Fanfic Recs: Charmed

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Charmed 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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Authors and Websites

Stories by RFK
  • Recommended by Lady Nomad
  • Comments: She had written a very good series of AU fics starting in Season Five which had Cole meeting Olivia, a witch who he fell in love with. Olivia and her family is interesting and the stories has some Wiccan facts. It might be a little tricky to follow the timeline but it's there.
  • YMMV-Between being beautiful, just right for Cole, and inheriting power that makes her as powerful as the Charmed Ones the central original character comes off as borderline Mary-suish.

Stories from Charmed-net.de
  • Recommended by Vanillo Esteed
  • Comments: A Continuation Script Fic that delivers two more complete seasons. Amazing as it managed to continue the Post Script Season in an enjoyable way and ties nicely into the finale. As expected not all of the 40+ scripts are equally good but the overall quality definitely makes reading both seasons worthwhile.

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.

Neglected by Nikki14u
  • Recommended by Lady Nomad
  • Synopsis: The forgotten child has had enough and wants revenge on the family that has ignored him for so long. Who is he? What will he do? Read to find out. This takes place post Season Eight to future.
  • Comments: This feels like that it can take place in the Charmed Universe. It showed the consequences of favoritism of one child just because you believe the other child could handle it. It is well written despite some editing errors. However, it is still very good.
    • Fair warning in advance for out of character behavior. I can't see the main characters acting like this unless they're under some kind of spell, especially since part of the previous season character arc was this issue.

The Warren Curse by Just Es
  • Recommended by Lady Nomad
  • Synopsis: The Halliwells have always had a hard time holding on to love. A new entry in the Book of Shadows tells them why and how to fix it! But what will be the consequences?
  • Comments: This helps fix what was wrong in the later seasons that had The Charmed Ones focusing on themselves so much and helped them get back to being caring.

Why We Stay by minorshan
  • Recommended by Kokoro Junnaya
  • Synopsis: Why do the people closest to the sisters, especially coworkers, who know nothing of magic, let them get away with the constant last minute excuses to ditch their responsibilities? They have their reasons. Maybe they're not as clueless as we all thought.
  • Comments: Could easily be cannon and feels very in-character.

He Did It For Me by teal-lover
  • Recommended by Kokoro Junnaya
  • Synopsis: COMPLETE! Being twice blessed, Wyatt thought that nothing could ever hurt him. It's devastating to find out how wrong you can be. Takes place in the future that Chris changed.
  • Comments: As is everything to do with time travel, it's a little confusing. But it's a wonderfully complex story with everyone mostly in-character, and it deals with the sister's treatment of Chris Perry.

Veritas Vos Liberabit by Shoequeeny
  • Recommended by Kokoro Junnaya
  • Synopsis: Chris lies to everyone all the time. But, most of all, he lies to himself. (Set after Chris-Crossed. One-Shot.)
  • Comments: A very good Chris Revelation fic.

Borrowed Time by Tv Manic 2
  • Recommended by Kokoro Junnaya
  • Synopsis: The mission is completed. Wyatt is good and the future is saved. All that's left is for Chris to enjoy his much deserved Afterlife – all that's missing is his name on Death's List. A Chris-centric Changed Future fic set after the Season 6 finale.
  • Comments: A truly under-appreciated fic with wonderful characterization, grammar, and plot twists. Changed Future and Chris-centric.

Home and Far Away by anenko
  • Recommended by Mandichaos
  • Synopsis: "This woman is not his mother, not yet." Episode tag to "The Courtship of Wyatt's Father," and Piper's reaction to the truth about Chris.
  • Comments: A touching, in-character episode tag that should have been in the episode itself; it redeems what I thought was an underwhelming reaction shot in canon.

False Memories by Charmed Bec
  • Recommended by Hakkyou no Tenshi
  • Synopsis: "Nobody knows who Chris is but they’re about to find out, courtesy of an unexpected visitor from the future." A Chris-Revelation fic where the reveal comes from the last person you'd expect.
  • Comments: This fic addresses several of what I thought were terrible plot holes in season 6 Where was Leo in all the future mess and WHY did he neglect Chris? Where were the Elders and other higher up good powers? Since this troper thought the whole thing with Leo never being around for Chris was kind of strange and out of character for Leo (how do you manage to take care of the world and your family EXCEPT the son you named after your father?), it was a welcome change to find a reasonable explanation of WHY. It has some really good Chris/Leo bonding scenes.
    • Warning to Canon Purists: This fic IS AU in that Gideon is NOT the main threat to Wyatt, someone else is.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

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Stories that focus on alternate realities, universes, or canon but related or rooted in the Charmed universe.

Triquetra (As Wicca as They Come)
  • Created/Recommended by thewriter
  • Synopsis: Rooted in an episode of Charmed in which Phoebe Halliwell in an Alternate Future uses her power to kill a murderer and accidentally reveals witchcraft to the world, Triquetra is set in the year 2025 in a world where witches are burned at the stake and demons are slowly encroaching upon the mortal world. The shattered prophecy of the Power of Three is restored in a new generation of Halliwells. Triquetra blends Charmed's supernatural format with classic Sci-Fi to create something entirely new. It has new characters: Melinda Halliwell-Wyatt, Warren Jacobsen, PH-383, and Archer, as well as an old one, Gideon.


Crossovers

[1] Sent to the Witch: by Author Marcus S Lazarus

  • Recommended by: Athena Le Strange
  • Synopsis: From the story's synopsis: -Angel Charmed crossover- What if Angel, the vampire with a soul, instead of being sent to aid Buffy in becoming a Slayer, was sent to help Paige become a witch instead? The Charmed Ones must now face vampires, the Judge, Alcathla... and Angelus
  • Pairing(s): Paige/Angel Leo/Piper Cole/Phoebe

[2]

The Other Side
  • Recommended by Kokoro Junnaya
  • Synopsis: Voldemort begins to seek a new power from the Wiccan World in an attempt to kill Harry. Dumbledore enlists the help of witches Chris and Wyatt Halliwell to protect Harry and fight in the oncoming war. Charmed X Harry Potter Crossover. 1st in The Fated Series.
  • Comments: Possibly the best Harry Potter/Charmed crossover ever. It takes a few chapters to really get started, but this author manages to keep everyone relatively in-character and has very witty dialogue. It's set in the Changed Future, with Wyatt and Chris as teenagers. In-progess.

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