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A small corollary before we start: there has yet to be a division between Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night fics in The yardstick that if it uses Fate/Zero characters as the main driving force of the story, it belongs here. If it crosses with Fate/stay night, please note so.

Well then, with that out of the way... Proof that the remaining 10% is worth dying for here, provided you don't die when you are killed:

These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fate/Zero fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be Zapped. Nobody would back up the rec.

Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be. You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. You can do it by leaving a review, but please make sure it is substantive, or if you do not wish to leave a review by simply adding your handle to the recommended by line. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

Add new examples at the bottom of the section, please. Oh, and definitely Needs More Loving Wiki Magic.

Authors and Websites

Mini Nephthys, at AOOO or livejournal

  • Recommended by digitamer2
  • Synopsis: Numerous fics, mostly drabbles or one-shots, as well as many Fate/Stay Night works.
  • Pairings: Mostly Rider/Waver, Caster/Ryuunosuke, or gen

General Fics

Drowning Dream by Aeanagwen

  • Recommended by amatakamata
  • Pairings: None
  • Synopsis: Two months after the Fuyuki City Disaster, a survivor of the Fourth Grail War explores the ruins. He finds more than he bargained for, in the wreckage and in himself.
  • Warnings: There is a bit of slashy pseudo-selfcest and spoilers about the fate of the Rider pair.

Shipping Fics

Link by Joel 7th

  • Recommended by 4seasons
  • Pairings: Diarmuid/Sakura
  • Synopsis: What Matou Sakura craves for is not the Holy Grail but a protection. And he is the Heroic Spirit that has traveled across times and space to answer her heart's desire.
  • Tags: AU fic

Sensha Otoko by hin

  • Recommended by Gunbazca
  • Pairings: girl!Waver/Rider
  • Synopsis: One day, Waver-chan gets bothered by a strange man in a hoodie. Rider punched the man flying. All goes downhill from there.
  • Tags: AU fic

Crossover Fics

Alexandriad: The Song of Fire by SuperGoldenFroggie

  • Recommended by Gunbazca
  • Synopsis: At the Spring Summoning Ritual, Louise summoned a bear of a man who claim to be the greatest conqueror that is. Will she be the laughingstock of the school, or will he prove his dream of glorious conquest true?
  • Tags: AU fic

Holding Back the Sea ( Link), by Ryuugi

  • Recommended by Crimson Flight
  • Sypnosis: Taken from the summary provided: Chiron always said there’d be legends about him one day. He hadn’t thought that’d result in him fighting to the death with other Heroes, though. Percy Jackson and the Olympians/F/SN.
  • Tags: Crossover
  • Comments: Thread 2 can be found here, while the current one is here.

Postnuptial Disagreements by Zalgo Jenkins.

  • Recommended by Mythtakesweremade and Grand Prince Paul II
  • Fandoms: Sekirei, Fate/stay night, Fate/Zero
  • Now with a tropes page
  • Synopsis: Author's Summary: Years after his parents survived Heaven's Feel, the son of Kayneth and Sola-Ui finds himself in a different sort of supernatural tournament. But can he survive superpowered alien females, scheming businessmen, and his own partner's urge to strangle him?
  • Comments: Somehow, Kayneth Archibald El-Melloi and his wife Sola-Ui survived the fourth Heaven’s Feel ritual. Their son, Meriwether, seems like a chip off the old block when he travels to Japan to research the Fourth War. Unfortunately, his short layover at Shin Tokyo takes a little longer than expected when he accidentally wings Benitsubasa and gets dragged into the Sekirei Plan. Benitsubasa soon finds to her disappointment that her Ashikabi has lived a rather...sheltered life. Not that this will stop our protagonist from making the Sekirei Plan a whole lot bloodier...

The War Of Kings by Pale Wolf

    • Fanfiction.Net link is here.
  • Recommended by User:Jiven, nitewind
  • Crossover with Code Geass
  • Synopsis: The Holy Grail War is taking place in Fuyuki at the same time Kallen's resistance is stealing CC. When Lelouch protected that purple-haired girl from the fighting between terrorists and Brittanians, he didn't think he will be able to seize an extraordinary opportunity. Lelouch, as Master of Lancer, will try to grasp this wish with his own hands and to destroy Britannia. And doing his level best to put some more 'war' in the Holy Grail War.
  • Comments: A newborn fan fiction who shows great promise. Some original flavor, good characterization, good use of drama, and really well-paced action.
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