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Stories which primarily focus on the normal goings on of the cast.

Cat's Cradle by Pengy Chan

  • Recommended by: saibhandari, Orbiting
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 'Gigantic, June 1991. Gentarou Hongou awakens inside a room he's never seen with a [5] written in red on the door. He has a key card, no idea of what's going on, nine hours to get out… and eight people to beat to it. Hours tick by, and the snare of fate tightens around him and his two unlikely allies as they play a Game that will define their lives - and deaths.'
  • Comments: Fic detailing Ace's experience with Gordain's Game. Very well written and fits perfectly into canon.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Death, Horror, Gore, Mystery.

Anything Else by Yammdere

  • Recommended by: Shadow Spectrum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Stuck together with very little time left, Tenmyouji and Clover have a talk. There's very little reason for secrets anymore.
  • Comments: Tenmyouji and Clover talk about their shared past after Dio chains them to the sink in VLR. Gets their dynamic and sense of despair down well.

Empty Virtue by Chessanator

  • Recommended by: Kinrah
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Phi's perspective of the events of Virtue's Last Reward. Complete with Plot Locks and all nine characters' endings. Will the trials of her game repair the void in Phi's soul? Or will they break her, leaving her empty of virtue?
  • Comments: This story reads almost how VLR would play from Phi's perspective; where in the games Sigma and the player become confused by Phi's odd outbursts, this story presents Sigma's story through Phi's eyes. A long runner since 2015, there are a couple of acceptable breaks from canon, but an excellent use of plot locks. Each of VLR's endings has been retooled, so as Sigma gains insight into one player, Phi gains insight into another.

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Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

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    Shipping Fics 
Stories whose primary focus is on romantic or sexual relationships between the cast.

Electric Sheep by Kiichu

  • Recommended by: Mandichaos
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Luna/Dio
  • Synopsis: Post-VLR. After discussing the fate of the failure with her superior, Luna is left in charge of Dio.
  • Comments: Excellent character development for Dio, which is why the pairing works - but without spoiling it too much, the fic also doesn't shy away from why this pairing doesn't work either. This fic made me actually care about Dio, which is impressive considering what a two-dimensional jerk he is in canon (although there are reasons for it). If the pairing is making you do a double-take, don't let that stop you from checking it out.


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