Cold, quick, and calculating, Crosshair was once a member of Clone Force 99. After Order 66, he is among the countless clone soldiers committed to the Empire. A no-nonsense warrior who detested working with "regs," or normal clones, Crosshair once served as the Bad Batch's sniper. His sharp vision gives him superior accuracy and, as a result, an air of superiority. His ability to neutralize a target at tremendous distance using his customized 773 Firepuncher rifle makes him an invaluable soldier to the Emperor and a threat to all those who fail to fall in line.
During the Clone Wars, Crosshair was a member of the Bad Batch, an elite group of clones called in for special missions for the Republic. On one occasion, he and his fellow troopers were sent to infiltrate a Separatist Cyber Center and learn valuable intel about the battle on Anaxes.
On Skako Minor, Clone Force 99 helped Anakin Skywalker and Clone Captain Rex get behind enemy lines to rescue the clone called Echo, who was previously thought lost in the escape from the Citadel. But despite the successful mission, Crosshair was vocal about his dislike of regular clones, which he called "regs."
At the end of the war, Crosshair was the only member of Clone Force 99 to attempt to execute Order 66, but Hunter prevented him. On Kaller, Crosshair was prepared to kill a young Padawan named Caleb Dume for treason.
After an Imperial mission to eliminate an insurgency of Separatist droids on Onderon -- only to find organic beings just trying to survive -- the other members of the Bad Batch defected from the new Empire alongside a child called Omega. However, Crosshair remained behind to serve the Emperor and Admiral Tarkin, his inhibitor chip augmented to make him more compliant to following the orders of the new regime.
Crosshair soon became the leader of a new unit of conscripted soldiers as part of the Empire's pilot program to reduce the need for clones. Known as the Elite Squad, the small sampling of highly skilled, enlisted recruits traded their names for numbers and were tasked with neutralizing anti-Imperial insurgents throughout the galaxy. During a mission to Onderon, Crosshair killed one of the soldiers after the trooper questioned his orders to eliminate the civilians they found there.
Later, Crosshair caught up with his old squad on Bracca after scrappers there reported a power surge aboard a Jedi cruiser. The former Bad Batcher trapped his old friends and targeted Omega during a standoff inside the wreckage. Stalking his prey, Crosshair ordered the activation of the engines, nearly incinerating Clone Force 99 in the process. But the Batch escaped with a well-placed explosive while Crosshair and his soldiers were blown back by the energy wave.
After capturing Hunter and taking him to lockup on Kamino, Crosshair lured the rest of Clone Force 99 to his aid. But the Empire had other plans. Together with his former team and Omega, they witnessed the planet's destruction by the order of Vice Admiral Rampart and his Star Destroyers. The Bad Batch were presumed dead, but together they escaped a watery grave, leaving Crosshair behind when he refused to join them once more.
Several months after the disaster on Kamino, Crosshair continued to serve the Empire with unflinching loyalty. But Imperial leadership began to distrust the remaining clone soldiers, including the former member of the Bad Batch.
But on Barton IV, Crosshair became disillusioned with the Empire during a mission to secure cargo at a far-flung Imperial depot, where most of the clones assigned there had been killed. Under strict orders from Lt. Nolan, Crosshair and the depot's last surviving clone, Commander Mayday, ventured off into the cold on an ill-fated mission to recover cargo stolen by raiders. Returning to the depot without the cargo, Crosshair came to the grim realization that the clones of Barton IV had all given their lives protecting stormtrooper armor intended for their conscripted replacements. After Nolan refused to allow medical attention that could save Mayday's life, Crosshair took matters into his own hands which landed him at the Mount Tantiss facility on Wayland at the mercy of Dr. Hemlock.