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A series of Avengers/Wakfu crossover fanfics written by Fallintosanity. It's a divergent AU set after the first Avengers movie. It focuses on Loki and Jahanna, an Eliatrope (these portal-slinging people of Wakfu) as they try save the universe from Thanos, the Man Behind the Man in the Avengers film.

It consists of 3 multi-chapter fics (all complete) and some one-shots that deal with the aftermath.

Available here.


A Bridge Once Broken contains examples of:

  • All Therapists Are Muggles: Played completely straight. The Asgard royal family is loaded with issues, and they never seem to try to get help. Then in part four, Thor starts seeing a healer of the mind on Earth. It helps.
  • Almost Dead Guy: In part five, Glip. Doesn't have anything actually important to the mission to say, though, just some stuff to feed the angst.
  • Ancient Artifact: The Eliacube, also known as the Tesseract, which in this author's vision is just a learning tool for young Eliatropes, but can be used for some nifty things.
  • Animal Motifs: Eliacube can be made any shape the user wants. Jahanna likes it as a butterfly, but it's a bit too girly for Loki, who prefers a magpie.
  • Baby's First Words: Discussed by Frigga. Loki's was "dad", Thor's was "apple".
  • Badass Normal: Natasha. Super Weight of 1 in a story that has Norse gods, fantasy gods, huge unbeatable green giants who are giant, (several) Asian-type dragons, eliatropes, shushu, freakin' enormous robots and a genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist. Holding her own better than well by thinking on her feet.
    • Mind you, Tony's suit in part five is mostly used to contain an Artifact of Attraction that has been made by the Mechasms to suck wakfu out of eliatropes for some Bewildering Punishment. And it's a small, portable version. Tony himself contributes by being smart and observant and a favourite of one of the Twelve much more than he does by flying or brawling.
  • Batman Gambit: Loki's plan in part one depended a lot on the Avengers believing that he was up to no good and that they had to stop him, and Thanos thinking that Loki was on his side or too insignificant to worry about. His plan(s) in part five are more underhanded and subtle, but also depend on Ush Galesh and Tony (and the Mechasms) acting in specific ways.
  • Be All My Sins Remembered: Loki. All the freaking time. Leads to a lot of You Are Better Than You Think You Are from the ever-patient Jahanna.
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  • Berserk Button: Harming Eliatropes when their dragon siblings are around is a tremendously bad and flammable idea.
  • Big Bad:
    • Thanos is this in the first fic.
    • In part five, it looks like the Mechasms, but really it's Qilby. From beyond the grave.
  • Breather Episode: Part four. Sort of. Sure, it's loaded with as much angst as the rest of it, but at least no one is trying to destroy the known universe.
  • Broken Ace: Loki. Brilliant, suave, and read every book in Asgard. Also, he sees himself as Odin's pet monster/trophy and is convinced that he needs to trick Thor into helping him save the universe. Luckily, true love heals.
    Tony: What the hell did you do to him to make him so afraid to ask for help?!
  • Brutal Honesty: Tikal tells it like it is, no sugarcoating.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Loki with Jahanna, who's probably the most patient woman in the history of patient women.
  • Cassandra Truth: Loki, for the God of Lies, tells the truth surprisingly often, but he is rarely believed.
  • Character Development: Most of the cast in one way or another develop as the plot progresses, but Thor changes the most, once certain things are revealed to him about what happened to Loki.
  • The Chessmaster: Loki. Qilby used to be one, but now is just insane and broken.
  • Commitment Issues: Lead Loki to do some sightseeing in the World of Twelve in part three, but then he comes back to get Happily Married.
  • Continuation: It starts right after the end of Avengers.
  • Crossover: Between The Avengers and Wakfu.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Loki has his moments, but Tony takes the cake.
    Fallintosanity: Tony subscribes to the Tao of Dresden - when facing someone who is capable of squishing you without a second thought, snark. Ironically, Harry Dresden himself gets it in part from the Tao of Spider-Man.
  • Deadly Dodging: How Eliatropes (and Loki) fight. Dragons prefer more fiery and stompy solutions.
  • Divine Intervention: In part five, it seems a cute Running Gag how Tony is repeatedly taken to be a xelor by the natives. But it foreshadows him being directly helped out by the relevant of the Twelve Gods in the finale.
    The God in Question: You would have made a good disciple.
  • The Dragon: The Other, who is Thanos's Dragon.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Tony convinces Thor to try it.
    Tony: Okay, then you get to learn the great Earth tradition of drowning your sorrows.
  • Dying Race: In part five the Mechasms, since their only remaining engineer is missing his Heart Drive.
  • The Empath: Eliatropes and the dragons can read people's wakfu, which gives them the benefits of this trope.
  • Enemy Mine: The Avengers teaming up with Loki.
    • The Brotherhood of the Tofu with Remington in part five.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After spending time in the World of Twelve Loki gets a much nicer hairstyle than his previous unkempt one.
  • Father, I Don't Want to Fight: In part five, Tony realises Loki is a geek raised among die-hard jocks. That, in Tony's opinion, explains a lot.
  • Flashback Echo: In part five, being imprisoned on the Mechasm ship (inside some buildings obviously lifted from the eliatropes' original planet!) is, for Tony, a constant step dance on his Trauma Button. He understands why this was necessary, but is still empatically unhappy. The Chessmaster responsible makes a sincere apology.
  • Forgets to Eat: Loki, all the time.
  • Freakiness Shame: Loki and Jahanna, believe it or not, bond over it (being a Jotunn for him, wakfu wings for her. Not that they weren't already pretty close... Also, each of them thinks the other's weirdness is beautiful.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Tony's aptitude for machinery saves the universe (directly and indirectly) in part five.
  • Hammerspace: Loki learns to use it. It comes in handy, a lot.
  • Intertwined Fingers: Lots between Loki and Jahanna.
  • Love at First Sight: Not quite first, but Loki and Jahanna do fall for each other fairly quickly.
  • Man Behind the Man: The Avengers think it's Jahanna at first, but it's really Thanos, at least part one.
  • Master of Illusion: Loki's trademark.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: The Mechasms. They reproduce by building new Mechasms from scratch, which is why a) their technology is as alive as themselves (to the point of their ship being afraid), and b) they respect engineers, called capital-B-"Builders", greatly.
  • Mind Rape:
    Loki: Madness is, perhaps, inevitable when one tumbles through the void into the Chitauri’s tender mercies.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Jahanna's brother is, at first, highly wary of her new boyfriend, and justifiably so. They become true friends later on.
  • The Nicknamer: Unsurprisingly, Tony Stark.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood:
    • Remember the war that drove the Eliatropes from their original home planet? Turns out (canonically to Wakfu), Qilby is the sole person responsible for it by stealing Orgonax's heart - but in this version, all the Mechasms have a very, very important reason to want this heart back, and are convinced the Eliatrope Council has authorised Qilby's actions - so they go after the Eliatropes with extreme prejudice.
    • Also, Loki. Big time.
  • Never Accepted in His Hometown: Loki certainly feels this way, not entirely unreasonably, considering in part two, we find out that Sif was actively destroying Loki's reputation around Asgard because she was jealous.
  • Noodle Incident: A literal example.
    Tony: Tell him I said that if he doesn’t get his ass up here now, I will personally tell his commanding officer and his entire battalion about that time in Las Vegas with the aerialist and the pool noodle.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Consult the Wakfu page for the specifics of how Eliatrope dragons are different.
  • Panicky Expectant Father: Loki in part five, not just because it's his baby being born and he has terrible, terrible daddy issues, but also because of the Interspecies Romance that resulted in the baby - he worries there might be something wrong with his firstborn, but everything goes swimmingly.
  • Plausible Deniability: Loki, the Eliatropes, the dragons and the Sheran Sharm family cannot be seen anywhere near Ush Galesh's treasury for fear of causing a diplomatic incident. But a bunch of nobodies from another world is another story...
  • Pocket Dimension: Jahanna and Tikal's base in part one. Also, Emrub until Balthasar dies and it turns inaccessible.
  • Poke in the Third Eye: Odin feeds the scrying Loki some false information.
  • Poor Communication Kills: In many ways, as Tony realises in part five, to his horror. The lack of communication between the Eliatropes and the Mechasms is threatening their Mutually Assured Destruction.
  • Pregnant Badass: Jahanna, with Loki's baby, in part five. Naturally, she goes into labour shortly after the crisis is resolved and Babies Make Everything Better.
  • Raise Him Right This Time: Sooort of. Jahanna and Tikal are Shinonome's attempt to replace Qilby (which, unfortunately, means also replacing herself) with someone sane. This causes a little Angst, but the attempt is, so far, successful.
  • Teleportation Sickness: While fighting, Jahanna does not hesitate to weaponise it.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Apart from the Eliatropes, whose hat (har, har) is this trope, Loki can travel anywhere he wants along the branches of Yggdrasil.
  • Third-Person Person: Eliatrope dragons, because the sheer gravitas of their being is too dangerous for people when they speak in the first person.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Jahanna's view (as long as the person in question isn't trying to kill her or hers), which slowly bleeds over to Loki.
  • Trauma Button: Loki has PTSD of epic proportions, especially in part one, manifesting in numerous flashbacks and panic attacks. Tony's pretty traumatised, as well. And beside flashing back to his own plight, he turns out to be sensitive to the psychic/wakfu imprints in the Eliatrope buildings. Those buildings that saw Eliatropes massacred, man, woman and child.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny:
    • Who would win, an Eliatrope or the Avengers? The Avengers, at least after they figure out what Jahanna can do. They do less well against a dragon.
    • And then in part five, it's the Avengers vs. the Brotherhood of the Tofu.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Loki, at the end of part one, because of his and Odin's actions, in both the fic and in the original Thor movie.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Eliatrope dragons, as in the source material. Eliacube's shape can be changed by the user.
  • Worldbuilding: The author fleshes out a lot of things that were glossed over in the source material, particularly Wakfu. Most of it has plot significance.