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


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

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Stories which attempt to tell the story of one or both of the Knights of the Old Republic games, varrying in how far they stray from the game's strict plot.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Fringes of the War by Coligula Caesar

  • Recommended by Cryogenic Critic
  • Status: Dormant; last updated November 2018
  • Synopsis: A novelization of KOTOR with tweaks to give it a more narrative plot, stronger characters, and more action. Trapped on the city-planet of Taris and surrounded by enemies, a Republic soldier, Gaius Starr and his Captain search for their commanding officer, the Jedi Knight Bastila Shan. Gaius is slowly pulled into a fight for the fate of Republic and the entire galaxy.
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  • Comments: As of yet, in-progress fic featuring a male main character. The writing and plotting are top-notch and the author uses a lot of the game's plots and subplots as guidelines, so the narrative flows surprisingly well.

Identities of a Lost Soul, by ether-fanfic

  • Recommended by: Cryogenic Critic
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A quiet scholar onboard the Endar Spire suffers a head injury that changes everything. Dragged unwillingly into a battle for the fate of the galaxy, the real struggle is a three-way conflict of emerging identities struggling for dominance, and fragments of the past that cloud the present. [Knights of the Old Republic re-telling with deviations and twists. Female PC.]
  • Comments: An in-progress novel of the game with a female protagonist. It focuses that focuses on the philosophy of the force. The characters are a major focus and feature a lot of depth and explanation that was sorely lacking in the original game.

Revan's Story, by Ender Mahe

  • Recommended by: Cryogenic Critic
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A retelling of Kotor with substantive changes. A darker tone, particularly as the story develops. Plot elements and characters are altered or changed altogether to make it feel more realistic. Rated T for now, for violence, horror, trauma. It's not all dark, there's a lot of comic and light as well. The goal is greater realism and deeper characters. Female PC.
  • Comments: A novel of the game with a female protagonist. Revan's story is an ambitious attempt to novelize the entirety of the KOTOR game. As one can tell from the title, it does clue the viewer in pretty heavily on the late-game plot twist, but since most people reading it know the twist, this isn't a huge deal. The writing is satisfying, and focuses heavily on the emotions experienced by all the characters.

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

The Trouble With Crystals by Sith Lord Darth Revan

  • Recommended by USA Bobcat
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: After the events of KOTOR, Revan resorts to Sith Alchemy to find the Dark Lord of the Sith. Unfortunately, it sends him a little bit farther than he planned.
  • Comments: A darkly snarky and moody Revan that fits the in-game hype, tossed into the beginning of the Clone Wars. Not kidding about fitting the in-game hype, this Revan is sarcastic, Mandalorian, an amazing Jedi, and a tactical genius. This is not a PC somebody designed, this is the Revan you hear about, the Revan you are told spook stories about. And leaving out Revan, the mixture of Movie, EU, and Book leaves nothing wanting. Sadly, it rarely ever updates, but what is already up is quite a read. In addition, the authors other stories are very similar, with exactly the same Darth Revan, in other scenarios and different worlds.
    • The problem with this fic is that the Darth Revan presented here, is a Jerk Sue, being nearly insufferable.

Every Hour on the Hour, by Jiara-Anatalis

  • Recommended by: Random Tiger
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: HK-47 goes on patrol on the Ebon Hawk. He scans the ship and its inhabitants. There are occasional interludes where HK has had some protocol installed by the Master or strikes up a conversation. Has some brief mentions of Fem Revan/Carth. If you like HK you will like this fic.
  • Tags: Humor

KOTOR: The Prodigy of Revan by TheBeatBoys21Drifter

The Sith Lords: I Dreamt of Malachor by Mazeltov Cocktail

  • Recommended by Sepirahkt
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A canon-divergent novelization of the second Knights of the Old Republic game. Told from the points of view of practically every character but Kreia, the droids, and the Exile, it explores the Exile's journey in a free-form setting that skips over the blander aspects of the game in favor of the story at its heart. Supposed to be the first in a trilogy, with the next two books exploring the Exile's life after the events of the game.

Yet Another KotOR Parody by Helena L

  • Recommended by Sikon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yet Another KotOR Parody, a Script Fic by Helena L, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin, and in particular interest to tropers.
  • Comments:
    • Seconded by Doctor U. N. Owen. Possibly the funniest thing I have ever had the fortune to read in my entire LIFE.
    • Thirded by Mariecat. Hilarious take on all the difficulties and annoyances of the first game while keeping true to the plot. Is there one for the second game?

Bump In The Night by IndigoWolfe and PenelopeSalt

  • Recommended by randomfanboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Carth desperately wants some sleep, but a prank by Mission ends up making tonight the worst night of his life.
  • Comments: Really funny and well written one shot, turning Carth into a Chew Toy. Pantslessness is a recurring motif, for example. There's a relationship between Dyran/Revan and Juhani, but it isn't the focus of the story.

Psychotic Man Slayers by IndigoWolfe and PenelopeSalt

  • Recommended by randomfanboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Carth tries to patch things up with Dyran, and manages to upset every female on the Ebon Hawk.
  • Comments: Sequel to Bump In The Night. Somehow manages to be even funnier. Highlights include Dyran's 'HELP ME' look, and Bastila slapping Carth, although the ending is the Funny Moment. Dyran and Juhani's relationship continues but is still not the focus.

Kayashi K'oyayci by Eyyowlf

  • Recommended by Spark Moon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: From the summary: The Ebon Hawk makes a detour to Dantooine. Jedi business. No explanations. To kill time, and to get away, Canderous and Carth go on a hunting trip in the grasslands and talk about the Mandalorian Wars. Male Revan/Bastila, Female Exile mentioned .
  • Comments: A delightful read utilizing an interesting -and some might say refreshing- approach to both Carth and Canderous' characters. Criminally underrated and certainly worth your time if you're looking for something fresh in KOTOR fan fic.
    • sloth4: Seconded. A great little romp that explores the relationship of two major side characters.

So Not My Problem” by Sarah1281

  • Recommended by Kthe Cloud, Ardvarkeating 101
  • Status : Complete , Type: Humor /parody
  • Paring : Reven/ Baastilla
  • Synopsis: All Revan wanted to do was stay alive and try to get with Bastila, in that order. He doesn't want to save the galaxy and he's not looking to help everyone he meets. Tragically, he's surrounded by hero types that keep trying to drag him along for the ride.”
  • Don’t miss the sequel The Jedi Kind of Had it Coming (Complete)

"Affably Evil by Sarah1281

  • Recommended by Kthecloud, Ardvarkeating 101
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "In a twist of fate, Malak is captured instead of Revan. The galaxy is sure the Sith's lack of activity after this just means Revan's planning something big but really he just can't be bothered to lead. He does, however, have a habit of meeting a certain new Jedi Alek wherever he happens to go. Not that Alek believes a word of what Revan says. So Not My Problem characterizations."
  • Comments: Only two chapters in, and already quite funny, and heartwarming at the same time.

New Dawn Fades by ryl00

  • Recommended by wsowen02
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the Star Forge, Bastila must face the consequences of her fall.
  • Comments: A fantastic examination of Bastila post-KOTOR. The story appears to be abandoned but the 17 chapters available are well worth the read.

"If by LadyArin

  • Recommended by Kthe Cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:"Alternate universe fic told from eight different perspectives."
  • Comments: Malak is captured instead of Revan. The differences are chillingly depicted.

The Children by rangermike

  • Recommended by SLotH4
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The children of Revan and Bastila, and the Exile and Brianna and their fight to confront the darkness once and for all on the Outer Rim.
  • Comments: An amazing sequel to the events of KOTOR and KOTOR 2. Thirty years after the death of Darth Malak, the children of the galaxy’s greatest heroes prepare for war against the True Sith. I can’t even describe the level of world building that takes place in this fic. The biggest issue is that “The Children - Book II” and the follow-up “Descended from Heroes and Villains” were both taken down years ago. I was able to make copies prior to their removal, and after rereading them I can say that this is the greatest KOTOR fanfic ever written. Shame it’s dead (author went on to publish original works), but it’s well worth your time.

Divergence, by mylordshesacatcus

  • Recommended by: crystalqueer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In another world, another life, the moment of hesitation goes no further. Bastila Shan, consumed by fear, raised from birth to place utter faith in the Council’s judgement, keeps her silence. Lie feeds upon half-truth upon lie and each careful sidestep only adds fuel to the smoldering, bitter contempt. Shown no honesty, Revan offers none. The once breaker of chains, turned in rage to bind the galaxy, returns. The Dark Lord rises from fury and flame and it is as inevitable as the death of stars. In another world, another life, the Republic falls. This is not that story.
  • Comments: An alternate take on the the premise that Revan retained her memory at the beginning of the game despite what the Jedi did, which was explored in another of the author's fics. It explores the idea of Revan's light side growth and her experience with the Jedi Council in a realistic way, touching on the trauma of various characters and allowing them to grow. Minor Revan/Bastila.

Before the Dawn, by Bindary-Star

  • Recommended by: Windona
  • Status: Dormant, possibly abandoned
  • Synopsis: When the Sith attack Telos, Dustil Onasi learns what it takes to survive.
  • Comments: If you didn't like Dustil Onasi in the game, this fic may make you change your mind. It starts with the destruction of Telos, and shows him joining the Sith and having his world view slowly changed. It showcases his trauma, and a great deal about how the Sith get those they conquer to join them.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Resolutions by Trillian4210

  • Recommended by Tru Reader
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A new war is approaching and the Exile seeks to join Revan to fight it, but she'll need the help of a few of Revan's old friends. The end has come...
  • Comments: Resolutions gets recommended for being more than just a shipping fic. Taking place shortly after the events of the second Knights of the Old Republic title, this presents issues with the Exile's decision to go after Revan, as well as reintroduces several favorites (and not so favorites) from the original game too. Expands well into its own territory. Warning: Female Revan.

The Knight and the Princess by Kaiju Moth

  • Recommended by The Tygre
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Revan tells his child a bed-time story.
  • Comments: Recommended for melting the evil off of my heart and forcing me to feel emotions again.

Love, Ass, and Arbitration by IndigoWolfe

  • Recommended by randomfanboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Carth mediates a relationship problem between Dyran and Juhani.
  • Comments: Hilarious and well-written, just like the others.
    • This fanfic ships Male Revan/Juhani.

On Being A Sith Lord by Darth Ammonite

  • Recommended by B.B. Rain
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Having a Sith Lord in your head is bad...having a Sith Lord with a really foul sense of humor is even worse.
  • Comments: Wonderfully whimsical, a chronicle of the time from Malak revealing Sabine's (Revan's) past, to after the game, when Revan leaves in the Ebon Hawk. The interaction between Sabine and Revan is priceless, as is the bonding with the crew. The commentary about the virtues of Mandalorians alone...It also has serious moments, but they serve to underscore both the following and preceding humor.

Stories that blend Knights of the Old Republic with characters or settings outside the game or the Star Wars franchise.

Tails of the Old Republic by Pyre-Vulpimorph

  • Recommended by AmandaPandaPie1991
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog mysteriously awakens aboard the Republic capital ship, Endar Spire. Stripped of his memory and his possessions, the adolescent Mobian must now come to terms with his new circumstances... and find his way home.
  • Comments: This fic is incredible. Basically, this is an attempt at novelizing the game with Tails inexplicably taking Revan's place. Tails starts out with his many skills and powers, and the author greatly expands on them, too: Tails is in full Badass Bookworm mode here! The author draws a link between The Force and the various “chaos powers” of Sonic ‘verse. It feels like Mobius really could exist somewhere in the GFFA, and it’s left ambiguous whether it is or not. Is Tails actually Revan? How? How did he get there? We don’t know yet. Tails is a studly little teenager now, and while he's more confident (and snarky) now than when he was 8, he's still has trouble socializing. This leads to some great humor! He's still the kind and caring genius fox Sonic fans know, but it definitely shows what an additional 6 years of Sonic's influence can do to a boy! READ IT. — Amanda
  • Warnings: Contains Ship Tease between Tails & Mission.

Game Mod
Brotherhood of Shadow: Solomon's Revenge by Silveredge9
  • Recommended by Allronix
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Player Character is asked to do a small favor for a smuggling crew. Among the crew is a figure from their past as Revan, and the "favor" is trying to keep a Rakatan artifact out of the wrong hands. Unfortunately, there are plenty of "wrong hands" inside the box already; an ancient Sith cult called the Brotherhood of Shadow, disembodied spirits now looking for a new host. Worse, the Brotherhood has found an ally in the form of an Echani Jedi Master with a grudge against Revan for the loss of their Padawan during the Mandalorian Wars.
  • Comments: This isn't so much a mod as a full-on expansion pack. Your Player Character is the Deuteragonist of the tale with Revan's former Enigmatic Minion doing the driving. Fully voiced dialogue, several sidequests, and plays the Loss of Identity trope like Tommy plays pinball. Three new temporary party members, all with challenging backstories and motivations. Fully playable flashbacks to several key moments in the lore, a lot of Shown Their Work as far as Star Wars Legends details, and a Bittersweet Ending that ties it all together beautifully.

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