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22 April 2016 @ 01:54 pm
Stark's Eleven  


An Avenger's Heist AU set during the roaring '20's.

First a disclaimer: My laptop broke and I am doing all this over my phone so I apologize now that all of this will probably not be the best. Anyway on to the fanmix.

[Listen on 8tracks]

Tracklist:
"Seven Nation Army" | Haley Reinhart
"Rumble and Sway" | Jami N Commons
"I Will Survive" | Puppini Sisters
"Американская Жена" | Stilyagi Cast
"Crazy in Love" | Swing Republic
"Sexy Silk" | Jessie J
"It's a Ruse" | Rosey
"Feeling Good" | Michael Buble
"A Night Like This" | Caro Emerald
"The Final Countdown" | Minimatic
"Heroes" | Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Background:

I tried to keep the songs in line with an electroswing tone, but nobody is perfect. Because of my predicament it is not easy to get lyrics, so I will just have explanations to the general story.

Stark's Eleven is an Avengers AU set in the 1920's heavily influenced by Ocean's Eleven where a group of people put together an eleborate heist.

Each Avenger, and affiliates, has a special job in this AU and they all work together that way to pull a heist at Hammer Casino and Resort. Hammer is rival of Tony Stark's in the comics and movies and really is a safe bet for having ridiculous sums of money easily gotten to.

Tony Stark is the benefactor and brains of the operation. He is the one to pull everyone together and compensate them now for their efforts before the big payout. (It costs a lot to put on a heist, you need disguises, covers, gadgets, and gizmos a plenty.) The mix manily follows his story in this whole shindig.

Steve Rogers is Stark's friend who is easily swayed into this by it being a good cause.

Bruce Banner is the brains in a different capacity in that he helps Tony devise all the devices necessary for the heist.

Natasha Romanov is the ballerina. She is the one who will be put into tight spots to get to the money. It helps that she is combat trained as well.

Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson are the eye's in the sky. Barnes watches in the shadows, ready to extract and strike if necessary. While Wilson is the one who watches from afar but will be the one talking to Hammer.

Clint Barton plays the shady employee of Hammer Casino who is one of many distractions.

James Rhodes is the federal officer who comes to arrest Barton, which sets up the next part of the plan.

Thor and Loki play rich Norweigan rivals who have come to the casino and are very willing to drop the cash if it means upstaging the other. Big rollers who take up a lot of Hammer's personal time and attention.

Darcy Lewis, the intern, is used for a sexy distraction (a "Sexy Silk" distraction if you will) towards the end of the night because let's face it Hammer is easily distractable. (Jane was asked to join along too but when Thor invited her all she had to ask was "Is Loki involved?" and that gave her all she needed to know to not want to participate.)

But why is this distraction of the female type needed? Because the reason that Tony decided to hit Hammer now was because a one Pepper Potts has been working for Hammer and Tony is in love with her.

Explanations:

"Seven Nation Army"
The anthem is perfect, especially with this different style, for the Avengers in a different genre. They are against a lot but are willing to take on any one.


"Rumble and Sway"
"Don't tell me no truths, I want all of your lies" Pretty perfect for all the covers and disguises going on, and really Hammer is loving all the attention he is getting with being distracted.


"I Will Survive" | Puppini Sisters
Tony does not let anything get him down even if he is being spurned by certain loves.


"Американская Жена" | Stilyagi Cast
That is right I included a Russian swing song just for Natasha. I saw this musical years ago and I don't know what reminded me of it but here you go.

"Crazy in Love" | Swing Republic
Tony still in love and willing to put on a dangerous heist just to get Pepper back. Or at least away from Hammer.


"Sexy Silk" | Jessie J
Darcy Distraction TIME!


"It's a Ruse" | Rosey
Well this is a ruse. Everything is a ruse. Darcy being attracted to Hammer. Loki and Thor being foreign millionares with a grudge match. And even Tony lying to everyone that this is about blood money.


"Feeling Good" | Michael Buble
This is when the James Bond spy shit that Natasha, Clint, and Bucky are so good at happens. Getting into the vault safely.


"A Night Like This" | Caro Emerald
About a night of smoke and mirrors. This is when Tony finally catches up to Pepper.


"The Final Countdown" | Minimatic
Every last step is put into action, where everything swells and everything is on the line.


"Heroes" | Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
The superheroes of another universe win the day again. They get the money and they get the girl and Thor will only be mildly in trouble for the black eye Loki gave him when he get home, but he will certainly be in trouble for the hickey Darcy comes home with.

But all and all a good ending to a good night.

 
 
 
meddlesomewiz: writingmeddlesomewiz on April 26th, 2016 04:35 pm (UTC)
I did leave his vague because it is difficult to translate his morals into it but also maintain his level of dive in first and ask questions later attitude.

Though I can see his part is the person who as soon as he thinks one of the team members are in trouble he bursts in to the save the day. Like if the comms went down while Nat was maneuvering into the vault, he would storm into the casino and like find his way through the air ducts just to get there and see she was fine and now the alarm system has gone off and trouble is coming.
Katgigglingkat on June 17th, 2016 05:17 pm (UTC)
^^ THIS ^^

I really do love this bit of world building. Steve is there to make sure Tony gets justice not vengeance.