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Fanfic Recs: Sonic the Hedgehog
Proof that the remaining 10% is worth collecting all of the Golden Rings for.

These are recommendations made by tropers for Sonic The Hedgehog fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

Remember the rules - no self-recommendations. Find somebody else who agrees that your story is great to start the page! Use the template found herenote . Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexual territorynote  or non-canon. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

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    Recommendations Template 
Title of the Fanfic by Author OR Fic Trope Page, by Author (Link) Recommended by: Troper Name(s).
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like WAFF, Lemon, Dark Fic, any known Crossovers etc.

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     Authors, and Websites 

  • Specifically, High School, The New Generation and College Life, those three fics are so big that they deserve their own page. Recommended by Chao Storm.
    • High School
      • Summary: Sonic and the crew are requisitioned by G.U.N. to go to highschool undercover to keep an eye on Eggman, the assistant principal at California Mobius High School, but wind up having plenty of zany adventures all the same.
      • Pairings
      • Full canon: Crails, Knuxouge, Shadamy, Silvaze
      • Part canon: Son OC
      • Full OC: Seven sets of them
    • Next Generation
      • Summary: The children of the original group along with some other kids go to California Mobius High School for the Gifted. There they'll be able to better understand their powers and fight an evil organization of the children of the original evil group. Some other teenagers who want to either take revenge on the original group's children or who just like violence, most of these kids have powers too.
      • Pairings: 17
    • College Life
      • Summary: The group from the last story now go to the Mobian section of NYU and must fight off a new very evil group called the Avengers with super special powers from their stones.
      • Pairings: Seven more on top of the old ones.
  • Tags: In general, these fics should be tagged epic for sheer size, but College Life does have two lemons in it.

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  • Kojiokida's Sonic X Fan Verse
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  • Chacron's Sen-Go Saga
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  • Thrippa's Shadow-centered stories
    • Recommended by Reign
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  • Taranea
    • Recommended by petite-dreamer
    • Recommended by KAR 98 K
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  • Netraptor's Sonicverse
    • Recommended by Mokyn
    • Summary: (from the page itself) This series started out as story adaptations of my favorite Sonic games, but over the years it became a sprawling universe that embraces Sega Sonic, Archie, Sonic Sat AM, and every other cool Sonic thing that came along. The stories are long and involved. Enjoy the ride.
    • The website itself has some pretty good stuff, even if not many authors update. Of those that do, Rae Logan has a sprawling series, Ai Uotani is beginning something with decent writing, T_Striker has some decent stories and some crazy A Us (and promises to eventually start a series with Ai Uotani in which each of their AU Scourges will come together), and Speedy has some excellent oneshots and longer stories.
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  • An Author's Nightmare series by Falconess
    • Recommended by: ClaudeLv250
    • Synopsis: An intriguing and unique series for two reasons - it is a subversion of self-insertion stories by conception, and each story is written by a different author, tackling a different Sonic universe. Storylines usually feature an ordinary human and Sonic fan getting pulled into the corresponding Sonic universe against their will by the Dimensional Matter Displacer and having their fandom exploited against them by the villain. The author is equipped with the temperament and skillset of a normal human being and must use their wits to get out of their sticky situations and assist their heroes. An Author's Nightmare kicks the series off and features Joanie getting pulled into the wacky world of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. An Author's Nightmare 2: Going Underground has Ryan meeting the triplets from Sonic Underground, though that story and Ryan's representation went a little off course (a fifth anniversary edition was written to revamp the story, but it's still the weakest link in the series by far). April meets the Freedom Fighters of Knothole in An Author's Nightmare 3: Enter Knothole, and An Author's Nightmare 4: Trapped in Tokyo features Sipp lost and trapped in Sonic X, with a healthy dose of Sonic Adventure 2 chaos. An Author's Nightmare 5: Hymns of the Antithesis dealt with Archie comics' Knuckles storylines. An Author's Nightmare 6 was planned but never materialized. The future of the series may depend on the interest of future authors.
      • An Author's Nightmare by Falconess
        • Summary: I found myself lost in a world I knew everything and yet... really nothing about. Will I ever find the way home?
      • An Author's Nightmare 3: Enter Knothole by LittleTiger488
        • Summary: I'm in a world I've always dreamed of being apart of. But is it really what I truly wanted? Or am I just desperate for an escape from reality?
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  • SelMelvins SERZ and It's A Wonderful World
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  •      General Fics 
    Stories focused on the family and the (un)friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

    The Sonic Wind: The Beginning of Everything by Cookirini
    • Recommended by Unknownlight
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: "Sonic wind: the wind resistance encountered by pilots when nearing Mach 1.0, also known as the 'wall of air'. It is also the wind that accompanies the speed of a certain hedgehog. A historically based experiment in Sonic fanfiction."
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  • Blue Hedgehog Psychology by Scarabbug
    • Recommended by Dr Namgge
    • Synopsis: Set during the adventures of Sonic X, it shows the various psychological assessments of assorted characters. But there's more going on than a simple assessment, and quickly becomes more than just sitting on a couch.
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  • Blood Sweat and Fears by Banhammer44
    • Recommended by Dommie222
    • Synopsis: Antoine gets shipped to the front lines,and he learns what being a soldier means when you serve an aging monarchy. When all is said and done, will he be able to look at himself in the mirror.
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  • Broken Threads by Shirokaze2012
    • Recommended by Dommie222
    • Synopsis: An AU fic on the Sonic Archie comics.
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  • Buckles and Laces by Kakawot
    • Recommended by Kazuna Rei
    • Synopsis: Shoelaces vs. buckles: in Sonic's mind there's only one option. This is the story behind that option. Features an adventurous young Sonic, a distressed Tails and lots of fluff.
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  • Burning Arrow, Wildfire Heart, by Taranea
    • Recommended by petite-dreamer
    • Recommended by KAR 98 K
    • Synopsis: After receiving an ancient book for his birthday, Sonic finds himself transported to a fantastic world of magic and heroes,which is threatened by an evil Djinn. Helped by a genie named Shahra AND joined by old friends, Sonic begins the adventure of Sonic and the Secret Rings!
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  • Carefree, by Forgotten Musek
    • Recommended by Oracle Seven
    • Synopsis: Sonic becomes trapped in an alternate world with a version of himself so different he's almost unrecognizable. But he soon learns they are more alike than he thinks. In the end, it all comes down to a simple choice.
    • Commentary: See reviews.
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  • Coming of Age by Ian "Potto" Flynn.
    • Recommended by bluehedgehogjunkie
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: We all know of Rouge the Bat: smart, sexy, and able to hold her own in any given situation. But what was it that made her what she is today?
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  • The CRONIES by "The Triple Peeps"/Apollo Alexandre
    • Recommended by Apollo A
    • Synopsis: What was originally going to be a "Friends"-style parody turned into an episodic and comedic adventure, as Sonic the Hedgehog and friends (and sometimes Eggman) team up to stop all sorts of bad guys (and sometimes Eggman) from taking over the world and interrupting their carefree and lazy days. Noted for involving many other series, while focusing primarily on the Sonic-verse, such as the Mario Series, Excel♥Saga, Cardcaptor Sakura, F-Zero, Rival Schools, Street Fighter, and many others. Also prevalent are the "commercials" between segments that have Eggman trying to appeal to the masses/selling off cheesy wares/having absolutely nothing to do with him. Currently on a hiatus.
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  • Duel by K. M. Hollar, also knowkn as NetRaptor (Also found here and here)
    • Recommended by jaimeastorga2000
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: What if Metal Sonic was not Metal Sonic, so much as the Terminator? He does not sleep, he does not eat, he does not get tired, he does not get bored... and for three weeks now, he has done nothing but relentlessly chase after Sonic. The blue hedgehog has managed to stay one step ahead of the machine thanks to his superior speed and cleverness, but he can't keep it up for much longer. One or the other is gonna have to go. The question is, which one?
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  • The Epic Adventure by K. M. Hollar, also knowkn as NetRaptor (Also found here and here)
    • Recommended by jaimeastorga2000
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: Complete retelling of Sonic Adventure 1.
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  • The Final Step by David Macintyre
    • Recommended by Maxi1234
    • Synopsis: Living the lonely life of the guardian has become too much for Knuckles to bear any longer. His visits with his friends start to lose their uplifting effect. His dark reality closes its grip on him, while his own hold on reality begins to loosen...
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  • Ghosts Of The Future by Evan Stanley
    • Recommended by Sylocat
    • Synopsis: A fan comic set 200 years after the deaths of Sonic and his friends. Silver the Hedgehog is just an ordinary kid living in San Francisco and working at a fast food joint, until he starts having strange dreams. Then he meets the immortal Shadow, who is being guided by the ghost of Sonic, and learns that he must now retrieve the Chaos Emeralds. Along the way, he will have to help Sonic's ghost confront his horrible memories, help Shadow overcome his guilt, and help himself deal with his feelings for his best friend and coworker, Blaze...
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  • Sonic the Hedgehog: The Grind by Invader-Sam
    • Recommended by Ryu The Weredragon
    • Synopsis: A High School AU fic like very few others. Most of the cast is indeed in High School, but their powers are still intact, and Robotnik is still a villain at large. Sonic the Hedgehog starts a normal week, until he encounters transfer student Shadow Kintobor. After a fight that ends up with both of them making front page of the school newspaper and a Sunday's detention, Sonic meets Sally Acorn, the Mayor's Daughter, and decides to get back into the swing of dating by asking her out.
    • Pairings: Sonic/Sally, Knuckles/Rouge, Silver/Amy, Espio/Elise, Scourge/Lien-Da, hints of Charmy/Maria
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  • Ghosts of the Past and Shadows of Fate, Angels of War by Red Mage 04
    • Recommended by Zagreus
    • Synopsis: In an alternate version of the Sonic Sat AM continuity, the Freedom Fighters are fighting a harder war when disaster strikes, leaving one of their own missing in action and presumed dead. While struggleing to deal with this blow, Robotnik unearthes a deadly secret from Sir Charles' past, setting the stage for a full-fledged war that could ultimately decide the fate of Mobius itself.
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  • "Help I'm Stuck In a Self-Insert Fic!"
    • Recommended by Gamerex27
    • "Synopsis": I, Matthew, have become that which I have previously mocked: a furry of myself trapped in the Sonic universe! Oh joy. Now, I gotta join forces with others who have met the same fate, stop a diabolical, if cliche, plot, and find a way home! Easy, right?
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  • Homeless Two tail, by Green Racoon
    • Recommended by Alpsman
    • Synopsis: Set in a general blend of the various Sonic universes, it focuses on Tails, his backstory, and the power within him.
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  • The Kingdom Of Camelot by Luminous Blane.
    • Recommended by Mind Game James
    • Synopsis: Post-Sonic and the Black Knight Sonic finds he can't return home, at least not yet. Stuck in this world, he must take his rightful place in it, alongside the knights of the round table.
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  • '' The OMG most Orginal fanfic idea EVER [1]
    • Recommended by aradils
    • Synopsis Pretty much shown in the title; a parody of most fanfics and OC. it's a video, but worth a look.

    • Recommended by Nemi and Zagreus
    • Synopsis: "After a failed assassination of Robotnik, Sonic must escape from a nasty situation and learn a horrible truth about his creation."
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  • Prisoner by Frozen Nitrogen
    • Recommended by Saya Aensland
    • Synopsis: Immediately after Sonic Heroes, Shadow and E-123 Omega reactivate Metal Sonic to interrogate him. It doesn't go well.
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  • Project Mobitropolis by Shax Davis
    • Recommended by Magic246222
    • Synopsis: On the world of Mobius, a blue hedgehog with a fragmented past is thrust suddenly and unexpectedly into a quest to save an ancient and mighty kingdom from a machievellian coup. Along the way he pieces together his past and learns the value of life.
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  • "Rising Star by JudasFm
    • Recommended by MRLOL 785, Katana Cat
    • Sypnosis: An adaptation of the second Sonic game. What's impressive is the fact that the writer, who is also a published author, wasn't afraid to stray from the source material to develop the characters a bit more. The result is brilliant.
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  • Sonic GX, by Hurricane360
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  • Sonic World Adventure Rush by Chris Gammon
    • Recommended by Rexco
    • Synopsis: An adventure spanning through time as several groups all intersect into one massive plot over two warring factions of pure evil. Notable for it's impressively large number of Shout Outs.
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  • Sonic X Delta Arc by SX Delta
    • Recommended by Nightgazer
    • Synopsis: A continuation of Sonic X using some of the better ideas from Sonic Rush and '06 as a base. Silver and Blaze are sent to the past to stop the birth of Iblis. Things don't go as they planned, and the cast falls into the intricate traps of some mad villains from the future. Sadly, the story leaves many loose ends for a sequel that may never be written at this point.

    Sonic's Need by dib07
    • Recommended by Chaotic Finitevus
    • Synopsis: The first in a trilogy. Set in an alternate Sonic X universe, a confrontation with Eggman ends in disaster for Sonic, with the hedgehog being gravely injured after the doctor self destructs his latest weapon. The other two fics reveal the extent of the damage, and changes Sonic and his friends lives forever.

    Symphonic Chaotix: The Dissonant Harmonies by Tylec Asroc
    • Recommended by Queen Ghid
    • Synopsis: The Chaotix’s latest case might be more than they can chew, but with bills to pay, Vector, Espio and Charmy Bee - the most inept, squabbling team of detectives you could ever hire - are ready to clash with bounty hunters, bikers, and the shadowy agents of GUN in a race to track a mysterious art thief.
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  • Unit 03's "To Feel"
    • Recommended by Gigaspine7
    • Synopsis: Set mostly in the game universe with hints of the OVA, Robotnik decides that in order to make Metal Sonic more effective, he needs to decide when to fall back on his own instead of throwing his battered body at Sonic. The answer the good doctor comes up with? Give his prized creation artificial nerve endings.
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  • To Reawaken Chaos unto the Planet by Sky's Penname
    • Recommended by Zagreus
    • Synopsis: Thoroughly punished by Eggman after his failure in Sonic Heroes, Metal Sonic realizes that the only way for him to achieve true power is through the help of Chaos. With the help of a conscripted Shadow, Blaze, and Emerl, world domination may finally be within his grasp.
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  • Training Tails by Stainless Steel Fox
    • Recommended by Exploder
    • Synopsis: "Tails in Sonic Sat AM is woefully underused, mainly as kidnap bait and a cheering section. But what if he had a chance to improve himself? Badass Bookworm !Tails. Crossover with DB, and SF later."
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    • Seconded, the updates are sporadic but if you don't mind crossovers then this is a must-read fic.

    The Wolf Within by Chain123
    • Recommended by Dommie222
    • Synopsis: Born into a world of war, growing up in the burnt down remnant of his home, Tails has lost everything with only the beast within as his companion. An older Tails must now fight to save the past with only the Wolf Pack at his side.
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  • Sonic Concepts by Exploder
    • Recommended by Phaenur
    • Synopsis: Sonic and Tails have fought Robotnik repeatedly for many years. But that status quo is disrupted when another human ends up on Mobius, who believes he must break it up in order to get back to Earth.
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  • Zone Cops by Secret Flower Child
    • Recommended by JTroper
    • Synopsis: Meet the Zone Cops! An elite police force that stops baddies in their tracks and makes sure the Zones of Mobius are safe for all. Follow the many stories of the Zone Cops and life in the Zone Jail. From training the fresh rookies to dealing with the pesky prisoners, life in the No Zone is anything but normal.
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  •     Crack Fics 

    "Once Upon A Time" By Taranea
    • Recommended by Baruta07
    • Synopsis: Shadow is living with an evil stepfamily, Sonic is a Prince forced to look for a bride, the ball is approaching and having three crazed fairy godmothers doesn't make things easier AT ALL...It's Cinderella - Sonadow style!
    • Pairing: Sonadow

    "Amy in Wonderland: The Adaptation" By Angel-BlackSweet
    • Recommended by angelb
    • Synopsis: Based on a comic. When Amy finds herself in a strange world, she is starting to considerate to apologize Sonic for not believing him when he told her that he once was through something like she is now...
    • Pairings: Sonadow, Knuxadow.
    • Tags: Dark fic.

    "Wizard of Ahz" By ZappuelLightnin'Rod
    • Recommended by silvermaxus253
    • Synopsis: Looking for a good quick laugh? This fanfic one-shot follows Shadow as he tests a mysterious machine and is teleported into a crazy world that makes absolutely no sense!! This fanfic is a million laughs an hour, and makes so many pop culture references that create belly-busting humor!
    • (Crack) Pairings: Shadow X Marine

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

    Matchmaker by Rikku McClow Fox
    • Recommended by Luigifan
    • Synopsis: When a certain golden vixen steps in to do a little matchmaking... things take a turn for the worst for the Team Fina. Can Amy, Blaze, & Julie pull together to undergo an important mission, find their true loves, and teach a spunky fox to let love in?

    He Is My Master by Chiisai Kitsune
    • Recommended by Aephries
    • Synopsis: After Chaos Control goes awry, Sonic and Shadow go AWOL...landing in a parallel dimension with many familiar faces, but a huge problem. Getting back would be so easy - that is, if everyone wasn't insisting that Sonic is 'Prince' Shadow's slave...
    • Pairing: Sonadow

    After The Metarex: Tails' Story by TailsLovesCosmo
    • Recommended by sakurichan16
    • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. After Cosmo's death, it's all Tails can do to hold it together. His friends try to help him, but nothing works. Amy and Vector cause him nothing but trouble. But it's Sonic's attempts to help that just might ruin any chance Tails has for future happiness.

    Exchange Rate by Howlizter
    • Recommended by Kazuna Rei
    • Synopsis: "Jailhouse Rock, Part 1". 'They tear him away from me, and I'm powerless to do a thing. All I can do is take his words into my spirit.' Amy's POV.

    Anthem of Our Dying Day by domi_estheim
    • Recommended by Aija
    • Synopsis: "AU. He lives in a city on the edge of meltdown, ruled by the tyrant that took everything away from him. In a world that hates him for what he is, Tails learns the hardest thing to do is trust. Gradual Wave/Tails. Co-written with Welsh Scot. Warning; O Cs" A well-written and highly addictive AU fic, starring Tails and Wave in dystopian Crisis City, evolved from the author's drabble series, [2]. Features O Cs, but they are likeable and believable characters. Usually well-updated, but on temporary hiatus for perfectly explained and understandable reasons.

    Comfort by G30FF
    • Recommended by ILOVEVHS
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: "When two friends with similar problems find solace in each other's presence, something unexpected just might happen..."
    • Pairing: Sonic and Bunnie
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  • Amy's Diary by Charmy Electra
    • Recommended by The Snow Squirrel
    • Summary: Amy writes in her diary every night. Of course she does leave out a lot of details. Amy is the type who hears only what she wants to hear. And she writes the same way.
    • Commentary: An extremely lighthearted, funny, and well written tale involving Amy and the rest of the cast's zany misadventures at Twinkle Park during her "date" with Sonic. This fic is still in progress (even after a 3 year hiatus—read comments), but with 17 hilarious chapters there's plenty to enjoy.
    • Pairings Sonamy(gradually) Tails/Cream Charmy/Cream, slight Knuxouge and a bit of Silvaze.

         Dark Fic 
    Dramatic stories not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

    Counterfeit Manic, by Shadow Commando
    • Recommended by Mydoctor93
    • Synopsis: Scourge, the adopted son of Robotnik, lives an abusive life devoid of love and warmth. But after Robotnik is knocked unconscious in a car accident, Scourge pretends to be one of Robotnik's victims so that he can have his life and family.
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  • Prison Island Break, by Breech Loader
    • Recommended by Ilniaj
    • In an Alternate Universe, Sonic is a felon, incarcerated in Prison Island Penitentiary. So is most of the Sonic Cast. Sonic wants to escape, and he's going to need the help of serial killers, rapists and fraud artists to manage it.
    • Commentary: This story is violent from the first chapter onwards, and gets worse. It's not long before there are graphic descriptions of rape as well. There are also pairings being built up.
    • Tags: Dark Fic, Alternate Universe Fic, Triang Relations
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  •      Crossover Fics 
    Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

    Mario and Sonic: Heroes Unite! by Azurixx
    • Recommended by Marionumber1
    • Synopsis: "After a big battle against Eggman, Sonic and his friends get sucked into Mario's universe. At first, their main priority is to get back home, but they realize they must work together to stop an evil force, bigger than Eggman and Bowser's powers combined!" It's usually well updated.

    Tails Of The Old Republic by PyreVulpimorph
    • Recommended by Exploder
    • Synopsis: A retelling of the game Knights of the Old Republic, with none other than Miles 'Tails' Prower as the main character! Featuring a teenage Tails as the epitome of a Badass Bookworm, great character backgrounds, great character interaction, interesting character powers, and attention to detail.

    The League of Interdimensional Heroes by The 1597 Faceless Writer

         Fan Games 
    • Sonic Fan remix
    • Synopsis: It is basically a retelling of Sonic the Hedgehog with updated graphics, music, and a style more similar to Sonic the Hedgehog 4.

    • Sonic Time Twisted
    • Synopsis: It takes place 1 year after Sonic CD and follows Sonic, Mighty, and Tails through the new time traveling adventure.

    • Sonic: Before the Sequel
    • Recommended by: ClaudeLv250
    • Synopsis: Immediate prequel to Sonic 2, featuring the creation of the first Death Egg and the first meeting between Sonic and Tails. Has about twice the amount of levels as a normal Sonic game, an AMAZING soundtrack, zones that alternate between Sonic and Tails, cool level design and ideas, two secret zones, and a couple of other secrets strewn about (use the "U" key at the title screen). Has its own page.

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