cassandra-cain

Headcanon that the batkids hide under Bruce’s cape ALL the time. When they get cold on patrol, when they’re scared of a particularly creepy villain, when they get tired and need a warm, dark place to hide, they can always be found in Bruce’s cape, hanging onto his back like a koala. One time Hal and Barry were at the watchtower just hanging out when they saw something move under Batman’s cape. Assuming it was an alien parasite out to kill the dark knight by sucking his brains out, Barry pulled off the cape to reveal not one, not two, but three of Bruce’s kids huddled under there playing a game of Uno. It was a mystifying experience.  

  • Barbara Gordon: Project Unternet had one last-resort failsafe: a high-powered E.M.P. that could wipe out all the AI in this facility. Now that the Calculator is here we have the chance to take them all out at once and put this entire project out of commission.
  • Dinah Lance: What's an "E.M.P?"
  • Barbara Gordon: It's an electro-magnetic pulse. Wipes out all computers and circuitry it touches. It will destroy the AI-
  • Stephanie Brown: Ohhhh, you mean an "emp."
  • Kate Spencer: I was about to say, sounds like she's talking 'bout an "emp."
  • Barbara Gordon: "Emp?" That's not how you say it.
  • Kate Spencer: That's how normal people say it. "Emp."
  • Barbara Gordon: No, they don't.
  • Charlie Gage-Radcliffe: I say it that way-
  • Barbara Gordon: It's initials for Electro-Magnetic Pulse. That's E-M-P.
  • Dinah Lance: Right. Which spells "emp." Durrrr.
  • Barbara Gordon: We don't have time for this, you're wrong.
  • Stephanie Brown: Why don't we take a vote?
  • Barbara Gordon: A vote?! No, no vote, you're just wrong! There's no vote. It's E.M.P.
  • Cassandra Cain: Not very democratic...
  • Barbara Gordon: Being wrong isn't a democracy.

I love how Kate was supposed to only train them but it keeps showing how she really cares about and basically became a mother figure to both Cass and Steph.

Detective Comics #951 is a slow start of the story, but an effective one, setting up and showing how malicious and manipulative League of Shadows can be. Shiva’s presence seems especially strong - even when she is not on the page you can feel her hiding under Bruce’s notice, watching. So far only Cass seems to have noticed her. Cannot wait for their confrontation.

I really, REALLY dislike what Gabrych did with Cass’s voice towards the end of her solo book.

I don’t like how he consistently makes her word wrong, and I REALLY dislike all the filler he fills her mouth with. Cass isn’t an “Uhhh” kind of person. She just… waits until she has something to say again. If you hark back to Puckett, Cass’ dialogue is still stilted, but it’s full of gaps - not filler.


…But anyway this little scene made me smile because I’m a child.

hullo batfam lovers.

allow me to blow your minds with a headcanon that is not exclusively mine, i.e., i cannot take sole credit for this.

you ready?
here we go.

if Cassandra Cain

is the daughter of Lady Shiva

That means that Lady Shiva lied to Bruce and Jason

and if she lied, then maybe the equally awful “real mom” lied (leaving aside details like how she knew some names from Jason’s past, pls)

With me?

So if Sheila lied and Shiva lied about having a child and Jason is 19 and Cass is 19 then it is very possible that Shiva lied not just about having a child but about being Jason’s mom meaning that it’s canonically possible for

and

to be

twins.

*mic drop*

Reasons to be happy today (for anon!):

  • Stephanie ranks her favorite Waynes openly and to their faces. She straight-up assigns them numbers. It’s not real, of course– if it was, Cass would always be number one– but Steph knows it drives them crazy, so she rearranges her rankings a couple times every day. It should be noted that some of them take it better than others.
  • Damian: [hands Stephanie her textbook]
  • Steph: Aw thanks, number one
  • Tim: ???? ? ??????? ??? ?? ??????
  • They’re all aware that the numbers are meaningless, but they’re a competitive bunch, and their efforts to one-up each other work out well for Steph. They’re nicer to her, and they bring her free food. It’s good stuff.
  • The phrase “don’t have a cow” is a common idiom that Damian, a cow owner, may or may not know.
  • “Yeah yeah don’t have a cow about it” “I already have a cow” “That’s not… what I meant” “I would like another cow? But we really don’t have the pasture space” “You know what, never mind”
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Fierce ladies.

Due to recent events, I lost a ton of inspiration and motivation. Thankfully, working on commissions and this fun series helped me get centered again and ready for whatever may come in the new week. Also, for anyone wondering, Barbara’s suit is based on the Young Justice one. SEASON 3 IS COMIIIING

This mostly wraps up the main set, but I maaaay have got some more on the way…

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Batkids on their playdates team missions!

A few fun facts:

  • Roy often skips Boy Scout meetings to hang out with Kori and Jason (Don’t tell Ollie)
  • Kyle Rayner is usually hanging with the Troublemakers but had a cold on this particular day and Hal wouldn’t let him leave the house.
  • Cass is wearing Bruce’s old costume (here) that she found in the attic while playing hide and seek with her brothers. Alfred has since made a few alterations to it, of course.
  • That stuffed cat looking thing behind Damian was made by Dick. Alfred has been teaching him how to sew and he practices by making tons of plush for his siblings! (They’re finally starting to look like actual animals)
  • Don’t worry, Alfred fixed Mr. Moo.