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Well then, with that out of the way... Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth dying for]] here, provided [[MemeticMutation you don't die when you are killed]]:

These are recommendations made by Tropers for ''Fate/Zero'' fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. ''No-name recommendations will be '''{{zapped}}'''.'' Nobody would back up the rec.

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Add new examples at the bottom of the section, please. Oh, and definitely NeedsWikiMagicLove.

'''Status guide:'''

* '''Complete:''' The fic has been completed.
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* '''Dormant:''' The fic has not been updated in a fairly long time (several months to a year or more) but the author has not pronounced it dead.
* '''Dead:''' The fic has not been updated in several years, or the author has specifically said that it will not be updated.

''Note:'' Fics listed as Dormant or Dead will be changed to Ongoing if/when they receive updates. If you see a rec with a blank status, and you're familiar with the fanfic, please add the correct status.

''Note:'' When adding recs, make sure you use the address from the FIRST page of the fic.


[[folder:Authors and Websites]]

* MiniNephthys, at ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/users/MiniNephthys/pseuds/MiniNephthys AOOO]]'' or ''[[http://nealuchi.livejournal.com/profile livejournal]]''
* Recommended by digitamer2
* ''Synopsis'': Numerous fics, mostly drabbles or one-shots, as well as many ''Fate/Stay Night'' works.
* ''Pairings'': Mostly Rider/Waver, Caster/Ryuunosuke, or Gen.
[=[[reviews:Mini Nepthys]]=]


[[folder:General Fics]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7685351/1/Drowning_Dream Drowning Dream ]]'' by Aeanagwen
* Recommended by amatakamata
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': Two months after the Fuyuki City Disaster, a survivor of the Fourth Grail War explores the ruins. He finds more than he bargained for, in the wreckage and in himself.
* ''Warnings'': There is a bit of slashy pseudo-selfcest and spoilers about the fate of the Rider pair.
[=[[reviews:Drowning Dream]]=]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/641072/chapters/1162437 For Want of a Relic]]'' by f0xh0undvix3n
* Recommended by silentTestimony, @/{{kay4today}}
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': Kayneth Archibald El-Melloi's stolen relic was one shipped from Ireland rather than Macedonia. As a result, an inexperienced Master determined to prove himself and a desperate Servant seeking absolution share in a quest for victory and recognition.
* ''Tags'': AU fic
* ''Comments'': Ongoing {{For Want of a Nail}} story based on switching around Servants, focused primarily on Waver and Lancer.
* [[Fanfic/ForWantOfARelic Has its own page.]]
[=[[reviews:For Want of a Relic]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7879859/1/Remember Remember]]'' by Golden Lark
* Recommended by: Mirage, nitewind, @/{{Pastykake}}, MetalKing1417
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': When Rin Tohsaka's dad proves that he is her father by wearing the Family pendant bringing Counter Guardian Emiya into the 4th Holy Grail War.
* ''Comments'': Another "Archer gets summoned to the 4th Holy Grail War," except this one is much longer than the others. Archer then proceeds to troll the participants and mess with everyone in general.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8558558/1/Want-and-Need Want and Need]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1440964/Kiiam Kiiam]]
* Recommended by Nanya, @/UncloudedTJ, nitewind, @/{{Pastykake}}, MetalKing1417
* ''Status:'' Ongoing
* Crossover with ''Fate/Prototype'', ''Fate/Strange Fake''
* ''Synopsis:'' This isn't quite the Fourth War that Kiritsugu was expecting. After all, he wanted King Arthur, not this white haired Archer he got.
* ''Comments:'' Not the first time a fic has used EMIYA as Kiritsugu's servant, it is, however, the first time [[spoiler:we get Enkidu instead of Gilgamesh, Lancelot's not Berserker and Saber is actually the prototype version. Also, Caren seems to make it her mission in life to annoy Rin.]] It's looking quite good and I, for one, am really enjoying some of the smaller things in the fic [[spoiler:like Irisviel and Archer's interactions.]]
[=[[reviews:Want and Need]]=]


[[folder:Shipping Fics]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6251807/1/Link Link]]'' by Joel 7th
* Recommended by 4seasons
* ''Pairings'': Diarmuid/Sakura
* ''Synopsis'': What Matou Sakura craves for is not the Holy Grail but a protection. And he is the Heroic Spirit that has traveled across times and space to answer her heart's desire.
* ''Tags'': AU fic

''[[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/pool/show/4520 Sensha Otoko]]'' by hin
* Recommended by Gunbazca
* ''Pairings'': [[GenderFlip girl!Waver]]/Rider
* ''Synopsis'': One day, Waver-chan gets bothered by a strange man in a hoodie. Rider punched the man flying. All goes downhill from there.
* ''Tags'': AU fic
[=[[reviews:Sensha Otoko]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8146016/1/Love-of-a-Knight Love of a Knight]]'' by Advi
* Recommeded by {{@/ErikHowlett}}.
* ''Status:'' Complete.
* ''Synopsis:'' "Diarmuid Ua Duibhne... Betrayed and sinking into darkness hears a mysterious woman calling his name. Who is this who dares disturb his descend into the deepest pit in Hell?"
* ''Pairings:'' Lancer/Saber ([[PortmanteauCoupleName Diarturia]]).
* ''Comments:'' Written to be set between the events at the end of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and the beginning of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', this one-shot addresses the fate of Lancer following the events of the series. I won't spoil things for readers, but this one really gets you, right in the feels, but in a good way.
* ''Tags:'' Slightly dark tone at the beginning, {{WAFF}}.
[=[[reviews:Love of a Knight]]=]


[[folder:Crossover Fics]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6995539/ Alexandriad: The Song of Fire]]'' by [=SuperGoldenFroggie=]
* Recommended by Gunbazca
* ''Synopsis'': At the Spring Summoning Ritual, Louise summoned a bear of a man who claim to be the greatest conqueror that is. Will she be the laughingstock of the school, or will he prove his dream of glorious conquest true?
* ''Tags'': AU fic, Crossover

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8666436/1/The-Fourth-King The Fourth King]]'' by S S Hiei
* Recommended by Nanya, Cherry_Lover
* ''Pairings'': None
* ''Synopsis'': The fourth Grail War originally had three kings. Kariya happened to summon a 4th King.
* ''Comments'': Pure, unfiltered crack. Only meant to be a one-shot, but has grown since then. Well, what kind of fic do you expect when someone summons the King [[spoiler:of all Monsters, Godzilla?]]
[=[[reviews:The Fourth King]]=]

''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=203685 Holding Back the Sea]]'' ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7514983/1/Holding_Back_the_Sea (FF.net Link)]]'', by Ryuugi
* Recommended by Tropers/CrimsonFlight
* ''Sypnosis'': Taken from the summary provided: Chiron always said there’d be legends about him one day. He hadn’t thought that’d result in him fighting to the death with other Heroes, though. Percy Jackson and the Olympians/F/SN.
* ''Comments'': Thread 2 can be found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=204496 here]], and the third [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=206228 here]] while the current one is [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/percy-jackson-and-the-olympians-fate-stay-night-holding-back-the-sea-part-4.210770/ here.]]
[=[[reviews:Holding Back the Sea]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8078340/1/Postnuptial_Disagreements Postnuptial Disagreements]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3726889/Zalgo_Jenkins Zalgo Jenkins]].
* Recommended by Mythtakesweremade and Grand Prince Paul II
* Crossover with ''Anime/{{Sekirei}}'', ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''
* Now with a [[FanFic/PostnuptialDisagreements tropes page]]
* ''Synopsis:'' Author's Summary: Years after his parents survived Heaven's Feel, the son of Kayneth and Sola-Ui finds himself in a different sort of supernatural tournament. But can he survive superpowered alien females, scheming businessmen, and his own partner's urge to strangle him?
* ''Comments:'' [[WhenItAllBegan Somehow]], Kayneth Archibald El-Melloi and his wife Sola-Ui survived the fourth Heaven’s Feel ritual. Their son, Meriwether, seems like a chip [[JerkAss off]] [[InsufferableGenius the]] [[SmugSnake old]] [[GentlemanWizard block]] when he travels to Japan to research the Fourth War. Unfortunately, his short layover at Shin Tokyo takes a little longer than expected when he accidentally wings [[{{Tsundere}} Benitsubasa]] and gets dragged into the Sekirei Plan. Benitsubasa soon finds to her disappointment that her Ashikabi has lived a rather...[[ChasteHero sheltered]] [[HopelessWithTech life]]. Not that this will stop our protagonist from making the Sekirei Plan a whole lot bloodier...
[=[[reviews:Postnuptial Disagreements]]=]

''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=199012 The War Of Kings]]'' by Pale Wolf
** Fanfiction.Net link is [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7317328/1/The_War_of_Kings here]].
* Recommended by @/{{Jiven}}, nitewind, [=ItsaRandomUsername=]
* Crossover with ''CodeGeass''
* ''Synopsis'': The Holy Grail War is taking place in Fuyuki at the same time Kallen's resistance is stealing CC. When Lelouch protected that purple-haired girl from the fighting between terrorists and Brittanians, he didn't think he will be able to seize an extraordinary opportunity. Lelouch, as Master of Lancer, will try to grasp this wish with his own hands and to destroy Britannia. And doing his level best to put some more 'war' in the Holy Grail War.
* ''Comments'': A newborn fan fiction who shows great promise. Some original flavor, good characterization, good use of drama, and really well-paced action.
[=[[reviews:The War Of Kings]]=]

''[[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/pool/show/5664 Yuru/Zero]]'' by Shimazaki Kazumi
* Recommended by Gunbazca
* Crossover with Manga/YuruYuri
* ''Synopsis'': All of the sudden, seven girls among the cast of Yuru Yuri found themselves in control of the seven Servants of Fate/Zero. Everyday life continues more or less as usual, but will it last?
* ''Tags'': AU fic, Crossover
* ''Comments'': '''Warning for NSFW danbooru ads!''' Well, this is an excellent series with good pacing and significant volume. The melding of the universes could be smoother, but it suffices. It is LighterAndSofter on the Fate/Zero side, but things do take a bad turn midway...
[=[[reviews:Yuru Zero]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8868025/1/Just-An-Unorthodox-Thief Just An Unorthodox Thief]]'' by The Infamous Man
* Recommended by Second Son, @/{{Pastykake}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Crossover with ''Franchise/LupinIII''
* Genre: {{Dramedy}}
* ''Synopsis'': Kotomine Kirei is a troubled man that only participated in the Holy Grail War to serve Tohsaka Tokiomi and meet Emiya Kiritsugu. In order to do both, he attempted to summon Hassan-I-Sabbah as the Servant Assassin. The Grail heard his plea and instead gave Kirei a rather... unorthodox thief. Gilgamesh better keep his Gate of Babylon locked at night...
* Comments: It's about time the Lupin III series got some love. Not only does this fic keep Lupin in character, but it also keeps the dark elements of the first and most recent Lupin anime along with the matureness of Fate/Zero. If anyone is a true Lupin III fan, this fic is for you.
* Now has [[Fanfic/JustAnUnorthodoxThief its own page]]
[=[[reviews:Just An Unorthodox Thief]]=]

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8434761/1/Fate-All-Riders Fate All Riders]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/4197460/ freebiewitz]]
* Recommended by Gemini24
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Crossover with ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''/''Series/KamenRiderStronger/''Series/KamenRiderDecade''/''Series/KamenRiderDenO''/''Series/KamenRiderKiva''
* ''Synopsis'': In a war where the good must fight each other only the one who fights hardest will survive! Every Servant is a Rider, summoned from the throne to heed the call of the Holy Grail. Some fight for themselves, some fight for others and some don't need a reason. The Holy Grail is filled with many heroes, many of them are Riders.
[=[[reviews:Fate All Riders]]=]

''[[http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/3717-From-the-Azure-to-Zero-%28Fate-Zero-Blazblue-Crossover%29/ From Azure To Zero]]''''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9296271/1/From-the-Azure-to-Zero FFN link]]'' by [=Siriel=]
* Recommended by Bdoom
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A crossover of the 4th Holy Grail War with ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', as a certain awkward and clumsy girl from the NOL ends up as Kiritsugu's Servant.
* ''Tags'': Crossover
[=[[reviews:From Azure to Zero]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9597796/1/Conception-Zero Conception/Zero]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1804763/STKmon STKmon]]
* Recommended by dragonfire5000
* ''Status'': In-Progress
* Crossover with ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei''
* ''Synopsis'': The Fourth Holy Grail War is coming, but there are several new players in town. Demons are throwing in their lot with certain Masters, a mysterious man named Cypher is pulling several strings in the war, and mysterious candelabrum are popping up, heralding in terrifying presences...


[[folder:Megacrossover Fics]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8240891/1/Fate_Zero_Sense Fate:Zero Sense]]'' by The Infamous Man
* Recommended by Kishou, @/{{Pastykake}}
* Crossover with at least 6 other fandoms: ([[spoiler: {{Marvel}}, {{Trigun}}, Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion, Manga/{{Bleach}}, TengenToppaGurrenLagann,]] and [[spoiler: {{Naruto}}.]])
* Genre: {{Dramedy}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Grail is bored and decides to spice up the 4th Fuyuki War with different Servants than the Masters intended... save for Kiritsugu's Saber. Berserker is vocal and wants to fight, Archer's a pacifist, Caster is disturbed rather than disturbing, Lancer is a timid kid in a suit, Rider thinks he's the coolest Servant around, and Assassin casually [[NoFourthWall demolishes the fourth wall by asking if he is in]] "the VisualNovel or [[TheAnimeOfTheGame the anime]]" [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the moment he's summoned]]. No one knows what to expect from these wild cards, not even their own Masters.
* It now has its [[Fanfic/FateZeroSense own page]], and a sequel called ''Fate:Stay Away''.
[=[[reviews:Fate Zero Sense]]=]

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9647370/1/Fate-Zero-Sanity Fate: Zero Sanity]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4505830/X-the-Reaper X The Reaper]]
* ''Recommended by'' Tropers/{{Prometheus117}}
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Crossover with at least seven other fandoms'': ([[spoiler:{{Naruto}}, Manga/OnePiece, Manga/SoulEater, Manga/FairyTail]] and [[spoiler:Manga/{{Hellsing}}]])
* ''Synopsis'': The Fourth Holy Grail War has begun. However, Angra Mainyu has decided to replace some of the Servants with more... interesting characters. Now, Servants, old and new, must battle for the Grail in a war unlike no other. Perhaps, for some, fate can be changed. Inspired by The Infamous Man's Fate: Zero Sense. ([[OneOfUs Now with its own page on TvTropes!]])
* ''Comments'': Perhaps the most famous FollowTheLeader example of ''Fanfic/FateZeroSense'', the story takes the basic idea of ''Zero Sense'' and adds it's own spin: Seven Servants are fighting each other, and while the plot and humor in some ways, especially near the beginning, is highly reminiscent of ''FZS'', it starts to develop it's [[DivergentCharacterEvolution own identity]] as it goes along [[spoiler:such as the fact that [[TheOmniscientCouncilofVagueness there's a completely new group working on the sides]]]] and that [[GodOfEvil Angra Mainyu]] [[spoiler:is not alone within the Grail]]. If you enjoyed ''Fate Zero Sense'' or wanted something that took itself a little more seriously at times but with the same idea, I'd recommend it.
* Has its [[Fanfic/FateZeroSanity own page]] and two sequels, ''[[{{Filler}} Fate:OSG]]'' and ''Fate: Stay Nightmare''
[=[[reviews:Fate: Zero Sanity]]=]