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Superhero RPF is a Ms. Marvel (2014) and Loki: Agent of Asgard crossover fanfic by LokiOfSassgaard, with cameos of the Young Avengers and occasional references to other Marvel titles like Spider-Man.

It was originally written for a Kink Meme on LiveJournal (here) but after chapter four it moved and continued on Archive of Our Own (here). 7 chapters. Complete.

The plot centres around the online exploits of Game of Thrones 'not-sure-if-Troll Fic' writer Sassgardian (Loki), who decides between seasons to try himself in the Super Hero Real-Person Fic genre, and his friendship with PlusFiveToBling (Kamala) an established Crack Fic writer there.

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Expect digs on internet cultures, fandoms and the like; also conversational troping, trope discussing and a lots of lampshades.

This work provides examples of:

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Discussed in universe, especially how badly this can go if you write Real-Person Fic about villains.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Comes up about the Asgardians regularly. Like how is this Loki thing even working?! At the end the most logical explanation they find is that it must be magic.
  • Blog: Several. For example Loki's official one is hxxp://lokiofasgard.tumblr.com
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs:
    Do you ever get the feeling when you're near him that everything's going to just explode for no reason?
    NotTheHawkGuy replied: That or catch fire. Or turn into bees. Or turn into bees on fire.
  • Cassandra Truth: The Sassgardian has a lot of headcanons to share from the anatomy and mating habits of dragons to Asgardian culture. Most, if not all, of it is true.
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  • Cosplay: The Sassgardian is an avid cosplayer. Meaning he shamelessly steals other people's stuff.
  • Culture Clash: Asgardian vs. Earth, more specifically United States culture. When it gets apparent that, yes, Asgardians have less of a problem with minors drinking alcohol, this prompts several people to begin pondering how to get there. Gravity is heck of a border control.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Sassgardian in universe gets accused with this about his heroic Loki interpretation. When his identity comes out this changes to accusations about writing Self-Insert Fic.
  • Game Master: Sassgardian runs the best AD&D game his friends ever had, when he doesn't get them thrown out of dining establishments.
  • Gen Fic: This is one. Also Sassgardian promises that his next fic featuring his former teammates will be Gen and G rated if they let him write it.
    NotTheHawkGuy about giving permission: I'm going to regret this, aren't I?
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  • Guilty Pleasure: Some people admit anonymously that they actually like For Asgardia! by Sassgardian.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Well this fic has a self described Secret Agent failing at secret, and a Private Detective failing at private.
  • Hitler Ate Sugar: The logic of the internet anons in The Unmasking example had this in spades. Yes. They concluded that he is the Evil!Loki and not someone else resembling him because horns and magic QED he must be literally Hitler... umm... Evil!LOKI!
  • Horny Vikings:
    • Loki's horn circlet may be too good in functioning as a lightning rod, but it's definitely not dorky.
    • Also how do we know it's really Loki? Asgardians generally like horns. But he should really loose them if he wants to avoid confusion.
  • Human Popsicle: One conversation about fanfic plots ends with Sassgardian and PlusFiveToBling imagining Wolverine becoming the next Captain America... frozen in an ice cube.
  • Hypothetical Fight Debate: "Who do you think would win in a fight? Billy or David?"
  • Insistent Terminology: Don't say Loki stole anybody's power, little old him just borrowed it.
  • Internet Backdraft: Another interesting tag this work has is internet drama, well, yeah. invoked
  • The Internet Is for Porn: And for some people rating it Explicit just isn't enough tagging.
  • Intimate Healing: If you ask Sassgardian, the characters not wanting to catch their deaths of cold is always a good excuse for slash.
  • Mainstream Obscurity: invoked
    • Everybody heard about Loki ("he is an evil villain, right?"), some heard about the Young Avengers ("It didn't last long, right?"), but that Loki was part of that team? *crickets*
    • Who can you write about on the Asgardian side of the Marvel Universe? Thor. And... Thor? Everybody from the myths and more.
  • Mathematician's Answer:
    Kate: It's the horns. You look like you're either going for an evil Satanic sorcerer thing, or you're trying to make a very terrible pun about your current mood.
    Sassgardian: Well. Yes.
    • Or:
    Anon 1: If they can figure out how to get into a city that sits twenty feet above the plain.
    Anon 2: alright. how do you get in then?
    Anon 1: Through the front door.
  • Meta Fiction: It's a "fanfic about fanfic" and fanficers. It's even tagged like that on Archive Of Our Own.
  • Most Common Superpower: PlusFiveToBling asks, why this is an important point in Sassgardian's first fic.
  • Oh Crap! There Are Fanfics of Us...: ...and it was created by our former teammate! Take it down Loki, this instant!
  • Older Than They Look: The internet anons are first horrified by the little girl at the Sassgardian's AD&D game, then it dawns on them that she is Asgardian and probably older than all of them combined.
  • Overprotective Dad: Both of PlusFiveToBling's parents.
  • Real-Person Fic: The story is set in the Marvel Universe, where any fic featuring Marvel superheroes is by definition real person. This creates some interesting issues.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: Mostly subverted by "Wait, don't answer that!", they know that Sassgardian is all too happy to give them Too Much Information if given a chance.
  • Scrapbook Story: This fic is told exclusively through fanfic synopses, forum threads, tumblr asks and reblogs, chat logs and other assorted internet communication.
  • Screen Name: On the internet everybody has some Loki has two. Most of the ones used in the fic are guessable with knowledge about the source material. (Also the two main characters' are spoilered in this article.)
  • Secret Identity: Well, most named characters here are super heroes with secret identities, and screen names for the internet, yes they spend a whole lot of time trying to guess who is who in this mess.
  • Self-Deprecation: Fanfic about people writing fanfic, and use the internet, and arguing on the internet, guess why this trope is here.
  • Show Within a Show: Fanfics. Most just referenced by their fanfic site summary or discussion, but there are also excerpts from For Asgardia! (Sassgardian's Thor and Heroic!Loki fantasy adventure, from what we see it's perfectly work safe).
  • Single-Issue Wonk: Most of the Sassgardian's original internet reputation comes from wanking about his headcanons and how those not following them are morons. Actually what he goes up against is Artistic Licence, you live in the Marvel Universe! Do your research, damn it!
  • Slash Fic: Sassgardian's first attempt in the new community is femslash, Hawkeye II/Miss America. It gets taken down. Also more mentioned or discussed later: like asking if it'll be an X&Y or X/Y work.
  • Speak of the Devil: Facetiously suggested about Sassgardian. In this case it was more like shittalking about him in a forum he also reads proving not to be a smart idea.
  • Too Much Information: Happens after people get over the Cassandra Truth.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: LokiOfAsgard's tumbr looks like a food blog dedicated to bacon and pancakes.
  • Troll: Sassgardian, he would order pizza to Asgardia, just to see poor delivery guy trying to figure out, how to get in. The other part of his reputation.
  • Unconventional Formatting: It does have chapters, but within that it's formatted like tumblr asks, reblog threads; Archive of Our Own fanfic summaries, comments; mobile chat; Live Journal comment sections and such.
  • Undisclosed Funds: Loki always has money. Don't ask from where.
  • Unfortunate Names: The more logical internet anons' conclusion about Sassgardian being Loki. It's not a particularly popular one though.
  • The Unmasking: When the Daily Bugle prints pictures of Loki, and the internet deduces his online identity, this causes a torrent of hate directed at the Sassgardian.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Sassgardian swears Loki is just an Lovable Rogue with a heart of gold! They are the same person. But generally if you're a super on the internet you'll be lying to people sooner or later to protect your secret identity.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: You need at least cursory knowledge not only in the comicbooks referenced but various fanfic / internet communities (at least LiveJournal, Tumblr, Archive of Our Own, and chat) to make sense of this fic.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Suggested as possible reason for the disbanding of the Young Avengers.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Don't, if you don't want to be fan wanked by Sassgardian, except maybe if you're writing a robot-Asgardian AU.

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