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Super Smash Bros. Crossover; Super Smash Bros. Crossover: Evolution; Super Smash Bros. Crossover Unlimited by Maxwell Cohen.

  • Recommended by: Kirbypower
  • Synopsis: Super Smash Bros. Crossover is a massive crossover of many franchises, and is not merely limited to the Super Smash Bros. cast. Super Smash Bros. Crossover revolves around the heroes of franchises such as Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kirby, Super Mario Bros., Metroid, and many others joining forces to prevent an apocalypse from ravaging the Earth...At least that is how the story begins.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Alternate Universe Fic, Deconstruction Fic

Make Your Move by various.

  • Recommended by: Davidreamcatcha
  • Make Your Move is not a fanfiction; instead, it is a constantly ongoing series of contests on Smashboards. Writers are tasked to write movesets (and occasional extras) for not just characters from video game franchises, but from anything ever, from the expected ones like Kammy Koopa to the completely unexpected such as Princess Bubblegum and Larfleeze! Many movesets themselves are (for the most part) so well-written and intricate, after looking through a few, you'll probably say something like "Why the hell isn't Ashens not in a Smash Bros game yet?"


Phoenix's SSBB case files by ShadowKnux372 (some AU, crossover)

  • Recommended by: DaPatman
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: What if the Ace Attorney series was set in a world containing various locations from different Nintendo series, where Phoenix has to defend characters who appear in the Super Smash Bros. series? The answer is simple. You get different people being murdered, and the pop culture references are all related to the series the characters come from, but apart from that, there's no difference. The cases are written as if ShadowKnux372 is copying the text down while playing the cases, and most of them are set in different continuities from each other and the actual Ace Attorney games. It's not just Phoenix who does the defending, either. Apollo and Mia both get a chance to defend, as do two characters from the Ace Attorney side you would never expect to see as attorneys. It has its own page.

Super Smash Stadium by various

  • Recommended by: Knight9910
  • Synopsis: The original Super Smash Bros fanfic, the essence of which is to provide a new setting for the massive-crossover antics of the the video game series; namely, a massive dimensional nexus/stadium that runs on professional wrestling-esque stories and plotlines. Starts out as a somewhat awkward prose fic, but becomes a decent and fun script fic.

Smash Mind by Ultiman92

A Bunch of Super Fighting Weirdos in a House by Anonymous

  • Recommended by: Nanakiro, Chloelee 12
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A humorous Slice of Life story about the competitors of Super Smash Bros. and their antics in the oft fanficced-about Smasher's Mansion. When you're "a bunch of super fighting weirdos in a house", things are bound to happen, from the fantastic to the mundane.

Incorrect Smash Bros Quotes by incorrectsmashbrosquotes

  • Recommended by: wes27
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: One shots, writing prompts, and quotes from other mediums written within the context of the Super Smash Bros series.
  • Notes: Over its run, this series has developed a greater degree of internal continuity than incorrect quotes blogs tend to, including ongoing story arcs and established ships. Notable arcs include Ganondorf recruiting the other villains to Take Over the World, Ganondorf adopting Chara, and Dark Samus developing an independent personality and leaving the villains. Primary ships include Link/Samus, Female Inkling/Ness, Ashley/Lucas, Wolf/Isabelle, Richter/Lucina, Dark Pit/Female Pokémon Trainer, Zelda/Dark Samus, Palutena/Bayonetta/Ganondorf/Dracula, and Galeem/Dharkon.

    General Fics 
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

12 Days of Smashmas by Killered500

  • Recommended by shonengirl
  • Synopsis: 12 short, One shot christmas themed stories!
  • Status: Incomplete; last updated December 2019
  • Pairings: Pink Villager -> Ike, minor mentions of Pink Villager -> Link and Marth, Robin x Lucina, Little Mac x Wii Fit Trainer, Red x Leaf, Marth x Caeda, Roy x Lilina, Shulk x Fiora, Fox x Krystal, Luigi x Daisy, Corrin x Azura, Diddy x Dixie, Pit -> Phosphora, and Kirby x Jigglypuff.
  • Comments: Don't let the minimalist summary fool you, these fics are some great, wholesome fun for the holidays, and they encapsulate the Christmas spirit and all aspects of it perfectly. And best of all, everyone has been written to be in-character to the very finest detail possible! Not an OOC character in sight, which is a bit of a rarity in Smash fanfiction. Not to mention the lack of too many annoying non-canon pairings! It also takes into account that everyone is from a different universe different from ours, and as such adapts Christmas with that in mind. If you want something wholesome to read during Christmas, or just feel in the mood, give this a read!

Alchemist Spirit Knight Lucina by TwilightJoltik.

  • Recommended by: nelunsoul
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ike/Marth figures prominently towards the latter half, as does Shulk/Male Robin. A few others are implied to a lesser extend, such as Morgan/Nah, Ness/Paula, Zelda/Link, and oddly enough, Leaf/Roy.
  • Synopsis: Cosmic Guardian Rosalina calls upon the twelve Alchemist Knights to stop a nefarious group known as the Star Eaters from casting the world into darkness. Lucina, as the first to be called, acts as leader, but neither she nor anyone else really knows quite what they're doing. However, as they learn more and more about the mysterious war they've been caught up in, things start to go horrifically wrong. Magical Girl/Boy AU.
  • Comments: As the synopsis says, it's a straightforward Magical Girl AU that introduces the new playable characters smoothly. It's far from perfect, as the writing is a bit shaky especially near the beginning, but it has a unique and interesting story that I can't wait to see more of, along with some awesome characterization and dramatic, emotional scenes. Plus, you really can't go wrong with Lucina being the protagonist.
  • Tags: Magical Girl, Alternate Universe

Clash of the Smashers by Lord Drash

  • Recommended by The_Omegod
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: An adventure like no other! Ten...nine heroes band together to stop Master Hand from combining forces with the villains from multiple worlds, and starting a third and final tournament...But can the heroes themselves be trusted?
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Class is in Session By Mr. Light Chicken Bulbs

  • Recommended by: Anomalocaris 20
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Ganondorf thinks every fighter other than himself sucks and, being a nice person, takes them under his wing to increase their skills. They get more then they wanted though, as he has a personal vendetta against everyone, even those who he's never met...
  • Basically, what if Smash Bros. were a school, and Ganondorf were the worst teacher (and worst person in general) ever? It's violent, profane, vulgar, sadistic, and brutal, and utterly hilarious as it does so. Starts in Melee's era, and gradually transitions into Brawl. Written by the same author who wrote GroupOfWeirdos.

Dreams by Araceli L

  • Recommended by The_Cosmic_Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Another "inspirational" piece, but with a bit more story this time. Read without looking at the characters for a surprise sorta . Now that I've tackled beauty, what are dreams? "Spiritual" is the only category that fits!
  • Comments: This story is amazing, and focuses on dreams, as the summary says. It's uplifting, and answers a certain kid Brawler's questions as well as the audience's. But, as philosophical and descriptive it is, there's a surprise and humor at the very end. Worth the read!

FALCOOON PUNCH by Lordoftheghostking 28

  • Recommended by The_Cosmic_Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ever think it's weird that Captain Falcon always announces what he's gonna do with a 'FALCON' and then a verb? Well, in this Fic, he and Olimar and Kirby and everyone else bring that randomness to the max. LAUGHS ENSURED! T FOR HUMOR!
  • Comments: This oneshot is so random it's hilarious. It's not meant to be taken seriously. Seriously, don't take it seriously. And warning: you will laugh.

Food-Mart Frenzy by Hoverbike Girl

  • Recommended by Rick Tommy
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: When the Melee-era Smash Brothers run out of food, they go to the newly-constructed Smash Mart to buy some. But little do they know how action-packed their little shopping trip will be, when not only do they all go their own ways, but they meet up with the Brawl newcomers and several other characters.

Guardians Arise! By Pit FTW

  • Recommended by Future Cam
  • Status: Complete, has a sequel in the works
  • Pairings: Very minor Link/Zelda, usually played for comedy. A few canon pairings from the Smasher's home universes (Or the crack pairing of Ike/Mia) are referenced briefly.
  • Synopsis: An old enemy returns, this time ripping the souls of the Smashers away from their bodies. By taking possession of them, he hopes to take over the Smash World. 100 years later, the Smashers must turn to humans for help. But some just can't get along...

Hail To The Chump by Loke Groundrunner

  • Recommended by: The Word Master
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: After getting in trouble for writing violent children's songs, Solid Snake is forced to perform odd jobs for President Wario, who is too lazy to do them himself. From making trips to Taco Bell,to fetching Dr. Mario for a party, and even having to bring a band together, Snake must put up with Wario's crazy demands as he tackles one hilarious task after another.
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Laws that are needed to be followed in Smash Mansion

  • Recommended by: Tropemaster849
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Master Hand is sick and tired of the smashers' (and Crazy Hand's) shenanigans, he decided to make laws in order for them to follow. But what will these laws do to the smashers? Chaos, of course!
  • Comments: This fic is beyond funny. Everyone is in character, the laws are amazing, as are the reasons they were created in the first place. Well worth a read if you like random funny stories and you like Smash

Life Aboard The Halberd By Wise Crack Idiots. Contains some swearing.

  • Recommended by Rifflet
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: So after Tabuu was defeated, all of the Brawl characters (minus former villians Bowser, Dedede, Wario and Ganondorf) decide that they liked being together and didn't want to be separated. But where to go? Due to Nintendo's lack of preparation skills for after-story mode gaming, they had nowhere to crash. So who had a place big enough to support 35+ Brawl characters? Why, Meta Knight, of course! And we come to you to present the most insanely, wildly funny fanfiction you'll ever read about their day-to-day lifestyles on the Halberd.
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Light At The End by Leliel 12

  • Recommended by Taxima
  • Status: Oneshot
  • Synopsis: The fighters assemble for a long war with the false angel and its army of Master Hands. Galeem does a bit of minor housecleaning for its new domain.
  • Comments: The World of Light trailer from the perspective of Galeem. It's an interesting take on how an Eldritch Abomination of light perceives the inhabitants of our world and why it undertook this task of remaking the universe in its image.

Lost in Transition by The Anomalocaris

  • Recommended by Robotortoise, seconded by kuroubatchi
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2018
  • Synopsis: The transition from Super Smash Bros. Brawl to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U doesn't quite go as smoothly as everyone hoped... Join our loveable gang of idiots, sociopaths, and quasideity F-Zero racers as they gather their old friends up as well as meet new faces across dimensions, and deal with some old baddies causing trouble for the multiverse!
  • Comments: A hysterical fic that flanderizes the hell out of the characters and is damn proud of it! Everyone aside from Shulk, Robin, and Lucina is exaggerated up to ridiculous levels. For instance, Donkey Kong is a nerdy bookworm that uses extravagant words, Pikachu is a foul-mouthed jerk, Zelda is a drunk, Yoshi is optimistic to the point of it being really, REALLY annoying, and Robin, Lucina and Shulk are... actually, they're pretty in-character. If you don't find yourself cackling like a man possessed while reading this,you may have broken your funny bone. (I can't believe that I have to say this, but...) It's spell-checked and uses proper grammar.

Mac's First Party by MrTyeDye

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Little Mac learns a valuable lesson about drinking.

Olimar Joins Brawl by Kirby ROX 24-7

  • Recommended by The_Cosmic_Troper
  • Status: Dormant.
  • Synopsis: Olimar joins brawl and meets Kirby. Together, they face the challenges of Brawl. Olimar learns Kirby's past, and his fatherly instincts get the best of him.
  • Comment: This story is absolutely amazing. It's so descriptive, and the main characters are so in character. It hasn't been updated in five years, and only has twelve wonderful chapters, but I sent the author a review hoping that will change.

One Last Smash by Rabid Wookiee Y.

  • Recommended by: DarkMarxSoul, koook160
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: The Master and Crazy Hands were defeated along with Giga Bowser years ago and the Super Smash Bros. faced a golden age. However, times changed and their team broke down. When Giga Bowser returns demanding a final battle with the Smashers, what will the broken band of heroes and villains do with their numbers so decreased?
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Oneless by Grand Phoenix

  • Recommended by Zagreus
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: A philosophical and spiritual look at Tabuu and what drives him to conquer the universe.
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Remake by Fly

  • Recommended by: PiDa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Cloud gets added to the roster and insists to everyone he belongs there, since Final Fantasy VII came out for the Nintendo 64 DD... right? But no-one is taking him seriously and he's being followed by a man in a Black Cape, and Samus is also trying to deal with her personal issues. It's pretty literary in tone but also a straightforward read, and Cloud and Samus's Character Derailment in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and Metroid: Other M is used as an allegory for depression (and recovering from it), and Cloud's storyline is also similar to his Fake Memories plot in his home game. Loads of references and clever bits. Also has some unique worldbuilding for Smash fic - it isn't quite "Smash Mansion", but treats the characters more like Animated Actors who are aware of their status as game characters, and working while housed in a "Hero's Village" (similar to an Olympic village).

Saving the World of Light by MaskedGamer

  • Recommended by: Kool Koopa Girl
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2020
  • Synopsis: It all played out the same. Galeem attacked the Smashers. The Smashers futilely fought back. Except for one difference. Kirby, and all hope is gone. Now, Nathaniel, an amnesiac teenager, must now journey to fight Galeem. On his journey, he'll be joined by others and recover his memories. We are also taking bets on how long it takes for him to lose horribly. Review if you want.
  • Comments: A fun little WoL adaptation that doesn't take itself too seriously. Taking place In a World… where Kirby also fell to Galeem's initial attack, the story focuses on an ever-changing party and their journey to save the Smashers. There's also quite a bit of lore woven into the story.

Saya: Nintendo X Capcom by Zombie Axe Hero

Smash Life

  • Recommended by: Abbas_Chand
  • Status: Active
  • Synopsis: Is Mario truly in love with Peach? What shenanigans is Pit up to? And is Sonic as irritable and annoying as people make him out to be? Find out about all this and more in Smash Life, featuring all your favorite smashers and more!
  • Comments: Genius. Genius is the only word I can say about this mansion. This fic is basically what happened if Super Smash Bros. is a mockumentary show, like The Office (US). The characters is almost always in characters, and other extra characters is great and have a good reason why they were there. (Chapter 57 is currently out of order, but you won't miss anything)
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Smashed Minds by TheWordMasterofFiction

  • Recommended by: Freddie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. A reporter travels to an insane asylum on a mysterious island in order to uncover what exactly goes on there. As he investigates deeper into the many mysteries of the asylum, his sanity will be tested as he struggles to decide who the sane residents are amid the smashed minds surrounding him. Yet, in a place as crazy as this, who among them is the one who speaks the truth?

SSBB Oneshots by Soundwave 0107

  • Recommended by Kyrios9, seconded by ElliottB1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A HUGE series of connected one-shots spanning 183 chapters that shows the often insane going-ons in the Smash Mansion.
  • While the majority of the fic is comedy (gold) there are some Tearjerker moments as well. The relationships between the characters are very well done, and the writing style is excellent. Beware as it contains swearing and sexual content, though.

Steal Your Way In by Invoked Ophiuchus

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Joker of the Phantom Thieves is recruited by Master Hand to help expose a criminal among the Smashers.
  • Comments: Quite a bit darker than it initially seems. As hilarious as the first chapter is if you know what the calling card is referencing, the subsequent depiction of Yoshi Slowly Slipping Into Evil is played as seriously as any of the Phantom Thieves' targets in the actual game, and it's incredibly well-executed.

Strangers of Glory: Contingency by A. Mitsuni

  • Recommended by: kittykela
  • Status: Dormant - part one of a trilogy (last updated November 2018)
  • Pairings:Various pairings; although romance is not the prime focus of the story, pairings include but are not limited to - Link/Zelda, Chrom/fem!Robin, Little Mac/WFT, Roy/Peach, Marth/Samus, Villager/Isabelle, Ness/Nana, T. Link/fem!Villager, along with platonic friendships among each other.
  • Synopsis: Every year, to honor the legendary Five Heroic Swordsman of the past, a Free-for-All Tournament is held in the biggest modernized hub in the land. But as two rival battle schools prepare for the upcoming competition, malevolence lurks within the shadows, ready to strike. Can the city be saved?
  • Tags: High School, High School A.U., Alternate Universe Fic, Transplanted Character Fic, Drama, The Power of Friendship, Action-Adventure, Inevitable Tournament

Supper Smash Bros: Mishonh From Trump: Teh Fite 2 Saev Amrica by Princess America

  • Reccomended by 1n73rn37_n3rd_584
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Wen teh libruls captar Donnel Turnip and taek him 2 Nintando wrold a Amarekan gurl naem Sara muts go 2 Smash manshen and rescu him or eels antefa wil concur Amanda.
  • Comments: As the synopsis proves, this fic was written to be as stupid as possible. Featuring Sara, the totally-not-lesbian liberal Trump supporter getting into shenanigans in the world of Smash. It's actually quite difficulty to read, but once you get used to the "writing", what awaits is a gut-busting, ridiculous fanfiction equivalent of a five-year-old's drawing you just love to ridicule.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: This World we call "Home" by MotleyWorldStudios

  • Recommended by Kool Koopa Girl
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The World of Fighters, a strange world where many distinct histories and cultures come together in the form of what is known as "Super Smash Bros". Dating back to January 21st, 1999, a tournament is held to determine who will be crowned *the* Super Smash Brother, created and maintained by the ever enigmatic and powerful Master Hand. Over the years, the tournament has become bigger yet bigger, with many fighters invited to test their strength against opponents from other worlds and further engage in many other games. The next few years starting from December 7th, 2018, look to be no different with the special occasion of all past fighters returning with even more to come for the "Ultimate Smash". However, before spectator or fighter can enjoy the festivities, they are abruptly interrupted by the Master Hand himself, having trophyfied everyone else but the fighters, which leads to a confrontation with the next biggest threat to the world since the rise and fall of Tabuu, and everyone is caught in the struggle to restore true balance in a world of light.
  • Comments: The prose is a little purple, and the fight scenes are a little tedious, but it's overall a well-written fic that shows off the cast well, Spirits and Smashers alike.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: World of Light by Krosshair

  • Recommended by Crashlander 555
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In the aftermath of the Newcomer Ceremony, no one could find Master Hand. While searching for him, the Smashers are roped into a familiar and terrifying situation.
  • Comments: This is a very well-written fic that comes up with a decent explanation for how the Spirits function in-game, along with granting some of them personalities. There are also many references to past games that manage to flow well within the story, along with vivid, well-written action sequences that manage to capture distinct combat styles for nearly every character through the usage of the Continuity Cavalcade trope.
  • Now with a trope page.

The Apocalypse's Afterparty by clausbook

  • Recommended by Lily The Litten
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the defeat of Galeem and Dharkon, the spirits and Smashers involved celebrate, pushing aside their worries for one night of fun. Yet no matter how hard she tries, Samus can't stop thinking about the chaotic future they will all face, with over a thousand spirits stranded from their worlds stuck in the World of Smash.
  • Comments: Technically a prologue for an in-progress fic, but very much enjoyable in its own right.

The Devil's in the Details by Crystal Rose of Pollux

  • Recommended by: Freddie
  • Status: Complete. Has a sequel.
  • Synopsis: Ultimate Era, inspired by the E3 trailer. A new tournament approaches, but excitement turns to horror when news breaks of Mario's death at Ridley's hands. As it comes to light that Ganondorf put Ridley up it to feed the darkness in Luigi's heart, Luigi realizes that trying to bring his brother back to life is actually the easiest problem to solve among the many that lie ahead.

The Hot Topic Krew by an anonymous guy on tumblr. Rated T.

  • Recommended by: Pinkiestar, seconded by Alphinaud, thirded by kuroubatchi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: All of the edgiest characters in Smash (And Cia for some reason) are going to their favorite store, Hot Topic, only to find out that Yoshi has made it less goth. They all team up together to stop Yoshi's plunder, but they discover that their store is not the only thing in danger. Note there is some gore in the story.
  • Comments: Honestly, one of the funniest stories I've ever read. It's popular enough in some places to have its own fanfics. As the author has said, it's essentially My Immortal meets Super Smash Brothers. There's a lot of Original Characters in it, but most of them are supposed to just be Alt skins.
  • Tags: Parody Fic

The Originals by Shoerockett.

  • Recommended by NarrativeLock
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Pit, Ike, Peach and Junior are on a mission to defeat Tabuu, the figure who has proclaimed himself ruler of the world. Pit tells the others of a time before the Memory Loss, when the world was led by its true leader, Master Hand. Peach doesn't know what to believe, but it's too late to escape, especially with the Originals after them. Will they succeed?
  • My Synopsis: Remember the "World of Trophies" concept from the Subspace Emissary? It's fleshed out here, complete with the mechanics of trophy combat, a class system, and even a backstory (sort of). The story is that Tabuu has taken over the world, and noone thinks this is alarming because of a worldwide "Memory Loss" that has happened since then. Pit wasn't affected, and he rounds up a recently-amnesiac Ike, single mother Peach and her son Toon Link (referred to as "Junior") to get into the Imperial Tower (where Tabuu is) and defeat him. Running against them are the Originals (Master Hand's twelve original creations, otherwise known as the cast of the original Super Smash Bros, the strongest fighters in the World), who are now Tabuu's second- through thirteenth-in-command. Central to the story is the group's internal struggles: Pit with his memories of *MASSIVE SPOILERS*, Ike with his past and *EVEN BIGGER SPOILERS*, Peach with Link and her relationship with Junior. In addition, the group finds it hard to trust Pit, him being the only one who remembers the time before the Loss and being very selective with what he tells them. Another big part of the story is the setting, which features various bits of video game worlds, much like Smash Bros itself. The story is told from a first-person perspective, but exactly whose perspective this is changes regularly, so that effectively every member of the group is the main character. Also *SPOILERS*, *HEAVY SPOILERS*, *INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH SPOILERS* and *MORE SPOILERS THAN THE ENTIRE WRL*.
  • Why I Recommend It: This is one of those stories that feels like it could be a book, in part because of how long the chapters are (averaging 9233.2 words each), but mostly because of the depth of the narrative. Seriously, it feels like it should have its own wiki! The dynamics of the group are also thoroughly engrossing, and you really feel the struggles of every character. The world also really comes alive, and it's really awesome to see how similar each location and character is to their inspiration and also how they interact with the other worlds that aren't present there. All of this adds up to the main draw of the story: it keeps you guessing, leads you along, and at th same time doesn't let the stack get too high. It takes me about twice as long to read one of these chapters as it would to read anything else of the same length, because I have to keep stopping to vent the HYPE that results.

The Rise and Fall of Marth Lowell by Ignitious

  • Recommended by: kuroubatchi
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Various pairings can be found throughout the story such as Link/Lucina, Marth/Lana, Ike/Caeda, Robin/Zelda, Marth/Samus to even one-sided relationships such as Frederick/Cia.
  • Synopsis: [AU] Marth Lowell is just your average teen. His father just got promoted requiring him to change schools on his senior year. To his amazement, the school holds lots of secrets including the Iris case. What happens when a evil witch convinces him to ditch his friends for popularity? When he falls from pride, will he be able to be saved or plagued by regret. *CURRENTLY IN EDITING PROCESS
  • Comments:The story can be found on both FF and Archive of Our Own. Originally written back in 2013, the author decided she disliked the direction it was going so a year later, decided to pick up the story once more and go towards a different direction. There are some writing errors prevalent throughout the story as some of the things don't correspond with one another, however the author states this and plans on cleaning it up soon. It seems like your typical high school AU at first however, the author manages to pull in some slight twists which managed to captivate my interests. She also puts in other characters from other video game franchises(Lilina and Wolt from Fire Emblem 6, Cia from Hyrule Warriors, etc.) in as well instead of relying on the use of original characters. Overall, what really captured me into this fantastic piece is not only Marth's transition from his actual self to his fanon interpretation but how the character driven the author is. She does an extremely fantastic job at making almost every character relatable and does not sugarcoat deep subjects either. The author currently has the prequel written in the works as well and I honestly can't wait to see more of this, let alone when it's one-hundred percent completed and fixed up.
  • Tags: High School, Alternate Universe, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Peer Pressure, Teenage Drama, Family Issues, Betrayal, Emotional/Psychological Abuse, Jealousy, Unrequited Love

The Subspace Emissary's Worlds Conquest by AuraChannelerChris.

  • Recommended by Gamerex 27, seconded by totlmstr, thirded by Lord Hyper, Fourthed by Exploding Pyro
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: This is a story of an OC and his Lucario leading the Smash Bros. Characters through another war with the Subspace Emissary.
  • This story is over FOUR MILLION WORDS. The author has stated that he's afraid it might end at ten million, it is divided into story sections called discs and it is still going strong.
    • Just to put that into perspective, according to The Other Wiki, the longest novel ever written is just under 1.1 million words. This fan fic has a good claim to be the longest work of fiction in history.

The Ultimate Daydream by TheAwesomeTrinket

  • Recommended by Kool Koopa Girl
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Super Smash Tournaments are well known for being a...well, a melting pot of fighters from countless dimensions. A tiny pink blob could battle a trained super spy like it was the most regular thing in the world. Returning brawlers, Camilla and Naomi, were definitely anything but normal - one was from a distant galaxy, another a Chinese vampire. They should fit perfectly, right?
  • Comments: A fanfic that could be described as somewhat of a crossover (the story it's crossing over with hasn't actually been finished yet), this chronicles the fluffy Slice of Life adventures of the Smashers...with the exception of Chapter 11. Worth a read if you like Slice of Life and don't mind OCs.

The ULTIMATE Smash Bros Series by micbot37

  • recommended by: wes27
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Inside the smash mansion many things can happen. Battles, spying, normal activities you name it. With Smash Bros Ultimate approaching what will happen. This is where you find out.

Uncommon Sense by ProdigyGaming_YT and various other authors

  • Recommended by: Questionable Cingulatan
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2017
  • Synopsis: An interesting series, with chaos, comedy, laughter, betrayal, twists, turns, references, mysteries, suspense, and more. Written by an author with an interesting style, and even has it's own page

Variegated Christmas by Child at Heart Forever

  • Recommended by: Freddie
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Every Smasher has their own take on Christmas, and no two are ever quite alike, like snowflakes of the winter's first snow. There's a whole spectrum on what the holidays are all about! The meaning of's different for everybody, you know?

Warrior of Happiness by Messenger Of Dreams

  • Recommended by The_Cosmic_Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: I haven't felt that much pain before, but I know a lot of people who've had really scary bad stuff happen to them. Ah, well, all I can do is share some of the happiness I have with them. It's worth a try, at least.
  • Comment: Absolutely heartwarming, and sweet little Kirby, the main star of this oneshot, is kept adorably in character as he ponders how he can spread his happiness. It's worth a read!

What Goes On by Great Chicken Miasma

  • Recommended by Mister Dr Bob
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: When Marth accidentally kills the Smashers' beloved Wii, Schlemiel, it's up to Ness, Lucas, Kirby, Pikachu and the Ice Climbers to make sure that nobody finds out. At least...that's what it's about at first. It becomes evident early on that nobody is noticing Schlemiel's gone, and a bunch of other crazy stuff happens.

What Lies in the Dark by Baby Gurl 278. Contains violence, language, and some gore.

  • Recommended by Herr Wozzeck
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: The Super Smash Brothers live comfortably in their own little mansion. When Falco is abruptly killed by a mysterious attacker, however, Fox finds that he was writing a murder mystery. When others in the mansion begin to die in ways mysteriously connected to the book, it becomes a race against time to save the smashers before every murder in the book is carried out.
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Super Smash Emblem: Awakening by LuigiThePresident.

  • Recommended by: TwirlingMiracle
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Pairings:There will be pairings in the fic, relationship tags on Archive Of Our Own will be updated as they appear.
  • Synopsis: Grima has returned. No one knows how-not even the one whom sealed him-but he has returned. The Smashers plan to put a stop to this, yet they don't know how. But when the world around them is falling, and Grima's laughter is embedded in all of their souls, they realize what must be done-they must travel back in time and find why Grima was revived, and stop him from ever reawakening. Narrated by Wii Fit Trainer, their journey contains a ton of laughs, a ton of drama, a ton of tears, and a ton of battling. Surely, this war will be long and vast, but with just about every Smasher uniting to stop it, the Smashers, as Diddy and Sonic named them, will defeat Grima...or, will they?
  • Comments: This fic is a wonderful example of the same old characters just being themselves, but in a new setting. Pretty much every character from Smash Bros 4 is there, and this writer does try to mention everyone and not push characters to the side. There is also plenty of foreshadowing to get you excited for each coming chapter. And yes, as the synopsis says, there is sadness at points, but it is healthily balanced with the funniness. Would recommend to anyone that likes Super Smash Bros, as you do not even need to know much about Fire Emblem Awakening to read, just know what exactly Grima is.

One Year by TheMaud

  • Recommended by: JadeTropes
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2020
  • Synopsis: BRAWL STORY: Solid Snake is invited to participate in a fighting tournament a world away, with the grand prize of any one of his desires being granted. He sets off to win, determined to save his own life, but the tournament and it's participants are nothing he's ever experienced before.
  • Comments: Although I went in knowing little about Metal Gear Solid, I found this story to have quite the interesting storyline, showing interactions between the characters while being significantly more serious than the standard Smash Bros fanfiction. Characters are well fleshed out and realistic (as much as they can get, anyway). Frankly can't wait for the next chapter.

Max Rank Kindness by vivvav (contains strong language)

  • Recommended by: MisterDrBob2
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ren gets along quite well with a few of the fighters in Super Smash Bros, but he forms a strange bond with one fighter in particular.
  • Comments: A really nice little one-shot about Joker and Piranha Plant, but the bonds Joker has formed with other characters such as Bayonetta and Lucario are touched on as well.

World-of-Darkness by Stuffulkins

  • Recommended by: WoolooShepherdG-00
  • Status: Complete. Has a post-release remake that's more accurate to the actual mode. It hits most of the same beats but changes several key details, such focusing more on the Dark Realm characters in the early chapters.
  • Pairings: Luigi/(Dasy, Rosalina), Robin/Lucina; Mario/Peach, Kirby/Jigglypuff, and Links/Zelda are also mentioned.
  • Synopsis: When Galeem attacked, all of the fighters present perished except for one; however, there were other survivors—those who chose to stay behind in case something went wrong—the ones they would have come home to. They have gathered to find Spirits and maybe, just maybe, take down Galeem. Or maybe Kirby is their only hope after all, but they must try.
  • Comments: Most of this paralogue to Ultimate's "World of Light" Mode featuring the characters not shown in the opening cutscenes was written before the Super Smash Brothers actually came out, so it’s primarily based off the opening trailer and other pre-release footage. It's ultimately about how they react to the new world, their quest to rebuild it, and how far they are willing to go to save their friends' lives.
  • Tags: Hurt/Comfort Fic

New Faces by Falco Player''

  • Recommended by: Witherbrine98
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Master Hand has started recruiting for the fifth generation of Smashers. With that comes new residents for Smash Mansion and a few visitors, and their interactions with the veteran Smashers. This story is also available on Archive of Our Own.
  • Comments:: This is an interesting fanfiction revolving around the newcomers as they are introduced in Smash Bros. Ultimate (as well as a few visitors), not to mention it has a surprising amount of metaphysics involved with the many universes that are a part of Smash, which are explored in some chapters. Also, while this may seem to be a collection of one-shots, there is also an overarching plot, with a new one being written alongside chapters for each of the DLC characters, said storyline involving multiple other universes (Including Dragalia Lost and even the Fate Series). Overall, an interesting take on the Smash universe.

Super Smash Bros: Beginnings by DareDreamer

  • Recommended by Dorvakin 111
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Discover how the greatest heroes and villains of the Nintendo multiverse reacted when their worlds collided in the biggest crossover ever told, along with how they were introduced to the Super Smash Bros tournaments to do battle, allowing them to prepare for the ultimate challenge... (A/N: Universes are organized by when they appeared in the series.)
  • This fanfic provides Origins Episode on how each individual smasher join the game Novelization on the event of the first game all the way to Ultimate.

Way Back When by EarthBound Cat

  • Recommended by: Nickeljorn
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: This is a story set in the Smash 64 era starring Ness focused on his experiences making sense of the rest of the original 12 and being the youngest fighter there.
  • Comments: This fanfiction really goes into how a kid from one of the only games in Smash 64 set in modern times would react to all the fantasy elements and being so much younger than everyone else.

Persona 5 Mementos Meetings by Zar Balor 25

  • Recommended by: Nickeljorn
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The Phantom Thieves and Velvet Room residents discuss the characters Joker battles.
  • Comments: This Fanfiction shows how the Persona 5 characters react to the Smash characters well and they are all in character.

Super Smash Bros Support Conversations by Marioexpertken

  • Recommended by: Nickeljorn
  • Status: Hiatus
  • Synopsis: The Fanfiction is about what Fire Emblem-like Support Conversations could be like in Smash.
  • Comments: It's short, but every chapter so far is good and everyone is in character.

Super Smash Bros: Remnants by DareDreamer

  • Recommended by gregorian
  • Status: inprogress
  • Synopsis: The war between light and darkness is over. Balance has been brought to all dimensions thanks to champions from across universes. They believe the armies of Galeem and Dharkon to be vanquished. They believe the scarred world has a chance for peace. But they think wrong. From the ashes of one war, a new one is set to ignite. And this time, the Smashers will need a little more help.
  • This fanfic is a sequel to Super Smash Bros: Beginnings, if you want context, please read that one first.

Being Fit by Nerdiethings

  • Recommended by: Racso
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After getting fired from Wii Sports Resort, the Wii Fit Trainer is forced to leave Wuhu Island for the first time and explore the outside world. She soon stumbles into the Smash Tournament and gets caught between various political factions and fighters interpreting her words for their own ends. As she gets thrust into the center of the global limelight, the Trainer is forced to quickly adjust to the world around her and the identity she didn't know she had.
  • Pairing(s): Wii Fit Trainer/Samus
  • Comments: Inspired by Being There, this fic puts Wii Fit Trainer in the center stage by explicitly commenting on her lack of character. It's a bizarre, but strangely endearing comedy of misunderstandings and political maneuvering. An enjoyable, goofy and weirdly charming read.

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

Sinful and then its sequel, Hopeful by dreaming-of-storms. First one is M-rated. Second one is T, for violence and language.

  • Recommended by inkweaveramara
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Sinful is a very well-written PWP about Samus and Zelda. The second story, Hopeful, brings Peach and her own conflicting feelings about the relationship into the mix.
  • Tags: Porn Without Plot, Slash Fic, Lemon.

A Bar of Soap! by Fatality (contains strong language, violence, and homosexual pairings).

  • Recommended by Bon Us
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Link/Lucario, Link/Zelda, Pit/??? (not gonna reveal it here, it's a big reveal later on!), Ike/Marth, Ike/OC
  • Synopsis: One summer, a while after the defeat of Tabuu, a group of the Smashers decides to spend some time relaxing at a lakeside mansion. Over time more friends, both old and new, join them at the mansion, and as tentative romance blossoms and friends struggle with new feelings, a whole lot of crazy, hilarious shit goes down.
  • Tags: Slash Fic.

Mechanism and its oneshot sequel Deviation, by SSBB.Swords (contains yaoi/slash pairings, although nothing explicit)

  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: As a graduate student, Marth never wondered if there was anything other than academics & work. As a junior working part-time at the coffeeshop, Ike wondered why he kept staring at that student every Friday morning. [Modern, College AU]
  • Pairings: Ike/Marth
  • Tags: Slash Fic.

Dancing With the Smashers by Umbreon Mastah

  • Recommended by Masquerade Actors (Dreamer)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A romantic comedy. Master Hand decidesnote  to throw a ball for the Smashers, and between people desperate for dates and Peach's attempts to play matchmaker Hilarity Ensues.
  • Pairings: Meta Knight/Jigglypuff, some crack pairings, and use of some in-universe, ex. Fox/Krystal, (all Het, No Original Characters)

Doppelgänger by TheWestDriver

  • Recommended by Pichu
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sheik hates them both, and no one knows where it all began. Samus Zelda femslash. Part 1 of the Flinch series.
  • Pairings: Zelda/Samus

The Flames by kookey

  • Recommended by Storm Requiem
  • Synopsis: He was blunt. He was uncultured. He was cold and coarse. He was everything that she, as a princess and future queen, had been told to avoid. And she couldn't help but be drawn nonetheless.
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Zelda/Ike, some Zelink and Peach/Mario.

Your Hom is in Another Castle by GintaxAlvissforever

  • Recommended by Makiki 13
  • Synopsis: Shulk had been trying to avoid his roommate Robin and in the process got kidnapped by Bowser after switching clothes with Peach. It’s then Robin and Lucina’s jobs to traverse various Nintendo Worlds, save them from the Koopalings, and rescue Shulk. If only it was as easy as it sounds
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Focuses on Male Robin/Shulk, includes Lucina/Dark Pit, Ganondorf/Palutena, Mario/Peach, Sonic/Fox McCloud, and Pit/Original Character(s)
  • Comments: Rated M for sexual themes and scenes, and contains homosexual pairings and crossdressing note 

Heart-to-S Support by AriZonia

  • Recommended by Makiki 13
  • Synopsis: After being inducted into Smash Bros for the next tournament round, Robin finds himself having to get used to all the new types of people around him, including a fighter named Shulk that is extremely unique and what not the tactician expected.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Focuses on Male Robin/Shulk, includes Lucina/Dark Pit, and Magnus/Dunban
  • Comments: Rated M for sexual themes and scenes, and contains homosexual pairings, and some sexual shenanigans note 

Angel Rule Number 46 Glove Slap by GintaxAlvissforever

  • Recommended by Alphinaud
  • Synopsis: The Angel Assembly took the virginity test behind Pit's back and tested him negative resulting in some backlash between the higher-ranking angels and Pit. Of course due to Dark Pit being tested positive (also behind his back), the angels decide to get rid of Pit by forcing Dark Pit into a marriage with someone of a higher ranking that could knock Pit off his position. Angered that his twin was brought into this, Pit goes to Chrom and begs him to have his daughter married off to Dark Pit. Normally he would disagree but the angel suitors decided to spy on Dark Pit and caught him with Lucina... who they mistake for Marth...
  • Status: Completed
  • Pairings: Focuses on Dark Pit/Lucina, includes Robin/Shulk, Ganondorf/Palutena, Ike/Pit with a joke of Marth/Dark Pit)
  • Comments: Rated T for Swearing, gender bender jokes, forced marriage, violence and unintentional OOC. This is personally the best Dark Pit/Lucina story I have ever came across. And there is also an Archive port as well.

Valentine's Day in the Smash Mansion by Cheesy Corn Chowder, {Rated K+}

  • Recommended by Space Hunter Drake Redcrest
  • Synopsis: Valentine's Day was often a busy day in the Smash Mansion. Couples got together, the partners often trying to get gifts or make plans for the other. The single Smashers would often try to help out their friends prepare or come up with ideas. These are the stories of 8 couples on one particular Valentine's Day.
  • Status: Completed
  • Pairings: Marth/Rosalina, Dr. Mario/WiiFit Trainer, R.O.B./Samus, Robin/Shulk (with m!Robin and f!Robin being the same person), Pink Villager -> Ike, Palutena/Link (with their arc being mainly a Take That! towards Palutena/Ganondorf), Kirby/Jigglypuff, and Zelda/Mr. Game & Watch.

A Glimpse Into the Mario-Verse by Drones-Of-Innocence

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Synopsis: Mario tries to avoid Doctor Mario. It wasn't that he disliked the Doctor, but he just found it very strange to be in the same room as the guy. He didn't understand how or why there was another him. On top of that, Mario is worried about Princess Peach; he feels like she doesn't want to talk to him ever since the Odyssey. After an accident, he is forced to confront them both.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Mario/Peach

Gloves Off by Rie Sonomura

  • Recommended by Wooloo Shepherd G-00
  • Synopsis: Min-Min has just arrived in Smash, and Little Mac is instantly enamored by her, but she doesn't seem to reciprocate. Can a battle between the two change her mind?
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Little Mac/Min-Min, Captain Falcon/Lucina, Snake/Samus


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