Heavy Rain/Fanfic Recs

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Heavy Rain 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.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into homosexual or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business. You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page.

General Fics

Probability by Chyrstis

  • Recommended by Herr Wozzeck
  • Synopsis: Madison and Jayden saved Shaun at the old warehouse, but that's not the end of it. Not by a long shot.
  • Comments: This expanded look at the "Innocent" ending is a real delight to read. It does an excellent job of showing that even though the killer is dead, the story is far from over. It also excellently characterizes Madison and Norman as they go about trying to come to grips with everything that follows after they defeat the Origami Killer, and it's tastefully left ambiguous about whether Madison and Ethan hooked up or not so that readers can draw their own conclusions. I say, check it out.

You and Me and by lankypanky

  • Recommended by Mizii
  • Synopsis: A divergence point from the game, just after the Lizard/Fugitive chapter. Norman, Madison, and Ethan duke it out together. Only major change prior: Ethan's dragged along his gun to the Lizard trial.
  • Comments: While this story follows along with certain canon events, it gets there in a different way and they diverge in unexpected ways. It's a Jayden focused story for the most part, but even so all three of the main characters (Jayden, Madison and Ethan) feel like real people as it explores the effect that events has on them, too. Very well characterised.

Uploaded by OnlySnakesCanLove

  • Recommended by Sludgeycore
  • Synopsis: Agent Jayden died attempting to arrest the Origami Killer. However, when Lieutenant Blake finds the former agent's device known as ARI, he will come to discover the untold realms of possibilities it holds for them both. Blake/Jayden
  • Comments: One obvious warning to keep in mind before going in that it is a slash fic. But as one of the reviews states, you'll come for the porn and stay for the plot. Gay sex aside, it's well characterized, humorous, reads well, and is genuinely interesting and leaves readers anticipating the next chapter.

Heavy Rain And The Mystery Of The Killer

  • Recommended by jacob yonie
  • Synopsis: This is a great verison of Heavy Rain where it is inspired by the game itself and there are more things that happen in it than the game even! you wont want to miss the end!
  • Comments: This is one of the best Heavyrain fanfictions there are on fanfiction.net!
    • No, it's not, unless "on fanfiction.net" now counts as damning with faint praise. This person has a poor idea of what a "recommendation" entails about the thing it is recommending. For one, There are spelling errors everywhere, including a fairly glaring and consistent one: "Norman Jaden." It relates to the plot twist "you wont want to miss" and is probably the dumbest, most audience-insultingly stupid wallbanger I've found since the page went down.
      • Check the edit history of this page: the fic's own author keeps on putting it here under different usernames under the assumption that we'll take it seriously since he's not actually recommending it through logic loophole. So technically, it doesn't actually count unless "author has an overinflated ego or is a troll" is a praise around these parts.
        • Forgive my contribution to the natter, but I found this story to be one of the most genuinely entertaining trollfics I've ever encountered, so for what it's worth it gets my vote to stay on this page.

Never as Good as the First Time by lankypanky

  • Recommended by Please Stand By
  • Synopsis: Prequel for Norman Jayden - both how he begins using the ARI and begins using triptocaine.
  • Comments: The game leaves a lot up for interpretation about just how the ARI and triptocaine affect Agent Jayden. This story tries to give a history filling a lot of those gaps and give him some background. It's not perfect, but it does pretty well, and Jayden is pretty canon, though it's very H/C.