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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Naruto Peggy Sue fic, 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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Chunin Exam Day by Perfect Lionheart

  • Recommended by Catt, Cherico reluctantly
  • Pairings: Naruto/Harem
  • Synopsis: Naruto finds he is flung back in time and must repeat the entire Chunin exam over and over and over, until he gets it right and possibly saves Konoha in the bargain.
  • Comments: One of, if not the most reviewed Naruto Story on, it spans an epic 70 odd chapters, and is nearing its conclusion. It can go from funny to awesome to insightful. Goes out of its way to explore and rationalize the setting. However, due to the author being a little bit over-sensitive, he has been known to waffle on as a sort of revenge against negative reviews, leading to some pointlessness. Also, be warned that a lot of bashing takes place, especially Sasuke, Kakashi, and the canon author in particular. Many critique the shallowness of his female characters. This fic is highly controversial with a sizable Fandom and Hatedom. You have been warned. Please keep comments to the discussion page rather than rehash flamewars here.
  • Status: Last updated Mar 2010

False Memories by Relden Calder

  • Recommended by Heliomance
  • Synopsis: At the Chuunin exams, the Kage's Box where the Hokage, his wife, the Kazekage and the Kage's aides are sitting gets attacked by person or persons unknown.
    Fifteen years in the past, Naruto, Hinata, Gaara, Shikamaru and Temari wake up with all the memories they accumulated up to the attack - despite the fact they're just ten years old. Features excellent characterisation, very good grammar, and a fascinating plot that never breaks verisimilitude. Not dead, but tends to go several months between updates.
  • Status: Last updated September 2011 (note: there is no link to chapter nine in the earlier chapters, but it can be found here)

Time and Again by KyLewin.

  • Recommended by Clendy82
  • Pairings: Kinda blatant of Naruto/Hinata and Sakura/Sasuke, with hints/jokes on Naruto/Gaara and Naruto/Sasuke.
  • Synopsis: Essentially this story is a deconstruction of the usual Naruto goes back in time fanfiction. The main difference is that, unlike most other Peggy Sue fics, Naruto not only has a hard time readjusting to his 12 year old body for the first few days, but he also doesn't even believe that he is in the past; instead, he is convinced that he is trapped in some kind of super illusory world. It gets better and worse for Naruto and his friends as he tries to change the village's fate for the better.

The Tragedy of Repetition, by Rurouni12065

  • Recommended by boonerunner
  • Pairing: Naruto/Anko
  • Synopsis: Instead of waking up in his twelve-year-old body, Naruto (who goes by Nanashi) exists as a separate entity to his younger counterpart.
  • Comments: Puts a refreshing spin on the Set Right What Once Went Wrong time-traveling fics. In addition, this is perhaps the first fic this troper has read that not only pulls off a believable Naruto/Anko pairing, one where she doesn't come across as a creepy pedophile.
  • Status: Last updated Apr 2009

For The Love of My Friends by Foxie-sama

  • Recommended by Whatshisface
  • Pairings: NaruHina
  • Synopsis: For Naruto, time was always of the essence, especially when he knew everything that would come to pass and only had a certain amount of time to change it all. WILL NOT BE CONTINUED.
  • Comments: An excellently written fic. Be warned, it's a Peggy Sue fic, but the story is actually very believable and the characters stay in character. Recommended to any Naruto fans.
  • Status: Officially discontinued as of Feb 2010

Reload by Case13

  • Recommended by FLCNPNCH
  • Synopsis: Naruto and Sasuke have been trapped for an undefined length of time in a cycle of Peggy Sues. The end result is a very, very crazy Naruto who uses the power of SCIENCE! and an equally crazy Sasuke who has no gender identity - or, at most, a decidedly female one. At the start of one repeat, Naruto convinces Sasuke(-chan) to go on a road trip; their ultimate goal is a Ramen Festival in Suna. Inuzuka Hana joins them as the Only Sane Man. Then we're introduced to Naruto's most frightening creation - Keisei. Hilarity Ensues.

Mixed With the Lightning of Slaughter by Dayadhvam

  • Recomended by Cherico, Athenaswings
  • Synopsis: Sasuke goes back in time and goes slightly crazy as a result.
  • Status: Last updated Mar 2010

Do You Remember Love, by DigiFruit

  • Recommended by boonerunner
  • Pairings: Naruto/Sakura
  • Synopsis: The shadow clone technique was forbidden for a reason: it is a curse because it splits your soul between clones. When you die, you find yourself alive again in place of a shadow clone in order of creation with the memories of your previous lifetime completely intact. What does this mean for Naruto, who created thousands of clones during his original lifetime?
  • Comments: Very interesting take on the Peggy Sue fic. By the time this story begins, Naruto has already gone through several cycles and periodically changes things not to set things right, but so there will be some variety within his new lifetime so he won't grow bored.
  • Status: Complete

Tight Spot by hakanamu

  • Recommended by Esmenet
  • Pairings: None so far
  • Synopsis: Naruto once believed he saw Sasuke as more of a brother than Itachi ever did. But stuck in the 13-year-old ANBU captain's body on the day of Uchiha Clan Massacre, could he really do any better?
  • Status: Last updated Jun 2009

The Beginning Again by.Absolutely Insane Romantic

  • Recomended by Halinmonk
  • Pairings: Sasusaku
  • Synopsis: Revenge escalates into something infinitely more dangerous, and Sakura is given the chance to travel back in time and somehow set everything right once again.
  • Comments: Despite a relatively flimsy excuse for time travel, this manages to be one of the most well written time travel fic on the net. Sakura and company are written in incredibly in character, and the description of the apocalyptic end of the village at Saskue's hands makes for a well reed. Even the most difficult to write characters are in-character in one of the situations that demands OCC-ness the most. If for nothing else read for the interesting take on how Sakura sees everything, and the witty humor that was lost in the time skip.
  • Status: Rewrite last updated Mar 2011

All Is Relative Except the Stubbornness of a Demon by Uncle Stojil

  • Recommended by kalasu
  • Pairings: Undecided, but leaning towards NaruIno
  • Synopsis: The Kyuubi doesn't want to die. He cannot even grasp the idea of himself dying. He's meant to be immortal and he has no intention whatsoever to go against his very nature. True, he's stuck inside Naruto, but the boy has absolutely no say in this matter.
  • Status: Last updated Jun 2009

Yet again with a little extra help by Third Fang

  • Now has its own trope page.
  • Recommended by Gore17
  • Pairings: Naru/Hina
  • Synopsis: Things didn't go so well this time after Danzo betrayed Konoha and joined Akatsuki. As the Kyubi was being removed from Naruto however, an unexpected stranger arrived to change all for the better... maybe.
  • Status: Last updated Feb 2012

It's For a Good Cause, I Swear! by Sarah1281

  • Recommended by Athenaswings
  • Synopsis: After receiving a time travel jutsu as payment for a mission, the original four members of Team 7 each get a chance to go back to one event in their life and change it. Surely they will use such an awesome power responsibly...right? will they actually fix the problems, or just make more? Has now been completed.
  • Status: Complete

Ascendant by Samurai101

  • Recommended by Sarah1281
  • Synopsis: Itachi's just died...and woken up thirteen again. The only problem is his thirteen year-old self doesn't like the idea of sharing his mind and body with his clan's killer. How hard would you fight to save your family from yourself? ::AU::
  • Status: Complete

Fox in the Rain by esama

  • Recommended by isadorathegreat
  • Pairing(s): Eventual Naruto/Jiraiya, apparently.
  • Synopsis: Naruto is ready to die but Itachi and Nagato aren't satisfied; he made promises and they make him keep them
  • Status: Last updated Dec 2011

End of one world by esama

  • Recommended by isadorathegreat, Frodo Lives
  • Synopsis: With his fire cold and all he left behind in ruin, Sasuke gives up his life and trusts in his brother's word.
  • Status: Last updated Jan 2010

Cloud Age Symphony by withRainyEyes

  • Recommended by Defade
  • Synopsis: Naturally, Uzumaki Naruto chose the more complicated parts of being a sealing master: time travelling. Which is exactly why he's mastered such and is trying his hardest not to mess anything up. And also naturally, nothing is going to plan.
  • Status: Completed

The Naruto Omake Files Innortal Style by Innortal

  • Recommended by Catt
  • Synopsis: Random Tales, no consistent synopsis. New Intros: This group is based on a Groundhog's Day concept, if time was looping, and certain members were aware of this. These are their insanities.
  • Status: Last updated Mar 2010

Naruto: Game of the Year Edition by Majin Hentai X

  • Recommended by Bloodfist
  • Pairings: Naruto/Harem
  • Synopsis: People play games everyday. But what happens when Naruto is trapped IN one? Can Naruto break the cycle, and end, the game of the year?
  • Status: Last updated Dec 2011

Two Steps Back, by H.E. Gray

  • Recommended by Ninjasquirl
  • Synopsis: Begins with the usual Peggy Sue style, Leaf is destroyed and someone one wants to fix it, however, it's a blind Sasuke who has just destroyed Leaf that decides to do it, by going back in time to adopt chibi Naruto.
  • Comments: Once Lil' Naruto enters the story, it never stops being a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming. Never. There is an OC, but she will grow on you like you've never been grown on before.
  • Status: Last updated Feb 2011

In Myriad Ways by Charles Bhepin

  • Recommended by FLCNPNCH
  • Synopsis: It's a Peggy Sue with a twist: Naruto slowly goes completely insane. Sent back in time by the Shinigami to just before the Chuunin Exam, Naruto...well, just read it for yourself.
  • Status: Last updated Dec 2008

Perchance to Dream, by TaikoHawk

  • Recommended by boonerunner
  • Synopsis: Uchiha Itachi hadn't planned for this possibility, but then, if he'd had his way, he would be dead. How this had happened was a useless question. What mattered was, what would he do now? To be or not to be... It all hinged on his choices. Time travel.
  • Status: Completed, with several sequels also completed.

A Moment in History by Darth Malleus.

  • Recommended by Darman
  • Synopsis: As the Kyuubi no Yoko descends upon the Hidden Village of Konoha, as Madara begins his plans to bring 'peace' to the world, he is unaware of three figures, watching him from atop the Hokage Mountain.
  • Comments: A short but emotional fic, with Team 7 traveling to the moment of the Kyuubi attack, will they be able to save their loved ones?
  • Status: Completed

Fragments by kiraiakuma

  • Recommended by Random832
  • Synopsis: Every ending is a new beginning, and often the endings of different stories come together for a new one. But this one might have some rather worrying implications for the world.
  • Status: Last update September 2010.

Team Tensai by Wingwyrm

  • Recommended by: boonerunner
  • Synopsis: Direct from "They've gone back to the past. They've gone too far back into the past and they just don't want to wait around years and years, so they figured they might as well start early. Team 7, gen, time travel. WIP. Angst/Drama/Humor."
    • Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke all managed a jump back into their younger selves - as in, their five-year-old-selves. And they're not waiting around, they're getting started on fixing things right f---in' now.
  • Pairing(s): Not currently applicable.
  • Tags: Dark Fic warning for some of the supplemental stories, and especially for the background alluded to as the story itself continues. It takes the route that in canon (dark spoiler, you have been warned it's seriously horrific) Naruto was raped as a child on several occasions.
  • Status: Completed

Triage by Guile

  • Recommended by capeclare
  • Synopsis: Sakura is sent back in time by the 6th Hokage Hatake Kakashi's seal work and Naruto powering the time travel device to the day she graduated from the academy. From there Sakura makes a plan on how to alter and save them all from a crapsack future. This fic avoids a lot of the cliche's and Sakura comes across as a motivated and mature shinobi trying to come up with a plan, it is also less idealistic than most as part of Sakura orders when sent back were to either save Sasuke or kill him, which I find refreshing, her travel has not gone unnoticed by the present day Kakashi though. Recently updated and very well written.
  • Status: Last updated July 2011

Teach Your Children Well by AvocadoLove

  • Recommended by capeclare
  • Synopsis: After Madaras final attack on the village, Rokudaime Kakashi uncovers a time-travel scroll. Now he's Team Seven's sensei again. And this time, he's going to do things differently. A very good fic that has a great author. There is actually no Sasuke bashing, though Kakashi is still considering killing him if it comes to that and he does not seem to be trying to just remake Sakura and Naruto to what they became in the future, which is also a nice change. Definitely worth the read.
  • Status: Last updated March 2012

Concessions By Systatic

  • Recommended by shurasan
  • Pairings: None.
  • Synopsis: Pein's final technique wasn't control over death, but time. Naruto, sent back to start his life over, has a chance to change it all. Stuck with a differing Kyuubi attack and a wary, overprotective Fourth, will Naruto be able to do as he planned? GENFIC.
  • Status: Last updated Oct 2011

Second Bloom by (Just Subliminal)

  • Recommended by: jediofthesea, Frodo Lives
  • Synopsis: "Six year old Haruno Sakura was short, skinny, and high-pitched to a painful degree when she could be goaded into raising her voice. The twenty-two year old Haruno Sakura was cursing her younger self. Still, she had a whole life to get ready for. Again. AU"
  • Comments: Amazing. Simply amazing. The author's OCs seem as if they could have actually been canon!
  • Status: Last update April 2012

Fuzzy Logic by Deritine

  • Recommended by: Frodo Lives
  • Synopsis: AU time travel: The kyuubi no kitsune knew something was wrong, but couldn't put a paw on quite what. However, there are benefits to being a force of nature, including time itself bending to accommodate you.
  • Comments: to give you a better idea of what is actually like in the first chapter kyuubi seals Madara in his own body and takes it over, after turning it female of course, and travels to Konoha. Better then it sounds.
  • Status: Completed

Odd Behaviour by Twin Trouble

  • Recommended by: Dellanotte
  • Synopsis: "Sakura is worried about her teammates. They've been behaving very strangely... No pairings."
  • Status: Likely Dead Fic. Only two chapters, but the twins are still active on the site.

Chasing Yesterday by The King in White

  • Recommended by: AQZT
  • Has its own page.
  • Synopsis: "Rokudaime Hokage Uchiha Sasuke is a man with nothing beyond duty to the dead. Yet when a second chance comes from the lips of a demon, his battles begin anew... Time Travel/Redo,Female Naruto"
  • Pairings: Sasuke/Fem!Naruto
  • Comments: Takes place in an AU in which Naruto was born a girl. Most of the events of canon played out as canon until the time of the Fourth Shinobi World War. In the aftermath of the war, Naruto is dead, Sasuke is the Juubi jinchuriki. Due to his actions during the time when he was evil, most of the Konoha 11 and newest generation of Konoha shinobi hate him. In the midst of this, the Juubi offers Sasuke a deal: Sasuke gets to go back in time far enough to save Naruto, and the Juubi has a new chance for freedom.
  • Status: Last updated April 2012

The Lives Worth Saving by cywsaphyre

  • Recommended by: TheForgottenOne
  • Synopsis: "Naruto, at 26, has lived through 10 years of war. At the end, with nothing left to call home, he sends himself back to the beginning, to the day of his younger self's graduation, in an attempt to change it all. Time travel AU. *as taken from"
  • Pairings: None.
  • Comments: Starts off with the typical Naruto goes back in time to change the past after everyone killed off in a giant war. Naruto is a bit of a gary stu in this story, as everyone seems to like him immediately after meeting him, but it's balanced with the fact that he mostly wants to be left alone, which is where his gary stu-ness backfires. Overall, it's a interesting read.
    • Note that the future world from which this version of Naruto traveled back is extremely different from the canonverse. A major example? It seems like Sasuke never defected from the village, and that he actually became one of Naruto's two Jounin Commanders alongside Neji in the future.
  • Status: Last updated May 2012

Parallel by stacyb

  • Recommended by: rndmnmbr
  • Synopsis: "Even with the power of the Sage, the sun and the moon on their palms, Naruto and Sasuke weren't strong enough. But the Sage had shown them another way. This time, Kakashi isn't going to fail his students, but forge them together into an unstoppable family."
  • Pairings: eventual NaruSasu, SakuIno.
  • Comments: Kakashi is sent back to the day of the bell test, with a promise to do better and lead the three towards a stronger, better, more prepared path. And the gods help anyone who gets in his way, monsters and Hokages included. Team 7 as a Family, with all the warm fuzzies that entails.
  • Status: Ongoing, last update April 5, 2021

Redemption in a Worthy World by Lightbringer34

  • Recommended by: rndmnmbr
  • Synopsis: "Sasuke Uchiha has returned to the Konoha of his youth missing an eye and questioning everything. While knowing what's to come is an incredible advantage, his very existence starts a domino chain of events no one could predict. With both the Akatsuki and Danzo interested in a new Uchiha, Sasuke will have to fight to keep those he loves safe in the cloak-and-dagger world of the shinobi. Except things are changing before he's even woken up, his younger self is just as stubborn as he is, and he's going to have to learn how to parent all over again."
  • Pairings: eventual NaruSasu.
  • Comments: Making cartoonish villains into complex and competent characters is an outright goal. The Otsutsuki threat is paired with a strong Lovecraftian horror element that compliments it well. Off the rails of canon from the very beginning. And the fic is very Team 7 as a Family, with the fun addition of the most broken member of Team 7 in the dad's seat.
  • Status: Ongoing, last update April 25, 2021

backslide by blackkat

  • Recommended by: rndmnmbr
  • Synopsis: "Naruto’s friends are gone, his lover is dying, Konoha is destroyed, and Madara’s second return has pushed the entire world to the brink. Hunted and harried, Naruto is sent back in time to upend Madara’s plan before it even starts, and sets about changing everything. Butterfly effect nothing: the world is at stake, and Naruto is hardly about to let it fall to ruin once more. Not while he’s still breathing."
  • Pairings: Future!Naruto x Kakashi, NaruSasu, hints at NaruSasuSaku.
  • Comments: Naruto and Sasuke sacrifice everything to send Naruto back in time. All that's left for Naruto (now calling himself Kurama) is the mission, but an unexpected invitation to join Konoha delivered by Kakashi changes everything for the better and gives Kurama a chance to heal. And maybe if they're lucky, the soul of a repentant Obito sealed with Kurama can save his younger self from the darkness.
  • Status: Complete