"Target: Batman": Batman and Robin manage to temporarily resolve the situation with a sleeping gas, getting away from the crowd without hurting them. As Terry must save a little girl put in danger as a diversive by [[Adalyn Ster
Synopsis for "Target: Batman"
Batman and Robin manage to temporarily resolve the situation with a sleeping gas, getting away from the crowd without hurting them. As Terry must save a little girl put in danger as a diversive by Scarecrow, the one behind the Batman panic attack that took the whole city, Robin tries to catch the criminal but fails in doing so. Back in the Batcave, the two find Bruce Wayne confronting a man he calls and old friend: current television personality Jack Ryder. Bruce and Jack were talking about how Batman, in one of his crime-busting operations, beat the hell out of a criminal in front of her daughter, who grew up to be Jack's colleague Adalyn Stern. Ryder tells Bruce he never cared about collateral damage, but Bruce does not agree.
Still, Jack and Bruce discovered that this new Scarecrow does not use gas to instill fear, but something far more subtle: as Ryder goes out again searching for a disappeared Adalyn, Batman and Robin patrol the streets in search of how Scarecrow does his trick. The criminal herself is desperate to nail the Bat, and so she increases her power: she is transmitting "Fear Waves" to influence people and the signal is so strong even Bruce and Matt got it inside their heads: now Robin is hellbent on killing Batman as well. The only person who looks immune from those effects is Melanie Walker, who watches in utter shock what's happening in Gotham.
Meanwhile, Jack finds out that the Scarecrow is just another personality of Adalyn, coming out in moments of fear.
Appearing in "Target: Batman"
- Scarecrow I (Mentioned only)
- Stern (Mentioned only)
- Gotham City
- Adalyn Stern's apartment