Batman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 19

Fear of Victory

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Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Sep 29, 1992 on FOX
8.2
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Episode Summary

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Scarecrow jeopardizes both Gotham's football team and the dynamic duo with a new toxin that turns excitement into fear.

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  • Scary

    8.0
    The Scarecrow is back and we also get a decent Robin episode. Robin and his football buddies are acting strangely during their games. It's how the Scarecrow is raising money through gambling. It's up to Bats and Robin to stop him,overcome their fears and save the athletes.
  • The Only thing to fear is Scarecrow himself

    9.0
    This episode was pretty good. I felt that it ended a bit odd and anti-dramatic but it was still really cool. I loved Scarecrow's new look and he was actually creepy in this episode. This is one of the episodes I remember the most from my childhood. It creeped me out. Even now it creeps me out and I feel the fear that the characters feel when they are effected by the fear inducing drug. I loved the animation and Scarecrow's plot in this episode. And just like in every other episode from this series, the music is phenomenal and really affects what's going on on screen.moreless
  • A great Scarecrow episode, definitley lives up to his first appearance

    8.8
    Once again we are treated to a great Scarecrow episode, the Scarecrow once again has an ingeneous plan, but this time instead of Batman being the one who has been infected by his fear gas, Robin is. The show starts off with us witnising sport stars who are normaly great trembling with fear in the middle of their games. We eventualy learn that The Scarecrow is doing this , so that he knows which team will win and he can bet on them. The scheme was interesting, but what makes the episode even better was the sub plot of Robin becoming afraid of everything, from swinging on Bat grapples ,to walking across cave bridges. It was an exellent thing to add into the episode, especialy the end seeing Robin having to confront his fears. Another thing you will notice about The Scarecrow in this episode as soon as you see him, is that his visual has changed dramaticly since "Nothing to Fear" he looks a little scarier with straw hair and creepy yellow eyes. Also it was nice to see some of Batman's rouges gallery in the "walk through Arkham" scene .moreless
  • Wow, This episode was soooo cool!!! It scared the Sh*t out of me when I first wathed it as a kid.

    9.5
    I think that this episode REALLY displays just how terrifying the Scarecrow can be. The Scarecrow is a genius, using his fear chemicals to win gambling bets, Batman and Robin got a run for their money too trying to take him down (Especially Robin) Even though the Scarecrow was eventually beaten I don't think Batman and Robin will take him lightly ever again!!! This is one of my favourite episodes I recomend that all Batman fans watch it!!!moreless
Tom Williams (III)

Tom Williams (III)

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Tim Curry

Tim Curry

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Loren Lester

Loren Lester

Dick Grayson / Robin

Recurring Role

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

The Joker

Recurring Role

Henry Polic II

Henry Polic II

Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Scarecrow: Isn't he supposed to be screaming, crying for mercy?
      Batman: Change of luck, Scarecrow?
      Scarecrow: You!
      Batman: You aware that gambling is illegal in Gotham?
      Scarecrow: I need the money, Batman. You know how expensive chemicals these days.

    • Joker: (Sees Batman walk by his cell) The cowl is familar, but I'm blanking on the face.

    • Scarecrow: (in disguise) Lost? You have that bewildered look but your sort always does.
      Thug: I ain't not lost. I'm looking for you! I wanna know how come you always win, Mr. Lucky.
      Scarecrow: (in disguise) It's quite simple, actually. I fix the games.
      Thug: You can't fix all those sports, nobody can!
      Scarecrow: (in disguise) Oh, he of little brain, allow me to illustrate. (grabs an envelope) Here, you can read, can't you?
      (Thug grabs the envelope and reads it)
      Thug: "Boo!" Hey, is this some kinda joke?
      Scarecrow: (in disguise) It's no joke, I assure you. It's the fear of victory, and the agony of... (Thug grabs him and reveals his true form) The Scarecrow! So now you learn step 1 in how to fix an athletic contest. I shall proceed to step 2.

    • Commissioner Gordon: That's how we found him - scared as a rat at a cat convention.

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