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     Complete 

Stars by TMBrown

  • Recommended by: rioludoodle, mcgrew, Burginabc
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Nick and Judy write e-mails back and forth as Nick struggles to adapt to the world of being a ZPD Academy trainee, and Judy tries to tackle her next case with a temporary unhelpful partner."
  • Tags: Midquel
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • This fic pulls off the e-mail exchange between the characters very well and captures their personalities spot-on. Engrossing not only for the events discussed but also the subtext gleaned in between the lines of a very minimalist writing style. Miraculously, not a smidgen of shipping. (rioludoodle)

Zootopia: At Our Core by Granteed

  • Recommended by: Herbieriffer; Dogman15; Burginabc
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Three months after the incident that nearly divided the city of Zootopia in half, Judy and Nick have been making the best of their time as partners on the Z.P.D. Though things have been relatively quiet since then, the agenda of a new activist group coupled with an apparent resurgence of assaults threatens to throw the city into a panic once more."
  • Tags: Sequel
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: An excellently-paced fic that takes place after the film, provides a lot of characterization and action in the first two chapters and even a correct view of police protocol. A highly engaging read! (Herbieriffer)

The Strongest Bonds by Blenderguy15

  • Recommended by: Soulfire72
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Two years after the missing mammals case, Nick and Judy take first steps toward settling down. As they continue their police work together, they come across a new case; remnants of Bellwether's work."
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Fan-Preferred Couple
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A well written story that examines the married life of Nick and Judy while maintaining all their charm and chemistry. All characters are well written and the quality of writing is great despite it being the author's first fanfiction. It elegantly weaves one of the original ideas for the movie into the main conflict. The climax is, emotionally, one of the most powerful I've read in a Zootopian fanfiction so far. Rated for some sexual references and violence. (Soulfire72)

Zootopia: Partners by Kittah4 (also on FFN)

  • Recommended by: Soulfire72
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "A collection of stories of various length and types about the evolving relationship between Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, starting from just as the movie Zootopia ends and beyond. Mostly lighthearted, there are a few intense moments, and some of the stories are cases."
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A great collection of one shots that progressively follow Judy and Nick's lives as partners. There's a great mixture of humour, emotion, intensity, and heartwarming moments that remains down to earth for the most part. The goofier chapters come in the crossover/AU chapters, but were still enjoyable nonetheless. A recommended read. (Soulfire72)

Water Under the Bridge by WriteAnon(Link)

  • Recommended by: YonksAgo, Madd The Sane
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Judy and Nick are wrapping up their careers as patrollers and moving up in the echelons of the ZPD. Not a moment too soon, as a seemingly open-and-shut case reveals a deadly conspiracy that could tear the megalopolis apart. Once again, Team WildeHopps must race against the clock against cunning old enemies and dangerous new ones.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Fan-Preferred Couple, Dark Fic
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A witty, fast-paced crime drama with an interesting focus on detective work and a slowly unfolding plot. Characterizations are spot on and the dialogue and banter is fresh and clever. Rated R for some mature subject matter, extreme graphic violence, and disguised profanity. (YonksAgo)

A Mountain I'm Willing to Die On by Vera

  • Recommended by: PoweRespect, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which they solve a murder, join a movement, and finish falling in love.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Fan-Preferred Couple, Dark Fic
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A very intriguing mystery with some romance on the side. Takes place a year after the film, with Judy and Nick living together. (PoweRespect)
    • Seconded! The case itself is a dark mystery that wouldn't be out of place on an episode of Law & Order or some such show, and the issues discussed and the way they're dealt with take the already forward thinking social commentary of the movie and turn the dial up to ten, but the story manages to do all of this while keeping the original spirit of the characters and world intact and does some even more wonderful world building of its own. Also the romance is an extremely well done slow burn that does not distract from the main plot, but rather plays off of it and blends with it seamlessly. (Enjoydamoment)

Lone Diggers by The Qing

  • Recommended by: saltin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Deep in the neon bowels of the Lone Digger nightclub, Judy & Nick must once again confront the savage heart of their beloved metropolis. (Inspired by Caravan Palace's Lone Digger music video)
  • Tags: Sequel
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: This story takes a sombre, complex look at how Zootopia might have changed for the darker after the events of the film as Judy and Nick wade through the aftermath of the eponymous music video while contending with a shadowy new addition to the ZPD. Something of a longer and more dramatic counterpart to the author's similarly morbid, but much more upbeat Zootopia story, Zootopia the Musical: A to ZPD (feat. Benjamin Clawhauser). (saltin)

three steps back, shuffle on by story_monger

  • Recommended by : ThisIsRidiculous, Burginabc, mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Judy doesn't know when to stop, Nick makes mistakes, the state of the world continues to underwhelm. Working through it all is a team effort.
  • Tags: Sequel, Platonic Life-Partners

Zootopia: A Tail of Two by 1tT4k3sTw0

  • Recommended by: lknmjh
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A fan-made sequel taking place months after the first film. When a new villain arrives to threaten Zootopia Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps are on the case. But while they try to solve this case their feelings start to cause a brand new obstacle.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Fan-Preferred Couple
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: If you thought a fan-made sequel could never be on par with the film itself, then prepare to say goodbye to that way of thinking. The villain's plan is, when you get down to it, a much more sinister plan than Bellwether's. The fanfic also gives time to expand upon Judy and Nick's relationship, not only as ZPD partners, but as what they are to each other. (lknmjh)

Blind Spots by Falke

  • Recommended by: PersonWithManyAliases
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A murder investigation teaches ZPD a few things about Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, and teaches Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde a few things about themselves.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Fan-Preferred Couple, Dark Fic
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A cool little police procedural that focuses on drama rather than romance. Rated for Graphic Depictions Of Violence. (PersonWithManyAliases)

Breaking Bellwether by Alex Reynard

  • Recommended by: NiGHTS, Burginabc
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One year after stopping the plot that could have divided the city, Judy decides to visit the person responsible in prison. Will she find an unrepentant lunatic, or is there yet hope for the one who almost had her killed?
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Fan-Preferred Couple, Short-Form
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A fantastic one-shot exploring Bellwether's motivations. Squeaky clean, which is surprising if you know the author's usual fare. (NiGHTS)

Hungry Ghosts by SignificantOtter

  • Recommended by: H.TorranceGriffin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A relic of Nick’s past returns in an unexpected way, and he and Judy have to grapple with the consequences. Also featured: an almost unbelievable number of animal puns.
  • Tags: Sequel
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: Excellent world-building, padded out backstory for Nick, a bit of police corruption, and an Evil Plan that is at once mundane/venal and even more viscerally horrifying than the movie. Be warned, while this is teen rated it is clear at several points that very unpleasant things are going on just off camera. (H.TorranceGriffin)

A Bitter Pill by ciaconnaa

  • Recommended by: Burginabc, mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "'Do you think...you'll still want to be a cop? After all this?' Nick asks. The heart rate monitor beeps steadily as she catches her reflection in the blank screen of her phone: broken, bloodied, bruised. She doesn't look like herself, doesn't feel like herself, and quite frankly, she doesn't know if she'll ever be herself again. But she nods anyway, because she thinks that's what Judy Hopps would do."
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Fan-Preferred Couple

Awkward Questions by earthstar

  • Recommended by: Burginabc, mcgrew, Madd the Sane
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Judy and Nick can handle many things, but answering questions from third graders is quite a different challenge."
  • Tags: Sequel, Short-Form

The Road To Recovery by Jayme F. Midorikawa

  • Recommended By: JJHil325
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Takes place between Bellwether's arrest and Nick's graduation. Nick helps Judy to recover while making a big decision to change his life for her."
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Rated: K+
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: It was an interesting interpretation on what happened between the climax and the epilogue. It's really sweet in a few places, but there's also a couple of tense scenes. Overall, it was a nice Fic. (JJHil325)

Red Flags by appending_fic

  • Recommended by: Burginabc
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "A visit by dignitaries from Europa doesn't turn out as boring as expected when a crime occurs that may threaten relations between the two nations. The investigation thrusts Nick and Judy into confrontations not only with criminals, but also with Europa's dark history. The strength of their friendship may prove to be their only support against the painful realities of an imperfect world."
  • Tags: Sequel, Rated: Teen and up

Blue Berry by rilojenkins

  • Recommended by: mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After being pardoned for the murder of Judy, Nick is set on retrieving the carrot pen from the clutches of mayor Bellwether.
  • Tags: Midquel, Short-Form

The Redemption of Gideon Grey by YFWE

  • Recommended by: PresidentStalkeyes,mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Judy and Nick are given a task that seems more like a fun getaway: providing a little security for the annual Bunnyburrow Fall Harvest Festival. But things aren't as peaceful as they may now be in Zootopia, and the two cops are thrust into a brand new caper - solved with the help of a certain pastry-baking fox from Judy's past.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Fan-Preferred Couple

How to Treat a Festering Wound by TheCatweazle

  • Recommended by: mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dawn Bellwether is arrested - now what? What about Judy Hopps, the bunny most predators consider to be Enemy Number One after the disastrous press conference? What about the con-fox Nick Wilde? Will he have a chance to become a police officer? Can they heal the wounds they have caused? (Sort of a companion story to the author's other one, "Hammer to Fall.")
  • Tags: Midquel, Dark Fic

I Still Think of Her Occasionally by TheMrLucario

  • Recommended by: lknmjh
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: (One Shot) It's difficult working with someone who no longer cares about you.
  • Tags: Short-Form
  • Unmitigated Reviews
    • Comments: A simple one shot that can tug at some heartstrings if you're not prepared. (lknmjh)

The Call by Sir Talen

  • Recommended by: mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Nick has to deal with the fallout from a vicious attack on Judy, as a new player enters Zootopia's criminal world.
  • Tags: Sequel, Dark Fic

The Campaign by nota999

  • Recommended by: KhaosKyuubi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the aftermath of the events of Zootopia, the race for the mayor's office is underway. Can the idealistic young fox Todd Renard defeat the fearmongering Turnbull?
  • Tags: Politics, Election, OC-Centric

Ars Moriendi by twocentnuisance Part One of the Zootopia Omnibus Series

  • Recommended by: KhaosKyuubi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Cities are like oceans. Vast and teeming with life and mysteries. Everything is visible towards the surface. The deeper you go, the stranger, and more dangerous, things become. And something awful has stirred in the dark and cold depths of Zootopia. It is hungry for blood. It has been several months since former mayor Dawn Bellwether's arrest, and Officers Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde have risen to the challenge of keeping the city from falling apart. Despite the bright outlook promised at stopping the savage predator plot, speciesism, both unlawful and lawful, continues to further divide the populace. Fear, as it turns out, has not loosened its stranglehold on the city. It has only tightened its grip. And this fear has kicked awake something monstrous.When a new, and frankly odd, murder case falls into their laps, the duo jump headlong into the case. Before long, the pair realize that their murder investigation reaches far beyond the victim, and will have deadly ramifications for the city and for them.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Slow Burn, Murder Mystery, Series

Change, A Peek Into Prehistory by Steve Gallaccinote 

  • Recommended by: rva98014
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adversity demands change. Will a paleolithic Lion Pride be willing to adapt?
  • : Prequel, Xenofiction, Dark Fic, Short-Form

Quid Pro Quo by Anon8043

  • Recommended by: rva98014
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Bellwether is arrested, Nick finds that he doesn't know what to do next, instead just putting one paw in front of the other. Confronted with the knowledge that his 20 years of being alone cannot protect him from a certain rabbit's winning smile, he finds himself in a deal to talk about the past that he never put into words. Maybe 20 years is all it would have to be.
  • Tags: Midquel, TimeSkip, Dark Fic

Culture Clash by TaiGambol

  • Recommended by: burginabc, mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "In the multicultural mixing pot of Zootopia, there's bound to be mismatches in expectations sooner or later."
  • Tags: Sequel

Guardian Blue (Prequel) - Thanks for the Fox by sarsis (also on AO3)

  • Recommended by: mcgrew, burginabc, Madd The Sane
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Nick suddenly refuses an assignment from Bogo, he's forced to reveal an extremely painful glimpse of his past to both his boss and his partner. Judy wants more than anything to help him, but Nick adamantly does not want her involved. Stubborn as always, she involves herself anyway and discovers something unbelievable that may light the fox's way through his darkest hour.
  • Tags: Sequel, Drama, Hurt/Comfort

The Rehabilitation of Dawn Bellwether by WastedTimeEE

  • Recommended by: Nights, PegaBrother, mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Released four years after the Night Howler scandal, Dawn Bellwether struggles to rebuild her life, as most still see her as a monster, and her former accomplices want her back into the fold for a much greater conspiracy - or else!
    • The author has placed the erotic scenes into a separate Grand Lewd Ewe Events fanfic.
    • The sequel, A Lamb Among Wolves is a Meet the In-Laws sequel where Dawn struggles during a long weekend where she meets her mate's family.
  • Tags: Sequel, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Sex
  • Unmigrated Review
    • A big-time Cry-for-Bellwether. For what is essentially a "Draco-In-Leather-Pants-Fic", it's really well-done, especially considering the author mostly does smutty furry art. There's more parallels between Bellwether and Judy, and reveals a lot more about her past, motivations, and her role in the Night Howler scandal that I honestly think better fits her character than in the original film. But unlike the typical DILP schlock, it doesn't disregard her more heinous past actions, either. On top of that, it raises the stakes in it's conflict without going full-time grim-dark, tugs at the heartstrings without being overly-sappy, and the OC literally designed to be a romantic interest for Dawn actually feels human (or mammalian, whatever), and NOT like a Gary-Stu.

Patient Zero by IronicSnap

  • Recommended by Burginabc
  • Synopsis: A look at the first predator to mysteriously "go savage" - one of Lionheart's beloved bodyguards.
  • Status: Complete
  • Tags: Prequel, Short-Form

Night Terrors by Rick Griffin.

  • Recommended by Zarpaulus
  • Synopsis: Nick wakes up from a nightmare of a Zootopia gone horribly wrong.
  • Status: Complete
  • Tags: Sequel, Comic

No Second Chances by Sable1456, also on FF.net and DeviantArt

  • Recommended by: Icey Helado
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Two years after the Nighthowler incident, Judy and Nick are assigned to a new case; a peculiar break-in in the Zootopia National Bank, which gradually complicates, as Wilde and Hopps face new enemies... and friends."
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel

Partners by SkyeLansing (not to be mistaken with the other "Partners" above)

  • Recommended by: Lightice
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Working for the ZPD is a demanding job, even more so when you are the first of your kind on the force. Although Nick and Judy make an effective team, trying to balance the demands of work while still maintaining a social life is a challenge of all its own—especially in the face of social pressures brought by living in a city still recovering from pred/prey tensions.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel
  • Comments: A serious police procedural about a terrorist threat on Zootopia, with an old acquaintance of Nick's at the center of it all. Not a Dark Fic, but deals with some heavy subject matters, including severe discrimination against predator/prey relationships, that tend to be seen as something akin to a rape/murder-fetish.

What if? Collaboration by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps, et al (also on AO3)

  • Recommended by: mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if... Judy and Nick were hitmammals for Mr Big? What if... the Night Howler case had never happened. What if... Nick and Judy ended up in jail for crashing that train? On a routine patrol, Nick and Judy get to find out just what might happen in those situations, as a machine in Fitwik's Arcade lets them examine the, What if's? in life. Created by 45 authors/artists and counting.
    • Most of the short stories in this collaborative anthology simply use the VR machine in Fitwik's Arcade to justify an AU setting. However, some don't use the VR machine and are set in the "real world" of the collaboration, and others explore the implications of the VR machine more deeply. As you might expect with a collaboration of this size, the various installments are quite diverse, but overall it's very enjoyable.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Alternate Universe

What Happened at N.I.T.E. by Pandora (paperclipbutterfly

  • Recommended by: Burginabc, mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:In the aftermath of the Nighthowler Incident and Dawn Bellwether's arrest, the city's political leaders institute free counseling and support services to those suffering from assorted emotional and psychological traumas stemming from the many attacks. The Nighthowler Incident Therapy and Education (N.I.T.E.) sessions are meant to help all mammals—both predators and prey alike—find resolution together as they come to terms with what happened to them and the pain they caused each other. Dr. Melanie Leuca recounts during her own counseling session with her therapist what happened to her and the mammals she served at the latest N.I.T.E. session... and how it stands to change the future of the program completely.
  • Tags: Sequel,OC-focused, mild Dark Fic (Ascended Fridge Horror)

The Long Hustle: Vol 1, Welcome to The Jungle by SirRedFox

  • Recommended by: Khaos Kyuubi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsys: Welcome to the Jungle, the largest Prison on the out skirts of Zootopia, housing the most dangerous criminals. A place Nick Wilde finds himself trapped in for the next two years, and must survive everyday. Is Nick back to his criminal ways, or is he just pulling a hustle. Know:"Life in Prison is worse than Death."
  • Tags: Sequel, Undercover, Police Procedural, Mild Shipping, Fan-Preferred Couple, Drama, Angst

     Ongoing 

Born to Be Wilde by Berserker88 and Mind Jack (Link)

  • Recommended by: PresidentStalkeyes, Upplet
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Only a few weeks after joining the ZPD, Nick Wilde is already confident that he's become a brand new fox. But as a mysterious group starts taking out the biggest criminals in the city, he suddenly finds himself pulled in two different directions by his new life and his old. Unfortunately for him, only one can win out in the end, and the other will be erased forever.
  • Tags: Sequel

Lost Causes And Broken Dreams by eng050599

  • Recommended by: REV 6 Pilot
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The Honeywell Genetic Counselling Centre is one of the most advanced research facilities in Zootopia. It was the product of the failed hopes of two of Zootopia’s pioneers in genetic therapies, and their last gift to their city. They were an interspecies couple, who yearned for a child of their own. Genetics is not kind however, and outside of a very narrow range, these pairings invariably lead to sorrow. This is a story of pain, loss, but maybe some hope. Then again, hope is the cruelest joke played on the desperate.
  • Tags: Sequel, Elsewhere Ficnote , Dark Fic

Guardian Blue by Alps Sarsis (also on FFN)

  • Recommended by: rva98014, Kalmbach, mcgrew
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: This long-running series follows the continuing adventures of Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde starting about six months after they become partners. The series itself remains ongoing, although several stories (sometimes styled as "seasons" of 26 chapters) are complete. The earliest stories were retroactively added to the series as prequels. In his notes, the author recommends starting the series with Thanks for the Fox. The series comprises the following stories, in the approximate order the events of the stories occur:
    • Guardian Blue - Who Writes This!
    • Guardian Blue (Prequel) - Thanks for the Fox
    • Guardian Blue: Season 1
    • Guardian Blue: Season 2
    • Guardian Blue Special: Fall Festival
    • Guardian Blue - The Duke of Absolution
    • Guardian Blue - Winter Hearth
    • Sheepless in New Reynard (ongoing)
    • Guardian Blue: Season 3 (ongoing)
  • Two additional stories in the Guardian Blue continuity have been published as the Guardian Blue - After Dark series. These stories are more explicit, and are not necessary to read and understand any of the other Guardian Blue works:
    • Guardian Blue - Taboo
    • Gratitude (ongoing, a side-story set at the end Guardian Blue: Season 1)
  • Tags: Sequel
  • Pairings: Nick/Judy, Jack Savage/Skye
  • Now has a trope page under construction!

Earning the Badge By BunnyRock

  • Recommended by: DeVos
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Nicholas Wilde sighed "You know, if this was a movie, they'd just cut from me saving the day at the museum to me getting the badge. Cut out all that tedious, messy, inconvenient hard work and training that wouldn't look good on film." Nick wants to join the ZPD but real life is messy: a criminal conspiracy, having to get a job, and work out what his relationship with Judy is? Messy
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick? Hinted this ship may yet develop.
  • Tags: Sequel
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: Nick is in counseling to try and make himself less criminal and trying to find a legitimate job to put on his resume so he can apply for the police academy, Judy re-joins the force after the events of the film, and Bogo has to deal with Nighthowler hitting the streets and a backlog of cases, and it all just focuses on how difficult and messy the film's ending would be in real life while setting up Nick as a consultant with the ZPD and the fact that him and Judy aren't really sure themselves exactly what their relationship is. (DeVos)

Death Becomes You by DarkFlameWolf (on FFN, on AO3)

  • Recommended by: Berserker88
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: It's been over a year since Bellwether's plot to turn prey against predator. Judy and Nick are now detectives at the ZPD and a budding relationship is forming. However, all turns sour as a new crime wave sweeps the city that threatens to tear the very fabric of society apart. Rated M for extreme violence & strong sexual themes.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Dark Fic, Two Lines, No Waiting
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: One of those darker stories that actually uses dark elements properly, showing a Zootopia under the claws of tyranny while using Two Lines, No Waiting to flash back and forth between the past and present. The story uses this device brilliantly to keep some light-heartedness intact while slowly building up the conflict that led to these grim circumstances. Tense does not begin to describe it. (Berserker88)

Buried by FreewayofFlight

  • Recommended by: KhaosKyuubi
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Nick Wilde comes face to face with his worst fears as disaster strikes, and every second is a second too long.
  • Pairings: Nick/Judy

    Dead/Dormant 

The Zoo by UnrealFox

  • Recommended by: Herbieriffer
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "Zootopia is a place where any animal can be anything they want to be, but some animals just want to be criminals. Zootopia is facing a two headed threat that may unravel the city down to it's very core. Can the Z.P.D.'s finest make heads or tails of what's happening before nothing is left?"
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Disturbing Themes, Blood and Gore, Sexual Content
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A somewhat dark fanfic concerning the aftermath of Nick and Judy's first case together. It's got some gore and blood in it, as well as some sexual content, so tread lightly. This one isn't for kids. (Herbieriffer)

Way Back Home (211 Miles) by SaharaSquared

  • Recommended by: brb1006
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Stu and Bonnie Hopps' lives are changing - the partnership with Gideon Grey, the pride and joy of Bunnyburrow out patrolling the street for tickets. One Tuesday night it starts changing drastically. There's life 211 miles outside of Zootopia, and it's about to get thornier.
  • Tags: Hero of Another Story

The Zootopian Dream by Heat3000 (also on FFN)

  • Recommended by: Black Vion
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Two years after the Night Howler Incident, the city of Zootopia is in decline. Officers Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps become snarled in controversy when a minor, open-and-shut crime sets in motion a chain of events far larger than anyone in the city can imagine. Now, the duo is racing to piece together who is committing these crimes, what's their motive, and can they be stopped before they become the next targets?
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: An intriguing story following Judy and Nick as they uncover a government conspiracy. (Black Vion)

BvB: Butting Heads by PresidentStalkeyes

  • Recommended by: Berserker88, Burginabc
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Siamese cat Sam Burmowitz is an idealist, but he's also a lawyer, and his profession doesn't take kindly to his type. When he finds himself tasked with defending an almost universally-hated corrupt politician and anti-predator speciesist on a one-way street to life imprisonment, he is driven to the brink of madness as he tries to uphold his motto: everyone deserves a second chance.
  • Tags: OC

Three Months a Fox by WildeNick (Link)

  • Recommended by: fatescanner
  • Status: Dormant (last updated November 2017)
  • Synopsis: Picking up just seconds after Nick is crushed at the ZPD presser, follow him on a three-month journey of self-discovery and survival of 'The City Gripped by Fear'. Along the way, there are more attacks, protests, a new mayor, and a deviously unfolding plot to turn Zootopia against predators. While Nick will inevitably end up under a bridge with Judy, this is the story of how he gets there...
  • Tags: Dark Fic

A Partner by Lanthano

  • Recommended by: Burginabc, mcgrew
  • Status: Dormant (last updated September 2017)
  • Synopsis: After that first false start, what would it take to convince Nick he belongs on the police force? There are many reasons it's not a good idea, and changing your whole life around just for the sake of working with a new friend can seem like a big risk. Takes place after the confrontation at the museum, but before Nick goes off to the academy. How did he get there?
  • Tags: Midquel

The Thin Blue Line by Ruirik (also on FFN)

  • Recommended by: Dan Lansdowne, Burginabc
  • Status: Dormant (last updated March 2017)
  • Synopsis: To protect and serve the citizens of Zootopia, an officer must be willing to give his or her all. But the weight of the badge is heavy, and the price all officers must pay will be steep. When a simple call goes wrong, all are reminded of the burden of standing on the thin blue line.
  • Tags: Genre Shift, Dark Fic
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: An absolute gut-wrencher of a fic that follows our heroes after one of them is seriously wounded when responding to a call. You may cry. Contains graphic descriptions of gunshot wounds being inflicted. An ongoing fic, so content warnings may be subject to change.
    • I would like to comment that for something so radically different in style and tone to the original, it's remarkable how thoroughly it manages to avoid Character Derailment for the characters and setting. This is a great strength for it, as all of its drama and pathos is only made stronger by the fact that these are, believably, the same characters we know and love from the movie. -Burginabc

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Shipping Fics

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you're always hoping that we make it by berryhibiscuit

  • Recommended by: Assassin-sensei
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Judy collapses on her bed, looking up at the ceiling. 'I’m getting married,' she says aloud, delicate as a dragonfly’s wings, as a gossamer veil, all white."
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: An excellent one shot about Nick and Judy getting engaged. Great characterization and emotion. (Assassin-sensei)

Addition by Jonn Wood (also on AO3, on DeviantART, and on Spacebattles, all illustrated)

  • Recommended by: TheTroperOutOfSpace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Try moving in." Judy needs a new place and Nick has a spare room.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A cute one-shot involving some funny and ultimately very sweet character interaction. (TheTroperOutOfSpace)

the plunge by sunny-bear

  • Recommended by: PersonWithManyAliases
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Judy's life is nothing like a romance novel.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A long one-shot that follows Judy figuring out what love is like, then what falling in love is like. (PersonWithManyAliases)

Evidence by Julia451

  • Recommended by: PersonWithManyAliases
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After its great scare, Zootopia is more or less at peace, but a lot of unanswered questions remain, the most important one being: Are Officers Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde just friends or a couple? Their colleagues at the ZPD review the evidence.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: It's more of a comedy piece, as a distinctly harangued Chief Bogo listens to his office gossip yet again about the ill-defined relationship between their newest officers. (PersonWithManyAliases)

Cause I've Been Thinking by those other things

  • Recommended by: Silver261
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "He'd almost choked on his tongue because the last person to tell him "I love you" was his mom, and that was when he was 18." A Slice of Life fic, served up hot. And with blueberries.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: It's a 22k-word long one-shot that is entirely from Nick's point of view (Don't worry, it's still in third person). (Silver261)

The Vacation by Northmelody

  • Recommended: brb1006
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Judy receives an invitation to a reunion of her old class in Bunnyborrow. When she decides to attend, she asks Nick to join her...
  • Parings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping

For Fox Sake, Bunnies Shouldn't Drink by Warm_Regards

  • Recommended by: rva98014
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Nick and Judy decide to hang out together, and things take on a turn for the tipsy."
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping

Never Time to Say Goodbye by PullTogether

  • Recommended by: SirTropeTropeTrope
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Judy goes on vacation, leaving Nick to deal with his feelings for her the only way he knows how... by pretending like they don't exist. But after a tragic accident, he's forced to come to terms with his past mistakes as he struggles with the possibility that he may lose Judy forever.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping, Alternative Character Interpretation
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: I love this story, and the two followup stories (Burdens of the Son and Lives Unraveled). Good pacing and a great balance of humor and drama. The cliffhangers killed me when I read them, but luckily they are complete now so readers don't have to wait to find out what happened! This one was more fluffy than the second one, which read more like a crime drama (still had fluff though). I'm still processing the third one, which was odd but good in its own way. (SirTropeTropeTrope)
    • Be warned that the interpretation of Judy's character sharply contrasts with her original character, and may not come across as genuine. - Soulfire 72

I Need You by Kalum16

  • Recommended by: lknmjh
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if when Judy apologized to Nick had gone a little differently. What if more feelings had been revealed?
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Shipping
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A very excellent one-shot that slightly expands the scene where Judy apologizes, while also adding just a splash of romance that just plays out so perfectly, you'll swear it was an actual deleted concept intended for the movie itself. (lknmjh)

It Can't Be Helped by InHerOwnWorld

  • Recommended by: Zarpaulus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Nick exhibits some vulpine tendencies; purring, sniffing, cuddling, scent marking... much to Judy's confusion.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Shipping, misunderstandings
  • Notes: So many cultural misunderstandings, even before winter.

We're Something by DreamerInTheMist

  • Recommended by: Zabilac
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "'So I dreamed of my ex tonight.' She twitched, and he knew he had her undivided attention, even though she kept her eyes trained firmly on the nothingness in front of them. 'Didn’t know you had one.'" Or: Nick and Judy sit on a park bench at one in the morning and carefully tread the waters of discussion over past lovers, office rumors, and the future of their friendship.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: A very beautiful one-shot that explores Nick and Judy's relationship. Nick opens up to Judy about his insecurities and Judy remains a supportive friend throughout the whole story. It's funny, heartwarming, and enough to tug at your heartstrings as you read. (Zabilac)

Judy Jumps in Headfirst by PullTogether

  • Recommended by: SirTropeTropeTrope
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Nick and Judy realize there's more between them than just friendship after he enlists some elephant-sized help getting her out of a particularly tight spot. Always remember to look before you leap, Judy! Nick Judy humor and fluffy romance. This story can be read as a standalone, but I like to think it takes place shortly after my other story, Lives Unraveled.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: Fourth in the series, though it can be read as a standalone, this one is awesomely hilarious, with the Judy+Nick shipping turned up to 11. It's rated T, though it has some humor that possibly pushes the edge of that rating. (SirTropeTropeTrope)

First Five Minutes by ciaconnaa

  • Recommended by: This Is Ridiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For Nick and Judy, deciding to get married was easy. Deciding on their new names, however, took some time: well, five minutes at least.
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Fluff, It's straight up diabetes

something like prayer by weatheredlaw

  • Recommended by: NausicaaoftheSpirits, ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "To love another is something like prayer, and cannot be planned. You just fall into its arms because your belief undoes your disbelief."
    — Anne Sexton
    or: judy/nick drabbles
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: I second this recommendation so hard, you guys. Weatheredlaw's worldbuilding is incredible, whether it's an AU or canon compliant. Read it! (ThisIsRidiculous)
    • One word of warning... "Chapter 23: Sea of Love" is a very well written, heartfelt and devastating story of love, illness and death. Be prepared before you read it as it is a highly emotional gut punch. (rva98014)

The Meetings by Emma89

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, mcgrew, Burginabc
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This story follows a single bunny mother and a tiger, from the moment Judy sees them on the bus. It explores the difficulties they face in an increasingly hostile city as pred/prey tension rises in the wake of the savage attacks
  • Pairings: Tiger and rabbit mother from the bus
  • Tags: Midquel, Shipping, O.C. Stand-in, Elsewhere Fic

You Know What They Say About Foxes (They'll Break Your Heart) by ozymandias314

  • Recommended by: Smash Genesis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Nick and Judy having sex was an accident. Nick and Judy falling in love was even more an accident. And as long as she repressed her emotions enough, Judy was pretty certain that she could pretend that neither of them had ever happened.
  • Parings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping

History Repeats, If You Let It. byGameguy1992

  • Recommended by: KhaosKyuubi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Nick Wilde has a problem, he's attracted to his partner Judy Hopps. But in the sparkling city of Zootopia such relationships are looked at with mockery and contempt. Lucky for him Chief Bogo saw fit to reassign him and Judy to a Cold case from over 40 years ago; so they can spend lots of time together figuring out what happened. But history repeats itself, and in this old, forgotten and mishandled case Nick might just find a reflection of him and Judy. Question is, will he learn from history or repeat it?
  • Pairings: Nick/Judy

    Ongoing 

When Instinct Falls, by upplet

  • Recommended by: Berserker 88, MindJack
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Three years after the Night-Howler case, a married Nick and Judy work to combat Zootopia's biggest criminals, all the while exploring the city and learning more about themselves along the way.
  • Pairings: Nick/Judy, OC/OC
  • Tags: Shipping

The Door Series by Elite Shade

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis:
    • The Door: An unfortunate human teen used to a life of abuse and abandonment suddenly finds his way to Zootopia! Will he find a place for himself in this new world? And how will the residents of Zootopia react to the strange new mammal called a human? (Complete)
    • The Shift: A spin-off of The Door, this story follows the story of the humans after they have undergone certain...changes... (Dormant; last updated August 2017)
    • The Keyhole: The sequel to The Door. Some time has passed and the presence of humans in the city of Zootopia has faded a bit from the headlines. The story continues! (Complete)

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Dating For Dumb Bunnies by Lionna

  • Reccommended by: brb1006
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Nick tries to ask Judy on a date. It doesn't go quite as planned.
  • Parings: Judy/Nick
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping

Love in Bunnyburrow by Borneman

  • Recommended by: Zarpaulus
  • Status: Dead (last updated January 2017)
  • Synopsis: One sunny Saturday morning, a certain black sheep from his past walks into Gideon Grey's bakery. Life in Bunnyburrow will never be the same.
  • Pairings: Gideon Grey/Minor Character
  • Tags: Shipping, A Day in the Limelight

What I didn't Do by Garrulous Parakeet

  • Recommended by: KhaosKyuubi
  • Status: Dormant (last updated September 2017)
  • Synopsis: Nicholas Wilde is to be put to death in just under half an hour for a crime he may or may not have committed. He fully intended on dying today, but a certain rabbit he knew had a habit of upsetting his plans. Or Learning to trust your loved ones despite the circumstances.
  • Pairings: Nick/Judy
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping

In Memory by Steve Gallacci

  • Recommended by: Zarpaulus
  • Status: Dormant (last updated September 2017)
  • Synopsis: After finding a litter of orphaned kits Nick is forced to reconsider his past, and his relationship with Judy.
  • Tags: Sequel, Kid Fic.

Alternate Universe Fics

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Two Worlds, One Family by emmydisney17

  • Recommended by: katrinahood
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An orphan girl named Ella from a human only town arrives in Zootopia and befriends Nick Wilde. When Judy Hopps enlists their help, they help solve a missing mammal case which ends up becoming a conspiracy gone wrong.
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: Obviously, this is an AU in which humans do exist, but they live in a separate town. If you're not a fan of AUs like this, then this fanfiction isn't for you. However, if you don't let this AU bother you, you'll be pleasantly surprised at this fanfic's good quality. (katrinahood)
  • Tags: Sequel, Alternate Universe

A Solid Plan by niraD (also on AO3)

  • Recommended by: Burginabc
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What you plan and what takes place may not be exactly the same. Here's another take on the events at the museum, starting with the revelation of Judy and Nick's plan.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Short-Form

Judy is Dead by mistermead

  • Recommended by: KhaosKyuubi, Madd The Sane
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Zootopia's first vulpine officer, and for decades now, its first vulpine police chief. It’s a hard job for a hard animal, but can the arrival of a new officer Hopps make it any easier?
  • Tags: Sequel, Alternate Universe, Character Death
  • Notes: Comes with a Companion Piece written by both MasterMeade and WriteAnon titled Pearls Before Swine. It focuses on the corrupt dealings of the current Mayor of Zootopia: Mayor Swinton.

all bets are off (when you're an honest liar) by Raynos

  • Recommended by: Smash Genesis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:"My name? With a name like Nick Wilde, why would I be embarrassed of anything?" "Nick of the nicknames? A little too fitting." Judy sat back in her seat at the bar, with her arms crossed. "Are you pulling my leg with a fake name?" Nick - if that was even his name - shrugged off her comment. "Maybe I am. And what's your fake name, beautiful?" Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde have a different meet cute when Judy joins the force earlier - he tries to pick her up at a bar. Banter and flirting send temperatures sky rocketing, but is that all that's going on?
  • Tags: Alternate Universe
  • Notes: An excellent fic that continues in several sequels, all of which together create the Mercy!AU.

Prosthenisis by the Inktree

  • Recommended by: Typhon Omega
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: What starts as a re-telling of the film in a science fiction setting grows into much more. The story turns many of the elements of the film on their head, with androids replacing predators as the feared group. A mostly-flesh Nick teams up with an entirely-android Judy to crack the biggest case the solar system's ever seen. Did I mention Judy is also a sentient ship?
  • Tags: AU, cyberpunk, cybernetics, robots, space ships.

Silenced by the Lamb by George J. Valtom (also on AO3)

  • Recommended by: mcgrew, Burginabc
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Judy Hopps saw the mayor turn her best friend into a beast right before her eyes, just before he attacked her. Miraculously she survived - and ended up hospitalized for weeks. When she's finally released, she finds a Zootopia sliding towards disaster. With Bellwether one step ahead, Judy will have to find the allies and courage needed to save both Nick and the city she loves."
  • Tags: Sequel, Alternate Universe, Dark Fic

While We're Young by Dizzie HamHam Writer

  • Recommended by: Soulfire72
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "An AU story of Nick and Judy meeting each other as kids. Judy Hopps, a little bunny from the small town of Bunnyburrow and Nick Wilde, a little fox from the huge city of Zootopia. As Judy prepares for her play for the Talent Show, Nick's family plans their first trip outside of the city. So what happens when that trip is at the town of Bunnyburrow?"
  • Tags: Friendship, Family, Alternate Universe, Fluff
    • Comments: A unique story with Judy and Nick meeting up as kids. And it only gets more adorable from there. While the style of narration and grammar may be weird at first, overall it really works in this story's favour. Yep, somehow spelling and grammar mistakes actually make this story endearing.

And All That Jazz by WANMWAD

  • Recommended by: Zarpaulus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The year is 1927. Prohibition is in full swing and notorious gangster Mr. Big is behind bars for tax evasion. When his rivals start turning up dead, it seems his gang may still be bootlegging. Desperate to prove herself and put an end to the violence, rookie Prohibition agent Judy Hopps pulls Nicholas Wilde out of the Witness Protection Program. Can she trust the fox who put Mr. Big away?
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate History

Burrow by Canadian Crow

  • Recommended by: Mistamage
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Thirty years ago, the collapse of the St. Claire mega-burrow became one of the greatest tragedies in mammalian history, claiming the lives of nearly thirty-five thousand rabbits. Three decades later, a reporter from the Zootopia Herald has come to Bunnyburrow to learn about St. Claire, the day history nearly repeated itself at Homestead, and the heroes who rose from the ashes.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate History
  • Notes: A set of stories told in a similar format to that of World War Z, where Judy joined a subterranean rescue operations group instead of becoming a police officer, due to the Mammal Inclusion Initiative never becoming law.

    Ongoing 
Through a Glass, Darkly by WhatABummer
  • Recommended by: Burginabc
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Zootopia was once a much darker place. What happens when the Nick Wilde that is and the Nick Wilde that could have been switch places? Reality hopping shenanigans, that's what.
  • Tags: Sequel, Alternate Universe, Two Lines, No Waiting

Sunderance by Kulkum

  • Recommended by: KhaosKyuubi, Madd The Sane, Waddle
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In a city ruled by predators... With one species as their Alpha... Welcome to the Fox Den.
  • Tags: Sequel, Alternate Universe

Under Grace by sarcasmIsOurStrength, with additional contribution from Nehkles and WhatABummer

  • Recommended by: harharhar
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Synopsis: Nick Wilde had given his all to achieve his dreams - to be more than just some fox. But when the cold indifference of reality came crashing down it left him broken and lost, waiting for the end. Salvation comes in many forms, but Nick never expected to find it from a wide-eyed bunny-cop; Judy Hopps.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl

Electric Eldritch Eidolon by ADeadMissionary

  • Recommended by: harharhar
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2018
  • Synopsis: Being dead isn't as easy as Nick Wilde thought it would be. Chased by government agents, shadowy black ops, and mammals with supernatural abilities, the poor fox has never had it so rough. At least he has the bunny cop on his side. What the hell is an Eidolon, anyway? Rated M for gore, death, and lots of screaming.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe

The Wilde Files by ScaraMedn

  • Recommended by: Zarpaulus
  • Status: Ongoing, intermittent.
  • Synopsis: 1947, Nicholas P. Wilde is a cynical private investigator while Judy acts as his exasperated secretary, inserting her own witty commentary in between taking down his case notes. The first casefile in the series details how Judy came to work for Nick, after she hired him to track down her missing boyfriend.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, Noir

Zootopia Files by Darth Sith'ari

  • Recommended by: Typhon Omega
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Join Judy and Nick as they enforce the law in Zootopia. Going up against the criminal element, as well as whatever else they may stumble across in protecting the city. Where anyone can be anything... well let's just say that's broader than just career paths and such. Including Vampires, robots, clones, and other supernatural and technological creatures.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe, supernatural, sci-fi, time travel, Wilde Hopps, Wilde Hopps children

Kinky Lawyers AU by Yeah_JSmith

  • Recommended by KhaosKyuubi
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsys: Nick Wilde, defense attorney, and Judy Hopps, prosecution. Perhaps professionally they are at odds, but in real life, their friendship continues to grow.
...Into Wilde Hopps. Obviously. Because this is that kinky lawyers AU.

Ouroboros: the Endless Cycle by WANMWAD (also on FFN)

  • Recommended by: mcgrew
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Judy is the first rabbit to become a member of the City Guard, the law enforcement group that keeps the magical city-state of Zootopia running smoothly. Her first real assignment should be simple: serving as a courier. She quickly finds, however, that she's been assigned to escort a mysterious fox alchemist and that not everything may be as it seems.

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Zistopia by thewittyarsonist (Link)
  • Recommended by: saltin, Poptard, Chloelee 12, Yonks Ago, Superdale 33
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In a very different Zootopia where Predators are required to wear special shock collars that police their moods, ZPD Lieutenant Judy Hopps must enlist the aid of smarmy escaped convict, Nick Wilde, to track down a serial killer.
  • Tags: Sequel, Alternate Universe
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: An ambitious hand-drawn webcomic that offers the artist's own interpretation of one of the film's initial (and much darker) narrative drafts by incorporating a multitude of unused design concepts, story beats, and omitted characters. Definitely a must-read. (saltin)
    • I full-heartedly agree with the above sentiment and then some. Also noticeable is that many of the concepts were omitted because it was feared they would cause Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy, yet the way this AU is written it not only manages to have its dark themes, but avoid that horrid trope all together. An absolute must-read. (Chloelee 12)
    • I third the above sentiments. The story not only takes the scrapped concepts and ideas of the original Zootopia, but expands upon them as well. Later in the story, the author got the help from other artists to help him update periodically, and the different artistic strips don’t clash with each other. The best part is that they don’t detract from the themes or purpose of the plot either. The way Zistopia handles the scenes to present various emotions make it a hard story to forget. (Superdale 33)

Down in the Dumps by Humanities_Handbag

  • Recommended by: KhaosKyuubi, ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant (last update Sept 2016)
  • Synopsis: Judy Hopps expected many things from her job, but she did not expect to answer a domestic disturbance call to find a Fox holding a baby bunny at the door. Nick Wilde didn't expected much from his life, but he certainly did not expect to find the child resting in the bottom of the garbage bin. Neither expected to change the world. But that's how life goes. (or: nick wilde accidentally finds revolution, justice, prejudice, reasons for living, and small animals at the bottom of a dumpster. And then he blogs about it.)
  • Tags: Alternate Universe

Zähmen (Tame) by Icka M Chif (mischif)

  • Recommended by: NausicaaoftheSpirits
  • Status: Dormant (last update Sept 2016)
  • Synopsis: ZÄHMEN [verb] to tame; domesticate; bring under control. For the Disney Kink Prompt of what if Nick got infected by the Night Howler. That wasn’t blueberry juice staining Nick’s neck.
  • Tags: Sequel, Alternate Universe
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: Exactly what the summary says, but takes an original concept for the Night Howlers from one of the early drafts of the movie. (NausicaaoftheSpirits)

i got soul, but i'm not a soldier by neura_sthenic

  • Recommended by: Zabilac, KhaosKyuubi
  • Status: Dormant (last update Sept 2016)
  • Synopsis: The best of us can find happiness in misery. (AU where Nick submits to his bullies.)
  • Tags: Sequel, Alternate Universe
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: The story mostly follows the movie's plot, but with an alternate take on Nick. A really good read with some mature themes. (Zabilac)

Coping

  • Recommended by: brb1006
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: What happens when a quick-tongued fox cub refuses to speak? A determined bunny refuses to be quiet.
  • Tags: Sequel, Alternate Universe

New Meanings by MagicCarpet87

  • Recommended by: RockRaider
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Nick P. Wilde grew up with little to believe in, dancing through life as a conman until a certain bunny made him change his ways and desires in life. Now, to put those new sights into fruition. It begins with a confession. No one said getting your life together was going to be an easy task, even when you're in a city where anything is possible.
  • Pairings: Nick/Judy
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping

Fluent by WildBurr

  • Recommended by: KhaosKyuubi
  • Status: Dead (last updated February 2017)
  • Synopsis: Everyone speaks the Common language. But every race and genus have their own, for talking among themselves. Teaching another your species' language is a pretty big taboo... But it's not like they haven't broken bigger ones.
  • Tags: Anthology Shipping

Crossover Fics

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Zootopia: Lone Digger by ChromiumIIAcetate

  • Recommended by: brb1006, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After a tragedy at the up and coming Lone Digger club, Officer Judy Hopps and her partner Nick Wilde are put on the case, but can they find the motives behind such a terrible crime?
    • Crossover with the music video "Lone Digger" (Caravan Palace)
  • Tags: Crossover
  • Unmigrated Reviews
    • Comments: This is a crossover fanfic based on the Caravan Palace music video "Lone Digger". However the music video is NSFW so I would recommend some tropers to watch the music video first before reading the fanfic to understand the context to this fic. This fanfic gives an interesting look at how Judy and Nick could deal with a crime situation about murder and death. (brb1006)

the map that leads to you (such a heavenly view) by raynos

  • Recommended by: rva98014
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Nick knows the rules in Communications, including this unwritten one: never get attached to Away teams. But Ensign Judy Hopps from Security keeps making it back. Missing her check in with Nick just doesn't happen. Until it does. Now it's up to Nick and the starship crew led by Captain Bogo to bring their Away team back.
    • Crossover with: Star Trek: Kelvin Timeline Movies (Takes place in this universe as if Zootopians became the Federation)
  • Tags: Fusion Fic, Star Trek, Fan-Preferred Couple

Of Heists and Hustles by IronicSnap (also on AO3)

  • Recommended by: Eric W
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The world's largest gemstone has arrived in Zootopia! Sly wants to steal it. Judy wants an adventure. Nick wants his partner to survive to the end of the week.
  • Tags: Sequel, Crossover, Sly Cooper
  • Comments: A snappy sequel fic dealing with Sly Cooper coming to town to pull a heist. However, the biggest strength this fic holds to is the depth of character, particularly from Nick and Judy. This case takes the two of them to very different places than one might expect, and from that pushes their friendship to its limits. The other crossover elements are used well, and even the brief cameos give a nice feeling of a larger world than just what the original movie presented.

Take a Stand by Garouge Faux.

  • Recommended by: Zarpaulus, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Status: Complete.
  • Crossover with: Robin Hood
  • Synopsis: The city is gripped with strife amidst a mayoral election and the return of the vigilante gang "The Merry Mammals." While this storm brews Nick and Judy slowly begin to open up to each other, even as Nick's past starts to catch up with him.
  • Tags: Sequel, Shipping
  • Comments: Modifies several characters from multiple Disney franchises to fit in the Zootopia universe, most notably Nick's vigilante estranged father Robin "The Hood" Loxley.

Ultrasonic by SmashGenesis

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Miraculous Ladybug
  • Pairing: Judy/Nick
  • Synopsis: Several years after the first case of his career, Nick finds himself dealing with a certain juvenile delinquent far more often than he'd like: One Marinette Dupain-Cheng. But after a devastating turn of events, Nick and Marinette find that they need each other's help, for the fate of two worlds depends on them.
  • Warning: The story takes a very dark turn once it gets around to explaining what happened to Marinette before she got transported to Zootopia, including the brutal death of a major character.

A Study in Gold by WANMWAD (also on FFN)

  • Recommended by: Trooper924, mcgrew
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Sherlock Holmes
  • Synopsis: The year is 1881. Following an injury that ends her career as an army surgeon, Dr. Judy Hopps attempts to start a new life as a civilian in Zootopia, the largest and most powerful city the world has ever known. Her routine is interrupted, however, when she is drawn into the affairs of her flatmate, consulting detective Nicholas Wilde, and attempts with him to solve a baffling crime. Heavily inspired by the Sherlock Holmes stories, but featuring an original mystery.
  • Tags: Fusion Fic

Shadowbun: Transformations by BoneyM

  • Recommended by: TheOtakuNinja
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Shadowrun
  • Synopsis: After the Emergence devestated Zootopia, it's not quite so a wonderful place, and one rabbit needs to go a little bit further to prove herself in what passes for law enforcement.
  • Comments: The worlds of Zootopia and Shadowrun mesh surprisingly well, with some good action scenes and character interactions.

Zootopia Lightning by Fleetlord Avatar

  • Recommended by: MonsieurPrice
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: The Flash (2014)
  • Synopsis: While practicing his speed, Barry Allen once again breaks the dimensional barrier. Now, stranded in Zootopia, he finds himself working with Nick and Judy on a case that involves criminals being augmented with cybernetic abilities, while also trying to find a way home.
  • Comments:

Take A Stand: Star of Ceartais by Garouge Faux.

  • Recommended by: Zarpaulus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set 15 years after Take a Stand; When an earthquake and the resulting tsunami decimates Zootopia poverty and crime rates sky rocket. 5 young heroes rise from the ashes of this disaster, trained by the infamous MM gang to bring hope and justice back to Zootopia. One of these heroes is Robyn Wilde, the daughter of Nick & Judy, it's time for a new generation to Take A Stand!
  • Crossover with: Robin Hood, The Great Mouse Detective, The Lion Guard, other Disney properties.
  • Tags: Massive Multiplayer Crossover, Sequel, Next-Gen Fic
  • Sequel - The Broken Mirror (Ongoing)

The Sons of Efrafa by ubernoner

  • Recommended by: jadmire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Zootopia is home to many diverse species, and many diverse cultures. Among them, are the Efrafans; an ancient peoples from Asia Minor with a long, and bloody history. Jacob Emanuel Raibert is a young, bitter Efrafan hare growing up in the impoverished district of Foxburrough Parish, otherwise known as Happytown. This is his story.
  • Crossover with: Watership Down
  • Tags: Alternate History
  • Comments: This is one of the best, most thorough and detailed worldbuilding exercises I've yet read in the Zootopia franchise, and would do very well on its own as an alternate-history story. The author carefully blends the disparate universes of Zootopia and Watership Down in a way that makes both seem as if they were always meant to be together, and produces a number of very engaging original characters, including the story's protagonist. Notably, Judy and Nick are presented as platonic BFF's rather than romantically linked.

    Ongoing 

Honor for All by Nehkels, sarcasmIsOurStength and WhatABummer

  • Recommended by: Khaos Kyuubi
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In the dying, plague-infested city of Dunwall, fear, treachery, and bloodlust lurk around every corner. Nick Wilde is the Shadow Fox - infamous thief and burgler. Judy Hopps, the Royal Protector of the Empress. A rabbit and a fox brought together by the point of a blade, snared in a web of conspiracy, and struggling to survive without compromising their souls.
  • Crossover with: Dishonored, and a little bit of Thief
  • Tags: AU, Crossover, Dishonored

Mammal Effect by Darth Sith'ari

  • Recommended by: Typhon Omega
  • Crossover with: Mass Effect
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In the year 2183, a rabbit begins her mission to save the galaxy from ancient machines bent on destroying all civilization. R&R, and rating MAY change from T to M as it progresses..
  • Pairing(s): Nick/Judy
  • Tags: Crossover, Sci-Fi.

Howl-O-Ween by Shinigamilover2

  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Crossover with: Halloween
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: (AU to Elite Shade's The Door/Keyhole). "I used to think Michael Myers was just some scary story that parents would tell their kids to make them behave themselves. But, as I got older I came to learn that he was real, but now that he's here in Zootopia? Loose on Howl-O-Ween night? That is a recipe for carnage!" Rated T.

Battle of the Kings by giftheck (on Archive Of Our Own and DeviantArt)

  • Recommended by Dancou-Maryuu
  • Crossover with: Godzilla (by way of the 2014 movie and Shin Godzilla)
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Judy/Nick
  • Synopsis: Set two years after the events of Zootopia. A nuclear meltdown in the country of Hinode results in the awakening of a legendary beast. The beast's awakening causes another to flee towards Zootopia. Can Zootopia survive an inevitable clash of the titans? And how will Nick and Judy cope?

    Dormant/Dead 
Fox Point
  • Recommended by: KhaosKyuubi
  • Status: Dormant (last updated June 2017)
  • Synopsis: Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it but so are those who cannot let the past go. With the rise of the Mammal Inclusion Initiative, one vixen is going to be uprooted from what she knew to live and breath the tenants of the ZPD: Trust, Integrity, and Bravery. Even if the city doesn't believe she can. Rated M for Violence, Adult Language, and Adult Situations.
  • Crossover with: Sly Cooper
  • Tags: Sequel, Crossover, Sly Cooper


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