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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Ratchet & Clank, which have been signed. No-name recs will be exploded with a RYNO. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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


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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.

Maternal Operations Machine by Kirmon64

My First Duty by Night N. Gail

  • Recommended by Blazichu
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A oneshot from Clank's point of view, reflecting on his partnership-turned-friendship with Ratchet. There are major spoilers for the series as a whole, but especially A Crack in Time.

Ratchet & Clank Future II: In Search of Clank by Stephan Stryker

  • Recommended by Blazichu
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: An Alternate Universe Fic branching off from Tools of Destruction, so it's parallel to Quest For Booty and A Crack in Time. It's very long and, thus far, incomplete, but well worth the read.

Supermarket Chaos by Purple Armadillo

  • Recommended by Cybertoy 0
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dr. Nefarious runs out of creamer, and there's no way he'll take his coffee black. But it's not as if he can just walk into the supermarket to buy more, right?
  • Comments: A hilarious 'just-for-fun' fic that manages to get the characterizations of the characters perfect.

Ailuraphobia by divisionten

  • Recommended by Bookworm Gal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Clank hadn't been born… actually, he had been born yesterday. He probably should fill his data files on Lombaxes if he were to be traveling with one.
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  • Comments: Snippets set over the course of the first game from Clank's point of view. Very entertaining.

Carpe Diem by The Authoress Complex

  • Recommended by The Logical Thinker
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ratchet is suicidal. Clank is learning to live. And a vicious cycle has begun. A Ratchet and Clank Dramatization, with spoilers for future games, added dialogue and changes to the script. No pairings.
  • Comments: This Fanfic just feels like a novel, with changes to the original games that fit with the characters. A definite must-read!

Breaking and Entering (alternate link) by C-Puff

  • Recommended by Bookworm Gal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After 10 years, Max Apogee has been found and rescued from an isolated planet. Ratchet and Clank, originally just planning to check in how Talwyn is handling this, get roped into Max's passion for ancient technologies, specifically Lombax related. Things seem fine until this passion starts bordering on obsession. And as fun as learning more about your own species might be, inevitably it scratches open some old wounds as well. So how do you know when things start going too far?
  • Comments: Originally written 2012 and takes place shortly after Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One while including the comic as canon.

Taking Down Heat by Night Rider 7

  • Recommended by V_j1109
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After an incident involving a strange object, Ratchet is rendered unable to operate any machinery.
  • Comments: A fic that manages to get the characterizations of the characters perfect while telling a story that wouldn't be too out of place in an actual Ratchet & Clank video game.

Cry of Metal and Misery by Tai-ke-ai

  • Recommended by Inner Glow
  • Status: Dormant (last updated February 2017)
  • Synopsis: Tachyon the cragmite had intended to use the lombax pup as leverage over the Keeper of the Dimension and then kill them both. But then a more deliciously evil plan came to mind. He would raise the Lombax pup himself, but while Tachyon's life had been spared out of pity, the pups would be spared for revenge. This is an alternate dimension from the prime Ratchet and Clank.
  • Comments: An AU that retells their origin story. It's fantastic, a must read! (Spoilers for just about every Ra C game.)

The General and Kaden by Night N. Gail

  • Recommended by Inner Glow
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: "After the Great War, Polaris was a dangerous place..." This is the history leading up to the fall of the Lombaxes, as seen through the eyes of young Alister Azimuth and his best friend.
  • Comments: Very creatively shows Alister and Kaden growing up and how they got to where they are in A Crack in Time. (Mostly spoilers for A Ci T and To D.)

Shipping Fics
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Ratchet and Clank: All For You byStohne Rohse

  • Recommended by Orvus Corvus
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Synopsis: Three weeks after Ratchet, Clank, and Nefarious' journey on Magnus, Lawrence has noticed something strange with Nefarious. The usually loud, angry doctor hasn't come out of his room since they landed. At a complete loss, Lawrence has no one to turn to but the doctor's old teammates. Will they hinder more than help? The one Lawrence is most worried about is Qwark...
  • Comments: A cute little shipping fic I found that's not quite done yet, but I have a feeling that the next time Qwark comes around, they'll finally realize that they don't hate each other as much as they thought.

Fics with Original Characters
Stories focused on an adventure, usually with a character who is not part of the original story.

None Yet.

Crossover Fics

Bad Alert: The Extreme by Gastrodon Amy


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