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Talon is a DC Comics series spinning off from Night of the Owls Crisis Crossover.

Raised as an assassin in the Court of Owls, Calvin Rose broke free and escaped, but spent years with a price on his head. Following the events of the "Night of Owls", he returns to Gotham City to seek out and destroy any remaining vestige of the Court to finally gain his freedom once and for all.

Talon provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Calvin's dad locked him in a kennel when he was eight years old.
  • Back from the Dead: Dr. Darrk is revealed to have been resurrected by Ra's al Ghul, but is now stuck in a cyborg suit that keeps him alive and thus loyal.
  • Cult Defector: The Court of Owls has spent generations corrupting young boys into being their enforcers (known as Talons) while perpetrating their shadowy rule over Gotham City. Calvin Rose (fittingly enough, an escape artist) is the first one to ever break away from them and has been on the run ever since. Another Talon, Nathaniel O'Malley, provides him some covert support by not challenging him, but never actively turning on the Court.
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  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Calvin ended his long-term relationship with Casey after spotting a Talon, explicitly saying that he couldn't bear to put her in danger.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Gotham Butcher.
  • Tyke Bomb: Most Talons are raised by the Court from an early age.