April 15th, 2008

[Misc] MAC (Museum of Contemporary Art)

Betty and the Bat by Kendra (PG)

Title: Betty and the Bat.
Fandom: Ugly Betty/Batman Begins/DC Comics.
Pairing: Hints of Bruce/Selina Kyle, Bruce/Betty, Daniel/Betty.
Categories: AU, Crossover, Humor.
Length: Long.
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: wrigleyfield
Author Website: n/a

When I saw someone had written a crossover between Batman Begins and Ugly Betty my first thought was that the author had gone mad. I was proven wrong.

The beauty of “Betty and the Bat” is that Kendra makes it work flawlessly: it is one of the most clever and well executed crossovers I've ever read. Unlike most crossovers, none of the characters or premises of one universe are diminished by the other; on the contrary, they manage to merge beautifully and enrich each other. 

This is set at the end of the first season of Ugly Betty and after Batman Begins. Betty, out of a job since Daniel is in the hospital, starts to work as Bruce Wayne’s secretary. It simply makes sense: Bruce has to have a secretary he can trust completely with all his secrets and there's no one that could fill that role better than Betty.

As an extra treat, Kendra manages to include (even if just in quick cameos) famous characters from DC lore, like Clark Kent and Selina Kyle (Catwoman). The scene depicting the interaction between Mercy (Lex Luthor's bodyguard) and Betty is absolutely priceless.

Betty and the Bat.