clone-damian

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.

anonymous asked:

Do you see a Terry McGinnis in a Batman!Damian future?

Yup!

I think it’s only natural, given the level of technology and advancement in the Beyond universe, to up it a few years more at this point. I think it’s more believable that in Damian’s old age, forced into retirement, we’d have a story about Terry stumbling into the Batcave than we do Bruce’s. With his millions of children already taking roost in Wayne Manor.

I also think that’d be an interesting dynamic for an AU. Cadmus, or whoever, thinks that there’s a need for the “real" Batman to be around, sometime during Damian’s time in the cowl, and makes a half-clone of his father, Damian’s half-brother, who he then ends up meeting under complete coincidence, who he gives the mantle under complete coincidence, and who he ends up being a second father to before ever realizing who they really are to each other.

Don’t get me wrong, for all of my gripes with the Beyond universe, it works so well within itself that its amazing, and the bond between Bruce and Terry is incredibly powerful to me.

Unlike Damian & Terry, though, I do think that Bruce & Terry actually lost a lot more of its potential and power when it was revealed “oh they were biologically related all along!” in “Epilogue”, where as with Damian his whole development as a character was coming to terms with the fact that blood doesn’t give anyone a family or birthright, it’s everything else. So it’s more interesting to me to have Damian build this relationship with someone and then have it tested by revealing their blood relations than it would be for Bruce.

Again, to me.

Of course I’ve got at least ten ways I’ve been trying to fit the Beyond canon & characters into the main ‘verse so I’m always look at these things.

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.