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

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Apocryphal Variance by Trick N. Zwei
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Upon the deaths of the seven Servants of the 5th Holy Grail War, the Heroic Spirits expected to disappear. What they did not expect was for them to be summoned once more to fight in the Holy Grail War, this time, as Ruler's own faction in the war against other Servants. The Great Holy Grail War commences with three factions rather than two!

The Archer of Black by Bejetto

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Fiore summons EMIYA as Archer of Black instead of Chiron.

Cursed Cold Colle by You ( link)

  • Recommended by Pastykake, Draconic
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A prominent magus is held hostage by the Icecolle family's new heir, prompting the next Lord of Eulyphis, Bram Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri, into joining the rescue operation with his own ulterior motives. Post-Apocrypha.

Fate/Magnus Bellum by 00Altair ( link Archive of Our Own link)

  • Recommended by LordVectorum84
  • Status: Cancelled, remake coming
  • Synopsis: On the eve of the Great Holy Grail War, Ruler summons a Servant to aid her in duties as mediator. Answering her call, Saber appears. A knight whose ties to the Holy Grail War runs deep. Both set out on their journey, soon realizing that an even greater conflict was on the horizon. Uniting both Red and Black, a battle to save the world begins. This is the tale of a Saint and a King.
  • Comments: This is an excellent crossover that welds together the worlds of Fate/Prototype and Fate/Apocrypha featuring a wide spectrum of characters and elements from Lord El Melloi II Case Files, Garden of Avalon, Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night, Fate/EXTRA, Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA, Fate/Grand Order, and Fate/strange fake. The leads are Ruler/Jeanne d'Arc and King Arthur Pendragon of Prototype. With great character development, epic battles, and a array of fan-favorite Servants this story is well worth your time-LordVectorum84

Fate-Twin Souls by TehDCat

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Shirou Kotomine messes up when summoning Semiramis and ends up summoning Carmilla as an extra Assassin. Due to this error, everyone else (except for Darnic, who summoned Vlad III before Shirou did his summoning) gets an extra Servant.

Fractal Scarring by Emerian ( link)

  • Recommended by powerofone65
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: AU; Gen. The Magi Association is more cautious in their contract with Shishigou Kairi and Mordred finds herself in an entirely different predicament. But if she has to be honest, this really isn’t a predicament, not so much as pulling the rug under her and dropping her into a ocean infested with sharks because Kairi didn’t freaking take her [Instinct] in stride.

The Third Faction by TheMaster4444 and Draconic

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Zelretch sends Rin and Shirou (from the Unlimited Blade Works route) to the world of Apocrypha. Along with Saber, they form a third faction in the war.


For Those Without by SupportFriendMerlin
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with The Familiar of Zero
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Louise summons Karna as her familiar.
  • Comments: The author has confirmed that Karna will be a Showy Invincible Hero who effortlessly steamrolls his enemies in the most spectacular ways. What the author wants to focus on is Character Development as Karna slowly learns how to interact and connect with people. The subtle friendship he develops with Tabitha is adorable.

A Knight and the Scouts by Evowizard25

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with: Sailor Moon
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Back in the Middle Ages, Astolfo and the Paladins of Charlemagne battle an evil sorcerer named Vauquelin. An errant spell causes Vauquelin, Astolfo, and his Hippogriff to get sent to the modern day. Vauquelin continues his evil ways, so Astolfo must team up with the Sailor Scouts to stop him.
  • Comments: It is important to note that this is Astolfo from back when he was human, though he is still pretty powerful.

Tempest by allusionmaster

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Ben 10: Omniverse
  • Synopsis: While battling some magical villains, Ben Tennyson gets injured and the Omnitrix is damaged, causing him to be stuck in Frankenstrike's form. Then he falls into a portal and is transported through time and space. He lands near the female Frankenstein's Monster, who thinks he is the husband that Dr. Victor Frankenstein promised her, while he thinks she is a fellow Transylian. The misunderstanding is sustained because she only speaks French while he only speaks English.
  • Comments: Warning, there is a lot of graphic violence, language, nudity, and sexual situations. However, Fran is simply adorable.