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Proof that the remaining ten percent is worth scaling The Tower of Fate for.

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

General FicsStories 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.

S is for Shovel and K is for Knight, by Lkcsi.

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  • Recommended by Astrokitty
  • Status: On-Going (temporary hiatus)
  • Synopsis: A collection of stories featuring the misadventures of The Order of No Quarter. Each chapter has several stories, and the chapters proceed in alphabetical order.
  • WARNINGS! Alternate Universe, very light shipping, minor OCs.
  • On temporary hiatus because the author is dealing with severe depression.
  • Comments: It might look like one of your typical A to Z fanfictions, but it's really quite amazing! A lot of non-canon (i.e. the one or two minor OCs) elements are written believably enough that you might mistake them for canon. Amazingly, using only the little source material provided, the author has managed to keep every member of The Order of No Quarter remarkably in character. In addition, there's quite a bit of variety! Some of the stories (i.e. C is for Careful) are quite hilarious, while others (i.e. I is for Igloo) are more somber. There's the occasional spelling or grammar error, but they really aren't that glaring.
    • Mangorange Juice: It does look like a typical A-Z at first, but when the more somber things come in precisely in D is for death, there is a hint that characters would get more depth to them. They get little snippets of the knights' major life events and every single detail contributes to each character's personality. It's great work, and the author has managed to build an entire universe from the little source material from the game. They were able to connect some symbolism and well-hidden secrets in the game to real life/future game events (Flowers of Antimony and the Phase Locket's location in Plague of Shadows are just two things). Also, there are a lot of very subtle secrets hidden in each story that hint at the knights' individual stories. There is literally nothing in the fic that is useless. Personalities are developed and revealed through all possible details.
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Treasures Await by Hawki

  • Recommended by: Nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Not only gold glitters. But those who seek it are sometimes lost.
  • Tag: One-shot, AU

Snakes and shovels by Incredibleintruder

  • Recommended by: Nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shovel Knight and Shield Knight are in an adventure. Entering the infamous snake-lair, whatever danger might they find? Can they both defeat the evil found within it?
  • Pairing(s): Shovel Knight/Shield Knight
  • Tags: Pre-Game


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