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Name: Marvel's The Avengers
Avengers Assemble (UK and Ireland)
The Avengers Movieverse
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Abbreviation(s): MCU
AOU
Creator: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Joss Whedon (Director & screenplay), Zak Penn (screenplay)
Date(s): 2012, 2015
Medium: Live-action film series
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Wikipedia IMDB
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The Avengers Movieverse is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and as such is considered a separate fandom from the comicsverse.

Canon

The Avengers Movieverse is a series of movies that tie into other series in the MCU (Earth-199999) by bringing together characters from multiple movies within the franchise.

The first movie, The Avengers ("Avengers Assemble" in the United Kingdom), was released May 2012. Nick Fury assembled six superheroes to form the Avengers team, which saved the planet from Loki and his army of Chitauri. Movies that contributed characters were:

The second movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, was released in May 2015. The Avengers fought against Ultron, a supercomputer made by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. The original Avengers team was expanded to include Scarlet Witch, Vision, Falcon, War Machine and Quicksilver. Age of Ultron followed these movies in the franchise:

Main Characters

Fandom

Spoiler Warning: This article may contain spoilers. If this bothers you, proceed with caution.


Fanfiction started being written for the film well in advance of it coming out - a kink meme was opened in October 2011, and as of early December it had over 300 stories on Archive of Our Own. Many fanworks incorporate aspects of canon from the comics, the Captain America, Iron Man and Thor films, as well as the trailer and spoilers from the film itself, often making it difficult to say precisely which fandom a work belongs to.

The Avengers has been criticized by some fans as being a sausage-fest.[1][2][3] Other fans have praised the representation of Natasha Romanoff and Maria Hill, while being saddened by the lack of Betty Ross. [4] [5] [6]. There was criticism that Clint Barton wasn't depicted as deaf/hearing impaired. AOU has been criticized on many fronts: The casting and backstory of Wanda Maximoff and Pietro Maximoff was whitewashed and runs counter to their comicverse background, Natasha Romanoff's storyline is inconsistent (Natasha/Bruce romance) and sexist/illogical (infertility/monster talk[7][8][9][10][11]). Clint's storyline is also criticized, but many still like it[12][13][14]. Just days after the film was released, Joss Whedon deleted his twitter account with no reason given (many believe it's because of the backlash from feminists due to Natasha's storyline[15]).

Characters & Pairings

See Category:The Avengers Relationships for more ships.

Clint Barton/Darcy Lewis was a surprisingly popular pairing prior to the release of The Avengers based on their appearances in Thor -- though they never actually interacted in that movie -- but its popularity fell off after The Avengers. Pepper Potts/Natasha Romanoff is the most popular femslash pairing, but it is still fairly rare.

Tony Stark is the little black dress of the fandom, being paired with any character from MCU or comicverse alike. In general, fans are more likely to have multiple ships than to engage in ship wars. Threesome fics are relatively common, as are OT6 or OTEveryone fics. AO3 even has an "Everyone is Poly Because Avengers" tag.

Terminology

The fandom has gotten extremely creative with ship names; while the portmanteau ship names like "Stony" for Steve/Tony or "Clintasha" for Clint/Natasha are present, fans often prefer more whimsical names: "FrostIron" for Loki/Tony, "Science Bros/Boyfriends" for Bruce/Tony, "Super Husbands" for Steve/Tony, "SHIELD Husbands" for Clint/Coulson, and (possibly most beloved) "Stark Spangled Banner" for Tony/Steve/Bruce.

See List of MCU Pairing Names for more pairing names.

Common Tropes & Fanon

Pre-The Avengers Release

Post-The Avengers Release

  • Fix-it fic for Coulson's death. Many of these fics will soon be either validated or Jossed, as Coulson is alive in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
  • Curtainfic, whole team or individual characters.
  • Superfamily, Domestic Avengers
  • Coffee Shop AU, College AU
  • Characters help Steve loose his virginity (e.g. Natasha, Tony and Pepper in a threesome).
  • Steve gets to know the modern world, with help or on his own.
  • They all move into Stark Tower.
  • Tony seduces Bruce with science and lab equipment. [25].
  • When a character is injured, Clint watches over them via air vents. [26]
  • Tony grants sentience to random appliances in the Tower.
  • Fury apologizes to Coulson for ruining his Captain America trading cards. Alternately, someone else (e.g. Steve) tracks down a new set.
  • Due to the post-credits scene, the characters eat a lot of shawarma in fanfic and fanart.
  • Avengers Movie Night (sometimes on Thursdays, because villains know better than to disturb Thor on his day).
  • Avengers Family dinner night(s)
  • The Avengers & co get de-aged (some examples & more examples)

Pre-Age of Ultron Release

Post-Age of Ultron Release

Fanworks

Fics

See also Category:The Avengers Fanfiction.

Recs

Arts

See also Category:The Avengers Art

Vids

See also Category:The Avengers Vids

Meta

Archives and Communities

LiveJournal Communities

See Category:The Avengers Communities for more pages.

Links

Resources

References

  1. Hey, That's My Cape! AVENGERS: Earth's Mightiest Boys Club by Jill Pantozzi @ Newsarama; "That is one big sausage fest." 25 August 2011 (accessed 6 December 2011).
  2. In which I make a joke, then get all gross on you. by Brigid on Dreamwidth; "Actually, my very first thought was “Wow, what a sausage fest!”", 25 October 2011 (accessed 6 December 2011).
  3. New Giant Character Banners for the Avengers @ Tor.com. Hapax, in comments, "Yeah, we knew it was going to be a sausage-fest, but those posters really bring it home. :-(", 18 November 2011 (accessed 6 December 2011).
  4. soooo, that movie about the superheroes by Recessional on Dreamwidth, May 4th, accessed May 7th 2012.
  5. http://recessional.dreamwidth.org/412362.html
  6. http://such-heights.dreamwidth.org/385750.html
  7. OKAY but why did whedon make natasha think of herself as a monster because she can’t bear children for the purpose of equating herself with bruce??
  8. Entertainment Geekly: The Black Widow Conundrum
  9. Why Age of Ultron wasn’t sexist towards Black Widow
  10. [1]
  11. This is Why Black Widow Got Slut-Shamed. Playboy.
  12. why ultimates!clint is impractical and poor writing
  13. I’m actually kind of torn on Clint’s storyline?
  14. hawkeye fans are angry, including me. to truly understand why we’re angry about [insert spoiler here, you have to understand the background and why it’s a disservice to the clint barton we know and love.]
  15. Joss Whedon Deletes Twitter Account After Rabid Feminist ‘Avengers’ Backlash
  16. Steve/Tony tag on AO3, 8042 works as of 5 Dic 2014.
  17. "Bucky" Barnes*s*Steve Rogers/works Steve/Bucky tag on AO3, 7370 works as of 5 Dic 2014.
  18. Clint/Coulson tag on AO3, 6199 works as of 5 Dic 2014.
  19. Clint/Natasha tag on AO3, 5126 works as of 5 Dic 2014.
  20. Pepper/Tony tag on AO3, 4327 works as of 5 Dic 2014.
  21. Loki/Tony tag on AO3, 4066 works as of 5 Dic 2014.
  22. Loki/Thor tag on AO3, 3832 works as of 5 Dic 2014.
  23. Jane/Thor tag on AO3, 2469 works as of 5 Dic 2014.
  24. Bruce/Tony tag on AO3, 2242 works as of 28 June 2013.
  25. http://archiveofourown.org/works/404042, http://archiveofourown.org/works/428431. Accessed 16 June, 2012.
  26. http://archiveofourown.org/works/547763, http://archiveofourown.org/works/557045. Accessed 14 March, 2013