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23rd Jul '17 7:21:17 PM AustKyzor
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* ''Tags'': Angst; Drama; Hurt/Comfort; LGBTQ+ Friendly; Fem!Harry [[Spoiler: Trans* Harry]]; [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Celtic]]

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* ''Tags'': Angst; Drama; Hurt/Comfort; LGBTQ+ Friendly; Fem!Harry [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Trans* Harry]]; [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Celtic]]
23rd Jul '17 7:20:01 PM AustKyzor
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* ''Tags'': Angst; Drama; Hurt/Comfort; LGBTQ+ Friendly; Fem!Harry [[Spoilers: Trans* Harry]]; [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Celtic]]

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* ''Tags'': Angst; Drama; Hurt/Comfort; LGBTQ+ Friendly; Fem!Harry [[Spoilers: [[Spoiler: Trans* Harry]]; [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Celtic]]
23rd Jul '17 7:18:07 PM AustKyzor
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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11862560/1/To-Reach-Without To Reach Without]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4677330/inwardtransience inwardtransience AKA Wings]]''
*Recommended by: Aust Sakura Kyzor
* ''Status'': In progress; updated every second Friday barring distractions
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter has had enough of being Harry Potter, and [[IJustWantToBeNormal wishes desperately to be anyone other than Harry Potter.]] Magic complies with this wish but upon waking up Harry has some issues with [[GenderBender HER new situation.]]
* ''Pairings'': Harry/Susan; Brief mentions of other pairings here and there, including Tracy/Daphne; Fred/Hermione/George; Voldemort/Bellatrix
* ''Tags'': Angst; Drama; Hurt/Comfort; LGBTQ+ Friendly; Fem!Harry [[Spoilers: Trans* Harry]]; [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Celtic]]
* Comments: It's a VERY LGBTQ+ friendly, long, regularly updated fanfic, and each chapter is a small fanfic into itself. Personally I think that's all it needs as a selling point. Wings is VERY good.
[=[[reviews:ToReachWithout]]=]
10th May '17 9:18:18 AM Kissybandit513
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* ''Status'': Ongoing

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* ''Status'': OngoingComplete


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** Has a sequel - ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11165888/1/Nightwind-School-of-Magic-Two Nightwind School of Magic Two]]'' (Ongoing)
10th May '17 9:18:18 AM Kissybandit513
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10th May '17 1:56:57 AM AlyssaMacki
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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7305052/1/Against_the_Moon Against the Moon]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1115534/Stoplight-Delight Stoplight Delight]]''
* Recommended by Mismoree, Ayacyana
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' The odds were stacked against him: a child from a blended home with no friends, no social skills to speak of, and a terrible secret. Yet slowly Remus Lupin began to realize there was a place for him in the world, if he could find the courage to claim it.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst
* ''Comments:'' I can't even begin to describe how amazing this story is. It has incredible imagery, realistic dialogue, character development, and some serious suspense; it's good enough to be considered canon. Updates are near daily and are several thousand words long.
** ''Updated comments by J_Shakespeare:'' This story is truly a masterpiece, and its synopsis frankly does not do the story justice. It is a tale of the Marauders' years at Hogwarts through the eyes of Remus, who must cope with lycanthropy and fight to keep his friends--for the first time in his life, he has friends!--from discovering his secret. Full of angsty goodness, but with good amounts of action and fluff to round it out as well. Personally, this story was what redeemed the Marauders in my eyes after learning less savory details about them in canon. Note: the story is currently at 105 chapters and over 600K words, and it is near the end of the summer before their third year. So time certainly is not breezing by! Updates have not been nearly as regular lately, and the author has been taking a break for several months now due to health issues. However, the story is not on a permanent hiatus and will be continued. Read it.
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''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=247000 The Anguis Series]]'' by [[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=144658 Slide]]
* Recommended by: omegaman
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Slytherin House is a hard place to be in the run-up to the Second War. Any student has to worry about classes, careers, juggling the wishes of teachers and parents; a Slytherin gets the rest of the school's judgement, the internal politics of prejudice and choosing sides. How do the decent but cunning, the moral but ambitious, walk the thin green line?
* ''Pairing(s)'': OC/OC
* ''Tags'': Contains profanity, Mild violence, Scenes of a mild sexual nature, Substance abuse, Sensitive topic/issue/theme, Drama, and Romance.
* ''Comments'': The writing is excellent. The plot is incredibly planned and enthralling. The four Slytherin [=OCs=]' personalities, motivations, actions, and relationships are just wonderfully written; they really come to life. Note that the characters are in the year before the Golden Trio and most of their friends, acquaintances, and enemies, so they are not quite in focus as they would be in other fics. Also note that this is a series consisting of four fics, with the title link and synopsis belonging to the first one, ''Latet Anguis in Herba''. The others are ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=259003 Shade to Shade]]'', ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=293286 Falls the Shadow]]'', ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=318952 Beyond This Place]]''.
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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3639659/1/A_Bad_Week_at_the_Wizengamot A Bad Week At The Wizengamot]]'' by [=DisobedienceWriter=]
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, Comartemis, [[@/MsByrd Ms. Byrd]], lanky, Chuckg, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Seraviel}}, timeywimey, [=T7F=], The Otaku Ninja, [=DragonRidingSorceress=], KomodoClassic, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis, Chrispang, Corndogman

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\n\n''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3639659/1/A_Bad_Week_at_the_Wizengamot A Bad Week At The Wizengamot]]'' net/s/4545504/1/Aspirations Aspirations]]'' by [=DisobedienceWriter=]
''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/424665/megamatt09 megamatt09]]''
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, Comartemis, [[@/MsByrd Ms. Byrd]], lanky, Chuckg, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Seraviel}}, timeywimey, [=T7F=], The Otaku Ninja, [=DragonRidingSorceress=], KomodoClassic, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis, Chrispang, Corndogman[=ShinBOmnis=]
* ''Status:'' Completed.
* ''Synopsis:'' Harry is shunned not only Ron, but Hermione as well after the Goblet of Fire incident. Ginny befriends Harry and history changes.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Romance, Adventure, Dark!Harry, Dark!Ginny, AU, Ron, Hermoine, And Dumbledore Bashing
* ''Comments:'' An interesting take on the Super!Harry cliche. Harry gets dark, but not too quickly. Interesting plans and politics. Recommended for all [=HarryXGinny=] fans.
[=[[reviews:Aspirations]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11982933/1/Aunt-Marge-s-Even-Bigger-Mistake Aunt Marge's Even Bigger Mistake]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6993240/FloreatCastellum FloreatCastellum]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum



* ''Synopsis'': Ginny persuades Harry to attend Dudley's wedding. Unfortunately, both of them forgot that Aunt Marge would also be attending.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Family, One-shot
* ''Comments'': Winner of Mugglenet's Quicksilver Quill Awards 2016, Best General (One-shot).

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3639659/1/A_Bad_Week_at_the_Wizengamot A Bad Week At The Wizengamot]]'' by [=DisobedienceWriter=]
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, Comartemis, [[@/MsByrd Ms. Byrd]], lanky, Chuckg, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Seraviel}}, timeywimey, [=T7F=], The Otaku Ninja, [=DragonRidingSorceress=], KomodoClassic, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis, Chrispang, Corndogman
* ''Status'': Complete







''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2889350/1/Bungle_in_the_Jungle_A_Harry_Potter_Adventure Bungle in the Jungle]]'' and its sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3759007/1/Turn_Me_Loose_A_Harry_Potter_Adventure Turn Me Loose]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Dor}}, @/LooneyToons, @/FooFighter, Chuckg, lanky, oruma

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\n''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2889350/1/Bungle_in_the_Jungle_A_Harry_Potter_Adventure Bungle in the Jungle]]'' and its sequel, ''[[http://www.net/s/3321659/1/A-Breath-of-Fresh-Air A Breath of Fresh Air]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3759007/1/Turn_Me_Loose_A_Harry_Potter_Adventure Turn Me Loose]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
net/u/933850/Ineffabilitea Ineffabilitea]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Dor}}, @/LooneyToons, @/FooFighter, Chuckg, lanky, orumafruitstripegum



* ''Synopsis'': Arthur Weasley's first day at the Ministry.
* ''Tags'': One-shot
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:ABreathOfFreshAir]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9933747/1/Blue-Christmas Blue Christmas]]'' by SpoonyLupin
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After Arthur Weasley is attacked by the snake, he's placed in the same room as another bite victim - a werewolf who is having a hard time adjusting to the latest turn of events in his life. When Remus pays him a visit, can he say anything that will convince the angry young werewolf that his life isn't so bleak after all?
* ''Tags'': Friendship/Hurt/Comfort
[=[[reviews: BlueChristmas]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2889350/1/Bungle_in_the_Jungle_A_Harry_Potter_Adventure Bungle in the Jungle]]'' and its sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3759007/1/Turn_Me_Loose_A_Harry_Potter_Adventure Turn Me Loose]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Dor}}, @/LooneyToons, @/FooFighter, Chuckg, lanky, oruma
* ''Status'': Complete





''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4412736/1/Carnival_of_Dark_and_Dangerous_Creatures Carnival Of Dark And Dangerous Creatures]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1467920/DragonDi DragonDi]]''
* Recommended by: Goodwrench and @/JediVulcan

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\n\n''[[http://www.''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1113588 Business]]'' by ([[http://archiveofourown.org/users/esama/pseuds/esama esama]])
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, @/UncloudedTJ, The Forgotten One, feral, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis
* ''Status'': completed
* ''Synopsis'': So the Dursleys have painted Harry as a freak and a criminal in the years before he gets his Hogwarts letter? Well, when Harry decides to find out what those words really mean, the well-intentioned intervention of a librarian results in Harry finding a role model -- and the Wizarding World will never be the same. As the author puts it, the "mildest of fusions with Literature/SherlockHolmes". And no, it's not Holmes who becomes Harry's inspiration.
* ''Tags'': Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Crimes & Criminals, BAMF!Harry Potter, Dark!Harry Potter, Graphic Depictions Of Violence
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A complete short story. While it's a little hard to imagine an 11-year-old making some of the plans that Harry does here, it's still a gripping read, right to the end moments.
[=[[reviews:Business]]=]

''[[https://www.
fanfiction.net/s/4412736/1/Carnival_of_Dark_and_Dangerous_Creatures Carnival Of Dark And Dangerous Creatures]]'' net/s/10919931/1/Captives Captives]]'' by ''[[http://www.[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1467920/DragonDi DragonDi]]''
net/u/1864993/Mweloo Mweloo]]
* Recommended by: Goodwrench and @/JediVulcanWolfberries



* ''Synopsis:'' A brief moment between Draco and Luna during her imprisonment at Malfoy Manor, and the events that lead up to it.
* ''Tags'': AU, Angst
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:Captives]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4412736/1/Carnival_of_Dark_and_Dangerous_Creatures Carnival Of Dark And Dangerous Creatures]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1467920/DragonDi DragonDi]]''
* Recommended by: Goodwrench and @/JediVulcan
* ''Status'': Complete






''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10136172/1/Core-Threads Core Threads]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4665282/theaceoffire theaceoffire]]''
* Recommended by: [=ScroogeMacDuck=]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': After a nth beating from the Dursleys, Harry retreats into his mindscape, where he manages to kill the Horcrux, gaining its knowledge and skills (though not memories) in the process. Free of the Horcrux's influence, the Dursleys actually become nice (if somewhat clueless), while Harry keeps growing in skill. Summing the wonderfully entertaining insanity that is the plot of ''Core Threads'' is impossible. Let's just say that by Second Year, Harry's mindscape is populated by vampire baby ducks exploring a literal forest of alternate universes, Harry owns a superwarded island, is the richest person in the world, has a son who's a troll, another daughter who is a sentient wardstone, is Master of Death, has come back from the dead several times, and possesses hundreds of thousand souls. Also, the Grim Reaper lives in his head for some reason. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes slightly more sense in context.]]
* ''Pairings:'' Has a romance between Fem!Harry and Hermione in the 'clichéd-fanfic-like' AlternateUniverse that Harry visits at one point. Otherwise free of pairings.
* ''Tags:'' Adventure/Humor
[=[[reviews:CoreThreads]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2829366/1/ Dimension Hopping For Beginners]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/649528/nonjon nonjon]]''
* Recommended by: @/KhymChanur

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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10136172/1/Core-Threads Core Threads]]'' ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/189189/chapters/278342 The Changeling]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4665282/theaceoffire theaceoffire]]''
Annerb
* Recommended by: [=ScroogeMacDuck=]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': After a nth beating from the Dursleys, Harry retreats into his mindscape, where he manages to kill the Horcrux, gaining its knowledge and skills (though not memories) in the process. Free of the Horcrux's influence, the Dursleys actually become nice (if somewhat clueless), while Harry keeps growing in skill. Summing the wonderfully entertaining insanity that is the plot of ''Core Threads'' is impossible. Let's just say that by Second Year, Harry's mindscape is populated by vampire baby ducks exploring a literal forest of alternate universes, Harry owns a superwarded island, is the richest person in the world, has a son who's a troll, another daughter who is a sentient wardstone, is Master of Death, has come back from the dead several times, and possesses hundreds of thousand souls. Also, the Grim Reaper lives in his head for some reason. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes slightly more sense in context.]]
* ''Pairings:'' Has a romance between Fem!Harry and Hermione in the 'clichéd-fanfic-like' AlternateUniverse that Harry visits at one point. Otherwise free of pairings.
* ''Tags:'' Adventure/Humor
[=[[reviews:CoreThreads]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2829366/1/ Dimension Hopping For Beginners]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/649528/nonjon nonjon]]''
* Recommended by: @/KhymChanur
marigold_lesley



* ''Synopsis'': After defeating Voldemort, Harry travels to other universes and helps them with their Voldemort problems.
* ''Tags'': Parody, Adventure, Contains bashing of Draco, Snape, and Harry/Draco.
* ''Comments'': Several of the universes are serious, but most of them are comedic.
[=[[reviews:DimensionHoppingForBeginners]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4726291/1/Eternal_Return Eternal Return]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, chimeras, 0Wraith, Fenro, Red-Dead-Redeemer

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* ''Synopsis'': After defeating Voldemort, Harry travels Ginny is sorted into Slytherin. It takes her seven years to other universes and helps them with their Voldemort problems.
figure out why.
* ''Tags'': Parody, Adventure, Contains bashing of Draco, Snape, and Harry/Draco.
Drama, Angst, AU
* ''Comments'': Several of Vastly expands JKR's universe by fleshing out the universes are serious, but most cast of them are comedic.
[=[[reviews:DimensionHoppingForBeginners]]=]



Slytherins and answering the question of what it would be like to be a Slytherin girl while still staying true to the core of who Ginny Weasley is.
[=[[reviews: TheChangeling]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4726291/1/Eternal_Return Eternal Return]]'' net/s/5526332/1/Childhood-s-End Childhood’s End]]'' by Silver Pard
''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1994264/Vera-Rozalsky Vera Rozalsky]]''
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, chimeras, 0Wraith, Fenro, Red-Dead-RedeemerRecommended: by Kogut



* ''Synopsis:'' Harry finds himself reincarnated as a newborn Tom Marvolo Riddle, decades in the past. Can he do what he needs to in order to ensure that he is born and lives out the life he remembers? Can he bear the cost?
* ''Tags'': Horror
* ''Comments:'' Dark, heartbreaking and ultimately creepy.
** Definitely seconded, even if you saw it coming, the ending is still chilling.
** 0Wraith: This is one of the best Harry Potter oneshots I've ever read. Very dark, very devastating. Silver Pard writes brilliant Manga/DeathNote fics too, if you're into that fandom.
[=[[reviews:EternalReturn]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10972919/1/The-Evil-Overlord-List The Evil Overlord List]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5953312/boomvroomshroom boomvroomshroom]]''
* Recommended by: mothaibabon, {{@/Robinton}}, Chrispang
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Villains always make the same dumb mistakes. Luckily, Tom Riddle happens to have a rather cunning friend in his head to make sure that he does this "conquering the world" business the RIGHT way. It's about time the bad guys won for once.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
* ''Comments'': A hilarious trope-based story, given by the [[EvilOverlordList title]], but the some of the [[DarkHumor jokes]] and its more serious plot prevents it from being put into the Crack section.
[=[[reviews:TheEvilOverlordList]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4818951/1/Fair_Trade Fair Trade]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/943028/BajaB BajaB]]''
* Recommended by: Ithanyx, @/UncloudedTJ, boonerunner, KomodoClassic, {{@/Robinton}}

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* ''Synopsis:'' Harry finds himself reincarnated as a newborn Tom Marvolo Riddle, decades in "On the past. Can he do what he needs to in order to ensure that he is born and lives out eve of the life he remembers? Can he bear Decommissioning of Malfoy Manor, Hermione remembers the cost?
end of her childhood."
* ''Tags'': Horror
One-shot
* ''Comments:'' Dark, heartbreaking and ultimately creepy.
** Definitely seconded, even if you saw it coming,
Comments: Also recommended on the ending is still chilling.
** 0Wraith: This is one of the best Harry Potter oneshots I've ever read. Very dark, very devastating. Silver Pard writes brilliant Manga/DeathNote fics too, if you're into that fandom.
[=[[reviews:EternalReturn]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10972919/1/The-Evil-Overlord-List The Evil Overlord List]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5953312/boomvroomshroom boomvroomshroom]]''
* Recommended by: mothaibabon, {{@/Robinton}}, Chrispang
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Villains always make the same dumb mistakes. Luckily, Tom Riddle happens to have a rather cunning friend in his head to make sure that he does this "conquering the world" business the RIGHT way. It's about time the bad guys won for once.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
* ''Comments'': A hilarious trope-based story, given by the [[EvilOverlordList title]], but the some of the [[DarkHumor jokes]] and its more serious plot prevents it from being put into the Crack section.
[=[[reviews:TheEvilOverlordList]]=]



FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:Childhood’sEnd]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4818951/1/Fair_Trade Fair Trade]]'' net/s/1346923/1/ The Children]]'' by ''[[https://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/943028/BajaB BajaB]]''
net/u/331210/samvimes Samvimes]]''
* Recommended by: Ithanyx, @/UncloudedTJ, boonerunner, KomodoClassic, {{@/Robinton}}@/{{Kittenmommy}}.



* ''Synopsis'': Harry confronts Voldemort after his sixth year at Hogwarts with an alternate reason for some of the Dark's Lord's failures, and offers to help him out, for a price.

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* ''Synopsis'': Harry confronts Voldemort after his sixth year at Hogwarts with an alternate reason for some of After the Dark's Lord's failures, war, we gather to remember. And none of us escape unscathed, least of all Draco Malfoy...
* ''Tags'': Dark, Angst,
and offers to help him out, for a price.Drama



** A fantastic ret-con fic which shows an interesting idea of what a power that Voldemort knows not could be like.
[=[[reviews:FairTrade]]=]


''[[http://www.cosforums.com/cosarchive/showthread.php?t=25614 Fire Burns]]'' by ''[[http://www.cosforums.com/cosarchive/member.php?s=982a13218e24fbe6ac208703525643a5&u=19665 Purple Banana/Parnopius]]'
* Recommended by: skysong8, Aerin Alanna
* ''Status'': Currently being revised.
* ''Synopsis'': Set in Marauder time, seventh year, but centered around the Slytherins. Second in the trilogy (Carpe Diem, Fallen Angel). Revolves around Katherine Riddle (Voldemort's daughter), her friend Remus, and her fellow Slytherins during their seventh year at Hogwarts. Not your traditional OC.
* ''Tags'': Humor, dark
* ''Comments'': Marauder time -- start of 7th year at Hogwarts. Great characterization. Complex, occasionally dark, often hilarious.
** Aerin Alanna adds: Snarky, silly, dangerous, enigmatic...it's brilliantly written and extremely believable. There are other fics that go along with it, all of which are on the author's sites at ff.net and Chamber of Secrets.
[=[[reviews:FireBurns]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1698919/1/The_Founders_Pendants The Founder's Pendants]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/525960/Spiral-Digger Spiral Digger]]''
* Recommended by: Oracle Seven, Fenro, Powerupz77

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** A fantastic ret-con fic which shows an interesting idea of what a power that very dark and incredibly plausible little AU ficlet, featuring Draco (but sooo not [[DracoInLeatherPants in leather pants]]), Hermione, Ron, Ginny, ''et al''. Voldemort knows not could was defeated, but at a terrible, terrible price:
-->It will never, ever
be like.
[=[[reviews:FairTrade]]=]


''[[http://www.cosforums.com/cosarchive/showthread.php?t=25614 Fire Burns]]''
over for you. There will be the parades every year and visiting Fleur in St. Mungo's on Thursdays and Ginny's constant, endless, terrified prattling. And the knowledge that you have to hold out your left hand when you meet Sirius because he hasn't got a right hand. And Severus Snape's pale white hair. And your library full of books in Braille.
[=[[reviews:TheChildren]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10136172/1/Core-Threads Core Threads]]''
by ''[[http://www.cosforums.com/cosarchive/member.php?s=982a13218e24fbe6ac208703525643a5&u=19665 Purple Banana/Parnopius]]'
''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4665282/theaceoffire theaceoffire]]''
* Recommended by: skysong8, Aerin Alanna
[=ScroogeMacDuck=]
* ''Status'': Currently being revised.
Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Set in Marauder time, seventh year, but centered around After a nth beating from the Slytherins. Dursleys, Harry retreats into his mindscape, where he manages to kill the Horcrux, gaining its knowledge and skills (though not memories) in the process. Free of the Horcrux's influence, the Dursleys actually become nice (if somewhat clueless), while Harry keeps growing in skill. Summing the wonderfully entertaining insanity that is the plot of ''Core Threads'' is impossible. Let's just say that by Second Year, Harry's mindscape is populated by vampire baby ducks exploring a literal forest of alternate universes, Harry owns a superwarded island, is the richest person in the trilogy (Carpe Diem, Fallen Angel). Revolves around Katherine Riddle (Voldemort's daughter), her friend Remus, world, has a son who's a troll, another daughter who is a sentient wardstone, is Master of Death, has come back from the dead several times, and her fellow Slytherins during their seventh year at Hogwarts. Not your traditional OC.
* ''Tags'': Humor, dark
* ''Comments'': Marauder time -- start
possesses hundreds of 7th year at Hogwarts. Great characterization. Complex, occasionally dark, often hilarious.
** Aerin Alanna adds: Snarky, silly, dangerous, enigmatic...it's brilliantly written
thousand souls. Also, the Grim Reaper lives in his head for some reason. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes slightly more sense in context.]]
* ''Pairings:'' Has a romance between Fem!Harry
and extremely believable. There are other fics Hermione in the 'clichéd-fanfic-like' AlternateUniverse that go along with it, all Harry visits at one point. Otherwise free of which are on the author's sites at ff.net and Chamber of Secrets.
[=[[reviews:FireBurns]]=]


pairings.
* ''Tags:'' Adventure/Humor
[=[[reviews:CoreThreads]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1698919/1/The_Founders_Pendants The Founder's Pendants]]'', net/s/8586147/1/ A Curse of Truth]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/525960/Spiral-Digger Spiral Digger]]''
''[[Romance/Adventure butalearner]]''
* Recommended by: Oracle Seven, Fenro, Powerupz77@/{{Willyolio}}, Kogut, Dame-Amaryllis



* ''Synopsis'': The spirit of Salazar Slytherin has been released into an unwilling Snape and as the charismatic Founder takes charge of his body, Severus discovers the only way to regain control is through his own Slytherin cunning.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Mystery
* ''Comments'': A definite AU that diverges rather forcefully from the main plot of the books in the first chapter. Salazar comes across as a MagnificentBastard right from the beginning, and it only gets better as the story continues.
** There are so few well-written Founder Fics out there. It is good to see one that is enjoyable.
[=[[reviews:TheFoundersPendants]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4590039/1/Future_Imperfect Future Imperfect]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/654059/Lady_Azar_de_Tameran Lady Azar de Tameran]]
* Recommended by: Mazz, Fenro, Ayacyana

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* ''Synopsis'': The spirit ''Synopsis:'' A self-insert fic, where an avid fanfiction reader finds himself on Platform 9 3/4 at the beginning of Salazar Slytherin has been released into an unwilling Snape Harry's 4th year, complete with Hogwarts letter and as the charismatic Founder takes charge of his body, Severus discovers the only way to regain control is through his own Slytherin cunning.
all.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Mystery
Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': A definite AU ''Comments:'' Yes, this is a self-insert fic, but quite honestly it's the best (i.e. only one I could tolerate past chapter 2, much less finish) that diverges rather forcefully I've seen. The character does have some slight Sue-ish qualities, but mostly used in good humour. The only real superpowers come from the main plot his inherent knowledge of the books in the first chapter. Salazar comes across as a MagnificentBastard right from the beginning, and it only gets better as the story continues.
** There are so few well-written Founder Fics out there. It is good to see one that is enjoyable.
[=[[reviews:TheFoundersPendants]]=]


canon.
[=[[reviews:ACurseOfTruth]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4590039/1/Future_Imperfect Future Imperfect]]'' net/s/387664/1/Denizen-of-the-Deep-A-Hogwarts-Fairy-Tale Denizen of the Deep: A Hogwarts Fairy-Tale]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/654059/Lady_Azar_de_Tameran Lady Azar de Tameran]]
net/u/104715/Hedda Hedda]]''
* Recommended by: Mazz, Fenro, Ayacyanafruitstripegum



* ''Synopsis'': A world in which [[TheBadGuyWins Voldemort wins]]. [[AndThenWhat And honestly]] [[VictoryIsBoring wishes he hadn't]].
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure, One-Shot, AU, Time travel, and Potential future slash

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* ''Synopsis'': A world What really happened to Dennis Creevey after he fell in which [[TheBadGuyWins Voldemort wins]]. [[AndThenWhat And honestly]] [[VictoryIsBoring wishes he hadn't]].
the lake on the way to Hogwarts?
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure, One-Shot, AU, Time travel, and Potential future slashFantasy



** Ignores Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows but incorporates some of their elements.
[=[[reviews:FutureImperfect]]=]



''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/after_the_rain/HBMDL01a.html Happy Birthday, Mr. Dark Lord]]'' by ''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=42339 After the Rain]]''
* Recommended by: Valjean, @/ShadowAI, Mazz, bhadratheboss, @/{{JET73L}}, Dame-Amaryllis

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** Ignores Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows but incorporates some of their elements.
[=[[reviews:FutureImperfect]]=]



[=[[reviews:DenizenOfTheDeepAHogwartsFairyTale]]=]

''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/after_the_rain/HBMDL01a.html Happy Birthday, Mr. Dark Lord]]'' fanfiction.net/s/6020438/1/A-Different-Future A Different Future]]'' by ''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=42339 After the Rain]]''
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1825918/Lady-Sabine-of-Macayhill Lady Sabine of Macayhill]]
* Recommended by: Valjean, @/ShadowAI, Mazz, bhadratheboss, @/{{JET73L}}, Dame-AmaryllisJoyce13
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': The Dursleys decide to not keep Harry Potter and leave him on the steps of a church. A wizarding Gypsy couple adopts him, giving him the name of Alexander Romanov, and making him the twin brother to their daughter. Things change from there.
* ''Tags'': Family, Friendship
* ''Comments'': The author has clearly done some research on the {{Usefulnotes/Romani}}, as they are shown in a good light and not in a stereotypical manner. It's mentioned that Harry's adoptive grandparents were in the concentration camps and survived the Holocaust prior to immigrating to England. He also has adoptive aunts, uncles, and cousins, who all care for him and know who he really is, but are keeping it a secret until he says otherwise. Harry, aka Alex, his sister Beth, Ron, Neville, were all friends prior to Hogwarts, and after becoming friends with Hermione, form a group called the Gryffindor quintet. The fic is currently in second year. There is also a prequel of sorts called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6212002/1/Saved-from-Darkness Saved from Darkness]]'', about Severus Snape and his relationship with Harry's adoptive family, based on the maternal grandparents telling Harry/Alex that Snape didn't exactly have a good childhood and after his mother's death, spent his summers working as an apprentice in their apothecary.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2829366/1/ Dimension Hopping For Beginners]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/649528/nonjon nonjon]]''
* Recommended by: @/KhymChanur



* ''Synopsis'': Lord Voldemort announces that he's going to celebrate his birthday with Sugar Quills, Pin-the-Beak-on-the-Hippogriff, and Death Eaters in hula skirts. Has he finally lost his mind, or is somebody crazy like a fox?
* ''Tags'': Written between Order of Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, Drama, Humor
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Achieves what all short pieces should strive for -- packing a lot of meaning into a few paragraphs. Starts out sounding like a hilarious, highly random crackfic, twists into what seems to be a great light-hearted humor piece, and finally whiplashes at the end into [[spoiler: one of the most horrifically bleak, dark, gut-wrenching, tragic slaps in the face this troper has ever read.]] The simple, two-word line [[spoiler: ''"They won't."'' hurts like a punch in the stomach.]]
[=[[reviews:HappyBirthdayMrDarkLord]]=]


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5353809/12/Harry-Potter-and-the-Boy-Who-Lived Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1239654/The_Santi The Santi]]
* Recommended by Sweece, @/MagicKirby
* ''Status'': @/MagicKirby: The fanfiction link is no longer being updated, the up to date story can be found on Dark Lord Potter ''[[https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=17021&page=2 Here]]''. About a third of the way down the page of the link is where it picks up from where fanfiction left off. And please for the love of god don't post anything in the story thread.
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter loves, and is loved by, his parents, his godfather, and his brother. He isn't mistreated, abused, or neglected. So why is he a Dark Wizard? [=NonBWL!Harry=]. Not your typical Harry's brother is the Boy Who Lived story.
* ''Tags'': Adventure
* ''Comments'': An excellent fic with a more intelligent interesting Harry who isn't overpowered or bound by the chains of Destiny (or some such crap).
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndBoyWhoLived]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5441775/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Dagger_of_Foreboding The Dagger of Foreboding]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/936370/Lord-Drash Lord Drash]]''
* Recommended by: The Omegod
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': A supposed AU of the Harry Potter series with the characters searching for the above-mentioned, Dagger of Foreboding.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Romance, AU
* ''Comments'': Honestly this is nearly impossible to describe. It is probably one of, if not the most hilarious fanfic ever made for several reasons. First, it's written in an awkward style rife with inconsistencies and contradictions and can be a biting parody of Harry Potter fanfiction as a whole. Oh, and it has the best similes ever.
[=[[reviews:TheDaggerOfForeboding]]=]


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11950816/1/Harry-Potter-the-Game Harry Potter & the Game]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/7268383/Concept101 Concept101]]''
* Recommended by: mathewhias, Popularmmorpgs, atjenminecart18
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Harry's always liked blue. Blue is the sky he couldn't see in his cupboard. Blue is the ocean he has only read about. Blue is the alert he has leveled up. Blue is freedom. Blue is life. A Life is a game style fanfiction. Harry Potter Series Re-imagined.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Fantasy, Adventure
* ''Notes'': Also recommended on Sudden Game Interface page.
* ''Comments'': The writing is average in the first few chapters, but the author's improvement is almost tangibly visible in the later chapters. The story has many different funny, serious and emotional moments. The action is well written, there are good mystery elements and the characters have depth to them. The author has some pretty original ideas about house elves and Founders that he weaves well into the narrative of the canonesque story.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterTheGame]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2782587/1/Ill_Fight_For_You I'll Fight For you]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/14403/Hazelmist Hazelmist]]''
* Recommended by: Drjafjaf, [=HirakuJoutei=], KomodoClassic

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* ''Synopsis'': Lord After defeating Voldemort, Harry travels to other universes and helps them with their Voldemort announces that he's going to celebrate his birthday with Sugar Quills, Pin-the-Beak-on-the-Hippogriff, and Death Eaters in hula skirts. Has he finally lost his mind, or is somebody crazy like a fox?
problems.
* ''Tags'': Written between Order Parody, Adventure, Contains bashing of Phoenix Draco, Snape, and Half-Blood Prince, Drama, Humor
Harry/Draco.
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Achieves what all short pieces should strive for -- packing a lot of meaning into a few paragraphs. Starts out sounding like a hilarious, highly random crackfic, twists into what seems to be a great light-hearted humor piece, and finally whiplashes at the end into [[spoiler: one
''Comments'': Several of the universes are serious, but most horrifically bleak, dark, gut-wrenching, tragic slaps in the face this troper has ever read.]] The simple, two-word line [[spoiler: ''"They won't."'' hurts like a punch in the stomach.]]
[=[[reviews:HappyBirthdayMrDarkLord]]=]


''[[https://www.
of them are comedic.
[=[[reviews:DimensionHoppingForBeginners]]=]

[[https://www.
fanfiction.net/s/5353809/12/Harry-Potter-and-the-Boy-Who-Lived Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived]]'' net/s/7392793/1/Don-t-Let-Me-Go Don't Let Me Go]] by [[http://www.[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1239654/The_Santi The Santi]]
* Recommended by Sweece, @/MagicKirby
* ''Status'': @/MagicKirby: The fanfiction link is no longer being updated, the up to date story can be found on Dark Lord Potter ''[[https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=17021&page=2 Here]]''. About a third of the way down the page of the link is where it picks up from where fanfiction left off. And please for the love of god don't post anything in the story thread.
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter loves, and is loved by, his parents, his godfather, and his brother. He isn't mistreated, abused, or neglected. So why is he a Dark Wizard? [=NonBWL!Harry=]. Not your typical Harry's brother is the Boy Who Lived story.
* ''Tags'': Adventure
* ''Comments'': An excellent fic with a more intelligent interesting Harry who isn't overpowered or bound by the chains of Destiny (or some such crap).
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndBoyWhoLived]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5441775/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Dagger_of_Foreboding The Dagger of Foreboding]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/936370/Lord-Drash Lord Drash]]''
net/u/2365350/akmdreamer akmdreamer]]
* Recommended by: The Omegod
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': A supposed AU of the Harry Potter series with the characters searching for the above-mentioned, Dagger of Foreboding.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Romance, AU
* ''Comments'': Honestly this is nearly impossible to describe. It is probably one of, if not the most hilarious fanfic ever made for several reasons. First, it's written in an awkward style rife with inconsistencies and contradictions and can be a biting parody of Harry Potter fanfiction as a whole. Oh, and it has the best similes ever.
[=[[reviews:TheDaggerOfForeboding]]=]


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11950816/1/Harry-Potter-the-Game Harry Potter & the Game]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/7268383/Concept101 Concept101]]''
* Recommended by: mathewhias, Popularmmorpgs, atjenminecart18
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Harry's always liked blue. Blue is the sky he couldn't see in his cupboard. Blue is the ocean he has only read about. Blue is the alert he has leveled up. Blue is freedom. Blue is life. A Life is a game style fanfiction. Harry Potter Series Re-imagined.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Fantasy, Adventure
* ''Notes'': Also recommended on Sudden Game Interface page.
* ''Comments'': The writing is average in the first few chapters, but the author's improvement is almost tangibly visible in the later chapters. The story has many different funny, serious and emotional moments. The action is well written, there are good mystery elements and the characters have depth to them. The author has some pretty original ideas about house elves and Founders that he weaves well into the narrative of the canonesque story.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterTheGame]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2782587/1/Ill_Fight_For_You I'll Fight For you]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/14403/Hazelmist Hazelmist]]''
* Recommended by: Drjafjaf, [=HirakuJoutei=], KomodoClassic
[=Netherman14=]



* ''Synopsis'': "Then why won't you go out with me?" James asks quietly, looking down at me with blazing eyes. There are many reasons why I won't go out with him. 1 He's a selfish git. 2 He's not my type and 3..."You would hurt me." Set in the Marauder Era, this fanfic tells the story of Lily and James' 6th year from Lily's point of view.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lily Evans P./James P.
* ''Tags'': Romance, Suspense
* ''Comments'': There are some elements of a typical Marauder Era fic, but this one by far surpasses all others. The writing is excellent and well thought out, the plot revolves around more than just belligerent sexual tension, and the characters are all done justice by the author. In particular, the last section epilogue of the story is one of the most powerful things I have even read, both in published work and fiction.
** I agree with just about everything said above. I do think that it falls prey to the tendency of fanfiction authors to leave Peter out of the story, but overall it really is fantastic.
[=[[reviews:IllFightForYou]]=]


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7250343/1/Ill_Shoot_the_Shot_Bang I'll Shoot the Shot, Bang]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~wandlorean wandlorean]]
* Recommended by: [=Str8Shoot=], Powerupz77
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Harry travels back in time to shape the future into a happier one, but will he listen to Hermione's warning?
* ''Tags'': One-shot, not slash, Time travel, Foul language, Major character 'death', Angst, Tragedy

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* ''Synopsis'': "Then why won't you go out with me?" James asks quietly, looking down at me with blazing eyes. There are many reasons why I won't go out with him. 1 He's a selfish git. 2 He's not my type After his godfather's death, Harry withdraws, depressed and 3..."You would hurt me." Set in the Marauder Era, this fanfic tells the story of Lily and James' 6th year guilt-ridden. Can a visit from Lily's point of view.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lily Evans P./James P.
Ginny, Remus, and Tonks bring him to his senses?
* ''Tags'': Romance, Suspense
* ''Comments'': There are some elements of a typical Marauder Era fic, but this one by far surpasses all others. The writing is excellent and well thought out, the plot revolves around more than just belligerent sexual tension, and the characters are all done justice by the author. In particular, the last section epilogue of the story is one of the most powerful things I have even read, both in published work and fiction.
** I agree with just about everything said above. I do think that it falls prey to the tendency of fanfiction authors to leave Peter out of the story, but overall it really is fantastic.
[=[[reviews:IllFightForYou]]=]


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7250343/1/Ill_Shoot_the_Shot_Bang I'll Shoot the Shot, Bang]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~wandlorean wandlorean]]
* Recommended by: [=Str8Shoot=], Powerupz77
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Harry travels back in time to shape the future into a happier one, but will he listen to Hermione's warning?
* ''Tags'': One-shot, not slash, Time travel, Foul language, Major character 'death',
One-Shot, Angst, Tragedy Hurt/Comfort, Songfic, Sort of AU, it does follow book 5 & most of 6, but how Harry is brought from the Durselys is changed.



** This, ladies and gentlemen, is a wonderfully original take on time travel. I recently stumbled upon this little gem and am very thankful I discovered it. It is extremely well-written and the characterizations are spot-on. Time travel has become an overused plot in Harry Potter fanfiction but, here, the author takes the idea and turns it into something unique and chilling. With fics like this one, you have a character going back in time to change certain things about the future, but what would happen if [[spoiler:information about the future was given to someone like Severus Snape; a young, proud, active Death Eater very much capable of committing evil acts]]? Just when you think you know where things are headed, the author spins everything around, smacking you across the face with a [[spoiler:horrifying, tragic, and absolutely delicious twist at the end]]. A haunting, bleak, and original story with solid writing. It will leave you speechless and feeling like you've been punched in the gut. Really, there are no words. I highly recommend it.
[=[[reviews:IllShootTheShotBang]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2027554/1/In_Blood_Only In Blood Only]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/654225/E-M-Snape E.M. Snape]]''
* Recommended by: Fenro, lanky

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** This, ladies and gentlemen, is a wonderfully original take on time travel. I recently stumbled upon this little gem and am very thankful I discovered it. It is extremely well-written and the characterizations are spot-on. Time travel has become an overused plot in Harry Potter fanfiction but, here, the author takes the idea and turns it into something unique and chilling. With fics like this one, you have a character going back in time to change certain things about the future, but what would happen if [[spoiler:information about the future was given to someone like Severus Snape; a young, proud, active Death Eater very much capable of committing evil acts]]? Just when you think you know where things are headed, the author spins everything around, smacking you across the face with a [[spoiler:horrifying, tragic, and absolutely delicious twist at the end]]. A haunting, bleak, and original story with solid writing. It will leave you speechless and feeling like you've been punched in the gut. Really, there are no words. I highly recommend it.
[=[[reviews:IllShootTheShotBang]]=]


[=[[reviews:DontLetMeGo]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2027554/1/In_Blood_Only In Blood Only]]'' net/s/7129525/1/Dudley_Dursley_and_the_Quest_for_Truth Dudley Dursley and the Quest for Truth]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/654225/E-M-Snape E.M. Snape]]''
net/u/1461848/books101 books101]]''
* Recommended by: Tropers/TropicalSnow
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' When Dudley Dursley and his parents are forced to spend a year with witches and wizards, Dudley decides this is the opportunity for him to learn more about his apparently famous cousin. With Potterwatch,tall tales and magic thrown into the mix, it's bound to be an interesting journey!
* ''Tags'': Friendship, Drama
* ''Comments:'' This story is well-written and truly is an interesting and entertaining read. It also gives Dudley, Petunia and several minor characters some well-needed CharacterDevelopment along the way.
[=[[reviews:DudleyDursleyAndTheQuestForTruth]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4726291/1/Eternal_Return Eternal Return]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, chimeras, 0Wraith,
Fenro, lankyRed-Dead-Redeemer



* ''Synopsis'': Snape is Harry's father. No one is happy to hear it. R due to colorful language, dark themes, and nongraphic violence.
* ''Tags'': Colorful language, dark themes, Drama, and nongraphic violence
* ''Comments'': This is one of the best Severitus Challenge fics out there. This story is complete. See [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/123967/Severitus Severitus]] for challenge details.
** lanky adds: This is one of those stories that seems too silly to truly enjoy, and then it turns around and surprises you. Though the author pulls no punches and makes sure that we all know people suck, he adds in some truly poignant scenes which help to characterize the growing relationship between Harry and Snape. It's all topped by the fact that there's truly wonderful writing going on with this story, and again, the author pulls no punches: The duo hate one another even after the revelation, and it takes chapters and chapters before they even begin to stand one another, let alone begin to bond in any way.
[=[[reviews:InBloodOnly]]=]


''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=76603&chapter=1 In Her Hands She Held The Whole World]]'' by ''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewuser.php?uid=19219 Sirenny]]''
* Recommended by: [=Thanatos13713=], Dame-Amaryllis

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* ''Synopsis'': Snape ''Synopsis:'' Harry finds himself reincarnated as a newborn Tom Marvolo Riddle, decades in the past. Can he do what he needs to in order to ensure that he is Harry's father. No one is happy to hear it. R due to colorful language, dark themes, born and nongraphic violence.
lives out the life he remembers? Can he bear the cost?
* ''Tags'': Colorful language, dark themes, Drama, Horror
* ''Comments:'' Dark, heartbreaking
and nongraphic violence
* ''Comments'':
ultimately creepy.
** Definitely seconded, even if you saw it coming, the ending is still chilling.
** 0Wraith:
This is one of the best Severitus Challenge Harry Potter oneshots I've ever read. Very dark, very devastating. Silver Pard writes brilliant Manga/DeathNote fics out there. This story is complete. See [[http://www.too, if you're into that fandom.
[=[[reviews:EternalReturn]]=]

''[[https://www.
fanfiction.net/u/123967/Severitus Severitus]] for challenge details.
** lanky adds: This is one of those stories that seems too silly to truly enjoy, and then it turns around and surprises you. Though the author pulls no punches and makes sure that we all know people suck, he adds in some truly poignant scenes which help to characterize the growing relationship between Harry and Snape. It's all topped by the fact that there's truly wonderful writing going on with this story, and again, the author pulls no punches:
net/s/10972919/1/The-Evil-Overlord-List The duo hate one another even after the revelation, and it takes chapters and chapters before they even begin to stand one another, let alone begin to bond in any way.
[=[[reviews:InBloodOnly]]=]


''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=76603&chapter=1 In Her Hands She Held The Whole World]]''
Evil Overlord List]]'' by ''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewuser.php?uid=19219 Sirenny]]''
''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5953312/boomvroomshroom boomvroomshroom]]''
* Recommended by: [=Thanatos13713=], Dame-Amaryllismothaibabon, {{@/Robinton}}, Chrispang
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Villains always make the same dumb mistakes. Luckily, Tom Riddle happens to have a rather cunning friend in his head to make sure that he does this "conquering the world" business the RIGHT way. It's about time the bad guys won for once.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
* ''Comments'': A hilarious trope-based story, given by the [[EvilOverlordList title]], but the some of the [[DarkHumor jokes]] and its more serious plot prevents it from being put into the Crack section.
[=[[reviews:TheEvilOverlordList]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4818951/1/Fair_Trade Fair Trade]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/943028/BajaB BajaB]]''
* Recommended by: Ithanyx, @/UncloudedTJ, boonerunner, KomodoClassic, {{@/Robinton}}



* ''Synopsis'': Three years after the defeat of Voldemort, Hermione Granger looks back on the events that destroyed her world.
* ''Tags'': Dark, Angst, Heart-rending, beautifully written, and utterly chilling. A masterpiece.
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:InHerHandsSheHeldTheWholeWorld]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2412808/1/The_Innocence_Of_Guilt The Innocence of Guilt]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/479028/ENSIGN ENSIGN]]''
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter was sentenced to Azkaban prison. However he never went there. Who is this James Pathertrory who's running around the world causing problems for the Death Eaters?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
[=[[reviews:TheInnocenceOfGuilt]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6245561/1/The_Lies_that_Bind The Lies That Bind]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/522075/Zephros Zephros]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Willyolio}}

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* ''Synopsis'': Three years Harry confronts Voldemort after his sixth year at Hogwarts with an alternate reason for some of the defeat of Voldemort, Hermione Granger looks back on the events that destroyed her world.
* ''Tags'': Dark, Angst, Heart-rending, beautifully written,
Dark's Lord's failures, and utterly chilling. A masterpiece.
offers to help him out, for a price.
* Comments: ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:InHerHandsSheHeldTheWholeWorld]]=]


''[[http://www.
** A fantastic ret-con fic which shows an interesting idea of what a power that Voldemort knows not could be like.
[=[[reviews:FairTrade]]=]

[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/2412808/1/The_Innocence_Of_Guilt The Innocence of Guilt]]'' net/s/8197451/1/Fantastic-Elves-and-Where-to-Find-Them Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them]] by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/479028/ENSIGN ENSIGN]]''
net/u/651163/evansentranced evansentranced]]''
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter was sentenced to Azkaban prison. However he never went there. Who is this James Pathertrory who's running around the world causing problems for the Death Eaters?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
[=[[reviews:TheInnocenceOfGuilt]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6245561/1/The_Lies_that_Bind The Lies That Bind]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/522075/Zephros Zephros]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Willyolio}}
Kogut



* ''Synopsis'': In the midst of his sixth year, Harry rescues Daphne Greengrass from an unpleasant fate. While innocent affection grows, a shadow has been cast into the Chosen One's life that might herald him down a darker path. A path his own actions may yet create.
* ''Tags'': Torture , dark, Takes place mid-HBP, Romance and Horror
* ''Comments'': Quite a few twists for such a short fic, but it features a Dark!Harry and a good interpretation of the prophecy (''marked as an equal'' and ''power he knows not''). Also has a satisfying ending that's not all rainbows and sunshine.
[=[[reviews:TheLiesThatBind]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5761261/1/Little_Differences Little Differences]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/459592/Theta_Serpentis Theta Serpentis]]
* Recommended by: Shebali, Powerupz77

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* ''Synopsis'': In After the midst of his sixth year, Dursleys abandon six year old Harry rescues Daphne Greengrass from an unpleasant fate. While innocent affection grows, in a shadow has been cast into park in Kent, Harry comes to the Chosen One's life realization that might herald him down he is an elf. Not a darker path. house elf, though. A path forest elf. Never mind wizards vs muggles; Harry has his own actions may yet create.
thing going on.
* ''Tags'': Torture , dark, Takes place mid-HBP, Romance Character study, pre-Hogwarts, NOT a creature!fic, slightly cracky, and Horror
Adventure
* ''Comments'': Quite a few twists for such a short fic, pre-Hogwarts finished, story is supposed to continue (first chapter of sequel was posted)
[=[[reviews:Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them]]=]

''[[http://www.cosforums.com/cosarchive/showthread.php?t=25614 Fire Burns]]'' by ''[[http://www.cosforums.com/cosarchive/member.php?s=982a13218e24fbe6ac208703525643a5&u=19665 Purple Banana/Parnopius]]'
* Recommended by: skysong8, Aerin Alanna
* ''Status'': Currently being revised.
* ''Synopsis'': Set in Marauder time, seventh year,
but it features a Dark!Harry centered around the Slytherins. Second in the trilogy (Carpe Diem, Fallen Angel). Revolves around Katherine Riddle (Voldemort's daughter), her friend Remus, and a good interpretation her fellow Slytherins during their seventh year at Hogwarts. Not your traditional OC.
* ''Tags'': Humor, dark
* ''Comments'': Marauder time -- start
of 7th year at Hogwarts. Great characterization. Complex, occasionally dark, often hilarious.
** Aerin Alanna adds: Snarky, silly, dangerous, enigmatic...it's brilliantly written and extremely believable. There are other fics that go along with it, all of which are on
the prophecy (''marked as an equal'' author's sites at ff.net and ''power he knows not''). Also has a satisfying ending that's not all rainbows and sunshine.
[=[[reviews:TheLiesThatBind]]=]


Chamber of Secrets.
[=[[reviews:FireBurns]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5761261/1/Little_Differences Little Differences]]'' by [[http://www.net/s/8629685/1/Firebird-s-Son Firebird's Son]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/459592/Theta_Serpentis Theta Serpentis]]
net/s/9646669/1/The-Firebird-s-Song-Book-II-of-the-Firebird-Saga The Firebird's Song]]'', and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10373959/1/Firebird-s-Fury-Book-III-of-the-Firebird-Trilogy Firebird's Fury]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1229909/Darth-Marrs Darth Marrs]]
* Recommended by: Shebali, @/UncloudedTJ, Supernova92, [=KrspaceT=]
* ''Status'': ALL Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Think you know what the magical world is like? You're wrong. A completely AU story of Harry Potter in a world that was born from an intellectual exercise to envision what type of modern, educated society would actually permit, or even encourage, polygamy. The answer? A society with four times more women than men. But will a world run by women, in which wizards are commodities to be controlled and threats to be contained, actually be better?
* ''Tags'': AU, Drama, Fantasy
* Now [[Fanfic/FirebirdsSon has a trope page]]
[=[[reviews:FirebirdsSon]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1698919/1/The_Founders_Pendants The Founder's Pendants]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/525960/Spiral-Digger Spiral Digger]]''
* Recommended by: Oracle Seven, Fenro,
Powerupz77



* ''Synopsis'': They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. From a few hours before his birth, to the end of his eleventh birthday, this is the life Tom Marvolo Riddle.
* ''Tags'': Warnings: Occasional violence and profanity, 1920s-40s attitudes on race, gender, religion, etc. shown in characters that are historically accurate but may offend modern readers, large numbers of OCs, Drama
* ''Comments'': A most wonderful story which tells us of the origins of Voldemort, from his birth to . Can be rather dark at times, but that's to be expected, really. Incredible writing style, well-developed characters and all historical research you could wish for. It's complete, though the author acknowledges that the story is not as long as it was planned to be, ending Tom’s arc with his eleventh birthday. But please go ahead and take a look. [[http://tmr-chronicles.livejournal.com/ And be sure to check LJ version for fact finders.]] They make the experience even better.
[=[[reviews:TheRiddleChroniclesLittleDifferences]]=]



''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/pittsburghmuggle/MM01a.html Magical Moments]]'' by ''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=28811 Pittsburghmuggle]]''
* Recommended by: Anonymous

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* ''Synopsis'': They say The spirit of Salazar Slytherin has been released into an unwilling Snape and as the road to hell is paved with good intentions. From a few hours before his birth, to the end charismatic Founder takes charge of his eleventh birthday, this is body, Severus discovers the life Tom Marvolo Riddle.
only way to regain control is through his own Slytherin cunning.
* ''Tags'': Warnings: Occasional violence and profanity, 1920s-40s attitudes on race, gender, religion, etc. shown in characters that are historically accurate but may offend modern readers, large numbers of OCs, Drama
Adventure, Mystery
* ''Comments'': A most wonderful story which tells us definite AU that diverges rather forcefully from the main plot of the origins of Voldemort, books in the first chapter. Salazar comes across as a MagnificentBastard right from his birth to . Can be rather dark at times, but that's to be expected, really. Incredible writing style, well-developed characters the beginning, and all historical research you could wish for. It's complete, though the author acknowledges that it only gets better as the story continues.
** There are so few well-written Founder Fics out there. It
is not as long as it was planned good to be, ending Tom’s arc with his eleventh birthday. But please go ahead and take a look. [[http://tmr-chronicles.livejournal.com/ And be sure to check LJ version for fact finders.]] They make the experience even better.
[=[[reviews:TheRiddleChroniclesLittleDifferences]]=]



see one that is enjoyable.
[=[[reviews:TheFoundersPendants]]=]

''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/pittsburghmuggle/MM01a.html Magical Moments]]'' fanfiction.net/s/4590039/1/Future_Imperfect Future Imperfect]]'' by ''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=28811 Pittsburghmuggle]]''
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/654059/Lady_Azar_de_Tameran Lady Azar de Tameran]]
* Recommended by: AnonymousMazz, Fenro, Ayacyana



* ''Synopsis'': Following some information given to him by his brothers, Ron Weasley takes Harry Potter to sneak into a store in Diagon Alley catering to adult wizard clientele. Hermione joins them at the last moment, and there is a thrilling escape involved when the owners arrive to open the store for the day.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Sexual imagery and discussion, ''no actual sex'' by or between the characters, Erotic issues at the very least, though. Set between ''Goblet of Fire'' and ''Order of the Phoenix'', which is when it was written.
[=[[reviews:MagicalMoments]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2318355/1/Make_A_Wish Make A Wish]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/686093/Rorschach-s-Blot Rorschach's Blot]]''
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, Chuckg, Elenor, [=UnseenVoice=], lanky, @/TheMightyOne, {{@/Robinton}}

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* ''Synopsis'': Following some information given to him by his brothers, Ron Weasley takes Harry Potter to sneak into a store A world in Diagon Alley catering to adult wizard clientele. Hermione joins them at the last moment, and there is a thrilling escape involved when the owners arrive to open the store for the day.
which [[TheBadGuyWins Voldemort wins]]. [[AndThenWhat And honestly]] [[VictoryIsBoring wishes he hadn't]].
* ''Tags'': Humor, Sexual imagery Drama, Adventure, One-Shot, AU, Time travel, and discussion, ''no actual sex'' by or between Potential future slash
* Comments: Also recommended on
the characters, Erotic issues at the very least, though. Set between ''Goblet of Fire'' FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Ignores Half-Blood Prince
and ''Order Deathly Hallows but incorporates some of the Phoenix'', which is when it was written.
[=[[reviews:MagicalMoments]]=]


''[[http://www.
their elements.
[=[[reviews:FutureImperfect]]=]

''[[https://www.
fanfiction.net/s/2318355/1/Make_A_Wish Make A Wish]]'' net/s/10508117/1 The Golden Lamb]]'' by ''[[https://www.[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/686093/Rorschach-s-Blot Rorschach's Blot]]''
net/u/4363544 Starlit Skyline]]
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, Chuckg, Elenor, [=UnseenVoice=], lanky, @/TheMightyOne, {{@/Robinton}}Gamma Cavy



* ''Synopsis'': After learning the prophecy, Harry comes to the conclusion there's no way he can win against Voldemort. And if that's the case, he decides he has to get in as much living as he can before he must return to the conflict. But in the process of the whirlwind round-the-world tour he takes under an assumed name as result of that decision, he inadvertently creates a mythic figure of such proportions that even Voldemort begins to fear him.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Adventure
* ''Comments'': An enjoyable, funny story despite the author's primitive grasp of the technical rudiments of writing and the somewhat anticlimactic ending. Watching how the Wizarding World creates the myth of "Mr. Black" by misunderstanding or selectively re-interpreting the information and stories left in Harry's wake is worth the occasional frustration with Blot's style, as is the scale to which the myth eventually grows -- and how Harry reacts when he finally learns what his "last vacation before dying" has wrought. (Be warned, though, that ''Make A Wish'' starts slowly -- although the lead-up has some good if low-key humor, the funniest stuff really doesn't start to kick in until the end of chapter 10.) Anyway, don't take this story seriously -- just sit back and enjoy it. It has a sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3032621/1/The_Hunt_For_Harry_Potter The Hunt for Harry Potter]]'', which isn't ''quite'' as good in my opinion, but is still fun to read.
** The writing is amateurish, but the plot is original and engaging, the [=OCs=] interesting, and the humor spot-on.
** lanky adds: The more the story goes on, the less entertaining it gets, I found. It's an interesting read, but Harry quickly becomes a [[spoiler: BoringInvincibleHero when he stops being mistaken for a huge, powerful badass and actually becomes one. Especially after the story abandons humor to take the serious route.]] Honestly, the story could have been a lot better had it just stuck to the premise. It's still worth a read, however.
** The Mighty One adds:I partially disagree with the other comments. The writing is not amateurish, it is spot on for this kind of a story, and contributes greatly to the story's humor which is top-notch. Some chapters, for example, 14,17 and above are pure gold.
[=[[reviews:MakeAWish]]=]


''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/17319/chapters/22237 Man-eaters of Kumaon]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/ignipes/pseuds/ignipes ignipes]]''
* Recommended by: Goodwrench

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* ''Synopsis'': After learning the prophecy, Harry comes to the conclusion there's no way he can win against Voldemort. And if that's the case, he decides he has to get in as much living as he can before he must return to the conflict. But in the process of the whirlwind round-the-world tour he takes under an assumed name as result of that decision, he inadvertently creates a mythic figure of such proportions that even Voldemort begins to fear him.
A former pupil thinks about Headmaster Dumbledore, and wonders... ''Tell me headmaster, have you ever picked favorites?''
* ''Tags'': Humor, Adventure
One-shot
* ''Comments'': An enjoyable, funny story despite Also recommended on the author's primitive grasp of the technical rudiments of writing and the somewhat anticlimactic ending. Watching how the Wizarding World creates the myth of "Mr. Black" by misunderstanding or selectively re-interpreting the information and stories left in Harry's wake is worth the occasional frustration with Blot's style, as is the scale to which the myth eventually grows -- and how Harry reacts when he finally learns what his "last vacation before dying" has wrought. (Be warned, though, that ''Make A Wish'' starts slowly -- although the lead-up has some good if low-key humor, the funniest stuff really doesn't start to kick in until the end of chapter 10.) Anyway, don't take this story seriously -- just sit back and enjoy it. It has a sequel, FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:TheGoldenLamb]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3032621/1/The_Hunt_For_Harry_Potter The Hunt for Harry Potter]]'', which isn't ''quite'' as good in my opinion, but is still fun to read.
** The writing is amateurish, but
fictionalley.org/authors/after_the_rain/HBMDL01a.html Happy Birthday, Mr. Dark Lord]]'' by ''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=42339 After the plot is original and engaging, the [=OCs=] interesting, and the humor spot-on.
** lanky adds: The more the story goes on, the less entertaining it gets, I found. It's an interesting read, but Harry quickly becomes a [[spoiler: BoringInvincibleHero when he stops being mistaken for a huge, powerful badass and actually becomes one. Especially after the story abandons humor to take the serious route.]] Honestly, the story could have been a lot better had it just stuck to the premise. It's still worth a read, however.
** The Mighty One adds:I partially disagree with the other comments. The writing is not amateurish, it is spot on for this kind of a story, and contributes greatly to the story's humor which is top-notch. Some chapters, for example, 14,17 and above are pure gold.
[=[[reviews:MakeAWish]]=]


''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/17319/chapters/22237 Man-eaters of Kumaon]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/ignipes/pseuds/ignipes ignipes]]''
Rain]]''
* Recommended by: GoodwrenchValjean, @/ShadowAI, Mazz, bhadratheboss, @/{{JET73L}}, Dame-Amaryllis



* ''Synopsis'': April, 1982. Remus Lupin travels to India to track a creature that has been devouring villagers in the Himalayan foothills.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Sirius Black/Remus Lupin
* ''Tags'': action, adventure
* ''Comments'': A Lost Years fic. The author does an amazing job of portraying the local color, and this is an excellent action/adventure story as well.
[=[[reviews:ManeatersOfKumaon]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4410768/1/Measure_for_Measure Measure for Measure]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1597325/Ludwig-Mies-van-der-Rohe Ludwig Mies van der Rohe]]''
* Recommended by: Radiofreak
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Fornicate with the universe. Harry Potter's fifth year.
* ''Tags'': Featuring a sarcastic!/slightly independent!/STRAIGHT!Harry, Humor, Spiritual
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Daphne
* ''Comments:'' One of the best HP fanfics I have had the pleasure of reading, with a very well done first person view of a slightly mad Harry. Features Harry getting paid in virgins outside of a crackfic.
[=[[reviews:Theatre/MeasureForMeasure]]=]

''[[http://rowen-r.livejournal.com/13032.html The Most Grievous and Lamentable Tragedy of the Death of Lord Voldemort]]'' by rowen_r
* Recommended by: @/{{Micah}}, [=AcrossTheStars=], boonerunner, Fenro, [=HirakuJoutei=]
* ''Status'': As of July 2013, “access denied” for the Website/LiveJournal entry, and couldn’t find any mirrors.
* ''Synopsis'': ''Harry Potter'' meets Jacobean revenge tragedy.
* ''Comments'': Written pre-''Half Blood Prince''. Has stage directions like "[In a manner suggestive of profound, puppy-kicking evil]" and "[Makes frightening groaning noises just for the hell of it, the scamp]".
** It's probably twice as funny for anyone familiar with Renaissance literature, especially Shakespeare and Marlowe, so English majors, theater majors, and [=AP=] Lit students will probably laugh harder than anyone else.
* Thirded--or is it fourth-ed?--by [[@/MsByrd Ms. Byrd]]. Note that above troper is spot-on, however.
[=[[reviews:TheMostGrievousAndLamentableTragedyOfTheDeathOfLordVoldemort]]=]


''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/gallery/38444371 My Immortal Refined]]'' by ''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/ Evilkritter]]''
* Recommended By: @/MacPhisto

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* ''Synopsis'': April, 1982. Remus Lupin travels to India to track a creature Lord Voldemort announces that has been devouring villagers he's going to celebrate his birthday with Sugar Quills, Pin-the-Beak-on-the-Hippogriff, and Death Eaters in the Himalayan foothills.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Sirius Black/Remus Lupin
hula skirts. Has he finally lost his mind, or is somebody crazy like a fox?
* ''Tags'': action, adventure
* ''Comments'': A Lost Years fic. The author does an amazing job
Written between Order of portraying Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, Drama, Humor
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on
the local color, FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Achieves what all short pieces should strive for -- packing a lot of meaning into a few paragraphs. Starts out sounding like a hilarious, highly random crackfic, twists into what seems to be a great light-hearted humor piece,
and finally whiplashes at the end into [[spoiler: one of the most horrifically bleak, dark, gut-wrenching, tragic slaps in the face this is an excellent action/adventure story as well.
[=[[reviews:ManeatersOfKumaon]]=]


''[[http://www.
troper has ever read.]] The simple, two-word line [[spoiler: ''"They won't."'' hurts like a punch in the stomach.]]
[=[[reviews:HappyBirthdayMrDarkLord]]=]

''[[https://www.
fanfiction.net/s/4410768/1/Measure_for_Measure Measure for Measure]]'' net/s/9824469/1/Harry-Potter-24 Harry Potter 24]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1597325/Ludwig-Mies-van-der-Rohe Ludwig Mies van der Rohe]]''
net/u/2606444/Xavras Xavras]]''
* Recommended by: Radiofreak
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Fornicate with the universe. Harry Potter's fifth year.
* ''Tags'': Featuring a sarcastic!/slightly independent!/STRAIGHT!Harry, Humor, Spiritual
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Daphne
* ''Comments:'' One of the best HP fanfics I have had the pleasure of reading, with a very well done first person view of a slightly mad Harry. Features Harry getting paid in virgins outside of a crackfic.
[=[[reviews:Theatre/MeasureForMeasure]]=]

''[[http://rowen-r.livejournal.com/13032.html The Most Grievous and Lamentable Tragedy of the Death of Lord Voldemort]]'' by rowen_r
* Recommended by: @/{{Micah}}, [=AcrossTheStars=], boonerunner, Fenro, [=HirakuJoutei=]
* ''Status'': As of July 2013, “access denied” for the Website/LiveJournal entry, and couldn’t find any mirrors.
* ''Synopsis'': ''Harry Potter'' meets Jacobean revenge tragedy.
* ''Comments'': Written pre-''Half Blood Prince''. Has stage directions like "[In a manner suggestive of profound, puppy-kicking evil]" and "[Makes frightening groaning noises just for the hell of it, the scamp]".
** It's probably twice as funny for anyone familiar with Renaissance literature, especially Shakespeare and Marlowe, so English majors, theater majors, and [=AP=] Lit students will probably laugh harder than anyone else.
* Thirded--or is it fourth-ed?--by [[@/MsByrd Ms. Byrd]]. Note that above troper is spot-on, however.
[=[[reviews:TheMostGrievousAndLamentableTragedyOfTheDeathOfLordVoldemort]]=]


''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/gallery/38444371 My Immortal Refined]]'' by ''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/ Evilkritter]]''
* Recommended By: @/MacPhisto
Hackstory



* ''Synopsis:'' A brave soul attempts to rewrite ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''... '''[[{{Determinator}} with all the grammatical mistakes corrected!!]]'''
* ''Comments:'' This is better than an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''!
[=[[reviews:MyImmortalRefined]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/My_Nephew_Harry My Nephew Harry]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/579283/Lucillia Lucillia]]
* Recommended by: Marlee Cross, {{@/Robinton}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': During the two months she had watched her eight year-old nephews, Marge Dursley discovered that Petunia was a pathological liar, Vernon had somehow been brainwashed by that no good b***h, Dudley was the spawn of Satan, and Harry was actually a good kid.

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* ''Synopsis:'' ''Synopsis'': October 1996. A brave soul attempts 24 hour period in Harry Potter's life. Each chapter will represent 1 hour of real time. Summary details can be found inside the story. Tom Riddle is planning to rewrite ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''... '''[[{{Determinator}} end the war before it even begins. Dumbledore helps Harry and his friends do the same.
* ''Tags'': AU, Drama, Adventure, Non Canon relationships, character deaths that are non canon, characters that may be OOC although there will be reasons made clear in the story for why they are acting OOC compared to canon, and changes in how the final battle comes about.
* ''Comments'': Despite its at-times-poor grammar, the fic is overall very enjoyable and has moments of true brilliance. Watching the events of the story line up, and seeing the characters and their overlap in the ways that they do leads to some moments of that are truly amazing. Highly recommended to anyone who can get past the initial few chapters, which are admittedly not great.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5353809/12/Harry-Potter-and-the-Boy-Who-Lived Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1239654/The_Santi The Santi]]
* Recommended by Sweece, @/MagicKirby
* ''Status'': @/MagicKirby: The fanfiction link is no longer being updated, the up to date story can be found on Dark Lord Potter ''[[https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=17021&page=2 Here]]''. About a third of the way down the page of the link is where it picks up from where fanfiction left off. And please for the love of god don't post anything in the story thread.
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter loves, and is loved by, his parents, his godfather, and his brother. He isn't mistreated, abused, or neglected. So why is he a Dark Wizard? [=NonBWL!Harry=]. Not your typical Harry's brother is the Boy Who Lived story.
* ''Tags'': Adventure
* ''Comments'': An excellent fic
with all a more intelligent interesting Harry who isn't overpowered or bound by the grammatical mistakes corrected!!]]'''
* ''Comments:'' This is better than an episode
chains of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''!
[=[[reviews:MyImmortalRefined]]=]


Destiny (or some such crap).
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndBoyWhoLived]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/My_Nephew_Harry My Nephew Harry]]'' net/s/5441775/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Dagger_of_Foreboding The Dagger of Foreboding]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/579283/Lucillia Lucillia]]
net/u/936370/Lord-Drash Lord Drash]]''
* Recommended by: Marlee Cross, {{@/Robinton}}
The Omegod
* ''Status'': Complete
Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': During A supposed AU of the two months she had watched her eight year-old nephews, Marge Dursley discovered that Petunia was a pathological liar, Vernon had somehow been brainwashed by that no good b***h, Dudley was the spawn of Satan, and Harry was actually Potter series with the characters searching for the above-mentioned, Dagger of Foreboding.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Romance, AU
* ''Comments'': Honestly this is nearly impossible to describe. It is probably one of, if not the most hilarious fanfic ever made for several reasons. First, it's written in an awkward style rife with inconsistencies and contradictions and can be
a biting parody of Harry Potter fanfiction as a whole. Oh, and it has the best similes ever.
[=[[reviews:TheDaggerOfForeboding]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11950816/1/Harry-Potter-the-Game Harry Potter & the Game]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/7268383/Concept101 Concept101]]''
* Recommended by: mathewhias, Popularmmorpgs, atjenminecart18
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Harry's always liked blue. Blue is the sky he couldn't see in his cupboard. Blue is the ocean he has only read about. Blue is the alert he has leveled up. Blue is freedom. Blue is life. A Life is a game style fanfiction. Harry Potter Series Re-imagined.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Fantasy, Adventure
* ''Notes'': Also recommended on Sudden Game Interface page.
* ''Comments'': The writing is average in the first few chapters, but the author's improvement is almost tangibly visible in the later chapters. The story has many different funny, serious and emotional moments. The action is well written, there are
good kid.mystery elements and the characters have depth to them. The author has some pretty original ideas about house elves and Founders that he weaves well into the narrative of the canonesque story.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterTheGame]]=]

''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/vicarious_leigh/TPHKN.html The Power He Knows Not]]'' and sequel ''[[http://fanfiction.portkey.org/story/1585 The Triumvirate of Resolve]]'' by [[http://fanfiction.portkey.org/profile/2990 Vicarious Leigh]]
* Recommended by: throwaawy
* ''Status'': First: Complete, Sequel: ? (Dead link)
* ''Synopsis'': "During the summer between 5th and 6th year, what begins as an innocent flying lesson at the Burrow results in Harry's realization that something more is happening between he and Hermione. However, fast upon this realization is the mortifying thought that loving Hermione marks her as a tempting target in an unfinished battle with Voldemort."
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione
* ''Tags'': TPHKN is [=PG13=], TOV is M for a scene late in the story.
* ''Comments'': Both stories were written [[AlternateUniverse before HBP came out]], and cover Years 6 & 7 respectively.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterThePowerHeKnowsNot]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11475194/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Year-of-Madness Harry Potter and the Year of Madness]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3475002/ JacquiWrites]]''
* Recommended by: Schlubalybub
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter defeated Lord Voldemort twelve hours ago. Follow him through his year of madness, where he will have to deal with unbelievers, friends and family, marriage proposals, Kreacher's massive over protectiveness and interesting way of misunderstanding, and much more.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Not touched on yet, but it seems to be following canon so far.



* ''Comments'': It's obviously not a new concept by any stretch for Harry to be removed from the Dursley's custody in some way, however, the fact that ''Aunt Marge'' of all people is the one who instigates it, and quite believably I might add, is what makes this fic notable. The chapters may be short, but are still quite well written. Also of note is the very interesting AlternateCharacterInterpretation of certain characters, Vernon in particular.
[=[[reviews:MyNephewHarry]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7385465/1/My_Renewal_My_Immortal My Renewal, My Immortal ]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2837554/esbmusic42 esbmusic42]]''
* Recommended by: Melody H. Grace

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* ''Comments'': It's obviously not a new concept by any stretch for Harry to be removed from the Dursley's custody in some way, however, the fact that ''Aunt Marge'' of all people is the one who instigates it, and still being written, but it's quite believably I might add, is what makes this promising. It's not the dark, miserable sort of fic notable. The that often appears when they're set directly after the end of the battle. Three chapters may in, and it only seems to be short, but are still quite the day after. Quite slow, and the author puts in punchlines at the end of each chapter. They work surprisingly well written. Also of note is the very interesting AlternateCharacterInterpretation of certain characters, Vernon in particular.
[=[[reviews:MyNephewHarry]]=]


though.
[=[[reviews: HarryPotterandtheYearofMadness]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7385465/1/My_Renewal_My_Immortal My Renewal, My Immortal ]]'' by net/s/8918000/1/Harry-Potter-Reads-the-Multiverse Harry Potter Reads The Multiverse]]'' By ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2837554/esbmusic42 esbmusic42]]''
net/u/2164997/Crossoverpairinglover Crossoverpairinglover]]''
* Recommended by: Melody H. Grace[=KrspaceT=]



* ''Synopsis:'' Ebony Way is normal. Even if the rapidly-growing canines and love of blood say otherwise.
* ''Tags'': Rewrite, Humor, Drama
* ''Comments:'' It's basically the author's attempt to give My Immortal's Ebony D'arkness Dementia Raven Way a real personality (and a normal name). There's not much up yet, but Ebony's character is pretty good and, more to the point, the Canon characters (Draco, Hermione, etc.) are pretty close to their Canon counterparts as well. It's not that long yet, but it's definitely worth the read.



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/750576/1/Never_Alone_Never_Again Never Alone Never Again]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/206866/Bored_Beyond_Belief Bored Beyond Belief]]
* Recommended: by Zephyr7

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* ''Synopsis:'' Ebony Way is normal. Even if ''Synopsis'' "We've all seen Harry Potter, friends and enemies read his past, but what happens when he gains the rapidly-growing canines opportunity to read the adventures of entirely different Harry Potters. Completely original stories that can range from harem tales to X-overs to pairings that don't make sense. Reading stars including students, staff, death eaters and love of blood say otherwise.
the Dursleys.
* ''Tags'': Rewrite, Humor, Drama
Adventure
* ''Comments:'' It's basically the author's attempt to give My Immortal's Ebony D'arkness Dementia Raven Way a real personality (and a normal name). There's ''Comments' While not much up yet, but Ebony's character is pretty good and, more written to the point, levels of say, Firebird's Son, the Canon characters (Draco, Hermione, etc.) are pretty close to their Canon counterparts as well. It's sheer uniqueness of the idea helps make up for the above average but not that long yet, but it's definitely worth the read.



stellar quality.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterReadsTheMultiverse]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/750576/1/Never_Alone_Never_Again Never Alone Never Again]]'' net/s/7608009/1/Harry-Potter-The-Boy-Who-Lived-a-Lie Harry Potter: The Boy Who Lived a Lie]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/206866/Bored_Beyond_Belief Bored Beyond Belief]]
net/u/3475002/Jacqui-The-Pirate Jacqui The Pirate]]
* Recommended: Recommended by: Schlubalybub
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': The writers of other books about Harry Potter have never had the pleasure or indeed misfortune of meeting him. I, Rita Skeeter have met him numerous times, which allows me to give the readers an insight into his life, a biography that I hope will provide an illuminating insight to "The Boy Who Lived"
* ''Tags'': Rita's POV
* ''Comments'': No pairings that weren't in the canon, and not really built on more within the fanfic, but this one isn't really about building on the story, but seeing it from another point of view, namely Rita's. As Rita wasn't exactly Harry's biggest fan within the canon, but writing a book about him anyway, I think that this fanfic also shows a lot about Rita herself- moreso than Harry or any of the other characters- she basically sees Harry as a way to make money, and it's stated numerous times that Harry refuses to speak to Rita, and would not be interviewed for the book.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterTheBoyWhoLivedALie]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9383913/1/How-Potter-Broke-Black How Potter Broke Black]]''
by Zephyr7''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4774946/We-re-All-M-M-Mad-Here We're All M-M-Mad Here]]''
* Recommended by: KomodoClassic



* ''Synopsis'': Harry's holiday reaches its lowest point. Will Harry finally be able to have the kind of love everyone else seems to take for granted?
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst
* ''Comments'': This was a well-executed fic with strong characterization and amazing development and layers to the characters. Harry's suffering (combined from the Dursleys' abuse, the worsening nightmares and the emotional and physical pain that came with Voldemort's return) was just gut-wrenching for Harry's loved ones and for the readers to see. There are some parts in the story that can be quite dark and it seems like Harry won't be getting better. But there are some lighthearted moments, some [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] and some Tearjerker moments to balance it out, leading up to a BittersweetEnding.
** The one-shot sequel ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1957391/1/Make_a_Joyful_Noise Make a Joyful Noise]]'' couldn't have ended the story any better.
[=[[reviews:NeverAloneNeverAgain]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5399481/1/Not_bGo_b_bGentle_b Not Go Gentle]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/881050/cloneserpents Cloneserpents]]''
* Recommended by: [=MrMous=]
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry goes on a Horcrux hunt, but is captured. Meanwhile, Hermione and Ron are having relationship problems...
* ''Pairing(s)'': HP/HG/SB/DG
* ''Tags'': Horror, Tragedy, WARNING: This work contains depictions of sex, and group acts with both consensual and non-consensual sex scenes, graphic violence, (including but not limited to torture, murder, mutilation, rape, and more), These actions will happen TO and be performed BY major canon characters (both protagonists and antagonists). This is a horror story so readers should expect evil activity from canon characters.
* ''Comments'': I have read this, and if you are faint-hearted, or under 14 view Discretion is advised.
[=[[reviews:NotGoGentle]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3625984/1/A_Place_for_Warriors A Place For Warriors]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~owlsaway owlsaway]]
* Recommended by: @/{{Sharysa}}, Fenro

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* ''Synopsis'': Harry's holiday reaches its lowest point. Will Harry "Sirius Black. He always was a brilliant actor. That's why no one ever really knew the real him. Well that was until Regulus finally be able discovers the secret he has been hiding. Sirius plans for no one else to find out, but when have plans ever worked out in the kind of love everyone else seems to take wizarding world?" No one knows the truth about Sirius' home life, not even James. When Sirius goes home for granted?
the summer, his mother gives him a terrible ultimatum that will break him down further than anyone should ever go. Sirius is the strongest person any of them know--but even he can't fight forever.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst
Angst, Friendship
* ''Comments'': This was This...is not a well-executed fic with strong characterization and amazing development and layers to the characters. Harry's suffering (combined from the Dursleys' abuse, the worsening nightmares and the emotional and physical pain that came with Voldemort's return) was just gut-wrenching for Harry's loved ones and for the readers to see. happy fic. Sirius is beaten down like crazy. It doesn't even feel like angst, because it's quite well-written. There are some parts in semi-frequent grammatical and spelling errors, but they don't detract from the story that can story. And really? I just want to be quite dark and it seems like Harry won't be getting better. But there are some lighthearted moments, some [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] and some Tearjerker moments to balance it out, leading up to a BittersweetEnding.
** The one-shot sequel ''[[http://www.
Sirius' friend after reading this. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Not. A happy. Fic.]]

''[[https://www.
fanfiction.net/s/1957391/1/Make_a_Joyful_Noise Make a Joyful Noise]]'' couldn't have ended the story any better.
[=[[reviews:NeverAloneNeverAgain]]=]


''[[http://www.
net/s/2418008/1/Icarus Icarus]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5399481/1/Not_bGo_b_bGentle_b Not Go Gentle]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/881050/cloneserpents Cloneserpents]]''
net/u/479439/MarbleGlove MarbleGlove]]''
* Recommended by: [=MrMous=]
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry goes on a Horcrux hunt, but is captured. Meanwhile, Hermione and Ron are having relationship problems...
* ''Pairing(s)'': HP/HG/SB/DG
* ''Tags'': Horror, Tragedy, WARNING: This work contains depictions of sex, and group acts with both consensual and non-consensual sex scenes, graphic violence, (including but not limited to torture, murder, mutilation, rape, and more), These actions will happen TO and be performed BY major canon characters (both protagonists and antagonists). This is a horror story so readers should expect evil activity from canon characters.
* ''Comments'': I have read this, and if you are faint-hearted, or under 14 view Discretion is advised.
[=[[reviews:NotGoGentle]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3625984/1/A_Place_for_Warriors A Place For Warriors]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~owlsaway owlsaway]]
* Recommended by: @/{{Sharysa}}, Fenro
Sallera



* ''Synopsis'': Dumbledore locks Harry and Snape in the Room of Requirement. Harry's magic works, and Snape's doesn't. Will they kill each other? No slash.
* ''Tags'': Drama
* ''Comments'': A fifteen-chapter BottleEpisode begins as Dumbledore [[LockedInARoom locks Harry and Snape in the Room of Requirement]] for a week, and as the focus on Snape and Harry's interaction is very tight even after they manage to get out, the cast is still less than ten people.
** The explosive mesh of "screwed-up-teenager" plus "screwed-up-adult" strikes a very weird but audible chord, and Dumbledore is presented as a flawed human rather than an emotionless chessmaster. The interactions between Snape and Harry are excrutiatingly powerful once they realize their similarities, and this is twenty-five chapters of TalkingHeads that you will not resist reading out loud. And that friend you rope into reading with you won't mind, either.
** @/ShayGuy: Excellent characterization indeed, but be warned that it falls into the common fanfic trap of overdoing the Dursleys' abuse. (I mean, really, [[spoiler:Harry considering suicide at age seven]]?)
*** Unfortunately this troper knows someone who considered the very same at age three. It's probably not that uncommon.
[=[[reviews:APlaceForWarriors]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5554780/ Poison Pen]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1013852/GenkaiFan Genkai Fan]]''
* Recommended By: @/{{Mandrke}}, @/UncloudedTJ, @/LooneyToons

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* ''Synopsis'': In her seventh year, Hermione needs a supervisor for a Transfiguration research project, but [=McGonagall=] and Dumbledore locks Harry and Snape in are too busy with the Room war. There's one more Master of Requirement. Harry's magic works, and Snape's doesn't. Will they kill each other? No slash.
Transfiguration in Britain, though... he's just on the other side. She decides to write a letter.
* ''Tags'': Drama
Horror
* ''Comments'': A fifteen-chapter BottleEpisode begins as Dumbledore [[LockedInARoom locks Harry Surprisingly, not crack at all, and Snape in nearly a TearJerker.
** Seconded by @/{{Nictis}}, this is one of
the Room of Requirement]] for best stories I've seen with a week, and as the focus on Snape and Harry's interaction is very tight even after they manage to get out, the cast is still less than ten people.
** The explosive mesh of "screwed-up-teenager" plus "screwed-up-adult" strikes a very weird but audible chord, and Dumbledore is presented as a flawed human rather than an emotionless chessmaster. The interactions
letters between Snape characters and Harry are excrutiatingly powerful once they realize their similarities, and this is twenty-five chapters of TalkingHeads that you will not resist reading out loud. And that friend you rope into reading with you won't mind, either.
** @/ShayGuy: Excellent characterization indeed, but be warned that it falls into
I loved the common fanfic trap of overdoing the Dursleys' abuse. (I mean, really, [[spoiler:Harry considering suicide at age seven]]?)
*** Unfortunately this troper knows someone who considered the very same at age three. It's probably not that uncommon.
[=[[reviews:APlaceForWarriors]]=]


ending.
[=[[reviews: Icarus]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5554780/ Poison Pen]]'', net/s/2782587/1/Ill_Fight_For_You I'll Fight For you]]'' by ''[[https://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1013852/GenkaiFan Genkai Fan]]''
net/u/14403/Hazelmist Hazelmist]]''
* Recommended By: @/{{Mandrke}}, @/UncloudedTJ, @/LooneyToonsby: Drjafjaf, [=HirakuJoutei=], KomodoClassic



* ''Synopsis'': "Harry has had enough of seeing his reputation shredded in the Daily Prophet and decides to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters." As quoted from the author's page.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': It has its ups and downs but the overall story has enough twists and turns to keep you interested. The plot revolves around the wizarding world's reaction to the writings of one "Oliver Twist" during the summer between the 4th and 5th book and goes on from there. It brings up some good points about how stupid the wizarding world can be, especially during wartime. It's also a finished work with the author ruling out sequels or side stories, so what you see is all you'll get.
* ''Comments'': Ruined by killing Voldemort in blatant deus ex machina event.
** Suffers a bit from RonTheDeathEater. Ron is reduced to dumb muscle, and Hermione to a goody-two-shoes who believes anything she's told. Even Professor [=McGonagall=] and Molly Weasley are vilified. The ending is also quite abrupt.
[=[[reviews:PoisonPen]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5378440/1/The_Potions_Masters_Nephew The Potions Master's Nephew]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/260841/SeverelySnaped1 SeverelySnaped1]]''
* Recommended By: Kittastrophe, KomodoClassic

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* ''Synopsis'': "Harry has had enough of seeing his reputation shredded "Then why won't you go out with me?" James asks quietly, looking down at me with blazing eyes. There are many reasons why I won't go out with him. 1 He's a selfish git. 2 He's not my type and 3..."You would hurt me." Set in the Daily Prophet Marauder Era, this fanfic tells the story of Lily and decides to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters." As quoted James' 6th year from the author's page.
Lily's point of view.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lily Evans P./James P.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
Romance, Suspense
* ''Comments'': It has its ups There are some elements of a typical Marauder Era fic, but this one by far surpasses all others. The writing is excellent and downs but well thought out, the overall story has enough twists and turns to keep you interested. The plot revolves around more than just belligerent sexual tension, and the wizarding world's reaction characters are all done justice by the author. In particular, the last section epilogue of the story is one of the most powerful things I have even read, both in published work and fiction.
** I agree with just about everything said above. I do think that it falls prey
to the writings tendency of one "Oliver Twist" during fanfiction authors to leave Peter out of the summer between the 4th and 5th book and goes on from there. It brings up some good points about how stupid the wizarding world can be, especially during wartime. It's also a finished work with the author ruling out sequels or side stories, so what you see story, but overall it really is all you'll get.
* ''Comments'': Ruined by killing Voldemort in blatant deus ex machina event.
** Suffers a bit from RonTheDeathEater. Ron is reduced to dumb muscle, and Hermione to a goody-two-shoes who believes anything she's told. Even Professor [=McGonagall=] and Molly Weasley are vilified. The ending is also quite abrupt.
[=[[reviews:PoisonPen]]=]


''[[http://www.
fantastic.
[=[[reviews:IllFightForYou]]=]

[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/5378440/1/The_Potions_Masters_Nephew The Potions Master's Nephew]]'' net/s/7250343/1/Ill_Shoot_the_Shot_Bang I'll Shoot the Shot, Bang]] by ''[[https://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/260841/SeverelySnaped1 SeverelySnaped1]]''
net/~wandlorean wandlorean]]
* Recommended By: Kittastrophe, KomodoClassicby: [=Str8Shoot=], Powerupz77



* ''Synopsis'': An accident occurs and Professor Snape finds himself trapped in his fifteen-year-old body. Enrolled into Harry Potter's fifth year, he is forced to hide his true identity. Girls, drama and teenage angst do not bode well with Severus.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': Probably my favourite "FountainOfYouth" fic. The writing is beautifully done and the plot development is excellent. It eventually contains some Draco/Ginny (well-written, I add). It looked like a deadfic for a while, but when the author eventually finished it, the edited version was put up all at once. Anyway, excellent characterization, and who doesn't want to read youthified!Snape? It's fun!
[=[[reviews:ThePotionsMastersNephew]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1260679/1/ Realizations]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/352362/Wishweaver Wishweaver]]''
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, @/{{Seraviel}}, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Alfa290}}
* ''Status'': Dead (hasn't updated since 2010)
* ''Synopsis'': A ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fic set in the summer after ''Goblet of Fire'' -- Harry comes back from Hogwarts to discover the Dursleys have packed up and moved to Australia without telling him, and he must find a way to survive the summer without unnecessarily alarming anyone.
* ''Tags'': AU Summer before Fifth Year, Not particularly fast paced.
* ''Comments'':
** What's especially notable about this fic is that the Fridge Logic employed is never condescending to Canon and that nobody is villified- even the way that Harry's abuse escaped the notice of the Order and the Ministry is covered in an amazingly believable way (One Ministry social worker mistakes Petunia's violent reaction against Magic as protectiveness and shielding Harry from potential Death Eaters!), and once I got over Figg being a full witch and not a squib, my suspension of disbelief has never wavered.
[=[[reviews:Realizations]]=]


''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/924488 Reclamation]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/copperbadge/pseuds/copperbadge copperbadge]]''
* Recommended by: Lavanya Six, boonerunner, {{@/Robinton}}

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* ''Synopsis'': An accident occurs and Professor Snape finds himself trapped in his fifteen-year-old body. Enrolled into Harry Potter's fifth year, travels back in time to shape the future into a happier one, but will he is forced listen to hide his true identity. Girls, drama and teenage angst do not bode well with Severus.
Hermione's warning?
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
One-shot, not slash, Time travel, Foul language, Major character 'death', Angst, Tragedy
* ''Comments'': Probably my favourite "FountainOfYouth" fic. The writing Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** This, ladies and gentlemen,
is beautifully done a wonderfully original take on time travel. I recently stumbled upon this little gem and am very thankful I discovered it. It is extremely well-written and the characterizations are spot-on. Time travel has become an overused plot development is excellent. It eventually contains some Draco/Ginny (well-written, I add). It looked like a deadfic for a while, but when in Harry Potter fanfiction but, here, the author eventually finished it, takes the edited version idea and turns it into something unique and chilling. With fics like this one, you have a character going back in time to change certain things about the future, but what would happen if [[spoiler:information about the future was put up all at once. Anyway, excellent characterization, given to someone like Severus Snape; a young, proud, active Death Eater very much capable of committing evil acts]]? Just when you think you know where things are headed, the author spins everything around, smacking you across the face with a [[spoiler:horrifying, tragic, and who doesn't want to read youthified!Snape? It's fun!
[=[[reviews:ThePotionsMastersNephew]]=]



absolutely delicious twist at the end]]. A haunting, bleak, and original story with solid writing. It will leave you speechless and feeling like you've been punched in the gut. Really, there are no words. I highly recommend it.
[=[[reviews:IllShootTheShotBang]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1260679/1/ Realizations]]'' net/s/2027554/1/In_Blood_Only In Blood Only]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/352362/Wishweaver Wishweaver]]''
net/u/654225/E-M-Snape E.M. Snape]]''
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, @/{{Seraviel}}, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Alfa290}}
* ''Status'': Dead (hasn't updated since 2010)
* ''Synopsis'': A ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fic set in the summer after ''Goblet of Fire'' -- Harry comes back from Hogwarts to discover the Dursleys have packed up and moved to Australia without telling him, and he must find a way to survive the summer without unnecessarily alarming anyone.
* ''Tags'': AU Summer before Fifth Year, Not particularly fast paced.
* ''Comments'':
** What's especially notable about this fic is that the Fridge Logic employed is never condescending to Canon and that nobody is villified- even the way that Harry's abuse escaped the notice of the Order and the Ministry is covered in an amazingly believable way (One Ministry social worker mistakes Petunia's violent reaction against Magic as protectiveness and shielding Harry from potential Death Eaters!), and once I got over Figg being a full witch and not a squib, my suspension of disbelief has never wavered.
[=[[reviews:Realizations]]=]


''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/924488 Reclamation]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/copperbadge/pseuds/copperbadge copperbadge]]''
* Recommended by: Lavanya Six, boonerunner, {{@/Robinton}}
Fenro, lanky



* ''Synopsis:'' In an alternate universe, one man still struggles with a moral decision made many years before.
* ''Tags'': Alternate Universe, Precognition, Discussions of Suicide, Homophobia, a relatively happy ending as unlikely as that sounds
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** My favorite HP one-shot. It explores the life and mind of [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] in a world where, like a recovering alcoholic, he makes an conscious effort each day to not turn Dark.
** Seconded by @/{{Thanos6}}. Much like ''Series/{{Dexter}},'' this fic explores someone who is essentially a sociopath who is just barely clinging to morality by his fingernails.
[=[[reviews:Reclamation]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1399984/1/Recnac_Transfaerso Recnac Transfaerso]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/406888/Celebony Celebony]]
* Recommended by: Animaluver

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* ''Synopsis:'' In an alternate universe, ''Synopsis'': Snape is Harry's father. No one man still struggles with a moral decision made many years before.
is happy to hear it. R due to colorful language, dark themes, and nongraphic violence.
* ''Tags'': Alternate Universe, Precognition, Discussions Colorful language, dark themes, Drama, and nongraphic violence
* ''Comments'': This is one
of Suicide, Homophobia, a relatively happy ending as unlikely as that sounds
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on
the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** My favorite HP one-shot. It explores the life and mind of [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] in a world where, like a recovering alcoholic, he makes an conscious effort each day to not turn Dark.
** Seconded by @/{{Thanos6}}. Much like ''Series/{{Dexter}},'' this fic explores someone who
best Severitus Challenge fics out there. This story is essentially a sociopath who is just barely clinging to morality by his fingernails.
[=[[reviews:Reclamation]]=]


''[[http://www.
complete. See [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1399984/1/Recnac_Transfaerso Recnac Transfaerso]]'' net/u/123967/Severitus Severitus]] for challenge details.
** lanky adds: This is one of those stories that seems too silly to truly enjoy, and then it turns around and surprises you. Though the author pulls no punches and makes sure that we all know people suck, he adds in some truly poignant scenes which help to characterize the growing relationship between Harry and Snape. It's all topped
by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/406888/Celebony Celebony]]
the fact that there's truly wonderful writing going on with this story, and again, the author pulls no punches: The duo hate one another even after the revelation, and it takes chapters and chapters before they even begin to stand one another, let alone begin to bond in any way.
[=[[reviews:InBloodOnly]]=]

''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=76603&chapter=1 In Her Hands She Held The Whole World]]'' by ''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewuser.php?uid=19219 Sirenny]]''
* Recommended by: Animaluver[=Thanatos13713=], Dame-Amaryllis



* ''Synopsis'': In a rash act of self-sacrifice, Harry saves a dying Muggle by magically transferring the man's cancer to himself. Now, going through his fifth year with a terrible secret, he begins to realize just what he's given up.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione
* ''Tags'': Drama, Romance, And Abuse, angst
* ''Comments'': Like the synopsis says, there is abuse, but this story is so heartrendingly sad, yet so inspirational, it's difficult to stop reading. The characters are well-written, keeping in canon even as they grow in their own way.
[=[[reviews:RecnacTransfaerso]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3702657/1/The_Reign_of_Theodore_Nott# The Reign of Theodore Nott]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/471093/Amadea Amadea]]
* Recommended by: [=AwayLaughing=]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Draco Malfoy never noticed Theodore Nott at all until sixth year when his task starts to weigh heavily on his mind along with death and all things surrounding it. Very much a character driven work,
* ''Pairing(s)'': Draco/Pansy is there and some slash if your goggles are on, but that is very much not the point of this work.
* ''Tags'': One-shot, Drama, Mature Language

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* ''Synopsis'': In a rash act of self-sacrifice, Harry saves a dying Muggle by magically transferring Three years after the man's cancer to himself. Now, going through his fifth year with a terrible secret, he begins to realize just what he's given up.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione
defeat of Voldemort, Hermione Granger looks back on the events that destroyed her world.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Romance, And Abuse, angst
* ''Comments'': Like the synopsis says, there is abuse, but this story is so heartrendingly sad, yet so inspirational, it's difficult to stop reading. The characters are well-written, keeping in canon even as they grow in their own way.
[=[[reviews:RecnacTransfaerso]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3702657/1/The_Reign_of_Theodore_Nott# The Reign of Theodore Nott]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/471093/Amadea Amadea]]
* Recommended by: [=AwayLaughing=]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Draco Malfoy never noticed Theodore Nott at all until sixth year when his task starts to weigh heavily on his mind along with death
Dark, Angst, Heart-rending, beautifully written, and all things surrounding it. Very much a character driven work,
* ''Pairing(s)'': Draco/Pansy is there and some slash if your goggles are on, but that is very much not the point of this work.
* ''Tags'': One-shot, Drama, Mature Language
utterly chilling. A masterpiece.



[=[[reviews:TheReignOfTheodoreNott]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4714715/1/Renegade_Cause Renegade Cause]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1613119/Silens_Cursor Silens Cursor]]
* Recommended by: @/USABobcat, Vazeron1

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4714715/1/Renegade_Cause Renegade Cause]]'' net/s/2412808/1/The_Innocence_Of_Guilt The Innocence of Guilt]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1613119/Silens_Cursor Silens Cursor]]
net/u/479028/ENSIGN ENSIGN]]''
* Recommended by: @/USABobcat, Vazeron1@/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter was sentenced to Azkaban prison. However he never went there. Who is this James Pathertrory who's running around the world causing problems for the Death Eaters?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
[=[[reviews:TheInnocenceOfGuilt]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9079271/1/The-Last-Straw-Oneshot The Last Straw]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4585555/AlbusPHolmes AlbusPHolmes]]''
* Recommended by" Kogut



* ''Synopsis'': At the start of Order of the Phoenix, the Ministry comes to take Harry into custody for using a Patronus charm in front of a Muggle. Harry, warned by Dumbledore to not let them destroy his wand, defends himself. Things change.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Tonks
* ''Tags'': Tragedy, Crime
* ''Comments'': An in-depth look at the darker arts of Magic, the darker forms of politics, and the darker morals. And not just Voldemort or Fudge, for once.. Harry makes difficult decisions, Voldemort delves in Spell Creation, and it is very violent.
[=[[reviews:RenegadeCause]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6719754/1/Reunion Reunion]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2625306/movinggirl movinggirl]]''
* Recommended by: Aromli, Mazz, Dame-Amaryllis

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* ''Synopsis'': At the start of Order of the Phoenix, the Ministry comes to take Harry into custody for using a Patronus charm in front of a Muggle. Harry, warned by ''Synopsis:'' "A chance encounter leads Dumbledore to not let them destroy finally make the decision to confront his wand, defends himself. Things change.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Tonks
demons. Or more specifically the one demon who started it all - Gellert Grindelwald."
* ''Tags'': Tragedy, Crime
No Slash, Adventure and Mystery
* ''Comments'': An in-depth look at Comments: Also recommended on the darker arts of Magic, the darker forms of politics, and the darker morals. And not just Voldemort or Fudge, for once.. Harry makes difficult decisions, Voldemort delves in Spell Creation, and it is very violent.
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FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6719754/1/Reunion Reunion]]'' net/s/6245561/1/The_Lies_that_Bind The Lies That Bind]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2625306/movinggirl movinggirl]]''
net/u/522075/Zephros Zephros]]''
* Recommended by: Aromli, Mazz, Dame-Amaryllis@/{{Willyolio}}



* ''Synopsis'': James and Lily Potter have had to learn everything about their son through people who have died and come Above. But after 100 long years on Earth, Harry's finally at the Gate. Now James and Lily will get to meet their son, for the very first time.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lilly/James
* ''Tags'': Family, Angst
* ''Comments'': Character death is a lot more [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming heartwarming]] from the eternal side of the Gate. Also, it's fun to see James and Lily learn about Harry second-hand. As James says, "Coolest. Son. EVER."
[=[[reviews:Reunion]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2488754/1/A_Second_Chance_at_Life A Second Chance at Life]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/100447/Miranda-Flairgold Miranda Flairgold]]''
* Recommended by: rheasilviadiroma

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* ''Synopsis'': James and Lily Potter have had to learn everything about their son through people who have died and come Above. But after 100 long years on Earth, Harry's finally at In the Gate. Now James and Lily will get to meet their son, for midst of his sixth year, Harry rescues Daphne Greengrass from an unpleasant fate. While innocent affection grows, a shadow has been cast into the very first time.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lilly/James
Chosen One's life that might herald him down a darker path. A path his own actions may yet create.
* ''Tags'': Family, Angst
Torture , dark, Takes place mid-HBP, Romance and Horror
* ''Comments'': Character death is Quite a lot more [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming heartwarming]] from the eternal side few twists for such a short fic, but it features a Dark!Harry and a good interpretation of the Gate. Also, it's fun to see James prophecy (''marked as an equal'' and Lily learn about Harry second-hand. As James says, "Coolest. Son. EVER."
[=[[reviews:Reunion]]=]



''power he knows not''). Also has a satisfying ending that's not all rainbows and sunshine.
[=[[reviews:TheLiesThatBind]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2488754/1/A_Second_Chance_at_Life A Second Chance at Life]]'' net/s/5200789/1/The-Life-And-Times The Life And Times]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/100447/Miranda-Flairgold Miranda Flairgold]]''
net/u/376071/Jewels5 Jewels5]]''
* Recommended by: rheasilviadiroma{{tropicalbeaches}}
* ''Status'': Dormant: Last update 2013
* ''Synopsis'': She was dramatic. He was dynamic. She was precise. He was impulsive. He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart require time.
* ''Pairing(s)'': James P./Lily Evans P.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure
* ''Comments'': [[Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimes Has it's own page]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5761261/1/Little_Differences Little Differences]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/459592/Theta_Serpentis Theta Serpentis]]
* Recommended by: Shebali, Powerupz77



* ''Synopsis'': When Voldemort’s assassins find him Harry flees seeking a place to prepare for the battle. Bloodmagic, wandlessmagic, necromancy, fae, a thunderbird, demons, vampires. Harry finds the strength & allies to win a war.
* ''Tags'': Adventure
* ''Comments'': A Second Chance at Life and its sequels, Changes in a Time of War and A Magical World is a realistic take on the overdone 'Harry gets into a new school' cliche. It's a complete AU of Deathly Hallows, and features a much more diverse magical world, new forms of magic (which are fully explained by the story instead of AppliedPhlebotinum). Unfortunately A Magical World hasn't been updated since 2009, and leaves a lot of plot points hanging. Her older works aren't that stellar either.
[=[[reviews:ASecondChanceAtLife]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/150716/1/The_Serpent_of_Lord_Voldemort The Serpent of Lord Voldemort]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/9000/Angie-Astravic Angie Astravic]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Leradny}}

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* ''Synopsis'': When Voldemort’s assassins find him Harry flees seeking a place to prepare for They say the battle. Bloodmagic, wandlessmagic, necromancy, fae, road to hell is paved with good intentions. From a thunderbird, demons, vampires. Harry finds few hours before his birth, to the strength & allies to win a war.
end of his eleventh birthday, this is the life Tom Marvolo Riddle.
* ''Tags'': Adventure
Warnings: Occasional violence and profanity, 1920s-40s attitudes on race, gender, religion, etc. shown in characters that are historically accurate but may offend modern readers, large numbers of OCs, Drama
* ''Comments'': A Second Chance most wonderful story which tells us of the origins of Voldemort, from his birth to . Can be rather dark at Life times, but that's to be expected, really. Incredible writing style, well-developed characters and its sequels, Changes in a Time of War and A Magical World is a realistic take on the overdone 'Harry gets into a new school' cliche. all historical research you could wish for. It's a complete AU of Deathly Hallows, and features a much more diverse magical world, new forms of magic (which are fully explained by complete, though the author acknowledges that the story instead of AppliedPhlebotinum). Unfortunately A Magical World hasn't been updated since 2009, is not as long as it was planned to be, ending Tom’s arc with his eleventh birthday. But please go ahead and leaves take a lot of plot points hanging. Her older works aren't that stellar either.
[=[[reviews:ASecondChanceAtLife]]=]


look. [[http://tmr-chronicles.livejournal.com/ And be sure to check LJ version for fact finders.]] They make the experience even better.
[=[[reviews:TheRiddleChroniclesLittleDifferences]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9860311/1/A-Long-Journey-Home A Long Journey Home]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/236698/Rakeesh Rakeesh]]''
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Ongoing (sporadic updates).
* Synopsis: In one world, it was Harry Potter who defeated Voldemort. In another, it was Jasmine Potter instead. But her victory wasn't the end - her struggles continued long afterward. And began long, long before.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure, Fem!Harry, Powerful!Harry, AlternateUniverseFic, and TimeTravel
* ''Comments'': [[Fanfic/ALongJourneyHome Has it's own page]]
[=[[reviews:ALongJourneyHome]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/150716/1/The_Serpent_of_Lord_Voldemort The Serpent of Lord Voldemort]]'' fictionalley.org/authors/pittsburghmuggle/MM01a.html Magical Moments]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/9000/Angie-Astravic Angie Astravic]]''
''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=28811 Pittsburghmuggle]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Leradny}}Anonymous



* ''Synopsis'': Harry can turn into a snake. This power saves him when Voldemort turns up at Privet Drive and blows up the (empty) Dursley's house -- instead of killing Harry on sight, Voldemort just thinks he's a real snake who can recognize Harry Potter, and takes him prisoner.
* ''Tags'': Mystery, Adventure
* ''Comments'': Voldemort has some of the oddest yet most in-character [[PetTheDog Pet The Snake]] moments ''EVER.''
** This fic is the fourth in a series of fics: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/26790/1/An_Unwelcome_Visitor An Unwelcome Visitor]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/21522/1/Under_the_Rose_Bush Under the Rose Bush]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/59464/1/The_Serpent The Serpent]]
** Aryllia: There are some vague part in the plots that the author cover by including a Q&A session in the end of each chapter. I can't say that I in any way see why the author couldn't just as well have enforced these part in-story, as well as why spoilers seem to be given out there.
[=[[reviews:TheSerpentOfLordVoldemort]]=]


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/948492/1/Summon-the-Lambs-to-Slaughter Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
* Recommended by: Powerupz77
* Status: Dead, last updated Mar 28, 2006
* ''Synopsis'': When a bizarre transfer student comes to Hogwarts, Snape pushes her to the breaking point. But when he's accused of a crime he never committed, she is the only one who can prove his innocence.
* ''tags'': Drama, Adventure, AU, Darkfic
* ''Comments:'' If you can ignore the slightly canon-deviant things, but enjoy the blatantly and proudly AU, this DarkFic is utterly brilliant. It continues from Fifth Year with the arrival of Rebecca Stanhope, a transfer student from the Disabled American Institute of Magical Studies. Problems encountered due to her disability is well thought-out, as it is a bit of a SelfInsertFic. The tone of the story gets dark pretty quickly, and readers will enjoy the complex storyline and wry humour. Sadly, the story abruptly ends, leaving readers to fill in the gaps.
[=[[reviews: Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]=]


''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/read.php?storyid=1285&chapno=1 Sounds Like a Breakfast Cereal]]'' by ''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/index.php?action=profile&id=372 Ara Kane]]''
* Recommended by: @/MtheR

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* ''Synopsis'': Following some information given to him by his brothers, Ron Weasley takes Harry can turn Potter to sneak into a snake. This power saves him store in Diagon Alley catering to adult wizard clientele. Hermione joins them at the last moment, and there is a thrilling escape involved when Voldemort turns up at Privet Drive and blows up the (empty) Dursley's house -- instead of killing Harry on sight, Voldemort just thinks he's a real snake who can recognize Harry Potter, and takes him prisoner.
owners arrive to open the store for the day.
* ''Tags'': Mystery, Adventure
* ''Comments'': Voldemort has some
Humor, Sexual imagery and discussion, ''no actual sex'' by or between the characters, Erotic issues at the very least, though. Set between ''Goblet of Fire'' and ''Order of the oddest yet most in-character [[PetTheDog Pet The Snake]] moments ''EVER.''
** This fic
Phoenix'', which is the fourth in a series of fics: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/26790/1/An_Unwelcome_Visitor An Unwelcome Visitor]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/21522/1/Under_the_Rose_Bush Under the Rose Bush]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/59464/1/The_Serpent The Serpent]]
** Aryllia: There are some vague part in the plots that the author cover by including a Q&A session in the end of each chapter. I can't say that I in any way see why the author couldn't just as well have enforced these part in-story, as well as why spoilers seem to be given out there.
[=[[reviews:TheSerpentOfLordVoldemort]]=]


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/948492/1/Summon-the-Lambs-to-Slaughter Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
* Recommended by: Powerupz77
* Status: Dead, last updated Mar 28, 2006
* ''Synopsis'': When a bizarre transfer student comes to Hogwarts, Snape pushes her to the breaking point. But
when he's accused of a crime he never committed, she is the only one who can prove his innocence.
* ''tags'': Drama, Adventure, AU, Darkfic
* ''Comments:'' If you can ignore the slightly canon-deviant things, but enjoy the blatantly and proudly AU, this DarkFic is utterly brilliant. It continues from Fifth Year with the arrival of Rebecca Stanhope, a transfer student from the Disabled American Institute of Magical Studies. Problems encountered due to her disability is well thought-out, as
it is a bit of a SelfInsertFic. The tone of the story gets dark pretty quickly, and readers will enjoy the complex storyline and wry humour. Sadly, the story abruptly ends, leaving readers to fill in the gaps.
[=[[reviews: Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]=]


was written.
[=[[reviews:MagicalMoments]]=]

''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/read.php?storyid=1285&chapno=1 Sounds Like a Breakfast Cereal]]'' fanfiction.net/s/2318355/1/Make_A_Wish Make A Wish]]'' by ''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/index.php?action=profile&id=372 Ara Kane]]''
''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/686093/Rorschach-s-Blot Rorschach's Blot]]''
* Recommended by: @/MtheR@/LooneyToons, Chuckg, Elenor, [=UnseenVoice=], lanky, @/TheMightyOne, {{@/Robinton}}



* ''Synopsis'': In his fifth year, Harry finally gets to take a vacation. Join Hex Holmstrom as he dodges arrest from the Ministry, gets the girl, beats the bad guy, and turns Hufflepuff House upside down!
* ''Tags'': Adventure, This story was written prior to the release of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
* ''Comments'': I like this one because it takes the badfic staple of "American witch/wizard comes to Hogwarts," and keeps the core idea (let's follow someone new and different and see all their wacky fun adventures!) but sorts the [=OC=] into Hufflepuff, a house which sorely ''needs'' some wacky fun adventures. It's probably not for everyone, though.
[=[[reviews:SoundsLikeABreakfastCereal]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6536945/1/ The Third Wizarding War: The Story of Miles Brand]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1041490/McJunker McJunker]]''
* Recommended by: McJunker

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* ''Synopsis'': In his fifth year, After learning the prophecy, Harry finally gets comes to take a vacation. Join Hex Holmstrom the conclusion there's no way he can win against Voldemort. And if that's the case, he decides he has to get in as much living as he dodges arrest from can before he must return to the Ministry, gets conflict. But in the girl, beats process of the bad guy, and turns Hufflepuff House upside down!
whirlwind round-the-world tour he takes under an assumed name as result of that decision, he inadvertently creates a mythic figure of such proportions that even Voldemort begins to fear him.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, This story was written prior to the release of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
Humor, Adventure
* ''Comments'': I like this one because it takes An enjoyable, funny story despite the badfic staple author's primitive grasp of "American witch/wizard comes to Hogwarts," the technical rudiments of writing and keeps the core idea (let's follow someone new somewhat anticlimactic ending. Watching how the Wizarding World creates the myth of "Mr. Black" by misunderstanding or selectively re-interpreting the information and different and see all their wacky fun adventures!) but sorts stories left in Harry's wake is worth the [=OC=] into Hufflepuff, a house occasional frustration with Blot's style, as is the scale to which sorely ''needs'' the myth eventually grows -- and how Harry reacts when he finally learns what his "last vacation before dying" has wrought. (Be warned, though, that ''Make A Wish'' starts slowly -- although the lead-up has some wacky fun adventures. It's probably not for everyone, though.
[=[[reviews:SoundsLikeABreakfastCereal]]=]


good if low-key humor, the funniest stuff really doesn't start to kick in until the end of chapter 10.) Anyway, don't take this story seriously -- just sit back and enjoy it. It has a sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6536945/1/ net/s/3032621/1/The_Hunt_For_Harry_Potter The Third Wizarding War: Hunt for Harry Potter]]'', which isn't ''quite'' as good in my opinion, but is still fun to read.
**
The Story writing is amateurish, but the plot is original and engaging, the [=OCs=] interesting, and the humor spot-on.
** lanky adds: The more the story goes on, the less entertaining it gets, I found. It's an interesting read, but Harry quickly becomes a [[spoiler: BoringInvincibleHero when he stops being mistaken for a huge, powerful badass and actually becomes one. Especially after the story abandons humor to take the serious route.]] Honestly, the story could have been a lot better had it just stuck to the premise. It's still worth a read, however.
** The Mighty One adds:I partially disagree with the other comments. The writing is not amateurish, it is spot on for this kind
of Miles Brand]]'' a story, and contributes greatly to the story's humor which is top-notch. Some chapters, for example, 14,17 and above are pure gold.
[=[[reviews:MakeAWish]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/17319/chapters/22237 Man-eaters of Kumaon]]''
by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1041490/McJunker McJunker]]''
''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/ignipes/pseuds/ignipes ignipes]]''
* Recommended by: McJunkerGoodwrench



* ''Synopsis'': An ex-Auror, a Pureblood supremacist, and a Muggle-born criminal are on the run during the Dark Lord's second acension. At least one MoralEventHorizon once per story arc.
* ''Tags'': Darkfic, Lots of swearing and violence had by all, Drama, and Suspense
* ''Comments'': Basically, what would happen if a trio of villains instead of heroes were on the run during Deathly Hallows?
[=[[reviews:TheThirdWizardingWarTheStoryOfMilesBrand]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2954601/1/ Taking Control]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4924075/1/Free_Life Free Life]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1049281/fake-a-smile fake a smile]]''
* Recommended by Chuckg, @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Complete, Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Sirius' ghost hangs around after ''[=OoTP=]'' to help Harry get over his death and train him, leading to a Harry who enters year 6 with an iron determination to grow up and take his fate in his own hands and fight the war against Voldemort on his own terms. Meanwhile, the "Golden Trio" splits apart when Harry won't let them in on his new plans, leaving Ginny (and later Remus) as his only confidants. Independent!Harry and Genuinely-Well-Meaning-But-Stiflingly-Manipulative!Dumbledore. ''Taking Control'' is complete; its sequel ''Free Life'' is incomplete but in progress.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Harry/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
* ''Comments:'' Although the main focus of the story is not the romance, this still has one of the best-developed Harry/Ginny romances ''ever''. The pacing is delightfully appropriate, the author has a fine grasp of subtlety, and the plot is interesting and without obvious holes. Unlike most other Manipulative!Dumbledore fics, the Dumbledore in this one is neither using inappropriate methods or has evil intentions, he's just idealistically misguided. And while Harry's more kickarse than canon, this isn't remotely near a Super!Harry fic. Indeed, the only possible negative note is that Ron and Hermione do ''not'' come off well in this fic -- its hardly RonTheDeathEater territory, but Ron gets to be the clueless git again, and Hermione has her bossy know-it-all tendencies taken to positively [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] levels. So, Ron and Hermione fans have been warned.
** Not so sure that it's not a bit of a Super!Harry fic, what with the [[spoiler: dual animagus forms and the superfast learning cool stuff over the summer]]. The mandatory shopping splurge can't be avoided but it's a nice enough read apart from that.
[=[[reviews:TakingControl]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5176787/1/Thou_Shalt_Not_Suffer Thou Shalt Not Suffer]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/933175/TheWizardsHarry The Wizards Harry]]
* Recommended by: [[http://liquid-molasses.livejournal.com/ Liquid-Molasses]], mermaidgirl45

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* ''Synopsis'': An ex-Auror, April, 1982. Remus Lupin travels to India to track a Pureblood supremacist, and a Muggle-born criminal are on creature that has been devouring villagers in the run during the Dark Lord's second acension. At least one MoralEventHorizon once per story arc.
Himalayan foothills.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Sirius Black/Remus Lupin
* ''Tags'': Darkfic, Lots of swearing and violence had by all, Drama, and Suspense
action, adventure
* ''Comments'': Basically, what would happen if a trio A Lost Years fic. The author does an amazing job of villains instead of heroes were on portraying the run during Deathly Hallows?
[=[[reviews:TheThirdWizardingWarTheStoryOfMilesBrand]]=]



local color, and this is an excellent action/adventure story as well.
[=[[reviews:ManeatersOfKumaon]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2954601/1/ Taking Control]]'' and ''[[http://www.net/s/4410768/1/Measure_for_Measure Measure for Measure]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4924075/1/Free_Life Free Life]]'', by net/u/1597325/Ludwig-Mies-van-der-Rohe Ludwig Mies van der Rohe]]''
* Recommended by: Radiofreak
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Fornicate with the universe. Harry Potter's fifth year.
* ''Tags'': Featuring a sarcastic!/slightly independent!/STRAIGHT!Harry, Humor, Spiritual
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Daphne
* ''Comments:'' One of the best HP fanfics I have had the pleasure of reading, with a very well done first person view of a slightly mad Harry. Features Harry getting paid in virgins outside of a crackfic.
[=[[reviews:Theatre/MeasureForMeasure]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1049281/fake-a-smile fake a smile]]''
* Recommended
net/s/3760346/1/Mischief-Managed Mischief Managed]]'' by Chuckg, @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Complete, Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Sirius' ghost hangs around after ''[=OoTP=]'' to help Harry get over his death and train him, leading to a Harry who enters year 6 with an iron determination to grow up and take his fate in his own hands and fight the war against Voldemort on his own terms. Meanwhile, the "Golden Trio" splits apart when Harry won't let them in on his new plans, leaving Ginny (and later Remus) as his only confidants. Independent!Harry and Genuinely-Well-Meaning-But-Stiflingly-Manipulative!Dumbledore. ''Taking Control'' is complete; its sequel ''Free Life'' is incomplete but in progress.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Harry/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
* ''Comments:'' Although the main focus of the story is not the romance, this still has one of the best-developed Harry/Ginny romances ''ever''. The pacing is delightfully appropriate, the author has a fine grasp of subtlety, and the plot is interesting and without obvious holes. Unlike most other Manipulative!Dumbledore fics, the Dumbledore in this one is neither using inappropriate methods or has evil intentions, he's just idealistically misguided. And while Harry's more kickarse than canon, this isn't remotely near a Super!Harry fic. Indeed, the only possible negative note is that Ron and Hermione do ''not'' come off well in this fic -- its hardly RonTheDeathEater territory, but Ron gets to be the clueless git again, and Hermione has her bossy know-it-all tendencies taken to positively [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] levels. So, Ron and Hermione fans have been warned.
** Not so sure that it's not a bit of a Super!Harry fic, what with the [[spoiler: dual animagus forms and the superfast learning cool stuff over the summer]]. The mandatory shopping splurge can't be avoided but it's a nice enough read apart from that.
[=[[reviews:TakingControl]]=]


''[[http://www.
''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5176787/1/Thou_Shalt_Not_Suffer Thou Shalt Not Suffer]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/933175/TheWizardsHarry The Wizards Harry]]
net/u/547939/Crazy-Mishka Crazy Mishka'']]
* Recommended by: [[http://liquid-molasses.livejournal.com/ Liquid-Molasses]], mermaidgirl45Sophiebybophie



* ''Synopsis'': An emotionally realistic take on the idea of a fundamentalist Christian being invited to Hogwarts.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': Now complete! The story deals with the issue without being anti-religion or a proselytization tool, but instead using religion as another way to examine the series' major themes of hatred and prejudice.
** Seconded--a little cautiously--by @/MtheR. The first couple chapters have a few persistent spelling errors and typos, but nothing distracting. The [=OC=] at the center of the story is flawed but likable, and the representation of Slytherin so far looks to be one of the most balanced and realistic I've seen in a fanfiction. Mostly I'm recommending because it's the first Harry Potter fanfiction in ages to hold my attention past the fifth chapter.
** For those of you who were put off by the "Christian!" thing, as I was, give this fic a chance. The main character is very likable and the whole thing is great fun. I was expecting a religious rant, but got one of my favorite OC fanfics. Also, calling Lockhart "Captain Vainglory" is made of win.
[=[[reviews:ThouShaltNotSuffer]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2686464/1/To_Fight_The_Coming_Darkness To Fight The Coming Darkness]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
* Recommended: by lanky

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* ''Synopsis'': An emotionally realistic take on the idea of a fundamentalist Christian being invited to Hogwarts.
Hermione made friends with two entirely different boys, and it makes for an entirely different school experience.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
Humor, Friendship, AU, One-shot
* ''Comments'': Now complete! The story deals Really great story, Hermione makes friends with the issue without being anti-religion or a proselytization tool, but instead using religion as another way to examine the series' major themes of hatred Fred and prejudice.
** Seconded--a little cautiously--by @/MtheR.
George instead. Not a romance.
[=[[reviews: MischiefManaged]]=]

''[[http://rowen-r.livejournal.com/13032.html
The first couple chapters have a few persistent spelling errors Most Grievous and typos, but nothing distracting. The [=OC=] at the center Lamentable Tragedy of the story is flawed but likable, Death of Lord Voldemort]]'' by rowen_r
* Recommended by: @/{{Micah}}, [=AcrossTheStars=], boonerunner, Fenro, [=HirakuJoutei=]
* ''Status'': As of July 2013, “access denied” for the Website/LiveJournal entry,
and couldn’t find any mirrors.
* ''Synopsis'': ''Harry Potter'' meets Jacobean revenge tragedy.
* ''Comments'': Written pre-''Half Blood Prince''. Has stage directions like "[In a manner suggestive of profound, puppy-kicking evil]" and "[Makes frightening groaning noises just for
the representation hell of Slytherin so far looks to be one of it, the most balanced scamp]".
** It's probably twice as funny for anyone familiar with Renaissance literature, especially Shakespeare
and realistic I've seen in a fanfiction. Mostly I'm recommending because it's the first Harry Potter fanfiction in ages to hold my attention past the fifth chapter.
** For those of you who were put off by the "Christian!" thing, as I was, give this fic a chance. The main character is very likable
Marlowe, so English majors, theater majors, and the whole thing [=AP=] Lit students will probably laugh harder than anyone else.
* Thirded--or
is great fun. I was expecting a religious rant, but got one of my favorite OC fanfics. Also, calling Lockhart "Captain Vainglory" it fourth-ed?--by [[@/MsByrd Ms. Byrd]]. Note that above troper is made of win.
[=[[reviews:ThouShaltNotSuffer]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2686464/1/To_Fight_The_Coming_Darkness To Fight The Coming Darkness]]''
spot-on, however.
[=[[reviews:TheMostGrievousAndLamentableTragedyOfTheDeathOfLordVoldemort]]=]

''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/gallery/38444371 My Immortal Refined]]''
by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/ Evilkritter]]''
* Recommended: by lankyRecommended By: @/MacPhisto



* ''Synopsis'': Susan Bones was with Amelia Bones when Voldemort came to kill her. Unfortunately for him, Harry was there to stop him. Essentially, the story diverges rapidly after the events of the fifth book, with Harry managing to catch Voldemort off of his guard and injuring him. This enrages Harry's powerful foe into taking him completely seriously, causing [[RealityEnsues reality to ensue]].
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
* ''Comments'': This story rapidly gets darker and darker as it progresses, with both Harry and Voldemort not pulling their punches. While jbern's work is always leaning towards cynicism on the sliding scale, this work takes AnyoneCanDie to new levels and develops some characters into quite believable monsters. This is a world where Voldemort becomes very manipulative, forcing Harry to ditch being an AllLovingHero in order to examine [[WhatYouAreInTheDark exactly how far he's willing to go to beat Voldemort]] and to discover the simple truth that GoodIsNotNice. Brilliantly written, as always, and it gets bonus points for lots and lots of CharacterDevelopment, not all of which is good for the characters involved.
** Unseen Voice: Really good story with a believable real-world-approach to the Wizards War. There are no true heroes in this story, just survivors who are ready to do anything it takes to win, leading to an egregious amount of WhatTheHellHero moments. I disliked the BitterSweetEnding with hints of a sequel, but that's just my preference of reading stories with a definite closure. A good read.
[=[[reviews:ToFightTheComingDarkness]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3676590/1/Unequivocally_Unusual Unequivocally Unusual]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1116267/Quantum-Cat Quantum Cat]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Comartemis}} Ayacyana

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* ''Synopsis'': Susan Bones was ''Synopsis:'' A brave soul attempts to rewrite ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''... '''[[{{Determinator}} with Amelia Bones when Voldemort came to kill her. Unfortunately for him, Harry was there to stop him. Essentially, all the story diverges rapidly after the events of the fifth book, with Harry managing to catch Voldemort off of his guard and injuring him. This enrages Harry's powerful foe into taking him completely seriously, causing [[RealityEnsues reality to ensue]].
grammatical mistakes corrected!!]]'''
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
* ''Comments'': This story rapidly gets darker and darker as it progresses, with both Harry and Voldemort not pulling their punches. While jbern's work is always leaning towards cynicism on the sliding scale, this work takes AnyoneCanDie to new levels and develops some characters into quite believable monsters.
''Comments:'' This is a world where Voldemort becomes very manipulative, forcing Harry to ditch being better than an AllLovingHero in order to examine [[WhatYouAreInTheDark exactly how far he's willing to go to beat Voldemort]] and to discover the simple truth that GoodIsNotNice. Brilliantly written, as always, and it gets bonus points for lots and lots episode of CharacterDevelopment, not all of which is good for the characters involved.
** Unseen Voice: Really good story with a believable real-world-approach to the Wizards War. There are no true heroes in this story, just survivors who are ready to do anything it takes to win, leading to an egregious amount of WhatTheHellHero moments. I disliked the BitterSweetEnding with hints of a sequel, but that's just my preference of reading stories with a definite closure. A good read.
[=[[reviews:ToFightTheComingDarkness]]=]



''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''!
[=[[reviews:MyImmortalRefined]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3676590/1/Unequivocally_Unusual Unequivocally Unusual]]'', net/s/5165369/1/My_Nephew_Harry My Nephew Harry]]'' by ''[[https://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1116267/Quantum-Cat Quantum Cat]]''
net/u/579283/Lucillia Lucillia]]
* Recommended by: @/{{Comartemis}} AyacyanaMarlee Cross, {{@/Robinton}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': During the two months she had watched her eight year-old nephews, Marge Dursley discovered that Petunia was a pathological liar, Vernon had somehow been brainwashed by that no good b***h, Dudley was the spawn of Satan, and Harry was actually a good kid.
* ''Tags'': Family
* ''Comments'': It's obviously not a new concept by any stretch for Harry to be removed from the Dursley's custody in some way, however, the fact that ''Aunt Marge'' of all people is the one who instigates it, and quite believably I might add, is what makes this fic notable. The chapters may be short, but are still quite well written. Also of note is the very interesting AlternateCharacterInterpretation of certain characters, Vernon in particular.
[=[[reviews:MyNephewHarry]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7385465/1/My_Renewal_My_Immortal My Renewal, My Immortal ]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2837554/esbmusic42 esbmusic42]]''
* Recommended by: Melody H. Grace



* ''Synopsis'': Fate kicks Harry in the teeth in his second year when Ron and Hermione are both petrified by the basilisk. With the rest of the school villifying him worse than ever and nobody left to turn to, Harry begins to break down... until coincidence throws him a bone. A rather ''loony'' bone.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship
* ''Comments'': Now here's something you don't see every day; a Harry/Luna ''friendship'' fic. No soul bonds, no "twu wuv!", and no use of ObfuscatingStupidity to turn Luna into a PossessionSue. A very engaging take on what it would take for these two to hit it off and what happens when you mix Lovegood-brand insanity into Harry's usual adventures. Highly recommended, but it seems to be dead; it's been on hiatus since April of '09.
[=[[reviews:UnequivocallyUnusual]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6566667/1/The_Wall The Wall]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1856169/brenners brenners]]''
* Recommended by: mermaidgirl45
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': What if, in Hogwarts, there was a wall in the girls bathroom where there was a list of all the guys in the school, rated from 1 - 10?
* ''Tags'': Humor
* Comments: This is a great fic. It's really interesting, and funny, and it's sticks with the characters. It comes ''highly'' recommended.
[=[[reviews:TheWall]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4343191/1/Warriors_Heir Warrior's Heir]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1408143/Osireia Osireia]]''
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ, abcd_z
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry is thrown into a world where purebloods are discriminated against, Tom Riddle is the Boy Who Lived, and the Dark Lord...is someone he'd never suspect. Will his emerging abilities be enough? Should he support Riddle -- or the Dark Lord?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship, AU
[=[[reviews:WarriorsHeir]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1245134/1/ Winter's Debt]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
* Recommended by: Eoppen, Powerupz77

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* ''Synopsis'': Fate kicks Harry in ''Synopsis:'' Ebony Way is normal. Even if the teeth in his second year when Ron rapidly-growing canines and Hermione are both petrified by the basilisk. With the rest love of the school villifying him worse than ever and nobody left to turn to, Harry begins to break down... until coincidence throws him a bone. A rather ''loony'' bone.
blood say otherwise.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship
Rewrite, Humor, Drama
* ''Comments'': Now here's something you don't see every day; a Harry/Luna ''friendship'' fic. No soul bonds, no "twu wuv!", and no use of ObfuscatingStupidity ''Comments:'' It's basically the author's attempt to turn Luna into give My Immortal's Ebony D'arkness Dementia Raven Way a PossessionSue. A very engaging take on what it would take for these two to hit it off and what happens when you mix Lovegood-brand insanity into Harry's usual adventures. Highly recommended, real personality (and a normal name). There's not much up yet, but it seems Ebony's character is pretty good and, more to be dead; the point, the Canon characters (Draco, Hermione, etc.) are pretty close to their Canon counterparts as well. It's not that long yet, but it's been on hiatus since April of '09.
[=[[reviews:UnequivocallyUnusual]]=]



definitely worth the read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6566667/1/The_Wall The Wall]]'' net/s/750576/1/Never_Alone_Never_Again Never Alone Never Again]]'' by ''[[https://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1856169/brenners brenners]]''
net/u/206866/Bored_Beyond_Belief Bored Beyond Belief]]
* Recommended by: mermaidgirl45
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': What if, in Hogwarts, there was a wall in the girls bathroom where there was a list of all the guys in the school, rated from 1 - 10?
* ''Tags'': Humor
* Comments: This is a great fic. It's really interesting, and funny, and it's sticks with the characters. It comes ''highly'' recommended.
[=[[reviews:TheWall]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4343191/1/Warriors_Heir Warrior's Heir]]''
Recommended: by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1408143/Osireia Osireia]]''
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ, abcd_z
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry is thrown into a world where purebloods are discriminated against, Tom Riddle is the Boy Who Lived, and the Dark Lord...is someone he'd never suspect. Will his emerging abilities be enough? Should he support Riddle -- or the Dark Lord?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship, AU
[=[[reviews:WarriorsHeir]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1245134/1/ Winter's Debt]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
* Recommended by: Eoppen, Powerupz77
Zephyr7



* ''Synopsis'': [[spoiler: Draco Malfoy]] tells the story of the little sister he found he had, and ''why'' she had to be hidden from the world. Thorough oneshot that covers her first appearance all the way to the end of the war [[spoiler: and her life]].
* ''Tags'': Angst
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Warning: This one is serious TearJerker material. If you don't start crying at some point in the story, you have no soul. Beautifully evocative and powerful, the ending is well written and unexpected.
** Features extreme amounts of RonTheDeathEater and CharacterDerailment- Dobby is a spineless coward, Harry is a dark (!) wizard etc.
[=[[reviews:WintersDebt]]=]


''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=223057 With Malice Aforethought]]'' and ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=236392 And Malice Towards None]]'' by [[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=116971 SPSmith]]
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ''Status'': First Complete, Second Dead
* ''Synopsis'': An alternate 6th year. But surprisingly believable. Avoids [[RonTheDeathEater Ron, Albus or Ginny The Death Eaters]]. A very possible what-could-have-been. Harry takes the death of Sirius rather badly, and decides to take things seriously (but realistically. No time-turner training, insta-god-mode from Founder inheritance etc) in 6th year.
* ''Pairings'': Start of fic- [[spoiler: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny]], end of WMA- [[spoiler: Harry/Hermione, Ron/Luna]].
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Ron/Luna
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor, Action/Adventure
* ''Comments'': This is actually very good. Normally alternate year stories have Harry somehow gain power overnight (be it via time travel, inheritance or divine intervention). This story avoids that, and gives Harry a realistic power increase in proportion to the work he is putting in. This story has no moments that truly are canon-breaking (well, Crabbe and Goyle are a tad [[DracoInLeatherPants Leather Pantsified]] as unbelievable as that sounds). Voldermort is a tad passive at the start, but that does change later on. Even those who normally hate [[spoiler: H/Hr]] probably won't mind as it comes off believably after all the main characters undergo quite a lot of well-written development. No-one really acts out of character other than Crabbe, Goyle [[MoralEventHorizon and Dawlish]]. Now if only [=SPSmith=] would continue the sequel...
[=[[reviews:WithMaliceAforethoughtAndAndMaliceTowardsNone]]=]
























''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7129525/1/Dudley_Dursley_and_the_Quest_for_Truth Dudley Dursley and the Quest for Truth]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1461848/books101 books101]]''
* Recommended by: Tropers/TropicalSnow
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' When Dudley Dursley and his parents are forced to spend a year with witches and wizards, Dudley decides this is the opportunity for him to learn more about his apparently famous cousin. With Potterwatch,tall tales and magic thrown into the mix, it's bound to be an interesting journey!
* ''Tags'': Friendship, Drama
* ''Comments:'' This story is well-written and truly is an interesting and entertaining read. It also gives Dudley, Petunia and several minor characters some well-needed CharacterDevelopment along the way.
[=[[reviews:DudleyDursleyAndTheQuestForTruth]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8255907/1/Turning-Point Turning Point]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/751488/TheGodMachine TheGodMachine]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Agogobell}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Who is James Potter anyway, when "he" is really Jasmine Potter, roommate of Lily Evans? Jasmine has always thought of herself as a boy inside, and when "she" becomes James, he is able to get the girl of his dreams, that red-haired beauty Evans. But when James presents himself to the Marauders, Sirius is unable to handle it.
* ''Tags'': Transgender themes, Romance, Warning: Misgendering, Transphobia
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lilly/James
* ''Comments:'' This is a wonderful piece of transgender fiction - no [[OutOfCharacterMoment OOC moments]], a brilliant plotline, and realistic handling of {{Transgender}} topics. Only there's magic involved. Highly recommended. - Agogobell
[=[[reviews:TurningPoint]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7305052/1/Against_the_Moon Against the Moon]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1115534/Stoplight-Delight Stoplight Delight]]''
* Recommended by Mismoree, Ayacyana
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' The odds were stacked against him: a child from a blended home with no friends, no social skills to speak of, and a terrible secret. Yet slowly Remus Lupin began to realize there was a place for him in the world, if he could find the courage to claim it.

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* ''Synopsis'': [[spoiler: Draco Malfoy]] tells the story of the little sister he found he had, and ''why'' she had to be hidden from the world. Thorough oneshot that covers her first appearance all the way to the end of the war [[spoiler: and her life]].
* ''Tags'': Angst
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Warning: This one is serious TearJerker material. If you don't start crying at some point in the story, you have no soul. Beautifully evocative and powerful, the ending is well written and unexpected.
** Features extreme amounts of RonTheDeathEater and CharacterDerailment- Dobby is a spineless coward,
Harry's holiday reaches its lowest point. Will Harry is a dark (!) wizard etc.
[=[[reviews:WintersDebt]]=]


''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=223057 With Malice Aforethought]]'' and ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=236392 And Malice Towards None]]'' by [[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=116971 SPSmith]]
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ''Status'': First Complete, Second Dead
* ''Synopsis'': An alternate 6th year. But surprisingly believable. Avoids [[RonTheDeathEater Ron, Albus or Ginny The Death Eaters]]. A very possible what-could-have-been. Harry takes
finally be able to have the death kind of Sirius rather badly, and decides love everyone else seems to take things seriously (but realistically. No time-turner training, insta-god-mode from Founder inheritance etc) in 6th year.
* ''Pairings'': Start of fic- [[spoiler: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny]], end of WMA- [[spoiler: Harry/Hermione, Ron/Luna]].
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Ron/Luna
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor, Action/Adventure
* ''Comments'': This is actually very good. Normally alternate year stories have Harry somehow gain power overnight (be it via time travel, inheritance or divine intervention). This story avoids that, and gives Harry a realistic power increase in proportion to the work he is putting in. This story has no moments that truly are canon-breaking (well, Crabbe and Goyle are a tad [[DracoInLeatherPants Leather Pantsified]] as unbelievable as that sounds). Voldermort is a tad passive at the start, but that does change later on. Even those who normally hate [[spoiler: H/Hr]] probably won't mind as it comes off believably after all the main characters undergo quite a lot of well-written development. No-one really acts out of character other than Crabbe, Goyle [[MoralEventHorizon and Dawlish]]. Now if only [=SPSmith=] would continue the sequel...
[=[[reviews:WithMaliceAforethoughtAndAndMaliceTowardsNone]]=]
























''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7129525/1/Dudley_Dursley_and_the_Quest_for_Truth Dudley Dursley and the Quest
for Truth]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1461848/books101 books101]]''
* Recommended by: Tropers/TropicalSnow
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' When Dudley Dursley and his parents are forced to spend a year with witches and wizards, Dudley decides this is the opportunity for him to learn more about his apparently famous cousin. With Potterwatch,tall tales and magic thrown into the mix, it's bound to be an interesting journey!
* ''Tags'': Friendship, Drama
* ''Comments:'' This story is well-written and truly is an interesting and entertaining read. It also gives Dudley, Petunia and several minor characters some well-needed CharacterDevelopment along the way.
[=[[reviews:DudleyDursleyAndTheQuestForTruth]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8255907/1/Turning-Point Turning Point]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/751488/TheGodMachine TheGodMachine]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Agogobell}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Who is James Potter anyway, when "he" is really Jasmine Potter, roommate of Lily Evans? Jasmine has always thought of herself as a boy inside, and when "she" becomes James, he is able to get the girl of his dreams, that red-haired beauty Evans. But when James presents himself to the Marauders, Sirius is unable to handle it.
* ''Tags'': Transgender themes, Romance, Warning: Misgendering, Transphobia
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lilly/James
* ''Comments:'' This is a wonderful piece of transgender fiction - no [[OutOfCharacterMoment OOC moments]], a brilliant plotline, and realistic handling of {{Transgender}} topics. Only there's magic involved. Highly recommended. - Agogobell
[=[[reviews:TurningPoint]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7305052/1/Against_the_Moon Against the Moon]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1115534/Stoplight-Delight Stoplight Delight]]''
* Recommended by Mismoree, Ayacyana
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' The odds were stacked against him: a child from a blended home with no friends, no social skills to speak of, and a terrible secret. Yet slowly Remus Lupin began to realize there was a place for him in the world, if he could find the courage to claim it.
granted?



* ''Comments:'' I can't even begin to describe how amazing this story is. It has incredible imagery, realistic dialogue, character development, and some serious suspense; it's good enough to be considered canon. Updates are near daily and are several thousand words long.
** ''Updated comments by J_Shakespeare:'' This story is truly a masterpiece, and its synopsis frankly does not do the story justice. It is a tale of the Marauders' years at Hogwarts through the eyes of Remus, who must cope with lycanthropy and fight to keep his friends--for the first time in his life, he has friends!--from discovering his secret. Full of angsty goodness, but with good amounts of action and fluff to round it out as well. Personally, this story was what redeemed the Marauders in my eyes after learning less savory details about them in canon. Note: the story is currently at 105 chapters and over 600K words, and it is near the end of the summer before their third year. So time certainly is not breezing by! Updates have not been nearly as regular lately, and the author has been taking a break for several months now due to health issues. However, the story is not on a permanent hiatus and will be continued. Read it.
[=[[reviews:AgainstTheMoon]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7508449/1/Session_Transcripts Session Transcripts]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1715129/lastcrazyhorn lastcrazyhorn]]
* Recommended by: templar627, Salnax1

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* ''Comments:'' I can't even begin to describe how ''Comments'': This was a well-executed fic with strong characterization and amazing this story is. It has incredible imagery, realistic dialogue, character development, development and layers to the characters. Harry's suffering (combined from the Dursleys' abuse, the worsening nightmares and the emotional and physical pain that came with Voldemort's return) was just gut-wrenching for Harry's loved ones and for the readers to see. There are some serious suspense; it's good enough to be considered canon. Updates are near daily and are several thousand words long.
** ''Updated comments by J_Shakespeare:'' This story is truly a masterpiece, and its synopsis frankly does not do
parts in the story justice. It is a tale of the Marauders' years at Hogwarts through the eyes of Remus, who must cope with lycanthropy that can be quite dark and fight to keep his friends--for the first time in his life, he has friends!--from discovering his secret. Full of angsty goodness, but with good amounts of action it seems like Harry won't be getting better. But there are some lighthearted moments, some [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] and fluff some Tearjerker moments to round balance it out as well. Personally, this story was what redeemed the Marauders in my eyes after learning less savory details about them in canon. Note: out, leading up to a BittersweetEnding.
** The one-shot sequel ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1957391/1/Make_a_Joyful_Noise Make a Joyful Noise]]'' couldn't have ended
the story is currently at 105 chapters and over 600K words, and it is near the end of the summer before their third year. So time certainly is not breezing by! Updates have not been nearly as regular lately, and the author has been taking a break for several months now due to health issues. However, the story is not on a permanent hiatus and will be continued. Read it.
[=[[reviews:AgainstTheMoon]]=]

any better.
[=[[reviews:NeverAloneNeverAgain]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7508449/1/Session_Transcripts Session Transcripts]]'' net/s/8495850/1/Nightwind-School-of-Magic Nightwind School of Magic]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1715129/lastcrazyhorn lastcrazyhorn]]
net/u/1825918/Lady-Sabine-of-Macayhill Lady Sabine of Macayhill]]
* Recommended by: templar627, Salnax1Joyce13



* ''Synopsis:'' What happens when a brain damaged Harry and a transgender Hermione both get sorted into Slytherin? Snape's not sure, but he thinks it's likely to be an interesting term. This story follows various first years through the trials of their first year.
* ''Tags'': Hurt/Comfort, Trans!Hermione, and Friendship
* ''Comments:'' This story is just amazing. The characters seem to really just jump off the page, all of them have their pro and cons. They seem to be truly more than just one dimensional, from Malfoy to Crabbe. Also, the transgender Hermoine isn't as bad as it seems. He/she just really seems to be a guy stuck in a girls body and acts accordingly. Also, the brain damaged harry just seems to finish off the fic giving huge amounts of WAFF and generally empathizing with everyone even a [[spoiler: troll]]
* I'd like to add that while the story line is endearing, Snape does have some out of character moments. Hermes (the trans* Hermonie) is extremely believable as a character, however, could have been an OC, as this character doesn't resemble Hermonie very well at all. It is clear that the author does not like Draco Malfoy, and overlooks the canon relationship between he and Snape completely. The other first years the story follows (a couple from each house) are actually almost more interesting than the characters the summery emphasizes! Their own issues are much more gripping because they're easier to relate too. Vincent Crabbe is given a lot of characterization. All the characters are well written, even if they do deviate from canon.
[=[[reviews:SessionTranscripts]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1113588 Business]]'' by ([[http://archiveofourown.org/users/esama/pseuds/esama esama]])
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, @/UncloudedTJ, The Forgotten One, feral, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis
* ''Status'': completed
* ''Synopsis'': So the Dursleys have painted Harry as a freak and a criminal in the years before he gets his Hogwarts letter? Well, when Harry decides to find out what those words really mean, the well-intentioned intervention of a librarian results in Harry finding a role model -- and the Wizarding World will never be the same. As the author puts it, the "mildest of fusions with Literature/SherlockHolmes". And no, it's not Holmes who becomes Harry's inspiration.
* ''Tags'': Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Crimes & Criminals, BAMF!Harry Potter, Dark!Harry Potter, Graphic Depictions Of Violence
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A complete short story. While it's a little hard to imagine an 11-year-old making some of the plans that Harry does here, it's still a gripping read, right to the end moments.
[=[[reviews:Business]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7881759/1/Shapechangers_and_Espionage Shapechangers and Espionage]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1041490/McJunker @/McJunker]]''
* Recommended by: @/McJunker

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* ''Synopsis:'' What happens when a brain damaged Harry and a transgender Hermione both get sorted into Slytherin? Snape's not sure, but he thinks it's likely to be an interesting term. This story follows various first years through the trials of their first year.
* ''Tags'': Hurt/Comfort, Trans!Hermione, and Friendship
* ''Comments:'' This story is just amazing. The characters seem to really just jump off the page, all of them have their pro and cons. They seem to be truly more than just one dimensional, from Malfoy to Crabbe. Also, the transgender Hermoine isn't as bad as it seems. He/she just really seems to be a guy stuck in a girls body and acts accordingly. Also, the brain damaged harry just seems to finish off the fic giving huge amounts of WAFF and generally empathizing with everyone even a [[spoiler: troll]]
* I'd like to add that while the story line is endearing, Snape does have some out of character moments. Hermes (the trans* Hermonie) is extremely believable as a character, however, could have been an OC, as this character doesn't resemble Hermonie very well at all. It is clear that the author does not like Draco Malfoy, and overlooks the canon relationship between he and Snape completely. The other first years the story follows (a couple from each house) are actually almost more interesting than the characters the summery emphasizes! Their own issues are much more gripping because they're easier to relate too. Vincent Crabbe is given a lot of characterization. All the characters are well written, even if they do deviate from canon.
[=[[reviews:SessionTranscripts]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1113588 Business]]'' by ([[http://archiveofourown.org/users/esama/pseuds/esama esama]])
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, @/UncloudedTJ, The Forgotten One, feral, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis
* ''Status'': completed
* ''Synopsis'': So the Dursleys have painted Harry as a freak Instead of attending Hogwarts, Lily, Severus, Remus, James, and Sirius attend a criminal in the years before he gets his Hogwarts letter? Well, when Harry decides to find out what different school called Nightwind School, a very liberal school that takes those words really mean, the well-intentioned intervention of a librarian results in Harry finding a role model -- and the Wizarding World will never be the same. As the author puts it, the "mildest of fusions with Literature/SherlockHolmes". And no, it's not Holmes who becomes Harry's inspiration.
great magical talent or potential from around the world. They become friends along with eleven others that form a group called the Phoenix Club and this changes their futures greatly.
* ''Tags'': Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Crimes & Criminals, BAMF!Harry Potter, Dark!Harry Potter, Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Friendship and Fantasy
* ''Comments'': Also recommended The author decided to start out with Marauders' generation attending an alternate school, since most fics with this premise focus on Harry doing so. She also took the flaws she found with Hogwarts and corrected them. The fic is currently in fourth-year, and focuses on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A complete short story. While it's
Phoenix Club, a little hard to imagine an 11-year-old making some group of the plans that Harry does here, it's still a gripping read, right to the end moments.
[=[[reviews:Business]]=]

sixteen students consisting of Lily, Severus, Remus, James, Sirius, and their friends/roommates.
[=[[reviews:NightwindSchoolOfMagic]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7881759/1/Shapechangers_and_Espionage Shapechangers and Espionage]]'' net/s/5399481/1/Not_bGo_b_bGentle_b Not Go Gentle]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1041490/McJunker @/McJunker]]''
net/u/881050/cloneserpents Cloneserpents]]''
* Recommended by: @/McJunker[=MrMous=]
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry goes on a Horcrux hunt, but is captured. Meanwhile, Hermione and Ron are having relationship problems...
* ''Pairing(s)'': HP/HG/SB/DG
* ''Tags'': Horror, Tragedy, WARNING: This work contains depictions of sex, and group acts with both consensual and non-consensual sex scenes, graphic violence, (including but not limited to torture, murder, mutilation, rape, and more), These actions will happen TO and be performed BY major canon characters (both protagonists and antagonists). This is a horror story so readers should expect evil activity from canon characters.
* ''Comments'': I have read this, and if you are faint-hearted, or under 14 view Discretion is advised.
[=[[reviews:NotGoGentle]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3625984/1/A_Place_for_Warriors A Place For Warriors]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~owlsaway owlsaway]]
* Recommended by: @/{{Sharysa}}, Fenro



* ''Synopsis:'' A story from the First Wizarding War. Infiltrators try to crack the headquarters of the order of the Phoenix, and it does not end well for anyone.
* ''Tags'': Drama, One-shot
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** An exercise in world-building, plot, and characterization. Features two [=OCs=] vs. the Marauders
[=[[reviews:ShapechangersAndEspionage]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3212519/1/Reach_the_Open_Space Reach the Open Space]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/983391/Tinn-Tam Tinn Tam]]''
* Recommended by: @/MagicKirby, {{@/Robinton}}

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* ''Synopsis:'' A story from ''Synopsis'': Dumbledore locks Harry and Snape in the First Wizarding War. Infiltrators try to crack the headquarters Room of the order of the Phoenix, Requirement. Harry's magic works, and it does not end well for anyone.
Snape's doesn't. Will they kill each other? No slash.
* ''Tags'': Drama, One-shot
Drama
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on ''Comments'': A fifteen-chapter BottleEpisode begins as Dumbledore [[LockedInARoom locks Harry and Snape in the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** An exercise in world-building, plot,
Room of Requirement]] for a week, and characterization. Features two [=OCs=] vs. as the Marauders
[=[[reviews:ShapechangersAndEspionage]]=]

focus on Snape and Harry's interaction is very tight even after they manage to get out, the cast is still less than ten people.
** The explosive mesh of "screwed-up-teenager" plus "screwed-up-adult" strikes a very weird but audible chord, and Dumbledore is presented as a flawed human rather than an emotionless chessmaster. The interactions between Snape and Harry are excrutiatingly powerful once they realize their similarities, and this is twenty-five chapters of TalkingHeads that you will not resist reading out loud. And that friend you rope into reading with you won't mind, either.
** @/ShayGuy: Excellent characterization indeed, but be warned that it falls into the common fanfic trap of overdoing the Dursleys' abuse. (I mean, really, [[spoiler:Harry considering suicide at age seven]]?)
*** Unfortunately this troper knows someone who considered the very same at age three. It's probably not that uncommon.
[=[[reviews:APlaceForWarriors]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3212519/1/Reach_the_Open_Space Reach the Open Space]]'' net/s/5554780/ Poison Pen]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/983391/Tinn-Tam Tinn Tam]]''
net/u/1013852/GenkaiFan Genkai Fan]]''
* Recommended by: @/MagicKirby, {{@/Robinton}}By: @/{{Mandrke}}, @/UncloudedTJ, @/LooneyToons



* ''Synopsis'': "Harry has had enough of seeing his reputation shredded in the Daily Prophet and decides to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters." As quoted from the author's page.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': It has its ups and downs but the overall story has enough twists and turns to keep you interested. The plot revolves around the wizarding world's reaction to the writings of one "Oliver Twist" during the summer between the 4th and 5th book and goes on from there. It brings up some good points about how stupid the wizarding world can be, especially during wartime. It's also a finished work with the author ruling out sequels or side stories, so what you see is all you'll get.
* ''Comments'': Ruined by killing Voldemort in blatant deus ex machina event.
** Suffers a bit from RonTheDeathEater. Ron is reduced to dumb muscle, and Hermione to a goody-two-shoes who believes anything she's told. Even Professor [=McGonagall=] and Molly Weasley are vilified. The ending is also quite abrupt.
[=[[reviews:PoisonPen]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5378440/1/The_Potions_Masters_Nephew The Potions Master's Nephew]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/260841/SeverelySnaped1 SeverelySnaped1]]''
* Recommended By: Kittastrophe, KomodoClassic
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': An accident occurs and Professor Snape finds himself trapped in his fifteen-year-old body. Enrolled into Harry Potter's fifth year, he is forced to hide his true identity. Girls, drama and teenage angst do not bode well with Severus.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': Probably my favourite "FountainOfYouth" fic. The writing is beautifully done and the plot development is excellent. It eventually contains some Draco/Ginny (well-written, I add). It looked like a deadfic for a while, but when the author eventually finished it, the edited version was put up all at once. Anyway, excellent characterization, and who doesn't want to read youthified!Snape? It's fun!
[=[[reviews:ThePotionsMastersNephew]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7613196/1/The-Pureblood-Pretense The Pureblood Pretense]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3489773/murkybluematter murkybluematter]]''
* Recommended by Kitzsah and Joyce13
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Harriett Potter dreams of going to Hogwarts, but in a universe where the school only accepts purebloods, the only way to reach her goal is to switch places with her pureblood cousin—the only problem? Her cousin is a boy.
* ''Tags'': AU, Adventure, and Friendship
* ''Comments'': As the author mentioned, this is a [[SongoftheLioness Song of the Lioness]] take on the Harry Potter series. The universe it takes place in is heavily AU. Tom Riddle never becomes Voldemort, instead becoming the leader of a political party. Due to his influence, Hogwarts now only accepts purebloods with British half-bloods and muggleborns having to go to the American Institute of Magic. Harriet Potter and her cousin, Arcturus (Archie) Black, son of Sirius Black, who just so happens to want to go to AIM. Like in Song of the Lioness, she and Archie switches places, fulfilling both of their dreams. Now all she has to do to is to survive her next seven years in Hogwarts [[SweetPollyOliver pretending to be a pureblood male heir]] in Slytherin. If only she could stop being a trouble magnet. This is part of an ongoing series, with the sequels being [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8239413/1/The-Serpentine-Subterfuge The Serpentine Subterfuge]],[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10041727/1/The-Ambiguous-Artifice The Ambiguous Artifact]], and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11911497/1/The-Futile-Facade The Fultile Facade]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3212519/1/Reach_the_Open_Space Reach the Open Space]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/983391/Tinn-Tam Tinn Tam]]''
* Recommended by: @/MagicKirby, {{@/Robinton}}
* ''Status'': Complete



''[[http://www.elidupree.com/main/archives/voldemort%27s-children Voldemorts Children]]'' by [=EliDupree=]. Has its own page [[Webcomic/VoldemortsChildren here]].
* Recommended by: [=Zeroignite=], [=Salnax1=], feral
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis:'' A story of what the possible effects 11 years of horrible abuse would have had on a young Harry, and the aftermath. Hint: it isn't pleasant.
* ''Tags'': Abuse, Dark
* ''Comments:'' This webcomic has a pretty distinctive art and storytelling style. Definitely an alternate take on the HP backstory that I think is worth exploring.
[=[[reviews:VoldemortsChildren]]=]

''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/vicarious_leigh/TPHKN.html The Power He Knows Not]]'' and sequel ''[[http://fanfiction.portkey.org/story/1585 The Triumvirate of Resolve]]'' by [[http://fanfiction.portkey.org/profile/2990 Vicarious Leigh]]
* Recommended by: throwaawy
* ''Status'': First: Complete, Sequel: ? (Dead link)
* ''Synopsis'': "During the summer between 5th and 6th year, what begins as an innocent flying lesson at the Burrow results in Harry's realization that something more is happening between he and Hermione. However, fast upon this realization is the mortifying thought that loving Hermione marks her as a tempting target in an unfinished battle with Voldemort."
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione
* ''Tags'': TPHKN is [=PG13=], TOV is M for a scene late in the story.
* ''Comments'': Both stories were written [[AlternateUniverse before HBP came out]], and cover Years 6 & 7 respectively.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterThePowerHeKnowsNot]]=]

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6892925/1/Stages-of-Hope Stages of Hope]] by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/291348/kayly-silverstorm kayly silverstorm]]''
* Recommended by: Kogut

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''[[http://www.elidupree.com/main/archives/voldemort%27s-children Voldemorts Children]]'' by [=EliDupree=]. Has its own page [[Webcomic/VoldemortsChildren here]].
* Recommended by: [=Zeroignite=], [=Salnax1=], feral
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis:'' A story of what the possible effects 11 years of horrible abuse would have had on a young Harry, and the aftermath. Hint: it isn't pleasant.
* ''Tags'': Abuse, Dark
* ''Comments:'' This webcomic has a pretty distinctive art and storytelling style. Definitely an alternate take on the HP backstory that I think is worth exploring.
[=[[reviews:VoldemortsChildren]]=]

''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/vicarious_leigh/TPHKN.html The Power He Knows Not]]'' and sequel ''[[http://fanfiction.portkey.org/story/1585 The Triumvirate of Resolve]]'' by [[http://fanfiction.portkey.org/profile/2990 Vicarious Leigh]]
* Recommended by: throwaawy
* ''Status'': First: Complete, Sequel: ? (Dead link)
* ''Synopsis'': "During the summer between 5th and 6th year, what begins as an innocent flying lesson at the Burrow results in Harry's realization that something more is happening between he and Hermione. However, fast upon this realization is the mortifying thought that loving Hermione marks her as a tempting target in an unfinished battle with Voldemort."
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione
* ''Tags'': TPHKN is [=PG13=], TOV is M for a scene late in the story.
* ''Comments'': Both stories were written [[AlternateUniverse before HBP came out]], and cover Years 6 & 7 respectively.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterThePowerHeKnowsNot]]=]

[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/6892925/1/Stages-of-Hope Stages of Hope]] net/s/1260679/1/ Realizations]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/291348/kayly-silverstorm kayly silverstorm]]''
net/u/352362/Wishweaver Wishweaver]]''
* Recommended by: Kogut@/LooneyToons, @/{{Seraviel}}, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Alfa290}}
* ''Status'': Dead (hasn't updated since 2010)
* ''Synopsis'': A ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fic set in the summer after ''Goblet of Fire'' -- Harry comes back from Hogwarts to discover the Dursleys have packed up and moved to Australia without telling him, and he must find a way to survive the summer without unnecessarily alarming anyone.
* ''Tags'': AU Summer before Fifth Year, Not particularly fast paced.
* ''Comments'':
** What's especially notable about this fic is that the Fridge Logic employed is never condescending to Canon and that nobody is villified- even the way that Harry's abuse escaped the notice of the Order and the Ministry is covered in an amazingly believable way (One Ministry social worker mistakes Petunia's violent reaction against Magic as protectiveness and shielding Harry from potential Death Eaters!), and once I got over Figg being a full witch and not a squib, my suspension of disbelief has never wavered.
[=[[reviews:Realizations]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/924488 Reclamation]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/copperbadge/pseuds/copperbadge copperbadge]]''
* Recommended by: Lavanya Six, boonerunner, {{@/Robinton}}



* ''Synopsis'': Professor Sirius Black, Head of Slytherin house, is confused. Who are these two strangers found at Hogwarts, and why does one of them claim to be the son of Lily Lupin and that git James Potter? "things went pear-shaped somewhere along the way, and they're coping the best they can" (from AN) "Either this is the worst impersonation attempt ever, or things have just become very complicated." (from second chapter)
* ''Tags'': Dimension travel AU, Dark humor, Adventure, and Drama
* Comments: Great characters, amazing dark humor, rare example of well done dimension travel
[=[[reviews:Stages of Hope]]=]

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8197451/1/Fantastic-Elves-and-Where-to-Find-Them Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them]] by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/651163/evansentranced evansentranced]]''
* Recommended by: Kogut

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* ''Synopsis'': Professor Sirius Black, Head of Slytherin house, is confused. Who are these two strangers found at Hogwarts, and why does ''Synopsis:'' In an alternate universe, one of them claim to be the son of Lily Lupin and that git James Potter? "things went pear-shaped somewhere along the way, and they're coping the best they can" (from AN) "Either this is the worst impersonation attempt ever, or things have just become very complicated." (from second chapter)
man still struggles with a moral decision made many years before.
* ''Tags'': Dimension travel AU, Dark humor, Adventure, Alternate Universe, Precognition, Discussions of Suicide, Homophobia, a relatively happy ending as unlikely as that sounds
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** My favorite HP one-shot. It explores the life
and Drama
* Comments: Great characters, amazing dark humor, rare example
mind of well done dimension travel
[=[[reviews:Stages of Hope]]=]

[[http://www.
[[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] in a world where, like a recovering alcoholic, he makes an conscious effort each day to not turn Dark.
** Seconded by @/{{Thanos6}}. Much like ''Series/{{Dexter}},'' this fic explores someone who is essentially a sociopath who is just barely clinging to morality by his fingernails.
[=[[reviews:Reclamation]]=]

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/8197451/1/Fantastic-Elves-and-Where-to-Find-Them Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them]] net/s/1399984/1/Recnac_Transfaerso Recnac Transfaerso]]'' by ''[[https://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/651163/evansentranced evansentranced]]''
net/u/406888/Celebony Celebony]]
* Recommended by: KogutAnimaluver



* ''Synopsis'': After the Dursleys abandon six year old Harry in a park in Kent, Harry comes to the realization that he is an elf. Not a house elf, though. A forest elf. Never mind wizards vs muggles; Harry has his own thing going on.
* ''Tags'': Character study, pre-Hogwarts, NOT a creature!fic, slightly cracky, and Adventure
* ''Comments'': pre-Hogwarts finished, story is supposed to continue (first chapter of sequel was posted)
[=[[reviews:Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6243892/1/The-Strange-Disappearance-of-SallyAnne-Perks The Strange Disappearance of SallyAnne Perks]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2289300/Paimpont Paimpont]]''
* Recommended by: Nalana, Kogut, @/{{Agogobell}}

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* ''Synopsis'': After the Dursleys abandon six year old In a rash act of self-sacrifice, Harry in saves a park in Kent, Harry comes to dying Muggle by magically transferring the realization that he is an elf. Not a house elf, though. A forest elf. Never mind wizards vs muggles; Harry has his own thing man's cancer to himself. Now, going on.
through his fifth year with a terrible secret, he begins to realize just what he's given up.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione
* ''Tags'': Character study, pre-Hogwarts, NOT a creature!fic, slightly cracky, and Adventure
Drama, Romance, And Abuse, angst
* ''Comments'': pre-Hogwarts finished, Like the synopsis says, there is abuse, but this story is supposed so heartrendingly sad, yet so inspirational, it's difficult to continue (first chapter of sequel was posted)
[=[[reviews:Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them]]=]

stop reading. The characters are well-written, keeping in canon even as they grow in their own way.
[=[[reviews:RecnacTransfaerso]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6243892/1/The-Strange-Disappearance-of-SallyAnne-Perks net/s/3702657/1/The_Reign_of_Theodore_Nott# The Strange Disappearance Reign of SallyAnne Perks]]'' Theodore Nott]]'' by ''[[https://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2289300/Paimpont Paimpont]]''
net/u/471093/Amadea Amadea]]
* Recommended by: Nalana, Kogut, @/{{Agogobell}}[=AwayLaughing=]



* ''Synopsis:'' Harry recalls that a pale little girl called Sally-Anne was sorted into Hufflepuff during his first year, but no one else remembers her. Was there really a Sally-Anne? Harry and Hermione set out to solve the chilling mystery of the lost Hogwarts student.
* ''Tags'': Mystery, and Suspense
* ''Comments:'' An extremely well crafted mystery set in Harry's third year. Extremely good characterisation of a variety of characters, including but not limited to Snape, Dumbledore, and even the Fat Lady. Very good foreshadowing.
[=[[reviews:The Strange Disappearance of SallyAnne Perks]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4545504/1/Aspirations Aspirations]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/424665/megamatt09 megamatt09]]''
* Recommended by: [=ShinBOmnis=]
* ''Status:'' Completed.
* ''Synopsis:'' Harry is shunned not only Ron, but Hermione as well after the Goblet of Fire incident. Ginny befriends Harry and history changes.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Romance, Adventure, Dark!Harry, Dark!Ginny, AU, Ron, Hermoine, And Dumbledore Bashing
* ''Comments:'' An interesting take on the Super!Harry cliche. Harry gets dark, but not too quickly. Interesting plans and politics. Recommended for all [=HarryXGinny=] fans.
[=[[reviews:Aspirations]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8629685/1/Firebird-s-Son Firebird's Son]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9646669/1/The-Firebird-s-Song-Book-II-of-the-Firebird-Saga The Firebird's Song]]'', and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10373959/1/Firebird-s-Fury-Book-III-of-the-Firebird-Trilogy Firebird's Fury]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1229909/Darth-Marrs Darth Marrs]]
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ, Supernova92, [=KrspaceT=]
* ''Status'': ALL Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Think you know what the magical world is like? You're wrong. A completely AU story of Harry Potter in a world that was born from an intellectual exercise to envision what type of modern, educated society would actually permit, or even encourage, polygamy. The answer? A society with four times more women than men. But will a world run by women, in which wizards are commodities to be controlled and threats to be contained, actually be better?
* ''Tags'': AU, Drama, Fantasy
* Now [[Fanfic/FirebirdsSon has a trope page]]
[=[[reviews:FirebirdsSon]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8586147/1/ A Curse of Truth]]'' by ''[[Romance/Adventure butalearner]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Willyolio}}, Kogut, Dame-Amaryllis

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* ''Synopsis:'' Harry recalls that a pale little girl called Sally-Anne was sorted into Hufflepuff during ''Synopsis'': Draco Malfoy never noticed Theodore Nott at all until sixth year when his first year, but no one else remembers her. Was task starts to weigh heavily on his mind along with death and all things surrounding it. Very much a character driven work,
* ''Pairing(s)'': Draco/Pansy is
there really a Sally-Anne? Harry and Hermione set out to solve some slash if your goggles are on, but that is very much not the chilling mystery point of the lost Hogwarts student.
this work.
* ''Tags'': Mystery, and Suspense
One-shot, Drama, Mature Language
* ''Comments:'' An extremely well crafted mystery set in Harry's third year. Extremely good characterisation of a variety of characters, including but not limited to Snape, Dumbledore, and even Comments: Also recommended on the Fat Lady. Very good foreshadowing.
[=[[reviews:The Strange Disappearance of SallyAnne Perks]]=]

FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:TheReignOfTheodoreNott]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4545504/1/Aspirations Aspirations]]'' net/s/4714715/1/Renegade_Cause Renegade Cause]]'' by ''[[https://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/424665/megamatt09 megamatt09]]''
net/u/1613119/Silens_Cursor Silens Cursor]]
* Recommended by: [=ShinBOmnis=]
* ''Status:'' Completed.
* ''Synopsis:'' Harry is shunned not only Ron, but Hermione as well after the Goblet of Fire incident. Ginny befriends Harry and history changes.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Romance, Adventure, Dark!Harry, Dark!Ginny, AU, Ron, Hermoine, And Dumbledore Bashing
* ''Comments:'' An interesting take on the Super!Harry cliche. Harry gets dark, but not too quickly. Interesting plans and politics. Recommended for all [=HarryXGinny=] fans.
[=[[reviews:Aspirations]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8629685/1/Firebird-s-Son Firebird's Son]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9646669/1/The-Firebird-s-Song-Book-II-of-the-Firebird-Saga The Firebird's Song]]'', and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10373959/1/Firebird-s-Fury-Book-III-of-the-Firebird-Trilogy Firebird's Fury]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1229909/Darth-Marrs Darth Marrs]]
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ, Supernova92, [=KrspaceT=]
* ''Status'': ALL Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Think you know what the magical world is like? You're wrong. A completely AU story of Harry Potter in a world that was born from an intellectual exercise to envision what type of modern, educated society would actually permit, or even encourage, polygamy. The answer? A society with four times more women than men. But will a world run by women, in which wizards are commodities to be controlled and threats to be contained, actually be better?
* ''Tags'': AU, Drama, Fantasy
* Now [[Fanfic/FirebirdsSon has a trope page]]
[=[[reviews:FirebirdsSon]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8586147/1/ A Curse of Truth]]'' by ''[[Romance/Adventure butalearner]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Willyolio}}, Kogut, Dame-Amaryllis
@/USABobcat, Vazeron1



* ''Synopsis:'' A self-insert fic, where an avid fanfiction reader finds himself on Platform 9 3/4 at the beginning of Harry's 4th year, complete with Hogwarts letter and all.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
* ''Comments:'' Yes, this is a self-insert fic, but quite honestly it's the best (i.e. only one I could tolerate past chapter 2, much less finish) that I've seen. The character does have some slight Sue-ish qualities, but mostly used in good humour. The only real superpowers come from his inherent knowledge of canon.
[=[[reviews:ACurseOfTruth]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6092362/1/Shadow-Walks Shadow Walks]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/636397/lorien829 lorien829]]''
* Recommended by: Kogut, @/{{Agogobell}}

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* ''Synopsis:'' A self-insert fic, where an avid fanfiction reader finds himself on Platform 9 3/4 at ''Synopsis'': At the beginning start of Harry's 4th year, complete with Hogwarts letter and all.
Order of the Phoenix, the Ministry comes to take Harry into custody for using a Patronus charm in front of a Muggle. Harry, warned by Dumbledore to not let them destroy his wand, defends himself. Things change.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Tonks
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
Tragedy, Crime
* ''Comments:'' Yes, this is a self-insert fic, but quite honestly it's ''Comments'': An in-depth look at the best (i.e. only one I could tolerate past chapter 2, much less finish) that I've seen. The character does have some slight Sue-ish qualities, but mostly used darker arts of Magic, the darker forms of politics, and the darker morals. And not just Voldemort or Fudge, for once.. Harry makes difficult decisions, Voldemort delves in good humour. The only real superpowers come from his inherent knowledge of canon.
[=[[reviews:ACurseOfTruth]]=]

Spell Creation, and it is very violent.
[=[[reviews:RenegadeCause]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6092362/1/Shadow-Walks Shadow Walks]]'' net/s/6719754/1/Reunion Reunion]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/636397/lorien829 lorien829]]''
net/u/2625306/movinggirl movinggirl]]''
* Recommended by: Kogut, @/{{Agogobell}}Aromli, Mazz, Dame-Amaryllis



* ''Synopsis:'' "In the five years since the Final Battle, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley have struggled to cope with the mysterious disappearance and apparent death of Hermione Granger."
* ''Tags'': Angst, Romance
* ''Comments:'' Rare example of using multiverse theme in a proper way, beyond "I want AU that technically is not an AU". Nice mixture of different styles (there is an action, romance, a bit of fluff and angst).
[=[[reviews:ShadowWalks]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9079271/1/The-Last-Straw-Oneshot The Last Straw]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4585555/AlbusPHolmes AlbusPHolmes]]''
* Recommended by" Kogut

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* ''Synopsis:'' "In the five years since the Final Battle, Harry ''Synopsis'': James and Lily Potter and Ron Weasley have struggled had to cope with learn everything about their son through people who have died and come Above. But after 100 long years on Earth, Harry's finally at the mysterious disappearance Gate. Now James and apparent Lily will get to meet their son, for the very first time.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lilly/James
* ''Tags'': Family, Angst
* ''Comments'': Character
death is a lot more [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming heartwarming]] from the eternal side of Hermione Granger.the Gate. Also, it's fun to see James and Lily learn about Harry second-hand. As James says, "Coolest. Son. EVER."
* ''Tags'': Angst, Romance
* ''Comments:'' Rare example of using multiverse theme in a proper way, beyond "I want AU that technically is not an AU". Nice mixture of different styles (there is an action, romance, a bit of fluff and angst).
[=[[reviews:ShadowWalks]]=]

[=[[reviews:Reunion]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9079271/1/The-Last-Straw-Oneshot The Last Straw]]'' net/s/2488754/1/A_Second_Chance_at_Life A Second Chance at Life]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4585555/AlbusPHolmes AlbusPHolmes]]''
net/u/100447/Miranda-Flairgold Miranda Flairgold]]''
* Recommended by" Kogutby: rheasilviadiroma



* ''Synopsis:'' "A chance encounter leads Dumbledore to finally make the decision to confront his demons. Or more specifically the one demon who started it all - Gellert Grindelwald."
* ''Tags'': No Slash, Adventure and Mystery
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:LastStraw]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5526332/1/Childhood-s-End Childhood’s End]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1994264/Vera-Rozalsky Vera Rozalsky]]''
* Recommended: by Kogut

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* ''Synopsis:'' "A chance encounter leads Dumbledore ''Synopsis'': When Voldemort’s assassins find him Harry flees seeking a place to finally make prepare for the decision to confront his demons. Or more specifically battle. Bloodmagic, wandlessmagic, necromancy, fae, a thunderbird, demons, vampires. Harry finds the one demon who started it all - Gellert Grindelwald."
strength & allies to win a war.
* ''Tags'': No Slash, Adventure Adventure
* ''Comments'': A Second Chance at Life
and Mystery
* Comments: Also recommended
its sequels, Changes in a Time of War and A Magical World is a realistic take on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:LastStraw]]=]

overdone 'Harry gets into a new school' cliche. It's a complete AU of Deathly Hallows, and features a much more diverse magical world, new forms of magic (which are fully explained by the story instead of AppliedPhlebotinum). Unfortunately A Magical World hasn't been updated since 2009, and leaves a lot of plot points hanging. Her older works aren't that stellar either.
[=[[reviews:ASecondChanceAtLife]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5526332/1/Childhood-s-End Childhood’s End]]'' net/s/150716/1/The_Serpent_of_Lord_Voldemort The Serpent of Lord Voldemort]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1994264/Vera-Rozalsky Vera Rozalsky]]''
net/u/9000/Angie-Astravic Angie Astravic]]''
* Recommended: by KogutRecommended by: @/{{Leradny}}



* ''Synopsis:'' "On the eve of the Decommissioning of Malfoy Manor, Hermione remembers the end of her childhood."
* ''Tags'': One-shot
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:Childhood’sEnd]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8918000/1/Harry-Potter-Reads-the-Multiverse Harry Potter Reads The Multiverse]]'' By ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2164997/Crossoverpairinglover Crossoverpairinglover]]''
* Recommended by: [=KrspaceT=]
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'' "We've all seen Harry Potter, friends and enemies read his past, but what happens when he gains the opportunity to read the adventures of entirely different Harry Potters. Completely original stories that can range from harem tales to X-overs to pairings that don't make sense. Reading stars including students, staff, death eaters and the Dursleys.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Adventure
* ''Comments' While not written to the levels of say, Firebird's Son, the sheer uniqueness of the idea helps make up for the above average but not stellar quality.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterReadsTheMultiverse]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/387664/1/Denizen-of-the-Deep-A-Hogwarts-Fairy-Tale Denizen of the Deep: A Hogwarts Fairy-Tale]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/104715/Hedda Hedda]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum

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* ''Synopsis:'' "On ''Synopsis'': Harry can turn into a snake. This power saves him when Voldemort turns up at Privet Drive and blows up the eve (empty) Dursley's house -- instead of the Decommissioning of Malfoy Manor, Hermione remembers the end of her childhood."
killing Harry on sight, Voldemort just thinks he's a real snake who can recognize Harry Potter, and takes him prisoner.
* ''Tags'': One-shot
Mystery, Adventure
* Comments: Also recommended on ''Comments'': Voldemort has some of the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:Childhood’sEnd]]=]

oddest yet most in-character [[PetTheDog Pet The Snake]] moments ''EVER.''
** This fic is the fourth in a series of fics: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/26790/1/An_Unwelcome_Visitor An Unwelcome Visitor]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/21522/1/Under_the_Rose_Bush Under the Rose Bush]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/59464/1/The_Serpent The Serpent]]
** Aryllia: There are some vague part in the plots that the author cover by including a Q&A session in the end of each chapter. I can't say that I in any way see why the author couldn't just as well have enforced these part in-story, as well as why spoilers seem to be given out there.
[=[[reviews:TheSerpentOfLordVoldemort]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8918000/1/Harry-Potter-Reads-the-Multiverse Harry Potter Reads The Multiverse]]'' By ''[[https://www.net/s/7508449/1/Session_Transcripts Session Transcripts]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2164997/Crossoverpairinglover Crossoverpairinglover]]''
net/u/1715129/lastcrazyhorn lastcrazyhorn]]
* Recommended by: [=KrspaceT=]
templar627, Salnax1
* ''Status'': Dormant
Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'' "We've all seen Harry Potter, friends and enemies read his past, but what ''Synopsis:'' What happens when he gains the opportunity to read the adventures of entirely different a brain damaged Harry Potters. Completely original stories that can range from harem tales to X-overs to pairings that don't make sense. Reading stars including students, staff, death eaters and a transgender Hermione both get sorted into Slytherin? Snape's not sure, but he thinks it's likely to be an interesting term. This story follows various first years through the Dursleys.
trials of their first year.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Adventure
Hurt/Comfort, Trans!Hermione, and Friendship
* ''Comments' While ''Comments:'' This story is just amazing. The characters seem to really just jump off the page, all of them have their pro and cons. They seem to be truly more than just one dimensional, from Malfoy to Crabbe. Also, the transgender Hermoine isn't as bad as it seems. He/she just really seems to be a guy stuck in a girls body and acts accordingly. Also, the brain damaged harry just seems to finish off the fic giving huge amounts of WAFF and generally empathizing with everyone even a [[spoiler: troll]]
* I'd like to add that while the story line is endearing, Snape does have some out of character moments. Hermes (the trans* Hermione) is extremely believable as a character, however, could have been an OC, as this character doesn't resemble Hermione very well at all. It is clear that the author does
not written to like Draco Malfoy, and overlooks the levels of say, Firebird's Son, canon relationship between he and Snape completely. The other first years the sheer uniqueness of story follows (a couple from each house) are actually almost more interesting than the idea helps make up for characters the above average but not stellar quality.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterReadsTheMultiverse]]=]

summery emphasizes! Their own issues are much more gripping because they're easier to relate too. Vincent Crabbe is given a lot of characterization. All the characters are well written, even if they do deviate from canon.
[=[[reviews:SessionTranscripts]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/387664/1/Denizen-of-the-Deep-A-Hogwarts-Fairy-Tale Denizen of the Deep: A Hogwarts Fairy-Tale]]'' net/s/6092362/1/Shadow-Walks Shadow Walks]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/104715/Hedda Hedda]]''
net/u/636397/lorien829 lorien829]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegumKogut, @/{{Agogobell}}



* ''Synopsis'': What really happened to Dennis Creevey after he fell in the lake on the way to Hogwarts?
* ''Tags'': Fantasy
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:DenizenOfTheDeepAHogwartsFairyTale]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1120278/1/A-Wizard-of-Her-Own A Wizard of Her Own]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/223901/ChelleyBean ChelleyBean]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum

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* ''Synopsis'': What really happened to Dennis Creevey after he fell in ''Synopsis:'' "In the lake on five years since the way Final Battle, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley have struggled to Hogwarts?
cope with the mysterious disappearance and apparent death of Hermione Granger."
* ''Tags'': Fantasy
Angst, Romance
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:DenizenOfTheDeepAHogwartsFairyTale]]=]

''Comments:'' Rare example of using multiverse theme in a proper way, beyond "I want AU that technically is not an AU". Nice mixture of different styles (there is an action, romance, a bit of fluff and angst).
[=[[reviews:ShadowWalks]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1120278/1/A-Wizard-of-Her-Own A Wizard of Her Own]]'' net/s/7881759/1/Shapechangers_and_Espionage Shapechangers and Espionage]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/223901/ChelleyBean ChelleyBean]]''
net/u/1041490/McJunker @/McJunker]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum@/McJunker



* ''Synopsis'': When Harry met Hedwig.
* ''Tags'': One-shot
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:AWizardOfHerOwn]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3321659/1/A-Breath-of-Fresh-Air A Breath of Fresh Air]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/933850/Ineffabilitea Ineffabilitea]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum

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* ''Synopsis'': When Harry met Hedwig.
''Synopsis:'' A story from the First Wizarding War. Infiltrators try to crack the headquarters of the order of the Phoenix, and it does not end well for anyone.
* ''Tags'': Drama, One-shot
* Comments: ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:AWizardOfHerOwn]]=]

''[[http://www.
** An exercise in world-building, plot, and characterization. Features two [=OCs=] vs. the Marauders
[=[[reviews:ShapechangersAndEspionage]]=]

''[[https://www.
fanfiction.net/s/3321659/1/A-Breath-of-Fresh-Air A Breath of Fresh Air]]'' by net/s/6329597/1/Snape-s-Memories Snapes Memories]]'' and the prequel ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/933850/Ineffabilitea Ineffabilitea]]''
net/s/6142629/1/Dudley-s-Memories Dudleys Memories]]''by paganaidd
* Recommended by: fruitstripegumby Ninja Marshwiggle



* ''Synopsis'': Arthur Weasley's first day at the Ministry.
* ''Tags'': One-shot
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:ABreathOfFreshAir]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2549377/1/The-Witching-Hour The Witching Hour]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/612161/Laiqualaurelote Laiqualaurelote]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum

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* ''Synopsis'': Arthur Weasley's first day ''Synopsis'':
** Dudleys Memories: Minerva needs help delivering another letter to #4 Privet Drive. At forty, Dudley is not
at all what Harry expects. A long overdue conversation ensues. DH cannon compliant, but probably not the Ministry.
way you think
** Snapes Memories: Harry is finding a healthy outlet for his "saving people thing" in the form of one damaged little boy. In doing so he finds himself thinking about his old teacher, quite a bit.
* ''Tags'': One-shot
Supernatural, Angst, Discussions of past child abuse, and Kidnapping
* Comments: Also recommended on ''Reviews'': Despite the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:ABreathOfFreshAir]]=]

characterization occasionally feeling a little off to me these to truly are brilliant fics. The interactions are natural and fluid and the abuse (experienced by both Harry and Tim) is portrayed consistently and synthetically as well as realistically. The spelling and grammar is excellent and the pace of the stories is really nice and easy to read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2549377/1/The-Witching-Hour The Witching Hour]]'' sugarquill.net/read.php?storyid=1285&chapno=1 Sounds Like a Breakfast Cereal]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/612161/Laiqualaurelote Laiqualaurelote]]''
''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/index.php?action=profile&id=372 Ara Kane]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum@/MtheR



* ''Synopsis'': Midnight, and none of the Order sleeps...the house at Grimmauld Place has it all.
* ''Tags'': Angst, humour, romance, Oneshot, arthouse attempt.
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:TheWitchingHour]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1346923/1/ The Children]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/331210/samvimes Samvimes]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Kittenmommy}}.

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* ''Synopsis'': Midnight, In his fifth year, Harry finally gets to take a vacation. Join Hex Holmstrom as he dodges arrest from the Ministry, gets the girl, beats the bad guy, and none of the Order sleeps...the house at Grimmauld Place has it all.
turns Hufflepuff House upside down!
* ''Tags'': Angst, humour, romance, Oneshot, arthouse attempt.
* Comments: Also recommended on
Adventure, This story was written prior to the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:TheWitchingHour]]=]

''[[http://www.
release of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
* ''Comments'': I like this one because it takes the badfic staple of "American witch/wizard comes to Hogwarts," and keeps the core idea (let's follow someone new and different and see all their wacky fun adventures!) but sorts the [=OC=] into Hufflepuff, a house which sorely ''needs'' some wacky fun adventures. It's probably not for everyone, though.
[=[[reviews:SoundsLikeABreakfastCereal]]=]

[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/1346923/1/ The Children]]'' net/s/6892925/1/Stages-of-Hope Stages of Hope]] by ''[[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/331210/samvimes Samvimes]]''
net/u/291348/kayly-silverstorm kayly silverstorm]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Kittenmommy}}.Kogut



* ''Synopsis'': After the war, we gather to remember. And none of us escape unscathed, least of all Draco Malfoy...
* ''Tags'': Dark, Angst, and Drama
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A very dark and incredibly plausible little AU ficlet, featuring Draco (but sooo not [[DracoInLeatherPants in leather pants]]), Hermione, Ron, Ginny, ''et al''. Voldemort was defeated, but at a terrible, terrible price:
-->It will never, ever be over for you. There will be the parades every year and visiting Fleur in St. Mungo's on Thursdays and Ginny's constant, endless, terrified prattling. And the knowledge that you have to hold out your left hand when you meet Sirius because he hasn't got a right hand. And Severus Snape's pale white hair. And your library full of books in Braille.
[=[[reviews:TheChildren]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7608009/1/Harry-Potter-The-Boy-Who-Lived-a-Lie Harry Potter: The Boy Who Lived a Lie]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3475002/Jacqui-The-Pirate Jacqui The Pirate]]
* Recommended by: Schlubalybub
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': The writers of other books about Harry Potter have never had the pleasure or indeed misfortune of meeting him. I, Rita Skeeter have met him numerous times, which allows me to give the readers an insight into his life, a biography that I hope will provide an illuminating insight to "The Boy Who Lived"
* ''Tags'': Rita's POV
* ''Comments'': No pairings that weren't in the canon, and not really built on more within the fanfic, but this one isn't really about building on the story, but seeing it from another point of view, namely Rita's. As Rita wasn't exactly Harry's biggest fan within the canon, but writing a book about him anyway, I think that this fanfic also shows a lot about Rita herself- moreso than Harry or any of the other characters- she basically sees Harry as a way to make money, and it's stated numerous times that Harry refuses to speak to Rita, and would not be interviewed for the book.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterTheBoyWhoLivedALie]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3855254/1/Yesterday-s-Orphan Yesterday's Orphan]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/199900/PhantomTF PhantomTF]]''
* Recommended by: Puidwen

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* ''Synopsis'': After Professor Sirius Black, Head of Slytherin house, is confused. Who are these two strangers found at Hogwarts, and why does one of them claim to be the war, we gather to remember. And none son of us escape unscathed, least of all Draco Malfoy...
Lily Lupin and that git James Potter? "things went pear-shaped somewhere along the way, and they're coping the best they can" (from AN) "Either this is the worst impersonation attempt ever, or things have just become very complicated." (from second chapter)
* ''Tags'': Dark, Angst, Dimension travel AU, Dark humor, Adventure, and Drama
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A very
Comments: Great characters, amazing dark and incredibly plausible little AU ficlet, featuring Draco (but sooo not [[DracoInLeatherPants in leather pants]]), Hermione, Ron, Ginny, ''et al''. Voldemort was defeated, but at a terrible, terrible price:
-->It will never, ever be over for you. There will be the parades every year and visiting Fleur in St. Mungo's on Thursdays and Ginny's constant, endless, terrified prattling. And the knowledge that you have to hold out your left hand when you meet Sirius because he hasn't got a right hand. And Severus Snape's pale white hair. And your library full
humor, rare example of books in Braille.
[=[[reviews:TheChildren]]=]

well done dimension travel
[=[[reviews:Stages of Hope]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7608009/1/Harry-Potter-The-Boy-Who-Lived-a-Lie Harry Potter: net/s/6243892/1/The-Strange-Disappearance-of-SallyAnne-Perks The Boy Who Lived a Lie]]'' Strange Disappearance of SallyAnne Perks]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3475002/Jacqui-The-Pirate Jacqui The Pirate]]
net/u/2289300/Paimpont Paimpont]]''
* Recommended by: Schlubalybub
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': The writers of other books about Harry Potter have never had the pleasure or indeed misfortune of meeting him. I, Rita Skeeter have met him numerous times, which allows me to give the readers an insight into his life, a biography that I hope will provide an illuminating insight to "The Boy Who Lived"
* ''Tags'': Rita's POV
* ''Comments'': No pairings that weren't in the canon, and not really built on more within the fanfic, but this one isn't really about building on the story, but seeing it from another point of view, namely Rita's. As Rita wasn't exactly Harry's biggest fan within the canon, but writing a book about him anyway, I think that this fanfic also shows a lot about Rita herself- moreso than Harry or any of the other characters- she basically sees Harry as a way to make money, and it's stated numerous times that Harry refuses to speak to Rita, and would not be interviewed for the book.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterTheBoyWhoLivedALie]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3855254/1/Yesterday-s-Orphan Yesterday's Orphan]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/199900/PhantomTF PhantomTF]]''
* Recommended by: Puidwen
Nalana, Kogut, @/{{Agogobell}}



* ''Synopsis'': Her granddaughter will never attend Hogwarts. Over her dead body.
* ''Tags'': Mystery, and Angst
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:YesterdaysOrphan]]=]

''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=247000 The Anguis Series]]'' by [[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=144658 Slide]]
* Recommended by: omegaman

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* ''Synopsis'': Her granddaughter will never attend Hogwarts. Over her dead body.
''Synopsis:'' Harry recalls that a pale little girl called Sally-Anne was sorted into Hufflepuff during his first year, but no one else remembers her. Was there really a Sally-Anne? Harry and Hermione set out to solve the chilling mystery of the lost Hogwarts student.
* ''Tags'': Mystery, and Angst
Suspense
* Comments: Also recommended on ''Comments:'' An extremely well crafted mystery set in Harry's third year. Extremely good characterisation of a variety of characters, including but not limited to Snape, Dumbledore, and even the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:YesterdaysOrphan]]=]

''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=247000 The Anguis Series]]''
Fat Lady. Very good foreshadowing.
[=[[reviews:The Strange Disappearance of SallyAnne Perks]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/948492/1/Summon-the-Lambs-to-Slaughter Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]''
by [[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=144658 Slide]]
''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
* Recommended by: omegamanPowerupz77
* Status: Dead, last updated Mar 28, 2006
* ''Synopsis'': When a bizarre transfer student comes to Hogwarts, Snape pushes her to the breaking point. But when he's accused of a crime he never committed, she is the only one who can prove his innocence.
* ''tags'': Drama, Adventure, AU, Darkfic
* ''Comments:'' If you can ignore the slightly canon-deviant things, but enjoy the blatantly and proudly AU, this DarkFic is utterly brilliant. It continues from Fifth Year with the arrival of Rebecca Stanhope, a transfer student from the Disabled American Institute of Magical Studies. Problems encountered due to her disability is well thought-out, as it is a bit of a SelfInsertFic. The tone of the story gets dark pretty quickly, and readers will enjoy the complex storyline and wry humour. Sadly, the story abruptly ends, leaving readers to fill in the gaps.
[=[[reviews: Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9996965/1/Swear-to-be-Remembered Swear to be Remembered]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/673330/Laces-Kai Laces Kai]]''
* Recommended by: KomodoClassic
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': A story about a map, it's makers and wandering mischief makers. Follows the Marauders' Map, through its creation, various users, and into the next generation.
* ''Tags'': Friendship and Family

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1869902/1/Temporal-Flux Temporal Flux]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/119872/kirikarin kirikarin]]''
* ''Recommended by'': technicolortardis



* ''Synopsis'': Slytherin House is a hard place to be in the run-up to the Second War. Any student has to worry about classes, careers, juggling the wishes of teachers and parents; a Slytherin gets the rest of the school's judgement, the internal politics of prejudice and choosing sides. How do the decent but cunning, the moral but ambitious, walk the thin green line?
* ''Pairing(s)'': OC/OC
* ''Tags'': Contains profanity, Mild violence, Scenes of a mild sexual nature, Substance abuse, Sensitive topic/issue/theme, Drama, and Romance.
* ''Comments'': The writing is excellent. The plot is incredibly planned and enthralling. The four Slytherin [=OCs=]' personalities, motivations, actions, and relationships are just wonderfully written; they really come to life. Note that the characters are in the year before the Golden Trio and most of their friends, acquaintances, and enemies, so they are not quite in focus as they would be in other fics. Also note that this is a series consisting of four fics, with the title link and synopsis belonging to the first one, ''Latet Anguis in Herba''. The others are ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=259003 Shade to Shade]]'', ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=293286 Falls the Shadow]]'', ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=318952 Beyond This Place]]''.
[=[[reviews:TheAnguisSeries]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8495850/1/Nightwind-School-of-Magic Nightwind School of Magic]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1825918/Lady-Sabine-of-Macayhill Lady Sabine of Macayhill]]
* Recommended by: Joyce13
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Instead of attending Hogwarts, Lily, Severus, Remus, James, and Sirius attend a different school called Nightwind School, a very liberal school that takes those with great magical talent or potential from around the world. They become friends along with eleven others that form a group called the Phoenix Club and this changes their futures greatly.
* ''Tags'': Friendship and Fantasy
* ''Comments'': The author decided to start out with Marauders' generation attending an alternate school, since most fics with this premise focus on Harry doing so. She also took the flaws she found with Hogwarts and corrected them. The fic is currently in fourth-year, and focuses on the Phoenix Club, a group of sixteen students consisting of Lily, Severus, Remus, James, Sirius, and their friends/roommates.
[=[[reviews:NightwindSchoolOfMagic]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6020438/1/A-Different-Future A Different Future]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1825918/Lady-Sabine-of-Macayhill Lady Sabine of Macayhill]]
* Recommended by: Joyce13
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': The Dursleys decide to not keep Harry Potter and leave him on the steps of a church. A wizarding Gypsy couple adopts him, giving him the name of Alexander Romanov, and making him the twin brother to their daughter. Things change from there.
* ''Tags'': Family, Friendship
* ''Comments'': The author has clearly done some research on the {{Usefulnotes/Romani}}, as they are shown in a good light and not in a stereotypical manner. It's mentioned that Harry's adoptive grandparents were in the concentration camps and survived the Holocaust prior to immigrating to England. He also has adoptive aunts, uncles, and cousins, who all care for him and know who he really is, but are keeping it a secret until he says otherwise. Harry, aka Alex, his sister Beth, Ron, Neville, were all friends prior to Hogwarts, and after becoming friends with Hermione, form a group called the Gryffindor quintet. The fic is currently in second year. There is also a prequel of sorts called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6212002/1/Saved-from-Darkness Saved from Darkness]]'', about Severus Snape and his relationship with Harry's adoptive family, based on the maternal grandparents telling Harry/Alex that Snape didn't exactly have a good childhood and after his mother's death, spent his summers working as an apprentice in their apothecary.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9996965/1/Swear-to-be-Remembered Swear to be Remembered]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/673330/Laces-Kai Laces Kai]]''
* Recommended by: KomodoClassic
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': A story about a map, it's makers and wandering mischief makers. Follows the Marauders' Map, through its creation, various users, and into the next generation.
* ''Tags'': Friendship and Family

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9383913/1/How-Potter-Broke-Black How Potter Broke Black]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4774946/We-re-All-M-M-Mad-Here We're All M-M-Mad Here]]''
* Recommended by: KomodoClassic

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* ''Synopsis'': Slytherin House is a hard place to be "The sixth year has begun in Hogwarts with the run-up to the Second War. Any arrival of a new student has who seems too familiar to worry the others just as Ron and Hermione experience difficulties in dealing with each other. What can this strangely familiar new student do?" Jared Blake is the strange new American transfer student to Hogwarts, but there's something... off about classes, careers, juggling him (and his American accent). He's familiar, and yet, nobody can really put a finger on why. With the wishes of teachers wizarding war looming close, and parents; a Slytherin gets with Voldemort now in the rest open, this only serves to make them highly suspicious of him. It doesn't help that he seems to have taken special interest in the school's judgement, the internal politics of prejudice and choosing sides. How do the decent Golden Trio, with Hermione in particular. He has come to Hogwarts with a mission in mind, but cunning, the moral but ambitious, walk the thin green line?
* ''Pairing(s)'': OC/OC
what that mission is, Jared isn't keen to say.
* ''Tags'': Contains profanity, Mild violence, Scenes of a mild sexual nature, Substance abuse, Sensitive topic/issue/theme, Drama, PostOotP, Romance, and Romance.
Adventure
* ''Comments'': I'll be honest, the fic has it's problems. The writing is excellent. a little dated, you can feel it's the author's early days of writing. The plot is incredibly planned characters can sometimes be repetitive (take a drink every time Jared says he's got his father's temper), and enthralling. The four Slytherin [=OCs=]' personalities, motivations, actions, and relationships are just wonderfully written; they really come to life. Note that it DOES make mention of the author's religion (Catholic) through RetConning one of the characters are in into being from a devout Catholic family and having the year before new DADA Teacher be a Catholic priest. However, outside this, the Golden Trio and most of their friends, acquaintances, and enemies, so they are not quite in focus as they would be in religion is surprisingly downplayed compared to other fics. Also note Harry Potter fics that bring in religion (no inexplicable chapels this time). The plot is a series consisting of four fics, with interesting, even if the title link and synopsis belonging to author has difficulty being subtle at times (by the end of the first one, ''Latet Anguis in Herba''. chapter, it's extremely easy to recognise who Jared is). The others new characters fit in well with the world and are ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=259003 Shade interesting in their own right. It's also quite easy to Shade]]'', ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=293286 Falls see how it's clear to the Shadow]]'', ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=318952 Beyond This Place]]''.
[=[[reviews:TheAnguisSeries]]=]

reader who Jared is but not the characters themselves. The romance is underplayed, even though the relationship of two of the characters is ''very'' important to the plot. It's got comedy and the dramatic parts are quite well-written. It comes complete with a ResetButton (one that makes a degree of sense) so the story doesn't interfere with the actual events of Book 6, and where things may differ from canon, they are actually explained.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8495850/1/Nightwind-School-of-Magic Nightwind School net/s/6536945/1/ The Third Wizarding War: The Story of Magic]]'' Miles Brand]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1825918/Lady-Sabine-of-Macayhill Lady Sabine of Macayhill]]
net/u/1041490/McJunker McJunker]]''
* Recommended by: Joyce13
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Instead of attending Hogwarts, Lily, Severus, Remus, James, and Sirius attend a different school called Nightwind School, a very liberal school that takes those with great magical talent or potential from around the world. They become friends along with eleven others that form a group called the Phoenix Club and this changes their futures greatly.
* ''Tags'': Friendship and Fantasy
* ''Comments'': The author decided to start out with Marauders' generation attending an alternate school, since most fics with this premise focus on Harry doing so. She also took the flaws she found with Hogwarts and corrected them. The fic is currently in fourth-year, and focuses on the Phoenix Club, a group of sixteen students consisting of Lily, Severus, Remus, James, Sirius, and their friends/roommates.
[=[[reviews:NightwindSchoolOfMagic]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6020438/1/A-Different-Future A Different Future]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1825918/Lady-Sabine-of-Macayhill Lady Sabine of Macayhill]]
* Recommended by: Joyce13
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': The Dursleys decide to not keep Harry Potter and leave him on the steps of a church. A wizarding Gypsy couple adopts him, giving him the name of Alexander Romanov, and making him the twin brother to their daughter. Things change from there.
* ''Tags'': Family, Friendship
* ''Comments'': The author has clearly done some research on the {{Usefulnotes/Romani}}, as they are shown in a good light and not in a stereotypical manner. It's mentioned that Harry's adoptive grandparents were in the concentration camps and survived the Holocaust prior to immigrating to England. He also has adoptive aunts, uncles, and cousins, who all care for him and know who he really is, but are keeping it a secret until he says otherwise. Harry, aka Alex, his sister Beth, Ron, Neville, were all friends prior to Hogwarts, and after becoming friends with Hermione, form a group called the Gryffindor quintet. The fic is currently in second year. There is also a prequel of sorts called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6212002/1/Saved-from-Darkness Saved from Darkness]]'', about Severus Snape and his relationship with Harry's adoptive family, based on the maternal grandparents telling Harry/Alex that Snape didn't exactly have a good childhood and after his mother's death, spent his summers working as an apprentice in their apothecary.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9996965/1/Swear-to-be-Remembered Swear to be Remembered]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/673330/Laces-Kai Laces Kai]]''
* Recommended by: KomodoClassic
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': A story about a map, it's makers and wandering mischief makers. Follows the Marauders' Map, through its creation, various users, and into the next generation.
* ''Tags'': Friendship and Family

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9383913/1/How-Potter-Broke-Black How Potter Broke Black]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4774946/We-re-All-M-M-Mad-Here We're All M-M-Mad Here]]''
* Recommended by: KomodoClassic
McJunker



* ''Synopsis'': "Sirius Black. He always was a brilliant actor. That's why no one ever really knew the real him. Well that was until Regulus finally discovers the secret he has been hiding. Sirius plans for no one else to find out, but when have plans ever worked out in the wizarding world?" No one knows the truth about Sirius' home life, not even James. When Sirius goes home for the summer, his mother gives him a terrible ultimatum that will break him down further than anyone should ever go. Sirius is the strongest person any of them know--but even he can't fight forever.
* ''Tags'': Angst, Friendship
* ''Comments'': This...is not a happy fic. Sirius is beaten down like crazy. It doesn't even feel like angst, because it's quite well-written. There are semi-frequent grammatical and spelling errors, but they don't detract from the story. And really? I just want to be Sirius' friend after reading this. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Not. A happy. Fic.]]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1869902/1/Temporal-Flux Temporal Flux]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/119872/kirikarin kirikarin]]''
* ''Recommended by'': technicolortardis

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* ''Synopsis'': "Sirius Black. He always was An ex-Auror, a brilliant actor. That's why no Pureblood supremacist, and a Muggle-born criminal are on the run during the Dark Lord's second acension. At least one ever really knew the real him. Well that was until Regulus finally discovers the secret he has been hiding. Sirius plans for no one else to find out, but when have plans ever worked out in the wizarding world?" No one knows the truth about Sirius' home life, not even James. When Sirius goes home for the summer, his mother gives him a terrible ultimatum that will break him down further than anyone should ever go. Sirius is the strongest person any of them know--but even he can't fight forever.
MoralEventHorizon once per story arc.
* ''Tags'': Angst, Friendship
Darkfic, Lots of swearing and violence had by all, Drama, and Suspense
* ''Comments'': This...is not Basically, what would happen if a happy fic. Sirius is beaten down like crazy. It doesn't even feel like angst, because it's quite well-written. There are semi-frequent grammatical and spelling errors, but they don't detract from trio of villains instead of heroes were on the story. And really? I just want to be Sirius' friend after reading this. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Not. A happy. Fic.]]

''[[https://www.
run during Deathly Hallows?
[=[[reviews:TheThirdWizardingWarTheStoryOfMilesBrand]]=]

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/1869902/1/Temporal-Flux Temporal Flux]]'' by ''[[https://www.net/s/2954601/1/ Taking Control]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/119872/kirikarin kirikarin]]''
net/s/4924075/1/Free_Life Free Life]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1049281/fake-a-smile fake a smile]]''
* ''Recommended by'': technicolortardisRecommended by Chuckg, @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Complete, Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Sirius' ghost hangs around after ''[=OoTP=]'' to help Harry get over his death and train him, leading to a Harry who enters year 6 with an iron determination to grow up and take his fate in his own hands and fight the war against Voldemort on his own terms. Meanwhile, the "Golden Trio" splits apart when Harry won't let them in on his new plans, leaving Ginny (and later Remus) as his only confidants. Independent!Harry and Genuinely-Well-Meaning-But-Stiflingly-Manipulative!Dumbledore. ''Taking Control'' is complete; its sequel ''Free Life'' is incomplete but in progress.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Harry/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
* ''Comments:'' Although the main focus of the story is not the romance, this still has one of the best-developed Harry/Ginny romances ''ever''. The pacing is delightfully appropriate, the author has a fine grasp of subtlety, and the plot is interesting and without obvious holes. Unlike most other Manipulative!Dumbledore fics, the Dumbledore in this one is neither using inappropriate methods or has evil intentions, he's just idealistically misguided. And while Harry's more kickarse than canon, this isn't remotely near a Super!Harry fic. Indeed, the only possible negative note is that Ron and Hermione do ''not'' come off well in this fic -- its hardly RonTheDeathEater territory, but Ron gets to be the clueless git again, and Hermione has her bossy know-it-all tendencies taken to positively [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] levels. So, Ron and Hermione fans have been warned.
** Not so sure that it's not a bit of a Super!Harry fic, what with the [[spoiler: dual animagus forms and the superfast learning cool stuff over the summer]]. The mandatory shopping splurge can't be avoided but it's a nice enough read apart from that.
[=[[reviews:TakingControl]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6894757 THERMOS!, or, How a Muggle-Born Brought a New Age of Spell-Making to Hogwarts (Entirely by Accident)]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/susieboo/pseuds/susieboo susieboo]]''
* Recommended by: @/AdelePotter, @/UncloudedTJ



* ''Synopsis'': "The sixth year has begun in Hogwarts with the arrival of a new student who seems too familiar to the others just as Ron and Hermione experience difficulties in dealing with each other. What can this strangely familiar new student do?" Jared Blake is the strange new American transfer student to Hogwarts, but there's something... off about him (and his American accent). He's familiar, and yet, nobody can really put a finger on why. With the wizarding war looming close, and with Voldemort now in the open, this only serves to make them highly suspicious of him. It doesn't help that he seems to have taken special interest in the Golden Trio, with Hermione in particular. He has come to Hogwarts with a mission in mind, but what that mission is, Jared isn't keen to say.
* ''Tags'': PostOotP, Romance, and Adventure
* ''Comments'': I'll be honest, the fic has it's problems. The writing is a little dated, you can feel it's the author's early days of writing. The characters can sometimes be repetitive (take a drink every time Jared says he's got his father's temper), and it DOES make mention of the author's religion (Catholic) through RetConning one of the characters into being from a devout Catholic family and having the new DADA Teacher be a Catholic priest. However, outside this, the religion is surprisingly downplayed compared to other Harry Potter fics that bring in religion (no inexplicable chapels this time). The plot is interesting, even if the author has difficulty being subtle at times (by the end of the first chapter, it's extremely easy to recognise who Jared is). The new characters fit in well with the world and are interesting in their own right. It's also quite easy to see how it's clear to the reader who Jared is but not the characters themselves. The romance is underplayed, even though the relationship of two of the characters is ''very'' important to the plot. It's got comedy and the dramatic parts are quite well-written. It comes complete with a ResetButton (one that makes a degree of sense) so the story doesn't interfere with the actual events of Book 6, and where things may differ from canon, they are actually explained.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7613196/1/The-Pureblood-Pretense The Pureblood Pretense]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3489773/murkybluematter murkybluematter]]''
* Recommended by Kitzsah and Joyce13
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Harriett Potter dreams of going to Hogwarts, but in a universe where the school only accepts purebloods, the only way to reach her goal is to switch places with her pureblood cousin—the only problem? Her cousin is a boy.
* ''Tags'': AU, Adventure, and Friendship
* ''Comments'': As the author mentioned, this is a [[SongoftheLioness Song of the Lioness]] take on the Harry Potter series. The universe it takes place in is heavily AU. Tom Riddle never becomes Voldemort, instead becoming the leader of a political party. Due to his influence, Hogwarts now only accepts purebloods with British half-bloods and muggleborns having to go to the American Institute of Magic. Harriet Potter and her cousin, Arcturus (Archie) Black, son of Sirius Black, who just so happens to want to go to AIM. Like in Song of the Lioness, she and Archie switches places, fulfilling both of their dreams. Now all she has to do to is to survive her next seven years in Hogwarts [[SweetPollyOliver pretending to be a pureblood male heir]] in Slytherin. If only she could stop being a trouble magnet. This is part of an ongoing series, with the sequels being [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8239413/1/The-Serpentine-Subterfuge The Serpentine Subterfuge]],[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10041727/1/The-Ambiguous-Artifice The Ambiguous Artifact]], and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11911497/1/The-Futile-Facade The Fultile Facade]].

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6329597/1/Snape-s-Memories Snapes Memories]]'' and the prequel ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6142629/1/Dudley-s-Memories Dudleys Memories]]''by paganaidd
* Recommended by Ninja Marshwiggle

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* ''Synopsis'': "The sixth year has begun in Hogwarts with the arrival of a new student who seems too familiar to the others Muggle-born witch Phoebe [=McDevitt=] just as Ron and wanted her tea to stay warm during class. She didn't expect to accidentally start a spell-making craze among her classmates.
* ''Pairing(s)'':
Hermione experience difficulties in dealing with each other. What can this strangely familiar new student do?" Jared Blake is the strange new American transfer student to Hogwarts, but there's something... off about him (and his American accent). He's familiar, and yet, nobody can really put a finger on why. With the wizarding war looming close, and with Voldemort now in the open, this only serves to make them highly suspicious of him. It doesn't help that he seems to have taken special interest in the Golden Trio, with Hermione in particular. He has come to Hogwarts with a mission in mind, but what that mission is, Jared isn't keen to say.
Granger/Ron Weasley
* ''Tags'': PostOotP, Humor, One-Shot, Muggle-born Pride, Muggle-born Culture, MugglesDoItBetter, Humor, AmbitionIsEvil (aversion), AchievementsInIgnorance, POV Third Person Omniscient, Harry Potter Next Generation, No Plot/Plotless, No Romance, and Adventure
Slytherin, Good Slytherins, Slytherin Original Character(s), Explicit Language, Muggle-born Original Character(s)
* ''Comments'': I'll be honest, Also recommended on the fic has it's problems. The writing is a little dated, you can feel it's the author's early days of writing. The characters can sometimes be repetitive (take a drink every time Jared says he's got his father's temper), FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots and it DOES make mention of the author's religion (Catholic) through RetConning one of the characters into being from a devout Catholic family and having the new DADA Teacher be a Catholic priest. However, outside this, the religion is surprisingly downplayed compared to other Harry Potter fics that bring in religion (no inexplicable chapels this time). The plot is interesting, even if the author has difficulty being subtle at times (by the end of the first chapter, it's extremely easy to recognise who Jared is). The new characters fit in well with the world and are interesting in their own right. It's also quite easy to see how it's clear to the reader who Jared is but not the characters themselves. The romance is underplayed, even though the relationship of two of the characters is ''very'' important to the plot. It's got comedy and the dramatic parts are quite well-written. It comes complete with a ResetButton (one that makes a degree of sense) so the story doesn't interfere with the actual events of Book 6, and where things may differ from canon, they are actually explained.

''[[https://www.
FanficRecs/HarryPotterHumorCrack pages.
* Tags:
[=[[reviews:ThermosOrHowAMuggleBornBroughtANewAgeOfSpellMakingToHogwartsEntirelyByAccident]]=]

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/7613196/1/The-Pureblood-Pretense The Pureblood Pretense]]'' net/s/5176787/1/Thou_Shalt_Not_Suffer Thou Shalt Not Suffer]]'' by ''[[https://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3489773/murkybluematter murkybluematter]]''
net/u/933175/TheWizardsHarry The Wizards Harry]]
* Recommended by Kitzsah and Joyce13
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Harriett Potter dreams of going to Hogwarts, but in a universe where the school only accepts purebloods, the only way to reach her goal is to switch places with her pureblood cousin—the only problem? Her cousin is a boy.
* ''Tags'': AU, Adventure, and Friendship
* ''Comments'': As the author mentioned, this is a [[SongoftheLioness Song of the Lioness]] take on the Harry Potter series. The universe it takes place in is heavily AU. Tom Riddle never becomes Voldemort, instead becoming the leader of a political party. Due to his influence, Hogwarts now only accepts purebloods with British half-bloods and muggleborns having to go to the American Institute of Magic. Harriet Potter and her cousin, Arcturus (Archie) Black, son of Sirius Black, who just so happens to want to go to AIM. Like in Song of the Lioness, she and Archie switches places, fulfilling both of their dreams. Now all she has to do to is to survive her next seven years in Hogwarts [[SweetPollyOliver pretending to be a pureblood male heir]] in Slytherin. If only she could stop being a trouble magnet. This is part of an ongoing series, with the sequels being [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8239413/1/The-Serpentine-Subterfuge The Serpentine Subterfuge]],[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10041727/1/The-Ambiguous-Artifice The Ambiguous Artifact]], and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11911497/1/The-Futile-Facade The Fultile Facade]].

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6329597/1/Snape-s-Memories Snapes Memories]]'' and the prequel ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6142629/1/Dudley-s-Memories Dudleys Memories]]''by paganaidd
* Recommended by Ninja Marshwiggle
by: [[http://liquid-molasses.livejournal.com/ Liquid-Molasses]], mermaidgirl45



* ''Synopsis'':
** Dudleys Memories: Minerva needs help delivering another letter to #4 Privet Drive. At forty, Dudley is not at all what Harry expects. A long overdue conversation ensues. DH cannon compliant, but probably not the way you think
** Snapes Memories: Harry is finding a healthy outlet for his "saving people thing" in the form of one damaged little boy. In doing so he finds himself thinking about his old teacher, quite a bit.
* ''Tags'': Supernatural, Angst, Discussions of past child abuse, and Kidnapping
* ''Reviews'': Despite the characterization occasionally feeling a little off to me these to truly are brilliant fics. The interactions are natural and fluid and the abuse (experienced by both Harry and Tim) is portrayed consistently and synthetically as well as realistically. The spelling and grammar is excellent and the pace of the stories is really nice and easy to read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5200789/1/The-Life-And-Times The Life And Times]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/376071/Jewels5 Jewels5]]''
* Recommended by: {{tropicalbeaches}}
* ''Status'': Dormant: Last update 2013
* ''Synopsis'': She was dramatic. He was dynamic. She was precise. He was impulsive. He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart require time.
* ''Pairing(s)'': James P./Lily Evans P.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure
* ''Comments'': [[Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimes Has it's own page]]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9824469/1/Harry-Potter-24 Harry Potter 24]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2606444/Xavras Xavras]]''
* Recommended by: Hackstory

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* ''Synopsis'':
** Dudleys Memories: Minerva needs help delivering another letter to #4 Privet Drive. At forty, Dudley is not at all what Harry expects. A long overdue conversation ensues. DH cannon compliant, but probably not
''Synopsis'': An emotionally realistic take on the way you think
** Snapes Memories: Harry is finding a healthy outlet for his "saving people thing" in the form
idea of one damaged little boy. In doing so he finds himself thinking about his old teacher, quite a bit.
fundamentalist Christian being invited to Hogwarts.
* ''Tags'': Supernatural, Angst, Discussions Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': Now complete! The story deals with the issue without being anti-religion or a proselytization tool, but instead using religion as another way to examine the series' major themes
of past child abuse, hatred and Kidnapping
* ''Reviews'': Despite the characterization occasionally feeling a
prejudice.
** Seconded--a
little off to me these to truly are brilliant fics. cautiously--by @/MtheR. The interactions are natural and fluid and the abuse (experienced by both Harry and Tim) is portrayed consistently and synthetically as well as realistically. The first couple chapters have a few persistent spelling errors and grammar typos, but nothing distracting. The [=OC=] at the center of the story is excellent flawed but likable, and the pace representation of Slytherin so far looks to be one of the stories is really nice most balanced and easy realistic I've seen in a fanfiction. Mostly I'm recommending because it's the first Harry Potter fanfiction in ages to read.

hold my attention past the fifth chapter.
** For those of you who were put off by the "Christian!" thing, as I was, give this fic a chance. The main character is very likable and the whole thing is great fun. I was expecting a religious rant, but got one of my favorite OC fanfics. Also, calling Lockhart "Captain Vainglory" is made of win.
[=[[reviews:ThouShaltNotSuffer]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5200789/1/The-Life-And-Times net/s/2686464/1/To_Fight_The_Coming_Darkness To Fight The Life And Times]]'' Coming Darkness]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/376071/Jewels5 Jewels5]]''
net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
* Recommended by: {{tropicalbeaches}}
* ''Status'': Dormant: Last update 2013
* ''Synopsis'': She was dramatic. He was dynamic. She was precise. He was impulsive. He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart require time.
* ''Pairing(s)'': James P./Lily Evans P.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure
* ''Comments'': [[Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimes Has it's own page]]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9824469/1/Harry-Potter-24 Harry Potter 24]]''
Recommended: by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2606444/Xavras Xavras]]''
* Recommended by: Hackstory
lanky



* ''Synopsis'': October 1996. A 24 hour period in Harry Potter's life. Each chapter will represent 1 hour of real time. Summary details can be found inside the story. Tom Riddle is planning to end the war before it even begins. Dumbledore helps Harry and his friends do the same.
* ''Tags'': AU, Drama, Adventure, Non Canon relationships, character deaths that are non canon, characters that may be OOC although there will be reasons made clear in the story for why they are acting OOC compared to canon, and changes in how the final battle comes about.
* ''Comments'': Despite its at-times-poor grammar, the fic is overall very enjoyable and has moments of true brilliance. Watching the events of the story line up, and seeing the characters and their overlap in the ways that they do leads to some moments of that are truly amazing. Highly recommended to anyone who can get past the initial few chapters, which are admittedly not great.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7389468/1/Wicked-A-Harry-Potter-Musical Wicked: a Harry Potter Musical]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2302755/avalonchick5 avalonchick5]]''
* Recommended by: Hackstory

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* ''Synopsis'': October 1996. A 24 hour period in Susan Bones was with Amelia Bones when Voldemort came to kill her. Unfortunately for him, Harry Potter's life. Each chapter will represent 1 hour of real time. Summary details can be found inside was there to stop him. Essentially, the story. Tom Riddle is planning to end story diverges rapidly after the war before it even begins. Dumbledore helps events of the fifth book, with Harry managing to catch Voldemort off of his guard and his friends do the same.
injuring him. This enrages Harry's powerful foe into taking him completely seriously, causing [[RealityEnsues reality to ensue]].
* ''Tags'': AU, Drama, Adventure, Non Canon relationships, character deaths that are non canon, characters that may be OOC although there will be reasons made clear in the story for why they are acting OOC compared to canon, and changes in how the final battle comes about.
Romance
* ''Comments'': Despite its at-times-poor grammar, the fic is overall very enjoyable and has moments of true brilliance. Watching the events of the This story line up, rapidly gets darker and seeing darker as it progresses, with both Harry and Voldemort not pulling their punches. While jbern's work is always leaning towards cynicism on the sliding scale, this work takes AnyoneCanDie to new levels and develops some characters into quite believable monsters. This is a world where Voldemort becomes very manipulative, forcing Harry to ditch being an AllLovingHero in order to examine [[WhatYouAreInTheDark exactly how far he's willing to go to beat Voldemort]] and to discover the simple truth that GoodIsNotNice. Brilliantly written, as always, and it gets bonus points for lots and lots of CharacterDevelopment, not all of which is good for the characters and their overlap in involved.
** Unseen Voice: Really good story with a believable real-world-approach to
the ways that they do leads to some moments of that Wizards War. There are truly amazing. Highly recommended to anyone no true heroes in this story, just survivors who can get past are ready to do anything it takes to win, leading to an egregious amount of WhatTheHellHero moments. I disliked the initial few chapters, which are admittedly not great.

BitterSweetEnding with hints of a sequel, but that's just my preference of reading stories with a definite closure. A good read.
[=[[reviews:ToFightTheComingDarkness]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7389468/1/Wicked-A-Harry-Potter-Musical Wicked: a Harry Potter Musical]]'' net/s/9118123/1/To-Play-the-Devil To Play the Devil]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2302755/avalonchick5 avalonchick5]]''
net/u/4263138/The-Wayland-Smith The Wayland Smith]]''
* Recommended by: HackstoryLysianda



* ''Synopsis'': Dumbledore has made a terrible decision: to start up a Hogwarts drama program! When he decides to remake a well-known beloved Muggle musical, will those who hold it near and dear to their hearts be able to stop the disaster in production?
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/FemOC
* ''Tags'': AU, Romance, and Drama

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10919931/1/Captives Captives]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1864993/Mweloo Mweloo]]
* Recommended by: Wolfberries

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* ''Synopsis'': Dumbledore has made a terrible decision: Immortality is not all it's cracked up to start up a Hogwarts drama program! When he decides to remake a well-known beloved Muggle musical, will those who hold it near be. At least not when the only other immortal around is your worst enemy and dear to their hearts be able to stop the disaster in production?
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/FemOC
closest thing to a friend you have left. The war ended over a hundred years ago and Harry Potter and Tom Riddle have each been enjoying the quiet life, whilst politely ignoring each other. However, war is coming.
* ''Tags'': AU, Romance, Fantasy, Adventure
* ''Comments'': It's a fun romp of a story. Set around 150 years after the Second Wizarding War ended in a truce Harry
and Drama

''[[https://www.
Voldemort are placed in a position where they have to work together, in an often amusing relationship. The story can be a bit slow, but it's engaging and the payoff is worth it. Occasionally there's a sense of narrative causality; however, it is normally forgivable.
[=[[reviews: ToPlaytheDevil]]=]

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/10919931/1/Captives Captives]]'' net/s/8255907/1/Turning-Point Turning Point]]'' by [[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1864993/Mweloo Mweloo]]
net/u/751488/TheGodMachine TheGodMachine]]''
* Recommended by: Wolfberries@/{{Agogobell}}



* ''Synopsis:'' A brief moment between Draco and Luna during her imprisonment at Malfoy Manor, and the events that lead up to it.
* ''Tags'': AU, Angst
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:Captives]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10508117/1 The Golden Lamb]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4363544 Starlit Skyline]]
* Recommended by: Gamma Cavy

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* ''Synopsis:'' Who is James Potter anyway, when "he" is really Jasmine Potter, roommate of Lily Evans? Jasmine has always thought of herself as a boy inside, and when "she" becomes James, he is able to get the girl of his dreams, that red-haired beauty Evans. But when James presents himself to the Marauders, Sirius is unable to handle it.
* ''Tags'': Transgender themes, Romance, Warning: Misgendering, Transphobia
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lilly/James
* ''Comments:'' This is a wonderful piece of transgender fiction - no [[OutOfCharacterMoment OOC moments]], a brilliant plotline, and realistic handling of {{Transgender}} topics. Only there's magic involved. Highly recommended. - Agogobell
[=[[reviews:TurningPoint]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3676590/1/Unequivocally_Unusual Unequivocally Unusual]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1116267/Quantum-Cat Quantum Cat]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Comartemis}} Ayacyana
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Fate kicks Harry in the teeth in his second year when Ron and Hermione are both petrified by the basilisk. With the rest of the school villifying him worse than ever and nobody left to turn to, Harry begins to break down... until coincidence throws him a bone. A rather ''loony'' bone.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship
* ''Comments'': Now here's something you don't see every day; a Harry/Luna ''friendship'' fic. No soul bonds, no "twu wuv!", and no use of ObfuscatingStupidity to turn Luna into a PossessionSue. A very engaging take on what it would take for these two to hit it off and what happens when you mix Lovegood-brand insanity into Harry's usual adventures. Highly recommended, but it seems to be dead; it's been on hiatus since April of '09.
[=[[reviews:UnequivocallyUnusual]]=]

''[[http://www.elidupree.com/main/archives/voldemort%27s-children Voldemorts Children]]'' by [=EliDupree=]. Has its own page [[Webcomic/VoldemortsChildren here]].
* Recommended by: [=Zeroignite=], [=Salnax1=], feral
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis:'' A brief moment between Draco and Luna during her imprisonment at Malfoy Manor, story of what the possible effects 11 years of horrible abuse would have had on a young Harry, and the events that lead up to it.
aftermath. Hint: it isn't pleasant.
* ''Tags'': AU, Angst
Abuse, Dark
* ''Comments'': Also recommended ''Comments:'' This webcomic has a pretty distinctive art and storytelling style. Definitely an alternate take on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:Captives]]=]

HP backstory that I think is worth exploring.
[=[[reviews:VoldemortsChildren]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6566667/1/The_Wall The Wall]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1856169/brenners brenners]]''
* Recommended by: mermaidgirl45
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': What if, in Hogwarts, there was a wall in the girls bathroom where there was a list of all the guys in the school, rated from 1 - 10?
* ''Tags'': Humor
* Comments: This is a great fic. It's really interesting, and funny, and it's sticks with the characters. It comes ''highly'' recommended.
[=[[reviews:TheWall]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4343191/1/Warriors_Heir Warrior's Heir]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1408143/Osireia Osireia]]''
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ, abcd_z
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry is thrown into a world where purebloods are discriminated against, Tom Riddle is the Boy Who Lived, and the Dark Lord...is someone he'd never suspect. Will his emerging abilities be enough? Should he support Riddle -- or the Dark Lord?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship, AU
[=[[reviews:WarriorsHeir]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10508117/1 The Golden Lamb]]'' net/s/7389468/1/Wicked-A-Harry-Potter-Musical Wicked: a Harry Potter Musical]]'' by [[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4363544 Starlit Skyline]]
net/u/2302755/avalonchick5 avalonchick5]]''
* Recommended by: Gamma CavyHackstory



* ''Synopsis'': A former pupil thinks about Headmaster Dumbledore, and wonders... ''Tell me headmaster, have you ever picked favorites?''
* ''Tags'': One-shot
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:TheGoldenLamb]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9860311/1/A-Long-Journey-Home A Long Journey Home]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/236698/Rakeesh Rakeesh]]''
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Ongoing (sporadic updates).
* Synopsis: In one world, it was Harry Potter who defeated Voldemort. In another, it was Jasmine Potter instead. But her victory wasn't the end - her struggles continued long afterward. And began long, long before.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure, Fem!Harry, Powerful!Harry, AlternateUniverseFic, and TimeTravel
* ''Comments'': [[Fanfic/ALongJourneyHome Has it's own page]]
[=[[reviews:ALongJourneyHome]]=]

[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7392793/1/Don-t-Let-Me-Go Don't Let Me Go]] by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2365350/akmdreamer akmdreamer]]
* Recommended by: [=Netherman14=]

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* ''Synopsis'': A former pupil thinks about Headmaster Dumbledore, Dumbledore has made a terrible decision: to start up a Hogwarts drama program! When he decides to remake a well-known beloved Muggle musical, will those who hold it near and wonders... ''Tell me headmaster, have you ever picked favorites?''
dear to their hearts be able to stop the disaster in production?
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/FemOC
* ''Tags'': One-shot
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:TheGoldenLamb]]=]

''[[https://www.
AU, Romance, and Drama

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/9860311/1/A-Long-Journey-Home A Long Journey Home]]'' net/s/1245134/1/ Winter's Debt]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/236698/Rakeesh Rakeesh]]''
net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Ongoing (sporadic updates).
* Synopsis: In one world, it was Harry Potter who defeated Voldemort. In another, it was Jasmine Potter instead. But her victory wasn't the end - her struggles continued long afterward. And began long, long before.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure, Fem!Harry, Powerful!Harry, AlternateUniverseFic, and TimeTravel
* ''Comments'': [[Fanfic/ALongJourneyHome Has it's own page]]
[=[[reviews:ALongJourneyHome]]=]

[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7392793/1/Don-t-Let-Me-Go Don't Let Me Go]] by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2365350/akmdreamer akmdreamer]]
* Recommended by: [=Netherman14=]
Eoppen, Powerupz77



* ''Synopsis'': After his godfather's death, Harry withdraws, depressed and guilt-ridden. Can a visit from Ginny, Remus, and Tonks bring him to his senses?
* ''Tags'': One-Shot, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Songfic, Sort of AU, it does follow book 5 & most of 6, but how Harry is brought from the Durselys is changed.
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:DontLetMeGo]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11475194/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Year-of-Madness Harry Potter and the Year of Madness]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3475002/ JacquiWrites]]''
* Recommended by: Schlubalybub
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter defeated Lord Voldemort twelve hours ago. Follow him through his year of madness, where he will have to deal with unbelievers, friends and family, marriage proposals, Kreacher's massive over protectiveness and interesting way of misunderstanding, and much more.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Not touched on yet, but it seems to be following canon so far.
* ''Tags'': Family
* ''Comments'': It's still being written, but it's quite promising. It's not the dark, miserable sort of fic that often appears when they're set directly after the end of the battle. Three chapters in, and it only seems to be the day after. Quite slow, and the author puts in punchlines at the end of each chapter. They work surprisingly well though.
[=[[reviews: HarryPotterandtheYearofMadness]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6894757 THERMOS!, or, How a Muggle-Born Brought a New Age of Spell-Making to Hogwarts (Entirely by Accident)]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/susieboo/pseuds/susieboo susieboo]]''
* Recommended by: @/AdelePotter, @/UncloudedTJ

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* ''Synopsis'': After his godfather's death, Harry withdraws, depressed [[spoiler: Draco Malfoy]] tells the story of the little sister he found he had, and guilt-ridden. Can a visit ''why'' she had to be hidden from Ginny, Remus, the world. Thorough oneshot that covers her first appearance all the way to the end of the war [[spoiler: and Tonks bring him to his senses?
her life]].
* ''Tags'': One-Shot, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Songfic, Sort of AU, it does follow book 5 & most of 6, but how Harry is brought from the Durselys is changed.
Angst
* ''Comments'': ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:DontLetMeGo]]=]

''[[https://www.
** Warning: This one is serious TearJerker material. If you don't start crying at some point in the story, you have no soul. Beautifully evocative and powerful, the ending is well written and unexpected.
** Features extreme amounts of RonTheDeathEater and CharacterDerailment- Dobby is a spineless coward, Harry is a dark (!) wizard etc.
[=[[reviews:WintersDebt]]=]

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/11475194/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Year-of-Madness Harry Potter and the Year of Madness]]'' net/s/2549377/1/The-Witching-Hour The Witching Hour]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3475002/ JacquiWrites]]''
net/u/612161/Laiqualaurelote Laiqualaurelote]]''
* Recommended by: Schlubalybub
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter defeated Lord Voldemort twelve hours ago. Follow him through his year of madness, where he will have to deal with unbelievers, friends and family, marriage proposals, Kreacher's massive over protectiveness and interesting way of misunderstanding, and much more.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Not touched on yet, but it seems to be following canon so far.
* ''Tags'': Family
* ''Comments'': It's still being written, but it's quite promising. It's not the dark, miserable sort of fic that often appears when they're set directly after the end of the battle. Three chapters in, and it only seems to be the day after. Quite slow, and the author puts in punchlines at the end of each chapter. They work surprisingly well though.
[=[[reviews: HarryPotterandtheYearofMadness]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6894757 THERMOS!, or, How a Muggle-Born Brought a New Age of Spell-Making to Hogwarts (Entirely by Accident)]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/susieboo/pseuds/susieboo susieboo]]''
* Recommended by: @/AdelePotter, @/UncloudedTJ
fruitstripegum



* ''Synopsis'': Muggle-born witch Phoebe [=McDevitt=] just wanted her tea to stay warm during class. She didn't expect to accidentally start a spell-making craze among her classmates.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley
* ''Tags'': Humor, One-Shot, Muggle-born Pride, Muggle-born Culture, MugglesDoItBetter, Humor, AmbitionIsEvil (aversion), AchievementsInIgnorance, POV Third Person Omniscient, Harry Potter Next Generation, No Plot/Plotless, No Romance, Slytherin, Good Slytherins, Slytherin Original Character(s), Explicit Language, Muggle-born Original Character(s)
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots and FanficRecs/HarryPotterHumorCrack pages.
* Tags:
[=[[reviews:ThermosOrHowAMuggleBornBroughtANewAgeOfSpellMakingToHogwartsEntirelyByAccident]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9118123/1/To-Play-the-Devil To Play the Devil]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4263138/The-Wayland-Smith The Wayland Smith]]''
* Recommended by: Lysianda

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* ''Synopsis'': Muggle-born witch Phoebe [=McDevitt=] just wanted her tea to stay warm during class. She didn't expect to accidentally start a spell-making craze among her classmates.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley
Midnight, and none of the Order sleeps...the house at Grimmauld Place has it all.
* ''Tags'': Humor, One-Shot, Muggle-born Pride, Muggle-born Culture, MugglesDoItBetter, Humor, AmbitionIsEvil (aversion), AchievementsInIgnorance, POV Third Person Omniscient, Harry Potter Next Generation, No Plot/Plotless, No Romance, Slytherin, Good Slytherins, Slytherin Original Character(s), Explicit Language, Muggle-born Original Character(s)
Angst, humour, romance, Oneshot, arthouse attempt.
* ''Comments'': Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:TheWitchingHour]]=]

''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=223057 With Malice Aforethought]]''
and FanficRecs/HarryPotterHumorCrack pages.
''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=236392 And Malice Towards None]]'' by [[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=116971 SPSmith]]
* Tags:
[=[[reviews:ThermosOrHowAMuggleBornBroughtANewAgeOfSpellMakingToHogwartsEntirelyByAccident]]=]

''[[https://www.
Recommended by: Shinji117
* ''Status'': First Complete, Second Dead
* ''Synopsis'': An alternate 6th year. But surprisingly believable. Avoids [[RonTheDeathEater Ron, Albus or Ginny The Death Eaters]]. A very possible what-could-have-been. Harry takes the death of Sirius rather badly, and decides to take things seriously (but realistically. No time-turner training, insta-god-mode from Founder inheritance etc) in 6th year.
* ''Pairings'': Start of fic- [[spoiler: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny]], end of WMA- [[spoiler: Harry/Hermione, Ron/Luna]].
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Ron/Luna
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor, Action/Adventure
* ''Comments'': This is actually very good. Normally alternate year stories have Harry somehow gain power overnight (be it via time travel, inheritance or divine intervention). This story avoids that, and gives Harry a realistic power increase in proportion to the work he is putting in. This story has no moments that truly are canon-breaking (well, Crabbe and Goyle are a tad [[DracoInLeatherPants Leather Pantsified]] as unbelievable as that sounds). Voldermort is a tad passive at the start, but that does change later on. Even those who normally hate [[spoiler: H/Hr]] probably won't mind as it comes off believably after all the main characters undergo quite a lot of well-written development. No-one really acts out of character other than Crabbe, Goyle [[MoralEventHorizon and Dawlish]]. Now if only [=SPSmith=] would continue the sequel...
[=[[reviews:WithMaliceAforethoughtAndAndMaliceTowardsNone]]=]

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/9118123/1/To-Play-the-Devil To Play the Devil]]'' net/s/1120278/1/A-Wizard-of-Her-Own A Wizard of Her Own]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4263138/The-Wayland-Smith The Wayland Smith]]''
net/u/223901/ChelleyBean ChelleyBean]]''
* Recommended by: Lysiandafruitstripegum



* ''Synopsis'': Immortality is not all it's cracked up to be. At least not when the only other immortal around is your worst enemy and the closest thing to a friend you have left. The war ended over a hundred years ago and Harry Potter and Tom Riddle have each been enjoying the quiet life, whilst politely ignoring each other. However, war is coming.
* ''Tags'': AU, Fantasy, Adventure
* ''Comments'': It's a fun romp of a story. Set around 150 years after the Second Wizarding War ended in a truce Harry and Voldemort are placed in a position where they have to work together, in an often amusing relationship. The story can be a bit slow, but it's engaging and the payoff is worth it. Occasionally there's a sense of narrative causality; however, it is normally forgivable.
[=[[reviews: ToPlaytheDevil]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11982933/1/Aunt-Marge-s-Even-Bigger-Mistake Aunt Marge's Even Bigger Mistake]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6993240/FloreatCastellum FloreatCastellum]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum

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* ''Synopsis'': Immortality is not all it's cracked up to be. At least not when the only other immortal around is your worst enemy and the closest thing to a friend you have left. The war ended over a hundred years ago and When Harry Potter and Tom Riddle have each been enjoying the quiet life, whilst politely ignoring each other. However, war is coming.
met Hedwig.
* ''Tags'': AU, Fantasy, Adventure
One-shot
* ''Comments'': It's a fun romp of a story. Set around 150 years after Comments: Also recommended on the Second Wizarding War ended in a truce Harry and Voldemort are placed in a position where they have to work together, in an often amusing relationship. The story can be a bit slow, but it's engaging and the payoff is worth it. Occasionally there's a sense of narrative causality; however, it is normally forgivable.
[=[[reviews: ToPlaytheDevil]]=]

''[[https://www.
FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:AWizardOfHerOwn]]=]

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/11982933/1/Aunt-Marge-s-Even-Bigger-Mistake Aunt Marge's Even Bigger Mistake]]'' net/s/3855254/1/Yesterday-s-Orphan Yesterday's Orphan]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6993240/FloreatCastellum FloreatCastellum]]''
net/u/199900/PhantomTF PhantomTF]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegumPuidwen



* ''Synopsis'': Ginny persuades Harry to attend Dudley's wedding. Unfortunately, both of them forgot that Aunt Marge would also be attending.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Family, One-shot
* ''Comments'': Winner of Mugglenet's Quicksilver Quill Awards 2016, Best General (One-shot).

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2418008/1/Icarus Icarus]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/479439/MarbleGlove MarbleGlove]]''
* Recommended by: Sallera
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': In her seventh year, Hermione needs a supervisor for a Transfiguration research project, but [=McGonagall=] and Dumbledore are too busy with the war. There's one more Master of Transfiguration in Britain, though... he's just on the other side. She decides to write a letter.
* ''Tags'': Horror
* ''Comments'': Surprisingly, not crack at all, and nearly a TearJerker.
** Seconded by @/{{Nictis}}, this is one of the best stories I've seen with a focus on letters between characters and I loved the ending.
[=[[reviews: Icarus]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3760346/1/Mischief-Managed Mischief Managed]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/547939/Crazy-Mishka Crazy Mishka'']]
* Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Hermione made friends with two entirely different boys, and it makes for an entirely different school experience.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Friendship, AU, One-shot
* ''Comments'': Really great story, Hermione makes friends with Fred and George instead. Not a romance.
[=[[reviews: MischiefManaged]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9933747/1/Blue-Christmas Blue Christmas]]'' by SpoonyLupin
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After Arthur Weasley is attacked by the snake, he's placed in the same room as another bite victim - a werewolf who is having a hard time adjusting to the latest turn of events in his life. When Remus pays him a visit, can he say anything that will convince the angry young werewolf that his life isn't so bleak after all?
* ''Tags'': Friendship/Hurt/Comfort
[=[[reviews: BlueChristmas]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/189189/chapters/278342 The Changeling]]'' by Annerb
* Recommended by: marigold_lesley
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Ginny is sorted into Slytherin. It takes her seven years to figure out why.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst, AU
* ''Comments'': Vastly expands JKR's universe by fleshing out the cast of Slytherins and answering the question of what it would be like to be a Slytherin girl while still staying true to the core of who Ginny Weasley is.
[=[[reviews: TheChangeling]]=]

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* ''Synopsis'': Ginny persuades Harry to Her granddaughter will never attend Dudley's wedding. Unfortunately, both of them forgot that Aunt Marge would also be attending.
Hogwarts. Over her dead body.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Family, One-shot
* ''Comments'': Winner of Mugglenet's Quicksilver Quill Awards 2016, Best General (One-shot).

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2418008/1/Icarus Icarus]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/479439/MarbleGlove MarbleGlove]]''
* Recommended by: Sallera
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': In her seventh year, Hermione needs a supervisor for a Transfiguration research project, but [=McGonagall=]
Mystery, and Dumbledore are too busy with the war. There's one more Master of Transfiguration in Britain, though... he's just Angst
* Comments: Also recommended
on the other side. She decides to write a letter.
* ''Tags'': Horror
* ''Comments'': Surprisingly, not crack at all, and nearly a TearJerker.
** Seconded by @/{{Nictis}}, this is one of the best stories I've seen with a focus on letters between characters and I loved the ending.
[=[[reviews: Icarus]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3760346/1/Mischief-Managed Mischief Managed]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/547939/Crazy-Mishka Crazy Mishka'']]
* Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Hermione made friends with two entirely different boys, and it makes for an entirely different school experience.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Friendship, AU, One-shot
* ''Comments'': Really great story, Hermione makes friends with Fred and George instead. Not a romance.
[=[[reviews: MischiefManaged]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9933747/1/Blue-Christmas Blue Christmas]]'' by SpoonyLupin
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After Arthur Weasley is attacked by the snake, he's placed in the same room as another bite victim - a werewolf who is having a hard time adjusting to the latest turn of events in his life. When Remus pays him a visit, can he say anything that will convince the angry young werewolf that his life isn't so bleak after all?
* ''Tags'': Friendship/Hurt/Comfort
[=[[reviews: BlueChristmas]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/189189/chapters/278342 The Changeling]]'' by Annerb
* Recommended by: marigold_lesley
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Ginny is sorted into Slytherin. It takes her seven years to figure out why.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst, AU
* ''Comments'': Vastly expands JKR's universe by fleshing out the cast of Slytherins and answering the question of what it would be like to be a Slytherin girl while still staying true to the core of who Ginny Weasley is.
[=[[reviews: TheChangeling]]=]
FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:YesterdaysOrphan]]=]
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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10136172/1/Core-Threads Core Threads]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4665282/theaceoffire theaceoffire]]''
* Recommended by: [=ScroogeMacDuck=]

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''[[https://www.The ''Alexandra Quick'' series by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/10136172/1/Core-Threads Core Threads]]'' by ''[[https://www.net/u/1374917/Inverarity Inverarity]]: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/4665282/theaceoffire theaceoffire]]''
net/s/3964606/1/Alexandra_Quick_and_the_Thorn_Circle the Thorn Circle]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4684861/1/Alexandra_Quick_and_the_Lands_Below the Lands Below]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5784632/1/Alexandra_Quick_and_the_Deathly_Regiment the Deathly Regiment]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7689884/1/ the Stars Above]]''.
* Recommended by: [=ScroogeMacDuck=][=FrankRonaldOrion=], @/UncloudedTJ, Chaosjunction, @/{{Agogobell}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': This story has next to nothing to do with the characters in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; it has everything to do with the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' world. Set in the United States, where the Confederation, a government in political turmoil, has problems with revolutionaries and warring cultures. It focuses on Alexandra Quick, a Muggle-born [[spoiler:(or ''not'')]] girl who goes to Charmbridge Academy and discovers a lot about not only magic and the wizarding world, but about herself as well.
* ''Tags'': Fantasy, Adventure, AU
* ''Comments'': If you liked ''Hogwarts Houses Divided'' by the same author you will most definitely like this one. The setting feels natural and sucks you in, and the characters are memorable and detailed. The first two stories are complete, but a third is on the way. I really hope he goes on to finish the entire series with seven stories total; ''Alexandra Quick'' is a lot more than fanfiction. In fact, it's closer to the ''StarWars'' novels set in earlier eras with less Lucas guidance than it is to fanfiction. Got me teary eyed near the end of the second one, too.
** White Hat: It is good to know I am not the only one who got teary eyed. An excellent version of Wizarding America, though definitely not how I would have done it.
** @/ShayGuy: I just read the first one, and I'm not seeing any AU. But I would like to note that in ''HP'' canon, transfiguring people into animals alters their minds considerably, and I'm not entirely sure [[spoiler:the Fidelius Charm]] works that way. Nevertheless, the fact that I blazed through it in one night when I should've either been sleeping or doing homework says a lot about it.
** Blufox: I fell in love with the series from the first chapter of ''Thorn Circle.'' It's riveting, and I have yet to see any proof that any of the characters are {{Mary Sue}}s, a sign of a great story, especially since every character is original. Inverarity has started on the third book of the series, ''Deathly Regiment,'' which really focuses on [[spoiler:Alex's reaction to Max's death]]. Personally, I vote on Alex having her own trope page.
** Khajmer: I love Inverarity's style. It's very reminiscent to me of J.K. in the delivery, but in terms of the content it's much more thought provoking. There is no clear black or white, plenty of wash of gray. The way The Lands Below ended had me in tears, and the Deathly Regiment had some serious philosophical implications that set me to thinking. Beyond that, I particularly love the way Inverarity takes similar character developing situations to Harry Potter and shows how Alexandra, an entirely different character, goes through them (for example, [[spoiler: her insistence in Deathly Regiment on finding a way to bring Max back versus Harry's steady acceptance of Sirius dying]]) All in all I give it a big thumbs up and second Blufox's motion for her own page.
** Qwerfvtgb here and GOD, I loved this series. I read it straight through in one day because it was just that awesome. You can tell it's the same world as Harry Potter's, but if you took out the little connections and replaced them with something else, like removing house elves and using the Clockwork Golems entirely, it could be published as an actual book. Heck, it can be published as an actual book ''now''. It should at least. TROPE PAGE.
** Handfoc: due to the rising HSQ of recent Stars Above chapters, I have gone ahead and stared an Fanfic/AlexandraQuick trope page. Let's get to work people!
** Tropers/{{Agogobell}}: I LOVED this series. I LOVED it so very much. It's becoming nearly excruciating waiting for AQATWA (the fifth book) to be done.
[=[[reviews:AlexandraQuick]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4400517/1/Ananke Ananke]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/220839/Eunike Eunike]]''
* Recommended by: [=FatRat=], @/TenderLumpling, Fenro



* ''Synopsis'': After a nth beating from the Dursleys, Harry retreats into his mindscape, where he manages to kill the Horcrux, gaining its knowledge and skills (though not memories) in the process. Free of the Horcrux's influence, the Dursleys actually become nice (if somewhat clueless), while Harry keeps growing in skill. Summing the wonderfully entertaining insanity that is the plot of ''Core Threads'' is impossible. Let's just say that by Second Year, Harry's mindscape is populated by vampire baby ducks exploring a literal forest of alternate universes, Harry owns a superwarded island, is the richest person in the world, has a son who's a troll, another daughter who is a sentient wardstone, is Master of Death, has come back from the dead several times, and possesses hundreds of thousand souls. Also, the Grim Reaper lives in his head for some reason. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes slightly more sense in context.]]
* ''Pairings:'' Has a romance between Fem!Harry and Hermione in the 'clichéd-fanfic-like' AlternateUniverse that Harry visits at one point. Otherwise free of pairings.
* ''Tags:'' Adventure/Humor
[=[[reviews:CoreThreads]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10972919/1/The-Evil-Overlord-List The Evil Overlord List]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5953312/boomvroomshroom boomvroomshroom]]''
* Recommended by: mothaibabon, {{@/Robinton}}, Chrispang
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Villains always make the same dumb mistakes. Luckily, Tom Riddle happens to have a rather cunning friend in his head to make sure that he does this "conquering the world" business the RIGHT way. It's about time the bad guys won for once.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
* ''Comments'': A hilarious trope-based story, given by the [[EvilOverlordList title]], but the some of the [[DarkHumor jokes]] and its more serious plot prevents it from being put into the Crack section.
[=[[reviews:TheEvilOverlordList]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4152700/1/ Cauterize]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/24216/Lady-Altair Lady Altair]]''
* Recommended by: [=fireball900=], Dame-Amaryllis

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* ''Synopsis'': After a nth beating from An accident sends the Dursleys, Harry retreats nineteen-year-old Lily Evans eighteen years into the future, and a coincidence leads her to her former best friend, Severus Snape. Lost in a terrible world she no longer recognizes, Lily is torn between doing what she is supposed to do, and doing what she thinks is right. Can Lily change her fate, or must she succumb to what was meant to be? Meanwhile, Severus can't believe his mindscape, where own luck when he manages to kill the Horcrux, gaining its knowledge and skills (though not memories) in the process. Free of the Horcrux's influence, the Dursleys actually become nice (if somewhat clueless), while Harry keeps growing in skill. Summing the wonderfully entertaining insanity realizes that is the plot of ''Core Threads'' is impossible. Let's just say that by Second Year, Harry's mindscape is populated by vampire baby ducks exploring a literal forest of alternate universes, Harry owns a superwarded island, is the richest person in the world, has a son who's a troll, he's given another daughter who chance to save Lily, and to finally tell her how he really feels -– but is a sentient wardstone, he brave enough to take that chance?
* ''Pairing(s)'': Severus Snape/Lily Evans
* ''Tags'': Drama/Romance
* ''Comments'': sort of AU but fits very well with canon in the Authors own words "time-travel. Tad confusing. Severus
is mostly depressed, Lily has an odd sense of humour. Multichaptered and kind of long. Angst! Angst! Glorious angst!"
** Very well-done, especially Lily's reaction to finding herself seventeen years in the future, and her [[HeroicBSOD complete shock]] at how things have unfolded. Still in-progress, but the next chapters will be worth waiting for.
** This is among the best LE/SS fics out there.
[=[[reviews:Ananke]]=]


''[[http://draco664.fanficauthors.net/Apprentice_Potter/index Apprentice Potter]]'' and its sequels, ''[[http://draco664.fanficauthors.net/Journeyman_Potter/index Journeyman Potter]]'' and ''[[http://draco664.fanficauthors.net/Master_Potter/index
Master of Death, has come back from the dead several times, Potter]]''
* Recommended by @/LooneyToons, @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': "Apprentice"
and possesses hundreds of thousand souls. Also, the Grim Reaper lives in his head for some reason. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes slightly more sense in context.]]
"Journeyman" are Complete, "Master" is Dead (All AU)
* ''Pairings:'' Has a romance between Fem!Harry and Hermione in the 'clichéd-fanfic-like' ''Synopsis'': A ''Literature/HarryPotter'' AlternateUniverse that diverges shortly after the events of ''Order of the Phoenix''. Instead of letting Harry visits at one point. Otherwise free of pairings.
return to Hogwarts for his sixth year, Mad-Eye Moody arranges an apprenticeship for him, with a mysterious and infuriating new master.
* ''Tags:'' Adventure/Humor
[=[[reviews:CoreThreads]]=]

''[[https://www.
''Comments:'' Includes [[CharacterizationTags Fem!Blaise, Angry!Angry!Really Angry!Harry,]] and poly shipping.
** @/{{Nornagest}}: Technically competent and usually enjoyable. Unfortunately, it makes a few fanficcy structural mistakes -- but my standards are ridiculously high, and I did manage to get through it anyway.
[=[[reviews:ApprenticePotter]]=]


''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/10972919/1/The-Evil-Overlord-List The Evil Overlord List]]'' net/s/3618966/1/As_Long_As_You_Know_That_Potter As Long As You Know That, Potter]]'' by ''[[https://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/5953312/boomvroomshroom boomvroomshroom]]''
net/~owlsaway owlsaway]]
* Recommended by: mothaibabon, {{@/Robinton}}, Chrispang
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Villains always make the same dumb mistakes. Luckily, Tom Riddle happens to have a rather cunning friend in his head to make sure that he does this "conquering the world" business the RIGHT way. It's about time the bad guys won for once.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
* ''Comments'': A hilarious trope-based story, given by the [[EvilOverlordList title]], but the some of the [[DarkHumor jokes]] and its more serious plot prevents it from being put into the Crack section.
[=[[reviews:TheEvilOverlordList]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4152700/1/ Cauterize]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/24216/Lady-Altair Lady Altair]]''
* Recommended by: [=fireball900=], Dame-Amaryllis
dezba, Mazz, Marlee Cross, Fenro, @/{{LongLiveHumour}}



* ''Synopsis'': ''"Of course it's missing something vital. That's the point."'' Dennis Creevey takes up his brother's camera after the war.
* ''Notes'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
* ''Tags'': Tearjerker
* ''Comments'': An amazing, emotional oneshot, which will bring tears to your eyes. It covers just what the cost of war is, and how much it takes away from those who are left behind. It is truly one of the best oneshots on fanfiction.net. That's an objective 'best' too - It's just over 1600 words, long, but has over 1300 reviews, and over FIVE THOUSAND favourites. For reference; most good stories have a words;favourites ratio of 10:1.
[=[[reviews:Cauterize]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11950816/1/Harry-Potter-the-Game Harry Potter & the Game]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/7268383/Concept101 Concept101]]''
* Recommended by: mathewhias, Popularmmorpgs, atjenminecart18
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Harry's always liked blue. Blue is the sky he couldn't see in his cupboard. Blue is the ocean he has only read about. Blue is the alert he has leveled up. Blue is freedom. Blue is life. A Life is a game style fanfiction. Harry Potter Series Re-imagined.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Fantasy, Adventure
* ''Notes'': Also recommended on Sudden Game Interface page.
* ''Comments'': The writing is average in the first few chapters, but the author's improvement is almost tangibly visible in the later chapters. The story has many different funny, serious and emotional moments. The action is well written, there are good mystery elements and the characters have depth to them. The author has some pretty original ideas about house elves and Founders that he weaves well into the narrative of the canonesque story.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterTheGame]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2782587/1/Ill_Fight_For_You I'll Fight For you]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/14403/Hazelmist Hazelmist]]''
* Recommended by: Drjafjaf, [=HirakuJoutei=], KomodoClassic

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* ''Synopsis'': ''"Of course it's missing something vital. That's the point."'' Dennis Creevey takes A different take on Harry's first Occlumency lesson with Snape.
* ''Tags'': Drama
* ''Comments'': A very short, one-page fanfic that is nevertheless powerful, building
up his brother's camera after the war.
* ''Notes'':
to a surprise ending.
**
Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
* ''Tags'': Tearjerker
* ''Comments'': An amazing, emotional oneshot, which will bring tears to your eyes. It covers just what the cost of war is,
** For a "one-shot", it's surprisingly compelling. Keeps Snape in-character, complete with snide and how much it takes away from those who are left behind. It is truly one of the best oneshots on fanfiction.net. That's an objective 'best' too - It's just over 1600 words, long, unnecessary remarks, but has over 1300 reviews, and over FIVE THOUSAND favourites. For reference; most good stories have a words;favourites ratio of 10:1.
[=[[reviews:Cauterize]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11950816/1/Harry-Potter-the-Game
actually helping Harry Potter & in a roundabout way, and showing he cares in the Game]]'' only way he can.
[=[[reviews:AsLongAsYouKnowThatPotter]]=]


''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/154685 Ashes]]''
by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/7268383/Concept101 Concept101]]''
''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/killing_rose/pseuds/killing_rose killing_rose]]''
* Recommended by: mathewhias, Popularmmorpgs, atjenminecart18
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Harry's always liked blue. Blue is the sky he couldn't see in his cupboard. Blue is the ocean he has only read about. Blue is the alert he has leveled up. Blue is freedom. Blue is life. A Life is a game style fanfiction. Harry Potter Series Re-imagined.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Fantasy, Adventure
* ''Notes'': Also recommended on Sudden Game Interface page.
* ''Comments'': The writing is average in the first few chapters, but the author's improvement is almost tangibly visible in the later chapters. The story has many different funny, serious and emotional moments. The action is well written, there are good mystery elements and the characters have depth to them. The author has some pretty original ideas about house elves and Founders that he weaves well into the narrative of the canonesque story.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterTheGame]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2782587/1/Ill_Fight_For_You I'll Fight For you]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/14403/Hazelmist Hazelmist]]''
* Recommended by: Drjafjaf, [=HirakuJoutei=], KomodoClassic
@/ThoseDancingDays, Dame-Amaryllis



* ''Synopsis'': "Then why won't you go out with me?" James asks quietly, looking down at me with blazing eyes. There are many reasons why I won't go out with him. 1 He's a selfish git. 2 He's not my type and 3..."You would hurt me." Set in the Marauder Era, this fanfic tells the story of Lily and James' 6th year from Lily's point of view.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lily Evans P./James P.
* ''Tags'': Romance, Suspense
* ''Comments'': There are some elements of a typical Marauder Era fic, but this one by far surpasses all others. The writing is excellent and well thought out, the plot revolves around more than just belligerent sexual tension, and the characters are all done justice by the author. In particular, the last section epilogue of the story is one of the most powerful things I have even read, both in published work and fiction.
** I agree with just about everything said above. I do think that it falls prey to the tendency of fanfiction authors to leave Peter out of the story, but overall it really is fantastic.
[=[[reviews:IllFightForYou]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5353809/12/Harry-Potter-and-the-Boy-Who-Lived Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1239654/The_Santi The Santi]]
* Recommended by Sweece, @/MagicKirby
* ''Status'': @/MagicKirby: The fanfiction link is no longer being updated, the up to date story can be found on Dark Lord Potter ''[[https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=17021&page=2 Here]]''. About a third of the way down the page of the link is where it picks up from where fanfiction left off. And please for the love of god don't post anything in the story thread.
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter loves, and is loved by, his parents, his godfather, and his brother. He isn't mistreated, abused, or neglected. So why is he a Dark Wizard? [=NonBWL!Harry=]. Not your typical Harry's brother is the Boy Who Lived story.
* ''Tags'': Adventure
* ''Comments'': An excellent fic with a more intelligent interesting Harry who isn't overpowered or bound by the chains of Destiny (or some such crap).
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndBoyWhoLived]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5176787/1/Thou_Shalt_Not_Suffer Thou Shalt Not Suffer]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/933175/TheWizardsHarry The Wizards Harry]]
* Recommended by: [[http://liquid-molasses.livejournal.com/ Liquid-Molasses]], mermaidgirl45

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* ''Synopsis'': "Then why won't you go out with me?" James asks quietly, looking down at me with blazing eyes. There are many reasons why I won't go out with him. 1 He's a selfish git. 2 He's not my type and 3..."You A rose by any other name... perhaps, by any other name, it would hurt me." Set in the Marauder Era, this fanfic tells the story of Lily and James' 6th year from Lily's point of view.
smell less like prison. Less like death. Rose is your surrender. You will not, ''cannot'', be a Muggle now. You are not going to get another chance to escape.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lily Evans P./James P.
''pairing(s)'': Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley
* ''Tags'': Romance, Suspense
Canon Compliant
* ''Comments'': There are some elements of a typical Marauder Era fic, but Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Chilling and memorable;
this one by far surpasses all others. will haunt me for years. The writing is excellent and well thought out, the plot revolves around more than just belligerent sexual tension, and the characters are all done justice by the author. In particular, the last section epilogue POV allows some of the story is one of the most powerful things I have even read, both in published work and fiction.
** I agree with just about everything said above. I do think that it falls prey
bits to the tendency of fanfiction authors to leave Peter out of the story, but overall it really is fantastic.
[=[[reviews:IllFightForYou]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5353809/12/Harry-Potter-and-the-Boy-Who-Lived Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1239654/The_Santi The Santi]]
* Recommended by Sweece, @/MagicKirby
* ''Status'': @/MagicKirby: The fanfiction link is no longer being updated, the up to date story can be found
resonate on Dark Lord Potter ''[[https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=17021&page=2 Here]]''. About a third of the way down the page of the link is where it picks up from where fanfiction left off. And please for the love of god don't post anything in the story thread.
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter loves, and is loved by, his parents, his godfather, and his brother. He isn't mistreated, abused, or neglected. So why is he a Dark Wizard? [=NonBWL!Harry=]. Not your typical Harry's brother is the Boy Who Lived story.
* ''Tags'': Adventure
* ''Comments'': An excellent fic with a more intelligent interesting Harry who isn't overpowered or bound by the chains of Destiny (or some such crap).
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndBoyWhoLived]]=]

personal level that's achingly disturbing.
[=[[reviews:Ashes]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5176787/1/Thou_Shalt_Not_Suffer Thou Shalt Not Suffer]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/933175/TheWizardsHarry net/s/3639659/1/A_Bad_Week_at_the_Wizengamot A Bad Week At The Wizards Harry]]
Wizengamot]]'' by [=DisobedienceWriter=]
* Recommended by: [[http://liquid-molasses.livejournal.com/ Liquid-Molasses]], mermaidgirl45@/LooneyToons, Comartemis, [[@/MsByrd Ms. Byrd]], lanky, Chuckg, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Seraviel}}, timeywimey, [=T7F=], The Otaku Ninja, [=DragonRidingSorceress=], KomodoClassic, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis, Chrispang, Corndogman



* ''Synopsis'': An emotionally realistic take on the idea of a fundamentalist Christian being invited to Hogwarts.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': Now complete! The story deals with the issue without being anti-religion or a proselytization tool, but instead using religion as another way to examine the series' major themes of hatred and prejudice.
** Seconded--a little cautiously--by @/MtheR. The first couple chapters have a few persistent spelling errors and typos, but nothing distracting. The [=OC=] at the center of the story is flawed but likable, and the representation of Slytherin so far looks to be one of the most balanced and realistic I've seen in a fanfiction. Mostly I'm recommending because it's the first Harry Potter fanfiction in ages to hold my attention past the fifth chapter.
** For those of you who were put off by the "Christian!" thing, as I was, give this fic a chance. The main character is very likable and the whole thing is great fun. I was expecting a religious rant, but got one of my favorite OC fanfics. Also, calling Lockhart "Captain Vainglory" is made of win.
[=[[reviews:ThouShaltNotSuffer]]=]

''[[http://draco664.fanficauthors.net/Apprentice_Potter/index Apprentice Potter]]'' and its sequels, ''[[http://draco664.fanficauthors.net/Journeyman_Potter/index Journeyman Potter]]'' and ''[[http://draco664.fanficauthors.net/Master_Potter/index Master Potter]]''
* Recommended by @/LooneyToons, @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': "Apprentice" and "Journeyman" are Complete, "Master" is Dead (All AU)
* ''Synopsis'': A ''Literature/HarryPotter'' AlternateUniverse that diverges shortly after the events of ''Order of the Phoenix''. Instead of letting Harry return to Hogwarts for his sixth year, Mad-Eye Moody arranges an apprenticeship for him, with a mysterious and infuriating new master.
* ''Comments:'' Includes [[CharacterizationTags Fem!Blaise, Angry!Angry!Really Angry!Harry,]] and poly shipping.
** @/{{Nornagest}}: Technically competent and usually enjoyable. Unfortunately, it makes a few fanficcy structural mistakes -- but my standards are ridiculously high, and I did manage to get through it anyway.
[=[[reviews:ApprenticePotter]]=]

''[[http://rowen-r.livejournal.com/13032.html The Most Grievous and Lamentable Tragedy of the Death of Lord Voldemort]]'' by rowen_r
* Recommended by: @/{{Micah}}, [=AcrossTheStars=], boonerunner, Fenro, [=HirakuJoutei=]
* ''Status'': As of July 2013, “access denied” for the Website/LiveJournal entry, and couldn’t find any mirrors.
* ''Synopsis'': ''Harry Potter'' meets Jacobean revenge tragedy.
* ''Comments'': Written pre-''Half Blood Prince''. Has stage directions like "[In a manner suggestive of profound, puppy-kicking evil]" and "[Makes frightening groaning noises just for the hell of it, the scamp]".
** It's probably twice as funny for anyone familiar with Renaissance literature, especially Shakespeare and Marlowe, so English majors, theater majors, and [=AP=] Lit students will probably laugh harder than anyone else.
* Thirded--or is it fourth-ed?--by [[@/MsByrd Ms. Byrd]]. Note that above troper is spot-on, however.
[=[[reviews:TheMostGrievousAndLamentableTragedyOfTheDeathOfLordVoldemort]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3639659/1/A_Bad_Week_at_the_Wizengamot A Bad Week At The Wizengamot]]'' by [=DisobedienceWriter=]
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, Comartemis, [[@/MsByrd Ms. Byrd]], lanky, Chuckg, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Seraviel}}, timeywimey, [=T7F=], The Otaku Ninja, [=DragonRidingSorceress=], KomodoClassic, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis, Chrispang, Corndogman
* ''Status'': Complete



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4726291/1/Eternal_Return Eternal Return]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, chimeras, 0Wraith, Fenro, Red-Dead-Redeemer
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Harry finds himself reincarnated as a newborn Tom Marvolo Riddle, decades in the past. Can he do what he needs to in order to ensure that he is born and lives out the life he remembers? Can he bear the cost?
* ''Tags'': Horror
* ''Comments:'' Dark, heartbreaking and ultimately creepy.
** Definitely seconded, even if you saw it coming, the ending is still chilling.
** 0Wraith: This is one of the best Harry Potter oneshots I've ever read. Very dark, very devastating. Silver Pard writes brilliant Manga/DeathNote fics too, if you're into that fandom.
[=[[reviews:EternalReturn]]=]

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4726291/1/Eternal_Return Eternal Return]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, chimeras, 0Wraith, Fenro, Red-Dead-Redeemer
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Harry finds himself reincarnated as a newborn Tom Marvolo Riddle, decades in the past. Can he do what he needs to in order to ensure that he is born and lives out the life he remembers? Can he bear the cost?
* ''Tags'': Horror
* ''Comments:'' Dark, heartbreaking and ultimately creepy.
** Definitely seconded, even if you saw it coming, the ending is still chilling.
** 0Wraith: This is one of the best Harry Potter oneshots I've ever read. Very dark, very devastating. Silver Pard writes brilliant Manga/DeathNote fics too, if you're into that fandom.
[=[[reviews:EternalReturn]]=]



''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/924488 Reclamation]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/copperbadge/pseuds/copperbadge copperbadge]]''
* Recommended by: Lavanya Six, boonerunner, {{@/Robinton}}

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''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/924488 Reclamation]]''
''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2889350/1/Bungle_in_the_Jungle_A_Harry_Potter_Adventure Bungle in the Jungle]]'' and its sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3759007/1/Turn_Me_Loose_A_Harry_Potter_Adventure Turn Me Loose]]''
by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/copperbadge/pseuds/copperbadge copperbadge]]''
''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
* Recommended by: Lavanya Six, boonerunner, {{@/Robinton}}@/{{Dor}}, @/LooneyToons, @/FooFighter, Chuckg, lanky, oruma



* ''Synopsis:'' In an alternate universe, one man still struggles with a moral decision made many years before.
* ''Tags'': Alternate Universe, Precognition, Discussions of Suicide, Homophobia, a relatively happy ending as unlikely as that sounds
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** My favorite HP one-shot. It explores the life and mind of [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] in a world where, like a recovering alcoholic, he makes an conscious effort each day to not turn Dark.
** Seconded by @/{{Thanos6}}. Much like ''Series/{{Dexter}},'' this fic explores someone who is essentially a sociopath who is just barely clinging to morality by his fingernails.
[=[[reviews:Reclamation]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4410768/1/Measure_for_Measure Measure for Measure]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1597325/Ludwig-Mies-van-der-Rohe Ludwig Mies van der Rohe]]''
* Recommended by: Radiofreak
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Fornicate with the universe. Harry Potter's fifth year.
* ''Tags'': Featuring a sarcastic!/slightly independent!/STRAIGHT!Harry, Humor, Spiritual
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Daphne
* ''Comments:'' One of the best HP fanfics I have had the pleasure of reading, with a very well done first person view of a slightly mad Harry. Features Harry getting paid in virgins outside of a crackfic.
[=[[reviews:Theatre/MeasureForMeasure]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4818951/1/Fair_Trade Fair Trade]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/943028/BajaB BajaB]]''
* Recommended by: Ithanyx, @/UncloudedTJ, boonerunner, KomodoClassic, {{@/Robinton}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Harry confronts Voldemort after his sixth year at Hogwarts with an alternate reason for some of the Dark's Lord's failures, and offers to help him out, for a price.
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A fantastic ret-con fic which shows an interesting idea of what a power that Voldemort knows not could be like.
[=[[reviews:FairTrade]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2889350/1/Bungle_in_the_Jungle_A_Harry_Potter_Adventure Bungle in the Jungle]]'' and its sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3759007/1/Turn_Me_Loose_A_Harry_Potter_Adventure Turn Me Loose]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Dor}}, @/LooneyToons, @/FooFighter, Chuckg, lanky, oruma
* ''Status'': Complete



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2954601/1/ Taking Control]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4924075/1/Free_Life Free Life]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1049281/fake-a-smile fake a smile]]''
* Recommended by Chuckg, @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Complete, Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Sirius' ghost hangs around after ''[=OoTP=]'' to help Harry get over his death and train him, leading to a Harry who enters year 6 with an iron determination to grow up and take his fate in his own hands and fight the war against Voldemort on his own terms. Meanwhile, the "Golden Trio" splits apart when Harry won't let them in on his new plans, leaving Ginny (and later Remus) as his only confidants. Independent!Harry and Genuinely-Well-Meaning-But-Stiflingly-Manipulative!Dumbledore. ''Taking Control'' is complete; its sequel ''Free Life'' is incomplete but in progress.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Harry/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
* ''Comments:'' Although the main focus of the story is not the romance, this still has one of the best-developed Harry/Ginny romances ''ever''. The pacing is delightfully appropriate, the author has a fine grasp of subtlety, and the plot is interesting and without obvious holes. Unlike most other Manipulative!Dumbledore fics, the Dumbledore in this one is neither using inappropriate methods or has evil intentions, he's just idealistically misguided. And while Harry's more kickarse than canon, this isn't remotely near a Super!Harry fic. Indeed, the only possible negative note is that Ron and Hermione do ''not'' come off well in this fic -- its hardly RonTheDeathEater territory, but Ron gets to be the clueless git again, and Hermione has her bossy know-it-all tendencies taken to positively [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] levels. So, Ron and Hermione fans have been warned.
** Not so sure that it's not a bit of a Super!Harry fic, what with the [[spoiler: dual animagus forms and the superfast learning cool stuff over the summer]]. The mandatory shopping splurge can't be avoided but it's a nice enough read apart from that.
[=[[reviews:TakingControl]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2412808/1/The_Innocence_Of_Guilt The Innocence of Guilt]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/479028/ENSIGN ENSIGN]]''
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter was sentenced to Azkaban prison. However he never went there. Who is this James Pathertrory who's running around the world causing problems for the Death Eaters?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
[=[[reviews:TheInnocenceOfGuilt]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2318355/1/Make_A_Wish Make A Wish]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/686093/Rorschach-s-Blot Rorschach's Blot]]''
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, Chuckg, Elenor, [=UnseenVoice=], lanky, @/TheMightyOne, {{@/Robinton}}

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2954601/1/ Taking Control]]'' and net/s/4412736/1/Carnival_of_Dark_and_Dangerous_Creatures Carnival Of Dark And Dangerous Creatures]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4924075/1/Free_Life Free Life]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1049281/fake-a-smile fake a smile]]''
* Recommended by Chuckg, @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Complete, Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Sirius' ghost hangs around after ''[=OoTP=]'' to help Harry get over his death and train him, leading to a Harry who enters year 6 with an iron determination to grow up and take his fate in his own hands and fight the war against Voldemort on his own terms. Meanwhile, the "Golden Trio" splits apart when Harry won't let them in on his new plans, leaving Ginny (and later Remus) as his only confidants. Independent!Harry and Genuinely-Well-Meaning-But-Stiflingly-Manipulative!Dumbledore. ''Taking Control'' is complete; its sequel ''Free Life'' is incomplete but in progress.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Harry/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
* ''Comments:'' Although the main focus of the story is not the romance, this still has one of the best-developed Harry/Ginny romances ''ever''. The pacing is delightfully appropriate, the author has a fine grasp of subtlety, and the plot is interesting and without obvious holes. Unlike most other Manipulative!Dumbledore fics, the Dumbledore in this one is neither using inappropriate methods or has evil intentions, he's just idealistically misguided. And while Harry's more kickarse than canon, this isn't remotely near a Super!Harry fic. Indeed, the only possible negative note is that Ron and Hermione do ''not'' come off well in this fic -- its hardly RonTheDeathEater territory, but Ron gets to be the clueless git again, and Hermione has her bossy know-it-all tendencies taken to positively [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] levels. So, Ron and Hermione fans have been warned.
** Not so sure that it's not a bit of a Super!Harry fic, what with the [[spoiler: dual animagus forms and the superfast learning cool stuff over the summer]]. The mandatory shopping splurge can't be avoided but it's a nice enough read apart from that.
[=[[reviews:TakingControl]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2412808/1/The_Innocence_Of_Guilt The Innocence of Guilt]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/479028/ENSIGN ENSIGN]]''
net/u/1467920/DragonDi DragonDi]]''
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter was sentenced to Azkaban prison. However he never went there. Who is this James Pathertrory who's running around the world causing problems for the Death Eaters?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
[=[[reviews:TheInnocenceOfGuilt]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2318355/1/Make_A_Wish Make A Wish]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/686093/Rorschach-s-Blot Rorschach's Blot]]''
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, Chuckg, Elenor, [=UnseenVoice=], lanky, @/TheMightyOne, {{@/Robinton}}
Goodwrench and @/JediVulcan



* ''Synopsis'': After learning the prophecy, Harry comes to the conclusion there's no way he can win against Voldemort. And if that's the case, he decides he has to get in as much living as he can before he must return to the conflict. But in the process of the whirlwind round-the-world tour he takes under an assumed name as result of that decision, he inadvertently creates a mythic figure of such proportions that even Voldemort begins to fear him.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Adventure
* ''Comments'': An enjoyable, funny story despite the author's primitive grasp of the technical rudiments of writing and the somewhat anticlimactic ending. Watching how the Wizarding World creates the myth of "Mr. Black" by misunderstanding or selectively re-interpreting the information and stories left in Harry's wake is worth the occasional frustration with Blot's style, as is the scale to which the myth eventually grows -- and how Harry reacts when he finally learns what his "last vacation before dying" has wrought. (Be warned, though, that ''Make A Wish'' starts slowly -- although the lead-up has some good if low-key humor, the funniest stuff really doesn't start to kick in until the end of chapter 10.) Anyway, don't take this story seriously -- just sit back and enjoy it. It has a sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3032621/1/The_Hunt_For_Harry_Potter The Hunt for Harry Potter]]'', which isn't ''quite'' as good in my opinion, but is still fun to read.
** The writing is amateurish, but the plot is original and engaging, the [=OCs=] interesting, and the humor spot-on.
** lanky adds: The more the story goes on, the less entertaining it gets, I found. It's an interesting read, but Harry quickly becomes a [[spoiler: BoringInvincibleHero when he stops being mistaken for a huge, powerful badass and actually becomes one. Especially after the story abandons humor to take the serious route.]] Honestly, the story could have been a lot better had it just stuck to the premise. It's still worth a read, however.
** The Mighty One adds:I partially disagree with the other comments. The writing is not amateurish, it is spot on for this kind of a story, and contributes greatly to the story's humor which is top-notch. Some chapters, for example, 14,17 and above are pure gold.
[=[[reviews:MakeAWish]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4343191/1/Warriors_Heir Warrior's Heir]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1408143/Osireia Osireia]]''
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ, abcd_z
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry is thrown into a world where purebloods are discriminated against, Tom Riddle is the Boy Who Lived, and the Dark Lord...is someone he'd never suspect. Will his emerging abilities be enough? Should he support Riddle -- or the Dark Lord?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship, AU
[=[[reviews:WarriorsHeir]]=]

The ''Alexandra Quick'' series by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1374917/Inverarity Inverarity]]: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3964606/1/Alexandra_Quick_and_the_Thorn_Circle the Thorn Circle]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4684861/1/Alexandra_Quick_and_the_Lands_Below the Lands Below]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5784632/1/Alexandra_Quick_and_the_Deathly_Regiment the Deathly Regiment]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7689884/1/ the Stars Above]]''.
* Recommended by: [=FrankRonaldOrion=], @/UncloudedTJ, Chaosjunction, @/{{Agogobell}}

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* ''Synopsis'': After learning the prophecy, Harry comes Four years ago, Remus Lupin lost his friends to the conclusion there's no way death and betrayal. Now he can win against Voldemort. And if that's the case, he decides he has to get finds himself betrayed once more, and in as much living as he can before he must return to the conflict. But in the process of the whirlwind round-the-world tour he takes under an assumed name as result of that decision, he inadvertently creates a mythic figure of such proportions that even Voldemort begins to fear him.
place where death may very well be preferred.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Adventure
Drama, Angst
* ''Comments'': An enjoyable, funny story despite Great adventure story. Winner of the 2009 Hourglass Awards Admin's Choice Award for Drama at The Unknowable Room. The author's primitive grasp of the technical rudiments of writing and the somewhat anticlimactic ending. Watching how the Wizarding World creates the myth of "Mr. Black" by misunderstanding or selectively re-interpreting the information and stories left in Harry's wake is worth the occasional frustration written several other fine works as well.
** Filled
with Blot's style, as is the scale to which the myth eventually grows -- great characterization, despicable villains and how Harry reacts when he finally learns what his "last vacation before dying" has wrought. (Be warned, though, that ''Make A Wish'' starts slowly -- although the lead-up has some good if low-key humor, the funniest stuff really doesn't start to kick in until the end of chapter 10.) Anyway, don't take this story seriously -- just sit back an unexpected (but completely believable and enjoy it. It has a sequel, ''[[http://www.totally in character) almost father/son relationship between Mad-Eye Moody and Remus. A great read, and highly recommended.
[=[[reviews:CarnivalOfDarkAndDangerousCreatures]]=]


''[[https://www.
fanfiction.net/s/3032621/1/The_Hunt_For_Harry_Potter The Hunt for Harry Potter]]'', which isn't ''quite'' as good in my opinion, but is still fun to read.
** The writing is amateurish, but the plot is original and engaging, the [=OCs=] interesting, and the humor spot-on.
** lanky adds: The more the story goes on, the less entertaining it gets, I found. It's an interesting read, but Harry quickly becomes a [[spoiler: BoringInvincibleHero when he stops being mistaken for a huge, powerful badass and actually becomes one. Especially after the story abandons humor to take the serious route.]] Honestly, the story could have been a lot better had it just stuck to the premise. It's still worth a read, however.
** The Mighty One adds:I partially disagree with the other comments. The writing is not amateurish, it is spot on for this kind of a story, and contributes greatly to the story's humor which is top-notch. Some chapters, for example, 14,17 and above are pure gold.
[=[[reviews:MakeAWish]]=]

''[[http://www.
net/s/4152700/1/ Cauterize]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4343191/1/Warriors_Heir Warrior's Heir]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1408143/Osireia Osireia]]''
net/u/24216/Lady-Altair Lady Altair]]''
* Recommended by: @/UncloudedTJ, abcd_z
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry is thrown into a world where purebloods are discriminated against, Tom Riddle is the Boy Who Lived, and the Dark Lord...is someone he'd never suspect. Will his emerging abilities be enough? Should he support Riddle -- or the Dark Lord?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship, AU
[=[[reviews:WarriorsHeir]]=]

The ''Alexandra Quick'' series by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1374917/Inverarity Inverarity]]: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3964606/1/Alexandra_Quick_and_the_Thorn_Circle the Thorn Circle]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4684861/1/Alexandra_Quick_and_the_Lands_Below the Lands Below]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5784632/1/Alexandra_Quick_and_the_Deathly_Regiment the Deathly Regiment]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7689884/1/ the Stars Above]]''.
* Recommended by: [=FrankRonaldOrion=], @/UncloudedTJ, Chaosjunction, @/{{Agogobell}}
[=fireball900=], Dame-Amaryllis



* ''Synopsis'': This story has next to nothing to do with the characters in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; it has everything to do with the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' world. Set in the United States, where the Confederation, a government in political turmoil, has problems with revolutionaries and warring cultures. It focuses on Alexandra Quick, a Muggle-born [[spoiler:(or ''not'')]] girl who goes to Charmbridge Academy and discovers a lot about not only magic and the wizarding world, but about herself as well.
* ''Tags'': Fantasy, Adventure, AU
* ''Comments'': If you liked ''Hogwarts Houses Divided'' by the same author you will most definitely like this one. The setting feels natural and sucks you in, and the characters are memorable and detailed. The first two stories are complete, but a third is on the way. I really hope he goes on to finish the entire series with seven stories total; ''Alexandra Quick'' is a lot more than fanfiction. In fact, it's closer to the ''StarWars'' novels set in earlier eras with less Lucas guidance than it is to fanfiction. Got me teary eyed near the end of the second one, too.
** White Hat: It is good to know I am not the only one who got teary eyed. An excellent version of Wizarding America, though definitely not how I would have done it.
** @/ShayGuy: I just read the first one, and I'm not seeing any AU. But I would like to note that in ''HP'' canon, transfiguring people into animals alters their minds considerably, and I'm not entirely sure [[spoiler:the Fidelius Charm]] works that way. Nevertheless, the fact that I blazed through it in one night when I should've either been sleeping or doing homework says a lot about it.
** Blufox: I fell in love with the series from the first chapter of ''Thorn Circle.'' It's riveting, and I have yet to see any proof that any of the characters are {{Mary Sue}}s, a sign of a great story, especially since every character is original. Inverarity has started on the third book of the series, ''Deathly Regiment,'' which really focuses on [[spoiler:Alex's reaction to Max's death]]. Personally, I vote on Alex having her own trope page.
** Khajmer: I love Inverarity's style. It's very reminiscent to me of J.K. in the delivery, but in terms of the content it's much more thought provoking. There is no clear black or white, plenty of wash of gray. The way The Lands Below ended had me in tears, and the Deathly Regiment had some serious philosophical implications that set me to thinking. Beyond that, I particularly love the way Inverarity takes similar character developing situations to Harry Potter and shows how Alexandra, an entirely different character, goes through them (for example, [[spoiler: her insistence in Deathly Regiment on finding a way to bring Max back versus Harry's steady acceptance of Sirius dying]]) All in all I give it a big thumbs up and second Blufox's motion for her own page.
** Qwerfvtgb here and GOD, I loved this series. I read it straight through in one day because it was just that awesome. You can tell it's the same world as Harry Potter's, but if you took out the little connections and replaced them with something else, like removing house elves and using the Clockwork Golems entirely, it could be published as an actual book. Heck, it can be published as an actual book ''now''. It should at least. TROPE PAGE.
** Handfoc: due to the rising HSQ of recent Stars Above chapters, I have gone ahead and stared an Fanfic/AlexandraQuick trope page. Let's get to work people!
** Tropers/{{Agogobell}}: I LOVED this series. I LOVED it so very much. It's becoming nearly excruciating waiting for AQATWA (the fifth book) to be done.
[=[[reviews:AlexandraQuick]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3625984/1/A_Place_for_Warriors A Place For Warriors]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~owlsaway owlsaway]]
* Recommended by: @/{{Sharysa}}, Fenro

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* ''Synopsis'': This story has next to nothing to do with ''"Of course it's missing something vital. That's the characters in point."'' Dennis Creevey takes up his brother's camera after the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; it has everything to do with war.
* ''Notes'': Also recommended on
the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' world. Set in the United States, where the Confederation, a government in political turmoil, has problems with revolutionaries and warring cultures. It focuses on Alexandra Quick, a Muggle-born [[spoiler:(or ''not'')]] girl who goes to Charmbridge Academy and discovers a lot about not only magic and the wizarding world, but about herself as well.
FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
* ''Tags'': Fantasy, Adventure, AU
Tearjerker
* ''Comments'': If you liked ''Hogwarts Houses Divided'' by the same author you An amazing, emotional oneshot, which will most definitely like this one. The setting feels natural bring tears to your eyes. It covers just what the cost of war is, and sucks you in, and the characters how much it takes away from those who are memorable and detailed. The first two stories are complete, but a third left behind. It is on the way. I really hope he goes on to finish the entire series with seven stories total; ''Alexandra Quick'' is a lot more than fanfiction. In fact, it's closer to the ''StarWars'' novels set in earlier eras with less Lucas guidance than it is to fanfiction. Got me teary eyed near the end truly one of the second one, too.
** White Hat: It is good to know I am not the only one who got teary eyed. An excellent version of Wizarding America, though definitely not how I would have done it.
** @/ShayGuy: I just read the first one, and I'm not seeing any AU. But I would like to note that in ''HP'' canon, transfiguring people into animals alters their minds considerably, and I'm not entirely sure [[spoiler:the Fidelius Charm]] works that way. Nevertheless, the fact that I blazed through it in one night when I should've either been sleeping or doing homework says a lot about it.
** Blufox: I fell in love with the series from the first chapter of ''Thorn Circle.''
best oneshots on fanfiction.net. That's an objective 'best' too - It's riveting, just over 1600 words, long, but has over 1300 reviews, and I over FIVE THOUSAND favourites. For reference; most good stories have yet a words;favourites ratio of 10:1.
[=[[reviews:Cauterize]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10136172/1/Core-Threads Core Threads]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4665282/theaceoffire theaceoffire]]''
* Recommended by: [=ScroogeMacDuck=]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': After a nth beating from the Dursleys, Harry retreats into his mindscape, where he manages
to see any proof that any kill the Horcrux, gaining its knowledge and skills (though not memories) in the process. Free of the characters are {{Mary Sue}}s, a sign of a great story, especially since every character is original. Inverarity has started on Horcrux's influence, the third book of the series, ''Deathly Regiment,'' which really focuses on [[spoiler:Alex's reaction to Max's death]]. Personally, I vote on Alex having her own trope page.
** Khajmer: I love Inverarity's style. It's very reminiscent to me of J.K. in the delivery, but in terms of the content it's much more thought provoking. There is no clear black or white, plenty of wash of gray. The way The Lands Below ended had me in tears, and the Deathly Regiment had some serious philosophical implications that set me to thinking. Beyond that, I particularly love the way Inverarity takes similar character developing situations to
Dursleys actually become nice (if somewhat clueless), while Harry Potter and shows how Alexandra, an entirely different character, goes through them (for example, [[spoiler: her insistence keeps growing in Deathly Regiment on finding a way to bring Max back versus skill. Summing the wonderfully entertaining insanity that is the plot of ''Core Threads'' is impossible. Let's just say that by Second Year, Harry's steady acceptance mindscape is populated by vampire baby ducks exploring a literal forest of Sirius dying]]) All in all I give it a big thumbs up and second Blufox's motion for her own page.
** Qwerfvtgb here and GOD, I loved this series. I read it straight through in one day because it was just that awesome. You can tell it's the same world as
alternate universes, Harry Potter's, but if you took out owns a superwarded island, is the little connections richest person in the world, has a son who's a troll, another daughter who is a sentient wardstone, is Master of Death, has come back from the dead several times, and replaced them with something else, like removing house elves possesses hundreds of thousand souls. Also, the Grim Reaper lives in his head for some reason. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes slightly more sense in context.]]
* ''Pairings:'' Has a romance between Fem!Harry
and using Hermione in the Clockwork Golems entirely, it could be published as an actual book. Heck, it can be published as an actual book ''now''. It should 'clichéd-fanfic-like' AlternateUniverse that Harry visits at least. TROPE PAGE.
** Handfoc: due to the rising HSQ
one point. Otherwise free of recent Stars Above chapters, I have gone ahead and stared an Fanfic/AlexandraQuick trope page. Let's get to work people!
** Tropers/{{Agogobell}}: I LOVED this series. I LOVED it so very much. It's becoming nearly excruciating waiting for AQATWA (the fifth book) to be done.
[=[[reviews:AlexandraQuick]]=]

pairings.
* ''Tags:'' Adventure/Humor
[=[[reviews:CoreThreads]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3625984/1/A_Place_for_Warriors A Place net/s/2829366/1/ Dimension Hopping For Warriors]]'' Beginners]]'', by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/~owlsaway owlsaway]]
net/u/649528/nonjon nonjon]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Sharysa}}, Fenro@/KhymChanur



* ''Synopsis'': Dumbledore locks Harry and Snape in the Room of Requirement. Harry's magic works, and Snape's doesn't. Will they kill each other? No slash.
* ''Tags'': Drama
* ''Comments'': A fifteen-chapter BottleEpisode begins as Dumbledore [[LockedInARoom locks Harry and Snape in the Room of Requirement]] for a week, and as the focus on Snape and Harry's interaction is very tight even after they manage to get out, the cast is still less than ten people.
** The explosive mesh of "screwed-up-teenager" plus "screwed-up-adult" strikes a very weird but audible chord, and Dumbledore is presented as a flawed human rather than an emotionless chessmaster. The interactions between Snape and Harry are excrutiatingly powerful once they realize their similarities, and this is twenty-five chapters of TalkingHeads that you will not resist reading out loud. And that friend you rope into reading with you won't mind, either.
** @/ShayGuy: Excellent characterization indeed, but be warned that it falls into the common fanfic trap of overdoing the Dursleys' abuse. (I mean, really, [[spoiler:Harry considering suicide at age seven]]?)
*** Unfortunately this troper knows someone who considered the very same at age three. It's probably not that uncommon.
[=[[reviews:APlaceForWarriors]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5441775/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Dagger_of_Foreboding The Dagger of Foreboding]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/936370/Lord-Drash Lord Drash]]''
* Recommended by: The Omegod

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* ''Synopsis'': Dumbledore locks After defeating Voldemort, Harry travels to other universes and Snape in the Room of Requirement. Harry's magic works, and Snape's doesn't. Will they kill each other? No slash.
helps them with their Voldemort problems.
* ''Tags'': Drama
Parody, Adventure, Contains bashing of Draco, Snape, and Harry/Draco.
* ''Comments'': A fifteen-chapter BottleEpisode begins as Dumbledore [[LockedInARoom locks Harry and Snape in Several of the Room of Requirement]] for a week, and as the focus on Snape and Harry's interaction is very tight even after they manage to get out, the cast is still less than ten people.
** The explosive mesh of "screwed-up-teenager" plus "screwed-up-adult" strikes a very weird
universes are serious, but audible chord, and Dumbledore is presented as a flawed human rather than an emotionless chessmaster. The interactions between Snape and Harry most of them are excrutiatingly powerful once they realize their similarities, and this is twenty-five chapters of TalkingHeads that you will not resist reading out loud. And that friend you rope into reading with you won't mind, either.
** @/ShayGuy: Excellent characterization indeed, but be warned that it falls into the common fanfic trap of overdoing the Dursleys' abuse. (I mean, really, [[spoiler:Harry considering suicide at age seven]]?)
*** Unfortunately this troper knows someone who considered the very same at age three. It's probably not that uncommon.
[=[[reviews:APlaceForWarriors]]=]

comedic.
[=[[reviews:DimensionHoppingForBeginners]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5441775/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Dagger_of_Foreboding The Dagger net/s/4726291/1/Eternal_Return Eternal Return]]'' by Silver Pard
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, chimeras, 0Wraith, Fenro, Red-Dead-Redeemer
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Harry finds himself reincarnated as a newborn Tom Marvolo Riddle, decades in the past. Can he do what he needs to in order to ensure that he is born and lives out the life he remembers? Can he bear the cost?
* ''Tags'': Horror
* ''Comments:'' Dark, heartbreaking and ultimately creepy.
** Definitely seconded, even if you saw it coming, the ending is still chilling.
** 0Wraith: This is one
of Foreboding]]'' by the best Harry Potter oneshots I've ever read. Very dark, very devastating. Silver Pard writes brilliant Manga/DeathNote fics too, if you're into that fandom.
[=[[reviews:EternalReturn]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/936370/Lord-Drash Lord Drash]]''
net/s/10972919/1/The-Evil-Overlord-List The Evil Overlord List]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5953312/boomvroomshroom boomvroomshroom]]''
* Recommended by: The Omegodmothaibabon, {{@/Robinton}}, Chrispang



* ''Synopsis'': A supposed AU of the Harry Potter series with the characters searching for the above-mentioned, Dagger of Foreboding.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Romance, AU
* ''Comments'': Honestly this is nearly impossible to describe. It is probably one of, if not the most hilarious fanfic ever made for several reasons. First, it's written in an awkward style rife with inconsistencies and contradictions and can be a biting parody of Harry Potter fanfiction as a whole. Oh, and it has the best similes ever.
[=[[reviews:TheDaggerOfForeboding]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3676590/1/Unequivocally_Unusual Unequivocally Unusual]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1116267/Quantum-Cat Quantum Cat]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Comartemis}} Ayacyana
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Fate kicks Harry in the teeth in his second year when Ron and Hermione are both petrified by the basilisk. With the rest of the school villifying him worse than ever and nobody left to turn to, Harry begins to break down... until coincidence throws him a bone. A rather ''loony'' bone.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship
* ''Comments'': Now here's something you don't see every day; a Harry/Luna ''friendship'' fic. No soul bonds, no "twu wuv!", and no use of ObfuscatingStupidity to turn Luna into a PossessionSue. A very engaging take on what it would take for these two to hit it off and what happens when you mix Lovegood-brand insanity into Harry's usual adventures. Highly recommended, but it seems to be dead; it's been on hiatus since April of '09.
[=[[reviews:UnequivocallyUnusual]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5554780/ Poison Pen]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1013852/GenkaiFan Genkai Fan]]''
* Recommended By: @/{{Mandrke}}, @/UncloudedTJ, @/LooneyToons

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* ''Synopsis'': A supposed AU of Villains always make the Harry Potter series with same dumb mistakes. Luckily, Tom Riddle happens to have a rather cunning friend in his head to make sure that he does this "conquering the characters searching world" business the RIGHT way. It's about time the bad guys won for the above-mentioned, Dagger of Foreboding.
once.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Romance, AU
Adventure, Humor
* ''Comments'': Honestly this is nearly impossible to describe. It is probably one of, if not the most A hilarious fanfic ever made for several reasons. First, it's written in an awkward style rife with inconsistencies trope-based story, given by the [[EvilOverlordList title]], but the some of the [[DarkHumor jokes]] and contradictions and can be a biting parody of Harry Potter fanfiction as a whole. Oh, and its more serious plot prevents it has from being put into the best similes ever.
[=[[reviews:TheDaggerOfForeboding]]=]

Crack section.
[=[[reviews:TheEvilOverlordList]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3676590/1/Unequivocally_Unusual Unequivocally Unusual]]'', net/s/4818951/1/Fair_Trade Fair Trade]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1116267/Quantum-Cat Quantum Cat]]''
net/u/943028/BajaB BajaB]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Comartemis}} Ayacyana
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Fate kicks Harry in the teeth in his second year when Ron and Hermione are both petrified by the basilisk. With the rest of the school villifying him worse than ever and nobody left to turn to, Harry begins to break down... until coincidence throws him a bone. A rather ''loony'' bone.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship
* ''Comments'': Now here's something you don't see every day; a Harry/Luna ''friendship'' fic. No soul bonds, no "twu wuv!", and no use of ObfuscatingStupidity to turn Luna into a PossessionSue. A very engaging take on what it would take for these two to hit it off and what happens when you mix Lovegood-brand insanity into Harry's usual adventures. Highly recommended, but it seems to be dead; it's been on hiatus since April of '09.
[=[[reviews:UnequivocallyUnusual]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5554780/ Poison Pen]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1013852/GenkaiFan Genkai Fan]]''
* Recommended By: @/{{Mandrke}},
Ithanyx, @/UncloudedTJ, @/LooneyToonsboonerunner, KomodoClassic, {{@/Robinton}}



* ''Synopsis'': "Harry has had enough of seeing his reputation shredded in the Daily Prophet and decides to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters." As quoted from the author's page.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': It has its ups and downs but the overall story has enough twists and turns to keep you interested. The plot revolves around the wizarding world's reaction to the writings of one "Oliver Twist" during the summer between the 4th and 5th book and goes on from there. It brings up some good points about how stupid the wizarding world can be, especially during wartime. It's also a finished work with the author ruling out sequels or side stories, so what you see is all you'll get.
* ''Comments'': Ruined by killing Voldemort in blatant deus ex machina event.
** Suffers a bit from RonTheDeathEater. Ron is reduced to dumb muscle, and Hermione to a goody-two-shoes who believes anything she's told. Even Professor [=McGonagall=] and Molly Weasley are vilified. The ending is also quite abrupt.

[=[[reviews:PoisonPen]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2686464/1/To_Fight_The_Coming_Darkness To Fight The Coming Darkness]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
* Recommended: by lanky

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* ''Synopsis'': "Harry has had enough of seeing Harry confronts Voldemort after his reputation shredded in sixth year at Hogwarts with an alternate reason for some of the Daily Prophet Dark's Lord's failures, and decides offers to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters." As quoted from the author's page.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
help him out, for a price.
* ''Comments'': It has its ups and downs Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A fantastic ret-con fic which shows an interesting idea of what a power that Voldemort knows not could be like.
[=[[reviews:FairTrade]]=]


''[[http://www.cosforums.com/cosarchive/showthread.php?t=25614 Fire Burns]]'' by ''[[http://www.cosforums.com/cosarchive/member.php?s=982a13218e24fbe6ac208703525643a5&u=19665 Purple Banana/Parnopius]]'
* Recommended by: skysong8, Aerin Alanna
* ''Status'': Currently being revised.
* ''Synopsis'': Set in Marauder time, seventh year,
but the overall story has enough twists and turns to keep you interested. The plot revolves centered around the wizarding world's reaction to Slytherins. Second in the writings of one "Oliver Twist" trilogy (Carpe Diem, Fallen Angel). Revolves around Katherine Riddle (Voldemort's daughter), her friend Remus, and her fellow Slytherins during the summer between the 4th and 5th book and goes on from there. It brings up some good points about how stupid the wizarding world can be, especially during wartime. It's also a finished work with the author ruling out sequels or side stories, so what you see is all you'll get.
their seventh year at Hogwarts. Not your traditional OC.
* ''Tags'': Humor, dark
* ''Comments'': Ruined by killing Voldemort in blatant deus ex machina event.
Marauder time -- start of 7th year at Hogwarts. Great characterization. Complex, occasionally dark, often hilarious.
** Suffers a bit from RonTheDeathEater. Ron is reduced to dumb muscle, Aerin Alanna adds: Snarky, silly, dangerous, enigmatic...it's brilliantly written and Hermione to a goody-two-shoes who believes anything she's told. Even Professor [=McGonagall=] extremely believable. There are other fics that go along with it, all of which are on the author's sites at ff.net and Molly Weasley are vilified. The ending is also quite abrupt.

[=[[reviews:PoisonPen]]=]

Chamber of Secrets.
[=[[reviews:FireBurns]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2686464/1/To_Fight_The_Coming_Darkness To Fight net/s/1698919/1/The_Founders_Pendants The Coming Darkness]]'' Founder's Pendants]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
net/u/525960/Spiral-Digger Spiral Digger]]''
* Recommended: by lankyRecommended by: Oracle Seven, Fenro, Powerupz77



* ''Synopsis'': Susan Bones was with Amelia Bones when Voldemort came to kill her. Unfortunately for him, Harry was there to stop him. Essentially, the story diverges rapidly after the events of the fifth book, with Harry managing to catch Voldemort off of his guard and injuring him. This enrages Harry's powerful foe into taking him completely seriously, causing [[RealityEnsues reality to ensue]].
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
* ''Comments'': This story rapidly gets darker and darker as it progresses, with both Harry and Voldemort not pulling their punches. While jbern's work is always leaning towards cynicism on the sliding scale, this work takes AnyoneCanDie to new levels and develops some characters into quite believable monsters. This is a world where Voldemort becomes very manipulative, forcing Harry to ditch being an AllLovingHero in order to examine [[WhatYouAreInTheDark exactly how far he's willing to go to beat Voldemort]] and to discover the simple truth that GoodIsNotNice. Brilliantly written, as always, and it gets bonus points for lots and lots of CharacterDevelopment, not all of which is good for the characters involved.
** Unseen Voice: Really good story with a believable real-world-approach to the Wizards War. There are no true heroes in this story, just survivors who are ready to do anything it takes to win, leading to an egregious amount of WhatTheHellHero moments. I disliked the BitterSweetEnding with hints of a sequel, but that's just my preference of reading stories with a definite closure. A good read.
[=[[reviews:ToFightTheComingDarkness]]=]

''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/gallery/38444371 My Immortal Refined]]'' by ''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/ Evilkritter]]''
* Recommended By: @/MacPhisto

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* ''Synopsis'': Susan Bones was with Amelia Bones when Voldemort came to kill her. Unfortunately for him, Harry was there to stop him. Essentially, The spirit of Salazar Slytherin has been released into an unwilling Snape and as the story diverges rapidly after the events of the fifth book, with Harry managing to catch Voldemort off charismatic Founder takes charge of his guard and injuring him. This enrages Harry's powerful foe into taking him completely seriously, causing [[RealityEnsues reality body, Severus discovers the only way to ensue]].
regain control is through his own Slytherin cunning.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
Mystery
* ''Comments'': This story rapidly gets darker and darker as it progresses, with both Harry and Voldemort not pulling their punches. While jbern's work is always leaning towards cynicism on the sliding scale, this work takes AnyoneCanDie to new levels and develops some characters into quite believable monsters. This is a world where Voldemort becomes very manipulative, forcing Harry to ditch being an AllLovingHero in order to examine [[WhatYouAreInTheDark exactly how far he's willing to go to beat Voldemort]] and to discover the simple truth A definite AU that GoodIsNotNice. Brilliantly written, diverges rather forcefully from the main plot of the books in the first chapter. Salazar comes across as always, a MagnificentBastard right from the beginning, and it only gets bonus points for lots and lots of CharacterDevelopment, not all of which is good for better as the characters involved.
** Unseen Voice: Really good
story with a believable real-world-approach to the Wizards War. continues.
**
There are no true heroes in this story, just survivors who are ready to do anything it takes to win, leading to an egregious amount of WhatTheHellHero moments. I disliked the BitterSweetEnding with hints of a sequel, but that's just my preference of reading stories with a definite closure. A so few well-written Founder Fics out there. It is good read.
[=[[reviews:ToFightTheComingDarkness]]=]

''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/gallery/38444371 My Immortal Refined]]''
to see one that is enjoyable.
[=[[reviews:TheFoundersPendants]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4590039/1/Future_Imperfect Future Imperfect]]''
by ''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/ Evilkritter]]''
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/654059/Lady_Azar_de_Tameran Lady Azar de Tameran]]
* Recommended By: @/MacPhistoby: Mazz, Fenro, Ayacyana



* ''Synopsis:'' A brave soul attempts to rewrite ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''... '''[[{{Determinator}} with all the grammatical mistakes corrected!!]]'''
* ''Comments:'' This is better than an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''!
[=[[reviews:MyImmortalRefined]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5378440/1/The_Potions_Masters_Nephew The Potions Master's Nephew]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/260841/SeverelySnaped1 SeverelySnaped1]]''
* Recommended By: Kittastrophe, KomodoClassic

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* ''Synopsis:'' ''Synopsis'': A brave soul attempts to rewrite ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''... '''[[{{Determinator}} with all world in which [[TheBadGuyWins Voldemort wins]]. [[AndThenWhat And honestly]] [[VictoryIsBoring wishes he hadn't]].
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure, One-Shot, AU, Time travel, and Potential future slash
* Comments: Also recommended on
the grammatical mistakes corrected!!]]'''
* ''Comments:'' This is better than an episode
FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Ignores Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows but incorporates some
of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''!
[=[[reviews:MyImmortalRefined]]=]

their elements.
[=[[reviews:FutureImperfect]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5378440/1/The_Potions_Masters_Nephew The Potions Master's Nephew]]'' fictionalley.org/authors/after_the_rain/HBMDL01a.html Happy Birthday, Mr. Dark Lord]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/260841/SeverelySnaped1 SeverelySnaped1]]''
''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=42339 After the Rain]]''
* Recommended By: Kittastrophe, KomodoClassicby: Valjean, @/ShadowAI, Mazz, bhadratheboss, @/{{JET73L}}, Dame-Amaryllis



* ''Synopsis'': An accident occurs and Professor Snape finds himself trapped in his fifteen-year-old body. Enrolled into Harry Potter's fifth year, he is forced to hide his true identity. Girls, drama and teenage angst do not bode well with Severus.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': Probably my favourite "FountainOfYouth" fic. The writing is beautifully done and the plot development is excellent. It eventually contains some Draco/Ginny (well-written, I add). It looked like a deadfic for a while, but when the author eventually finished it, the edited version was put up all at once. Anyway, excellent characterization, and who doesn't want to read youthified!Snape? It's fun!
[=[[reviews:ThePotionsMastersNephew]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/150716/1/The_Serpent_of_Lord_Voldemort The Serpent of Lord Voldemort]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/9000/Angie-Astravic Angie Astravic]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Leradny}}

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* ''Synopsis'': An accident occurs and Professor Snape finds himself trapped in Lord Voldemort announces that he's going to celebrate his fifteen-year-old body. Enrolled into Harry Potter's fifth year, he is forced to hide his true identity. Girls, drama and teenage angst do not bode well birthday with Severus.
Sugar Quills, Pin-the-Beak-on-the-Hippogriff, and Death Eaters in hula skirts. Has he finally lost his mind, or is somebody crazy like a fox?
* ''Tags'': Written between Order of Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, Drama, Humor
Humor
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Achieves what all short pieces should strive for -- packing a lot of meaning into a few paragraphs. Starts out sounding like a hilarious, highly random crackfic, twists into what seems to be a great light-hearted humor piece, and finally whiplashes at the end into [[spoiler: one of the most horrifically bleak, dark, gut-wrenching, tragic slaps in the face this troper has ever read.]] The simple, two-word line [[spoiler: ''"They won't."'' hurts like a punch in the stomach.]]
[=[[reviews:HappyBirthdayMrDarkLord]]=]


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5353809/12/Harry-Potter-and-the-Boy-Who-Lived Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1239654/The_Santi The Santi]]
* Recommended by Sweece, @/MagicKirby
* ''Status'': @/MagicKirby: The fanfiction link is no longer being updated, the up to date story can be found on Dark Lord Potter ''[[https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=17021&page=2 Here]]''. About a third of the way down the page of the link is where it picks up from where fanfiction left off. And please for the love of god don't post anything in the story thread.
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter loves, and is loved by, his parents, his godfather, and his brother. He isn't mistreated, abused, or neglected. So why is he a Dark Wizard? [=NonBWL!Harry=]. Not your typical Harry's brother is the Boy Who Lived story.
* ''Tags'': Adventure
* ''Comments'': Probably my favourite "FountainOfYouth" fic. The writing is beautifully done and the plot development is excellent. It eventually contains some Draco/Ginny (well-written, I add). It looked like a deadfic for a while, but when the author eventually finished it, the edited version was put up all at once. Anyway, An excellent characterization, and fic with a more intelligent interesting Harry who doesn't want to read youthified!Snape? It's fun!
[=[[reviews:ThePotionsMastersNephew]]=]

isn't overpowered or bound by the chains of Destiny (or some such crap).
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterAndBoyWhoLived]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/150716/1/The_Serpent_of_Lord_Voldemort net/s/5441775/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Dagger_of_Foreboding The Serpent Dagger of Lord Voldemort]]'' Foreboding]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/9000/Angie-Astravic Angie Astravic]]''
net/u/936370/Lord-Drash Lord Drash]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Leradny}}The Omegod
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': A supposed AU of the Harry Potter series with the characters searching for the above-mentioned, Dagger of Foreboding.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Romance, AU
* ''Comments'': Honestly this is nearly impossible to describe. It is probably one of, if not the most hilarious fanfic ever made for several reasons. First, it's written in an awkward style rife with inconsistencies and contradictions and can be a biting parody of Harry Potter fanfiction as a whole. Oh, and it has the best similes ever.
[=[[reviews:TheDaggerOfForeboding]]=]


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11950816/1/Harry-Potter-the-Game Harry Potter & the Game]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/7268383/Concept101 Concept101]]''
* Recommended by: mathewhias, Popularmmorpgs, atjenminecart18
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Harry's always liked blue. Blue is the sky he couldn't see in his cupboard. Blue is the ocean he has only read about. Blue is the alert he has leveled up. Blue is freedom. Blue is life. A Life is a game style fanfiction. Harry Potter Series Re-imagined.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Fantasy, Adventure
* ''Notes'': Also recommended on Sudden Game Interface page.
* ''Comments'': The writing is average in the first few chapters, but the author's improvement is almost tangibly visible in the later chapters. The story has many different funny, serious and emotional moments. The action is well written, there are good mystery elements and the characters have depth to them. The author has some pretty original ideas about house elves and Founders that he weaves well into the narrative of the canonesque story.
[=[[reviews:HarryPotterTheGame]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2782587/1/Ill_Fight_For_You I'll Fight For you]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/14403/Hazelmist Hazelmist]]''
* Recommended by: Drjafjaf, [=HirakuJoutei=], KomodoClassic



* ''Synopsis'': Harry can turn into a snake. This power saves him when Voldemort turns up at Privet Drive and blows up the (empty) Dursley's house -- instead of killing Harry on sight, Voldemort just thinks he's a real snake who can recognize Harry Potter, and takes him prisoner.
* ''Tags'': Mystery, Adventure
* ''Comments'': Voldemort has some of the oddest yet most in-character [[PetTheDog Pet The Snake]] moments ''EVER.''
** This fic is the fourth in a series of fics: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/26790/1/An_Unwelcome_Visitor An Unwelcome Visitor]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/21522/1/Under_the_Rose_Bush Under the Rose Bush]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/59464/1/The_Serpent The Serpent]]
** Aryllia: There are some vague part in the plots that the author cover by including a Q&A session in the end of each chapter. I can't say that I in any way see why the author couldn't just as well have enforced these part in-story, as well as why spoilers seem to be given out there.
[=[[reviews:TheSerpentOfLordVoldemort]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1260679/1/ Realizations]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/352362/Wishweaver Wishweaver]]''
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, @/{{Seraviel}}, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Alfa290}}
* ''Status'': Dead (hasn't updated since 2010)
* ''Synopsis'': A ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fic set in the summer after ''Goblet of Fire'' -- Harry comes back from Hogwarts to discover the Dursleys have packed up and moved to Australia without telling him, and he must find a way to survive the summer without unnecessarily alarming anyone.
* ''Tags'': AU Summer before Fifth Year, Not particularly fast paced.
* ''Comments'':
** What's especially notable about this fic is that the Fridge Logic employed is never condescending to Canon and that nobody is villified- even the way that Harry's abuse escaped the notice of the Order and the Ministry is covered in an amazingly believable way (One Ministry social worker mistakes Petunia's violent reaction against Magic as protectiveness and shielding Harry from potential Death Eaters!), and once I got over Figg being a full witch and not a squib, my suspension of disbelief has never wavered.
[=[[reviews:Realizations]]=]

''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/pittsburghmuggle/MM01a.html Magical Moments]]'' by ''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=28811 Pittsburghmuggle]]''
* Recommended by: Anonymous

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* ''Synopsis'': Harry can turn into a snake. This power saves him when Voldemort turns up "Then why won't you go out with me?" James asks quietly, looking down at Privet Drive me with blazing eyes. There are many reasons why I won't go out with him. 1 He's a selfish git. 2 He's not my type and blows up 3..."You would hurt me." Set in the (empty) Dursley's house -- instead Marauder Era, this fanfic tells the story of killing Harry on sight, Voldemort just thinks he's a real snake who can recognize Harry Potter, Lily and takes him prisoner.
James' 6th year from Lily's point of view.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lily Evans P./James P.
* ''Tags'': Mystery, Adventure
Romance, Suspense
* ''Comments'': Voldemort has There are some elements of a typical Marauder Era fic, but this one by far surpasses all others. The writing is excellent and well thought out, the plot revolves around more than just belligerent sexual tension, and the characters are all done justice by the author. In particular, the last section epilogue of the oddest yet story is one of the most in-character [[PetTheDog Pet The Snake]] moments ''EVER.''
powerful things I have even read, both in published work and fiction.
** This fic is I agree with just about everything said above. I do think that it falls prey to the fourth in a series tendency of fics: fanfiction authors to leave Peter out of the story, but overall it really is fantastic.
[=[[reviews:IllFightForYou]]=]


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/26790/1/An_Unwelcome_Visitor An Unwelcome Visitor]], net/s/7250343/1/Ill_Shoot_the_Shot_Bang I'll Shoot the Shot, Bang]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/21522/1/Under_the_Rose_Bush Under the Rose Bush]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/59464/1/The_Serpent The Serpent]]
** Aryllia: There are some vague part in the plots that the author cover by including a Q&A session in the end of each chapter. I can't say that I in any way see why the author couldn't just as well have enforced these part in-story, as well as why spoilers seem to be given out there.
[=[[reviews:TheSerpentOfLordVoldemort]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1260679/1/ Realizations]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/352362/Wishweaver Wishweaver]]''
net/~wandlorean wandlorean]]
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, @/{{Seraviel}}, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Alfa290}}
* ''Status'': Dead (hasn't updated since 2010)
* ''Synopsis'': A ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fic set in the summer after ''Goblet of Fire'' -- Harry comes back from Hogwarts to discover the Dursleys have packed up and moved to Australia without telling him, and he must find a way to survive the summer without unnecessarily alarming anyone.
* ''Tags'': AU Summer before Fifth Year, Not particularly fast paced.
* ''Comments'':
** What's especially notable about this fic is that the Fridge Logic employed is never condescending to Canon and that nobody is villified- even the way that Harry's abuse escaped the notice of the Order and the Ministry is covered in an amazingly believable way (One Ministry social worker mistakes Petunia's violent reaction against Magic as protectiveness and shielding Harry from potential Death Eaters!), and once I got over Figg being a full witch and not a squib, my suspension of disbelief has never wavered.
[=[[reviews:Realizations]]=]

''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/pittsburghmuggle/MM01a.html Magical Moments]]'' by ''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=28811 Pittsburghmuggle]]''
* Recommended by: Anonymous
[=Str8Shoot=], Powerupz77



* ''Synopsis'': Following some information given to him by his brothers, Ron Weasley takes Harry Potter to sneak into a store in Diagon Alley catering to adult wizard clientele. Hermione joins them at the last moment, and there is a thrilling escape involved when the owners arrive to open the store for the day.
* ''Tags'': Humor, Sexual imagery and discussion, ''no actual sex'' by or between the characters, Erotic issues at the very least, though. Set between ''Goblet of Fire'' and ''Order of the Phoenix'', which is when it was written.
[=[[reviews:MagicalMoments]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1698919/1/The_Founders_Pendants The Founder's Pendants]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/525960/Spiral-Digger Spiral Digger]]''
* Recommended by: Oracle Seven, Fenro, Powerupz77

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* ''Synopsis'': Following some information given to him by his brothers, Ron Weasley takes Harry Potter travels back in time to sneak shape the future into a store in Diagon Alley catering happier one, but will he listen to adult wizard clientele. Hermione joins them at the last moment, and there is a thrilling escape involved when the owners arrive to open the store for the day.
Hermione's warning?
* ''Tags'': Humor, Sexual imagery One-shot, not slash, Time travel, Foul language, Major character 'death', Angst, Tragedy
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** This, ladies
and discussion, ''no actual sex'' by or between gentlemen, is a wonderfully original take on time travel. I recently stumbled upon this little gem and am very thankful I discovered it. It is extremely well-written and the characters, Erotic issues characterizations are spot-on. Time travel has become an overused plot in Harry Potter fanfiction but, here, the author takes the idea and turns it into something unique and chilling. With fics like this one, you have a character going back in time to change certain things about the future, but what would happen if [[spoiler:information about the future was given to someone like Severus Snape; a young, proud, active Death Eater very much capable of committing evil acts]]? Just when you think you know where things are headed, the author spins everything around, smacking you across the face with a [[spoiler:horrifying, tragic, and absolutely delicious twist at the very least, though. Set between ''Goblet of Fire'' end]]. A haunting, bleak, and ''Order of original story with solid writing. It will leave you speechless and feeling like you've been punched in the Phoenix'', which is when it was written.
[=[[reviews:MagicalMoments]]=]

gut. Really, there are no words. I highly recommend it.
[=[[reviews:IllShootTheShotBang]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1698919/1/The_Founders_Pendants The Founder's Pendants]]'', net/s/2027554/1/In_Blood_Only In Blood Only]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/525960/Spiral-Digger Spiral Digger]]''
net/u/654225/E-M-Snape E.M. Snape]]''
* Recommended by: Oracle Seven, Fenro, Powerupz77lanky



* ''Synopsis'': The spirit of Salazar Slytherin has been released into an unwilling Snape and as the charismatic Founder takes charge of his body, Severus discovers the only way to regain control is through his own Slytherin cunning.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Mystery
* ''Comments'': A definite AU that diverges rather forcefully from the main plot of the books in the first chapter. Salazar comes across as a MagnificentBastard right from the beginning, and it only gets better as the story continues.
** There are so few well-written Founder Fics out there. It is good to see one that is enjoyable.
[=[[reviews:TheFoundersPendants]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2829366/1/ Dimension Hopping For Beginners]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/649528/nonjon nonjon]]''
* Recommended by: @/KhymChanur

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* ''Synopsis'': The spirit of Salazar Slytherin has been released into an unwilling Snape is Harry's father. No one is happy to hear it. R due to colorful language, dark themes, and as the charismatic Founder takes charge of his body, Severus discovers the only way to regain control is through his own Slytherin cunning.
nongraphic violence.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Mystery
Colorful language, dark themes, Drama, and nongraphic violence
* ''Comments'': A definite AU that diverges rather forcefully from the main plot This is one of the books in the first chapter. Salazar comes across as a MagnificentBastard right from the beginning, and it only gets better as the story continues.
** There are so few well-written Founder Fics
best Severitus Challenge fics out there. It This story is good to see one that is enjoyable.
[=[[reviews:TheFoundersPendants]]=]

''[[http://www.
complete. See [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2829366/1/ Dimension Hopping For Beginners]]'', net/u/123967/Severitus Severitus]] for challenge details.
** lanky adds: This is one of those stories that seems too silly to truly enjoy, and then it turns around and surprises you. Though the author pulls no punches and makes sure that we all know people suck, he adds in some truly poignant scenes which help to characterize the growing relationship between Harry and Snape. It's all topped
by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/649528/nonjon nonjon]]''
the fact that there's truly wonderful writing going on with this story, and again, the author pulls no punches: The duo hate one another even after the revelation, and it takes chapters and chapters before they even begin to stand one another, let alone begin to bond in any way.
[=[[reviews:InBloodOnly]]=]


''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=76603&chapter=1 In Her Hands She Held The Whole World]]'' by ''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewuser.php?uid=19219 Sirenny]]''
* Recommended by: @/KhymChanur[=Thanatos13713=], Dame-Amaryllis



* ''Synopsis'': After defeating Voldemort, Harry travels to other universes and helps them with their Voldemort problems.
* ''Tags'': Parody, Adventure, Contains bashing of Draco, Snape, and Harry/Draco.
* ''Comments'': Several of the universes are serious, but most of them are comedic.
[=[[reviews:DimensionHoppingForBeginners]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4714715/1/Renegade_Cause Renegade Cause]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1613119/Silens_Cursor Silens Cursor]]
* Recommended by: @/USABobcat, Vazeron1

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* ''Synopsis'': After defeating Three years after the defeat of Voldemort, Harry travels to other universes and helps them with their Voldemort problems.
* ''Tags'': Parody, Adventure, Contains bashing of Draco, Snape, and Harry/Draco.
* ''Comments'': Several of
Hermione Granger looks back on the universes are serious, but most of them are comedic.events that destroyed her world.
[=[[reviews:DimensionHoppingForBeginners]]=]

* ''Tags'': Dark, Angst, Heart-rending, beautifully written, and utterly chilling. A masterpiece.
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:InHerHandsSheHeldTheWholeWorld]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4714715/1/Renegade_Cause Renegade Cause]]'' net/s/2412808/1/The_Innocence_Of_Guilt The Innocence of Guilt]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1613119/Silens_Cursor Silens Cursor]]
net/u/479028/ENSIGN ENSIGN]]''
* Recommended by: @/USABobcat, Vazeron1@/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry Potter was sentenced to Azkaban prison. However he never went there. Who is this James Pathertrory who's running around the world causing problems for the Death Eaters?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Humor
[=[[reviews:TheInnocenceOfGuilt]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6245561/1/The_Lies_that_Bind The Lies That Bind]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/522075/Zephros Zephros]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Willyolio}}



* ''Synopsis'': At the start of Order of the Phoenix, the Ministry comes to take Harry into custody for using a Patronus charm in front of a Muggle. Harry, warned by Dumbledore to not let them destroy his wand, defends himself. Things change.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Tonks
* ''Tags'': Tragedy, Crime
* ''Comments'': An in-depth look at the darker arts of Magic, the darker forms of politics, and the darker morals. And not just Voldemort or Fudge, for once.. Harry makes difficult decisions, Voldemort delves in Spell Creation, and it is very violent.
[=[[reviews:RenegadeCause]]=]

''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/read.php?storyid=1285&chapno=1 Sounds Like a Breakfast Cereal]]'' by ''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/index.php?action=profile&id=372 Ara Kane]]''
* Recommended by: @/MtheR

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* ''Synopsis'': At In the start midst of Order of the Phoenix, the Ministry comes to take his sixth year, Harry rescues Daphne Greengrass from an unpleasant fate. While innocent affection grows, a shadow has been cast into custody for using the Chosen One's life that might herald him down a Patronus charm in front of a Muggle. Harry, warned by Dumbledore to not let them destroy darker path. A path his wand, defends himself. Things change.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Tonks
own actions may yet create.
* ''Tags'': Tragedy, Crime
Torture , dark, Takes place mid-HBP, Romance and Horror
* ''Comments'': An in-depth look at Quite a few twists for such a short fic, but it features a Dark!Harry and a good interpretation of the darker arts of Magic, the darker forms of politics, prophecy (''marked as an equal'' and the darker morals. And ''power he knows not''). Also has a satisfying ending that's not just Voldemort or Fudge, for once.. Harry makes difficult decisions, Voldemort delves in Spell Creation, all rainbows and it is very violent.
[=[[reviews:RenegadeCause]]=]

sunshine.
[=[[reviews:TheLiesThatBind]]=]


''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/read.php?storyid=1285&chapno=1 Sounds Like a Breakfast Cereal]]'' fanfiction.net/s/5761261/1/Little_Differences Little Differences]]'' by ''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/index.php?action=profile&id=372 Ara Kane]]''
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/459592/Theta_Serpentis Theta Serpentis]]
* Recommended by: @/MtheRShebali, Powerupz77



* ''Synopsis'': In his fifth year, Harry finally gets to take a vacation. Join Hex Holmstrom as he dodges arrest from the Ministry, gets the girl, beats the bad guy, and turns Hufflepuff House upside down!
* ''Tags'': Adventure, This story was written prior to the release of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
* ''Comments'': I like this one because it takes the badfic staple of "American witch/wizard comes to Hogwarts," and keeps the core idea (let's follow someone new and different and see all their wacky fun adventures!) but sorts the [=OC=] into Hufflepuff, a house which sorely ''needs'' some wacky fun adventures. It's probably not for everyone, though.
[=[[reviews:SoundsLikeABreakfastCereal]]=]

''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/after_the_rain/HBMDL01a.html Happy Birthday, Mr. Dark Lord]]'' by ''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=42339 After the Rain]]''
* Recommended by: Valjean, @/ShadowAI, Mazz, bhadratheboss, @/{{JET73L}}, Dame-Amaryllis

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* ''Synopsis'': In They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. From a few hours before his fifth year, Harry finally gets birth, to take a vacation. Join Hex Holmstrom as he dodges arrest from the Ministry, gets end of his eleventh birthday, this is the girl, beats the bad guy, and turns Hufflepuff House upside down!
life Tom Marvolo Riddle.
* ''Tags'': Adventure, This story was written prior to the release of "Harry Potter Warnings: Occasional violence and the Order profanity, 1920s-40s attitudes on race, gender, religion, etc. shown in characters that are historically accurate but may offend modern readers, large numbers of the Phoenix."
OCs, Drama
* ''Comments'': I like this one because it takes the badfic staple of "American witch/wizard comes to Hogwarts," and keeps the core idea (let's follow someone new and different and see all their wacky fun adventures!) but sorts the [=OC=] into Hufflepuff, a house A most wonderful story which sorely ''needs'' some wacky fun adventures. tells us of the origins of Voldemort, from his birth to . Can be rather dark at times, but that's to be expected, really. Incredible writing style, well-developed characters and all historical research you could wish for. It's probably complete, though the author acknowledges that the story is not as long as it was planned to be, ending Tom’s arc with his eleventh birthday. But please go ahead and take a look. [[http://tmr-chronicles.livejournal.com/ And be sure to check LJ version for everyone, though.
[=[[reviews:SoundsLikeABreakfastCereal]]=]

fact finders.]] They make the experience even better.
[=[[reviews:TheRiddleChroniclesLittleDifferences]]=]



''[[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/after_the_rain/HBMDL01a.org/authors/pittsburghmuggle/MM01a.html Happy Birthday, Mr. Dark Lord]]'' Magical Moments]]'' by ''[[http://forums.fictionalley.org/park/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=42339 After the Rain]]''
php?action=getinfo&userid=28811 Pittsburghmuggle]]''
* Recommended by: Valjean, @/ShadowAI, Mazz, bhadratheboss, @/{{JET73L}}, Dame-AmaryllisAnonymous



* ''Synopsis'': Lord Voldemort announces that he's going to celebrate his birthday with Sugar Quills, Pin-the-Beak-on-the-Hippogriff, and Death Eaters in hula skirts. Has he finally lost his mind, or is somebody crazy like a fox?
* ''Tags'': Written between Order of Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, Drama, Humor
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Achieves what all short pieces should strive for -- packing a lot of meaning into a few paragraphs. Starts out sounding like a hilarious, highly random crackfic, twists into what seems to be a great light-hearted humor piece, and finally whiplashes at the end into [[spoiler: one of the most horrifically bleak, dark, gut-wrenching, tragic slaps in the face this troper has ever read.]] The simple, two-word line [[spoiler: ''"They won't."'' hurts like a punch in the stomach.]]
[=[[reviews:HappyBirthdayMrDarkLord]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1245134/1/ Winter's Debt]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
* Recommended by: Eoppen, Powerupz77

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* ''Synopsis'': Lord Voldemort announces that he's going Following some information given to celebrate him by his birthday with Sugar Quills, Pin-the-Beak-on-the-Hippogriff, brothers, Ron Weasley takes Harry Potter to sneak into a store in Diagon Alley catering to adult wizard clientele. Hermione joins them at the last moment, and Death Eaters in hula skirts. Has he finally lost his mind, or there is somebody crazy like a fox?
thrilling escape involved when the owners arrive to open the store for the day.
* ''Tags'': Written Humor, Sexual imagery and discussion, ''no actual sex'' by or between Order of Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, Drama, Humor
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on
the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Achieves what all short pieces should strive for -- packing a lot of meaning into a few paragraphs. Starts out sounding like a hilarious, highly random crackfic, twists into what seems to be a great light-hearted humor piece, and finally whiplashes
characters, Erotic issues at the end into [[spoiler: one very least, though. Set between ''Goblet of Fire'' and ''Order of the most horrifically bleak, dark, gut-wrenching, tragic slaps in the face this troper has ever read.]] The simple, two-word line [[spoiler: ''"They won't."'' hurts like a punch in the stomach.]]
[=[[reviews:HappyBirthdayMrDarkLord]]=]

Phoenix'', which is when it was written.
[=[[reviews:MagicalMoments]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1245134/1/ Winter's Debt]]'' net/s/2318355/1/Make_A_Wish Make A Wish]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
net/u/686093/Rorschach-s-Blot Rorschach's Blot]]''
* Recommended by: Eoppen, Powerupz77@/LooneyToons, Chuckg, Elenor, [=UnseenVoice=], lanky, @/TheMightyOne, {{@/Robinton}}



* ''Synopsis'': [[spoiler: Draco Malfoy]] tells the story of the little sister he found he had, and ''why'' she had to be hidden from the world. Thorough oneshot that covers her first appearance all the way to the end of the war [[spoiler: and her life]].
* ''Tags'': Angst
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Warning: This one is serious TearJerker material. If you don't start crying at some point in the story, you have no soul. Beautifully evocative and powerful, the ending is well written and unexpected.
** Features extreme amounts of RonTheDeathEater and CharacterDerailment- Dobby is a spineless coward, Harry is a dark (!) wizard etc.
[=[[reviews:WintersDebt]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/948492/1/Summon-the-Lambs-to-Slaughter Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
* Recommended by: Powerupz77
* Status: Dead, last updated Mar 28, 2006
* ''Synopsis'': When a bizarre transfer student comes to Hogwarts, Snape pushes her to the breaking point. But when he's accused of a crime he never committed, she is the only one who can prove his innocence.
* ''tags'': Drama, Adventure, AU, Darkfic
* ''Comments:'' If you can ignore the slightly canon-deviant things, but enjoy the blatantly and proudly AU, this DarkFic is utterly brilliant. It continues from Fifth Year with the arrival of Rebecca Stanhope, a transfer student from the Disabled American Institute of Magical Studies. Problems encountered due to her disability is well thought-out, as it is a bit of a SelfInsertFic. The tone of the story gets dark pretty quickly, and readers will enjoy the complex storyline and wry humour. Sadly, the story abruptly ends, leaving readers to fill in the gaps.
[=[[reviews: Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2027554/1/In_Blood_Only In Blood Only]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/654225/E-M-Snape E.M. Snape]]''
* Recommended by: Fenro, lanky

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* ''Synopsis'': [[spoiler: Draco Malfoy]] tells After learning the story prophecy, Harry comes to the conclusion there's no way he can win against Voldemort. And if that's the case, he decides he has to get in as much living as he can before he must return to the conflict. But in the process of the little sister whirlwind round-the-world tour he found he had, and ''why'' she had to be hidden from the world. Thorough oneshot takes under an assumed name as result of that covers her first appearance all the way decision, he inadvertently creates a mythic figure of such proportions that even Voldemort begins to the end of the war [[spoiler: and her life]].
fear him.
* ''Tags'': Angst
Humor, Adventure
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on ''Comments'': An enjoyable, funny story despite the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Warning: This one
author's primitive grasp of the technical rudiments of writing and the somewhat anticlimactic ending. Watching how the Wizarding World creates the myth of "Mr. Black" by misunderstanding or selectively re-interpreting the information and stories left in Harry's wake is serious TearJerker material. If you worth the occasional frustration with Blot's style, as is the scale to which the myth eventually grows -- and how Harry reacts when he finally learns what his "last vacation before dying" has wrought. (Be warned, though, that ''Make A Wish'' starts slowly -- although the lead-up has some good if low-key humor, the funniest stuff really doesn't start to kick in until the end of chapter 10.) Anyway, don't start crying at some point in the story, you have no soul. Beautifully evocative take this story seriously -- just sit back and powerful, the ending is well written and unexpected.
** Features extreme amounts of RonTheDeathEater and CharacterDerailment- Dobby is
enjoy it. It has a spineless coward, Harry is a dark (!) wizard etc.
[=[[reviews:WintersDebt]]=]

''[[https://www.
sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/948492/1/Summon-the-Lambs-to-Slaughter Summon net/s/3032621/1/The_Hunt_For_Harry_Potter The Hunt for Harry Potter]]'', which isn't ''quite'' as good in my opinion, but is still fun to read.
** The writing is amateurish, but
the Lambs plot is original and engaging, the [=OCs=] interesting, and the humor spot-on.
** lanky adds: The more the story goes on, the less entertaining it gets, I found. It's an interesting read, but Harry quickly becomes a [[spoiler: BoringInvincibleHero when he stops being mistaken for a huge, powerful badass and actually becomes one. Especially after the story abandons humor
to Slaughter]]'' take the serious route.]] Honestly, the story could have been a lot better had it just stuck to the premise. It's still worth a read, however.
** The Mighty One adds:I partially disagree with the other comments. The writing is not amateurish, it is spot on for this kind of a story, and contributes greatly to the story's humor which is top-notch. Some chapters, for example, 14,17 and above are pure gold.
[=[[reviews:MakeAWish]]=]


''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/17319/chapters/22237 Man-eaters of Kumaon]]''
by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/ignipes/pseuds/ignipes ignipes]]''
* Recommended by: Powerupz77
* Status: Dead, last updated Mar 28, 2006
* ''Synopsis'': When a bizarre transfer student comes to Hogwarts, Snape pushes her to the breaking point. But when he's accused of a crime he never committed, she is the only one who can prove his innocence.
* ''tags'': Drama, Adventure, AU, Darkfic
* ''Comments:'' If you can ignore the slightly canon-deviant things, but enjoy the blatantly and proudly AU, this DarkFic is utterly brilliant. It continues from Fifth Year with the arrival of Rebecca Stanhope, a transfer student from the Disabled American Institute of Magical Studies. Problems encountered due to her disability is well thought-out, as it is a bit of a SelfInsertFic. The tone of the story gets dark pretty quickly, and readers will enjoy the complex storyline and wry humour. Sadly, the story abruptly ends, leaving readers to fill in the gaps.
[=[[reviews: Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2027554/1/In_Blood_Only In Blood Only]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/654225/E-M-Snape E.M. Snape]]''
* Recommended by: Fenro, lanky
Goodwrench



* ''Synopsis'': Snape is Harry's father. No one is happy to hear it. R due to colorful language, dark themes, and nongraphic violence.
* ''Tags'': Colorful language, dark themes, Drama, and nongraphic violence
* ''Comments'': This is one of the best Severitus Challenge fics out there. This story is complete. See [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/123967/Severitus Severitus]] for challenge details.
** lanky adds: This is one of those stories that seems too silly to truly enjoy, and then it turns around and surprises you. Though the author pulls no punches and makes sure that we all know people suck, he adds in some truly poignant scenes which help to characterize the growing relationship between Harry and Snape. It's all topped by the fact that there's truly wonderful writing going on with this story, and again, the author pulls no punches: The duo hate one another even after the revelation, and it takes chapters and chapters before they even begin to stand one another, let alone begin to bond in any way.
[=[[reviews:InBloodOnly]]=]

''[[http://www.cosforums.com/cosarchive/showthread.php?t=25614 Fire Burns]]'' by ''[[http://www.cosforums.com/cosarchive/member.php?s=982a13218e24fbe6ac208703525643a5&u=19665 Purple Banana/Parnopius]]'
* Recommended by: skysong8, Aerin Alanna
* ''Status'': Currently being revised.
* ''Synopsis'': Set in Marauder time, seventh year, but centered around the Slytherins. Second in the trilogy (Carpe Diem, Fallen Angel). Revolves around Katherine Riddle (Voldemort's daughter), her friend Remus, and her fellow Slytherins during their seventh year at Hogwarts. Not your traditional OC.
* ''Tags'': Humor, dark
* ''Comments'': Marauder time -- start of 7th year at Hogwarts. Great characterization. Complex, occasionally dark, often hilarious.
** Aerin Alanna adds: Snarky, silly, dangerous, enigmatic...it's brilliantly written and extremely believable. There are other fics that go along with it, all of which are on the author's sites at ff.net and Chamber of Secrets.
[=[[reviews:FireBurns]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4400517/1/Ananke Ananke]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/220839/Eunike Eunike]]''
* Recommended by: [=FatRat=], @/TenderLumpling, Fenro
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': An accident sends the nineteen-year-old Lily Evans eighteen years into the future, and a coincidence leads her to her former best friend, Severus Snape. Lost in a terrible world she no longer recognizes, Lily is torn between doing what she is supposed to do, and doing what she thinks is right. Can Lily change her fate, or must she succumb to what was meant to be? Meanwhile, Severus can't believe his own luck when he realizes that he's given another chance to save Lily, and to finally tell her how he really feels -– but is he brave enough to take that chance?
* ''Pairing(s)'': Severus Snape/Lily Evans
* ''Tags'': Drama/Romance
* ''Comments'': sort of AU but fits very well with canon in the Authors own words "time-travel. Tad confusing. Severus is mostly depressed, Lily has an odd sense of humour. Multichaptered and kind of long. Angst! Angst! Glorious angst!"
** Very well-done, especially Lily's reaction to finding herself seventeen years in the future, and her [[HeroicBSOD complete shock]] at how things have unfolded. Still in-progress, but the next chapters will be worth waiting for.
** This is among the best LE/SS fics out there.
[=[[reviews:Ananke]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6245561/1/The_Lies_that_Bind The Lies That Bind]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/522075/Zephros Zephros]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Willyolio}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': In the midst of his sixth year, Harry rescues Daphne Greengrass from an unpleasant fate. While innocent affection grows, a shadow has been cast into the Chosen One's life that might herald him down a darker path. A path his own actions may yet create.
* ''Tags'': Torture , dark, Takes place mid-HBP, Romance and Horror
* ''Comments'': Quite a few twists for such a short fic, but it features a Dark!Harry and a good interpretation of the prophecy (''marked as an equal'' and ''power he knows not''). Also has a satisfying ending that's not all rainbows and sunshine.
[=[[reviews:TheLiesThatBind]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6536945/1/ The Third Wizarding War: The Story of Miles Brand]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1041490/McJunker McJunker]]''
* Recommended by: McJunker
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': An ex-Auror, a Pureblood supremacist, and a Muggle-born criminal are on the run during the Dark Lord's second acension. At least one MoralEventHorizon once per story arc.
* ''Tags'': Darkfic, Lots of swearing and violence had by all, Drama, and Suspense
* ''Comments'': Basically, what would happen if a trio of villains instead of heroes were on the run during Deathly Hallows?
[=[[reviews:TheThirdWizardingWarTheStoryOfMilesBrand]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6566667/1/The_Wall The Wall]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1856169/brenners brenners]]''
* Recommended by: mermaidgirl45
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': What if, in Hogwarts, there was a wall in the girls bathroom where there was a list of all the guys in the school, rated from 1 - 10?
* ''Tags'': Humor
* Comments: This is a great fic. It's really interesting, and funny, and it's sticks with the characters. It comes ''highly'' recommended.
[=[[reviews:TheWall]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/17319/chapters/22237 Man-eaters of Kumaon]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/ignipes/pseuds/ignipes ignipes]]''
* Recommended by: Goodwrench
* ''Status'': Complete



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4412736/1/Carnival_of_Dark_and_Dangerous_Creatures Carnival Of Dark And Dangerous Creatures]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1467920/DragonDi DragonDi]]''
* Recommended by: Goodwrench and @/JediVulcan

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4412736/1/Carnival_of_Dark_and_Dangerous_Creatures Carnival Of Dark And Dangerous Creatures]]'' net/s/4410768/1/Measure_for_Measure Measure for Measure]]'' by ''[[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1467920/DragonDi DragonDi]]''
net/u/1597325/Ludwig-Mies-van-der-Rohe Ludwig Mies van der Rohe]]''
* Recommended by: Goodwrench Radiofreak
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Fornicate with the universe. Harry Potter's fifth year.
* ''Tags'': Featuring a sarcastic!/slightly independent!/STRAIGHT!Harry, Humor, Spiritual
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Daphne
* ''Comments:'' One of the best HP fanfics I have had the pleasure of reading, with a very well done first person view of a slightly mad Harry. Features Harry getting paid in virgins outside of a crackfic.
[=[[reviews:Theatre/MeasureForMeasure]]=]

''[[http://rowen-r.livejournal.com/13032.html The Most Grievous
and @/JediVulcanLamentable Tragedy of the Death of Lord Voldemort]]'' by rowen_r
* Recommended by: @/{{Micah}}, [=AcrossTheStars=], boonerunner, Fenro, [=HirakuJoutei=]
* ''Status'': As of July 2013, “access denied” for the Website/LiveJournal entry, and couldn’t find any mirrors.
* ''Synopsis'': ''Harry Potter'' meets Jacobean revenge tragedy.
* ''Comments'': Written pre-''Half Blood Prince''. Has stage directions like "[In a manner suggestive of profound, puppy-kicking evil]" and "[Makes frightening groaning noises just for the hell of it, the scamp]".
** It's probably twice as funny for anyone familiar with Renaissance literature, especially Shakespeare and Marlowe, so English majors, theater majors, and [=AP=] Lit students will probably laugh harder than anyone else.
* Thirded--or is it fourth-ed?--by [[@/MsByrd Ms. Byrd]]. Note that above troper is spot-on, however.
[=[[reviews:TheMostGrievousAndLamentableTragedyOfTheDeathOfLordVoldemort]]=]


''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/gallery/38444371 My Immortal Refined]]'' by ''[[http://evilkritter.deviantart.com/ Evilkritter]]''
* Recommended By: @/MacPhisto



* ''Synopsis'': Four years ago, Remus Lupin lost his friends to death and betrayal. Now he finds himself betrayed once more, and in a place where death may very well be preferred.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst
* ''Comments'': Great adventure story. Winner of the 2009 Hourglass Awards Admin's Choice Award for Drama at The Unknowable Room. The author's written several other fine works as well.
** Filled with great characterization, despicable villains and an unexpected (but completely believable and totally in character) almost father/son relationship between Mad-Eye Moody and Remus. A great read, and highly recommended.
[=[[reviews:CarnivalOfDarkAndDangerousCreatures]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/154685 Ashes]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/killing_rose/pseuds/killing_rose killing_rose]]''
* Recommended by: @/ThoseDancingDays, Dame-Amaryllis

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* ''Synopsis'': Four years ago, Remus Lupin lost his friends ''Synopsis:'' A brave soul attempts to death and betrayal. Now he finds himself betrayed once more, and in a place where death may very well be preferred.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst
* ''Comments'': Great adventure story. Winner of the 2009 Hourglass Awards Admin's Choice Award for Drama at The Unknowable Room. The author's written several other fine works as well.
** Filled
rewrite ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''... '''[[{{Determinator}} with great characterization, despicable villains and all the grammatical mistakes corrected!!]]'''
* ''Comments:'' This is better than
an unexpected (but completely believable and totally in character) almost father/son relationship between Mad-Eye Moody and Remus. A great read, and highly recommended.
[=[[reviews:CarnivalOfDarkAndDangerousCreatures]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/154685 Ashes]]''
episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''!
[=[[reviews:MyImmortalRefined]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/My_Nephew_Harry My Nephew Harry]]''
by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/killing_rose/pseuds/killing_rose killing_rose]]''
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/579283/Lucillia Lucillia]]
* Recommended by: @/ThoseDancingDays, Dame-AmaryllisMarlee Cross, {{@/Robinton}}



* ''Synopsis'': A rose by any other name... perhaps, by any other name, it would smell less like prison. Less like death. Rose is your surrender. You will not, ''cannot'', be a Muggle now. You are not going to get another chance to escape.
* ''pairing(s)'': Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley
* ''Tags'': Canon Compliant
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Chilling and memorable; this one will haunt me for years. The POV allows some of the story bits to resonate on a personal level that's achingly disturbing.
[=[[reviews:Ashes]]=]

''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=223057 With Malice Aforethought]]'' and ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=236392 And Malice Towards None]]'' by [[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=116971 SPSmith]]
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ''Status'': First Complete, Second Dead
* ''Synopsis'': An alternate 6th year. But surprisingly believable. Avoids [[RonTheDeathEater Ron, Albus or Ginny The Death Eaters]]. A very possible what-could-have-been. Harry takes the death of Sirius rather badly, and decides to take things seriously (but realistically. No time-turner training, insta-god-mode from Founder inheritance etc) in 6th year.
* ''Pairings'': Start of fic- [[spoiler: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny]], end of WMA- [[spoiler: Harry/Hermione, Ron/Luna]].
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Ron/Luna
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor, Action/Adventure
* ''Comments'': This is actually very good. Normally alternate year stories have Harry somehow gain power overnight (be it via time travel, inheritance or divine intervention). This story avoids that, and gives Harry a realistic power increase in proportion to the work he is putting in. This story has no moments that truly are canon-breaking (well, Crabbe and Goyle are a tad [[DracoInLeatherPants Leather Pantsified]] as unbelievable as that sounds). Voldermort is a tad passive at the start, but that does change later on. Even those who normally hate [[spoiler: H/Hr]] probably won't mind as it comes off believably after all the main characters undergo quite a lot of well-written development. No-one really acts out of character other than Crabbe, Goyle [[MoralEventHorizon and Dawlish]]. Now if only [=SPSmith=] would continue the sequel...
[=[[reviews:WithMaliceAforethoughtAndAndMaliceTowardsNone]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2488754/1/A_Second_Chance_at_Life A Second Chance at Life]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/100447/Miranda-Flairgold Miranda Flairgold]]''
* Recommended by: rheasilviadiroma

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* ''Synopsis'': A rose During the two months she had watched her eight year-old nephews, Marge Dursley discovered that Petunia was a pathological liar, Vernon had somehow been brainwashed by any other name... perhaps, by any other name, it would smell less like prison. Less like death. Rose is your surrender. You will not, ''cannot'', be a Muggle now. You are not going to get another chance to escape.
* ''pairing(s)'': Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley,
that no good b***h, Dudley was the spawn of Satan, and Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley
was actually a good kid.
* ''Tags'': Canon Compliant
Family
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Chilling and memorable; this one will haunt me
It's obviously not a new concept by any stretch for years. The POV allows some of the story bits to resonate on a personal level that's achingly disturbing.
[=[[reviews:Ashes]]=]

''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=223057 With Malice Aforethought]]'' and ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=236392 And Malice Towards None]]'' by [[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=116971 SPSmith]]
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ''Status'': First Complete, Second Dead
* ''Synopsis'': An alternate 6th year. But surprisingly believable. Avoids [[RonTheDeathEater Ron, Albus or Ginny The Death Eaters]]. A very possible what-could-have-been.
Harry takes the death of Sirius rather badly, and decides to take things seriously (but realistically. No time-turner training, insta-god-mode be removed from Founder inheritance etc) in 6th year.
* ''Pairings'': Start of fic- [[spoiler: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny]], end of WMA- [[spoiler: Harry/Hermione, Ron/Luna]].
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Ron/Luna
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor, Action/Adventure
* ''Comments'': This is actually very good. Normally alternate year stories have Harry somehow gain power overnight (be it via time travel, inheritance or divine intervention). This story avoids that, and gives Harry a realistic power increase in proportion to
the work he is putting in. This story has no moments Dursley's custody in some way, however, the fact that truly are canon-breaking (well, Crabbe ''Aunt Marge'' of all people is the one who instigates it, and Goyle are a tad [[DracoInLeatherPants Leather Pantsified]] as unbelievable as that sounds). Voldermort is a tad passive at the start, but that does change later on. Even those who normally hate [[spoiler: H/Hr]] probably won't mind as it comes off quite believably after all the main characters undergo I might add, is what makes this fic notable. The chapters may be short, but are still quite a lot well written. Also of well-written development. No-one really acts out of character other than Crabbe, Goyle [[MoralEventHorizon and Dawlish]]. Now if only [=SPSmith=] would continue note is the sequel...
[=[[reviews:WithMaliceAforethoughtAndAndMaliceTowardsNone]]=]

very interesting AlternateCharacterInterpretation of certain characters, Vernon in particular.
[=[[reviews:MyNephewHarry]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2488754/1/A_Second_Chance_at_Life A Second Chance at Life]]'' net/s/7385465/1/My_Renewal_My_Immortal My Renewal, My Immortal ]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/100447/Miranda-Flairgold Miranda Flairgold]]''
net/u/2837554/esbmusic42 esbmusic42]]''
* Recommended by: rheasilviadiromaMelody H. Grace
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' Ebony Way is normal. Even if the rapidly-growing canines and love of blood say otherwise.
* ''Tags'': Rewrite, Humor, Drama
* ''Comments:'' It's basically the author's attempt to give My Immortal's Ebony D'arkness Dementia Raven Way a real personality (and a normal name). There's not much up yet, but Ebony's character is pretty good and, more to the point, the Canon characters (Draco, Hermione, etc.) are pretty close to their Canon counterparts as well. It's not that long yet, but it's definitely worth the read.



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/750576/1/Never_Alone_Never_Again Never Alone Never Again]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/206866/Bored_Beyond_Belief Bored Beyond Belief]]
* Recommended: by Zephyr7



* ''Synopsis'': When Voldemort’s assassins find him Harry flees seeking a place to prepare for the battle. Bloodmagic, wandlessmagic, necromancy, fae, a thunderbird, demons, vampires. Harry finds the strength & allies to win a war.
* ''Tags'': Adventure
* ''Comments'': A Second Chance at Life and its sequels, Changes in a Time of War and A Magical World is a realistic take on the overdone 'Harry gets into a new school' cliche. It's a complete AU of Deathly Hallows, and features a much more diverse magical world, new forms of magic (which are fully explained by the story instead of AppliedPhlebotinum). Unfortunately A Magical World hasn't been updated since 2009, and leaves a lot of plot points hanging. Her older works aren't that stellar either.
[=[[reviews:ASecondChanceAtLife]]=]

''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=76603&chapter=1 In Her Hands She Held The Whole World]]'' by ''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewuser.php?uid=19219 Sirenny]]''
* Recommended by: [=Thanatos13713=], Dame-Amaryllis
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Three years after the defeat of Voldemort, Hermione Granger looks back on the events that destroyed her world.
* ''Tags'': Dark, Angst, Heart-rending, beautifully written, and utterly chilling. A masterpiece.
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:InHerHandsSheHeldTheWholeWorld]]=]

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* ''Synopsis'': When Voldemort’s assassins find him Harry's holiday reaches its lowest point. Will Harry flees seeking a place finally be able to prepare have the kind of love everyone else seems to take for the battle. Bloodmagic, wandlessmagic, necromancy, fae, a thunderbird, demons, vampires. Harry finds the strength & allies to win a war.
granted?
* ''Tags'': Adventure
Drama, Angst
* ''Comments'': A Second Chance at Life This was a well-executed fic with strong characterization and its sequels, Changes in a Time of War amazing development and A Magical World is a realistic take on layers to the overdone 'Harry gets into a new school' cliche. It's a complete AU of Deathly Hallows, characters. Harry's suffering (combined from the Dursleys' abuse, the worsening nightmares and features a much more diverse magical world, new forms of magic (which the emotional and physical pain that came with Voldemort's return) was just gut-wrenching for Harry's loved ones and for the readers to see. There are fully explained by some parts in the story instead of AppliedPhlebotinum). Unfortunately A Magical World hasn't been updated since 2009, and leaves a lot of plot points hanging. Her older works aren't that stellar either.
[=[[reviews:ASecondChanceAtLife]]=]

''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=76603&chapter=1 In Her Hands She Held The Whole World]]'' by ''[[http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewuser.php?uid=19219 Sirenny]]''
* Recommended by: [=Thanatos13713=], Dame-Amaryllis
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Three years after the defeat of Voldemort, Hermione Granger looks back on the events that destroyed her world.
can be quite dark and it seems like Harry won't be getting better. But there are some lighthearted moments, some [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] and some Tearjerker moments to balance it out, leading up to a BittersweetEnding.
* ''Tags'': Dark, Angst, Heart-rending, beautifully written, and utterly chilling. A masterpiece.
* Comments: Also recommended on
** The one-shot sequel ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1957391/1/Make_a_Joyful_Noise Make a Joyful Noise]]'' couldn't have ended the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
[=[[reviews:InHerHandsSheHeldTheWholeWorld]]=]
story any better.
[=[[reviews:NeverAloneNeverAgain]]=]




''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3618966/1/As_Long_As_You_Know_That_Potter As Long As You Know That, Potter]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~owlsaway owlsaway]]
* Recommended by: dezba, Mazz, Marlee Cross, Fenro, @/{{LongLiveHumour}}

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3618966/1/As_Long_As_You_Know_That_Potter As Long As You Know That, Potter]]'' net/s/3625984/1/A_Place_for_Warriors A Place For Warriors]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~owlsaway owlsaway]]
* Recommended by: dezba, Mazz, Marlee Cross, Fenro, @/{{LongLiveHumour}}@/{{Sharysa}}, Fenro



* ''Synopsis'': A different take on Harry's first Occlumency lesson with Snape.

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* ''Synopsis'': A different take on Dumbledore locks Harry and Snape in the Room of Requirement. Harry's first Occlumency lesson with Snape.magic works, and Snape's doesn't. Will they kill each other? No slash.



* ''Comments'': A very short, one-page fanfic that is nevertheless powerful, building up to a surprise ending.
** Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** For a "one-shot", it's surprisingly compelling. Keeps Snape in-character, complete with snide and unnecessary remarks, but actually helping Harry in a roundabout way, and showing he cares in the only way he can.
[=[[reviews:AsLongAsYouKnowThatPotter]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1399984/1/Recnac_Transfaerso Recnac Transfaerso]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/406888/Celebony Celebony]]
* Recommended by: Animaluver

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* ''Comments'': A fifteen-chapter BottleEpisode begins as Dumbledore [[LockedInARoom locks Harry and Snape in the Room of Requirement]] for a week, and as the focus on Snape and Harry's interaction is very short, one-page tight even after they manage to get out, the cast is still less than ten people.
** The explosive mesh of "screwed-up-teenager" plus "screwed-up-adult" strikes a very weird but audible chord, and Dumbledore is presented as a flawed human rather than an emotionless chessmaster. The interactions between Snape and Harry are excrutiatingly powerful once they realize their similarities, and this is twenty-five chapters of TalkingHeads that you will not resist reading out loud. And that friend you rope into reading with you won't mind, either.
** @/ShayGuy: Excellent characterization indeed, but be warned that it falls into the common
fanfic trap of overdoing the Dursleys' abuse. (I mean, really, [[spoiler:Harry considering suicide at age seven]]?)
*** Unfortunately this troper knows someone who considered the very same at age three. It's probably not
that is nevertheless powerful, building up to a surprise ending.
** Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** For a "one-shot", it's surprisingly compelling. Keeps Snape in-character, complete with snide and unnecessary remarks, but actually helping Harry in a roundabout way, and showing he cares in the only way he can.
[=[[reviews:AsLongAsYouKnowThatPotter]]=]

uncommon.
[=[[reviews:APlaceForWarriors]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1399984/1/Recnac_Transfaerso Recnac Transfaerso]]'' net/s/5554780/ Poison Pen]]'', by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/406888/Celebony Celebony]]
net/u/1013852/GenkaiFan Genkai Fan]]''
* Recommended by: AnimaluverBy: @/{{Mandrke}}, @/UncloudedTJ, @/LooneyToons



* ''Synopsis'': In a rash act of self-sacrifice, Harry saves a dying Muggle by magically transferring the man's cancer to himself. Now, going through his fifth year with a terrible secret, he begins to realize just what he's given up.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione
* ''Tags'': Drama, Romance, And Abuse, angst
* ''Comments'': Like the synopsis says, there is abuse, but this story is so heartrendingly sad, yet so inspirational, it's difficult to stop reading. The characters are well-written, keeping in canon even as they grow in their own way.
[=[[reviews:RecnacTransfaerso]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/My_Nephew_Harry My Nephew Harry]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/579283/Lucillia Lucillia]]
* Recommended by: Marlee Cross, {{@/Robinton}}

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* ''Synopsis'': In a rash act "Harry has had enough of self-sacrifice, Harry saves a dying Muggle by magically transferring seeing his reputation shredded in the man's cancer Daily Prophet and decides to himself. Now, going through do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his fifth year with a terrible secret, he begins Slytherin side to realize just what he's given up.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione
rectify matters." As quoted from the author's page.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Romance, And Abuse, angst
Humor
* ''Comments'': Like It has its ups and downs but the synopsis says, there is abuse, but this overall story is so heartrendingly sad, yet so inspirational, it's difficult has enough twists and turns to stop reading. keep you interested. The characters plot revolves around the wizarding world's reaction to the writings of one "Oliver Twist" during the summer between the 4th and 5th book and goes on from there. It brings up some good points about how stupid the wizarding world can be, especially during wartime. It's also a finished work with the author ruling out sequels or side stories, so what you see is all you'll get.
* ''Comments'': Ruined by killing Voldemort in blatant deus ex machina event.
** Suffers a bit from RonTheDeathEater. Ron is reduced to dumb muscle, and Hermione to a goody-two-shoes who believes anything she's told. Even Professor [=McGonagall=] and Molly Weasley
are well-written, keeping in canon even as they grow in their own way.
[=[[reviews:RecnacTransfaerso]]=]

vilified. The ending is also quite abrupt.
[=[[reviews:PoisonPen]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5165369/1/My_Nephew_Harry My Nephew Harry]]'' net/s/5378440/1/The_Potions_Masters_Nephew The Potions Master's Nephew]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/579283/Lucillia Lucillia]]
net/u/260841/SeverelySnaped1 SeverelySnaped1]]''
* Recommended by: Marlee Cross, {{@/Robinton}}By: Kittastrophe, KomodoClassic



* ''Synopsis'': During the two months she had watched her eight year-old nephews, Marge Dursley discovered that Petunia was a pathological liar, Vernon had somehow been brainwashed by that no good b***h, Dudley was the spawn of Satan, and Harry was actually a good kid.
* ''Tags'': Family
* ''Comments'': It's obviously not a new concept by any stretch for Harry to be removed from the Dursley's custody in some way, however, the fact that ''Aunt Marge'' of all people is the one who instigates it, and quite believably I might add, is what makes this fic notable. The chapters may be short, but are still quite well written. Also of note is the very interesting AlternateCharacterInterpretation of certain characters, Vernon in particular.
[=[[reviews:MyNephewHarry]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4590039/1/Future_Imperfect Future Imperfect]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/654059/Lady_Azar_de_Tameran Lady Azar de Tameran]]
* Recommended by: Mazz, Fenro, Ayacyana

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* ''Synopsis'': During the two months she had watched her eight year-old nephews, Marge Dursley discovered that Petunia was a pathological liar, Vernon had somehow been brainwashed by that no good b***h, Dudley was the spawn of Satan, An accident occurs and Professor Snape finds himself trapped in his fifteen-year-old body. Enrolled into Harry was actually a good kid.
Potter's fifth year, he is forced to hide his true identity. Girls, drama and teenage angst do not bode well with Severus.
* ''Tags'': Family
Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': Probably my favourite "FountainOfYouth" fic. The writing is beautifully done and the plot development is excellent. It eventually contains some Draco/Ginny (well-written, I add). It looked like a deadfic for a while, but when the author eventually finished it, the edited version was put up all at once. Anyway, excellent characterization, and who doesn't want to read youthified!Snape? It's obviously not a new concept by any stretch for Harry to be removed from the Dursley's custody in some way, however, the fact that ''Aunt Marge'' of all people is the one who instigates it, and quite believably I might add, is what makes this fic notable. The chapters may be short, but are still quite well written. Also of note is the very interesting AlternateCharacterInterpretation of certain characters, Vernon in particular.
[=[[reviews:MyNephewHarry]]=]

fun!
[=[[reviews:ThePotionsMastersNephew]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4590039/1/Future_Imperfect Future Imperfect]]'' net/s/1260679/1/ Realizations]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/654059/Lady_Azar_de_Tameran Lady Azar de Tameran]]
net/u/352362/Wishweaver Wishweaver]]''
* Recommended by: Mazz, Fenro, Ayacyana@/LooneyToons, @/{{Seraviel}}, @/{{Dor}}, @/{{Alfa290}}
* ''Status'': Dead (hasn't updated since 2010)
* ''Synopsis'': A ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fic set in the summer after ''Goblet of Fire'' -- Harry comes back from Hogwarts to discover the Dursleys have packed up and moved to Australia without telling him, and he must find a way to survive the summer without unnecessarily alarming anyone.
* ''Tags'': AU Summer before Fifth Year, Not particularly fast paced.
* ''Comments'':
** What's especially notable about this fic is that the Fridge Logic employed is never condescending to Canon and that nobody is villified- even the way that Harry's abuse escaped the notice of the Order and the Ministry is covered in an amazingly believable way (One Ministry social worker mistakes Petunia's violent reaction against Magic as protectiveness and shielding Harry from potential Death Eaters!), and once I got over Figg being a full witch and not a squib, my suspension of disbelief has never wavered.
[=[[reviews:Realizations]]=]


''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/924488 Reclamation]]'' by ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/copperbadge/pseuds/copperbadge copperbadge]]''
* Recommended by: Lavanya Six, boonerunner, {{@/Robinton}}



* ''Synopsis'': A world in which [[TheBadGuyWins Voldemort wins]]. [[AndThenWhat And honestly]] [[VictoryIsBoring wishes he hadn't]].
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure, One-Shot, AU, Time travel, and Potential future slash
* Comments: Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Ignores Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows but incorporates some of their elements.
[=[[reviews:FutureImperfect]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3702657/1/The_Reign_of_Theodore_Nott# The Reign of Theodore Nott]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/471093/Amadea Amadea]]
* Recommended by: [=AwayLaughing=]

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* ''Synopsis'': A world in which [[TheBadGuyWins Voldemort wins]]. [[AndThenWhat And honestly]] [[VictoryIsBoring wishes he hadn't]].
''Synopsis:'' In an alternate universe, one man still struggles with a moral decision made many years before.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Adventure, One-Shot, AU, Time travel, and Potential future slash
Alternate Universe, Precognition, Discussions of Suicide, Homophobia, a relatively happy ending as unlikely as that sounds
* Comments: ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** Ignores Half-Blood Prince My favorite HP one-shot. It explores the life and Deathly Hallows but incorporates some mind of their elements.
[=[[reviews:FutureImperfect]]=]

[[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] in a world where, like a recovering alcoholic, he makes an conscious effort each day to not turn Dark.
** Seconded by @/{{Thanos6}}. Much like ''Series/{{Dexter}},'' this fic explores someone who is essentially a sociopath who is just barely clinging to morality by his fingernails.
[=[[reviews:Reclamation]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3702657/1/The_Reign_of_Theodore_Nott# The Reign of Theodore Nott]]'' net/s/1399984/1/Recnac_Transfaerso Recnac Transfaerso]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/471093/Amadea Amadea]]
net/u/406888/Celebony Celebony]]
* Recommended by: [=AwayLaughing=]Animaluver



* ''Synopsis'': In a rash act of self-sacrifice, Harry saves a dying Muggle by magically transferring the man's cancer to himself. Now, going through his fifth year with a terrible secret, he begins to realize just what he's given up.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione
* ''Tags'': Drama, Romance, And Abuse, angst
* ''Comments'': Like the synopsis says, there is abuse, but this story is so heartrendingly sad, yet so inspirational, it's difficult to stop reading. The characters are well-written, keeping in canon even as they grow in their own way.
[=[[reviews:RecnacTransfaerso]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3702657/1/The_Reign_of_Theodore_Nott# The Reign of Theodore Nott]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/471093/Amadea Amadea]]
* Recommended by: [=AwayLaughing=]
* ''Status'': Complete



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6719754/1/Reunion Reunion]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2625306/movinggirl movinggirl]]''
* Recommended by: Aromli, Mazz, Dame-Amaryllis

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6719754/1/Reunion Reunion]]'' net/s/4714715/1/Renegade_Cause Renegade Cause]]'' by ''[[https://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2625306/movinggirl movinggirl]]''
net/u/1613119/Silens_Cursor Silens Cursor]]
* Recommended by: Aromli, Mazz, Dame-Amaryllis@/USABobcat, Vazeron1



* ''Synopsis'': At the start of Order of the Phoenix, the Ministry comes to take Harry into custody for using a Patronus charm in front of a Muggle. Harry, warned by Dumbledore to not let them destroy his wand, defends himself. Things change.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Tonks
* ''Tags'': Tragedy, Crime
* ''Comments'': An in-depth look at the darker arts of Magic, the darker forms of politics, and the darker morals. And not just Voldemort or Fudge, for once.. Harry makes difficult decisions, Voldemort delves in Spell Creation, and it is very violent.
[=[[reviews:RenegadeCause]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6719754/1/Reunion Reunion]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2625306/movinggirl movinggirl]]''
* Recommended by: Aromli, Mazz, Dame-Amaryllis
* ''Status'': Complete



[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7250343/1/Ill_Shoot_the_Shot_Bang I'll Shoot the Shot, Bang]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~wandlorean wandlorean]]
* Recommended by: [=Str8Shoot=], Powerupz77

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[[http://www.

''[[http://www.
fanfiction.net/s/7250343/1/Ill_Shoot_the_Shot_Bang I'll Shoot the Shot, Bang]] net/s/2488754/1/A_Second_Chance_at_Life A Second Chance at Life]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/~wandlorean wandlorean]]
net/u/100447/Miranda-Flairgold Miranda Flairgold]]''
* Recommended by: [=Str8Shoot=], Powerupz77rheasilviadiroma



* ''Synopsis'': Harry travels back in time to shape the future into a happier one, but will he listen to Hermione's warning?
* ''Tags'': One-shot, not slash, Time travel, Foul language, Major character 'death', Angst, Tragedy
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** This, ladies and gentlemen, is a wonderfully original take on time travel. I recently stumbled upon this little gem and am very thankful I discovered it. It is extremely well-written and the characterizations are spot-on. Time travel has become an overused plot in Harry Potter fanfiction but, here, the author takes the idea and turns it into something unique and chilling. With fics like this one, you have a character going back in time to change certain things about the future, but what would happen if [[spoiler:information about the future was given to someone like Severus Snape; a young, proud, active Death Eater very much capable of committing evil acts]]? Just when you think you know where things are headed, the author spins everything around, smacking you across the face with a [[spoiler:horrifying, tragic, and absolutely delicious twist at the end]]. A haunting, bleak, and original story with solid writing. It will leave you speechless and feeling like you've been punched in the gut. Really, there are no words. I highly recommend it.
[=[[reviews:IllShootTheShotBang]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/750576/1/Never_Alone_Never_Again Never Alone Never Again]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/206866/Bored_Beyond_Belief Bored Beyond Belief]]
* Recommended: by Zephyr7

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* ''Synopsis'': When Voldemort’s assassins find him Harry travels back in time flees seeking a place to shape prepare for the future into battle. Bloodmagic, wandlessmagic, necromancy, fae, a happier one, but will he listen thunderbird, demons, vampires. Harry finds the strength & allies to Hermione's warning?
win a war.
* ''Tags'': One-shot, not slash, Time travel, Foul language, Major character 'death', Angst, Tragedy
Adventure
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** This, ladies
A Second Chance at Life and gentlemen, its sequels, Changes in a Time of War and A Magical World is a wonderfully original realistic take on time travel. I recently stumbled upon this little gem and am very thankful I discovered it. It is extremely well-written and the characterizations are spot-on. Time travel has become an overused plot in Harry Potter fanfiction but, here, the author takes the idea and turns it overdone 'Harry gets into something unique a new school' cliche. It's a complete AU of Deathly Hallows, and chilling. With fics like this one, you have features a character going back in time to change certain things about the future, but what would happen if [[spoiler:information about the future was given to someone like Severus Snape; a young, proud, active Death Eater very much capable more diverse magical world, new forms of committing evil acts]]? Just when you think you know where things magic (which are headed, fully explained by the author spins everything around, smacking you across the face with a [[spoiler:horrifying, tragic, and absolutely delicious twist at the end]]. A haunting, bleak, and original story with solid writing. It will leave you speechless and feeling like you've instead of AppliedPhlebotinum). Unfortunately A Magical World hasn't been punched in the gut. Really, there are no words. I highly recommend it.
[=[[reviews:IllShootTheShotBang]]=]

updated since 2009, and leaves a lot of plot points hanging. Her older works aren't that stellar either.
[=[[reviews:ASecondChanceAtLife]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/750576/1/Never_Alone_Never_Again Never Alone Never Again]]'' net/s/150716/1/The_Serpent_of_Lord_Voldemort The Serpent of Lord Voldemort]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/206866/Bored_Beyond_Belief Bored Beyond Belief]]
net/u/9000/Angie-Astravic Angie Astravic]]''
* Recommended: by Zephyr7Recommended by: @/{{Leradny}}



* ''Synopsis'': Harry's holiday reaches its lowest point. Will Harry finally be able to have the kind of love everyone else seems to take for granted?
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst
* ''Comments'': This was a well-executed fic with strong characterization and amazing development and layers to the characters. Harry's suffering (combined from the Dursleys' abuse, the worsening nightmares and the emotional and physical pain that came with Voldemort's return) was just gut-wrenching for Harry's loved ones and for the readers to see. There are some parts in the story that can be quite dark and it seems like Harry won't be getting better. But there are some lighthearted moments, some [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] and some Tearjerker moments to balance it out, leading up to a BittersweetEnding.
** The one-shot sequel ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1957391/1/Make_a_Joyful_Noise Make a Joyful Noise]]'' couldn't have ended the story any better.
[=[[reviews:NeverAloneNeverAgain]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5761261/1/Little_Differences Little Differences]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/459592/Theta_Serpentis Theta Serpentis]]
* Recommended by: Shebali, Powerupz77

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* ''Synopsis'': Harry's holiday reaches its lowest point. Will Harry finally be able to have can turn into a snake. This power saves him when Voldemort turns up at Privet Drive and blows up the kind (empty) Dursley's house -- instead of love everyone else seems to take for granted?
killing Harry on sight, Voldemort just thinks he's a real snake who can recognize Harry Potter, and takes him prisoner.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst
Mystery, Adventure
* ''Comments'': This was a well-executed fic with strong characterization and amazing development and layers to the characters. Harry's suffering (combined from the Dursleys' abuse, the worsening nightmares and the emotional and physical pain that came with Voldemort's return) was just gut-wrenching for Harry's loved ones and for the readers to see. There are Voldemort has some parts in of the story that can be quite dark and it seems like Harry won't be getting better. But there are some lighthearted moments, some [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] and some Tearjerker oddest yet most in-character [[PetTheDog Pet The Snake]] moments to balance it out, leading up to a BittersweetEnding.
''EVER.''
** The one-shot sequel ''[[http://www.This fic is the fourth in a series of fics: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1957391/1/Make_a_Joyful_Noise Make net/s/26790/1/An_Unwelcome_Visitor An Unwelcome Visitor]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/21522/1/Under_the_Rose_Bush Under the Rose Bush]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/59464/1/The_Serpent The Serpent]]
** Aryllia: There are some vague part in the plots that the author cover by including
a Joyful Noise]]'' Q&A session in the end of each chapter. I can't say that I in any way see why the author couldn't just as well have ended enforced these part in-story, as well as why spoilers seem to be given out there.
[=[[reviews:TheSerpentOfLordVoldemort]]=]


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/948492/1/Summon-the-Lambs-to-Slaughter Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
* Recommended by: Powerupz77
* Status: Dead, last updated Mar 28, 2006
* ''Synopsis'': When a bizarre transfer student comes to Hogwarts, Snape pushes her to the breaking point. But when he's accused of a crime he never committed, she is the only one who can prove his innocence.
* ''tags'': Drama, Adventure, AU, Darkfic
* ''Comments:'' If you can ignore the slightly canon-deviant things, but enjoy the blatantly and proudly AU, this DarkFic is utterly brilliant. It continues from Fifth Year with the arrival of Rebecca Stanhope, a transfer student from the Disabled American Institute of Magical Studies. Problems encountered due to her disability is well thought-out, as it is a bit of a SelfInsertFic. The tone of
the story any better.
[=[[reviews:NeverAloneNeverAgain]]=]

gets dark pretty quickly, and readers will enjoy the complex storyline and wry humour. Sadly, the story abruptly ends, leaving readers to fill in the gaps.
[=[[reviews: Summon the Lambs to Slaughter]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5761261/1/Little_Differences Little Differences]]'' sugarquill.net/read.php?storyid=1285&chapno=1 Sounds Like a Breakfast Cereal]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/459592/Theta_Serpentis Theta Serpentis]]
''[[http://www.sugarquill.net/index.php?action=profile&id=372 Ara Kane]]''
* Recommended by: Shebali, Powerupz77@/MtheR



* ''Synopsis'': They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. From a few hours before his birth, to the end of his eleventh birthday, this is the life Tom Marvolo Riddle.
* ''Tags'': Warnings: Occasional violence and profanity, 1920s-40s attitudes on race, gender, religion, etc. shown in characters that are historically accurate but may offend modern readers, large numbers of OCs, Drama
* ''Comments'': A most wonderful story which tells us of the origins of Voldemort, from his birth to . Can be rather dark at times, but that's to be expected, really. Incredible writing style, well-developed characters and all historical research you could wish for. It's complete, though the author acknowledges that the story is not as long as it was planned to be, ending Tom’s arc with his eleventh birthday. But please go ahead and take a look. [[http://tmr-chronicles.livejournal.com/ And be sure to check LJ version for fact finders.]] They make the experience even better.
[=[[reviews:TheRiddleChroniclesLittleDifferences]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7385465/1/My_Renewal_My_Immortal My Renewal, My Immortal ]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2837554/esbmusic42 esbmusic42]]''
* Recommended by: Melody H. Grace
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' Ebony Way is normal. Even if the rapidly-growing canines and love of blood say otherwise.
* ''Tags'': Rewrite, Humor, Drama
* ''Comments:'' It's basically the author's attempt to give My Immortal's Ebony D'arkness Dementia Raven Way a real personality (and a normal name). There's not much up yet, but Ebony's character is pretty good and, more to the point, the Canon characters (Draco, Hermione, etc.) are pretty close to their Canon counterparts as well. It's not that long yet, but it's definitely worth the read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7129525/1/Dudley_Dursley_and_the_Quest_for_Truth Dudley Dursley and the Quest for Truth]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1461848/books101 books101]]''
* Recommended by: Tropers/TropicalSnow
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' When Dudley Dursley and his parents are forced to spend a year with witches and wizards, Dudley decides this is the opportunity for him to learn more about his apparently famous cousin. With Potterwatch,tall tales and magic thrown into the mix, it's bound to be an interesting journey!
* ''Tags'': Friendship, Drama
* ''Comments:'' This story is well-written and truly is an interesting and entertaining read. It also gives Dudley, Petunia and several minor characters some well-needed CharacterDevelopment along the way.
[=[[reviews:DudleyDursleyAndTheQuestForTruth]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8255907/1/Turning-Point Turning Point]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/751488/TheGodMachine TheGodMachine]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Agogobell}}

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* ''Synopsis'': They say In his fifth year, Harry finally gets to take a vacation. Join Hex Holmstrom as he dodges arrest from the road to hell is paved with good intentions. From a few hours before his birth, to Ministry, gets the end of his eleventh birthday, this is girl, beats the life Tom Marvolo Riddle.
bad guy, and turns Hufflepuff House upside down!
* ''Tags'': Warnings: Occasional violence Adventure, This story was written prior to the release of "Harry Potter and profanity, 1920s-40s attitudes on race, gender, religion, etc. shown in characters that are historically accurate but may offend modern readers, large numbers the Order of OCs, Drama
the Phoenix."
* ''Comments'': A most wonderful story I like this one because it takes the badfic staple of "American witch/wizard comes to Hogwarts," and keeps the core idea (let's follow someone new and different and see all their wacky fun adventures!) but sorts the [=OC=] into Hufflepuff, a house which tells us of the origins of Voldemort, from his birth to . Can be rather dark at times, but that's to be expected, really. Incredible writing style, well-developed characters and all historical research you could wish for. sorely ''needs'' some wacky fun adventures. It's complete, though the author acknowledges that the story is probably not as long as it was planned to be, ending Tom’s arc with his eleventh birthday. But please go ahead and take a look. [[http://tmr-chronicles.livejournal.com/ And be sure to check LJ version for fact finders.]] They make the experience even better.
[=[[reviews:TheRiddleChroniclesLittleDifferences]]=]

everyone, though.
[=[[reviews:SoundsLikeABreakfastCereal]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7385465/1/My_Renewal_My_Immortal My Renewal, My Immortal ]]'' net/s/6536945/1/ The Third Wizarding War: The Story of Miles Brand]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2837554/esbmusic42 esbmusic42]]''
net/u/1041490/McJunker McJunker]]''
* Recommended by: Melody H. Grace
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' Ebony Way is normal. Even if the rapidly-growing canines and love of blood say otherwise.
* ''Tags'': Rewrite, Humor, Drama
* ''Comments:'' It's basically the author's attempt to give My Immortal's Ebony D'arkness Dementia Raven Way a real personality (and a normal name). There's not much up yet, but Ebony's character is pretty good and, more to the point, the Canon characters (Draco, Hermione, etc.) are pretty close to their Canon counterparts as well. It's not that long yet, but it's definitely worth the read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7129525/1/Dudley_Dursley_and_the_Quest_for_Truth Dudley Dursley and the Quest for Truth]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1461848/books101 books101]]''
* Recommended by: Tropers/TropicalSnow
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' When Dudley Dursley and his parents are forced to spend a year with witches and wizards, Dudley decides this is the opportunity for him to learn more about his apparently famous cousin. With Potterwatch,tall tales and magic thrown into the mix, it's bound to be an interesting journey!
* ''Tags'': Friendship, Drama
* ''Comments:'' This story is well-written and truly is an interesting and entertaining read. It also gives Dudley, Petunia and several minor characters some well-needed CharacterDevelopment along the way.
[=[[reviews:DudleyDursleyAndTheQuestForTruth]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8255907/1/Turning-Point Turning Point]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/751488/TheGodMachine TheGodMachine]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Agogobell}}
McJunker



* ''Synopsis:'' Who is James Potter anyway, when "he" is really Jasmine Potter, roommate of Lily Evans? Jasmine has always thought of herself as a boy inside, and when "she" becomes James, he is able to get the girl of his dreams, that red-haired beauty Evans. But when James presents himself to the Marauders, Sirius is unable to handle it.
* ''Tags'': Transgender themes, Romance, Warning: Misgendering, Transphobia
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lilly/James
* ''Comments:'' This is a wonderful piece of transgender fiction - no [[OutOfCharacterMoment OOC moments]], a brilliant plotline, and realistic handling of {{Transgender}} topics. Only there's magic involved. Highly recommended. - Agogobell
[=[[reviews:TurningPoint]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7305052/1/Against_the_Moon Against the Moon]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1115534/Stoplight-Delight Stoplight Delight]]''
* Recommended by Mismoree, Ayacyana

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* ''Synopsis:'' Who is James Potter anyway, when "he" is really Jasmine Potter, roommate of Lily Evans? Jasmine has always thought of herself as ''Synopsis'': An ex-Auror, a boy inside, Pureblood supremacist, and when "she" becomes James, he is able to get a Muggle-born criminal are on the girl of his dreams, that red-haired beauty Evans. But when James presents himself to run during the Marauders, Sirius is unable to handle it.
Dark Lord's second acension. At least one MoralEventHorizon once per story arc.
* ''Tags'': Transgender themes, Romance, Warning: Misgendering, Transphobia
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lilly/James
* ''Comments:'' This is a wonderful piece
Darkfic, Lots of transgender fiction - no [[OutOfCharacterMoment OOC moments]], a brilliant plotline, swearing and realistic handling violence had by all, Drama, and Suspense
* ''Comments'': Basically, what would happen if a trio
of {{Transgender}} topics. Only there's magic involved. Highly recommended. - Agogobell
[=[[reviews:TurningPoint]]=]

villains instead of heroes were on the run during Deathly Hallows?
[=[[reviews:TheThirdWizardingWarTheStoryOfMilesBrand]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7305052/1/Against_the_Moon Against the Moon]]'' by ''[[https://www.net/s/2954601/1/ Taking Control]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1115534/Stoplight-Delight Stoplight Delight]]''
net/s/4924075/1/Free_Life Free Life]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1049281/fake-a-smile fake a smile]]''
* Recommended by Mismoree, Chuckg, @/UncloudedTJ
* ''Status'': Complete, Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Sirius' ghost hangs around after ''[=OoTP=]'' to help Harry get over his death and train him, leading to a Harry who enters year 6 with an iron determination to grow up and take his fate in his own hands and fight the war against Voldemort on his own terms. Meanwhile, the "Golden Trio" splits apart when Harry won't let them in on his new plans, leaving Ginny (and later Remus) as his only confidants. Independent!Harry and Genuinely-Well-Meaning-But-Stiflingly-Manipulative!Dumbledore. ''Taking Control'' is complete; its sequel ''Free Life'' is incomplete but in progress.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Harry/Ginny
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
* ''Comments:'' Although the main focus of the story is not the romance, this still has one of the best-developed Harry/Ginny romances ''ever''. The pacing is delightfully appropriate, the author has a fine grasp of subtlety, and the plot is interesting and without obvious holes. Unlike most other Manipulative!Dumbledore fics, the Dumbledore in this one is neither using inappropriate methods or has evil intentions, he's just idealistically misguided. And while Harry's more kickarse than canon, this isn't remotely near a Super!Harry fic. Indeed, the only possible negative note is that Ron and Hermione do ''not'' come off well in this fic -- its hardly RonTheDeathEater territory, but Ron gets to be the clueless git again, and Hermione has her bossy know-it-all tendencies taken to positively [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] levels. So, Ron and Hermione fans have been warned.
** Not so sure that it's not a bit of a Super!Harry fic, what with the [[spoiler: dual animagus forms and the superfast learning cool stuff over the summer]]. The mandatory shopping splurge can't be avoided but it's a nice enough read apart from that.
[=[[reviews:TakingControl]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5176787/1/Thou_Shalt_Not_Suffer Thou Shalt Not Suffer]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/933175/TheWizardsHarry The Wizards Harry]]
* Recommended by: [[http://liquid-molasses.livejournal.com/ Liquid-Molasses]], mermaidgirl45
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': An emotionally realistic take on the idea of a fundamentalist Christian being invited to Hogwarts.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor
* ''Comments'': Now complete! The story deals with the issue without being anti-religion or a proselytization tool, but instead using religion as another way to examine the series' major themes of hatred and prejudice.
** Seconded--a little cautiously--by @/MtheR. The first couple chapters have a few persistent spelling errors and typos, but nothing distracting. The [=OC=] at the center of the story is flawed but likable, and the representation of Slytherin so far looks to be one of the most balanced and realistic I've seen in a fanfiction. Mostly I'm recommending because it's the first Harry Potter fanfiction in ages to hold my attention past the fifth chapter.
** For those of you who were put off by the "Christian!" thing, as I was, give this fic a chance. The main character is very likable and the whole thing is great fun. I was expecting a religious rant, but got one of my favorite OC fanfics. Also, calling Lockhart "Captain Vainglory" is made of win.
[=[[reviews:ThouShaltNotSuffer]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2686464/1/To_Fight_The_Coming_Darkness To Fight The Coming Darkness]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/940359/jbern jbern]]''
* Recommended: by lanky
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Susan Bones was with Amelia Bones when Voldemort came to kill her. Unfortunately for him, Harry was there to stop him. Essentially, the story diverges rapidly after the events of the fifth book, with Harry managing to catch Voldemort off of his guard and injuring him. This enrages Harry's powerful foe into taking him completely seriously, causing [[RealityEnsues reality to ensue]].
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Romance
* ''Comments'': This story rapidly gets darker and darker as it progresses, with both Harry and Voldemort not pulling their punches. While jbern's work is always leaning towards cynicism on the sliding scale, this work takes AnyoneCanDie to new levels and develops some characters into quite believable monsters. This is a world where Voldemort becomes very manipulative, forcing Harry to ditch being an AllLovingHero in order to examine [[WhatYouAreInTheDark exactly how far he's willing to go to beat Voldemort]] and to discover the simple truth that GoodIsNotNice. Brilliantly written, as always, and it gets bonus points for lots and lots of CharacterDevelopment, not all of which is good for the characters involved.
** Unseen Voice: Really good story with a believable real-world-approach to the Wizards War. There are no true heroes in this story, just survivors who are ready to do anything it takes to win, leading to an egregious amount of WhatTheHellHero moments. I disliked the BitterSweetEnding with hints of a sequel, but that's just my preference of reading stories with a definite closure. A good read.
[=[[reviews:ToFightTheComingDarkness]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3676590/1/Unequivocally_Unusual Unequivocally Unusual]]'', by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1116267/Quantum-Cat Quantum Cat]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Comartemis}}
Ayacyana



* ''Synopsis:'' The odds were stacked against him: a child from a blended home with no friends, no social skills to speak of, and a terrible secret. Yet slowly Remus Lupin began to realize there was a place for him in the world, if he could find the courage to claim it.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst
* ''Comments:'' I can't even begin to describe how amazing this story is. It has incredible imagery, realistic dialogue, character development, and some serious suspense; it's good enough to be considered canon. Updates are near daily and are several thousand words long.
** ''Updated comments by J_Shakespeare:'' This story is truly a masterpiece, and its synopsis frankly does not do the story justice. It is a tale of the Marauders' years at Hogwarts through the eyes of Remus, who must cope with lycanthropy and fight to keep his friends--for the first time in his life, he has friends!--from discovering his secret. Full of angsty goodness, but with good amounts of action and fluff to round it out as well. Personally, this story was what redeemed the Marauders in my eyes after learning less savory details about them in canon. Note: the story is currently at 105 chapters and over 600K words, and it is near the end of the summer before their third year. So time certainly is not breezing by! Updates have not been nearly as regular lately, and the author has been taking a break for several months now due to health issues. However, the story is not on a permanent hiatus and will be continued. Read it.
[=[[reviews:AgainstTheMoon]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7508449/1/Session_Transcripts Session Transcripts]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1715129/lastcrazyhorn lastcrazyhorn]]
* Recommended by: templar627, Salnax1
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis:'' What happens when a brain damaged Harry and a transgender Hermione both get sorted into Slytherin? Snape's not sure, but he thinks it's likely to be an interesting term. This story follows various first years through the trials of their first year.
* ''Tags'': Hurt/Comfort, Trans!Hermione, and Friendship
* ''Comments:'' This story is just amazing. The characters seem to really just jump off the page, all of them have their pro and cons. They seem to be truly more than just one dimensional, from Malfoy to Crabbe. Also, the transgender Hermoine isn't as bad as it seems. He/she just really seems to be a guy stuck in a girls body and acts accordingly. Also, the brain damaged harry just seems to finish off the fic giving huge amounts of WAFF and generally empathizing with everyone even a [[spoiler: troll]]
* I'd like to add that while the story line is endearing, Snape does have some out of character moments. Hermes (the trans* Hermonie) is extremely believable as a character, however, could have been an OC, as this character doesn't resemble Hermonie very well at all. It is clear that the author does not like Draco Malfoy, and overlooks the canon relationship between he and Snape completely. The other first years the story follows (a couple from each house) are actually almost more interesting than the characters the summery emphasizes! Their own issues are much more gripping because they're easier to relate too. Vincent Crabbe is given a lot of characterization. All the characters are well written, even if they do deviate from canon.
[=[[reviews:SessionTranscripts]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1113588 Business]]'' by ([[http://archiveofourown.org/users/esama/pseuds/esama esama]])
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, @/UncloudedTJ, The Forgotten One, feral, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis
* ''Status'': completed
* ''Synopsis'': So the Dursleys have painted Harry as a freak and a criminal in the years before he gets his Hogwarts letter? Well, when Harry decides to find out what those words really mean, the well-intentioned intervention of a librarian results in Harry finding a role model -- and the Wizarding World will never be the same. As the author puts it, the "mildest of fusions with Literature/SherlockHolmes". And no, it's not Holmes who becomes Harry's inspiration.
* ''Tags'': Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Crimes & Criminals, BAMF!Harry Potter, Dark!Harry Potter, Graphic Depictions Of Violence
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A complete short story. While it's a little hard to imagine an 11-year-old making some of the plans that Harry does here, it's still a gripping read, right to the end moments.
[=[[reviews:Business]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7881759/1/Shapechangers_and_Espionage Shapechangers and Espionage]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1041490/McJunker @/McJunker]]''
* Recommended by: @/McJunker

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* ''Synopsis:'' The odds were stacked against him: a child from a blended home with no friends, no social skills to speak of, and a terrible secret. Yet slowly Remus Lupin began to realize there was a place for him ''Synopsis'': Fate kicks Harry in the world, if he could find teeth in his second year when Ron and Hermione are both petrified by the courage basilisk. With the rest of the school villifying him worse than ever and nobody left to claim it.
turn to, Harry begins to break down... until coincidence throws him a bone. A rather ''loony'' bone.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst
Adventure, Friendship
* ''Comments:'' I can't even begin to describe how amazing this story is. It has incredible imagery, realistic dialogue, character development, ''Comments'': Now here's something you don't see every day; a Harry/Luna ''friendship'' fic. No soul bonds, no "twu wuv!", and some serious suspense; no use of ObfuscatingStupidity to turn Luna into a PossessionSue. A very engaging take on what it would take for these two to hit it off and what happens when you mix Lovegood-brand insanity into Harry's usual adventures. Highly recommended, but it seems to be dead; it's good enough to be considered canon. Updates are near daily and are several thousand words long.
** ''Updated comments by J_Shakespeare:'' This story is truly a masterpiece, and its synopsis frankly does not do the story justice. It is a tale of the Marauders' years at Hogwarts through the eyes of Remus, who must cope with lycanthropy and fight to keep his friends--for the first time in his life, he has friends!--from discovering his secret. Full of angsty goodness, but with good amounts of action and fluff to round it out as well. Personally, this story was what redeemed the Marauders in my eyes after learning less savory details about them in canon. Note: the story is currently at 105 chapters and over 600K words, and it is near the end of the summer before their third year. So time certainly is not breezing by! Updates have not
been nearly as regular lately, and the author has been taking a break for several months now due to health issues. However, the story is not on a permanent hiatus and will be continued. Read it.
[=[[reviews:AgainstTheMoon]]=]

since April of '09.
[=[[reviews:UnequivocallyUnusual]]=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7508449/1/Session_Transcripts Session Transcripts]]'' net/s/6566667/1/The_Wall The Wall]]'' by [[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1715129/lastcrazyhorn lastcrazyhorn]]
net/u/1856169/brenners brenners]]''
* Recommended by: templar627, Salnax1
mermaidgirl45
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis:'' What happens when a brain damaged Harry and a transgender Hermione both get sorted into Slytherin? Snape's not sure, but he thinks it's likely to be an interesting term. This story follows various first years through the trials of their first year.
* ''Tags'': Hurt/Comfort, Trans!Hermione, and Friendship
* ''Comments:'' This story is just amazing. The characters seem to really just jump off the page, all of them have their pro and cons. They seem to be truly more than just one dimensional, from Malfoy to Crabbe. Also, the transgender Hermoine isn't as bad as it seems. He/she just really seems to be a guy stuck in a girls body and acts accordingly. Also, the brain damaged harry just seems to finish off the fic giving huge amounts of WAFF and generally empathizing with everyone even a [[spoiler: troll]]
* I'd like to add that while the story line is endearing, Snape does have some out of character moments. Hermes (the trans* Hermonie) is extremely believable as a character, however, could have been an OC, as this character doesn't resemble Hermonie very well at all. It is clear that the author does not like Draco Malfoy, and overlooks the canon relationship between he and Snape completely. The other first years the story follows (a couple from each house) are actually almost more interesting than the characters the summery emphasizes! Their own issues are much more gripping because they're easier to relate too. Vincent Crabbe is given a lot of characterization. All the characters are well written, even if they do deviate from canon.
[=[[reviews:SessionTranscripts]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1113588 Business]]'' by ([[http://archiveofourown.org/users/esama/pseuds/esama esama]])
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, @/UncloudedTJ, The Forgotten One, feral, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis
* ''Status'': completed
Dead
* ''Synopsis'': So the Dursleys have painted Harry as What if, in Hogwarts, there was a freak and a criminal wall in the years before he gets his Hogwarts letter? Well, when Harry decides to find out what those words really mean, girls bathroom where there was a list of all the well-intentioned intervention of a librarian results guys in Harry finding a role model -- and the Wizarding World will never be the same. As the author puts it, the "mildest of fusions with Literature/SherlockHolmes". And no, it's not Holmes who becomes Harry's inspiration.
school, rated from 1 - 10?
* ''Tags'': Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Crimes & Criminals, BAMF!Harry Potter, Dark!Harry Potter, Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Humor
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A complete short story. While
Comments: This is a great fic. It's really interesting, and funny, and it's a little hard to imagine an 11-year-old making some of sticks with the plans that Harry does here, it's still a gripping read, right to the end moments.
[=[[reviews:Business]]=]

characters. It comes ''highly'' recommended.
[=[[reviews:TheWall]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7881759/1/Shapechangers_and_Espionage Shapechangers and Espionage]]'' net/s/4343191/1/Warriors_Heir Warrior's Heir]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1041490/McJunker @/McJunker]]''
net/u/1408143/Osireia Osireia]]''
* Recommended by: @/McJunker@/UncloudedTJ, abcd_z
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Harry is thrown into a world where purebloods are discriminated against, Tom Riddle is the Boy Who Lived, and the Dark Lord...is someone he'd never suspect. Will his emerging abilities be enough? Should he support Riddle -- or the Dark Lord?
* ''Tags'': Adventure, Friendship, AU
[=[[reviews:WarriorsHeir]]=]


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1245134/1/ Winter's Debt]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/123831/La-Guera La Guera]]''
* Recommended by: Eoppen, Powerupz77



* ''Synopsis:'' A story from the First Wizarding War. Infiltrators try to crack the headquarters of the order of the Phoenix, and it does not end well for anyone.
* ''Tags'': Drama, One-shot

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* ''Synopsis:'' A ''Synopsis'': [[spoiler: Draco Malfoy]] tells the story of the little sister he found he had, and ''why'' she had to be hidden from the First Wizarding War. Infiltrators try to crack world. Thorough oneshot that covers her first appearance all the headquarters way to the end of the order of the Phoenix, war [[spoiler: and it does not end well for anyone.
her life]].
* ''Tags'': Drama, One-shotAngst



** An exercise in world-building, plot, and characterization. Features two [=OCs=] vs. the Marauders
[=[[reviews:ShapechangersAndEspionage]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3212519/1/Reach_the_Open_Space Reach the Open Space]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/983391/Tinn-Tam Tinn Tam]]''
* Recommended by: @/MagicKirby, {{@/Robinton}}

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** An exercise Warning: This one is serious TearJerker material. If you don't start crying at some point in world-building, plot, the story, you have no soul. Beautifully evocative and characterization. powerful, the ending is well written and unexpected.
**
Features two [=OCs=] vs. extreme amounts of RonTheDeathEater and CharacterDerailment- Dobby is a spineless coward, Harry is a dark (!) wizard etc.
[=[[reviews:WintersDebt]]=]


''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=223057 With Malice Aforethought]]'' and ''[[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=236392 And Malice Towards None]]'' by [[http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=116971 SPSmith]]
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ''Status'': First Complete, Second Dead
* ''Synopsis'': An alternate 6th year. But surprisingly believable. Avoids [[RonTheDeathEater Ron, Albus or Ginny The Death Eaters]]. A very possible what-could-have-been. Harry takes
the Marauders
[=[[reviews:ShapechangersAndEspionage]]=]

death of Sirius rather badly, and decides to take things seriously (but realistically. No time-turner training, insta-god-mode from Founder inheritance etc) in 6th year.
* ''Pairings'': Start of fic- [[spoiler: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny]], end of WMA- [[spoiler: Harry/Hermione, Ron/Luna]].
* ''Pairing(s)'': Harry/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Ron/Luna
* ''Tags'': Drama, Humor, Action/Adventure
* ''Comments'': This is actually very good. Normally alternate year stories have Harry somehow gain power overnight (be it via time travel, inheritance or divine intervention). This story avoids that, and gives Harry a realistic power increase in proportion to the work he is putting in. This story has no moments that truly are canon-breaking (well, Crabbe and Goyle are a tad [[DracoInLeatherPants Leather Pantsified]] as unbelievable as that sounds). Voldermort is a tad passive at the start, but that does change later on. Even those who normally hate [[spoiler: H/Hr]] probably won't mind as it comes off believably after all the main characters undergo quite a lot of well-written development. No-one really acts out of character other than Crabbe, Goyle [[MoralEventHorizon and Dawlish]]. Now if only [=SPSmith=] would continue the sequel...
[=[[reviews:WithMaliceAforethoughtAndAndMaliceTowardsNone]]=]
























''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3212519/1/Reach_the_Open_Space Reach net/s/7129525/1/Dudley_Dursley_and_the_Quest_for_Truth Dudley Dursley and the Open Space]]'' Quest for Truth]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/983391/Tinn-Tam Tinn Tam]]''
net/u/1461848/books101 books101]]''
* Recommended by: @/MagicKirby, {{@/Robinton}}Tropers/TropicalSnow
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' When Dudley Dursley and his parents are forced to spend a year with witches and wizards, Dudley decides this is the opportunity for him to learn more about his apparently famous cousin. With Potterwatch,tall tales and magic thrown into the mix, it's bound to be an interesting journey!
* ''Tags'': Friendship, Drama
* ''Comments:'' This story is well-written and truly is an interesting and entertaining read. It also gives Dudley, Petunia and several minor characters some well-needed CharacterDevelopment along the way.
[=[[reviews:DudleyDursleyAndTheQuestForTruth]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8255907/1/Turning-Point Turning Point]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/751488/TheGodMachine TheGodMachine]]''
* Recommended by: @/{{Agogobell}}



* ''Synopsis:'' After defeating Voldemort, Harry Potter was about to become the most adulated wizard in the History of Wizardkind. But he ruined it all. And he's damn proud of it.
* ''Tags'': Mild violence, One-shot

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* ''Synopsis:'' After defeating Voldemort, Harry Who is James Potter was about anyway, when "he" is really Jasmine Potter, roommate of Lily Evans? Jasmine has always thought of herself as a boy inside, and when "she" becomes James, he is able to become get the most adulated wizard in girl of his dreams, that red-haired beauty Evans. But when James presents himself to the History of Wizardkind. But he ruined it all. And he's damn proud of Marauders, Sirius is unable to handle it.
* ''Tags'': Mild violence, Transgender themes, Romance, Warning: Misgendering, Transphobia
* ''Pairing(s)'': Lilly/James
* ''Comments:'' This is a wonderful piece of transgender fiction - no [[OutOfCharacterMoment OOC moments]], a brilliant plotline, and realistic handling of {{Transgender}} topics. Only there's magic involved. Highly recommended. - Agogobell
[=[[reviews:TurningPoint]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7305052/1/Against_the_Moon Against the Moon]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1115534/Stoplight-Delight Stoplight Delight]]''
* Recommended by Mismoree, Ayacyana
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' The odds were stacked against him: a child from a blended home with no friends, no social skills to speak of, and a terrible secret. Yet slowly Remus Lupin began to realize there was a place for him in the world, if he could find the courage to claim it.
* ''Tags'': Drama, Angst
* ''Comments:'' I can't even begin to describe how amazing this story is. It has incredible imagery, realistic dialogue, character development, and some serious suspense; it's good enough to be considered canon. Updates are near daily and are several thousand words long.
** ''Updated comments by J_Shakespeare:'' This story is truly a masterpiece, and its synopsis frankly does not do the story justice. It is a tale of the Marauders' years at Hogwarts through the eyes of Remus, who must cope with lycanthropy and fight to keep his friends--for the first time in his life, he has friends!--from discovering his secret. Full of angsty goodness, but with good amounts of action and fluff to round it out as well. Personally, this story was what redeemed the Marauders in my eyes after learning less savory details about them in canon. Note: the story is currently at 105 chapters and over 600K words, and it is near the end of the summer before their third year. So time certainly is not breezing by! Updates have not been nearly as regular lately, and the author has been taking a break for several months now due to health issues. However, the story is not on a permanent hiatus and will be continued. Read it.
[=[[reviews:AgainstTheMoon]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7508449/1/Session_Transcripts Session Transcripts]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1715129/lastcrazyhorn lastcrazyhorn]]
* Recommended by: templar627, Salnax1
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis:'' What happens when a brain damaged Harry and a transgender Hermione both get sorted into Slytherin? Snape's not sure, but he thinks it's likely to be an interesting term. This story follows various first years through the trials of their first year.
* ''Tags'': Hurt/Comfort, Trans!Hermione, and Friendship
* ''Comments:'' This story is just amazing. The characters seem to really just jump off the page, all of them have their pro and cons. They seem to be truly more than just one dimensional, from Malfoy to Crabbe. Also, the transgender Hermoine isn't as bad as it seems. He/she just really seems to be a guy stuck in a girls body and acts accordingly. Also, the brain damaged harry just seems to finish off the fic giving huge amounts of WAFF and generally empathizing with everyone even a [[spoiler: troll]]
* I'd like to add that while the story line is endearing, Snape does have some out of character moments. Hermes (the trans* Hermonie) is extremely believable as a character, however, could have been an OC, as this character doesn't resemble Hermonie very well at all. It is clear that the author does not like Draco Malfoy, and overlooks the canon relationship between he and Snape completely. The other first years the story follows (a couple from each house) are actually almost more interesting than the characters the summery emphasizes! Their own issues are much more gripping because they're easier to relate too. Vincent Crabbe is given a lot of characterization. All the characters are well written, even if they do deviate from canon.
[=[[reviews:SessionTranscripts]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1113588 Business]]'' by ([[http://archiveofourown.org/users/esama/pseuds/esama esama]])
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, @/UncloudedTJ, The Forgotten One, feral, {{@/Robinton}}, Dame-Amaryllis
* ''Status'': completed
* ''Synopsis'': So the Dursleys have painted Harry as a freak and a criminal in the years before he gets his Hogwarts letter? Well, when Harry decides to find out what those words really mean, the well-intentioned intervention of a librarian results in Harry finding a role model -- and the Wizarding World will never be the same. As the author puts it, the "mildest of fusions with Literature/SherlockHolmes". And no, it's not Holmes who becomes Harry's inspiration.
* ''Tags'': Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Crimes & Criminals, BAMF!Harry Potter, Dark!Harry Potter, Graphic Depictions Of Violence
* ''Comments'': Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
** A complete short story. While it's a little hard to imagine an 11-year-old making some of the plans that Harry does here, it's still a gripping read, right to the end moments.
[=[[reviews:Business]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7881759/1/Shapechangers_and_Espionage Shapechangers and Espionage]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1041490/McJunker @/McJunker]]''
* Recommended by: @/McJunker
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' A story from the First Wizarding War. Infiltrators try to crack the headquarters of the order of the Phoenix, and it does not end well for anyone.
* ''Tags'': Drama,
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** An exercise in world-building, plot, and characterization. Features two [=OCs=] vs. the Marauders
[=[[reviews:ShapechangersAndEspionage]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3212519/1/Reach_the_Open_Space Reach the Open Space]]'' by ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/983391/Tinn-Tam Tinn Tam]]''
* Recommended by: @/MagicKirby, {{@/Robinton}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' After defeating Voldemort, Harry Potter was about to become the most adulated wizard in the History of Wizardkind. But he ruined it all. And he's damn proud of it.
* ''Tags'': Mild violence, One-shot
* ''Comments:'' Also recommended on the FanficRecs/HarryPotterOneshots page.
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** Seconded by @Nictis, this is one of the best stories I've seen with a focus on letters between characters and I loved the ending.

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** Seconded by @Nictis, @/{{Nictis}}, this is one of the best stories I've seen with a focus on letters between characters and I loved the ending.
1st May '17 2:26:40 AM Nictis
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** Seconded by @Nictis, this is one of the best stories I've seen with a focus on letters between characters and I loved the ending.
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