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This page still under construction!!

I write Intense Drama and Deep Intimacy. Intimacy of the nonsexual kind, I mean; only about 10% of my fics involve sexuality or Ships of any kind (and they're in their own section).

(I also update sporadically and flit around among many projects, so it might take months for a given fic to update. If you're particularly bothered by that, best find a different author.)

As of May 4th, 2024, my MCU fics total some sixty-eight pieces, from Drabbles on up to 40k+. Of those, looks like exactly half (34) are WIP, which account for more than twice the word count of the completed fics.

Word Count Breakdown
  • One fic over 43k and growing
  • Two more over 20k (and growing)
  • Two complete fics around 13k
  • Four WIP around 8-10k each
  • Four more over 5k, of which half are WIP
  • Ten more over 2k, of which seven are WIP
  • Four around 1900 each, of which one is a WIP
  • Six more over 1600 each, of which five are WIP
  • Eight more over 1200 each, of which seven are WIP
  • Five more over 1000 each, of which one is a WIP
  • Eight more over 800 each, of which three are WIP
  • Four more over 600 each, of which one is a WIP
  • And ten more between 100 and 600 words

That's not counting the some random oddities that I wouldn't consider fics per se. Or the handful of MCU podfics I've recorded.

Some quick number crunching says that's nearly 183k of WIP and just under 71k for completed fics and one-shots.

So yeah. Since 2019 I've posted over 250,000 words in the Marvel fandom. This page covers the bulk of them.

Note for Screen Readers

I did my best to provide aria-labels and keep the document order relatively consistent. Unfortunately, I can't figure out a way to stick content into a grid and nest sections in a logical manner. So the header hierarchy gets split across adjacent sections: H2 and H3 might be in one section, and the next H3 in the next section.

I hope this isn't too confusing! It's meant to be a two-column layout for any devices wide enough to handle that.

I really am amazed at the level of complexity and the emotional wallop your writing packs. Let me know when you publish professionally, as I would be willing to pay for something this good in book form!
A note on fan comments

I've tried to condense/reword the comments I've gotten in a way that preserves the original meaning/feel. That might mean fixing a typo, altering the punctuation a bit, or rearranging elements of a larger comment (or set of comments by the same reader on the same fic).

Almost all comments are from my main site, AO3; a couple are from FFN, and one's from Twitter.

Also: I've got a bit of a reputation in the AO3 comments section. As encapsulated by the following fan comics: Doctor Zaniida and Types of Readers: (1) Angst Addicts, (2) Slash Addicts, and (3) Zaniida.

I have a liberal Blanket Policy—I'm never stingy with my ideas, and I love seeing others build off them! If anything here strikes your fancy, feel free to create something based on it. (Exceptions would include group projects, since I can't give blanket permission for work I'm not fully in charge of.)

Hover over (or press on) spoilers to see the contents.

P.S. I'm sleepy as I'm trying to hurry up and get this ready to post, and when I'm sleepy I get wordy, so this page might be significantly more wordy than it needs to be (at least until I can go back and tighten it up).

Princes of Asgard

Most of my MCU fics are centered on Loki. A lot of the action is whumpy; a lot of the angst is him trying to recover from the damage Asgard did to him.

This first section showcases the fics centered around Asgard, mostly about Loki and Thor. I portray Loki pretty sympathetically; as for Thor, well, depends on whether I'm portraying the ideal Thor (what the MCU should've been aiming for), the baseline Thor (how the MCU apparently intended us to see him) or the canonical MCU Thor (how the MCU did in fact present him to us).

I could post a giant rant here, but you can figure out a lot of my perspective through my writing (and author's notes, and replies in the comments sections). I tried to make a short version of my rants here, but as I appear to lack the self-control, I'll simply direct you at some resources that make a lot of claims better than I could:

Hennyvay, here's a lot of things I've written concerning the inhabitants of the Golden Realm:

Loki's Point of View

Loki and Asgard

Inspired by Chaos War

These first two were inspired by astolat's Chaos War, which was my introduction to the MCU (well… I'd seen a bunch of movies in bits and pieces and out of order while donating blood plasma, but Chaos War was the fic that convinced me to stop putting off watching the franchise). A rather strong start to my MCU fic-writing career, if the reactions are anything to go by!

There is no other way [13k]

When Thor brings Loki home in chains, Loki's convinced that Odin has a dark fate planned for him. He's right—but it's not that simple.

Content Warnings
Briefly gruesome; bittersweet ending.
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Acceptable Loss
Based On
astolat's Chaos War
Fan Comment
I'm not sure I forgive you for Chapter 4 but you are one hell of a writer and I will probably read damn near anything you write despite the fact you just ripped my heart out of my chest.

*On hiatus—at a natural stopping point, so it's on the shelf, but I've been persuaded to add two more chapters to show the aftermath.

I must hate them, I must kill them all [2k WIP]

Loki plots the ruin of Asgard—those infuriating dunderheads deserve it.

Content Warnings
Fantastic racism. Loki hates Asgard with a passion and with good reason—and his hate's the only thing that's gonna save them.
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Festering
Fan Comment
Loki’s rage, frustration and hurt here so well portrayed!

I expect to get back to this one around the same time that I try yet a third piece of work based on Chaos War, as it'll get me back in the right headspace to explore the topic. Until then, this piece is likelywise sitting on the shelf.

Jotunheim

I'm quite enamoured of the fics that show Jotunheim in a better light; the worldbuilding has been incredible (and shows a lot more thought than Marvel ever put into it, at least in the film). Plus, have you noticed that Loki's Jotun nature doesn't seem to come up in the franchise ever again? Pretty odd for a detail that so unhinged him that it drove him to patricide, suicide, and very nearly genocide.

My first Jotunheim fic, Icy Diplomacy, has a split POV between Odin and Loki, but since Odin's the stronger character there (making Loki the Deuteragonist), I've moved it off to a section for Odin's POV.

I have more Jotunheim fics in the works (with various readings of Jotunheim, Loki, and Odin), but I do want to close down some of my open fics before I start more of them, so it'll be ages before a new one opens up (I hope). So this section stays here in hopes of things to come.

Frigga

I'd like to do more with Frigga; she kinda gets the shaft in the series. But for now, here's a short, heart-rending piece set while Loki languishes in the dungeon:

How Frigga misses her little boy [500] (Split POV)

Frigga considers the ways her son has grown out of his boyish intimacy with her; Loki considers the ways he'll never have that same connection again.

Content Warnings
Mascara Alert! Canonical character death, and how it affects Loki, there in his cell.
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Five Intimacies Lost Over Time
Excerpt
You’re not, he says, and wipes away the illusion with a touch, knowing he’ll never touch her real hands again, and yet not understanding just how immediate that ‘never’ will be.
Fan Comment
You sure know how to twist them screws, girl.
You must believe that [800]

When Loki seeks answers from Frigga, he finds more than he expected.

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Hard Truths Need Not Stay
Fan Comments
Loki not fighting it because he doesn't want to hurt Frigga in the process... that sure is some angst
wow. Frigga's almost as much a bastard as Odin
Other Asgardians

Let's start with Odin -- though of course my major Loki w/ Odin piece is Icy Diplomacy, where the primary viewpoint character is Odin and Loki is the deuteragonist. This piece showcases a similarly positive father-figure, but is shorter and lighter.

The Basket [1100]

How is Odin a better father as a dog-person than he ever was in canon?

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The Kitten from the Basket
Fan Comments
I've been grinning non-stop since I first read "the Basket" and "Kittunheim".

This is far better written than a premise like this usually gets, and I loved every pun-laden sentence of it. Fantastic work.

But now I must guess which dogs and cats these are.

I'm not sure where to put this piece, given its kinda weird focus; it might move.

Dark Sif vs. Loki [1600 Hiatusfic]

Sif sells young Loki to slave traders, who start breaking him in as soon as they've handed over the gold.

Honestly, this is near the bottom of my priority list -- I was following some whump prompts set by a fan, and didn't exactly intend to start a new adventure, but that's how it shaped up. If I get around to continuing it, I'm not sure whether I'll focus on Loki's experiences being psychologically broken down, or Thor's desperate attempts to find out what happened to him, or a mix of the two.

ETA: Have decided to use this fic to just throw in random scenes of Sif being a bastard to Loki. Maybe the reverse someday, who knows. But they're disconnected scenes / scenarios now, and may or may not get follow-ups.

Content Warnings
Psychological torture and a bit of physical torture.
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Exotic Travails
Fan Comment
Ohhh I love it! Throw him in to a terrible situation and see what he does with it!
Poor Loki isn't even getting a chance to get his bearings here!

Loki and Midgard

Mostly Canonical

A fic contrasting Loki's treatment by Thor to Loki's treatment by Clint Barton:

The song of the scepter throbs in his head [4k WIP]

Loki considers the ways he's grown close to his thrall, and distant from Thor.

Content Warnings
Unreliable Narrator: That scepter's really messing with his head.
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Hawk vs. Hammer
Excerpt

“Everybody breaks,” the hawk adds, and Loki finds himself pinning the hawk to the wall, by the neck, shaking with sudden rage that seems almost not his own.

I’m not broken,” he hisses in the hawk’s ear, feeling the pulse beating beneath his fingertips.

“Not what I said,” the hawk gasps out, calm eyes betraying not the slightest fear.

Random Avengers Ficlets

Tony:

Ice and Clay 448
Thor's Friends
Thor begs Loki to help his friends [1k WIP]

When Covid strikes Thor's friends, he seeks Loki's help; Loki at first thinks it's pointless, but eventually gives in... and later becomes invested.

Content Warnings
I'm not yet sure what all they're gonna go through, but I figure each one responds to Covid with a different set of symptoms, some of which will be severe.
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They're Just Mortals, Thor
Fan Comment
Um, thor actually owning up and saying that loki has skills and is worthy? ALL THE YES.
Omg, I love this! You write the Brodinsons so well. :D
Alternate Universe Fics

This one's based on a fic by EndlessStairway, which is… deeply disturbing and NSFW. My fic avoids most of the details of what happened to Loki in that fic, but does play up the angst and some of the trauma.

Angsty Movie Night w/ Slave Loki [9k WIP]

When Loki has a nightmare, Tony treats him to a movie night. This gets under their skin.

Content Warnings
PTSD, bad families, layers of angst, and plenty of alcohol.
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Reclining Butterfly
Based on
Downward Facing Dog by EndlessStairway
Note
In DFD, Loki was enslaved by evil Tony Stark, so he's still very much in slave mindset. My fic is steeped in that trauma, but the details are mostly offscreen.
Fan Comment
I love Loki in "threat reduction mode", especially with someone who would never harm him but his mindset cannot grasp it. I loved how Loki ponders over every single thing that happens… his constant spiraling around what he should do, could feel and is allowed to express.

The fic I based mine on is disturbing enough that I'm not gonna link directly to it. But you should be able to find it easily enough, if you go looking. If you're a Whump lover, not turned away by serious human-rights abuses, and can make it through a massive fic to the end, it's quite a cathartic journey.

Loki vs. Villains

Thanos

That wrinkled grape is terrifyingly powerful, and apparently I can't get enough of shoving Loki into his clutches. Most such fics are just exploring the feelings of being caught like that, rather than showing how Loki escapes; if they're set pre-Avengers then we know how he escapes, and I'm just making clear that his time under Thanos was not "we made a deal" so much as "he tortured me until I broke."

Maybe it's because I grew up reading Marvel and already knew about Thanos's M.O., or maybe it's because Guardians of the Galaxy was the first MCU film I ever saw, but it was not hard to put two and two together: Thanos tortured Gamora and Nebula into doing his bidding; Loki came fresh from Thanos (and clearly in a bad way) and gets told by The Other that if he fails he "will long for something sweet as pain"; clearly Thanos tortured Loki, Q.E.D. I'm honestly confused how anyone could think that Loki's invading Earth of his own free will.

Let the pain recreate you [800]

When Thanos finally shows up to take a look at the Chitauri's latest prisoner, Loki has been broken down enough that it doesn't take much to shove him over the edge.

Content Warnings
Torture (more implied than shown, but Loki's in a bad way both physically and mentally)
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Pain Is Inevitable
Excerpt

They like him, because his body insists on healing itself. Most of their captives die too quickly, but with him they can have fun.

“Do you wish the pain to stop, child?” the man asks, sinking down to a crouch before Loki.

There’s no right answer. There’s never a right answer, because he has no control here, no way of getting them to stay their hand, not even for a moment.

Agony will break that stubborn streak [2k]

When Loki refuses to yield, Thanos demonstrates how easily he can be made to kneel.

Content Warnings
Explicit Torture: Burning metal bound to the back of his knees.
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Crawl
Fan Comment
So vivid and disturbing. And wholly believable.

Two other fics focus on Thanos and Loki: One from Tony's POV, where Thanos has captured half the Avengers, and another from Thor's POV, where Loki chooses his own personal hell rather than see Thor die.

The Grandmaster

Sakaar is kinda horrifying when you start digging into the details and the implications. I've got multiple fics in the works where Thor gets the blinders ripped off and realizes that Loki is not finding "everything he ever wanted" in the trash heap of the universe.

In the meantime, here's my first venture into Sakaar: Loki's first encounter with the Grandmaster exercising his full power. Which is… chilling, to say the least.

This may be the only completely sex-free Sakaar fic I'll ever write.

Everything changes… everything but me [2k WIP]

The Grandmaster's acting weirder than usual, and Loki's about to find out just how powerful the guy truly is.

Content Warnings
Gets pretty creepy. Memory tampering, non-consensual alteration, existential dread.
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Reforming
Fan Comment
Hoooly cow that is HORRIFYING and I love it. The scope, the weight of that existential horror just. WOW.
HYDRA

While HYDRA's interest in Loki is background to Cuckoos, it takes center stage in the effective sequel:

HYDRA breaks him down much as Thanos did before them [1500]

Loki's been handed over to SHIELD, which is to say, HYDRA -- and they're pulling him apart piece by piece until he serves their will.

Content Warnings
This fic is one long sequence detailing the different aspects of torture between Loki's time with Thanos and Loki's time with HYDRA. Pulls no punches; I think the title is pretty apt.
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Stripped Down to Nothing (again)
Fan Comment

Omg my heart! I can feel the hope draining away.

Amazing writing as always!!

Please let someone save him.
Hela

I'd actually like to write some more fics that center on Hela; GalaxyThreads made me aware of the potential for the character as far more than the MCU allowed her to be. But so far, this is all I've come up with, and Hela is mostly background -- the one who set up the scenario that Loki has to go through.

If you want them to live, suffer [500]

When Loki tries to protect the commoners from Hela, she offers to let them live -- at the cost of Loki getting whipped for each and every life.

Content Warnings
It's a full page of Loki getting whipped, and trying to bear up under the pain long enough that nobody dies. It's not pretty.
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Lashes
Fan Comment
I really like the idea of Loki sacrificing himself for his people.
ah i loved it!! that pain, and him still thinking at the end that it wasn't enough 😩😢

Thor's Point of View

Alchemical Journeys

Alchemical symbolism as a code for the stages of character growth has a long history in literature. Here are two of my attempts to put the symbolism to work: First, the four-stage journey, and then the full seven-stage journey.

Make the Right Choice

The four-stage Alchemical Journey goes Black, White, Yellow, Red, roughly symbolizing destruction, washing, reforming/testing, and the full transformation. The four chapters of this fic are based along those lines.

As with my interpretation of Thor, I find a distinction among Ideal Odin, Baseline Odin, and Canonical MCU Odin. But even Canonical Odin isn't anywhere near the incredible sadist that this piece presents him as.

Prove your loyalty and claim the throne… [10k WIP]

During Thor's coronation ceremony, Odin reveals Loki's true nature, and tells Thor to prove his loyalty to Asgard… by doing the unthinkable.

Content Warnings
Odin tells Thor to kill his helpless brother, publicly. Thor considers every possible alternative, and all the ways they could go horribly wrong.
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Before the Norns
Fan Comment
I hope Thor plunges that dagger into Odin's shriveled up black heart. The scale of betrayal and sadism is too large to comprehend.
Time for an Attitude Adjustment

Y'know how Loki invaded a planet and got sentenced to solitary confinement for life (and almost execution), while Thor started a war over being called a girl and got sentenced to a three-day vacation with a hot nerdy chick? I mean, if Loki hadn't dropped by to make Thor really sad (and later sent a monster robot to town), Thor might even have gotten sand in his shoes! Such a terrible punishment for all those lives he took.

I don't count "I can't pick up Mjolnir" as a significant down point for Thor because that was basically just "Oh, I just realized that my dad was serious about all this. Crap." Only more melodramatic. Thor basically has two settings, either Sunny or Temper Tantrum, and honestly his vacation doesn't seem to have triggered any character growth other than "Ah, now I must oppose my brother!"

Anyway, if you'd like to see Thor get the smug beaten out of him a bit more dramatically, well, I'm here to provide:

Distilled Thorwhump [3k WIP] (series)

Personal growth ain't a walk in the park.

In Thor, the titular character defies his father's edict, commits treason, slaughters dozens of Jotnar, and sparks a war over being called a girl. His punishment is a three-day vacation before it's all swept under the rug. The film gives lip service to character growth, but doesn't actually show significant change.

This piece gives Thor the chance for character growth in the literary tradition of the seven-step Alchemical Journey, starting with Calcination, the breaking down of Thor's ego.

Which is to say, the first step is to be as mean to him as possible, and man, do I accomplish that goal. Some 17 Whumptober prompts in a single four-page fic that covers roughly 24 hours of everything nature can throw at him.

Then it's a matter of washing him out, dismantling his pride and his pretenses, and letting him come to grips with what he truly is (and what he could be), then remaking him from the ground up. This journey should take place across seven fics, representing the seven stages.

Content Warnings
Um. Pay close attention to the tags, okay? It gets bad.
Series
Exile Ain't No Vacation
Fan Comment
wow. You're really beating the heck out of him, aren't you? The movie didn't do it for me at all, but BOY! I sure feel sorry for the big lunk now

More Thor

Random Shorts

Time Travel Didn't Fix It?

I bring you a warning [300]

A bargain has been struck, to bring you a better future... at a price.

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Shadowy Warnings
Fan Comment

Why must you torture us like this (laudatory)

Visiting Hours Are Over 1085 (split POV - Thor then Loki)

Loki is not Stabby McStabstab

Okay, I'm a bit sleepy while typing this and maybe I should find better section titles later, but… you know that scene? That scene where the writer who held the MCU in his hands went "What, Loki? Yeah, sure, I got this covered. He's the guy who stabs people, right?"

I mean, it's like they had an entire character sheet of MCU Loki's canonical powers—illusions, shapeshifting, astral projection, dimensional storage, memory tampering, all that stuff—and glanced over it, and when the GM got done describing the scene and said "So what does Loki do?" the writer went "Um, duh. He hides a knife behind his back, gets close to the guy, and stabs him in the face!!" And the GM sighed because it was nearly midnight so they just went with it.

Would it have killed them to write a variation on Loki's signature move, demonstrated in multiple films by now, of illusioning himself in front while he's sneaking in behind? Y'know, the move that killed Coulson? At least that could've shown Loki attempting to be sneaky and Thanos stopping him with the Stones in a way that felt less like character assassination.

Anyway, here's my variation on that scene:

It's the only way to save you [2k]

Loki spent enough time under Thanos's tender mercies that he knows exactly what he must offer, if Thor is to be spared. And all Thor can do is watch.

Content Warnings
Loki offers to join Thanos willingly, holding nothing back, if Thor will be spared.
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Breaking Point
Fan Comments
I loved how deep emotions ran all along the text and you really made me feel Loki's pain and fear.
I am legitimately bawling. We deserved this set-up in Endgame and I am still distraught that we didn’t get it. And yet… this bROKE me. I am still crying.

Thor's Regrets

The God of Thunder, grieving [500]

How can life go on with his brother gone?

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So Newly Gone
Fan Comment

It's too bad they didn't show more of this kind of relationship in the movie. Just wonderful, hon. Gets you right in the feels.

Victory at a Price [400]

The frost giants have fallen to the might of Mjolnir. But where are his friends?

Link
Blood on the Ice
Excerpt

At first, he’d whooped and hollered, grinning in savage triumph through the blood that streaked down his face. But then his grin had faded. There were no answering cheers—no shouts of victory, no calls for aid. Just… silence, as dead as the world around him.

POV: Other Asgardians

Odin's Point of View

Odin and Loki share the spotlight in Icy Diplomacy, but upon reflection, Odin's the Protagonist and Loki's the Deuteragonist, which is... not the typical way of handling this type of fic.

I've noticed that fics tend to take a side in the Asgard vs. Jotunheim conflict: If the Jotnar are portrayed as positive characters, Odin is usually portrayed as a negative character. A few have taken a more nuanced approach, the "it's complicated" side of politics and history, which I appreciate. My first Jotunheim fic, likewise, shows both Odin and Laufey as complicated characters trying to balance a number of concerns (including the very fate of their respective kingdoms) and unable to be wholly honest at the bargaining table.

An unexpected deal with Laufey [18k WIP] (Split POV)

Loki's encounter with Laufey (after briefly getting left behind on Jotunheim) spins things in a whole new direction, affecting the very fate of Asgard.

Content Warnings
Terror and angst.
Link
Icy Diplomacy
Fan Comment
I like that you keep Odin's many contradictions even in his point of view—you neither demonize Odin nor make him the perfect, understanding father right away.

If you'd like to know more about Laufey's mindset in this piece, do check out the comments section, because I discuss it at some length. Also, there's an April Fools' Day fic.

A much less flattering view of Odin and how pig-headed he can get:

Frigga loses her mind [xk WIP]

When Loki gets sentenced to sex slavery, Frigga begs Odin to reconsider -- but when he stands firm, she warns him that he'll regret the decision.

The title is from the Latin phrase "in loco parentis," which means "in the place of the parent," overlaid with the Spanish "loco," meaning "crazy." I don't typically go for foreign-language titles, but this lined up so beautifully that I just had to use it.

Content Warnings
Sexual slavery; not sure how graphic I might get. Seeming insanity. And as swiftly guessed by my readers, Frigga used magic to trade minds with Loki, which means that Frigga is the one undergoing years as a sex slave.
Link
Loco Parentis
Fan Comment
For having sacrificed an eye for wisdom, Odin has consistently, in canon, shown about as much of it as your average toxoplasmosys-infected-rat
Assuming that I've guessed right, you've created such a horrible situation that I am going to have to suspend my disbelief because DAMN, I need to know how things eventually end up, otherwise this will stay in my head and haunt me forever. And OMG, if everyone comes out of this alive and Odin finds out what Frigga put herself through, because of his stupid douchebag decree...Jesus, you're going to need Stormbreaker to hack through all that angst.

This fic also has the honor of one of my favorite comments about my writing style:

All I can say is that Winnie the Pooh is probably looking sadly at you right now and judging your writing choices. In both English and Latin.

Sif's Point of View

A warning from the future [2k WIP]

When Sif receives a warning from her future self, she must wrestle with her opinion of Loki.

The first chapter could be considered all on its own, but the plan (should I ever get to it) is to have the second chapter be Sif considering Loki's actions and trying to see him through new eyes (less judgmental), and Loki getting kinda weirded out by her change in demeanor (and the rare times she stands in his defense). The third chapter, then, would be how much this "having someone who might be in his corner" affects Loki's decisions during the aftermath of the Jotunheim invasion (possibly including a prelude wherein Loki bitches to Sif about Thor, and she commiserates), because I get the impression that his actions would've been very different if he thought even a single person in Asgard would support him (not counting his mom).

Content Warnings
Discussion of some canonical events that are pretty harsh when stated directly.
Link
Sifting Causality
Fan Comments
Future Sif with her 20/20 hindsight still felt very much in character, and is probably the best person to convince her past self to change her ways, because she knows the right things to say to make herself listen to them.
Great concept, excellent execution. Your characterization of both future Sif and past Sif is spot on.

And... that's it. For now.

Avengers and Allies

I range all over the place for Avenger/Ally POVs, though Tony, Clint, Peter, and Pepper take some prominence. I love playing up the trauma of their various backstories, and how they're recovering (or not).

Don't forget to check the Ensembles section for fics that focus on the group dynamic, rather than individual points of view. And the fics from Pepper's point of view currently focus on her relationship with the group (one includes Bucky).

Tony and Pepper

Tony's Point of View

Tony, Nebula, Peter, and Loki, IN SPACE [8k WIP]

Just when Tony's at his lowest, post-Snap, Peter unexpectedly comes back to life. Then they wind up running across Loki, and the four end up seeking supplies on an alien world.

This piece, I started writing for a fic exchange, only to realize it was too big to finish in time; I turned my energy to Pulled from the Abyss, which turned out great, and this piece here wound up on the WIP pile. Which means I won't be progressing with any speed, but I do have a fair amount written, and it's unlike any fic I've come across so far. I mean firstly, I've seen Loki with Peter and Loki with Nebula, but I don't think I've ever seen the three together playing off each other. And secondly, the setting of a spaceship and then an alien planet is another thing I have yet to read (Loki on alien planets tends to just be Loki on Jotunheim, or one of the other Realms, but GotG made it clear that there's a lot more to the universe).

Content Warnings
Depressing statistics. It does get pretty bloody during one key scene. Panic attacks show up a time or two.
Link
Long Odds and Risky Options
Fan Comment
Holy shit balls! I need to read more of this!! Awesome start!!!
I really like this Nebula. Her comment on "wailing over the dead" as well as the concepts of mercy and sadism are very interesting. She's got this unshakable confidence in her experiences, whether they make her evil or not, and doesn't care to soften her words if they are true. Very nice 👍
Anticipating death [600]

While waiting to die, Tony dreams that the Snap got Pepper too. (And Morgan, because I'd forgotten that she was born after the Snap.)

Content Warnings
Depressing statistics.
Link
Dust and Ashes and Dreams
Fan Comment
Hey, I really really liked this! At first I was a bit confused over Morgan being alive, but I immediately accepted it—you write very beautifully.
Pepper scolds Tony concerning the pandemic [800]

In the midst of the pandemic, Tony has been ignoring his health, and Pepper is having none of that.

Content Warnings
Basically a rundown of Tony's less positive traits, and how they add up to increased risk.
Link
Sleep, Water, Exercise, Sunlight, and Vitamin C…
Fan Comments
This is so wholesome
Good reminder to stay safe right now, and it brightened my day! Thanks! Tony was in excellent character.
They've mocked Loki once too often [1k]

The God of Mischief knows how to give as well as he gets.

I love celebrating April Fools with random crackfics, and this managed to pull in a bit of unexpected angst, plus a delineation of "teasing" (positive) vs. "mockery" (negative). Basically, if the butt of your jokes can't enjoy them, you shouldn't be pretending it's harmless fun.

Content Warnings
Some darker subtext gets hinted at, but not openly discussed.
Link
Ah, Fatherhood
Fan Comments
I like Loki doing pranks as a response to the guys ragging on his kids

I can see why Loki would be pretty angry about the mocking! I think his reaction was quite restrained (and pretty darn funny). You hit the nail on the head in characterizing the relationships between all the characters, especially Clint and Natasha. Loki knows not to go there with Natasha because he's been there himself.

I'd be interested to read Natasha's explanation to Tony about why exactly the mocking was so offensive and Tony's reaction to realizing exactly what he was mocking!

No escape [1k WIP]

Thanos has managed to capture a number of Avengers, plus Loki. Tony's just looking for a way out.

I'm not planning a positive ending for this piece; it's here to showcase one possible reason that Loki ultimately gave in to Thanos: Thanos's realm exists outside time, and there is no way to leave until he allows it.

Content Warnings
Torture (offscreen)
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A Torrent Carving Inexorably at a Stone
Fan Comment
Welp this is disturbing af. In a good way (for us, that is).
Popsicles / Freezer Burn 885

There's also Growing Memories, where the viewpoint is split among Tony, Peter, and Morgan. And Tony's the Impact Character in Reclining Butterfly, where he treats a traumatized Loki to a movie night.

Pepper's Point of View

Pepper connects with the Avengers [600]

Content Warnings
Tony's described in a bit of an unflattering way.
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Pepper's Five Moments of Intimacy
Fan Comment
I love how the Thor and Natasha sections both contrast Pepper with Natasha in ways both women appreciate.
Pepper will have her revenge [900]

Thor unthinkingly dissed her, the rest of the team laughed along with it, and Tony knows better than to get in her way.

Content Warnings
An odd convergence of April Fools and the early part of COVID.
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Foolish Assumptions
Fan Comment
Those would have been pretty good pranks; subtle and detailed. Definitely a Pepper thing.

Both of Pepper's pieces deal with the Avengers as a group. If you're after her with Tony, you likely already found that piece above (Sleep, Water, Exercise, Sunlight, and Vitamin C…).

If you're after a more extended piece from her point of view, check out her flashback in To the Victor (Chapter Six: ~5000 words): She goes up against Loki in actual combat with nothing but her wits, and doesn't manage too badly!

Other Avengers

Clint's Point of View

Wingfic Clint [1500 WIP]

Clint gets captured by HYDRA because they want to study his wings.

Since a fic exchange made me consider the possibility of Clint Wingfic, I've been debating various possibilities; this was sort of an attempt to combine them (Clint was born with wings? SHIELD gave him wings? HYDRA gave him wings? why not all three, sorta?). If I ever get around to finishing this one, it's possible I'll write more; I very much enjoy the idea of Hawkeye being able to fly, and it does mesh with certain elements of his misfit childhood.

Content Warnings
Medical torture, though Clint largely dissociates to escape it. Flashbacks are sparse on detail, but include a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic, physically abusive dad, and childhood bullying.
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Cygnet
Fan Comment
Ooh I like the idea of Clint being Angel! (Or at least sharing Angel's mutation)
“You're serving them now, you don't even see” [2k]

When Loki breaks free from SHIELD's lab, Clint retrieves him easily enough, but the guy's cryptic words stick around in his brain….

Content Warnings
Unethical experimentation. Ableist insults.
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Cuckoos
Fan Comment
How frustrating for Loki to get so close and yet so far with Clint there to reel him back in. His fatalistic humor is my favorite though.

I'm debating about writing a follow-up, but it's super low-priority. If anyone else cares to do so, feel free!

Captured by HYDRA, then quarantined [7k] (Split POV)

In the wake of Civil War, SHIELD's resources are running thin. So when Clint gets captured, Coulson reaches out to the only person who could perform a rescue operation solo.

And then they both get stuck together for a while. Plenty of time for interesting conversations and a chance to reflect on their similarities.

Content Warnings
Hollywood-style unrealism. Non-consensual drug use.
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Turtles in a Bottle
Fan Comment
I love this chapter, it's both emotional and educational, and I'm impressed how much work you put in the dialogues.

Clint also features in Hawk vs. Hammer, where Loki compares him to Thor, and in A Torrent Carving Inexorably at a Stone, where the team has been captured by Thanos (Clint is pretty much in a dissociative state).

In addition, when I created my Actor Birthday Prompts, January turned out to be Hawkeye Month, so I wrote a Drabble (100 words exactly) playing him off Rocket Raccoon. It's kinda dwarfed by all the notes around it, but it's still a cute little fic!

Peter's Point of View

Peter's unexpected friend is kinda terrifying [2k]

The odd parrot who's been following Peter around turns out to be the guy who invaded Earth… turns out he's not so bad, once you get past the prickly part.

Content Warnings
Language (both swearing and insults)
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A Stray Parrot in Queens
Fan Comment
Peter wrapping Loki in his webs cuz he thought he was trying to kill himself? Something I can ABSOLUTELY see happening.
The depths of the earth [13k Complete]

Peter finds Loki captive in mythological fashion but under NYC.

Content Warnings
Loki's punishment, and what he goes through to get free, are not for the faint of heart. Peter has a panic attack. General claustrophobic and nyctophobia setting.
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Pulled from the Abyss
Fan Comment
I love the way you write Loki, as more of a calm, level headed person rather than someone who's insane and always angry.

It might be essentially self-serving, but Loki's been in the place of fear and powerlessness, so at least he knows what to say. I love the panic attack scene. It is my new best friend.

(And yes, you have panic attacks down cold. Wish I couldn't tell you that with such confidence, but damn. Yeah.)

With Peter quarantined, who's watching over the city? [1200 WIP]

Peter and Aunt May have to quarantine, but then Spider-Man winds up still on the news... just acting a bit odd.

Content Warnings
Not yet sure.
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Stuck Inside
Fan Comment
Ooh, now that's something to consider: how COVID affects superpowered people. Will their jacked up immune system brush it off? Will it mutate into something worse? Will they absorb and weaponize it? Possibilities.
I love the idea of Loki running around pretending to be Spider-Man, especially because he's actually trying to help Peter out a bit on this and not just cause chaos lol
Real friends help you break into the school lab [2k]

When Peter runs low on web fluid, he gets Ned and MJ to help him break into the school lab to make more.

Content Warnings
One of my fluffier pieces.
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Web of Trust
Fan Comment
This is very much in character for all three of them, and I think you nailed their voices.

Ned wanting a better look at the laser-engraved spider is very Ned—as is not wanting the guard to get in trouble.

I was going to quibble about practicality, but Peter getting thousands of dollars in robotics from Stark but no web fluid makes sense, and Peter not just selling the bots (or asking Happy for actual money to get chemistry supplies) is very very Peter. I relate hard to the kind of person who would walk up 100 flights of stairs rather than bother someone for elevator access.

Also, if you'd like to both (a) pick up some new niche skills and (b) have your eyes opened about how much "security" is just "god, we hope people don't try to bypass this so-called lock," I can recommend a jaunt through YouTube's videos on pen testing.

There's also Growing Memories, where the viewpoint is split among Tony, Peter, and Morgan. And Peter's the host in Game Night Newbies, the other players being MJ, Bucky, Nebula, and the Valkyrie.

Rhodey's Point of View

And for my first Mundane AU: Let's shift some ages around.

Tony adopts some troubled teens [1700 WIP]

From his hospital bed, Tony entreats Rhodey to watch over the teens he's taken in: Peter, Bucky, and Lukas, all of whom are sorta in hiding.

Content Warnings
Each of the teens has a troubled past; this includes elements of abuse and/or neglect, gang/cult activity, defamation / character assassination, and I'm not yet sure what else. If you were expecting a saccharine kidfic, well, that's not how I roll.
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Didn't Sign Up for This (but I'll see it through to the end)
Fan Comments
oooh this makes me really feel the anticipation, there's so much we don't know yet and i love it. i've been looking for a teen fic in this genre for some time now so thank you!! i have absolutely no object permanence so i'll just be very pleasantly surprised when you do update
Oh this is shaping up to be verrryyy interesting!!! Would love to see how these boys all interact with each other!

Allies

If they're not an Avenger, but still have at least one significant POV piece, they go here.

Bucky's Point of View

Sent into his worst nightmare to rescue Clint [7k] (Split POV)

In the wake of Civil War, SHIELD's resources are running thin. So when Clint gets captured, Coulson reaches out to the only person who could perform a rescue operation solo.

And then they both get stuck together for a while. Plenty of time for interesting conversations and a chance to reflect on their similarities.

Content Warnings
Hollywood-style unrealism. Non-consensual drug use.
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Turtles in a Bottle
Fan Comment
I love this chapter, it's both emotional and educational, and I'm impressed how much work you put in the dialogues.

In addition, Bucky's one of the players in Game Night Newbies, and is one of those that Pepper targets in her prank war in Foolish Assumptions.

Darcy's Point of View

Darcy really grew on me. Possibly helped by the fact that I couldn't connect with nearly any other character in the first Thor film. I mean, thanks entirely to fanfics, I've encountered some enthralling Janes, and Sif and the Warriors Three have been redeemed in my eyes (the movies did them dirty), and I even found reason to appreciate Heimdall (his canon choices are difficult to justify). But I don't think I ever had any reason to dislike Darcy the way I did the rest of the cast, so I'm glad I was able to write her POV at least once.

Note: She's going to factor alongside Jane and Selvig in Thor's friends catching COVID, but I don't know if we'll get her point of view in that.

Creepy guy comes in from the storm… [2k]

Darcy's not fool enough to drive into a storm for six college credits, so she's back at the lab when an unexpected visitor drops by.

Now where'd she put that taser?

Content Warnings
General creepiness
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Storms and Shadows
Fan Comment
I'm not a fan of Darcy, but when you put me inside her head, I sort of start to like her.

Fury's Point of View

I have mixed feelings about Fury, though they're generally positive. It's easy to write him as a darker character, but if you take the canon as a fumbling attempt to show heroes being heroic, Fury's decidedly on the side of the heroes (even if he takes things a bit far sometimes, and doesn't seem to care about certain personal rights).

Get off the streets for a minute [2k]

When Fury takes a dunk in the river, Nat helps him hide out and recover.

I love scenes where one character helps another bathe when they can't easily bathe themself. I recall Batman helping his girlfriend in the shower, getting out of a poisoned dress; don't recall how old I was at the time, but I thought it was pretty neat. I think "help bathing" was actually one of the prompts that led me to this scenario.

Content Warnings
Mild eye trauma, breaking and entering, some swearing.
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Pit Stop
Fan Comments
This is wonderful!! Sweet and mildly angsty...perfect for Valentine's Day!
Love Nat helping out papa fury

Fury also factors into the captive heroes, but he doesn't even get a flashback, I don't think. He's the driving force behind their attempts to escape, but that's mostly background detail, discussed by the other characters rather than shown directly.

Ensemble Pieces

If more than two characters share the spotlight in roughly equal focus, it goes here. So Turtles in a Bottle, which has Clint and Bucky in equal focus and a much smaller section from Coulson's point of view, is posted under both Clint and Bucky, but this next piece, having exactly equal weight given to three characters, doesn't go under Tony or Peter; it's just here:

Morgan's milestones bring up painful memories [2k WIP] (Split POV)

Three perspectives on missing characters:

  1. Tony keeps having flashbacks about Peter.
  2. Peter keeps trying to reach out to Morgan, to no avail.
  3. Morgan… (TBA)
Content Warnings
Bad things happen to Morgan, but nothing permanent.
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Growing Memories
Fan Comment
This seems very in-character and believable. Poor children.

Now, for fics that focus on some level of group dynamic:

Why did we agree to this again? [1k WIP]

Tony convinces the Avengers to dress in drag as part of a fundraising effort. And then to auction themselves off to the highest bidder.

Steve is slightly more in focus than the rest. Also, Thor is in full form.

Content Warnings
Not unless the thought of guys in drag bothers you? This is mostly a chance to be wacky, and to explore how each character approaches the idea of genderplay, on a scale from "embrace it and have fun" to "put up with it, it's for charity" to "bribe people to destroy any photographic evidence."
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Somehow I Miss Box Socials
Excerpt

“Indeed, my friends!” Thor boomed, clapping Steve’s shoulder, “tonight shall be an event to feed the bawdy campfire tales of our grandchildren’s grandchildren! Already I have seen us bandied about on the Twitter; many have bewailed their circumstances in being unable to attend.”

“And the photos are going to be up across the world as soon as we step out on stage,” Bruce muttered morosely.

Thor’s grin grew wider. “Why Banner, can this be your first time donning a womanly guise?”

Steve frowned at Thor. “It’s not yours?”

For those unfamiliar with Box Socials: Small-town American fundraiser where the girls make fancy box lunches and the guys bid on them (thus also securing a date with the girl who made it).

Nebula doesn't exactly play games [3k WIP]

A spider and a quirky high schooler try to teach two assassins and a Valkyrie how to play modern board games.

Content Warnings
Awkwardness and aftermath of their traumatic pasts. Heavy alcohol use (par for the course for the Valkyrie).
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Game Night Newbies
Fan Comment
This is adorable & awkward & fluffy. Weird game, lol, but totally something I could see them all playing ha

In addition, you can find a good strong team dynamic in the following fics:

Caught by Thanos
Mostly Tony & Loki, but Clint, Nat, and Steve have also been caught, and nobody's getting free.
Pepper's fics
Both of Pepper's have her interacting with the group as individuals. Including pulling awesome pranks (even on Bucky).
A trilogy of odd friendships
In the third installment, Loki tries to get Thor help by appealing to the Avengers, but they have their own problems in the wake of the Snap.
(In the Ships & Sexuality section due to a mostly offscreen "Friends with Benefits" arrangement.)
Thor vs. Avengers: Major Culture Clash on Gender
Human culture changes quickly over time, so of course they grew out of the man=Dom, woman=Sub viewpoint. Ages ago. Asgard… doesn't shift so quickly. Too bad for Loki, really.
(In the Ships & Sexuality section due to its focus on topics of gender and relationships.)
My beloved captives…
Loki captures a dozen heroes, including Pepper, Peter, Fury, Coulson, Rhodey, Bucky, and Doctor Strange.
(In the Ships & Sexuality section due to an upcoming arrangement.)

And there's a compare-and-contrast piece focusing on various characters' relationships with father/child dynamics: Fathers, amirite? (1243 words, 2/3 chapters). (I expect to change the title eventually. Also note that it gets pretty dark in places.)

Monthly Prompts by Actor Birthdays

I sorted most of the MCU actors by birthday, chose one key character per month, and added a suggested theme. January is Hawkeye Month, hence why the original prompt is a ton of notes around a tiny little Hawkeye & Rocket drabble.

In case you're interested in the prompt list, here it is:

Monthly Prompt List
Jan
Hawkeye Month
Theme: Broken arms
Pair with Rocket, Drax, or Luis
Feb
Loki Month
Theme: Trying to escape
Pair with Wanda, Frigga, Thanos, Ultron, or Malekith
Mar
Sif Month
Theme: Survivor guilt
Pair with Nakia, Bucky, or Cassie Lang
Apr
Coulson Month
Theme: Juggling too many assets
Pair with Tony, Yondu, Scott, Maria Hill, or Flash Thompson
May
Vision Month
Theme: Humanity is bizarrely unorganized
Pair with Mantis, Volstagg, Kraglin, Rhomann Dey, or Hela
June
Double Peter Month! (Parker & Quill)
Theme: Regretting immaturity
Pair with Darcy, Pietro, Jane, Gamora, or Steve
July
Strange Month
Theme: Magic is no substitute for…
Pair with Groot, Steve, Coulson, Taserface
Aug
Bucky Month
Theme: On the run
Pair with Edwin Jarvis, Red Skull, Korg, Laufey, Thor
Sept
Pepper Month
Theme: Past vs. Future
Pair with Heimdall, MJ, Everett Ross, Sam Wilson, Jasper Sitwell
Oct
Valkyrie Month
Theme: Ordeals of being queen
Pair with Shuri, Carol, Happy, the Grandmaster, or Ned
Nov
Nebula Month
Theme: Adjusting to humanity
Pair with Natasha, Bruce/Hulk, t'Challa, Ebony Maw, the Ancient One
Dec
Odin Month
Theme: Balancing leadership with fatherhood
Pair with Fury, Fandral, Aunt May, Quentin Beck, Stan Lee

Miscellaneous Characters

Characters who are only in ensemble fics, or who lack a POV section altogether, but still show up in my work, go here.

The Original Avengers

Tony, Thor, and Clint get their own sections (with multiple fics), but Steve, Natasha, and Bruce have not yet been given their own POV pieces.

Steve and Nat both show up in A Torrent Carving Inexorably at a Stone. The finale of my Loki FMI Trilogy intends to showcase Loki interacting with each of the original Avengers, one per chapter, after the Snap but before Endgame.

Among other ensemble fics, five of the original six feature (alongside many other heroes) in To the Victor (in the Ships and Sexuality section below).

Steve
Planned to have some focus near the end of A Stray Parrot in Queens (mostly a Peter & Loki fic).
Slightly more in focus than the rest in Somehow I Miss Box Socials (ensemble fic).
Nat
Consults with Clint in Cuckoos.
Bruce
While the Hulk is specifically more in focus in my Loki FMI Trilogy, Bruce does get discussed a bit (Loki discusses him with the Hulk, and discusses him with the Valkyrie). I don't recall if he's actually "onscreen" in that one.
Since I now have a Hulk POV fic, this section will get moved. Big Green Hugs (1061)

Expanded Avengers

Who else counts as an Avenger? A quick check says: It's confusing. But for this section, we'll count Fury and Coulson, along with, let's see... Carol, Wanda, Pietro, Rhodey, Sam, Peter, Scott, Vision, Nebula, Rocket, Okoye, and the Valkyrie. I've written about Peter repeatedly, and Rhodey finally merits his own POV section; I've also made use of Sam, Nebula, Rocket, and the Valkyrie. I plan to eventually write about Vision, Pietro, Wanda, and possibly Scott. (Okoye's cool, but I haven't come up with anything involving her, and the way they portrayed Carol left me so disengaged that even now I have to look up her name.)

Down in the Ships and Sexuality section, the fic To the Victor pulls together a dozen heroes to be captives of Loki, and at least half of them get their own flashback chapters (Peter, Nat, Pepper, Steve with Bucky, and upcoming flashbacks for Bruce and Clint).

Both of Pepper's FMIs focus on her interacting with a subset of the Avengers.

Sam
To the Victor (in the Ships & Sexuality section) shows him in a flashback, but he's not among the captives
Nebula
Game Night Newbies
Dust and Ashes and Dreams
Coulson
Turtles in a Bottle
Cygnet
Glad to See You're Not Dead, Then (Now What?) (in the Ships & Sexuality section, though his fic doesn't contain either)
Rocket
MCU Actor Birthday Prompts
The Valkyrie
My Loki Trilogy starts with Loki & the Valkyrie playing off each other for an FMI in a "friends with benefits" kinda situation as they try to survive the oppressive atmosphere of Sakaar (while Loki assumes his home's been destroyed along with everyone he ever knew).

Other Characters

Note that satellite characters don't show up here unless they're found out of orbit: Odin and Frigga, for example, feature solely in fics centered on their sons, so just browsing through the Asgardian section will showcase whatever I've got. Same with Thor's friends, or Tony's lackeys, etc.

Morgan
Growing Memories
Doctor Strange
Features in To the Victor (in the Ships and Sexuality section); I'd like to do more with him at some point.

Not sure if I missed anyone.

Villains

I'm a Whump artist, so of course we're gonna have fun with our heroes getting captured, tortured, brainwashed, and traumatized by the likes of Thanos, HYDRA, and the Grandmaster. The tone of each villain varies by fic; Thanos and HYDRA are always dark, but the likes of Laufey, Odin, and even the Grandmaster are not so predictable.

Notably, I consider Loki a hero, and I haven't yet written him as an outright villain—no, not even in that fic where he captures all the heroes.

For your convenience, all fics with a significant villain dynamic are collected here (although this section's descriptions are simply condensed versions of those given in other sections). I've elected to use excerpts instead of fan comments, though I may have played around with the excerpts a bit.

Asgard and Jotunheim

Hela makes an appearance in Lashes, but as she's mostly background for the scenario and it's pretty short, I don't think it needs its own entry here.

I don't yet know where I'm going with Exotic Travails, so I'm not sure where to put it; it doesn't contain a canonical villain, but Loki's certainly in the hands of villains (slave traders).

Odin and Laufey

Odin and Laufey at their best:

You hoped for a way to avert this war? [18k WIP] (Split POV)

Loki's encounter with Laufey (after briefly getting left behind on Jotunheim) spins things in a whole new direction, affecting the very fate of Asgard.

Content Warnings
Terror and angst.
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Icy Diplomacy
Excerpt

“Your heir defied one of your most ancient laws to march upon Jotunheim, thirsting for blood. I watched him ignore the calming advice of others, and then, over a simple insult, give himself over to the lust of battle so completely that he was not even aware of his comrades fighting for their lives. This rampant bloodlust seems ill-suited to a leader of any kind, let alone the future Allfather.

“And yet,” Laufey says, his voice gone low and almost curious, “I also saw this one, who claims the name of Odinson.” He draws closer—closer than Odin is comfortable with—and reaches out his giant arm to run a finger down Loki’s cheek, as Loki lies unresponsive in his father’s protective arms. “I saw him counsel caution, try to talk down a warmonger, only to get mocked for it.”

Odin at his absolute worst:

Kill the Jotun runt and claim the throne… [10k WIP]

During Thor's coronation ceremony, Odin reveals Loki's true nature, and tells Thor to prove his loyalty to Asgard… by doing the unthinkable.

Content Warnings
Odin tells Thor to kill his helpless brother, publicly. Thor considers every possible alternative, and all the ways they could go horribly wrong. (Note: Unlike the fics that inspired me, mine will have a fully positive ending.)
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Before the Norns
Excerpt

Even in his terror, Loki looks to his father for support, for reassurance, still trusting.

“You have been raised together,” Odin says, “played together, fought at each other’s side—for a thousand years and more, you have known Loki as your brother. Yet he is not the son of Frigga, nor the son of Odin.”

Thor cannot tear his eyes away from Loki. The horror on his brother’s face could only be matched by the horror on his own.

“At the close of the war, I found him,” Odin continues. “Newborn. A Jotun runt—but it is the smallest of the Jotnar who possess the greatest talent for seidhr. Knowing this risk, perhaps I should have killed him. Instead, I decided to give him a chance.

“I brought him here, to be raised as though Aesir, though he could never share more than the surface appearance of his betters. In strength and stamina, in zeal, in combat skills, even with his most passionate efforts he has come up short again and again. Raised alongside the crown prince, he was given the best possible chance to rise above his nature, and yet… this is, after all, the best that he can become.”

Tears are sliding down Loki’s cheeks, only to freeze before they can fall.

The Shining Ones

Blame astolat for the Shining Ones (a mass of terrifying, transdimensional monsters that show up through random portals and do nothing but devour). They're the backdrop for both of my pieces based on her Chaos War, even though they never show up onscreen.

You can also blame her for the plot bunnies that led me to craft these two fics. One's a character introspective (Loki's point of view during the original fic), and the other… well, astolat hints at dire fates, but evades them; I turn around and write 'em.

See my Person of Interest fic Harold Would Have Thanked Him for another such example, based on astolat's A Really Private Person.

Without your sacrifice, they will destroy reality [13k]

When Thor brings Loki home in chains, Loki's convinced that Odin has a dark fate planned for him. He's right—but it's not that simple.

Content Warnings
Briefly gruesome; bittersweet ending.
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Acceptable Loss
Excerpt

“You asked me once, when you had discovered your own heritage, why I did not tell you earlier. I hope, in this case, the answer is quite clear to you: I could not shoulder your burden, but I could at least ensure, for as long as the fates allowed me, that you were unaware of it, and so did not live in despair of your future any longer than you must.”

“It’s true, then,” Loki says icily. “All I ever was—a useful relic, stolen from Jotunheim until you had need of me.”

“You are far more than that, Loki,” Odin murmurs, looking stooped and old, his face layered with sorrow. If Loki hadn’t had years to come to grips with Odin’s propensity for deception, he might have bought the act, felt some twinge in his heart; instead, his scowl deepens.

“How long have you known?” he demands. “When you told me that we were to defend the peace—that we were both ‘born to be kings’—was I a sacrifice even then? When you turned me over to the huntmaster for training, filled my head with tales of heroes, of glorious death in battle? Did you make me look forward to the possibility of Valhalla when you knew I was only to go under the knife?”

*On hiatus—at a natural stopping point, so it's on the shelf, but I've been persuaded to add two more chapters to show the aftermath.

All of Asgard stands against me; let them fall [2k WIP]

Loki has good reason to hate everyone around him—and so he plots the ruin of Asgard itself.

Content Warnings
Fantastic racism. Also, Loki's hate is the only thing that's gonna save them all.
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Festering
Excerpt

Thor looked around at the people of Asgard and saw friends and comrades, allies and defenders of the realm, and he was right; Loki looked at the same people and saw would-be assassins just waiting for the opportunity to strike him down—and he wasn’t wrong. As tonight had proven all too clearly.

You will pay for having dared to put yourself above true warriors of Asgard.

As if Loki were not, himself, true and a warrior and of Asgard. (As if he’d ever had any say in that last one.) As if he weren’t fighting harder than any warrior among them, for a kingdom that loathed and despised him, in a battle that saw no respite and no quarter given. Sacrificing everything he had: safety, freedom, peace, even his own mind had been surrendered to the cause.

All that he had and all that he was, he had abandoned for the moment, in service to a higher cause; there was no other way to win.

And tonight it could have all been for nothing, he thought savagely, the rage roiling up within him with nowhere to go. (Not yet, anyway. He’d be able to use it soon enough. Soon enough.)

Other Villains

Thanos

Let the pain recreate you [800]

When Thanos finally shows up to take a look at the Chitauri's latest prisoner, Loki has been broken down enough that it doesn't take much to shove him over the edge.

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Pain Is Inevitable
Excerpt

They like him, because his body insists on healing itself. Most of their captives die too quickly, but with him they can have fun.

“Do you wish the pain to stop, child?” the man asks, sinking down to a crouch before Loki.

There’s no right answer. There’s never a right answer, because he has no control here, no way of getting them to stay their hand, not even for a moment.

Still want that throne? [300]

Loki learns to be careful with his demands.

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The Pressure of the Throne
Excerpt

“Well, my prince,” the Titan rumbled from atop him, shifting slightly and grinding in the agony of the broken rib all over again, “have you had enough of the throne?”

Unhand me! [1200 WIP]

Thanos is nothing if not an obliging host.

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Hands Off
Content Warnings
This piece hits nearly twenty (20!) Whumptober prompts, focusing on psychological torture; it includes sensory deprivation and amputation... sorta
Excerpt

The expression that crosses the purple one’s face is mildly intrigued. “Bring him closer,” he commands.

As the insects drag him forward Loki musters what strength he can find. “Unhand me!” he demands, falling a bit short of the imperious outrage he’s managed on other worlds. “You dare lay your filthy mitts on a prince of Asgard?!”

“A prince, is he?” the purple one rumbles, words laced with amusement. “Well, his royal highness commands, and we must certainly obey. Gentlemen… our visitor has spoken.”

(Centuries spent at court has left Loki with a highly tuned sense of hidden meanings, and a frisson of fear shoots down his back.)

You will crawl to me, on your knees, and thank me for the pain [2k]

When Loki refuses to yield, Thanos demonstrates how easily he can be made to kneel.

Specific Torture
Burning metal bound to the back of his knees.
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Crawl
Excerpt

“Pain is a great and terrible teacher. Only through pain can you learn things you never realized about yourself… break through the limits you’ve imposed upon yourself, get to know your true capabilities. Given enough time, enough lessons, you will even learn to appreciate it more than you fear it. But long before that… you will thank me. There is no rescue, no respite even in death. You cannot outlast my patience. But you can embrace your suffering, embrace the lesson, and serve my will.”

“You know, I think I’ll pass,” Loki says, clinging to the vestiges of his old dry wit. He does not struggle while they bind his arms behind his back, cinch them tight; he’s barely got enough strength left to stand.

What will you offer me, to spare his life? [2k]

Thor can only watch as Loki bargains away the only thing he has left to offer.

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Breaking Point
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“Well, then,” Thanos purrs, looking down at Loki’s bowed and unmoving form. “I suppose that’s something I could work with.”

Loki shudders, and his eyes close with a sense of finality.

Thor’s heart aches. He’s lost his brother twice now, and he’s about to lose him again, to something worse than death. Worse than anything they’ve ever faced. And he’s weak enough that he let this happen.

I am patient, and escape is impossible [1k WIP]

Thanos has managed to capture a number of Avengers, plus Loki. Tony's just looking for a way out.

I'm not planning a positive ending for this piece; it's here to showcase one possible reason that Loki ultimately gave in to Thanos: Thanos's realm exists outside time, and there is no way to leave until he allows it.

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A Torrent Carving Inexorably at a Stone
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Steve tries to talk to the guards; Tony tries to threaten the guards. It gets them nowhere, except that Steve gets zapped by their shock-stick a couple times.

A few weeks ago, Tony might have found that amusing. Cathartic. Now he stares, dead-eyed, at Steve’s body, willing him to get up again.

It takes a while.

And Loki’s screams just won’t stop.

The Grandmaster of Sakaar

More powerful than you could have dreamed, and you are mine [2k WIP]

The Grandmaster's acting weirder than usual, and Loki's about to find out just how powerful the guy truly is.

This may be the only completely sex-free Sakaar fic I'll ever write.

Content Warnings
Gets pretty creepy. Memory tampering, non-consensual drug use, existential dread.
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Reforming
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Again, he tries—to protest, to explain, to find some way out of the situation—but there’s no words coming out, just clumsy attempts at sound, and again the Grandmaster shushes him. Loki’s eyes fall closed on his own tears; has he ever been this helpless before? Even after the Beast attacked him, he was at least still able to talk.

“Your poor throat,” the Grandmaster murmurs. “You know, you’d think—after all I’ve done for you, all I’m about to do for you—you’d think you’d have learned to trust me. I’m gonna need your trust, Lolo. We’ve got a whole new, uh, a whole new world to set up.”

Glancing out toward something Loki can’t see, the Grandmaster sighs again, wistfully this time. “I didn’t expect it so, uh, so soon,” he says. “Usually takes a few centuries to fall, uh, to fall apart like this. Don’t get me wrong, I live for variety, it’s just… I’m gonna miss this setup. It was going pretty good.” Looking back at Loki, he smiles almost painfully. “All things must come to an end, I suppose.

“All things but me.”

HYDRA

Soon enough, they'll crack me open [2k]

When Loki breaks free from SHIELD's lab, Clint retrieves him easily enough, but the guy's cryptic words stick around in his brain….

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Cuckoos
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No matter. If Loki was spouting crazy talk, he wasn’t attacking, and Clint could put up with any amount of bullshit if it meant he’d be taking Loki in again, bound and helpless for another round of tests.

“They want me,” Loki said, his body dipping low, like he’d lost the strength to keep it upright. “Just like Odin. I’m just another stolen relic for everyone to make use of.”

“You expect sympathy from the guy you turned into a puppet?” Clint swapped his arrow for a second knockout arrow, and fired it, expecting Loki to snatch it out of the air like he had during the invasion; it wasn’t like he didn’t see it coming. But the arrow struck right under Loki’s ribs, and Loki curled in on himself, letting go of the tree and groaning as he sank to his knees in the snow.

I'm debating about writing a follow-up, but it's super low-priority. If anyone else cares to do so, feel free!

HYDRA breaks him down much as Thanos did before them [1500]

Loki's been handed over to SHIELD, which is to say, HYDRA -- and they're pulling him apart piece by piece until he serves their will.

Content Warnings
This fic is one long sequence detailing the different aspects of torture between Loki's time with Thanos and Loki's time with HYDRA. Pulls no punches; I think the title is pretty apt.
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Stripped Down to Nothing (again)
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The mortals’ methods for torture are nearly as effective as when he’d been stripped apart on Sanctuary; the key differences being that they are a little more careful not to kill him, and that he doesn’t try to scream for help, for family. The progressive revelation of just how little Asgard cared for his welfare has done what the torments themselves could not quite manage, and finally eradicated all his remaining illusions. In all the universe, not one single person cares about Loki. He has no family. He never did.

The torturous experiments bled together, memory with reality, until he could barely distinguish the two. The mortals care nothing for his suffering, except as a means to an end. Bending him to their will was almost a side project, at least at first; they were far more interested in finding ways to copy his powers, to heal their mortal bodies or prolong their miserable lives. But he clings to a dark satisfaction: When Odin had sealed his powers, he had—perhaps wittingly, perhaps not—denied their use to the mortals as well.

Wingfic Clint [1k WIP]

Clint gets captured by HYDRA because they want to study his wings.

Since a fic exchange made me consider the possibility of Clint Wingfic, I've been debating various possibilities (Clint was born with wings? SHIELD gave him wings? HYDRA experimented on him?); this was sort of an attempt to combine them. If I ever get around to finishing this one, it's possible I'll write more; I very much enjoy the idea of Hawkeye being able to fly, and it does mesh with certain elements of his misfit childhood.

Content Warnings
Medical torture, though Clint largely dissociates to escape it. Flashbacks are sparse on detail, but include a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic, physically abusive dad, and childhood bullying.
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Cygnet
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They’re unwrapping the broken wing, stretching it out until it’s all he can do not to scream as hot tears run down his cheeks. It’s the reason for the ambush, the reason they sought him out, the one man in existence with nearly functional wings, and they’ve been trying to figure out the mechanics enough to duplicate them. Or improve them; the scientists argue about it, off and on, as Clint slips deeper under the waves of agony and his mind begins to float, eager to escape what his body can’t.

Captured by HYDRA, then quarantined [7k] (Split POV)

In the wake of Civil War, SHIELD's resources are running thin. So when Clint gets captured, Coulson reaches out to the only person who could perform a rescue operation solo.

And then they both get stuck together for a while. Plenty of time for interesting conversations and a chance to reflect on their similarities.

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Turtles in a Bottle
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He’s lying on the ground, blinking into the dirt, trying to rediscover his lungs; hands are digging into his pockets, pulling off his equipment, his utility belt. When he starts to struggle, a quick jolt from the taser leaves him muzzy and docile as they secure his arms, knees, and ankles.

There’s no one Coulson could send to rescue him. He clenches his teeth anyway, activating the panic button built into his molar. At least Coulson will know that the mission went south, even if he can’t do a damn thing to make it any better.

“My, my,” a voice says as they manhandle him to his feet. “Barton, isn’t it? Such a talented marksman; how nice of you to donate yourself to the cause.”

His blood runs cold: They know about him.

They want him.

If you'd like a look at Loki when he's in full villain mode, try Hawk vs. Hammer. Though it's mostly the scepter making him off-balanced and unable to be objective. A similar feel is planned for later flashbacks in To the Victor, when Loki gets shown under the influence of the scepter.

Ships and Sexuality

Only about ten percent of my fics delve into the nuances of sexuality or relationships; these are the few that I've created for the MCU.

A Disclaimer

The fandom (and, well, society in general) is saturated with sexual content, to the point where it's uncommon for two characters to get close to each other without also falling into bed together.

I provide… alternatives.

So yes, occasionally I write fics where sex happens, but it's not usually for positive reasons, and it's almost never the endgame. Loki and Tony, for example, are going to have sex in at least two fics in this section (I haven't yet gotten to that point in either of them), but that's the lesser of two evils; it's not going to lead to a happy consensual ongoing Frostiron relationship.

I use sexuality to explore themes of consent, trauma, rape recovery, culture clashes, and the ways that sex can get in the way of intimacy. Mind the tags.

Trilogy: Five Moments of Loki

This series has Loki connect with the Valkyrie, the Hulk, and then all of the Avengers. I've quite enjoyed writing it (completely out of order).

Loki gets to know the Valkyrie while on Sakaar [6k WIP]

The Valkyrie gets to know Loki in a way no one else ever bothered to try.

This is mostly friendship; the sex stays offscreen, and exists mostly to contrast Asgardian views about sex with mortal views about sex.

Content Warnings
Typical Sakaaran hedonism with its inherent consent issues. The Valkyrie/Loki stuff isn't without its issues, either.
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Solace on Sakaar
Fan Comment
Dude. This is excellent. So well-written & love the world-building. And Val coming in like a badass but really being the softy she pretends not to be. I can't wait to see what happens next!
Oddly enough, Loki befriends the Hulk [7k]

After Thanos leaves Loki alive (but seriously disabled), Loki shies from the pity of others, and finds that the only person on the ship who treats him like a person instead of a cripple is the Hulk.

That's very specifically Loki & the Hulk, not Loki & Bruce Banner. Drawing from Marzipanda's Idavollr, I've depicted the two as separate characters sharing the same body, not two parts of Bruce Banner that could be eventually resolved into a single entity (as canon did in Endgame).

Content Warnings
Panic attacks. Severe trauma and unhealthy coping mechanisms.
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Unforeseen Friendship
Fan Comment
Some of the things Loki says here just hurt so fricking much! Also, I love the amount of thought that must have gone in to each and every one of these moments in the MCU. It's just a whole new perspective. Love it!

The ending might feel a bit abrupt, but remember that it's part of a trilogy. The third part picks up much later, implying that the operation was successful and no duplicity was encountered. I might or might not expand upon the details at some point; if you feel like doing so, go right ahead!

Loki visits each Avenger, post-Snap [1k WIP]

With Thor sunk in depression, can Loki get help?

I'm not entirely sure yet how this'll go, but Loki's gonna need to track down the various Avengers, deal with each one being in a bad place mentally, and connect with them in some fashion. Imagine the first part of Endgame, but a bit too early for the rat to show up. (And with Bruce and the Hulk still as separate characters.)

Loki is so not cut out to be a therapist, but it's not like anyone else is free.

Content Warnings
Canonical depression; even more depressing statistics.
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Pass It On
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Oh, this one holds great turmoil for both Thor and Loki. The bitterness, despair and anger behind these words. Loki, trying to awaken Thor’s apathy but failing miserably. Issues never resolved subverting any success. Loki interacting with the Avengers? I suspect more pain.

Dom/sub Verse

Wait, what's Dom/sub Verse?

Genderplay AUs offer unusual ways to think about gender roles, and to make male characters deal with female issues and female stereotypes. That is, female-coded male characters. (The reverse is less common, but still useful.)

The two I've encountered most are:

Omegaverse
aka Alpha/Beta/Omega (Dynamics)
aka A/B/O
The secondary gender is Alpha or Omega (sometimes Beta or rarer categories), and the natural breeding pair is Alpha/Omega.
Dom/sub Verse
aka D/s Verse
The secondary gender is Dominant or Submissive (sometimes Switch), and the natural emotional pair is Dom/Sub.

The Omegaverse tends to delve into biological urges, including Heat Sex and MPreg. The Dom/sub Verse seems to hit more at a personality/soul urging to be with your opposite type: A Dom wants to find a good Sub to exert power over (and take care of, if the Dom is a good character), while a Sub wants to find a good Dom to submit to (ideally someone who'll take good care of their needs).

Though commonly used for kinky erotica—like everything else in fandom (food… trauma… abstract concepts… trope names… emoji…)—Genderplay AUs can offer biting social commentary, feeling out the edges of gender expectations and the injustices that creep in whenever you require people to act a certain way based on accidents of their birth.

The very best example I've seen of Omegaverse is in a Sherlock fic called A Fold in the Universe (by darkest_bird), wherein the normal John Watson gets swapped with the Omega John Watson, and both have to deal with a very unfamiliar world until they can be swapped back. Omega John comes from a world where Omegas are not allowed to hold down stressful or dangerous careers, so of course he didn't become a doctor, let alone a soldier; he's not able to drink alcohol, nor allowed to wander the streets after curfew, and not used to anyone relying on his input or valuing him as anything more than, well, a house-omega.

The first Dom/sub fic I encountered is astolat's Dangerous If Unbound, a Person of Interest fic wherein Doms have the power to push their will on others, while Subs have the power to pull information out of others. It's a fascinating study in how exploring the edges of some very simple ground rules (Doms push, Subs pull) can set up the characters, the plot, and the finale to truly nail the concept. I can also recommend the_ragnarok's put your hand to the task, where corporations have the legal right to use corporal punishment against Sub workers; it's a fine piece of satire that delves into abuse of power and toxic attitudes.

It's my position that these worldbuilds can be used in completely nonsexual fics (or, well, no more sexual than the human baseline experience, at least); that is my intention in writing Subverting the Dominance.

Okay, with that explanation out of the way, how about the actual fic?

Culture clash over gender roles [8k WIP]

Thor's about to get schooled in Dom/sub dynamics.

I finally got around to updating! Now there's a chapter that lays out the mechanics (both biological and social) behind the dichotomy, and then a chapter where the Avengers point out how the gender dichotomy has been twisted or broken for each and every one of them.

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Subverting the Dominance
Fan Comments
This is going to be interesting; I have no frigging idea who's Dom and who's Sub

Incredibly intriguing... I have half a dozen vague ideas where you could be going with this fic, but I get the feeling you're probably not going in one of the [typical] directions.

I'm bookmarking and subscribing to this to see where you take it, cause Damn you got good hooks in this thing.

Slave Loki

Thor drops a collared Loki on Tony's pool deck and flies off. Tony is less than pleased, but at least he's a pragmatist.

Slave collar, hidden snark, and logical experiments [24k WIP]

Tony uses logic to figure out the collar mechanics -- and then how to work within them to do the least unnecessary harm.

Content Warnings
Loki's in bad shape when he arrives, and the collar's not gonna make it easy to improve his situation. Also, due to the collar mechanics, the fic is heading toward mutual non-con.
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Tremble and Serve
Fan Comments
Whoa. Tony in this fic is a complete mental wreck, and I love it. I love how you've written him, the panic attacks, the cognitive dissonance, it's so tangible. It feels so terribly real, it's almost like I'm the one panicking.
I'm impressed how you invent new levels of complication for poor Tony! First he had to figure out what the hell was going on and how to communicate, and now he has to mind him own emotional state AND to try finding a proof that it's not an illusion. It's so good he has JARVIS to keep him sane.

Slavemaster Loki

I've read a handful of fics where Loki gets the upper hand in the war, but they almost exclusively showcase a darker Loki, one who's decidedly a villain and can't possibly be taken otherwise (plus or minus the redemption arc within the fic itself). This fic plays with that, in that Loki is presented in fairly positive terms... except that he's spent eight years warring against Earth and has taken a full dozen heroes into captivity. Be aware there's a significant Mood Whiplash at play.

My beloved captives, the war is over [43k WIP]

It takes eight long years, but Loki finally wins the invasion. He's managed to capture a dozen heroes; what does he plan to do with them?

The tone of the first chapter is considerably dark, compared to the overall tone of the fic; it's Tony's perspective on the last eight years of an unwinnable war. If the angst is too much for you, skip to the tail end (or even the second chapter) and move on. Rest assured that all of the characters that Tony thinks have died were instead captured by Loki. Once Tony's brought to Loki's lair, he learns a lot of things very fast, but it takes him a while to process them, and he's heavily traumatized.

The main story (from Tony's point of view) is told in the odd chapters; the even chapters are flashbacks to the capture of each of the heroes (more or less in reverse order; I skipped Rhodey because I didn't know him that well as a character).

Content Warnings
Eventual DubCon sex
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To the Victor, by Consent of the Spoils
Fan Comment
This is a very interesting concept. The way Loki is treating his prisoners could hardly be any better, and yet they are still prisoners. Loki seems to be incredibly reasonable and empathetic one-on-one, and yet he's waging a war on the entire Earth and keeping people as his "property" (even if he's not making them work yet). In so many ways, he seems like he must surely be a "good guy", and yet he explicitly and unapologetically isn't (and his prisoner-friends never forget it either). I'm very conflicted and enjoying it immensely :D
Side Fic: Coulson's POV [1400 WIP]

Coulson wakes to find he's become one of Loki's hostages. On the up side, a lot of people here were thought to have been killed.
And he's back in the role of Team Dad, more or less.

Content Warnings
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Glad to See You're Not Dead, Then (Now What?)
Fan Comment
I really love the interaction between Fury and Coulson here. No small talk, no bothering to argue, just back on mission.

For April Fools' Day 2021, I organized The Little Loki Swap, which was a bit smaller than I'd been hoping, but still wound up inspiring some awesome work. This is one of my two contributions:

Why am I suddenly hosting a dinner party? [1868]

Loki's hosting a dinner party and has no idea how he got there or who all these people are.

One of the key details here is that this particular Loki is very freedom-oriented, and would be horrified at what his alter-ego is doing here, and at what the characters have been forced to do during the war. If I do get around to expanding this fic, I'll be delving into his perspective on a lot of what's going on.

Note: The observations that this Loki makes about my characters are all canon to the fic -- this is a window into things that Tony will never experience in the main fic, but behind the scenes this is actually what's going on. Not counting Loki himself, of course, or how his actions here affect the others.

Content Warnings
Mention of child soldiers; I forget what else.
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Figuring Anonymities
Inspiration
This Loki is from Once Tamed by dendrite_blues
Fan Comments (found in base fic's comments section)
Eek! Yayayayayayay! Can't wait for more! How horrid it would be to not know what's going on and have someone blatantly hate you.
I was so happy when I reached the end of chapter 8 that there was one more to go! ‘Ok,’ I thought,’ the clifffhanger won’t be as bad when the meal is covered.’ 😩 the April fool’s chapter got me good!

Lighter and Comedic Fics

Fics that deal with Ships and/or sexuality, but with a light or nonserious tone.

What do you mean he's got fan sites [1600]

Tony arrranged the press conference to introduce Loki to the world; he didn't anticipate the obvious fallout.

Notably, this fic contains Aromantic Loki, Asexual Natasha, and Demiromantic Steve. Amid a world that turns every possible relationship into a sexual one.

Content Warnings
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Let the Ship Wars Begin
Fan Comments

"We’re all on the list.” the horror of being a character 😅

Came for some laughs, stayed for "we do a disservice to the whole of society when we keep affirming the idea that only romantic/sexual partners could possibly hold hands or sleep in the same bed." Seeing people defaulting to it IRL is borderline depressing.

Magic made them do it [1k]

Doctor Strange summons Loki for an unexpected reason.

Content Warnings
Dubious Consent (due to The Will of Magic). Non-Consensual Body Modification (also due to The Will of Magic).
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Magical Attraction
Fan Comments
And yassssss this is charming and funny and sweet and all kinds of lovely!
Well, magic wanted them to be horny and have a child together - mission accomplished... :3

And a new Fic Form I created: Rarepair Speed Dating, where you pair unusual characters in some fashion (doesn't need to be a date or even a Ship) but do multiple such pairings with short scenes. Here's one of my first offerings in this fic form: Bucky Barnes with Doctor Strange, Hogun, and Pietro (and plans for him to pair with Kraglin and Darcy).

Rarepair Speed Dating [1400 WIP]

Five quick scenes pairing unusual characters -- in this case, all with Bucky Barnes.

Content Warnings
Deals with some heavy topics, including war history, terrorism, and racism. Includes at least one slur that was common in the era Bucky came from.
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Rarepair Speed Dating: Bucky Barnes
Fan Comments
“You lost your arm during an act of bravery; I lost the use of my hands due to an act of hubris. Fascinating as the technology might be, it is a part of your being now; focusing on your physical attributes while ignoring your mind would make me a rather boorish date… and an inattentive host.”

Jotun shall never kill Jotun [2700 WIP]

It starts with a dead Thor and gets worse.

Definitely a "Don't Like? Don't Read" kind of tale. Covers some truly disturbing ground.

Content Warnings
Sadistic Choices (one deliberate, one by circumstances). Mutual Non-Con.
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Restoring the Balance / A Life Debt, Thrice Owed
Fan Comments
Oh, this is EXCELLENT. The dark setup, Loki's torment at Thor's death, and then the worldbuilding with the breeding and potions and magic. I love it! I hope you continue this wonderful story, I'm hooked on it like a drug!