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Avengers: Infinite Wars by free man writer is a crossover between Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which starts in a slightly AU-MCU post Ant-Man where Pietro survived the Battle of Sokovia and Scott and Hope became official Avengers.

While the team investigate a lead on a new Hydra base, they trigger an unknown Hydra experiment that displaces all nine Avengers- Captain America, Black Widow, Falcon, Quicksilver, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Ant-Man and the Wasp- into the Star Wars universe during the Clone Wars. Lost in the galaxy, the Avengers find themselves joining forces with the Republic as they try to find each other once again and find a way home, while back on Earth Tony Stark recruits a team of reserves while trying to find the lost heroes, until Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Black Panther are also 'displaced'.

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The fic can be read here and here.

The fic has also inspired Tales of Infinite War, which basically provides a few extra details and backstory for other characters in the series.

Not to be confused with Avengers: Infinity War.


Avengers: Infinite Wars contains examples of:

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  • 11th-Hour Ranger: During the Rakghoul outbreak caused during Kaecilius’s escape, the Ancient One, Bucky and Celeste are aided by the arrival of the Ghost Rider.
  • Abnormal Ammo: Scott, in particular, uses this, with characters being caught off-guard to see him nonchalantly shrink an enemy tank or enlarge a grenade so that it can take out multiple enemy droids.
  • Above the Influence: When Ahsoka confesses her feelings for Peter and Barriss while under the Son's influence, Peter turns her down even before he realises the extent of her corruption as he doesn't want to take advantage of her current state.
  • Absence of Evidence:
    • Discussed when the Avengers reflect that they can be fairly sure they're not in their own galaxy any more as they would have probably seen the various ships flying around at some point if that was the case.
    • Later, one of the Sith Acolytes observes that the Avengers can be detected by searching for the void they create in the Force even if they cannot be sensed through the Force directly.
  • Above Good and Evil: Darth Kreia considers herself outside the idea of Light and Dark in terms of the Force even as she still refers to herself by the 'Darth' title.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: At one point Dooku muses that the Avengers have ruined some of Palpatine’s plans just by turning up, as Anakin is spending more time with various members of the Avengers where Palpatine was expecting Anakin to visit him more often as the war unfolded, costing Palpatine the opportunity to corrupt his possible future apprentice further.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • As well as all depicted Avengers briefly assuming that Mace Windu is Nick Fury upon meeting him, Steve privately reflected that he found Padme Amidala familiar, although Hope is the first one to ‘recognize’ Padme as Jane Foster's double.
    • Not explicitly referenced, but Peter Parker acting as Obi-Wan Kenobi's semi-apprentice may be an allusion to The Impossible, where Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland appeared as father and son.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance:
    • The additional threat posed by the Avengers prompts Sidious and Dooku to dispatch Durge to rescue the captured Nute Gunray rather than just rely on Ventress for the mission.
    • Hera Syndulla appears as a young girl in the story, while she had never made an appearance in the Clone Wars, nor was she mentioned.
    • Celeste Morne and her oubliette are found on Earth by Bucky in a Hydra facility, when in canon the oubliette was only opened by Darth Vader early in the galactic civil war.
    • Chapter 28 sees the Avengers and the Jedi go to Jedha, meet Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus, and end up rescuing an infant Mara Jade and The Child.
    • Chapter 31 looks at Orson Callan Krennic as he searches for materials to use for the Death Star during the Clone Wars
    • Chapter 47 reveals that Merrin, who will be the last of the Nightsisters of Dathomir after the Clone Wars, is introduced as a child who has become close to Wanda.
    • Chapter 48 introduces Wilhuff Tarkin earlier than in canon, who is promoted by Palpatine to vice-admiral in the aftermath of Ultron's first attack and the death of admiral Yularen.
    • Chapter 62 introduces Omega, who meets Echo much sooner than in canon, and Lama Su offhandedly mentions her status as a pure clone of Jango Fett much earlier than in the series.
    • Chapter 64 sees Hera Syndulla meetin Caleb Dunne during the Clone Wars when both are children, as opposed to meeting as adults during the Rebellion.
    • Chapter 66 introduces Peli Motto and Guri during the Clone Wars, as opposed to after the Empire came into existence.
  • Adaptation Amalgamation: While the story mostly follows the plot of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it also adds elements and characters from the Legends continuity, such as Mara Jade.
  • Adaptation Species Change:
    • A good description of Taskmaster, who here is an operative in the Star Wars galaxy as opposed to their Marvel origin as an augmented Earth mercenary, even if the character is still human.
    • The spirits of Mortis are embodiments of the Force in both canons for Star Wars. Here, they're Celestials (which notably does not preclude them from also embodying the Force).
  • Adaptational Heroism: To date, Ros Lai and Mother Talzin appear to be more heroic and cautiously neutral at best, as opposed to them actively planning to kill innocents in canon, although it may be that they simply want to avoid having to fight Wanda after witnessing her power.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Essentially applies to Jessica Jones, who has her comic counterpart's flight ability where in the TV series she just possessed superhuman strength.
  • Advanced Ancient Humans: Or 'Advanced Ancient Aliens', at least; in chapter 24, the Guardians of the Galaxy are surprised to find Revan's old ship drifting in space, and even manage to reactivate HK-47.
  • Alien Arts Are Appreciated: As part of their time with the Jedi, the Avengers have used some of their multimedia devices to give their new allies a taste of Earth popular culture, including Scott singing Queen songs, Pietro apparently watching Toy Story with Senator Riyo Chuchi, or an unspecified number of Jedi watching the Alien films, all of which have generally gone down well (although characters express distaste when Spider-Man in particular compares the tunnels of Geonosis to the tunnels in Alien).
  • Aliens Never Invented the Wheel: A minor variation of this, as Scott has the idea that the Avengers can make some independent credits for themselves beyond just fighting in the war by introducing billiards to the galaxy. By Chapter 23, Scott is taking steps to introduce bowling to the galaxy as part of this plan. Chapter 47 sees Peter eating an equivalent of pizza that he has created from 'local' ingredients, while Obi-Wan's old friend Dex has been provided with some Earth recipes and opened up a new diner specialising in such dishes.
  • Alone with the Psycho: Padme and C-3PO undergo this in chapter 49 when one of Ultron's bodies reveals itself to be hiding in her office and locks them in with him. Fortunately, he's only there to gloat and thank them for helping him when he first arrived to Coruscant, but Padme is well aware that he could have easily killed her in that moment.
  • Always a Bigger Fish:
    • You think Rancors are bad? The slave masters of Sleheyron end up trying to kill the Avengers and their allies with something even bigger: a Gorog. To demonstrate, the Gorog drags and kills a rancor and rips it in half.
    • In the Star Wars galaxy, the Muur Talisman was considered to be an extremely dangerous Sith artifact capable of bringing the galaxy to ruin if left unchecked. When it finds itself on Earth, Odin effortlessly seals the spirit of Muur inside, and the Ancient One easily breaks its connection to Celeste Morne and tosses it into another dimension to deal with later.
    • When Muur escapes and absorbs various mystical beings, he attempts to repeat the process for Dormammu, but is overwhelmed and driven insane by the entity's sheer power.
    • When Asajj returns to Dathomir and meets Wanda, she reflects that Wanda's sheer power is greater than even Sidious, even if Wanda isn't exactly using the Force.
  • Always Someone Better: Asajj reflects at one point that the galaxy has grown used to seeing Force users as invincible, before the arrival of the Avengers revealed beings with powers outside of the Force who can still match the Jedi and Sith in confrontations.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Where Barriss just had various Les Yay moments with Ahsoka alone in canon, here she has similar moments with Ahsoka and Spider-Man, to the extent that she finds herself unnerved by the scale of her own feelings for her two ‘dear friends’.
  • An Axe to Grind: Ghost Rider picks a mystical axe from New York's Sanctum in conjunction with with his burning chain, and he's ruthlessly efficient at it.
  • Androids Are People, Too: While most droids are dismissed as just machines, the Bendu- the first person in this galaxy to meet the Vision- clearly recognises that the Vision is more than just another machine.
  • The Apprentice:
    • Spider-Man becomes an informal one for Obi-Wan Kenobi, asking the Jedi Master to give him some instruction in how he might use his abilities.
    • The Vision becomes one for the Bendu, who teaches Vision more about the Infinity Stones and how he might use the Mind Stone in particular.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Separatist General Lok Durd loses an arm when his arm catches on fire and one of his droid soldiers ‘assists’ him by stamping it out.
  • Arch-Enemy: War Machine and Durge rapidly develop one as they keep running into each other and fearing and hating each other.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Not explicitly acknowledged, but when Matt Murdock is interrogating Bo-Katan Kryze about her role in the Mandalorian Death Watch, she finds herself unable to answer when he asks her to tell him something about herself outside of her position in the Death Watch.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: After the rescue team arrives to save Steve, Natasha and Peter from the Separatist research facility on Naboo, Steve and Natasha observe that they need to find Rumlow’s team as he has Doctor Vindi and a cure for the Shadow Virus, and Peter adds that Rumlow took Cap’s shield.
  • Artificial Intelligence: As well as the droids, it is revealed that the War Machine armor has its own A.I., much like the Iron Man armors had JARVIS and FRIDAY, with Rhodey’s version being known as ‘Tap’ and speaking with a Russian accent.
  • Ascended Fans:
    • A lower-key example, but in Tales of Infinite War, Maris Brood gets over her challenges designing a lightsaber for herself when she sees the Black Widow in action on a video, witnessing Widow's combat style inspires her to develop two smaller blades based on the Avenger's tonfa.
    • Back on Earth, Bucky, Wong and the Ancient One are such fans of J. R. R. Tolkien that not only does Wong have a signed copy of The Silmarillion (apparently the last such signature before Tolkein died), but the Ancient One deliberately enchanted one of the versions of the One Ring made after the films were released so that it can turn people invisible when worn, which prompts a gleeful whoop from Bucky when Wong gives it to him. Later characters compare Karness Muur and the Muur Talisman to Sauron and the One Ring, with even Hank Pym acknowledging the analogy.
    • Peter Quill also appears to be a fan of the genre, as he is particularly keen when Vision mentions the latest Lord of the Rings movies when the Vision meets the Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • The Assimilator: After taking an acolyte of Kaecilius as his host, Karness Muur is able to learn how to absorb supernatural entities into himself to gain more power.
  • The Atoner: While Celeste and Bucky didn't choose to commit their past sins, as Bucky was brainwashed and Celeste possessed, each of them are keen to make up for their past sins as they join the Masters of Mystic Arts (Celeste as a student and Bucky a guest).
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When Ultron attacks Coruscant, he deploys a giant version of his body after using his drones to soften the heroes up.
  • Avengers Assemble:
    • A key element of this fic is the Avengers attempting to find their missing members; Steve, Sam and Scott come together by the end of Chapter 2, Rhodey rejoins them in Chapter 5, Hope in Chapter 11, Pietro in Chapter 15 (after the reader learns where he arrived in Chapter 8), and Natasha in Chapter 18, while the Vision is revealed to be on a barren planet in chapter 23.
    • Back on Earth, as of Chapter 19, Tony and Clint begin to put together a new team to protect Earth while looking for the missing Avengers, with their first recruits being Hank Pym (as a non-field consultant), Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
    • In chapter 22, Spider-Man is revealed to have been sent to the Star Wars galaxy; Daredevil is found in Chapter 28, and Chapter 29 reveals that Brock Rumlow is also in this galaxy; the exact moment of transportation is depicted in Chapter 31, which confirms that Black Panther and Ulysses Klaue have also been displaced. Chapter 46 reveals that T'Challa has been sent to Kashykk, and Chapter 47 establishes that the Vision and Wanda are on Atollon and Dathomir respectively.
    • Chapters 53 to 55 essentially look at the Earth-bound heroes dealing with the events of Doctor Strange (2016), which now features Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Celeste Morne and Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider joining the Masters of the Mystic Arts to face the dual threats of Kaecilius and Karness Muur, and the first battle in New York draws in the current Avengers of Iron Man, Hawkeye, Shuri/Black Pantheress and Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk, along with the 'Defenders' in the form of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Danny Rand/Iron Fist and Hector Ayala/White Tiger.
    • Chapter 68 sees the Vision rejoin the other Avengers, and also introduces Earth's Mightiest Heroes to the Guardians of the Galaxy; Chapter 71 concludes the reunions as Anakin, Obi-Wan, Matt and Pietro come to Dathomir and run into Wanda.
  • Awesome by Analysis:
    • Scott might complain about the intensive reading required for him to understand how the technology works in this galaxy, but he soon picks up enough that he turns one of the Separatist droids into a Trojan Horse by riding around inside its central processor.
    • Later on, Matt Murdock listens to enough audio books to present at least an understanding of the essential details of the Republic's relations with Mandalore.
  • BFG: As expected, War Machine is a particular example of this; he possesses six anti-tank missiles, one of which blew up (although didn't kill) the nearly-unstoppable Durge and another proved capable of destroying a Separatist ship once fired into its power core.
  • Back for the Dead: An admiral believed dead a few months ago briefly escapes captivity to transmit a message before he is killed for real by his captor, Ultron.
  • Bad Boss: Essentially subverted; while Palpatine orders Dooku to kill Asajj, Dooku takes subtle steps to find a way to save her life instead.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: May essentially apply to Wanda from the perspective of the Jedi, as she has been training with the spirits of Sith Lords but will always side with her teammates.
  • Badass Normal:
    • Particularly applies to Sam; while he has no enhanced abilities like Steve or Pietro, or especially unique technology like Scott or Rhodey (Dooku himself thinks at one point that jetpacks aren’t uncommon), he still fights with such skill that the clones compare him to a Jedi.
    • Also applies to Natasha Romanoff, who infiltrates a group of bounty hunters who mount an assault on Coruscant while disguised as a Zabrak and avoids raising any questions until she makes contact with the other Avengers; later on, she even manages to engage a Sith Acolyte in hand-to-hand combat with only some assistance from Hope.
    • Back on Earth, Matt Murdock/Daredevil has no problem keeping up with Spider-Man during their search for Ulysses Klaue, despite Murdock's own enhanced abilities being limited to superior senses rather than having any physical advantages.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In Chapter 55, Tony is at first unimpressed with the potential candidates for Avengers membership, which includes what appears to be Frog-Man and Squirrel Girl, until Jennifer Walters reveals her She-Hulk status.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Characters such as Celeste Morne and Stephen Strange recognise the dangers of a quest for immortality, and derive a certain satisfaction in seeing Kaecilius and his acolytes be taken by Dormammu while Muur is driven insane by his own efforts.
  • Beastly Bloodsports: In Chapter 50, Steve is forced to fight as a gladiator against various alien animals, although he does so well that he's soon putting the organisers at a loss.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: Barriss finds herself watching Peter and Ahsoka while considering Peter’s role in finding the cure for the blue shadow virus, and then tries to focus on the Jedi mantra to avoid facing her feelings for the two.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: During Wanda's time on Dathomir, she earns the interest and friendship of Ros Lai as one of the few people to treat Ros kindly despite her apparent deformity.
  • Berate and Switch: Talking with Anakin about Ahsoka, Steve observes that the two Jedi are both “arrogant, cocky, self-centered [and] totally sure of themselves to an absurd degree”, but makes it clear that he admires both Anakin and Ahsoka for their strong will, compassion to their friends and concern for those under their command.
  • Berserk Button:
    • When Anakin and Pietro face fallen Jedi Tol Skorr as Skorr threatens one of the abducted Force-sensitive infants, Pietro notes that he's going to kick Skorr's ass whether or not Skorr has returned the children beforehand, as threatening kids is a big 'No' for any Avenger.
    • While Ultron was already attacking them, having Spider-Man directly compare him to Tony Stark prompts Ultron to give the wall-crawler a particularly brutal beating.
    • When Strange and Celeste confront Kaecilius, Kaecilius talking about how the people he killed are "tiny" compared to his grand goal, Celeste is so outraged by his words that she threatens to stab him with her lightsaber if he says one more word on that topic.
    • When Wanda brings up how Asajj was "abandoned" by her mother during their duel on Dathomir, it provokes a particular outburst of rage from Asajj, prompting Wanda to apologise later as she acknowledges that topic was crossing a line.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • In Chapter 47, with most of the Avengers facing the threat of Ultron's forces on Coruscant, he is forced to retreat when T'Challa arrives with an attack squadron of Wookies.
    • To a point in Chapter 54; the Avengers and the Defenders can't do much against the main threat of Muur and Kaecilius, but they can hold their own against the Rakghoul he creates.
    • Chapter 73 features Anakin, Obi-Wan, Vision, Black Panther and Spider-Man facing the Son after he's just attacked the Father and potentially killed Ahsoka, only for Thor to appear.
  • Big "NO!": It wouldn't be Star Wars without at least one of this. On this instance it's Pietro's reaction at seeing Grievous kill Ima-Gun Di right in front of him.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: When Vision learns that Ultron is active in this galaxy, he describes Ultron as both his brother and partial creator, acknowledging their unconventional "family ties".
  • Birds of a Feather:
    • Chapter 28 reveals that Matt Murdock/Daredevil has been working with the Guardians of the Whilis, as blind masters dedicated to the service of a higher power despite not wielding such power themselves.
    • Back on Earth, part of the reason Bucky Barnes and Celeste Morne bonded so quickly is their shared history of being unwillingly used by agents of evil; Bucky explicitly compares Celeste asking him to kill her to his own silent appeal to Steve to kill him if he couldn't stop the Winter Soldier in their last fight.
    • When the Vision meets the Guardians of the Galaxy, he explicitly compares them to the Avengers, as an eclectic group of individuals who have nevertheless come together to form an effective team.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Not for the story as a whole, but chapter 25 ends with the last Zillo beast being killed even after the Avengers managed to knock it down.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: In a confrontation with Durge, the villain survives being impaled with a lightsaber as he has no real skeleton or nervous system to be damaged by such an attack, as well as taking attacks from three Jedi and War Machine at the same time; even being blown to pieces by one of War Machine’s Tank Missiles just stopped him for the moment rather than killing him for good.
  • Black-and-Gray Morality: Wanda in particular develops this view as she learns about the Sith and the Jedi, as while she's more inclined to favour the Jedi way of doing things over the Sith way, she still doesn't approve of how both sides would take children from happy families for training.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Invoked when the Avengers learn about the Jedi recruitment policies, as the Avengers are disturbed at the indoctrination implications.
  • Blood Knight: HK-47 is soon identified as one of these after he joins the Guardians; the team's main concern with him is that he might go overboard if he's not kept in line.
  • Body-Count Competition: During the second Battle of Geonosis, at least Anakin, Ahsoka, Ant-Man, Spider-Man and Ki-Adi-Mundi share their personal 'kill-count' of droids in a half-joking attempt to one-up each other.
  • Body Snatcher: Dooku reflects at one point that there are records of some Sith having mastered the ability to transfer into other peoples’ bodies, but there are no specific details provided on how to actually do that, Dooku speculating that records of this were erased on purpose.
  • Bond Creatures: Some of the Nightsisters of Dathomir have bonds with rancors and ride them, although in some cases these "bonds" are forced upon wild animals rather than a mutual bond.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: While the Avengers are inclined to side with the Republic as they first witnessed the Separatists attacking civilian targets, after doing some research on the recent history of the Republic Steve Rogers observes that the Republic didn’t exactly do much to address the concerns of the planets that would become part of the Separatists. This is particularly relevant when Padme takes Ahsoka, Barriss and Peter to negotiate with a former mentor who has since joined the Separatists, as the Jedi and the young Avenger each affirm that they have never attacked except to defend others even as they acknowledge the perspective of a young boy who is the son of a Separatist senator.
    • On a personal note, when T'Challa talks with the spirit of his uncle on the ancestral plane about the circumstances of his death, he states that both his father and his uncle were wrong, as he disagrees that Wakanda should remain in isolation but feels that his uncle's more violent plans for change were also a mistake.
  • Bottomless Magazines: To a degree; until Chapter 14, Sam, Scott, Rhodes and Hope (the Avengers most reliant on resources for their weapons to work) showed no sign of being worried that they might run out of standard ammunition for Sam and Rhodes’ weapons or Scott and Hope’s Pym particles, although Rhodes expressed concern that he only has a few of his most powerful weapons available, such as the tank missile he uses to try and kill Durge. Chapter 18 confirms that Hope is working with the Jedi to get permission for the Avengers to have a private lab she can use to create more Pym particles, although it appears that this is only required for their shrunken equipment while Scott and Hope's suits possess their size-changing abilities on their own.
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • The Avengers are all uncomfortable when they learn how the Jedi essentially 'recruit' infants for training in the Order, although they retain their pre-existing friendships with particular Jedi such as Obi-Wan, Anakin, Ahsoka and Aayla.
    • For the Separatists, their leading senators are shaken when Ultron reveals that most of what they have dismissed as "Republic propaganda" of their side's war crimes is actually true.
  • Buried Alive: As in canon, Ahsoka and Barriss end up 'buried' in a tank after destroying the factory it was being built in while still inside, although this time Spider-Man is with them and manages to send a signal to the other Avengers.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday:
    • When Scott wakes up from his Giant-Man-induced coma to learn that Cad Bane has stolen a record of potential future Jedi for the Separatists, Pietro observes that this is just a typical Monday/Tuesday for the Avengers (Tap clarifies that based on his calendar, it's actually Thursday back on Earth).
    • When the remaining Earth-bound Avengers learn of Karness Muur and his resurrection after the threat of Kaecilius has been dealt with, Tony observes that a world-ending threat is just another Tuesday these days, and Clint reflects that he misses the day such threats weren't a regular occurrence.
  • Call It Karma: Ultimately, Karness Muur is destroyed by the Penance Stare after the other heroes wear him down.
  • Canon Welding:
    • Chapter 24 reveals that Thanos is aware of the Force and its users and taught Gamora and her siblings about its power, with Gamora's words suggesting that at least one of her 'brothers' has the ability to use the Force himself.
    • Chapter 36 includes elements of Legends storylines, such as the existence of Spar, a clone of Jango Fett who inherited Jango's memories and left Kamino to pursue his own agenda.
    • During her time in Kamar-Taj, Celeste Morne discovers the body of a Kwa, who came to Earth centuries ago and helped found the Order.
    • When a group of heroes visit Mortis, the Father reveals that he and his "children" are Celestials, which is confirmed to link with the Celestials witnessed in Eternals when Arishem appears to judge the Son's actions and keep the Father's wife contained.
  • The Captain: Steve Rogers is often treated as a leader by even the clone army forces despite not having an 'official' rank in their army, and in chapter 24, the majority of the Guardians acknowledge Star-Lord as their own captain, albeit mainly to stop Rocket claiming the title for himself.
  • Casual Kink: Invoked when Scott 'suggests' that Chezo Niva is into bondage when she strips him down to his briefs while holding him prisoner (albeit for the practical reason that it lets them study his suit).
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • In Chapter 42, Rex is revealed to have a shrinking capsule he received from Scott, under instructions to only use it when he is absolutely sure there is no other way out of a crisis; he eventually uses it to help defend the family of 'rogue' clone Cut.
    • In Chapter 47, it is revealed that Wanda found Sith holocrons during her time on Dathomir, and she is later shown learning from the spirits in said holocrons.
  • The Chosen One: As well as Anakin's reputation as such, when the Avengers visit Mortis the Father refers to Peter as a "totem of the web" and Qui-Gon's spirit suggests that Peter also has a destiny.
  • Christmas Episode: Chapter 43 includes an omake where Padme helps the Avengers celebrate Christmas and a few of their other end-of-year holidays from back on Earth.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Even those Avengers meeting the clones for the first time never show any sign that they consider the clones less than people. This makes the discovery of the inhibitor chips particularly disturbing for the heroes; one reason they keep that discovery secret is that they don't want people turning on the clones out of paranoia and fear.
  • Closest Thing We Got:
    • In the absence of Tony Stark, Scott and Hope have become the Avengers' technical specialists, although they are only able to keep their existing equipment in order rather than make anything completely new or upgrade it.
    • Back on Earth, Tony and Clint's first recruits for a new team of Avengers are Spider-Man and Daredevil.
    • Later, after the 'new' Avengers have been sent to this galaxy, Matt joins Obi-Wan in visiting Mandalore to provide an independent legal perspective, based on his existing knowledge of Earth law and his subsequent research of galactic law.
    • For the villains, Rumlow takes time to talk with Klaue regarding Ultron because Klaue's the only non-Avenger in the galaxy to have met Ultron back on Earth.
    • During Wanda's time on Dathomir, she accepts the offer of lessons from the spirit of Darth Kreia to learn more about her powers even as both acknowledge that Wanda's abilities aren't the same as the Force.
  • Commonality Connection: Invoked when the Guardians of the Galaxy and their allies learn of Vision's connection to Ultron, Gamora subtly reminding Rocket that he trusts her despite her history with Thanos as a means of convincing him to trust Vision in turn.
  • Contrived Coincidence:
    • A relatively minor one when the Force is likely to have played a part, but the Vision is rescued from Atollon when Fenn Shysa and his Mandalore Protectors arrive on Atollan near his location and are looking for an item that Vision found relatively recently.
    • Invoked when Vision observes how Natasha has bonded with the infant Mara Jade, as Mara actually bears a slight physical resemblance to Natasha.
  • Cool Old Guy: When Bucky and Celeste Morne meet Odin during their travels on Earth, he's able to offer some useful information on how Celeste's galactic knowledge fits in with what Earth has experienced so far, and directs them to Kamar-Taj for more help.
  • Corrupt Bureaucrat: Steve observes that the Galactic Senate has various examples of this, although he initially just finds himself uncomfortable around Palpatine without realizing the implications of that discomfort.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Implicitly brought up in Chapter 68 when the Mandalorians and Guardians of the Galaxy indicate that Vision could have found his friends sooner if he had mentioned that he was part of the Avengers.
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • Scott and Hope have between them a complete set of tools that include a sizeable amount of Pym Particles (based on the fact that Scott has yet to express a concern he might run out).
    • Despite Ultron's apparent defeat, Tony is confirmed to have given Tap and Karen (the AIs in the War Machine and Spider-Man suits) sufficient digital defences that they can protect other systems against possible infiltration by another such digital attack.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Vision discusses his observation that power such as the Avengers or the Jedi Council inspires conflict (much like he did in Captain America: Civil War in canon).
  • Crippling Overspecialization:
    • Invoked when T'Challa notes that in his absence, his family have nobody to act as the Black Panther in their defence, as his father is too old and Shuri has spent so long focusing on her projects that she's neglected training in hand-to-hand combat, although Peter suggests that she could probably find her own way to fulfil the role.
    • This happens to the Separatists during Ultron's attack on the galaxy, as their overreliance on droids as the bulk of their military leaves them quite vulnerable to being co-opted by the AI, effectively making all their battle droids less than useless against him.
  • Crossover Couple: See Ship Tease for possible examples of this if they are developed further.
    • Senator Riyo Chuchi ends up going on a 'date' with Pietro to watch some Earth films he had on his devices, and by the time Vision has returned to the team Pietro is happy to call her his girlfriend.
    • In Chapter 36, Fenn Shysa briefly flirts with Mantis when their two groups are on Tatooine, and she appears to reciprocate his interest. Not only does this lead to the Guardians often working together with Fenn's group, but at one point characters are shown speculating whether Mantis and Fenn can have children.
    • Back on Earth, Bucky Barnes and Celeste Morne spend so much time wandering Earth that by the time they meet the Masters of the Mystic Arts, once the Ancient One has released Celeste from her curse practically the first thing she and Bucky do is proclaim their love for each other.
    • Ahsoka and Barriss's canon Les Yay moments take on a new dynamic here when they both experience potential moments with Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The two Jedi acknowledge that Peter is particularly dear to them after he's nearly killed by Ultron, and Ahsoka explicitly confronts Peter about her feelings for him while under the Son's influence, which leads to them talking about it once Ahsoka's back to normal and agreeing to start a relationship.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • While Cad Bane was dangerous when facing even two Jedi, faced with Anakin, Ahsoka, Spider-Man, Black Widow and Quicksilver, he quickly surrenders.
    • Grievous manages to swiftly capture Eeth Koth and Scott Lang in an ambush.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Granted, Melvin Potter was never exactly 'evil', but once Tony Stark learns that Potter made Murdock's original 'Daredevil' suit, he swiftly hires Potter as his own tailor, leaving the man free to make an honest living while still designing super-hero clothing.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Peter, Ahsoka and Hope all immediately expressed awe at how cute 'Baby Yoda' is.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: After Karness Muur takes one of Kaecilius’s acolytes as a host, he is able to access the lost Library of Cagliostro and learn a technique to absorb other supernatural entities into himself.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • When the new Avengers back on Earth come together, Danny Rand asks Jennifer Walters how she has control as She-Hulk compared to her cousin, and Jennifer talks briefly about Bruce's abusive upbringing and his theories about how that impacted his control of the Hulk.
    • When Anakin first learns of the chips in the clones, he is strongly reminded of his own past as a slave.
  • Darkest Hour: Chapter 49 is stated to be the Avengers' darkest moment in the fic so far, as Jabiim is destroyed, Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Wasp are badly beaten and Captain America is captured by Ultron.
  • Death by Adaptation:
    • In chapter 29, Sy Snootles is killed by Ultron.
    • During the Felucian raid by Hondo, Serapis doesn't live to see the end.
    • In chapter 42, Eeth Koth sacrifices himself to save Hope from a Sith acolyte.
    • In chapter 48, it's revealed admiral Wullf Yularen died during Ultron's initial attack on Coruscant.
      • In chapter 65, it's revealed that Ultron didn’t actually kill Yularen, but just took him prisoner. Although Ultron did ultimately kill Yularen after he tried to escape.
  • Death Glare: Ultron gives one to Peter when he compares the former to Tony Stark.
  • Determinator: Even being recruited to the Avengers won't stop Jessica Jones wanting to talk to Tony about what happened to Peter Parker (although she agrees to postpone dragging him to answer May's questions until after they've stopped Karness Muur).
  • Department of Redundancy Department: When the Avengers learn about the various Orders on the inhibitor chips, some speculate that certain Orders were just added to take up space, such as Sam noting that Order 13 feels relatively pointless and Order 37 (involving total planetary genocide if a world leaves the Republic for the Separatists) has never been implemented.
  • Didn't See That Coming:
    • Pietro uses this line when he disables a platoon of droid soldiers in seconds.
    • The Son encounters this on Mortis, first when Thor shows up to intervene during the conflict between the Ones, and then when he shows Anakin a vision of the future to sway him, only for it to shift to a vision of Thanos and the Snap, something he didn't expect and which noticeably alarms the Celestial.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • When Tony tries to recruit Luke Cage and Danny Rand for the Avengers by copying Nick Fury's lines upon their first meeting, Luke and Danny point out that the existence of the Avengers means that they both already know about the "bigger world" they're becoming part of. Jessica later accuses the two of them of not considering the consequences of becoming Avengers, as it puts a larger target on their backs, but the two are relatively nonchalant about it as they reason their identities were already fairly public anyway.
    • During the campaign against Queen Zalem, Wanda uses her powers to sever the bonds between the rancors and their riders, but this results in large, wild, enraged animals rampaging through the battlefield and indiscriminately killing both sides before they are killed.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation:
    • Tol Skorr is gunned down during the Second Battle of Geonosis rather than being killed by Quinlan Vos.
    • Instead of a Mutual Kill against Aubrie Wyn, Alto Stratus is killed by Ultron.
    • Rather than dying during his Last Stand at Ryloth, Ima-Gun Di is killed by Grievous during the Battle of Kamino.
    • Instead of being killed by Ahsoka, Bil Valen is killed by Pietro.
    • Instead of being killed during the destruction of the Death Star, Wullf Yularen is killed by Ultron snapping his neck.
  • Disability Superpower: After arriving in this galaxy, Matt Murdock is compared to a Miraluka to give others context for his abilities.
  • Distinction Without a Difference: Natasha bluntly asks Mace Windu what the difference is between torture and the mental manipulation of the 'Jedi Mind Trick', and Windu cannot give a satisfactory answer.
  • Ditto Fighter: As in the original comics, Taskmaster can copy his opponents' fighting styles very quickly, enjoying the chance to face new foes such as Black Panther and Captain America to learn new skills.
  • Divine Conflict: The key conflict in Chapter 74 is Thor versus the Son, with aid from the other Avengers and Jedi.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In-narrative;
    • While infiltrating a droid manufacturing factory through underground tunnels with Ahsoka and Barriss, Spider-Man makes various references to Alien, which the group recently watched, the two Padawans being very uncomfortable at the comparisions.
    • When Wanda learns how the Nightsisters have no men, she compares them privately to the Greek Amazons, save that they have their own planet where the Amazons just had an island.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: Invoked when Word of God notes that Peter Parker is still learning the full details of his powers, with the result that he's still too new with his spider-sense to realise the implications of his reaction to Palpatine.
  • The Dreaded: All of the Avengers (even the ones who didn't face this foe before) are horrified when they realise that Ultron has come to the galaxy and is attacking Coruscant.
  • Due to the Dead: Reference is made to Eeth Koth's funeral, which is attended by the Jedi Council and hundreds of other Jedi, either in person or via hologram, with Scott, Hope and Koth's clone division particularly mourning his loss as Koth died explicitly to save Hope.

     E-J 
  • Eager Rookie: Particularly applies to Spider-Man, as Rhodes notes the other hero would try and step in to help out anyway if they tried to leave him behind, so it's best to let him do it where they can keep an eye on him.
  • Eat Me:
    • In Chapter 50, when fighting the Gorog, Steve is able to borrow one of Aayla's lightsabers before the creature eats him so that he can cut at it from the inside, where its metal armour isn't a defence.
    • During the campaign on Dathomir, Wanda kills a Whuffla worm that just swallowed a friend of hers by letting the worm swallow her as well so that she can attack it from the inside with her new lightsaber.
  • Eating Optional: While spending time with the Mandalorians, Vision joins them at meals to be social and learns that he can actually eat and even taste, while musing that he will work out how his body processes waste later.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • It appears as though this will apply when Bane observes that hunting potential Jedi infants is a bit extreme even for him, but he is soon shown to be relatively nonchalant about it once given enough money.
    • Discussed when the clones are comparing Ultron to Grievous, noting that even Grievous isn't interested in outright genocide.
    • Ultron shows his disdain for the Jedi for sending their Padawans into battle, who in average are around their teenage years. Subverted however that he proceeds to kill said padawans.
    • When Karness Muur triggers an ‘outbreak’ after his Talisman is stolen from Kamar-Taj, even Kaecilius expresses disgust at what that outbreak does to people, particularly after he learns that it was created as a result of Karness’s attempts at immortality.
  • Everyone Knew Already: To a degree; when Anakin and Padme tell the Avengers that they're married, Natasha, Sam and Scott already knew, but Rhodey and T'Challa didn't (although T'Challa justifies his ignorance on the grounds that he hasn't been on Coruscant for long).
  • Evil All Along: In Chapter 74, Barel Ovair is revealed to be working with Gethzerion as part of a plan against Palpatine's Sith, and they are subsequently joined by the Son.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: While Wanda acts in defence of her new allies, many of her opponents questions why she would do this when she doesn't immediately gain anything from it, unable to truly understand the heroism that motivates her and the other Avengers.
  • Evil Counterpart: An argument could be made for Durge being this for War Machine, as both are military leaders who use armored battlesuits, although Durge is fairly dangerous even without his suit while Rhodes would ‘just’ be another human without the armor.
  • Evil Gloating: Avengers such as Natasha and Scott express their disbelief at the cliché lines sprouted by some of the Sith, and Ultron delivers his own version to Palpatine.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Ultron is this to the Sith, and every other faction in the galaxy. He cements this by launching a simultaneous attack across the entire galaxy, proving in no uncertain terms that it doesn't matter if one is from the Republic, Separatist or independent; he'll kill them all anyway.
  • External Combustion: As in canon, Death Watch attempt to assassinate Duchess Satine by destroying her vehicle.
  • Fanservice Costumes: As part of their plan to tease Peter, Ahsoka borrows Natasha's Spy Catsuit and Barriss wears a copy of Asajj's outfit, complete with Cleavage Window. Hilariously neither girl realize that they are actually trying to seduce him with the whole thing being orchestrated by Nat and Hope.
  • Field Promotion: Could apply to how some of the Avengers have unofficially adopted leadership roles among the clones; Matt Murdock/Daredevil has to specifically clarify that he should just be considered another soldier during a mission rather than a commander, even as Sam Wilson and Rhodey act as leaders of a flight division.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Steve, Sam, and Scott quickly prove themselves to the Republic forces when they automatically leap to the defense of the Naboo civilians without knowing anything about the wider context of the current war, with the other Avengers making a similar impression on the natives of the worlds they arrived on.
  • First Kiss: Chapter 73 explicitly features Peter's first kiss when Ahsoka kisses him, although the experience is marred by the realisation that Ahsoka is currently under the Son's influence rather than doing all this of her own free will. Chapter 74 sees the two kiss on Tatooine while both parties are in full control of themselves.
  • Flash Forward: While duelling with the Son on Mortis, Anakin experiences various visions of the future, including battles of Avengers, Jedi and clones against unknown enemies, as well as a confrontation with a figure who appears to be Thanos.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • In-universe, Yoda reflects that he and other Jedi Masters felt a surge in the Force about three years before the current storyline, but it takes meeting Steve, Sam, and Scott for Yoda to tentatively identify the date of that surge as the day the Avengers first came together.
    • Chapter 19 sees Nick Fury begin to tell Tony, Clint and Hank- the current 'active' Avengers left on Earth- about another potential recruit who he has kept secret up until now on the request of Bruce Banner; with Fury describing this recruit as Bruce's family, she has been all but explicitly identified as Bruce's cousin Jennifer Walters, before she finally appears in Chapter 54.
    • In Chapter 24, Gamora reveals that two of her 'brothers' can use the Force, with one of them being a 'fanatic loyalist' while the other disappeared on a mission for Thanos years ago, and Peter Quill discovers evidence that one of Ego's other children (and hence one of his own half-siblings) is somewhere in the Star Wars galaxy; Chapter 71 identifies that sibling as Asajj Ventress.
    • Chapter 29 ends with Ultron making a deal with the Hutts to be granted a location in this galaxy to conduct his work in return for not distributing certain confidential materials he acquired about their activities; chapter 30 hints that he has downloaded plans to a droid factory being built by the Seperatists, and chapter 32 shows both sides observing hints that Ultron has infiltrated such a factory. He ultimately goes "public" with his presence in Chapter 47.
    • In Chapter 31, after meeting Krennic, Chirrut mentions a grave sense of millions of voices crying out in terror and being suddenly silenced if that man is allowed to continue his existing plans, foreshadowing his role in the creation of the Death Star.
    • In Chapter 48, when Rex mentions how Ultron spoke of the clones turning on the Jedi with a simple order, Natasha, Matt, Yoda and Peter all notice a subtle reaction from Palpatine at this all-but-explicit reference to Order 66.
    • While checking in with Chirrut during Chapter 61, Daredevil learns that both the Protectors and The Ravagers have taken up protecting the planet, making it clear that it's only a matter of time until the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers meet up. After the Guardians meet the Vision in Chapter 67, Gamora, Mantis and HK-47 meet the other united Avengers the following chapter (at a point when Wanda is the only hero still absent).
    • When Ahsoka has a vision of her future self on Mortis, the older Ahsoka reflects on how Peter and Barriss help to balance Ahsoka and themselves out by each offering different perspectives, but the older Ahsoka also warns her past self of a coming darkness.
    • During his duel with the Son, Anakin experiences visions of a dark figure that is clearly Darth Vader and a tall figure that is all but explicitly identified as Thanos, followed by a vision of everyone Anakin knows turning to dust.
  • Future Me Scares Me: While Anakin doesn't explicitly realise who he's fighting, during his time on Mortis he battles a figure in black armour as part of a vision forced upon him by the Son, dismissing the figure as "a giant tool who can't help but love hearing the sound of his own voice", with the figure clearly intended to be Darth Vader.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Rocket's status as this is referenced, with HK-47 noting that he actually recommends getting Rocket to work on equipment as he can vouch for the benefits.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: After the Avengers introduce Halloween to the galaxy, Palpatine dresses up in his Sith robes as part of the celebration, even if he avoids interacting with the Jedi for obvious reasons.
  • Friend to All Children:
    • Being a father himself, Scott is shown to be a caring and encouraging individual to the Jedi younglings.
    • While protecting soldiers from the Separatists and gathering supplies, Pietro also takes time to collect a few toys for the children, and Hope later convinces a couple of clones to help her protect a Twi'lek child during the mission to Ryloth despite the additional challenge.
    • During Wanda's time on Dathomir, Merrin and her friend Ilyana are the only Nightsisters to be openly accepting of Wanda's presence, culminating in Wanda essentially adopting them after their mothers are killed.
    • While the Avengers become guardians to the infant Mara Jade and Grogu, Mara soon becomes essentially Wanda's adopted daughter, while Grogu is considered "the collective Avengers baby".
  • Gambit Pileup: As the story goes on, especially after Ultron reveals himself and shakes things up drastically, it becomes clear that there are several individuals and groups making plans and alliances to pursue their interests. Dooku even turns against Sidious, both because he realizes that the Sith Lord plans to replace him with Anakin, and because he told Dooku to kill Ventress.
  • Genre Savvy:
    • When the Avengers and the Defenders get caught up in the fight against the Rakghouls in New York, Luke Cage observes that he's seen enough horror films to know that he shouldn't let these things bite him.
    • Rhodey knows that the only way to make sure that a bad guy is dead is to stab them or blow them up in person. Sure enough, when Anakin assumes that he took out Ventress by blowing up her ship without seeing her actual demise, she turns out to have survived.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The threat posed by Durge is so serious that War Machine uses a Tank Missile against his enemy, which he only has six of in his arsenal and may not be able to replace with available tech until they can get back to Earth.
  • Good Old Ways: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Matt Murdock try and help Grand Duchess Satine defend her planet against those who would return Mandalore to its past violence.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Despite being a hero fighting to keep the peace, Captain America shows time and time again that he's not naive when it comes to the inevitability of war (considering his own experiences in World War 2 and the events of the Winter Soldier) and he's also very perceptive of other peoples' intentions and can play the political game. This trait is what makes him a big threat in Palpatine's eyes. He quickly starts to question the Jedi after Obi-Wan reveals that Dooku told him that Sidious is a senator, knowing exactly how dangerous having the Republic led by a Sith Lord could be, even if the Sith are entities he has never encountered before.
  • Grenade Hot Potato: In Chapter 45, the Avengers join the efforts to keep the Blue Shadow virus vial from breaking.
  • Halloween Episode: Chapter 60 includes a Halloween event where various Avengers and their allies dress up in a range of costumes (including Wanda organising an event even while separated from the others).
  • Happily Adopted:
    • In chapter 28, the Avengers become the guardians of the Force-sensitive infants Mara Jade and 'Baby Yoda'. By Chapter 69, Mara is explicitly considered to be Natasha's daughter, although Grogu is just generally attached to the rest of the team.
    • Outside of the above, Wanda has also essentially become a mother figure to Merrin and Ilyana after their actual mothers died during Zalem's attempted coup. When she is reunited with the other Avengers, Matt muses that he doubts the rest of the team will mind taking responsibility for the girls as well.
  • Have You Told Anyone Else?: Applies in principle when the Avengers discover the programming chips in the clones and the existence of Order 66; until they know more about the purpose of the chips and who might be responsible for them, they only tell their closest allies in the Senators and the Jedi about them to control the information until they have a plan to deal with the chips on a large scale.
  • Healing Factor: Durge has such a potent healing factor that he even recovers from being blown apart by a missile designed to destroy tanks, although it still incapacitated him long enough for his current opponents to leave the battle alive.
  • Healing Hands: Baby Yoda demonstrates this ability when he heals a serious bruise on Natasha's arm.
  • Healing Herb: In Chapter 44, the Guardians make a deal to defend a farming colony in exchange for Silium seeds that will grow into nyslim, a healing herb.
  • Hero of Another Story:
    • Particularly applies to Hope, Natasha and Matt of the displaced Avengers, as Hope and Matt apparently spent some time defending the planets they arrived on before the other Avengers found them and Natasha likely had some interesting experiences to set up her cover identity.
      • Of the other Avengers, Pietro, Wanda and T'Challa's solo activities are explicitly recorded, and Vision basically just spent time receiving lessons from the Bendu as he was too isolated to take a more active role.
    • Tales of Infinite War introduces an equivalent of White Tiger to the MCU, this one Hector Ayala, a former wrestler who acquires an amulet by chance that gives him powers.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Eeth Koth gives his life to stop a Sith Acolyte from killing Hope.
  • Hidden Depths: Matt asks Sam at one point if his Zeltron partner Dani is just keeping him around for sex, and Sam reveals that Dani has actually spent some time working with refugees from the war to help them through what they've experienced, much like Sam's old work with veterans.
  • His Name Is...: A non-fatal example of this; a transmission from Ryloth is cut short before Jedi Master Di can identify the fast individual who has been helping to keep their forces safe from the Separatists.
  • Hive Queen: As in canon, the Geonosian Queen is presented as able to control others through her 'brain worms'.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: Wanda is able to defeat Queen Zalem after her foe has absorbed most of Wanda's own power by taking her own power back and using it to attack Zalem from within, boosting herself to the level of Scarlet Witch.
  • Holy Ground: Chapter 68 sees the Avengers and the Guardians participate in a vital conference with various Mandalorian factions in a location that is considered essentially holy, where no Mandalorian could engage in violence as it would be seen as an act against those whose deaths are recorded in it.
  • Homeworld Evacuation: Chapter 49 focuses on the evacuation of Jabiim after Ultron attacked it.
  • Honorary True Companion: After Wanda saves Dathomir, she is allowed to take part in meetings of the Coven Leaders despite not being one of them due to her role in saving their culture, officially attending as the representative of Mother Talzin and the clan that have cared for her.
  • Horse of a Different Color: During her time on Dathomir, Wanda ends up taming and riding a group of Kwi into battle, which are essentially blue dinosaur-like creatures.
  • How We Got Here: Chapter 31 opens with a look back at how the 'new' Avengers were displaced after Chapter 22, 28 and 29 revealed that Spider-Man, Daredevil and Brock Rumlow were also in the Star Wars galaxy.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Demonstrated most particularly by Matt Murdock/Daredevil, allowing him to identify the enemy leaders during a mass conflict.
  • I Gave My Word: Back on Earth, Shuri is teased about this when her poor attempts at cooking become so frustrating that she promises to rebuild the next thing she breaks in the kitchen with vibranium while Tony, Clint and FRIDAY are listening.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: After learning about the scale of the current threat during Kaecilius's attack on New York, Jessica Jones goes and buys a bottle of alcohol so that she can have a drink to deal with the scale of the news.
  • In Spite of a Nail: It's implied by a vision on Mortis that despite all of the new allies and enemies the Avengers have assembled, the events of Avengers: Infinity War and the Snap are still going to happen.
  • I Thought Everyone Could Do That: A minor example as a Jedi scholar is surprised the Avengers didn't know about other Jedi temples, but accepts the point that they've been too focused on the current war to ask such questions.
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance:
    • It takes some time for the Avengers to learn the full scale of the Jedi Order's recruitment policies.
    • Until Chapter 47, neither side is aware that Ultron is basically setting up a third front in the War by infiltrating droid production facilities; justified as the Avengers assume he's dead and the Republic and the Confederacy don't even know he exists.
    • Back on Earth, May Parker is apparently the only person with close ties to the missing Avengers who didn't know that her relative was an Avenger originally. On the other hand, Tony Stark was unaware that Bruce had a cousin until Jennifer Walters transforms in front of him.
  • Immune to Bullets: The Avengers at least start planning to upgrade their suits to protect against blaster-fire and lightsabers in Chapter 25, when Rhodey, Scott and Hope identify certain metals that are meant to provide protection against these weapons; chapter 42 indicates they were successful, as Sam is able to use his wings to shield his allies from droid blaster fire until Scott can disable them from the other side.
  • Immune to Fate: The Avengers' presence cannot be fully sensed or predicted through those who are force-sensitive (i.e. Jedi, Sith, etc.) since they exist outside of the Force. That being said, it doesn't mean they're immune to being affected by the special abilities granted to the Force-sensitive (Telekinesis, Force Lightning, etc.) and can still be killed through those powers.
  • Immunity Attrition: While the Avengers and the various displaced Earth villains are relatively immune to most direct Force assaults, it has been observed that more powerful Force-users such as Dooku can still affect them if they exert enough power in the assault.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite the fact that he obviously never saw the same film as he referenced in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man still uses a similar plan to stop the Zillo beast when it's rampaging through Coruscant as he used against Ant-Man during the airport battle.
  • In the Hood: On a few occasions, characters adopt disguises that are just hoods and cloaks, although certain Avengers can aid the disguises further by just not wearing their familiar clothes, such as Peter wearing civilian clothing while accompanying Padme, Ahsoka and Barriss to secret negotiations.
  • Ineffectual Death Threat: Invoked; after a group of Mandalorians led by Spar (a clone of Jango Fett who retains his memories) rejects Dooku's offer for them to join the Separatists, Dooku informs the group that they have made their lives very hard, but Spar counters that Mandalorians basically thrive in such circumstances.
  • Insufficiently Advanced Alien:
    • Even the Jedi Council are amazed when Steve and Scott explain how their mobile phones work, as none of the alien races depicted have such small portable communication devices.
      • This actually contradicts Star Wars canon, where comlinks are easily hand-held and can be as small as, if not smaller than, many cellphones, and be used both to communicate and send complex datanote . They also have hand-held hologram projectors. While commlink range is limited without a satellite to amplify it, even extremely small handheld ones still have an impressive range of 50 miles without onenote , unlike cellphones, which require a nearby cellphone tower to communicate at all. It is especially puzzling since the author said early on that a lot of the story would be calling on Legends, where the technical aspects of things were established quite concretely.
  • Internal Reveal:
    • The reader learns the location of certain Avengers a few chapters before the characters themselves do;
      • Pietro is revealed to have arrived on Ryloth a few chapters before the other assembled Avengers visit that planet.
      • T'Challa is shown to have arrived on Kashyyk the chapter before he reunites with the rest of the team.
      • Chapter 47 confirms that Vision and Wanda have been spending time on Atollon and Dathomir respectively.
    • Chapter 50 sees the available Avengers confirm that Anakin and Padme are married.
    • Chapter 63 ends with Natasha revealing the clones' programmed orders to the rest of the available Avengers, with particular focus on Order 66.
    • Chapter 74 sees Anakin reveal his and Padme's marriage to Ahsoka (and Peter admit to her that most of the Avengers already knew that).
  • Interspecies Adoption: After the Avengers become guardians of Force-sensitive infants, Grogu is soon acknowledged as "the collective Avengers baby", and Wanda becomes the guardian of two Dathomorian children (Mara is also adopted, but she is basically human).
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Pietro practically has a case of Love at First Sight upon meeting Senator Riyo Chuchi of Pantora who in turn finds him to be quite charming, Chapter 40 even shows them sharing dinner together at an extremely fancy restaurant, with him kissing her on the cheek when he had to leave; by the time the Vision rejoins the team, Pietro is comfortable referring to Riyo as his girlfriend.
    • Also, Steve immediately takes notice of Aayla and her unique appearance, although whether anything develops remains to be seen.
    • Spider-Man gets plenty of Ship Tease with both of his new friends Ahsoka Tano and Barriss Offee; Ahsoka explicitly confronts him about those feelings on Mortis while under the Son's influence, and once she's back to normal they agree to give a relationship a shot during a visit to Tatooine.
    • Chapter 45 reveals that Sam Wilson has been meeting up with a Zeltron female named Dani in his leisure time.
  • Irony:
    • After spending a few chapters struggling with her feelings for Ahsoka and Peter, Chapter 50 sees Barriss suggest to Ahsoka that she's broken the Jedi code in a manner that even Ahsoka's "maverick master" wouldn't, when Anakin has outright married Padme (albeit in secret) and all Barriss has done so far is develop strong feelings for Ahsoka and Peter.
    • When Wanda rejoins the team, she observes a certain irony in Pietro dating a politician when the Maximoffs essentially started out as terrorists.
  • It Is Dehumanising: When Trandoshans tried to raid Kashyyk for Wookie captives, they refer to the Wookies as 'livestock'.
  • It Only Works Once: Thor was able to reach this galaxy via a complex mix of dark energy and the Bifrost, but the Negative Space Wedgie that inhibits traditional faster-than-light travel into this galaxy means that he cannot repeat the process to leave.
  • It's All My Fault: In Chapter 50, Padme reveals to the Avengers and Anakin that she salvaged Ultron's head and helped him get a new body, blaming herself for his subsequent attacks, but the Avengers all assure her that Ultron's dangerous enough that he would have found a way to be a threat even without her 'help'. In the same chapter, Mace Windu briefly seems to blame the Avengers for Ultron's attack, but Obi-Wan Kenobi halts that train of thought by pointing out that the Avengers had every reason to believe Ultron had been destroyed and can't be held accountable for not planning for a foe they assumed was gone for good.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Anakin and Steve basically resort to this to interrogate Poggle about the brain-worms.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Briefly brought up when Matt confronts Sith Acolyte Prosset Dibs, a fallen former Jedi; Matt acknowledges that he isn't a fan of everything that the Republic and the Jedi have done since the war began, but rejects the idea that turning to the Sith could ever have been the "right" thing to do.
    • Also referenced when Wanda finds herself quoting Ultron during her first meeting with the Jedi council; while she doesn't like using the analogy, she references Ultron's line about confusing peace with quiet to point out how the Sith were still active during the last thousand years.
  • Just Between You and Me: Ultron does this to Alto Stratus of Jabiim, revealing that the entire war was orchestrated by Palpatine. But Ultron doesn't fall in the same trap as other villains and he simply kills Stratus once he's done speaking.
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     K-P 
  • Kill It with Ice: As in canon, the brain-worms are defeated by lowering the temperature.
  • King of All Cosmos: Briefly invoked but defied, as the Bendu affirms that even he doesn't know that much about the Infinity Stones.
  • Lampshade Hanging: During the chapters at Kamar-Taj, Robbie Reyes questions how he, Bucky and Strange all have alliterative names.
  • Latex Perfection: Chapter 18 features a holographic version of this once again allowing Natasha Romanoff to pose as someone else to thwart the villains' plans.
  • The Leader: With a galaxy spanning war and various other conflicts back on earth, we have a wide variety of leaders shown through the series, though with some interesting wrenches thrown in during the process.
    • Steve Rogers is the Charismatic mixed with Levelheaded and a pinch of Headstrong. That said, since the Avengers will occasionally stretch themselves helping across the galaxy, he is willing to defer to more "official" leadership during the campaigns, even if the Avengers themselves make it clear that they will follow Cap's orders first.
    • Palpatine is the Mastermind mixed with Charismatic. His problem is that as his mastermind qualities begin to be undermined, he finds it difficult to have his captain keep the faith.
    • An interesting aspect of the Mandalore arcs is demonstrating how the various leaders aren't so different from each other, as most have a Charismatic element to their leadership. The differences are in which traits they use to supplement their style.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang!:
    • In Chapter 44, the Guardians split up to deal with two contracts at once, with Quill, Rocket, Gamora and HK-47 departing to defend a farming colony while Groot, Drax, Kraglin and Mantis work with Fenn Shysa's Protectors on another contract.
    • By Chapter 45, the Avengers have adopted a policy of keeping half the team on Coruscant while the other half go off on missions, ensuring that some Avengers will always be available to respond to news that may lead to the discovery of their remaining missing teammates.
    • Even after the Avengers come together, the team agrees to keep their resources divided so that there is always a group of Avengers available on Coruscant in case Ultron attacks again.
  • Like Brother and Sister: When Anakin first witnesses Ahsoka kissing Peter Parker, Padme affectionately talks with him about how Ahsoka is basically his little sister, but that just means he should trust her judgement and offer his support more than anything else.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Acknowledged by chapter 17, when Padme arranges for the gathered Avengers to get new clothes for the party they're attending that evening as they only came to this galaxy with what they were wearing at the time of the original displacement. For that particular party, they are described as adopting their own variations on the Jedi battle attire (although all omit the cloaks). Later scenes make it clear that they have acquired other clothing since that party, such as Peter accompanying Padme, Ahsoka and Barriss on an undercover mission in civilian clothing rather than his usual suit.
  • A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...: just a Galaxy Far, Far Away in this case — after arriving in Mortis to help his comrades, Thor reveals that the Star Wars galaxy is, at least, a couple billion of light years far from Earth, to the point that Heimdall couldn't see anywhere in this galaxy clearly; he could only reach Mortis through exceptional effort and because it exists in a nexus state which wasn't entirely in this galaxy.
  • Love Confession: As in canon, Obi-Wan and Satine confirm their feelings for each other when Satine is in a near-death situation.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: While Barriss and Ahsoka each acknowledged their deeper-than-friendly feelings for each other and Peter after he's nearly beaten to death by Ultron, Peter only realises the depth of his own feelings for the girls when Ahsoka tries to seduce him while on Mortis after being corrupted by the Son and talks about bringing Barriss into the dynamic as well.
  • Magic A Is Magic A:
    • In chapter 23, Peter compares the Force to what he's heard about Chi and similar concepts on Earth after talking with Ahsoka and Barris. It is eventually confirmed that the Force is another name for what the Marvel Universe calls the "Power Cosmic", which has been used by characters such as the Silver Surfer. This is taken further when Asajj Ventress is revealed to be the daughter of Ego (and hence Peter Quill's half-sister), as she is able to tap the power she receives from her father to ascend to greater strength in the Force.
    • Speculated; while lightsabers will always require Kyber Crystals to be created, Celeste Morne wonders if a Master of the Mystic Arts could create one with their abilities as a 'substitute' for the ability to use the Force.
  • Midfight Weapon Exchange: During the fight with the Gorog, Aayla ends up defending herself with Steve's shield while Steve borrows one of her lightsabers to kill the Gorog from inside after it eats him.
  • Mindlink Mates: Celeste and Bucky are shown to at least have hints at this, as Celeste senses Bucky’s despair when Robbie Reyes’s words suggest that the Ghost Rider is aware of his sins as the Winter Soldier. Celeste even senses it when Zemo triggers Bucky’s brainwashed controls to question him about the Starks’ deaths.
  • Mirroring Factions: This aspect of the Clone Wars becomes more significant after the threat of Ultron creates a foe for both sides in the War rather than them both focusing on each other.
  • Mr. Exposition: While Steve tells the Jedi Council about the Avengers, Scott also plays a part as he has recordings of the Battle of New York on his phone to give them an idea about what the other members of the team are capable of.
  • Mundane Utility:
    • In chapter 31, Klaue has developed a working teleporter and proposes using it to smuggle weapons.
    • When Spider-Man and Ahsoka rupture the coolant system to drive out the brain-worms, Peter's suit is revealed to have an inbuilt heating system that he uses to help keep himself, Ahsoka and Barriss alive until they can be rescued.
    • When the Guardians accept Sillium that will grow into healing plants as payment for a job, they privately reflect that Groot will help accelerate the growth of the plants so that they will be useful more quickly, which has the advantage of the Guardians' services being relatively cheap to outsiders while still giving them something useful.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Aayla Secura, upon hearing Steve talk about Project Insight, feels a noticeable disturbance in the Force, clearly alluding to Order 66 (Peter has had a few smaller such moments, but isn't fully aware of his spider-sense yet).
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Pietro mentions that there were plans for the Avengers to relocate from the compound to a Stark family residence before they were sent to the new galaxy, a reference to Avengers Mansion in the comics.
    • Like in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man 'steals' Captain America's shield, except in this case the shield had already been taken by Brock Rumlow and Peter's just stealing it back.
    • In Tales of Infinite Wars, White Tiger's introductory chapter sees him as a wrestler facing Bone Saw, the wrestler who Peter fought in his debut as Spider-Man in the original Spider-Man trilogy.
    • The Ancient One establishes that her Order was founded by a Tibetan monk, just like the original Ancient One in the comics.
    • Chapter 55 ends with a group of villains discussing plans to assemble a team "to Liberate this world from the injustices done towards many", hinting at the Liberators of The Ultimates 2.
    • In the Halloween Omake, Padme is dressed as the bounty hunter Boushk, the same outfit worn by Leia in Return of the Jedi.
    • Karness Muur uses the same absorption spell as Strange Supreme in Chapter 53.
    • When Thor confronts the Son on Mortis, he delivers a variation on his comic counterpart's popular line; "Thor would have words with thee".
      • In the same chapter, Peter discovers the Venom Symbiote in the Son’s domain in a way very reminiscent of how his comic counterpart first encountered it in Secret Wars (1984) (save that here it was obviously being kept trapped by something whereas in the comic Peter mistook the "prison" for a clothes manufacturing machine).
    • When Ahsoka accompanies Anakin on a trip to Tatooine, at one point she is described watching the binary sunset while leaning on a dune, just like one of the most iconic images of Luke from the original film.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Discussed when Ultron asks Palpatine if Sith Lords deliberately choose the most evil-sounding names possible for their 'Darth' titles.
  • Negative Space Wedgie: Invoked when the Guardians learn that the Star Wars galaxy is cut off from the wider universe by a hyperspace anomaly that prevents anyone travelling into it via known faster-than-light travel methods. Thor later elaborates on this by describing this galaxy as having "a litany of black holes and a strange barrier", which make it uniquely cut off from the rest of the universe for reasons even Heimdall cannot explain.
  • Never Found the Body: Lampshaded by Rhodey, who knows that you have to stab or blow up a bad guy in person to make sure that you take them out.
  • Never My Fault: In chapter 31, Toomes just blames the Avengers for the fact that he 'had' to turn to crime rather than acknowledge the wider reasons they were trying to keep alien technology secure.
  • New Old Flame: Padme is asked to talk with Senator Rush Clovis about his possible Trade Federation sympathies based on their past relationship.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Chapter 21 reveals that Padme and Threepio helped to reactivate Ultron by giving a salvaged head a new body, although Ultron and the Avengers each agree after his debut that Padme's actions just made it easier for Ultron and he would have found some way to be a threat on his own.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: It's a small victory in the grand scheme, but while Ultron's attack on Mandalore gave him access to Beskar, it also encouraged the Mandalorian factions (with the exception of most of Death Watch) to band together to face his threat as a united people.
  • No-Gear Level: Anakin and Scott experience this in chapter 18, when they become caught in the Senate during a hostage crisis when Padme has Anakin's lightsabre and Scott's suit was getting work done.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Padme and 3PO taking time out of their day to help Ultron's severed head after he lands on Coruscant ends up majorly biting them in the ass when thanks to this, he becomes the single greatest threat in the galaxy and launches a simultaneous attack on every major faction. Ultron specifically stops by Padme's office in chapter 49 to lampshade that fact.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Not that he was going easy on him before, but Ultron hands out one of these to Peter after Spider-Man compared the AI to Tony Stark. He doesn't let up even when Peter rips off one of his arms, simply using his other to slam the young hero against the ground repeatedly.
  • No-Sell: While it still has some effect, Natasha learns that it's hard for the Sith to apply the Force Choke to the Avengers due to their lack of presence in the Force; when a Sith Acolyte attempts to use it on her, Natasha only briefly feels like she has something stuck in her throat without actually choking.
    • During a meeting the AI tricked them into, Sidious and Dooku attempt to destroy Ultron's Prime Body with Force lightning, but he simply absorbs it with no damage. As Ultron points out, he's taken lightning blasts from a literal God, the lightning of the Sith doesn't even compare to that.
    • As a flip to the above, the Son attempts to use lightning against Thor in their battle, but it has limited effect as Thor is the God of Thunder regardless of the Son's power.
  • Noble Demon: Sugi affirms her status as this when she refuses to break a contract even for a potentially more profitable deal.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • When Rhodey is attempting to activate Tap, he initially mentions "Tijuana, June 1999", a date that apparently he and Tony swore to never speak of again, and is revealed when the activation sequence for Tap is actually his old password.
    • The Order of the Mystic Arts have experience of the Jedi when an ancient Jedi arrived on Earth in the distant past, and are also acquainted with Zarathos, the spirit that empowers the Ghost Rider.
    • From the perspective of Dathomir, they are unable to explain a strange blue blob that emerged and covered a significant area of the planet around a year ago, in what would have been 2014 on Earth, but Word of God confirms that this is a reference to Ego's attempt to remake the universe.
  • Not a Date: They don't define it as such, but Chapter 61 sees Peter and Barriss going out for a meal at Dex's Diner in a manner that could easily be considered a date.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Despite being the oldest character present (in terms of his physical age), Hank Pym admits that he compared Karness Muur to Sauron when hearing Celeste Morne describe his history.
    • Billiards quickly grows popular among the troopers and Jedi alike. Why, Chapter 60 reveals that Master Plo Koon of the Jedi Council has become something of a reigning champion. Much to Anakin's dismay.
      Anakin: Just HOW?! How does he do it every time?! He doesn't even use the Force!
      Obi-Wan: Yes, he's already beaten me three times now. It's mind boggling at how skilled he is.
    • Just before the Battle of Kamino the heroes joke about getting his winnings, when Plo asks if he has a say in the matter he’s told no by Mace Windu of all people.
    • During their time on Mortis, the Daughter assures Ahsoka that love is a wonderful thing and she approves of Ahsoka's choice of partner, despite being an entity that should be far beyond such human emotion.
  • Not So Similar:
    • While the Avengers are uncomfortable learning about the Jedi habit of taking young children for training, Steve still rejects the idea that the Jedi and the Sith are that alike when a Sith acolyte taunts him about it during a confrontation.
    • After Asajj comes to Dathomir, Wanda's Sith teachers suggest that she try and get along with Asajj by observing that she and Pietro started out as the Avengers' enemies as well, but Wanda rejects the analogy as she and Pietro were tricked into working with Ultron where Asajj has regularly tried to kill her teammates.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • At one point, Scott ends up leading a sizeable portion of the Jedi Temple- including a few Masters- in singing songs from Queen.
    • Later, Ahsoka and Barriss are clearly uncomfortable at Spider-Man making references to Alien while they're in dark tunnels even though they know the xenomorphs aren't real. Even some of the Clone troopers found Alien to be too disturbing for them to watch all the way through.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • When Pietro is cool and focused rather than his usual jocular self during Ultron’s attack on Coruscant, that shift alone makes it clear to Peter, Ahsoka and others that they should be worried about the current situation.
    • For the Separatists, the fact that Dooku is attending a meeting in person rather than through a projector says a great deal about how dangerous Ultron is.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome:
    • During Ultron’s opening attack on the galaxy, the Guardians were on a job for their current clients, and did so well protecting said client that they received a bonus and a series of recommendations for future clients.
    • After the Avengers learn about Order 66, Rhodey reveals that the AIs have hacked the cloning facilities on Kamino to ensure that no future clones will have Order 66 or any of the other more dangerous Orders in their programming.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • In chapter 29, Steve learns that Brock Rumlow and other villains were sent to this galaxy at the same time as Spider-Man and the other 'new' Avengers.
    • For the reader, at least, in Chapter 31, with the revelation that Erik Killmonger witnessed the 'loss' of the Black Panther, which will impact his own plans for Wakanda.
    • All parties are horrified when they discover that the Blue Shadow virus has been recreated on Naboo.
    • Natasha in particular expresses horror when she realizes that Ultron has come to Coruscant.
    • Back on Earth, Stephen Strange and Robbie Reyes are horrified to witness a Rakghoul outbreak in New York.
  • One Steve Limit: Defied; the first time the Avengers meet the Guardians of the Galaxy, there is some initial confusion as Gamora refers to "Peter" as coming from Earth and Peter Parker assumes she means him before she clarifies.
  • Open Secret: It doesn't take long for the Avengers to catch on to how close Padme and Anakin are, but they have the courtesy not to bring it up.
  • Orifice Invasion: The brain-worms penetrate through the nostril or mouth, prompting Peter to make a joke about kissing on the second date when Barriss tries to infect him.
  • Origins Episode:
    • Chapter 37 is basically the origin of Din Djarin (The Mandalorian), looking at how he was orphaned and taken in by the Mandalorians.
    • Chapter 41 in reference to the anthology nature of both The Clone Wars and the MCU provides the origin story of Captain Rex.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: When Kaecilius steals the Muur Talisman, he unwittingly triggers what is essentially a zombie outbreak as the Rakghoul are unleashed, contaminating one of Kaecilius’s followers and spreading through either biting others or just spreading out to infect all in proximity (Bucky and Celeste must be protected via appropriate spells) until the Ancient One, Bucky and Celeste are able to kill the infected with the aid of the Ghost Rider.
  • Outside-Context Problem:
    • While both sides in the Clone Wars are used to facing Jedi and Sith, they are unprepared to face enemies with the Avengers’ abilities and technology; a very specific example is shown in T'Challa's initial time on Kashyyk, as he stops a group of Trandoshan slavers who were prepared for the Wookies but not for his own abilities, such as his suit's ability to absorb their attacks.
    • As well as their powers, Rhodes in particular assists the Republic by volunteering his experience as a military pilot on Earth to suggest new flight formations that the Republic and Separatists aren’t aware of during the attack on the Malevolence.
    • But all of it pales in comparison to Ultron himself, an advanced Artificial Intelligence that is capable of infiltrating the computer systems of the entire Galaxy and easily digs up even the most deeply hidden secrets of both the Jedi and Sith. When he finally revealed himself with multiple simultaneous droid attacks throughout Galaxy, he managed to establish himself as a third party of the Clone War that seeks the destruction of both the Republic and Separatists and throws the two sides into complete disarray.
    • Back on Earth, the Avengers- currently consisting of Iron Man, Hawkeye, Shuri/Black Pantheress and She-Hulk- and the Defenders- Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Danny Rand and Hector Ayala- are all caught off-guard when they become caught up in the fight against Kaecilius and Muur.
  • Parental Substitute: Not directly displayed, but Pietro is shown reflecting on Clint Barton in a manner that makes it easy for others to see that Pietro sees Clint as an older brother/uncle-like figure.
  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish": When assisting Padme in investigating a potentially corrupt Senator, Hope is incredulous when she realizes that the password for his files is "Padme" due to the man's past relationship with her.
  • Personality Powers: Vision speculates that this is the reason why Pietro and Wanda acquired such different powers from the Mind Stone, as Wanda is the more intellectual twin where Pietro tends to act first and think later.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Justified as the Jedi only know what the Avengers explicitly tell them about Earth culture, but at one point Spider-Man tells Anakin "Don't pull a Gimli on me!" and has to promise to show him the film once they have the time.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: After Ultron attacks both sides, Dooku affirms that the Separatists shouldn't try to take advantage of the current chaos because both sides are vulnerable but the Republic will be on high alert.
  • Properly Paranoid: Steve, Sam and Rhodey all get very unnerved when Obi-Wan reveals that Dooku told him that his master was a senator. After how close HYDRA came to victory using a similar plan in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they have every right to be paranoid of a similar situation, with Rhodey later describing the Sith Lord's plans as a "Hydra retread".
  • Puppeteer Parasite: The Geonosian Queen's control through the mind-worms even allows her to basically reanimate the dead to fight for her.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes:
    • Ahsoka uses this on Peter when trying to get him to explain "French Kissing" to her, and is so good at it that Peter quickly comes to the conclusion that they should be made illegal weapons.
    • Wanda is subjected to this herself when Ilyana in particular pleas with Wanda to try and get along with her cousin, Asajj, despite Asajj having fought the other Avengers.
  • Put on the Bus: Despite their power and reputation, the Avengers are left in New York while the sorcerers and their previous allies travel to Hong Kong to stop Dormammu.

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  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Bucky, Celeste Morne, the Ancient One and the Ghost Rider join forces to stop a ‘zombie outbreak’ and track Kaecilius.
  • Ramming Always Works: During the battle to re-take Ryloth, Rhodey inflicts damage on a Separatist ship by leaving explosives in the seat of his fighter and programming it to collide with the ship while he dons his armor and flies alongside it.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: Compared to canon, it appears that Celeste and Strange are able to help Mordo understand the Ancient One's actions where in canon he condemned her hypocrisy, to the extent that he joins the Avengers and other heroes in the final stand against Muur.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Certain droids have been shown with red eyes, which is eventually confirmed to be due to them being controlled by Ultron.
  • Red Herring: Ultron is blamed for the theft of various Sith artefacts, including Exar Kun's lightsaber, from the Jedi archives, but it is revealed that Barel Ovair, a Jedi archivist who is secretly affiliated with the Sith, took them himself, using Ultron's assault as a distaction.
  • Refuge in Audacity:
    • Back on Earth, Okoye and Ayo are at one point described as walking through New York in variants of their usual clothing without attracting much attention, mainly due to New York having seen so much over the years.
    • Later, while assisting Daredevil in interrogating Turk Barrett, Spider-Man claims that he can talk to spiders, and Barrett decides to confess rather than take the chance that the man who can climb walls, has superhuman strength and produce his own webbing can't actually summon a mass of spiders to eat him.
  • Refusal of the Call: Invoked but ultimately defied; on Earth, Matt initially rejects Tony's offer that he join the Avengers as he prefers to operate on the street fighting for the people the Avengers might overlook, but changes his mind when he learns that most of the original Avengers are missing.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Ilyana, one of the Nightsisters and essentially Wanda's adopted daughter, is revealed to be Asajj Ventress's cousin; her mother and Asajj's mother were sisters. Shortly after this, it is revealed that Asajj's father was another manifestation of Ego, making her Peter Quill's half-sister.
  • Rescue Romance: Chapter 45 reveals that Sam Wilson has started some kind of relationship with Dani, a Zeltron he rescued from an accident at a party she was attending.
  • The Reveal: Chapters 47-49 reveal that Ultron found out about Palpatine's true identity (and through his comments, Dooku's as well), Order 66, the Sith's overall plan for the Clone Wars, and that Anakin and Padme are married. He takes extra glee rubbing the past fact into Padme's face during Chapter 49.
  • Rock Beats Laser: While lightsabers can deflect blaster bolts, they just melt bullets, with the result that Asajj Ventress is struck by small fragments of molten lead when she tries to deflect Sam Wilson’s shots.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: As well as the Avengers gaining the forces of the Separatists as enemies- with Durge and Asajj Ventress being particular potential recurring adversaries- back on Earth Spider-Man and Daredevil have a run-in with Ulysses Klaue, who is more of an adversary to Iron Man and Black Panther than either of them, although they soon end up joining forces with the Wakandans to find him.
  • Rousing Speech: As Wanda has her power absorbed by Zalem, she is contacted by the spirits of Zalem's past victims, as well as a message/memory of Vision, which helps her achieve her full potential.
  • Running Gag: Whenever one of the missing Avengers meets Mace Windu for the first time, they assume that he is Nick Fury having somehow regained his injured eye.
  • Sensor Character:
    • Chapter 48 has Matt and Peter each notice a subtle reaction from Palpatine when it's revealed that Ultron all but explicitly mentioned Order 66, as Matt notices the faintest shift in Palpatine's heartbeat and Peter has a significant headache (Natasha also noticed something, but that was just from watching Palpatine's subtle reaction rather than any enhanced senses).
    • As another example, when Chirrut first meets the Vision, he senses something about the Mind Stone even if he cannot define it straight away.
  • Sherlock Scan:
    • The Avengers and their allies identify the location of a secret lab on Naboo based on a particular insect found on the Trade Federation battle droids, which is only found in certain parts of the planet.
  • Ship Tease:
    • After overhearing Daredevil and Spider-Man's interrogation of Turk Barrett, Shuri notes that Spider-Man sounds cute and wonders what he looks like under the mask.
    • Steve Rogers has been noted as displaying a subtle degree of interest in Aayla Secura, although even Sam Wilson isn't sure how far Steve's interest goes.
    • Spider-Man is shown spending time with Ahsoka and Barriss after they found him when he first arrived on Coruscant, and is implied to have some degree of attraction to both of them; he even gives them both a Christmas present and joins them as they stargaze in a webbing hammock. For the girls' part, Ahsoka has been shown teasingly flirting with Peter when asking him to explain the term "French kissing", and Barriss is shown to be unnerved at the scale of her feelings for her two "dear friends" after Peter plays a vital role in saving their lives from the Blue Shadow virus. By Chapter 50, after a brutal fight with Ultron leaves Peter needing medical treatment, Barriss confesses to Ahsoka that she has developed strong feelings for both Ahsoka and Peter, and Ahsoka expresses a willingness to talk about those feelings in turn.
    • As in canon, Obi-Wan Kenobi has a history with Duchess Satine.
    • Matt Murdock seems to developing this with Bo-Katan.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • During the Avengers' Christmas celebration, Hope deliberately arranges for Pietro and Senator Riyo Chuchi to be caught under the mistletoe.
    • Later, Natasha muses that she is at least aware of Anakin and Padme's attraction to each other and expresses the private hope that they have a chance to talk about their feelings after the war, even before she learns that they're already married.
    • Back on Earth, Celeste Morne encourages Doctor Strange to be open to reconciliation with Christine Palmer despite the way things ended between them.
    • During Halloween celebrations on Coruscant, Hope and Nat each attempt to help Ahsoka and Barriss dress sexy to give them a hand "seducing" Peter (although this plan doesn't work as well as it could have, considering that the girls have little experience with the opposite sex and Peter is fundamentally shy).
    • When Ahsoka and Peter kiss and admit their feelings for each other during a visit to Tatooine, Padme reminds Anakin to just be happy for Ahsoka as they both agree that Peter is a good man. Prior to that, the Daughter also expressed approval of the relationship, observing that Ahsoka had found "a suitable candidate to love".
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: As in canon, the Son and the Daughter represent the Light and Dark Sides of the Force.
  • Single-Biome Planet: The idea of most worlds in Star Wars being examples of this is referenced when the Jedi younglings are surprised at Scott’s tales of Earth reflecting the scale of environments that can be found on the planet.
  • Significant Anagram: When assisting Padme in an investigation, Natasha goes by the alias "Shataan".
  • Simultaneous Arcs: Word of God notes that chapters 26-31 were all meant to be part of a single story arc looking at different events taking place at the same time.
    • Word of god later confirms that Wanda's mini arc (Chapters 58-60) occurred simultaneously to chapters 47-50, importantly noting that the chaos of Ultron's attack is why none of the Nightsisters allies came to their aid, while the chaos and fear in the aftermath of said attack meant the Jedi and Sith couldn't sense what was happening.
  • Skewed Priorities: Rhodey shares Anakin's opinion that it is far too dangerous to study the brain-worms after their confrontation with the Geonosian queen.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: To a degree, this applies to the Avengers as a whole, as they're all unaware of how Palpatine is manipulating the current conflict.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Peter Parker observes that Matt Murdock and Bo-Katan seem to be forming this kind of relationship, although Bo-Katan is incredulous that what she and Matt are doing could be considered flirting by anyone.
  • Sleep Cute: At one point, Ahsoka wakes up after being rendered unconscious to find that she was lying on top of Peter, with both parties initially embarrassed at the incident.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Chapter 51 features a brief meeting between Bucky, Celeste Morne and Odin, but Odin is able to help suppress Celeste's 'curse' long enough to direct them to the Masters of the Mystic Arts.
  • Space Is an Ocean: As in the original series, this is zig-zagged, although the Avengers are able to help avoid this by having Sam Wilson and James Rhodes offer their own insights as pilots from back on Earth.
  • Spanner in the Works:
    • As the narrative unfolds, it becomes clear that the Avengers are this for Palpatine's plans, as their existence outside the Force makes it hard for him to predict what they will do or their impact on events.
    • Chapter 44 implies that the Guardians are this from Ultron's perspective, at least in the sense that they represent an unknown factor in his plans as he can't explain Quill's obvious Terran origins or Rocket's very existence.
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • One of the first divergences from canon is that Pietro was never killed in the Battle of Sokovia on Earth, but lived to become a full-time member of the Avengers.
    • The Clone Troopers guarding the near-Kamino outpost all survive the Separatist attack thanks to the assistance of War Machine.
    • The first such survival leads to Ima-Gun Di surviving his canon death, as Quicksilver's intervention prevents him from needing to sacrifice himself and his troops to protect the Twi'leks.
    • Other clone troopers such as Cameron, Lucky and Flash from the 327th Star Corps aren't killed when they're stranded on Moridun.
    • Chapter 21 reveals that Ultron escaped his death by remaining dormant in at least one of his destroyed heads, which was subsequently salvaged by Hydra and left in a position where he was transferred to Coruscant along with the Avengers, allowing him to trick Padme and Threepio into providing him with a new body.
    • During the Battle of Jabiim, Mak Lotar and Kass Tod survive thanks to Spider-Man helping them fight off Ultron.
    • The Son and the Daughter survive their confrontation on Mortis at the cost of the Father sacrificing his life to Arishem, as opposed to all three of the Ones dying as they did in the original timeline.
  • Spirit Advisor:
    • After Wanda finds Sith Holocrons on Dathomir, the spirit of Darth Kreia offers to teach Wanda to harness her possible powers as the Scarlet Witch. Ros Lai later confirms that her father's spirit taught her much of her own knowledge of the Force.
    • When the Avengers visit Mortis, as well as Obi-Wan's encounter with Qui-Gon Jinn, T'Challa talks with the spirit of his uncle N'Jobu and the Wakandan Goddess Bast. Later on, Anakin has his own encounter with Qui-Gon while accompanied by Thor, although the Jedi only briefly greets Thor to focus on Anakin.
  • The Spock: Steve is particularly uncomfortable to learn about the full extent of the Jedi training, and the other Avengers aren't entirely comfortable with it either.
  • Spot the Impostor: Spider-Man is able to catch Cad Bane when the bounty hunter tries to disguise himself as a clone trooper through his spider-sense and noting the trail of Bane's green blood.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Crossover: The MCU and Star Wars is happening at the same time in the same universe. However, on a broader perspective, this means that Star Wars is assimilated into a Marvel way of looking at the world. For example, as we learn on earth with some expanded materials, The Force is actually an incomplete way of harnessing the Power Cosmic (known to Marvel Comics fans as the power source for the likes of the Silver Surfer). Also, Jedi and Sith alike have never needed to deal with Super Speed or shrinking powers. So that while they can hold their own with the elites, The Avengers are on a case by case basis portrayed as a greater individual threat.
  • The Stations of the Canon: Played with. Many events within the MCU or the clone wars are too big for a few individuals to stop by themselves. However, like small stones starting an avalanche, things begin drifting away as more of Legends and more of Marvel begins to influence the war. Not to mention their absence on Earth is shifting the villains's plans as well.
  • Stopped Reading Too Soon: As in the original course of events, Kaecilius and Muur are called out for not reading the whole books as the warnings come after the spells.
  • Suicidal Pacifist: As in canon, the Lurmen are this, although they are slightly better off as Hope has been trying to help protect them before Steve, Scott and the Republic arrive.
  • Summation Gathering: Daredevil joins Kenobi in delivering one during the Mandalorian crisis.
  • Summon A Bigger Fish: The battle with the Son on Mortis ends when the Father summons Arishem to maintain the barriers holding his "wife" prisoner on the condition that the Father sacrifices himself.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • When Scott grows to Giant-Man to fight Ultron's new giant body, he cannot do much against his foe because a robot obviously doesn't really feel pain when punched.
    • Despite learning the ways of the Force for some months, Wanda hasn’t learnt much of the local written language as her primary teachers haven’t brought it up and she hasn’t felt comfortable enough to ask on her own. Likewise, when Wanda has to first engage in a lightsabre duel, she has a good grasp of the fundamentals but her opponent notes that her stance is shaky as she hasn’t actually fought anyone directly.
  • Tagalong Kid: Arguably applies to Spider-Man as part of the new Avengers line-up back on Earth, although he is treated as a full member of the team by the rest of the Avengers, working with Daredevil to track down Klaue.
  • Take That!: Upon hearing that Nar Shaddaa is like Coruscant but completely lawless and crime-ridden, Spidey can't help but quip "Sounds like Chicago".
  • Take Up My Sword:
    • While assisting in the campaign against Queen Zalem on Dathomir, Wanda takes up a double-edged lightsaber from the shipwreck where she acquired the holocrons, and is essentially appointed a guardian of the Star Chamber after the original guardian is killed.
    • Pietro wields the recently deceased Ima-Gun Di's lightsaber to fight Grievous during the Battle of Kamino.
  • Taught by Experience: In Chapter 47, Ultron recognizes that he lost the last time he attacked the Avengers because he was too impatient, and now intends to draw out his campaign as a third front in the Clone Wars.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: "Teamwork" may be strong, but this is the best term to define Asajj and Wanda not attacking each other when they both find themselves on Dathomir, as the Nightsisters owe Wanda a debt for saving them and Asajj has too many family ties to people important to Wanda for her to attack the Sith despite her confrontations with the other Avengers.
  • Teleport Spam: During the final fight with Karness Muur, Strange, Wong and Mordo often help the Avengers attack him via this method, opening portals so that the other heroes can attack him at a distance or 'charge' attacks. Examples include She-Hulk jumping into one portal and then falling into another to build up 'speed' for a particular punch, or Strange setting up a series of portals so that a singular attack from Iron Man hits Muur multiple times.
  • Terrible Interviewees Montage: While interviewing for new members of the Avengers, Tony, Clint, Hank and Shuri are subjected to what Maria admits are essentially SHIELD's rejects, including someone afraid of holographic displays, a man in a frog suit, a lassoo "expert" who tied himself up in his own rope, and a girl with a bunch of squirrels (although Clint keeps her card as he "knows things" about her). Hill all but explicitly states that Carol Danvers is on the list but isn't available, but just as Tony is about to give up on finding anyone good, Jennifer Walters appears and demonstrates her status as a She-Hulk.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: In Chapter 25, Spider-Man accidentally finds his hands on "a peculiar area on the Mirialan teen" when he lands on Barriss after being thrown by the Zillo beast.
  • That Man Is Dead: Unclear if he ever actually went by that title, but Boba Fett rejects the idea of being called "Alpha" when he meets some of the Clone troopers.
  • Theory Tunnel Vision: Dooku begins to basically speculate that Palpatine is a victim of this, as he continues to focus on trying to return to his original planned war rather than try and adapt his plans to properly accommodate the impact of the Avengers and Ultron on the Clone Wars.
  • There Is Another: After Talzin witnesses Asajj's true power, she informs Asajj that there is another like her in the galaxy, referring to Peter Quill, Asajj's half-brother (Ego was their mutual father).
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill:
    • During the Mandalore crisis, the Confederacy dispatch Durge to assist in response to the threat posed by the Avengers, even though the only Avengers present are Captain America, Black Widow and Daredevil.
    • Later, the Death Watch assassins after Duchess Satine are caught by all nine of the active Avengers, even though there were only four assassins.
    • During the Battle of Kamino, not only does Rhodey use a powerful explosive missile to take down Durge, but Captain America, Black Panther, Spider-Man and a group of Jedi have to attack Taskmaster all at once to put him down.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: A Battle Droid has this reaction when, due to Scott's involvement, it has a gigantic thermal detonator thrown it's way.
    Battle Droid: (meekly) ...Roger roger.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: The Avengers, Anakin and Ahsoka (along with the rest of Domino Squad) all agree with Rex's decision not to report 'rogue' clone Cut for 'desertion'.
  • Token Evil Teammate: From the perspective of the Jedi Council, Wanda could be considered this to the other Avengers, as her time on Dathomir has given her experience of the Dark Side of the Force even if Council members such as Obi-Wan and Plo Koon acknowledge that she is still an Avenger.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • At least discussed in Chapter 25, when Rhodey, Scott and Hope contemplate integrating new metals into their suits to increase their resistance to blasters and lightsabers; by Chapter 42, Sam Wilson's wings have been augmented so that he can use them to shield clone troopers from droid blasts.
    • In Chapter 49, Scott and Hope reveal a set of fighters they have modified with Pym particles so that the clone troopers can use them as a surprise weapon.
    • On the villain's side, Ultron has given himself a force field that can deflect lightsabers, and is shown retrieving lightsabers from his defeated enemies with the intention of studying them for his own use later.
    • Celeste Morne and Wanda Maximoff each receive training in new ways of using their powers, as Celeste becomes a student of the Ancient One while Wanda receives lesson in using the Force and lightsabre combat, each able to adapt their existing powers in new ways.
    • His time on Mortis sees Peter Parker discover and bond with a symbiote, giving him enhanced strength and the ability to manifest tendrils from the suit.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: After Karness Muur takes one of Kaecilius’s acolytes as his host, he is able to reshape the man’s body to resemble his original one.
  • Transformation Sequence: At one point, Bucky is in the car with Robbie Reyes when he sees Robbie transform into the Ghost Rider.
  • Trapped in Containment: Rex, Ahsoka, Barriss, and a group of clone troopers and droids are trapped in a containment room after being potentially infected with the blue shadow virus, leaving Obi-Wan, Anakin, Steve and Spider-Man to find the cure.
  • Triang Relations: As the fic unfolds, a Type 8 is formed between Peter, Ahsoka and Barriss, with each of them drawn to the other for different reasons; Ahsoka and Barriss have their shared history as Jedi students who want to help the Order change, Peter and Ahsoka have very similar personalities, and Peter and Barriss share an interest in more intellectual pursuits.
  • Trojan Horse: Thanks to advice from Anakin, Scott is able to shrink down and essentially take control of a droid soldier by placing himself in its CPU.
  • Under the Mistletoe: During a Christmas party organized by Padme, Hope arranges for Pietro and Senator Chuchi to kiss under the equivalent of mistletoe
  • Underestimating Badassery:
    • Ventress does this to both Captain America and Falcon in their first fight, as she initially believes that they won't be much of a threat due to her own combat skills and Force abilities.
    • Later, Cad Bane is outmaneuvered in a fight with Spider-Man when trying to capture the newly-arrived Avenger as part of a contract from Sidious.
    • When Krennic attempts to acquire Khyber crystals, he is driven off by Chirrut, Baze and Daredevil, his elite forces thus being defeated by two blind men he had dismissed previously as no serious threat.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Invoked when the Black Widow in particular has a bad reaction to learning about the Jedi recruitment policies, as she is reminded of her own experience being 'recruited' by the Red Room as a child.
  • The Unintelligible: When T’Challa finds himself on Kashykk, he observes that it will take him a while to understand the Wookies.
  • Unskilled, but Strong:
    • A good description of Pietro's use of a lightsaber in the Battle of Kamino; he obviously doesn't have the Force or any real training in lightsaber combat, but his sheer speed allows him to hold his own against Grievous and a Sith Acolyte, forcing Grievous to retreat.
    • Dooku observes that this sums up Savage Oppress as a combatant; he has raw power, but his training is limited.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Like the rest of the galaxy, the Avengers are unaware of Palpatine's role in events.
  • Villain Episode:
    • Chapter 21 serves as this, as it is told from the perspective of Ultron, who survived by 'hiding' in the remains of at least one of his drones and was able to later trick Padme and Threepio into giving his last surviving head a new body.
    • Chapter 67 also counts, as it follow the Anti-Villain Bo-Katan Kyrze from her escape during the attack on Coruscant to her decision to lead the Night Owls to the meeting on Mandalore.
  • Villain Respect: Granted, he's not an explicit villain yet, but Tarkin shows respect to the Avengers for their tactical abilities, particularly when he confirms that Steve's title of 'Captain' was legitimately earned.
  • Villain Team-Up: In a sense; chapter 31 sees Brock Rumlow and Adrian Toomes attending an auction held by Ulysses Klaue that is interrupted by Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Black Panther, ending with all but Toomes being transported to different points of the Star Wars galaxy. A more literal example features at the end of Chapter 55, as Arnim Zola's A.I. is shown working with Baron Zemo and meeting with Erik Killmonger to discuss plans to go after the Avengers with a team including Emil Blonsky.
  • Walking Armory: Applies to both War Machine and Durge, although Rhodes concedes that he has limited supplies of some of his more potent ammunition due to the circumstances of his presence here.
  • Wall Pin of Love: In Chapter 73, Ahsoka does this while under the Son's influence, backing Peter against the wall of a cavern so that she can kiss him.
  • Watching the Sunset: Chapter 74 ends with Peter joining Ahsoka as they watch the sun set on Tatooine, culminating in the two sharing their first kiss (while Ahsoka is completely herself rather than possessed) and agreeing to give a relationship a shot.
  • Wham Episode:
    • We are Protectors: An alternate viewpoint following the protectors around, the main significance of this is that Spar convinces Boba Fett to join their group, effectively changing his story beyond what was in canon.
    • A Rising Front: Ultron makes his main appearance in The Star Wars galaxy, instantly throwing everything off balance by attacking EVERY faction at once.
    • The New Team: The Avengers back on Earth (Tony and Clint along with new recruits) join the Masters of the Mystic Arts and their assorted allies to defeat Karness Muur once and for all.
    • Mandalorian Summit: Despite the skepticism all around, Satine's called summit of the different Mandalorian factions actually manages to broker a temporary alliance between Death Watch (well, her sister's warriors) and the Protectors in the face of Ultron keeping up his attacks on everyone. Also, Vision finally reunites with the Avengers, leaving only Wanda to make the team whole again.
    • To Gain You Must Lose: Wanda is reunited with the rest of the Avengers, bringing the team up to full strength, and Asajj is revealed to be the daughter of Ego, making her Peter Quill's half-sister.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Invoked when Barriss has the chance to talk with Ahsoka about her realization about her feelings for her and Peter; she doesn't have the emotional background to actually say the words, but she does her best to explain the depth of her feelings for Peter and Ahsoka, and Ahsoka tentatively acknowledges that the two are important to her as well.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Steve basically ends up giving one to the Jedi when he reveals that he is uncomfortable with the Order 'recruiting' young children, which the other Avengers agree with after he tells them about his discoveries, although Master T'ra Saa attempts to give Steve a better understanding of the Jedis' motives.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Unintentional, but the planned Order 66 is exceedingly similar to Project Insight from Captain America: The Winter Soldier - enough that Aayla Secura senses an enormous feeling of discomfort from the Force when Steve brings it up.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: When a group of Avengers and Jedi are trying to rescue Steve from an alien gladiator arena, Natasha and Fixer are shocked that it took Scott Lang to suggest they focus on finding the one responsible for the gladiator control collars first rather than trying to mount a direct assault.
  • Willfully Weak: During the Battle of Kamino, Scott deliberately only grows to thirty feet high rather than his full potential of fifty, as fifty would make him a target and a potential danger to his allies while thirty is large enough to be a threat without drawing too much attention to himself.
  • Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: In-narrative, the Avengers all thwart Sidious's plan to try and lure at least one of them to his side just by being themselves. After Steve, Scott and Sam introduce themselves to the Jedi Council, the other Avengers find their missing allies because each Avenger was acting to help others on the planet they arrived on, and the only Avenger found by Sidious's forces first (Wanda Maximoff) would swiftly see through any lies he might use to win their allegiance, so it isn't worth the attempt.
  • World of Snark: While Star Wars already had moments of snark, the Avengers bring in a whole lot more, and it starts to rub off on some of the Galaxy's inhabitants. Even Wanda Maximoff admits she has become wittier after spending enough time with the Avengers.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • Invoked in chapter 24, when HK-47 expresses an interest in killing Thanos after hearing of his reputation.
    • On a wider note, while Palpatine resents how the Avengers have complicated his plans, he has nevertheless acknowledged them all as challenging opponents, recognising that Steve Rogers in particular is an intelligent and charismatic leader.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Sidious has various Force-sensitive infants abducted with the intention of using slave-conditioning programming to make then Force-sensitive spies loyal to him, despite the risk of using such conditioning on infants (although he doesn't get the chance to do so).
  • Yandere: In Chapter 73, Peter refers to the Son-possessed Ahsoka as this when she tries to attack him for rejecting her.
  • You Can't Go Home Again:
    • Back on Earth, Okoye acts as though Shuri will simply help the Avengers find T'Challa and then the two will return home, but Clint points out that after everything both will have seen during their time away from Wakanda, it will be hard if not outright impossible for them to simply go back to the way things were.
    • At least Matt, Peter and T'Challa have explicitly acknowledged that the world will never be the same even if they can get back to Earth, T'Challa contemplating how Wakanda will have to open up and Peter wondering if he should even bother with a secret identity given the obvious issues of trying to explain how Peter Parker and Spider-Man vanished and returned at the same time.
  • You Remind Me of X:
    • Steve hasn’t outright said it, but his sense of discomfort around Palpatine and a vague feeling that the other man reminds him of someone is almost certainly a reference to Alexander Pierce, which Steve eventually consciously acknowledges after Palpatine sends Republic forces to Mandalore even after the planet officially declines aid from the Republic.
    • As a more direct example, in his first direct confrontation with Anakin, Ultron comments that he’s found “Banner’s ticking time bomb brother”.
    • On a more positive example, when Steve meets 99- an elderly clone- during the Battle of Kamino, Steve assures the clone that he just needs to be a good man even if he's physically weak by recalling his own opportunity to become the soldier he is today.
  • Your Magic's No Good Here: Essentially inverted; while the Jedi can sense the Avengers through the Force to a degree (albeit mainly because of the void they create in the Force), none of the Avengers have any ability to sense and use the Force themselves, although it is noted that Pietro has traces of Force energy and Wanda expresses an awareness of something while she is living on Dathomir. On the other side of the equation, Celeste Morne can still use the Force on Earth, and is able to adapt her knowledge of it for her training under the Ancient One.

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