concept sketch/draws behind the fanfic “Perfection”, where an older Damian, who has taken up the Nightwing mantle, runs into his younger clone who is spoiling for a fight and proceeds to troll the fuck out of him.
I think I really like stories about clones and the reaction to them for some reason.
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.
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.
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.
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.