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Fanficrecs: The Avengers
Proof that the remaining 10% is worth avenging here:

These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fan Fics, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be zapped. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be. —-

Authors and Websites

Scifigrl47
  • Recommended by Ramber
  • Comments: Scifigrl47 is an amazing writer, the majority of which is slash but her plots are well executed, planting innocent objects around her scene so nonchalantly, you barely realized that a major turning point of the story had just passed.
    The major aspects of her prose that I adore is the feeling of family and unity a bunch of oddballs and outcasts get to experience. The most hated part of her writing unfortunately would have to be woobie!Tony, He's just so hurt and messed up inside I always tear up when I read Some Things Shouldn't Be a Chore it's part of the In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends (But His Family Was Assigned by Nick Fury) series which also extends to the Phil Coulson's Case Files of the Toasterverse series.
    Seriously, if you're looking for an adventure packed epic length fics filled will humour and warmth this author is it.

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  • valtyr
    • Recommended by carzla
    • Comments: valtyr writes fics for The Avengers from 616-universe to Ultimates to Marvel Adventures and movie-verse. They're all largely slash of the Steve/Tony variety but her writing distinguishes every iteration of Steve and Tony in the multiverse from their counterparts, so even if you didn't notice before, you'll know which universe you're reading about through her characterizations. Also, her longer, plotty fics are a joy to read. The first Avengers fic I read has been recommended below, Secrets of a Successful Marriage, and everything else she has written will definitely appeal to someone.

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  • American Captain
    • Recommended by Nightsky
    • Comments: Ongoing comic series in which Steve Rogers tries to adjust to his new life. It's not always easy. Scratch that—it's not ever easy, but Steve still has to sort through his issues—his survivor guilt, his PTSD, his alienation from all he ever knew, his mixed feelings about SHIELD—and navigate his relationships with his colleagues, alleviated only by his friends and the occasional good day. Heartbreakingly good.

    Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

    The Affairs of Wizards by Pluma Desatada
    • Recommended by Cinnigan
    • Status:Complete
    • pairings: Frostiron
    • Synopsis: Tony Stark, playboy billionaire genius, is the CEO of the world's number one manufacturer of Anti-Psionic technology, like his father before him, and his grandfather before that. Loki Olson, a warlock raised by the staunchest supporter of anti-magic regulation, dreams of a better future where he no longer is a fugitive hunted by the government, and fights to make it happen.
    • Comments: An AU fic with a very good plot and extremely good characterisation. Actually follows the plot of the movies quite well, given it's obvious AU-ness. The pairing is frostiron, but this is a well told story as much as it is a shipping fic . Definitely worth a read.
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  • Don't Call Us, We'll Call You by Vana Jedi
    • Recommended by gondorianAssassin
    • Status: Work in progress, four or five chapters left, updates slowly.
    • Pairings: None.
    • Synopsis: Fury forces the Avengers to hold job interviews for a new position.
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  • Syrgja by Lady Charity
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Loki/Natasha
    • Synopsis: None of this was supposed to happen. SHIELD wasn't supposed to find Thor and Loki on Earth three years after the battle. Loki wasn't supposed to be a silent shadow of who he once was. And the Avengers...weren't ever meant to have to endure the madness that would follow. "Cry, Loki. Cry."
    • Warnings: Violence, Vague Non-con.
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  • Daktoa for One by Ordis
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: He doesn't know why he is standing here in front of the prisoner, trying to persuade it to eat. If it does not deserve what it has, it killed thousands. Refused them the Tesseract and forced them into a war they never wanted. It deserves no mercy. And yet, here he is. ll Inspired by Lady Charity's 'Syrgja'.
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  • Drown by Ordis
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Three months after Operation Avengers all is well. Or is it? When Steve and Tony hack into SHIELD to find missing weapons shipments they find more than they bargained for in the form of a prisoner who should, by rights, have been sent to Asgard long ago.
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  • Inverted Perceptions by archangelraphaelsdaughter
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Compelete
    • Synopsis: Compare and Contrast the Following, Part I. While Loki is imprisoned in the aftermath of his defeat, a foreign disc arrives on the Helicarrier and the Avengers watch Loki's degeneration. The Avengers watch the movie 'Thor'. Now, in knowing Loki, they begin to wonder at the motivation for his most recent actions, and who else was involved in directing the Chitauri army.
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  • Enlightening Nuances by archangelraphaelsdaughter
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Compare and Contrast the Following, Part II. With Loki now living in Stark Tower and working with the Avengers and SHIELD in explaining his magic, another mysterious disc arrives so to clarify the Other's actions and Thanos' goals. The Avengers watch MARVEL'S 'The Avengers'. Further prepared for their enemy, they work to protect Loki from the consequences of his actions.
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  • In Which JARVIS Is Mistaken For by EnglandBabe1997
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: This will be a series of one-shots (probably short ones), in which JARVIS is mistaken for something else. Please feel free to send in ideas.
    • Tag: Humour.
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  • Avengers and Videogames What do the Avengers do in their spare time? Play videogames of course! Read through as they try a selection of games. Chaos ensues! (Story better than summary) Real Life Video Games One-shot rewards for the reviewers of Avengers and Videogames. The Avengers play real life video games! Avengers and Movies Things have started winding down. For team bonding, the Avengers decide to watch movies. Chaos ensues! Avengers and Pranks by Melting Angels
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Tag: Humour.
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  • Glorious Purr by PurpleMoon3
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Compelete
    • Synopsis: In which AVENGERS goes far, far differently and Loki has grown himself cat ears and tail while in the VOID.
    • Tag: Humour.
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  • The World Without by mikey magee
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Loki is gone, and all the nine realms are safe. But is a world without the Trickster really a place to live in? What happens when the peace they all wanted slowly turns on them, and the only one who can save them is the one who no longer is.
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  • Life in Reverse by Min Daae
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Home is where you make it. Or, the AU where Loki falls to Earth after Thor, wanders around trying to work out what to do with himself, and somehow ends up working for SHIELD. Mostly because supervillains are so plebian.
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  • The Spaces Between by Min Daae
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Status: Compelete
    • Synopsis: There's a theory that goes that there's a universe created for every possible choice you make in life. Loki's made a lot of choices. He could make a lot more. Or, the one where Loki wanders through A Us of his life and it starts messing with his head.
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  • Epilogue by Alis Dee(dee)
    • Recommended by Aethyria
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: None (for this part, anyway)
    • Synopsis: Post-Avengers "What If...?" based on the question: What if, instead of sending the defeated Loki back to Asgard, S.H.I.E.L.D. had kept him instead?
    • Comments: The first part of the Agent Loki: International Man of Mayhem series. Written in 2nd Person POV, this is totally a fic all Avengers fans should read and it is definitely one of my favorites.
    • This series has its own TV Tropes page.
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  • Loki and the Penguin Liberation Front by LulaMadison
    • Recommended by CasualBanshee, Ellawenna
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: None
    • Synopsis: Penguins in zoos all over the world suddenly vanish. The Avengers are sent to investigate.
    • Tags: Humor, crack.
    • Comments: Though this is a crackfic, it doesn't diminish the quality of the writing or humor whatsoever. Guaranteed to at least raise a few chuckles.
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  • You'll Find the Bright Places by Black Eyed Girl
    • Recommended by Zephyr7
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Fury temples his fingers together. �Tell me how this started?� Phil tries to give a reasonable report of today's incident. As he spent most of his day trying to keep grade-school aged versions of his team away from a team of gunmen, he has only limited success.
    • Comments: An absolutely adorable and awesome kidfic where Papa Wolf Coulson has to make sure his little charges are kept safe while he takes care of those coming after them.
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  • Dopplegangers by nom*stars
    • Recommended by Zephyr7, Ellawenna, Pthalo
    • Status: Complete
    • Synoposis: Steve makes the mistake of taking Thor to the zoo. Tony makes the mistake of buying nine penguins. Everyone else thinks they�ve made the mistake of joining the Avengers in the first place
    • Comments: The Avengers and penguins together are an instant win. Thor naming all the penguins with variations of Tony's name was hilarious, as well as the rest of the Avengers' reaction to the whole thing.
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  • Winter is Coming (Just Not to Malibu) by Anon
    • Recommended by Newt, USA Bobcat
    • Status: Complete
    • Synoposis: Tony becomes obsessed with Game of Thrones
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  • Paranoid by TheSweetSerenity
    • Recommended by VictoriaWrites
    • Status: On Hiatus
    • Pairings: Pepper/Tony
    • Synopsis: They called him paranoid. Pepper preferred the term cautious.
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  • Every Denny's in America by Sookie Starchild
    • Recommended by: Oris, Ellawenna, caughtbluehanded
    • Status: Oneshot, Complete
    • Pairings: None
    • Synopsis: Thor and Steve are definitely not hiding in a Denny's restaurant. Because Thor doesn't hide and Steve doesn't run away from his problems.
    • Comments: A very fun little bro!fic for Thor and Steve.
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  • In Which The Avengers Take Exception to the Army Meddling In Their Affairs by megster
    • Recommended by Victoria Writes, Melek, Ellawenna
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Clint/Natasha (kinda platonic)
    • Synopsis: General Ross decides to take on the Avengers. The Avengers decide to take down General Ross.
    • Comments: Because the Avengers are protective of Bruce.
      • This whole series is worth taking a look at, especially if you're a fan of Team!Fic.
  •  1 reviews
  • Body to Body by quijonejinn
    • Recommended by Victoria Writes
    • Status: Oneshot
    • Pairings: Pepper/Steve
    • Synopsis: In March, Steve goes home to his old neighborhood.
    • Comments: A very sweet, non-angsty, Steve-centric fic about him adjusting to his new life and finding a place for himself in 2012.
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  • Simply Indispensable by spockside
    • Recommended by Victoria Writes, Mooncinder, Ellawenna
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: In which bullies from Darcy's school days take up where they left off, unaware of the team that now has her back.
    • Comments: It's a good hurt/comfort, but characterization choices leave it very YMMV.
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  • Amateur Theatrics by galaxysoup
    • Recommended by Victoria Writes
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: In which Thor�s primary problem-solving method (a mighty blow from Mjlnir) fails to have the desired effect on a magical artifact, and his secondary method (a mightier blow from Mjlnir) proves to be actively disastrous.
    • Comments: A sweet-hearted and sincere fic involving a surprisingly complex kid!Loki and the Avengers' unsure attempts to help him fix a magic spell gone ridiculously wrong.
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  • Forcible Redemption by Sarah1281
    • Recommended by Lucia Malpense
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Loki had given a lot of thought to what his punishment might be but this one might be the worst of all. Apparently he was going to be redeemed. By THOR. That was such a bad idea it was painful. Where was an abyss to be thrown into when you needed it?
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  • It's All In The Mind by inukagome15
    • Recommended by Lucia Malpense, Melek
    • Pairings: Some Tony/Steve at the end.
    • Status: Complete, with sequel.
    • Synopsis: Tony is 100% normal. Tony is not a mutant. Tony is Iron Man. Tony is an Avenger. Tony...is just fooling himself.
    • Comments: A beautiful fic that logically ties in Mutant!Tony with canon.
      • Hilarious, but in need of a good Beta to shore up some internal inconsistencies.
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  • The Joke by Imbecamiel
    • Recommended by Lucia Malpense, feral, Victoria Writes, caughtbluehanded
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Steve's not usually oblivious - far from it, in fact. But he does have his moments. Like when he didn't realize that the team was actually serious when they talked about Mjlnir being a magical weapon that only Thor could lift.
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  • The Lost by Verity Sil
    • Recommended by Marlee Cross
    • Pairings: Thor/Jane, Tony/Pepper, Bruce/Betty, Clint/Natasha (all background).
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Summary: Jane Foster's niece Maddie is sixteen days old when she is stolen out of her crib. The Avengers won't stand for this, and are faced with human trafficking rings, undercover assignments, and far too many moral dilemmas as they investigate and attempt to bring her home again.
    • Comments: For anyone looking for a real plot heavy fic that also has some really great character interactions and development.
    • Unfortunately has not updated since 2012. What is there is still pretty good and well worth checking out.
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  • Loki is Sorry Cakes by anno_Hreog''
    • Recommended by ghostchibi
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Thor/Loki at the very end
    • Synopsis: Years later, Loki has to repay New York City for leading the Chitauri attack. He opens "Loki is Sorry Cakes," which has lazy business hours and very tasty cupcakes and muffins for free. Thor was being sarcastic when he said Loki could at least bake muffins...
    • Comments: A crack-y, hilarious fanfiction that's just kind of pokes fun at every given corner. It's extremely silly, but doesn't turn into one giant, boring joke about superhero cupcakes. If you need some silly Avengers and Loki, read this.
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  • Motion Practice by the_wordbutler
    • Recommended by: Hawk Of Coul
    • Status: Work In Progress, Almost Complete
    • Pairings: Clint/Coulson, estabilished Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes and Thor Odinson/Jane Foster, hinted Tony Stark/Bruce Banner and one-sided (so far) Wade Williams/Natasha Romanov.
    • Synopsis: When Clint Barton takes a job prosecuting traffic offenses and DU Is at the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, he's pretty sure his life is finally going in the right direction. But the problem isn't the direction: it's where he ends up.
    • Comments: An amazing Alternate Universe Fic which makes good use of setting and characters, giving complexity and humanity to every character.
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  • In Person a.k.a. Iron Man Thing by Ironychan
    • Recommended by wolfchasing
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Pepper/Tony
    • Synopsis: After inviting Dr. Stephen Strange to his home, Tony wakes up the next morning to find that his AI has undergone a very fleshy transformation.
    • Comments: Stemming from one of those Tumblr fic photosets, ironychan has written a very fun, very thoughtful, and very plot-heavy story where JARVIS has been magicked into a human body. Perfectly deals with the consequences of forcing an all-knowing computer into the frail, limited body of a human. The AI's meat-suit is inspired by the looks of real life JARVIS voice actor, Paul Bettany.
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  • Of Spectrums and Spoons by atraphoenix
    • Recommended by VictoriaWrites
    • Status: Oneshot; Complete
    • Pairings: None
    • Synopsis: Natasha had been taught to pretend � to make eye contact and to act and respond just like she was supposed to act and respond - from an early age.
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  • Protective Reasoning series by Dogstar-Black
    • Recommended by behindthesky, Ellowen
    • Status: Series: two complete + regularly updated WIP
    • Pairings: team-centric; Tony/Pepper, Clint/Natasha, Clint/air vents
    • Synopsis: The lives of the Avengers as they knit together into a beautifully overprotective pack: dark pasts come knocking, team bonding is done, and stuff blows up, not necessarily in that order.
    • Comments: anyone with a taste for True Companions fic should take a look at this one. Especially recommended for Hawkeye lovers, the author is a fan of badass Clint and it shows.
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  • Vantage Point series by Aggie2011
    • Recommended by Komodo Classic
    • Status: 18 complete stories on author's profile, with more on the way.
    • Synopsis: The Vantage Point universe is a series of fics revolving mostly around Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff, and Phil Coulson, with appearances from Nick Fury and the other Avengers. Much of it is backstory�past missions, �how they met�, etc. Clint/Natasha, though that�s not the focus most of the time.
    • Comments: Best stories for Clint that I've ever seen. If you like Hawkeye and/or Black Widow and/or Agent Coulson, this is worth checking out. All three have moments of awesome.
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  • Sight Unseen by Fenix84
    • Recommended by PistachioInfernal
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Agent Clint Barton is plagued by doubts about himself and the nature of his job. Assassin Natasha Romanoff is living a lie that cannot last. Though they fight for opposing sides, they are both among the best in their deadly profession. What will they find in each other when they inevitably clash? Story begins five years before Iron Man, hurt/comfort.
    • Comments: While there are many 'Clint recruits/saves Natasha' stories out there, there are very few ones worth reading. This is one of them. Fenix84 writes it like a good adaptation to a good movie.
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  • Phil Coulson is not a crazy cat lady by nyargles
    • Recommended by Ellowen
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: An AU where the Avengers are not a superhero team, but rather a group of cats that Phil Coulson has rescued from various encounters with aliens and villains, who in turn adopt him and terrorize everyone else in the SHIELD office.
    • notes: could not stop laughing.

    Prince of Asgard by Matrix Fairy
    • Recommended by fruitstripegum
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: An Avengers version of The Prince of Egypt, where the jotun are slaves under the aesir and Loki was found in a basket on the river.
    • Comments: Despite what the summary implies, this is not just a Cookie Cutter Fic. Warning where it's due - some characters are out of character, the pairing might be considered a little cracky (it's Loki/Tony) and there is mpreg. But, if you can cope with all that, enjoy!
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  • Vindices
    • Recommended by Nothingtoseehere
    • Status: Completed
    • Synopsis: The Church of the Holy Shield, run by Pastor Nicholas Fury, has always communed with angels. Yet when the mysterious artifact they've long housed, the Tesseract, is stolen by a green-eyed creature claiming to be the very Devil, the six most powerful and deadly of these supernatural beings must band together to fight what may be their most costly battle yet. Avenging Angels AU.
    • Comments: Basically, an AU where the avengers are angels, Loki is the devil, and SHIELD is a church. And it is awesome. Just know that the avengers will be called by the names of angels, so: Black Widow- Raziel, Hawkeye- Uriel, Iron Man- Gabriel, Captain America- Micheal, Thor- Ramiel and the Hulk- Ezekiel. Its all obvious in the text though.

    User Since
    • Recommended by Wild Goose
    • Status: One-shot.
    • Synopsis: PC's internet forum tries to find him after The Battle of New York.
    • Comments: A heartstring-tugging story of how the members of a Captain America forum that Phil Coulson founded try to track him after the events of The Avengers, and deal with their loss. Bring tissues.

    Metal Heart by tonystarktheautobot
    • Crossover with X-Men (X-Men: First Class, X-MenEvolution)
    • Recommended by feral
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Pairings: Tony/Bruce, Steve/Thor, Natasha/Pepper
    • Synopsis: The Avengers struggle to get along as a new enemy approaches, an enemy Tony is dangerously vulnerable to. Saving the world was the easy part; saving each other is much harder.
    • Tags: Continuation Fic, Slash Fic, drama, angst, Crossover
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  • So No One Told You by Kari_Kurofai
    • Recommended by ultrawolf
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Pairings: Steve/Tony, Loki/Thor, Loki/Tony, Bruce/Clint/Natasha
    • Synopsis: Between them there're three apartments, a disgruntled downstairs neighbor, and a coffee shop with a barista who threatens them with tasers. Which, as a whole, that description sounds way more simple than it actually is.
    • Comments: A hilarious Friends!au that is gradually getting more serious with each new chapter.
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  • Some Things Shouldn't Be a Chore by [1]
    • Recommended by openseseme, Melek, feral
    • Status: Complete, and the begining of an awesome series.
    • 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.
    • Note: Some Things Shouldn't Be A Chore is the first installment in the series In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends (But His Family Was Assigned by Nick Fury), all of which are absolutely fantastic.
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  • Malibu Avengers by cy_chase
    • Hockey AU
    • Recommended by Elven Bookwyrm
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Pairings: Tony/Steve, Clint/Coulson, Pepper/Natasha
    • Synopsis: Phil Coulson has spent half his life working toward the Stanley Cup. The Malibu Avengers might finally be the team to take him there.
    • Tags: Slash Fic, AU
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  • she blinded me with political science by thingswithteeth
    • Recommended by Victoria Writes, Pthalo, caughtbluehanded, Mellifera
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Bruce Banner/Darcy Lewis
    • Synopsis: Darcy watched the Avengers defend New York from over two thousand miles away. She could look out her window if she wanted to watch the aftermath. She watches the news instead, and realizes one very important thing: the Avengers have a bit of a PR problem.
    • Tags: Crack Pairing
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  • Even a Miracle Needs a Hand by victoria_p
    • Recommended by Victoria Writes
    • Status: Oneshot
    • Pairings: Clint Barton/Darcy Lewis
    • Synopsis: When Darcy takes Clint home for the holidays as her fake boyfriend, he charms his way into the family, and into her heart.
    • Tags: Crack Pairing
    • Comments: This fic is adorable. Also, I really love Darcy.

    The Last Love Song of Anthony E. Stark by jibrailis
    • Recommended by Lydia777
    • Status: One-Shot
    • Pairings: Tony/Steve, Loki/Sif (background pairing)
    • Synopsis: After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.
    • Tags: Slashfic, drama, angst, myth, amnesia
    • Comments: This story is beautiful and is considered the crown jewel of the Tony/Steve fandom. A slow building romance coupled with the horrors of losing one's self and topped with pure Norse mythos will keep you reading until the end.
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  • Does Joss Whedon Write Your Dialogue? by longdarkteatime
    • Recommended By: Melek, Pthalo
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Clint Barton/Tony Stark, past Tony Stark/Pepper Potts
    • Synopsis: Everyone gives Tony the shovel talk, even the people who ought to know better. Plus, sort of a fixit, in that The Thing That Joss Did, Joss did not do. I explain nothing.
    • Tags: Humor, Slash, Established Relationship, Manic Dialogue, Potentially triggering mental anguish.
    • Comments: The team isn't filled with confidence by Tony's dating history, and tells him so. Tony does not take this well. Neither does Clint. (Also:the author is serious about their run-on-sentence problem.)
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  • A Higher Form of War by gdgdbaby
    • Recommended By: hazzaboner
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Tony Stark/Steve Rogers
    • Synopsis: The first paintball episode of Community except set in the Avengers Universe.
    • Tags: Humor, Slash, Crossoverish, Sex Scene, Action
    • Comments: The best crossover that isn't a crossover ever.
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  • Secrets To A Successful Marriage by valtyr
    • Recommended By: L Mage, Pthalo
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Tony Stark/Steve Rogers
    • Synopsis: Tony Stark is secretly Iron Man, corporate supervillain and proud card carrying member of the Avengers' Rouge Gallery. Now this wouldn't be a problem, if he had never learned that his husband Steve was Captain America.
    • Tags: Action, Drama, Slash, Sex Scene,
    • Comments: Inspired by "Mr and Mrs Smith", this fic is the most well written Super Husbands AU you will ever read. Also featuring Supervillain side-kick Pepper, flying vintage cars, Ms. Marvel as the most reasonable person ever, and fish.
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  • Absolute Necessities by ML Gumm
    • Recommended By: openseseme
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Bruce Banner/Tony Stark
    • Synopsis: Bruce has serious intimacy issues. They are explored.
    • Tags: Introspective, Melancholy, Hopeful, Vaguely Hurt/Comfort
    • Comments: I don't know how, but ML Gumm tends to say a lot of things in very few words. In a single word, I would mainly describe this fic as "thoughtful." If you want something short and sweet, with a tendency to linger in your thoughts, give it a try.

    Perspective by Silverlace_Vine
    • Recommended By: Purple Alert
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Stark Spangled Banner (Tony Stark/Steve Rogers/Bruce Banner)
    • Synopsis: Steve walks in on Tony and Bruce, and it changes everything.
    • Tags: Character development, D/s exploration, Polyamory
    • Comments: Probably one of the defining fics for this OT 3. Excellent writing and character voices, sweet without being saccharine, and just all-around good. It's the second in a series of three, but it can be read on its own just fine.
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  • Resurrection, Reconstruction & Redemption by Elspethdixon, Seanchai
    • Recommended By: Laireshi
    • Status: Complete (part of an ongoing series)
    • Pairings: Tony Stark/Steve Rogers
    • Synopsis: After the events of Civil War, Steve is brought back to life. He reconciles with Tony and they proceed to save the world.
    • Comments: Called the original fix-it, it's the first and one of the best Steve/Tony long fics. It's amazingly written, plot-heavy, doesn't ignore other characters and deals with loads and loads of post-CW issues.
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  • The Loki Problem and it's sequel Deeds (or To Be Worthy) by elizamechanicka
    • Recommended by feral
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Loki/Tony Stark, one-sided Steve Rogers/Loki, Dr. Doom/Loki, Namor/Loki, Mephisto/Loki, Thor/Loki (in a platonic, "protecting his brother's honor" sort of way)
    • Synopsis: The Loki Problem: Loki catches a cold and his magic goes crazy. The Avengers are being taken out one by one... Deeds (or To Be Worthy): Tony must enter a tournament to win Loki's fair hand in beloved eternal matrimony. He's got some stiff competition, and limited time.
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  • Finding Home by cywsaphire
    • recommended by autopanda
    • Crossover with Harry Potter
    • Synopsis: When Harry finally accepted the fact that he had stopped aging, ten years had passed and he knew it was time to leave. AU.
    • Comments: Go read this. Now. It is extremely well written. One of the few complaints I have, is that Harry has the overused backstory of being the master of death, but the rest of the fic is excellent. The author also redeems Loki. Also, the author has some midquels to it and other HPxAvengers crossovers that are great. There are too many to link though.

    Wand and Shield by Morta's Priest
    • Crossover with Harry Potter
    • Synopsis: The world is breaking; war and technology are pushing on the edge of the unbelievable, and S.H.I.E.L.D. desperately attempts to keep the peace. Their newest target is a man called Harry; he is capable of impossible feats and has no clear origin or allegiance. A new piece on the chessboard, one that doesn't follow any of the rules.
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  • In the Midst of Liars by When Darkness Rises
    • recommended by chibima
    • Crossover with Doctor Who
    • Synopsis: The first encounter is as survivor and child. The second is as rescuer and fallen god. The third may be their last. Each time the Doctor returns, he wears a new face. And each time, the darkness grips Loki tighter.

    Embrace the Fire: The Avenger Games by lorata
    • recommended by Aethyria
    • Status: Incomplete
    • Pairings: None
    • Crossover with Hunger Games
    • Synopsis: "Trust me, and I'll give you something better than a Mockingjay. I'll give you the Avengers."
    • Comments: It's the one of the most heart-stopping, well-written piece of crossover fic that I've ever seen. The story is fast-paced, with unexpected twist and turns, and oh-so-deliciously dark, it'll send chills down your spine and leave you wanting more.

    In Which Neither Coulson nor Sherlock are Dead by The Dull Yellow Eye
    • Recommended by bookwormgal, Pthalo
    • Crossover with Sherlock
    • Pairings: John/Sherlock, Tony/Pepper, Bruce/Betty, Thor/Jane, mentions of Natasha/Matt (Daredevil) and probably mentions of Clint/Coulson if you squint really, really hard.
    • Synopsis: ... and John sort of joins the Avengers. While Coulson's recovering from being stabbed in the chest by a magical spear, Fury is rapidly running out of Agents willing to play babysitter for the newly founded Avengers. So he calls in Captain John Watson, late of the British Royal Army, and blogger and best friend to the infamously antisocial presumably deceased Sherlock Holmes.
    • Comments:Set after "The Avengers" and "Reichenbach Falls." Because even a team of dysfunctional superheroes can't faze that man after being a roommate to Sherlock Holmes and John needs something to occupy his time with. And the Avengers are in desperate need of a babysitter that can deal with their level of insanity without running away.

    Seven Ages of Man by Salomonderiel
    • Recommended by Lucia Malpense
    • Synopsis: Crossover with the Amazing Spider-Man. He wasn�t entirely sure when he first met Richard, and when he asked about it for his Best Man speech a few years later � turns out, neither does Richard.

      But somehow, Tony made a best friend in the biochemical engineering department.
    • Comments: A little short, but still very satisfying.

    SHIELD Investigation by Wednesday0991
    • Recommended by Lucia Malpense
    • Synopsis: Crossover with the Amazing Spider-Man. Phil Coulson is investigating the events in the Amazing Spider-man for SHIELD. Interrogating Curt Connors eventually leads him to discoveries he hadn't expected.
    • Comments: One of the best SHIELD discovers Spider-Man fics out there. Very good writing. It was last updated in September 2013.

    It's My Problem by Namikaze Artemis
    • Recommended by Lucia Malpense.
    • Synopsis: Crossover with the Amazing Spider-Man. In which Peter is Tony's illegitimate child, and he's prepared to do anything to keep that a secret. Although, that doesn't stop him from trying to get Tony's approval. He is Peter's idol, after all.
    • Comments: This fic is one of the rare gen superfamily fics out there. The author has a realistic take on the illegitimate son idea, and doesn't choose to rush things for the sake of fluff. Completed as of March 2013, with a sequel in progress.

    Different Kinds of Frost by DarkDragonne
    • Recommended by Twoie92
    • Crossover with: Rise of the Guardians
    • Synopsis: Before he became a guardian, Jack found only one person who could see him. And that person turned out to be not quite human... and far too similar to Jack himself.
    • Comments: It's surprising to see just how alike Jack and Loki are, but at the same time it makes a lot of sense. Both are portrayed very well.

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  • Child of the Storm by Nimbus Llewelyn
    • Recommended by Theenmityofages1994
    • Crossover with: Harry Potter. Elements of X-Men, DC Comics, Hellblazer and The Dresden Files are referenced.
    • Synopsis: New Mexico was not the first time Thor had been a mortal. It was only a refinement of the technique. What if James Potter had been Thor, incarnated as a memoryless newborn? On his death, Odin removed his memories as James, due to grief. In Harry's Third Year, a reformed Loki restores them. Harry now has a father, a family and a heritage that is going to change the world. Forever.
    • Comments: Suffers from a bit of a slow start in the first three or so chapters, starting In Medias Res, with a little bit of Early-Installment Weirdness (nothing too egregious, thankfully). It also starts off Lighter and Softer, with lots of fluff, comedy and wall to wall snarking and appears to be a classic family fic. However, the introduction of Lucius Malfoy as a Magnificent Bastard allied with HYDRA, a mysterious, powerful and thoroughly unpredictable necromancer who disturbs even his allies and The Winter Soldier adds a darker, more mature side to the story. It quickly settles into the current rhythm of interweaving plotlines, the steady stocking of a Chekhov's Armoury that rivals that of J. K. Rowling herself and careful, intelligent character study and Character Development, while retaining the previous humour and inserting plenty of lighter moments. It also tends to turn all audience expectations on their collective ear.
      • Worth reading if only for the imaginative retooling of Marvel (and DC) canon and (after the first, slightly hamfisted few chapters) integration of the large number of universes and the balancing act required to manage the large and complex cast of characters.

    White Houses by The Lost Girl
    • Recommended by Hannah Hypolita
    • Crossover with: Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
    • Synopsis: Off Ao3: After the events of The Avengers, Loki falls again, this time to Midgard�specifically, a small island called Castanet. Peace can never last long, however, and the arrival of just about everyone who�s ever even mildly disliked him rather complicates matters.
    • Pairings: Loki/Renee (Animal Parade/Tree of Tranquility)
    • Comments: The idea of Loki as the player character promises fun and the author has promised appearances by the Avengers and the Warriors Three in another thread.
    • Found more accessibly here: White Houses under the name Little Miss Liesmith

    ''You Must Remember This (otherwise forget it)
    • Recommended by SharonToggle
    • Crossover with Inception
    • Synopsis: Captain America and the Howling Commandos are prepping for a mission, but everything seems slightly off somehow. Plus there are those two odd new corporals...
    • Pairings: Steve/Peggy
    • Comments: A beautifully subtle character study of post-Avengers Steve. Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, the climax will make you cry in the best possible way.

    ''Avengers of the Ring by Dr Matthattan
    • Recommended by Nano6243
    • Crossover with The Lord of the Rings
    • Synopsis: Due to a freak accident involving the Bifrost, the Avengers Captain America, Thor and the Hulk are thrown into the world of Middle-earth. They join the Fellowship of the Ring in their epic struggle to defeat the Dark Lord Sauron.

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