I was thinking of a question as I drove home today, something that would be sort of fun to pose to the Torchwood fandom here on Tumblr. It seems that Ianto Jones has quite the fan club, and an overwhelming amount of fanfiction has been written about him over the last eight years.
So my question is this: what HASN’T happened to Ianto in fanfiction? He had it bad enough in canon, from a childhood that was hinted at being rough, to Canary Wharf, losing Lisa twice, the cannibals, Jack running off, turning into a woman, turning invisible, the mind rape by Adam, Tosh and Owen’s deaths, the assassination bugs and who knows what else I’m missing from the novels/radio dramas.
The more fanfiction that I read, the more I think “Good Lord, how did he survive all this?” before reminding myself that it didn’t ALL happen to him, it’s just fanfiction. But boy do we like to whomp on Ianto Jones, don’t we?
So the question again is: what HASN’T been done yet? And if you’ve read something that someone else posts, give a link! Because we all love Ianto Jones—dead, alive, a ghost, a Timelord, an echo, a memory, an empath, a secret agent, an Avenger, a Tomorrow Person, a Fairy King, a singer, a guitar player, a rent boy, a dominant, a submissive, or the even Prime Minister.
Seriously—what are we missing??