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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fan Fics for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 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.


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  • Recommended: by Much Ado About Nonny
  • This is a collection of the best fanfics of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars section. No, that's not exaggeration; the gal who runs this site is one of the best writers in the fandom, and she knows what she's looking for when it comes to good fanfiction. This community is great, because it's basically one-stop shopping. You'll find quite a diverse sampling of everything the TCW fandom has to offer (not including instances of the Anakin/Ahsoka pairing, though this is probably subject to change), so there's something for almost everybody.

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.

    General Fics 

Back From the Future: Episode VI The Clone Wars by Ariel_Sojourner

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader travel back in time together to the Clone Wars era, have amazing adventures, and save the galaxy.
  • Tags: Time Travel

Clone Wars Movie Saga by Smudger9

  • Recommended by: Decaf Grub 47393
  • Status: In Progress (Episodes I through IV are complete)
  • Synopsis: The Clone Wars movie and TV series was a great addition to Star Wars canon. However, it had a lot of filler, was often very child-orientated and had villains that were less than threatening. I wanted to create a movie series that stuck to the Star Wars movie structure while also stripping out the filler, removing the childish elements and creating threatening villains.
  • Comments: While this saga is far from finished, this is a great companion piece to HAL's Prequel Trilogy.

Fallen Legends by Grey Silhouette

  • Recommended by: World 1000
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: *Warning: spoilers for the Season 5 finale.* When Anakin doesn't find Ventress and Ahsoka is sentenced to death, Obi-Wan breaks her out, unable to let a travesty of justice take place. The Council complicates matters by jumping to conclusions, and while Obi-wan and Ahsoka try to find the truth about what happened, Barriss is planning to set off another bomb...
  • Pairing(s): None
  • Tags: This fanfic is amazing. I used to wait every other day restlessly for each chapter. Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Ventress are in-character, the author shows the Council as flawed, but not going overboard, and the action scenes are fast and furious. Read it. You won't ever regret it.

Here I Go Again by Above the Winter Moonlight

  • Recommended by: Alyssa Macki
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: COMPLETE AU. The Force has decided to take matters into its own hands by sending Obi-Wan Kenobi back to the past following his death. Many things will change but only time will tell if these changes are enough to stop the rising darkness. Siriwan and Anidala. Now with Trope Page in desperate need of work.
  • Comments: This is an awesome take of Attack of the Clones, The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith if Obi had the knowledge of the original series. Characterizations are good and neat to compare to the original. A lot of scenes and dialogue are taken from the original movies and episodes, but there's enough original dialogue that it works out well. Also, the author's notes are very hilarious from chapter 4 onward.
  • It most certainly is an interesting story. Very rough around the edges, but manages quite well. The justification of why Obi-Wan can't change everything (he is just one person and was only sent back to save Anakin ultimately) is brought up repeatedly (almost annoyingly so) though it's a good idea. Some of the things are handled poorly, but it is still enjoyable nonetheless.

Pity by mylordshesacactus.

  • Status: Complete
  • Recommended by: Kablob, thebadplace
  • Synopsis: A series of visits made by Luminara Unduli to her former apprentice's prison cell.
  • Comments: This fic is one of the best interpretations of Barriss and Luminara's characters and relationship out there. A must-read for fans of either character. Post-The Wrong Jedi.

Reforging by mylordshesacactus

  • Status: Complete
  • Recommended by: Kablob, thebadplace
  • Synopsis: Luminara Unduli is interrogated by the Empire's newest Inquisitor. Some time earlier, Barriss Offee wakes up in the dark.
  • Comments: The sequel to Pity. Incredibly painful, but such an amazing fic. Warning: there's quite a lot of torture.

The Erosion of the Spirit by 425599167

  • Recommended by: The Witchfinder
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: With the Jedi Order destroyed at the end of the Clone Wars and the Republic swept away, Ahsoka and Barriss must work together to survive and fight back in a galaxy under the Empire.
  • Comments: Out of many fics that explore the lives of Ahsoka and Barriss after the bombing and after the rise of the Empire, this is probably this troper's favorite. It's less about adventure and more about the healing that takes place between them and within themselves.
  • Note: Slight crossover with Knights of the Old Republic.
  • Has a sequel - Forming New Bonds (Ongoing)

Across The Frozen Sea by {{ArtyArtillery}}

  • Recommended by: The Witchfinder
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Ahsoka, Barriss, and Riyo find themselves stranded in the Pantoran Taiga. They must get back to civilization, but the wilds are more dangerous than they realize. If the cold doesn’t get them, the locals will.
  • Comments: Talk about underrated; only 50+ kudos after completion for one of the more riveting stories this troper has read in a while. Sometimes it's just nice to put the main plots on pause and experience some good old-fashioned adventure and world-building.

A Matter of Time by His Majesty the Emperor

  • Recommended by: Krspace T
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "This Republic is failing. It is only a matter of time." In the aftermath of The Wrong Jedi hero and villain alike deal with the fallout and wonder what the future has in store
  • comments: Nine characters' POV's of the events of Season 5's finale are delved into, each in a way that is perfectly in character. Even Palpatine, who the author writes too well.

Echoes in the Wisp by 60sec400

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Anakin and Ahsoka find themselves twenty years in the future. The Jedi are gone, the world is occupied by yet still an unknown something that clearly does not favor them. And, yet, the Force is telling them to go to Tatooine, back to that god-forsaken planet. So they go. It's there that they decide they cannot take this future. AKA: If Obi-Wan hadn't been able to weather the storm.
  • Pairing(s): None

Life and What Comes After Verse by Ibelin

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan dies on Jabiim. Anakin blames himself, doesn't know how to go on and yet - he does. Maybe the Force rewards that kind of thing, or maybe he just gets lucky, but when a mission lands Anakin on a vaguely familiar planet, he gets a second chance to do what he knows he should have done in the first place: save his master. And maybe a chance to save the galaxy, too.
  • Pairing(s): None

Villain of a Different Story by HiNerdsItsCat (HiLarpItsCat)

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Somehow, the impossible happened: Anakin Skywalker changed his mind. He remembered joining the Sith. He remembered being in the Jedi Temple. He remembered that he was there to kill everyone, even the younglings. Only somehow, he discovered that he didn’t want to do any of that. But it was too late to change things now… wasn’t it? It turns out that there are some perks to being the Chosen One: Anakin finds himself transported five years into the past—only to discover that it isn’t his past, but a completely different one. One where Obi-Wan Kenobi left the Jedi Order, where Qui-Gon Jinn survived… and where Anakin Skywalker is the galaxy’s greatest villain.
  • Pairing(s): Obi-Wan Kenobi/Satine Kryze, Padmé Amidala/Anakin Skywalker

You Either Die A Hero... by RennyBanette

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: ...or get bored enough to screw up the timeline. Or: On Umbara, the clones get stuck in a time loop.
  • Pairing(s): None

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

    Shipping Fics 

Ahsoka and Barriss Full Circle by Crossoverpairing Lover.

  • Recommended by: Krspace T
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ahsoka/Barriss Ahsoka/Lux, hints of Ahsoka/Rex and no sided Anakin/Ahsoka
  • Synopsis: Oneshot: The story of Ahsoka and Barriss; a brief look into how they met as Jedi, how they came to be enemies, then reluctant allies, then friends again, then lovers, then mothers, then Jedi once again. M ish for themes but not actual scenes, more to be safe. Barrisoka
  • Comments: One of the few decent fics that develops the post Season 5 Barrisoka pairing, as well as how Ahsoka might survive Order 66.

Good Order and Discipline by Succorelle

  • Recommended by: Lantentine
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Captain Rex / Commander Cody
  • Rating: Teen/Mature
  • Synopsis: Nobody but a clone appreciates just how hard it is to be a clone.
  • Comments: Despite the unusual pairing (which might be a bit squick depending upon how you view it), the development of the clones' relationship is well written and convincing. The eye for detail breathes new life into characters that you never thought twice about.

When Night Falls by sachariah.

  • Recommended by: kablob
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rex/Ahsoka, OC/OC
  • Synopsis: When Order 66 goes down, Captain Rex saves his Jedi Commander's life. Soon they are forced into an uneasy alliance with a certain bounty hunter, and try to rescue other surviving Jedi. Their feelings about each other soon become very complicated, however.
  • Comments: This was written before season 5, so it assumes Ahsoka was still a Jedi at the time of Revenge of the Sith. It's a long read, but worth it. One of the OC's is, sadly, a bit of a Mary Sue, but she doesn't show up until near the end and the rest of the story is so good that it's worth reading anyway.

Contrasts by gizzlescribbles

  • Now with a trope page.
  • Recommended by: Commander Visor
  • Status: Ongoing (updates every Tuesday and Thursday), canon-divergent
  • Rating: Teen (no gore or sexually explicit content)
  • Pairing: Ahsoka/Barriss
  • Synopsis: Ahsoka and Barriss navigate their feelings and the crumbling Republic during the Clone Wars.
  • Comments: Has been running since 2015 and is aiming to have over a thousand pages. It's well-written and beautifully drawn, worth the read, especially if you're an Ahsoka fan and regardless of whether you ship Ahsoka/Barriss or not.

    Crossover Fics 

Do You Want to Dance? by Hundred Sunsets

  • Recc'd by: K
  • Status: Complete
  • Fandoms: Star Wars and Carrie
  • Synopsis: Kaeden is only trying to make amends. Or: 'What none of them knew, of course, was that Barriss Offee was Force-sensitive.
  • Comments: An AU inspired by Stephen King's Carrie, imagining Barriss Offee as a quiet, religious girl with a psychic secret, Luminara Unduli as her distant, sometimes frightening adoptive mother, Kaeden Larte as a classmate trying to help Barriss feel part of things, and Ahsoka Tano as the popular girl who takes Barriss to prom — with deadly consequences. The setting is a sort of mid-point between 70s America and the Star Wars galaxy, with the main characters at high school on Coruscant.

Harry TanoNow has it's own page.

  • Recommended by: HonorableBaldy, Alyssa Macki
  • Status: Completed (57 chapters+)
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: After resigning from the Jedi Order, Ahsoka didn't expect to find herself sent to a new world, especially a world where a young boy needed her help...
  • Comments: Set after the events of Clone Wars season 5, Ahsoka Tano is caught in an explosion due to the implementation of Order 66 and ends up in The Cupboard Under The Stairs with a surprised 4-year old boy.
  • The story contains quite a bit of humour such as Alistair Moody apparently singing the teapot song and changes the timeline in the Potterverse (an AU world where George Lucas made the Flash Gordon films instead). It is worth noting that Lucius Malfoy is far more villainous than in canon while Dumbledore is portrayed as good but old and tired. There is also a good reason given for the canon "Weasleys outside the station portal", it's a voluntary measure to prevent muggleborns getting lost.
  • Very very enjoyable fic, lots of jokes woven into the plot, and honestly, this is my favorite SW/HP fic.

Path of the Padawan

  • Recommended by: SuperHeroTime27
  • Status: Complete (51 Chapters).
  • Crossover with Young Justice
  • Synopsis: When Ahsoka Tano left the Jedi Order, she disappeared. When she accidentally enters the rip in the universe to Earth-16, she must learn to adjust to a new life with a group of teenage heroes. Will she learn to trust them & start her new life here? Will Anakin be able to find Ahsoka? This is an original idea! Please read and like! Separate from "A New Destiny"! All for Ahsoka Tano!
  • Comments: Another story for Ahsoka after Season 5, only modelled after Logan GC's "A New Destiny". This is all for the glory of Ahsoka Tano. Longest story of the author, SuperHeroTimeFan.

Time and Faraway Space by Queen

  • Recommended by: Emperor Max 2019
  • Status: Dormant (last updated November 2017)
  • Fandoms: Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Doctor Who
  • Pairings: none so far but there are hints of Rex/Ahsoka and Cody/Barriss as the story goes on.
  • Four thousand years ago, a warning was carved in stone and left for a Padawan to find. While Ahsoka works towards deciphering the ancient carvings that bear her name, a mad man with a blue box appears, just as the galaxy begins to fly to pieces...
  • Clone Wars AU during season 5. Most of the season happens normally but the last 4 episodes of the season and everything after never happen. Ahsoka never leaves the Jedi Order and Barriss never bombs the temple. Fives doesn't die and the show's major original characters are still alive in time for Revengeof The Sith, and that's where the Doctor comes in.
  • Doctor Who AU post season 4 in the modern series. Takes the place of the specials that occur before 10 regenerates into eleven.



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