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    The world keeps pushing him, demanding, because what he did wasn't enough. Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, but that wasn't enough, wasn't ever enough.

    Tony Stark was tired. But he had a planet to protect, even if everyone laughed at him whenever the prospect of alien invasions was brought up. He could count on one hand how many people he could trust, which was disheartening but then, what else was new?

     

    Or,

     

    In which Tony does not, in fact, intend to take over the world.

    ...unfortunately, everyone else missed that particular memo.

     

    [gradual divergence from canon, starting at the end of Iron Man 3. In which it's Tony's self-awareness, rather than his support system, that becomes a cryptid sometime during Phase II.]

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    Because it wasn't all about Tony and Cap.

    I started playing that little game of what if ... what if various characters acted differently or had not got involved, or if other characters had intervened.

    Suggestions for people or plot ideas are welcome. Not sure how many I'll do but I can't resist starting with the character whose actions I just couldn't reconcile ... Lucky Agent 13 - Sharon Carter

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    Tony can't get himself back from Siberia, and it takes the night for him to be rescued. While waiting to see if he'll die of hypothermia, he realises something for the first time. It wasn't that he failed because he hadn't tried hard enough. He had failed because he had tried too hard. His so-called team-mates had formed the habit of blaming Tony for everything because he had let them. He had shouldered the blame, let them attack him without consequence, and cleaned up after their mess, all so they could continue to feel self-righteous in peace. But it wasn't just him they were attacking, and saving the world didn't give them a free pass to be the very bullies that Steve claimed to fight against.

    Tony woke up in hospital, still sustained by the relief of his realisation. Things sucked, but they would get better. He was Tony Stark, and no challenge was too much for him. It was odd how much easier it was to plot when he actually did intend ways to manipulate the ex-Avengers into falling in line. And since that was what they seemed convinced he was doing all along, they didn't deserve a warning that it would now be true.

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    03 Sep 2018

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    Tony and Clint are captured by villains who can only get what they want from a child-Tony. So, obviously, they de-age him. Because comics.

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    01 Apr 2016

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    Steve is reading while Bucky watches TV across the room and comes across a word he doesn't know. Tapping on it, he looks up the meaning.

     

    Anachronism: noun: a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned.

     

    The laughter that bursts from his lips at the definition surprises him almost as much as it does Bucky.

    [The story wherein Steve deals with a life out of place in the 21st century after seeing how the world has changed. It's more overwhelming than he ever expected.]

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    05 Aug 2015