Ava[2], known to the public as Cuff, is a member of the Chicago Wards.


Ava can weaponize "niceness" when needing someone to do things. Naturally nervous and lacking in confidence, she is not well suited to the battles she participates in as a cape. She has been called a coward for her skittish personality, but the memory of her parents keeps her going despite this.[3]


Ava has platinum blonde hair. As Cuff, she wears a blue-black metal costume that includes a breastplate, heavy gauntlets, boots, and a white-lensed mask etched with a feminine face, and metal bands running down each arm and leg and binding her three braids.[4] After the timeskip, she wore armor and a layered visor.[5]

Abilities and PowersEdit

Ava is a ferrokinetic, capable of shaping most metals to some degree or another. As a Striker, she can more easily manipulate metal in direct contact with her skin, able to wear metal in a semisolid state as Cuff. She can also manipulate metal for several seconds after it leaves her vicinity, giving her the ability to control metallic objects in flight,[1] this allowed her to be an effective long-range attacker.[6]

Ava also has a passive secondary Brute power that slightly enhances her physique and increases her resistance to damage for a little while after being injured.[3][1] She uses her powers to enhance the strength of her gauntleted blows as well as her agility[7], and is even able to deflect metallic objects as they speed toward her.

After the timeskip, Cuff's skill increased to the point of being able to open vault doors with her Striker powers.



Ava lost her parent during a plane crash[3] in Hawaii caused by an Endbringer.[8]


Ava saw her first combat when deployed against Behemoth at New Delhi. She performed admirably, although she suffered a burn that would take a good deal of time for her to recover from.


Golden MorningEdit

Ava started dating Golem around the time of the Golden Morning.

She was chosen to be part of Taylor's strike squad for investigating the disappearance of Doormaker by infiltrating the Cauldron Base.[9]

Quotes Edit

  • "You’re doing that crazy mastermind thing again," ~ Ava to Weaver[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cuff is more of an agility/aim sort of metallokinetic. She can hurl metal objects and control their flight to a limited degree (her ability to manipulate these objects lingers for several seconds after they leave her vicinity) and shape metal as it hits an enemy. Throw/swing a metal pipe and have it form a shackle or binding around a foe on impact. Further, so long as she's wearing metal armor or is within arm's reach of metal, she can fling or slide herself using metallokinetic pushes. This can augment ongoing movement. She also has a passive, secondary brute power that enhances her physique slightly and increases her resistance to damage for a little while after she gets damaged (it's part of why she survives Behemoth's lightning).Comment by Wildbow on Reddit
  2. 26.b (Interlude B, Golem part 2)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Playtest Capes
  4. Drone 23.5
  5. Venom 29.7
  6. Cuff used her metallokinesis to heave a small disc of metal. Effective enhanced strength, along with the ability to control the rotation of the projectile, the ability to control the flight of it after it left her hand… - Excerpt from Sting 26.5
  7. Wildbow's Parahuman List
  8. Crushed 24.y (Interlude 2; Aftermath)
  9. Venom 29.3
  10. Venom 29.6


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