Fan Fic Recs / Worm

Proof that the remaining 10% is worth being attacked by Endbringers for.

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General Fics

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.

    General Fics 

Bug On A Wire (Spacebattles thread here) by jacobk.
  • Recommended by RazorSmile, Ack Sed, Sheaman3773, Flairina
  • Status: Dead as of October 2013
  • Synopsis: No crossover, no alternate trigger events, just Taylor deciding to go the pure vigilante route and making an unexpected ally. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Comments: I love this Author; And having read their other fandom works I'm so happy to find out they also wrote for Worm. They are an amazing writing and you should check them out.

Burn Up Worm (Spacebattles thread here) by JinglyJangles
  • Recommended by: Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Taylor moves via explosions and does not appreciate being teased. Where is Lung when you need him?
  • Tags: One-shot

Cenotaph, Wake, and Legacy by notes
  • Recommended by: RazorSmile, USA Bobcat, Nuit Tombee, Faraway_2, Sheaman3773, Leid, tpyrene, SigmaJargon, Unclouded TJ, Flairina
  • Status: Complete, Complete, On-going
  • Synopsis:
    • Cenotaph: Everybody has an anchor to hold on to. Something that keeps them within their limits. Someone that keeps them human. Taylor Hebert's is gone.
    • Wake: It is a bad day when you have more than one potentially world-ending threat at the bottom of your to-do list. Taylor Hebert is having a very bad day.
  • Tags: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death

Clockwork by Xomniac
  • Recommended by: Ack Sed. Seconded by Robinton
  • Status: Dead as of June 2014 ( The author is presently working on Synesthesia a Worm/The World Ends With You crossover)
  • Synopsis: Lung's gang is attacked by an insane, giggly robot. The fight attracts the attention of the Protectorate. Before anyone can do anything, though, other robots of the same design shut her down and spirit her away. Who is their mysterious creator?
  • Comments: Robinton's one complaint: Clockwork's power is, frankly, overpowered. It should be 2-4 powers, not 1. To contrast, everything else: Clockwork gets pitted against enough opponents to largely make up for her 'overpoweredness', the story has twice its fair share of Heartwarming Moments and Moment of Awesome, and it even got readers to cheer for Armsmaster.

Confrontation and Confrontation II the Reckoning by ack1308
  • Recommended by: Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Complete, Ongoing
  • Synopsis:
    • Confrontation: Taylor's encounter against Lung doesn't go very well at all. She wakes up in hospital, and Armsmaster has some questions.
    • Confrontation II: the Reckoning: While embarking on therapy-mandated activities, Taylor and Sophia literally run into someone on the Boardwalk. This will have far-reaching consequences.
  • Tags: Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Comments: Mainly focuses on the character interactions caused by Taylor being at the wrong place at the wrong time and as a result being a hero instead of a villain. Especially important is her interaction and friendship with Shadow Stalker.

Copacetic by Materia-Blade
  • Recommended by: russianspy1234, Faraway_2, Sheaman3773, sablin27, Leid, Robinton, Alivaril, Flairina
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: My story was finally over. I had brought the Golden Morning and my reward was life. I found the peace I'd fought so hard for. The world was open to me! All I had to do was stay out of the light, and not draw attention to myself. That would be easy! ...I didn't last a week.
  • Tags: Adventure, Hurt/Comfort
  • Comments: Billed as a sequel to Worm, however Taylor is not on Earth Aleph, but on a different unexplored Earth instead. Capes have only started to emerge very recently, and Taylor is trying to stay out of it and lead a normal life. Emphasis on "trying."

Defiant by Twei (Sufficient Velocity link)
  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Emma triggers as mecha-crawler after some bad decisions are made. Regrets ensue. Many, many regrets.
  • Tags: Drama, Emma-centric, Alt!Power, Body horror in segment 1

Deputy by Reyemile
  • Recommended by: Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A fanfic of Internship that diverges about halfway through that fic in a different direction. It involves Taylor being Deputized to help with paperwork and to help figure out why bugs are surrounding Winslow, which ends up involving someone being stuffed in a locker. Complete and has a sequel in progress called Deputy Commander

Dire Worm by Lost Demiurge
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, sablin27, Robinton, Alivaril, Flairina
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In many realities the Undersiders' wish for a Tinker never gets granted. In this one, however, they get something that may or may not be even better - a Mad Scientist Tin Tyrant who is most definitely not DOOM!

Dragon Unbound by truebeasts
  • Recommended by sablin27, Eevin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Scion's defeat, Defiant was ready to sacrifice everything to fix Dragon's damaged programming and free her from Teacher's constraints—or so he thought. What actually happened, however, was something that neither of them were prepared for.
  • Also available on AO3.

El-Ahrairah by Anderein

Ex Machina by Banjofrog
  • Recommended by Flairina
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Taylor triggers with a tinker power geared towards body augmentation. Unfortunately, she's not as subtle about it as she thinks, and before long she ends up invited to dinner by Kaiser...

Firefly by Shujin
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, tpyrene, Flairina
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: There are probably few if any universes where Lung is a hero. In this one, however, she is more of an Anti-Villain than canon's version could ever aspire to be, and that changes a lot when a certain bug-controller makes a first foray into capedom. Yes, I said "she". No, that was not a mistake.

Gather by CnJLC.
  • Recommended by Racheakt, Sheaman3773, Flairina
  • Status: Dead as of December 2013
  • Synopsis: Everything about my powers was wrong. Everything about everything was wrong. Nothing had been right in weeks.

Glassmaker by JinglyJangles
  • Recommended by Tuqui, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Taylor eats things she shouldn't and then makes money, and in between eating things and making money, Taylor mends some bridges.
    • Massive W.A.F.F. story, AU elements, no conflicts, just read and enjoy.

Heels Over Head by Hotdog Vendor

Here Be Dragons by Ryuugi
  • Recommended by Doineedaname, Sheaman3773, Robinton, Flairina
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Taylor Triggers she gains Lung's powers. After months of holding back she finally snaps when Emma pushes her too far and begins a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.

Heredity by BeaconHill
  • Recommended by Lavanya Six, Sheaman3773, nitewind, Robinton, Unclouded TJ, Flairina
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Panacea-centric POV, no pairings. Taylor gets a transfer to Arcadia, and meets Amy on the day of the bank robbery. They strike out as independent heroes, Taylor applying the full force of her munchkinry to Amy's powers.

Hope Comes to Brockton Bay by Ack
  • Recommended by Hjgz89, mantis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An angelic superhuman from another dimension arrives in the Wormverse. And she has one superpower no one else has: being nice. Hope then proceeds to completely overthrow the status quo.
    • Heliomance: YMMV. Starts out fairly well, but it gradually becomes apparent that Hope is a massive Purity Sue. She is simply unfeasibly nice, never reacts negatively to anything, and apparently she genuinely "loves everyone". Yes, everyone. Even people she's never met. Every challenge she comes up against is quickly and easily dispatched to the point where the Slaughterhouse 9 are eliminated (everyone except Burnscar, Bonesaw and the Siberian dead, those three in custody) with no losses the first time they appear.
      • mantis: She's easier to like than a lot of Mary Sue characters because she largely acts as a catalyst, getting the other characters to cooperate better and work to their full potential (especially Amy, who had the most wasted potential of any canonical character in Worm), rather than doing everything herself and reducing the rest of the cast to spectators.
(Author's note: This was my first fanfic. I did many things wrong. That said, the character Hope was originally an RPG character specifically designed to be a Mary Sue of the highest order. I think she had the easiest ride of any of my Worm characters, but she didn't get everything her own way all the time. Just most of the time.)

How I Learned to Stop Hating and Love the Bomb That is Nero by OnlineImhotep
  • Recommended by Esseresse, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Salve, you have been blessed to be in presence of your Imperator, Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus Barnes. I shall regale you with with the tale of the second life that Pluto has seen fit to bless my august self with. Pity I was not reborn a male.

Human Resources by Automatonation
  • Recommended by Ragnar The Semi Green
  • Status: Probably Dead as of July 2014
  • Synopsis: Taylor starts off with a fully functional Queen Administrator shard, with the added ability to copy and "manage" knowledge and skills present in others. Instead of going the villain route, Taylor decides to become a Rogue, dedicated to the restoration of Brockton Bay. Taylor is overpowered, but has self-inflicted chains in the form of her morality and hatred of bullies. However, Taylor being Taylor, this doesn't particularly hinder her efforts.

Hypnos Round Robin Snippets by various
  • Recommended by Flairina
  • Status: Probably Dead
  • Synopsis: A succession of snippets centralized around the idea of post-Golden Morning Taylor being sent back in time... as an ENDBRINGER. The definitive one is probably Hypnos'' by Materia-Blade, which is by far the most refined take on the very interesting subject matter.

I by Hotdog Vendor
  • Recommended by Aoirann, Puidwen, Robinton, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Pretty much someone triggers with the powers of the "Who was phone" meme. And it's actually kinda creepy and awesome.

Internship by Hopeful Penguin
  • Recommended by Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's late December 2010 and Taylor Hebert begins her first day at her PRT internship. A non-powered Taylor interacting with the ways of the PRT and cape landscape with her own brand of analysis. Has a sequel in progress called Agent Hebert.

Isn't It A Drag by Scrypt of Zealot
  • Recommended by Mikemerc
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Taylor gains the memories and skills of countless soldiers, then goes to war with the gangs of Brockton Bay.

Learning to be Human by Crimson Square
  • Recommended by Tuqui, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Taylor has been hearing voices since the locker incident, almost 20 of them constantly talking in a language she can't understand, three of them are specially loud, two boys, one girl, she thinks herself going crazy. But once she came back to Winslow the three of them are there, Benny, Levy and Sam, they are here to make her life better, because she's their mother....wait, what?!
  • Tags: Humor, WAFF

Liaison by Synth
  • Recommended by Racheakt, nitewind, Puidwen
  • Status: Dead as of June 2014
  • Synopsis: Taylor didn't have any idea who this strange girl was, but she was grateful for the ice cream all the same, and the kind words even more. At the darkest period of her life, Taylor has a chance encounter with a stranger calling herself 'Lisa'. ATTACH. GROW.

Looking Glass (prologue) and Shattered Glass by throwaawy
  • Recommended by Gorkamorka, Zeyrha, Sheaman3773
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Looking Glass is a Master-class parahuman with a superpower that allows him to summon a female version of himself as a spectral minion. A Psychic Link allows the two to share information with each other instantaneously and he primarily uses his abilities as a scout of for the rest of his group. Together, they deal with small-time crooks, low-level parahuman crimes, and... paperwork.
    But Glass is keeping a secret from the others... his powers aren't quite what they appear to be...
  • Tags: Trope page; AU; OCs; Complete at 24 chapters.

Manager by Seraviel
  • Recommended by: Faraway_2, Gentlemens Dame 883, nitewind, Puidwen
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Taylor Hebert's shard is the administrator. Let's see what happens if it looked at administration differently...
    • Spoilers and Clinchers: In this story, Taylor Hebert is a Striker/Trump, Power Manager. Taylor's Administration Shard allows her, by touch, to take or give power to parahumans. Seraviel is also known for issuing a "Beta Call" in the form of a Shout-Out to a serial, book or film, that is no less awesome than the chapter to the series.

Mixed Feelings by Kithri. Spacebattles link
  • Recommended by: Question Marker
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • Synopsis: Astrid Berklow has problems. Triggering has solved exactly none of them. Can she escape the shadows of her past and avoid becoming the person she fears she could be?
    • Notes: this is a story focusing on an original character, set in Brockton Bay, starting a few months pre-canon. The first arc of this story in particular deals quite heavily with the subject of long-term (non-sexual) child abuse, the aftermath of which continues to affect the protagonist.

Nematomorpha by AtriumCarceris
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Status: Dead as of March 2014
  • Synopsis: After a particularly bad day, Danny triggers as Earth Bet's worst Tinker. But even a bad Tinker has potential no mundane inventor can match, and when sinister forces come calling, Danny must fight to protect his and Taylor's way of life.

Neurocracy by Frantic Author
  • Recommended by spacemonkey37
  • Status: Dead as of February 2014
  • Synopsis: In some worlds, Taylor is a hero. In others, a villain. And sometimes, however rarely, she walks the lines betwixt and between.

No good deed... by LD1449
  • Recommended by Dancingrage
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Daniel Hebert and his daughter save a severely injured Ward from a certain, painful death, only to find a far worse fate awaiting them. Truly, as they say, no good deed...
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Torture, Death

One More Trigger by Ack
  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985, Puidwen
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: AU. Emma triggers when she is attacked by the ABB rather being saved by Sophia. As a result of it, she keeps being Taylor's best friend and at the same time becomes very distrustful of Sophia... who is in turn obsessed with Emma and wlling to do anything to befriend her, including getting Taylor out of the way.
  • Tags: Drama, Comfort, Angst.

Ouroboros by Fixer Upper
  • Recommended by: Hakazin, Flairina
  • Status: Ongoing?
  • Synopsis: A very well done 'Taylor gets a different power' fic. Being able to summon items out of books sounds fairly overpowered, right? But with some hard and fast limits on what can be summoned, the author manages to take what in other hands would be a boring stompfest and turn it into a excellent story. Wide knowledge of literary fiction makes this even more enjoyable to read.

Propagation by CnJLC.
  • Recommended by Racheakt, Sheaman3773, nitewind
  • Status: Dead as of November 2013
  • Synopsis: What is different is the outcome. If Eden had been even slightly better prepared, Propogation is what might very well have transpired. "The Cycle must continue."

Quicken by Luolang
  • Recommended by: Tron80, Puidwen, Flairina
  • Synopsis: The attack in the alley goes differently. Emma Barnes loses a part of herself in the process — and gains something else in exchange. Torn out of familiar surroundings, she's forced to navigate a world filled with violence and strife, where the line between right and wrong is as thin as the edge of a sword...
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Drama, Action.

Rise Of Titan by ZFighter18
  • Recommended by zino15
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Greg Veder is a nerd. A socially awkward, obliviously obnoxious nerd who talks just a bit too much. Living in a world where superhumans walk amongst the regular people, all he wants is to be a hero and prove his worth. Evron Grey is a powerful reality traveler trapped in Earth Bet by a being beyond his power. Stranded in a backwards world without reputation, influence, and lacking friends, he meets a young man eager to be something more than human.

Greg Veder, welcome to Earth Bet.
  • Alternate Synopsis: Greg Veder learns that in order to kick ass, one must get their ass kicked...many, many, many times.

Security! by Ack
  • Recommended by Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 'Michael Allen' (not the author's real name) is a fanfic writer who starts designing a new Self-Insert Fic for Worm. However, after working out the basics for his insert, who is to be a security guard at Winslow High that is sympathetic to Taylor's problems, he finds himself waking up the next morning in the Worm-verse as said character on the first day of the job. Using his knowledge of canon and a liberal helping of Path to Victory to control the inevitable swarms of plot butterflies, Mike sets out to make life in Brockton Bay and Earth Bet happier for all (except for Shadow Stalker. And Jack Slash. And Coil. And Scion. And Nilbog).

Silencio by DeviantD
  • Recommended by Lavanya Six, nitewind, Puidwen
  • Status: Probably Dead as of October 2014
  • Synopsis: Taylor is a mime

Tabloid by babylonsheep. Spacebattles link
  • Recommended by: Question Marker
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: PRT photographer by day and cape paparazzi by night, Tabloid explores the effects of parahumans on society with the help of his quirky sense of humor. Each chapter contains original artwork.note  World-building, slice of life, comedy/drama. This story is canon compliant (within artistic license) and takes place pre-canon.

That Gnawing Worm, Cancer by Nugar
  • Recommended by Flairina, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Taylor Hebert has the weakest power in existence- she can telekinetically lift roughly ten pounds worth of weight. Not that it really matters, since it came with packaged with a lovely side of brain cancer likely to kill her before the end of the year. Although... there might be more to it than that...

Therapy by frommerman (Sufficient Velocity Link)
  • Recommended by Dancingrage, Unclouded TJ, Corndogman
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Clearly, the Queen Administrator is too powerful. What if Taylor got a different shard, one accidentally broken when Eden collided with Abbadon and received the Path shard? What happens when, for the first time in the history of the universe, there's a shard that is actually trying to help?

THE TECHNO QUEEN (Worm AU, humour, with extra HAM&CHEESE!)note  by Prim-the-Amazing and other contributors

With Friends Like These by TheMadmanAndre
  • Recommended by Esseresse, Robinton, Alivaril, Flairina
  • Status: Ongoing. Last updated June 5th, 2016.
  • Synopsis: The Queen Admin shard decides that Taylor needs new friends. So it gives her the Endbringers. Who are 6" tall, cute and still have all their powers. (Fan nickname: Friendbringers)

...Who Needs Enemies? by The Steve
  • Recommended by Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A marginally more serious take on the above fanfic. This version has the Endbringers remain the same size and treat Taylor's orders and thoughts rather literally.

Worm d20 by throwaawy
  • Recommended by Zeyrha, Sheaman3773
  • Status: Probably Dead as of July 2014
  • Synopsis: You know that one gamer, the one who breaks into every house and turns the place inside-out in their search for loot? That adventurer who slaughters everything in their path for XP? What if the events of Worm were a group of friends simply playing a pen & paper RPG? What if the protagonist could best be described as one such adventurer?

Your Friendly Thinker by YFT
  • Recommended by plasticpebble
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A fan of Worm finds herself sharing Taylor's mind, and starts setting things right. The only cannon changes so far are ripples. It's basically a mixture of a self insert and peggy sue.

Alternate Universe

Alternative Universe. The characters are written into a different world/universe than the one they are typically from.

     Alternate Universe 

A Propensity for Wrath by becuzitswrong
  • Recommended by: Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Status: Dead (Author Existence Failure)
  • Synopsis: When Taylor was supposed to trigger, something interfered. Now she can see others' emotions and imbue items with her own, giving them power. But is she controlling her powers, or are her powers controlling her?

Abreaction by Jace911
  • Recommended by: pyrotorch246, Sheaman3773
  • 'Status: Dead Last update: 2013
  • Synopsis: Abreaction has the same basic premise as Here Be Dragons, so Taylor gets Lung's powers instead of her canon ones, and one day she snaps. The story starts after she's been captured by the PRT, and explores just how thoroughly broken Taylor is instead of focusing on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. It also manages to be even more depressing than Worm ever was, which takes some doing.

Absolution by Quantumsheepery
  • Recommended by pseudobob
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A divergence from canon, starting during the bank robbery in Act 3, where Lisa's revelations concerning Amelia and Victoria push them both out of New Wave. The story focuses on the two girls as deuteragonists, and follows an altered storyline from alternating perspectives. Things really start to diverge from canon in the aftermath of Bakuda's rampage.
  • Tags: Canon-Divergence,

After Sphere by oldtimer
  • Recommended by Flairina
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The Simurgh was driven out of Switzerland more effectively than expected, leaving Sphere alive and prompting a slow change in cape policy. The day of the bank robbery, that policy finally changes, and Taylor ends up imprisoned on a spaceship bound for Triton.

Amelia by TanaNari. Also found at Sufficient Velocity and Questionable Questing
  • Recommended by Esseresse, ShotgunWilly, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Slaughterhouse 9 push Amy enough that she started pushing back. Also Bonesaw makes a Working Pegasus.
    • The thread on Spacebattles is no longer active due to content restrictions, so TanaNari has moved updating to QQ and SV.

Atonement by Cerulean can be found on Spacebattles It's characters are discussed here.
  • Recommended by russianspy1234, Ragnar The Semi Green, Knight Light 321, SigmaJargon
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: An AU fic where Taylor dies in the locker prank, and Madison's guilt causes her to trigger as well as fall out with Sophia and Emma. Plot ensues as she tries to atone for her deeds and joins the Wards in the process.
    • Seconded. Of particular note is the author's update pace. The story, now in its 13th arc, started on September 26th. So far, the author has been posting a minimum of four chapters of roughly three thousand words every week.
    • Thirded. As of today, 6/11/15, Atonement is on its 31st arc, and still going strong. While still having a serious tone and a seriously good story (And a boatload of mythology gags to the original series), Atonement manages to be somewhat more light-hearted and optimistic in a way that isn't terrible. The author also has a second fic, entitled Intrepid, which follows a similar premise in an Alternate Universe setting.

Intrepid by Cerulean can be found on Spacebattles
  • Recommended by Leid
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: An AU fic where the locker prank ends with Taylor in a vegetative state. This event ends up with the terrible trio splitting apart and ending up in different schools. Unbeknownst to one another, Taylor, Madison, and Emma end up triggering as well and each sets out on a different path, with Emma joining the Undersiders, Madison becoming an Independent hero, and Taylor joining Faultline's crew.
  • Note: The author also has another fic, entitled Atonement, which follows a similar premise in an Alternate Universe setting.

It Gets Worse by ack1308
  • Recommended by ReaderAt2046, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: An AU fic where Taylor gets a very different powerset from the locker incident. Specifically, her power now manipulates events to bring Laser-Guided Karma on anyone who tries to harm Taylor, even in an extremely indirect fashion. Essentially epic-scale Plot Armor, but so strong that Commander Emily calls her "the scariest parahuman I have ever met. And yes, I am including Nilbog in that total".

Monster by Ghoul King
  • Recommended by: Flairina, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When no one is looking, Taylor Hebert becomes a monster. But while her power is unfriendly, it's also quite strong, and with it she decides to take a more... proactive approach than most to the threats of the world. Starting with Nilbog.
    • Comments: An AU where Taylor triggers with Night's power. VERY well thought out, and a very original departure from the norm, particularly in the scope of Taylor's goals. Highly recommended.

Weaver Nine by Thinker6.
  • Recommended by Racheakt, SigmaJargon, Robinton
  • Status: Ongoing (possibly dead?)
  • Synopsis: AU where Taylor is born to Jack Slash's parents and vice versa. Taylor gets forcibly recruited by King when he forms the Slaughterhouse 9, but then conspires with Harbinger to take him down and form her own, increasingly powerful collective known as the Society. Fast-forward to a young Jack Slash, ready and eager to use his cunning and powers to take on the criminal underbelly of Brockton Bay. Accelerates into awesome very quickly, though as of this edit (August 2015) there have been no updates in six months.

Like Mother Like Skitter by LD1449 (Spacebattles link)
  • Recommended by: Tron80, Puidwen, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Alternate Universe fic. In this universe, Annette didn't die. And she is "Marquis". Not Amelia's dad. She leads a criminal enterprise and goes back home to her normal, simple family life at night. Shenanigans ensue when Taylor triggers and wants to be a hero, being completely oblivious to her mother's cape ID, and Annette uses her resources to help Taylor while simultaneously playing the 'evil' nemesis.
  • Tags: Comedy.

Reconciliation by LD1449 (Sufficient Velocity Link)
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, tpyrene, Unclouded TJ, Dancingrage, Flairina
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In an Alternate Universe, Taylor and Danny were in Kyushu when Leviathan struck. Only the former survived to be found by Lung. Fast forward to present day and a rather different Brockton Bay...

Seed by TheAnt
  • Recommended by Flairina, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: An alternate universe where the Endbringers attack in a few different places and order that leads to Taylor gaining Blasto’s shard. Desperate to be a hero, Taylor takes a dangerous gamble to give herself the power to save the city and chooses to become a Heroic Warlord to save the city from itself. Will Taylor become the hero the world needs or the monster that brings it all crashing to the ground?
  • Comments: Unclouded TJ: It has a slow start, but once it ramps up it has some decidedly awesome moments where Taylor shows just how smart she is with her power and everyone becomes terrified of her. Including Piggot being so scared she activates the Endbringer alarm just for one of Taylor's strikes against the ABB.

Shipping

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

    Shipping 

Walkabouts by FineBalancer. (Space Battles thread here )
  • Pairings: Amy/Taylor
  • Recommended by Lavanya Six, Faraway_2, Flairina
  • Status: Dead as of March 2014
  • Synopsis: Post-Leviathan, Taylor is living in a shelter, angry and adrift. A chance encounter puts her on a different course as she struggles to correct previous mistakes, and find a place for herself in this nebulous world of heroes and villains. (AU, post 8.07)

Crossover Fics

A fan fiction which incorporates characters, events, places, ideas, etc from another fandom.

    Crossovers 

Exalted

Alchemical Solutions (Sufficient Velocity Link)
  • Recommended by Ack Sed
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: You can do a lot with determination. For instance, your commitment to justice when you're shoved into a locker could attract the attention of a planet-sized machine god, who then decides to gift you with a brand-new machine body with all sorts of cool powers. But there's always a price for power. Always.
  • This fic is written in the 2nd PoV.

Fiend, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Green Sun (FFN link) by logiccosmic.
  • Recommended by RazorSmile, throwaawy, and spacemonkey37
  • Status: Dead as of September 2013
  • Synopsis: Taylor Hebert failed in her moment to become something more. But with her failure, she was Chosen.

Goblin Queen by Biigoh (multiple threads, first one here. Fanfiction.net version here)

Memoirs Of A Human Flashlight by Golden Lark
  • Recommended by Ack Sed, spacemonkey37, nitewind
  • Status: Resurrected as of the 25th of September 2016
  • Synopsis: Taylor stops and thinks, examining why the bullying is going on. A carefully-worded email to the PRD bullying helpline leads to the bullying stopping - in the most dramatic way possible.

Oracle by Maugan Ra
  • Recommended by Trooper1023
  • Status: Complete as of Dec 2014
  • Synopsis: Worm AU/Crossover. Hero is hailed, even long after his death, as the father of Motonic Physics on Earth Bet. Taylor Hebert does not trigger, rather she Exalts as a Chosen of Secrets. Sophia Hess is delighted. So is Lung.

Zenith by Ryuugi
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, Faraway_2
  • Status: Dead as of May 2014
  • Synopsis: At the end, instead of the one who canonically found her, Taylor is instead found by the Unconquered Sun and granted a Solar Exaltation. Now, with the aid of some unlikely allies, she will set the worlds right again.

Other Crossovers

Acolyte by NexusTheDark (SpaceBattles link)
  • Recommended by Esseresse
  • Crossovers with: Warhammer 40,000
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In the locker Taylor is approached by the GODS OF CHAOS and asked to choose which one to worship. Taylor chooses all of the above.

A Change Of Pace by AtrenGraves
  • Recommended by Leid
  • Crossovers with: Dishonored
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Taylor went into the locker, she drew the attention of two beings. One offered an absent thought, and a broken tool that wasn't even meant for her. The other took a more personal approach.

Acceleration by chibipoe

A Cloudy Path by LacksCreativity
  • Recommended by Lavanya Six, Leid, and Alivaril
  • Crossovers with: Supreme Commander
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Solo Tinkers are rare in the Wormverse, and Taylor Hebert has the unfortunate privilege of learning why.
    • Alternate Synopsis: Tinker!Taylor gets access to the Aeon technology tree.

A Survivor Is Born by Heather Sinclair
  • Recommended by mikemerc, Robinton
  • Crossovers with: Tomb Raider (2013)
  • Status: Probably dead as of September 2014
  • Synopsis: After Taylor returns from Yamatai, she just wants her life to go back to normal. The PRT, on the other hand, wants to know how she wound up killing over 400 people and walked away with only a few scars.
  • Notes: AU for both game and Worm. Shadow Stalker is a little saner than in canon, emphasis on "little".

Bio Arc by Dingbat779
  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Crossover: Guyver
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The setting is the night of Emma's worst night. Before running into the ABB, Emma finds an object that reminds her of a movie she and Taylor really liked. When several thugs surround her and her father, she finds out that "prop" works exactly like a Guyver bio-armor suit. And that is only the beginning of her many, many troubles.
  • Tags: Drama, Action.

Centipede by Pangolin (SpaceBattles link)
  • Recommended by Grand-Admiral
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Tokyo Ghoul
  • Synopsis: Taylor triggers as a Ghoul and eventually takes over the Merchants and relabels them as the Red Tongues. The Author does a great job of blending in some elements of Tokyo Ghoul without actually bringing Tokyo Ghoul itself into Worm.
  • Comments: If anyone could flesh out the Synopsis some more, it'd be appreciated - Grand Admiral.

Constellations by UnwelcomeStorm
  • Recommended by ShadeHawk, Unclouded TJ, TheForgottenOne
  • Crossovers with: Ōkami
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Eight year old Taylor Hebert gets lost in the woods during summer camp, and is found by a white dog/wolf with red markings. When Taylor's mom dies, the white wolf is there for her. Together they restore a shrine, and paint Brockton Bay.
  • Tags: Humor, Heartwarming

Co Op Mode by Faria_Lyton
  • Recommended by Anna_Nimus, Unclouded TJ
  • Crossovers with: The Gamer
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Cauldron's plan was bad. The Protectorate was deeply flawed. The PRT was a joke. If Gaia wanted to save her babies, save herself, she'd need to interfere. Enter The Gamer. Too bad it's James. Now with a companion fic by Harper Potts, A Bug in the Game, which is the story from Taylor's point of view.

Covenant by The Laurent
  • Recommended by: Tron 80
  • Crossover with: Vampire: The Requiem
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: One month after the start of the bullying, Taylor is turned into a vampire.
  • Tags: Horror, Supernatural, Drama.

Dreaming of Foxfire by Thanatanos. (Fanfiction Link)
  • Recommended by Leid
  • Crossovers with: League of Legends
  • Status: Dead as of September 2015
  • Synopsis: Taylor triggers with the same power and abilities as Ahri from League of Legends, ending up working with the ABB after saving Bakuda's mother.
  • Notes: A fun read at over 80,000 words, Lung and Bakuda are... humanized for a lack of a better term, made more sympathetic. Likewise, Taylor deals with the effect that Ahri's personality has when she enters into her fox form and ends up in an awkward position.

Emblems Forged in Fire by Lord Trent Blackmore
  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Crossover with Fire Emblem Awakening. Taylor vanishes during the locker prank. When she reappears one week later, she comes accompanied by her future daughter and she's spent five years fighting in the Ylissean wars as a member of the Shepherds.
  • Pairing(s): Taylor/Robin, Chrom/Sumia
  • Tags: Action/Adventure.

Exiled by (Fantasy Ra)
  • Recommended by: Sheaman3773, Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Crossovers with: Mass Effect
  • Status: Complete, with a sequel, Gatecrash, now posting.
  • Synopsis: A crossover between Mass Effect and Worm, with an age-adjusted and dimensionally-displaced Shepard stuck in Brockton Bay. While out collecting 'salvage' from a local gang safehouse, he happens across Lung and the costumed (but as yet unnamed) Taylor midfight, and decides to help out. This looks to be the start of a beautiful friendship...and maybe, something more?

Firebird by chibipoe
  • Recommended by Deadman2020
  • Status: On-going as of Aug 26 2016
  • Synopsis: Rather than trigger with the ability to control insects, Taylor gains the power of another cosmic entity. For now, the Phoenix slumbers.

...Fucking Tinkers by Violetshadows
  • Recommended by: Phant0m5, Leid, Robinton
  • Crossover with: Sword Art Online
  • Status: On-Going.
  • Synopsis: Taylor Hebert, post Scion, wakes up alone in a virtual world with the name Khepri on her HUD. Assuming this is the work of a Tinker, possibly to replace the Birdcage, she wanders around aimlessly until she is teleported into Aincard proper. Just in time for Kayaba's speech.
  • Comments: Some of the best parts of this fanfic come from the interaction between Khepri and the rest of the SAO players. The difference between the mindset of a modern citizen of the SAO-Earth and a hardened cape of Earth Bet is so sharp that the closest comparison they have is labeling Khepri as part of the Yakuza.

Go Gently by Shana The Short
  • Recommended by: Demonata1-04, Flairina
  • Fusion with Welcome to Night Vale
  • Synopsis: Go gently is a crossover between the Web Serial Worm and Podcast Welcome to Night Vale that takes it upon itself to include the cosmic horror of both series, while still being hilarious. The story builds up a little slow but can easily keep your attention long enough for it to take flight.
  • Comments: Considering that skewed perspectives on absolute horror are at the centers of both Welcome to Night Vale and Worm, maybe it's not surprising how well the two canons mesh. This fusion is completely seamless and utterly horrifyingly hilarious.

Game on! by FixerUpper
  • Recommended by Ack Sed, Flairina
  • Crossovers with: The Gamer
  • Status: Last updated May 5th, 2016
  • Synopsis: Annette Rose-Hebert, lecturer at community college, mother of Taylor Hebert, wife of Danny, triggers as The Gamer after a car crash. Now she can read textbooks with a touch, gain skills from reading, see her health and attributes as a number and receives quests from... somewhere. What on Earth does she do now?

Hatchling Quest by ImmortalsBlade
  • Recommended by Unclouded TJ
  • Crossovers with: Metroid
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: 14-year old Samus Aran wakes up wounded in Brockton Bay after stopping a Space Pirate plot. The space pirates attempted to destroy a space station by launching it across dimensions into the Earth for fun. Involves a younger inexperienced Samus discovering what to do in this new world with several culture shocks. As with all quests choices for Samus's actions are decided by vote.

Hope Through Overwhelming Firepower by Border42
  • Recommended by Assana73, Robinton, Unclouded TJ
  • Crossovers with: Diebuster
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Wherein the greatest threat to humanity is keeping Taylor happy.

Hunter by UnwelcomeStorm
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, Leid
  • Crossover with: Bloodborne
  • Status: In progress
  • Synopsis: When the Locker happened, Taylor Hebert was nowhere to be found. Until she was. Now the people of Brockton Bay are starting to act up and a mysterious figure wielding an oversized hand-saw carves a bloody swathe through the gangs. Are these things connected? Do you really want to see? Grant us eyes, grant us eyes...
  • Now has a Tv Tropes page: Unwelcome Storms Hunter

An Imago of Rust and Crimson by Earth Scorpion
  • Recommended by Racheakt and spacemonkey37
  • Crossovers with: New World of Darkness
  • Status: Ongoing, moved to Sufficient Velocity
  • Synopsis: Are we all just insects, blindly squirming through life? Will we all die tomorrow when an Endbringer shows up? Who's the person thinking this? Who's the person reading this? Hell, who's the person writing this?

Meh, I Can Take Them All by wkz.
  • Recommended by Zergman, Robinton
  • Crossovers with: Onepunchman
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Worm is a story containing Superheroes! Angst! It gets worse! Villains! Grief! It gets worse! Warlords! Bullies! Monsters! It gets even worse! Politics! Evil Conspiracies! Face-heel turns! The End of the World! And Doing the Wrong Things for Right Reasons! ... Gah, that sucks. Let's rewind to the start, add a little something more. Stir thoroughly, bake, and serve. Mmm... cake...

Morphosis by NonSequtur

Mother Of Vengeance by Leliel.
  • Recommended by Angel Form
  • Crossovers with: Birthright.
  • Status: Hiatus as of February 25th 2015
  • Synopsis: Taylor kills a monster and inherits its power. The universe is never going to be the same again.

Nexus Quest by jcw3
  • Recommended by SolMark-1
  • Crossover with: The Gamer, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Status: Probably dead as of November 2014
  • Synopsis: Rather than triggering with her canon power, Taylor instead gains the ability to travel through dimensions, with the additional bonus of the Gamer's power.
  • Be aware this is a quest, not a normal fanfic. It is also written in the second point of view.

One Girl Force by Noxed Salvation
  • Recommended by Esseresse, Robinton
  • Crossovers with: Perry Rhodan
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: At age 14 Taylor is on a Class Trip when she is caught in a Leviathan attack. She triggers with the ablity to change in to Icho Tolot. Now if she can figure out how to change back....

Outcry by Zaru and LD1449
  • Recommended by nitewind, Leid
  • Crossover with: Dark Souls II
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Taylor triggers in Winslow it turns out that something else hitched a ride.

Queen Of Blood by SirWill
  • Recommended by nitewind, Unclouded TJ
  • Crossover with: Castlevania
  • Status: In progress
  • Synopsis: Taylor Hebert dies in the locker. Then she wakes up in her grave, changed. Powerful. With faint memories of a life not her own. And why does she dream of a castle in the mountains?
  • Fanfiction.net link

Queen Of The Swarm by Vherstinae. On Spacebattles
  • Recommended by Deadman2020, Godkiller999, Alivaril, Flairina
  • Crossover with: Starcraft
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Some elements taken from Starcraft/Kerrigan, slightly alternate universe. Taylor triggers not only with her canon powers, but also with ability to modify her bugs and make new ones and some adaptive biology. This taylor has issues dealing with her changing body and growing powers, luckily for her the world isn't as dark and the rest of undersiders don't mind showing her their love.

Playing with Lego's by Potato Nose
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, Unclouded TJ
  • Crossovers with: Supreme Commander
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In response to the bullying, Taylor gets the idea to build the perfect cleaning device, but she's not long into using it when a mysterious supervillain kidnaps her, convinced she can do so much more. He's right. By the time her ordeal is over, she has become convinced that the only way to fix the system is to become a Seraph. And yes, unlike the rest of the competition, she does get her ACU.

Shy Girl by gideon020
  • Recommended by Ack Sed, nitewind, Robinton
  • Crossovers with: Super Mario Bros.
  • Status: Dead as of October 2013
  • Synopsis: Good news - Taylor Hebert got powers! Bad news - She has ever-so-slightly shattered her psyche in the process. Good news - These little Shy Guys can do just about anything she desires.

A Skittering Heart by Stewart92
  • Recommended by Unclouded TJ
  • Crossovers with: Kingdom Hearts
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When placed under immense physical and psychological stress instead of Triggering as a Parahuman Taylor Hebert awakens the power of a Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts. Armed with a weapon wielded by heroes and villains across the stars, Taylor sets out to be the hero Brockton Bay deserves... and ends up becoming a fashion model along the way.
  • Pairings: Taylor/Sabah (Parian)

Starry Eyes by helnae
  • Recommended by Groundon462
  • Crossovers with: Cthulhu Mythos
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Where a girl finds true friends when she looks within. And where friends see what lies beneath the surface - Far less depressing than what this crossover would suggest

Sweet Dreams by Undead Frog
  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Crossover: Kirby
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Kirby is teleported to Brockton Bay just in time to get Taylor out of the locker. Taylor finds a friend, and her world's villains and monsters find out that happens when the most vicious and cutest Eldritch Abomination gets angry.
  • Tags: Action, Humor.

Synesthesia by Xomniac
  • Recommended by thegreatpl
  • Crossovers with: The World Ends with You
  • Status: Last updated September 2015
  • Synopsis: Music and Colour bring freedom and a new player to the dark streets of Brockton Bay. The Composer has arrived, and she intends on playing her song for all to hear.

Taylor Varga by mp3.1415player
  • Recommended by Tuqui, Unclouded TJ, Puidwen
  • Crossovers with: Luna Varga
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Taylor triggers but she reaches past dimensions and makes contact with something old and powerful, wanting power to try to be a hero she gets the power of Varga, a godzilla-like demon that mixes with her, being Taylor Hebert is quite nice, being everyone else now...turns out to be quite the experience with a new lizard-like cape going around town.
  • Can be read at Suficient Velocity

The Worm Protocol by Godzillaslayer101
  • Recommended by salman33
  • Crossovers with: Digimon
  • Synopsis: Their lord beaten and broken. The Knights are in disarray, but a knight is still a knight, even if they were in a world that didn't make sense.
  • Now has a trope page.
  • comment: An awesome Royal Knight centric fic after Scion beat Yggrassil into a coma, must read for royal knight fan.

The Crisis Of Taylor Hebert by The Divine Demon

The Last Daughter by Thuktun Flishithy (author of Hail To The King)
  • Recommended by Deadman2020, Esseresse, Mach Rider 1985, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Complete, with Mega Crossover sequel CRISIS in progress
  • Synopsis: "I always knew there was something strange about me, I guess." An AU in which Taylor Hebert was born Zara Jor-El, The last daughter of Krypton.

Wonderful by Mazinja
  • Recommended by: Tron80, Unclouded TJ
  • Synopsis: Crossover with The Wonderful 101. Danny dies instead of Anne. Taylor triggers with Tinker powers, and inspired by her father's heroism, becomes the hero known as Wonder Red.
  • Tags: Action, Drama, Comedy.

On Missing Limbs by fallacies. Also found at SpaceBattles, Sufficient Velocity and Fanfiction.net
  • Recommended by iridium9900
  • Crossover with: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Three months after she was found in her locker, Taylor Hebert wakes up in a hospital room. A sequence of short scenes, meant largely to be humorous. Not actually a fic where Taylor triggers with an alternate set of powers.

The Man from Tomorrow by fleet

Shards of Impossibility, by Cybertramon001
  • Recommended by: Unclouded TJ, Dog3n
  • Crossover with [PROTOTYPE]
  • Synopsis: "In a world where the villains outnumber the heroes, where black and white becomes grey, there is a new force entering the game. A weapon more powerful than anyone can fully understand. And as the old saying goes, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. There will be changes in the world, and cities will shake. A Prototype/Worm crossover. Rated M for blood and swearing."
  • Comments: Alex and Dana Mercer, on the run from Blackwatch after the events of the first game. find themselves literally thrown into the World of Earth Bet. They try lying low in Brockton Bay, but as anyone that knows Alex, he never plays well with others. Features a heavily gray cast that both series are known for and runs with it while having Alex be the truly unstoppable thing he is balanced by his sister's morality. And she wants him to be a super villain.
  • Status: Ongoing Last Updated Jan 2017.

Wail Of The Banshee by Blackhole1
  • Recommended by: Unclouded TJ
  • Crossover with Warframe
  • Synopsis: Taylor gets a Banshee Warframe as her trigger, however unlike some other alt!power fanfics this isn't just the power but the universe along for the ride. The author gives a crash course in the lore for those unfamiliar with Warframe.
  • Status: Last updated February 2016

Worm More Than Meets The Eye by Metallix666
  • Recommended by mikemerc, Esseresse, Robinton, Gentlemens Dame 883, InfiniteFreedom01
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Transformers
  • Synopsis: When Primus sees the destruction caused by the Entities he decides to take action before earth can become another victim to their cycle
    • This is truly a great read. The author truly has a masterpiece in the making.

A Finely Honed Blade by Ensou
  • Recommended by Edward Grave, Unclouded TJ
  • Crossover with: Kara no Kyoukai
  • Status: In progress
  • Synopsis: What would you do if you could see death, knew how to end anyone and anything? What would you do if you had touched emptiness itself, had it infest your soul, invade your mind, and whisper in your ear? How would you handle knowing you could never escape it?.
    • Excelent Story, it's one of the best I've ever read. It also is one of the few fanfic I've read where Taylor has OC friends that are interesting.

Time Travel/Peggy Sue Fics

A fan fiction which a character(s) Travels through time.

    Time Travel/Peggy Sue Fics 

A Tale of Transmigration by CrashLegacy. Also on Spacebattles
  • Recommended by jderig, ShotgunWilly, Robinton
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After the events of Golden Morning, Taylor wakes up as a younger version of herself just after the locker incident. She quickly discovers that she is no longer in her original reality, and that her new home has some changes when compared to her old...

Harbinger by Archicane
  • Recommended by Leid, Flairina
  • Status: On-going
  • Synopsis: The war on Earth Bet is lost. In a desperate gamble, Taylor finds Phir Se. He sends Taylor back in time with a mission to kill Scion and the Endbringers. With her knowledge of the Apocalypse, can Taylor save the world from destruction, or is history doomed to repeat itself?
  • Comments: A Peggy Sue fic where Taylor has come back to the past by seeking out Phir Se, who had gone into hiding, and sets into motion a plan to save the world. Because she had readied herself for dealing with Jack Slash and S9000, she has a different outlook on life and tries to manipulate things with often unforeseen consequences.
    • Flairina: It starts out rather abruptly, which had me doubting, but this is probably the best thought out Peggy Sue Worm fic out there at present. Don't let the strangely rushed beginning put you off.
  • Can also be found on Spacebattles.

Hey Missy by Grist
  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: On hiatus
  • Synopsis: Several years after the Golden Morning, on her 18th birthday Vista unintentionally travels back in time to Brockton Bay before Leviathan struck the city.
  • Tags: Peggy Sue, Action, Drama.

Recoil by Ack
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, tpyrene
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The fight against Behemoth goes much worse than in canon. Found by Phir Se, Taylor is given a second chance when he sends her into the past to try and do better. But this new hope comes with complications, firstly that he overshot her own time, and secondly that her powers didn't follow.

Worm Respun by Aetheron
  • Recommended by Psyckosama
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Taylor circa the Noelle fight finds herself launched backwards through time, arriving in the midst of her ill-fated first meeting with Emma and Sophia. Needless to say, she takes the stations of canon and covers them in bees.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanficRecs/Worm