Fan Fic Recs: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 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 and to add it at the bottom of whichever folder you're adding it to.

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From Darkness into the Light by FringeDivision2008
  • Recommended by: Evil Panda
  • Synopsis: Faced with the task of killing the only goodness in his life just to prove loyalty, Grant Ward surrenders to the team. Can he earn back their trust and respect or will he forever be labeled a traitor? Has he lost the only good thing in his life because of his actions or can he gain Skye back? Can Coulson pull another Romanoff and turn Ward into an asset? Based on 1x21 Ragtag promo (AU)
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From Darkness: a Grant Ward Story by skyewardfitzsimmonsphilinda
  • Recommended by: Evil Panda
  • Synopsis: When you come from hell, it's hard to believe you deserve anything better. And when you've carried secrets alone for so long, it's damn near impossible to believe that there's anyone out there who could share your burden. The team's journey, from Ward's perspective. I believe in Grant Ward, and I believe there is hope at the end of the story.
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A Spy Like Me by Riley Holden
  • Recommended by: Evil Panda
  • Synopsis: After the Battle of New York, Grant Ward decides that he no longer wants Hydra to win its war with SHIELD and becomes a triple agent. Nick Fury gives him orders to work with Coulson's team in order to get valuable intelligence on Hydra but Grant finds his triple status and working with a team quite difficult.
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Shield by Qweb
  • Recommended by: Alienof Doom
  • Synopsis: Coulson gives Ward a history lesson.
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What's Behind Door Number 4? by Mecha74
  • Recommended by: 2wingo
  • Synopsis: An AOS/Carrie crossover fic. "Carrie White has survived, and finds herself cornered by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But things do not go as she expects them to. Based on the new 2013 Carrie movie. Story crosses over into ALL Marvel movies, not just Marvel Studios films. Be warned, there are spoilers for...well everything. Rated T for language and violence."
  • Comments: A very interesting What If? fic, it's very easy to get drawn into the story as Carrie works to create a new life for herself, Coulson helping her every step of the way. The author is good enough to have as few spoilers for the movies and TV show as possible, though some are inevitable.

The Metro by ChandaK562
  • Recommended by: bissek
  • Synopsis: Director Fury's car is towed while he and several of his top agents participate in Congressional hearings, so he decides that they'll take the metro back to the Triskelion. Shortly after they get on, Coulson's team, who is spending the day at the Smithsonian while Coulson is with Fury, stumbles on a terrorist plan to blow up DC's subway network...
  • Comments: An interesting blend of drama and humor.

Conversation Hearts by amandajoyce118
  • Recommended by: kiapet
  • Synopsis: Snippets of conversations amongst members of Coulson's team. An alphabet challenge.
  • Comments: A collection of oneshots featuring character interactions throughout season 1. Everyone is remarkably in-character, and it ranges from hilarious to heartbreaking.
  • Now has a sequel, Confetti Canon, which does the same for Season 2

Sometimes I Hate The Life I Made by Emilie Hardie
  • Recommended by: Lit Bits
  • Now with its own Trope page.
  • Synopsis: Skye isn't too impressed when she hears that her Dad - Tony Stark - has made a killer AI so she goes undercover with Ultron to help stop him. She didn't count on actually liking her pseudo-younger brother.
  • Comments: An excellent full-length fic with plot out the wazoo, a lot of fun moments and an increasingly epic scale. It and the future sequels are on a weekly (if shaky) schedule and the author is very active in the comments so there's always new material to be found.