So, let’s try an AU where the bats are complete isolationists.
I mean, they’ve had contact with the world outside Gotham and villains outside Gotham, but they’ve completely and totally avoided other heroes.
So, There’s a Justice League, but no Watchtower.
There’s a Teen Titans, but without the Robins.
There’s a Red Hood, but no Outlaws.
Tim’s Young Justice never existed because they just joined the Titans.
No one is allowed in Gotham - meta or not. Gotham is theirs.
So, you have all the other heroes and then you have the Bats.
And, frankly, the other heroes are a little wary of the bats. They have no idea who they are or what they’re capable of?
They’re from Gotham - they live in Gotham and take care of Gotham and Gotham is one of the most dangerous cities in America, if not the world. Gotham’s villains are crazy.
And if the bats are taking care of that, then they have to be… well, pretty dangerous. No one wants to cross them. And even though they want to find out what their powers are, no one wants to risk going into Gotham after that time Superman tried it and came out 5 minute later with a sliver of kryptonite embedded in his arm (just because no one knows about the bats, doesn’t mean the bats don’t now about everybody.)
And then comes the moment when the bats have to break their isolation.
I’ve been thinking about this game. Personally to me it represents a lot of lost potential - it’s a great concept but it’s brought down by a less than stellar execution. The cartoon designs look more like stickers than anything, just barely resembling a stereotype of a stereotype of the 1920′s-30′s cartoon style. While I don’t like complaining about people’s choices in design and art, I guess the theme is one that I’m rather passionate about, and a little bit of research from the developers would bring the game to a much greater level of quality than it is at the moment. The monsters in the game are also just unimaginably lame, and to me represent just plain blowing off the original idea in favor of more “serious” horror.
(Continued under a readmore because I say a lot; tl;dr I talk more about where the game went wrong in my opinion and how I would recommend changing it.)
I’m currently working on a life-sized Maleficent sculpture, and I’d love to post her to this blog when she’s closer to being finished. Tonight I took a break from her to sketch out my version of the Queen of Hearts. The concept has been floating around in my mind for a few weeks now~♤♡◇♧ She’s inspired by one of the face characters from Club Villain and the classic + new movie designs. She’s a bit mad and I’d love to do more concept sketching ;)