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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.

    General Fics 

Outcast by Lang Noi

  • Recommended by Dark Gidora, NanoMoose
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What would happen if, years after the New York City incident, Alex Mercer and PARIAH met?
  • Tags: One-shot, Family

Voices of the Infection by Ferric

A Hero's Mask by Lang Noi
  • Recommended by: Dark Gidora, NanoMoose, Laluzi
  • Status: Dead: Last Update: 2010
  • Synopsis: Everything is a conspiracy. Sometimes, though, there are people conspiring on your side. A badly-confused and desperate Alex Mercer makes a deal with the darkness.
  • Tags: Angst, Adventure

A Stray Child by Imago Storm
  • Recommended by: Dark Gidora
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After what Alex had confessed to Dana, she never wanted to see him again. How did Alex vent this out? Killing people, of course. My take on what the confession cutscene.
  • Tags: Rated M for massive violence and gore.

Frankenstein's Monster by Naniris
  • Recommended by: Revlid, Dark Gidora
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Alex Mercer muses over how absorbing the minds of hundreds of people has affected his own.
  • Tags: Drama

The Root of All Evil by Naniris
  • Recommended by: Dark Gidora, NanoMoose
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shortly before the Penn Station incident, Alex Mercer takes a rather long walk and considers his situation.
  • Tags: Drama, Pre-game

Mittens by DarkGidora

Goodbye by Madork Gunna
  • Recommended by: Gentlemens Dame 883, Shinji117
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Closure finally comes for the widow of one lost during the outbreak.
  • Tags: Drama

Down the Shaft by Laluzi
  • Recommended by: Death Note Fan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A take on the infamous elevator scene. Contains spoilers, assumes that you're familiar with the events discovered in the Web of Intrigue.
  • Tags: Suspense, Angst

Alternate Universe

Alternative Universe. The characters are written into a different world/universe than the one they are typically from.

     Alternate Universe 

After the Fires Fade by Laluzi

  • Recommended by: Liangnui, Dark Gidora, Mooncinder, Sonikkuruzu
  • Status: Dormant: Last Updated: 2013
  • Synopsis: Two months after the catastrophe, Alex Mercer is just trying to find his own niche in the world. Old secrets and new enemies are determined to make things hectic again… luckily, he wasn't that fond of the peaceful life anyway.
  • Tags: Horror, Suspense, AU, disregards Prototype 2.



Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.


Monster's Playground by Anya al'Nighter

  • Recommended by: Redazrael, NanoMoose
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The phone rings when Alex walks by Central Park, and old ghosts don't seem to stay dead for very long.
  • Pairing(s): The real Cross/Alex.
  • Tags: Postgame, full spoilers, Sci-Fi

The Specialist by Anonymous
  • Recommended: by Erin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: All he was asking for was a basic explanation… However, when given the option between giving a birds and the bees talk to a sentient virus thing, and just giving a demonstration – well, Alex was a handsome enough creature, and Cross was a man of action, not words.
  • Pairing(s): Cross/Alex
  • Tags: NSFW
  • Comments: A fill at the Prototype kink meme, and now this Troper's headcanon as far as Mercer/Blacklight's reproductive biology goes. Features(/warnings for) creative anatomy and sex between a man and a virus-thing.

PROTOTYPE: Sanctum by CleverDucky
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He was supposed to die, but he didn't. He believed he had been saved merely by chance, but there was a reason. Now, Toby must choose what he thinks is right by the duties of a Marine while ZEUS stalks just within the shadows.
  • Pairings(s): OC/Alex
  • Tags: NSFW, AU, Suspense, Adventure

Crossover Fics

A fan fiction which incorporates characters, events, places, ideas, etc from another fandom.


Unfamiliar by Cpl_Facehugger

Variant Strain 1st thread 2nd Thread by scriviner
  • Recommended by: Gentlemens Dame 883, Senevri
  • Status: Dead (last updated July 2017)
  • Crossover with: Spider-Man
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker was an ordinary teenager until two guys in military-style uniform and their mysterious hooded companion intruded and killed Uncle Ben. Peter's vengeance is swift and bloody as he... eats the hooded man? This isn't your average Spidey tale, for Peter is going to get... hungry.
  • Comments: A Fusion Fic with Spider-Man, taking Prototype's concepts and superimposing them on Spidey's corner of Marvel. The fic is now also available on

A Dead World by Laluzi
  • Recommended by: Dark Gidora, Apocrypha, Sonikkuruzu
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 2019
  • Crossover with: Fallout: New Vegas
  • Synopsis: He had been captured; Alex Mercer knew that much was obvious. But if that was the case, why had his captors just left him there without security? How had he ended up in a bunker buried in some kind of giant desert? Where was everyone? And when the hell did bottlecaps become currency?
  • Tags: Adventure, Suspense
  • Comments: Has a trope page
    • Alex being unleashed upon the Mojave Wasteland just in time to meet up with a certain courier. It features a nice blend of good characterization, action, and comedic moments.
    • This fic has pretty much ruined other Prototype fics for me and other Fallout New Vegas fics. Alex is just perfectly characterized here, with his development feeling 100% natural and earned, and this fic's Courier is one of the most charming and enjoyable I've ever read. The fic is definitely hilarious, but it also has plenty of gravitas and time for soul-searching philosophy, and Alex's presence adds a few new twists and surprises to how some quests play out. Definitely, definitely take the time to read this.

The Prototype of Grand Templar and Mentor Assassin by YunaBlaze
  • Recommended by: Nightelf37
  • Status: Dormant (last updated June 2019)
  • Crossover with: Assassin's Creed
  • Synopsis: When Alex Mercer dropped the nuclear bomb in the ocean, he did not expect to be sent back in time to the 18th century where the Revolution would soon begin, and got into the secret war between Assassins and Templars. The worst part was that the two men he came to care were at each other's throats, both because of personal and duty matters. And he was stuck between them.
  • Tags: Adventure, Romance

Maybe I'm A Lion, by Dullahan

Apocalypse Now, by Asmarath.
  • Recommended by: demonwarlord
  • Status: Dormant; Last updated February 11, 2018
  • Synopsis: Crossover between Starwars and Prototype: During the old republic, a team of scientists discover an extinct civilization on an unknown world far out in the outer rim. By accident, the scientists unleash the greatest predator the galaxy has ever seen. Beware, because Alex Mercer is hungry.

Glycoproteins by senpaitoldmeno
  • Recommended by: Tiamat
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Assassin's Creed
  • Synopsis:AU(ish) post first games. Desmond never fancied himself Rapunzel, but he's getting rescued from that white tower by some kind of knight. Only usualy the knight isn't some kind of shapeshifting space virus thing, and the rescue doesn't have to choose between probably dying at his ally's hands and complete madness in his prison.
  • The story is entirely told from his perspective, with an outside look at Alex that's quite interesting. He/it is at once more and less than human, wearing many forms for the world, and completely blunt when he daings to answer questions. This exhange illustrates the dynapic pretty well:
    And thinking that, impulsively he said "huh, then what do I smell like?"
    "Not like anything good to eat," Alex said bluntly, looking away.

Cancer, by Jonas Grant
  • Recommended by: demonwarlord
  • Status: Dormant. (Updated May 22, 2018)
  • Synopsis: a Crossover between Warhammer 40,000 and Prototype that starts with a dockworker being told he is going to die of cancer in 6 months, something happens to him and he wakes up 7 months later with no idea what has happened in between then and now and in the middle of an invasion.
  • The story is entirely told from his perspective and seems kind of stream of consciousness with some snark and a semi-quickly advancing plot.

Consuming Direct Control, by Hyliian
  • Recommended by: Xenone, demonwarlord, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Crossover with Mass Effect 2
  • Synopsis: With nothing left for him in the galaxy but empty space and idle time, Alex Mercer finds himself recruited in Commander Shepard's fight against the Collectors.
  • Apparently discontinued. It's vaguely possible the author might pick it back up again, but I wouldn't hold my breath. A good read nonetheless.
    • For the record it's discontinued after the events of ME2 so if you're afraid it was discontinued on a cliffhanger don't worry. It's self-contained in that game only.

Shards of Impossibility, by Cybertramon001
  • Recommended by: Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with Worm
  • Synopsis: "In a world where the villains outnumber the heroes, where black and white becomes grey, there is a new force entering the game. A weapon more powerful than anyone can fully understand. And as the old saying goes, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. There will be changes in the world, and cities will shake. A Prototype/Worm crossover. Rated M for blood and swearing."
  • Comments: Alex and Dana Mercer, on the run from Blackwatch after the events of the first game, find themselves literally thrown into the World of Earth Bet. They try lying low in Brockton Bay, but as anyone that knows Alex, he never plays well with others. Features a heavily gray cast that both series are known for and runs with it while having Alex be the truly unstoppable thing he is balanced by his sister's morality. And she wants him to be a super villain.

A New Order by hob
  • Recommended by Mr Terrorist
  • Status: Dormant (thread last updated April 2017)
  • Crossover with: Parasite Eve
  • Summary: What would happen if the events of Prototype and Parasite Eve happened at the same time? Told from the point of view of Aya Brea and Alex Mercer.
  • Comments: The fanfic so far has 3 chapters but it's very good. The crossover has the timeline of Parasite Eve adjusted where Aya is born in 1984 and is 25 years old in 2009 just like the original game which was set in 1997 and both the events of Prototype and Parasite Eve happens at the same time. What i find interesting of the fanfic is that Blackwatch thinks Eve and the Neo Mitochondria Creatures(NMCs) are the results of the Blacklight virus when in truth they aren't. Furthermore, Alex cannot consume NMCs as they can fight back when he tries to consume them and kill themselves before he has a chance to get anything from them. A highly recommended read.

In this strange place by DragonlordRynn
  • Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: The Lord of the Rings
  • Synopsis: After he got blown up by the nuclear warhead, Alex suddenly finds himself captured by the most ugly things he's ever seen. Luckily, they were edible. Unluckily, they are Orcs and he clearly isn't in Manhattan anymore.
  • Tags: Adventure, Supernatural, Friendship, Rated M for Language and Violence
  • Comments: Loved this so much, Solid beginning, a little fast in the middle and nice ending.

Two Ugly Men by DarthGrievi
  • Recommended by eagle108
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: inFAMOUS
  • Summary: Cole catches wind of the viral mess that's happening in New York City, and deciding that Empire City could survive without him for a few days, decides to go check things out and meet Alex Mercer himself. Cole was hoping to have a conversation, but as with his luck, his plan gets derailed.

A Night in Empire City by DarthGrievi
  • Recommended by eagle108
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: inFAMOUS
  • Summary: Comedic follow-up to "Two Ugly Men," where Dana and Cole try to have a normal date. Easier said than done when Zeke unintentionally ruins things.