The stories told of the one who united two of the most notorious empires in the outer rim territories, a high caliber warrior who took on the champions of the Skrull and the Kree and brought both to their knees with his bare hands —- 

What the stories don’t tell is the fact that the great hero was but a young hybrid - the Warrior King Dorrek VIII. What might happen when the crew of Speed seeks the aid of this ruler to depose the tyranny plaguing the planet of Genosha.

Star Wars: The House of M.
Where Genosha is a planet, Mutants are an alien race,
and the House of Magnus reigns supreme
under the banner of the Galactic Empire.

Despite being a leader of the Young Avengers, poor Patriot (Elijah Bradley) looks like he had been demoted into the background while Kate Bishop the second-in-command is front and centre. This looks like a foreshadowing to Kate Bishop’s popularity and her rise to Hawkeye series as well as the demotion of Patriot by sending him to Comic Book Limbo after this storyline. 

- Avengers: the Children’s Crusade #1

A master of hand-to-hand combat, long-range and melee weapons; and several forms of lightsaber combat, The mysterious enforcer of Dorrek VIII is no Jedi. Yet her prowess with a lightsaber earns her the misnomer of a force-user. As the right-hand of the King, she isn’t afraid to voice out her doubts on the true intentions of the crew of Speed - especially with its Captain, Captain Shepherd.

Star Wars: The House of M.
Where Genosha is a planet, Mutants are an alien race,
and the House of Magnus reigns supreme
under the banner of the Galactic Empire.


Secret Invasion: Runaways / Young Avengers #1-3 covers 


Issue 1 cover = Hulkling (Teddy Altman), Xavin, Wiccan (Billy Kaplan) and Nico Minoru 

Issue 2 cover = Victor Mancha, Patriot (Elijah Bradley), Karolina Dean and Speed (Tommy Shepherd) 

Issue 3 cover = Chase Stein, Molly Hayes, Klara Plast, Old Lace the dinosaur, Vision II and Hawkeye II (Kate Bishop)


Alternate Universes, crossovers, canon ‘verse, this list has a little bit of everything. But they’re all fics that really ring true when it comes to Teddy Altman, his character and his motivations. I also stuck to one fic per author, but a lot of these authors have a ton of great stuff and I recommend you check out all of it.

A Little Like Mutant Manifestation, by @eternalgirlscout

This is calming in a way nothing else quite is. Even on his worst days, before and Before, when he would feel too strange and small to hold his head up or unsure of whose skin he should be living in, there was always a space for him here, carved out in just the right size. Teddy has never felt ill-formed standing beside his mother. He has never needed to shrink or grow or bend to fit around her–she’d know it if he tried, anyway. She’d sense it, in the way she promises isn’t a mutant thing, is just a mom thing, is just an Altman thing, and stroke a hand through his hair and say, “Don’t apologize for the shape you take. You’re always you, honey.”

He Dreams In Kaiju Blue, by @ardatli

The penny dropped.

“Magnus Echo, ma’am?” He was guessing, but it was the only thing that made sense. William Maximoff was still out of commission, or at least if he was back in the field Teddy hadn’t heard anything about it. That left his twin a solo pilot, and their Jaeger hung up in dry dock. Unless-

“They’re calling in a bunch of single pilots to test […] Try not to fuck it up.”

Space Oddity, by @khirsahle​ (sequel to Teenage Wasteland)

Come on, focus. He drew in a deep breath and closed his eyes, willing himself to picture him as he was now. Blond hair, piercings—tall, athletic, because that’s who he wanted to be. It wasn’t him; there was no him. There was just this. And he could change this, if he wanted to.

He imagined colors blending, shapes melting together. Twin spikes of bone ripped through the back of his shirt, lengthening and splitting into branching quarters. Thin membrane wove the hollow bones together. He pictured his new wings spreading, stretching out wide as they arced from his back, glistening and new and—please, God—strong enough to see him away from here.

Consequences of Choosing, by bellsastuff

“And why did you choose Candor today?”

Teddy gave a tight smile, gripping his hands in his lap. “It’s the only faction where I can just be Teddy, and not have to play a role.”

The Taming of the Skrull, by fontech

Planetary invasions were always interesting to watch. As Dorrek VIII surveyed the attack on Earth from the bridge on his ship, arms crossed and smiling in satisfaction, he thought to himself what most of the crew had assured him since they set off from their world: he could live here. He could definitely live here. The humans weren’t that much of an annoyance compared to the inhabitants of many other worlds. It was just too bad that there were so many of them, or they might have been able to live in peace.