Fanfic / Child of the Storm

A story by Nimbus Llewelyn that started on a What If? In this case, what would happen if Thor had been incarnated as James Potter, as a first run on that humility thing?

Oh, and after he died, he went mad with grief in a form of Gone Horribly Right combined with Gone Horribly Wrong, and Odin had to wipe his memories. Then, those memories were restored by Loki in Harry Potter's Third Year at Hogwarts.

So far, the answer appears to be a world of strange hijinks, constant snarking, lots of badassery, evil plots, Loads and Loads of Characters, creepy super zombies, an even creepier Necromancer, and Loki's incredible coffee making skills.

Manages to take a Marty Stuish Wish Fulfillment based premise (Harry gets a Really Royalty Reveal) and turn it into something (so far) pretty good, largely by exploring the Butterfly Effect: while Harry is far better protected, loved, and supported, it creates issues that weren't there before, both personally for Harry and on a far grander scale for the rest of the universe. Notable negative repercussions include the deaths of Arthur Weasley and Luna Lovegood.

Notable for its epic World Building in a fashion somewhat reminiscent of The Last Son series (but, arguably, far beyond in scale) (which Word of God has credited as part of the inspiration for the fic), along with SmallvilleX: Evolution. Also credited are Smallville and X-Men: Evolution, in that it takes a similar concept of a young person discovering their powers and the issues that come with them.

In short: A Patchwork Fic that is both Denser and Wackier and Darker and Edgier.

There are also constant hints by Llewelyn that he has the entire series mapped out. Equally, there are constant hints that he's constantly changing his mind and adding things in at the last minute (like major characters), meaning that it's not uncommon for something definitively stated in an A/N to be contradicted ten chapters later. The general consensus seems to be that the broad framework is laid out, but the details are subject to change.

He's also friends with the authors of The Magic of Torchwood and De Aged, crediting the former as a key beta/source of advice and the latter as an invaluable source of scientific expertise.

Now has a completed twoshot spinoff, Chaos Reigns, which elaborates on a Noodle Incident that Wanda mentions in chapter 62 about her and Harry Dresden kicking demon arse together.

The first book was finished in July 2016 (clocking at 80 chapters and 821,705 words), and a first look into Book II — Ghosts of the Past, dealing with most of the summer after Harry's third year — was simultaneously posted. It is ongoing.

Also, a reading, the first chapter of which can be found here.

Child Of The Storm contains examples of the following tropes:

Ghosts of the Past contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Adaptational Badass: Voldemort quickly establishes that he's a lot more dangerous than his canon counterpart.
    • As of the update, Barty Crouch Junior has been upgraded as The Dragon to Voldemort. A sign of things to come, probably.
  • Batman Gambit: Voldemort has Crouch send up the Dark Mark during the fight at the World Cup, knowing that its reputation will cause panic and confusion among the heroes and assembled allies.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Harry and Voldemort have a couple of these during their fight at the World Cup. The first one ends in a draw due to Harry's raw power going up against Voldemort's skill and willingness to use Harry's friends as hostages. The second, without hostages, ends with Harry overwhelming Voldemort, forcing him to flee.
  • Call Back: When Voldemort first reveals himself to Harry by turning Carol and Uhtred into People Puppets, he has them reiterate his comments to Harry from Philosopher's Stone about power and morality. This is actually what clues Harry into what's happening.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Avengers/MI13 vs the Death Eaters and Harry vs Voldemort Round 2.
  • The Dragon: Barty Crouch Junior.
  • The Dreaded: Voldemort.
    • Wisdom functions as this to the British Ministry. One of the main reasons Fudge hasn't been replaced is because no one wants to go up against him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Voldemort, who acts friendly and polite in an urbane sort of way in the midst of making some of the most horrific threats imaginable.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Voldemort uses his enhanced psychic powers to make Carol, Pepper, Diana, Jane, Uhtred, and the Twins swap minds, as part of his messing with Harry at the World Cup.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Harry, after being forced to Mind Rape five Death Eaters to protect his friends. His dad talks him out of it.
  • Kick the Dog: Voldemort spends pretty much his entire appearance in chapter 2 doing this or winding up to do so.
  • Les Yay: In-Universe, Carol notes that Diana has 'got an eyeful' of her once or twice.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Harry, when finally pushed to his limit in chapter 2 by Voldemort.
    All right, Voldemort. If this is the way you want it... Time for Round Two.
  • Mind Over Manners: One of the most horrifying parts of chapter 2 is Voldemort's demonstration of what a complete lack of this can be like and Harry having to give up his fanatical devotion to this trope and Mind Rape the Death Eaters into his People Puppets to protect his friends isn't far behind.
  • Mind Rape: Voldemort. Frequently.
    • Harry, directly to the five Death Eaters left under Voldemort's control and indirectly to every single living person with a Dark Mark. It leaves him literally retching.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Carol's swimsuit in the first chapter has the same design as her comicbook counterpart's most famous costume. It also gets a bit meta when you take into account that the author has frequently called it a swimsuit.
    • In Chapter 3, Diana is shown wearing blue shorts and a red shirt, the same colour design as Wonder Woman's iconic outfit.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Harry, after the extremes he went to in order to beat the Death Eaters at the World Cup with his powers.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: When Strange arrives at the end of chapter 2, it's apparently right after fighting off an attempted invasion of Earth by Dormammu. As in, he's scorched and his clothing is still smoking.
  • Oh Crap!: Naturally, everyone's reaction to the appearance of the Dark Mark and Voldemort announcing his return.
  • People Puppets: Voldemort enjoys this trick, using it on Pepper, Jane, Uhtred, Diana, the Twins and Carol, as well as the six Death Eaters he sends after the others. The latter actually works against him, since one person controlling six is notably less effective than those six operating on their own, and his casual allusion to how he does it clues Harry in to what's happening and allows him to override Voldemort's control, destroying the Death Eaters' minds in the process.
  • Pool Scene: In the first chapter.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Diana has taken to wearing her classic red and blue colours.
  • Psychic Nosebleed: Harry gives Voldemort one during their first psychic duel. Shortly after, when Voldemort mentally attacks Betsy to remove her from play, she gets a worse one - and Loki, who'd been checking on her, gets a nasty migraine (albeit mostly as a side effect).
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Voldemort.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Wisdom gives one to Amos Diggory for how poorly the Ministry handled the remaining Death Eaters at the end of the last war, citing the current crisis on letting so many of them slip away.
    • Voldemort gives Harry two short ones, first reiterating his power and morality speech from Philosopher's Stone, then on the obvious nature of his attempt to call on Betsy for help, which ends up with Voldemort giving her an aneurysm.
  • Shout-Out: Harry and Carol's psychic therapy session in the first chapter is straight out of "The Girl in the Fireplace".
  • Shipper on Deck: Bruce is this, in regards to Harry/Carol.
    Bruce Banner They're not romantic but I figured that they'd gone through too much to be friends.
  • Ship Tease: Harry and Carol, full stop.
  • Sleep Cute: After Harry gives Carol some late night psychic therapy, they fall asleep in her bed, where Natasha finds them the next morning.
    • After the terrifying events of Chapter 2, Harry, Carol, Diana and Uhtred all curl up together in the same bed for comfort.
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: Happy at one point reflects on Obadiah Stane as a "traitorous bastard" who wasn't worth the dirt piled on top of his grave.
  • Stress Vomit: Harry, as part of his Heroic B.S.O.D./My God, What Have I Done? moment in chapter 2, dry heaving even after there's nothing left.
  • Tempting Fate: Harry, at the end of the first chapter, which gets lampshaded by the Lemony Narrator.
  • Ultimate Job Security: Of a sort. According to Loki, the only reason Fudge is still Minister after everything that happened on his watch is because no one else wants to have to deal with cleaning up his mess or the encroaching power of MI13 - specifically, with Wisdom, for whom watching Fudge squirm is one of his few pleasures in life.
  • Vampiric Draining: Voldemort seems to have learned how to do this to anyone and everyone from Selene.
  • Villain Exit Stage Left: Voldemort flees from the World Cup as soon as he learns everything he can from his fight with Harry, Crouch too.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wisdom. Thor notes that while he sympathises with Wisdom's goals, the sheer scale of his ambition and his frequently vicious methods unsettle him.