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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.

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  • 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.

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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    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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