Cape Crow was a globe-trotting assassin who eventually started killing other assassins and taking their contracts. Eventually, the Assassin's Guild sent Scalphunter, Bullseye, Taskmaster and Sabretooth to retire him. Cape Crow was able subdue his pursuers and then disappeared for years. Eventually his DNA was picked up by satellite and the Guild reopened their contract on him. With dozens of assassins looking to collect the bounty, Kento Roe, the son of Cape Crow, offered a greater reward to capture his father alive. Elektra picked up Roe's contract and began pursuing Cape Crow.