Jonathan Crane was a doctor at Arkham Asylum who frowned upon Bruce Wayne's policy of showing compassion to inmates and believed that it would be a better idea to use fear to keep the inmates in line.

After Bruce was driven insane by The Joker's laughing gas, Crane took control of the asylum and started being abusive to the inmates.

Once Bruce Wayne recovered from his insanity and turned the Joker in, Crane was kicked out for being cruel to the inmates. Jonathan Crane vowed to return, to which Wayne replied that he'd best hope that he doesn't do so as an inmate.

While this incarnation of Jonathan Crane never becomes The Scarecrow, he has a shadow shaped like a scarecrow in several panels of the story.



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