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  • Recommended by: Troper Namenote 
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Collated Accounts of the Infinity Train: A summary by Timeline15
  • Recommended by: RacattackForce, Puidwen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For centuries, Human mythology has held one common story; the story of a supernatural, seemingly endless train. Accounts of the train dating back to before the 21st century are fragmentary, and have not been collated in a single work previously. In this paper, I will summarise a collated series of accounts by both witnesses and former passengers of the train, in order to better outline its appearances throughout history.
  • Tags: Written in the style of a scientific paper, train's appearances throughout history, post-canon Tulip and MT
  • Comments: A short little oneshot concerning how people back on Earth view the train, done as if the author is interviewing former passengers, recounting oral histories, and ripping excerpts out of various texts.

C'est comme ça by itsnicsalad

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Grace still has a lot to work through.

See You Soon by Purpledragon6

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Simon Laurent/Grace Monroe
  • Synopsis: Grace has finally made it off of the train, but after years of convincing herself that none of it was real, she runs in a very familiar face.

The Conversation Car by VioletThePorama

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Grace and The Cat have a much needed conversation.

Coming back by Keriwi1

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Grace comes back home.

He Never Told You by orphan_account

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Grace finds her way back to the cat's chalet car. They have a conversation.

Seeking Justice by Tziput13

  • AO3 link here.
  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When a sudden disappearance strikes his people, Atticus takes upon himself to find out what happened to them. The warnings he receives along the way do not deter him, but his ideas may change once he finds the people he believes to be responsible. One-shot.

Lake's New Normal by MayDayGirl_Save_Our_Ships

  • Recommended by: RacattackForce
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: After Lake escapes the train, she’s invited to live with the Cosay family. But after escaping the mirror world, traveling through a supernatural train, and fighting for her life, is she really able to live like a normal teenager? She’s not sure, but she’s willing to fight every day to make this life her new normal.
  • Notes: I find that most post-Book 2 fics surrounding Lake and Jesse just skip ahead to when the duo have already figured things and have a new status quo going. This one doesn't, and follows Lake as she tries to figure out the "and now what?" question as she works to endear herself to Jesse's family and deal with her train-induced trauma. It's also a Jesslake friendship fic, rather than one of the more common romance ones, so that's neat.

Grace Monroe is a Liar (And Why That’s a Good Thing) by ArgentDandelion

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Covers the depths of Grace Monroe being a liar, deceiver, and manipulator, and explains how the particular mannerisms and extremes of her deceptions allowed her to change for the better.

Should Simon Have Friend-Dumped Grace? by ArgentDandelion

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Analyzes Grace's actions and how it affected Simon to figure out whether Simon should have friend-dumped her. Takes both moral and relational perspectives.

Bedtime by PatterCake

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Grace gets some unexpected comfort from her normally cold and distant mother.

Big Black Train by prodigalDaughter

  • Recommended by: SuperYoshiFan02, WillWrambles
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ryan/Min-Gi, Lake/Jesse, Tulip/Mikayla, Past Grace/Simon
  • Synopsis: The music of an 80s band called Duet sounds a little suspicious to ex-passengers.

Unlinked by Euphreana

  • Recommended by RacattackForce
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the events of Book 3, One-One has permitted Hazel to travel the train with Amelia for studying. Ten years later, Hazel works as Amelia's assistant, fixing broken cars. That's when a routine maintenance trip goes wrong.
  • Comments: A Time Skip webcomic taking a look at Amelia and Hazel's relationship several years after Book 3. The way the duo interact and play off each other — from their causal talks, to their verbal spars, to their moments of emotional vulnerability — feel very natural and in-character. The artist also cleverly hones in on one of Amelia's fatal flaws and uses it as a driving force for the story, leading to some interesting character moments. All-in-all, a good comic that matches the tone and spirit of the show near-perfectly.

The Sun will Come Up and the Seasons will Change by Juliko

  • Recommended by MadAboutLove97 and ShiroKun
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A young autistic girl boards the train after finding out her mother doesn't love her.
  • ‘’Comments’’: This story is particularly interesting in that it not only shows the journey our main character makes as she goes through the train, it also shows the response in the real world to her suddenly disappearing. Both sides are interesting and gives the story a good deal of intrigue.
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Fix Yourself and Back Home by null_HOME

  • Recommended by SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete; Ongoing
  • Synopsis: (Fix Yourself) When attacked by the ghom, Simon is saved at the last moment by Grace and wakes up later having to deal with his injuries and what he's done as Grace inexorably moves away from him. (Back Home) Grace finally gets off the train after leaving Simon behind and tries to rebuild her life, but the train finds ways to follow her still.
  • Comments: There have been many, many AUs where Simon survives at the end of the season, but this is one of the very best. The author doesn't brush over the trauma Grace and Simon have faced, nor do they shy away from portraying how messed-up the characters' psyches and personalities have become. Simon in particular is extremely well-written, and his shaky steps toward leading a better life are both painfully realistic and wonderfully heartwarming. Even better, there's artwork from the author embedded right into Back Home! If you, like the author, felt that Simon's death was "a tragic event than just pure karmic retribution," this series (a oneshot and a chapter fic respectively) is a must-read.

    Alternate Universe Fics 
Infinity Train FANFIC by SirSpoder.
  • Recommended by: RacattackForce
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Tulip gets trapped on a train that goes onto a path that leads to eternity, she must team up with a robot, a dog in order to find a way to get to the front of this Infinity Train and solve the mysteries surrounding the train cars.
  • Tags: Mystery, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Infinite Beyond, Multiverse, Creation, Timeline
  • Notes: This fanfic was written when the only thing that existed was the seven-minute pilot, so there's more than a few things here that make it so different from the final show that Alternate Universe Fic is definitely in play. And it's an alternate universe that really emphasizes the "infinity" part of Infinity Train. You'll spend the entire time, right up into that penultimate chapter, trying to put together all the pieces of the mystery right alongside this version of Tulip as you're hit with reveal after reveal from the moment the true nature of the train makes itself known. It's also amazing that, despite the huge divergence in plot, the author still managed to predict then-unknown elements like Tulip's parents being divorced and One-One being the true conductor of the train.

As The World Around Us Turns by Purpledragon6

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Grace/Simon
  • Synopsis: An AU where Grace and Simon are daycare workers, and Hazel is a *very* special little girl who changes their lives. Written Pre-Episode 5.

Down And Out by Purpledragon6

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper, RacattackForce
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Grace/Simon
  • Synopsis: An AU where Grace saves Simon and reorders the Apex, with her ex-co-leader as her prisoner. Mall-Rats Fix-It fic.
  • Tags: Redemption, Angst with a Happy Ending, Temporarily Unrequited Love
  • Comments: An alternate, but still dour take on the ending of Book 3 that reminds us that for all the character development she underwent that season, Grace is still a bit of a sociopath in her own right. Grace alternates between torturing her former bestie and allowing herself to feel the slightest bit of empathy for his tragic fall, Simon is stuck in self-loathing and just wants everything to end, and the dwindling number of Apex children are none-the-wiser as to why their leader's number keeps skipping around.

Alone Together by Reddieplayerone

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): Simon Laurent/Grace Monroe
  • Synopsis: Simon and Grace make it off the train, but at what cost...

Recovery by Shadowbeast123

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: In which Simon respawns in real life after dying on the train, and gets the help he needs. Because clearly the train wasn't helping matters any.

Armistice by This_Author_Is_Dead

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: What would it have taken to make things different? How close was Simon to taking a different path. This story starts the same as book 3, but diverges at episode 4, Le Chat Chalet Car. A story Where Simon and Tuba become friends.

Afraid by pikablob

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: That night, while Amelia and Simon are asleep, Grace makes amends with Hazel. Spoilers for Book 3, Episode 8.

Empathy Goes by Infinity_Pain

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Simon Laurent/Grace Monroe
  • Synopsis: The reason that Grace is able to change and Simon isn't is one simple concept, empathy. So what happens in a universe where Simon has empathy? A lot less tears that's for sure. Grace/Simon fluff, found family, and kissing abound to mend your heart after book three.

The changes which are forced upon us by Some_Rando_on_the_Bus

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Simon Laurent/Grace Monroe
  • Synopsis: Hunting was all Grace and Simon knew, it was their life's work to rid the earth of those foul monsters who pretended they were people. After over ten years of fighting side-by-side, neither ever wanted anything to change. Unfortunately change has a habit of coming regardless on one's wants, and after a vampire attack leaves Simon changed, Grace struggles to pick up the pieces.

Home by Shadowbeast123

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Simon Laurent/Grace Monroe, Jesse Cosay/Lake|Mirror Tulip
  • Synopsis: For as long as he could remember, Simon Laurent never really had a place to call 'home'. And at this point, all he wanted to do was get through his senior year of high school in one piece...Unfortunately, this was too much to ask.

Infinity Train: The Story Series by OmegusXIII

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Tulip Olsen/Original Character; MT/Original Character
  • Synopsis:
    • Infinity Train: Bryce's Story: Before that fateful night, Bryce Gideon wanted to do everything he can to help his mother and father. But the one night he chose the wrong side of the tracks, Bryce found himself in a train that seems to go on forever. When he encounters Tulip in the same predicament, the two of them must work together to get back home, or be forever stuck in the Infinity Train... (Complete)
    • Infinity Train Book 2: Emma's Story: When Emma Stephens was brought to the Infinity Train, she considered it more a curse than a blessing. And her bumping into a certain reflection that wanted nothing to do with her didn't help. But when danger strikes at them, they come to realize that the only way out is by working together to die trying. (Ongoing)

    Crossover Fics 
Infinity Train: The Beach City Car series by Mastered Ultra Instinct
  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Steven Universe and Glitch Techs.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:
    • Infinity Train: The Beach City Car: Steven thinks he is done defending the Earth he, Tulip, One-One, and Atticus are confronted by a strange new force. (Complete)
    • Infinity Train: Book Two: Return to the Beach City Car: After Steven's gem bonded with Tulip, a new adventure brings her right back to the Infinity Train, but this time, it's a race against time to save Steven's life while helping a new passenger navigate the train and lower his number while evading the flecs, including Officer Shard and Special Agent Bane in this thrilling sequel to "The Beach City Car". (Complete)
    • Infinity Train X Glitch Techs: During one of Apex's routine scavenging missions Grace and Simon find themselves separated from their group, and they realize that they'll have to rely on Tulip, Jesse, Lake, the Glitch techs, and each other if they want a shot at actually surviving the train's dangerous cars, especially with Zenith and Polaris hunting them down, determined to destroy the Apex... (Complete)

Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail by Green_Phantom_Queen

  • Recommended by: RacattackForce
  • Crossover With: Pokémon, Silent Hill
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chloe Cerise had enough of everyone telling her to have a job with Pokémon, of Goh ignoring her and focusing on Mew, his captures and Ash, of her father only caring for research and his "research fellows", and of Ash for being a black hole to suck everything in. When she decides to run away from home, she decides to take the first train out of Vermillion City...and into another world filled with endless possibilities and a green number on her right hand.
  • Tags: Pokémon Journey, Angst with a Happy Ending, Food as a Metaphor for Love, Running Away, Jealousy
  • Notes: I would have never thought of a Pokémon character as a candidate for the train, but the author makes a good case for Chloe fitting the profile this otherworldly locomotive looks for. The first chapter is very accessible; even if you haven't touched Pokémon in years, you'll be comfortably brought up to speed on that world (and all of Chloe's issues with it) before our heroine finds herself at the mercy of the train's unique brand of problem solving.

Infinity Train: Boiling Point by Exotos135

  • Recommended by: Camilla
  • Crossover with: The Owl House
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Luz/Amity, Boscha/Skara
  • Synopsis: Boscha had an... interesting way to see the world. There were the "Strong," who ruled the world, and then there were the "Weak," who struggled to survive said world. She used to think she was one of the Strong. That she was one of the Strongest. That she was... an Apex... But now... she's not so sure anymore...
  • Tags: Character Study, Crosssover, Pride, Arrogance, Self-Esteem Issues
  • Notes: A really unique take on Infinity Train stories where the proud and arrogant Boscha tackles the Train in order to prove who is really strong while also detailing that there is honestly more to her. The Luz/Amity relationship is a bonus.

The Distant Princess by GMBlackjack

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Massive Multiplayer Crossovernote 
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The world saw the purple comet, and very few knew what it was. Twilight Sparkle was one of those who had no idea, so she decided she was going on a trip to get some answers. With her friends at her side, she sets her sights on the Candy Kingdom, believing she is prepared for anything. But evil brews in the Candy Kingdom, and she is far from the only individual to have seen the comet. Ancient secrets are about to be unearthed and mysteries from very distant lands will rear their ugly heads. Meanwhile, a ragtag group of misfits is going to go on and adventure. Because what else do you do in a world like this?

Fateful Detours by anistarrose

  • Recommended by: Andyroid
  • Crossover With: Gravity Falls
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ford misses his bus to Backupsmore, and tries to catch a ride on a train instead.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Crossover, Hurt/Comfort, Stangst, Working Out Family Drama on an Eldritch Therapy Train
  • Comments: Thanks to a certain mysterious train, Stan and his long-lost brother get a happier ending, but not without facing some pain, danger, and angst along the way.

Infinite Miracles series by Galen_Wordwyrm

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Miraculous Ladybug
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Chloé Bourgious/Alicia/Sabrina Raincomprix
  • Synopsis:
    • Infinite Miracles: Chloé has managed to pull off one last grand display of self-sabotage, and makes an impulsive fateful decision that leads her into some dark places... (Complete)
    • Infinite Miracles II: After missing for more than a year and a half, Chloé Bourgious is back in town, and bringing even more complications into the lives of her friends, family, and the holders of the Miraculous. (Complete)
  • Tags: Implied/Referenced Self-Harm, Chloé Bourgeois Redemption, Post-Canon

Otherworld by Weird Writing Nerd

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Amphibia, The Owl House, and Twelve Forever
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: This isn't fair. Her number hit zero. It's supposed to be over. She's supposed to be home.
  • Notes: AO3 link here.

The Path Home by TheCrimsonJaguar

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Doctor Who
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A robot is found in Antarctica. It turns out there are more impressive things than the TARDIS out there. What's right isn't always easy. Donna wants an adventure where lives aren't at stake. All these things are connected, and Donna probably isn't getting what she wants.

Peace of Mind, Piece of Heart by TheLostChimera

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper, RacattackForce
  • Crossover with: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and Steven Universe: Future
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Catra is a soldier at the end of a war, and she's lost everything. Steven is a half-gem who's falling apart in the middle of an era of peace. Both find themselves unlikely companions aboard a mysterious, endless train where each car contains a whole new, logic defying pocket universe. While they struggle to get home, making friends and enemies along the way, an interplanetary war and a desperate search continue in their absence, their worlds spinning along despite their disappearance. It's a long journey home, but where exactly is home, anyway?
  • Tags: Survivor Guilt, Blood and Violence, Character Death, Loss of Identity, Steven and Catra Get Therapy
  • Comments: The final seasons of their respective shows saw both these characters deal with a lot of mental baggage, so it only makes sense that the therapy train would come and pick them up. Catra's catty and cynical demeanor serves as a great foil for Steven's friendliness and optimism as they work their way towards friendship and helping each other off the train, and while the fic has yet to delve into Beach City's affairs, the B-plot paints an intriguing alternate version of SPoP's fifth season.

Invader Train by Psycheprincess

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Invader Zim
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Dib/Zim
  • Synopsis: Finding yourself on the Infinity Train is always odd, but it means you have issues. Issues that four teenagers and one alien really do need fixing.

High Spirits by Lexa_Alycia

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: The Owl House
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Amity Blight/Luz Noceda
  • Synopsis: Under a blue moon, Luz and Amity encounter a fiery headless horseman, a vicious grim wolf, and a mischievous ghost.

Infinity Train: The Star Child by RadFish

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Steven Universe
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Steven Universe shattered Jasper. While he was able to fix her, he will never forgive himself. So he runs. He runs until he is whisked away on a train ride he'll never forget.

Infinity Train Book SU: Gem Shards (Steven Universe AU) by JaiCartoons

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Steven Universe
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The events of the past few months have begun to take a toll on his mental health. Steven no longer trusts anyone to help him, but his options become very limited when he is abducted by the Infinity Train, a seemingly infinite train with countless cars that lead into different pocket dimensions. Steven must journey throughout the train and its infinite cars to learn more about himself if we wishes to leave.

She was better off on the train by Connorcc1

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: SCP Foundation
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The SCP Foundation ruins a happy ending in the name of science.

Infinity Train: Crossover Nexus by Solar Force

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Due to Anon-A-Miss, Sunset Shimmer flees from CHS, but when she ends up being stranded, she seemingly finds salvation when she boards a train at a mysterious station in the woods. Now, along with new friends and fellow passengers from across the Multi-verse, she travels along the train, where the possibilities are as infinite as the train itself, trying to find a way to get off the train and return home, while discovering things about herself she never knew.

Your Own Worst Enemy by keeperofhounds

  • Recommended by DigiXBot
  • Crossover with: My Hero Academia
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Toshinori is a pro hero with an injured body and limited time. Now he finds himself on a mysterious train where he is told to take a journey of self-discovery. Izuku is a child with big dreams. Now he finds himself on a train with a former pro-hero and many different creatures. Will either be able to get their numbers to zero or be doomed to an endless journey?

Job Interview by atamascolily

  • Recommended by DreamingTraveler
  • Crossover with: Wayward Children
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Synopsis: Eleanor West meets Grace Monroe, a woman with unique qualifications to be the school's next group therapist.


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