IFD2023 Rec List
for international fanworks day 2023, i decided i was going to make a #ficrecs of some of my fave fusions and crossovers over twenty years of fangirling. unlike most of my other rec lists, these will be sorted by themes and not by rating. also, i'll note if a fic is complete or incomplete or ongoing (i.e. updated within the last year). ten recs have a ✵ which are ones i really, really, really fucking enjoy and hope you will too!
two or more detectives team up for some reason to solve crimes. or commit them. mostly dcmk crossovers
- Agent W (MIB × Sherlock, 1k words, complete, GA rating)
- Wanderers: Aftermath and Shinigami (DCMK × RK × supernatural elements, 7k words across 2 fics, complete?, K+ rating, on FFN) –
once again upset that an ip holder being a pos makes fics feel souranyways! this is a very interesting series (there's more to it but i always recommend these parts!). takagi is related to kenshin, half the rk cast are some sort of supernatural creature/yokai, and conan just... attracts death lmao
- too many questions in my head (DCMK × Sherlock, 103k words, ongoing, T rating) – conan wakes up on sherlock's couch with 0 idea how he got to London but proceeds to be a corpse magnet anyways. also includes alex rider cameos but i don't recognize them since i never read the books lmao
- Kira Vs. The Black Organisation (DCMK × DN, 146k over 2 fics, incomplete, T rating) – Conan is put between a rock and a hard place while trying to reform mass murderer Yagami Light
- ✵ Burning Rubber (OP × NCIS, 228k words over 3 fics, incomplete, T rating) – a case gets weird when supernatural abilities come into play. main fic is done, both the sidefics (which crosses over characters from one fandom into the other instead of the fusion in burning rubber) are incomplete.
- Arsène “Shinichi” Lupin the Fourth (DCMK × LIII, 34k words over 2 fics, complete, T rating) – Shinichi is raised by Lupin and the gang.
- A New Player (DCMK × Sherlock, 11k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – conan ends up as a hostage.
- Coincidentally Fortunate Events (BH6 × DCMK, 44k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – kaito and conan get transported into the bh6 verse mid heist
- As Time Diverges: The Mitakihara Case (DN × PMMM, 45k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – has a sequel as well (located here). l finds himself dealing with magical girls.
- Casework (DCMK × House MD, 37k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – a very... different case for house and friends
- Cousins (Lilo & Stitch × MCU, 2k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – cobra bubbles and nick fury are cousins. that's it.
- Mischief's Malice (DCMK × GW, 92k over 2 fics, complete, M rating) – a KID heist accidentally lands the gundam pilots in the past. And then a thief and a detective get flung into the future too
- Papa Jigen (DCMK × LIII, 24k words over 7 fics, incomplete, Not Rated) – Jigen adopts Conan and constantly tries to do right by him (as do everyone else). part of a sereis of interconnected fics collected in multiple sereies on ao3
Fandom Fusions / AUs
where characters from one fandom are inserted into the other fandom without their canon baggage / aus based on other IPs
- Through the Years (ORV × HP, 70k words, complete, GA rating) – life and (eventual) love in hogwarts, post cursed child
- Ineffable Incantations: a Potter Omens Fic (GO × HP, 60k words, complete, GA rating) – what if GO cast were students at hogwarts?
- Scientific Endeavor (WK × War of the Worlds/Steampunk fusion, 10k over 4 fics, incomplete?, T rating) – a cute series of fics set in victorian london.
- Farseeing Eyes Universe (DCMK × Naruto, 36k words over 3 fics, incomplete, T rating) – what if they were ninjas?
- ✵ Tales from Gundam Island (GW × ATLA, 157k words over 7 fics, complete, T rating) – look this fic made me want to actually watch avatar. it's that good that i wanted to watch a whole series just to get some of the references.
- this ain't no fairytale (HP × Recettear, 68k words over 14 fics, incomplete, T rating) – harry runs a shop, tom becomes a regular, and then something more. eventually.
- The Ice Prince and the Dragon Master (YoI × PKMN, 207k over 4 fics, incomplete, T rating) – a pokemon AU where well, there's a dragon master and an ice prince :D
- A Beginner's Guide to Making Friends and Winning at Quidditch (YowaPeda × HP, 169k words, complete, T rating) –
you're a wizard onoda!
- No Need for Magic (DCMK × HP, 22k, complete, T rating) – Shinichi is not happy to be at Hogwarts
- Life in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (HP × OP, 212k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – what if the straw hats went to hogwarts
- Tododeku Week 2017 (BNHA × HP, 19k over 7 fics, complete, E rating) – 7 years at hogwarts
- The Magic of Deduction (Sherlock × HP, 65k, complete, T rating, on FFN) – you can kinda guess just based on where this fic is on the list lmao
- The Marion City Gym: Ash's Challenge (Digimon Frontier × PKMN, 14k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – ash takes on a certain gym leader :)
- Creator (MCU × Matrix, 76k over two fics, incomplete, M rating) – although it says it's not complete, teh two fics that are out are done so...
- Bamboozled into Parenthood (SVSSS/PIDW × PKMN, 29k words over 4 fics, incomplete-ish, M rating) – liu qingge and shen gingqiu bond over parenting a cubone.
- His Kingdom (BNHA × Daughter of Evil, 61k words, complete, M rating) – a dark fantasy fic
- Truce (FMA BNHA, 1k words, complete, M rating) – accidental voyeurism in the hero agency
- I Wish You Were My Husband (SVSSS × The Dreamer in the Spring Boudoir, 110k words, complete + ongoing side stories, E rating) + Live While We're Alive (19k words, ongoing, E rating) which is an alternate take on it – i really enjoyed this fusion and i recently got around to reading the side stories and just. wow
Going to Hogwarts or Joining the Avengers
post (or sometimes during) canon, characters leave their normal adventures and deal with bs at hogwarts (or avengers)
- This Is The Story Of How... (HIMYM × MCU, 3k words, complete, K rating) – there were a few of these back in the day and i really loved them
- Encounter (MCU × FMA, 5k, complete, GA rating) – okay this isn't quite joining the avengers but... it fits.
- Ironmongers and Alchemists (MCU × FMA, 4k words, complete, GA rating) – tony tries to recruit the elric brothers
- Hero Training (APH × MCU, 28k words, complete, GA rating) – alfred helps train the avengers :)
- In Small Packages (Naruto × HP, 8k words, complete, K+ rating, on FFN) – harry (plus draco) accidentally walk in on various people multiple times lmao
- Professor Uzumaki (HP × Naruto, 2k words, complete, K+ rating, on FFN) – wherein naruto just wants to help “british sasuke” out. and he's only british sasuke because he's really bad at remembering their weird names.
- Fate Ingens Cor (HP × FSN, 137k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – a holy grail war in the middle of london. becaues of course
- Wand and Shield (HP × MCU, 248k words, incomplete, T rating) – harry ends up in a world not his own and makes the best of it
- SHIELD Agent Rhapsodos: Taking the Backseat (FF7 × MCU, 145k words, incomplete, T rating) – after being a weapon, genesis joins shield, but not as a field agent.
- Alchimie (FMA × HP, 66k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – another edward teaches alchemy at hogwarts
- Shadow Balance (YGO × HP, 127k words, ongoing, T rating) – Ryou returns to England during the events of Book 7
- History of Magic (YGO × HP, 52k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – a new history of magic professor :)
- Nanoha Takamichi and the School of Witchcraft (MGLN × HP, 55k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – nanoha and fate go to hogwarts. it has a sequel that covers year two but is incomplete.
- Nanoha Takamichi and the Horrors of Ineptitude (MGLN × HP, 39k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – Order of the Phoenix AU.
- The Best Defense + A Good Offense (HP × YYH, 324k, incomplete, T rating, Best Defense is on AO3, A Good Offense was not migrated) – probably was once considered the yyh/hp crossover fic.
- Harry Potter and the Digimon Frontier + Yin + Correspondence (Digimon Frontier × HP, 176k words over 3 fics, incomplete (first two are done, third story is a side story), T rating, on FFN) – so! this fic has by far the best version of jp magic schools
and way better than the mess that terfling wrote
- Harry Potter and the Deathless Crowd (HP × YYH, 143k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – voldemort tries to bind a demon; kurama only wants to go home
- In Which Neither Coulson nor Sherlock are Dead (and John sort of joins the Avengers) (MCU × Sherlock, 43k words, complete) – okay but Watson babysitting the avengers seems on point doesn't it?
- Shortest Straw (FMA × HP, 45k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – hahaha. edward does probably have the worst fucking luck
- snipers solve 99% of all problems (FMA × HP, 257k words, ongoing, M rating) – okay so they aren't going to hogwarts, but they are fucking around with the order which i feel counts in spirit
- Stars that Have People Names (GW × MCU, 484k words over 7k, ongoing, updates weekly!, E rating) – tony stark is duo maxwell's father.
Make a Wish / Meet a God
various characters making wishes with a certain someone or meeting a certain god/anthro form of something more
- The Price of Truth (xxxholic × DCMK, 9k, complete, GA rating) – watanuki meets resident corpse magnet
- Conversations (DCMK × Sandman, 2k words, complete, K rating, on FFN) – conan meets death
- ✵AWOL (NCIS APH, 2k words, complete, GA rating) – ahahahah i found it! definitely one o fthose fics that i will always fondly remember
- 10 Billion Years (PMMM × Now and Then Here and There, 3k words, complete, K+ rating, on FFN) – did anyone else ever actually watch this series and was traumatized? no, just me? okay then. explanation as to how lala-ru became the way she is
- Of Strange Shops In Familiar Places (TWEWY × xxxholic, 1k words, complete, K+ rating, on FFN) – Joshua considers making a wish
- Just Another Tuesday (Discworld × xxxholic, 10k words, complete, GA rating) – watanuki meets death a few times
- Something Like a Happy Ending (xxxholic × Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, 1k, complete, GA rating)
- The Three Brothers (xxxholic × HP, 1k, complete, GA rating) – How did the Peverell brothers get the tools of Death anyways?
- Said the Spider to the Fly (xxxholic × Sherlock, 2k, complete, GA rating) – one way sherlock might have survived the fall...
- Neglect (GW × HP, 668 words, complete, K+ rating, on FFN) (plus my remix A Fun Bunch of Guys From Outer Space) – what if the pilots were really personifications of their colonies?
- A Promise Kept (Spirited Away × xxxHolic, 5k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – Chihiro is a guest at a certain shop
- Wishes and Dreams & Reality (PMMM × PKMN B/W, 9k, complete, T rating, on FFN) – Homura wakes up as Cheren but gives no fucks because she (he?) needs to find Madoka. Because of course.
- Footprints on the Shore of Ôkeanos + The Lay of the Man in Red (Fate/ × The Sandman, 38k words over 2 fics, incomplete, T rating) – waver meets the endless
- Seeing is believing (MCU × GO, 5k words, complete, T rating) – tony meets the horsemen at different times
- Addicted to Death (DN × xxxHolic, 10k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – one of the fics that never got ported to ao3. but! watanuki encounters kira.
- The Price of a Wish (PMMM × xxxHolic, 2k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – an answer to where homura's glasses went.
- This Is Definitely Odd (T&B × PMMM, 5k words, complete, T rating) – Magical
when characters from two different fandoms get together
- Falling Forever and Catch Me When I Fall (WK × Gravitation, 48k words over 2 fics, complete, T rating) – a meet cute between omi and hiroshi
- ✵Four to Play (BSSM × TB, 2k words, complete, T rating) – rather than cross fandom dating, two fandoms have a double date
- A Lesson in Speed (YowaPeda × Daiya no A, 5k, complete, T rating) – aka i started getting into Daiya no Ace for this fic
then stayed for the kominatocest
- Spiced Rum (DCU × YYH, 12k words, incomplete, E rating) – smut! kinda meet cute so it's going in meet cute although it could have been in superheroes too
Someone Else Raises Harry Potter / X is Harry Potter
exactly what it says on the tin lmao
- An Alchemists Son (FMA × HP, 43k words, completeish, GA rating) – roy mustang raises harry potter
- The Doctor is In and The Doctor is OutOf His Mind (OP × HP, 34k words over 2 fics, complete, K+ rating, on FFN) – law is harry potter.
- ✵Broken Laws (OP × HP, 10k words, complete, K+ rating, on FFN) – law is harry potter. or is harry potter law? time is a circle.
- Afterlife (HP × Gravitation, 9k words, incompelte, K+ rating, on ffn) – pure, unadultered crack lmao
- Children of the Stars (FF7 × HP, 118k words, incomplete, T rating) – Harry and Neville are raised on Gaia
- Mr Elric (FMA × HP, 6k words, complete, K rating, on FFN) + Endless Moment (18k words, incomplete, T rating) – the first fic is an outsider fic where various characters react to mr elric. the second fic deals with the direct consequences of the first.
- The Wishing Door (PKMN × HP, 143k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – ash raises the mysterious child he finds in the wilderness
- Harry Potter and the Useless Rock (FF7 × HP, 24k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – harry gets raised by his uncle genesis
- ✵Thinking in Little Green Boxes (Marvel/Deadpool × HP, 103k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – harry is raised by deadpool.
- The Road Less travelled (SVSSS/PIDW × HP, 119k words, discontinued, T rating) – sia;fjda;kfdas i really love the premise and the execution and honestly, the second worse thing terfling has done (after, yanno, actively working to make everyone less safe, esp trans and women!) is making people who used to really enjoy the fandom want nothing to do with it. anyways, premise is shen jiu wakes up as harry potter and has to deal with a system that wants him to make the plot better. and he does! or at least he really tries.
- A Study in Magic (HP × Sherlock, 515k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – also available from the author's website in expanded format. watson adopts harry.
- A Strange Sort of Fate (HP × Sherlock, 49k words, ongoing, T rating, on FFN) – okay technically this is “John Watson is actually Remus Lupin” and not harry but it fits so...
- The Jumper Chronicles (HP × Sherlock, 111k words, incomplete, T rating) – another john is remus fic, the time between the first prologue and his reappearance in book 3
- Seeing and Observing (Sherlock × HP, 16k words, incomplete, Not Rated) although it looks like the version on ffn is about 50k total (still incomplete) – sometimes a family is a boy, an ex-soldier, a dog, and a quirky detective.
Star Wars in X fandom
essentially any fic where jedi and clones somehow find themselves on an uncharted world
- ✵Refuge (FF7 × Star Wars/Clone Wars, 30k words, incomplete, T rating) – i feel that the summary works best: “Cloud goes out looking for an UFO.” (and then shenanigans with feelings)
- Into the Fire (Tolkein × Star Wars; 12k words across 5 works, incomplete although most fics are standalone ish, T rating) – vaguely interconnected fics that has various characters visiting Middle Earth.
when various superheroes from different franchises meet up for some reason.
- Job Offer + the unrelated but similar Sidewalk Conversation (both BH6 × MCU, 2k words, complete, GA rating)
- ✵Super Bros (MCU × DCU, 11k over 2 fics, complete, T rating) – what if tony and bruce went to boarding school together?
- How to become a Superhero and gain a family (minus the picket fence) (MCU × DCU, 7k, complete, T rating) – tony and bruce are friends :D
- eccentric superhero boyfriends (MCU × DCU, 38k words over 19 fics, incomplete, T rating) – tony and bruce are dating, vaguely related but each fic can stand alone
- How to Get a Baymax (BH6 × MCU, 825 words, complete, T rating) – tony hires the hamada brothers
- Magnets for Trouble(MCU × BH6, 156k words, complete, T rating) – hiro goes to stark expo and... shouldn't have been surprised how things went tbh. amazing fic by an amazing author lmao
- Kintsugi (MCU × BH6, 6.3k words, complete, T rating) – tadashi is kidnapped by hydra instead of killed
if this is a spoiler for you, i'm so sorry lmao
- Avenged (MCU × BH6, 13k words, complete, T rating) – tadashi is kidnapped by hydra instead of killed
if this is a spoiler for you, i'm so sorry lmao
anything that wouldn't properly fit in any other category
- Blue (TWEWY × Matrix, 3k words, complete, K+ rating, on FFN)
- One Impossible Family (Sherlock × HP, 10k, complete, GA rating) – Sherlock's mother makes a visit to 221B, chaos ensues.
- Welcome to Wonderland (DN × HP, 4k words, complete, K+ rating, on FFN) – the wizarding world meets wammy's kids.
- The Truth Decays (Naruto × FMA,126k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – edward tries to go home while also sorta adopting some people and making a mess of konoha (he fixes it though)
- Sound of Snow Falling (SW × HP, 102k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – crash landing in an unknown world filled with unknown force (maybe force?) users is... well...
- Inter-Dimensional Life Strategy Seminars (Attendance Mandatory) (FFVII × other series, 8k words over 2 fics, incomplete, T rating) – crack, crack crack lmao
- Lullaby (DCMK × RotG, 14k words over 2 fics, incomplete, T rating) – this fic made me go and watch RotG which i had never done
- Weiss Geräusche (WK × Gravitation, 65k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – shuichi is omi
- Mission X (YYH × XMen Evolution, 84k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN)
- Moments of Redemption (GW × YYH, 25k words, incomplete, T rating, on FFN) – ghost stories, pilots, and detectives, oh my!
- Non-hostile Entitites (MCU × YYH, 13k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – rekai and SHIELD working together? ahaha. ha. haha.
- Slender (APH × Slenderman, 10k words, complete, T rating, on FFN) – wherein Canada and America end up in a horror series
- Mission 073-180 + Through the Folding Wall (HP × GW, 28k, complete-ish, T rating, on FFN) – heero accidentally discovers the wizarding world
- ✵Strife-Sensei (FF7 × Naruto, 36k words, complete, T rating) – what if cloud taught team 7
- Captain Kamino (BNHA × MCU, 62k words, ongoing, T rating) – izuku midoriya was a symbol of hope during the dawn of quirks. then he wakes up decades later in a world that idolizes him.
- ✵ Our Oath, Our Path, Our Future (OP × Naruto, 41k words, complete, M rating, on FFN) – i have so many words for this masterpiece and all i gotta say is... if you like dark shit, this is up your alley. vaguely, after the end, shinobi have crossed into the OP world and eke out a living. some do better than others.
- Locked in Digital (BNHA × various games, 308k words, ongoing, M rating) – i'm gonna consider it a fusion/crossover when we cut between what's happening now and what happened when izuku was stuck in the games. so. yes.
- Follow the Stepping Stones (FF7 × YYH × others, 120k words, incomplete, M rating) – summon materia is a btich
- Of Eagle and Lion (HP × Warhammer, 15k words, incomplete, M rating) – what if harry was a space marine at hogwarts? and makes it a religion
- Bureau Agent Potter (HP × MGLN, 203k words, incomplete, M rating, on FFN) – harry potter leaves hogwarts for a more... unique experience
- Penance (HP × FMA, 152k words over 2 fics, complete, M rating) – main fic + alt ending, dark psychological horror!
- standing in awe of death and it's rewrite Trustfall (BNHA × Ajin, 256k+ words over 5 fics, ongoing, E rating) – i linked both because i honestly really love standing and trustfall it's only a “really like” lmao. anyways, izuku can't die and traumabonds over it with katsuki. you do not need to read standing in awe of death – that version is abandoned.
fics that aren't uh, “proper” fusions/crossovers because they're based in the same general IP.
- The Wrong Mile (MCU × ItSV, 6k, complete?, GA rating) – just a very cute fic of miles being the one suddenly displaced and trying to deal with it. may or may not get a continuation.
- Drowning Memories (Digimon Frontier × Digimon 02, 181k words, ongoing, T rating) – if you like goggle heads you'll probably enjoy this one!
- A Long Road to Destiny (FF7 × FF10, 130k words, complete, T rating) – ff7 characters in the ff10 universe
- Azure Sword Burning Trail (SVSSS/PIDW × TGCF, 16k words over 2 fics, ongoing, T rating) – okay so the concept of ghost!LQG deciding to become a fucking supreme to save SQQ is great and i love it and just. check it out!
- It's All in the Mind (MCU × X-Men movie verse, 332k words over 14 fics, incomplete, T rating) – Tony Stark is a mutant. And it kind of rolls from there.
- No Prayers for the Gods (SVSSS/PIDW × TGCF, 38k words over 8 fics, complete, T rating) – wherein LQG is a god and SJ happens to be a believer... sort of. set somewhere in TGCF canon.
- Digimon: Chaotic Evolutions (Digimon Frontier × Digimon 02, 223k words, incomplete, M rating) – i love koukou and seeing them interact with my faves of 02 just made me <3
- Fifteen Mokona on a Dead Man's Chest (CLAMP, 275k words across 8 fics, incomplete, E rating) – lmao how many times will i rec this fic?
as many times as i can foreverPirates vs Ninjas in an amazing CLAMPverse crossover
also a special mention for the now disappeared high school of the dead x harry potter fic and the NCIS x hetalia fic and that house x mgs fic that used to be some of my faves.