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MoringMark

  • Recommended by Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Comments: The man creates some great on-model comics and illustrations very true to the show that are just brimming with creativity, humor, and heart. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll wow at some of the things he does. If you loved any episode, character, or concept, in particular, the chances are that he's made something in response to it that won't fail to entertain you further. He updates frequently.
    • Agreed. With how accurate his work is in terms of art-style and characterization many of his works could easily be mistaken for canon sequels or plots.

Frava8

  • Recommended by Drope
  • Comments: Similar to MoringMark, they have amazingly, well-drawn comics, with humor and writing faithful to the actual show. Also constantly updating.

Jgss0109

  • Recommended by TheAnonymousUser
  • Comments: This creative writer and excellent drawer have expanded the Queens of Mewni history with his AU, which expands on the history of Mewni, it's queens, and the Butterfly family using biographies, stories, and drawings so good it's as if it came from the show itself.

Danna the Shipper

  • Recommended by: Zangoose28
  • Comments: Excellent artwork, same art style as the show. She makes cute fluff and humor, with a similar feel to the show. It also has a few decent fan kids.

Blackwolfwrites/Blackwolf667

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Comments: One of the absolute best active SVTFOE fan fiction writers. Great new stories and take on the lore, with a feel similar to the show. She writes moments in her stories that range from cute and fluff, to dark and mature, and she can write both excellently. Writes mainly Starco and Jantom when focusing on ships, but the story is undoubtedly not bogged down by the shipping, even helped by it.

LordCornwalis

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Comments: An excellent and experienced author with a small collection of stories. His writing explores a lot of mature themes and can get fairly dark, but has some great romantic and fluffy moments and has a great world he’s expanded upon. His ships are mainly Starco and Jantom. Definitely worth a look.

ThDorkMagnet (Tumblr)

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Comments: A great total AU based author who is great at making and reworking worlds. Her writing ranges from heartwarming fluff, to well written, darker, more mature, stuff, and everything in between. Starco and Jantom are her main ships. Worth a look.

Kprs4ever (Twitter)

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Comments: An excellent author and great artist who mainly focuses on sequels to finished shows. She single handedly made something great out of the flawed finale, with amazing stories and lore, great character development, darker moments, and adorable fluff, all with great art to go along with it, all well made and well written. Definitely worth checking out.

    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.

When Two Worlds Collide by KPRS4Ever

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Earth and Mewni have now merged into one; all because of a rebel mewman princess and human safe-kid's love for one another (and of course, magic)! Now that they live in...well, sort of a brand new world, Star and Marco have many new adventures in store! However, one question remains. Are they ready for what is coming their way?
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Tom/Janna
  • Tags: Season 5 fic, Sequel story.
  • Comments: A excellent sequel with great writing, makes good use of the lore and world. Better than season 4.
When Dimensions Cleave (Wattpad link) by Blackspiderman
  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Following the events of "Cleaved," Star and Marco adjust to their new world. But everything isn't smooth sailing, and things come to a head with the return of familiar faces, the return of a dangerous foe, and shocking revelations that could change everything. Rated T for safety.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco
  • Tags: Season 5 fic, Sequel Story, Romance, Angst, Adventure
  • Comments: A decent fic and sequel to Star vs., with its fair share of problems, but it is required to read the better sequels.

Unforgettable Getaway (Wattpad link) by Blackspiderman

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Following "When Dimensions Cleave," Star & Marco set out on a well deserved & long overdue getaway. Join the lovebirds as they spend two weeks exploring a new part of their world, learning about themselves, and dissecting their ever-growing feelings for each other. Rated T for safety.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco
  • Tags: Implied Smut, Romance, Friendship, Angst
  • Comments: A great story, with a well-written development of Starco, and adorable Starco moments.

The Ballad of Earth Mewni (Wattpad link) by Blackspiderman

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A new age on Earth-Mewni has begun! Join Star, Marco, and their friends & loved ones as they explore & navigate this new world, find their purpose in it, and conquer once and for all the demons within that have been left behind thanks to the age of magic. Rated T for safety.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Janna/Tom
  • Tags: Implied Smut, Humor, Friendship, Romance, Angst
  • Comments: A good sequel, with tons of Steven Universe style angst, nice romances, and great character development.

Beautiful Christmas (Wattpad link)by Blackspiderman

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's the holiday season on Earth-Mewni, and Star & friends are determined to spread holiday cheer to everyone around them no matter what! Rated T for safety.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Tom/Janna Hinted Star/Jackie
  • Tags: Christmas, Implied Smut, Romance, Angst
  • Comments: A cute Christmas fic, with nice romances and fluff.
Life on Earthni A to Z by giraffes92
  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A collection of nonlinear short stories about Star and Marco after the events of Cleaved, just having adventures and living life.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Janna/Tom Jackie/Chloe
  • Comments: A fluffy sequel to Star vs, with fun stories, some sadder moments, and good writing.

Enter the Alterverse by MoringMarkWith Tropes

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: It has been a year since the Cleave. Star and Marco are going to school, living their lives together in this new Earth-ni world. But Star keeps seeing images of her deceased mentor Glossaryck, and she starts feeling that there's more for her to do.
  • Ships: Star/Marco Tom/Janna
  • Comments: It is hinted from the concept art that Star and Marco are going to be visiting another universe where Star DIDNT destroy magic and Marco likely died.

Starco vs. The Forces of Evil(Wattpad Link) by Blackwolfwrites and Starryeyedbutterfly

  • Recommended by:Zangoose28
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Star and Marco have cleaved their worlds together, ending the reign of magic and queens. Or so they thought. As life settles on Earth-ni, old enemies arise, and new problems threaten the balance of peace and power in the new world.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Janna/Tom
  • Comments: Interesting story, makes excellent use of the world and characters, mostly in-character actions and motivations. Good drawings alongside it.

The Greatest Gift (FF link) (AO3 Link)by Ngame, loveandwar007, toxicpsychox

  • Recommended by: Zangoose28
  • Synopsis: Star, Marco, and their whole interdimensional extended family celebrate a special event with a stroll down memory lane.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Janna/Tom
  • Comments: A Great sequel and collaboration, with art/comics and tone matching that of the original show, but slightly more mature.

Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Season 5 (unofficial) by LockAndKey989

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The Final (non-canon unfortunately) season of Star vs. the Forces of Evil. Star and Marco try to find their places in a new world where not everyone is as accepting of the change as enemies, both old and new, arise.

The Cressieverse by Gravityfying, Fireware(Tumblr), and Paneyneygirl

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A Future Alternate Universe for 'Star Vs The Forces of Evil. Staring Star, Marco, their daughter Cressida, and the rest of the Star vs cast, as they live in their new world.
  • Comments: An amazing comic, with great artwork, interesting stories, cute moments, excellent new characters and old ones returning. The Fankids are particularly good. Would recommend

A Fallen Knight by Code Name: - I am NRG

  • Recommended by Prinnyramza
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Marco is slowly and painfully piecing together how his reappearance to Mewni has destroyed his life back on Earth and while his sojourn has been a miserable experience. Is there no place for Marco Diaz anymore?
  • Comments: It works as an excellent deconstruction on some of the story elements of SVTFOE, such as Marco traveling to Mewni and the Bloodmoon Ball. It could be considered a bit of a fix fic concerning complaints about the first half of season 3.

Squire of the Wash by all_possible_worlds and Grade_A_Sexual

  • Recommended by RacattackForce
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Marco Diaz came back to Mewni. He thought he had been ordained a knight. He thought his friend would be glad to see him. Instead, he found himself escorted to the washroom, to squire under Sir Lavabo, the Knight of the Wash. What if Star hadn’t been told of the dangers involved? What if she hadn’t come back for him? What if Marco had been left to deal with the trial of the Lint Catcher, and much worse, all alone? What if he had had to face the real Mewni, without being the princess’ best pal? Loneliness, hardship, ridicule, guilt, trust issues, xenophobia, conspiracies, murder, despotism, girl troubles, and piles of dirty laundry: A year in the life of Marco Diaz, Squire of the Wash.
  • Pairing(s): Star Butterfly/Marco Diaz, Star Butterfly/Tom Lucitor, Marco Diaz/Higgs, Marco Diaz/Jackie Lynn Thomas
  • Tags: Marco alone, eventual Higgsco, unresolved Starco, current Tomstar, chivalry but not as you know it, High Fantasy, relationship drama, Arthurian references, laundry-related technical terms
  • Comments: A great Marco-centric story that has him pushing his way through an apprenticeship with the underappreciated Sir Lavabo and making friends with similar outcast squires. All while all the big events of season three concerning Eclipsa occur far, far in the background, thanks to Star and Marco not having time to physically interact anymore. It's interesting to see how Marco functions on Mewni without Star's companionship and aid and opens up the world a bit by having Marco deal with more standard day-to-day Mewni stuff regularly rather than constantly hanging with royalty, putting him into situations he would otherwise never find himself. The atmosphere of the original show is also retained, with Marco's oft-incredulous internal thoughts helping even the direst of situations keep a fun beat. Finally, I'll admit that the eventual Higgsco is something that I'm looking forward to, as it's probably the rarest Marco pairing and thus I'd love to see more fanfic writers play around with it. Also available on Fanfiction.net.

SVTFOE: Heinous Rewrite by A GUEST

  • Recommended by 474studio
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An alternate version of the episode "Heinous." It was written by someone who had a bad experience watching the episode mainly because of how the Diazes acted out of character and how it felt unfair.
  • Comments: There is no mention of The Morrisons, the police officer is edited out entirely, and unlike the original version, Star also sides with Princess Marco in the apology video.

Catch Up Series by Fireware

  • Recommended by Prinnyramza
  • Synopsis:
  • Status: Dormant
    • Can't Catch Up: Water, if left in the cold for too long, eventually freezes. As Jackie spends the first Holidays without three of the coolest people she ever met, she feels herself feeling colder and colder. (Complete)
    • Catching Up: To be able to have her own stories. That is the reason Jackie left her old life, her normal friends and everything she ever knew behind, to take a blind leap on the multiverse, completely unprepared, armed only with the tales that Marco and Star told her. Will she manage to survive the universe dangers and her own inner struggles, and truly shine? (Dead; last updated February 2018)

Operation: Mysterious by Exotos135

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Star and Marco try to obtain a mysterious object for a mysterious goal.
  • Comments: Because some stories don't need romance.

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

After the Blood Moon Ball by gibblycat

  • Recommended by saltin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Star and Marco have an after-party in her room featuring music, nachos, and delightful awkwardness in this beautifully illustrated, colorful, partially animated comic. Also available in a single installment here
  • Pairing(s): Star/Marco
  • Tags: Comic, Fluff

Vacation From Your Vacation by SpruceMoose13

  • Recommended by ruff1298
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Star and Marco go on a vacation in a tropical resort dimension.
  • Pairing(s): Star/Marco
  • Tags: Aged Up Characters, Implied Sexual Content, Fluff

A Light In The Darkness by Omega Ultra

  • Recommended by Stellar Cannon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Star and Marco are caught in a dire situation.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco
  • Tags: Heartwarming, Fluff, Combat, Star Nuke.

The Runaway by acw28

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Star Butterfly is the only princess from another dimensional living in Echo Creek, or so everyone believes. But what if there was another princess who, for her own reasons, ran way from her home dimension? What if Marco already met this princess, but just didn't know it?
  • Pairings: Marco/Jackie
  • Comments: Crosses over with several other Disney properties at one point via interdimensional Chase Scene.
  • Tags: Heartwarming, Angst, Combat

Human Powers by PFTones3482

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Pairing: Star/Marco
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Star decides she's putting Marco in too much danger after a battle with Ludo and she tries to run away, only to be stopped by the same boy she's trying to protect. Friendship, definitely hints of Starco. Rated K plus for fighting and such. One-shot.

Ship War AU comic strip by MoringMark

  • Recommended by: MasterParadox, Andrzej, Happy Man
  • Pairing, Star/Marco and Jackie/Marco love triangle.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Just before Marco and Jackie's first kiss, they are interrupted by two Kids From The Future: Elizabeth, Star and Marco's daughter, and Jam, Jackie and Marco's son. Awkwardness, time travel, and a battle between two pairings ensues.
  • Comments: The kid Original Characters are well designed and well written, and the comic is very funny.
    • Great Original Flavor. The art style could easily pass off as screenshots of an unaired episode, the jokes are genuinely funny and match the series' particular sense of humor and the character designs and personalities of Original Character kids are so well done that they look like the work of Daron Nefcy herself.

It's Tradition a comic by bitter-knitter.

  • Recommended by Sleepy Shade
  • Status: Hiatus
  • Synopsis: Ten years after the show Star returns to Earth to continue her next phase of training. She again moves in with Marco Diaz to be her guide. But the feeling they had for each other ten years ago have not faded, they have grown. Now engaged they must not only participate in the strange Mewni wedding rituals but also keep a secret that could destroy Mewni and Marco (But mostly Marco). Star is already pregnant.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco
  • Comments: A light-hearted comic that has an expressive and fun drawing style.
  • Tags: Comic, Heartwarming, Comedic, Fluff

Broken (Tumblr) by Anomalyah

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Synopsis: Marco is Stars other half.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco
  • Comments: An excellently made comic, with great, canon-like, illustrations, a simple, yet powerful, story, amazing character relationships, and good character development. Definitely worth a read.

    Crossover Fics 
Fanfiction that combines elements, characters, etc. from two or more different franchises.

Miraculous Ladybug vs. the Forces of Evil by MetaLord395

  • Recommended by: Eric W
  • Crossover With: Miraculous Ladybug
  • Pairings: Star/Marco/Marinette Love Triangle.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's spring break, and Star Butterfly and Marco Diaz are heading to Paris for some relaxation. Little do they know that new adventures await them in the form of local Parisian superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir. But when old foes arise seeking vengeance, can the four of them put their differences aside to stop a vengeful Hawk Moth and Ludo before it's too late?
  • Comments: While the fic isn't exactly well written with some plot holes, there are plenty of interesting ideas thrown around that well than make up for it. Further, by chapter 7, the author fully commits to taking the 2 shows towards a much more dramatic end than before.

Starfall (tvtropes page) by GolfAlphaMike

  • Recommended by James Picard
  • Crossover With: Gravity Falls
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Janna/Dipper Jackie/OC Mabel/OC
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Marco and Star have been separated by the dimensions. Why were they torn apart? Can they make their way back to each other? There will be adventure, action, and drama. But most of all, there will be Starco. HELLA STARCO!
  • Comments: This fic is basically a full-on epic. Spanning years as the characters fight, love, live and die, it tackles a lot but it always manages to bring its focus back to Star and Marco's journey. That's what makes the heart of this fic, and it's handled very well. The points where it crosses over with Gravity Falls are well-executed, giving us enough to make it important, but not overtaking the story's main focus. The epilogue goes on so long that it basically becomes a sequel, but the main story itself can be read without it. It is a thoroughly entertaining read that really captures the characters of the show.

Butterfly's Bizarre Adventure, by Toon the Thane of Scrabble

  • Recommended by: RN 452
  • Crossover With: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Pairings: Star/Marco (minor)
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "Gifted with the magic wand of her family upon turning fourteen, Princess Star Butterfly has also been gifted a Stand that manifests from the said wand. Now on Earth with her new friend Marco, Star has to defend her new home from the monsters of Mewni while trying to learn more about her Stand. Her life's about to go from weird...to truly bizarre. Rated T due to violence"
  • Comments: This is a great fic that manages to combine two unlikely universes into one, creating an awesome tale. Stands, ripple, and spin are paired together with Mewnian magic. The personalities of the main SVTFOE cast are expanded now that they don't have the constraints of the time of the show (for example, the episodes "Brittney's Party" and "Blood Moon Ball" are combined to create one episode, full of action), and there's an overall plot with the JoJo canon going on.

The Stand and Deliver septology by Dr.Indigo

  • Recommended by: Araitsume
  • Crossover With: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Pairings: The story's Framing Device reveals the end-game pairings of Queen Star/Unknown Husband, Marco/Hekapoo, and Starfan13/Oscar
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "While attending the funeral of an old friend, Queen Star of Mewni tells her young daughters the story of how she and her old classmates unlocked the mysterious power of the Stand, and how her adventures on Earth went from being weird and wild to crazy, noisy, and down right bizarre."
  • Comments: The crossover elements take a slow-burn as the reader is being introduced to the existence of Stands alongside the main cast (consisting of Star, Marco, Jackie, Janna, and Starfan13), which makes their first fight against an enemy stand all the more rewarding. There are original characters that spice up the narrative, and the tried-and-true naming conventions of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure are utilized apropos both the Original Characters and the cast's Stands.

Infinity Legion: Heroes Unite by TvFan2244

Passing By By Tziput13

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Hilda
  • Synopsis: A morning spent outside takes an unexpected turn for Hilda as she encounters a peculiar group of creatures never seen before. Eventually, curiosity pushes her into asking them about their story and the reasons behind their appearance in the wilderness. One-shot.

Louds vs the Forces of Evil by Ninjamon1228

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: The Loud House
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Watch as princess of Mewni Star Butterfly goes to live on Earth with a certain white haired boy and his massive family. Lincoln's life is about to get a whole lot crazier, but luckily he's down for it as he, Star, his family, and friends he has now and meets along all take on whatever lies ahead all the while still having a good time!
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    Dark Fiction 
Stories focused on making the series darker, and/or exploring the darker aspects of the series.

Story Time by vegalocity

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus
  • Pairings: Mewberty!Star/Monster Arm!Marco, Janna/Jackie Lynn Thomas
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: I was thinking about how Both of our main heroes have almost become monsters permanently, and this kind of wrote itself.
  • Comments: Yep, this is a dark au. There's only two chapters, but it's nice and condensed that way.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, What If?

100 hours 1: First Loop by the17thcolossus

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus
  • Pairing: Star/Marco, Marco/Janna
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Marco and Star find themselves in a time loop with no way to get out. All they know is that the universe is very good at getting them killed and they might as well enjoy some consequence-free days.
  • Comments: "Groundhog Day" Loop stories come in two flavors for this troper: A simple "get that one thing right with infinite tries" story that doesn't bother to go into detail with explaining the rules (so the Deus ex Machina ending isn't so obvious), and a story that make the amateur mistake on attempting to explain how time travel works. For the first few chapters, this fic falls into the latter. Marco gets Ripple Effect-Proof Memory before Star does, so the writing gives him the role of Mr. Exposition and the offscreen character development of living through enough loops to try everything he could think of on his own. (212 loops, ALMOST TWO AND A HALF YEARS.) Star, on the other hand, just joined in on the loop and wants to see how much stuff she can get away with. TL;DR: Marco brings the Angst and Star brings the Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!
  • Tags: Underage sex, underage drinking, Fantastic Drugs, gory deaths, suicide, Angst Dissonance, a redundant title

Stars And Darkness by EvantheNerd83

  • Recommended by: Muppet
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: An anthology of horror short stories with Star and Marco as Protagonists (both regular and the other kind)
  • Tags: Dark Fic

The-Star-Butterfly-Effect by Xirema

  • Recommended by: Harry P22h
  • Pairings: One-Sided Star/Marco, Eclipsa/OC
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Star Butterfly and Marco Diaz explored a cave in the outerlands of the Mewnie Kingdom, they were only seeking the "Mirror of Sight", an artifact which allows the user to see anything they want by looking into it. But after a near-death experience in the cave, they returned home to discover that something terrible happened while they were gone...
  • Comments: A story of horror in many ways, from it visceral imagery of imagined gore assaulting the senses of the main duo, the despair of being helpless against one's one paranoia and madness, and becoming playthings to monsters in human form too powerful to resist, with even the reader having to contend with hostile author notes. And the all too real horror of facing the oncoming death of one's loved ones and desperately doing everything in one's power to save them, even to apparently no real avail. Star and Marco, inflicted by the Doom Curse must delve deep into Eclipsa's past with the aid of the Mirror in order to find a way to save themselves from Fate itself. Despite the tags, it's a simple tale of Star doing her best to save Marco from a curse, and it's well written at that. It never falls into pure apathy-ridden despair, with Star herself always moving forward in spite of all the horrors. Admittedly a bit anvilious when it comes to certain topics.
  • Tags: Graphic depictions of Violence and Horror Imagery, References to Acts of Sexual Violence, Canon-divergent

    Alternate Universe Fics 
Stories where one fundamental aspect of the series is completely overhauled from its point of origin.

Like Father, Like Daughter (With tropes) by ADdude

  • Recommended by: Wisest 1
  • Pairing: None, shades of potential relationships.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After spending 16 years in another dimension Marco is finding it a little hard to readjust to his life back on Earth. Then a few days later Hekapoo shows up at his door step with a daughter, their daughter! Needless to say he's going to have a lot more stuff to get used to.
  • Comments: This is a well written story, characterization is amazing, following really closely to the show and the overall tone of the story is just wonderful. Character actions, motivations and even thought are not only on point, but also relatable and can easily be understood and empathized with. The idea itself is pretty interesting to read and fairly unique idea. The story expands on the last scene of Running with Scissors and the idea of Marco needing to adjust to returning to Earth after being gone for 16 years. Then takes another step exploring the possibility of Marco and Hekapoo having a relationship during those 16 years and having consequences in the form of a daughter that comes to live with Marco. One thing this fiction does well is exploring the thoughts and feelings of the other characters on these matters especially Marco’s parents and Star. The presence of their daughter, Seraph, changes several things and likely change how events will play out. The story takes time to show Marco and his new daughter adjusting to their new lives which helps develop the characters and their relationship.
  • Tags: Daddy!Marco is a dork and he’s trying, OC daughter, Mama! Hekapoo, Hekapoo needs a hug, Star is jelly but trying to rise above it, Marco’s parents are awesome and caring.

The Sign of the Moon and its remakeby Blackwolfwrites

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Tom/Janna
  • Synopsis: Love is a complicated force, binding souls together across various strings. But the red string of fate is the strongest. No matter how you weave it, the attached pair will find their way together. Star and Marco learn to face the truth, restoring color to there lives. But challenges await them as they discover a deeper bond growing.
  • Comments: The best completed Star vs Fanfiction. Great characters and stories, that feel exactly like the show, but better. Makes great use of underused characters like Jackie and Higgs. The main villains, Eclipsa and Meteora, are intimidating, intelligent, and even somewhat sympathetic, and the side villains serve their roles well. The Starco dynamic is adorable and well written. The story also makes great use of the show's lore and tweaks what it needs to. Definitely worth a read.

The Dance of the Stars by Blackwolfwrites

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Star/Marco, Tom/Janna Spiderbite/Slime
  • Synopsis: Sequel to The Sign of the Moon. Two years have passed since Star and Marco defeated Eclipsa and Meteora upon learning about their true destiny. Now the two must forge a new legacy for Mewni as Queen and King while facing new threats and unraveling more mysteries of the Blood Moon.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco, Janna/Tom, Princess Spiderbite/Slime
  • Comments: An excellent sequel with great moments and an excellent overarching story and characters. The relationships, Starco and Jantom, continue to be great and makes excellent use of foreshadowing of the first story. Globgor is an excellent antagonist with understandable motivations, and the side villains are equally as good. Makes great use of the lore as well.

The Dawn of the Sun by Blackwolfwrites

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In the fourteen years after "The Dance of the Stars," Mewni has been at peace under the reign of Queen Star and King Marco. Yet the dangers aren't completely gone. A new threat is poised to tear everything apart and test the old and new generations of heroes and the Blood Moon itself.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco, Janna/Tom, Princess Spiderbite/Slime
  • Comments: A great sequel to the sequel, with a new overarching story, and four fan kids, that actually are well written, interesting, fun characters. All the older original characters remain excellent. One of the best ongoing Star vs fanfics.

Royal Secrets(AO3 Link) by Blackwolfwrites

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Life for Star Butterfly has become a mess after Meteora nearly destroyed Mewni. Tensions between monsters and Mewmans are rising to an all-time high as new forces are poised to tear Mewni apart. On top of that, she must unravel the secrets her family and magic hold while keeping her own...
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Princess Spiderbite/Slime Janna/Tom
  • Comments: A delicate, and a bit of an overdone topic, done well. The story has excellent writing, and tone consistent with that of the show, but not afraid to tackle some more mature issues, and good characters.
  • Tags: Teenage pregnancy, Cursed yet Wholesome.

Light of the Sun and Stars (Tumblr Link) by ThDorkMagnet

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: His whole life Marco Diaz has been raised by monsters, living under the cruel rule of their leader, Toffee. But one day Marco escapes into Mewni where he meets a magical princess and Mewman like himself, who begins teaching him all about her world. Together they will learn about life, love, and the lights within each of them, as they change their world forever.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Janna/Tom Princess Spiderbite/Slime River/Moon
  • Comments: A cute story, and a total AU, with great moments and a crossover with Gravity Falls at one point, with innocent Mewman Marco, a more mature Star, half-monster Janna, and more great Jackie. Well worth a read.

In the Pale Starlight (Wattpad Link) by Lordcornwalis

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Following his breakup with Jackie, Marco moves to Mewni full time. Given a second chance to be with Star, will he finally find the courage to recognize and act on his feelings? Meanwhile, a sinister plot to upend the Butterfly Dynasty is brewing as new enemies arise. Can Star discover the threat in time to save her family?
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Janna/Tom
  • Comments: An extremely well-written story that fixes a lot of issues with post Battle for Mewni SVTFOE. The story stays true to the series and characters while delving into some more mature themes. And the story contains one of my favorite fan villains I’ve seen in Lord Appleton. One the best ongoing Star vs fan fictions.
  • Tags: Fluff, tasteful smut, Music.

The Once and Future Queen by Lordcornwalis and Ronald reagan (AKA:LordRonaldwalis)

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After a chance encounter that leaves him wanting more out of life, Marco soon gets his wish granted, when a certain blonde princess comes to Earth with her entire kingdom in tote. But things are not as they seem, and while the forces of darkness, fear, and evil seek to destroy, Marco and his new best friend look to make things right, between both of their worlds.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Marco/Spiderbite Tom/Star
  • Tags: Smut, Fantasy, Total AU, Love Triangle/Square, Romance, Adventure, OC’s
  • Comments: A Total AU, authored by two great writers, chock full of Drama, Romance, Story, excellent characters, a fun new world to explore, and more.

Forgotten Ventures by Ronald reagan

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: If you could go back two years in your life, and you could remember everything, what would you change? When Marco Diaz wakes up in his old bedroom, with memories of events that haven't come to pass, he finds out that some things should stay the same. And that some things will change on their own.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Tom/OC
  • Comments: An intriguing premise, with good execution, an interesting new villain, and a tone and feeling pretty reminiscent of the original show, while delving into some mature content.

Monarchs of Mewni by LawofJo

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A collection of short stories depicting Star and Marco as King and Queen of Mewni (Not chronological)
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Janna/Tom Moon/River
  • Comments: An excellent collection of well written Star vs stories, delves into a lot of more mature themes, with a great fan child, and characters who feel like older ones from the show.

Traditionally, Lovingly, Yours by LawofJo

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Queen Moon catches her daughter and Marco sneaking around the kingdom in the middle of the night, serious questions about the young couple's future arise that they may or may not be prepared to answer. (A prequel to the Monarchs of Mewni series, but can also be read separately)
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Moon/River
  • Comments: A cute and well written one-shot and part of the “Monarchs of Mewni” canon that is worth a read.
  • Tags: Fluff

A Journey to the Past by LawofJo

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Synopsis: In the year 1916, the palace of Mewni was besieged by the vengeful monster realm, tearing apart both the royal Butterfly family and the Diazes, a family of loyal servants. Ten years later, rumors begin circulating that the missing crowned princess may have survived, and Marco and his father Rafael are determined to claim the Queen's reward for her daughter's return. After stumbling upon an orphan girl the exact image of Princess Star with no recollection of her past, their quest becomes a race for their lives. Especially when Toffee gets wind of the rumor and vows to destroy the last Mewnian heir. (An Anastasia AU)
  • Pairings: Star/Marco Angie/Rafael
  • Comments: An interesting AU, with an intriguing premise, well written prose and characters, and a mix of cute and dramatic moments. Worth a look.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Adventure, Family, Romance, Childhood Friends, Trauma, Father-Son Relationship, Mother-Daughter Relationship

Janna vs. the Forces of Evil by Jason Valdor and sirkylelenn

  • Recommended by: RacattackForce
  • Pairing: None, with SS Jarco seemingly sunk in Chapter 8 before being salvaged in Chapter 29
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: What if the magic instruction book was sent to Earth, but Star stayed behind? What if Janna finds it, and soon finds that it's not only real, but actually works? Join Echo Creek's resident troublemaker as she teams up with everyone's favorite safe kid, in this dedicated season of the Janna vs the Forces of Evil AU!
  • Comments: Fantastically written story that makes the most out of its premise while retaining the same tone as the actual series. Without Star in the picture, the main duo here is Janna and Marco, and it's fun to see how their friendship develops over the chapters from Janna only hanging around Marco purely to get a rise out of him to them becoming best friends. The story opens up a number of character interactions that I've never thought about, like Buff Frog and Jackie, as well as crafting an intriguing story arc that slowly explains what has been occurring in the multiverse to result in Star's disappearance and Janna's ownership of the book. Has a Tumblr blog here with additional art, worldbuilding, and writing updates. The fic is currently in its second season, with a revised version of the first season being uploaded on Archive Of Our Own over here under the title Janna vs. the Forces of Darkness.
  • Tags: Janna's now a witch, Marco is still a safe kid, Glossaryck lives in a phone now, a demon ate the internet

The Royal Protector by The Eternal Winter.

  • Recommended by: Muppet
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2018
  • Synopsis: Star Butterfly was sent by her Parents to St.Olgas School For Wayward Princesses where the abuse and brainwashing has driven her insane. One night, during an assassination attempt on her life she casts a Summon Everyman Hero spell to save her life and gets Ordinary Highschool Student Marco Diaz for her trouble. Now Marco and both Stars personalities have to go on a adventure across the multiverse.

Barbed Wire and Red Ribbons by realfakedoors

  • Recommended by: Sleepy Shade
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2018
  • Synopsis: A comprehensive retelling of Star vs. the Forces of Evil, in the Bad Boy x Princess AU. Alternatively titled, "Star is trying her best and Marco just swears a lot."
  • Pairings: Star/Marco
  • Comments: It takes a lot of time focusing on characters and their personalities with single episodes being made up of multiple chapters.
  • Tags: Under Aged Smoking

The Lives We Lead By Revil the Dead Author

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: There are many ways to tell a story but only so many words to convey it. In an infinite universe, anything is possible, many stories can be told, but sometimes it's hard to find the connection.

The Butterfly Sisters(With tropes) by Fireember345

  • Recommended by: Lock And Key 989
  • Pairing: Eclipsa/Globgor, Festivia/Mustymountains, Meteora/OC
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A story about two half-sisters, Festivia the Fun, the Butterfly of Light and Meteora the Rising Star, The Butterfly of Dark. How will these two harmonize and create a twilight bright enough to defeat the forces of evil? find out in The Butterfly Sisters.
  • Comments:
    • Its a nice little AU, basically where Globgor saves Solaria from being killed by Seth, so she (begrudgingly) agree's to pay him a debt. Globgors chosen payment, to marry Princess Eclipsa, which infuriates Solaria to no end. So Eclipsa has two husbands, Shastacan and Globgor, each gave her a daughter, Festivia (who actually is Eclipsa's daughter as opposed to cannon) and Meteora respectively. Its nice seeing the two sisters grow up. I especially like the portrayals of Solaria and Mina, both still racist but care about Meteora. Unlike Shastacan who hates the situation so much he teams up with Seth of Septaris just to have both Meteora and Globgor killed.

My Life, My Kingdom, My War by Lord of the Storm

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Queen Moon dies her Lord Chancellor and chief adviser Toffee attempts to seize Star in an effort to orchestrate a coup and take control of the kingdom. Upon her escape, she runs into a young merchant named Marco Diaz who agrees to help her find safety. Will the combined will of these two be enough to save Mewni? Rated M for depictions of violence torture and other mature themes.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco
  • Comments: A great, Game of Thrones like, non-magic, Star vs the Forces of Evil AU. It has extremely well-written characters, an interesting new medieval world, an excellent set of villains, and more.

My Star by jollelQ

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A year has passed since Star came to earth and not only that, but it's also her 15th birthday! Marco decides to celebrate the occasion by throwing her a party to which the entire town comes. However, turning 15 means that Star will soon be forced to fulfil her obligations as the princess of Mewni.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco
  • Comments: An old fic, but a good one, with interesting take on the world/lore and a feel consistent to S1 of SVTFOE, and an excellent sequel to read.

Staring it Up by jollelQ

  • Recommended by Zangoose28
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The sequel series to 'My Star'. With that little adventure behind them, Star and Marco are back on Earth, where they'll be facing new dangers, having new adventures, meeting new friends and enemies, and uncovering dark secrets that will lead them to discover a shocking truth. Also, they will stumble upon a certain someone who might just change their lives.
  • Pairings: Star/Marco
  • Comments: A great, if not long, sequel to “My Star”.

Averting the End by LockAndKey989

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Magic High Commission discover that in one timeline similar to theirs the age of magic eventually comes to an end. So they decide to have the Butterfly Family and the Students at Echo Creek watch the events which unfolded to avert the disaster in this timeline. Characters will be watching Star vs the Forces of Evil (but no transcripts so it shouldn't be considered copyright).
  • Pairings: Star/Marco River/Moon Eclipsa/Globgor

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