'''The Toasterverse''' is a series of {{Film/TheAvengers}} fan fictions by [[http://scifigrl47.tumblr.com/ tumblr]] and [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/scifigrl47/pseuds/scifigrl47 archive of our own]] user Scifigrl47.

The main storyline is titled, collectively, [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/18228 "In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends (But His Family Was Assigned by Nick Fury)"]]:

->1) Some Things Souldn't Be A Chore
->2) Ordinary Workplace Hazards, Or SHIELD and OSHA Aren't On Speaking Terms
->3) Four (Or Five) Reasons for Kidnapping Tony Stark
->4) Dating the Long Way Around
->5) Things Unseen (That Are Captured on Film)
->6) Hollow Your Bones Like a Bird's

Scifigrl has also written a series of somewhat less connected stories in [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/18869 "Phil Coulson's Case Files of the Toasterverse"]]:

->1) Phil Coulson Is Not the Avengers' Public Relations Manager
->2) Phil Coulson Does Not Bake (and The Avengers Do Not Shop At IKEA Anymore)
->3) Phil Coulson Is Not a SHIELD Recruiter (Except for Special Cases)
->4) Phil Coulson Can't Keep the Avengers Out of Medical
->5) SHIELD Has Paperwork for Everything
** Gorgeously illustrated by [[http://rascalparadyne.tumblr.com/tagged/scifigrl47 Rascalparadyne]] and coloured by [[http://saranoh.tumblr.com/tagged/scifigrl47 Saranoh]]
->6) Phil Coulson Doesn't Take Attendance
->7) Phil Coulson Is Not The Avengers' Matchmaker (Or Their Style Consultant)
->8) Ghosts of Christmas Memory
->9) Phil Coulson Doesn't Work For Stark Industries
->10) The Best of Life and Asgard
->11) Discussions in Dynamic Relationships
->12) Extracurricular Activities
->13) Phil Coulson Wasn't Grown in a Lab (He Has a Mom)
->14) The Avengers' Calender
->15) Phil Coulson Knows Tony Stark's Super Villain Name
->16) Diplomatic Relations and Intelligence Failures

The review for Some Things Shouldn't Be A Chore, on the Avengers fic rec page, reads:

* ''Pairings:'' Steve/Tony, but mostly slow burning pre-slash for most of it. Clint/Coulson, too, which is much more explicit.
* ''Synopsis:'' Tony builds himself friends, and gets assigned a family. It's so much more than that, really, but there's no way to explain it any further without giving away too much.
* ''Comments:'' It's the single most hilarious, touching, and well-written fanfic this troper has ever read. If it gets any better it may qualify for better than cannon status, and considering the movie it's based on, that's a real honor. Seriously, if you love the Avengers you will love this fic."
and that doesn't just apply to the one story.
This 'verse is reknowned for it's humour, emotion, and strong original characters.

'''Tropes for the entire 'verse include:'''
* AbusiveParents: Tony and Clint, in keeping with canon.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Tony has been known to install A.I. in things he's making without realizing it. So far the only casualty has been the one-sided war of the toaster versus the bread-maker.
* AllInTheManual: Tumblr hosts many of Scifigrl's [[http://scifigrl47.tumblr.com/headcanons headcanons]]
* ArmyOfLawyers: At one point, Tony threatens to unleash this on Nick Fury.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Many times in many ways. Notably when the whole team gangs up on someone harassing one of them.
* BattleCouple: Steve/Tony and Clint/Coulson, fairly predictably.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Steve and Tony. Until it simply because sexual tension.
* BerserkButton: Don't hurt Dummy. Don't hurt any of the Avengers. Definitely don't hurt Coulson. All of this will get you into a world of hurt.
** Don't mention Howard Stark around Tony, and don't ''ever'' compare the two.
* BigDamnKiss: Cap and Tony, FINALLY, towards the end of Four (Or Five) Reasons
* CannotSpitItOut: Both Steve/Tony and Clint/Coulson get this. Both get better.
* CampGay: Played with in the OC of Drew. He's pretty obviously gay, but is also a good enough shot with a rifle to impress ''Hawkeye.''
* Chekhov'sGun: The fact that the Roombas search for messes on their own, what Tony brings back from "Bartonia," the protection Clint got from Frigga in "Hollow Your Bones," and several other things come back to become more important points.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Tony's time in the middle east comes back in the Why Tony and Clint Joke About “Standard Torture Resistance Training” headcanon.
* CombatPragmatist: Clint and Natasha in physical battles, obviously, but Steve shows a decided distaste for fighting fair in mental battles.
* CoolPet: Everyone but Coulson treats the Roombas as this.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: One villain who's turned himself into a living dust cloud gets sucked up by an army of sentient, flying Roombas.
* DeadpanSnarker: Clint, Coulson, and Tony all have varying levels of this, with Coulson as the king.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Tony, frequently, especially when sleep-deprived.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Clint does this quite a bit during "Hollow Your Bones" and Tony has a lot of it before he learns to open up to the team.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: It's something of a RunningGag that Steve doesn't really get how very attractive the Serum made him.
* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Once they get past their issues, anyway.
* {{Gaslighting}}: Tony does a good-natured version to Steve by making up fake food products--completely with professionally-produced jingles, boxes, and ''advertising campaigns.''
* GenkiGirl: Darcy, oh-so-much.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Averted. Frigga in "Hollow Your Bones" is compassionate, humane, and feels deep sorrow at Loki's role in Coulson's death.
* GoodIsNotDumb: Not on a team that includes Phil Coulson, Tony Stark, and Bruce Banner. "Good is Not Emotionally Well-Adjusted" might be more accurate.
* GuiltComplex: Both Tony and Clint have shades of this.
* HeroicBSOD: Clint gets a heartbreakingly-realistic one in "Hollow Your Bones Like A Bird's," and Tony gets a couple smaller ones in the various stories, most notably in "Some Things Shouldn't Be A Chore".
* [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood Hilariously Abusive Childhood, Young Adulthood, And Adulthood Before The Avengers]]: Tony, naturally. Plot point.
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Tony is forced to do this for a while, thanks to Steve. (See InnocentInnuendo, below.)
* InnocentInnuendo: Twice, and Steve is responsible both times. Once, when the candy he's eating ends up looking a lot like he's covered in a certain byproduct of sex, and a second time when he shows off his ability to tie a cherry stem in a knot…with his tongue.
* LighterAndSofter: Swings between this and DarkerAndEdgier in relation to the main canon. On one hand, you have flying roombas, lots of comedy, and some seriously sweet scenes between the main characters. On the other hand, you have in-depth and realistic explorations of a suicidal-level HeroicBSOD, several characters with (again, realistic) PTSD, and the fact that the series is quite open about the fact that none of the Avengers is exactly the picture of mental health.
* ManlyGay: Coulson, Steve, Tony, and Clint. (Though all four are more properly bisexual.)Shawn, kind of, as well.
* MemeticBadass: Coulson, in-universe. He even has a series of conspiracy sites dedicated to him, including one that claims he's the secret president of the U.S.
* MindRape: Clint's HeroicBSOD in "Hollow Your Bones" is partly due to getting this from Loki in the movie.
* NamedWeapons: Mostly avoided, but Clint has three bows that are named for the Fates of Greek mythology.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Tony, twice. Once when he blows the news of Coulson's survival early and nearly sends Clint catatonic; and once when the big dinner he has planned for Jane Foster's arrival in New York just completely overwhelms her.
* TheNicknamer: Tony, mostly, as per canon. Clint, too.
* NoodleIncident: Budapest, whatever the Avengers did once they got on camera in "Public Relations Manager", and a couple of other minor ones that get thrown around.
* OneSteveLimit: Literally!
* OnlySaneMan: Coulson and Steve, frequently. When Coulson starts losing his patience and/or temper…
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Tony, full stop, usually to Steve's horror.
* OutOfTheFryingPan: "Reasons For Kidnapping Tony Stark" does this to Tony, with every escape from a bad situation leading him into a worse one.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Clint's sudden shift to super-professional and closed-off in "SHIELD Has Paperwork for Everything" tips Coulson and Natasha off to the fact that something is seriously wrong. In "Four (or Five) Reasons" Tony suddenly chaning demeanor over the phone tips Steve off to the fact that something's really wrong.
* ThePatientHasLeftTheBuilding: Every single Avenger save Steve ''hates'' SHIELD's medical wing. Coulson typically has to threaten Clint and Natasha to get them to even see a doctor.
* PreciousPuppy: the Avengers and Puppies headcanon.
* PunyEarthlings: Averted by Thor, who thinks that all of these Midgardian customs and inventions are ''amazing.'' Frigga in "Hollow Your Bones" also has a healthy respect for Earthlings in general and Clint in particular.
* RealMenHateSugar: Unquestionably turned on it's head. Thor is the one who discovers the magic of the jammy cookie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Coulson, usually. Steve, almost always. Fury, on occasion, though he's usually more the MagnificentBastard and TheChessmaster.
* RunningGag: The workshop 'bots, the Roombas, Clint and the air vents, Steve's InnocentInnuendo and the general uncontrollability of the Avengers. To name a few.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: A flying roomba is present as possible SHIELD interns recieve their paperwork. If they can't handle the roomba, they are shown the door.
* SeriesMascot: Mr. Fantastic, Dummy, and Calcifer, simultaneously
* ShoutOut: All the time. [[Anime/HowlsMovingCastle Calcifer]] the toaster in particular. Expanded upon in the "Natasha and Star Wars/Phil and Howl's Moving Castle" headcanon
* ShroudedInMyth: Clint, Natasha, and Coulson's histories have elements of this. Frequently played for laughs.
* StuffedInTheFridge: Avoided. In fact, Natasha, Pepper, Darcy, and Jane are among the most level-headed and emotionally-healthy members of the main and supporting cast. If something awful is going to happen, it will happen to one of the ''guys''.
* TakeThat: Let's just say that Mr. Fantastic is not well liked in the Toasterverse.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Both played with and averted. Most of the team simply has too many trust issues to go to the therapists offered, but Clint is forced into going to therapy during "Hollow Your Bones," and is greatly helped by it.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tony loves coffee and Pop-Tarts. Steve adores the old Valomilk candies, with hilarious results.
* TwiceShy: Cap and Tony
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: On his own time, without telling any of his team, Tony goes off and [[spoiler:donates money to community colleges and helps kids build epic lego dinosaurs.]]