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Fanfic Recs: Adventure Time
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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Adventure Time Fan Fics, 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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  • Recommended by Mc123

General Fics

Fireplace by SharpieSam
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Flame Prince sets out to burn Fionna's treehouse to the ground after being rejected. What happens when she finds him caught in the rain and takes him back to her treehouse?
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  • My Brothers by Sailor Water Dragon
    • Recommended by CMR Rosa
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Fionna finally decides to have her boyfriend meet Gumball and Marshall. Unfortunately they already know each other, and still holding grudges.
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  • Truth or Dare Across Ooo by Collector Zero
    • Recommended by CMR Rosa
    • Status: Dormant
    • Synopsis: Finn and Jake are bored and decide to play Truth or Dare. Follow and control their game as it travels across the Land of Ooo and maybe even Aaa.
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  • "The Stasis Project" by Cyrus Campbell
    • Recommended by hisaishi
    • Status: Dormant
    • Synopsis: "Finn has always wondered about his existence. When the past reveals his identity, he must make a choice. Stay with the ones he loves or the ones he wants to love. All the while, one man's imagination tugs at the strings, creating clouds of discord."
    • Pairing: None so far.
    • Comments: The story is yet to be fully realized but it's first chapters have gained well written reviews. The humor sounds like the actual show and doesn't try to force anything on the reader. One user, Ruby Sword (writer of the above The Last Human), points out a Homestuck style of humor. In addition, there are decent references, including Regular Show and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. While one user says it's a crossover due to Mordecai and Rigby's appearance, the author has made known that it is mainly Adventure Time and thus, an Adventure Time fanfic. The only complaint is update time. Months could go by before another chapter resurfaces. In addition, the plot has yet to be fully realized. Overall, the style is nice and the plot shows promise.
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  • "Through The Wreckage" by Hephestus
    • Recommended By bigflatwhat
    • Status: Dormant
    • Synopsis: "A revelation regarding the fate of one of her closest friends drives Marceline to delve into her own past. Revisiting old scars and uncovering truths about her friends, her family, her world, and most importantly herself."
    • Pairing: None
    • Comments: Those of you familiar with the MLP/Doctor Who crossovers Time Lords and Terror and Mines of Dragon Mountain will be pleased to know that Hephestus is once again writing, albeit not for the same fandom. The story takes place directly after the episode 'I Remember You' and utilizes Marceline telling Finn and Jake about her history with the Ice King as a framing device for the main narrative. The main narrative so far has focused on Marceline as a child during the mushroom war and effectively portrays how awful such a scenario must have been. Although quite new, the writing is rich and effective and the characterizations are great. This is definitely a fic to keep an eye on.
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  • "Remember When" by Aruyo
    • Recommended by RoLal
    • Synopsis: "Even with Hambo's expert medical advice," he says, "I'd still like it if you could avoid eating radioactive snowflakes. I don't know if I could handle it if you started glowing in the dark." - Simon & Marceline.
    • Pairing: None.
    • Comments: A very sweet story revolving around Simon and Marceline, set directly after the war. Both characters are presented in a very convincing way, and the ending is nothing if not heartwarming.
      • Either the link doesn't work anymore or the story got deleted, either way I cant access the story. - Sean Devine
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  • Undeath by Carliro
    • Recommended by peryton
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Basically how The Lich thinks and feels. Makes him somewhat more understandable (yet alien), and depending on who you ask even outright bitter, but his reasoning is still quite chilling and inhumane, as he should be.
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  • Marceline's Adventures in a Wasteland by gveret
    • Recommended by rapraccoon
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: After the Mushroom War, the world was mostly magic. But it wasn't all sweet and shiny just yet.
    • Comments: Somewhat older and somewhat Jossed three-shot about a young Marceline surviving and adventuring in a post-apocalyptic, pre-Ooo world. Sometimes sad, sometimes sweet and frequently charming.
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  • Not Going Anywhere by kokadee
    • Recommended by Tetronix
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Marshall Lee decides to pay a visit on Finn.
    • Pairing: Finn and Marshall Lee
    • Comments: This one-shot is both heartbreakingly sad and adorable at the same time. I personally don't like the Finn/Marshall pairing, but the author manages to pull it off.
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  • Connection by Bainaku
    • Recommended by dwarfstar
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Princess Bubblegum makes some discoveries about her relationship with her vampire bud on one of their midnight excursions.
    • Pairing: Princess Bubblegum and Marceline
    • Comments: A heartwarming exploration of Marceline and PB's attraction towards each other, complete with cute science references that are oh so typical for PB. The writing style is also elegant, wordly and detailed, but very far from Purple Prose.
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  • Playback by Oddly Ginger
    • Recommended by priopraxis
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis Finn and Jake stumble upon a thousand year old side-quest.
    • Comments Short, atmospheric, well written and quite melancholy.
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  • "So We All Are Growing Young" by CherryIce
    • Recommended by Bur
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: "Marceline may be a thousand years old, but Princess Bubblegum has been eighteen for a very long time."
    • Pairing: Marceline and Princess Bubblegum
    • Comments: This is a very sweet, dreamy sort of story from the point of view of Princess Bubblegum that explores several things, but mostly her love of knowledge and duty to her kingdom. I wish it was longer!
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  • Ripple by NeoDracula
    • Recommended by Mc123
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis Something seemingly insignificant during the Mushroom War has changed Ooo in a parallel reality... Marceline is the crazy Ice Queen, Simon is the most talented doctor in Ooo and Finn's adoptive father, Jake is a street thug, PB and Shoko are lovers and infamous thieves, and Billy made the ultimate sacrifice against Lich. And that's just the half of it.
    • Pairing: Finn and Marceline, PB and Shoko
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  • Earning the Crown by Xekstrin
    • Recommended by rapraccoon
    • Status: Dormant
    • Synopsis: After a mistake almost costs Marceline her life, a young Princess Bubblegum finds herself indebted to the vampire. Years pass as their relationship shifts from enemies, to friends, to mentor/student, and finally peers. This is how it all begins.
    • Pairing: Marceline and Princess Bubblegum
    • Comments: A fascinating, touching, slightly different Marceline/Bubblegum story. Sparsely updated, but definitely worth it.
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  • The Citadel of Truth by Ooobserver
    • Recommended by Mc123
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis Now 17, Finn the Human has become a mature hero of Ooo. However, repressed feelings for Flame Princess are desperately trying to tear him apart, and the fiery girl knows his pain. As an ancient evil rises to consume all existence, a final chance will present itself to Finn and his friends to not only stop the madness but finally unite a couple struggling for each other's love.
    • Pairing: Finn and Flame Princess
    • Comments It is so far the longest fanfic in Fanfiction's Adventure Time archive
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  • Oh Marceline! Why'd You Have To Turn Thirteen? by MewLuna
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis Marceline is no longer an immortal seventeen year old vampire. Her body has turned thirteen, and it's up to Finn and Jake to help her figure out the mystery of what happened to her. Can she go back to normal? The clock is ticking and time is running out.
    • Pairing: Finn and Marceline
    • Comments While reading through this I felt as if I were watching an actual episode of Adventure time.
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  • Crimson Temptation by PretendPlay
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis "Finn? What happened to you? Are you okay?" Jake looked scared and he had every reason to be. Finn knew he was pretty torn up, but he hesitated on telling his best friend how he got so injured. He just didn't want Jake to get the wrong idea. Marceline… Marceline hadn't meant it. It was an accident.
    • Comments Don't let the title fool you, this is not a shipping fic. This fic deals with the potential dangers that come with being a vampires friend.
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  • A Thousand Summers by Resolve
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis "I swear Finn, you're never gonna grow up." Jake would laugh, and then dog-pile Finn to give him a wet-willie. And as Finn catches Jake in a headlock, he replies the same way he always does. "Growin' up is for suckers!"
    • Comments: In which we see Finn's life from beginning to end, at both times sad and heartwarming.
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  • A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words by tinybit92
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis The Ice King tries to cheer Marceline up when he realizes he's upset her somehow. "You said I took this picture, didn't you? How about you tell me what we were doing when I took the picture?" Set immediately after I Remember You.
    • Comments: A touching look at one of the moments in Simon and Marceline's past.
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  • Shoko by SoundGeare
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis This is the story of Shoko.
    • Comments It's basically an in-depth look at Shoko's life.
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  • Shipping Fics

    Sweet Feelings by overlyemotionalanon
    • Recommended by chisuburaido
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: After all his years protecting the Land of Ooo, Princess Bubblegum decides to thank Finn for his services...but has Finn matured enough to catch on to her advances?
    • Pairing: Princess Bubblegum and Finn (obviously)
    • Comments: Featuring aged-up versions of the characters (for story purposes), this lemon handles the romantic aspect of Finn and PB's relationship rather tastefully, focusing more on their chemistry rather than "mindless screwing." While it does get pretty "hot and heavy," it never goes overboard with its sexuality, which is nice. Overall, it's a nice fic that's sweet, slow, and maybe a little bit awkward (in a good way), despite a few pacing issues.
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  • Finn and Marceline by Planet Cool
    • Recommended by Carth
    • Status: Dormant
    • Synopsis: Jake experiences jealousy and loneliness after Finn starts spending more time with Marceline.
    • Pairing: Finn and Marceline friendship. So far, anyway.
    • Comments: That synopsis is woefully inadequate, but an attempt to explain what this story's about and where it goes would result in my copying the fic word-for-word. If this isn't the best AT fic out there, it's at least the best gen fic. Has the zany feel, snappy dialogue, and subtle bawdiness of the best Adventure Time episodes, not to mention brilliant characterization and action packed action sequences of action. The perfect cure for the end of the season.
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  • The Last Human by Ruby Sword
    • Recommended by Deep C, Xalts, Lord Ed
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: "Following Princess Bubblegum's unexpected marriage to a stranger, a seventeen year old Finn decides to move on from his heartbreak by trying to discover the truth about his heritage, and if he is, in fact, the last of his kind. Finn's POV".
    • Pairing: Finn and Marceline.
    • Comments: This fanfic is quite well written. The dialogue sounds just like it was taken from the series, the new characters are quite interesting and are not Mary Sues. Finn's first person perspective is handled quite well, along with the love triangle between Finn, Princess Bubblegum, and Marceline. At this rate, this fanfiction deserves its own Tropes Article. - Deep C
      • Seconded. The Adventure Time section of FF.net can be a painful trawl but finding gems like this makes it all worth it. Absolutely brilliant - Xalts
      • Also seconded. It's a superb story, the characters are spot-on and the fic itself is extremely well written. I enjoyed the drama and the dialogue was great. If I hadn't known better, I would think I was reading the long-lost script to a scrapped AT finale. Simply beautiful. - Lord Ed
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  • Fast As You Can By: Incognito Joe
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Still battling her evil nature, Marceline runs away from her life with Finn, and has to decide what it is she really wants. Oneshot follow-up story to The Last Human.
    • Pairing: Finn and Marceline.
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  • The Elder God of Chaos by Neverthrive
    • Recommended by Deep C
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: "A character from Marceline's past is coming to destroy the land of Ooo and Finn must stop it, no matter the cost. Marceline X Finn. For the Tree Stumps contest".
    • Pairing: Finn and Marceline.
    • Comments: This is actually a pretty good fanfic. While there are some spelling errors, the flow of this story is well done. The OC known as the Elder God of Chaos is pulled off quite nicely and is anything but a Mary Sue. The part with Billy telling Finn that there is no other way to save Ooo but to sacrifice himself is fairly heart-breaking. I would recommend this fanfic for certain. Plus, the ending with Finn becoming a vampire actually caught me by surprise.
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  • Second Chances by Neverthrive
    • Recommended by Deep C
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: "Finn has adjusted to his new un-life with Marceline, but now a mysterious new group prepares to resurrect an old foe, threatening to devastate Ooo once more".
    • Pairing: Finn and Marceline.
    • Comments: Direct sequel to "The Elder God of Chaos". Once again, this is a pretty well done fanfic and everyone manages to stay in character. The action scenes and the dialogue between Finn and Marceline are fairly amusing.
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  • Be My Escape by The Master Hama
    • Recommended by Jinxed Minx
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: "It was like it needed to rip her apart to get out and then tear him to shreds, too. If you could feel that kind of yearning, you would've taken the chance already."
    • Pairing: Finn and Marceline.
    • Comments: In this fic, The Master Hama shows the dire consequences of being the last human in Ooo. Very well written, and Marceline's and Finn's slightly twisted relationship is both Heartbreaking and Heartwarming. Definitely worth a read.
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  • Be My Escape: What Was by Dark Wrath 20
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: This is not an alternative story. Its more of a add-on to The Masterhama's story.
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  • "Princess Bubblegum, Finn, And The Lich" by MarzTheHuman872
    • Recommended by: Death Note Fan
    • Synopsis: Princess Bubblegum is 13 and Finn couldn't be happier! Until the Lich King returns in the Snail! Major Fubblegum fluff at times! Now complete!
    • Comments: Good story. What's puzzling is that Marceline gets to see Bubblegum 13 years old and doesn't react or ask about it.
      • The story does not appear to be reachable at this time. I cannot access it. - Sean Devine
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  • The Human Condition by Finnthe Manly Human
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: As Finn comes to terms with being single again, a chance event leads him face-first into Fionna, and his life in Ooo is forever changed. (AU Finn/FP breakup)
    • Pairing: Finn and Fionna
    • Comments: Probably the only Finn x Fionna fic worth reading as of now.
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  • A Life to Serve by Low Candela
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: An AU work. Marceline buys Finn as a slave at a young age, not completely sure of her motivation. How will Finn's twisted psyche develop as Marceline molds him into her perfect servant. Rated M for suggestive themes (possible lemon later), and likely violence.
    • Pairing: Finn and Marceline.
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  • Addiction by Low Candela
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Slumped in a steep depression, Finn finds a coping mechanism in a close friend of his; even if he isn't fully aware of the situation... Fair warning, rated M for a significant reason.
    • Pairing: Finn and Marceline.
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  • Saudade by Anonymouslee
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Marshall Lee never expected to take in seven-year-old Marceline, but he does. Years later they're perfect roommates, but what do you do when you fall for someone who shouldn't be in your world? Someone who's you? Then again Marshall Lee does what he wants. Marce Lee all the way.
    • Pairing: Marshall Lee and Marceline
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  • Absolutely by Anonymouslee
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis Ice King's fanfics are so bad, she just has to show him how it's done. So Marceline tells a story about a bad little boy in a made-up world - but then one night he shows up in hers. Marce Lee, set after "Bad Little Boy". Sequel to Saudade. T for now
    • Pairing: Marshall Lee and Marceline
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  • You Would Defy Nature? by Johnas Armitage
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis "We are opposites, you and I." She wanted it, he wanted it, but his tears had been the ultimate betrayal to them both. "It is impossible for us to be together."
    • Pairing: Finn and Flame Princess
    • Comments: A star crossed lovers tale in which Finn tries to find a way to be with Flame Princess.
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  • Eyes Turned Skywards By: Bubblewrap Leech
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis 19. But, then again...
    • Pairing: Marshall Lee and Fionna
    • Comments: Probably one of, if not the best Marshall Lee x Fionna fic.
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  • Tales of the Alternate Universe by 00SparkAchu00
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis Finn Mertens lives for the sake of his family. He always tries his best to be a good boy and help his father bring some bread home. However, his life won't be as easy as it seems. A series of events could lead him to become either his town's greatest hero or villain. It all starts with a ruthless gang, a messy red-haired girl and a mule.
    • Pairing: Farmworld Finn and Flame Princess
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  • Spring Flurries by Black Catula
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis Ice Queen & Fionna have always been mortal enemies. That's basic science! But things stop making sense after Ice Queen starts playing flirty mind games. Why her? Why now? And why does this sudden battle of heroism versus hormone-ism make Fionna so ANGRY? It's a serial romance/comedy/drama ADVENTURE! [Femslash, rated T: action violence, May/December romance, mild sexual content]
    • Pairing: Fionna and Ice Queen
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  • Crossover Fics

    Of Ice and Cold Mortality by Julchen M. Liddell
    • Crossover with: Rise of the Guardians
    • Recommended by: Sean Devine
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: People with ice powers weren't all bad, Marceline supposed.
    • Comments: A one shot look at the friendship between Marceline and Jack Frost.
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