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Fanfic Recs: The Powerpuff Girls
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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fan Fics, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be zapped. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.


Authors, and Websites

Tonifranz

''Somewei
  • Recommended by: MistressKizuna, Assassin
  • Stories of Note: Tear Me Down and Taking Responsibility.
  • Comments: Somewei is one of the few authors I've personally seen that has written the Rowdyruff boys as characters with their own personalities, and even in shipping fic, portrays how a relationship between the former enemies would really play out (gaining trust, forginveness, etc). While there are a couple grammatical errors here and there, they don't take an ounce of enjoyment away from the stories one bit. Warning though: She takes a while to update, but don't fear for Taking Responsibilty has not become a Dead Fic.

The Powerpuff Girls Monthly Drabble Contest
  • Recommended by: Cass
  • Comments: This monthly contest has been running for almost a year at the time of writing, and the authors who participate have produced consistently good stories through the months. Drabble is a bit of a misnomer; the stories can actually be up to a thousand words long so its worth checking out even if you don't like stories in one-hundred word bites.

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.

Villain by Yay Ninja Bob (Dark Fic, LesYay Buttercup and Princess, Face-Heel Turn)
  • Recommended by K9Thefirst1
  • Pairings:
  • Synopsis: Buttercup is horribly scarred in battle one day. Everyone begins to treat her as a monster, and soon she begins to think of herself as just that. Will she ultimately become the very thing she once fought against... a villain?
  • Comments: A deconstruction of sorts of the Girls as they become teens, and of Buttercup as a character and her more violent tendencies. Deffinatly not something one should read if suffering from depresion, or just wanting a happy story, especially when Buttercup makes her Face-Heel Turn, and her first battle with her sisters. One thing that stood out to this Troper was Buttercup's "Unique Power," since hers was never listed. Blossom: Ice Breath. Bubbles: Speak Fluent Spanish. Buttercup: Death Ray. At the begining one would think that just about everyone is portrayed as Out of Character, but Fridge Brilliance dictates that since the story is in First-Person(Buttercup), then it would really be more of a case of Unreliable Narrator.

Villain: The Epilogue by Yay Ninja Bob
  • Recommended by K9Thefirst1, for completion sake
  • Pairings:
  • Synopsis: Buttercup, now known as Jojo, continues to wage her war against the world in the ultimate battle of Good vs. Evil. Will there be another hero turned villain by her side to help with the apocalypse? Part 2 of Villain. In Progress
  • Comments: The author has said that the theme of Fate will play a large part in this story, a sort of battle between You Can't Fight Fate and Screw Destiny.

"The Powerpuff Girls Movie: The Novelization", ""The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Galactic Willpower"" & "The Powerpuff Girls Movie 3: Heroes & Villains" by Groudon202
  • Recommended by The Frankadin
  • "Pairings": None
  • "Synopsis":
    • Movie 1: The Novelization - Created by a perfectly powerful explosion, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup explode into action as the new kids in Townsville! But during an enthusiastic game of tag, they nearly destroy their beloved city. Now called social freaks, they turn to the mysterious Mojo Jojo for help... but this sinister simian had other plans... Can the girls save the very people that ridiculed them?
    • Movie 2: Galactic Willpower - Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, Townsville's crime-fighting team, The Powerpuff Girls, save the day on a regular basis. But when they are pulled into a complicated trap by a team of Townsville's villains - led by Mojo Jojo, their archenemy since their creation - they find themselves not only on a mission to save Townsville, but also to find out whether they truly belong anywhere.
    • Movie 3: Heroes & Villains - Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, The Powerpuff Girls, have reformed most of Townsville's villains. So fighting one of them again shouldn't be hard, except for three factors. One, said villain's development of a force even they can't fight. Two, the separation of the team when they have faced everything as one. And three, the discovery that their origin isn't as simple as it seemed.
  • "Comments": This loose trilogy of movie based on the show is truly excellent, written very close to the show and believable as it while still taking it in a exciting direction that seems plausible. Unlike other movie-like fics in fanfiction, the length (40,000 words for the first two, a bit longer for the third) is actually plausible as a movie. The writing style is a real crackerjack, not getting bogged down in needless description while having a decent bit such that the reader is always engaged, along with character motivations and thoughts that are clear without them ever been supplied directly.
    • Firstly, the novelization of the existing movie is very well-written, not only creating a solid vision in the reader's head of it all without been beholding to an existing visual format, it carefully places subtle emphasis on events that over-arc into the following fic, along with putting back in the author's own interpretations of what happened in the snippets trimmed from the movie in post production.
    • Then Movie 2: Galactic Willpower manages to feel both like a feature-length episode and a theatrical movie, using the show's wide ensemble creatively and tackling a logical, organic issue for the girls while melding it around solid action and funny wit that successfully apes Craig McCracken's style. However, it's not without it's flaws, and probably suffers the worst from rereading in the trilogy, due to being written first, with the author still working out the kinks in the writing style.
    • Movie 3: Heroes & Villains really pushes it into must-read territory, however. The pacing is absolutely nails-on, making it move very fast while all being comprehensible whether focusing on action or character. The author is tackling the origin of Chemical X (amazingly without breaking the magical fantasy surrounding the science of the girls' creation), which turns out to not be originally the Professor's creation, and said discovery's effect on the girls. Many supporting characters have arcs reaching back (Him), or forward (Mojo, as well as all the other monkeys). It is truly shaping up to be a swansong to the franchise, with dozens of characters playing big roles and others getting witty cameos (nearly every alive character at some point or another). And while this fic features more original elements in comparison to the last two, they are organically integrated to the canon elements. A must-read not just for Powerpuff Girls fanfiction fans, but for everyone who's a fan of the show and movie.

Immortality Syndrome by Parsec
  • Recommended by Oraclemask
  • Pairings: None
  • Synopsis: After one of the girls suffers a gruesome fate, the professor finds a way to quickly revive them...but it has unforseen consequences...
  • Comments: A dark, DARK story of what happens after Blossom dies in battle against Mojo Jojo. This troper personally gets chills every time she reads this story. Rated M for violence.

In the Fog by Lord Yellowtail
  • Recommended by AngelForm
  • Pairings: None
  • Synopsis: Futurefic. Bubbles is eight, and trapped in Townsville, her family gone. She spends her days in a deadly battle of wills and endurance with Him. She remembers when the world was full of color, and then when red dusk covered all. Now, there's only fog.
  • Comments: Some stories make the characters come alive or shown epic confrontation. This story bares the characters soul. The emotion behind it is simply staggering.

One Star In the Heavens by Lord Andy (better known as the author of Phil Likes Tacos)
  • Recommended by Retro7
  • Pairing: None
  • Synopsis: Blossom's been in a moody rut as of late, not helped along by Buttercup's teasing who hopes it'll empower her back to her old self. However this winds up having unforeseen consequences.
  • Comments: Another great dark fic, like Immortality Syndrome its a deconstruction of the superhero genre and pretty much ask "what makes one good and evil?". Picking Blossom for this subject was a perfect choice as she the intellectual of the bunch and would be more prone for the quest for an answer. Very nicely written and full of many shock moments as well as well as some touches of humor. Highly recommended.

The Squishyverse by Busterella
  • Recommended by Cass
  • Pairing: Ace/Buttercup and Princess/Bubbles, but the shipping's not the point
  • Synopsis: Based on Cartoon Network's MMORPG Fusionfall, the Squishyverse takes the girls and the rest of their cast from their teenaged years, through a long alien invasion, and into their adult years afterward.
  • Comments: The Squishyverse is more fanart than fic, but Busterella has put lots of thought into this verse and makes regular info posts that build up the story (as well as answering any questions anyone asks about it). In addition several ficcers have written stories based on it, that get linked to as they're made.

Puff Most Epic by Ruff Draft
  • Recommended by: Naal2
  • Synopsis: Eight long, terrible years have passed since we last saw the Powerpuff Girls. But now they're back, but things have changed... Then again, so have they.
  • Pairing(s): None.
  • Tags: Dark Fic
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    The Utonium Trials by Ergoemos
    • Recommended by: Pichu-kun
    • Pairings: None
    • Synopsis: The Professor is on trial for the creation of the Powerpuff Girls, who haven't physically aged at all since they were born four years ago. How will Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup cope with being considered as monsters by the rest of the world and with the law against them? This is not your usual Powerpuff Girls story. Expect adult themes, violence and a more realistic setting

    Death of a Powerpuff Girl by Old Fogey
    • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
    • Synopsis: A funeral is being held at Townsville Cemetary; almost the entire town has come to pay last respects. A priest and Professor Utonium are at the podium, next to a tiny pink coffin, just the right size for a Kindergartner. The Powerpuff Girls are nowhere to be seen…

    Misconceptions by Sandstorm 3 D
    • Recommended by: Alternative 27 Angel
    • Synopsis:The city of Townsville...was in ruins and the rest of the world wasn't far behind. Mojo Jojo had seized control, the Simian Empire was on the rise, and the only thing capable of stopping them are the Powerpuff Girls! There's only one small problem...how were they supposed to save the day when they had no powers?
    • Pairings: Mitch/Buttercup is the only actual one, but Bubbles/Boomer is slowly coming into its own.
    • Comments: Let me just say that I really hate dystopian settings, almost as much as high school ones. But this… I struggle finding words to describe how fantastic this is. The Girls have really grown into themselves, each contributing to the war effort and protecting what's left of the free people, though they still have much to learn. When they come back to their hometown to take to the fight to the monkey, they discover someone else that's been fighting against Mojo–the Rowdyruff Boys. Honestly, this story is as much theirs as the Girls, with a heavy focus on the Boys' character development as they learn to be more than just former villains with a grudge, including a growing bond between the brothers that makes you feel all kinds of fuzzy inside. The action scenes are so intense, you find yourself going "oh shit" almost as often as the characters, and the occasional shift to Mojo's perspective and the horrible atrocities he's still committing really brings home just how dire the situation is. The pacing is brilliant, picking up where it's needed and slowing down when things are calmer, and the dynamic between each and every character is unique and highly anticipated. There are no boring moments in this story.

    Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

    Blind Date
    • Recommended by Otempora
    • Pairings: Powerpuff Girls/Rowdyruff Boys
    • Synopsis:
    • Comments: Blind Date is a hilarious subversion of the "story summary that ends with a question mark," and parodies the popular Powerpuff Girls and Rowdyruff Boys pairing.

    More Than Human by sbj
    • Recommended by sweece, omegaman, Assassin
    • Pairings: Powerpuff Girls/Rowdyruff Boys
    • Synopsis: "High school romance" plot set in protagonists/antagonists teenage years (naturally enough).
    • Comments: Despite the cliched premise this is without doubt one of the finest literary fan-works ever put online. The authoress has been typing away at this one for years and every time she posts she does so in bulk. Though this is her longest and best work, she has penned (so to speak) several other stories over the years. In addition most all of them are set in the Powerpuff Girl Universe.
      • Seconded. She is one of the few PPG authors out there that actually writes the Rowdyruff Boys as characters rather than objects to ship the Powerpuff Girls with (though, as mentioned below, she appears to be apart of an informal circle of PPG fanfic writers that write excellent fics). Part of the reason her fic is enormously long is because, unlike the hundreds of other PPG fics out there, the girls and the boys do not fall immediately in love with each other, or have the boys immediately reform. At this point, it's still uncertain as to whether she intends for the boys to reform at all. Even more amazingly, she writes the characters as how they were portrayed in the show, although age has developed their personalities. The only major departure of the show is portraying Brick, the leader of the Rowdyruff Boys, as intelligent. She explained this, however, by using evidence from the show and even briefly dabbling in Jungian psychology. A One Shot story, "Concessions", though not taking place in the "More Than Human" universe, explains how this might of happened.
      • She also has a Livejournal account under the pen-name essbeejay which contains several PPG fics not posted on the Fanfiction website. In addition her "FRIENDS' ENTRIES" list also contains some excellent one-shots. Rated M due to some violence and crude/suggestive language (but not a lot).
      • To add my two cents in, this is my favorite Fanficton of all time. Her characters are written amazingly and even in parts that I don't usually agree with (Mitch X Buttercup?) I have a lot of fun. I like how realistic they made this story too, which is a strange thing to say for such a strange show like this. Anyway, go ahead and read it. You won't regret it.

    Seven Days In Hell by the other ghostwriter.
    • Recommended by Chaotic Dreams
    • Pairings: Him/Bubbles
    • Synopsis'': After Buttercup loses a bet with Him that will forfeit her soul, Bubbles begs Him for another option. So instead, she becomes Him's pet for seven days in exchange for Buttercup's soul.
    • Comments: Well written and disturbing. An interesting look at the Foe Yay relationship between Him and Bubbles.


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