Horizon: Forbidden West » by Lonski Aloy had done it. Uncovered the secrets to humanities continued existence. Defeated HADES, who sought to threaten the world. Now Aloy returns to the AI CYAN to get answers, ending up with more questions. Machines are becoming more dangerous, the environment more hostile. Her goal to rebuild GAIA seems impossible. Especially when her path leads to the Forbidden West…
T, English, Adventure, chapters: 3, words: 10k+, follows: 1, updated: 10/21 published: 10/15, Aloy, Erend
Horizon Zero Dice » by Old Emerald Eye A collection of ficlets. Ch1: Aloy has a stop to make before following the warparty.
T, English, chapters: 5, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, updated: 8/28 published: 8/31/2020, Aloy, Talanah
2 Fire Hawk, Snow Thrush » by bluntblade With Ikrie at a loose end after her ordeal on the glacier and the loss of her friendship with Mailen, Aloy offers to go adventuring with her. As for what they're both looking for, she's not sure, but her bond with the Banuk wanderer is already deepening, and she's both nervous and curious to see where it will lead them. Aloy/Ikrie, post-Zero Dawn :D
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 10, words: 22k+, favs: 13, follows: 11, updated: 8/8 published: 11/9/2020, Aloy
won't you wander back to me? by Foibles and Fables Some time later, Aloy shows up in Meridian after her latest journey: weeks and weeks in The Cut. Talanah is glad all of the wandering has brought her close again. [post-game, post-comic, post-Frozen Wilds, fluff]
T, English, Romance, words: 4k+, favs: 5, follows: 3, 2/13, Aloy, Talanah
rest like you belong here » by Foibles and Fables Battered and bloodied after the skirmish with Dervahl, Aloy finds herself in an unfamiliar position: out of supplies and needing to reach out for help. [a missing scene, in two parts, Aloy/Talanah subtext]
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 9k+, favs: 8, follows: 6, 2/13, Aloy, Talanah
show me the foothold from which i can climb by Foibles and Fables "You've never slept in a Nora lodge before. Not very private." In which Aloy learns that, truly, not all comforts are bad. A missing scene from Mother's Heart the night before the Proving.
K+, English, Friendship & Angst, words: 4k+, favs: 2, 2/13, Aloy, Vala
6Maybe Even Two » by bluedragon1836 A collection of prompt-based snippets and scenes featuring Erend and Aloy.
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 54, words: 23k+, favs: 30, follows: 22, updated: 1/15 published: 5/6/2019, [Erend, Aloy]
5Protector of the Carja » by IllusivePen The Battle for the Spire was finished. Aloy and her allies had defeated HADES. But there are other rogue AIs threatening the safety of people on earth, and Aloy needs to find a way to bring GAIA back to life.
T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 15, words: 40k+, favs: 32, follows: 34, updated: 1/11 published: 1/2/2020, Aloy, Erend, Avad, Sylenz
1 Journal of a Project Zero Dawn Researcher by ImAGiraffe An audio recording from a long dead programmer. Just a little story I made for fun and practice.
K, English, Humor, words: 520, favs: 1, 1/8
The Sun's Favor by Wandergirl108 Canon for the now-M-rated Horizon: Echoes; oneshot. Years before the Red Raids were put to an end, the man who would one day hunt bandits and call himself "Nil" has earned a reputation in the Carja military; Jiran thinks the young soldier might be worthy of becoming a kestrel, but though it would be a great honor, something doesn't feel right about the prospect…
T, English, Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 3, follows: 3, 11/21/2020, Helis, Nil
2Metal World: Girl » by Famaniel After defeating Hades, Aloy's quest is far from done. She has to learn enough about the old world's technology to restart GAIA, so that the machines can go back to their terra-forming purpose. During her quest for answers, she meets a girl, that knows more about the past and about the Work of Elisabet Sobek, than possible. Who is she, and why does she follow Aloy?
T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 2k+, favs: 10, follows: 16, updated: 11/1/2020 published: 10/3/2020, Aloy
Measureless by bluedragon1836 Aloy stepped closer, tilting her face up towards his. It was both an invitation and a challenge, an unspoken echo of the earlier question. "You gonna kiss her, Cap?" Erend and Aloy attend a party to celebrate the end of Hades.
K, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 14, follows: 1, 8/29/2020, Aloy, Erend
8Horizon Zero Dawn: The Forbidden West » by Pirate01 Aloy discovers new Tribes and finds herself caught in an impending war between a highly advanced military faction and a Bandit gang. Both reveal surprising details about life in the Forbidden West, and neither is quite what it seems. (Continues on from the story "Ruler of the World" but it is not necessary to read that story first. Contains spoilers for the game - play it first!)
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 13, words: 53k+, favs: 13, follows: 13, updated: 5/26/2020 published: 1/22/2019
2 Paint by CaptainRennie It's been a long time, and yet Rost will not allow himself to believe Aloy is his.
K, English, Family, words: 1k+, favs: 16, follows: 4, 5/15/2020, Aloy, Rost
1Blood Feud » by EnigmaticSerpent There are only two things Nil wants in life. To kill bandits, and to impress a certain red-haired Nora huntress. Both could also be his down fall, especially when his dark past comes back to haunt him. Note: I acknowledge that these characters and locations are not mine. I am just borrowing them to create a new story based on game events. This story contains spoilers for the game.
T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 2, words: 11k+, favs: 8, follows: 9, updated: 5/11/2020 published: 4/3/2020, Aloy, OC, Nil
The Serendipty of Thunderjaws by bluedragon1836 The Thunderjaw was a surprise. That it led to Aloy kissing him was even more unexpected, but he wasn't about to complain.
K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 16, follows: 1, 4/21/2020, Aloy, Erend
40A New Dawn on the Horizon » by TheGamerMarine76 After earth was plunged into a dark, and dead abyss by the Faro Plague, Elisabeth Sobeck and her team created GAIA to create a future for they were the last original bloodlines after the plague, and before the eleuthia children. But what if they weren't the only ones to survive the longest after the plague. Story takes place after the entire Horizon Zero Dawn story line.
T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 13, words: 33k+, favs: 55, follows: 61, updated: 3/21/2020 published: 4/5/2017, Aloy, Varl, OC
2 Could Be by liveandlove1989 ""I'm so sorry, Talanah." The SunHawk smiled. A wicked simper. "Don't be. You're doing what you think is right."" Aloy x Talanah, angst, oneshot
T, English, Angst, words: 480, favs: 6, follows: 2, 2/4/2020, [Aloy, Talanah]
2 When the Night Falls by Angel Hawkeye It's the night before the final fight and Aloy is restless, even in such a comfortable bed. Her thoughts keep her awake, especially when they keep going to those stormy blue eyes of a certain Vanguard.
K+, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 8, follows: 1, 1/12/2020, Aloy, Erend
28Follow the Horizon » by MarchingPatriot93 I was inspired by Aloy's-Arrow's fic "The Rest is Up to You", and began writing my own H:ZD fanfic. I loved the game, and adored the storyline, but was rather disappointed that there wasn't more about Elisabet that could be found. Following the same plot, Aloy and Varl find her in cryogenic stasis. What happens next will happen. Please read and enjoy this new story!
T, English, Adventure & Family, chapters: 6, words: 21k+, favs: 115, follows: 118, updated: 1/10/2020 published: 4/16/2017, Aloy, Varl, GAIA, Elisabet S.
Soif de Savoir by Zandra-Chan Aloy est curieuse. Elle l'a toujours été. Un (très) petit OS pour un défi en une heure.
K, French, Adventure, words: 296, 10/8/2019, Aloy, GAIA
26 Two Minutes » by Amailia !Spoilers up through The Heart of the Nora main quest! Aloy meets alcohol for the first time, guided by our favorite veteran lush, Erend. [[ Just a quick couple scenes to get Aloy and Erend together. :-) ]]
K, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 4, words: 6k+, favs: 39, follows: 42, updated: 9/23/2019 published: 3/20/2017, Aloy, Erend
2Son Of A War-Chief by ScourgeTheBoss Varl. Son of Sona, war-chief of the Nora. This is a slightly (very, very slightly, I swear I'm barely changing anything) OOC Varl who I am fleshing out due to the fact that he is quite boring within the main storyline. So this is my story for him, that will build upon into the main storyline and further beyond.
T, English, Adventure, words: 2k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, 8/28/2019, Aloy, Varl, Sona
11Observations of An Outsider » by SecretEngima Throughout the game, we bear witness to Aloy's thoughts and experiences as she explores her world. But what do the characters she comes across think of her? This is a collection of snapshots of different characters as they encounter Aloy while her story unfolds and what they might think of her as they watch her journey from the outside.
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 4, words: 8k+, favs: 45, follows: 40, updated: 8/12/2019 published: 11/27/2018, Aloy
20The Legend of Aloy » by Azure Lightning Emerald Cloud Samina Ebadji and Margo Shĕn did not die with the Alphas. In the immediate aftermath of Faro's mass murder, GAIA acted. Now, a thousand years later, they wake from cryo-stasis to a very different world. [I OWN NONE OF Horizon: Zero Dawn. ALL RIGHTS AND CHARACTERS BELONG TO GUERRILLA GAMES.] Mostly femslash ships, you know me.. [Aloy/Ikrie],[Margo/Petra?],[Talanah/Vanasha?]
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 11, words: 14k+, favs: 97, follows: 131, updated: 6/21/2019 published: 7/20/2018, Aloy, GAIA, Ersa, Vanasha