Despite being an excellent assassin, Alexander Staunton was not very subtle in his ways. Due to this, the Court of Owls had retired him from his services early.
Staunton would later be awoken during the Night of Owls and would be sent to assassinate Lucius Fox, Matu Ba and David Zavimbe. Unknowing that Zavimbe was actually the masked vigilante known as Batwing, and his attack would go awry with Batwing dismembering his arms. Staunton would then be taken to Batwing's armoury to be frozen.