series by Coneycat
is a series
of Crossover Fanfics
integrating the character Loki
from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
into the setting of the BBC show Being Human
. From the second story on, the Avengers
and other Marvel
characters such as several X-Men
, Doctor Strange
and the Fantastic Four
also show up.
You can find the series here
For now, it consists of the following installments:Monsters: A Thor and Being Human crossoverThe Loves and Hatreds of His Frightful HomeBrotherís KeeperAnd Your Little Cat, TooSink Or Swim
(One-shot)Clockworks and Cold SteelPhil Coulson Does Not Snuggle
(One-shot)The Wool-White, Bell-Tongued Ball of HolidaysLoki Odinson and the Hogwarts Housemates
(AU to the rest of the series)Lonely Way Back Home
The overarching storyline goes like this:
After letting go of the Bifrost at the end of Thor
, Loki lands on Midgard, to be exact in the dustbins of a certain home in Bristol
. He is taken in by the housemates Annie, Mitchell and George - who know a thing or two about what it means to feel like a monster - and in their care slowly works to overcome his issues of self-hate, destructiveness and loneliness. During that process he comes to realize that his magic can be of help against the various superpowered threats that Earth confronts occasionally. As Loki understands and accepts that he is needed and even loved, he develops the potential to be a genuinely good person.
Together with his British friends he gets involved with the Avengers (who form despite everything
), reconciles with his brother and family, and learns that sometimes, accepting to be different can make all the difference.In this way, the world gets saved from ancient evils, much action and fun and heartbreak is had by all, and you, the reader, will never look at rhinos with the same eyes again.
For tropes pertaining to the characters of Being Human
, see here
Tropes featured in these stories:
- A Friend in Need: A strong element in each story.
- All Myths Are True: Subverted. Loki finds it quite funny - and occasionally annoying - how creative humans get when spinning stories about him and his fellow 'gods'.
- This becomes a plot point in And Your Little Cat, Too when the witch Black Annis believes Thor to be a constant threat to Loki's wellbeing due to all the stories she's heard.
- Almighty Janitor: Well, Loki isnít omnipotent by a long stretch but he certainly is the most powerful janitor in the British Isles.
- And I Must Scream: What happens to Loki at the beginning of Brother's Keeper.
- Apologizes a Lot: Loki.
- And George, though Loki is usually more vocal about it.
- The Atoner: Have a guess.
- Back from the Dead: Loki, courtesy of Helblindi, in Brotherís Keeper.
- Background Magic Field: Itís less strong on Earth than it is on Asgard, which affects the amount of magic Loki can cast before getting exhausted.
- Badass in Distress: Captain America in the second story, Loki in the third, and Thor in the fourth.
- Becoming the Costume: Literally. Loki learns that even when all his magic is taken from him Ė which almost results in his death Ė he still doesnít take on his JŲtun form. His friends theorize that as heís a natural shapeshifter who's had his Asgardian appearance since he was a baby, it has now become his natural form.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Annie, and Loki, who after all works at a school.
- Big Brother Instinct: Thor's seems to grow the more his relationship with Loki improves.
- Big Damn Heroes
- Boisterous Bruiser: Thor, of course.
- Breather Episode: The whole of The Wool-White, Bell-Tongued Ball of Holidays, which is a Christmas Episode.
- Cool Down Hug: Applied on occasion.
- Group Hugs are frequent among the housemates as well.
- Cool Sword: The Loves And Hatreds Of His Frightful Home features Excalibur.
- Crying Wolf: Loki suffers quite a bit from this, due to being known as a Consummate Liar.
- Cute Kitten: Thor in And Your Little Cat, Too.
- As of the end of that story, Loki owns two.
- Defiant to the End
- Drunk with Power: Loki is in danger of becoming this when the native magic of England touches him. Luckily, he's strong enough to resist the temptation.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Justin Hammer happily participates in a world domination scheme but is shocked to discover the ringleader's a Nazi.
- Everythingís Better With Rhinos
- Fish out of Water: Very rarely, Loki proves that he is in fact this, when he doesn't know whether his friends are teasing him about things or not.
- Four-Man Band
- Gender Bender: Once, on Loki's part of course. Contrary to how most other fanfics handle it, he doesn't really enjoy it. Combined with Disguised in Drag, as he shapeshifts into Maria Hill to infiltrate the conspiracy she's (apparently) involved with.
- Genre Savvy: All the Housemates including Loki mercifully are this.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Attempted by Stark and Fury on Loki, who fortunately knows the technique from TV.
- Good Feels Good: What Loki learns over the course of the first story.
- Good Is Not Nice: Abounds all around.
- Hidden Badass: All the housemates (though one of them only on the night of the full moon).
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Loki can put things - for example, spell books - in a private inter-dimensional stash and retrieve them when needed.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Loki really enjoys life with his housemates, his janitor job, and not being the center of cosmic or supernatural attention. Naturally, trouble still finds him more often than not, and he gradually learns to accept the fights that come his way. Not that he'll ever enjoy the attention.
- I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Loki's immediate reaction upon meeting Scamp the Church Grim in Clockworks and Cold Steel.
- I Shall Taunt You
- Identity Amnesia: Captain America in The Loves And Hatreds Of His Frightful Home.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: In Brother's Keeper, Loki constantly reminds himself not to feel sorry for Justin Hammer.
- Let's Get Dangerous
- Living Lie Detector: Loki, due to being a Consummate Liar himself. The ability comes in handy when the housemates are dealing with Owen.
- Love Redeems: Did it ever.
- Not Quite Dead: The Red Skull in Brotherís Keeper.
- Not So Different: As it turns out, Loki and Tony Stark are this for a couple of reasons - mainly, their daddy issues.
- Also Loki and Steve Rogers concerning their bad memories with cold surroundings.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Loki successfully does this in Monsters to fool some vampires.
- Odd Friendship: A ghost, a vampire and a werewolf sharing a house - Being Human canon. Now, when you throw an alien sorcerer into the mix, the weirdness factor reaches a whole new level ...
- Oh Crap: In The Loves and Hatreds of His Frightful Home, when Loki and George realize that the panicky young man the latter picked up in the forest is actually Captain America.
- Power Nullifier: A plot point in Brother's Keeper.
- The Power Of Trust / The Power of Friendship: The reason Loki becomes a more positive, more confident and generally much better person. As planned by Odin.
- Primal Fear: Both Captain America and Loki have to go though this.
- Refuge in Audacity: Generally creeps up whenever Loki feels the need for rhinos.
- Relationship Upgrade: Annie and Loki in Clockworks and Cold Steel.
- Retcon: In the beginning of Brother's Keeper, Maria Hill is a Knight Templar and Doctor Strange is indifferent to the torture he witnesses For Science! They're really Skrull impostors—well, Dire Wraith impostors—but author commentary indicates they began at face value.
- Running Gag: Threatening to get the water bottle (which is used to startle Loki out of his occasional dark and self-loathing moods).
- And the mobile ringtones Loki has set for each of his friends.
- And Loki's rhinos.
- Shout-Out: When Loki changes back from a dog form to his usual self his hair changes last and briefly takes on the appearance of blond curls.
- Spot of Tea: But of course.
- Supernatural Sensitivity: Loki is able to literally smell magic around him, whether itís active or residual.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Loki has this for Mordred. After all, the two are not so different.
- Team Dad: Funnily, Loki has his moments in later stories.
- Those Two Guys: Trevor and Patrick, of the school boy variety.
- True Companions: Annie, Mitchell, George and Loki. It's quite beautiful really.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: One of Lokiís trademark abilities. Its possible drawbacks are commented upon.
- Wild Magic: The Background Magic Field seems to sometimes behave this way in specific places. This kind of magic can use a sorcerer like Loki to exercise its will.
- You Are Not Alone
- You Can See Me?: How the ghost Annie knows right on meeting Loki that he has something supernatural about him. People not sensitive to magic can also see Annie as long as they have physical contact with Loki.