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[[folder: Authors and Websites]]

''[[ American Captain]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Nightsky}}
* Status: ?
* Synopsis: 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.
* Notes: The link seems to be broken as of December 2016.

[[ 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.

[[ 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.


[[folder: General Fics]]
''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.''

''Fanfic/TheAffairsOfWizards'' by Pluma Desatada
* Recommended by: Cinnigan, Glass Spires
* Status: Complete
* 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.
* Pairing: Tony/Loki
* 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.

''Fanfic/AgentLokiInternationalManOfMayhem'' by Dee
* Recommended by: Aethyria, @/{{Mooncinder}}, @/RagnarTheSemiGreen
* Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
* Synopsis: What if, instead of sending the defeated Loki back to Asgard, S.H.I.E.L.D. had kept him instead?
* Comments: Written in 2nd Person POV, this is totally a fic all Avengers fans should read and it is definitely one of my favorites.

''[[Fanfic/MCURewrites Age of Ultron: Redux]]'' by Creator/{{madsthenerdygirl}}
* Recommended by: [=LordYAM=], hubakon1368
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: An alternate take on ''Age of Ultron'' by someone who wasn't impressed by the movie.
* Notes: Can be found [[ here]]. Alternate links [[ here]] and [[ here]].
* Comments: Overall, an interesting take on the movie. Some of the elements were wonderful (they incorporated the twin's backstory, the final battle is great, and some of the ridiculous stuff like Natasha thinking she was a monster because she was sterile rather than because she killed people is changed); on the other hand the Vision was removed and Ultron is reduced to basically being Thanos's minion (he even says he's "following orders".)
** hubakon1368: This is a definite improvement over the movie, the elements of the movie that were controversial were removed, and the new elements included in the story were great. I appreciate the author for having Betty Ross appear in the story as well as the appearances of Pepper Potts, Jane Foster, and Darcy Lewis. The reference to who the Maximoff twins' father is is great. The action scenes were well written. The climax of the story was incredible. The characters moments were genuinely touching. I love how the author really made the Avengers feel like a team. This story should have been the movie.

''[[ Amateur Theatrics]]'' by galaxysoup
* Recommended by: @/VictoriaWrites
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: In which Thor's primary problem-solving method (a mighty blow from Mjölnir) fails to have the desired effect on a magical artifact, and his secondary method (a mightier blow from Mjölnir) 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.

''[[ Avengers and Videogames]]'' by Melting Angels
* Recommended by: [=Gemini24=]
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: What do the Avengers do in their spare time? Play videogames of course! Read through as they try a selection of games. Chaos ensues!
* Notes: Part of the same series as ''[[ Avengers and Movies]]'', ''[[ Avengers and Pranks]]'', ''[[ Real Life Video Games]]'', and ''[[ Return of the Game-vengers]]''.

''[[ Body to Body]]'' by quijonejinn
* Recommended by: @/VictoriaWrites
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: In March, Steve goes home to his old neighborhood.
* Pairing: Pepper/Steve
* Comments: A very sweet, non-angsty, Steve-centric fic about him adjusting to his new life and finding a place for himself in 2012.

''[[ By Any Other Name]]'' by CypressTiger
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Fearing that her family fortune would be lost to the untrustworthy Stane, Natasha Stark illegally answers a draft notice and escapes to war. As a young noble woman living in a patriarchal society, her military service is forbidden. Impersonating a man, she sets out to train with the other troops only to discover that she is uniquely qualified for the army. Using her wits and skills, Natasha and her new group of friends work together to destroy the enemy known as Hydra. Despite her best efforts to remain unattached, she falls for a dashing captain along the way.

''[[ Cat's in the Cradle]]'' Lunik
* Recommended by: Newt, Katie-P
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: When Odin took a half-Jotun baby out of a temple in Jotunheim, he wasn't the only one to claim to be the child's father. As his mother, Laufey King cheerfully refused to settle any dispute and soon there was at least one person in every realm who laid their claim as Loki's father. Except for the mortal creatures of Midgard, that is. Tony Stark thinks this needs to be rectified. And Loki Tonyson has a nice ring to it.

''[[ 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.

''[[ Don't Call Us, We'll Call You]]'' by Vana Jedi
* Recommended by: gondorianAssassin
* Status: Dead
* Synopsis: Fury forces the Avengers to hold job interviews for a new position.

''[[ 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.

''[[ Drown]]'' by Ordis
* Recommended by: [=Gemini24=]
* Status: Complete
* 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.

''[[ Every Denny's in America]]'' by Sookie Starchild
* Recommended by: Oris, Ellawenna, caughtbluehanded, yosafbrige
* Status: Complete
* 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.

''[[ Forcible Redemption]]'' by [=Sarah1281=]
* Recommended by: @/LuciaMalpense
* 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?

''[[ Glorious Purr]]'' by [=PurpleMoon3=]
* Recommended by: [=Gemini24=]
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: In which AVENGERS goes far, far differently and Loki has grown himself cat ears and tail while in the VOID.

''[[ Hawkeye & Black Widow: 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?
* 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.

''[[ Inverted Perceptions]]'' by archangelraphaelsdaughter
* Recommended by: [=Gemini24=]
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: 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 ''Film/{{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.
* Notes: First in the ''Compare and Contrast the Following'' series, followed by its sequels ''[[ Enlightening Nuances]]'' and ''[[ Cementing Heritage]]'', as well as the collection of scenes ''[[ Despite Circumstances]]''.

''[[ In Which JARVIS Is Mistaken For]]'' by [=BringOnTheWonder1997=]
* Recommended by: [=Gemini24=]
* Status: Complete
* 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.

''[[ In Which The Avengers Take Exception to the Army Meddling In Their Affairs]]'' by megster
* Recommended by: @/VictoriaWrites, Melek, Ellawenna
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: General Ross decides to take on the Avengers. The Avengers decide to take down General Ross.
* Notes: Part of the ''[[ The Further Adventures of the Avengers (and Phil Coulson)]]'' series.
* 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.

''[[ The Iron Man Thing]]'' by Ironychan
* Recommended by: wolfchasing
* Status: Complete
* 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.

''[[ It's All in the Mind]]'' by inukagome15
* Recommended by: @/LuciaMalpense, Melek
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Tony is 100% normal. Tony is not a mutant. Tony is Iron Man. Tony is an Avenger. just fooling himself.
* Pairing: Tony/Steve
* Notes: Has a sequel, ''[[ Telekinesis 101 (Or A Guide to Readjusting Perceptions)]]''.
* 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.

''[[ The Joke]]'' by Imbecamiel
* Recommended by: @/LuciaMalpense, feral, @/VictoriaWrites, 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 Mjölnir being a magical weapon that only Thor could lift.

''[[ 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.

''[[ Loki and the Penguin Liberation Front]]'' by [=LulaMadison=]
* Recommended by: [=CasualBanshee=], Ellawenna
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Penguins in zoos all over the world suddenly vanish. The Avengers are sent to investigate.
* 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.

''[[ Loki is Sorry Cakes]]'' by anno_Hreog
* Recommended by: ghostchibi
* Status: Complete
* 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.

''[[ The Lost]]'' by [=VeritySilvers=]
* Recommended by: Marlee Cross
* Status: Dead
* Synopsis: 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.

''[[ Motion Practice]]'' by the_wordbutler
* Recommended by: @/HawkOfCoul, @/PaulA
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: When Clint Barton takes a job prosecuting traffic offenses and [=DUIs=] 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.
* Pairing: Clint/Coulson
* Notes: First part of the ''[[ Motion Practice]]'' series.
* Comments: An amazing AlternateUniverseFic which makes good use of setting and characters, giving complexity and humanity to every character.

''[[ Of Spectrums and Spoons]]'' by atraphoenix
* Recommended by: @/VictoriaWrites
* Status: Complete
* 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.

''[[ Paranoid]]'' by [=TheSweetSerenity=]
* Recommended by: @/VictoriaWrites
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: They called him paranoid. Pepper preferred the term cautious.

''[[ Phil Coulson is not a crazy cat lady]]'' by nyargles
* Recommended by: @/{{Ellowen}}, @/{{Aruu}}, @/SecretFan14, cxw1065
* 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: First part of the ''[[ Catvengers]]'' series.
* Comments: could not stop laughing.
** A funny and oddly sweet fanfic! For something that is essentially crack, it's very well written and fits nicely into the Avengers universe. Highly recommended. - @/{{Aruu}}

''[[ Prince of Asgard]]'' by [=MatrixFairy=]
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: An Avengers version of ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', where the jotun are slaves under the aesir and Loki was found in a basket on the river.
* Pairing: Tony/Loki
* Comments: Despite what the summary implies, this is ''not'' just a CookieCutterFic. 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 [[MrSeahorse mpreg]]. But, if you can cope with all that, enjoy!

''The Protective Reasoning Universe'' by Dogstar-Black
* Recommended by: behindthesky, Ellowen
* Status: Dead
* 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.
* Notes: Includes ''[[ Protective Reasoning]]'' (complete), ''[[ Home Sweet Home]]'' (complete), ''[[ Ties That Bind]]'' (complete), ''[[ Retrograde]]'' (dead), and ''[[ Repercussions]]'' (dead).
* Comments: anyone with a taste for TrueCompanions fic should take a look at this one. Especially recommended for Hawkeye lovers, the author is a fan of badass Clint and it shows.

''[[ Silver Moon]]'' by aurilly
* Recommended by: Komodo Classic
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Steve and Bucky find a weirdly dressed guy in an alley who rants at them about how he's a banished prince from some place they've never heard of. Most New Yorkers would have left the lunatic right where they found him, but Steve and Bucky have never been good at doing things the easy way.
* Comments: Basically, Loki is banished instead of Thor, but it happens earlier. Loki ends up in Brooklyn on the eve of World War II, where he runs into Bucky and Steve. It's a oneshot, but rather long.

''[[ Simply Indispensable]]'' by spockside
* Recommended by: @/VictoriaWrites, @/{{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.

''[[ The Spaces Between]]'' by Min Daae
* Recommended by: [=Gemini24=]
* Status: Complete
* 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 [=AUs=] of his life and it starts messing with his head.

''[[ Syrgja]]'' by Lady Charity
* Recommended by: [=Gemini24=]
* Status: Complete
* 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.
* Pairings: Loki/Natasha

''[[ Tony's New Assitant]]'' by [=MarbleGlove=]
* Recommended by: Newt, Katie-P
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: A trickster god does not go about acquiring power by brute force. AKA, the one where, instead of becoming a supervillain when he fell to Earth, Loki somehow ended up as Tony Stark's personal assistant.

''[[ User Since]]'' by rageprufrock
* Recommended by: @/WildGoose, Newt
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: PC's internet forum tries to find him after The Battle of New York.
* Notes: First part of the ''[[ Howling Commandos HQ]]'' duology.
* 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.

''[[ A Villain State of Mind]]'' by Mikkeneko
* Recommended by: Eldresh, Mooncinder
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: To no one's pleasure, Loki ends up stranded in SHIELD custody after the events of The Avengers. Wary of Loki's dangerous abilities, Nick Fury calls in the favor of an old friend to help him keep this new threat under control - but can even the formidable Professor X save Loki from himself?
* Notes: First in ''The Great Subconscious Club'' series, followed by its sequels ''[[ Cover Up the Sun]]'', ''[[ Laughing As I Pray]]'', ''[[ Quiet Little Place]]'', and ''[[ So Busy These Days]]''.
* Comments: Sort of a crossover with the Marvel universe at large, bringing in some other comic and movie characters, but with a focus on Loki and the X-Men that remains very intriguing. Definitely worth taking a look at if you're a Loki fan.

''[[ Vindices]]'' by Riddelly
* Recommended by: Nothingtoseehere
* Status: Complete
* 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.
* 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.

''[[ Winter is Coming (Just Not to Malibu)]]'' by Anonymous
* Recommended by: Newt, @/USABobcat
* Status: Complete
* Synoposis: Tony becomes obsessed with ''Series/GameOfThrones''.

''[[ The World Without]]'' by mikey magee
* Recommended by: [=Gemini24=]
* Status: Dead
* 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.

''[[ You'll Find the Bright Places]]'' by [=BlackEyedGirl=]
* 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 PapaWolf Coulson has to make sure his little charges are kept safe while he takes care of those coming after them.

"[[ Avengers: Earth's Mightiest]]" by [burningvindaloo]
* Recommended by: [=jl94=]
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: A classic superhero story about the best heroes fighting the best villains. The story is large in scope and has some fun banter between the characters. You can really picture the story occurring on panel. Wikipedia might be required to google some of the characters and the description sometimes isn't the best. But overall an enjoyable Avengers story that I would recommend.


[[folder: Shipping Fics]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''[[ Absolute Necessities]]'' by [=MLGumm=]
* Recommended by: openseseme
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Bruce has serious intimacy issues. They are explored.
* Pairing: Bruce/Tony
* Comments: I don't know how, but [=MLGumm=] 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.

''[[ Beyond Death]]'' by GGMK
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum
* Status: Dormant
* Synopsis: Crash landing on Earth was not something ComicBook/{{Thanos}} had planned. Meeting a local female wasn't either. Moving in with her temporarily was only so that he could regain his strength without being found out by the Avengers. But neither are prepared for the events ahead, as both their lives will change.
* Pairing: Thanos[=/=]{{OC}}
* Comments: MagicalBoyfriend Thanos is a bit of a cracky concept, and the OC may come across as a MarySue to some people, but other than that, this is a GREAT fic.

''[[ Does Joss Whedon Write Your Dialogue?]]'' by longdarkteatime
* Recommended by: Melek, @/{{Pthalo}}
* Status: Complete
* 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.
* Pairing: Clint/Tony
* Notes: Part of the ''[[ Dodgy Chinese]]'' series.
* 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.)

''[[ Even a Miracle Needs a Hand]]'' by victoria_p
* Recommended by: @/VictoriaWrites
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: When Darcy takes Clint home for the holidays as her fake boyfriend, he charms his way into the family, and into her heart.
* Pairing: [[CrackPairing Clint/Darcy]]
* Comments: This fic is adorable. Also, I really love Darcy.

''[[ Hapless Queer Avengers]]'' by bluestalking & feverbeats
* Recommended by: [=NightRobin=]
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: ?
* Pairings: Tony/Steve, Thor/Bruce, Loki/Victor von Doom, Natasha/Janet van Dyne, Sif/Fandral/Hogun/Volstagg
* Comments: This series the coolest mix of headcanon, movie verse and comics that I have ever seen. All the characters are wonderfully explored and even if you don't like the pairings you can skip the sections where the slash is obvious.

''[[ a higher form of war]]'' by gdgdbaby
* Recommended by: hazzaboner
* Status: Complete
* Pairing: Tony/Steve
* Synopsis: The [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare first paintball episode]] of ''Series/{{Community}}'' except set in the Avengers Universe.
* Comments: The best crossover that isn't a crossover ever.

''[[ I've Suffered Shipwrecks]]'' by paperclipbitch
* Recommended by: pandabuddha
* Status: Complete
* Pairings: Clint/Loki, Steve/Thor, Jane/Darcy
* Synopsis: AU. Most people, when they break up, sort through their record collections, possibly chuck each otherís clothes onto the sidewalk, engage in soul-destroying coffee dates where they try to sort through the emotional debris, and then leave each other the fuck alone. Clint and Natasha were never very good at acting like normal people, though, which is why they run a cafe together.

''[[ The Last Love Song of Anthony E. Stark]]'' by jibrailis
* Recommended by: @/Lydia777
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.
* Pairing: Tony/Steve
* 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.

''[[ lilies with full hands]]'' by refusals
* Recommended by: [=WhatTheSpoot=]
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: ''His body is not his own. This may not be the first thing they teach him, but it's the first thing he learns.'' When Steve finally brings Bucky home, they realize the fight isn't over yet, and trauma is one battlefield where even Captain America isn't sure he can save somebody.
* Pairing: Steve/Bucky
* Notes: First part of the ''[[ give lilies with full hands]]'' series.
* Comments: This is one of the most sensitive, realistic and respectful hurt/comfort fics out there, and deals with the fallout of trauma in a way that's both extremely compelling and extremely well-researched. It also reads like poetry, and its characterizations of both Bucky and Steve are excellent. Lots of cameos by Sam and Natasha, too (this is actually one of my favorite Natasha fics, even though she's rarely in it). Seriously a must-read.

''[[ The Loki Problem]]'' by elizamechanicka
* Recommended by: feral
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Loki catches a cold and his magic goes crazy. The Avengers are being taken out one by one...
* Pairing: Loki/Tony
* Notes: Has a sequel, ''[[ Deeds (or To Be Worthy)]]''.

''[[ Loki's Obsession]]'' by bboops23
* Recommended by: moviemaker16
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: After failing to take over Earth Loki has returned to Asgard and become King due to a series of events. He kidnaps a Midgardian that he's been stalking for most of her life and forces her to become his queen.
* Pairing: Loki[=/=]{{OC}}
* Comment: Loki's portrayal in this fan work differs after the events of the Avengers and includes some of the events of Thor: TDW. Loki's portrayal is written as a combination of his Movie appearances with a smattering of his mythological backstory and it creates an unforgettable villain turned Deurotaganist.

''[[ Malibu Avengers]]'' by cy_chase
* Recommended by: Elven Bookwyrm
* Status: Dead
* 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.
* Pairings: Tony/Steve, Clint/Coulson, Pepper/Natasha

''[[ Metal Heart]]'' by tonystarktheautobot
* Recommended by: feral
* Status: Complete
* 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.
* Pairings: Tony/Bruce, Steve/Thor, Natasha/Pepper

''[[ Perspective]]'' by Silverlace_Vine
* Recommended by: Purple Alert
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Steve walks in on Tony and Bruce, and it changes everything.
* Pairing: Tony/Steve/Bruce
* Notes: Part of the ''[[ Perspective]]'' series.
* Comments: Probably one of the defining fics for this OT3. 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.

''[[ Practically Perfect]]'' by immoral_crow
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Being a single parent is always a challenge - especially when you are Director of SHIELD. Faced with a hyper-intelligent and overly energetic five year old, Nick Fury discovers that hiring a nanny might be the only option. Unfortunately this is easier said than done, until The MaryPoppins Agency (Practically Perfect in Every Way - Super Nannies our speciality) sends out Phil Coulson. Will he make the Perfect Nanny? Or will it turn into a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious mess?
* Pairing: Coulson/Fury

''[[ Resurrection, Reconstruction & Redemption]]'' by Elspethdixon & Seanchai
* Recommended by: Laireshi, Y.S. Jennis
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: After the events of Civil War, Steve is brought back to life. He reconciles with Tony and they proceed to save the world.
* Pairing: Tony/Steve
* Notes: First part of the ''[[ Resurrection-verse]]''.
* 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.

''[[ Secrets of a Successful Marriage]]'' by valtyr
* Recommended by: @/LMage, @/{{Pthalo}}
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Tony Stark is secretly Iron Man, corporate supervillain and proud card carrying member of the Avengers' RoguesGallery. Now this wouldn't be a problem, if he had never learned that his husband Steve was Captain America.
* Pairing: Tony/Steve
* Comments: Inspired by ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', 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.

''[[ she blinded me with political science]]'' by thingswithteeth
* Recommended by: @/VictoriaWrites, @/{{Pthalo}}, caughtbluehanded, Mellifera
* Status: Complete
* 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.
* Pairing: [[CrackPairing Bruce/Darcy]]

''[[ Some Things Shouldn't Be a Chore]]'' by scifigrl47
* Recommended by: openseseme, Melek, feral
* Status: Complete
* 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.
* Pairings: Steve/Tony, Clint/Coulson
* Notes: Part of ''Fanfic/TheToasterverse''.
* 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.

''[[ So No One Told You]]'' by Kari_Kurofai
* Recommended by: ultrawolf
* Status: Dead
* 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.
* Pairings: Steve/Tony, Loki/Thor, Loki/Tony, Bruce/Clint/Natasha
* Notes: Part of the ''[[ Friends!AU]]'' series.
* Comments: A hilarious Series/{{Friends}}!AU that is gradually getting more serious with each new chapter.


[[folder: Crossovers]]

''[[ Avengers of the Ring]]'' by Dr Matthattan
* Recommended by: [=Nano6243=]
* Crossover with: ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
* Status: Complete
* 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.
* Comments: Don't come into this expecting an epic. It's a decent, light hearted fic, with some pretty original concepts, but the dialogue is both quite cheesy and fairly clunky at times and the plot is fairly simplistic.

''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' by Creator/NimbusLlewelyn
* Recommended by: Theenmityofages1994, @/SuperTulle, Dame-Amaryllis
* Crossover with: ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Now verging on MegaCrossover territory, with elements taken from the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (the basis), multiple continuities of Creator/MarvelComics, Creator/DCComics, ''Series/StargateSG1,'' ''Literature/GoodOmens'', and ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Somehow remains remarkably accessible, if only for the author's habit of providing explanations of characters on request.
* Status: Complete.
** The sequel, ''[[ Ghosts of the Past]]'', is Ongoing.
* 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: It starts out as a light-hearted and somewhat sappy fic to begin with, before changing gears around chapter 11, quickly [[GrowingTheBeard growing]] into a far darker and more complex story than the premise would have you believe. The result is an epic which emphasises [[ButterflyEffect the responses to the premise and the effects those changes have]] and [[CharacterDevelopment how various characters evolve in response to the challenges presented]]. It's also equipped with a ''vast'' ChekhovsArmoury, and apparent inconsistencies can and will come back up to 74 chapters later as {{Foreshadowing}}. It's also entirely unafraid to push the boundaries of the T-rating as far as they'll go with some very dark chapters, and a growing onset of BlackAndGreyMorality, killing off multiple characters. However, there are plenty of [[BreatherEpisode Breather Episodes]] in between the serious action/plot heavy chapters, and they, along with a LemonyNarrator and an unspoken belief in heroes, prevent the fic from sliding towards GrimDark territory.
** It's not perfect, however - entire chapters go by without much, if anything, happening and asides are dedicated to relatively meaningless things. In other words, the author is rather in love with the sound of his own voice and doesn't have a proper beta to cut out some of the more extraneous material. It comes off as more preoccupied with CharacterDevelopment and WorldBuilding than developing the plot, at least at first (the two-shot spin-off, written around chapter 60, shows that he can be concise and to the point) - the first proper battle isn't until chapter 44. In other words, at 80 chapters and over 800,000 words (and that's just the first book...), written over a period of just under four years, this is not a fic for a light read. It is best binged over a weekend, and most likely to be enjoyed by those with patience.
** Furthermore, a repeated complaint is that the villains come off as omniscient and, at times, omnipotent. The WordOfGod response is to point to the fact that they lose every single open engagement they get into with the heroes and that HYDRA are deeply embedded in the highest echelons of the most powerful spy agency the world has ever seen, of course, they're practically omniscient. Not, of course, that this saves them in the end.

''[[ Different Kinds of Frost]]'' by [=DarkDragonne=]
* Recommended by: [=Twoie92=]
* Crossover with: ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''
* Status: Dead
* 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.

''[[ Elastic Heart]]'' by [=IncompleteSentanc=]
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Crossover with: ''Literature/TheHungerGames''
* Status: Ongoing
* Synopsis: One by one, the Avengers are dragged into the Games -- and not all of them come out on top.

''[[ Embrace the Fire: The Avenger Games]]'' by lorata
* Recommended by: Aethyria
* Crossover with: ''Literature/TheHungerGames''
* Status: Complete
* 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.

''[[ Fight the Good Fight]]'' by Independence-Day & [=JonHarper=]
* Recommended by: keen320
* Crossover with: ''Literature/HarryPotter''
* Status: Dormant
* Synopsis: Two worlds, one defined by ancient magic, the other modern science, are about to collide in the ultimate clash of civilizations when a long lost secret is found and threatens to destroy them both.
* Comments: Stated to be rated M with the genre "Adventure/Romance," so it may go into shipping eventually, but nothing definite so far.

''[[ Finding Home]]'' by cywsaphire
* Recommended by: autopanda, Dame-Amaryllis
* Crossover with: ''Literature/HarryPotter''
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: When Harry finally accepted the fact that he had stopped aging, ten years had passed and he knew it was time to leave.
* Notes: Has an approved fan-sequel, ''[[ Falling Skies]]'' by [=LockedOwle=].
* 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.

''[[ In the Midst of Liars]]'' by Bookish Cupcake
* Recommended by: chibima
* Crossover with: ''Series/DoctorWho''
* Status: Complete
* 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.

''[[ In Which Neither Coulson nor Sherlock are Dead]]'' by [=TheDullYellowEye=]
* Recommended by: bookwormgal, @/{{Pthalo}}, Dame-Amaryllis
* Crossover with: ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''
* Status: Complete
* 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.

''[[ It's My Problem]]'' by Namikaze_Artemis
* Recommended by: @/LuciaMalpense
* Crossover with: ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: 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.
* Notes: First part of the ''[[ It's Somebody's Problem]]'' series.
* 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.

''[[ Seven Ages of Man]]'' by Salomonderiel
* Recommended by: @/LuciaMalpense
* Crossover with: ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: 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, it 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: @/LuciaMalpense
* Crossover with: ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''
* Status: Dead
* Synopsis: 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.

''[[ Wand and Shield]]'' by Morta's Priest
* Recommended by: throwaawy, @/MagicKirby
* Crossover with: ''Literature/HarryPotter''
* Status: Dormant
* 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.

''[[ What the Cat Dragged In]]'' by Kryal
* Recommended by: raptyr, Mei-may, @/ClatoLawa, [=Storygirl000=], Dame-Amaryllis
* Crossover with: ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Tony's pretty sure it's written into cosmic law somewhere: superheroes are not supposed be ''cute''. Apparently, no one's told these two. He's okay with that.
* Notes: Alternate link [[ here]].
* Comments: Kryal is a masterful writer and worldbuilder, whose works have been recommended on Wiki/TVTropes before. They bring that same level of mastery and thought to ''What The Cat Dragged In'', a wonderful look at how the Avengers would react to the events of ''Miraculous Ladybug''. Told from an outsider perspective, it isn't the average ''Miraculous Ladybug'' fic, and stands all the more strongly for it.
** Seconded. I felt that the explanations for some things went on a bit longer than I wanted, but I enjoyed the story regardless. And [[spoiler: Akuma!Tony/Peacemonger]] was handled excellently.

''[[ White Houses]]'' by [=LittleMissLiesmith=]
* Recommended by: Hannah Hypolita
* Crossover with: ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade''
* Status: Dormant
* Synopsis: 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.
* 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.

''[[ You Must Remember This (otherwise forget it)]]'' by yuma
* Recommended by: [=SharonToggle=]
* Crossover with: ''Film/{{Inception}}''
* Status: Complete
* 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...
* 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.