|Full Name||Professor Jonathan Crane|
University Professor (Formerly),
|Base of Operations||Blackgate, Arkham Asylum, Gotham City|
Arkham Knight (Formerly)
|Voice Actor||Dino Andrade (Arkham Asylum) John Noble (Arkham Knight)|
|First Appearance||World's Finest Comics #3 (Fall 1941)|
Taunted and bullied in his youth, Jonathan Crane vowed to overcome his fears voraciously through the study of psychology and biochemistry on phobias and the nature of fear. After Crane was kicked out of the university that he taught at for experimenting on human subjects, he adopted the identity of the Scarecrow, and armed himself with a specialized fear-inducing gas that made a person's deepest phobia become frighteningly real. Scarecrow's ongoing reign of terror made him one of Batman's most recurring and psychologically dangerous foes. Crane was brutally mauled by the mutated criminal, Killer Croc, and exacted his revenge on Batman and Gotham City with his allies, the mysterious Arkham Knight and the former assassin, Deathstroke.
He served as the tertiary antagonist of Arkham Asylum, and the main antagonist of Arkham Knight.
Life at Blackgate PrisonEdit
Jonathan Crane became a professor of psychology and psychiatry to overcome his fears of being teased by his classmates for his obsession with his studies. He was an employee at Blackgate Prison to research on fear and nightmares. Crane then made a gas that induced fear in his patients. Crane ran his tests on the criminals in the prison to improve his toxin.
The Birth of ScarecrowEdit
Years later, Crane became the Scarecrow, one of Gotham's emerging super villains, who specialized in inflicting fear on others with his self designed toxin known as Fear Gas.
Before Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
Scarecrow was later incarcerated at Arkham Asylum as the Suicide Squad arrived. While incarcerated, Crane caused at least two of his doctor's, Dr. Murphy and Dr. Combs to suffer Fear Toxin induced breakdowns and was eventually referred to Dr. Stephen Kellerman three weeks later. Despite Kellerman's attempts to treat him, Crane acted as though he were conducting the sessions, even dictated notes, and was simply patronizing the other doctor. Crane toyed with Kellerman during each session, shared his philosophy on fear as the driving force behind the human condition, and even used everyday examples from the therapist's supposedly fulfilling life as evidence.
These meetings rattled Kellerman, who came to believe that Crane was simply sadistic rather than insane. Crane's mind games were actually having even more of an effect on Kellerman due to the Fear Toxin chemicals that he had incorporated into his cologne, and was also exposed to the guards who brought him to each session. This was part of a plan to further Scarecrow's research, who rigged the Medical Facility's air conditioning system to flood the building with the rest of his latest Fear Toxin formula. Everyone exposed to both components began to hallucinate their worst nightmares.
Before Crane could continue, Batman crashed into the room. Kellerman had realized what his patient was up to, and provided the Dark Knight with a sample of the toxin to create an antidote, which he gave to Aaron Cash to disperse through the rigged air conditioning system. Scarecrow was amazed that Batman seemed to be unaffected by the gas, then gleeful when he implied that he was being affected as much as anyone else. Despite his pleas to learn what kind of vision his nemesis had seen, Crane was defeated, arrested, and returned to his cell, and lost once again to the Dark Knight's willpower.
Even though Scarecrow was returned to Arkham, he continued his plans from a secret loft that was hidden at the Intensive Treatment Center, and plotted his next move with some stolen blueprints of the Asylum.
Arkham Asylum Incident Edit
Scarecrow was one of the Arkham inmates on the Joker's "party list", and who was released during the Clown Prince of Crime's takeover of Arkham Island, both to distract Batman and for the Joker's general amusement.
Batman tracked a hostage Commissioner Gordon to the island's Medical Facility. After he rescued several captive medical staff, Batman took out a raiding party of thugs before he took the elevator to the lower levels to follow Gordon's forensic trail of tobacco. The Joker taunted Batman through the Asylum's CCTV system, and considered to just release the elevator from its cables, but only as a joke. As Batman made his way into the bowels of the facility, he began coughing on a colorless gas that was being remotely pumped into the elevator.
Batman found the Secure Access Corridor under the control of Scarecrow, and the murdered body of Jim Gordon. His mind reeling from one of his greatest fears, Batman attempted to hunt Scarecrow down, only to find himself in the Morgue, where he was confronted by the animated corpses of his parents and a twisted obstacle course that was overseen by a giant, omnipotent Scarecrow. After he realized that he was experiencing a Fear Toxin hallucination, Batman overcame the delusion by avoiding the delusional Scarecrow's fiery gaze, used a Bat-Signal as a symbol of his willpower, and shined its light directly into Scarecrow.
Batman returned to the scene to discover that the body had actually been an un-named, though still deceased, security guard. Scarecrow was long gone.
Over the course of the night, Batman uncovered the mystery of the Titan Formula and investigated the Arkham Mansion to find either Dr. Penelope Young or to destroy her notes. He managed the latter, but the Joker wasn't outdone yet, and sent Victor Zsasz after Dr. Young. Batman raced off to find her, but was gassed by Scarecrow again. Batman was trapped as a helpless child in a hallucination of the night that his parents were murdered, and walked down a seemingly never-ending hall that turned into Crime Alley. He overcame this part of the delusion by remembering the kind words of a younger Jim Gordon, returned to his adult state, used all his skills to once again avoid the Scarecrow's gaze, and illuminated him with the Bat-Signal. Batman managed to free himself a second time, but he was too late to prevent Zsasz from taking Dr. Young hostage in the Warden's Office.
As the night wore on, Batman learned of a plant spore in the Asylum's sewer system that would help him concoct an antidote to the Titan Formula and returned to the Intensive Treatment Center to retrieve it from Killer Croc's Lair. As Batman made his way to the elevators, he experienced a strange kind of vertigo: his vision was filled with static to the distorted sound of the Joker's laughter.The Joker arrived at Arkham in the Batmobile, and took Batman to the Intensive Treatment Center. Batman ranted and raved, insisted that he hadn't killed that family, and demanded to be cut free. He resisted Dr. Crane's attempts to examine him, who then declared him a lost cause and left him to the Joker's mercy. The Joker leveled his gun at Batman's head and fired at point-blank range.
After he realized that he was suffering yet another Fear Toxin hallucination, Batman climbed out of his own grave and made his way past the cells that were full of other insane Batmen to find the Bat-Signal. Just as Batman was about to free himself, the Scarecrow managed to inject him with more toxin, broke his grip, and sent him deeper into the delusion. Batman prevailed yet again, and defeated as many skeletal warriors as needed to strike Scarecrow with the three Bat-Signals.
His ambush foiled by Batman's impossible resilience, Scarecrow fled with a pouch full of his toxin, and took the elevator all the way down to the very bowls of the Asylum. Once Batman had caught up, Scarecrow threatened to unleash the Fear Toxin into the underground river and flood the cavern and Gotham's water supply with nightmares. Before Scarecrow could make good on his threat, Killer Croc burst from the water, and attacked him for intruding in his lair. Batman hurled a Batarang at Croc's electrified restraining collar, which stunned the monster. Croc vanished back into the water, and dragged a screaming Scarecrow down with him. Croc mauled and injured Crane.
Before Arkham Knight IncidentEdit
Scarecrow survived his mauling from Killer Croc and planned over a year to unmask Batman. Scarecrow underwent surgery to have what remained of his face reconstructed to resemble his iconic mask. He later sent three hidden radio frequencies on the Cryptographic Sequencer to Batman. Each was a numeric code which, once translated, read: "I will return Batman!" "You will pay for what you have done to me!" and "Fear will tear Gotham to shreds!" Scarecrow managed to hide out in Arkham City, where he captured and experimented on one of the Joker's Henchmen, and tried to improve his Fear Toxin as it had a profound effect on the Dark Knight.
Penguin later employed Mr. Hammer and Sickle to track down Scarecrow. They took many days, but they eventually located Scarecrow's hidden lair after they followed a lead that Sickle had found. Scarecrow captured and tortured the brothers for days, and sewed their bodies together before he sent them back to Penguin with a message.
After he saw that he wasn't getting anywhere on his own with trying to improve his Fear Toxin, Crane entered into a partnership with Simon Stagg, who saw his toxin as a profitable enterprise, for better resources. The end result of their experimentation was a toxin so potent that it could be absorbed through the skin. Scarecrow knew full well that Stagg planned to double-cross him, and take the Fear Toxin for his own profits.
As the months went by, Crane's mind further deteriorated due to his obsession with vengeance against the Batman. Having once been simply a mad scientist dedicated to studying the effects his Fear Toxin had on his victims, Crane now only cared about destroying Batman and his legend. Once the Dark Knight was gone, he planned on covering the entire world in his Fear Toxin, turning it into "his domain"; this suggests that Crane either had an antidote and would give it to those who would submit to him, or there was a secondary effect to his toxin that would brainwash its victims into serving Scarecrow once their will has been broken.
By this time, Scarecrow had been hiding out on Arkham Island, after TYGER was disbanded following the attempt of Protocol 10. He was found by the Arkham Knight, who sought him out because he was the only foe Batman had faced that could attack him psychologically (aside for Mad Hatter, who is hard to stand being around, let alone talk to); Scarecrow agreed to work with the Knight to break Batman and unmask him, though he explained that once Batman was broken, the Knight's killing of Batman would be a mercy kill. To this end, Scarecrow called the remaining super criminals together; he met with Riddler privately, appealing to his ego, and coaxed him into launching his own challenge to Batman on Halloween as multiple threats would stretch the Dark Knight thin. Harley was tasked with breaking Ivy out of jail in Bludhaven, with Penguin in radio contact.
With the Arkham Knight, Crane explained the plan to Harley, Ivy, Two-Face and Penguin; they would force a mass evacuation of Gotham, leaving it to their gangs and the Knight's militia, thus outnumbering Batman and the GCPD. Ivy refused to get in involved, forcing Scarecrow to knock her out and send her to his safe house in Chinatown, where there was a gassing chamber. Crane, Harley, Two-Face and Penguin paid a hefty sum to the Knight to cover the expenses of his militia's artillery. They also hired Deathstroke as a back-up commander and adviser to the militia as he was the toughest foe Batman ever faced; they paid in advance, ensuring his assistance. The Knight even revealed that Barbara Gordon was one of Batman's allies, and thus a weakness they could exploit to fracture the alliance between Batman and Commissioner Gordon.
Later, Scarecrow and his allies contacted Mr. Freeze for help in return of helping find a cure for his wife Nora. Victor declined the offer, having taken Batman's advice to stay away from crime and focus on finding a cure; this forced Scarecrow to send the militia to kidnap Nora, promising her return in exchange for Batman.
Arkham Knight IncidentEdit
Nine months after Arkham City shut down, Scarecrow and his army initiated their plan. A member of the militia was sent to Pauli's Diner, with a bag of the fear toxin to make a public demonstration of its new potency; the patrons exposed to the gas tore at each other, with Officer Owens either shooting a patron or resisting doing so. Scarecrow then publicly broadcasted to all of Gotham, and explained that horrific scene was caused by a mere five ounces of Fear Toxin. He followed up with the threat to detonate bombs that contained the Fear Toxin around Gotham, which prompted a mass evacuation.
However, only Batman and the outmatched GCPD were left to face Gotham's Most Wanted - who were under Scarecrow's "protection" - as well as the Knight's soldiers and drones. Founders' Island served as the militia's main base; this doubled as a the closest point from which Scarecrow could reel Stagg's airships back to Gotham, so he could steal the Cloudburst (a device capable of dispersing his Fear Toxin in gaseous form). Scarecrow cared nothing for the activities of the criminal gangs, and let them have their fun, all the while planning to double-cross them by releasing his Fear Toxin regardless if they were in range of its effects.
Scarecrow and the Arkham Knight's Militia seized control of the Ace Chemicals Factory, where he set out to the Central Mixing Chamber, to mass produce the Fear Toxin to create a bomb powerful enough to take out the Eastern Seaboard. When Batman and the GCPD arrived on site, the Arkham Knight destroyed the bridge to the facility with his attack chopper. Though the Arkham Knight wanted to kill Batman on sight (and thus make all the plan moot), Scarecrow overrode his vehicle's systems, stated that if he killed Batman, he'd have nothing left to fear, and ordered him keep Batman away from Ace Chemicals until his work was complete.After Batman evacuated the two surviving Ace Chemicals workers from the site, he confronted Scarecrow in the Central Mixing Chamber. Maintaining his composure, Crane knelt down with both of his hands behind his head, and showed no resistance. However, Batman smashed his head against the control panel, and demanded to know how the Fear Toxin could be stopped. Confident, Crane explained that it's impossible to stop, and that the building would soon explode and release his Fear Toxin. Scarecrow then warned the Dark Knight to release him, and stated that Barbara had been captured. Batman distracted himself to contact the Clock Tower, at which point Oracle was actually abducted. Scarecrow escaped, and locked Batman in. Though Scarecrow escaped from Ace Chemicals, Batman managed to put enough neutralizing agents in the mix to reduce the Fear Toxin's blast radius to just the area around the ACE Chemicals Factory before it went off. Scarecrow knew that Batman would be able to escape such a simple trap, and expected to see him again.After the ACE Chemicals incident, Crane hid at an unknown location, where he would keep tabs on Batman's progress with fighting Gotham's Most Wanted. Scarecrow would appear on the monitors across the city, often taunting Batman and insisting that all his efforts were pointless and anything that happened to his allies were his fault. At one point, he wondered if Batman thought he was dead before this night, due to Croc attacking him back at the Asylum.
Needing the Cloudburst, Scarecrow had the militia harpoon the airships and pull them back to Founders' Island. He had the Knight to lock Stagg in a cell as punishment for betraying him. Knowing that Batman would catch wind of this, Scarecrow ordered the militia to begin supplying power to the device. However, Batman managed to infiltrate the ship Stagg was in and learned about the Cloudburst; Crane gassed him remotely, keeping the important info from Batman. Scarecrow soon found that no power was being sent to the Cloudburst, meaning Batman had taken out his guards. Batman found him, but Crane was able to gas him with Fear Toxin; unbeknownst to Scarecrow, he was only able to do this because Batman was seeing hallucinations of the Joker, and had picked one disguised as him by accident.
Taunting Batman as he tried fighting off the gas's effects, Crane was taken by surprise when Batman said his disappearance has already happened. Knocked away, Crane watched in shock as Batman pummeled the militia that came to rescue him; unknown to Crane, the consciousness of the Joker had taken control of Batman and was trying out the abilities of his new host. As the effects of the toxin faded, Batman regained control, and Scarecrow remarked something about him seemed "different". When Batman warned there was nowhere to run, Crane back up to the wall and laughed "Who said anything about running?" At that moment, Scarecrow braced himself by holding onto the stairs as the wall they were attached to, and the Cloudburst were torn away from the airship by a helicopter piloted by the Arkham Knight.
Crane informed Batman that Oracle was being held captive at his Chinatown safe-house. When Batman arrived, Scarecrow doused Barbara with Fear Toxin which caused her to commit suicide per his prompting. However, this was a hallucination that Batman had, and was brought on by a dosage of Fear Toxin that was pumped into the room by Crane; this even fooled Detective Mode in Batman's cowl. Barbara was actually still very much alive, but she was unaffected by the Fear Toxin due to being sealed in the gas chamber. Scarecrow later had Barbara retrieved from the safe-house once the Fear Toxin had dispersed.
Scarecrow later learned that Poison Ivy was working with Batman to counter-act the dispersal of his Fear Toxin, by reviving trees with pollen that could clear the poison. This forced him to attach the Cloudburst to a tank piloted by the Arkham Knight. Upon its activation, the Cloudburst created a cloud of Fear Toxin, which blanketed all of Gotham; this effectively was an act of betrayal to the criminals that Scarecrow had claimed were under his protection. Despite Scarecrow's angered protests not to use the Cloudburst as bait, the Knight ignored him, deciding it was time to bring an end to Batman's life. Batman destroyed the Cloudburst and took down the Knight; however, a hallucination allowed the foe to flee. Much to Scarecrow's growing angry, Ivy succeeded in clearing Gotham of the Fear Toxin; however, the strain of doing so cost Ivy her life.
After the Knight's failure, most of the militia swore allegiance to Scarecrow alone, with only a few of them who remained loyal to the Knight; Scarecrow left Deathstroke to lead the militia, while he focused on his original plan of subduing and unmasking Batman. To this end, his forces succeeded in capturing Gordon, who had broken off his alliance with Batman out of anger for Barbara being kidnapped; the deranged Master of Fear offered a deal - subdue Batman in exchange for Barbara's life. Scarecrow let the Knight use Gordon as bait; Batman confronted the mystery man and learned he was none other than Jason Todd. After Batman defeated the Knight once more, Jason escaped into the night, and Gordon reunited with him to confront Scarecrow.
The three met atop a skyscraper under construction, where Crane revealed Oracle was alive, and that her suicide was a result of Batman being gassed with Fear Toxin. Scarecrow also revealed the pact he made with Gordon, ordering him to carry out his end of the deal by threatening to push Barbara off the building. Gordon intentionally shot Batman in the chest (where he knew that Batman's armor was the strongest) and Batman fell off the building. But Scarecrow, who didn't want Batman dead, pushed Oracle off the building where Batman caught her mid-air. Though Barbara was safe, Crane made his leave with the Militia forces and Gordon as his hostage by helicopter. He sent drones to check and see if Batman lived; not only was the Dark Knight still alive, he had a second Batmobile, which reduced the drones to scarp metal.
After Batman returned Barbara to the GCPD Lockup, Scarecrow send the Militia to assault the GCPD and the drones attacked the building. After Batman defeated the militia with Barbara's help, they discovered Panessa Studios was just accessed by Commissioner Gordon, which indicated Scarecrow was either looking for Harley or the victims mutated by Joker's blood. Batman headed there, and found that Robin was missing and his bo staff was broken and shattered on the ground. According to Harley Quinn, who was still present and locked up, Scarecrow used Gordon to enter, and the Militia attacked and kidnapped Robin. Scarecrow then told Batman that if he wanted to save Robin and Gordon, he had to surrender himself to him. Batman accepted, turned himself over to Scarecrow, and abandoned his utility belt in a storage depot in Kingston. Batman then entered a van and was driven to Arkham Island, where Scarecrow was waiting for him. After he arrived at the Arkham Mansion at the abandoned Arkham Asylum, Batman found Gordon and Robin being held captive by Scarecrow.
Scarecrow revealed he was broadcasting live across Gotham, and sought to make Gordon unmask Batman so that Gotham could see their beloved hero's face as he succumbed to the Fear Toxin. Initially, Gordon protested, so Scarecrow shot Robin in the chest. Robin lived due to his suit's armor, but Scarecrow threatened to shoot him in the head if Gordon didn't cooperate. Batman told Gordon that it was the only way and the Commissioner reluctantly unmasked him. After the Dark Knight was unmasked as Bruce Wayne, Scarecrow injected him with the Fear Toxin, and hoped to expose Batman as a fraud. Inside Batman's head, he raced through the burning Gotham City using the Batmobile in his mind in order to defeat giant Scarecrow to break some of the influence over him (as shown in the Scarecrow Nightmare Missions), and then went on to eradicate the influence of the Joker in his mind. Turning around, Scarecrow saw Batman fighting off the Fear Toxin, and proclaimed that he wasn't afraid.
An angered Crane continuously injected Batman with Fear Toxin, but the hero constantly fought off the effects. Due to his apparent inability to feel fear, Crane deemed Batman's life "meaningless" and pointed his gun to Batman's head. Just as Scarecrow attempted to pull the trigger, the gun was suddenly shot out of his hand. The shooter was revealed to be Jason Todd, who had vanquished the Arkham Knight persona and operated as the ruthless vigilante called the Red Hood. Jason then reloaded his rifle and shot the strap of the gurney that Batman was restrained in as Crane attempted to stab him in the head with his razor glove as a last desperate resort. Batman grabbed Scarecrow's hand and exposed him to his own Fear Toxin. Hallucinating his fear of bats, Crane began to scream and attempted to flee, but was subdued by Gordon. Crane was then brought to the GCPD Lockup and handed over to the custody of Aaron Cash, who put him in with the other villains that Batman caught.
As the Knightfall Protocol began, Scarecrow was likely still under the influence of his own Fear Toxin and was most likely put on trial alongside all of his allies and the other criminals that were incarcerated at the GCPD Lockup.
Scarecrow underwent an extreme personality change between Arkham Asylum and Arkham Knight, that was presumably due to being driven into a bitter traumatization after his near-death experience with Killer Croc.
In Arkham Asylum, Scarecrow closely followed his over-the-top comic book portrayal: a downright, sadistic villain who took glee in murdering innocent people and/or driving them into insanity, complete with a high-pitched voice with a loud and dramatic tone to it. As evidenced by his audio tapes, Scarecrow was extremely intelligent and manipulative, as he managed to convince one of the asylum doctors that he wasn't insane. Scarecrow did the same to Dr. Young, who even believed that he was innocent. Scarecrow treated the concept of fear like a religion, said that almost every action you did was solely because of fear, and proved his megalomania by wanting to control fear and use it to gain power.
In Arkham Knight, two years after Arkham Asylum, Scarecrow was almost a complete inversion of his former self. He possessed an incredibly calm and deep voice, and spoke in a soft-spoken monotone. While he was a giggling psychopath in Asylum, Scarecrow was an emotionless mastermind who only laughed twice. Scarecrow still retained his sadism, his unmatchable brilliance, his religious dedication to fear, and proved himself to be a homicidal maniac, as he planned to cover the entire Earth in Fear Toxin starting with the Eastern Seaboard.
His bio also mentioned that after years of forcefully being injected with it thanks to Batman, Scarecrow was utterly immune to not only his own Fear Toxin, but fear itself, as not a single concept could arouse him into a fearful state, except bats. That fear may be natural, but could also be caused thanks to Batman. Even when being face-to-face to a wildly angered Batman, Detective Mode proved that Scarecrow was still calm. Scarecrow's only examples of emotion was temporary fury when the Cloudburst was destroyed, and when he was permanently reduced into a terrified, mumbling mess after a colossal dosage of his own Fear Toxin that was injected into him by Batman at the Arkham Mansion.
Scarecrow's psyche was fractured so much after Arkham Asylum, that he didn't care about Batman's true identity as long as he got to destroy him and show the world who was really behind the cowl. Scarecrow's obsession with fear became even more warped, which lead him to desire to coat the world in his Fear Toxin to destroy millions of minds.
Batman: Arkham Asylum EditLike most villains in the series, Scarecrow's appearance changed depending on setting, materials and even his psychological condition. The basis for Scarecrow's costume may have been similar to his mainstream DC Comics counterpart, referencing the Headless Horseman trick from Sleepy Hollow and the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, inspired by his love of reading, and a rather on the nose symbol for the role that he wished to play in his victim's terror. Before the events of Arkham Asylum, Scarecrow used a costume that was slightly similar to his comic appearance, which incorporated an actual scarecrow-like appearance with a burlap mask that showed his eyes and mouth, and was topped off with a hat and a cloak. After he was captured and released, Crane may have had to scavenge for materials to complete the costume that was seen in the game. Scarecrow was shirtless, and his trousers, cowl, and sleeves appeared to be woven together from various rags, possibly from an Arkham inmate uniform. His mask had been altered into a cowl with the aesthetics of a hood and a noose, and acted as a gas mask. Scarecrow wore a brace over his right hand with syringes that extended over his fingers, which allowed him to simultaneously attack and inject a victim with Fear Toxin if they didn't breath in his gas. Scarecrow was often seen hunched over so that his skin was hardly visible and looked more like a scarecrow.
Batman: Arkham Knight Edit
Scarecrow's appearance was vastly different due to the injuries that he had sustained at the hands of Killer Croc back at Arkham Asylum. Scarecrow may have been blind in one eye and his face seemed to be damaged: it was no longer clear how much of his face was a mask or scar tissue. His left leg may have been permanently broken, as it was secured in a leg brace. Strangely, even with his broken leg, Scarecrow stood much taller than in Arkham Asylum, though in the former incident, Crane walked hunched over.
Crane's new gas mask also appeared to be surgically grafted to his throat, as it didn't cover his mouth or nose. It was mentioned by random Militia chatter that after Killer Croc's attack on him at Arkham Asylum, Crane underwent surgery to make his face appear as it did in Arkham Knight, which meant that the mask wasn't a mask, it was his actual face: he surgically grafted the mask to his face. Crane may have sustained damage to his windpipe that necessitated a respiratory bypass, which explained why his voice was so much more gravelly than before. Another possibility was that Scarecrow's voice in Arkham Asylum could of not been his real voice and altered it to make it more scary. Another piece of evidence to support that theory was the presence of two tubes going into the underside of Crane's lower jaw, with one of them being attached to one of his Fear Toxin canisters. Whether or not Crane took micro doses of his own Fear Toxin to make himself immune to it was unknown.
To better wage his war, Scarecrow wore a trench coat that was modified to hold multiple vials of Fear Toxin, which provided him with a larger supply. Scarecrow's fingertip syringes were upgraded to include claws that were latched to his wrist for combat. Altogether, Scarecrow resembled an undead being.
Dr. Penelope YoungEdit
Real Name: Dr. Jonathan Crane "Possibly one of my greatest successes here at the asylum. Despite his tendency for extensive role-play (oddly common among Gotham City's criminals), it's unclear to me why Dr. Crane was ever considered insane. In our long discussions, I've been impressed with his genius for psychology and biochemistry, and I fully believe that if presented with a stock of his fear-inducing gas, he would feel no compulsion to use it. He seems to have entirely turned away from his former life of crime as the Scarecrow."
"He's valiantly battled a history of anxiety disorder, due to a difficult childhood and adulthood trauma, through an intense study of psychology and the causes of fear.
I've come to believe that the accusations that he experimented on human subjects are wildly exaggerated."
GENIUS at Chemistry!
Would he have something to contribute to 'Titan' research?
- Master of Fear.
- Professor of psychology.
- Gifted psychiatrist and biochemist.
- Employs a specialized fear-inducing toxin that creates nightmarish hallucinations of phobias and fears.
- Motivated by an obsessive need to create fear in others.
- High intelligence.
- Jonathan Crane: Patient Interview 1. Patient was referred to me after the incident with Dr. Murphy. He appears to have suffered a breakdown of sorts. I believe it was brought about after the loss of his wife and child. As yet, the patient has been unable to speak. Continued observation shows little mental activity. It's as if the shock of what he saw triggered his mental collapse.
- Security Guard: There's someone in here! It's him! We've found him! Break down the door!
- Jonathan Crane: Note to self. As ever, it is difficult to continue my research under such conditions.
- Security Guard: Step away from Dr. Combs. Now! Get down on the ground! We've found them. Someone's got a medic. Oh God, what's he done to him?
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: Patient interview 6. Dr. Crane has been back in custody for 3 weeks. Regular sessions have been inconclusive. I am not sure he is actually insane.
- Jonathan Crane: Good evening, Stephen. How are you tonight?
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: I'm conducting the session, Jonathan.
- Jonathan Crane: Of course. If that helps you cope, I wouldn't have it any other way.
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: Let's talk about the events 3 weeks ago. What did you think you'd achieve? Dr. Murphy is still in therapy.
- Jonathan Crane: I wanted to understand him. His personal demons. His fears. It's all quite fascinating, really.
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: But you are... were a respected doctor. A brilliant mind, now just another resident in Arkham.
- Jonathan Crane: Can I have a drink? A strong one? This kind of question bores me.
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: I'm afraid not.
- Jonathan Crane: Interesting choice of words, Doctor. Tell me, what are you afraid of?
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: Patient interview 9. Dr. Crane continues to evade questions. I believe he is quite sane. Just evil. He takes no interest in the people he has hurt. His research appears to be the only motivating factor in his life. What is it about fear that drives your obsessions?
- Jonathan Crane: Fear drives everything, Stephen. Everything. Your life is governed by fear. Every decision you make is a product of that fear.
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: Don't be ridiculous.
- Jonathan Crane: You married your wife...Margaret, isn't it?...because you were scared of dying alone. You have children because you are scared of leaving nothing behind that really matters. You go to the doctors because you're scared of dying. Do I need to go on?
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: No. I think that will be all for today. Guards!
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: Today I have another interview with Crane. I cannot say I am looking forward to it. I've been feeling anxious. I don't like to admit it, but...I think he's getting to me.
- Jonathan Crane: How are you today?
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: I keep telling you, this is my session.
- Jonathan Crane: It was your session, Doctor, but not anymore.
- Security Guard: Are you OK, doc?
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: I think...yes..I...
- Jonathan Crane: Oh, he's fine. Just questioning his grip on reality. You should be doing the same any second...
- Security Guard: Mom, is that you? Wait, what are you doing?
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: Get off of me... Help. I need help here. I can't breathe...
- Jonathan Crane: Like I said... You're all part of my experiment now!
- Jonathan Crane: Asylum interview 1. My experiment is underway. Working alone, I have created my ultimate Fear Gas, its potency a revelation.
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: Ah! Ahh! They're all over me!
- Security Guard: Please, daddy, don't do it! Ah! Ahh!
- Dr. Stephen Kellerman: Keep away! Keep away! Keep away!
- Jonathan Crane: I have pumped enough gas into the Medical Center to break 100 minds. It should only be a matter of time before... [Sound of glass shattering] What?
- Batman: Give it up, now!
- Jonathan Crane: How...how are you still standing? How come it's not affecting you?
- Batman: Who says it's not?
- Jonathan Crane: I knew it. What was it like? What have you seen?
- Batman: Officer Cash. Get this formula to the air-conditioning system. Now! You failed, Crane. Again. I've been working with Dr. Kellerman, creating an antidote to the toxins in your cologne. He fooled you, Crane. How does that make you feel? Threatened, humiliated? Scared?
Batman: Arkham Asylum Edit
- "There is no Crane...Only Scarecrow!"
- "Poor little Bat. You're in my world now."
- "Is the world falling apart or just your mind? Are you scared? Embrace it."
- "Look around you. These are the broken fragments of your mind!"
- "Are you scared, little Bat? Do you need your mommy?"
- "I will tear your mind apart!"
- "Your mind will shatter like glass!"
- "What are you, Batman? Chicken?"
- "There's no escape!"
- "Everything you see is under my control!"
- "I will break you!"
- "What was that?"
- "What are you doing, little Bat?"
- "There you are, Batman!"
- "Stay still, this won't hurt!"
- "Dare to step into my gaze!"
- "I see you, Batman!"
- "I know you're there."
- "What are you trying to do?"
- "Do you believe what you see, Batman?"
- "Are you scared to come out and face your fears, Batman?"
- "Just got to check your prisoner, dear!" (Harley Quinn, illusion)
- "No, he's not. We really should feel sorry for him. He never fully got over his parent's death. It left him quite insane." (Batman, illusion)
- "What is going on inside your head, Wayne? Bah, he's gone! Just a twisted shell of a man." (Batman, illusion)
- "He's all yours, Joker!" (Batman, illusion)
- "I think you need a little more!"
- "Tell me, what demons do you have left to beat? Shall we see?"
- "Are you enjoying the extra dose, little Bat?"
- "Oh, I won't rush things this time. I'm going to savor every moment of your terror as I slowly destroy you."
- "You're fighting back. Good. It can only weaken your resolve."
- "How much more do you think you can take? Does it scare you to know that I have almost defeated you?"
- "How are you doing this?"
- "You've ingested enough toxins to drive ten men insane. What are you?"
- "Why fight it, Batman? You're as crazy as the rest of us. You need us as much as we need you. And to prove it, I'll flood the catacombs with enough Fear Gas to break the minds of everyone in Gotham for a hundred years."
- "Too late, Batman!"
- "One step closer... and this goes into the water!"
- "The cave will fill with your deepest, darkest nightmares and you will never reach your precious Venom roots."
Batman: Arkham KnightEdit
- "Gotham, this is your only warning, abandon the city, or I will unleash your greatest fears." (Trailer)
- "How many more bones will you crush? How many lives will you destroy in the pursuit of what you call justice? You are the product of everything you fear: violence, darkness, helplessness. All that remains is for you to watch, as I drag your beloved Gotham into oblivion." (Trailer)
- "This demonstration used just five ounces of my latest toxin.
- "Tomorrow, this will seem like child's play."
- "Gotham, this is your only warning."
- "Were you expecting to find me, Batman? I'm afraid I must disappoint you."
- "Take a look at the chamber. I want you to know the fear that is coming." (To Batman about Poison Ivy)
- "Remnants of Gotham, I have messages for you all. To the vandals who stayed behind to pick the still warm flesh from Gotham's bones: Have your fun. You are under my protection. To the cowards quaking behind the police department's walls: You will not be spared. And to Batman: I have already won. Emptied your city with a vial of toxin and a few threatening words. That's how little the safety you provided was worth. And when the dawn comes...when Gotham lies in ruins and I turn my gaze to the world beyond...the legend of the Batman will be worth nothing at all."
- "In death he has nothing left to fear. Keep him away from ACE Chemicals. Your vengeance will come." (To the Arkham Knight about Batman)
- "We have not broken him yet. It will come." (To the Arkham Knight about Batman)
- "Why do you hate him so much?" (To the Arkham Knight about Batman)
- "Your revenge is at hand. This is his last night." (To the Arkham Knight about Batman)
- "Is the strike team ready?" (The Arkham Knight)
- "The asset is a crucial element of my plan. Do not disappoint me." (The Arkham Knight)
- "Gentlemen, tonight is the night that Gotham changes forever. The night it becomes a wasteland of nightmares, a forsaken symbol of Batman's failure, a monument to fear." (Militia Soldiers)
- "But more than that: we're about to turn Gotham into the epicenter of a blast that will transform the entire Eastern coast of America into MY domain." (Militia Soldiers)
- "Need I remind you that we are on a tight schedule here? Gotham is going to pay for what its 'savior' did to me." (Militia Soldiers)
- "You each have been given a task. Complete that task and pray that you will not experience my fear toxin firsthand." (Militia Soldiers)
- "The people of Gotham can run all they like, but they will not avoid their fate." (Militia Soldiers)
- "Each element you carry is vital to my plan. My toxin's design has been perfected over of clinical trials. The speed at which it enters the bloodstream is matched only by the ferocity with which it takes hold." (Militia Soldiers)
- "Once released into the atmosphere, the gas cloud will cover the entire Eastern seaboard. From there it has the potential to reach the farthest corners of the continent. An entire nation gripped by fear. By my estimates, the fallout will last for a century or more." (Militia Soldiers)
- "It appears that the flow of chemicals has stopped, which can only mean that you are here, Batman. I've been looking forward to seeing you again."
- "I thought you brave enough to confront me."
- "I know you're out there. The door is open."
- "Do you really think you've won?"
- "Fear makes you predictable."
- "I am in complete control."
- "Let me go, or she dies."
- "Barbara Gordon."
- "Nothing hurts like losing one of the family, knowing that there is no one to blame but yourself."
- "You might fool everyone else, but you can't fool me. There's something different about you. You're afraid."
- "You've always buried your fears, locked them away deep in your subconscious. Hidden. But something is gnawing away in the darkness of your mind, isn't it? Something even you can't control."
- "The cracks are forming as it pushes its way to the surface. I can almost taste it."
- "You raised yourself above them, Batman, inspired the herd. But what happens when their idol falls from his pedestal in front of their eyes."
- "It's gone, Dark Knight-the grip you had on Gotham. Your long reign of fear. I'm sovereign now."
- "He despises you, this Arkham Knight. What did you do, hero, to enkindle such hatred?"
- "Did you think you stopped me at ACE Chemicals, Batman? You merely delayed the inevitable."
- "Gotham is mine, to do with as I please. And the same can be said of your friend."
- 'Poor little Barbara Gordon. Close your eyes. Can you see her? Cowering in the darkness? Cursing the hero who failed her?"
- "She has become your weakness, your obsession, dragging you deeper into the abyss."
- "I could have her killed right now. It would be cruel. Sadistic. Brutal. But I have other plans in store for both of you."
- "Gentlemen, an announcement. Our one-time friend Mr. Stagg neglected to keep the Cloudburst charged and ready for operation. We will need to do the job ourselves."
- "I need men in Biological Engineering ferrying energy cells to charge the device, and I need more men to defend them. Do not fail me."
- "Not yet. The Cloudburst must be fully charged."
- "You're not dying, it just feels like you are. My toxin is filling your lungs, drowning you in your greatest fears."
- "What can you see? A city engulfed in fear? Betrayed by those you trust the most? Your darkest secrets revealed?"
- "As I tear your mind apart, Gotham will watch. I will cut that mask from your face, and the whole world will see the fear in your eyes. Then they too will understand. There is no savior. No more hope... No more Batman."
- "Astonishing. Such brutality."
- "You almost killed these men. You were ready to abandon your beliefs, everything you stand for."
- "You tell yourself you are not like us. You tell yourself you are something more, something better."
- "But fear reveals the truth, erodes your self-control. Soon you will kill and become that which you hate the most. Soon, the Bat will be broken!"
- "Something's changed. You're different!"
- "Who said anything about running?"
- "How does it feel to see your city on the brink of ruin, your friends in the clutches of death?"
- "You stretched yourself too far this time, Batman, and now your failure is all but complete."
- "As that final dying breath escapes her body, she will know you are the one who failed her."
- "We both know fear is theatrics, Batman, so permit me the indulgence of putting on this show."
- "Yes, you see it now. The horror behind the glass, the monster that will be your end... unless you pick up that gun and deny him."
- "You will bring death to all who follow you."
- "Batman, what happened at the safehouse was not some cruel game. It was necessary."
- "Tonight is about more than Gotham. It's about what you became in that room. The hero who failed. That's what I want the world to see."
- "Do you mourn, Batman? Or are you really the stoic caricature you play? Beneath that mask is a man, I'm sure. A man who grieves, a man who suffers. A man who fears the reckoning to come."
- "Do you still see it, Batman? The terror in her eyes as she looked upon your true self? Savor that image. There are many like it still to come."
- "Good. Are we still on schedule?"
- "Your patience will be rewarded soon."
- "Welcome to Gotham...The City of Fear."
- "Do you see this, Batman? Your poisoned, desolate city? Its people tearing out each other's throats, their own throats, in terror? The world sees it too. Next, the world will see what happens to the man who tries to stop me. And when it does, the world will know fear. You aren't fighting for Gotham, tonight. You're fighting for every desperate fool who thinks that when their worst fears come to pass, a hero might come and save them. And you're losing."
- "Do you see them? All the monsters you created."
- "My toxin will fill the streets, and bring this city to it's knees. I will take from you everything you fear to lose, and I will watch you suffer. Scared yet?"
- "What do you seek on those tunnels, Batman? Hope? You will find none."
- "How did you persuade Poison Ivy to come rallying to the aid of a city she despises? Threats? Blackmail? Charm?"
- "She's dying. My toxin strikes at the minds of humans, but it leeches the life from her."
- "Dr. Isley cannot stop me. But how noble you were to make her Gotham's first line of defense."
- "How can the world know fear-true dread-when it has you? A stalwart knight, ever ready to slay monsters. Fear isn't pure biology, Batman. It's more than instinct. True fear is the absence of hope. And hope is the spread wings of a Bat, shining on the clouds."
- "You promised that Gotham would be safe. Protected! But what does the world see now?! My toxin choking its streets! Blotting out the moonlight! Poisoning the saplings you thought could stop me!"
- "And now, Dark Knight, I turn to you. But don't be afraid. It's not your life that needs ending, it's your myth. The hope that you stand for. The hope that dies tonight."
- "Don't fret. This tree won't make any difference. Ivy isn't strong enough to purify Gotham. No one is."
- "Your escort is almost gone, Knight. Protect the Cloudburst, withdraw."
- "What do you think you're doing?"
- "This is not the plan we agreed upon."
- "He's trying to overheat the cloudburst. Leave now."
- "You will have your chance to kill him."
- "The cloudburst is not bait, Knight. It is mine."
- "The cloudburst won't withstand another strike. Retreat."
- "Batman! The Cloudburst was mine! My greatest weapon! My instrument of fear! I will exact vengeance for this on you and all your allies. Like Poison Ivy. My toxin overwhelms her. She's paying the price for opposing me right now."
- "You actually believe you've won, don't you, Batman? Savor this fleeting delusion of victory."
- "The Arkham Knight may have fled in terror, but now his army answers to ME!"
- "For even as my toxin dissipates, it leaves behind a forsaken city, forever tainted by your failure."
- "Tonight, the myth of Batman dies and Gotham dies with it."
- "Batman has arrived ahead of schedule. Lock down the elevators and find him."
- "Do you still believe that you are Gotham's savior? Soon, the world will see you for what you truly are: a fallacy, a figment of hope in a world of suffering and pain."
- "How many more bones will you crush? How many lives will you destroy in the pursuit of your crude justice? We are all products of our fears: I look at you and see a man born of violence and darkness."
- "What will you give to save your friends, I wonder? Are you ready to reveal your secret? Are ready for your legend to die?"
- "The commissioner placed his trust in you, to keep his city safe, his family safe. Can you still atone for your failure? Are you still the master of your own destiny? The answers are waiting, Batman, as am I."
- "Stop this, Knight. Everything is in hand."
- "We had a plan. He is going to suffer."
- "So you did it. I must admit, I had my doubts that you could make this happen."
- "And I'm not talking to you. It is time." (Gordon)
- "Call in the transport. We're leaving." (Militia Soldier)
- "It is time for the people of Gotham to see their savior for who he truly is. A man. Just a man. Devoid of hope, betrayed by his friends, crippled by fear."
- "You both still have a part to play." (Gordon)
- "Once I understood your greatest fear, controlling you was simple. You blame yourself for her condition."
- "You need to protect her, but buried deep down is the inevitability that you will one day fail."
- "And that fear makes you mine."
- "Think very carefully about your next move, Commissioner. Her life depends on it."
- "Did you think I wanted him dead? Did you think that would save your daughter?" (Gordon)
- "Do you know what happens when a man refuses to be controlled by his fears?" (Gordon)
- "He must face them!" (Gordon)
- "Shh... It's OK to be afraid." (Oracle)
- "Do not listen to Batman's false orders. The Knight is gone. You answer to me and me alone." (To the militia at the clock tower after using the voice synthesizer too much)
- "Do you take pride in what you have reduced them to? The mewling babes your assaults exposed? I will do that to you, Dark Knight. I will peel back every layer of the Batman before the night is through."
- "Gallant police force of Gotham. I have a message for you. You are not safe. You are not protected. Batman will not save you. This is the beginning for the end for you, Dark Knight."
- "GCPD- The home of Gotham's brave men and women, a beacon for hope in a city of chaos and despair. Watch as I obliterate it, and the lives of all that cower within its walls!"
- "Remove them."
- "Barbara Gordon."
- "You cannot sustain their hope any longer, Batman. They will die afraid and forsaken. Reflect on your failure as you salvage their corpses from the rubble."
- "You cannot stop it, Batman. Their world is crumbling."
- "Nothing's changed, sergeant. Reduce that edifice to dust and this battle is ours."
- "The ones that fight at your side still believe in you. I will show them how misplaced that belief is."
- "It's time. Send them in."
- "You played your part. Now Batman will play his."
- "Looking for someone? You should know by now that nowhere is safe. The Commissioner was so eager to betray you earlier, when his daughter's life depended on it. And now, I have your Robin, the caged bird. Fascinating that your fears would drive you to lock your closest ally in a prison cell. Now those same fears will make you do as I say. There's a storage depot in Kingston. Go there, alone. Prepare to take off that mask. Or your friends will die."
- "Your fears got the better of you I see. How fitting that I will win and Batman's life will be over... not because of what I have done to your precious city, but because you are scared of what I will do to your friends, your family. They are your weakness, hiding just below the surface. I'm sure that you're scared of what will happen when I tear that mask from your face. What will we find? Your true identity, or proof that without your mask you are nothing. Impotent. Powerless, Afraid. Leave your equipment on that table, and we can find out."
- "Now, the truck."
- "The die is cast, Batman, and from now on I need your undivided attention. The nightmare is almost over, your failure almost complete. I can see it, and soon the whole world will see it too. Your eyes betray you. You are truly afraid."
- "Are you ready?" (Batman)
- "Enough bravado. It's too late for that. I don't care who you are, but they will. I'm going to rob them of hope. As they stare into your eyes they will blame you...Failure will have a face and a name."
- "It's time."
- "Mister Gordon, I would like you to do the honors." (Gordon)
- "Take off that mask or my next shot will kill him." (Gordon)
- "NOW!" (Gordon)
- "Wayne? Bruce Wayne?"
- "Now the world can see you for what you truly are. A legend laid bare. Powerless. Human. Afraid."
- "Do you know what happens now, Mr. Wayne? I'm not going to kill you... I'm going to set you free... Free to see the city you swore to defend tear itself apart. Free to see everyone you love hunted down and killed. Every scream, every death, vengeance for all that Batman has done."
- "What? Do you not understand? It is over."
- "Do you understand, Gotham?"
- "You have no savior."
- "No more hope... No- more- Batman!"
- "I've won."
- "Without fear, life is meaningless."
- "No!" (before being injected with his own toxin by Batman)
- "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!" (after being injected with his own toxin by Batman and facing his own fears.)
Game Over Lines Edit
- "And at the end of fear, oblivion!"
- "You failed, now suffer!"
- "Now madness takes you, forever!"
- "Didn't you know, Dark Knight, you can't fight fear?"
- "Die, knowing that I will make them suffer, every one."
- "You die here and your legend dies with you."
- "You have failed to stop me Batman, now Gotham will fall."
- "This is the end Dark Knight, you have nothing to be afraid of anymore."
- "I wanted more than your death and Gotham's destruction, but you force my hand." (When leaving a bomb to detonate in Campaign for Disarmament.)
- "Prepare yourself, Batman. My reign of terror starts now."
Batman: Assault on ArkhamEdit
Batman: Arkham AsylumEdit
Batman: Arkham CityEdit
Batman: Arkham KnightEdit
- The Doctors Murphy and Combs that were mentioned in Scarecrow's Patient Interview Tapes referenced Cillian Murphy, who played Scarecrow in the Dark Knight Trilogy, fitting as Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, the two most recent depictions of Scarecrow at the time of Arkham Asylum's release, and Jeffery Combs, the voice of Scarecrow in the fourth season of Batman: The Animated Series.
- Scarecrow's glove in Arkham Asylum resembled the titular bladed glove of Freddy Krueger, the fictional serial killer from the Nightmare on Elm Street films.
- His syringe glove in Arkham Knight, however, more resembled the claws of Wolverine from Marvel, as they were retractable and only notably activated when Scarecrow made a fist.
- Scarecrow was the only villain in Arkham Asylum to mention Batman as Wayne. He said his surname during the third encounter. However, as Batman was wildly hallucinating at the time, it was very unlikely that Crane himself actually knew Batman's secret identity, and in Arkham Knight, he was surprised when he found out Batman's identity. Ironically, it would be much later that Scarecrow became the one that finally unmasked Batman and revealed his identity to the world.
- After you defeated Bane, Dr. Kellerman said that "Just after you took the elevator down, the PA was full of screaming. It was horrible." if you returned to the Patient Observation Room to speak to him.
- Scarecrow had his own Challenge Map that was titled "Scarecrow Nightmare." Crane himself appeared in the background, similar to his in-story hallucination appearances, and taunted Batman as he fought the Fear Gas skeleton thugs under his command. The goal was to survive for as long as possible against the never ending waves of thugs without taking a single hit, which instantly killed Batman.
- During the final nightmare with Scarecrow, you could not skip the cutscene with Joker taking Batman to the asylum, which made it the only un-skippable scene in the game.
- Like Joker, Scarecrow didn't have an identifiable cell at Arkham Asylum. Theoretically, he could have been held in the "Extreme Isolation" area of Arkham, which was the one place that the player could not explore.
- In Scarecrow's Lair under the elevators, computer monitors showed security camera images of Batman escorting Joker through Arkham. Crane may have already escaped his cell prior to the riot, and had managed to observe the event. Given the number of supplies that were present, Crane may have had a way of slipping in and out of his cell without being noticed, and smuggled in the necessary items.
- During the nightmare sections of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman would occasionally appear as Scarecrow, which made Scarecrow technically a playable character.
- Crane's appearance in Arkham Asylum had been ranked as the 38th Greatest Moment in Gaming.
- The Arkhamverse Scarecrow made a cameo in the DC game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. The game had many damaging stage transitions, one of which took place in the Arkham Asylum Stage. One player could throw another through a wall and into Crane's cell. Scarecrow would inject the player with his Fear Toxin, which triggered a voyage into Crane's nightmare world, before they were thrown into another section of the level.
- Scarecrow is the only villain to physically appear in Arkham Asylum, who doesn't have his face revealed in game.
- His face is revealed in Arkham Knight. Listening to criminals in Gotham reveals, underwent Facial reconstructive surgery, and isn't wearing a mask, meaning his face has been redesigned to look like his trademark mask. (He even had his gas mask surgically grafted to his jaw.
- In Arkham Asylum, Crane's skin was deathly pale and he was extremely skinny, which indicated possible anorexia. Oddly, Crane appeared much taller in Arkham Knight, which was unusual given his crippled state. It should also be noted that during Arkham Asylum, Scarecrow walked hunched over whereas in Arkham Knight, he walked normally. It is possible that Scarecrow could not hunch over after his mauling, due to injuries, and he was forced to stand up all the time.
- In his Game Over Lines for Arkham Knight, Scarecrow's voice was always distorted by his Fear Toxin. That was even when he's not actually around when Batman died.
- A barely noticeable outlining of Scarecrow could be seen next to the Azrael symbol at the Church and Medical Center in Arkham City.
- The "City of Terror" code that was required to unlock Crane's Barge was one of the hardest security codes to decrypt in Arkham City, because it was at level five on the Cryptographic Sequencer.
- In the one his the phone calls to Batman in Arkham City, the Joker implied that he was aware that Scarecrow was still alive.
- Scarecrow's Arkham Knight design resembled his incarnation in the 4th season of Batman: The Animated Series. In that season, Scarecrow resembled a legitimate undead being in a preacher's outfit. In both designs, their teeth were visible as well, though while in the former's case, it was his genuine teeth, in the latter it was left ambiguous, as the producers were uncertain if there was someone under the mask. It was revealed by Militia chatter that Scarecrow underwent surgery after he was attacked by Killer Croc to make his face appear as it did in Arkham Knight, which meant it's his actual face in the final game.
- Canisters full of Scarecrow's Fear Gas appeared as Easter Eggs throughout Arkham City, most prominently in the Riddler's third hostage room: an area that was covered with razor wire which could be examined either in first person mode or by a Remote Control Batarang, and also at Hush's Hideout. Upon viewing these specific canisters, if you listened, you could hear strange voices in the room, that were possibly started by the leaking Fear Gas.
- Scarecrow's face in Arkham Knight resembled a mutilated serial killer, which was rather fitting for a terrorist and criminal.
- The fact that Scarecrow chose Halloween Night to attack Gotham further showed his fascination of fear, and why he chose to take advantage of the night that lore had said fear would be at it most powerful, since monsters, like Scarecrows, are said to be at their strongest on Hallow's Eve, which may explain how Scarecrow became more dangerous. But what Scarecrow may have or have not overlooked, is that creatures like Bats (like Batman and the Arkham Knight were modeled after), can draw power from this night as well, which may also explained why they both defeated him in the end. Additionally some of the rioters will comment that Scarecrow must have a sense of humor initiating his plan on Halloween, which is considered to be the scariest night of the year.
- Scarecrow "getting a taste of his own medicine" in Arkham Knight seemed to have been taken from the first movie of the Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman Begins, and the episode "Nothing to Fear" from Batman: The Animated Series. In all three cases, Crane saw Batman as a demonic version of a bat. The only difference was that in Arkham Knight, the dose severely broke him into becoming harmless, while in Batman Begins, it not only made Scarecrow a lot more dangerous, it was even responsible for turning Jonathan Crane into Scarecrow as an alias.
- From a certain point of view, Scarecrow won his last battle against Batman, as the Dark Knight's identity was revealed to the world, which forced Bruce Wayne to fake his death, though his legend was kept intact. His remark of this night being Batman's last was ultimately correct.
- Scarecrow managing to unveil Bruce Wayne's identity to the people of Gotham and presumably the world gave him the distinction of not only being the only incarnation of Scarecrow to do so, but the only Batman villain in any medium thus far to succeed at that.
- The final nightmare that Scarecrow forced the player to experience in Arkham Asylum, specifically that of Batman going insane and the numerous Arkham inmates beginning to run the city, was fulfilled in Arkham Knight fittingly by Scarecrow himself.
- In the Arkham Knight Novelization, Scarecrow was aware that Batman was hallucinating the Joker and revealed to the Dark Knight that he and Joker were working together. Joker contacted Scarecrow after he injected Batman with his blood and Scarecrow modified his Fear Toxin to bring out the Joker in Batman. However, it seems that Crane is unaware when the Joker surfaces in Batman as both times he either thought Batman was just acting different or wasn't afraid despite being injected with fear toxin.
- When Batman was trying to put the canisters in place at Ace Chemicals, Scarecrow's old gas mask from Arkham Asylum could be seen laying on the floor. It could have been symbolic, for the self-destructive streak that Crane exhibited, or the departure from his old self, or a calling card.
- Save for Batman and Crane himself, all people that were infected with Scarecrow's new Fear Toxin died. Crane himself was supposed to be immune, but even he was permanently affected by the end of Arkham Knight. That gave an indication as to how strong the new Fear Toxin actually was.
- The official website for Arkham Knight gave an indication that Scarecrow did in fact gain partial immunity to his toxin, presumably from having used it for his whole career. It is possible that his new toxin was strong enough to get past this immunity, however.
- It is also possible that Scarecrow's immunity to the toxin only extended as far as decreasing it's physical lethality, as opposed to nullifying it's psychological effects.
- For some reason, Scarecrow's face and personal attire slightly resembled Ermac's face and personal attire in Mortal Kombat X, mainly due to Ermac's face resembling an zombie as well as usually wearing hooded long robes. In some YouTube video images, they use Ermac instead of Scarecrow.
- In Arkham Asylum, during the cutscene when Scarecrow was seen being taken by Killer Croc during his mauling, his cowl could be seen flying off his face for a split second, which meant that his cowl was not attached to the rag by his chest.