Tony doesn’t keep cans of beer or soda in the tower. On the rare occasion that cans are brought into the tower, there is a strict rule among the Avengers that the person opening the can must warn the others before hand (it has typically come down to simply announcing “Can!”).
The reason for this rule can be stated simply: PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). To individuals who have been in an army or combat situation, the click of a soda can opening can resemble the sound of a gun being loaded.
The Avengers all have different responses to this. Steve tends to simply jump or flinch, but isn’t too bothered by it at this point. Tony shows no physical response, but it has been noted that he tends to down his drink faster than normal afterwards. Clint, if he hears the sound, tends to respond by aiming the nearest projectile in the direction of the sound. If Natasha is close enough to the opener, she will drop them like a stone. Bruce claims the sound doesn’t bother him, but the others have noticed he gets… twitchy.
Shanta has learned to just go for the bottles of soda.
Thor has even developed a response to the sound. It mostly consists of getting out of the others’ way. However, as he often forgets his friends’ responses, and he has taken quite a liking to the sugary, foaming liquid, he is usually one of two culprits for forgetting the warning.
The second culprit is Loki, and though he claims ignorance, the others are certain that, true to his nature, he’s simply stirring up mischief.
One of the few things Loki is fiercely protective of is pregnant individuals and their young offspring. Not only does he refuse to attack them, he occasionally goes out of his way to protect them.
Unfortunately, he also tends to know much sooner than feeble mortal science does.
More than one SHIELD agent has inadvertently learned that s/he, or someone close to them, is in a family way from Loki’s antics during a battle. After the second occurrence, a betting pool starts.
Of course, Loki isn’t above faking some of his protectiveness just to freak agents out.
Submitted by sakura-no-miko
After Thor was sworn in as king, Odin had planned to give Gungnir to Loki. He knew Thor lacked the wisdom needed to guide Asgard, just as he knew Loki lacked the strength. He realised his sons, while not fit to rule on their own, complemented each other perfectly. As the eldest, Thor may have been destined for the throne but it was Loki who the new king would always look to for advice, Loki who could act as diplomat while Thor lead the warriors to glory, and Loki who would temper Thor’s arrogance and recklessness with clarity and logic. They were meant to stand side by side. Bequeathing Gungnir to Loki would have demonstrated to all of Asgard, and to the brothers themselves, that Odin considered them equals.
Unfortunately the Frost Giants sneaking into the treasure vault cut the coronation short and he never had the opportunity to tell Loki what he had planned. Loki may have seen himself as inferior, but Odin always saw his sons as equals. Both, truly, born to be kings.
Submitted by kaydreamer
When Loki was found as a baby he wasn’t abandoned. Rather he was to be sacrificed to the Gods the Jotunheim (Frost Giant) worshipped to help end the war and keep their world safe. Upon Odin’s attack of Jotunheim the realm was thrown into chaos, the sacrifice was interrupted as warriors left to defend their lives and lands Baby Loki was fast asleep as Laufey took once last look at her child before vanishing to help her people. As Jotunheim fell Loki awoke and cried for the soothing parental hands, in the babe’s anguish he falls to the floor of the alter, where Odin enters intending to pillage the temple for prizes and finds the babe on the floor. Holding the child in his large hands the babe’s tears stop and with aid of Laufey’s magical blood in his veins Loki changes.
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….And say that the warriors three met the yellow, blue-eyed kitten too and dubbed in Thor-cat. Loki acted like he didn’t like it, but the name stuck. Also it was quite accurate since the kitten was brave and curious to the point where it was dangerous and even their color schemes were similar.
Adding my own headcanon here; When Loki was sent back to earth, he took Thor-cat with him. When Thor-cat met Loki-cat for the first time, they fought tooth and nail. Almost immediately after they curled up together like nothing ever happened and were inseparable ever since.
Submitted by melodicsiren
Yet another headcanon inspired by the Finer Assets post: Though her armour hides it, Sif has a great set of birthing hips. Valhalla help anyone if they forget she is a warrior as a result. Natasha likes muscle, but has nothing against curvy women. Sometimes someone who is soft and breakable is a nice change from the brutal practicality of her life. Jane has always liked tall dark and handsome, especially that one girl in college, making her initial attraction to Thor surprising. The occasional looks she throws Loki’s way…not so surprising. Pepper has almost always had eyes for one person, but she did briefly date one of Tony’s cast-offs. She likes dark hair, and adores having someone who is professionally annoying to be exasperated over. Darcy will date anyone who can tolerate her particular brand of professionally annoying. Tall is good, because she will snuggle under someone’s chin if given the chance. Maria likes people with a good joking personality. Like Natasha, it’s a break from the seriousness of work, but she also enjoys being the one to set the stage for some-one else’s good one-liner (it’s a surprisingly bug part of her job as well). Blonde is good.
Submitted by japanese-and-chocolate
Loki never opens the curtains to his room. Some of the Avengers just think he’s being creepy, hoping for a better dramatic effect on anyone walking into his room.
Really it’s because every time he looks outside, there are two ravens out there, watching him.
Submitted by Mangaluva
Tony is not gay. Steve is not gay. Bruce is not gay. Loki is not gay.
Tony has an estranged relationship with Pepper. They consider themselves a couple, but don’t really know what they want beyond that. Tony would love to be in a legitimate relationship with the woman that has his heart, but is secretly worried about being the husband that Pepper doesn’t deserve. Pepper takes his reluctance as just that, but is worried that any sort of confrontation would make him disappear inside his shell all over again. She has resolved to wait it out.
Steve is still in deep love with Peggy, though he’ll never admit to it, worried that something that fairy tale-esque would be laughed at in this day of age. But above all else, Steve considers himself a man of his word. When he tells someone that he cares, he’s willing to lay down his life. If he makes a promise, you can bet anything that Steve’ll see it through. And when he so much as hints to liking you, it means that he will wait for decades to see your face.
Bruce doesn’t want or need any sort of romance and enjoys his strict bromance with Tony.
Everyone, Thor especially, is concerned that Loki is far too emotionally scared to ever be able to love again or have feelings. These worries have seeped into the soul of the god of Mischief, and he too secretly wonders. He looks back at all that he’s had and, now that he’s lost it, he misses his friends. But most of all, he’s sorry to his mother for what he did.
Submitted by icyfornow
Of all his captors, Loki liked Darcy the best. Among her duties (the others being keeping pop-tarts well stocked and keeping Shanta from reading Uncle Tony’s playboy collection) were babysitting the prisoner. She’d come into Loki’s cell, bring a book and watch his vital signs on a screen for a few hours. Make sure he’s okay and the security system’s working.
After a few weeks, she began to talk. She didn’t know why. Maybe she had gotten bored of sitting in silence with a very sullen serial killer, but she’d ramble. She’d talk about what she liked on TV (Girls and Arrested Development) or how Shanta was getting on (slowly, adopting a child from a foreign country and raising her amongst several badly-tempered superheroes was harder than it seemed).
Loki listened. Sometimes he’d give his input. Yes, he’d read ‘The Great Gatsby’ and her American Lit. professor was definitely full of shit. Gatsby obviously only loved Daisy for her fortune. No, he didn’t know anything about Steve Rogers but it was shocking to hear that the man had never had Thai food.
Loki, as much as he regretted even thinking it, was fond of Darcy. He looked forward to her visits. He liked the way she talked, how she didn’t mince words. She saw the stupidity of the whole Avengers operation— she claimed to have called Tony Stark a man-whore to his face and was determined to find what she only assumed was a colossal weed stash in Banner’s locker. She thought Thor was pretentious but charming but could be seriously rude if she forgot that he preferred s’mores to raspberry poptarts (“Uh, spoiled much?!”)
She was smart in a way none of her companions saw. She had common sense and biting honesty and a wicked sense of humor that warmed his heart.
And then, after a while, Loki began to talk. He told Darcy stories of home. He told her every embarrassing childhood story of Thor’s that he could remember and some that he made up. He liked watching her laugh.
Darcy thoroughly enjoyed hearing about how Thor used to think there were goblins hiding under his bed or the time when he was three and Lady Sif broke her nose and he cried for days.
And, under the elaborate tales (God, did Loki have a way of telling stories), Darcy found the truth. Under every funny anecdote she heard how every accomplishment of Thor’s was praised and every fault of Loki’s exemplified. She heard of an unrequited longing for Lady Sif who only had eyes for a certain blond, hammer-wielding hero. She heard his pain.
One day, as Darcy explained her theory that Natasha and Clint were totally doing it in the supply closet, Loki decided to put her honesty to the test.
“And no one else sees that they come back all red and giggly-“
“Yeah, Lo?” (If anyone else in the world dared call him that..)
“Am I a monster?”
He never forgot her answer.
Submitted by ceci-owleyes