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Synopsis: Only a few years old, the Daria Wiki contains quite a bit of thurough information about elements of the show itself, as well as a storehouse of information on Daria fan fiction and projects. Speaking as someone who knows this particular fandom, it can come in surprisingly handy.
Synopsis: A 22 episode virtual season begun while season three was airing, with ongoing story arcs like Quinn's eyesight declining so she needs glasses, Helen trying to have a closer relationship with her daughters, and Jake and Helen's marriage suffering greater strain than ever before. Also featuring fan art, character bios, and possible story ideas from the DWU.
Comments: Each episode feels just like the show, with everyone in character and a wonderful balance between jokes and moving personal drama. Though be warned, the author is very much an anti-shipper and even brings this up herself in a couple episode summaries.
Synopsis: Four stories based around a unique crossover between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Daria. The first is April 10, 1997, in which a mandatory psych examination in prison reveals that Faith may not be who she thinks she is. She's actually Daria Morgendorffer. It is followed by The Sum of Their Parts, That's What You'll Take to the Grave and The In-Dark.
Comments: Well written, and implements a crossover by way of a device that I don't think I've ever seen before.
Better than it sounds. The second story then drops Faith into the middle of Buffy Season 5. You know what that means. Daria's brain makes things change.
Synopsis: A post-canon Daria fic that envisions Daria and Jane as TV show hosts on a trip to a secret government base of a Pacific island, and how they become involved in a crisis that forever changes the entire world.
Comments: One of the best offerings from one of the best-ever Daria fan fiction writers, this fic takes the characters we know and love, and expands upon them in unusual ways, but never lets us lose sight of who they are. Definitely a must read - but be prepared for copious amounts of angst.
Synopsis: At the end of "The F Word" Jane decides to keep her conventional image and join the cheerleaders, creating a huge rift between her and Daria. And now that she's off the squad for good, Brittany displays some Hidden Depths and becomes Daria's new best friend.
Comments: A sometimes painful but always fascinating AU with great alternate takes on the rest of season four following "The F Word."
Synopsis: Daria and Quinn bet that they can survive in each other's worlds for a week. Little do they know that they'll turn Lawndale High upside down in the process, bringing out the Magnificent Bastard in some of their classmates and ultimately causing an epic Gambit Pileup to determine the most popular girls in school.
Comments: If the creators of Death Note had made Daria, it would probably be like this. The constantly mutating power struggle and Quinn and Daria's attempts to fix it are an incredible look at the Serious Business of high school popularity, all fitting surprisingly well into the show as we know it.
Synopsis: a lengthy AU-series focusing on several Daria characters as they enter Fielding Preparatory Academy instead of Lawndale High School, and the unique challenges that await them there both inside and outside the classroom.
Comments: One of the most outstanding (if not the best) Daria fan-fiction series ever written, HHOF delivers anything and everything you can ever imagine from Daria fanfic. The characterization is outstanding and pitch-perfect, the OC's are compelling and are as lifelike as any of the canon characters, the storylines are engrossing and never predictable, and every chapter all but drags you back wanting more. Easily one of the best fanfic series out there overall, HHOF is a must-read for any fans of Daria fanfic.
Synopsis: You know how Helen and Jake were once hippies? Now imagine that, due to a shift forward in time to 2010, they were punks instead, never grew out of it and Quinn was a punk as well? A unique re-interpretation of the series crossing multiple genres.
Comments: One of the best Daria fic series out there today. Mostly a comedy series, it can suddenly take a depressing or emotional turn when you least expect it...
This one can get a bit weird as it's clearly written by a Brit, given the abundant use of "Mum" and "Maths class." Though if you're able to get past that, it's definitely worth it. Plus, easily the best version of Stacy I've ever seen.
Synopsis: The main cast clash in the Professional Wrestling ring (unlike the event the title is derived from). The adults serve as announcers and referees. Not a Crossover since no one from the world of wrestling appears.
Comments: This series has a lot of fun with wrestling's tropes, and there is a good attempt to maintain a sense of canon.
Synopsis: Rlobinske's John Lane takes an intriguing twist by imagining what Daria would be like if Jane Lane was male.
Comments: An intelligent and deftly sweet romantic variation on the TV series.
I hate for people to think of me as contradictory, but when the story got to about the third season, John started to get on my nerves and seem like a total Stu. He somehow manages to avoid all the bad things that happen to Jane AND remove most of the bad things that happened to Daria, completely removing the point of a great deal of chapters.
Pairing(s): Mainly Sandi/Quinn, but also a bit of OS!Stacy/Sandi, Jane/Stacy, Tom/Daria and Stacy/Tiffany
Synopsis: Sandi reveals her real reason for being so hostile towards Quinn, and after a lot of soul-searching on Quinn's part they begin a relationship. But the drama doesn't end there, and soon the two are embroiled in a web of secrets, lies and angst.
Comments: An amazing epic that mixes character development with romance, tension and hot sex. It's quite a ride, but well worth the trip in the end. The author also began a sequel, which unfortunately seems to have been abandoned.
Synopsis: Due to an error by Green Lantern John Stewart, his power ring goes out and recruits Daria as Sector 2814's new Green Lantern.
Comments: This is a fun story with Daria becoming a superhero in a surprisingly creditable fashion with some playful prodding by Jane. The Daria and Justice League characters alternate chapters until they are brought together for an awesome conclusion for anyone who ever dreamed of becoming a superhero.
Synopsis: Daria finds out that her biological father is Doctor Doom, and he is calling her to Latveria to become his heir.
Comments: Although how the story gets Tom out of the way is annoying, the series quickly more than recovers with a neat story of Daria becoming a princess and then Queen of Latveria, taking on her responsibilities and her interactions with the MU's superhero community her way.
Comments: Utterly hilarious, though it does require a working knowledge of both the 40k and MTV Animation-verses to really appreciate. The characterizations are spot-on almost to a fault (Jane's libido does veer uncomfortably close to OOC (and Fluff-inaccuracy) once or twice, but it does get an amusing justification towards the end).
Synopsis: A crossover between Daria and the Legion of Super-Heroes has several Lawndale students gaining super-powers, and after rescuing a reclusive billionaire, find themselves as part of his plan to save the world.
Comments: An excellent use of both series, with the focus on the Daria characters, and the author keeps them firmly grounded and moving in the relative storylines of the series, while bringing in engaging new characters and focusing in excellent character interaction.