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Xana's Lair

  • Recommended by: Soul Jelly
  • Comments: A FanFiction.Net compilation of work from the writers of Xana's Lair, a long-standing forum with an emphasis on fanfiction prompts (amongst other things). This page features a variety of work from various talented writers; everything from shipping to genfic to drabble collections.

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.

Code Lyoko: A Retelling by G-Force 4

  • Recommended by: Ari Rockefeller
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A novelisation of all the episodes of the first season with added twist and turns as new scenes, characters and entire episodes are added to shake things up.
  • Comments: I was on the fence about whether or not to take a big(ger) interest in Code Lyoko, when I stumbled upon this story, which converted me. The first season (thus far) is reimagined with an Original Character named Jin, who is Yumi's twin brother and who doesn't suffer from 90% of the flaws of typical OCs.

Dreams by Zeakari

  • Recommended by: Carth
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yumi has been feeling down after their defeat. One night, she has a strange dream... but is a dream all that it is?
  • Comments: A whole lot better than it sounds. Beatiful, abstract, and intricately woven. I love this author.

A Monster of a Problem by Vector Z

  • Recommended by: Sithking Zero
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They say to defeat your enemy, you must become your enemy... but for unfortunately for Jeremie and a certain Krabe, that saying is about to be taken far too literally...
  • Comments: Sithking Zero: One of my favorite CL stories, and one that puts a unique spin on the whole series. Jeremie and a Krabe switch bodies due to a screw-up in a training scenario. Watching the two try to prevent their counterparts from finding out that they are in the body of mortal enemies is nothing short of hilarious, and it shows that monsters are not merely dumb beasts to be ordered around like slaves. Two thumbs up! Oh, and rendered AU by Season 3.

Growing Family by BenRG

  • Recommended by: Sithking Zero
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Aelita's naivete leads to unexpected consequences after a conversation about families and children.
  • Notes: Based on drawings by Son-Neko.
  • Comments: It all starts with Aelita asking how babies are made. Hilarity Ensues, leading to her having an eight-year-old child. It Makes Sense in Context. A must-read.

Ghosts in the Machine by Carth

  • Recommended by: Planet Cool
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Dark Fic. Sissi and Mr. Delmas are refugees in an Irish boarding school after a mysterious cataclysm hits Bolougne-Billancourt. Mystery, drama, and adventure ensue.
  • Comments: Hands down the best fanfic I've ever read. The writing is good enough to be in a novel, the characterization is spot-on, and the OC's are actually very fleshed-out and likable. The aura of mystery and tragedy is killer, and the light moments are great. Read it now.

Code Lyoko: The Forewarned by Starke

  • Recommended by: Soul Jelly
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: XANA is gone, but science moves forward, slowly discovering quantum technology. The Lyoko Warriors alone know the danger it holds for the entire planet. Without RTTP, they fight a shadow war against AIs and humans to save the world from its creations.
  • Comments: Extremely well-written, just like an episode of the show, and the amount of planning that's gone into it is very impressive. Starke's theories about the science behind the supercomputer and Lyoko are really interesting, and he makes good use of minor characters, fleshing them out and giving them interesting roles. The fic has, sadly, since been discontinued, but what there is is very much worth reading.

Code LYOKO: Fragmented Legacies by watfics

  • Recommended by: Soul Jelly
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Team LYOKO plus one. A retelling of the story with the addition of an OC and some extra story arcs, such as ones concerning Yumi and Ulrich's relationship and an expansion of the Project CARTHAGE backstory.
  • Comments: A fun writing style which takes inspiration from Scott Pilgrim, and litters the story with pop culture references. May not be to everyone's taste if you're not a fan of the "OC is a new student who also knows about Lyoko" trope, but the writing is good and the humour and new material is pretty stellar.

Return to the Past by Carth

  • Recommended by: The Apple Freak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A routine XANA attack turns into a big problem for Jeremy, when a return trip sends him back in time to June 6th, 1994.
  • Comments: This is an extraordinary piece of fanfiction, one that reads excellently all the way through. I highly, highly recommend it.

The Games of Moriarty by Ragnarok777

  • Recommended by: Thermalvision, GeorgieEnkoom
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Xana is gone. Victory has been achieved by the Lyoko Warriors. But a simple test to understand William's nightmares of Xana unveils a new enemy: Moriarty. This evil entity wishes to play a series of games that shake the Lyoko Warriors to the core.
  • Notes: Now has a Magnificent Bastard and a Complete Monster.
  • Comments: Something of a sequel for the series with a dark twist and compelling social commentary.

Hostile Takeover by Quallevra

  • Recommended by: EDP
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Not every Replika-hosting site was abandoned before Xana found it.
  • Comments: All the terror of a XANA attack without the Lyoko Warriors to stop him.

Rules of the Kadic Dormitory by X59

  • Recommended by: TeenLyokoFan7777
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After finding a voodoo doll pinned to a wall, Jim creates a rule that says for people not to. Hilarity Ensues when the whole of the Kadic students and the faculty decide to add other rules pertaining to their daily lives.
  • Comments: Made this troper laugh out loud. So many things go crazy as they add more to the list each time.

JLT's Code Lyoko by James The Lesser

  • Recommended by: 45xxx
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Story takes place after Episode 52: The Key. Season 3 of the real Code Lyoko didn't come out until like the author got up Episode 100+ so none of this is based on the real Season 3.
  • Notes: Has a spin-off, JTL's Code XANA.

Echoes of Echoes: Finding William Dunbar by SilverPrince

  • Recommended by: Ru Tsuna
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: 12 years after the show’s finale, the Lyoko Warriors have scattered across the globe to lead their own lives. One day, Aelita begins having strange dreams again, and that along with the disappearance of old teachers from Kadic leads the Warriors to gather together once more to find William—the former vessel of XANA—before the reawakened forces behind Project Carthage get to him first.
  • Comments: This story practically exudes Original Flavor and reading it gives the sense that the author has done extensive research to enhance the technological and historical aspects of the show’s universe and the fic’s plot. The fic has not been updated since 2018, but what has been written is still worth the read.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

All's Fair by Yayfully Free

  • Recommended by: Anthurak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sometimes love is a little less on the legal side of the law...
  • Pairing: Jeremy/Aelita
  • Comments: Funny, awesome crack. Basically, portrays Jeremy and Aelita as a pair of Crazy-Prepared Yanderes. For example, their marriage proposition was done using kidnapping and blackmail ON EACH OTHER. Only problem is that it's just a one-shot.

Ma Belle by EE's Skysong

  • Recommended by: Sithking Zero
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sissi finds Odd utterly annoying... she refuses to consider it anything else... usually, anyway.
  • Pairing: Odd/Sissi
  • Comments: While not one of the more well-known or supported pairings, like Ulrich/Yumi or Jeremie/Aelita, I have always liked this particular couple. Just a fun, fluffy story of Odd driving Sissi bonkers.

An Odd Couple by WeaponFanfic

  • Recommended by: Sithking Zero
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Odd goes looking for another girl to date, he gets more than he bargained for. This may not be a bad thing, though.
  • Pairing: Odd/Sissi
  • Notes: Has a fan-sequel, Two Days - A Sequel to An Odd Couple by KaltimusPrime.
  • Comments: Another Odd/Sissi story. Odd gets a new computer, and he starts chatting with a girl online. After really hitting it off, they decide to meet for the first time (though they do note in-story that this takes place after Odd did the exact same thing with the same results.) After a comedy of errors, even more Hilarity Ensues. It's funny, it's fluffy, it's altogether great.

Two Days - A Sequel to An Odd Couple by KaltimusPrime

  • Recommended by: Nanoline
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Elisabeth "Sissi" Delmas and Odd Della Robia have been dating for a few weeks, and questions are finally being asked. As Sissi begins to be drawn into the world of the Lyoko Warriors, she'll have to balance her fear of the unknown against keeping her newfound XANA plays a deadly game once again...
  • Pairing: Odd/Sissi
  • Notes: A fan-sequel to WeaponFanfic's An Odd Couple.
  • Comments: Although written by a different author, it appears that WeaponFanfic gave permission to Kaltimus to write a sequel story to the original "An Odd Couple" story. It continues from a few weeks after the original story ended, and follows the beginnings of Sissi joining the Lyoko group. The story has weekly chapters being uploaded.
    • The story is now fully uploaded and complete, with the author apparently planning further entries.

Crossover Fics

A Typical Day by Karna

  • Recommended by: Seraphie
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Transformers
  • Synopsis: A completely over-the-top parody that makes fun of every possible aspect of Code Lyoko.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, The Next Typical Day.

Digital Doctor by Professional Protagonist

  • Recommended by: Movie-Brat
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Doctor Who
  • Synopsis: The Doctor, Amy, and Rory discover a unique and unusual time energy signature and head out to investigate! Four junior high students spend their time in a virtual world battling an evil A.I., and whenever too much damage is done, they turn back the clock. What strange adventures await the Lyoko Warriors and the Who Crew?
  • Comments: This is probably the best Code Lyoko crossover ever written. No cheap shots taken, nothing felt forced. In fact, with a few alterations; it could suffice as an actual Doctor Who story in its own right. It just feels very natural and even serves an alternate series finale to Code Lyoko. It just happens to have The Doctor in it.

Code: Total Drama Reality by Lord Maximus

  • Now with its own page!
  • Crossover with: Total Drama.
  • Recommended by Ajustice, NicNat
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Jeremy/Aelita, Ulrich/Yumi, Sissy/Herb(Mentioned by Aelita), Duncan/GwenThough they do break up about 30 chapters in,Geoff/Brigette, Owen/Izzy, Tyler/Lindsay
  • Synopsis: Two years after the Lyoko gang shut down the supercomputer XANA has returned even more powerful and with new monsters. He soon manages to capture the Lyoko warriors except for Aelita. Meanwhile, the entire Total Drama cast has come to France after being forced to compete for another season in the real world and digital plane. Aelita turns to some of the contestants for help in fighting XANA's forces.
    • While I applaud the author for taking on such an ambitious project (it is a massive Doorstopper), I can't say I recommend this fic. There are parts I did enjoy, like his Reconstruction of the Courtney/Duncan/Gwen love triangle or filling in XANA's motivations, but a lot of the time he tells us things instead of shows them, and is a bit too fond of long, sometimes repetitive, Info Dumps (the entire plot is explained, in detail, every time a new Warrior joins the team, XANA delivers his reasons via a single long speech, etc.) Speaking of XANA, other than him and Aelita, the entire Code Lyoko cast is Demoted to Extra, so if you're coming from that half of the crossover you'll likely be disappointed by the lack of familiar faces. Some plot ideas are interesting but underused and/or relegated to occasional mentions; most notably the Cain and Abel relationship between XANA and Aelita is consistently mentioned, but detailed information is relegated to being delivered by a third party, while neither of them ever reflects on their past as family. The author introduces several major OCs who are very much YMMV in enjoyment; if don't like Kurt and Carlos's humor, you'll likely be annoyed by how often they show up to divert attention from the main story. A lot of the humor relies on Fourth Wall Breaking and Running Gags, which for me wore out their welcome quickly. Most damningly, the third major OC is a bland Deus ex Machina named Seraphim, who contributes to many of the Ass Pulls that the plot relies on. If you enjoy action stories, there's plenty of it, and that's what I'd consider the draw for this fic; if you enjoy plot and character stories, you should turn elsewhere. - Apocrypha

Code Total Drama Reality: Secrets of the Net by Lord Maximus

  • Crossover with: Total Drama and ReBoot
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • 'Synopsis'': Sent into the Web by his enemies Megabyte is left to degrade until he is rescued by an entity from a level of cyberspace no one has ever been to before. The being named XANA offers to help in his revenge and conquer the Net but when Megabyte agrees he unknowingly sparks a conflict that will not only decide the fate of the Net but also the User World itself.

Code Total Drama Reality: Heroes of Dimension Earth by Lord Maximus

  • Crossover with: Total Drama and 'Ace Lightning''
  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Complete
  • 'Synopsis'': Aelita and the TD Lyoko Warriors believed that they were the only ones battling evil on the digital plane but when a boy named Mark Hollander arrives in France he unintentionally brings with him forces beyond anything they have seen before that force them into a battle that could light up the skies of the Earth and threaten all of humanity.

The Code Avengers series by lyokoMARVELanime

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Crossover with: Code Lyoko and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis:
    • Code Avengers: They're enemy had somehow survived, and the last of them were willing to give their lives to stop him for good after losing everything, but something unexpected happens that allows the last two members of these mighty warriors a second chance at life. Brace yourself as Earth's Mightiest Heroes now find themselves united with two of Lyoko's. (Complete)
    • Code Avengers: Cosmic: The Lyoko Avengers are back with all of their friends and allies, and this time, they're taking on new dangers, villains, and challenges, because after saving the universe from being destroyed, how can you really expect any less? Alien invasions, tests of trust, and more will await our heroes as they soar on to new levels of adventure like never before! (Ongoing)


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