Disclaimer: I do not own Evangelion or Thor (the movie).
Summary: When Thor proves unworthy of Mjolnir, help comes in the form of Shinji Ikari, who is neither a warrior nor thinks he is worthy.
Rain splattered down hard upon Shinji's face as he blinked his eyes open. The sight that greeted him was one of black sky with sparkling drops of water falling upon him. Turning his head to the sides he noticed flimsy white walls, possibly made of plastic like a curtain, that were surrounding a small stone pillar with a strange object that seemed to be melted into it. Lights from various places were glaring into his eyes, making it slightly difficult to see.
Rising himself up, he felt the wetness and mud that was caked all over him. Even through the thin skin of his plugsuit. He looked around and then took notice of the strange object that was sitting in the middle of the enclosed area. The pillar itself was a simple dirt and stone, but the object itself looked like some kind of large metal hammer with a leather wrapped handle and a strap hanging off it's end like a tail.
What is this? Shinji wondered as he walked towards the object, filled with a curiosity that was not of his usual nature.
However, the second he touched the metal head of the hammer, a strange sensation overtook him. He felt as if he were being electrocuted, yet the feeling was less sudden and painful than he thought it would be. But it was enough, however, to make him feel faint and suddenly lose consciousness.
Shinji blinked his eyes open as a bright light loomed overhead.
"Unfamiliar ceiling." Shinji muttered to himself.
"We seem to be getting a lot of visitors today." a voice said to him.
Shinji looked up and noticed that the voice was coming from an American man, which momentarily boggled his mind as to how the man was speaking Japanese so fluently. He was about 5'11, thinning brown hair, mid 40's, and had brown eyes. He was dressed in a black suit, white shirt and black tie. Nicely polished shoes. He had a serious look on his face, but his mood didn't seem hostile.
"My name is Agent Coulson. Can you tell me your name, son?" the man asked.
"Shinji Ikari." the boy replied.
"How did you penetrate our security?" Coulson asked.
"I... don't know."
"You don't know... or don't want to tell?"
"I just... don't know how I got here."
Coulson looked at Shinji for a few seconds, as if studying him, before continuing.
"Who do you work for?" he asked.
"NERV." Shinji answered.
"NERV?" he repeated. "Never heard of them. Where is this 'NERV' located?"
"Tokyo...3?" the man asked, listening intently.
Coulson looked a little confused now.
"Alright. And... do you know where you are?" he asked.
Shinji shook his head in a 'no' gesture.
"Well, for starters, you're in New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States of America."
Shinji's eyes went wide at hearing that. This action spoke volumes to Agent Coulson, since he realized that Shinji was truly shocked.
"I'm in America?" Shinji asked.
"Yes. And I'm very curious, as to how a teenage boy like yourself, who doesn't seem to have any kind of training, or special equipment, or even an accomplice, managed to penetrate our security, and ended up right inside our facility right next to the very object we are trying to study and guard. You didn't come here with that other fella, did you?"
"Other... fella?" Shinji asked, looking at him with confusion.
Coulson just looked at Shinji, realizing that he was either confused and disoriented, or he really had no idea who he was talking about.
"Several minutes prior to your presence being detected within our perimeter, we encountered a muscular, blond-haired man with a beard. He broke into our facility, incapacitated several of my best men, and succeeded in making his way directly into the heart of our base. He... well, let's just say he tried to retrieve something in our base, but was unable to. We found you in the same open area we found, and arrested him, in."
"You mean that... muddy room without a ceiling where that large mallet was sitting?" Shinji asked.
"Yes. He tried to lift it, but couldn't. Did you... try to lift it as well?" Coulson asked.
"I... I touched it, but... it looked too heavy to lift."
"Hmm." Coulson replied, as if seemingly satisfied with that answer.
He had been watching Shinji intently the entire time they were speaking... and couldn't detect any kind of lie coming from the boy.
Which wasn't a good thing.
If the boy wasn't here of his own free will, and he wasn't with the man they had caught earlier, then why was he here and how did he get here?
He had no accomplices, no equipment, and the blood screening was negative for any kind of active mutation. It was clear he wasn't some kind of diversion, and didn't seem to strike him as some kind of independent operative.
In fact, he didn't seem very special at all. Just a scared teenage boy.
Which made Coulson wonder just what he was doing here in the first place.
"I have a couple more questions for you and then I'll let you get some sleep. You look tired." Coulson said.
"A little." Shinji agreed.
"Do you know what today's date is?" he asked.
"Uh... June 7th... 2015." Shinji replied.
Coulson's left eyebrow twitched for a second.
"Huh. Alright. Second question: what's the last thing you remember?" he asked.
"I was... sitting in my Eva... after being swallowed by the Angel... my life support was giving out. I must have been trapped in there for almost ten hours. After that... I saw this... bright light... and... then I was inside that muddy room with that mallet."
That didn't seem to make Coulson feel any better. Not the response he wanted, though he wasn't sure just 'what' kind of response he was looking for.
"I see. I'll need to fully debrief you later on. For now, get some sleep." Coulson said as he stepped towards the door.
"Thank you, sir. Oh, by the way." Shinji said before Coulson left.
"You speak Japanese very fluently." he complimented.
Coulson's confusion was now obvious.
"Japanese? Son, I don't speak Japanese. You've been speaking English to me." he said as he stepped out into the other room, the door closing behind him.
Shinji looked at the door to the strange, mirrored, makeshift cell, in utter confusion.
I've been speaking... English? He thought to himself.
As Shinji rested on the medium-sized cot, his mind was assaulted by a variety of strange images that he had never seen before.
He saw two armies standing against each other. On one side, an army of gold and silver garbed men. The other, an army of large, blue-skinned 'creatures' who were as blue as the frozen winters he had seen in the old Pre-Second Impact movies.
He saw the two armies battling fiercely against one another, casualties quickly rising as they fought.
Then the scene changed.
He saw two boys standing on both sides of an elderly looking man with a white beard and a patch on his right eye. All of them were smiling. It was a happy scene.
The scene changed again.
He saw a tall, strong-looking man with blond hair and a beard, dressed in black and silver armor, a red cape flowing behind him, the large mallet he had seen before in his hand. He saw the man kneel before the same elderly looking man with the white beard, who was dressed in green and gold armor and holding an ornate staff in his right hand.
The scene changed again.
He saw the same bearded man from before, standing in a frozen wasteland with a small group of other armored warriors, battling the same blue-skinned giants he had seen before. Saw the man wield the large mallet with devastating power and skill. Even calling down the power of lightning to strike at his enemies.
The scene changed again.
He saw the elderly, white-bearded man shouting angrily at the bearded, blond-haired young man, the large mallet suddenly flying out of the young man's hand and into the elder man's hand. He saw the black and silver armor fall from the body of the younger man, seconds before he was pulled back into a swirling vortex, cast down to Earth where he encountered a trio of people in the desert. One of whom tazered him less than a minute after meeting him.
The scene changed again.
He saw himself, standing in the middle of the open-aired room, the large mallet sitting on the stone pedestal, and himself touching it with his hand. He touched the head of the mallet itself, not the handle that he would have used to hold it. And in that instance, he felt knowledge and history flow into him.
And then he woke up.
Looking around, Shinji noticed that he was still in the white-walled holding cell where he had been left by Agent Coulson.
Sitting up on the cot, Shinji wiped a small bead of sweat from his brow as his breathing returned to normal.
And all at once, the images came together in a way he had never thought possible.
Mjolnir... belongs to Thor. Shinji thought with realization. And I... have to help him!
Shinji was eventually allowed to wander the base, on the condition that he didn't leave it. While Agent Coulson was convinced that Shinji wasn't a security threat, he still had questions for the boy.
At present Shinji was helping one of the technicians by getting them coffee.
"Thanks, kid." the tech said, accepting the coffee mug.
"You're welcome." Shinji said.
Suddenly... a powerful shockwave blasted the area, sending rumblings throughout the entire base.
"What was that?" One of the techs asked.
"Don't know." another tech replied.
"Guys! Better get over here!" a third tech shouted.
Everyone raced over to the monitor where they saw a live video feed from one of the agents in the field that had gone with Agent Coulson. What they saw made everyone gasp and stare. Especially Shinji.
The image on the screen was that of a twelve-foot tall metal figure with an impressive muscular build that had seemingly appeared out of nowhere.
"The Destroyer." Shinji muttered softly, causing one of the agents who heard him to turn his head to him in confusion.
On the screen, they saw Agent Coulson step forward with a blowhorn.
("Hello! You're using unregistered weapons technology. Identify yourself!") they heard Coulson shout from the screen.
The Destroyer paused as it's face plate came down and it's insides started to glow.
("Get Back!") Coulson shouted as the giant metal man opened fire, from his faceplate, destroying several of the SHIELD cars in the process.
All at once the base was in a panic. People running around trying to ascertain whether or not their comrades in the field were alive or not. Calls being made to SHIELD HQ requesting back-up and orders.
And while this was going on, Shinji had been standing there staring at the now static-filled screen. Suddenly, he turned and marched back towards the open-aired hammer room.
Making his way down to the hammer, all SHIELD personnel still running around in a panic, Shinji now stood before the powerful and impressive looking weapon.
"I don't know if you can understand me, or if you're even alive enough to hear me... but I need your help." Shinji said to the hammer. "The Destroyer has come here, and the only reason for that is for Thor. I know you don't think he's worthy of you... but I don't think he deserves to die. He's not a bad person. I don't know how I know that, I just do. So please... whatever it takes, whatever needs to be done... whatever sacrifice you need of me... I'll do it." Shinji said, a tear in his eye as he stepped forward and gripped the handle of the hammer.
People can criticize me all they like for this. Adding another story to my arsenal. But I couldn't resist this.
Of course at this rate, I'm gonna have an entire Avengers team ready to go.
Hey! Anyone wanna see a 'Multiple-Shinji-As-Marvel-Heroes-Meets-The-Superwomen-Of-Eva' type story later on?
Also the last scene here, it's basically a scene where Shinji is speaking to the hammer, when he's actually speaking to Odin who placed the enchantment upon the hammer. But Shinji doesn't know that.
Any reviews or requests for this story, let me know and I'll do my best. And as always, reviews and good criticisms are welcome.
OMAKE 1 (Idea from Azure Dragon of the East)
"So, you have returned." Gendo Ikari said.
"Yes." Shinji said.
Gendo eyed the hammer in his hand.
"You will surrender that weapon for study and for NERV to use." Gendo declared.
"You're not worthy of it." Shinji stated.
"I will determine what is of worth. Including yourself! Now Let Me Have It!"
"Alright." Shinji said as he suddenly hurled the hammer at Gendo, which smashed into his face.
Everyone looked back at Shinji and just gasped in shock.
"Well... he said to let him have it." Shinji said with a shrug as the hammer flew back to his hand.
"No, Shinji! I know that look!" Kaworu said.
"We're going to Jotunheim!" Shinji declared, gripping his hammer.
"But your father has forbidden it!" Asuka snapped at him.
"I only go to seek answers for what has happened." Shinji said.
"But going to Jotunheim is suicide!" Kaji said.
"Kaji, Kensuke, who was it that led you to victory on a dozen different fields of battle?"
"You did." Kensuke said, mace in hand.
"Toji, who led you to the garden of the greatest delights in all the Nine Realms?"
"You did." Toji said as he took another bite of his turkey leg.
"And Asuka, who was it that proved that a woman could be as fierce a warrior as any man?"
"I did!" she stated.
"Yes, but I supported you." Shinji declared. "We will go to Jotunheim, we will confront the Frost Giants, and we will receive our answers."
(Just so everyone knows: Shinji is Thor, Kaworu is Loki, Asuka is Sif, Kaji is Fandral, Kensuke is Hogun, and Toji is Volstagg. Some of these characters might be difficult to believe, others not so much.)
"Where the hell am I? What realm is this?" Asuka declared in an irrate manner. "You! What is this place? Alphain? Dornheim?"
"Tokyo-3!" Shinji asked, aiming the tazer gun at her.
"You dare threaten me, the great Asuka Langley Sohryu with so puny a weapon?"
"Uuuurrrrrrggggghhhhhh!" Asuka twitched as she suddenly fell back.
Misato and PenPen turned back to the young man, their eyes wide and their mouths open.
"What? She was freaking me out!" Shinji gasped.