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Blue by Zefyria Nuva

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There was something about blue, he thought...something different, something special. TFA'verse. Oneshot. Side Bumblebee/Sari.

Carry On Wayward Son by Kenya Starflight

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A Transformers: Animated fic. After the events of "Endgame," Sentinel Prime uncovers a shocking discovery about Cybertron's new hero - and Optimus Prime must deal with the revelation that he is the son of Megatron.

Dying to be Beautiful by Juana la Cliker-Rooster

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Transformers Animated. Takes place in Sari's teen years. Sumdac notices his daughter's refusal to eat and asks her best friends to help her out. Prowl to the rescue!
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Early April by Netbug-Archive

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: When Sari had explained to Bumblebee what April Fools day was, the idea of anything good coming out of the resulting situation was lost to the overhearing Ratchet.

Favoritism by The Candy Terror

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: TFA: Starscream demonstrates to a disillusioned Lugnut, why he is Megatron's favorite...

Fireflies by toochipanda

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: TFA. During a meditation session with Prowl, Jazz discovers fireflies. Inspired by Owl City's "Fireflies".

Good Men by Fastern

  • Recommended by CommanderVisor
  • Status: Dead
  • Summary: Transformers Animated. This tale dips into the adventures of the more minor characters of the show (that is, Team Athenia, Springer, Longarm, and some special treats), eventually expanding into a hypothetical "Season Four" and a renewed war between the Autobots and Decepticons.
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  • Comments: Does a splendid job of exploring Hero of Another Story and what life is usually like as a Cybertronian soldier that is not stranded incommunicado, everything seemingly being fine and dandy until the facade starts to unravel around them as the Decepticons begin to return. I feel like that in combination with also not only just exploring simply just the established parallel team to Team Prime, but also other minor characters that have hardly been explored yet implied some depth in All There in the Manual get to have their own slice of cake here is what makes this fic especially unique from just a simple Perspective Flip fic, not to mention it is mostly canon-compliant. And also, while it's not a major focal point of the fic, never did I expect to leave this fic shipping Cliffjumper/Rosanna, because holy scrap, I was not expecting a Crack Pairing to work so well here.

King Nothing by redseeker

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum, seconded by NK
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: OCs x Starscream, Optimus x Starscream, Megatron x Starscream
  • Summary: 1000 years after the battle of Earth, Starscream awakens on a distant planet. With Megatron long-defeated by the Autobots, Starscream sets out on a journey to claim the Decepticon army for himself, its rightful leader. However, he soon learns that the universe has moved on.
    • Comments: Now has sequels here (Complete) and here (Dead).

Lightverse by Cyndi

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An AU in which Prowl is blind, and gradually overcomes the notion that he is broken, useless and less deserving of life than able-bodied bots.

Naming Your Children by Anonymous

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Starscream helps Soundwave with his drones.

Next Ship to New Kaon by Seiberwing

  • Recommended by Commander Visor
  • Status: Oneshot, complete
  • Synopsis: Blackarachnia formally joins the Decepticons. You don't have to be a freak to be in this army, but it helps.
  • Additional tags: Prostitution references
  • Additional notes: Hinted NSFW but nothing explicit.

No one else left to blame by TFALokiwriter

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Sentinel loses not one but two people to a planet and walks away from it.

Organic Matter by Thunder Scythe

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Prowl is pissed when Sentinel does the worst of crimes. Jazz comes to try and solve the situation.

perfect failure by Bayheart

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: How can you be proud of your child if they've grown to start a war? How can you not be?

A Spark In The Storm by FoundSomeRoses

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: A storm has the Autobots trapped in their base, and Bumblebee trapped in his room. But an unexpected visit from a Decepticon gives the minibot another reason to be scared. Or... maybe not?
    Hey- wait- He’s... he’s not scared! Bumblebee, SCARED? Don’t.. Don’t be ridiculous.....!

Starscream's Christmas Plan! by GGMK

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Starscream has once again been humiliated by Megatron, and on Christmas no less! But Starscream isn't one to simply lie down, and he vows to cause his leader some form of embarrassment! And luckily, Christmas itself will help him with his fiendish plan!

StepFather by Consuelo Higdon

  • Recommended by Calamity Jane
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Even after all Hot Shot had gone through, in the end, he still had absolutely no idea who Rodimus Prime was.
  • Comments: As this is centered on O.C. Stand-in characters, there's a good chance this never happened in canon. However, this fic simply cannot be recommended enough. It is only one chapter, so it is a rather quick read. But don't be fooled; it is also chock full of believable characterization, completely void of homosexual innuendo, and tosses a curveball on the fandom's idea that Animated Hot Shot is a pyromaniac, instead making him pyrophobic. The dialogue is full of life, details never go overboard, and it is an overall compelling and rewarding read.

Tensile Strength by SuperFandoms

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Prowl wakes up on the moon. This can't possibly end well.

TFA Kaleidoscope by Emotwo

  • Recommended by Deceptibot 1998
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: AU: A retake on TFA with some characters and plotlines shuffled around. Some things are different. Some things are the same. A Repair-crew consisting of six Autobots will learn that when they stumble across the legendary AllSpark and... something else.
  • Comments: This story is one of the gems of TF: A fanfiction- it's an AU of the show, but the way he did it doesn't seem like a rehash of the show- some things in the universe are very similar to TFA Canon, and some things are very different. The new dynamic between Sari and Optimus is one of the best things about the story, and I recommend it to any transformer fan!
  • Now has a Tropes Page.

This is Not Cybertron by Juana la Cliker-Rooster

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: TFA. Ultra Magnus takes a tour of Optimus Prime's base and finds himself subject to a verbal half-beating by everyone's favorite ninja.

Transformers Animated: Cybertronian Genesis by Darth T-Rex

  • Recommended by Ninja Master 551
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Picking up where Season 3 left off, dealing with the aftermath of the last great battle and the impact it has on the Autobots, the Decepticons and Cybertron. Carries on into a new story with familiar characters and expanding others.
  • Comments: With the advent of fanfiction predicting how Animated would continue I feel this is another fanfic worth checking out. It may not be as innovative as Return to Cybertron but it definitely follows a decent story and has slow but very tense pacing that keeps you waiting for what happens next.
  • Seconded. It fleshes out the more minor 'bots and 'cons, and everyone is amazingly in character. Certainly one of the best TFA fanfics out there.
    • Has a sequel - The Mercy of Prime (Ongoing)
      • Hasn't been updated since August 2014 without a word from the author since, it's possibly dead, although it ends on a cliffhanger it's still well worth a read.
      • On August 5th 2017 it was updated with a proper chapter.
      • Dormant - no updates since
  • This troper couldn't get past the fact that the writer punctuates oddly. If speech like " 'Look at this', said Character A. 'That's strange'. " puts you off, you might find this a difficult read.

Transformers Animated Season 4: Circle of Destiny by SonsOfBeaches99

  • Recommended by Whipsmart
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Takes place six months after Endgame, and consider this as a made up renewal for it's tenth anniversary of the show, even if it had only three seasons.
  • Comment: Circle of Destiny is a continuation of the Transformers Animated show after the third season. Many characters such as Team Athenia and Arcee become Ascended Extras and get further development. Gives an insight of what the fourth season of TFA could have been like such as there being a Shattered Glass episode and Soundwave joining Megatron full time. Contains some elements from the first generation, the Aligned Continuity, and Movieverse. There's also a sequel called Live Like Legends. It also is available on AO 3. WARNING: Contains Character Death.

Transformers Animated Season 5: Live Like Legends by SonsOfBeaches99. The author is currently developing a sequel called Fall of Cybertron. It also is available on AO 3.

  • Recommended by Whipsmart
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: In the aftermath of Season 4, the Autobots honor their lost ones by protecting both Cybertron and Earth from a new, and yet old dangerous threat they had never encountered before, as secrets will be revealed and lots of action will occur. Takes place after Season 4 of Animated, so if you haven't read it, then beware of Spoilers.

Triptych by Seiberwing

  • Recommended by Commander Visor
  • Status: Oneshot, complete
  • Synopsis: Blitzwing, veteran of an irrelevant war, falls out of a jail cell and into the pit crew of the Kaon Krusher. The gladiatorial world is made of smoke and mirrors, masks over posturing steel brutes — and they're not the only ones with something to hide.
  • Additional tags: PTSD, War Trauma

Where Art Is Helpful by Seiberwing

  • Recommended by Commander Visor
  • Status: Oneshot, complete
  • Synopsis: A set of familiar faces shows up to Bulkhead's art exhibition and Bulkhead has no idea how to handle him.

Worries by DragonLover19

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Swindle has some worries and Lockdown tries to comfort his distressed mechfriend.

You Won't Believe The Things I Can Do Now by dropout_ninja

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Skywarp finds himself in a situation even more terrifying than the last. It soon becomes apparent he'll need to adapt if he plans on making it out of this with his sanity (let alone his plating) intact.

Fan Work

Transformers Animated Season 4 By Transformers Animated Season 4
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Setting 10 years after Endgame, the universe has been in a state of peace. The Autobots won and the Decepticons are more or less gone. Until now... (There is a Trope Page)

Shipping

Battlesleep by Reyairia, zuzeca

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Megatron/Optimus
  • Synopsis: Megatron escaping from prison was, of course, Sentinel’s frag-up. What Optimus didn’t count on was being kidnapped by the warlord on his way out. Now, halfway across the galaxy, Optimus must discover the reason behind Megatron’s reluctance to kill him, and with it a secret of his species’ biology that may hold the key to peace between Autobots and Decepticons.

Belonging By Lyricality

  • Recommended by Xaun
  • Pairing: Megatron/Optimus Prime
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if both Megatron and Optimus had been sucked into the space bridge in "A Bridge Too Far"?
  • Comments: This has been touted by some to be the best Transformers Animated Fanfiction ever written in fact it has been said to be the best Transformers Fanfiction ever written. I would have to say that that is true. It is the best in the pairing fandom and far surpasses all I have ever read about other pairings. It keeps the characters almost perfect in their voice and personality and the character development is believable and realistic. The story is not that far-fetched and uses as much canon background as possible. All in all, it is an extremely good story even if your not a fan of Megatron/Optimus Prime slash any fan of Transformers will want to read this tribute to the series.

The Brat Prince of Vos by itsu-sual

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Summary: TFA: When Megatron tries to recruit the city of Vos for his Decepticon army, their terms of acceptance aren't quite what he was expecting.

Lost and Found by fireweed15

  • Recommended by Commander Visor
  • Pairing: Sentinel Prime/Blackarachnia
  • Synopsis: One moment of all-encompassing happiness that Sentinel wouldn't have traded for all the fame, glory, and rank the universe had to offer him.
  • Additional notes: Alternate Universe of "Predacons Rising".

The Many Incidents of Courtship by Jane Lu

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dead (last updated December 2015)
  • Pairing: Megatron x Starscream
  • Summary: A courtship in the middle of war was both untimely and inappropriate, although Megatron frankly did not care when he set his sights on the newly-recruited Starscream. But neither of them expected that whatever relationship they developed would sustain them during the trials and difficulties of the Great War.

Wicked by v2point0

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Pairing: Megatron/Starscream
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: TFA. Starscream uses flight for seduction, but it just might be he who is seduced. SLASH; MT/SS

Crossover

Better Than You by Yeaomi

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What would happen if TFA Shockwave met G1 Shockwave and they were forced to spend a day with each other? Not much, but could the universe really handle that much Shockwave in one sitting?

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

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