illusions-are-torn  asked:

What do you think the other Avengers think of Peter's trans status? I imagine Thor would be pretty impressed that humans can transition like that haha

*rubs hands* Oh man I’m so glad you asked about this!

  • So first of all, Thor is Asgardian. It’s been mentioned in some of the newer comics (namely, Loki: Agent of Asgard and The Young Avengers) that Asgardian’s don’t have the same societal perception of sexuality or gender that most human cultures do. Male, female, gay, straight, etc. are all just meaningless labels to most of them. Because of this, I doubt Thor would care that Peter is trans. If anything, Thor would be surprised that Peter’s transition is so difficult. Thor knows Loki, who is canonically genderfluid and can change his appearance from ‘male’ to ‘female’ at will. Upon finding out that Peter is trans, Thor would probably react like, “So, Man of Spiders, when will you perform the Trans Magic?”
  • Obviously, Tony “Daddy Warbucks” Stark would be supportive of Peter. I also headcanon Tony as trans so?? i might write about that in a separate post. Tony probably found out Peter was trans before he met the kid, while he was still researching ‘Spider-Man’. Tony knows, and he’s been on Peter’s side from day one. I’m a big fan of the theory that Tony designed a special binder in the Spider-Man suit, but also: Tony takes Peter shopping to buy him a ‘male’ wardrobe. As a philanthropist, he donates to charities that help trans kid, and as an adopt-a-dad, he does his best to finance Peter’s transition in any way he can.
  • Steve is also such a good ally about the whole deal. Sometimes, he’ll dress up in ‘civilian disguise’ and spend the day with Peter. Steve accompanies him into locker rooms, bathrooms, and all other “men only” spaces to make sure Peter feels safe (and honestly, who’s gonna fuck with you when there’s a 6′0″ beefcake at your side?). Steve also talks to Peter’s bullies like a total dad. When he found out Flash was calling Peter “Penis Parker” he showed up at the Thompson’s house and had a polite discussion with their son about the importance of respecting others.
  • Natasha has a different approach to bullies. She always tells Peter, “If you ever need a transphobe ‘taken care of’, just call me.” She says it with a smile, but Peter still can’t tell if she’s joking or not. She’s tried to teach him self-defense that doesn’t involve web shooters. They spar together after Peter finishes school on Tuesdays. Natasha taught him the ever-useful ‘leg scissor’ move, from one spider to another.
  • Bruce didn’t know much about the whole trans thing before Peter came along. Sure, he had heard stories on the news from time to time, but he had a very surface-level understanding of the matter. When Bruce found out Peter was trans, he took the opportunity to research as much about the subject as possible. He wants to respect Peter’s privacy, but he’s also very curious by nature. Tony eventually designates Bruce as Peter’s personal doctor (which excites the both of them). At some point, Bruce designs a form of testosterone that can keep up with Peter’s heightened immune system. Bruce also does most of Peter’s T injections, because Peter is squeamish about needles.
  • Clint is cool with it. He taught Peter how to skateboard. 
“Why do you love comics?”

*remembers that time Malekith wore Thor’s arm as a necklace and treated it like couture*

*remembers that time Loki’s biggest villain was his own guilt taking human form and nearly killing him*

*remembers that time Billy and Tommy ended up with like five dads and none of them were even gay with each other it was just a lot of weird magic and technology*

*remembers Gwenpool actually testing out fourth wall powers and trying to make them work for her*

*remembers that Howard the Duck exists*

*remembers Angela’s Space Bikini and All The Gay and her amazing later costumes*

*remembers Tony Stark trying to be a reasonable, friendly authority figure to child superheroes who won’t stop if he tells them to so he might as well make sure they’re safe*

*remembers everything about Ms. Marvel*

*remembers that Loki’s solution to a problem has, on more than one occasion, involved eating his own soul and then catching fire*

*remembers Noh-Varr’s FUCK YOU fires*

*remembers the goofy, heartbreaking process of Cindy Moon trying to readjust to a world that’s passed her by*

*remembers that Image comics and thus The Wicked and The Divine and all their fuckery exist*

*once again remembers Malekith ripping off Thor’s arm and lacing their fingers together while wearing it as a necklace who does that*

“IDK they’re just fun I guess.”


for @lgbtincomics’s pride month challenge 2017

Day 7: a character that represents you (the same lgbt+ identity) (and) a character you identify with (in terms of personality) - Loki (YA/AOA)

“I’m me. First, last, and always.”

I want a black widow movie and in the trailer I want it to start with a black screen and a voice over of Scarlett Johansson singing a Russian version of the Italy bitsy spider and then footage from the movie and then at the end of the trailer I want it to black out again and the Winter Soldier’s voice to join hers in completing the lullaby