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This article contains information on the character outside of super powers. For information regarding Zoe's alter ego, see Black Cuervo.

Zoe Aves
Name Zoe Avez
Age 13
Gender Female
Hair Dark Purple/Black
Eyes Red
Affiliation(s) Avez Family
Alter Ego(s) Black Cuervo
First Appearence Enter the Cuervo
Voiced by Candi Milo

Zoe Aves is a classmate of Manny and Frida who, unknown to everybody else, is the Super Villain Black Cuervo. From the end of her debut episode Enter the Cuervo and on, she is seen to have a crush on Manny and will flirt with him from time to time. She is at odds with Manny's best friend Frida however, and constantly tries to embarrass her in front of everybody, including Manny. She is the daughter of Carmelita Aves (Voltura) and granddaughter of Grandmami Aves (Lady Gobbler).


Part of Zoe's past was only seen once in a flashback. The rest of the info here is info from the creator himself, Jorge Gutierrez. Zoe Aves was born to Carmelita and an unknown father.  

She first met Manny in preschool, before he even met Frida. They were friends during that time, but it all changed when Manny met Frida in kindergarten during detention. Once it became apparent that he had chosen Frida over her, Zoe began her feud against Frida over Manny.  

The feud has seen both girls attempting to leave the other humiliated. As shown in The Cuervo Project, Frida constantly tries to lure Manny into the battle through less than subtle trickery. At some point, Zoe Aves takes up her career as a super villain under the guise of Black Cuervo. 


Zoe Aves appears to have very pale skin, red irises, and black hair with purple highlights. She dresses in a gothic style, consisting of a black dress with a white collar and cuffs, black and purple stockings, boots, and fingerless gloves.

It's revealed in a flashback that Zoe has worn similar dark attire from a young age.

Canon Future

It has been stated by Jorge that Zoe Aves would date Carlito, the other half of The Golden Eagle Twins, in order to make Manny/El Tigre jealous, if the series were to go on for a third season.

Zoe Aves in Enter the Cuervo

Zoe Aves, Manny, and Frida enter high school. Manny and Zoe date for a while, much to Frida's displeasure. After dating for most of High School, Manny breaks up with Zoe for reasons unknown (though perhaps the same reason his father broke up with her mother when they were in high school). However in the end, Zoe and Django of the Dead would end up together. At first for their shared hatred for Manny and Frida (since Manny broke up with Zoe and Frida broke up with Django), but then real love would come to the two and they would be happy.


  • Zoe's last name "Aves", means "birds" in Spanish.
    • Making her last name "Zoe Birds".
  • She looks similiar to Gaz Membrane from Invader Zim.
  • In the Latin American (Mexican) version of El Tigre, in every one of her appearances, she has a different voice actress, excepting in The Cuervo Project and No Boots, No Belt, No Brero, where her first VA returned to reprise her role.
  • It has also been said that Manny Rivera has a small crush on Zoe, but not her alter ego, Cuervo.
  • A cameo of Zoe appeared along with Frida in a short on Cartoon Network's MAD.