Dr. Jonathan Crane, also known as the Scarecrow, is a notorious Gotham City criminal, specializing in techniques and chemicals that manipulate fear, such as his powerful Fear toxin. Crane was originally a well-respected doctor and a colleague of the late August Cartwright. He is currently incarcerated at Arkham Asylum.
Gotham City's foe
Arkham Asylum inmate
He was eventually captured and sent to Arkham Asylum and was designated as patient #856220. Crane's belongings, including vials of Fear Toxin, were put in a box in the evidence room. When The Flash tried to hit Nora Fries with a lightning bolt, he accidentally hit Crane's belongings, which released the Fear Toxin inside the room and made him and the Green Arrow see their worst fears.
During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Crane as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019, only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.
- Genius-level intellect/Expert tactician/Leader: Crane is an extremely intelligent individual, due to his background as a physician and his fame as one of the greatest criminal mastermind of Gotham able to create straightforward and ruthless plans to terrorize the city.
- Fear toxin: Jonathan Crane’s trademark is a powerful hallucinogen that makes victims see their worst fears and can bring anyone to their knees.
- Dr. Crane is possibly the namesake of Jonathan Cartwright, since he was a colleague of his father's.
Behind the scenes
- In the main DC comics continuity, Jonathan Crane is a criminal in Gotham City who takes pride in spreading fear using his specially-designed fear toxin, and is an adversary of Batman named "Scarecrow".
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