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Do warn when a fanfic may head into homosexual or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.
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.Grains of Light by Mark of the Asphodel
Synopsis: Finn combs the sands of the Yied Desert for answers. He might be avoiding some questions.
Comments: After Leif unites Thracia and the crusaders have dealt with Prince Julius and the Loptyr sect, Finn wanders through the Yied Desert as he searches for closure. A depressing fic that is part of larger series detailing the lives of Finn, Leif, Raquesis and Nanna before the events of the second generation as well as after.
Synopsis: A young man from earth gets sucked into the world of Fire Emblem. He experiences life, romance, and hardships along the way.
Comments: This is one of the best first-person fics in the fandom I've seen in a while. John, the self-insert, is not a Gary Stu, but rather a confused young man who ponders his place in the FE world. Also, cameos from other FE games come in as part of the Greil Mercenaries. A truly, awesome fic filled with references that you must read.
Still recommended, but YMMV. While the attention paid to the Loads and Loads of Characters is great, the protagonist skirts dangerously close to being a Stu at times, Parody Retcon notwithstanding: everyone's attracted to him, he can do magic nobody else can, he solves everyone's personal problems with his infinite wisdom etc... At times it seems to morph into a rant by the author about his (real) life, and the constant references get really annoying. It's down to the reader whether this detracts from the story or not.
Synopsis: Darker and Edgier telling of much of Blazing Blade, focuses heavily on Lyn and the Pegasus sisters, and on a Villain StuAnti-Hero Stu mysterious person of highly dubious morality who would be highly Stuish if he weren't so damn likable. Also features a more traditionally Sueish tactician. Who dies. At least once.
Comments: Be prepared to have your mind screwed with — the author even admits to having Evangelion as a partial inspiration in Chapter 10's notes. There will be death, repeatedly (not to mention one character is saved by having an arm amputated). X was the inspiration for me to launch this YKTTW. Also, utilizes many of the fandom's favoritetriangles (More victorious pairing first in each triangle: Priscilla/Erk/Serra, Lucius/Serra/Erk, Guy/Priscilla/Erk, Raven/Rebecca/Wil followed by Sain/Rebecca/Raven...Priscilla/Guy/Florina?...and, yes, Sain actually apparently wins, greatly delighting this shipper.) For laughs, read the summaries of the previous chapter. The further I get into rereading this (yes, I recommended it despite not having read it in quite some time; mostly Dead Fic), the more I want to do a full-on Trope Listing. (Serra gets a Green Rocks-type MacGuffin! But later, she dies! And it's actually heartbreaking!)
Synopsis: a novelization of Rekka no Ken focusing not only on the storyline of the game, but also on the backstory of the OC tactician.
Comments: A well written fic with a interesting take on the tactician, as well as some really good battle scenes.
Raxis: YMMV. The author tries to trim the fat off the proverbial meat of the storyline, but ends up taking huge gouges out of the plot along with it, filling them up with the aforementioned OC tactician's past. At least a few characters take minor levels in jerkass (Lyn in particular is much more snappish and prone to anger), and said OC tactician is a God Mode Sue who'd make a fool of bloody Lelouch in a strategic battle, and is Badass in actual fighting to boot. Finally, several characters are unceremoniously and pointlessly killed off at the end.
Synopsis: A Darker and Edgier AU story focussing on Elincia. After Ike and his company do not manage to arrive in time, having to sacrifice Lucia becomes Elincia's first step down a long, dark and cruel road to protect her kingdom at all costs, occassionally reminiscent of Lelouch vi Britannia. Quite a few character deaths and surprises.
Comments: Dark, but in believable levels. Comes over quite realistic in general. Now complete.
Seconded. Though it's quite dark and angsty, it's kept to believable levels as said, and the writing itself is quite good, as well as it being a fairly interesting concept to begin with.
I hate to be the dissenter but if you enjoy Fire Emblem this fic is not for you. It is utterly depressing and I get the comparison to Lelouch but even he pales in comparison to the true amount of evil that is Elincia. If you like villain protagonists, have no issues with a crapsack world, and want to see the most evil character to ever appear before this troper look no further than "Elincia"
Seriously? You think this Elincia is the most evil character ever? Then you clearly haven't played Radiant Dawn, because I can name at least four people in that game alone who are a lot more evil than her... and they all appear in this story.
Ultimately, this story is an excellent example of the phrase "the road to hell is paved with good intentions," and Utopia Justifies the Means comes into play at the end. So if that's not your thing, don't read it. But if it is your thing, then you should read the crap out of it.
Synopsis: Path of Radiance. Lethe gets abducted and forced into the Feral transformation process. Can Ike, Mordecai, and the others save her before it's too late? (Before Serenes Forest, Complete)
Comments: A very interesting 'what-if' story in which explores a side-plot of Feral Laguz. The suspense raises up when you see the evil(OC) scientist turn Lethe beastly and the Greil Mercenaries waste no time to go and find their teammate through waves of enemies. A great story that truly shows Nakama bonds and development with the main characters (Ike, Soren, Lethe, Mordecai, Zihark, ect.), and would have fit PERFECTLY in the actual game, even if it can be only be called Filler. Highly recommended.
Synopsis: Set a few years after the end of Twilight Princess, Link was betrayed by the country he worked to save and was driven out of Hyrule into the world outside of Hyrule, into the world of Fire Emblem.
Comments: I don't even play the games, but I ended up laughing reading it! A good written crack (yeah, I know, sounds like an oxymoron, but it's right) that pokes fun at elements of Fire Emblem Tellius (Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn), especially in characters' interaction, especially Ike. The author also writes some other stories (also humor) like Diary of a Wimpy Kid that focuses on Pelleas, and so on.
Synopsis: A Fire Emblem fan finds himself sucked into the world of Awakening. In Lunatic Mode.
Comments: Well written, updates fairly quickly, keeps the cast in-character. Manages to create an actually likeable Self-Insert, and has enough surprises to keep you guessing. Contains some shipping, but it doesn't override the plot.
Synopsis: It's a weird sensation to fall asleep in California one day and wake up in Ylisse at the same time. Apparently my name is now Shanzira, and I'm trying not to die here. Came pretty close already. I need to brush up on my knowledge of this game; it's been two years since it came out, and being in college and all, I've had my hands full, what with animating. Robin, don't let me die!
Comments: Another surprisingly well written self-insert fic. This one goes in the "dreamer" direction with the main character shifting between dimensions whenever her respective body goes to sleep. Lots of comedy, and interesting additions to the plot that will keep the reader's attention; mainly having to do with a group hunting the "dreamers".
Synopsis: This is a lovely oneshot about a much-forgotten Sacred Stones pairing, Forde/Eirika.
Comments: This pairing needs more love, period.
Caellach Tiger Eye: My one major gripe with this story is that Eirika at times behaves too much like Tana than like herself - ie: she's too giggly and ditzy, as opposed to her serious demeanour. Much as I appreciate girls being relaxed, Eirika really lacks the refined, regal yet level-eyed demeanour which is integral to her character. That aside, if you can substitute the giggles with more smiling, it's quite an enjoyable read.
Synopsis: A series of oneshots revolving around Saleh and Gerik (in Sacred Stones) throughout the length of the game.
Comments: While it verges into spirituality more than actual romance, the author has clearly thought up her own fictional religions instead of renaming existing ones—most notably regarding Jehanna, whose belief system was fleshed out from a single sentence in one of the earlier chapters of the fic. The fic in general is very well-written, with the interaction in every chapter sounding more and more believable as the author grows into her style. Sacred Stones needs more love, and so do Saleh and Gerik.
Pairings: Rath/Lyn/Hector/Florina-just to clarify, this is as in a love triangle/rectangle-with some Eliwood/Ninian, Fiora/Kent, Serra/Sain, and others
Synopsis: Takes place after the game. Lyn's tying up some loose ends in her life, and needs to make some tough choices.
Comments: A very well written fic, all the characters are believable. At times, heartwarming and touching, at other times, very angsty. Highly recommended; I loved the character dynamics. Unfortunately, the fic seems to be dead, so there won't be any definite ending. Despite this, it's definitely worth the read.
Synopsis: A monologue by Rolf. Rolf talks at "Mist" about his feelings for her, his resentment towards her relationship with his brother, and the burdens of being a soldier.
Comments: A surprisingly dark take on the Rolf/Mist/Boyd love triangle. It shows what psychological effects war would have on a boy Rolf's age, and how he might be forced to cope. Very sad, but very good.
Synopsis: Heath has a one-sided crush on the tactician, Natalia. He enlists Legault's help (as part of their partnership) to woo her. Meanwhile, Sain, being his ever-flirtatious self, has attracted Natalia's ire. In order to halt his advances, Natalia presents Sain with a challenge: solve a tactical algebra problem involving Hector, Eliwood, and a hydra within one week by himself, with complete reasoning.
Comments: This is narrated by Legault, which makes it all the more hilarious. Unfortunately, it's a bit early to tell if it's a one-shot or not, though it looks like there's going to be at least a second part. Hopefully. It's still incredibly entertaining as-is.
Synopsis: This fic has just begun, but the plot so far is "Lyndis and Florina move out to the plains and begin to build a cabin for themselves. Then they are attacked by bandits."
Comments: The writing is good-quality and the writer has thought out the relationship's impact within Elibe's political climate as well as keeping to the established characterization of the two in Blazing Sword. Much to my surprise, I find I like this pairing the way this writer is interpreting it. It's also got some lighthearted moments, even in just two chapters.
Synopsis: Gangrel lies defeated, but the war for Ylisse has just begun. This story, focusing on the gaps in the story left by the missions of Fire Emblem: Awakening, sheds light on the male Avatar's personal life over the second half of the game.
Comments: The writer has stated he dislikes requited love, so currently Cordelia is still in love with Chrom while the Avatar (Named Pyrrhus) is trying to get over a crush he has on her. Unfortunately, circumstances force him to interact with her. The writing is of excellent quality, with almost no mistakes. The only real issue I have with the fic as a whole is its pacing, although that's more of a personal preference than anything else. Check it out, even if you dislike the pairing.
Synopsis: The war with Plegia is over. Though he intended never to become too attached to one of the Shepherds for fear of losing a loved one, everything changes when he meets a certain wyvern rider. Of course, this never comes without a fair share a laughter and pain at the expense of everyone's favorite tactician.
Known for being the only Robin and Cherche fic on the website, this story is a well written take on their relationship. The author has taken a lot of time fleshing out Robin's backstory, and giving their own creative take on the Awakening characters.