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Fanfic Recs: Tiger & Bunny
Proof that the remaining 10% is worth dying for here.

These are recommendations made by Tropers for Tiger & Bunny fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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

Authors and Websites

Tiger and Bunny Anon Meme Recommended by: Love Is Weird
  • A Kink Meme dedicated solely to Tiger & Bunny. Be warned: it's a Kink Meme, so there's a copious amount of smut, but it's not all there is. In fact, there's some very well-written gen fics, and of course the smut is also rather well-written as well.

General Fics

The Artificial Intelligence Principle by Cosmic Biscuit
  • Recommended by: Starry, Celery, Naganonamy
  • Genre: Drama
  • Characters: Barnaby, Barnaby Brooks Sr, Emily Brooks, Kotetsu, Maverick, Rotwang and H-01
  • Pairings: Possibly one sided Barnaby/Kotetsu if you choose to interpret it that way.
  • Synopsis: AU fanfic where Barnaby's parents are alive. But teen Barnaby has been struck by a terminal illness. Hoping to keep their son alive, his parents transfer his soul into the body of a robot...
  • Comments: Excellent fanfic series that manages to mirror aspects of canon despite being an alternate universe. Has some heavy robotic and science fiction themes aboard. Now has a page that could use some love.

Candle by LozieDeanon
  • Recommended by: Naganonamy
  • Genre: Drama, Hurt/Comfort
  • Characters: Nathan, OCs
  • Synopsis: Written in honour of Transgender Remembrance Day and those lost to violence, Nathan saves a life and kicks some bigot arse. Not necessarily in that order.
  • Warnings: Hate Crime, Transphobia, Homophobia.
  • Comments: It's very short, but very powerful.

Where's Your Head At? by Imadra Blue
  • Recommended by: Love Is Weird
  • Genre: Humor, Drama, Action
  • Characters: Kotetsu, Barnaby, Antonio, Keith, and OCs.
  • Synopsis: During a mission in space, Kotetsu has a vision of the future. In this future, he and Barnaby face an old enemy in a new guise, but the future soon bleeds into the present. No matter what may come, Kotetsu vows to remain Barnaby's constant friend. Gen.
  • Warnings: None, but the author has said that she kept the ambiguously gay sheen that we see so much of in canon.
  • Comments: It's...it's beautiful. It's humorous and dramatic and action-y in all the right places, and it deals with something I wish canon had dealt with, namely, Barnaby's issues with Maverick. As a bit of a warning it gets somewhat muddled, but stick it out, it's beautiful.

Objective by LozieDeanon. Has its own page.
  • Recommended by: Blac Kat
  • Genre: Drama, Action, Humour
  • Characters: All the heroes, Agnes, Saito, Lunatic/Yuri and a few OCs.
  • Synopsis: Kotetsu encounters a criminal with mind-controlling NEXT abilities who gives the hapless hero an "Objective" (in others words, a command he finds impossible to disobey)...murdering Barnaby. Takes place after the events of episode 25.
  • Pairings: Some Karina x Kotetsu, but it has pretty much the same flavour as what we see in canon.
  • Warnings: None.
  • Comments: The plot is far from brilliant and not exactly lacking in the crack department, but it's so fun that even though I don't normally read fan fiction, I finished this one in a single night. The best thing about Objective is that every single character acts exactly like you'd expect them to given their canonical personalities. Their thought processes feel very natural, and the dialogue, while not of high literary standard, is nicely done and has great emotional impact. The length is also very appropriate — not short enough to feel rushed, not long enough to start getting dragged-out. The 2-chapter epilogue (be sure to read that one!) is arguably the best part of the entire fic, and has the kind of scene that really ought to have been in the actual anime. Overall, totally worth it if you like watching/reading about the heroes frantically running around the city on missions.
    • The full story is available on the Anon Meme, but the de-anoning W!Anon has started posting chapters to FF.Net. The revised version can be found here

Finding Balance by Cosmic Biscuit
  • Recommended by Blac Kat
  • Synopsis: After years of languishing in a run-down so-called circus, a shapeshifting tiger has found himself with a very unusual new master.
  • Comments: Nice story that retains the flavour of canon in an AU scenario where magical powers and shape-shifting abilities take the place of superpowers. A good read for a rainy day.

An Evening In Stern Bild by certs_up, and its sequel Forgiveness
  • Recommended by vampergreen
  • Synopsis: On the day Kotetsu Kaburagi resigns as Wild Tiger, anti-corruption measures cost Yuri Petrov his job. Kotetsu invites the ex-judge for a night on the town with him, Kaede, and Barnaby Brooks Jr. Pizza, ice cream, and sightseeing—what could go wrong?
  • Comments: Fun little piece with Yuri out of his typical element and out socializing with some of the cast. The interactions are distinct and in-character, and the rescue climax felt like just out of an episode.

The Better to Know You by LozieDeanon
  • Recommended by Miss Himitsu
  • Synopsis: In which Kotetsu is actually an accomplished polyglot, and how the other heroes find out.
  • Comments: Having Kotetsu actually know many languages makes for a really unique and humorous plot premise, and is definitely an interesting take on his character. The thoughts and opinions of the other heroes regarding him, as well as the little back-stories, are also well-written.

Seasons by panzerkatzen
  • Recommended by Miss Himitsu
  • Synopsis: A collection of small moments and glimpses into the lives of our favorite hero duo.
  • Comments: One of the most promising slice-of-life gen-fics of T&B so far. The writer manages to weave the characters and their relationship dynamics into simple but interesting scenarios, adding unique insights while keeping them in-character. It's the type of fic one can enjoy in small bits, perfect during study or work breaks or for those random short reading moments whenever.

Shipping Fics

Let Your Heart Be Light by Kitarin
  • Recommended by: Starry
  • Genre: General/Slice of Life, some Romance/Shipping moments
  • Characters: Kotetsu, Barnaby, Kaede and the rest of the Kaburagi family.
  • Pairings: Kotetsu/Barnaby
  • Synopsis: Christmas at the Kaburagi's with Barnaby, set the week of Christmas after halfway through Episode 25.
  • Warnings: One explicit sex scene.
  • Comments: Good characterization. Reads like the actual anime (sans the odd inclusion of song lyrics). Many Crowning Moment of Heartwarming moments around. Highly recommended for those who love the pairing or those who are fine with the pairing and want to see some gen fic. One of the top favorites from the kink meme and a New Years sequel is being planned.

Hero Worship, More Or Less
  • Recommended by Monkeypizzasonic, Starry
  • Pairing: Kotetsu/Barnaby
  • Synopsis: Barnaby's parents are alive, and Barnaby was raised as a normal kid set to work in robotics like his parents, until he sees Wild Tiger on Hero TV and is inspired to help him by designing superhero suits designed to withstand damage. He grows up and gets hired to work on the engineering support team for the heroes, which means he gets to work with his childhood idol and crush as well...
  • Comments: This fic is over 30 chapters at the moment and still in progress, but it's well worth the read. The AU premise is well thought out while still reflecting the original show. Bunny as an awkward hero-worshipper is adorable, and even though the relationship takes a long time to actually develop you can't help cheering for him every step of the way.

Love Comes In by Barkour
  • Recommended by Blac Kat
  • Pairings: Kotetsu/Barnaby
  • Synopsis: The only reason Detective Kotetsu T. Kaburagi registered at Blazing Hearts Matchmaking Service was as a favor for a friend. He didn't expect to run into Barnaby Brooks, Jr. He certainly never expected to fall in love. A romantic comedy with a touch of drama here and there, set in a superpower-less AU where Kotetsu is an overworked police detective while Barnaby is a caseworker at Nathan's matchmaking establishment.
  • Comments: A load of fun, with a number of truly hilarious moments and some great familial scenes between Kotetsu, Kaede and Anju.

Pieces For The Wrong Puzzle by Cosmic Biscuit
  • Recommended by Blac Kat
  • Pairings: Kotetsu/Barnaby
  • Synopsis: A new criminal on the scene, a new employee at Apollon, and finding out how the two are connected is going to put Kotetsu in the middle of a much bigger mess than he ever could have anticipated.
  • Comments: Interesting — though not, perhaps, 'brilliant' — plot which kept me in suspense until the end. Overall, quite a good read.

No One Can Hurt You Like Someone You Love by pantswarrior
  • Recommended by vampergreen
  • Pairing: Yuri/Keith
  • Synopsis: In his role as Sky High, Keith presents himself as the perfect hero, with a perfect code of ethics. However, a sudden rash of unusual killings by Lunatic, as well as the growing bond between himself and Judge Petrov as they investigate, raises uncertainty, as the childhood Keith never talks about returns to haunt him.
  • Comments: An unusual pairing portrayed very sensitively. Have some tissues handy by the end of it.

Foundation by daphnerunning
  • Recommended by vampergreen
  • Pairing: Kotetsu/Yuri
  • Warnings: One sex scene.
  • Synopsis: After Kotetsu defends Yuri in an attack, he becomes a part of the judge's life in an unexpected way.
  • Comments: Fluffy and sweet with some angst. Ending is a bit too pat, but it's still a pleasure to see both characters turn out well. Also related: Three Days In A Basement, a side story from Kotetsu's POV (which is not as kinky as the title would suggest).

Adjustable For All Sizes by daphnerunning
  • Recommended by vampergreen
  • Pairing: Ivan/Pao-Lin
  • Synopsis: Trio of vignettes concerning Ivan and Pao-Lin's budding mutual attraction.
  • Comments: Awkward and adorable.

Crossover Fics

This is Definitely Odd by Sora G. Silverwind (Crossover with Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Recommended by: Starry
  • Genre: Angst
  • Characters: Barnaby, Kotetsu
  • Pairings: None
  • Synopsis: One shot. What if Barnaby made a contract and became a Puella Magi at a young age? What would happen if Kotetsu discovered his secret?
  • Comments: While it ignores the fundamental requirements for being Puella Magi, its a fun read and good crossover regardless. Considering the tone and grim nature of Madoka, don't expect a happy ending. Not recommended unless you are familiar with both series, especially since it spoils some of the big twists from Madoka.
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