Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth dying twice for]] here.

These are recommendations made by tropers for ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found [[FanficRecommendations here]][[note]]a copy of the template is just below[[/note]]. Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexual[[note]]please note this includes all sexual activity, not just homosexual or bisexual, including het.[[/note]] or [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness.

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For fanfics focused on the cast of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', see [[FanficRecs/{{Angel}} this page]].



[[folder: Authors and Websites]]

[[ All About Spike]]
* Recommended by: @/{{Lagomorph}}
* Spike-focused archive, though beyond the Spike focus, pretty much anything goes -- any pairing (not necessarily romantic), genre, or time frame. Lots of good stuff. No longer updated, but is in no danger of going down any time soon, as far as I can tell.

[[ The Backstage Series]]
* Recommended by: @/{{Robert}}
* Several stories, taking placing on the edges of the main series, all in the same continuity. Excellent worldbuilding. Includes some AU stories and minor crossovers.

[[ The Buffy/Giles Fanfiction Archive]]
* Recommended by: allthebloodybrits
* Focusing only on the Buffy/Giles pairing, this website is perfect for shippers of this rare ship. It's frequently updated, and as of 2/8/13 has 817 fics and series in the archive. Started in 2007, it is still going strong.

[[ Christina K]]
* Recommended by: @/OperationShoestring
* Excellent works that really capture the tone of Buffy's earlier seasons. Her best known works, the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' crossovers ''[[ Runaway Trains at 3 AM]]'' and ''[[ Lines of Communication]]'' are highly recommended.

[[ Jedi Buttercup]]
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* This author writes mainly relationship- and character-driven short-stories and oneshots, most of which are crossovers.
* Notes: The above link leads to her [=AO3=] page. Links to her pages on [[ here]] and on [=TtH=] [[ here]].

[[ Jet Wolf]]
* Recommended by: Andrew
* A particularly good writer with a talent for character voices. Her continuation of Buffy focuses on returning the Scoobies to their family dynamic and does so in a realistic manner. Essentially, if you disliked General!Buffy, Plotless!Xander or Distanced!Scoobies this fic is the answer. You can test the waters [[ here]] with some of her gen fic.

[[ Mad-Hamlet]]
* Recommended by: Patrick
* Femslashy work that manages the impossible -- being authentically dark without a ''drop'' of {{Wangst}}. The best of his work causes one to proclaim Mad-Hamlet as Buffy's [[MyRealDaddy real daddy]]. This is a man who takes EarnYourHappyEnding to heart. Must reads include ''Prisms'' and ''Deeper''.

[[ Meltha]]
* Recommended by: @/ManCalledTrue:
* I have yet to see someone else nail the characters quite so well. No new ones in a while, but Meltha was rather prolific before then. Personal favorites: ''Who Died and Made You the Iron Chef?'' and ''Never Send Mom and Sis to a Vamp''. Mostly OriginalFlavor with some angsty diversions.
** ''Combined Forces'' is a brilliant piece of humor.

[[ pprfaith]]
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* This author writes mainly relationship- and character-driven short-stories and oneshots, most of which are crossovers.
* Notes: The above link leads to her [=AO3=] page. Link to her page on [=TtH=] [[ here]].

[[ Twisting the Hellmouth]]
* Recommended by: @/MickeyMoose, Dame-Amaryllis
* The largest collection of ''Buffy'' crossover stories outside of If you look hard enough on this archive, you can find crossovers for just about ''everything'', including obscure cartoons, vaguely known literary sources, and fandoms so small they're only comprised of two people. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but that's how it feels.

[[ The Watcher Series, Season One]] and [[ Season Two]] by Gumboy.
* Recommended by: @/{{Roo}}
* A spin-off virtual series that takes place seven years after S7 and centers on Xander -- now armed with Cordelia-style visions and a magic eight ball that actually does tell the truth -- moving to Cape Kenneth to be the Watcher for a young Slayer named Olivia "Liv" Fontaine (you may remember her as the baseball-playing little girl from the very last episode). The series is rather OC-heavy, and is written in ScriptFic format, but don't let that scare you; the format is used well and captures the traditional witty banter and horror-comedy feel of the Buffyverse, and the [=OCs=] are likeable and interesting. The classic ''Buffy'' and ''Angel'' characters also feature heavily, as the older and established generation which are on call for when the big guns are needed... though apart from Xander (and eventually Spike, who becomes a regular, major character in the second season), most of them remain secondary characters.
** Unfortunately, the second season hasn't been updated since the sixteenth episode in 2007 -- and that episode ends on a rather nasty cliffhanger. There's also some Xander/OC romance, as Xander gets involved with Liv's mother Lucy (who in a staggering return to tradition knows all about her daughter's Slayer powers from the get-go). Consider yourself warned.
** The author has migrated all stories to [[ AO3]]. While he's given up on finishing the series he did add a summary for the final story and the end of the cliffhanger.


[[folder:General Fics]]
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''
%% Crossovers have a separate section

''[[ Venus and Mars]]'' by [[ Glassdarkly]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{restfield}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': London, October 1874. Darla and Drusilla visit the National Gallery and encounter a gentleman who is intrigued by them. Clever, inspired, twisted story told by a clueless OC.
** One-shot, ~8 000 words, rated PG-13.

''[[ With an Alien People Clutching Their Gods]]'' by [[ Mikelesq]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{restfield}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After Buffy’s death, the Scoobies face a new threat, and one of Glory’s minions devotes his life to the worship of his new goddess. Set during the summer between Seasons 5 and 6 of Buffy.
** Longfic, ~34 000 words, rated PG-13.

''[[ Here Comes a Candle]]'' by [[ wiseacress]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{restfield}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Spike is acting even more strangely than normal, and when Xander reluctantly gets talked into giving Spike a lift on Halloween you just desperately want him to refuse.
** Horror story, though not in graphic and gory sense. One-shot, ~11 000 words, rated Mature.

''[[ Wish You Were Here (Instead of Me)]]'' by [[ ChristinaK]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{restfield}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': The date is July 26, 2014, and Sunnydale Class of '99 is having a reunion. One-shot, ~4400 words, rated G.

''[[ Cry]]'' by [[ Wonder and Ashes]] (alternate link [[ here]])
* Recommended by: Tiggerific
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': If grief can do one thing, it's bring enemies together. "The Body" AU. Oneshot. Contains hints of Buffy/Spike.

''[[ #hashtagapocalypse]]'' by Wonder and Ashes
* Recommended by: Tiggerific
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': If the apocalypse comes, tweet me.
** Contains hints of Buffy/Spike, Xander/Anya, Willow/Tara, one-sided Buffy/Angel and one-sided Dawn/Connor.

''[[ Season Six]]'' by [[ electrons]]
* Recommended by: rexross
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A continuation of the Buffyverse that doesn't follow the continuity of the canon. It tells the story of what happens after the Angel series finale. Buffy and her fellow Scoobies show up to save the day while AI goes up against the senior partners. This story is very original flavor.

''[[ Visiting Hours]]'' by Leonheart17
* Recommended by: Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Faith gets an unexpected visitor while she's in jail... set sometime in Buffy Season 6/Angel Season 3

''FanFic/HeartAndEye'' by Anarchy Rules.
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Mavakor}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A "What if?" fanfic exploring what migh have happened if (after Season 7) Xander went to L.A. and worked at Wolfram and Hart with Angel. He is still depressed over losing Anya and the Scoobies think he is dead.

''[[ Here Is Gone]]'' by Terri Botta
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Hinn-Raven}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A Peggy-Sue fanfic, starring Spike, who, after getting his soul, gets the chance to change a few things. Contains hints of Buffy/Spike.

''[[ Comfort]]'' by [=mat528=]
* Recommended by: Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Spike is pissed due to how the Scoobies treated him at Joyce's funeral.

''[[ Let's Talk About Art]]'' by Sayie
* Recommended by: Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Just a funny little oneshot, Spike gets a job as a nude model... in Dawn's art class.

''[[ Pictures At An Exhibition]]'' by A Gentleman Of Leisure
* Recommended by: Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Set in early Season 1 with Dawn present, the scoobies discover something is abnormal about three paintings in the gallery.

''Fanfic/IAmWhatIAm'' by M. [=McGregor=]. (PeggySue, peripheral femmeslash)
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, boonerunner, @/FrodoLives, @/DemiserofD, {{apprenticebard}}
* ''Status'': Complete. Can be read [[ here]].
* ''Synopsis'': At one end of his life, a 90+-year-old Xander lies dying. At the other end of his life, a teenage Xander decides to dress up as ''himself,'' only older, for a fateful Halloween. Time twists and the life of the Slayer(s) will never be the same again. (As an extra bonus, the author has posted an annotated and footnoted version of the story on his [=LiveJournal=] that is invaluable to anyone wanting to study the mind of a writer and how/why he writes things the way he does.) Warning: some F/F and poly shipping toward the end of the story, but nothing actually explicit.

''[[ Not Even Jimmy Olsen]]'' by Blair Provence
* Recommended by: @/{{Robert}}, @/OperationShoestring, @/LooneyToons, and Amdijefri
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Season 3 fic. One of Cordelia's cronies gets drawn into a wild night of adventure, by her standards.

''[[ Here's Your Accordion]]'' by Drakensis
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, Kalimada
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': A twenty-something British man wakes up in Buffy Summers' body on the first day of the TV series. While not exactly happy with the situation, he'll use what he can remember of the first season to make the best of his situation and maybe make some better choices than the "real" Buffy did. Now if only (s)he can figure out why there's a 10-year-old Dawn hanging around. Oh, and yeah, stop obviously drooling over Willow. In the ten extant chapters, it covers a fair amount of the first season, but it has been dead since 2006.

''[[ It Came Upon A Midnight Clear]]'' by Greywizard.
* Recommended by: @/AkatsukiDaybreak
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A mysterious visitor comes to set Buffy and Angel right during the season 3 episode "Amends".

''[[ Identity Crisis]]'' by Vampireconfuser
* Recommended by: @/AkatsukiDaybreak
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A OC vampire's thoughts on his life and undeath. A very interesting insight into how a vampire who isn't the BigBad, hopelessly in love with Buffy, or clinically insane views himself.

''[[ Lilith's Daughters]]'' by runaway scrape
* Recommended by: boomslangvenom, GiantEye, {{apprenticebard}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': An alternative origin for the Slayer, vampires, and the Watchers. This fic unites the Biblical creation myth with the origin story of the vampires and slayers. The stories we've all heard? Those are the stories the men told. And they are true. But these are the stories told by the women. They are also true.

''[[ Phoenix Burning]]'' by Yahtzee (not [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation that one]], though)
* Recommened by: @/{{Meshakhad}}, {{apprenticebard}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Buffy is resurrected 350 years after her HeroicSacrifice in "The Gift", to find a world greatly changed.

''[[ Difficult to Fight Against Anger]]'' by GoatBoy
* Recommended by: Somebody Else
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Inspired by [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' series, this is an alternate ending to season six, where Warren ''doesn't'' shoot Buffy and kill Tara. Instead, he does something, uh, [[RapeAsDrama much more brutal]].

''[[ Matryoshka]]'' by Danyel Woods (mild AU, some violence against major characters)
* Recommended by: @/Trace_Coburn
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': The Scooby Gang thought they might actually get a breather in the brief span between Graduation and college... but this is ''Sunnydale'', and they really should have known better. As Xander returns from his road-trip, the Scoobies become ensnared in someone's EvilPlan(s) and make new friends and new enemies... but which is which? Mild Xander/Willow elements.

''[[ Nature's Special Effects]]'' by Babies-Stole-My-Dingo
* Recommended by: @/MajinGojira
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Xander goes to the Congo to find a new Slayer. While there, he has a surprise encounter with a creature that shouldn't exist. Oneshot, complete. Worth the read for the acknowledgment of different cultures around the world, language barriers and the appearance of [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs a cryptozoological icon in a non-antagonistic manner]].

''[[ Still Here]]'' by ChristianGateFan (Alternate Universe)
* Recommended by: @/CaellachTigerEye, Analiza
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': What if Drusilla took her interrogation of Giles too far? What if he was killed & turned, but the Scoobies got to him in time to return his soul? Can the gang keep it together with their world upside down? AU post Becoming P2.

''[[ Two Slayers -- One Heart (Version 3.0)]]'' by Wild Paladin. (Some lesbian sex between teens, some group sex. AU.)
* Recommended by: @/GreyPaladin, @/HG131.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': This AU fic ignores the Buffy Season Eight comics completely, as well as ignoring Season Five of ''Series/{{Angel}}''. It opens with the Scythe-powered activation of two high school girls in a small Midwestern city, follows them as they learn about being Slayers, and features the addition of the Scooby Gang very early in the fic. As the Scooby Gang befriends the new Slayers and starts training them and others, things begin to go very, very strange in their town -- as an old enemy of the Scooby Gang makes its presence felt.

''[[ The Uninvited Guest]]'' by Yahtzee
* Recommended by: @/FurryFury
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': 'She will tell us all she knows, all she has done. And we will make our judgments accordingly. So you see - Faith has nothing to fear but the truth.' Like that ain't enough to be afraid of. AU starting in the end of [=BtVS=] season 6/[=AtS=] season 3.

''[[ Halfway There]]'' by Indri
* Recommended by: luckylucky
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': What happened to Giles in Season Seven? (Or the search for Potentials.)

''[[ Bring Me To Life]]'' by Jean-theGuardian
* Recommended by: @/WolframAndHart
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': When Connor defies Cordelia, the chain of events unite both Sunnydale & LA's heroes for the explosive final battle with Jasmine and the First Evil. Who will survive the End of Days? Set during Buffy Season 7 / Angel Season 4

''[[ Hell Is Other Demons]]'' by Wolfram-and-Hart-Sauron
* Recommended by: @/WolframAndHart
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'':The Master, Drusilla, the Mayor, Adam, Glory, Warren and Caleb have long since been sent to Hell, and now they meet up to discuss their hatred for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

''[[ Big Rock Candy Mountain]]'' by Basingstoke
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Jackdaw}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Andrew is caught in the same attack the kills Jesse, and manages to find a place amongst the Scoobies to use his great interest in magic and demons. Life gets a lot more complicated when he becomes a [[TragicVillain soulless but well-intentioned vampire.]] Mostly gen, but Andrew/Giles and Andrew/OC are present. Includes slash, rated NC-17.

''[[ Dawn of the Dead]]'' by Beer Good
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Pryderi}} and Tropers/{{restfield}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': What would have happened if Dawn was vamped at the end of ''All The Way''? Tragedy? Angst? Not so much in this case…

''Fanfic/ThePriceOfTheWish'', by Robert2 ([[ link]])''
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Karasu91}}
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Cordelia, realizing she is on the Hellmouth, thinks a few seconds longer before wishing for vengeance, and comes up with A Simple Plan: go back to the day Buffy first arrived in Sunnydale with eighteen months foreknowledge. With that advantage, and her superb people skills, she could easily make Xander suffer as she had suffered while gaining herself a golden reputation into the bargain. She would be feted as the saviour of the world; Xander and Willow reduced to cringing wretches, held in utter contempt by all, even each other. It was just a passing fancy, but she gave it voice, and so sprang an age-old trap...
* ''Tags:'' DarkerAndEdgier, PeggySue, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian influences]].

''[[ Pandora's Boxer]]'' by speakr2customrs
* Recommended by: Twoie92
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': At the completion of his trials in Africa, Spike is offered an alternative to a soul; a second chance. The cave demon sends him back in time 3 years - but wipes his memory of the intervening time! Will the same things happen all over again - or will it work out a little differently? Could this be a second chance not only for Spike, but for Buffy and the Scooby Gang? In a world in which “Kick the Spike” is a game more dangerous than juggling with nitro-glycerine, can they learn to respect the vampire and avoid the mistakes they made first time round? Or will entirely new mistakes lead them to a different but equally catastrophic destination? Warning: Story includes sexual activity and the pairings Spike/Buffy, Xander/Anya, Willow/Tara & Riley/Harmony.

''[[ After the Fall]]'' by Elena
* Recommended by: {{apprenticebard}} and {{restfield}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': In the aftermath of Buffy's death, the Scoobies must attempt to go on without her. Notable for retelling the same events from seven different points of view, each of which reveals a little more of what's really going on. The series as a whole is R-rated, for sexual content (F/M and F/F), language, and disturbing imagery.

''[[ Horror 101]]'' by [[ amusewithaview]]
* Recommended by: SailorBoo
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': "Everything I know about survival I learned from watching horror movies." In which Andrew's slayers dutifully follow Andrew's Rules for Survival™ and consequently have a lower casualty rate than any other slayer team. It's a typical rules fic with drabbles that extrapolate on said rules, usually through someone not following them.

''[[ The Watcher's Diary]]'' by endlessmuse
* Recommended by fruitstripegum
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Rupert Giles writes down his thoughts concerning his charge, one Buffy Summers, throughout her Slaying career. Snark, British pride and a father's love found within. Each entry is based on an episode and will span every episode that Giles appears in.

''[[ Blood and Chaos]]'' by Aetheron
* Recommended by: shukketsumaru
* Trope Page: [[ Here]]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Realistically, the average self-insert propbably wouldn't last long on the Hellmouth. Fortunately, death in the Buffyverse is hardly the end.


[[folder:Shipping Fics]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''[[ Bonding]]'' by Hayley128
* Recommended by: Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Faith
* ''Synopsis'': The Chosen Two bond over their dislike of Valentine's Day.

''[[ Something to Talk About]]'' by Leonheart17
* Recommended by: Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Pairings'': Willow/Faith
* ''Synopsis'': Post season 7 - Willow has something she needs to tell Buffy and Xander about who she's been sleeping with... *mostly light and funny*

''[[ Atonement]]'' by Katrina
* Recommended by: Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Spike, Xander/Anya, Willow/Tara
* ''Synopsis'': Buffy actually uses her head and prevents the portal from opening at the end of The Gift and therefor not dying. Too bad Spike's gone all angsty for his failure while Buffy has finally figured out she loves him. Oh, and there's a new BigBad already.

''[[ The Dawning of Faith]]'' and ''[[ Fruition]]'' by [=LJlashlarue=] (Femslash x2)
* Recommended by: Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Willow, Dawn/Faith, Giles/Rona
* ''Synopsis'': Romance fics. Really, really hard to describe without spoilers for something.

''[[ Bread]]'' by Tulipp (Explicit content, femmeslash, AU, character death)
* Recommended by: @/John17Martin
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Willow/Tara
* ''Synopsis'': What if the season five finale, "The Gift," was really the end of Buffy? What would happen to Willow and Tara (and Dawn)? Warning for F/F sexual content.

''[[ Terra Firma]]'' by Tulipp (Explicit content, femmeslash, AU)
* Recommended by @/{{generalzoi}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Willow/Tara
* ''Synopsis'': When Tara returns three months after ''Grave'', Willow and the Scoobies must learn how she came back...and why.

''[[ Fixing the Factors]]'' by [=ImmortallySpuffy=]
* Recommended by Twoie92
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Spike
* ''Synopsis'': Spells and Jealousy and Treachery...oh my! Set during "The Yoko Factor", something has happened to make Buffy and Spike repeat the same day over and over. Will they figure out they're in this together or keep working against each other? Will they be able to fix the time loop or are they doomed to repeat the day for eternity? And just how many visits from a jealous Riley and Angel will Buffy be able to stand? Warning: Includes sexual activity.

''[[ Fragments of Perception]]'' by Cyd (Explicit content, femmeslash, AU)
* Recommended by: @/John17Martin
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Willow/Tara
* ''Synopsis'': What if Buffy didn't die at the end of "The Gift"? What if Willow saved the world instead, but was forever changed? Warning for F/F sexual content.

''[[ The Great Advantage of Being Alive]]'' by Enigmaticblue
* Recommended by: Twoie92
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Spike. Background Willow/Tara, Xander/Anya and Giles/Joyce.
* ''Synopsis'': Set in S4 of [=BtVS=]. What if the Initiative changed Spike into a human, rather than giving him a chip? Let's just say the transition isn't all that easy on him, or anyone else for that matter. Will he finally discover the great advantage of being alive? Also has a sequel, ''[[ All The Graces of the Dawn]]'' (Complete), set in an alternate season 5.)

''[[ Avocation]]'' by Enigmaticblue
* Recommended by: Twoie92
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Spike. Background pairings include Willow/Oz, Xander/Cordelia (temporarily) and Giles/Joyce. The sequel adds the pairings Xander/Anya and Willow/Wesley.
* ''Synopsis'': The gypsies cursed the wrong vampire, and by the time they rectify their mistake, Spike has been fundamentally altered. Now, the Slayer needs help stopping the apocalypse, and there's only one man for the job. Of course, he's not real interested in taking it. Begins around Becoming, Part 2. The sequel, ''[[ Under the Sun]]'', takes place in an alternate season 4.

''[[ Nothing The Same]]'' by Orchidluv
* Recommended by: @/StudiousJones
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Spike/Xander
* ''Synopsis'': Xander doesn't deal well with Jesse's death and everything changes from there.

''[[ Where the Wild Things Are]]'' by Brighid
* Recommended by: SkyStained
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Mild Spike/Andrew, mentions of Warren/Andrew
* ''Synopsis'': Spike muses over the similarities between him and Andrew over poetry and whiskey. Set ambiguously in season seven.

''[[ Echoes of Beljoxa]]'' by myrabeth
* Recommended by: Tiggerific
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Spike (with hints of Xander/Anya and Willow/Tara)
* ''Synopsis'': The Eye of Beljoxa made it clear that Buffy's resurrection triggered the rise of the First Evil. What if they actually listened? Buffy heads back in time to prevent the war she's losing, by attempting to erase the event that made it possible. She and Spike find themselves on a journey very different from the one they knew. Goes off-canon during Chosen. Primary setting is the world of Season 5.

''[[ Second'Verse]]'' by Litgal
* Recommended By: @/StudiousJones
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Spike/Xander
* ''Synopsis'': Spike meets a Xander who never met the slayer.

''[[ Change Partners and Dance]]'' by A Dreamweaver
* Recommended by: Twoie92
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Spike
* ''Synopsis'': What if when Buffy first arrived in Sunnydale, instead of a souled Angel meaning to help her, she was faced with a soulless Spike, looking to cause trouble and kill his third Slayer? Warning: Includes sexual activity.

''[[ The Giles Thing]]'' by Dr. Squidlove
* Recommended by: @/StudiousJones
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing:'' Giles/Xander
* ''Synopsis:'' Xander meets the teenaged Ripper, and his relationship with Rupert Giles will never be the same again. This is kind of an ode to that look Xander gets in his eye when his life is imploding.

''[[ Vignette Series]]'' by Sassette
* Recommended by: Matrim
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Pairing:'' Willow/Tara
* ''Synopsis:'' Moments from the lives of Willow and Tara

''[[ Van Rosenberg]]'' by Alcy
* Recommended by: @/TheBestNameOnTheSite
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Willow/Tara
* ''Synopsis'': The year is 1897 and the last thing Willow Rosenberg wants to be doing is battling against the forces of darkness, she’d rather be curled up with a book and a nice, hot cup of tea. Unfortunately, Willow’s stuck working for a secret organisation hidden beneath the British Museum dedicated to the protection of mankind from the evil which lurks in the shadows of the world. With her bumbling assistant Myles, over-enthusiastic demon-slaying friend Faith and an all-too-sexy employer who collects death masks, Willow is about to realize that perilous danger comes even to those who least want it. The discovery of a diary and the journey that follows will disrupt everything Willow has ever known, including her own identity, and reunite her with a love she never knew she lost.

''[[ West of the Moon, East of the Sun]]'' by [=KnifeEdge=]
* Recommended by: Twoie92, {{apprenticebard}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Spike. Background Willow/Tara, Xander/Anya & Giles/Lydia. Minor Buffy/Riley at the beginning.
* ''Summary'': I keep having the strangest dream. Every night it's the same thing: a dark room, a big bed, and a silent vampire that I can feel, but not see. I'd be wigged, except it's just a dream, right? It'll be a cold day in hell before I ever willingly sleep with a vampire again... Set in an AU Season 5 with no Glory or Dawn. Warning: Sexual situations in later chapters.

''[[ Living History]]'' by Lizbeth Marcs
* Recommended by: Stormbringer951
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': [[spoiler: Faith/Xander]]
* ''Synopsis'': Some people have come a place far, far away and a time far, far ahead to ask for help on an urgent matter. The time? February 2008. The place? Moscow. The problem? They're in Cleveland, September 2003. And that's just the beginning of the trouble...

''[[ He Can't See It]]'' by Brother Bludgeon
* Recommended by: @/LooneyToons, Twizzlers, CaellachTigerEye
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Pairing'': Xander/Marcie Ross
* ''Synopsis'': After bullies leave Xander trapped overnight at the high school in a lightless closet, he discovers he's not alone -- a girl named Marcie has been trapped with him. And there in the dark they both discover something new, something important -- and in Marcie's case, something that could save her soul and her humanity.

''[[ Offers You Can't Refuse]]'' by sweetprincipale
* Recommended by: Twoie92
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Spike
* ''Synopsis'': Late S.3 AU. Buffy's only way to stay alive and expose a plot by a deranged Quentin Travers involves staying out of Sunnydale and staying one step ahead while Giles finds a way to save her life and get the evidence to stop the corrupt Head of the Council. But who watches the Slayer's back when she's the prey? Someone makes Spike an offer he can't refuse- but not what you'd expect. Warning: Includes sexual activity. Also has a spin-off, ''[[ Finding Faith]]'', a rare Wesley/Faith fic.

''[[ Uncontrollable]]'', ''[[ Unmentionable]]'' & ''[[ Unknown]]'' by sweetprincipale
* Recommended by: Tiggerific
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Spike, Willow/Tara, Xander/Anya, Giles/Joyce
* ''Synopsis'': Set during Season 4's "Where the Wild Things Are". Buffy and Spike end up being trapped in the Lowell House during the peak of the sexually driven "manifestation" and begin to see each other in a different light. A trilogy that begins with ''Uncontrollable'', continues with ''Unmentionable'' and ends with ''Unknown''. Contains sexual content.

''Meant To Be'' by Hellmouth Guy (Explicit content, femmeslash, AU, character death)
* Recommended by: spiralx
* Vanished from the internet. Please posrt a link if found.
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Faith, Willow/Tara, others
* ''Synopsis'': When Kakistos comes looking to destroy the new Slayer and everyone she cares about, the life Faith has built for herself comes crashing down around her, she has no choice but to run again. This is a complete reworking of the Buffyverse from approximately season three onwards consisting of three books (The New World, The Queen of Hearts and Revelations) containing just over a million words, it starts with a 17-year old Faith Lehane living on the streets of Boston and through an incredible series of adventures, plot twists, relationships, time travel, magic and battles through to the final showdown with the First. A second trilogy which retells/follows on from the first is in progress, with currently the first book, Tara, near completion.

''[[ Complement]]'' by Michelle (NC-17)
* Recommended by: Elliotet
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Faith
* ''Synopsis'': "Faith returns to Sunnydale to help Buffy, but Buffy doesn't take the offer nicely."

''Scar Tissue'' by Kristi (Rated R)
* Recommended by: @/LadyNomad
* Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Angel
* ''Synopsis'': Buffy deals (or not) with the events of ‘Empty Places’.

''[[ Heart Don't Lie]]'' by NautiBits (NC-17)
* Recommended by: Miccola
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Spike
* ''Synopsis'': "Buffy and Spike face the consequences of a 'wild' night together: a bundle of (possibly evil) joy! Much more than a "baby fic", this is a multi-layered love story about learning to listen to your heart. It's also chock full o' freaky sex, fluffy bunnies, horny gods, catty brawls, cranky slayers, and the end of the 'verse as you know it!" Written in a Season 4 AU. Contains explicit sexual content (F/M)

''[[ Ketchup Blood]]'' by Kalima
* Recommended by: Tropers/MaybeBaby
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Spike
* ''Synopsis'': After sex, there's always breakfast at Denny's. B/S vignette with some humor and unpleasantness.

''[[ Five Words or Less]]'' by [=AGriffinWriter=]
* Recommended by: Army
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Buffy/Spike
* ''Synopsis'': What if Buffy had been a little more perceptive concerning what Spike says directly after, "Out. For. A. Walk . . . Bitch."? How would she have responded if she'd caught his blunder? Spuffy-centric, slightly AU Season 5, starting after "Out of My Mind".

''[[ Remember When]]'' by Tempestt
* Recommended by: Twoie92
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Spike
* ''Synopsis'': Insert fake sister A into memory slot B. When the monks form Dawn, the PTB take a helping hand in the creation of the fake memories. How do the interactions with Dawn in the past change Buffy and Spike's relationship in the present and ultimately the future? Begins in S5 but quickly downturns to S2.

''[[ Forward to Time Past]]'' by Unbridled Brunette
* Recommended by: {{apprenticebard}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Spike
* ''Synopsis'': Buffy is accidentally sent back to Victorian England, where she meets Spike before he is turned. One part time-travel induced period romance, one part vampire horror story, and one part present-day Buffy and Spike attempting to move on from there. Goes AU after "Forever" and before "Intervention", and contains explicit sexual content (F/M) and extreme violence.

''[[ Brave New World]]'' by James M Fan
* Recommended by: {{apprenticebard}}
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Spike
* ''Synopsis'': Season 7 Buffy goes into the portal to meet the shadow men, and falls out thirty years later. The first thing she does is kill a vampire, only to be arrested for murder and learn that vampires are now fully integrated into society. Also, Spike's a lawyer now. Mild R for violence and some non-explicit sexual content.

''[[ Destiny of the Chosen]]'' by [[ DauntlessGrace]]
* Recommended by: Tiggerific
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Spike
* ''Synopsis'': A challenge response from Elysian Fields. Buffy doesn't know she's been called as the slayer when The Watcher's Council fails to intervene. But everything changes the night she encounters a certain bleached blonde vampire... Set pre-series at Hemery High and will eventually work itself into a season 1 setting in Sunnydale.

''[[ Closer to Heart]]'' by H-FREAK
* Recommended by: ForCadia123
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Willow, Kennedy/Vi
* ''Synopsis'': Examines the changes that Buffy/Willow would make to season 7

''[[ The Zeppo In Mind]]'' by M. McGregor
* Recommended by: TheSinful
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Faith/Xander mainly with dashes of Faith/Buffy, Xander/Buffy, and Faith/Xander/Buffy.
* ''Synopsis'': As Xander is with Faith in the Zeppo, he suddenly vanishes. Faith can't find him, but is he really so far away?

[[folder:Crossover Fics]]

''Roleplay/XanderQuestRebornOnTheHellmouth'' by ''[[ Judge Mental]]''
* Recomended by: Renko
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Synopsis: A quest runned in Website/SpaceBattlesDotCom, in wich you and the other posters are Alexander Harris, who is also the reincarnation of Ganondorf. The setting fusion the world of BTVS with elements of a lot of different fandoms.

''[[ Questions of Existence]]'' by ''[[ EnergyBeing]]''
* Recommended by: SirSavien
* ''Status'': Complete
* Crossover with Series/Warehouse13
* Synopsis: Dawn is Buffy's older sister, which changes all kinds of things. Like meeting up with Claudia Donovan from Warehouse 13, for example. This story starts in season 1 for both shows, unusually, and concerns lots of existential questions by just about everyone. The relationship between Dawn and Claudia is astounding (and completely non-romantic). This story is finished, but the sequel is ongoing.
* Tags:Gen fic, although as the Author says, the story leans more towards dark than light and fluffy.

''[[ The Doctor's Faith Healing]]'', ''[[ The Angel Has the Phone Box]]'' and ''[[ The Doctors and the Keys]]'' by [=DWDuck=]
* Recommended by Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'':
** ''The Doctor's Faith Healing'': Complete
** ''The Angel Has the Phone Box'': Complete
** ''The Doctors and the Keys'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': The second and third fic here are sequels to the first one. All of them are crossovers with ''Series/DoctorWho'', with the second one also crossing into ''Angel''. There is some romance in them ([[spoiler:Tenth Doctor/Faith, Spike/Buffy]]) but that is not the main focus of the stories.

''[[ Name The Stars]]'' by Gilari
* Recommended by Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* Crossover with Series/{{Firefly}}
* ''Synopsis'': A certain bleached blonde boards a ship known as [[{{Series/Firefly}} Serenity]].

''[[ Well, That Went Well]]'' by [=emw314=]
* Recommended by Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* Crossover with Series/{{Firefly}}
* ''Synopsis'': Xander, Faith, and Dawn are supposed to go on the run from Glory. Instead, they end up on another planet, 500 years in the future. Then they board a ship named [[{{Series/Firefly}} Serenity]]...

''[[ Of Rifts and Vampires]]'' by enigma-kar.
* Recommended by Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' crossover where Spike and John Hart meet and then the entire Torchwood team meet the duo. They then bash ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and its hack writer and go out for drinks.

''[[ My Daughter... the What?]]'' by Sevangel (crossover with ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'')
* Recommended by @/AkatsukiDaybreak
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Buffy finds out that Elliot is her biological father.

''[[ The Flipped Side of My Daughter... The What?]]'' by Sevangel
* Recommended by @/AkatsukiDaybreak, @/boomslangvenom
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Faith rather than Buffy is Elliot's daughter.

''[[ Not All Monsters Are Demons]]'' by imjustaguy (SVU/BTVS crossover)
* Recommended by @/{{Luc}}, @/MajinGojira, @/MarvelGirl
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A serial killer attracts the attention of both the SVU and the Council. The Summers sisters learn that not all monsters are demons.
** ''The Muggle Way'' is a tie-in story by the same author. It is, however, a DeadFic, abandoned barely halfway into the story, if that far.

''[[ The Watchman]]''
* Recommended by TheEnmityOfAges1994
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': No one knows what Xander went as that Halloween. No one saw him all night. But every now and then, when he was scared or angry, he would get stronger. And his eyes would glow. Gold. And he seemed to be scared of himself. But when Glory takes Dawn, Xander realises... that sometimes you just have to play god. Xander is the Sentry, and he's absolutely terrified of unleashing the Void on the world. Dark, well written, and interesting, crossing Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer with the Marvel Universe and Doctor Who.
** Dubious and a DeadFic, with WordOfGod stating that it's OldShame.

''[[ Martian Manhunter]]'' by [[ Mediancat]] (Crossover)
* Recommended by @/{{Luc}}, @/OperationShoestring, @/LooneyToons @/[=RookEncounte=]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': "Veronica Mars and some of the people critical to her life have been worked into the Buffyverse. She was a fan of the series and knows how it all would've gone, but she cannot tell anyone..."
** The best way to describe this story without giving away the most interesting twists, is that it manages to take the best possible elements of PeggySue stories and Self-Insert stories and makes them even better, with [[TomatoSurprise a fair bit of ontological mystery from the reader's point of view]]. This was written after the ''Have Faith'' series, and as well-written as that one is, this story is even better. Especially good if you only know one of the series involved.

The "Have Faith" series: ''[[ April 10, 1997]], [[ The Sum of Their Parts]],'' ''[[ That's What You'll Take to the Grave]]'' and ''[[ The In-Dark]]'', also by Mediancat (crossover)
* Recommended by @/LooneyToons, @/LoveIsWeird
* ''Status''
** ''April 10, 1997'': Complete
** ''The Sum of Their Parts'': Complete
** ''That's What You'll Take to the Grave'': Complete
** ''The In-Dark'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': A unique crossover between ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. In the first story a mandatory psych examination in prison reveals that Faith may not be who she thinks she is.

''[[ Dwarf Bread]]'' by keswindhover (crossover)
* Recommended by @/{{Micah}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* Crossover with Literature/{{Discworld}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Buffybot ends up in [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Ankh-Morpork]]; HilarityEnsues.

''[[ The Lone Flower series]]'' by [[ Vathara]] (Crossover)
* Recommended by @/AkatsukiDaybreak
* ''Status'': Complete
* Crossover with Anime/{{Bleach}}
* ''Synopsis'': Takes the standard "Scoobies wear a different costume and keep the powers" plot with a twist. Buffy wears a kimono once owned by Jushiro Ukitake, pulling him out of the Soul Society and into Buffy's body when the spell is cast. After the spell ends, there are far reaching consequences for both universes.

''[[ Girl With Gold Eyes]]'' by [[ LadyYashka]] (Crossover)
* Recommended by @/AkatsukiDaybreak, @/PasswordForgettingTroper
* ''Status'': Complete
* Crossover with Franchise/{{Batman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Drusilla meets the Joker in a church. Nothing good can come of this.

[[ The Dragonfly Effect series]] by Earnest Scribbler (Crossover)
* Recommended by @/AkatsukiDaybreak
* ''Status''
** ''Buff the Magic... um, yeah.'': Complete
** ''The Claws that Catch'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Buffy isn't the Slayer nor was she ever a Potential. Instead, she is the daughter of Mink and Dick Saucer of ''Manga/DragonHalf,'' taken to the Buffyverse by Dick's sister, Joyce, to protect her from her parents' enemies. Things play out a lot differently because of this.

''[[ The Slayers and a Hanyou]]'' series by L Mouse (Crossover)
* Recommended by @/AkatsukiDaybreak
* ''Status''
** ''Alone in an Alley, a Slayer is Born'': Complete
** ''A Slayer of Nightmares'': Complete
** ''Promises'': Complete
** ''Unseelie'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Basically built on the premise of Kagome being called as a Slayer when Willow does her mojo with the scythe. The first story, ''Alone in an Alley, A Slayer Is Born'', chronicles Kagome's coming to LA in search of Inuyasha in the modern world. The second, ''A Slayer of Nightmares'', focuses on Kagome trying to make peace between her fellow Slayers, who killed Inuyasha's wife, and Inuyasha, who killed Kennedy in retribution and has been killing the Slayers sent to extract retribution from him. The third, ''Unseelie'', focuses on a team up of the living Inuyasha characters and the Slayers to prevent evil [[TheFairFolk fair folk]] from creating and opening a new Hellmouth. It also features an appearance from [[spoiler:Kenshin from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' as a vampire who is later ensouled.]] There's also a short prequel set in the Feudal Era entitled ''Promises. ''

''[[ Trick Or Treat]]'' by Kei [Crossover with ''Series/StargateSG1''].
* Recommended by @/MarvelGirl, EMY3K
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': The Buffyverse four years after season 7, and the Powers That Be find a way to screw with Xander while he's taking a bunch of mini-Slayers out trick-or-treating, thanks to an escaped Goa'uld and (mid-fourth season) SG-1. Complete.

''[[ The Flat Next Door]]'' by Tassos (crossover with ''Literature/HarryPotter'')
* ''Status'': Complete
* Recommended by @/LooneyToons, @/CaellachTigerEye, Tropers/MaybeBaby
* ''Synopsis'': In an alternate summer after the events of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Harry and the Dursleys are moved by the Order into an apartment when 4 Privet Drive is identified and targeted by the Death Eaters. Harry finds little to recommend the change until he meets the gentleman living in the next apartment -- one Mr. Rupert Giles, whose quiet and respectful friendship saves Harry's sanity and soul from the depths of despair.

''[[ Counts of Blood]]'' and
''[[ The Muppet Contracts]]'' by Lucinda. (Crossover with Franchise/TheMuppets.)
* Recommended by @/{{Luc}}, boonerunner
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis''
** ''Counts of Blood'': Before a girl named Buffy moved to Sunnydale, the Master gets a visit from an old friend, Count vonCount.
** ''The Muppet Contracts'': When Angel Investigations takes the case of a murdered acting agent, they have no idea what sort of people they're about to meet.

''[[ When Hellmouths Collide]]'' by Kimberley Rector and Martha Wilson (Crossover)
* Recommended by @/{{Robert}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Ethan makes an alliance with the vampire god Bacchus. Set in early season 3. Multiple {{plan}}s from Ethan. Effective LampshadeHanging on oddities of the ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''-verse. One of the oldest and better thought out crossover fics on the net.

''[[ Seeking the Incomplete]]'' by Marz1 (crossover with ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist.'')
* Recommended by @/AkatsukiDaybreak
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Willow attempts to use alchemy to bring Buffy back from the dead, and the Slayer ends up in Amestris.

''[[ Shadows' Waiting]]'' by runaway scrape (''L&O: SVU'' and ''[=BtVS=]'' crossover, sexually explicit noncon)
* Recommended by @/AkatsukiDaybreak
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': The SVU team and the Scoobies are both after the same serial killer, and their paths inevitably cross. There are some [[{{Lemon}} sexually explicit scenes]], but they are part of the plot.

''[[ The Father Goose Tales]]'' by litmouse: [[ Father Goose and the Black Knight]] (''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit L&O:SVU]]'' crossover), [[ Loyalties]] (''Series/{{Alias}}'' crossover), [[ Secrets]] (''Series/StargateSG1'' crossover, on hiatus), and [[ A Schism in Stars Hollow]] (''Series/GilmoreGirls'' crossover)
* Recommended by eset, FrodoLives
* ''Status''
** ''Father Goose and the Black Knight'': Complete
** ''Loyalties'': Complete
** ''Secrets'': Dead
** ''A Schisim in Stars Hollow'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': The Scoobies have spread all over the world, with Xander running the school on the Cleveland hellmouth. When he calls Giles to request another adult to help keep the girls in line, he gets Faith instead. X/F

''[[ Enigmatic Absurdities]]'' by eponine (Series/{{House}} crossover)
* Recommended by Otempora
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': What would happen if the ''House'' team had to diagnose vampirism?

''[[ Oddly Familiar]]'' by Dr. Gonzo (Crossover)
* Recommended by @/MajinGojira
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: Halloween's aftermath from a different POV. Other stories claim to twist the Halloween concept, this one actually does so by barely featuring the cast at all. Instead, it is told from the perspective of the character brought into the Buffyverse by the spell, and the aftereffects it has on Mr. Wayne as Xander's humor and love of junk food seep in.
Franchise/{{Batman}} crossover.

''[[ The BSC, Vampire Slayers]]'' by Gilraen V (Crossover)
* Recommended by @/MajinGojira
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: Whether they're sitting for the neighborhood kids or slaying vampires, the BSC will always be best friends! A marvelous parody written in the exact style of the BSC book series (or SoIHeard). Knowledge of the series is not needed to enjoy this well done tale. Post Season 7.

''[[ The Scarab]]'' by BK The Irregular (Crossover)
* Recommended by @/MajinGojira
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: An exile from the gods of ancient Egypt surfaces in California, at the Mouth of Hell. Crossover with ''Series/StargateSG1''. One of the few Buffy/Stargate fics to treat the characters properly, with no one group outdoing, overpowering or belittling the other. Though there appears to be Character Death at the start, it is far from permanent (thank you Sarcophagus). It reads like how a crossover between the two might actually go.

''[[ Every Silver Lining has its Cloud]]'' by Diresquirrel (Crossover with Forgotten Realms with a few mentions of Ranma)
* Recommended by @/PrinnyRamza
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Forgotten Realms Crossover. Buffy is late in stopping Angelus and most of Sunnydale is pulled into Acathla's portal, ending up in the Nether Mountains in northern Faerun. Warnings for occasional naughty words, heavy violence, and gnomes.

''[[ Life's End, Life's Beginning]]'' by becuzitswrong (Crossover with ''Series/StargateSG1'')
* Recommended by wswordsmen, @/USABobcat, FrodoLives, Tropers/PaddyMurphy
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': Xander miscalculates the amount of explosives needed to kill the mayor at graduation, killing all the scoobies except Buffy. She is then told she must attend the Air Force Academy, to join the SGC, to help stop a crisis that won't happen for several years. (Unfortunately, a DeadFic.)

''[[ The Ghost In The Team]]'' by MarcusSLazarus (Crossover with ''Series/StargateSG1'')
* Recommended by Troper/{{Meshakhad}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* Summary: Riley sends Spike's amulet to the SGC. Hilarity and asskicking ensue.

''[[ If Wishes Were Thestrals, We'd All Run Screaming]]'' by ''[[ SusanAnthony]]'' (Crossover with ''Literature/HarryPotter'')
* Recommended by FrodoLives, @/LooneyToons
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': "Xander makes a wish and the Wizarding World will never be the same." Xander and Harry Potter switch places, altering reality, and Xander and Willow are the only ones who know it.

''[[ Alexander Harris and the Shadow Council]]'' by Tenhawk
* Recommended by Spooner Wilkins, FrodoLives, @/LooneyToons
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': So far this is a three-way crossover between ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'', and ''Literature/HarryPotter''. The main focus is on Xander Harris and Wednesday Addams as they they go to Hogwarts but Hermione from the "Golden Trio" does get her share of the story. The story starts off with a slight retelling of the first ''Harry Potter'' book (''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'') and unravels it as Xander works his particular brand of chaos. This could well be described as a day-in-the-life story.

''[[ Bridges]]'' by Tassos (Crossover with ''Series/StargateSG1''). link [[ here]].
* Recommended by EMY3K; @/{{Luc}}, @/USABobcat
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After the collapse of Sunnydale, Jack gets a call about a woman he knew over twenty years ago. . . and the son he didn't know he had. (Links to the sequels are included.)

''[[ Fear Us. We Are-]]'' by ''[[ joshlamont]]'' (Crossover with ''Literature/HarryPotter'')
* Recommended by FrodoLives, @/LooneyToons
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': After ending up in the wrong part of the Multiverse, a 27-year-old magic-warping Xander goes to Hogwarts.

''[[ In Over My Head]]'' by Random1 (crossover)
* Recommended by @/SnigePippi
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]]; is in trouble! Real trouble.... again. This time, his old friend, Ripper, might be the only one to help him! Even if Ripper now lives on a Hellmouth!

''[[ Revenge of the Red Witch]]'' by [[ Stormwreathed]]
* Recommended by: @/MajinGojira
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': An epic tale of swords and sorcery, as Willow and a barbarian warrior from the distant past travel to confront a wizard who has stolen something immensely valuable from her. Buffy / Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian

''[[ Unlocking Torchwood]]'' by Jaded
* Recommended by Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': It's a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' Crossover. Dawn watches all of Torchwood with Andrew... in Cardiff... on a Tuesday. Dawn promptly finds herself right outside of Torchwood, being questioned by Torchwood.

''[[ Wishes]]'' by [[ ShayneT]]
* Recommended by Zulaq
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Anyanka is in a rut so D'hoffryn sends her to another universe for a vacation. Throw in an encounter with [[Franchise/StarTrek Q]] and things never seem to go right for her as she bounces around the multiverse. It's an interesting character piece and a look at exactly what a vengeance demon does, and a sort of cautionary tale about the dangers of granting wishes. Set pre-series while Anya is still a vengeance demon. Complete.

''[[ A Spark of Genius]]'' By michaelsuave (Crossover with DC Comics & Web Comic Girl Genius and miscellaneous crossovers)
* Recommended By Gotterdammerung, FrodoLives, MangaManic
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Xander Harris was never called a genius, but after a different choice of Halloween costumes he is hit with a "spark" of mad genius, the abilities that go with it, and flung into a far different world. Come and enjoy the madness.

''[[ Far Beyond Normal]]'' and its sequels,
''[[ Return To Normal]]'' and ''[[ Redefining Normal]]'', by [=jAkL=]
* Crossover with ''Series/StargateSG1'' and later ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* Recommended by spacemonkey37, @/LooneyToons, Cousjava
* ''Status''
** ''Far Beyond Normal'': Complete
** ''Return to Normal'': Complete
** ''Redfining Normal'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': Buffy did not survive her confrontation with the First. Fortunately, Buffy has never been one to let death stand in her way...

''[[ Rifts and Transformations]]'' and its sequel ''[[ Ruins and Explorations]]'' by ''[[ Pythia]]'' (Crossover with Dungeons and Dragons)
* Recommended by FrodoLives
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Sometimes you have to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world. And sometimes, you find you have a whole new world to save... Willow and Giles are transported to another reality and transformed for a higher purpose. [[spoiler: Giles becomes a dragon and Willow a dragonkin. ]]

''[[ A New World In My View]]'' by PH Wise.
* Recommended by @/CrypticMirror and @/DarkPhoenix94
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': That Halloween Xander lost a bet to Cordelia. His forfeit, to wear the costume of her choice, and Cordelia chose a ComicBook/PowerGirl costume. As if that wasn't bad enough, when the time comes to change back the universe itself glitches. Xander Harris finds that [[GenderBender herself]] in a whole new body and a whole new universe, one populated by superheroes and super-villains. Only it isn't the DCU that Xander knows, but the Creator/{{Marvel}}verse.
* ''Tags'': Crossover with the Franchise/{{DCU}} and Marvelverse. YAHF. GenderBender.
** Absolutely superb. Regrettably, it hasn't been updated in a while, but it has some fantastic CharacterDevelopment.
[=[[reviews:A New World In My View]]=]

''FanFic/OriginStory'' By Chef Jack Butler (Crossover With ''Buffy'' and ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'')
* Recommended by Tropers/MickeyMoose, DrWillHatch63
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairings'': Xander Harris/[[OriginalCharacter Original Female Character]]
* ''Synopsis'': This story is a YAHF ("Yet Another Halloween Fic"). Xander Harris loses a bet and has to dress up as Power Girl for Halloween. For an unexplained reason, he ends up in the MarvelUniverse [[GenderBender stuck in Power Girl's body]]. This fic was inspired by the previous story (''A New World In My View'' by P.H. Wise) with the permission of that author, but has gone in a completely different direction.

''[[ The Devil in the Details]]'' By Chef Jack Butler (Crossover With ''Buffy'' and ''Anita Blake'', with a dash of the Cthulhu Mythos tossed)
* Recommended by Tropers/MickeyMoose
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': A sorcerer seeking ultimate power attempts to raise one of the Great Old Ones, but his magicks go awry. Now the beast is on the loose among the vampires and werewolves of Anita Blake's Saint Louis. The first chapter was vetted by none other than Creator/NeilGaiman himself.

''[[ Garbed in Steel]]'' by batzulger
* Recommended by: Tropers/MickeyMoose
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' The Galaxy has a Bug problem and sometimes you just need a better soldier. Stays true to the Heinlein novel without straying too far from the feel of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* ''Tags:'' {{Crossover}} with Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' (and '''''not''''' the film).

''[[ Donna the Vampire Slayer]]'' by [[ Nomad]] (crossover with ''Series/TheWestWing'')
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Pryderi}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After Buffy’s demise at the end of “The Gift”, a new slayer is called in the unlikeliest place imaginable – the Bartlet White House.

''Fanfic/RainbowInSunnydale'' by [=JoeB=] (crossover with [[Literature/JackRyan the Ryanverse]])
* Recommended by Tropers/AntonioCC
* ''Status''
** ''Rainbow Over Sunnydale'': Complete
** ''Imhotep's Key'': Complete
** ''Witchfinder'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': during Season 7 of ''Buffy'' and after ''The Bear and the Dragon'', president Ryan is briefed in the existence of a secret Black Ops unit, called The Initiative. Currently, the series has three stories: [[ Rainbow over Sunnydale]], [[ Imhotep's Key]] (crossover with ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy''), and [[ Witchfinder]] (crossover with ''Series/{{Charmed}}''). Includes also appearances by [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]], the crew from ''Film/DownPeriscope'', and some other characters.

''[[ Legend]]'' by [=ShayneT=] (crossover with Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration)
* Recommended by Tropers/MarvelGirl*
''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Trapped by an alien collector, Lieutenant Commander Data discovers an early 21st-century android excavated from the ruins of Sunnydale and a capsule containing the frozen body of one of the Eugenic Wars' most notorious figures...Buffy Summers.

''[[ Destination, Darkness]]'' by [=AzarDarkstar=]
* MegaCrossover with ''{{Film/Thor}}'', ''{{Film/Transformers}}'', ''Film/GreenLantern'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', and ''Manga/DeathNote''.
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Destiny, after all, has her on speed dial. Five ways Buffy Summers didn't save the world.

''[[ Encounter]]'' by O2Shea
[br]A Series/{{Buffy The Vampire Slayer}} and Literature/{{Twilight}} crossover
* Recommended by @/aetherial93
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': New Moon. An encounter not covered in canon, but one that could have happened... maybe. Spike gives Edward love advice. Better than it sounds.

''[[ The Military Option]]'' series by [[ batzulger]]
* Recommended by Mandolin
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': With the Hellmouth sealed after the Season 3 finale, Buffy goes to college and joins ROTC to pay for it. She ends up in the Army, and fights evil while meeting numerous crossover characters, replacing the Scoobies with soldiers and stakes with assault rifles and machine guns. Unlike the canon Initiative (which does show up), the military here is competent, smart, and possess a great love of firepower. Sixteen complete stories. Crosses over with ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'', ''Series/TheATeam'', ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries Bourne]]'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''Literature/JoeLedger'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', ''Literature/FuManchu'' and many more.

''[[ Buffy vs Loki]]'' by [=RaspBerryHats=]
* Recommended by Twoie92
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Crossover with ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. The God of Mischief has come to Earth, looking to rule it. He starts with Sunnydale, California. Unknown to him, there's a little spry Slayer that has something to say about that.

''[[ Blue Belle]]'' by [[ JoeHundredaire]]
* Recommended by Lustheron
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis'': He dressed up as his state's senior senator. Now he's a blue woman. How the hell does Xander keep landing himself in these situations? [[FandomSpecificPlot/BuffyTheVampireSlayer YAHF]] where Xander permanently turns into a 16 year old Mystique. Xander's new status as a mutant also causes several other students to come out as mutants as well (including two who get confused as to whether they're coming out as mutants or as lesbians). BetterThanItSounds.

''[[ Sunrise on the White House]] by [[ Jaded]]''
* Recommended by: lindabhair, MickeyMoose
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Synopsis:'' Buffy's dead and cremated, so Dawn gets shipped off to live with her aunt and uncle's family, the Bartlets.
* ''Pairing(s):'' background Charlie/Zoey, teased Dawn/Hoynes jr.
* ''Tags:'' crossover with Series/{{The West Wing}}, canon character death, AU after season 5 finale, some tertiary characters from Series/{{Torchwood}} and Film/{{Iron Man}}

''[[ Demons of DC]]'' by ''[[ Laimelde]]''
* ''Recommended by'': hpfan4ever
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Crossover with'': Series/{{NCIS}}
* ''Synopsis'': Xander joins NCIS. The team struggles to bond with their newest agent. However, his mysterious past keeps getting in the way.

''[[ A Brane of Extraordinary Women ]] by [[ DinaneCastle]]''
* Recommended by: Mandolin
* Synopsis: Hermione Granger started it all when she received that prophecy made by Sibyl Trelawney. She found a team of six other women and faced a hellgoddess trying to invade her world. But afterward, people went home with new knowledge. Four stories:
** [[ The League of Extraordinary Women]], in which the team fights to save the multiverse. The story that started it all. Complete.
** [[ Cross Purposes]]: As the team returns home, they set out to find their dimension's equivalent of their teammates. Complete
** [[ The Secret Return of Alex Mack]]: The meat of the story, a 1.1 million-word epic published over 23 months that follows Alex Mack as she returns to her home dimension and begins recruiting allies. Complete.
** [[ Hermione Granger and the Boy Who Lived]] Prequel to ''Secret Return'', it follows Mackverse Hermione through her seven years at Harworts, an MI-6 spy school. Complete.
** [[ The Secret Collocation of Alex Mack]]: Alex Mack has become the superheroine Terawatt, but there are things even she is unprepared for, like another inter-dimensional trip. Other women, like Sam Carter, Jaime Sommers, Selina Kyle, Hermione Granger, and Buffy Summers, aren’t prepared either. Ongoing.

''Fanfic/AdventuresOfALineHopper'' by [[ secooper87]]
* ''Crossover With'': ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''
* Recommended by Omega77
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A long crossover series between Buffy and Doctor Who (and their various spinoffs) that initially explores the two existing in the same universe without either managing to majorly alter any canon events of the other and later details Buffy joining Torchwood. Canon-compliant with Buffy Seasons 1-7 (it splits into an AU after Season 7) and all of Doctor Who.

''[[ Stunticon Rally]]'' by Dragoness Eclectic
* Recommended by fruitstripegum
* ''Status'': Complete
* Crossover with ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''.
* ''Synopsis'': The Stunticons join an outlaw crosscountry road rally, and Dead End kidnaps Spike to be his driver. No, not Sparkplug's son Spike. That other guy named Spike...the one from Sunnydale.

''[[ Fly Me To the Moon: A Buffy Bayonetta Tale]]'' by Dr Gonzo
* Recommended by ultimomant
* ''Status'': Dormant
* Crossover with ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''
* ''Synopsis'': Xander starts dating Cereza aka Bayonetta, so she assists the Scoobies and the Slayer Army from time to time while also dealing with her own enemies. Set after Buffy Season 7 and the second Bayonetta game. Also, many Umbra Witches besides Cereza and Jeanne survived the Witch Hunts so the order is still intact.

''[[ Almighty Engine, Infernal Thunder]]'' by Mabus101
* Recommended by @/toxinvictoria
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Crossover with "TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}"
* ''Synopsis'': When Buffy falls into the dimensional rift opened by the Key, she finds herself in another world known as Creation, to which she is not as much a stranger as she thinks. The Slayer essence proves to be something more powerful than she ever suspected--and far more dangerous, as well.

''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'' by Dark Mark
* ''Recommended by'': lillolillo
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Crossover with ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}''. Drawn by a vision of a blood-red moon over the Sears Tower, Buffy Summers comes to Chicago in search of vampires, and meets the city's resident heroine, the Girl of Steel. About a year after Buffy's and Supergirl's first meeting, the two meet again, to deal with the menace of a vampire who may be from Kara's home planet.
* ''Tags'': Action, Drama.

''[[ The Geekado]]'', by Mariner
* Recommended by LadyPedantica
* ''Status'': Complete
* Crossover with ''Theatre/TheMikado''
* ''Synopsis'': Season 4 of Buffy, as done by Gilbert & Sullivan.
* ''Comments'': I'm not sure what else to say besides this is really funny and clever. Plus all of the songs scan, it's a very well-written parody of both its "parents."


[[folder:Crossover Shipping Fics]]

''[[ Jaded Golden Threads]]'' by Jaded (slash... sort of, it's a ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' Crossover and just read the pairings)
* Recommended by Tropers/HG131
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Jack/Ianto/Dawn, hints of Spike/Xander
* ''Synopsis'': What happens when the Buffyverse and the Whoniverse crossover? This does. Dawn, Jack and Ianto centric and describing the plot would spoil something somehow (the pairing is even a spoiler). Also, the later chapters do a minor amount of crossing over with ''Series/{{Bones}}'', ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.

''[[ Defender of the Night]]'' by [[ MMcGregor]]
* Recommended by Lustheron
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Buffy/Xander, bit of one-sided Cordelia/Xander
* ''Synopsis'': After dressing as [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Goliath]] for Halloween, Xander's stuck as a gargoyle with all the strengths and weaknesses it entails. Covers Season 2 with the epilogue showing a bit of Season 3.

''[[ Handle With Care]]'' by Jedi Buttercup
* Recommended by: [=RazorSmile=], Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Dormant
* Crossover with: ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
* Synopsis: ''Ms. Summers might as well have worn a sign reading 'Danger to Life and Limb' in large, neon print.'' Fusion-fic.
* Pairing: Harry/Buffy
* Comments: A nigh-seamless fusion of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' and ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' where the events of Buffy up to Season Six happened within the metaphysical rules of the Dresdenverse. Buffy joins Team Dresden for the raid on Arctis Tor, Spike and Angel are White Court and Willow ... well. Ships Harry/Buffy.
** So does the author, pretty damn hard. It's all the fic is about for the first several chapters. And the seams are definitely there.

''[[ Pigtails and Tweed]]'' by Samarkand
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Complete
* Crossover with: ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
* Synopsis: Abigail Sciuto meets the most fascinating people in clubs...
* Pairing: Abby/Giles
* Notes: Has a sequel, ''[[ Infernal Liaisons]]'' (dead).