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  • Recommended by Arktos, Vyctorian
  • As it was already mentioned in the Silent Hill Fanfic Recommendations, she's a superb writer. Possibly the best in the fandom, if not at least one of the best. Warning: Adult.
    • Has to be one of the best writers I've read in years, including published works. Though she does have certain elements to her style which some might find annoying she is in no way bad.

Hyperactive Hamster of Doom

  • Recommended by Crow T R0bot
  • She has authored several RE fics, but the three that stand out are Resident Evil: Project Lucifer, a story about two ordinary high school students in love who get caught up in the Raccoon City outbreak. The first half is mostly their troubles with more game relevant problems going on in the background, but it keeps you interested long enough to stay with it until the actual Zombie Apocalypse gets in full swing. The other two fic recs are its sequel, Resident Evil: Fallout and its prequel, Resident Evil: Double Amber which circles around Jill Valentine's BFF/Joseph Frost's girlfriend, RPD lieutenant Amber Bernstein, and covers the events from between the first game to the events of Project Lucifer.

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.

Nemesis: Re-Lived by Maximusmax

  • Recommended by: Rakashifth
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Waking up with no memories is one thing. Waking up in a zombie apocalypse as a monster is another. Both are a recipe for immediate therapy. Thank God for guns, voices in your head, and target-rich environment.
  • Comments: I think this is one of the best RE fics out there, everything about it is amazing. I highly recommend it. The dynamics between Nem and Jill are the best part of this work.

The Serpent

  • Recommended by Gelious.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU from the end of RE 5, where Sheva dies, Jill remains Wesker's puppet,and they escape from Chris to release Uroboros once USA. Soon the virus spreads all over the world, however, it isn't Wesker's victory, more like his complete failure (replace hords of zombies from movies with packs of Uroboros. Have fun!). The story describes lives of Jill, Chris, Wesker and Claire (a bit) After the End, focusing on their thoughts and emotions.
  • Comments: A rather dark story with many Flashbacks to Jill past both with Wesker and before RE 0 forming Anachronic Order and much angst - Jill, Chris, even Wesker. There is also plenty of Jill\Chris vs Jill\Wesker.
    • Hmm I'm second, but somewhat relunctantly. Portions of the fanfic are very well written, almost haunting, and can give some interesting insight on Jill and especially Wesker. But somewhere around chapter 10 or 13 it takes a bit of a nose dive and slows down considerably with occasional highlights of good writing with huge revelations. The characters are OOC, terribly so with Chris who has been interpreted into a bit of a dirty cop. Wesker starts to become rather mood swingy around this point and just a little Stalker with a Crush though this may be the point. Jill is also not herself, but it's implied this is because of prolonged time around Wesker. So it's a mixed bad of very good and for some very bad. The characters have been derailed, slowly, but this may have been the intention of the author. YMMV though, it's still worth the read for the first set of chapters.
      • Thirding. I just devoured this thing. The above description is accurate, however. Say yes if you like angst, symbolism, screwed-up Jill/Wesker goodness, and AU interpretations that dig deeper into the characters than canon does. Say no if you dislike OOC-ness, oppressively gray moods (it's post-apocalyptic), fanfic that takes itself (too?) seriously, and fanon details that screw with the canon timeline just enough to make the whole story - even the pre-RE5 bits - taste like AU. Still a solid rec from this troper.
      • Just finished this. Absolutely amazing, writing is brilliant and characters are very deep and emotional. First thing first though, definitely AU and pretty heavy OOC-ness (as was noted above) especially from the middle to the end of the story. However, this works heavily in the story's favor, as it helps develop the characters into people so much more richer and realistic than whatever the game presents us with.

Pink Squirrel Orgies

  • Recommended by
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The survivors deviate from the Resident Evil Outbreak plot and end up drunk, sexed up, dead, undead, high, robbing a bank, and more. Also, Kevin decides he wants a piece of David. Confusion and frustration follow.
  • Comments: A clusterf*** of randomness that can be described as "Exposition, getting drunk, dance with zombies, become serious, take a jackhammer to the fourth wall, and more". It's really hilarious because it doesn't take itself too seriously. Not for the faint of heart, or faint of lung, although YMMV.

ACT 7: BIOHAZARD The Prelude to Horror by noctorro

  • Recommended by Crow T R0bot
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Follows Kenneth Feng, a young intern at the RPD who finds himself in the background of both the game's canon, as well as with the OCs of several other author's fan characters, resulting in an unusual fan-made Expanded Universe that's Better Than Canon. It also includes HHoD's (mentioned above) plus several others (including a crossover with the fic below).
  • Comments:

Darkness Arises and Darkness Arises: Reborn by Metal Harbinger

  • Recommended by Crow T R0bot.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Follows Jake Cavanaugh, a Badass Longcoat hitman who has been hired by a mysterious client to assassinate William Birkin. He arrives in Racoon City just in time to be caught up in the Outbreak and proceeds to fight his way through the zombie hordes while having chance encounters with various characters throughout the city.
  • Comments: The original fic was marred by occasional OOC-ness and the main character has some serious GaryStu moments, especially towards the end, but it is nonetheless a fun (though long) read. This was not good enough for the author, who looked back on what he originally wrote and realized these were problems and struck out to publish a rewrite of the fic: Darkness Arises: Reborn which, while having a similar plot, is going in some very different directions from the original fic to be something almost entirely new (though it is a Remake after all). Jake, while still fairly badass has yet to show his pre-existing Gary Stu colors and is much less heavy handed with his character development this time. This troper is also proud to say that he is actually Metal Harbinger's beta reader and played some part in these "improvements."

Welcome To Umbrella by Paladin12345678(Foul language, with on average one F bomb in all 14 chapters.)

  • Recommended by Zerban
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Tongue-in-cheek crack pairing of Dr. Marcus and his various lab animals whenever he is 'on-page'.
  • Synopsis: July 1998. A scientist named Matt Brennan is hired by Umbrella when 90% of their workforce is lost in a lab accident. A rookie S.T.A.R.S member with old scars, both mental and physical, named Kate Parker is in a training exercise when she leaves with Bravo team to investigate in the Arklay Mountains. When she and Matt meet on the Ecliptic Express, they realize just how nonsensical their situation is, and team up with the series protagonists to lampoon Umbrella's various stupid decisions and get out of the nightmare alive.
  • Comments: The Matt and Kate are flawed and human enough that they only distort the plot for comedic purposes. It lampoons the canon character's nonsensical choices as well as Flanderizing them to a degree, and the Umbrella Corporation's extravagant malevolence and odd architectural choices. However, it includes serious moments that rely on quality of writing and drama to carry the story, including some UST between the two OCs and touching moments between canon characters. It subverts, averts and lampshades most of the series' tropes and includes some well-written fight scenes. Written in 2009, including mythology gags about RE3 and Dead Aim, it is finished, but on a cliffhanger at the outro of RE0.

Don't Fear the Reaper by Paladin12345678 (Contains one F-bomb per chaper)

  • Recommended by Zerban
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Features a tongue-in-cheek crack ship of Barry and Wesker, though it's mostly Barry yelling about Wesker's sexy body at inopportune times.
  • Synopsis: Matt and Kate have followed Rebecca into the Spencer Mansion. They attempt to meet up with Chris and Jill as Wesker manipulates the team from behind the scenes. Will Matt and Kate Solve the Soup Cans together, or will their next emblem puzzle be their last?
  • Comments: Continues the trend set by its prequel Welcome to Umbrella with lampooning, subverting, lampshading, averting and parodying. Includes some Mind Screw time warping to show alternate scenes and develops Matt and Kate as characters. In progress, currently up to the defeat of Plant 42.

Sonata 14 by Romipen

  • Recommended by Yoyoddd
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: None. Sherry has some Stockholm Syndrome towards Wesker, but it's more an "unhealthy and messed-up father figure and Evil Mentor" situation than anything romantic or sexual.
  • Synopsis: After discovering the salvaged body of Albert Wesker being revived by Tricell, Sherry breaks her old captor/caretaker out of the corporation's grasp, becoming an international fugitive in the process.
  • Comments: It seems to be developing rather nicely. Everyone seems to be in character, and it's nice to see a (somewhat) softer side of the super-villain that is Wesker.

Til Cuffs Do Us Part by Rainfox88

  • Recommended by Eona
  • Status: Complete
  • Parings: Billy/Rebecca
  • Synopsis: Resident Evil 0 if Billy and Rebecca were handcuffed on the train.
  • Comments: The author does a good job of allowing the character's relationship to grow, as well as keeping the story generally lighthearted with healthy doses of humor.

Old Friend, New Looks by MovieVillain

  • Recommended bye Death Note Fan
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Claire/Jill
  • Synopsis: Post RE5, Claire gets reunited with her brother's old friend, Jill, and finds her with new looks.
  • Comments:

Teratogenesis by Ferric

  • Recommended by Dark Gidora
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Mentioned Sherry/Jake
  • Synopsis: A collection of unconnected Alternate Universe stories centered around different characters ending up infected with the various viruses that exist in the series.
  • Comments: Well done Body Horror. Each chapter is its own experiment into the experiences of major characters infected and does a good job providing disconcerting descriptions of the changes and their thoughts at what is happening to them. It's not pleasant, but it's very good you're interested in the unsettling transformations endemic to the series.
  • Now also has a trope page.
  • The author expanded some of the short stories into full-length fics. Legacies picks up from "Sins of the Fathers", and Ship of Theseus from "Burrow Your Way Into My Heart" and "Monsters Inside Me''. Both are well worth a read if you enjoyed the short story versions.

''Enduring The Evil by Librius

  • Recommended by red.ranger.elliot
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: None that I can pick up on but sounds like he might be hinting at OC/Ada
  • Synopsis: A group of OC's get stranded in Arklay Forest right as S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team arrive to investigate the "cannibal murders" and get caught up in the horror as well as dealing with a traitor... in more ways than one.
  • Comments: I was looking for some Resident Evil fanfics and stumbled across this gem. I was instantly hooked and had to read the whole thing. It has sequels for 2 and 3 which are both completed with a break halfway through 3 to lead into 2, just like in the games. A version for Code Veronica is currently in progress.

Ask The Survivors! by ECDeadly

  • Recommended by red.ranger.elliot
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Claire/Steve, Chris/Jill, and the poor host's unrequited love for Claire
  • Synopsis: The Host (writer) invites the characters of Resident Evil to a talk show where they answer questions from the readers. As you can probably guess Hilarity Ensues
  • Comments: Another gem I found, this guy makes it entertaining.
  • NOTE: The link appears to no longer work as the fic has apparently been removed.

God's Child by Riot_Siren

  • Recommended by Tropers/jewelia13 Viking 1911
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Sherry/Wesker, Sherry/Jake, Ada/Leon
  • Synopsis: Sherry is adopted by Wesker after the events of Resident Evil 2, and things get complicated fast.
  • Comments: Very well-written, believable and in character! Sadly it's incomplete and hasn't been updated in almost three years. It has been completed as of 2021!

Resident Evil: A Change In Pace (alternate title: Biohazard: A New Direction Taken) by Snafu the Great

  • Recommended By: Roku Alhazared
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2019
  • Parings: Chris/Jill, Leon/Claire
  • Synopsis: An alternative retelling of the series that shows the relationship of Chris and Jill, starting from Raccoon City to the present.
  • Comments: Written by the author of Pride Comes Before The Fall, and Evangelion Gear A Change In Pace is an interesting spin on the events of the games, the author drawing inspiration from the games, the comics, and novels.
  • The fanfic has a trope page, which can be found here.

Life by MOCHS

  • Recommended By: Star Outlaw
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Leon/Ada
  • Synopsis: A story about Ada Wong's life and how she came to be. Includes some strong language, violence, and mentions of sex. Appearance of Albert Wesker and Leon Kennedy in later chapters. Does not follow the canon of RE 7 & Vendetta.
  • Comments: Creates an engaging backstory for Ada spanning her entire life.

Breakaway by Kipsels

  • Recommended By: Adept
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2020
  • Pairing: Leon/Claire, with some hints of Jill/Chris
  • Synopsis: In an Alternate Universe where Raccoon City is not invested by zombies, Leon finds himself feeling disillusioned by the menial duties he's been assigned to as a rookie cop. His life seems to brighten when he meets a delightful barista at the cafe he frequents... until he realises that she's Chris Redfield's younger sister, then things start to turn to shit.
  • Comments: A delightful story that makes a plausible RE setting if the Zombie Apocalypse never happens. The fic mostly highlights Leon's adorkable side as an idealistic rookie who's both trying to achieve big things in his career, while courting the younger sister of a dangerously overprotective senior officer, but also gives opportunities for Leon (and later Claire) to showcase their heroic side through the crimes they managed get involved in.

Fine by Silex

  • Recommended By: Arruruerie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Evie Zoe tries to put things together, to figure out if things would ever be right again, if she'll ever be okay. Eventually they might, but it'll need to be a new sort of okay. It's a learning process, shaky, unbalanced and frightening, just like learning to ride a bike. She's done all that and more, so there is that.
  • Comments: A particularly meaty and bittersweet one-shot centering around Zoe reminiscing about life with with her family and coming to terms with their loss after Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, this is a beautifully-considered, contemplative, and detailed piece that does a great and authentic job at capturing the feel and nostalgia of thinking about family and the "good old days" one remembers from childhood, and at exploring Zoe's relationships with her parents, brother, and uncle and what those people were like at their most "normal".

The Progenitor Chronicles by inserthedgehog (AO3 and FFN)

  • Recommended by: xPsiStorm2000x
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rebecca/OC
  • Synopsis: The fic is told first-person, switching perspectives between OC and Rebecca each chapter. It runs parallel to the canon events from RE 0/1 to RE R2 (complete timeframe: 1998 to 2016), after which the fic goes into an original conclusion. Lots of stuff that happens in the games gets expanded upon, like the Terragrigia Panic.
  • Comments: Really nice (but long) read. You can tell the author paid a lot of attention to RE lore and the way he weaves it together, especially to construct the ending, is really impressive. There's an OC that refreshingly has his own role and doesn't Stu his way into the main cast. Characters act in-character and interact with him and others in believable ways. The ship doesn't take over the plot (it isn't even the main focus and doesn't happen until roughly the halfway point). The biggest flaw would be the first 40-or-so percent of Volume I, which is kind of slow. The fic really starts to come into its own in the finale of Volume I, which takes place in Terragrigia during the Panic. Volume II fares better, probably because more stuff happens in RE canon during Volume II's timeframe. Volume III is where the fic really pays off when it takes all the plot threads and viruses from RE 0 to RE R2 and integrates them all into an original, cohesive ending. 7.8/10 would recommend.

Go Tell Aunt Rhody by The Samurai Prince

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Crossover with: Total Drama
  • Synopsis: Cody and Gwen had soon become good friends, although Cody wishes that it was something more. However, something happened to Gwen three years ago on a cruise. Cody, now 24, has received a cryptic message from Gwen, supposedly missing, maybe even dead. It says that she's on a farm in the bayous of Louisiana. Cody, determined to find Gwen, goes there. Upon reaching his destination, he discovers that something more ominous is afoot. Now he's trapped in the home of the Bakers, a killer, homicidal, cannibalistic family that houses something horrible inside. He needs to find Gwen and stop whatever it is that's affecting the Bakers home...before he's infected as well. Main characters are Cody and Gwen. Now rated M. (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard)

''Made In Heaven by Dark Slayer Reborn

  • Recommended by Lord Vectorum 84
  • Crossover with: Devil May Cry
  • Status: Ongoing(Last update was Aug 8)
  • Pairing: Tony Redgrave/Claire Redfield
  • Synopsis: Worried for her brother's safety, and angry after an argument with her boyfriend, Claire Redfield heads off to Raccoon City to find Chris herself. But Tony Redgrave isn't about to let some stupid argument hang over them, and follows after her. Unfortunately for both of them, a petty argument is the least of their worries once in Raccoon City... Co-written with Da-Awesom-One.
  • Comments: What makes this unique is that it's specifically a crossover with the Devil May Cry prequel novel featuring a much younger amnesiac Dante with no idea of his true identity. Dante's abilities make him stand out and most of the drama between him and Claire comes from his uncertainties over who he really is. And as usual "Gilver" has his own agenda for his little brother. I should note Leon Kennedy is absent apart from a brief reference, with Tony taking over his role.

Dangerous Tenant by SPG-inc

  • Recommended by Marcus S Lazarus
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Doctor Who
  • Synopsis: The Survivors are ready to challenge Albert Wesker, but even with arrival of a man called 'The Doctor' and a woman called Donna, can they save the world from the T-Virus?
  • Comments: Based on the idea that alternate worlds can become aware of each other through fiction, the Doctor and Donna travel into the world of Resident Evil by accident, joining forces with a group of soldiers in time for a final confrontation with Albert Wesker. Despite the challenge of such conflicts as the Doctor's refusal to kill and the soldiers' certainty that death is the only 'treatment' for the virus, the two groups nevertheless form a fascinating team and culminates in a final desperate showdown with Wesker as he completes his plan to become a new form of life...

Survival Horror in Short Skirts by lazytiger

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