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These are recommendations made by tropers for Fan Fics, 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.

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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 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.

Emperor's Pet Monster by Acidwing

  • Recommended by: The_Cosmic_Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Aku isn't evil, he's just clueless. (AU where the arrow from "The Birth of Evil" was a bit more effective.)
  • Comments: As the summary states, this is an AU centered around the "What if the serum from the beginning of the series did its job?" It's an amazing oneshot depicting the concept with equally amazing description. And Aku himself is quite the character.
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Jack and the Changeling by Sarah-neko

  • Recommended by: Iowaforever
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jack enters a dangerous fairy kingdom to save the Scotsman's baby daughter.
  • Comments: Probably one of the best Samurai Jack fics out there; Jack and company are highly detailed and in character, the plot is intriguing and paced so well it reads as if it were its own episode of the show, and the addition of more supernatural beings for Jack to deal with is always a welcome changeup.

Two Hurt Animals by maltango

  • Recommended by: TTFan
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2017
  • Synopsis: Jack and Ashi aren't doing great, but they're doing better together. Or, some short vignettes/drabbles.
  • Comments: A well-written series of moments between episodes that gives a great insight into the effects of Jack and Ashi's respective upbringings and life choices. Author says that the story is not intended as Jashi, but can be read as such.
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Ashi's Teacher by AnimationNut

  • Recommended by: FlowerGirl-Daisy
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Growing up in isolation, raised for one purpose, Ashi has not gotten to experience much of life. So as they pass through a field where horses are grazing, Jack decides to teach the girl how to ride one. An insignificant event to anyone else, but to Ashi, it means absolutely everything.

Daughters of Jack by LT Rex Cole

  • Recommended by: PrivateerMan
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: During his travels, Jack comes across the Temple where the still-young Daughters of Aku are being trained. He fights the cult and takes the girls under his wing, acting as a Parental Substitute.

Aku vs. the Scotsman by Anonymous

  • Recommended by: saltin
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: At the End of their World, the Scotsman gets the last word in against the monster who wrecked it.

Joy by PinkRedRose2

  • Recommended by: FlowerGirl-Daisy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After everything Jack had endured and sacrificed, he deserved some joy. And his father was determined to ensure he received it.

Unmade by Kraken Guard

  • Recommended by: FlowerGirl-Daisy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "... This was not how he wanted to spend his final moments." A possible look into what happened to Future!Aku in the season finale.

In a Name by AnimationNut

  • Recommended by: FlowerGirl-Daisy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After years in a future under Aku's rule, Jack has forgotten his real name. When his parents remind him, he is suddenly torn. Yasu was the person he used to be, and Jack was the one who traversed a future ruled by Aku. They were two names for one person, but yet they felt like completely different beings.

Gotta get Back, Back to the Past, Samurai Jack by d-Clarence

  • Recommended by: Ford1114
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2019
  • Synopsis: This is the novelization of the heartfelt concluding season of Samurai Jack! Fifty years have passed, but, I do not age... Time has lost its effect on me... Aku's grasp chokes the Past, Present, and Future... Gotta get Back, Back to the Past, Samurai Jack... This will be an expanded look at the canon, but expect some surprises... Edited and revised with 00RaiserGundam.
  • Trope page here.

Jack and the Seven Sisters by Deirdre Skye

  • Recommended by: Whitewings
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the battle in the mausoleum, Aki's mask comes apart when Jack cracks it. A small change makes a large difference.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Jack and Ashi by soulripper13

  • Recommended by: Agent B
  • Pairings: Jack/Ashi
  • Status: Dormant (last updated May 2017)
  • Synopsis: After the graveyard fight Jack and Ashi look for a place to rest before questing for Jack's magic sword.

Blackout by Bleu Mae

  • Recommended by: FlowerGirl-Daisy
  • Pairings: Jack/Original Female Character
  • Status: Dormant (last updated April 2017)
  • Synopsis: Violet had her own agenda against Aku and she was determined to defeat him herself. But when she comes across Jack, who was injured from a battle, she helped him — bandaged him up, let him rest for a little bit...until Violet found out Jack was on a journey to get Aku, and she just couldn't pass up the opportunity to travel with him.

Adventures-Of-Samurai-Jack-and-Ashi by soulripper13

  • Recommended by: FlowerGirl-Daisy
  • Pairings: Jack/Ashi
  • Status: ongoing.
  • Synopsis: Series that follows the episodic format of the first 4 seasons of Samurai Jack. Jack and Ashi wander around. With Jack's hope restored, he will not stop until he finds a way home to put an end to Aku.

Love Out Of Time by Angelprincess01

  • Recommended by: FlowerGirl-Daisy
  • Pairings: Jack/Original Female Character
  • Status: ongoing.
  • Synopsis: Aku has thrown every kind of assassin he's got at Samurai Jack and all of them failed. So the only logical conclusion would be to send a non-assassin to do his dirty business. Enter Rue Arkham; shy, clumsy and better suited filing archives than ever setting a foot outside. Needless to say, Aku's plan works about as well as you'd expect.

Beautiful Times by LittleMockingjay

  • Recommended by: SnowyWolf
  • Pairings: Jack/Ashi
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: What if Ashi's attempt to create a time portal had failed? How will Jack slay the present, more powerful Aku? And what will happen after? Clearly AU, Twoshot, Fluffy Jashi, includes an epilogue

New Life by Armaras

  • Recommended by: FlowerGirl-Daisy
  • Pairings: Jack/Ashi
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Ashi is about to enter a new chapter of her life, but something doesn't sit quite well under the surface...

Memories by Sallychan-Stories

  • Recommended by: FlowerGirl-Daisy
  • Pairings: Jack/Ashi
  • Status: Dormant (last updated September 2017)
  • Synopsis: Jack defeated Aku, but lost Ashi in the final battle. Now in his own time, he is tormented by his memories of her. When one of Aku's lingering minions attacks him in the palace, Jack's hope for his own happiness returns; but his quests are never easy.

The Law of Conservation of Souls by Crazy Rob

  • Recommended by: FlowerGirl-Daisy
  • Pairings: Jack/Ashi
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: There is an ancient law, older than time itself, that prevents the end of a soul's existence due to time paradox. Standing before the three deities that forged Jack's sword, the rebel army demands this law extend to someone who deserves it the most.

Sofia Puerto's Alternate Ending by Sofia Puerto

  • Recommended by: saltin
  • Pairings: Jack/Ashi
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: A Love Lost. A Future Won. Friends Old and Once New. Jack's journey ends as it began. Wordless and with a Tree.

Infinity Legion: Heroes Unite by TvFan2244
  • Recommended by Terrorking10, Immasupastargirl and Doomsday2015.
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Multi-Crossover (Max Steel, Danny Phantom, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Sym-Bionic Titan, Kim Possible, Ben 10: Omniverse, Generator Rex, The Secret Saturdays, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, and Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.
  • Trope page here.
  • Synopsis: And then came the time when mighty heroes banded together. Danny Phantom, Randy Cunningham, Jake Long, Kim Possible, Ron Stoppable, Ben 10, Generator Rex, Zak Saturday, Lance, Ilana, Octus, XJ9, El Tigre, Max Steel, Star Butterfly, Marco Diaz, Cat Noir, and Ladybug. These heroes must stop the Darkentors form taking over their dimensions. Unite Infinity Legion!
  • Comments: In what is sure to be one of TvFan2244's best stories yet, readers are given a real treat when their favorite Western Animation heroes heroes come together in the biggest crossover teamup in fanfic history. With the formation of the Infinity Legion, Danny is amazed to be surrounded by young individuals gifted with unique abilities and fighting skills just like himself, even more so that they elect him as leader, a very important mantle. Leading a group of such magnitude will have challenges.
    • Or: a Massive Multiplayer Crisis Crossover that pits some of animation's greatest heroes against an interdimensional threat. If you're a fan of mega crossover stories, check this one out; it'll be worth your time. As an added bonus, if you were upset by Ashi's Ret-Gone in the finale, the writer brought her back! ~Storygirl000

The Red Dragon Samurai by Cowboy Alchemist (Trope Page: The Red Dragon Samurai)

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: High School Dx D
  • Synopsis: A high school boy named Kenny Kurosawa inherits his ancestor Jack's sword just as he gets killed by Raynare and made a member of Rias Gremory's peerage.
  • Comments: Kenny takes Issei's place, and though he's not a pervert like Issei, he slowly gets a harem.

The Distant Princess by GMBlackjack

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Wander over Yonder, Infinity Train, and Gravity Falls.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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?
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