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  • Recommended by Gamebird
  • Comments: Fantastic series of fanfictions based on the adventures of Hesam Malik and Peter Petrelli as paramedics in New York. Hesam has, all told, probably ten minutes of screen time over the entire TV show, but Gold Seven creates an entire cast of believable, realistic EMTs and fills in missing moments throughout the show, whenever Peter was shown at work. She also has drawings (really good ones!) of the characters and a glossary of EMT terms. One of the few fics that teaches you as you read it.

Connie Welsh

  • Recommended by Gamebird
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  • Comments: Powerful, moving erotic Peter/Sylar slash stories.

Texts From Primatech

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.

What You Wish For, by cerebel. (Male/Male)

  • Recommended by Tabby
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Mohinder/"Nathan", others
  • Synopsis: A Fix Fic for the Fridge Logic question of why Matt didn't realize that it wasn't really Nathan in the Oval Office.
  • Comments: Yes, it was adequately explained in the show, but even though the intent behind it bugs me the story is still awesome and still works perfectly well with canon. It's got Matt's voice down better than almost any other story I've seen, and I am damn picky about my Matt fic. Contains a male/male relationship, but only one mildly explicit sexual reference.

Purgatory by Alydia_Rackham

  • Recommended by Gamebird
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This superb story fills in all the missing moments of the fifth season show The Wall, showing more realistically and completely how two enemies could become allies. It is a fascinating, engaging and at times wrenching psychological journey. Peter and Sylar, no slash.
  • Comments: There is a sequel called Poenitentia (Complete) by the same author that is also outstanding.

Cell by sinemoras09

  • recommended by Dont Kill Bugs
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Claire/Adam
  • Synopsis: Adam and Claire, locked up in a Primatech cell.
  • Comments: Very similar to the below-mentioned Unmade, Cell, is a hard fic to classify. Is it a Dark Fic? There are too many comedic/cute moments interspersed between the Tear Jerker moments for that. Is it a comedy? Too much of a Tear Jerker. Is it a romance? A little yes, a little no. However you classify it, Cell is a definite Tear Jerker that any Heroes fan should read. Warning:Character Death.

We All Break the Same by The Awesome Factory

  • recommended by Dont Kill Bugs
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Claire/Adam (Friendship)
  • Synopsis: In an AU where Linderman's plan to destroy New York led to a Nuclear Apocalypse, Adam and Claire meet over a fire. If you're going to live forever, no sense in doing it alone.
  • Comments: A rather touching story that plays on the similarities between Adam and Claire, who is cranked into high Woobie levels for this story. A great read.

Comedy stories.

Road (To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions) Trip by squills

  • Recommended by feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Many.
  • Synopsis: "There are so many different ways to save the world...and so many different ways to screw it all up." The consequences of idiot heroes playing with time travel. Staring Mohinder Suresh, Peter Petrelli, Angela Petrelli, Sylar (and mentions of others).
  • Comments: Very funny commentary on the slashiness of the show. Some language.

Which Peter is it Anyway? by zookitty

  • Recommended by feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Beginning of Season 3, the consequences of an Idiot Hero playing with time travel. Staring Peter and Nathan.
  • Comments: Short, hilarious little crack fic.

Heroes Abridged With Commentary by Anonymius

Heroes In A Chatroom by Yellowfur

  • Recommended by Meshakhad
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The Heroes characters in a chatroom.
  • Comments: The usernames alone make it hilarious, but when they start breaking out their powers...

Mohinder's Twelve Days of Christmas by Besarien

  • Recommended by: Dont Kill Bugs
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Mohinder/Sylar
  • Synopsis: What could be worse for Mohinder than Christmas with Agent Hanson? One cup of caffeine that she's not sharing and a serial killer spreading Yuletide cheer.
  • Comments: A very funny fic where Mohinder, under FBI questioning, describes the various gifts Sylar gave him for the Twelve Days of Christmas, including ten teeth, six million dollars, and three dead Petrelli's.

Diary Of Lyle Or Is It Larry? by Blue Whitney

  • Recommended by: Causality Star
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): One-sided Sylar/Claire (not really pairing-centric)
  • Synopsis: No one can take that much neglect without cracking, and Lyle is no exception. Herein he chronicles his love of weed, his experimentation with tights, and the forging of one unholy alliance.
  • Comments: A very funny yet slightly angsty fic where Lyle is a stoner who must deal with constantly being overshadowed by his sister. Lyle also becomes obsessed with tights and capes and forms an odd partnership with Sylar. Sylar spends most of his free time stealing powers or obsessing over Claire (hence the one-sided Sylar/Claire). Told in the form of diary entries written by Lyle.

A Very Larry Thanksgiving by Blue Whitney

  • Recommended by: Causality Star
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): One-sided Sylar/Claire (Like the previous fic, this one pokes fun at Sylar's obsession with Claire.)
  • Synopsis: A squeal/companion fic to "Diary Of Lyle Or Is It Larry". This explains what Lyle was really up to during the "Thanksgiving" episode of season 4, because no one actually has school on a public holiday. Told in the form of Lyle's diary entries.
  • Comments: It's just as funny as the last fic. Lyle continues to be obsessed with tights and capes and Mr. Muggles is still his nemesis. Lyle is still pissed off about being ignored all the time in favor of Claire. Sylar shows up and he and Lyle have a Thanksgiving dinner consisting of questionable brownies and per usual, Sylar is obsessed with Claire.

Unmade by Corona

Deep Sleep by Del Rion

  • Recommended by feral, seconded by Hazgarn
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: None unless you really want to make an effort. (i.e. no more Ho Yay than is in the show)
  • Synopsis: Peter always wanted to be a hero, but after the greatest failure of his life, all that's left to do is to try repairing the damage he caused; battling his arch-enemy until the end of the world and beyond suddenly doesn't seem far-fetched at all.
  • Comments: A Bad Future world where Peter becomes the American government's secret weapon. (Think Dr. Manhattan or Weapon X). Now has a sequel. (Complete)

A Walk On The Other Side by yo_mawari

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

A Different Kind Of Special by Cazrolime

  • Recommended by Tabby
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Sylar/Heidi. .
  • Synopsis: Takes the Unfortunate Implications of Sylar impersonating Nathan and runs with it beautifully.
  • Comments: If you're in the market for good, unusual "Five Years Gone" fic, look no further. It is brilliant.

Nascent by Svilleficrecs

  • recommended by brittanyw
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Peter/Claire
  • Synopsis: Claire and Peter push the limits of the regenerative power. Set vaguely in an AU from season one.
  • Comments: Quite long (more than 20k words). It's very carnal, focused on physicality and sexuality. Killer ending.

Complications by Isagel

  • recommended by brittanyw
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Zane!Sylar/Mohinder
  • Synopsis: Takes place in S1, before Mohinder finds out who Zane is.
  • Comments: What I love most is the sections about clockwork that frame the story.

Finesse by tiptoe39

  • recommended by Maxwell_Edison
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Adam/Monica
  • Synopsis: Monica tells the story of a bank heist she and Adam foiled, taking detours down memory lane along the way.
  • Comments: This takes a very cracky pairing and just makes it work. The POV (first person from Monica's perspective) really helps to set the tone, and her voice is very well written.

Forgotten by Lara-Van

  • recommended by Snowlilly
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Future!Peter/Daphne
  • Synopsis: A chronicle of Peter and Daphne's relationship in the Season 3 future, with several interesting insights into alternate character motivations for their characters.
  • Comments: Lara-Van takes a pairing I hadn't actually thought about, twists it into a lovely ball of sadness and sweetness, adds a bit of woobie-Peter and thrusts into the oven that is your heart with the speed and finesse of an eagle's spiral dive. Gorgeous imagery and good writing make it even better.

First Time by AllyKat (Dexter Crossover)

  • Recommended by feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dexter catches Sylar. The End.

Threat Grin by htebazytook (Dexter Crossover)

Splatter by my_young_friend (Dexter Crossover)

  • Recommended by feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Sylar/Dexter
  • Synopsis: Porn with Plot Slash Fic. After investigating a crime scene that seemed wrong and physically impossible Dexter comes home to an uninvited guest.

The Interventions series by penfold (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, minor elements of Doctor Who and Torchwood.

  • Recommended by Marcus S Lazarus
  • Status: Complete.
  • Pairing: Peter Petrelli/Faith, Spike/NikiJessica, Angel/Buffy, Willow/Tara, Xander/Elle Bishop; a few more minor ones.
  • Synopsis: Peter's latest drawing sends him and a small group back five years to help out in Sunnydale, and those events change the world in more ways than one.

  • Resurgence by RLD Flame-point Callie-co
  • Recommended by: Marcus S Lazarus
  • Crossover with: Twilight, beginning early in New Moon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Edward leaves Forks, Claire and Peter move in...changing Bella's life, and theirs, in ways none of them ever imagined. New Moon, Eclipse & S3: Villains AU with eventual Bella/Peter romance.
  • Pairing: Peter Petrelli/Bella Swan
  • Comments:
    • First in a fascinating series- the other stories being Reprise, Resilience and Revenant- the storyline sees Bella Swan learn about the existence of posthumans while also discovering her own abilities after Peter and Claire save her from Sylar. The subsequent storyline gives Bella fascinating opportunities to develop, as she falls in love with Peter and forms a strange near-sisterly bond with Claire, to the point that the two of them briefly 'share' powers and make Bella functionally immortal.
    • The author has also created a 'foil' to this series in the form of Lightning Strikes and its sequels, which features Elle Bishop attending Forks High before Bella arrives, which results in her falling for Edward before Bella arrives, while Bella forms a relationship with Peter later (Complete).

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