True Companions: Fan Fic

Examples of True Companions in Fan Fic.
  • A Crown Of Stars: The Avaloni troops left stranded on Earth quickly became this: Shinji, Asuka, Hikari, Touji, Kensuke, Misato, Kaji, Ching, Bir, TJ… develop this kind of comradeship throughout the war campaign.
  • Advice And Trust: Hoping getting her sync rates up, Gendo commands Rei spending more time with Shinji and Asuka. As a result of it, their bonds strengthened and they became true friends and siblings-in-arms. Hurt one of them and the remainder two will ensure that you REGRET it. Bardiel and Zeruel learnt this the hard way.
  • A Boy, a Girl and a Dog: The Leithian Script: In this The Silmarillion fanfic, Beren, Finrod and his ten companions are loyals unto death... literally. Even after dead they still look after each other. They would -and did- give up their lives to save each other and they would never think of betraying or abandoning one of them.
  • Doing It Right This Time: After surviving the Angel War, dying before being fifteen, outliving the end of the world and going back to the past Shinji, Asuka and Rei are trying to save their future. As a result of this they are bonding and their relationship becoming stronger.
  • Evangelion 303: The members of the "Evangelion" Squadron are slowly developing into a tight-knit group of soldiers who fight together and value each other through of love, friendship or rivalry.
  • In a very odd way, Alpha Brass and Twilight Sparkle from This Platinum Crown. He is legitimately incapable of feeling any emotions because he was so royally screwed up by Chrysalis, but during the Equestria's Strongest Couple duel it's shown that he does seem to care for her, if in a less romantic way than normal for this trope.
  • The pack in the ''Canisp'' series. None of them are related (except for a pair of sisters), but Meya and Canisp consistently refer to each other as "sisters". When one of the group makes a mistake that nearly kills them all and lands one of them with a broken leg and a concussion, they all stand up for him against the rest of the Wolves, insisting that it was an honest mistake and he learned from it—this in spite of the fact that one of the group spends most of her time glaring at him.
  • The Chance Encounter crew. Strange, dysfunctional and prone to good natured bickering, they have gone through hell for one of their friends.
  • The four in With Strings Attached, and also in real life, at least for a while. In Strings, they have to stick together, since they cannot trust anyone else.
  • The Malificent 11 from the Daria series God Save The Esteem will beat each other on an hourly basis, but Heaven help you if you look at (or near) any of them even slightly askew.
    • Also from Daria Fan Fic, The Alliance (a cadre of military cadets from the long-running fic Legion of Lawndale Heroes) was intentionally created to be this, in keeping with the academy's efforts to provide familial connections for the cadets.
  • The main group from Swing123 and garfieldodie's Calvinverse: though they're dysfunctional, they'll (mostly) always stick together.
  • Mortality has a veritable clan of True Companions, people who are drawn to Sherlock Holmes for friendship and for his own protection. Brother Mycroft, landlady Mrs. Hudson, Dr. Watson (naturally), his wife Mary, Wiggins of the Baker Street Irregulars, Inspector Lestrade and his own family... And this is only the core of the group - there are many more unnamed Irregulars and Yarders who would do anything for the Great Detective.
  • Another Sherlockian example is A Study in Regret, which has Inspector Lestrade, Mary Watson, Sherlock Holmes, and Marcel Bernier. Lestrade, Mary, and Marcel go through a lot to rescue Holmes, and Holmes, in return, is willing to go through a lot to protect Mary and her unborn child.
  • The Lucky Star fanfics Holiday Vacation and Lucky Star After Story portrays Mariko Aratani and Chiyoko Sakamoto, two of the original characters, as this. They've actually been best friends since the day they started kindergarten back in April of 1996.
  • Vocaloid fanon tends to portray the Vocaloids themselves as this. The Crypton Future Media ones (Meiko, Kaito, Miku Hatsune, Rin and Len Kagamine and Luka Megurine) are depicted as this the most, though.
  • The Left 4 Dead 2 fanfic Blind Mans Bluff portrays the Survivors as this. If you hurt one of them, then you should be prepared to regret the day you were born.
  • The Pony POV Series naturally has the Mane Cast (which grows to include Trixie and Fluttercruel), but also has the Cutie Mark Crusaders (which ends up including Spike and Silver Spoon) and Misfit Actual (Shining Armor's squad).
  • While NCIS pretty much covers this already in canon, the Doorstopper fanfic "Shards To a Whole" takes the trope Up to Eleven. While the emphasis remains on the developing relationship and marriage between Tim and Abby, much of the fic centers around how the team bonds into a true family. At one point, Abby designs a Team Gibbs Coat of Arms, while in more recent chapters Ducky and his new wife Penny (Tim's grandmother) sell the newly-retired Gibbs on their idea of purchasing a run-down estate to serve as a second home for the whole NCIS team, once the team get together to restore the mansion.
  • Rosario Vampire: Brightest Darkness: Even after they find their own boyfriends and move on from him, the various members of Tsukune's Unwanted Harem, as well as said boyfriends, remain close friends with Tsukune to the extent that, in Act III chapter 52, he openly states that he would gladly die for them and can't imagine living without them.
  • Nightblade: The main cast develop into this. Nick especially relies on this because these are the only people in the world he trusts and cares about.
  • Fanfic/Luffy'sRenewedAdventure: As in canon, we have Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, and Robin thus far, but in an effort to avoid having his crew overpowered by Marines again in the future, Luffy has actively tried to make his crew bigger this time.
    • Gin is the first new addition, after Luffy thrashes Krieg…and giving implications beforehand that his captain wasn’t all he claimed to be. Gin realizes this after he loses to Sanji, and at the end, when his resolve to return to the Grand Line is finalized, Luffy extends the invitation. He accepts.
    • Nojiko also decides to come along to see Nami see her dream through. Well, that and to make sure she’s safe after catching Luffy and Nami in a Lemon.
    • Yosaku and Johnny are given an invitation when the crew is en route to Arlong Park. They accept in the end.
    • Crosses over with Enemy Mine above; after a couple of brutally effective Curb-Stomp Battles, as well as learning that Baroque Works’ true intentions do not aspire towards an ideal nation, three of the officer agents join the crew: Miss Valentine in Whiskey Peak and Mr. 5 and Miss Goldenweek in Little Garden. At the end of the Alabasta arc, Mr. 5 reluctantly leaves the crew to seek his own dreams, but the other two become permanent members.
    • Vivi also elects to remain with the crew after hearing about Luffy’s past and the World Government’s atrocities towards everywhere that he had visited, understanding that her country is still in danger and she can’t do anything about it by staying behind.