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If you like Starfire/Robin or BB/Raven, this author is the one you should check out. This author puts a lot of detail and emotion into her fanfics. She has two series of stories that she has put much detail into. Her first series is called e'ara universe series, which focuses on Starfire and Robin's relationship and marriage. She puts much detail into developing the Tamaranian society and culture. Her second series is called Touch series, which is mostly about how Starfire and Dick try to work through the hardships of their relationship. One of these stories takes place in Gotham City where Starfire gets to meet the bat family. Kryalla also incorporates some traits from the canon comics as well. The author has just retired from fanfic writing and all her stories are complete.
The best Robin writer you'll find. All of her few fics (she unfortunately only has 4 or 5 TT fics) are very popular. Her stories are so gripping, emotional and are just dripping with glorious angst. I cried at the ending of two of them. She explores Robin's mentality and his vulnerability as a human being, and writes him perfectly. Plus her perfect incorporation of the Justice League and Batman. Her fics "Return Of the Joker" and "Never Alone" are listed below.
Oh man, she writes Batman's interractions with Robin so amazingly that you'll be gushing/aww-ing/crying buckets by the time you're done.
If you like Beast Boy/Raven, this is the place to go. If you don't, avoid her. There are 51 fics in her collection, most of which are irrelevant to each other, so you're bound to find something you like. There's normally some Robin/Starfire and/or (usually and) Cyborg/Bumblebeee in her stories as well, but she manages to avoid making any of her couples take a true back seat more often than not. She even brings Kid Flash/Jinx and a few other miscellaneous couples into the mix occasionally. Not all of her fics are focussed on romance (only most of them); there's plenty of fluff to go around. A few of her fics (admittedly what This Troper thinks are some of the lower-quality ones) don't have any romance or fluff to them. This Troper won't pretend to have read all 51 of beautifulpurpleflame's (usually very long) stories, but she's a consistantly good writer even in her early work.
I always take the opportunity to recommend her fanfiction, so I thought I'd just flat-out recommend the author herself. Her fanfiction is a goldmine if you love Robin-vs-Slade fanfiction (and want to find quality Apprentice fanfiction that isn't Sladin). She's written several Apprentice fanfictions - including a grand total of three AU fanfics (the later two, especially - "Northern Star" and "In Too Deep" - are well worth a read) - and an amazing fanfic which is an expansion of the episode Haunted, as well as several comedy oneshots. Her Slade incorporates much from Deathstroke's comic incarnations, fleshing him out as a character whilst keeping him true to the animated Slade.
This author tends to write Beast Boy/Raven fanfics with a rather interesting tendency for creative use of the former's powers. If you want to see BB taking out Slade, a god, or an entire alien race (and all of that in more or less legitimate ways), or saving a dying planet, then that is the writer for you. Oh, and of course he gets the girl at the end.
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.Two Birds by adorable pragmatism
Synopsis: One team is strictly on a mission. The other team wants to find out what they're hiding. With common enemies, working together becomes their only option. "We're not a promise of what's to come, and you're not a chance for us to change our pasts."
Comments: This is a beautiful crossover, with brilliant dialogue, a clever plot, and really well-done characterization. This is pretty much the most brilliant crossover this troper has ever seen.
Synopsis: The Azarathian coming of age is only a few short months away for Raven, and she is struggling with some ugly truths about herself. Can a bubblegum haired thief set her straight, or just confuse her even more?
Silvercover: This is a fanfic where we get to see Raven face her heritage and origin in order to come to terms with herself and grow as a person of her own. It is very well done and the author really knows how to capture the characters. It is somewhat similar Left to Love fanfic down there, except that this one focuses less on the character relationships and more so on the character's struggles.
Lustheron: Better than it sounds. An interesting look how Poor Communication Kills can effect the team. Raven assumes that if the Titans want to know more about her and her culture, they'd ask. The Titans all assume that if she wants them to know more about her and her culture, she'll tell them. Currently has a sequel, Consequence of Misunderstandings, up and a Tropes page in desperate need of some love.
cinemamaster: Coincidence and Consequence are two of the best TT fanfics on the site - it explores Raven and Jinx, focusing on how the two found themselves to be in love and their pasts. Silently Watches diverges from the source material just enough to make a profound impact, borrowing from the comics as well.
Synopsis: Requested to find a missing professor of anthropology, the Titans begin a descent into the darkness where dwell madness and evil. Mystery and horror await our intrepid heroes. As for survival, that remains to be seen.
Comments: Its the Teen Titans versus Chuthlu. Don't need to know Lovecraft to enjoy. The narration is really good.
I agree with the previous Troper. But, having read almost all of the works mentioned in this story, I was absolutely terrified and knew, to a certain extent, what would happen in the story. I had to stop several times at the very BEGINNING because I knew what it would eventually lead to.
One of the most utterly terrifying and brilliant pieces of fan fiction I've ever read. Literally couldn't sleep after I've read it. I stayed up and watched whatever I had, just so I wouldn't fall asleep. Paranoia is dangerous!
Of course, it also comes with plenty enough funny and light moments for everyone... but yes, it is terrifying, and very dark overall. Highly recommended.
Synopsis A Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Teen Titans crossover that sadly is a dead fic as far as I can tell. On the bright side, there's 60+ chapters. Oh, and what is the crossover? Xander gets sucked into the Titansverse, which happens to also deage him to 16 and give him back his eye. It also combines the DCAU with Teen Titans and actually addresses the continuity problems that causes.
Comments: Funny, actiony and just awesome. Also continues the running gag of Xander having bad luck with who he falls in love in (getting in a Jinx/Raven/Starfire/Talia (yes, Ra's daughter) love pentagon). Also features Xander killing alot of people.
Interesting in characterizations, especially with its subtle comparisons of Raven to Willow, which are small but disturbing when you realize that the reason for Xander's becoming fast friends with her (after working out various issues such as Raven's heritage) isn't just because of her personality, but because he's subconsciously using her to replace Willow.
Synopsis: An apprentice fic, and saying else about the plot would be spoiling. Just know that Slade's awesome, the Titans still have no idea what's going on, and Robin won't kill anyone.
''It might not sound like much, but it's all about the delivery. Robin's inner battles are really well done and it's written beautifully. Plus the plot is full of twists, dark humor and great character moments. There's also no slash, just a really messed up father-son type relationship.
Synopsis: Slade hires Deadpool to go assassinate the Titans; Terra is part of the group, and there is an Original Character who is Raven's boyfriend(you can skip the one scene they have together and assign his lines to someone else if you're really that upset over him.)
Comments: Utterly hilarious. The author captures the chaotic energy of Deadpool perfectly, and although Wade does hog the spotlight a bit, it has such gems as Deadpool asking Slade how many buttons he has that control the huge screens in his lair and Deadpool trying to hook up with Starfire (and failing in the most spectacular way possible). Writing and characterization are spot-on.
Synopsis: When Ryouga crosses paths with the Teen Titans and agents of H.I.V.E. in the Chinese wilderness, a chain of events is set in motion that will thrust Ryouga into the spotlight of his own adventures. When martial arts mayhem meets super hero hijinks, chaos ensues.
Comments: An utterly subpar summary for an utterly epic series. Ryouga and the Titans take center stage for this story with Ranma and the crew not coming in until later on, but Lathis keeps Ryouga remarkably in-character with all his flaws and vices intact, something you don't often see in Ryouga-centric fics. The plot initially focuses on Ryouga's initial meeting with the Titans before launching into the main storyline as Brother Blood goes on a recruiting drive in Nerima.
Roo: Okay, I have to say that the writing style is clumsy and awkward, and normally I wouldn't have given this fic the time of day... except it gets so many things right. The fic largely manages to capture the tone and feel of the Teen Titans cartoon and makes the Ranma characters and locations blend in completely naturally. The plot is interesting, the characterizations are mostly spot-on, and quite a bit of fun is had with various characters from both fandoms getting to interact with and play off one another. While Ryouga and Raven are listed as the main characters, this is much more an ensemble piece where just about everyone gets their time in the limelight, and a lot of them are used brilliantly (Cologne being my favorite). I will admit that I was skeptical about the prominence of the Amazons in the early part — Ranma fics who heavily feature the Amazon village tend to be rather tedious, especially with all the beauty-care-product names for characters I couldn't care less about — but somehow it just works this time around. Definitely a story worth checking out if you have the time.
Synopsis: The sequel series to The Titans and the Lost Boy, Dark Titans focuses on the aftermath of the battle with H.I.V.E. as the Nerima Wrecking Crew adjust to the circumstances they find themselves in.
Comments: As awesome as its' predecessor, Dark Titans progresses in several distinct arcs, each one focusing on a separate group of characters. The Red X arc comes first, giving the Titans the inital spotlight, before the action moves to Nerima, where Ranma has to assemble a team of heroes on his own to deal with Big Trouble in Little Tokyo. Then Cologne and the Amazons match wits with Lex Luthor in This Ain't A Scene before Ryouga unlocks the secret to resurrecting Terra in Titan Rising. And through all of this, Lathis maintains the quirky Slayers-style combo of humor drama and action that makes his stories so fun to read. If you liked The Titans and the Lost Boy, you will like this sequel.
Synopsis: Out of the goodness of his heart, The Joker comes to Jump City! And nothing will ever be the same once the Clown Prince Of Crime is done with our heroes...
Comments: This fanfic is just well written and, as an all important addendum, doesn't take itself too seriously, balancing out drama and light heart antics is such a way that you'd think it's canon, as best exemplified by author's comments where he notes the mistakes many other fanfics do and is attempts not to fall into them, his criticism of his own mistakes, his requests for his readers to always correct him if necessary, and his dedication towards explaining any divergence he makes instead of just making things happen. Here, the writer mixes elements from the Teen Titans series, from the Batman comics, and even some influence from Batman: The Animated Series. All characters stay in character, and, as said before, any liberty taken with the existing plot is always explained rather than just happening; complex reasons for the characters' various personalities, and behind what they hide from the others, are shown, but never does it look like anything but pure character development. Romance between the characters is central to the plot, but it isn't the main intent, nor does it force everything else to take a backseat; the characters, again, act in character, and aren't forced together through bad writing. In short, characterization is treated well and with moderation and respect. As a final point, the author not only realizes the importance of good characterization, but just how much a good villain can do. His Joker's personality drives the plot and the misery he causes is handled very well.
Thoughts Very well done. Early on it seems like the author is using the story to punish certain characters (Not that I haven't wanted to do the same), Gizmo in particular. But besides that, its well writen, keeps the characters true to their roots while still developing them, and have a great third act. 4.5/5 -Har D Har Koopa
It's not a bad fic, but the Joker comes too close to Villain Sue mode for me. Everybody's scared to death of him, the narrative lovingly describe how evil and deranged he is and goes out of its way to show how none of the other villains are worth anything compared to him, and the author's notes occasionally get a little obsessive the character. I like the Joker and think he's a great character, but in this he was so hyped up as the ultimate villain that I actually started to get a little annoyed by him. I actually found the story most entertaining when the Joker wasn't on-screen, which is... a unique experience for me, to say the least. -Roo
Kriegsmesser: A good fic, definitely, but the fight scenes feel shallow and rushed, and the climax is a bit underwhelming. Still a good, read, definitely. Raven(!!!)'s sudden "I have a boyfriend, so I'm going to treat the rest of you like crap now" attitude at the start of Recovery was a bit much for me, though.
Synopsis: The ramifications for Jinx on betraying her friends, using the letters of the alphabet. Remember how Jinx just casually blasted the people she spent a significant amount of her life with into unconsciousness, without showing any sign that she cared about them? This story explores how Jinx felt about what she'd done.
Comments: For everyone who wishes that canon had given this issue the consideration it deserved.
Synopsis: A series of plot arcs, each building on the others—the main common thread being a "what if" story of Robin acquiring super powers.
Comments: A truly epic tale, thoroughly exploring every Teen Titans hero and villain Cyberwraith9 can get his hands on. It includes elements from DCAU on the sidelines and occasionally interacts with them. There is some Robin/Starfire shipping, but not as the focus of the fics. Both stories are completed, and it seems like a third one is in the works...
Synopsis: Future-fic set maybe 10 years or so after the series, though the rest of the team and Batman show up too.
Comments: Actually the ending of a series by the author, but you don't have to read those to understand it (especially if you're up to par on knowledge of the Bat-verse, as Bats, Alfred, and Babs all make appearances). Quite a bit of Robin/Starfire but it's not a straight-up romance fic, more family fic. Take your insulin beforehand also.
Synopsis: After being victim a series of pranks, Raven confronts Beast Boy, accidentally Mind Raping him in the process. Now they must both deal with the doubts and consequences of her Disproportionate Retribution.
Comments: A well written fic with a few twists on a very common setting. Gets a little fluffy towards the end, but very effective at the beginning.
Synopsis: In the author's own words Noir, an incredibly overpowered Gary Stu, joins the animated Teen Titans. During his tenure with the heroic youngsters, many grammatical errors are made, many gross atrocities of the first-person narrative are committed, and a bunch of bloody drama is spilt in the name of lifeless nerdiness.
Comments: None the less it's an enjoyably silly ride with believable character development and excessive quantities of awesomeness.
Comartemis: This troper thinks the author is either being hugely sarcastic or isn't giving himself enough credit.
Warning: this story clocks in at over 2,500,000 words. No, that's not a typo. It's great fun, but don't take it on lightly.
greymagick711, a troper who really, really dislikes OC's to whom this was recommended to by a friend: This fic is exciting—the action scenes are great and played out much like comic books, complete with Written Sound Effect. Everyone gets character development, and the arcs are wonderfully long.
Synopsis: Follows both the Titans as they invstigate the mysterious Gemini Industries and a young cowboy, recently arrived in Jump City, who gets involved with Slade and his new OC Apprentice.
Comments: A reboot of a previous story by the author (Titan's Song, since deleted from FFN.Net), MS is of high quality in both plot and writing. While mostly serious, it seems to be increasing in its funny moments. Well worth a look.
Synopsis: As a result of a robbery gone wrong and an overenthusiastic security guard, Robin ends up in a locked room with a Red X with a gunshot wound. Dialogue happens.
Comments: Yes, that really is the entire plot. It's still a lovely exploration of the similarities and differences between Robin and Red X, which seems completely in character for both of them. The author's Red X-voice in particular is great- she manages to add some depth to the character, while retaining the snark and without diving headfirst into Wangst. The sequel, Saves the Day, is worth reading too- sadly the series seems abandoned.
Synopsis: Loopholes, deception, disappearances. Puzzle pieces that need to be put together. A villain watches from the corner of his only eye the Boy Wonder. But Robin has another problem, too. It's an evergrowing fight with the Dark Knight. A father son story.
Comments: I honestly don't know where to begin. If I started listing off everything that I loved about this fic... actually, it would probably be the fic itself. Because there was little, if anything, that I didn't adore. Everyone's in character, and the extended DCAU gets in on it in the form of the Justice League and everyone's favorite Gothamites and Metropolitans, along with certain comic book characters. It gets violent, but the writing is more than amazing enough to keep This Troper hooked. The only other thing she'll trust herself with saying about it is to READ IT. NOW.
Seconded. Anything by Rena Redhead is well worth reading but "Custody" is her magnum opus and best work yet. All the character interactions are spot-on, Crowning Moments of Awesome abound, and Slade gets some of best and creepiest Hannibal Lectures in Titans fanfic ever. There's also some small Robin/Starfire for a mini romance arc, but it's mostly understated. Well worth the read.
Synopsis: Everyone's favourite creepy paedophile Slade decides that the he really wants a child to raise as his heir. How is he going to go about it? Well, by changing Robin into a girl and raping her of course.
Comments:Very well written, but the Reset Button is firmly avoided and it is not a happy fic. At best it is a Bittersweet Ending, bordering on a downer one. Midway through part two it moves firmly into a Bat Family Crossover fic and the rest of the Titans are phased out.
This appears to have been deleted from fanfiction.net. If anybody has the new link, could they please post it.
Agreed! I was really hoping to read this again, but I can't find a link to it anywhere. If someone has it, post!
Synopsis: A huge series of drabbles about the friendship between Beast Boy and Cyborg.
Comments: This series is incredible. There are a vast number of drabbles that range from humor to drama to just poignant. Everyone is in character and it's fun to read. If you have time, feel free to read, there are over fifty drabbles and there could be more.
Synopsis: In the depths of the Everfree Forest, an artifact older than life itself activates, bringing forth five, resting heroes of old. Though they don't remember much, they still remember who they are. Yet in this new land of harmony and minimal crime, will they be able to be able to embrace the chance to finally live normal lives, or will they always be needed to heed the call? ~ Crossover with My Little Ponies
Pairings: Robin/Starfire, Beast Boy/Raven, Kid Flash/Jinx, Cyborg/Sarah Simms, Hot Spot/Argent
Synopsis: A large collection of one-shots ranging from humorous to romantic to dramatic, taking place at various points of time during and after the show.
Comments: One of the best Titans fics out there, and definitely one of the best Titans anthologies. The stories are well-written, mostly free of errors, and have great characterizations. Prefers canon and semi-canon shippings to fanon, but aside from that most any Teen Titans fan can find a story they would enjoy, as there's a metaphorical buffet to choose from, including some genuinely chilling Slade stories. Even better, the author still updates, despite the fic being nearly three years old.
Synopsis: Takes place after the Teen Titans Season 3 episode "Haunted". After Robin's physical brutalization and psychological traumatization at the hands of the illusionary Slade, an unseen foe begins launching a series of personal attacks on the Teen Titans, of which Robin's was the first. As Robin struggles against the threat of a nervous breakdown, he leads the Titans, with the sometimes aid of the Justice League, against this evil. Throughout it all, the specter of Slade casts a shadow, and Robin grapples with the question of why Slade wanted him as his apprentice.
Comments: A masterpiece. The characterizations are spot-on, the Slade flashbacks truly chilling, and the mystery engrossing. Fans of ''Custody', like this troper, will truly enjoy this.
Pairings: Suggested BB/Raven, but you can ignore the subtext if you want.
Synopsis: Beast Boy took a deep breath, tightening his grip on her hand. "I did something, Raven. Something bad. And now I have to go someplace where I can try to get control of it. I can't let it take over again. Never again." Oneshot
Comments: Dark Fic, starring the Beast from "The Beast Within". The ending is sort of rushed, but it's otherwise a very good (and heartbreaking) one-shot.
Synopsis: A splinter group of a Christian church starts idolizing Starfire, of all people, as an angel! Dealing with this mundane but stressful issue in turn causes the Titans to debate their own spiritual beliefs..
Comments: It has been said on this very wiki, more than one time, that religion and fanfiction shouldn't mix (A Crushed Empire, Harry Potter Turns to The Lord, that Percy Jackson fic whose name I forgot, et cetera), but I'd like to invoke Sturgeon's Law on this fic. The idea that Starfire is hailed by a group of mislead, but well-intentioned, Christians is the kicker for a really interesting dialogue between faith and worldviews among the heroes, and the aesop is reasonable enough for anyone, independent of religion or lack of it. Also a warning: the fic has a lot of funny moments and a severe Mood Whiplash in later chapters.
HIGHLY seconded! Funny, touching, thought-provoking, and scary as hell, it brings in Christianity without being preachy in the slightest and shows respect to the variety of beliefs that the Titans have.
Synopsis: When Robin has a stress-induced heart attack, the other Titans all react in their own unique ways to prevent any undue stress from hurting him further. However, trying to keep people from being stressed has its own funny way of stressing them out....
Pairings: Robin/Starfire, Cyborg/Beastboy (though NOT what you think and NOT slash: the author neatly inverts/subverts/just plain 'verts all expectations))
Comments: Take the active and leadership-obsessed Robin, put him in a position where he's not allowed to do anything that might cause stress, add to it Starfire's insistence that "the Batman" show fatherly love towards his ward (and an increasingly ramped-up, hysterical stalk of Bats that takes 6 Titans, Question, Catwoman, and most of JLA to finally pull off), mix with the typical villains suddenly finding themselves on the receiving end of stressed-out Titans...HYSTERICAL. The writer has the characters down cold; her two tales capture the feel of the show perfectly!
Synopsis: Slade takes Robin to a bar to pick up chicks. Hilarity ensues.
Pairings: None - so it's not slash.
Comments: Written as a companion for her Apprentice AU "Northern Star", but not necessary to read both (though I would recommend both) - all you need to know is that, during the fic, Robin is still Slade's apprentice. Has its serious moments and some angsting, but plenty of drunken hilarity. Not quite AU enough to file under the AU section.
Synopsis: While out on the town, Cyborg is called a racial slur by an ungrateful civilian. Cyborg and Starfire have a heartfelt discussion about why something stupid like a word can still hurt someone who identifies as an outsider.
Comments: A very well-written oneshot that works as a deconstruction of the "Troq" episode while still being creative and insightful in its own right. Notable for its treatment of a sensitive subject with intelligent analysis rather than just a hamfisted indictment.
Synopsis: Blackfire unfreezes Kyd Wykkyd and tells him that if he helps her escape from her prison, she'll help the HIVE Five escape from theirs. He accepts, only to realize that his decision to help her might not have been a good idea...
Pairing(s): A few Ship Teases between Kyd and Raven and some mention of Kyd/Angel, but otherwise lacks these.
Comments: When I went into this fic, I was skeptical and totally expected a full on Draco in Leather Pants treatment on poor Kyd. I was pleasantly surprised. While he is portrayed sympathetically and is given an attempt at a freudian excuse, the story does nothing to hide the fact that Kyd is, well, a villain and has no regrets for his life of crime. He might skirt the Marty Stu line a little, but he's still given some good, steady characterization, as are See-More, Jinx (who is NOT bashed for betraying the HIVE Five, which pleases me greatly; if anything, she's a major woobie), Herald, Malchior, Warp and Blackfire. The story is pretty interesting too, and Kyd's hopes of getting his friends freed humanizes him a bit. If you're a fan of this surprisingly popular background villain, then I highly reccomend this Fic.
Synopsis: Follows Dick Grayson in college as he meets Rachel Roth, Garfield Logan and Victor Stone in an original and rather realistic origin story for the Titans.
Pairings: None to speak of.
Comments: A nice take on the growth from normal teens to actual heroes that seems rather rare. All the characters get attention except Starfire, who has not yet appeared. Its sequel, Beginnings, appears to be abandon, but its 5 chapters are good also.
Synopsis: A devastating attack sends two lonely and despondent figures tumbling through the ether. Can they put aside their differences, find their way home, and perhaps find happiness at the same time? Probably not, but what can you do? BB/Jinx. Hells yeah.
Pairings: Beast Boy/Jinx
Comments: A very interesting story which is starts literally the day after the battle against Trigon the story explores quite a few interesting points including how Beast Boy view all the Ship Tease between Raven and Robin. The story is compelling and quite funny it is howerver sadly a Dead Fic but what is written is pure gold
Synopsis: It was supposed to be over. The reagent was gone from his system, and all the lights were on... so... how could he still be seeing Slade…? Immediately follows the events of "Haunted."
Comments: As mentioned in the synopsis, this fanfic take place immediately after the episode Haunted, and it's about on how Robin continue to see Slade despite that his body is clean of the mind-dust, and doesn't show any other physical fault. An intensely chilling and frightening story about one Kid Hero's mind that seems to lose itself to the brink of insanity, and it gets more and more intense with each chapter as Slade shows up increasingly frequently and aggressively. A big must to any Robin, Teen Titans or insanity-themed story fan. And to add the awesomeness, Batman appears as well and plays a huge role near the end.
Synopsis: Robin gets kidnapped by an old "friend," and the Titans find themselves searching desperately for their leader, with little luck. Torture, angst, despair, destruction, death... can they save him?
Comments:The basic premise of this fanfic is: taking the Joker Junior flashback scene from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and adapting it to involve Dick (Robin) instead of Tim. You think this fanfic will hold no suspense or surprise for you? You think that you've already seen the film, seen the flashback, so you know what will happen? You don't. This author does more than copy and paste the exact same scenario, she expands upon it (in realistic, gruesome and heartwrenching detail), throws in subplots and Titans-family-fluff and takes the reader on twists and turns that they would not expect even if they know the original scene like the back of their hand. It also focuses on the Titans' efforts to save him and their reactions, and includes Batman (whose incorporation into the story is brilliant), the JLA and the Titans East. While the first few earlier chapters and Starfire's dialogue are unimpressive (the latter of which the author can't seem to get quite right), the author's capability to write the emotions of characters shines brilliantly as the story progresses into an utterly heart-wrenching story that portrays Robin's humanity and vulnerability absolutely perfectly; you'll be begging to save Robin yourself. Grab the Kleenex, you're in for a ride.
Also has a sequel in progress, though it seems to currently be on hiatus.
Triggers: Strong language. Abundance of torture (both phyical and mental) and blood. Non-sexual nudity.
Synopsis: Robin can't shake what he claims is just a cold, but keeps getting worse. Red X is becoming increasingly dangerous. Raven is worried, and discovers a thin trail of magic that leads her to discovering the true cause of Robin's affliction, and the true story behind the return of Red X. The truth can be difficult to face, when the face is a familiar one.
Comments: Truly chilling, and the writing is fantastic. I'd never even considered this theory as to what Red X's identity is.
Pairings: Beast Boy/Blackfire, Ravager/Kid Devil (references to BB/Rae in earlier chapters)
Synopsis: A one-eyed psycho chick, a partially reformed alien despot, and a kid who basically sold his soul to the devil... People always told Gar that he was overly optimistic, but he was feeling really good about this new team.
Comments: Future!fic wherein the older Beast Boy a.k.a. Changeling, Ravager, an anti-heroic Blackfire and Kid Devil form their own team, combining elements of the animated universe with elements of the DC comic universe to create something unique. A lot of familiar faces from the comics make appearances, including some pretty obscure ones.
Synopsis: A three-point Blackfire redemption series, the first of which places the Titans (including BF) in a mysterious dimension, the second and third has her adjusting to her life and focuses more on the the Titans and a new group of villains, as well as old ones.
Comments: A very impressive (and underrated) series. Features Loads and Loads of Characters, many of which are O Cs that are handled well and are very interesting at points. The fic as a whole centers around Blackfire and her attempts at redemption, as well as her relationship with Starfire. This troper cannot recommend this series enough.
Note: The first two fics are complete, but the third fic seems dead in the water. The second fic ends on a high note, though, so whether you bother with it or not is up to you.
Synopsis: When life and love fail her, Raven turns to unconventional means in order to fill the void. She ends up losing herself and her heart to the darkness within her, leaving her blind to see the affections of another. (FF.net synopsis)"
Synopsis: Who will break whom? "BB, when you deprive something, it starves," she all but whispered. "So then, when you give it a taste, it becomes ravenous."
Comments: A VERY well thought out look at what would happen if Raven started to lose control of herself and her Depravity began to take hold - with Beast Boy as it's sole target. WARNING - contains sexual content that is both unflinchingly descriptive and emotionally charged - but, to the authors credit, is never gratuitous or unnecessary.
The perfect balance between sexiness and characterization. I was overwhelmed with joy when I know this fic has a sequel.
Synopsis: A quirky love triangle fic featuring Robin, Starfire, and Raven.
Comments: Also features some funny and interesting Quentin Tarantino-esque scenes of dialogue between Robin and Speedy. In the middle chapters it delves into some hilarious Mind Screw type stuff with Starfire and Raven.
Synopsis: Terra has betrayed the Titans, but Robin isn't quite ready to give up on her just yet. He will bring her back to her senses... even if he has to beat her to a bloody pulp first.
Comments: A re-imagining of the showdown in Aftershock that turns Robin's battle with Terra into a chapter-long Crowning Moment of Awesome as Robin breaks out every dirty trick in the book to break through Slade's More Than Mind Control, including the single most awesome Hannibal Lecture this troper has ever heard.
In this tropers opinion, the writing borders on Purple Prose (I sometimes found myself skimming over paragraphs of description with little negative affect on following the plot), and the chunky paragraphs are sort of off-putting, though it is otherwise quite good (even if I do think Robin's actions are almost unnecessarily brutal).
Synopsis: A series of insightful and refreshingly optimistic one-shots about Robin and Raven.
Comments: This bears repeating: it's Robin/Raven, and it is OPTIMISTIC. All of the Titans are well-characterized, and the writing is superb. If you ship the birds, you must read this. The fact that most chapters are fairly long only add to its appeal, since you won't feel shortchanged.
Synopsis: After the usual quick-heel-turn necessary for all Jinx/Raven romances, the two sorceresses grow closer as Raven watches over Jinx in her most difficult assignment yet; finding a steady job. The ending will leave you speechless.
Comments: I like yuri. I'm not ashamed to admit it. But I really feel I have to recommend this story on the simple basis that it's GOOD. The author goes to great lengths over details (a conversation on arcane gems and daggers immediately springing to my mind), and one of my favorite recurring details is the fact that while Jinx has pale skin, she is in fact still Indian, and a devout Hindu at that. The details help to build the characters' personalities, culminating in a rather enjoyable climax. A must read for hetero and yuri pairing lovers alike.
Comartemis: The biggest issue this troper has with this fic is how quickly Raven opens up to Jinx; considering that this is the same girl who spent four or five seasons desperately trying to suppress her emotions, you'd think it'd take her a little longer to warm up to Jinx's advances, even without Trigon around to scare her away from her relationships. And this says nothing of Jinx herself, who seems to develop her attraction to Raven out of thin air before the story starts. Still, minor OOC complaints aside, it's pretty good.
Synopsis: Starfire has a problem unique to Tamaranian women, and can only entrust Raven with the details. Raven must either help her friend with this distasteful duty, or Starfire must leave Earth!
Comments: A well-written and deeply emotional tale. Very fluffy, with a few chapters of conflict near the end. Slightly Squicky at first, but it gets cute not too long after. May be too sweet for some. Rated M for a reason; not safe for minors.
Synopsis: Something dark within Raven has been building, ending in what will become the return of Trigon. Left without a choice, she must abandon morals and place faith in Starfire.
Comments: A relatively intense and slightly depressing piece, it feels all the more hopeless told from Starfire's point of view. It only has two of the three chapters up but for sheer length you have found yourself a diamond. The characterizations are spot on with some maturity for flavor and the Titans East are there for actual plot purposes. It even goes into length about Raven's home world and why she is antisocial and tries to hide her emotions. You have to read it to believe it, summaries and comments don't count for much.
Synopsis: A fanfiction that explores in more depth just why Jinx decided to turn against her friends and the problems that she encounters trying to become good but not TOO good.
Comments: One of my favorite fanfictions of all time. It captures the romance of the starcrossed lover relationships, while not falling into any groan-worthy pitfalls of that genre. It's charming, clever, and funny to boot.
Synopsis: Starts as humor/romance, although contains anything up to a sizable amount of angst. Bumblebee convinces Starfire that the proper way to get a date with Robin is to parade lingerie in front of him. It actually works... although Robin needs a cold shower first to bring him out of shock. Meanwhile Raven finds herself a bit too worried about a certain green teammate, and a certain emotion causes her to do the same to him. However, the happiness is soon disrupted because of the past being brought up... very unpleasant past.
Synopsis: An Apprentice rewrite with a wicked psychological twist. Can you truly be a victim when you're the only one who believes that you aren't?
Comments: The most fucked-up, twisted fiction this troper has ever read. Rated M for a few good reason. It thoroughly reconstructs many boys' love tropes, including Rapeis Love and In Love with Your Carnage. You have been warned.
Synopsis: "Do you remember the hunts we ran, the prey we killed?” His mouth brushed over Beast Boy’s ear, voice silken and tempting and loathed. “Do you remember the taste of blood?”
Comments: One of the most appealing characterizations of Beast Boy I've ever seen—he isn't played off as moronic like he usually is in fanfics, and is given just that right balance of innocence and red-hot spirit. Although the central relationship focused on is Robin and Beastboy's, the splashes of how the rest of their team interacts with each of them one on one is a very nice touch. A little graphic at times, but it is completely worth reading.
Synopsis: The beast has branded Raven for its mate, but she refuses to believe that he can claim her. Can Beast Boy convince her that she is the one to satiate him? Or will reason rule over love?
Comments: Very much a Dark Fic and deserving of the M rating. Not shy about the sex or some Unfortunate Implications, and is rather graphic, but don't be scared away. It's absolutely amazing. Not yet complete.
Synopsis: It is obvious from the beginning they like each other. But Raven is stubborn. She said he's a friend, so that's all he is. Unless... no, that's not enough. Oh, now for sure... damn, back to square one. How about now... well, you get the idea.
Comments: Sometimes cute, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, and very frustrating at times. An excellent fic all around.
Synopsis: After finding her in a box sent to the Tower, Beast Boy's got a catgirl calling him Master! How does everyone feel about that? How does BB feel? More importantly, how does Raven feel? Love triangle with BB (with two more girls added later)! If you like perverted humor, you'll like this!
Synopsis: A badly thought out bet with Aqualad forces Beast Boy to stow away with Raven as she leaves on vacation, or else lose his spot on the core Titans team to his rival. The only way for him to win the bet involves ruining Raven's long-planned, once in a lifetime, very special trip. He has to find a way to reach the end with out losing his life, conscience, or friendship with Raven.
Comments: Very well written adventure. Unlike many Beast Boy/Raven fanfics, Beast Boy is not unusually mature and serious, nor is Raven unusually emotional; their behavior is straight out of the show. Long enough to have some great plot intricacy, but isn't too long either. A must read for any Beast Boy/Raven fan.
Synopsis: Raven's powers are coming out of control, but the old Titans adversary Slade comes in with a proposition to help her regain control of these powers. However, Raven soon becomes skeptical about this possibility, but as new and dangerous villains come along, Raven finds herself falling closer and closer to losing herself. And all the while, Raven becomes closer with Robin, who realizes he is in love with her and won't let her go. But as things come to a head, the Titans are faced with an adversary so unexpected and dangerous, nothing will be the same at Titans Tower. Has a sequel called The List.
Comments: Well done Rob Rae, for focusing in on the more religious implications of Raven's heritage without going too deep, and for avoiding bashing Starfire. Nice original villains as well, especially the Seraph. If you are a Rob Rae fan, Hamartia is for you.
Synopsis: A rehash of season 4 with an OC who joins the group for protection against Cinderblock.
Comments: I'm not going to spoil you by telling you everything about the story. Just know that David Foster is one of the most interesting OC's in the history of fanfiction. His interactions with the Titans are believable and insightful, and the entire fic is filled to the brim, from start, to near-finish, with action, suspense, and a tiny bit of Chris Carter Syndrome and Jigsaw Puzzle Plot that actually works well.
Like the above troper so eloquently said, David Foster is one of the most interesting O Cs I've come across so far. It messes with the timeline a bit, but it's done amazingly, and you can't say it doesn't work. If you like A Us, give it a read, it's definitely worth it. - Joker T Mc Duff
Pairings: Starfire/Robin. Minor Cheshire/Speedy and Slade/Adeline.
Synopsis: Apprentice AU. Six months later, Robin is still serving under Slade, and is struggling not to give in to Slade's way of thinking. Meanwhile, the Titans (who are aware of the probes and the blackmail) are trying to find a way to save Robin, with help from Batman and the rest of the Justice League. Explores the motives and history behind Slade.
Comments: The summary above does not do this fantastically written fanfic justice. Includes supers from all over DC (though you don't have to know much about the JLA and the extended DCU to follow the story), and the author firmly averts the Reset Button and Status Quo Is God at the end. This reader could feel Robin's will slowly being worn away with each chapter as Slade messed with his head, and the ending... lets just say that it left this troper stunned and awed. It also helps that Jared and Larry Holden were two very likeable and believable OC s.
Kudos to the author for managing to keep Slade the Magnificent Bastard we all know, whilst simultaneously making him a nuanced, three-dimensional character. One of the best Slade characterisations I have seen in a TT fanfic.
Now has a sequel, of sorts, featuring Dick as Batman and Damian as Robin.
Synopsis: In which a twist in time reverses the familiar roles. Now Jinx is the hero and Kid Flash the villain. Leave behind reality and all preconceived notions and journey...
Comments: Pretty much exactly what the synopsis says - it's exploring a universe in which Jinx and Kid Flash's roles are reversed, but it's a lot more focused on Jinx. There's a lot of worldbuilding, backstory, set up, and a ton of character development, and it's quite addicting once you get into it! Be forewarned, thought the chapters are pretty short there's currently 79 of them. It also features a few other characters from the DC Universe.
Synopsis: .AU. Five teenagers were in detention on the second day of school. It looked like a bad start to their senior year but that was before five Titans set out to change the town. By the end of the year, Forston will be changed, one way or another.
Pairings: Beast Boy x Raven (primary), Robin x Starfire (secondary), Cyborg x Jinx (tertiary)
Comments: Not your typical high school AU. The author takes the 5 seasons of Teen Titans, emphasizes the above relationships with subtlety, and manages to translate the fantastic occurrences of the show to a realistic environment. The story is even better on the second read-through. Keep an eye out for comic book/actor cameos. Rough language is used sparingly and descriptions of violence are not very gratuitous.