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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.

After Death by SleepDeprivedFemale

  • Recommended by: rioludoodle
  • Status: Dormant (April 2019)
  • Synopsis: "AU in which the Kishin sealed Lord Death 800 years ago. When the supposed final battle between the two Gods ended with the Kishin as the victor two survivors find a sickly child and name him Kid. Fifteen years later, he and his childhood friend Maka accidentally get involved with a mysterious organisation, an ancient book, and a forgotten past."
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  • Comments: Easily the most interesting fic - and by far the best AU - I've ever read in the Soul Eater fandom. It's slow to update, but every chapter is worth the wait.

Tightrope by MarshmellowDragon (AU)

  • Recommended by Cheletiba
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): Some Maka/Soul but it's not the focus.
  • Synopsis: A 'What If' story asking thus: What if MAKA and not Soul received the large debilitating wound in their first battle with Crona and was affected by the Black Blood directly?

Beloved Helpless by Jaokolad

  • Recommended by Thornheart
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: hints of Soul/Maka, Black☆Star/Tsubaki, one-sided Liz/Kid
  • Synopsis: "Weapons and Meisters work tirelessly to protect humans from the evils of the world, but what happens when that is no longer enough for the lesser of the four races? Humanity's fear fuels a new push to control those who swear to protect them."

Ouroboros by Maidenchan (WARNING: NSFW)

  • Recommended by On The Hill.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Some Medusa/Stein.
  • Synopsis: "Deception, darkness, death. Over and over. The way of the snake."

Drabbles On A Pudgy Meister by baronobeefdip

  • Recommended by bobdrantz.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Some minor Kid/Liz.
  • Synopsis: "A collection of short drabbles centered around Death The Kid's daily life after he's been fattened up."

The Good Son by sojourney

  • Recommended by Raserei Hojo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "A series of interludes during Death the Kid's childhood, the bond between father and son, and how Shinigami has learned to cope with his son's eccentricities. First in the Triskelion series."

The Bullet Waltz by sojourney

  • Recommended by Raserei Hojo
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "Since Death the Kid asked the Thompson Sisters to join him, none of their lives have been the same. From the streets of Brooklyn to Death City, they exist like three points tied together in the center. Second in the Triskelion series."

Like You Wouldn't Know It by Michelle H. C. Zhu

  • Recommended by Interrobang
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Giriko, Justin, and Justin's headphones. And everything else in between. A chainsaw comes to terms with some issues in his new home - issues that especially include a certain rival. [Manga-verse; heavy cursing]
  • Comments: Exactly how to ship two Ax-Crazy freaks who absolutely hate each other.

Toils and Troubles by sojourney

  • Recommended by Raserei Hojo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Kid considers failure to be unacceptable. A companion piece to Episode 14 / Chapter 012, the "Ultimate Written Exam"."

BLACK STAR: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual by Monkey Bait

  • Recommended by LittleMissSophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The maker of DEATH THE KID: The Owner's Guide and Manual proudly presents: BLACK STAR!
  • Comments: A hilarious one shot, depicting a manual for Black Star. Chrona and Death the Kid manuals are also available.

The Convict in My Closet by Amber Masquerade

  • Recommended by Laughter Most Insane
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: (Taken from fanfiction summary) AU. My name is Soul Eater Evans, age 15, convicted of a murder that I did not commit. Now I am on the run for one reason only: To prove my innocence to the world. But when I accidentally bump into Maka Albarn - school girl prodigy - on the streets of New York, she just might be the type of detective I need to solve everything. A classic 'who done it' murder mystery/romance fanfic.
  • Comments: Complete and very well written.

Soul Eater: 50 Sentences by kasugai_gummie, and its tie-in:50 Sentences (except when they're not) by butterflycages

  • Recommended by Interrobang
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Random Day in the Life snippets from the main cast of Soul Eater.
  • Comments: Normally I don't go for these kinds of fics, but each sentence is just wonderfully in-character and nicely self-contained.

The Only Answer by WallofIllusion

  • Recommended by Dellanotte and Prince Kaen.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Medusa raises her child. 3300 words of solid child abuse, you have been warned. Spoilers up to and including chapter 87 of the manga.
  • Comments: The second-worst part is that it's absolutely in-character. The absolute worst part is that it's completely canon-compliant. This is how you raise a child to be broken, and gloat about it. Thus, weep.

Unanswered Questions: The Tale of Soul Eater by sequoiacole

  • Recommended by The Squall Ace
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: I've decided that I want to explore the origins of Soul Eater. During the anime I had many questions about him and was surprised to find that even though his name is the title of the show, we learn very little about him therefore, fanfic! Don't be upset that his name is Ethan Evans to begin with. His true name will emerge later on. Please enjoy! Also to be safe I DON'T OWN ANYTHING (taken from the synopsis)
  • Comments: Brilliantly written, packs an emotional punch, and has a great story. It tells the story of Soul in a very believable and intriguing way. I love this story, and am here to spread the word.

Soul Eater: Eternal Paradox by ADdude

  • Recommended by Wisest 1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Maka from the Future arrives with a warning of a threat that may save or destroy Death City and everyone in it.
  • Comments: Handles the time travel well and in an easy to follow manner. Fun and easy to read despite a few grammar erros here and there. It's a good story that I loved reading.

The First Ever Maka Chop by Fudgefeather

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Years before Maka Albarn met the white-haired boy who would be both her best friend and greatest annoyance, a day at work with her dad ends up creating the best way she knows to keep the annoying males in her life in line.
  • Comments: An absolutely adorable fic about child!Maka coming to meet Shinigami and the origin of the Maka Chop.

The Sound of An Unsound Soul by Cloud135

  • Recommended by karsap
  • Status: Dead (last updated September 2016)
  • Synopsis: There's a new student at Shibusen (DWMA) who seems a bit.. off. How this unusual student will affect the lives of everyone around him, who knows? The only thing that's for sure is that every meister needs a weapon, and every weapon needs souls to become a Death Scythe. Follows the anime, rated M just in case for language, violence and who knows what else.
  • Comments: An fic where Blair gets an OC weapon partner.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Black and Gold by Original Alien Superspy

  • Recommended by Flameblade 13
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Death the Kid/OC
  • Synopsis: L.J. (for Life Junior) is living in Life Metropolis with her friends when her mother, Lady Life, announces her arranged engagement to Lord Death's son. She and her bodyguards/weapons are subsequently shipped out to Death City, Nevada. A rule of symmetry: everything has an opposite. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Comments: Author is currently on chapter 11, but updates with about 5-10 pages every three weeks or so. It's trope page can be found here.

No Matter What by EvanescentDream93

  • Recommended by Rakuen
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Maka/Soul, Black Star/Tsubaki
  • Synopsis: Set 8 years after the events of the series, the main cast has finally graduated from Shibusen and face their lives in a world free of Arachne. Meanwhile, the next generation of Weapons and Meisters needs to be raised. Both groups will have to come together to fend off the next threat to the school, and the world.
  • Comments: Currently in progress at 21 chapters as of July 30, 2009.

Amplify by Marsh Of Sleep

  • Recommended by Attend, Rory O’Kane
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Soul/Maka, with minor hints of Black*Star/Tsubaki and Kid/Liz/Patti
  • Synopsis: Soul has begun to feed off Maka's emotions through a link which has formed between them, so when she is injured, he panics and the situation escalates, calling into question the pair’s true feelings for the other.
  • Comments: Complete at 135,000 words. An uncensored version is on Archive of Our Own.

Tales of Rabbits and Killers Who Love Them by Leo Sarrefren

  • Recommend by Parasurd
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Chrona/Maka
  • Synopsis: Chrona has been accepted at Shibusen, and is now learning bit by bit what it's like to have friends who care for you. But can someone whose mind has been twisted so hard succeed? Or will she rather succumb to the madness, bringing them down with her?

Wonderful Nightmare by Glass Alice

  • Recommended by Webidolchiu 94
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Maka/Kid, Maka/Black Star, Maka/Soul
  • Synopsis: "Show business isn't all Sunshine and butterflies, sometimes weird blue haired boys break into your house, sometimes the guy next door has a personality that doesn't match his looks,and Maka's life just happens to have both and a whole lot more." Basically, it's AU, but the pairings are just.....essential!!! So it's a shipping there.

One Damn Thing After Another by metisket

  • Recommended by Spoonful
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Soul/Maka
  • Synopsis: "In which Soul wishes that, just once, he and Maka could have a straightforward assignment. And also that everyone would stop laughing at him when he’s down."

Witches Man Witches by Allen Bedillion Trahurn

  • Recommended by Naruto Avenger 77
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Maka/Soul, OC/Another OC
  • Synopsis: A Meister named Erik is freed from his crystal prison by the Shining Witch Lilith, however, he joins the DWMA in order to atone for the wrongs of his past. Meanwhile, the DWMA faces new threats in the form of something called the "Dark Wavelength", All in all, things aren't at all what they seem...

Valueby Miss Tiff 12

  • Recommended by thanotosomega, OXYCODONEFROG
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Maka/Gender-Ambiguous!Crona
  • Synopsis: Feeling partly responsible for damaging Soul's motorcycle, Chrona promises to help pay for the bike's repairs and works at odd jobs to earn enough money. Contains lots of Croma fluff. Includes pizza, Twister, and more! Crona's gender is not specified.

Clue by tsuki-san16

  • Recommended by Winged Quill
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairings: Soul/Kid
  • Synopsis: When what starts as a straightforward mission suddenly turns deadly, it's up to the Shibusen group to figure out what the hell is going on. If Kid and Soul manage to get together in the process, well, that's just a bonus. (summary on
  • Comments: Amazingly written, a tearjerker, and blends Soul Eater and Clue together flawlessly.

Nine to Life by Apoc 326

  • Recommended by Torrasque 666
  • Status: Dormant (as of April 2018)
  • Pairings: Soul/Maka, Black Star/Tsubaki, Kid/Liz
  • Synopsis: A good story about Soul, Maka, and their soon-to-be-daughter. Humorous with a touch of seriousness, it is not a cheezy love story.
  • Comments: Loved it. Great story, feels like it could actually have been written by Atsushi Ōkubo. Features notes at the end of each chapter for things that seem like trivia, or explains content that might be challenged.

Resonance of Madness by Lialane-Graest

  • Recommended by Dellanotte
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Stein/Marie
  • Synopsis: "They were resonating when the madness took him. She refused to let go of him, and he clung to her like a drowning man to a life preserver. Well, even life preservers can sink into the churning abyss..."
  • Comments: A beautifully-executed work that alternatively induces horror, laughter, and a volley or two of profanity. Lialane writes madness effortlessly, cheerfully exploring the far reaches of depravity whilst keeping everyone in-character, fighting, and living with enough laughter for a chance at a happy ending. Of course, if you laugh at the end of chapter 11, you have no soul.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Deconstruction Fic of Kid Fics, Child Death

Coin Operated Boy by DollyPop12

  • Recommended by frenchcookie47
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Stein/Marie
  • Synopsis: "Marie Mjolnir is an engineer working for Baba Yaga Enterprises, a group currently holding the monopoly on their patented cyborg systems, created from years of now-illegal human experimentation. But she would rather work her second job as a Vulture picking spare parts out of landfills for her resistance group. When Marie finds an abandoned cyborg, lacking both serial and model numbers, she takes him in and finds out that has had his emotional receptors traumatically compromised. And that he could prove the catalyst for dismantling Baba Yaga once and for all. But as she begins to fall, both for the cyborg codenamed Franken Stein, as well as down the rabbit hole of his past, she realizes that, in love with a man who has to learn his feelings all over again, going after the person who hurt him in the first place is biting off more than she could ever hope to chew."
  • Comments: An alternate universe fic coming from the 2015 Resbangs, Coin Operated Boy speaks for itself in sheer beauty of language and a well executed dystopia with a subtle brush of romance. Plot heavy, heady. It's a beautiful work.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Dystopia, Alternate Universe Fic

Crossover Fics
Stories in which two realities coexist and interact with one another.

The Hetalian Job by Rainy Meadows

  • Recommended by fieldsofwater, Explosivo 25
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Axis Powers Hetalia
  • Characters(s): N. Italy, Germany, Death the Kid, Liz Thompson, Patty Thompson, various other characters from either franchise make minor appearances.
  • Synopsis: It was supposed to be a simple mission: go in, slay the prospective kishin, come straight back out. But when Death the Kid encounters an asymmetrical pasta-loving coward, his life becomes anything but simple. Rated T for violence, swearing and dark themes, but not enough to constitute an M. First in the Soul Heta series.

The Legendary Holy Sword by Oh I wish I were a bird

  • Recommended by Evilkitten 3
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Character(s): Envy, Riza Hawkeye, Edward Elric, Roy Mustang, Excalibur.
  • Synopsis: Excalibur meets Ed, Envy, Roy and Riza. Poor Envy... Rated T for a brief mention of Playboy. Crackfic of absolute nonsense. FMA chapters 94-95/episodes 53-54 spoilers.
  • Comments: Possibly the most hilarious, nonsensical thing in the world. Takes place during Envy's temper tantrum right before it kills itself.

Secrets of Legend by ADdude

  • Recommended by Wisest 1
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Is This a Zombie? & Doctor Who
  • Character(s): Maka Albarn, Soul Eater, Eucliwood Hellscythe, Ayumu Aikawa, Maka's Mom, Naegleria Nebiros, The 11th Doctor, Tardis, Clara Oswald, Excalibur, Death The Kid, Liz Thomspon
  • Synopsis: Doctor who/Soul Eater/Is This A Zombie crossover.You don't need to know all three to follow the story. Cracks begin to form at the walls between dimensions. A secret held by three people is about to exposed that threatens all. Meisters from the DWMA, Zombie, Necromancer, Vampire, Magic Girl, Timelord & companion gather to stop it. As the walls between worlds fall chaos follows.
  • Comments: The story is well paced and well balanced giving all the various worlds and character their own time to shine. It's a fun and exciting story with humor and touching and emotional moments. Some subtle hints of romance and not so subtle hints of romance.The story does well to connect the worlds without feeling forced and makes the characters feel like their connections are natural and fit with the established canon. It also puts some characters like Excalibur in new light. It actually makes you feel sympathy with either an annoying character or just a pure comic relief character. The bad guy is powerful enough to be a real danger to the various powerful good guys.

I Don't Know How to Deal with Youkai Academy! by Scarecrow'sMainFan

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with Rosario + Vampire
  • Synopsis: After switching sides and helping kill Medusa, Crona is pardoned, but sent to Youkai Academy as part of his probation. Can he survive the frightening world of monsters? And how will he deal with the girls around him falling in love with him?

''An Unorthodox Alliance by SleepDeprivedFemale

  • Recommended by FurorNocturna
  • Status: Dormant; last updated November 2018
  • Crossover with Series/Supernatural
  • Synopsis: Lucifer summoned and bound the Grim Reaper to his will. Unfortunately for him, this resulted in Death's son ending up with the Winchesters, in an alliance that is shaky at best and homicidal at worst.
  • Notes: Slightly AU. Follows the SE manga except for the final battle; basically the Kishin was sealed but Kid didn't complete his lines so dear old Lord Death is still alive; as for the Supernatural timeline, set during season 5, after 'Abandon All Hope'
  • Comments": A phenomenal setup with even greater execution. Bar-none the greatest Soul Eater crossover this reader has ever had the pleasure of reading. Updates are slow but always worth the wait.

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