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Doctor Who has a long history of fan-fiction in non-text formats, as well as a long and proud history of promoting fans into Show Runner status. The Doctor Who Audio Visuals cassette tapes, for example, were circulated from 1985-91 by Nicholas Briggs and other future Promoted Fanboys - who now run the official Big Finish Doctor Who and have adapted many of the stories into canon.

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The 10 Doctors by Rich Morris
  • Has its own Trope Page.
  • Alternate Link to download the comics.
  • Recommended by Zxynoxia, cg12345, Unclouded TJ, Digi Flame, Revelo, Nightsky, Moloch, Sonikkuruzu, LongLiveHumour
  • Synopsis: A webcomic that is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Ten Doctors, many companions, and just about every enemy from the TV series that wasn't dead at the end of their arc.
  • Comments: A fun read, although a little slow at times.
    • Seconded by cg12345. Very much.
    • Unclouded TJ: Very well done but if you want to read through it faster try the second link as it's faster to download them and read rather than use the archive.
    • Also recommended by Digi Flame. Continuity Porn in its most concentrated form.
    • Revelo: I also recommend this, really well written, fantastic art and a TARDIS full of lore and continuity porn with some awesome and heartwarming parts thrown in too.
    • Scionofgrace: Recommended wholeheartedly! So many, many awesome moments.
    • YYZ: Also to be recommended is one of Morris' subsequent stories, which features the Third Doctor in Elizabethan England.
    • I don't have a troper page yet, so I'll just sign using my real initials for now (and I'll change it once I make one), but I, ZT, agree, and would like to say that the other Doctor Who stories Rich has done, despite being crossovers with series I'm unfamiliar with, are awesome as well. Also, I feel that "The Ten Doctors" is possibly the greatest Doctor Who story ever.
    • Teorwyn: This is the story that introduced me to the Whoniverse. Even though I didn't have any idea what was going on when I started, the story, convoluted as it was, let me pick things up as I went along and left me wanting more. HIGHLY recommended.
    • Finister2: So good you'd think it was in canon.
    • MrThorfan64: One of my favourite stories in any medium. Better then most Doctor Who stories.
    • darksecret: For New Who fans, this is a great introduction to the Classic Doctors. Definitely worth a read.


  • Recommended by: SanDemonMax
  • Synopsis: An author who specializes in short Doctor Who fics following Eleven and company, with occasional multi-chapter fics, and/or fics following other Doctors.
  • Comments: When I say short, I mean short. One of his fics, titled Prey, is exactly 49 words long. 25 of those are his Once A Fanfic thanks yous at the end. And yet even at just 24 words for the story proper, it's a brilliant read.


  • Recommended by beeruckzII
  • Comments: Some of their notable Doctor Who works include A Man Could Get Killed, Adaption; both of which are NSFW, That So Works and then This Lonely Angel. They're all Sally Sparrow/Larry Nightingale stories, by the way. Now, I support the pairing, but some others might not so just be informed of that.

The Crossover Adventures by Aron Toman

  • Recommended by Silent Hunter
  • Synopsis: Basically a bunch of audio plays with the Doctor (played by Toman) and some original companions, plus Frobisher, as well as characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scream, and The Muppets.
    • Silent Hunter has only listened to "A Time Lord in Prince Henry's Court", a humorous tale set in 16th-century France, but it's a highly recommended tale of forbidden love, apples and Leonardo da Vinci.

Crystal Rose of Pollux

  • Recommended by: Zelda12343
  • Synopsis: Her Doctor Who Fanfics, which range from short drabbles to multi-chapter fics, focus mostly on the Second Doctor and Jamie. The full timeline of her works can be found here on Tumblr.
  • Comments: I cannot recommend her writing enough. Her characterization is flawless, not just for the Second Doctor and Jamie, but for every canon character they come into with. In spite of her rather timey-wimey writing, which could potentially cause a snarl in the timeline, is excellently handled. Her plots are very engaging, and often quite funny. Best of all, however, is that fact that pretty much every chapter involves some heartwarming moment or other, often courtesy of Jamie.
  • Now has a tropes page.

Dobby's Socks

  • Recommended by Katherine-Sanderson
  • Synopsis: A team of three authors that write really, really good Doctor Who fics with both really sad and really heartwarming moments. There are a mix of both One-shots and longer fics. Mainly about the 10th and 11th Doctors.

The Doctor Who Project by Bob Furnell and others

  • Recommended by Clendy82
  • Synopsis: Perhaps the largest and longest-running Doctor Who fan fiction series in existence. Running continuously since 1999, the Doctor Who Project has had twelve seasons and counting of high-quality prose, ranging from short stories all the way to epic length novels. The first two stories star the Seventh Doctor before he regenerates and the series continues with an original "Eighth" Doctor onwards. For fans of older Doctors, there is a "Brief Encounters" section featuring stories starring the television Doctors with elements of the main TDWP series. Today the series stars the TDWP Tenth Doctor and continues to provide the very best in new Doctor Who stories with an old school feel.
  • Comments: With a series of such breadth and variety as the Doctor Who Project, there are going to be a lot of hits and misses as far as individual readers' preferences are concerned. Stories like "Nine Days" and "Journey's End" in the TDWP Ninth Doctor's era are held up as particular common favorites, though. To help deal with the fact that a dozen seasons' worth of near novel-length stories can lead to a bit of Archive Panic, the series editors have released a comprehensive series bible giving details on every published story, including trivia and plot synopses.

It's fandom bitches by gidget_zb

  • Recommended by: wolfpuppy.
  • Synopsis: The best Doctor/River fanfic writer on the web.
  • Comments: Writes amazing plots from ever time period in the series, as well as brilliant AUs and romances. Especially recommended is Turkish Delight in the Moonlight.


  • Recommended by Lady Of Procrastination, thebadplace
  • Synopsis: Explorations of the Doctor's enduring impact on the universe, funny bits that feel like they were lifted right out of the show, fix fics you never knew you needed... everything you could ask for from a fanfic writer, really.
  • Comments: Her individual fics have been recommended often enough on this page already, but everything by Lyricwritesprose is worth reading. The stories feel like they were lifted out of canon, the characterization is always spot-on, and the writing is top-notch. Be sure to take a look at the TARDIS-centric pieces!

Star Crossed, a crossover recommendations page by lost-spook

  • Recommended by LongLiveHumour
  • Synopsis: A recommendations page for Doctor Who crossovers. Stories are linked only.
  • Comments: A huge list of recs across many, many fandoms. The page owner is lost-spook, a fine ficcer in their own right.

The "This Time Round" Archive by various.

  • Recommended by Daibhid C
  • Now has its own Trope Page
  • Synopsis: A Meta Fic series set in a pub outside Doctor Who continuity, where the characters go between stories. And the surrounding town. And the creche, where the Spinoff Babies stay and have a storybook that forces their adult counterparts to act out fairy tales. And the High School AU, Primary/Elementary School AU, and Retirement Home AU.
  • Comments: Particularly recommended is B.K. Willis's To Die For series in which, free from the burden of her canonical personality, Nyssa is reimagined as an inventive psychopath with a grudge on Adric (who keeps coming Back from the Dead). It's much better than that makes it sound.

A Teaspoon and An Open Mind, the largest Whoniverse-dedicated fanfic archive

  • Recommended by bwburke94
  • Comments: Generally speaking, if you're looking for a Doctor Who fanfic, you can find it here.


  • Reccomended by NCToni
  • Comments: An impressively prolific, gloriously in-character Twelve/Missy writer, exploring the good (domesticity, cuddling, fondness, and bickering) the bad (conflicting, well, everything) and the ugly (astonishingly well-written smut) of their relationship. Everywhere from the humor of being walked in on (by a perfectly characterized Bill and Nardole, no less) to the heartwrenching reality of the decisions they have to make.

    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.

10 Points To Yaz by 13beautifulghostmonument

  • Recommended by: Professor Detective
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Thirteenth/Yaz (implied)
  • Synopsis: Team TARDIS go on a trip to Ikea and The Doctor makes a new friend.
  • Comments: Said new Friend: a shark plushie Thirteen names Sebastian.

The Adventures of the Doctor and Rory the Roman by jesterlady

  • Recommended by thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rory's waiting for 2,000 years. How many Doctors do you think he'd meet in that time?

After Life by Amy Wolf

  • Recommended by D Mint, Anonymous Mc Cartneyfan, Lullabee, Digi Flame, Nightsky
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rationally speaking, you know you’re not dead. Also, there aren’t eight other people in here, and you aren’t trapped in Jean-Paul Sartre’s vision of Hell. A Journey to the Center of the Mind during the early hours of his regeneration into the 10th Doctor, After Life is told from the perspective of the 9th Doctor. that looks into how the 9th Doctor blames himself and the 8th Doctor for the Time War, his previous eight selves' light treatment of the Daleks, and how the 9th Doctor tries to learn to forgive himself and the Eighth Doctor for destroying Gallifrey.
  • Comments: An awesome read. Written in Second Person POV... and it works.
    • Digi Flame: Each chapter presents something unique.

Alien Abduction by JJPOR

  • Recommended by genisgone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: UFOs! Men in Black! Psychedelic Hippies! Tentacle-Beasts from Dimension X! New Mexico, 1968: Evil lurks beneath the Diablo Mesa as the Doctor and Romana take on the might of the Military-Industrial Complex; the Military-Industrial Complex probably ought to be very scared.
  • Comments: An excellent adventure that feels like you're watching it on television instead of reading it. JJPOR combines Douglas Adams-esque narrative wit with sharp dialogue and a host of intriguing and amusing side characters, including a woman who develops quite the adorable crush on Romana. Romana in particular shines in this piece, and plays an active role, equal to the Doctor's. Alien Abduction reminds this troper of the best of the Doctor Who novel writers. This is truly professional quality writing and the incorrigible Fourth Doctor at his best.
    • Seconded by Veanne, who thinks this fic is hilarious. You'll laugh your pancreas out.

Alone by Melora maxwell

  • Recomended by dalekandrew, beeruckzII
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Enter the mind of the last Dalek.
  • Comments: An excellent novelization of the episode Dalek, as seen through the eyes of the titular Omnicidal Maniac Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds. It WILL pull your heartstrings.
    • I think this story is brilliant! Even though it's told through the first person POV of a Dalek, which may seem strange, the way the author handled the emotions, the perspective and the actual interpretation of the episode and the Dalek's "feelings" was superb! Definitely check it out if you're a fan of the Daleks.

And Then There Was One by Space Time Conundrum

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (part one of an upcoming series)
  • Synopsis: An AU in which the Great Time War occurred earlier in the timestream — specifically, the Doctor who fought it and ended it was Five. Except the Master put him under the Chameleon Arch and took his place, sending Five to Earth as a mild-mannered former combat medic. Now the Broken Bird Time Lord has made a life for himself in a small Canadian town, but there are things in the woods...
  • Comments: Good psychology. Starts out slow, but gets quite intense — if you like subtle horror and wistfulness, give it a read.

The Angel in the House by Cryptile

  • Recommended by Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Weeping Angels have feelings, too, you know?
  • Comments: By all means this should be a horror story, but it's so chock full of humour (dark, dark humour, granted) it genuinely makes people laugh. If a little nervously. Cause there is a Weeping Angel in the house, and there has been for years now. It also might have reproduced. Sweet dreams.

C-H-E-A-T-E-R by Lyricwritesprose

  • Recommended by Veanne, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete (short)
  • Synopsis: Six gets arrested. For cheating at Scrabble. Or, actually, for doing it in his own special way.
  • Comments: You don't need to play Scrabble to understand this and to laugh so hard milk will snort out of your nose. The cops arresting Six are the most beautifully exasperated Those Two Guys ever.

Children of Galifrey by Hand of Omega

  • Recommended by A Random Whovian
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A series of drabbles featuring the Master and the Doctor as children. Can be considered slashy, but it's mostly friendship. Filled with Classic Who references and a lot of different genres.
  • Comments: An amazing piece of work, honestly. Great for fans of New Who and Classic Who alike.

The Day(ish) Night(ish) Time(ish) of the Five(ish) Doctors Reboot by dbskyler

  • Recommended by: Time Lord Victorious
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Steven Moffat wants to do another multi-Doctor special. Will Peter, Colin, and Sylvester get any voicemail messages this time? Read on, because this fic is not about some flash-in-the-pan 500-million-dollar picture! This is important!
  • Comments: If you enjoyed "The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot", chances are that you'll enjoy this too.

Days to Come by Schildkroet

  • Recommended by Veanne
  • Status: Complete (short)
  • Synopsis: After Time Crash, Five muses on the future to come.
  • Comments: Sad and introspective, with a glimmer of existentialist determination. Well written psychological fic.

The Devil's Harvest by vvj5

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Clara (one of them) meets a very strange man in the woods. And aliens. Lots of wonderful snark between 1936!Clara and himself - the two really come across as both true-to-canon standoffish and likeable, not to mention funny. Which is a good thing, because those aliens are definitely not nice. Run, you clever boy. And remember...

A Different World by Lady Clark-Weasley of Books (AU)

  • Recommended by Ryan Lohner
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In "Doomsday", it's the Doctor who gets trapped in the parallel world, leaving Rose alone. The TARDIS makes her into a Time Lord and she picks up the show's canon from there.
  • Comments: For most of season three this is a pretty rudimentary AU fic with Rose largely just cut-and-pasted into the Doctor's place. However, when the Master shows up the story suddenly clicks into high gear as we get a great and truly different take on the events of those episodes. It largely stays that way from then on.
    • Quite contrived, a lot is unexplained, and the style feels a bit silly and forced.

A Discourse on the Medical Risks of Regeneration by Pencil Guardian

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On Gallifrey, the newly-minted Third Doctor gets a checkup.
  • Comments: Despite the fairly simple sounding blurb, this is a thoughtful and at times quite funny fic with an ending that's not quite tragic. Not really a spoiler for The War Games, as everyone already knows what happens at the end.

The Doctors' Mission Statement by nichelle.hp

The Effect of Dimensional Transcendence on Mozzarella Cheese by Diane Duane

  • Recommended by: cg12345
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Five and Nyssa make pizza. Heroic yeast is involved. And there's a recipie at the end!
  • Comments: I simply cannot stress how much better than it sounds this fic is. You need to read this.

The End of the Universe by The Smiling Shadow

  • Recommended by Extraintrovert
    • Seconded by Digi Flame, that is, if you don't mind the half-human references.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Delves into the mind of the Doctor as he watches, well, the end of the universe.
  • Comments: A guaranteed Tear Jerker.

Five Times Lord Braxiatel Had Occasion to Regret The Doctor’s Exile Very Deeply Indeed by x_los

  • Recommended by CookiesAreNice
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Humour - follows an Expanded Universe character's increasingly irritating encounters with the Doctor
  • Comments: You don't need to follow the EU to find this absolutely hilarious - the lovesick Master, the Doctor completely blind to the chaos he causes, the one scene only visits by companions, and possibly the best humorous characterization. Just read the thing.

Flowers on Fire by etherati

  • Recommended by Loki, seacloudsky
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Author's summary: They burn, in the darkness and the light, circling round each other like binary stars just on the edge of nova. They both burn, but they do not burn the same. Theta, Koschei, and their successors.
  • Comments: Long one-shot, spanning from academy era to new Who series three finale. All I can say is really really good. Really.
    • Seconded by seacloudsky. This fic is a nice study for those interested in the Master's and the Doctor's relationship, with a clear depiction of the author's interpretation of Gallifreyian society.

The Forgotten by AKs-on-show

  • Recommended by praguespring, Veanne
  • Status: Complete (first episode)
  • Synopsis: A young Australian woman named Sophie is forced to rely on someone for the first time in her life when the people around her start vanishing, and her universe literally begins to collapse. Her only hope is a man that calls himself the Doctor.
  • Comments: The first in what looks like it'll be a rather long series. Featuring a new Doctor and a new companion, this story spends a lot of time introducing them. Interesting characters, even if the prose is a little boring. Give it a look! You might even enjoy it.
    • You'll find a lot more of it here, although the series seems dead now, and right at the moment everything was coming to a resolution. Sigh.

From This Day To The Ending Of The World, by Ice Blue Nothing

  • Recommended by Nightsky
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The TARDIS, with the freshly regenerated Ninth Doctor inside, crashes onto a planet at the end of the war. Nine tries to put his life back together.
  • Comments: What's that, you say? You want an Eight -> Nine regeneration story? That is completely awesome? Here you go, then.
    • Seconded by Master Ferret - This is the best fic, by far, that I've read of Nine's regeneration. The Time War sequence is beautifully written, and the work as a whole seamlessly transitions from Classic to New.

Frozen Hearts by bibliophile1887

  • Recommended by Maki P, Vorel_Laraek, Nightsky, seacloudsky
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Peri comes to terms with the Doctor's new incarnation while the Doctor tries to keep her from freezing to death.
  • Comments: It's quite lovely, a bit angsty, but very good; it really shows how much the Doctor cares about his companions, even after regenerating. I'm not sure if it is friendship or shipping, could be either.
    • All of what the above says and more. Peri and the Doctor's relationship is portrayed beautifully, as is the Doctor's regeneration.

The Game by Vic Taylor

  • Recommended by: Purple Bouncy Ball
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor and the Master play the Game, because by now, it is all they have left.
  • Comments: This is a short oneshot detailing the dynamic between the Doctor and the Master, narrated as if by someone telling a story. It is well worth the five minutes it will take you to read, and it is so far one of the only fics I've seen that can say so much in so few words. It is poetic, painful, saddening, pity-inspiring, and most of all, accurate.

Holding the Moment by Hokuto

  • Recommended by: Sixth Saint
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Time War is wrapping up and the Doctor's got a job to do.
  • Comments: A particularly heartbreaking fic, particularly the bit with Susan at the end, which had this troper brought to near tears.

Holiday Jobs by johne/John Amend All

  • Recommended by: Daibhid C
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Zoë Herriot, back in the late 21st century and mindwiped of her time travelling with the Doctor, receives an unusual job offer, which leads to even more unusual work. Essentially, futuristic whodunnits, sometimes with Whoniverse monsters, even giving Zoë a Watson in the form of OC Lily Carson.

Invisible Road by Lyricwritesprose

  • Recommended by Joysweeper, cg12345, InkedJester
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It. Is. Defended. Companion piece to "They Say", but it can stand alone.
  • Comments: It's not who you'd think it is it's Ace and it's awesome.
    • cg12345: No kidding. And the Baseball Bat of Awesome makes a welcome reappearance!

It Will Come For Your Children

  • Rec'd by Lady Of Procrastination
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A combined effort collection of drabbles and ficlets to see how many ways the Doctor can scrounge for new companions from the progeny of the old.
  • Comments: Also check out Folie à Trois, a continuation of Success, which isn't listed.

A Kinder Cartography by Noldo

  • Recommended by Long Live Humour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A map of the world in names; the Doctor and his companions.
  • Comments: Something different. Noldo writes word-games and format-games and mind-games, and they twist together so hard they make your chest ache. A character study of sorts.

Le Donne Che Piangono (The Weeping Women) by Aralias

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gallifrey is silencing its women.
  • Coments: A haunting look at Gallifrey during the war, that weaves together Doctor Who Expanded Universe canon with The End of Time and offers a (tragic) explanation as to why Romana wasn't present then.

Lies Told To Children another excellent fic by Lyricwritesprose

  • Recommended by: genisgone, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor explains why he travels with humans, or possibly just spins a tale.
  • Comments: A really beautiful fanfic that encapsulates why the Doctor does what he does, and the character change that made him the Doctor to begin with.

Lost Luggage and Lost Souls by Nemo the Everbeing

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Buses Are for Freaks. Seventh and Ace, a pair of definitive freaks, are taking a Greyhound bus to St. Louis and end up clashing with a different tier of villains than usual.
  • Pairing: Very, very subtle Seven/Ace (of course, lay one finger on her and you're doomed, but the romantic undercurrent is very subtle).
  • Comments: Tons upon tons better than it sounds. Good psychology, noirish, CSI-ish feel, not just because of the two cops in the background, but primarily it's the Doctor getting to save something smaller than the reality itself for a change. And it's really well done.

The Moment Has Been Prepared For by Lurky McLurklurk (character death)

  • Recommended by alliterator, GiantEye
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Donna's granddaughter watches as she dies.
  • Comments: A brilliant piece of Fix Fic that's great for those suffering after the ending of "Journey's End" (major spoilers for JE, however).

More Than an Echo by samfeasor

  • Recommended by Rain Krystal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The continuing adventures of the Doctor's daughter. A creature of first experiences, she is growing and learning exponentially, traveling the universe in the year 6012 (New Byzantine Calendar) and trying to lead the kind of life that would make her father proud: an exemplary one.

Mother's Day by nostalgia

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Susan Smith is in love with an alien.
  • Comments: A tragic but lovely take on one of the pieces of Doctor Who lore that most fans would prefer to forget: the Eighth Doctor's assertion that he is "half-human, on his mother's side" and does a good job with making it fit in the wider mythos. Has multiple sequels: one with the Seventh Doctor (here), two with the Twelfth Doctor (here and here), one with the Eighth Doctor (here), and one with the Academy-era Doctor (here).

Mrs. Pond and the Doctor by Memory Dragon

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (three stories)
  • Synopsis: Amelia Pond (Williams!) steps off the TARDIS, still in her wedding dress, to find that instead of in the Orient Express IN SPACE!, she got dumped into a Sea Devil dungeon. In The '70s (or possibly The '80s). At least there is the Doctor there, if not exactly the one she'd be expecting, so he can help her pass the time. Also chocolate, aliens, monsters, the always smooth-talking Master and all these Good-Looking Privates of UNIT prove to be a helpful distraction. If only she didn't miss Rory so much...
  • Comments: A fun, upbeat series of stories. Their particular strength lies in Amy's point-of-view regarding fashion, attitudes and how cute the Master is.

The New Three Doctors by Jason.

  • Recommended by Ocean Homer
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Amy and Rory are gone, causing the Doctor to finally snap. In a fit of rage between him and his wife, he crashes the TARDIS on earth, causing something to happen that hasn't happened in a while.

Operation Awesome by AND

  • Recommended by Lady Of Procrastination, beeruckzII
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A different sort of Journey's End Fix Fic. Does Donna really need to remember her travels with the Doctor to unlock the confidence and strength she found on her travels with him? Doesn't that suggest that there's something wrong with living on Earth? Sarah Jane and Torchwood gang up to save Donna - one way or another.
  • Comments: The title says it all, really. Best Journey's End Fix Fic I've read.
    • Beautiful story. It ties up everything so nicely, keeps everyone in character and makes me feel just a little bit better about what happened to Donna. A must read for Donna fans and for those suffering emotionally from the ending of Journey's End.

Past Due by Cryptile

  • Recommended by Long Live Humour, Veanne
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The Doctor gets in over his head searching for a dangerous relic from the Time War, meaning that Jack and Rose will have to bail him out. Too bad he's packed them off on a holiday.
  • Comments: Easily one of the best fanfics I've ever read. The plot draws you in, a net of beautiful writing threaded with humour. Cryptile writes a bloody good Nine. Sadly unfinished at twenty chapters and likely to remain so, but I still recommend it: for some reason it gives a lot more closure than most deadfics.

People Used to Dream about the Future by calapine

  • Recommended by theorc
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The world has ended. This is a lie. Too bad no one told Rose, Jack, and the Doctor.
  • Comments: Not only one of the best pieces of fanfic I've read in this fandom, but possibly of all time. The plot, the Unreliable Narrator, and the ending... to say too much about it would be to spoil it, but it's a must-read. (The link is to the final part of the story, but links to all the other ones are on top as well.)

The Powers of Two by aragonite

  • Recommended by Inspibrain101
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A set of connected one-shots, celebratory of the 2nd Doctor (though they do not exclusively feature him). "He was erased from his own memories, and what little he does remember is confusing and contrary. And yet he shaped them all into the versions of himself that survive to this day. A closer look at The Second Doctor, and how very vital he was and will be to them all...even if they can't remember him."
  • Comments: The fic is very obviously celebratory of the 2nd Doctor, and finds very interesting ways of showing how he left his mark on all his future incarnations without stretching canon too much. The reason I absolutely adore this fic, though, is what it does to canon without technically breaching it; before reading this, I completely dismissed a lot of ideas in the Expanded Whoniverse, such the Looms and the history of Gallifrey, Rassilon, Omega, and particularly the Other. This fic looked at it all in a completely new way and I lapped it up! This author properly paces backstory and foreshadowing, enough to whet the reader's appetite, and does an excellent job of giving characters introspective/tender moments without going OOC.

Psycho Savior, qu'est-ce que c'est? by kalima

  • Recommended by cg12345, Ms Shaw, Nightsky, LongLiveHumour, CaptainColdCutCliche, InkedJester
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Ninth Doctor rescues a screwed-up suicidal girl, and rescues a living piece of architecture.
  • Comments: This story features a pretty dark take on the Ninth Doctor, who was never exactly a sunshiney kind of guy to begin with. Fortunately the writer never forgets that the Doctor is, in fact, a Big Damn Hero which keeps the story firmly on the side of pretty damn good. Great acidic dialogue between Nine and the girl (Emily), as well.
    • Seconded ten times over by CaptainColdCutCliche. This fic needs to be read. The dialogue is wonderful, and Nine's characterization is just incredible.

Practical Mythology by lyricwritesprose (again)

  • Recommended by DWMP, Long Live Humour, InkedJester, thebadplace, Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Jack Harkness is disabused of two false notions: that he is a coward, and that Time Lords never existed outside of myth.
  • Comments: There is a reason why lyricwritesprose's name keeps showing up on this page. This is one of their longer works and they think it isn't the best "Jack's-first-days-on-the-TARDIS" fic out there but I'm pretty sure it is. Warning for some graphically described Body Horror in the last chapter.
    • This is among the best fanfics I have ever read. It's about Jack, but there's also some good stuff about the Doctor's PTSD, and the adventure part of it is creative and believable.

Reality by LovelyAmberLight

  • Recommended by Blueu22, Lostiesgirl
  • Status: Dead; last updated January 2018
  • Author's Synopsis: A more realistic story of a whovian getting stuck in the "Doctor Who" universe. This isn't the typical "Yay, I met the Doctor" story. If you suddenly found out the Doctor was real, wouldn't you be a little scared? That would mean all the monsters were real too! WARNING: Trying the first quick chapter, may result in who-fic addiction. (Not responsible for binge reading) :)
  • Comments: This fic truly is a binge read. I'm absolutely in love with it! The protagonist, Lilly, is a very human and realistic character. She is an 18-year-old college student who absolutely loves Doctor Who, especially number 9, but when she mysteriously finds herself in the whoverse her life becomes something of a nightmare. With The Doctor not believing she's from a universe where his life is a children's show, being diagnosed as "time sensitive", and caught in a 5 billion year paradox Lilly needs to learn how to navigate through life with The Doctor without accidentally destroying the multi-verse.
    • Seconded strongly by this troper. LovelyAmberLight writes a very good Nine, brooding, dark, and occasionally goofy, with definite fatherly tendencies towards Lilly. Jackie Tyler, of all characters, is given a wonderful introduction and the character development she always deserved. Also, the main character, Lilly, is the best OC I've ever seen, in any fic. She is very real, terrified by the new universe she's in, but still incredibly brave. The plot is complex, twisting, and full of paradoxes - be sure to pay attention! All in all, an excellent fic.
      • Thirded by this troper, have followed her since her very first chapter. And as someone who knows the author, on, she also has various crossover fics within Doctor Who with other realistic fic authors involving OC Companions. A notable one involving Lilly and emptyvoices' Sara Thomas, called Lost in Reality, an alternate timeline/sequel.

ROPE by kalima

  • Recommended by: cg12345, Long Live Humour, InkedJester
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Tegan misplaces her key. She did not have a good time losing it. The Doctor sets out to retrieve it, and, in the process, changes a young man's perception of himself, and his place in the world.
  • Comments: Wow. Kudos to the author for making FIVE freaking terrifying without him seeming out of character. Seriously. He never raises his voice, he's never anything less than exquisitely polite, but the whole time there's just pure, Papa Wolf, Oncoming Storm fury lurking underneath. Beware the Nice Ones, indeed.
    • LongLiveHumour: Dark and very well handled. Excellent writing style, too.

The Road to Shalka by Soldeed

  • Recommended by Veanne
  • Status: Complete (series of eight stories)
  • Synopsis: In the BBCi animated webcast Scream of the Shalka, a lean, cold-eyed Doctor was embittered, lonely and grieving for some past tragedy. Where did he come from? What past adventures had he experienced? And just what happened to leave him so wounded?
  • Comments: A pretty fun read from Eight's introduction (and subsequent regeneration into alt!Nine) up to the moment he and his brand new companion go into the sunset (well, into the spacetime).

, said the nightmare by guardingdark

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story goes that before there was anything, there were the Outer Gods. This is not that story.
  • Comments: Absolutely the Doctor Who for you if you like very, very inhuman Time Lords, the Expanded Universe, daemons, and aliens who don't follow human gender binaries. It's on the short side, but the depth of story it alludes to without actually delving into, is huge, and fantastic.

Scission by Vampiyaa

  • Recommended by: Time Lord Victorious
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Nine/Rose, mild Six/Rose
  • Synopsis: Since the incident with Pete, the Doctor has been acting strangely, but before Rose can do anything a man in a ridiculous outfit appears in the TARDIS, who happens to be a past version of the Doctor. He's rude, he's annoying... and he seems to be flirting with her. Can they save the universe while the past Doctor stirs up drama?
  • Comments: If you are a fan of the Ninth Doctor, Rose, and making fun of the Sixth Doctor's coat, you will love this.

Serenity's Shadow by Chryse

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Due to some post hoc ergo propter hoc on part of Trakenite colonists of the planet Serenity, Five finds himself accused of genocide (which was the Master's fault), while Nyssa, to her puzzlement, becomes a goddess.
  • Pairing(s): A little one-sided Adric/Nyssa, OC/Tegan
  • Comments: Tightly plotted and very timey-wimey, this story will surprise you. It feels very much like a genuine episode, complete with likable bit characters. Also, Adric-tormenting, the girls being best friends and the Doctor philosophizing about his life.

Sexy Dresses by Lyricwritesprose

  • Recommended by: cg12345
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There is a reason why the Doctor has never had all that much luck repairing the chameleon circuit. TARDIS POV on why she sticks with the police box shape.
  • Comments: Perhaps she needs words. Reassuring words. Something to mark her as a friend, something that tells the primitives that she's useful and helpful and not going to hurt them. A sign, a marking— She brushes by a booth on the corner of a street, and the possibilities explode. If you liked "The Doctor's Wife" even slightly, you will fall in love.

The Soldiering Way by Netgirl_y2k

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the end of the Time War, the Ninth Doctor goes to talk to the Brigadier.

Strategy of the Daleks

  • Recommended by MrThorfan64.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A sequel to Victory of the Daleks, showing the Daleks re-establishing himself and with the Dalek Strategist as the main character.
  • Comments: A fanfic like The Dalek Chronicles, showing the cunning of the Daleks, and with a clever ending.

That Poor Footman by MYOTPisCanon

  • Recommended by FaxModem1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "That poor footman. Roger's dead, he can't even mourn him. 1926, it's more like the Dark Ages."
  • Comments: A short fanfic inspired by one line, showing Davenport's perspective during Doctor Who S30 E7 "The Unicorn and the Wasp", showing his perspective on Roger's death, which feels like a small missing scene due to how quickly it is dropped after Roger is killed.

They Say by Lyricwritesprose

  • Recommended by cg12345, Coral542383, Joysweeper, InkedJester, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The oppressed rely on whispers. An outsider's POV on why this Insignificant Little Blue Planet just cannot be invaded.
  • Comments: "The planet isn't some sort of trap, or hellworld, or property of something unimaginable. It's just — protected." Short and brilliant. I love how the Doctor's influence has turned Earth into both Nightmare Fuel for invaders, and a beacon of hope for those in need.

Time v.3.0 by Teyke

  • Recommended by Maxwell_Edison, ToBu, InkedJester, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It has been suggested that after his eighth regeneration, the Doctor begins lying about his age. The official explanation is that he has simply lost track. This is a third possible explanation for the discrepancy between his ages in the new and old series.
  • Comments: This story will make you feel very, very small. It's a brutal, mind-bending, cosmic-scale take on the Time War, complete with some of the most terrifying uses of the timey-wimey ball anyone's ever come up with—all in less than ten thousand words. Teyke's Doctor is alive on the page, walking that same line between "almost human" and "really, really not" that he does on the show. Also, the ending. You will never forget the ending.
    • This story manages to convey the insane tactics, horror, and impossible scale of a war across realities.
      • Thirded. The completely insanity and desperation of the war bleeds through the page, and the Classic (and Expanded Universe) Who references give the scope authenticity and unsettling depth. Despite suffering in the face of more recent canon revelations it's still a strong Eighth Doctor experience as remembered by the Tenth.

Turn Your Back by Singe

  • Recommended by:psyzygy51
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ten short stories showing the different Doctors' reactions to nudity. MUCH better than it sounds.
  • Comments: Gen with hinted Ian/Barbara, Liz/Brigadier, Sarah Jane/Four, Ace/Seven, Martha/Ten. Maybe. if you squint. Humor/fluff. You'll probably find at least one CMOF or CMOH.

''The Twelfth Day (Christmas Special)'' by Christopher Thomson

  • Recommended by: Yarrik
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Twelfth Doctor has just begun to read the Night Before Christmas when he receives a mystery gift, that transports him to a mountain and soon discovers that he is not the only one to receive a gift.
  • Comments: A Multi-Doctor audio play, with spot on performances from the voice actors. Worth a listen and has a fair number of chuckles too.

Unreliable Narratives by Lyricwrites

  • Recommended by: LongLiveHumour, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The question isn't whether Turlough is lying. The question is who he's lying to.
  • Comments: Gorgeous writing and an enlightening post-Enlightenment (ha) trip through the mind of that twisty bastard, Turlough. Short as it is, it's a fantastic portrait of both Turlough and the Fifth Doctor, and of the kind of people they are.

Variation on a Theme by Singe

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor demonstrates to Jo how he can, actually, be in three places at once. A multi-Doctor fic in which Jo meets and befriends her best friend anew. And then again. Honey for a whovian's soul, explores the whole "the Doctor changes but remains fundamentally the same" idea, giving us some delightfully weird Four in the process.

When We Were Six by aralias

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Sixth Doctor and Peri meet a girl named Donna Noble.

Wings in the Night by Settiai ([1])

  • Recommended by: Zelda12343
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor (Fourth) and Sarah Jane land on an unknown planet as a result of a distress beacon making the TARDIS' systems go haywire. Things only go downhill from there.
  • Pairing(s): POSSIBLY light Four/Sarah, if you turn your head, squint, and read into things. Aside from one line from one character, though, even that's stretching it.
  • Comments: I can't say enough good about this fic. It's of medium length, and will probably take only about an hour to get through, but it'll be an hour well spent! Four and Sarah Jane are almost perfectly in-character, the pacing is perfect, the OCs are amusing and believable, and the ending of each chapter is a mild cliffhanger. In other words, this is an episode from the show that was never made. Not to mention the fact that the friendship moments between Four and Sarah are adorable.

The Women by Nostalgia (Mentions of femslash, potentially upsetting, abortion)

  • Recommended by Molly, Anonymous Mc Cartneyfan
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Martha/Lucy (but not the focus)
  • Synopsis: It is so sort that I can't really give any explanation without spoiling it.
  • Comments: It is a complete tearjerker and is so well written.
    • Anonymous Mc Cartneyfan: Risking spoilage: Lucy Saxon is mentally unstable after "The Last of the Time Lords." Martha Jones tries to help.

You Better Watch Out by Suzanne

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor and Charley help out a friend on a very important night.
  • Comments: Sweet and sugary. A lovely little fic with a cameo from a New Series companion who still believes in Santa. Charley and the Doctor are spot on and the author really captures the mood without it becoming too sweet.

All this Season of Snow and Sins by Cherry Ice

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Why is Jack missing two years of memories? Is the Temporal Agency really responsible, or is it just... collateral damage?
  • Comments: Jack Harkness meets a girl like no other. Surprising, emotionally gripping, wistful short about the Time War, or what came next. Instead. Because you can't fight a war. The war always wins. So find a way around it...

April Showers by Calapine

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (one shot)
  • Synopsis: Nine angsts. Rose is trying to cheer him up.
  • Pairing: Rose/Nine, but he isn't in the mood.
  • Comments: A bitter, but well-written study of being the last of the Time Lords.

Harry in a Hole by vvj5

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (one-shot short)
  • Synopsis: Harry Sullivan falls into a hole and encounters something best described as a wanna-be swampman.
  • Comments: You'll want to hug Harry at the end, despite him being covered in alien mud. Both Twilight Zone horror and an inherently optimistic study of what it's like to be the TARDIS team third wheel. As an Imperturbable Englishman.

The Countdown Begins by LaceandLockpicks

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor gets mistaken for someone else. Unfortunately, someone else is involved in a Mob War
  • Comments: Intense, actiony short with Three and Jo facing a rather more mundane danger than usually. Quite well-written and gripping.

Drowning by aquabluejay

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (three stories, featuring Five, Eight and Eleven)
  • Synopsis: Can the Doctor actually swim? Apparently not.
  • Comments: Three different Doctors, in three different sets of circumstances, almost drown and get fished out and fussed over by three different sets of companions. Or - history repeats.

What You See by SelenaTerna

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (short)
  • Synopsis: Rose has an important talk with the Doctor (after shooing Jack out).
  • Pairing(s): Nine/Rose
  • Comments: A therapy session in fanfic form. Slightly purple here and there, and somewhat blunt. But don't turn your back on it. You might need it.

Of Strangers and Second Chances by Lyricwritesprose

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (short)
  • Synopsis: Blon is given a family.
  • Comments: In the aftermatch of Boom Town, the TARDIS trio find Blon a home. Really, really sweet, with the Doctor and companions playing fairy godmothers. Lyricwriteprose once again shows her incredible gift for emotions and seemingly effortless worldbuilding.

Helter Skelter by Cryptile

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (one-shot)
  • Synopsis: When the Doctor's coming down fast and Rose gets blisters on her fingers.
  • Pairing(s): Tentatively, Nine/Rose
  • Comments: The Doctor's stream of consciousness during "Rose", set to The Beatles' song. Pretty gripping.

Better with Two by DameRuth

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (series of six shorts)
  • Synopsis: "Missing scenes", expanding on Nine and Rose's relationship.
  • Comments: Ups and downs of a beautiful friendship, with something more teasing from behind the curtain. Really rather cute.

Ecdysis by lurking_latinist

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (Vignette)
  • Synopsis: Six and Peri are watching cicadas come out of their pupae.
  • Comments: Somewhat out of character for Six, but elegantly written around the concept of metamorphosis and quite sweet.

Lost in Time by Jaden Reed and ChatGPT

  • Recommended by JayRidders
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In this AI-generated fanfic with the Second Doctor and his friends, the Doctor and his companions find themselves separated from each other thanks to The "UNIT Years" Master and a criminal overlord from Venus, who force him into a time hunt across different time periods. Jamie and Zoe find themselves in modern Britain in two different time periods, where they experience what life is like in the modern world. Will the Doctor escape from the time hunt, and will he and his companions be reunited?
  • Comments: Of course, some people have a grudge against AI for taking most of their jobs (writing, drawing, reading, etc.), but this AI-experiment with ChatGPT to create a Doctor Who fanfic is quite interesting. Love it or hate it, this is something I think is worth checking out if you're curious about the capabilities of artificial intelligence in fanfiction.

The Power of the Master by Heimeldat

  • Recommended by Tesseract
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU of The Power of the Doctor in which the Master's plan is less convoluted and more successful, and so Thirteen's final adventure takes a slightly different path.
  • Comments: There is a lot going on in The Power of the Doctor, and that meant that some elements weren't explored in as great a depth as they could have been. This fic simplifies the Master's plan (no Daleks) and revises and expands the Grand Theft Me aspects. In particular, while watching the episode, I found myself wishing that they had done a straightforward "Freaky Friday" Flip of the Doctor and the Master...and was delighted to find such a well-written fic in which the author did exactly that. Also, I really liked Heimeldat's resolution to the Cyberman plot.

    Crossover Fics 

Adventures of a Line Hopper by secooper87

Now with a Trope page.

  • Recommended by Omega77
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Torchwood, Angel and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Synopsis: A long crossover series between Buffy and Doctor Who (and their various spinoffs) that initially explores the two existing in the same universe without either managing to majorly alter any canon events of the other and later details Buffy joining Torchwood. Canon-compliant with Buffy Seasons 1-7 (it splits into an AU after Season 7) and all of Doctor Who.

A Captain And A Madman by RazielLordOfSquirrels

  • Recommended by: trimeta, Mad_Alice
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Star Trek
  • Synopsis: When a strange, blue box appears in the middle of Federation territory, motionless and without power, it's up to the crew of the Enterprise D to determine just who its strange occupant is... and if he is friend or foe. Even as that very madman wonders just what kind of reality he's found himself in... and if he really wants to find his way back...
  • Comments: Primarily a TNG crossover, although with time travel, some other eras come up as well. The focus is more on character interaction than big dramatic action scenes, with decent character voices throughout.
    • Seconded. Nearly every show, excepting DS9, is represented here and the Doctor plays off of them all brilliantly. The writing is excellent and the ending revelation is a thing of beauty.

The Care and Feeding of Your Younger Brother

  • Recommended by: Time Lord Victorious
  • Crossover with: Sherlock
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sherlock has a new friend. So does The Doctor. Certain parties are concerned.
  • Comments: Snark-to-Snark Combat ft. Mycroft Holmes and Irving Braxiatel. That is all.

Children of Time and Space by DottyDevine

  • Recommended by adipose1913
  • Status: Dormant
  • Status: Technically dead, but word of god is that it will be continued and it reads as if complete in current state
  • Crossover with Attack on Titan
  • Synopsis:Armin Arlert was not an inherently brave person. But circumstance beyond his control, and a mysterious madman with an unusual box, force him to face his fears and make difficult decisions, allowing him to encounter new comrades and enemies on the adventure of a lifetime.
  • Comments: Be warned Manga fans: There is some angst, but the character development with Armin is so well done that you don't care. The current story is only how Armin becomes a companion, but it is definitely written well enough to warrant a look if the Crossover with and the summary lines piqued your interest.

The Clinton Street Car Crash by TheAngelsHaveThePhoneBox

  • Recommended by acg452, bridgebrain
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Smallville
  • Synopsis: Clark Kent being best friends with Lex Luthor? Meeting Lois Lane as a teenager? Who the hell is Chloe Sullivan! Someone's messing with Superman's timeline. The Time Lords used to prevent this. But, sadly, there's only one of those left these days.
  • Comments: A Ten fic, in the Original Flavor of Doctor Who. Lots and lots of running involved.

The Dalek Invasion of Hetalia by J. S. Marshall

  • Recommended by: DrJSMarshall
  • Status: Dormant
  • Character(s): Just about everybody from Hetalia, several OC countries (Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Cornwall, Westarctica, Czech, Slovakia, MexiBLAM and more), plus a Doctor or three, the Daleks, and a surprise appearance by another Time Lord.
  • Pairing(s): North Italy/Holy Rome, Spamano, Austria/Switzerland, USUK, Canada/Ukraine, Czechoslovakia
  • Synopsis: The Hetalia world is invaded by Daleks. They fight back, with unlikely reinforcements, more aliens showing up later, and everything just tying itself up in big Timey-Wimey Ball of awesomeness.

A Dalek Latern By Basiclus

  • Recommended by Rogueristylover
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with Green Lantern
  • Synopsis: The Dalek from 9th Doctor Episode The Last Dalek fails at self-destructing, instead somehow falling into the DC universe, where invariably, a Red Ring of Rage finds it.
  • Comments: Not what I was expecting when I first started it, but quite good. Watching a Dalek pretend to be a Superhero was more then just a little amusing, especially after nearly killing a GL and blowing up Pluto. Also has a FF link

A daughter and a legend by Kamen Rider Dimension

  • Crossover with: Fate/Grand Order and High School D×D
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 2019
  • Synopsis: Takumi Yuu is a lonely librarian who wishes he had children of his own. One day, his wish is granted when he accidentally summons Nursery Rhyme/Alice and Jack the Ripper. Before he even has a chance to understand what is going on, he and his new children get caught up in Issei Hyoudou's story. Later, more Servants arrive, including The Doctor as Rider.

De-aged by The Bibliomaniac

  • Recommended by Irid
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor and Jack are de-aged to 11-year-olds and enroll in Hogwarts, at the time of the events of The Prisoner of Azkaban, while they search for a cure to return to their true age. The Doctor gets into Gryffindor, Jack is sorted into Slytherin.

Digital Doctor by Professional Protagonist

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

The Doctor's Faith Healing, The Angel Has the Phone Box and The Doctors and the Keys by DWDuck

  • Recommended by HG131, Schizo Technician
  • Status: Complete/Complete/Dead (last updated April 2014)
  • Synopsis: The second and third fics here are sequels to the first one. All of them are Doctor Who/Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossovers, with the second one also crossing over with Angel (A Hole In The World, to be exact). There is some romance in them (10/Faith, Spike/Buffy) but that is not the main focus of the stories.
  • Comments: These two fics are amazingly well written, all of the dialog is in character and it, in my opinion, meshes the Whoniverse and the Buffyverse quite well. The third one is currently in progress, though, and the writer's music selections in the second one leave something to be desired.

Doctor Who/Slenderman Crossover by Anonymous

  • Recommended by Dont Kill Bugs
  • Synopsis: The Doctor fights the Slenderman after Amy catches his attention.
  • Comments: Worth a read just for the sheer novelty of the idea, and for Amy and the Doctor's descriptions of Slendy. The story was written quickly in a 4chan thread (which has since been archived), so there are a few spelling errors, plus the occasional injection by another poster.

Don't Be by secooper87

  • Recommended by CapslockCritic
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Synopsis: The moment Buffy saw the Doctor, she knew she had to kill him.
  • Comments: This story is the first in a very long, well plotted, and absolutely riveting series involving the Doctor and Buffy Summers, and their adventures, with a mystery that spans two separate timelines. As there is a lot of timey-wimey, it is recommended to use the guide on the author's profile, to make sure you're reading them in the right order.

Funeral Blues

  • Recommended by: Paycheckgurl
  • Status: Completed
  • Crossover With: Torchwood
  • Pairings: Jack/Ten, with heavy past Jack/Ianto
  • Synopsis: Jack struggles with his identity after the events of Children of Earth, which becomes more complicated when he runs into the Doctor.
  • Comments: Ten is hilariously in character and gives Jack the support he needs after COE-which takes the form of giving him hard time while adventuring in a way only the Doctor can. Ianto's memory is present throughout and unlike in a lot Torchwood/Who fics, Jack's relationship with Ianto is not brushed away as only being something on the side for fun in order to make way for a new paring. There's a nice mix of humor, angst, and action true to the show.

Ghosts in the Sun by ZTX

  • Recommended by: Dangly Legged Owl
  • Status: Two parts completed, a third has been announced.
  • Crossover With: Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
  • Synopsis: The Doctor encounters the Killjoys when the TARDIS crash lands in the Zones of 2019 California. Soon after, he finds himself face to face with one of his most hated enemies: the Weeping Angels. To keep his new friends from certain doom, the Doctor must discover the truth about a strange notebook from the 1940s and solve the mystery of the man called Michael Milligram ...
  • Comments: Although this crosses over with a concept album by My Chemical Romance, it is by no means an RPF! The Eleventh Doctor shares the starring role here with the fiery-haired rebel leader, Party Poison; the sequel adds Clara (and Cybermen). Longfic that's right up there with Moffat's best episodes where timey-whimeyness and unexpected turns are concerned. The author has a great grasp on the Doctor's personality as well as on the storytelling of Doctor Who in general. She's also seriously good at invoking the desolate post-apocalyptic world of the Killjoys and creates enjoyable characters in a story filled with action and awesome that can also be, at times, surprisingly heartwarming. Some knowledge of the Killjoys universe is required - though I believe the first story at least can be read even without that - as well as familiarity with the latest series of Doctor Who.

Goodbye by Logan GC

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Synopsis: The Doctor is dying. But before his song ends, he says goodbye to a boy he met oh, so long ago. Sequel to "You're Not Alone "

A Hero by Bioweapon 155 (dalekandrews)

  • Recommended by Comartemis, A Bad Driver
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossing Over With: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Synopsis: Heroes can come from the most unlikely of places. And what is more unlikely than a Dalek trying to resurrect his dead race?
  • Coments: Dalek Sec inexplicably survives his death in "Daleks in Manhattan" (somehow negating the whole Half-Human Hybrid thing along the way), and ends up tracking Homura's shield through Mitakihara.
    • Comartemis: There is nothing in the world that is quite as sweet as a Dalek talking morals with an Incubator, declaring their methods to be repulsive, and meaning it without a trace of irony. If you despise the Incubators and would love to see QB's Omniscient Morality License shoved back down his throat, I guarantee you that Sec is going to be your new best friend.
    • It is a shame that this has only 5 chapters. The fic is beautifully done, with storylines that are very interesting, (what the Doctor would do to the QB would be awesome to see) and the bloody Dalek Inquisitor General wiping so many daleks.....the chills!

In the Midst of Liars by When Darkness Rises

  • Recommended by chibima
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Avengers / Thor
  • Synopsis: The first encounter is as survivor and child. The second is as rescuer and fallen god. The third may be their last. Each time the Doctor returns, he wears a new face. And each time, the darkness grips Loki tighter.

Journey's Dawn by A Mere Trifle

  • Recommended by Evil Midnight Lurker
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post-"Journey's End". Donna's looking for something, and she doesn't have the slightest idea what it is. She's in the worst rut she can remember, and for her to escape - well, it would take magic...
  • Comments: A crossover with Diane Duane's Young Wizards, and absolutely terrifying in its spot-on examination of what, in the Wizardsverse, is wrong with the Tenth Doctor... and what "The Lonely God" really means.

The Last Song by Minstrel Knight

  • Recommended by ShadowElrondsel
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: In this, the world of Harry Potter and the world of King Arthur collide in a really fascinating way, facilitated by the Tenth and First Doctor (Dr. Who).
  • Pairing Harry/Ginny
  • Comments: Well written, gripping story. Even those who have not watched the old series can follow it well. It weaves in the romance of Harry and Ginny, as well as those present in the Arthurian Mythology in a fascinating and completely brilliant manner that left leaves the reader in awe. It also has Timey-wimey ball plot elements to make Moffat proud. Maybe a bit of a tear-jerker when you realise just what happened.

Memory Wipe by SingleDarkShade

  • Recommended by: bwburke94
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crossover with Legends of Tomorrow. In 2012 the Doctor lost Amy and Rory to an Angel, except that wasn't what happened. Now Rip Hunter has managed to come to terms with losing his family and is travelling through time with the Legends to stop time aberrations. But he would really like to know who the redhead is, why he finds her so attractive and why she keeps trying to kill him.
  • Comments: With so many Doctor Who alums appearing in the Arrowverse, this sort of plot had to show up eventually. And though it's not the first fic to do something like this, it's almost certainly the best. —bwburke94

Mixed Spirits by incandescens

  • Crossover with: Bleach
  • Status: Probably a Dead Fic, unfortunately.
  • Recommended by Sheliak
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The Fifth Doctor, accompanied by Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan, lands the TARDIS in Karakura Town... right at the same time as Aizen is testing a new invention. The failure of this invention, complicated by the presense of the TARDIS, results in the Doctor's mind landing in the body of Ichimaru Gin... and vice versa. Complications ensue as the Doctor tries to get back to his friends, Gin tries to manipulate things to his advantage, and Nyssa and Tegan explore Karakura.
  • Comments: Despite being unfinished and likely to stay that way, this is a nice crossover story which doesn't take itself too seriously. Funny, with affection for both canons. It ends before the plot can really get underway, but the character interactions are inspired.

More Trouble than it's Worth by Settiai (Repost)

  • Recommended by Trimeta
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Captain Jack books passage aboard Serenity, but the crew had no idea what they were agreeing to...
  • Comments: Very brief one-shot with excellent character interaction between Jack Harkness and the Firefly cast.

The Other or: Scenes From a Failed Session by Azremodehar

  • Recommended by Spire Eater
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Doctor Who/Homestuck. 'Rassilon knew it was coming'. Imagines a possible session played by the Deca during their youth on Gallifrey.
  • Comments: The slightly detached narration is chilling, hitting a tone far bleaker than either Homestuck or Doctor Who normally go for.

Patchwork / Splintering

  • Recommended by punksweets
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:Dr. Sam Beckett has been leaping about in time for years; but this time things are different when he crosses paths with another time traveler called The Doctor.
  • Comments: Well written and the author seems to get all the characters' personalities and quirks down very well.

The Path Home by TheCrimsonJaguar

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Infinity Train
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Donna Noble
  • Synopsis: A robot is found in Antarctica. It turns out there are more impressive things than the TARDIS out there. What's right isn't always easy. Donna wants an adventure where lives aren't at stake. All these things are connected, and Donna probably isn't getting what she wants.

The Power of a Name by sbbigsteve (Spacebattles thread here)

  • Has a Tropes page.
  • Recommended by Teknofan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A normal person is thrown into the wider Multiverse and regenerated into a Time Lord. Adopting the name of the Doctor, the new Time Lord travels through the six dimensions of space-time in his TARDIS, exploring many universes and trying to discover what caused his transformation... forgetting that there is Power in a Name.
  • Comments: A four-part series that may have a Gary Stu self-insert but is well written, well executed, and just...well, everything. It uses Who as a base and then blends in other series perfectly: Star Wars (Old Republic era), Star Trek, The Dresden Files, Legend of Korra, MechWarrior, Mass Effect, and plenty of others as well. The main character (known as the SI Doctor by WOG) is both likable and relatable. This series needs more attention than it is currently getting. See for yourself.
    • By far one of the best fanfictions I have ever read. And I don't believe that it is that much of a Gary Stu (at least not more than the real Doctor himself). While a Self-Insert Fic, the story is very well thought out and some has ideas that I have never seen in a Fan Fic before. It has absolutely hilarious moments (like the reactions of people who knew Doctor Who as a TV show before, and don't let me start with the Power Rangers) and very heart-wrenchingly sad scenes. And often it really feels like Doctor Who. I still have no idea why it is so unknown, so go and give it a read!

Secrets of Legend by ADdude

  • Recommended by Wisest1
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Is This A Zombie? & Soul Eater
  • Character(s): Maka Albarn, Soul Eater, Eucliwood Hellscythe, Ayumu Aikawa, Maka's Mom, Naegleria Nebiros, The 11th Doctor, Tardis, Clara Oswald, Excalibur, Death The Kid, Liz Thomspon
  • Synopsis: Doctor who/Soul Eater/Is This A Zombie crossover. You don't need to know all three to follow the story. Cracks begin to form at the walls between dimensions. A secret held by three people is about to exposed that threatens all. Meisters from the DWMA, Zombie,Necromancer,Vampire, Magic Girl, Timelord & companion gather to stop it. As the walls between worlds fall chaos follows.
  • Comments: The story is well paced and well balanced giving all the various worlds and character their own time to shine. It's a fun and exciting story with humor and touching and emotional moments. Some subtle hints of romance and not so subtle hints of romance.The story does well to connect the worlds without feeling forced and makes the characters feel like their connections are natural and fit with the established canon. It also puts some characters like Excalibur in new light. It actually makes you feel sympathy with either an annoying character or just a pure comic relief character. The bad guy is powerful enough to be a real danger to the various powerful good guys.

Shinji and the Doctor / Series Thirty and Three Quarters by machiavelli

  • Recommended by: polooglu
  • Status: Dead (last updated December 2017)
  • Crossover With: Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Synopsis: Everyone's favorite time travelling alien finds himself trapped in the universe of Evangelion, and decides to do some investigating into the inner workings of NERV, SEELE, and the Angels, all while slowly curing Shinji of his depression and PTSD.
  • Comments: Machiavelli tells a story that is at once funny, heartfelt, action packed and horrifying, all while staying true to both universes and characters. All of the Eva characters get moments to shine, and the Sherlock/Watson like dynamic of the Doctor and Shinji is a joy. While it primarily features the Tenth Doctor, Machiavelli finds a creative way to work in the Time-Lords other incarnations at many points. Just read it, it's good.

A Spark of Light by CM Aeris

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Synopsis: Damian could recall every moment of his life in the League of Assassins quite clearly... Yet, he has a inkling that he had forgotten something. Something important that involves a strange man in a tweed jacket and a bow tie.

A Still More Terrible Night Awaits Us by Lyricwritesprose

  • Recommended by Veanne, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete (one shot)
  • Crossover with: Cthulhu Mythos
  • Synopsis: A young man named Howard encounters unspeakable, non-euclidean terrors.
  • Comments: A suitably eldritch in tone pastiche of the loner of Providence's style. Lyrics, as always, doesn't disappoint.

Ten Times The Doctor Met Sailor Pluto

  • Recommended by SAMAS
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: None, unless you count friendship
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The Doctor crosses paths with Sailor Pluto ten times in their lives. Understandably, it's a little out of order.
  • Comments: The order given is from Pluto's POV. The order named is from The Doctor's. Try reading it both ways.
    • Seconded by Crustimoney Proseedcake. Intricate, short, and very clever.
    • This story, at least in my mind, has established the Doctor/Sailor Pluto OTP.
    • The best part may be how it accidentally predicted Doctor 8.5.

That Which Holds The Image by TheAngelsHaveThePhoneBox

  • Recommended by shkspr1048, AMillionSkies, autobot, caughtbluehanded
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Harry Potter.
  • Synopsis: Harry Potter faces a boggart that doesn't turn into a Dementor or even Voldermort, but into a horror from his childhood. Now the boggart isn't even a boggart anymore. There's no imitation. That which holds the image of an Angel, becomes itself an Angel.
  • Comments: Well-written, well-plotted, well-characterized, and very creepy. Not for the faint of heart!
  • Has a sequel - The Angel's War
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2018
  • Synopsis: Life. All normal and stuff. With jobs and houses and boring-y, woring-y things like that. Normality, as Harry Potter realises, does not attract mad men in little blue boxes, so any hope of seeing his old friend the Doctor again is pretty slim. But then Ginny Weasley notices the sky is falling, and everything goes completely to hell.

The Time Lords Of Oz by theAdventurer0815

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Crossover with: The Wizard of Oz (Sarah gets a pair of helpful ruby slippers, not silver pumps, so film it is)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sarah and her dog, K9, having ended up on a strange and far away, but brilliantly colourful planet, follow the yellow brick road to find the Terrific Time Lord of Oz who can get them back home. On the way, they collect a merry fellowship: Harry, the friendly-if-dim scarecrow, a cyber-Brigadier and a pacifistic Theta Sigma. But getting to the Emerald City is not the end of their adventure, cause the Time Lord's a bit busy saving the universe, so he delegates some of it to them...
  • Comments: A hilarious, self-aware fairy-tale that will have you in stitches. Sarah makes a brilliant Dorothy, inquisitive, plucky and helpful, and the other Whoniverse denizens also acquit themselves very well (Romana I is Glinda - don't tell us it doesn't suit her).

Time Lords and Terror by Hephesus

  • Recommended by whome1 and Revelo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Doctor Who / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic crossover (WAIT! SIT DOWN, I'm going somewhere with this). Equestria experiences a series of strange events, culminating with an eccentric brown stallion literally falling out of the sky in a smoldering blue box. In her bid to get answers, Twilight embroils herself and her friends in an ancient war between two powerful races, one that may well destroy the multiverse with the aid of a Horror from Beyond.
    • The two races are NOT the Time Lords and the Daleks, you've likely never heard of one of these races, even you Whovians out there. Yes, that was a challenge.
    • While the identity of the races isn't a secret (the Hervoken are named in the first sentence, a clear description of Carrionites follows later in the chapter), not only is it a treat for those who've seen "The Shakespeare Code" and read the New Series Adventure Forever Autumn, but also an amazing re-imagining of the MLP movie villains Hydia, Draggle, and Reeka as Carrionites.
  • Comments: A more ambitious read than others as it is written as a Doctor Who episode first and a crossover second. Very solid writing and spot-on characterizations can be found in this cool fic. If you give it a chance and get past the head-scratching nature of the premise, this fic becomes a tightly written joy to read. The Doctor's characterization as "Ten but a pony" creates some very interesting (read: hi-freaking-larious) interactions with the MLP main cast and also makes for some truly awesome moments; his lines are best read in a David Tennant voice. The characterization of the ponies is spot on, beyond my ability to convey in words actually, so it is better read than told. GO. READ.
    • Seconded here, the quality of the writing and characterisation speaks for itself, but it also gets points for the way it makes things Darker and Edgier while more optimistic and cheerful at the same time. The way it expands on the Friendship is Magic universe and the sheer depth it goes into things is amazing.

Time Walker by secooper87

  • Recommended by Kayube
  • Status: Completed
  • Crossover with: Avatar
  • Synopsis: The Na'vi sing of a Time Walker who fought a War that Never Happened. They sing of what the Time Walker hid in the heart of Eywa-something very powerful and very deadly. Will Jake and Neytiri prevent the humans from opening Pandora's Box?

Visited by a Doctor by Tangerine-Alert

  • Crossover with Harry Potter.
  • Recommended by: batguy, DarkPhoenix94
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Harry is visited by the Doctor throughout his seven years at Hogwarts, then moving through Harry's life outside school. As Harry takes on both Voldemort and Aliens.
  • Pairing(s): Harry/Daphne in the later chapters. Harry/Ginny for a tiny bit.
  • Comments: Starts out much like the books but with The Doctor appearing here and there. Turns into an AU Story later on as the story references both Harry Potter events and Doctor Who events.
    • It becomes drastically AU later on, after Hogwarts, with very interesting developments in Harry's character, into a frequent time traveller who is both thoroughly ruthless and largely unfazed by anything thrown at him, has an Odd Friendship with the Eternal (one of the New Paradigm Daleks) - or at least, as close as a Dalek can get to friendship, and is planning to write a book on Dalek psychology.

What Lies In Wait by Daylight (also available here)

  • Recommended by Veanne,pencilcillin
  • Status: Dormant. And tantalisingly halfway there...
  • Crossover with: Torchwood ( Also, this Doctor is from the Big Finish Doctor Who continuity.)
  • Synopsis: Jack, taking full advantage of having Matha and Mickey to help him, decides to tidy up the Torchwood basement. They find... let's say, much more interesting stuff than mouldy old boxes. Namely, somewhat amnesiac (what else) Eight. Also, aliens. At least two kinds, one that likes eating the stuff Torchwood electricity generator is made of.
  • Comments: I don't normally recommend unfinished fics, but this one is so professionally written I'll do this for the faint hope the author will see it and finish. Seriously. It's worth reading for the scene of Eight playing repairman alone. Also, nice, strong psychology and a pleasant horrory tingle when the lights go out.
    • Seconded by pencilcillin: This is a mindbogglingly amazing fic, it's kind of impossible NOT to read everything in the characters' voices.

The Way of Things by jlrpuck

  • Recommended by Kathryn Shadow
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Boiled down to its most basic form, The Way of Things is an extremely extensive series centering around the relationship between DI Carlisle and Rose Tyler.
  • Comments: The premise makes perfect sense, the relationship is surprisingly realistic, the OCs are fantastic... Just a warning, though - it's highly addictive (as in falling-asleep-on-your-laptop-at-three-in-the-morning-because-you-can't-stop-reading addictive).

With the Stars in Our Rear-view Mirror by Della19

  • Recommended by: Krysstinia
  • Status: Complete, First in a series
  • Synopsis: As described by the author: There is a three year gap, ages 19-22, in the records of one James Tiberius Kirk, recently Captain of the USS Enterprise - an absence so absolute that it almost seems that he was not even on the planet Earth during that time, yet there also exists no record of a passage off world. When pressed, Jim will say only that he was travelling during that time, with only a set of wheels and the stars in his rear-view mirror. This, as it turns out, is not entirely the truth. It is also not technically a lie. Or, conversely, the Doctor has a fondness for them, these pink and yellow humans, these heroes. Rose Tyler, Defender of the Universe; River Song, The Impossible Astronaut; James Tiberius Kirk, Captain of the Enterprise. These legends, who belong first to history are far too tempting to resist, especially for the Doctor, who is perhaps the most dedicated historian there ever was.Or, the one where the Doctor accidentally crashes in Jim Kirk’s backyard and then takes him to see the stars, and you know, in general shake up the universe. Needless to say, it’s a ride. Mostly gen, pre Kirk/Spock, background River/The Doctor, Sarek/Amanda.
  • Tags: Crossover with Star Trek 2009, minor slash

You're Not Alone by Logan GC

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Synopsis: Bruce Wayne believes his world is crumbling down after his parent's murder. At their funeral, the young billionaire thinks no one can understand what he is going through. That is until he meets a strange man who calls himself the Doctor.

Infinity Crisis by Michael Weyer

  • Recommended by batguy
  • Status: Main story complete, various of sequels and spin-off still in progress.
  • Crossover: Mainly Arrowverse, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and DC Extended Universe.
  • Synopsis: At the end of Infinity War, Thanos actions not only affect his universe, but the entire multiverse. Causing the heroes of several universes to team-up and undo Thanos actions.
  • Comments: The main story is awesome, as well as several sequels and spin-offs written by other authors. The Thirteenth Doctor shows up early on in the sequels and other Doctors show up eventually in the various of spin-offs as well to stop the various of threats to the multiverse caused by Thanos' snap.

Questionable Reality by secooper87

  • Recommended by: noboody
  • Crossover with: CSI
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: CSI Las Vegas has got a new case. Their vic? Prison Inmate John Smith. But nothing is as it seems, and the team are left questioning everything around them.
  • Comments: secooper delivers as usuall! I actually know nothing about CSI but I got on just fine. PLEASE give this fic a chance, it had me hooked start to finish. Starring the Tenth Doctor, but Nine makes an appearance! Other doctors are also mentioned breifly.

     Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

all the nightmares by phantomlistener

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Eighth Doctor/Romana II
  • Synopsis: As the last days of the Time War come to a close, fugitives from Rassilon's regime shelter from the destruction - and a decision has been made....
  • Comments: The sort of tragic war fic you'd expect from this pairing, it's both sweet and incredibly heartbreaking. Also, it's fitting that Romana, and not the Doctor, is the one to suggest the destruction of Gallifrey.

Any Time At All by roachpatrol

  • Recommended by: Rain Krystal
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Eight/Roberts!Master
  • Synopsis: An AU of the movie in which the Master kidnaps Eight and convinces him that they are actually married.
  • Comments: Based on a fancomic someone made, this is an odd bit of fic. It's very well written, and even though the premise is rather cracktastic, it manages to be just the right blend of funny and not-really-okay that would come with the scenario. Roach then went on to illustrate it, for extra win. It's sad and funny, but mostly funny and I cannot reccomend it highly enough.

Between and All Over Again by Skellerbvvt

  • Recommended By: StudiousJones
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: As the author states - 9/Ianto (Way slow burn) Jack/Ianto, waaayhahyhay eventual 10/Ianto''
  • Synopsis: After being abandoned by his team and Jack for a wild goose chase in the Himalayas and the Doctor, respectively, Ianto Jones has to take care of the rift by himself. Looking to refuel after the epic failure of the Time War, the Doctor shows up. The obvious happens. Epic!fic of DOOOOM.
  • Comments: Seriously epic WIP. Slight crossover with Torchwood, as Ianto Jones is a main character and they briefly mention the Hub. Basically, Ianto meets the (Ninth) Doctor before Jack does, but only in the Doctor and Rose's timeline, not his or Jack's. Yeah. . . a big time travel induced headache, but worth it!

The Blonde Girl by lumendea

  • Recommended by: callista, beeruckzII
  • Status: Complete
  • Sequels: Defender of the Earth, The Companion Connection, Time and the Trickster, The Tyler Factory, Under the Mistletoe Moon, Child of Earth, Travels in Time and Space and The Christmas Poison. There are also two "spin off's" called The Bits in Between and Glimpses of Time. The series can also be found on Archive Of Our Own here.
  • Pairing: Doctor/Rose
  • Synopsis: All it took to change the universe was one little alteration to the time line of Rose Tyler when she was eleven years old. While an alien hunts her and preys on children, Rose meets a remarkable man called the Doctor. Suddenly her childhood is full of adventure, aliens and lots of running that will change the course of her life. First in the Guardians of the Universe series.
  • Comments: This is the first in a series called 'The Guardians of the Universe', and it's a very intricate and detailed universe that uses material from Old Who, New Who, SJA, and basically everything within the Whoniverse. Like the show itself, it has season-arcs, spanning every story, but also deals with an alien-of-the-week type of situation. I loved it the moment I started reading, but part 3 (The Companion Connection) is by far the best one so far. It centers around Rose, but it also features every single one of the other companions and their Doctors. A must-read for every Rose lover out there.
    • I agree with the reviewer above. This series is incredibly detailed, well thought out, stays faithful to the characters - both canon and original - and the romance is well done. It's really awesome how every single classic and modern companion and character is used, how there's a mixture of rewritten canon episodes and original episodes, how good the OC's are, and how intricate and engaging the overall plotting is. Just keep this in mind if you want to read it; the author, Lumendea, is a BIG fan of Rose and Rose/Doctor... and I don't just mean the Ninth and Tenth Doctor's. I don't care, but some people might.

Coronation of the High Hierophant: Unrevealed Truths by helluin

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Five and Nyssa attend a very fancy party and almost sleep together thanks to a telepathic field, which is Played for Drama for once. Of course, things are complicated by court intrigue, assasination plot and rigid traditions of a planet that takes Classical Mythology perhaps a little bit too seriously. Rich worldbuilding and Love Hurts. Also Sweet Polly Oliver (sort of) and Bizarre Alien Biology re: childbearing. It's confusing.
  • Pairing(s): Five/Nyssa, but he's chin-deep in denial.
  • Comments: Intricate to the point of confusing. If you like Five to suffer, give it a read. The author's specialty seems to be whumping Five and having him sleep with Nyssa, judging from their other fics, but in this particular one, the latter gets interrupted before they get to it. All the more time for the former.

Falls the Shadow by Nemo the Everbeing

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Love in times of a Cosmic Horror Story. When a relaxing trip to a tourist planet get soured by some Eldritch Abominations from the very depths of Void, our intrepid heroes face reality collapsing - and realisations surging.
  • Pairing(s): VII and Ace, very slowly, confusingly and uncomfortably for both parties involved.
  • Comments: Very well written and gripping, both romantically and Eldritch Abomination - wise.

Five Times The Master Tried To Get The Doctor Drunk (And One Time He Didn't Have To) by jadekirk

  • Recommended by: Time Lord Victorious
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Doctor/Master
  • Synopsis: If at first you don't succeed.
  • Comments: A hilarious story about the Master's attempts to get the Doctor inebriated in order to ravish him. Crack Fic.

Hyperboloids of Wondrous Light by Apolesen

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Eighth Doctor/Alan Turing
  • Synopsis: The Doctor, the amnesiac genius without a name, is formidable as an intellectual companion and desirable as a lover, but the mystery around his identity and his quest to find out who he once was draws in anyone associated to him, until it threatens them with a reality that even Britain’s brightest mind cannot comprehend.
  • Comments: There isn't a way to overstate how phenomenal this fanfiction is. It follows the life of Alan Turing from the end of WWII to the end of his life, and details his complicated relationship with the Doctor during that time. Without giving away too much (though nothing history doesn't already tell you) the story's ending has left me in tears both times I've read it. This is poignant, passionate, complex and ultimately heartbreaking.note 

In This World You Cannot Change by Harold Saxon

  • Recommended by: Jade Eyes 1
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Master/Donna
  • Synopsis: Post "Journey's End", AU. A mind-wiped Donna Noble unwittingly resurrects the Master, who has lost all memory of his past crimes—and his madness. Transported back in time to the start of Harold Saxon's reign of terror, the newly-sane Master and former companion find themselves fighting alongside the resistance during the Year That Never Was.
  • Comments: This story is, without a doubt, the most well-written, intriguing Doctor Who fic I have ever encountered. Expertly plotted and paced, it takes the potential Crack!Fic premise of a Master/Donna pairing and makes it utterly, heart-breakingly believable. The ending is a guaranteed tear-jerker, and one you won't soon forget.
    • Seconded. The author has an incredible gift for plotting and character voices, and the ending is simply beautiful.

Minimum Viable Population by yonderdarling

  • Recommended by: Purple Dalek
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Twelfth Doctor/Missy
  • Comments: A brilliant and hilarious examination of the Doctor and Missy's relationship and history. Includes ruminations on Time Lord sexuality, Twelve being extremely awkward about the whole thing and Clara vowing to make friends her own age. Be warned that the fic is slightly NSFW (its only as explicit as your imagination, though) and that there are huge spoilers for season 8 of the revival series.

The Naming of Things by Aria

  • Recommended by Epitome O Random
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Koschei/Theta
  • Synopsis: How to become the Master. Academy-era fic spanning the journey of Koschei and Theta, from acolytes to Time Lords, friends to lovers to enemies to something else again.
  • Comments: There are thousands of Academy era fics covering the Doctor and the Masters Fanon love affair and history together, but none as wonderful as this. The author said she wanted to avoid the "Doctor and Master at Hogwarts" cliche, and she succeeds wonderfully. K/T isn't the focus - it's a character study of Koschei and his descent from a (relatively) innocent boy to a man the reader can see as having the seeds of Delgado's Master. Also has a DVD commentary that's well worth checking out.

Obsessions by Van Donovan

  • Recommended by tgjer
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Second Doctor/Jamie
  • Synopsis: The Doctor and his companions investigate a mysterious insanity plague that is driving a planet mad, while fighting its growing effects on themselves.
  • Comments: Van Donovan is the high priest of Doctor/Jamie fic, and this piece is King of all cliché fic. A touch of Alien Sex Pollen and verging on Aliens Made Them Do It, but still manages to be adorable and in-character, with a legit mystery plot.
  • Rating: Light R.

One Moment in Time by Brownbug

  • Recommended by Kari910
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Simm!Master/OC/Jack
  • Synopsis: Tejanakaturadilena (Tejana for short) is the Doctor's daughter, born from an arranged marriage between two noble Gallifreyan families and who was still a child in the Academy when her father was forced to leave his home planet. She's travelled off and on with the Doctor and has known the Master all her life. So what if she ended up with the evil Time Lord on Gallifrey on the Last Day of the Time War and they both needed each other to escape? AU
  • Comments: A very well written story, captures your attention and keeps it. three sequels so far, The Portal to Eternity (Complete), So Many Things Should Have Been Different (Complete), and Return to the Valiant (Complete)

On the Importance of Doing Your Research (Especially Regarding Virgin Sacrifices) by Daystar Searcher

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (one-shot)
  • Synopsis: A Virgin Sacrifice is in progress. Or thereabouts. The high priest tries to maintain his professionality, while Sarah Jane undermines him in a way that would make many a seamstress (hem, hem!) proud. Contains enough Filth and Pratchettian humour to cover Ankh-Morpork with a three-inch layer.
  • Pairing(s): Sarah/Four (very, very much, even if he only shows up for a Big Damn Heroes moment)
  • Tags: Not Safe for Work because of all the Filth (in author's words: "oblique references to bdsm, many sexually suggestive lines, and one sexually graphic line of dialogue")

Orbit by KindKit

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Two/Jamie
  • Synapsis: Jamie thinks the future's a grand place.
  • Comments: Absolutely adorable little character study for Jamie. Short and very, very sweet.

Starlight by Wintermoth

  • Recommended by: dmcreif
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An AU of series 3 where Rose stayed as the Doctor's companion rather than being pulled to Pete's World. Covers events up through "Voyage of the Damned".
  • Pairings: Ten / Rose
Dreams of Forgotten Lives by BeesOfGallifreynote 
  • Recommended by pencilcillin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Time War is over, and thanks to the skullduggery of Irving Braxiatel, Leela and Narvin have survived it. One small problem: also thanks to the skullduggery of Irving Braxiatel, they have no memory of who they really are, and are both stranded in London in the late 1890s, living entirely separate lives...
  • Pairings: Leela/Narvin
  • Comments: This is really really good? I don't even ship these two but the author does such a good job with characterization and everything. My favorite part is probably the bit where Leela wakes up and declares she's going to murder Brax. Solid gold moment, that.

Time, Roses, and the Wolf by Amy Wolf

  • Recommended by Katherine
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Doctor/Rose
  • Synopsis: A series of vignettes, in which the Doctor meets Rose in every regeneration.
  • Comments: There are definite shipping elements (he also kisses her in every regeneration), but the story is more appealing for how it characterizes how each of them change and the situations that contrive their meetings.
    • Not the worst of the recommended fics here for Rose, but still a bit contrived and odd.

Who's Scared of the Big Bad Wolf? by PepperonyOwl

  • Reccommended by: lampshadeortriangle
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Ten/Rose and Eleven/Rose romance, Nine/Rose friendship
  • Synopsis: After the events of "The Girl In the Fireplace," Rose tells a whopping big lie: that the Doctor has only been gone for five hours. In reality, it has been five months, requiring Rose and Mickey to take drastic, life-changing action to save themselves as the TARDIS food stores and power ran low. And that's only the beginning.
  • Comments: One of the few Doctor/Rose fics out there where Rose is decidedly not a Purity Sue, or even a particularly good person - no matter how hard she tries to be. It has angst, violence, fluff, humor - there's something here for everyone. Also, expect River, the Metacrisis Doctor, and surprisingly, Jackie Tyler, to play major roles. ​

Young Men Among Roses by KindKit

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Eighth Doctor/Jack Harkness
  • Synopsis: Jack Harkness, shell-shocked and amnesiac, is sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital in the summer of 1918. There he meets John Smith, a fellow soldier.
  • Comments: A very sweet, quiet fic with subtle introspection. It takes place within Eighth Doctor Adventures continuity, but the casual reader doesn't need to be familiar with it to enjoy this.

    Fan Vids 
48 Years of Doctor Who -- Marching On by xxdrosexx.
  • Recommended by seacloudsky
  • Synopsis: All eleven Doctors and a large amount (if not all) of the companions, with the clips matching perfectly with the audio. As an anniversary video, it also has a bit at the beginning which is as much a dedication to the series, as it is to its world.

The Adventure by Calapine.

  • Recommended by Nadilune
  • This one involves eleven Doctors and their companions, and it's truly magnificent. Definitely worth a look or three.
  • Synopsis: A nice trip through time and space.

The Animated Adventures of Doctor Who by Stephen Byrne

  • Recommended by: Xalfrea
  • Synopsis: A fan-made opening for a hypothetical Saturday-Morning animated series of Doctor Who, done in a style and tone of Gravity Falls. Starring the Twelfth Doctor and a younger Mabel-esque Clara, it is made with the intent of being Lighterand Softer with a more humorous bent to it than the main show.
  • Comments: Like many fan-made things, it makes you wish it were real. Plus, if you are a fan of Gravity Falls or have watched the show, you can really appreciate it even more. A must-see if just for 40 seconds of fan-made fun and enjoyment.

Dalek Tales - The Dalek That Time Forgot by Lee Adams.

  • Recommended by remorium1
  • Synopsis: History is in peril, the crack in the universe is changing the very fabric of reality. Upon leaving Earth, the New Paradigm see an opportunity which will lead one Dalek on its path to destiny. Dalek Caan will be the savior of the Daleks...
  • This is a very well written fan video, animated and voiced by the same person, and it neatly fills the plothole of how Dalek Caan got into the time war in the first place. It's three parts plus an epilogue, and is well worth a watch.

Doctor Who Anime by Otaking 77077

  • Reccomended by Speedball
  • Not a fanfic, but a fan-movie, animated with loving care and (mostly) voiced by audio clips of existing Doctor Who footage (supplying new voices as necessary)
  • Synopsis: Now finished with roughly 11 minutes of footage as a mock trailer for a whole fictive anime season. The "plot" consists of Davros and the Daleks struggling with the Master (Two of them!) and the Cybermen over control of Japan while the Third Doctor arrives and meets the typical anime Action Girl for a companion. A number of spiffy action scenes are shown, including the Brigadier doing a Worf Barrage on a Cyberman ship and a Five Rounds Rapid by some American soldiers on a squad of Daleks. There are furthermore cameos of Sutekh the Destroyer, the Sontaran Battlefleet and the Supreme Dalek. It also stars professional voice actors Sachika Souno and Phillip Sacramento.
    • Unfortunately, as of June 6, 2011, the entire thing was removed from Youtube. But fear not! Here's a video file before it was removed.
    • Now has its own page.

Doctor Who Classic Series Action Figure Adventures by Batmanmarch''

  • Recommender by VenomousSeal
  • Seriously, how hasn’t this been recommended before? Quite a lot of his commenters acknowledge that the guy is a good writer. Even the BBC acknowledged it, by naming him a winner of the #MissionDalek competition.

Doctor Who: 'The First Question' - The Extended Cut - 50th Anniversary Trailer by LastWhovianTrailers

Doctor Who: Moving Right Along by nancyblackett.

  • Recommended by Rain Krystal, seacloudsky
  • Okay, so it's another music video, this time in a happier tone than the one above. It may be a music video but it's still wonderful and the story it tells is excellent. It's joyful, and the more Doctors you are familiar with, the more you tend to connect with this video
  • Synopsis: The vid covers all the Doctors that existed at the time, One through Ten, and many, many of the Companions as they have their epic adventure through the stars to the tune of Kermit and Fozzie.
    • Seconded by seacloudsky.

Doctor Who Title Sequence by Billy Hanshaw

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin
  • Comments: An excellently rendered concept for Series 8's opening credits
    • More than that, it was seen by Steven Moffat who liked it so much that he asked the creator to come in and recreate it with some slight tweaks (such as a real, official photo of the Capaldi Doctor), and it now graces the episodes of series 8.

Enlightenment (Special Edition) Fan Trailer by biggerbaddaddy

Gallifreyan Girls by TeaTime4MadGirls

  • Recommended by: phoenixyfriend
  • Synopsis: When Romana heard that Gallifrey had returned, she decided to gather up all the Doctor's favourite Time Ladies and throw a little party...
  • Comments: A silly and fun little music video featuring the various Time Ladies (and Rassilon) in a parody of Katy Perry's "California Gurls."

Glósóli by such_heights.

  • Recommended by Nadilune
  • Gorgeous. A layered, meta-driven view on series 5 and 6. It's amazing, epic, thoughful, and has the Ponds being their adorable selves.
  • Synopsis: "That's a fairytale." "Aren't we all?"

His Name is the Doctor by seduff.

  • Recommended by Nadilune
  • Wonderful editing with perfect voiceovers. Just epic. Nine and Ten shine in this.
  • Synopsis: A tribute to the Russell T Davies Era. His friends and companions talk about their Doctor...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Daleks by Andrew Orton

  • Recommended by: cg12345
  • Synopsis: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say about Daleks..."
  • Comments: An absolutely spot-on recreation of one of the animated Guidebook sequences from the old TV series, with perfect Adams-esque dry wit.

I'm Always All For You by Liisakee

  • Recommended by: hpfan4ever
  • Synopsis: A music video that pairs Doctor Who with the song "What If" by Safty Suit.
  • Comments: It's a beautiful video that shows the relationships between the Doctor and his companions. The song completely fits Doctor Who.

I Owned the Stage // Doctor Who by Liisakee

  • Recommended by: Illuminated Darkness
  • Beautiful editing, beautiful quotes, beautiful music, and my favorite video by far.
  • Synopsis: A video set to Hoppípolla by Liisakee that perfectly sums up Doctor Who.
  • Comments: A great brightener for anyone having a bad day.

The Iron Woman by Aaron Vanderkley

  • Recommended by: jarrodbaniqued
  • A re-enactment of a script written by Andrew Cartmel as the audition piece for the Seventh Doctor, which eventually became the basis for the abandoned Season 27 episode “Blood and Iron”.
  • Synopsis: The Doctor confronts, and soliloquizes at, another Thatcher analogue who has consulted him on her mental health.
  • Comments: One of the most beautiful scenes written by Andrew Cartmel in his entire career. Sums up the Doctor’s character and all its majesty neatly. When you see his take on the script, however, you’ll realize Sylvester Mccoy truly was the right man for the job.

Marble House by hollywoodgrrl

  • Recommended by: Maxwell_Edison
  • Synopsis: "There's one thing I always wanted to ask Jack. Back in the old days. I wanted to know about that Doctor of his. The man who appears out of nowhere and saves the world; except sometimes he doesn't. All those times in history where there was no sign of him... I wanted to know why not." — Gwen Cooper, Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Comments: Retells "Human Nature / Family of Blood" on both the macro (impending World War I and the Doctor's true nature) and micro (the love story between John Smith and Joan Redfern, Martha's experiences of traveling in the TARDIS) levels. Impossibly well put together, using actual source footage from World War I, text from the show, and a number of other tricks, none of which seem remotely gimicky. Beautifully edited and challenging. Has more than a few moments which can genuinely be described as "spine-tingling." A masterpiece of the fandom.

Obedience by Brotherhood Studios

  • Recommended by: TheTroperBeforeTime
  • Synopsis: It begins as a simple enough thriller, with a captive being forced to participate in a twisted take on Staneley Milgram's "Obedience to Authority" experiment; it then spirals into tonal shifts, over-the-top acting, and the ultimate twist that reveals it was a Doctor Who fan film all along.
  • Comments: An class film that clearly went above and beyond. Yes it's an amateur short film, but it was made by people who obviously had a ball making it.

Sail by Karaaislin

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Synopsis: This is a difficult video to describe; it can be loosely summed up as a speculative trailer on what the creator thinks would be a cool plot for series seven, but that doesn't really cover it at all. Without any spoilers, it involves Rose coming back in a way that's intriguing and original, despite only having clips from series two and Journey's End to work with.
  • Comments: It's excellently edited, and the plot is fascinating. It's not overtly shippy despite Rose's return, and the twist is one you probably didn't see coming.
    • The Rose thing still seems contrived and unexplained. Though the twist is decent.

Seasons of War by A Crow Trod

  • Recommended by: SamTheAwesome
  • Synopsis: Seasons of War' is an unofficial short film, which features the character of the War Doctor from the BBC TV series, and has been created to help promote an anthology of specially-commissioned stories about him - all in aid of the UK charity, Caudwell Children.
  • Comments: A fantastic short film about the War Doctor and people affected by the time war. Must see!

The Ten Doctors by BabelColour.

  • Recommended by Kipperonthefloor
  • Also not a Fanfic but a series of videos made using well edited existing footage and audio from both Who and Non-Who sources to make a new story. Finally finished with four videos.
  • Synopsis: The Doctor's first and second incarnations have been removed from the time stream so the lord president of Gallifrey enlists the help of the Doctor's third to tenth incarnations to save himself and the history of the Universe, but everything is not what it seems.

Time Traveller Boyfriend by MASHED

  • Recommended by: charlie95148
  • Synopsis: A fan-made trailer for a Doctor Who dating sim, complete with Japanese voice-over and references to both Classic and Modern series.
  • Comments: One can easily tell from this video that some very dedicated, hardcore Whovians put it together. Take care to read the small text and any words that show up on-screen!

The Time War by Babel Colour

  • Recommended by: TimeLordVictorious
  • Synopsis: A fan-edit of footage from both the modern and classic series, with voice-overs about the Last Great Time War and who fought in it, taken from not just the classic and modern runs, but also several Big Finish audios. It was made several years before the War Doctor was created, and thus features only the Eighth and Ninth Doctors.
  • Comments: It still holds up today, and covers a good portion of the Time War, from beginning to end.

What About Everything - What About Babelcolour by BabelColour.

  • Recommended by: seacloudsky
  • Considering that fan videos are being added, this needs to be here.
  • Synopsis: All the doctors (1-11) are shown in the vid to the song What About Everything. BabelColour has used his usual editing to not only shift through thousands of clips, but bring them together so that they completely match the lyrics and rhythm. The seamless blending of the title sequences is simply amazing.

What If Doctor Who Wasn't Axed? by DaDoctorWhoFan

  • Recommended by: Mr.Krabs
  • Synopsis: A whole series of videos that a beg a take on the question of what other episodes of Doctor Who would there have been if it wasn't cancelled after the airing of Survival in 1989. The first season works on the documentary that was made for the DVD of Survival in 2007 which since then has gone onto expanding so much further than you would ever imagine!
  • Comments: Brilliant series once you get into more of the other seasons, especially after the year 2000!

WHOLOCK by John Smith

  • Recommended by: ThatRandomGuy42
  • Synopsis: "Months after an encounter with a mysterious 'Doctor', Sherlock becomes obsessed with discovering more about this impossible man... until the man makes an unexpected return."
  • Comments: It's a short, beautifully crafted fan creation that depicts The Doctor meeting Sherlock. The entire thing is comprised of assets from both shows so it really looks like they are both there together, edited to almost perfection. It must be seen.