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The kink meme

  • Recommended by Spammonster
  • The author has a wide range of fics, from slash to het to general.

The Thor: Bloodlines Tumblr RP which is connected to a general Marvel RP here.

  • Recommended by Spammonster
  • It might seem odd to put an entire RP here, but the players are amazingly good, the plot is well-written, and they aren't afraid to have fun with it. Includes Thor, Loki, Frigga, Jane, Darcy, Dr. Selvig, and a bunch of other Marvel characters.

MaverikFlame who is also on Live Journal as MaverikLoki

  • Recommended by Red Wren
  • Loki-focused, mostly hurt/comfort with some humor.

    General Fics 
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Beneath by ninepen

  • Recommended by rioludoodle
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Loki sits in a prison cell and waits to hear his fate. If luck turns his way, that fate could provide him with another opportunity to finally earn the respect, admiration, and power he covets. He doesn't dare dream he could return to Midgard. There he's met a number of people of interest… but there is only one he's vowed to visit. If Loki falls again, does another abyss await him?
  • Comments: An epically long fic which readers can easily sink several days into digesting and, once caught up, find themselves eagerly anticipating the next chapter of. Be warned that this is an absolute monster of a fic with over 200 chapters to its name—while it's absolutely worth your time, it's not a fic to take on lightly.

Bargaining by proantagonist (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by Talume, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Faced with an eternity without his brother, Loki strikes a bargain to change the past. Post TDW.

Loki's Obsession by bboops23

  • Recommended by moviemaker16
  • Status: In progress, confirmed for sequel book.
  • Pairings: Original Character
  • Synopsis: After failing to take over Earth, Loki has returned to Asgard and become King due to a series of events. He kidnaps a Midgardian that he's been stalking for most of her life and forces her to become his queen.
  • Warnings: Mature Content, contains StalkerWithACrush and RomanticizedAbuse
  • Comment: Loki's portrayal in this fan work differs after the events of the Avengers and includes some of the events of Thor: The Dark World. Loki's portrayal is written as a combination of his movie appearances with a smattering of his mythological backstory, and it creates an unforgettable villain turned Deurotaganist.

Grievance by PeaceHeather

  • Recommended by Moirae Clotho
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Someone starts to notice that Odin treats Loki in ways that are neglectful and borderline abusive and starts to feel very uncomfortable about it. It becomes worse when people at court start to take after Odin's treatment of Loki. But they still don't feel comfortable voicing they're doubts out loud.And then the lip-sewing incident happens.
  • Comments: This fic is a really great AU that shows what might have happened if Loki didn't grow up in Thor's shadow. Lots of world building and a good mesh of movie and mythology.
    • The fic is the first of a series, Odin’s Son, Tyr’s Son, which includes fics that expand on the story and the world it's set in.

Everything's Better With Bunnies by Khilari and Persephone_Kore

  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When frightened or stressed, Loki transforms into a bunny and sometimes he needs to be cuddled to calm down enough to turn back. Unfortunately, the events of the movie are extremely stressful. Five times he transformed into a rabbit and needed cuddling.

The Plan by Saru Wolfe

  • Recommended by somebody else, Long Live Humour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Thor loses Mjolnir to the ice giant Trym, who will only return it in exchange for a bride. Of course Loki knows exactly how to handle this.
  • Comments: Well written, utilizes Norse mythology effectively, weaves itself into canon smoothly and even enhances it. Not to mention the whole thing is hilarious. An in-character bonding story for the sons of Odin.

How to use yourself by Ingu

  • Recommended by Mipp
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Loki is desperate for the physical affection denied to him.
  • Comments: This is the definition of heartrending. Even if you're not a fan of Loki or hurt/comfort fics, reading this fic will make you want to give Loki a hug.

Eidolon by Anonymous/Llanval (original version can be found Eidolon here and here)

  • Recommended by Lysythe
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: An AU where Loki grows up a Prince of Jotunheim.
  • Comments: An AU which considers what Jotunheim used to be and how it fared after Odin took the Casket of Ancient Winters (referred to in-story as the vetrljós). The world-building here is extremely well done and the relationship between Loki and his father/birth-giver Laufey is tender and heartwarming even as it rounds out Laufey's character as the King of Jotunheim. Please note that as it is written as a fill for a kink meme prompt, it is highly likely to have an eventual pairing of Thor/Loki as the original prompter asks for an arranged marriage between Thor and Loki. The fic is still in progress but is still worth reading.
    • Seconded, so much seconded. This should be available at bookstores. The AO3 version is currently a good deal further as the LJ one and easier to read, too.

Bunny Slippers by katsu

  • Recommended by Myrdschaem, Candelabra
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Loki decides that he wants to join the good side. He just doesn't want to give Thor the satisfaction of knowing that they're now fighting on the same side. Therefore, every time Thor comes over to Loki's place, Loki has to pretend like he's doing something evil to keep up appearances.
  • Comments: Prompt from the kink meme filled with a fic in style of Good Omens, complete with footnotes. Unsurprisingly, it is hilarious. Check out the sequels, too.
    • A Russian translation can be found here.

Lullaby by skiesovergideon (AO3 link here

  • Recommended by somebody else and Maylene
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Loki has always been and will always be Frigga's son. An examination of the relationship between them.
  • Comments: Bittersweet, heartwarming, and lovely all around. Gorgeously written too.
    • A Russian version can now be found here.

Raising Loki by skiesovergideon

  • Recommended by Aramisa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Odin and Frigga's struggle to raise Loki, a baby from a species they have only know in battle before. Particularly frustrating for Frigga, who is the goddess of motherhood.
  • Comments: From the same author as the above recommendation, this fic deserves a mention for being not only both sweet and heartwarming but also really funny and faithful to the characters. The parts focusing on Frigga and Loki are adorable and her reactions believable, and the author gets bonus points for doing a portrayal of Odin as a troubled but good father instead of the Ron the Death Eater portrayal fandom likes to use. The ending is also too perfect.

5 Times Someone Hugged Loki, and One Time He Hugged Them First by Copacetic (AO3 link here

  • Recommended by Spammonster
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Comments: Sappy, yet in-character and wonderfully sweet. Hug spoilers: Frigga, Odin, Sif, Volstagg, Thor, and Thor again.

Abaddon by MaverikLoki (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by Spammonster, Candelabra
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A self-proclaimed "God-Killer" kidnaps and tortures Loki. Thor saves the day.
  • Comments: Supposed to be slash, and there is a bit of platonic Thor/Loki hurt/comfort at the end, but it mostly focuses on the absolutely terrifying killer and Loki's mental state.
    • Has a sequel, Unto Death (AO3 link here). There are slightly more implications of Thor/Loki, but done in such a way that it feels less like a pairing and more like a manifestation of Loki's rage and unstable mental state after being tortured.

Untitled by Anonymous [Set in Comic continuity]

  • Recommended by somebody else, Sheliak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Before his adoption by Odin, Loki was abused by an Asgardian warrior. This warrior was subsequently banished for war crimes. Many years later, the warrior is pardoned and returns. Loki remembers.
  • Comments: I wasn't expecting this story to be so awesome. Believable, angsty with moments of levity to balance it out, thought provoking, predominantly from Thor's perspective, and... really, really packs a punch. Both the culprit and a related character (canon) are represented in a horrifying way, but given their behavior in comics and the presentation of abuse I wouldn't call it OOC so much as artistic interpretation. The relationship between Thor and Loki is particularly stunning.
  • It has a sequel (which can be read on the same thread), and in this Troper's opinion the sequel is even better than the original fic.
    • Seconded. Thor and Loki's relationship in both fics is great—the first shows it more from Thor's side, the second more from Loki's. It's wonderful, and they both seem like themselves even though the circumstances end up very different from canon. -Sheliak.

Suffer the Children by AccursedSpatula

  • Recommended by Rararomama
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: After all these years, Loki realized, he was still nothing more than a frightened little boy.
  • Comments: The prompt was found from the kinkmeme, but the author mixes real Norse mythology with movie canon and has created one of the most heart-wrenching fics out there. Has Loki/Thor in the beginning, but mostly centers around Loki’s relationships with others.

Scream and Cry by Anonymous

  • Recommended by somebody else, Mooncinder
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Due to the immense damage he causes and their inability to contain him, S.H.I.E.L.D. decides the way to deal with Loki is to brainwash him to their cause.
  • Comments: This is a stabbed-through-the-heart-and-twisted-too sort of fic. Very well written, very upsetting, short and powerful and absolutely worth reading.

Untitled Untitled Tumblr Fic by sharorama

  • Recommended by somebody else
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An AU oneshot based off of Doctor Doom's canon experimentation on Loki clones. Loki, reincarnated as a boy after Siege, dreams over and over of being ripped apart on an operating table.
  • Comments: I honestly feel like it would be a crime not to list this here. Sad, horrifying, touching, and sweet—this is one of best, if not the best hurt/comfort fics I've read in a long time. The heroes are in-character and actually DO what heroes are supposed to do, Doom is terrifying and believable as a villain, Loki doesn't lose his mischievous streak or personality despite being utterly traumatized, and the whole thing is just a vivid, stunning, and thoroughly satisfying piece of fiction.

Telephone by anonymous

  • Recommended by Ingu, Long Live Humour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Loki dials the wrong number by accident, and then decides to keep doing it for fun.
  • Comments: Amazing characterization, well-balanced writing and absolute hilarity.
    • Seconded. This fic is non-stop hilarity with a few heartfelt, very touching moments thrown in. Loki's texts to Steve are hysterical and it feels only natural that the God of Chaos has mastered text-speak. Great for a good laugh!

What Once Was Lost Returned by demonqueen666 (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by Ultio, Mooncinder, Faramir
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if Loki were captured by the Frost Giants during the beginning battle? What if they thought they were rescuing him?
  • Comments: This one is long but really worth it. What if Loki were given more of a chance to come to terms with his heritage?

What the Water Gave Me by shiny_n_new (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by somebody else, Long Live Humour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jormungandr seems to enjoy encircling, unsettling, and threatening to swallow Thor a little too much. And Thor finds himself almost hypnotized every time he has to face Jormungandr, drawn into a twisted predator/prey dynamic he doesn't quite understand.
  • Comments: This feels authentically mythological, Jormungandr is unsettling in a very eldritch abomination sort of way, the characterization is spot on everywhere, descriptions are amazing, and...yep, pretty kickass. There's a hint of sexual tension in the foe yay flavor but nothing explicit.

Truthfully by Salazarfalcon

  • Recommended by Dracorex 4
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Loki gets a therapist and finds Earth hobbies that he enjoys in between bothering his brother and his friends.
  • Comments: Hilarity Ensues. So do spot-on characterization, heart-wrenching emotional outbursts, and drama-laden interactions with the Avengers. The author initially posted it on LiveJournal; it can be found here.

Morass by TheHummingBirdMoth

The Hangman's Hands by Mercurie (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by Dangly Legged Owl
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post-Avengers. Thor and Loki never get back to Asgard. Now S.H.I.E.L.D. is stuck with the world's most hated war criminal on their hands and everyone wants a piece - unless they can find a way to get rid of him for good.
  • Comments: This is an amazingly written story that keeps Loki very much in character as his dangerous and unhinged self while simultaneously covering questions of morality, loyalty, and the risks of tempting "fate" in quite a literal sense.

Wandering Child (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by Liangnui
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Post-Avengers AU. (Pulled from prompt) "After the Avengers capture Loki at the end of the movie, they lock him up as a precaution before shipping him off to Asgard. And being the good guys, they decide to give him the chance to bath and dress in clean cloths instead of sleeping in his own dirty rags. The problem is, without the whole battle gear and the drawn and mean look, Loki looks surprisingly young, which prompts the Avengers to ask Thor just how old Loki really is. Of course Loki is centuries old, but Thor tells them that in human standard, Loki would still be considered underage! Cue to horrified Avengers who wants to know exactly what sort of crappy home life Loki must have had to end up like this before even reaching adulthood.
  • Comments: The prompt for the story makes it seem much more lighthearted than it actually is. What starts out as a simple AU and maybe a twinge of unease on the Avengers' part starts getting more and more twisted the more the layers of both the movies and myths get pulled back. It is also extremely well-written and both character development and the slow exploration of ideas are spot-on. Fair warning, though—at 70 posted chapters, this fic is LONG.

Slow Poison by Mikkeneko

  • Recommended by Flyndragon, Ghingahn
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For years, Loki had served his father as an agent of stealth and silence, cunning and trickery. Thor was his father's right hand, serving him at court and at battle, but Loki was his left hand, the one that lingered behind, darting swiftly to strike when the enemy's attention was elsewhere.
  • Comments: Kink meme fic, basically about Spy!Loki and his heartbreaking exploits. He believes that the way for him to serve Odin is to take all the subtle damage directed towards the royal family upon himself, and they way Loki thinks of himself in this fic is full of all the sadness. Then ending made me cry, and trust me, I do not cry easily. Plus the writing is magnificent. Everyone should read this, but especially if you like hurt comfort.

Life in Reverse by Lise ( link here)

  • Recommended by Ghingahn, Long Live Humour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Loki falls to Midgard after the first movie and, rather than becoming a supervillain, decides to lay low and do his best to keep out of Heimdall's way. But hiding is harder than he expects, and after the latest in a long list of criminal groups goes too far in their attempt to recruit him, he takes up Agent Coulson's offer to join SHIELD.
  • Comments: The story is largely character-oriented, and it does its job extremely well. The dialogue is superb and Loki's personality is still clearly very similar to his canon one, just applied in a different direction.

Monstrous by Maiden_of_Asgard

  • Recommended by Overgrown Nurse
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Original Character
  • Synopsis: Thor just wanted his brother back. When Loki is set loose from Hel with a thirst for blood and a burning hatred for the living, Thor has no choice but to hide him away where he cannot cause chaos, trapping him in a castle imbued with powerful magic. But Loki still hungers. The Allfather cannot bring himself to subject an innocent to his brother’s impulses, but when a prisoner of Asgard begs to avoid the executioner’s blade by any means necessary, it seems that the Norns have granted him some small measure of relief. After all, a warped brother is better than no brother at all...isn’t he?
  • Warnings: Mature Content, Dub Con, & Blood Drinking
  • Comments: Short, only five chapters long, but it was a Dark!Loki Halloween Prompt request. Well written, intriguing, and just the right amount of creepy.

Odin Ficlet by Maker_of_Rune_Vests

  • Recommended by SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Loki is dead. Odin reflects.

     Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

All the Reasons I Gave by glamaphonic

  • Recommended by somebody else
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Loki/Sif
  • Synopsis: Asgard expects Sif, an admired warrior who possesses all qualities they hold dear, to be Thor's lover. The truth isn't always so neat.
  • Comments: Very, very in-character. This story is stylistically beautiful, well-paced, provocative, and shows so much not only with what characters say or do, but what they DON'T say or do. The whole piece feels incredibly honest and is highly recommended.

Indulgence by glamaphonic

  • Recommended by Red Wren
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Sif
  • Synopsis: Loki would never call Sif easily offended, but he had spent no small portion of his life practicing the fine art of stoking her ire. The only problem he saw was the fact that, this once, he hadn't actually done anything.

Shatter by Aria

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Thor/Loki
  • Synopsis: Loki is cast out instead of Thor, and manages to get by with the humans on Midgard much less conspicuously than Thor ever did. As he struggles to come to terms with his banishment and the growing suspicion that he's not truly Odin's son, Thor insists on visiting him and making everything more difficult than it could have been.
  • Comments: Very in-character. One of very few stories in the Thor film fandom that manages a perfect balance between Loki's jealousy and loneliness. I actually don't like this pairing, but the author manages to write it in a very believable and convincing way. Definitely worth reading.

Sigyn (binding is not punishment) by Aria

  • Recommended by Psyche, Candelabra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Darcy
  • Synopsis: Darcy thinks of the sharp curve of Loki's smile, of his long pale fingers and his eyes like chips of ice. Some things are much more amazing and important than photosynthesis and Youtube and the ability to eat a whole box of Pop Tarts.
  • Comments: What we see of Darcy, Loki, Jane, and Thor are incredibly in-character and Darcy's inner voice pulls off quirky and funny and pop-culture-savvy without sounding dumb. The dialogue manages to be funny and perfectly serious at points and the writing is also fantastic. The relationship is very realistic—exactly how a relationship between someone like Darcy and someone like Loki should play out—and at the end there is a callback to one of the more familiar Loki myths and something of a Mood Whiplash. There is also a sequel titled Ragnarok (release tips the balance) which is also amazing and based on mythology.

Fallen Star by Alydia Rackham

  • Recommended by jessytessytavi, Anonymous Apathy
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Jane
  • Synopsis: From the moment Loki strikes the earth onward, he desires revenge on his family. The strange Cube SHIELD has found may be his key. But when he hides his identity to get info from Jane Foster, something inside him begins to shift. And when a mysterious villain steals the Cube, Loki is forced to choose between vengeance and the life of the woman who loves his brother.
  • Comments: Gorgeous storytelling and romance. Brings out so much of the emotion present in the cut scenes and adds a bit of backstory to the myths that the Asgardians have about them on Earth, like why Sif's hair is black. It's not a couple I thought I'd like, but it surprised me how much I want to see more.
    • Seconded. The author does a fantastic job of weaving Norse Mythology and legend into Loki's backstory, making his character all the more layered and sympathetic given what he's endured throughout his life. I also never really cared for Jane, but she and Loki really do fit perfectly with one another, thanks to some very compelling storytelling.

Looks Like a Nail by TheHummingbirdMoth

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Thor
  • Synopsis: Thor and his esteem issues and his magical sentient hammer go hunting for tricksters in Jotunheim.
  • Comments: The summary makes it sound a lot more silly than it is. There are definitely moments of humour in this fic, quite a few in fact, but it's also a dark, quite interesting take on the characters, notable especially for the way Thor is characterized. Very well done. (I'll add some warnings in here because the author uses Choose Not to Warn: mentions of rape, abuse, and of course explicit incest and BDSM, as well as cannibalism)

Ouroboros by feverbeats

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Heimdall/Loki
  • Synopsis: Heimdall has watched Loki all through his life, and he alone knows his secret crimes and hurts. This is where the story becomes a lie, he thinks.
  • Comments: An interesting blend of the comic-verse (particularly the Ragnarok cycle) with the movie-verse and the original Norse Mythology. Particularly interesting for its characterization of Loki and his reactions to those who love him.

MendacityDiscord, andKismet by labyrinthinemelange

  • Recommended by Kereea and The Broken Bird
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Darcy, Thor/Jane
  • Synopsis: Another Asgardian has fallen to Earth, leaving Jane hopeful of Thor's return. But her hopes are dashed when the visitor is revealed to be someone else entirely: Loki. In-character, canon excepting post-credits scene.
  • Comments: Considered to be some of the best Loki/Darcy fics out there, labyrinthinemelange does a great job with the characters and introducing little future plot points as off-hand comments. It's hard to say anything without giving away spoilers, but the fics are well written and full of surprises. Seeing Loki deal with his main neurosis (that he thinks he's definitely evil but doesn't want to be) in his head is a lot of fun, especially in the sequel. Darcy comes off as fun and enjoying the fact that she and Jane have been dragged into the gods affairs with all the enthusiasm of a kid going to Disneyland.
    • The sequels include other pantheons and royal groups, such as Hermes, Oberon, and Titania.

Chaos War by astolat

  • Recommended by Z Gory, Candelabra, Kilyle
  • Status: Complete
  • Paring: Thor/Loki
  • Synopsis: Four years into a hopeless war against Eldritch Abominations, Odin bids Thor go find Loki and bring him home. Thor thinks it's pointless to punish Loki right now, but Odin has something else in mind....
  • Warnings: Dubious Consentnote  and collaring.
  • Comments: Epic. Not just in length but in scope. The plot is exciting and intriguing. It has an episodic feel to it that makes me wish that it was the plot of the Thor sequel. Loki and Thor's characterizations are wonderful, and their pairing is built up to with the latter working through the former's issues without either giving in to angst. The pairing works into the plot, and it's just great all around. Also, it works with a somewhat more mythological-feeling Loki, rather than coming on the heels of a specific film.

Mirror Mirror by jane potter (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by somebody else
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Thor/Loki
  • Synopsis: Thor is a mischievous seidrmadr, Loki is a respected warrior prince.
  • Comments: It's perfect. Great writing, the characters are very identifiable within their new roles, there's all sorts of conflict brought about by the role reversal and it's just an incredible fic on the whole. Also, the setting is brilliant. All of it is brilliant.
    • Was originally listed under General Fics, was moved here because the pairing is quite unambiguously Thor/Loki. Still an amazing read, and worth checking out even if this isn't your ship of choice.

Only Smile When I Lie by feverbeats

  • Recommended by Candelabra
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Doom/Loki
  • Synopsis: "OKAY, normally I pull a line from the story as a summary, but I can't find a good one that summarizes SUPERVILLAINS IN LOVE, WAIT, IS LOVE THE RIGHT WORD? YES? PROBABLY? That's what this is about. Also mortality! Monsters! Armor! Asexuality! Gender! Violence! TRUE SUPERVILLAIN LOVE, YES."
  • Comments: Bizarrely sweet. There isn't really a better way to describe this—it really is TRUE SUPERVILLAIN LOVE. The progression of Doom's and Loki's relationship is perfectly entertaining and understandable without having any familiarity with Doom's backstory and canon. Warning for some violence and references to abuse, since author used "Choose not to warn."

Winter's Heart by glamaphonic

  • Recommended by actress92, Anonymous Apathy
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Sif
  • Synopsis: In the wake of a treaty, Prince Loki of Jotunheimr travels to Asgard for the first time, where he meets the woman warrior-in-training, Sif. The volatile and intense bond stuck between them will alter the relationship between the two realms forever.
  • Comments: A very great version of the "What if Loki hadn't been taken by Odin?" AU storyline. The author is great at keeping Thor, Loki, and Sif all in character, and is particularly adept at the characterization of the Jotunns, making them complex real characters and not simply "monsters." And since this is a romance, it must be said that the romantic tension between Sif and Loki is very truthful and beautiful.

Halo by paxlux

  • Recommended by Squid Ink
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Tony
  • Synopsis: The timeline starts in a fall of glass. There’s a staggering loss of gravity as Tony stares up at the suddenly blue sky.
  • Comments: A beautifully written, compelling story. It's funny, witty, and keeps you on your toes the entire way through. The characterization is spot-on and I have yet to read another Frost Iron fic that has taken hold of me as much as this one.

Loki/Darcy: Kinkmeme made them do it by lunik_the_bard

  • Recommended by ranmouri
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Loki/Darcy
  • Synopsis: When the Avengers RPF kinkmeme happens, Darcy is all over that shit. So, it turns out, is Loki. They bond over the crack and the p0rn and somehow, end up meeting up—epic WTF and hot metatextual sex ensues.
  • Comments: This is a brilliant fic, screamingly funny, with levels of meta that will make your head spin. Converted many people, including this troper, to the Loki/Darcy ship. WIP, but absolutely worth it. Note: Had an entry on this page for some time, but it seems to have been zapped.

Off the Record by Hella

  • Recommended by cybernedick
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Tony
  • Synopsis: It started with a message, a late-night visit, and a God of Mischief in Tony’s bed. A story of trust, trickery, unwilling aid and inevitable attraction.
  • Comments: Compelling in its adherence to MCU canon with added Comic-verse elements that don't detract from either. One of the few Loki-centric fics that don't try to excuse or forgive his actions, and present his relationship with Tony as believable and paced. Masterfully showcases the ups and downs of the Dating Catwoman trope. You're never quite know whose side Loki is on but his own.

magic, lost and found by circa2330bce

  • Recommended by Maxi 1234
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Loki/Thor
  • Synopsis: Magic is for children and cruel, cowardly adults. This is what Thor and all Asgardians are taught and know is true.
  • Comments: This fic is based off two different prompts. One, that in Asgard, magic can only be used until one falls in love (but not so on Jotunheim), and two, an AU where Loki was taken as an actual stolen relic, and kept in Odin's vault until a suitable use had been found for him. The combination of these two is gorgeous, the story sucks you in immediately and the characterization is spot on. It's an amazing story—I highly recommended it.

Fire in the East by Maat

  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Thor/Jane
  • Synopsis: He finds that there are sweeter things than mead and glory and the fierce bright colors and rich textures of Asgard.
  • Comments: An AU oneshot in which Thor is on earth far longer, long enough to develop a real relationship with Jane, which just makes the inevitable outcome so much more tragic.

Fall At Your Feet by illwynd

  • Recommended by Candy
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Thor
  • Synopsis: AU. When Thor offers up his life to the Destroyer, Loki instead demands his servitude. Events progress from there.
  • Comments: Very in-character, very believable. Warnings for non-con.

First and Second by AllIsButToys

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Pairing: Loki/Darcy
  • Synopsis: He had always been second. But not with her.
  • Comments: Very cleverly written, and very much in-character. A beautiful oneshot.
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A Pen and Darcy Lewis by molescout

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Darcy
  • Synopsis: Being involved with the Avengers can be exciting during the fighting but like the rest of life, there are always boring necessities. Fury's meetings are one of them. A Loki/Darcy oneshot. Set in the post Avengers movieverse.
  • Comments: A very amusing oneshot, and Loki is surprisingly in character.

The A Light In The Dark series by starhawk2005 (Warning: explicit sex)

  • Recommended by Marlee Cross
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Jane
  • Synopsis: After he is taken back to Asgard, Loki escapes his prison and decides to return to Midgard. How can an angry and hurting god pass the time? Oh look, there’s Thor’s woman. He did promise to pay her a visit, right?
  • Comments: Absolutely fantastic and wonderfully written series of BDSM smut fics. Loki and Jane's relationship, though based primarily in sex, has gone through real development without glossing over all the horrible crimes Loki has committed. As previously mentioned, there is BDSM in this fic, so expect to see a lot of kinky stuff. Currently incomplete and consists of: Just A Bit Of Fun, Embracing the Dark, The Calm Before The Storm, and The God Who Cried Wolf.

Wanted by Mia Vaan

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Loki/Darcy
  • Synopsis: Thor 2 AU. He had always longed to be wanted by someone. His mother, his father, his brother, said brother's friends... He never would have guessed he would be wanted by a once insignificant Midgardian girl. And somehow, he didn't seem to mind.
  • Comments: This is only a twoshot, but what a wonderful twoshot it is. Loki's feelings are described in-depth and in character, making him sympathetic but also making you aware that he's still done bad things. While it is AU, it's only minor, as the changes it makes to the second movie is that Loki lives while it's Sif who dies instead. Placed in the pairing section because the pairing is what the story builds up to.

I Am Stretched on Your Grave by Sidhemail

  • Recommended by Ghidra 15
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Sif/Loki
  • Synopsis: Secret lovers Loki and Sif are separated when Sif is kidnapped by an Eldritch Abomination from Loki's past. Thinking his love is dead, Loki begins slowly wasting away.
  • Comments: An Alternate Universe take, with nods to mythologies Norse and otherwise. Sweet, romantic, and occasionally terrifying, with a truly disturbing villain.


Monsters by ConeyCat (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by Headspace
  • Crossover with: Being Human (UK)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Loki falls into another realm, and learns there is more than one way to deal with being a monster.
  • Comments: A crossover between Thor and Being Human. Wait, it's better than it sounds, and the sequels are even better than that. Loki, after letting go of the Bifrost, lands in someone's dustbins. Whose? The cast of Being Human of course. A really touching story about personal growth, acceptance, healing, and rhinos. Everybody is written well and in-character.
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Run for the Light by walktheboat

  • Recommended by Camomille
  • Crossover with: Supernatural
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Thor and Loki are hunters in the Supernatural universe.
  • Comments: An extremely well-done AU. It uses characteristics from both worlds, blending them together seamlessly. The result is beautiful and tragic.

Destination, Darkness by AzarDarkstar

Solitary and Detested by Splix

  • Recommended by vampergreen
  • Crossover with: Frankenstein (Play or novel, take your pick)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set in between Thor and The Avengers, Loki is cast into exile on Midgard and discovers another outcast.
  • Comments: Was totally not expecting to find this crossover/pairing. Works surprisingly well! Angst-Hurt/Comfort fic.

Starry Heavens by The All Real Numbers Symbol

  • Recommended by Sharkcrap11
  • Crossover with: Puella Magi Madoka Magica (post episode 12, presumably pre-Rebellion)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After being cast into the void, Loki encounters Kriemhild Gretchen. Before he can meet his end (which he embraces), however, he is saved by Ultimate Madoka. Conversation and consolation ensues.
  • Comments: Oneshot. An interesting idea, and well-written. Rather short though. Makes one wish for more...

Thor & Loki: Clarity by LeahMarie624
  • Recommended by Much Ado About Nonny
  • Music: ZEDD, "Clarity"
  • One of the few fanvids that completely, succinctly captures the complexity of Thor and Loki's relationship. Suitable for both Thor/Loki slash shippers and those who prefer them as brothers, even though the vidmaker was only going for the "angsty brotherly love" angle.