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harleenqueenzeal asked:

What do you think of Scarecrow in Arkham Knight? Are you happy of what Rocksteady has done with him? Do you have any meta about AK!Crane?

Something that I was disappointed Arkham Knight didn’t explore was Crane’s physical trauma. We saw that he had numerous bodily injuries–clouded eyes, a leg brace, whatever was going on with his face–but there was little to no mention of his appearance throughout the game. Loss of physical autonomy can be a devastating, life-altering experience, and I think the permanent damage caused by Killer Croc’s attack were at least partially what led Crane to seek vengeance on Batman. 

I’m trying to imagine what Crane must have felt when Croc first attacked him: shock, of course, and an incredible amount of pain. I’m thinking of him being dragged underwater and trying very hard to hold his breath, but being unable to stop himself from screaming when Croc began to bite and claw at him. I’m imagining Crane gagging on the taste of sewage and his own blood when the water began filling his mouth and noise, and I’m imagining the instinctive surge of adrenaline that fueled his swim into Gotham’s reservoir when Croc finally released him. I’m thinking of how he took ragged, nourishing breaths of air as he clung to a Titan container before washing onto shore, and the agony he must have felt as muck and grime made contact with his fresh wounds. Maybe he sank into unconsciousness and consider it merciful, or maybe Crane was not spared from agony for even a few peaceful moments. 

Then I’m picturing Crane limping away to a hideout, leaving behind a trail of bloody footprints in the sand, and beginning the process of literally piecing himself back together. I’m picturing him studying his mangled reflection in a mirror and feeling a hateful, furious desire to make Batman pay for every single stitch. I’m imagining Crane spending every. single. day, in a state of constant, aching pain until he can no longer remember what it was like to not endure pain on a daily basis. I can even imagine him choosing to forego pain medication in order to keep his mind “clear”, instead nursing himself with hatred and the thought of inflicting every ounce of agony onto Batman tenfold. 

I’m imagining all of this, and I’m wondering why Arkham Knight neglected to make any mention of the pain, degradation, and perceived injustice that fueled Crane in his quest for vengeance. We saw Crane’s anger, but there was no explanation for it–Crane does not so much as utter Killer Croc’s name throughout the entire game. I feel like this was just such a completely wasted opportunity, especially when you consider that so many comics have featured Crane seeking revenge on various bullies and tormentors. 

As much as I loved Crane in Arkham Knight, I do feel that the character was unfortunately not used to his full potential and overall left much to be desired.

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lmrelm asked:

If they ever did a live action Batman movie, with a real focus on the Scarecrow, do you think it'd be a good idea for them to go less action with more focus on suspense & psychological horror?

I would love to see a Batman movie along the lines of Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, where there is little physical action but very heavy psychological themes. Throughout the graphic novel there’s an increasing feeling of dread as Batman encounters various Rogues and Amadeus Arkham’s diary entries grow more and more disturbing, and I think that sort of tension would translate well into a film adaption. 

If Scarecrow were to be the film’s main villain, then Batman’s psyche could be dissected via fear toxin-induced hallucinations–every horrific memory, from the murder of his parents to Jason Todd’s violent death, could be fashioned into a psychological weapon and used against him. Flashbacks during the Scarecrow levels in Arkham Asylum did an excellent job of capturing Bruce’s trauma, including his devastation as a child and the lingering guilt he feels as an adult, and I would love to see that explored in an animated film beyond the usual juxtaposition of blood puddles and Martha’s broken pearls that has been depicted in past movies (Batman: Year One, The Dark Knight Returns). 

There’s a reason Scarecrow is listed among Batman’s most formidable and dangerous opponents–what Crane lacks in physical strength he more than makes up for with his psychological prowess. Bruce himself has admitted that his mind is an unpleasant place to be, and I think Crane is fully aware of that even if he isn’t privy to the exact thoughts that his fear toxin brings forth. 

Ichabbie Drabble

Cause I felt like it…


She was always so strong. It seemed like there was very little that could get through the impenetrable armor that was Grace Abigail Mills’ emotional barriers. Still, given all they had been through, given all that they had sacrificed, even her barriers would fall at least once.

She fought so hard against the rising tide.  It felt like everything that had happened to her over the course of her life was bombarding her, pulling her down deeper into a dark sea of emotions that threatened to drown her.

She’d come within inches of losing Crane tonight. Watching the light slowly drain from his eyes while she stood by helplessly bound had spurred her into action to save someone she loved but it also managed to break something inside of her. As they made their way back to the cabin, Abbie sank further and further into herself, trying desperately to catch any ray of light, any fresh air that she could.

Ichabod could feel the desperation and fear radiating off of his tiny Lieutenant. He’d been sensing it rising for weeks now. He knew she needed to let go; he knew she needed to release everything she’d been bottling up over the course of her life but this was Abbie. He knew that she’d do so when she was ready, preferably when she was alone but knowing her as much and as well as he did, he knew she needed someone – something to catch her when she fell.

They’d barely made it through the door when she started to tremble and hyperventilate. Ichabod did the one thing, the only thing he could for Abbie; he pulled her small frame into his substantial one, enveloping her into a tight embrace. She collapsed into him, taking him down with her as she sobbed silently. He held her there in a crumpled heap, his large hands cradling her head to his chest. He said nothing; he simply kissed the crown of her head repeatedly and allowed her to cry – to let out everything that she felt she had to hold in.

Ichabod did the one thing that no one else ever seemed to allow Abbie to do – be vulnerable.

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