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

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Authors and Websites

Belphegor

  • Recommended by loracarol
  • Gen pairings when any, occasionally canon like Superman/Lois. Mostly focuses on Flash/friendships, though not always.
  • She has four stories for the DCAU, and three that focus mainly on the Flash, and his Rogues gallery; however she had an excellent drabble fic that has amazing stories in it as well.
    • Wife about Captain Cold, and his wife.
    • Villains about the end of "Divided We Fall" as seen through the eyes of Flash's Rogues gallery.
    • Everybody Comes To Harry's about the "little hole in the wall on Fourth" Flash's Rogues regularly frequent.
    • Snapshot Collection, a series of drabble fics - answering questions that include "Where does Superman keep his cape?" Answer: see the 21st snapshot for details.

Mithen

  • Recommended by BANKERBAX
  • Parings Mostly Superman/Batman Clark/Bruce slash.
  • Mithen's stories are well written, well thought out and well worth reading. She has several stories taking place in detailed A Us she created herself. Even if Clark/Bruce isn't your thing you could appreciate the writing!
    • Music of the Spheres Batman and Superman meet and are forced to work with each other. Bruce and Clark meet and fall in love. An epic AU consisting of several long stories and a few side stories. Heaps of slash.
    • The Gardens of Wayne Manor Clark Kent's life goes in an unexpected direction at an early age and ends up entangled with Bruce Wayne's. It follows their lives for over a decade, starting from when they were children up until they become heroes. The set up seems foreign at first glance but is handled in a way that makes you feel it could be canon. As they are young there is more subtle and oblivious romance than actual cushion pushin'.
    • Earth and Sky series Authors description: This series explores the possibility that Superman and Batman had a romantic relationship in the AU world shown by Jeph Loeb in the "Absolute Power" story arc, and the effects that would have on the canon versions of the characters.
    • Four First Kisses Superman is dead. Batman refuses to accept this. Time travel fic. [Winner of the 2006 World's Finest Awards for Long Story and Romance]

Ultimate DC Universe by various authors.

  • Open to anyone who wants to claim a title and write.

General Fics

Respect is Earned by Mists

  • Recommended by loracarol
  • Pairing(s): Mostly a Gen Fic with some Bats/Diana elements. (NO Bats/Flash Slash. There is no Slash in this story).
  • Synopsis: The Flash has been injured. Unfortunately, it was decided that he would stay at Bat's place until he was healed. Will he survive? Will Batman? And what about Alfred's warnings on Bats cooking? Will Bats learn an important lesson from Flash- or will he just ignore everything Flash stands for to continue being emo? (Better than I can explain it! Really!)

Coffee with Alfred by Dunyazade

  • Recommended by Lady Nomad
  • Pairings: No pairings, just Batman/Superman friendship.
  • Synopsis: Batman discovers what Alfred does in the mornings.
  • Comments: This is a very fun story that shows the relationships between Alfred and Bruce and Bruce and Clark. It also makes Batman funny in a realistic way.

Flash By Northwest by Merlin Missy

  • Recommended by Zephyr7
  • Pairings: Mostly gen though in the AU, there was a Love Triangle between Green Lantern, Vixen and Hawkgirl
  • Synopsis: The Big Seven (plus one) are trapped inside a world created by a magical artifact. As the body count rises, familiar faces hide deadly secrets and it's up to Flash to save them.

Terry's Quest for Tea Cakes by Marie Nomad

  • Recommended by Cybertoy00
  • Pairings: Some Terry/Dana in the beginning, but not the focus of the story.
  • Synopsis: For old Bruce Wayne's birthday, Terry McGinnis decides to make his mentor some tea cake, just like Alfred used to do. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the recipe.

World in Your Eyes by jamjar

  • Recommended by Valjean
  • Synopsis: Clark Kent and Planet Earth, a moment between them.

Invasion by Syl Francis

  • Recommended by Pacifist
  • Synopsis: The JLA and Titans face an alien invasion.
  • Comments: An old JLA/Titans epic that makes you feel like you've got an 80's graphic novel in front of you.

Those Who Are Both by Marbleglove

  • Recommended by User:Looney Toons
  • Synopsis: Superman eavesdrops on a confrontation between Batman and Lex Luthor and thinks back along the history of his enmity with Luthor.

Elseworlds

Inviolate by scriviner

  • Recommended by Banichi
  • Synopsis: Someone messed with Luthor's mind. Someone was going to pay. A mystery that slowly unveils a terrible secret within the DCU and Lex's response to what he finds.
  • Pairing: Various levels of Lex/Mercy/Eve.
  • Comments: A nice look inside a non-deranged, but still utterly ruthless Lex Luthor's mind.

Invincible by torches

  • Recommended by Valjean
  • Synopsis: Tim Drake thinks Superman is invulnerable. Doomsday comes, and everything changes.

Shipping Fics

Heart of the Bat by TonyStarkakaIronMan

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Pairing(s): Barbara/Dick, Batman/Wonder Woman, Barbara/Bruce
  • Synopsis: How has Batman's involvement with the Justice League affected those around him? This tale follows the Justice League Unlimited episodes in relation to the changes that come along with the events in the lives of the Bat-family.

Smooth, Real Smooth by Kipling Nori

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Synopsis: Diana's a stalker and Bruce likes to perform laser hair removal. Yes, you read that correctly.
  • Pairing: Batman/Wonder Woman

Porridge by Mostly Harmless III

  • Recommended by Cinna the Poet
  • Warnings: "Violence, spoilers, language. And it's dark."
  • Synopsis: After Batman dies, Superman is determined to recreate him, no matter what it takes.
  • Pairing: Batman/Superman, bits of Superman/Jason Todd

Nothing in Moderation by Lavendar Gaia

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Pairings: Batman/Wonder Woman
  • Synopsis: Batman begrudingly agrees to allow The Flash to decorate the Watchtower for Christmas. The result is horrifying and Bruce is quickly running out of patience. Wonder Woman decides to make it a little easier on him.

A Minor Problem by Lavender Gaia

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Pairings: Batman/Wonder Woman
  • Synopsis: Batman gets the hiccups on board of the Watchtower. No, really.

Misc Mistakes, Misunderstandings, & Misconceptions by Aurora0628

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Pairing(s): Batman/Wonder Woman, Superman/Lois Lane, Batman/Catwoman, and maybe Superman/Wonder Woman if you squint
  • Synopsis: Wonder Woman wants Batman. Batman wants no one. The rest of the world wants Wonder Woman to end up with Superman. Basically, it's a humorous telling of how Diana tries to develop a relationship with Bruce despite the fact that everyone in the world seems to think she is more than Just Friends with Superman.

Bulletproof Love by perch

  • Recommended by Cedarleaf
  • Pairings: Aquagirl/Warhawk
  • Synopsis: A cute little story of two very different teammates enjoying a quiet moment together.

Years After by Patricia de Lioncourt

  • Recommended by Much Ado About Nonny
  • Pairings: Batman/Harley Quinn (no, don't leave yet...), Poison Ivy/Clayface
  • Synopsis: The year is 2012, and things in Gotham are a little different. Batman is no longer needed, and his Rogues' Gallery mostly all come to sanity. But when a new force threatens to bring back the criminals, will the Dark Knight reemerge?

Hope is a Thing With Leather

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Pairings: Terry/Max
  • Synopsis: "They've been dancing around this unnamed space for years." A look into how Terry and Max's relationship in regards to crime-fighting progresses over time. Things don't always stay so professional when you're all each other has in the world.

Prismacolor Shadows by Neo Nails

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Pairings: Mainly Terry/Max, but some Terry/Dana.
  • Synopsis: A series of vignettes from different characters points of view all connected to colors.

Sleep by DJRabidPunk

  • Recommended by Kyoko
  • Synopsis: Max likes Terry when he's sleep-deprived and pretty.
  • Pairing: Slight Terry/Max.

20 One Shots by Bekkoni

  • Recommended by Lady Nomad
  • Synopsis: 20 drabbles/one-shots based on 20 one-word prompts. Prompt 20: Future. Mostly Founding Member-based, with lots of Trinity and Batman-centric stories. These can be read in any order. Occasional fluff warning, plus rare swearing.
  • Pairing: Diana/Bruce, Clark/Bruce friendship.

Crossovers

Connecting The Dots by Afalstein

  • Recommended by Luc
  • Synopsis: "Bruce, tell me again why this arm is so important." "Because it came from another dimension." The discovery of an arm with a mouth attached leads the League to suspect a possible extradimensional invasion is imminent. Those fears seem founded when a dozen powerful young fighters appear scattered around the country, and contact is suddenly lost with the Titans.
  • Pairings: NaruHina.
  • Comments: Crossover with Naruto.

Justice League Ponyland by LM

  • Recommended by Pacifist
  • Note: This is written using the JLI and My Little Ponies characters from the 80's and 90's.
  • Synopsis: "They called themselves Booster Gold and Blue Beetle and in many universes that fact alone would have introduced them to a padded cell, even without the costumes." Booster and Beetle find themselves in Ponyland.