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These are recommendations made by tropers for Young Wizards fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

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  • Recommended by: Troper Name
  • Crossover with: List the works the fic crosses over with. If the work isn't a crossover, remove this line.
  • Status: Completenote /Ongoingnote /Hiatusnote /Dormantnote /Deadnote 
  • Synopsis: Give a synopsis, whether it's yours or the one the fic gives.
  • Pairing(s): List the pairings in the fic. Use the x/y (e.g. Alice/Bob, Charlie/Delilah, ect.) format.
  • Tags: If any are known. These would be things like W.A.F.F., Lemon, Crack Fic, etc.

The Young Wizards universe turns out to lend itself particularly well to crossover fics — often, but not exclusively, involving the idea that characters from the crossover universe are in fact wizards. In some cases, this is in addition to their usual occupation in the crossed universe; in others, it's more of a substitution.


Call and Answer by Morbane

  • Recommended by: djonn
  • Crossover with: The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Status: Complete as written. Room clearly exists for a continuation, which would potentially make a major left turn into AU territory for the Narnian side of the crossover, but no followup has appeared to date.
  • Synopsis: Two young women from sharply different cultural backgrounds find themselves on Ordeal in Narnia, which leads them to an abandoned Cair Paravel at a point early in the tale of Prince Caspian. None of Duane's wizard characters appear herein; rather, the protagonists, Mariam and Elizabeth, are the author's own creations, drawn with sensitivity and a keen eye for background. The choice of new heroines is thoughtfully made, and makes the story viewable as a (highly intriguing) modern re-imagining of the early chapters of So You Want to Be A Wizard itself.
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  • Tags: Alternate Universe (for Narnia)

To These Ends by melannen

  • Recommended by: djonn
  • Crossover with: Captain America The Winter Soldier, Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Jasper Sitwell teleports into Tom and Carl's yard and meets Nita Callahan. Takes place just at or after the climax of Winter Soldier, establishing that several major MCU characters are (or have been, and/or possibly will be) wizards. On the Duane side, this appears to be set post-Wizards at War but prior to A Wizard of Mars.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe (for the MCU)

Wizards in Winter by oniongirl

  • Recommended by: djonn
  • Crossover with: Batman, Birds of Prey. Takes place some time after Wizard's Dilemma.
  • Status: Complete; first in the Bats and Wizards sequence.
  • Synopsis: There's an alien eating improbable amounts of Gotham City's garbage — and the two teens who accidentally set it loose in the first place need the Bat-family's help to catch it, although Batman himself doesn't appear. The story is told chiefly from Robin's and Black Canary's viewpoints, and features a number of other secondary DCU Bat-characters. The two teens noted are in fact Nita and Kit, and the story has a great deal of fun examining the in-multiverse implications of the crossover's occurrence.

    The author admits to drawing from many different strands of DC continuity; the overall tone of the narrative comes closest to that of the DCAU, while also effectively maintaining the integrity of Duane's voice and characterizations. And although the story establishes that this Batverse has its own wizards, it doesn't really qualify as an Alternate Universe as such.
  • Pairing(s): N/A, though while the story is gen, various same-sex partnerships or possible partnerships (all F/F, all on the Batverse side) are casually noted along the way.

Wizards in Winter by vibishan

  • Recommended by Bee123, djonn
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Calvin and Hobbes
  • Synopsis: This falls into the class of crossover that really, really shouldn't work but in fact turns out to be brilliant. Of course Calvin gets an offer for a wizard's manual - which comes in the form of a comic book - off the back of his cereal box, and of course his Ordeal turns out to involve a planet of snowmen much as Dairine's involved a planet of sentient silicon chips, and of course Calvin's formal greeting to the Lone Power is “Hey, boogerbrains! Scram!” And then things get just plain wonderful in the best sense-of-wonder tradition. The writing here is sharp and exactly on key for both the source canons, and you can't help but be very, very worried about the Lone Power's odds now that Calvin has wizards' powers at his command.


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