Author: copperbadge

Summary: Loki has known since childhood that he was Jotun. He’s been told all his life that he was a fosterling sent to Asgard to cement the bonds between their realms. He’s been led to believe one day he would ascend the throne of Jotunheim. Loki has been lied to.

Word count: 23k

Characters/pairings: Loki, Thor, Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Erik Selvig, Phil Coulson, Clint Barton

Rating: Teen

Warnings: Graphic Violence

Rec notes: This fic is at its basic parts, a canon-retelling, but it manages to not be a scene-by-scene replica. Loki’s situation on Midgard is different from Thor’s, so enough does change to keep it somewhat fresh. Rather than Mjolnir being stuck in the ground, it’s Loki’s helm, and Loki wants it back. He builds himself an army of rednecks, gains the confidence of Jane and her team, and even has a few moments of proper bad-assery against the Destroyer. Best of all, he doesn’t walk away from this wanting to be a hero. When all is said and done, he’s still seeking ways to grab power and put himself above everyone else, which in and of itself makes this fic stand out.