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Anything by DemonFox38
  • Recommended by Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Comments: About half of their fics are already recommended below. Fantastic characterization and world building. Stays true to the spirit of canon for the most part and mainly explores the misadventures the teams get into during their downtime. May contain aspects of horror and/or hurt.
  • Pairing(s): Generally, none. The author sticks the teams being fire forged True Companions. However, non-explicitly stated Sniper/Engineer is common.

Anything by Cat Bountry

  • Recommended by Anyar
  • Comments: Most of Cat Bountry's works have already been recommended below. Lengths may range from short story to novel-length. Sexual or suggestive scenes may be present in some stories (a couple stories are purely Lemon).
  • Pairing(s): For some stories: Mostly Medic/Heavy, a bit of Engineer/Irene (Engie's wife)

Anything by paintpaw

  • Recommended by Trocryst
  • Comments: The author fully embraces Fanon and has a few headcanons of her own (for example Medic has two mothers) Path to Godhood (trigger warning for mentions of nazis and the Holocaust) is a prime example of this. Most of her writings are one shots.
  • Pairings: Only 3 works so far feature shipping (two Heavy/Medic one shots and a Slow Burn Bronislava/Pauling).

Anything by Measured

  • Recommended by ArielLightning
  • Comments: At least a couple of her fanfics have already been recommended below. She manages to put out fantastic characterization and world-building for the most part, and the dialogue can be considered funny and witty. Many of her stories tend to be novel-length, though, so that's something to keep in mind.
  • Pairings: Scout/Miss Pauling, Spy/Scoutma, Medic/Heavy, The Administrator/Saxton Hale

    General Fics 

Stories which primarily focus on the normal goings on of the cast.

Superposition by (Chocolatez)
  • Recommended by: Kayuri
  • Status: Ongoingnote 
  • Synopsis: Victor Schwarz, an anxiety-ridden mess of a human, gets a strange, extremely secretive, extremely specific offer to work at RED. He accepts, and as time goes on, he realizes he's changing. They're all changing. He wasn't so… morbidly curious before. Oh God. Oh-Oh God. What's happening to them??

Or:A buncha random guys work for RED and slowly realize they're turning into our beloved psycho war criminals.

  • Tags: Canon-Typical Violence, Loss of Identity, Medic-centric, Pyro-centric, Scout-centric
  • Comments: A frankly delightful piece of writing, with so many small hints for future plot points. The characters are believable, and go from being their own people into something resembling the mercs in a manner that isn't obstructive or weird.

Slainte Mhath, Slainte Mhor, from tanyart

  • Recommended by hanktalkin
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: The Soldier deals with the aftermath of the War.

Team Fortress Sentience, from Flowesque and Erika_Rex

  • Recommended by Littlefirebug
  • Status: Dormant (Open Collection; last updated December 2019)
  • Sypnosis: This is the collection dedicated to gathering works about sentient Team Fortress 2 characters! From Snipers who are left in (hilarious, but pity-inducing) shenanigans under the influence of a terrible aimbot, to Soldiers stuck on a jump map trying to learn how to rocket jump with his user, these are the stories which give us a chance to see what it's like from the programmed mercenaries' eyes.

The Spotlight's Glare, from ThatSassyCaptain

  • Recommended by That's_my_bucket
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: Scout and Sniper go missing, Spy recruits a reluctant chauffeur, and Engineer gets a lot more trouble than he bargained for. Sometimes, you need a woman's touch to straighten things out.
OrScout's Ma gets the boys together to go after Scout whether they wanted to or not.

Everyone Has One, from JustAnotherMadOne

  • Recommended by Jessica Purple
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: Even people in the depths of a war have something to fear, each unique to them - A character study about phobias.

Creature Fortress 2, from Pit-Trap

  • Recommended by Jessica Purple
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: The Horseless Headless Horsemann was just having a little fun, nothing more! What he did to the BL Us wasn't that bad! They would return to normal... eventually.

Hitman: The Babysitter, from Innwich

  • Recommended by Jessica Purple
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: In which Spy worked for the Agency when he wasn’t stabbing people in the back in New Mexico, and Scout tagged along on one of Spy’s missions.

Warriors, from salainen

  • Recommended by Jessica Purple
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: Our favourite mercenaries attempt to make friendship work, or, a story for every two-person pair a team can provide.

Bridge, from Flyg0n

  • Recommended by Jessica Purple
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: When tensions between Sniper and Spy grow worse, Medic tries to solve the problem in his own way. Spy convinces Lawrence come with him to France, but things don't go at all as planned. As the two of them struggle to not kill each other, old enemies of Spy have come back to haunt him.

My Friends and I, We Got a Lot of Problems, from n00dl3Gal

  • Recommended by Jessica Purple
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: None of them were completely fine. In fact, most of them were really quite messed up.
But that's OK. At least they have each other.A look at the biggest issues/problems/insecurities of the mercs.

Forget Me Not (Rewrite), by Dot-chan

  • Recommended by crowffee
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: This was different from before. He was still surrounded, but the uniform colors clashed with the walls of his prison. Then his hands were no longer bound so that he hung from the ceiling, strong arms catching him before he fell into a useless heap to the floor.

Ceasefire Days, by sawruhr

  • Recommended by Moonflower 2, Anyar
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Ceasefire meant no fighting, which meant no bullets, which meant Soldier was unfortunately going to go a third day without killing anyone. The horror. A series of oneshots about stuff RED team does that doesn't involve killing.

E-100-log, by TheBuggiest

  • Recommended by Alithia, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Betrayed and stripped of his very humanity, Dell Conagher finds himself forced to continue working for the man responsible. Now his only chance at escape, and more importantly redemption, lies with his old team and a vaguely malfunctioning medibot. Part 3 in the series "Of Metal Men".

The Heavy and The Comma Button, by Samuel Brooks

  • Recommended by Doug S Machina
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Heavy's beloved minigun Sasha is destroyed in battle, so he tries out for all the other classes. Hilarity Ensues, and an unfortunate amount of (mostly) accidental pain for the Scout.

Spy's Introduction to The Gunslinger

  • Recommended by Hopeless Situation Warrior, Glass Spires, Obsidian Fire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Engineer talks to the Spy about his new hand.

Game Mechanics: Autobalance by Hobbithearted

  • Recommended by Never Knew, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "The BLU Medic makes a quick decision that ends up turning his life upside down. An unexpected gesture of charity gives the RED Spy an idea for his next cunning scheme, and the Heavy tries his hand at subterfuge. The Sniper's advice is unasked for, and the Engineer is unamused. There are also Sandviches. (No actual pairings, though one is somewhat implied towards the end.)" -A novel-length story.

Burn, Baby, Burn by Totenkinder Madchen

  • Recommended by tomkat, Glass Spires, Obsidian Fire, Alithia
  • Status: Unfinished set of one-shots
  • Synopsis: Female? Who cares? Burning stuff is more important. Now a series of ficlets, based around the BLU Pyro and various teammates. Adventure/Friendship 'fic, no pairings.
  • Comments: A rather believable look into the life of a female pyro.

Vice Versa by Anonymous

  • Recommended by Dreamy_Hunter, Cootling
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: BLU's success attempt at rescuing their Spy from the RED Medic's fridge and a few things that comes after.
  • Comments: Good sense of morbid humor at work here.

Of Disguise Kits and Miniguns, by GothicCheshire

  • Recommended by Conchshellthegeek7, Ginger Snaps, Cootling, Blue Hedgehog Junkie, Glass Spires, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What are the limitations of the Spy's disguise kit? He can disguise as other people, so why couldn't he disguise as inanimate objects? And even if he could...should he? These questions and more are answered as the RED Spy attempts to do the unthinkable: to disguise as Sasha.

Why The Rainbows Make Me Cry by LingningsShadow118

Lessons v2.1 Part 1 Part 2, by DrTanner

  • Recommended by Wasserplane, Glass Spires
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: One Scout gets to know his team better during the war.

The Ninth Class, by Cheese222

  • Recommended by Irecco
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Spies, known for their skills deception and murder, are cold-blooded killers who will take any who interfere with their mission. This is the life story of one of them, and what he must go through to become or fall as one.

Darker Shades of BLU by D.Muffin

  • Recommended by WildOkapi, Glass Spires, Anyar
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A murderous demolitions expert; a technological virtuoso bent on revenge; a shell-shocked war mongrel with onset paranoid schizophrenia... And that was before BLU recruited them. Classified backgrounds hardly remain buried forever.

Eight Mercenaries and a Toddler by ChaosandMayhem.

  • Recommended by The Wild West Pyro, Cootling, Glass Spires, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete trilogy
  • Synopsis: "When Respawn malfunctions and their annoying Scout is turned into something far more precocious, it'll take all of the RED team's wits and patience to look after him. At the same time, Engineer must find a way to turn Scout back into an adult before the BLUs-or anyone else-realizes what's happened. No pairings, just a bunch of exhausted trained killers and one hyperactive child."

The Last Engineer by HoKaze

  • Recommended by TheWildWestPyro
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The only survivor of the RED Team, the Red Engineer struggles to survive when all of his team are dead forever. One of the best ones so far.

Misadventures of the RED Team by ThisStatementIsFalse

  • Recommended by TheWildWestPyro
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When the nine members of the RED Team lose their base to the BLU Team, they start an epic battle to get it back. Plenty of funny moments. Also, the RED Team are somehow aware they're in a fanfiction.

A Hunter's Tail by Grazehunter

  • Recommended by Nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Who really shot Bambi's mom? Told through the eyes of the very hunter who pulled the trigger himself, the RED Sniper.

Put On Your Face by Hannah

  • Recommended by Pemm, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "They never caught me when I set the hills on fire." What's under Pyro's mask, and how did "it" get to RED? Absolutely fantastic take on Pyro's story.

The Teufort Horror by mumbling mice

  • Recommended by Chaos And Mayhem
  • Status: Complete (dead link)
  • Synopsis: "After his curiosity gets the best of him, the Medic accidentally unleashes a bloodthirsty, cosmic abomination that wreaks havoc on the entire team. Warning: gore and disturbing imagery. Based off the works of HP Lovecraft. Happy Halloween!"

Administration by Jonathan "KnightMysterio" Spires

  • Recommended by Nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A short character study featuring a day in the life of the evil woman calling each match...

The Last Hurrah by Ellemgram

  • Recommended by Authorkid, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "It's been two years since Blutarch Mann's death and Redmond Mann's team of mercenaries disbanded. But when they're called together for one last battle, will the RED team discover they've been out of the killing business too long?"

Motives by Aeolian Mode

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Once I thought people couldn't surprise me anymore, that everybody is all made of the same backstabbin' shit as the next guy. But now… I sure as hell ain't gonna see people the same way anymore." Against the obvious odds, BLU Scout explores RED Medic's story, and this leads to unforeseen consequences that very well may change his life.

Drop Kick Me Jesus by demonfox38

  • Recommended by skooth, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The team is terrorized by giant, mysterious, hungry beasts lurking under their feet.

Wonambi by demonfox38

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "The myth protected him. The monster hunted him. A story so harrowing that it'll put hair on your teeth!" Pseudo-prequel to "Drop Kick Me Jesus".

Fire Rescue by ThunderScythe

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On his way to his apartment, the BLU Soldier sees a crisis and goes to help.

Red Sky at Night, by MickeyDismantle

  • Recommended by bobfaget, Anyar
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A continuation of The Shadow Boxers comic. With the creation of the Mecha-Engineer, Gray launches an attack against Mann Co.'s headquarters with the aim of taking out respawn and killing off the RED and BLU mercs once and for all.

Rosebud by demonfox38

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Glass Spires, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Engineer's enemies had captured him and the Sniper because he had such great ideas and needed a little persuasion. Something to compliment their own work. Probably one of the few stories you'll ever read where a sword van and a Tentaspy are used in any serious context.

Villain's Veil by demonfox38

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Some random drops you don't want to get. Ever. But when given the evidence, what will the Demoman do?

Save State by demonfox38

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It had been a year since the team was beaten and forcefully retired by Gray Mann. Wounds are mending, and average men are rising out of the shattered remains of the United States to reclaim their former jobs and teammates. What have they lost? What will they gain? Can forgotten bonds be repaired, or are they doomed to be destroyed once more?

The Langelaan Countermeasure by demonfox38

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It was his fault that it had happened in the first place. He had to fix it. Still, does he have the conviction to kill his teammate, even if it will restore him to his old self? What monster was that poor man turning into?

Double Feature by demonfox38

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's Halloween. It's Mann Manor. Creepy crawlies are everywhere, and the only way out is through them. It's going to be a hell of a night for the boys and Miss Pauling.

Your Eternal Reward by demonfox38

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's a handy weapon, no doubt. The power to take the image of a murdered person on the fly can be tempting. It's not so wonderful when it's turned against your own team.

Dixie by demonfox38

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Glass Spires, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: She's out in Harvest, if you ever want to visit her. You're lucky you didn't meet her, kid. She was a true menace, and nothing could stop her. God help you if she ever fell in love with you. A tenth class deconstruction.

Snake Oil by demonfox38

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A deal with a cunning business woman ends with the Spy and the Sniper being captured and dragged across the globe in search of a mythical location. Can the team rescue them? What horrors await at this supernatural destination? Grab your hat, kids!

Snow Nine by demonfox38

  • Recommended by Nightelf37, Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The robots had been bad enough. An associate of Gray Mann's has upped the ante. An entire team has been compromised, leaving Miss Pauling alone in a foreign city, unable to call for help. If her men and the city are to be saved, she's going to have to face the problem head-on. Whom can be trusted? Is she the only one left? What's out there in the night?

The Mumbling Abomination by Hypnogogia

  • Recommended by Moonflower 2, Obsidian Fire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Spy attempts to discover Pyro's mysterious identity. He uncovers the one thing he never suspected.

Sparkler by Pemm

Cryoablation by Pemm

  • Recommended by Glass Spires, Obsidian Fire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Protect the fire with your hands, if you must. But don't be surprised when the blisters form, or when you cease to feel the pain. Sequel to Sparkler.

Hold Your Fire by Pemm

  • Recommended by Obsidian Fire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Wildfires must come and run their course, but take care not to scorch the earth too completely. One day you may want it again. Sequel to Sparkler and Cryoablation.

Scout's Australian Christmas, by UglyCemetery

  • Recommended by Logan Logan 123, Anyar
  • Status: Complete (dead link)
  • Synopsis: The Spirit of Australian Christmas exacts his revenge on an unsuspecting RED Scout. Now it's up to his team and Miss Pauling to save him. A harrowing and ridiculous rescue mission to Antarctica ensues. Based on the TF2 "A Smissmas Story" comic.

The Only Family We Have by Beth Einspanier

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When it looks like another Christmas will pass without any gifts for Pyro, one of his teammates reaches out in a gesture of friendship.

TF2 pantheon of gods by 1.126.000

  • Recommended by Obsidian Fire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A playful look at everyone's favorite mercenaries as divine beings in a pantheon of deities.

You Need To Get A Head by Sanctus Cecidit

  • Recommended by Obsidian Fire, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A bureaucratic error results in Medic having the most ridiculously awful week of his entire existence, and making a terrible, life-altering discovery. Will he survive? Will he remain sane after gaining this new, dreadful knowledge? The answer to the second question is easy, of course: whoever said he was sane to begin with? -An illustrated story (one picture per chapter on the author's DeviantArt page).
  • Pairings: Background Medic/Heavy, etc
  • Has multiple sequels: Send In The Clones, Saving Private Soldierbot, and The Shadow On The Reef (All complete)

Waiting by Tokyo-Sunset

  • Recommended by That One Ginger, Glass Spires
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Sometimes it's hard to embrace the truth. So we wait for the beautiful lie to become true. Miss Pauling visits an emotionally shattered Scout.

Respawn of the Dead, by Cat Bountry

A Psychiatric Evaluation, by Mr_Vorhias

With Apologies to Harlan Ellison by Cat Bountry

Transcripts From a Series of Therapy Sessions by Dot-chan

With Apologies to Stephen King by Cat Bountry

  • Recommended by Sunflower, Cootling, Blue Hedgehog Junkie, Glass Spires, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A response to a fic found on, Cat Bountry manages to deconstruct the idea of "favorite character appears out of nowhere and has adventures with the author" wish fulfillment in the most horrific way possible. The original fic the response was written for can be found here [dead link], but be warned - it really is that bad.

The Personality Disorders of Team Fortress 2, by Anonymous

  • Recommended by Deranged Genius, The Apple Freak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Another case of Exactly What It Says on the Tin. A series of posts from 4chan that detail one poster's opinions on the serious psychological defects inherent in the TF2 characters, reading like a psychiatrist's notes. Short, yet insightful and clever.

The End Of Dustbowl, by RadarRun

  • Recommended by Zagreus
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: One day, the war ended.

Mechanics, by dear cecil

Professor Hardt by Lilac Ovation

  • Recommended by Dot-chan
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: How the Medic fell in love...with science. Oh, and one of his students has also started to take an interest in him.
  • Note: While the story is originally set in the Team Fortress 2 universe, it hardly counts as such anymore.

Devil With A Blue Dress by Amp.

  • Recommended by Maniette, Glass Spires
  • Status: Dead, but feels "finished" reguardless
  • Synopsis: A mysterious woman in blue recruits the original nine classes. So far she's recruited Medic (before the story), Pyro, Engie, Soldier, Heavy, Demo and Spy.

We're on the Same Team by Millenia Marik

  • Recommended by Never Knew
  • Status: Parts 1 and 2 are complete, but Part 3 is dead
  • Synopsis: The unlikely story of a forming friendship between a Red Sniper and Spy on a team where no one expects to live long enough to sustain one. A bit of fluff, humor and drama. Feel-good reading. Rated M for language, violence, and suggestive/sensitive themes.

Don't Forget to Read the Postscript by tantarted

  • Recommended by elemecha
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What BLU team did after the war, the letters they sent—or didn't send—and where they are now.
  • Pairings: Background Spy/Sniper

Law & Order: B.L.U. by toxo and AnnetheCatDetective

  • Recommended by Quanyails
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Based off of Law + Order: BLU - The Stakeout, this fanfic is a hypothetical live-action TV script for an episode of Law & Order with the Team Fortress 2 characters in the main roles. After the mercenaries were done fighting against each other, the BLU Spy and RED Sniper end up as detectives in San Francisco, investigating the scene of a crime with the RED Scout as the victim. As they uncover the crime's story, the two find out more than expected about the members of both teams.

Reunion TF 2 by Cat Bountry

  • Recommended by WildOkapi, Blue Hedgehog Junkie, Glass Spires, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's been eight years since RED team split up. Everyone's moved on and made new lives for themselves, but not everyone's got along as well as the rest and events that have transpired over those eight years boil to the surface. Even the best reunions can bring out the worst revelations.

Fall Behind by Lady Shockbox

  • Recommended by clii, Glass Spires
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Medic and Soldier get into a serious accident on their way to Coldfront. Medic is badly injured, and without Respawn, Soldier is left to seriously reevaluate their situation. And time is running out.

BLU is for Girls by squeequeeg

  • Recommended by Slacker Spice, Glass Spires
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Notes on Team 18B, an all-female team who are just as sane as their counterparts on other BLU and RED teams."

Paternal by art1st4786

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "RED's Spy secretly teams up with members of both RED and BLU to uncover the truth behind the war and stop The Administrator and her allies...all for the sake of his son, BLU's Scout, who shouldn't be in the war in the first place." -A novel-length story.
  • Parings: Sniper/Scout

The Nucleus Incident by Eximplode

  • Recommended by Springertrap
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: When the machine above Nucleus’ control point activates, the RED team wakes up to find they’ve each gained strange and often uncontrollable superpowers. Will they band together to find a cure, or does fate have other plans?

Foe Yay by iloveteamfortresstoo

  • Recommended by Sanctus Cecidit
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rumour has it that one of the RED team’s new members is going to be an Australian. The BLU Spy really isn't looking forward to having to try and murder someone like Saxton Hale everyday. However, when the new man arrives, he’s not what the Spy’s expecting. Not at all. He’s going to be far more fun to kill.
  • Pairings: One-sided Sniper/Spy
  • Has a sequel - The Devil on Your Back (Ongoing)

Life's a Beach by DancingGrimm

  • Recommended by Anyar, Zion Stone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "RED Team played so many pranks on each other, the Administrator has sentenced them to group therapy. And while there's nobody for them to fight, BLU Team are given a little treat. They're going to have a day at the beach."

Switch by salainen

  • Recommended by CyberGrapeUK
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Scout eats Merasmus' yogurt, every mercenary (except Pyro) switches bodies with each other as punishment. Hilarity ensues.
  • Pairings: Heavy/Medic (especially at the ending) with a little bit of Sniper/Spy

Finally Getting 'It' by elysian_aviary

  • Recommended by sotnosen93
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One by one, the other mercenaries figure out that Spy is Scout's father, each in their own way.
  • Pairings: Canon-typical one-sided Scout/Miss Pauling, implied background Heavy/Medic

    Shipping Fics 
Stories whose primary focus is on romantic or sexual relationships between the cast.

Best Worst Friend and Auld Lang Syne, from Innwich
  • Recommended by hanktalkin
  • Status: Completed
  • Sypnosis: Tavish had come across many strange things on the Scottish moors, but the last thing he’d expected to run into was a ghost of New Year past.
  • Pairings: Demoman/Soldier

I'm Gonna Like the Way You Fight, from Dispenser

  • Recommended by hanktalkin
  • Status: Ongoing, updated semi-regularly
  • Sypnosis: An engineer gets transferred to the Blu team stationed over in Badwater Basin
  • Pairings:Spy/Engineer

Perestroika, from Oddport

  • Recommended by Littlefirebug
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: An off-handed comment about Heavy's reading habits leads to Spy finding out that the Russian has an unexpected intellectual side. The discovery... intrigues him.
  • Pairings:Spy/Heavy/Medic

Best (Soul)Mates, from hanktalkin

  • Recommended by That's_my_bucket
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: A collection of soulmate A Us. The specific AU will be in the summary of each chapter.
  • Pairings:Demoman/Soldier

Finders, Keepers, and Every Schmuck In-between, from hanktalkin

  • Recommended by That's_my_bucket
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: “It’s always in the last place you look” is such a inane saying. It’d be quite foolish too keep looking for something after you’d already found it, wouldn’t it?
  • Pairings:Demoman/Soldier

Not Your Fault, from hanktalkin and YourChickenMan

  • Recommended by That's_my_bucket
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: The war between RED and BLU is over, and the WAR! between the Demoman and Soldier is long buried in the past. But Mann Co. is still threatened by hordes of robots, hell bent on wiping it off the face of New Mexico. So, Saxton Hale has done what any sensible buissness man would: re-hired a bunch of ex REDs and BLUs to defend his company.
But it was a mistake.You can't ask two people who've killed each other time and time again to be teammates. You can't have two former friends forget exactly what they've done.
  • Pairings:Demoman/Soldier

The Drunken Therapist, from Grain Crain

  • Recommended by That's_my_bucket
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: Shead cannon where Demo is a really good drinking buddy to all of his teammates, considering how he is open and always drunk. The others think that he can't remember anything and began to vent out their problems, but does he really forget what he hear when his head is full of rum and beer?
  • Pairings:Engie/Soldier, Spy/Sniper, Heavy/Medic

They Are Called Family (Trilogy), from Dragon_Mage

  • Recommended by Jessica Purple
  • Status: Complete - Trilogy
  • Sypnosis: Andrew is a proud American working for Builders League United, a soldier who fought in the marines against the Nazies in World War II, for pride, for freedom of all races, and freedom to love whoever. Of any soldier, Andrew was aware of this part of the fight the most. Retiring to be a soldier for BLU was supposed to be simple, but it turns complicated because of that damned Spy with the intense hazel eyes. A romance story about two veterans from World War II, and the realization that they're just entertaining pawns.
  • Pairings: Soldier/Spy

Men are from Teufort, Women are from Teufort, from Oddport

  • Recommended by Jessica Purple
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: When Engineer makes a last ditch effort to save her team from being destroyed by the robotic army of Gray Mann, the women of Teufort wake up in a place that looks surprisingly like home.

It Could Be Worse

Ceasefire, by DingDongFootball

  • Recommended by Miss Duckie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Also called "The Indiana Jones" by the creator. It's about the BLU Scout and the RED Sniper. It's very beautifully written, especially the dialogue and emotions of the characters. It's a long read, but well worth it.
  • Pairings: Sniper/Scout.

Smoke Wisps, by Mumbling-Mice

  • Recommended by Ireccon and Eleanor Strachen
  • Status: Complete (dead link)
  • Synopsis: A BLU spy and a RED sniper ignite a forbidden friendship, and eventual romance, behind the backs of their teammates.
  • Pairing: Sniper/Spy

A Thousand Years, A Thousand More by Giddy TF2

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum, Naomi Hansen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In retrospect, he should have realized what Fate had in store for him when Medic sneered at him and the sneer was the most dazzling thing he'd seen in a long time. A very long time.
  • Paring: Heavy/Medic

Meine Sonne by Giddy TF2

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum, Naomi Hansen
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Fifteen years could be an agonizing eternity or just a fleeting moment, gone too soon, depending on one's perspective and state of mind during such a revelation. For Medic, as he lay beneath quilted blankets on a king-sized bed in a cozy California bungalow, snuggled against a massive, warm body reposed in sleep, his revelation was very much that of the latter.
  • Pairing: Medic/Heavy

A Dance Across The Cosmos by Giddy TF2

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 'Compared to the stars that spark before his eyes in the endless darkness, he is a tiny mass of flesh, blood and bone with a blazing, fractured core that is being fast depleted of energy. A red giant in his own right, silent, oxygen-starved.'
  • Pairing: Medic/Heavy

Crosshair by DingDongFootball

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum, Glass Spires
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Subjected to cruel and inhumane research, BLU Scout is a beta tester for the top secret Respawn System, a project spearheaded by Builders League United to strengthen their war effort against RED. Scout's resentful attitude toward the project only makes things worse, and RED Sniper's curiosity gets him involved in it all.
  • Pairing: Sniper/Scout

Pepper Sauce by Pemm

  • Recommended by: Nothingtoseehere
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: ' "How—how long do rattlesnakes take to kill a guy?" I asked eventually, casual, like I didn't have no stake in the answer.' Or- Scout and Ms Pauling get lost in the desert, and Scout gets bit. They need to get back in range of respawn before the poison gets him.
  • Pairing(s): The usual one-sided Scout/Ms. Pauling

Embers by Giddytf2

  • Recommended by Nothingtoseehere
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The odd friendship that develops between the RED Scout and the BLU Pyro. Features Scout being a fan of Sci-Fi stories and Pyro being his usual self. Unusually poignant scenes occur as Scout works out just what is wrong with Pyro.
  • Pairings: Scout/Pyro

Surrogate, by Cat Bountry

  • Recommended by Belle-Mage, Blue Hedgehog Junkie, Glass Spires, Anyar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis/Review: A Deconstruction of Mpreg. Beautifully written, yet utterly horrifying. Not safe for the faint of heart, bladder, stomach, or work.
    • Seconded by tetronix, who doesn't play TF2 much. It's seriously disturbing. The characters are captured perfectly, if you close one eye in regards of the slash (contains Heavy/Medic), which is commendable given what the characters have to go through.
  • Pairing: Medic/Heavy

The Tenth Class by FiveTail

  • Recommended by Dot-chan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A young woman joins RED and BLU as part of of an experimental tenth class...wait, come back! It's good, I swear!
  • Pairing: Scout/FemOC

Snowbowl a TF2 fanfic by Ligeia Maloy

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A change of environment can be bad. A changing envoirement even worse. Especially if you don't know what's going. Waiting is not only boring but unnerving sometimes.
  • Pairings: Medic/Sniper, Engineer/Soldier

I Love This Doktor by KillerLover

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Everyone knows the Heavy is the best Medic buddy. What happens when unwanted feelings start to develop?
  • Pairings: Medic/Spy, Medic/Heavy

Pretense Mechanism by AlexKingOfTheDamned, LondonQueen001

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It was easy for Heavy to fall in love hard and fast with the Medic. So when Medic abandoned him at the end of the war, he wasn't prepared for the heartbreak. He agreed to fight in the robot war to give him some distraction from the pain. He didn't expect to meet a new friend along the way.
  • Pairings: Robo-Medic/Heavy

Of Sound Mind by AlexKingOfTheDamned, LondonQueen001

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Doktor promised to come with Heavy to Russia after the war. Not all promises can be kept.
  • Pairings: Medic/Heavy

Something New by Measured, Voltalia

  • Recommended by ArielLightning
  • Status: Dormant series
  • Synopsis: After the gravel wars and the robot wars, Scout takes on his biggest challenge yet: fatherhood.
    • "Kidfic" is actually a Fan Verse made up of several fanfics. The first one, "Something New," is complete; the rest are coming soon.
  • Pairings: Scout/Miss Pauling, Spy/Scout's Ma

Gone But Not Forgotten by Voltalia

  • Recommended by ArielLightning
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After tragedy strikes on the battlefield, Miss Pauling decides to pay a visit to Scout's grave.
  • Pairings: Scout/Miss Pauling

Roads Taken by Measured

  • Recommended by ArielLightning
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An issue with a teleporter transports Miss Pauling to another place where she finds another her. Stuck in a base seemingly forgotten by time, Miss Pauling attempts to unravel the secrets of the lost base, and get back to her own place and time.
  • Pairings: Scout/Miss Pauling

Early Breakfast by Breech Loader and Draven Of Shadow

  • Recommended by Tightwire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One-Shot. Heavy comes down to breakfast early. He meets Fem!Medic having breakfast. They chat for five minutes. Despite initial concerns of it just being basic smut, the whole thing is emotionally charged, fairly tasteful, and proof that even PWP can beat Sturgeon's Law - by a mile or two. You never forget what universe you're in, and it comes with a hilarious Stinger...
  • Pairings: Heavy/Fem!Medic

Mum's The Word by Measured

  • Recommended by The Wild West Pyro
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After some prompting from Scout, Miss Pauling pulls some strings and organizes a mother's day gathering on an abandoned base with some of the mercenaries.
  • Pairings: Scout/Miss Pauling

Running Blind by TheTriggeredHappy

  • Recommended by Veesjan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Scout's eyes are badly damaged in battle and for some reason, Medic's gun can't fix him. Until they figure out how to heal Scout, he needs someone to look after him and keep him safe. Sniper is given the job.
  • Pairings: Scout/Sniper

    Crossover Fics 
Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

Team Fortress Meets Aperture Science, by JelliBean_Queen
  • Recommended by Littlefirebug
  • Status: Ongoing (Series)
  • Synopsis: Scout found his way into the Aperture Science labs. GLaDOS is actually a bit pleased- human test subjects are unpredictable, and therefore good for science.
GLaDOS has never had a test subject that talked before. But this one does.Rather excessively.
  • Crossover with Portal

Psychosis, by VitaLupum

  • Recommended by Jessica Purple
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When RED Team wake up in a certain abandoned New England town, they are forced to review everything about themselves and come to some horrific conclusions.
  • Crossover with Silent Hill

The Incredible Team, by vifetoile89

  • Recommended by Doc Dragon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Who assembled the nine mercenaries? Someone with a disregard for human life, an eye for team building, and someone with an aversion to superpowers... The answer? Buddy Pine, eccentric billionaire, also known as... Syndrome.
  • Crossover with The Incredibles

Waking Nightmares by Jonathan "KnightMysterio" Spires

  • Recommended by Conchshellthegeek7
  • Status: Cancelled; the author is planning a rewrite (Dormant; last updated August 2017)
  • Synopsis: "Luna's nightmares herald the arrival of nine soldiers from another world: the nine mercenaries of Builders League United. When they arrive, they are turned into ponies! As they adjust to life in Equestria and investigate the strange goings-on, Celestia is haunted by a terrible force..."
  • Crossover with My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Nana's New Life, by The Goddamn Duck

The Sudden Death Experiment by mumbling mice

  • Recommended by clii
  • Status: Complete (dead link)
  • Synopsis: The Sniper and the Engineer are the last two surviving members of RED team. To their knowledge, all they have to do is kill the last remaining person on BLU team, and they're home free... but it may be a bit more complicated than that.
  • Parings: One-sided Sniper/Engineer
  • Crossover with Portal

Sniper's Lovely Lady and it's prequel Cara Mia Ciao by mia6363

  • Recommended by Helcat13, Blue Hedgehog Junkie
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: A twist on the usual TF2/Portal crossover.
  • Pairings: RED Sniper/ GLaDOS
  • Crossover with Portal

Team Universe by finalhour0

  • Recommended by: N8han11
  • Crossover with: Steven Universe
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The Crystal Gems aren't the only ones who protect humanity. Nine 'specialized' individuals have been honorary members of their crew since 1972. It's time for you to meet the team once again, but now they have a new addition.

Mercs in Remnant: V2 by chief of RAGE

  • Recommended by: N8han11
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis: After the epic end of the Gray Mann saga, Team Fortress is fired from Mann Co. since their service is no longer required. Travelling the dusty desert, the gang sets up camp and rest for the night. Only for a freak accident to cause a rift in reality to happen, and the boys are sucked out of their very dimension. Soon, the boys find themselves in strange new world. Remnant...
  • Comments: Basically, the RED team ends up in Remnant and become teachers. It gets pretty cracky, but can still tell an endearing story. Now being rewritten.

Mercs and Heroes by Tru Sigheart

  • Recommended by: Hemmyeg
  • Crossover with: Overwatch
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2018
  • Synopsis: To win a war, you need men, something Overwatch has run out of. With many global terrors on the rise, they must resort to bringing soldiers from the past to their era. A group of 9 red-clad mercenaries were selected to be abducted and brought into Overwatch's time. Watch as the mercs of the bygone bond with the heroes of the future to fight off evil once and for all.

Forsaken, by camiluna27.
  • Recommended by Jessica Purple
  • Status: Discontinued, was originally on DeviantArt, got moved to Tumblr, then stopped updating
  • Synopsis: The mercenaries of RED are forced to embark on a dangerous journey to help Miss Pauling and Bidwell, across a zombie-dotted landscape, after Saxton Hale unleashes a curse on the land. The muscular manly man decided to go digging for gold, and well, once again his employees are being forced to deal with the consequences.The comic follows the mercenaries as they make their way through hell, for the chance of curing the curse.

Cuanta Vida, a fancomic by Kytri.

Pirate Fortress 2 by Fenomena

Humon's TF2 Comics (dead link) by Humon

A Scout's Story by SleepDepJoel

  • Recommended by King Sonn Dee Doo, Glass Spires
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A BLU Scout gets auto-balanced to RED, and ends up getting his views of the other team challenged, with a twist at the end.

Be Efficient Be Polite by spacerocketbunny and Feathernotes (Part Two here)

  • Recommended by Quanyails, Cootling, Glass Spires
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Out of the mercenaries, the RED Sniper seems to be the only one that sees that something odd is going on behind the scenes of RED and BLU. When the Sniper runs into a peculiar event involved with the respawn, he really starts to question the subtle changes around him, what really is going on, and who is behind it.

Long Lost by MadJesters1

  • Recommended by Moonflower 2, mannowdog, Glass Spires
  • Status: Dead; last updated September 2016
  • Synopsis: About a year before he signed his contract with RED, the Sniper's fiancé mysteriously went missing. Though years have passed since her disappearance, the Sniper is still plagued with feelings of anger and regret when the anniversary of her disappearance comes around. However, his grieving is cut short when he finds himself being tracked by two robots from Caroline's old workplace …

Kids Fortress by Red-Vanilla19

  • Recommended by Moonflower 2, LongLiveHumour
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: What originally started off as a one-shot fanart of what the TF2 cast could have looked like as kids has now been turned into a full-fledged AU fancomic! The comic focuses on the kids fighting over which group gets to claim the local clubhouse, aptly nicknamed 'The Fortress.' A small warning of some Original Characters (Medic has a twin sister, for example) but it doesn't get in the way of the story.

Team Fortress: The Live Action by uberchain

The Real Cycle of TF2 by The-Other-Owl

  • Recommended by Kereea
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A series of comics about the author's in-game experiences, complete with the "spirits" of each class watching over the players. Also the author's avatar has a habit of breaking into amusing musical numbers.
    • Episode 1: Is about the author, a happy Pyro, learning the joys of being a Scout and encountering Scoutitude, spirit of all scouts. The origin story for the longer comics.
    • Episode 2: The author gets a revelation from a brave medic and is stunned.
    • Episode 3: Still in shock from their revelation, the author discovers the true meaning of the game while aiding an inexperienced medic.
    • Episode 4: Having learned the true meaning of the game, the author ventures into unknown territory...multiclassing. But Scoutitude may not take to being forsaken so easily...