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bedlamsbard (Tumblr)

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
    • Has also written another Star Wars AU series called Ouroboros, which is also currently receiving podfic treatment.

aMAXIMINalist (Tumblr)

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor

    General Fics 
A Tremor of the Hand by His Majesty the Emperor
  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Grand Moff Tarkin is on the warpath. Aresko and Grint are dead. And Minister Maketh Tua finds herself wondering what just happened and what it all means.
  • Additional Notes: Written from Tua's POV during Call to Action and Fire Across the Galaxy.

The Survival Trials by RadicalCat

  • Recommended by fsdfsdfsd
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The Ghost crew complete a mission at a terrible cost. Ezra finds himself being funneled through the slave system, & becoming a sacrificial candidate in The Survivalist Trial- an underground death match, broadcast on the holonet. Now Ezra must use his survival skills & adapt to the kill or be killed mentality of the Trials. Can the Ghost crew find him in time?
  • Comments: Essentially what happens when someone takes the basic idea of The Hunger Games and imports the fight-to-the-death aspect into the Star Wars universe, without doing a copy-paste of the Hunger Games. As RadicalCat puts it "Its not so much a crossover, as Hunger Game elements in the Rebels universe."

Shall We Keep Moving And Destroy Barriers?, by PermianExtinction

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Captain Rae Sloane, fresh off the events of the Gorse conflict, locks horns with ISB Agent Kallus, fresh off the Lasan massacre.
  • Comments: This fic feels like something straight out of official material. I very much enjoyed the chemistry between Sloane and Kallus, they have their own motivations that the other isn't completely aware of/understands while we as the audience do. I liked that Kallus was still as professional as he is in the main show except that because the Siege of Lasan had just happened, there's touches of some "vulnerableness" (for lack of a better word) sprinkled here and there, some of those sprinkles being harder to see if you're not paying attention. I especially loved a certain exchange between our two favorite officers a little before transitioning to the last scene, which I think you can guess when you check out the fic yourself.

Tales from the Far Far Away: Volume II - Touching Darkness & Ronin

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A series of short stories by different authors and illustrators, revolving around different characters throughout the timeline.
    • Touching Darkness: Prior to the events of Rebels and years after Ahsoka, Ahsoka teams up with fellow Order 66 survivor Quinlan Vos to fight a mysterious masked Dark-side user with loyalties to the Empire.
    • Ronin: Shortly after Order 66, the Sentinel continues to follow the light against the tyranny that is the Empire.
  • Comments: Similarly, these two fics feel almost straight out of official material. My only qualms that sort of took me out of the experience are that Tarkin acts too smug in Ronin, the Sentinel's Face–Heel Turn seemed to be rather immediate in-universe, and I kind of found it jarring (for lack of a better word) that Vos is alive post-Order 66 and seemingly shows up out of nowhere when Ahsoka decides to meet with him with no hints towards how he survived, so I felt like it was kind of an Ass Pull/Deus ex Machina of some sort. But otherwise, these are good interpretations of what's been going on with Ahsoka and the Sentinel before we saw them in Rebels, and it's worth checking out.

A Historian of Clan Wren by aMAXiMINalist

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete, possible upcoming epilogue. Part 1 of the "History (and Legends) of Clan Wren" series.
  • Synopsis: In Mandalorian culture, artists served as loyal historians for the exploits of warrior. He was a post-grad artist, petty repair man struggling to pay rent. Suddenly, he was a live-in historian for Clan Wren, as the illustrator of their exploits. Suddenly, he was painting Countess Ursa Wren's portrait. Suddenly, he was trading marital vows with Ursa Wren. Suddenly, he hoped for Ursa Wren to come home safely from the war. Suddenly, he was the father of two warriors, Tristan and Sabine Wren. Suddenly, he was teaching his daughter to illustrate their family as the Empire's shadow closed on the Wrens. Suddenly, he realized that he had married into tragedy as the Empire's shadow swallowed the dignity of his family. Written before "Heroes of Mandalore" aired on television.
  • Pairing: Ursa X Alrich

Specter by Okadiah

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Oneshot, complete
  • Synopsis: Kanan may have died, and yeah — he didn't have a body anymore. But that didn't mean he wasn't around in the one way that still mattered. After all, he had a son now, and what kind of father would he be if he didn't keep an eye on him, even if he had to do it despite a little thing called death? Details, schmetails. He was determined to be the best dad ever.
  • Pairing: Kanan X Hera

Strange Meetings by gliestel

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Oneshot, complete
  • Synopsis: Luke almost didn’t notice the figure cloaked in white who stood before the charred remnants of the pyre in which he had cremated his father’s empty armor.

Stay a While by Okadiah

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Oneshot, complete
  • Synopsis: Janus Kasmir visits the Lothal memorial to remember a boy he'd once saved, and for closure he never received.

Dawn goes down to day by MementoVivere

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Oneshot, complete
  • Synopsis: The shocks of the Battle of Endor are felt around the galaxy.
  • Additional notes: Written during Season 2. Takes place from the perspective of Ketsu, Inquisitor!Barriss and Mara Jade, Numa, Alora, and Ahsoka.

Tetraptych by MementoVivere

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Oneshot, complete
  • Synopsis: Sabine can sort her past romances by color.
  • Additional notes: Written before "Blood Sisters". Implied/Referenced Underage Drinking, Implied/Reference Underage Sex.

Is It Gremlins? by ncfan

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Oneshot, complete
  • Synopsis: This was not how Sabine expected to spend her afternoon.
  • Additional notes: Sabine and Kallus get to hang out.

Symbios by bam-cassiopeia

  • Recommended by Commander Visor
  • Status: Oneshot, complete
  • Synopsis: Sabine and Ahsoka go on a quest for a boy and his purrgils. feat. Doctor Aphra.
  • Additional notes: Post-series finale.

The Milk Run by Shannon Phillips

Mastery by gondalsqueen

  • Recommended by Bassoe
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: How Hera and Chopper first met.

    Alternate Universe 
On the Edge of the Devil's Backbone by bedlamsbard
  • Now with a tropes page.
  • Recommended by CommanderVisor, pyrotorch246
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ten years after she vanished during an Imperial raid on a Twi'lek colony, Cham Syndulla sees his daughter Hera for the first time in a hologram — now wearing the uniform of an Imperial agent and apparently working closely with a human Inquisitor. All Cham wants to do is to bring his long-missing child home to what remains of her family, but he soon finds that Hera Syndulla is only interested in two things: her duty to the Empire and her loyalty to her crew, a mismatched collection of outcasts brought together by Hera and her pet Inquisitor. With Cham and the Rebel agent known as Fulcrum in pursuit, a new mission takes Hera and the crew of the Ghost to the planet Lothal, where a chance meeting with a Force-sensitive teenager awakens something long buried in the Inquisitor once known as Kanan Jarrus...and has dire consequences for Hera, their crew, the Empire, and the fledgling Rebel Alliance.
  • Pairing: Kanan X Hera
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, TCW

Ezra Tua by Dr. Indigo

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Dormant/As of April 2017, considered Dead.
  • Synopsis: What if Ezra's parents had been arrested before he was old enough to even remember them? What if instead of fending for himself on the streets, he had spent his childhood has the son of an Imperial Loyalist? How would this effect his destiny? Read and find out for yourself.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Inspired by... the National Reorganization Process (otherwise known as the "disappearance" of dissidents' children during the Argentinian Dirty War).

Twin Sunrise by Chi-chi-chimaera

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Exploring an ancient Jedi Temple on Vrogas Vas, Luke runs into a little more trouble than he bargained for. Meanwhile Doctor Aphra has been sent to secure the pilot who destroyed the Death Star, and the Inquisitor who was once Ezra Bridger has a mission of his own. Technically goes AU from Rebels Season 2 - Siege of Lothal, but main-story changes start from after Marvel's Darth Vader #11 and Star Wars #11.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Movies, Comics

Black Mirror by DarthNickels

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Dormant, last updated Nov. 2017. Locked, requires an ArchiveOfOurOwn.com account.
  • Synopsis: The Ghost crew returns to Lothal when they hear the Empire is investigating the Jedi Temple there. They learn Vader is alone and decide to take him out — but what they find could change the course of Galactic history. Written immediately after the release of "Fire Across the Galaxy".
  • Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Angst, Surgery, Implied/Referenced Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, Self-Harm

Breaking Ranks and The Lost Commanders by pieandsouffle

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete?
  • Synopsis: Three transfer cadets have been dropkicked into Zare's squad. And he really, really doesn't trust them. / It isn't every day a troop of rebels and Jedi invade the Walker, and especially not when the clones happen to be babysitting two little Jedi.
  • Pairing: Anakin X Padme
  • Additional Notes: A twoshot series of a glimpse into What If? Padme survived, Anakin never had a Face–Heel Turn, and they escaped to join the Rebellion as well as raising Luke and Leia. The twins cross paths with the Ghost crew.

A Solution For Incompetence by miz_blue

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Synopsis: After their latest failure to subdue Lothal's rebel cell, Commandant Aresko and Taskmaster Grint are called in to answer to Governor Tarkin personally.

Mirialan!Ezra: Rite of Passage & Long Buried Memories by sunkelles

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Twoshot, dormant
  • Synopsis: For Mirialans, getting their facial tattoos signifies their passage into adulthood, while there is a social stigma placed on not getting them after you turn fourteen. Ezra is fifteen years old and his face is still blank. / Ezra's new facial tattoos dredge up memories that Ahsoka would rather leave forgotten.
  • Pairing: Ahsoka X Barriss
  • Additional Notes: Based off of a popular jossed theory that Mira Bridger was a Mirialan.

The Never Alone Series by Neocolai

  • Recommended by fsdfsdfsd
  • Status: A completed set of six stories with a total of over 120,000 words between them. In order:
  • Synopsis: "Loyalty told him to wait for Kanan. Hope whispered that help was on the way. The Force urged him to hang on a little longer. Logic reminded him that he was on his own." After the Inquisitor's death, the Empire is all the more determined to capture the Lothal Rebels. Darth Vader has a subtler motivation for his interest in Ezra Bridger.
  • Additional Notes: Written entirely before season 2 premiered, the series revolves around the idea that Ezra is Padme and Anakin's third triplet- or at least, Darth Vader believes so.
  • Tags: Family, Hurt/Comfort

The Undeserving by LessAttitudeMoreAltitude

  • Recommended by RangerScout
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Kanan is a mess after Order 66. It's not until he stumbles upon an abused Force-sensitive child that he realizes his own potential. OR Kanan encounters Ezra at a much earlier age.

    Shipping Fics 
Night Terrors by Claude Lawless
  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He only agreed to walk her home. Never once did he think he'd end up holding her down while she thrashed beneath him.
  • Pairing: Kallus X Tua
  • Additional Notes: Written before the airing of "Rebel Resolve".
  • Tags: Shipping, W.A.F.F., Alternate Universe, Hurt/Comfort

The Signs, by Chimongra

  • Recommended by Happyman
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Her relations with the crew were simple: they were her friends, the ones she stood with and the ones she fought with. Until, of course, she gets the idea in her head that she might love one of them... and then things get a whole lot more complicated.
  • Pairing: Ezra X Sabine

S, by Kromi

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete, possible upcoming epilogue
  • Synopsis: After the events on Bahryn, Agent Kallus finds himself questioning everything he's been and done in life. It's not really defecting when you just leave and decide not to go back.
  • Pairing: Kallus X Zeb

The Goal Is Not To Fall, by White_Rainbow

  • Recommended by Kereea, CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kallus doesn’t want to fall…and yet every time he receives another message from Garazeb Orrelios the world falls away. There is no Empire, no Rebellion, there is just a human and a Lasat finding some way to connect. He doesn’t know where this will lead or how this will end, he will just take it one message at a time.
  • Pairing: Kallus x Zeb, background Thrawn x Veers
  • Comments: Primarily Kallus POV with a little Zeb. Does an amazing job of filling in the spaces not seen in episodes via Zeb and Kallus' post-Bahryn long-distance friends-to-more relationship and Kallus' journey from merely questioning the Empire to becoming the new Fulcrum. Portrays Kallus' character in a very good way by taking into account his intelligence officers' training and how that affects his actions. Thrawn is delightfully nerve-wracking in his scenes and Zeb's dialogue for the communications he has with Kallus is great. Follows The Stations of the Canon, and is thus far through "An Inside Man".

Four Possible Endings by EyeLoch

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Here are four rather different kinds of conclusions to the story of Ezra Bridger.
  • Additional Notes: Or more precisely, four different ships Ezra could end in.
  • Pairings: Ezra X Moreena, Ezra X Reann, Ezra X Mara, Ezra X Jai
  • Tags: Future Fic

Beauty by EyeLoch

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete, part of a series
  • Synopsis: Set in a possible future, where Ezra is now going around the galaxy, freeing slaves now that the Empire fractured after Endor. A routine mission goes awry, causing some time of reflection for both Ezra and Reann.
  • Additional Notes: NSFW-ish tease at the end.
  • Pairing: Ezra X Reann
  • Tags: Future Fic, Hurt/Comfort, Non-Graphic Violence

Regret and Redeem by fandumbandflummery

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete (oneshot)
  • Synopsis: Fenn shook his head, watching the bonfire's flames dance up into the night sky as he sipped his drink. If he'd been able to tell himself twenty-years earlier that one day he'd be drinking net'ra with and willingly charging into battle alongside an infamous Death Watch officer, he'd have thought first that his future self was a right old jehaar and then that the Galaxy itself had turned on its head.
  • Additional Notes: Written before the release of Season 4.
  • Pairing: Rau X Bo-Katan, past Pre Vizsla X Bo-Katan.

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    Dark Fiction 
A Taste of What You Paid For by ascxndent
  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "You watch their failings and you see your own. For that... I am sorry." Or, there is always a price to pay. Agent Kallus will soon learn this.
  • Pairing: Past Kallus X Tua, OC X OC
  • Additional Notes: A one night stand gets the two stuck with a daughter, and Kallus wants nothing to do with them. Her mother dies by her father's hands, and it all goes downhill from there.
    • Written before "The Honorable Ones".
  • Tags: Kid Fic, Deconstruction Fic, Alternate Universe

Children of the Force by HLine

  • Recommended by fsdfsdfsd
  • Status: Complete, with a sequel in progress
  • Synopsis: Anakin didn't fall, but Order 66 still happened. Now there are only remnants of the Jedi Order remain, seemingly paralyzed by grief and fear - leaving many vulnerable to the Dark Side and the Sith. Kanan Jarrus very carefully doesn't pay any attention to this; he has his team, and that's all he needs. He left the Jedi behind a long time ago. But the Force won't let its children go so easily, especially not so many still need his help.
  • Pairing: Hera x Kanan, Janus Kasmir x Commander Grey
  • Additional Notes: Heavy angst, heavy world building, politics, action, and a strong Children Are Innocent mindset all in one. Plus Loads and Loads of Characters and acute attention to cannon continuity.
  • Tags: Hurt/Comfort, For Want of a Nail, Alternate Universe, Systematic Child Abuse, Graphic Violence, Angst, WAFF

    Crossover Fics 
Star Wars: The Force of Nature by General Rage
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In a carefully laid trap, the King of Monsters is hit with a devastating super weapon. While the Nations of the World cheer they do not realize they have not destroyed him, only sent Godzilla to a new world. It is here the Atomic Titan shall come face to face with a new enemy, as he walks straight into a war long ago in a Galaxy Far, Far away...
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Avatar Rebels by Steve993

  • Recommended by SAM 996
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Synopsis: Following a skirmish with the Empire, the Ghost crew find themselves lost in another world that is in the process of dealing with a war of its own. Not wanting to leave a world in turmoil the Ghost crew will unite with a unique group of heroes in order to bring an end to this conflict once and for all. Takes place after Rebels Season 2 episode 16 and from Book 1 episode 4 of Avatar onwards. Crossover between Star Wars Rebels and Avatar The Last Airbender.

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