Fanfic Recs: Hogan's Heroes

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Hogan's Heroes, 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. Nobody would back up the rec. 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 non-canon territory, and for shipping fics, please list the pairings involved — as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

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Authors, and Websites

General Fics

It's a Jungle Out There, by dust on the wind
  • Recommended by Belphegor
  • Synopsis: The authorities have said that all the animals that escaped from the zoo have been accounted for. Well, they would say that, wouldn't they?
  • Comments: A mostly light, often hilarious and excellently-written story, with a dry humour that shines in the narration as well as in dialogues. The author makes great use of the premise situation (zoo animals running amok in the woods) and derives a great deal of humour, but also dramatic tension and a few heartwarming moments.
  • Tag(s): A follow-up to the episode Monkey Business; but knowledge of the episode is not required, as the author brings the reader up to speed on the events at the start of the story.
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  • Perfect Pitch, by dust on the wind
    • Recommended by Belphegor
    • Synopsis: The life of an old friend and the safety of the whole operation are at risk...unless Hogan's men can sing their way out of it...
    • Comments: It's an epic, it's a love letter to music, and probably one of the most funny, tense and uplifting stories in the archive. The author has obviously excellent knowledge of music, both classical (Beethoven's Ode to Joy plays a significant part in the dénouement) and contemporary (with numbers as varied as Roll Out the Barrel, Clementine and We're Going To Hang Our Washing On the Siegfried Line); the characterisation is spot-on, and the original characters are well-rounded and often endearing. A must-read.
    • Tag(s): the "old friend" mentioned in the summary is Major Hans Teppel, aka Robert J. Morrison, from the episode Bad Day in Berlin, but knowledge of the episode isn't required.

    Red and Blue, by Crystal Rose of Pollux
    • Recommended by Belphegor
    • Synopsis: Red is the color of fire and drive. Blue is the color of water and the cold. A pre-series fic showing the genesis of the unlikely friendship between the two corporals who wore these colors so proudly.
    • Comments: Simply put, how Newkirk and LeBeau became the Vitriolic Best Buds they are shown to be in the show. The author alternates between tension and humour, and writes very good banter between Englishman and Frenchman as they are forced to put their trust in each other and join forces. The epilogue is a small but definitely heart-warming moment.
    • Tag(s): It's set in Autumn 1940, so none of the Americans appear in this story, and operations have (of course) not started yet.

    Return of the Informer, by Sgt. Moffitt
    • Recommended by Belphegor
    • Synopsis: Just when the Heroes thought they had seen the last of this guy...
    • Comments: This story is a study in how to wonderfully subvert the You Look Familiar trope. The author started with a character from the pilot (the aforementioned "informer") and worked on the assumption that, through a series of coincidences, the guy (now working in Intelligence, with chronic back luck) popped back in Stalag 13 under different identities through (mostly) no fault of his own. The result is a 7-chapter hilarious and frequently touching story, with a main character who quickly becomes Adorkable and never even skirts the Marty Stu line.
    • Tag(s): Each chapter follows an episode, so having seen said episodes (where Noam Pitlik guest-stars) is a big plus. That said, the story is strong enough to stand on its own.

    A Mary Sue Alphabet: Hogan's Heroes Edition by Limmet
    • Recommended by fruitstripegum
    • Synopsis: A is for Allison. A true flying sensation, who has earned Hogan’s respect and admiration, As 'Curse of the Luftwaffe' she is commonly known, Has hundreds of kills from the missions she’s flown...
    • Comments: Pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin - an alphabet of Mary Sues in the Hohan’s Heroes fandom (yes, I’m surprised that they exist, too).


    ''There and Back Again, by San Antonio Rose
    • Recommended by Rhea Varuna
    • Synopsis: "A funny thing happened on the way through the mines, and WWII will never be the same... Hogan's Heroes/Lord of the Rings/Newsies crossover."
    • Comments: Brilliantly written crossover that comes up with a plausible story and keeps everyone in character while doing so. And for a change of pace for a Lord of the Rings crossover, this time the Fellowship comes to Stalag 13, instead of the Heroes going to Middle Earth.