Scarecrow (Marvel) (01 - Ebanezar Laughton)
Real Name: Ebanezar Laughton
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As the Uncanny Umberto, Laughton was a circus escape artist who helped Iron Man apprehend a fleeing culprit. However, he decided to make his profit in crime and became an accomplished burglar. He mostly worked alone - except for a flock of trained crows which served as carriers and killers - although he once joined Count Nefaria's short-lived team of super-mercenaries (which included the Eel, the Porcupine, the Plantman and the Unicorn). Eventually, however, from breaking out of prison so many times his mind snapped, and Laughton became insane, willing to kill people wantomly.
Laughton wears a scarecrow costume and is extremely flexible due to heavy training. He became an undead character, raised by the sorcerer Stern after falling into his own pitchfork after a battle with the second Ghost Rider. Before this he possessed no superhuman powers save for his "rubber man" ability, but after his resurrection he gained superhuman strength, speed and endurance as well as the supernatural ability to induce fear in his enemies.
Laughton's physiology and mentality would fluctuate quite a bit over the years, given his employ/manipulation by various demonic/magical entites, resulting in continuing conflict with Ghost Rider and his allies, even becoming a body-hopping ghost during one such campaign. Eventually, Laughton would be abandoned by various "magical employers", and stabilize physically, if not mentally.
Scarecrow was jailed in the Raft prison facility following a failed sexual assualt upon hostages who were freed by the Falcon. Following that facility's destruction, he found himself in conflict with Spider-Man and the Thunderbolts.
Scarecrow is among the army of villains recruited by Zemo and his Thunderbolts to serve as "hero-hunters" during the events of the Civil War crossover. During the Dark Reign crossover, he joins the Hood's gang of criminals. There, he agreed to help resurrect Bushman and free all the mental patients of Ravencroft Asylum to defeat Moon Knight.
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense (1959) #51
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Avengers Spotlight (1989)
#26 Avengers Unconquered (2009)
- 'Tales from the Vault'
#24 Avengers: Deathtrap, The Vault (1991)
- 'The Hordes Of Hellfire!'#28
- 'Fall Of The Avengers!'#34
- 'Siege Begins Here!'#35
- 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes Reunited At Last!'
Capitaine America (1970)
Captain America (1968)
Dark Reign: The Hood (2009)
#2 DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
- 'Family Man'#5
- 'Chain of Command'
TPB#2 Die Rächer (1979)
- 'Marvel Versus DC/DC Versus Marvel: Round Two'
#39 Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
- 'Kam Eine Spinne Des Weges...'
#61 Essential Marvel Horror (2006)
- 'Siege of Darkness, Part 15: Sacrifice Supreme'
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fear Itself: Wolverine (2011)
Ghost Rider (1990)
Annual #2#7 Ghost Rider: Crossroads (1995)
- 'Blood Obligations'#62
- 'The Black Hole'#63
- 'Crimes and Punishment'#81
- 'Caught Between a Duck and a Hard Place'#82
- 'The Duck and the Amok'#83
- 'House of the Burning Souls'#84
- 'Loss of Blood'#85
- 'Ashes of My Soul'#86
Ghost Rider/Captain America: Fear (1992)
Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire (2009)
#2 Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
- 'Are You There, Devil? It's Me, Danny.'#4
- 'Here Comes Hell'#5
- 'Sole Reigning Holds the Tyranny of Heaven'
#1 Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin (2007)
- 'Heroic Age Villains'
Marvel Knights: Spider-Man (2013)
#3 Marvel Masterworks (1987)
- '99 Problems... Three of Five'
#25 Marvel-Comic-Sonderheft (1980)
- 'The Fantastic Four'
#13 New Avengers (2005)
- 'Captain America'#14
- 'Captain America'
New Avengers Finale (2010)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Horror 2005 (2005)
Origins of Siege (2010)
Punisher War Journal (2007)
#2 Secret Avengers (2010)
- 'How I Won the War, Part 2: Dead Soldiers'
#29 Secret Invasion (2008)
- 'A Council Of Masters'#31
- 'Into The Void'#32
- 'To Hold Back A Black Hole'
#5 Siege (2010)
- 'The Big Picture, Part 1: More Than a Handful'#6
- 'The Big Picture, Part 2: Minor Complications'
#3 Spider-Man: Breakout (2005)
- 'The Siege of Asgard - Intercepted'
Tales of Suspense (1959)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2007)
#48 The Avengers (1963)
- 'The Deadly Foes Of... Peter Parker!'#49
- 'Villains Unleashed!'#50
- 'The Deadly Foes of... Spider-Man!'
Annual 19 The Mighty World of Marvel (2003)
- 'Terminus Factor, Stage 5: Beat Me in St. Louis'
#80 The New Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2006)
- 'Captain America Versus. Baron Zemo!'#83
- 'The Hulk Battles the Red King!'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
#9 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'Q-S: From Quasar To She-Hulk'
#11 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Richard Rider to Sidewinder'
The Sensational Spider-Man (2006)
#29 The Supernaturals (1998)
- 'The Deadly Foes of Peter Parker: Part 1'#30
- 'The Deadly Foes of Peter Parker: Part 2'#31
- 'The Deadly Foes of Peter Parker: Part 3'
#103 Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'Taking Civil Liberties, Part 1'#104
- 'Taking Civil Liberties'#156
#22 Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1995)
- 'Divided -- We Fall!'#23
- 'To Save a City'
#22 Vengeance of the Moon Knight (2009)
- 'The Spider & The Scarecrow'
#3 X-23 (2005)
- 'Shock and Awe, Chapter 3: The Bushman Cometh'#4
- 'Shock and Awe, Chapter 4: Full Moon'#5
- 'Shock and Awe: Chapter 5: Past is Prologue'
- 'Innocence Lost: Part Three'
Video Game Appearances:
Ghost Rider (2007)
Hood's Criminal Syndicate
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