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"Still recovering from the loss of Maria Rambeau, Carol Danvers has a new mission: Defending the Mind Stone. Seeking out injustices across the universe that she can right in Maria's name, Carol discovers a new intergalactic threat: The robotic Phalanx, lead by none other than Ultron. Aided by Supergiant, James Rhodes, Talos, Monica Rambeau, and Goose, Carol will fight this threat."
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Spoilers for all chapters of Avengers: Endgame are unmarked and Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 are unmarked. Spoilers for all chapters of Captain Marvel: Phalanx prior to Chapter 5 are unmarked.

Captain Marvel: Phalanx is a fanfiction by Dragonis Prime first published on Archive of Our Own on June 24, 2019, and is the fourth story in his Marvel Cinematic Fanfiction Universe. It can be found here. It is the direct sequel to his previous fanfiction, Avengers: Endgame and part of his ongoing Marvel Cinematic Fanfiction Universe.

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  • Gladiator Games: Carol pays a visit to Sakaar in pursuit of a group of enslaved Skrull.
  • Grave-Marking Scene: Carol and Rhodey both visit Maria Rambeau's grave in Chapter 1.
  • Grave Robbing: Played for Laughs in Chapter 10. Gamora-842667 travels to the Mojave Desert and pulls Minn-Erva's semi-mummified corpse from her crashed ship. The damage to the body causes it to fall into a few pieces in the robber's hands.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: Averted. Carol and Maria are very publicly a couple.
  • I Have a Family: Ultron tries to get one of his Skrull prisoners to invoke this trope. The Skrull refuses.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Chapter 7's Flashback Nightmare sees three of these. Carol, Steve, and the alternate Thanos are all impaled at various points with Thanos' double bladed sword.
  • Important Haircut: Carol receives one at the hands of the Watcher Informant. However, she takes it far better than Thor did.
  • In-Universe Soundtrack: The past Carol and Maria dance to Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer' and 'Your Song'.
  • Intimate Haircut: Carol relives a memory of Maria trimming her hair.
  • Innocent Swearing: Both Morgan and James Stark quote their father's use of "Shit". Rhodey eggs them on by saying "Shitshow", which they parrot back.
  • Kick the Dog: Supergiant-842667's treatment of Carol. She impersonates her dead wife in order to obtain the Mind Stone.
  • Let's Duet: Carol and Maria sing 'Your Song' and 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight?' together.
  • Man Bites Man: Warbringer puts his serrated teeth to good use against Carol, biting her bicep during their fight.
  • Memory Jar: What the Mind Stone serves as to Carol.
  • Mental Health Recovery Arc: The fanfiction is one big one for Carol Danvers. She tackles her depression about Maria Rambeau's death with the help of their daughter, some anti-depressants and therapy from Vision, and the knowledge that Maria would want her to live on.
  • Metronomic Man Mashing: Two examples.
    • In Chapter 7's Nightmare Sequence, the alternate Thanos executes one on Carol.
    • In Chapter 8, Carol executes one on Ulik, likely inspired by her dream from the night before.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: Carol's undercover suit is black, burgundy, and copper. Justified in that her standard colour scheme is rather recognizable, and it serves as a Shout-Out to her Ms. Marvel suit.
  • My Greatest Failure: Carol's recurring guilt over Maria Rambeau's death comes across as this.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Scrapper-164's name is a reference to The Uncanny X-Men #164, the first appearance of Carol Danvers as Binary.
    • Cull Obsidian goes off to give a drink to Yabbat, a reference to their Will They or Won't They? in the comics.

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  • Off with His Head!:
    • Carol uses her powers to remove Warbringer's head during their fight.
    • Thanos decapitates Maria during the Nightmare Sequence in Chapter 7.
    • Beta Ray Bill decapitates Supergiant-842667.
  • Only The Worthy May Wield: Chapter 7's Flashback Nightmare includes Carol and the alternate Thanos wielding Mjolnir. However, Thanos makes use of the Soul Stone to do so.
  • The Reveal:
    • The woman Carol believes is Maria Rambeau is actually Supergiant-842667.
    • Ultron is behind the missing Skrulls' capture.
    • The author posted a picture teasing a new Iron Man on his Tumblr. Chapter 10 reveals it to be none other than Harley Keener.
  • Solo Duet: Carol sings Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer' with a memory of herself.
  • Songs of Solace: Carol sings 'Tiny Dancer' as she remembers dancing with the now dead Maria to the song.
  • Stunned Silence: Carol's reaction to seeing the Watcher Informant's haircutting device.
  • Sword Fight: Carol and Stardust engage in one that features both using Blades Below The Shoulder.
    • Barehanded Blade Block: Starburst catches Carol's sword between her hands during their fight. It serves as the turning point in a fight that had, until that point, been a stalemate.
    • Blade Lock: The two engage in multiple over the course of the fight.
    • Laser Blade: Carol's sword manifests as a photon blade.
  • Talking to the Dead: Carol talks to Maria Rambeau's headstone.
  • Teeth Flying: Carol spits out one of her teeth in Chapter 7's Nightmare Sequence.
  • To Absent Friends: Carol, Supergiant, Monica, Talos, Rhodey, and Fury toast Maria Rambeau.

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