this has been on my mind for a bit
“I can’t believe I just gaslit my favorite body piercer for you.” Sam rolled her wrist, shaking the contents of her iced coffee before taking one long sip. “We’re close.”
“I mean, to be fair, I didn’t know that would happen.”
“Look, out of all parties here, you’re the one that should probably know the bells and whistles of your own super healing, Danny,” Sam pointed out. “I should have figured, but you really had no clue?”
“No! No I didn’t!” He groaned. “And I really wanted that piercing.”
Tucker, lounged in Danny’s beanbag chair, looked up from his DS. “You know, you can always get clip-ons.”
“Clip-ons,” he deadpanned.
Tucker pulled at his earlobes. “Yeah, clip-ons.” He pinched his ears. “Bam, problem solved. Earrings galore.”
“It’s not the same, Tuck,” Sam pointed out.
“Yeah, but what else is he gonna do? We saw it happen. Even if the needle goes through, his healing kicks in before they can even jab anything in there–”
“I wouldn’t say jab–”
“Whatever! You get what I mean!”
Danny rolled on his stomach and groaned again into his pillow.
“It’s just my fucking luck that I can’t do anything normal, huh,” he lamented.
Sam and Tucker exchanged worried looks. Before they could say anything, Danny’s bedroom door slammed open. Jack Fenton barreled into the room and raised a triumphant fist.
“Danno, you’ll never guess what! Your Mom and I just made a groundbreaking discovery.”
Danny didn’t bother rolling back onto his back. “Let me guess. You punched a hole into another dimension.”
“Even better! We discovered an element that seems to repel all ectoplasm. Seems like our probes into the Ghost Zone have been a worthy endeavor. Right now, our running name is Ectoranium, but I’m thinking something more like Kr-ecto-nite. Get it? Like Kryptonite, but for ghosts?”
If possible, Danny sagged even deeper into his bed. “Sounds great, Dad.”
“You kids should come down into the lab to see it–”
Tucker cleared his throat. “Hard pass, Dr. F. We’re working on some super important homework right now. Could take all night.”
Sam nodded. “It’s uh, fifty percent of our grade.”
“Ah, I see. Keep up the good work, kiddos! If you get done early, you know where to find us!”
Just as turbulent as he arrived, Jack bolted out the door and fled back to the lab. Tucker kicked out his foot to shut the door.
“Well,” he started, “that was uh, some news.”
Sam, against all reason, beamed. “I know! Isn’t it great!”
Danny lifted his head from his pillow and met her with a blank, confounded stare. “What.”
“The Ectoranium! It’s the answer.”
Tucker frowned. “Uh, I don’t know about you Sam but ghost kryptonite sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Especially since it’s yet another thing in this nightmare of a house that can hurt Danny.”
“Wait, nightmare is a strong word–”
“Shush, your house is a nightmare, Danny.”
“That is true,” Sam agreed, “but the Ectoranium repels ectoplasm, right? So, say you theoretically stabbed Danny with it. Would he heal?”
“Uh, probably not,” Danny said. “Why am I being stabbed in this scenario?”
“You can get your ears pierced! We can do it a la Parent Trap style, good old at-home piercing.”
“I don’t know, Sam,” Tucker said. “Isn’t that kind of risky? What if he gets some kind of ghost infection?”
Danny snorted. “I don’t think dead people get infections, Tucker.”
“We don’t know that!”
“I think it’s a safe bet,” Danny said. “I’m down if you are. My parents are going out tomorrow, something about petitioning for less stringent ecto-weapon regulations.”
Sam grinned. “Perfect. I’ll brush up on piercing tonight. Meet here at noon?”
Tucker sighed. “And I’ll be here to film you dumbasses when something goes wrong.”
“Famous last words,” Danny laughed.
“You can’t do this!” Maddie Fenton yelled as she looked at her son who was staring at her in disgust. “You can’t leave us Danny!”
Danny looked at his mother and scoffed, “isn’t that what you did to me?” He started the crown on his head glowing brighter with his rage. “I was electrocuted, and you and dad didn’t even bat an eye.” His voice boomed, shaking the room as he glared at the woman again.
“Danny-o.. my boy please!” Jack pleaded, holding his crying wife.
“No. I’m NOT your son. He died in the accident.” Danny said, his eyes flashing a bright green, and ectoplasmic green as he glared at his parents. “They were only people who cared.. Jazz.. Tucker and Sam.. they were the only ones who noticed.”
Danny looked horrifying, his skin slight blue, the start of fangs showing, and the look of utter hatred on his normally soft face, it scared his parents.
“If you really loved me, you would have noticed that I died. GoodbyeJack. Maddie.” With that the ghost king turned and looked at his friends and sister who all waited for him by the ghost portal. “Never come looking for us.” He said finally before the four of them disappeared into the ectoplasmic portal.
Danny bringing up banana: Would you like, a bAnaNa?
Sam: Why you gotta say it so...
Sam: No, I was going to say weirdly.
Tucker, Paulina and Dash in tandem: Fuck.
Danny: Do you guys have a crush on me or some shit.
Tucker: No homo bro!
Paulina: No way ghost boy!
Danny: Am I really that.. Irresistible?
So hear me out. Sam dressed up as a guy was pure gold. Like she looked hot.
I mean, when genderbend Sam comes up in our minds, it's usually this:
And hats off to @amethystocean-adr for creating THE perfect fanart of Danny Phantom that I keep going back to her channel to get my daily DP dose.
Anyway, there were two episodes where we got to see Sam in drag and mind you, this works for me.
Look at her. The confidence she exudes!
This, paired with...
All of this is suave and hot. Imagine Danny seeing her like this. Oh wait. He did!
Give the guy some time to admire his girlfriend wearing his shirt, will ya! In a moment of crisis, with him RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE. He stops and goes:
-Is that my shirt?
Yes, Danny. You're girlfriend borrowed your shirt. You're never getting it back. She stole it from your room in Girl's Night Out and kept it at her place. For keepsake? Who knows, right?
Anyway, the best part no doubt about her look is probably here.
Look. At. That. Smirk!
She looks amazing and I want no objections on this one.
my take on Dani Masters!
She’s Danny from a different timeline instead of being a clone. In her world, the Fenton parents succeed in becoming world renowned scientists and hold a government funded lab. they were working on a portable ghost zone gun (saying portal gun just makes me think of Portal). In this timeline, jack and maddie are outright bad people, and used the portal gun on Dani. Vlad was her protector, her parents (and GiW) are after her.
Now back to Danny’s world. Vlad decided to kidnap a Danny from a different timeline, grabs Dani on accident. Instead of rejecting her, both parties are on board. Dani is quick to be spoiled by riches and power.
In school Dani is the opposite of Danny Fenton: she’s social, charming and fun to be around. Just as Danny is more confident and heroic in his phantom form, Dani is now the opposite in her’s. She’s closed off, distrustful, and downright angry at the world.
Basically, I wanted Dani to be the “what if Danny sided with Vlad?” scenario while still being in the shadow of Danny for being visually the same. While I like the Clone angle, the logical part of my brain can’t get over how Dani is like, 5 months old, so different timeline nonsense works for me instead.
There’s lots of comedy potential with Dani being around. Dani is the Cooler Danny.
Everyone in school is like “wow Dani is so cool” and Danny is like ??? me??? and they’re like. No. And then the gags get more specific, when Dani does cool shit like skateboards to class, pulls pranks, and Fenton gets into trouble. Dash says Dani is hot. Dani teases Danny that she’s going to date the jock. Danny decides right then that they’re mortal enemies.
tucker and sam are on the side just eating popcorn