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
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Installments in the series (so far)
- Monsters: A Thor and Being Human crossover (Also found here)
Loki falls to Midgard, where he learns there is more than one way to cope with being a monster.
- The Loves and Hatreds of His Frightful Home (Also found here)
Loki has been living quietly in Totterdown, Bristol, for some time when his brother and the Avengers learn of malicious supernatural activity in the area. Initial suspicion falls upon Loki, and he and his housemates find themselves working to prove Loki's innocence, repair his relationship with Thor, and incidentally deal with a threat from the mists of time.
- Brotherís Keeper (Also found here)
Nick Fury has been replaced as director of SHIELD, and under new leadership the agency is secretive, paranoid, and making bad decisions. Loki's gone missing, and Thor is more concerned with looking for his brother than fighting supervillains.
The two situations turn out to be connected, in complicated ways that embroil the brothers, the Bristol housemates, and the Avengers in a web of intrigue that reaches across realms. The question is, how many superheroes (and their friends) does it take to change a lightbulb — or the fate of the world?
- And Your Little Cat, Too (Also found here)
All Thor wanted to do was pay a visit to his little brother in Bristol. Surely he could do that without attracting the wrong kind of magical attention. Right? Wrong.
- Sink Or Swim (One-shot, also found here)
Bristol is in the middle of a heat wave, even the dead housemates are uncomfortable, George won't come out of the basement, and Mitchell has decided a trip to the beach is in order. Loki, however, has never learned how to swim in his own form, and doesn't much want to. (One-shot)
- Clockworks and Cold Steel (Also found here)
There is more than one beginning to any story. This one, it is true, started when a young soldier, alone in a wood in France, encountered monsters.
But it began again when another young man, on holiday in Scotland, went for a walk at the full of the moon.
When, on a dark night in an unfamiliar house, a young woman fell on a flight of stairs.
And once more, when a lost and desperate creature let go of the end of a spear.
These were the beginnings of the larger story, but within it there were others. This one began with a newspaper article, a faulty boiler, and a cup of tea in a snack bar.
- Phil Coulson Does Not Snuggle (One-shot, also found here)
From a norsekink prompt requesting Loki and Coulson, snuggling. So that's pretty much what this is!
- The Wool-White, Bell-Tongued Ball of Holidays (Also found here)
Loki and his Bristol housemates do not usually celebrate holidays. Thor is clueless about Midgardian observances. And the Avengers are pretty much a bunch of outcasts without families to celebrate with. Tony Stark has a plan to change all that.
- Loki Odinson and the Hogwarts Housemates (AU to the rest of the series, also found here)
Loki Odinson, younger son of a high official in the Ministry for Magic, has never had a real friend and hopes that will change when he starts his first year at Hogwarts. Then he learns something that makes even that hope seem impossible.
- Lonely Way Back Home (WIP, also found here)
Written for a prompt on Norsekink asking for a universe-swap involving canon/god!Loki involuntarily changing places with a much saner, supernatural but not-a-god!Loki. It's also a crossover with The Avengers, in an unfriendly way!
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.
- Alternate Universe: A plot point in Lonely Way Back Home.
- 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, Thor in the fourth, and Loki again in the latest story.
- 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.
- Confirmed and expanded on in Lonely Way Back Home.
- 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.
- Break the Cutie: In Lonely Way Back Home, this happened to Avengers!Loki before the story starts, and happens to Housemates!Loki over the course of the story.
- 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
- Determinator: Coulson.
- Disney Death: Loki near the end of Brother's Keeper
- 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.
- The Dying Walk: This happens to Loki in Brother's Keeper due to the particular nature of the curse that was based on the Norse Myth about Thor fighting Jormungandr and how death would follow nine steps after defeating the giant serpent. So when Loki wins the fight, he starts to walk...
- 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.
- Five-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.
- 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.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: In The Loves and Hatreds of His Frightful Home.
- Interdimensional Travel Device: Dr. Strange devises one for Coulson's and Mitchell's universe hopping in Lonely Way Back Home in the form of a smart phone app.
- I Shall Taunt You
- 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.
- Also Loki as a janitor- Supernatural where the trickster, who turns out to be Loki, was acting as a janitor to serve out just desserts- whether intentional or not.
- Dunlap (and possibly Doctor Strange) are Lord of the Rings fans.
- 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.