Marvel Women + Body 1/?

America Chavez: The Kickboxer.

I have been giving a lot of thought to how women in comic books are drawn by different artists, not always taking into account how they would physically be built depending on the activities they do. Not all bodies are built equal. So I have put together a small collection of comparisons of how I headcanon how their body would realistically look like.

For America, I think it’s a general co census that her thighs are thick and strong and awesome, but there’s a tendency out there to draw her too thin or too built up.

In my opinion, America would have a kickboxing built. When fighting, she punches a lot but relies heavily on her kicks both to kick ass and to open interdimensional portals. This means her legs are strong, big and muscular. Her arms are strong too but not as thickly built as, say, a regular boxer. Neither is her back or shoulders. However, she must have a great deal of abdominal strength considering all the twists and balance the kicks require to be done properly.

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Marvel Women + Body 2/?

Kate Bishop: The Archer + Martial Artist

That Kate’s body type is an archer should come as a surprise to no one, but I was frankly amazed when looking for Olympic Archers references. You’d expect them to be more built up, with wider backs and arms considering all the work they do with them. However, aside from beautifully defined arms, they are mostly very lean.

This could easily mean Kate is one of the smallest built (muscle-wise) female superheroes. However, given that we’ve seen her do her fare share of hand to hand combat alongside both the Young Avengers and Clint, I think her built would be even more muscular than a regular competitive female archer. I believe Kate would have martial artist muscles, though still widen her smaller frame.

This strong but still petite body type would fit very well the fandom wide Asian-Kate headcanon.

The Avengers, 8 recs, Darcy Lewis/Steve Rogers

Soooo, back in March I promised manywaters slow burn or hilarious crack recs for Darcy pairings for the April request challenge. And then totally welched because my every free moment was CONSUMED by another transformative works challenge I was a part of. So this post is very late but it does fit this month’s theme! I apologize in advance if you’ve already read all these, my dear (assuming you stalk the Darcy Lewis AO3 tag like I do), but I tried my best to rec some stuff/authors I didn’t see in your bookmarks. Also there are a couple of recs here that aren’t slow burn or crack because hiddencait also requested fun crossovers/AUs.

Fandom: The Avengers
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Steve Rogers
Title: A Pint of New York’s Finest
Author: Nemhaine42
Link: http://ift.tt/Wf9VUM
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 2462/No
Recced By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)

Why This Must Be Read: An AU where Darcy Lewis is a vampire and Steve Rogers’ blood is the most DIVINE thing she’s ever smelled. This was ridiculously hot and I appreciate that Darcy is completely unrepentant about what she is–no brooding, self-loathing angst here.

Title: “I am Here, and I am Ready” series
Author: Aenaria
Link: http://ift.tt/17ypGti
Rating/Warning(s): First story is rated T, but the rating increases to M for the latest 2 stories. There is some (dreamscape) Darcy/Steve/Peggy, but nothing explicit.
Word Count/WIP?: The entire series is currently at 70,296 words. All 3 stories are complete, but the author has said she plans to continue the series.
Recced By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)

Why This Must Be Read: This series is the DEFINITION of slow burn and what a satisfying burn it is. This is a fascinating AU where Darcy and Steve share dreams when they sleep. The timeline begins just after Steve wakes up from the ice and continues until just after the end of the first Avengers movie. The author does an incredible job of using the dreamscapes to explore each of the characters, and doesn’t flinch away from addressing Steve’s depression and PTSD. And if your eyes alighted on the dream-sharing trope and immediately thought, “THIS MEANS THERE WILL BE SEXY DREAMS, Y/Y????” the answer is MFYYYYYYYY and whoooooo, the smutty payoff is worth the long ride (pun TOTALLY intended).

Title: The Oracle
Author: Imogen_Penn
Link: http://ift.tt/1BsTh27
Rating/Warning(s): Not Rated
Word Count/WIP?: 24,263/No
Recced By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)

Why This Must Be Read: This is a rollicking Indiana Jones/The Mummy inspired AU where Steve is Indy and Darcy is Evy. AND THAT IS REALLY ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. Have fun reading! :D

Title: The “Darcy ‘Lois Lane’ Lewis” series
Author: cornmouse
Link: http://ift.tt/1EoFks6
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: The first 2 stories in the series are complete at ~9.5k words each. There’s also a collection of vignettes set in this universe that is a WIP. The series as a whole is a WIP, with more stories to come.
Recced By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)

Why This Must Be Read: So this AU is predicated on the conceit that Darcy is the ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD who doesn’t seem to know Steve is Captain America (a la Lois Lane never seeming to realize Clark Kent is Superman, hence the name of the series). The author acknowledges that the series is probably going to get super implausible at some point, but so far, the series is so much fun, there are ALL THE FEELS, and THE SEXY TIMES ARE SO SEXY (SERIOUSLY, THEY ARE SO SEXY) that it’s completely worth the suspension of disbelief. Secret Identity/Identity porn tropes can be a lot of fun and if they’re your jam, you will definitely enjoy this.

Title: 2020 Vision
Author: cornmouse
Link: http://ift.tt/1uHw9yO
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 14,204/No
Recced By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)

Why This Must Be Read: In this story, on Valentine’s Day 2015, everyone in New York falls unconscious for a bit and dreams of where they will be 5 years in the future on Valentine’s Day 2020. Darcy has a dream that she’s married to (and banging!!) Captain Fucking America. But whatever, she’d been drunk after trying to drown her sorrows over being stood up, so it was totally just a sad, pathetic, alcohol-fueled fantasy and not a vision of her future, Jane.

Or is it?

This was such a clever take on the dream sharing and woke up married tropes. I enjoyed it a lot!

Title: Take Your Aim
Author: Em_Jaye
Link: http://ift.tt/1G59T7o
Rating/Warning(s): M, warnings for mentions of violence/murder, serial killing
Word Count/WIP?: 12,444/Yes
Recced By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)

Why This Must Be Read: An AU where Darcy is a cop working in Vice, which means sometimes she goes undercover as a hooker, and Steve almost gets himself arrested for soliciting. In the meantime, Darcy’s also on the hunt for a serial killer who seems to be targeting prostitutes. A serial killer who might have a metal arm… This is currently a WIP (and tagged as Slow Build!), but it’s super interesting so far and I’m dying to see where it goes.

Title: The “Botanical Diaries” series
Author: fartherfaster
Link: http://ift.tt/15zc95q
Rating/Warning(s): First story is rated T, second story is rated G. Warnings for descriptions of blood and gore, violence. Both stories are locked, so you need to be an AO3 member to read.
Word Count/WIP?: 26,964 for the entire series. Both stories are completed but the series itself is a WIP, w/ more stories to come
Recced By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)

Why This Must Be Read: Wherein Darcy Lewis is a SHIELD agent who handles Steve’s fanmail and PR appearances, and also collects poisonous/dangerous plants. This is very much a slow burn series. The first story is gen, though the hints of Darcy/Steve are there, but the second story is a gloriously long read that’s mostly a Darcy character study, but has some lovely Darcy/Steve development. This is a Darcy you can really root for–competent, sassy, badass, vulnerable, and wonderfully compassionate. And I love the running gag of Darcy telling Steve to get out of her office. Also, hnnnnnnngh, the UST. Highly recommended.

Title: Untitled tumblr prompt fic
Author: vassalady
Link: http://ift.tt/1G59T7r
Rating/Warning(s): Not rated, but I would say G/PG
Word Count/WIP?: This is a tumblr fic so idk the wordcount exactly, but it’s short and sweet.
Recced By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)

Why This Must Be Read: College!AU where Steve is the nude male model in Darcy’s figure drawing class that she has a ridiculous crush on. This is adooooorable and there are some fun, sly little comic book references. Like I said, short and sweet. :)


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Because They Love You

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Pietro
Relationship: Pietro/reader
Request: So I love PietroxReader fluff/smut so can you do one where reader is really skinny and afraid that Pietro won’t like what he sees as soon as things get intense

Baggy hoodies and jeans covered your skinny body as you walk around Stark Tower. Having been bullied when you were younger, you now hid your body from the world, afraid they would make fun of it.
But there was one who watched you, wanting to see more. Pietro watched as you made yourself breakfast. You were both alone since everyone else was either training or gone out for the day.
You and Pietro had been dating for a few months now, but you had only kissed. The truth was, you were afraid. Afraid that if things did get anymore heated, he might see your body and lose intrest. That he might reject you.
You heard footsteps and felt Pietros arms snake around your waist, pressing gentle kisses to your neck. These small gestures of affection made your heart swell. You turn your head slightly and caught his lips in a passionate kiss. You turned your body and he pulled you close to him. Your arms wrapped around his neck as you kissed him back, feeling the love behind this kiss.
“[y/n].” He mumbles against your lips. You hum in response, mainly because you could form a proper sentence. “I need you.”
You freeze and pull away, looking at the floor. Pietro watches you with hurt in his eyes. He didn’t know why you hadn’t gone the next step with him, and part of him felt like it was maybe because you didn’t feel that way about him.
He pulls you into a gentle hug, mainly to hid the fact he was close to tears at what he was about to say. He was afraid of the answer.
“You know, you don’t have to feel like your attached to me. If you want to leave, you can leave.”
You frown against his chest and look up at him in confusion.
“What do you mean?” You ask, trying to figure out why he was saying this.
“I mean.” He takes a deep breath and looks away. “If you don’t want to be with me, we can break up.” He looks back to you, a single tear running down his cheek. Your heart broke in two to see him like this. To see him so broken. You realise what he was thinking, that you were rejecting him.
“Pietro.” You keep your voice soft and gentle, cupping his cheek in your palm, making him look at you. You needed to tell him. You needed to explain to him. Otherwise you were going to lose him.
“I’m, I’m afraid.” You whisper.
“But I won’t hurt you.” He pulls you close to him, his voice shaking slightly.
“I’m not afraid of that. I’m afraid of what you will think.” You force your eyes to keep locked with his striking blue ones. He looks at you with confusion.
“Of what?” He runs his hand up and down your back, trying to show that you were safe in his arms. You take a deep breath.
“Of my body.” You whisper, almost inaudible. You drop your gaze to the floor, your cheeks glowing red. You feel him pull away from you and take your hand. Looking up, you see him turning away and gently pulling you towards the hallways. You follow him, slightly confused. He was heading to your bedroom.
Once he had lead you inside and closed the door. Pietro came and stood in front of you, placing his hands on your hips.
“Your perfect to me, [y/n].” He whisper, pressing kisses to your forehead and then down the side of your cheek, along your jawline and onto your neck. You let out a small moan at the feeling and close your eyes. You needed him as much as he needed you. He found the sweet spot, making you moan louder. The way you moaned was driving him insane.
You could feel his fingers playing with the hem of your jumper. Throwing your fear out the window, you reach down and start to pull it up. Pietro eagerly helped you, leaning back so you could pull it off and throw it away, leaving you in your [fav/colour] bra.
You barley blinked and he was back at your neck, his hands exploring the new flesh. You froze. He feels this and moves his lips up to nibble on your earlobe.
“Your so beautiful.” He whispers, making you blush. You fumble with his top. He chuckles and discards of the garment. Your hands run over his chest as he unclips your bra and moves your hands so he can pull it off.
You try to cover your chest, but he gently pulls your wrists away. His hand then fall to your loosely fitting jeans. All he had to do was unbutton them and they fell to your ankles. He takes a step towards you, and you retreat till your heels hit the bed and you fall backwards. Propping yourself up on your elbows, you look up at Pietro. There was something different in his eyes. Something you had never seen before.
He started at your nearly naked form as though he had never seen anything so beautiful. Emotions rushed through his eyes like fire. Love, lust, hope, longing, adoration. All because of you.
Gather more courage, you sit up and undo his trouser. The fall to his feet and he steps out of them.
You could see how aroused he was. And all because of you.
Your body could do this to him, make him lose his mind. Make him desperate for YOUR touch. For YOUR body. No one else’s.
To him, you were perfect.
All the words of hate were forgotten in one moment when this man who had fallen in love with your soul kisses you, tells you how amazing your body is.
He quickly crawled on top of you as you crawl further on the bed. The last pieces of clothing a are discarded, leaving you fully bare for him to see.
He lines himself up with your entrance that is already wet with desire. Looking into your eyes, he silently asks for your permission, to which you nod eagerly.
In one thrust, he fill you up. A light pain sparks in your body but quickly fails into pleasure as he lets out a deep growl.
“[y/n]. Your so beautiful.” He looks in your eyes as he begins to thrust, slowly. Your head falls back and your eyes close at the pleasure of it all. Pietro buries his face in your neck, kissing and nibble at the soft flesh.
Neither of you are going to last long and you both know it.
Soon, Pietros thrusts quicken, his hands grip your hips to steady both you and himself as he slams in and out of you. Maybe he could have lasted longer, but then it all happened so suddenly.
Your vision blurred as your orgasm took you, sending your soaring in pleasure as your body shook beneath him, your walls clenching around him and you voice moaning his name.
He could stop himself. Your body made him loose any control he had as he came inside of you.
When he pulls out of you and rolls to your side, he wraps an arm around your, pulling you close. You reach forward and pull at the blanket you kept at the bottom of them bed.
“You don’t need to cover up, [y/n]. Your so beautiful.” Pietro whispers in your ear. You laugh and cover you both with the blanket.
“It’s cold.” You mumble as you snuggle into him. He starts to laugh as he closes his eyes in bliss.
As you lay there, you realise something.
People are mean. They are selfish and self-centred. But, sometimes, you can find someone who will change all that. Someone who will love you for who you are and love you for what you are. And that someone’s opinions on you mean more that all the spiteful comments in the world.
Because they love you.

Marvel Women + Body 4/?

Carol Danvers: The Militar

When it comes to Carol it’s tricky, because I was convinced that she was drawn too thin 90% of the time considering her background. Turns out, I was wrong.

Now, first things first, it’s incredibly hard finding internet pics of Army Women without their uniform on (which I think is kinda good, you know? I’d hate it if they were sexualized) so I had ended up looking for Martial Artists instead. And those were a lot more muscular and built up. However, this didn’t fit the way Carol is usually drawn: strong but lean and curvy. So I decided to look further.

When I finally found enough reference images from Army Women, what I found out was that most of them are not that big or muscular. They are strong and fit, that is pretty obvious, but even under their uniforms you can tell many of them are still rather petite. They have abs and biceps, sure, but most of them still remain rather curvy and feminine after training.

There you have it. I think overall this puts together Carol’s canon. Sure, she’s been drawn rather differently through the years but she’s generally presented as curvy, with a tight waist and lean, strong, arms and legs.

Blank Wrist

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by Neverever

Steve thinks he doesn’t have a soulmate but fate has something else in mind for him.

Words: 2354, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: Suit, Suit Kink, tank top, Clothing, Sexual Tension, Resolved Sexual Tension, First Kiss, Boys Kissing, Getting Together, Pining, Avengers Tower, kitchen, Insomnia, Tea, late night, Blushing, Edible, Looking Edible, Tony has interesting adjectives, Steve takes a chance, Good choice

Steve has never seen Tony in anything other than a suit.

Tony has never seen Steve in anything other than a t shirt.

Things change.

Avenger's Life Continued

read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1KrX197

by TiffOdair

This is a story of life after Loki’s attack on New York, and how the Avenger’s settle down as a team. (I know its a bit late for a story like this but I started writing it on Fanfiction.net first then moved it here.) There is cussing and drama unfortunately the first few chapters are kind of childish but I promise my writing does improve. Steve/Natasha, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Sif, Clint/Bobbi Morse, Bruce/Betty. In later chapters I will add more characters as I go.

Words: 495, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1KrX197
Marvel Women + Body 5/?

Natasha Romanoff: The Dancer

It only makes sense that her being a ballerina was the story they used to mess with Natasha’s head in the Red Room. The strength needed for fighting black widow style and dancing professional ballet is extremely similar.

Like a ballerina, Natasha’s completion is lean, with long limbs that are nonetheless extremely strong and flexible. This is what gives her an upper hand in hand to hand combat. It makes her quick, agile and deadly. I mean, if you don’t think the same strength needed to hold yourself over the tips of your toes is enough to kill a man with your thighs, you’re wrong.

That being said, though, it’s important to note that Natasha’s body is a lot curvier than the average Prima Ballerina (she’s got wide hips and breasts). So, even when she’s canonically recognized as a flawless dancer, she might not have gotten very far in that world had that cover story been truth.

With Friends Like These

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by Crematosis

The team forgets Tony’s birthday. Luckily, Steve is there to set everything right.

Words: 3921, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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