. And she can arouse primal fear and horror in humans.
It looks like the White Tiger will be an ally of Daredevil. It’s possible that we will see Ava Ayala’s journey to becoming the White Tiger after Gideon Mace murders her family in the show. After all, there are 18 episodes in the series, and they will need a lot of characters to fill that runtime.
MCU fans also think that Matt could mentor Ayala or represent her in court after her family get murdered. Another side of the fandom thinks that she could be his love interest since it’s currently rumoured that Matt has no partner in the show. However, many are speculating that Jen will appear in the Daredevil show as his romantic interest since he showed up in hers.
All of this is fan theorizing right now since no casting or character details have been revealed yet. But one thing is for sure, White Tiger’s addition, if true, will add in an element of magic and enhanced powers to the show. Something we didn’t see in the Netflix Daredevil show. Whether that will elevate the show or deflate it, remains to be seen.
What do you think about this White Tiger rumour? Let us know.