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An unofficial listing of all works in excess of 800,000 words (as of 6 June 2019) can be found here.

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    Over 2,000, 000 words (single) 
  • On 17th June 2017, Ambience: A Fleet Symphony reached 4,061,145 words, replacing The Subspace Emissary's Worlds Conquest as Fan Fiction Dot Net's longest ongoing fanfiction, and as of 27th August 2018, it is sitting at an even longer 4,506,009 words long. Having been first published on 8th May 2014, it was at one point the fastest-growing fanfiction on the site, with the author consistently putting out chapters near or exceeding 10,000 words every other day between the start of 2016 and mid-2017.
  • The Subspace Emissary's Worlds Conquest was for many years the longest (non-troll) fanfiction on the Fan Fiction Dot Net site, and as of 12 June 2018 contains 221 chapters consisting of 4,102,217 words. Yes, you read that right. And it's not even finished - the author has been updating this fic since March of 2008, and is hoping to make it 400 chapters. The most recent chapters are roughly 40,000 words each. That's enough for them to qualify as novels on their own, at least according to The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's criteria.
  • Everything Changes, a Formula 1 Real-Person Fic, is currently the longest work on Archive of our Own, at nearly 4 million words, and it's still being updated.
  • Hugs and Kisses is a fanfic featuring Chris Jericho and Stephanie McMahon... which on 1 April 2014 quietly sneaked past Worlds Conquest when its 441st chapter took it to 3,593,793 words, making it the longest story on It held that title for about two months before Worlds Conquest exited its hiatus. As of chapter 503 it sits at 3,865,990 words, though updates seem to have stopped. The earlier part Hugs and Kisses: The Beginning is also over a million words, with the two combined totalling just over 4.9 million.
  • CCW: Character Championship Wrestling is the longest Gen Fic on Archive of Our Own. As of its last update on 4 December 2017 it is 229 chapters and 3,817,471 words long.
  • The Mass Effect fanfic, Spirit Of Redemption has a grand total of 3,404,854 words in 162 chapters. And by the way, it's all original plot and mostly all Original Characters. There are a few other stories out there that are longer than this, but what really makes Spirit of Redemption stand out is that it was written in only 21 months whereas the other stories that break 3 million words have been ongoing for years. It's also the longest completed fanfic. The writer, Myetel, once had a job writing technical manuals for NASA. Perhaps that explains it...
  • These Black Eyes in the Teen Titans section is over 2.5 million words, 272 chapters. Depending on how much of Arc III has been lost, it may have been over 3 million in its full version.
  • Ah! My Goddess fanfic Trial By Tenderness sits at just over 2.2 million words as of December 2014 — at Harry Potter word-per-page rates, that's around 7,000 pages, and over three times the length of Atlas Shrugged. The author doesn't seem to be planning on stopping anytime soon, either.
  • The Chase clocks in at over 2,000,000 words (contained within over 800 chapters) as of January 2016.
  • Shards To a Whole an NCIS fanfic centering around McGee and Abby but extended to show Team Gibbs evolving into The Gibbs Family. On 12/23/2017 the story was marked as complete with a word count of 2,965,445, spread over 609 chapters. Not counting Shards, an Alternate Universe story currently at 140 chapters an over 650 thousand words and counting; "Shards" picks up after chapter 290 of "StaW", and is being written by Keryl Raist for those who want to follow the plot beats of her main story without dealing with a primary plotline of her later chapters in "StaW", in which Tim and Abby McGee and Jimmy and Breena Palmer enter into a long-term four-way romantic relationship.
  • Brave New World currently stands at 2,404,050 words.
  • Diaries of a Madman, which as of April 2019, is over 2.732 million words, holding the title of the longest fic on FIMFiction, with no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
  • A Certain Unknown Level 0 has reached 2,701,790 words as of 14 September 2019, and is by far the longest A Certain Magical Index fanfiction on Spread over 153 chapters, it boasts an average count of more than 17,500 words per chapter.
    • Chapters in recent arcs rarely contain fewer than 20,000 words (and more than 30,000 on occasion), which is down in part to the author writing responses to all those who leave comments (some of them very detailed).
    • The infamously lengthy Uiharu Kazari arc alone has over 1 million words.
  • Smash Life is chasing onto The Subspace Emissary's Worlds Conquest as the second longest piece of Super Smash Bros. fanfiction online. As of September 2019, it currently sits with 2,550,574 words and counting, with weekly updates going on to this very day. For those who are curious: It's a documentary-style semi-reality show that deals with the life of the brawlers inside the Smash Mansion.
    Over 2,000, 000 words (series) 
  • Lightning on the Wave's Alternate Universe Harry Potter epic known as the Arc Of Sacrifices. It's posted as 7 separate stories (mirroring the 7-book format of the HP series), so the site doesn't record the full tale's word count. This is really too bad, since it clocks in at just over 3 million words. Surprisingly enough (for a fanfic), it's actually a complete story. The author wrote it between September '05 and Jan '07, posting an average of 6400 words per day.
  • Undocumented Features clocks in at (as of early November 2008) approximately 20 megabytes of pure ASCII text. That's 3.5 million words long. Which actually makes it longer than the Sacrifices Arc.
  • Latias' Journey, weights in at 1,237,300 words. Combining it with its sequel Brave New World, already mentioned above, results in a length of over 3.5 million words.
  • The Infinite Loops as a whole falls under this, thanks to having multiple authors writing for different franchises in the universes setting and having others still contributing snips to them as well. As of putting this here, just the Friendship is Magic branch of the loops has gone for 198 chapters and 2,042,068 words. In total, the loops ranks in at +400 chapters and +5,000,000 words. It's gotten to the point where the trope page has sub-pages for any compilation with more then 20 chapters; The MLP Loops obviously enough, The Pokémon Loops, The RWBY Loops, The Winx Club Loops...
  • A Katekyō Hitman Reborn! fanfic series Flames and Family by madashes2ashes is made up of four complete stories and the fifth is still ongoing. Part IV in particular contains 2,225,275 words in 161 chapters, putting it in's top 10 longest individual stories. In total, the word count for the fics goes over 3.5 million words.
  • Tales of The Cosmic War is a story that has three parts with a total of around 200 chapters (parts as in stories) the first one has around 1,100,000 words, the third was finished with 2,411,720 words on its own. In total, the trilogy spans 4,470,278 words.
  • The 10 core stories of BlackRoseRaven's fusion of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Norse Mythology referred to as the Blooming Moon Chronicles or the 99 Worlds Saga total 4,441,432 words. That doesn't even count the various sequels or side stories (most of the author's other entries tie in to The ’Verse).
  • The Austraeoh series. While each story has 200 chapters, they are very short, usually no more than one or two thousand words. Still, as of July 2017, the entire nonology clocks in at above 3,300,000 words so far, and the author is planning on several more parts.
  • The second story of the Digimon series, A Sticky Situation, is called Secret of the 327th and crosses over with Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Upon completion, it turned out to be 220 chapters and 2,291,357 words. The third part sits at well over 840,000 as of August 2015. And the fourth sits at over 600,000.
  • The Pony POV Series. Altogether, the completed seasons and side-stories total 2,176,431 words.note  Imagine a binding of that.
    • The actual seasons can qualify. For a while, they hovered over 80,000 words, with Seasons 3 and 5 both breaking 100,000... then came Season 6. The Dark World/Shining Armor arc was a massive 825,116 word monster. Since then, seasons seem to hit this trend, with Season 5.5/6.5 hitting 174,056 words, Season 7 ending at 523,208 words, and the uncompleted Season 8 currently just north of 400,000 words.
    • Pinkie Pie's Fourth-Wall Variety Show, a non canon Pony POV series, had all its episode collected together on FIMFiction. The end result was another 423,287 words on top of everything else.
  • As of November 2016, all the works (including non-canon) in the Poké Wars added up to a total of 4,813,057 words.
  • The same creator of Soul Chess brought us Fairy Without Wings. While Soul Chess did not break 2,000,000 words (see below) this one did and is still ongoing.
  • Adopted Displaced series: As of January 1, 2017, the thirteen completed stories alone total 1,127,027 words. The series later passed the 2 million mark on May 19, 2017, with sixteen completed stories (1,531,578 words between them, with the four ongoing fics making up the difference). On top of that, the author's adding another 8,000 minimum every week. And there are more stories to come.

    Over 1,000, 000 words (single) 
  • Max Landis' Super Mario World is a 436-page movie script that would be 7 hours long if it were made, with almost every Mario character having a supporting role, character arcs, and being name-dropped at least once.
  • Taylor Varga, a crossover between Literature/Worm and an obscure anime Luna Varga clocks in at 1.5 million words, and is still going strong as of November 2017.
  • Another Worm Fanfic, Mauling Snarks clocks at 1.2 million words as of June 2019.
  • Yet Again with a little extra help reached 1,262,281 words at its completion after approximately three years of work. This is all before the Time Skip in Naruto, incidentally, and the story continues in a sequel for Post Time-Skip.
    • Third Fang has put up roughly 1,200,000 words in a period of 900, that is 1300 words per day, everyday. this time figure does not remove the time taken up buy revisions or time spent doing other tiresome things like sleeping and eating.
  • At over 1,080,000 and still ongoing as of 2015 Drifting is currently the second longest Naruto story on Fan Fiction Dot Net.
  • God Slaying Blade Works— A crossover piece between a Fate/stay night/Campione! crossover written by Marcus Galen Sands, where Shirou and Illya survive the Normal ending of The Heaven's Feel route via Dimension hopping and God magic.
  • Prince Of The Dark Kingdom: At 142 chapters and 1,181,731 words certainly qualifies. A Harry Potter fic.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Forever, which lives up to its name; it's a whopping 321 chapters, 937,873 words, long. It also has a sequel, Yu-Gi-Oh Eternal, which is 70 chapters, 451,622 words, long.
  • The Halo fanfiction The Life is 230 chapters long, with 1,622,859 words in total. Word of God originally stated that the story would end at over twice its then-current length back when it was 550,000 words; it ended up being nearly triple that. As of August 2016, it remains the longest story in the Halo archive.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! fanfic Skin, as of March 2014, has passed 1.8 million words.
  • Soul Chess is complete at 208 chapters and over 1,700,000 words.
  • The The New trials of Card Captor Sakura and friends, a Cardcaptor Sakura fiction that has almost 2 million words, featuring the entire returning casts of CCS as well as hundreds of original characters introduced in the story. The story features Sakura and Syaoran as they attempt to seal the dark forces as well learning more about their parents past while striving to understand the future for them and their friends.
  • Unequally Rational and Emotional certainly isn't short in the Negima section, at 1,221,218 words as of chapter 48.
  • RockmanEXE: The College Years comes in at over 1,000,000 words in 280 chapters. It's about three times longer than any other single fic in the Megaman category.
  • As of May, 2018 Eroninja clocks in at 90 chapters and slightly over 1,950,000 words. The side-story Eroninja: The Limelight adds over another 100,000. Both stories are still going strong and the author intends to write at least two sequels.
  • The Recursive Fanfiction Fallout: Equestria - Project Horizons has passed the original Fallout Equestria, has been completed with over 1.7 million words. Unlike plenty of other long fanfics, it's not due to Padding; both this story and the original have editors and are regarded as good quality works.
  • Ashes of the Past, a Pokémon anime fanfiction, clocks in at 1,869,563 words and still ongoing as of January 2019.
  • While the Blooming Moon Chronicles are a doorstopper as a whole, two stories from the series deserve special mention: Glory Be, with 1,039,124 words, and Hecate's Orphanage, with 1,149,615. (It should be noted that these wordcounts are taken from the version published on Fimfiction.Net. The publications have a few thousand words extra.)
  • Starlight Over Detrot (as of January 2017) clocks in at 103 chapters and over 1,019,952 words, and is 28 chapters into its third (and possibly final) act.
  • Silver Glow's Journal follows a pegasus college student from the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic universe through a year-long foreign exchange program on Earth. It wrapped up at 379 chapters (styled as short jounal entries) and 1,000,907 words.
  • The Digimon Adventure 02 fanfic Digimon Adventure 02: The Story We Never Told was completed at 70 chapters long, with 1,038,030 words.
  • As of July 2017, Forum of Thrones, an ongoing and interactive Game of Thrones fanfiction has reached the first third of its intended amount of chapters, finishing this milestone at 1,117,256 words divided over 290 parts in nine chapters. The author himself has stated that the next two thirds of the story are fully expected to be even longer, with him intending to finish the story north of 4,000,000 words.
  • HP & the Jade Dragon as of September 2017 has 98 chapters and over 1,069,000 words.
  • This Bites! is the longest One Piece fanfic out there with 1,529,531 words at 65 chapters (and a few specials) as of May 2019.
  • Universe Falls, as noted by the creator, is the longest Gravity Falls fanfic and the longest Steven Universe fanfic on Fan Fiction Dot Net, with 1,392,700 words (as of June 2019), and we're just near the end of Arc 7.
  • My Huntsman Academia has over 1,000,000 words in the main storynote  as well as 220,000 words of canon Omakes and 230,000 words worth of non-canon outtakes after less than a year and a half of work. It just finished Volume 1.
  • Hotel for the Broken as of November 2018 is an A/B/O Haikyuu!! fanfiction with over 1,2 million words, making it the longest Haikyuu fanfiction on Archive of our Own
  • The Loud House Historical AU Reeling In The Years clocks at 1,387,356 words as of September 2019 and still going.
  • Traveler is a Pokémon Alternate Universe Fic and Patchwork Fic where Ash receives a male Nidoran instead of a Pikachu. As of March 2019, it has over 40 chapters and is over a million words long.
  • As of July 19th, 2019, True Potential broke the one million words mark at chapter 94th.
  • A Cold Calculus is a Euphemia-themed Code Geass For Want of a Nail fic with 1304k+ words.

    Over 1,000, 000 words (series) 
  • The Calvinverse is a very long series, with over 1,000,000 words spread across its several stories... and that's only counting the official stories!
  • The Trixieverse MLP series is one million, three hundred and forty-six thousand and eight words in nine successive books, each one focussing on different character arcs and situations but continuing the larger narrative.
  • The Mass Effect fanfic trilogy Mass Vexations clocks in at just under 1.4 million words. Across the entire series, two of the installments clock in at just over 600,000 words.
  • The Total Drama Comeback Series is composed of the first saga, one of the only complete alternate-seasons at over 400,000 words, and the second fic Total Drama Battlegrounds is set to at least triple that amount with double the contestants. This is over a million words for a kids' show.
  • The Albus Potter Series, consisting of 7 "books", clocks in at over 1,120,000 words, about 50,000 words longer than the actual Harry Potter series.
  • Iron Hearts, each of the chapters in this MLP and Warhammer 40,000 crossover series is well over 100,000 words, with most topping 200,000 by a fair margin. Altogether, the series is roughly 1,400,000 words as of April 26 2016.
  • The six-season Total Shuffled Island Series is expected to approach 1.5 million words upon completion. The shortest finished season clocks in at about 190,000 words including author's notes, and a couple top 300K.
  • As of July 2016, the series Down to Agincourt is more than 1,000,000 words in length (and that's only the first four books of a projected nine)!
  • Child of the Storm alone ends up being over 800,000 words long. Add on the spin-off Chaos Reigns and the ongoing sequel Ghosts of the Past (which is planned to be the first of many), and it's well over a million words by this point.
  • The Lone Traveler spans 4 main stories and numerous side stories. 1.1 million words and still climbing.
  • The Road to be a Pokemon Master, it has 3 complete stories, a fourth one that just started as of February 2019, and two more stories left to write. Together they sum 1.9 million words, and counting.
  • Naruto fanfic Better Left Unsaid has just barely crossed a million words as of February 2019.
  • Songs Of The Spheres. A Massive Multiplayer Crossover at 1,093,000+ words and counting with weekly updates as of February 22, 2019. It is set to be significantly longer than it is currently.
  • An Undertale fan fiction sireis called Dreemurr Chronicles by Ben10Extreme currently has 1,017,235 words.
    • The bulk of it comes from the current ongoning story, Our New Era. It has 692,208 as of the release of chapter 86 on August 15, 2019.

    Over 500, 000 words (single) 

    Over 500, 000 words (series) 
  • Razor Knight's Cyber Moon, a Sailor Moon-based epic trilogy, parts one, two and three. Total length: over 600,000 words.
  • Higurashi author, Crimso, has written three stories (not counting the one-shots). From oldest to newest:
    • Green-Eyed Demon (39 chapters, 316,917 words)
    • Blood Flows Back (41 chapters, 319,817 words)
    • Within a Nightmare (40 chapters, 249,976 words).
      • Total word count: 886,710 words. She is currently now writing a story she calculates will have four parts to it with around thirty chapters. Each.
      • Oh, and those three stories were written in just over one year. And I don't mean one year each.
  • From Fake Dreams—a Fate/stay night Alternate Universe Fic written by Third Fang, author of the incredibly long Yet Again.
  • Rytex's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic series centering on Nova Shine and Twilight Sparkle.
    • The Apprentice, the Student, and the Charlatan clocks in at over 333,000. It's still expanding due to the author's rewrites, as shorter chapters get more to them to flesh them out more. Its original complete version finished at 242,811. Even as far as single chapters goes, Chapter 17 ("Nightfall") is over 25,000 words long, and the rewrite of Chapter 12 got to 28,000 before it was split into two parts.
    • Its sequel, Even In Other Worlds, is sitting at just over 200,000 words, however just under 40,000 words of it are April Fools' Day chapter updates (including one update that is all 22k+ words of My Immortal).
  • The Darkness Series — when both stories are taken together it puts it at over 500,000 words.
  • Kryalla Orchid's E'ara Series. The main trilogy is nearly 580,000 words, plus about 60,000 in connected one shots.
  • Romance and the Fate of Equestria is a long fic, reaching 494,049 words and 195 chapters by May 2019. It also has a prequel, Legend of the Goddesses, which sits at 140,285 words and 58 chapters at the same time, totaling over 600,000 words. The first is still ongoing.
  • The Bane of Humanity's Avatar/Legend of Korra/Transfomers crossover is a measurable series to read in pieces, ranging between 80,000 and 155 thousand words. However, put all 5 stories together, and you have a solid series just measuring over 500,000 words.
  • Together, the three installments of Meg's Family Series surpass half a million words.
  • Triptych Continuum: The first story, Triptych is over 513,789 words, and there are more than 65 entries in the series.
  • Claymade's Ranma ½-Sailor Moon crossover, the The Dark Lords of Nerima series, has close to 700,000 words as of February 19th, 2019. The Dark Lords Ascendant, the third entry, is a door stopper on its own with 387,000 words.
  • Skyhold Academy Yearbook is a massive AU project for Dragon Age: Inquisition which, as of July 2019, was nearing 700,000 words and has at least three more installments planned.

    Over 250, 000 words 
  • Phoenix Wright - Turnabout Storm!, the adaptation of the Youtube Video Series of the same name, has a total of 416,396 words.
  • While we're at it, one particularly high quality fanfic in the SWAT Kats section is Endgame, which is now completed at 473,822 words and 70 chapters! (for those who beancount, that's 6768.8 words per chapter nearly) as of November 13, 2010. And the author has no intention of quitting now. Good thing it's an action fic rather than furporn. Now, the sequel, MegaKat Shield is underway!
  • Overlordly broken, the longest Overlord fanfiction yet, has finished at 379,993 words and only 24 chapters, and is currently undergoing a rewrite which already has 115,304 words at 9 chapters.
  • Thunderblade's Battle of the Sacred Essences is "only" 252,754 words, but it still comes out in excess of 400 pages when printed.
  • A Dragon's Journey is rapidly shaping up to be one.
  • Event Horizon: Storm of Magic currently consists of two "Books" that collectively number over 260,000 words: the Prologue and Book One. Books Two and Three are in the works.
  • Mind, Body, and Soul, a Kim Possible fanfiction that's NSFW, clocks in at 450,669 words, and has a sequel being written that's three chapters long and 70k+ words already.
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy fanfiction Shards Of Memory ended at 41 chapters and over 275,000 words. The epilogue itself almost hits 17,000 words, twice the length of even the longest chapters up until then.
  • The appropriately named Dissidia fanfic "An Unending Struggle" is up to 360,000 words over 63 chapters, and is still going.
  • The RWBY fanfic Weiss Reacts Volume One ended at 314,860 words and is currently on its second volume.
  • The Dragon Age fanfic Middle Of Nowhere is well over 400,000 words and is still being regularly updated. At the pace it's going it should finish around 500,000 words.
  • Evangelion fanfic Advice and Trust has reached 363,558 words and 55 chapters as of July 2019.
  • Superstarultra's You Got HaruhiRolled!. Over 300,000 words long and still not done. Even more amazing, it's currently 86 chapters long, but individual chapters were still pretty short until chapter 72. A very large percentage of its length is in the last few chapters.
  • Constant Temptation, a Death Note fanfic has 102 chapters and is over 300,000 words. That's not counting the Sequel and the Deleted Scenes...
  • Hitchups is 40 chapters long, with 307,928 words that make up the entirety of the fic. For some time it was the second-longest How to Train Your Dragon story on after The Truth is a Shard of Ice by Whitefang333, though it's since been surpassed by other stories.
  • Homestuck fic Herding Cats is over 460,000 words spanning 31 chapters.
  • A Fanfiction based on Frozen called Elsa's Year, as of December 2014, is already over 300,000 words long - and still ongoing (though on hiatus).
  • Another Frozen fanfic, Frozen Wight is 82 chapters and over 310,000 words long. And it has sequel fics, albeit ones much shorter in length than the original fic.
  • A Delicate Balance is a deliberately paced TwiJack fic that takes its time. At 36 chapters and 289,001 words long, it's been completed.
  • Mega Man X: Terrornova is almost 500,000 words long (496,862 to be precise).
  • What many consider one of the best Super Mario Bros./Sonic the Hedgehog crossover fanfics, Mario and Sonic: Heroes Unite!, is now complete after several years in the making. Its final stats are 371,110 words and exactly 100 chapters spawning three sagas. Sure, not quite as extensive as some other examples, but still impressive.
  • DC Universe fanfiction Kara of Rokyn sits at 274,020 words spread over 51 chapters.
  • Russian fanfic Black Book of Reverse Falls is up to 267,000 words over 64 chapters, and is still going.
  • Necessary To Win, a Girls und Panzer and Saki crossover, is over 290,000 words long and is not yet complete, making it longer than any work in either fandom on
  • Background Pony, by the author of The End of Ponies, clocks in at 20 chapters at over 430,000 words.
  • Anthem of Our Dying Day has a whopping 442,220 word word count, with chapters regularly clocking at 10,000+ words. It has, however, went on a permanent hiatus because the author found it too hard to find his way around the convoluted plot.
  • The Tainted Grimoire is already over 60 chapters and is at nearly 370,000 words. However, it has not been updated since May 2012.
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Circle of Destiny is 435,469 words over 111 chapters as of writing, and it is still going strong.
  • Vacation From The Norm, a Kim Possible fanfic, currently sits at over 450,000 words spread over two books. There's at least one more book planned in the series and the second book isn't finished yet.
  • My Family and Other Equestrians: 281,007 words, 73 chapters and 14 interlude chapters (as of March 20, 2015), with no ending in sight (the author already has an ending planned, though).
  • All-American Girl's "Book One" is over 430,000 words long. There's also the accompanying collection of side stories, Be Human, which has almost 300,000 words. (This is as of November 2017.)
  • A Second Chance is a Peggy Sue fic where Twilight is catapulted back to the first episode. It got to 305,612 words before the author decided to end it.
  • The Immortal Game, a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fic, lasts a respectable 297,951 words.
  • Green is an exceptionally long fic focusing on a romance between Rarity and Fluttershy, among other pairings. It's still unfinished at 359,441 words as of April 2016.
  • As of December 2015, Rites of Ascension is over 300K words long- and Word of God is that it is not even halfway through the second of five projected books.
  • The Legend of Total Drama Island, a reimagining of Total Drama's first season, is on course to be around 400,000 words upon completion. The author has a richly descriptive style, and a high word count is the price of that.
  • Re:Harmony is an Alternate Universe Fic of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic that, as of April 2016, has run over 400,000 words without finishing.
  • The shortest completed Poké Wars arc by Cornova is The Incipience at 48,468 words long. Cornova's canon works alone add up to 365,080 words. And they are still ongoing as of November 2016.
  • The longest Miraculous Ladybug fics on Archive of Our Own are:
  • Invader Zim: The Series clocks in at 429,062 words.
  • The Family Guy fanfic The Spellbook is over 284,000 words long, and is the second longest Family Guy fanfic.
  • Damaged Defenders as of September 2017 is over 327,000 words and 129 chapters.
  • The Quiververse, with seventeen completed stories, totals 407,657 words. And it's due to grow, with nine more stories in the first season alone and a second season of as-yet unannounced size to come in the future, as well as assorted bonus material.
  • Hermione's Furry Little Problem has over 412,000 words and 189 chapters.
  • Sophomore Sorrows is a high school-themed Arthur fanfic that clocks in at over 350k words.
  • Lotus Jewel, the main book of the Zelda fanfic series Their Bond is 90 chapters and has almost 300k words.
  • My Sister Leni ended at almost 275k words. It's 52 chapters long.
  • Exoria: At 385,621 words at its 30th chapter, it goes beyond the 100,000 words necessary for the trope.
  • The Frozen fic An Arm and a Leg is over 430k words long and spans over 90 chapters.
  • Queen of All Oni ends up being 302,460 words long, spread over 29 chapters.
  • Dark Mark's Supergirl story Hellsister Trilogy is 398,197 words spread over 61 chapters as of October, 2018.
  • Project Powerpuff: Declassified is 453,263 words long, spread throughout 137 chapters.
  • The New Adventures of Invader Zim is a multi-volume Series Fic, of which Season 1 clocks out at just over 242,000 words, while the currently ongoing Season 2 is already over 53,000 words, bringing the series to just shy of 300,000.
  • Essence is a Pokémon fanfic where Ash has a Growlithe starter. It has 393k+ words spread over 12 chapters as of April 2016.
  • SPECTRUM, by the time Act One is finished, clocks in at around 270k words. Chapter Thirteen alone is 40,000 words long.

    Under 250, 000 words 
  • Chrysalis Visits The Hague passed the 200,000 word threshold in September of 2017 (covering an in-story time span of seven days). And it's still ongoing.
  • Pokémon Master is a door-stopper of a High Fantasy and a Dark Fic to boot. It clocks at 211,120 words on, but the fanfic itself is longer since the final chapter was published elsewhere.
  • The Whisper of the Heart trilogy by Saddletank can almost fill a large sized binder when printed out using the default formatting.
  • The Dreamland Story. It's 87 (gradually-increasing-in-length) chapters, and 140,168 words, long, made even crazier by the fact that it's a Kirby fanfic. (And it works!)
  • The rewrite of Kirby of the Stars: The After Story has 138,137 words as of October 2nd, 2018 - and that's just the first ten chapters of the first of many story arcs that the author has planned. Its previous "beta" version ran for 57 chapters and 230,080 words.
  • The Land Before Time fic Twilight Valley is a small doorstopper at 177,877 words.
  • The Danganronpa fanfic Despair's Last Resort is, as of March 2019, 61 parts long and 222,807 words long including bonus chapters. What makes this impressive is how the author has been writing this since May 24, 2014 and has managed to upload around one or two chapters per week since then until the completion of the main story in January 2015. And each chapter has around 3,000 words at least. The author has said that she intends to go back and edit chapters as well, meaning even though it's finished, more could easily be added to it. And that doesn't even include the other fics in the series.
  • Total Drama Island, by Gilbert and Sullivan is a borderline case. Although it's "only" about 120,000 words including the supplemental materials, the PDF version clocks in at right around 500 pages because so much of its content is poetry (song lyrics) which is notorious for using page space inefficiently. The 700 Total Drama Island screenshots put a goodly percentage of that white space to use, though.
  • Yin Yang Yo! fanfic Re: Yin Yang Who? is currently eighteen chapters long with over 220,000 words in over five hundred pages and counting; even so, it hasn't been completed... yet.
  • The Digimon fan fic Silent Sorrow is over 600 pages in length, or just over 180,000 words. What's truly amazing is that it has absolutely NO Filler or Padding whatsoever.
  • The Elements of Friendship, Book I: Harmony is an AU of the premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic that expands the struggle against NightMare Moon to a full epic, coming in just shy of 250,000 words. The kicker? It's the first of a planned series, meaning we might be seeing some full blown Archive Panic. So far, the only completed sequel has been the first interlude, Bonds, which is only 45,000 words long... enough to qualify for a novel in its own right.
  • Fractured, a Mass Effect/Star Wars/Borderlands crossover is "only" 100,000 words—but the sequel goes nuts being over four times longer and not even finished yet!
  • Kyoshi Rising, a prequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender focused on the titular former Avatar, is currently at 242,790 words, with an author's estimation of being only a little more than a third of the way done.
  • Myths and Birthrights is heading in this direction. Before the rewrites, it was just short of 250,000 words. Plus there's several (shorter, thankfully) side-stories.
  • Project Sunflower is another My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fic that reached 242,202 words. Its sequel has broken 100,000 words as of April 2016 and is still ongoing.
  • Under The Northern Lights, as of April 2016, is almost finished at 214,532 words.
  • Long Road to Friendship ended at 42 chapters and 219,811 words. Its sequel, Spectacular Seven, has already passed that word count and is still ongoing.
  • Asylum, as of May 2016, has 191,704 words, and still isn't finished.
  • The longest Total Drama story in Spanish is Total Drama: World Tour Express, a sequel to the third season of the series, with nearly 200,000 words. Its sequel, Total Drama: Back to School! already has nearly 100,000 words and it's only in its midpoint.
  • Powers of Invisibility is the second longest completed Miraculous Ladybug story on Archive of Our Own at 246,310 words and it's currently in fourth place overall. A sequel and some one-shot followups have been announced.
  • Monster Chronicles Voodoo's Disciple is over 120,000 words long.
  • Oversaturated World: Group Precipitation is 154,476 words long, as of its 333rd chapter.
  • A Prize For Three Empires is twenty-nine chapters long with 118,387 words, which is surprising for a fanfiction starring Carol Danvers.

  • The released chapters of Misfiled Dreams run 729 pages, including 2 blank pages in the first chapter and 7 pages of art. The unreleased (and unedited) chapters run another 324 pages.
  • The Unity Saga, a Star Wars/Star Trek crossover that runs a total of 250 chapters. Most of the chapters have a manageable size, but the final entries in each of the six parts suddenly balloon to a very intimidating length.
  • Rhyme and Reason was not only the first fanfic based on Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and has always been considered one of the best, but with 158,492 words, it also used to be the longest and definitely considered a Doorstopper. But then, after seven years of on-and-off work, Gadget in Chains was completed. It stands at 402,670 words.
    • The Russian original of Offensive Care has 176,362 words. The author's own English translation grew slightly beyond 200,000 words.
  • Teaching Darkness: Memories by Rae Logan, is over 206,000 words, and itself is PART 5 in a series, with the previous story at only a little over 52,000 (at least a quarter of its sequel's size!) and the currently in progress part 6 at over 137,000 as of January 27th, 2012. The fanfic series itself has sidestories (for ideas decidedly too short compared to the main stories to focus a multichapter story around, regarded as a different canon, except maybe the Twilight Zone-esque one), about seven posted scrapped unfinished stories (released as Deleted Scenes), and several fan written stories, which, if compiled into one volume would be considered a Doorstopper. Sometimes jokingly referred to THE Largest Fanfic Series Centered Around A Scrapped Character In A Game That Never Happened. Who? Mephiles the Dark from Sonic Next Gen... VERY loosely.
  • Thawing Permafrost is by no means a titan like the rest on this list, but it still qualifies as a door-stopper and the longest Mizore-centric fic in the Rosario + Vampire category (35 chapters across 518 pages, according to the author.)
    • Here In My Arms is at least two and a half times as long, in the same fandom.
  • Blood That Flows is, without a question, the longest Lyrical Nanoha fanfic on Over 300 chapters alone and over 720,000 words. The only Nanoha fanfic that comes close is the Deva Series, where, if you add up all four parts, there are more words than Blood That Flows, but it still has less chapters. Of course, the latter is a pure Nanoha Alternate Universe Fic, while the former is a crossover with Slayers that pulls plotlines from both series.
  • The Neo Domino Purge is putting up a challenge for the longer Yu-Gi-Oh! fanfics - currently at 364,981 from 36 chapters. And still setting up the Dark Signer arc. The Remake is 94,882 words from 6 chapters. Altogether; 459,863 and counting.
    • From the same author, Override, a Cardfight!! Vanguard fanfic weighing at just under 160,000 words from just 11 chapters, giving it a greater average words per chapter than the first version of Neo-Domino Purge. And it's just getting started. Judging by the author's writing, it won't be long before it climbs into the same kind of league as the above.
  • A kitten!fic trilogy, focusing on the Akatsuki from Naruto, clocks in at over 700,000 words, starting with Consider Yourselves Kitties. This is notable because kitten!fics have a tendency to peter out after the first few chapters, even more so than most fics.
  • While the first Volume of TSA The Amazing Spiderman is only 50,000 words long, Volume 2 is over 800,000 words long and 70 chapters in and not yet finished. The story will continue with Volumes 3 and 4, so it will likely reach two million words. This is justifable as it is a complete retelling of Spider-Man, which is 50 years of storylines to draw from.
    • Also worth noting is that the author typically updates once a week, with most chapters going over 10,000 words.
  • Horseshoes and Hand Grenades and stories relating to it have a combined total of 327,195 words with most of them not even finished and most likely more stories on the horizon.
  • The Homestuck fanfic Like One Sundered Star is 700,000 words long as of Chapter 17, not counting its 90,000+ word "intermission fic". Word of God says that the main story is not even at its halfway point and that there will be at least one more intermission.
  • Family by The Middle Warner Sibling, an Animaniacs fanfiction following the lives of the Warner Siblings within an Animated Actor universe, has a completed total of 763,370 words. However, if taking into account the side-story Friends, which contains some particularly imperative plot points in the context of Family, the two add up a total of 966,373 words for the universe as a whole.
  • The Mobius Chronicles is currently two-and-a-half books and over 1,000 pages long, and the author reckons he has "multiple books" left to go.
  • The entire Gensokyo 20XX series is about is about 343,453 words long, with one story in particular being about 120 chapters.
  • As of August 4, 2018, Pokémon Reset Bloodlines stands at 524,920 words, and it's only about three quarters through the Kanto arc. And that's just the main story; the numerous spinoffs and tie-in oneshots set in the same continuity add up more than enough to double the number.
  • Citadel of the Heart as of writing in February 25th, 2019 adds up to 442,409 words as an entire Series Fic, but only Truth and Ideals among the individual fics is completed as of writing. Truth and Ideals proper consists of 80 Chapters, a shorter prologue and epilogue page, and consists of 254,053 words; the other installments so far have currently less than 100K words, with the second highest being Sword Art Online: Special Edition at 60,932 words. Current statistics for word counts among other things can be checked here, but be warned as some of the stories are NSFW. The word count appears differently on, because formatting purposes do not prevent author's notes from being excluded from the word counts. AO3 has a feature that allows you to place author's note at the start and or end of any chapter by toggling the option to do so, and they'll be able to be automatically excluded from the word count for the story as a whole because of this.


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