Fanfic Recs: Attack on Titan

Proof that the remaining 10% are worth attacking a Titan on its face for here. Fanfic Recommendations for Attack on Titan. Needs more love. Recommendations for fanfics in which have events and plot lines relating to the manga that have not yet occurred in the anime should have Spoiler Tags marked appropriately.


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Homestyle by joouheika
  • Recommended by Y.S. Jennis
  • Rating: Gen
  • Pairing practically invisible Eren/Levi. Really, it's so small, you can write it off as a general fic.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:Eren is a really good cook. Lives are changed. Some ruined forever.
  • Comments: Hilarious. Why are you still dallying? GO READ IT.

Soldier On by Congragulation
  • Recommended by SyncreticVenture
  • Rating: Gen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Eren goes to Levi's room one night to seek advice about how to stay strong even when surrounded by death. What results is a development of Levi's character that surprises Eren, and makes him re-evaluate his role in the Survey Corps. A relatively short story that manages to be quite touching.

The Enemy by Anonymous
  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Rating: Explicit, trigger warnings for rape and torture
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: AU where Levi's squad didn't die horrible deaths during the 57th Expedition. Levi is captured by the Military Police who interogate him as to Eren's whereabouts. Terrible, terrible things happen.

The Hunger by synergenic
  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Rating: M for gorn
  • Pairing: Reiner/Bertholdt
  • Status: One-shot
  • Synopsis: They're alone, they're lost, and they're freezing. They have no food but Reiner and Bertholt have an idea. (("They're hungry," Reiner says, as he hacks through the last inch of flesh and skin keeping his leg part of his body, "and I'm feeding them."))
  • Comments: Holy shit, this is hotdarkwrongwrongwrong.

Untitled
  • Recommended by fsdfsdfsd.
  • Synopsis: A story where Levi is Jewish, and how his faith affects his character and his view on the world.

What are Friends For?
  • Recommended by fsdfsdfsd
  • Pairings: Mild AnniexArmin
  • Spoilers: For ch. 31 and ch. 42.
  • Synopsis: Annie tries to fulfill her duties while a member of the 104th trainees squad. Thanks to her fellow trainees, she fails. Repeatedly.

We're Gonna Need A Bigger Everything
  • Recommended by fsdfsdfsd
  • Synopsis: Eren is stuck in Titan form. His friends, family, and commanding officers adjust.

As Long As Everybody Pays Their Share
  • Recommended by Harostar
  • Pairings: None. Mikasa and Reiner centric.
  • Rating: Gen
  • Status: Completed.
  • Spoilers: Very, very subtle hints concerning ch. 31 and ch. 42.
  • Synopsis: Winter survival training for the 104th takes a turn for the worse, when members of the 104th are forced to deal with a local legend and a very human monster. A creepy, wonderfully in-character story.

Eleven Years Old and Crime Lords by Airen Rin
  • Recommended by: Miragician
  • Status: Completed.
  • Synopsis: When Wall Maria fell, a lot of people were suddenly displaced. A lot of people were desperate to get by. And so Eren, Mikasa and Armin turn to crime to make ends meet...
  • Comments: An interesting and darker take on the lives of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin after the fall of Wall Maria.

Baobab by Chellodello
  • Recommended by: Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairings: None. Background, barely mentioned Marco/Jean.
  • Status: One-shot
  • Synopsis: He doesn't make a very good grief counselor. Or: Levi has 99 problems and 98 of them are the 104th.
  • Comments: Levi being a badass drill sergeant and a badass grief counselor at the same time.

Fly
  • Recommended by Miragician
  • Pairings: None.
  • Rating: Gen
  • Status: Completed.
  • Spoilers: Concerning the more recent chapters of the manga
  • Synopsis: Moments in the life of one Bertholdt Hoover, from childhood up until the Day of Disbanding.

Marks by Asuralucier
  • Recommended by: Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairings: None. Erwin/Levi if you squint hard enough.
  • Status: One-shot
  • Spoilers: None
  • Synopsis: Upon joining the Survey Corps, Levi needs a surname. He chooses Smith.

Attachment by Cigamina
  • Recommended by: Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairings: None.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "I've realized for myself that sometimes… it needs submission to gain freedom." The boy didn't respond to that, all he got was a long, contemplating stare – and he got the feeling that it was exactly what he wanted to get.
  • Comments: The history of Erwin and Levi from the very beginning.

Makes Me Feel Like I'm Falling Down by Veto_power_over_clocks
  • Recommended by: Daikon Taiko
  • Pairings: None.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Raising a titan shifter in the Survey Corps isn't easy, but at least there's the comfort that you won't have to do it alone. Now your only worries are surviving the next expedition and making sure the kid doesn't do anything that might make him qualify as a threat and get him dissected. (Hanji Zoë wanted to kill titans and bring glory to humanity. Then she found Eren Yeager.)
  • Comments: A surprisingly sweet AU of Hange taking in a 5 year old Eren while out on an expedition. It switches between the adorable innocence of children and dark seriousness of adults who don't know what to do with a child who can turn into a Titan.

Levi's by Ketita
  • Recommended by: abec, Y.S. Jennis
  • Pairings: None.
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Levi declares a one-man war on the sorry state of the military's pants (because whoever decided white was a good color for them was clearly an imbecile). Irvin is worried.
  • Comments: An absolutely hilarious story that takes the pun of Levi's name being the same as that of a certain well known brand of jeans and runs with it.

The Three Musketeers by Lulu-ichigo
  • Recommended by: Daikon Taiko
  • Pairings: Mild Levi/Hange, but the focus is on the relationship between Mike, Levi and Hange.
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: The adventures of Levi, Zoe, and Mike. Will contain silliness and death. But mostly death, because that's just how it is in the Scouting Legion. Non-linear.
  • Comments: The end of the series is somewhat sudden, but since it follows the events of the manga, especially in the last few chapters, is to be expected.

Witness by AlltheAces
  • Recommended by Drgyen
  • Rating: Gen
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Fear is often temporary but grief has a nasty tendency to linger. How does a young woman from the twenty-first century deal with being reborn into a world infested with man-eating titans?

If At First You Don't Succeed... by Feneris
  • Recommended by: fsdfsdfsd
  • Rating: Gen
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: In which the 104th Cadet Corp finds themselves locked in a time-loop centered around the battle of Trost, Jean bemoans the fact that he's always the last one standing, and thus the one who has to clean up after everyone, superior officers wonder just what the hell Shadis is feeding the kids in basic, people loose dignity betting on titan fights, Armin comes up with a brilliant plan to beat the armored titan, and Marco always dies. Always.
  • Spoilers: Hints at spoilers up to chapter 42

Prophecy? by Anonymous
  • Recommended by: fsdfsdfsd
  • Rating: Gen
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Synopsis: It's not until after the reclaiming of Trost that a cult starts to spring up around the Rogue Titan (and Eren). By the time of Eren's trial there are a large group who're part of that cult; they crowd into the courtroom to show their support and start a massive yelling match with the Wall Cult. Confused Eren is confused. After Eren is handed over to the Scouting Legion, the crowd somehow manages to track/follow/stalk him all the way to the Scouting Legion HQ, where they congregate around the walls and make major nuisances of themselves, getting in the way and driving everyone nuts. (From Prompt Post)

Connections by Anonymous
  • Recommended by: fsdfsdfsd
  • Rating: Gen
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Synopsis: Need mass amounts of illicit booze for your underage training cohort? Talk to Kirstien, he knows a guy. Need blacklisted books? Arlert knows a guy. Need a covert way into Sina and the means to impersonate a noble? Lenz knows a guy. (From Prompt Post)

Vigilantia Pretium Libertatis by aradian_nights
  • Recommended by: secretlystephaniebrown
  • Rating: Gen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Five years ago, an accident freed Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlelt from an experiment that forced the most extraordinary powers onto them. After five years of separation, of being raised apart to be heroes by a set of three very different adults, they meet again. As they uncover the truth behind their captivity they realize being free and being heroes are sadly nothing but an illusion.
  • Comments: A fantastic, well written, well characterized, shocking, and just flat out amazing AU. The author manages to include all the characters, and writes them well, and the plot just keeps coming. The twists are shocking (although some of them a close reader might be able to see coming), and the author has great insight into both the universe and the characters. Definitely one of the best fics in the fandom.

City Comma State by Forced Simile
  • Recommended by theinfamouswordsmith
  • Rating: Mature for some suggestive material and triggering language
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Levi/Hange, Erwin/Marie, Mike/Nanaba, Oluo/Petra
  • Synopsis: Inside the walls of his carefully maintained house, Levi has lived in peace, succeeding in leading the private life he's always wanted. This all changes when Hange moves next door and unknowingly infiltrates his life. That day he received a grim reminder...that he was capable of making friends.
  • Comments: An amazing AU that manages to keep everyone in character but maintain a distinct story, City Comma State is heartwarming, hilarious, and tragic. This may be the best Levi/Han, if not the best AU that you'll read.

Photographs to You by KarainRed
  • Recommended by kilala2tail
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and Eren Jaeger has a lot to say.
  • Comments: A reincarnation into a modern setting that leaves Eren and Mikasa searching for their missing piece. Is a short read that has a wonderful platonic soulmates feel to it.

     Shipping 
Free As A Bird[1] by tryingthiswritingthing[2]
  • Pairings: Petra Ral & Levi Ackerman
  • Status: ongoing
  • Rating: M
  • Synopsis: so, recalling the expression 'free as a bird', Morton Feldman went to a park one day and spent some time watching our feathered friends. When he came back, he said, “You know, they're not free...they're fighting over bits of food.”

Promises to Keep by RL_BlackRose
  • Recommended by SyncreticVenture
  • Pairings: Oluo Bozad/Petra Rall, Auruo Bossard/Petra Ral, one-sided Levi/Petra (mild)
  • Status: Complete
  • Rating: T for mentions of blood and death. Spoilers through episode 22 of the anime.
  • Synopsis: Petra wakes up to find her own dead body, smashed brutally against a tree. As she comes to realize what has happened to her and most of her comrades, she realizes that to move on, they all must find peace—whatever that means to each of them.

L'humanité D'un Monstre by FreyrFnk
  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairing: Levi/Erwin
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: Mature for violence, sexual content
  • Synopsis: From the underworld to the Recon Corps, it was an interesting journey to make and Rivaille couldn't say he regretted a moment of it. Starts before Recon.
  • Comments: Holy shit, this fic is hot, dark, and wrong in all the most delicious ways.

It's Funny Because Eren Can't Read by Blake Broflovski
  • Recommended by: Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren (developing)
  • Status: On-going
  • Synopsis: As part of the Scouting Corps, Eren is required to read certain documents. One problem: he's illiterate. Levi offers to teach him how to read and write.
  • Comments: Really sweet and well-characterized. Employs a lot of black humor.

Perfect Freedom by Ketita
  • Recommended by: Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairing: Levi/Eren
  • Status: One-shot
  • Rating: Teen
  • Synopsis: Trust is not something that can come automatically; it has to be learned. Before Eren can expect to be trusted by his teammates, he has to learn to trust himself - and Levi is determined to help him. (Or, Eren has claustrophobia. Levi teaches him not to fear.)

It Goes Like This (The Minor Fall, The Major Lift) by Byuldeureul
  • Recommended By: Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairings:Pre-Erwin/Levi
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: T
  • Synopsis: Erwin is twenty-something-odd when he realizes he hasn’t the slightest idea why he took up leadership of the Scouting Legion as its new Commander in the first place. The proof, he'll discover in the years to follow, comes in the form of a boy. A boy who – fifteen, fire-eyed, and the first (the only) person Erwin has ever trusted this much - reminds Erwin of what it means to live.
  • Comments: Ermagerd, stop whatever you're doing and read this naooo. It's absolutely perfect.

Devotion by Countess Dorkula
  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairing: Eren/Mikasa
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: T for language, themes
  • Synopsis: Kink meme fill in which Eren and Mikasa must face the repercussions of letting Eren take his anger out in the form of having sex with his childhood friend, leading to an unwanted pregnancy.

Losing Control by HighQueen
  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairings: Mikasa/Eren (developing)
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Rating: T for violence, mentions of child abuse
  • Synopsis: Squads are changed, confessions made, past sins dug up and hidden feelings discovered. Eren struggles with his conflicted feelings for Mikasa, now having to compete with Jean for her attention, and his own self-control, as the battle with the Titans rages outside the physical walls, and inside his own.
  • Comments: Absolutely fabulous characterization, and it stays true to the horrible, gritty cynicism of the series.

Warmth
  • Recommended by MrTerrorist
  • Pairings: Annie / Eren
  • Synopsis: Set during their time together in the 104th Trainees Squad, Eren meets Annie in the woods for some one-on-one combat training. Or at least, that was the original plan. Sometimes, cold and broken hearts come together and create their own warmth.

Tea
  • Recommended by crystallize
  • Pairings: Levi / Mikasa
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: In which tea becomes a ritual.

Enough of a Reward by daphnerunning
  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairing: Erwin/Levi
  • Rating: Mature
  • Synopsis: Irvin's superiors give him a shiny new medal for surviving, but Levi just wants something from his new Commander. Hot sexy times ensue.
  • Comments: Shamelessly hot and shamelessly good.

Audacity by Shoi
  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairing: Erwin/Levi
  • Rating: M
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Erwin believed beyond a shadow of a doubt that Levi had climbed that wall. ((The origin story of Erwin, Levi, and their roles in the Survey Corps.))

Human by RL_BlackRose
  • Recommended by SyncreticVenture
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren
  • Rating: M in later chapters, for light smut and graphic depictions of violence.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Levi didn’t expect to fall in love. Eren didn’t expect to be fallen in love with. Neither of them expected Eren to start losing control of his titan form- and no one could’ve predicted what came next.

Coping by Cigamina
  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Pairing: Erwin/Levi
  • Rating: T for suggestive language
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Spoilers: For the female Titan arc.
  • Synopsis: Erwin and Levi after the failed 57th expedition. As much WAFF as one could expect given the events that precede the fic.

Until the End by Little_Details_That_count
  • Recommended by Daikon Taiko
  • Pairing: Levi/Hange
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Their relationship was as abnormal as the titans themselves. But with it came a sort of bliss. Over the years, their bond grows and develops into something of complexity and simplicity all at once. And it all began with a round of combat.

Mornings by echoesofblue
  • Recommended by Daikon Taiko
  • Pairing: Levi/Hange
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: From Levi and Hanji's first shared morning to their last and all the mornings in between.

Count the Ways by cherrypikkins
  • Recommended by nicktoonhero
  • Rating: M (warnings for language, violence/gore, CREEPINESS and trigger warnings for unhealthily obsessive/controlling relationships.)
  • Pairings: Reader/Bertholt, Connie, Eren, Marco, Jean, Reiner and Armin, all of them which go horribly, horribly, wrong.
  • Status: One-shot
  • Synopsis: You are a recruit of the 104th Training Division. What started out as a dark, but silly ritual turned into a fight for survival as the men of the division become violently attached to you.
  • Comments: Be Careful What You Wish For, that is all. That being said, the fic portrays the characters rather well before the curse starts to corrupt them. Even when the characters become unusually deranged, it nicely creates the atmosphere of the situations given without needing to go overboard.
    • It is very chilling to see so many characters you've come to love and become so attached to suddenly become psycho Yanderes.

these clothes don't fit us right by sparklecringe
  • Recommended by Bookwormtiff
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Status: One-shot
  • Pairings: Eren/Armin, Levi/Erwin, Levi/Eren
  • Synopsis: Armin's mouth is full of stars, but the world is dark, and Eren knows that real life doesn't look like pictures in books. "The first time I saw you I was twelve," Eren says, his tongue loose and bitter with vine...
  • Comments: The most devastatingly heartbreaking fic there is; it will clench your heart tight and squeeze the tears from your eyes. A beautifully rendered story of love and loss and a recovery that never quite gets there, for their other halves have fallen away.

Methods of Control by luchia
  • Recommended by Bookwormtiff
  • Rating: General
  • Status: One-shot
  • Pairings: Levi/Erwin
  • Synopsis: Erwin comes back with a bloody stump instead of an arm and Levi does the only thing he can to keep him safe because clean means safe.
  • Comments: In which Levi cleans, and cleans, and cleans - and fuck, it can never be enough. A new insight into Levi's cleaning foibles. Sweet and sad and hectic; wonderfully characterized and very well-written.

The 6th Ward by [3]
  • Recommended by: Miyukimae123
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren.
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: A comedy about being dead. Levi is finally returning to work as a nurse after recovering from a car crash that nearly killed him. Nothing says "welcome back" like realizing he's lost his marbles and can see the disembodied spirits of the comatose patients in the 6th ward. He begrudgingly helps them learn how to be dead. It's some real Sixth Sense shit, and everyone refuses to be Bruce Willis. Why won't anyone be Bruce Willis in this damn metaphor. We can't all be Haley Joel Osment. Eren, the newest coma patient in the 6th ward, has six months to learn how to be dead. Good luck, kid. (From the summary in AO 3)
  • Comments: Despite the somewhat depressing-sounding premise, the story is hilarious, as seen in the synopsis. In fact, it's mostly witty humor, character development, and deep introspection about life and life after death. Doesn't mean it won't make you cry though.

Like Poison From a Wound by Mysecretfanmoments
  • Recommended by: Handle Handler
  • Pairings: Annie/Armin.
  • Rating: M
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Annie wakes up from her crystal slumber. Armin tries to win her over to humanity's side.
  • Comments: Anything I could say would take time away from you reading the story, Go!

A Willing Replacement by pinksnowboots
  • Recommended by: Handle Handler
  • Pairings: Mikasa/Jean. There's others, but there very mild.
  • Rating: M
  • Status: It reads complete with its four chapters, but there could be more.
  • Synopsis: Jean has long since come to terms with the fact that Mikasa is unattainable for him (everyone knows she's in love with Eren) when she walks into his room and asks him to kiss her.
  • Comments: Jean and Mikasa are in-character but written subtley, which alone makes it worth the read.

Ereri 365 Project by Nowl
  • Recommended by: Alertenet
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 365 moments in the lives of Eren and Levi. ((One new chapter every day until next year))

Playing Favorites by Ketita
  • Recommended by: Alertenet
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren
  • Rating: Teen
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Synopsis: In which Levi seems determined to spoil Eren rotten, whether he likes it or not. (For the record, Eren hadn't expected his confession to lead to this sort of thing at all).

     AUs 
On the Shoulder of a Giant
  • Recommended by Velkyn Karma
  • Pairings: N/A, gen
  • Rating: PG-13/teen and up (mostly some violence and a little cursing)
  • Synopsis: The Scouting Legion receives word of a rogue titan in the battle of Trost. They didn't know what to expect - it certainly wasn't Jaeger. An AU that is amazingly well written, which speculates on how things might have turned out if Eren had always been an Abnormal Titan, and not a shifter. Includes both a solid plot as well as a few (surprisingly fluffy) moments with Titan!Eren and the Survey Corps.

1994
  • Recommended by dellyskoll
  • Pairings: Various, mostly Levi / Eren
  • Rating: M. NSFW, bad language, the works.
  • Synopsis: Set during the 90s, where the characters face normal teenage issues instead of man-eating titans. Strangely heartwarming. Beware of an attack on feels instead.

An Anthem for Sheltered Bays (Also available in AO3, although the one in the kink meme is up-to-date)
  • Recommended by Miyukimae123
  • Pairings: Levi / Eren
  • Rating: M in later chapters, but nothing too graphic. Also manages to give spoilers about the manga itself despite being an AU.
  • Status: In progress.
  • Synopsis: Rivaille is saved by a merman after getting shipwrecked out at sea. Fluff and angst ensue.
  • Now with trope page!

To You Two Thousand Years Ago Now in AO3
  • Recommended by Miyukimae123
  • Rating: G
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In a universe where titans are nothing but the past, an archaeological discovery is made; a crystal, supposedly coming from the year 853, with a living being inside.

Wolves of the North by ShinjiShazaki
  • Recommended by Zearth
  • Rating: Adult
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Christa/Ymir, Annie/Mikasa
  • Synopsis: "Christa Renz had long hoped to be of some use to her kingdom, her king. She had worked diligently to this end for years, and was surprised when something seemed to come of it and she was summoned by King Reiss. She was not expecting to be asked to deliver a letter. She was not expecting to be asked to deliver a letter to the wolf queen of the north. She will expect what the letter says even less."
  • Comments: Wow, talk about hilarious is hindsight.

No One Knows by Wizard In Black
  • Recommended by Harostar
  • Rating: Adult (Bad Language, Sex, Underaged Drinking, Drug Use, some violence and Abuse, Homophobic Slurs.)
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Reiner/Bertolt, Erwin/Bertolt, Ymir/Krista, Jean/Annie, Reiner/Krista (as The Beard for each other), hints of Erwin/Levi.
  • Synopsis: "Reiner and Bertholdt used to be best friends, but then high school happened." (High School AU with drama related to homophobia, coming out, bad decisions, and Erwin being there to be a Sex God.)

Jaeger's Got Talent! by Cheese Time
  • Rating: PG-13, but you can place good money that it will go up sooner or later. There's a lot of dirty language, and the story's heading towards some sexy, sexy times.
  • Status: Very new, on-going
  • Pairings: Eren/Levi forever OTP
  • Synopsis: "Eren, Connie, Jean and Armin are going to form an elite boyband under the management of Erwin Smith. Their goal: to win glory and fangirls, and become the biggest hit in Japan. But it will not be an easy road. Can the boys become international sensations and top the charts, or will Eren be too distracted by superstar Levi on the way? Modern Japan AU." Within which Eren (who is portrayed as too gay to function) endlessly pursues Japan's number 1 pop singer known only as "Heichou". Hilarity ensues. There are heavy Vocaloid and jpop references here (although you can enjoy the story perfectly fine without them), but if you're a vocaloid fan, this is ABSOLUTELY the fic for you.

Art of War by catsonfire
  • Recommended by: abec
  • Pairing: Levi/Eren (other side pairings include Jean/Marco, Ymir/Christa, Mikasa/Annie and Reiner/Bertolt.)
  • Status: Completed
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Synopsis: Noisy neighbors, nursling dinosaurs, satanic box cutters, shitty convenience store management, the word 'fuck', hereditary (but not really) homosexuality, beer and ramen, pennies, truck stops, strippers, closets, semi-public defacing, rings, house parties, "recreational" drug use, accidental rendezvous, toxic stew (don't eat the stew), nice abs, housewives—batteries not included, over-educational movie sessions, copious domesticity, kittens named after landlords, a shit joke at participating locations, and many, many happy endings. Alternatively: A modern AU in which Eren moves into the apartment directly above Levi's.
  • Comments: Brilliantly written, surprisingly touching at points, laugh out loud hilarious and never gets old on multiple read-throughs. What more do you want?

The Little Titan Café by pocketsizedtitan
  • Recommended by abec
  • Pairing: Levi/Eren, with hints of other pairings like Jean/Marco, Armin/Annie and Ymir/Christa
  • Status: Completed
  • Rating: Teen and up
  • Synopsis: Just another cliche AU in which Eren works as a barista in his mother’s café, specializing in latte art. And then there’s Levi, who’s not exactly your typical patron, because, well, he’s blunt and rude (which Eren supposes isn’t that much different from regular customers) but mostly he just confuses Eren’s poor little homosexual heart.
  • Comments: The synopsis really doesn't do this fic justice. It's probably one of the best written stories on AO 3. It manages to balance a large number of different elements - there's humour, obviously romance, a little angst in places, and fluff abounds. The main pairing is written as a wonderfully slow build, and manages to ooze sexual tension and chemistry without going over the Teen rating. The funny moments are funny, the sweet moments are fluffy and wonderful, and it's just a joy to read. Even if it claims to be a cliché coffee shop AU, it manages to be unique and enjoyable: a cute little fic about falling in love at a coffee shop.

Attack on Space
  • Recommended by dabeccanator
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 1000 Years into the future humanity has left Earth in search of a new planet which they can inhabit. However between Earth and their new home lies creatures known as the Titans that only seem set on wiping out man kind. Will Humanity succeed or will it parish?
  • Comments: This is actually not a fanfiction but a fanmade audio play made by the 104th voice squad. This is the first of many Attack on Titan audio plays that started to trend earlier this year, and the benefit of listening to this is that it's already complete so you don't have to wait until the next episode comes out like other audio plays which you have to wait for them to finish the next episode or even get started (If they don't get canceled sometime during the development). It should also be noted that there's going to be a live action adaptation to this which will come in the near future.

City Comma State by Forced Simile
  • Recommended by theinfamouswordsmith
  • Rating: Mature
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Levi/Hange, lowkey Mike/Nanaba, Oruro/Petra, and Erwin/Marie
  • Synopsis: "Inside the walls of his carefully maintained house, Levi has lived in peace, succeeding in leading the private life he's always wanted. This all changes when Hange moves next door and unknowingly infiltrates his life. That day he received a grim reminder...that he was capable of making friends."
  • Comments: Slow build featuring nonbinary Hange Zoe. Honestly one of the most in-character Levi fics I've ever read, which is saying something.

My Beating Heart by Lownly
  • Recommended by Arviassu
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Mainly Jean/Marco, with minor pairings Krista/Ymir and Bertolt/Reiner
  • Rating: Teen.
  • Synopsis: "In which Marco is a friendless college freshman with a penchant for creeping on the guy with the two-toned hair in his Astronomy class. Considering the fact that this is a jeanmarco fic, they'll probably end up becoming friends and, I dunno, maybe fall in love with each other. Sarcasm aside, this is a lame, unoriginal college AU complete with fun, fluff, and angst. Expect cruel canon references and half-jokes aplenty. The story of how Marco Bodt offered up his beating heart to Jean Kirschtein."

His Beating Heart by Lownly
  • Recommended by Arviassu
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Mainly Jean/Marco, with minor pairings Krista/Ymir and Bertolt/Reiner
  • Rating: Mature.
  • Synopsis: Companion piece to My Beating Heart. "In which Jean is a grumpy loser and struggles to get through his first year of college, his three suitemates being about 92% of his struggle. He's got awful chronic nightmares, is emotionally disconnected, and he constantly feels like someone is watching him every time he goes to Astronomy. The usual college problems, yeah....? Yeah. But hey, that freckled guy in the row behind him looks familiar. Are they friends? Maybe they will be soon. Maybe they will be more than friends. Just another unoriginal college AU filled to the brim with silly shenanigans, cute dorks, and soul-crushing angst. The story of how Marco Bodt offered up his beating heart to Jean Kirschtein."

The Intern by Lutte
  • Recommended by Alertenet
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren, Armin/Jean (temporary), Sasha/Connie, Levi/Erwin, Armin/Erwin
  • Rating: Explicit.
  • Synopsis: Armin was convinced that it was the opportunity of a lifetime, but Eren just saw it as just another chance to fail. Nothing good could possibly come out of an internship in a stuffy office at Survey Corporation. Eren would have been content to sit and watch the remainder of his senior year pass him by. However, after one elevator trip, Eren finds himself questioning everything he thought he knew about life and himself.

Droplets by theprophetlemonade
  • Recommended by Alertenet
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Jean/Marco
  • Rating: Mature.
  • Synopsis: Jean Kirschtein is not entirely sure why they need someone to clean the pool when no-one ever seems to swim in the darn thing, but when his socialite mother just can't stop ogling the new pool boy, Jean realises she might not be the only one. Apparently balancing a growing relationship with the freckled pool boy is harder than it looks, when coupled with a more than dysfunctional family life, a cheating scumbag for a father, and a seriously lonely existence. An AU of equal measures fluff and angst featuring pool cleaning, roof-top smoking, lots of parental problems, and mainly shirtless Marco.

Log On by Windwolf0097
  • Recommended by Alertenet
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Synopsis: Eren is a dedicated gamer, and he prides himself on his ascent from Bronze League Hero to a competitive player. What will he do, however, when a chance encounter with one of the world's top gamers flips his life entirely? How is he supposed to balance a busy college life with his newfound gaming highlife? Unfortunately for him, there are no walkthroughs on what to do when you fall for someone thousands of miles away from you.

Sugar On Top by luna_trancy
  • Recommended by Alertenet
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren, some Eren/Jean
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Synopsis: Modern Sugar Daddy Au! Eren is a typical struggling college student. His father thinks he's a disappointment. He's having an affair with his friend (who's already in a relationship). He feels like everything is useless. One night he runs into a handsome stranger. But when this stranger starts to casually throw money at him, Eren comes to an agreement: having a pampering sugar daddy isn't the most awful situation he could be in. His only problem is his own emotions: holding on to his past pains and trying to accept a possible future at Levi's side.

As Much As I Ever Could by shingekinoboyfriends
  • Recommended by Alertenet
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Jean/Marco, Reiner/Bertoldt, Sasha/Connie
  • Rating: Mature
  • Synopsis: It's Jean's first year at Trost University and, through unfortunate circumstances involving Marco picking up a nude modeling job for the school's figure drawing class, Jean comes face-to-face with Marco Bodt's... extraordinary personality. But Jean's not gay. He swears.

What it Means to Feel by Opulence
  • Recommended by Alertenet
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Synopsis: He never would have guessed that suicide would bring him closer to living than he had ever been before.

You have been connected by Yuu_chi
  • Recommended by Alertenet
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Synopsis: The one where Levi’s a business man, Eren’s a college student and they meet on Omegle. Twice. It kind of seems like fate after that.

Fuck: My Life by mongoose_bite
  • Recommended by Alertenet
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Levi/Erwin/Eren, Levi/Eren, Erwin/Eren, Armin/Jean, past Eren/Jean, Nanaba/Mike
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Synopsis: A streak of bad luck leaves Eren desperate for cash, and desperate enough that making porn doesn't seem like such a terrible idea. He's young, he's cute, he's horny, and his favourite studio is currently hiring. It seems like fate up until he learns that his two most admired actors, whom he spent the majority of his teenage years appreciating, have recently retired. Still, he is nothing if not determined, and he sets out to see if he can persuade them to make one last movie. And then he gets to know them as people, and things start getting complicated.

Wisteria by butterflychansan
  • Recommended by List Mountain
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Jean/Marco
  • Rating: Mature
  • Synopsis: Modern AU where Marco Bodt is 26, the proud owner of a flower shop in New York City, perfectly content by himself having discussions with his flowers, when the man who broke his heart six years earlier walks through the front door. Jean Kirschtein is a police officer, successful at his job and engaged to an amazing woman, living the dream his parents gave him. We got a straight male over here, that's right. But still, he walks past Bodt's Flowers every day just to see Marco's name and remember the boy he met in college, the boy he left. When it's Marco himself behind the counter, Jean's entire cookie-cutter perfect world changes. Wisteria is about a police officer that finds an excuse to buy flowers every day just to see the shop owner blush. It's also the story of love, and whether it can survive the tests of timing, fear, and duty to others.

Wake Up by Emiza
  • Recommended by List Mountain
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Synopsis:
  • Eren dreamwalks in his sleep and invades people’s dreams by accident. He usually can avoid alerting the dreamer of his presence, but one day he’s caught by a mysterious man whose touch feels like fire. However, the man only thinks of Eren as a figment of his imagination. Based on Porcelain-Blue's wonderful idea.

I'm Only Going to Heaven (If it Feels Like Hell) by stereobone
  • Recommended by: Blondield
  • Pairings: Levi/Erwin
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Synopsis: "Are you saying you want to be my sugar daddy?" Levi says.

Junkyard Dogs by acidtowns
  • Recommended by: Blondield
  • Pairings: Levi/Eren
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Autocracy — a system where one leader has absolute power — is the only government that exists in prison. Levi is the current 'Top Dog,' and for years, no one has had the mind to challenge his position — at least, no one until now. Enter: Eren Jaeger, a new inmate with indefinite mentalities and obscure motives. With the power to shake Levi's throne, Eren becomes the one exception of everything.

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Ally with Monster by Miki-chan13
  • Recommended by Hikaru7
  • Crossover with PokemonXAndY
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: How would the war against the titans, as well as the world itself, if Pokemon existed?
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  • Titan Slaying Reaper's by alpine992
    • Recommended by Gemini24
    • Crossover with Bleach
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Can Rukia and Ichigo find Kisuke in a world filled with horrors, where even for Soul Reaper's it's quite possible that death could come at the hands of Titans? How will they react when they see the horrors of the Titan's first hand as they search for Kisuke all the while learning how to Kill Titan's as even with a Zanpakuto it takes a lot to take down a titan. NOT Ichi/Ruki
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  • Attack on Suika(Beware of NSFW ads) by Colonel Aki
    • Recommended by MrTerrorist
    • Crossover with Touhou's Life of Maid
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: From the creator of the funny, Slice of Life 4koma Life of Maid comes the cutest and funniest crossover you will ever read. Instead of human eating Titans, it's actually giant Suikas causing mischief in the town with the folks of Gensokyo trained to fight back with a dash of comedy added.
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  • Attack on Titan: The Ponies from Afar by moviemaster8510
    • Recommended by Nightelf37
    • Crossover with My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: The year is 850. With the appearance of human-like giants known as titans over a hundred years ago, humanity has forced themselves to walled strongholds to protect themselves from the titan menace. The Military are the only known offensive force against the titans, but they are losing numbers fast. And with the appearance of the Colossal Titan and the Armored Titan, which can easily destroy the walls protecting the cities and its residents, it seems that humanity is all but doomed.
      However, during a titan invasion of the district of Trost, a sudden rainstorm and resulting crash of lightning brings forth an unexpected visitor… seven of them in fact. The visitors claim to be "ponies" (another being a dragon) from a faraway world that were sent by their powerful leader, Princess Celestia, to save Trost and to eradicate the titan threat.
      Knowing that titans attack humans and nothing else, along with seeing the awesome talents that each of the ponies possess, the Military allows the six ponies to join the fight alongside newly admitted soldiers Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert. Together, they will fight to stop the titans and help humanity rise from the ashes.
    • Note: It is recommended to watch the first six episodes of the animé to get a better understanding for what is happening, along with watching the new episodes that are released each Sunday that this story will coincide with.
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  • Remembrance by MsReinvited
    • Recommended by iTroll
    • Crossover with Fullmetal Alchemist
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Mikasa pays a steep price for performing human transmutation. Based on the cruel irony of Truth. (Summary from FF.net)
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  • Let's Do That Again by Ketita
    • Recommended by Veloren
    • Crossover with Pacific Rim
    • Synopsis: The SNK characters' happy reincarnated life is rudely interrupted by kaiju marching out of the Pacific. They are 100% done with this crap. Oneshot.
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  • Attack on Titan: The Spartan Assault by JoshMaxii
    • Recommended by: Dasher08
    • Crossover with Halo
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Humanity has been under siege for over 107 years by an unrelenting force of man eating giants known as Titans. In that time, humanity has not gained a single victory in this one sided war. But just when things are at their bleakest, help arrives from the stars in the form of the UNSC super-soldier Master Chief Spartan Petty Officer John-117. Let the carnage begin!

    I Am Giant by King Spoot
    • Recommended by: Drgyen
    • Crossover with The Iron Giant
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Awakened after so many years, a lost memory to humanity seeks comfort in spirit, and to protect them from his own counterparts. A Giant wages war on Titans, and he, not they, will decide mankind's fate.

    The Other Dimension by Curiousgorge66


    Alternative Title(s):

    Shingeki No Kyojin