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  • Recommended by: Troper Name
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like W.A.F.F., Lemon, Dark Fic, any known Crossovers etc.
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Aspirare

  • Recommended by Cedarleaf
  • Another very character driven writer, Aspirare is one of those true gems of an author who's just a pleasure to read. While she tends to write for Sam/Bumblebee and Ironhide/Ratchet, many of her fics have few or no pairings at all. Her writing is just wonderful and smart, and her later fics especially have this beautiful, dark eeriness to them, she can play you, and your heartstrings, like a virtuoso, and leaves you as enchanted as you are disturbed. Specific fic recommendations include That Still Small Voice, Nemesis Theory, Birds Through a Window (no pairings), Heaven's Shore (Ratchet/Ironhide), Another Gate and Beautiful Day (Bumblebee/Sam if you want them to be).

Baird Crevan (can also be found here)

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Originally, I was going to recommend one of their fanfic, but I had so much trouble choosing which one that I decided to recommend them all. Seriously, read their stories for yourself, and you'll see what I mean - they're all so good that it's nearly impossible to pick a favourite!

Beeswarriorgoddess671

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Creator of some of the greatest photo-comics I have ever seen. I particularly recommend the Sparkling's Tale series, but really, EVERYTHING they do is great!

The Botosphere

  • Recommended by RK_Striker_JK_5
  • A blog run by the Autobots as they attempt to fit into this strange new world they're on. Limited action, but long on character development.
    • Updating regularly again after a three-year hiatus. Still delivers an excellent balance of plot, character development, and humor.

CasusFere

  • Recommended by Error 404_File_Not_Found
  • A brilliant author, who tends to focus on the less prominent characters of Bayverse and G1. Casus Fere's Vortex fics, particularly "Under Scrutiny", "The ExProblem", and "A Rock and a Hard Place", are definitely the best Black Comedy this troper ever had the fortune to see. Besides Vortex and the Combaticons, (s)he also writes for many other characters such as Smokescreen, Red Alert and Inferno, the Wreckers, Blackout, and more.

cheekylittlelass

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • They exclusively write for Starscream and Alexis, and it is GREAT. Starscream remains in character, despite his obvious affection for Alexis, and you can't help but wish that the stories were canon.

CzarnaArcher

  • Recommended by Alyssa Macki
  • A great author with one series that created three pairings for TFP, June Darby/Megatron, Miko/Bumblebee and Arcee/Shockwave. Mixes Prime canon with some of the comics and G1, and really fleshes out the characters. Her current story, Blast from the Past focuses on the characters' histories and gives great depth to them. Some grammar mistakes due to english not being her first language, but she is great.

EnvySkort

  • Recommended by rrcandthemuse
  • Envy Skort is an writer/artist who has compiled an exceedingly entertaining and rather insightful collection of transformer comics comprised of both G1 and Transfomer Prime continuities. Some are one shots and short two-parters, while others, such as A Very Decepticon Christmas, span over one hundred pages. She also seems to have a soft spot for minions and the less utilized characters, such as Cosmos. Also, her Smug Scream. Primus, her SmugScream...
    • Seconded wholeheartedly. The range of facial expressions is amazing to see, especially the contrast between Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp. Everyone is surprisingly identifiable and in-character, but are just put in the most ridiculous situations, leading to such phenomenons such as Depressed!Hook, Big Damn Hero!Cosmos, Fanboy!Blitzwing, etc. The dialogue is excellent, and the artist's notes are hilarious sort-of Non Sequiturs. Tons of Heartwarming Moments buried in each comic, as well as a Funny Moment almost every page. Go read.

Hearts of Eternity

  • Recommended by Sayacha
  • Easily has some of the best stories this troper has read, ever, her War Eternal series in particular. Her fics mostly focus on the relationships between all the bots, but she also writes wonderful fight scenes, and her sense of humor is in no way lacking either. Some parts can get a little cheesy at times, but overall, this is one author you don't want to miss out on. Not to mention, her OCs (most notably Chase Banes and Virus/Moonfly) are absolutely wonderful and very well fleshed out. Definitely worth browsing her stuff.

Inkcrafter

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Okay; I know I've recommended 2 of this person's fics. But they're a good writer and they handle their topics well...even if they seem to like torturing Jack a bit much. While not exceptional, if you have some time to kill, Inkcrafter is worth your time.

In Space, No One Can Hear Starscream

  • Recommended by NXTangl
  • Website of Melissa "Wayward Martian" De Haan; houses the Insecticomics and astonishingly excellent transformers-as-humans fic Other Vengeance.

Karategal

  • Recommended by Zephyr 77
  • Just everything by her is just amazing. She wrote an amazing series focusing on a young Bumblebee (ages could range from toddler to child to teenager-ish) and his interactions with others, particularly with Optimus and Ironhide (and even Megatron). She does a great job on characterizations, adding humor, fluff and angst in a perfect balance. Some of her stories include Nightmare, Little Brother and Youngling.

Megara-Liancourt's Fanfiction

  • Recommended by Tick, seconded by Flyairth
  • Why did I choose a fanfiction writer instead of a website? Simple: she's the whole reason I became a Transformers fan! Seriously, read her stories - they are fantastic with a capital F. Admittedly, her grammer isn't very good (she's French), but that doesn't detract from the awesomeness of her stories. Oh, a quick warning to you slash haters: she's a huge slash fan, especially where Megatron and Starscream are involved. Seriously, nearly every story she has written features these two as lovers. And she portrays it in a 'realistic' way, i.e. the way it would have happened in canon: the relationship isn't sugary-sweet, but it isn't violent and abusive either (well, except when the two 'Cons have a really bad falling out). Her stories also contains a LOT of smut. So if you're anti-slash/anti-smut, steer clear. Otherwise, enjoy.

Meiza

  • Recommended by Soledad
  • Her fics, though incomplete and likely abandoned, are fantastic works featuring Prowl, Bluestreak, Elita-1, and G1 humans as prominent characters (to name a few) and would be especially enjoyable to fans of these characters. However, all of it is brilliant.

MikePriest83/Thunderwing

  • Recommended by Jeysie
  • Mike's works basically fall into two categories. One, several series of utterly hilarious photocomics that skewer, satirize, and Affectionate Parody various aspects of the Transformers characters and series, as well as often also comic books in general. Two, a number of brilliant fanfics which often expand upon the existing comic and cartoon plots to give them interesting new twists, fill in missing scenes, or smooth over plot holes.

NiGhT-sTaLkEr13

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • One of the best, if not THE best, writers of Megatron /Shockwave slash in existence. His portrayal of the characters is close to canon, and while most of his work is Not Safe for Work, none of them are Porn Without Plot. Truly, an exceptional author.

optimus prime 007

  • Recommended by beeruckz
  • This author is amazing! She has the best sad, heartwarming, cheer-worthy and hilarious stories, the best OC's, the best character development, and the best storylines ever! She's a big fan of Prowl/Jazz and Optimus/Elita.
    • This troper couldn't get past the blatant Mary Sue-ness of the favored OC, Optimus' daughter.
      • This troper heartily agrees.

The Primus Trilogy by DragonTail, and occasionally others (AU, crossover)

RoboticDragon

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Author of some of the best Seeker fanfiction I have ever read. Admittedly, the stories border on Not Safe for Work, so they may not be for everyone, but if you can stomach that sort of thing, I cannot recommend them enough.

Sakon76

  • Recommended by Cedarleaf
  • An excellent author with some very intriguing ideas and a quirky sense of humor. Also very versatile, writing for both G1 and the movie'verse. She's very character-centric, focusing a lot on character relations and their reactions to all the weird stuff around them that makes this series so much fun, but also still down to earth at the same time. Features Sam a lot, and has a few Prowl/Jazz fics. One of the staples of this troper's Transformers fanfic collection. Specific fic recommendations include The Language of After, Simulacra, Good Fences, Things Miles Notices, Cow Tipping, and Ghost Stories.

sparksinger

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • How to describe this author other than terrific, awesome, wonderful, and other various synonyms? Her stories are all that and more. And as for her OCs - if you didn't know any better, you'd swear that they were canon. Read and enjoy.

Spoon888 (also known as the-spoon-of-doom)

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • One of the best Megatron/Starscream authors I have ever read. Every single character STAYS in-character, and the stories are so well-written you could almost mistake them for actual canon if not for the slash. Highly recommended.

TransFiction

  • Recommended by Jeysie
  • Technically less a website in and of itself, but rather a Group on deviantART devoted to collecting quality TF-themed fanfics posted on DA. Although a sizable chunk of the fics in the gallery are 600-word entries for IDW's monthly Writing Contest, which has produced a number of high-quality short fics for a variety of characters and continuities.

Transformers: Mosaic

  • Recommended by Jeysie
  • A unique project involving many, many individual teams of writers and artists creating self-contained one-page fancomics starring dozens of different characters from almost every single Transformers continuity. Some of the official writers and artists have even contributed stories to the project.

Transmasters UK/The Underbase

  • Recommended by Jeysie
  • An utterly massive shared universe written by various UK-based authors that continues on from the end of the Marvel UK comic, detailing the days after the Great War ended and before the Beast Wars started. Notable for helping launch Nick Roche and James Roberts' careers.
  • One of their fics now has a page on this site: Eugenesis.

YukiOni

    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.

28 Starscreams

  • Recommended by Flyairth
    • Seconded by sablin27
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He is treacherous and screechy - so much we know, but even under his polished and guarded shell there's more than meets the eye.
  • Comments: 28 (well, not really) stories about everyones favourite whiny backstabber. Some are hilarious, some are heartwrenchingly sad, but all are fantastically written.

Baby Makes Three by v2point0

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post-Rot F AR. Sam and Bumblebee find an abandoned sparkling on a crashed Autobot ship. And the best option for its survival...

Basic Program by Black Widow 3.

  • Recommended by Haystackthegreat
  • Status: Complete (14 chapters and one preview for another fic)
  • Synopsis: A valley of pure energon is the source of power and problems for the Maximals and Predicons.
  • Comments: In my eyes, this is the piece of goshdarn flippin' ART that has set the standard for all Transformers fanfiction, and so far, in all my years of reading Transformer fanfiction, only TWO fanfics has reached this level of excellence, and NONE have yet to surpass it. This is the holy grail of Beast War fanfics, and any fan of the show should read it.

Beast Wars: Make it Real Big

  • Recommended by Slyfoxdeveraux
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Exceedingly difficult to put into words. A highly highly absurdist take on Beast Wars. It's straight humor and difficult to imagine it wasn't written on acid. Much of the humor comes from the continual upping the ante of increasingly bizarre plot twists.
    • It's a Crack Fic, but they have some measure of plot. The first one revolves around winning the personified love of the forests, and is resolved via a race between Megatron and Optimus, who has evolved into Rapidash. The second deals with a zombie outbreak (seeming to very vaguely parody The Walking Dead in one instance) and a strain of cancer that effects all characters not present in the pilot episode of the series.
  • Comments: Absolutely pure comedy, you'll likely either find it complete unreadable gibberish or the funniest thing you've ever seen.

The Beginning by BT Fly 009

  • Recommended by Arcee 6
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The first installment of a fan comic called Troller!. It follows the Cybertronians who stayed behind on Earth after the war and a small group that interacts with a teenager named Mindy. Troller is a humorous character and Mindy's reactions to everything from Femmes to Transformers-sized Subways are hilarious. It is in an Animesque style and translated to English. The Grammar can be off but it is quickly corrected once pointed out. It updates every Tuesday. Surely this deserves its own page?

Best Laid Plans by dfastback68

  • Recommended by Error 404 File Not Found
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Pre-ROTF. Demolisher arrives on Earth too late, and Sideways brings with him more trouble than he's worth.
  • Comments: This covers what the Decepticons were up to in the two years between Transformers and ROTF, mainly from Demolishor's POV. It's a bit of a character study and development of two extremely minor bad guys with not much more than their toy bios to go on with. Even so, the author has an engaging style and solid characterizations. Despite some minor spelling errors, this is one of the of the best fics I've ever read, even though the storyline remains canon faithful.

Better this way by Sincerely Yours- C.M.D

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He realized that he loved Hot Shot and he hoped to know if the other recruit felt the same. Then some unexpected events reveal a secret Wedge prayed would never come to light and his whole life is upended. Mistrust, hatred... Can Wedge's life ever return to normal?
  • Comments: Has a sequel here.

Black Crayons by Bookworm Gal

To finish it off, 100 Black Crayons is a collection of prompt sentences scattered throughout the series.
  • This is so good this fic needs its own trope page!
  • And now it does

Blessing In Disguise by elitadream

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sometimes, the smallest of gestures can make all the difference in the world, and an awful day can be turned around with a little bit of help.

A Bolt Out Of The Blue by Ryuuza Kochou

  • Recommended by Cedarleaf
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There are so many kinds of energy who's to say it only has one purpose? After the All Spark was destroyed, weird things start happening to Sam. Nearly electrocuting Bumblebee is just the beginning. 2007 movieverse pre-RotF.
  • Comments: One of the better fics dealing with possible repercussions of the AllSpark discharging in Sam's unprotected hands prior to the release of the sequel. Both funny and serious, often at the same time, with plenty of engaging action, and Ryuuza's characterizations just sparkle.

Bone Garden by Dierdre

  • Recommended by Cedarleaf
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The next time Starscream set foot on human soil, it was in a forgotten place. Post-2007 Movieverse
  • Comments: In the author's own words, This is what happens when one turns to the pairing generator for inspiration, and it smugly tosses Starscream/Captain Archibald Witwicky/Touch into one's lap. After an understandable amount of brain-breakage at the ensuing mental pictures, I came up with this. The personal aspects of Archibald's life are a product of the movie canon and some sleep-deprived guesswork. While NOT actually a Starstream/Captain Witwicky fic, this story is nonetheless haunting and awesome.

Canonfodder by Mizuki_Stone

  • Recommended by SAMAS
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A Self-Insert in which the Author finds himself turned into a Transformer. Problem is, He's in the Aligned Continuity, He's on Cybertron, and the closest living being is Shockwave, who's still wounded from a recent run-in with Arcee and Cliffjumper. And to make matters worse, he's stuck in the chassis of a Vehicon. On the bright side, at least he's a flying type, and he seems to have a Fourth-Wall Mail Slot through the fic itself to the other members of the Spacebattles Forums.

Chasing the Spark by SharkSmirk

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ten years after she left Sam (and the Autobots), Mikaela Banes gets an unexpected visitor and discovers that the spark is still alive.

Communication Breakdown by Charon the Sabercat

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum, CommanderVisor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lugnut and Strika have a personal conversation. Loudly. In front of Megatron.
  • Notes: NSFW talk

Con Job by kepulver

  • Recommended by Rebecca Hb.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Bobby Bolivia meets Swindle, in a battle of the fast talkers. Mixes G1 and 2007 movie continuity.
  • Comments: Does exactly what it says on the tin. Better yet, does it well.

Cover Me by Black Dragon Queen

  • Recommended by Alyssa Macki
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: An injured Barricade goes to Sam with an odd request - a truce between himself and the Autobots. But with the other Autobots inbound what will happen to our favorite interceptor?
  • Comments: An amazing fic I'm surprised wasn't on here before. Has drama brilliant enough to make you wonder what will happen next, but comedy good enough to make you fall out of your seat laughing. Was on hiatus for a while but recently returned with the 200th chapter. Warning, very addicting story, will likely make you stay up reading until you pass out over your screen.

Culture Shock by Oni-Gil

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Adopted from the TF bunny farm. Seekers have their own culture that other 'bots don't fully understand... which is how Megatron ended up accidentally proposing to Starscream. And Starscream has no intention of letting him back out of it...

The Defiance series by dracoqueen22

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Summary: In a universe where flight-frames rule the surface, ground-frames fear the sun and the sky and open spaces. Because to go above ground means exposure and death. Some of the less fortunate suffer worse. Here, the Seekers worship the Winglord upon the sunthrone, the living regent of the sun-goddess Solus.
    But there is a prophecy, passed down by the ground-dwelling followers of Primus, that claims a savior will come, a Prime chosen by the very hands of Primus, to one day make the entire planet safe for all who live there.
    In this universe, young Orion Pax dares venture into the Seeker-ruled land, thus setting the course of history into motion...

Deliverer by spaceliquid

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Many years have passed since the Great War, and there are laws in place to keep the peace. One day an Autobot and a Decepticon break the law by saving the life of a sparkling.

Dichotomy of Good and Evil by NightElfCrawler

  • Recommended by rrcandthemuse
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Starscream/Optimus Prime. Waaay better than it sounds. There is a background mention of Prowl/Jazz, but the fic doesn't explore it much.
  • Synopsis: The War for Cybertron is over, Optimus Prime is retired, Megatron has long since been executed, and the Decepticons are prisoners serving sentences for war crimes. The world of Cybertron is at peace, but trouble still manages to spring up in the form of contaminated energon and a rapidly spreading sickness. When Optimus Prime travels to the mines to investigate the epidemic, he discovers some ugly truths about the hard-won "peace" of his world and soon realizes that a Decepticon's aid may hold the key to unlocking the disturbing mystery before him.
  • Comments: I hesitated to recommend this fic because 1) I really don't read slash fiction 2) particularly ones with a detailed sex scene in them. I realized, however, that to snub it for those reasons would be unfair because this fic is excellent. It's beautifully descriptive and introduces some fascinating ideas. The slash fiction part is actually more of a component rather than the sole focus of the story, and the reader can pretty much take it or leave it depending on taste. As a slash fiction, the progression of the relationship is handled well, all those involved remain completely in character, and the explanation of the pairing, however bizarre, is reasonable. Even the afore mentioned scene was well written. My reasons for my (repeated) reading of this fan fiction, however, are primarily: 1) it introduces some interesting musings on the characterization of Starscream. I haven't added all of them to my personal canon, but the insight is well done and appreciated. 2) It explores a post-war Cybertron with the Autobots on the winning side, but the depiction is far from a Utopia. It dares to question how the Autobots, after millions of years of tragedy, loss, and warfare, would treat their enemies after conquering them... Overall, I recommend this fic for its gusty take on the Transformers universe and it's populace, it's well-written characterization and descriptions, and it's ability to inspiring musing and feeling in its readers.

Domestic Electronics by Bibliotecaria D

  • Recommended by Kenya Starflight, seconded by NK
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Once upon a job in retail, an average Joe took home a returned domestic electronic from the Transformers brand. These are glimpses into a normal life with tiny electro-domestics running rampant through the apartment.
  • Comments: The premise of this fic is that the Transformers are NOT giant robots from another world, but tiny manmade (but still sentient) robots that turn into personal electronics, small appliances, etc. And they are the freaking CUTEST things ever. The author does a wonderful job of keeping the characters in character despite the fact that they are now action-figure-sized little buggers who talk in beeps and chirps and make life difficult for their human owners. If, by the time you've read a few chapters, you do not want a Domestic Electronic of your own, consider yourself de-humanized.

don't you (forget about me) by fickleminder

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Technically she isn’t cleared for any of this, but clearance doesn’t mean shit when a giant alien robot drops to its knees to cradle a tiny human while chirping and cooing and “Hello Charlie, I’ve missed you.”

Echo Park by Anefi

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Hot Rod thought he should probably leave.
    Soundwave clearly thought so too. “Get out.”
    He didn’t. “I liked your music,” he said instead. “The stuff that was playing—it sounded good.”

Equilibrium by Borath

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Megatron forces a sparkling on Optimus in the hopes that their offspring will be powerful enough to end the war. Despite the Autobot's concerns, he fights to keep it.
  • Comments: Has sequels here, here and here.

Face Up by Trinary

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Thundercracker pounds on Acid Storm’s door. Even when he strains to hear, there’s no response. “Acid Storm! Are you in there?” Something clatters faintly inside, followed by a softer sound that might be a curse. Thundercracker thumps harder with the side of his fist and the door rattles in its frame, old bearings and older metal. Their ship was made relatively recently in the war’s history, which is to say it’s a rickety rustbucket held together with glue and hope, and should’ve been put out of its misery long ago. “Hurry up, already,” Thundercracker says, loud enough to carry, “Slipstream’s gonna make us scrub the engine filters if we’re late for patrol.” There’s another clatter. This time, the curse is louder. Acid Storm’s voice comes muffled through the door. “I’m putting my face on!” “Frag it, not again!”

Falling short of Agape by Next_Please

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Skyfire is jealous that Optimus is Starscream's Bondmate.

fit to lead by arcanamagnus

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Leozack gets promoted to a senior rank. Anxious insecurity and its physical effects make it more bad than good. Hellbat helps, best as he can.

The Fugitive by Sunstar

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Succumbing to temptation, Starscream finds himself on the run from an enraged Megatron and his death squad. After a week long game of cat and mouse, Starscream finds himself an area to hide until either Megatron's temper blows over, or he is captured and killed.

Get Animated by Strawberrytop 007

  • Recommended by Deceptibot 1998
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: High School Junior Erin Parker is swept up in the adventure of a lifetime after being caught in a fight between two giant alien robots from outer place- and things only get more complicated from there. (Comic)
  • Comments: Get Animated was one of my first forays into the Transformers Fandom, and I still love it! The story is still being posted, but the character of Erin and what happens to her are interesting, and I found myself really getting invested in what happens to her. While the art starts off a little bit rough, it only improves with each update and all of the latest pages look amazing. Also, has a page in need of some Wiki magic.

Glances Into A Spark by Saesama

  • Recommended by Cedarleaf
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A series of random ficlets of everything from cyperpets to Halloween costumes, from horoscopes to the horrors of war, from "what the slag is a tooth-fairy?" to "Ironhide, meet Sarah. Sarah, put the gun down." 2007 movieverse.
  • Comments: What makes this fic so great is all the possibilities it proposes. In thirty one short stories, Saesama gives us snippets of thirty one plot lines, giving us just enough for the imagination to run wild with them, with too many shoutouts and callbacks to list. This troper's favorites include chapters 1 through 5, 9, 12 through16, 19 through 21, 27, and 29 through 31.

"Havfruen Og Bein" by Helthehatter

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The youngest of his small pod of endangered mercreatures (dubbed the Autobots), fate leads B-127 to a beach occupied by ocean-lover Charlie Watson. While an unlikely friendship and more blooms between the two different species unbeknowst to them, both the Decepticons and an ex marine named Jack Burns is on the hunt for the rare mercreature and together the two will have to face dangerous odds and uncover startling secrets to survive and get B-127 back to his family.

Hopeless by Wayward

  • Recommended by Zearth
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 'Darkstar is a Decepticon who used to be a seventeen-year-old girl. Now she’s trapped on Cybertron with no friends, no idea how to function, and no help but Mindwipe, who was the one that changed her in the first place.'
  • Comments: The ultimate deconstruction of the Human-turned-into-Transformer concept. Darkstar is lost and alone in basically every conceivable way. She can't control her body, is conscripted in an army of mechanical enemy aliens threatening to destroy her race for reasons she can't understand, and she's Primus-knows-how-many light-years from Earth. This fic stresses how strange and alien the Transformers are, as Darkstar struggles to adapt to her new environment and tries to find ANY way to go back home. Don't let the cliched premise fool you, I cannot recommend it enough.

How It Is by NightElfCrawler

  • Recommended by Jinxed Blackcat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 2007 movieverse - War affects even the most innocent. Changes are inevitable. For Sam, adjusting to life after becoming introduced to the Autobots and Decepticons was nearly as hard as facing the changes in his own life...and the consequences with it.
  • Comments: It's her take on the whole Allspark Sam idea. And it is brilliantly well written. All lot of bots from the cartoons appear and hold plot relevant rolls as the author is a long time fan from the cartoons. I'd recommend reading her other works as well.

in our separate worlds (we sleep alone) by ApatheticRobots

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: IDW!Wheeljack is transported to the world of Transformers: Prime, and learns firsthand just how different things between the two universe are.

Into the Fold by ASamwich

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Cybertronian War ended much sooner than expected. The budding alliance between Autobots and Decepticons slowly rebuild their world into something better, something that all Cybertronians can live peacefully on. And Bumblebee? He's just confused on why he suddenly keeps seeing Soundwave and his cassettes everywhere.

I Scream, You Scream, we all Scream for Starscream by espioc

The Last by ladydragon76

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: As the last hatchling's spark fades within the pod, the last seeker sinks to his knees in anguish. On another planet, the last Prime worries for the fate of his people despite the new peace.
  • Comments: This is set in the movieverse, but the characterisations are mostly G1. Somehow manages to combine the "Starscream is abused and needs nice people to help him" fanfiction plotline with the "Starscream is a nasty bastard" canon and end up with a story in which any OOC behaviour is justified by the situation with only occasional appearances of the Idiot Ball.

The Legend of Elita by Cydra

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Decepticon army has invaded Cybertron and a mech from every family must serve in the army. To save her aged and wounded father, Elita impersonates a mech to take his place. Will she bring honor to her family or face her doom?
  • Comments: A Transformers version of Mulan.

Lipstick Marks and Scratched Paint by GeminiWishes

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Ironhide can't help but notice B-127's new look.

lost and found by arcanamagnus

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Attempting to find solitude in some secluded rooms in the aircraft base, young Hellbat runs into a pair of identical strange jets he’d never seen before and makes his first real friends.

Loyalty by Inkcrafter

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This is just an idea I got, tell me if you want me to continue! When Jack gets captured by the 'cons for information, the 'Bots learn just how loyal their human friend is. some father/son moments between Jack and Optimus.
  • Comments: Well-written and handles its torture segments in a surprisingly tasteful manner. Enough is shown so that you cringe for Jack but not enough is shown to make anyone but the most weak-stomached person sick.

A Mary Sue Alphabet: Transformers Edition by Limmet

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A is for Alexis. Poor Starscream, So brooding and dark, Such hatred and pain in his spark, Angst so strong and immense, But when Alexis waltzes in, gone is all suspense...
  • Comments: Pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin - an alphabet of Mary Sues in the Transformers fandom.

Masks

  • Recommended by Danel
  • Seconded by sablin27 and Thornwitch
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Follows Revenge of the Fallen, but goes in drastically different directions. A very long and as yet incomplete fic, with a very large ensemble cast bringing in more characters from G1. To quote the summary: After Egypt, the Autobots cannot remain a secret. They are Earth's first contact. In some ways they are truly alien, in others, they are much like us.
  • Comments: It's surprisingly hard to provide a synopsis of this fantastic fic, since it's more of a serial than anything else - new characters and plots appear and develop, and things just keep moving forward. The first element is Wheelie struggling to become an Autobot in the face of justified suspicion and paranoia, but it's a lot more than that. A brief warning, however - some of these developments include unconventional relationships, including slash amongst others, that some tropers may wish to avoid. It also has politics, drama, action and humour and Loads and Loads of Characters, and this troper - who usually avoids slash entirely - can't but recommend it in the strongest possible terms.
  • It manages to weave a lot of the incoherent plot points of ROTF into a logical whole.

Mechanical Miracle

  • Recommended by Silver Wings.
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Ten years after DOTM Autobots have been integrated into human society and things are peaceful. Ian is the son of a diplomat who grew up around Autobots. He meets a girl that seems to fear anything Cybertronian. When he and his guardian try to help her get over her fears, they get into much more than they could have ever imagined.
  • Comments: It's a very unique story. It starts off looking like a drama about a boy and his Autobot guardian that want to help a girl get over her fear of Cybertronians, but quickly evolves into a Magic Versus Science plot that revolves around the trio's adventures fighting off enemies both Decepticon and human.

A Moment of Solace by niuu

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Let’s just say Charlie Watson’s gone off the map. Ever since that bittersweet goodbye with her yellow bugger friend, she hasn’t been able to function properly. Coupled with the loss of her dad, just when it seems she’ll recover . . . it takes a dark turn. Hopefully she’ll get comfort in the nick of time.

One Road Forward by 1000PaperCranes

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: I've been thinking about Rescue Bots Academy, and I really can't see Kade giving up his partnership with Heatwave, so why is Cody the show's only human? The solution is painfully simple: Instead of following in his father's footsteps, Cody finds a much more urgent need to fill his brother's shoes.

Other Vengeance 2.0 series by Wayward (Warning! Implied nonsexual nudity)

  • Recommended by Haystackthegreat
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The Vok decide to get rid of the Beast Warriors once and for all...by transforming them into all-too-vulnerable humans. Probably the best TF's-as-Humans out there, taking a very realistic approach. I can't recommend this enough.

Our Little Secret by Lush_Specimen

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: After the event of Transformers Prime Predacons Rising, Megatron leaves Cybertron behind to wander the universe. Knowing Optimus sacrificed himself to save both Megatron and the planet was more than he could bear. Far away from any cybertronian settlement, his energon levels eventually fall to critical levels. As his systems slowly shut down, a space bridge portal unexpectedly opens to draw him to a group of autobots completely unknown to everyone except Optimus Prime. When all Megatron wanted was to be left alone, he begins to find new hope in second chances.

Out, Damn Spot by fuzipenguin

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Just because no one dies, doesn't mean it's not a bad day.

Peace is Hell by navigatorsghost

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Peace, love and Decepticon fluff... oh dear. Deliberate SNA Dfic, written for a challenge. [WARNING for Mg SS slash, large amounts of OOC and general Wrongness.]

Power Cut

  • Recommended by Gecko
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Megatron is busy plotting. Unfortunately, so is Sideways.
  • Comments: Set in ''Armada, and does a wonderful job portraying delving into all the different characters' personalities. It's a bit lengthy and features a bit of Starscream x Jetfire, but you should enjoy it even if you aren't a slash fan

Primary Mechanisms by Ulur Naga

  • Recommended by Fan Girl 2292
  • Status: Dormant
  • Summary: A woman named Tessa (not to be confused with the one from TF: Age of Extinction) gets a job as a mechanic at NEST and intends to teach what she knows about machines to those who work there but after actually meeting the Autobots, finds that the "machines" have a lot to teach her as well. Starts sometime before the events of Revenge of the Fallen and goes through the movie timeline from there.
  • Pairings: some Optimus Prime/OC but the story focuses on the main OC's relationships with the other Autobots and fellow humans in addition to the romance.
  • Comments: there is some Artistic License regarding Diego Garcia's location as the author did not know it was an island when she first started writing the story but it doesn't detract too much from how well written it is otherwise. For those who want to read a story where the OC/Canon romance is slowly built up to, this is one of the few in the Transformers section of fanfiction.net that has that and the author does a good job with it. It is 118 chapters so far (and on the events of Dark of the Moon, timeline wise) so be prepared to spend a lot of time reading it.

Property Of by hydraling110

  • Recommended by TF Latte, Mariko-chan
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: During Cybertronian "peace," ex-Cons hide the sentience of and sell humans as pets to secure Earth. Sam and Mikaela might just be the first to grasp the reality of the situation alongside their new owner.
  • Comments: An incredibly enthralling story with plenty of focus on how alien humans and Cybertronians are to each other. I couldn't get to sleep until I finished it! It's a fascinating fic, and has a lot of fun and sweet moments.
    • Seconded. I'm always excited whenever there's a new chapter.

Pronouns by OffColorDarkrai

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The humans request the bots show off their holoforms. The bots oblige, and in the process reveal a severe cultural oversite.

Provenance by Kemmasandi

  • Recommended by Shywarp
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Following the battle for the Seed in Hong Kong, Cade Yeager thinks he's seen everything the universe has to throw at him. Then Optimus Prime turns up at his doorstep, earlier than expected and covered in baby robots.

Purpose by Dreaming of Everything

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Scorponok was left stranded and half crazed in the desert, with nothing but his own scattered thoughts until he found a group of children, slowly dying of exposure... A look at broken things and the ties that bind.

Purpose by SeekerFreefall

  • Recommended by lurker Green Chick.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synosis: What is the reason for a Prime to exist?
  • Comments: If you think this is about Rodimus being wishy-washy about his promotion, a reluctant Autobot questioning their impossibly perfect leader, or musings on the new show guess again! This is set in the real world and centers around a fan, and isn't some lame self-insert story. If you're part of the newer generation of Transformers fans, like this troper was, and never understand why Optimus mother-friggin' Prime was so important to the Geewuners, this story explains it, and may have you believing. Very melodramatic, but still truthful and touching in its approach. If you are a Geewuner, prepare to weep.

Ragnarök Rising : Optimus along with the sequels Ragnarök's Eve: Prowl and Ragnarök by vericus ciaris

  • Recommended by Mariko-chan
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Optimus/Elita, Jazz/Prowl, Chromia/Ironhide
  • Synopsis: From Ragnarök: "When they said they'd 'never' fight side-by-side again, clearly they meant 'only when Unicron shows up'."
  • Comments: These three one - shots give me chills every time I read them. Set in Movieverse, the first one shot is of the Autobots and Decepticons first learning of Unicron's arrival, the second of Prowl finally bonding with Jazz, and the third and final one - shot of the devastating battle with Unicron.

The Re-Creation Of Starscream by Gage39

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dormant
  • Summary: After Starscream is viciously attacked by Megatron and Soundwave the Star Saber mini-Cons and Swindle escape with him to Earth where Red Alert is faced with the daunting task of fixing the broken Seeker. Rated for non-con.

The Red Sky by Sunstar

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 6.5 million years ago a young and determined Field Commander, has a plan to return the Decepticons to the sky. Starscream can no longer stand life fighting on the ground and decides to do something about it. Unfortunately, he is captured and he has a new fight on his hands, a fight to freedom.

remade in the image by arcanamagnus

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: A spot has opened at one of the aerial assault triads being inducted into the Decepticon army soon, and Deathsaurus chooses to give the twins currently serving as cargo pilots an opportunity.
    Soon after, Hellbat gets a surprise to assuage his nerves over reaching maturity and the future of his friendships.

The Rest is Silence by amidoh

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A long time ago, Starscream was altered drastically and irreversably. The cause was erased from his memory. After the amnesia is broken by a single trigger, Starscream searches the past to uncover the terrible, deceit ridden truth about his purpose.

Rise by Oni-Gil

  • Recommended by Rexan
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The war is over, the Autobots victorious. But a young Autobot Seeker will soon discover that there is more to the Decepticon slaves, and to himself, than meets the eye.
  • Comments: Essentially another post-war fic. Excellent plot, in this troper's opinion. Note: Later chapters get a little darker than the rest of the fic. Rated M for a reason. Readers be warned. Also, slash.

Rite of Passage by Maria Shadow

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: G1. It's time for First Aid to earn his crosses, and the CMO has just the plan.

Roadside Assistance by Jason M. Lee

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: When his car broke down in the dead of night, Fanzone wasn't expecting on being a little closer with the truck.

Road Trip to Montana by Tarn_Liberated

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Megatron is an ex-gangbanger hoping to leave his violent life behind. On the day he plans to leave for good, he comes across a small robot rummaging around in the trash. He's taking Kaon along in case he might be useful later. That's all.

Security Breech by Cyndi

  • Recommended by Cedarleaf
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: CHRISTMAS FIC. Will finds a way to freak Ironhide out.
  • Comments: If you're gonna prank your guardian Autobot around the holidays, THIS is how you do it.

Self-Deception by Dark Star of Chaos

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: To kill Megatron and take over the Decepticons are what Starscream wants more than anything. Really, they are. And if he doesn't take the opportunities that come his way, well, there are always reasons. Reasons to wait, reasons why the time isn't right. But the day will come when he'll see an opportunity and take it. He just needs to conquer the weaknesses of his own spark first.

The Signature series by arabis

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Summary: Post-ROTF. Struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, Sam slowly comes to learn that he brought something back with him from the Egyptian desert.

Steel Hiding Silk by DecepticonFlamewar

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Chief Charlie Burns can't sleep, the weight of raising young Cody without a mother weighing on him. Trying to explain why a young boy needs a mother when he has such a kind father to Chase, the pair stumble on an interesting revelation about what it is about a mother that a child needs.

Stellium by seekingjets

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: It was one time. Apparently that was all it took.
    Starscream sparks Megatron. Megatron isn't telling.

Tales From the Haunted Cavern by Dustbunny 3

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: The bots get to experience their first Halloween as recognized residents of Griffin Rock. But even the best laid plans are wont to go awry, so what hope does a party planned at the eleventh hour have?

Things We Don't Tell Humans by Sinead Rivka

  • Recommended by Mariko-chan, seconded by Kaidariel
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Sam/Mikayla, Sam/Carly, Optimus/Elita, Ironhide/Chromia, Ratchet/Wheeljack, Jazz/Prowl, Megatron/Nightbird, Megatron/?, Springer/Arcee, Bumblebee/Barricade, Tom Banachek/OC
  • Synopsis: "This was a first for us Autobots; never before have we come in contact with a species like these humans, so eerily similar to our own race and twice as tenacious as Sparklings. The question was, how far can we trust the humans with our culture? Gradual AU"
  • Comments: An outstanding fic in my opinion that has the Autobots hold back on their culture and background to all but their close human friends. It's broken up into 'Arcs', none of which are long; the longest is the Revenge Arc so far, which is twelve chapters. It starts sometime after the first movie, with the arrival of Sideswipe, Arcee, Jolt, and the Twins, and introduces other 'Bots as it goes into ROTF. It has a page now! Things We Don't Tell Humans

Thinking 'Bout The Future by Epona Harper

  • Recommended by Cedarleaf
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You didn't think Sector Seven would let Bumblebee go home with Sam without protest, did you?
  • Comments: Optimus and SecDef Keller give the boys in Sector 7 an epic verbal smacking. Very funny.

Together. by RussianSunflower3

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The first day Heatwave, Chase, Blades, and Boulder worked as a team wasn't exactly ideal.
    For one thing, they were only younglings at the Rescue Academy on Cybertron.
    Secondly, they'd never even spoken with Blades before.
    And lastly, it involved falling into a sinkhole, meeting danger face to face, and having to do it all on their own.
    So yeah, not ideal.

Transformers: Ignition by KrisSmithDW

  • Recommended by Spiritstrike
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Not an actual fanfiction, but rather a fan comic that adds its own unique art style and twists. The beginning is very "G1" like but will eventually follow its plot as it goes on.
  • Comment: I've got to say, this is perhaps one of the best written Transformers fan comic I've ever seen! Not only does it remain faithful to the original classic that was Generation One that old and new fans will like, but even the characters are fresh but still have that sense of familiarity. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves something fresh but still love the old G1.

Transformers: Juxtaposition by ''Vaeru.

  • Recommended by The Violent Tomboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Transformers AU. A car wreck on a rainy night leads to one of the oddest partnerships imaginable. A disembodied voice, possessed cars, alien robots, kidnapping, rescue, abduction, sparks, keys, and tomato sandwiches... Read if you dare
  • Comments: The first of the Sparkbearer Saga series, independent of any established universes but with most of the characters based off of their G1 counterparts, this is simply epic. Evy may be the OC-centric puny Earthling, but damn if she isn't one of the best, well-written characters I've ever seen. The story's original (dude, there's the consciousness of Sideswipe stuck inside her body) and the interactions between her and the Autobots who inadvertently kidnapped her are amazing. There are several other spin-offs in her profile.
    • Seconded by Zalein! And this fic now comes with a shiny new sequel, found here!
      • Note: the sequel hasn't been updated since November 2014

Unbound by seekingjets

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: AU where Starscream is Megatron’s favorite freelance assassin instead of his second-in-command. Recruitment is always a pain.

we be the same blood/this cycle we are bound to by TheMidniteOwl

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: There's a reason why Earth keeps happening. There's a reason why "'Til all are one" is deeply entrenched in the Cybertronians and their lore.

The Weight by coefore

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Soundwave’s lines dropped to static silence.
    The terror, the terror was coming.
    It was rising, boiling deep inside.
    “Lord Megatron.”
    Soundwave called out, but Megatron’s mind was too focused on how to stop hyperventilating in front of his Second-in-command.
    “Lord Megatron, what’s wrong?”
We Still Got Dessert by Iron
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Prowl gets into a crash, and his boys rush back to make sure he’s okay. They end up reminiscing about the first day he had them in his custody.

Where Do You Run When Everyone's Betrayed You? by ObsessedWithProwl

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Prowl was betrayed by the very mech and cause he'd given his all to function for. Bruised and beaten, and with no one else to turn to, Prowl runs to the only mecha he trusts would help him.

The World's Translated Thus by Abyssal1

  • Recommended by Thornwitch
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Much harder scifi than most fanfictions. Considerably darker, more alien look at Cybertronian culture. Explores cultural, religious and linguistic differences between Autobots and Decepticons. Cybertron is ruined after aeons of war, and its citizens are starving for energon. Prime needs to make political alliances.
  • Pairings: Optimus/Starscream (It Makes Sense in Context) Plus relations between genderless aliens. Check out its page here.
    • Actually, this troper thought she got the majority of the characters grotesquely OOC, so...yeah.

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

Academy Distractions by cress_the_fander

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Chase/Chief Burns
  • Synopsis: The current class of the Rescue Bots Academy has a single question: Where does their professor go when he isn't there?

Ambrosia by Cyndi

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Starscream/Unicron
  • Synopsis: What happens when you fall for your liberator?

Bundle of Jerk by Transformatron

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The mighty Megatron returns after three years of absence, having failed to amass his fabled army. He proceeds to destroy the Decepticons' most fecund mine, experiment with Dark Energon, and knock up his Second in Command. Not necessarily in that order. Starscream, understandably, is pissed. DISCUSSION OF ABORTION.

Carpe Diem by v2point0

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shattered Glass. After rescuing Starscream from Prime's clutches, Megatron attempts to comfort his second. Things get deeper than either of them expected. MT/SS; SLASH

Champagne in the Final Days of Rome by Desdemona Kakalose

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Starscream/Megatron
  • Summary: Starscream blazed through life in a haze of chandeliers and last night's smudging temporary paint, an absolute mess, with the ball bearings to really expect the world to thank him for simply existing. And Megatron, terror of the Kaon arena, was smitten from the first punch. Early Megastar.

Coming Together on the Throne by Darkeyes 17

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: Starscream fantasizes about his leader, remembering how attracted he is to Megatron. He wants his desires to come true. Do they?

Concerning Flight by Kyra Neko-Rei

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: Megatron learns to handle a flying alt-form, with Starscream alongside to point and laugh—-and occasionally help.

Effigy by Fierceawakening

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: Kinkmeme fill. Starscream has a secret crush on Megatron. Fearing his Leader will never return it, he steals pieces of Megatron's plating after their endless fights and constructs a small figurine of Megatron for inspiration during his... alone time. M for sticky, D/s, and creatively messy uses of dolls.

Faust by the-spoon-of-doom

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: In a bid to win himself the Decepticon throne, Starscream strikes a deal with Unicron the Chaosbringer. The devil's due a spark.
  • Comments: Has a sequel here (Complete).

Grounded by Dildo_Swaggins_T_Baggins

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Optimus
  • Summary: Drakes and Dragons have never gotten along, and due to a horrible beginning a certain dragon unknowingly lives with a drake village.

Insatiable by Acteon Carolsfeld

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum and Aly 208
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: AU. Vos: independent, isolated, and self-governed by absolute monarchy…until a miner turned gladiator caught the optics of its young Crown Prince. Not all is fair in love and war. Warning: Slash; sticky. Based on M:Origin & G1 while taking liberties.

Is Something Wrong With Love? by Dragonmaster

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Boulder/Heatwave, Chase/Chief Burns
  • Synopsis: The humans of Griffin Rock's Rescue Team do not react well to finding out Heatwave and Boulder are lovers... which only makes Chase all the more reluctant to confess his feelings for Chief Burns...

Literary Criticism by iamtyping98

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Optimus Prime/Megatron
  • Summary: Megatron insults one of Optimus's favorite books and a brief argument ensues.

Love as a Foreign Language by itsu-sual

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: How do you handle emotions like love when you're not supposed to have them? Or in this case, how does everybody else handle it for you? Eventual Megatron x Starscream.

Me for Eternity by seekingjets

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Starscream/Megatron
  • Summary: There is nothing special about this night, so the question which has Megatron tucked away in a long-forgotten room cannot be something Starscream should be concerned with...

new face, old memory by BlueFingers (POPP_Writing_Group)

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Galvatron/Starscream
  • Summary: Galvatron takes his place as leader of the Decepticons, and Starscream doesn't know who to expect when he has to meet what's become of the person he used to— well. Shattered Glass.

No Longer Mine by Evo FTG

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron x Starscream
  • Summary: Megatron has always thought that he knows his Second, especially when he gained himself the ability to filter Starscream's CPU. However, when Starscream is captured by the Autobots, he is forced to reflect the true nature of their relationships...

Of Flesh and Metal by kanonkita

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: Megatron angers one God too many and Primus finally deems it time he and his Decepticon followers learnt a cruel lesson. But will they change after seeing life through the eyes of the humans in one of the poorest places on the planet? Eventual Slash.

On my mind by Helpneedmorefanfics

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Optimus
  • Summary: Megatron missed him so much.

Parley by JillDragon

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Optimus x Starscream
  • Summary: Pirate AU. When the Autobot Navy frigate 'The Ark' is captured by Decepticon pirates Captain Optimus Prime prepared to do whatever it takes to save the lives of his crew. But in the pirate Starscream he might have found his match - in more ways than one.

The Real Thing by neveralarch

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: SG. "Sir." Skywarp looked desperate. "I know." Megatron began filling his second ration cube. "I'm on my way."

Screechless by the-spoon-of-doom

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: Only when Starscream loses his voice, does Megatron learn to listen.

Scream by Loki Water Draca

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: In the brig for insulting Megatron, Starscream recieves an unexpected visitor... and then the bunny grew! lots of smutty goodness!
  • Comments: Has a sequel here, but it's unclear whether it's a Dead Fic or simply a oneshot.

Sea Change by bmouse

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Optimus
  • Summary: Megatron is bitten by a distant relative. Optimus is an eldritch Disney princess.

Sickenly Sweet Stuff by En Vy S pEt Ne Ko 2

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: Starscream would from now on, give chocolate a lot more credit. Starscream x Megatron

Strange Divinity by seekingjets

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Starscream/Megatron
  • Summary: There is no morgue on the Nemesis so they lay the body in his workshop. That which is left behind becomes a memorial to their owner, a morbid display of scattered tools and half formed projects. Each spilled screw and scorch mark evidence of a life stolen. Megatron sits vigil, unable to separate the body from his sight. Standing guard over the lifeless form as if, should the spark dare to return, he might greet it like a friend. “You've outdone yourself this time, Starscream.” He whispers to shadows and only silence responds. “You've finally found a way to hurt me.”

Tactical Error by Silver_Centurion

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Dinobot/Rattrap
  • Summary: Tensions rise as miscommunications between Maximal and Predacon make Rattrap and Dinobot collide.

Thaw by ThePraxianWeasleyGeek

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Blackarachnia/Blitzwing
  • Synopsis: Blackarachnia sits out in the cold for at least three hours. She won't be missed.

WereCars_of_Cybertron Werecars ofCybertron and Werecar Diptychs

  • Recommended by sablin27
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Prowl/Rhythm(Jazz)
  • Synopsis: "2007 movieverse. mostly pre-war and pre-earth: some archetypes are universal. some legends transcend species. and sometimes there's nothing left to do but out race the moons."
  • Bored with her horror movie marathon, Mikaela is intrigued by Jazz's reference to the parallels between werewolves and transformers. The story she persuades him to tell of the war's beginning is both very alien and very familiar.

What Makes A Monster by WandersUnderStarlight

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Prowl/Jazz, Ricochet/Smokescreen, Bluestreak/Sideswipe/Sunstreaker, Barricade/Bumblebee, Hound/Mirage, Red Alert/Inferno
  • Synopsis: In which Jazz and Ricochet become involved with the supernatural elements of Cybertron.

What Spawns From Two Black Sparks by Katt-Chan 217

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: An issue arises that makes Starscream doubt that Magatron will keep him as his bondmate for much longer.

When Did You Become Perfect? by Hearts of Eternity

  • Recommended by Zephyr 77
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Sam/Mikaela
  • Synopsis: When did Mikaela stop seeing Sam as that goofy kid who stammered when he was nervous, talked to much when he was scared, and gave one too many wisecracks when his life was in danger, to a man she loved more than she could comprehend?
  • Comments: An interesting perspective from Mikaela, on how her life changed and how her relationship with Sam was defined throughout the first movie and bit more than that. I thought the writing and characterizations were just perfect and despite not being a complete Mikaela fan, I was very intrigued by this insight on her.

    Alternate Universe Fics 

Fallout and Fallout: Apocalypse by Nan00k

  • Recommended by throwaawy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Fifty years after Mission City, Earth has lost hope. Galvatron's drones scour the land. Eleven humans, Autobots, and Decepticons struggle to survive. Now has its own page.
  • Comments: A series of snippets detailing a time where the events of the first live-action film went very very differently. Both the Autobots and Decepticons have been all but wiped out, with humanity not faring much better. The characterizations are compelling, especially in how the disparate personalities involved mesh together and interact.
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    Crossover Fics 

The Animorphs Enter the Beast Wars by Gaz 42

  • Recommended by The Rich Sheik
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Erik warns the Animorphs that Visser 3 has obtained an almost functioning time machine. During the battle to seize it, the device is hit by a dragon beam, activating it and sending the group, Visser 3, and 30 controllers back in time to the Beast Wars.
  • Comments: Humans that become animals teaming up with Robots that become animals. Explores the parallels in character personalities between the heroes and villains. Sadly no Villain Team-Up here. (Terrorsaur and Waspinator can beat the controllers.) Kind of ironic, considering the rather crappy Animorph TF toys that were made to tie-in with the equally crappy TV adaptation.

Destination, Darkness by AzarDarkstar

  • Mega Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Thor, Green Lantern (2011), Fullmetal Alchemist, and Death Note.
  • Recommended by feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Destiny, after all, has her on speed dial. Five ways Buffy Summers didn't save the world.
  • Comment: This troper does NOT recommend this fic. It's just five quick skits of Buffy one-upping characters from five other stories. The author has a blatant bias towards Buffy and the story honestly feels like a slap to the face. The Transformers skit deserves special mention. Buffy somehow defeats Unicron by herself. There is no explanation how she got to the Earth's core or how she defeated him, she just magically beats him offscreen, the Autobots react with slack-jawed shock like a bunch of chumps, and Buffy's ultimate reaction is a dismissive yawn and telling Ratchet that "the Matrix wasn't needed after all". F*** that. I apologize for the rant, but this story was just so disrespectful and cringeworthy.
  • Comment: This one doesn't either for the same reasons. Seriously, it really shouldn't be here.

Hottie 4: Even Better Sequel by Chris Jackson

  • Recommended by chrishouserez
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hottie 4: Even Better Sequel is a Milestone Celebration that not only commemorates the 5th anniversary of Hottie, the the anniversaries of many works of fiction including Transformers, celebrating it's 30th anniversary.

More Than Meets the Eye by The Writer With no Name.

  • Recommended by SAMAS
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A retelling of the first live-action Movie, with a lot more G1 elements added. Oh, and instead of Sam, Bumblebee ends up with none other than one Peter Parker.

never argue with a 50-foot-robot or a 900-year-old time lord by zombeesknees

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Doctor Who.
  • Synopsis: When a part of the TARDIS breaks down, the Doctor needs to find sentient metal for the repairs. Luckily, some refugees from Cybertron are more than happy to help him and the Ponds.

Perfectly Alien by SignatureDish

  • Crossover with Harry Potter.
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Harry had only wanted to get the Hoover Dam tour over with, he didn't know what he did wrong. Why did that mysterious cube turn him into a robot? Had everyone known there was a huge laboratory underneath the dam? And what was going to happen to him now? Poor Harry felt lost in his little Sector Seven cell. But it wasn't all bad, at least he had Lord Megatron there to protect him.

Poke Wars by twilightnite13

  • Recommended by superboy313
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Crossover with: Pokémon
  • Synopsis: Imagine if one of the shots fired by the Axalon messed the Predacon ship's Transwarp jump from Earth to a whole new world. The Maximals and The Predacons are in for a shocking surprise as they begin a war on a rather peaceful planet with wondrous creatures with amazing abilities.

SEEDs of Transformation by Arthur Hansen and Fanboyimusprime

  • Recommended by SAMAS
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Perceptor and his crew are running low on energy, and decide to stop by Earth and trade some parts for it. Unfortunately, the Earth is in the middle of a war over genetic augmentation, and as the Autobots' ship enters the space Colony Heliopolis, the war comes knocking on their door. Naturally, the Autobots' own problems also follow behind...

Small World: Overture by Nan00k

  • HUGE crossover with Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Good Omens, and Transformers. So it's in the author's words, Super Who Lock Formers Omens. And there has already been a cameo from Merlin.
  • Recommended by Deceptibot 1998
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Yes, this is a SuperWhoLockFormersOmens fic. Yes. Yes, you read that correctly. Here is the prologue of the insanely long series called Small World, in which I've blended about five different fandoms (plus many cameos in the background of others), which focuses mainly on Superwholock. Small World, the actual main story, will debut once the fourteen prologue stories are published here. They are all separate one-shots that create the basis of this little world you are soon to fall head over heels into.
  • Comments: Don't run away! This is written by the same person as Fallout: Transformers, and ohmygosh I can't recommend it enough! She has been planning it out for a while, and knows exactly what she's doing- for the person who only wants the Transformers bits, then chapter 6 is the part that introduces them. I would recommend this JUST for that part. And she made the Impala Tracks! Just... it needs SO much more love!

Strike Team Adventures by AgentFrostbite

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with The Avengers (2012).
  • Synopsis: Various adventures of the collection of ex-Decepticon high command and their crazy human handler, known as Strike Team

Through Time And Space by lady-warrioress

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Starscream's creator wants him back so he sends a bounty hunter to catch him. Starscream won't go down without a fight and the hunter gets more than he bargained for.
  • Comments: A crossover with Metroid.

Transformers Frontier By Ghengis Quan.

  • Recommended by: SAMAS
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: An Autobot ship is shot down over a planet, leaving the survivors and victors with a mystery. The planet is marked as the homeworld of the mighty Insecticons, but they seem to be gone. Instead, the planet has been colonized by Humans, squishy organic creatures with crude transforming technology. Crossover/AU with Macross Frontier, taking elements from G1, Movie, and Animated.

Code Prime - R1: Rebellion by Iron117Prime

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Complete
  • Has a tv trope page
  • Crossover with: Code Geass
  • Synopsis: Lelouch Vi Britannia made a vow to destroy the Holy Empire of Britannia and create a peaceful world with for his sister Nunnally. However, he will soon learn that while he has gained valuable allies he will face an enemy far more evil than Britannia could ever hope to be. Battle lines are drawn as two wars collide into one. (Transformers: Aligned Continuity (Prime, WFC, FOC, RID))

Ad Vitam Eternam by Cao_the_dreamer

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Batman.
  • Synopsis: What if the Batmobile was more than meets the eye?

Transformers RWBY: The Flames of Redemption by RyuJudge6614

  • Recommended by bf2234
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis: After exiling himself from Cybertron, Megatron travels the cosmos, looking for a new purpose in his life. However, a meeting from an old friend gives him a new mission: instead of conquering a world, he must save it…by helping one girl regain her fire. This task will give him a chance at something he desires, redemption, and perhaps…something much more.

Transformers RWBY: The Light of Hope by twilightnite13

  • Recommended by bf2234
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis: After the defeat of Unicron, two former enemies of the Autobots find themselves sent to the world of Remnant where they are given an important job, if successful, can bring the hopes in their sparks to life by doing this for their former enemy.
  • Note: Ties into Transformers RWBY: The Flames of Redemption


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