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Sidenote: Quite a few of the fics recommended are from the YJ Anon Meme, (now to be found here)hence why a lot of the author's are listed as "anon". Attempts will be made as time goes by to change this if the authors themselves decide to de-anon on the meme.
This author is the queen of Koy (Kaldur/Roy) fics, so I'm surprised her name isn't in this section yet. Some of them are bromance, some expertly crafted romance, and her Roy and her Kaldur are so IC it's almost scary. She's also written many Kaldur-centric oneshots / multi-chaptered fics that give Kaldur the spotlight he deserves but isn't always given.
Dellanotte: That might be because she's in the AU section with Camp Us. While this Troper isn't overly fond of Slash, she does greatly enjoy Shade's Ninde writing The Team as a whole. She has (literally) everyone's characterization down epically, and somehow makes every AU work. Majorly seconded.
This author has 2 kinds of Young Justice fics. Lighthearted fun fics, and epic, well thought out fics. His one shots such as It's the great Turkey M'gann Morzz are more for fun and laughs. His fic "Breather" is a combination of the two styles with it being both one shot in nature, but also featuring a longer story arc. However, his crowning achievement by far has to be his take on Season 3. Young Justice Darkness Falls. Epic, heartfelt and easily matching the show's combined tone of epic fights with real drama, this is the fanfiction that EVERY fan of the young justice show should read if they want closure for the show. He's on hiatus at the moment, but a season 4 fic is in the works now as well.
Synopsis: "-He's my son." Diana watched the youth beyond the glass' eyes twinkle, she smiled softly and added in a lower tone just for him, "Aren't you?" They wanted the ultimate weapon, so it was logical Cadmus would use another hero's DNA for Superboy as well.
Comments: Wonder Woman fans will love this. Diana's character is done fairly well, and her relationship with Superboy is heartwarming.
Looks like Jessesgirl1549 has deleted her account and her work would be helpful if someone found a link.
Synopsis: Kid Flash's the newest thief in town. Dashing in and dashing out, he's the epitome of a "cool" thief, and has even had Robin-hood like escapades. Young Justice's mission? Find him, catch him, and see if they can turn him to the side of good.
Comments: Semi-Dark!Wally fans will like this one. I mean, you've got AU elements in spades, and you've got the most seamless integration of MULTIPLE cannons ever. But if that isn't enough for you... Wally wears a fedora in this one. It still isn't at the climax of the story, but what is there to read is pure win. It even has a pretty regular update schedule.
Synopsis: Batman is very happy with the way that Robin has picked up his training, his methods and his habits. Generally. But his protege showing up at the Batcave with two small children, Tim and Jason, clinging to him proves he's adopted one trait Batman would have rather he hadn't. It seems the batfamily has an incurable penchant for picking up strays, and Tim and Jason are only the beginning.
Comments: This fic is one of the most heart-meltingly adorable things in YJ fanfiction. Be warned, for this trooper does not "aaaaw" easily.
Seconded. This story is full of warm and fuzzy feelings, and every character is perfect. This story is the perfect thing to put a smile on your face and Batfamily love in your heart.
Synopsis: Minor AU. M’gann tries to ignore what she is, but after being forced back into her natural form every muscle in her body wants to go back to what feels powerful and comes naturally to her. It finally comes to a head when her team is threatened, and she is forced to choose between her shame, and their lives.
Synopsis: Female Wally: Boudicca 'Brodie' West is found in an alley by two of the Rogues after being raped. As time goes by she struggles with healing from her ordeal with the help of her friends.
Comments: As might be indicated by the summary, this story manages to avert Rape as Drama by showing a very realistic reaction to both the rape and the aftermath by Brodie, the fem!Kid Flash and also showcases the reactions of those around her. There Are No Therapists is averted like in the show with Warrior Therapist Black Canary trying to talk with Brodie. This story is well written and worth your time whatever your opinion of the pairing or the premise is.
Synopsis: In one world, one we're more familiar with, Jonathan Crane has died. What essentially amounts to a cosmic filing problem leads to the former supervillain being offered a deal: He can be reborn into the world and become a hero, or he can die. Well, it was considerate of the Powers That Be to make the choice simple, in any case. He accepts, and in another time and another place, Johnny Crane is taken in by his previously unknown great uncle on his mother's side: One Alfred Pennyworth. In another time and another place, Jonny Crane moonlights as a vigilante known as Scarecrow on the streets of Gotham, and the team known as Young Justice is a very different group (somehow, though, everything important has stayed exactly the same).
Comments: A hugely fun AU in which Scarecrow works bizarrely well as a good guy. The occasional interludes delve into the backstories of the people and places of this new world, letting the readers know exactly how much has changed and what's stayed the same. The author obviously loves writing this, and that love and excitement for AU potential just kind of oozes through the entire story.
Synopsis: Gotham Academy is taken hostage and due to Batman being on League business, Young Justice is deployed. While infiltrating the Academy, the Team meets up with Artemis, Barbara Gordan, Dick Grayson...and Dick's younger siblings. Due to Wally and Dick being a couple, the Batsibs decide to test their older brother's boyfriend while Dick enjoys trolling his boyfriend because the rest of the team doesn't know Dick = Robin so they think Wally is cheating on both of them. But seriously; what could go wrong?
Comments: A surprisingly funny story so far given the set up and the Batkids are adorable. This is shaping up to be a good read, especially if you either like Robin/Kid Flash or the Strays AU because apparently it was a big inspiration.
Synopsis: Batgirl!Artemis AU. A different set of choices and circumstances leads to a different path. Artemis Crock takes up the symbol that shines in the sky outside of her bedroom window and becomes another kind of hero.
Comments: An interesting alternate possibility where Artemis's rebellion against her father takes a much earlier turn, and leads her to trying to earn the respect and title of the Bat.
The link is dead, an alternative link would be appreciated.
Synopsis: One day, Wally West discovers the formula that transformed his Aunt Pam into the supervillainess Poison Ivy and changes his life forever.
Comments: This fill was so much better than I'd hoped for when I requested it. Everyone is in character, and the author manages to spin Wally as a villain's sidekick in a way that is realistic for him.
The author has since deanoned and reposted (with updates) on fanfiction.net
Synopsis: Due to a change in history, Batman ends up raising Roy Harper, Jason Todd, Dick Grayson, Wally West, Megan, Conner, Kaldur, Artemis, Zatanna and Rocket...all at the same time.
Comments: This story is incredibly well written and sweet. The kids are slowly added with all but Jason getting at least some degree of explanation and the names they use fit each character perfectly. The only real flaw is the villainizing of pretty much the entire Justice League save Green Arrow and Superman but the explanation given makes sense and the rest of the story is so deliciously heartwarming you can let it go. Additionally the author has confirmed they plan to make a sequel.
Synopsis: Fem!Nightwing tries to handle the losses of the Invasion. Vulnerable and lonely, she by chance befriends the newest addition to Gotham's finest criminals, the Red Hood.
Comments: A very interesting take on a female version of Nightwing. Every one is IC. And the dynamics between the genderbent Dick and other characters is obviously tweaked, but in a smart way. Artemis' fallout with her concerning Wally's demise is dealt with very nicely too. The only complaint so far is that Red Hood hasn't showed often yet, but the story's just beginning.
Synopsis What would have happened if Red Tornado had a different sort of program in place during the events of the Season 1 finale. How could the events of this change the story? As timelines collide and new heroes and villains appear, it can only get more complicated. For no villain can be worse than Project Nextgen. Multiple harems. Marvel influence though Young Justice World
Comments: One of the few Young Justice Harem fics, the story is not a place where the idea of hooking up with everything that moves is considered good. It takes much time to imply that what happens is practically rape to both parties. Viewing how a world controlled by the Light might evolve, it begins to create Marvel Characters, as well as other DC and INVASION era YJ characters in new ways, mixing the YJ verse and the DCnU, showing extensive research. One complaint could be that the writer prefers Superboy over the other two main 'harem leads', Wally and Dick. But he makes up for that by killing off Lagoon Boy.
Warning: While no sex ever occurs in story, it is mentioned. Violence.
Pairings: ....A lot. Mostly of the Conner-Harem, Dick-Harem and Wally-Harem variety. Monogamous pairings are also around....somewhere
Synopsis: "Talia decides to pick sides once and for all and marries Bruce. She was not expecting this to involve eight children, two dogs, and cats. Lots and lots of cats."
Comments: And ninjas. Unhappy ninjas, who will make you laugh, and then the next scene will make you laugh harder. Then, just when you're sure this AU can't get anymore ridiculous-yet-perfect... Hilarity Ensues. Also, legitimately happy Bruce. Also you will love every single bit of feels in this.
Synopsis: Dick Grayson isn't adopted by Bruce. Instead, he grows up on the streets and navigates the underworld of Gotham using his own wits and bravery. When he runs into the YJ team, everything spirals downward.
Triggers/Warnings: Violence towards minors
Comments: Really, really great fic, updated quickly, and keeps all of the characters in-character.
Synopsis: "College AU - Artemis has some interesting hallmates. Team hijinks, multiple pairings, featuring RA!RA and his hat-tossing skills. T for language and occasional questionable content."
Comments: No superpowers, and they're still The Team, anyway. Epically, Heartwarmingly so. Contains a realistic depiction of college life and its trappings, hilarious bonding moments, and a very epic Dick. All from Artemis' perspective.
Pairings: Mostly canon. And Roy/Kaldur.
Now with companion "Winning," which occurs right after Chapter 6 (Winter Break) and features one of the best games of "Never Have I Ever" ever.
Summary: Written for a prompt from the yj_anon_meme community: When Wally West got his powers, his psyche also created a new personality to deal with the trauma of the experiment and the new responsibilities of being a speedster.
An odd little fic that manages to be AU while still seeming perfectly believable within canon. Characterization is spot-on, and the writing is beautiful.
Summary: Dick Grayson is taken in by Slade, who gives him the training he needs to hunt down and kill Tony Zucco in revenge for what he did to Dick's family. Going by Renegade, he encounters Kid Flash. That's how the Justice League learns of Renegade's existence, and then they run into him again...
Check out the companion fic, Lex Loci Delicti, as well. It's the same anonmeme prompt, with Lex Luthor taking the place of Slade. And it is complete!
Summary: Wally doesn't accept magic because that would mean accepting that he's half-fae, and he can't handle that. But then his sixteenth birthday comes, and the fairy queen steals him away. Well, his team isn't just going to take that lying down, now, are they?
Notes: This was written for the YJ Anon Meme and is unfinished.
Summary: Wally isn't Mary West's biological son...he's Carmen Sandiego's!
Notes: A hilarious story about Wally being the son of the world's greatest thief. Highlights include Artemis' hilarity at the situation, Wally panicking over his mother stealing the Flash museum and Robin going into a rant about how awesome it was that Carmen stole the whole Alaskan Pipeline.
Summary: Artemis Crock is Black Cat, AKA the protégé of Catwoman, the big sister of Robin, the adopted daughter of Batman, the friend of the Justice League…wait, what? AU. Spitfire and Bat Cat
Notes: This is an incredible one-shot Cat!Artemis is awesome and hilarious, the Batfamily is wonderful and overall this is a worthwhile read...especially if you've ever wanted to see Artemis with a mother figure who can give her physical mentoring. Also great for Catwoman fans.
Synopsis: Mr. Freeze realizes that there's a much easier way to find the cure to his wife's terminal illness: inject Robin with the same disease and let Batman do the work for him. After all, the dark knight can supposedly do anything with the proper motivation.
Comments: This is a really interesting take on how one event changes the canon events completely, and it's done in a way that there isn't much rehashing of the same exact canon scenes. The writing is excellent and the characterizations are spot on. If you like something that flirts with canon elements but also takes an unique route of its own, you should try this
Synopsis: After falling through a window, Robin never expected to find a certain happy family in Crime Alley. His heroic instincts are his downfall, however, and his world changes instantly. No team, no Batman, and no Batcave to hide in.
Comments: Dark, tragic, and eventually heartwarming.
Synopsis: KF's latest souvenir has finally done it, ruined Robin's day. Now he's gone to an alternate Earth where Robin never existed. Can he get home? How did his life make such a difference for his friends? And for Batman?
Comments: Way, way better than it sounds. One of the best characterizations of YJ!Robin found in fanfic.
Synopsis: Zatanna spends a long month mourning her lost father. (Second Person)
Comments: This is the best take on Zatanna's place in the aftermath of "Misplaced" that this troper has yet read, and he's read a couple good ones. The writing does a wonderful job getting Zatanna's grief across, and the plot smoothly goes through the all changes Zatanna is forced to adjust to.
Synopsis: Robin was captured and tortured, and he is not okay. But no one knows how to fix him when they're not sure what's broken. This is a story of pain and recovery, of family, friends and support, and this is how Robin learned to laugh again.
Trigger Warnings: Graphic torture and non-graphic violation (they last a very short time, though, and the writer has specified the locations of all the explicit scenes here if you want to skip them); clinical depression.
Comments: A beautifully realistic venture into a dark, tragic world. Keep the tissues at hand; this is an emotional rollercoaster.
Synopsis: Wally West's dad is abusive. Mostly psychologically and emotionally, but because he never hits Wally, Wally doesn't think it is abuse. The team finds out the threat. H/C, Mostly gen with hints of KF/Rob.
Synopsis: Robin is badly injured on a mission, and his teammates are completely unprepared for Batman's response.
Comments: This story really highlights the close bond between the members of Young Justice and examines how much Robin is tied to his superhero identity. Oh, and you might wanna have some Kleenex on hand while reading this, heartstrings will be tugged.
Synopsis: Jason Todd lands in the YJ universe, where he tries to figure out why there's a new Robin and why Bruce doesn't remember him.
Comments: This is a really good story, told from Jason's POV, as he tries to understand the whole concept of alternate universes. Good writing, good characters, and a really interesting plot.
Agreed. It really is an enjoyable and thought-provoking read. The writing is good, with a few typos, and if you've always needed some slight Bruce/Jason reconciliation, here you go.
While good as a fluff piece, I can't help but feel that there was some overlooked potential in the early chapters. Batman accepted Jason a little too early, some build-up and drawn out antagonism would have been interesting. But the writer excels at capturing the character's voices, Jason especially stood out.
Synopsis: in a fight with Klarion the Witchboy, Wally is de-aged and the team unknowingly leaves hims with his abusive mother and father.
Comments: Excellent plot, wonderful characterization, and an adorable 5 year-old Wally (whats not to love?).
Maki P does not believe the above comment makes the story justice. This is an absolutely amazing story, and a major Tear Jerker; the Wests are horrible, horrible people, to say The Rogues make better parents than them it's all.
Gracie Geek - This troper doesn't really understand why KF-child-abuse fics seem quite popular, but I gotta say, this one takes the cake. I was squeeing the entire time I read this. Little!Wally isn't the only draw, either. It's brilliantly written and I like how KF was acting about his past at the end. He didn't allow it to damage him - he used it to make him stronger.
Synopsis: Wally dies in Robin's arms. This is not a spoiler. What the story is about is the aftermath, mostly told from Barry's POV.
Comments: Sweet merciful crap this is a tearjerker. It's mostly told from Barry's point of view as he comes across Wally and Robin, Wally dead in Robin's arms. IT's just... Seriously, I was crying. The author has a way with words that makes you feel for the characters as they [try to] come to terms with Wally's death.
Some Rob/KF, but not so much that this should be under the "shipping" fics.
Synopsis: "It's stupid. If she doesn't want to tell them, why does she want them to notice?"
Comments: Now I'm not really an expert on DC stuff, but I found this well browsing and decided to check it out. What I got was very well written, well researched, and actually made me tear up a bit. (In a good way.) I really hope the author writes more of this.
Synopsis: The team were given orders to guard the Joker until the Justice League comes back for him. The Joker then proceeds to have a little fun by making sexual comments about Robin and Batman, infuriating Robin.
Comments: The anon got Joker's twisted personality well. And they captured Robin and the others' horrified and disgusted reactions perfectly. In fact, Robin isn't worried that Batman would ever do something like that to him but he was worried that his teammates would think that was the case.
Synopsis: Robin finds out where Tony Zucco, the man responsible for his parents' death, is. He goes off to get revenge, much to his teammates and Batman's distress.
Comments: Based on BTAS: "Robin's Reckoning". A neat incorporation of Young Justice and the animated series. The author does a great job writing the characters and the scene where Robin was dangling Zucco off a building and arguing with his teammates why Zucco shouldn't live tugged at the heartstrings, especially when you remember that Robin is just a thirteen year old kid who misses his parents.
Fics like this one are the whole reason WHY I read fan fiction. The raw emotion the writer is capable of putting into the characters is staggering.
Synopsis: The team goes back into time, ends up in Crime Alley and stops a mugging. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary. But when they return to their world, they find that their world is unraveling and blending with other worlds.
Comments: The author has an amazing flow where they show sentences and paragraphs concerning the present world and the alternate universe right after, to show how one little shift was able to throw all the worlds out of control. The blending of the worlds is done with excellent writing, tone and detail. The author also does a great job incorporating the different universes such as All Star Batman and Robin, All Star Superman, Batman: the Bold and the Brave, the mainstream comics, the comics!Young Justice, etc. A definite recommendation to read.
Synopsis: Artemis can't remember being captured by an alien species, and she also can't remember what they did to her, but the scars on her body and the expressions of her teammates tell her all she needs to know.
Rating: T for mentions of torture
Synopsis: A dark but matter-of-fact fic that captures Artemis's practical personality very well. Especially interesting in that it reveals none of the torture, only its nauseating after-effects.
Synopsis: Five times someone thought Iris or Barry were Wally's parents and one time Wally honestly wished they were.
Comments: This is a Tear Jerker so you may need some tissues. Wally's parents are abusive and neglectful so Wally's aunt and Barry who both treat Wally more of a son than a nephew are by any other definition Wally's real parents. By the end, you just want to give Wally a hug.
Synopsis: "You might want to breathe slowly or you could simply put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger or any way you want...You're going to die down here, Baby Flash." The Central City Rogues go farther than anyone ever thought possible. Now the Young Justice team and the Flash must race against time to save Wally before he's forced to take matters into his own hands.
Comments: An awesome story that is now complete. While the team, Wally, Barry and Batman may occasionally get out of character, I feel it's justified due to the situation they're in. The fic is well researched when needed and the writing is great. Numerous Tear Jerkers occur, specifically with Wally's flashbacks about his sorry excuse for a father and the team's reaction to Wally's predicament. Definitely worth a read but a word of warning: the author is a big and fairly blatant Wally/Artemis shipper so be prepared for it to come up.
Multiple typos, crude humor in early chapters, and most glaringly, the Rogues are terribly out of character. They are the definition of Punch Clock Villains, and so I can't see them doing something so needlessly sadistic.
Original poster here. I will concede all your points but I can at least slightly respond to the last one. All of the Rogues save Captain Cold make it clear that they didn't intend for the scheme to end badly (particularly Trickster who remains close to his normal self) and it's heavily implied that Cold has lost his mental bearings completely; I mean he blows himself up for goodness sake! But again I will merely say to each their own and point out that I enjoyed this story and think others might as well while conceding your right to dislike it.
Triggers: Child abuse, violence, coarse language, both attempted and successful suicides, disturbing imagery
Synopsis: "Wally West's kidnappers learn what it means to be on the bad side of two super-powered teams. Shameless Wally whump, because seriously? How FUN is that to say out loud?"
Comments: An interesting take on the kidnapping of one of the League's sidekicks given Wally is kidnapped in civilian identity by someone who wants revenge on his uncle's civilian identity. Does an interesting take on one of the potential moles and why they act the way they do and manages to bring the heroes featured into an odd little almost family. Worth reading if you have a few minutes to spare.
Synopsis: Kid Flash's family problems follow him to Mount Justice. Bruises the mask doesn't cover and injuries that can't be explained away by missions catch Robin's eye.
Comments: While obviously AU since in the show Wally has Good Parents while in this story his mother is dead and his father is a real S.O.B., this story is well written and very touching...not to mention we get to see protectiveDaddybatsdealing with Mr. West. A good example of a story focused on the relationship between the Flash, Kid Flash, Batman and Robin.
Synopsis: It had started as a joke, contingency plans made for various hypothetical circumstances, but then the world falls under mind-control, their mentors turning against them, and those rules made up in jest become something to survive by.
Comments: I honestly can't think of anything negative to say about this fic. The characterization is spot-on, it's well-written, exciting, suspenseful, and even emotional and heartwrenching at certain points. I'm sure everyone will want to give Dick a hug when Roy and Wally find him about a third of the way through. It is a bit long for a oneshot (over 50,000 words), so make sure you read this when you have way too much time on your hands.
What are you doing right now? Stop it and read this. Go on, do it. Don't ask why. It's the length of a novella, so read it in chunks if you want. (You won't want to.) This is one of the most well-thought-out, intelligent, perfectly characterized things. Not fanfics, just things. It has the ring of well-researched science fiction, and every single element has the air of someone who really knows what they're talking about. Just... just go. Read it now. Don't worry about the recommendations.
Gracie Geek - Holy crap read this read this now. This ate up two entire days which I'd promised myself I'd dedicate to homework but I can't bring myself to dislike this fic for it. It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, right up to the last sentence, even. I admit, I wish I'd seen more of the rest of the YJ Team, but nevertheless.
Komodo Classic: Holy crap. This took me a few hours of basically nonstop reading, and it is completely fantastic. I keep finding myself practically speechless at the sheer brilliance of the authors in this fandom, but...even then, this story is a cut above the rest. It's amazing.
Synopsis: Sometimes even Dick can miss the warning signs. Sometimes not everyone can be trusted.
Comments: The writing is excellent, everyone is in-character, and this fic is one of the frankly too few instances of this certain issue being portrayed both seriously and realistically. Also contains Bruce being awesome.
Semi-Automatic by [[reefofhappiness.livejournal.com Reef of Happiness]]
Synopsis: Robin and Superboy find themselves trapped in another dimension with no way back, so they build themselves a new life on this new world.
Comments: It's amazing what the two of them do once they accept that there's no way back home. Starting the League from scratch is one thing. And it's heartbreaking when they die and find themselves back in their home dimension and no time passed despite the decades they spent together. It's hard to explain how awesome this all is, not to mention full of Continuity Porn from all sorts of different canons.
Warning: Robin and Superboy being in a fully committed relationship with each other.
Synopsis: Zoom, impersonating the Flash, sneaks into Wally's room every night and sexually assaults him. Needless to say, things get very strained between Wally and the real Barry Allen, who has no idea what's going on.
Comments: Oh god. It's downright heartbreaking what Wally's going through at the hands of who he thinks is his beloved uncle, and how he feels that he can't tell anyone. And you can tell how much Barry really worries about his nephew and wants to help, but, well, it's not like Wally can turn to him for it.
It's well written, with great character dialog, but the rape scenes are very graphically written and can be unpleasantly squicky, so some heavy warning is in order.
Synopsis Roy, Wally, and Dick all go on a camping trip in the woods... until things get out of hand.
Comments: This is one of those good old friendship adventure stories about surviving against the elements and an implacable mother nature. They're all wonderfully in character, the premise is interesting, and executed well, the writing is engaging, and the story is suspensful. And... it even makes you feel. Roy fans will love this. Also, probably the best animal!OC ever.
Triggers: There is some violence, and character death... well kind of.
Synopsis: 5 times Superboy was caught wearing the other mentor's costumes, and one time he wasn't...at least that's how it started out...
Comments: What started out as a simple fill from a request that wanted Superboy trying on other hero's costumes has spiraled into an epic growing-of-age story for him. It's amazing to see him grow and accept himself into becoming his own person, and amusing how he holds Clark Kent in such a positive light while not knowing the man is actually Superman.
YMMV on this one. The first few parts are fine, but once the plot kicks in the ooc-ness of quite a few characters starts to jar because it no longer has the buffer of humor behind it. Approach with caution.
YMMV on the YMMV. As in all fic, there is some level of OOC-ness, and some of it is due to the fact that the story diverges quickly from canon (having been started in May). However there's an early incidence of humorless OOC-ness which isn't so much humorless OOC-ness as much as it is plot.
Synopsis: In a single day, Bruce Wayne lost everything. Again. Dick Grayson and Alfred Pennyworth are dead. Superman puts Young Justice (minus Robin) on suicide watch who don't know that Bruce Wayne is Batman and that Robin is dead.
Comments: This was just an amazing story of Bruce interacting with the rest of the team, particularly as a person and not as the Batman. Of course, Dick and Alfred aren't really dead and they were just hiding to expose a certain organization.
Maki P It pains me to say it, but the First Ending (The BAD ending) is the best for the story. There I said it, the story is great either way, but it's better if it has tragic ending. Now if you don't mind I'll go cry somewhere for the cruelness of he world
Synopsis: "When other kids his age are playing with GI Joes and Matchbox cars, Dick Grayson is polishing Batarangs and sneaking his dad's cable launcher out into the yard to scale trees with."
Comments: Robin was just plain adorable here and his interactions with Batman are doubly so. The image of Robin hiding behind Batman's cape when he first meets Superman is perhaps the most cutest thing ever.
Synopsis: After the Justice League's hideouts are compromised and the Team has to stay away, Batman leaves Superboy in charge of Lois Lane, which of course, has nothing to do with the fact that she personally knows Superman.
Comments: A funny and touching good story in which Lois, no doubt this being Batman's intention, calls out on Clark for ignoring Superboy, and even manages to help on their relationship.
Synopsis: The League needs better intel on the Light and Dick has a plan. He just wishes it didn't sound so much like something Batman would come up with. Spoilers from 'Disordered' all the way up to 'Depths'.
Pairings: Some Spitfire.
Comments: Very well-written introspective piece centred around Nightwing and his thoughts on the person he is becoming.
Synopsis: Robin comes out as gay. His friends don't take it as well as one could hope.
Comments: A well-written fic based around a simple concept. In a lot of slash fics, when a character comes out as gay, it's generally well accepted by the people close to them, but what if it isn't? Answer: it's both heartbreaking and frustrating. The fic hasn't been updated for a while, but what is there so far is very good.
Synopsis: While Batman and Robin are mysteriously occupied elsewhere, the team are assigned a mission in Gotham that Wally suspects may not be all that it seems. When a link to a high profile kidnapping is revealed, Wally is faced with the difficult task of keeping one of the Justice League's biggest secrets while also hiding his concern for a friend in trouble. Season 1 fic, taking place after 'Failsafe' and 'Disordered.' Mostly features Robin, Batman and Kid Flash, but the rest of the team and even a few Justice Leaguers make appearances as well.
Tags/Trigger Warnings: Some descriptions of torture/abuse, kidnapping
Comments: The summary just doesn't do it justice. There are a lot of Dick Grayson-gets-kidnapped-for-ransom fics, but this one really takes the cake. Well researched, well written, and the antagonists are chillingly Genre Savvy, making them believably stay one step ahead of Batman the whole time. An intense and highly engaging read.
Synopsis: After an accident renders Lagoon Boy comatose, M'gann delves into his mind in an attempt to wake him up. In doing so, she discovers the secrets of his past.
Comments: It's a semi-sequel to the author's Robin fic Circus Dreams, this one featuring Lagoon Boy. It's insightful, slightly heartbreaking, and may make you rethink your opinion of Lagoon Boy. It also contains hits of Angelfish.
Synopsis:: Following the events of the Reach's invasion, The Team is faced with another incoming threat worse than any they have faced before. New faces join their ranks as others seek to destroy or enslave them while the last members of The Light cast its shadow over the Earth in its continued attempt to rid the world of its heroes.
Comments:: A Continuation Fic set immediately after the expulsion of The Reach. (no timeskip) Characterization seems solid enough, but the focus of chapters are a little different. More focus is placed on Beast Boy, Superboy, Miss Martian and Wonder Girl, while some like Blue Beetle, Static and Aqualad are more Out of Focus. Further, this fic borrows some concepts from Teen Titans and incorporates several of its heroes into the story. However, these are Young Justice versions of the characters rather than AU's, so it keeps the feel of the show going. The story is made of win, trying to capture the overall feel of the show, while still putting its own stories into the mix, as the league struggles with a foe much greater than any of the light was: Darkseid. Furthermore, even though the ending is open ended, it provides a kind of closure that any fan of the show needs after season 2. A must read for anyone who wants some closure for young justice.
Synopsis: What happens when a man is thrust into a world that is both familiar and alien to him, equipped with the most powerful tool in the universe? A great deal of awesome, apparently.
A Self-Insert fic, where the main character wakes up one day in orbit, wearing an Orange Lantern Power Ring. From there, it details his integration into this new world, and the changes caused by someone with a Power Ring, both on the Team, and on the world. FTL dodges, anyone?
Synopsis: A crossover with the Marvel-verse, pre-Bereft. Captain America, appalled at Superman's treatment of Superboy, decides to adopt the kid.
Comments: It's genuinely heartwarming how Steve really cares about Superboy and wants the kid to be happy. Warning for yaoi-haters, Steve is in a fully committed relationship with Tony Stark, but it's obvious through the writing how much they love each other. Also, Tony Snark is still in full-force, enjoying trolling the hell out of the Justice League and Nick Fury.
My god, seconded so hard. Several people obsessively stalk that page waiting for updates, self included. If you read ANYTHING on this page, read this. I personally HATE crossovers, but this one doesn't even feel like a crossover. It feels like canon. It should be canon.
Synopsis: A hot young inventor has started making big waves in Metropolis, pushing medicine and technology by leaps and bounds, and even gaining the public support of Superman himself. But this brilliant young man, named Terry McGinnis, has a few dark secrets of his own, secrets that could decide the fate of two worlds...
Comments: Very well written and astonishingly thought out story. Every action and decision makes perfect sense.
Synopsis: Robin, leader of the Teen Titans, wakes up in a world not unlike his own. Deciding to continue down the path of a hero, he takes up an old alias and leads a new team, Young Justice. As Red X, he starts to make a name for himself, as well as new enemies.
Comments: The story is a little strange, given that it Red X comes from a AU Teen Titans, but everything is explained in story well, and the presence of X quickly derails everything, creating a new and interesting Mythos that still feels like it could fit within the YJ cannon, especially as the show has been getting Darker.
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.
Unfortunately the story and the author seemed to have been deleted off Fanfiction.net. There seems to be no copy of the story on the internet. Excellent story that will be missed.
Summary: YJ/Justice League Unlimited Crossover. The Flash is rescued from the Legion of Doom by the turncoat villain Tigress. Things go downhill from there as she brings in other members of Wally's old 'Team' to combat a mysterious force that is eliminating the Wally Wests of every universe.
Comments: A fun crossover between the universes and a sort of a fix it fic for Endgame. It focuses on Spitfire and the original team.
Synopsis: Wally decides he wants to go on a date with Artemis, but takes a different tack than expected.
Pairing: Spitfire aka Kid Flash/Artemis
Comments: characterizations are excellent, has cute romantic moments between Wally and Artemis, but that doesn't keep them from sticking to their snarky routine. if you love Spitfire this is a must read.
Synopsis: "She's missing," Batman says. He shakes his head, pulling away from them. And from the looks on their faces—his friends, his mentor—he knows they're telling the truth.
Comments: Well written but features some of the darkest Artemis torture I've ever read. Quite frankly it's gut wrenching to see just how badly broken the story's events leave Artemis but this story is definitely worth your time.
Synopsis: Until he got superspeed, Wally was picked on for being in special ed. When he got his powers, suddenly he didn't have to be in special ed and no one had to know he was anything less than a genius. Still, he was always afraid someone would find out. And he really didn't want that someone to be Robin if it meant he might face rejection again.
Comments: I cried. I cry just trying to tell people about this fic. It's wonderful, but that's awful because you feel every blow to Wally's emotions, but it finishes off sweetly so all is well.
Triggers: "Retard" is thrown around a couple times in reference to the teasing and negativity Wally has faced and fears.
Synopsis: If you got hit in the head with a building, literally, what would you dream of? Wally wakes up to find himself prince of the Kingdom of Flash. Now he must journey across the land on a quest to awaken his true love: the "princess" of the Kingdom of Bats!
Pairing: KF/Robin (Light hints Miss Martian/Superboy)
Comments: Amazing story! It's fluffy and funny and a very good read, especially with the mesh of all fairytales. Its well-written and seriously cute!
Synopsis: "This changes nothing." He narrows his eyes from behind his glasses and hopes he sounds as convincing as he needs to be. But she just tilts her head, amused. "Wrong again, Sidekick. This changes everything."
Pairings: Mainly Roy/Jade. Also includes GA/BC.
Comments: What I love about this fic is how it shows Roy and Jade's relationship growing in a realistic and healthy way. A definite read if you love this pairing.
Synopsis: We could totally run away and start a circus together.
Comments: Short, sweet, intelligent, and funny. Balances the fluff with those communal daydreams we all had as kids. Sweet enough that you'll get cavities, but doesn't go over the top - a rare thing in fanfiction.
Synopsis: Batman confronts Robin with a few hard truths about the Boy Wonder's relationship with Zatanna.
Comments: This fic was written in response to how the show chose to portray the Robin/Zatanna pairing, and it does a good job getting its point across. Namely, gratitude in the midst of grief isn't the most lasting form of attraction, and the show's decision to make most of Robin and Zatanna's moments together about Robin giving Zatanna emotional support send some disturbing messages about what Zatanna saw in Robin.