Hello kind author! I am really looking forward to your story celebrating the amazing women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I ticked all fandoms and all characters. There is no-one in the tag set I would not enjoy reading about. My general likes and dislikes I wrote out very recently for Yuletide so I'm going to be very lazy and link you to that dear author post
If you have a story idea that you've been meaning to get around to, that is about one or more of the MCU ladies, that doesn't include things in my dislikes, then please make this your excuse to write it. I would be completely delighted to read it.
If however that's not very helpful and you would like a prompt or two to kick something off, here are some.Maya Hansen
was one of the most interesting characters in Iron Man 3
and I was gutted when they killed her off. I wrote a Maya Lives story (Finding True North Again
) but I would happily read a dozen more, so free to write your own or remix that one or show me what happened next or cover some of her time before IM3. Betty Ross
was unaccountably missing from Avengers Assemble
. I mean, seriously, if you know that there's one person who consistently can get the Hulk to calm down, why aren't you getting her on board the helicarrier rather than faffing about with cages? (yes, I know the real-world answer is because Liv Tyler was pregnant, but it's annoying. More of Betty please. I very much like the version of her who appears in lalaietha
's series your blue eyed boys
and related stories if you want more headcanon, or just go with what we on screen)Christine Everhart
is an interesting minor character - I mean yes, she's there at the beginning of Iron Man
as part of establishing Tony's careless playboy side, and there's the unnecessarily bitchy exchange between her and Pepper the morning after. But then she's the one who brings Tony the key evidence about Gulmira, and the one who provokes Tony into declaring himself Iron Man (and watch that press conference scene, the other reporters go nuts and she sits back, like she's all done here).
She makes another brief appearance in Iron Man 2
and mostly I think (like pretty much anyone else who has to deal with weapons during that film) she's thinking "WHY, Tony? WHY did you have to grow a conscience and leave the rest of us to deal with Hammer and his massive insecurity complex about you". So basically I'm intrigued enough to want to know more.Maria Hill
gets the sceptical sidekick role in Avengers Assemble
: cool, expressive of her disagreement but ultimately following Fury's orders, incredibly competently. She continues quietly competent throughout Captain America:Winter Soldier
, for which the key moment for me is when she's running the operation to take down Project Insight, sees people approaching her position, and just rolls her chair back, shoots them, and gets back to it. She protests Steve's apparent suicide on the Insight carrier but follows his orders anyway, because he isn't more important than the millions being targeted by Insight.
Any combination of the agents being badass together: Maria, Natasha, Sharon Caron, Melinda May, Victoria Hand, Bobbi Morse.
Natasha and Skye talking hacking together (or just hacking together).
Any combination of the scientists being sciency together: Jane, Betty, Maya, Jemma.
I hope that's helpful and look forward to reading your story :-)