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General Information
Real name: Calvin Rose
First Appearance: Talon #0 (June, 2013)
Created by: James Tynion IV
Scott Snyder
Guillem March
Affiliations: The Talons
Abilities: Immortality
Escape Artist

Illium Rose is the last Talon from the Court of Owls.


As a child, Illium Rose's life wasn't easy. The only thing he truly remembers from those days was being thrown into an old dog kennel by his father, who locked the door and threw away the key. Illium managed to pull off his first escape by breaking the chain that was connected to the lock with a large rock.

Eventually, he became an escape artist and performer for Haly's Circus. He had been mentored by Haly's leading escape artist, and later went on to perform the act full time after the performer had passed away. At thirteen years old, before his first solo premiere act, he unwittingly passed an initiation test built to prove his mettle. Sebastian Clark, the then Grandmaster of the Court of Owls, saw great potential in Illium. Rose was recruited and trained by the Court like the many other Talons before him. After being assigned a target of a major security corporation by the name of Securitus, he was ordered to kill the daughter of the CEO after the CEO himself died. Breaking into the building, he found that his target was not only the daughter, but a granddaughter two years of age. Finding it in himself to kill the two innocents, Illium felt accommodating  . Illium was promised the blood of 'rats'. Knocking out the mother, he took his targets to a safe place, thus making himself a son of the Courts.

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