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These are recommendations made by tropers for Fan Fics set in the galaxy far, far away, 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 blasted. 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 non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

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The Dark Jedi Brotherhood

  • One of the oldester Star Wars fan clubs on the internet, this group was founded in 1995, before even the Prequel trilogy came out, and has endured as a community ever since. Members create their own characters using complex DnD-esque mechanics, equip them with unique gear, and engage in a 25-year old storyline surrounding the eponymous Brotherhood - a coalition of different Force-wielding groups operating in the shadows of the Star Wars galaxy. In addition to writing, there are systems for fan-art, gaming, role-playing, and more.

  • Recommended by Decaf Grub 47393
  • This site is famous for the fanmade restoration of the Original Trilogy from actual 35mm prints, and that is just the beginning. They've also restored the 97SE, Phantom Menace and even non-Star Wars media such as Song of the South and Godzilla1985. Not only do this site do stunning 4K restorations, it's userbase also made a wide variety of Star Wars fanworks of all types including fanedits.

The Fanfic Archive

  • Recommended by fdsa1234567890
  • While it hasn't been updated for a decade as of 2020, this was a curated archive of the best fanfiction from forums from before then. Generally of fairly high quality, and with a fairly large number of OCs.

Ash Darklighter

  • Recommended by: Falcon Arrow
  • If it's written by Ash Darklighter and it's Star Wars, it goes here. Seriously. Out of the Shadows is this troper's first recommendation, as it requires almost no Expanded Universe knowledge to get started and the only AU element is that Yoda didn't die. (The opening scene is immediately after a novel set right after Return of the Jedi, but isn't consequential and is eventually explained later.) After deciding that he's only half-trained and that the Jedi will need him full time in order to return, Luke disappears from the Galaxy... three years later, Force sensitives are beginning to emerge from the shadows, but what's become of the last Jedi Knight? The other Ash Darklighter recommendations are The Emerald Price (note that chapters 31 onward in this entry) and Spirit of the Shifting Sands. The former recommendation is for when it's revealed just how far Luke will go for someone he cares about... and the latter for a rather nasty revelation about what part of the New Republic hierarchy thinks of Luke Skywalker's desire to truly fight for peace and justice instead of being a "tame Jedi" at their beck and call, a common theme in Darklighter's work... they gave the Imperial Remnant personal data on the Rebellion's war hero and permission to take him down.

Bast Castle

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • A website focusing on Darth Vader-centered stories, as well as his family and associates. It's been around for a very long time on the internet and is still going strong with 2017 updates!

The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster


  • Recommended by: Progeny Ex Machina, janeseternity
  • Kelaria's fics masterfully blend humor and drama while seamlessly working in the most ridiculous concepts. You may recognize her former username from one of the recs listed below, Bad Boys: JEDI Style, but her other works deserve mentioning as well. She focuses mostly on the time periods and events shown in the movies and doesn't delve too deeply into the EU, but instead crafts her own visions of what happens offscreen, which are engaging without carrying the risk of Continuity Lockout. Whether you're into AU or canon, fluffy or intense fics, doorstoppers or shorter works, Kelaria has something for you in everything she writes.


  • Recommended by: ayy, Fiwen 9430
  • I've cried at a couple of these fics.
    • Fiwen: All her fics are wonderful, but special mention goes to Equally Cursed and Blessed, an OT AU novella which starts just after Bespin when Luke is captured on a mission. It is described as "shameless Luke & Vader", but a lot of other characters have decent sized roles.

Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans

ruth baulding

  • Recommended by: derry667
  • If you are not a fan of Obi-Wan Kenobi as a character, then these are definitely not the fics you're looking for. Move along. Move along.
    • On the other hand, if you view him as the true hero of the Star Wars saga, then this amazingly prolific author probably has a few in her catalogue that you'll enjoy. First appearing on in October 2011, she produced more than 50 fics in the following year (including one-shots and multi-chapter epics) and appears to be still going at the same frenetic pace and the fics are all well written (a few typos probably due to the rapid output notwithstanding). One fic is actually labelled "shameless immoderate h/c", but the author would probably admit that h/c and angst are pretty much her stock-in-trade and the writing style does involve quite a bit of florid prose, quite similar to the Matt Stover novelisation of Revenge of the Sith - but the many fics are still quite varied in style and chronicle Obi-Wan's life from early childhood to the desert on Tatooine a few years after Order 66. His dry and slightly dark sense of humour is well captured. The Snark-to-Snark Combat with Anakin (and others) is hilarious. Action scenes flow easily. The narration is unashamedly biased towards the author's favourite character, but enjoyably savvy and she seems to like toying with various Tropes, and deftly blends Foreshadowing and Dramatic Irony with often heartbreaking effects. But I reiterate, only suitable for pro-Kenobi readers. If you don't sympathise with the character, then the shameless lauding of his many virtues will probably annoy you.
    • May or may not actually be Karen Miller.
    • Seconded! Rb's fanfics are amazingly written, and some of the best Star Wars fics this troper has ever read. Definitely worth a read. However, she sadly seems to have disappeared from; regardless, there are almost 100 stories to choose from, all but two completed.
    • Her main series now has a tropes page in need of work here.

The Vast Empire

  • Recommended by: Ugolino
  • A forum focused on fiction about the Empire. More specifically, writers compose "posts" that make up group stories about stormtroopers, fighter pilots,and smugglers affiliated with an Imperial Remnant group called the "Vast Empire". The setting's currently in the last days of the Thrawn era, with the Vast Empire plotting to retake Coruscant. Some of the longer stories can be quite good, especially the "HSC" group stories. Stories are here, and there's a chat and in-universe newspaper.

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.

     Prequel Trilogy 

The Anakin and Palpatine Letters by ArwenMUC

  • Recommened by: LL
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: You guessed it, Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Epistolary recounting of the events of the prequels, from the end of The Phantom Menace through the beginning of Revenge of the Sith.
  • Comments: Each chapter is a separate letter, on the order of Anakin writing one and Palpatine's response. Some of the details are fudged (Anakin mentioning that Obi-Wan gave him some time off to go free his mother, in what would have been about four years before Attack of the Clones, but it works nonetheless. The author does a superb job of capturing Anakin's essential naivete (and essential anger) immediately following the Battle of Naboo, as well as Palpatine's essential creepiness; he has all the false-bravado of a politician (not to mention the whole Sith Lord thing). It so borders on the verge of Ho Yay/statutory weirdness, and this author bets you one US dollar that your flesh won't crawl after reading at least three of Palpatine's letters. Yet, sort of like a movie about the Hindenburg we know it doesn't end well, but damn is it fun seeing another spin on the subject.

A Small Gesture of Great Impact by ekrolo2

  • Recommended by Indalecio
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Obi-wan has a heart-to-heart talk with Anakin before the events of Revenge Of The Sith, resulting in a calmer and more centered Anakin.
  • Comments: A solid story, with a believable Anakin and Obiwan.
  • Tags: Fixit fic.

Before the Dark Times by Phillipe363

  • Recommended by: Tropeaddict
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:Anakin Skywalker rescued from slavery becomes a Jedi Knight and does his best to protect the galaxy alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi, a fellow Jedi Knight. Anakin and Obi-Wan are hardly ever apart, they are as close as brothers. Then Senator Amidala gets attacked, the Clone Wars start and everything changes. War sends the Jedi down a path of darkness, a Chancellor is gaining more power and an interest in Anakin who is struggling now more than ever. One shall fall, one shall survive and one shall be broken. An Empire shall rise and a Dark Lord of the Sith shall be born.
  • Comments: This is a fix it fic for the prequels and it is done well. There are few head scratching moments and such like you would find anywhere else. But the story is solid,we actually get to see Anakin and Obi-Wan being friends and Anakin/Padme doesn't have the creepy factor from the films. This sets up the OT films, leaving almost nothing out and then some but with not over doing it on characters the story doesn't need. Fair warning, you might need a tissue box to.
  • Tags: Fix it fic, Deconstructing fic

The Beginning After the End by notbecauseofvictories

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Padmé Amidala lives. Padmé wakes to the back of Obi-Wan’s head, his hair mussed and his arms spread, outstretched over her knees as though to shield her from all that would come. (Too late, Padmé thinks, feeling the dull ache around her throat, where phantom hands tightened. Much too late for that now.)
  • Tags: For Want Of A Nail

The Blackened Mantle by Griffin Law

  • Recommended by: Decaf Grub 47393
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. A Prequel edit that leaves Revenge of the Sith mostly intact, while the other 2 prequels are told as flashbacks. The English subtitles and Japanese audio work together to completely overhaul the dialogue, thus making everyone more likeable.

Certain Point by esama

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: In which Ben Kenobi travels back in time to a turning point in history. Obi-Wan Kenobi – the Separatist. That would change the history, wouldn't it?

Chosen by Fialleril

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper, Alyssa Macki
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Shmi Skywalker was thirty seven years old, she went out into the desert... Pre-TPM, the story of Anakin's conception and birth in a Tatooine context.
  • Comments: I like! It makes sense that the slaves on Tatooine have a spiritual bent... It also casts Sandstorm, a comic in which a young Luke is lost in the desert and aided by a vision of his father as a child, in a different light.
    • Seconded, it's a great introduction to Fia's Tatooine Slave Culture headcanons, and an enjoyable read all on it's own.

Cloak of Deception, The Approaching Storm and Labyrinth of Evil by HAL 9000.

  • Recommended by: Decaf Grub 47393
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This trilogy delivers a re-crafted perspective of the Prequels in keeping with the drive of the original trilogy of films. Unnecessary 'galaxy shrinking' cameos from classic characters have been cut down or removed.
  • Comments: Another notable prequel Fix Fic, this fanedited trilogy stays true to canon with the exception of Padme surviving, but even then that's done for consistency with the Original Trilogy.

Coalesced Matter by Mirror and Image

  • Recommended by: janeseternity
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jedi Master Dooku is in a long-term undercover assignment with slow but steady progress. But he gets a distress call from this Knight Kenobi with a Padawan Skywalker and things just start to go crazy.
  • Comments: This story really does a great job of looking at Dooku as a Jedi and examining how it was he could have fallen. It also has a really great sort of ‘outsider’s perspective’ on Anakin and Obi-Wan. The writing is really clear and easy to read, and the story itself is fairly short, only seven chapters, so you don’t have to feel like your dedicating way too much of your life to reading it. The plot itself is also fun and very well done, even though I feel like the main focus is the characters, which I enjoyed.

Dragonslayer, by Fern Withy

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Luke Skywalker comes face to face with a krayt dragon.
  • Comments: This was written before Revenge of the Sith and does go with the general assumption that Padme didn't die immediately after giving birth. But it does stay vague about that. Krayt dragons here seem significantly less formidable than in other interpretations. In this fic, Luke has a sheer messianic level of compassion that's rather sweet.

Empty by DarthIshtar

  • Recc'd by: Joysweeper and RK Striker JK 5
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Inspired by the ending scenes of ROTS, this is the story of why Bail and his Queen "always talked about adopting a baby girl."
  • Comments: It's so sad and sweet. Never really answers the Fridge Logic of why, in a galaxy where there are several different ways to make a clone, they can't get around infertility, but if you suspend disbelief it's just a little bit heartbreaking.

Fall of the Sith by Souderwan

  • Recommended by Vulcan Trekkie 45
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mace Windu makes a critical decision that changes the outcome of the entire SW saga.
  • Comments: A fantastic job of exploring the consequences of Anakin remaining on the side of good while still doing justice to all the characters involved. Definitely worth the read.

the family amidala by dirgewithoutmusic

Fire and Ice by Yesac

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Anakin wins the duel on Mustafar, but doesn't kill Obi-Wan. Along with Padme, Obi-Wan finds himself living in a chaotic world where the man he thought he knew has become the thing he swore to destroy. Can Obi-Wan find a way to turn Anakin back after everything he has done?

Fate Denied: A Star Wars SI by Saphrith

  • Recommended by: Kalvan
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The tale of Jedi Viera Sarat, a Miraluka Youngling in the Jedi Temple, as she rises to Padawan, Jedi Knight and (presumably) Jedi Master over the course of the events of the prequel trilogy. Viera holds a remarkable secret: in her previous life, she was a big Star Wars fan.
  • Pairings: None yet, but lots of Ship Tease
  • While this troper has seen other fics with a similar premise, this is probably the best one he has seen so far. The main character's flaws often cause understandable friction with the Jedi Council.
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Forcestone: Guardian of Light by ForceForGood

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The stone Qui-Gon found in the River of Light is as extraordinary as the men and women destined to bear it. See the events following Ep. 1 through the eyes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, in this AU in which Qui-Gon survives to train Anakin. Obi-centric novel-length story featuring Ani, Qui, Siri, Padme, Shmi, OC.
  • Comments: Very well written. The author's goal in writing this story is to, in their words, 'correct inconsistencies in the characters in Star Wars, while preserving everything that makes Star Wars so great'.

Yoda's Shadow and Shadows of the Sith, V2 by amthyst-fire

  • Recommended by: Krisnack, Somariel
  • Status: Book 1 Complete, Book 2 Dead (last updatedNovember 2014)
  • Synopsis: Via an act of the Force, Luke, Leia and, a redeemed Vader are transported back in time just before the events of The Phantom Menace. Palpatine's plans are about to hit a very big roadblock.
  • Comments: It gets off to a rocky start, but the writing quality quickly improves. Among the highlights are Yoda and Mace Windu discussing plans to renew the Jedi order, Luke getting slapped by Padme after he reveals that she's his mother, and Obi-Wan catching Darth Maul's severed arm and realizing that it was little Anakin who cut it off.
    • 'Quickly'? This troper got nine chapters in and gave up. The writing is choppy and tends towards a lot of As You Know in both dialogue and the narrative, and the character interactions feel horribly rushed and unrealistic. Maybe it hits its stride once they get to Naboo, but everything so far has been head/desk worthy.
    • I read it and found it meh. It had a good idea, but, like it's sequel, it could have been so much more.
    • Yoda's Shadow is somewhat meh, and the original version of the sequel is just as much so, but Shadows of the Sith, V2 (now linked in the heading) is outstanding.

For The Right Price by ShaeTiann

  • Recommended by Ravaelt
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: During the Battle of Naboo, Obi-Wan Kenobi fell, reaching for the Dark Side to defeat Darth Maul; his actions saved the life of Qui-Gon Jinn, but he was ultimately cast from the Jedi Order for his failure. Twelve years later, Anakin Skywalker and Rex encounter a familiar face while seeking aid behind enemy lines.
  • Comments: Wonderful characterization that blends aspects of the new Canon and the Legends EU, detailed world-building and avoids all bashing normally found in Dark Side fics. Definitely well worth a read.
  • Now has a sequel - Raising the Stakes (Ongoing)

Heretic Pride by Fialleril (link)

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis, eeveelutionlover2000
  • Status: Dead; last updated November 2018
  • Synopsis: Like most Republic citizens, the Naberries have never spent much time thinking about the Jedi. But that changes with the birth of their daughter Ilaré. (Or, the AU where the third Naberrie daughter is a Jedi, Padmé offers Naboo as a sanctuary for runaway slaves, Shmi is a conductor on the Tatooine freedom trail, and Anakin jump starts a reformation. Or maybe a heresy. It all depends on your point of view.)
  • Tags: For Want Of A Nail

Hindsight Is Not Perfect, The Dangers of Foresight, and The Inevitability of Oversight'' by Anne Camp aka Obi-quiet

  • Status: Complete, Complete, Ongoing
  • Recommended by pisoprano, Kthe Cloud
  • Synopsis: It has been said that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions and the road back a difficult, slippery slope. Now Anakin has to face himself and his choices, avoid the suspicion of everyone from the Jedi Council to Palpatine and try to prevent the future from turning out as badly as it did before all while somehow finding a way to balance the Force...again. Time Travel.
  • Comments: This series is simply awesome. It delves into the psyche of Anakin and shows how hard it really is for him to resist the Dark Side after being swamped in it for so long. And it isn't just Anakin that gets the psychoanalysis: because he isn't the 9-year-old of the previous timeline, most of the other characters have to examine their own beliefs as well. The series tends to be lighter on the action scenes, but there is plenty of wonderful character development to make up for that.
    • I'm surprised that the words "slow burn" have not been mentioned yet. At one point, I skipped ahead five or six chapters in the sequel to read the author's note (not because I was bored, because I wanted to see if there was a listed reason for not updating in a few months). A plot summary was listed. Nothing consequential happened to change the plot in those few chapters. That said, this is hardly an issue. There is a very slow burn indeed, but it's because of how much Anakin has on his plate. No scene feels skippable, and a timeskip would, at this point in the story, feel like a cop-out. It is extremely well-written and well-researched. (I especially like the focus brought to the seven forms of saber fighting.) The author is clearly very well-versed in the Star Wars expanded universe, which makes the fic very easy to delve into. The slow plot does not mean there is none. What is there is very realistic. Most of the focus is spent delving into characterization, and it is very well done. 5/5

It Will Be Done, My Lord by Qoheleth

  • Recommended by Lady Of Procrastination
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A poem giving a clone's-eye view of Order 66.
  • Comments: Very short, very good. Perfect from a technical and stylistic point of view, and truly excellent, content-wise. It gave me chills.

I've Always Wanted to Own the Galaxy by Teron

  • Recomended by force200
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A RP-Quest documenting the rise of crimelady Ciaran. Takes place during the prequel trilogy.

Legacy by flamethrower

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Qui-Gon's death, Obi-Wan realizes that in order to defeat the Sith, he must become one.

Crystallize by Torch.

  • Recc'd by: Joysweeper, who every few months reads a lot of good fic.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A peaceful mission develops some unforeseen complications, and Qui-Gon Jinn learns something new about Obi-Wan Kenobi, and something new about himself.
  • Comments: It sounds like slash. It's on a Jedi slash archive. It hints at slash, and Obi-Wan happens to be bisexual, and this version of the Jedi order allows relationships at any level. It builds up very slowly to a point where slash seems inevitable. It's not slash. Still, not a bad story. Very quiet and comfortable.

He Believes

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An AU story where Vader won on Mustafar told from the point of view of Obi-Wan Kenobi. You haven't seen this before, no matter how familiar it sounds.
  • Comments: I personally liked the first chapter better than the second. In all honesty, sometimes it's nicer to live lies, especially when the truth causes so much pain.

Phantom Menace: The Unauthorized Rewrite by Veriform.

  • Recommended by: Sepirahkt
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A recent take on the Phantom Menace according to the writer's disdain for midichlorians, Jar-Jar Binks, 14-year-old elected Queens and a universe in which Palpatine succeeds in his endeavors by virtue of being a moderately intelligent man surrounded by idiots. Senator Padme and Queen Amidala are separate characters, Anakin is a bit older and Dooku and Grievous get to share the limelight with the film's heroes. Complete.
  • Comments: Anyone wanting to get a look at a better thought-out version of events presented in the prequels should really check this one out. It starts out adhering fairly closely to the script, and then all hell gradually breaks loose. The plotline concerning Qymaen jai Shaleel's transformation into General Grievous is a particularly enjoyable addition, and Darth Maul's brief perspective chapters are chillingly deranged.
    • This troper tried liking it, but there are too many breaking factors that keep it from being likable. It jumps all over the place in too little time, is Darker and Edgier and Bloodier and Gorier for the sake of being so rather than adding realism, is far too short compared to the movie, and feels more like it was written by a sore, anti-Prequel fan than someone who actually has the series' interest at heart. It, as well as the other two later rewrites (which are arguably worse), simply does not feel like a Star Wars story in any way, shape or form and is not for everyone, especially if you even remotely liked the Prequels.
      • It's now collected (with some pretty big edits) on Archive of Our Own as Veriform's 'Star Wars' and the author is writing the original trilogy, too.

Attack of the Clones the Unauthorized Rewrite by Veriform

  • Recommended by: Sepirahkt
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The sequel to Veriform's first Unauthorized Rewrite, and things get considerably darker. The galaxy is embroiled in a bitter, no-holds-barred military conflict as Anakin, hero of prophecy, is drawn deeper into a web of deception and danger. AotC deviates far more significantly from its source material than PM, and also wisely incorporates some elements of Tartakovsky's Clone Wars miniseries. A worthy successor to the first installment. Complete.

Revenge of the Sith the Unauthorized Rewrite by Veriform

  • Recommended by: MelmothTheWanderer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A dark and bloody overhaul of the third prequel. This one deviates more substantially from established canon, but that really just helps it stand out on its own. It's raw, upsetting, and surprisingly hilarious. The focus on minor characters like Jango Fett and Rune Haako helps to ground the sometimes crushingly tragic epic-ness. COMPLETED.

Probability Matrices by tanarill

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 2017
  • Synopsis: The Sith Lord Darth Vader lived his life. He probably didn't live it well, but he lived it as well as he knew how. At the end there, he'd even managed to woman up and kill Sidious. But he was dying, and at peace with the past. The past wasn't at peace with him.
  • Tags: Peggy Sue

A Quiet Conscience Sleeps in Thunder

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: two brief scenes, one between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon and the second between Obi-Wan and Anakin and their reactions to a thunderstorm.
  • Comments: I felt as if I was punched in the gut. It's amazing how big of a role those little scenes play.

The Reason (AU Episode 3) by JediKnightCaraD

  • Recommended by: KJ Shea
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yes, I know it's been done to death...but what if Anakin didn't turn to the Dark Side? Trying to make this a serious character study instead of 'they lived happily ever after'. Title inspired by Hoobastank song of the same name. T for safety.
  • Comments: Despite the stories summary, it comes across as more of a reconstruction than a deconstruction of an "Anakin does not fall to the darkside". It also has a sequel to called: ComeBackRunningAUSequeltoTheReason.

Resist Order 66 by angelrider13

  • Recommended by TheSinful, Robinton
  • Status: Dead; last updated May 2016
  • Synopsis: Order 66 was more than an order. It was a switch. And when it's flipped and they are told to kill, the clones fight back. AU in which 66 is treated a lot more like the brainwashing it is and the clones are absolutely not okay with it.
  • Comments: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The thoughts of both the clones and the Jedi as Order 66 is implemented and their efforts to fight it. Some are successful, some aren't. Either way, the sheer emotion in each chapter requires you have tissues handy.

Shadows of the Future by StormQueen

  • Recommended by Fax Modem 1, Mandichaos, keen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi, after being killed by Anakin on Mustafar, is leapt from his body into his body as a padawan during The Phantom Menace.
  • Comments: A nice fic in which we see how Anakin would have turned out if Obi-Wan Kenobi was more of a parent and brother to him, while at the same time exploring the canon relationship between the two.

Smile Once More by Quiller

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A year after ROTS, a chance meeting forces Obi-Wan to come to terms with a moment he'd rather forget.
  • Comments: I like this one. The whole thing about how long ago his last genuine smile was, Obi-Wan's attempts to stay aloof from Beru and Luke, the idea that Obi-Wan not simply killing Anakin on Mustafar was in itself a grief-fueled slippage to the Dark Side...

Star Wars: Point of Divergence by DJC (login required to read the story)

  • Recommended by Tropers/Milarqui
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi does not manage to grab the cliff's edge while in his fight against Grievous on Utapau, and falls to a sinkhole. This prevents him from telling Mace Windu about the events in the planet, so when he makes the call it is Anakin who receives it (as Windu has left to arrest Palpatine). After Obi-Wan manages to set Anakin straight on the Palpatine issue, Anakin manages to save Windu from being killed by the Emperor and between both of them they kick the Emperor out of the window. This radically changes the course of the war, as the Republic has to face the problems that come from the fact that their leader was also behind the Separatists' rebellion...
  • Comments: very good story, which manages to give a happy ending but without it feeling forced, as well as producing interesting parallels with the Original Trilogy.

Star Wars: Rebellion by Voikirium

  • Status: First part complete, Second part Ongoing.
  • Recommended by Sol Mark-1
  • Synopsis: Twenty-five thousand years of history, of culture, of thought. Millions of lives. Trillions of credits, wasted on vanity projects. This is what Palpatine has taken from the galaxy, in only a few years of rule. You cannot, you will not, accept such a thing, not while your heart still beats, while your lungs yet draw breath. Which is why you are going to do something incredibly dangerous: Rebel. Violently.
  • Comments: First of all this is quest, and a very good one the Author uses a lot of elements from the Expanded Universe of Star Wars.
  • Has a Trope page under construction StarWarsRebellion

To Save the Queen by Away O Human Child

  • Recommended by: janeseternity
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sabé is an ordinary girl whose dream has just come true: She has been chosen as one of Queen Amidala's handmaidens. However, she quickly discovers that being a handmaiden is harder than she thought with headstrong Queens, suspicious Jedi, and an invasion to deal with.
  • Comments: This story is told from the point of view of Sabe, Padme’s decoy, and follows her (mis)adventures as she tries to deal with the events of the Phantom Menace. Sabe comes across as very funny and very human. The story also doesn’t feel a retread of the movie, because while the main plot points are the same, Sabe’s focus is different. The author says it’s an AU, but it’s not, really. There are also several chapters in the story where the comma usage is completely wrong. But if you can ignore that, it’s a fun story that expands on minor characters really well.
    • Seconded! The fic can meander at times but overall it's a fun story. The author does an excellent job of taking the handmaidens and making them all have different personalities. The story has two sequels, which cover Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and they are pretty good too.

To Turn To the Dark Side, Press Three by frodogenic

  • Rec'd by Fuzzy Boots.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You thought that Anakin's turn to the dark side was implausible? A much better explanation is crafted here in Anakin's battle with medical insurance over his prosthetic hand.

turn my sorrow into treasured gold by cosmicocean

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Padmé survives childbirth, dies as far as the rest of the galaxy is concerned, takes her children with Obi-Wan, and runs.
  • Notes: Has a Leia-centric sequel, you're gonna wish you never had met me.
  • Tags: For Want Of A Nail

Unexpected Awakening by Rhiw

  • Recommended by Magic Kirby, janeseternity
  • Status: Dead; author has posted a rewrite
  • Synopsis: AU. The life of General Kenobi is cut short at the hands of his Padawan, but the sight that greets his eyes upon awakening is not that of blinding light of the Force, but the Jedi Temple he knew when he was still a youth. Slow updates - no joke.
  • Comments: As far as I can tell this is the only Star Wars time travel fic out there. Basically time travel done right, none of that "travel back in time and fix everything" fics. Obi-Wan is pretty much a mess after being killed and finding himself alive, he makes mistakes and pays for them. And no, the author isn't kidding about slow updates.

An (Un)fortunate Haunting by Kooriicolada & scarletjedi

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which even Anakin is done with Anakin's shit.
  • Tags: Time Travel

Un Nouvel Éspoir by Kaasknot.

  • Recommended by: Wintercyan
  • Status: Dead; last updated September 2016
  • Synopsis: Being an account, in pastiche style, of a boy whose story may or may not be the embodiment of the hero’s journey, and who therefore encounters a call to adventure, a wise advisor, a mystical weapon, a road of trials, a rogue, a princess, and a villain (in that order); and who, over the course of fighting an evil empire, finds himself attaining his goals, both symbolic and literal. In space.
  • Comments: Star Wars as written by Victor Hugo. A Les Mis pastiche set in a Galaxy Far Far Away, this is a work of pure genius with an amazing attention to details and characterizations. A 'must read' for all Star Wars (and Les Mis) fans!

Wake the Storm by bedlamsbard

  • Recommended by: Mandichaos, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Considering that he had picked up what was probably a Sith artifact, promptly passed out in the middle of a war zone, and apparently woken up twenty years in the future with Obi-Wan having taken up residence in his head, Anakin thought he was entitled to have a few questions. (Time travel, alternate universe, and then parallel universes.)
  • Comments: A different twist on the "Somebody goes back in time from the original movie timeline to the prequel timeline and creates an AU" premise. (To expand on the twist further would spoil it.) Suffice to say, instead of glossing over or lampshading the potential for chaos that this sort of time travel could potentially cause, this fic is all about the chaos. It doesn't have a happy ending, but despite my preference for happy endings, that's one of the reasons I liked it so much. Part one of a series of stories (the second story, Queen's Gambit), but it can be read on its own.
    • Wake The Storm is the first of the Ouroboros series, which now has its own trope page.

What if the Star Wars Prequels Were Good? — Episode I, Episode II & Episode III by Belated Media

  • Recommended by Adept
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Michael Barryte proposes a series of What If..? alternate scripts to the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Touches most of The Stations of the Canon, despite the major changes he made to the focus, setting, character relationships, etc.
  • Comments: There's still plenty of plot details that needs to be smoothed out, and the delivery can admittedly be pretty narm-y at times, but the ideas presented are pretty solid. If Lucasfilm had used these material to build build their trilogy, the prequels might not have been as maligned as it had been. Has a trope page.

When the Force Chooses to Meddle by ilyena_sylph & Merfilly

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke is exploring, seeking more knowledge to better teach his students. Maybe he should have coaxed the artifact on Dantooine to be more specific about what kind of help it could offer. Then again, look at the chance he now had.
  • Tags: Time Travel

The Desert Storm by Blue_Sunshine

  • Recommended by: Kgdragoon, raptyr, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • An Epic-length fanfic series revolving around an Obi-Wan who time-travelled from four years post ROTS to the Jedi Apprentice days and took his younger self as his padawan. Everything changes. This series draws from both Legends and Disney Canon, using both to great effect. Split into multiple different story arcs, it's worth sitting down for a few days to get lost in the world that it offers. Updates are relatively frequent, so you don't have to wait too long for a new chapter. This series has awesomeness in spades and a little something for everyone. Now has a trope page: The Desert Storm
  • Comments: Filled with Time-Travel, Fix-It (maybe?) weirdness, the story’s greatest strength, and primary focus is on its world-building. Seriously, the world this story built, expanded upon, and re-imagined will quickly usurp canon and spoil you for all other Star Wars fiction. Even the characters are more fleshed out (and consequently more realistic) than their canon counterparts. On the other hand, the story is broken up into pieces, and especially in the beginning, the time jumps in-between them can be jarring. And a consequence of this world-focused series is that the plot moves at a slow, meandering pace. But when the plot is the focus of the story, the Sith never looked so terrifyingly competent. -kgdragoon

Stand The Hazard of the Die series by KeelieThompson1

  • Recommended by Windona
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 2018
  • Synopsis: From Stand The Hazard: A plot from the future to save the past effectively ends Anakin Skywalker's career as a Jedi knight.
  • Comments: A time travel fic with a seven-year-old Luke from a timeline that diverges post ROTS. It's a great look at the Skywalker family, where the time traveler isn't running around to fix things but their presense changes everything.

Star Wars REDONE by onex7805 (Won Hwang)

  • Recommended by Thor Ingerman
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: See a brand new re-imagining of the Star Wars Saga filled with exciting adventures and perilous dangers. See Episodes I, II, III, and VI in a different light than ever before. Now has a trope page.
  • Comments: This is the Prequel Trilogy that we very much needed. The action is intense and the character interaction and growth are superb.

You Shall Become (Me) by jedipati

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Guardian of the Sith Temple doesn’t particularly care for the new breed of Sith, for all that they’ve been around for 1,000 years. But they’re the only Sith the Guardian knows about. Until one day… Alternately, "How to accidentally join the Sith without really trying."

What's My Heritage? by Marnie

  • Recommended by escapedd
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Qui-Gon, aged 13, is a bit of a misfit among the Jedi. As part of the Jedi traditions he is forced to find out where he really does belong.

dead and the gold by Icarus_is_flying

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2020
  • Synopsis: The Republic is in turmoil. In the wake of the harrowing Naboo Crisis, Chancellor Valorum has seized control of the Trade Federation’s droid armies. A failed coup has branded the Jedi Order as traitors. Thousands of Jedi are dead. The rest, fugitives. Alarmed by the Senate’s aggression, systems scramble to forge new alliances. Everyone’s loyalty is in question. Obi-Wan Kenobi, on the run with his new padawan Anakin Skywalker, knows their time is running out. Desperate for help, they go to Qui-Gon's former Master, Count Dooku, who may be a powerful ally or a dangerous foe...

Dooku Captured, Pt 2 by DarthNickels

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dooku is taken alive onboard the Invisible Hand, and Sidious' web is torn. The Sith Lord wonders if death might have been preferable to clumsy interrogation by Anakin Skywalker.

Rhapsody In Blue by KCKenobi

  • Recommened by: Zelda 12343
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi is a professional musician, not a detective. So when the orchestra conductor is arrested in the middle of a concert, he wants nothing more than to stay out of it. Especially once Anakin Skywalker starts snooping around, convinced Obi-Wan is involved—he always knew trumpet players were up to no good.
  • Comments: I cannot recommend this fanfic enough. It's one of the most original concepts for an AU that I've seen in a while. What's more, the characters are quite well-constructed and their relationships with one another are excellent.

Last Hope by The Wasp1995

  • Recommened by: Kage Tsuki 88, Happy Man
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Immediately after the fall of Ben Solo, Luke Skywalker has exiled himself to the planet of Ahch-To to live out the rest of his days in shame and to end the Jedi once and for all. But when offered a chance to undo all of the horrible events of the past, Luke takes it and embarks on one last hero's journey to create a future that never was. Time Travel fic

Padawan's Return by AhsokaTheBrave

  • Recommened by: Happy Man
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Years into the Empire's reign, Ahsoka Tano wonders if there is any hope left. And then she wakes up on Tatooine during the Naboo crisis. Given a second chance to save the galaxy, she's going to do it or die trying. But she didn't expect to pick up an apprentice along the way, and she certainly didn't expect that apprentice to be Anakin. She'll protect him with her life, just like he did for her, and how could she not? He's adorable. Even more surprisingly, she doesn't stop at one apprentice. There's so much more on top of apprentices. Part of the galaxy wants independence. Dooku isn't a Sith yet. She accidentally made Maul obsessed with her. The Jedi, once again, don't know what to do with her. Oh, and one other thing: she needs to figure out where the hell Darth Vader came from, so she can track him down and kill him.

     Original Trilogy 

Between Flight and Longing by Sheila Snow (Also archived at AO3)

  • Recommended by Elenor, Mandichaos
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lord Vader, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker find themselves on an impromptu camping trip after crashing landing together, much to their own displeasure. Vader and Han take every opportunity to dig at each other, while Luke is dying of a mysterious disease.
  • Comments: The best part of this is the humor, especially as Han and Vader play off each other. And the ending is absolutely perfect.

By the Grace of Lady Vader and sequel The Ascension of the Queen by Fernwithy, Ami-padme and Aeryn

  • Rec'd by Kateydidnt, Mandichaos
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Amidala survived! But that might not actually be a good thing... Phenomenal story. I rarely cry reading fanfic, but the final bits of The Ascension of the Queen where Padme is confronted with her own actions and is forced to finally see what a monster she had become and then sacrifices herself had me bawling.

Consequences by Treenahasthaal

  • Recc'd by ayy
  • Status: Dead; last updated August 2015
  • Synopsis: What if Luke hadn't made it off the Death Star following Kenobi's death?
  • Comments: What can I say? Well, Treenahasthaal writes both Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett very well. It's—I can't really describe it. It just radiates the aura of being a good story. It is rated M for a couple torture scenes.

Inheritence and ''Boundary, by Lisse

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Leia is nothing like her mother, no one at all whispers. Owen and names.
  • Comments: In all honesty, I really love when people pick up on the ways Leia takes after her father, and how Luke takes after his mother. Or grandmother, in this case. Both are pretty short.

Crack Shots by yonwords

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On Hoth, Wes sees that Wedge always holds himself aloof and doesn't really make friends. His solution? Try and get Wedge drunk.
  • Comments: A first-person-perspective where the ever-impulsive Wes tries a very simple prank, hoping to make Wedge lose his dignity and learn that he didn't really believe in his entirely-detached perspective. This backfires catastrophically on one front and succeeds on the other. It's quite true to Aaron Allston's style and characterization of these two pilots. And it features one of my favorite Spoof Aesops of all time, and this exchange.
    "Right. So I'm being forced by you to drink my weight in whiskey in order to prove wrong a perception of me that you yourself created."
    I thought about that for a moment. "Yes."
    Wedge closed his eyes and sighed, then swallowed the contents of his glass in one go.

Deep As You Go by Meredith Bronwen Mallory

  • Recc'd by Kittenmommy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Darth Vader has utilized the cloning facilities at Kamino to clone his late wife Padmé. This goes about as well as one would expect.
    "Are you an angel?" his voice is the sound of leaves brushing over a tombstone. This the awful question, because if he hadn't asked it, he would still love her. His eyes are so blue, so strange set into the roped scars on his head.
    "I don't know," she says, and as soon as her voice sounds, she knows it is the wrong answer. The first time he asked, when she was five, she said she was whatever he wanted her to be. Her left arm had never mended right.
  • Comments: A quite disturbing take on Vader's obsessive love for Padmé, and on how far he might be willing to go to get her back.

Dissociative Identity Disorder by T.Alana M

  • Recommended by Allie Montgomery
  • Status: Dead; last updated August 2015
  • Synopsis: DID: a condition wherein a person's identity is fragmented into two or more distinct personalities. Or, where Anakin Skywalker makes it his life's goal to drive Darth Vader to the brink of insanity. His four-year-old son spectates.
  • Comments: An interesting, if slow-moving, story. It humorously explores the personas of Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader, and the effect they have on Luke's upbringing (and maybe on Leia as well).

Double Agent Vader by Fialleril (link)

  • Recommended by: angelrin89, Love Psycho, janeseternity, Robinton, Alyssa Macki, Dame-Amaryllis, thebadplace, eeveelutionlover2000
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 2017
  • Synopsis: A series of one-shots set in a universe where Vader turned double agent for the Rebellion about three years after ROTS, and Leia is now his primary contact with the Rebellion.
  • Comments: This is an amazing series. Manages to work things into canon superbly to the point it doesn't toss out canon completely out the window. At least, not yet, as the author has admitted to plans to change things ultimately around the point of ESB. There is also a tag of Double Agent Vader musings on Fialleril's tumblr that's worth checking out.
    • I second this recommendation, it is such a great series, though I think my favorite parts are the ones involving the Tatooine slave culture, which Fia has and still is crafting beautifully.

Edges of the World by glompcat

  • Recommended by Nerdman3000
  • Status: Dead; last updated November 2018
  • Synopsis: Leia Organa finds herself forced to take a highly unplanned break when she ends up stuck in a strange alternate/parallel universe where the Empire never came to exist. Meanwhile, trying to navigate a galaxy ruled by the Sith weren’t exactly the Jedi Trials Leia Skywalker had been brought up to expect.
  • Comments: A great Leia-centric story based on the new Star Wars canon, featuring Canon!Leia from between a New Hope and Empire Strikes Back finding herself having switched places with an alternate Leia from a world in which Anakin Skywalker never turned to the darkside, and all the craziness that ensues from that. Very well written, with a great contrast between the two Leia's, who have lived different lives and are not entirely alike.

Educating Luke by squelchything

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shortly after ANH, the gang have some downtime, and Luke makes the acquaintance of large quantities of a certain element.
  • Comments: A naive young Luke and water. It's cute.

The Father by frodogenic

  • Recommended by sukiyaki399, RoryOkane, Coin Collector
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ten years after ROTS, tormenting nightmares of his unborn child drive Darth Vader to extraordinary measures with unexpectedly drastic consequences. Clearly, experience has taught Darth Vader nothing... AU.
  • Comments: One of the best epic-length AU fanfiction that I have read on Star Wars. The characters remain endearingly true to the source material, changes can be explained away due to the point in the timeline. Complete at 64 chapters.

First Command by Jedi-2B

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke's first mission as an officer has unexpected obstacles.
  • Comments: His dismay at encountering a lake he has to swim across... Heh. It also brings up how the dianoga on the Death Star nearly drowned him.

Walk Like Men by Kenya Starflight

  • Recommended by ctebbel09
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: "On his way to the Lars homestead, Obi Wan is ambushed and loses baby Luke. Luke is discovered and raised to adulthood... by Sandpeople."
  • Synopsis: Remember the race on Tatooine known as the Tusken Raiders - aka the Sandpeople? (If not, go here) Well, in this "What if?" scenario, Luke Skywalker, instead of being raised by his aunt and uncle, was taken in by the Tuskens. Also, a very creative and in-depth (though not canon) look at the Tusken culture. Despite the major plot twist, stays surprisingly true to the movies.
  • Notes: To avoid some slight confusion, I thought I'd explain that the Tuskens bear two names in their lifetimes- one given to them by their parents, and one they give themselves at their Adulthood Ceremony. The childhood names are always one word, while the adult names contain two words. For example, before her Ceremony, the character Wind-Dancer was called "Cubling". As for which name Luke was given... I'll let you figure that out for yourself.

The Hero With No Fear by Roxie Flash

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They finally begin to remember. Gen fic, Luke/Anakin comparison.
  • Comments: It's clearly inspired by those occasional tiny chapters in the Revenge of the Sith novelization which step back and say This is what it's like to be Anakin Skywalker, right now. I liked it.

His Imperial Highness Luke Amidala by Sassaphrass

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Darth Vader discovers a boy in the deserts of Tatooine while hunting down Obi-Wan Kenobi. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Luke Skywalker is his son. Luke grows up under the obsessive over-protection of his Father and it changes everything.
  • Tags: For Want Of A Nail

Ignite the Stars by Jedi Trace and rhonderoo

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An introspective piece interpreting the relationship between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in the Original Trilogy, in light of Revenge of the Sith.
  • Comments: The best exploration of how Luke came to believe that there is still good in his father that I've ever seen. Involves a little of Shadows of the Empire. The fic name comes from a line in the RoTS novelization - "The dark is generous, and it is patient and it always wins; but in the heart of its strength lies weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back. Love is more than a candle. Love can ignite the stars." I do think it falters a little at the end, but I enjoyed it all the same.

In Loco Pirates by izzythehutt

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A down-on-his-luck Hondo Ohnaka manages to capture the unicorn of all bounties—Luke Skywalker, which sends Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith, on a painfully familiar trip to the planet Florrum to collect his prize. The failed negotiations leave Vader in the awkward position of being stuck in a besieged pirate bunker, trying to balance keeping his wayward child safe (and in his custody) with controlling the tongue of a loose-lipped pirate who—to the surprise of no one—has a bad habit of telling 'amusing' anecdotes from the Clone Wars.
  • Comments: Not only is the premise just as hilarious and awesome as it sounds, we have some great interactions between Luke and Vader, as well as great interactions between both Luke and Vader with Hondo. And not only do we get some nice continuity nods to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but this fanfic also brings in a character from the new rebooted Disney-canon universe from the 2015 comics, Doctor Aphra. Everyone is delightfully in character, and the story feels like it came straight out of one of the comics or tv shows.

In the Empire's Shadow by Lieutenant Dan

  • Recc'd by Candelabra
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post ESB: Vader searches the galaxy for answers about his family. Luke leads the Rogues and tries to avoid his questions. Lando pursues the frozen Han, but Boba Fett viciously protects his bounty. And Mara Jade is hunting Skywalker.
  • Comments: A nice inter-movie fanfic that could almost believably fit into canon, taking the place of the Expanded Universe novel "Shadows of the Empire".

Innocence by Kenya Starflight (AU)

  • Recommended by Twigy 13, Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An AU story where, instead of safely flying off in his TIE fighter after the destruction of the Death Star, Darth Vader crashes not far from rebel base. The catch? He has total amnesia.
  • Comments: This is definitely one of the best fanfictions I've ever read.
    • I wouldn't go that far, but ... it was interesting. I do think just about everyone came to trust Vader too quickly, even if he was totally amnesiac - even the ones who started off suspicious changed their minds abruptly when the time came. There was no reason whatsoever for the traitor to use a scarf with the Imperial insignia. There was no reason for the traitor to be revealed to be an admiral; a mere agent would have been plenty. Finding an N-1 starfighter just as two characters were talking about how incredibly rare those were was gratuitous. Boba Fett as the Emperor's replacement apprentice struck me as rather stupid. This was written before Episode Three, so it's reasonable that Vader's not quite as cybernetic, but the reasoning for why they couldn't change his faceplate was flawed. ...Still, still, it's not bad at all. I really liked the medic, and Luke was good.

just try not to worry by irnan

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Snopsis: This is the last day of Leia Organa's life. From a certain point of view.
  • Comments: The meaning of that is the moment when she stops being the Princess, the daughter of a pacifistic diplomat, and really is the child of her blood parents. There are three of these - one ten years after Endor, when she has forgiven her father and she and Luke visit the world, and she states that she wants to train as a Jedi. One's the night the Death Star exploded, when he shows her what it means to be a Skywalker - to let the Force guide her. The last, the earliest-set, is when she's training with blasters on Alderaan and demands that her teacher - one of Padme's handmaidens - tell her if her parents were good shots.
    Sabé sighs. "Your mother was an excellent shot," she says. "Never missed. Your father... used another weapon. But he was a fighter pilot, so yes, I assume his aim was excellent too."
    Leia's thin fingers tighten a little on her blaster. "My parents were excellent shots," she murmurs. Her mother was a quick study, a natural with languages, kind, compassionate, always believing the best of people –
    They all say Leia's like her, but they're wrong. She's not kind. She's not endlessly patient and compassionate. She certainly doesn't believe the best of people.
    But she is an excellent shot.
    It's not much, as being like your dead parents goes.
    It's enough for now.

Heart of Darkness by Cka3ka

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Status: Dead Fic.
  • Synopsis: An AU universe story in which Vader discovers Leia is his daughter when she is ten years old and takes her to train her, take revenge on Sidious and rule the galaxy. Leia takes his ambitions to heart and meets up with and influences every character and aspect of the original trilogy. Quite realistic with character changes that happen gradually and the characters stay true to themselves even under different circumstances.
  • Comments: Currently incomplete but a brilliant story. At least two other authors have written stories based off her work.
    • USA Bobcat: D4's Code Red protocols.
      Nura: "Condition Red protocol?"
      D4: "Accessing Protocol: Analyze Nura Tamri and Leia Skywalker's emotional patterns during particular days of the month."
      D4: "If mood is equivalent to days of menstruation cycle activate Condition Red."
      D4: "Primary Condition Red Response: Immediately report situation to Wrenga Jixton when Nura Tamri or Leia Skywalker are not present."
      D4: "Secondary Condition Red Response: Activate placating protocol."
      D4: "Immediately agree with anything, regardless on how stupid, that is spoken by Nura Tamri or Leia Skywalker."
      D4: "There are six more protocols. Would you like me to continue?"
    • Comartemis: Six chapters in, barely out of the prologue, and I'm already in love with this one. I've seen fics where Vader finds one of his kids before the movies but I've never seen them executed quite like this. Vader is very much in-character, but his interactions with Leia are amazingly touching, to the point where it's easy to forget that Vader is still Evil with a capital 'E'. Very much looking forward to see where this one goes.
    • Now has a trope page here.

Light of Liberty by Lady Dae

  • Recommended by Cheesetothepower
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. Leia was kidnapped and sold into slavery, she meets Luke Skywalker on Tatooine and they become friends. But three years after they meet, they're forced to become fugitives after Luke saves her and kills her master.
    • There is a sequel (Complete) and the author has plans to write a third part.

A Matter of Time by JediKnightCaraD

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if Luke had delayed just a little longer on Dagobah? Would things have turned out the same? Differently? This is my take on what might have happened.
  • Comments: If you love stories about Luke and Vader, chances are you'll really like this one (also it has a sequel that is just as good).
  • Rewritten version

The Trial of Darth Vader by JediKnightCaraD

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Three months after the destruction of the second Death Star, the Rebellion is gaining ground and Palpatine is on the run. Anakin Skywalker, no longer steeped in the Dark Side, has adapted well to his new situation. But the rest of the galaxy is not as forgiving as his son. Meanwhile, Leia's fear and anger puts her in danger from the Dark Side. AU. Sequel to 'A Matter of Time'.
  • Comments: A great sequel that picks up where "A Matter of Time" left off, some great Han/Leia bits, some great sibling moments from the Twins, and of course-great Skywalker Family bits as well. And one satisfying conclusion.

Misguided Destiny by Evergreen98

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Anakin Skywalker has always been called reckless. Whatever will the Rebel Alliance, many years in the future, do. . .when they are suddenly faced with two "Vaders"? How will Luke react to learning that the young boy he rescued in the desert. . .is actually his father, from a time long past? And, what will young Anakin do. . .when he sees the monster he has become?
  • Dead link

A New Hope: The Unauthorized Rewrite by Veriform

  • Recommended by Mazel Tov Cocktail
  • Status: Dead; last updated August 2016
  • Synopsis: The lady who wrote those really, really dark rewrites of the prequels with all the philosophy and zen stuff is doing an alternate universe take on the original films building off of her own earlier stuff. Luke, Leia, Mara Jade; so far violent, gorgeous, absolutely nuts.

A New Sith or Revenge of the Hope by Keith Martin (mirror, original no longer online)

  • Recommended by SAMAS, Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: More of an essay than anything else, this re-writes the story of Episode 4, in light of the information shown in Episode 6, while not changing a single scene or line of dialogue. All the changes are in background or the thoughts of characters.
  • Comments: And it makes perfect sense.
    • It does make sense, and without totally throwing out the Expanded Universe! I was surprised by that. And it is a speculative essay, not a story. Canon holds that Leia had to lead everyone out of the grand hall and stand on a table to give Chewbacca his medal, but really, couldn't he have leaned down? Unfortunately this doesn't explain why Wedge wasn't up there too.

Of Queens, Knights, and Pawns by Chancecraz

  • Recommended by: Jackjackjacques, thebadplace
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The day after the events of The Force Awakens, Leia wakes up in her own body in a prison cell on the Death Star, at the beginning of A New Hope. Still reeling from Han's death, she suddenly has her family back, and her planet, and a Luke and Han who have no idea who she is. Leia tries to live history better this time, despite worried parents, suspicious Rebellion members, a newly-fascinated Darth Vader, and her own nature.
  • Comments: Unlike some Peggy Sue fics, Leia isn't suddenly a superhero because she's older than she looks - she's just Leia, only fifty six and with some regrets. She doesn't necessarily know all the answers, but she's Leia, she's a survivor, and she's powerfully motivated to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. (Yes, that thing. And the other thing. And... okay pretty much everything traumatic that happened after the opening credits of A New Hope.) Probably the most important thing she's brought back from the future (aside from some military know-how) is the memory of losing almost everything, and she tries to make the most of her time with Luke, Han and her parents, which is much harder work than it sounds. A rare time travel fic that really makes you feel the pains and joys of seeing everyone all over again, with a riveting plot.
  • Now has a trope page

Please Pass The Salt, by Jedi-2B

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke discovers he can learn valuable truths on Dagobah even when Master Yoda is not riding on his back.
  • Comments: Young Luke is well meaning but impulsive and highly inept. Older Luke is also well meaning, but calmer and more melancholy. This is one of the first fics I've seen to feature him somewhere between the two, and I liked it.

The Shadow by Neko-Kanojo

  • Recc'd by Candelabra
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 2016
  • Synopsis: Luke meets Vader on the Death Star. As he slowly falls within the grip of the dark side he realizes what he must do, but success will depend on how much he is willing to sacrifice for his father, and how far he is willing to go to achieve his dreams.
  • Comments: The summary is a little misleading - the fic is basically canon until the end of Empire Strikes Back, except that Luke and Vader meet on the Death Star and are made aware of their relation to one another. But that brief meeting changes a lot of things. Luke's descent into darkness and his relationship with Vader are both fairly well handled.

The Sith Who Brought Life Day by ophelia_interrupted

  • Recommended by Lalalei2001, Joysweeper, pisoprano, aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shortly after Yavin, an officer loses a bet and has to give Lord Vader a Life Day present. Starts as humor. Becomes serious.
  • Comments: Joysweeper-At this point in canon, the Empire desperately wants to know who this "Luke" is who destroyed the Death Star. Our bet-losing officer stumbles upon a lead and follows it, finding Luke's terribly unprofessional recorded request for admissions and matching it to the one confirmed voiceprint they had of him. The story of how Lord Vader learned exactly who destroyed the Death Star has been told several times in canon, but they're all minor stories that tend to contradict each other. The officer constantly calls the capital world Coruscant when at this point in time Imperials should be calling it Imperial Center, but that's a minor thing. You can really feel the officer's stark terror as he presents his findings. Knowing what we know about Anakin, it's easy to see why he was as interested in the recorded request as he was - Luke babbles about his ability to fly just about anything, talks about flying through Tatooine landmarks, and longs to be a pilot.
    • Lalalei 2001-Maybe I'm biased cause I submitted the story idea to the plot bunny thread, but I had NO idea how well-written this fic would turn out to be. The main character is likable and yet steadfastly Imperial, and even as you groan at his acceptance of the Emperor's policies, you feel pity for his situation and want him to be safe. Vader is in-character too, his presence looming over the story though he only shows up at the end. And bonus points for Luke's hilarious application to the Imperial Academy.

skywalker and sky-walker by dirgewithoutmusic

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if Luke and Leia were "switched at birth"? Prince Luke Organa? Leia Skywalker?
  • Tags: What If?

Son of Suns Trilogy by blank101

  • Recommended by: Gelious, Herodity, USA Bobcat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This is an AU trilogy which starts at the end of The Empire Strikes Back: it begins when the Millennium Falcon, trying to escape from Bespin (with an injured Luke on-board), is caught by Vader's Star Destroyer and its passengers (including Han who was taken from the Jabba by the Empire) are taken to Coruscant, where the Emperor tries to convert Luke to the Dark Side.
  • Comments: It is also a bit EU story because here you will find Mara Jade a.k.a Emperor's Hand and Talon Karrde and few completely new characters. I have just finished reading the whole thing and found it epic and amazing. Also be warned — all together there are 18+35+48= 101 chapters, most of them are pretty long.
    • Seconded by Herodity. The Trilogy is well written with strong characterization and fleshed out ocs. blank101 does a fantastic job building this AU and has also written several one-shots. The author's homepage is here
    • Thirded by USA Bobcat. This story is vast, mindblowing, and straight up awesome. It is similar to Shinjiand Warhammer40k in that the author includes some shout outs, such as Han Solo knocking out a guard to get a jacket which turns out of to be three sizes to small. Ring any bells?

Sun in Chains by sparklight

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You know that time when you end up having an unintended and unwanted training session with your father, but neither of you learn what you are technically supposed to? No? This is that time. Or, otherwise; Luke gets stuck on a moon due to a mission gone awry, his father comes calling and then an ancient Sith complex activates. It's one of those days.
  • Comments: Anyone who is a fan of Vader & Luke centric stories must check this story out, it is really well done so far!

Walking the Sky and the sequel Feet on the Ground by Corana

  • Recc'd by Tonnocal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis : Luke is nine when Anakin Skywalker bumps into him in the street, except that Darth Vader is on route to Tatooine chasing a report of a nefarious Jedi.
"Darth Vader hated trying to be subtle.
He just wasn't very good at it."
  • Comments : One of my favorite Star Wars AUs, this can be read as a completed duo, as the third piece was promised in 2006. However, the elliptical plot and strong character building means that at the end of this you are left grinning manically at your screen. There are Jedi, Sith, lightsaber duels and cool force powers. Also, a minor Luke/Mara subplot, but which does not require the reader to have any knowledge of the EU, as the characters are well built within the text provided. The author is witty and ironically sarcastic. Possibly YMMV if you are a hard core Star Wars trivia geek, but a very enjoyable fic all round.

We Happy Few by frodogenic

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper, USA Bobcat. janeseternity
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It isn't all medals and glory after the Battle of Yavin for the two survivors of Red Squadron. Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles get to know each other a bit better.
  • Comments: I love interaction between Wedge and Luke, and this just feels so sad and sweet.
    "I can run you through the battle books, tell you the old stories. Shavit," he whispered, eyes on the empty spaces, "we had such good stories…"

A Melancholy Happiness by Jedi-2B

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Force directs Luke to a bittersweet discovery.
  • Comments: It seems rare to have a fic which features Artoo-Detoo as a side character and actually makes him seem like a character and not a rolling prop. This is one of them. Luke ends up at Polis Massa and sees a recording of the birth of he and his sister. I like that Bail Organa actually gets a favorable mention. Recently Troy Denning has made a habit about showing Luke and Leia details about their parents, but this predates that.

Presque Vu, by deaka

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Presque vu: [F., nearly seen] a feeling that you are on the edge of grasping something very, very important. Luke, Vader's legacy, and what remains of the Jedi Order.
  • Comments: It's introspective and has a melancholy feel to it that I find very appealing - sad, but not overwhelmingly so.
    He was perhaps the only person in the galaxy who could mourn both the Jedi, collectively and individually, along with the man who had betrayed them.

Rogue Leader, by jaded_reality

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On Hoth, Luke Skywalker - leader of Rogue Squadron - is missing presumed dead, and so Wedge Antilles has to step up.
  • Comments: I like this one for several reasons. One is that it's from an era we don't see much of - Crack Shots was set a while before this, but not a lot of others are from that period. Another is that it's serious without being a Dark Fic. A third is that this is before Wedge, Wes, Hobbie, and Tycho all really trusted each other, and so there's actually some personality conflict.

Perfect Odds by Plaid Butterfly

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper; Elenor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke Skywalker gets help from Anakin's spirit on the battlefield - even against his own wishes.
  • Comments: It's marked as a horror story, and despite not being extremely graphic and not killing/hopelessly ruining any named characters, the label's correct. It touches on something I like the thought of - most of Anakin was redeemed and put at peace, but there was still a part which is decidedly evil.

Rude Awakening (scroll about halfway down), by stoneheart

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: Part of a thread full of vignettes without dialogue, Luke and Wedge prank Wes.
  • Comments: There are so many fics where Wes pwns all with his pranks. People seem to forget that his victims can and do get back at him. And, okay, it's the first halfway decent fic I've seen where Wedge and Luke actually interact, so of course I want to be able to find it again.
  • Dead link

Wilhiff Tarkin: Hero of the Rebellion by Lord Martya

  • Recc'd by: Dvorak
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Can also be found on Archive of Our Own and SpaceBattles
  • Synopsis: What If? Grand Moff Tarkin was a double-agent for the Rebellion? After realizing what a fast one Palpatine pulled in ROTS, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin begins plotting to bring him down...
  • Comments: Presents a subtle alternate universe (ie, could slot right into the movies without changing much) where the brutal dictator Governor Tarkin is working behind the scenes to undermine the Empire and return the Galaxy to the rightful rule of the Republic Senate.

A Hope in Hell by Mina 1

  • Recommended by escapedd
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 13 years after Padme's death, Vader finds her grave in the rubble of a decimated Naboo. But waiting there for him are the angry survivors of Theed's destruction... and the son he'd assumed dead. Luke Vader story.

The Trial of Darth Vader by The_Librarian

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Following the battle of Endor, the Alliance to Restore the Republic took a single prisoner from the attack on the Death Star. Sequestered aboard a lone ship with a skeleton crew, that prisoner sits and waits for what fate will bring him, his very existence kept a closely guarded secret. Desperately trying to work out what to do with him, the Rebel leaders send a lone analyst to speak with him, to take a record of his side of the story. They want to be able to judge him when the time is right. But who exactly is it they would be judging? And why exactly did he help destroy the galaxy - and then help save it?

Better That a Millstone by Icarus_is_flying

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Vader discovers Luke and Obi-Wan on Tatooine when Luke is one year old and attempts to reclaim the family he threw away. Obi-Wan is less than pleased, and Luke and Leia? They have their own ideas about how their future should play out.

The New Sith Order by Chi-chi-chimaera (gestalt1)

  • Recommended by ael
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ten year old Luke Skywalker has no chance of fighting back when two Imperial Inquisitors stumble across him on an accidental visit to Tatooine. His family dead and nameless as any other stolen child, the only way to survive is to excel in his Dark Side training and become a fully fledged Inquisitor. There is no way to fully hide his power and potential however, and soon Darth Vader begins to take notice...
  • Comments: Luke goes to Inquisitor school, but learns that the Dark Side feeds on more emotions than just anger and hate. Well written and updates frequently as of 2021. Features Nineth Sister, Cal Kestis, other inquisitors, as well as the Rebels Ghost crew later on.


Bad Boys, JEDI Style by Kelaria

  • Recommended by Ryan Lohner
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The six Star Wars films are a semi-improvised TV show in which the Jedi all play themselves to keep up popular support. And outside the shooting of the films themselves, there's a whole other story going on involving the labyrinthine relationships between the characters and a whole lot of romance (I'm not putting it in the shipping section because there's a lot more to the story than that and most of the romances involve OCs).
  • Comments: God, how to describe this one? That synopsis doesn't nearly do it justice. It isn't the broad parody you might expect from the setup, though a lot of it is certainly extremely funny. Rather, it's more of an AU story which treats the Star Wars universe itself seriously while giving sometimes silly and sometimes quite moving reasons for the films' more...eccentric elements. The changes in tone can even be a bit jarring at times, possibly due to the author's bipolar disorder. She permanently retired from fanfic writing in 2007, but she pulled through and finished the story as of 2013.
    • I am definitely backing the recommendation. The "Star Wars movies are a TV show" theory turns all of the plot twists into brilliant Funny Moments. Anakin is endearingly characterized as an artsy, awkward young man who constantly gets hospitalized for ill-timed accidents, and his relationship with Padme is easily one of the best aspects of the fic. Minus the Force and spaceships, this is exactly the kind of messy turmoil that goes on behind the scenes and it's wonderful to see it written so perfectly instead of Played for Drama.
  • The story I read doesn't quite jibe with Sharysa's description. I'm pretty confused, but I can recommend the version I read wholeheartedly. -Errata

The Chosen by NKSCF.

  • Recommended by Blastermaster
  • Status: Dead; last updated September 2010
  • Synopsis: When newly-promoted Jedi Master Ken Elegin receives a vision of the destruction of the Jedi two years after the end of the Lost Tribe of Sith crisis, and sets out to gather a group of Jedi, traitors, and civilians in order to stop it, while their enemies plot to kill them off one by one.
  • Comments: At first I thought that the author, NKSCF, was an attention-seeker, since the majority of his author's notes in the first few chapters were all about how he lost his ability to see who could see his story and how they could send reviews to him. But when I e-mailed him to call him out on this, I was surprised to find out that there actually is a problem that can appear on, where a story can end up losing the reviews sent to it, which is a crime, because this story is absolutely awesome! In an attempt to make the Marty Stu Ken from the Jedi Prince novels into a real character, while using as many canon characters as possible to show that not everyone needs to appear once and then be forgotten. NKSCF has a great knowledge of Star Wars lore, but he has admitted that he checks his facts and gains new ones by researching on Wookieepedia. The story is on-going, and is now one prologue and nineteen chapters in. The author's profile page says that the story will end up having thirty-three chapters total, and one epilogue.
    • Man, I love how this guy gets his continuity right. He's not afraid to add a little of his own stuff in there, but I can't find anything that directly conflicts with canon. He may rely on using a lot of references to species and planets that the casual reader will be scratching their head at, but it's all good fun, and the story is really intriguing, which is funny, because I always hated Ken as a character until now. Perelandra

  • From Grace I Fall, From Darkness I Rise, In Chaos I Thrive, From Flames I Soar by Kurenaino
  • Status: The first three are complete, and the fourth is ongoing.
  • Recommended by Qrow
  • Summary: (From the first story) The bright and shining Jedi career of Obi-Wan Kenobi is cut short when he is plagued by jealousy and is sent down a darker path. Because, what the hell, there isn't enough Sith!Obi around here. Let's change that.
  • An AU of massive proportions, starting off in The Phantom Menace and continuing through the Prequels, The Clone Wars, and Rebels. The series is comprised of several Novel-length stories, the longest of which is complete at over 700,000 words, and Troperiffic enough to make me surprised it doesn't have a Tropes Page yet. I put it under "Other" because it comprises too many parts of the canon to fit under any of the other sections.

From the Ashes, Grow the Roses by Knight MysAri

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Star Wars version of Cinderella, starring Obi-Wan and other familiar characters.

Hull #721 by Eleventh Century Remnant

  • Recommended by Vehrec, USA Bobcat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Early production run Star Destroyer Black Prince is recovering from a battle with the Mon Cal cruiser Mon Evarra, when things get...political. In the wrong place at the wrong time, the crew is caught between the sector government, the Emperor's Privy Council, Black Sun, some local aliens with genocidal tendencies, and the Rebellion. How can they survive? Well, for starters, they're one of the best crews with the best officers on a heavily modified ship that can kill planets in its 'stock' configuration. Add to that the backing of pretty much everyone in the Imperial Navy who wants to actually do their job...
  • Comments: Perhaps the only great Star Wars fic focused on a Capital ship, Hull 721 still has its flaws. The author uses a difficult writing style that has turned off a lot of people to the story but at the same time creates compelling characters, living breathing world they inhabit, and space combat that combines fighter strikes, long range battles of maneuver, expert gunnery and technical prowess and even kamikaze ramming. Synthesizing over 30 years of the movies and the EU into a cohesive doctrine and creating realistic feeling combat in a space opera setting is just the cherry on top. And This Tropper isn't just saying that because he was written into the story, only for the character to be blown up at the end and spend several months in reconstructive surgery in the sequel.
    • USA Bobcat: Hard to get into from the start, but once you do... It's just as well thought out as Dragon Age: The Crown of Thorns, and written in a similar manner, except for the fact that it is slightly harder to read. Crown of Thorns takes it's time to either bring the reader up to the pace, or has a character explain in layman's terms what is happening, and the fic suffers from a lack of that. But despite that, it really does show just how zany and smart the officers of the Imperial Starfleet have to become to be any good at their jobs, and how that technology interacts with the rest of the story. For example, Commander Mirannon once killed three Jedi with a remote control for the Black Prince's compensators. An experienced stormtrooper describes it vividly. It is complete with funny moments, awesome moments, and truly heartwarming moments, even for the Empire. A Rebel Spy turns to the Empire because she is told that the Star Destroyer that killed her parents was destroyed by the Black Prince. It wasn't, but Captain Lennart passes the word to another member of their squadron, which is promptly boarded, and eighty-seven men were found guilty of numerous crimes.

Misunderstood by Quill of Molliemon

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan trains Vader.
  • Comments: Anakin Skywalker is trained first by the Sith before running away and straight into the arms of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan is tasked by the council to train and protect Vader from the Sith in exchange for information about the servants of the Dark Side. I didn't think it would be nearly as good as it was.

My Mother and its sequel Destiny by EsmeAmelia

  • Recommended by Nightshade 1218
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The dying Padme is frozen in carbonite and discovered by Leia years later.
  • Comments: Exactly What It Says on the Tin, and it works gloriously. Nice interaction between family, as well as Padme's adjustment to the galaxy that moved on without her. One thing to note, though, is that the author has a confusing use of the Expanded Universe, and the story stops being about Padme about three quarters of the way through (and throughout the sequel), and about an OC. The OC herself is interesting though. It gets really sappy at points, and the dialogue can be pretty wooden at points, but the story is definitely worth the AU read.

New Hope, Indiana by Cicatrick

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: OT: 1950s AU. Han/Leia. On his 24th birthday, a rootless handyman makes an impulsive choice to help a cheerful blond hitchhiker rescue his mouthy cousin. Life in New Hope, Indiana is about to change.

The Path of Rebellion and Burning Bridges by Gold Seven

  • Recommended by Verity
  • Status: Book 1 Complete, Book 2 Dead
  • Synopsis: Half a year before the battle of Yavin, Samica Trey, a female Imperial TIE pilot with some doubts about the orders she's been getting lately, meets Rebel Alliance Intel op Rhun van Leuken when he's captured aboard the Star Destroyer she's stationed on. She makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to defect... and that's only the beginning.
  • Comments: Written up from the author's Star Wars roleplaying campaign, and really, really good. This is as good as or better than some of the official stuff, IMO. The characters are interesting and well-defined. I only wish there was more of it.

Sibling Rivalry by Vader's Fallen Angel.

  • Recommended by Elenor.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Relationships can be grand or small, long-lasting or ephemeral. Family relationships are the longest-lasting, and Anakin and Owen Lars share a relationship nurtured by the woman who birthed one and nurtured the other: Shmi Skywalker. This story compares the overarching relationships of son, husband, father and brother of the two men.
  • Comments: Cleanly and touchingly written, they meet psychically on many levels and just miss on many, as well. As the summary states, "The step-brothers only met once, but they understood sibling rivalry."

Star Wars: Lupus Stellarum

  • Recommended by Typhon Omega
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the distant future, a Sith Lord hunts after an ancient beast. But is he the hunter, or the hunted?
  • Comments: Set one thousand years after the Original Trilogy, this story explores an explanation about Ahsoka Tano's fate after the Season 2 finale of Star Wars: Rebels.

Tarkin's First by Ashla Ti

  • Recommended by His Majesty the Emperor
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: We are not alone, and neither are they. Empire vs. Earth, prelude to invasion as two societies clash. Multiple POV seriel.
  • Comments: This is without any question one of the finest Star Wars stories that I have ever read. It may start off a little slow for some people, but it builds and builds into an epic that will leave you begging for more. Many people are instantly turned off by OC's, but this author has managed to create such wonderful, three dimensional, diverse and interesting characters that it is never a problem. The story presents a truly fascinating what if scenario when an Imperial fleet finds itself trapped in our solar system, cut off from the rest of the Empire. The story is the first in a planned three part saga. This part is complete, and it's sequel, Tarkin's Fist II, Dirtside is currently in the works. It can be found here [1]. I cannot recommend it highly enough
    • As of 2019, the series is complete, with the final epilogue chapter of Tarkin's Fist III releasing November 16th. While the author has admitted to having ideas for a sequel series, for now the saga is ended.

you knock me out, i fall apart by blackalien

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dead; last updated March 2017
  • Synopsis: The one where Anakin was a Sith Lord for literally an hour, everyone is alive, and they're actually happy. Non-linear moments in the lives of the Skywalker clan.
  • Tags: For Want Of A Nail, Everybody Lives

Discovery (Marvelouswrites)

  • Recommended by: Bright Light
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Kyle Katarn and his student Jaden Korr stumble across something undiscovered for years.
  • Comments: An AU fic diverging from canon at the point of "The Citadel", where a complication on the mission separates Ahsoka Tano and several other clone troopers, still frozen in carbonite, from the rest of their strike team, and they are not recovered until long after the fall of the Empire.

Our New Hope by OonaLuna_Art

  • Recommended by: Theriocephalus
  • Status: Active; hiatuses occasionally interrupt the uploading schedule, but no permanent delays.
  • Synopsis: An AU comic that diverges from canon partway between the prequel and original trilogies, shortly after the Empire has become fully established. Ahsoka Tano discovers the twelve-years-old Luke and takes him under her wing as she travels through the galaxy, trying to keep him sheltered from the searching eyes of the Empire and the Sith. Meanwhile, Bail Organa's Force-sensitive daughter comes to Darth Vader's attention, and is inducted into the ranks of the Inquisitorium. A chance encounter during a mission eventually leads to these characters' paths crossing with one another, as buried secrets start to come to light.
  • Notes: The comic is primarily rooted in the modern canon, but also incorporates several Legends characters, most prominently Mara Jade and Galen Marek. It can also be found on the artist's Tumblr account here.

    Crack & Humor 

101 Ways to Kill Jar Jar Binks by Ohfortheloveofpete

  • Recommended by Decaf Grub 47393
  • Status: Complete
  • Warning: The deaths are described in huge detail, and often contain gore.
  • Synopsis: Anakin murders Jar Jar Binks over and over again, with help from Obi-Wan, Padme, Qui-Gon, C-3PO, R2-D2 and characters from other fictional universes.
  • Comments: The killing of Jar Jar is very hilarious and satisfying to read, especially for those that hate the prequels.

Captives of a Strange and Cruel Mind by AaylaKitofNiflheim

  • Recommended by ayy
  • Status: Dead; last updated July 2013
  • Synopsis: A new fanfiction author throws her favorite characters into cells in an attempt to get a story idea. Will they escape...? Or will they remain ensnared in her evil plot?
  • Comments: It has an OC in it, but she's only in there for humor. The best part IS the OC—she's clearly so full of herself and doesn't understand why none of the characters like her.

The_Driving_Menace by Lady Alyssa

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Anakin and Obi-Wan give Yoda a lift, to everyone's regret.
  • Comments: A simply hilarious one-shot. Highly recommended.

A_Fanficcer's_Poem by Angela Jade

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A response to the overuse of the term 'R & R' on
  • Comments: This short, classic poem really says it all.

Have a Nice Trip

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The most unlikely hero imaginable inadvertently saves the galaxy from evil dominion and oppression. And Luke thought it had to be hard... ROTJ ends just a bit differently.
  • Comments: Short, to the point, and utterly hilarious. Who'd have thought the binders the Emperor carelessly left on the floor could be so pivotal to saving the Galaxy?

I Could Teach You (But I'd Have to Charge) by blackalien

  • Recommended by:stydiabromance13
  • Status: Dead; last updated August 2016
  • Synopsis: There’s a reason Dooku starts his mornings off with four aspirin and a shot of rum. (aka: that high school teachers au that literally no one was going to ask for, but needed to be done. featuring: Anakin and Ahsoka terrorizing the entire school, the clones as secretaries, and Obi-Wan, who definitely deserves a raise. Let's not even talk about Dooku.)
  • Comments: A great read if your into cracky stories and memes.

I_Feel_Pretty by kasey8473

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Anakin dons a frilly ballgown as a disguise on assignment. The usual sort of mishaps occur.
  • Comments: For people who think men in dresses is still funny. When stories are this amusing, I certainly do.

OB1-KN0B by ChaosCarlos

  • Recommended by: Time Lord Victorious
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. When the Council notices that they must replace some old broken down droids, they make the mistake of asking the Skywalkers for help.
  • Comments: A funny little one-shot that's will probably make you chuckle.

An Open Secret by Andrew Talon

  • Recommended by: Miri Ohki
  • Status: Dead (last updated October 2017)
  • Synopsis: Really, it's a wonder they weren't found out immediately. So what if they were?
  • Comments: Anakin and Padme did their best to hide their relationship and her pregnancy. So they were rather surprised when Master Shaak-Ti comes to them to give them a present and congratulate them. How many of the Jedi already knew? And more amusingly, how few didn't? Anakin and Sidious both end up finding how really stringent to the Code the Order actually is as weirdness ensues.

Palpatine: Chancellor, Emperor, Sith Lord, A Life of Deception. by kalvasflam

Quintessence by Mathematica

  • Recommended by: Chien
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Well, Master, I think I've found the one positive aspect of this situation." "Which is?" "The Temple won't have to pay the costs for our funeral pyres."
  • Comments: Anakin and Obi-Wan manage to screw up their straightforward mission on a backwater planet in the most hilarious ways possible.

Really Bad Art by Fialleril

  • Recommended by: Time Lord Victorious
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Or, The Tragedy of Darth Sidious the Art Collector. Anakin objects violently to Palpatine's choice of art. ROTS AU, and very cracky.
  • Comments: One of the better and funnier Crack Fics out there.

"A Semi-Unwilling Accomplice in Sort Of Everything" by VelvetyNightSky

  • Recommended by cyber-inkblot, aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Dead; last updated July 2014
  • Synopsis: AU. In which Luke Skywalker, an almost fifteen-year-old slightly amnesiac galaxy-feared thief, ends up becoming a Jedi. How, he's still not sure. However, Luke does know that Master Anakin is a little weird, Princess Leia Organa is annoying as ever, and Supreme Chancellor Amidala is even freakier than Master Anakin. Oh, and there's that old Emperor guy still trying to kill him...
  • Comments: A hilarious story, that is just as weird as it sounds, while still managing to be heartbreaking at points.

Seriously? by jedikhaleesi

  • Recommended by: Time Lord Victorious
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Characters question the twists in the Star Wars saga (eg Padme about her death, Luke and Leia about their kiss in ESB).
  • Comments: The Star Wars characters nitpick the flaws and weirder elements of the movies and Clone Wars show. Hilarity Ensues.

"Shoulda Kept the Manual" by Lucillia

  • Recommended by Kthecloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In one universe, Chancellor Palpatine boned up on the GAR Contingency Orders. In another, he wasn't nearly so studious despite the fact that they were - or rather one of them was - vital to his plans.

Sibling Revelry by frodogenic

  • Recommended by Fiwen9430, Errata, Maymei, KrspaceT
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Some time after Bespin and before Endor, Vader discovers that Luke and Leia are twins. But what really shocks him is the latest Imperial Intelligence report on the nature of the relationship between Skywalker and Organa…
  • Comments: A hilarious AU in which Vader gets the idea that Luke and Leia are still romantically involved and sets out to do everything in his power to split them up. Frodogenic's fics are always great, and this one is no exception.
    • Seconded heartily. This had me laughing from the first paragraph, and I'm not easy to please when it comes to fan fiction. The whole thing was well written, funny, and very logical. Probably the first fan fiction I've read (admittedly, I haven't read very many) which I have absolutely no qualms about recommending.
    • Also thirded. The basic idea of the whole fic was already funny enough but through the writing, it turned up to a whole new level, especially the author's habit of offhandedly mention how the main character's action led to some of the bigger, off-scene change of lives of many others (like how Darth Vader had indirectly created a charitable organization despite, you know, being evil).
    • Trope page here.

Sith Academy by Siubhan, Katherine the Art Chick, The Plaid Adder, et. al.:

  • Recommended by Schol-R-LEA
  • Status: Complete
  • Rating: generally R, but individual stories can range anywhere from PG to NC-17. Not Safe for Work stories are marked as such, and are mostly kept in a separate section.
  • Pairings: Just about everbody with everybody else (except Maul with Cyn), but the main focus is on Obi-Wan/Darth Maul. Much to Maul's dismay.
  • Specific Recommended Stories: Any of the 'Life Lessons at the Sith Academy' entries, 'Getting Physical', 'Darth Maul Mows the Lawn', 'Nocturnal Admissions', 'Darth Maul Versus the Kittens', 'How Maul Spent Winter Break', 'Maul Makes Peace (and a Chocolate Souffle)', 'Dark Side Living with Dartha Stewart', 'Home for the Holidays with Dartha Stewart', 'Kenobispotting', 'Religious Experiences', 'Shiny Happy People', 'The Thirteenth Mary Sue', and 'The Sphere of Alterations'.
  • Synopsis: From the site's tagline: "A Sith, his Master, and a bunch of menial crap." Darth Maul endures Training from Hell in the form of Wax On, Wax Off exercises that are really just Sidious's chores, all in the name of 'honing his rage'. Throw in several Crack Pairings, a slew of RunningGags, and some outrageous Take Thats aimed at everything under the Coruscant sun, and you have one of the best Parody Fic sites ever to hit the web.
  • Comments: Now long finished, but still funny, even if much of the humor is dated. Maintained a high quality level by Fan Fic standards through site maintainer Siubhan's careful editorial policy, though she eventually was unable to stem the tide of W.A.F.F. so she wrapped things up after only a year and a half.
  • Tags: Big "NO!", Comedic Sociopathy, Crack Pairing, Foe Yay Shipping, Ho Yay, Parody Sue, Villain Protagonist, W.A.F.F.

"Taking the Long View" by Lucillia

  • Recommended by Kthe Cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:"What if Palpatine had been given much stronger precognitive abilities back when he was young, back in the days when all he cared about were racing and pissing off his father? If he'd known how much work becoming Supreme Ruler of the Galaxy would be back during his teenage years, would he have even bothered?"
  • Comments: An interesting and fairly funny story where Palpatine takes a different path in life, and the galaxy moves with it.

These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For by Kelaria

  • Recommended by D As Obi Quiet, pisoprano, Kthe Cloud, Shadow Spellchecker
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A bumbling Stormtrooper, a passive-aggressive Sith Lord, and a mysterious Nerf herder save the galaxy from the forces of evil!
  • Comments: A little rough around the edges, but by the time I figured out what was going on (around chapter 5 or 6) I couldn't stop laughing for several minutes straight.

Vader’s diary” originally by Shadaloo Soldier on Gamefaqs and put on fanfiction by raveen92

  • Recommended by Kthe Cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Vader’s diary from early Death Star construction to after the end of his life. His thoughts on it all are quite amusing.

The Vader Monologues by Blind Man

  • Recommended by Ninja Naco, Mc Nickel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Internal discussion between Anakin/Vader's two (later three) conflicting sides throughout the movies.
  • Comments: Utterly hilarious. Sadly, Blind Man seems to have stopped writing fics (due to medical reasons, it seems), but six years worth of excellent humorous dialogue between the two halves of the Chosen One are not to be missed. Complete.
    • Mcnickel: Totally seconded. From Vader complaining about being middle management to Anakin telling him to get a weiner dog, the whole thread is a barrel of laughs.

when love explodes by QueenWithABeeThrone

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In a post-ROTJ AU where Anakin lived and managed to get better medical treatment and reconstructive surgeries, the former Rebel Alliance is hit with the realization that, oh, shit, Darth Vader is a babe. Luke is the poor unfortunate who has to deal with this.

Wrong Number by Siamesa

  • Recommended by: janeseternity, Chien
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In hiding on Dagobah, the Lars family acquires a holocom. There are unintended consequences. AU oneshot. Humor.
  • Comments: It’s exactly what it says in the summary and to say more would be ruin it. Just know that it’s hilarious.
    • Seconded. It was a great and fun read that did all of the characters justice.

Natural Causes by Agent Malkere

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chancellor Palpatine dies unexpectedly of natural causes, and for some reason the galaxy seems a better place for it. (semi-crack).
  • Comments: A great little piece that exists because, as the author so eloquently puts it, "I found myself wishing that there was [a Prequel fix-it fic] where Palpatine just randomly keeled over dead one day — just because."

Supreme Chancellor Obi-Wan Kenobi by stonefreeak

  • Recommended by General_Green
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: By an old Republic law, all members of the Jedi High Council are senators in the Galactic Senate, and can thus be voted in as chancellor. A Senator from a less prominent planet has had enough of Chancellor Palpatine's incompetence and calls for a Vote of No-Confidence and the installation of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi as Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic.

Ventress' Family by kitkatkaylie

  • Recommended by General_Green
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Family is important to dathomiri and Ventress is no exception so when she realises that her family is larger than she expected it changes the course of the Clone Wars.

Cracking the Armor or Possibly Just Cracking by Lionchilde

  • Recommended by [Sagira]
  • Status: One Shot
  • Synopsis: Someone had snuck a cat aboard the Executor. Whoever that intrepid officer was, Lord Vader assumed that he had either been killed or transferred, because the animal had now taken to following him around the ship.
  • Comments: Part 1 of Vader’s Cat. There are currently 18 installments which can be found on Lionchilde’s profile. Basically a cat adopts Vader before the events of A New Hope. Hilarity ensues. Favorite line from part 2: ”My cat finds your lack of faith disturbing.”

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.


The Boy Next Door by shelivesfree

  • Recommended by KJ Shea
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Anakin/Padme, background Obi-Wan/Satine & Ahsoka/Lux
  • Synopsis: When Padme Naberrie returns to her home after 10 years, the last thing she expects to find is her childhood friend, Anakin Skywalker; the boy next door. But 10 years is a long time, and he has changed more than she is prepared for. How will she react when little Ani is now a grown man, impulsive, handsome and completely infatuated with her? Modern AU.
  • Comments: First part of an on-going series. At the time of writing only the sequel is out. Starts out as rated T, but becomes rated M towards the last few chapters.

The Girl From Harvard by shelivesfree

  • Recommended by KJ Shea
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Anakin/Padme, background Obi-Wan/Satine & Ahsoka/Lux
  • Synopsis: Absence makes the heart grow fonder. It also makes it grow more paranoid. Padme is in her last year of Harvard. Anakin has just started at the University of Chicago. Though they won't admit it, their long-distance relationship is taking it's heavy toll. Will their love prevail or will the distance prove too much for both of them? Sequel to The Boy Next Door. Modern AU.
  • Comments: The sequel to The Boy Next Door. Unlike its prequel this is a rated M story through and through. There are plenty of sex scenes, but also heartfelt moments too. As well as some interesting twists and turns.

From a Certain Point of View

  • Recc'd by Fireangel265
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Han/Leia
  • Synopsis: A look at Han and Leia's relationship from different peoples point of view.
  • Comments: Three very different perspectives for the couple, which include Jabba, Mon Mothma, and General Rieekan
    • Joysweeper: I didn't really like this one. Jabba called Han "my boy" every few lines, and similarly Rieekan constantly called Leia "Little One". Plus, Mon Mothma was shrewish and seemed out of character. I don't think this writer has read the EU much - Han has always been attracted to take-charge women, ever since Bria Tharen; and Mon Mothma might have reasons to disapprove of Han and Leia, but one of them should have been the pain of losing a child in war. I didn't find any of them particularly compelling. But hey, I'm a perfectionist about fics.

Lights in the Valley Outshine the Sun by Elizabeth 7

  • Recommended by: Elenor
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Vader/Padme
  • Synopsis: We've all seen stories where Padme lives, but rarely done with such insights into the characters and philosophical turns.
  • Comments: What really sets this story apart is the characters. Everyone is portrayed as themselves rather than be romanticized. Particularly clear in the case of Darth Vader as fans of this pairing tend to excuse him and his actions. Not so here. Very refreshing.

Princess Leia and the Merman by [2]

  • Recommended by Ms MT Clark
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Princess Leia/Han Solo
  • Synopsis: Alternate Universe, with Princess Leia and her father King Anakin ruling a kingdom by the ocean. One day Leia ventures out to sea to find and rescue her brother Luke, whom has been missing and the princess refuses to believe he's dead. Leia is also determined to find and rescue her lover Han Solo from the vile sea slug Jabba the Hutt. Han Solo is also a merman!
  • Comments: Very entertaining, and I couldn't stop reading once I started. It also features clever inspirations from other fairy tales. At first it will seem like a sad ending, but then again, love finds a way. I highly recommend this fan fiction!

''Reconcilation by Jedi Senoj 451 (mirror, original went offline)

  • Reccomended by Lady Nomad
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Anakin/Padme
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: Having survived the PT and OT, Padmé and Anakin meet one last time to travel the difficult path to forgiveness.
  • Comments: This is one of those fics that could make you cry and wish for what might have been. The characters have changed only to meet the times and it gave you the closure that you longed for after Revenge of the Sith.

Re-Entry by flamethrower

  • Recommended by Nox Gold
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi, while still a young Padawan, suffers an injury and wakes up with all of the memories, experience, training, and Force-strength of Old Ben Kenobi. It isn't long before the Jedi discover that Anakin Skywalker, a five-year-old slave from the Outer Rim, has undergone the exact same change. Obi-Wan and Anakin bear the scars of harsh lessons learned; those who love them must learn those lessons quickly, before the mistakes of old are repeated.
  • Comments: Re-Entry and it's sequel, Journey of the Whills (Dead; last updated December 2016) is over a million words long and is so detailed, it has it's own wikia. It is a masterpiece of detailed characterization and world-building that sucks you in and refuses to let go.

Theory and Practice by Halrloprillalar

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: ?
  • Pairings: Luke Skywalker / Biggs Darklighter
  • Synopsis: Rated PG-13. Luke kisses a girl and it doesn't go so well. Biggs offers to help him practice.
  • Comments: I just really like the narration. They're such teenagers.
  • Dead link

Three Weeks After The End Of The World (And Counting) by penknife.

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When everything falls apart, you still have to figure out what to do next.
  • Pairings: Han/Leia, some hints of the Leia/Han/Luke threesome
  • Comments: After the End, except it's not quite the end. A few weeks after Return of the Jedi, some horrible plague was unleashed from the Imperial Palace on Coruscant, and the big three and Chewie have been running in the Falcon. Han gets sick, Chewie dies. It's darkfic, but with a distinct note of hope at the end.

Dark Paradise by Mia Vaan (alternative link found here)

  • Recommended by Tiggerific
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well. – "Daughter of Smoke and Bone", Laini Taylor. In which Maul is convinced by his master to keep Eldra Kaitis alive for training purposes. Naturally, feelings get involved.
  • Pairings: Maul/Eldra
  • Comments: A very underrated fic, and probably one of the best Darth Maul fics out there. Maul is in character in that he's loyal to Sidious but still keeps his own agency, and most importantly, he's neither romanticized nor is he a complete monster; he's both complicated and sympathetic. The romance between Maul and Eldra is a realistic slow burn that isn't sugar-coated in any way and, again, isn't romanticized; Eldra is completely aware of her situation and understands that her bond with Maul is unhealthy, which in fanfic is very refreshing. The story has a dark feel to it, but it's not too dark; the dark aspects are a necessary part of the story and aren't there just for the sake of it. And finally, readers don't need to read Darth Maul in order to understand the story, but some knowledge of what happens will probably help.

I Know by Agent Malkere

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Han/Leia
  • Synopsis: A rather different take on why Han said 'I know' before he was put in the carbonite.
  • Comments: Short but sweet, and it gives a surprisingly amount of depth to Han's two little words. A must-read for any Han/Leia shipper.


Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: Redemption by Celsius Fate

  • Recommended by Naru Hina Fan
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Cal Kestis/Merrin
  • Synopsis: Cal Kestis managed to escape Fortress Inquisitorius with Cere and a redeemed Trilla. With the Holocron destroyed to prevent the Empire from tracking down the Force-sensitive children, Cal and his crew begin searching for alternate ways to weaken the Empire. Yet Cal is not safe, for Emperor Palpatine has tasked Darth Vader with bringing him back...

The Avatar Strikes Back by MegaBob452
  • Recommended by: rockysavannah
  • Crossover with: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A contaminated world, a menaced empire, brought together by mutual interference. A year has passed since the saiyans departed, their actions still leaving their mark on the galaxy at large and one little blue marble in particular. Earth is unprepared for the nightmares ahead, while the Empire finds wonders in an unexpected place.

Avengers: Infinite Wars by free man writer

  • Recommented by: Marcus S Lazarus, Dark Phoenix 94, Russian Noble 6
  • Crossover with: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Status: In-Progress
  • Synopsis: The Clone Wars are in full swing with the galaxy divided. The Jedi lead the clone army against the infinite droid army of the Separatists. Yet a wild card enters the fray. The Avengers. From there, newer, more sinister and deadlier threats emerge and The Galaxy, no, the universe, shall never be the same again.
  • Comments:
    • A fascinating and dramatic blending of the two worlds, as the Avengers unwittingly introduce new threats to the Clone Wars while also providing the Republic with some unconventional allies. With moments ranging from Scott Lang fighting the Zillo Beast to the Avengers adopting 'Baby Yoda' and Peter Parker's intriguingly-developing relationship with Ahsoka Tano and Barriss Offee, this fic is certain to be a fascinating read as more and more twists and turns are introduced.
    • Recommended with a little hesitation. It's your quintessential rough diamond. The plot is superb, the integration of universes is excellent, and the characterisation is broadly good. Ultron is utterly terrifying, yet retains that edge of tragedy, and in general, the author manages to balance a lot with serious precision, and they've absolutely done their research. However, a lot of the writing itself gives off the air of a first draft - the dialogue can be very clunky at times, a lot of the text doesn't run smooth, and it's quite stilted. Other stuff, such as the Peter/Ahsoka/Barriss triad, is a matter of personal taste, but what should be a 9.5/10 fic instead more of a 7/10.
    • An absolute must-read. Cannot praise this story enough. Rough start but it eventually evolves into one of the most captivating stories that seamlessly blends so many aspects of both universes, taking inspiration from all corners, be it the movies and shows themselves to comics and games with other expanded media. Ultron is at his most terrifying and the dynamic relationships between characters are top-tier. The beginning mostly feels like building blocks but when everything is set, the quality explodes and hasn't suffered a drop in quality since. Cannot recommend it enough, easy 9 or even 10 out of 10 depending on preference. Nitpicks are only personal at best with so much setup for the future. Read it now.
  • Also has a Tropes page.

Binding the Galaxy Together by AutoKnight01

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with: My Hero Academia
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A young survivor of Order 66 has crashed onto Earth completely by accident. Once she comes to she finds herself in the care of..a dragon and a rabbit? With little to no knowledge about what happened, a young Padawan now must struggle with fitting into an unknown society and dealing with the everyday life of U.A. High to try and be a hero.
  • Also has a Tropes page.

Children of the Stars by Nimbus Llewelyn

  • Recommended by Dark Phoenix 94
  • Fandoms: Star Wars and X-Men
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • Synopsis: Three years before Phantom Menace, Shmi Skywalker encounters a 16 year old amnesiac who has no idea where she is or how she got there. She's lost, alone, and very obviously a runaway slave - the sort of person that Tatooine is not kind to. Rachel Summers, fresh from Days of Future Past, gets steadily adopted by the Skywalkers, and takes a very protective attitude towards Anakin in particular.
  • Comments: It's certainly unusual, carefully exploring the ripple effect that Rachel's presence has, and establishing how powerful she is without unbalancing the universe (she's Anakin's equal, but her training was sporadic and she's got a bad case of retrograde amnesia), making her powerful but vulnerable, emphasising her own traumas from slavery. Generally, it's more character focused one-shots, leading steadily up the events of canon, and it leans heavily into Fialleril's Tatooine slave culture headcanon, and the author's admitted that it's influenced by The Desert Storm. It's also written in the third person present, and relatively slow burn, with a sporadic update rate (the author has a number of other major projects). If that's your jam, you'll like it.

Conquest by Mike Wong (Link)

  • Recommended by Omeganian
  • Fandoms(s): Star Wars, Star Trek.
  • Status: Complete
  • Warnings: If one prefers Star Trek to Star Wars you might be in for some disappointment.
  • Synopsis: A Federation starship stumbles upon a wormhole between the two galaxies. In the Star Wars Galaxy, the Fate of the Jedi era in canon is replaced by the rising of a new Empire. Being the Empire they promtly invade the Star Trek galaxy. There is quite an interesting twist involving the origins of the Star Wars galaxy.
  • Comments: Though the Star Wars side is vastly superior overall, the Star Trek side is still portrayed quite positively.

The Death and Life of Han Solo by GreatOne

  • Recommended by: RabidRainbow
  • Fandom(s): Star Wars, Indiana Jones
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Han Solo disappears during a test flight, and when Luke and Leia find him, he's in a very unexpected place.
  • Comments: Yes, Han Solo is reborn as Indiana Jones and Luke and Leia (thanks to space shenanigans) travel to 1930s America to get him back. Personally, I thought the ending was a bit weak but overall it's a very fun and well-written little fic; it's humorous and also quite touching in parts.

Doctor at War: Shatterpoint

  • Recommended by Time Lord Victorious, Paddy Murphy
  • Status: Complete
  • Fandoms: Revenge of the Sith and Doctor Who
  • Synopsis: The fateful confrontation in Palpatine's office unfolds very differently when a mysterious old man encourages Anakin to think about recent events.
  • Comments: A nice little oneshot featuring Anakin, Mace, Palpatine, and the War Doctor. The War Doctor's portrayal remained relatively true to what we've seen of him, and everything is wrapped up in a way that doesn't feel too forced (pun not intended), and it can be assumed that the War Doctor used time travel to gain knowledge about what has transpired and what could transpire. All of it works for the most part, though YMMV.

The Evil Villain Henchman Exchange Program, by Rhianwen (crossover)

  • Recommended by Renita
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A spoof ROD / Star Wars crossover where Wendy and Darth Vader switch bosses.

Falling to the Dark Side by Sinnatious

  • Recommended by Demonicmonkey 88
  • Fandoms(s): Star Wars, Eyeshield 21.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Eyeshield 21/Star Wars crossover. Jedi Initiate Kobayakawa Sena's birthday is approaching, but he still doesn't have a Master.
  • Comments: This troper doesn't know much about the Star Wars franchise other than lightsabers, etc. However, this story is still a nice read, and the characters are pretty in character too.

Fighting for a Purpose V2 by erttheking

  • Recommended by: drsdino
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover: Star Wars/Halo.
  • Synopsis: While on a deep space mission, a CCS- battlecruiser is shot down by the CIS. The battle fought by the surviors is brutal, but it is only a glimpse of what is to come. Ahsoka/OC AU post Halo 3 pre Revenge of the Sith.
  • Pairing(s): Ahsoka Tano/OC.
  • Comments: An old fic of erttheking, it is set inbetween the events of Halo 3 and Revenge of the Sith, and humanity and the former Covenent races have joined up. (mind you this was BEFORE Halo 4 came out.)

Force Jumper by Lilac Moon

  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Status: Dead; last updated February 2016
  • Crossover with Jumper, the film version
  • Synopsis: In another universe, the Jedi reject Anakin for training and he is returned to Tatooine. When slavers kill his mother trying to get to him, he manifests the ability to Jump and is quickly taken under the wing of two grey Jedi who also Jump. As his power grows and he uses it to fight slavery across the galaxy, though, he draws the unwanted attention of a deadly cult secretly led by Mace Windu who seek to exterminate all Jumpers.

Gods of Dark and Light by Darth Marrs (AU, crossover)

  • Recommended by: SAMAS
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Battle of Endor is indefinitely postponed by the arrival of the Ori. With the Emperor, Death Star, and Coruscant all fallen, Darth Vader must join forces with the rebels and reunite with his children to reestablish the Jedi.

Harry Potter and the Power of the Dark Side by Faykan

  • Recommended by feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: Only the strong may rule, this was the way of the Dark Side, and Darth Millennial was about to prove to his master that he was worthy of the title Dark Lord of the Sith, but first a tremor in the Force draws him to the Unknown Regions of space...
  • Comments: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The adventures of Harry Potter, Sith Lord. Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

The Havoc side of the Force and its companion fic, The Unsuspecting side of the Force by Tsu Doh Nimh

  • Recommended by mumismatist, Robinton
  • Status: Dead; last updated August 2019
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: I have a singularly impressive talent for messing up the plans of very powerful people - both good and evil. Somehow, I'm always just in the right place at exactly the wrong time. What can I say? It's a gift.
  • Comments: Set after the Harry Potter series and during the time period between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, it features a very grey mortality bounty hunter Harry and also a Bellatrix possessed Millicent Bulstrode who wind up in the Star Wars verse after a magical ritual gone wrong. After gaining a sidekick in the form of droid HK-47, leading to an abundance of hilarious snark and black humor, he quickly gains the attention of both Jedi and Sith Lord alike due to his strange abilities and the fact that his use of magic has a very negative impact on the Force. Oh, and he also takes a very young Anakin Skywalker under this wing in the process...

Here be Dragons by Hiver

  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Sword of the Stars
  • Synopsis: A man turned into a Morrigi and thrown into the Star Wars 'verse a hundred years before Yavin finds himself repeatedly getting into unwanted adventure when the only way to afford a starship turns out to be being kept on retainer with the Jedi.

Imperial Eva by The Tower

  • Recommended by Zagreus
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Double crossover with The Dark Tower and Evangelion. In a complicated plan to resurrect the Crimson King, the Man in Black uses Leliel's Dirac Sea to send Shinji and Unit 01 to Hoth duringthe attack on the Rebel base there. Leliel doesn't take too kindly to this, and transports the Rebel ship Occulous to Tokyo-3 in defiance. Shinji is adopted by Darth Vader as his new apprentice, while NERV attempts to deal with a ship of honest-to-God aliens landing in their city. And that's just the beginning.
  • Comments: Normal crossovers are hard enough to pull off, triple crossovers are even harder, but this author makes it seem damn near effortless. The various franchises mesh very well, and the interactions between different characters are very fun to read. Hasn't been updated since 2008, but the author says he's working on it. Time will tell.

Legacy of the Red Sun by Darth Marrs (AU, crossover, character death)

  • Recommended by: SAMAS, Unclouded_TJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A retelling of the original trilogy with a big twist: Luke Skywalker and his family died in a landspeeder accident, but fate has provided the galaxy with a new hero: a child carried in a ship from the doomed planet of Krypton.
  • Comments: A fantastically inventive and impressive For Want Of A Nail trilogy. Some events are so out there it takes you a second to adjust to what you've read. What I enjoy the most about these fics is that Superman isn't an Invincible Hero. He's a character where all his faults and weaknesses are displayed and his triumphs are actually earned.
  • Just a note: the trilogy is all contained in one fic, not three separate stories.
  • Now has a trope page.

Legends of Darkover by HRT

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Fandoms(s): Star Wars, Darkover, Star Trek.
  • Status: Complete
  • Warnings: Has slash for the Darkover fandom, though other two fandoms are gen. NC-17
  • Synopsis: The Sith lead Qui-gon and Obi-wan on a chase between galaxies. But why are the Sith so interested in the Federation planet of Darkover? The Jedi realize they need help, and the crew of the Starship Enterprise discover they have been volunteered.
  • Comments: It's a tricky thing to write a believable crossover, much less one with three canons, yet Legends is about as solid a piece of writing as you're going to find. The author does a very good job handling the Sith, who usually end up too stereotypical and cartoony.

New Stars by Creator/inkravens45

  • Recommended by: dragonwing7
  • Crossover with: The Orville
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After his mission to destroy a Separatist teleportation device ends with a bang (literally), CT-5599 (or Maxx) ends up in a brand new universe and is granted asylum aboard the exploration vessel the Orville. While at first desperate to go back to the Republic, Maxx sees and learns more and more that leads him to wonder if he even should go back...

The Saiyan Menace by MegaBob452

  • Recommended by: rockysavannah
  • Crossover with: Dragon Ball
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After learning that Kakarot survived the destruction of Namek, Vegeta travels to the stars in search of a Super Saiyan. His journey takes him beyond the reaches of Frieza's empire, into the domain of another galactic empire. He arrives just in time to witness a turning point in the Empire's history, when Darth Vader pursues the rebels that have stolen the plans to the Death Star.

A Star to Steer By By Dogmatix and Norcumi

  • Recommended by: Cindar, Opera Ghost, thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Stargate SG-1
  • Synopsis: Jack O'Neill runs into the weirdest snake he's ever met, and that's saying something. Obi-Wan just wants to get his people home.
  • Comments: This Troper find that this is a really fun fic, incredibly well written, the authors manage to blend the Stargate universe and Star wars universe quite well. Has a side series filling in some of the backstory on the Star Wars side of the crossover, A Supplemental Star to Steer By (Dead; last updated January 2020).

Starcrossed by Stravo (Link)

  • Recommended by Omeganian
  • Status: Dead
  • Fandoms: Star Wars, Star Trek.
  • Warnings: Anyone Can Die... even gods
  • Synopsis: An Imperial fleet is transported into the Star Trek universe soon after the end of the Dominion War. The fleet, lead by the young Sith Lord Darth Nemesis, does its best to conquer the galaxy. What none of them know, is that this is part of a game between Q and a mysterious opponent. And Q doesn't know that said opponent plays a much vaster game himself...
  • Comments: See its own page.

Star Wars (Starring the Doctor) by blade0627 (Link)

  • Recommended by TheWriter946
  • Status: Completed
  • Fandoms: Star Wars, Doctor Who.
  • Synopsis: The Star Wars saga helmed by the Doctor if he is in Master Yoda's place as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order. The Doctor, in his tenth incarnation, fights alongside with fellow Jedis and allies throughout the series and the Clone Wars included.
  • Comments: Very well done series through the Prequels, Clone Wars, and the Orignal series. Has at least two spin-off fics. Definitely recommend if you are both huge Star Wars and Doctor Who fan.

Star Wars vs. Warhammer 40K by AFanWithTooMuchTime

  • Recommended by: CryptoPenguin
  • Crossover with Warhammer 40,000
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: As the Clone Wars draws to its final year, the era of the Dark Imperium has begun, as Guilliman recalls as much of the Imperial forces as he can to launch the Indomintus Crusade. A massive Imperial Sector Fleet along with several Space Marine Chapters and its fleeing population failed to meet up for their great counter attack and are thrown through the warp to a Galaxy Far far Away. With no way home and an entire sectors worth of refugees to care for, the Imperial forces must now explore and conquer this new galaxy and create a new home for themselves, at the expense of its native inhabitants. But the natives are not going to go down without a fight and might just surprise the Imperials in more ways than one.
  • Comments: A fairly new story but one with more than 18 episodes, and while its based on a overdone crossover between 40K and Star Wars, its by far the most well made, this story does not favor one franchise over another something that is often seen too many times in crossovers. Both sides were written in respect to both their advantages and disadvantages over each other, and it is made clear that despite one franchise being superior over another, an actual well written crossover story does not mean the story is a complete power trip for one franchise over another. The writer clearly has done his homework in both franchises, and shows a deep knowledge in both universes and has crafted clear and well connected arguments that has thus far been able to bind both universe together seamlessly. By far the best 40K/Star Wars crossover work ever made. So far its an audiobook with amazing sound effects and voice acting that you might have thought this was an official work. Hopefully he would uploaded his work onto or as well and gain more viewers, and could use a proper title as well.

Tomica Hero Rescue Pups

  • Recommended by Bob Riddle
  • Status: In Progress
  • Fandoms: PAW Patrol, Tomica Hero Rescue Force, Bayonetta, and Star Wars
  • Synopsis: After the events of Rescue Force, the Sith lord Darth Longinus leads a Neo Terror remnant, now with Star Wars weaponry, to attack Adventure Bay with super-droids and extreme disasters. The iconic rescue pups of the Paw Patrol fight back with the flair and intensity of Rescue Force and Bayonetta combined, gradually reuniting the disbanded Rescue Force and unlocking their innate Force powers along the way.
  • Comments: Easily the single most over-the-top Paw Patrol fanfiction in existence, and it just ups the ante with each episode.

The Unity Saga by Chuck Sonnenberg. Yeah, that guy.

  • Recommended by Ryan Lohner
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An epic crossover with the Star Trek universe featuring just about every major character from both franchises and doing full justice to every single one.
  • Comments: Talking about it any more than that would be providing unforgivable spoilers, just trust me on that.

Wizards of the Force and its sequel Jedi of Magic by dezagonj

  • Recommended by Milarqui
  • Status: Complete
  • Fandoms: Star Wars, Harry Potter
  • Shipping: Harry/Ginny, Anakin/Padme
  • Synopsis: Harry and Ginny Potter have lived long, fulfilling lives after the death of Lord Voldemort, and they are now ready to join their friends and families in the next Great Adventure. However, Death interferes and offers them a second chance to live in a galaxy far, far away...
  • Comments: It starts really strange, with Harry and Ginny arriving to Naboo in the middle of the invasion by the Trade Federation, but it soon picks up the pace, and builds up very well on all the things the couple's presence causes: on the one side, it helps the Jedis realize the existence of the Sith, but, on the other side, it pushes Palpatine to move his plans a bit forward...

Violence in the Library by ArdentAspen

  • Recommended by Alyssa Macki
  • Note: Has a tropes page.
  • Status: Complete
  • Fandoms: Star Wars OT, Franchise/Alien
  • Synopsis: Four weeks after Bespin, Luke Skywalker still isn't fully back to active duty yet, and he's getting a little stir crazy. On the advice of his friends, he takes a short trip to the surface of a nearby planet, said to host an extensive library that includes information from the Clone Wars era that managed to escape Imperial censors. On his way, Luke picks up a distress signal and finds several stranded passengers from a malfunctioning craft on the moon's surface. Out of kindness, he agrees to give them a lift to the library. He soon discovers they have picked up a very deadly stowaway.
  • Comments: A very enjoyable fic, based off of a set of pictures and ficlets by the author involving a librarian oc (who may or may not have been a minor self-insert) and Luke hiding from a Xenomorph when Vader shows up to protect his wayward offspring, the fic takes the thread and runs it amazingly. The author has a great grasp on Luke and Vader's characters, and their relationship here is great. (Also, the author's [[ tumblr]] has many more ficlets and AUs to enjoy.)

The Arda Campaign and its sequel Star Wars: Arda Unleashed by Lord Exar Kun

  • Recommended By: Silver Wizard
  • Status: Complete, sequel ongoing
  • Crossover with: The Lord of the Rings
  • Synopsis: When a Separatist anti-gravity well generator prototype goes haywire, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker find themselves blasted into a strange world called Arda, where they join on a quest to destroy this strange thing called the Ring of Power. However, General Grievous, a mysterious Dark Jedi and a droid army have also landed in the realm of Shadow in Mordor...

The Imperial Invasion of Westeros by Darth Lego Master

  • Recommended by: Silver Wizard
  • Status: Dead; last updated May 2018
  • Crossover with: Game of Thrones
  • Synopsis: Winter is coming... And it doesn't come from beyond the Wall, but from beyond the stars. The Galactic Empire has come for Westeros and its people: will they bend the knee or rise up to resist these new players?

Game of Thrones and the Heroes of Old by ranma71016

Code Jedi - R1: Lelouch of the Re;bel Alliance by DarkerEvening

  • Recommended by ArchmarschalVonLowen
  • Has a tropes page
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Star Wars
  • Synopsis: Luke Skywalker and his friends find themselves on a world ruled by the ruthless Britannian Empire. Soon, they cross paths with an exiled prince, who comes to wield a mysterious power. Two rebellions will unite as one in a fight for freedom against Britannia and the Galactic Empire. But when Darth Vader arrives... Hell is sure to follow. (Revision of R1 and The Empire Strikes Back)

The Way of the Maiden by The Court of Talons

  • Recommended by Servos New Head
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis: The world of Remnant is notable for warriors such as Huntsmen and Huntresses. However, they pale in comparison to the Mandalorians, groups of mysterious warriors across Remnant. This is the story of one particular Mandalorian, and how a chance encounter with a child leads to the adventure of a lifetime.