Just imagine Jon being evil and protective over Damian. Both Batman & Superman trying to get back their sons, and Jon just harshly rejects their help, stating that they are unable to protect Damian. Bonus points if Damian was unconscious in that tube thing with Manchester Black. Just imagine Jon being being possessive over Damian sleeping form.
Right?! Like I would have almost loved if Black Dawn took a turn like that. Where instead of being tortured into the brainwashing, he just gets in the brainwashing and Jon figures out his own weird set of morals and realizes that it’s not just that Superman is bad at his gig - all adult heroes are. They can’t protect anyone, they can’t protect children. So he gathers up Kathy and hides her safely behind Damian’s tube thing, meanwhile fighting the dads in front of Damian’s tube thing, screaming that they can’t get near him, they aren’t allowed, because he will not let Batman or his own dad get Damian hurt again, for as long as he lives.
And Damian doesn’t wake up until way later, after Jon has spirited him and Kathy away into hiding away from everyone, and will not let another human being near any of them. Damian and Kathy are his now. His family. His to protect. His to love. And he will fight and maybe kill anyone who tries to get near them if he has to.
haha honestly, I’ve been trying to think up a story/scenario to write a fic about, where Jon is still evil/’Superboy Black’ and takes Damian/can only be stopped by Damian OR where they’re super-villain husbands where Jon is Superboy Black and Damian is (reluctantly, maybe due to Jon (ie would be evil to stay with his beloved), or by his own choice) the next Demon Head/Ra’s al Ghul (not mindwashed, he is still himself) and basically their families and the whole world is fucccccccccked.
But. I haven’t thought up a story yet, so it hasn’t happened haha.