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The Argument by Whiskers Mooncat
  • Recommended by: Redaka
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After an argument with his mother, Gumball runs out on his own and he couldn't have picked a worse time because Elmore is about to face a heavy storm. Worried for his safety, Nicole rushes outside searching for her son only to end up running into major trouble. Can Gumball and the family come to her rescue in time?
  • Comments: It's only two chapters long but it's a very engaging read that manages to be dramatic, emotional and humorous; the characterization also feels spot on.

The Newcomer by Neo Nimbus

  • Recommended by: Dinogirl23
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When new kid Brian O'Quinn is befriended by Gumball, he soon finds himself drawn into his new friend's dysfunctional lifestyle and the misadventures he finds himself in.

The Rejection by cartuneslover17

  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The thoughts of a teen Harold Wilson (Tobias' dad) regarding Nicole's choice of Richard over him. Takes place sometime after Nicole and Richard met as kids in The Choices.
  • Pairing(s): One-sided Harold/Nicole and Nicole/Richard.

Rob and Larry: Friendship to Family by Takahashi Yasha

  • Recommended by: TheKrogMan
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: A story about how Rob becomes Larry's friend and later, adoptive son.

The Rampage by Superdimentio77

  • Recommended by: Metro_Fox
  • Status: Dead; last updated March 2017
  • Synopsis: A normal day? For Gumball and Darwin Watterson? Impossible, I hear you say. And... You are quite right. As they try to get around this idea, they discover that four of their friends are experiencing one strange change. And if they don't act quickly, things will only go worse for everybody.
  • Comments: This is one of the best Gumball Fanfics out there, holding true to the funny, deconstructive, snarky and thoughtful nature of the series while starting with a plot that fits right into the amazing world of a blue cat but despite Gumball’s and Darwin’s best efforts they got tangled up in a plot which kind would also fit well into the world of the show.
    • It wasn’t updated for a while at the time of this writing, but it is unclear if the fanfiction is either dead or just on hiatus.

Unwanted by St Elmo's Fire

  • Recommended by: The_Reeds_Of_Enki
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "As you can see, Watterson, your kids are being lowered into an acid pit. But I don't want them all to die. Oh no, my dear. I want you to choose. Choose who will die, and I'll let the others go free." Nicole is asked to make a terrible choice. It doesn't go how anyone expects.
  • Comments: This fic is a fantastic deconstruction of Gumball's typical hijinks, where Gumball suffers the consequence of a prank gone out-of-hand. The characterization, while darker than usual, is handled beautifully, but it's the way the dialogue and exposition are set up that really makes the fic stand out. The grammar is impeccable.

The Boulevard of Broken Hearts by St Elmo's Fire

  • Recommended by: The_Reeds_Of_Enki
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Anais stumbles across a cursed artifact from an unknown source, the Wattersons find themselves thrown into an alternate reality where the unthinkable has happened: Penny and Gumball have broken up! It's up to Gumball to fix this unspeakable tragedy, by any means necessary.
  • Comments: Personally, my favorite aspect of this fic is the commentary on how romantic relationships are handled in pop culture media. Beyond that, the characterization of Gumball, Darwin, and Anais is perfect, and Gumball's quirky sense of humor helps sparse humor in with the more serious passages.
The Loop by Mr Page
  • Recommended by: The_Official_Boss
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gumball is having the worst day ever, and it's not ending there. In fact, it's not ending at all! Gumball is stuck in a time loop and if he ever wants tomorrow to come he has to get to the bottom of what's causing it.
  • This is a legitimate piece of literature I am reading. And when I say that, I'm saying this could be written as a stand-alone story. Beautiful character arcs for Gumball, (yes, arcS) hilarious moments that have you rolling around on the floor in laughter, and sometimes ambiguous moments that can't be deciphered through only one sitting.

  • Teri × Gumball: In Between Worlds by Fantastic Schaefer
  • Recommended by:Devilmansans
  • Status:Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Three months after a devastating break up, a depressed Gumball is surprised when Teri shows up at his house in the middle of the night with a monster chasing her. Soon Gumball and Teri find themselves caught in an invasion by invisible monsters known as "Nephilim" and have to prevent Elmore's destruction. Will this unlikely duo succeed or will Elmore be trampled underfoot?
  • Pairing(s):( Teri/Gumball),(Carrie/Darwin)

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