Batcest is the crack shipping nickname between Batman/Bruce Wayne and his protegee Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, made infamous in the controversial DC animated film "Batman: The Killing Joke". It’s creepy because of their age difference. It’s creepy because of how Batgirl looks up to him. And it’s creepy because he’s supposed to be her mentor. Many fans felt this was antithetical to the father-daughter relationship the characters shared and... just plain gross, since Barbara is also Batman’s friend Commissioner Gordon’s daughter.
"Of course, a bat-cestual relationship wouldn’t be the worst controversy to plague the Dark Knight in 2016" - Critic
Fan !: "Of course! That's just what we need. More 'Batcest'!
by Kathryn Santini January 19, 2019