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Loki: Agent of Doomgard is a Loki: Agent of Asgard and Thors crossover fanfic by Sand3, that you can read here.

What if Loki, God(dess) of Stories (Story!Loki), didn't decide to skip Doom's patchwork planet of fun? Well, they could end up as special agent tasked with solving the trickiest cases while having the rookiest of rookie Thor (Kevin Masterson, Mini!Thunderstrike) assigned as partner.

First assignment? The Loki Murders.


    Lokis so far in order of appearance. SPOILERS 
  1. Loki Ikolbur, God(dess) of Stories, Special Agent Storyteller (Story!Loki) — ALIVE. Region: Marvel 616. Species: God (Jotun, raised Asgardian; Narrative deity). Gender: Genderfluid. Relationship status: Single.
  2. Nokke Laughlin (Timely!Loki) — DECEASED. Region: Timely, Doom Valley (Marvel 1872). Species: Human. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Married (wife: Sybil), at least one child (Vale).
  3. Lucy Woad — DECEASED. Region: Technopolis (Iron Man: Armor Wars). Species: Human probably. Gender: Female. Relationship status: ???
  4. Loki Alberich, King of Faerie — DECEASED. Region: King James' England (Marvel 1602). Species: Fae/Royal probably. Gender: Male. Relationship status: In Relationship (with Amora).
  5. ??? — DECEASED. Region: ??? (killed while trying to assassinate Arcadia!Loki). Species: God (probably). Gender: Male. Relationship status: ???
  6. Loki Farbautadóttir, Mistress of Secrets and Moonless Nights (Arcadia!Loki) — ALIVE. Region: Arcadia (A-Force). Species: God. Gender: Female. Relationship status: widowed. Has two adopted children (Nico Minoru, America Chavez). In her original world she was married, had two children.
  7. Loki Odinson, God of Destruction (maybe) (Hobo!Loki) — ALIVE. Region: Manhattan 1610 (Marvel 1610). Species: God (Jotun Asgardian hybrid). Gender: Male. Relationship status: Single.
  8. Loki Odinson, L'il God of Mischief (Little!Loki) — ALIVE. Region: Marville (Giant-Size Little Marvel – AvX). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Single (he is just a kid).
  9. Luke Watson (Wotanson), CPA — ALIVE. Region: Old Town (Marvel Noir). Species: Human. Gender: Male. Relationship status: ???
  10. Loki, No Surname, No Title (Paradise!Loki, Peripeteia) — ALIVE. Region: Paradise (Earth X). Species: Sufficiently Advanced Alien (Narrative deity). Gender: Ambiguous. Relation status: Single.
  11. ??? — DECEASED. Region: ??? (found in Killville: M.O.D.O.K. Assassin); Hobo!Loki identified him as one of the players). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: ???
  12. Loki Laufeydóttir, Goddess of Traps and Poisons (Nu!Loki)DECORATIVE STATUE. Region: Nutopia (The New Universe). Species: God. Gender: Female. Relationship status: Single.
  13. ??? — DECEASED. Region: ??? (head found in Nu!Loki's freezer). Species: ???. Gender: ???. Relationship status: ???
  14. Loki Odindóttir, Goddess of Seduction and Intoxication (Metro!Loki) — ALIVE. Region: Metropolis 51. Species: God. Gender: Female. Relationship status: Technically single... in practice she lives with a polyamorous circle of worshippers.
  15. Loki 'Serrure' Lokason, God of Fiction (Kid!Loki) — ALIVE. Region: Marvel 616 (Found in Avalon Captain Britain). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Single (just a kid)
  16. Loki Farbautason, God of the Hunt (Úlfheðinn/Berserker)DECORATIVE STATUE. Region: Norseheim (Killer of the Loki of King James' England; attacked Avalon in search of Serrure). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Single
  17. Loki Laufeybur (Weird-Loki) — ALIVE. Region: Weirdworld. Species: Frost giant and Fire demon hybrid. Gender: Ambiguous. Relationship status: Harem person of Morgan Le Fay.
  18. Loki Odinson, God of Lies (Ultima-Loki)DECORATIVE STATUE. (Murderer of the Loki of Technopolis and dozens of bystanders). Region: Ultimation (Ultimate Spider-Man). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Single.
  19. Loki, Merchant of Curios (Lost-Loki), a merchant at the Sinner's Market — ALIVE. Region: The Lost Land. Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: ???
  20. Loki Laufeyson, God of Mischief and Evil (Dad-Loki) — ALIVE. Region: McTwo (Marvel Comics 2). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Widowed.
  21. Sylene Lokadóttir, Goddess of Guile, copy of Dad-Loki raised as his daughter — ALIVE. Region: McTwo (Marvel Comics 2). Species: God. Gender: Female. Relationship status: Single.
  22. Loki 'Numen' Laufeyson, God of Discipline — ALIVE. Region: Mondo City (totally not Mega City One we promise). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Single.
  23. Loki Farbautason, God of Hate (Nazi-Loki)DECORATIVE STATUE. Region: Metropolicia. Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: ???
  24. Loki Odinson, God of WrathDECORATIVE STATUE. Region: Revivalation (found in Hala Fields, but chased there). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Single.
  25. Loki Oddsen, God of Entertainment — ALIVE. Region: Holy Wood. Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Single.
  26. Loki Odinson, God of Anarchy (Not-Hydra!Loki) — ALIVE. Region: Hydra Empire (Hail Hydra). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Married (wife: Skadi Culdóttir).
  27. Loki Snoogums, Kitty of Tricksies (Lokitty) — ALIVE. Region: New Quack City (Howard the Human). Species: Anthropomorphic Cat Magic User (God?). Gender: Female. Relationship status: ???
  28. Loki Laufeyson — DECEASED. Region: Witland (Squadron Sinister). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: ???
  29. Ikol Lokason, God of Fact (Agent!Loki) — ALIVE. Region: Marvel 616 (found in Killville: M.O.D.O.K. Assassin). Species: God. Gender: Male. Relationship status: Single

    Comics reading list by chapter (with occasional artist comments). Also SPOILERS! 


  • Thunderstrike vol 2 - mini-series (Masterson comes from it. meh)
  • 1872 - Secret Wars (2015) mini-series (cute, worth a read)



  • Ultimate Thor - mini-series from something like ten years ago (good for understanding what's up with Ultimate-Loki's Oedipus-complex)



  • Marvel Noir - gimmick/event (I actually really enjoyed, they did a good job on it)


  • Earth X/Universe-X/Paradise-X - mini-series series (Loki is the most interesting part of it and it is a DENSE and confusing read)


  • M.O.D.O.K. Assassin - Secret Wars (2015) mini-series (funny, plot is minimal and largely unimportant)


  • Machine Man - mini-series in the 2008 Marvel Comics Presents anthology. (where the setting comes from)



  • Weirdworld - Secret Wars (2015) mini-series (fun, not much plot) I also make some vague (fairly unimportant) references to the older Weirdworld comics (short-stories inside of the old sci-fi/fantasy anthologies Marvel used to do, Tolkienesque setting)



  • Captain Britain and MI13 - Jamie and Brian Braddock and Lionheart are all part of Captain Britain continuity but (becaue I haven't read the old ones at all) I am more familiar with them from Uncanny X-Men (in relation to their sister Betsy/Psylocke) and New Excalibur (which parallels the second half of Exiles, it's okay but nothing to write home about) and MI 13.


  • Marvel 1602 (is pretty sweet) I missed the sequels at first because while the first series is just titled '1602', so shows up in the alphabetical listing under '1', two of the sequels are titled as 'Marvel 1602' and so are under 'M' and the last one is 'Spiderman 1602' and so is under S (I ended up doing a page-search to find them all). This setting is likely to come up fairly often since I've made it Storyteller's home base.


  • Squadron Sinister - Secret Wars (2015) mini-series
  • Doctor Zero - Epic Imprint miniseries, part of the Shadowline Saga.

Tropes found in this fic:

  • All There in the Manual: A complete list of all the Lokis is available in sand3's discord server.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Apparently Story!Loki doesn't really know how exactly they managed to bottle up all Asgard at the end of Loki:AoA. They theorize that whatever their essence did in the 8 month time skip also included preparations for the end of the world. Or maybe just made them ignore the possible consequences/implications/general impossibility because it was the end of the world.
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  • Affectionate Nickname: Story!Loki has a lot of nicknames for Serrure with "Lamb" being the most used.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Once Ultima!Loki was brought to Doom's court, he resorted to sweet-talking Doom to save himself. It didn't work.
  • Alien Sky: It's Battleworld; there are no stars, no real moon, and at the start of the fic not even a sun yet. There'll be light because Doom wills it so.
  • Alternate Self: Kind of the point. In particular, it has a lot of Thors and similarly powered individuals, and of course Lokis. Lokis come in a bewildering variety. Young, old, men, women, and where you can't tell, married, single, with or without children, on every medium awareness and/or sanity level, gods, mortals, others, with different titles and domains... there are even some who aren't trolls!
  • Alternative-Self Name-Change:
    • Story!Loki uses Storyteller to distinguish themselves from other Lokis.
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    • Discussed by Story!Loki and Verity on giving the recurring Lokis some might be a good idea (albeit as Story!Loki intends to go by "Storyteller", Verity points out that "Storyteller, God of Stories" sounds dumb).
    • Paradise!Loki chooses "Peripeteia", which gets promptly shortened to "Perry" by Story!Loki, which earns a snarky response about "Telly" or "Tillie"... or may probably continue to be an Overly Long Gag.
  • Ambiguous Gender:
    • Paradise!Loki, and Weird-Loki are androgynous.
    • Story!Loki is generally fifty-fifty on being man or womannote , if they stick in one form for more than a day or two Verity becomes concerned for them.
  • As Lethal as It Needs to Be: Story!Loki gets a magic dagger from Doom that can turn people Human Popsicle for an hour while also being an Absurdly Sharp Blade otherwise.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Sun Wukong gets distracted and/or bored very easily so this trope is common with him. Story!Loki has their moments too.
  • Bazaar of the Bizarre: The Sinner's Market located in the Lost Land. As one character put it: "If you can't find what you're looking for at the Sinner's Market, then you're just not looking hard enough!". Expect currency to be quite abstract if not literally parts of your soul.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Mini!Thunderstrike definitely feels like he is this trope (filing papers, making coffee, being underrated), actually he is a teen, who vastly overestimates himself.
  • Berserk Button: Nobody earns the godly title "God of Wrath" for not having a Hair-Trigger Temper, but the Loki with it reacts especially badly (misogynistic slurs included) to being called a liar (because he sees himself as a god of truth).
  • The Berserker: The Loki who tried to hunt down Kid!Loki in Avalon.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Arcadia!Loki and her daughters are such a nice and adorable family. Attacker kill count: 1
    • Also Timely!Loki's family. They would take avenging him in their own hands if they could.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Paradise!Loki who lives a very ascetic life and doesn't have much urge to meddle. Woe betide you if they think you're their enemy. Attacker kill count: 3.
  • Beware the Silly Ones:
    • Story!Loki (Arrest count: 5).
    • The whole region of Marville (Sheriff Strange outright warns Loki to not underestimate the locals), and various other cartoon worlds.
  • Big Applesauce: What did anybody expect from a Marvel fanfic? Let alone Secret Wars (2015) fic? It's more worth mentioning if a city isn't a New York for a change.
  • Blood Magic: Hobo!Loki's advice involves this. Alternate selves are basically you so your own blood can very well serve as a conduit for tracking spells.
  • Buddy Cop Show: Story!Loki and Mini!Thunderstrike fight Loki-related crime.
  • By-the-Book Cop: 'Numen' Laufeyson. By his own admission, he brought forth the circumstances for and wrote the first book of law so he got a book to be a cop by. Storyteller theorises that this makes him outright incorruptible for better or worse.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Mr. Nancy, aka Anansi, who appears mostly just to talk a bit and give directions in chapter #7, but returns in chapter #34 to be much more plot-relevant. Later chapters revealed that all members of the Omniscient Council of Vagueness except Karn appeared before the reveal about the council, the Bride of Nine Spiders guided Loki to Sun-Wukong, and Madam Webb intervened to stop them from bugging the Young Ultimates.
  • Children Are Innocent: Discussed as a reason why genuine child gods (as opposed to creatures that only look like children) are almost never evil, when Story!Loki introduced Kid!Loki to Verity.
  • Cloning Blues: Numen Laufeyson's first instinct, when Battleworld's doppelgänger effect and the Loki Murders are explained to him. Even develops some of the symptoms himself briefly until he's assured that cloning gods are hard and the results may vary too much for him being not unique.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Referenced when Sheriff Strange questions why he should trust Story!Loki not to become The Starscream. Well, yes, Loki loves power very much... but being the God of the (Battle)world comes with great responsibility too, which they would rather not have. Also discussed later thanks to various Spider-related-people, which is somewhat unhelpful when someone fears the corrupting side of great power.
  • Continuity Nod: A whole lot thanks to the writer putting a lot of research and thought into this fic. For example:
    • The Alien Sky - According to Secret Wars #2 Johnny Storm was made the sun as a punishment for some incident... so there is a time before that incident.
    • Also Story!Loki muses why isn't there a Spider-Man in Manhattan when there should be two. Of course, there aren't. Both got away before the incursion hit and will only arrive when the true event begins.
  • Crazy Homeless People: Hobo!Loki's way of being invisible. And yes. He is both homeless and crazy, but plays it up so people leave him alone.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Young Nico is very cute but unfortunately has No Indoor Voice so she is very LOUD too.
  • Da Chief:
    • Sheriff Strange for Story!Loki and gods know they do everything to annoy him.
    • Lawspeaker (King Thor) for Mini!Thunderstrike but we see less of them.
  • Democracy Is Bad: Story!Loki facetiously made the case for this while waiting for an audience with the Regent. It earned him basically an Evil Lawyer Joke made by the secretary.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: Paradise!Loki. Story!Loki believes that being a meta-god made them lonely.
  • Determined Widow: Sybil the widow of Timely!Loki. Not surprisingly as that region is basically a western.
  • Disneyfication: Story!Loki said that this way they can test their narrating ability while doing less harm. They're still highly concerned about the ethical implications of narrating people.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Paradise!Loki would narrate any Loki dead who dared to enter their territory. Justified that they were attacked several times. Story!Loki, after narrating herself back to life, asks them to not do that anymore and they agree.
  • Distressed Dude: Story!Loki ends up needing rescuing after the confrontation with Nu!Loki goes south.
  • Earth Is the Center of the Universe: Not only Earth but Europe and the U.S., as evidenced by Battleworld being almost completely made out of these parts of it. Story!Loki's theory of this Eurocentricness is that Doom grabbed parts he could recognize which were, well, like this mostly.
  • Elemental Powers: Some Lokis have elemental powers, Nu!Loki got some darkness ones, and Story!Loki makes references to chaos being an element (and common to Lokis), but the best example is Weird-Loki, who got both ice and fire (which they, for example, use to test if someone is human or not... because they and their friends are kinda jerks).
  • Expecting Someone Taller: The Regent has to ask why Story!Loki didn't bring "full size" Thors with him.
  • The Fair Folk: Amora of King James' England and probably the Loki who was her consort too. Before Story!Loki meets her he muses that fairy tales with "playful forest spirits" and horror movies have the same sound library. Gee I wonder why.
  • The Fake Cutie: Nu!Loki is a small, cute, harmless-looking woman, who is obviously scared and hurt... she is actually incredibly manipulative and dangerous because she is the goddess of traps and poisons and a Serial Killer.
  • Fake Memories: Doom's memory manipulation towers make the people of Battleworld think that the world is as it always was. Occasionally the cover-up story generated to reconcile the characters' reality with this lie became very complex in the process. For example the Thors and related characters who weren't actively Thoring (616!Odinson, Don Blake of Paradise City) when the Incursion hit their world got a tale about a rogue domain called Lemuria, and them being dishonorably discharged for defying orders to purge it.
  • The Fashionista: Story!Loki. Sheriff Strange is on the fence if this means Loki doesn't take the job seriously or takes it way too seriously.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Fairly common thinking amongst citizens of less magical baronies as the no travel between regions rule makes it harder to notice how weird the world actually is around them. Well, probably some would at least say they believe in God Doom, because he's very prone to smiting the heretics, but outside of that? There is no such thing as the supernatural! This even includes the Lokis of those places. Luke literally called even the notion of magic "smoke and mirrors".
  • The Gadfly: The not Spider-Woman (Venom) of Paradise city. The highlight was probably her inquiry if Story!Loki and Serrure are Paradise!Loki's "secret family" while assuring them that she is very good at keeping secrets.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Story!Loki's naming is best described as hit or miss... but when Sheriff Strange feels need to override them that isn't much of an improvement (as in "Hoboki" might be all kinds of questionable but "Sixteen-Ten-Loki" is just plain boring).
  • Goo-Goo-Godlike: Franklin Richards. Story!Loki likes him on the grounds that he is a sweet kid and that he is one of the few people who won't just grow old and die on them in the long run.
  • Government Agency of Fiction: Officially Story!Loki works for the "inquiries and investigations department for the Doomstadt Ministry of Sorcery" as "Special Agent Storyteller". They're saddled with Mini!Thunderstrike thanks to Jurisdiction Friction.
  • Happily Adopted:
    • The girls of Arcadia!Loki.
    • Later Story!Loki annoys Doom into letting her adopt Kid!Loki.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": Mini!Thunderstrike is secretly twelve. For example:
    "Masterson, are you twelve?" Loki demanded, laughing. "For pity's sake, just say 'fuck'! It's not that hard!"
    Masterson turned his robot-suited head to look at Loki for a moment. "... Hard? Seriously?"
    "You are twelve!" Loki exclaimed.
  • The Idealist: Wilson of the Manchester gods in this fic is very much a hardcore Marxist of the highly idealistic bent with a deep belief that Rousseau Was Right.
  • Idle Rich: Johnny Storm truly detests being one. As he's part of the Storm-von Doom (*cough cough* Richards) family, Doom is stuck with him, but doesn't want him close to anything even vaguely important, so he's mostly just sitting around bored.
  • I Know What You Fear: Terror of the menagerie can project illusions of people's greatest fears. When the others goad him into using this on Story!Loki the result is a gruesomely murdered Third Loki which is not something they expected or were prepared for. Story!Loki just comments that fears are generally not punchable.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Mini!Thunderstrike calls Story!Loki "Teller".
    • Story!Loki prefers to call Kid!Loki/Serrure Lamb.
  • Insistent Terminology: Story!Loki is not a Thor but a Special Agent. They're really not a Thor, but as Thors are the most visible part of Doom's law-enforcement, people tend to think of them and be confused that Loki doesn't fit the stereotypical image of a Thor at all when they mention working for Doomgard, so they end up correcting this a lot.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Well, the heightened awareness of their fictional nature made Paradise!Loki very, very lonely.
  • I Will Find You: Another reason why Story!Loki wanted a job in the Battleworld is to look for Thor, and their two previous incarnations, Kid!Loki and Teen!Loki, and the Young Avengers. See Set Right What Once Went Wrong below.
  • Kid Sidekick: Verity's opinion on Mini!Thunderstrike.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Story!Loki over Lockheed, which horrified Doctor Strange at first because he expected a general Cuteness Overload which probably wouldn't go over well with the alien dragon.
  • Lampshaded the Obscure Reference: Apparently, The Matrix series does not exist in Paradise!Loki's domain.
  • Let's Just Be Friends: Story!Loki to Striker. They aren't against Friends with Benefits though.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Mini!Thunderstrike would rather not talk about what happened in Arcadia ever again. The ten-year-old Miss America overpowered him while play fighting.
  • Love Goddess: Well, something like that anyway, as Metro!Loki, Goddess of Seduction and Intoxication is basically Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll personified, except she prefers jazz. Her mere presence makes people adore her and shower her with gifts; sex and intoxication ensue.
  • Made of Iron: Inhabitants of cartoon worlds tend to be this when compared to more realistic worlds thanks to genre conventions.
  • Mad Oracle: Invoked by Story!Loki when she asked the mad but mostly docile Hobo!Loki for advice in the case.
  • Male Gaze: In-Universe example with Mini!Thunderstrike planned to spend the time with ogling Story!Loki's ass... who at that point changed gender to male to his great disappointment. Loki points out that he still could, but that "somehow" didn't make him feel better.
  • Medium Awareness: Being narrative deity comes with perks like hearing the narrator.
    For me, it happens all too regularly. I’m Peter Parker, the Ultimate Spider-Man, and today is the day I realize that everything I thought I knew is wrong.
    “Hoooly smeg, it’s a voice-over,” Storyteller whispered. “... This place has a narrator? That’s so cool!
  • Mentor Archetype: Sheriff Strange (in ethics), Sun Wukong (in staff fighting), and Karn (in weaving) to Story!Loki. One of them is wise and caring, one is, well let's say he and Loki are great enablers of each other's bad behavior and hedonistic impulses, and one has some severe social anxiety issues.
  • Merlin and Nimue: When Story!Loki becomes Steven Strange's apprentice they trollingly discuss the trope, and conclude that it's a phenomenally bad idea despite all the precedent. Helps that Loki isn't there to learn more magic they want to learn ethics.
  • Meta Guy:
    • Narrative deities begin at this medium awareness level if they aren't outright Fourth Wall Observers.
    • Witch Hunter Serah of 1602.
    • Any Wade or Wanda Wilson.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Invoked by Verity when she implied to her mother that Story!Loki doesn't date women to stop her shipping.
  • Mistaken Identity: Ultima-Iron Man mistakes Story!Loki as Ultima-Loki, fortunately, a Thor can be found to clear up the situation, but unfortunately not before Ultima-Loki gets away.
  • The Mole: Lockheed is spying on Story!Loki for Valeria von Doom. Not spoilered because he isn't exactly secretive about it.
  • Mood Whiplash: Loki can go from joking to disturbing/creepy in half a sentence. Any Loki. All of them.
  • Muggles Do It Better: At least one contestant isn't above killing a god with anti-tank weaponry. That's how the Loki found in Killville died.
  • Naked First Impression: Downplayed, but Metro!Loki isn't exactly subtle. She is introduced by answering the door in nothing but lingerie.
  • Narnia Time: Downplayed but the various parts of Battleworld have different flow of time. It also messes with time magic on some level.
  • Non-Indicative Name: It's pointed out repeatedly that Paradise City is not an aptly named place.
  • The Nose Knows: Story!Loki theorizes because they shielded their home from magical detection, that Berserker-Loki must have found them by tracking their scent.
  • No-Sell: Doom inflicted Laser-Guided Amnesia on all his subjects but despite this:
    • Most magical Lokis remember their old worlds to some degree.
    • As does Lockheed thanks to Bizarre Alien Biology.
    • Fate related characters seem to have some level of immunity too, like Madam Web.
    • And some other spider totems.
    • And it only limitedly affects Photographic Memory. Meaning it might make the person think the thing they remember actually was/happened on Battleworld but does not change the memory itself.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Some Lokis are very bad at the personal space issue. The effect ranges from the adorable (Arcadia!Loki), to the possibly incesty (Paradise!Loki), or even downright creepy (Nu!Loki).
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Ultima-Loki was described as a relatively harmless Denser and Wackier version. Turns out that's just because of the Nobody Can Die nature of the cartoons. Let him loose in world where he can murder people and he will, gleefully. He killed thirty people in Technopolis including the Loki of the barony for fun.
  • The Nth Doctor: To the point of numbering Earth-616 Loki's incarnations.
    • 1st Loki -> The Original one
    • 2nd Loki -> Kid!Loki
    • 3rd Loki -> Teen!Loki/Agent!Loki
    • 4th Loki -> Story!Loki
  • Odd Job Gods: There are Lokis with very odd godly domains. “Goddess of Moonless Nights” for example; she is very stressed by the fact the Battleworld has no real moon.
  • The Omniscient:
    • Paradise!Loki can “read the matrix”, the limit being that they can only read what they can sense and focus on.
    • Karn can set alerts for specific events unfolding but insists that he is not watching everything all the time.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: What remains of the protectors of the Web of Life and Destiny. Anansi, Madam Webb, the Bride of Nine Spiders, and Karn. At least they're not intentionally vague most of the time, just masking their own lack of information... not that that stops them from being smugly condescending about it.
  • One Steve Limit:
    • Averted thanks to the alternate self nature of the fic.
    • There is also a King James who rules over Avalon and another in King James' England (Braddock and Stuart respectively).
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Loki's relationship with Loki is almost always around these lines. For example Hobo!Loki was annoyed by Story!Loki because she was young, sane, and she reminded him of his mother (at least she didn't have a hammer, that would be a reason to die of shame); he also reacted with disgust to the thought that there could be non-magical Lokis.
  • Our Gods Are Different: There are discussions about the nature of gods and other mythoform (physically manifested mythological characters) in this fic especially between Strange and Story!Loki or between Lokis. Do humans create gods or did the gods create humans (or maybe both?), what does a godly title mean and how can that change over time, and so forth.
  • A Party, Also Known as an Orgy: Metro!Loki's parties are very exclusive, only the most powerful, rich, or smart are ever invited to them. After arriving the first thing the guests generally notice is that they're woefully overdressed.
  • Past-Life Memories: Story!Loki has the memories of all three Lokis who came before them.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: Paradise!Loki really doesn't want to be a god. Being narrative deity means that they know that they're a plaything of the story and never truly free. They also have something against the religion aspect of it.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: In chapter #36, Storyteller says "I love you" to Paradise!Loki and adds that he is glad to have met them and proudly calls them family.
  • Protectorate:
    • Serrure is this to Story!Loki.
    • It's also their advice to Ultima Spider-Man for how to cope with the whole "end of the world" thing. Sure, countless people died, if you have loved ones still around focus on keeping them safe.
  • Poisonous Person: Loki Laufison, God of Wrath, spent so much time under the canonical mythological punishment of Loki that his whole body oozes snake venom. Yes, he has some control over this and can weaponize it.
  • Quirky Town: Any Marvel New York and so most of Battleworld, but special mention goes to Paradise City where in addition to the very colorful population Everyone is a Super.
  • Reality Warper:
    • Any narrative deity can mess with the story. It's ill-advised to do so lightly though as the story has its own rules.
    • King James Braddock the baron of Avalon, who can "pull on quantum strings".
  • Really Was Born Yesterday: Story!Loki is only some months old as they were born just before Doom's Day. Being Born as an Adult and with Past-Life Memories might lessen the squick factor. Or not. Striker took a simple friendship after Loki told him this.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Story!Loki offers Verity that they could try being a romantic couple. She refuses on the grounds of Mayfly–December Romance being a phenomenally bad idea, and friendship not being something lesser than romance.
  • Retconjuration: Story!Loki can do this. When they played around with their powers they managed to break Verity's sink by defining the cause of its dripping as material fault... and it retroactively became so.
  • Retired Monster: Hobo!Loki God of Destruction (maybe). As Story!Loki put it, he considers himself a has-been and just wants to be left alone.
  • Royal Harem: Morgan La Fey of Weirdworld has one, referred to as the 'menagerie' and composed of 'tributes' including half-demons (read unwanted children) of some magical lords of the realm, so a whole bunch of Royal Brats.
  • Screw Destiny: Story!Loki's general attitude, as an extension they have a great moral problem with inflicting fate on others too. Yet another reason she doesn't want to be anything like the Norns.
  • Secret-Keeper: As Mistress of Secrets, you'll end up keeping a lot of them.
  • Serial Killer: Nu!Loki, but any Loki participating in the game really.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Lampshaded even.
    Verity: You just used at least ten times the words needed to say 'kung fu',
    Story!Loki: I am verbose.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Story!Loki used their newly gained retconjuration ability combined with the imminent end of all existence including space and time to time-displace their innocent previous incarnations so they might not die and could end up on Battleworld.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: Let's just say the fic cuts very often in the chapter where Story!Loki meets Metro!Loki and leave it that.
  • Shadow Walker: Nu!Loki and Not-Hydra!Loki.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: Invoked. Story!Loki suggests Verity should date Doug Ramsey despite the two never having met, on the grounds that he doesn't do the social courtesy lying thing that makes Verity avoid human contact most. And also to provoke her mom.
  • Shoulder-Sized Dragon: Lockheed.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Story!Loki thinks off Tony Stark this way. Every. Single. One. Of. Them. Why? The main universe one was a jerk to Kid!Loki on his first day of self-awareness. This generally manifests in Loki trolling and being as obnoxious and unhelpful as possible, but can escalate quickly.
  • Speech Impediment: Little!Loki has a "norse lisp" ("Ð/ð" instead of "s").
  • The Storyteller: That's Special Agent Storyteller for you! Also here is the description of an improvised story told to the Little Marvels (guess which part was requested by Cyclops):
    He began to weave a story about unicorn-riding princesses (who were discriminated against for being robots) heroically interceding in a train robbery committed by villainous insectoid cowboys, and being commended be the governor for their noble and selfless deeds.
  • Super Wrist-Gadget: Mini!Thunderstrike gets a bracelet that receives Distress Calls from Story!Loki whenever a Thor-intervention is needed.
  • Taken for Granite: Calling Doom false god to his face while his whole court is watching is not good for health. Later, Story!Loki and Paradise!Loki discuss if this qualifies as Fate Worse than Death.
  • Taught by Television: Not exactly television but Story!Loki's skills and knowledge come from the combined memories of all their predecessors, and all stories ever told thanks to their godly domain. So for example, their fall back in case of social-ethical questions (as Loki generally had No Social Skills) is My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
  • The Tease: Story!Loki has the habit of flirting with everybody. And we mean everybody.
  • There Can Be Only One: The Loki Murders are apparently this. Some Lokis think that one Loki per world would perfectly suffice and now hunt and kill the others. By the point the fic begins, the not-hiding ones still alive are either very lucky (example: Luke) or know how to defend themselves.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Story!Loki's way of gaining an audience with Doom involved annoying the Thors with not leaving until they brought her before him. And after getting an official title and badge, now they definitely won't leave.
  • Think Unsexy Thoughts: Story!Loki tries and fails to do this while meeting the fairy queen, Amora, so he resorts to cold water to keep his cool (while mentally kicking himself for letting this opportunity go).
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Story!Loki feels this is the line they must not cross as that lead from being a God of Chaos to the God of Evil in most of their iterations. To the point of no killing by proxy, giving the order to kill, or other rules lawyering.
  • Time Crash: The Barony of Manhattan suffers this thanks to being a mashup of the remnants of at least two different Earths, one with an already broken timeline (Earth-616) and one where time progression is three times faster (Earth-1610). This manifests in regular time quakes that reset everything inside back to the time when Battleworld was formed. And Verity is the only person who remembers. This also means that everybody living there is functionally immortal.
  • Toontown: Marville, home of the Little Marvels. In Story!Loki's opinion, it is the most adorable and terrifying place on all of Battleworld.
  • Trap Master: You don't get the godly title “Goddess of Traps” without being this.
  • Truly Single Parent: Dad-Loki of the McTwo domain is the only parent of a magic female clone of himself Sylene. Contrary to most examples of this trope he's actually a passable dad, who has a good relationship with his daughter, and they love each other like family.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Discussed as grounds for Loki to not date Amora (she is evil even if she is very hot) not that there weren't Lokis dating her for example the one in King James' England.
  • Unreliable Narrator: The only Lokis to ever be particularly honest are Paradise!Loki and Numen Laufeyson, and several are also not that mentally stable so they might misremember stuff even if they don't mean to deceive.
  • Victory Is Boring: Doom achieved godhood, got rid of Richards, got the family he always wanted, made his own world (named stuff after himself and his old country) etc. just to realize that running the place involves an awful lot of boring bureaucracy and politics.
  • Villain Cred: Doom has it, especially in Original!Loki's eyes.
  • The Watson: This series has a Watson ball so to speak going around, as pretty much any character can turn into this temporarily around Story!Loki (guy is weird, and very eager to exposit). But the role generally falls on Verity, Mini-Thunderstrike or Ultima-Spider-Man. When Sun-Wukong got the ball he rejected it with "Wait. Don't explain it. I don't care!"
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: What Story!Loki fears could happen if she did what the Protectors of the Web of Life and Destiny want from her. Namely embracing that her powers are akin to rewriting destiny, and so designate her as a replacement for the Norns. Given Lokis' tendency to insanity, and that Marvel Norns were pretty unhinged her fear is understandable.
  • Wretched Hive: Unsurprisingly, Killville. A city run by the guilds of very organized crime.
  • You Owe Me: Story!Loki got her job by invoking the debt owed by Doom for Loki's help in AXIS.