Dear Viria and Minuiko,
Nico di Angelo received an anonymous care package with poptarts, nutella, and cake. The poor boy isn’t used to so much happy at once… but he’s so cute when he’s passed out like that. ^w^
Something to balance out the feels you two are creating T^T
Lolz, ok, I’ve gotten a lot of “batman shorts” related questions and tags on this so…..
Batman first appeared in the Detective Comics (DC) in May of 1939, which fits in with Nico’s backstory of being born and growing up in an early WWII era, then hanging on through the years. Batman was also one of the few superheros to be continuously published even after interest in the genera started to fade. I figure Nico’s love of geekery more than likely encompassed comics before Mythomagic, thus Batman might have been at least slightly familiar to him (regardless of the memory wiping thing).
Not only that but if you think about Batman/ Bruce Wayne’s story it somewhat parallel’s Nico’s. Parent death at an early age, obsessed with grudges and a bit of revenge, loner. Bruce chose bats as his symbol (in several “why bats?” explanations) because “they frighten me, it’s time my enemies share my dread.” Despite Nico being the son of Hades, he’s the only demigod who dresses the part constantly, and my head cannon is that he does this because death scares him. Not death in general, but the deaths of the people he cares about and it’s his way of either showing it or coming to terms with it.
Nico is also “that guy” on the edge of the group, misunderstood and not trusted much, much like Batman in his dynamic with the people and police of Gotham.
Also, I’m somewhat of a Jasico bromance fan and thought Nico would be Batman to Jason’s Superman. ^w^