esther_a + f:mcu + au:canon_divergence   33

Ironclad - Sholio - Agent Carter (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Everyone thinks Howard Stark is the armored 1940s superhero called Ironclad. He's not. It's Peggy.
fic  id:Sholio  f:Marvel  f:MCU  f:AgentCarter  AU  AU:canon_divergence  'ao3 
march 2019 by esther_a
Where the Need is Greatest - Niitza - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Steve Rogers takes one look at the history of American military interventions since the end of World War II and nopes straight out of it, follows in his Ma's footsteps to become a paramedic, joins Doctors Without Borders, gets sent on an unsanctioned humanitarian mission to Syria, and somehow still ends up being a determining factor in Hydra's downfall - all of this without throwing a single punch.

Somehow, he's okay with it.

Excellent AU (though I have an admitted weakness for any AU where Steve tells SHIELD to go to hell).
fic  f:Marvel  f:MCU  f:CaptainAmerica  gen  AU  AU:canon_divergence  'ao3 
february 2019 by esther_a
Count Up All the Chances That Were Lost - Polaris, coffee_mage, grison - Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“We never did go take care of that asshole who’d been paying Udonta in the first place. Let’s go track him down, see if we can’t shake any answers out of him.”

Martinex raises his eyebrows. “Just answers?”

Stakar looks suddenly fifteen years younger and fifteen times as vicious. “Nah. Whatever Yondu did or didn’t do, that a-hole killed plenty of them kids. I reckon that makes him fair game.” His lips twist in a sharp, nasty curve like one of Aleta’s fancy blades. “Let’s go extract some debt from that bastard.”
fic  f:Marvel  f:GotG  slash  s:unspecified  AU  AU:canon_divergence  fixit  getting-together  explicit  xeno  'ao3  f:MCU 
february 2019 by esther_a
Trust Fall - Sholio - Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Yondu doesn't just pick up Peter; he gets one spitting-mad, terminally ill Terran female as well.
fic  id:Sholio  f:Marvel  f:GotG  gen  AU  AU:canon_divergence  fixit  short  'ao3  f:MCU 
july 2018 by esther_a
(Like Us) Lightning Risked It All - cm (mumblemutter) - Thor (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"That one," Thor says, her voice ringing clear across the hall. "I choose that one."

Or: Thor and Loki get married, have sex, and fall in love.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Thor  het  AU  AU:gender_changes  AU:canon_divergence  s:Loki/Thor  marriage:arranged  long  'ao3  f:MCU 
december 2017 by esther_a
Home Improvement - pagination - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
“Did you shoot me?” Phil asks, confused.

“In my own defense, I didn’t notice you standing behind me,” Clint says.

“In my own defense, I was standing behind you.” Phil sits up with a small groan. Clint tries to offer a hand, but gets his arm thumped by the arrow. That’s probably fair. “I’m not up on my archery technique, but doesn’t that mean you’re fantastically bad at this?”

Really fun AU where Coulson isn't part of SHIELD but is retired special-ops and still besties with Fury.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  slash  s:Clint/Phil  AU  AU:canon_divergence  domestic  'ao3  f:MCU 
november 2017 by esther_a
Lessons in Unsubtle Diplomacy - Siria - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve, Peggy, and a visit to an English country house after the war. What could possibly go wrong?
fic  id:siriaeve  f:Marvel  f:CaptainAmerica  AU  AU:canon_divergence  het  s:Steve/Peggy  'ao3  f:MCU 
july 2017 by esther_a
Blades, Braids, & Ballet by Osidiano
Written for the capkinkmeme: The Red Room wanted the Winter Soldier to train their Black Widows. To that end, they needed him to remember them and their strengths and weaknesses, what they have and still need to learn. They needed him to remain whole while he taught them.

This was a mistake, because the soldier was meant to stay broken. When he started piecing himself back together, he remembered other things, like that he was a brother and this was not right.

So, really, it should have been no surprise when one morning, the staff of the Red Room find their little assassins and the soldier missing.

(And now Bucky's trying to deal with ten little sisters, and living in the future with a shit memory, and trying to keep up a steady stream of threats and blackmail aimed at S.H.I.E.L.D. so they'll leave him and his girls the fuck alone, and they have to keep moving because neighbors keep noticing his arm or that he's not fucking aging or the girls keep testing their 'skills' on their kids and for fuck's sake Natalia, no, just no!)
fic  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  gen  pre-canon  AU  AU:canon_divergence  fixit  WIP  'ao3  angst  f:MCU 
october 2016 by esther_a
A Bureaucratic Nightmare by Mikey
In this universe, Phil Coulson caught whooping cough as a kid, and it's had reverberating impacts into his adulthood. A really smart, plotty SHIELD story, and a frisson of romance running through it. Funny and great.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  s:Clint/Phil  casefic  'ao3  explicit  getting-together  AU  AU:canon_divergence  f:MCU 
october 2016 by esther_a
The Los Angeles Job - Sholio - Agent Carter (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Rogue 1940s do-gooders Peggy and Daniel have been thorns in SSR agent Jack Thompson's side for his entire career, even as he's drawn deeper into political corruption himself. When Jack's (least) favorite crimefighting duo takes on the Council of Nine and he's given orders to kill them, he's going to have to make the ultimate choice: do as he's told, or throw his lot in with theirs?
fic  id:Sholio  f:Marvel  f:AgentCarter  het  slash  poly  AU  AU:canon_divergence  s:unspecified  'ao3  f:MCU  s:PeggyCarter/Other 
july 2016 by esther_a
'Til This Moment - LullabyKnell - Marvel, Marvel (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Thor (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Darcy announces drunkenly to Jane, “I am a dragon and you... you beautiful Pop-Tart Jane, you... are my hoard. You are my princess! I loooove you lots'n'lots, you know.”

Jane, who has Darcy's head in her lap, pats Darcy's forehead sympathetically with the bottom of her beer bottle. “I love you lots and lots too, Darcy,” she says. “My fierce dragon intern.”

An AU telling of The Avengers where Darcy is a dragon and, I swear to you, it is somehow not crack.
dragons  via:theautomaticlady  id:LullabyKnell  WIP  fic  f:Marvel  f:Thor  f:MCU  gen  AU  AU:canon_divergence  AU:fantasy  'ao3 
november 2015 by esther_a
wrap your roots all around my bones by shuofthewind
"Darcy’s five, but she’s already learned to read, so she knows precisely why her grandmother gets that weird pinched look to her mouth when she sees Darcy’s marks. On her left wrist, the handwriting—a bit loopy, a bit cramped, but clear all the same—spells out, I am sorry, can we perhaps talk about this later? And on the right, in crooked, hasty script, reads, Maybe when no one is shooting at us.

It sets the tone for a lot of her life, to be entirely honest."
fic  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  AU:canon_divergence  poly  soulbonds  'ao3  f:MCU  AU:Worldbuilding 
august 2015 by esther_a
A Different Kind of Knight - jenny_wren - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Clint's soulmate's first words to him will be 'Oh shit. You gotta help me hide the body.' Clint's not sure why everybody thinks this is a bad thing.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  AU  AU:canon_divergence  slash  s:TonyStark/Other  s:ClintBarton/Other  'ao3  f:MCU 
july 2015 by esther_a
Tony's New Assistant - MarbleGlove - Thor (2011), Iron Man (Movies), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
A trickster god does not go about acquiring power by brute force. AKA, the one where, instead of becoming a supervillain when he fell to Earth, Loki somehow ended up as Tony Stark's personal assistant.
fic  id:Marbleglove  f:Marvel  f:Thor  gen  long  AU  AU:canon_divergence  'ao3  f:IronMan  movie-verse  f:MCU 
april 2015 by esther_a
Resistance - dogmatix - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Thor's corronation went off without a hitch. Then things start going horribly wrong, and Loki finds himself right in the thick of it.
fic  f:Thor  crossover  f:Transformers  f:Ironman  f:TwelveKingdoms  slash  s:OCpairing  AU  AU:canon_divergence  role_reversal  'ao3  id:dogmatix  movie-verse  f:MCU 
january 2015 by esther_a
Prisoner's Dilemma - AvocadoLove - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
After taking the airplane down in the Arctic, Steve wakes to find himself imprisoned as a human test subject. With no idea where in the world he is, his only ally is a fast-talking inventor in the cell next door. Something’s off about Tony that Steve can’t put his finger on, and it’s obvious Tony doesn't fully trust him either. But to escape they may not have a choice…
fic  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  slash  s:Tony/Steve  AU  AU:canon_divergence  movie-verse  'ao3  f:MCU 
january 2015 by esther_a
Silver Moon - aurilly - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Steve and Bucky find a weirdly dressed guy in an alley who rants at them about how he's a banished prince from some place they've never heard of. Most New Yorkers would have left the lunatic right where they found him, but Steve and Bucky have never been good at doing things the easy way. Words:23375
fic  f:Marvel  f:CaptainAmerica  f:Thor  slash  AU  AU:canon_divergence  movie-verse  s:unspecified  'ao3  s:Steve/Bucky  s:Loki/Other  f:MCU 
october 2014 by esther_a
Coulson's Eleven - copperbadge - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
After Vanko destroyed the Stark Expo, SHIELD instituted a Superhuman Detention program, designed to capture and hold dangerous people -- dangerous people like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and others who made themselves noticeable. The superhumans SHIELD has imprisoned -- and some SHIELD agents themselves -- have other ideas about what constitutes 'dangerous'...
fic  id:copperbadge  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  gen  AU  AU:canon_divergence  long  'ao3  movie-verse  f:MCU 
november 2013 by esther_a
What Once Was Lost Returned - DemonQueen666 - Thor (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Things go very differently on the ill-suited venture to Jotunheim when the Frost Giants notice something about one of the invaders. But their decision to "rescue" what they assume must be a kidnapped Jotun has many unexpected and far-spanning consequences...especially for Loki himself.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Thor  gen  het  AU  AU:canon_divergence  long  'ao3  s:OCpairing  movie-verse  f:MCU 
june 2013 by esther_a
twistedingenue - The B-Team
INSTANT REC!!! I absolutely loved the concept and seeing Pepper as Rescue, Jane and Darcy becoming heroes in their own rights, and Rhodes as War Machine. I also loved seeing how Natasha and Clint navigated this alternate universe they had landed in. I would love to read more fic in this verse.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  movie-verse  gen  het  s:Darcy/Clint  AU  multipleuniverses  AU:canon_divergence  long  plotty  'ao3  f:MCU 
may 2013 by esther_a
The Most Amazing Things (Some Terrible Lie) - copperbadge - The Avengers - Ambiguous Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
Tony's decision not to reveal his identity as Iron Man to the world was shrewd and calculated. Too bad it's about to backfire on him like a Jericho missile.
fic  id:copperbadge  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  movie-verse  AU  AU:canon_divergence  slash  s:Tony/Steve  explicit  'ao3  identityporn  f:MCU 
april 2013 by esther_a
Tony's New Assistant - Chapter 1 - MarbleGlove - Thor (2011), Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
A trickster god does not go about acquiring power by brute force. AKA, the one where, instead of becoming a supervillain when he fell to Earth, Loki somehow ended up as Tony Stark's personal assistant.
fic  f:marvel  f:avengers  id:marbleglove  gen  AU  AU:canon_divergence  'ao3  movie-verse  f:MCU 
may 2012 by esther_a
coneycat_fic - Norsekink prompt: True Love's First Kiss
Thor is the only one who remembers the boy in the enchanted slumber, but one day he slips past the guards and brings Sif with him, to look.

"This is Loki. This is my brother," Thor insists. "You must remember Loki."
fic  id:coneycat  f:Thor  gen  family  AU  AU:canon_divergence  'LJ  movie-verse  f:Marvel  f:MCU 
march 2012 by esther_a
norsekink: Prompt Post No. 1
Instead of Loki committing suicide, Thor caught him and Odin pulled both of them up. In the palace Thor confronts his brother as Odin watches.
fic  au  commentfic  f:Thor  AU:canon_divergence  'LJ  movie-verse  f:Marvel  f:MCU 
may 2011 by esther_a

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