Fanfic Recs / JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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'Till we Eternally Rest by Virginia Room & Virginia Nitouhei
  • Recommended by saltin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This doujin takes place on the Phantom Blood arc of the long running series Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventures. It shows us an alternative look on the events that happened during the arc, by turning Jonathan into a vampire instead of Dio.
  • Comments: Dio impulsively attempts to assassinate Jonathan with the Stone Mask right away instead of testing it on someone else first, resulting in a very different, and arguably more tragic, feud to transpire between the two.

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Said Death to the Dead by alovelyburn
  • Recommended by Eva Unit 01
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dio sits at his favorite chair by the window, a polished wood table at his side, a crystal glass (wine, red and rich) held delicately between the fingers of one hand. In the other, he holds the skull. A souvenir? A treasure? Who can even tell the difference, sometimes. (Diox Jonathon, kind of. Well, he's talking to a skull so. 650 words)

Thirty Six, by starrelia
  • Recommended by pommykun
  • Status: Complete, 34/34 chapters. Has been deleted by the author.
  • Synopsis: Dio manages to perfect his plan of restarting the world and does so, using it as a chance to reclaim Jonathan as a (insert your own term here). However, every time when Jonathan turns 20, he dies within the week afterwards. Includes settings of many different kinds, but at chapter 21, there's Surprise Creepy. Note that while it's rated mature, the deaths range from sudden to dragged on and suicide was used once or twice.
  • Comments: Read this. Stop what you're doing and read this fic now. This is easily one of the best fics this troper has ever read, and offers a truly interesting - and heartbreaking - interpretation of Jonathan and Dio's relationship, as well as Dio himself.

Not His World, by ppool
  • Recommended by legomaniac90
  • Status: One-Shot: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dio brings Jonathan back to life... as a vampire. Basically, it's a "Dio brings Jonathan back from the dead" story from Jonathan's perspective, and heavily deconstructed: with everyone in character and tons of Nightmare Fuel added, especially the twist. Easily the best of these stories, and one of the creepiest.

Sojourn, by MiniNepthys
  • Recommended by: Rhyme And Treason
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mikitaka has to leave Earth for brief time. It's not for very long, but it's enough time for everything to change.

You're A Worthy Child
  • Recommended by: lalaTKG
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: A parody of Kikuo-P's You're a Useless Child, detailing Johnathan and Dio's relationship throughout Part 1 from Dio's perspective.
  • Comments: The original song already is plenty sad, but the visible change in Dio's opinion of Johnathan up to Johnathan's Heroic Sacrifice and Dio's reflection on it makes you feel the tiniest pangs of sympathy for him at the end. The singer's soft vocals enhance the cover.
  • Here is a version on YouTube for those who prefer that.

Air by Hoshi Hoshiko
  • Recommended by Eva Unit 01
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Joseph is having trouble breathing and then fluffiness with Suzie...
  • Comments: Joseph Joestar. Suzie Q. W.A.F.F.. All you need to know.

Der Strom by Max-Stirfry
  • Recommended by Iplewhelmed.
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: The journey to Egypt has led Jotaro and Kakyoin to discover life, death, fate, and something completely unexpected.
  • Pairing: Jotaro/Kakyoin.
  • Warnings: Smut and spoilers for Stardust Crusaders, including character death.
  • Comments: Donít dismiss this fanfiction because it has gay sex as soon as in the first chapter (which can be skipped if you absolutely insist on it) Ė this is simultaneously one of the most heart-breaking AND heart-warming fanfictions you could ever have the pleasure of reading. It tells us a sweet, tragic love story between Jotaro and Kakyoin during their quest to defeat Dio. It masterfully mixes the blossoming of young love with eventual tragedy, and does it with such care and sincerity that this troper (who NEVER cries at fanfics) could not help but be reduced to a giant ball of Inelegant Blubbering during the final chapter. Our main characters are written in a way that explores their personalities and chemistry together without ever feeling out of character, making their thoughts and actions throughout the story genuinely believable. The sex scenes, while graphic, are NOT pornographic purely for the sake of the readerís arousal, but rather showcases how the relationship between Jotaro and Kakyoin has evolved and the way they react to one another. Itís also worth mentioning that this fic does a great job of fleshing out Abdulís background and tying his character into the theme of the story. Overall, Der Strom is a beautiful, bittersweet piece of fanfiction that must not be missed, provided you can handle the homosexual note  love-making scenes. Bring tissues.

Star Catcher by Quill Mind
  • Recommended by 71TheRoman
  • Status: On-going
  • Pairing: Jotaro / OC Standin
  • Synopsis: Following his victory over Yellow Temperance, Jotaro finds himself attacked by an enraged woman who disables his Stand ability. After quick intervention by the rest of the group, she details the story of how her parents were murdered by a man named DIO, and her quest for vengeance.
  • Comments: In the words of the author, "Beginning at early part 3 and going all the way to part 6, a retelling/AU of how Jotaro met the girl who would become inextricably bound to his life."

Starmarked Boys by alexclusive
  • Recommended by Neo Shiraku
  • Status: On-going
  • Pairing: Jotaro / OC Standin
  • Synopsis: It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world. When Jotaro Kujo goes back to Dio's mansion after the events of Stardust Crusaders, he discovers something he never expected, and a butterfly beats its wings.
  • Comments: In the words of the author, "This story is the first in what will likely be a series of interconnected standalone stories, set in a universe that asks, "What if Dio didn't let Giorno's mother escape back to Japan, but instead kept her and Haruno with him at his mansion in Cairo? In the commotion of the Crusaders arriving, would she try to escape? Would she take Haruno with her? What would happen if she left him behind?"

Lulu's Bizarre Rebellion by Ezit Meti, FF.Net Link
  • Recommended by: Space Cowboy, Eva Unit 01
  • Crossover with: Code Geass
  • Status: Ongoing
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  • Synopsis: Lelouch Lamperouge was a boy with an ambition; To one day bring down the corrupt nation of Britannia and create a peaceful world for his sister. However, a single arrow gifted him a power that will help him reach his ambition. Stands... Ripple... A feud between two bloodlines that transcends time... And that's only the beginning of this bizarre rebellion!
  • Comments: So far, the author has been able to keep all the elements that made Code Geass what it was while also keeping everything that made Jojo so great, rock references and all! Not to mention making Shirley something even more than just an innocent bystander. I highly recommend this fic, be it if our a Code Geass or Jojo fan! It now has a Trope Page that Needs Wiki Magic Love.

A Different Kind of Truth by The Infamous Man
  • Recommended by Space Cowboy, Eva Unit 01, josh6243
  • Crossover of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Persona 4
  • Trope Page
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Johnny Joestar was a young man who had it all. A rich family, fame, respect, and numerous adoring fans. But an action done out of pride cost him everything, including his legs. He left for Inaba to escape from his memories, but Johnny is now dragged into to a bizarre murder case. A mystery which may teach the former genius jockey that bonds can make the most broken bird fly again...
  • Comments: There are hardly any good Jojo fanfics out there, and this one is shaping up to be one of the greats. Especially with the main character of choice being Johnny Joestar, the crippled protagonist of Part Seven Steel Ball Run. So far, the interactions between Johnny and the residents of Inaba are very amusing and a stark contrast with the Protagonist of Persona 4.

Fate, Future, and Gravity by Fox On Pie FF.Net link
  • Recommended by Rutherford Dingo
  • Crossover: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Synopsis: Our actions are determined by fate. Our lives outline the future. However, everything in this world, even our fate and future, is ultimately controlled by one thing: gravity. The overwhelming despair of Puella Magi Madoka Magica meets the overwhelming fabulousness of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure!
  • Comments: The author has greatly improved since his last story. Characterization is solid, action is well-written, and the two worlds mesh without one overshadowing the other. It's truly a fantastic read.

A Devil's Diamond by Mugiwara N0 Luffy
  • Recommended by Bill The Something
  • Crossover: High School D◊D
  • Synopsis: Issei and Josuke expected life to be a lot simpler. That was until the day one of them was killed by a fallen angel. Now Issei has become the servant of a devil, and Josuke's coming along for the ride with him. Join these two as they go through a bizarre adventure together with Rias and her peerage.
  • Comments: A great story that manged to mesh both series to amazingly well

Shepard's Bizarre Adventure by The One Moiderah
  • Recommended by Zone Adv 944
  • Crossover: Mass Effect/JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Comments: The story is an adaptation of Mass Effect 2 and follows the adventures of Josephine Shepard hundreds of years after the events of Battle Tendency. The story goes Off the Rails very quickly with Shepard getting a Stand, Kars being picked up and taking over the Collectors, and Liara being turned into a vampire! Overall, the story is a perfect blend of Mass Effect and the fabulous insanity that is JoJo.