Batman headcanon that Tim is talking about Star Wars one day (what else is new) when Damian overhears and doesn’t understand (“Who is this Darth Vader? Is this a new enemy? Why has Father not informed me of this?”) and the whole Batfam stands there in awed silence because this poor, sad child has not seen Star Wars. Tim actually gets tears in his eyes. They go berate Bruce into taking a night off from patrol (“Damian don’t argue with me, listen to your brothers, this is an oversight on my part that needs to rectified. Now change out of uniform and get upstairs, I’ll follow you shortly”) and soon Tim comes downstairs with an armful of special edition Blu-ray DVDs of all six movies in his damn Jedi robes while the rest of the family watches as he eagerly plugs in A New Hope. Damian scoffs, there is no way skipping patrol is worth this.
And yet Damian doesn’t get too far into the first movie when he finds himself leaning forward in anticipation, gripping Grayson’s shirt sleeve and watching wide-eyed as the story unfolds an he entrapped. As they finish the first three movies, Damian finds himself enamored with all the movies, drawing parallels between the space heroes and his own family. He sees Dick’s kindness, determination and faith in Luke Skywalker guided of course by the wise and sad Jedi, Obi-Wan, who seems to resemble his father. In Han Solo’s awkward scoundrel with a big heart he sees Jason and Tim’s mannerisms can be found in Princess Leia’s intelligent but sassy personality. By the time Tim is firing up the prequels, everyone else but him and Damian has either left or fallen asleep on the couch.
Damian and Tim stay up the rest of the night finishing off the last of the movies but Damian finds himself uncomfortable with the focus on Anakin Skywalker’s fall from grace because he himself identified with Anakin. He understood the angry, misunderstood young man being pulled in the direction of both the light and the dark side. He hid it from Tim, but he teared up at the end of Return of the Jedi when Vader redeemed himself to save his family. It gave him hope that one day, Damian can find that kind of peace for himself. He and Tim finish off both trilogies by mid morning the next day and they are both exhausted but satisfied. The family finds them the next day discussing the events of the movies over breakfast, talking, perhaps for the first time, as brothers. From then on out, Star Wars is Tim and Damian’s thing. Tim is constantly borrowing Dami his old, dog eared Star Wars novels and when one or both boys has a bad day, they’ll pull out one of those movies and watch in companionable silence.
By the time the new movie comes out, Dami has acquired his own Jedi robe and a green lightsaber (gifts from Tim for his last birthday, Dami breathes to no one that it was his favorite gift that year) and they both show up in costume for the premiere. The two of them don’t stop talking about it for days and while Bruce will complain out loud that Damian is encouraging Tim’s fanboy behavior, he’s glad the two are getting along and Damian has found a normal hobby to engage in.