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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Young Justice fanfics, both the series, and the comics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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Sidenote: Quite a few of the fics recommended are from the YJ Anon Meme, (now to be found here), hence why a lot of the author's are listed as "anon". Attempts will be made as time goes by to change this if the authors themselves decide to de-anon on the meme.

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Young Justice Animated Series (Earth-16) Fanworks

  • Recommended by Somariel
  • This author has a great ongoing series of one-shots and short multi-chapter fics incorporating Catwoman and Lois Lane into the Young Justice universe.
    The description from their profile is as follows: Right now I'm working on some one shots set in the Young Justice universe. A bit AU since we've never seen Catwoman/Selina Kyle there. I'm assuming she has a relationship with Batman/Bruce Wayne and has had one since before Dick Grayson entered his life. She pulls her act together and becomes one of the heroes - doesn't make her less of a bad@$$. Lois Lane will also show up. She is also a bad@$$.
    Their profile also lists the in-universe chronological order for the fics.

Shade's Ninde

  • Recommended by Gracie Geek
  • This author is the queen of Koy (Kaldur/Roy) fics, so I'm surprised her name isn't in this section yet. Some of them are bromance, some expertly crafted romance, and her Roy and her Kaldur are so IC it's almost scary. She's also written many Kaldur-centric oneshots / multi-chaptered fics that give Kaldur the spotlight he deserves but isn't always given.
    • Dellanotte: That might be because she's in the AU section with Camp Us. While this Troper isn't overly fond of Slash, she does greatly enjoy Shade's Ninde writing The Team as a whole. She has (literally) everyone's characterization down epically, and somehow makes every AU work. Majorly seconded.


  • Recommended by Eric W
  • This author has 2 kinds of Young Justice fics. Lighthearted fun fics, and epic, well thought out fics. His one shots such as It's the great Turkey M'gann Morzz are more for fun and laughs. His fic "Breather" is a combination of the two styles with it being both one shot in nature, but also featuring a longer story arc. However, his crowning achievement by far has to be his ongoing takes on Seasons 3 and 4. Young Justice: Darkness Falls and Young Justice Titans. Epic, heartfelt and easily matching the show's combined tone of epic fights with real drama, these are the fanfiction that EVERY fan of the young justice show should read if they want closure for the show. Weekly updates for his main work.

Black Friar

  • Recommended by lyra_dhani
  • This author mostly focuses on Batman and Robin. The Volatile-verse is especially epic!

    Alternate Universe Fics 
The Next Great Adventure by Satellites on Parade
  • Recommended by moonpiece
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: She hears his voice in there, just for a second – just in the instant between not existing and coming home. And that's when she knows, however delirious it may make her feel, that he's still out there.
  • Comments: Set after 'Endgame,' this fic focuses on Artemis's journey to bring Wally back. It's an epic fic, with great characterization and the best portrayal of Artemis dealing with Wally's disappearance that I've read. I can't recommend it enough!

Following Footsteps by Jessesgirl 1549

  • Recommended by Much Ado About Nonny
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: "-He's my son." Diana watched the youth beyond the glass' eyes twinkle, she smiled softly and added in a lower tone just for him, "Aren't you?" They wanted the ultimate weapon, so it was logical Cadmus would use another hero's DNA for Superboy as well.
  • Comments: Wonder Woman fans will love this. Diana's character is done fairly well, and her relationship with Superboy is heartwarming.
    • Looks like Jessesgirl 1549 has deleted her account and her work would be helpful if someone found a link.

The New Kid On the Block and the sequel/continuation Marathon, followed by Network and The Sting by itsxandy

  • Recommended by Catchandelier34, Nana Bana, Keyseeker
  • Status:
    • The New Kid on the Block: Complete
    • Marathon: Complete
    • Network: Complete
    • The Sting: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Kid Flash's the newest thief in town. Dashing in and dashing out, he's the epitome of a "cool" thief, and has even had Robin-hood like escapades. Young Justice's mission? Find him, catch him, and see if they can turn him to the side of good.
  • Comments: Semi-Dark!Wally fans will like this one. I mean, you've got AU elements in spades, and you've got the most seamless integration of MULTIPLE cannons ever. But if that isn't enough for you... Wally wears a fedora in this one. It still isn't at the climax of the story, but what is there to read is pure win. It even has a pretty regular update schedule.

Strays by blackash26

  • Recommended by Willowleaf and Hinn Raven
  • Status: Dormant (The original story on the anon-meme is dormant, and some - but not all of it - has been uploaded to Archive of Our Own)
  • Synopsis: Batman is very happy with the way that Robin has picked up his training, his methods and his habits. Generally. But his protege showing up at the Batcave with two small children, Tim and Jason, clinging to him proves he's adopted one trait Batman would have rather he hadn't. It seems the batfamily has an incurable penchant for picking up strays, and Tim and Jason are only the beginning.
  • Comments: This fic is one of the most heart-meltingly adorable things in YJ fanfiction. Be warned, for this trooper does not "aaaaw" easily.
    • Seconded. This story is full of warm and fuzzy feelings, and every character is perfect. This story is the perfect thing to put a smile on your face and Batfamily love in your heart.
    • Here's its own tropes page!

Whiteout by Subatomic_grape

  • Recommended by LavanyaSix
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Minor AU. M'gann tries to ignore what she is, but after being forced back into her natural form every muscle in her body wants to go back to what feels powerful and comes naturally to her. It finally comes to a head when her team is threatened, and she is forced to choose between her shame, and their lives.

"Healing by Sassbrat

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Female Wally: Boudicca 'Brodie' West is found in an alley by two of the Rogues after being raped. As time goes by she struggles with healing from her ordeal with the help of her friends.
  • Comments: As might be indicated by the summary, this story manages to avert Rape as Drama by showing a very realistic reaction to both the rape and the aftermath by Brodie, the fem!Kid Flash and also showcases the reactions of those around her. There Are No Therapists is averted like in the show with Warrior Therapist Black Canary trying to talk with Brodie. This story is well written and worth your time whatever your opinion of the pairing or the premise is.
  • Warnings: Discussion of rape.
  • Pairings: Red Arrow/fem!Kid Flash

"Cranes" by Catchandelier

  • Recommended by Willowleaf
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: In one world, one we're more familiar with, Jonathan Crane has died. What essentially amounts to a cosmic filing problem leads to the former supervillain being offered a deal: He can be reborn into the world and become a hero, or he can die. Well, it was considerate of the Powers That Be to make the choice simple, in any case. He accepts, and in another time and another place, Johnny Crane is taken in by his previously unknown great uncle on his mother's side: One Alfred Pennyworth. In another time and another place, Jonny Crane moonlights as a vigilante known as Scarecrow on the streets of Gotham, and the team known as Young Justice is a very different group (somehow, though, everything important has stayed exactly the same).
  • Status: Dormant. Last update January 2013.
  • Comments: A hugely fun AU in which Scarecrow works bizarrely well as a good guy. The occasional interludes delve into the backstories of the people and places of this new world, letting the readers know exactly how much has changed and what's stayed the same. The author obviously loves writing this, and that love and excitement for AU potential just kind of oozes through the entire story.

A Minor Situation by hinn_raven

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gotham Academy is taken hostage and due to Batman being on League business, Young Justice is deployed. While infiltrating the Academy, the Team meets up with Artemis, Barbara Gordan, Dick Grayson...and Dick's younger siblings. Due to Wally and Dick being a couple, the Batsibs decide to test their older brother's boyfriend while Dick enjoys trolling his boyfriend because the rest of the team doesn't know Dick = Robin so they think Wally is cheating on both of them. But seriously; what could go wrong?
  • Comments: A surprisingly funny story so far given the set up and the Batkids are adorable. This is shaping up to be a good read, especially if you either like Robin/Kid Flash or the Strays AU because apparently it was a big inspiration.

Earning the Night by Adorable Pragmatism

  • Recommended by Completely Different
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Batgirl!Artemis AU. A different set of choices and circumstances leads to a different path. Artemis Crock takes up the symbol that shines in the sky outside of her bedroom window and becomes another kind of hero.
  • Comments: An interesting alternate possibility where Artemis's rebellion against her father takes a much earlier turn, and leads her to trying to earn the respect and title of the Bat.
    • The link is dead, an alternative link would be appreciated.
  • Someone re-uploaded the fic not claiming it as their own on here They made some grammatical corrections but that is it. I hope that this works

A Thorn In The Side by anonymous

  • Recommended by Gracie Geek
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: One day, Wally West discovers the formula that transformed his Aunt Pam into the supervillainess Poison Ivy and changes his life forever.
  • Comments: This fill was so much better than I'd hoped for when I requested it. Everyone is in character, and the author manages to spin Wally as a villain's sidekick in a way that is realistic for him.
  • The author has since deanoned and reposted (with updates) on

The Different Ways to Say Dad by Varmint

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Due to a change in history, Batman ends up raising Roy Harper, Jason Todd, Dick Grayson, Wally West, Megan, Conner, Kaldur, Artemis, Zatanna and Rocket...all at the same time.
  • Comments: This story is incredibly well written and sweet. The kids are slowly added with all but Jason getting at least some degree of explanation and the names they use fit each character perfectly. The only real flaw is the villainizing of pretty much the entire Justice League save Green Arrow and Superman but the explanation given makes sense and the rest of the story is so deliciously heartwarming you can let it go. Additionally the author has confirmed they plan to make a sequel.
  • Pairings: Slight teasing of Batman/Green Arrow and Batman/the general king from 300

You'll Find Me Just As Broken by damnation soldier

  • Recommended by carpediem
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Fem!Nightwing tries to handle the losses of the Invasion. Vulnerable and lonely, she by chance befriends the newest addition to Gotham's finest criminals, the Red Hood.
  • Comments: A very interesting take on a female version of Nightwing. Every one is IC. And the dynamics between the genderbent Dick and other characters is obviously tweaked, but in a smart way. Artemis' fallout with her concerning Wally's demise is dealt with very nicely too. The only complaint so far is that Red Hood hasn't showed often yet, but the story's just beginning.
  • Warning: OC's are involved.

Young Justice Next Gen by Crossoverpairinglover

  • Recommended by KRSPACET
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis What would have happened if Red Tornado had a different sort of program in place during the events of the Season 1 finale. How could the events of this change the story? As timelines collide and new heroes and villains appear, it can only get more complicated. For no villain can be worse than Project Nextgen. Multiple harems. Marvel influence though Young Justice World
  • Comments: One of the few Young Justice Harem fics, the story is not a place where the idea of hooking up with everything that moves is considered good. It takes much time to imply that what happens is practically rape to both parties. Viewing how a world controlled by the Light might evolve, it begins to create Marvel Characters, as well as other DC and INVASION era YJ characters in new ways, mixing the YJ verse and the DCnU, showing extensive research. One complaint could be that the writer prefers Superboy over the other two main 'harem leads', Wally and Dick. But he makes up for that by killing off Lagoon Boy.
  • Warning: While no sex ever occurs in story, it is mentioned. Violence.
  • Pairings: ....A lot. Mostly of the Conner-Harem, Dick-Harem and Wally-Harem variety. Monogamous pairings are also around....somewhere
  • Trope page: Young Justice Next Gen

Somehow I'm the Mother of the Year by Codefiant

  • Recommended by Dellanotte,cyissoul
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Talia decides to pick sides once and for all and marries Bruce. She was not expecting this to involve eight children, two dogs, and cats. Lots and lots of cats."
  • Comments: And ninjas. Unhappy ninjas, who will make you laugh, and then the next scene will make you laugh harder. Then, just when you're sure this AU can't get anymore ridiculous-yet-perfect... Hilarity Ensues. Also, legitimately happy Bruce. Also you will love every single bit of feels in this.
  • Pairings: Bruce and Talia, duh.

Stages of Deterioration by aradian nights

  • Recommended by secretlystephaniebrown
  • Status: Complete (the story itself is finished, but the author has promised an epilogue)
  • Synopsis: After Bruce finds Jason Todd, catatonic and traumatized, miraculously alive on the streets of Gotham, Tim, Dick, and Barbara attempt to fix their broken brother. AU for Invasion.
  • Triggers/Warnings: Violence, swearing, mental trauma, torture
  • Comments: A very dark, very angst, very good fanfic. The relationship between Jason and Tim in particular is really striking.

Caged Bird by velkynkarma

  • Recommended by Solipsism IF
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dick Grayson isn't adopted by Bruce. Instead, he grows up on the streets and navigates the underworld of Gotham using his own wits and bravery. When he runs into the YJ team, everything spirals downward.
  • Triggers/Warnings: Violence towards minors
  • Comments: Really, really great fic, updated quickly, and keeps all of the characters in-character.
  • Has now become a dead link due to the account not existing anymore. Pieces can still be read off Wayback Machine but not the full fic. Anyone have another link for the full story?

Camp Us by Shade's Ninde

  • Recommended by Dellanotte
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "College AU - Artemis has some interesting hallmates. Team hijinks, multiple pairings, featuring RA!RA and his hat-tossing skills. T for language and occasional questionable content."
  • Comments: No superpowers, and they're still The Team, anyway. Epically, Heartwarmingly so. Contains a realistic depiction of college life and its trappings, hilarious bonding moments, and a very epic Dick. All from Artemis' perspective.
  • Pairings: Mostly canon. And Roy/Kaldur.
  • Now with companion "Winning," which occurs right after Chapter 6 (Winter Break) and features one of the best games of "Never Have I Ever" ever.

Pharos by [[anon]]

  • Recommended by Seiya
  • Status: Dormant
  • Summary: Genderbending AU! All Alexandria "Lex" Luthor wanted was a nice date with Clark Kent. It turned into a night that changed everything.
  • Triggers: Fraud, Mind-Altering Substances, Talk of Pregnancy Termination.
  • Comments: Story starts of years before canon. Lex Luthor is still a supervillain and member of the Light and Conner is still born.
  • Pairings: So far Clex, Clois, Lex/Mystery Person

Schism by Writing Emi

  • Recommended by Completely Different
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Written for a prompt from the yj_anon_meme community: When Wally West got his powers, his psyche also created a new personality to deal with the trauma of the experiment and the new responsibilities of being a speedster.
  • An odd little fic that manages to be AU while still seeming perfectly believable within canon. Characterization is spot-on, and the writing is beautiful.
  • Pairing: Kind of confusing, but; one-sided Wally/Megan, Wally/Linda, Kid Flash/Red Arrow Kid Fate/ Artemis.

Hoist High the Black Flag

  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Status: Dormant
  • Summary: Dick Grayson is taken in by Slade, who gives him the training he needs to hunt down and kill Tony Zucco in revenge for what he did to Dick's family. Going by Renegade, he encounters Kid Flash. That's how the Justice League learns of Renegade's existence, and then they run into him again...
  • Unfinished.
    • Check out the companion fic, Lex Loci Delicti, as well. It's the same anonmeme prompt, with Lex Luthor taking the place of Slade. And it is complete!

Tuesday I Get A Little Sideways by Anon

  • Status: Dormant
  • Summary: Wally doesn't accept magic because that would mean accepting that he's half-fae, and he can't handle that. But then his sixteenth birthday comes, and the fairy queen steals him away. Well, his team isn't just going to take that lying down, now, are they?
  • Notes: This was written for the YJ Anon Meme and is unfinished.

''Where in the World? by midnightluck

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Wally isn't Mary West's biological son...he's Carmen Sandiego's!
  • Notes: A hilarious story about Wally being the son of the world's greatest thief. Highlights include Artemis' hilarity at the situation, Wally panicking over his mother stealing the Flash museum and Robin going into a rant about how awesome it was that Carmen stole the whole Alaskan Pipeline.

''It's Raining Bats and Cats by Hinn-Raven.

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: Artemis Crock is Black Cat, AKA the protégé of Catwoman, the big sister of Robin, the adopted daughter of Batman, the friend of the Justice League�wait, what? AU. Spitfire and Bat Cat
  • Notes: This is an incredible one-shot Cat!Artemis is awesome and hilarious, the Batfamily is wonderful and overall this is a worthwhile read...especially if you've ever wanted to see Artemis with a mother figure who can give her physical mentoring. Also great for Catwoman fans.

Map of the Problematique by alis_grave_nil

  • Recommended by Neo Queen Serenity
  • Status: Dead (last updated December 2016)
  • Synopsis: In which Bart Allen Bart sent back to stop The Reach Invasion, but arrives before season 2 in El Paso instead of Mt.Justice. But instead of being harmless, Bart is a traumatized child soldier from a Black Ops team, trained by future incarnations of the Batfamily, The League of Assassins and The Justice League—but is actively hiding this from The Team—Batman isn't fooled, nor is Nightwing and Bart has to earn their trust while manipulating certain events to prevent the Reach apocalypse.
  • Pairings: Bart/Jaime, Bart/Cassie, Jaime/Tye, Dick/Wally/Artemis and others [Bart is aged up to 15]
  • Comments: This is a dark fic that explores Bart Allen's canon status as a "Stepford Smiler", and takes it to its logical extreme. It explores his inner turmoil over his past and fighting his conditioning. It also paints a vivid picture of Bart's past [future?]the fall of humanity, and the fates of members of The Justice League and The Team.The story shifts between Young Justice timeline between seasons 1 and 2 and the dystopian post-apocalyptic world from Bart's time.
  • Warnings: Dark themes, domestic violence. PG-13 for now, but rating may go up
  • Notes: Features side characters from other DC Universes, like Power Girl and Thaddeus Thawne [Inertia]

Nobody's Messin With My Clique by A_King_And_Your_Lionheart

  • Recommended by Neo Queen Serenity
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A short one-shot in which the Team aren't heroes, but petty crooks and have no powers. It's actually heartwarming with an interesting dynamic and showing that despite that, the Team still cares for one another. Features Season 1 original roster.
  • Warnings: None

The Fall of Gotham by alis_grave_nil

  • Status: Dead (last updated October 2016)
  • Synopsis: In which the Team have now become hardened criminals due to several tragedies including the death of Wally West. It's up to detective Dick Grayson, Barbara "The Oracle" Gordon, and Batman to stop the group from taking over Gotham city, the site of all the tragedies they endured.
  • Warnings: Language and some violence
  • Notes: This fic was inspired by the fic above and takes it to its logical extreme. Set in a world where Artemis Crock is Tigress and undergoing her Start of Darkness, Dick Grayson is a detective, and Barry Allen was never the Flash, Wally West was.
  • Pairings: Predominately Artemis Cock/Wally West

Worst Case Scenario by clcman

  • Recommended by Eric W
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Stranded. Trapped. Hunted. MIA and fighting for their lives. The Light finally decides to eliminate the Team once and for all. Marked AU as it's a reinterpretation of the light's plans at the end of season 1.
  • Comments: This story is intense. In many ways, it's actually MORE intense than the season finale in canon, and introduces several elements that even the actual show hasn't thought to try. For this reason, the fic is a good read, but not for the faint of heart as there is VERY little in the way of breather chapters as the story goes on. Also, the author gives some tips to aspiring writers in the fic about different ways to have good writing in the author notes. Also, first in a planned 9 fic series!
  • Pairings: Artemis/Wally, M'gann/Conner

Safe and Warm by Thenarator

  • Recommended by Ellowen
  • Status: Complete, sequels planned
  • Synopsis: Six months after the events of Endgame, Nightwing tracks down the one person who might be able to rescue Wally from the Speedforce, but it soon becomes clear that Vibe needs their help as much as they need his—even if he's not willing to accept it.
  • comments: Very engaging story, despite most of the cast appearing it doesn't feel overcrowded. It really brings out some of the parallels between this take on Vibe—17 year old Cisco Ramon, a former captive of the Reverse Flash and later of ARGUS—and a pretty big chunk of the Young Justice team.

Young Justice: Earth-14 by Winchester48

  • Recommended by Tito Mosquito
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Alternate timeline. Alternate universe. A group of teenage superheroes go off to prove themselves capable as the Justice League, they become their own superhero team called Young Justice.

A Thousand Days Later by Sroloc Elbisivni

  • Recommended by Digi X Bot
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Three years after the Reach disapperance, Wally West returns to a world where the Justice League has disappeared and the world has been made crime free by his former teammates, now going as the Justice Lords. But he soon realizes that they aren't the same heroes as they used to be.

    General Fics 
Mainline Series by Kazyre
  • Recomended by Tylonius
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: When Wally doesn't show up at the cave one day for training, Dick immediately knows something happened to his best friend. The League is called in to help once they do find him. As well as the entire speedster family.
  • Comments: Quite possibly the greatest YJ fic on the internet. The characters are wonderful, the plot is masterful, and the writing is amazing, and the romance is both heartrending and heartwarmingly beautiful. A full ensemble piece that weaves together several different comic plots and characters into the Young Justice 'verse. Technically a series, but the first part is acts more as a very long first chapter to the second part, which picks up right after the first.
  • Trigger Warnings: Abuse, death, violence
  • Notes: KF/Robin romance.

Young Justice: Beta by Punisher 164

  • Recommended by Maxcron
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: We're second best, second choice, last option, and this is our story. A story of the beta team that helped save the world, but got no credit. It's a long journey to tell, but well-worth the tale. There were betrayals, fights, drama, love, friendships, dreams, and nightmares. Was being a hero really worth it? Read and find out.
  • Comments: This fanfic it's truly a masterpiece the author just grabs the world of YJ and makes it his own whit his team of OCs which grows larger as time passes and interacts with the original team as they evolve during the timeskip. Each of the characters have great development as the story progresses and the author has a great imagination with each arc having different dynamics than the previous one. Don't be put down by the Ocs, the way the story is written makes you feel like as if this could be cannon.

With Proper Motivation by Fayah

  • Recommended by eruFUN, Nana Bana
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Mr. Freeze realizes that there's a much easier way to find the cure to his wife's terminal illness: inject Robin with the same disease and let Batman do the work for him. After all, the dark knight can supposedly do anything with the proper motivation.
  • Comments: This is a really interesting take on how one event changes the canon events completely, and it's done in a way that there isn't much rehashing of the same exact canon scenes. The writing is excellent and the characterizations are spot on. If you like something that flirts with canon elements but also takes a unique route of its own, you should try this

Erasing Everything and Rewriting It by Ivee-Waterlilly

  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After falling through a window, Robin never expected to find a certain happy family in Crime Alley. His heroic instincts are his downfall, however, and his world changes instantly. No team, no Batman, and no Batcave to hide in.
  • Comments: Dark, tragic, and eventually heartwarming.

Without Me by Glimare

  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: KF's latest souvenir has finally done it, ruined Robin's day. Now he's gone to an alternate Earth where Robin never existed. Can he get home? How did his life make such a difference for his friends? And for Batman?
  • Comments: Way, way better than it sounds. One of the best characterizations of YJ!Robin found in fanfic.

Some Sort of Truth by kittu9

  • Recommended by J the Drafter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Zatanna spends a long month mourning her lost father. (Second Person)
  • Comments: This is the best take on Zatanna's place in the aftermath of "Misplaced" that this troper has yet read, and he's read a couple good ones. The writing does a wonderful job getting Zatanna's grief across, and the plot smoothly goes through the all changes Zatanna is forced to adjust to.

Before the Dawn by meowfu

  • Recommended by foxfireflamequeen, eruFUN., athenaswings, Ignis Fatuus
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Robin was captured and tortured, and he is not okay. But no one knows how to fix him when they're not sure what's broken. This is a story of pain and recovery, of family, friends, and support, and this is how Robin learned to laugh again.
  • Trigger Warnings: Graphic torture and non-graphic violation (they last a very short time, though, and the writer has specified the locations of all the explicit scenes here if you want to skip them); clinical depression.
  • Comments: A beautifully realistic venture into a dark, tragic world. Keep the tissues at hand; this is an emotional rollercoaster.

Proof in the Parenting by Takebuo Ishimatsu

  • Recommended by FanGirlAndProudOfIt, Zephyr 7, Keyseeker
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "The League is amused to realize that little Dick Grayson isn't the only one learning things from his new family." Batman's interaction with Robin, as witnessed by the Justice League.

Control by writing_emi

  • Recommended by Loracarol
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Wally West's dad is abusive. Mostly psychologically and emotionally, but because he never hits Wally, Wally doesn't think it is abuse. The team finds out the threat. H/C, Mostly gen with hints of KF/Rob.
  • Trigger Warning: For abuse.

On The Safe Side by Anon

  • Recommended by jenicaaladima
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The League just wants to be sure that their sidekicks are all right. Short, sweet, and hilarious.

Coming of Rage by Black Friar

  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Batman is infected with rage, leading Robin and Kid Flash on a mad dash through Gotham to find the cure before Batman destroys either himself�or someone he cares about.
  • Trigger warning: Violence towards children.
  • Comments: Everyone is in-character and the feels are overwhelming.

Bird Song by Anonymous

  • Recommended by Zephyr 7
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Robin sings like an angel. Each member of the team hears him at different times. It's so natural he never notices when he begins to sing.
  • Comments: This was just a lovely little fill where each of the members hear Robin singing (as an Actor Allusion to Jesse Mc Cartney) to Owl City songs. The one where Robin sang to an unconscious Batman was one of the most touching part.

Nobody's Child by Kizmet

Identity by Anonymous

  • Recommended by Waffled Flambe
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Robin is badly injured on a mission, and his teammates are completely unprepared for Batman's response.
  • Comments: This story really highlights the close bond between the members of Young Justice and examines how much Robin is tied to his superhero identity. Oh, and you might wanna have some Kleenex on hand while reading this, heartstrings will be tugged.

Collide by LaLaCat1

  • Recommended by Hinn Raven, Just Nobody, Zephyr 7, Keyseeker
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jason Todd lands in the YJ universe, where he tries to figure out why there's a new Robin and why Bruce doesn't remember him.
  • Comments: This is a really good story, told from Jason's POV, as he tries to understand the whole concept of alternate universes. Good writing, good characters, and a really interesting plot.
    • Agreed. It really is an enjoyable and thought-provoking read. The writing is good, with a few typos, and if you've always needed some slight Bruce/Jason reconciliation, here you go.
    • While good as a fluff piece, I can't help but feel that there was some overlooked potential in the early chapters. Batman accepted Jason a little too early, some build-up and drawn out antagonism would have been interesting. But the writer excels at capturing the character's voices, Jason especially stood out.
  • Trigger warnings: Coarse language.
  • Now with a sequel.

Fail Safes by kkizmet

Playing Scales by Anonymous

  • Recommended by Naganonamy, Salnax 1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Superboy is given an allowance, he has no idea what to do with it. So of course, he learns to play piano.
  • Comments: This is that story. I made dolphin noises at 3 am. This is a keeper.

Flutterbies by kingburu

  • Recommended by Marvelfan 019, Keyseeker, klfette
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: in a fight with Klarion the Witchboy, Wally is de-aged and the team unknowingly leaves him with his abusive mother and father.
  • Comments: Excellent plot, wonderful characterization, and an adorable 5-year-old Wally (what's not to love?).
    • Maki P does not believe the above comment makes the story justice. This is an absolutely amazing story and a major Tear Jerker; the Wests are horrible, horrible people, to say The Rogues make better parents than them it's all.
    • Gracie Geek - This troper doesn't really understand why KF-child-abuse fics seem quite popular, but I gotta say, this one takes the cake. I was squeeing the entire time I read this. Little!Wally isn't the only draw, either. It's brilliantly written and I like how KF was acting about his past at the end. He didn't allow it to damage him - he used it to make him stronger.
    • I cannot recommend this enough. The writing is excellent and the writer is very good at conveying emotion. The story line is good, the ending is great and kid!wally is too adorable for words.
  • Triggers: child abuse

Because Your Freckles Dance by anonymous

  • Recommended by Loracarol
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Wally dies in Robin's arms. This is not a spoiler. What the story is about is the aftermath, mostly told from Barry's POV.
  • Comments: Sweet merciful crap this is a tearjerker. It's mostly told from Barry's point of view as he comes across Wally and Robin, Wally dead in Robin's arms. IT's just... Seriously, I was crying. The author has a way with words that makes you feel for the characters as they [try to] come to terms with Wally's death.
  • Some Rob/KF, but not so much that this should be under the "shipping" fics.

Linchpin by Tiger Lily Roar

  • Recommended by sgtangua8, Keyseeker
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Heroes of the world have a *BIG* problem when Robin - yes, Robin - is kidnapped from Gotham City Academy. The big deal, other than the obvious? He was Dick Grayson at the time!
  • Comments: An entertaining plot that keeps you engrossed. While there are several misspellings, it still is a good story.
    • The story itself is good, but the mechanics of the writing are pretty painful. "Course language" really says everything about it.
  • Triggers: Abuse and coarse language.

Brave New World by dyaoka

  • Recommended by sgtangua8
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After being shot by an energy beam, Damian Wayne is found by the Young Justice crew.
  • Comments: The author does an amazingly spot on job writing the sarcastic thoughts of Damian. The plot gets better as it goes along.

Pretty bird and its sequel One by one by Ayries

  • Recommended by Fang Yingyu
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "It's stupid. If she doesn't want to tell them, why does she want them to notice?"
  • Comments: Now I'm not really an expert on DC stuff, but I found this while browsing and decided to check it out. What I got was very well written, well researched, and actually made me tear up a bit. (In a good way.) I really hope the author writes more of this.
  • Notes: Transgender character

Try Not To Laugh by Anon

  • Recommended by Zephyr 7
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The team was given orders to guard the Joker until the Justice League comes back for him. The Joker then proceeds to have a little fun by making sexual comments about Robin and Batman, infuriating Robin.
  • Comments: The anon got Joker's twisted personality well. And they captured Robin and the others' horrified and disgusted reactions perfectly. In fact, Robin isn't worried that Batman would ever do something like that to him but he was worried that his teammates would think that was the case.
  • Triggers: Disturbing imagery.

Hammurabi's Robin by Anon

  • Recommended by Zephyr 7
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Robin finds out where Tony Zucco, the man responsible for his parents' death, is. He goes off to get revenge, much to his teammates and Batman's distress.
  • Comments: Based on BTAS: "Robin's Reckoning". A neat incorporation of Young Justice and the animated series. The author does a great job writing the characters and the scene where Robin was dangling Zucco off a building and arguing with his teammates why Zucco shouldn't live tugged at the heartstrings, especially when you remember that Robin is just a thirteen year old kid who misses his parents.
    • Fics like this one are the whole reason WHY I read fan fiction. The raw emotion the writer is capable of putting into the characters is staggering.
  • Triggers: Almost-murder

Just Like Bad Wallpaper by Anonymous

  • Recommended by Gracie Geek
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: �Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.� The YJ team move, one by one, into Wayne Manor.
  • Comments: Short, sweet, cute and funny. Bruce's reactions were hilarious.

Family Ties by Shade's Ninde

  • Recommended by Gracie Geek
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the aftermath of "Alpha Male", the team are still holding Kaldur's omission of the truth against him when he suddenly goes missing - kidnapped by Black Manta.
  • Comments: If you're of the opinion that Kaldur needs more love, then read this. Incorporates Kaldur's parentage, his bromance with Roy and his relationships with Aquaman, Garth and Tula.
  • Triggers: Abuse.

Dare Not Meet In Dreams by Anon

  • Recommended by Zephyr 7
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The team goes back into time, ends up in Crime Alley and stops a mugging. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary. But when they return to their world, they find that their world is unraveling and blending with other worlds.
  • Comments: The author has an amazing flow where they show sentences and paragraphs concerning the present world and the alternate universe right after, to show how one little shift was able to throw all the worlds out of control. The blending of the worlds is done with excellent writing, tone and detail. The author also does a great job incorporating the different universes such as All Star Batman and Robin, All Star Superman, Batman: the Bold and the Brave, the mainstream comics, the comics!Young Justice, etc. A definite recommendation to read.

Snarls in the Timeline by Reef of Happiness

  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Artemis can't remember being captured by an alien species, and she also can't remember what they did to her, but the scars on her body and the expressions of her teammates tell her all she needs to know.
  • Rating: T for mentions of torture
  • Synopsis: A dark but matter-of-fact fic that captures Artemis's practical personality very well. Especially interesting in that it reveals none of the torture, only its nauseating after-effects.

Go the Distance by Anon

  • Recommended by Zephyr 7
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Five times someone thought Iris or Barry were Wally's parents and one time Wally honestly wished they were.
  • Comments: This is a Tear Jerker so you may need some tissues. Wally's parents are abusive and neglectful so Wally's aunt and Barry who both treat Wally more of a son than a nephew are by any other definition Wally's real parents. By the end, you just want to give Wally a hug.

In The Grave by Adoglover 5

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "You might want to breathe slowly or you could simply put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger or any way you want...You're going to die down here, Baby Flash." The Central City Rogues go farther than anyone ever thought possible. Now the Young Justice team and the Flash must race against time to save Wally before he's forced to take matters into his own hands.
  • Comments: An awesome story that is now complete. While the team, Wally, Barry and Batman may occasionally get out of character, I feel it's justified due to the situation they're in. The fic is well researched when needed and the writing is great. Numerous Tear Jerkers occur, specifically with Wally's flashbacks about his sorry excuse for a father and the team's reaction to Wally's predicament. Definitely worth a read but a word of warning: the author is a big and fairly blatant Wally/Artemis shipper so be prepared for it to come up.
    • Multiple typos, crude humor in early chapters, and most glaringly, the Rogues are terribly Out of Character. They are the definition of Punch Clock Villains, and so I can't see them doing something so needlessly sadistic.
      • Original poster here. I will concede all your points but I can at least slightly respond to the last one. All of the Rogues save Captain Cold make it clear that they didn't intend for the scheme to end badly (particularly Trickster who remains close to his normal self) and it's heavily implied that Cold has lost his mental bearings completely; I mean he blows himself up for goodness sake! But again I will merely say to each their own and point out that I enjoyed this story and think others might as well while conceding your right to dislike it.
  • Triggers: Child abuse, violence, coarse language, both attempted and successful suicides, disturbing imagery

The Bechdel Test by Shade's Ninde

  • Recommended by Zolavine
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis "Five times the girls talk about things that are not boys, and one time the boys discuss the ladies in their lives."
  • Comments: Very much what it says on the tin. The conversations are delightful and I wish that canon had the time (or inclination) to show stuff like this.

Civvie by Totally Losing It

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary, Nana Bana
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Wally West's kidnappers learn what it means to be on the bad side of two super-powered teams. Shameless Wally whump, because seriously? How FUN is that to say out loud?"
  • Comments: An interesting take on the kidnapping of one of the League's sidekicks given Wally is kidnapped in civilian identity by someone who wants revenge on his uncle's civilian identity. Does an interesting take on one of the potential moles and why they act the way they do and manages to bring the heroes featured into an odd little almost family. Worth reading if you have a few minutes to spare.

Blondes Really do Have More Fun by suzukiblu

  • Recommended by Kaza 999, opalinesque
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Magical genderbending...with a twist.
  • Comments: Everyone is in character and the writing is superb. It's a bit long, though
  • Warnings: Gender issues, transsexuality.

Brand New Hurt by 67chevyImpala

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kid Flash's family problems follow him to Mount Justice. Bruises the mask doesn't cover and injuries that can't be explained away by missions catch Robin's eye.
  • Comments: While obviously AU since in the show Wally has Good Parents while in this story his mother is dead and his father is a real S.O.B., this story is well written and very touching...not to mention we get to see protective Daddybats dealing with Mr. West. A good example of a story focused on the relationship between the Flash, Kid Flash, Batman and Robin.
  • Trigger Warning: Child abuse

In Case of Emergency by deranged black kitten of doom

  • Recommended by PitViperOfDoom, Zephyr 7, eruFUN, Keyseeker
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It had started as a joke, contingency plans made for various hypothetical circumstances, but then the world falls under mind-control, their mentors turning against them, and those rules made up in jest become something to survive by.
  • Comments: I honestly can't think of anything negative to say about this fic. The characterization is spot-on, it's well-written, exciting, suspenseful, and even emotional and heartwrenching at certain points. I'm sure everyone will want to give Dick a hug when Roy and Wally find him about a third of the way through. It is a bit long for a oneshot (over 50,000 words), so make sure you read this when you have way too much time on your hands.
    • What are you doing right now? Stop it and read this. Go on, do it. Don't ask why. It's the length of a novella, so read it in chunks if you want. (You won't want to.) This is one of the most well-thought-out, intelligent, perfectly characterized things. Not fanfics, just things. It has the ring of well-researched science fiction, and every single element has the air of someone who really knows what they're talking about. Just... just go. Read it now. Don't worry about the recommendations.
    • Gracie Geek - Holy crap read this read this now. This ate up two entire days which I'd promised myself I'd dedicate to homework but I can't bring myself to dislike this fic for it. It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, right up to the last sentence, even. I admit, I wish I'd seen more of the rest of the YJ Team, but nevertheless.

Making the Grade by LaLaCat1

  • Recommended by PitViperOfDoom
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sometimes even Dick can miss the warning signs. Sometimes not everyone can be trusted.
  • Comments: The writing is excellent, everyone is in-character, and this fic is one of the frankly too few instances of this certain issue being portrayed both seriously and realistically. Also contains Bruce being awesome.
  • Warning: Molestation.

Semi-Automatic by [[ Reef of Happiness]]

  • Recommended by Ignis Fatuus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After being held hostage, Robin is forced to fellate a gun.
  • Comments: A very interesting look into Robin's personality given that he's pretty much a child soldier.

A lifetime away by Anon

  • Recommended by TheViolentTomboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Robin and Superboy find themselves trapped in another dimension with no way back, so they build themselves a new life on this new world.
  • Comments: It's amazing what the two of them do once they accept that there's no way back home. Starting the League from scratch is one thing. And it's heartbreaking when they die and find themselves back in their home dimension and no time passed despite the decades they spent together. It's hard to explain how awesome this all is, not to mention full of Continuity Porn from all sorts of different canons.
  • Warning: Robin and Superboy being in a fully committed relationship with each other.

That's As Many As Four Tens by Anonymous

  • Recommended by Gosurori Otaku
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Superboy gets brushed off by Superman one too many times, and decides to do something that Superman would never, ever do. Something that only Superman's greatest enemy had the balls to do.
  • Comments: To say much more would ruin the surprise, but Superboy's thought process is utterly brilliant.

Sacred by Anon

  • Recommended by The Violent Tomboy, Keyseeker
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Zoom, impersonating the Flash, sneaks into Wally's room every night and sexually assaults him. Needless to say, things get very strained between Wally and the real Barry Allen, who has no idea what's going on.
  • Comments: Oh god. It's downright heartbreaking what Wally's going through at the hands of who he thinks is his beloved uncle, and how he feels that he can't tell anyone. And you can tell how much Barry really worries about his nephew and wants to help, but, well, it's not like Wally can turn to him for it.
    • It's well written, with great character dialog, but the rape scenes are very graphically written and can be unpleasantly squicky, so some heavy warning is in order.
  • Warning: Graphic descriptions of child rape and in depth exploration of psychological impact on the victim.

Getting There Is Only Half The Fun by Scotty1609

  • Recommended by Reuvas
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis Roy, Wally, and Dick all go on a camping trip in the woods... until things get out of hand.
  • Comments: This is one of those good old friendship adventure stories about surviving against the elements and an implacable mother nature. They're all wonderfully in character, the premise is interesting, and executed well, the writing is engaging, and the story is suspensful. And... it even makes you feel. Roy fans will love this. Also, probably the best animal!OC ever.
  • Triggers: There is some violence, and character death... well kind of.

Hero by anon

  • Recommended by The Violent Tomboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 5 times Superboy was caught wearing the other mentor's costumes, and one time he wasn' least that's how it started out...
  • Comments: What started out as a simple fill from a request that wanted Superboy trying on other hero's costumes has spiraled into an epic growing-of-age story for him. It's amazing to see him grow and accept himself into becoming his own person, and amusing how he holds Clark Kent in such a positive light while not knowing the man is actually Superman.
    • YMMV on this one. The first few parts are fine, but once the plot kicks in the ooc-ness of quite a few characters starts to jar because it no longer has the buffer of humor behind it. Approach with caution.
    • YMMV on the YMMV. As in all fic, there is some level of OOC-ness, and some of it is due to the fact that the story diverges quickly from canon (having been started in May). However there's an early incidence of humorless OOC-ness which isn't so much humorless OOC-ness as much as it is plot.

A Good Plan by Anon

  • Recommended by Zephyr 7
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In a single day, Bruce Wayne lost everything. Again. Dick Grayson and Alfred Pennyworth are dead. Superman puts Young Justice (minus Robin) on suicide watch who don't know that Bruce Wayne is Batman and that Robin is dead.
  • Comments: This was just an amazing story of Bruce interacting with the rest of the team, particularly as a person and not as the Batman. Of course, Dick and Alfred aren't really dead and they were just hiding to expose a certain organization.
    • Maki P It pains me to say it, but the First Ending (The BAD ending) is the best for the story. There I said it, the story is great either way, but it's better if it has tragic ending. Now if you don't mind I'll go cry somewhere for the cruelness of he world

Ready for This by Anon

  • Recommended by Zephyr 7
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "When other kids his age are playing with GI Joes and Matchbox cars, Dick Grayson is polishing Batarangs and sneaking his dad's cable launcher out into the yard to scale trees with."
  • Comments: Robin was just plain adorable here and his interactions with Batman are doubly so. The image of Robin hiding behind Batman's cape when he first meets Superman is perhaps the most cutest thing ever.

Untitled by Jayeinacross

  • Recommended by ranmouri
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Kara comes to meet her new family member and finds out that Clark doesn't talk to Conner. Kara disapproves and decides to set Clark straight." Based on a prompt from the anon meme.

snakeskin (hollow shapes) by kittu9

  • Recommended by LavanyaSix
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Paula Crock fell off a roof and came home six years later. She does not allow herself the luxury of illusions.
  • Comments: A wonderful introspective piece relating how Paula came to quit the business, and her tenuous relationship with her remaining daughter, Artemis.

By Any Other Name by Traincat

  • Recommended by anarden
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the Justice League's hideouts are compromised and the Team has to stay away, Batman leaves Superboy in charge of Lois Lane, which of course, has nothing to do with the fact that she personally knows Superman.
  • Comments: A funny and touching good story in which Lois, no doubt this being Batman's intention, calls out on Clark for ignoring Superboy, and even manages to help on their relationship.

Submerge by Shade's Ninde

  • Recommended by Much Ado About Nonny
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post-Depths. As she joins Kaldur undercover, Artemis has a few doubts about the whole operation.
  • Pairings: Wally/Artemis is mentioned. Kaldur/Roy is hinted at, but obliquely enough that one can interpret it as a close friendship.
  • Comments: Very well-done character study, done from Artemis' point of view.

Though This Path The World Has Laid For Me by Soului

  • Recommended by Gracie Geek
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The League needs better intel on the Light and Dick has a plan. He just wishes it didn't sound so much like something Batman would come up with. Spoilers from 'Disordered' all the way up to 'Depths'.
  • Pairings: Some Spitfire.
  • Comments: Very well-written introspective piece centred around Nightwing and his thoughts on the person he is becoming.

Father's Day by Masterdramon

  • Recommended by Chiropteru
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lex Luthor's never been much into the celebration of the third Sunday in June, but a routine visit to Project Cadmus might just change his mind on that...and on a few other things besides.
  • Comments: An excellent and intriguing character study of Lex Luthor.

The Things Between Us by anon

  • Recommended by Gracie Geek
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Robin comes out as gay. His friends don't take it as well as one could hope.
  • Comments: A well-written fic based around a simple concept. In a lot of slash fics, when a character comes out as gay, it's generally well accepted by the people close to them, but what if it isn't? Answer: it's both heartbreaking and frustrating. The fic hasn't been updated for a while, but what is there so far is very good.
  • Triggers: Homophobia.

The Things We Must Do by parvumautomaton

  • Recommended by Windona
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Reach might have been kicked off of Earth but Blue Beetle still has a score to settle, and he will not rest while he knows that other planets are still enslaved. Even so he does not want to get his friends involved. Too bad they are not going to be content to sit at home while he fights.
  • Comments: It is a great exploration of the fact that the Reach are still out there, with many planets enslaved, and a great take on the YJ version of the KDRA. A definite need-to-read for Jaime fans.

Charades by (Black-Friar)

  • Recommended by: Velkyn Karma
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: While Batman and Robin are mysteriously occupied elsewhere, the team are assigned a mission in Gotham that Wally suspects may not be all that it seems. When a link to a high-profile kidnapping is revealed, Wally is faced with the difficult task of keeping one of the Justice League's biggest secrets while also hiding his concern for a friend in trouble. Season 1 fic, taking place after 'Failsafe' and 'Disordered.' Mostly features Robin, Batman and Kid Flash, but the rest of the team and even a few Justice Leaguers make appearances as well.
  • Tags/Trigger Warnings: Some descriptions of torture/abuse, kidnapping
  • Comments: The summary just doesn't do it justice. There are a lot of Dick Grayson-gets-kidnapped-for-ransom fics, but this one really takes the cake. Well researched, well written, and the antagonists are chillingly savvy, making them believably stay one step ahead of Batman the whole time. An intense and highly engaging read.

From the Bones by Ms Wikit

  • Recommended by Kashi Waffles
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After an accident renders Lagoon Boy comatose, M'gann delves into his mind in an attempt to wake him up. In doing so, she discovers the secrets of his past.
  • Comments: It's a semi-sequel to the author's Robin fic Circus Dreams, this one featuring Lagoon Boy. It's insightful, slightly heartbreaking, and may make you rethink your opinion of Lagoon Boy. It also contains hits of Angelfish.

Young Justice: Darkness Falls by Angelus-v1

  • Recommended by Eric W
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:: Following the events of the Reach's invasion, The Team is faced with another incoming threat worse than any they have faced before. New faces join their ranks as others seek to destroy or enslave them while the last members of The Light cast its shadow over the Earth in its continued attempt to rid the world of its heroes.
  • Comments:: A Continuation Fic set immediately after the expulsion of The Reach. (no timeskip) Characterization seems solid enough, but the focus of chapters are a little different. More focus is placed on Beast Boy, Superboy, Miss Martian and Wonder Girl, while some like Blue Beetle, Static and Aqualad are more Out of Focus. Further, this fic borrows some concepts from Teen Titans and incorporates several of its heroes into the story. However, these are Young Justice versions of the characters rather than AU's, so it keeps the feel of the show going. The story is made of win, trying to capture the overall feel of the show, while still putting its own stories into the mix, as the league struggles with a foe much greater than any of the light was: Darkseid. Furthermore, even though the ending is open ended, it provides a kind of closure that any fan of the show needs after season 2. A must read for anyone who wants some closure for young justice.

Young Justice: Titans by Angelus-v1

  • Recommended by Eric W
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:: One year after defeating Darkseid, The League has expanded to include a third team. Where the black ops team operate on the sly, this new team will be publicly known. But now a new threat is on the horizon, one with a strong foot hold in Earth and looking for the perfect chance to strike with neither Earth's heroes or villain's knowing anything about it.

''Young Justice Thanksgiving

  • Recommended by Eric W
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:: Takes place after the Epilogue of Young Justice: Titans. Different members of the teams have different traditions with one thing in common, that wherever they may go, however they may celebrate, they are always family old and new.

Five Times Roy Wasn't Red Arrow, and One Time He Still Wasn't by anonymous

  • Recommended by: bookzen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Prompt from the anon meme: Robin and Wally rig the Zeta Beam to identify Roy as something different every time he walks in.
  • Comments: A hilarious short fic with great characterization of Dick, Wally and Roy.

With This Ring by Mr Zoat

  • Recommended by Gore17, ThrawnCA
  • Status: Ongoing (updates every day)
  • Synopsis: What happens when a man is thrust into a world that is both familiar and alien to him, equipped with the most powerful tool in the universe? A great deal of awesome, apparently.
  • Comments: A Self-Insert fic, where the main character wakes up one day in orbit, wearing an Orange Lantern Power Ring. From there, it details his integration into this new world, and the changes caused by someone with a Power Ring, both on the Team, in the world, and then throughout the galaxy. FTL dodges, anyone?
    • Contains in no particular order: pragmatic deals to get supervillains into better paths, pushing schizo-tech toward mainstream use, phenomenal cosmic power, kissing the Goddess of Nightmares and Madness, and porridge with golden syrup.
    • It's actually multiple stories in one; there are segments from alternate timelines that would have resulted from the protagonist making different choices at key points. By far the largest is the 'Renegade' timeline, where he is more blunt and direct instead of diplomatic.
  • Trope Page: With This Ring

Santa by PeachBelle

  • Recommended by Iowaforever
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lian asks her parents why Santa never comes to their house. Cute, fluffy Christmas.
  • An adorable little fic about Christmas for Roy, Jade and Lian. Has plenty of fun moments to go with the heartwarming ones.

Young Justice Outsiders: Now We Can Be Diamonds Together by JudeDeluca

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lian Nguyen-Harper and her daddy are big fans of "Steven Universe." One day Lian drew a picture of a new Gem for Will, and he posted it online for everyone to see. Will thought he knew how nasty the fandom could get. He was wrong.

Priorities by heyheroics

  • Recommended by lyra_dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In order to find out who has been sexually assaulting students at Gotham Academy, and against his mentor's initial inclination, Dick goes undercover at his own school. He knows he will be at risk, but it's all for the sake of the mission. It's always about the mission.
  • Comments: A lovely Dick Grayson-centric fic

And Superboy Makes Three by Anon
  • Recommended by TheViolentTomboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A crossover with the Marvel-verse, pre-Bereft. Captain America, appalled at Superman's treatment of Superboy, decides to adopt the kid.
  • Comments: It's genuinely heartwarming how Steve really cares about Superboy and wants the kid to be happy. Warning for yaoi-haters, Steve is in a fully committed relationship with Tony Stark, but it's obvious through the writing how much they love each other. Also, Tony Snark is still in full-force, enjoying trolling the hell out of the Justice League and Nick Fury.
    • My god, seconded so hard. Several people obsessively stalk that page waiting for updates, self included. If you read ANYTHING on this page, read this. I personally HATE crossovers, but this one doesn't even feel like a crossover. It feels like canon. It should be canon.
      • Page to be filled here.

Kalchie and especially its sequel Out In The World by thingamawhatsit.

  • Recommended by Naganonamy
  • Status
    • Kalchie: Complete
    • Out in the World: Complete
  • Synopsis: The first is an adorable crossover get-together story, the second is a prime example of the Coming-Out Story done right.
  • Pairing: Kaldur/Richie or Aqualad/Gear
  • Comments: You need to be familiar with Static Shock, because Richie's the POV character and half of it takes place in Dakota, but for fans of both shows it's fantastic.

The Last Son of Tomorrow by ''rgm0005

  • Recommended by SAMAS
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A hot young inventor has started making big waves in Metropolis, pushing medicine and technology by leaps and bounds, and even gaining the public support of Superman himself. But this brilliant young man, named Terry McGinnis, has a few dark secrets of his own, secrets that could decide the fate of two worlds...
  • Comments: Very well written and astonishingly thought out story. Every action and decision makes perfect sense.
    • Seconded. This fic needs its own page. It's amazing.

Young Justice: Red X by ''Hexalys

  • Recommended by Rogueristylover
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Robin, leader of the Teen Titans, wakes up in a world not unlike his own. Deciding to continue down the path of a hero, he takes up an old alias and leads a new team, Young Justice. As Red X, he starts to make a name for himself, as well as new enemies.
  • Comments: The story is a little strange, given that it Red X comes from an AU Teen Titans, but everything is explained in story well, and the presence of X quickly derails everything, creating a new and interesting Mythos that still feels like it could fit within the YJ cannon, especially as the show has been getting Darker.

[Two Birds by adorable pragmatism

  • Recommended by Hinn Raven
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One team is strictly on a mission. The other team wants to find out what they're hiding. With common enemies, working together becomes their only option. "We're not a promise of what's to come, and you're not a chance for us to change our pasts."
  • Comments: This is a beautiful crossover, with brilliant dialogue, a clever plot, and really well-done characterization. This is pretty much the most brilliant crossover this troper has ever seen.
  • The original author and copy of the story seems to have been deleted off HOWEVER, There's a downloadable version that can be found here, and there's a re upload by a fan found here! Also, the fan has gone on record as considering finishing the work in their own way, but nothing's come of it yet.

Royally Flushed by Satellites on Parade

Fixations by MathisMagic

  • Recommended by bookzen
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: YJ/Justice League Unlimited Crossover. The Flash is rescued from the Legion of Doom by the turncoat villain Tigress. Things go downhill from there as she brings in other members of Wally's old 'Team' to combat a mysterious force that is eliminating the Wally Wests of every universe.
  • Comments: A fun crossover between the universes and a sort of a fix it fic for Endgame. It focuses on Spitfire and the original team.

A Subtle Knife by industrious

  • Recommended by Tropers/
  • Crossover with Worm
  • Synopsis: "Waking up in Gotham with no idea how I got there wasn't the best start to my day. Killing someone in front of Batman with my newly discovered superpowers just made it worse. I'm not a good person, let alone a hero, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't try to be one. After all...if not now, when?"
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Comments:

Adorable Murderbeasts by DesertChocolate

  • Recommended by Mikeal52, Sithking Zero
  • Crossover with Pokémon
  • Synopsis: One day, Mahmoud Schahed finds himself on the outskirts of Metropolis with a bag, a flute, and six. He knows he's in a DC Comics universe, but has somehow forgotten which one, and the important details thereof. One foiled bank robbery and a session with the Lasso of Truth later, he finds himself taking the name of Trainer Red, and assigned to the Team with Aqualad, Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy, and Miss Martian. As such, this story is about the Self-Insert and his Pokemon, characters in their own right, becoming heroes in the Young Justice universe.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Comments: From the same author as Saiyan In Brockton, and Hunters of Death comes a story of a self-insert with his team of Pokemon shoved into the Young Justice universe. Each of the characters is wonderfully fleshed out, events happen logically, and the care the author takes with the universe is great to see. Has a Tropes Page, Adorable Murderbeasts.

Innocence and Experience by redgrass-and-silvertrees

  • Recommended by Reppuzan
  • Crossover with Batman
  • Synopsis: What starts as a normal patrol ends up shaking up the world of Young Justice when a future Robin appears. The Team struggles to deal with Damian and the future he represents all the while trying to send him home.
  • Status: Complete
  • Comments: This story is a satisfying take on the age-old "Damian meets the Young Justice team". Instead of the usual "alternate universe" premise, the author attempts to canon weld Damian's Pre-New 52 life story into the Young Justice timeline through time travel, and does so seamlessly, even managing some throwaway references to Batman Beyond. There is a lot of angst, and Dick is sometimes irritatingly (but sometimes understandably) hostile towards his future little brother, and the original villain Epoch is rather flat. Nevertheless, the original plot, good pacing, and overall strong dialogue make it well-worth reading for Damian fans while remaining firmly set in the Young Justice mindset.

Life Ore Death by Obloquy (crossposted to SpaceBattles

  • Recommended by Ash Devil, Kurkistan
  • Crossover with the Mistborn Trilogy
  • Synopsis: Renka is one of Tindwyl's surviving children, and the only full Feruchemist to survive the events of the series (off-screen). Three years after the series's end, she ends up in Earth-16 homeless, penniless, but with superpowers. So at the end of June, she walks into the Daily Planet and asks Lois Lane for an introduction to Superman, to help her become a hero.
  • Status: Ongoing with more than 200k words.
  • Comments: The author is trying to write it so that even people unfamiliar with the Mistborn Trilogy can understand what's going on. Renka has an intricate backstory being revealed in pieces, and her character arc is the opposite of most inserted characters: she already knows what her powers are and how to fight with them, but she has no idea who people are and needs support learning languages and hero codes of conduct. Plot pacing can be a bit zig-zag-ish, but character interactions are well-developed, fight scenes are well thought out, and it has steadily updated a few times a week since it was posted.

The Justice of a Tech-Priest by The Bad Panda

  • Recommended by Agent_B
  • Crossover with Warhammer 40,000
  • Synopsis: In the midst of a Chaos Invasion, a Tech-Priest of Mars is flung through a Warp Gate. Rather than a gruesome end at the hands of Chaos, the Omnissiah spared the adept's life. Now the Tech-Priest finds himself in a strange world with strange people, and must use his holy knowledge to protect it.
  • Status: Dormant (last updated December 2017)
  • Now has a page!

We Are Legion by Ragnarok Ascendant

  • Recommended by Panzerkampf
  • Crossover with Worm
  • Synopsis: An SI ends up arriving just before the Team drops Cadmus's ceiling on Blockbuster...and gets caught in the crossfire. Now what can best be described as a NOPE elemental, he joins the Team. Shenanigans ensue.
  • Status: Complete
  • Relatively fast-paced and, as described by one reader, derailed the stations of canon and made the train do a flip in the process. SI is somewhat OP, especially given recent developments, but hasn't entered the realm of the Mary Sue yet.

Son of the Wolverine by Avatar Conner

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Complete, with a planned sequel
  • Crossover with: Wolverine
  • Synopsis: His name is James Hudson, he is Wolverine's son. And this is his story.

Toxic by Avatar Conner

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2018
  • Crossover with: Spider-Man
  • Synopsis: After learning how to be a hero from the world-famous, or infamous depending on who you ask, Spider-Man. Mark Marshall and his symbiote parter Toxin decide to strike out on their own. Arriving in Gotham City, they soon come across a team unlike any they've seen. Rated M for Language, possible Gore, and OTHER 'winkwink' reasons.

Young Justice and the Pentawizard Tournament by xoverlover

  • Recommended by lyra_dhani
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: Character-driven. YJ Anon Prompt. The team goes in Harry's fourth year to be bodyguards for the Triwizard Cup. They're from a school of "alternative magic" and have to pretend to actually compete so they aren't caught.

Brick by Brick by Creativity Flow

  • Recommended by lyra_dhani
  • Status: Dormant; last updated 2018
  • Crossover with: Teen Titan
  • Synopsis: The Team was just trying to tie up loose ends. The light had been defeated, so they needed to make sure they stayed down. Robin was never supposed to be caught in the blast. The Titans were just going on a simple mission. Control Freak would take two minutes tops, then they'd go out for pizza. Slade wasn't supposed to interfere and single Robin out. The two Robins switch places, and no one is prepared for the consequences.


    Shipping Fics 

Dick and Wally's Bogus Journey by pupeez4eva.

  • Recommended by Linny_B
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "OH MY GOD, UNCLE BARRY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH BATMAN?!" - In which Flash!Wally and Batman!Dick travel to the past, misunderstandings ensue, and the team is thoroughly freaked out.
  • Pairing: Wally/Dick
  • Comments: This fic is just plain hilarious. It's spot on with the characterisation, there craziness and misunderstandings are just GOLD, and Wally's POV in this, and his internal commentary, had me laughing non-stop throughout the entire thing.

Such Vast Deserts We Cross by mekosuchinae.

  • Recommended by Ayries
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: M'gann turns matchmaker for Wally and Dick, but nothing plays out quite like she expects it to. (Superboy/M'gann)
  • Comments: Even if this ship isn't your thing, it's just a stunning piece of writing.

Moon and Sun by darkmistress in the shadows.

  • Recommended by Agent Cyan
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: In the end, they're not that different after all.
  • Pairing: Kaldur/Ariel crossover
  • Comments: The moments between Kaldur and Ariel are very sweet, especially when they grow up and learn their differences are more complementary than anything else.

How to Date the Girl That Seems to Hate You by Hezpeller

  • Recommended by marvelfan019
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Wally decides he wants to go on a date with Artemis, but takes a different tack than expected.
  • Pairing: Spitfire aka Kid Flash/Artemis
  • Comments: characterizations are excellent, has cute romantic moments between Wally and Artemis, but that doesn't keep them from sticking to their snarky routine. if you love Spitfire this is a must read.

Here Kitty Kitty by edwestwickfan1

  • Recommended by Gracie Geek
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's not coincidence when a small, orange cat turns up at Mt. Justice just when Wally goes missing. Somehow, Artemis gets lumbered with cat-sitting.
  • Pairing: Wally/Artemis
  • Comments: The quality picks up after the first chapter and gets even better. It's lighthearted, funny and cute. A definite read if you want some believable Spitfire fluff.

The Scientific Method by Satellites on Parade

  • Recommended by onemillionpicarats
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Wally realizes that he might like Artemis more than he thought he did. He freaks out and runs to Superboy for girl advice.
  • Pairing: Wally/Artemis
  • Comments: Somehow, Wally being a Dogged Nice Guy to Artemis's Defrosting Ice Queen is way cuter than it sounds. Plus, it makes bacteria look romantic.

Cat in the Cave by Destiny 919

  • Recommended by gravedancer121
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Wally finds a mysterious cat on the beach. Except she's not so mysterious - she's Artemis.
  • Pairing: Wally/Artemis
  • Comments: Very cute two-shot, worth taking a few minutes to read.
    • Link is broken, and google seems incapable of locating the story.

Keep Prying Eyes Away by shadowinthedark13

  • Recommended by gravedancer121
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "You're young and it's hard."
  • Pairing: Wally/Artemis
  • Comments: While this is a Spitfire fic, it's also one of the most heartwrenching portrayals of Artemis's past and family. Incomplete.

Hypothermia by xyukiix

  • Recommended by gravedancer121
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Because he would be the one qualified to be her personal heater."
  • Pairing: Wally/Artemis
  • Comments: One of this troper's favorites, it really shows how Wally cares deeply for Artemis.

The Thimble Ninja by Tiger Queen

  • Recommended by gravedancer121
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Wally bets he can out-ninja Artemis.
  • Pairing: Wally/Artemis
  • Comments: Really cute and funny, the ending came as a complete surprise to this troper.

Midnight Days by shadowinthedark16

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "She's missing," Batman says. He shakes his head, pulling away from them. And from the looks on their faces�his friends, his mentor�he knows they're telling the truth.
  • Pairing: Wally/Artemis
  • Comments: Well written but features some of the darkest Artemis torture I've ever read. Quite frankly it's gut wrenching to see just how badly broken the story's events leave Artemis but this story is definitely worth your time.
  • Triggers: Torture and some language.

Genius Denied by Katty 008

  • Recommended by: devsHaruhix
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Until he got superspeed, Wally was picked on for being in special ed. When he got his powers, suddenly he didn't have to be in special ed and no one had to know he was anything less than a genius. Still, he was always afraid someone would find out. And he really didn't want that someone to be Robin if it meant he might face rejection again.
  • Pairing: KF/Robin
  • Comments: I cried. I cry just trying to tell people about this fic. It's wonderful, but that's awful because you feel every blow to Wally's emotions, but it finishes off sweetly so all is well.
  • Triggers: "Retard" is thrown around a couple times in reference to the teasing and negativity Wally has faced and fears.

Sleeping Beauty by Bubble Fairy 03

  • Recommended by: Haluwasa2
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: If you got hit in the head with a building, literally, what would you dream of? Wally wakes up to find himself prince of the Kingdom of Flash. Now he must journey across the land on a quest to awaken his true love: the "princess" of the Kingdom of Bats!
  • Pairing: KF/Robin (Light hints Miss Martian/Superboy)
  • Comments: Amazing story! It's fluffy and funny and a very good read, especially with the mesh of all fairytales. Its well-written and seriously cute!

You and I, Right or Wrong by chalantness

  • Recommended by Gracie Geek
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "This changes nothing." He narrows his eyes from behind his glasses and hopes he sounds as convincing as he needs to be. But she just tilts her head, amused. "Wrong again, Sidekick. This changes everything."
  • Pairings: Mainly Roy/Jade. Also includes GA/BC.
  • Comments: What I love about this fic is how it shows Roy and Jade's relationship growing in a realistic and healthy way. A definite read if you love this pairing.

crackerjacks by Adreus

  • Recommended by Oddric
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: We could totally run away and start a circus together.
  • Pairings: Robin/Zatanna
  • Comments: Short, sweet, intelligent, and funny. Balances the fluff with those communal daydreams we all had as kids. Sweet enough that you'll get cavities, but doesn't go over the top - a rare thing in fanfiction.

Split Brain Syndrome by Adreus

  • Recommended by g3m1n1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Girl likes boy. Girl likes another boy. Boy is the same person.
  • Pairings: Robin/Artemis/Dick
  • Comments: Pretty much the defining fic of the Traught fanbase, described by the author as 'fluffy angst.' Including the prologue, eleven chapters of sweetness. READ IT.

Compromised Skylark Evanson

  • Recommended by Jthe Drafter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Batman confronts Robin with a few hard truths about the Boy Wonder's relationship with Zatanna.
  • Pairings: Robin/Zatanna
  • Comments: This fic was written in response to how the show chose to portray the Robin/Zatanna pairing, and it does a good job getting its point across. Namely, gratitude in the midst of grief isn't the most lasting form of attraction, and the show's decision to make most of Robin and Zatanna's moments together about Robin giving Zatanna emotional support send some disturbing messages about what Zatanna saw in Robin.

The King's Red Guard by fleet_of_red

  • Recommended by Windona
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Believing that he was delivering justice, Brion crossed the line and executed his traitorous uncle. Now with the Justice League banned from Markovia, all eyes are on the new king, who is alone and vulnerable from insidious influences. Good thing he finds a kindred spirit in Red Hood. And Jason Todd finds himself the perfect partner to exact his revenge on Batman. Spoilers for season 3 of Young Justice
  • Pairings: Brion/Jason, past Brion/Violet
  • Comments: The pairing you didn't know was perfect until you hear about it. The fic explores what they have in common and how they fit together as angry young men whose morality is a bit questionable.

    Fan Videos 

Roy Respectable by BRB CRIMEFIGHTING

  • Recommended by: Misstikilicious
  • Comments: Red Arrow as Kim Possible, Kid Flash as Ron Stoppable and Cheshire as Shego. The clips match the Theme Song perfectly.

Young Justice Original Comics (New Earth) Fanworks

    General Fics 

Into the Brighter Night by shoalsea

  • Recommended by darkemyst
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When an unknown enemy threatens Robin, Gotham's vigilantes come together to keep him safe. Unfortunately, they're protecting the wrong Robin, but Tim has his own plans for his rescue and they don't involve the Bats.
  • Comments: A Continuation Fic that reunites the (surviving) members of the original team for some lighthearted fun, which is occasionally overshadowed by just how many terrible things have happened to all of them since their YJ days. While the fic is in a never reached point in the pre-Flashpoint universe shoalsea does bring in DC Rebirth elements when they work, like Bart returning to his Impulse identity from Young Justice (2019). It manages to keep everyone wonderfully in character despite the large cast which expands from the core four and the Batfamily to include almost everyone who was ever a member of YJ.

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