Alternatives to Danny not revealing his identity out of fear of being turned against/experimented on
It just straight up does not occur to him to tell his parents. What self-respecting teenager has open communication with their parents, Jazz? DON’T ANALYZE THAT--
Danny just knows they’ll be cringe about it and even if Danny Fenton is lame he at least wants Danny Phantom to stay cool. If Danny Phantom gets along with the Fentons that’s like... -100000 cool points.
Danny is 110% sure that his dad will reveal his secret ID within two seconds of knowing.
Phantom breaks curfew all the time and Danny just really would like to not be grounded (literally)
He’s so scared that his parents will blame themselves for killing him and he loves them far too much to let that be a possibility
His dad once said “the day I team up with Phantom is the day I eat my hat” and Danny who has, tragically, seen his dad follow up on promises like that, is really worried that his dad will, in fact, eat his hat, and didn’t learn his lesson last time
Danny’s kind of embarrassed that he got to space as Phantom first instead of as an actual astronaut, so he doesn’t want to tell his parents until he’s an astronaut who has been to space “properly”
Danny just really likes superhero comics and everyone has a secret identity but literally the only people who don’t know about him being Phantom are his parents so he has to work with that
Jazz asked him to refreeze her smoothie once and he just KNOWS his parents are going to do it too once they find out about his ice powers
He can’t explain being a ghost and thinking they’re lame without revealing that he thinks that he’s lame. Which would be fine except his mom gives these really long, terrible pep talks about how he’s a “cool cat” and “really quite radical... kids still use those terms, right?”
Phantom once tripped in front of his parents once and Danny can never live that down
[slides back into action] back at it again with that sweet poly love, I’m sorry Danny, I’m so sorry but not really, I mean can you blame them? Look at that silver haired man, content as a frog in a pond, don’t yah heart just melt!
needed to draw myself a lil something-something before I swing myself back into commission work, saw this post, screamed and spent the week workin’ on this bit by bit (you can tell by the quality changing page by page can’t yah?) whilst I took care of everything else in my life that I’d sorta let slide by the wayside @v@ I get real hyper focused on commission work, gotta be careful!
I think my favorite part about Jazz Fenton's character design is that someone said, "We're going to trick everyone into automatically connecting her appearance to her parents', not based on their actual biological characteristics (hair color, eye color, etc.) but by color-coordinating her with their signature outfits"...and it works?
Since I’m planning a DP reboot I figured I’d make a DP side blog dedicated to it. I’ll post everything here first and thought that the very first post should be all my main cast together. Who’s your favorite? It seems like Jazz is the most popular in my original post, but Sam is my favorite so far. Lol that’s why I put her first
I’m currently writing scripts to make my S1 into a comic. I’ll post it here and maybe tapas/webtoon 🤔
You know, it’s actually hilarious that if Vlad hadn’t hosted the reunion that he and Danny might have remained blissfully unaware of each other for a good while. Plasmius will be out there continually sending ghosts to kill Jack, not understanding how the man manages to survive (40% Danny fighting them off, 60% Jack Fenton is just That Bitch). Meanwhile there’s this goodie goodie ghost out there in Jack’s town that just annoys Vlad on principle. Maybe he goes to bully the strangely powerful newly formed ghost not knowing it’s his enemy’s son.
Then for Danny’s perspective you have this smarmy asshole ghost who is scarily powerful and keeps whooping Danny’s butt. Dan is genuinely scared of this ghost so actually makes an effort for him not to find out he’s human and where he lives. So Danny always disappears mid-fight before he passes out. (Vlad thinks he’s gone hiding in the Zone, Danny meanwhile is bleeding out in a nearby alley). Also apparently the ghost has a massive grudge against his dad so he’s like subtly asking his folks if any of their good friends died horrifically also were assholes who beat up kids.
The ghosts, meanwhile, are looking back and forth at the two halfas like “I’m not gonna tell them, why would I tell them? You tell them! No way I’m not getting involved in their stupid human squabbles, you tell them!”
To make things even more hilariously complicated, Vlad gets so fed up he takes a long vacation to Amity Park to “reconnect” to his old college friends. He’ll kill Jack with his own two hands and figure out why that white haired ghost boy confuses him so. Vlad Masters and Danny Fenton meet face to face for the first time and their is instant animosity neither can explain. You know the Love Square for Miraculous Ladybug? Get ready for the Hate Square. Vlad Masters/Plasmius and Danny Fenton/Phantom hate each other in all their forms. Danny is trying to be polite but wondering why mom and dad’s creepy friend is setting off his fight or flight and Vlad is just rubbed the wrong way by Jack and Maddie’s creepy, sullen son. They enter a room and both their ghost senses go off and they just swivel their heads around like absolute idiots.
Let’s make this even funnier and say all this goes down during Reign Storm. Vlad awakens the ghost king who promptly drags the whole town into hell. The annoying little hero wannabe Phantom ghost is fighting him for causing trouble also stopping him killing Jack p l u s Jack’s equally annoying son will not stop bothering him. Danny is at his wits end fighting this Wisconsin Ghost and then going home to the smug billionaire in the guest room. Of course there comes a point where they both de-power in front of each other and it’s just the Spider-Man pointing meme. Both Danny and Vlad are standing there like “are you saying we’ve been going around and around each other for months and not realizing we’re both the same freaky species??”
The ghosts are watching all this drama unfold with ghost popcorn, this is better than cable.
Are we royality by proxy, now?”
“Don’t be silly, that’s obviously a mistake on our part in the summoning ritual! Now, let me get started on figuring out how it’s possible the existence of a human-ghost hybrid...”
Here’s my Secret Santa fo @justalitlecreacher! They've asked for: “reveal scenarios, maddie & phantom content, danny gets summoned in a seance meant to summon the ghost king”, I tried doing all of this in one take, I hope you like it ^_^
so unfortunately, we decided to shut down the Danny Phantom reboot project I was in charge of. For a myriad of reasons, the biggest being lack of people and too big a scale. :( It’s bittersweet and I won’t go into it here
What I WILL go into are some of the concepts I made for the trio, Jazz, and Vlad (also Dan)! Please ignore that I’m not that good at the DP style lmao
For Danny we didn’t wanna change anything too drastically on him, so we were mostly just playing around with giving him slightly more variety in his outfits. Same for Jazz
For Sam we wanted to make her more of a punk rather than a goth, and give her more practical clothing than a skirt and crop top lol
For Tucker we basically just wanted to keep him like... more updated/less of a ‘geek’ caricature? but still keeping that nerdy undercurrent (some of the other concepts for him pulled this off beautifully, whereas mine were a bit weak imo)
Vlad was given a lot more complexity in his character, backstory, and involvement with the Fentons, and something we thought might be interesting would be to give him a cane; he would actually need it to walk, as he would have sustained an injury during the Proto Portal accident in college, but it also added to the silhouette and the Rich Country Gentleman look lol (we also talked about a running gag where he’d just throw his cane off-screen for every fight and then he’d mysteriously have a new one next appearance, I’m very sad I’ll never see that gag actually done)
Also added a little doodle I did VERY early of a concept for Dan, where he’s like a nasty amalgamation of different timeline Dannys and such, and in my fantasies he would move akin to Aggie from Paranorman, where it’d be like his physical being is trying to separate into its disparate parts but can’t quite make it there
It was a SUPER early idea we were throwing around lol and kinda.... got changed as things developed but yea, I still like him. He was dubbed Eldritch Dan