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Villain Overview
He calls himself "Scarecrow." Psychologist turned psychopath. He preys on the innocent and install them with fear. When I chose to wear my... costume, it was to prey upon the criminals, and install them with fear. The irony is not lost on me...
~ Batman on Scarecrow.
Fear is primal. Raw. Blood pressure increases. Veins in your skin contract. Your immune system shuts down. Even if you attempt to steel against fear, ... it is undeniable. Fear makes us human. That was the conclusion of Charles Darwin. Who am I to argue? I'm a man of science, too. A psychologist. But few know my academic achievements. If you know me at all, you know me as ... the Scarecrow!
~ Scarecrow

Dr. Jonathan Crane, or better known as The Scarecrow, is a supervillain from the Batman series. He has invented a panic-inducing chemical gas known as Fear Gas that makes people see their greatest fears. He doesn't commit crimes for fun or for revenge, but as an experiment to further develop his Fear Gas.

He is a mentioned character in 1997 movie Batman & Robin, he was planned to be appeared which the main antagonist in the 1999 cancelled movie Batman Triumphant, he is the secondary antagonist of the reboot 2005 movie Batman Begins, a minor antagonist in the 2008 movie The Dark Knight, and a cameo character in 2012 movie The Dark Knight Rises. Scarecrow also serves as a major antagonist in the Batman: Arkham games, serving as the main antagonist of Batman: Arkham Knight.



I made a fear toxin in the form of gas. Now I wear a scary mask. Ow!
~ Scarecrow (singing)
Now this shouldn't scare a big guy like you but these crazies they can't stand it.
~ Crane showing Falconi his mask
Line up, sign up if your looking for some sin.
~ Scarecrow (singing with the rogues)
Hey! I take offense to that!
~ Scarecrow to Sweet Tooth
Yeah... or a diploma will do!
~ Scarecrow to Sweet Tooth
Everyone has a family.
~ Scarecrow
Face the awful truth.
~ Scarecrow
Imagine burning a live.
~ Scarecrow
You pretend to be fearless.
~ Scarecrow
You will beg for death.
~ Scarecrow
He's giving me an awful fright!
~ Scarecrow talking about Batman

Other appearances

Batman Triumphant

Scarecrow was originally going to appear as the main antagonist of the film.

The Batman

Scarecrow was originally planned to appear in the 2004 animated series, but later he was planned to be used for the Christopher Nolan's batman films, Scarecrow was dropped from the The Batman series.

Batman Begins

Main Article: Scarecrow (Nolanverse)


Main article: Scarecrow (Arkhamverse)

The Scarecrow is one of the villains Batman faces in the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. He will appear as one of the main antagonists if the sequel Batman: Arkham Knight.

Batman the Brave and the Bold

He also appears in this animated show where he infected all of the pumpkin crop with fear gas on Halloween. It almost worked but Flash was able to take all the pumpkins away from the people in time. While he did this Crane tried to kill Batman with his scythe but was ultimately defeated. He later made a cameo in Arkham asylum.

Holy Musical Batman

In the show, Scarecrow, along with the other rogues, worked with Sweet Tooth in a plot to kill Batman, and take over the city after they attempt to put nuclear Warheads in the city's water supply.


Main article: Jonathan Crane (Gotham)
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