Batman: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary #91: Never Fear

Never Fear was first broadcasted on November 1, 1997 with a script by Stan Berkowitz and directed by Kenji Hachizaki.

The Scarecrow develops a new toxin that, rather than inducing fear, eliminates it, making average people incredibly reckless and dangerous, including Batman.

Yeah, remember what the Scarecrow used to look like…

Okay, it was fine for the time, you want to see how the revival portrayed the Scarecrow?

I mean, just…..WOW!!!!! Talk about a massive upgrade from what we had before, this design is easily the best redesign of a character the show has done and it also helps to have such a great performance in Jeffrey Combs, who takes over for Henry Polic II but only in this one episode unfortunately but boy does he make it count.

The episode as a whole is just great, not only do you get to see Scarecrow looks so much more badass but you also get to see Tim Drake finally showing his worth as Robin. The best bit is when he tells Batman that he’s out of control after getting hit with Scarecrow’s toxin and just watching Batman losing his shit at Robin is priceless:

Never Fear is finally the episode where The New Batman Adventures starts to become more like its’ original series with a classic reintroduction to The Scarecrow that turns him into one of the coolest looking bad guys ever and gives him one hell of an episode to work with. This is the episode where The New Batman Adventures finally gets its’ mojo going and going on strong.

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