Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth dying]] and [[SaveScumming resetting the chapter]] for here:

These are recommendations made by {{Troper}}s for {{Fan Fic}}s, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. ''No-name recommendations will be '''{{zapped}}'''.'' Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexually explicit or [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness.



!Authors and Websites


''Mark of the Asphondel'' ([[ Fanfiction account]] and [[ AO3 account]])
* Recommended by Fireminer
* ''Synopsis'': An unique author who specializes in writing Akenia and Judgral stories, especially Judgral.
* ''Comments'': You won't find a story that isn't unique and enjoyable from this author. Her fics explore the never-seen sides of the characters through strange situations. From [[ Azel waking up from his sleep to find the continent has been liberated by Celice and his friends]], to [[ Lachesis's daily struggle during her period in exile with Finn, Nanna and Leif]], these are stories that are to be read and remembered.

''[[ The Apocryphal One]]''
* Recommended by [=Fireminer=], [=Robotortoise=]
* ''Summary'': A new and rising author within the ''Fates'' fanfic community. Her FE stories deal with the unexplained side of the game.
* ''Comments'': Her fics are unique, to say the least; from the mundane aspects of daily life like [[ jealousy]] to the [[ fully-fledged ''Fates'' prequel that deals with Mikoto before she became the queen of Hoshido]], her writing is great and her stories are regularly updated.
** [[Creator/TheApocryphalOne Creator page here]]

''[[ Blonde Panther]]''
* Recommended by [=Fireminer=]
* ''Summary'': An author who specializes in Fire Emblem 3, 6, 7, 8, and 13 short stories. The most common themes are family and friendship. New stories comes regularly at about two per month.
* ''Comments'': While her earlier fics might not seem very good, throughout the years the quality of her writing has improved considerably. The content of the stories are mostly about mundane subjects (like [[ Roy growing a dragon tail]]), but they are well explored and will no doubt give the reader a pleasing experience.

''[[ The Erudite]]''
* Recommended by [=Robotortoise=]
* ''Synopsis'': A veteran FE author that posts many one-shots and various Fire Emblem stories, many dealing with Anna/Robin. All of the stories feature witty banter and are incredibly entertaining.
* ''Comments'': His fics have some of the best rapport I've ever seen between characters. Everyone is so playfully snarky to one another and it's so much fun. He manages to make mundane stories (like a family shopping trip) incredibly endearing and entertaining.

''[[ TheRepeat]]''
* Recommended by [=Robotortoise=]
* ''Synopsis'': [=TheRepeat=]'s fanfiction works are novel-quality. His works are funny, charming, and drama-filled with fantastic and true characters. When they do have original characters, they're non-spotlight stealing and well thought-out characters that add to the story, not detract from it.
* ''Comments'': He's only been on the site for a year and a half, but already has some of the longest, funniest, and overall best Fire Emblem dramedy stories I've ever had the pleasure of reading. It's also very clear that his stories are thought-out well ahead of time, with foreshadowing and literary devices used accordingly. Stories have no typos. An underrated author that should not be missed.


''[[ I Challenge My Fate!]]''
* Recommended by Godlizard, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Synopsis'': As the name suggests, this writing blog focuses on ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', mostly doing whatever readers request them to write (which so far consists largely of shipping fics of varying pairings and [[DownerEnding happiness]] and a few non-shipping explorations of canon).
* ''Comments'': They take requests, but they're currently closed so they can catch up on their prompts. Posts relatively short (1000-3000 words) one-shots, but pays close attention to canon and is a very careful editor. Generally has at least a few new fics a week, hiatuses notwithstanding, and doesn't write anything explicit or that makes characters act OOC. ''Family'' (see below) is definitely their most popular fic.

''[[ FE14Drabbles]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise, Skybrigadier
* ''Synopsis'': Welcome to [=FE14Drabbles.=] We write short stories about Fire Emblem Fates. We hope you find something you like!
* ''Comments'': A writing blog focused on ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. Mostly romantic fluff fics, but some contain very silly content. For instance, one of their most popular posts is a romantic dinner date between Leo and a tomato. Requests are open, but not usually for very long at a time, as they fill up fast.


!General Fics
''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.''

''[[ A Day in the Life]]'' by ''[[ smileplease91]]''
* Recommended by 017Bluefield
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Drabbles of Fire Emblem Awakening characters. Relationships, family, friends- perhaps even those whom we wished had supports but did not. Requests are temporarily off since I need to catch up on the ones I have now. I'm so sorry! (as of October 8th, 2015)
* ''Comments'': Reading disparate scenes in the ''FEA'' universe has never been this much fun. smileplease91 writes the happy and sad moments that probably should be in ''Fire Emblem Awakening''. There's already almost 300 chapters' worth of drabbles and content, with various scenarios, [=AUs=], and story arcs. Maybe you'll get some laughs with a crazy Chrom and his "new best friend" in the "New Robin" arc. Maybe you'll cry when [[spoiler:Henry pulls a crazy stunt on Robin--and keeps her alive through her sacrifice in an unexpected way]]. Maybe you'll enjoy the concert where they play "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane (disclosure: I made the request for that one). All in all, at this point, you're bound to find something in smileplease91's ''A Day in the Life'' that'll tickle your fancy. I'd hold off on giving her requests right now, however--she's practically drowning in them! ''That's'' how popular this fanfic is!

''FanFic/FireEmblemAwakeningInvisibleTies'' by ''[[ metallover]]''
* Recommended by Prometheus117, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When Robin wakes up in the middle of a field with no memory of his past nothing could prepare him for the adventure that awaits. Alongside the Prince of the kingdom of Ylisse Chrom and his faithful band of Shepherds, Robin rises from a humble tactician to one of the saviours of an entire world.
* ''Comments'': Despite the fact this story is listed as an adaption of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', it manages to flesh out the characters in a way that, while still keeping in canon with the story, manages to make them more human and believable, showing off what might have been only implied in-game. Robin, for example, develops his own interesting, quirky personality that makes him both funny and yet understandable and natural to the audience. OCs, while present, do not take away from the main characters, but rather flesh out the plot and make it even more enjoyable. The result is potentially the greatest adaption of a Fire Emblem game that has come out in recent years.
** Pardon the dissenting opinion, but I disagree. The fic is well-written, in theory, and it definitely has some strong elements (some of the original characters definitely deepen the world created), but... it didn't grip me. I dislike over-prosaicness in a narrative, and the author indulges in it. He also makes rather weak (and grossly unnecessary) changes to the plot which have ruinous effects upon characters - for instance, in the "Premonition", he has [[spoiler:Robin ''willingly'' let Validar claim him right after Chrom's death, despite the canonical implications that he was ''completely possessed''.]] Or that he'll adjust details to suit himself rather than work with what he has - like suggesting that [[KnightTemplar the previous Exalt]] started his crusade due to his wife's death, when Chrom explicitly states in the game that he's been at it for ''years'' (on that note, bonus demerit points for not even ''trying'' to research stuff he doesn't know, which leads to Gangrel being retconned into being of royal blood rather than a nihilistic former-street-rat). I liked how ''Wraith of the Lorca'' (below) adapted [=FE7=]; I am disappointed by how this one does [=FE13=] and consider it overrated, beating ''many'' more worthy fics to this Rec list just because it stood out more than them...
** I'm going to have to agree with the above reviewer. The author adds in too many unnecessary things (such as a LoveTriangle between Lucina, Say'ri and Robin that does very little for the narrative), turns Robin into a borderline Shonen protagonist, including a harem of girls who want him, frequent power-ups and an EnemyWithin SuperpoweredEvilSide, and has a tendency to make the plot drag by introducing other plot arcs mid-way through. And like the above reviewer said, he changes the characters to suit him and doesn't do his research, to the detriment of the characters involved. I definitely wouldn't call it "the greatest adaption of a Fire Emblem game", or even an adaption at all--it reads more like, well, a fanfiction, and I don't think it lives up to its reputation.

''[[ The (Cruel) Mother's Gift and other Tales Through Time]]'' by ''[[ Dane-Namor]]''
* Recommended by [=SEESWildCard=], Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Sypnosis'': A series of tales dealing with different possibilities throughout FE:A. Heavy focus on second-gen characters and parent-child relationships.
* ''Comments'': The chapters will either leave you laughing, cheering, crying, and anywhere in between. The author seems fond of putting his characters through hell and having others drag them back out. Well written character interaction. '''WARNING:''' Heavy angst in some parts.
** There's a lot of variety in individual stories. Better yet, each chapter is usually self-contained; the author will take an idea and run with it to a satisfying conclusion, no matter how long the chapter ends up being. The grammar is sometimes weak in early chapters, but improves later on. There's a lot of interesting ideas, so give it a read!

''[[ De-cruited]]'' by ''[[ thewhitepatch]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': After [[spoiler:the defeat of Grima]], Robin has been tasked with firing the different Shepherds. Join him as he lets each of them down as easily as he can.
* ''Comments'': Robin is a jerk and has no compunctions about breaking the fourth wall. It could use a quick spell-check, but if you don't mind that it's pretty enjoyable.

''[[ Unconventional Tactics]]'' by ''[[ WeEatBabies]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Incomplete (no recent updates)
* ''Synopsis'': Because the title "Avatar" is extremely misleading and Robin doesn't do a damned thing the same way we'd really want to. A series of one-shots.
* ''Comments'': Short and hilarious, featuring an OOC Robin. The sheer face-palming he inspires in his comrades will bring a smile to your face. The title may be misleading; this isn't a satire of FE mechanics, barring the first chapter.

''[[ Grimaspawn, Timelost Psychotics and Lesser Irritants]]'' by ''[[ MorayInTheWreck]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGiantRock, Robotortoise
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Sypnosis'': Standalone stories of Morgan, Morgan, Lucina, and the rest of Fire Emblem Awakening's cast, with a focus on the second generation.
* ''Comments'': A story with a similar setup to [[ The Cruel Mother's Gift]]. Characters are mostly on-point. Individual stories can have abrupt and jarring twists (ex. Robin is dancing one second and finds himself in an imagined hell the next second), but they're usually interesting.

''[[ Family]]'' by ''[[ I Challenge My Fate!]]''
* Recommended by Godlizard, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Awakening. Lucina ventures into the ruins of Ylisstol and finds an old oil painting of the parents she never knew, which reveals some things she probably would have rather not discovered.
* ''Comments'': A short but sad one-shot that focuses on familial love and the ramifications of the Avatar being Lucina's mother. Easily the most popular fic that this author has written.
** My favorite premise for Lucina's backstory, and it's done well to boot.

''[[ Cycle]]'' by ''[[ RoseWarden]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGiantRock, [=Robotortoise=]
* ''Status'': Ongoing. Now with [[Fanfic/{{Cycle}} its own page]] on TV Tropes.
* ''Synopsis'': Robin is a young woman who bakes cakes during the day, sleeps at night, and drinks on weekends. She does not wage wars, fight demons, or solve dating issues. Yet, somehow by divine mistake, she's found herself doing just that. Clearly, someone has her confused with another Robin... (Rated M for violence, language, and mature themes).
* ''Comments'': A pseudo-self-insert in which canon has been skewed. Most alterations to the story feel pretty organic, and the world builds itself up well, if slowly. Robin feels very much like someone from our world trying to do the best she can. She screws up, gets lucky breaks, and is generally fun to observe.
* Also, it's worth noting that the thing is ENORMOUS! Currently clocked over 600k words and still frequently updating, it feels like a large-scale, grand adventure. A fantastic, very entertaining read!

''[[ Asleep]]'' by ''[[ Gone2GroundEX]]''
* Recommended by [=Strunk64=]
* ''Synopsis'': A Fire Emblem fan finds himself sucked into the world of Awakening. In Lunatic Mode.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''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.
** It starts off following somewhat of Awakening's plot, but will most likely make a clean split from the original storyline with the introduction of the Divine Pantheon. Don't expect it to follow even anything resembling Awakening's plotline after the Plegia Arc ends.
** There's cool ideas, and the author is clever enough to add a way of offsetting the self-insert advantage of foreknowledge. However, I couldn't keep track of the new characters and the scope of the story in later chapters.

''[[ Daydreams-and-Nightmares]]'' by ''[[ lambentLodestar]]''
* Recommended by Hollownerox, Skybrigadier
** [[Fanfic/DaydreamsAndNightmares Tropes page]]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''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".

''[[ Hey Father Which One's Mother?]]'' by ''[[ KageYami]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/MrTerrorist
* ''Synopsis'': When Lucina introduced herself, she revealed another strange fact to her father. Not only she doesn't know who her mother is but she also has eleven younger siblings. "T-Twelve kids?"
* ''Comments'': A hilarious harem, family and adventure AU fanfic where Chrom learns much to his horror from Lucina that in the future, he married '''eleven''' of his female companions and had children with them! Watch as he and his future wives meet their future children as hilarity ensues!

''[[ Fire Emblem Awakening: Reign of the Mad King]]'' by ''[[ AstralMiracle]]''
* Recommended by: [=Tron80=]
* ''Status:'' Complete. It has two completed sequels ([[ Rise of the Conqueror]]and [[ Road of the Recusant]]) and a collection of short side-stories ([[ Another Side, Another Story]])
* ''Synopsis:'' An exalt, haunted by her father's legacy, seeks to bring peace to the world. A king, blind with hatred, would bring war upon his own people in the wake of his vengeance. A noble prince, desperate to protect his family, faces any challenge with his head held high, no matter the odds. In the chaos that follows, Robin the tactician must find his own path, even without his memories. Retelling of Fire Emblem Awakening.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Robin/Cordelia, Chrom/Sumia
* ''Tags:'' Adventure, Friendship, Family

''[[ Of Fell and Exalted Blood]]'' by ''[[ aradian_nights]]''
* Recommended by: Phisych
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': When Morgan betrays his friends and country to do Grima's bidding, nobody so much as flinches in his favor. But the moment his sister Lucina succumbs to her fell blooded nature, the world splits in two, and Owain must take up the Falchion in her place.
* ''Comments'': A beautifully written and utterly horrifying story in what it does to the characters in it. Set in a dark, alternate universe where Morgan and Lucina submit to Grima. Buckle up for the angst train kids, this might hurt.
* ''Pairing(s):'' Nah/M!Morgan, Owain/Inigo, Severa/Lucina
* ''Tags:'' Angst, Adventure, Non-Canon

''[[ Multiverse]]'' by ''[[ The Right Hand of Light]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': In the infinite realities and worlds that exist, most things stay the same—but Robin is always different. A series of one-shots exploring Chrom's relationships (platonic and otherwise) with a different Robin each chapter.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': Discrete one-shots, each with an interesting setup, and always with a Chrom and a Robin. Some are humorous, some are romantic, some are platonic, and some just have Robin annoying the hell out of Chrom. Each one-shot is always well-written and very entertaining.

''[[ Dissonance]]'' by ''[[ The Repeat]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Robin's lost his memories again. Wacky rom-com hijinks ensue (but not really).
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': Starts off as a romantic comedy, but soon evolves into an action/adventure drama. Incredibly clever, and really well-written. Dialogue is very humorous and witty, yet the story itself is rather serious. Chock-full of good ideas, realistically-acting characters, and a zany Morgan, this story is a joy to read. Starts off at the end of Awakening, but quickly evolves into its own tale.

''[[ Singularity]]'' by ''[[ CondorTalon]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Grima is defeated, Robin is gone, and the world moves on. Or so the story is supposed to go. And as Robin wakes up once again in the familiar field, alone, he quickly realizes that this isn't how it's supposed to happen. Supposed to happen? Why does Robin know what that means?
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': Robin remembers everything. And when I say that, I mean EVERYTHING. What happens when a Robin has memories of multiple Awakening playthroughs?

''[[ The Reluctant Propagandists]]'' by ''[[ Shadsie]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Sir Fredrick did not understand much about advertising, nor how overbearing his master found him to be at times. He walks into a print shop in Ylisstol to enlist the aid of an artisan and his assistant to create some rather interesting propaganda. "You want me to draw and print WHAT?" The tale of an infamous poster and the graphic designers hired to make it.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': Frederick and Chrom’s C-Support from the perspective of the merchant who had to draw the posters. Surprisingly original. Of course, it's also very funny.

''[[ Lookin' at the Bright Side]]'' by ''[[ MatchaMida]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Man, I totally need to change my fashion sense. It's probably the reason why I'm having so much bull. Maybe I should go to Maribelle or Sumia for some advice. But on the bright side, at least it's not bad like milord's. Who in Naga's name wears only one sleeve? If this is some disturbing method to attract the ladies, it's not working.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': A Robin that has a sharp tongue and masculine appearance goes through the plot of Awakening. Robin is very snarky, aloof, and silly, which is apparently a dangerous combination. Very fun fic that has a more realistic take on Robin.

''[[ Teachings of the Bard]]'' by ''[[ thewhitepatch]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': "Welcome to the world of Fire Emblem Awakening. I'm here to make sure you don't die in a stupid way. If you listen to me, your death will be heroic and dignified." A different sort of Self-Insert story.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': A self-insert story that bites the hand that feeds it and pokes fun at self-insert stories while being one itself. More or less a “'How to Be Sucked into the Awakening Universe 101'” guide. Has less of an emphasis on the Awakening plot and more on character interactions.

''[[ Metallover's Self-Insert Adventure]]'' by ''[[ metallover]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Ever wonder what happens when an aggressive, foul-mouthed, broke-ass geek gets transported into his favorite Fire Emblem game? Yeah, I'll bet you do. A light, humorous self-insert crack re-telling of Awakening starring me, the author of Invisible Ties. Warnings for swearing, violence, sexual content and bad pop-culture references. And why the cat, you ask? I don't know either.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A self-insert story that doesn't take itself seriously at all and focuses on character interactions, rather than the Awakening game plot most readers have already read about a hundred times. It's similar to 'Teachings of the Bard' in that respect. That, coupled with the great writing (this IS the same author who wrote Invisible Ties, after all!) make this a fic worth reading. Oh, and it's really funny, to boot. Has a cat as the story cover, for some reason.

''[[ The Lost Children: Ananias]]'' by ''[[ OkayDokey33]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Anna's future son. He lives to serve, since he's long accepted the fact that he's not talented enough to do much of anything else, unless you count manual labor and his ability to keep his cool in most situations. Apparently the Anna philosophy of "customer satisfaction" runs deep within his veins. Is the best listener in the entire army. These are his Paralogues and Supports.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': A support log for an original character named “Ananias”, son of Anna. Ananias is a surprisingly great original character with an Awakening-styled gimmick of being non-expressive. Supports are written in normal fiction style rather than script format. His supports and interactions with the other Awakening characters are very entertaining and keep everyone in-character. Eventually has supports with the author's own OCs.

''[[ The Nature of Our Anathema]]'' by ''[[ Encendrel]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': In another world, Robin's mother is a manakete, Robin inherits way too much of Grima's power, and a strange glitch in time causes a minor bout of amnesia. And what to make of this dark disposition?
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': An alternate universe where Robin is a snarky manakete. And no, he is not Corrin. Well-written action scenes, interesting plot twists, insane ships, and crazy ideas make this story one that’s certainly worth reading.

''[[ Rewrite: Until the Day I Rise]]'' by ''[[ Ethereal_Red]]''
* Recommended by [=Occlumancer=]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Grima disguises himself as Robin's twin brother after coming to the past and ingratiates himself with the Shepherds while his loyal servant earns the trust of Robin's amnesiac daughter.
* ''Comments'': An Awakening AU where there's a lot more to Grima than meets the eye. Great writing, jumps around a bit but uses different [=POVs=] and flashbacks to show different sides of a larger story. One such flashback is one of, if not the best, Robin-becomes-Grima scene I've read.

''[[ Lucina Reacts!]]'' by ''[[ ElfCollaborator]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Our loveable blue-haired adorably awesome princess discovers a magical book...of fanfiction. Hilarity (possibly) ensues! Rated T for shenanigans. Fire Emblem belongs to Nintendo. AU, OOC, OC, crossover warning, absolute crack. Part of the Greater Reactsverse.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': A silly fanfiction that has Lucina, Robin, and the Fire Emblem Awakening gang messing around. The 'gimmick' of the story is that it has Robin, Lucina, and other Awakening characters "react" to other fanfictions and other internet concepts. Characters have a tendency to be quite out-of-character (for instance, Lucina and Robin stutter quite a bit), but it's a fun read nonetheless. The story and writing get much better in the later chapters, as the author's writing improves and the ideas ramp up into wackier territory.

''[[ Interviews with a Tactician]]'' by ''[[ Scourge of Infinis]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': In which Robin decides to conduct interviews with existing and potential Shepherds to ensure their loyalty and commitment to the cause (and some other details). What could possibly go wrong?
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': An absolutely hilarious story with an out-of-character, extremely bureaucratic Robin that has immense love for Sumia's pies and consistently goes on absurd rants. He's an absolute joy to watch bumble around in his incompetent manner, getting into all sorts of wacky hijinks. This story have you rolling on the ground with laughter. He also tends to do things right, such as having the disciplined and orderly Cordelia as his secretary and having Miriel research and examine Stahl's complete average-ness.

''[[ Miracle]]'' by ''[[ TheRepeat]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': The story of an amnesiac girl trying to survive in a world that doesn't seem to want her to.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A drama/adventure original about what exactly Emmeryn did on her journey to find her family and who she is. It's fascinating seeing how far she grows from her first journey as a mute in the desert to speaking complete sentences and earning friends. Extraordinarily well-written and, while not upbeat, is not overly melancholy. Ties into the world of ''Dissonance'' and ''Into The Outrealms'', though neither are required reading.

''[[ Fire Emblem: Awakening - Again Again]]'' by ''[[ Veymorak]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Chrom died. Like, hard. Lucina takes the most logical course of action, and travels back in time to save the world. Again. However, when she doesn't arrive alone, things go wrong. Again...
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': This very funny dramedy features two Robins, (one of each gender - not twins, thank god!) and a much more-knowledgeable Lucina. The plot unfolds as normal, but the story doesn't focus on it; instead, the friendships between the cast are in focus here. A somewhat lighthearted adventure story.

''[[ For the Living]]'' by ''[[ Fireminer]]''
* Recommended by [=ZeroXSEED=]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Even if the blood of the Dragon flows in your veins, you can not escape death. Even if you give your loved ones as much love as possible, they will still grief when you are gone... This is the story how his comrades and family mourned for Corrin, the Prince of Two Kingdoms and King of One.
* ''Pairings:'' Corrin/Azura, Shigure/Soleil
* ''Comments'': You'll have to read this story from start to end to truly make sense of it, since the rosy writing and the fact that it's a part of a bigger, unpublished story make the short extremely abstruse. Other than that, the writing is quite impeccable.

''[[ The Invisible Princess]]'' by ''[[ The Apocryphal One]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
** [[FanFic/TheInvisiblePrincess Tropes page]]
* ''Synopsis'': She was a ghost at court, always watching, always silent, always ignored. The story of Mikoto, and how she became the Queen of Hoshido.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A phenomenally-written drama that elaborates on the backstory of Mikoto, Garon and others. Could be its own officially-licensed Fates novel; it’s THAT well-done. Keeps within the Fates canon, though it should be noted that Corrin starts off with the name “Kamui” and is male. Other than that, everything fits within any and all Fates canon. There are quite a few interesting ideas. Most importantly of all, Mikoto feels like a real, clever person, rather than “Hoshidan Emmeryn”, and her relationships are explored and fleshed out in-depth.

''[[ The Book Club]]'' by ''[[ Nate-kun]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': In which we learn that Felicia has bad taste in literature. [=FE14=].
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A one-shot that explains exactly what happens when you stick a pessimistic butler, overly-optimistic aloof dragon prince, beautifully boring princess, and lousy maid in the same room and attempt to get them to civilly discuss a romance novel.

''[[ Garden Club]]'' by ''[[ Nate-kun]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Because evidently a book club wasn't enough.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': Psuedo-sequel to The Garden Club. Jakob’s thoughts and worldview make for an entertaining romp as we see his special brand of cynicism first-hand. Doesn’t follow the in-game plot at all, but does contain Revelation spoilers. It’s absolutely hilarious, and its absurd surrealism is something unlike any other Fates fics.

''[[ Northern Fortress Training Video]]'' by ''[[ P.T. Piranha]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': AKA "Jakob teaches Felicia how to do her job". Takes place before the game, may contain small divergences. May also contain small personality spoilers. Based on a certain cartoon about learning how to work at an undersea restaurant...
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A story that loosely follows the plot of "Krusty Krab Training Video" episode from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' with ''Fates'' characters. Incredibly silly like its namesake, but is very well-written and has everyone in-character, and is not simply a copy and paste of the episode script.

''[[ Innuen-duo]]'' by ''[[ The Erudite]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': There really is no honor among thieves. (Rated T for some language and suggestive themes. Spoiler-free.)
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A well-written, hysterical one-shot that has Niles and Anna competing for an oblivious Male Corrin’s affections, resulting in chaos. Revelation path, but no spoilers.

''[[ Roads Not Quite Traveled]]'' by ''[[ MorayInTheWreck]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of short stories in the world of Fire Emblem Fates.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': Written by the author of 'Grimaspawn, timelost psychotics, and lesser irritants', so you know it’s going to be phenomenal. A collection of one-shots. Each explores Fates characters and their relationships with other characters.

''[[ Anna's Bizzare Adventure]]'' by ''[[ MetaDash]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Every Anna has their own story to share, their own tale to spin. So when the youngest one - armed with a bow and cloak - is sent to the world of Hoshido and Nohr, what kinds of crazy things are going to happen? (Hint: it involves money). Does not follow any game's path strictly, but has spoilers for Conquest, Birthright, and Revelations. Various pairings. ([=FE14=]]) (AU?)
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': An incredibly entertaining story that follows no path, but DOES follow Anna as she goes around the world of Fates trying to make a profit and generally being hilarious, flirting with people, and concocting crazy schemes. Everyone's incredibly character, but the presence of an entrepreneurial Anna certainly shakes things up. Contains spoilers for all three paths. Starts off as a comedy, but transitions into a drama.

''[[ Joining of Worlds]]'' by ''[[ Amielleon]]''
* Recommended by [=SuzushinaYuriko=]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': In the years following the fall of the Phantom King, Leon and Takumi lead their countries through a changing world. In weighty moments in between, they navigate their relationship with each other.
* ''Pairings:'' Leo/Takumi, Rinkah/Ryoma, Hayato/Sakura, Camilla/Beruka
* ''Comments'': An excellent multi-chaptered fic expanding the story after Revelations. Focuses on the difficulty of progress and the complications of life for everyone. Great worldbuilding and great in-depth exploration of Leo's and Takumi's characters. This fic was started before the English release and is based on the Japanese version.

''[[ De Novo]]'' by ''[[ Erina]]''
* Recommended by [=SuzushinaYuriko=]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': They look in the mirror only to see the prince of the opposite kingdom staring back at them. A soul switch fic where soul switching is actually the least of their problems - they fight to protect each other against strange events, invisible enemies, and a troubling premonition.
* ''Pairings:'' Leo/Takumi
* ''Comments'': Two princes on opposite sides of a war wake up as each other. The premise is interesting and the story has just enough intrigue to keep me hooked. It does a good job of portraying Leo and Takumi trying to navigate through entirely different lives while trying to find out the cause of what's going on.

''[[ now, once and for all]]'' by ''[[ Erina]]''
* Recommended by [=SuzushinaYuriko=]
* ''Synopsis'': And looking at the two interact, Takumi realizes that he perhaps is seeing Prince Takumi of Hoshido for the first time. Takumi without his insecurities and anger issues and sadness and blind thirst for revenge. He sees Takumi in another world, of what could have been if there was no war, if there was no hatred, if there was no evil. “If you weren’t at opposite sides of the war,” he remembers Corrin saying in Izumo. “I think you could’ve been great friends.” Story follows Takumi through the Conquest route as he tries to sort out his life, feelings and dreams.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A one-shot that delves into Takumi in Conquest. This is a poignant character study that explores his past, his insecurities, and his mindset very well.

''[[ Family Comes First]]'' by ''[[ Erina]]''
* Recommended by [=SuzushinaYuriko=]
* ''Synopsis'': He is so tired, so very tired of never being able to decide what he really wants, of constantly flipping back and forth between what Leon wants as a brother, and what Leon wants as the prince of Nohr. Story follows Leon through the Birthright route as he struggles through his concept of family, justice and self-worth.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A one-shot that delves into Leo in Birthright. Companion fic to "now, once and for all" but can be read standalone. This is a character study of Leo's past, present, and future. Emotionally it hits where it really hurts.

''[[ The Mechanist's Secret Power]]'' by ''[[ robotortoise]]''
* Recommended by Apocrypha, Anomalocaris 20
* ''Synopsis:'' The Mechanist class has a very special ability: Replicate. 'Replicate', which makes a clone of one's body, allows the user's soul to inhabit two bodies at once. This ancient and powerful technique can be used in battle to annihilate multiple foes at once, or to defend a castle valiantly...but Corrin has other, less orthodox uses in mind. Crack. Rated M for swearing and innuendos.
* ''Status:'' In-Progress
* ''Pairings:'' Corrin/Azura
* ''Comments:'' An absolutely side-splitting crack fic that [[NoFourthWall has no qualms with taking potshots at common gameplay and story complaints (such as the Deeprealms).]] Corrin is fully aware he's in a video game and decides to enjoy the liberties that come ''with'' being a video game character, to the hilarious confusion of the others around him (who are oblivious). And unlike most crack fics, it even has a (hilarious) plot! A definite read if you need a laugh.

''[[ Twisted Allegiances]]'' by ''[[ everarcher]]''
* Recommended by [=Occlumancer=]
* Pairings: Kaze/Niles, Corrin/Kaze
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': After his brother's defection Saizo sets out to redeem their clan's honor, and in doing so sets countless events into motion.
* ''Comments'': Warning: dark, with graphic descriptions of violence and dubcon (bordering on noncon). A very well-written fic with great character interactions and a semi-realistic depiction of the war. It also manages to include the Astral Realm and My Castle in a way that flows naturally.

''[[ Corrin Reacts!]]'' by ''[[ ElfCollaborator]]''
* Recommended by Skybrigadier
* ''Status'': Ongoing.
* ''Synopsis'': Our loveable half-dragon prince of two kingdoms reacts to fanfiction, games, tropes and other shenanigans. Hilarity (maybe) ensues!
* ''Comments'': Another instalment in the author's [[Fanfic/TheReactsverse Reactsverse]] fics, this story features Corrin and his friends reacting to various tropes and fanfiction. However, unlike his previous fics, the author has also decided to play with the usual tropes he utilises and breaking the formula, making for a more unique experience among his fics. Both new readers to his series and readers familiar with the Reactsverse will find this fic entertaining. Now has its own [[Fanfic/CorrinReacts tropes page.]]

''[[ Beyond the Water's Reflection]]'' by ''[[ softwhiskeyjack]]''
* Recommended by yand
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': They were children of desolation. Inheriting their parents’ legacies and broken world, they tried to defeat the monstrous evil behind this devastation; but they failed and were sent plummeting into the Bottomless Canyon to die. However, what awaited them wasn’t death but a world not unlike their own… yet so very different. Separated, and on the wrong sides, perhaps these children will have a second chance at saving a world and at happiness.
* ''Comments'': A multi-chaptered AU fic that has the focus on the second generation. Many of them (especially Shinonome and Siegbert) have excellent development in their personalities and it's really well written, taking inspiration from the DLC called Future Past (from Awakening). The author is also planning to write more scenes with parents and children, something to also look forward to.

''[[ Coming Home, or: Returned to Nohr in Chains]]'' by ''[[ TheLoudGuy]]''
* Recommended by [=SuzushinaYuriko=]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Corrin is captured by Nohrian forces and returned to the capital by force, escorted by the siblings she had left behind. First chapter will focus on the battle where she is taken captive; everything after that is how things change in its wake.
* ''Comments'': A divergence from the canon Hoshido path, in which Corrin is captured shortly after chapter 18. The way this fic explores the progression of this war onwards is exciting, Nohr characterization is expanded well, and in my opinion this is more engaging to read than the actual game story itself.

''[[ Up Late with Cowlick and Corrin]]'' by ''[[ Nate-kun]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': There is no such thing as "tangy coleslaw". Or good coleslaw, for that matter.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A silly yet very grounded one-shot that deals with Corrin's terrible social skills and his friendship with Silas.

''[[ Undead Stagons and Such]]'' by ''[[ Nate-kun]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Stagons are essentially deer except they're also dragons. Oh, and they eat little girls.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': Azura's scary stories are taken to their natural extreme in this short little one-shot.

''[[ Here There Be Demons]]'' by ''[[ savilk]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': In which Xander accidentally summons the crown prince of Hell into his living room. The demon summoning AU that literally no one asked for.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': A very funny fic that takes itself seriously despite the absurdity. Ryoma is a demon that's summoned into Xander's living room. No shipping yet, though the tags indicate it may become a Ryoma/Xander...thing.

''[[ Tavern Talks]]'' by ''[[ Jinxin]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': It may surprise you to learn that Silas has slept with the most women in the army.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': Silas's tongue is loosened with drink and he starts recalling who he's bedded to the Nohrians. A surprisingly sincere fluff piece that doesn't involve a pre-established couple. NSFW, as Silas and the men are discussing sex. Nothing is explicit, however.

''[[ The Dragon and the Songstress]]'' by ''[[ The Apocryphal One]]''
* ''Recommended'' by Karxrida
* ''Synopsis'': "Mama, I want a story with a good dragon!" Inspiration is a bit hard to find when put on the spot, however, and so, flustered, Azura does her best to indulge her daughter.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': Has Corrin/Azura, though it's in the background. Very cute and well-written one-shot that makes clever use of the Japanese names and reads like an actual fairy tale. [[FanFic/TheDragonAndTheSongstress Has its own trope page.]]

''[[ The Perfect Fit]]'' by ''[[ The Manic Magician]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Elise comes to the family and announces her marriage to Benny. While Corrin is happy for her younger sister, she's also concerned about the more...physical...aspects of their relationship.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A funny and very silly one-shot that explores the intimacy issues of a hulking giant like Benny marrying a dainty little (supposed) woman like Elise. NSFW, as sex is discussed, but nothing actually happens.

''[[ A Brighter Dark]]'' by ''[[ DeathDealer-Inc]]''
* Recommended by 67eboy
* ''Synopsis'': Nohr was dying. Even in her castle, Corrin could see that. So, if the Hoshidans wouldn't share their sun, then she would take it; to save her people. A retelling of Conquest.
* ''Comments'': A serious fic that features a Corrin who is not a ball of sunshine. A retelling of Conquest that you should definitely read.


''[[ Queen of Sorrow]]'' by ''[[ Lord Syntax]]''
* Recommended by Asgar, [=EnragedBullfrog=], Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A DarkerAndEdgier AU story focusing 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, occasionally reminiscent of [[CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia]]. Quite a few character deaths and surprises. [[Fanfic/QueenOfSorrow Now with its very own trope page!]]
* ''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 UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans 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.
** A darkly enthralling and unique piece of work. You won't find many fics with the both the same atmosphere and excellent execution in the FE fandom.

''[[ Ike Versus the Fourth Wall]]'' by ''[[ Jen Moczo]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/RBomber, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Join Ike's and his Greil Mercenaries struggle in bringing back Crimea to its rightful ruler, as they struggle... [[SaveScumming and struggle...]] [[ThatOneBoss and struggle...]] [[GuideDangIt and struggle...]] [[OverlyLongGag and struggle...]] and-[[HopelessBossFight F*** YOU BLACK KNI-]][[AnticlimaxBoss Eh, what?]] [[LuckBasedMission WHAAAAT???]]
* ''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 VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius (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.
** YMMV. There's a lot of Micaiah-bashing, and being a Micaiah fan that is a tad upsetting. In addition, there is at least implied Ike/Soren, and being someone who is sickened by the ship, it was difficult to read it without being distracted. If you are a humor lover, rabid Micaiah hater, and Ike/Soren shipper, this is your thing. If you aren't, then you'd best move on.
** Excellent satire. Read the first chapter at a minimum to see if the style is right for you. You won't be disappointed.

''FanFic/SpellbindingRadiance'' by ''[[ Foxwolf Jackson]]''
* Recommended by [=Draco=], Gato
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''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 [[ShoutOut references]] that you must read.
** Still recommended, but YMMV. While the attention paid to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters is great, the protagonist skirts dangerously close to being a Stu at times, ParodyRetcon 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.

''[[ Feral]]'' by ''[[ Velkyn Karma]]''
* Recommended by Kishou
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''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)
* ''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.

''[[ Grains of Light]]'' by ''[[ Mark of the Asphodel]]''
* Recommended by [=RangerJackWalker=]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''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.

''[[ Fourteen Days]]'' by ''[[ Onionbreath002]]''
* Recommended by Fireminer
* ''Status'': Incomplete (no recent updates)
* ''Synopsis'': The tactician gets absolutely sick of infighting among the army, so she takes the entire group to a secluded mountain retreat. Chaos ensues.
* ''Comments'': A good break to all the serious fics. A great story to kill your time.
** Be warned: there's a lot of OCs, and many of the standard cast are OOC. OK if you're just killing time.

''[[ Famed Genius]]'' by ''[[ R Amythest]]''
* Recommended by Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Mark the prodigious 13-year-old tactician has never lost a soldier in battle. Herein lies his secret.
* ''Comments'': A beautiful piece of work with an interesting premise. Not Stu.

''[[ Vertigo]]'' by ''[[ trimurti]]''
* Recommended by [[ Sara Jaye]], Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A heart-wrenching Fiora fic dealing with her SurvivorsGuilt.
* ''Comments'': Ouch...
** Fiora is both pitiable and inspirational. This is an accurate depiction of her character.

''[[ To The Winds, Sing]]'' by ''[[ Nisei]]''
* Recommended by [[ Sara Jaye]]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': For Seisen no Keifu fans, ''To The Winds, Sing'' by Nisei; a beautiful post-game Edain-centric fic.
* ''Comments'': Not enough people write post-second gen stuff.

''[[ The Diary of Kelly the Tactician]]'' by ''[[ Fimbulvetr]]''
* Recommended by [[ Sara Jaye]]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': For parody lovers, ''The Diary of Kelly'' by Fimbulvetr is parody pastiche fic of all the badly-written Tatcician MarySue and diary fics in the Fire Emblem fandom.
* ''Comments'': I died laughing. Repeatedly.

''[[ The Drifting Swordsman]]'' by ''[[ Bartholomew Kamiro]]''
* Recommended by Fireminer
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': He was feared as the Sword Demon, beloved as the Sword Saint. This is his journey; the journey of a young boy from the plains of Sacae to the most famous and infamous swordsman in Elibe. This is Karel's story.
* ''Comments'': A great story for one of the more unique characters of FE7, it elaborates with detail of Karel's life before he reunited with his sister in the game. A good point is that the author manages to make the man becomes a believable, if not pitied character.

''[[ Person's Unknown]]'' (sic) by ''[[ IceBlade28]]''
* Recommended by {{SpiriTsunami}}
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''Synopsis'': DarkerAndEdgier telling of much of ''Blazing Blade'', focuses heavily on Lyn and the Pegasus sisters, and on a [[strike:[[VillainSue Villain Stu]]]] [[strike:AntiHero 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. [[spoiler:Who dies. [[BackFromTheDead At least once]].]]
* ''Comments'': Be prepared to have your {{mind screw}}ed with. 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 [[ShipToShipCombat favorite]] [[LoveTriangle triangles]] (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/[[ShrinkingViolet Florina]]?...and, yes, [[ChivalrousPervert 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 DeadFic), the more I want to do a full-on Trope Listing. ([[spoiler:Serra]] gets a GreenRocks-type MacGuffin! But later, [[spoiler:she]] dies! [[AlasPoorScrappy And it's actually heartbreaking!]])
** Here's one trope: [[ViewerGenderConfusion Reader Gender Confusion]]. Since MostFanficWritersAreGirls, and the author's real name is [[GenderBlenderName kind of gender-neutral]], it's not until a remark in the author's notes at the start of Chapter 12 about not understanding girls' feelings that we realize the author is male. Having a female [[MarySue tactician]] didn't help.
** DeadFic. On October 9, 2010, more than three years after the previous update, the author stated that he had moved on from fanfiction as a writer and from ''FireEmblem'' as a person, and posted an epilogue quickly giving closure to everything... and [[WhatCouldHaveBeen revealing that there were so many other subplots planned]], some involving characters that hadn't even appeared yet.

''[[ Hammer of Terrascars]]'' by ''[[ Servant of GOD]]''
* Recommended by Juanaxu
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''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.
** {{Tropers/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 GodModeSue who'd make a fool of bloody [[CodeGeass Lelouch]] in a strategic battle, and is badass in actual fighting to boot. Finally, [[spoiler:several characters are unceremoniously and pointlessly killed off at the end.]]
** [=TheAstronomicon=] Being fair here, the author cut out the turn-based axe-versus-swords of FE and replaced it with realistic-ish tactics applied to an actual medieval world, the [[spoiler:pointless and unceremonious event at the end was called a Rearguard]].

''[[ Wraith of the Lorca: Legend of Lyndis]]'' by ''[[ SoloWing]]''
* Recommended by [=Calahad=], Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A retelling of Fire Emblem 7: Rekka no Ken's Lyndis route. With the author taking several small liberties with the plot that adds an interesting twist to a story done to death.
* ''Comments'': A retelling with interesting character interaction.

''[[ Origin of The Prince of Light]]'' by ''[[ Scuttlest]]''
* ''Recommended by'': [=Delfage=]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': "All tales have their beginnings, all legacies have their roots. This is one such story, the origin of Marth, the Prince of Light. [=FE11=]/Shadow Dragon."
* ''Comments'': While the fic has plenty of holes, the author can't write fight scenes too well, women get much too emotional, and there's way too much talking and comic book-style writing, the fic is still an excellent take on the events of [=FE11=] with plenty of characterization, an excellent relief from all the ''Awakening'' run fics taking over the franchise. Just watch out for the SpotlightStealingSquad in the Wolfguard.

''[[ Dancing Shoes]]'' by ''[[ Lemurian-Girl]]''
* ''Recommended by'': [=Qwertys Human=]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': "Alone and abandoned, with no money and a little brother to care for, Tethys would have never survived, had she not seen that one dancer on the street corner. oneshot"
* ''Comments'': A lovely look at Tethys and Ewan's childhood. Tethys needs more love.

''[[ A Garden of Our Own]]'' by ''[[ Shimizu Hitomi]]''
* Recomended by: PataHikari
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Sacred Stones. Three stories that connect to a single theme.
* ''Comments:'' A story focused on love without really being a shipping story. A TearJerker at times.

''[[ Crystal Clarity]]'' by ''[[ ADashOfInsanity]]''
* Recommended by [=Occlumancer=]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': When others find mere dusty trinkets, Soren finds a bizarre stone under the desert sands. It's beautiful and strangely familiar, so he keeps it. Little does he know that as he holds this gem it becomes more than a mere bauble. He has a new listener now...
* ''Comments'': Well-written (though the large paragraphs might bother some people) and everyone is very in-character. Does a great job building Soren's interactions with allies as well as fleshing out Kurthnaga's character and exploring his place in Goldoan society as well as the black dragons' overall family dynamics.

!Shipping Fics
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''[[ Be Careful What You Say]]'' by ''[[ Mr-Watch]]''
* Recommended by Fireminer
* ''Pairings'': Avatar/Robin and Olivia
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Full detail of the relationship between the Tactician and the Dancer, from meeting to marriage.
* ''Comments'': The single best Robin/Olivia story. Well detailed, with a good pacing.

''[[ Potentia Amoris]]'' by ''[[ Lux Aureus]]''
* Recommended by [=gone2ground=]
* ''Pairings'': Avatar/Cordelia
* ''Status'': Dead
* 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.

''[[ Of Wyverns and Men]]'' by ''[[ Komina12345]]''
* Recommended by Hollownerox
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Cherche
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''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 for a long time, this story is a well written take on their relationship. The author has taken a lot of time fleshing out Robin's backstory (linked him with Celice's linage from Fire Emblem 4), and giving their own creative take on the Awakening characters.

''[[ A Feather On The Wind]]'' by ''[[ Woofemus]]''
* Recommended by Snowthefirst
* ''Pairings'': Sumia/Cordelia
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: Sumia and Cordelia, from the past to the future, and the things in between.
* Comments: A three-chapter story that, as the summary states, covers the main couple and their relationship as it evolves from friendship to love over the years. A fantastic yuri story that not only keeps everyone in character, but does a fantastic job of demonstrating how love can blossom from friendship, and shows good backstory such as how the two met and became friends. It has a good compact version of the main game's canon, and has some nods to game's mechanics.

''[[ No Matter What The Future Holds]]'' by ''[[ GhostPanda1314]]''
* Recommended by: Skybrigadier
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Lucina
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Synopsis: A Princess fighting for her future. A Tactician with no past. Together, they find the one thing both longed for more than anything: happiness.
* Comments: An absolutely fantastic collection of fluffy vignettes all about the main couple as they develop their relationship, both within the context of the main story and afterwards- and despite some rough spots, generally keeps Lucina in character and makes Robin into a plausible love interest. Also features a hilariously written [=Papa Wolf=] Chrom and a shipper Morgan. A warning though: Some of the chapters can seriously tug at someone's heart.

''[[ golden threads tie us]]'' by ''[[ magicasen]]''
* Recommended by: [=QwertysHuman=]
* ''Pairings'': Severa/Lucina, Chrom/Sumia and Cordelia/[=M!Robin=] in the background
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: How the bonds in Severa's life are broken, then rebuilt again. Takes place in the Future Past timeline.
* Comments: An emotionally intense story (as the Future Past tends to be) Severa deals with guilt over her sister Morgan's disappearance and realizing her feelings towards Lucina. I recommend this for everyone who ships Lucina/Severa.

''[[ Chisel]]'' by ''[[ JumperthreeDS]]''
* Recommended by: [=Pegashush=]
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Lucina, Chrom/Sumia and others in the background
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': A story of a young princess and tactician, whose destinies unknowingly intertwine on their way to carve out a fate of their own. A special retelling of Fire Emblem: Awakening. The story begins at the beginning of the Valm portion of the game, with 'Marth's' arrival.
* ''Comments'': Interesting take on Robin/Lucina, the first few chapters are [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a bit rocky]] as the author attempts to establish Robin's personality and his relationships with the other characters, but [[SlowPacedBeginning it gets better by the time they reach Valm proper]]. Add onto that some interesting changes, such as [[ShipperOnDeck Sumia and most of the first gen females]] actively trying to get Lucina and Robin together and having [[spoiler: Morgan]] show up at the Mila Tree alongside Tiki with [[spoiler: Lucina's outfit and only having memories of Lucina instead of Robin.]]

''[[ Letters for Cordy]]'' by ''[[ drunkdragon]]''
* Recommended by [=OldBen=]
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Cordelia, Chrom/Sumia in the background
* ''Status'': Completed
* ''Synopsis'': It had been a year since Robin disappeared from the world and Morgan decided that enough was enough. It was time to see where the key led to.
* ''Comments'': Starting with Morgan opening a drawer with love letters her father was sending, it evolves into a two stories at once - one describing how Robin and Cordelia slowly fell in love, and the second showing her, her daughters, and to some extent, all the Shepherds dealing with the loss of their tactician. A sweet, touching fic with some minor deviations from canon(which I don't mind) and slightly anti-climactic ending(which I DO mind). As a shipper for these two, I might be biased, but I think it's a story worth reading.

''[[ Pursuit]]'' by ''[[ musicribbons]]''
* Recommended by [=JackTheHammer=]
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Chrom, Robin/Lon'qu
* ''Status'': In Progress
* ''Synopsis'': Robin Grima is the daughter of Plegian President Validar Grima, currently living in Ylisse and practicing as a [[TheMedic trauma surgeon]]. [[{{Workaholic}} Chrom Exalt]] works for the Ylisstol Police Department, which is investigating the creeping effects of [[TheSyndicate the Grima Syndicate]] and its expanding influence into Ylisse. Then one day [[MeetCute they meet]], and [[ItMakesSenseInContext Robin hijacks Chrom's police bicycle to get to work.]] HilarityEnsues, along with a [[DatingCatwoman budding romance]] between said ByTheBookCop and MafiaPrincess in the shadow of a foreboding mob war that may shake the city to its very foundation.
* ''Comments'': When the author says "slow burn", she means it. But boy does the result really pay off. Characterization is excellent, with a take on Priam that you're definitely not going to find anywhere else, and the story manages to capture a very realistic feel of modern-day relationships and all the uncertainty that follows with unanswered texts, nosy friends, and drunken shenanigans. Chrom & Robin are probably the most [[{{Adorkable}} adorkably]] awkward pair yet still somehow manage to smolder with unresolved sexual tension between them, all taking place against the backdrop of a dark and explosive setting involving dangerous secrets and a brewing gang war. And as if all that wasn't enough, Robin also has to come to terms with what she feels for [[BodyguardCrush her stoic protector Lon'qu]] and just [[ConflictingLoyalty how loyal she will be to her family and its evil activities.]]

''[[ Red Wine]]'' by ''[[ The Erudite]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Anna
* ''Synopsis'': Couples can often learn a lot about one another in the first year of marriage. (Rated M for highly suggestive themes. Nothing explicit, but definitely mature subject matter, exploited humorously in a very immature way). One-shot.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': Robin and Anna fluff fic, but has some suggestive themes. Very funny and very well-written.

''[[ A Payoff Day-off]]'' by ''[[ The Erudite]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise, Mosquito Man
* ''Pairings'': Robin/Anna
* ''Synopsis'': Robin finds himself with a little time to spare, a rarity in his work, and he gets the chance to spend it with his family. Unfortunately, his wife and daughter have a different idea of how to spend a day off. Mostly fluff. One-shot. Rated T for some suggestive themes.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': Robin, Anna, and Morgan go shopping. Sounds boring on paper (or screen) but is well-written with enough engaging dialogue to make you go, “Wait, did I seriously just enjoy a fanfiction about characters going shopping?”
** Special mention goes to the ending, which puts the fic's events [[HeartwarmingInHindsight in a new light.]]

''[[ This Can Only Go Wrong]]'' by ''[[ Catoscorrtomee]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Pairings'': Inigo/Lucina
* ''Synopsis'': Coercing a fellow Shepherd into courting Lucina can only end catastrophically. This doesn't seem to stop anyone from trying, for some reason. [Lucigo] T for tiny amounts of violence and lots of shenanigans. Or: An alternate take on their support conversations
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A believable romantic dramedy with Lucina and Inigo. Very funny at times, and the angst, when it's there, isn't overdone.


''[[ Midnight Duet]]'' by ''[[ The Erudite]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise, Apocrypha
* ''Pairings'': Corrin/Azura
* ''Synopsis'': There are some considerable perks and downsides to marrying a singer, in fact, sometimes those things are one and the same. Why does everyone around the castle give Corrin and Azura such strange looks on certain mornings? ([=M!CorrinxAzura=], rated T for some suggestive themes. Spoiler-free.)
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A humorous one-shot that explores some of the more…ahem, intimate aspects of Azura and Corrin’s relationship. Suggestive themes.
** Corrin and Azura are adorably in love here, Niles really just steals the show by...well, being [[TheTease Niles]], and it all comes to a humorous (and innuendo-laden) conclusion. Just the sort of thing to lift your mood.

''[[ The Westermarck Effect]]'' by ''[[ The Repeat]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise, Mosquito Man
* ''Pairings'': Corrin/Elise
* ''Synopsis'': If it FEELS like incest, it's gotta be incest. Right? Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, virtually spoiler-free.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A creative, funny, well-written one-shot that pokes fun at the idea of Corrin marrying someone he’s treated as a sibling for his whole of his life. How, exactly, would a normal person react to someone they'd known their whole life as a sibling suddenly proposing out of the blue?
** This fic is interesting because it really dissects the idea of Corrin marrying one of their adoptive Nohrian siblings and shows ''why'' it could work in the game's setting. It also portrays a somewhat more mature Elise; still funny and a bit childish, but doesn't come across as an actual child.

''[[ Snow and Scales]]'' by ''[[ ThatOneGuyThatWrites]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise, Karxrida
* ''Pairings'': Corrin/Flora
* ''Synopsis'': 30 Day OTP Challenge. Flora x Corrin.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'':
** A well-written collection of Corrin and Flora drabbles. Very sweet and well-written, though it could use a quick spell check.
** Even if Corrin x Flora isn't your pairing of choice, these drabbles are still good reads overall, plus it contains one of the cutest Kana and Corrin scenes in Chapter 18. The typos are annoying, but they are infrequent enough that they don't ruin the overall quality. -Karxrida
** The ending may provide MoodWhiplash, fair warning. The tone moves from fluff to ''highly'' bittersweet. But if that's more your style, it'll be a good ride start to finish.

''[[ Jealousy ]]'' by ''[[ The Apocryphal One]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Pairings:'' Corrin/Azura
* ''Synopsis'': "I have a tail too, you know," he grumbled. Azura gave him a strange look. "No, you don't."
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': A silly humor/fluff one-shot that has Corrin reacting to all the ladies flocking to Kaden's gloriously fluffy tail. All of the characters behave rather realistically for a humor fic. A very funny read.

''[[ Big Brother Shigure]]'' by ''[[ Nate-kun]]''
* Recommended by Fireminer, Karxrida, Apocrypha
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': In which Shigure must deal with the woes and occasional good times that come with having a cute little sister.
* ''Pairings:'' Corrin/Azura
* ''Comments'':
** A wonderful family fic that highlights the memorable moments between Shigure and Kana. Guarantee a smile after you've read it.
** This fic is like the definition of cute. While comedy isn't the main focus, you'll probably still be grinning from reading it. It's just that heartwarming. -Karxrida
** Thirded. Moments of comedy and heartwarming blend perfectly into an adorable sibling relationship, and despite not making an appearance (yet) their parents still have a background presence that lends itself to the familial feel. Those leery of WIP have nothing to fear here, since each chapter is a "snapshot" moment from an overlying universe that wraps itself up. You'll either be chuckling or cooing when you're done.

''[[ Pawn to E4]]'' by ''[[ cloudwatch]]''
* Recommended by [=SuzushinaYuriko=]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': The war between Hoshido and Nohr was over and as the new king of Nohr, Leo discovered that peace after war was much easier achieved than peace of mind. As Leo's situation deteriorates, Takumi is sent to Nohr as an ambassador from Hoshido. Together, they learn to grow and communicate.
* ''Pairings:'' Leo/Takumi
* ''Comments'':
** A fic exploring the implications of Leo suffering alone in Birthright's ending and how he moves on. Beginning is quite dark, but it lightens up near the end.

''[[ if you could just forgive yourself]]'' by ''[[ littlemachines]]''
* Recommended by [=SuzushinaYuriko=]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A truce, two princes and sixteen pieces on a chessboard. They weren't friends. An exploration of what they are.
* ''Pairings:'' Leo/Takumi
* ''Comments'':
** 30,000 words of well-written in-depth analysis of Leo and Takumi's characters and relationship.

''[[ as the ocean opens up to swallow you]]'' by ''[[ CarbonFootprint]]''
* Recommended by [=SuzushinaYuriko=]
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': "Takumi was an enigma, a paradox that had proved himself harmless. Without fear of danger, they could learn from each other. Leo wanted desperately to learn him, to gather information to bring to his siblings and the kingdom to show them that merpeople weren’t evil. There couldn’t be any evil contained in Takumi’s eyes. They were too alive with light and good. And Leo yearned to be near someone that free, that bright and warm." An AU where Hoshido is a hidden kingdom under the sea, inhabited by half-human, half-fish people, and Leo wants nothing more than to protect it while his Father is bent on destroying it.
* ''Pairings:'' Leo/Takumi
* ''Comments'':
** Mermaid alternate universe. Because of the setting and the author's descriptive writing, this story has a kind of fairytale romance feel to it.

''[[ Senbonzakura]]'' by [[ Rapis-Razuri]]
* Recommended by Mosquito Man
* ''Status:'' Ongoing
* ''Synopsis:'' As Sakura tries to navigate through the aftermath of the war, she forgets that though the flowers of her namesake are fleeting, the next bloom and the hope it brings is never far away. [Post-Conquest. Sakura-centric. Leo/Sakura]
* ''Pairings:'' Leo/Sakura
* ''Comments:''
** Fascinating enough to get a look at a Post-Conquest Hoshido, but Sakura herself is really interesting to follow. There's an air of discomfort in the whole thing, but in the atmospheric sense. Special note to Sakura's internal rant near the end of the first chapter. The romance is handled well too- not too fast, and works up to the point of being believable. If nothing else, it helped me to like the pairing.

''[[ Single Devotion]]'' by Woofemus.
* Recommended by Ryas
* ''Status'': Completed
* ''Pairings:'' Flora/Female Corrin
* ''Synopsis:'' A single chapter short story that explores the past and thoughts of Flora, from her childhood in the village of the Ice tribe, to the conclusion of her role in the ''Birthright'' side.
* ''Comments:''
** An excellent one-shot that delves into the inner conflicts behind the icy maid's professional mask. I thought the author really nailed Flora's character, that of a mere young girl whose various roles have placed numerous burdens on her shoulders. Flora's doubts and self-loathing are conveyed very well, as is her relationship with Corrin, enough that the ending might be a TearJerker for some.



''[[ Shackles]]'' by ''[[ La Cerise]]''
* Recommended by Fireminer
* ''Pairings'': Joshua/Marisa
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Alternate Universe: Medieval Orient. And so everything has an ending, and this just so happened to be a joyous one. Marriage need not be troublesome, dull or miserable at all for the royal couple.
* ''Comments'': A very original story, it brings Marisa into an alien world she has never encounter before, and gradually - after many obstacles, falls in love with the prince. The flow is very natural while holding a balance amount of drama, which is something not all author can achieve. If possible, I also recommend you read the other stories of this author.

''[[ Shadows Under the Oak Tree]]'' by ''[[ trimurti]]''
* Recommended by [[ Sara Jaye]], Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Pairings'': Canas/his wife
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': ''Rekka no Ken'', a long but very interesting take on Canas's backstory and relationship with his wife.
* ''Comments'': This was oddly cute. :3
** A long read, but beautiful characterization.

''[[ Painting Portraits]]'' by ''[[ Link015]]''
* Recommended by [[Tropers/ Sara Jaye]]
* ''Pairings'': Forde/Eirika
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': This is a lovely oneshot about a much-forgotten ''Sacred Stones'' pairing, Forde/Eirika.
* ''Comments'': This pairing needs more love, period.
** CaellachTigerEye: 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.

''[[ Grains of Sand]]'' by ''[[ Bartholomew Kamiro]]''
* Recommended by Fireminer
* ''Pairings'': Joshua/Marisa
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Some say it only takes a single instance to fall in love...or in the case of these two several. A series of loosely linked vignettes centering around Joshua and Marisa.
* ''Comments'': One of the best fanfic for this pairing, the story is simple but the way the author delivering the tales made it very enjoyable

''[[ Mountain Sage and Desert Tiger]]'' by ''[[ CrossoverQueen]]''
* Recommended by Leradny
* ''Pairings'': Gerik/Saleh
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''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.

''[[ Crossroads of the Heart]]'' by ''[[ Lzn64]]''
* Recommended by Sycu
* ''Status'': Dead
* ''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.

''[[ Perhaps It's What I've Become, Perhaps Not]]'' by ''[[ Sir-Shademan]]''
* Recommended by Sydin, Tropers/TheGiantRock
* ''Pairings'': Boyd/Mist, One-sided Rolf/Mist
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''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.
** Short and powerful, kinda like a well-trained Rolf.

''[[ The Shapes We Pray To]]'' by ''[[ quickand2thepointless]]''
* Recommended by bakafia
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': The main ones are between Ike, Soren, Aimee, Elincia, Jorge and Geoffrey. [[spoiler:Ike/Soren, Jorge/Aimee, Geoffrey/Elincia]]
* Synopsis: Soren, Elincia, and Aimee are each desperately lost and on the verge of giving up hope, and all three try to turn to Ike for the love they are missing in their lives. Mostly Soren centric, spans throughout PoR and RD.
* Comments: A good in-depth characterization study with steady story pace and no bashing whatsoever. Quite a gem to read.

''[[ No Longer Alone]]'' by ''[[ Pureauthor]]''
* Recommended by: Fox Bluereaver
* ''Pairings'': Mainly Franz/Amelia, although there are others stated or implied, such as Joshua/Natasha and Colm/Neimi.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': A young knight of Renais... A lonely girl from Grado... this is their story. A retelling of FE: The Sacred Stones from the perspective of Amelia and Franz.
* ''Comments'': The story stays very faithful to the game (following Ephraim's route). It makes heavy use of the support conversations not only between Franz and Amelia themselves, but also with the other characters, exploring their personalities more in-depth and making a lot of character development. It does have quite a few grammar and spelling mistakes, but it's overall a very well-written story, highly recommended if you enjoyed playing The Sacred Stones.

''[[ REKKA NO BADASS]]'' by ''[[ sadal suud]]''
* Recommended by Trialman
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Eliwood/Lyn
* ''Synopsis'': In which Eliwood is a total badass.
* ''Comments'': This story is what can basically be called the Fire Emblem version of FanFic/ThirtyHs. The insane descriptions are absolutely brilliant, and bring some of this best laughs in Fire Emblem fanfiction. The way the story describes these insane metaphors in such a sophisticated manner makes the whole thing even more worth the read, and adds even more hilarity [[spoiler: when the sophistication gets thrown out the window at the end.]] The short length of the story is also great for those after a quick read.

''[[ I Now Pronounce You Man and Tree]]'' by ''[[ LoZfan86]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Gatrie/Tree
* ''Synopsis'': Gatrie's going through a bit of a love-life crisis, and in his panic, he decides to take Shinon's comment about the tree seriously. What will the rest of the group think about this? One-shot. Definitely a crack fic, so you've been warned.
* ''Comments'': A crack fic about Gatrie marrying a tree. Has tons of tree puns and is pretty hysterical.

!Crossover Fanfictions
''Stories which crossover characters or elements from one game with another.''

[[folder: Fire Emblem Crossovers]]
''[[ When Tactics Collide]]'' by ''[[ Koriember]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': When three armies- Nohrian, Hoshidan, and Ylissean- and their respective personalities join forces, chaos ensues.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': Fire Emblem Fates meets the world of Fire Emblem Awakening. It’s exactly as chaotic as you’d expect, which in this case, is a good thing! Very well-written, with dialogue getting a special emphasis, as would be expected. Character interactions and dialogue are really the heart of this, but the plot is surprisingly well-thought out entertaining as well. Grima, in particular, is a show-stealer when he appears. Diverges from the timelines of both Awakening and Fates (duh!). Uses “Kamui” as Corrin’s Hoshidan name.

''[[ Corrin & Robin - Supports]]'' by ''[[ Veymorak]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': Corrin and Robin finally get support conversations, provided by yours truly. In the format true to that of Fire Emblem Support Conversations, C-A and C-S with different supports for each Fates Avatar gender.
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Comments'': What if Corrin could support with the Robin amiibo? Written in script format, as per the standard Awakening/Fates support style, yet has some very clever ideas and is about as humorous as you’d expect.

''[[ Into the Outrealms]]'' by ''[[ The Repeat]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Synopsis'': It has been eight months since Grima fell. A missing person must be found in the Outrealms. Conflict, Einherjar, and adventure await.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': Sequel to 'Dissonance' which is recommended above. This story is a hidden gem that explores the concept of the Outrealms incredibly in-depth. Like its precursor, it takes some of the ideas presented in Awakening and takes them to their logical extremes. Dialogue is incredibly witty, contrasting with a serious story very well, and the overarching plot is very wide and even bigger than 'Dissonance'. Characters act very realistically, and Morgan is a highlight. Explores the state of mind and rules of Einherjar. It's also notable for being one of the few fics to feature Old Hubba as a main character.

''[[ Fire Emblem The Self Insert Number a Bajillion]]'' by ''[[ Longherin]]''
* Recommended by TheGiantRock
* ''Synopsis'': Nerdboy falls into Fire Emblem. Nerdboy uses SCIENCE (dubiously) to solve problems. And when I say Science, I mean the kind that invariably happen when you give magic to someone who watches anime. Takes small elements across all of Fire Emblem universe.
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': A SI in the Awakening world, featuring occasional appearances from other FE characters. The SI uses improbable technological advancement as his primary weapon, but it's rather humorously hand-waved by technobabble that doesn't take itself too seriously. The blasé style of narration between the SI, author and the reader is refreshing, to-the-point and pretty funny.

''[[ Portal ]]'' by ''[[ SIGF]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Pairings:'' Leo/Sakura
* ''Synopsis'': With their respective kingdoms at war, Sakura and Leo find themselves mysteriously transported to another realm. Working together, will they be able to find a way to return home? And as they begin to develop feelings for each other and meet interesting friends along the way, will they even want to?
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Comments'': Crossover between ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''. It's very well written and characters are very true to the games. It doesn't gloss over very heavy-handed issues, instead embracing the discussion and exploration of them. Sakura and Leo are impeccably well-written, with Leo always favoring logic and reason over emotion.

[[folder:General Crossovers]]
''[[ Legacy of the Forgotten]]'', by ''[[ Gryphon]]''
* Recommended by: [=Tron80=]
* ''Status:'' Ongoing
* ''Synopsis:'' Crossover with Evangelion, setting the Eva characters in a FE-inspired setting and borrowing some of the mechanics, the classes, and the Fire Emblem. For fifteen years the Empire has been in war with the nation island of Yamato. Asuka, Imperial warrior, is sailing towards Yamato when a storm strikes the invading fleet and she gets stranded in Yamato. She gets rescued and taken in by Shinji Ikari, Lord of Akuro, and very soon she gets tangled up in a conflict that is more complex than she previously imagined.
* ''Pairings:'' Shinji/Asuka, Hikari/Touji
* ''Tags:'' Adventure/Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

''[[ Dragonslayer]]'' by ''[[ nivlac]]''
* Recommended by [=Doomkiller10=]
* ''Status:'' Ongoing
* ''Synopsis:'' Crossover with ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. He's missing an eye, a hand, and he has a sword thats larger than his new traveling companions. All he can remember, is his name. Guts. Slowly however, his memory was returning, bit by bit. When all the pieces of the puzzle fit, what would happen? Until then, he would stay with these "Shepards."
* ''Comments:'' Probably one of the very few good Berserk fanfics I've read, and there isn't many to begin with. Guts is kept fairly well in character and is as awesome as he usually is. A very interesting concept, and one that should definitely be checked out if you enjoy both franchises.

''[[ Ace Attorney: Awakening]]'' by ''[[ Sith Droideka]]''
* Recommended by Robotortoise
* ''Status:'' Complete
* ''Synopsis:'' Chrom sues Frederick for sexual harassment. Everything is completely normal.
* ''Comments:'' A very funny, very silly fanfiction that goes exactly where you'd expect it to in a Phoenix Wright vs. Ace Attorney crossover, and the dialogue is fun and on-point.

''[[ Armed to the Teeth]]'' by ''[[ Boyd the Reaver]]''
* Recommended by [=Avalon2163=]
* ''Pairings:'' Boyd/Mist
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Synopsis'': Crossover with ''Warhammer40000''. After Mist's unexpected demise during the final battle with Ashera, Boyd traverses through the outrealms to find a way to resurrect her. He'd end up finding that answer in the grim, dark future with a certain Blood God willing to have an arm wrestling contest with him. Unfortunately for Khorne, Boyd's soul proves to be more trouble than he's worth.
* ''Comments'': [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu Scamming Cthulhu]] at it's finest. The jokes are great, the characterization is spot-on, and the whole fanfic is one giant love letter to both franchises as well as a clear nod to [[MemeticBadass Creed]]. It's a damn shame the author is barely known, he's very creative, so I put in a recommendation for him. A great, funny and even heartwarming one-shot if you seek to escape the grimdark nature of Warhammer 40K.

''[[ Fugere Illusion: Fates of Illusion]]'' by ''[[ VaatiStar]]''
* Recommended by Proton Mudkip
* ''Pairings:'' None
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Synopsis'': Crossover with ''Touhou Project''. Book 3 in Fugere Illusion Heroes arise when the dragon comes calling, but spread across time in a new world they must find their own paths. Some live and others die... but in the end it all comes back to a single fate. Brings in characters from both Touhou Project and Fire Emblem games of all kinds.
* ''Comments'': Despite all the spelling errors, which may or may not have been corrected by now, This is a rather well written story, and definitely worth looking into. While a few things that are written in confusing, everything written in has a purpose of some sort, often times it is why the character does this or that, and takes place immediately, and some have yet to be revealed. The pace varies throughout, of course, but often keeps a moderate pace, and has very little clunks in it, if any. Overall, this story is well written and a worthwhile read.