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My Immortal by Tara Gilesbie (link)
  • Recommended by: People with brain problems and "goffs".
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The most infamous So Bad, It's Good fic in the fandom. Possibly in any fandom. Type 'worst fanfic ever' into Google and this is what you'll get. Good luck figuring out what the author's saying, though. Oh, you want a description of the plot? Sorry, but we're trying to figure out what she said too.


  • Recommended by: People with brain problems (of the "testosterone overdose" kind).
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  • Status: Dead (last updated February 2015)
  • Synopsis: A series of episodes with a limited relation to each other; most revolve around killing things and liberal usage of the eff-word. It starts with Dobby wearing Powered Armor which has a chainsaw mounted on its groin, and gets more extreme from there.
  • Worffan 101: this fic is perfect, it would give SAXTON HAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLEEEEEE!!!!! Testosterone Poisoning. The manliness in this story could fuel an intergalactic faster-than-light starship.

Hogwarts of Heaven by Silver Suffering (now Sraosha). (Link defunct. If anyone has a copy saved, feel free to share...)

  • Recommended by: People who like Marty Stues, randomness and Bella Swan/Anita Blake-action.
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: Chestere Le Valiente plays a rocking electric guitar solo on a shiny wooden saxophone while wondering what life would be like if he was a female 16 year old Indonesian gymnast who was secretly working to bring down the government and force the world to wear pink tuxedos. He is very disappointed that purple giraffes are not permitted to drink from the toilets at Hogwarts. And then, a whole load of even more random things happen.
  • Note by the author himself. After discovering the madness that was My Immortal, I wanted to try my hand at a trollfic. It had a few reviews, but after a while I lost interest. The idea was that every 10 chapters, we'd have a moment of normality where Draco tries to stop the madness, but I decided I wanted to write more serious stories. I've deleted the files, sadly, and I'm not tempted to rewrite any of it. Although reading that synopsis makes me laugh at how messed up the story became. Do feel free to check out Persona Duality, though! (lol shameless plug)

Love at first sight by Motley Krew. (link)

  • Recommended by: People who like Minimalism.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A shipping fic between Hermione and Severus Snape

The God of the Lost by Gravidy

  • Recommended by Cherico
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Draco and Hermione get lost in Germany's Black Forest.

Harry Potter and the Acts of Betrayal by Clell 65619

  • Recommended by: Sharpfang, Looney Toons, feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Semiclassic "everyone has been lying to Harry about everything" plot. Very AU. Bashing of pretty much everyone. Mind Control Sex. Language. Dumbledore decides the Old Families won't tolerate the Chosen One being with a mudblood. Sucks to be Ron and Ginny.
  • Pairing(s): Harry/Hermione, Harry/Daphne Greengrass
  • Tags: Lemon, Ron the Death Eater

Hybrid Destiny by ame3565

  • Recommended by: Metz77
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hooooly crap. The be-all-end-all of epic-length Drarry creature-fics. In an AU seventh year — the fic was written post-Half-Blood Prince, but Dumbledore is still alive — Harry comes into his magical inheritance, but instead of getting a boost to his magic, transforms into a fae/elf hybrid. Meanwhile, Narcissa Malfoy is tortured, raped and murdered (offscreen) for not allowing Voldemort to take Draco as a bride. Dumbledore gives asylum to Draco and Lucius while also keeping Harry at Hogwarts while he deals with his new powers. What follows is a 76,000-word-long snafu of a fic filled with labyrinthine logic, slash, smut, strange pairings, Ron (and Ginny!) the Death Eater, and mpreg, without a single character remaining in-character for more than a paragraph at a time.
  • Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Hermione/Blaise
  • Tags: Lemon

The Demon Who Lived by Kolarthecool

Jaded Eyes of a Prodigy and its sequel Jaded Eyes of a Haunted Soul by wickedlfairy17. Has its own page here.

  • Recommended by feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: non-explicit Tom/Harry, James/Lily, Snape/OFC, one-sided Snape/Lily, Harry/OMC, Alucard/Harry, Sirius/OFC, Dumbledore/Grindelwald
  • Synopsis: Dark!Harry, Harry learned early anything you do you do for yourself. Discovering Magic early in life he will set out to change the world in a way no one expected. Dark, twisted and slightly insane he will give Voldemort a run for his money. However, not everything is as it seems and there are surprises at every turn. Will his revenge be obtained or like many before him will he fall short? In a world nothing is certain and power means everything a lot will stand in his way. Soon, Voldemort and the entire world will not know what hit them! Harry will surprise them all but mostly he will surprise himself, can he obtain it all or will the world fall apart around him? How will the Light handle the monster they have created?

Hogwarts School of Prayer And Miracles by proudhousewife. Has its own page here.

  • Recommended by Exo Saeptus
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Do you want your little ones to read books; and they want to read the Harry Potter Books, but you do not want them to turn into witches? Well-this is the story for you! This story has all the adventure of JKR's books, but will not lead your children astray. For concerned mommies everywhere! Blessings! Grace Ann. Features Ron the Death Eater and Luna as a communist vegetarian fornicating Hufflepuff, the Houses in switched roles, a twisted version of the Christian message and Hogwarts in America.
  • Worffan 101: Whether it's a trollfic or not, this is absolutely hilarious in a way only surpassed by M. Night Shyamalan films.

Hogwarts Hidden Truth by timeturneruser

  • Recommended by hackstory
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Basic idea what if Harry during the summer dated a girl and when he returned to Hogwarts with her found out she was his twin sister careful contains incest.
  • Comments: a story that is profound only in its inanities, I found this while browsing Harry/OC stories, and after reading the description (quoted verbatim above) . . . well, how could I not? It's every bit as abysmal as it sounds and then some, but it's oddly . . . compelling . . . for some reason.

Harry Potter Becomes A Communist by HardcoreCommie. Has its own page here.

  • Recommended by Progeny Ex Machina
  • Status: Complete
  • Warnings: Sexual content, Cluster F-Bomb, uncounted varieties of Strawman Political Ron the Death Eater, Canon Defilement
  • Synopsis: Inspired by Uncle Vernon's hatred of Communism, Harry gets his hands on The Communist Manifesto and becomes obsessed with it. He returns to Hogwarts, only to find it transformed into a capitalist nightmare under a new teacher, Professor Halliburton Pepsi. So he starts recruiting his classmates to fight the tyranny. Ridiculously OOC politically-fueled drama ensues.
  • Streetfighter II Video Spinoff: This fanfic inspired a spinoff set in the year 2020 where Communist Harry Potter, with the help of Karl Marx, struggles to liberate the world from capitalism by fighting the evil Mr. C. Apitalism and his lackeys. Requires knowledge of the Streetfighter canon and of the fanfic. The video can be watched here.
  • Dramatic Readings: There are many on Youtube. One with the whole saga read can be found here.
  • Powerupz 77: This story is rather entertaining, provided you that are willing to overlook the vulgarities that Harry spouts in almost every sentence and the wrongness on so many levels, until you realize that the author may be expressing his sincere opinion here.
  • Worffan 101: Speaking as an actual socialist, this story is clearly a trollfic. Note how McGonagall is actually being pretty fair and is one of the sanest people in the fic, and how there's constant references to Commmunist!Harry not noticing many beautiful groupies. The author also has impeccable spelling and grammar ONLY in the story but not in the author's notes, which is extremely unlikely for a FFN story if it were not a troll. That said...this story is hilarious

Harry Potter Turns To The Lord by SaintAbraham

  • Recommended by Pistols At Dawn
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Troubled by bad dreams, Harry goes on a soul-searching journey, where he meets a mysterious man, and is introduced to the Bible. Yes, the Bible. With his eyes now opened to the evils of Witchcraft, Harry returns to spread the news of Jesus Christ to the other sinners at Hogwarts, and apparently forgets about the whole defeating-Voldemort thing, because that never comes up again.

The Betrothal Situation by GryffindorTom

  • Recommended by Tommy 91
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Harry/Susan/Flora C/Hestia C
  • Warnings: Language and violence throughout, Dumbledore, Molly and Ron bashing, scenes of sexual activity and several character deaths
  • Synopsis: A visit to Gringotts Bank to claim his inheritance after the death of Sirius Black provided a really big shock to Harry Potter when he found out he was betrothed to his secret girlfriend, Susan Bones, plus the twin daughters of Alecto Carrow.

Who Is Voldemorts Dad? The Tales of Vernon Dursly! by D'arkYagam'i

  • Recommended by Trialman
  • Status: Dead Fic
  • Pairings: Harry/Ginny
  • Synopsis: For years Harry Potter fans have wondered who Voldermorts dad is? NOW WE FIND OUT! Has Harry/Ginny! And also some bad words but they are all blocked out. Also has some car chases!
  • Comments: From the author of Light and Dark The Adventures of Dark Yagami, comes this amusing little piece where it turns out that Voldemort is the son of Vernon Dursley, who is apparently a wizard. After Dumbledore tries to attack Vernon, and has his attempt backfire, Vernon invokes You Kill It, You Bought It on the post of Hogwarts Headmaster. It's short, but has the author's trademark over the top humour.