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These are recommendations made by tropers for Angel fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

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    Recommendations Template 
Title of the Fanfic by Author OR Fic Trope Page, by Author (Link)
  • Recommended by: Troper Name
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like W.A.F.F., Lemon, Dark Fic, any known Crossovers etc.


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Angel: No Limits

  • Recommended by Mon Solo
  • Set after Angel season 5, with enough material to constitute an entire season 6. Each story is the equivalent of one episode. The stories are brilliantly written, with all of the characters spot-on. Alternates between funny, heart-wrenching, tense, and occasionally sexy. There are some mild slashy vibes (mostly Angel/Spike and Angel/Wes) but nothing explicit. Written several years before the s6 comics were released, so would be considered an alternate continuity.

The Nyazian Prophecies

  • Recommended by Amy Jade
  • A Buffy/Angel spin-off virtual series featuring Connor as he deals with his memories of being in Quor'toth and becomes a "boy-slayer," and Andrew as his Watcher. Great writing, great original characters and character development of the existing characters, and some very interesting developments of the Buffy mythology. Unfortunately won't be completed, but the creator has written out an outline of the movies that would have followed the series.

    General Fics 
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or night-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

The Compelled series, by Hotpoint (link goes to first story in the series)

  • Recommended by: Meshakhad, Looney Toons, Frodo Lives
  • Status:
    • Stories 1 - 4: Complete
    • Story 5: Dead
  • Synopsis: Illyria travels back in time to alter the course of history — for the better.

Ties That Bind by HonorH

  • Recommended by: daisyq444222
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Post-Gift, Dawn comes to L.A. So does Spike. So does Rebecca Martin-Pryce, Wesley's adventure-seeking niece. And they may not even be the worst of the Fang Gang's problems."

The Snow Queen by Doyle

  • Recommended by: Pryderi and restfield
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A dark power is rising in Los Angeles, Angel and Wesley have both been kidnapped and it looks like Cordelia is the only person left who can stop the world falling into an icy apocalypse. Set in Angel, early season two.

Two Steps Back by Yahtzee (not that one)

  • Recommended by: Roo, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Peggy Sue fic with a slight twist. After things go to hell in the the Angel series finale, Angel is given a device by the Powers That Be that enables him to travel back in time to do things over and put everything right. But where is the best point to start over from? Cue a backward trip through Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Angel uses the device to go further and further back in time in order to undo his mistakes and find a perfect place to start anew.

A Stitch in Time, by Rheanna and Yahtzee

  • Recommended by: Origamidragons, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story of 104 years and 5 months. A Time Travel story in which Drusilla travels back in time to Romania in an attempt to prevent Angel from ever getting ensouled. The Angel Investigations crew, of course, has to follow her back to stop her and ensure history follows its proper course... but Drusilla isn't the only vampire they have to deal with. Set in a slightly AU version of season 3.

Splinter, by Rheanna and Yahtzee

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After escaping Pylea, the Angel Investigations crew takes an unintentional detour and finds themselves in a Los Angeles very similar to their own... but not exactly. How will they get home? What will they discover while they are there? Diverges from canon after "There’s No Place Like Plrtz Glrb".

    Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

The Other Half Lives, by Yahtzee (not that one, though)

  • Recommended by: Tabby
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Cordelia/Wesley
  • Synopsis: "After Wesley is injured, Cordelia re-examines her feelings for Wesley — but Wesley's making some changes, too."

Epiphany Series by The Brat Queen (explicit sexual content)

  • Recommended by: daisyq444222
  • Status:
    • Arcs 1 - 4: Complete
    • Arc 5: Dead
  • Pairing: Angel/Wesley
  • Synopsis: "An Angel/Wesley series that diverges from the canon after 'Epiphany.'" Rated NC-17 to R; there is sexual content in almost all of the ficlets.

Equinox by Kita

  • Recommended by: iamthecircle
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Angel/Buffy, Angel/Spike, Angel/Wesley, and Angel/Darla
  • Synopsis: Angel contemplates losing his soul to four loves, each representing the seasons. Set during Reprise.

Burning Down by Roseveare

  • Recommened by: error-cascade
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Fred/Lilah
  • Synopsis: Angelus is hunting down everyone Angel ever loved, there's an apocalypse outside, and Fred finds herself growing close to the last person she ever expected.
  • Comments: A very dark fic. Heed the warnings. Includes references to off-screen sexual assault.

    Crossover Fics 

Savior by JoeHundredaire (Crossover with Harry Potter)

  • Recommended by Frodo Lives, Looney Toons
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: "She's Luke Skywalker. She's here to rescue him." Illyria goes to Hogwarts and chaos ensues. Very funny, especially the Luna/Illyria interactions. Hints of F/F and poly shipping, but nothing actually explicit.

Almighty Engine, Internal Thunder by Mabus 101

  • Recommended by Tropers/toxinvictoria
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with "Exalted"
  • Synopsis: When Buffy falls into the dimensional rift opened by the Key, she finds herself in another world known as Creation, to which she is not as much a stranger as she thinks. The Slayer essence proves to be something more powerful than she ever suspected—and far more dangerous, as well.

Five Families Connor Was Not Magically Squeezed Into After His Real Vampire Dad Slit His Throat, by Annakovsky

    Crossover Shipping Fics 

Her Beauty and Her Terror by Ijemanga (The Addams Family crossover)

  • Recommended by Lagomorph, Looney Toons
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Harmony/Wednesday
  • Synopsis: Amanda Buckman moved to California, changed her name, and became a vampire. Wednesday can't help but approve.
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