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Fan Fic Recs: Worm
These are recommendations made by Tropers for Worm fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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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.

Abreaction by Jace911.
  • Recommended by pyrotorch246
  • Synopsis: Abreaction has the same basic premise as Here Be Dragons, so Taylor gets Lung's powers instead of her canon ones, and one day she snaps. The story starts after she's been captured by the PRT, and explores just how thoroughly broken Taylor is instead of focusing on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. It also manages to be even more depressing than Worm ever was, which takes some doing.
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  • Bug On A Wire (Spacebattles thread here) by jacobk.
    • Recommended by RazorSmile, Ack Sed
    • Synopsis: No crossover, no alternate trigger events, just Taylor deciding to go the pure vigilante route and making an unexpected ally. Hilarity ensues.
  •  1 reviews
  • Cenotaph by notes. [COMPLETED]
    • Recommended by RazorSmile, USA Bobcat, Nuit Tombee
    • Synopsis: Another high-quality non-crossover, Taylor joins the Wards, only for tragedy to strike. Cue Strategically Calculated Rampage of Revenge.
    • Now has a page here
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  • Clockwork by Xomniac.
    • Recommended by Ack Sed. Seconded by Robinton
    • Synopsis: Lung's gang is attacked by an insane, giggly robot. The fight attracts the attention of the Protectorate. Before anyone can do anything, though, other robots of the same design shut her down and spirit her away. Who is their mysterious creator?
      • Robinton's one complaint: Clockwork's power is, frankly, overpowered. It should be 2-4 powers, not 1. To contrast, everything else: Clockwork gets pitted against enough opponents to largely make up for her overpoweredness, the story has twice its fair share of CMOHs and CMOAs, and it recently got readers to cheer for Armsmaster.

    Gather by CnJLC.
    • Recommended by Racheakt
    • Synopsis: Everything about my powers was wrong. Everything about everything was wrong. Nothing had been right in weeks.
    • Now with a page.
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  • Here Be Dragons by Ryuugi
    • Recommended by Doineedaname
    • Synopsis: When Taylor Triggers she gains Lung's powers. After months of holding back she finally snaps when Emma pushes her too far and begins a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
    • Now has a page here
  •  1 reviews
  • Hope comes to Brockton Bay by Ack
    • Recommended by Hjgz89
    • Synopsis: An angelic superhuman from another dimension arrives in the Wormverse. And she has one superpower no one else has: being nice. Hope then proceeds to completely overthrow the status quo.
    • Now has a page of its own.
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  • Looking Glass (prologue) and Shattered Glass by throwaawy
    • Recommended by Gorkamorka, Zeyrha
    • Synopsis: Looking Glass is a Master-class parahuman with a superpower that allows him to summon a female version of himself as a spectral minion. A Psychic Link allows the two to share information with each other instantaneously and he primarily uses his abilities as a scout of for the rest of his group. Together, they deal with small-time crooks, low-level parahuman crimes, and... paperwork.
      But Glass is keeping a secret from the others... his powers aren't quite what they appear to be...
    • Tags: Trope page; AU; OCs; Complete at 24 chapters.
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  • Neurocracy by Frantic Author
    • Recommended by spacemonkey37
    • Synopsis: In some worlds, Taylor is a hero. In others, a villain. And sometimes, however rarely, she walks the lines betwixt and between.
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  • Propagation by CnJLC.
    • Recommended by Racheakt
    • Synopsis: What is different is the outcome. If Eden had been even slightly better prepared, Propogation is what might very well have transpired. "The Cycle must continue."
    • Now with a page.
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  • Silencio by DeviantD
  •  1 reviews
  • Worm d20 by throwaawy
    • Recommended by Zeyrha
    • Synopsis: You know that one gamer, the one who breaks into every house and turns the place inside-out in their search for loot? That adventurer who slaughters everything in their path for XP? What if the events of Worm were a group of friends simply playing a pen & paper RPG? What if the protagonist could best be described as one such adventurer?
  •  1 reviews
  • Copacetic by Materia-Blade
    • Recommended by russianspy1234
    • Synopsis: Billed as a sequel to Worm, however Taylor is not on Earth Aleph, but on a different unexplored Earth instead. Capes have only started to emerge very recently, and Taylor is trying to stay out of it and lead a normal life. Emphasis on "trying."
  •  1 reviews
  • Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

    Walkabouts by FineBalancer. (Space Battles thread here )
    • Pairings: Amy/Taylor
    • Recommended by Lavanya Six
    • Synopsis: Post-Leviathan, Taylor is living in a shelter, angry and adrift. A chance encounter puts her on a different course as she struggles to correct previous mistakes, and find a place for herself in this nebulous world of heroes and villains. (AU, post 8.07)
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  • Stories with some characters of one Verse into a different one, or just with characters of different settings / stories. Can amp up to Mega Crossover.

    An Imago of Rust and Crimson by Earth Scorpion
    • Recommended by Racheakt and spacemonkey37
    • New World of Darkness/Worm Crossover
    • Synopsis: Are we all just insects, blindly squirming through life? Will we all die tomorrow when an Endbringer shows up? Who’s the person thinking this? Who’s the person reading this? Hell, who’s the person writing this?
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  • Fiend, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Green Sun (FFN link) by logiccosmic.
    • Recommended by RazorSmile, throwaawy, and spacemonkey37
    • Synopsis: In this crossover between White Wolf’s Exalted setting and the Wormverse, Taylor Hebert failed in her moment to become something more. But with her failure, she was Chosen.
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  • Goblin Queen by Biigoh (multiple threads, title links to first. Fanfiction.net version here)
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  • Hope Through Overwhelming Firepower by Border42
    • DieBuster crossover
    • Recommended by Assana73
    • "Synopsis:" Wherein the greatest threat to humanity is keeping Taylor happy.
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  • Memoirs Of A Human Flashlight by Golden Lark
    • Recommended by Ack Sed and spacemonkey37
    • Synopsis: Taylor stops and thinks, examining why the bullying is going on. A carefully-worded email to the PRD bullying helpline leads to the bullying stopping - in the most dramatic way possible.
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  • Morphosis by NonSequtur
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  • Mother Of Vengeance by Leliel.
    • Recommended by Angel Form,
    • Crossover: Birthright.
    • Synopsis: Taylor kills a monster and inherits its power. The universe is never going to be the same again.
    • Has a page here

    She Who Skitters In Shadows (FFN Link) by Gibbousmoons.
    • Recommended by RazorSmile, Ack Sed and spacemonkey37
    • Synopsis: Taylor Hebert, She Who Skitters in Shadows, is Earth Bet’s first Abyssal Exalt. Yes, that’s one of the nasty kinds. Good thing she’s such a nice person, eh? Chapters come in 5-7 separate thousand word installments, and six chapters have been posted.
    • Has a trope page here that urgently Needs More Love.
    • Status: Dead. The author did thoughtfully post an outline of things that could have been, covering the events up to "just after Leviathan".
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  • Starry Eyes by helnae (Space Battles thread here )
    • Cthulhu Mythos crossover
    • Recommended by spacemonkey37
    • Synopsis: Where a girl finds true friends when she looks within. And where friends see what lies beneath the surface.
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