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Batman: Arkham Asylum’s Scarecrow

Posted by Chris On July - 28 - 2009

Out of all of Batman’s famous villains, The Scarecrow is perhaps the creepiest.  Sure, the Joker has that chilling smile and the whole “sociopathic lunatic” thing going for him, but Dr. Jonathan Crane, AKA the Scarecrow, is all about fear.  He uses hallucinogenic drugs to terrify his enemies, and dresses, well, like a scarecrow.  As creepy as he is, he’s perhaps never looked as disturbing as he does in Eidos and Rocksteady Studio’s upcoming game, Batman: Arkham Asylum.

He certainly is a lot more menacing than he was in the 1980s..

Come to think of it, he was actually pretty creepy back then, too.  Regardless, this new version looks like something out of Freddy Krueger’s nightmares, so he’s pretty menacing.  So far, with the exception of Harley Quinn, I’m loving the re-designs for Batman’s “Rogues Gallery.”  What do you guys think?  Are they the right flavor of creepy, or has designer Ale Garza strayed too far from the characters’ roots?

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2 Responses so far
  1. Tara Said,

    I think all the character designs for the new game are cool, but I this one is my new favorite. I love the Scarecrow as it is, but a gas mask and syringes on his fingers? That’s just amazing.

    Posted on August 21st, 2009 at 4:20 PM

  2. Suzuki Said,

    Scarecrow looked AMAZING in this game!
    He was scary as hell!
    <3

    Posted on December 20th, 2010 at 10:38 AM

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