- The Joker mocks Scarecrow’s standing as a C-list villain, declaring that docs like him aren’t scary, solely annoying.
- The Joker’s taunting reveals that Scarecrow is secretly afraid he won’t ever rise above his present station as a lower-level villain.
- The Joker believes that Scarecrow’s gimmick, the worry toxin, just isn’t sufficient to make him nearly as good a villain as himself or different well-known Batman rogues.
Warning! Spoilers forward for Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham Struggle – Purple Hood #2!Whereas Gotham is crammed with loads of offbeat villains, there’s one that can by no means earn the Joker’s respect. Batman’s metropolis goes up in flames throughout the intense “Gotham Struggle” crossover, and it is bringing Bruce’s biggest foes out of the woodwork. However when one tries going after Purple Hood, the Joker makes his emotions recognized about one specific baddie.
In Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham Struggle – Purple Hood #2 by Matthew Rosenberg and Nikola Čižmešija, The Clown Prince of Crime is looking for the Purple Hood, who has simply been reconditioned by Batman to really feel worry when Jason’s adrenaline will get too excessive. Regardless of the adjustments to his thoughts, Purple Hood tries to save lots of somewhat lady from a burning constructing.
Sadly, Scarecrow has tracked down Purple Hood and is on the point of kill him. Fortunately, the Joker arrives in the nick of time to assist. As the clown assaults, Joker calls out the Scarecrow and tells the villain he is by no means going to be something greater than a C-list villain “As a result of docs aren’t scary. They’re annoying.“
Joker Would not Respect Scarecrow’s Gimmick or Occupation
Issues obtained uncontrolled quick due to Batman and Catwoman’s newest tiff. Selina’s plan to scale back crime by coaching henchmen to turn out to be self-sufficient cat burglars like her created a determined state of affairs in Gotham’s felony underworld. With no henchmen and Batman changing into an increasing number of unhinged, the Darkish Knight’s rogues teamed as much as survive. In the meantime, the Joker obtained right into a warfare of his personal in his comedian, The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing, as he started looking out excessive and low for his mysterious doppelganger whereas staying a step forward of the Purple Hood.
The Joker has recognized Batman’s rogues for practically so long as he is recognized the Caped Crusader himself. And the villain, regardless of being an unhinged maniac, is fairly good at studying folks. Whereas Scarecrow is not an unknown villain by any means, he positive is not on the identical stage of fame as Joker, Two-Face, and even the Riddler. Granted, the Joker is deliberately antagonizing Scarecrow to throw him off his sport, however the Harlequin of Hate appears to have struck a nerve. Evidently Scarecrow, the grasp of worry, is secretly afraid that the Joker’s proper and that Scarecrow won’t ever rise above his station.
Joker is Proper – Scarecrow Would not Have What it Takes to Be a Higher Villain
Whereas Scarecrow has fought Batman quite a few occasions over the years, he is hardly ever eked out a victory like Bane or Joker have in the previous. Scarecrow does have his worry toxin, however with out it, there’s nothing else he actually has that makes him tremendous intimidating. Joker normally provides credit score the place credit score is due, and it looks like Scarecrow’s gimmick simply would not get the approval the clown would hand out to others. Even worse, someplace deep down, even Scarecrow in all probability is aware of that his gimmick is not ok to make him nearly as good a villain as the Joker.
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