Fanfic Recs / Girl Genius

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Authors and Websites

Savage Scribbles by Savage Damsel
  • Recommended by ironinfidel, madanimalscientist
  • The author is extremely talented, with a beautiful style and an excellent grasp of the characters and their relationships (and her Technobabble is great too). Writes largely on the relationship between Agatha and Zeetha and the OT3 of Agatha/Gil/Tarvek, but also about the first generation characters and other relationships; there's something for every GG fan. Varied ratings, from G to R.
  • Seconded. Excellent grasp of the relationships and dynamics involved. Can and will make you cry. Can also be found at [1]

General Fics

Something to Be by Gisho
  • Recommended by mcnickel
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "Alternate universe. Agatha isn't a Heterodyne, just an orphan the Clays adopted. Tarvek isn't heir to the Lightning Crown, just a random red-haired kid from Sturmhalten. And Gil isn't a Wulfenbach - but he is the son of a powerful Spark: Petrus Teufel. But blood doesn't always tell ..."

Raised by Jagers Series by Azzandra
  • Recommended by Racheakt.
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Agatha was separated from Berry and discovered by a particular Trio of Jagers. They return her to Mechanicsburg, where the young Agatha grows up under the shadows of Castle Heterodyne and in the shadow of secrecy. Naturally, Hilarity Ensues.

A Wonderfully Hallucinogenic gasby Persephone kore
  • Recommended by Gamma Cavy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:While Klaus lies next to the chicken clank, Countess Marie has released her hallucinogens, and everybody is shouting about the Heterodynes' return.

In the Seraglio of the Iron Sheik by Peculiar Mojo
  • Recommended by Condemned Citrus
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Utter crack AU, Vanamonde/Tarvek. Based loosely on the book of the same title in Gil's library, with Tarvek and Vanamonde taking the places of the dastardly Sheik and innocent Heroine respectively. Lots of implied nudity.

Euphrosynia's Jäger by Khilari
  • Recommended by: PK
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Girl Genius historical fiction. Maxim becomes a Jäger; the Storm King and the Heterodynes maneuver against each other on and off the battlefield; and Otilia is thrown into both cultural and internal conflicts. The author is particularly good at recreating Girl Genius-style dark humor and paints the old Heterodynes convincingly as Sparks, terrors to Europe and beloved in their own town.
  • Characters: Maxim (central); Otilia; Euphrosynia, Bludtharst, Gradok, and Clemethius Heterodyne; Ogglespoon, Ognian, miscellaneous original characters
  • Tags: Tragedy, Transformation

Baronin Wulfenbach by Corgi
  • Recommended by: PK
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Klaus Wulfenbach's parents were, as the Secret Blueprints tell us, Sparks who ran their holdings well and used their gifts to benefit their people... and had three sons, but the other two haven't been seen in years. Klaus is a construct. This is the story of Katherina Wulfenbach, and how it happened. (Somewhat medical. Not too graphic.)
  • Characters: Katherina Wulfenbach; the rest of her family

Well Met At Mechanicsburg by khilari, Persephone_Kore
  • Recommended by Yabumi, Trooper1023, Leporidae
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An alternate universe where instead of going into hiding, Barry heads to Mechanicsburg when he hears Klaus is there at the start of the Wulfenbach takeover. Klaus talks Barry into helping him conquer Europa for its own good ("You're talking me into things?"), and young Agatha, Gil, and Tarvek strike up a friendship on the still-in-construction Castle Wulfenbach.
  • Tags: Kid Fic, AU, Politics and Intrigue, Canon/OC Romance

The General by adiduck
  • Recommended by: songwithnosoul
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It takes six months for Dimo to officially become acting general of the Jaegermonster army after Baron Klaus Wulfenbach locks Mechanicsburg, and himself and their Heterodyne with it. A lot can happen in six months.

Crossover Fics

Sparkgate by Samarkand

A Spark Of Ice And Fire by Samarkand
  • Recommended by Milarqui
  • Access needed to read
  • Crossover with: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Synopsis: Tyrion Lannister was riding somewhere close to Casterly Rock with his brother when they found a group of bandits attacking two girls, one called Tysha and the other named Agatha Clay, who apparently comes from another world. When Agatha begins to show a rare ability to develop and create strange machines, Tyrion realizes she could be the best thing that has happened to him... or, at least, the most interesting.
  • Ships: Tyrion/Agatha, Sandor/Tysha

Tony Stark and the Heterodyne Legacy by Jamoche
  • Recommended by: PK
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Synopsis: Agatha's life went in a different direction, Tony Stark is her great-grandson, the Super-Soldier Serum is actually the Jägerbrau, and Maxim is meeting all the Avengers. The background of both canons requires some tweaking, but it really works stunningly well.
  • Tags: Steve/Tony (just a crush so far, but it's only three chapters in)

A Spark Of Genius by michaelsuave
  • Recommended by MangaManic.
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with: DC Comics and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with some elements from other sources (though its classed as a Buffy/Justice League fanfiction)
  • Synopsis: Xander, in a typical Halloween World/YAHF plot dawns the costume of a gentlemen adventurer and ends up the Son of Agetha and Gil, who is quickly swept away by an annoying cigar smoking imp into the DC universe. His life becomes swept up in a whirlwind of science, sex and superpowers as he goes from 'The Zeppo' to the leader of a mighty empire.
  • Has a Tropes page here.

Mare Genius by Samarkand
  • Recommended by Nightelf37.
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • Synopsis: During the events of the "A Canterlot Wedding", Discord's prison is temporarily weakened. Never one to waste such a chance, he reaches across dimensions to find an agent of chaos he could unleash upon Equestria. His spell finds Agatha Heterodyne, a heroic Mad Scientist and copies her mind into a new pony body. Unaware that she is not the real thing and blaming her predicament on her criminally insane mother, Agatha starts discovering Equestria, trying to make sense of this new world.

Shipping Fics

Jaegermonstern Dating Guide
  • Recommended by: Robin Zimm
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A lighthearted three-page comic imitating the What's New with Phil and Dixie style, following Old Man Death's granddaughter on a date with Maxim and offering her advice.
  • Pairing: Maxim/Old Man Death's granddaughter.
  • Tags: W.A.F.F.

On Her Undying Majesty's Secret Service by Imperial Girl
  • Recommended by: PK (in support of a previously unsigned rec)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Girl Genius meets Steampunk James Bond (as the title suggests.) Featuring Ardsley Wooster's adventures before the comic begins. The other lead is an original character whom the author unabashedly writes as both very human and precisely as awesome as she ought to be. Lots of action and plotting, lots of fun for the readers.
  • Pairing: Ardsley Wooster/Melisande
  • Tags: Adventure/Romance

The Clank with the Golden Gun by Imperial Girl
  • Recommended by: PK
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Sequel to "On Her Undying Majesty's Secret Service". The author sums it up quite well: "A mysterious nobleman, a high-stakes game, nobles from across Europa invited to a mysterious meeting, and a Wulfenbach crashes the party..." Just as good as the first, but fair caution — it's not abandoned (I checked!), but it is a long-term WIP and the author is rather busy.
  • Pairing: Still Ardsley Wooster/Melisande
  • Tags: Adventure/Romance

The Smells Like Hope Series, by Almighty_Hat
  • Recommended by: Mcnickel
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Thanks to the timely intervention of a well-read Jager, Agatha doesn't lose her locket in Beetleburg. She then goes on to have the absolute worst day, wherein the only bright spot is her dashing savior, and the story proceeds from there. A sweet narrative, featuring Agatha Clay learning a great deal more about the jagerkin then she would ever have expected, and Jorgi getting laughed at for writing, among a great deal of other things.
  • Pairing: Jorgi/Agatha
  • Tags: Romance, Canon Divergence, WAFF