Fanfic Recs: Super Smash Bros.

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Super Smash Bros. Crossover, Super Smash Bros. Crossover: Evolution, and Super Smash Bros. Crossover Unlimited by Maxwell Cohen.
  • Recommended by Kirbypower
  • Synopsis: Super Smash Bros. Crossover is a massive crossover of many franchises, and is not merely limited to the Super Smash Bros. cast. Super Smash Bros. Crossover revolves around the heroes of franchises such as Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kirby, Super Mario Bros., Metroid, and many others joining forces to prevent an apocalypse from ravaging the Earth...At least that is how the story begins.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Alternate Universe Fic, Deconstruction Fic
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  • Make Your Move by various.
    • Recommended by Davidreamcatcha
    • Now with its own page, Make Your Move is not a fanfiction, instead, a constantly ongoing series of contests on Smashboards. Writers are tasked to write movesets (and occasional extras) for not just characters from video game franchises, but from anything ever, from the expected ones like Kammy Koopa to the completely unexpected such as Princess Bubblegum and Larfleeze! Many movesets themselves are (for the most part) so well-written and intricate, after looking through a few, you'll probably say something like "Why the hell isn't Ashens not in a Smash Bros game yet?"
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    Phoenix's SSBB case files by ShadowKnux372 (some AU, crossover)
    • Recommended by DaPatman
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    • Synopsis: What if the Ace Attorney series was set in a world containing various locations from different Nintendo series, where Phoenix has to defend characters who appear in the Super Smash Bros. series? The answer is simple. You get different people being murdered, and the pop culture references are all related to the series the characters come from, but apart from that, there's no difference. The cases are written as if ShadowKnux372 is copying the text down while playing the cases, and most of them are set in different continuities from each other and the actual Ace Attorney games. It's not just Phoenix who does the defending, either. Apollo and Mia both get a chance to defend, as do two characters from the Ace Attorney side you would never expect to see as attorneys. It has its own page.
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  • Super Smash Stadium by Various
    • Recommended by Knight9910
    • Synopsis: The original Super Smash Bros fanfic, the essence of which is to provide a new setting for the massive-crossover antics of the the video game series; namely, a massive dimensional nexus/stadium that runs on professional wrestling-esque stories and plotlines. Starts out as a somewhat awkward prose fic, but becomes a decent and fun script fic.
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  • Smash Mind by Ultiman92

    Smash Mansion by Anonymous
    • Recommended by: Nanakiro and Chloelee12
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: A humorous Slice of Life story about the competitors of Super Smash Bros. and their antics in the oft fanficced-about Smasher's Mansion. When you're "a bunch of super fighting weirdos in a house", things are bound to happen, from the fantastic to the mundane.

    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.

    Hail To The Chump by Loke Groundrunner
    • Recommended by: The Word Master
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: After getting in trouble for writing violent children's songs, Solid Snake is forced to perform odd jobs for President Wario, who is too lazy to do them himself. From making trips to Taco Bell,to fetching Dr. Mario for a party, and even having to bring a band together, Snake must put up with Wario's crazy demands as he tackles one hilarious task after another.
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  • Link's Smashing Journal by Linira.
    • Recommended by: Woodrow
    • Status: In progress.
    • Synopsis: A humorous fic that shows Link's didain towards/approval of all the characters.
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  • One Last Smash by Rabid Wookiee Y.
    • Recommended by: DarkMarxSoul, koook160
    • Status: Complete.
    • Synopsis: The Master and Crazy Hands were defeated along with Giga Bowser years ago and the Super Smash Bros. faced a golden age. However, times changed and their team broke down. When Giga Bowser returns demanding a final battle with the Smashers, what will the broken band of heroes and villains do with their numbers so decreased?
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  • Oneless by Grand Phoenix
    • Recommended by Zagreus
    • Status: Complete.
    • Synopsis: A philosophical and spiritual look at Tabuu and what drives him to conquer the universe.
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  • Clash of the Smashers by Lord Drash
    • Recommended by The_Omegod
    • Status: Complete.
    • Synopsis: An adventure like no other! Ten...nine heroes band together to stop Master Hand from combining forces with the villains from multiple worlds, and starting a third and final tournament...But can the heroes themselves be trusted?
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  • What Lies in the Dark by Baby Gurl 278. Contains violence, language, and some gore.
    • Recommended by Herr Wozzeck
    • Status: Complete.
    • Synopsis: The Super Smash Brothers live comfortably in their own little mansion. When Falco is abruptly killed by a mysterious attacker, however, Fox finds that he was writing a murder mystery. When others in the mansion begin to die in ways mysteriously connected to the book, it becomes a race against time to save the smashers before every murder in the book is carried out.
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  • Life Aboard The Halberd By Wise Crack Idiots. Contains some swearing.
    • Recommended by Rifflet
    • Status: Ongoing.
    • Synopsis: So after Tabuu was defeated, all of the Brawl characters (minus former villians Bowser, Dedede, Wario and Ganondorf) decide that they liked being together and didn't want to be separated. But where to go? Due to Nintendo's lack of preparation skills for after-story mode gaming, they had nowhere to crash. So who had a place big enough to support 35+ Brawl characters? Why, Meta Knight, of course! And we come to you to present the most insanely, wildly funny fanfiction you'll ever read about their day-to-day lifestyles on the Halberd.
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  • "The Subspace Emissary's Worlds Conquest" by AuraChannelerChris.
    • Recommended by Gamerex27, seconded by totlmstr, thirded by Lord Hyper, Fourthed by Exploding Pyro
    • Status: Ongoing.
    • Synopsis: This is a story of an OC and his Lucario leading the Smash Bros. Characters through another war with the Subspace Emissary.
    • This story is over FOUR MILLION WORDS. The author has stated that he's afraid it might end at ten million, it is divided into story sections called discs and it is still going strong.
      • Just to put that into perspective, according to The Other Wiki, the longest novel ever written is just under 1.1 million words. This fan fic has a good claim to be the longest work of fiction in history.
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  • "SSBB Oneshots" by Soundwave 0107
    • Recommended by Kyrios9
    • Status: Complete
    • Synopsis: A HUGE series of connected one-shots spanning 183 chapters that shows the often insane going-ons in the Smash Mansion.
    • While the majority of the fic is comedy (gold) there are some Tearjerker moments as well. The relationships between the characters are very well done, and the writing style is excellent. Beware as it contains swearing and sexual content, though.
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  • "What Goes On" by Great Chicken Miasma
    • Recommended by Mister Dr Bob
    • Status: On hiatus
    • Synopsis: When Marth accidentally kills the Smashers' beloved Wii, Schlemiel, it's up to Ness, Lucas, Kirby, Pikachu and the Ice Climbers to make sure that nobody finds out. At least...that's what it's about at first. It becomes evident early on that nobody is noticing Schlemiel's gone, and a bunch of other crazy stuff happens.
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  • "Food-Mart Frenzy" by Hoverbike Girl
    • Recommended by Rick Tommy
    • Status: On hiatus
    • Synopsis: When the Melee-era Smash Brothers run out of food, they go to the newly-constructed Smash Mart to buy some. But little do they know how action-packed their little shopping trip will be, when not only do they all go their own ways, but they meet up with the Brawl newcomers and several other characters.
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  • Saya: Nintendo X Capcom by Zombie Axe Hero
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  • "Guardians Arise!" By Pit FTW
    • Recommended by Future Cam
    • Status: Complete, has a sequel in the works
    • Pairings: Very minor Link/Zelda, usually played for comedy. A few canon pairings from the Smasher's home universes (Or the crack pairing of Ike/Mia) are referenced briefly.
    • Synopsis: An old enemy returns, this time ripping the souls of the Smashers away from their bodies. By taking possession of them, he hopes to take over the Smash World. 100 years later, the Smashers must turn to humans for help. But some just can't get along...
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  • "Class is in Session" By Mr. Light Chicken Bulbs
    • Recommended by: Anomalocaris 20
    • Status: Dormant
    • Synopsis: Ganondorf thinks every fighter other than himself sucks and, being a nice person, takes them under his wing to increase their skills. They get more then they wanted though, as he has a personal vendetta against everyone, even those who he's never met...
    • Basically, what if Smash Bros. were a school, and Ganondorf were the worst teacher (and worst person in general) ever? It's violent, profane, vulgar, sadistic, and brutal, and utterly hilarious as it does so. Starts in Melee's era, and gradually transitions into Brawl. Written by the same author who wrote GroupOfWeirdos.
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  • The Smashing Bumpkins by sandwichsupernova. (contains strong language, strong sexual content, drug and alcohol use, violence)
    • Recommended by: N8han11
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Pairings: Zelda/Link, Snake/Samus, Palutena/Everyone, many crack pairings
    • Synopsis: Confusion abounds at the luxurious Smashgrounds! Link and Zelda investigate why they are forced to fight. Mario's alcoholism leaves Don Luigi in charge and Peach single. Ness is haunted by terrible memories. Mega Man irrationally hates Pac-Man. Samus and Rosalina seek friendship. Ike tries teaching Marth English. Pikachu trolls his former trainer. Rated M for sex, drugs, violence, and language.
    • Comments: Humorous fic takes place at the tail end of development for Smash Wii U/3DS. Following a trail of breadcrumbs from disturbing dreams, the Smashers take to space to confront the Ominous Voices who have erased their memories and are policing/silencing them with Master and Crazy Hand. Along the way to seek their Creators they will remember many things they'd rather have stayed forgotten. Many crack pairings. Extreme sexual content, graphic violence, OOC, and crude humor.
    • Tags: action, philosophy, slashfic, lemon, dark humor, meta, ridley, alternate-universe, zelink
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  • Alchemist Spirit Knight Lucina by TwilightJoltik.
    • Recommended by: nelunsoul
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Pairings: Slight Ike/Marth and, oddly enough, Leaf/Roy. Lucina/Roy is also implied in a few moments, as well as other canon pairings, like Ness/Paula and Mario/Peach, for example.
    • Synopsis: Cosmic guardian Rosalina is threatened by the Star Eaters, so she calls upon the twelve Alchemist Knights to stop them. Lucina, the first to be called is entrusted with the power to manipulate time and the responsibility to find the others before the Star Eaters do. The catch? She and the other Alchemist Knights have no idea how to use their powers. Magical Girl (and boy) AU.
    • Comments: As the synopsis says, it's a straightforward Magical Girl AU that introduces the new playable characters smoothly. It's far from perfect, as the writing is a bit shaky especially near the beginning, but it has a unique and interesting story that I can't wait to see more of, along with some awesome characterization and dramatic, emotional scenes. Plus, you really can't go wrong with Lucina being the protagonist.
    • Tags: Magical Girl, Alternate Universe,

    The Hot Topic Krew by an anonymous guy on tumblr. Rated T.
    • Recommended by: Pinkiestar
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: All of the edgiest characters in Smash (And Cia for some reason) are going to their favorite store, Hot Topic, only to find out that Yoshi has made it less goth. They all team up together to stop Yoshi's plunder, but they discover that their store is not the only thing in danger. Note there is some gore in the story.
    • Comments: Honestly, one of the funniest stories I've ever read. It's popular enough in some places to have its own fanfics. As the author has said, it's essentially My Immortal meets Super Smash Brothers. There's a lot of OCs in it, but most of them are supposed to just be Alt skins.
    • Tags: Parody Fic
    Smash Emblem: Awakening by LuigiThePresident.
    • Recommended by: TwirlingMiracle
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Pairings:There will be pairings in the fic, relationship tags on Archive Of Our Own will be updated as they appear.
    • Synopsis: Grima has returned. No one knows how-not even the one whom sealed him-but he has returned. The Smashers plan to put a stop to this, yet they don't know how. But when the world around them is falling, and Grimas laughter is embedded in all of their souls, they realize what must be done-they must travel back in time and find why Grima was revived, and stop him from ever rewakening.Narrated by Wii Fit Trainer, their journey contains a ton of laughs, a ton of drama, a ton of tears, and a ton of battling. Surely, this war will be long and vast, but with just about every Smasher uniting to stop it, the Smashers, as Diddy and Sonic named them, will defeat Grima...or, will they?
    • Comments: This fic is a wonderful example of the same old characters just being themselves, but in a new setting. Pretty much every character from Smash Bros 4 is there, and this writer does try to mention everyone and not push characters to the side. There is also plenty of foreshadowing to get you excited for each coming chapter. And yes, as the synopsis says, there is sadness at points, but it is healthily balanced with the funniness. Would recommend to anyone that likes Super Smash Bros, as you do not even need to know much about Fire Emblem Awakening to read, just know what exactly Grima is.

    The Originals by Shoerockett.
    • Recommended by NarrativeLock
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Pit, Ike, Peach and Junior are on a mission to defeat Tabuu, the figure who has proclaimed himself ruler of the world. Pit tells the others of a time before the Memory Loss, when the world was led by its true leader, Master Hand. Peach doesn't know what to believe, but it's too late to escape, especially with the Originals after them. Will they succeed?
    • My Synopsis: Remember the "World of Trophies" concept from the Subspace Emissary? It's fleshed out here, complete with the mechanics of trophy combat, a class system, and even a backstory (sort of). The story is that Tabuu has taken over the world, and noone thinks this is alarming because of a worldwide "Memory Loss" that has happened since then. Pit wasn't affected, and he rounds up a recently-amnesiac Ike, single mother Peach and her son Toon Link (referred to as "Junior") to get into the Imperial Tower (where Tabuu is) and defeat him. Running against them are the Originals (Master Hand's twelve original creations, otherwise known as the cast of the original Super Smash Bros, the strongest fighters in the World), who are now Tabuu's second- through thirteenth-in-command. Central to the story is the group's internal struggles: Pit with his memories of *MASSIVE SPOILERS*, Ike with his past and *EVEN BIGGER SPOILERS*, Peach with Link and her relationship with Junior. In addition, the group finds it hard to trust Pit, him being the only one who remembers the time before the Loss and being very selective with what he tells them. Another big part of the story is the setting, which features various bits of video game worlds, much like Smash Bros itself. The story is told from a first-person perspective, but exactly whose perspective this is changes regularly, so that effectively every member of the group is the main character. Also *SPOILERS*, *HEAVY SPOILERS*, *INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH SPOILERS* and *MORE SPOILERS THAN THE ENTIRE WRL*.
    • Why I Recommend It: This is one of those stories that feels like it could be a book, in part because of how long the chapters are (averaging 9233.2 words each), but mostly because of the depth of the narrative. Seriously, it feels like it should have its own wiki! The dynamics of the group are also thoroughly engrossing, and you really feel the struggles of every character. The world also really comes alive, and it's really awesome to see how similar each location and character is to their inspiration and also how they interact with the other worlds that aren't present there. All of this adds up to the main draw of the story: it keeps you guessing, leads you along, and at th same time doesn't let the stack get too high. It takes me about twice as long to read one of these chapters as it would to read anything else of the same length, because I have to keep stopping to vent the HYPE that results.
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  • Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

    Sinful and then its sequel, Hopeful by dreaming-of-storms. First one is M-rated. Second one is T, for violence and language.
    • Recommended by inkweaveramara
    • Status: Complete.
    • Synopsis: Sinful is a very well-written PWP about Samus and Zelda. The second story, Hopeful, brings Peach and her own conflicting feelings about the relationship into the mix.
    • Tags: Porn Without Plot, Slash Fic, Lemon.
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  • A Bar of Soap! by Fatality (contains strong language, violence, and homosexual pairings).
    • Recommended by Bon Us
    • Status: Ongoing.
    • Pairings: Link/Lucario, Link/Zelda, Pit/??? (not gonna reveal it here, it's a big reveal later on!), Ike/Marth, Ike/OC
    • Synopsis: One summer, a while after the defeat of Tabuu, a group of the Smashers decides to spend some time relaxing at a lakeside mansion. Over time more friends, both old and new, join them at the mansion, and as tentative romance blossoms and friends struggle with new feelings, a whole lot of crazy, hilarious shit goes down.
    • Tags: Slash Fic.
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  • Mechanism and its oneshot sequel Deviation, by SSBB.Swords (contains yaoi/slash pairings, although nothing explicit)
    • Status: Complete.
    • Pairings: Ike/Marth
    • Tags: Slash Fic.
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  • Dancing With the Smashers by Umbreon Mastah
    • Recommended by Masquerade Actors (Dreamer)
    • Synopsis: A romantic comedy. Master Hand decidesnote  to throw a ball for the Smashers, and between people desperate for dates and Peach's attempts to play matchmaker Hilarity Ensues.
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Meta Knight/Jigglypuff, some crack pairings, and use of some in-universe, ex. Fox/Krystal, (all Het, No OCs)
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  • Doppelgänger by TheWestDriver
    • Recommended by Pichu
    • Synopsis: Sheik hates them both, and no one knows where it all began. Samus Zelda femslash. Part 1 of the Flinch series.
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Zelda/Samus
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  • The Flames by kookey
    • Recommended by Storm Requiem
    • Synopsis: He was blunt. He was uncultured. He was cold and coarse. He was everything that she, as a princess and future queen, had been told to avoid. And she couldn't help but be drawn nonetheless.
    • Status: Incomplete
    • Pairings: Zelda/Ike, some Zelink and Peach/Mario.