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


Avengers: Infinite Wars contains examples of:

  • 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 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.
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    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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’.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Fangirl: 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.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When Ultron attacks Coruscant, he deploys a giant version of his body after using his drones to soften them 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Gamora basically demonstrates this towards Mantis when she learns that Mantis may be interested in the Mandalorian Fenn Shysa, considering Mantis the most impressionable of the Guardians and concerned about her future.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Barriss 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.
  • 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 appears that Wanda has found a Sith holocron during her time on Dathomir.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
    • Despite Ultron's apparent defeat, Tony is confirmed to have given Tap and Karen (the A.I.s 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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 have all immediately expressed awe at how cute 'Baby Yoda' is.
  • 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.
  • Death Glare: Ultron gives one to Peter when he compares the former to Tony Stark.
  • 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 Barriss, 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.
  • 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 he died to save Hope.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • External Combustion: As in canon, Death Watch attempt to assassinate Duchess Satine by destroying her vehicle.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (Pietro's solo activities have been fairly well-recorded and T'Challa, Wanda and Vision apparently just spent time learning about the local cultures rather than taking part in the war).
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Eeth Koth gives his life to stop a Sith Acolyte from killing Hope.
  • 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'.
  • Homeworld Evacuation: Chapter 49 focuses on the evacuation of Jabiim after Ultron attacked it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 others 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.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Pietro to 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.
    • 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; again, whether anything develops from all this remains unknown.
    • Chapter 45 reveals that Sam Wilson has been meeting up with a Zeltron female named Dani in his leisure time.
  • 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.
  • King of All Cosmos: Briefly invoked but defied, as the Bendu affirms that even he doesn't know that much about the Infinity Stones.
  • 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.
  • 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 Avengers will always be available to respond to news that may lead to the discovery of their remaining missing teammates.
  • 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; they are described as adopting their own variations on the Jedi battle attire (although all omit the cloaks).
  • Love Confession: As in canon, Obi-Wan and Satine confirm their feelings for each other when Satine is in a near-death situation.
  • 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.
  • Manchild: Invoked for Pietro, who it is noted still enjoys kid's films such as (what appears to be) Toy Story.
  • Mentor Archetype: Chapter 47 reveals that the Bendu has basically become this for the Vision, helping him explore the powers of the Mind Stone.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: As in canon, Doctor Nuvo Vindi, who recreated the Blue Shadow virus.
  • 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.
    • When the Guardians accept Sillium that will grow into healing plants as payment for a job, they privated 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 God, What Have I Done?: In Chapter 49, Padme is horrified when she learns of her contribution to Ultron coming to this galaxy (although Ultron makes it clear that he would have managed on his own and she just made it easier).
  • 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.
  • Mythology Gag: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and a new body.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Rex is shown to be disturbed at the notion that the Separatists may try to recreate the Ant-Man technology if they can't retrieve Scott's suit.
  • 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.
  • Noble Demon: Sugi affirms her status as this when she refuses to break a contract even for a potentially more profitable deal.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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 realises that Ultron has come to Coruscant.
  • Older Than He Looks: In chapter 28, Rhodey in particular is incredulous at the news that 'Baby Yoda' is already thirty years old.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Downplayed; Doctor Nuvo Vindi created an antidote for the Blue Shadow virus, as Rumlow notes he'd want to be sure he didn't infect himself.
  • 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.
  • 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 him 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reality Ensues: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rule of Cool: Despite the clones having jetpacks, they are all agreed that Sam Wilson's wings are just cool.
  • 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).
  • 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.
    • Senator Riyo Chuchi ends up going on a 'date' with Pietro to watch some Earth films he had on his devices, though as time goes on it seems to be heading out of this trope and into full-on Interspecies Romance.
    • 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.
    • In Chapter 36, Fenn Shysa briefly flirts with Mantis when their two groups are on Tatooine, and she appears to reciprocate his interest, which leads to the Guardians often working together with Fenn's group.
    • As in canon, Obi-Wan Kenobi has a history with Duchess Satine.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
    • Spider-Man's exaggerated reaction to someone brandishing a small knife at him is an obvious reference to a similar gag in The Amazing Spider-Man.
    • When confronted with a Dark Acolyte, Chirrut turns the metal ends of his staff into a lightsaber.
    • 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.
    • During the Mandalorian crisis, as well as the canon "shout-outs" to Doctor Who ep "The End of the World" and Star Trek ep "The Trouble with Tribbles", Natasha gives a speech about a past encounter with bandits that is almost identical to Alfred's "some men want to watch the world burn" speech in The Dark Knight.
    • When the Guardians join Sugi, Rumi, Embo and Seripas in protecting a Felucian farm, Quill reflects that "Kurosawa would have been annoyed by the even numbers", with the conclusion evoking the conclusion of The Magnificent Seven. Later, Quill compares the transforming droids to Decepticons and Autobots, which he apparently told Rocket about at some point.
    • Chapter 46 opens with a Character Blog made by Peter looking at his early career as Spider-Man which references the events of Spider-Man, such as looking at the day after he was bitten, his last talk with Uncle Ben, and his brief appearance in a wrestling ring, all of which are variations of the events of that first film. Peter later repeats his feat from the comic “Master Planner” arc of lifting a heavy piece of machinery that was crushing him to retrieve a vital cure through sheer force of will.
  • 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.
    • 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:
    • 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.
    • 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 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.
  • Summation Gathering: Daredevil joins Kenobi in delivering one during the Mandalorean crisis.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • Taught by Experience: In Chapter 47, Ultron recognises 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.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: In Chapter 25, Spider-Man accidentally finds his hands on "a peculiar area of Mirialan teen" when he lands on Barriss after being thrown by the Zillo beast.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 organised 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 outmanoeuvred in a fight with Spider-Man when trying to capture the newly-arrived Avenger 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.
  • The Unintelligible: When T’Challa finds himself on Kashykk, he observes that it will take him a while to understand the Wookies.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Working-Class Hero: Even on another planet, Spider-Man tries to be this, occasionally going on patrols on Coruscant to help deal with local gang problems.
  • 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, which is eventually consciously acknowledged after Palpatine sends Republic forces to Mandalore even after the planet officially declines aid from the Republic.
  • 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.

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