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Real Name
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Aliases
Fear

Identity

Alignment

Universe

Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender

Unusual Features
Deformed Face

Status
Marital Status

Occupation
Serial Killer


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Stirk, like the Scarecrow, uses fear to get to his victims. Stirk has the ability to make other people see him as someone else, allowing him to get close to his victims. He operates under the delusion that he requires the nutrients and hormones from peoples' hearts in order to stay alive, and these are best prepared with norepinephrine by inducing fear in the victim prior to death.

In his first appearance Stirk is released from Arkham Asylum (where he was confined since the age of 16 for trying to kill a classmate), after being certified as sane. It is assumed he used his psychic abilities on his doctors. He then subsequently stops taking his medication and begins his escalation into a serial killer.

Knightfall

During the "Knightfall" storyline, Stirk works with the Joker in an attempt to kidnap Commissioner Gordon. However, Stirk tries to kill Gordon rather than kidnap him, much to Joker's dismay. Gordon hallucinates that Stirk is actually Batman as Stirk tries to kill Gordon with a knife. The real Batman stops Stirk, but Gordon is still screaming in fear, believing Batman had tried to kill him. In order to capture Stirk, Batman is forced to leave a terrified Gordon with his wife, who brings him to a hospital. Stirk is successfully returned to Arkham.

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