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Animorphs Fanfic

  • Recommended by Felinephoenix
  • The LJ group for Animorphs fanfiction. It's been active for quite a few years now, so it's got a good archive of all kinds of stuff - gen, slash, het, AU, you name it!

J. Jennings

  • Recommended by Yellow 13
  • A small series taking place in the future of the Animorphs Universe. Contains some Squick in the later stories.

Cinnamon Bunzuh! by Adam and Ifi (Found here)

  • Recommended by: SomeoneImSure
  • A site devoted to MSTK-esque review/commentaries of the books. Recently completed.
  • Comments: I'm one of the people co-writing this, so I'm not sure how comfortable I feel doing the commentary on it. Still, this leads me to... (See below, near the bottom of General Fics.)
  • The reviews are very funny, but a few things get a bit grating. There's a lot of nit-picking about tiny details, very little in the way of suspension of disbelief, and a constant pushing of "obvious solutions" to problems that obviously wouldn't work. (The big one is that Jake in #6 was a special case and all tying up random controllers until their yeerk starved would accomplish is the Animorphs getting caught extremely quickly). Also near-constant complaining about anything that vaguely resembles Humans Are Special (read: anything that implies that humans are at all unique amongst the other species or have any strong points whatsoever, because "different" = "best" apparently). Still worth a read if those things don't bother you.
    • I agree that they can get a bit grating at times. One particular moment that I still remember after six months is their frankly bizarre reaction to the Sacred Host story, a fanfic currently recommended on this page. They outright said it was terrible simply because the premise itself was somehow too ridiculous to entertain, as if no human on Earth would attempt to convert a Yeerk to their religion or that a good story could be written about it. It comes off as very intolerant of religion. (Not to mention, they are very intolerant of Cassie's pacifism.) Despite that, they were still amusing, mostly because they're obviously very close friends.
    • Ifi Fics is a fanfiction blog for the co-author of Cinnamon Bunzuh

NeoMorphs Technically, this is the author page, but he's written about two fics that aren't NeoMorphs. Has it's own page here.

  • Recommended by Ina Reht
  • Synopsis: A continuation of the Animorphs series, involving a host of OC's, The One as the Bigg(er) Bad, Crayak as the main good, and a new species, (the Kelbrid). Warning for a LOT of character death. Currently spans #55 through to #75. Darker and Edgier to the extreme. A lot of OOC early on, but it levels out later.

Monster-Man-08 on Deviantart

  • Recommended by Komodo Classic
  • Type: Fan art
  • Comments: If your brain has trouble making sense of the crazy descriptions of all the different aliens, this is the place to go. Monster Man has illustrated everything from Hork-Bajir and Andalites to the Veleek and the Lerdethak to the Nesk and that "monster with a thing for the number eight".

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

"Parting the Clouds" by Derin

  • Recommended by SabineScr1pter
  • Status: Stories Complete, Series Unfinished
  • Synopsis: Parting The Clouds is a Rational Fic that takes place in an alternate universe where Cassie is recast as a rationalist. The series retells the events of Animorphs from Cassie's POV, emphasizing her knowledge of animal biology, zoology, as well as her diplomatic skills.
  • Comments: The story pokes fun at the ridiculous science of the series, removes nonsensical scenes, and asks all the important questions. Everyone is in character here, especially Cassie who still acts like a teenager despite her rationalist mindset. Good to get into even if you've never read the books. Is currently over 302K words long, and is divided into 10+ books.

Book 55: The Difference, by Dinosaur Nothlit

  • Recommended by Roach Patrol and Dogman15
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This picks up shortly after the Animorphs epilogue leaves off. It charts the adventures of the remaining Animorphs, as well as their new friends, as they escape The One and are captured by Kelbrids, ancestral enemies of the Andalites.
  • Comments: It's well written and entertaining, and it deals with different alien species with refreshing thoughtfulness and creativity.
    • Don't forget: If you like Book 55 and want to read more, there's a sequel: Book 56: The Rebirth (dead). It's just as good - and maybe, perhaps, better - than Book 55. But don't take my word for it! *Da dan dant!*

Peter's Creation, by D. M. P

  • Recommended by Vapour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Cassie meets an autistic child who is good at sculpting. He sculpted a Hork-Bajir that Cassie and a controller sees, and the plot unfolds from there.
  • Comments: A very good story set sometime before the last ten books (I think, not specified). It captures the personalities of the Animorphs very well and is sweet and touching, especially to those who know autistic children personality. Complete.
    • Clevomon agrees, but wants to warn that it's a little bit hard to read because of the lack of differentiation between thought-speech and narration
      • Animorphs fanfic on FF.Net suffers from that in general, as the site strips out angle brackets, which are used in the series to denote thought-speak.
    • While undeniably "sweet and touching," this story has a fair amount of spelling and grammar mistakes, and some internal (within the story) and external (within canon) inconsistencies, as well as characters seeming a tad OOC at times. Ax is the worst, Marco the best, and Cassie somewhere in the middle, drifting toward Mary-Sue (or if you consider her one already, more of a Sue). Above-average sure. This is not the ranting of a crazed fan by a long shot, but this troper is unconvinced that it is truly "worth dying for."

The Wheel, by L.Emmist

  • Recommended by J the Drafter, Dogman15, Guvnorium, and Amethystasheryn.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Animorphs have to stop a yeerk plan to use their driver's ed school as a massive infestation point. Of course, the Animorphs' lives have never been simple, so complications develop.
  • Comments: And what entertaining complications they are. (Entertaining for the readers, naturally.) This is an excellently plotted story with great characterization. The story reads just like one of K.A. Applegate's books. The pages wouldn't look at all out of place in a bookstore with a front cover of Marco turning into a gorilla and a back cover with a small summary of what's inside.'s typing format prevented the appearance of the thought-speech symbols, which makes portions of the story slightly jarring. Please don't let that put you off, however. The story is well worth your time.

Fear, by Lady Kino

  • Recommended by J the Drafter, Dogman15, Guvnorium, and Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The experiences of one controller as she endured being a host during the yeerk invasion of Earth.
  • Comments: The story is bittersweet; Connie's Yeerk is capable of treating Connie with compassion, but he is still loyal to his people. Connie gets treated better than most hosts but she still sees and is used for, some pretty horrible things. If you want a story about friendship, love, sorrow and survival than you'll love this story. If you want a story about overcoming fierce odds and fighting back then you'd better pick something else. As L.Emmist said, "Being a controller is no picnic." All in all, though, this is a great story.

Yeerks, Whales, and Andalite Tails

  • Recommended by: SomeoneImSure
  • Status: Dead Fic
  • Synopsis: A fan of Animorphs is reincarnated as an Andalite. He eventually finds himself in canon events, where his strange backstory makes him an anomally which causes him to have strange interactions with some of the canon characters, both the powerful and the small.
  • Comments: If you want a well written self-insert story, this is worth checking out. It's not perfect but it's one of the 10% Good Fics you're going to find in the fandom. In fact, some of the narrative tensions gets sucked out of it when you start to realize the reactions other characters have towards finding out he's an anomally cause things to go the way he wants them to. But the character inteactions are always believable despite that. Some of you guys might like it and some will probably think the main character is a Gray-Stu. Just thought I should leave it here because it is good.

A Revolution Without Dancing by Odette_River

  • Recommended by J the Drafter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The life and thoughts of Karen, post-war.
  • Comments: This story gives an intriguing glimpse of Karen's thoughts. It's a good look at how she coped after being freed, and how she thinks in the post-war world.
    • Beautiful. Chilling in places, an excellent look at the people after the war. The series showed us the Animorphs—this is part of the rest of the world.

The Perspective, by arin (gay themes, some sexual content)

  • Recommended by Felinephoenix Felinephoenix and Guvnorium
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story of a (gay and closeted) boy (Chris Windward) and his Yeerk (Orkath ###).
  • Comments: Starts off as just a good, slightly different, human-controller story. Lots of good stuff about growing up as a Controller (and gay), but begins to really grow out the beard when it begins exploring the growing friendship between the Controller and his Yeerk, the Yeerk homeworld, and Humans Through Alien Eyes. Has a couple of wangsty urple moments, but overall it's well-written.
    • Author Comment: Arin here. Wow, thanks for the plug, Feline, much appreciated. :) Just a quick note to everyone who may check the story out, I'm currently very slow in working on it - like, 2-3 updates a year slow (started in 2001, as of this note it has 23 chapters, whole run is expected to be about twice that). Someday I'll just take a couple of weekends and knock the rest of the thing out, though, promise. :)

Another Chance, by Kim Hoppy

  • Status: Complete
  • Recommended by AniJen21 and Guvnorium
  • Synopsis: Loren tries to make a life, all the while remembering she has a son who wants nothing to do with her.
  • Comments: A beautiful, in-depth, soulful investigation of Loren's life after the events of the war. A deeper character study than we ever got in the books, this story does such an excellent job world-building and developing Loren that you entirely forget you're reading Animorphs fanfic until Taxxon rights and Andalite tourists are mentioned. Some of the best character development found in any Animorphs fanfic, Kim also does an admirable job consolidating the unfortunately numerous logical fallacies and plot holes from the original series into a fully realized universe.
    • I would like to mention that despite the fact (the odd fact) that there is a Ruritania in here, this is one of the best pieces of fan-fiction I have ever read. For serious. Like Ani Jen 21 said, sometimes you forget it's fan-fiction at all.

The World Can Wait, by Lady Domino

  • Recommended by AniJen21
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A long long time ago the young warrior Alloran-Semitur-Corrass fell in love with the beautiful Jahar. Tired of waiting for him to come home, she sets out to reclaim her husband from the clutches of Esplin 9466.
  • Comments: Bouncing between the past (Alloran and Jahar's courtship) and the present (Jahar's risky plan to journey across the galaxy to rescue her husband), this is a dramatic, well-paced, touching, heartbreaking (and in-universe!) story about the woefully undeveloped abandoned wife of Visser Three's host, Alloran. Beautifully written with vivid characters and some of the most evocative descriptions of the Andalite homeworld you will ever read, this story will make you view not only one-off characters like Arbat and Estrid differently, but one of the most interesting characters in the entire series, Alloran himself.

The Class, by Freak Apple

  • Recommended by powertrash
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Animorphs go through the traditional high school rite of passage...Sex ED.
  • Comments: This might be the funniest Animorphs fanfic ever written. The characterization is spot on and the awkwardness is perfect.
    • Seconded by this troper. It's more of crack fic than anything but nevertheless is quite amusing. The characterisation isn't exactly "spot on" but more accurate than I've seen throughout the fandom.

The Mistake, by Freak Apple

  • Recommended by powertrash
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Marco & Jake scope out the girl's locker room.
  • Comments: Another fic of great high school fun that is both hysterical and completely believable.

Sacred Host, by Qoheleth

  • Recomended by Lindabhair, Dogman15, NG 14916, and Lady Of Procrastination
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Synopsis: A host (Teresa Sickles) starts sharing the gospel in the cages. First to Toloth 294 and his host, Gef Makkil, and slowly to other sentient species in the Sulp Niar pool. It turns out that some of the Skrit Na are Christians, and one gives Toloth a "Baibul" which he can hide in a pocket dimension of Z-Space. Some of the Yeerks, including Teresa's Yeerk Malcar 745, begin to worry if Christianity is powerful enough to significantly shake up the Yeerk Empire.
  • Comments: Ok, this was serious YMMV when I first read the first chapter, but the story grew on me. Seriously. It takes an annoying concept and forces it into the shape of a good story. It's awesome.
    • If there are any Christians out there, or even if you're not a Christian and you're curious as to how a fan fiction could be so good even though it brings in religion, give this story a try and you might be amazed. Many people in the reviews have praised how this story doesn't get preachy, and how it seems to fit naturally in the Animorphs' universe, despite only mentioning canon characters in passing.
      • Not Christian myself, but if you enjoy stories like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters than you should find this interesting too.
    • This fic provides a fascinating and character-driven exploration of a concept that I would previously have said is impossible to do well. If that doesn't convince you, read it for the diverse cast of well-rounded characters, the detailed and vivid world-building, and Qoheleth's superbly compelling writing style.

Wrong Side of the Wall, by Tiamath

  • Recommended by Sarah1281
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU At the end of the Yeerk Human war, Jake finally manages to save Tom from the Yeerks...but things are not always all they seem...
  • Comments: This becomes AU with book 49 but it's such a fascinating story. The unnamed Yeerk develops a form of Lima syndrome but towards Jake rather than Tom. He's suspicious of Jake's not very well disguised hatred of him and slowly realizes that he's not just an Andalite pawn but morph-capable and ultimately decides not to turn him in. It's really amazing how such a short story can be so evocative and complex.

The Earth Diary of Toby Hamee, by AniJen21

  • Recommended by Dogman15, RookEncounte and Ronnie R15
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Tobias encourages Toby Hamee to keep a diary of what she does every few days. Within the story, the events near the end of the Animorphs books take place from 6/28/99 to 2/3/00. Toby says: "I am writing this diary so that someday, people can understand what it was like to lead the Hork-Bajir through the Great War."
  • Comments: At almost 200 thousand words, this is the longest fanfiction on the site with Toby Hamee as a main character. She talks about her struggles in leading her people and also having to deal with her desires for a kalashu and possibly kawatnoj. Meanwhile, events such as Marco and his dad having to fake their deaths and the "beaver dam" battle at the free Hork-Bajir colony intersect with Toby's story. It's not finished yet, but I'm loving what I've read so far.
  • It's now finished. It is the most amazing and profound piece of fanfiction that this troper has every read about a Hork-Bajir (including the Hork-Bajir Chronicles) and has been well worth the wait. Be warned, though, the final chapter is a good two-thirds of the story and may take a minute or two to load. If you are an Animorphs fan and have even the slightest interest in Toby (or even if you don't) you should definitely read this fic. It goes into fascinating depth on both Hork-Bajir life and lifestyle, the politics of the Hork-Bajir settling and living at Yellowstone, and Toby's own life and growth as a person. And complicated and emotionally messy saga of Yeerk nothlits who chose to be Hork-Bajir.

Home for Dinner and Weekends by HotPinkCoffee

  • Recommended by Dogman15 and Guvnorium
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This story details the life of Eva Salazar, Marco's mom, leading up to and including her infestation by Edriss 562. We get to see a lot of what both Eva and Edriss think about each other. Eva swears that she'll be free one day, even if it's in death. In the sequel, The Husk (Complete), we see more of how Eva deals with Visser One as she works toward her goals, and the last few chapters are about how Eva helps Marco after she is freed and after the war. Great character study.
  • Comments: Be sure to read the sequel, too. I ended up making my comments in my synopsis by accident.

Hirac Delest by L'Angel.

  • Recommended by withrainfall
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The 'missing scene' from #23. Tobias and Ax find Elfangor's hirac delest and Tobias tells Ax he's Elfangor's son.
  • Comments: There's a fair bit of h/c in here, so maybe avoid it if that's not your thing, but it's one of the most emotional and in-character Ax and Tobias fics I've read.

Animorphs Dementia by Veravine

  • Recommended by Jagzariamut
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Animorphs find out that there is an alternate dimension where everyone is of the opposite gender, Arbron gave them the morphing power instead of Elfangor (who is still alive, albeit as a human nothlit), David worked out and Rachel went nuts, the word 'squirrel' is spelt with a W and Ax's fur is darker.
  • Comments: One of the earliest fics ever (hence the four-digit code) and yet one of the greatest.

Idyllic by Sarah 1281

  • Recommended by Lady Stacy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It was a secret war they pretended didn't exist for so long but eventually they all became aware of it and then there was no going back for any of them. The ending was almost inevitable but it's the journey that matters. Snapshots of the Berenson family.
  • Comments: A damn good series of introspections and missing moments in the books. The author's got Jake's voice down really nicely and has done a great job developing Tom. The few Jean and Steve chapters are a little weak but still good.

The Agreement, by From.The.Tower

  • Recommended by Dogman15
  • Status: Dead (last updated June 2013)
  • Synopsis: After Cassie traps herself in the body of a caterpillar, and after the Animorphs let Aftran go to fulfill her end of the deal, there's work to be done, and things to think about. Aftran's point of view, first person.*
  • Comments: There's some emotion hidden in this story. It's an excellent story that fits in perfectly with canon.
    • Seconding the rec. The story gives a good look at Aftran's mind, and it does a nice job showing the parts of Aftran's story after the Animorphs released her that canon didn't cover.

The Opinionated Animorphs Book Guide

  • Recommended by Janewwwu and zealots
  • Status: Complete
  • A summary of each and every Animorphs book, done by poparena, and a work in progress.
  • Comment by Joysweeper: Mixed review. They're entertaining, but poparena's bias against Cassie sometimes becomes grating. In the review for Megamorphs #2 he has a guest with a paleontology degree and totally ignores most of what she says. He asked her if Tobias could have learned as much about dinosaurs as he knows in the books - she says that dinosaurs aren't well covered in schools and many books about them that kids would read aren't very accurate, but there are some which are, and she's known a lot of kids who know a lot about dinosaurs. He asks if Tobias makes any mistakes she can pick up, and she points to one page in which he lists every prehistoric creature he's seen, calls them collectively dinosaurs, and there are plesiosaurs - dinosaur cousins, not strictly dinosaurs - in that list. Poparena proceeds to say that according to his expert, Tobias would be working on bad information and had already misidentified some dinosaurs. Also, Poparena's condemnation of Jake as a "pussy" because Jake's been to a concert that included a female singer and knows the name of an ice skater - cardinal sins against precious masculinity, clearly! - is really fucking obnoxious.
  • Comment by zealots: Highly recommended. This series predates the political correctness craze, so it's more candid and honest than later series summaries such as the Cinnamon Bunzuh blog. Those who feel that Cassie's character was a millstone on the series will enjoy poparena's insightful commentary, and those who feel David got a raw deal will find his review of the David trilogy a breath of fresh air. It must be reiterated that this series does predate the political correctness craze, so those listeners who tirelessly scour the Internet for Things To Be Mad About will most likely find some fuel for their rage, but everyone else should be entertained. To play the Book Guide on hard mode, try and find copies of poparena's videos with his selected ending music (most of which was removed by YouTube in one of their random copyright sweeps).

She Dreams in Color, She Dreams in Red, by natural-blue-26

  • Recommended by: Metz77
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A collection of twenty-five Rachel-centric drabbles, examining her life from her own perspective and those of the people around her.

Six Days the Animorphs Were Idiots (aka Ifi's Fanfiction) by Ifi

  • Recommended by: Count Spatula and SomeoneImSure
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Visser Three sulks and develops a predilection towards adopting cats. The brightly colored clouds on the book covers are explained as a result of Marco's illicit drug use. Cassie forms a whale-worshiping cult. Essentially a compilation of the in-jokes from the Cinnamon Bunzuh! project. Until things dive straight into Cerebus Syndrome. (Now concluded.)
  • Comments: Pure, unadulterated crack, yet everyone seems bizarrely in character.
    • Frighteningly so.
    • Definitely worth checking out even if you don't like their Cinnamon Bunz blog.

The Other Attack by Ifi

  • Recommended by: Count Spatula and SomeoneImSure
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Following the conclusion of Six Days, Marco's mom recounts a story about the time when the Ellimist plopped Vissers One through Five down on a horrible mud planet to fight a team of aliens. Will the Yeerks learn the value of friendship, and how to work as a team? Probably not.
    • Comments: Not quite so batshit insane as Six Days, but still pretty darn hilarious.
    • Seconded by Komodo Classic. I expected crack fic when I clicked on this, but it really isn't. It's actually a great story—with a mild air of ridiculousness permeating a lot of it. Eva's voice as the narrator of the Vissers' adventure is fantastic. Appearances are made by the Nahara, the Lerdethak, and a Leeran. Oh, and the entire thing has a Framing Device set in an AU postwar. It's really quite good, definitely worth a read.

I've Got Four Voices on the Line (the only one I hear is mine), by Senri

  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Love from a letter, a touch on a blue box. An inheritance that comes with a long battle. Why is it that his birthright is a war? Did he ever get a choice about it? Did he ever get a chance to choose?" Tobias, family, the team, the war, and his place within it.
  • Comments: A character study of Tobias up through book #23. His interactions with the other Animorphs are touching.

The Day the Earth Stood Still by Solo Moon

  • Recommended by: Komodo Classic
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: ( author's summary) "Tom survives Rachel's assassination attempt; the yeerk in his head does not. Now he's left dealing with the aftermath of his infestation in a world that is still reeling from the revelations of the yeerk-human war, although all he really cares about is looking out for Jake and the rest of their shattered family. AU (fix fic) for The Beginning; otherwise canon-compliant."
  • Comments: This is an AU where Tom survives the war. It's a short story narrated by Tom, and it is by far the best thing I've ever seen with Tom in it. Now the first of a series, mostly covering events after the war.
    • Undoubtedly very well written and characterized, but occasionally veers a little far into "the Animorphs are dumb kids" territory even after the three years of character development in ways that can't just be explained as Tom struggling to see his kid brother and his friends as hardened soldiers, stretching the suspension of disbelief a little. Examples include Marco chasing after a shooter in wolf morph and not checking for any escape routes upon losing the trail; the Animorphs not realizing that cockroaches can fly even though they've flown as cockroaches in the series; and a number of boneheaded decisions during an assessment of a crashed spaceship of the sort they hadn't made since about halfway through the series. Still very much worth a read, but you should avoid thinking too hard about the details.

167 Rane of Aniss, by Ember Nickel (primeideal)

  • Recommended by dysphere
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: I mean days. Does Rane translate as feeding cycles? And after all the trouble my parents went through to sign me up for Galard lessons...This is set in the 2020s of Earth. It is not a love story. Originally written summer 2011.
  • Comments: An excellent look at what being a Yeerk means, a generation after the war.

with the sun burning the dashboard, by theapplepielifestyle

  • Recommended by Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The war is over and everyone goes their separate ways until Marco suggests something to drag them back together. (Or: the road-trip fic where everyone needs therapy, the teenagers attempt to have teenage experiences and Rachel never died.)

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

Pure Sunshine, by attica (AU)

  • Recommended by Roach Patrol
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Rachel/Tobias
  • Synopsis: Set after the war. They won, and Rachel's still alive, but Tobias has given up on being human and does his best to live as a hawk.
  • Comments: It's sad and sweet and hopeful.
    • I don't like this one, to be frank, but then again I've never seen why Tobias being a hawk is a big deal, not since the Ellimist gave him morphing power again.
      • His base form is still a hawk. And if he spends more than two hours as a human, he'll be stuck like that, out of the war for good. Besides, he's lived and hunted and grown older for years anyway - it's hard to go back after that.

Elfangor's Folly, by Kim Hoppy (AU)

  • Recommended by Pickled Plums, AniJen21, RonnieR15
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Elfangor/Loren
  • Synopsis: An AU where Elfangor survived the crash and led the Animorphs, while also rekindling his relationship with Loren.
  • Comments: This is a Fix Fic done right! It follows canon pretty closely, while also putting in reasonable changes as would be expected with a more experienced leader like Elfangor. And the romance between Elfangor and Loren is so beautifully well-done, not pulling any punches or glossing over any difficulties while allowing the growth to be realistic and touching! Just to warn people, it's...rather long.
    • It's fairly well written, and some of the character interaction is well-done and believable, but some of it doesn't make much sense. For example, the kids seem to react very similarly or identically to how they do in the series when confronted with various situations, despite the fact that most of the reasons for them developing to ____ point is removed by Elfangor's constant formulation of plans that always work perfectly and allow the kids to escape with a minimum of any trauma. Cassie quitting in book 19 doesn't make much sense unless there's been some major crap that's gone on before that, and the kids probably would have died on Leera or the Iskroot world unless they had some serious experience beforehand and had become a well-organized and disciplined military team who were very used to making crap up as they go. And... they don't. The end result is that thus far the fic feels much Lighter and Softer than the series did, and there is little on-screen character development which makes some of the plots very hard to buy. Most of the action has also been removed - this fic is all about Elfangor/Loren, and doesn't show much else.
    • I found Elfangor's smug, superior attitude towards everyone incredibly grating. The author goes out of their way to point out how inexperienced and wrong the Animorphs are in comparison to Elfangor in an attempt to show how he leads them correctly, but ends up just making Elfangor boring and annoying. The lack of development for the rest of the cast doesn't help.
    • Third recommendation by RonnieR15

Be Stupid, by Felinephoenix

  • Recommended by dysphere
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Marco/Ax
  • Synopsis: Marco broke up with his girlfriend and Ax left his strict upbringing. Neither one of them expected the results and revelations of that one night. Finished fic, takes place after #54. Slash. (Marco/Ax)

Xenophiles' Dinner Club by applesofthemoon

  • Recommended by: Twiddler
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Two humans, a Yeerk, and an Andalite go out on a dinner date. What could go wrong?"
  • Pairing(s): Cassie/Aftran, Marco/Ax
  • Tags: Double Dating, Extremely Uncomfortable Double Dating, Human Nothlit Aftran
  • Comments: Great character voice, funny, an effective mix of antics and drama.

     Alternate Universe fics 

The Reckoning by What Would Ender Do

  • Recommended by R Donald James Gauvreau
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Animorphs AU, with the intent to fix/sane-itize/create internal consistency, allowing rational agents to take things to the extreme. Visser Three is competent, the Yeerks are moving rapidly, and the Animorphs are actually trying to win (but are inexperienced and unprepared). Inspired by Worm and HPMOR.

Animorphs: Redux & sequels by Cerulean Slane

  • Recommended by Marcus S Lazarus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After book 54, Rachel and Ax, snatched by the Crayak before death, make a deal with the Drode that sends everything back to book 20 to try again. Many things change from there. AU.
    • Changes include Melissa becoming the new Animorph as David takes a turn for the worst, Tobias making contact with his mother, and David taking steps to form his own team
    • Now has its own page; Animorphs Redux

     Crossover Fics 
The Animorphs Enter the Beast Wars by Gaz 42
  • Recommended by The Rich Sheik, RonnieR15
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Erik warns the Animorphs that Visser 3 has obtained an almost functioning time machine. During the battle to seize it the device is hit by a dragon beam, activating it and sending the group, Visser 3, and 30 controllers back in time to the Beast Wars.
  • Comments: Humans that become animals teaming up with Robots that become animals. Explores the parallels in character personalities between the heroes and villains. Sadly no Villain Team-Up here. (Terrasoar and Waspinator can beat the controllers.)

My Brain Slug by Insane Troll Logic - Animorphs / Scrubs Crossover

  • Recommended by B 2 WM and Guvnorium
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: So Turk just extracted a brain slug from a patient, JD’s being stalked by a red-tailed hawk and Cox has been acting a little different. Not exactly your average day at Sacred Heart.
  • Comments: Quite possibly the weirdest matchup I've ever seen with this fandom, yet the voice is perfect JD and the Animorphs are true to character. Very much worth checking out.
    • Quite possibly the best crossover I have ever read. A hearty seconding of this recommendation.
    • It utterly astounds me how well the author managed to convert JD's cutaway gags into text form.
    • This fic even manages to capture the transition from light and funny to utterly serious that's a classic part of both Animorphs and Scrubs.

Make A Little Birdhouse In Your Soul by Joking - Animorphs / His Dark Materials

  • Recommended by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They can't tell you their real names, or their dæmons' names. The Yeerks are everywhere. But they're going to fight back. This is a fusion with His Dark Materials - basically, Animorphs but with dæmons.
  • Comments: It's a rehash of the first book from the perspective of Tobias, a Tobias with a dæmon going by Elhariel. Just as in HDM, dæmons reflect the kids' internal states. I like details such as what happens to dæmons when kids morph or people are infested by Yeerks. This fic adds even more angst to poor Emohawk. Rated Teen for mention of domestic violence and child abuse, plus "the usual Animorphs nightmare fuel".

The Shapes of Our Souls, by Joking - Animorphs / His Dark Materials

  • Recommended by Joysweeper - Seconded by B 2 WM
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Animorphs - and their dæmons - reshape themselves. Or, six moments from the time period of books 2 - 5, as told by each of the six Animorphs.
  • Comments: Continuing on from the above fic. This AU just seems well thought out.
    • The author has a whole Daemorphing series on Fanfiction as Bird of Poetry and on Ao 3 here
      • I love this fic. Ax and Tobias' relationship is particularly powerful, and everyone is in-character.
      • The whole series now has a tropes page.

Shifting Times by Shadewolf7 Animorphs/Harry Potter

  • Recommended by The Warrior of Many Faces
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The Animorphs had an unofficial seventh member. A very young girl who got caught up in their secret war and was given morphing powers to survive. That girl moved to England. And years later, an owl comes for her.
  • Comments: Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Her morphing abilities have well-planned effects on her magic, the story is well-written, and the characters feel real. Main character is an author insert, but it seems to be handled well; though, a few reviewers have noticed some Sue-ish qualities. So far, the main Animorphs haven't made anything more than cameos and references; if you don't like OC Animorphs, don't read this. The fic appears to have died, however.

If Man Were Meant To Fly (His Wings Were Taken Long Ago) by Lia. Animorphs/The Avengers

  • Recommended by Olive The Breloom
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Anyone who’d seen the archer shoot would instantly understand his call sign of “Hawkeye,” but there’s only a handful of people who know the truth of his moniker and who he was before. And there’s only two people left on Earth who know the whole truth, complete and entire, because they were there beside him. (There is one more, out there somewhere, light years away, but he tries not to remember too often.)
  • Comments: Part of the 'Archer With The Eyes of A Hawk' series, it's an AU where the Animorphs receive assistance from SHIELD, and a few more of them survive. Begins with Tobias, a proper nothlit this time, but later works in the series focus on the other Animorphs, and various other characters. Well worth a read.

The prize we sought is won by tigriswolf. Animorphs/Supernatural.

  • Recommended by withrainfall.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Oneshot. In exchange for unprecedented powers, Tobias makes a deal with certain beings after the war. Set post-Animorphs and in Season 1 or 2 of Supernatural. No knowledge of SPN required, but it certainly helps if you're familiar with it.
  • Comments: Tobias is a good choice of character, as he was in a particularly vulnerable frame of mind as the war ended. Excellent writing.

My Little Pony: Morphing Is Magic by Tricondon. Animorphs/My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle and the other Elements of Harmony have saved the land of Equestria from Nightmare Moon, Discord, and the Changeling army, but now they face perhaps their biggest challenge yet. A challenge that lurks behind smiling faces and friendly eyes. A challenge that threatens to overtake the entirety of Equestria and enslave its inhabitants. But the ponies won’t face this threat alone. Help comes in the form of the most unlikely of companions; four teenagers, a hawk, and a blue centaur.

Megamorphs: The Wizarding World by typhoonboom08 Animorphs/Harry Potter

  • Recommended by Roo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Yeerks have discovered the wizarding world, and now that Dumbledore is dead and Snape is the Headmaster of Hogwarts they are slowly infiltrating the school. Luckily, the Animorphs and Ax have been informed of the situation by the Chee, and have come over to Britain to help — because a society of wizard Controllers would be a bad thing. Dumbledore's Army are about to acquire not only some new enemies, but some new allies and new abilities as well...
  • Comments: The first in the Magical Animorphs series. So far, there have been two sequels, which focus on the HP characters and their continued fight against the Yeerks: Magical Animorphs 1: Hogwarts and Magical Animorphs 2: The Ministry of Magic (both Complete).

The Hork-Bajir Job by Poetry. Animorphs/Leverage

  • Recommended by Opabinia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Oneshot. Set post-54. When three Hork-Bajir are kidnapped from Yellowstone National Park and sold to an alien zoo, Cassie knows who to call: a team of three morphers, an alien tech hacker, and a former Controller, called Leverage.
  • Comments: Melds the two canons really well, the author doesn't just drop the Leverage crew into the Animorphs world, they actually explore how each member of the team's backstory would be different in this universe. And of course, a good heist fic is always fun.


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