Batfam + Music

Bruce despises Rock and Heavy Metal. I can see him really loving Classical, but also, he has a secret love for Country, and the rest of the Batfam hates him for it. Like when it’s his turn to choose the music in the Batcave he makes sure to choose the most stereotypical country song he can find just to piss off everyone.

Dick is the Pop Princess. He knows all the new songs and lives for Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie. On a good day he can be found screaming the lyrics. It’s also very funny when he’s listening to music at work because no one expects officer Grayson to know all the lyrics to Lady Marmalade. But he does. He also lives for Disney sound tracks, they are life don’t even try to tell him otherwise.

Jason is Screamo. It helps him drown out his misery, and he started to listen to it when he was smol and trying to be cool, and it just stuck. He too loves Disney sound tracks and both can and will learn all the lyrics so he can obnoxiously sing them. He’s very similar to Dick in that way, but Jason is actually trying to be obnoxious, Dick is not. Everytime a new Disney movie is released they put aside their differences to watch it together and learn all the songs.

Barbara likes Techno and EDM. It’s good for when she has to work under tense conditions, the quick beats and general lack of lyrics allow her to work well.

Cass likes really obscure oldies. There’s just something so emotional in music that isn’t mainstream. However, when training she enjoys video game music, specifically the Pokémon battle music.

Basically, a general rule of thumb for Stephanie’s favourite music is anything Bruce refuses to listen to + alternative/indie songs. She’s the one who started the Batcave Music War with Bruce, and no one has forgiven her yet. People have started taking sides on who they think will win, Jason was the one who started the betting pool.

Damian is begrudgingly a Disney fan. He also likes classical and string based music, but never straight up classical. He can often be found trying join in on Dick and Jason’s Disney nights. It only works fifty percent of the time.

Duke likes basically any genre but favours songs without lyrics. He’s one of the only sane people in the house and his music tastes reflect that. Sometimes will exchange song suggestions with Alfred.

Alfred is generally a toss up. He’ll turn on the stereo to a random chanel, and will only switch it if there’s cursing or it’s rap. Don’t let Alfred catch you listening to anything with swear words, it’ll be no dessert for a week, and that’ll be the week he makes all your favourites.

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What if everyone in Gotham knows that Bruce Wayne has one biological child…

But none of them knows who is?

See, each of his five children acts and looks so much like Bruce that they can’t figure out which one it is. Most swear it’s Cass. She’s the one whose origin they know the least about, plus she acts the most like their father, so the majority of the population assume it’s Cass. Others think it’s Tim, since no billionaire would give his very important company to his kid unless he were his actual child. But a lot of people also suspect that Jason is the product of one drunken night between Bruce Wayne and some random woman who died and left him Jason to take care of, which would explain why Bruce adopted some random street rat without warning. Though questions often circulate about whether Dick Grayson was actually the son of a pair of acrobats, or if it was all a ploy to hide his true origin, which was a scandalous love affair that occurred between Bruce Wayne and Marie Grayson during a trip to see the circus.

Nobody suspects Damian, though. The Bruce Wayne that Gotham knows and loves is a rich playboy who likes picking up ladies and going to fancy parties. Damian Wayne is too grumpy and angry to possibly be the biological son of that guy, right?

Batfamily as things my family has said

Barbara: “If you eat that piece of bacon I swear to god this friendship is over" 

Dick: *sneaks up on unsuspecting sibling* *randomly drops and crushes said sibling with all their weight* "HUMPBACK WHALE!!!" 

Jason: "Hey come here, I have to tell you a secret. Closer. Little closer.” *sticks tongue in their ear* 

Cass: “I’m sorry but I really don’t like you and I want you to stay outside of my house or maybe just be dead and burn in the darkest pits of hell please" 

Tim: *loses battery for the remote* "WHY WON’T GOD JUST FREAKING LET ME DIE I THINK I’VE EARNED IT BY NOW" 

Stephanie: *accidentally sets fire to counter* "You know, maybe you shouldn’t play with fire anymore” “Yeah, maybe-” *lights match* “-but not today" 

Damian: "You know once a kid dared me to stick up the middle finger in kindergarten and I did and the second I did it he called the teacher and she made me sit out recess that day and this is why I have trust issues" 

Alfred: *banging pots and pans* "GET THE FRICK DOWNSTAIRS YOU PEASANTS I MADE CUPCAKES AND NEED VALIDATION ON MY BAKING ABILITIES" 

Bruce: "hOw DaRe YoU dIsReSpEct mE!!! i aM tHe KiNg Of tHiS LiViNg RoOm!!!" 

I was reading something on new DC heroes cuz I needed to see anyone I missed because of the batfam and when it was explaining Duke Thomas’s character as Lark it said, and I quote, “Duke…injects some color to the very white, black hair, blue-eyed Bat Family…” and…no.

The Bat Family are not what you think they are.

1) Kate Kane is Jewish. Due to many reboots, she has become Bruce Wayne’s cousin. Bruce Wayne is of Jewish descent. It is canon that Martha Wayne is Jewish, so there. End of argument.

2) Dick Grayson is of Romani origin. 

3) Jason Todd is of mixed heritage. Many in the fandom perceive him as Latino, which could very well be true. The surname “Todd” is either English or Scottish. The surname “Haywood” is English, but we do not know about Sheila or Willis’s history to be certain of his ethnicity. In DC Bombshells, he was Hispanic. While he was searching to find his true mother, Lady Shiva was considered to be an option, and since she said that she had no children yet is the mother of Cassandra Cain, she may actually be his mother. One of the reasons she may have lied about it is because she does not believe that Sandra Woosan(is it Woosan or Wu-San?) and Lady Shiva are the same people. Lady Shiva was a way for her to be reborn.

4) Cassandra Cain is the daughter of David Cain and Lady Shiva, making her half-Asian and completely badass.

5) Tim Drake is white, but since “Drake” is an Irish surname and DC screws up when it comes to Tim, we may never know the truth.

6) Damian Wayne is the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul. Talia is of Arabic and Chinese origin. 

7) Barbara Gordon is assumed to be of Irish descent, due to her red hair, but there are many possibilities. “Gordon” is of French, Scottish, Irish, and Jewish origin.  

8) It is canon that Stephanie Brown is white, but knowing DC, that can change any second. The surname “Brown” is of English, Scottish, Irish, and French descent.

Duke is the first confirmed black member of the batfam, but that does not mean the rest of them are black haired, blue-eyed stereotypical white people. Originally before the many reboots of DC, Jason had green eyes. Damian has green eyes. So honey, while I agree that Duke Thomas is an amazing black character, you should first get your facts straight before assuming that a character with black hair and possibly blue eyes is white. Do some research.

The Batkids on Tim's birthday

Dick: Wakes up at 3am to sneak into Tim’s apartment and wake him up by screaming “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TIMMY!!” at the top of his lungs and gets knocked out when Tim reflexively punches him in the face

Barbara: Bakes his favorite cake and calls up everyone in the batfam and orders them to wish Tim a happy birthday or she’ll kill them

Jason: Calls at some point to wish Tim a happy birthday and also to inform him that he hid a confetti bomb somewhere in Tim’s apartment but doesn’t remember where, so if it blows up at some point and it rains birthday confetti everywhere then just know that that was from Jason

Tim: Forgets until somebody has to remind him

Cass: Won’t stop hugging him the whole day and gets him really sweet gifts because she’s a literal angel

Steph: Is as excited as Dick and insists on taking Tim out to do fun birthday stuff all day, and when they go to dinner she tells the waitress that it’s Tim’s birthday so the staff all sing happy birthday to him because she knows how embarrassed he gets

Damian: “I got you a rock” “What, why?” “How dare you! I’ll have you know I picked this out specifically for you. God, you’re so ungrateful”