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Final Fantasy X Fanfiction: A Fan's Recommendations

Updated on January 21, 2015

My FFX Fan Fiction Reading List

Here's my recommended reading list of some of the best Final Fantasy X fanfiction on the web, not just on ff.net, but on other fanfiction archives.

I've selected for variety: different ships, different characters, different authors. You'll see a slight bias towards stories spotlighting secondary characters or magic/summoning. Sorry there's no slash: I'm cool with it, I just happen to read more gen, het and yuri.

This is a totally subjective list of FFX fanfiction, so if you know of any other great fanfics out there, feel free to recommend FFX fanfiction below.

Fabulous FFX Fanfiction: An Annotated List - Auronlu's Favorites

Note: Stars by author names indicate multiple Final Fantasy stories under the author's profile; you may want to browse their other work!

Please consider leaving a review to let authors know their work is appreciated. Most also appreciate constructive criticism!

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More Great Final Fantasy X Fanfiction

Some of these I selected because they're highly original, "hidden gem" stories, rather than because they're utterly awesome. (Although there is still much awesomeness.)

Update: More Final Fantasy X Fanfic Recs

Originally posted on my auronlu Tumblr blog, Dec 27, 2014. Some overlap with the list above, mostly new.

Elemental - Owlmoose
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8231
Ultima - Justira
http://archiveofourown.org/works/11257
Two vignettes on Lulu learning black magic that complement one another.

On the Precipice of the World - Yati
http://archiveofourown.org/works/199619
Rikku and Tidus trying to figure out how to save Yuna, plus a good Zuke cameo. In-game, the crossing of the Calm Lands.

Guardian - Mintywolf
http://dippywerewolf.deviantart.com/gallery/38222634/Guardian
This is a (long) graphic novel, but I rabidly recommend it: a rich prequel to FFX telling the story of Lulu’s three pilgrimages, her friendships with Lady Ginnem and Yuna, and brilliant cameos for pretty much every character in FFX right down to the lizard cat in the Besaid Crusader’s Lodge.

Aftermath - owlmoose
http://archiveofourown.org/works/19886
Owlmoose has written a TON of good FFX and X-2 stories, including many quick one-shots. I advise you to browse her Ao3 account thoroughly, looking for at least a few Paine and/or Nooj fics. But here’s an unusual one- the formation of the Youth League through the eyes of a character you had probably written off as much as I did: Beclem.

Stand Solid Among the Eclipse - WhiteFang72
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6553523/1/Stand-Solid-Among-The-Eclipse
Vignette: The Sending from Yuna’s POV

The Seeker Files — Jebus Creiss
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6514906/1/The-Seeker-Files-Book-1-Kilika
Who would ever think that a fanfiction about Barthello could be such a good story? (bridge between FFX and X-2)

By Any Other Name - CyanIllusions
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4114200/1/By-Any-Other-Name
Short character study of Isaaru and his aeons (who had different names from Yuna’s, in-game)

On Guardians and Insomnia - Cy Fur
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6008790/1/On-Guardians-and-Insomnia
Yuna/Rikku/Lulu fluff (short)

Faith - Storyless
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4772288/1/Faith
A quick conversation between Belgemine and Sir Auron. Actually, I recommend all of Storyless’ FFX fanfic. She’s got more posted on ff.net, but here’s another great, scary story of hers on AO3: We Bring the Fire.
http://archiveofourown.org/works/22182
Auron’s childhood, Braska as a young man, and an AU ending to Braska’s pilgrimage.

Answer to the Call - SilverDagger
http://archiveofourown.org/works/329719
Lulu and Auron in canon, being the wary, consummate guardians they are. (no romance here.)

Slowly - brightspark
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2756144/1/Slowly
Gippal/Baralai, one-shot, a bit R.

Pilgrimage - M Li
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5675162/1/Pilgrimage
Bridge between the good ending and perfect ending of FFX-2, exploring the world of Spira after FFX-2 is over.

In Blood and Gold - thousandth
http://archiveofourown.org/works/614183
Auron/Braska unrequited love and yet more angst.

Pride of the North Pole - dagas_isa
http://archiveofourown.org/works/57897/chapters/76591
Kimahri finally given his due in a series of connected vignettes.

I need to bookmark more Tidus, Rikku and Yuna fic, but that’s a good selection.

In general, you’ll find a lot of good-quality writing by searching the DOINK! Final Fantasy fic exchange archive, here:http://archiveofourown.org/collections/ff_exchange/fandoms#letter-F

Got a favorite FFX story I've missed? Post its title, URL, and (optionally) characters, length, rating here. I'm especially looking for a good Tidus/Yuna story to feature, since I haven't found the perfect one yet.

Unfortunately, due to spammers, I can't let you use HTML, but if you post the raw URL as text, we can copy/paste it!

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      AllyVuitton 6 years ago

      My brother used to play Final Fantasy when he was a kid. I've never been too techno, so I've never even known about Fan Fiction! I loved the first one.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      HABUH. I'M ON HERE?? brb dying

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      euro1965 5 years ago

      nice to see you all

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      Willow Wood 5 years ago

      This is a great idea and I appreciate this list of carefully selected stories. I like fanfiction but I don't spend enough time hunting through all the stories posted each day. I'll check back here bit by bit and expanding my fanfiction horizons (I tend to hang out in the FFVII section).

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