100-word Batman / Terminator: SCC crossover Drabble. SERIOUS character death. All characters are the intellectual property of their respective creators, soulless media corporations, etc.; this story may not be sold or distributed on a profit-making basis.

Mistaken Identity XIV

By Marcus L. Rowland

"I have seventeen hostages," shouts the Joker. "Bring me Batman or they die!"

"You'll kill them anyway," says the teenager a thug is holding.

"Then I'll start with you."

"Naturally." Ignoring his shots she breaks the thug's grip effortlessly, takes his gun, puts two bullets into the Joker's head, then one into each thug's leg. Metal gleams under her wounds.

After they fall she says "Go!" to the hostages; "You will stay" to the thugs.

"I have six prisoners," shouts Cameron. "I will kill them all unless I have proof that the artificial intelligence known as Oracle has been destroyed...


For the perplexed: Oracle has sometimes posed as an AI. Which makes her an obvious target, however mistakenly, in the Terminator: SCC universe.

Many thanks to Vitruvian, who made a very useful suggestion when I posted this to my livejournal.