Anonymous asked: Hi! Big fan of your headcanons and stuff here. :D Here's a question for you: what, if anything, do you think would've changed about the Batfam if Bruce was actually born and raised a lady? (And probably for various reasons if Talia was a man?)
Well, I think that it really depends on if it was a full flip (as in, all of Bruce’s wards/important figures in his life as the opposite gender as well), or merely Bruce (and possibly Talia) as flipped. I don’t think that it would have changed Bruce drastically, but I do think that it would have changed the way she would operate—-heavier on the gadgets and detective stuff, possibly lighter on the more aggressive physical side. If she were significantly smaller, she would have to fight smarter, and find ways to intimidate outside of sheer size and bulk and looming ability. Being a cisgendered woman wouldn’t necessarily make female-Bruce maternal, but it would be an interesting idea to explore—-a maternal protector, as opposed to a masculine one.
This is probably where I should guiltily admit that I have a WIP of “what if NDND was genderflipped”, huh. I should get around to posting that. It’s kind of ridiculous, but it answers this question fully, I think.