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Dreams in Darkness 

While affected by the Scarecrow's fear toxin, Batman finds himself an inmate of Arkham Asylum.



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Episode cast overview:
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Dr. Bartholomew (voice)
Dr. Wu (voice)
Orderly / Spa Saboteur (voice)


While affected by the Scarecrow's fear toxin, Batman finds himself an inmate of Arkham Asylum.

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3 November 1992 (USA)  »

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(85 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Batman allows a doctor to take a blood sample without retrieving it after she studies it. This means she has his DNA and thus could discover his true identity. See more »


Batman: "There's always time to heal", the doctor told me, but he was wrong. There was no time left. Not for me, not for him, and not for Gotham City. And as long as I remained trapped in Arkham, there was nothing I could do, except wait for the end and remember the beginning.
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Referenced in Batman Begins (2005) See more »


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Composed by Danny Elfman
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Batman In A Strait-Jacket!
6 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

This was like a film noir in the first part of the story in that it was told through narration. It's also told in flashback as Batman tells us the story on how he got into his current predicament. "That predicament" refers to the Caped Crusader being incarcerated in Arkham Asylum and tied up in a strait-jacket. How can this be? What happened?

We find out pretty quickly that he was a victim of poison gas, one of "The Scarecrow's" inventions which causes hallucinations and great fear. He is ready to inject it into the city's water supply. Batman finds this out, gets poisoned, and acts irrationally and is "captured" before he can convince Gotham officials he's not crazy and that there is a deadly plan in the works.

How can Batman get out of this very difficult situation and stop The Scarecrow from poisoning the water supply system in Gotham is the question and the bulk of story in this entertaining episode.

I really enjoyed Kevin Conroy's narration as was sorry he didn't use it for the entire show. It lent a good touch to the 1940s atmosphere of this animated series.

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