batfam and others

friendly reminder that jason todd is mentally ill

I’ve been noticing lately that A LOT of fic writers like to erase jason’s mental illness in their writing and I’d just like to point out that, by doing that, you’re erasing a huge part of his character. jason todd is not just some misunderstood bad boy who secretly loves classic literature and makes bad puns and just wants to feel loved. is he all of those things? absolutely. I’d even go so far as to say those things are all essential to his character. but jason is also canonically mentally ill. and (especially in more recent canon) it is implied that jason knows that he’s mentally ill. a lot of jason’s character development comes from his journey through the process of piecing together his past with his new personality and mentality. to write jason as neurotypical is to completely ignore an important aspect of his character, not to mention denying representation to mentally ill fans who relate to jason and see their own symptoms reflected in him.

friendly reminder that jason todd is mentally ill.

@ y'all who keep trying to slam me for wanting damian to have an accent??

pls stop??? like, i’m just an arab kid who wants to see other arab kids with accents and a lil representation??? idc if it’s “stupid” or “unreasonable” or “completely illogical” that an arab kid has an arab accent but y'all it’s just a simple HEADCANON i came up with on my HEADCANON ACCOUNT :^) to you he might not have an arab accent, but to me i like to imagine that he does and your arguments about how unreasonable i’m being isn’t going to change my mind ;^)

I really want CW to do a BatFam live-action TV series. Like, I have this five-season structure all worked out in my head:

  • Start with Batman working with Dick Grayson. You probably want to have their partnership be a few years old because Dick’s canonically the longest running and closest to Batman of the Robins, but you can throw in cute flashback episodes showing his recruitment
  • Have Catwoman be a recurring antagonist/neutral figure throughout the series, with copious amounts of flirting.
  • Establish the character of Barbara Gordon early season 1, and give all these little hints at what she’ll become, then have her take up Batgirl season 2- sort of like what the Flash did with Cisco.
  • Bring in Bat Woman around Season 2-ish, give her a nice LGBT plotline, and have some fun with her and Batman’s mutual secret identities.
  • Have a plotline about Dick’s desire to go his own way that culminates in him taking up the identity of Nightwing. Maybe give him a spin-off if he’s popular enough?
  • Have Bruce recruit Jason Todd as the new Robin early Season 3 because he misses Dick, but make it clear Jason is much more angry/impulsive.
  • The villain of Season 3 is the Joker. Mid-season, Barbara is paralyzed from the waist down. Give her an good, respectful plot arc recovering physically and mentally that culminates in taking up the mantle of Oracle in the finale and being vital in defeating the Joker.
  • Have the Joker brutally murder Jason  a few episodes before the finale. This culminates in a harrowing conclusion where Batman must decide whether to kill the Joker or imprison him.
  • Season 3 or 4, depending on how episode spacing works out, introduce an mysterious assassin figure. At first she seems like an antagonist, but later she saves the life of a main character and introduces herself as Cassandra Cain. She’s adopted into the Bat Family and becomes the new Batgirl with Oracle’s blessing.
  • Season 4, bring in Tim Drake, and have a long plot arc where Batman doesn’t want to put anyone else at risk, until Tim manages to become Robin mid-season.
  • Give Tim have a love interest named Stephanie who’s secretive about her own family, later revealing her father’s the Cluemaster. She takes over for either Robin or Batgirl for an episode before creating her own identity as Spoiler.
  • The theme of Season 4? Parents. Parallel the shitty parenting of Steph and Cass, and have them bond over it. Put in some episodes of Batwoman and her strained relationship with her own father. Use the opportunity to emphasize the parental role Bruce has found himself in, and that after Season 3 he doesn’t want to fail his kids again.
  • Season 5′s main villains are the League of Assassins. Establish Talia Al’Ghul as an old flame of Bruce’s, and at the end of her first episode have a cliffhanger with her ten-year-old son Damian.
  • Introduce the recurring villain Red Hood, and later reveal he’s Jason Todd, resurrected by Ra’s Al Ghul via the Lazarus Pit.
  • Have Damian join the Bat Family mid season. Have Batman disappear/be killed for a bit, and Nightwing come back and take over as Batman for a few eps, with Damian taking over as Robin. Have his run as Batman contested by Jason, who views his morals as constraining and antiquated.
  • Eventually bring Bruce back, have him succeed at bringing Jason into the fold, have Catwoman finally come down on his side, and give it all an epic finale with the entire Bat Family.

Bonus points for race-blind casting (especially for all those black-haired Robins!) and copious amounts of crossovers between BatFam members and the other superhero shows.

routine reminder that barbara gordon, cassandra cain, and stephanie brown are (or were, pre-flashpoint) all interesting, complex, empowering female characters who are at least as brave, capable, and selfless as any male member of the batfamily, and that I love them even if dc doesn’t. 

Inspired by this post which never fails to make me laugh when it comes across my dash:

“Jesus, you were right, Hood,” Stephanie exclaimed, eyes wide.

“Ee-yup,” Jason replied, keeping a close eye on the screaming match. “Believe me, it was a shock to me, too.”

“Yikes,” Dick winced, “I can’t believe he just said that to his own kid,”

“Disgraceful behavior,” muttered Damian, sounding like Alfred.

“This is textbook ‘What not to say to family members with addiction problems,’ by the way,” Tim said with scorn in his voice.

“Boy Wonder, you buy your dad a Father’s Day card yet?” Stephanie addressed Damian, who perched on rubble nearby.

“Manufactured sentiment,” he objected, but with no heat behind it as he watched the fight escalate.

“Well, when we get home we’re going out to get one,” Stephanie said firmly, making moves toward leaving.

“Coming to blows,” Cassandra warned from behind the Black Bat mask.

Red Hood started to move toward Arsenal as the redhead threw the first punch at Green Arrow, only to be stopped in his tracks at the sight of Batman charging in, collaring Arrow (whose fist was cocked), and heaving him bodily away from his former protégé.

“Oh, we are so staying to watch this,” Stephanie said with glee.

Damian sat down on his piece of rubble with a smirk. All the Gotham set got comfortable except for Red Hood, who moved to gently pull Arsenal further away from the older men. Nearby, Green Lantern hazarded a glance at Batman’s clutch of sidekicks and almost shuddered at the sight of them, the ones whose faces weren’t obscured, doing that aggressive, teeth-baring smile he’d only seen the Bat break out once and he never wanted to see again.

“O? You watching this?” Dick said into the comm, smiling at the sight of a red-faced Ollie blustering at what he knew was a cold and furious Bruce at peak BatDad.

“Hell, I’m recording it. We’re all going to get together and re-watch it later. With popcorn.”

headcanon that duke either sleeps like the dead or not at all like,,, there is no in between and beacause of that he and tim end up spending a ridiculous amt of time together going over their cases or watching bad reality TV

Concept: The Batfamily makes an effort to cover Tim, Cass, and Damian’s eyes during scary, inappropriate, and sad parts in movies

These three are by far the youngest and most innocent of the batkids, so it’s become a thing that if there are inappropriate scenes in movies the family members sitting closest to them will just throw a hand over their eyes in order to preserve their innocence. Damian always gets pissed because “I’m not a child, Grayson, I’m perfectly mature enough to watch a movie you imbecile”, though this was proven false when they all watched Old Yeller and Damian burst into tears at The Part. Tim also gets irritated, especially when he and Steph were watching a movie and there was a part with partial nudity so she covered his eyes and insisted that he was too pure to watch such things. Tim didn’t really fight it, so bottom line is Tim has accepted his fate by now and has come to terms with the fact that he can’t watch movies normally if he’s around the Batfam. Cass, on the other hand, doesn’t even care. Like once the family was watching a horror movie together, when suddenly Bruce grabbed her and threw an arm over her eyes, claiming it was too scary and he didn’t want her traumatized for life. But Cass found it sweet that her dad cared, so she just lets everyone do this from now on even though she’s killed people before so this is nothing new.

Monarch - Damian Wayne x Reader Part 2

(Requested by Anonymous)

Part 1 here

Damian huffed as he sat in the front seat of Dick’s car.

“Is it even possible to drive any slower?” he asked.

“I’m sorry, Dami, but I’m already going like 20 miles an hour over the speed limit,” Dick replied. Damian clenched his teeth.

“You don’t understand, Grayson. I have to be there. I have to be there when she wakes up,” he snapped.

“I know how much she means to you, Damian, but have you considered that she might not wake up? I hate to be so negative, but she was next to death when we found her. She might not come back from that,” Dick said gently. For a few seconds, Damian sat in silence, watching the world outside the car pass by.

“No, Grayson. She will live. Y/N dying would be… Well, let me put it like this. If any gods are there, I refuse to believe they would be so cruel.”

Damian could feel his heart start to pound again as he walked towards your room. He let out a deep breath as he opened the door. There you were: battered and bruised, but as far as Damian saw, as beautiful as ever. Although you were still unconscious, a gentle glow behind your cheeks indicated that you were alive. He sat beside you, starting to talk.

“Hello, beloved. I’m so sorry, Y/N. This is all my fault. If only I hadn’t been so stupid. I let him get to you, and trust me, he will suffer for what he’s done. Your vengeance will come in due time, but for now? Please, Y/N, you have to stay alive. You have to wake up because if you don’t, there is so much that I’ll never get to tell you,” he started. He brushed the hair out from in front of his face, huffing as a tear slipped down his cheek. “I’ll never get to tell you that I cannot look at the stars without thinking that they’re dull in comparison to your smile. I’ll never get to tell you that no matter where we are, when I look into your eyes, I couldn’t feel more at home. I’ll never get to tell that my life would mean nothing without you in it; that I didn’t believe I could fall in love until I saw your face. I’m so sorry, Y/N, I’m so sorry I let you go. Please, beloved, I beg of you. Come back to me. I promise I will never let you down again.”

Y/N stirred, immediately drawing Damian’s attention. He gently took her hand.

“Y/N?” he asked, getting a quiet groan in response. Her eyes slowly opened and she groaned again.

“Damian? Damn, this hurts like a bitch,” Y/N said. He let her hand go, a concerned expression shaping his features.

“What does?” She rubbed your eyes, blinking furiously.

“Everything,” she answered, earning a chuckle from him.

“You have no idea how I am that you’re alive. Y/N, I am so, so sorry.” She bit her lip.

“You don’t have to be sorry, Dami. You came for me, didn’t you? Well, actually… I guess there’s one thing you owe an apology for,” she told him.

“What is it?” he asked. A smile crossed her face.

“Taking so damn long to say that you’re in love with me… God, do I love you too.”

luke and kate hang out outside of patrol and they have a youtube channel where they go to abandoned/ creepy places and crack jokes abt gotham’s villains and heroes to keep it light but they’re secretly terrified???

shit starts moving on its own,,, “why did we do this luke, i can’t die on video that’s the worst way to go”

hears whispering or growling… “what the hell. what the hell. WhAt tHE hell was that kate?”

they also do diy’s and how to’s and their videos get millions of views and they have a ton of subscribers,,,, and it’s hilarious because they know for a fact that steph and jason watch their all of their videos so sometimes they throw in a red hood or spoiler joke


You guys. Barbara has a batman pin cushion sitting next to one of her old computers.

I’m willing to bet that every time Bruce pisses her off (which is like 99.9% of the time) Babs stabs him with another pin. One time, she got so angry she did it live to his face during a call, and he just sat there in awkward silence. 

DC dream cast:
Armie Hammer as Batman; 
Elizabeth Chambers as Wonder Woman

Diana: You know, we never did get to finish our dance.
Bruce: I don’t know what you are talking about.
Diana: If you say so…But you’re still taking me dancing.