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  • Recommended by: MistressKizuna, Assassin
  • Comments: The author's stories of note: Tear Me Down and Taking Responsibility. Somewei is one of the few authors I've personally seen that has written the Rowdyruff boys as characters with their own personalities, and even in shipping fic, portrays how a relationship between the former enemies would really play out (gaining trust, forginveness, etc). While there are a couple grammatical errors here and there, they don't take an ounce of enjoyment away from the stories one bit. Warning though: She takes a while to update, but don't fear for Taking Responsibilty has not become a Dead Fic.

The Powerpuff Girls Monthly Drabble Contest

  • Recommended by: Cass
  • Comments: This monthly contest has been running for almost a year at the time of writing, and the authors who participate have produced consistently good stories through the months. Drabble is a bit of a misnomer; the stories can actually be up to a thousand words long so its worth checking out even if you don't like stories in one-hundred word bites.

    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.

The Powerpuff Girls Reimagined by RossoWinch

  • Recommended by: I_Jedi
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After Professor Utonium's wife and three unborn children are murdered, he works with Mojo Jojo to bring them back. He succeeds but discovers they now have superpowers.
  • Tags: Dark Fic
  • Comments: A Darker and Edgier webcomic exploring the origins of the Powerpuff Girls. Currently at Chapter 3, though the chapters have a considerable amount of content. There is a brief crossover with Scooby Doo where Mystery Inc. visits Townsville. Focus is split between Utonium, the Powerpuff Girls (after creation), and Sedusa (Chapter 3).
    • This story really tries to capture the look and feel of a Powerpuff Girls episode. It also brings us back to some characters who haven't been seen in a while, as well as introducing new ones.

Project Powerpuff: Declassifiedby xbriannova

  • Recommended by: That Pink Fluffy Table
  • Status: Complete (not marked as Complete, but it is finished)
  • Synopsis: Told in a mix of declassified/stolen documents and narratives from many perspectives, Project Powerpuff: Declassified is a gritty and mostly realistic re-imagining of The Powerpuff Girls....
  • Tags: Dark Fic
  • Comments: As the authors quoted summary might indicate this is essentially a hardish science fiction story but with frequent looks into an especially troubled version of the professor and Buttercup seemingly approaching at least anti-hero status through multiple dubious acts, also noteworthy for actually depicting Mojo killing unarmed humans with a crowbar and STILL making me feel for him. Deviates from canon in that the girls are sort of modified clones rather sugary soup-born homunculi, the professor has much less control than usual, the Amoeba Boys are bulletproof human mobsters rather than littering sentient Amoebas amongst other details.

Villain by Yay Ninja Bob

  • Recommended by: K9Thefirst1, Baron Praxis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Buttercup is horribly scarred in battle one day. Everyone begins to treat her as a monster, and soon she begins to think of herself as just that. Will she ultimately become the very thing she once fought against... a villain?
  • Tags: Dark Fic, LesYay Buttercup and Princess, Face–Heel Turn
  • Comments: A deconstruction of sorts of the Girls as they become teens, and of Buttercup as a character and her more violent tendencies. Definitely not something one should read if suffering from depression, or just wanting a happy story, especially when Buttercup makes her Face–Heel Turn, and her first battle with her sisters. One thing that stood out to this Troper was Buttercup's "Unique Power," since hers was never listed. Blossom: Ice Breath. Bubbles: Speak Fluent Spanish. Buttercup: Death Ray. At the beginning, one would think that just about everyone is portrayed as Out of Character, but Fridge Brilliance dictates that since the story is in First-Person(Buttercup), then it would really be more of a case of Unreliable Narrator.

Villain: The Epilogue by Yay Ninja Bob

  • Recommended by: K9Thefirst1, for completion sake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Buttercup, now known as Jojo, continues to wage her war against the world in the ultimate battle of Good vs. Evil. Will there be another hero turned villain by her side to help with the apocalypse? Part 2 of Villain. In Progress
  • Comments: The author has said that the theme of Fate will play a large part in this story, a sort of battle between You Can't Fight Fate and Screw Destiny.

"The Powerpuff Girls Movie: The Novelization", "The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Galactic Willpower" & "The Powerpuff Girls Movie 3: Heroes & Villains" by Groudon 202

  • Recommended by: The Frankadin
  • Status: Movies 1 and 2 Complete, Movie 3 Dormant
  • Synopsis:
    • Movie 1: The Novelization - Created by a perfectly powerful explosion, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup explode into action as the new kids in Townsville! But during an enthusiastic game of tag, they nearly destroy their beloved city. Now called social freaks, they turn to the mysterious Mojo Jojo for help... but this sinister simian had other plans... Can the girls save the very people that ridiculed them?
    • Movie 2: Galactic Willpower - Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, Townsville's crime-fighting team, The Powerpuff Girls, save the day on a regular basis. But when they are pulled into a complicated trap by a team of Townsville's villains - led by Mojo Jojo, their archenemy since their creation - they find themselves not only on a mission to save Townsville, but also to find out whether they truly belong anywhere.
    • Movie 3: Heroes & Villains - Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, The Powerpuff Girls, have reformed most of Townsville's villains. So fighting one of them again shouldn't be hard, except for three factors. One, said villain's development of a force even they can't fight. Two, the separation of the team when they have faced everything as one. And three, the discovery that their origin isn't as simple as it seemed.
  • Comments: This loose trilogy of movie based on the show is truly excellent, written very close to the show and believable as it while still taking it in a exciting direction that seems plausible. Unlike other movie-like fics in fanfiction, the length (40,000 words for the first two, a bit longer for the third) is actually plausible as a movie. The writing style is a real crackerjack, not getting bogged down in needless description while having a decent bit such that the reader is always engaged, along with character motivations and thoughts that are clear without them ever been supplied directly.
    • Firstly, the novelization of the existing movie is very well-written, not only creating a solid vision in the reader's head of it all without been beholding to an existing visual format, it carefully places subtle emphasis on events that over-arc into the following fic, along with putting back in the author's own interpretations of what happened in the snippets trimmed from the movie in post production.
    • Then Movie 2: Galactic Willpower manages to feel both like a feature-length episode and a theatrical movie, using the show's wide ensemble creatively and tackling a logical, organic issue for the girls while melding it around solid action and funny wit that successfully apes Craig McCracken's style. However, it's not without it's flaws, and probably suffers the worst from rereading in the trilogy, due to being written first, with the author still working out the kinks in the writing style.
    • Movie 3: Heroes & Villains really pushes it into must-read territory, however. The pacing is absolutely nails-on, making it move very fast while all being comprehensible whether focusing on action or character. The author is tackling the origin of Chemical X (amazingly without breaking the magical fantasy surrounding the science of the girls' creation), which turns out to not be originally the Professor's creation, and said discovery's effect on the girls. Many supporting characters have arcs reaching back (Him), or forward (Mojo, as well as all the other monkeys). It is truly shaping up to be a swansong to the franchise, with dozens of characters playing big roles and others getting witty cameos (nearly every alive character at some point or another). And while this fic features more original elements in comparison to the last two, they are organically integrated to the canon elements. A must-read not just for Powerpuff Girls fanfiction fans, but for everyone who's a fan of the show and movie.

Immortality Syndrome by Parsec

  • Recommended by: Oraclemask, Baron Praxis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After one of the girls suffers a gruesome fate, the professor finds a way to quickly revive them...but it has unforeseen consequences...
  • Comments: A dark, DARK story of what happens after Blossom dies in battle against Mojo Jojo. This troper personally gets chills every time she reads this story. Rated M for violence.

In the Fog by Lord Yellowtail

  • Recommended by: AngelForm
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Futurefic. Bubbles is eight, and trapped in Townsville, her family gone. She spends her days in a deadly battle of wills and endurance with Him. She remembers when the world was full of color, and then when red dusk covered all. Now, there's only fog.
  • Comments: Some stories make the characters come alive or shown epic confrontation. This story bares the character's soul. The emotion behind it is simply staggering.

One Star In the Heavens by Lord Andy (better known as the author of Phil Likes Tacos)

  • Recommended by: Retro 7
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Blossom's been in a moody rut as of late, not helped along by Buttercup's teasing who hopes it'll empower her back to her old self. However, this winds up having unforeseen consequences.
  • Comments: Another great dark fic, like Immortality Syndrome its a deconstruction of the superhero genre and pretty much ask "what makes one good and evil?". Picking Blossom for this subject was a perfect choice as she the intellectual of the bunch and would be more prone for the quest for an answer. Very nicely written and full of many shock moments as well as well as some touches of humor. Highly recommended.

Rocket Candy by Busterella

  • Recommended by: Cass
  • Status: Indefinite Hiatus
  • Pairing: Ace/Buttercup and Princess/Bubbles, but the shipping's not the point
  • Synopsis: Based on Cartoon Network's MMORPG FusionFall, Rocket Candy (or "the Squishyverse") takes the girls and the rest of their cast from their teenaged years, through a long alien invasion, and into their adult years afterward.
  • Comments: The Squishyverse is more fanart than fic, but Busterella has put lots of thought into this verse and makes regular info posts that build up the story (as well as answering any questions anyone asks about it). In addition, several ficcers have written stories based on it, that get linked to as they're made. A comic is planned in the near future.
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Puff Most Epic by Ruff Draft

  • Recommended by: Naal 2
  • Status: Dead (last updated January 2017)
  • Synopsis: Eight long, terrible years have passed since we last saw the Powerpuff Girls. But now they're back, but things have changed... Then again, so have they.
  • Pairing(s): None.
  • Tags: Dark Fic

The Utonium Trials by Ergoemos

  • Recommended by: Pichu-kun
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: None
  • Synopsis: The Professor is on trial for the creation of the Powerpuff Girls, who haven't physically aged at all since they were born four years ago. How will Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup cope with being considered as monsters by the rest of the world and with the law against them? This is not your usual Powerpuff Girls story. Expect adult themes, violence and a more realistic setting

Death of a Powerpuff Girl by Old Fogey

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A funeral is being held at Townsville Cemetary; almost the entire town has come to pay last respects. A priest and Professor Utonium are at the podium, next to a tiny pink coffin, just the right size for a Kindergartner. The Powerpuff Girls are nowhere to be seen…

Misconceptions by Sandstorm 3 D

  • Recommended by: Alternative 27 Angel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The city of Townsville...was in ruins and the rest of the world wasn't far behind. Mojo Jojo had seized control, the Simian Empire was on the rise, and the only thing capable of stopping them are the Powerpuff Girls! There's only one small were they supposed to save the day when they had no powers?
  • Pairings: Mitch/Buttercup is the only actual one, but Bubbles/Boomer is slowly coming into its own.
  • Comments: Let me just say that I really hate dystopian settings, almost as much as high school ones. But this… I struggle finding words to describe how fantastic this is. The Girls have really grown into themselves, each contributing to the war effort and protecting what's left of the free people, though they still have much to learn. When they come back to their hometown to take to the fight to the monkey, they discover someone else that's been fighting against Mojo–the Rowdyruff Boys. Honestly, this story is as much theirs as the Girls, with a heavy focus on the Boys' character development as they learn to be more than just former villains with a grudge, including a growing bond between the brothers that makes you feel all kinds of fuzzy inside. The action scenes are so intense, you find yourself going "oh shit" almost as often as the characters, and the occasional shift to Mojo's perspective and the horrible atrocities he's still committing really brings home just how dire the situation is. The pacing is brilliant, picking up where it's needed and slowing down when things are calmer, and the dynamic between each and every character is unique and highly anticipated. There are no boring moments in this story.

Final Wishes by icekings

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Girls go snooping on the professor's computer, looking for his diary, but they NEVER expected to find THIS!

The Powerpuff Boy by Tortured Artist

  • Recommended by: BoukenDutch
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Professor is tired of being the only man in the household, so he decides to make himself a son using snips, snails, puppy dog tails, and Chemical X. How will his daughters react to having a little brother?
  • Comments: there are more stories in which the Powerpuff girls get a brother, but this is in my opinion by far the best one, with realistic reactions from the girls themselves.

Rowdyruff Boys Spin-Off by sguimba

  • Recommended by: mlpgirl 1998
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: RRB get their own screentime. There will be no shipping what-so-ever. I am trying to keep the boys in character like how they were in the show. I want to see it a some kind of official fanfic, like how it would be like if it really was a show. I will not do spinoffs of already existing episodes since I want these ideas to be unique. The first episode was just for fun.
  • Pairings: Bloo/Boomer in the chapter Foster's Home For Rowdyruffs, none for most of the story
  • Comments: literally the best story ever, Marking the 1st time The Rowdyruff Boys are actually in character in a fanfic!

Comfort Her, or Cover Up An Epilogue by: Sgamer82

  • Recommended by: Supreme-X15
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Now that she has her confidence back, Buttercup doesn't need her blankie anymore...or does she?
  • Comments: If you're a Buttercup fan like myself, you will want to read this, especially if you hated the episode Cover Up for how it treated Buttercup, and its mean-spirited ending. It'll make you want to cry at how emotionally moving it is. Just because you're the supposed tough one, that doesn't mean you can't have insecurities.

The Most Unfair Accusation in the World by MoonlightSalsa

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Gangreen Gang are in trouble with the law yet again, but this time, they're innocent. They're petty thieves, not murderers.

Not All Good Things Last by Heroine of the Valley

  • Recommended by Clearwater MK 2
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This takes place when the PPG and RRB are 16 and the chemical X wears off.
  • Comments: This fan fiction is cute, funny & even stupid in a good way & the author has experimented a situation where the Chemical X wears off. The RRB are good guys in this fan fiction & this was made two year before the City of Clipsville.

Unwanted Respite by Kokolo

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set during "See Me Feel Me Gnomey"- We all know what happened to the girls and the townspeople during the episode, but what of the villains? Warnings: Lots of Cursing, Three Long Chapters.

All Chalked Up: Buttercup Finally Goes Too Far by howardrhonda828

  • Recommended by: Aldrine Joseph 25
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A more mundane take on the episode, "All Chalked Up", that excludes the magic chalk, HIM disguised as a butterfly and drawings brought back to life, instead focusing on the shattered relationship between Bubbles and Buttercup and their path to reconciliation.

Family Decay by howardrhonda828

  • Recommended by: Aldrine Joseph 25
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After the events of "Moral Decay", Buttercup believes that she is nothing but a troublesome bad apple to her family and decides to run away, where she is taken in by the truant officer, Jack Wednesday. Meanwhile, Bubbles and Blossom start to feel guilty and remorseful for what they've done that caused Buttercup to leave, and after confessing what they did to an equally guilty Professor, they try to get her back.

    Crossover Fics 
Fanfiction that combines elements, characters, etc. from two or more different works.

A Puff of Responsibility

  • Recommended by: The-Cooking-Guy
  • Crossover with: Spider-Man
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2019
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker thought he had lost it all when he moved from New York to Townsville. However, when he is bitten by an irradiated spider on a field trip, he gains spider-like powers, and his life is changed forever. But when Peter acts irresponsibly, a loved one of his pays the price. Now, with the emergence of new villains in the city, follow Peter Parker as he becomes... Spider-Man!
  • Pairings: Blossom/Peter
  • Comments: Probably one of the best Fics on the site. The interaction between the girls and Peter is captivating, the homages to the first Spider-Man trilogy are great, and the whole Blossom/Peter ship actually works really well.

Three Girls and a Dog By Tziput13

  • Recommended by: Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Crossover with: Courage the Cowardly Dog
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Le Quack has tricked Courage and his family once again, but he's chosen the wrong city to execute his plan.


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

Blind Date

  • Recommended by: Otempora
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Powerpuff Girls/Rowdyruff Boys
  • Synopsis: Oneshot. Blossom goes on a blind date and is paired with...Brick! Will there be love?
  • Comments: Blind Date is a hilarious subversion of the "story summary that ends with a question mark," and parodies the popular Powerpuff Girls and Rowdyruff Boys pairing.

More Than Human by sbj

  • Recommended by: sweece, omegaman, Assassin
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairings: Powerpuff Girls/Rowdyruff Boys
  • Synopsis: "High school romance" plot set in protagonists/antagonists teenage years (naturally enough).
  • Comments: Despite the cliched premise this is without doubt one of the finest literary fan-works ever put online. The authoress has been typing away at this one for years and every time she posts she does so in bulk. Though this is her longest and best work, she has penned (so to speak) several other stories over the years. In addition most all of them are set in the Powerpuff Girl Universe.
    • Seconded. She is one of the few PPG authors out there that actually writes the Rowdyruff Boys as characters rather than objects to ship the Powerpuff Girls with (though, as mentioned below, she appears to be apart of an informal circle of PPG fanfic writers that write excellent fics). Part of the reason her fic is enormously long is because, unlike the hundreds of other PPG fics out there, the girls and the boys do not fall immediately in love with each other, or have the boys immediately reform. At this point, it's still uncertain as to whether she intends for the boys to reform at all. Even more amazingly, she writes the characters as how they were portrayed in the show, although age has developed their personalities. The only major departure of the show is portraying Brick, the leader of the Rowdyruff Boys, as intelligent. She explained this, however, by using evidence from the show and even briefly dabbling in Jungian psychology. A oneshot story, "Concessions", though not taking place in the "More Than Human" universe, explains how this might of happened.
    • She also has a Livejournal account under the pen-name essbeejay which contains several PPG fics not posted on the Fanfiction website. In addition her "FRIENDS' ENTRIES" list also contains some excellent one-shots. Rated M due to some violence and crude/suggestive language (but not a lot).
    • To add my two cents in, this is my favorite Fanficton of all time. Her characters are written amazingly and even in parts that I don't usually agree with (Mitch X Buttercup?) I have a lot of fun. I like how realistic they made this story too, which is a strange thing to say for such a strange show like this. Anyway, go ahead and read it. You won't regret it.

Seven Days In Hell by the other ghostwriter.

  • Recommended by: Chaotic Dreams
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Him/Bubbles
  • Synopsis: After Buttercup loses a bet with Him that will forfeit her soul, Bubbles begs Him for another option. So instead, she becomes Him's pet for seven days in exchange for Buttercup's soul.
  • Comments: Well written and disturbing. An interesting look at the Foe Yay Shipping relationship between Him and Bubbles.

Mr Boomer-bastic! by: Honey-On-Toast

  • Recommended by: mlpgirl1998
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Pairings: Robin/Boomer, Robin/Buttercup
  • Synopsis: Boomer is left to be roadkill at the train-tracks by his brothers until Robin shows up to save him. Her affections for him don't go unnoticed and the 'friendship' between her and Buttercup is put to the test. A story for mlpgirl1998. Rated for mild violence and cruel moments where Brick and Butch are being... well, brothers to Boomer. Features some Robin/Buttercup and Robin/Boomer.
  • Comments: Yay finally someone is writing about Boomer and Robin being together besides myself!

Trouble For The Super Tots by: Onyx Noches

  • Recommended by: Dragontail 90
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Buttercup/Butch, Bubbles/Boomer, Blossom/Brick
  • Synopsis: Kindergarden sucks-especially when your worst enemy sits next to you! But, what if you suddenly found out that they actually like you? The Powerpuffs find this out.
  • Comments: This is actually one of those few kid friendly fanfic pairings I've ever found. It's so adorable! Sure each chapter is short but still worth the while to read!