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Title: i'll see your rainbow bridge and raise you a box of poptarts - Darcy & Clint Ship Manifesto
Author: [livejournal.com profile] swing_set13
Fandom: Thor (2011)/Marvel comics
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Clint Barton
Spoilers: general movie spoilers
Author's Notes: Image/gif heavy.  After walking out of Thor after consuming far too much popcorn and pepsi, came to two conclusions: 

1. That was an awesome movie.
2. Darcy Lewis and Clint Barton are a match made in heaven.

Now, you may ask why? And I say to you, why not! Aside from the fact that they share no screen time whatsoever. The signs are all there. And I may have been far too charmed with rainbow bridges. 

This is my first manifesto, so let's lay it out there.

Meet Darcy Lewis - portrayed by the talented Kat Dennings. 

She's a political science major. She's working on a science credit for college by working for renowned astrophysicist, Jane Foster. She was the only applicant. 

Erik Selvig: You don't think this was just a magnetic storm, do you?
Jane Foster: Look? The lensing round these edges, it's characteristics of an Einstein-Rosen Bridge.
Darcy Lewis: A what?
[to Darcy]
Erik Selvig: I thought you were a science major.
Darcy Lewis: Political science.

So she's not a scientist but she's helping Jane with investigating atmospheric phenomena in the New Mexico desert in what looks like an old bus station on the outskirts of town. The town has a Seven Eleven and is home to the Vikings sports team. 

Thor was filmed in the small town of Galisteo near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Along with Erik Selvig, who's a colleague and friend of Jane's.

In return, she's getting six college credits. But risking her life for Jane's research is so not worth that. 

She's pragmatic and known for her acerbic demeanor. And not shy to say things others won't.  

Darcy met Thor when acting as Jane's driver, drove out into the New Mexico desert to show Erik Jane's latest findings. They sideswiped him with the van when Darcy and Jane were fighting over control of the van because Darcy did not want to die driving in a twister. 

She knows CPR.

Her weapon of choice is the X26 Taser. She caries it in her canvas purse. 

Which she is not shy in using.

Thor: You? What realm is this? Álfheimr? Niflheimr?
Darcy Lewis: New Mexico!
[Darcy hold her taser gun at him]
Thor:  You dare threaten me, Thor, with so puny a weap-
[Darcy shoots him with her taser gun. He shakes and falls, Erik and Jane look at Darcy in shock]
Darcy Lewis: What? He was freaking me out!

So, she can hold her own against Norse gods. 

Jane Foster: I've never met him before.
Darcy Lewis: Until she hit him with her car.
Jane Foster: I grazed him. But she tasered him.
Darcy Lewis: Yes, I did.

Darcy and Jane seem to keep pop tarts either in the van or lab. 

Darcy Lewis: Also how could you eat an entire box of Pop Tarts and still be this hungry?
[Thor doesn't reply instead finishes chewing and drink his coffee]
Thor: This drink, I like it!
Darcy Lewis: I know, it's great, right?

While she's quick to tase, she's fine with apologizing for it after.  

Darcy Lewis: You know, for a crazy, homeless person, he's pretty cut. Sorry I tased you!

Especially if the guy's hot.

She's a fan of facebook.

Darcy Lewis: Oh, my God! This is goin' on Facebook. Smile?

When S.H.I.E.L.D agents descend on Jane's lab and confiscate everything, they even take Darcy's iPod. 

Jane Foster: Years of research. Gone.
Darcy Lewis: They even took my iPod.
Erik Selvig: What about the backups?
Jane Foster: They took our backups. They took the backups of our backups. They were extremely thorough.
Darcy Lewis: Just downloaded like thirty songs onto there.
Jane Foster: Could you please, stop with your iPod!

Jane usually retreats to the roof of their lab when Darcy gets on her nerves. The roof is home to a fire pit and a couple of beat-up lawn chairs and a ugly afghan blanket. 

Jane Foster: I come up here sometimes when I can't sleep, or when I'm trying to reconcile particle data or when Darcy's driving me crazy. I come up here a lot actually, now that I think about it.

Darcy wears sweaters because New Mexico can get cold, dammit!  

Darcy's basically awesome. Taser and snark in one awesome package. 

Meet Clint Barton (code name Hawkeye) - portrayed by the hot mess that is Jeremy Renner.

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Clint is from Waverly, Iowa and was orphaned at young age he lost both of his parents in a car accident. After six years in an orphanage, Clint and his brother Barney ran away to join the Carson Carnival of Traveling Wonders. Clint soon caught the eye of the Swordsman who took the young boy on as his assistant. Along with the help of Trick Shot, the Swordsman trained Clint to become a master archer. Clint later found the Swordsman embezzling money from the carnival. Before he could turn his mentor over to the authorities, Clint was beaten and left for dead, allowing the Swordsman to skip town. Clint's relationship with his brother Barney and Trick Shot soon deteriorated as well. Clint adapted his archery skills to become a star carnival attraction, a master archer called Hawkeye, known as “the World’s Greatest Marksman”. He spent some time as a member of Tiboldt's Circus, before joining the Coney Island Circus.

Like all comic book heroes, he's worn spandex, purple spandex. And a cape.
He had a fling with Black Widow according to the comics. So take that for what you will. 

He works for S.H.I.E.L.D. as a part of the Avengers Initiative along with Agent Coulson. 

His weapon of choice is a custom bow. Even when he has over a dozen other options. He's got a plethora of trick arrows. 

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He's snarky and looks good in black. And roots for the underdog. 

Clint Barton: Do you want me to take him down or would you rather send in more guys for him to beat up?

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And he hangs out on suspending platforms. In the rain. 

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Aside from having a two-minute cameo in Thor, he rocks it. 

So, come on! Aren't they meant to be?! You aren't convinced? Despite the fact I affectionately call them taser girl and archery lad?! Isn't that an amazing dynamic duo? No? Then check out these fics!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot | [livejournal.com profile] swing_set13
Some origin stories aren't that interesting. But oh so hilarious.

It's Electrifying | [livejournal.com profile] stripedpetunia
Clint Barton is apparently an Avenger and a pretty good shot, but whatever, Darcy has a taser and no reluctance to use it. Clint is the damaged one if he finds that charming.

A Sweet Romance Is Not For Me, I Need Electricity | [livejournal.com profile] swing_set13
Darcy's no damsel.

Just Temporary, Ma'am | [livejournal.com profile] sutlers
In which Darcy procures a fake boyfriend in order to get Jane off her tits about this "Darcy doesn't have any friends" thing. Which is ridiculous, Darcy has over 300 friends.

Clint Doesn't Know What Disco Lemonade Is but if Darcy's Serving... | N/A
Five Times Clint "Hawkeye" Barton rescued Darcy Lewis' iPod for her, and one time she got it herself.

And a couple of WIPs!!!!  Like....

Gift of Asylum | N/A
They meet at a bar, a one night stand with appropriately steamy sex follows, and then Darcy bumps into him later when SHIELD drops off Jane's equipment.

Not Your Mother's Alma Mater | [livejournal.com profile] smittywing
Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D., Darcy Lewis! Hope You Survive the Experience! (aka: Darcy's Internship of Awesome)

If You Are A Number, You're Infinity Plus One | [livejournal.com profile] swing_set13
High School AU; Jane wished for once someone would join the academic decathlon team because they wanted to rather than for a science credit or because they vandalized another school. She can't be the only one out there who loves flash-cards, right?

And more are dying to be written!

And listen to some tunes! Darcy's iPod would approve! 

And then making up fanon has been fun. Like...

1. Darcy's attachment to her missing iPod
2. Pop tarts are a staple to any form of researching
3. Jane gets scary when sciencin'
4. Darcy doesn't need a reason to tase
5. White boards, gotta use 'em
6. Office supplies are fun
7. Darcy provides Jane with office supplies and food
8. Clint has a shit-eating grin
9. S.H.I.E.L.D. knows exactly where Darcy's iPod is
10. Darcy wears hoodies
11. Darcy enjoys slurpees
12. Darcy carries her taser at all times
13. Clint gets tasered at least once by Darcy
14. They're music soulmates or have like horrible taste in music

Anymore? I'm open to ideas.

And join [livejournal.com profile] taserlove to meet fellow Darcy & Clint addicts, like me! ;D

Originally posted here, please comment HERE.

Date: 2011-07-15 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] derekmetaltron.livejournal.com
For a bit character Darcy was definitely a fun one! This was an interesting choice for a pairing, so well done! :)

Date: 2011-07-15 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] devon380black.livejournal.com
Nice pairing choice... :)

I admire how you presented it.

Date: 2011-08-17 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] camshaft22.livejournal.com
I'm totally sold on this pairing.

Thank you so much for making my work day enjoyable


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