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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fan Fics, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be Zapped!. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.


Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexual or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

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8-Bit Theater by Brian Clevinger

  • Recommended by mariofan1000
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Four Sociopathic Heroes scam their way into a job of saving the world from chaos, cause terror and destruction along the way, all in a Crapsack World that skewers just about every RPG trope that exists. (And probably a few that don't.)
  • Comments: The Sprite Comic, and genuinely one of the funniest Web Comics ever written. Has a somewhat rocky start, but quickly turns into a wonderfully absurd spoof that doesn't so much cross the line as it does play hopscotch with it before setting its children on fire. It also manages to mostly avoid Cerebus Syndrome, and ends on a genuinely impressive Anti-Climax.
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  • Tags: Sprite Comic, Parody Fic, Crack Fic

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

The First Fantasy by Agent 57

  • Recommended by BlueMagicite
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 200 years ago, the Fiends Tiamat of Wind and Kraken of Water stole the respective Orbs from their altars, disrupting the flow of wind and greatly disturbing the sea. The people of this land live in fear of the final two Orbs being stolen and their world thrown into total Chaos, but they still have hope in an ancient prophecy.

    'When the world is in darkness
    Four Warriors will come——'

    The time now is not right for this prophecy to be fulfilled, but the events must be set in motion. This is the tale, not of the fulfillment of the prophecy, but of how it was made possible.
    This is...the First Fantasy.
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  • Comments: It's a good, but at 100,000+ word read, and the author essentially recreates the Final Fantasy world of the past. It does tend to follow the story of Final Fantasy to a point. Beware, the entire story is not divided into multiple chapters.

Power Of Light by Magus 523

  • Recommended by Thanos6
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A novelization of the original game.
  • Comments: The characterization of the Light Warriors is very nice without simply aping 8-Bit Theater, especially the Black Mage. But most of all, it examines the game's headache-inducing Time Loop and makes it understandable.
    • I'll second this nomination. It's certainly not the most well-written thing in the world, and the occasional use of all-caps for emphasis can get a little jarring, but as a story goes it does a pretty good job of coming up with a decent overarching plot from what in the game was pretty much "restore the Crystals." It also gives a nice set of personalities for the characters that one can use instead of the 8-bit Theater ones. The one thing I didn't like so much is that it uses the NES names and appearances for everything, which can be pretty jarring for someone (like me) used to the GBA version. Linhasxoc
      • I'll third it. The writing is above average, though nothing special, and it uses basic fantasy hero archetypes for the most part. There's White Mage, the Brave Knight, the agile Elven Thief, and, finally, as mentioned above, the Black Mage. Overall, a good, solid story. And the ending isn't all that bad, although it does throw out the whole 'no one remembered them' thing, taking out what was originally a Bittersweet Ending. Oh, also, BM hooks up with the Element of Fire. It really shines for the first half, though, when all the character development is still under way. Though, one last thing to mention, Bikke is suddenly Crazy Awesome. Inferno232

How to Be A Legendary Hero without Really Trying by Stealth Noodle

  • Recommended by: dchorror
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dara and Jorn, a warrior and white mage respectively, are con artists who have a habit of swindling locals as they pass through various towns. However, after one con goes particularly right, they find themselves roped into a prophesy to save the world, no matter how much Dara wants to fight it.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

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