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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, the Black Widow, the Falcon, Quicksilver, War Machine, the Scarlet Witch, the 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance:
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    • 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 around the time of the Battle of Yavin.
    • Chapter 28 sees the Avengers and the Jedi find Mara Jade and 'Baby Yoda'.
    • Chapter 31 looks at Orson Callan Krennic as he searches for materials to use for the Death Star during the Clone Wars
  • 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.
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  • 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; 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, with the possibility of bringing in further games later; chapter 23 sees him preparing to introduce bowling.
  • The Apprentice: Spider-Man becomes this for Obi-Wan Kenobi, asking the Jedi Master to give him some instruction in how he might use his abilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Druge and another proved capable of destroying a Separatist ship once fired into its power core.
  • 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.
  • The Beastmaster: On Earth, Spider-Man pretends to be capable of communicating with spiders as part of an interrogation he is conducting with Daredevil.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Invoked when the Avengers learn about the Jedi recruitment policies, as the Avengers are disturbed at the indoctrination implications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Buried Alive: As in canon, Ahsoka and Bariss end up 'buried' in a tank after destroying the factor 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • War Machine versus Separatist battle droids is amusingly one-sided in Rhodes’ favour.
    • Pietro makes a significant impression during his time on Ryloth.
    • While Cad Bane was dangerous when facing even two Jedi, faced with Anakin, Ahsoka, Spider-Man, Black Widow and Quicksilver, he quickly surrenders.
  • 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 have all immediately expressed awe at how cute 'Baby Yoda' is.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Pietro uses this line when he disables a platoon of droid soldiers in seconds.
  • 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.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In-narrative, while infiltrating a droid manufacturing factory through underground tunnels with Ahsoka and Bariss, Spider-Man makes various references to Alien, which the group recently watched, the two Padawans being very uncomfortable at the comparisions.
  • 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.
  • Eager Rookie: Particularly applies to Spider-Man, as Steve 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 do it where they can keep an eye on him.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Expendable Clone: Defied; even after learning that the soldiers are clones, the Avengers never show any signs that they consider the clones less than people.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
  • Friend to All Children:
    • Being a father himself, Scott shows 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.
  • 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.
  • Happily Adopted: In chapter 28, the Avengers become the guardians of the Force-sensitive infants Mara Jade and 'Baby Yoda'.
  • 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.
  • Hero of Another Story: Hope apparently spent some time defending the native Lurmens before Captain America and his clone troops arrived.
  • 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'.
  • How We Got Here: Chapter 31 opens with a look back at how Spider-Man, Daredevil and Black Panther were dimensionally displaced.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Demonstrated most particularly by Matt Murdock/Daredevil, allowing him to identify the enemy leaders during a mass conflict.
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance:
    • It takes some time for the Avengers to learn the full scale of the Jedi Order's recruitment policies.
    • As of Chapter 32, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 that Pietro has arrived on Ryloth a few chapters before the other assembled Avengers learn that he’s been found.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Nothing explicit yet, but Pietro is certainly attracted to Senator Riyo Chuchi when they meet.
    • Also, Steve immediately takes notice of Aayla and her unique appearance; as with Pietro and Chuchi, whether anything develops remains to be seen.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Anakin and Steve basically resort to this to interrogate Poggle about the brain-worms.
  • Kill It with Ice: As in canon, the brain-worms are defeated by lowering the temperature.
  • Last of His Kind: In chapter 24, the Guardians of the Galaxy retrieve HK-47, who speculates that he is the last of his kind.
  • 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.
  • Leader Wannabe: Invoked to a degree in chapter 24, as the other Guardians step in to stop Rocket claiming to be the leader of the group to HK-47.
  • 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, acknowledging that they only came to this galaxy with what they were wearing at the time; they are described as adopting their own variations on the Jedi battle attire (although all omit the cloaks).
  • 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 Baris.
  • Manchild: Invoked for Pietro, who it is noted still enjoys kid's films such as (what appears to be) Toy Story.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 have helped to reactivate Ultron by giving a salvaged head a new body.
  • 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-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, with Natasha only briefly feeling like she has something stuck in her throat without actually choking.
  • 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 Bariss 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 find Alien to be too disturbing for them to watch all the way through.
  • 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.
  • Older Than He Looks: In chapter 28, Rhodey in particular is incredulous at the news that 'Baby Yoda' is already thirty years old.
  • Orifice Invasion: The brain-worms penetrate through the nostril or mouth, prompting Peter to make a joke about kissing on the second date when Bariss 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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 realises that the password for his files is "Padme" due to the man's past relationship with her.
  • 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 them the film once they have the time.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: When Scott goes giant for the first time, reaching a height far beyond his standard sixty feet to stop the Zillo beast, he explicitly states that he can only hold this size for a few minutes before he'll pass out, and he takes two weeks to regain consciousness after the fight.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Certain droids have been shown with red eyes, and it is strongly implied that this is due to them being controlled by Ultron.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • As time goes on, Senator Riyo Chuchi ends up going on a 'date' with Pietro to watch some Earth films he had on his devices.
    • Spider-Man is shown spending time with Ahsoka and Bariss after they found him when he first arrived on Coruscant, and is implied to have some degree of attraction to both of them.
    • In Chapter 36, Fenn Shysa briefly flirts with Mantis when their two groups are on Tatooine, and she appears to reciprocate his interest.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When Pietro is first told about the 'Zillo beast', he asks if it's anything like Godzilla.
    • While Spider-Man still wants to go home, he is also keen on the idea of 'going full Trekky' to go out and see other planets, even if he appreciates that he lacks the confidence to 'pull a Kirk'.
    • After Spider-Man uses his webbing to take out a group of droids at once, Anakin observes that it "only counts as one", prompting Spider-Man to protest at Anakin "pulling a Gimli".
    • During the confrontation with the Geonosian Queen, even the Jedi are disturbed when Rhodey keeps making reference to the Alien films.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • Pietro was never killed in the Battle of Sokovia on Earth, and the Clone Troopers guarding the near-Kamino outpost all survive the Separatist attack thanks to the assistance of War Machine.
    • This, in turn, allows Ima-Gun Di to survive, as Quicksilver's intervention prevents him from needing to sacrifice himself and his troops to protect the Twileks.
    • 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.
  • The Spock: Steve is uncomfortable to learn about the full extent of the Jedi training.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Back on Earth, Tony redesigns Daredevil's batons to give them multiple functions, including grappling hooks and flails.
  • 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.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: In Chapter 25, Spider-Man accidentally finds his hands on "a peculiar area of Mirialan teen" when he lands on Bariss after being thrown by the Zillo beast.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 outmanoeuvred in a fight with Spider-Man when trying to capture him as part of a contract from Sidious.
  • Unexpected Character: Probably not completely unexpected, but chapter 23 ends with the Guardians of the Galaxy discovering an ancient ship on the outskirts of the galaxy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: A relatively minor example; while Durge can take most of War Machine's arsenal without doing more than flinching, he has a bad reaction to fire.
  • 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.
  • Worthy Opponent: Invoked in chapter 24, when HK-47 expresses an interest in killing Thanos after hearing of his reputation.
  • 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.
  • You Remind Me of X: Steve hasn’t outright said it or even acknowledged it to himself, 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.
  • Your Magic's No Good Here: Essentially inverted; while the Jedi can sense the Avengers through the Force to a degree, 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.
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