A FanFic that picks up where a series, movie or book left off and carries on from that point. Frequently seen for television series or {{anime}} that were [[CutShort cancelled before they could complete their story arcs]], or which concluded with [[GainaxEnding deliberately ambiguous endings]], or [[AuthorExistenceFailure whose author died with the series still incomplete]]. Frequently written in order to provide a much more satisfactory ending than the one provided by the original writer(s). May also occur for a series that [[AndTheAdventureContinues lacks a distinctly defined ending]], though in that case it doesn't much matter whether a story is set during or after a series (unless it's so long after that the characters have significantly aged or otherwise changed).

The inevitable response to the human need to ask, "and then what happened?"

See also NextGenFic, which is set ''way'' after the series ended. FanSequel is a similar phenomenon, where the fans actually try to continue the series in its original format (or something close to it).

If a previously cancelled show actually continues, it is {{Uncanceled}}.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Continuations of ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** '' [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6969408/1/ In The End]]'' by [=V0ID=] starts seconds after the ending of ''Anime/CodeGeass''. It fills in some of the moments that went unexplored, and continues on to the chain of events following the last episode.
** Another series, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7148252/1/The_First_Servant The First Servant]]''by Firelord Zuko starts off a few years after the ending, mainly through the eyes of Nunnally's son and heir, [[OriginalCharacter Faramond vi Britannia,]] though it spans several more decades. The story itself also fleshes out the universe (including scenes set in the EU) as well as the fallout of Zero Requiem on the world stage. [[spoiler:All while Lelouch watches from the shadows.]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has several:
** The fanfic Fanfic/ApplesEqualsCyanideEqualsLight takes place shortly after the manga ending, following Light Yagami as a [[spoiler: Shinigami]], taking revenge against the task force and Near.
** The fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6128372/1/ Kira Is Justice]]'' is set four years after the series. (See its trope page [[FanFic/KiraIsJustice here]].)
** There is a similar fanfic to the above called ''FanFic/RyukReturns'', set five years after the series (which also inspired the above).
** And yet another one: ''FanFic/LifeAfterDeathNote''.
** ''[[http://wariodude128.deviantart.com/art/Death-Note-II-The-Hidden-Note-Chapter-1-336499723?ga_submit_new=10%253A1372988178&ga_type=edit&ga_changes=1 Death Note II: The Hidden Note]]'' is a sequel that takes place nineteen years after the original. Most of it happens in Ottawa, Ontario and averts CanadaEh. Page [[FanFic/DeathNoteIITheHiddenNote here]].
* ''[[http://www.mts.net/~kenwolfe/fanfic.html Earth]]'' by Ken Wolfe picks up at the end of the ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' {{OVA}}s and spins an epic tale that not only cleans up the few loose threads left by the series, but also accounts for ''all'' of the pastel drawings of "things that happen after" shown under the end credits for the last episode!
* Richard Lawson's ''[[http://www.sterman.org/ Thy Inward Love]]'' starts off at the irritating no-ending ending of the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga and provides a conclusion that is much more fulfilling to the reader.
* Likewise, Vincent Seifert's ''[[http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/seifertv/toth/ The Taming of the Horse]]''.
* ''FanFic/TheNeverendingRoad'' is an absolutely brilliant ''Manga/HikaruNoGo'' Fanfic that begins right where the manga abruptly ends.
* The number of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fanfics of this type is staggering -- and the release of its sequel series, ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', did nothing to slow it down; instead, authors have either focused on filling in the ten-year blank between series or moved even ''further'' ahead.
* Due to the ambiguous ending of the second ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' movie, when [[spoiler:Sakura finally tells Syaoran that she loves him, and the movie fades to black as Sakura jumps across a chasm created in the last (har de har har...) "fight scene" of the movie]], many fan authors felt the need to clarify what else happened. This has led to a number of continuation fics, many of which involve new cardcaptors (who may or may not be self-inserts) picking up where Sakura left off, and an incredibly popular obsession with Alternate Universe romance fics whose only basis of being part of the canon is that the guy is "Syaoran" and the girl is "Sakura", and they may or may not have friends or relatives with familiar names from the series.
* When the original ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' OVA series (actually two series of 6 episodes each, plus a special episode between them) ended in 1995, little had been resolved. While the first OVA was entirely workable as a standalone story, it was blatantly obvious that the second was intended to lead into something bigger. Various [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental material]] made this even more obvious. But it didn't happen, and two AlternateContinuity television spinoffs were produced instead. The second spinoff was pretty much a flop, and aside from a MagicalGirl [[AffectionateParody parody series]] and {{The Movie}}s that was pretty much the end of ''Tenchi Muyo''. Thus, assuming the story would never be completed, fanfic writers naturally took it upon themselves to make their own endings. The majority of Tenchi fanfics seem to have been {{Continuation}}s of the OVA storyline, while the remainder was filled mostly with similar fanfics for the first TV series (which had a non-ending in its own right). Then a decade after the franchise had seemingly died, a [[{{Revival}} third OVA series]] materialized. But it didn't really advance the story much anyway, aside from introducing several new characters; all the [[EarthShatteringKaboom major events]] [[ResetButtonEnding never really happened]]. Thus, {{Continuation}}s are still common, but their writers have to either set them after the non-events of the third OVA, or perhaps more frequently [[FanonDisContinuity just ignore it because it sucked]].
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' has spawned a number of fics based on what happened after the trio split up.
* ''Fanfic/ThawingPermafrost'' is a ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' fic set three years after the end of Season I, after the main cast has graduated from [[AllGhoulsSchool Yokai Academy]].
* ''Epilogue of Evangelion'' is a 700-page (non-hentai) {{Doujinshi}} following Shinji and Asuka's life after ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]''. It's also crammed with {{WAFF}} and of course [[spoiler: it ends with BabiesEverAfter]].
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'' continues the series changing the outcome of the FinalBattle against SEELE (due to a chain of events the Third Impact was averted). The story begins twelve years after, showing how the world and the characters have changed and what challenges they are facing while gradually showing how they got to that point.
* ''Fanfic/ScarTissue'': It is a DarkFic that starts out eight months after ''End of Evangelion'', following Shinji and Asuka while they repair their damaged relationship. Meanwhile, [[AfterTheEnd humanity is slowly returning and rebuilding their civilization]], and Seele has also returned and is plotting another attack against the remnants of Nerv.
* The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' fanfiction ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5455943/1/Magical_Girl_Lyrical_Nanoha_Crisis MGLN Crisis]]'' here is set one year after the third anime season. See its trope page [[Fanfic/MGLNCrisis here]].
* The FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy returns the reader to the world of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', beginning almost three years after the Promised Day and concluding roughly five years farther on.
* ''FanFic/{{Rebellion}}'' definitely seems to pick up right after the last episode of the Anime for ''Chobits''.
* A lot of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfics take place after the events of the manga ended; not quite NextGenFic for some. ''Fanfic/WhiteRain'' is a very good example.
* ''[[FanFic/StarsAbove Stars Above]]'' takes place around two years after the events of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''... [[spoiler:[[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong two years from Homura's perspective, anyway.]] The bulk of the story takes place in 2007, four years ''before'' Madoka.]]
* ''[[Fanfic/BlackRockShooterStarsThroughDarkness Stars Through Darkness]]'' by Kurisaki-sempai on FFN takes off after the OVA ending of ''Anime/BlackRockShooter''. It comes with its own origins for the Other Selves, starts with the end of the world, and puts everyone on the can be killed list.
* Several ''Anime/BloodPlus'' fics that continue where the anime left off center around such things as the Queens' hibernation theory and Saya awakening to live a peaceful life, among other things.
* ''FanFic/JustAnUnorthodoxThief'' is a continuation fic for the ''Franchise/LupinIII'' universe, although primarily being a continuation of the ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' animé, with references to other parts of the franchise.
* ''FanFic/CoolerRising'' falls into this for {{Anime/Dragon Ball Z}}. It's set after the battle with Buu, going off some off-hand comments made in one chapter. It's also a continuation of the movies in which Cooler starred, obviously.
* * The ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' and ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' crossover fanfic ''Fanfic/SeinenKakumeiUtena'' has its story beginning ten years after the Duel called Revolution, and several weeks after the Fate Train Transfer.
* Since the ending of ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'' left a lot of time and loopholes opened, the fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9986764/9/The-Return The Return]]'' picks up after the last battle and fixes what many fans consider a bitter ending.[[spoiler: Haruto's father has H-Neun, now a prisoner of the Magius and under their control, steal his corpse to extract the Runes and resurrect him.]]
* ''Fanfic/BeyondTheWindingRoad'' covers the events after the main body of the story in ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', beginning just before the events of the epilogue and continuing afterwards. It's mainly a SliceOfLife story about how the characters deal with the remains of their past lives.
* ''Fanfic/BetrayMeNot'' takes place starting from the last few scenes of ''Anime/{{Gungrave}}''. It is an attempt to resolve the anime's AmbiguousEnding, [[spoiler:in which Brandon/Grave isn't truly revealed to be dead or alive]]. It centers on the consequences of Brandon's actions in the last episode [[spoiler:and how he reconciles with Millennion and Mika, whom he has betrayed by hurting their agents to protect [[ChildhoodFriends Harry]]]].
* The ''Fanfic/TheLegacyOfTheCursedMaskSeries'' (save for the prequel) serve as this to the ''Manga/Inuyasha'' game, ''VideoGame/InuYashaTheSecretOfTheCursedMask'', focusing on Michiru (the "male" PlayerCharacter) at first, though his sister Kaname (the "female" PlayerCharacter) soon joins in before they journey to the Feudal Era with [=InuYasha=] and the others.
* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'' is an implicit one for ''Manga/SoulEater''. It begins after the battle against Arachnophobia, which went primarily like in the anime. Focusing on the divergence point between the anime and the manga, the fic prides itself on combining the events of each medium in the most comprehensive but logical way, and keeps on going from there, alluding to a possible future encounter with Arachnophobia.
* ''Fanfic/CrossAngeFutatsuSekaiNoBorder'' is an Italian fanfic that continues the events of ''Anime/CrossAnge'', including a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture moment where [[spoiler:Mana has regain their power again and are wrecking havoc on True Earth.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Fanfic/TintinAndAlphArtYvesRodier'' is a completed version of ''Tintin and Alph-Art'', the last story in the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' series, which was left incomplete at the time of Creator/{{Herge}}'s death in 1983.


* ''Fanfic/TangledAdventuresInArendelle'' actually counts as a continuation for two movies, ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. It starts after the wedding in ''Tangled Ever After'', dives into the reasoning and the influence of Rapunzel and Eugene's cameo in ''Frozen'', and then continues the ''Frozen'' story with ''Tangled'' characters as part of their story.
* ''VideoGame/BrutalMario'' has one known as ''The Middle Path ROM.''


* The film ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' was of variable popularity with fans of the [[Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen graphic novel]], but among those who enjoyed it, there developed a large number of 'what happened next' stories. Most of these involve adding characters to the League with powers that weren't already part of the cadre, such as werewolves or psychics. At least [[FanFic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain one series]], however, subverted the tendency by saddling the League with an individual completely lacking in supernatural bilities.
* A rather sizable supply of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fiction focuses on what happens ''afterward''. An unsurprisingly large amount of it is Tai Lung fixfic.
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' has many minor continuation fics, but the [[Roleplay/WALLEForumRoleplay WALL•E Forum Role Play]] really stands out.
* Even though a sequel to Film/TheDarkKnight was already in the works, a fanfic sequel was already written [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6072813/1/The_Caped_Crusader_A_Sequel_to_the_Dark_Knight here]]. Of course, considering Heath Ledger is no longer with us and both Nolan and Bale have gone on record to say that no one will reprise the role of Joker, this fic will continue to utilize this trope.
* Pretty much every ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' fanfic is this, even before the [[Manga/ReturnToLabyrinth official sequel]] came out. Numerous examples double as [[FixFic fixfics]] where Sarah "was too young to understand what Jareth was offering her and regretted her decision".
** Continuing with Music/DavidBowie films: There aren't near so many of them, but there's a good chance a fanfic for ''TheManWhoFellToEarth'' will take the story beyond the DownerEnding in some way; canonically [[spoiler: Newton, for all he's lost, is still alive, wealthy, aging slowly, and single]], so...
* ''WebAnimation/GuestFromTheFuture2'' is set a few years after ''Series/GuestFromTheFuture''.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6878684/1/The_Fall_of_San_Francisco The Fall of San Francisco]]''is a ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' fic that picks up some forty years later, with Tuco as a rich old man living in San Francisco during the quake of 1906.
* Although it was deliberately obscured in the promotional material issued before its release, Creator/TimBurton's 2010 version of ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' was actually a Continuation of the original books in the grand fanfic tradition.
* A number of fan-made continuations exist attempting to pick up on the ambiguous ending of John Carpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982''. A notable example is ''FanFic/UnfinishedBusiness'', which attempts to connect both the 1982 film and [[Film/TheThing2011 the prequel]], and opts for a more optimistic tone despite the dark nature of the stories it was based on. Other fanfics have often gone for much bleaker approaches, often having one (or both) the survivors (usually [[spoiler: Childs]]) turning out or implied to be infected.
* About 75% of ''Film/{{Tron}}'' fanfic deals with the aftermath of ''Film/TronLegacy.''
* The fanfic by fellow troper ''Tropers/{{sparx13}}'', [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10207716/1/Lost-the-Last-Place-I-Could-Stand Lost the Last Place I Could Stand]] provides an end to the story of The Operative from ''Film/{{Serenity}}''.
* [[FanficRecs/{{Frozen}} Many fanfics]] for ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' will either explore the events of the film from an alternate perspective, or will describe the events happening after the end of the movie once Elsa has her powers under control.
* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'':
** ''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}'' is set a little after the film's epilogue, though it touches on a few different themes than the film is following.
** There are a good number of fics that directly talk about how the emotions deal with arrival of [[spoiler: the Puberty Alarm]] at the end of the film.
** ''Fanfic/TheDreamMustGoOn'' is set after the larger events of the film (but before the epilogue), and it gives ADayInTheLimelight for the emotion Sadness, as well as focusing on the repercussions of the emotions helping Riley [[spoiler: on the route to healing after she tried to run away in the movie.]] It also focuses on a variety of characters mentioned in the movie such as Rainbow Unicorn and the Mind Workers from Dream Productions.
* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' has ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', in which the Horned King is resurrected not long after his death and half-forced on a pervading RedemptionQuest.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' has several examples, like ''Fanfic/OldWest''.

* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', which ended with ramming the Blade Ship into the One. Apparently [[RammingAlwaysWorks Ramming Doesn't Always Work]] for some readers.
* The epic poem ''Literature/TheAeneid'' ends with Aeneas killing his nemesis. Many felt that the ending was incomplete, and [[OlderThanSteam in the 15th century]], an Italian poet named Maffeo Vegio wrote a continuation for it, which was widely printed in later editions. ''The Aeneid'', of course, follows the adventures of a minor character from ''Literature/TheIliad'' sometime after the fall of Troy. It could be considered a continuation fic itself.
* One of the primary reasons Cervantes wrote Part II of ''Literature/DonQuixote'' was that so many people wrote Continuations of the original that were, in his opinion, CompletelyMissingThePoint of said original.
** Likewise for Arthur Conan Doyle's reluctant continuation of his ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' stories. Had most of Victorian Britain not started writing godawful fanfiction to [[FixFic try and resurrect Holmes]], Doyle would have been content to leave a character he'd grown to despise dead at the foot of Reichenbach Falls.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': It's a fairly popular genre in the ficdom now, either with those who support the canon pairings or those who, well, [[FixFic don't]].
** Weirdly, there are those who accept the Epilogue rather than label it as [[FanonDiscontinuity non-canon]], while still writing fics where their [[{{Shipping}} preferred couple]] get together. This leads to bizarre results where Harry decides after twenty years he doesn't really love Ginny after all, and spontaneously gets together with Hermione, who has likewise realised the magic's gone out of her marriage with Ron. Ultimately everyone's okay with it and it's all happy families and BabiesEverAfter. In other cases it turns out that [[RonTheDeathEater Ginny was dosing Harry with love potion and Ron is a violent rapist]], and the two find comfort in each other's arms. [[DieForOurShip Usually there is some retaliation]].
* After John Polidori's vampire tale "Literature/TheVampyre" was adapted into a French stage play by Charles Nodier,[[note]][[http://www.munseys.com/diskone/vampnod.pdf English translation/adaptation here]][[/note]] an unauthorized sequel novel by Cyprien Bérard, ''[[http://books.google.com/books?id=XqcGAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Lord Ruthwen ou les Vampires]]'' (1820), was attributed to Nodier.
* Prior to the prequels, most of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse was a continuation from the original trilogy.
* This is an oft-used format for fanfics in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' universe, since Creator/CSLewis left lots of large gaps in the storyline. Probably the most common kind are Golden Age fics, set sometime after the Pevensies' coronation in ''The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe''. Also popular are fics centering around Susan after the end of ''The Last Battle'', fics set in Aslan’s Country after the same (usually to settle any {{UST}} the fanfic author felt was present in the original books), and romance fics that detail how Cor and Aravis end up together after the end of ''The Horse and His Boy''.
** One example that has its own page on the site is ''FanFic/TheFledglingYear''.
* ''Fanfic/TheNorthRemembers'', which takes place after the events of ''Literature/AFeastForCrows'' and ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons''. It focuses where it left off with all of the previous POV characters, along with some new ones who are [[AscendedExtra Ascended Extras]], namely Sandor Clegane, Val, Edmure Tully, Jeyne Westerling, etc.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* When ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ended, countless virtual series popped up in its wake. The majority of these took the Scooby Gang to the Cleveland Hellmouth. These were, ironically, Jossed by the new season of Angel and the new season of Buffy, in comic form. These tend to phase out characters who are disliked or a challenge to write dialogue for. The absence of such characters are usually [[HandWave explained away]] as them having left to fight demons elsewhere; if they appear at all, it's only in phone calls where their end of the conversation isn't heard.
** The site [[http://www.mzp-tv.co.uk/virtual-mutant/shows.html Virtual Mutant]] takes this to an extreme. Beyond giving both ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' two additional seasons and a feature film adaptation each (all their stuff is written in [[ScriptFic screenplay form]]), it has a total of six additional spinoff series, and eventually grew into a [[Website/MZPtv site for dozens of fanfic and original virtual series]]. Furthermore, the site runners have identified specific actors to play the new characters -- particularly important for the spinoffs, where most of the characters never appeared in the original canon series. One could imagine that Virtual Mutant series were produced in an alternate reality where Mutant Enemy became a network in its own right.
** ''[[http://www.ats-nolimits.com/ Angel the Series: No Limits]]'', also has a full sixth season. There were [[WhatCouldHaveBeen plans for]] an additional season and possibly some DVD extras for season 6 as well as a few movies.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' got two more seasons on charmed-net.de. While the site has been closed after 10 years all [[ScriptFic scripts]] are [[http://www.charmed-net.de/season9.htm/ still]] [[http://www.charmed-net.de/season10.htm/ available]]. Surprisingly it takes the not so popular PostScriptSeason and turns it into something really enjoyable.
* The folks at stillflying.net took a rather unique approach, continuing from the end of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' in which the remainder of the first season and the first half of the second is a buildup to the events of the film ''Serenity'', and the second half of season two is the events of that film with much more room to dig into the characters and flesh out the story. They also plan to continue into season three.
* The ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' is a continuation of the series set after the end of ''Serenity'', though it is partially alternate universe, in that [[spoiler: [[BetterThanCanon all the heroes survived the film's events]]]].
** Post-Miranda fic is very common in the ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' fandom nowadays.
* Almost every single fanfic for ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' released since its cancellation has been a continuation, with most opting for a FixFic approach with John getting together with Cameron.
* Several ''JAG'' fanfics take place after the series finale, including ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2398984/1/Life_for_a_Life Life for a Life]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2740349/1/The_Cabal The Cabal]]'', and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2976062/1/Face_on_the_Milk_Carton Face On the Milk Carton]]''.
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'' got two fanfic virtual continuations: ''FanFic/FK4'', a ScriptFic series which {{retcon}}ned the DownerEnding, and ''[[http://www.fkfanfic.com/v4s/index.htm V4S]]'', a prose series that took the ending as canon and continued in a darker vein.
* ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'' has one in the fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Reality}}.'' In fact the website Kingdoms Press maintains a whole slew of fanfics, many of which are a {{Continuation}} and, while varying in quality, mostly rather good. Surprisingly few of them involve MarySue [[SelfInsertFic OCs]], and even when such characters appear and heroically save the day, the writer usually preserves the OfficialCouple of Virginia and Wolf; if new romance enters the story at all it's either by finding a LoveInterest for Wendell or Tony, or providing one for said OC.
* "Post-Gauda Prime" has been a ''Series/BlakesSeven'' staple for 30 years now. Surprisingly, WordOfGod has it that [[WhatMightHaveBeen this could have been canon]] if the BBC had decided to renew the show - anyone who wanted to do Series E would have survived. Fanon holds that one character probably survived, and Paul Darrow has been involved with a number of stories set after the finale, making his survival canon (or close as). Fanfic also (unsurprisingly) reveal [[spoiler:Blake]] isn't really dead, too.
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8619924/1/Epistolary-The-50-Years-Before-We-Were-Born "Epistolary: The 50 Years Before We Were Born"]] is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' fic centering on the lives of Amy and Rory after "The Angels Take Manhattan". The story is written in epistolary form, as the title suggests, as Amy contacts Bracewell (from "Victory of the Daleks") and renews their friendship as he agrees to collect Amy and Rory's diaries and letters to present to the Doctor so they can share their lives with him, even if they never see him again. River Song appears intermittently, [[spoiler: as does Jack Harkness, whom Rory meets when he's drafted into the Army and fights on the European Front during World War II.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''FanFic/LegacyOfKainDivusSaga'' is an entire series of fics that continue the story that was LeftHanging after ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Defiance''.
* An entire genre is popping up in Mass Effect to have these most of the time either focusing on either [[spoiler: the squad dealing with Shepard's death or [[FixFic bringing Shepard back in some way.]]]]
** It's also become fanon among Shepard/Liara shippers that at the end of the third game Liara is pregnant with Shepard's child, which is a common focus of the fics.
* ''Fanfic/GoNotGently'' continues the story of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' so deftly, and with such thematic follow-through, that you'd wish it ''was'' canon if it wasn't [[{{Tragedy}} so sad]].
* Several fan fictions based off of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' focus on after Lucas [[spoiler:has pulled the last needle and awakens the Dark Dragon]]. Most of these relate to the main cast [[spoiler:adjusting to the new world that has been created]] while others touch on the characters' relationship(s) with each other, such as Kumatora's friendship/relationship with Lucas or Duster. A couple have involved [[spoiler:Claus actually surviving the end of the world]].
** There are also a few that take place between ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' and ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' in which either [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Pokey/Porky]] returns to cause trouble or Giygas is revived. Even fewer take place between ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} EarthBound Zero]]'' and ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' to explain what happens between that small time period between those games.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3644750/1/Ocarina_of_Time_II_Parallel_Symphony Parallel Symphony]] is one of many fanfics that pick up after ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', in this case telling the tale of [[spoiler: the young Link who was sent back to the past]].
* Also in the universe of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' is FanFic/TheLegacyOfHyrule, which picks up with the sages, three years after the end of the battle with Ganondorf.
* ''FanFic/{{Repairs}}'' is but one of many ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' post-Fusion fanfictions. There's hundreds of the damn things!
* ''FanFic/TelltalesGameOfThronesSeasonTwoAU'' follows the remaining members of House Forrester after the climactic battle of Ironrath against House Whitehill.
* ''FanFic/TheCountsWorld'' is a ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' fanfiction series that picks up after the game ends and continues in the style of a Saturday Morning cartoon. It explains away some of the ending [[spoiler: such as Tippi returning to being Timpani and the player defeating Dimentio, as both of them appear as main characters]]. Rather than existing for the purpose of tackling unanswered questions or elaborating on the story, it mainly focuses on the characters trying to make the world a better place, getting into odd situations along the way.
* ''Fanfic/IryaSheenAceAttorney'' is made as a continuation of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series.
* ''Fanfic/TwoStep'' is a ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' fanfic that takes place after the ending to the sequel.
* ''Fanfic/TwistedFates'' takes place a year after ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', and deals with Sissel trying to take on a SerialKiller
* Thanks to the extensive modding community surrounding ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', continuation fics don't just exist as stories or scripts, but as playable episodes that a player can import their hero into and experience. Creator/BioWare even held a contest to create a somewhat official interquel between Shadows and Hordes.
* ''Fanfic/WeekendAtHisaos'' is a excellently-written story about [[VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo Shizune and Hisao's relationship]] after they leave Yamaku Academy. Many fans feel it's even BetterThanCanon due to the MaybeEverAfter tone of Shizune's route in ''Katawa Shoujo''.
** Similarly, ''Fanfic/Sisterhood'' tackles the period immediately after Hanako's GoldenEnding. It provides a huge amount of added character development for Hanako and Lilly, and it feels like a natural extension of the route.
* ''FanFic/TheCameraLovesYou'' and its sequel ''The Dreaming'' pick up where the ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' reboot left off, using the plot of the original ''Tomb Raider'' as a basis for its storyline. The events on Yamatai have left Lara and Sam traumatized, famous and uncertain of the extent of their feelings towards one another.
* The first of the trilogy comprising ''FanFic/PokemonMysteryDungeonHopeandFaithSaga'' begins two years after the post-credits ending of ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'' [[spoiler: and the third incorporates VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity]]. A new fiend appears in the Pokémon world, and it's the job of Team Space-Time to put a stop to it.
* ''FanFic/FireEmblemFatesAftermath'' takes place just after the ''Revelation'' path of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', and focuses on the rebuilding and Valla and the cultural and political consequences thereof.

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* The Gargoyles Saga, which picked up where the series ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' left off.
* The ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfic community really blossomed into an all-out industry when the GrandFinale aired, with hundreds of stories picking up right after the junior prom, many very conscious attempts to be as OriginalFlavor as possible. Then the series was {{Uncanceled}}, and the vast bulk of those stories were contradicted by season 4. Now, after the new GrandFinale, it's all stating over again with a new crop of continuations, heading off to the college years and beyond.
* After the finale, many ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fics were written about the fate of Azula after her VillainousBreakdown, and Zuko's quest to find his mother. ''[[Comicbook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise The Promise]]'' and ''[[Comicbook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSearch The Search]]'', unfortunately, {{Jossed}} most of it. Now that the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is complete, most continuations try to find a way to fill the gap between the comics and the beginning of ''Korra'', since most of the details of this time period in canon are left [[ShrugOfGod deliberately]] [[CanonFodder vague]].
** ''Fanfic/AzulaTrilogy'', intended as both canon compliant and OriginalFlavor (albeit somewhat darker because, well, ''Azula'') picks up all these threads, especially [[CaptainObvious Azula's]].
** ''Fanfic/AvatarTheLastAirbenderBook4Aftermath'' [[{{Retcon}} ignores the graphic novels]] and the series resolves what happened to Azula after her insanity in "Sozin's Comet" [[spoiler: (she was sent to a mental hospital in order to recover and redeem herself)]], plus what happened to Ursa after her father-in-law's death. [[spoiler: She was exiled to Hira'a after taking the blame for the death of Ozai's father, which was actually caused by Ozai himself.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has its own fair share of continuation fanfiction, stemming from the finale's strong sense that [[AndTheAdventureContinues Korra and her friends still have a lot ahead of them]], as well as the [[WordOfGay confirmation]] that [[spoiler:Korra and Asami]] became a couple. Lots of stories continue right where the series left off, with [[spoiler: Korra and Asami's vacation in the spirit world]]. Although, since the announcement that ''Korra'' is getting an official ComicBookAdaptation, it's probable a lot of fics will meet [[{{Jossed}} the same fate]] as their ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Last Airbender]]'' predecessors.
* There is a series of photocomics depicting events after the conversion of Cybertron at the end of ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''. The series begins with a story entitled "Obsidian's Lament", which picks up with Vehicon generals Obsidian and Strika where the series left them, in orbit around Cybertron. From there it explores the effects of the reformatting on Cybertron and the population.
* The [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series is a continuation of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' cartoon, which had no defined finale. It skips ahead a few years to Lydia's senior year of high school and goes on from there.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' also has quite a lot of this, jumping off from two timelines to make it even more complicated; usually it involves mishaps in Time and Space. Oddly enough, ''DP'' didn't leave any threads dangling and left very little to say "what then?" about. Which is probably a major contributor as to why the finale is so hated and people prefer to add on their own endings.
** What about [[DatingCatwoman Valerie Grey]]? In the episode before ''WesternAnimation/PhantomPlanet'', she discovered that Vlad Plasmius and Vlad Masters were the same person, and vowed revenge as she flew away. Then she gets little more than a cameo in ''Phantom Planet'', and seems to have nothing to say about the revelation that Fenton and Phantom are one-and-the-same. FanficFuel, anyone?
** Not to mention [[OppositeSexClone Dani]] [[DistaffCounterpart Phantom]]...
** One such fanfic that explores this is the ''Fanfic/FacingTheFutureSeries'', although it starts off pretty radically different following the finale.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' has a large selection of "Season 5" stories on Fanfiction.Net.
* Depending on how long it takes for a ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaWorldTour'' postseason special to air, assuming it airs at all, we're going to be in for a lot of fanfics that cover the events of a final aftermath special. Which will all eventually be {{Jossed}} by the real special.
* The ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fanfic novellas written by Zarius continue the adventures of [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the Fred Wolf animated series]] Turtles. For added measure, they are said to place after the 2009 crossover movie''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'', with the author even coming up with a HandWave explanation for the classic Turtles odd behaviour in the movie
* Most ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' fanfic is set after the series, and sometimes gets called "second season," especially if it's close to OriginalFlavor.
* ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' has currently two so far:
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5626292/1 Re: Yin Yang Who? or Yin Yang Yo Forever]]'' takes a sudden turn where the SeriesFinale ends on a sour note in the first chapter and begins going downhill from here slowly.
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6470403/1/ Yin, Yang, Yo Momma]]'' has a mild taste of Zuko concerning the rabbits' [[DisappearedDad missing mom]]; unlike the previous one above, it's now completed.
* Since ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' was CutShort after its second season in the middle of its plot ([[UnCancelled Initially]]), many fic writers have tried to write up what could come next.
** One notable example is ''Fanfic/YoungJusticeDarknessFalls'', which picks up right after the show ended (to the hour), and then follows the team over the course of the next year, watching them puzzle out and deal with the problem of [[spoiler: Darkseid.]]
*** Following that fic is Fanfic/YoungJusticeTitans. It uses Beast Boy's lore from [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans that other show]] more, though with its own twists since it is in the YJ universe.
* Due to the BittersweetEnding TheSpectacularSpiderMan ended on, it has a plethora of continuation fics. Most notable is Fanfic/FightingCrimeSpinningWebs.
* ''Fanfic/TheRoadToShalka'' by Soldeed begins as a prequel to ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'', but later goes on and describes what happened after Alison became a companion.