Personal Info:
Real Name: Ebenezer Laughton
Also Known As: Umberto the Uncanny
Place Of Birth: Rhinebeck, New York
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense Vol.1 #51 (1964) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Bushman, The Hood, Chameleon
Group Affiliation: The Hood's Crime Syndicate, formerly The Firm, Thunderbolts Army, Cowled Commander's Crime Wave, Maggia
Base Of Operations: New York
Grudges: Captain America and Ghost Rider
Creators: Stan Lee and Don Heck
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Enhanced Abilities: Scarecrow has super human strength, agility, speed and endurance.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Scarecrow possesses an accelerated healing process enabling him to recover from physical injury much faster and more extensively than a normal human.
Emotion Control:Scarecrow is able to secrete an odourless pheromone into the air that can affect the adrenal gland of most beings within a distance of 20 feet. The pheromone triggers intense panic attacks and causes his victims to experience intense and irrational fear.
Possession and Resurrection: During his time as a bodiless spirit, Scarecrow could resurrect the dead and possess the bodies of others.
Contortionist: The Scarecrow is double-jointed and can fit his body through any aperture at least one foot wide. Scarecrow is also a trained acrobat, escapologist and tumbler.
Pet Crows: The Scarecrow has a flock of two dozen pet crows, which have been taught by him to kill on command.
Pitchfork: Scarecrow usually carries a pitchfork with which he attempts to disembowel his opponents.
Ebenezer Laughton was a boy of an abusive mother, who, after beating her child, would buy him a present. Laughton found himself doing bad deeds in order to receive the punishment and subsequent rewards. However, when his mother died, it further warped the child's psyche.
Laughton was a naturally flexible, lithe, double-jointed youth who saw a "rubber man" perform at a travelling carnival and became obsessed with emulating him. Training himself almost incessantly, Laughton learned to twist and bend his body into numerous unusual positions and perform various acrobatic stunts. A brief audition of his abilities gained him a job at a live variety show where he billed himself as Umberto the Uncanny. During one of his performances, the hero Iron Man entered the theatre in pursuit of a criminal whom he observed robbing the ticket vendor outside. Seeking publicity, Laughton stopped the thief with a simple acrobatic move. As Iron Man carried the criminal away, Laughton realized the potential in his particular skills for illegitimate gain. After stealing a scarecrow outfit from a costume shop, Laughton adopted the identity of the Scarecrow.
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