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The Scarecrow

Dr. Jonathan Crane, also known as The Scarecrow, is a DC Comics supervillain, and an enemy of Batman.


Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, he first appeared in World's Finest Comics #3. The Scarecrow is an insane ex-psychiatrist who uses a variety of drugs and psychological tactics to use the fears and phobias of his adversaries. He does not commit his crimes for wealth, but rather as a form of "research" to further study the effects of fear on humans.

Role in 2000 AD[]

He features as an antagonist in Judgement on Gotham. While Batman was trapped in Mega-City One after being transported dimensionally, The Scarecrow ran afoul in Gotham City teaming up with the infamous Judge Death, causing chaos in Batman's absence.


  • The Scarecrow was portrayed by actor Cillian Murphy in Batman Begins. Cillian Murphy also starred in Sunshine, which was written by Alex Garland. Alex Garland would go on to write Dredd.