9k+ Chiaroscuro » by boomvroomshroom "They say the only thing to fear is fear itself. That, and a motivated Nara." Shikamaru is born with his father's intelligence and his mother's work ethic. The world is turned sideways.
Naruto, T, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 75, words: 345k+, favs: 11k+, follows: 11k+, updated: 6/12/2021 published: 5/23/2015, Naruto U., Ino Y., Shikamaru N., Kakashi H.
1k+Lighting Up the Dark » by Velorien AU inspired by an omake in HPMOR. 12 years ago, the Fourth Hokage gave his life to seal Kyubey, the Nine-Brained Demon Fox, into the infant Naruto. Now, the time has come for a smarter, more creative Naruto to take on a world in which quick thinking and a solid grasp of strategy are worth a dozen rare techniques, and a brilliant mind can challenge even the deepest darkness.
Naruto, T, English, chapters: 31, words: 183k+, favs: 2k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 10/11/2020 published: 5/20/2013, Naruto U.
10k+Dreaming of Sunshine » by Silver Queen Life as a ninja. It starts with confusion and terror and doesn't get any better from there. OC Self-insert. No pairings.
Naruto, T, English, Adventure, chapters: 151, words: 716k+, favs: 21k+, follows: 20k+, updated: 3/28/2019 published: 9/2/2011, Naruto U., Shikamaru N., OC
7k+ Harry Potter and the Natural 20 » by Sir Poley Milo, a genre-savvy D&D Wizard and Adventurer Extraordinaire is forced to attend Hogwarts, and soon finds himself plunged into a new adventure of magic, mad old Wizards, metagaming, misunderstandings, and munchkinry. Updates monthly.
Harry Potter & Dungeons and Dragons, T, English, chapters: 74, words: 314k+, favs: 7k+, follows: 8k+, updated: 8/2/2018 published: 5/7/2012
829Roll the Dice on Fate » by Jackercracks What happens when a SI gets reborn in the world of Naruto and is willing to lie, cheat and steal his way to power? Magical Vivisectionist Pretty Oro-tan, eat your heart out - this is how you bootstrap your way to godhood. No re-treading the same old missions here.
Naruto, T, English, Adventure & Humor, chapters: 44, words: 67k+, favs: 3k+, follows: 3k+, updated: 2/27/2018 published: 7/24/2015, Sasuke U., Shikamaru N., Gai M., OC
3k+Applied Cultural Anthropology, or » by jacobk ... How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cruciatus. Albus Dumbledore always worried about the parallels between Harry Potter and Tom Riddle. But let's be honest, Harry never really had the drive to be the next dark lord. Of course, things may have turned out quite differently if one of the other muggle-raised Gryffindors wound up in Slytherin instead.
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure, chapters: 19, words: 168k+, favs: 6k+, follows: 8k+, updated: 8/31/2017 published: 4/26/2013, Hermione G., Severus S.
603Hermione Granger and the Perfectly Reasonable Explanation » by Robin.Drew In 1991, a child came to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with obvious gifts, but which few suspected would change the world... Oh, and Harry Potter enrolled that year as well. *** A few tweaks to canon, plus extrapolating Hermione's apparent intelligence realistically. I expect events to diverge fairly quickly. ;) *** cover image cc by-nc RooReynolds @ Flickr
Harry Potter, T, English, Suspense, chapters: 25, words: 123k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 7/24/2017 published: 12/23/2013, Hermione G.
560 Harry Potter and the White Wizard » by Cyberwraith9 In the wake of tragedy, Harry returns to Hogwarts with a new ally in his personal war with Voldemort. With the help of this unlikely hero, can Harry put an end to the scourge of the wizarding world for good? A Harry PotterDresden Files crossover!
Harry Potter & Dresden Files, T, English, Adventure & Humor, chapters: 18, words: 89k+, favs: 732, follows: 1k+, updated: 2/27/2017 published: 8/31/2007, Harry P.
4k+ I Am NOT Going Through Puberty Again! » by EvilFuzzy9 Our heroes did not come from a future where everything has gone horribly wrong. They did not travel back in time to save the world from a bleak or miserable fate. As a matter of fact, all they want to do is find a way back home as soon as possible. [cracky, epilogue-compliant time travel fic] [Now has a TV Tropes page!]
Naruto, T, English, Humor & Parody, chapters: 40, words: 233k+, favs: 9k+, follows: 6k+, updated: 12/20/2015 published: 11/29/2014, [Sakura H., Sasuke U.] [Hinata H., Naruto U.]
1k+ Cleaning no Jutsu » by Erisah Mae She seemed determined enough. Maybe she'd be able to finally answer the question that had been bugging him for a while now, since he had realised he'd forgotten the answer years ago. What colour was his carpet? eventual OC/Gai Rated for swearing
Naruto, T, English, Humor, chapters: 15, words: 50k+, favs: 4k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 8/24/2015 published: 6/21/2011, [Gai M., OC] Genma S., Chōza A.
190 Aftermath » by ack1308 Taylor Hebert dies in the locker. But the story does not end there ...
Worm, T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 10, words: 33k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 657, updated: 6/25/2015 published: 12/19/2014, Shadow Stalker, Danny H., Greg, Emma B.
10k+Team 8 » by S'TarKan What if Naruto had been selected for a different team? What if he'd had a different mentor? Who would guess the consequences would be so large?
Naruto, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 24, words: 276k+, favs: 24k+, follows: 21k+, updated: 4/23/2015 published: 1/1/2006, Naruto U., Hinata H.
188 Two Steps Back » by Against.The.Current Mutants are just an urban legend, or so most people think. Melanie, a mutant with a minor time-travelling ability, has spent years pretending to be normal. Then SHIELD happens. "I'm going to get carted off to some government facility, aren't I?" "As dramatic as you make it sound... Yes."
X-Men & Avengers, T, English, Adventure, chapters: 5, words: 34k+, favs: 763, follows: 973, updated: 4/3/2015 published: 11/28/2013
10k+ Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality » by Less Wrong Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... COMPLETE.
Harry Potter, T, English, Drama & Humor, chapters: 122, words: 661k+, favs: 29k+, follows: 21k+, updated: 3/14/2015 published: 2/28/2010, Harry P., Hermione G.
169Weaver Nine » by Thinker6 Taylor and Jack Slash are born in each other's places. Weaver is the infamous usurper of the Slaughterhouse Nine, while young Jacob Hebert forges his path through the underworld of Brockton Bay.
Worm, M, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 29, words: 143k+, favs: 989, follows: 954, updated: 2/9/2015 published: 12/17/2014, Skitter, Jack Slash
139The Rock Bottom Job » by hamalaka Set about a year after Season 5 ends. Parker, Hardison, and Eliot have been working together successfully for about a year when things go wrong on a job. They recruit the help of Sophie and Nate to help pick up the pieces. Mostly a family fic, with some Parker/Hardison romantic references. Rated T for some violence. Reviews welcome. First fic, so be gentle!
Leverage, T, English, Family, chapters: 19, words: 29k+, favs: 56, follows: 80, updated: 10/9/2014 published: 2/18/2014, Parker, Alec H., Eliot S., Sophie D.
3k+Forging the Sword » by Myst Shadow ::Year 2 Divergence:: What does it take, to reshape a child? And if reshaped, what then is formed? Down in the Chamber, a choice is made. (Harry's Gryffindor traits were always so much scarier than other peoples'.)
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure, chapters: 15, words: 152k+, favs: 9k+, follows: 10k+, updated: 8/19/2014 published: 5/26/2007, Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G.
608 The Metropolitan Man » by alexanderwales The year is 1934, and Superman has arrived in Metropolis. Features Lex Luthor as the villain protagonist as he comes to grips with the arrival of an alien god. Occasional point-of-view chapters/sections featuring Lois Lane. Takes place outside any established comics continuity. Complete.
Superman, M, English, Mystery & Adventure, chapters: 13, words: 80k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 857, updated: 7/25/2014 published: 5/18/2014, L. Luthor, Lois L., Clark K./Kal-El/Superman
187Worm d20 » by throwaawy You know that one gamer, the one who breaks into every house and turns the place inside-out in their search for loot? That adventurer who slaughters everything in their path for XP? What if the events of Worm were a group of friends simply playing a pen & paper RPG? What if the protagonist could best be described as one such adventurer? Rated T for language.
Worm, T, English, Parody, chapters: 14, words: 22k+, favs: 753, follows: 804, updated: 7/18/2014 published: 10/2/2013, Skitter
14 Little Mastermind by smthwallflower In which Parker deals with a bully because Nate and Sophie can't, in good conscience, take down children in the third grade. Two years after "Finding a Home"; Parker's 8. AU. Vague references to past child abuse/neglect; deals with bullying.
Leverage, K, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 22k+, favs: 70, follows: 11, 6/25/2014, [Nathan F., Sophie D.] Parker