I sort of want to see a fic where pre-boot DCU Jaime gets switched with DCAU Jaime, because of how similar-but-different they are. Especially since Khaji Da in comic verse seemed to lose his more homicidal impulses much quicker than YJ Khaji Da is.
It’d be interesting to see Khaji Da's reaction to the YJ!future, because zie basically said 'fuck that, I'm a person, not a weapon', and I can't see zir taking it well to learn about any version of the future where the world said back 'No, you're not. You're a weapon, and that's all you'll ever be. You're going to destroy your partner and everything else that matters to him.'
Additionally, the reach seems to be much less patient in YJ universe. The reach’s plan in comicverse involved infiltrating the water supply with some handwave-y tech to weaken human will over a period of a hundred years, followed by fake disasters to make humanity take the Reach’s offer to ‘help’, and become exploited slave labor.If they’d pulled that trick successfully, there really wouldn’t have been a resistance.
So, just, you know, interesting things to consider.
Re: The whole thing about Jack needing to find his core. Spoilers discussed here, albeit not in any great detail.
I was actually surprised when it turned out to be ‘fun’. Like, for me, Jack’s entire defining trait, even more than his playfulness, was his need to protect. From the beginning, where he has that extended sequence of catching Jaime’s sled and making sure he lands safely, to instinctively rushing to save Baby Tooth from the nightmares, then taking care of Jaime’s sister, the flashback to his sacrifice for his own sister, and finally the showdown with Pitch- Jack wants people to be okay. He’s a caretaker, who acts, consistently, to ensure the wellbeing of those more vulnerable than himself. Physically and emotionally.
Fun seemed to me to be just a component of that larger drive. I could see a version of Jack who lost his playfulness, as extreme as events would have to be to cause that. I can’t see any version of Jack who would let someone get hurt if he could help it.
It even ended on a somewhat positive note. I am irritated about Jason calling Barbara, of all people, Barbie, which makes no freaking sense considering how, if anything, they should be the most sympathetic with each other. The joker fucked both of them over, and now they’ve both gotten second chances. Babs wouldn’t be that hostile, and Jason wouldn’t be that flippantly sexist.
But whatever. I have cute zombie boys to ship, and the knowledge that somewhere, Lobdell is surely throwing a fit over teh gay shipping in his comic.
Really? It seemed forced and stupdi to me… I mean they magically bonded or soemthing…
It’s really not saying much to call them the best in the comic, and my brain is quite possibly fried by reading all of these in short order. But honest to god, my knee jerk reaction to those two is to coo and giggle.
The Talon’s name is Xiao, and he’s pretty, and Jason wants to save him. Just- awww. Cute little undead babies. I ship it. It says so many terrible things about me, but I ship it so hard.
Jason has demonstrated, multiple times, that he is a-ok with killing people. Why is he bothering to protect Mr. Freeze? Why doesn’t he just let the owls distract themselves with killing him and focus on protecting the civilians or something?