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Only one can wear the Crown

  • Recommended by Keya S
  • Status: Completed
  • Synompsis: Terry will never attain the perfection of Dick's movements, but even the attempt is too much for Bruce. Oneshot with Bruce, Terry, and the ghost of Dick's presence.

Batman Beyond: Volume 1 by Nomad 88

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Terry McGinnis is the new Batman on the block villains BEWARE. R/R
  • Comments: One of the best Batman Beyond fan fictions I every read, this is a remake of Batman Beyond which is darker and uses more for the per 52 DC comic universe.

Batman Beyond: Neo-Gotham Knights by Nomad 88

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Batman has returned to Gotham and not everyone is happy. A series of snippets and short stories that detail Batman's return and all of those effected. An Interlude between Batman Beyond Volume 1 and the highly anticipated sequel Batman Beyond Volume 2.

Hope is a Thing With Leather by Merlin Missy

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Terry/Max
  • Synopsis: "They've been dancing around this unnamed space for years." A look into how Terry and Max's relationship in regards to crime-fighting progresses over time. Things don't always stay so professional when you're all each other has in the world.
  • Comments: Brilliantly written, fast-paced, gut-wrenching, and realistic. Easily one of the best-written fanfics for the Terry-Max pairing.

Terry's Quest for Tea Cakes by Marie Nomad

  • Recommended by Cybertoy 00
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Some Terry/Dana in the beginning, but not the focus of the story.
  • Synopsis: For old Bruce Wayne's birthday, Terry McGinnis decides to make his mentor some tea cake, just like Alfred used to do. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the recipe.
  • ''Comments: Humorous and heartwarming, and filled continuity nods to both the DCAU and the regular comics. Also featuring a special appearance of a character not seen since B:TAS!

Prismacolor Shadows by Neo Nails

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Mainly Terry/Max, but some Terry/Dana.
  • Synopsis: A series of vignettes from different characters points of view all connected to colors.
  • Comments: Remarkably well-written. It features many perspectives and all of them are in-character.

Bulletproof Love by perch

  • Recommended by Cedarleaf
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Aquagirl/Warhawk
  • Synopsis: A cute little story of two very different teammates enjoying a quiet moment together.
  • Comments: Just a short, sweet little fic about two often overlooked characters from the future JLU.

Sleep by DJRabidPunk

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Max likes Terry when he's sleep-deprived and pretty.
  • Pairing: Slight Terry/Max.
  • Comments: A light, humorous look at Terry and Max's relationship. It's not heavy or long, it's just a fast, amusing read with plenty of enjoyment to be had by fans and non-fans of the pairing alike.

Resurrecting the Red by Lady Jaye 1

  • Recommended by The Otaku Ninja
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 50 yrs in the future. Wally's grandson takes up the mantle of the Flash.
  • Pairing: Terry/Dana, Max/OC
  • Comments: Originally a Batman Beyond fic, this story eventually branches out into the DCAU, with ideas on what the future Justice League is like. The OCs are well-written and interesting, and the story takes a few twists and turns along the way.

Last Son of Tomorrow By Ryuugi

  • Recommended by: SAMAS
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The battle against the Anti-Monitor took everything the Heroes had and then some, but it wasn't enough. In a last-ditch effort, Terry McGinnis is sent beyond the end of the universe, to find the energy that once composed their world. Now stuck in a world much like his own past, and armed with the collective knowledge of his own world, Terry must find a way to restore the world as he knew it. Of course, this world still has it's guardians, and there's no way to know if they'll help or stop him...
    • Is also on fanfiction net here

Learning Curve by Beatrice_Otter

  • Recommended by Hyatt
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dana knows who she is. What she doesn't know is who she's going to be.
  • Comments: A one-shot fic about Dana and Max training with Barbara Gordon to be Terry's sidekicks. It does a great job of getting inside Dana's head and showing her strength.

"The Suit" by earthy

  • Recommend by Night Robin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Terry finds out about Dick Grayson

"Old Habbits" by Basingstoke

  • Recommend by Night Robin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Terry is curious about Dick Grayson

Nelson's Wake Up Call by Bumpkin

  • Recommended by Jillie_chan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Nelson Nash thinks a few things over after playing an ill-considered prank on Terry.
  • Comments: A very well written story of how Terry is terrifying even without the viewpoint character knowing Terry's Batman.

Batman Beyond: Reunited by Drachenritter

  • Recommended by Darkduel
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Six months after a nasty break-up Terry, now a college student, runs into an old flame. Despite a tense initial reunion, the relationship begins anew.
  • Pairing: Terry/Melanie
  • Comments: A rather well-written post-series romance fic with a fair bit of action, inspired in part by various Batman Beyond comics. Rated M for some swearing, strongly implied mature content.

Batman Beyond: The Second Rebirth by Drachenritter

  • Recommended by Darkduel
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: After a motorcycle accident leaves Terry badly injured, Melanie Walker faces a difficult decision as she founds herself once again confronted with her own complicated past...
  • Pairing: Terry/Melanie
  • Comments: A direct sequel to the above, set one year later and likewise partly inspired by the comics as well as the series

Darkness Cannot Drive series

  • Recommended by zara2148
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Terry/Jason Todd
  • Symposis: "Listen, I heard the old man talking to Clark last night. They said something about someone named Jason." Follows Batman Beyond animated series, with influence/characters from the Batman Beyond 2.0 and Batman Beyond Universe comics as well as the new 52.
  • Comments: What sounds like a crack pairing is actually an exploration of their characters and to a lesser extent, of Bruce and his other 'sons.' Through their interaction, Terry grows into more of his own Batman and Jason undergoes a redemptive arc of sorts.

Partners by litra litra

  • Recommended by: Nequam_Tenshi
  • Status: Complete [[as of December 19, 2012]], sequel titled Inheritance
  • Synopsis: "In the wake of a major jail break Batman goes missing. With Terry seemingly oblivious, Matt decides to take matters into his own hands. Told from Matt's POV with some sections from Bruce Terry and whoever else I need. rated T for limited violence. FFDCU"
  • Pairing(s): Family relationships.
  • Comments: A fantastic masterpiece on focusing on Matthew "Matt" McGinnis, younger brother of Terry McGinnis who is Batman. There's forced amnesia, unconventional brother turned hero in a futuristic world, and how schwy Matt is as a character, hero, and person. The sequel is also available on both Archive of Our Own and as of February 9, 2018.

More Brothers by Lanelle

  • Recommended by Windona
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2018
  • Synopsis: Project: Batman Beyond was implemented far earlier with a far more ruthless Amanda Waller in charge of the project.
  • Pairing(s): Gen
  • Comments: An excellent exploration of what Cadmus actually planned, and what would have happened had Phantasm not gotten cold feet.

Crossover Fics
Second Chance by Domino5555
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2019
  • Synopsis: 50 years after a catastrophic invasion, Terry McGinnis goes back in time to prevent it from ever happening. Genres: comedy-drama, action-adventure, romance, science fantasy, and superhero. Rated T for intense violence, strong language, and mild sexual content. May be upped to an M. Co-written with DC Watchergirl from Chapter 3 onward.
  • Comments: Crossover with Justice League, Teen Titans, and Young Justice

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