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It's Hard , by (RabbitKinder)

  • Recommended by: Fivepence
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Synopsis: Principal Krupp cares about his students, even if it doesn't seem like it, but it's hard, being the bad guy.
  • Pairing(s): Egg Casserole
  • Tags: 13+ Darkfic
  • Comments: What if the teachers of Jerome Horwitz actually made a habit of caring about the kids they teach? This completely misses the tone and feel of the books and movie, but is absolutely amazing in spite, or perhaps because, of that.

Daddy Issues by memeberd

  • Recommended by: FurorNocturna
  • Status: Complete
  • Comments: This one hits the feels. Very emotional, very believable and in-character despite the author stating they have minimal knowledge on the source material. For being written prior to the movie's release, it's almost uncanny how it nearly comes off as a possible deleted scene.

Captain Underpants AU - He Didn't Leave Us by KoroObsessed

  • Recommended by: FurorNocturna
  • Status: Complete/Possible On-Going
  • Synopsis: An AU in which Mr. Krupp didn't lose his powers and kept in touch with Harold and George as they grew up!
  • Comments: Essentially a fix-fic to the bittersweet ending the twelfth book left the series, so Captain Underpants is still around and has his powers and the adventures continued into George and Harold's adulthood. Holy cow, this story is good. It's predominantly told in snapshots leading up into the present day from Krupp's point of view as the boys grew up, his reflections on how his relationship has changed, and his side confusion towards the hero "Captain Underpants" who he's never once seen. A MUST READ.

Getting Used to Change by memeberd

  • Recommended by: FurorNocturna
  • Status: Dead, But is being rewritten and is still ongoing under the title of “Deja Vu”.
    • Deja Vu status: Dormant; last updated November 2017
  • Tags: AU
  • Synopsis: George Beard, the kid with the flat top and tie, and Harold, the kid with the t-shirt and bad haircut, (remember that now) adapt to their new life having separate classes thanks to lousy Mr. Krupp.
  • Comments: Being placed in separate classes may not have lead to the end of the world for George and Harold, but it's certainly far from glamorous. The author explores the very plausible conflicts the boys might encounter dealing with the separation and overcoming the new obstacles with the change. The spirit of the books and movie is well retained in its humor, characters, and emotional moments. Highly recommend this one.

It's Still Funny by predominantly_normal

  • Recommended by FurorNocturna
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Just like everything else- Disney pop stars, cartoons, and even George and Harold themselves- literature must age. And often, like everything else (Disney pop stars especially), literature ages for worse." - Now in high school, George finds it harder to get his best friend in on the joke. [One-Shot]
  • Comments: This is downright hilarious. Both boys are in-character with a light but fitting dash of character development being aged-up, and the author beautifully captures Dav Pilkey's sarcastic wit, charm, and fourth-wall breaking into their prose.

Getting To Know You by RabbitKinder

  • Recommended by Jackie_SugarSkull
  • Status: Currently a Oneshot, but will be Ongoing.
  • Synopsis: “Benjamin Krupp- THE Benjamin Krupp- Quiet, stoic, hard Benjamin Krupp- Oh, she couldn’t even think it with a straight face. Edith's thoughts on finding out that Benjamin Krupp, infamous principal of Jerome Horwitz Elementary School, was also Captain Underpants.”
  • Comments: This story is ADORABLE. Taking place during the ending of the movie, we see Edith’s mind racing over the fact that the man she’s had feelings for for so long is also a superhero. The writer also makes clever comparisons to Lois Lane and Superman.

He Saves Her Twice by HolyMaiden24

  • Recommended by Jackie_SugarSkull
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “One time Captain Underpants was there for her and one time Benjamin was there for her. Egg Casserole two-shot.”
  • Comments: This two-shot is both adorable and awesome, showing two situations where both sides of Mr. Krupp have come to Edith’s rescue.

Something To Keep Fighting For by RabbitKinder

  • Recommended by Jackie_SugarSkull
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: ““Help!” It’s the only thing I can register, for everything else has gone dark. There is a stagnant stillness that would have frightened me if I had the strength to feel anything except exhausted. And I am so exhausted. (Captain, while he's knocked out in the radioactive goop)”
  • Comments: A POV oneshot of the scene in the movie where Captain Underpants gets his superpowers. Papa Wolf characters are always a win.

From Fathoms Below by HolyMaiden24

  • Recommended by: FurorNocturna
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A loosely inspired Little Mermaid AU involving children both curious and rebellious, a very unusual confidant, a dastardly plot against two kingdoms, and a tragic love story from ten years ago. (As created under the name tornrose24 on Tumblr. Somehow I'm insane enough to attempt this idea).
  • Comments: Where do I begin? This troper is blown out of the water by the sheer creativity and imagination put into this story. It will make you laugh as well as cry, and keep you engaged start to finish. Highly recommended.

Braided Together by HolyMaiden24 and

  • Recommended by: FurorNocturna
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A platonic inspired Tangled AU with friendship, creativity, and magic. Also the usual humor and occasional prank.
  • Comments: Like with "From Fathoms Below", this is a phenomenal retelling of a classic fairy tale with the CU characters. While a little closer to the plot its based off than FFB, still has plenty of interesting and engaging twists to stand out. Laugh out loud funny and full of heart as well. Highly recommended.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque by SandrC

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:Children shouldn't have to worry about things like health insurance or staying in the black or bureaucratic tomfoolery. Until they do.
    They're only pranks if they don't hurt any one.
    (But the tiger thing WAS very impressive.)


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