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Talon
 
Talon
 
Personal Info:
 
Real Name: Mary
Also Known As: Strix
Place Of Birth: Oregon
First Appearance: Batgirl Vol.4 #9 (2012) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Talons, Court of Owls
Group Affiliation: Talons, Court of Owls
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman and Batgirl
Creators: Gail Simone and Ardian Syaf
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Powers:
 
A Talon is a highly skilled assassin and master of many forms of armed an unarmed combat. They are also expertís with throwing knives and swords.
Weapons: A Talon is typically armed with many specialised throwing knives and a sword.
Cellular Regeneration: The Court Of Owls infuses their Talonís systemís with an unspecified chemical compound that can reanimate dead tissue and heal living tissue over and over again. The compound is fuelled by body heat, and so exposing a Talon to conditions that can cause body temperatures to drop will compromise their healing abilities. The Court refers to the process of infusing a Talon with this compound as "drinking from the cup of immortality". The compound also allows the Talon to be cryogenically frozen, for a return to life at a later time.
 
Origins:
 
Long thought to be just an old Gotham legend from a children's rhyme, Talonís are the Court of Owls' lethal assassins, dispatched to slay anyone who threatens their centuries-old dominion over the city.
Mary is a Talon that was in the employee of the Court in the 1940ís. When her family was killed in Oregon by Japanese fire balloons (hot air balloons carrying bombs), it left her disfigured by the attack. She was later picked up by Haly's Circus, where despite her injuries, she became a talented aerialist.
 
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Talons at Batman Wiki
Talons at Comic Vine