- This article is about the The Wizard of Oz character. For the Super Heroes character, see The Scarecrow.
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The Scarecrow is based of his appearance portrayed by Ray Bolger. The Scarecrow has a reddish brown pointed hat. The hat has a black belt rapped around the rim. The Scarecrow has a cool yellow face. The Scarecrow has thick dark brown eyebrows over his black eyes with white pupils. The Scarecrow has a dark brown triangular nose over his black line mouth. The Scarecrow has an earth green torso. The top has cool yellow straw and string printing. His torso has three black dots going down the torso. Additional cool yellow string and straw are printed on the sides of the torso. The Scarecrow has earth green arms and light stone grey arms. The Scarecrow's hips are reddish brown and so are the majority of his legs. The top right corner of each leg has a spring yellowish green patch with a dark brown patch underneath.
The Scarecrow was sown by a farmer in an effort he would scare away crows. The fact The Scarecrow didn't have a brain meant he did not know how to scare away the birds, so his farmer left him tied to a pole in a corn field. One day Dorothy Gale and her pet dog, Toto, were on the crossroads that the Scarecrow's cornfield is beside. The two did not know which path to take and The Scarecrow voiced his opinion. Dorothy let the Scarecrow down off his pole, and he told her he couldn't get down by himself, as he didn't have a brain. Dorothy told The Scarecrow that she is going to the Emerald City to ask the powerful Wizard to return her home and The Scarecrow could join her and ask for a brain. The Scarecrow accepted and the two ran down the yellow brick road together, with Toto. The three became hungry and decided to pick apples off some trees. The trees turned out to be alive and start pelting them with apples, the three sought refuge beside a Tin Man. The Tin Man turned out to be alive too, bu het is rusted and needed oil to move. Dorothy loosened his joints with the nearby oil can. The Tin Man told The Scarecrow and Dorothy about how he doesn't have a heart. Dorothy invited him too on the journey to the Emerald City, to ask for a heart. The three then get attacked by the Wicked Witch of the West, she threw fire at The Scarecrow but he dodged it. The Wicked Witch of the West retreated and left for her castle. The friends trembled as the road goes through a forest and they fear they'll be ambushed by a lion, tiger or bear. A lion attacked the four, but Dorothy smacked him. She called him The Lion a coward, which made him admit it and cry.
The Lion told Dorothy how he doesn't have courage and she suggested that he should also join them on the journey to the Emerald City, and he accepted. The five soon saw the Emerald City and ran towards it through the poppies. Dorothy, The Lion and Toto fell asleep as the poppies had been enchanted by the Wicked Witch of the West. The Scarecrow and The Tin Man screamed for help and Glinda the Good Witch of the South granted it by awakening the three by covering them in snow. Now awoken they headed for the city and after persuasion they were let in. The five were pampered and The Scarecrow is given new straw. When it was time to meet the Wizard, the Scarecrow helped drag the Lion to the Wizard. The Wizard said he will grant their wishes, if they bring him the Wicked Witch of the West's broom. The friends embarked on the journey. The Scarecrow and his friends were ambushed by winged monkeys, and they carried Dorothy and Toto away. Toto escaped and showed The Lion, The Tin Man and The Scarecrow where Dorothy is being held captured. The Scarecrow disguised himself as a Winkie and helped break Dorothy out of the room in witch she was in-prisoned. When the Wicked Witch of the West and the Winkies surrounded them, she decided to kill them off one by one. She started with lighting The Scarecrow on fire. Dorothy tried to drench him with water, which she did, but she also drenched the Wicked Witch of the West. The Wicked Witch of the West melted and the Winkies were over joyed that they have killed their enslaver. They handed over her broom whole celebrating. The Wizard refused to grant them their wishes even after they handed over the Wicked Witch of the West's broom. Toto figured the Wizard is really a human hiding behind a curtain and the four are disappointed. While not able to grant them their wishes properly, the Wizard did grant them all gifts the resemble the wishes. He gave The Scarecrow a diploma of intelligence. When Dorothy was leaving he sobbed and hugged her. He then became joint ruler of the Emerald City, alongside The Lion and The Tin Man.