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Rhinozilla on Archive of Our Own

  • Recommended by: KitKatJ
  • Comments: Rhinozilla's D:BH works, collected in a series dubbed "Detroit 07", are all focused on a post-peaceful uprising DPD and Connor bonding with the other officers through various means. They write everything beautifully, from the silliest shenanigans to the most heart-wrenching angst, and each story is a work of art and an absolute delight to read. Highly recommend!

liketolaugh on Archive of Our Own

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • ''Comments:"" liketolaugh has written some incredible and painful works, mostly focused on Connor. They have a heart-wrenching way of writing that easily adapts to both warm fluff and painful angst.

     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.


The Novelist by Satirrian
  • Recommended by: helpimlost
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Androids did not feel. His mind was cold metal and white plastic. He was nothing more than a mission. The time was 1207 and Lieutenant Anderson was due to arrive at the station. Connor predicted that there was a 67% chance that Lt. Anderson had not arrived at the station.

Some new cases come in that make Connor wonder what deviants really are.

  • Comments: Probably my favourite DBH fic out there. It's a retelling of Connor's story with some changes, but its a lot better. It shows his conflict with his deviancy since the beginning and his interactions with other deviants.

Under the Level Winter Sky by Auguris

  • Recommended by: 307020
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Markus and his comrades managed to reach a peaceful end to the android-human conflict. Connor rose up against his creators and joined his people in their struggle for freedom. Kara never made it to Canada, but she kept her family alive. CyberLife lost. Temporarily. They're not about to stand idle after their trillion-dollar investment just walked away.
  • Comments: A fantastic dive into the complications of a post-"good end" victory. This fic highlights the nuance in all its character portrayals, from the growing rapport between Connor and the other androids to the twisted mentality of CyberLife's villain cast.

Oregon Trail by Zalein

  • Recommended by: 307020, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Simon is haunted by what he did to leave Stratford Tower. Connor has been sent to infiltrate the deviants—with a shrinking window to produce results. North has been benched due to injuries, and finds distraction in a shy YK500 playing games with her friends. No one in their right mind would want to go to Oregon... but a game where you can shoot humans doesn't sound so bad. Featuring: android cholera, the power of friendship, and a revolution that costs more than a week to win.
  • Comments: A scary good example of crack played straight. This fic touches on a lot of the messier relationships and consequences canon ignores, and packs some serious character trauma despite the absurd premise. It's part one of a series, has multiple sequels.

Ignorance Was Never Bliss by wolftez

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor has a long, winding road ahead of him in figuring out just who he is, but with Hank by his side, that road might be a little less curvy.

Part of the Family by Lonyn

  • Recommended by: yin_13147, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hank decides to let Connor know he's part of his family, giving him an ID with his last name. Needless to say it results in an unofficial adoption.

To Be Human by Funkspiel

  • Recommended by: yin_13147, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A year after the protests the station catches wind of a new petty attack from anti-android bigots. A virus, non-lethal, made to simulate the common cold in machines. And Connor’s late to work.

Hands Reaching Out by bluesyturtle

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Markus spares Connor's life, Connor has a moment alone with his thoughts and everything that normally entails. He's prepared to keep to himself until he has to leave for CyberLife, but a stranger with a kind face has other ideas.

Palms Upturned by bluesyturtle

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the days after their victory, Connor frequently goes to visit with the people of Jericho. He doesn't realize he's making friends until North comes to see him.

Take Me Home by TheSwindler

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After a case took a wrong turn, Connor found himself miles away from home under a rainstorm. All the while he broke apart, pieces by pieces. Both physically and mentally.

Doubts by nyromes

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A little more than a week after the revolution, Hank wakes up to find Connor still doubting the extent to which he is actually free.

A Glimpse of Jericho by bluestonewings

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor gets a glimpse of 'JERICHO'. He also gets a glimpse of something else, but androids feel no emotion. At least, they're not supposed to. But something is wrong.
  • Comments: This fic is a breakdown of the scene where Connor becomes traumatized from accessing Simon's memories right before Simon shoots himself.

Elapse by KillTheNoise

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor's journey to deviancy. They said androids were fast learners. Hank wondered just who lied to him like this.

Small Death by Ecliptic (SandandSeas)

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In the wake of revolution, Connor learns how to be human and Hank learns what humanity is. They solve crimes and the world changes around them.

Instability by Katercom

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On a rooftop far above Detroit, Connor finds a deviant, angry and damaged and desperate. It feels familiar in a way that shouldn't feel like anything. What started at the back of the Eden Club takes its course in his system. Something changes. Connor is lost. Maybe that hasn't to be all that bad.

Tougher by Onki

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hank wasn’t getting any younger. At the back of his mind, Connor always knew that. But, it didn’t make the reality any easier.

lifetime in repeat by paintmybonespretty

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor doesn't know why he's doing this. There must be a glitch in his system somewhere, right? For him to want to do this. He's afraid of death but he needs to die. How is that logical?

Too little, too late by agonizingsingularity

  • Recommended by: VS-Milton
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Synopsis: AU where Connor was deviant-minded and close to Hank but didn't get time to deviate when confronting Markus at Jericho, and Hank never confronted Connor the night he took out Markus because he was too drunk.
  • Comments: So far one of the few fics with the RK900 in it, mainly focused on Hank's reaction to Connor's replacement and RK900's growing relationship with him.

not human nor machine by fixandforget

  • Recommended by: VS-Milton
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Freedom doesn’t last for a month before Connor is back to investigating deviants. Perhaps it wasn’t such a good thing that androids were becoming so human—too human.
  • Comments: Explores the possibility of Connor returning to deviant hunting because of Hank's death.

Hostage by 0Melting_Angels0

  • Recommended by: celestialmoonfire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Connor finds Simon on the roof, the confrontation results in injuries which may leave more than just physical scars.
  • Comments: This is an AU where Connor is programmed to feel pain.

Identity Crisis by BrickSheep

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A series of short stories focusing on Connor's new insecurities and the people around him who help calm them.

Shadow Mine by xSparklingRavenx

  • Recommended by: yin_13147, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the months following the android's peaceful campaign for equal rights, Detroit has mostly returned to normal. As Hank and Connor work to solve the cases that come by their desks, something that should be routine turns a lot more deadly. An escaped suspect begins to target cops and their android partners, leaving DPD in a panic as they try to protect their own.

Heartstring by Brachydios

  • Recommended by: yin_13147, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hank decides it’s his responsibility to embarrass Connor in any way he can. It’s just what fathers do, after all.

Static by BrickSheep

  • Recommended by: yin_13147, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Androids weren't mute. Despite that, Hank's new partner couldn't say a word.

The Personal Day by HeyMurphy

  • Recommended by: yin_13147, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The more Hank spoke, the more Connor understood the truth of the situation. The detective’s gruff baritone grated through his chest like churning gravel, and the fluorescent light from the kitchen glistened in his wet eyes. Connor observed the bathrobe, the woolen slippers, and the drawn, exhausted way Hank was breathing. “You’re sick, Lieutenant.”

It Was Never About Jealousy by ChangeTheCircumstances

  • Recommended by: celestialmoonfire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: No one knows Gavin Reed is an illegitimate child and the half-brother to Elijah Kamski. At least no one does until Connor does a fucking DNA analysis on him without him realizing it.
  • Comments: Now has a sequel called Red Viens and a Missing Genius that delves into shipping territory with Gavin/Nines (RK900)

Flowchart by albawrites

  • Recommended by: GuardianTempest
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2018
  • Synopsis: The origins are the same. Markus, a caretaker for an old, famous artist. Kara, a household model involved in an abusive home. Connor, a special investigator prototype with a mission to find deviants. The origins are the same, but the beginning of their stories are different. The end will be what's needed of them.
  • Comments: Connor is sent by Amanda to go undercover as Todd's replacement android. Kara is restored but sent to Carl Manfred's home. Markus is hired by the police department as Hank's partner. This fic has interesting interactions exploring how would the other protagonists react in the others' situations.

stay out of trouble by yellow_caballero

  • Recommended by: ggoulden1695, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Unemployment was not the best thing to ever happen to Connor, but it was high on the list. The best thing to ever happen to Connor was the sight of a Corgi wearing a small cowboy hat leashed to a post in front of the liquor shop. The second best thing to ever happen to him was the emancipation of his people from slavery and the opening of negotiations for equal rights. But unemployment may come in at a solid third.
  • Comment: This fic hilarious with Connor's wry and sassy remarks on everything, basically behaving like a rebellious teenager in this. Yet there's an undercurrent of angst that makes the ending all the more sweet. The author has also written a sequel.

Empathy (and other dead weight) by CynKLBouns

  • Recommended by: celestialmoonfire, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sure, now everyone wanted to hold hands, give out flowers, and pretend machines were real boys and girls or some shit. As if they weren’t hunting them through every city like rats just a month ago. People going nuts over their crusade one moment, stinking up the streets with the fires, and all of a sudden everything just fucking stops as though anything changed. Nothing fucking changed. A machine was still a machine, no matter how fancy its program.
  • Comments: There's another story in the series titled 'Iris' that's also worth a look

Parking Lot Dinner Theatre by Ravenesta

  • Recommended by: celestialmoonfire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor is late, Gavin makes a bad bust, and the Manfreds learn that the real family was the junkie little brothers you made along the way. Somewhere, in the distance, Jeffrey Fowler is writing a detailed list of the pros and cons of auto-defenestration. He will have it framed and hung within the week, and he will longingly stare at it for comfort each and every day until his retirement.
  • Comments: The last line of this fic slayed me. Couldn't recommend harder.

Roombas by unacceptable_bisexual

  • Recommended by: celestialmoonfire, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor keeps adopting Roombas. Hank decides it's time to talk about it.
  • Comment: Had me laughing and awwing at the same time. "So, you’re telling me… you’re telling me these little shits you’ve been bringing here are actually deviant fucking vacuum cleaners?"

Fog and Ice by ViolentMedic

  • Recommended by: RunicHealer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This was by far the stupidest thing he’d done in a long time. Hank did a lot of stupid things, but this had to be top five. Driving hundreds of miles for… for a fucking letter. A letter that just couldn’t be real. It had been Cole's name on the envelope. The sticking point was that dead people didn’t write letters. Hank wanders off into a foggy, abandoned town in hopes of finding his long-dead son, and runs into some fucking bullshit on the way.
  • Comment: Delightfully atmospheric and terrifying. Especially creepy when Connor and Hank meet up after Connor dies the first time.

by my own hand, or none by SunsetOfDoom

  • Recommended by: ggoulden1695
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hank Anderson never expected to have anything pinned to his fridge again- not pictures or crayon drawings or homework assignments. But now, there's a list- an important one, a reminder. It reads: STUFF CONNOR LIKES, and they need to figure out what to put on it.

Beyond the Machine by smolfuriousbi

  • Recommended by: kayday, thebadplace
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2018
  • Synopsis: Hank and Connor go on an undercover mission to northern Canada to try and track down an anti-android cult. Their cover identities? A father and son duo, moving away from the android hotspot of Detroit. Great for anyone that wants more Hank and Connor parental bonding, and Connor struggling to be more human.

Mind-Blowing by Redd000

  • Recommended by: smalldoglewis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: An accident at a neighboring precinct has two departments sharing office space, but Gavin and Hank have murderous beef with the guest lieutenant and Connor is determined to find out why.

Castaways by SilverKnight16

  • Recommended by: kayday, thebadplace
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: This story picks up immediately after the success of Markus' peaceful revolution. Connor has just narrowly prevented Amanda from reasserting CyberLife's control over his programming. Nearly shooting Markus throws Connor's control over himself into question. There's no time to question whether the people around him are truly safe, because before the city has a chance to catch its collective breath, higher-up CyberLife employees start dropping like flies. The sudden chain of apparent suicides is suspicious to Connor, and quite quickly, he and his partner Lieutenant Hank Anderson are put on the case.

i have loved you so long by estora

  • Recommended by: cartographer, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set six months after Markus's peaceful revolution, this story is heavily North-centric. North is rescued from a sex-trafficking ring that FBI Agent Anne Shapiro (an original character) has been pursuing for ten years. The one thing that North hates more than a human is owing a human something, but as the story develops so too does her relationship with the human who saved her. Or; North gets the mother figure she absolutely bloody deserves.
  • Comment: Heartbreaking, witty and beautiful and an ode of love to an often-maligned character of the game. Don't be turned off by the original character - she is there, unusually, not as a love interest or self-insert, but a fully formed personality who serves to guide and grow North.

Children of the Revolution by Elster

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Connor, Hank, Markus and the Jericho gang deal with the aftermath of a successful revolution. Worldbuilding, android science and android politics galore.

he blinded me with science by niltia

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hank hates when Connor puts stuff in his mouth for instrumental analysis. The forensics department personnel, on the other hand, think it’s the best shit ever.

Reconstruct by TheArchaeologist

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor enjoys taking Sumo for his evening walks, enjoys the quiet, enjoys the river, enjoys the way Sumo eagerly tries to gain the affections of a certain golden retriever they always pass. After tonight, 'Connor' might never enjoy anything again.

Deactivation by Captain_Kieren

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A suspect uses Connor's deactivation code. Hank is not okay.

The Manfred Brothers by GreyLiliy

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In a world where Carl has passed, Markus and Leo reconcile and become the brothers their father would have wanted them to be.

Put our differences aside by Kirastes

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gavin goes to hang out with some of his anti-android buddies. He expects some alcohol and stress relief. What he doesn't expect is the android tied up and bound to be someone he knows.

The Kids Are Alright by Selador

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hank is at home, lounging on his couch in his underwear, when the telltale click of the safety on a gun comes from behind him. He twists his head immediately, and his first thought is what the fuck is Connor doing now? His second thought is Jesus Christ, CyberLife sent another one. His third thought is wait, this one’s taller.

5 Times Gavin Receives Kindness and +1 Time He Tries To Give It Back by Lady_Origami

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's hard to continue hating a person when said person is apparently a rather kind soul. Even if that person isn't a person at all, but an android with the same job as him.

The Involuntary Hug by unholygrass

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hank finds a blind and deaf Connor locked in a shed after losing track of him for a few hours. Connor gets a very restrictive hug and a proper panic attack for his troubles.

Rite of Exorcism by partingxshot

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There’s nothing wrong with the smile. It’s not one of the terrible, toothy ones Connor had given in their first days of knowing each other. It’s subtle, and looks like it fits on Connor’s face—like it folds right into the fabricated creases. It doesn’t look right on Connor. (Or: Amanda quietly wins on the stage. The thing piloting Connor’s body is not Connor. Hank will stop at nothing to get him back.)

dead or alive by yellow_caballero

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor became "woke", as the kids say, on a biting December morning. Upon careful consideration, he determined it was best not to tell anybody. List of things Connor has ruined since he deviated: the police force. Hunts for deviants. The printer. Lieutenant Anderson’s patience. Gavin Reed’s kneecap. The sense of safety and security that came when you were not acting as a double agent for the month old yet still unsuccessful terrorist organization and spilling confidential government secrets. The coffee machine. His life. Mostly his life.

The Uncanny Valley by AlleycatAngst

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gavin Reed is adjusting just fine to the new world order. He's fine. It's fine. His RK is far more useful than he would ever have imagined, and they're closing cases in record time. Also it's better than Hank's plastic partner, so everything and everyone is settling down after the android revolution. And then the RK900 went and... shot itself in the middle of the bullpen. But that's just the start. Red Ice, hackers, android trafficking, Cyberlife, New Jericho, and his partner's suicide— everything is connected and the rot is so deep it might have already taken hold in Gavin himself... After all, why waste his time on a case without a victim?
  • Comment: An interesting thriller-style mystery and a realistic redemption for Gavin. Has a short sequel and a longer one, both of which are also interesting.

perfectionism and deviancy by Kuewnasi

  • Recommended by: Gooogley
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Connor deviate simply because of frustration and boredom after having to search for Lieutenant Anderson through several bars when all that precious time could have been utilized with the Carlos Ortiz homicide case that he was ordered to assist in. Surprisingly, so does Amanda.

Piece it back together by ben8615

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor had plans for days like this. Make Hank eat food, drink water, take meds. Call Hank's psychologist, book an appointment. Actually get Hank out of the house, if at all possible.

Connor breathed, letting the crisp air wash over his processors.

They had gotten through this before, they could get through it again. He just needed to keep some levity.

—-

Hank faces a shitty mental health week, but this time, he's got Connor to help him through it.

  • Comment: A very good (albeit short) fic wherein Connor takes care of Hank, instead of the other way around.

we make little pretty things by partingxshot

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “But if Connor can abstract love—make it a blueprint, viewed from above, not quite a part of himself—he can begin to decode it. To understand.”

(Contains: the dubious benefits of over-identifying with pop music, an ill-advised game of emotional chicken with Amanda, the world's worst lake trip, copious robot angst, and Hank trying very hard to be a good dad.)

  • Comment: This fic was a trip from start to finish, literally and figuratively.

data corrupted, data lost by conn_tinuity

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor dies many times. It has an effect.

i am so much older than i can take by Archadian_Skies

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One month, two days, nineteen hours and ten minutes after the end of the revolution the DPD are called to an android homicide; the victim: a YK500 child. A killer playing a sick social experiment pits parents against their android children, and tests the already strenuous relationship between the citizens of Detroit. With Christmas just around the corner, can Hank Anderson and his team solve this case before the holidays?

Or one month, two days, nineteen hours and ten minutes after the end of the revolution, Connor reflects on his deviancy and the events leading him to his current situation; a room in Hank’s house and a place in his life. With Christmas just around the corner, Connor finds himself questioning just what being alive means to him, and the lengths he’ll go to protect the ones he loves. Oh, and what does one buy for a hard boiled, cynical Lieutenant anyway?

  • Comment: A fascinating take on Connor, Hank, and RK900 (Ronan's) relationship and work after the revolution. Throw in a mysterious serial killer and you have a recipe for trouble.

something you've never seen before by thepromiseimadetoyou

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 31 progressing wintery drabbles for a newly deviant Sixty. This existence is difficult but he's surviving, learning, and slowly adapting. His red wall may still have some shards in place but it's okay. Discovering himself is an ongoing mission and he's lucky to have useful allies.

Part of the #DechartDecember theme challenge. A drabble a day.

unsteady by nordblume

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A gun, a photograph, and a bottle of cheap whiskey.

Connor would consider it the start of a bad joke, if it wasn't so terrifying.

  • Comment: Absolutely painful, but satisfying.

[[archiveofourown.org/works/14951541 Gambit]] by PhoenixReviving

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor sensed danger gathering itself in dark alleys and abandoned houses, watching from jagged windows and stained curtains. So, he smiled and charmed potential threats or victims as he used every one of his enhanced sensors to scan for the danger that he knew, just somehow knew, was coiling itself to strike. It was an unshakable dread settling in his struts, a leaden burden of his own to shoulder.

The incident, when it happened, was not what he was expecting. However, that didn't mean he wasn't ready in a split second.

for the love of arachidae by MegaBadBunny

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor stops mid-sentence, head canted to the side, and Hank just knows he’s analyzing him through those shrew-narrowed eyes. He can practically see the numbers flashing by, algorithms working overtime to construct a scenario in which Connor emerges the victor here. Those algorithms, Hank thinks, are gonna be searching a long fucking time.

fifth option/eleventh hour by MegaBadBunny

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor’s smile twitches into a smirk. “You would shoot an unarmed opponent? Seems pretty incongruous with your precious empathy, Lieutenant.”
  • Comment: Featuring machine Connor and an angry and tired Hank.

Authenticity by LemonScience33

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hank puts his hand on Connor’s shoulder and squeezes, and the brave part of Connor wants to lean into it, wants to take Hank’s hand in his own. The fearful part wants to put distance between them, before Hank does it himself after what Connor is about to tell him.

“Hank, since you’re on administrative leave, I assume you haven’t heard. The day you punched Officer Perkins—” Perkins, you fuckin’ cocksucker. Hank’s gruff voice, his fists flying, his badge in jeopardy, for Connor. This is what Connor is so terrified to lose.

He tries again. “That day in the evidence room, when I found the location of Jericho.” Connor longs for his coin, for an outlet for his anxiety. Instead, he lifts his eyes to watch Hank’s reaction. “Hank, I never walked out of that room.”

Connor #313-248-317-53, whose predecessor was murdered by Reed in the evidence room, confesses that he’s not the same Connor Hank knew.

Hank has questions—and answers.

Software Instability by nyromes

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor isn’t really surprised when Hank finds him on the Hart Plaza rooftop. But he needs to accomplish his mission. And Hank refuses to get out of his way.

The Lieutenant looks down, at the street below, then lets go of Connor's wrist and spreads his arms.

"Moment of truth, Connor..." he says, but the words lack the force to sound cynical. Instead, he simply sounds tired. His eyes meet Connor's with an expression that Connor has never been met with before.

Resignation, his program provides. Disappointment. Betrayal and pain.

And something in Connor suddenly breaks.

and all their leaves will wither by Ravenesta

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There's a certain stillness to the aftermath. It's a quiet, mundane consistency, like the universe is giving them room to pick up the pieces, to try and establish a sense of normalcy.

To figure out what normal means, now.

  • Comment: One of my absolute favorite fics. The author has a way with words that truly drags you into the story, and creates a fascinating portrayal of what happens before and after the revolution.

hm. cursed by breadboi

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Connor is a deviant. No one knows that. He does, however, have a strong online presence, and a very large following on his several meme accounts.

Sick Days by sky_blue_hightops

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The first thing he noticed was the overhead light was off, the red of Connor’s LED bouncing around the smooth curves of the bathtub. He moved a hand to flick on the light switch but froze when Connor whimpered. “No, please-”

“Is it the light?” Hank lowered his voice. “A headache, or-”

“Please, please, I’m sorry!” A soft, broken sob. “I’ll better, I promise, don’t…”

  • Comment: Some good old brief Connor whump for all your whumping needs.

Random Acts of Deviance by HighlyOveractiveImagination

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Following the incident at Cyberlife Tower, Hank is having a hard time trusting that Connor is always Connor. Even after the success of the Android revolution and Connor's reinstatement at the DPD, Hank still needs reassurance that he hasn't been tricked again if Connor is out of sight for too long. Cue what Connor calls "Random Acts of Deviance".

Wavelength by liketolaugh

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Synopsis: Connor has a hard time expressing his emotions - it can make him seem cold and unresponsive sometimes, which is the last thing he wants. On the other hand, he does have a helpful mood light in his temple that he’s rather fond of, and more than any other part, Josh thinks it would be easy to upgrade…
  • Comment: Featuring Connor bonding with the rest of Jericho via an upgraded LED. Cute, sweet, and soft, and exactly what you'll need for the next two recommendations.

Activation Day by Lokiitama

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Synopsis: Hank had said they would get to an Aquarium for his activation day.

When the day came, Hank was still in a coma, and nobody remembered about the 15th of August.

  • Comment: There's a happy ending, but first, a nice helping of self-hatred.

Alone and Forgotten by Lokiitama

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Synopsis: Since he got stuck there, all Connor had for distraction was a Sumo-shaped imperfection in the wall, and a count of how many days he had gone missing.
  • Comment: The gradual increasing tension as Connor slowly goes insane in isolation is incredibly terrifying and heartwrenching all at once.

Motown Rain by VintageVulpes

  • Recommended by: Kabureet
  • Synopsis: Connor is hurt on the job and Hank races against the clock to find a way to save him. Facing his own mortality has the younger detective spiraling and the elder one has to find a way to keep it together while memories of the past come back and taunt him with a dreadful vision of the future.
  • Comment: A very well-written twoshot taking place a year after the peaceful protests, but hate crimes against androids have been on the rise. Cyberlife refuses to produce any spare parts for rare prototypes like Connor, and android protection laws are moving too slowly.

Compromised by LuckyGun

  • Recommended by: Kabureet, Shadowfire04
  • Synopsis: After the Revolution, Hank waits for Connor at the Chicken Feed. When the deviant doesn't show, Hank finds him beaten and tortured within an inch of his life. When Markus unexpectedly arrives at Hank's home looking for the injured detective, everything spirals out of control. Connor has to revert to Cyberlife's original programming to save them all.
  • Comment: A well-written, 27000-word complete oneshot story? Any fanfic hunter knows that's like finding a unicorn. This one is great, and will hit you right in the feels. Warning: graphic content, but this is D:BH, you should already know that.
  • Comment: I don't believe I have words to describe how much I love this fic. If you like dad!Hank, badass Connor, and a truckload of Connor whump, this one's for you.

Hello, Detective Reed by Except_On_Tuesday

  • Recommended by: tsukixkumori
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Gavin Reed was ruthlessly ambitious and unapologetically arrogant; the Detroit Police Department never thought they’d need to know anything else about the Detective Sergeant—until one day it has to scramble to gather every detail of the man’s life to save it.
  • Comments: A great story of empathy with a mystery added in. Believable characterization, interesting plot, and lots of whump in all shapes and forms!

     Shipping Fics 

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.


loading emotional database (thank you for your patience) by pseudoanalytics
  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Hank/Connor
  • Synopsis: Hank pulls back from their hug first. “You got a place to stay?” he asks.

It could be easy. He could say no, and Connor is certain Hank will invite him over. He’ll insist Connor takes his bed while he crashes on the couch. He’ll blow up the inflatable mattress Connor saw stacked in his crowded closet.

Hank will move heaven and earth to accommodate him, and that’s why Connor can’t. He’s put Hank through one hell of a week, and he can’t add this to the pile.

“Yes, I do,” Connor says, pretending he doesn’t see Hank’s disappointment. “I have a private suite in Cyberlife Tower."

  • Comment: Once again featuring Connor's belief that his existence is a burden. Don't worry, Hank sets him straight.

A Moment in Between by bluerose5

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Connor/Markus
  • Synopsis: Markus knows that he needs a break, but the last thing that he expects is for Connor to show up at his door.

a thousand million stars by anathebookworm

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Connor/Kara
  • Synopsis: Don’t catch— “I’m sorry,” the android says after looking up. A woman. Her short blonde hair looks almost white in the dim lights. “I didn’t see... Have we met before?” —anyone’s attention.

your eyes on me by goldplated

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Connor/Markus
  • Synopsis: Connor's innocent hobby of watching people happens to turn into something else, now that the focus of his attention is Markus.

Unwind by goldplated

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Connor/Markus
  • Synopsis: After the Jericho raid, Markus and Connor have a brief conversation that stretches into something else.

Your Face Is Frowning Oh So Thin (But The Corners Of Your Eyes Are Smiling) by A_M_Kelley

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Hank/Connor
  • Synopsis: Hank knew he shouldn’t be so surprised with all the androids becoming deviant as of late, but to think Connor, Mr. State-of-the-Art, was starting to feel something… There were no words.

What Comes After by asmyami

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Markus/Simon
  • Synopsis: In the aftermath of the revolution, Markus is left wondering 'what next'? He finds inspiration and support from someone close to him.

Halcyon by Terminallydepraved

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Hank/Connor
  • Synopsis: He was too old for this. He was too old and broken and fucked up to deserve this, but Connor made it too easy to want it anyway.

machine learning by kriegersan

  • Recommended by: yin_13147
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Hank/Connor
  • Synopsis: 2039. After the revolution.

Break Me Slowly by ChangeTheCircumstances

  • Recommended by: celestialmoonfire
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Gavin/Nines (RK900)
  • Synopsis: As the crime rate rises, the police are forced to take back androids, and Gavin finds himself paired up with the last android to come out of CyberLife since the revolution. Despite their rocky start, they learn to work together until a serial killer falls into Gavin's lap. And then another. Gavin believes they could be tied but no one believes him. Not even his android partner sees the connection. Is he imagining it, or is something there?
  • Comment: This story is amazing, but it's also incredibly dark. Every chapter I read makes my heart rate skyrocket. There is no happy ending for Gavin in this story. My heart broke when I read the last chapter.

Uncanny by MercuryPilgrim

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Connor/Gavin Reed
  • Synopsis: It’s strange, how RK-800 is more unnerving as a Deviant than he ever was as a machine.

I will become yours and you will become mine by spiderwebsitar

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: RK900/Gavin Reed
  • Synopsis: After an argument with his new partner, Gavin Reed wakes up five years in the future married to an android who won’t stop making fucking waffles.

System Error by drurie

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: RK900/Connor
  • Synopsis: Assigned to assist in the Arctic conflict, the RK900 unit Conrad's first real task is to oversee - on its own - a military cargo truck traveling from Detroit city to the Arctic base. It finds out quickly that it's not the only android aboard.

Good Morning, Lieutenant by TNKT

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Connor/Markus
  • Synopsis: The free androids of Detroit start building their brand-new future, but peace is only relative in the troubled times that follow a revolution. One of the major figureheads of the revolution and finally a deviant, Connor now has to learn how to handle free will. The AI that both guided and punished him is gone, but at a price, and he struggles with his newfound freedom when guilt and fear are the crumbling foundations of his new life.
They say they want him there with them, but Connor can't understand why. He's afraid of himself and what he's capable of, afraid that maybe these feelings don't have their place within him.But despite all the doubts he may have, Connor finds that he desperately wants to live : because whenever he feels himself slipping and falling, they're here to catch him.

Please heed the tags. Look after yourself!

  • Comment: 450k RK1K slow burn, with a hefty helping of Connor whump, PTSD, depression, and general bad times (though it's starting to look up) for the androids post-peaceful revolution. And the author doesn't mess around with the slow burn, either. It's been 450 thousand words and the closest they've gotten is semi-holding hands. If you have a lot of time to kill and/or you want to have your heart ripped to pieces, this one's for you.

Slouching Towards Bethelem by o_antiva

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: RK900/Connor
  • Synopsis: What Hank told them was this: Connor had a choice and he chose the power of good. He could have joined the machine uprising. He could have burnt everyone’s skeleton to a chain-link fence. He could have gone full Dolores. He could have become Death, destroyer of worlds. But no, he just strolled back into the precinct like vintage John Mulaney in his high-waisted man routine.

And, why? Who knows. Who the fuck knows. Hank wonders if the RK800 team at CyberLife can even figure this shit out, and they built him. Weirder than that, and maybe worse than that, the hyper-advanced AI investigator has decided to imprint itself on Hank, so now he’s got to teach Connor about the important things about life, like action movies and the Metallica Black album. And he’s got to get his own shit together.

December 2038. Captain Fowler assigns Reed to work with Hank and Connor in an overwhelmed precinct. Reed is tasked with an unusual android case out of spite, while Hank assists Connor in adjusting to life at the station. Just as Connor -53 starts to hit his stride, strange memories begin to surface: corrupted data, an advanced RK model, and the horrifying implications of past lives in CyberLife Tower.

  • Comment: While this leaves off on a cliffhanger, this is undeniably an enjoyable read. It mainly keeps a lighthearted tone as Connor tries to befriend Gavin, who is understandably wary of the RK800. Hank, meanwhile, just goes along for the ride. The ship isn't the main focus, so if you're looking for a general fic featuring police force humor not unlike Brooklyn 99, this one's for you.

Synchroncity by SkadizzleRoss

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: RK900/Connor
  • Synopsis: AWOL military android RK800-57 'Connor' turns up on the streets of Detroit, looking for answers on deviancy - looking to save the undeviated RK900 he left behind.

Connor finds help in the form of reluctant android investigator Hank Anderson and the city's resident deviant population, but the search for a soul becomes far more convoluted than he anticipated.

An RK1700 military AU exploring the nature of deviancy, spooky machine love and the high price of freedom in a pre-rev world.

  • Comment: This is a beautiful fic where Connor and the RK900 (Nines) are originally deployed as android soldiers in the Arctic. The fic has an incredibly distinctive and profound writing style not quite like any other fic I've read.


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    Crossover Fics 
Stories that combine elements of more than one established series.
Getting Ahead of Deviancy by lapsi
  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Mindhunter
  • Synopsis: The FBI begins to infringe on Lieutenant Hank Anderson's investigation of the TV station hijacking, in the form of the newly established Deviant Science Unit. The Bureau's answer to outbreaks of deviant behaviour, this unit collects data on deviant androids in order to understand and preempt criminal behaviour. So, Hank has no fucking idea why they've zeroed in on a non-deviant android, his partner Connor.
  • Comment: An interesting crossover featuring amazing characterization of the four leads, a more realistic android revolution and an explanation into what deviancy and rA9 really are. Also features an interesting characterization of RK900.

What Would Markus Do? by SoulStealer1987

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Undertale
  • Synopsis: Humans and androids have found themselves in an uneasy peace, although that’s not to say there isn’t still a long way to go. Then Connor’s asked to investigate a site where humans have been disappearing for a very long time. And, suddenly, everything’s a lot more complicated. Of course, Connor’s the only one who knows just how complicated things are now, and he’s got slightly bigger problems at the moment. Like staying alive, and one step ahead of the monsters that want to steal his apparently very human soul.

You, Robot by liketolaugh

  • Recommended by: Shadowfire04
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Synopsis: Trapped in an alternate past by an errant energy flare, Connor struggles to find a place for himself in a world where those like him do not and cannot exist. At the same time, Tony latches onto every possible distraction from his still-looming PTSD, and JARVIS does his best to support him wherever he can. These things are not related. (Yet.)
  • Comment: As per usual, liketolaugh outdoes themselves with each work. Expect some Jarvis and Connor friendship, Tony and Connor getting the love and support they need and deserve, and plenty of little warm fluff scenes in between. If you want something that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, this one's definitely for you.

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