Does Joker's Laughing Gas effect Scarecrow?

#1 Posted by AquaDCman (62 posts) - - Show Bio

Well fear gas doesn't effect Joker and Scarecrow doesn't have any emotions as in Love, or Humor.

#2 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio

Why would Joker's laughing gas be based on emotion? Actual laughing gas has nothing to do with making someone happy.

#3 Posted by AquaDCman (62 posts) - - Show Bio

@xerox_kitty: Uh this is a comic book. Not real life, so laughing gas is somewhat different from Joker compared to like a dentist.

#4 Posted by Daveyo520 (2469 posts) - - Show Bio

@AquaDCman said:

@xerox_kitty: Uh this is a comic book. Not real life, so laughing gas is somewhat different from Joker compared to like a dentist.

Still Jokers laughing gas does not work on emotion. It is just a chemical that makes your body laugh and die, not make you laugh out of happiness.

#5 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

I would imagine that Scarecrow would have built up some sort of immunity to gases/chemicals such as Joker's laughing gas.

#6 Posted by Dr. Jonathan Crane (11 posts) - - Show Bio


Remember, though, that Scarecrow is fairly often defeated by being gassed with his own fear toxin. It happens less often in the comics than it does in film and TV shows, but it happens and he is affected. If he would be immune to any toxin, it would be his own, and he's not immune to that.


We haven't seen Joker gas Scarecrow recently, at least not since Scarecrow became deadened to all emotion (although I agree with most people here that Joker's toxin isn't usually portrayed as actually affecting emotion).

However, there was a short-lived Joker comics series in 1975 and '76. It only lasted nine issues, but in #8, Joker and Scarecrow were fighting and it ended with Joker gassing him with a non-lethal variant of his trademark toxin as he thought Scarecrow was being too much of a fuddy-duddy. This gas did affect Scarecrow, who was left giggling foolishly for law enforcement to pick up.

But keep in mind that the idea that Scarecrow doesn't experience any emotion is a fairly recent development. What's more, we haven't seen if it applies any more in the new DC reboot universe.

#7 Posted by JokerFanHAhaHA (15 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no clue about the Scarecrow being immune to Joker toxin, and I don't know if it's cannon or not, but I do remember reading either in a DC book or on his page on here that Joker is immune to most toxins and poisons, including Scarecrows toxin.

#8 Posted by RazzaTazz (11941 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it does, I am pretty sure it is mentioned somewhere

#9 Posted by batman11223 (82 posts) - - Show Bio

yes it would effect him. Johnathon crane crane is only immune to his own fear toxin. jokers laugh toxin is a totally different substance.

#10 Posted by RUKM (330 posts) - - Show Bio

what about the iteration of scarecrows mask that comes with a gas mask... so i don't think it would

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