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  • Recommended by Eddy1215, EeveeMistress
  • Pairings: Danny/Sam
  • One of few writers who have captured the essence of the series. He has created a series of stories that take place following the Grand Finale called the Facing the Future Series. Fans will truly enjoy how he handles Danny and Sam's Relationship Upgrade following the end. Among the many plotlines he's brought into play, he has done something entirely unique with Sam, which makes her more than just Danny's new girlfriend, but also his new partner. Many readers agree that this would be how the fourth season should've worked.

Cordria (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by Donteatacowman, JackieDanielStark, sabros413, Blu Fox, Magic246222, alzbeta, sphinxie
  • Pairings: Various
  • An awesome writer with an immensely wide range of genres under her belt, Cordria is one of most popular Danny Phantom fanfic writers there is, a title that is very well-deserved.
    • Seconded by Blu Fox. Seriously, Cori is one of the best DP writers, and she makes an awesome beta-reader. By far, one of her most popular works is Pits, a thrilling story of Danny getting himself into a scheme of Walker's that's so much worse than you think. It explores Danny's emotional fragility and despair—you'll be in tears for him all the way through.
    • Thirded by Magic 246222. I've been reading her work for years, and all she ever does is get better. She can write angst (oh god, her angst), fluff, horror, humor, gen, romance, dark, anything. She doesn't update as often as she used to, but the reason behind that is that she works really hard on her chapters, and when they do get posted they are totally worth the wait.

Ellen Brand

  • Recommended by prussianredknight
  • Pairings: None
  • A wonderful mix of characters' introspective monologues, poetry, mythology, psychoanalysis, and the best OC I've ever had the pleasure of reading (Cade Maboroshi, school psychologist and ex-police profiler). The fics are mostly oneshots with some short chapter fics, but they're deep, compelling, and have spot-on characterization that lends itself to multiple re-reads. Also has crossover fics with Case Closed and Magic Kaito.

FiveRivers (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by Rhonin.
  • Pairings: Slight Danny/Sam.
  • This author has written a lot of stories based on the show. The crown jewel in this troper's opinion being Mortified, which stands at nearly 500,000 words and features lots of world building and a wonderful plot. Also has written quite a few oneshot collections.



  • Recommended by Edokage
  • Pairings: Various, but usually Danny/Sam
  • Wrote a lot of stories on as "Chaos Dragon" before moving to Archive of Our Own (mostly oneshots). Generally makes good quality stories.

Silent Elegy

  • Recommended by Donteatacowman
  • Pairings: None
  • Wrote an entire series of 21 fanfics, all sticking to their own canon. Essentially another season of DP with a twist. She explores Danny's reactions to some OC villains and anti-heroes, various plots with new settings (including a chilling crossover with The Suffering), and some clever parodies. Her last few fics are a little harder to read, but her intricacies, attention to detail, vivid storytelling, and creativity makes her work a pleasure to read.

    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.

Adoption Nightmare by princessbinas (link here)

  • Recommended by Tropers
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Brianna Wallace is an orphan who gets adopted by the Fentons. She has many doubts that linger from her past, making her seem a bit cold and a bit of an arsehole. It doesn't help when Skulker makes her life go upside down and making her have to learn things like trust, opening up completely, and how to interact appropriately.

Danny Fenton's Day Off by Lilacspectacles

  • Recommended by HypnoticWhere
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For as much crime half ghost teen Danny Fenton has defeated, can he fight off a nasty fever?
  • Comments: A sick fic that really hits you in the feels. It's well written and absolutely oozes the trademark Danny Fenton sarcasm.

The Soul Sepulcher by Sholay

  • Recommended by Sweece
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Something dark is stirring in Amity. It begins with a strange ghost attack on the museum; soon Danny's problems are multiplying faster than he can handle: haywire powers, murder, school, Vlad... Now Clockwork arrives bearing a mysterious glowing stone…
  • Comments: A well written and engaging story, though don't go in expecting a resolution, as unfortunately the story hasn't been updated in several years.

Almost Got 'Im by Moss Royal

  • Recommended by RighteousFury
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A card game between Danny's most hated foes elicits their tales of how they've "almost got 'im."
  • Comments: As you may be able to guess from the title and description, this is a DP version of the legendary Batman: The Animated Series episode of the same name. Like that episode, the highlight of this fic is the interaction of all the villains with each other and the stories they tell fit the characters of each ghost to a T. An excellent fic for fans of either show, this one will definitely give you new appreciation for Danny's rogues gallery.

One Hit by SilverRaven16

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Dash Baxter never thought that he'd one day be standing in front of a judge in court, being tried for a murder he didn't mean to cause. One hit, was all it took. One act taken too far. And now, Danny Fenton's blood was on his hands because of the jocks he used to call his friends. He's taken a human life away. He pleas for his innocence. But, will anyone bother to listen?
  • Comments: This story is for haters of Dash Baxter—the guy with no redeeming qualities in my opinion. It's a great story, but sadly the price for Dash getting what he deserves is Danny's death.

My Grandfather's Ghost by Alex Schira

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Danny died when his son was four years old. Many years later, his (non-powered) son and twin granddaughters are sell-outs, and no ghosts have been seen for many years. His grandson Alan, an ex-boxer, doesn't buy it at all until he becomes a halfa himself by accident. Now, ghosts mistake him for Danny, and a still-living Vlad is digging around.
  • Comments: Much love for boxing and detective work. This work is a far cry from the usual "next generation" stories and has dry wit to match its originality. Highly recommended. Most unfortunately a Dead Fic.

Disclosures by Nonny The Anon One

  • Recommended by Assassin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Danny is critically injured in a fight with Valerie, his secret is out, and now as he hovers between life and death, the people in his life reflect on their fear of losing him, while devising a plot to save him, with each chapter alternating in 1st person POV.
  • Comments: This is very much a Tearjerker. So please get ready to get water every few chapters. All the characters act very real, with each perspective added a new depth and a unique emotional response to the events which progressed throughout the story. Very well written and it fleshes out the characters considerably, while still somewhat maintaining their original personalities.
    • Please enter into this fic with the understanding that it is a character-, not plot-driven concept fic.

Anathema by Firefury Amahira

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story of The Ultimate Enemy from the mouth of the monster himself.
  • Comments: Connecting a number of missing pieces and unwritten history, this is first of a quartology, no joke. Most notably, it touches on why Dan has such an interest in killing Valerie and his misadventures in the Ghost Zone and attacks on Amity Park. Even more notable is the other three works that accompany it, which include Valerie's story, a story that focuses on the psychological implications that make up Dan and Dan being returned to his own time. Has influenced fanon as well.

Boredom by Baronofbeefdip

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Vlad is playing host to other villains from the show... and it's driving him insane.
  • Comments: How long would it take for villains to get bored, anyway? Absolutely hilarious.

Smokescreen by Nylah

  • Recommended by Anthiens, pisoprano
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The hero having amnesia is totally overdone... but what if everything only seems to be normal? After a concussion, Danny's having problems remembering the oddest things... only that's not what is wrong. His powers are going weird the more he uses them... and so, a visit to Vlad finds something far worse than a concussion going on.
  • Comments: Paranoia Fuel. Who's to say that you aren't you, but somebody else? It also has a real world scientific explanation for Dani being a girl.
    • Gracie Geek—Seconded. I read it in one sitting. The ending felt a little rushed, but otherwise tear-jerking. What I liked best is that the main character felt like the Danny Fenton we know, but at the same time, felt like a different person.
    • Tropers/sabros413—Thirded. The ending is indeed very rushed and could've been far better if more time was put into it, but nevertheless its great plot and high suspense make up for it.

Seizure by Squirrel holding a bazooka

  • Recommended by AoibheannKat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An FBI raid on Vlad's place turns up many surprises, one of them being Danny's "cousin." But little does Danny know that his clone will soon be enrolled in school with him. Chaos ensues.
  • Comments: Vlad has made many more clones of Danny than originally thought, and a new governments sector wants to use that to their advantage.

Truth's Declared by RENTlover135

  • Recommended by Jeanie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It started as a simple school field trip. But after an accident, six teens are left alone in the Fenton RV. Danny is accidentally given truth serum, and what began as a fun game, blossomed into a fullrage war.
  • Comments: What happens when our heroes get into a car crash going to Washington for a field-trip? With Jazz driving, it isn't as fun. And what's worse is that Paulina, Dash, and Valerie are along for the ride as well. But when our favorite hero accidentally passes out and they give him something to drink, it turns out to be truth serum.
    • I checked out the fic, but while the synopsis sounds good on paper, it has a lot of spelling and formatting errors that need correcting. Maybe it has good stuff later on, but you'd really have to bear with it. And that's not mentioning the fact that this TV Tropes entry was originally poorly formatted itself...

The Ultimate Reality Clash by Major144

  • Recommended by rockysavannah
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the events of Phantom Planet, Dan (Dark Danny) is freed from his prison and vows revenge on Danny and his friends. To make matters worse, Dan has the Reality Gauntlet. Now, Danny and his friends must stop Dan from killing them and destroying reality.
  • Comments: This is an amazing fanfic. It's written like an unofficial fourth season and gives some of the one-off villains from Season 3 something useful to do. It has some well-written fight scenes and the chapters are written as halves of an episode. Although the writer does pull some things out of thin air, like Clockwork being in a group of a Ghosts that control abstract concepts (space, chaos, order). Also, some major characters are killed off. Overall, this is a great continuation to the show after the series finale.

Powerless by PixieGirl13

  • Recommended by Anthiens, Donteatacowman, J Blaze, Zalein, Jackie Daniel Stark
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Vlad kidnaps Danny away from Amity Park, puts a watch that renders Danny powerless on him, and drags him to Japan to find out what's behind a golem that's killing people.
  • Comments: Danny learns forethought and starts leaving his Xanatos Sucker-dom behind. He even sets up a little gambit against Vlad and wins—sort of. He's still stuck with Vlad.

A Secret Uncovered by Darth Frodo

  • Recommended by Michael JJ
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Thanks to a snooping reporter, Danny's secret is out. Now, he has to deal with being the center of attention, mending a bridge with Valerie, and tracking down the ghost that sold him out.
  • Comments: A plot used rather often, Darth Frodo takes it and turns it into a truly great fic. The first time through I read it all in one night, very excellent. Takes place instead of Reality Trip.

Plasmius: The Orgins of Vlad! by wafische

  • Recommended by Michael JJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The full story of Vlad, from the accident that gave him his powers to his first contact with Danny.
  • Comments: Very well written, with little contradiction. Written before Season 3, so none of the Character Derailment Vlad had from that season.

Mars by Jade Rabbyt

  • Recommended by Captain Planette
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: After an explosive disaster, Danny finds himself alone. Old dreams mingle with new obsessions, drawing him inexplicably skyward.
  • Comments: The way Danny finds himself coping after Sam and Tucker have died is the most realistic reaction I have ever seen in fanfiction. Life goes on for Danny, and everyone else, and his life takes a detour that is certainly interesting. A shame it was never continued, but what is there is stunning.
    • SubversionStation: Tentatively seconded. The fic is definitely interesting and well-written (especially when it comes to Danny's time in the ROTC), but it has little of what draws many people to the show—Danny loses his Deadpan Snarker tenancies, gives up ghost-fighting, and spends most of his time surrounded by (at least decently written) OCs. If you read this fic, do so prepared for exclusive focus on Danny and his slow healing process, not any of the more more unique aspects of the show.

The Return of Dani Phantom by R.tistiC

  • Recommended by Jcogginsa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. A few years after Phantom Planet, an unexpected visitor comes. And she's getting pumped. An encounter with The Guys in White, Wulf making a new friend, Danny being saved in grave peril: It all leads up to one thing...the Dani with an "I" is back.
  • Comments: It's easily the best Danny Phantom fic I've ever read. It's very thoughtful and really fleshes out Dani's character.
    • Has a page to be filled out here.

Ghosts in the Closet by MyAibou

  • Recommended by Gorsecloud, Ellawenna, Masterbow, alzbeta
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Danny/Sam, Tucker/Valerie, Jazz/OC
  • Synopsis: It's Christmas Eve, nearly ten years after the events of Phantom Planet, and all's not well. Danny's gone, Sam's expecting, and the Guys in White and their supporters are on the rampage. Danny's family and friends are divided in more ways than one, and it's taking its toll on everyone. Bit by bit, this story reveals pieces of the puzzle that answer one simple question: "What happened?" Then it drives forward to it's conclusion to answer a second: "What will happen?"
  • Comments: Another one of the best pieces I've ever read. Myaibou, more than any author I've yet seen in the fandom, writes an intriguing scenario for what happens after Phantom Planet, and possibly one of the most accurate ones if Danny Phantom were real—with a country as likely to persecute a savior of the planet as thank him, all because he's different. The reality with which she writes the struggles and challenges of trying to mount a political campaign in the face of adversity (as well as several other problems that Danny's disappearance causes) is incredible, and when Myaibou added an original character to the mix, he integrated himself into the fold very nicely. This troper found herself watery-eyed one moment, covering her mouth with laughter the next, then moments later gasping with shock at an unexpected revelation. And the epilogue is cute for its own sake. There's something about a floating drool-covered green teething ring that just makes you want to say "d'aww." Major recommendation, along with Myaibou's other Danny Phantom stories.
    • Seconded. If you like Danny Phantom, you need to read this story—it is as simple as that.
    • The story is actually part of a series of stories. The entire series can be found in the Authors section above.

Bloody Childhood by WTFWonder

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: While chasing Spectra, Danny gets stuck in another world and meets the No-Life King in the eighties and gets stuck there.
  • Comments: A messed up, sadly Dead Fic that only has four chapters. What is is there is rather excellent.

Deathday Revelations by Angel Baby1

Lost by Nylah

  • Recommended by Donteatacowman
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Danny wakes up in an abandoned cabin with no memory of how he got there, or anything at all for that matter. He finds his emotions constantly in turmoil as he struggles to survive in the slums of Amity Park. When he's eventually claimed by a strange family called the Fentons, who tell him that he is the only survivor of a camping trip with Tucker Foley and Sam Manson gone awry, Danny struggles with guilt, alcohol addiction, and his own mental darkness.
  • Comments: An astounding fic. Danny is plagued by his own hero complex right and left, and even he doesn't know if he'll be able to save his former friends this time.
    • Gracie Geek: So, SO seconded! This author knows how to write some truly great psychological nightmare fuel—Danny's breakdown is written very realistically, and some parts are so heartbreakingly hard to read, but I can't put it down. The best DP fanfic I've read, period.

How to Piss Off Danny Fenton by libraluvr

  • Recommended by Living Error
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Danny/Sam
  • Synopsis: Dash does everything in his power to piss off Danny to prove that Danny couldn't beat him up no matter how mad he was. Big mistake.
  • Comments: The most well written and funniest "Dash crosses the line so Danny puts him in his place" story I have ever read. The sequel, How to Avoid Getting Suspended is also amazing and deserves notice.
    • I sadly have to disagree. The characters are so OOC that even the author admits it. There's also this weird attitude in both the original and the sequel where Dash forcefully kissing Sam is mostly addressed as an insult to Danny, and not as Dash forcing himself on a classmate out of spite. When the characters are mad about it, they're mad because she's "Danny's Girlfriend", and not because she's a sentient human being who got assaulted. Sam's feelings on the matter are an afterthought at best, and that looms over the rest of the fic.

Teh Soopr Gost Gurl by Lady-Valiant and Smexy Phantom

  • Recommended by Violet Aura 1009
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Danny Phantom and friends are about to face their greatest challenge so far...a fanfic written by the insufferable Smexy Phantom!
  • Comments: The fic is horrible and contrasts well with the author's good sense of humor and spot-on characterization. It's absolutely hilarious, and the author makes it a very interactive experience by letting fans send flames to "Smexy Phantom." Highly recommended. The author's updates are a bit slow, but it's well worth the wait.
    • Unfortunately, this appears to be a Dead Fic.

Floursack byYami-chan and Unrealistic

  • Recommended by Jackie Daniel Stark
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lilith has lived in the Ghost Zone for most of her life. She barely remembers her mother and never knew her father. Now fourteen years old, things she thought were fact begin to question themselves and life becomes decidedly more complicated.
  • Comments: This is by far the best OC fanfic I have ever read. Despite the fact that Danny's missing, you find yourself wanting to read on and on. Plus, the very fact that Danny is not seen for a third of the story makes it even better when he actually does. All of the characters are very sweet, even Dash's son. One thing I didn't like as much as the rest of the story was the one super long flashback scene interrupts the action scene at its very peak. Kind of annoying and unnecessary, in my opinion.

The Luckiest Girl in the World by imekitty.

  • Recommended by Frank 15
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Paulina is in love with the Ghost Boy, and has realized that Danny, Tucker, and Sam seem to know the Ghost Boy. A mischievous genie ghost grants her the opportunity to switch lives with Sam for a week, and maybe learn something about the Ghost Boy, and about herself.
  • Commments: It's all about Paulina, her selfishness, and some growth, too. Or Paulina in Sam's life for a week, at least. It's great at showing her growth, though, when she's forced to be nice to "losers" Danny and Tucker, to find out information about Danny Phantom, though she may not need to pretend forever....

Domination by Nimrod the Writer

  • Recommended by lizoftheinfinite Anthiens
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Vlad/Danny (sort of . . . ) but since this is not exactly the main focus, I'm putting it under General Fics.
  • Synopsis: Post PP. Vlad doesn't lose, especially to a giant rock. With the disasteriod gone and the world in his clutches, he's free to do what ever he wants. Unfortunately for the Fentons, what ever he wants usually doesn't work out in their favor. Pompous Pep! (Horribly one-sided Pompous Pep at that.)
  • Comments: liz: This is one of the stories that I can read over and over again. It's angsty, terrifying, and strangely in-character. The characters grow and develop as the plot moves forward. It's sort of a fix-it fic for the stupidity of the third season, returning Vlad to his previous badassery. It is rated M for a very good reason. With a touch of La Résistance and Royals Who Actually Do Something the fic draws the reader in and reveals a darker version of Danny Phantom.
    • Oh boy, is the top comment ever so deserved and seconded by Anth. Really, many of her stories are worth a read, particularly the oneshots.

A Ghostly Field Trip by A Writer's Right to Write

  • Recommended by Tropereader4200
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: When a field trip is planned to the Ghost Zone by the mayor, Team Phantom has no choice but to go along with it. But, the trip and their secrets aren't the only thing to be concerned about when something is going on in the Human Zone.
  • Comments: A well-written fic that gives everything a Darker and Edgier feel. The action can only be described in one word: Epic. It takes the typical field trip fic and cranks everything up to keep you on the edge of the seat. It's a shame the author is no longer updating, but it's still worth a read for the action scenes alone.

The Little Ghost Boy by Extant

  • Recommended by KaoruSailorZ
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Began as a fusion of DP and The Little Mermaid, but has totally wandered off into original plot. AU, obviously. DxS.
  • Comments: A wonderful fanfiction that fuses The Little Mermaid and DP. Don't take it the wrong way. It takes TLM to a political and theological level. The philosophy is seamlessly woven into the story and gives it a coming-of-age feel. What's truly amazing is how the author takes lines lines from the movie and just makes them fit. Be forewarned that it's a Dark Fic (which the author definitely wants), but it's one that's worth your time. I highly recommend it.

Isolated by Lynse

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The day promises to be absolute hell for Danny when he gets dragged to a Ghost Hunting convention-it's about to get a whole lot worse.

Complications, Exceptions and Hopes by Hidden Author

  • Recommended by zara2148
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Danny Fenton's already complicated life is about to get even worse. First, his powers are going through a rapid increase, leaving him constantly fighting for control. Next, an old "ghostly" friend shows up, demanding he attend an audience before the Ghost Council. Then, to top things off, the mayor issues a fifty thousand dollar bounty, payable to the first person to capture the infamous ghost-boy. Between evil puberty, ghost politics, and his parents' constant patrols, will Danny survive with secret and sanity intact?
  • Comments: Starting off from the end of Season 2, this trilogy brilliantly deals with Danny's ever-growing powers and the effect it's having on himself and those around him. It's worth reading for the author's extremely well-written take on Clockwork alone, and his and Danny's developing friendship. There is also a fourth fic, It's In The Genes but it hasn't been updated in almost 4 years—comments have basically devolved into pleas for the author to come back.

Phantom of Truth by HaiJu

  • Recommended by KuraBaee, pisoprano
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Locked away in a secret government lab with Phantom as her subject, nothing stands between Maddie and the truth... except, perhaps, herself.
  • Comments: This fic is amazingly well-written, engaging, realistic and thought-provoking, told from the POV of Maddie Fenton as she is given the task to unravel the mystery that is "Danny Phantom." HaiJu has managed to implement real scientific evaluations and very specific, "factual" information as to both the physical and psychological makeup of ghosts. But before you go thinking that this is all scientific drivel, there's also a fair amount of dark humor and thought-provoking observations here. There is also plenty of angst on the part of Danny, but it is realistically portrayed and he doesn't fail to remain his upbeat, snarky self ... most of the time. Yes, HaiJu has put plenty of thought into this one.
    • Great googly moogly, that was amazing. And horrible. But in a good way. Go read it.
    • The fic now has a complete sequel, Shadow of a Doubt, which is just as good — if not better — than the original. However, be forewarned that it’s significantly longer (64 chapters!) and decidedly angstier than its predecessor.
    • Both the original and the sequel are amazing. Fantastic character work and some genuinely shocking scenes. The sequel's a longfic, but it's one of the rare ones that is engaging all the way through and doesn't drag one bit. Highly reccomend!

A Phantom Marooned by LordPugsy

  • Recommended by Elirionmage
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: No one but Danny was suspicious when his English class was awarded an all-expenses paid cruise trip by an anonymous benefactor. Everyone but Danny thought it was bad luck when they became ship-wrecked on an island in the middle of nowhere. No one but Danny fully understood the dangers lurking in the trees. No one but Danny knew how much danger they were all in so far from home.
  • Comments: I always enjoy stories with Danny Fenton being awesome without being Phantom. This story has an edge to it and is full of action. Set in a "no-reveal in Phantom Planet" setting. The villains are twisted, and the ending is satisfying. Definitely worth a read!

The Accident - A Prequel to Mystery Meat by DB-KT

  • Recommended by alzbeta
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Meet Daniel Fenton; a teenager who's parents are a bit obsessive with ghosts. When their newest invention — The Fenton Ghost Portal — failed to work, Danny went inside to try to fix it; and accidentally turned the portal on while he was inside it, making him half ghost! (I try my best to type the story as if it was part of the canon (original) episodes; with some minor twists.)
  • Comments: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. A very well-written story that explores the events from the initial accident up to the first episode. Watch as Danny struggles to get a grip on his new powers and Sam and Tucker do their best to aid their friend.

A Danny Phantom Mary Sue Alphabet by Kitty Fowl

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A journey through the alphabet that explores the many horrors of Mary Sues to a rhyme scheme. "A is for Angel, an appropriate name..."
  • Comments: Pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin — an alphabet of Mary Sues in the Danny Phantom fandom.

One More Secret by DemonKittyAngel

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The A-Listers have always known how to keep a secret whether for themselves or others. A retelling of Season One from the A-Listers POV. In which Paulina chews her nails, Dash is gay, and everyone notices something is different about Fenton after his accident. Or: The A-Listers are real people with real lives — and who ever said those were perfect?

Photoshop by sarahhaley

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dash and Kwan find an old class picture and start having a little too much fun on Photoshop. Will someone's secret be revealed? No slash.

Powerless by Lightning Streak

  • Recommended by Trixie Lulamoon
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Danny/Sam
  • Synopsis: Sam feels that Danny objectifies women, and she makes a poorly-worded wish that results in Danny switching bodies with Desiree. While trying to reverse the accident, Danny struggles with being a desirable woman who must obey wishes, and Desiree gets revenge by turning Danny's body into an objectified celebrity icon. Post PP.

You Should Be Dead by SaphireDragon11

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dash and Kwan are horrified to discover they've accidentally killed their classmate, but perhaps even more so when he shows up at school the next day. In the following uncontrollable events, Danny's well-preserved secret isn't the only thing at risk.
  • Comments: A great chapter fic that takes the initial premise in hand and lets things escalate from there, finally ending in an epic three-sided showdown.

Feel the Outside Turning In by anthrop

  • Recommended by Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You remember falling out of the portal, and the dizzying twist in perception as you watched yourself fall. You watched the awful jitter of your body's limbs, writhing like a dying insect, your white jumpsuit burnt black and smoking. You watched Sam and Tucker stagger away, the flashing lights carving terror deep into their faces.
  • Comments: A more realistic take on the aftermath of the accident, Danny's ghost powers, and the events of "Mystery Meat."

Red Oval by FallingNarwhals

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Have you ever wondered what that oval on Danny's shirt really said? It was his favorite shirt, after all.

Into The Phantomverse by Flower princess11

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: After yet another battle with Vlad over the Infi-Map, it gets damaged and Danny winds up going to a series of alternate dimension and comes across another version of himself. Meanwhile, Vlad tries to team up with his own alternate self as well. Can Danny brave these dimensions, fix the Infi-Map, defeat The Vlad's and also find a way back home? Let's find out.

Exposed by ADraconicScribe

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A mysterious caller has revealed that the infamous Danny Phantom is half-human, placing a five hundred thousand dollar prize to the one who exposes Phantom's secret identity. Coupled with Vlad's disappearance, the ghost fighting, and all of the efforts to capture him, Danny and Team Phantom must tread carefully if they are to make it out with their secrets, and their lives, intact.

Mortified by FiveRivers

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Danny had actually been looking forward to Casper High's ghost safety assembly, but, between a ghost attack and his parents' newest weapon, things go wrong very quickly. Now Danny will have to fight not only ghosts and hunters, but his own instincts to get everyone back home safely. If at all.
  • Notes: Now has a TV Tropes page.

Even If It's a Lie, I Wanted To Help by lal nila syrin (lalnilasyrin)

  • Recommended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A misunderstanding leads Danny to finding out about Dash’s home situation. He wants to help... even if it means he has to lie a little to do it.
  • Comments: This is a rare Dash-centric fic that shines a sympathetic light on Dash's home situation while still staying true to the characters and giving them extra depth.

Alibi by MyAibou

  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He was Dash Baxter. Football star. King of Casper High. The world was supposed to have been his oyster for at least another decade. So how did he end up in the basement lab of FentonWorks working for the dad of the kid he used to beat up in high school? And how far would he stick his neck out to protect that kid and whatever secret he was hiding from the government? NOT slash.

There Goes My Hero by Neeko96

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "I'm going to give them what they want." "Huh?" He heard both of his friends respond in confusion. "I mean it's what they want anyway." "Hold up dude, you mean leave?" Danny shook his head though the action was hard to follow with the call being audio only. "Not leave, not as Fenton anyway. I just mean Phantom." (In which Phantom is on strike.)

Intangible Tears by Agent Malkere

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Maybe it was the tears that made her help him. Valerie had never thought that ghosts could cry. Oneshot. Very slight implication of DxS.
  • Comments: A oneshot where Danny and Valerie put aside their differences to save people from a fire. It's a great little team-up story, and very true to character. It also leans toward Danny/Sam rather than Danny/Valerie, but the teamwork between Danny Phantom and the Red Huntress is well worth the read no matter who you ship.

Phantom Fragments by Represent

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A collection of one-shots and drabbles.
  • Comments: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Ranging from humorous to heartbreaking, the drabbles are all fairly short and know how to pack a punch.

Things I Can(not) Do in Amity Park by RedHeadsRock1010

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Danny and his friends are officially seniors of Casper High. A month away from graduation and suddenly Danny is sick of Amity Park's ignorance. Refusing to play innocent any longer — and hoping everyone will finally get a clue — the golden trio of Amity Park lets loose. This town is in for a wild month.
  • Comments: 25 glorious chapters of Danny and his friends being little shits. If you thought Danny's sense of humor was bad in the show, just wait till you see him here.

Little Earthquakes by A Perplexng Puzzle

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They say that a man is defined by what he does when he thinks nobody's looking. Does the same hold true for ghosts?
  • Pairings: Danny/Sam, Tucker/Dani
  • Comments: Another reveal story, but one that's well written and has an interesting take on how Maddie discovers her son is Phantom. Also includes Danny and Dani bonding, as well as some nice character development for Dani.

Even Hunters Can Have Honor by GoldGuardian2418

  • Recommended by Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Skulker unexpectedly saves Danny from Plasmius and proves that he has something Plasmius doesn't: Honor.
  • Comments: A short but sweet story of Skulker showing a rare protective side towards Danny, proving that Even Evil Has Standards.

Doppelgänger by DanSaiyan

  • Recommended by SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Doppelgänger is set in an AU where the Disasteroid never threatened Earth (see: Phantom Planet) and both Danny and Vlad's half-ghost identities remained hidden. It takes place after Dan makes a return, seeking revenge on Danny for imprisoning him. Once defeated by the young Danny Phantom a second time, Dan finds himself spending many months under the Fentons' careful watch, mellowing out as a result. However, after learning about an old foe's return, Dan realizes his problems are far from gone...
  • Comments: If you like Dark Dan and wished he had a redemption arc, this is the webcomic for you. Split into six "chapters," it manages to paint both Dan and the future Vlad in a sympathetic light while not ignoring their past mistakes. Also includes Team Dad Clockwork and some gorgeous artwork.

The Scrapbook by Dragon Elexus

  • Recommended by Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Fearful of Jazz's idolism of the ghost-boy, Maddie tries to protect her daughter by stealing her Phantom scrapbook. But the book sparks strange questions in Maddie's mind, and she finds herself stumbling on secrets she never knew existed. Pre-PP.

Schroedinger's Anniversary by Bluemoonalto

  • Recommended by SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On the tenth anniversary of the day the Nasty Burger didn't explode, Danny tries to drag himself out of a black mood.
  • Comments: A fantastic look at how 24 y/o Danny might handle the events of TUE on the eve of it happening (or not happening). Features some of the most in-character writing I've ever seen, particularly regarding Clockwork, and even has some great elaboration on the Box Ghost and his daughter. While the fic is Danny x Sam, Valerie shows up halfway through and is treated favorably.

Going Blue by redrobin1989

  • Recommended by SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sometimes Danny Fenton uses his ghost powers a little too hard and for a bit too long and becomes something far removed from humans. It's up to Tucker and Sam to keep Danny tethered to his humanity. Sometimes it's exhausting being friends with a half dead superhero.
  • Comments: An interesting concept coupled with Creepy!Danny and the sharp juxtaposition between horror and cheese that the Phandom is known for.

Lost in the Wood by goodfish_bowl

  • Recommended by SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Every year, Alica goes camping, searching for something she knows she’ll never find. She searches for the things she lost in the woods that day 14 years ago.
  • Comments: One of the first fics exploring the potential of Recurring Fanon Character Flynn Walker. While it's only a oneshot, it does a good job in showing off the backstory fans have concocted for Flynn, as well as tugging at your heartstrings the entire way with the grief Alicia experiences over the loss of her son.

Nothing But Fireworks by Bluemoonalto

  • Recommended by SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The aftermath of an overshadow, a friendship nearly broken. Can Tucker forgive Danny for what he did?
  • Comments: Set shortly after the events of Parental Bonding, which features a scene where Danny overshadows Tucker despite Ticker repeatedly telling him no. The fic explores the aftermath of the event, showing the possible repercussions of overshadowing someone while giving Tucker some much-needed depth.

Trust Your Instincts by peachdoxie

  • Recommended by maslego
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A new kind of danger threatens Amity Park. With no other leads, Maddie Fenton turns to the one individual that might be able to help: Danny Phantom. Meanwhile, after a near death experience, she begins to question everything she knows about ghosts.
  • Comments: A great fic from Maddie's POV as she investigates a string of mysterious bombings around Amity Park.

Danny Phantom Forever by benderjam

  • Recommended by: Collabbridge
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After saving the world from the Disasteroid, Danny is now a world-famous superhero and finds that his life is already changing a lot. He is now dating Sam and his best friend Tucker is now the mayor of Amity Park. He gets a new addition to his family in the form of Danielle, faces many enemies, old and new, and encounters all kinds of dangers and challenges, including the return of the Ultimate Enemy.
  • Comments: A great fourth season continuation fic for Danny Phantom. Starting off just a few weeks after the events of Phantom Planet, the fic explores Danny's new life as a publicly, world-known hero, and how his relationships with his loved ones are impacted as a result. Also explored are many storylines that fans have likely been craving for years: Danielle being officially adopted by the Fentons, her bonding with each of them, and learning how to be part of a family; Tucker's duties Amity Park's mayor and how he juggles them with school and starts a relationship with Valerie; Valerie becoming an ally to Team Phantom and occasional ghost-fighting partner of Danny as she learns that there's more to ghostkind than she knew; Danny and Sam pushing forward in their endearing relationship despite adversity; and the Fentons adjusting to the changes in their home and family dynamic. The episodes feature both old and new allies and enemies, new growing pains and challenges, all leading to the return of Danny's biggest and worst enemy ever. In all, it's just about everything a Phantom Fan could want and more.

    Shipping Fics 

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

C'est la Vie by KeyBella

  • Recommended by sanserif
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. Samantha Manson woke up with twelve hours until her wedding...only to wake up the morning of to discover that she was already married to some guy named Danny Fenton, who was definitely NOT her fiancé. Oh...crap. Her mother was going to kill her.
  • Pairings: Danny/Sam
  • Comments: I'm surprised that this story has yet to make it to the list. Besides having excellent language, it also has a refreshing plot with its own entertaining moments, bringing life to the characters, even side characters such as Sam's mother. Some OCs were created, but it's fine because they were been brought to life by good writing and the fact that they were completely necessary to the plot. All-in-all a must-read for any Danny/Sam shipper who enjoys a chick flick. Made all the more entertaining with the fact that Danny is Danny Phantom, but since Sam is left in the dark and since this is told from Sam's POV, it isn't explicitly stated. It's amusing, though.
    • Also, while the ending is well done, there are still questions left unanswered and enough space for a potential sequel. The reader is left with questions like, "Will Sam discover Danny's secret?" "How will she react if she does?" and the curiosity to watch them grow into a deeper relationship. Leaves us craving for more, but nonetheless satisfying.
    • SubversionStation: Very, very seconded. The story truly is written like a "chick flick," and works all the better for it. It had me cackling with just about every chapter! Even if you're not a fan of Danny/Sam, this is well worth a read for the comedy alone.

My Queen B by Kixen

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Danny/Paulina
  • Synopsis: Danny set's Paulina free from Kitty's overshadowing but with a twist. Paulina knows Danny's secret. How will this affect our hero and his friends?

Paranormal by nycorrall

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Danny/Paulina
  • Synopsis: After an accidental slip from Paulina, Danny was roped into a date with the cheerleader. Romance begins to blossom between the unlikely pair, and each one is oblivious to the other's dangerous secret and the enemies closing in on them. Inspired by Hispanic Heritage Month.

Danny Phantom: Confessions of an ALister by Saberhawk

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Danny/Star
  • Synopsis: While on a field trip to a cave an earthquake traps Danny and Star. While there Star has some confessions she'd like to make.
  • Comments: Great story. Saberhawk made an shallow and uninteresting character like Star into someone I like to read about.

Star Gazing by prophetofgreed

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Danny/Star
  • Synopsis: An unexplained crush has an A-list take notice to a clumsy black haired loser. Little does she realize that something strange is going on with the boy. A tale of Star's fall from popularity and how she begins to bond with Danny, Sam and Tucker.
  • Comments: An AU where Star joins Danny, Sam and Tucker's group of friends.

Danny Phantom: Stranded by Flower princess11

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Danny/Star
  • Synopsis:
    • Stranded: Star Strong is one of the most popular kids at school and Danny Fenton is the least popular. They can't stand each other but when a disastrous field trip leaves the two of the stuck on a deserted island and Danny without his powers, the two will have to learn to work together if they want any chance for survival. (Complete)
    • Trapped: A week has passed and Star can't stop thinking about Danny and what happened on the island. She knows that there is more to him than meets the eye. However, her attempts to find out more ends with the two of them being locked up at the school with no way out and Danny can't use his powers with her around. Will Danny's secret be revealed or will Star find out? (Complete)
    • Lost: Star has quit the A-Listers and is now officially friends with Danny, and all she wants is to become closer to him. However, an accident results in which Star and Danny (as Phantom) end up lost…in the GHOST ZONE and Danny's powers are fading. Now a semi-powered Danny has to get himself and Star back home before Danny reverts back and before his enemies find and destroy them… (Complete)
    • Stuck: Star Strong and Sam Manson are two very different girls. They have nothing in common except one thing. They are both in love with Danny Fenton. When circumstances separate them from Danny and leave them stuck together, it's an all-out war for survival. Will the two girls finally learn to get along or will they destroy each other before the ghosts get to? (Complete)
    • Found: Star house-sits for Danny while he is away on a family vacation. She thought it would have been an easy task. However, things prove to be anything but easy when she finds a little girl with ghost powers. Who is she? And why does she look REALLY similar to her boyfriend? (Complete)
    • Forgotten: Star and Danny's relationship is tested when their "quarter-versary" is coming up. However, a fight with Skulker results in Danny forgetting more than just this milestone. Now Team Phantom struggles to get Danny to remember he is Danny Phantom and Star struggles to get Danny to remember that he is her boyfriend. (Complete)
    • Remembered: Star reflects on a certain special memory involving her and her boyfriend on the eve of their quaterversary. Midquel to "Forgotten". (Complete)
    • Sick: It's Danny's birthday and Star is determined to make it perfect. However, Star gets a cold and chaos happens at Fenton Works as they try to set up for the party. Can Star still give Danny a good birthday? Takes place after "Forgotten". (Complete)
    • Cursed: Danny and Star are excited to spend their first Valentines day together. However, a certain ghost decides to spoil everything in the form of a curse. Now the couple has to test their love while dealing with this ghost, Colette's tricks and Kwan's attempts to get back with Star. Meanwhile, Sam feels confused about her own feelings when someone leaves her a note. Sequel to "Sick". (Complete)
    • Unprepared: While preparing to spend time with her father, Star becomes jealous after meeting his new girlfriend. She is convinced that there must be something wrong about their relationship. Meanwhile, Danny gets caught in the middle of it when Star becomes suspicious of the woman. Sequel to "Cursed". (Complete)
    • Dreamt: Star loves her boyfriend, Danny, very much and dreams of a future with him. However, things soon turn into a nightmare when Nocturn is back for revenge and once again traps all of Amity Park in a never-ending dream, including Danny. Now Star has to save everyone before it becomes permanent. Takes place after "Unprepared." (Complete)
    • Mistaken: Star and Danny are eager to go out now that she is no longer grounded. However, things might not be so easy when a certain ghost mistakes Star as the reincarnation of his old crush and tries to get her away from Danny. Will Danny be able to save her and clear up this misunderstanding? Takes place a week after "Unprepared". (Complete)
    • Dressed: Things heat up when both Star and Colette compete a beauty pageant to impress Danny, all the while, a certain ghost shows up to cause some BIG time trouble. Meanwhile, Sam once again tries to protest against beauty pageants. Will Danny be able to save the day or will Star and Colette destroy each other before they make it to the final round? Takes place after "Mistaken." (Ongoing)

The Book of Love by Yami-chan and Unrealistic

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Too many to list; none yaoi
  • Synopsis: Over a school break, Danny is thrown into all sorts of love situations and Hilarity Ensues. A song-fic.
  • Comments: Pure comedy gold. It even has some Ship Tease for serious pairings.

The Crack Series by Tavalya Ra (slash, mpreg)

  • Recommended by Neo Yi, Anthiens
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Vlad/Danny
  • Synopsis: A crushing tale of a consequence Danny (unintentionally) inflicts on Vlad that alters the nature of their relationship. Through the years, the two struggle with that incident and its heavy repercussions while developing a dysfunctional romance with one another.
  • Comments: This synopsis does not do it justice; the story is far more complicated then that. It's split into five arcs and is a whopping 102 chapters, but only the first two arcs (mostly) are online. You must ask the original writer for the rest. VERY worth it. If you can get past the fact that it IS both Mpreg and '''not''' worksafe during certain points (it's rated "R", as a fair warning), you'll get an enticing tale that takes the typical pairing between Vlad and Danny and twists them in ways you'd never expect.
    • Anthiens: Deconstruction of a crack pairing done dramatically is rare. Although the first story is quite excellent, it gets consistently better (in spite of what the writer claims). Also, the supplement stories can be hilarious, even if a little confusing and disjointed at times if you don't read the Live Journal entries.
    • J Blaze: Seconded, although I don't know if I should put my name next to this rec. Reading this was a total Bile Fascination, I admit. The author managed to do 90% of things I hate to see in romance fics, and I still read the entire thing, plus all the sequels and spin-offs. The author is great at keeping interest and tension, even if the plot is made of pure unadulterated Squick nine times out of ten.

How Feelings Change by Dirty Thoughts of Bliss.

  • Recommended by Hopeless Romance
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Danny/Sam
  • Synopsis: Danny and Sam finally get together after they graduate from high school and are planning on attending the same college. Then Danny finds a mysterious pendant while cleaning his room which kicks off a series of events.
  • Comments: Very well written, albeit a bit long compared to most fanfics, but well worth a read if you're a Danny/Sam fan. Warning though, some chapters are NSFW.

Time Tampering by Kimurasato

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Danny/Vlad, Maddie/Jack
  • Synopsis: Danny accidentally gets thrown into the 80's and gets to know Vlad before the accident. Unfortunately, he's stuck there and ends up... well... Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Tags: Cross dressing. Nudity. Time travel. Violence. Foul language.
  • Comments: Written just before Season 3 premiered, this fic is well written and actually completed, which many older fics tend not to be. There are cameos from two ghosts I was not expecting, and the fic actually dodges some of the annoying pitfalls of time-travel fics.

Lilacs by BlueMyst19

  • Recommended By SterlingSilverGrl
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Danny/Sam, small Tucker/Jazz
  • Synopsis: It seemed like the classic tale of love, intrigue, and murder most foul. Prince Daniel was a rebellious prince with a secret he hid from the world. Princess Samantha was to be the love of his life, but her own secret could tear them apart.
  • Comments: It's well written, and though the chapters can get pretty long, the story is so full of suspense and the fun romance between Danny and Sam that you likely won't care.

Adversus Adverto by Nimrod the Writer

  • Recommended by Purple Bouncy Ball
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Danny/Vlad
  • Synopsis: Vlad is not an irrational man. He makes plans and he follows those plans. Unless, of course, Danny Fenton is involved.
  • Comments: The story is brilliantly thought out and executed, with everyone delightfully in-character and, of course, going to increasing lengths to keep this whole thing a secret under the adults' very noses. It picks up in the middle of the series, during the Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World episodes - you know, they kind where it doesn't matter if you watch them in order. Unfortunately, it seems to be a Dead Fic. Also, be forewarned: this fic very much deserves the M rating it has on

Symphony of Tears by Griff Valdez

  • Recommended by Frodo Goofball Co TV
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ember/Danny
  • Synopsis: The ghosts haven't been acting up lately, so Danny is bored. Looking for trouble, he finds Ember in tears with her guitar in the trash.
  • Comments: Unfortunately, only the first chapter is really worth reading.

I Loved You Too Much by The-Other-Ghostwriter

  • Recommended by Tropers/zara2148
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Clockwork/Danny
  • Synopsis: Set after Phantom Planet. Clockwork muses on Danny and his feelings for the ghost child, and suffers the consequences because of it.
  • Comments: Just... wow. This author has taken an extremely implausible pairing and has made it work beautifully. Warning: it ends in Character Death.

Just Five Minutes by Elle Aitch

  • Recommended by Gracie Geek
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Danny/Val, hints of Danny/Sam
  • Synopsis: In an attempt to make money, Tucker and Danny decide to charge twenty bucks for a date with Danny Phantom. The last thing they expected, however, was for Valerie to take them up on their offer, or for her start falling for him. Slight AU. (Still in-progress.)
  • Comments: This is a character-driven fic that balances comedy, fluff, and a dose of angst. While ultimately the focus will be Danny/Val, the author has so far given five minutes in the spotlight (uh, literally) to Paulina, Dash and Kwan and actually treated them like human beings (shallow/sort of jerky human beings, but human beings nonetheless). It also addresses the Danny/Sam tension without playing Sam off as the jerk.

Unexpected by DanPhan1324

  • Recommended by Trixie Lulamoon
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Danny/Ember
  • Synopsis: Due to a terrible accident between one of Danny and Ember's regular battles, they've both been forced to live each other's life/afterlife for a while due to them unable to change the fact Ember's guitar has made them swap bodies. How will Ember act as she has to be in a relationship with Sam as Danny? And how will Danny cope with all Ember's problems as a ghost?

The Resurrected Memories Series by Flower princess11

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Danny/Ember
  • Synopsis:
    • Resurrected Memories: When the Fenton portal is down due to repairs, Ember gets zapped by a natural portal and lands in the human world. When she wakes up, she discovers she has a heartbeat again. It seems being a halfa works both ways. Now Ember uses this to join Casper high in hopes of discovering Danny's weakness...but what happens when she gets to know Danny? Will they become friends? (Complete)
    • RM: A New Path: Ember is now a halfa, living with her sister, on the verge of a major record deal and most of all, she is dating Danny. She couldn't be happier but this happiness might be cut short when Ember gets haunted by some metaphorical ghosts of her past, along with dealing with some people who can't seem to let some things go. (Dead; last updated March 2019)

Fire And Ice by Kilaknux

  • Recommended by Violent Science
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Danny/Ember
  • Synopsis: After encountering a dispirited Ember during a routine patrol, Danny proposes a truce—he'll help with her problems if she'll help with his. Quite how this leads to benevolent kidnapping, demolishing buildings and Ember waving an axe around, they couldn't tell you. The slowest of slow burn Dx E, post Phantom Planet.
  • Comments: The dialogue, and particularly the back and forths between the two principle protagonists, is among the best in any Danny Phantom fic I've read. Every character that is reintroduced has a distinct voice and seems very in-character for the most part. As the synopsis says, however, the author is taking quite a while building up to the eventual pairing — to quote them, "It's taken us over 50k words for both the main protagonists to hint at romantic interest. I was not kidding about slow burn".

Cleverness Is In The Eye of the Beholder by permanentchaos

  • Recommended by SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Dan Phantom/Valerie Gray
  • Synopsis: Valerie really isn't as smart as she thought she was. Daniel Fenton is dead, but this is starting to feel a lot like he's not.
  • Comments: A great oneshot centered on Valerie's strange relationship with Dan Phantom in the Bad Future. It really captures Val's struggle to separate Danny from Dan, and the author doesn't pull any punches when portraying Dan as the lovable bastard he is.

    Crossover Fics 

Fanfiction that combines elements, characters, etc. from two or more different franchises.

Two Halfas And A Drunk by Skillet Fan 1999(link [1])

  • Recommended by Not Important 7
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Sabrina: The Animated Series, South Park
  • Pairings: Danny/Sabrina
  • Synopsis: Danny befriends and develops feelings for a cute blonde girl, and he's overcome with the challenge of having to tell her his secret and dealing with his immediate family and extended relatives from Colorado getting in the way. Little does he know she and her family have a secret and some quirks of their own.

Digital Phantom by ZAFT Convoy and Dark Fox Kit(link Digital Phantom)

  • Status: In Progress
  • Crossover with: Digimon Frontier with elements of Digimon Tamers and Digimon Adventure 02
  • Synopsis: Three worlds coexist side by side yet never interacting; one of life, one of death, and one artificial. Twins Andy and Danny are roped in when an accident occurs and a relative returns from Japan. But the twins are on opposite sides; Danny on the world of death, Andy on the artificial. Can they find out how the three worlds rely on each other? Or will they fall to an enemy in wait?

If You Dont Fight You Dont Survive by Hellbreaker (link here)

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Kamen Rider Ryuki with slight elements of Kamen Rider Dragon Knight
  • Synopsis: AU X-over. In a world within the mirrors, twelve people fight for their own reasons. Danny Fenton is one of those people. With the Dragredder deck in his hands, he fights for one reason. Will it be enough in this world where enemies are all around?
  • Comments: One of the best crossovers I've every read. A darker take on Danny Phantom, but everyone is still completely in-character.

The Phantom Apprentice Trilogy by JK rulez

  • Recommended by NegiSpongie
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Teen Titans
  • Pairings: Danny/Sam
  • Synopsis:
    • Plotting for a Transformation: Slade from Teen Titans has come to Amity Park in search of a new apprentice. And wouldn’t you like to know who he finds? And wouldn’t you also like to know how this person reacts?
    • A World he Never Knew: Danny has begun his term as Slade’s apprentice, which completely shocks his friends. But as Danny commits crimes, five new heroes are out to stop him.
    • Never Easy: A month after leaving Slade, Danny just wants to forget the whole ordeal and move on. But he can’t let it go, whether he’s awake or asleep. And it doesn’t help when Slade returns, with perhaps his most sinister plan yet.
  • Comments: I never thought I'd find a good crossover fic between Danny Phantom and the Teen Titans. But then I stumbled upon this years ago, and it still remains one of my favorites. It is a three-part story, but the author does a great job building up the plot, creating great action sequences, suspense that leaves you on the edge of your seat, and the characters from both shows are so perfectly in-character, you'd get chills from reading Slade's dialogue.

Kamen Rider Phantom by Hellbreaker

  • Recommended by: CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Kamen Rider
  • Synopsis: For a long time, Danny Fenton's parent had gone missing leaving him and Jazz in their uncle's care. But when ghosts started showing up, Danny finds himself wrapped up in a battle to save his town. With a strange belt, that his parents had made before their disappearance, around his waist Danny must face these ghost as Amity Park's motorcycle riding hero, Kamen Rider Phantom.

Running Blind by Dejah Thoris of Mars

  • Recommended by Nimhrodell
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: CSI
  • Synopsis: A oneshot crossover with CSI. Something supernatural is killing people in Las Vegas... and it all seems to lead back to a fifteen year old runaway named Danny Fenton.
  • Comments: Even though this is a little bit of a long read, it breaths a little touch of reality into the Danny/Vlad situation. The characters have depth and the story is highly entertaining.
    • Zalein: A couple of minor points were a bit strange, but I only thought to question those after months of going back to occasionally reread. This was definitely a fun read. It was my first exposure into the Danny Phantom world, and got me hooked.

The Gotham Phantom by CSIPhantom

  • Recommended by Anthiens, AoibheannKat
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Synopsis: Another take off from "The Ultimate Enemy" where Clockwork never intervenes... and a friend of the Mansons take in Danny: Bruce Wayne, AKA Batman! Poor Danny has no idea...
  • Comments: Poor Bruce and Alfred. Very in-character. Even lampshades Bruce being a loner. Now has a sequel, Knight's Phantom Angel. There is ending fatigue, however, and Vlad fans will not be pleased with his fate.
    • Dellanotte: I'll have to contest that "in-character" comment. Danny acts far too chipper for someone who practically lost his whole world in one fell swoop, and Bruce stops being a loner fairly quickly. For that matter, most of the League is far too quick to jump in and start treating him like a long-lost son. Overall, the character development moves far too quickly, but beyond that it's not a bad read.
    • Boat-loads of spelling and grammar mistakes. Maybe it gets better later on, but just getting through the first three chapters was a pain.

HIVE Minded by Slayer Anderson

  • Recommended by Helltanz98
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Teen Titans
  • Pairings: Danny/Jinx
  • Synopsis Danny Fenton gets an acceptance notification from a school that he never applied to. I know what you're ink, owls, and a castle, right? Sorry, not this time.
    • Comments: Seconded by IslaFahlia. Honestly, it's surprising that it took this long for this fic to get up here. Absolutely nothing like your usual DP/TT crossover, it plays on issues that usually get downsized and overlooked in both shows, particularly an AU case of Danny supposedly being the cause of Cyborg's namesake status and Cyborg hating him ever since. There are so many twists and turns, the fic is never boring to read.
      • Captain Planette: I have to contest this a bit. The story has many interesting aspects in it that I do enjoy, but the fact that Danny slowly turns into a God-Mode Sue is grating on my nerves. He becomes too powerful too fast, and the addition of permanent weather powers seemed rather unnecessary, aside from making him stronger and giving him an overdose of angst. In general, Danny's character and power development is just much too fast for me.
    • Third-ed by Elenor.
    • Fourth-ed by Jackie Daniel Stark. Yeah, Danny kinda turns into a Sue, but the author promises to touch on that issue when rewriting it. Apart from that, this fic strays from the typical "Danny joins the Titans because of a ghost problem" thing and turns it into something more unexpected. Plus, it has one of the biggest action scenes that I have ever seen. Ever.

Danny's Inferno by Legend Maker.

  • Recommended by Chaltab
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Teen Titans
  • Synopsis: A pyrokinetic ghost with the MOTHER of all misandrist streaks attacks Amity Park, and it's up to Danny and the team of superheroes who killed her to make things right.
  • Comments: Though it's a crossover with Teen Titans, Danny is really the one who shines here. Sam is out of character in one chapter, but other than that the fic is basically a series of Crowning Moments of Awesome.
    • J Blaze: Tentative second. Legend Maker's OC addition to the Teen Titans invokes many, many shades of being a Gary Stu. And while the author writes good action scenes, reading 100K+ words of nothing but DBZ-like one-up manship and Ass Pulls can be tedious. Still worth the read, but nothing really to write home about.
      • In all fairness, Legend Maker is one of those authors that improves with time, and the recent works in Teen Titans are excellent, lacking, as the author puts it, "the longest fight scenes in the history of ever." Also, the Stu/OC, Noel, tends to be reigned in a lot more in the purely Teen Titans fics — apparently he got a little out of control here...

Haunted Destiny by Funkatron

  • Recommended by Duder-Skanks
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Teen Titans
  • Synopsis: What if the main trio + Jazz had been exploring the Ghost Zone during The End? Painful reminders of TUE flaring up, cut to nearly one year later as he's adopted a cold personality while trying to protect his friends through shunning them. All this is disturbed, however, as Fenton Works receives a call from Jump City's resident guardians...
  • Comments: One of the first fanfictions I ever read and still easily in my top 5, this story has great action and dialogue, keeps the feel of both shows, while at the same time realistically showing what would happen if a normal teenager had to go through these things.
    • Has a sequel, Lost and Found, but it's been discontinued. The first still remains a definite read.
    • Seconded by Jackie Daniel Stark Although Danny's behavior in the first parts of the story (or at least until Raven and Danny talk about their experiences) was quite annoying, it was worth it. The later chapters are brimming with action and excitement and keeps you constantly on the edge of your seat. The action scenes could be comparable to Danny's Inferno. They're guaranteed to feed your inner sadist!

Impasse by BJA Fan

  • Recommended by Donteatacowman
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Teen Titans
  • Pairings: Raven/Danny
  • Synopsis: Raven thinks that her curse of immortality completely isolates her from humanity, until she meets a boy who has exactly the same problem.
  • Comments: The fairy-tale-esque language BJA Fan uses to word this is beautiful and packs a strong emotional punch.

Mirrored by Lynse

  • Recommended by pisoprano
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: American Dragon: Jake Long
  • Synopsis: As a general rule, diving into unknown swirly vortexes in the Ghost Zone is a bad idea, but this was a time when Danny had no other real choice. Meanwhile, Jake thought he was through dealing with ghosts, but Rotwood, well, he's just getting started.
  • Comments: A well-done crossover with American Dragon: Jake Long. Possibly the only good crossover between those two shows out there. The characters were in-character, the plot was good, but what I really appreciated was how Lynse showed the parallels between Jake and Danny's lives.

Obsession by The Struggling Warrior

  • Recommended by bookwormgal, Nequam_Tenshi
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Young Justice
  • Synopsis: Danny Phantom has lost everything, including his purpose as a ghost. With no family or friends to anchor him, can he fight off his pain, solitude, and darkness as he struggles to come to terms with what a hero truly is? AU for the ending of "The Ultimate Enemy" and before the start on the "Young Justice" series.
  • Comments: There are no real words to describe the amazingness of this story. Long chapters, lots of world-building, and just plain impressive work at meshing the two series together. And while the main focus is on Danny and ghosts, there are plenty of appearances by heroes and villains from the DC universe.
    • The fic has three sequels: Absolution (complete), Conviction (complete), and Desperation (completed as of July 17th, 2022). All three of them are very well written.

Hottie 4: Even Better Sequel by Chris Jackson

  • Recommended by chrishouserez
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Multi-Crossover
  • Synopsis: Hottie 4: Even Better Sequel is a Milestone Celebration that not only commemorates the 5th anniversary of Hottie, but also the anniversaries of many works of fiction, including Danny Phantom's 10th anniversary.

Spirited Away by CoronaIgnis

  • Recommended by thehogwartsjagu, Gamma Cavy
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: Danny has been invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Great! Only... Danny isn't very exited to go. So what does he do when he's spirited away by the wizards? Make them rue the day they heard of Danny Fenton, of course! Takes place during Order of the Phoenix and after Danny Phantom ended (no PP)
  • Comments: I loved reading this. The characters are funny but still pretty much in character, and it's hard not to love Sir Randall Meme the Ferocious, Overlord of Hufflepuff. Lots of laughs while still managing to have some more serious moments as well.
  • If you're a major fan of the actual Harry Potter book characters, I wouldn't recommend this. Everyone Potter-side is much more inline with their fanon personalities than the people JK Rowling wrote up. However, it's still pretty fun reading once wizards actually manage to kidnap Danny successfully.

Say It Thrice by Bookworm Gal

  • Recommended by treeclimber42, Lady Norbert
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Beetlejuice (with minor influences from the cartoon)
  • Synopsis: Death was a familiar concept to Lydia. But not all ghosts are the same as those she knows. And thanks to an accident and an aunt she's quickly growing to hate, she'll have the perfect chance to witness these other types of ghosts in Amity Park. Meanwhile, someone is plotting and a poltergeist refuses to let go.
  • Comments: The Ghost With The Most meets Danny Phantom? Lydia and Sam, face to face? Worldbuilding? A serial killer ghost, an evil aunt, and a variety of different kinds of ghosts? If any of these ideas spark your interest, this story might just be the one for you.

Phantom Persona by Fortune's Phantom

  • Recommended by Soleuse
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Persona 4
  • Synopsis: "Two years after the fateful accident with the portal Danny's been more effective than he imagined despite Team Phantom turning into a solo act. Unfortunately for Danny fate refuses to let him rest and after a visit from Clockwork he's hurled headlong into events he'd never anticipated. Phantom is going to Inaba and he's going to find the truth, even if he has to do it on his own."
  • Pairings: Danny/Naoto, Implied Chie/Yukiko
  • Comments: I'm loving this so far. I had my reservations about the first chapter, but once it got halfway through the chapter and got some air under its wings I thought it worked wonderfully. The characters are fun and Danny adds an interesting new twist to the story. Assuming that things keep going the way they are, I expect that the author will be adding more and more elements from the Danny Phantom side of the story as the plot progresses.
    • Unfortunately, though the author posted a notice promising that more chapters were underway, the fic hasn't been updated since 2013. I think it's safe to say this is a Dead Fic.

Cross Collision by Feniiku

  • Recommended by Starkitty 93
  • Crossover with: Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Danny Fenton and his friends find themselves trapped in the world of Sonic the Hedgehog after an experiment with a Ghost Portal goes wrong. Meanwhile, things are tense in both worlds, as threats they have never known appear.

Life's Curse, Death's Gift by SadieYuki

  • Recommended by 1eragon33
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: Danny has kept his scar hidden all his life, but when it burns like never before at the end of Freshman year, he is thrust into a world he never knew existed. As he learns to adapt to the magical world while butting heads with his new-found family, Danny will come to realize that hiding his ghostly secret is the least of his problems.
  • Comments: One of, if not THE BEST "Danny is Harry's Twin" fics out there. The plot is coherent, the characters are spot on—the only issue you might have is it takes a LONG time for the first meeting to take place. However, it's well worth it.

A FairyPhantom Crossover byTweenisodeOrange.

  • Recommended by redandready45
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: The Fairly OddParents!
  • Synopsis: After a ghost battle trashes the Fenton home, the Fentons are forced to stay with long lost relatives, the Turners, to Danny's dismay. He will soon discover, however, that his younger cousin has his own secrets.
  • Comments: While the premise may seem contrived, the author does an excellent job of blending both shows. The humor is excellent, the characterization is spot on, while the interaction between both characters, especially Danny and Timmy, is just magical. Its almost like Butch Hartman himself wrote the crossover.

Infinity Legion: Heroes Unite by TvFan2244 (link here)

Deep Blue Phantom by SYFYNUT

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Deep Blue Sea
  • Synopsis: Our favorite half-ghost was found by the people of Aquatica just as the quests started to come in and perform the final test on the sharks.

The Phantom Storm by JK rulez

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: The Day After Tomorrow
  • Synopsis: Danny and the freshmen class take a field trip to New York City. But what happens when the North Atlantic Current begins to change? Rated for scenes of peril, character death, and romance.

The Ghostly Leaguer by TheWhiteTitan

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Justice League
  • Synopsis: Danny Fenton was just a normal kid before the lab accident. Now, after receiving a strange cry for help, he became one of Earth's mightiest heroes! Read and find out how Danny Phantom lives the life of the hero! AU. Before the Justice League was formed and a few months after Danny got his powers!

Days of Justice by Goliath101

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Justice League of America
  • Synopsis: After facing the Ultimate Enemy, Danny Phantom begins to encounter other heroes, like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, Dr Fate, The Flash, Green Lantern, Shazam, and others! When the world is threatened by the forces of evil, they unite to form the Justice League of America!

The Many Dates of Danny Fenton by Flower princess11

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Crossover with: Western Animation, TV Series, and Comic Books
  • Pairings: Danny/multiple girls from different fandoms.
  • Synopsis:
    • The Many Dates of Danny Fenton: After much urging from Tucker, Danny reluctantly signs up for a teen dating service and winds up going on a bunch of blind dates with a bunch of girls from many other fandoms for a month until he finds his "match." (Complete)
    • TMDDF: Danny and Kara: A side story to my "The Many Dates of Danny Fenton" story. Just a series of one shots about Danny's relationship with Kara, post dating service. Ongoing
    • After Many Dates: Danny and Kim by NeoMark: Based on "The Many Dates of Danny Fenton" by Flower Princess 11. See Danny and Kim's first date from her perspective and everything that deal with when they become a couple. (Complete)
    • Danny Chooses Alex After the Many Dates by Luiz4200: Danny and Alex become a couple. Based on the crossover fanfic "The Many Dates of Danny Fenton" by Flower princess11. It's based on the alternate ending chapter where Danny chooses Alex. My fic is my response to a challenge issued by Flower princess11. (Complete)
    • After Many Dates: Danny and Gwen by NeoMark:Based on "The Many Dates of Danny Fenton" by Flower Princess 11. See Danny and Gwen's first date from her perspective and everything that they deal with when they become a couple. Dormant; last updated July 2021.

Danny Phantom: A Trip to Tomobiki by LockAndKey989

  • Danny Phantom: A Trip to Tomobiki (Of Ghosts and Aliens):
  • Recommended by CoolNickNack
  • Crossover with: Urusei Yatsura; Sailor Moon; other animes referenced: Squid Girl, Rosario+Vampire, Ranma 1/2
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Set pre-phantom planet. Danny and his family take a trip to Tomobiki, Japan in hopes of finding "Japanese Ghosts". Instead, they get caught in the middle of giant mushrooms and a lovers quarrel between a Oni alien and a lecherous teenager (Takes Place During "Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter"). Main crossover: Danny Phantom x Urusei Yatsura. Will also reference other anime's.

The Phantom and the Witch by Starkiller93

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Pairings: Danny Fenton/Sabrina Spellman
  • Synopsis: Danny Fenton's life is far from normal, from having to fight ghosts while surviving his sophomore year at Casper High. However, his life is about to get even weirder when a new girl comes to Amity Park with a secret of her very own.

Ghosts Gotta Stick Together by EmeraldTooth

  • Recommended by: Ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Mystery Skulls Animated
  • Pairing(s): Lewis/Vivi/Arthur, Danny/Sam/Tucker
  • Synopsis: When Danny Fenton's parents tell him that a new team of renowned ghost hunters would be arriving in Amity Park to study ectoplasm and the Zone, he expected the worst. These "Mystery Skulls" didn't seem to be anything like the usual jokers that passed through Amity, and Danny worried that they'd pose a real challenge. He should have known not to jump to conclusions, though, because he was soon to learn that when it came to the Mystery Skulls, nothing is as it seems.
  • Comments: Danny's initial reaction to the Skulls makes perfect sense, as does their quick protectiveness of the teenager. Only two chapters as of this writing, but the author already has big plans involving Vivi shredding the Fentons' bad science and Lewis thoroughly trashing Skulker for coming after Danny.
    • Unfortunately, those two chapters are all there is, and it's worth noting that the second chapter ends on a cliffhanger. Be sure you go into this for the concept and not expecting a resolution.

Danny Phantom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series by mikaela2015

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
  • Synopsis:
    • Danny Phantom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 version) S1: Danny has been living with Master Splinter and his four mutant turtle sons ever since he was found as a two year old in an alley after his mother had left him for some reason. Now he and his brothers fight against the mysterious Foot Clan and their leader the Shredder in an epic battle in this first ninja but kicking season. (Complete)
    • Danny Phantom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 version) S2: It's another ninja butt-kicking season as Danny and the Turtles fight against aliens in another galaxy, meet new friends, battle against their arch enemies Shredder abd Vlad Plasmius, discover secrets of their origin and Danny's mother, create new alliances, try and stop a gang war and fight in an ultimate battle arena! (Complete)
    • Danny Phantom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 version) S3: Alien invasion? Travelling to different worlds across the universe? Old enemies and friends returning? Stopping the Shredder and Vlad Plasmius once and for all? It's time for Danny and the Teenage Mutant Ninja turltes to continue their ninja butt-kicking adventures in this third season. (Ongoing)

Gundam Build Fighters: Phantom's Flight by Hellbreaker

  • Recommended by: MST Maniac
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Gundam Build Fighters
  • Synopsis: In a world where people face off against one another in a game of battling Gundam models known as Gunpla. One boy will face many challenges in the spirit of the game with his Gunpla ready to take on any opponent. As long as he can keep it away from his little sister's hands. This is the tale of Danny Fenton in the world of Gunpla Battle.
  • Comments: Placed in the Build Fighters universe, this twenty-chapter story tells the tale of Danny and his friends taking on various opponents using their Gunplas. Expect lots of references not only of Build Fighters, but also of Gundam in general. All in all, a fun read. From the guy who brought you If You Dont Fight You Dont Survive.

Unspeakable by Synaps

  • Recommended by: Alex_Usu
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: One of the Fentons' magical experiments causes them to be kicked out of the United States, but at least the groundbreaking nature of their work means the older Fentons are able to quickly find new jobs at the British Ministry of Magic. As such, Danny is sent to Hogwarts, but there is more to the exile and the experiment that caused it than he knows.
  • Comments: An amazing fic and very well done crossover. Danny doesn't immediately become a Fixer Sue that everyone likes; he has his own story and adventure, and when he does have a hand with canon events, it's in a justifiable way for how he got there.

when the sun burns out by anthrop

  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Supernatural
  • Synopsis: “Storm?” Vlad scoffs. “This is no mere storm bearing down on us. He has opened a door, and He’s stepping through it now. He will reach down from beyond the stars to pluck you and I out of our weak meat with neither fuss nor flair. Don't you see it, Daniel? We're finally going to die.” (Or, Death comes a-calling.)
  • Comments: You don't necessarily have to watch Supernatural to read this, though obviously that would be helpful.
    • Seconded by Alex_Usu. The suspense is well-built and the story wraps you in to the point you can feel Danny's exhaustion and paranoia as it progresses.

Newfound Connection by Burnzs

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Static Shock
  • Synopsis: Danny has lost his mother and sister in an accident. All that's left is a grieving father who has thrown himself into his work. It's a lot for one boy to handle.

Fire with Fire by hiimian

  • Recommended by batguy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Synopsis: When the Fentons relocate for a year-long contract, Danny Fenton and Peter Parker find themselves at the heart of a secretive power struggle in an increasingly supernatural world. For the Avengers and the world's sake, the demons in their shadows must be conquered.
  • Comments: Great plot and dialogue. A must read for any Danny Phantom and MCU fan.

Crime, Love, and Ghosts. (And others, Probably) by Thornrose270

  • Recommended by: Orion Ultor
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Batman and Miraculous Ladybug
  • Synopsis: Danny is getting frustrated. no matter what he tries he just can't beat Sam at this game! One day while grinding, he comes across the most amazing player he's ever seen, so of course he asks her to teach him her ways. He's not the only one who's come looking for her assistance either.
  • Comments: A Discord chatfic that starts off on the relatively simple premise that Danny and Damien are both fed up with always losing to Sam and Jason (respectively) on DOOMED, so when they come across Marinette (she's on the NA servers to practice English) who is really good at the game, they ask her to be their teacher in their quest for vengeance...only for things slowly get out of hand when the Justice League eventually step in to help with Danny and Marinette's situations.

On Death's Door by Heavendance

  • Recommended by Alex_Usu
  • Crossover with: TheSandman. One-shot
  • Synopsis: Daniel Fenton, Danny Phantom, the boy with one foot in Death's domain. The portal accident wasn't the first time he'd met Death, but it was the first he remembered.

His Hazelnut Heart by Ben2Dartmouth

  • Recommended by batguy
  • Status: Completed
  • Crossover with: Doctor Who, What If…? (2021) and Shattered Warrior. (Mainly)
  • Synopsis: A tie-in sequel to Infinity Crisis (an awesome fic in its own right where Thanos's snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War affects the entire multiverse) on how Danny and other characters in his universe are dealing with the fallout of the Dusting as well the arrival of the Eighth Doctor, Captain Carter, and her Steve Rogers. Plus other more malevolent biengs from the multiverse. You have to read the main story and a couple of the tie-in sequels in order to understand what is going on.
  • Comments: A very well-written crossover with excellent dialogue and action scenes. Everyone is in character and plot is simple and awesome

Dead on Arrival by MagnoliaTurtle

  • Recommended by: moonlightsaltshaker
  • Crossover with: Criminal Minds
  • Status: In-Progress
  • Synopsis: The BAU is sent to Amity Park to deal with a possible Serial Killer. Too bad no one told them that their Unsub was already dead.
  • Comment: Never expected to find a crossover between these two fandoms. The author is having one hell of a good time and the story is a fun read (so far).

Burn the Streets, Burn the Cars by anthrop

  • Recommended by: Lyra Dhani
  • Crossover with: ParaNorman
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The boy at the door has a ghost under his skin. It’s a close fit, but green light still seeps out. It paints him smeary shades of radioactive green. Under the smoky light you’re fairly certain he’s a teenager with dark hair, a couple years older than you. Beyond that, it’s hard to make out details. When he looks at you, his eyes flare like glow-in-the-dark stars.

    Dark Fiction 

Stories focused on making the series darker, and/or exploring the darker aspects of the series.

Narcissism by WTF Wonder

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Dark Danny/Danny
  • Synopsis: "Huh, I guess this makes me a sadist, a sociopath AND a narcissist." Not work safe!
  • Comments: Quite probably a Stealth Parody of shipping fics, this is an extremely well written, utterly in-character story about possibly the most disturbing ship. The thing to watch for here is the bits going on in the background—from Clockwork's gambit to eventually rescue Danny to the coolest origin of Spectra ever. It's extremely disturbing...but if you want to see the most horrific deconstruction of a pairing ever, this is your stop. It is not mutual, it is extremely horrifying to even A Clockwork Orange levels and yet, it's really, really good. Even the Dog Is Ashamed by this fic.
    • After reading this one twice, this reviewer would have to agree—this is a well written fic. Not perfect, mind you, but well written. A lot of the characters’ dialogue feels very in-character, and the story can get to crazy-high levels of terrifying. Even though this story is categorized as angst/romance, I would argue that it fits better as a horror story. If the horrifying implications you’d expect from such a pairing aren't your thing, then avoid this story. Otherwise, click on the link provided and prepare to sleep a little less soundly for the next few days.

Laughing Gas by CatalystOfTheSoul

  • Recommended by Donteatacowman
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Danny's feeling a bit nervous about his upcoming trip to the dentist. Scared? He should be.
  • Comments: Chilling and ironic, with quite a bit of suspense. As you read about the seemingly normal dentist visit, you get the eerie sense that something isn't quite right...

Mount Ivory by MoonrockBlink1772

  • Recommended by Dec
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Much to the GIW's disappointment, Danny's human half labels him as "special" and prevents him from being given to them when he is exposed. But he still has to go somewhere, and ends up at the Mt. Ivory holding facility. Is his life over? You bet.
  • Comments: I've got two words: Holy Shit. Dark Fic of the highest caliber. Pulls the feat off with cynicism and the frustrations of social inequality instead of heaping on the gore and angst, with just enough hope and sarcasm to not make it a complete downer to read. This type of stuff isn't my forte, but I need to give credit where credit is due—this is an amazing fic, and it made me cry, it got me to vibrate in my chair in excitement, and it made me desperate for more all the way till the end. And for those of you wondering, yes, there actually is an ending, because this ain't no Dead Fic.

Lab Rat by AnneriaWings (link here)

  • Recommended by Pichu
  • Status: Complete
  • Warnings: Graphic gore scenes involving children, some mild cursing
  • Synopsis: The look on my parents' faces—eager, curious, somewhat hateful—wasn't exactly hard to give away their intentions. I knew what they were going to do to me even before Mom snapped on a pair of rubbery, white latex gloves.
  • Comments: Danny's parents have said they wanted to do unspeakable things to ghosts and in this story they get to do it. It's as morbid as it sounds. It's all portrayed in a rather realistic manner, though I'm not sure if vivisections are as painless as that (not to say it wasn't terrible though).
    • The fic has a sequel, Wasteland. It may or may not be considered just as tearjerking and angsty as its predecessor.

of all the things that might have been by anthrop

  • Recommended by Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A weight in his chest, an incredible pressure. Cracking noises, like broken pencils, or bubble wrap. His ribs. His ribs are yawning wide, ripping muscle and splitting skin, he can feel it, oh god he can feel it. Dirty wind rushing through unspeakable places inside of him. The song of a vast, lonely bell. Cold. He thinks something has gone very wrong.(Or, Danny Fenton has become unstuck in time.)

    Alternate Universe Fics 

Stories where one fundamental aspect of the series is completely overhauled from its point of origin.

The Phantom Reboot by Soulfulbard

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A re-imagining based on the original concept. Gadgets instead of ghost powers, and Danny and Sam share a psychic link. Add in a missing Jack and Maddie and Danny and Sam not meeting before the first episode and it's Danny Phantom like you've never seen it before.
  • Comments: A great reimagining of the series base on the original concept.

Rise of Danny Phantom by JP-Rider

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: AU reimaginings — After his parents' disappearance and involving an accident that got his powers, Danny Phantom uses his powers to help Amity Park from criminals and ghosts. My take on Danny Phantom's origins in a darker tone.

Ms Manson's Problem Student by JP-Rider

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Deleted
  • Synopsis: AU—Danny Fenton was dealing with problems. School, Parents, teachers, bullies, ghosts, but when he heard about the new teacher, his life is turning into an interesting term.
  • Note: Link is dead.

Cross my Heart and I'll Fight Back by Hellbreaker

  • Recommended by JP-Rider
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One argument can change things for better or worse. What would have happened if Danny told Sam that she crossed a line before he did. Is this the end of a long friendship? An AU of Double Cross my Heart.
  • Comments: For those who hated how the episode "Double Cross my Heart" was handled, this fic is for you. The author has done well with the characters, such as how Danny broke off his friendship with Sam and Tucker after he pointed out how hypocritical Sam was for spying on him, and how Tucker is being selfish and jealous of Danny's powers. This fic is worth the read and has two complete sequels, Tortured Hearts and Dark Legacies and The Death of Danny Phantom.

Livin' Larger by bluemoonalto

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A reimagining of "Livin' Large." The Fentons have their house and everything in it bought for a very high price-but can that price be too high? Danny, suspicious and unhappy with their newfound riches, decides to investigate and finds a plot which he now must stop...
  • Comments: Do you think you could write better than the third season material? Well, Blue did and put her money where her mouth is, with the aims of generally doing it better by increasing and deepening exchanges between main cast members, changing the moral from "riches make Fentons jerks" to "money can't make them any happier than they already are" and to improve continuity. She succeeded, and after a three year hiatus it's finally complete.

Checkmate by pearl84

  • Recommended by CP, Donteatacowman, Anthiens, Hedgi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Vlad once again takes upon himself to create a Batman Gambit, and for once... it works. He toys with Danny's mind, goes even further to get his We Can Rule Together speech in, and goes as far as to break Danny to get what he wants and make it easier to toy with Danny's mind. And in the end, Danny reluctantly leaves his home and heads off for Vlad's mansion.
  • Comments: Checkmate is written amazingly, with an original plot. The fanfiction is completed and has reached over 1 million words.
    • Anthiens: The story is very long and arc based, with much Contemplate Our Navels and side stories that may or may not be liked. It gets better as it goes along and again, is very, very long. The characterization is spot on.
    • Canto Candidus: Sometimes it's pretty Wangst, and one of the worst cases of Boring Failure Hero I've ever seen for Danny. Also, Vlad can be seen wearing some very stylish leather pants, the author herself being a pretty intense Vlad fangirl. I tried to read past Chapter 40 but the three tropes mentioned before became too much for my Willing Suspension of Disbelief. it's a pretty "love it or hate it" fic in my point of view. At least the writing is clean.
    • J Blaze: Tentative disagree here. I got about 40k words in and lost interest. Part of the reason the fic is so long is because it delves frequently into navel contemplation and completely aimless sideplots that are really quite dull and lack tension.
    • The Blood Sharpie: Also disagreeing a bit with the quality of the actual writing. Not the plot — it is cleverly done and well-thought-out — but I got about five chapters in and couldn't read anymore. I may have been spoiled by people with betas, and it's ignorable, but it's still jarring to catch a small but important grammatical or spelling mistake every five or so sentences and be yanked out of the story. Good plot, but it could stand revising.
    • Hedgi: On 17/04/2011, pearl84 went back and edited quite a bit ("I just cleaned up grammar and sentence flow, because every time I read this chapter, I cringed at how horribly it was written"). I'm rather enjoying the ride now. A few parts do tend to be slow, and it is very, very long, but it's decent.
    • sabros413: I have to disagree here. The fanfic is unnecessarily long-winded (one million words) and very self-indulgent. The side plots are distracting and rather dull. I can commend the plot, which is well thought-out, but even its excellent plot is shadowed by the amateur writing. If you're not a fan of fics that drag out (very much so, in this case), I wouldn't recommend it.

Phantom's Sketchbook by AkoyaMizuno

  • Recommended by Extraintrovert, Zalein, Kaiserin Kai, Tannim, LadySugarQuill, alzbeta
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mr. Lancer discovers Danny Phantom's sketchbook, and in the process learns some surprising things about his City of Adventure's resident protector.
  • Comments: Simply put, one of the most fantastic explorations of a minor character any fandom has ever produced. Seriously. Read it.
    • Seconded by boomslangvenom. A really fascinating look at what life is like for a character without ghost powers, ecto-weapons, or halfa friends.
    • Thirded by Esoulix. Great Mr. Lancer characterization. They make it feel like Lancer is more than just the Supportive Teacher, and manage to tell you how people view Danny without simply listing all his good traits to make things easier.

Daniel Masters by Ryuuko 1

  • Recommended by Anthiens, Donteatacowman
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Danny's family died. Now, years later, Danny isn't a pure ghost, but Vlad's adopted son, and he isn't all that pure anymore. He then gets transported to a reality where Clockwork saved his family, and he finds out that he was sent there for a reason.
  • Comments: The writer does an excellent job in writing a more than slightly cracked up Danny-who-isn't-quite-Danny and getting it to make sense, which is really hard.
    • Anthiens: The best moment comes when Daniel Masters comes face to face with a friendly from his timeline, and it comes off as hilarious as well as a Moral Event Horizon moment for Daniel. This troper found it deliciously evil. How far he's fallen only gets more apparent from there.
    • Stratagemini: The story is good. But it also deals with depression, suicide attempts and gets very dark, almost to the point of wangst. YMMV, but after one read through, I couldn't get through it again.

All's Well that Ends Well by Esme Phantom

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When a field trip goes horribly wrong, Lancer becomes a halfa.
  • Comments: This fic has single-handedly inspired fanon for many fans, and it's entertaining as hell to read. Lancer gets a rare, positive spotlight and is better for it.

Ticking by Shibby-One

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if Danny had merely been killed by the portal? Clockwork watches it unfold accompanied by the sounds of ticking.
  • Comments: Very poignant, very respectful, with a singular ray of hope.

Empyreal by Shibby-One

  • Recommended By Blood Plum
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: What if, instead of a human becoming a ghost, a ghost...became human?
  • Comments: Being told in first person, it's an absolutely brilliant twist on the series as Phantom tries to move through human life. It was declared a dead fic, but after a two year hiatus it twitched it's way back to life with an update.
    • Unfortunately, there hasn't been an update since 2012. It's probably safe to say that this is a Dead Fic.

Catalyst by Dan Phantom Crush

  • Recommended by Anthiens
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Who is Clockwork? A friend to Danny, or a master manipulator? Sam makes a drastic sacrifice to preserve Danny's world but ultimately only puts off the inevitable. And no one escapes unchanged; her family, Danny's family, even Vlad.
  • Comments: Sam leaves Amity Park, convinced that it's for Danny's own good during Spring Break. The story does a good job with a number of plot elements, the best is how Vlad's character is handled. Though part of the story is a bit implausible ( Phantom not being a Magnificent Bastard? Really?) but the writer just utterly sells it.
    • Seconded. The author treats Dark Phantom more as a version of Danny that got badly corrupted than as a completely different being, but this troper still found herself enjoying the story very much, especially after Chapter 24 or so.

Real Life by Cordria

  • Recommended by J Blaze, Zalein
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: And what if it WAS real?
  • Comments: Cordria does an amazing job of twisting the original material until it hardly resembles the light-hearted show it was inspired by. A Darkfic of the best kind, quickly becoming Nightmare Fuel for this troper. The ghosts are actually ghostly, and the evil is actually terrifying. Danny's powers have some ghoulish implications, and how ghosts are tied to this realm is explored in gritty detail. Manages to go heavy on the Darker and Edgier without getting into Wangst or Narm. Highly recommended. Slow updating, but doesn't seem to be a deadfic yet.

Intangible Trust by DP-shrine-in-closet-girl

  • Recommended by Captain Planette
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: AU. "You may not be afraid of me, but I am." Danny has just moved to Amity Park a year after gaining his powers. He's had to deal with his secret alone all this time. Can he let Sam and Tucker into his life? What happens when they find out the truth?
  • Comments: A very interesting look at the sort of person Danny would be if he didn't have Sam and Tucker to back him up throughout his early ghost adventures, and what would happen if he met them only after establishing himself as a hero. There are a few spelling and grammatical mistakes, but not enough to detract from the story. Also, it brings in the argument of "is ghost hunting ethical" now and then.

Puberty and Hormones by Grin Grin

  • Recommended by forgottengeist
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Two stories set in the same AU.
    • Puberty: Life just got weird. Not bad-weird, just... weird. Oneshot.
    • Hormones: This collection of drabbles is set in my Puberty 'verse and deals with the coming of age and it's various effects on Danny, his friends and his enemies.
  • Comments: It's certainly interesting, dealing with various changes to the DP-verse, both big and small. Making peace with various ghosts? Check. Exploring the various roles they play? Check. Someone figuring out Danny's secret? Check. A whole mess of new ideas and interesting takes on characters? Check, check and double check. While Puberty is a standalone that simply introduces the concept, Hormones is done in the vein of a drabble collection where the various chapters are often linked through overreaching arcs.

Estrelas by Shimegami-chan

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. Sam's attention is captured by a lonely ghost haunting her grandmother's attic...and discovering his secrets will take everything she has.

The Phantom Twins Series by mikaela2015

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Danny Fenton has a twin sister name Dayla who gains powers with him. (Seasons 1 to 4 now have a TV Tropes page)
    • The Phantom Twins: Season 1: Danny and Dayla are twin brother and sister. One day, they had an accident in their parents' lab, causing them to become half-ghosts. Now with the help of their friends Sam and Tucker, they battle ghosts and deal with the pressures of high school. (Complete)
    • The Phantom Twins: Season 2: Danny and Dayla Phantom return with more phantasmic adventures! They will battle more ghosts along with Sam Manson, Tucker Foley and now the newest member of Team Phantom, Andrew Knight. (Complete)
    • The Phantom Twins: Season 3: Danny and Dayla Phantom return for the third season! They'll meet new ghosts, gain new powers and do everything they can to stop the evil Vlad Plasmius who is now the Mayor of Amity Park. (Complete)
    • The Phantom Twins: Season 4 (Preview): This is not the actual story. This is just a preview of what Season 4 will be. (Complete)
    • The Phantom Twins: Season 4: Danny and Dayla Phantom are back! Ever since they saved the world, everything has been going great for our ghostly heroes but unfortunately, Vlad Plasmius has returned and he has come for revenge. Danny, Dayla and Team Phantom will meet new ghosts and gain new powers in this final phantasmic season (I don't own Danny Phantom, only my OC characters. (Complete)
    • The Phantom Twins: Senior Year: A new evil has risen. The battle for the crown is about to begin. Danny and Dayla along with the rest of Team Phantom will have to fight to save the Ghost Zone from Morana as they finish their senior year at Casper High. (Complete)
    • The Phantom Twins: Season 5: Back by popular demand, this is the final ghost butt-kicking season of the Phantom Twins! Join Team Phantom as they try to enjoy a relaxing Summer Vacation while also encountering a few ghost problems along the way before Danny, Sam, Tucker, Andrew, and Valerie head off for College! (Complete)
    • The Phantom Twins: Quest for The Staff of Dreams: Team Phantom reunites in this whole new ghostly adventure. Vladia Plasmius returns with an all-new revenge plan and she's on the search for another powerful object. The Staff of Dreams. Will Team Phantom be able to stop her? (Complete)
    • The Phantom Twins Return to the Second Dimension: What started off as just heading home for the college semester break, has now turned into another dimensional adventure! When the Harvesters attack and the return of some old friends, Team Phantom finds themselves returning back to the second dimension to once again save both worlds. (Complete)
    • The Phantom Twins One Shot Series: A series of one shot short stories of my hit fanfic series the Phantom Twins. Theses stories take place between all four seasons and some are just one shot stories about Danny and Dayla Phantom. (Dormant; last updated September 2020)

World Protection Agency by mikaela2015

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. All his life he was known as Danny Thompson, but when the truth is revealed, he now becomes part of an organization known as the World Protection Agency that fights against DALV, an organization determined to rule the world. Danny, along with his friend Sam Manson, his sister Jazz, and Taylor Russo, work together to stop DALV and find his parents.

More: by Ithic Ascendant

  • Recommended by TTGaga2003
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2021
  • Synopsis: It's one thing after another. A cosmic freak, caught halfway between life and death. Lies at the worst time, hidden truths long buried surfacing. Everything he thinks he knows comes into question. As Danny Fenton dies, but not all the way, a series of events is set in motion. The young man faces hardships not faced by any on the planet, slowly shaping him into something more. DP AU
  • Comments: The story is wonderful in how it has a lot of potential as a rewrite with DC elements, and the author has confirmed that there are plans to make this AU one with the DC universe involved as well. Please read it fully at least once, you won't regret it.

Soaring Spirits Series by GrayWolf120

  • Recommended by Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: An AU in which Vlad never became estranged from Jack and Maddie after his accident. They know his secret, and he’s godfather to Jazz and Danny, becoming a mentor to the latter after he gains ghost powers.
  • Comments: This series is highly recommended if you’re a fan of Vlad acting as a good father figure towards Danny. His friendship with Jack and Maddie really shines here, and the series as a wholes adds a lot more depth for the characters, complete with interesting twists and turns.

The Book by PupptMaster55

  • Recommended by SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story of Danny Fenton's life was going pretty great: he saved the world, got a girlfriend, and his parents are in the know. Too bad it had to end.
  • Comments: Based on the fan theory that nothing in the show post-Fright Before Christmas actually happened because Danny didn't technically escape Ghostwriter's book. It's a very long oneshot, and while the writing can be clumsy at times, it explores the premise well and adds the interesting twist of Danny refusing to accept that the past two years of his life weren't real.

Treading Water by The Full Catastrophe

  • Recommended by TTGaga2003
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "This is the story of why we had to start calling Danny Fenton, Danny FI Nton. Get it, Danny? 'Cause you have FINS? Oh, I kill me." - summary by Tucker Foley. DP Merfolk AU
  • Comments: The story is wonderful in how it has a lot of potential as a rewrite with Merfolk essentially replacing all the ghostly elements, and the author has confirmed that there are plans to continue this AU after a recent hiatus. So take a look at it while you have time and marvel at this masterpiece. It's also on AO3 with the link Treading Water AO3