Mission: Impossible (film series)

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Name: Mission: Impossible
Abbreviation(s): MI
Creator: Bruce Geller (based in Mission: Impossible (television series))
Date(s): May 22, 1996
May 24, 2000
May 5, 2006
Dec 16, 2011
July 31, 2015
July 27, 2018
July 14, 2023
June 28, 2024
Medium: Film
Country of Origin: USA
External Links:
at IMDb
Fallout Effect (2018)
at Wikipedia
MI (film series)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Ghost Protocol (2011)
Rogue Nation (2015)
Fallout Effect (2018)
Dead Reckoning I (2023)
Dead Reckoning II (2024)
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Mission: Impossible is a spy-action 8-films series taking place starting six years after the events of the previous TV series it was inspired by, and follow the missions of the IMF's main field team under the leadership of the agent Ethan Hunt to stop an enemy force all the while preventing an impending global disaster.

Canon Overview

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The film series follows Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), over the course of thirty years of his career and his personal life, in addition to the peculiarities of when they intersect.

Mission: Impossible

Ethan Hunt is framed for the murder of his IMF team during a botched mission in Prague and accused of selling government secrets to an arms dealer known only as "Max". On the run, Ethan seeks to uncover the real traitor and clear his name.

Mission: Impossible 2

Ethan goes back in action and works with professional thief Nyah Nordoff-Hall (Thandiwe Newton). The duo go undercover to stop rogue IMF agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) (who is also Nyah's former lover) from stealing a deadly virus, starting a pandemic, and selling the antidote to the highest bidder.

Mission: Impossible III

Ethan is engaged to Julia Meade (Michelle Monaghan), who is unaware of his true job. He assembles a team to face the elusive arms and information broker Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who intends to sell a mysterious dangerous object known as "The Rabbit's Foot".

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Ethan and the entire IMF are blamed for the bombing of the Kremlin while investigating an individual known only as "Cobalt" (Michael Nyqvist). He and three other agents are left to stop him from starting a global nuclear war.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Ethan Hunt comes under threat from the Syndicate. Faced with the IMF's disbandment, Hunt assembles his team for their mission to prove the Syndicate's existence and bring the organization down by any means necessary.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

When an IMF mission to recover plutonium ends badly, the world is faced with the threat of the Apostles, a terrorist organization formed by former members of the Syndicate. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill the original mission, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Undisclosed plot, film in production.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two

Undisclosed plot, film in production.



The release of the films in 1996 brought fans old and new to the Mission Impossible fandom, nonetheless the majority of fanfiction on AO3 dates back to 2004, with a fanworks boom in 2012, after the release of Ghost Protocol, when communities, challenges and kink memes were created by fans on LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, InsaneJournal and Tumblr because of this movie. Which inevitably increased the number of fanworks and other fans activities.[citation needed]

As for fanfiction, crossovers have a relative proportion, recently most notably with The Avengers (269 works), due to the casting of Jeremy Renner as William Brandt in the third and fourth films and Clint Barton in the MCU franchise (147 works).[1] Closely followed by the crossovers with S.W.A.T. (2003) (109 works), The Unusuals (85 works), The Bourne Legacy (84 works), Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (65 works), James Bond (Craig Movies) (58 works) and Captain America (54 works) as May 2022.[1]

RPF and RPS are relatively common in fandom, however they lose in number to FPF/FPS.


By far the most common pairings are slash relationships such as Benji Dunn/Ethan Hunt (534 works), William Brandt/Ethan Hunt (399 works) and William Brandt/Benji Dunn (107 works).[2] Straight or canon relationships like Ilsa Faust/Ethan Hunt (161 works) and Ethan Hunt/Julia Hunt (42 works) are largely ignored or marginalized.[2]

And gen or polyamorous relationships can also be cited as being found in minor numbers, such as William Brandt/Benji Dunn/Ethan Hunt (10 works).

Example Fanworks

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