jan_aq (jan_aq) wrote in mentor_fics,
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Batman

Batman. There were many different versions, the comic, animated series, a live action television show and several movies, but all of them gave opportunities for mentor fics. I particularly like how some stories can have that deep dark angst while others can be light and fluffy, full of childhood and parenthood antics.

If you don't known much about the Batman characters you should probably check out these profiles (bad ads/popups so turn your popup blocker on) Batman, Robin and read this thread on a message board.

Here are some of my recs:
(39 total)


The Author Syl

Fathers and Sons by Syl
14-year-old Dick Grayson arrives at his new home, Wayne Manor, only to discover a cold welcome.
Nightwing - Fiction Rated: T - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1570/1/

Batman's Choice by Syl
Summary: Caught in an inescapable death trap set up by Two-Face, Batman is forced to choose who lives--Nightwing or Robin.
Batman - Fiction Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/637258/1/

Little Boy Lost by Syl
Events immediately following the deaths of Dick Grayson's circus aerialist parents.
Nightwing - Fiction Rated: T - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6350/1/

Broken Promises by Syl
After the Joker shoots Robin, Batman makes an earth-shattering decision.
Nightwing - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1497/1/

Help! by Syl
Batman learns to accept help in his never-ending battle.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1473800/1/

You Gave Me Wings by Syl
Dick asks Barbara to give something to Bruce in case anything ever happens to him.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/62217/1/

All Fall Down by Syl
Dick Grayson is kidnapped and injected with a slow-acting poison.
Batman - Fiction Rated: T - English - Action/Adventure - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/49674/1/

What Are Little Boys Made Of? by Syl
A crisis in the Wayne household. What else?
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/47372/1/ or http://www.indigosky.net/fanfiction/sylfrancis/littleboys.html

A Parent's Nightmare by Syl
Dick Grayson's school is invaded by a terrorist group!
Nightwing - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5850/1/

Growing Pains [Robin I by Syl
Dick Grayson undergoes a brief personal crisis.
Nightwing - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6351/1/

The Author Reichenbach
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/battybeyond

Who's Laughing Now? by Reichenbach
NOW FINISHED. The Joker intrudes upon the lives of the Batclan in a very personal way.
Batman - Fiction Rated: T - English - Action/Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 16
http://www.fanfiction.net/u/55411/

Coming Home by Reichenbach
Jack Drake knows where his son spends his nights. The fall out isn't pretty.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/382799/1/

The Intervention by Reichenbach
Brotherly Love #3 -- Bruce lays down the law to keep his boys from further harm.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/456894/1/

Fish Infection by Reichenbach
Brotherly Love #4 -- Final episode. The real reason Dick and Tim are trying to kill each other.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/456897/1/

All Hallows Day by Reichenbach
Dick passes on some wisdom to his younger brother.
Nightwing - Fiction Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/456869/1/

No Ever After by Reichenbach
Sixteen year old Dick Grayson has gotten himself in WAY over his head. He may not have ANYONE'S trust ever again.
Nightwing - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/456838/1/

The Author Peggie
http://www.fanfiction.net/u/29580/

Growing Up by Peggie
A second tragedy makes Bruce face up to being himself. (Sorry this has been bouncing around my brain for a while so it is not in comic continuity any more)
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/372532/1/

No Need For Words by Peggie
Bruce learns it possible to express his feeling to his young ward without words.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/362953/1/

Yellow for Youth and Joy by Peggie
How will Bruce react to Dick's death? (Two more chapters added as requested)
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 5
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/240822/1/

Transition by Peggie
As children grow up relationships have to change!
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/339909/1/

Growing Pains by Peggie
Bruce has to face up to the fact that Dick is growing up.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/295881/1/

Healing Rifts by Peggie
Possible reasons why Dick and Bruce fail to get along.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/214936/1/

Ready or Not? by Peggie
A young Bruce Wayne thinks he is ready to fight crime, his closest friend does not agree.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/144493/1/

The Author Arlene

The Sea of Tranquility by Arlene
Dick helps Bruce through a tough night
Batman - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/775746/1/

Story Time by Arlene
Alfred attempts to tell a bedtime story
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/376940/1/

With Just a Look by Arlene
Batman and Nightwing have a "discussion"
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/372889/1/

The Author SKH
http://www.cranky-dog.com/gcff/index.htm

Jealousy by SKH
A grieving boy's anger and insecurity test his new guardian's resolve
Batman - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/790464/1/

A Christmas of Beginnings by SKH
Dick's first Christmas at Wayne Manor brings more than good cheer.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1189588/1/

Parenthood by SKH
Alfred Pennyworth must leave Bruce Wayne to care for nine-year-old Dick Grayson, and disaster ensues.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1189607/1/

When the Bough Breaks by SKH
Fear in the Night
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/736814/1/

Emotion and Rational Thought by SKH
Dick pulls "Alfred-duty" during Bruce's injury recovery and deals with his mentor's housekeeping shortcomings
Nightwing - Fiction Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/739033/1/

The Author Alexnandru Van Gordon

No secrets by Alexnandru Van Gordon
(Dick)Richard has always wondered what it would be like to have a pet. What happens when the chance to have one comes up, but Bruce doesn't know?...
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - General/Humor - Chapters: 2
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2390383/1/

The Boogie Man by Alexnandru Van Gordon
Adopting the orphaned, acrobatic Richard Grayson was a big change in Batman’s life. He likes the kid—and wants to be a good father, but you should listen to children when they speak of oddities and monsters… WIP
Batman - Fiction Rated: T - English - General/Action/Adventure - Chapters: 5
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2379226/1/

The Author Robin Gurl

Waiting Up by Robin Gurl
Much to Alfred's dispair, Dick (or Robin) stays up to wait on Batman. Completed! RR
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - Action/Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2235591/1/

Young Nightmares by Robin Gurl
9 year old Robin has nightmares. Batman needs to help him. RR COMPLETED
Batman - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - Action/Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2235582/1/

The Author Dannell Lites

Little Boy Lost by Dannell Lites
The first meeting of the World's Finest!
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - Drama/General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/311320/1/

The Chair by Dannell Lites
Dick Grayson see's the results of Bane's "breaking" of The Batman for the first time.
Batman - Fiction Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/187793/1/

Robin's Song by Dannell Lites
Nightwing remembers when he discovered some hard truths about his guardian and partner The Batman
Batman - Fiction Rated: K+ - English - General - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2837/1/

The Author J. M. Powell

Heir to the Night by J. M. Powell
When Robin is kidnapped in the line of duty, Batman questions his own judgement as a mentor and qualifications as a father. Can the Dark Knight rescue the Boy Wonder before his heir is lost forever? Rated PG for stylized violence.
Fiction Rated: K+ - English - Action/Adventure - Chapters: 1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/923681/1/ or http://www.superherohype.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-111896.html

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I suppose that this could be a good example of which kinds of fics are appropriate as mentor fics. *G*

Meanwhile, I'm searching for a story in which Dick is a child and is sleep walking. He ends up in the hall/staircase area and does an acrobatic jump onto the chandelier. Bruce and Alfred are awake and find him there - they are terrified that Dick will fall or that the chandelier will break and send Dick crashing to his death. Bruce finally coaxes Dick back to him by going through the acrobatic commands Dick's father used to say when Dick was still in the circus, getting him to end the routine and jump to him. Does anyone know the fic I'm talking about?

And is it just me or is Reichenbach missing a lot of fics? I know that I read a lot more "good" ones than are on the Story List now. Am I just hallucinating?
Tags: batman, batman list rec
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