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December 30, 2011


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Discarded from birth, forgotten by your own parents, raised by a fanatically religious hag, regularly bullied and beaten by fellow students, completely friendless, utterly isolated, your peers and strangers thinking you a total freak because of your appearance, staying the fuck away and always whispering about you, disallowed a normal childhood, physically abused at a place that's barely constitutes a real "home," a situation so bad that even the animals attack you.

Yo Brucie, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but...yeah, I'm sorry, you can go wipe your sodding tears with your rich daddy's money and suck a fat one.
Because Jonathan Crane has one of the most depressing, justifiably upsetting backstories and childhoods of all time.

Now, very, very rarely (if ever) do I consider fictional characters, let alone certain villains, as "poor babies," but seriously

Crane, you poor baby

oh my god I am so sorry

I know killing and revenge is wrong and all but holy shit your poor bastard
oh my god

  • Listening to: guess what i just finished reading
  • Reading: scarecrow: year one is now my fav batman comic
  • Watching: i finished this shit minutes ago
  • Playing: and I'm still depressed
  • Eating: favorite version of Scarecrow
  • Drinking: favorite Batman character, fuck it
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Lost-Angel27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Knew who you were talking about with only the first paragraph. :( Poor guy. I ADORED Scarecrow Year One because he always has been, and always will be, my favorite villain, but it was so fucking sad. :(
In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
The ending only poured salt on the wounds. :C
Lost-Angel27 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I know. :( I try to imagine my own ending.
AngryInsaneAmbulance Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
The only other origin that made me really depressed was Two Face's, mostly because Harvey genuinely seemed like a good guy until he got acid spewed all over his face. A lot of the crap that Batman's villains do are not exactly justifiable a lot of the time, but damn their lives really sucked to the point that you just wish Batman won't beat the up too badly.

By the way it's been a while, how's everything going for you?
In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I almost bought Scarecrow/Two-face: Year One but I wasn't entirely sure of the contents so I just bought the separate issues of Scarecrow: Year One instead.
Sucks, since Harvey was apparently like a sort of golden boy to Gotham.

Prettttty good so far, just busy so I don't have as much time for comics lately. How about you?
AngryInsaneAmbulance Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I know and since The Dark Knight was how I got into Batman every time I watch it now I go, "Fuck, Harvey,fuck...". I know some people consider Mr. Freeze to be particularly tragic, but I look at him and think, 'Well at least he had loved ones, even if she is cyrongenically frozen'.

I've been really busy trying to keep up with school and applying for universities. The break gave me some time to cool down, so it was good.
Lezithian Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
If you actually think about it, Batman has a rather nice life even after the death of his two parentals.

Heck, you just revealed another person within the parents are dead and way worse list.

Lets see who else got on it:
Both parents murdered and was forced to live with two hateful relatives who force you to live in a closet and lied about your parent's death cause they thought you were an abomination- Harry Potter

Father murdered in battle and mother died while hiding infant to be raised by elves to later when pree teen to venture into the world alone and be forced to confront horrific beasts- Link

Ten year old who was thrown from home by their own mother who steals savings, thus is forced to find comfort within wild animals meanwhile trying to fight off gangsters, thieves all the while forced to buy overpriced meals to survive - Pokemon trainers (red/blue/yellow - gold/silver/crystal and remakes count)

Any Homestuck Kid...they had some pretty bad bad bad things happen to their families

Forced upon a foreign planet as only an infant into the strange wilderness, but by fate is rescued by an old man. The old man raises the strange child only to have the child wake up one morning to find that his GRANDFATHER was murdered by a wandering beast of the village, which he later discovers was himself. - Goku of dragonball
Verdunstungska3lte Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
It's even more bitter when you think about the fact that he's quite often the chew toy for others; I've been on a Batman binge lately and the comics I've read so far with him just decide to rub more salt into the wounds.

I don't know if the writers just don't like him or say that if something bad has to happen, let it happen to the guy who has only some shitty toxin and dresses like a halloween prop.
In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
A part of me wonders if it has to do with him being a gawky mofo with a toxin as opposed to having some sort of superpower or muscle like a number of the other villains. Let's be honest, without that toxin he doesn't have a whole lot else save for the resilience and cunning of his own mind.

Jonathan Crane: Forever a punching bag.
Verdunstungska3lte Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Well, they gave him the ability to mutate into a monster, but seeing how they never brought it up later they have probably forgotten it. But hey, it's not his fault if they can't think of new ways to utilize/interpret him in 70 years :<

On a semi-related note, you might like this: [link]
At least he got some fangirls through the movies, for better or worse. Probably the latter.
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