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.
Rating: Explicit, trigger warnings for rape and torture
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Synopsis: After the Battle of Trost, what is left of the 104th is completely shattered, mentally and physically. So imagine their surprise when, after they collapse a day later (after the clean-up work), they wake up in their bodies just after the Colossal Titan's foot crashed through the Gate. Nobody knows what's going on, but they still fight, still win and still have to mourn terrible losses. Only they wake up there again. And again. And again. (From Prompt Post)
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)
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)
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Rating: M in later chapters, for light smut and graphic depictions of violence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Rating: Adult (Bad Language, Sex, Underaged Drinking, Drug Use, some violence and Abuse, Homophobic Slurs.)
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 Memetic Sex God.)
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.
Pairing: Levi/Eren (other side pairings include Jean/Macro, Ymir/Christa, Mikasa/Annie and Reiner/Bertolt.)
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?
Pairing: Levi/Eren, with hints of other pairings like Jean/Marco, Armin/Annie and Ymir/Christa
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.