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* RainbowLens: ComicBook/{{Wiccan}} (who is gay) attempts to tell his parents that he has superpowers. They misunderstand and assume he's trying to come out to them, and tell him that [[TransparentCloset they knew]] and that [[OpenMindedParent they accept him]].


* AngstWhatAngst: Teddy seems to come to terms remarkably fast with [[spoiler: his foster mother's death and the revelation of his identity]]. However, vol. 2 makes a point of exploring the effects of such events on him.
** [[spoiler: And when David kisses [=PatriNot=], Tommy is surprisingly blasé about it other than some mild confusion over his location.]]

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* AngstWhatAngst: Teddy seems to come to terms remarkably fast with [[spoiler: his foster mother's death and the revelation of his identity]]. However, vol. 2 makes a point of exploring the effects of such events on him.
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him. [[spoiler: And when David kisses [=PatriNot=], Tommy is surprisingly blasé about it other than some mild confusion over his location.]]



* InternetBackdraft:
** The reactions of some fans to [=McKelvie=]'s redesign of Billy Kaplan are less than favorable. Detractors claim that it makes him look more stereotypical gay, thus hurting an up-to-then positive portrayal, or that it just looks ugly in comparison. The portrayal of Billy and Teddy's relationship in the 2013 issues has also been received with hostility.
** There was also some backdraft when Gillen called Speed a sociopath in an interview. He had to explain on Tumblr that he was referring to the time Billy called him a sociopath in the original series.
** The pacing of Gillen's run as well resulted in some backdraft, though this died down as the pacing improved.


* StrangledByTheRedString: At least at first, Kate and Eli's attraction was an InformedAttribute; they argued a lot, and it was stated by Cassie this was due to UnresolvedSexualTension...but it really just looked like they didn't like each other. This seems to largely get dropped, though it gets picked back up after the two have spent more time together and actually have real chemistry.

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* StrangledByTheRedString: StrangledByTheRedString:
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At least at first, Kate and Eli's attraction was an InformedAttribute; they argued a lot, and it was stated by Cassie this was due to UnresolvedSexualTension...but it really just looked like they didn't like each other. This seems to largely get dropped, though it gets picked back up after the two have spent more time together and actually have real chemistry.chemistry.
** A more obvious example would be between Cassie and Iron Lad. Their first meeting and their BigDamnKiss took place over the course of ''a single night''. Not only that, they only met each other a total of ''two times'', the second would be during ''The Children's Crusade'', and yet that was apparently enough time for [[spoiler:Iron Lad to have a FaceHeelTurn after Cassie's death.]]

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*CompleteMonster: "[[OneBadMother Mother]]" is an [[EldritchAbomination interdimensional parasite]] that consumes her victims by drawing them in with [[ShapeshifterGuiltTrip the image of their deceased loved ones, particularly their parents]]. Mother assumes the form of the deceased mother of Hulkling, using her influence to assimilate the Avengers and thousands across New York to devour the Young Avengers before she's repelled as part of Loki's plots. In anger out of having been deceived, Mother decides to [[OmnicidalManiac annihilate Earth and its entire reality]] as a warning to the rest of the multiverse, twisting Hulkling into a "[[HumanArchitectureHorror throne]]" while he's alive and conscious and sending dark counterparts of the Young Avengers to destroy all they find.


** Though, this is easily topped in #13, with [[spoiler: Loki confessing the fact he's not really Kid!Loki but the amalgamation of him and Ikol after the latter killed the former, the Ex-Men and Leah being revealed to be figments he conjured up due to his new-found guilt complex, Teddy getting past his existential issues and embracing Billy, complete with a BigDamnKiss that gives Billy what he needs to, temporarily, become the ''[[PhysicalGod Demiurge]]'', finally defeating Mother.]]

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** Though, this is easily topped in #13, with [[spoiler: Loki confessing the fact he's not really Kid!Loki but the amalgamation of him and Ikol after the latter killed the former, the Ex-Men and Leah being revealed to be figments he conjured up due to his new-found guilt complex, Teddy getting past his existential issues and embracing Billy, complete with a BigDamnKiss TheBigDamnKiss that gives Billy what he needs to, temporarily, become the ''[[PhysicalGod Demiurge]]'', finally defeating Mother.]]

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*MoralMyopia: They'd rather lose two friends then easily revive Jonas/Vision II and tell him his first love is dead.


** And there are those who debate whether it was a good idea to change the sexuality of Prodigy and America. Was it shallow AuthorAppeal that contradicted canon? Did it give the characters more depth and improve their interactions with others? Should the book be faulted for the characters' sexuality becoming their defining traits in recent times, or should the blame be passed on t other writers?

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** And there are those who debate whether it was a good idea to change the sexuality of Prodigy and America. Was it shallow AuthorAppeal that contradicted canon? Did it give the characters more depth and improve their interactions with others? Should the book be faulted for the characters' sexuality becoming their defining traits in recent times, or should the blame be passed on t to other writers?



** And with fans of current ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} series, thanks to both being quite different in style from usual Marvel standard and sharing the character of Kate Bishop. It helps that Creator/MattFraction and Creator/KieronGillen are good friends.

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** And with fans of current Matt Fraction's ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} series, thanks to both being quite different in style from usual Marvel standard and sharing the character of Kate Bishop. It helps that Creator/MattFraction and Creator/KieronGillen are good friends.



** The "new readers wanted" ad Loki handed out in the promotional one-shot had an interesting curse attached: "Be there or be involved in a string of massive corporate crossover events for your entire run"... well, apparently ''he'' wasn't there enough because his [[ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard new solo series]] was involved in ''[[ComicBook/OriginalSin bo]][[ComicBook/{{Axis}} th]]'' "[[CrisisCrossover massive corporate crossover events]]" of 2014 and the [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 one]] of 2015. Not that this isn't a totally Loki thing to happen.

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** The "new readers wanted" ad Loki handed out in the promotional one-shot had an interesting curse attached: "Be there or be involved in a string of massive corporate crossover events for your entire run"... well, apparently ''he'' wasn't there enough because his [[ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard new solo series]] was involved in ''[[ComicBook/OriginalSin bo]][[ComicBook/{{Axis}} th]]'' "[[CrisisCrossover massive corporate both]]'' "[[ComicBook/{{Axis}}massive]] [[CrisisCrossovercorporate crossover events]]" of 2014 and the [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 one]] of 2015. Not that this isn't a totally Loki thing to happen.



** An understated one in #4, in how Loki convinces Billy to loan him what's left of Billy's powers for ten minutes. Just the thought of Teddy being forced to go through what Loki's suggesting is enough for Billy to agree despite his misgivings.

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** An understated one in In issue #4, in how Loki convinces Billy to loan him what's left of Billy's powers for ten minutes. Just the thought of Teddy being forced to go through what Loki's suggesting is enough for Billy to agree despite his misgivings.


* AlasPoorScrappy: Many fans felt bad and cried when [[spoiler:Cassie died at the end of Children's Crusade after sacrificing her life against giant god-mode Doctor Doom]].



* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many were against the idea of ''Young Avengers'' at the time it was announced. It starred teenage versions of famous heroes, including a [[LegacyCharacter new]] [[AffirmativeActionLegacy female]] superhero taking over the mantle of ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} after his death in ''Disassembled'', was written by a man who had no experience in comic books (being primarily a television writer in works like ''Series/SexAndTheCity''), and to a lot of people it just screamed "gimmick". It then turned out to have been considered one of the best, freshest ideas of 2005, earned a large following (especially with young readers, their target demographic), gave the starring characters fandoms of their own (especially notable was Stature, before then Cassie was just known as Scott Lang's daughter; also don't forget having the openly gay couple Wiccan and Hulkling was ''very'' progressive back then and was widely praised), and ComicBook/KateBishop herself would turn out to be the BreakoutCharacter of the series, even headlining her own many years later.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many were against the idea of ''Young Avengers'' at the time it was announced. It starred teenage versions of famous heroes, including a [[LegacyCharacter new]] [[AffirmativeActionLegacy female]] superhero taking over the mantle of ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} after his death in ''Disassembled'', was written by a man who had no experience in comic books (being primarily a television writer in works that many comics audience likely ''wouldn't'' watch, like ''Series/TheOC'' and ''Series/SexAndTheCity''), and to a lot of people it just screamed "gimmick". It then turned out to have been considered one of the best, freshest ideas of 2005, earned a large following (especially with young readers, their target demographic), gave the starring characters fandoms of their own (especially notable was Stature, before then Cassie was just known as Scott Lang's daughter; also don't forget having the openly gay couple Wiccan and Hulkling was ''very'' progressive back then and was widely praised), and ComicBook/KateBishop herself would turn out to be the BreakoutCharacter of the series, even headlining her own many years later. Case in point, when the series was announced to return in 2019 as part of Marvel's [[ComicBook/MarvelAFreshStart Fresh Start]] relaunch, the reception was ''very'' positive, and many are hoping that the series will be adapted into a movie franchise in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.


** Wiccan's original name was Asgardian and based on Thor, but changed it due to possible jokes about a gay superhero whose name sounds like 'ass guardian.' Then lo and behold, Charmin used the joke on an ad on twitter for ''Film/ThorTheDarkworld'' which has a large section of gay fan fiction.
** The "new readers wanted" ad Loki handed out in the promotional one-shot had an interesting curse attached: "Be there or be involved in a string of massive corporate crossover events for your entire run"... well, apparently ''he'' wasn't there enough because his [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard new solo series]] was involved in ''[[Comicbook/OriginalSin bo]][[Comicbook/{{Axis}} th]]'' "[[CrisisCrossover massive corporate crossover events]]" of 2014 and the [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 one]] of 2015. Not that this isn't a totally Loki thing to happen.

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** Wiccan's original name was Asgardian and based on Thor, but changed it due to possible jokes about a gay superhero whose name sounds like 'ass guardian.' Then lo and behold, Charmin used the joke on an ad on twitter Twitter for ''Film/ThorTheDarkworld'' ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' which has a large section of gay fan fiction.
** The "new readers wanted" ad Loki handed out in the promotional one-shot had an interesting curse attached: "Be there or be involved in a string of massive corporate crossover events for your entire run"... well, apparently ''he'' wasn't there enough because his [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard [[ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard new solo series]] was involved in ''[[Comicbook/OriginalSin bo]][[Comicbook/{{Axis}} ''[[ComicBook/OriginalSin bo]][[ComicBook/{{Axis}} th]]'' "[[CrisisCrossover massive corporate crossover events]]" of 2014 and the [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 one]] of 2015. Not that this isn't a totally Loki thing to happen.


** On the same note as the two above, Billy and Teddy's relationship: Either its a great portrayal of a healthy, loving gay couple, or they're dull and boring because they never have any troubles. Then Gillen's run gave them some problems, and people are spit on if that made them more interesting or less interesting.

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** On the same note as the two above, Billy and Teddy's relationship: Either its a great portrayal of a healthy, loving gay couple, or they're dull and boring because they never have any troubles. Then Gillen's run gave them some problems, and people are spit split on if that made them more interesting or less interesting.



* EnsembleDarkHorse: During the first years of the Young Avengers, Kate never had the main focus of a story and was there only as the link that maintained the team together morally and financially. Later she somehow took the title of leader from Patriot and by 2013 not only she is one of the three original members to remain in the team (the others being the OfficialCouple) but also she is the only member to currently appear in two ongoing series at the same time as of the start of Young Avengers Volume 2 with a co-starring role in the current Hawkeye book. Kate is also often chosen as the most popular character of the team by fans (Wiccan or Kid Loki being the only members who can match her popularity). At this point, its safe to say she's officially the BreakoutCharacter of the book.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: EnsembleDarkHorse:
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During the first years of the Young Avengers, Kate never had the main focus of a story and was there only as the link that maintained the team together morally and financially. Later she somehow took the title of leader from Patriot and by 2013 not only she is one of the three original members to remain in the team (the others being the OfficialCouple) but also she is the only member to currently appear in two ongoing series at the same time as of the start of Young Avengers Volume 2 with a co-starring role in the current Hawkeye book. Kate is also often chosen as the most popular character of the team by fans (Wiccan or Kid Loki being the only members who can match her popularity). At this point, its safe to say she's officially the BreakoutCharacter of the book.



* FriendlyFandoms: With fans of ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]]'', ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' and ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy''. Vol.2 added ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' fans with introduction of Kid Loki to the team and by virtue of being written by [[Creator/KieronGillen the same person]]. And of course the last two issues of vol.2 took advantage of this with the Young Avengers inviting all other teen heroes to a huge party.

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* FriendlyFandoms: FriendlyFandoms:
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With fans of ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]]'', ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' and ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy''. Vol.2 added ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' fans with introduction of Kid Loki to the team and by virtue of being written by [[Creator/KieronGillen the same person]]. And of course the last two issues of vol.2 took advantage of this with the Young Avengers inviting all other teen heroes to a huge party.



* HolyShitQuotient: Issue 8 of vol.2 - it has several strong moments that would each end up being a cliffhanger in another story - attack by monstrous versions of [[spoiler: Noh-Varr's first love, Exterminatrix]], then landing in a dimension where stars are [[spoiler: built into a giant image of Billy]], then team getting separated after [[spoiler: Mother's attack]], then return of [[spoiler: ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' character, Leah]] and finally [[spoiler: David kissing Teddy]].

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* HolyShitQuotient: Issue 8 of vol.2 - it has several strong moments that would each end up being a cliffhanger in another story - attack attacked by monstrous versions of [[spoiler: Noh-Varr's first love, Exterminatrix]], then landing in a dimension where stars are [[spoiler: built into a giant image of Billy]], then team getting separated after [[spoiler: Mother's attack]], then the return of [[spoiler: ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' character, Leah]] and finally [[spoiler: David kissing Teddy]].



* HoYay: Billy and Teddy went straight past this to OfficialCouple, but the first issue gives us the semi-infamous picture of Iron Man with his arm around Captain America's waist in midair.

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* HoYay: HoYay:
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Billy and Teddy went straight past this to OfficialCouple, but the first issue gives us the semi-infamous picture of Iron Man with his arm around Captain America's waist in midair.



* InternetBackdraft: The reactions of some fans to [=McKelvie=]'s redesign of Billy Kaplan are less than favorable. Detractors claim that it makes him look more stereotypical gay, thus hurting an up-to-then positive portrayal, or that it just looks ugly in comparison. The portrayal of Billy-Teddy relationship in the 2013 has also been received with hostility.
** There was also some backdraft when Gillen called Speed sociopath in an interview. He had to explain on Tumblr he was referring to the time Billy called him a sociopath in original series.

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* InternetBackdraft: InternetBackdraft:
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The reactions of some fans to [=McKelvie=]'s redesign of Billy Kaplan are less than favorable. Detractors claim that it makes him look more stereotypical gay, thus hurting an up-to-then positive portrayal, or that it just looks ugly in comparison. The portrayal of Billy-Teddy Billy and Teddy's relationship in the 2013 issues has also been received with hostility.
** There was also some backdraft when Gillen called Speed a sociopath in an interview. He had to explain on Tumblr that he was referring to the time Billy called him a sociopath in the original series.



* JerkassWoobie: Loki. [[spoiler: the entire conflict is basically his own self-loathing and guilt personified, and it all started because of his gambit to steal Billy's power]].
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Prodigy. He comes with one canonical, if sunk, ship from his [[ComicBook/NewMutants previous series]] (Surge), gets a lot of HoYay with Speed and [[spoiler: once he reveals his bisexuality, with Teddy]], possible FoeYay as Loki's rival and there is a small percentage of fans who were shiping him with Miss America on the basis of one scene from issue #8 [[spoiler: through that probably got sunk when we found out America is a lesbian]] and with Kate on the basis on small scene from issue #11.

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* JerkassWoobie: Loki. [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:The entire conflict is basically his own self-loathing and guilt personified, and it all started because of his gambit to steal Billy's power]].
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Prodigy. He comes with one canonical, if sunk, ship from his [[ComicBook/NewMutants previous series]] (Surge), gets a lot of HoYay with Speed and [[spoiler: once he reveals his bisexuality, with Teddy]], possible FoeYay as Loki's rival and there is a small percentage of fans who were shiping shipping him with Miss America on the basis of one scene from issue #8 [[spoiler: through [[spoiler:(though that probably got sunk when we found out it's revealed that America is a lesbian]] lesbian)]] and with Kate on the basis on of a small scene from issue #11.



* MisaimedFandom: Gillen noted in horror how many people told him they love uniform worn by one of alternate versions of Kate Bishop in issue #9 of volume 2, despite the fact it's clearly a [[PuttingOnTheReich Nazi uniform]].

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* MisaimedFandom: Gillen noted in horror how many people told him that they love the uniform worn by one of the alternate versions of Kate Bishop in issue #9 of volume 2, despite the fact it's clearly a [[PuttingOnTheReich Nazi uniform]].



* NightmareFuel: vol.2 issue 6, last few pages give us [[spoiler: A ''thing'' in Patriot's old costume, that walks like a zombie, [[MindRape mind rapes]] Speed before taking him somewhere and reveals the costume is actually empty, taunting Prodigy to put it on, before it disappears]]. It's quite creepy.

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* NightmareFuel: vol.NightmareFuel:
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2 issue 6, the last few pages give us [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:a ''thing'' in Patriot's old costume, that walks like a zombie, [[MindRape mind rapes]] Speed before taking him somewhere and reveals the costume is actually empty, taunting Prodigy to put it on, before it disappears]]. It's quite creepy.



-->'''Loki:''' Do you want your boyfriend to [[NeckSnap snap your neck]] to save everyone's lives, Wiccan? Because ''he'' doesn't.

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-->'''Loki:''' --->'''Loki:''' Do you want your boyfriend to [[NeckSnap snap your neck]] to save everyone's lives, Wiccan? Because ''he'' doesn't.

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** And there are those who debate whether it was a good idea to change the sexuality of Prodigy and America. Was it shallow AuthorAppeal that contradicted canon? Did it give the characters more depth and improve their interactions with others? Should the book be faulted for the characters' sexuality becoming their defining traits in recent times, or should the blame be passed on t other writers?

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many were against the idea of ''Young Avengers'' at the time it was announced. It starred teenage versions of famous heroes, including a [[LegacyCharacter new]] [[AffirmativeActionLegacy female]] superhero taking over the mantle of ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} after his death in ''Disassembled'', was written by a man who had no experience in comic books (being primarily a television writer in works like ''Series/SexAndTheCity''), and to a lot of people it just screamed "gimmick". It then turned out to have been considered one of the best, freshest ideas of 2005, earned a large following (especially with young readers, their target demographic), gave the starring characters fandoms of their own (especially notable was Stature, before then Cassie was just known as Scott Lang's daughter; also don't forget having the openly gay couple Wiccan and Hulkling was ''very'' progressive back then and was widely praised), and ComicBook/KateBishop herself would turn out to be the BreakoutCharacter of the series, even headlining her own many years later.


* HolyShitQuotient: Issue 8 of vol.2 - it has several strong moments that would each end up being a cliffhanger in another story - attack by monstrous versions of [[spoiler: Noh-Varr's first love, Exterminatrix]], then landing in a dimension where stars are [[spoiler: build into giant image of Billy]], then team getting separated after [[spoiler: Mother's attack]], then return of [[spoiler: ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' character, Leah]] and finally [[spoiler: David kissing Teddy]].

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* HolyShitQuotient: Issue 8 of vol.2 - it has several strong moments that would each end up being a cliffhanger in another story - attack by monstrous versions of [[spoiler: Noh-Varr's first love, Exterminatrix]], then landing in a dimension where stars are [[spoiler: build built into a giant image of Billy]], then team getting separated after [[spoiler: Mother's attack]], then return of [[spoiler: ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' character, Leah]] and finally [[spoiler: David kissing Teddy]].


** Wiccan's original name was Asgardian and based on Thor, but changed it due to possible jokes about a gay superhero whose name sounds like 'ass guardian'. Then lo and behold, Charmin used the joke on an ad on twitter for ''Film/ThorTheDarkworld'' which has a large section of gay fan fiction.
** The new readers wanted ad Loki handed out in the promotional one-shot had an interesting curse attached: "Be there or be involved in a string of massive corporate crossover events for your entire run"... well, apparently ''he'' wasn't there enough because his [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard new solo series]] was involved in ''[[Comicbook/OriginalSin bo]][[Comicbook/{{Axis}} th]]'' "[[CrisisCrossover massive corporate crossover events]]" of 2014 and will be in the [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 one]] of 2015. Not that this isn't a totally Loki thing to happen.

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** Wiccan's original name was Asgardian and based on Thor, but changed it due to possible jokes about a gay superhero whose name sounds like 'ass guardian'. guardian.' Then lo and behold, Charmin used the joke on an ad on twitter for ''Film/ThorTheDarkworld'' which has a large section of gay fan fiction.
** The new "new readers wanted wanted" ad Loki handed out in the promotional one-shot had an interesting curse attached: "Be there or be involved in a string of massive corporate crossover events for your entire run"... well, apparently ''he'' wasn't there enough because his [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard new solo series]] was involved in ''[[Comicbook/OriginalSin bo]][[Comicbook/{{Axis}} th]]'' "[[CrisisCrossover massive corporate crossover events]]" of 2014 and will be in the [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 one]] of 2015. Not that this isn't a totally Loki thing to happen.


* FriendlyFandoms: With fans of ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]]'', ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' and ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy''. Vol.2 added ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' fans with introduction of Kid Loki to the team and by virtue of being written by [[Creator/KieronGillen the same person]]. And of course last two issues of vol.2 took an advantage of it with Young Avengers inviting all other teen heroes on huge party.

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* FriendlyFandoms: With fans of ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]]'', ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' and ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy''. Vol.2 added ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' fans with introduction of Kid Loki to the team and by virtue of being written by [[Creator/KieronGillen the same person]]. And of course the last two issues of vol.2 took an advantage of it this with the Young Avengers inviting all other teen heroes on to a huge party.

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