Avengers and Related Characters - Canon World Based
B1) Title: Begin Again (working title)
Genre: action, romance, friendship
Fandom/Universe: Marvel 616 comicverse
Characters/Pairings: Matt Murdock/Danny Rand, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Foggy Nelson, Dakota North
Warnings: no standard warnings apply
Summary: When Mutant Growth Hormone starts showing up on the streets, Daredevil and Iron Fist team up to stop it at the source. Danny's thrilled to be out in costume with a partner again now that Luke is focusing on being a good family man...even if Matt isn't the best at playing well with others. Of course Danny didn't expect to hook up with Matt, but then again he has a history of ill-conceived hook-ups.
And Matt? Well, he's just trying to keep his new postive attitude in the face of Foggy's cancer, Bullseye's recent reappearance, drugs in the streets, and now this new complication with Danny. Should be easy, right?
As far as comic placement goes, this draws a lot from Daredevil, Shadowland, The Immortal Iron Fist, and New Avengers, but I tried to make it as accessible as possible as long as you know the characters. It's set immediately after Daredevil v.3 issue 27 which came out a few months ago. Settings include various alleys and rooftops, the hospital, an old factory, and several apartments and offices.
Genre: Musical fic, humor, angst, hurt/comfort, Magic Made Them Sing
Fandom/Universe: Avengers MCU (no IM3, Thor 2 or CA 2 spoilers)
Characters/Pairings: All the Avengers, Fury, Phil, JARVIS, and Loki. Pairing-wise we've got eventual Tony/Steve, eventual Clint/Phil, and established Bruce/Thor.
Warnings: Non-consensual singing and dancing, fatigue to the point where it almost kills a character, secrets being shared all over the place, several characters struggling with issues regarding self-worth and guilt, allusions to mind-control, allusions to past canon character death (that turns out to be false), pining. So much pining.
Summary: It's been six months since the Battle of New York. The Avengers all live in Stark Tower, and they have become a team - more or less. Tony pokes harmless fun at Steve, whom he may or may not have a crush on, and Bruce and Thor have become somewhat of an odd couple. Clint doesn't hide in the vents as much as he used to, but he's keeping secrets from his team - even from Natasha. Then again, they're all keeping secrets from each other. When the entirety of New York seem to fall under some kind of musical curse, the spilling of said secrets threaten to rip the team apart - and that's long before a certain demi-god enters the arena and kidnaps Clint
Once More With Feeling, Avengers Style! Complete with rewritten lyrics of (almost) all the songs from the original Buffy musical, twisted to fit this post-Avengers movie time line. It starts out pretty funny, and then turns quite angsty towards the end, and there's an overabundance of awkward, embarrassing moments. Also, Fury sings. And so does JARVIS. (Hulk hates singing.) Some visual stuff includes: At least three ensemble song scenes, Tony dancing whilst taking down some robbers, Fury singing 'my' version of The Mustard Song with SHIELD-agents as back-up dancers, Hulk smashing Loki (again), Tony quite literally almost dancing himself to death, Steve holding Tony in a way reminiscent of La Pieta.
B3) Title: Like Setting Off Fire Crackers at Midnight
Fandom/Universe: MCU/Captain America/Avengers
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Bucky in which Bucky is a ciswoman, background Clint/Phil, Steve & Phil friendship, the Howling Commandos, Natasha, Tony, Fury, Bruce
Warnings: brief description of bullet extraction, period-typical sexism including brief implication of domestic violence, inexplicit discussion of Red Room-related mind control and human trafficking.
Summary: Everyone who knows the Captain America story thinks they know the Bucky Barnes story. In the 21st century, Steve is still keeping Bucky's secrets.
(This story alternates between Steve's new life in Stark Tower and his shared history with Bucky before and during the war. In it, Bucky is a woman who disguises herself as a man to join the army. Steve promises never to tell, and he is still keeping that promise seven decades later -- even though it makes Phil and Clint think he was in a relationship with a man. The entrance of the [very female] Winter Soldier into their lives and the revelation of his lie threatens to damage the friendships he's built, and Steve must scramble to save the Winter Soldier from the forces that enslave her and salvage his new friendships at the same time.
Contains: pre-serum Steve, always-the-little-spoon!Steve, butch-as-hell!girl!Bucky, fanboy Phil Coulson, proposals galore, virginity loss, explicit sex including pegging and unsafe/condomless practices, gender/sexuality misunderstandings and misdirections.)
B4) Title: The Law of Diminished Returns
Genre: Adventure, interpersonal growth
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Phil Coulson & Clint Barton, Darcy Lewis, Sif, Thor, Entire Cast of Asgardians, The Avengers (mostly in walk-on roles and background), Tons of Jotun
Warnings: Warning for major character depression (which gets dealt with) and a PG-16 quantity of profanity
Summary: This wasn’t at all how Phil imagined coming back from the dead. Between training a new analyst, feeling out brewing trouble in the Earth-Asgard relations, and trying to figure out why his most reliable asset can’t stand him any longer, Phil can’t make heads or tails of his second chance at life. When Earth-Asgard relations come to a head they leave Phil stuck in the form of his ten-year-old self, Barton transformed into a housecat, and the Asgardian envoy stuck on Earth; everyone has to figure out how to come together and fix things, and the solution may be farther from home than anyone imagined.
Featuring mini!Phil, cat!Barton, an ensemble of Feels (and Jotun), and a journey from a solo to ensemble cast. 20% feels, 30% plot, 20% Asgardians/Jotun, 5% gratuitous mini!fic and 25% character arc by volume.
B5) Title: Your Own Good
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Warnings: psychological torture, torture (including cutting, injections, and suturing), blood
Summary: Bruce was just trying to get back to New York for Thanksgiving. But he ran into trouble crossing into Russia from Belarus, and things just went downhill from there. Somehow, he found himself as a test subject in a lab. The scientist in charge says he has a cure for Bruce’s condition. Bruce doesn’t believe him. He shouldn’t.
Tony and Pepper begin to worry when Bruce misses his plane back to the States, and so Tony rounds up a team to go investigate Bruce’s last known location. What they find is worse than what they’d been expecting.
B6) Title: Once Lost, Twice Found
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Tony, past Pepper/Tony, also team fic
Warnings: Memory alteration/erasure.
Summary: Finding Captain America frozen in the Arctic ice was an unlikely miracle and S.H.I.E.L.D. would like to introduce the iconic superhero into the 21st century without causing a mental breakdown. Cautious, the decision was made to do a "trial run" of introducing Steve Rogers to the 21st century via a virtual reality. Tony gets roped into the project. But the world wasn't real and the trial ended, taking Steve's and Tony's memory of the time away.
Despite their bumpy (re)introduction during the Loki Incident, the Avengers begin to gravitate towards each other to become a true team. Along the way, Steve and Tony struggle with déjà vu and dreams that don't seem quite like dreams. After Iron Man suffers severe injuries during a battle, memories of meeting Steve the first time around come rushing back.
No standard warnings apply; but to be on the safe side: 1) Multiple characters deal with the issue of memory erasure/alteration and the topic of mind control; 2) Tony kisses Steve while he's still in a relationship with Pepper, nothing further happens at that time. The story primarily takes place post-Avengers film in NYC with a lot of team-building (focusing on Tony, Steve, Clint, and Natasha), accompanied by flashbacks/dreams of the virtual world. Note that revisions may see the Avengers HQ moved to the comic canon mansion rather than the Tower.
B7) Title: Quid Pro Quo
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Darcy Lewis, Jane Foster/Natasha Romanoff, mention of Jane Foster/Thor, Tony Stark, Jasper Sitwell, Happy Hogan, Nick Fury
Summary: Darcy and Clint noticed each other in New Mexico, but they don’t really get acquainted until she is invited to move into Stark Tower after the events in New York. A newly-minted SHIELD agent, Darcy sees Clint around and they strike up a friendship, talking on the roof at night or over dinner (Clint is a surprisingly good cook, she finds out). While she is learning the ropes at work and Clint is getting himself reactivated, they find out that the assignments they’re working on are connected, leading to a dangerous showdown in Venice. Meanwhile, they’re also getting closer off the clock and finding out that neither of them has all that much experience with grown-up relationships.
This story is primarily set in New York City at Stark Tower, SHIELD headquarters, and out in the city. Some key scenes include Darcy and Clint’s first date at Coney Island, and Natasha, Darcy, and Jane shopping in an upscale lingerie boutique. The action shifts to Venice, Italy late in the story, and includes a scene where Darcy has to get a drugged Clint back to their safe house (via gondola) while dressed in formal wear.
B8) Title: Perseverating
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton & Nick Fury, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, background Avengers
Warnings: Canon-typical violence
Summary: This is the story of Clint Barton and Nick Fury. Seven years of working together, of Fury saving him, of Clint saving Fury, of Fury being a constant in his life. Fury recruited Clint, brought him in on a leap of faith, trained him, handed him over to his one good eye, and watched out for him whenever he could. Clint learned Fury's middle name, what loyalty means, and how to make himself into a man he could be proud of. This is the story of Nick Fury and Clint Barton's friendship over the course of seven plus years, from recruitment through the Battle of Manhattan. Clint even asks him to be his wing man one important night a ways after the battle, and Fury agrees, helping Clint become happier than he ever thought he deserved.
B9) Title: Not Heroes, But Soldiers.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst.
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Movie Universe, Marvel Agents Of Shield.
Characters/Pairings:preClint Barton/Phil Coulson
Warnings:Loss of a family member, Extensive mentions of 9/11, allusions to familial history alcohol abuse, kidnapping, captivity, a brief scene of torture focused chiefly on psychological intimidation.
Summary: Laura Maro & Katy Morris come to SHIELD from two very different walks of life. Laura, fresh from the UK, misses her mother terribly and is used to having to scrap to get by. Katy, from a wealthy if fractured family in New York, is still reeling almost two years after her sisters death on 9-11-01. This fic focuses on their first days in SHIELD training, and the building of a relationship between partners with no reason to trust one another during and after their unexpected detainment by forces unknown.
This fic is set in primarily in NYC, as well as in Wales, Boston Mass, Russia, and several undescribed locations briefly mentioned that are throughout Continental North America and Eastern Europe. Thematically this story includes extensive hints of subliminated grief, allusions to familial history of alcohol abuse, kidnapping, captivity,and a brief scene of torture focused chiefly on psychological intimidation.
Characters/Pairings: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton, Phil Coulson
Summary: When Clint was sent to take out the Black Widow, he accidentally… didn't. Instead he takes her to the one person who will know what to do. Phil Coulson. Coulson manages to convince everyone that Natasha working for them is the best possible outcome. The only snag is that Fury puts Clint in charge of her.
Missions never seem to go as planned. There’s a kidnapping, a hospital fire, late night discussions and more injuries than any one person can handle. It all brings them closer to each other, until everything goes to hell.
This story takes Clint and Natasha from central America to missions in Budapest and Russia all the way back to New York. It starts a few years pre-movies and also touches on some parts of the movies and the Avengers prequel comic ‘Fury’s Big Week’.
B11) Title: How to Rule the World
Characters/Pairings: Characters/Pairing: Howard Stark/Steve Rogers, Howard Stark/Maria Stark, Howard Stark/Obadiah Stane, Peggy Carter
Warnings: Rape, slavery, BDSM themes, object insertion, forced drug addiction, forced prostitution, suicide attempts, PTSD, infidelity.
Summary: When Howard lost his company to Obadiah Stane, he also lost his freedom. For over seven years, Obi made his life a living hell. Now that Obi is dead, Howard does his best to fight his way back to some semblance of normalcy. Luckily he has Steve to help him.
The pairings are all non-romantic in nature. As far as visuals, most of the story takes place in Steve's home or via flashbacks in various other interior spaces.
B12) Title: A Party to Die For
Fandom/Universe: Avengers/Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark, Betty Ross/Bruce Banner, Thor Odinson/Jane Foster, Steve Rogers/Peggy Carter, Darcy Lewis/Bucky Barnes, James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton, Loki Odinson, Nick Fury
Warnings: Warnings for slight gore and offscreen character death.
Summary: Pepper Potts puts together an eclectic group of guests for a weekend party at Tony Stark's isolated mansion. But when Dr. Erik Selvig, the guest of honor, turns up murdered, things take a grim turn. They get even grimmer when it's revealed that one of the guests is the murderer. With the police stuck in town due to the weather, Pepper and her guests must investigate themselves. What will they find? All human. Murder mystery AU.
B13) Title: The Avengers: Close Call
Genre: Fiction, Action/Adventure
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Movies Universe (Avengers)
Characters/Pairings:Clint/Natasha, Steve/Jillian(OC), Phil/Lana(OC)
Summary: The battle with the Chatari is over. The Avengers team gets sometime to relax. They all go their separate ways. What happen when one of the Avengers gets the feeling they are being watched? Will the Avengers get some time off or will they be thrown into chaos?
Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance, Slash
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus some elements from 616
Characters/Pairings: Bruce Banner/Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, James Rhodes, Obadiah Stane, Jennifer Walters, Phil Coulson
Warnings: Violence and torture of the sort from Iron Man
Summary: Bruce Banner has managed to fly under the radar for this long, mostly by hiding in plain sight and trading his medical services for silence. Tony Stark has never lain low in his life. Their worlds collide in a cave in Afghanistan, and in the months to come they have to deal with secret government agencies, murderous business partners, well-meaning friends, and long-lost relatives. The question is whether they'll deal with it together.
B15) Title: Hitch A Ride On The Back Of A Butterfly
Fandom/Universe: Avengers (2012)
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson (background Tony Stark/Pepper Potts and Billy Kaplan/Teddy Altman)
Summary: When Loki attacks SHIELD and brainwashes Clint Barton, Phil Coulson’s first priority is to get their daughter to safety. After that, there are just the small matters of leading the ground defence against the Chitauri, organising a group of brand new SHIELD recruits into a workable army, and learning to work with Tony Stark. (Female!Phil AU.)
B16) Title: The God Machine
Fandom/Universe:MCU mashed up with a bit of 616
Characters/Pairings:Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Logan/Wolverine, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov (minor), Pepper Potts (minor), Rhodey (minor), Peter Parker (minor), Storm (minor), Reed Richards (Minor) – Steve/Tony, Steve/Logan
Warnings: disturbing images, graphic depictions of violence, sexual situation, language, temporary character death(s)
Summary: In a world conquered by the mysterious aliens called the Ornari, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark set in motion a plan to save humanity and the Earth.
When the Ornari ravaged the Earth with their god machine, they had one purpose; to find the perfect Seed to fuel their machine. The perfect Seed is a specimen of perfect physical being and they've identified that one person - Steve Rogers. Tony Stark and the last of the human survivors plan on using this to their advantage. With Steve as bait, Tony plans on delivering a sucker punch right to the aliens where it counts the most - the god machine. They only have to find a way to deliver the blow to the aliens. Tony knows how - using adamantium straight into the heart of the god machine itself. It only means they have to find the Wolverine before the Ornari find Steve. There's only one person Logan will listen to and that's Steve. Sending Steve to find Logan is a suicidal mission, Tony knows. Tony also knows that bringing Logan into the plan will be dangerous, not only because of the odds and what is at stake, but also because Logan once had a love affair with Tony's current husband, Steve Rogers. Dystopia, a love triangle, and a plan where everyone dies in order to set the world right again, that sounds about right, it sounds about what Tony Stark would do.
B17) Title: A Seed in Barren Lands
Genre: drama, romance, family
Characters/Pairings: Loki/Sif with Odin
Warnings: discussion/mention of past child abuse and suicide
Summary: When Sif comes to see Loki in his cage, she expects bitterness and anger. But she doesn't expect to unearth old feelings or rekindle something lost long ago. But when Odin joins them, Loki's rage forces the revelation of terrible secrets to bring them all to a new understanding.
This story features explicit sex and Loki in his Jotunn form. There are mentions of suicidal thoughts and past child abuse.
B18) Title: Without A Net Upon The Wire
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, romance
Fandom/Universe: Avengers (2012), Fraction’s Hawkeye.
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Warnings: Age gap/underage relationship (Clint is 17 and Phil is 28).
Summary: Since he was abandoned by his brother and then the circus, Clint Barton has resigned himself to making his own way in the world. So when he ends up living on the streets of New York in the middle of winter, he’s not expecting to be taken in by injured army veteran, Phil Coulson, or accidentally involved in his escalating war against the Russian mafia.
B19) Title: Two Roads Diverged In A Yellow Wood (And Sorry I Could Not Travel Both) (tentative)
Genre: (Family) Drama, Friendship, Angst
Fandom/Universe: Marvel (Movies) with reference to almost all Phase I movies, and all the Iron Man ones.
Characters/Pairings: Maria Hill, Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, SHIELD Employees, Maria's Family (OFC/OMC), the Avengers, Ensemble from the Marvel Universe. Mentions of the most far reaching characters, like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four etc. Nothing major about them, but they are mentioned. Background Clint/Coulson and Steve/Tony, but when I say background, I really mean, background. It's mostly Gen.
Warnings: Nothing too serious, but candid discussions of sexual assault. Unlikely to be triggering, but situations in which the main character feels threatened. Family drama would trigger me, so I'm warning for that, ie. excommunication from family, etc.
Summary: This is a story about how SHEILD is like the sea; it giveth and it taketh away, and about how sometimes Tony Stark sees far too much for comfort. Tony Stark has a theory, that everyone in SHIELD and other military organisations has a "Sad Tragic Past". For the most part, it's true, but Maria Hill thinks that her past is pretty decent, actually, compared to the rest of theirs. She had a great career, and life-long friends at SHIELD, and her family life was about as normal as she could have expected it to be. But as the story progresses, both Maria and the Reader both realize that actually, it's not. Maria has little to no support for her choice of career and lifestyle, from her family. She suffers from the "Middle Child Syndrome", and her sister's girlfriend's parents hate her. As if that isn't enough, she can't tell them what she really does, and she honestly doesn't want to answer questions about grandkids. At the moment, she has better things to do. She lives on the other side of the country from them, so she can be with SHIELD, but that just leads to lots and lots of guilt-tripping from her mother. Her father hasn't even spoken to her in years, and she's just about given up. But then Christmas comes around, and she has to go home, alien invasions be damned.
And when she's home, there's a golden opportunity. When she'd quipped about faking her death, she'd only been joking. But that's what Nick Fury had done. There's an alien attack (because she jinxed it, obviously) and there's a chance for her to quickly and smoothly step out of it. She's been complaining to Phil about her family drama for years now, but when he hands her the opportunity on a golden platter, she can't decide whether she can bring herself to deprive her parents of their older daughter. It's not like she spent much time with them anyway, but surely the knowledge that she died on a trip they forced her to take would hurt them. For all their nonsense, they do love her. She's running out of time to make her decision, but it's not an easy one to make.
This fic follows Maria Hill, whom I believe is sorely neglected in fandom. I think she's incredibly talented for having reached where she has, in a military organisation, and it can't have been easy. So I've delved into her backstory and her past, about her origins. Where does Maria Hill come from? What makes her who she is? What are her guiding influences? I write from Maria's POV, but this fic is not very descriptive. This will probably give an artist a lot of leeway for the details of a scene. For example, I've written briefly about Maria and her family watching the New Years' fireworks, when Johnny Storm streaks across the sky. Most of what I write is about the character's actions and reactions, so the artist will have complete freedom to draw that scene (for example) as he/she wishes. There is also a description of how Maria is very settled in New York, and she has her friends and her life, and there's a mention of a regular girls night out with Pepper and Natasha and occasionally Clint in a dress + ensemble. Again, a large degree of freedom for the artist.
Genre: Drama, angst
Fandom: Avengers & Iron Man (MCU)
Characters: Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Happy Hogan, J.A.R.V.I.S., Harley Keener, Pepper Potts, James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Thor, Tony Stark.
Warnings: Some canonical violence, language, PTSD, selective amnesia. Spoilers for Iron Man 3.
Summary: In order to overcome his anxiety issues and worsening nightmares, Tony repurposes Extremis and proceeds to eliminate fears and memories he can do without. However, treading a line between ‘enough’ and ‘too much’ is difficult, and Tony begins losing touch with the things that are essential to his life - as well as the people in it.
B21) Title: Through A Crystal Crack'd
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers
Summary: A familiar voice cries for help through the static of an old radio and Steve, disillusioned and unsure of his role as Captain America, must risk everything to save them. When he discovers that it is Loki, trapped in a strange and dangerous crystal world, who needs his help, Steve finds himself at odds with the Avengers and with Asgard.
B22) Title: A Painted White Unknown
Genre: romance, character piece
Characters/Pairings: Maria/Natasha, Maria/Natasha/Steve
Warnings: I really don't think there are any.
Summary: This story is actually sort of a story and it's sequel that I've split into part one and part two. Natasha has always assumed that the reason she and Clint never got together was because he was too good for her. After he tells her this had nothing to do with it, she finds herself falling into a relationship with the new handler at HQ, despite her misgivings.
Against the odds, the two women make it work, changing both of them, to some extent, in the process. When the events of the movie happen and the dust settles, Natasha finds herself viewing her teammates, particularly Steve Rogers, in ways she wouldn't have before Maria.
B23) Title: into a white and soundless place
Genre: Alternate Universe (Canon Divergence)
Fandom/Universe: Thor/The Avengers, MCU
Warnings: Underage, Violence, Stockholm Syndrome, Incest
Summary: Thor remembers little from the early days of his life. Only the vaguest flickers of memory from before he came to Jotunheim, and from after, only bits and pieces, some puzzles that do not make a whole.
An intense loneliness, perhaps. A profound sense of loss, but of what he knows not. Mostly, he remembers being surrounded by giants, a small pink-fleshed boy in a sea of frost and ice. And the King, the smallest of Jotuns, holding out his hand and telling him, "You are my brother, Thor."
Eventually he left behind all but the vaguest of memories: Once he was a son of Asgard. Once he had a brother.
Now he has another one, and he is the King of Jotunheim, and his name is Loki.
B24) Title: Of Virtues Most Intimate
Fandom/Universe: Avengers MCU
Characters/Pairings: Bruce Banner/James "Rhodey" Rhodes (background Tony/Pepper)
Warnings: none (there is some explicit sex, but it's all clearly consensual)
Summary: Bruce has very good reasons to distrust the military, and Rhodey has very good reasons to distrust the Hulk, so neither of them is thrilled when circumstances throw them together. But it doesn't take long for their mutual suspicion to turn to mutual respect, and from there they begin to discover something together that neither of them has had in a very long time.
As far as visuals, there's a helicopter rescue, playing autoshop with Tony's Bugatti, Pepper in armor of her own, and flirting, dancing, and certain other activities involving formalwear and the removal thereof.
Genre: Angst/Drama, Alternate Universe, Post Movie
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Loki (pre-slash)
Warnings: Semi-graphic mentions of Loki's mouth being sewn shut. This is the first story in a 2-3 story arc.
Summary: It's been almost a year since Loki's failed attempt to take over the planet and Steve finds himself wondering what happened to Loki after he and Thor disappeared in the tesseract's light. It's a cool, crisp October day that Steve finally gets his answer.
He swears again, the knot slipping away from him, slick as it is with Loki's blood. “Your father is a bastard,” Steve hisses, his eyes squinted at where he is concentrating on the knot once more.
Loki barks out a surprised and pained laugh, his fingers tightening on the table's edge. “He is not my father,” he grinds out, his lips barely moving, his eyes alight with a deep seated anger that Steve can understand. He doesn't think he'd been too keen on a parent who could do this to their child, blood relation or not, either.
B26) Title: Don’t Give Up Until He’s Home Again
Fandom/Universe: Avengers MCU post movie
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Clint – although the two are clearly in a relationship, the story has no sexual content – other characters are main MCU Avengers – there are references to Maria Hill (she would be consistent with the character seen in the deleted alternative opening to the movie, as in not on Fury’s side so to speak)
Warnings: Steve and Bruce are held captive by Hydra and they, and other OCs who appear briefly, are subjected to experiments to attempt to recreate the super soldier/Hulk effects. There are some scenes which touch on their captivity, the fight they both put up, the suffering they experience (including hallucinations, physical injury, and in Steve’s case food depravation). There are some scenes in which they hallucinate team members in a rejection-type scenario. Overall, the story concentrates more on Clint and the other Avengers efforts to retrieve the missing team members than on their experiences with Hydra.
Summary: When Steve goes out for a jog and Bruce goes out for tea and neither return, the rest of the Avengers and Jarvis have to figure out what happened. Clint is willing to go to any lengths to get Steve back and when they follow their leads, he is devastated to only find Bruce, held captive by Hydra and being experimented on. There are weeks of false trails later before they finally locate a second Hydra base, even bigger than the first and this is where they eventually find Steve.
The setting - the story is largely based in New York City, in and around the Tower, with a couple of scenes early on in Central Park and also in ‘wilderness and underground Hydra bases’.
Rating - PG-13 (possibly a little higher due to scenes of captivity)
B27) Title: The Dirt Still Stains
Genre: Romance, Angst
Summary: Discovering that his best friend is alive is only the beginning of an arduous road. Steve and Bucky have to deal with Bucky's past before they can work toward a future together.
Aliens, mutants, Avengers and showers all provide the backdrop for their changing relationship.
B28) Title: Footprints in Mysterious Fire
Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance
Fandom/Universe: Mostly Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a little stuff mined from the comics for backstory
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanoff, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanoff, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanoff. Nick Fury, Clint Barton, and Phil Coulson do all show up briefly, but the rest of the Avengers do not appear on screen.
Warnings: One character, an OC, is injured to the point of needing amputation, but it is not on screen nor is it graphically described. Another character (Clint) suffers burns, described somewhat. Otherwise, canon-typical violence. Some mild D/s, graphic sex.
Summary: Someone is following Steve Rogers around and shooting at him and the people near him. Natasha Romanoff is following right behind him to see who it is. When it turns out to be the Winter Soldier, the question then becomes: who is the Winter Soldier, and why does he look so familiar to both Steve and Natasha?
The story is largely set in New York, mostly Central Park and SHIELD HQ, although they do run through Boston and a few other random locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn briefly.
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Loki preslash
Summary: Steve goes on holiday to Europe, where he meets Loki, who gives lectures on Norse mythology. An autumn rhapsody; a story clad in a haze of old poems, legends and half-remembered dreams.
Note to artists: this story takes place in Prague, and the following locations play some role in it: the Prague Castle, Little Quarter, the Furstenberg Garden, the Vltava River and its bridges, the Faculty of Arts of Charles University.
B30) Title: if you wanna fill your bottle up with lightning
Fandom/Universe: MCU/616 Fusion
Characters/Pairings: Clint/Darcy, Clint/Cherry (mentioned, plot point), Clint Barton, Darcy Lewis, Kate Bishop, Jane Foster, Natasha Romanov
Summary: When Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis miss several check-ins, Clint decides it’s an excellent idea to go off in search for them. Kate tags along because Clint never has excellent ideas. As they drive across the US, Clint reflects on his relationship with Darcy and how he screwed it up. Trouble, of course, finds Clint wherever he goes: be it tracksuits, Kate Bishop’s sex life, or facing up to his mistakes. Darcy also has to live with the results of Clint’s mistakes and has to make a difficult decision.
This story fuses MCU and Hawkeye and Young Avengers, and pretends that they have a coherent timeline together. Adultery is the canon Clint/Cherry, and follows the comic indiscretion in one scene. It features classic cars, Hawkeyes on road trips, and hanging out of windows during car chases.
B31) Title: Higher-Order Consequences [working title]
Genre: Drama (Angst)
Fandom/Universe: Avengers (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Characters/Pairings: Loki, Phil Coulson, Thor, Odin, child Loki, child Thor, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Warnings: Canon-typical violence; non-graphic references to past torture; brief reference to zombies
Summary: Loki is still reeling from his defeat by the Avengers, and Agent Coulson's condemnations replaying endlessly in his mind don't help. When Loki escapes from Asgard's dungeon, he has one goal: stealing the mirror that shows all realities, all universes, from Odin's treasury, and then using it to find a reality where he WINS. As Loki moves from universe to universe, he learns more about his nature, the choices he made to become the person he is, and the choices that were made for him. He has the freedom to make any choice in all the universes, so why does he keep ending up back where he started?
This story takes place in Loki's private pocket dimension, Home, from which he views a number of alternate realities. As Loki strives to eliminate the Avengers' roles in his defeat, the Avengers in the alternate realities die young or fail or are materially different from the ones we know. When Loki realizes his solitary quest is not improving his situation-- or his sanity -- he kidnaps Agent Coulson, recently deceased, to keep him company. After all, who will miss a dead man?
The story includes canon-typical violence, but does not exceed a Teen rating. Loki dies "on screen" twice, Agent Coulson dies once (as in Avengers), Steve Rogers dies in his sleep, Romanov dies "off screen" in a fire, and other deaths (often Loki's) are mentioned in passing. There is brief mention of past torture (including breaking fingers) and Loki seems to have PTSD.
B32) Title: Raise Your Weapon
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton, Bobbi Morse, Natasha Romanoff, Sharon Carter, Sam Wilson, Daisy Johnson, Phil Coulson, Nick Fury, Maria Hill; Clint/Bobbi, Bruce/Natasha, Fury/Coulson.
Warnings: Mentions of rape (including a few brief flashbacks), torture, mind control, mentions of child abuse and neglect.
Summary: The Avengers Initiative isn’t S.H.I.E.L.D.’s first specialised team. Strike Team Delta deals with the most dangerous people S.H.I.E.L.D. encounters and is tasked with the most dangerous operations.
Exploding labs, freefalling from planes, criminals, and the occasional genius who added the word ‘evil’ to the title were expected. The collapsing buildings? Not so much.
B33) Title: (untitled)
Genre: Fluffy angst/Angsty Fluff, friendship, gen
Fandom/Universe: Avengers (almost completely movieverse with a hair of comicsverse just for character background (mostly Hawkeye)
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers and Clint Barton
Warnings: mentions of non-major character deaths (Steve grieves for Peggy, Bucky, Howard, etc, and they discuss Coulson’s death and return, as well as deaths on the helicarrier), discussion of Clint’s mind-control, discussion of thoughts that might be considered suicidal
Summary: Despite all these warnings, the fic was really meant to be more fluffy friendship fic than angst. But it’s Steve taking some time off from soldiering/Avengering to get his head on straight, and Clint being assigned to keep an eye on him, because apparently SHIELD believes in the blind leading the blind. Steve's adjustment to the 21st century and Clint's issues with betraying SHIELD, however unwillingly, are addressed, and Clint and Steve both have some pretty serious discussions in between their attempts to distract themselves from those issues.
Most of this fic occurs in Steve’s apartment. There is much eating of pizza and some discussions of beekeeping, Steve’s artwork, and Ancient Aliens while the boys deal with their issues by not dealing with them.
B34) Title: how the light gets in
Warnings: Blindness, character dealing with a sudden disability, discussion of power dynamics and what a character considers dubcon or exploitation.
Summary: It isn't an immediate thing, Steve's blindness, it only sets in when the mission is done and they believe the danger is past. But this is something that the serum can't heal and Steve is sidelined while the rest of the team work to fix him and to find Madame Hydra, the woman who has done this to him. But a super soldier without his sight is definitely not super and hardly a soldier at all. Steve's faith is pushed to the limit as the search drags out and he faces the very real possibility of being permanently blind and what that means for his position as an Avengers. Strangely, of all of them, Natasha is the one who best accommodates what Steve now can and can't do, and even works to help him add what he can manage to the 'can' column.
This story is told entirely from the perspective of a blind Steve, with only one scene where he can actually see. The language deals almost wholly with audio and tactile information. Visually, the story mainly occurs in Steve's quarters, medical labs, briefing rooms and, notably, the gym for some sexy sparring scenes.
B35) Title: Proof of Life
Genre: Gen, Friendship
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton, the Avengers, Phil Coulson
Summary: Clint Barton has been alone most of his life.If anyone had ever asked him if he was lonely he would have said no. It's no big deal, he used to taking care of himself. He doesn't have a lot friends or this big life full of.... whatever. He just figured not everyone gets that.
This is Hawkeye's journey from a person who has had only himself to rely on to a member of a team. A REAL team.
B36) Title: Our Way
Genre: romance, comedy, general
Fandom/Universe: MCU mostly
Characters/Pairings: Bruce/Tony (main), Clint, Natasha, Loki, Thor, Steve
Warnings: references to not so happy pasts, references to a not so happy punishment, some angst, some threats to violence, but nothing too heavy
Summary: Bruce decided to go to the Tower to start a relationship with Tony. However, it's not as easy as he thinks when his old fears return. Tony wants Bruce to stay, but he doesn't want to push him. It doesn't help that they have to watch a god of mischief that's on house arrest either. Can Tony and Bruce put their fears aside and get together? Or will the God of Mischief prove to be the biggest help of all.
B37) Title: Strength and Weakness
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe, through The Avengers
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Darcy Lewis, Darcy Lewis/Peter Parker, Steve Rogers/OFC
Warnings: One character is drugged in one scene to get information.
Summary: Three months after the Battle of New York, Steve Rogers is assigned a liaison from the Agent Integration Department. He expects that Agent Emily Willett will teach him the basics about living in the 21st century, and make Captain America useful for SHIELD. What he doesn’t expect is for her to take a personal interest in making him able to live as a human being in the 21st century. She offers technical advice, minor fashion advice, even dating advice when he starts a relationship with Darcy Lewis, Jane’s old lab assistant and Pepper’s new PA. Mostly though, she’s able to give him context about the world around him, something that SHIELD doesn’t think necessary, but she knows is worth it. After all, time is a distance and his culture shock is all too real.
For all her confidence and knowledge, however, she was never expecting to fall in love with Steve Rogers. In fact, it had happened before she really realized it, and now she has a problem. She’s not allowed to love him. In fact, she could lose her job for it. But to really get Captain America, she needs to be honest, true and most of all, real. So she throws herself on the mercy of SHIELD, and the mercy of Steve.
This story takes place mostly in New York, with side trips to a mansion in Long Island and one bunker in Canada. Emily is around 5’5” with a honey-colored, shoulder-length bob, green eyes, and a strong physique. There are two action sequences, one with the battle off-screen and one onscreen, and in each case a character ends up in hospital. Several fluffy scenes as well, epilogue is smut.
B38) Title: dirty hands ain't made for shaking
Genre: drama/crime (i could say angst but it's more like self-deprecating sarcasm)
Fandom/Universe: Marvel 616, borrows some from Avengers: EMH
Characters/Pairings: Jessica Drew, Abigail Brand, Carol Danvers
Warnings: violence, 'enhanced interrogation techniques'
Summary: She's not in a good place at the moment. But honestly, neither is the planet as a whole. Following the Skrull Invasion, Jessica Drew, always a woman of contradictions, does two things.
When faced with the uncertainty of what being Spider-Woman really means, she runs. When faced with the reality of maybe being the 'most screwed-over person in the history of the universe', she pretty much just hits things.
She can't be a hero, and she can't be an Avenger. Not right now. But she can take Abigail Brand's offer of a more permanent position at S.W.O.R.D. She can take her revenge.
One lousy alien at a time.
B39) Title: Come Near
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers / MCU (with the occasional bit borrowed from the 616 comics-verse)
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff, background Pepper and Natasha friendship
Summary: Hawkeye and Black Widow are partners. They have each others back no matter what, even when there are aliens falling from the sky. That doesn't change once the fighting stops, but this time, they find that they can't just carry on they way they always have.
Set during the clean-up efforts in New York, and then on the road through the Midwest, Clint and Natasha work their way through the physical and emotional issues left after the Battle of Manhattan and find what's between them is stronger and deeper than they've ever acknowledged before.
B40) Title: (Untitled as of yet; I’ve been calling it “Howard” on the doc file)
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Howard Stark & Tony Stark (as son & father), Tony/Steve, the Avengers
Warnings: Verbal child abuse (on screen), discussions/mentions of physical child abuse (Howard) and child neglect (Tony), a very brief mention of period-specific homophobia, accidental forced coming out, and Avengers mission-related violence. Spoilers for the identity of the Winter Soldier, if you’re unfamiliar with this character.
Summary: Growing up, Tony Stark never had an easy relationship with his father, but when Howard Stark circa 1983 time travels to the future in a freak accident, things get even more complicated, especially since Tony is dating his dad’s idol, Captain America, and Howard doesn’t know. As they work toward a solution that will restore Howard to his own timeline, will Tony get a second chance at a father-son relationship with his dad, or is he in for more of the same harsh treatment from Howard? Time travel, Avengers missions, and a secret project of Howard’s: things at Stark Tower are going to get a little crazy.
B41) Title: displacement
Genre: Character Study / Drama / Bodyswap AU.
Fandom/Universe: MCU Avengers, post-movie canon divergent before IM3.
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Bruce Banner, Tony Stark.
Warnings: Some violence.
Summary: It starts simple: Steve begins to break through the awkwardness that has characterized his relationship with Bruce since the day they met. Then AIM strikes, and the next thing he knows, he's swapped bodies with Bruce and trying to keep a lid on his temper.
There are no standard warnings in this fic, but there is a little violence, Steve has a nightmare with some bodyhorror in it, and there are mentions of Bruce's suicide attempt (nothing more explicit than what the movie brought up, however). Visually, the story mostly takes place at the Tower, but there are a few scenes that take place outdoors.
Genre: Not sure
Fandom/Universe: MCU/some Marvel comic 'verses/Norse mythology
Characters/Pairings: Thor, Odin, several background characters. Some slight background pairings - they are not central to the story
Warnings: Graphic scenes of violence, temporary character death.
Summary: Loki’s scepter does more than end Agent Coulson’s life; it seems to be erasing his very existence, along with everything he's ever done. Thor’s return to Midgard after Loki’s capture does not go as expected. (Basically, the world is a worse place without Coulson in it.)
B43) Title: Something Next to Normal
Genre: Medical drama, General Science Bros Shenanigans
Fandom/Universe: MCU, set immediately post-Iron Man 3
Characters/Pairings: Bruce Banner, Pepper Potts, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff (Pepper/Tony, hints of Bruce/Pepper/Tony)
Warnings: movie canon-level violence and hurt/comfort
Summary: When Bruce Banner saw the headlines that Tony Stark was dead, he got on the first plane back to LA. Luckily, by then, Tony was no longer dead, but he did need the help of a doctor to make good on his promise to fix Pepper and he figured Bruce would be perfect for the job. What he didn't count on was an accidental exposure to Bruce's blood combining with the Extremis in Pepper's system to create something new.
Or, the story of how Bruce Banner learned to stop worrying, how Pepper Potts learned to love being an Avenger, and Tony Stark ended up living with two Hulks.
Note for artists: In terms of visuals, this mostly takes place in and around Stark Tower, but also features a return trip to Kolkata and Pepper's transformation into a MCU-version of She-Hulk. In terms of warnings, there's very little on-screen violence and everything referred to is either movie canon or on the approximate level of movie canon. There's no sex.
B44) Title: I'll Be
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe (ignores events of Iron Man 3)
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Darcy Lewis, background Jane Foster/Thor, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Darcy Lewis & Natasha Romanov, Phil Coulson, past Darcy Lewis/OMC
Warnings: past abusive relationship (Darcy), physical violence, past sexual/domestic violence, explicit (consensual) sexual conduct, references to past nonconsensual sex
Summary: This story gives Clint's point of view of my existing Darcy-centric series, "Road to Joy" (found here: http://archiveofourown.org/series/31355. It's probably not completely necessary to read the first three parts to understand this one, but it will help!). Unknown to most people, Darcy left college and joined Jane in New Mexico to escape an abusive relationship. As she works through her past, she also meets and falls in love with Clint. He, Natasha Romanov and Phil Coulson are the only people at SHIELD who know why Darcy needed to escape, and are most involved in her efforts to heal and move on with her life.
"I'll Be" tells Clint's version of events, including how he and Darcy meet, how they become friends, how he finds out about her past, and how they become lovers, including descriptions of them having Darcy's first sexual encounter since leaving her abusive relationship. It also gives Clint's perspective on the gala where her ex shows up and hits her, driving a wedge between Clint and Darcy as they process the re-emergence of her past. (Don't worry, there's a happy ending.) Clint's family background and thoughts on Darcy, her past, and relationships in general are discussed quite thoroughly.
B45) Title: Untitled
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Phil Coulson/Anna Montrose (OFC), Loki, Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton
Warnings: Mild psychological abuse.
Summary: Eight months after being injured, Coulson has resumed his life. He's working again and he has a girlfriend, another SHIELD agent by the name of Anna Montrose. Everything is going well until Loki reappears in his life and has a plan that none of them expects.
Loki kidnaps Agent Montrose and holds her captive, leaving SHIELD (well, all right, leaving Coulson) to call in Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton, the only agents he trusts to find the woman that is both friend and co-worker to him. They track Loki down and find him, but he manages to get away. They also, however, find Agent Montrose in the room she's been being held in, starting to slide into a state of shock. Nothing -- not her rescue, not her reunion with Coulson, and not her debriefing -- has a happy ending.
No real warnings, except for some mild psychological abuse -- Loki's not afraid to try tearing Anna down in an attempt to get what he wants from her, but that's about it. The face I use for Anna is Emily Blunt.
Genre: Humor, romance, porn
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark/Pepper Potts, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff, Thor, Bruce Banner, Nick Fury
Warnings: Threesome, hints of PTSD, references to major character death
Summary: After the Battle of New York, Steve exiles himself to Brooklyn, happy to be separated from the Avengers and the ghosts of the recent past. But with Clint crawling through his window every night and Tony's face on the news haunting him, he's never quite alone with his thoughts. When Tony and Pepper return to New York after the disaster in Malibu, everything Steve thought was true begins to change drastically. Also, Fury lies. (Post-IM3, written in Steve's POV.)
B47) Title:My Lost City
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Tony (Steve/Bucky past, Pepper/Tony present)
Warnings: Mentions of anxiety attacks and PTSD
Summary: Both Steve and Tony return to Manhattan after their separate missions. While Steve searches for shadows of the New York he knew, Tony tries to overcome his anxiety and re-claim the place that was once his home. As they both attempt to remember how to love their city, they might also learn how to love each other.
Contains: Captain America 2 Speculation but of the AUish variety (re: slash). Rating will be mature for language, non-graphic violence, and sex. Wide variety of NYC locales and NY themed topics. Very Steve and Tony-centric with a slow build toward romance (lots of friendly flirting, bickering, and flickering of UST). Limited appearances by Natasha, Bucky, Pepper, Clint, Bruce, Thor, Sam Wilson, mentions of Sharon Carter. Working soundtrack is available if artist is interested.
B48) Title: Iron Queen: One Girl Revolution (Battle Mix)
Genre: uh. Angry Feminist Narrative? (Mostly canon/fused canon.)
Fandom/Universe: Iron Man/Avengers (main) MCU/comics fusion
Characters/Pairings: cislady!Tony Stark/Steve Rogers, mostly one-sided cislady!Tony Stark/Pepper Potts, Pepper Potts/Happy Hogan, James Rhodes/OMC, hints at Clint/Phil, various mentioned canon marvel pairings.
Warnings: panic attacks/detailed scenes involving PTSD flashbacks, suicidal thoughts, mentions of spousal abuse and violence, alcoholism/withdrawal narrative, misogyny, internalised misogyny, gendered slurs, some heteronormative language and ideals, sexism, societal culture, basically what you’d expect if Tony Stark was a women but still the same exact person.
Summary: A character analysis of the world of Earth-3490, with the argument that the Marvel Civil War would still happen even if Toni (because I found ‘Natasha’ to be dumb and confusing; sorry I’m not sorry) and Steve were romantically involved, starting at the origin of Toni Stark as a character and going through MCU Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Avengers, and comicsverse Iron Man: Extremis, Marvel Civil War, and (briefly) Dark Reign. In a world where Tony is Antonia, she’s an angry queer woman in a straight man’s world. Her best friend is gay, her assistant isn't interested, she'd been betrayed one too many times, and Captain America is both too perfect and too human. This is a story about a woman who tries very hard to be a hero, and makes a lot of mistakes along the way.
B49) Title: All in a Heroic Day's Work
Summary: Clint meets his biggest fan: Phil's Coulson's niece.
[Clint's POV as he inadvertently meets Coulson's estranged family, learns a few things about Coulson, and faces an uncomfortable truth about his role on the Avengers. It all ends happily. (Contains a slightly insecure Clint, guest appearances by most of the Avengers, mature content. Warnings include violence/destruction by explosion in the first scene/later scenes and some emotional trauma later on. It all ends happily.)]
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