Ok I know this died a bit, but then I read a fic today and it REALLY brings this back to light.
I was reading "The Bounty Hunter" by Arcadia81 today because it was AU and I generally like AUs. So I decided to read it, even though it was a SM/WW, mainly to see how Batman was portrayed. Jesus F'in Christ does that writer do everything in their power to make Batman look like an absolute dick and someone who is increasingly screwed up. What makes it even worse is that the author, and the misguided people who agree thats its amazing in reviews, don't even realize how backwards their thinking is.
Summary for those who don't want to read or even open the fic.
Justice League exists without Superman who never made it to earth, Superman is an intergalactic bounty hunter, Darkseid wants Diana for a bride, Darkseid hires Superman to go capture her, Superman goes to earth and does some recon, Superman attacks league. Now here is where I have to give more detail. Apparently the author decided Superman can completely demolish the entire team and that the only threat is J'onn and no one else. So Superman than picks apart the league one by one.
Superman knocks Zantanna out without trouble, Krypto bites Flash in the privates disabling him, Superman then proceeds to throw an elecrticity sphere in J'onn that continually shocks him for multiple hours, For GL he then proceeds to bounce his own willpower energy back at him and fries him but only after calmly wading through every power the guy can throw at him like its nothing. Batman is however the one the author saves the worst treatment for. For Batman he merely heat rays his ear, then lifts him several stories ripping off his cape and belt and then just dropping him. This causes severe wounds that are described as deafening him in one ear and almost paralyzing him, which he recovers from because of the purple ray (because the author can't take the dick completely out of the story and thats what Batman is). Finally only after a valiant fight, the only one who can since its SM/WW, he eventually chokes out Diana.
Ok fast forwarding speed again. Diana spends four days tied up with Superman on his ship and falls in love with him. They come back to earth she says hes good we can forgive him, Batman is leading the WTF are you crazy movement, Diana gets upset at him because hes holding a grudge against the man she knew for four days, Batman continues to investigate him, Diana figures out eventually and yells at him because he doesn't trust her new friend who almost killed him.
So as of now Diana is MASSIVELY in the grips of some serious Stockholm syndrome and is defending the guy who almost crippled all of her friends. Not to mention she is supposed to be a great friend to Batman and she hasn't once sympathized with the fact he almost died and now she is just waiting for a chance to sleep with the guy who did it to him.
Naturally the author is taking every chance to pain Batman in a horrible light saying in A/N comments that "He will eventually come around" and saying that Batman is just completely wrong and being a big dick because thats Batman.
I mean just wow we have three character assassinations in one story. Batman, who is now a huge dick and always wrong but still wants to be a dick because he got beat, Diana who is a heartless bitch who shows no sympathy her supposed "best friend" Batman was almost killed by the guy she lusts after, and Superman who just became an arrogant douche who is really supposed to have a heart of gold and is really sorry for almost maiming someone.
I'm sorry this is a rant, but come on these people don't even know what the heck they are doing when they write anymore. This is literally the type of audience new DC is going to suck in, the people that are all about SM/WW sex and into the whole bondage angle.
Just fricken disgusts me!