Personal Info:
Real Name: Ephraim Newhouse
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Catwoman 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 Catwoman
Creators: Judd Winick and Guillem March
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.
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.
Ephraim Newhouse is a Talon that was in the employee of the Court in the 1600ís. Ephraim was shamed for letting his sense of duty and honour get in the way of the Court's objectives. He was retired by the court, which stripped him of his weapons and armour with a mark of disgrace on his record.
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