Ronin/Mockingbird Seraphim Chapter 4John, in his Mockingbird costume, sneaks around upstairs, sneaking past guards and signal jamming the cameras to get to the room Maria was staying at. He picks the lock and goes inside. When he got inside he notices the room was filled with Voodoo decor.Ronin/Mockingbird Seraphim Chapter 41 year ago in Profiles More Like This
"Cajuns..." He said to himself "Always about Voodoo and Hoodoo"
He searches the room for any info on Cardinal and he stumbles to a cross that John made a year ago that killed Maria last time and a padlock with the star of David symbol on it. "Well... least i know how she got back..."
Suddenly classical music started playing in the room. It was "The Poet and Peasant" Mockingbird became startled and pulls out a birdarang. suddenly a voice is heard. It's Cardinal's.
"Oops, Too early? I'm sorry forgot to release the baboon..."
Suddenly John heard some Growling noises from a cage. It opens and then pops out a green haired Baboon with red growling eye. Mockingbird recgonized it in a second.
"Beast Boy?! What are you doin..." In
The Champagne CaseThe Champagne Case8 months ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Damian was taking the tuxedo out on patrol today
though it wasn’t actually patrol, more of an investigation. Damian decided to take the case while Bruce was abroad. It was about a high positioned drug dealer who plans on taking down a new champagne product. Now what would a drug dealer want with a bottle of sparkling wine from France? Damian had his suspicions, other than the opinion that Gotham could be poisoned overnight.
Unfortunately, Dick had already gone out on his own when Damian contacted him. His older brother told him to take the night off and Damian heard punches being thrown and gunshots in the background. Dick hung up before Damian could take note of the noises. A sort of a Grayson way of telling him that Dick would be kicking ass alone tonight.
Alfred was asked to stay with Damian in the manor. A way of his father telling him that, ‘I trust you, but don’t do anything stupid while I’m gone’. Damian thought Bruce would learn by now that he was
Joseph Kane vs Jason Todd arcJoseph vs Jason Arc and Aftermath Extended rough outlineJoseph Kane vs Jason Todd arc1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Joseph and Jason have probably only crossed paths via radio; but enough for both to have a rising enmity. Jason can't stand the fact that Batman has taken on another associate, even though he's almost never in the field (except by coincidence). This reaches a breaking point when Joseph, under orders, starts closing down several of Jason's accounts (reason TBD). Joseph, in the meantime, considers Jason to be a betrayer of everything Batman stands for at best, a terrorist at worst. His closing of Jason's accounts makes Jason decide to teach the good doctor a lesson, and show Batman the folly of bringing the younger man into Batman's war on crime.
Jason sends Joseph an anonymous letter basically saying he's a dead man. He then hires several assassins, using money set aside in accounts Joseph hasn't been able to close, to target Joseph. Joseph manages to outwit, or outfight, each assassin; but each time shows how f
Deathstroke ArcDeathstroke arc expanded rough outlineDeathstroke Arc1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
(Possible title: Son of the Terminator)
Joseph has been back to being Ronin for a few months at least when this occurs (the rematch between him and Jason has long since passed); Sam is still training since scheduling his training is a bit random and haphazard and he is still not ready in many people's opinions (Sam is frustrated about this).
This concentrates more on Joseph; additional story can be added later.
Not too long before the arc begins; Batman is curious about the origin of Joseph's abilities, since they've been acting up more and more lately. He secretly takes a DNA sample from both Joseph and Sam. Later he shows Joseph what he found out. He reveals that Joseph's true father is Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke the Terminator. Batman explains that the man Joseph considered to be his father was in fact impotent, and he was conceived through artificial insemination. His parents wanted Joseph's biological father to be an amazing
Extended Scene: Jason Todd Vs Joseph KaneIs it scary that I was excited to write the near murder of the character I'm writing? It's probably because it's his fall; and from here he has no where to go but up. Plus it starts off a more psychological arc for him while he's recovering from his injuries.Extended Scene: Jason Todd Vs Joseph Kane1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Enough of that; on with the blood bath.
Extended Scene: Where Jason almost kills Joseph
Joseph is running from Jason, who has been chasing him since Joseph managed to escape. Joseph is wearing some of Jason's spare gear, which is big on him, which he "borrowed" during his escape. He has finished climbing to the top of a building opposite the building where the Wayne Penthouse is. He takes out his grappling gun and preps to fire it, only for shots to be fired at him from Jason. Joseph hides behind a water tower.
Joseph: (narrating) Crap! How did he get here so fast? Oh right, he was trained by Batman, lucky bastard. Get to the penthouse and the bunker so I can be safe.
Jason keeps firing near him.
Jason: (shouting out) G
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Batman, Nightwing and Robin have been captured by Azrael as they attempt to disarm his "tenth plague". Batgirl is unable to help because she was one of the victims of Azrael's "plague of pestilence". Joseph can't just sit in the Cave waiting to see if Batman can save the day. Then he sees the suit he's been designing. Cut to a few minutes later.
Alfred: Master Joseph, I really must protest. We should remain here where it is safe.
Joseph has the armor being prepped as he grabs a spare utility belt, gadgets, a spare mask of Nightwing's, etc and puts them into his lap as he wheels himself to the armor in his wheelchair.
Joseph: Alfred, I can't just sit around hoping that a miracle will happen kinda ironic given the situation. I got to do something or I'll go stir crazy.
Joseph props himself up and inserts himself into the leg armor.
Sam: Joey, you haven't tested the Shadow armor yet; you don't know if the strength enhancing technology work
Joseph vs Jason Todd: Aftermath Extended Scene 1Joseph Vs Jason Todd: Aftermath Extended Scene: Nightwing and SamJoseph vs Jason Todd: Aftermath Extended Scene 11 year ago in Sketches More Like This
NOTE: Some parts are filled with prose instead of dialogue. If you feel lost, please refer to the full arc (see gallery)
Dick brings Sam back to his apartment so Sam would be away from where his brother is being operated on. Sam is in shock; he's wrapped in one of Joseph's overcoats which Alfred thought would help calm him down by having something belonging to his brother. Barkley follows and he looks almost as morose as his young master. Dick helps Sam to a sofa and sits him down. He then kneels down in front of Sam.
Dick: Sam, I have to go on patrol to make sure Jason is far away from you and to see if the neighborhood is quiet. When I get back, we'll have to have a talk about what we will do should the worst happen. Okay?
Sam has tears in his eyes but quietly nods. Dick goes into his armory. Sam sits stock still for a while. Slowly his sadness turns into anger. He takes off the overcoat and finds a piece of paper. He
Pre Intro Arc Scene: Life Changing MomentPre-Intro Arc Scene: Life Changing MomentPre Intro Arc Scene: Life Changing Moment1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Though this probably won't appear in the Intro Arc (unless either Joseph or Dick has a flashback or its in pieces for something like that) or would appear in a limited series to show background, this is to show how that certain event changed Joseph's life and set him on the path .
10 year old Joseph sits in his room at his desk, staring out the window. He is a very small boy; wearing glasses and clothes a bit formal for his age. His new diplomas are hanging over his bed, but he isn't even paying attention to them. He looks both upset and angry. There is a knock at the door.
Lt. Brighton: Joey, can I come in?
Joseph: Sure (presses a button which unlocks his locking mechanism on his door).
Lt. John Brighton, Joseph's bodyguard, enters the room. A big man, ex-Special Forces; he also is a good friend to his charge and perhaps Joseph's only confidant. He walks over to Joseph but stops and looks at the diplomas.
Lt. Brighton: NYU Medical School'
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This scene takes place somewhat early on in Joseph and Sam's living in Gotham. Sam and Damian have become friends, and Joseph and Damian by now have earned each other's respect. Damian enters Sam's room. Sam is doing something on his laptop; Barkley is sitting by his side.
Damian: What are you doing, Kane?
Sam: Playing a video game.
Damian notices a pile of papers next to Sam.
Damian: What are those?
Sam: Nothing, just drawings and ideas. You don't have to look at them.
Damian starts leafing through them.
Damian: These are silly; new equipment for your brother should Father ever let him fight crime, a costume for you of all people .
Damian then sees something that makes him pause and go pale.
Damian: Sam how did you figure this out?
Sam: (nervously) Give that back.
Damian: Father has been working hard at trying to make this gadget and you figured out the problem I have to show him.
Sam runs and closes the door and stands in front of it.
Sam: Please, don't.
Joseph vs Damian vs League of AssassinsIt is still early on in Joseph and Sam's move to Gotham. Sam and Damian have become friends; however Joseph and Damian still aren't on the best of terms (it doesn't help that Joseph has numerous sarcastic putdowns for Damian, and that Damian has tried to kill/harm Joseph). However, the League of Assassins is back in town. Joseph himself is visited in his office by Talia, who wanted to see this new "servant" of her beloved (he does a few digs to her). Batman goes on a solo patrol, leaving Joseph and Alfred in charge of the boys. Joseph decides to give Alfred a break from cooking and offers to cook. While he's cooking, he complains to Alfred about Damian. Alfred tells him that he'll have to earn Damian's respect, unfortunately that might have to be by force. Sam in turn is trying to tell Damian that respect is a two way street; Damian of course taunts Sam's thinking. After dinner (which Damian grudgingly admits is good), Joseph goes to check on the boys. He sees a total mess in the livinJoseph vs Damian vs League of Assassins1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Deathstroke Arc Extended Scene 1After having fought Deathstroke and his mysterious accomplice who called himself The Ravager (they might have been accompanied by LoA ninjas), but ultimately couldn't capture either of them; Batman, Nightwing and Robin return to the Cave to see what they can tell from video footage, etc that Batman took during the fight and from security cameras.Deathstroke Arc Extended Scene 11 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Nightwing: Whoever that Ravager guy is, he's strong, really strong.
Robin: And fast; too fast for a guy his size.
Batman: Obviously whoever he is, he was injected with the same formula that Deathstroke was injected with years ago.
Robin: He's brutal. He was taking apart security when we got there like they were nothing. It's like he enjoyed being more powerful than those around him.
Batman: The dark side of the alpha male (something on the screen catches his attention) Computer, playback the last few seconds, focus on Ravager.
The computer plays back the action; Batman realizes something from the kick Ravager was delivering to a Security
Deathstroke Arc Ext Scene: Nightwing vs JosephNightwing and Sam approach the chamber where Nightwing thinks Joseph is.Deathstroke Arc Ext Scene: Nightwing vs Joseph1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Nightwing: You know, you're not doing too bad considering you're still basically crotch height to all these ninja.
Sam: Thanks; do you think we're close to finding Joey?
Nightwing pokes his head into the next room. It's a vast amphitheater; seemingly carved out of the vast cavern. The floor is caked in dried blood. Joseph sits in the middle of it, shirtless; the top half of his armor and his helmet is by his side. He's meditating; but he seems angry while doing so. Nightwing pokes his head back and turns to Sam.
Nightwing: I think we've found him. You need to stay in the shadows, and whatever happens, do NOT interfere. I know you love your brother; but that man in there is not him. Your real brother is trapped inside him, and if I need to beat him up to free him, so be it.
Sam: But what if you're in trouble?
Nightwing: Not even then. If something happens to me, I need you to get word to Batman and Robin; do you un
Sam Kane Expanded InformationThis information continues on from the basic information sheet (see link in description).Sam Kane Expanded Information1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Training under Nightwing:
Sam begins training under Nightwing while Joseph recovers from his injuries. Even as Joseph begins his own training, Sam continues to be trained by Nightwing to one day be a hero. However, due to his young age and his size; everyone agrees he needs to be a tad older before being in the field. Sam helps out Joseph along with the rest of the Bat-family by taking over as Operator as Joseph is back to being Ronin. Sam also shows that he's much more of a natural fighter than he thought he was.
See articles for details.
After Deathstroke arc:
Due to his actions during the rescue of Joseph from Deathstroke's control, it is decided that Sam is ready to be a hero. He decides to go with the name Redbird (this can be a place holder name for now) and fights alongside both Nightwing and Ronin; leading both to joke that they "share" a sidekick. Eventually, Redbird tend
DS Arc Aftermath: Nightwing checks on JosephAfter Nightwing investigates something, gets into a fight, etc; he decides to check on Joseph and Sam. The last time he saw them, it was a couple days prior when Batman was making sure Joseph was rid of any brainwashing and ran tests on him (to be written); Nightwing wants to be sure his friend is fine.DS Arc Aftermath: Nightwing checks on Joseph1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Nightwing pulls up to Joseph's house (Joseph and Sam having moved to a mansion near Wayne Manor a little while prior to the Deathstroke arc). He sees one big room lit up. Nightwing climbs a tree and looks through the window. He sees Joseph working out, shirtless but wearing sweats, socks and sneakers, in the gym he had constructed. Joseph is doing deadlifts (or some other exercise involving a barbell), and Nightwing observes that he has an enormous amount of weight on the bar so he can have a proper workout (due his superhuman strength).
Nightwing: (narrating) Maybe I should talk to Bruce about helping Joseph create a weight system he could use without to resorting using almost every si
Deathstroke Arc: Fall From Grace Part IJoseph is pacing the cell he has been thrown into by Deathstroke in Ra's' hidden headquarters. His equipment has long been taken from him, the cheap clothes he's been given is in rags.Deathstroke Arc: Fall From Grace Part I1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Joseph: (narrating) It's been three days, Kane. You know Slade said in three days, he'd be turning me into his proper heir. He might be my biological father, but there is no way I'm letting him turn me into a killer. And I don't like the sound of his idea of physically and mentally transforming me into the ideal son he always wanted. Last time I checked; one supposedly died, came back, and nearly killed him. And the "other" Joseph was rendered mute as a kid, and while he became a hero, he later became insane and evil, and Deathstroke himself had to blind him to stop him from using his powers to take over people through eye contact. Not to mention his daughter, who I met, is a psychotic teenage bitch out to kill metahumans when she's one herself. (stops and punches the wall) And I'll be damned if he lays
Early Days Scene: Joseph Takes ChargeScarecrow is on the warpath, again. Recently he sprayed Batman with something, but it didn't seem to affect Batman. However, over time, Batman has become more and more violent and reckless that even Damian is concerned. After one incident where Batman is bloodied pretty badly; Joseph tries to convince Batman to let him or Alfred run a blood test. Batman snaps at Joseph and heads out on a solo patrol even though he needs rest. Joseph is obviously angry, but then sees a bloody bandage and gets an idea.Early Days Scene: Joseph Takes Charge1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Damian: What are you doing, Kane?
Sam: Yeah, Joey; what are you going to do with that bloody rag.
Joseph: Boys, get all of them; he may not willingly give us a sample; but we probably got enough if we can remove the blood from the bandages.
Alfred: I think I can help you with that sir.
A little while later .
Damian: Tests are done! I can't believe it; it actually worked.
Joseph: Oh ye of little height and faith .
Joseph starts reading the results.
Damian: I'm 10! And I'm tall for
Early Days Scene: Joseph and Sam arrive in GothamJoseph and Sam are driving through Gotham on their way to Wayne Manor. Earlier in the book; a conversation between Alfred and Damian revealed that Joseph had the majority of his and Sam's belongings sent up ahead of time. It's also revealed Joseph still owns the house back in Brooklyn as a New York residence should he have to return. Sam is sleeping in the front seat of the expensive car as Joseph drives; Barkley sleeps in the back seat. Joseph nudges Sam awake.Early Days Scene: Joseph and Sam arrive in Gotham1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Joseph: Hey, kiddo .
Sam: (rubbing his eyes) Huh?
Joseph: Take your first look at Gotham.
Sam stares out the window at the buildings; and looks at them with horror. Joseph notices. So does Barkley, who crawls his way up front enough to nuzzle Sam.
Joseph: Something wrong, Sammy?
Sam: (narrating) The buildings are creepy; all spikey and gloomy and dark. There's no light; not like back home. Back home, or at least in Manhattan, all the big buildings shined. Here, they seem to absorb light. It's creepy; I don't like it. (spea
Early Days Scene: Joseph pokes fun at NightwingNightwing is investigating a series of crimes with Joseph, as "Operator", supplying intel. The criminal behind this is a woman, who proceeds to both kick Nightwing's ass and flirt with him. Nightwing returns home and contacts Joseph, who is in the Batcave. They communicate using video chat.Early Days Scene: Joseph pokes fun at Nightwing1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Joseph: Well, was my intel right?
Dick: Yep; found her.
Joseph: Ooh, tell me how it went down when you stopped her.
Dick: I I didn't.
Joseph: (blank stare) She got away.
Dick: Yeah, she kicked my butt from here to Port Carmine, and kissed me before vanishing.
Joseph: A girl beat you up? (starts snickering)
Dick: Joseph ..
Joseph bursts out laughing
Joseph: The great Nightwing; hoisted by his own petard by a girl!
Dick: Very mature of you, Joseph. An 18 year old genius like you should not be acting like this.
Joseph: (laughing) I mean, Bruce's femme fatales aren't exactly run of the mill! I'm not sexist or anything but, damn! Usually they're throwing themselves at you while they're try
Ronin/Mockingbird: Seraphim Chapter 1John Jordan drove through the streets of Gulf City in his truck and cursing under his breath. I'm late, I'm late! He drove into the parking lot of The Gulf City Magazine and dashed into the elevator. I overslept! I shouldn't have stayed out on patrol that long last night. I forgot to set my alarm! If it was a school day I wouldn't mind; but it's a vacation and work needs me today! The teenager, secretly Gulf City's superhero Mockingbird, stepped out of the elevator and into the chaotic bullpen of the magazine.Ronin/Mockingbird: Seraphim Chapter 11 year ago in Sketches More Like This
"JORDAN, YOU'RE LATE!" Out of an office roared a middle aged man who loud voice did not seem to suit his thin body and bespectacled face. Dan Edward, Editor and Publisher of GCM, expected his staff to be on time and punctual. He calmed down "I told you that some bigshot from Gotham was announcing some big hush hush project by the docks and I needed you to go write up the story and maybe interview whoever it is."
"Think it's Bruce Wayne?" asked John
Early Days Story: Tim Drake meets Joseph and SamRed Robin/Tim Drake decides to take a break from the Teen Titans and do some crimefighting in Gotham. However, in the process of stopping a crime that is incredibly organized; Red Robin in seriously injured by a powerful opponent who takes him by surprise. He doesn't see who it is; he only knows that his opponent is good. Red Robin is beaten to a pulp and is thrown off a building. He begins floating in and out of consciousness. First, he sees Nightwing talking to him and putting him in his car. He's told he's being taken to the Batcave. Next thing he knows he's hearing people around him but sees them as foggy images due to the damage to his body and the painkillers he's on.Early Days Story: Tim Drake meets Joseph and Sam1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Batman: What are his injuries?
Tim: (narrating) Bruce...I'm home! I'm back in the Cave.
Alfred: Cracked ribs, blood loss, a broken leg and a concussion; not to mention bruises and cuts. Whoever did this to him is an able combatant.
Tim: (narrating) Good old Alfred; he'll get me fixed up.
Batman: Can you get him on t
Ronin/Mockingbird Seraphim Chapter 3John woke up the next afternoon covered in bruises. He also saw his foster sister Rachael, also known as the mystical hero Raven, healing his injuries with a touch.Ronin/Mockingbird Seraphim Chapter 31 year ago in Sketches More Like This
"You are awake, good." said Rachael with only a small bit of happiness in her tone. Due to her...unique parentage, she couldn't show a lot of emotions, otherwise BAD things could happen.
"Ugh, I feel like a truck ran over me."
"I thought it was a human alligator."
John smiled. "Is that a joke, Rachael?"
Raven had a small smile on her face, "I joke when the mood strikes."
John then realized something. "I need to get downtown; I was going to meet with Jo...someone this afternoon."
"Have fun." Raven then stiffened. John knew that when she got stiff; she was having a vision of the possible future. She then relaxed and turned to her brother. "Maybe I should come with you; I always wanted to meet this Doctor Kane."
The Hotel del Jardín de los Dioses was the most expensive hotel in the most expensive part of Gulf City.
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Joseph is doing pushups with Sam, Damian and Titus on his back. This is somewhat midway in Joseph's training. Bruce is overseeing it; Dick and Barkley watch.
Joseph: Bruce, this is nuts!
Bruce: Adding five more to what you have to do....
Joseph: I'm still recovering here, Bruce; should I really have this much weight on my....
Bruce: You know as well as I do you are mostly healed and are strong enough to support that amount of weight on your back doing regular pushups for 10...now 20 reps. And be glad I'm not making you do this with one arm; and speaking of those we WILL be working our way to 500 reps of those today.
Joseph: (grumbling) Pointy eared son of a....
Bruce: 25 reps!
Dick: (to Barkley) Glad you're not taking part in your master's torture?
Barkley nods his head in agreement.
It is early on in Joseph's training. Joseph is resting in bed. Bruce, Dick, Barbara and Alfred are talking while Sam sits on Joseph's stomach.
Dick: How did this happen, Bruce?
Bruce: I was ha
Early Days Short Story: My Family"Do we have to, Pennyworth?"Early Days Short Story: My Family1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Alfred Pennyworth, butler to the Wayne Family for what now felt like ages stared back at his young master.
"Master Damian, this is your English assignment for the day; it won't take you long."
"-TT- It's a waste of time."
"Come on, Damian; Alfred said it won't take long."
Alfred looked at the younger of his charges/students. Sam Kane was a blond haired boy who was smaller and a year or two younger than Damian. A few months ago; Batman and Sam's older brother, Dr. Joseph Kane, crossed paths. The younger man, just 18, was a crimefighter in New York City; but events in that city and Gotham made Batman think Joseph was behind a massive crime empire. Joseph, as his alter-ego Ronin, teamed up with Batman, Nightwing and Robin after a period of friction and brought down the true menace. But it wasn't without a few surprises; Joseph discovered that he was a metahuman. His vast intellect was just one of his abilities; he also had moments where he had heightene
Training Story: Putting Lessons into PracticeIt is well into Joseph's training. He has finished his rehab and is back to full health...actually better than full health due his training under Batman. He's stronger, faster, actually getting some control over his powers (when they are active), and so forth. The most important thing he's gained is wisdom and maturity. But even with all that; he's also been learning several new skills from Batman, Nightwing and others. So one day....Training Story: Putting Lessons into Practice1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Batman: Joseph, can you come here?
Joseph: (walking over) Yeah, boss? (sees Nightwing) Hey, Dick.
Joseph: Why are we being so...official.
Batman: It is time to take what you have learned, and put it into practice.
Joseph: But...my training isn't....
Batman: You will not be Ronin; you and Nightwing are to go undercover and get information from someone.
Batman activates the computer; the image of a hardened thug appears.
Batman: This is Jack Czerko; he's a low level hood for Two-Face. I need to find out some information about