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YMMV: Child Of The Storm
  • Angst? What Angst?: Harry. See Unfazed Everyman. Though there are signs suggesting that it's a case of Stepford Smiler.
    • Turns out that it really was a case of Stepford Smiler, and now he's dealing with it.
  • Crack Pairing: Wanda Maximoff/John Constantine.
    • Fandral / Betsy Braddock.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: In Chapter 17, Thor proclaims (on Harry spending an instructive half an hour with Tony and Darcy) that Lily will probably return from beyond the grave to strangle him for this. Cue Loki conjuring an illusion of an infuriated Lily. Thankfully, Thor takes it pretty well.
  • Crossover Ship: It's revealed that McGonagall was the fiancee of Bucky Barnes. It becomes more meaningful when it's revealed that she was pregnant when he "died," and reveals that Hawkeye is her grandson. Meaning that Clint is the grandson of one of the most powerful witches alive and the Winter Soldier, the world's most notorious assassin.
    • We've also seen the early stages of Lex Luthor/Susan Storm.
    • Previously, there's been Wanda Maximoff/John Constantine.
    • And hints of, of all things, Harry Dresden/Jemma Simmons.
  • Genius Bonus: Occasionally.
    • If you had any doubts about the identity of 'The Hidden World', as the author note mentions, translating 'The Hidden One' into Ancient Greek reveals the name of the planet. Krypton.
    • The title of Chapter 34 ("Fool's Gambit") is both a reference to the insanity of Harry's Crazy Enough to Work plan and the name of a chess strategy which relies on acting fast, Refuge in Audacity and taking the opponent offguard. Much like Harry's plan.
  • It Gets Better: one criticism is that the story starts slowly and takes a few chapters to find its stride.
  • Jerkass Woobie: The Disir. They may be villains, but you can solidly blame Bor and Malekith for what happened to them.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Loki, Dumbledore, Odin, Nick Fury and Lucius Malfoy.
    • Chapter 16 is literally called "Magnificent Bastards," which is unsurprising considering it focuses on Lucius Malfoy and Loki.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Gravemoss goes shooting over it in chapter 21, enjoying himself immensely as he does.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Not strictly confined to one scene, but where the Winter Soldier is concerned, this applies.

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