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Scarecrow (Character)
from "Batman: The Animated Series" (1992)

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Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) (VG)
The Scarecrow: What are you, Batman? Chicken?

The Scarecrow: You married your wife because you were scared of dying alone. You had children because you're scared you won't leave behind anything important. You go to doctors because you're scared of dying... need I go on?

The Scarecrow: You've ingested enough toxin to drive 10 men insane! What ARE you?

The Scarecrow: Is your mind playing tricks on you... or am I?

The Scarecrow: Are you enjoying the extra dose, little Bat?

The Scarecrow: [in disbelief, as Batman continues to resist the fear toxin] How are you doing this? You've ingested enough toxins to drive 10 men insane! What *are* you?

The Scarecrow: Why fight it, Batman? You're as crazy as the rest of us. You need us just as much as we need you.

The Scarecrow: Hello, Stephen, how are you today?
Dr. Stephen Kellerman: I keep telling you, this is MY session.
The Scarecrow: It was your session, Doctor. But not anymore.
Guard: Doc, are you okay?
The Scarecrow: [before Kellerman can respond] Oh he's fine. Just questioning his grip on reality. You should be doing the same any time now.

The Scarecrow: [When Batman loses to Scarecrow] And at the end of fear, oblivion.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Fear of Victory (#1.19)" (1992)
The Scarecrow: [after winning $28,000] It's a pleasure doing business.
Leon the Bookie: You've been winning a lot lately, Mr...?
The Scarecrow: You may call me "Lucky".
Leon the Bookie: Yeah? Well, Lucky, that's what you must be, 'cause I ain't seen you lose. Not even once over the last week.
The Scarecrow: Yes, well, I make my own luck.
[leaves]
Leon the Bookie: [to his lackey] That "Lucky" knows something. I want to know it too. Be persuasive.

The Scarecrow: [Confronting Leon the Bookie's lackey] Lost? You have that bewildered look... but your sort always does.
Leon's Lackey: I ain't lost. I'm looking for you! I wanna know how come you always win, Mr. "Lucky".
The Scarecrow: It's quite simple, actually. I fix the games.
Leon's Lackey: You can't fix all those sports, nobody can.
The Scarecrow: Oh, he of little brain, allow me to illustrate.
[holds up an envelope]
The Scarecrow: Here. You can read, can't you?
Leon's Lackey: [Lackey takes the envelope and reads it] "Boo!" Hey, is this some kinda joke?
The Scarecrow: It's no joke, I assure you. It's the fear of victory, and the agony of...
[Lackey grabs him and reveals his true form]
The Scarecrow: The Scarecrow! So now you understand step one in how to fix an athletic contest. I shall proceed to step two...
Leon's Lackey: No! No! Get away!

The Scarecrow: There's enough powder in that helmet to panic a pachyderm! He should be prostrating himself, crying for mercy!
Batman: Change of luck, Scarecrow?
The Scarecrow: You!
Batman: You're aware that gambling is illegal in Gotham?
The Scarecrow: I need the money, Batman. You know the cost of chemicals these days.

The Scarecrow: [after winning $28,000] It's a pleasure doing business.
Leon the Bookie: You've been winning a lot lately, Mr...?
The Scarecrow: You may call me "Lucky".
Leon the Bookie: Yeah? Well, Lucky, that's what you must be, 'cause I ain't seen you lose. Not even once over the last week.
The Scarecrow: Yes, well, I make my own luck.
[leaves]
Leon the Bookie: [to his henchman] That "Lucky" knows something. I want to know it too. Be persuasive.

The Scarecrow: [Confronting Leon the Bookie's henchman] Lost? You have that bewildered look... but your sort always does.
Leon's Henchman: I ain't lost. I'm looking for you! I wanna know how come you always win, Mr. "Lucky".
The Scarecrow: It's quite simple, actually. I fix the games.
Leon's Henchman: You can't fix all those sports, nobody can.
The Scarecrow: Oh, he of little brain, allow me to illustrate.
[holds up an envelope]
The Scarecrow: Here. You can read, can't you?
Leon's Henchman: [the Henchman takes the envelope and reads it] "Boo!" Hey, is this some kinda joke?
The Scarecrow: It's no joke, I assure you. It's the fear of victory, and the agony of...
[the Henchman grabs him and reveals his true form]
The Scarecrow: The Scarecrow! So now you understand step one in how to fix an athletic contest. I shall proceed to step two...
Leon's Henchman: No! No! Get away!


"Batman: The Animated Series: Nothing to Fear (#1.10)" (1992)
Scarecrow: I might have underestimated the Batman, but at least the university is finished.
Anthony: You know, boss, I always hated school, but, how come you hate the university so much?
Scarecrow: They tried to destroy me.
Nigel: You mean they kicked you out because you weren't smart enough?
Scarecrow: No, you simpleton!
[Squeezes Nigel's nose]
Nigel: Ow!
Scarecrow: I taught there. I was a professor of psychology, specializing in phobias. Inducing terror has always intrigued me. Even, as a boy, I liked to frighten things. People, animals, it was all the same. I became obsessed with fear's crippling power. Later, when I became their leading professor of subliminal psychology at the university, I began performing experiments on fear and its subsequent effects. Dr. Long thought I went too far. He called me a lunatic. So now, they will learn the true nature of horror!
Anthony: Wow, he's a good professor.

The Scarecrow: Succumb to the fear!

Scarecrow: My revenge is complete, the university is in the grip of fear, and Batman has been annihilated!
Nigel: Huh?
Scarecrow: Annihilated! Destroyed! Dead!
Anthony: [points out the window] Then who's that?

The Scarecrow: I am fear incarnate. I am the terror of Gotham. I am the Scarecrow!


"The New Batman Adventures: Never Fear (#1.4)" (1997)
Guru: And after that, Batman handed him over to the cops. There wasn't anything we could do.
The Scarecrow: What's the use of providing me with test patients if you're going to lose them? You should had monitored him more carefully.
Guru: We-we tried, but we had no idea your treatment would be that effective.
The Scarecrow: All the more reason to keep the subjects under close scrutiny. We don't want to give ourselves away just yet. Do we?

The Scarecrow: [regarding crocodiles] Terrifying, aren't they?
Bruce Wayne (Disguised): What's going on?
The Scarecrow: That's what I'd like to know. Who are you? Why were you snooping around?
Bruce Wayne (Disguised): Easy, easy. I was just looking for some loose cash. I wasn't trying to move in on your operation. Whatever it is.
The Scarecrow: A thief. I thought as much.
[Raises gun]
Bruce Wayne (Disguised): Hey, be cool!
[Scarecrow shoots the gun, hitting Bruce with fearless gas]
The Scarecrow: Scared you, didn't I?

The Scarecrow: This message is for the mayor. You'll soon see what Gotham City will be like without fear. And it won't be pretty. Fear is the glue that holds society together. It's what makes people suppress their worst impulses. Fear is power. And today it will also be quite expensive... if you want the antidote.


The Dark Knight (2008)
The Chechen: [after bringing out a man under the influence of fear toxin] Look at what your drugs did to my customers.
Scarecrow: Buyer beware. I told you my compound would take you places. I never said they'd be places you wanted to go.
The Chechen: My business... repeat customers...
Scarecrow: If you don't like what I have to offer, you can buy from someone else. Assuming Batman left anyone to buy from.

[as the Batman wanna-bes attack the drug deal]
Scarecrow: That's not him.
[Mayhem ensues, with lots of gunfire]
The Chechen: Loose the dogs!
[after more fighting, the Batmobile crashes into the garage]
Scarecrow: That's more like it!

Scarecrow: Buyer beware. I told you my compound would take you places. I never said they were places you wanted to go!


"Challenge of the Superfriends: Secret Origins of the SuperFriends/Terror from the Phantom Zone (#1.8)" (1978)
Scarecrow: Oh, no! It's the Green Lantern.
Lex Luthor: No, fools, it's only me, the Green Luthor.


"Challenge of the Superfriends: The World's Deadliest Game/Battle at the Earth's Core (#1.3)" (1978)
Scarecrow: We're so wealthy I can afford to stuff myself with money instead of straw.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Dreams in Darkness (#1.31)" (1992)
The Scarecrow: An entire city screaming in fear. I wonder if we'll be able to hear it.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Harley's Holiday (#3.6)" (1994)
Dr. Joan Leland: You've made wonderful progress, Harley. You've passed your competency hearing, and tomorrow, you will be released, mentally sane and sound.
Harley Quinn: [Begins jumping up and down] Weee! Wahoo! Whoopee! Yay! Yay! Yay!
[Regains composure]
Harley Quinn: Uh... I mean thank you, Dr. Leland.
Dr. Joan Leland: That's ok. You have every reason to be proud of yourself.
The Scarecrow: [shouting off screen] Unhand me!
Dr. Joan Leland: I just wish the other inmates could make your sort of progress.
[Batman and Robin are seen bringing in the Scarecrow]
The Scarecrow: I am the master of fear! The lord of despair! Cower before me in witless deter!
Harley Quinn: Hi, Professor Crane.
The Scarecrow: [Completely calm] Good evening, child.
[to Batman and Robin]
The Scarecrow: Worship me, fools! Worship me! Scream hosannas of anguish to Scarecrow, the all-terrible god of fear!
[the orderlies come to take him away]
Robin: I think he's getting better.