consider: Jason Todd, son of Bruce Wayne, is way more of a cryptid than Batman, so far as Gotham is concerned
basically, this is what the average Gothamite knows:
Jason Todd, the first adopted son of Bruce Wayne -- while he did adopt Dick Grayson, his first ward, it wasn’t until Grayson was well into adulthood -- was presumed dead following a tragic incident while he was studying abroad in the Middle East. Then, many years later, Todd returned to Gotham, revealing that he had survived, and took over ownership of the Iceberg Lounge for a few months, and then promptly vanished again. (Everything in this paragraph is canon, btw. Most of it is from RHatO 2016, particularly issue 32.)
Was his death faked? Did Wayne know he survived? Where is he now???? Nobody knows.
If you want to include preboot canon, you can add “Bruce Wayne lost custody of him for a time and he was briefly adopted by Natalia Knight, who was secretly the villain Nocturna; Wayne regained custody after her criminal activities were exposed. Did his disappearance have something to do with her?”
Somehow, Jason’s civilian identity is literally a bigger cryptid than any of their vigilante identities, including Red Hood. The entire family is like “thanks, I hate it!” Jason himself can’t decide if he thinks it’s hilarious or if he hates it.
He nonetheless makes a point to use his actual name for some innocuous thing about once a year, always in completely random places scattered around the globe. Generally he lets one (1) person get a semi-decent picture of him, and then he vanishes again. The internet always blows up over the sighting of the cryptid Wayne son. Jason is enjoying it more than he should. (Barbara will never admit it, but as Oracle, she finds it incredibly funny.)
Vicki Vale is suffering.
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Bruce Wayne: One day, you could be a father.
Damian Wayne: One day? I AM a father.
Bruce Wayne: Alfred, Bat-Cow, Goliath, Jerry and Titus are pets, Damian.
Damian Wayne: THEY’RE MY BLOOD!
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I refuse to let boring, toothless fanon/Cass win, so here is a non-comprehensive list of actual things Cassandra Cain has canonically done:
-conquered and lived amongst a pack of wolves
-eaten (among other things) the contents of a Gotham City dumpster, a raw cow carcass and the flesh of at least one interdimensional demon
-brought down Two-Face's crime ring by stealing all his coins so he couldn't make any decisions
-stabbed Rose Wilson in the throat to checkmate Deathstroke
-played a game of chicken against Batman, in jets, and WON
-broke Stephanie Brown's jaw for trying to stop her digging up a corpse
-stopped a murderer's heart for several seconds as a teachable moment
-broke the Joker out of Arkham just to kick his ass
-threw Dick Grayson out a window for hurting Barbara's feelings
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