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Passion of the Nerd's Buffy episode guide

  • Recommended by: Tutankhgeek
  • Not really a fanfic but a review series. With nearly as much humor, intelligence and passion as the show itself, YouTuber Ian Martin reviews every episode of Buffy and Angel in order. Along the way discussing themes, character arcs, subtext, philosophy, behind the scenes details and throwing in some of his own headcanons for a few of the franchise's more ambiguous aspects. For newcomers to the series who might be wary of the somewhat shaky first couple seasons he handily earmarks episodes that are either essential viewing or easily skipped. For anyone like myself who has been disappointed by SFDebris' reticence to cover Buffy this is a must watch.

All About Spike

  • Recommended by: Lagomorph
  • Spike-focused archive, though beyond the Spike focus, pretty much anything goes — any pairing (not necessarily romantic), genre, or time frame. Lots of good stuff. No longer updated, but is in no danger of going down any time soon, as far as I can tell.

The Backstage Series

  • Recommended by: Robert
  • Several stories, taking placing on the edges of the main series, all in the same continuity. Excellent worldbuilding. Includes some AU stories and minor crossovers.

The Buffy/Giles Fanfiction Archive

  • Recommended by: allthebloodybrits
  • Focusing only on the Buffy/Giles pairing, this website is perfect for shippers of this rare ship. It's frequently updated, and as of 2/8/13 has 817 fics and series in the archive. Started in 2007, it is still going strong.

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Jedi Buttercup

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • This author writes mainly relationship- and character-driven short-stories and oneshots, most of which are crossovers.
  • Notes: The above link leads to her AO3 page. Links to her pages on here and on TtH here.

Jet Wolf

  • Recommended by: Andrew
  • A particularly good writer with a talent for character voices. Her continuation of Buffy focuses on returning the Scoobies to their family dynamic and does so in a realistic manner. Essentially, if you disliked General!Buffy, Plotless!Xander or Distanced!Scoobies this fic is the answer. You can test the waters here with some of her gen fic.


  • Recommended by: Patrick
  • Femslashy work that manages the impossible — being authentically dark without a drop of Wangst. The best of his work causes one to proclaim Mad-Hamlet as Buffy's real daddy. This is a man who takes Earn Your Happy Ending to heart. Must reads include Prisms and Deeper.


  • Recommended by: Man Called True:
  • I have yet to see someone else nail the characters quite so well. No new ones in a while, but Meltha was rather prolific before then. Personal favorites: Who Died and Made You the Iron Chef? and Never Send Mom and Sis to a Vamp. Mostly Original Flavor with some angsty diversions.
    • Combined Forces is a brilliant piece of humor.


  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • This author writes mainly relationship- and character-driven short-stories and oneshots, most of which are crossovers.
  • Notes: The above link leads to her AO3 page. Link to her page on TtH here.

Twisting the Hellmouth

  • Recommended by: Mickey Moose, Dame-Amaryllis
  • The largest collection of Buffy crossover stories outside of If you look hard enough on this archive, you can find crossovers for just about everything, including obscure cartoons, vaguely known literary sources, and fandoms so small they're only comprised of two people. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but that's how it feels.

The Watcher Series, Season One and Season Two by Gumboy.

  • Recommended by: Roo
  • A spin-off virtual series that takes place seven years after S7 and centers on Xander — now armed with Cordelia-style visions and a magic eight ball that actually does tell the truth — moving to Cape Kenneth to be the Watcher for a young Slayer named Olivia "Liv" Fontaine (you may remember her as the baseball-playing little girl from the very last episode). The series is rather OC-heavy, and is written in Script Fic format, but don't let that scare you; the format is used well and captures the traditional witty banter and horror-comedy feel of the Buffyverse, and the OCs are likeable and interesting. The classic Buffy and Angel characters also feature heavily, as the older and established generation which are on call for when the big guns are needed... though apart from Xander (and eventually Spike, who becomes a regular, major character in the second season), most of them remain secondary characters.
    • Unfortunately, the second season hasn't been updated since the sixteenth episode in 2007 — and that episode ends on a rather nasty cliffhanger. There's also some Xander/OC romance, as Xander gets involved with Liv's mother Lucy (who in a staggering return to tradition knows all about her daughter's Slayer powers from the get-go). Consider yourself warned.
    • The author has migrated all stories to AO3. While he's given up on finishing the series he did add a summary for the final story and the end of the cliffhanger.

    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.

Lydia Chalmers' Thesis on William the Bloody by Barb Cummings (Rahirah), Ceallaigh, cindergal, Dori, dutchbuffy, Klytaimnestra, macha tatf (macha), mintwitch, shipperx, Sylviavolk2000

  • Recommended by thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This thesis is based on Lydia the Watcher's line in the episode "Checkpoint" (Buffy season 5). On first meeting Spike she says in awe, "I wrote my thesis on you!"

History of the Aurelian Vampires by Peasant

  • Recommended by thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A reasonably complete timeline of who was doing what, when and where.

Walk the Line: Season One by Elektra126

  • Recommended by: Barachiel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Faith Virtual Series. Faith seeks out her destiny as she was chosen to do and ends up in Las Vegas which ominously lives up to its description as the City of Sin. Post Season 7 of Buffy; ignores the comic canon. Does have a Buffy/Faith subplot, but it's not the central focus. Has an unfinished follow-up, Season 2.
    • Longfic, 119,106 words, 11 Chapters, rated Mature.

Venus and Mars by Glassdarkly

  • Recommended by: restfield
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: London, October 1874. Darla and Drusilla visit the National Gallery and encounter a gentleman who is intrigued by them. Clever, inspired, twisted story told by a clueless OC.
    • One-shot, ~8 000 words, rated PG-13.

With an Alien People Clutching Their Gods by Mikelesq

  • Recommended by: restfield
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Buffy’s death, the Scoobies face a new threat, and one of Glory’s minions devotes his life to the worship of his new goddess. Set during the summer between Seasons 5 and 6 of Buffy.
    • Longfic, ~34 000 words, rated PG-13.

Here Comes a Candle by wiseacress

  • Recommended by: restfield
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Spike is acting even more strangely than normal, and when Xander reluctantly gets talked into giving Spike a lift on Halloween you just desperately want him to refuse.
    • Horror story, though not in graphic and gory sense. One-shot, ~11 000 words, rated Mature.

Wish You Were Here (Instead of Me) by ChristinaK

  • Recommended by: restfield
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The date is July 26, 2014, and Sunnydale Class of '99 is having a reunion. One-shot, ~4400 words, rated G.

Cry by Wonder and Ashes (alternate link here)

  • Recommended by: Tiggerific
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: If grief can do one thing, it's bring enemies together. "The Body" AU. Oneshot. Contains hints of Buffy/Spike.

#hashtagapocalypse by Wonder and Ashes

  • Recommended by: Tiggerific
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: If the apocalypse comes, tweet me.
    • Contains hints of Buffy/Spike, Xander/Anya, Willow/Tara, one-sided Buffy/Angel and one-sided Dawn/Connor.

Season Six by electrons

  • Recommended by: rexross
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A continuation of the Buffyverse that doesn't follow the continuity of the canon. It tells the story of what happens after the Angel series finale. Buffy and her fellow Scoobies show up to save the day while AI goes up against the senior partners. This story is very original flavor.

Visiting Hours by Leonheart 17

  • Recommended by: HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Faith gets an unexpected visitor while she's in jail... set sometime in Buffy Season 6/Angel Season 3

Heart and Eye by Anarchy Rules.

  • Recommended by: Mavakor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A "What if?" fanfic exploring what migh have happened if (after Season 7) Xander went to L.A. and worked at Wolfram and Hart with Angel. He is still depressed over losing Anya and the Scoobies think he is dead.

Here Is Gone by Terri Botta

  • Recommended by: Hinn-Raven
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Peggy-Sue fanfic, starring Spike, who, after getting his soul, gets the chance to change a few things. Contains hints of Buffy/Spike.

Comfort by mat528

  • Recommended by: HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Spike is pissed due to how the Scoobies treated him at Joyce's funeral.

Let's Talk About Art by Sayie

  • Recommended by: HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Just a funny little oneshot, Spike gets a job as a nude model... in Dawn's art class.

Pictures At An Exhibition by A Gentleman Of Leisure

  • Recommended by: HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set in early Season 1 with Dawn present, the scoobies discover something is abnormal about three paintings in the gallery.

I Am What I Am by M. McGregor. (Peggy Sue, peripheral femmeslash)

  • Recommended by: Looney Toons, boonerunner, Frodo Lives, Demiserof D, apprenticebard
  • Status: Complete. Can be read here.
  • Synopsis: At one end of his life, a 90+-year-old Xander lies dying. At the other end of his life, a teenage Xander decides to dress up as himself, only older, for a fateful Halloween. Time twists and the life of the Slayer(s) will never be the same again. (As an extra bonus, the author has posted an annotated and footnoted version of the story on his LiveJournal that is invaluable to anyone wanting to study the mind of a writer and how/why he writes things the way he does.) Warning: some F/F and poly shipping toward the end of the story, but nothing actually explicit.

Not Even Jimmy Olsen by Blair Provence

  • Recommended by: Robert, Operation Shoestring, Looney Toons, and Amdijefri
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Season 3 fic. One of Cordelia's cronies gets drawn into a wild night of adventure, by her standards.

Here's Your Accordion by Drakensis

  • Recommended by: Looney Toons, Kalimada
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A twenty-something British man wakes up in Buffy Summers' body on the first day of the TV series. While not exactly happy with the situation, he'll use what he can remember of the first season to make the best of his situation and maybe make some better choices than the "real" Buffy did. Now if only (s)he can figure out why there's a 10-year-old Dawn hanging around. Oh, and yeah, stop obviously drooling over Willow. In the ten extant chapters, it covers a fair amount of the first season, but it has been dead since 2006.

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear by Greywizard.

  • Recommended by: Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A mysterious visitor comes to set Buffy and Angel right during the season 3 episode "Amends".

Identity Crisis by Vampireconfuser

  • Recommended by: Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A OC vampire's thoughts on his life and undeath. A very interesting insight into how a vampire who isn't the Big Bad, hopelessly in love with Buffy, or clinically insane views himself.

Lilith's Daughters by runaway scrape

  • Recommended by: boomslangvenom, Giant Eye, apprenticebard
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An alternative origin for the Slayer, vampires, and the Watchers. This fic unites the Biblical creation myth with the origin story of the vampires and slayers. The stories we've all heard? Those are the stories the men told. And they are true. But these are the stories told by the women. They are also true.

Phoenix Burning by Yahtzee (not that one, though)

Difficult to Fight Against Anger by Goat Boy

  • Recommended by: Somebody Else
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Inspired by Marvel's What If? series, this is an alternate ending to season six, where Warren doesn't shoot Buffy and kill Tara. Instead, he does something, uh, much more brutal.

Matryoshka by Danyel Woods (mild AU, some violence against major characters)

  • Recommended by: Tropers/Trace_Coburn
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Scooby Gang thought they might actually get a breather in the brief span between Graduation and college... but this is Sunnydale, and they really should have known better. As Xander returns from his road-trip, the Scoobies become ensnared in someone's Evil Plan(s) and make new friends and new enemies... but which is which? Mild Xander/Willow elements.

Nature's Special Effects by Babies-Stole-My-Dingo

  • Recommended by: Majin Gojira
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Xander goes to the Congo to find a new Slayer. While there, he has a surprise encounter with a creature that shouldn't exist. Oneshot, complete. Worth the read for the acknowledgment of different cultures around the world, language barriers and the appearance of a cryptozoological icon in a non-antagonistic manner.

Still Here by Christian Gate Fan (Alternate Universe)

  • Recommended by: Caellach Tiger Eye, Analiza
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: What if Drusilla took her interrogation of Giles too far? What if he was killed & turned, but the Scoobies got to him in time to return his soul? Can the gang keep it together with their world upside down? AU post Becoming P2.

Two Slayers -- One Heart (Version 3.0) by Wild Paladin. (Some lesbian sex between teens, some group sex. AU.)

  • Recommended by: Grey Paladin, HG 131.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This AU fic ignores the Buffy Season Eight comics completely, as well as ignoring Season Five of Angel. It opens with the Scythe-powered activation of two high school girls in a small Midwestern city, follows them as they learn about being Slayers, and features the addition of the Scooby Gang very early in the fic. As the Scooby Gang befriends the new Slayers and starts training them and others, things begin to go very, very strange in their town — as an old enemy of the Scooby Gang makes its presence felt.

The Uninvited Guest by Yahtzee

  • Recommended by: Furry Fury
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 'She will tell us all she knows, all she has done. And we will make our judgments accordingly. So you see - Faith has nothing to fear but the truth.' Like that ain't enough to be afraid of. AU starting in the end of BtVS season 6/AtS season 3.

Halfway There by Indri

  • Recommended by: luckylucky
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What happened to Giles in Season Seven? (Or the search for Potentials.)

Bring Me To Life by Jean-theGuardian

  • Recommended by: Wolfram And Hart
  • Status: Dormant. Last updated December 2018.
  • Synopsis: When Connor defies Cordelia, the chain of events unite both Sunnydale & LA's heroes for the explosive final battle with Jasmine and the First Evil. Who will survive the End of Days? Set during Buffy Season 7 / Angel Season 4
  • Now has a Trope Page here.

Hell Is Other Demons by Wolfram-and-Hart-Sauron

  • Recommended by: Wolfram And Hart
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:The Master, Drusilla, the Mayor, Adam, Glory, Warren and Caleb have long since been sent to Hell, and now they meet up to discuss their hatred for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Big Rock Candy Mountain by Basingstoke

  • Recommended by: Jackdaw
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Andrew is caught in the same attack the kills Jesse, and manages to find a place amongst the Scoobies to use his great interest in magic and demons. Life gets a lot more complicated when he becomes a soulless but well-intentioned vampire. Mostly gen, but Andrew/Giles and Andrew/OC are present. Includes slash, rated NC-17.

Dawn of the Dead by Beer Good

  • Recommended by: Pryderi and restfield
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What would have happened if Dawn was vamped at the end of All The Way? Tragedy? Angst? Not so much in this case…

The Price of the Wish, by Robert 2 ( link)''

  • Recommended by: Karasu91
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Cordelia, realizing she is on the Hellmouth, thinks a few seconds longer before wishing for vengeance, and comes up with A Simple Plan: go back to the day Buffy first arrived in Sunnydale with eighteen months foreknowledge. With that advantage, and her superb people skills, she could easily make Xander suffer as she had suffered while gaining herself a golden reputation into the bargain. She would be feted as the saviour of the world; Xander and Willow reduced to cringing wretches, held in utter contempt by all, even each other. It was just a passing fancy, but she gave it voice, and so sprang an age-old trap...
  • Tags: Darker and Edgier, Peggy Sue, Lovecraftian influences.

Pandora's Boxer by speakr2customrs

  • Recommended by: Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: At the completion of his trials in Africa, Spike is offered an alternative to a soul; a second chance. The cave demon sends him back in time 3 years - but wipes his memory of the intervening time! Will the same things happen all over again - or will it work out a little differently? Could this be a second chance not only for Spike, but for Buffy and the Scooby Gang? In a world in which “Kick the Spike” is a game more dangerous than juggling with nitro-glycerine, can they learn to respect the vampire and avoid the mistakes they made first time round? Or will entirely new mistakes lead them to a different but equally catastrophic destination? Warning: Story includes sexual activity and the pairings Spike/Buffy, Xander/Anya, Willow/Tara & Riley/Harmony.

After the Fall by Elena

  • Recommended by: apprenticebard and restfield
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the aftermath of Buffy's death, the Scoobies must attempt to go on without her. Notable for retelling the same events from seven different points of view, each of which reveals a little more of what's really going on. The series as a whole is R-rated, for sexual content (F/M and F/F), language, and disturbing imagery.

Horror 101 by amusewithaview

  • Recommended by: Sailor Boo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Everything I know about survival I learned from watching horror movies." In which Andrew's slayers dutifully follow Andrew's Rules for Survival™ and consequently have a lower casualty rate than any other slayer team. It's a typical rules fic with drabbles that extrapolate on said rules, usually through someone not following them.

The Watcher's Diary by endlessmuse

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dormant (last updated August 2017)
  • Synopsis: Rupert Giles writes down his thoughts concerning his charge, one Buffy Summers, throughout her Slaying career. Snark, British pride and a father's love found within. Each entry is based on an episode and will span every episode that Giles appears in.

Blood and Chaos by Aetheron

  • Recommended by: shukketsumaru
  • Trope Page: Here
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2018
  • Synopsis: Realistically, the average self-insert propbably wouldn't last long on the Hellmouth. Fortunately, death in the Buffyverse is hardly the end.

So It Is (re)Written by 23Murasaki & Stormysongbird

  • Recommended by: childofketer
  • Status: Complete through the end of S3
  • Synopsis: Buffy saves Jesse and meets Oz in S 1 E 1, and the closest thing to an Everyone Lives AU possible in Buffyverse spirals from there. The first few parts stick close to canon, but things go off the rails pretty quickly after that. It’s interesting to see the same characters show up in different contexts, and even though the authors have pretty obvious favorites almost everyone gets a turn in the spotlight to some extent. Plenty of slashy and femslashy ship tease and a handful of OCs, but actual in-text ships are limited to Giles/Jenny and Buffy/Angel, with Xander/Ampata and Jesse/Marcie in the background. It’s good fun, well-written, and fairly believable.

Wesley's Mulligan by Hotpoint

  • Recommended by: Melinda
  • Status: Seemingly Dead
  • Synopsis: A misplaced time travel spell sends Wesley back in time from season five of Angel to season 3 of the original show, when he was a vastly different person. He uses his knowledge of the past and improved strategy, fighting skills, and ruthless pragmatism to Set Right What Once Went Wrong, both in small ways like stopping some minor villains a little earlier and in big ways like trying to save Fred from Pylea early and keep Faith from ever losing her way. The story ends prematurely with several plot points unresolved, but doesn’t end on a bad Cliffhanger either.
  • The work has its own (currently short) page Wesley's Mulligan.

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

Bonding by Hayley 128

  • Recommended by: HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Buffy/Faith
  • Synopsis: The Chosen Two bond over their dislike of Valentine's Day.

Something to Talk About by Leonheart 17

  • Recommended by: HG 131
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairings: Willow/Faith
  • Synopsis: Post season 7 - Willow has something she needs to tell Buffy and Xander about who she's been sleeping with... *mostly light and funny*

Atonement by Katrina

  • Recommended by: HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Buffy/Spike, Xander/Anya, Willow/Tara
  • Synopsis: Buffy actually uses her head and prevents the portal from opening at the end of The Gift and therefor not dying. Too bad Spike's gone all angsty for his failure while Buffy has finally figured out she loves him. Oh, and there's a new Big Bad already.

The Dawning of Faith and Fruition by LJlashlarue (Femslash x2)

  • Recommended by: HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Buffy/Willow, Dawn/Faith, Giles/Rona
  • Synopsis: Romance fics. Really, really hard to describe without spoilers for something.

Bread by Tulipp (Explicit content, femmeslash, AU, character death)

  • Recommended by: John 17 Martin
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Willow/Tara
  • Synopsis: What if the season five finale, "The Gift," was really the end of Buffy? What would happen to Willow and Tara (and Dawn)? Warning for F/F sexual content.

Terra Firma by Tulipp (Explicit content, femmeslash, AU)

  • Recommended by generalzoi
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Willow/Tara
  • Synopsis: When Tara returns three months after Grave, Willow and the Scoobies must learn how she came back...and why.

Fixing the Factors by ImmortallySpuffy

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Spike
  • Synopsis: Spells and Jealousy and Treachery...oh my! Set during "The Yoko Factor", something has happened to make Buffy and Spike repeat the same day over and over. Will they figure out they're in this together or keep working against each other? Will they be able to fix the time loop or are they doomed to repeat the day for eternity? And just how many visits from a jealous Riley and Angel will Buffy be able to stand? Warning: Includes sexual activity.

Fragments of Perception by Cyd (Explicit content, femmeslash, AU)

  • Recommended by: John 17 Martin
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Willow/Tara
  • Synopsis: What if Buffy didn't die at the end of "The Gift"? What if Willow saved the world instead, but was forever changed? Warning for F/F sexual content.

The Great Advantage of Being Alive by Enigmaticblue

  • Recommended by: Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Spike. Background Willow/Tara, Xander/Anya and Giles/Joyce.
  • Synopsis: Set in S4 of BtVS. What if the Initiative changed Spike into a human, rather than giving him a chip? Let's just say the transition isn't all that easy on him, or anyone else for that matter. Will he finally discover the great advantage of being alive? Also has a sequel, All The Graces of the Dawn (Complete), set in an alternate season 5.)

Avocation by Enigmaticblue

  • Recommended by: Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Spike. Background pairings include Willow/Oz, Xander/Cordelia (temporarily) and Giles/Joyce. The sequel adds the pairings Xander/Anya and Willow/Wesley.
  • Synopsis: The gypsies cursed the wrong vampire, and by the time they rectify their mistake, Spike has been fundamentally altered. Now, the Slayer needs help stopping the apocalypse, and there's only one man for the job. Of course, he's not real interested in taking it. Begins around Becoming, Part 2. The sequel, Under the Sun, takes place in an alternate season 4.

Nothing The Same by Orchidluv

  • Recommended by: Studious Jones
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Spike/Xander
  • Synopsis: Xander doesn't deal well with Jesse's death and everything changes from there.

Where the Wild Things Are by Brighid

  • Recommended by: Sky Stained
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Mild Spike/Andrew, mentions of Warren/Andrew
  • Synopsis: Spike muses over the similarities between him and Andrew over poetry and whiskey. Set ambiguously in season seven.

Echoes of Beljoxa by myrabeth

  • Recommended by: Tiggerific
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Spike (with hints of Xander/Anya and Willow/Tara)
  • Synopsis: The Eye of Beljoxa made it clear that Buffy's resurrection triggered the rise of the First Evil. What if they actually listened? Buffy heads back in time to prevent the war she's losing, by attempting to erase the event that made it possible. She and Spike find themselves on a journey very different from the one they knew. Goes off-canon during Chosen. Primary setting is the world of Season 5.

Second'Verse by Litgal

  • Recommended By: Studious Jones
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Spike/Xander
  • Synopsis: Spike meets a Xander who never met the slayer.

Change Partners and Dance by A Dreamweaver

  • Recommended by: Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Spike
  • Synopsis: What if when Buffy first arrived in Sunnydale, instead of a souled Angel meaning to help her, she was faced with a soulless Spike, looking to cause trouble and kill his third Slayer? Warning: Includes sexual activity.

The Giles Thing by Dr. Squidlove

  • Recommended by: Studious Jones
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Giles/Xander
  • Synopsis: Xander meets the teenaged Ripper, and his relationship with Rupert Giles will never be the same again. This is kind of an ode to that look Xander gets in his eye when his life is imploding.

Vignette Series by Sassette

  • Recommended by: Matrim
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Willow/Tara
  • Synopsis: Moments from the lives of Willow and Tara

Van Rosenberg by Alcy

  • Recommended by: The Best Name On The Site
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Willow/Tara
  • Synopsis: The year is 1897 and the last thing Willow Rosenberg wants to be doing is battling against the forces of darkness, she’d rather be curled up with a book and a nice, hot cup of tea. Unfortunately, Willow’s stuck working for a secret organisation hidden beneath the British Museum dedicated to the protection of mankind from the evil which lurks in the shadows of the world. With her bumbling assistant Myles, over-enthusiastic demon-slaying friend Faith and an all-too-sexy employer who collects death masks, Willow is about to realize that perilous danger comes even to those who least want it. The discovery of a diary and the journey that follows will disrupt everything Willow has ever known, including her own identity, and reunite her with a love she never knew she lost.

West of the Moon, East of the Sun by KnifeEdge

  • Recommended by: Twoie 92, apprenticebard
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Buffy/Spike. Background Willow/Tara, Xander/Anya & Giles/Lydia. Minor Buffy/Riley at the beginning.
  • Summary: I keep having the strangest dream. Every night it's the same thing: a dark room, a big bed, and a silent vampire that I can feel, but not see. I'd be wigged, except it's just a dream, right? It'll be a cold day in hell before I ever willingly sleep with a vampire again... Set in an AU Season 5 with no Glory or Dawn. Warning: Sexual situations in later chapters.

Warmth by PhoenixVictoria

  • Recommended by thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Angel, background canon pairings
  • Synopsis: Because the demon doesn't just go away because the drinking, carousing, Irishman gets his body back. Set early season two- Angel tries to come to terms with his past, and gains some surprising allies along the way. Angst and fluff with a dash of smut, shaken, not stirred.

The Closing Distance by fluffernutter8

  • Recommended by thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Angel
  • Synopsis: "You went away today." Distance is not for the fearful. AU from "Surprise".

Living History by Lizbeth Marcs

  • Recommended by: Stormbringer 951
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Faith/Xander
  • Synopsis: Some people have come a place far, far away and a time far, far ahead to ask for help on an urgent matter. The time? February 2008. The place? Moscow. The problem? They're in Cleveland, September 2003. And that's just the beginning of the trouble...

He Can't See It by Brother Bludgeon

  • Recommended by: Looney Toons, Twizzlers, Caellach Tiger Eye
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Xander/Marcie Ross
  • Synopsis: After bullies leave Xander trapped overnight at the high school in a lightless closet, he discovers he's not alone — a girl named Marcie has been trapped with him. And there in the dark they both discover something new, something important — and in Marcie's case, something that could save her soul and her humanity.

Offers You Can't Refuse by sweetprincipale

  • Recommended by: Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Spike
  • Synopsis: Late S.3 AU. Buffy's only way to stay alive and expose a plot by a deranged Quentin Travers involves staying out of Sunnydale and staying one step ahead while Giles finds a way to save her life and get the evidence to stop the corrupt Head of the Council. But who watches the Slayer's back when she's the prey? Someone makes Spike an offer he can't refuse- but not what you'd expect. Warning: Includes sexual activity. Also has a spin-off, Finding Faith, a rare Wesley/Faith fic.

Uncontrollable, Unmentionable & Unknown by sweetprincipale

  • Recommended by: Tiggerific
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Buffy/Spike, Willow/Tara, Xander/Anya, Giles/Joyce
  • Synopsis: Set during Season 4's "Where the Wild Things Are". Buffy and Spike end up being trapped in the Lowell House during the peak of the sexually driven "manifestation" and begin to see each other in a different light. A trilogy that begins with Uncontrollable, continues with Unmentionable and ends with Unknown. Contains sexual content.

Meant To Be The Real World by Hellmouth Guy (Explicit content, femmeslash, AU, character death)

  • Recommended by: spiralx
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  • Pairing: Buffy/Faith, Willow/Tara, others
  • Synopsis: When Kakistos comes looking to destroy the new Slayer and everyone she cares about, the life Faith has built for herself comes crashing down around her, she has no choice but to run again. This is a complete reworking of the Buffyverse from approximately season three onwards consisting of three books (The New World, The Queen of Hearts and Revelations) containing just over a million words, it starts with a 17-year old Faith Lehane living on the streets of Boston and through an incredible series of adventures, plot twists, relationships, time travel, magic and battles through to the final showdown with the First. A second trilogy which retells/follows on from the first is in progress, with currently the first book, Tara, near completion.

Complement by Michelle (NC-17)

  • Recommended by: Elliotet
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Faith
  • Synopsis: "Faith returns to Sunnydale to help Buffy, but Buffy doesn't take the offer nicely."

Scar Tissue by Kristi (Rated R)

  • Recommended by: Lady Nomad
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Pairing: Buffy/Angel
  • Synopsis: Buffy deals (or not) with the events of ‘Empty Places’.

Heart Don't Lie by Nauti Bits (NC-17)

  • Recommended by: Miccola
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Spike
  • Synopsis: "Buffy and Spike face the consequences of a 'wild' night together: a bundle of (possibly evil) joy! Much more than a "baby fic", this is a multi-layered love story about learning to listen to your heart. It's also chock full o' freaky sex, fluffy bunnies, horny gods, catty brawls, cranky slayers, and the end of the 'verse as you know it!" Written in a Season 4 AU. Contains explicit sexual content (F/M)

Ketchup Blood by Kalima

  • Recommended by: Maybe Baby
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Spike
  • Synopsis: After sex, there's always breakfast at Denny's. B/S vignette with some humor and unpleasantness.

Five Words or Less by AGriffinWriter

  • Recommended by: Army
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Buffy/Spike
  • Synopsis: What if Buffy had been a little more perceptive concerning what Spike says directly after, "Out. For. A. Walk . . . Bitch."? How would she have responded if she'd caught his blunder? Spuffy-centric, slightly AU Season 5, starting after "Out of My Mind".

Remember When by Tempestt

  • Recommended by: Twoie 92
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairings: Buffy/Spike
  • Synopsis: Insert fake sister A into memory slot B. When the monks form Dawn, the PTB take a helping hand in the creation of the fake memories. How do the interactions with Dawn in the past change Buffy and Spike's relationship in the present and ultimately the future? Begins in S5 but quickly downturns to S2.

Forward to Time Past by Unbridled Brunette

  • Recommended by: apprenticebard
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Buffy/Spike
  • Synopsis: Buffy is accidentally sent back to Victorian England, where she meets Spike before he is turned. One part time-travel induced period romance, one part vampire horror story, and one part present-day Buffy and Spike attempting to move on from there. Goes AU after "Forever" and before "Intervention", and contains explicit sexual content (F/M) and extreme violence.

Brave New World by James M Fan

  • Recommended by: apprenticebard
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Buffy/Spike
  • Synopsis: Season 7 Buffy goes into the portal to meet the shadow men, and falls out thirty years later. The first thing she does is kill a vampire, only to be arrested for murder and learn that vampires are now fully integrated into society. Also, Spike's a lawyer now. Mild R for violence and some non-explicit sexual content.

Destiny of the Chosen by DauntlessGrace

  • Recommended by: Tiggerific
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Buffy/Spike
  • Synopsis: A challenge response from Elysian Fields. Buffy doesn't know she's been called as the slayer when The Watcher's Council fails to intervene. But everything changes the night she encounters a certain bleached blonde vampire... Set pre-series at Hemery High and will eventually work itself into a season 1 setting in Sunnydale.

Closer to Heart by H-FREAK

  • Recommended by: For Cadia 123
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Buffy/Willow, Kennedy/Vi
  • Synopsis: Examines the changes that Buffy/Willow would make to season 7

The Zeppo In Mind by M. Mc Gregor

  • Recommended by: The Sinful
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Faith/Xander mainly with dashes of Faith/Buffy, Xander/Buffy, and Faith/Xander/Buffy.
  • Synopsis: As Xander is with Faith in the Zeppo, he suddenly vanishes. Faith can't find him, but is he really so far away?

    Crossover Fics 

Xander Quest: Reborn on the Hellmouth by Judge Mental

  • Recomended by: Renko
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A quest runned in, in wich you and the other posters are Alexander Harris, who is also the reincarnation of Ganondorf. The setting fusion the world of BTVS with elements of a lot of different fandoms.

Questions of Existence by EnergyBeing

  • Recommended by: Sir Savien
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Warehouse 13
  • Synopsis: Dawn is Buffy's older sister, which changes all kinds of things. Like meeting up with Claudia Donovan from Warehouse 13, for example. This story starts in season 1 for both shows, unusually, and concerns lots of existential questions by just about everyone. The relationship between Dawn and Claudia is astounding (and completely non-romantic). This story and the first sequel are finished, but the second sequel is ongoing.
  • Tags:Gen fic, although as the Author says, the story leans more towards dark than light and fluffy.

The Doctor's Faith Healing, The Angel Has the Phone Box and The Doctors and the Keys by DWDuck

  • Recommended by HG 131
  • Status:
    • The Doctor's Faith Healing: Complete
    • The Angel Has the Phone Box: Complete
    • The Doctors and the Keys: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The second and third fic here are sequels to the first one. All of them are crossovers with Doctor Who, with the second one also crossing into Angel. There is some romance in them (Tenth Doctor/Faith, Spike/Buffy) but that is not the main focus of the stories.

Name The Stars by Gilari

  • Recommended by HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Firefly
  • Synopsis: A certain bleached blonde boards a ship known as Serenity.

Well, That Went Well by emw314

  • Recommended by HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Firefly
  • Synopsis: Xander, Faith, and Dawn are supposed to go on the run from Glory. Instead, they end up on another planet, 500 years in the future. Then they board a ship named Serenity...

Of Rifts and Vampires by enigma-kar.

  • Recommended by HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Torchwood crossover where Spike and John Hart meet and then the entire Torchwood team meet the duo. They then bash The Twilight Saga and its hack writer and go out for drinks.

My Daughter... the What? by Sevangel (crossover with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)

  • Recommended by Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Buffy finds out that Elliot is her biological father.

The Flipped Side of My Daughter... The What? by Sevangel

  • Recommended by Akatsuki Daybreak, Tropers/boomslangvenom
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Faith rather than Buffy is Elliot's daughter.

Not All Monsters Are Demons by imjustaguy (SVU/BTVS crossover)

  • Recommended by Luc, Majin Gojira, Marvel Girl
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A serial killer attracts the attention of both the SVU and the Council. The Summers sisters learn that not all monsters are demons.
    • The Muggle Way is a tie-in story by the same author. It is, however, a Dead Fic, abandoned barely halfway into the story, if that far.

Martian Manhunter by Mediancat (Crossover)

  • Recommended by Luc, Operation Shoestring, Looney Toons Tropers/RookEncounte
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Veronica Mars and some of the people critical to her life have been worked into the Buffyverse. She was a fan of the series and knows how it all would've gone, but she cannot tell anyone..."
    • The best way to describe this story without giving away the most interesting twists, is that it manages to take the best possible elements of Peggy Sue stories and Self-Insert stories and makes them even better, with a fair bit of ontological mystery from the reader's point of view. This was written after the Have Faith series, and as well-written as that one is, this story is even better. Especially good if you only know one of the series involved.

The "Have Faith" series: April 10, 1997, The Sum of Their Parts, That's What You'll Take to the Grave and The In-Dark, also by Mediancat (crossover)

  • Recommended by Looney Toons, Love Is Weird
  • Status
    • April 10, 1997: Complete
    • The Sum of Their Parts: Complete
    • That's What You'll Take to the Grave: Complete
    • The In-Dark: Dead
  • Synopsis: A unique crossover between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Daria. In the first story a mandatory psych examination in prison reveals that Faith may not be who she thinks she is.

Dwarf Bread by keswindhover (crossover)

The Lone Flower series by Vathara (Crossover)

  • Recommended by Akatsuki Daybreak, Robinton
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Bleach
  • Synopsis: Takes the standard "Scoobies wear a different costume and keep the powers" plot with a twist. Buffy wears a kimono once owned by Jushiro Ukitake, pulling him out of the Soul Society and into Buffy's body when the spell is cast. After the spell ends, there are far reaching consequences for both universes.

Girl With Gold Eyes by LadyYashka (Crossover)

The Dragonfly Effect series by Earnest Scribbler (Crossover)

  • Recommended by Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Status
    • Buff the Magic... um, yeah.: Complete
    • The Claws that Catch: Dead
  • Synopsis: Buffy isn't the Slayer nor was she ever a Potential. Instead, she is the daughter of Mink and Dick Saucer of Dragon Half, taken to the Buffyverse by Dick's sister, Joyce, to protect her from her parents' enemies. Things play out a lot differently because of this.

The Slayers and a Hanyou series by L Mouse (Crossover)

  • Recommended by Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Status
    • Alone in an Alley, a Slayer is Born: Complete
    • A Slayer of Nightmares: Complete
    • Promises: Complete
    • Unseelie: Dead
  • Synopsis: Basically built on the premise of Kagome being called as a Slayer when Willow does her mojo with the scythe. The first story, Alone in an Alley, A Slayer Is Born, chronicles Kagome's coming to LA in search of Inuyasha in the modern world. The second, A Slayer of Nightmares, focuses on Kagome trying to make peace between her fellow Slayers, who killed Inuyasha's wife, and Inuyasha, who killed Kennedy in retribution and has been killing the Slayers sent to extract retribution from him. The third, Unseelie, focuses on a team up of the living Inuyasha characters and the Slayers to prevent evil fair folk from creating and opening a new Hellmouth. It also features an appearance from Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin as a vampire who is later ensouled. There's also a short prequel set in the Feudal Era entitled Promises.

Trick Or Treat by Kei [Crossover with Stargate SG-1].

  • Recommended by Marvel Girl, EMY 3 K
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Buffyverse four years after season 7, and the Powers That Be find a way to screw with Xander while he's taking a bunch of mini-Slayers out trick-or-treating, thanks to an escaped Goa'uld and (mid-fourth season) SG-1. Complete.

The Flat Next Door by Tassos (crossover with Harry Potter)

  • Status: Complete
  • Recommended by Looney Toons, Caellach Tiger Eye, Maybe Baby, Robinton
  • Synopsis: In an alternate summer after the events of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry and the Dursleys are moved by the Order into an apartment when 4 Privet Drive is identified and targeted by the Death Eaters. Harry finds little to recommend the change until he meets the gentleman living in the next apartment — one Mr. Rupert Giles, whose quiet and respectful friendship saves Harry's sanity and soul from the depths of despair.

Counts of Blood andThe Muppet Contracts by Lucinda. (Crossover with The Muppets.)

  • Recommended by Luc, boonerunner
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis
    • Counts of Blood: Before a girl named Buffy moved to Sunnydale, the Master gets a visit from an old friend, Count vonCount.
    • The Muppet Contracts: When Angel Investigations takes the case of a murdered acting agent, they have no idea what sort of people they're about to meet.

When Hellmouths Collide by Kimberley Rector and Martha Wilson (Crossover)

  • Recommended by Robert
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ethan makes an alliance with the vampire god Bacchus. Set in early season 3. Multiple plans from Ethan. Effective Lampshade Hanging on oddities of the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys-verse. One of the oldest and better thought out crossover fics on the net.

Seeking the Incomplete by Marz 1 (crossover with Fullmetal Alchemist.)

  • Recommended by Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Willow attempts to use alchemy to bring Buffy back from the dead, and the Slayer ends up in Amestris.

Shadows' Waiting by runaway scrape (L&O: SVU and BtVS crossover, sexually explicit noncon)

  • Recommended by Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The SVU team and the Scoobies are both after the same serial killer, and their paths inevitably cross. There are some sexually explicit scenes, but they are part of the plot.

The Father Goose Tales by litmouse: Father Goose and the Black Knight (L&O:SVU crossover), Loyalties (Alias crossover), Secrets (Stargate SG-1 crossover, on hiatus), and A Schism in Stars Hollow (Gilmore Girls crossover)

  • Recommended by eset, Frodo Lives
  • Status
    • Father Goose and the Black Knight: Complete
    • Loyalties: Complete
    • Secrets: Dead
    • A Schisim in Stars Hollow: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Scoobies have spread all over the world, with Xander running the school on the Cleveland hellmouth. When he calls Giles to request another adult to help keep the girls in line, he gets Faith instead. X/F

Enigmatic Absurdities by eponine (House crossover)

  • Recommended by Otempora
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What would happen if the House team had to diagnose vampirism?

Oddly Familiar by Dr. Gonzo (Crossover)

  • Recommended by Majin Gojira
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Halloween's aftermath from a different POV. Other stories claim to twist the Halloween concept, this one actually does so by barely featuring the cast at all. Instead, it is told from the perspective of the character brought into the Buffyverse by the spell, and the aftereffects it has on Mr. Wayne as Xander's humor and love of junk food seep in.
Batman crossover.

The BSC, Vampire Slayers by Gilraen V (Crossover)

  • Recommended by Majin Gojira
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Whether they're sitting for the neighborhood kids or slaying vampires, the BSC will always be best friends! A marvelous parody written in the exact style of the BSC book series (or So I Heard). Knowledge of the series is not needed to enjoy this well done tale. Post Season 7.

The Scarab by BK The Irregular (Crossover)

  • Recommended by Majin Gojira
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An exile from the gods of ancient Egypt surfaces in California, at the Mouth of Hell. Crossover with Stargate SG-1. One of the few Buffy/Stargate fics to treat the characters properly, with no one group outdoing, overpowering or belittling the other. Though there appears to be Character Death at the start, it is far from permanent (thank you Sarcophagus). It reads like how a crossover between the two might actually go.

Every Silver Lining has its Cloud by Diresquirrel (Crossover with Forgotten Realms with a few mentions of Ranma)

  • Recommended by Prinny Ramza
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Forgotten Realms Crossover. Buffy is late in stopping Angelus and most of Sunnydale is pulled into Acathla's portal, ending up in the Nether Mountains in northern Faerun. Warnings for occasional naughty words, heavy violence, and gnomes.

Life's End, Life's Beginning by becuzitswrong (Crossover with Stargate SG-1)

  • Recommended by wswordsmen, USA Bobcat, Frodo Lives, Paddy Murphy
  • Status: Dead (Author death)
  • Synopsis: Xander miscalculates the amount of explosives needed to kill the mayor at graduation, killing all the scoobies except Buffy. She is then told she must attend the Air Force Academy, to join the SGC, to help stop a crisis that won't happen for several years. (Unfortunately, a Dead Fic as the author Died During Production.)

The Ghost In The Team by Marcus S Lazarus (Crossover with Stargate SG-1)

  • Recommended by Meshakhad
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Riley sends Spike's amulet to the SGC. Hilarity and asskicking ensue.

If Wishes Were Thestrals, We'd All Run Screaming by SusanAnthony (Crossover with Harry Potter)

  • Recommended by Frodo Lives, Looney Toons
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "Xander makes a wish and the Wizarding World will never be the same." Xander and Harry Potter switch places, altering reality, and Xander and Willow are the only ones who know it.

Alexander Harris and the Shadow Council by Tenhawk

  • Recommended by Spooner Wilkins, Frodo Lives, Looney Toons
  • Status: Dead (last updated October 2010)
  • Synopsis: So far this is a three-way crossover between The Addams Family, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Harry Potter. The main focus is on Xander Harris and Wednesday Addams as they go to Hogwarts but Hermione from the "Golden Trio" does get her share of the story. The story starts off with a slight retelling of the first Harry Potter book (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) and unravels it as Xander works his particular brand of chaos. This could well be described as a day-in-the-life story.

Bridges by Tassos (Crossover with Stargate SG-1). link here.

  • Recommended by EMY 3 K; Luc, USA Bobcat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the collapse of Sunnydale, Jack gets a call about a woman he knew over twenty years ago. . . and the son he didn't know he had. (Links to the sequels are included.)

Fear Us. We Are- by joshlamont (Crossover with Harry Potter)

  • Recommended by Frodo Lives, Looney Toons
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: After ending up in the wrong part of the Multiverse, a 27-year-old magic-warping Xander goes to Hogwarts.

In Over My Head by Random 1 (crossover)

  • Recommended by Snige Pippi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: John Constantine; is in trouble! Real trouble.... again. This time, his old friend, Ripper, might be the only one to help him! Even if Ripper now lives on a Hellmouth!

Revenge of the Red Witch by Stormwreathed

  • Recommended by: Majin Gojira
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: An epic tale of swords and sorcery, as Willow and a barbarian warrior from the distant past travel to confront a wizard who has stolen something immensely valuable from her. Buffy / Conan the Barbarian

Unlocking Torchwood by Jaded

  • Recommended by HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's a Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Torchwood Crossover. Dawn watches all of Torchwood with Andrew... in Cardiff... on a Tuesday. Dawn promptly finds herself right outside of Torchwood, being questioned by Torchwood.

Wishes by ShayneT

  • Recommended by Zulaq
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Anyanka is in a rut so D'hoffryn sends her to another universe for a vacation. Throw in an encounter with Q and things never seem to go right for her as she bounces around the multiverse. It's an interesting character piece and a look at exactly what a vengeance demon does, and a sort of cautionary tale about the dangers of granting wishes. Set pre-series while Anya is still a vengeance demon. Complete.

A Spark of Genius By michaelsuave (Crossover with DC Comics & Web Comic Girl Genius and miscellaneous crossovers)

  • Recommended By Gotterdammerung, Frodo Lives, Manga Manic
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Xander Harris was never called a genius, but after a different choice of Halloween costumes he is hit with a "spark" of mad genius, the abilities that go with it, and flung into a far different world. Come and enjoy the madness.

Far Beyond Normal and its sequels,Return To Normal and Redefining Normal, by jAkL

  • Crossover with Stargate SG-1 and later Star Trek.
  • Recommended by spacemonkey37, Looney Toons, Cousjava
  • Status
    • Far Beyond Normal: Complete
    • Return to Normal: Complete
    • Redfining Normal: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Buffy did not survive her confrontation with the First. Fortunately, Buffy has never been one to let death stand in her way...

Rifts and Transformations and its sequel Ruins and Explorations by Pythia (Crossover with Dungeons and Dragons)

  • Recommended by Frodo Lives
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sometimes you have to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world. And sometimes, you find you have a whole new world to save... Willow and Giles are transported to another reality and transformed for a higher purpose. Giles becomes a dragon and Willow a dragonkin.

A New World In My View by PH Wise.

  • Recommended by Cryptic Mirror and Dark Phoenix 94
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: That Halloween Xander lost a bet to Cordelia. His forfeit, to wear the costume of her choice, and Cordelia chose a Power Girl costume. As if that wasn't bad enough, when the time comes to change back the universe itself glitches. Xander Harris finds that herself in a whole new body and a whole new universe, one populated by superheroes and super-villains. Only it isn't the DCU that Xander knows, but the Marvelverse.
  • Tags: Crossover with the DCU and Marvelverse. YAHF. Gender Bender.
    • Absolutely superb. Regrettably, it hasn't been updated in a while, but it has some fantastic Character Development.

Origin Story By Chef Jack Butler (Crossover With Buffy and Power Girl)

  • Recommended by Mickey Moose, Dr Will Hatch 63
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Xander Harris/Original Female Character
  • Synopsis: This story is a YAHF ("Yet Another Halloween Fic"). Xander Harris loses a bet and has to dress up as Power Girl for Halloween. For an unexplained reason, he ends up in the Marvel Universe stuck in Power Girl's body. This fic was inspired by the previous story (A New World In My View by P.H. Wise) with the permission of that author, but has gone in a completely different direction.

Dance By the Light of the Moon by melannen (Crossover with It's a Wonderful Life)

  • Recommended by thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Spike/Drusilla
  • Synopsis: "No angels," Dru breathed, stepping up against the man again. "No peaches for William, no angels for Georgie, no wings for Peter and Paul. And only bells to pay Old Bailey with. Do you want to die, nice man?"

Expectations by Expectations by antrazi (Crossover with Supernatural)

  • Recommended by thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: To avert the apocalypse the IWC needs a special glove. To use the glove they just need to summon a special sword to their dimension. The Michael-sword is nothing like they expected.

The Devil in the Details By Chef Jack Butler (Crossover With Buffy and Anita Blake, with a dash of the Cthulhu Mythos tossed)

  • Recommended by Mickey Moose
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairings: None
  • Synopsis: A sorcerer seeking ultimate power attempts to raise one of the Great Old Ones, but his magicks go awry. Now the beast is on the loose among the vampires and werewolves of Anita Blake's Saint Louis. The first chapter was vetted by none other than Neil Gaiman himself.

Garbed in Steel by batzulger

Donna the Vampire Slayer by Nomad (crossover with The West Wing)

  • Recommended by Pryderi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Buffy’s demise at the end of “The Gift”, a new slayer is called in the unlikeliest place imaginable – the Bartlet White House.

Rainbow in Sunnydale by JoeB (crossover with the Ryanverse)

  • Recommended by Antonio CC
  • Status
    • Rainbow Over Sunnydale: Complete
    • Imhotep's Key: Complete
    • Witchfinder: Dormant
  • Synopsis: during Season 7 of Buffy and after The Bear and the Dragon, president Ryan is briefed in the existence of a secret Black Ops unit, called The Initiative. Currently, the series has three stories: Rainbow over Sunnydale, Imhotep's Key (crossover with The Mummy Trilogy), and Witchfinder (crossover with Charmed). Includes also appearances by Lara Croft, the crew from Down Periscope, and some other characters.

Legend by ShayneT (crossover with Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Trapped by an alien collector, Lieutenant Commander Data discovers an early 21st-century android excavated from the ruins of Sunnydale and a capsule containing the frozen body of one of the Eugenic Wars' most notorious figures...Buffy Summers.

Destination, Darkness by AzarDarkstar

Encounter by O 2 Shea[br]A Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight crossover

  • Recommended by Tropers/aetherial93
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: New Moon. An encounter not covered in canon, but one that could have happened... maybe. Spike gives Edward love advice. Better than it sounds.

The Military Option series by batzulger

  • Recommended by Mandolin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: With the Hellmouth sealed after the Season 3 finale, Buffy goes to college and joins ROTC to pay for it. She ends up in the Army, and fights evil while meeting numerous crossover characters, replacing the Scoobies with soldiers and stakes with assault rifles and machine guns. Unlike the canon Initiative (which does show up), the military here is competent, smart, and possess a great love of firepower. Sixteen complete stories. Crosses over with Predator, The A-Team, Bourne, Splinter Cell, The Exorcist, Joe Ledger, The Avengers, Fu Manchu and many more.

Buffy vs Loki by RaspBerryHats

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crossover with The Avengers. The God of Mischief has come to Earth, looking to rule it. He starts with Sunnydale, California. Unknown to him, there's a little spry Slayer that has something to say about that.

Blue Belle by JoeHundredaire

  • Recommended by Lustheron
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: He dressed up as his state's senior senator. Now he's a blue woman. How the hell does Xander keep landing himself in these situations? YAHF where Xander permanently turns into a 16 year old Mystique. Xander's new status as a mutant also causes several other students to come out as mutants as well (including two who get confused as to whether they're coming out as mutants or as lesbians). Better Than It Sounds.

Sunrise on the White House by Jaded

  • Recommended by: lindabhair, Mickey Moose
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Buffy's dead and cremated, so Dawn gets shipped off to live with her aunt and uncle's family, the Bartlets.
  • Pairing(s): background Charlie/Zoey, teased Dawn/Hoynes jr.
  • Tags: crossover with The West Wing, canon character death, AU after season 5 finale, some tertiary characters from Torchwood and Iron Man

Demons of DC by Laimelde

  • Recommended by: hpfan4ever
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: NCIS
  • Synopsis: Xander joins NCIS. The team struggles to bond with their newest agent. However, his mysterious past keeps getting in the way.

A Brane of Extraordinary Women by DinaneCastle

  • Recommended by: Mandolin
  • Synopsis: Hermione Granger started it all when she received that prophecy made by Sibyl Trelawney. She found a team of six other women and faced a hellgoddess trying to invade her world. But afterward, people went home with new knowledge. Five stories:
    • The League of Extraordinary Women, in which the team fights to save the multiverse. The story that started it all. Complete.
    • Cross Purposes: As the team returns home, they set out to find their dimension's equivalent of their teammates. Complete
    • The Secret Return of Alex Mack: The meat of the story, a 1.1 million-word epic published over 23 months that follows Alex Mack as she returns to her home dimension and begins recruiting allies. Complete.
    • Hermione Granger and the Boy Who Lived Prequel to Secret Return, it follows Mackverse Hermione through her seven years at Harworts, an MI-6 spy school. Complete.
    • The Secret Collocation of Alex Mack: Alex Mack has become the superheroine Terawatt, but there are things even she is unprepared for, like another inter-dimensional trip. Other women, like Sam Carter, Jaime Sommers, Selina Kyle, Hermione Granger, and Buffy Summers, aren’t prepared either. Complete.
    • Cross Purposes 2: After “The Secret Collocation of Alex Mack”, some people keep using their knowledge of heroes and villains from other universes.

Adventures of a Line Hopper by secooper87

  • Crossover With: Doctor Who, Torchwood, Angel and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Recommended by Omega 77
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A long crossover series between Buffy and Doctor Who (and their various spinoffs) that initially explores the two existing in the same universe without either managing to majorly alter any canon events of the other and later details Buffy joining Torchwood. Canon-compliant with Buffy Seasons 1-7 (it splits into an AU after Season 7) and all of Doctor Who.

Stunticon Rally by Dragoness Eclectic

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Transformers.
  • Synopsis: The Stunticons join an outlaw crosscountry road rally, and Dead End kidnaps Spike to be his driver. No, not Sparkplug's son Spike. That other guy named Spike...the one from Sunnydale.

Fly Me To the Moon: A Buffy Bayonetta Tale by Dr Gonzo

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with Bayonetta
  • Synopsis: Xander starts dating Cereza aka Bayonetta, so she assists the Scoobies and the Slayer Army from time to time while also dealing with her own enemies. Set after Buffy Season 7 and the second Bayonetta game. Also, many Umbra Witches besides Cereza and Jeanne survived the Witch Hunts so the order is still intact.

Almighty Engine, Infernal Thunder by Mabus 101

  • Recommended by Tropers/toxinvictoria
  • Status: Complete.
  • 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.

The Vampire of Steel by Dark Mark

  • Recommended by: lillolillo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crossover with Supergirl. Drawn by a vision of a blood-red moon over the Sears Tower, Buffy Summers comes to Chicago in search of vampires, and meets the city's resident heroine, the Girl of Steel. About a year after Buffy's and Supergirl's first meeting, the two meet again, to deal with the menace of a vampire who may be from Kara's home planet.
  • Tags: Action, Drama.

The Geekado, by Mariner

  • Recommended by Lady Pedantica
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with The Mikado
  • Synopsis: Season 4 of Buffy, as done by Gilbert & Sullivan.
  • Comments: I'm not sure what else to say besides this is really funny and clever. Plus all of the songs scan, it's a very well-written parody of both its "parents."

    Crossover Shipping Fics 

Jaded Golden Threads by Jaded (slash... sort of, it's a Torchwood Crossover and just read the pairings)

  • Recommended by HG 131
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Jack/Ianto/Dawn, hints of Spike/Xander
  • Synopsis: What happens when the Buffyverse and the Whoniverse crossover? This does. Dawn, Jack and Ianto centric and describing the plot would spoil something somehow (the pairing is even a spoiler). Also, the later chapters do a minor amount of crossing over with Bones, Castle, Glee, Charmed.

Defender of the Night by MMcGregor

  • Recommended by Lustheron
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Buffy/Xander, bit of one-sided Cordelia/Xander
  • Synopsis: After dressing as Goliath for Halloween, Xander's stuck as a gargoyle with all the strengths and weaknesses it entails. Covers Season 2 with the epilogue showing a bit of Season 3.

Handle With Care by Jedi Buttercup

  • Recommended by: RazorSmile, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with: The Dresden Files
  • Synopsis: Ms. Summers might as well have worn a sign reading 'Danger to Life and Limb' in large, neon print. Fusion-fic.
  • Pairing: Harry/Buffy
  • Comments: A nigh-seamless fusion of The Dresden Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer where the events of Buffy up to Season Six happened within the metaphysical rules of the Dresdenverse. Buffy joins Team Dresden for the raid on Arctis Tor, Spike and Angel are White Court and Willow ... well. Ships Harry/Buffy.
    • So does the author, pretty damn hard. It's all the fic is about for the first several chapters. And the seams are definitely there.

Pigtails and Tweed by Samarkand

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: NCIS
  • Synopsis: Abigail Sciuto meets the most fascinating people in clubs...
  • Pairing: Abby/Giles
  • Notes: Has a sequel, Infernal Liaisons (dead).

Buffy's New Job - Part 1: The Avengers by BuffyL, followed by the sequels Part 2: The Winter Soldier, Part 3: Age of Ultron, Part 4: Civil War, Part 5: Infinity War, Part 6: Endgame, and In Between.

  • Recommended by: Mfanforever
  • Status: Parts 1-6 are complete, In Between is dormant
  • Crossover with: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Synopsis: Buffy is recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. to join the Avengers and becomes Steve Rogers' partner.
  • Pairing: Buffy/Steve
  • Comments: While not exactly the most detailed of stories, the author's vision still shines through. All the characters remain in character, special note to Buffy and Tony, and the stories remain mostly the same, only changed in certain ways to fit Buffyverse into the MCU. Also, the romance between Steve and Buffy never seems forced or unnatural.