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i was not born to drown | chapter 1
Getting shot in the back of the head resulted in the worst headache of Dick's life. That's not surprising. Neither is the rough recovery that follows. But what is surprising is that the headaches don't stop. And that? That might be a problem.
Or: After getting shot by Doctor Hurt, Dick develops chronic migraines.
a/n: written for this year's @batfam-big-bang! thank you so much to the lovely @apriljoy97 for beta-reading, and to the wonderful @stargazyng for making such incredible art pieces to go with the fic! here is the art piece they made for chapter one, along with the brilliant playlist they made for the fic!
Damian Wayne Anime Headcanons
First anime he watched was Attack on Titan. Since then, he made his own ODM gear, using the grappling hook mechanism and a few other stuff. He tested it out on training and was successful. He doesn’t use it much in patrol but he does in missions, especially those that include mountain climbing.
Jason made him a personalized bookshelf for his manga collection. Since he doesn’t want people to know he likes anime and manga, he was more than grateful when Jason made him a shelf that can be hidden into the walls.
Damian doesn’t know Your Lie in April exists. The Titans do their best to make sure he doesn’t find it. They just know for a fact he wouldn’t be able to handle it.
Dick got him the whole OHSHC manga set. He cried in a lot of chapters and ended up marking a few of them to make notes. He relates a lot to Kaoru, no, I will not elaborate.
He read and watched Demon Slayer with Raven, as ironic as that was. But he did have a lot of questions if some of the rules on demon biology were actually real and relates to Raven.
The Titans keep saying he and Bakugo were a lot alike as a joke. But when they watched it and got to Season 3 and watched the end of Bakugo and Deku’s fight scene, they looked at him and thought, “Shit-”
The boys convinced him to go to an anime convention. Jaime went as a Survey Corp, Damian even gave him permission to use the ODM gear but not actually use it. Conner was went as Todoroki. Wally went as Rock Lee. Garfield went as Ash Ketchum. And Damian went as Tanjiro Kamado. Yes, he used his actual sword. And I personally would like to headcanon that he used his old assassin’s uniform, just altered a bit.
Damian stopped patrolling for a week because of one anime and it’s manga. He couldn’t get over it so he got pulled from the Titans so he can take a break. Even back in Gotham, he couldn’t patrol. He couldn’t function properly. This went on for an entire 2 weeks before he got back into patrol little by little. So by now, you might be thinking, what manga and anime could do such a thing? …Banana Fish
He says his favorites are action animes but, we all know he’s more precious than that. He only watches his favorites when he sleeps over with Jon, which are Studio Ghibli animes. His current favorite is My Neighbor Totoro
After he watched a Silent Voice, he got a lot more closer to Cass. They would talk to each other using the sign languages of other countries. Can be Korean, Japanese or even Russian but they mostly use Chinese sign language.
He could care less if he watches Sub or Dub. This boy watches it without subtitles. He even goes as far as to watch it in dub of other languages.
They keep him away from anything pervy. This includes ecchi like Kakegurui, High School DxD, Kill la Kill, and the like or [email protected]
Damian is not afraid to go further. He knows what manhwa and manhua is. He doesn’t know why but he’s more interested in BL/GL romance manhwas than straight ones. He’s already read the ones commonly talked about, like BJ Alex, Painter of the Night, Back to School, Love or Hate (he completely lashed out on that one) and others.
On their anniversary, Damian made Jon this specific night light. Jon actually cried. He loved it very much. The next time they slept over at his house, Jon would set it up and actually fall asleep to it.
He painted one side of his room the Kimi No Na Wa Twilight Scene. Garfield regrets showing him the anime because the painting looked so realistic and that scene always made him cry.
Their greatest regret is introducing Damian to…*horror theme* Fanfiction. With the help of Raven and Donna and a little nudge by Dick, he started reading them off of sites like ao3, wattpad, fanfiction.net and the like.
Remember when social media was commenting on the Stephen King’s It vibes in the Mar’i scene? Wouldn’t it be positively, adorably deranged if that’s her favorite movie? Like she accidentally watched it somehow and instead of getting scared it became her comfort film and now Dick and Kory have to put it on whenever she’s upset? Like, they’re low-key worried but it makes her so happy that they fold every time?
Grey skin + Purple hair highlight Raven is the superior design choice. Regular Raven with the human skin is just. Regular. Basic. I see twelve of her out on the street everyday and so do you