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

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The Apocryphal One

Blonde Panther

  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Summary: An author who specializes in Fire Emblem 3, 6, 7, 8, and 13 short stories. The most common themes are family and friendship. New stories come regularly at about two per month.
  • Comments: While her earlier fics might not seem very good, throughout the years the quality of her writing has improved considerably. The content of the stories are mostly about mundane subjects (like Roy growing a dragon tail), but they are well explored and will no doubt give the reader a pleasing experience.

The Erudite

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Synopsis: A veteran FE author that posts many one-shots and various Fire Emblem stories, many dealing with Anna/Robin. All of the stories feature witty banter and are incredibly entertaining.
  • Comments: His fics have some of the best rapport I've ever seen between characters. Everyone is so playfully snarky to one another and it's so much fun. He manages to make mundane stories (like a family shopping trip) incredibly endearing and entertaining.

Naryfiel Lilith

  • Recommended by SpiriTsunami
  • Synopsis: Adaptation Expansion: the author. As of this recommendation (April 2017), she has finished a four-part novelization of the Elibe saga—two for the events of the two games, one for the legendary heroes of the Scouring, and one set in the generation immediately before that of the FE7 leads—through the eyes of the FE7 tactician (female) and other OCs of her family line, and has four other novelizations in progress, of FE4, FE8, FE11, and FE13.
  • Comments: All of her fics are quite good and detailed, and they portray many of the villains in a more sympathetic light, even giving the most monstrous of them some sort of motivation. The expansion to the world of Elibe is so extensive that you might find yourself taking it as Fanon. Additionally, original characters are tied to canon characters in ways that actually seem believable (e.g. Duke Victor of Velthomer is stated to have had a "myriad of mistresses", yet as far as canon is concerned Azelle is his only bastard child; the viewpoint character for the first generation of the FE4 novelization is thusly made another such child, half-sister to Azelle and Arvis.)


  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Synopsis: TheRepeat's fanfiction works are novel-quality. His works are funny, charming, and drama-filled with fantastic and true characters. When they do have original characters, they're non-spotlight stealing and well thought-out characters that add to the story, not detract from it.
  • Comments: He's only been on the site for a year and a half, but already has some of the longest, funniest, and overall best Fire Emblem dramedy stories I've ever had the pleasure of reading. It's also very clear that his stories are thought-out well ahead of time, with foreshadowing and literary devices used accordingly. Stories have no typos. An underrated author that should not be missed.


I Challenge My Fate!

  • Recommended by Godlizard, The Giant Rock
  • Synopsis: As the name suggests, this writing blog focuses on Fire Emblem: Awakening, mostly doing whatever readers request them to write (which so far consists largely of shipping fics of varying pairings and happiness and a few non-shipping explorations of canon).
  • Comments: They take requests, but they're currently closed so they can catch up on their prompts. Posts relatively short (1000-3000 words) one-shots, but pays close attention to canon and is a very careful editor. Generally has at least a few new fics a week, hiatuses notwithstanding, and doesn't write anything explicit or that makes characters act OOC. Family (see below) is definitely their most popular fic.


  • Recommended by Robotortoise, Skybrigadier
  • Synopsis: Welcome to FE14Drabbles. We write short stories about Fire Emblem Fates. We hope you find something you like!
  • Comments: A writing blog focused on Fire Emblem Fates. Mostly romantic fluff fics, but some contain very silly content. For instance, one of their most popular posts is a romantic dinner date between Leo and a tomato. Requests are open, but not usually for very long at a time, as they fill up fast.

Unassuming Venusaur

  • Recommended by: Prejudiced Pizza
  • Synopsis: Unassuming Venusaur and several other volunteers have written a plethora of fanmade Support conversations between characters who otherwise can't interact in the game. Many of these conversations are accessible in her Gay Fates hack, which, as you can guess, vastly expands the number of gay relationships you can pair (as well as including some new straight pairings like Flora/Jakob.)
  • Comments: All these supports are known for being very well-written, even expanding upon the characters and their backstories further in the process.

Diary of a Wimpy Kris by edgy5ever


  • Recommended by: Raeknowsrae
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: New Mystery of the Emblem but in Diary of a Wimpy Kid form.
  • Tags: Humor, Parody
  • Comments: This series of summaries of chapters perfectly captures the writing style of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Even the people who hate Kris, found Kris very likeable here. Perfect companion while playing the NME.


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.

Dark Awakening by The Giant Rock
  • Recommended by Winterkari
  • Status: Incomplete, updates very slowly (last updated April 2020)
  • Synopsis: Alright, I get to star in a Fire Emblem SI. Stats? Check! Skills? Check! Inventory? Che- wait, "Estus Flask"? … Oh, shit. FE13 x Dark Souls Crossover.
  • Tags: Adventure
  • Comments: The characters are well-written and the plot is pretty engaging. The self-insert is set in the world of Awakening, but there's some elements taken from Dark Souls. This means things can get dark, so read with caution if that’s not your jam.

Change of Heart and The Fell Mask by Terry-N-Muse

  • Recommended by Louie Yang
  • Status: Complete and Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Grima returns to the past and replaces the man called Robin. Lucina knows it. The existence of Morgan becomes the spanner to break both their plans to pieces.
  • Tags: Adventure/Drama
  • Comments: A LEGENDARY FANFIC with a LEGENDARY upload speed. He wrote 258,000 words in 1.5 month(s)! The story explores an ingenious idea of Grima becoming Robin and having a family with Morgan during war. Explores deeply about family and trust. That doesn't mean other characters are cardboard as their stories are also explored such as how other shepards view a very dangerous relationship and how the children generation act in counterterrorism to make sure Grima doesn't do what he does and make Morgan to betray said Grima. You won't regret reading this story I PROMISE! (VERY HEARTWARMING)

A Day in the Life by smileplease91

  • Recommended by 017Bluefield
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Drabbles of Fire Emblem Awakening characters. Relationships, family, friends- perhaps even those whom we wished had supports but did not. Requests are temporarily off since I need to catch up on the ones I have now. I'm so sorry! (as of October 8th, 2015)
    • Discontinued as of September 2017
  • Tags: Family/Friendship
  • Comments: Reading disparate scenes in the FEA universe has never been this much fun. smileplease91 writes the happy and sad moments that probably should be in Fire Emblem Awakening. There's already almost 300 chapters' worth of drabbles and content, with various scenarios, AUs, and story arcs. Maybe you'll get some laughs with a crazy Chrom and his "new best friend" in the "New Robin" arc. Maybe you'll cry when Henry pulls a crazy stunt on Robin—and keeps her alive through her sacrifice in an unexpected way. Maybe you'll enjoy the concert where they play "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane (disclosure: I made the request for that one). All in all, at this point, you're bound to find something in smileplease91's A Day in the Life that'll tickle your fancy. I'd hold off on giving her requests right now, however—she's practically drowning in them! That's how popular this fanfic is!

Birth and Re-Death by ThreeDollarBratwurst.

  • Recommended by Bismuth_Mountain
  • Status: Incomplete, Active
  • Synopsis: To quote the tropes page: After Randall wakes up in an unfamiliar bar with no memory of where he is or how we got there - or why he has the accoutrements of a monk or priest - he discovers two unsettling facts. First, he is trapped in Ylisse, the fictional land of Fire Emblem Awakening, and second, the frustrating process mentioned above has become his reality - when he dies, he returns to a previous point in time and can "retry" what got him killed in the first place.
  • Tags: Adventure/Drama
  • Comments: Birth and Re Death quite cleverly and carefully uses the death/return mechanic, and doesn't lean on it to keep itself going along. It deviates from the plot of Awakening in enjoyable ways, at times employing entirely original characters and world building to fill the gaps the game leaves. If you like Self-Inserts, this is absolutely worth a read.

All the World's a Sale by Narwhal Lord

  • Recommended by Bismuth_Mountain
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2021
  • Synopsis: An actor and self-insert wakes up in Valm after a nasty incident in a play, soon joining Anna on her trip out of Valm. They become fast friends as the adventure unfolds, but the road to the end of Awakening won't be so easy...
  • Tags: Adventure/Humor
  • Comments: If ATWAS has one thing going for it, it's definitely the presentation. The banter and character writing is usually high quality, if sometimes focusing too much on that and meandering as a result. Probably has the best-written Adult Tiki out there.

Fire Emblem Awakening: Invisible Ties by metallover

  • Recommended by Prometheus 117, The Giant Rock
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Robin wakes up in the middle of a field with no memory of his past nothing could prepare him for the adventure that awaits. Alongside the Prince of the kingdom of Ylisse Chrom and his faithful band of Shepherds, Robin rises from a humble tactician to one of the saviors of an entire world.
  • Tags: Humor/Parody, Violence
  • Comments: Despite the fact this story is listed as an adaption of Fire Emblem: Awakening, it manages to flesh out the characters in a way that, while still keeping in canon with the story, manages to make them more human and believable, showing off what might have been only implied in-game. Robin, for example, develops his own interesting, quirky personality that makes him both funny and yet understandable and natural to the audience. OCs, while present, do not take away from the main characters, but rather flesh out the plot and make it even more enjoyable. The result is potentially the greatest adaption of a Fire Emblem game that has come out in recent years.

Shadow of a Doubt by ancestrallizard

  • Recommended by Inner Glow
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Frederick is rightly suspicious of the Shepherds' new tactician.
  • Tags: Adventure
  • Comments: An AU where Robin is a dragon. The concept and way they write it is great! I would love to see this become a big fanfic!

Daydreams and Nightmares by lambentLodestar

  • Recommended by Hollownerox, Skybrigadier
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: It's a weird sensation to fall asleep in California one day and wake up in Ylisse at the same time. Apparently, my name is now Shanzira, and I'm trying not to die here. Came pretty close already. I need to brush up on my knowledge of this game; it's been two years since it came out, and being in college and all, I've had my hands full, what with animating. Robin, don't let me die!
  • Tags: Humor/Adventure
  • Comments: Another surprisingly well written self-insert fic. This one goes in the "dreamer" direction, with the main character shifting between dimensions whenever her respective body goes to sleep. Lots of comedy and interesting additions to the plot that will keep the reader's attention; mainly having to do with a group hunting the "dreamers".
    • Eh... Personally, I found the main plot enjoyable, but the main character was incredibly grating. She acted like one of those "quirky" girls that try very hard to be unique, yet fail to be so. The writing itself was well-done enough, but it's a very archetypical self-insert fic. - Robotortoise

The (Cruel) Mother's Gift and other Tales Through Time by Dane-Namor

  • Recommended by SEESWildCard, The Giant Rock
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A series of tales dealing with different possibilities throughout FE:A. Heavy focus on second-gen characters and parent-child relationships.
  • Tags: Adventure/Drama
  • Comments: The chapters will either leave you laughing, cheering, crying, and anywhere in between. The author seems fond of putting his characters through hell and having others drag them back out. Well-written character interaction. WARNING: Heavy angst in some parts.
    • There's a lot of variety in individual stories. Better yet, each chapter is usually self-contained; the author will take an idea and run with it to a satisfying conclusion, no matter how long the chapter ends up being. The grammar is sometimes weak in early chapters but improves later on. There's a lot of interesting ideas, so give it a read!

De-cruited by thewhitepatch

  • Recommended by The Giant Rock
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the defeat of Grima, Robin has been tasked with firing the different Shepherds. Join him as he lets each of them down as easily as he can.
  • Tags: Humor
  • Comments: Robin is a jerk and has no compunctions about breaking the fourth wall. It could use a quick spell-check, but if you don't mind that it's pretty enjoyable.

Unconventional Tactics by WeEatBabies

  • Recommended by The Giant Rock
  • Status: Dead (no recent updates)
  • Synopsis: Because the title "Avatar" is extremely misleading and Robin doesn't do a damned thing the same way we'd really want to. A series of one-shots.
  • Tags: Humor
  • Comments: Short and hilarious, featuring an OOC Robin. The sheer face-palming he inspires in his comrades will bring a smile to your face. The title may be misleading; this isn't a satire of FE mechanics, barring the first chapter.

Grimaspawn, Timelost Psychotics and Lesser Irritants by MorayInTheWreck

  • Recommended by The Giant Rock, Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Standalone stories of Morgan, Morgan, Lucina, and the rest of Fire Emblem Awakening's cast, with a focus on the second generation.
  • Tags: Humor/Drama
  • Comments: A story with a similar setup to The Cruel Mother's Gift. Characters are mostly on-point. Individual stories can have abrupt and jarring twists (ex. Robin is dancing one second and finds himself in an imagined hell the next second), but they're usually interesting.

Family by I Challenge My Fate!

  • Recommended by Godlizard, The Giant Rock
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Awakening. Lucina ventures into the ruins of Ylisstol and finds an old oil painting of the parents she never knew, which reveals some things she probably would have rather not discovered.
  • Tags: Some mentions of violence and a lot of sadness
  • Comments: A short but sad one-shot that focuses on familial love and the ramifications of the Avatar being Lucina's mother. Easily the most popular fic that this author has written.
    • My favorite premise for Lucina's backstory, and it's done well to boot.

Cycle by RoseWarden

  • Recommended by The Giant Rock, Robotortoise, CrusaderJerome
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Robin is a young woman who bakes cakes during the day, sleeps at night, and drinks on weekends. She does not wage wars, fight demons, or solve dating issues. Yet, somehow by divine mistake, she's found herself doing just that. Clearly, someone has her confused with another Robin...
  • Tags: Adventure, Drama, violence, language, and mature themes
  • Comments: A pseudo-self-insert in which canon has been skewed. Most alterations to the story feel pretty organic, and the world builds itself up well, if slowly. Robin feels very much like someone from our world trying to do the best she can. She screws up, gets lucky breaks, and is generally fun to observe.
    • Also, it's worth noting that the thing is ENORMOUS! Currently clocked over 600k words and still frequently updating, it feels like a large-scale, grand adventure. A fantastic, very entertaining read!

Asleep by Gone2GroundEX

  • Recommended by Strunk64
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A Fire Emblem fan finds himself sucked into the world of Awakening. In Lunatic Mode.
  • Tags: Drama/Humor
  • Comments: Well written, updates fairly quickly, keeps the cast in-character. Manages to create an actually likable Self-Insert, and has enough surprises to keep you guessing. Contains some shipping, but it doesn't override the plot.
    • It starts off following somewhat of Awakening's plot, but will most likely make a clean split from the original storyline with the introduction of the Divine Pantheon. Don't expect it to follow even anything resembling Awakening's plotline after the Plegia Arc ends.
    • There's cool ideas, and the author is clever enough to add a way of offsetting the self-insert advantage of foreknowledge. However, I couldn't keep track of the new characters and the scope of the story in later chapters.

Fire Emblem Awakening: Reign of the Mad King by AstralMiracle

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Complete. It has two completed sequels (Rise of the Conquerorand Road of the Recusant) and a collection of short side-stories (Another Side, Another Story)
  • Synopsis: An exalt, haunted by her father's legacy, seeks to bring peace to the world. A king, blind with hatred, would bring war upon his own people in the wake of his vengeance. A noble prince, desperate to protect his family, faces any challenge with his head held high, no matter the odds. In the chaos that follows, Robin the tactician must find his own path, even without his memories. Retelling of Fire Emblem Awakening.
  • Pairing(s): Robin/Cordelia, Chrom/Sumia
  • Tags: Adventure, Friendship, Family

Of Fell and Exalted Blood by aradian_nights

  • Recommended by: Phisych
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Morgan betrays his friends and country to do Grima's bidding, nobody so much as flinches in his favor. But the moment his sister Lucina succumbs to her fell blooded nature, the world splits in two, and Owain must take up the Falchion in her place.
  • Pairing(s): Nah/M!Morgan, Owain/Inigo, Severa/Lucina
  • Tags: Angst, Adventure, Non-Canon
  • Comments: A beautifully written and utterly horrifying story in what it does to the characters in it. Set in a dark, alternate universe where Morgan and Lucina submit to Grima. Buckle up for the angst train kids, this might hurt.

Multiverse by The Right Hand of Light

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: In the infinite realities and worlds that exist, most things stay the same—but Robin is always different. A series of one-shots exploring Chrom's relationships (platonic and otherwise) with a different Robin each chapter.
  • Tags: Friendship/Humor
  • Comments: Discrete one-shots, each with an interesting setup, and always with a Chrom and a Robin. Some are humorous, some are romantic, some are platonic, and some just have Robin annoying the hell out of Chrom. Each one-shot is always well-written and very entertaining.

Dissonance by TheRepeat

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Robin's lost his memories again. Wacky rom-com hijinks ensue (but not really).
  • Tags: Drama/Romance
  • Comments: Starts off as a romantic comedy, but soon evolves into an action/adventure drama. Incredibly clever, and really well-written. Dialogue is very humorous and witty, yet the story itself is rather serious. Chock-full of good ideas, realistically-acting characters, and a zany Morgan, this story is a joy to read. Starts off at the end of Awakening, but quickly evolves into its own tale.

Singularity by CondorTalon

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Grima is defeated, Robin is gone, and the world moves on. Or so the story is supposed to go. And as Robin wakes up once again in the familiar field, alone, he quickly realizes that this isn't how it's supposed to happen. Supposed to happen? Why does Robin know what that means?
  • Tags: Adventure
  • Comments: Robin remembers everything. And when I say that, I mean EVERYTHING. What happens when a Robin has memories of multiple Awakening playthroughs?

The Reluctant Propagandists by Shadsie

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sir Fredrick did not understand much about advertising, nor how overbearing his master found him to be at times. He walks into a print shop in Ylisstol to enlist the aid of an artisan and his assistant to create some rather interesting propaganda. "You want me to draw and print WHAT?" The tale of an infamous poster and the graphic designers hired to make it.
  • Tags: Humor
  • Comments: Frederick and Chrom’s C-Support from the perspective of the merchant who had to draw the posters. Surprisingly original. Of course, it's also very funny.

Lookin' at the Bright Side by MatchaMida

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Man, I totally need to change my fashion sense. It's probably the reason why I'm having so much bull. Maybe I should go to Maribelle or Sumia for some advice. But on the bright side, at least it's not bad like milords. Who in Naga's name wears only one sleeve? If this is some disturbing method to attract the ladies, it's not working.
  • Tags: Humor/Adventure
  • Comments: A Robin that has a sharp tongue and masculine appearance goes through the plot of Awakening. Robin is very snarky, aloof, and silly, which is apparently a dangerous combination. Very fun fic that has a more realistic take on Robin.

Teachings of the Bard by thewhitepatch

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "Welcome to the world of Fire Emblem Awakening. I'm here to make sure you don't die in a stupid way. If you listen to me, your death will be heroic and dignified." A different sort of Self-Insert story.
  • Tags: Drama/Humor
  • Comments: A self-insert story that bites the hand that feeds it and pokes fun at self-insert stories while being one itself. More or less a “'How to Be Sucked into the Awakening Universe 101'” guide. Has less of an emphasis on the Awakening plot and more on character interactions.

Metallover's Self-Insert Adventure by metallover

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ever wonder what happens when an aggressive, foul-mouthed, broke-ass geek gets transported into his favorite Fire Emblem game? Yeah, I'll bet you do. A light, humorous self-insert crack re-telling of Awakening starring me, the author of Invisible Ties. Warnings for swearing, violence, sexual content and bad pop-culture references. And why the cat, you ask? I don't know either.
  • Comments: A self-insert story that doesn't take itself seriously at all and focuses on character interactions, rather than the Awakening game plot most readers have already read about a hundred times. It's similar to 'Teachings of the Bard' in that respect. That, coupled with the great writing (this IS the same author who wrote Invisible Ties, after all!) make this a fic worth reading. Oh, and it's really funny, to boot. Has a cat as the story cover, for some reason.

The Lost Children: Ananias by OkayDokey33

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Anna's future son. He lives to serve since he's long accepted the fact that he's not talented enough to do much of anything else, unless you count manual labor and his ability to keep his cool in most situations. Apparently the Anna philosophy of "customer satisfaction" runs deep within his veins. Is the best listener in the entire army. These are his Paralogues and Supports.
  • Tags: Family/Friendship
  • Comments: A support log for an original character named “Ananias”, son of Anna. Ananias is a surprisingly great original character with an Awakening-styled gimmick of being non-expressive. Supports are written in normal fiction style rather than script format. His supports and interactions with the other Awakening characters are very entertaining and keep everyone in-character. Eventually, has supports with the author's own OCs.

Rewrite: Until the Day I Rise by Ethereal_Red

  • Recommended by Occlumancer
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Grima disguises himself as Robin's twin brother after coming to the past and ingratiates himself with the Shepherds while his loyal servant earns the trust of Robin's amnesiac daughter.
  • Tags: Asexual Character, Friendship, Time Travel, Family
  • Comments: An Awakening AU where there's a lot more to Grima than meets the eye. Great writing, jumps around a bit but uses different POVs and flashbacks to show different sides of a larger story. One such flashback is one of, if not the best, Robin-becomes-Grima scene I've read.

Interviews with a Tactician by Scourge of Infinis

  • Recommended by Robotortoise. Seconded by Lucky Flanker 13
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In which Robin decides to conduct interviews with existing and potential Shepherds to ensure their loyalty and commitment to the cause (and some other details). What could possibly go wrong?
  • Tags: Humor/Romance
  • Comments: An absolutely hilarious story with an out-of-character, extremely bureaucratic Robin that has immense love for Sumia's pies and consistently goes on absurd rants. He's an absolute joy to watch bumble around in his incompetent manner, getting into all sorts of wacky hijinks. This story will have you rolling on the ground with laughter. He also tends to do things right, such as having the disciplined and orderly Cordelia as his secretary and having Miriel research and examine Stahl's complete average-ness.
    • I second that - Robin's silver-tongued obliviousness, wittiness, and overall silliness will leave your sides splitting from the sheer hilarity. Interviews balances comedy and character development so well that it'll leave you sad when you reach the current endpoint. Five Stars~

Miracle by TheRepeat

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story of an amnesiac girl trying to survive in a world that doesn't seem to want her to.
  • Tags: Drama/Adventure
  • Comments: A drama/adventure original about what exactly Emmeryn did on her journey to find her family and who she is. It's fascinating seeing how far she grows from her first journey as a mute in the desert to speaking complete sentences and earning friends. Extraordinarily well-written and, while not upbeat, is not overly melancholy. Ties into the world of Dissonance and Into The Outrealms, though neither are required reading.

Fire Emblem: Awakening - Again Again by Veymorak

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead (last updated June 2017)
  • Synopsis: Chrom died. Like, hard. Lucina takes the most logical course of action and travels back in time to save the world. Again. However, when she doesn't arrive alone, things go wrong. Again...
  • Tags: Humor/Drama
  • Comments: This very funny dramedy features two Robins, (one of each gender - not twins, thank god!) and a much more knowledgeable Lucina. The plot unfolds as normal, but the story doesn't focus on it; instead, the friendships between the cast are in focus here. A somewhat lighthearted adventure story.

Shattered Reflection byNatzo

  • Recommended by Industrious Arc
  • Status: Hiatus
  • Synopsis: In one world, Robin died abandoned by those she thought friends, with the sword of her lover driven into her chest. In another world, a young man with no memories of his past was trusted to guide Ylisse in war. Given a new chance, the broken queen will make sure this young tactician survived, no matter the cost.
  • Tags: Adventure/Hurt/Comfort
  • Comments: An interesting story of time travel that stars one Robin betrayed by the Shepherds in her own world, then travels to another to protect the Robin of that timeline. Natzo takes a more cynical and realistic look on each individual member of the Shepherds without ever seeming over-the-top gritty or depressing, and including several heartwarming or even humerus scenes to break the melancholy. Worth a look.

Everyone Just calm down No Skewering No Disintergrations by Dustbringer Terra

  • Recommended by Krspace T
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: SPOILERS for the second half of the game. Go play past Chapter 21! Chrom decides to eavesdrop on Robin and Lucina shortly after the incident at castle Plegia and the loss of the Fire Emblem. But what'll happen when more of the Shepherds get the same idea and find themselves in one convoluted mess? My attempt to turn one of the most dramatic moments of the game into a comedy.
  • Tags: Drama/Humor
  • Comments The Author wanted to turn the most dramatic scene in the game into a funny one. He succeeded.

A Mark of Unknown Origin by BlackCavern

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Robin wasn't quite sure where he had acquired that peculiar mark on the back of his hand but he doubted it had any good meaning attached to it.
  • Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Friendship, Becomes AU
  • Comments: One of my favorite Robin and Grima. Centric fics. So good it should be canon, explains so much and with an ending I actually prefer and different than the game. Read this you won't regret it, the only thing I wish for is if it was longer, but I'm okay.

No Sacrifice Too Great by ''Koriember

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Wait, so you're saying there's a chance I might not make it back? It isn't... certain?"
  • Tags: Humor

Take A Bow by Undeadmonkey8

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Chrom and Robin reach the Dragon's Table to confront Validar, Robin comes to a certain conclusion, and makes a shocking demand.
  • Tags: Humor

Three of Fell by TheTacticianAlchemist

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2021
  • Synopsis: Morgan's parents are dead. Lucina has failed, fallen, and crumbled into a mockery of her former self. Morgan rushes to a third timeline, desperate to keep his parents from dying, but he is alone, and Lucina has fallen victim to the bidding of Grima.
  • Pairing(s): Chrom/Robin, Inigo/Lucina
  • Tags: AU-Alternate Timeline, third timeline, Robin has her memories, evil lucina, Masked Morgan, Blood and Violence, Gore, contains references to other games, Includes Shadows of Valentia lore.

The Vengeful One by AdamantAdmin213

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Dead; last updated January 2018
  • Synopsis: Hate, and be hated. That is how Robin has lived his entire life. Shunned for the crime of birth, all that concerns him is his own survival. What will he do when he's dragged in the center of the Second Ylisse/Plegia War?
  • Tags: Adventure, Drama, slight AU(?)
  • Comments: Okay this story needs more attention, with each chapter it has not failed to disappoint. Such a refreshing story, with things more grey than they are black and white.
    • Can't really recommend this one. This story tries to make things "grayer" by derailing characters (and whole nations) so the Jerk Sue Avatar looks better.

wine mom but the wine is human blood by 49percentchanceofbees

  • Recommended by Raeknowsrae
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): F!Robin/Chrom, Others
  • Synopsis: Chrom and Robin successfully defeated Validar, but when the Hierophant awakened Grima on her own, Robin failed to resist the fell dragon’s power and became Grima’s vessel. Carrying the Parallel Falchion and the Fire Emblem, Lucina and the other Shepherds fled Grima’s Table, leaving behind Robin and a badly-wounded Chrom, both of whom they assumed to be dead. Now Risen roam the land and Grima pursues the Shepherds. But somehow the Vessel seems to have retained a little more of woman she once was this time...
  • Tags: Bad Ending, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Apocalypse, Angst, Emotional/Psychological Abuse
  • Comments: One of my favorite FE fanfics! The writing is very great, especially towards to Grima!Robin and her family. I can't say more but this is one of the decent Canon-divergent FE fics that I ever read. Definitely must-read if you like both Chrobin, and Bad End AU.

Sisters by Sturm_the_Dalek

  • Recommended by: Ariachus
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: It may not be apparent at first glance, but Lucina adored Cynthia with all her heart. She was her favorite playmate, her closest friend, her beacon of hope, her greatest treasure, her most loyal companion, her final reminder. But above all, she was her sister.
  • Pairing(s): Chrom/Sumia
  • Tags: Family, Friendship.

Aberration by RedXEagl3

  • Recommended by BrandedKing
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the blink of an eye, I was transported across dimensions into a world I'd only seen through a screen. It wasn't a game anymore, though. It was a living, breathing place, filled with people that had their own problems and troubles. The road ahead is stained with blood and laden with bodies, but it's one that leads to a beautiful sunrise. (SI)
  • Pairing(s): OC/Cordelia, Chrom/Sumia
  • Tags: Adventure, Drama, Tragedy, Romance
  • Comments: A great SI story with a compelling main character and interesting story. Characters are written well and the story from start to finish is filled with much twists and turns. Along the way, the main character, Alex, faces many hardships, all of which develops him a lot. A must read for a SI fic with a really good plot from start to finish.

Fire Emblem Awakening: Purpose by JHAkrasia

  • Recommended by BrandedKing
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2021
  • Synopsis: A novelization - Robin is adopted into a family of fighters and noblemen called the Shepherds. He must guide them and their prince into battle against a vengeful foe from a war neither of them partook in. Chrom must rise to the occasion and cast off the yoke lain on his family by his father, and Robin must find his place in the world while he keeps his new family safe.
  • Pairing(s): Robin/Cordelia, Chrom/Sumia
  • Tags: Adventure, Drama, Fanasty
  • Comments: This story is seriously slept on. It follows the plot of Awakening from the point when Robin awakes in Southtown, but is very character focused. Robin fills his role as the tactician of the Shepherds well, getting to know each of the Shepherds well and forming bonds with them. A really good Awakening novelisation story.

And They Called Her Nina by Mythendary

  • Recommended by: Star Hunter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The second princess of the house of Ylisse had an identity complex.
  • Tags: Family, Drama
  • Comments: A look at how the present-day second-gen characters might feel about their future counterparts, told mostly through the viewpoint of Lucina, here called Nina to differentiate herself from her adult self. Most of the other kids get a few cameos, too. There's some seriously emotional and complex stuff in here; Nina's feelings towards Lucina are all done very realistically and relatably.

For the Living by Fireminer

  • Recommended by ZeroXSEED
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Even if the blood of the Dragon flows in your veins, you can not escape death. Even if you give your loved ones as much love as possible, they will still grief when you are gone... This is the story how his comrades and family mourned for Corrin, the Prince of Two Kingdoms and King of One.
  • Pairing(s): F/M Corrin/Azura, Shigure/Soleil
  • Tags: Spiritual/Tragedy
  • Comments: You'll have to read this story from start to end to truly make sense of it, since the rosy writing and the fact that it's a part of a bigger, unpublished story make the short extremely abstruse. Other than that, the writing is quite impeccable.

The Invisible Princess by The Apocryphal One

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: She was a ghost at court, always watching, always silent, always ignored. The story of Mikoto, and how she became the Queen of Hoshido.
  • Tags: Drama/Tragedy
  • Comments: A phenomenally-written drama that elaborates on the backstory of Mikoto, Garon and others. Could be its own officially-licensed Fates novel; it’s THAT well-done. Keeps within the Fates canon, though it should be noted that Corrin starts off with the name “Kamui” and is male. Other than that, everything fits within any and all Fates canon. There are quite a few interesting ideas. Most importantly of all, Mikoto feels like a real, clever person, rather than “Hoshidan Emmeryn”, and her relationships are explored and fleshed out in-depth.

The Book Club by Nate-kun

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which we learn that Felicia has a bad taste in literature. FE14.
  • Tags: Humor
  • Comments: A one-shot that explains exactly what happens when you stick a pessimistic butler, overly-optimistic aloof dragon prince, beautifully boring princess, and lousy maid in the same room and attempt to get them to civilly discuss a romance novel.

Garden Club by Nate-kun

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead (last updated March 2017)
  • Synopsis: Because evidently, a book club wasn't enough.
  • Tags: Humor/Drama
  • Comments: Psuedo-sequel to The Garden Club. Jakob’s thoughts and worldview make for an entertaining romp as we see his special brand of cynicism first-hand. Doesn’t follow the in-game plot at all, but does contain Revelation spoilers. It’s absolutely hilarious, and its absurd surrealism is unlike any other Fates fics.

Northern Fortress Training Video by P.T. Piranha

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AKA "Jakob teaches Felicia how to do her job". Takes place before the game, may contain small divergences. May also contain small personality spoilers. Based on a certain cartoon about learning how to work at an undersea restaurant...
  • Tags: Parody/Humor
  • Comments: A story that loosely follows the plot of "Krusty Krab Training Video" episode from SpongeBob SquarePants with Fates characters. Incredibly silly like its namesake, but is very well-written and has everyone in-character, and is not simply a copy and paste of the episode script.

Innuen-duo by The Erudite

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There really is no honor among thieves. (Rated T for some language and suggestive themes. Spoiler-free.)
  • Tags: Humor
  • Comments: A well-written, hysterical one-shot that has Niles and Anna competing for an oblivious Male Corrin’s affections, resulting in chaos. Revelation path, but no spoilers.

Roads Not Quite Traveled by MorayInTheWreck

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A collection of short stories in the world of Fire Emblem Fates.
  • Tags: Adventure
  • Comments: Written by the author of 'Grimaspawn, timelost psychotics, and lesser irritants', so you know it’s going to be phenomenal. A collection of one-shots. Each explores Fates characters and their relationships with other characters.

Joining of Worlds by Amielleon

  • Recommended by SuzushinaYuriko
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the years following the fall of the Phantom King, Leon and Takumi lead their countries through a changing world. In weighty moments in between, they navigate their relationship with each other.
  • Pairing(s): M/M Leo/Takumi, Rinkah/Ryoma, Hayato/Sakura, Camilla/Beruka
  • Tags: Culture Shock, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Coming of Age, Relationship Problems, Developing Relationship, Politics, Slow Burn, Occasional Action/Adventure, Internalized Homophobia, Racism, Male-Female Friendship, Male Friendship, Female Friendship, Sexuality Crisis, Closeted Character, Friends to Lovers
  • Comments: An excellent multi-chaptered fic expanding the story after Revelation. Focuses on the difficulty of progress and the complications of life for everyone. Great worldbuilding and great in-depth exploration of Leo's and Takumi's characters. This fic was started before the English release and is based on the Japanese version.

De Novo by Erina

  • Recommended by SuzushinaYuriko
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: They look in the mirror only to see the prince of the opposite kingdom staring back at them. A soul switch fic where soul switching is actually the least of their problems - they fight to protect each other against strange events, invisible enemies, and a troubling premonition.
  • Pairing(s): M/M Leo/Takumi
  • Tags: Soul Switch, Revelation Spoilers
  • Comments: Two princes on opposite sides of a war wake up as each other. The premise is interesting and the story has just enough intrigue to keep me hooked. It does a good job of portraying Leo and Takumi trying to navigate through entirely different lives while trying to find out the cause of what's going on.

now, once and for all by Erina

  • Recommended by SuzushinaYuriko
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: And looking at the two interact, Takumi realizes that he perhaps is seeing Prince Takumi of Hoshido for the first time. Takumi without his insecurities and anger issues and sadness and blind thirst for revenge. He sees Takumi in another world, of what could have been if there was no war, if there was no hatred, if there was no evil. “If you weren’t at opposite sides of the war,” he remembers Corrin saying in Izumo. “I think you could’ve been great friends.” The story follows Takumi through the Conquest route as he tries to sort out his life, feelings, and dreams.
  • Pairing(s): M/M Leo/Takumi
  • Tags: Angsts, spoilers for nohr route and revelation supports
  • Comments: A one-shot that delves into Takumi in Conquest. This is a poignant character study that explores his past, his insecurities, and his mindset very well.

Family Comes First by Erina

  • Recommended by SuzushinaYuriko
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He is so tired, so very tired of never being able to decide what he really wants, of constantly flipping back and forth between what Leon wants as a brother, and what Leon wants as the prince of Nohr. Story follows Leon through the Birthright route as he struggles through his concept of family, justice, and self-worth.
  • Tags: Angst
  • Comments: A one-shot that delves into Leo in Birthright. Companion fic to "now, once and for all" but can be read standalone. This is a character study of Leo's past, present, and future. Emotionally it hits where it really hurts.

Twisted Allegiances by everarcher

  • Recommended by Occlumancer
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: After his brother's defection Saizo sets out to redeem their clan's honor, and in doing so sets countless events into motion.
  • Pairings: M/M Kaze/Niles, Corrin/Kaze
  • Tags: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Explicit Sexual Content, Dubious Consent, Slow Build, War, Epic Battles, Conflicted Loyalties, Angst with a Happy Ending, not a love story but a story about love, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con, Implied Childhood Sexual Abuse, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest Spoilers, Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation Spoilers
  • Comments: Warning: dark, with graphic descriptions of violence and dubcon (bordering on noncon). A very well-written fic with great character interactions and a semi-realistic depiction of the war. It also manages to include the Astral Realm and My Castle in a way that flows naturally.

Corrin Reacts! by ElfCollaborator

  • Recommended by Skybrigadier
  • Status: Dead (last updated June 2020)
  • Synopsis: Our loveable half-dragon prince of two kingdoms reacts to fanfiction, games, tropes and other shenanigans. Hilarity (maybe) ensues!
  • Tags: Humor/Parody
  • Comments: Another installment in the author's Reactsverse fics, this story features Corrin and his friends reacting to various tropes and fanfiction. However, unlike his previous fics, the author has also decided to play with the usual tropes he utilizes and breaking the formula, making for a unique experience among his fics. Both new readers to his series and readers familiar with the Reactsverse will find this fic entertaining. Now has its own tropes page.

Beyond the Water's Reflection by softwhiskeyjack

  • Recommended by yand
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: They were children of desolation. Inheriting their parents’ legacies and broken world, they tried to defeat the monstrous evil behind this devastation; but they failed and were sent plummeting into the Bottomless Canyon to die. However, what awaited them wasn’t death, but a world not unlike their own… yet so very different. Separated, and on the wrong sides, perhaps these children will have a second chance at saving the world and at happiness.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Past Relationship(s), past pairings aren't too important though, future pairings undecided, Children-centric, Fix-It of Sorts, Family Feels, Angst, Fluff, Main POVs are Shinonome and Siegbert, slow burn relationships, Some politics
  • Comments: A multi-chaptered AU fic that has the focus on the second generation. Many of them (especially Shinonome and Siegbert) have excellent development in their personalities and it's really well written, taking inspiration from the DLC called Future Past (from Awakening). The author is also planning to write more scenes with parents and children, something to also look forward to.

Coming Home, or: Returned to Nohr in Chains by TheLoudGuy

  • Recommended by SuzushinaYuriko
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Corrin is captured by Nohrian forces and returned to the capital by force, escorted by the siblings she had left behind. First chapter will focus on the battle where she is taken captive; everything after that is how things change in its wake.
  • Tags: Alternate Ending, Abduction, Battle, Captivity, Post-Betrayal, Drama, Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Rescue Missions
  • Comments: A divergence from the canon Hoshido path, in which Corrin is captured shortly after chapter 18. The way this fic explores the progression of this war onwards is exciting, Nohr characterization is expanded well, and in my opinion this is more engaging to read than the actual game story itself.

Up Late with Cowlick and Corrin by Nate-kun

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There is no such thing as "tangy coleslaw". Or good coleslaw, for that matter.
  • Tags: Humor/Friendship
  • Comments: A silly yet very grounded one-shot that deals with Corrin's terrible social skills and his friendship with Silas.

Undead Stagons and Such by Nate-kun

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Stagons are essentially deer except they're also dragons. Oh, and they eat little girls.
  • Tags: Humor/Horror
  • Comments: Azura's scary stories are taken to their natural extreme in this short little one-shot.

Here There Be Demons by savilk

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 2016
  • Synopsis: In which Xander accidentally summons the crown prince of Hell into his living room. The demon summoning AU that literally no one asked for.
  • 'Pairing(s): M/M Xander/Ryouma
  • Tags: Humor
  • Comments: A very funny fic that takes itself seriously despite the absurdity. Ryoma is a demon that's summoned into Xander's living room.

Tavern Talks by Jinxin

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It may surprise you to learn that Silas has slept with the most women in the army.
  • Pairing(s): F/M Female My Unit/Silas
  • Tags: Fluff
  • Comments: Silas's tongue is loosened with drink and he starts recalling who he's bedded to the Nohrians. A surprisingly sincere fluff piece that doesn't involve a pre-established couple. NSFW, as Silas and the men are discussing sex. Nothing is explicit, however.

The Dragon and the Songstress by The Apocryphal One

  • Recommended by Karxrida
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Mama, I want a story with a good dragon!" Inspiration is a bit hard to find when put on the spot, however, and so, flustered, Azura does her best to indulge her daughter.
  • Pairing(s): M!Corrin/Azura
  • Tags: Family/Romance
  • Comments: Has M!Corrin/Azura, though it's in the background. Very cute and well-written one-shot that makes clever use of the Japanese names and reads like an actual fairy tale. Has its own trope page.

The Perfect Fit by The Manic Magician

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Elise comes to the family and announces her marriage to Benny. While Corrin is happy for her younger sister, she's also concerned about the more...physical...aspects of their relationship.
  • Pairing(s): Elise/Benny, Avatar Corrin
  • Tags: Humor
  • Comments: A funny and very silly one-shot that explores the intimacy issues of a hulking giant like Benny marrying a dainty little (supposed) woman like Elise. NSFW, as sex is discussed, but nothing actually happens.

A Brighter Dark by DeathDealer-Inc

  • Recommended by 67eboy
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Nohr was dying. Even in her castle, Corrin could see that. So, if the Hoshidans wouldn't share their sun, then she would take it; to save her people. A retelling of Conquest.
  • Tags: Tragedy/Family
  • Comments: A serious fic that features a Corrin who is not a ball of sunshine and deconstructs a number of events that happen throughout the story by playing them out in a more realistic way. A retelling of Conquest that you should definitely read.
    • I disagree. The "not all sunshine and rainbows" Corrin as depicted in A Brighter Dark is unbearable as a viewpoint character, and the changes the story makes to the worlds of Hoshido and Nohr for the sake of "realism" makes both sides even less believable and relatable (removing Valla from the setting but still sticking closely to The Stations of the Canon brings up its own set of issues). The constant slamming of the Hoshido side (and Fates as a game in general) is also grating, as is the overall grimdark tone—the attempted "War Is Hell" message doesn't work when the narrative revels in describing the gruesome deaths inflicted by Nohr's war machine. All in all, not one I'd ever want to read again, or recommend to others. - Willy Four Eyes.
    • I've got to agree with Willy Four Eyes. The author was clearly a teenager when he wrote this because his idea of what's tough and cool are just so juvenile, and there's way too much focus on making things Darker and Edgier to the point where the setting couldn't even exist (deleting the sun?!). - Industrious Arc, a.k.a. Death Dealer Inc (author of A Brighter Dark)

The Lost King by The Apocryphal One

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: History, when it bothered to remember King Garon, would only remember him as the lost king who fell prey to an outside force he could not hope to combat, a stepping stone paving the way for greater things. But he was a man like anyone else and, before Anankos, had a story like anyone else. A story wrapped in tragedy, but a story that should be told nonetheless.
  • Tags: Drama/Tragedy
  • Comments: A very well-written tragedy that explains the Nohrian war, from Garon's perspective. Ties into The Invisible Princess. Your heart will be heavy by the time you finish this.

Hear My Cry by The Erudite

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For years, she has had to suffer in tempestuous silence. Now, at a certain person's "homecoming," she sees the tides of fate beginning to change. Looking back on all that has happened, she is ready to move forward. And he can help her. [Oneshot; loosely implied M!CorrinxAzura; Major spoilers for Revelation]
  • Tags: Drama/Hurt/Comfort
  • Comments: A phenomenal story about Azura's life in Valla and subsequent kidnapping. Short and to the point, yet managed to make me feel more for Azura more than any other story has before.

all that remains is dust and dawn by shadowdance

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Severa returns to Ylisse after a year of travels to find that not much remains, not even herself.
  • Tags: Character Study
  • Comments: A beautiful one-shot that has Severa returning to Ylisse and the events that unfold. Made me tear up a little bit.

Lies for Children by TheRepeat

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Peri does things; events spiral out of control. You know, the usual. A black comedy/drama/romance(?) starring everyone's favorite psychopath and her best buddy.
  • Tags: Humor/Drama
  • Comments: I'll be the first to admit it — I don't like Peri. I absolutely LOATHE Peri. But dammit, this fic managed to make me...well, not LIKE her, but it explored her and Laslow's characters, their relationships with the cast, and of course, had me dying of laughter at the horrifying events going on. A roller-coaster ride of emotions, this comedy/romance/drama is one fic you don't want to miss, no matter your thoughts on Peri!

Three Walls on a Stage by misshallery

  • Recommended by Shadow Spectrum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Flora carries out her duties in the Northern Fortress with a detached obedience, awaiting the day she may leave. But a clueless boy of her age turning up out of nowhere causes a temporary pause in her will to play her role.
  • Tags: Drama, vague romance
  • Comments: Young Flora and Jakob's relationship! Flora trying to help Jakob work to the Northern Fortress's standards without getting herself in trouble.

Earthborne by Mixed-Valence

  • Recommended by Shirin
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2020
  • Synopsis: Driving in the rain is dangerous - your car could hydroplane, or, if it's really not your day, plane into another universe entirely. The second was what happened to me. Fates self-insert.
  • Tags: Adventure, Fantasy
  • Comments: Harrison(OC) is a likable and realistic protagonist that blends seemingly well with the setting and characters. The story itself is nicely written and the characters are mostly on point. If you're looking for a good Self Insert Fanfic for Fates, then this is the one for you.
  • Now has a page

As Dark Comes the Night by gadaursan

  • Recommended by Leid
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "From this day forth, we make a promise. We will be a family that doesn't keep secrets from each other. We will be a family that won't abandon each other in times of need. We will be a family that doesn't hurt each other. We will be a true family." A collection of ideas, discussions, and short stories to expand the universe of Fire Emblem Fates and an exploration of a slightly alternative path to Conquest.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Family Feels, Tragedy, Fluff, Politics
  • Comments: An alternate-universe retelling of Conquest that expands on elements left not covered in canon, such as the Concubine Wars.

Untitled Comic by missnemone

  • Recommended by Scienza
  • Status: Complete
  • Tags: Angst, Family Feels, Canon-Compliant, Tragedy
  • Comments: A short, sweet, and utterly heartbreaking comic exploring Xander's relationship with Corrin right up until the moment she makes her final decision. The art is sketchy but beautifully composed. You will never convince me that this is not canon.

    Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 

A Dream That Died by BackForBreakfast

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: SoV / Forsyth & Python one-shot. A take on Python's ending if Forsyth dies in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
  • Comments: A character-driven story detailing what exactly happens in Python's ending if Forsyth dies. A Tear Jerker.

Bitter by cesau

  • Recommended by Robotortoise, Leid
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Alm is not the thing Faye can't forget. An alternate take on Faye's epilogue.
  • Tags: Post-Canon, Angst, Mental Health Issues
  • Comments: Short but poignant well written take on Faye's PTSD.

Firewood by Metallic_Sweet

  • Recommended by Shadow Spectrum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mathilda wonders when her heart grew so fraught.
  • Tags: Post-canon, mourning, gradual friendship.
  • Comments: Mathilda dealing with the death of Clive after the war ends, including running into Leon who's also lost Valbar.

Sideliners by cesau

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “Sorry? Did you say 'no'?” Forsyth and Python are left behind when the Deliverance marches on Zofia Castle, so they'll just have to create their own adventure.
    Or: Alm does a no-recruitment run.
  • Tags: Adventure, Humor, Non-Graphic Violence, Bromance
  • Comments: An adventure/buddy cop fic where Python and Forsyth go on misadventures. Very entertaining, and surprisingly serious.

A Road Less Travelled by Pureauthor

  • Recommended by President Brit, Leid
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Alm leaves Ram to lead the Deliverance, leaving Faye behind. When Celica shows up unexpectedly on the doorstep of their sleepy village, Faye takes a chance and decides to travel with the girl she remembers from so many years ago. What will she learn about Valentia, the gods above them, and most importantly, herself?
  • Tags: Angst, Friendship
  • Comments: A "what if?" fic that explores what could have happened if Faye joined Celica's party. It explores both Faye's character and her past with and without Celica.

Betrayal by DolleyAntoinette

  • Recommended by Nouct
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Zeke recalls the accounts of each month he spent which the Royal Family of Rigel before watching them die. A Historical AU based on the real events of the Romanova Family of Russia.
  • Comments: A fascinating transplant of Rigel into the final days of Russian Royalty.

phoenixflame by elinciacrimea

  • Recommmended by talewind
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: As the gods' hands shape the earth, so too do their people shape their own fates. To fire, a princess is lost. From fire, a queen is reborn...
  • Comments: A Fix Fic of Celica's route of the game, tying it closer with the main plot and rerailing some characters. Also features a Celica/Mae romance, though it isn't the focus.

    Three Houses 
A Chance For a New Dawn by LostCipher999

  • Recommended by: KrimsonCondorKing
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Bernadetta's entire world is shattered when she is faced with a sudden tragedy in the battle for the Dawn of Fódlan. In what can only be described as a complete reversal of the tides of destiny, a freak accident ends up throwing her over five years back in time to a point where all was still at peace. *Beware of spoilers for the end of the Golden Deer route*.
  • Comments: A promising Peggy Sue fic in which Bernadetta is thrust back five years into the past to her first year at the Officers Academy. Bernadetta proves to be an interesting protagonist in that, while she is carries with her the Character Development she had via her supports, she isn't quite cured of her Shrinking Violet tendencies and lack of social skills. In fact, her knowledge of future events ends up causing her more personal grief and embarrassment than magically fixing things. Mixing things up further is the sudden presence of Sothis in her mind, with the two of them having an entertaining dynamic, and the earlier appearance of Monica aka Kronya, who proceeds to establish a one-sided Friendly Enemy relationship with poor Bernie against her will.

The Golden Deer and Their Glorious Battle Against Professor Byleth; Who Started it by (maladictive)

  • Recommended by: Sanyu Miyazaki
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "You like deer,” Claude said flatly. “You passed up the opportunity to be at the ear of the future Empress, at the side of the King in the North… because you like deer.”

    Professor Byleth did start it.
  • Comments: Despite the synopsis of the fic hinting otherwise, this is a beautifully written work about Byleth and her relationships with the Ragtag Bunch of Misfits that make up the Golden Deer house at the Officer's Academy, which is the one she chose here. It perfectly captures the students of the house, and has no shortage of laughs and heartwarming moments alike.

The Glass Axe of the Gryphon by Arika_Ito

  • Recommended by Dr Taco Lord
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Edelgard/Dimitri, Glenn/Ingrid
  • Synopsis: A gryphon is a legendary creature, usually portrayed with the head, talons, wings of an eagle, and the body of a lion. Edelgard goes to Faerghus and stays there.
  • Tags:Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Slow Burn
  • Comments: When Lord Volkhard Arundel escaped from Adrestria and took Edelgard with him to the Kingdom, he told his sister, the Queen Consort about it and she told King Lambert, Therefore 'El' is now being raised in court alongside Dimitri and his friends. When Arundel suddenly demands El back, they notice something has been off about him, so they decide that El will stay in Faerghus... And that changed everything. It's an Ongoing 4 part story, currently in the Academy phase and the politics of Fodlan are going to be quite different, Ferdinand is the heir of Adrestia, the Duscur genocide was averted and there's no war in sight yet. It's a very promising fic that as far as I know it's the first one that explores the idea of a Faerghus raised Edelgard. For the author's credit, all the students have their role and moments to shine and not only the Blue Lions, as I might have expected

my fellow passerine by Schistosity

  • Recommended by Julie Andrews
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: GEN
  • Synopsis: Then the Alliance delegation shows up, and their offering strolls through the gates of the monastery like he already owns the place. A reminder, for those who need it: Cyril is not an idiot. He has good eyes and he uses them. An observation, for those who want it: The Golden Deer house leader is Almyran. Cyril knows a lot more than he lets on, Claude is far less covert than he thinks he is, and messing with the guy your parents told you was a possibly-unkillable demon-prince isn’t usually supposed to earn you a lasting friendship but hey… life is already pretty damn weird.
  • Tags: Canon compliant, Golden Deer Route, Cyril Centric
  • Comments: This fic manages to capture both Cyril's character while also expanding upon both him, Claude and Almyra in general. The author does an amazing job building up this culture.

Sothis, How's That? by (Nate_kun)

  • Recommended by: Makuta 9999
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Individual observations about the Officers Academy's finest and the girl that lives in his head whom no one else can see.
  • Tags: Humor
  • Comments: Chapters are short for a nice quick laugh at the antics that Sothis gets up to and Byleths reaction to them. Note that the story briefly enters the world of Heroes for a few chapters.

Emerald Moon - Coalition of Deer and Lion by shadowshrike

  • Recommended by Liangnui
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “He’s alive. That’s cause enough to celebrate, don’t you think?” A merging of the Golden Deer and Blue Lion paths, carving a new fate for Fodlan and the world.
  • Comments: Fandom-Specific Plot done right, with Claude and the Alliance intervening during the Battle at Grondor Field to keep Faerghus in the fight against the empire. And if that means the "Master Tactician" needs to rehabilitate the King of Lions and get the world get back on track, he damn well will. This story shows how a combined route might go, with Byleth and the Church of Seiros taking a firm backseat to the student characters and letting them shine.

Crystalline by Centarious

  • Recommended by Apocrypha
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Once, the cold had been a joy to Dimitri, something to admire and bask in. Now, it brought only pain.
  • Comments: A lovely and bittersweet character study of Dimitri, at three different points in his life. Has some Dimitri/f!Byleth, but it's background.

Verdant Flower, Crimson Wind by Runeless

  • Recommended by transparentanswer
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In another world, Edelgard von Hresvelg, Emperor of the Adrestian Empire after the Tragedy of Brigid murdered her family, and her professor, a possessed woman with her own secrets, seek to unravel the mystery of the masked man who attacks Garreg Mach, the Storm Caller.
    In which the players are the same, but the board is so very different.
  • Comments: An interesting take of an Alternate Universe role swap with many parallels to canon events and characterizations, where Nemesis becomes The Atoner after a while instead of being truly evil, leading to Seiros hating humanity more than her canonical counterpart did, becoming the villain instead. And instead of Fodlan's history being crafted in lies, the history of this story's Fodlan had it's message and true story distorted in time, which all leads to Claude becoming the Tragic Hero instead of Edelgard. An intriguing story.

The Winter Lady of Fraldarius; by teecup

  • Recommended by Apocrypha
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A few months after leaving the monastery with his daughter, Jeralt goes to an old friend to ask for help in protecting his daughter and helping him find out what the Archbishop had done to her. The king of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus, of course, agrees to help his old friend and decided that making Jeralt’s child the daughter of his closest friend and greatest ally Duke Fraldarius would be the best way to keep her safe.
  • Comments: An AU that promises to be massive, where Byleth was secretly adopted by Rodrigue and raised alongside Glenn and Felix. It expands on Three Houses already fantastic worldbuilding by delving more into the history and culture of Faerghus, the various noble families, and the parents of the Blue Lion childhood friend squad, in a way remniscient of A Song of Ice and Fire. Will eventually have Dimitri/f!Byleth, but it's very much not the fic's focus.

Dark Abyss by Celestial Embers

  • Recommended by mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Solon was convinced of it – he had found their salvation. Untouched as he was by the teachings of the Church of Seiros, young Byleth would make a fine ally indeed. "For all Agarthans, let there be light!"
  • Comments: An AU story that while only having started, shows a lot of potential and a very interesting premise. I am personally very interested to see how things will go with Byleth siding with Those Who Slither in the Dark.

Who We Are And What We Are Meant To Be by coffeeincluded

  • Recommended by Valkyr
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: How do you hide your true nature when it walks the world beside you, for everyone to see? You can't. So, what then? Or: If Edelgard believed in signs, she’d struggle to think of one stronger than this. Dimitri’s worst moments haunt him like the ghosts. Claude is a trickster, a schemer; might as well own it. And something is Wrong with Byleth. Or: The daemon AU nobody asked for.
  • Comments: An AU borrowing Daemons and general metaphysics from His Dark Materials. Starts off as canon plus Daemons and lets things snowball naturally. I am personally very interested to see just how far off the rails said snowballing takes things, and how the truth of the Red Canyon is handled. At this point it's looking very certain that by the end of part one nothing of the canon rails will remain intact.

Heart of Flesh by jtav

  • Recommended by KrimsonCondorKing
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: [Verdant Wind] Byleth offers her hand to a defeated emperor. A delirious Edelgard accepts.
  • Comments: An interesting canon-divergence AU following the Verdant Wind route in which Edelgard's intended Dying Declaration of Love causes Byleth to spare Edelgard's life and offer her a chance to fight by her side. Redemption naturally doesn't come easy to Edelgard, partially as a result of being surrounded by many who don't naturally trust her and partially because she sees herself as a prisoner. It does lead to a very different side to Edelgard often not depicted in fanfics, specifically how she would react if she failed in her pursuits but was left alive. A bit of a warning, several characters you might be a fan of such as Dorothea and Bernadetta are confirmed dead at the very start of the story.

Stolen Remedy by Stormtide Leviathan

  • Recommended by mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An ER doctor from Earth is summoned to Fódlan at the behest of desperate individuals bent on power and conquest. Now if only he could keep others and himself in one piece while trying to find a way back.
  • Comments: A very well written and enjoyable fic, the best parts for me is the character interactions. Santos is a very well rounded character, and his interactions with other characters are incredibly done, whether they be characters featured in the original game or were only mentioned in passing. I cannot recommend this story enough.

Ashen Wolves by TheStrangerThatCameFromNowhere

  • Recommended by transparentanswer
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Byleth never understood the difference between "friend" and "ally." He always felt that he was different from others. Perhaps that was why he was drawn to those who could not find a place in this world. Or rather, what if the Ashen Wolves were a legitimate house and Byleth chose to become their instructor?
  • Comments: An interesting look to what if the Ashen Wolves are a legitimate house instead of being anh unofficial one. It has only recently started out but the story is promising. Worth a read for those who love the Ashen Wolves.

What Comes After Dawn by Leirbag15

  • Recommended by Gab 1
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Edelgard von Hresvelg has succeeded in conquering Fodlan and crushing all those who stood in her way so far. However, her new Empire now faces many dangers which threaten the New Dawn that she dreamed of. One in particular is a young woman of Almyra, eager to get revenge.
  • Comments: As implied by the title, this story is going to focus on the consequences of the Crimson Flower ending. So far, Claude's death has already driven a young Almyran woman into a spiral of vengeance against the Empire. Fair warning, this story has heavy spoilers for the Crimson Flower route as well as Claude in general.

Chosen Paths by Evoboo

  • Recommended by Lucky Flanker 13
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Byleth.. a teacher? She has never allowed any challenge to beat her, but this new scenario is especially perplexing since her first task is to decide which house she is going to chose to mentor. Used to Jeralt making all of the important decisions in her life, this - her very first independent choice - may be too much to handle.

It's not like who she chooses is going to be all that important though .. right?

  • Tags: Multi-genre — Friendship, Romance, the works
  • Comments: In evoboo's ridiculous masterpiece, we see all kinds of friendship that in canon, we never could have seen. Dedue teasing Byleth over a childhood story? Awesome. Sothis teasing Seteth about his crush on Byleth while he calls her mom? Even better! The gatekeeper actually being a real character and F!Byleth's little brother? Sign me up! You got it all here! 5 stars Evo - the guys at nintendo wish they could insert all of your little supports and character development into canon! - luckyflanker13

Slow Return by microlm

  • Recommended by Qwertys Human
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "Cyril had always made it a personal rule to avoid the noble students of Garreg Mach, especially those hailing from the Leicester Alliance. Claude, however, made keeping that rule very difficult."
  • Comments: The Golden Deer route from Cyril's perspective, with an emphasis on his (platonic) relationship with Claude, it features lots of worldbuilding particularly for Almyra, and focuses on the racism Cyril and his fellow outsiders face.

Ribbon Ties and No More Monsters by Metallic_Sweet

  • Recommended by SWL
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: "In a postwar and plague-ravaged Enbarr, Ferdinand rediscovers Fire." and "At the end of the war, Ferdinand von Aegir emerges victorious. It is the worst day of his life."
  • Comments: Two companion pieces that focus on a Kingdom-aligned Ferdinand after the events of Azure Moon. The author writes a darker, more troubled Ferdinand than normal, and his characterization is better for it. It explores the realistic consquences of war, and how Ferdinand copes.

Demons, Daughters and Endless Paperwork by Remful (AO3 link)

  • Recommended by Imperial Scholar
  • Status: Dead; last updated June 2020
  • Synopsis: Teaching the next generation of Fódlan's nobility was already going to be a challenge for Byleth Eisner. Added to this was an additional difficulty, being the single father to the reincarnation of the progenitor Goddess. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Comments: An interesting and heartwarming AU that, like the synopsis states, features a less emotionless Byleth that with a child (that just so happens to secretly be Sothis reincarnated), an expanded look at Jeralt’s Mercenaries, Byleth’s letters to his deceased lover, side stories, all rolled up in the Golden Deer route.

Hard Rock Heroes (or, the Relics That Bind) by MadameHyde''

  • Recommended by EJTails
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After losing their last singer and a few other things, Felix, Sylvain, and Ingrid refuse to let their band, Aegis, die. But when they put out a 'Singer wanted' sign, the last thing they were expecting to walk in the door was the tiny dynamo that was Annette Dominic.

    Cue: chaos, shenanigans, and a touch of sincerity.

    But when the Fhirdiad Mob comes knocking, Aegis can only do what they do best: turn the amps up to eleven, and play.

    -A mystery/intrigue Rock band AU disguised as a dry-witted romcom-
  • Tags:Alternate Universe - Modern Setting
  • Comments: This is an AU that stars 3 of the Blue Lion childhood friends, alongside Annette, which takes place in a modern setting with a rock band. Happens to be one of the top stories featuring Felannie and Sylvgrid, and it shows how the characters grow as they play in their band. There are some strong moments of angst here and there to make things interesting. Would recommend a read all the way through.

The Emperor and the Goddess by Captain_Flash

  • Recommended by: Tovath
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Edelgard/Female Byleth, Sylvain/Ingrid
  • Synopsis: Edelgard believed that the Goddess watched over and guided her every action, until her pleas were met with a deafening silence. The princess resolved that she would never put her faith in anything ever again. Then she met Byleth.
  • Comments:This is a Heart wrenching Crimson Flower novelization told from Edelgard's POV. Highly recomended.
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Those Who Can't Teach by Mixed Valence

  • Recommended by mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When you're from another world, mopping classrooms and organizing bookshelves at Garreg Mach for room and board is a pretty sweet deal. It seems easy enough to keep a low profile, but as an outsider in a world like Fódlan, you'll need to make friends fast to stay employed—and alive.
  • Comments: From the writer of Earthborne comes another great Self-Insert fic. Once again featuring Harrison and told from his point of view, I recommend this fic to anyone who is a fan of the writer's previous work.

An Eagle Among Lions by AMX004_Qubeley

  • Recommended by: kurohime666, and Seconded by Willy Four Eyes
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Edelgard/Female Byleth
  • Synopisis: The morning after her and Byleth's wedding, Emperor Edelgard von Hresvelg wakes up in her old bedroom in Garreg Mach to discover that she has brown hair, only one Crest, ten happy and healthy brothers and sisters, and a bad habit of sleeping through her professor's lectures. Hubert is unusually cheerful, Byleth teaches the Blue Lions, and nobody has heard of the Flame Emperor.
    As she works to figure out how to return to the world and the future she knew, Edelgard will do anything to get close to her beloved wife Byleth again... even if it means abandoning her friends in the Black Eagles Strike Force. Meanwhile, she must unravel the mystery of the Hurricane King and his sinister henchman the Death Knight. What could Those Who Slither in the Dark be plotting in this strange new world — and if Edelgard isn't a part of their plans, then who is?
  • Comments: An interesting premise where Edelgard, Post-Crimson Flower route, finds herself in the body of an alternate version of herself, six years in the past where she never went through the Crest Experiments and the Insurrection of the Seven ended more amicably. Now Edelgard has to figure out on how she got stuck in this world and how it's connected to the machinations of Those Who Slither in the Dark while connecting with Dimitri who in this alternate world, took her place in the Crest Experiments and is the Hurricane King.

Entrapped by Cavik

  • Recommended by mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: It starts with you walking down the stairs. One second later, you're tossed into Fódlan, taken to Garreg Mach Monastery and forced to watch out for both the Church's officials and the various factions plotting against it. And also not let your accent betray your identity. This is the reality I live in now. And I have to find a way back before I'm dragged into the incoming war.
  • Comments: The main character is likeable and his interactions with others are very enjoyable to read. The story is also getting interesting now, but I won't reveal any spoilers here. Be sure to check it out for yourself.

My Reincarnated Saga in Fódlan by TheStrangerThatCameFromNowhere

  • Recommended by WorstOtakuEver
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: By now, you already know how this goes. The protagonist dies, meets someone important, and gets a second lease on life in another world. Our hero meets his untimely end after saving a kid from being hit by a car, only to reawaken in the body of a nobleman recently deceased. He now inhabits the body of Lord Joshua von Cristo, head of House Cristo, who the world believes has somehow returned from the dead! Between political intrigue and dangers that lurk around every corner, "Joshua" is going to need every possible advantage he can get if he wants to survive the war looming over Fódlan's horizon!
  • Comments: Currently only three chapters long at the time of this writing, but is arguably one of the better Self-Insert OC-centric fanfics out there. It's stylized like a Light Novel isekai story, which helps add to the charm, and the characters are well-written. Worth a read if you're willing to overlook the current focus on an OC.

Blue Blood Runs Red by earthdeep

  • Reccomended by DaLucaray
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In the midst of the campaign against the Adrestian Empire, Byleth is captured by the enemy and presented with a job offer they simply cannot refuse.
  • Comments: A relatively dark story about Azure Moon!Byleth being taking by the Empire and made to work with Jeritza. Could be considered a slow burn Bylitza fic, although the focus is on Byleth witnessing the toll the war is taking and (as of new updates) challenging their allegiance to the Kingdom of Faerghus and its nobility. It's personal, rather dark, and very well written, plus it features the wholely underrated they/them Byleth and Byleth/Jeritza pairing.

The Miracle of Life by Critica7

  • Recommended by mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: M!Bylelth/Rhea, Edelgard/Dimtri
  • Synopsis: Edelgard hated the Archbishop. But the woman in front of her wasn't Rhea, the Archbishop. She was Rhea, the mother begging for her child's life. And Edelgard didn't have it in her to refuse.
  • Comments: A gripping fic that seems to be heading towards a Golden Ending. The stakes have never been higher for all involved now that they are working together, but the story has it's fair share of heartwarming moments; the very concept of all three Lords and Byleth united as one is heartwarming in and of itself. Superbly written, better than the comments I leave for my recommendations, I highly recommend this fic.

Champion by RedXEagl3

  • Recommended by mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Byleth descended into the Holy Tomb to retrieve a boon left behind by Lady Rhea, he found more than he could have imagined. A man left the Tomb with him, an ancient champion of the Church of Seiros, tired and broken, but willing to lend his strength in the fight to free Fódlan from the Adrestian Empire. Old secrets are unraveled, and a forgotten history unveiled.
  • Comments: Yes, I know that a lot of the fics I recommend are either OC or self-insert fics, but I legitimately feel that they are very well written. This one is unique in the sense of when the OC first arrived in Fodlan; instead of during the events of Three Houses, he arrives during the war between Seiros and Nemesis. If you're looking for something different from your general OC fanfic, this one is for you.

Monstrosity by CitrusChickadee

  • Recommended by Star Hunter
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Dimitri/Dedue
  • Synopsis: The Kingdom triumphs over the Empire at the Tailtean Plains, but not without a lot of sacrifice. Perhaps the most difficult change to deal with is Dedue's new form. But Dimitri will not give up on him, even as a Demonic Beast, despite the protests from everyone else. Crimson Flower AU.
  • Tags: Drama
  • Comments: A Crimson Flower AU where the Kingdom wins, but Dedue is stuck as a Demonic Beast following the penultimate battle. The idea is interesting in general, and everyone's reactions to the situation are handled really realistically.

Fire Emblem: Semper Fidelis by Stormrunner777

  • Recommended by mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: It is the Year 352 Post Upheaval, or 2385 AD had the United States remained on Earth. Due to a treaty signed between the nations of Fodlan and this lost nation, many Americans had been allowed to attend Garreg Mach Monastery's Officers Academy for almost one hundred years, but only recently had they been permitted to form their own house: The Emerald Diamondbacks.
    With this new house, the students of the Class of 1181 (by Fodlan's years) will have to brace themselves for a new kind of student: Students that have been bred for battle; students who have their own agenda to fulfill that will conflict with even with the most powerful of Fodlan's leaders, both known and unknown; students who have their own secrets to keep as a dark shadow suddenly looms over the Academy; students who, at the end of the day, may just be the key to challenging the church's authority over the people and usher in a new era for Fodlan, and perhaps, the world.
    But to the natives, they are only known as the few, the proud, the Marines.
    Semper Fidelis... Always Faithful...
  • Comments: The premise of this fic reminded me of America's Stepbrother, America's Enemy, which I enjoyed reading a lot. While this story has only just started and progress seems to be slow, it is very well written and is setting up some interesting plot threads. I recommend this ambitious fic to anyone who is looking for something a bit different from this fandom.


Queen of Sorrow by Lord Syntax
  • Recommended by Asgar, EnragedBullfrog, The Giant Rock
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Darker and Edgier AU story focusing on Elincia. After Ike and his company do not manage to arrive in time, having to sacrifice Lucia becomes Elincia's first step down a long, dark and cruel road to protect her kingdom at all costs, occasionally reminiscent of Lelouch vi Britannia. Quite a few character deaths and surprises. Now with its very own trope page!
  • Tags: Drama/Tragedy
  • Comments: Dark, but in believable levels. Comes over quite realistic in general. Now complete.
    • Seconded. Though it's quite dark and angsty, it's kept to believable levels as said, and the writing itself is quite good, as well as it being a fairly interesting concept to begin with.
      • I hate to be the dissenter but if you enjoy Fire Emblem this fic is not for you. It is utterly depressing and I get the comparison to Lelouch but even he pales in comparison to the true amount of evil that is Elincia. If you like villain protagonists, have no issues with a crapsack world, and want to see the most evil character to ever appear before this troper look no further than "Elincia"
      • Seriously? You think this Elincia is the "most evil" character ever? Then you clearly haven't played Radiant Dawn, because I can name at least four people in that game alone who are a lot more evil than her... and they all appear in this story.
      • Ultimately, this story is an excellent example of the phrase "the road to hell is paved with good intentions," and Utopia Justifies the Means comes into play at the end. So if that's not your thing, don't read it. But if it is your thing, then you should read the crap out of it.
    • A darkly enthralling and unique piece of work. You won't find many fics with the both the same atmosphere and excellent execution in the FE fandom.

Ike Versus the Fourth Wall by Jen Moczo

  • Recommended by R Bomber, The Giant Rock
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Join Ike's and his Greil Mercenaries struggle in bringing back Crimea to its rightful ruler, as they struggle... and struggle... and struggle... and struggle... and struggle... and-F*** YOU BLACK KNI-Eh, what? WHAAAAT???
  • Tags: Humor/Parody
  • Comments: I don't even play the games, but I ended up laughing reading it! A good written crack (yeah, I know, sounds like an oxymoron, but it's right) that pokes fun at elements of Tellius (Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn), especially in characters' interaction, especially Ike. The author also writes some other stories (also humor) like Diary of a Wimpy Kid that focuses on Pelleas, and so on.
    • YMMV. There's a lot of Micaiah-bashing, and being a Micaiah fan that is a tad upsetting. In addition, there is at least implied Ike/Soren, and being someone who is sickened by the ship, it was difficult to read it without being distracted. If you are a humor lover, rabid Micaiah hater, and Ike/Soren shipper, this is your thing. If you aren't, then you'd best move on.
    • Excellent satire. Read the first chapter at a minimum to see if the style is right for you. You won't be disappointed.

Fire Emblem: Spellbinding Radiance by Foxwolf Jackson

  • Recommended by Draco, Gato
  • Status: Dead (no recent updates)
  • Synopsis: A young man from earth gets sucked into the world of Fire Emblem. He experiences life, romance, and hardships along the way.
  • Tags: Adventure
  • Comments: This is one of the best first-person fics in the fandom I've seen in a while. John, the self-insert, is not a Gary Stu, but rather a confused young man who ponders his place in the FE world. Also, cameos from other FE games come in as part of the Greil Mercenaries. A truly, awesome fic filled with references that you must read.
    • Still recommended, but YMMV. While the attention paid to the large cast is great, the protagonist skirts dangerously close to being a Stu at times, Parody Retcon notwithstanding: everyone's attracted to him, he can do magic nobody else can, he solves everyone's personal problems with his infinite wisdom etc... At times it seems to morph into a rant by the author about his (real) life, and the constant references get really annoying. It's down to the reader whether this detracts from the story or not.

Feral by Velkyn Karma

  • Recommended by Kishou
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Path of Radiance. Lethe gets abducted and forced into the Feral transformation process. Can Ike, Mordecai, and the others save her before it's too late? (Before Serenes Forest)
  • Tags: Suspense
  • Comments: A very interesting 'what-if' story in which explores a side-plot of Feral Laguz. The suspense raises up when you see the evil(OC) scientist turn Lethe beastly and the Greil Mercenaries waste no time to go and find their teammate through waves of enemies. A great story that truly shows Nakama bonds and development with the main characters (Ike, Soren, Lethe, Mordecai, Zihark, ect.), and would have fit PERFECTLY in the actual game, even if it can be only be called Filler. Highly recommended.

Grains of Light by Mark of the Asphodel

  • Recommended by RangerJackWalker
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Finn combs the sands of the Yied Desert for answers. He might be avoiding some questions.
  • Tags: Spiritual
  • Comments: After Leif unites Thracia and the crusaders have dealt with Prince Julius and the Loptyr sect, Finn wanders through the Yied Desert as he searches for closure. A depressing fic that is part of larger series detailing the lives of Finn, Leif, Raquesis and Nanna before the events of the second generation as well as after.

Fourteen Days by Onionbreath002

  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Status: Dead (no recent updates)
  • Synopsis: The tactician gets absolutely sick of infighting among the army, so she takes the entire group to a secluded mountain retreat. Chaos ensues.
  • Tags: Humor/Adventure
  • Comments: A good break to all the serious fics. A great story to kill your time.
    • Be warned: there's a lot of OCs, and many of the standard cast are OOC. OK if you're just killing time.

Famed Genius by R Amythest

  • Recommended by The Giant Rock
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mark the prodigious 13-year-old tactician has never lost a soldier in battle. Herein lies his secret.
  • Tags: Angst/Supernatural
  • Comments: A beautiful piece of work with an interesting premise. Not Stu.

Vertigo by trimurti

  • Recommended by Sara Jaye, The Giant Rock
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A heart-wrenching Fiora fic dealing with her Survivor's Guilt.
  • Tags: Drama
  • Comments: Ouch...
    • Fiora is both pitiable and inspirational. This is an accurate depiction of her character.

To The Winds, Sing by Nisei

  • Recommended by Sara Jaye
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For Seisen no Keifu fans, To The Winds, Sing by Nisei; a beautiful post-game Edain-centric fic.
  • Tags: Drama
  • Comments: Not enough people write post-second gen stuff.

The Diary of Kelly the Tactician by Fimbulvetr

  • Recommended by Sara Jaye
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For parody lovers, The Diary of Kelly by Fimbulvetr is parody pastiche fic of all the badly-written Tatcician and diary fics in the Fire Emblem fandom.
  • Tags: Parody
  • Comments: I died laughing. Repeatedly.

The Drifting Swordsman by Bartholomew Kamiro

  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: He was feared as the Sword Demon, beloved as the Sword Saint. This is his journey; the journey of a young boy from the plains of Sacae to the most famous and infamous swordsman in Elibe. This is Karel's story.
  • Tags: Adventure/Drama
  • Comments: A great story for one of the more unique characters of FE7, it elaborates with detail of Karel's life before he reunited with his sister in the game. A good point is that the author manages to make the man becomes a believable, if not pitied character.

Person's Unknown (sic) by IceBlade28

  • Recommended by SpiriTsunami
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Darker and Edgier telling of much of Blazing Blade, focuses heavily on Lyn and the Pegasus sisters, and on a mysterious person of highly dubious morality who would be highly Stuish if he weren't so damn likable. Also features a more traditionally Sueish tactician. Who dies. At least once.
  • Tags: Violence, Death, Adventure/Romance
  • Comments: Be prepared to have your mind screwed with. There will be death, repeatedly (not to mention one character is saved by having an arm amputated). X was the inspiration for me to launch this YKTTW. Also, utilizes many of the fandom's favorite triangles (More victorious pairing first in each triangle: Priscilla/Erk/Serra, Lucius/Serra/Erk, Guy/Priscilla/Erk, Raven/Rebecca/Wil followed by Sain/Rebecca/Raven...Priscilla/Guy/Florina?...and, yes, Sain actually apparently wins, greatly delighting this shipper.) For laughs, read the summaries of the previous chapter. The further I get into rereading this (yes, I recommended it despite not having read it in quite some time; mostly Dead Fic), the more I want to do a full-on Trope Listing. (Serra gets a Green Rocks-type MacGuffin! But later, she dies! And it's actually heartbreaking!)

Hammer of Terrascars by Servant of GOD

  • Recommended by Juanaxu
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: a novelization of Rekka no Ken focusing not only on the storyline of the game, but also on the backstory of the OC tactician.
  • Tags: Adventure
  • Comments: A well written fic with a interesting take on the tactician, as well as some really good battle scenes.
  • Tags: Adventure
    • Raxis: YMMV. The author tries to trim the fat off the proverbial meat of the storyline, but ends up taking huge gouges out of the plot along with it, filling them up with the aforementioned OC tactician's past. At least a few characters take minor levels in jerkass (Lyn in particular is much more snappish and prone to anger), and said OC tactician is a God-Mode Sue who'd make a fool of bloody Lelouch in a strategic battle, and is badass in actual fighting to boot. Finally, several characters are unceremoniously and pointlessly killed off at the end.
    • TheAstronomicon Being fair here, the author cut out the turn-based axe-versus-swords of FE and replaced it with realistic-ish tactics applied to an actual medieval world, the pointless and unceremonious event at the end was called a Rearguard.

Wraith of the Lorca: Legend of Lyndis by SoloWing

  • Recommended by Calahad, The Giant Rock
  • Status: Complete: Book 1 of 3
  • Synopsis: A retelling of Fire Emblem 7: Rekka no Ken's Lyndis route. With the author taking several small liberties with the plot that adds an interesting twist to a story done to death.
  • Tags: Adventure/Drama
  • Comments: A retelling with interesting character interaction.

Origin of The Prince of Light by Scuttlest

  • Recommended by: Delfage
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "All tales have their beginnings, all legacies have their roots. This is one such story, the origin of Marth, the Prince of Light. FE11/Shadow Dragon."
  • Tags: Adventure/Drama
  • Comments: While the fic has plenty of holes, the author can't write fight scenes too well, women get much too emotional, and there's way too much talking and comic book-style writing, the fic is still an excellent take on the events of FE11 with plenty of characterization, an excellent relief from all the Awakening run fics taking over the franchise. Just watch out for the Spotlight-Stealing Squad in the Wolfguard.

Dancing Shoes by Lemurian-Girl

  • Recommended by: Qwertys Human
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Alone and abandoned, with no money and a little brother to care for, Tethys would have never survived, had she not seen that one dancer on the street corner. oneshot"
  • Comments: A lovely look at Tethys and Ewan's childhood. Tethys needs more love.

A Garden of Our Own by Shimizu Hitomi

  • Recomended by: Pata Hikari
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sacred Stones. Three stories that connect to a single theme.
  • Tags: Drama/Angst
  • Comments: A story focused on love without really being a shipping story. A Tear Jerker at times.

The King in Mourning by Raphiael

  • Recommended by ShadowSpectrum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Saying goodbye is often too much like mourning. Ephraim, alone, the ideal king.
  • Tags: Loneliness, distance, post game
  • Comments: A really well written atmospheric piece. Ephraim's reign as king after the events of Sacred Stones from Kyle's eyes, and how he feels when key characters become more and more distant.

The Plight of the Lycia Alliance Army by Metadash

  • Recommended by Get_Salty, Animenutcase
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Eliwood has tasked his faithful servant Merlinus to guide and watch over his son and his army, but little did he know, he would end up being the only sane one there. A series of warnings and comments to each member of the group after every battle. FE 6, spoilers for both Elibe games. Inspired by Mistress Nika's Bleach fanfic "Please Stop Eating the Hell Butterflies." Total crack.
  • Tags: Comedy, Crack
  • Comments: Rapid fire crack comedy that has me rolling on the floor. Basically takes the characters of Binding Blade and turns them Up To Eleven on their traits. Merlinus hatred towards characters like Saul, Lalum, and Raigh are special highlights for me.

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Snowed In! by signelchan
  • Recommended by Secret Agent 12
  • Pairings: Sully/Vaike, Lissa/Vaike, Lissa/Lon'qu, Maribelle/Frederick, Olivia/Chrom, Sumia/Robin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In this modern AU, officers of the law Vaike and Sully find themselves stranded high up in the mountains, far from any other people. With no chance of being rescued until after Christmas, the two will be forced to spend their time together. Alone. By themselves. With their love ones a snowstorm away. Nothing will go wrong, surely.
  • Tags: Romance, Modern AU
  • Comments: In a brilliant modernization of the lands known in Awakening, Snowed In focuses on two co-workers sent to the remote mountains for what is supposed to be a simple rescue mission. Unfortunately, a poorly timed blizzard makes this rescue mission anything but simple. With Christmas merely days away, and most of Ylisse being battered by snow, it doesn't look like anyone's holiday plans will be working out. With twists in the plot that throw the characters and their relationships for a loop, as well as the clever involvement of different Shepherds (and their lovely children), there's a little bit of something for everybody.

Be Careful What You Say by Mr-Watch

  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Pairings: Avatar/Robin and Olivia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Full detail of the relationship between the Tactician and the Dancer, from meeting to marriage.
  • Tags: Romance/Humor
  • Comments: The single best Robin/Olivia story. Well detailed, with a good pacing.

Blood of Dragons by Subatomic_grape

  • Recommended by InnerGlow
  • Pairings: Robin/Chrom, Sumia/Frederick, All others implied
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ylisse carries a history of dragons, and stories whisper of their powers mingling with Exalts and Grimleal. To a prince and tactician they are only tales, until a fateful night burns away myth and makes it all too real. Together they will have to face down kings, conquerors, and what lurks in their own blood.
  • Tags: Adventure, Romance, Canonical Character Death, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Wingfic, Body Horror, Slow Build, romantic dramedy, Blood and Violence, Shapeshifting
  • Comments: I have long looked for a novelization of the game that has a female Robin instead of a male and this one is just about what I was looking for! It is an AU so not exactly what I wanted but the idea and plot along with the excellent writing have made me fall in love with it. I couldn't get enough of it and am looking forward to more! (The chapters seem to update fairly frequently and are a decent length, making it one of my favorite Awakening fanfics.)

Potentia Amoris by Lux Aureus

  • Recommended by gone2ground,Robotortoise
  • Pairings: Avatar/Cordelia
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Gangrel lies defeated, but the war for Ylisse has just begun. This story, focusing on the gaps in the story left by the missions of Fire Emblem: Awakening, sheds light on the male Avatar's personal life over the second half of the game.
  • Tags: Adventure/Romance
  • Comments: The writer has stated he dislikes requited love, so currently Cordelia is still in love with Chrom while the Avatar (Named Pyrrhus) is trying to get over a crush he has on her. Unfortunately, circumstances force him to interact with her. The writing is of excellent quality, with almost no mistakes. The only real issue I have with the fic as a whole is its pacing, although that's more of a personal preference than anything else. Check it out even if you dislike the pairing.

A Feather On The Wind by Woofemus

  • Recommended by Snowthefirst
  • Pairings: F/F Sumia/Cordelia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sumia and Cordelia, from the past to the future, and the things in between.
  • Tags: Unrequited Love, Canon Compliant, Developing Relationship, Friendship/Love, Childhood Friends
  • Comments: A three-chapter story that, as the summary states, covers the main couple and their relationship as it evolves from friendship to love over the years. A fantastic yuri story that not only keeps everyone in character, but does a fantastic job of demonstrating how love can blossom from friendship, and shows good backstory such as how the two met and became friends. It has a good compact version of the main game's canon, and has some nods to game's mechanics.

25 Lives by SophroniaMiko

  • Recommended by Poppyseeds
  • Pairings: Chrom and Avatar/Robin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chrom is stuck in a cycle of life after life and falls in love with a different Robin each time. Immortality, though, can be worse than death. Based on Tongari's poem with the same name.
  • Tags: Romance/Angst
  • Comments: Short and beautiful chapters. Great if you like Chrobin fluff and also getting punched in the pooper with feels. My favorite Chrobin fic!

No Matter What The Future Holds by GhostPanda1314

  • Recommended by: Skybrigadier
  • Pairings: Robin/Lucina
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A Princess fighting for her future. A Tactician with no past. Together, they find the one thing both longed for more than anything: happiness.
  • Tags: Fluff
  • Comments: An absolutely fantastic collection of fluffy vignettes all about the main couple as they develop their relationship, both within the context of the main story and afterwards- and despite some rough spots, generally keeps Lucina in character and makes Robin into a plausible love interest. Also features a hilariously written Papa Wolf Chrom and a shipper Morgan. A warning though: Some of the chapters can seriously tug at someone's heart.

Golden Threads Tie Us by magicasen

  • Recommended by: QwertysHuman
  • Pairings: Severa/Lucina, Chrom/Sumia and Cordelia/M!Robin in the background
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: How the bonds in Severa's life are broken, then rebuilt again. Takes place in the Future Past timeline.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon, Canon-Typical Violence, Sister-Sister Relationship
  • Comments: An emotionally intense story (as the Future Past tends to be) Severa deals with guilt over her sister Morgan's disappearance and realizing her feelings towards Lucina. I recommend this for everyone who ships Lucina/Severa.

Chisel by JumperthreeDS

  • Recommended by: Pegashush
  • Pairings: Robin/Lucina, Chrom/Sumia and others in the background
  • Status: Dead (Possibility of Resurrection)
  • Synopsis: A story of a young princess and tactician, whose destinies unknowingly intertwine on their way to carve out a fate of their own. A special retelling of Fire Emblem: Awakening. The story begins at the beginning of the Valm portion of the game, with 'Marth's' arrival.
  • Tags: Adventure/Romance
  • Comments: Interesting take on Robin/Lucina, the first few chapters are a bit rocky as the author attempts to establish Robin's personality and his relationships with the other characters, but it gets better by the time they reach Valm proper. Add onto that some interesting changes, such as Sumia and most of the first gen females actively trying to get Lucina and Robin together and having Morgan show up at the Mila Tree alongside Tiki with Lucina's outfit and only having memories of Lucina instead of Robin.

Letters for Cordy by drunkdragon

  • Recommended by OldBen
  • Pairings: Robin/Cordelia, Chrom/Sumia in the background
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: It had been a year since Robin disappeared from the world and Morgan decided that enough was enough. It was time to see where the key led to.
  • Tags: Romance
  • Comments: Starting with Morgan opening a drawer with love letters her father was sending, it evolves into a two stories at once - one describing how Robin and Cordelia slowly fell in love, and the second showing her, her daughters, and to some extent, all the Shepherds dealing with the loss of their tactician. A sweet, touching fic with some minor deviations from canon(which I don't mind) and slightly anti-climactic ending(which I DO mind). As a shipper for these two, I might be biased, but I think it's a story worth reading.

Pursuit by musicribbons

  • Recommended by JackTheHammer
  • Pairings: Robin/Chrom, Robin/Lon'qu
  • Status: Dead Fic (last updated August 2020)
  • Synopsis: Robin Grima is the daughter of Plegian President Validar Grima, currently living in Ylisse and practicing as a trauma surgeon. Chrom Exalt works for the Ylisstol Police Department, which is investigating the creeping effects of the Grima Syndicate and its expanding influence into Ylisse. Then one day they meet, and Robin hijacks Chrom's police bicycle to get to work. Hilarity Ensues, along with a budding romance between said By-the-Book Cop and Mafia Princess in the shadow of a foreboding mob war that may shake the city to its very foundation.
  • Tags: Rape/Non-Con, Romance, Organized Crime, Police, Slow Build, Humour, Dark, Awkward, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Swearing, Murder
  • Comments: When the author says "slow burn", she means it. But boy does the result really pay off. Characterization is excellent, with a take on Priam that you're definitely not going to find anywhere else, and the story manages to capture a very realistic feel of modern-day relationships and all the uncertainty that follows with unanswered texts, nosy friends, and drunken shenanigans. Chrom & Robin are probably the most adorkably awkward pair yet still somehow manage to smolder with unresolved sexual tension between them, all taking place against the backdrop of a dark and explosive setting involving dangerous secrets and a brewing gang war. And as if all that wasn't enough, Robin also has to come to terms with what she feels for her stoic protector Lon'qu and just how loyal she will be to her family and its evil activities.

Red Wine by The Erudite

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Robin/Anna
  • Synopsis: Couples can often learn a lot about one another in the first year of marriage. (Rated M for highly suggestive themes. Nothing explicit, but definitely mature subject matter, exploited humorously in a very immature way). One-shot.
  • Tags: Humor/Romance
  • Comments: Robin and Anna fluff fic, but has some suggestive themes. Very funny and very well-written.

A Payoff Day-off by The Erudite

  • Recommended by Robotortoise, Mosquito Man
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: F/M Robin/Anna
  • Synopsis: Robin finds himself with a little time to spare, a rarity in his work, and he gets the chance to spend it with his family. Unfortunately, his wife and daughter have a different idea of how to spend a day off. Mostly fluff. One-shot. Rated T for some suggestive themes.
  • Tags: Humor/Family
  • Comments: Robin, Anna, and Morgan go shopping. Sounds boring on paper (or screen) but is well-written with enough engaging dialogue to make you go, “Wait, did I seriously just enjoy a fanfiction about characters going shopping?”
    • Special mention goes to the ending, which puts the fic's events in a new light.

This Can Only Go Wrong by Catoscorrtomee

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Inigo/Lucina
  • Synopsis: Coercing a fellow Shepherd into courting Lucina can only end catastrophically. This doesn't seem to stop anyone from trying, for some reason. [Lucigo] T for tiny amounts of violence and lots of shenanigans. Or: An alternate take on their support conversations
  • Tags: Romance/Humor
  • Comments: A believable romantic dramedy with Lucina and Inigo. Very funny at times, and the angst, when it's there, isn't overdone.

The Pacing of the Story is Also Important in a Videogame by Skarrow

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): Chrom/Tharja
  • Synopsis: In which Tharja's plan to ensnare Robin goes horribly... right? [A crack-ish attempt at writing a Chrom/Tharja support convo and more]
  • Tags: Friendship, Romance, Humor
  • Comments: This is freaking great! I laughed so much while reading it!!! Even if you don't ship this, you should read it for the humor!

The Autumn Wind's Song by Okaeri-Kairi

  • Recommend by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Chrom/Robin
  • Synopsis:
    • Discord: The neighboring countries of Plegia and Ylisse have been at odds for generations. But when he turns sixteen, Chrom is given a bride, a Plegian princess, to cement a new alliance between the former enemies. He soon finds that though their countries are ready to make peace, Princess Robin is determined to make their life as newlyweds a battlefield of its own.
    • How Much More: Grima doesn't understand why she's let him live. He's useless, not even good material for a servant. But she can't do it, she can't kill him, though she's tried countless times. There's something about his clear blue eyes that reminds her of something important she thought she'd abandoned long ago.
    • August Serenade: Robin has always hoped that when the war is finally over, she'll be able to tell Chrom how she feels. But when a beautiful dancer joins their ranks and it looks like Chrom might be smitten, Robin decides it's time to take fate into her own hands.
    • Imaginary Folklore: In order to save his dying sister, Prince Chrom has been sent on a journey to find the daughter of the God of Death, for only the taste of her blood can heal Lissa. Along the way, he's joined by a mysterious young woman who claims she can lead him to his destination, but can Chrom really trust her to bring him to the goddess he's looking for?
    • Dream Catcher: Going back to work after being a stay-at-home father for so long is tough, but Chrom doesn't mind if it's for the sake of Robin and their family. But when a single phone call threatens to tear his world apart, he'll have to reevaluate just why it is that he's working so hard in the first place.
    • Strawberry Swing: Lucina has never known her parents to fight. As far as she's concerned, it's almost sickening how well they get along. So when she receives an urgent text from her little brother saying that Chrom and Robin are threatening to split up, Lucina can't believe it; the very idea is ridiculous.
    • The Answer to My Question: Robin can't shake the feeling that something is wrong. Though she's supposed to be suffering from amnesia, everything about her time with the Shepherds gives her a sense of deja vu, especially when it comes to Chrom. Why does he feel so familiar, even though they've never met before? Why do all her dreams, no matter how varied, always involve him?
  • Tags: Adventure, Fantasy, AU, Tragedy, Humor, Drama
  • Comments: Written for Chrobin week. I love fantasy which is why I love Fire Emblem so much! And this series just hits everything I love about fantasy~! Each chapter is a different story fro each prompt of Chrobin week. Very nicely written please check it out!

Midnight Catch by Illusions of Insanity

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Chrom/Robin
  • Synopsis: Chrom was reckless, that much was for sure. However, little did the Shepherds know that he was reckless enough to fall asleep in the open, alone and vulnerable to any passing wolves.
  • Tags: Humor, Romance, Drabble
  • Comments: Love the way this is written, and I absolutely love the idea to bits!

Who Would Have Guessed? by A Shadow's Lament

  • Recommended by: Sophieybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Chrom/Robin
  • Synopsis: Chrom: Fearless leader? Sure. An inspiring General. Yep. Good for having a snowball fight with? You bet cha. But a Prince? One of grace, suaveness and charm? Yeah right, about as much a prince as Robin is secretly the vessel of a maleficent dragon…
  • Tags: Romance, Humor, Rated high T for swearing, adult situations
  • Comments: I remember reading this fic in 2014 and ahhh it' so good and so cute, some part are just hilarious!

To Chase a Hart by AcquaSole

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Chrom/Robin
  • Synopsis: Faced with a daunting task, Robin must navigate a treacherous maze of political intrigues and cloak-and-dagger schemes to save her kingdom - that is, if her romantic mishaps don't catch up to her first!
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Twelfth Night AU, Politics, Humour, Romance, Drama, Diplomacy, Cross-Posted on FanFiction.Net, Love Triangles, Crossdressing
  • Comments: This is a complete gem! I'm suprised it doesn't have more review and follows? This story is awesome and fun to read. The author is amazing and she's written other stuff for the fandom, one of those are below~

Reaching for Empyrean by AcquaSole

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Chrom/Robin
  • Synopsis: A bird can never survive in the darkness. To break free from the shackles of fate, Robin must escape the threat of predestination and learn to take flight if she is to ever find true love, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment beyond the domain of the Grimleal.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe - Fairy Tale, Fairy Tale Retellings, Alternate Universe - Medieval, Thousandfurs AU, Religious Fanaticism, Explicit Sexual Content, Attempted Rape/Non-Con, Explicit Language, Attempted Incest, Attempted Sexual Assault, Violence, Emotional Baggage, Rehabilitation, Ballroom Dancing, Fantasizing, Fantasy, Body Horror, Disturbing Themes, Cross-Posted on FanFiction.Net
  • Comments: Omg, so reading the tags I was already scared to try out this story. I'm so glad I ended up giving it a chance! It is so so good. I love how this author writes, so much detail to emotions. So worth the read!

Two Years and a Fortnight by EarendilElwing

  • Recommended by Sodapop2023
  • Pairings: Lon'qu/Cordelia, Chrom/Robin, and many other minor ships in the background
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Cordelia's been following the questionable guidelines of a book on relationships in order to win Chrom's heart. Unfortunately, the prince is not the one who is falling for her.
  • Tags: Romance/Angst
  • Comments: I personally really like the story's characterization, and there's no moment that was unnecessarily OOC. The events and backstories matches well with canon, so if you are someone who prefers a story that doesn't stray too much from canon while still adding in fluff and filling in the pieces canon did not include, this is the perfect fanfic with you! The most of the time, the chapter starts with bits and pieces from "How to Make Him Fall for You in a Fortnight," a guide on romance that Cordelia owns, then she tries acting on it (hilarity ensures). Having both humor and touching moments are a big plus! Do be warned: the first half of the fanfic or so focuses on Cordelia's desperate crush on Chrom and how she realistically overcomes it while also giving Cordelia much-needed character development. There was a innuendo or two, though they're both lighthearted jokes, so there's nothing overly sexual. There are some minor typos here and there, but mostly it's unnoticeable. Nonetheless, it's a great read!


Midnight Duet by The Erudite

  • Recommended by Robotortoise, Apocrypha
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: M!Corrin/Azura
  • Synopsis: There are some considerable perks and downsides to marrying a singer, in fact, sometimes those things are one and the same. Why does everyone around the castle give Corrin and Azura such strange looks on certain mornings? (M!CorrinxAzura, rated T for some suggestive themes. Spoiler-free.)
  • Tags: Humor/Romance
  • Comments: A humorous one-shot that explores some of the more…ahem, intimate aspects of Azura and Corrin’s relationship. Suggestive themes.
    • Corrin and Azura are adorably in love here, Niles really just steals the show by...well, being Niles, and it all comes to a humorous (and innuendo-laden) conclusion. Just the sort of thing to lift your mood.

The Westermarck Effect by The Repeat

  • Recommended by Robotortoise, Mosquito Man
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Corrin/Elise
  • Synopsis: If it FEELS like incest, it's gotta be incest. Right? Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, virtually spoiler-free.
  • Tags: Romance/Humor
  • Comments: A creative, funny, well-written one-shot that pokes fun at the idea of Corrin marrying someone he’s treated as a sibling for his whole of his life. How, exactly, would a normal person react to someone they'd known their whole life as a sibling suddenly proposing out of the blue?
    • This fic is interesting because it really dissects the idea of Corrin marrying one of their adoptive Nohrian siblings and shows why it could work in the game's setting. It also portrays a somewhat more mature Elise; still funny and a bit childish, but doesn't come across as an actual child.

Snow and Scales by ThatOneGuyThatWrites

  • Recommended by Robotortoise, Karxrida
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Corrin/Flora
  • Synopsis: 30 Day OTP Challenge. Flora x Corrin.
  • Tags: Romance/Adventure
  • Comments:
    • A well-written collection of Corrin and Flora drabbles. Very sweet and well-written, though it could use a quick spell check.
    • Even if Corrin x Flora isn't your pairing of choice, these drabbles are still good reads overall, plus it contains one of the cutest Kana and Corrin scenes in Chapter 18. The typos are annoying, but they are infrequent enough that they don't ruin the overall quality. -Karxrida
    • The ending may provide Mood Whiplash, fair warning. The tone moves from fluff to highly bittersweet. But if that's more your style, it'll be a good ride start to finish.

Jealousy by The Apocryphal One

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: M!Corrin/Azura
  • Synopsis: "I have a tail too, you know," he grumbled. Azura gave him a strange look. "No, you don't."
  • Tags: Humor/Romance
  • Comments: A silly humor/fluff one-shot that has Corrin reacting to all the ladies flocking to Kaden's gloriously fluffy tail. All of the characters behave rather realistically for a humor fic. A very funny read.

Big Brother Shigure by Nate-kun

  • Recommended by Fireminer, Karxrida, Apocrypha
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: M!Corrin/Azura
  • Synopsis: In which Shigure must deal with the woes and occasional good times that come with having a cute little sister.
  • Tags: Humor/Family
  • Comments:
    • A wonderful family fic that highlights the memorable moments between Shigure and Kana. Guarantee a smile after you've read it.
    • This fic is like the definition of cute. While comedy isn't the main focus, you'll probably still be grinning from reading it. It's just that heartwarming. -Karxrida
    • Thirded. Moments of comedy and heartwarming blend perfectly into an adorable sibling relationship, and despite not making an appearance (yet) their parents still have a background presence that lends itself to the familial feel. Those leery of WIP have nothing to fear here, since each chapter is a "snapshot" moment from an overlying universe that wraps itself up. You'll either be chuckling or cooing when you're done.

Pawn to E4 by cloudwatch

  • Recommended by SuzushinaYuriko
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: M/M Leo/Takumi
  • Synopsis: The war between Hoshido and Nohr was over and as the new king of Nohr, Leo discovered that peace after war was much easier achieved than peace of mind. As Leo's situation deteriorates, Takumi is sent to Nohr as an ambassador from Hoshido. Together, they learn to grow and communicate.
  • Tags: Spoilers for the Birthright Ending, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Angst, Falling In Love, Happy Ending, Fluff
  • Comments:
    • A fic exploring the implications of Leo suffering alone in Birthright's ending and how he moves on. Beginning is quite dark, but it lightens up near the end.

if you could just forgive yourself by littlemachines

  • Recommended by SuzushinaYuriko
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: M/M Leo/Takumi
  • Synopsis: A truce, two princes and sixteen pieces on a chessboard. They weren't friends. An exploration of what they are.
  • Tags: Falling In Love, Enemies to Friends to Lovers, Slow Burn, Happy Ending, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Internalized Homophobia, this is a long weird ass chara/rs study, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, based on but doesn't necessarily follow their revelation supports, Hurt/Comfort
  • Comments:
    • 30,000 words of well-written in-depth analysis of Leo and Takumi's characters and relationship.

Senbonzakura by Rapis-Razuri

  • Recommended by Mosquito Man, Apocrypha, Sodapop2023
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Leo/Sakura
  • Synopsis: As Sakura tries to navigate through the aftermath of the war, she forgets that though the flowers of her namesake are fleeting, the next bloom and the hope it brings is never far away. [Post-Conquest. Sakura-centric. Leo/Sakura]
  • Tags: Romance/Hurt/Comfort
  • Comments:
    • Fascinating enough to get a look at a Post-Conquest Hoshido, but Sakura herself is really interesting to follow. There's an air of discomfort in the whole thing, but in the atmospheric sense. Special note to Sakura's internal rant near the end of the first chapter. The romance is handled well too- not too fast, and works up to the point of being believable. If nothing else, it helped me to like the pairing.
    • If you were left unsatisfied by the apparent Easily Forgiven Nohrians in Conquest, this fic will sort that right out. The Nohrians' actions had consequences, and the Hoshidans are not as happy as they pretend to be. Sakura is angry and hurt over what they did to her country, and that is a real hurdle in her relationships with them, especially Leo and Corrin. It's a very well-done transition that doesn't demonize nor whitewash either country.
    • The story is really believable, and I love how the character relationship (especially the arc with Corrin) are presented and developed. The pacing is good, and there are barely any mistakes (I only caught one or two typos). The story feels like it can fit within canon well. It's a worthwhile read!

Single Devotion by Woofemus.

  • Recommended by Ryas
  • Status: Completed
  • Pairings: Flora/Female Corrin
  • Synopsis: A single chapter short story that explores the past and thoughts of Flora, from her childhood in the village of the Ice tribe, to the conclusion of her role in the Birthright side.
  • Tags: Hoshido | Birthright Route, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright Spoilers
  • Comments:
    • An excellent one-shot that delves into the inner conflicts behind the icy maid's professional mask. I thought the author really nailed Flora's character, that of a mere young girl whose various roles have placed numerous burdens on her shoulders. Flora's doubts and self-loathing are conveyed very well, as is her relationship with Corrin, enough that the ending might be a Tear Jerker for some.

Phantoms by ciphersloth.

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Lucina amiibo/Selena
  • Synopsis: Severa's new life is interrupted by the appearance of an old friend. ("She could do it. She could kill Lucina. She could save her from another war.")
  • Tags: Einherjar - Freeform, Hurt/Comfort, Identity Issues
  • Comments:
    • A phenomenal drama exploring the issues of what makes a person human, the morality of Einherjar, and, of course, love. Even though the ship is complete crack, the author manages to make it feel natural and not forced, with the characters being very natural. I recommend reading this even if you're not a fan of F/F ships, as it explores the concept of humanity and Einherjar brilliantly.

flirtation by valerian.

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Camilla/Takumi
  • Synopsis: Camilla teases Takumi by a lake.
  • Comments:
    • A fluffy, incredibly cute and funny Takumi/Camilla fic. Even though on the surface it's nothing more than her teasing him, the writing is so well-done that I found myself re-reading it over and over again. Absolutely adorable.

How to Lose at Chess (and Win at Love) by SIGF

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Leo/Sakura
  • Synopsis: Yes, Sakura might truly be the kingdom’s worst chess player… but she was also, uncontestedly, the most adorable one. [Written for Leo Saku week 2016]
  • Comments: A super cute Leo/Sakura fic. Sakura develops an infatuation for the chess pieces, treating them as real people, and Leo reacts accordingly.

Cold Feet by TheRepeat

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: M!Corrin/Azura
  • Synopsis: Now that the war is over, Prince Corrin is getting married! Isn't that exciting? Well, it would be, if everyone and their mother didn't have some sort of reservation about it. Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation oneshot.
  • Comments: An enthralling yet humorous take on the idea of Corrin and Azura getting married. Corrin and Azura have unresolved feelings, as do other couples, Love, jealousy, and possible betrayal is abound. Surprisingly fresh and original; it doesn't tiptoe over the big issues, either.

Save This Moment by Urby

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: M!Corrin/Azura
  • Synopsis: Corrin would like nothing more than to have a private moment with Azura. Unfortunately, he can't seem to stay completely human when she's in his room.
  • Comments: An absolutely adorable, somewhat fluffy piece about Corrin struggling to stay, well, human when his special one is nearby. An absolutely precious piece with a very unique and well-executed idea; it's probably THE cutest Azura/Corrin fic I have ever read.

We Move Lightly by Urby

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): M!Corrin/Azura
  • Synopsis: Azura suggests that Corrin work on controlling his nervous draconic transformation habit at a nearby lake.
  • Comments: I take my comment on the previous fic back - THIS is the best and cutest Azurin/Corrin fluff I've ever read. I audibly cooed when reading it. Corrin acts very, very human, as does she, regardless of how dragon he may be. Plus, it answers a lot of questions about how Corrin's dragon form works!

Currents Through A Flame by [[Okaeri_Kairi]]

  • Recommended by: Prejudiced Pizza
  • Status: Ongoing 
  • Pairing(s): Azura/Corrin, Laslow/Corrin, Azura/Kaze
  • Synopsis: "The currents of a river flow onward, resolute, unchangeable. Currents of heat in a flame do not. They flicker, they waver, they burn... until nothing is left but ash."
When Nohr and Hoshido go to war, four individuals find themselves torn between their hearts and their obligations. For Kaze, his choice to fight for Nohr has made him into a traitor back in his homeland, and his motives for doing so aren't as pure as he'd like to believe. For Laslow, the war means protecting someone important, though he soon finds his personal feelings getting in the way of his mission. And for Princess Azura, who has been forced to return to Nohr against her will, the longing for home is greater than she can bear.But Princess Corrin's burden is all the more difficult. In choosing Nohr, she's instigated a war against her family, against her adoptive father, and against the ever-present instinct of the dragon that lives in her blood. And when she starts to fall in love with the one person she shouldn't, the strength of her desires threatens to destroy her from within.
  • Tags: War, Unrequited Love, Romance, Drama, Angst, Suggestive Themes

My Wife Is A Dragon by ChronoXtreme

  • Recommended by Mori_no_Majou
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Leo/Corrin
  • Synopsis: There were certain things Leo discovered about Corrin after they were married. Certain facts that he hadn’t known before, simply because their proximity wasn’t close enough to allow it.
Or: Leo finds out that there are amazing and tragic aspects of having a wife who can turn into a dragon.
  • Tags: Fluff, Angst, Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Established Relationship
  • Comments: A really sweet series of one-shots exploring the impact Corrin's being a manakete has on her daily life, as seen through the eyes of everyone's favourite overthinking mage. This fic does an amazing job of expanding on all the perks and conflicts that would come with being a dragon, and showing how the Avatar and their family would adjust to all of it, which were oddly never touched on in the game itself. Some of these stories are angsty, some of them are meditative, some of them are just pure fluff, but they're all just lovely and add so much depth to Corrin's character.

    Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 
Pretty Lies and Their Brutal Truths by sesaltmemories
  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Alm/Celica
  • Synopsis: Whatever warm feelings Celica had towards him shriveled up in a flash. He was not simply a bystander in this disgusting war, but the person who had planned it from the start. And according to father's news this morning, he was also her fiance.
  • Comments: If you can get pass the depressing atmosphere, then this story about an AU which Alm was brought up in Rigel, Sofia fell to its neighbor, and Celica was forced to marry Alm would surely entertain you. Be warned, though, there are vivid depiction of sex and torture.

The One Thing They Got Right by SmolPidge

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Boey/Mae
  • Synopsis: With the kids fast asleep, Boey and Mae get a chance to discuss everything they've gotten wrong and the one thing they didn't.
  • Comments: A super sweet fic. Boey and Mae discuss their kids and their relationship together. Absolutely precious.

Readiness Not Present by VegabondGloria

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Boey/Mae
  • Synopsis: Probably the most adult thing they managed to do was know not to go through with it.
  • Comments: Boey and Mae try to have sex. Short, sweet, and has a word count that can also be the amount of RAM in your computer. Adult themes, but nothing too intense.

by the seashore by PinkHydrangea

  • Recommended by Mandichaos, Karxrida
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Tatiana/Zeke
  • Synopsis: Tatiana hadn't expected to fall in love with the man she'd found by the sea. He hadn't expected to do the same with her. And yet, through thick and thin, they've always wound up together.
  • Comments: Retells the story of Tatiana and Zeke's romance from when she finds him washed up on the shore up until after their recruitment by Alm. (Assumes that Alm's forces rescue Tatiana, of course.) Not only is it a great, well-developed and absorbing romance, it adds a lot of backstory for Tatiana that really works, and incorporates the few things we do know in canon extremely well. It also includes several original characters who are really done well (especially August), and adds a friendship between Rinea and Tatiana that is totally believable and enjoyable. Rating is Teen, so nothing too explicit.

The Price Of Devotion by Pureauthor

  • Recommended by OrangenChan, Leid
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Alm/Faye
  • Synopsis: "I'll always be there for you, Alm. No matter what happens. You know that, right? I won't leave you. I won't forsake you. As long as you'll let me, I'll always be by your side. Always."
  • Tags: Alternate universe - canon divergence, angst, unhealthy relationships
  • Comments: A "what if?" story that examines what happens if Celica dies near the end of the game, allowing Faye to end up in a relationship with Alm. It gets pretty dark at some points, but the author does an extremely good job of portraying Faye's devotion to Alm and showing just what would've happened if she'd gotten her wish to be with him while sacrificing her desire to go back to Ram Village. A big Tear Jerker, and essentially a Be Careful What You Wish For scenario.

Everything Under Heaven by Pureauthor

  • Recommended by Leid
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Celica/Faye
  • Synopsis: For everything, there is a season... Alm does not survive the final battle against Duma. Celica is left alone to help rebuild the nation of Zofia - and also to help Faye as the two of them work to move past their grief. And as the seasons change, the two slowly grow closer to each other as well.
  • Tags: Alternate universe - canon divergence, angst, romance
  • Comments: A "what if?" story that examines what happens if Alm dies near the end of the game, leaving Celica the task of rebuilding the kingdom alone. Faye stays with her and the two get closer, but having to cope with living in the castle and adapting to life as the Queen's Consort proves to be challenging and Faye still longs for Ram. In a mirror of sorts to the author's other fic about if Alm was the survivor, Celica's relationship differs due to their personalities, but it isn't all sunshine and roses.

The Sage and The Saint by Born of Prayers

  • Recommended by Leid
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Kliff/Faye
  • Synopsis: Faye thought it was just luck that she could be a Cleric. Kliff knew she had a gift to do so much more. Maybe with a little support he could convince her of that as they followed Celica throughout her journey? (A Faye x Kliff One-Shot)
  • Tags: Alternate universe - canon divergence, romance
  • Comments: A "what if?" story that follows Kliff and Faye as they look back on following Celica through her route through a series of supports, each one taking place after one of the major battles as it explores both their past and their feelings towards each other as one tries to cling to the past and the other tries to leave it behind entirely.

    Three Houses 
that upward curl by kagako
  • Recommended by Apocrypha
  • Pairings: Dimitri/F!Byleth
  • Synopsis: Byleth is quick to beam up at him, that upward curl causing the fine hairs on the back of his neck to stand on end.

    It was not the first time he had ever felt that sensation, and nor would it be the last.
  • Comments: A long, slow-burn oneshot of the evolution of Dimitri's feelings for Byleth, from the Academy days to the timeskip and after. The author has beautiful prose and really knows how to work your heart.

Long Time Coming by arihime

  • Recommended by Apocrypha
  • Pairings: Dimitri/F!Byleth
  • Synopsis: The Blue Lions have waited for years for their prince and professor to realize their feels for each other and get together already. Their hopes wane a bit after they see what Dimitri has become, but when their fearless leader starts to regain his sanity, the hope flares anew.

    Dedue is the first to find out. He wishes he wasn’t.
  • Comments: A light-hearted and hilarious oneshot about the Blue Lions' reaction to Dimitri and Byleth hooking up. Everyone is pitch-perfect, the relationship is cute, and the whole premise of everyone being a Shipper on Deck is fun. Excellent for when you need a break from the heavy stuff.

In the Wake of a Pulse and its sequels, A Silence That Chokes and And Stillness That Threatens to Drown by habenaria_radiata

  • Recommended by: Apocrypha
  • Pairings: Dimitri/F!Byleth
  • Synopsis: In the aftermath of loss, Byleth feels little more than a ghost whose only haunt has burned to ash. Fortunately, there are still those she can turn to, even in times of grief. Spoilers for Blue Lions (Pre-Timeskip Pegasus Moon)
  • Comments: These three fics are all about a single stolen moment during the Blue Lions route, and how it impacted Byleth and Dimitri's relationship. And honestly, they could be straight from the game with how they pull at your heartstrings. The pieces are rife with lovely metaphors and symbolism, and the author captures both characters and their relationship perfectly. Just be prepared to cry.

Wear Your Colours by Metallic_Sweet

  • Recommended by Liangnui
  • Pairings: Dimitri/Claude
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the privacy of Garreg Mach, Dimitri and Claude tumble each other. Or, how Claude taps Dimitri’s wild side, breaks all the rules of courtly love, and throws caution to the wind—-sometimes all at once.
  • Comments: A romance that mixes aspects of the Azure Moon and Verdant Wind routes, with the central focus on the relationship between the two house leaders. It's told from Claude's point of view, covering both the pre-timeskip courtship and the butterflies kicked into gear by the same.
  • Now has a tropes page.

A Minor Crest of Death by Ellisama

  • Recommended by Julie Andrews
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Sylvain/Ingrid, background Dimitri/Felix and F!Byleth/Dedue
  • Synopsis: Three years after the end of the war, Sylvain brokers a lasting peace between Fodlan and Sreng. The price? His hand in marriage. A story about Sylvain, death and rebirth.
  • Tags: Post Blue Lions Route, Mental Health issues, Arranged Marriage
  • Comments: This fic is not what I expected at all. It deals with Sylvain's self-destructive and self-sacrificial nature, and does not pull any punches, but it is absolutely worth it in the end. All characters, including the OCs, are beautifully developed and treated with respect. A must-read for everyone who likes Sylvain, but also likes to see him suffer.

The Blood's Flow by InsomniacTiger

  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Pairing: Varies with a "Choose your ending" style of tale.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: All her life... she's just wanted to feel alive.
  • Comments: A story that starts out as a deconstruction of the Creepy Child trope that follows after Byleth and how she is much bothered with the misconception surrounding her more than she lets on. Some of the endings emphasize on the friendship Byleth has with the characters but the characterizations are spot-on.

Wait For You by ReynaAtTheEnd

  • Recommended by transparentanswer
  • Pairings: Claude/F!Byleth
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: She knew - more than perhaps even his parents - how much his dream mattered to him. She couldn't ask him to stay behind, to give that up, just for her sake. No matter how much she wanted needed him to stay-
    "Teach? ...Hey, are you crying? What's wrong?"
    (Or, in which Claude nearly screws up his proposal and Byleth has a lot of feelings. Extended version of Claude's S Support.)
  • Comments: A sweet story that expands more for Claude and Female Byleth's S-Rank ending and how both Claude and Byleth's romance is developed.

Of Choice and Consequences by Rydia

  • Recommended by transparentanswer
  • Pairings: Claude/F!Byleth
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "You should have picked the Golden Deer."
    So Claude says, but Byleth thinks she made the right choice picking the Blue Lions. Dimitri needs her, but Claude will always be alright. Or so she thinks.
    And she thinks far too much about Claude, leader of a house she doesn't even teach.
    (Bylaude/Claudeth set in the Blue Lions route. Begins pre-time skip, but will end up post-time-skip.)
  • Comments: A Claude/F!Byleth ship but with a twist that this is set in the Azure Moon route. Fast-paced but makes it up with the relationship development between Claude and Byleth along with the dash of drama that the story brings.

Love in the Dark by GirthJohson

  • Recommended by nitewind
  • Pairings: Edelgard/M!Byleth
  • Status: On hiatus since February 2021
  • Synopsis: Though the path they walk is one that is dyed blood red, it is a path they take together. A tale of friendship, heartache, and love between the Adrestian Emperor and her beloved mentor from their days at the monastery, up until the very end.
  • Comments: A retelling of the Crimson Flower route focusing on the relationship between El and Byleth. A great read.
  • Tropes Page

starry skies and sweet smiles by chivalrousAmour

  • Recommended by Nap1100
  • Pairings: All over the place, with the main ones being Dimitri/Hilda and Claude/Edelgard.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Summed up by the original working title: "edgelords are tamed by the power of love and oblivious dorks".
  • Comments: A hilarious story where everything about the plot of the game is entirely derailed because all of the students are hormonal young adults suddenly experiencing the concept of feelings and can't figure out how to express them to one another. The tags say the author reads too much shoujo manga and it absolutely shows; misunderstandings upon misunderstandings just keep piling up in cosmically implausible ways that you just can't help but laugh at the absurdity of it all. And at the end of the day, it's also a feel-good story that doesn't dismiss the genuine tragedy that the characters in each relationship have gone through, and the misunderstandings end up being as heartwarming as they are funny. If you ever need a good palette cleanser after all the tragic stories this game provides, this is absolutely a great one to look for.

A Path Through Darkness by kaj13.

  • Recommend by aceattorneygirl
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Dimitri/f!Byleth
  • Synopsis: After the fall of Garreg Mach monastery, Dimitri and the Blue Lions return to Faerghus with their injured professor. None of them are prepared for the beginning of the war in Fodlan.
  • Comments: An interesting premise I don’t often see. A fic that basically asks what would happen in the Blue Lions route if f!Byleth never went into the 5 year hibernation, no time skip. So we have to see the Blue Lions retreat back to their homes, and it explores Dimitri’s growing inner demons, as well as a war not far behind them. And yes, a lot of Dimileth ship teasing.

Garland Moon by Sea Of Bones

  • Recommended by Apocrypha
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Dimitri/f!Byleth
  • Synopsis: Before the heavy rains take their toll, young people hurry to pick the last of the white roses. The ivory buds are woven into garlands and given as gifts to close friends or potential lovers. Byleth agrees to go flower-picking with the girls of Blue Lion House. She has never made a white rose garland before... and she doesn't know what they mean.
  • Comments: A very cute oneshot of Byleth misunderstanding the tradition of giving a white rose garland, Dimitri crushing on her, and everyone but her knowing about it. Bonus points for having a nice bonding moment for the Blue Lions girls as well.

Crimson Heart by TheLambchop

  • Recommended by nitewind
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Edelgard/Male!Byleth
  • Synopsis: Reunited after five years apart, Byleth returns to a land embroiled in war. As he fights at his Emperor's side, he must ask himself, do they walk the just path? How far will they go to bring about a brighter future? And what makes him so ready to follow Edelgard to the bitter end? A slightly altered telling of Crimson Flower with many original scenes within.
  • Comments: A great Edelgard/Byleth fic that interestingly starts after the time skip.

to fall in love again by mochee

  • Recommended by transparentanswer
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Claude/F!Byleth
  • Synopsis: "Who are you? Are you a spy for Edelgard?"
    "It's me, Byleth," she says, almost desperately.
    Claude’s next words cut through her like a knife, so earnest and true that she doesn’t doubt them for a second.
    “I don’t know a Byleth.”

    Or: Byleth comes back from her slumber to find out Claude has not only been ill with Hanahaki, but that he was forced to undergo surgery. There are consequences.
  • Comments: A gut-wrenching, wonderfully written take of the Hanahaki AU prompt. The relationship development is well done with a take of Byleth and Claude rebuilding their relationship from scratch during the post-time skip segment. Definitely worth a read for Claude/Byleth fans.

Scars by Cythieus

  • Recommended by Cardboard_Tube_Knight
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Edelgard/Claude
  • Content: NOT SAFE FOR WORK
  • Synopsis: Claude and Edelgard have been meeting up late at night in secret with one caveat: that he not ask her to remove her shirt or coat. When things come to a head and she reveals a long kept secret. Very obvious Edelgard x Claude. Spoilers for the Black Eagles route of Three Houses.
  • Comments: A little bit of a rare-pair story told between Claude and Edelgard that explores their Crimson Flower dynamic.

The Savior King, the Master Tactician and the Queen of Liberation by ReynaAtTheEnd

  • Recommended by kurohime666
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Parings: Dimitri/F!Byleth/Claude
  • Synopsis: Fate has a way of playing tricks on people even as it brings them together. Some of Foldan's legends say that when calamity comes, the goddess binds the souls of champions to ensure they fight at each other's side, onward to victory. Less spiritually-inclined individuals say that conflict makes friends, allies and more out of strange bedfellows.
    Or, in which Dimitri punches out a racist and history is changed as a result. A merging of the Blue Lions and Golden Deer storylines.
  • Comments: As stated by the synopsis, it's a combination of both the Blue Lions and Golden Deer routes into one storyline, the central focus on the developing relationship between Dimitri, Byleth and Claude and their interaction with the other characters. The story is told through the perspective of Dimitri, Claude and Byleth respectively as they deal with loss of loved ones, slowly unravel the secrets of the Fodlan and make discoveries about their past, with the fate of Fodlan soon falling on their shoulders in years to come. A must read for those who enjoy the Fandom-Specific Plot of the Blue Lions and Golden Deer routes merging and for Dimitri/Byleth/Claude fans.

Tales of the Golden Deer by Hazeel

  • Recommended by SilentScreamer99
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Byleth/Lysithea
  • Synopsis: A series of side stories centered around the Golden Deer with some emphasis on Byleth and Lysithea.
  • Comments: Contrary to what the short synopsis might indicate, there is actually quite a bit of depth to this story. Most of the story takes place in between the major story events, but that only serves to give Byleth's interactions with each of the Golden Deer more development. The main pairing of Byleth and Lysithea in particular is especially well-chronicled, with the story depicting how they go from mentor/mentee during the academy years to eventual romance post-Time Skip.

To Weather the Dark Collection by AdraCat

  • Recommended by Triggerjam
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Edelgard/F!Byleth, Dorothea/Petra, Catherine/Shamir
  • Synopsis: The monster is unveiled and a war begins. An Emperor moves her soldiers into place as the world tries to intercept. All the while, ghosts of what was and might have been linger. An attempt to bridge the gap between one woman's long sleep and another's struggle for liberation.
  • Comments: A stellar series of fics covering multiple things from the 5-yr timeskip to post-war Crimson Flower. The prose is engaging and fluid throughout.
  • Trope Page: To Weather The Dark Collection

Shall We Build a Kingdom? by CrimeaRiver

  • Recommended by JackTheHammer
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Edelgard/Dimitri, background Claude/F!Byleth, background Sylvain/Ingrid
  • Synopsis: The tale of Dimitri and Edelgard's reconciliation and romance on a deserted island and their eventual return to society, consequences and all.
  • Comments: A series currently in progress where Dimitri and Edelgard survive an assassination attempt by Those Who Slither In The Dark while out at sea which leaves them stranded on an island. During the first installment, Isle of Lords, Dimitri manages to coax Edelgard's memories back of their childhood friendship and rekindle their latent feelings for one another. The second installment, The Winds of Change, sees them return to a Fódlan that is struggling with power vacuums in Adrestia and Faerghus due to their presumed deaths, and attempting to forge a new path for the continent by manipulating those opportunities. Characterization is wonderfully accurate and the author manages to weave a very complex tale that diverges from canon in a skilled manner that feels incredibly natural. This is also the longest and most extensive Dimitri/Edelgard story ever written (most others tend to be one-shots or much shorter novella-style lengths), with both installments clocking in over 100,000 words (and the second still in progress).

bed of twigs by andreabandrea

  • Recommended by DaLucaray
  • Status: Complete series
  • Pairing: Marianne/Dorothea
  • Synopsis: At age 14, a closeted transgender Marianne von Edmund is on a trip with her parents in Enbarr when they vanish. Dorothea, in the height of her career with the Mittelfrank Opera Company, takes it upon herself to reunite the lost noble, 'Blue', with her family. As she helps Blue come to terms with her situation and her identity, a mysterious plot involving the Crest of Maurice unfolds.
  • Comments: A lovely soft romance between an especially uncommon pair that also explores transgender issues in a way that's gentle but somewhat involved; Marianne's general attitude of feeling like an unloveable monster certainly fits. In what is not a surprising twist if you know trans women who are fans of the game, this takes place in the Crimson Flower route, although while it ultimately agrees with Edelgard's wider plan it is critical of some of her actions, especially with regards to the Agarthans and her Flame Emperor identity. The romance is incredibly soft, loving, and fluffy, and all the major characters get a happy ending, regardless of canon.


Shackles by La Cerise

  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Pairings: Joshua/Marisa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Alternate Universe: Medieval Orient. And so everything has an ending, and this just so happened to be a joyous one. Marriage need not be troublesome, dull or miserable at all for the royal couple.
  • Tags: Drama/Romance
  • Comments: A very original story, it brings Marisa into an alien world she has never encounter before, and gradually - after many obstacles, falls in love with the prince. The flow is very natural while holding a balance amount of drama, which is something not all author can achieve. If possible, I also recommend you read the other stories of this author.

Shadows Under the Oak Tree by trimurti

  • Recommended by Sara Jaye, The Giant Rock
  • Pairings: Canas/his wife
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rekka no Ken, a long but very interesting take on Canas's backstory and relationship with his wife.
  • Tags: Friendship/Family
  • Comments: This was oddly cute. :3
    • A long read, but beautiful characterization.

Painting Portraits by Link015

  • Recommended by Sara Jaye
  • Pairings: Forde/Eirika
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This is a lovely oneshot about a much-forgotten Sacred Stones pairing, Forde/Eirika.
  • Tags: Romance/Humor
  • Comments: This pairing needs more love, period.
    • Caellach Tiger Eye: Agreed; it is greatly underappreciated in the fandom, despite having arguably the most heart of all Eirika and Forde's pairings. While I used to feel that Eirika wasn't stoic and reserved enough, it's actually to the story's benefit: her giggling and being so carefree in general emphasises how relaxed she is around Forde, which given her burdens during canon is a necessity. A charming one-shot that shows this pairing at it's most joyful.

Grains of Sand by Bartholomew Kamiro

  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Pairings: Joshua/Marisa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Some say it only takes a single instance to fall in love...or in the case of these two several. A series of loosely linked vignettes centering around Joshua and Marisa.
  • Tags: Romance/Humor
  • Comments: One of the best fanfic for this pairing, the story is simple but the way the author delivering the tales made it very enjoyable

Mountain Sage and Desert Tiger by CrossoverQueen

  • Recommended by Leradny
  • Pairings: Gerik/Saleh
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A series of oneshots revolving around Saleh and Gerik (in Sacred Stones) throughout the length of the game.
  • Tags: Romance/Drama
  • Comments: While it verges into spirituality more than actual romance, the author has clearly thought up her own fictional religions instead of renaming existing ones—most notably regarding Jehanna, whose belief system was fleshed out from a single sentence in one of the earlier chapters of the fic. The fic in general is very well-written, with the interaction in every chapter sounding more and more believable as the author grows into her style. Sacred Stones needs more love, and so do Saleh and Gerik.

Crossroads of the Heart by Lzn64

  • Recommended by Sycu
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Rath/Lyn/Hector/Florina-just to clarify, this is as in a love triangle/rectangle-with some Eliwood/Ninian, Fiora/Kent, Serra/Sain, and others
  • Synopsis: Takes place after the game. Lyn's tying up some loose ends in her life, and needs to make some tough choices.
  • Tags: Romance/Drama
  • Comments: A very well written fic, all the characters are believable. At times, heartwarming and touching, at other times, very angsty. Highly recommended; I loved the character dynamics. Unfortunately, the fic seems to be dead, so there won't be any definite ending. Despite this, it's definitely worth the read.

Perhaps It's What I've Become, Perhaps Not by Sir-Shademan

  • Recommended by Sydin, The Giant Rock
  • Pairings: Boyd/Mist, One-sided Rolf/Mist
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A monologue by Rolf. Rolf talks at "Mist" about his feelings for her, his resentment towards her relationship with his brother, and the burdens of being a soldier.
  • Tags: Angst/Drama
  • Comments: A surprisingly dark take on the Rolf/Mist/Boyd love triangle. It shows what psychological effects war would have on a boy Rolf's age, and how he might be forced to cope. Very sad, but very good.
    • Short and powerful, kinda like a well-trained Rolf.

The Shapes We Pray To by quickand2thepointless

  • Recommended by bakafia
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: The main ones are between Ike, Soren, Aimee, Elincia, Jorge and Geoffrey. Ike/Soren, Jorge/Aimee, Geoffrey/Elincia
  • Synopsis: Soren, Elincia, and Aimee are each desperately lost and on the verge of giving up hope, and all three try to turn to Ike for the love they are missing in their lives. Mostly Soren centric, spans throughout Po R and RD.
  • Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Romance
  • Comments: A good in-depth characterization study with steady story pace and no bashing whatsoever. Quite a gem to read.

No Longer Alone by Pureauthor

  • Recommended by: Fox Bluereaver, Link Season Master
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Mainly Franz/Amelia, although there are others stated or implied, such as Joshua/Natasha and Colm/Neimi.
  • Synopsis: A young knight of Renais... A lonely girl from Grado... this is their story. A retelling of FE: The Sacred Stones from the perspective of Amelia and Franz.
  • Tags: Romance/Adventure
  • Comments: The story stays very faithful to the game (following Ephraim's route). It makes heavy use of the support conversations not only between Franz and Amelia themselves, but also with the other characters, exploring their personalities more in-depth and making a lot of character development. It does have quite a few grammar and spelling mistakes, but it's overall a very well-written story, highly recommended if you enjoyed playing The Sacred Stones.

REKKA NO BADASS by sadal suud

  • Recommended by Trialman
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Eliwood/Lyn
  • Synopsis: In which Eliwood is a total badass.
  • Tags: Parody
  • Comments: This story is what can basically be called the Fire Emblem version of Thirty Hs. The insane descriptions are absolutely brilliant, and bring some of this best laughs in Fire Emblem fanfiction. The way the story describes these insane metaphors in such a sophisticated manner makes the whole thing even more worth the read, and adds even more hilarity when the sophistication gets thrown out the window at the end. The short length of the story is also great for those after a quick read.

I Now Pronounce You Man and Tree by LoZfan86

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Gatrie/Tree
  • Synopsis: Gatrie's going through a bit of a love-life crisis, and in his panic, he decides to take Shinon's comment about the tree seriously. What will the rest of the group think about this? One-shot. Definitely a crack fic, so you've been warned.
  • Tags: Humor/Parody
  • Comments: A crack fic about Gatrie marrying a tree. Has tons of tree puns and is pretty hysterical.

Let Me Lean On You by starlies

  • Recommended by Oracleof Destiny
  • Pairings: Hector/Lyndis
  • Status: Complete (With Epilogue)
  • Synopsis: In which Lyn is upset, Hector has peculiar dreams, and the two of them realize they have more in common than they think and, somehow, fall in love.
  • Comments: Wonderfully written, everyone is in character, and it'll tug at your heartstrings.

meatheads by lofty

  • Recommended by Boyd the Reaver
  • Pairings: Boyd/Mist
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: All Boyd wanted to do was offer his hand to Mist in marriage, but he never expected he had to eat his way to her heart... in a speed-eating match against Ike no less.
  • Comments: Ridiculously sweet and funny. Boyd and Mist is such an underrated couple and easily my OTP of Fire Emblem (hey, my avatar IS Boyd the Reaver, what did you expect?), and this fanfic really highlights why I love them so much, albeit in a funny, gross-out way. Everybody is completely in-character, and the events taking place is hilarious. I highly recommend this fanfic to anybody who's a fan of Boyd/Mist.

Hail the Marquess! A Fire Emblem Story by Spare Time Entertainment

  • Recommended by Scott Marshall
  • Pairings: Lyndis/Florina is the main one, with some Eliwood/Ninian and Raven/Lucius on the side
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jubilation in Caelin! On the fourth anniversary of his ascension to the seat, the great Marquess Eliwood of Pherae is to be honoured on a night of celebrations hosted by his dear friend, the Lady Lyndis. But despite the lavish presentation for her honoured guest, Lyn's heart is torn. With her own lordship imminent and her seat of Caelin guaranteed, would-be courtiers are flocking like vultures - but the most heartfelt and unassuming one of all is Lyn's own dearly beloved Florina. Meek as ever, Florina would need a miracle - or a master plan - to win Lyn's heart. Fortunately for her, a familiar tactician just rode back into town...
  • Comments: A delightfully lighthearted romantic comedy, what really makes this one stand out is the unique worldweary, cynical characterization of Mark, a character too often ignored in Blazing Blade fics.

Sunrise by wolfraven80

  • Recommended by: Albert Thompson Jr.
  • Pairings: Focuses on Seth/Eirika, but other pairings are stated or implied, such as Joshua/Natasha and Kyle/Syrene
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Seth is struck down in battle, he thinks for a moment that he might be dying. But what he wakes up to isn't the afterlife, it's... yesterday?
  • Comments: A "Groundhog Day" Loop romance is not the most common of premises, especially one that leans more on the dramatic side. But this ten-chapter story, taken from Seth's point of view, sought to create a heartfelt story, and it delivered. The story examines Seth's feelings for Eirika just before the final battle, and weaves a tale of love as he struggles to find a way to escape the time loop he is trapped in. With excellent characterization, solid pacing, and a plotline that hooks a reader despite the repetitive nature of the loop, this fanfic is definitely worth a read. Keep in mind, however, that there is some implied sexual content in the middle, although there is nothing explicit.

Crossover Fanfictions

Stories which crossover characters or elements from one game with another.

    Fire Emblem Crossovers 
When Tactics Collide by Koriember
  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Awakening and Fates
  • Synopsis: When three armies- Nohrian, Hoshidan, and Ylissean- and their respective personalities join forces, chaos ensues.
  • Tags: Adventure
  • Comments: Fire Emblem Fates meets the world of Fire Emblem Awakening. It’s exactly as chaotic as you’d expect, which in this case, is a good thing! Very well-written, with dialogue getting a special emphasis, as would be expected. Character interactions and dialogue are really the heart of this, but the plot is surprisingly well-thought-out entertaining as well. Grima, in particular, is a show-stealer when he appears. Diverges from the timelines of both Awakening and Fates (duh!). Uses “Kamui” as Corrin’s Hoshidan name.
    • An expanded version titled When Houses Collide also exists, which sends an eight-person team led by Lucina to Fodlan on a Naga mission to save Rhea. Robin (male) and Corrin (female), plus Azura, Tiki, and Lucina's brother Laslow (indicating Chrom married Olivia), are also involved. The prologue indicates a fanfiction being written by Bernadetta as the starting point.

Corrin & Robin - Supports by Veymorak

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Awakening and Fates
  • Synopsis: Corrin and Robin finally get support conversations, provided by yours truly. In the format true to that of Fire Emblem Support Conversations, C-A and C-S with different supports for each Fates Avatar gender.
  • Tags: Friendship
  • Comments: What if Corrin could support with the Robin amiibo? Written in script format, as per the standard Awakening/Fates support style, yet has some very clever ideas and is about as humorous as you’d expect.

Into the Outrealms by The Repeat

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Other Fire Emblem games
  • Synopsis: It has been eight months since Grima fell. A missing person must be found in the Outrealms. Conflict, Einherjar, and adventure await.
  • Tags: Adventure/Drama
  • Comments: Sequel to 'Dissonance' which is recommended above. This story is a hidden gem that explores the concept of the Outrealms incredibly in-depth. Like its precursor, it takes some of the ideas presented in Awakening and takes them to their logical extremes. Dialogue is incredibly witty, contrasting with a serious story very well, and the overarching plot is very wide and even bigger than 'Dissonance'. Characters act very realistically, and Morgan is a highlight. Explores the state of mind and rules of Einherjar. It's also notable for being one of the few fics to feature Old Hubba as a main character.

Fire Emblem The Self Insert Number a Bajillion by Longherin

  • Recommended by The Giant Rock
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Takes small elements across all of Fire Emblem universe.
  • Synopsis: Nerdboy falls into Fire Emblem. Nerdboy uses SCIENCE (dubiously) to solve problems. And when I say Science, I mean the kind that invariably happen when you give magic to someone who watches anime. Takes small elements across all of Fire Emblem universe.
  • Tags: Humor
  • Comments: A SI in the Awakening world, featuring occasional appearances from other FE characters. The SI uses improbable technological advancement as his primary weapon, but it's rather humorously hand-waved by technobabble that doesn't take itself too seriously. The blasé style of narration between the SI, author and the reader is refreshing, to-the-point and pretty funny.
    • Sorry, but I disagree. It's certainly entertaining if you shut off your brain, but... Between the blatant power fantasy (the author is well-revered in the Awakening world and everyone considers him a genius) and the ridiculous harem and sexualization (there's a segment where the main character goes into an Outrealm, and all the women in his harem wear cat ears and adore him), it's just stupid and unfun. And I'm not even going to start on the war scenes, which drag out for way too long and are much too elaborate. I'm all for self-aware crack and silliness, but this is certainly not self-aware. It reads like some neckbeard had a power fantasy and started writing about how much better and smarter he is than everyone else. In short, the fic is...well, if you're looking for SOMETHING to read, it's fine - otherwise, stay clear of this one. It's bad. - Robotortoise

Portal by SIGF

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead; last updated July 2019
  • Pairings: Leo/Sakura
  • Crossover with: Fire Emblem Fates and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  • Synopsis: With their respective kingdoms at war, Sakura and Leo find themselves mysteriously transported to another realm. Working together, will they be able to find a way to return home? And as they begin to develop feelings for each other and meet interesting friends along the way, will they even want to?
  • Tags: Romance/Adventure
  • Comments: It's very well written and characters are very true to the games. It doesn't gloss over very heavy-handed issues, instead embracing the discussion and exploration of them. Sakura and Leo are impeccably well-written, with Leo always favoring logic and reason over emotion.

Robin's Family Counselling (warning:refunds not accepted) by Chimebelle

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Dead; last updated November 2016
  • Crossover with: Awakening and Fates
  • Synopsis: Robin was annoyed. No. Actually, she very, extremely pissed, at Xander, Ryoma... in summary, at all of Corrin's siblings. Because what kind of brother or sister forced their loved one to choose one over the other? When it was absolutely obvious that such choice was tearing their precious princess apart? Corrin better be grateful for her interference.
  • Tags: Humor, Family, Godlike!Robin
  • Comments: There is some spelling, and grammar mistakes but I honestly didn't mind. This story is just so great! Basically Corrin is kidnapped by 'Grima' who is actually Robin, in a attempt to get Nohr and Hoshido to work together. But things don't always go the way you want them ;) SO Funny and I'm very excited to see where the Author is taking the plot!

What's in a Name by cesau

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Completed
  • Crossover with: Fire Emblem Fates and Fire Emblem Gaiden
  • Synopsis: The Corrinsexuals find a loophole in their curse and attempt to exploit it for all its worth.
  • Tags: Humor
  • Comments: One of the funniest fanfictions I've ever read. The premise is thus: The Fates "Corrinsexuals" (Flora, Scarlet, Izana, Gunter, etc.) all know that they can only copulate with Corrin - an invisible force prevents them from doing it with anyone else. Kamui, from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, magically gets transported into the Fates world...and since he shares a name with Corrin (Kamui), the curse doesn't apply to him. So, naturally, all of the Corrinsexuals try to get into his pants, and chaos ensues. Everyone is in-character, and the ridiculous scenario is handled with relative sincerity, making it an absolutely fantastic read.

A Future Tied by Fates by TheWerdna

  • Recommended by Leidolf
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Fire Emblem Fates and Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Synopsis: The war is over, Nohr has won, and Corrin, ridden by guilt and grieving the loss of Azura, is a broken man. Yet the threat of the Invisible Dragon remains and now he moves against the weakened kingdoms. When a mysterious tactician and a princess appear, can Corrin rise past his grief and work with them to save both their worlds? Continues story of "A Future Broken" and "A Future Disowned"
  • Tags: Adventure / Family
  • Comments: The latest in a trilogy of stories that follow Robin and Lucina, this entry takes place post-Conquest as they enter the world of Fates after Anankos decides to try invading the world of Awakening in retribution for Owain, Severa, and Inigo's interference. Now trapped along with a few others from their world, they must work together in order to deal with the Invisible Dragon. Good world-building and character interactions.
Journey-Through-Pressure bySousChefSean
  • Recommended by Roblu
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Pretty much everything regarding Fire Emblem because it's a Fire Emblem Heroes fanfic
  • Synopsis: Kiran isn't some great hero. He isn't a tactician, a warrior, or a wizard. Nonetheless, he's found himself the only hope for Askr in their war against an empire that would subjugate every world there is - including his own. Whether he likes it or not, he has no choice but to become the legend they need him to be. Hopefully, the heroes he summons may be able to help him get there.
  • Tags: Adventure/Drama
  • Comments: Probably the best Fire Emblem Heroes fanfic by the moment. Even though the author takes months to release the chapters, they contain at least 25000 words each one. The characters have all an excellent characterization and the plot is very realistic.

Yes, I Remember by HopelessRomantic1020

  • Recommended by: Ariachus and GarthSerca and BrandedKing
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Awakening and The Blazing Blade
  • Synopsis: When an unknown enemy drags the Lycian army's tactician, Robin, to the realm of Ylisse, Lyn gives chase in an effort to save the life of the man she adores. Now stranded in an unfamiliar land, the Lady of the Plains finds herself in caught up in yet another war, once again fighting alongside her precious tactician. A rewrite/expansion of "Do You Remember?" Canon-divergence.
  • Pairing(s): Chrom/Sumia, Robin/Lyndis
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Action, Adventure, Romance.

Three Houses,Three Legends by Captain Jack X

  • Recommended by mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates and Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Synopsis: A what-if story where Robin, Corrin, and Byleth find themselves working together as teachers at the Officer's Academy in Fodlan. Brought together for varying reasons, the three heroes must come together and unite if they hope to save the continent - and the Outrealms - from the brewing war.
  • Comments: Exactly what it says in the description. This fic is very well written; the author may be slow to update, but the quality of the chapters more than makes up for it. Seeing how Robin and Corrin interact with the people of Garreg Mach is brilliant as well. If you ever get the chance, check it out. You won't regret it.

Shepherding The Flock by Reverendswing

  • Recommended by Ajanisapprentice
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Synopsis: A traveling Robin and Lucina land themselves in Fódlan after mentions of an isolated continent beyond a notoriously treacherous sea pique Robin's interest. In order to learn more about the place, seek out answers to some questions he has, and earn enough money to pay the local Anna for a trip back to Ylisse in one fell swoop, Robin comes up with what Lucina thinks might be his most ridiculous plan yet : get them hired as instructors at the Garreg Mach Officer's Academy. The students and staff at the monastery learn to deal with their two new oddball foreign instructors. Somehow, this is a good thing.
  • Pairings: M!Robin/Lucina
  • Comments:
    • Exactly as the synopsis says. Reverendswing is a masterful author, managing to juggle the many many characters of Three Houses whilst adding Robin and Lucina without any trouble. The interactions between the Three Houses cast and the two Awakening members are exquisite, everyone in Three Houses staying perfectly in character despite the incredible shakeup Robin and Lucina's mere presence brings. Meanwhile, Robin and Lucina themselves are wonderful. While they may seem slightly different from the canon game counterparts (especially Robin at times), it never feels truly out of character. Rather, the author writes them as we'd have liekly seen them had Awakening had the same level of downtime and voice-acting as Three Houses; in essence Reverendswing expands upon the solid building blocks we had from Awakening to give us what Robin and Lucina look like when they aren't busy worrying about the fate of the world. On the topic of Robin and Lucina, their relationship is not the highlight of the story (it isn't a shipping fic) but it is very well written and always a delight to see for any Robcina shippers. This is also a bit of a word of wording to anyone who doesn't like the ship: it's not the focus of the story but it is prominent enough that it may bother you.
    • Additionally,this fic has some of the best worldbuilding I've ever seen in a Fire Emblem fic, especially in a crossover one. Explanations on the history of the world and how Fodlan is seperated from the Ylissean and Valmease continents (as well as the world as a whole) are given, discussions on the mechanics of magic, combat arts, skills and so on are present, deep dives into some bits of history like Gangrel's rise to power are provided as lessons to the young rulers. The attention to detail Reverendswing puts into things is astonishing, helping to make this one of the greatest fanfics I've had the pleasure of reading.
    • The fic itself has modest update speed as of recent, a chapter every month and a half to two months, but the quality more than makes up for this. It isn't beta-read, so there are some minor mistakes in grammar and spelling, though never does it even approach illegibility. While the story so far has stuck mainly to canon (this review is being written as of the 20th chapter's release which lines up with the post-Chapter 4/pre-Chapter 5 of Three Houses) this is only due to the fact that Robin and Lucina's arrival at the monastary was only a few weeks before the start of Three Houses and thus they've only been there for a handful of months. Reverendswing has said that their presence will cause some dramatic shakeups, which we've already begun to see some small hints towards. Expect a divergence from canon going forward.

Goddess of Wind, Thunder, and Fodlan by ReynaAtTheEnd

  • Recommended by: legomaniac90
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Synopsis: Ishtar would need a miracle to be freed from Julius's side. Tine needs a one-in-a-million chance to escape her tormentors. A mysterious spell that yanks both into the strange and unfamiliar world of Fodlan puts that chance into their hands. Will they be able to grasp it? How will the machinations of many be changed by the children of the Crusaders?
  • Comments: From the same author as The Savior King, the Master Tactician and the Queen of Liberation comes this tale that is just as well written as Savior King. Ishtar and Tine bounce well off each other and Byleth, and their confusion over Fódlan being much Lighter and Softer than Jugdral is portrayed excellently. Both Judgral and Fódlan are portrayed accurately, with Reyna capturing the tones of both lands perfectly. There’s even Adaptation Expansion that fleshes out most of the Jugdral characters like Loptuous and the Loptuous Cult. Well worth the read.

    General Crossovers 

From Eorzea to Fódlan with Love by Lord Kragan.

  • Recommended by: Berzerkerking.
  • Crossover with: Final Fantasy XIV.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The warrior of light goes missing, thrown into the foreign land of Fódlan. There, by a twist of fate, he ends up joining the teaching staff of the Garreg Monastery. There, with the help of the storied Ashen demon, he will trample the fine and delicate political balance of Fódlan and the many schemes interwoven beneath it. All for the sake of playing matchmakers, and worth it nonetheless.
  • Commentary: the first to third chapters are the weaker links of the story. Nonetheless the interactions between the characters are quite often times on point and brim with character and passion. I was particularly impressed by Dimitri's visions, which were quite more unsettling than the standard fare most authors do.

Legacy of the Forgotten, by Gryphon

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Complete (now with Sequel)
  • Crossover with: Evangelion
  • Synopsis: Setting the Eva characters in a FE-inspired setting and borrowing some of the mechanics, the classes, and the Fire Emblem. For fifteen years the Empire has been in war with the nation island of Yamato. Asuka, Imperial warrior, is sailing towards Yamato when a storm strikes the invading fleet and she gets stranded in Yamato. She gets rescued and taken in by Shinji Ikari, Lord of Akuro, and very soon she gets tangled up in a conflict that is more complex than she previously imagined.
  • Pairings: Shinji/Asuka, Hikari/Touji
  • Tags: Adventure/Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

Dragonslayer (Old Version, New Version) by nivlac

  • Recommended by Doomkiller10
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2021
  • Crossover with: Berserk
  • Synopsis: He's missing an eye, a hand, and he has a sword thats larger than his new traveling companions. All he can remember, is his name. Guts. Slowly however, his memory was returning, bit by bit. When all the pieces of the puzzle fit, what would happen? Until then, he would stay with these "Shepards."
  • Tags: Adventure/Mystery
  • Comments: Probably one of the very few good Berserk fanfics I've read, and there isn't many to begin with. Guts is kept fairly well in character and is as awesome as he usually is. A very interesting concept, and one that should definitely be checked out if you enjoy both franchises.
  • Comments: I'd have to disagree with the above comment. Guts is not written nearly as strong as he should be with the Berserker Armor, there's a lot of grammar issues, and a plot point that appears in a later Chapter throws the lore of Berserk and Fire Emblem Awakening into the trash.

Ace Attorney: Awakening by Sith Droideka

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Ace Attorney
  • Synopsis: Chrom sues Frederick for sexual harassment. Everything is completely normal.
  • Tags: Humor/Friendship
  • Comments: A very funny, very silly fanfiction that goes exactly where you'd expect it to in a Phoenix Wright vs. Ace Attorney crossover, and the dialogue is fun and on-point.

Armed to the Teeth by Boyd the Reaver (No longer existed)

  • Recommended by Avalon2163
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Warhammer
  • Synopsis: After Mist's unexpected demise during the final battle with Ashera, Boyd traverses through the outrealms to find a way to resurrect her. He'd end up finding that answer in the grim, dark future with a certain Blood God willing to have an arm wrestling contest with him. Unfortunately for Khorne, Boyd's soul proves to be more trouble than he's worth.
  • Pairings: Boyd/Mist
  • Tags: Fantasy/Humor
  • Comments: Scamming Cthulhu at it's finest. The jokes are great, the characterization is spot-on, and the whole fanfic is one giant love letter to both franchises as well as a clear nod to Creed. It's a damn shame the author is barely known, he's very creative, so I put in a recommendation for him. A great, funny and even heartwarming one-shot if you seek to escape the grimdark nature of Warhammer 40K.

Fugere Illusion: Fates of Illusion by VaatiStar

  • Recommended by Proton Mudkip
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Touhou Project
  • Synopsis: Book 3 in Fugere Illusion Heroes arise when the dragon comes calling, but spread across time in a new world they must find their own paths. Some live and others die... but in the end it all comes back to a single fate. Brings in characters from both Touhou Project and Fire Emblem games of all kinds.
  • Tags: Adventure/Friendship
  • Comments: Despite all the spelling errors, which may or may not have been corrected by now, This is a rather well-written story, and definitely worth looking into. While a few things that are written in confusing, everything written in has a purpose of some sort, often times it is why the character does this or that, and takes place immediately, and some have yet to be revealed. The pace varies throughout, of course, but often keeps a moderate pace, and has very little clunks in it, if any. Overall, this story is well written and a worthwhile read.

Spawn of Fell by Anichame

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Tokyo Ghoul
  • Synopsis: An albino boy is found on the wayside with no memories, not even of himself. He soon remembers his name, Robin, but only more mysteries appear. Why has he got such high senses and unmatched power? Why does food smell horrible to him, yet human flesh delicious? Why does his left eye turn black and red? [F E13x TG, Suitable for readers of n/either fandom! M for gore.]
  • Pairing(s): Chrom/Sumia, Emmeryn/Robin, Lissa/Lon'qu
  • Tags: Childhood Trauma, Rating May Change, Psychological Trauma, Angst and Hurt/Comfort, Tragedy, Horror, Background Relationships, Vomiting, Brutal Murder, Graphic Description, Dubious Morality, Morally Ambiguous Character, Emotional Instability, Tokyo Ghoul: re, Emotionally Unstable Character, Past Torture, Implied/Referenced Torture
  • Comments: If you've read/watched Tokyo ghoul you can handle this. This is so far my fav crossover with Fire emblem!!! Really well written and seriously needs more love!

Exhume by Sub-Atomic Grape

  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Warm Bodies
  • Synopsis: She knows her name starts with an R, but not much else. Un-life as a Risen is dull, until a chance meeting with a group of survivors known as the Shepherds changes her outlook entirely, and breathes something back into a dying world. (Warm Bodies inspired AU)
  • Pairing(s): M/F Chrom/Robin
  • Tags: Romance/Supernatural
  • Comments: Three chapters of wonderful writing by the same Author of Blood Of Dragons! This story was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it! You don't need to watch Warm Bodies to read it.

Turnabout Tactics: Mens Rea by The Erudite

  • Recommended by Robotortoise
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Ace Attorney
  • Synopsis: Robin LeBlanc is an upstart attorney, granted a firm all his own by his vanished mentor. Well... "firm" might be overstating it, since it's just the building and one secretary. When Robin gets a call from an old friend one evening, his world and the legal world in Ylisse begin to change forever. AU. Rated T for some violence/blood and mild language.
  • Tags: Mystery/Drama
  • Comments: A very entertaining, very true-to-source Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney/Fire Emblem crossover. The main character, Robin, takes on Phoenix's role, and investigates and prosecutes cases just like the real deal in this Fire Emblem-themed mashup. Takes place in a modern alternate universe, yet the characters still refer to Naga, the Grimleal, etc. The cases are all very well thought-out and well written, as is expected of the genre.

Leo vs. The World by PT_Piranha

  • Recommended by Hammershark
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Synopsis: In the modern-day Nohr, young Leo lived his life day to day with his annoying roommate and his band, the Rockin' Troopas. But then everything changed when Leo met a certain pink-haired woman. "I guess… if we w-want to see each other, you have to… you have to defeat my seven Evil Exes." "...It's really not so bad."
  • Tags: Action & Romance/Parody
  • Comments: Primarily a Leo/Sakura piece. Very humorous and maintains the charm of the film version of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Rated T for violence, mild language, and a few sex jokes here-and-there. I wholly recommend this to anyone and everyone.

The Legend of Fodlan by Leirbag15

  • Recommended by Gab1
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Synopsis: By leaving his homeland, he had hoped to revitalize his life, to find the excitement of his evil-fighting days once again. When he finds himself at Garreg Mach, he doesn't yet realize that he is going to get everything he wished for - for better, but especially for worse.
  • Tags: Adventure & Fantasy
  • Comments: Basically, Link becomes unsatisfied with his life in Hyrule and gets on a quest in search of adventures, eventually ending in Fodlan. The two universes are both well integrated so far, and there is a good insight in Link’s personality. It has only just begun, but it shows potential.
  • Link for Archive of Our Own
  • Now has a trope page.

Ars Goetia by Fox On Pie

  • Recommended by nitewind and GarthSerca
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Persona
  • Synopsis: Byleth Eisner knew she was born a mercenary, she decided to live as a mercenary, and she assumed she would die a mercenary. The cards, however, told her that a different fate was in store for her, and meeting it would require the two skills she lacked in life: understanding people and understanding herself.
  • Comments: A great fic that places Female!Byleth as the Fool fumbling her way through human interaction while still being badass on the battlefield.
  • link Link for Archive of Our Own
  • Tropes page.

Three Houses Saga by RenegadeBraveheart

  • Recommended by Juggernaut Ren
  • Status
    • White Houses: Complete
    • Azure Moon: Coming soon
  • Crossover with: Zombie Land Saga
  • Synopsis: (Author's summary—) A weird and random crossover. When the members of Franchouchou, plus their zombie dog and manager, end up in Fódlan, they must attend the Officers Academy until they can find some way to get them home. Watch as Bernadetta tries to avoid being bitten by the Legendary Tae Yamada, Lily enjoys sweets with Lysithea, and Sylvain makes the wrong decision and flirts with Saga Jeune Ai Mizuno.
  • Comments: Surprisingly a fun time with strange character interactions between the casts. Support conversations and character moments are solid. Also has a little cute crossover ship that kinda works. Overall not too shabby.
  • Tags: Action, Adventure, Humor, Drama

Three Souls by LunaricFairy12

  • Recommended by Papamario
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Persona 4
  • Synopsis: Three beings share a body. Throw in time travel, some bonding, lots of pining, and you get chaos in every form. Yu is ready. Byleth is eager. Sothis wants to fall into a coma. Or Yu Narukami and Byleth Eisner New Game + so hard they end up in the same body.
  • Tags: Fluff & Angst
  • Comments: A well-written crossover that fuses the Supports of Fire Emblem with the Social Links of Persona. Yu and Byleth also are able to swap between who's in control of Byleth's body. Sothis has to deal with two emotional brick walls at once. The Goddess is not amused.
  • Has a tropes page.

Unexpectedly, My Otherworldly Fantasy Adventure Goes Right by Taine

  • Recommended by Ariachus
  • Crossover with: OreGairu
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Hikigaya gets thrown into the world of Ylisse right before the War.
  • Tags: If any are known. These would be things like W.A.F.F., Lemon, Crack Fic, etc.

Fire Emblem Three Dangan by Za_Waruldo_is_MINE

  • Recommended by Vapor0907
  • Crossover with: Danganronpa
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The next season of Danganronpa is upon us. 25 ‘Ultimate Students’ have been chosen and sent to the luxurious Hope’s Peak Monestery. Of course their memories were wiped and a few Personalities may have been tweaked a bit but hey! That’s just show business. Besides the killing game doesn’t have a rule against messing with the source material.

Whom She Found by HylianHero5465

  • Recommended by AmityDreams
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: The Legend of Zelda
  • Synopsis: Before the battle with Nergal, before the fight for Caelin, before her journey began, Lyn found a young man unconscious on the Plains of Sacae, only he wasn't a tactician or even from the same world.
  • Tag: Adventure
  • Comments: Probably one of the best crossover stories I've had the pleasure to stumble across; to put it simply, it's an adaptation of The Blazing Blade but with the Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask incarnation of Link replacing the tactician. While there are grammar issues, long paragraphs, and Link can be OP at times, it's a surprisingly solid read for a fanfic that's been ongoing for over 15 years with slow updates. With exceptional character interactions, well-done action and suspense, and comedy scenes giving a balance to the story's seriousness, it's worth checking out if you're hoping to find a good crossover between these franchises.

An Awakening in Cold Steel by YuShaJi

  • Recommended by SilentScreamer99, GarthSerca, Deegeetal
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
  • Synopsis: Morgan starts her new life as a student at Thors Military Academy. Naturally, she finds herself in the middle of a growing crisis.
  • Comments: While admittedly leaning more towards the Trails side than the Fire Emblem side, the author deserves major props for the way they were able to seamlessly weave Morgan into the Trails universe, and considering how the Trails games are infamous for having a tightly-knit narrative that leaves no stone unturned, that is saying a lot. Morgan still retains the aspects of her personality that made her endearing in her Awakening, but now there's an air of intrigue floating around her since her past is only shown through flashbacks. The first several chapters have a case of Early-Installment Weirdness, as the author was trying to find their footing at the beginning, but once it starts reaching original content separate from the main game's storyline, it becomes an engaging read.

Demon in Fodlan by Mundatorem

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Fate/Grand Order
  • Synopsis: Goetia, surviving his failure at the Temple of Time, finds himself in a new world. Despite the rather unusual nature of it, he finds himself disappointed that he see's much of the same human nature that he saw on Earth. Determined to discover what it was that made human life worth the struggle, he decides to use his second chance to find the meaning of his own life.
  • Comments: After being defeated by Fujimaru, Goetia ends up stranded on Foldlan. Under the disguise of Solomon, he decides to observe humanity once more when he senses unknown magic being cast, leading him to meet Byleth and the three House Leaders in Remire Village. Soon the one-armed mage becomes the librarian assistant in the monastery as he tries to solve its mysteries which has intrigued him...
  • Fem!Byleth: Blue Lions, Goetia: Golden Deer (Unofficially)
  • Has a trope page.

Outlaw Knight by Ernestrunningaway

  • Recommended by: mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Red Dead Redemption II
  • Synopsis: Defeated by his nemesis, abandoned by the man he gave his life to, and dying from his ravaged lungs, Arthur Morgan was certain his time was at an end as he looked to the dawn one last time. But through the will of fate, or some silent, unknowable power, he awoke to a foreign land, tended to by strangers. Among them, none baffled him more than this cobalt-haired girl with a sword...
  • Comments: This is one of the last kind of crossovers I'd imagine anybody making, but honestly? The author makes the premise really work, especially with how the characters interact off each other. Arthur and Byleth's interactions together are the highlights of the fic so far, and I look forward to seeing where the author goes with this story once it really gets started.

The Heroes of Legend by Critica7

  • Recommended by: mrthischarmingman2
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with The Legend of Zelda
  • Synopsis: One day, the students of Garreg Mach disappeared without a trace. Two weeks later, they returned, having spent three years in Hyrule. This is their story.
  • Comments: From the writer of The Miracle of Life comes another incredible piece. Watching the main characters on their adventures in Hyrule has proven to be a very entertaining experience, even if at the moment I feel that Link is being overshadowed by the colourful characters of Three Houses. Nevertheless, I'm excited to see what awaits them all as the story goes on, and how their experiences will effect the future of Fodlan upon their return.

Professor Joker by 0n3dge

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover With: Persona 5
  • Synopsis: It was going so well. They'd won. They'd stolen the world back... So why is Joker's reward another world on the brink of ruin? Crests? Magic's real here? And now teaching? Next you'll say the Metaverse is here in Fódlan as well... Okay, that was sarcasm but sure, why not? A Phantom Thief's work is never easy, or ever done it seems
  • Comment: Just as the final battle was over, Ren and Morgana found themselves at Fodlan, encountering Jeralt and Byleth. While Byleth and Ren choose Black Eagle house, the first two new Phantom Thieves in this new world were the Golden Deer's Claude & Lysethia.

Alternative Title(s): Fire Emblem Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates, Fire Emblem Gaiden, Fire Emblem Three Houses