Story Title: The Timely Brothers Series (Start with “Baby Brother to read chronologicaly; or go to the Trick or Treat Series to read the same stories organized by writing date.)
Author Name: NyGi
Category: Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
Category: Harry Potter
Content Rating: All Ages & Teen rated one-shots
Status: 33 completed short stories; The Series as a whole is still WIP
Length: 62,661 words
Story Summary: Series of short glimpses into the possibility of Harry Potter being part of the MCU. This is the chronological version. The original Series ‘Trick or Treat’ is the way this story should probably be read… for the more adventurous ones 😀
I adore this series so much, I could just explode from the sheer elation I feel while reading it. This also contains the best AU premise, or raison d’être, that I’ve seen or imagined in the HP/MCU genre. This level of excellence is particularly evident in “Faultlines,” which depicts where Harry would’ve stood in the face-off of Captain America: Civl War.
I love crossovers between the Marvel-verse and Harry Potter, and I often go hunting for them. But most have rather generic reasons for the crossover, such as Harry wandering into the battle over Manhattan and pitching in to help. This series’ premise is particularly, awesome with a completely different foundation for the crossover. Lily Evans Potter is unknowingly the product of a relationship between her mother and Howard Stark. When she and James die, leaving Harry an orphan, Howard shows up to make sure Harry is being cared for by the Dursleys. Howard then ends up taking Harry back to NY where he is raised as Tony’s baby brother.
The series is a fantastic, enthralling series of one-shots that give us a peek at what would be different, and what wouldn’t, if Harry were on the periphery of Tony’s life throughout the events of the MCU, and if Tony were on the periphery of Harry’s life throughout the events of the HP series. This does not go in predictable ways. I’m amazed at how in-character NyGi’s depictions are, while taking the stories into very different directions, which changes result in insightful changes to those characterizations.
My Only Critique: There are numerous completed stories in this series. However, as of this post, the series as a whole hasn’t been updated since June 2017. Hopefully we’ll see more after the Infinity Wars movies are out for awhile. It looks to me like the author is waiting for that additional canon before picking up from just after CA:CW.