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Scarecrow (Burtonized) by otusasio451 Scarecrow (Burtonized) by otusasio451
UPDATE: Got 3rd place in the contest, after losing to Joker Little's Nolanized Penguin and Eric Kenney's Burtonized Riddler, both of which rightfully were placed over my submission, which I honestly didn't expect to be one of the finalists at ALL, so, yeah. I am very happy about this, and congrats to Joker Little for winning! Now, I must work on redesigning Daredevil. Here is the link for the contest, in case you're curious.

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My submission for the Superhero of the Month redesign contest. The goal is to render either Penguin, Scarecrow, or Riddler in a way that one of the Batman movie directors would interpret them, provided they have not already done so. So, Penguin as interpreted by Joel Schumacher or Christopher Nolan, Riddler as interpreted by Tim Burton or Christopher Nolan, and/or Scarecrow as interepreted bu Tim Burton or Joel Schumacher. I did Burtonized versions of Riddler and Scarecrow. Below if the description of a possible origin I think Burton would have given Jonathan Crane, AKA Scarecrow.

Jonathan Crane was put under the care of his somewhat crazed grandmother, who was somewhat of a bird fanatic, and had a large broken-down aviary on her property. Although he was warned not to go into the aviary, young Jonathan ventured inside. There, he was viciously attacked by a murder of crows, and his right hand was damaged so badly that amputation was required. Due to this, he developed a crippling fear of crows all through his adolescence, and was mocked and bullied in high school, both for his amputation and for his somewhat lanky stature, earning the mocking nickname 'Scarecrow.' One night, when walking home, he was ambushed by some of his tormentors and strung up in a field, like a scarecrow. This was the last straw, and Jonathan sought revenge on his tormentors. He replaced his prosthetic hand with a sickle, and dressed up as a Scarecrow. At a school dance, Crane cornered the leader of his tormentors outside of the school. Frightened by the Scarecrow, the bully ran into the busy street, and was subsequently struck by a car, killing him. Crane, shocked by this unexpected result, ran away and left the town permanently. Eventually, he gained his doctoral degree in psychology at Gotham University and became a professor of parapsychology, having become fascinated with the power of fear. But when he was fired by the university for inappropriate conduct, both in class and his research, he sought revenge once again...
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jihef03 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I got to say ...The sickle hand is awesome !! But it's got to be hard to manipulate chemicals with that .
Interesting design, indeed . I don't feel the Burton Touch that much (well, except for the white and black stripes ), it's still pretty cool !
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otusasio451 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
A rare fan of the sickle hand! And, yeah, the Burtonness of it is heavily concentrated in the stripes.
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jihef03 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Since I'm a fan of amputed fictionnal characters . :D (Captain Hook for the win !)
The sickle hand is effective from a visual point of view, but not very useful for him, I admit , since he's doing a lot of chemicals stuff .
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Zumbotron Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
This is great

I could somewhat imagine this as the Burton style Scarecrow

Nice Job, would love to see more of these
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otusasio451 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I've been thinking of doing other Burtonnized movie villains, like Poison Ivy or Bane. Might do it. Haven't decided yet, though.
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Zumbotron Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
What about Burtonised Ra's Al Ghul?


that's a pretty awesome concept, no ones attempted it other than Nolan would love to see your (or should I say Burton's) twist on the character
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otusasio451 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hmmmm....knowing Burton, though, he'd probably just make him a zomb...suddenly I have a newfound interest in this idea. Good suggestion!
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Zumbotron Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thanks, for some reason if Burton ever had Ra's Al Ghul in his movies I imagined he could cast someone like Christopher Lambert as him (or Henri Ducard but that's just me)
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Yami-Tomoshibi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Wow! Outstanding job, buddy! I love this design...But I can't say I care for the hook hand. Either way, you did great, and I think this deserved to be in at least second place!
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otusasio451 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks, man! Yeah, not a lot of people are fans of the hook hand, understandably. Kind of a last minute decision on my part, honestly. Still, thanks for the compliment!
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