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* LighterAndSofter: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] in regards to the comic it was loosely based on - largely because the writer of said comic, Mike W. Barr, was a master of MoodWhiplash. The comic's ''overall'' tone is much airier (the opening splash is even a deliberate recreation of the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age style]]) and features things like Batman waltzing with killer tractors, but it also features Scarecrow casually talking a man into suicide, a pretty horrific image of Batman burning alive, and the grim vision of Jason's tombstone closing out the final page.

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* LighterAndSofter: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] in regards to the comic it was loosely based on - largely because the writer of said comic, Mike W. Barr, was a master of MoodWhiplash. The comic's ''overall'' tone is much airier (the opening splash is even a deliberate recreation of the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age style]]) and features things like Batman waltzing with killer tractors, but it also features Scarecrow casually talking a man into suicide, a pretty horrific image of Batman burning alive, and the grim vision of Jason's tombstone closing out the final page.

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* FiveFiveFive: The Never Fear card has 555-0100 as their phone number.


* LighterAndSofter: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] in regards to the comic it was loosely based on - largely because the writer of said comic, Mike W. Barr, was a master of MoodWhiplash. The comic's ''overall'' tone is much airier (the opening splash is even a deliberate recreation of the [[SilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age style]]) and features things like Batman waltzing with killer tractors, but it also features Scarecrow casually talking a man into suicide, a pretty horrific image of Batman burning alive, and the grim vision of Jason's tombstone closing out the final page.

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* LighterAndSofter: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] in regards to the comic it was loosely based on - largely because the writer of said comic, Mike W. Barr, was a master of MoodWhiplash. The comic's ''overall'' tone is much airier (the opening splash is even a deliberate recreation of the [[SilverAgeOfComicBooks [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age style]]) and features things like Batman waltzing with killer tractors, but it also features Scarecrow casually talking a man into suicide, a pretty horrific image of Batman burning alive, and the grim vision of Jason's tombstone closing out the final page.

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* LighterAndSofter: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] in regards to the comic it was loosely based on - largely because the writer of said comic, Mike W. Barr, was a master of MoodWhiplash. The comic's ''overall'' tone is much airier (the opening splash is even a deliberate recreation of the [[SilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age style]]) and features things like Batman waltzing with killer tractors, but it also features Scarecrow casually talking a man into suicide, a pretty horrific image of Batman burning alive, and the grim vision of Jason's tombstone closing out the final page.

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The episode's central conceit is [[https://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1138117.html based on a comic from 1987]], though almost none of the specific story-beats are adapted.

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* SlasherSmile: The AxCrazy Batman sports one when threatening the Guru and proceeding with the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique.


* SaveTheVillain: Robin has the save the Guru and the Scarecrow from an AxCrazy Batman.

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* SaveTheVillain: Robin has the had to save the Guru and the Scarecrow from an AxCrazy Batman.

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* AxCrazy: Batman, under influence of the fear toxin.


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* DecoyProtagonist: At first, this episode follows Batman as usual in the series, but when he becomes influenced by the fear toxin and a danger to everyone else, Robin becomes the main focus of the episode when he has to stop both the Scarecrow and Batman's rampage.


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* SaveTheVillain: Robin has the save the Guru and the Scarecrow from an AxCrazy Batman.


* AdaptationDisplacement: There was actually an [[https://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1138117.html early post-Crisis comic]] centered around the idea of Batman losing his fear thanks to Scarecrow's toxin.


* AdaptationDisplacement: There was actually a [[https://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1138117.html pre-Crisis comic]] centered around the idea of Batman losing his fear thanks to Scarecrow's toxin.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: There was actually a an [[https://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1138117.html pre-Crisis early post-Crisis comic]] centered around the idea of Batman losing his fear thanks to Scarecrow's toxin.


* ThouShallNotKill: The only time in the show when this was subverted by Batman in any way. Under the influence of scarecrow's no-fear gas, he wanders into a crocodile exhibit and seemingly kills them when they attack him. Technically he doesn't break his no kill rule because their not people, but then that leads to confusion of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, as he faces many non-human species in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.

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* ThouShallNotKill: The only time in the show when this was subverted by Batman in any way. Under the influence of scarecrow's Scarecrow's no-fear gas, he wanders into a crocodile exhibit and seemingly kills them when they attack him. Technically Worse, he doesn't break his is reckless about possibly killing ''people'', such as leaving the Guru dangling, tossing mooks off a train with no kill rule because their thought to whether or not people, but then they will land safely, and strangling Scarecrow forcefully enough that leads to confusion of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, as he faces many non-human species in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.might have died if Robin hadn't intervened.


* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Of course, Scarecrow didn't ''know'' that it was actually Batman that he was infecting with his anti-fear toxin, but if he hadn't done it, he might've been spared the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown the fearless Batman dishes out to him at the climax of the episode.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Of course, Scarecrow didn't ''know'' that it was actually Batman that he was infecting with his anti-fear toxin, but if he hadn't done it, he might've been spared the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown the fearless Batman dishes out to him at the climax of the episode.



* ThouShallNotKill: The only time in the entire show when this was subverted by Batman in any way. Under the influence of scarecrow's no-fear gas, he wanders into a crocodile exhibit and seemingly kills them when they attack him. Technically he doesn't break his no kill rule because their not people, but then that leads to confusion of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, as he faces many non-human species in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.

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* ThouShallNotKill: The only time in the entire show when this was subverted by Batman in any way. Under the influence of scarecrow's no-fear gas, he wanders into a crocodile exhibit and seemingly kills them when they attack him. Technically he doesn't break his no kill rule because their not people, but then that leads to confusion of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, as he faces many non-human species in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.



* BatmanGambit: Batman uses it to get Robin to let him go, but Robin [[SubvertedTrope realizes at the last second that it's a trick]].

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\n* AdaptationalBadass:
** Robin in the comic version of the story, Jason Todd, got easily captured by Scarecrow when trying to protect an injured racecar driver from him, thanks to a dose of fear gas. Tim Drake in this episode holds up much better and keeps Batman in line.
** Inverted with Bruce, who was constantly fighting the fear toxin to save Robin, invoking AdultFear to overcome his lack of inhibitions.
* AdaptationDisplacement: There was actually a [[https://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1138117.html pre-Crisis comic]] centered around the idea of Batman losing his fear thanks to Scarecrow's toxin.
* BadassInDistress:
** Robin ties up Batman when he realizes that his boss is now TheUnfettered under the nerve gas.
** Robin himself gets handcuffed to a pole when he tries to get the antidote from Scarecrow. He frees his hand with a quick karate chop.
* BatmanGambit: Batman uses it tries to get Robin to let him go, promising he'll let Tim charge, but Robin [[SubvertedTrope realizes at the last second that it's a trick]].trick]] since it's too good to be true.




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* WhatTheHellHero: Robin calls out Bruce for nearly violating his ThouShaltNotKill rule, and not standing down when he's not in any condition to do hero work.
* WouldHurtAChild: Batman tosses Robin like a ragdoll in the climax. Fortunately Tim recovers and administers the antidote.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Of course, Scarecrow didn't ''know'' that it was actually Batman that he was infecting with his anti-fear toxin, but if he hadn't done it, he might've been spared the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown the fearless Batman dishes out to him at the climax of the episode.

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* ThouShallNotKill: The only time in the entire show when this was subverted by Batman in any way. Under the influence of scarecrow's no-fear gas, he wanders into a crocodile exhibit and seemingly kills them when they attack him. Technically he doesn't break his no kill rule because their not people, but then that leads to confusion of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, as he faces many non-human species in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.

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