clone Damian

the thing is i have some strong feelings about third generation batkids and they are very very specific feelings.

Rachael Cassandra Kent-Drake, aka Rae-El, aka Supergirl, has literally been part of my future!TimKon headcanons since 2012. Sometimes she has younger sisters as well, but Rachel is my darling.

Sam Grayson, the non-binary Child Wonder who “retired” from crime-fighting when they were fifteen and went on to become a high school teacher instead, is also a very important character.

So is Amina Wayne, Damian’s clone that he raised as his daughter after rescuing her from the facility she was made in when she was three. My poor little socially anxious baby girl.

it’s just. these three are sort of my big three of batkid OCs and I really want to do something with them, but I don’t know what.

(also so many parenting/uncle/aunt headcanons for the batkids. so many.)

Descendants AUs though

Like, with Marvel who would be the villains who sent their kids to Avengers Academy?

Mystique is always popping out kids, and Dr. Doom has a son. Steve and Wanda could be Belle and Beast and Django (remember him form my headcanon?) could be Ben. Or going a generation back, Magneto could send Wanda and Pietro in, Trickshot could send Clint, and Steve could be Ben. Oh I like that one, let’s do that! Kooky Quartet-Descendents AU!

DC is easier. Lex Luthor sends in his Superman clone, Kon. Talia has Damian, I just need a couple more to complete the squad. Dick could be Ben, as could any of the many other teen heroes in DC.

I SWEAR I STILL ONLY LIKE THIS MOVIE IRONICALLY.

I think I really like stories about clones and the reaction to them for some reason.

No seriously.

Including the yj-anon prompt I filled on the topic, I’ve written four fanfics about it (five if you count the microfic in that massive SasuKarin minific collection I did and closer to fifteen if you count anything I wrote involving the Metacrisis Tenth Doctor).

And here I am going “oh my god they wasted a perfectly good plot with Damian’s clone. URGE TO FIC RISING.”

And now I kind of want to see Bruce’s reaction to finding out Damian has a clone that’s like eleven years younger than him and all the angst buckets that will drag up, because Bruce would unintentionally be a complete jerkass.

AND DONE.

Grown-up-Nightwing-Damian, stop being a troll for two seconds and answer your baby clone brother’s questions!

Damn it, these are important things!

Assassin babies have to know because they’re totally not jelly you’re happy, no sir, nope not at all.

Follows: Perfection

aaaaaaand

LINEART

The clone’s name will either be Kamal or Tallant.  Possibly both, if one’s a code/nickname which maybe he likes better than the other.

HELLO ANGSTY BATFAM FIC IDEA.  WE MEET AGAIN.

This fanfic idea is still polishing itself a bit, but basically, Damian’s clone’s adoptive family moves back to Gotham and ALL OF PICTURED happens.  He decides he wants to see if anyone ever found anything about his brother - if he’s alive, what happened to him, etc - and discovers it’s a cold case.  And his photos are new evidence. DUN DUN DUN.

Meanwhile, Damian gets a ping on the Batcomputer as the case file is accessed and retired Bruce is like “Oh it’s that case you wanted but could never solve.  What’s going on?"  And Damian’s just like ”…nothing.“

And stuff happens.

I AM WORKING ON IT, OKAY?

and yes, Alfred took those pictures and Ace is a big old softie. also how do I draw dogs.

Concept sketch stuff for a fanfic idea.

Basically, Bruce and Dick get killed in a fantastically heroic way and Tim sinks into depression, so Damian strongarms him into a Batsuit in a rare show of sibling concern and reminds him the Batman can’t die as long as someone upholds the legacy.  And then eventually Tim and Damian both kind of realize Damian’s outgrown Robin, so he switches to Nightwing.  Then Damian’s clone “brother” shows up and well, Damian kicks his ass and decides to undermine his League Brainwashing.  Tim is like “You’re crazy, WTF are you doing?”

And Damian’s like “Chill, I got this."  Plot stuff happens and CloneBro switches to the Batfam side, jacking a Robin knockoff shirt from a street vendor on the way.

So, Tim gets a clone as his Robin and discovers head on the joys of being a mentor to a reforming ninja assassin.

Clone Bro needs a name.  I’ll do a better more official Robin suit for him later.

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Have some colored sketches of parts of a chapter in this fic concept I’m working on, in which (Red) Batman/Tim gets his shit fucked up by the Joker hardcore, Damian dresses up in an older Batsuit to go looking for him, the Joker gets a punchline that goes straight to the heart, and Damian’s CloneBro tries to pick up the pieces of his first Batman.

GOOD LUCK SLEEPING TONIGHT.