hey yall I just wanted you all to know that I started watching RWBY because my friend was begging me to, and it’s nice. Neptune is my favorite.
Neptune on the outside: I’m so cool. (sparkles)
Neptune on the inside: (anxiety screaming and crying) I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING, WHY DO I HAVE GOGGLES ON MY HEAD??? THEY LOOK COOL I GUESS??? CAN I REALLY PULL OFF BLUE HAIR??? OH MY GOSH SOMEONE HELP ME-
Season three cyborg puts disco lights on the titans east tower cause robin wouldn't let him have them at his house right? So headcanon that robin finally lets him install the lights at their tower but robin gets to put trapeze wires in the gym in exchange
this would be chaos oml okay but honestly? yes.
first off the disco lights– they would have raves like, every other night/every few days, and invite all the titans every other week. they end up being legendary parties and the titans utilize an unused room to host a huge party-like thing once a month or so that’s open to the public (with admission fees) and that’s how they get their money.
Beast Boy is the brains of the disco lights. I know this seems backwards but he has the wackiest ideas, which is perfect for wild parties and lights. there would be a few , er… setbacks, but his other ideas would pay off and it’d be worth it (just gotta keep the girls of the city away from robin, they can only afford a few of Star’s violent outbursts).
but then the trapeze wires. robin would obviously use these a lot to show off his slick moves to starfire to work out. cyborg trains on getting robin down when he’s up there, since cyborg himself is too heavy to get up there. raven sometimes tries out the moves she’d seen robin do on her own when there’s nobody else there, at around 3-4 am from her insomnia. robin catches her practicing one morning (insomnia isn’t unique to just raven) and he offers to teach her. they end up bonding over this.
starfire practices moving around the wires with and without flying. she loves the trapeze wires so much it’s unhealthy, they have to drag her away sometimes. beast boy has made it his goal to tightrope walk in as many animals as possible. when he’s bored, he becomes a snake and loops himself around robin’s and/or raven’s legs to be a nuisance. he likes the thrill of coming along for the ride when they swing off, though mostly robin does this. robin secretly enjoys having beast boy around his chest because he loves sharing what he loves.
I know a lot of people will give me shit for this, but I have a strong urge to get this out because I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time and can’t shake it off.
We all know how the s5 Lucifer was not directly portrayed as evil, neither from the narrative point of the story nor from his own statements or from others. Even in s11, Chuck said Lucifer is not evil. Of course, this got me thinking and I wondered, what if he really wasn’t? What if the reason why Chuck looked so ashamed saying this was because he knew it was true and that it wasn’t Lucifer’s fault all of this happened?
Lucifer was said to be heaven’s brightest and most beautiful angel, who loved God more than anyone else, so what happened? Well, I honestly believe that Chuck happened. According to Lucifer himself, all he did was refuse to bow before humanity and love them more than his father. He literally pointed out that the punishment he faced did not fit the crime he committed, and I fully agree. Chuck made him and it’s pretty obvious that he also gave him his rebellious nature and temperament and stubbornness. But why? If he wanted loyal children, why would he have done this?
Well, what if he didn’t at first? He created Michael first and canon showed Michael had a few personality traits that are not really perfect - he kind of has the whole holy wrath thing from God, doesn’t he? And he’s pretty cruel too. Assuming that a creator learns from his previous works and mistakes, maybe God just tried to avoid them the next time? He made Lucifer different than Michael, but what if he made him too perfect? What if every angel he created after him just wasn’t as ‘good’ as Lucifer, if he could not recreate the angel that unwillingly became his masterpiece?
As the one in charge, as the creator of everything - and with his self-loving ego thrown into the mix - maybe Chuck was just sick of seeing Lucifer’s perfection walking around without being able to do the same thing again? You know how that one movie or that one book sometimes haunts actors/authors forever because they will always be measured by this one thing and will never be able to recreate the greatness of it or the hype around it? What if Chuck had the same experience? So, in a desperate attempt to save his own pride and dignity, he might have corrupted the angel he created so he would not be seen as perfect or idolized by others anymore.
Think about it for a moment. Lucifer’s punishment was exaggerated and incredibly cruel, given the crime he committed. And it’s obvious that he loved his family the whole time. He tried to reason with Gabriel, he tried to reason with Michael not to fight, too. Because he didn’t want to! He loved them, even after all this time he still loved them. Because they were his brothers - his family! Yes, Lucifer’s reaction to finding out God loved humanity more than him was extreme - creating demons by corrupting human souls and all this stuff - but did it justify locking him in a cage for eons, taking everything he ever loved away from him? His brothers, his father, his complete self-worth even? I don’t think so.
So, how was it possible for all this to happen and for God to just sit back and let it happen? Well, my assumption is that he purposefully corrupted Lucifer to the point where he could just get rid of him, rather than accepting that he was his ‘best’ son. It’s always mentioned that the big fight between Michael and Lucifer was part of the Big Plan, but who made this plan? Exactly, God! It was God’s plan! Not the plan of an even higher entity or power, it was God who decided that this would happen and who used the angels he created as chess figures.
When your child acts up because you mistreat them, by destroying things out of anger and rage or doing dumb things to get your attention, would you send it into eternal isolation as a punishment? If they acted irrationally because you deprive them of your love and affection, would you punish them this cruel and mercilessly? I hope not because, for a child (especially one who never experienced the world outside), a parent’s love and approval mean the world. And God was the one Lucifer had unconditional trust and faith in, so having this ripped away from him so brutally, without another explanation than the one he got (which didn’t make sense for him at the time because he just couldn’t understand the reason behind it) of course caused an extreme reaction.
Lucifer’s fall was, in my eyes, not the result of a little brat acting up and being an asshole, but of an incapable father who could not accept his own failure and imperfection, so he instead sacrificed the son that loved him most and then pushed all the blame onto him and turned him into the villain in the story. God knew Lucifer was never evil because he himself turned him into the one he has become.
I know it might be a rather strange headcanon (or meta or whatever you wanna call it), but when you look at the characters of Chuck and Lucifer (especially in s5), you might notice that all of this isn’t too far fetched. It’s actually something that sounds quite plausible when you take everything into consideration, even Lucifer’s extreme personality change in later seasons. Because hey, every damn being sees him as the evil bastard, so why not just act like it? It’s not like it would make a change, right? He’s hated by the ones he once loved already anyway, he’s generally seen as the big bad evil thing everyone is afraid of. So he might as well just fulfill everyone’s expectations because, well, it makes no difference for him at all.