Never Fear

  The Scarecrow develops a chemical that takes away people's fear.
  Original Airdate: November 1, 1997
  Episode # 4
  Rating: * * * *

Credits Cast

Written by Stan Berkowitz
Directed by Kenji Hachizaki
Music by Shirley Walker
Animation by TMS

Kevin Conroy as Batman
Mathew Valencia as Robin
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred
Jeffery Combs as Scarecrow

Ken Berry as Seymour Grey
Charles Rocket as Guru
Pamela Segall as Mother

Finally, the Scarecrow has an appearance that is genuinely horrifying, a personality that intrigues, and a fiendish plan that is actually believable: Until an enormous ransom is paid, he will dissolve the fears and inhibitions that act as a glue upon society. The reversal of the usual Scarecrow plan—to take away fear, rather than cause it—is so perfect (and so obvious in retrospect) that it would be astonishing if it hasn't been used before.

Related Episodes
   * Nothing to Fear
   * Fear of Victory
   * Dreams in Darkness

What Others Are Saying ...
"An excellent episode, showing the darker side of Batman with no fear. ... Wonderful animation and drawing in this episode as well, with great and smooth fighting, and character/vehicle proportions."World's Finest

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