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Status guide:

  • Complete: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Ongoing: The fic is being updated on a regular basisnote , or has received an update after a significant absence.
  • Dormant: The fic has not been updated in a fairly long time (several months to a year or more) but the author has not pronounced it dead.
  • Dead: The fic has not been updated in several years, or the author has specifically said that it will not be updated.

Note: Fics listed as Dormant or Dead will be changed to Ongoing if/when they receive updates. If you see a rec with a blank status, and you're familiar with the fanfic, please add the correct status.

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Everything done by Agent Orange


Anything by "scottishvalkyrie"

  • Recommended by Bryalba
  • Pairing(s): Most of her stories imply or ship Spike/Ed
  • A wonderful blend of dialog, humor and plot. I can't recommend her work enough.

Anything by metgear5

  • Recommended by eagle108
  • Two completed crossovers at the moment. While setting apart scenes could've been done better with some line breaks, metgear5 is practically a genius on the first crossover that features the Bebop crew dealing with a Predator, where the action and explanations happen quite realistically (or as realistic in-universe for the Bebop setting). The second crossover immediately follows after the Bebop crew handle the Predator, this time it's them and two ISSP cops with very familiar names versus a certain highly-advanced AI gone bonkers with its nigh-indestructible robots. The third fic continues with the Bebop crew versus Skynet, this time following details from the second Terminator movie, and uses some features relating to Half-Life, but at the moment it's dormant.

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.

Circular Motion by dawnsama

  • Recommended by Tantopat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ed needs some exercise, so she does.

Legend of a Cowgirl by Shok Xone Studios

  • Recommended by Lady Iapetus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Seven years postBebop...Edward is all grown up, and she's on a mission of vengeance! But can a rogue hacker alone take down a ruthless murderer?

Moonlight Sonata by HeyItsMJ

  • Recommended by Dont Kill Bugs
  • Status: Complete- Oneshot
  • Synopsis: She tires of the desert. And when Ed tires of something, she leaves.

In the Rain by JeanBiscuit

  • Recommended by checkreality
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A continuation of Cowboy Bebop, of sorts, starting at the ending of the final episode. Reader saves Spike from certain death at the front steps of the Red Dragon headquarters, then reunites him with the other members of the Bebop crew. Reader is persuaded to stay on the Bebop by Spike, who points out that she is the only medical professional on the ship. With Spike being hunted by the remnants of the syndicate, and Reader's own past to consider, a wild ride is sure to ensue.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Karma by disposeablehero

  • Recommended by katsume34
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Spike/Faye
  • Synopsis: Bounty heads, Ganymede lobsters, Wild Turkey, diamonds, revelations and caterwauling. Just two weeks on the Bebop.
  • Tags: Set after tRFB.

Left Eye by bebop-aria

  • Recommended by katsume34
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Spike/Julia/Vicious
  • Synopsis: Brotherhood. Violence. Politics. Sex. Revenge. Love. Betrayal. Jazz. Spike, Julia and Vicious' lives before 2068, assembled from the photo album of still images in the series.
  • Tags: Language, violence, drug use, sex

The Most Dangerous Game by metgear5
  • Recommended by Overlord 347
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A crossover with Predator, the Bebop crew cross paths with the titular alien headhunter who happens to be in the middle of a nice safari hunting one of its favorite prey species: humans.

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