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Focus: Games Mega Man, Since: 06-27-08
Founder: MungoJerry - Stories: 153 - Followers: 6 - id: 59832
Grab a sandwich and come do some reading! The Mother Lode is a collection of gems in the Megaman fanfic archive, hand picked by combing through the submission library. Complete, in progress, or frozen in time, each story here, in the moderator's opinion, is worth its salt, and guaranteed to be a good read. - RATINGS "K" THROUGH "M" - Excludes slash and smut.

False Dawn by Bryon Nightshade reviews
X1 prequel/intro. Loyalty: it's a concept early robots couldn't understand, as there was no alternative; disobedience was impossible. X and his progeny are cursed to be more than that. At the moment of crisis, X, Sigma, and Zero must decide where their loyalties lie. Their choices will shake the world. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 31,670 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/6 - Published: 3/2 - Complete
On My Worst Enemy by Laryna6 reviews
The Age of Robotics ended with a Destruction Order. X awakens in a world that killed his family, where he's under a death sentence not just for having free will, but for having a will at all. Taken in by people working to save the world, what will he do when another threat arises? When it asks him not if he thinks he can win, but what he's even fighting for?
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 59,995 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/21 - Published: 10/27/2013 - X, Zero, Dr. Cain - Complete
Accommodations by Laryna6 reviews
Running an errand as a favor for X requires dressing in human clothing. A... something posing as a reploid posing as a human to do a favor for the android he was built to kill. Commander Zero might ask how was this his life if he wasn't choosing, every minute of every day, to keep on living this way. Giftfic for NHOrus.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,261 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/30/2013 - X, Zero - Complete
Red Awakening by Bryon Nightshade reviews
X1 prequel. For X, the newly-discovered red robot will be many things. A puzzle to be solved. A peer to be challenged. A friend to be embraced. And a harbinger- the herald of darker times. Because, in the end, X and Zero are as different as sun and moon. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,771 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/27/2013 - Published: 10/20/2013 - X, Zero, Dr. Cain - Complete
Impertinence by Bryon Nightshade reviews
X1 prequel. One-shot. Question: How is a humble archaeologist able to create a new breed of robot? Answer: he also happens to be a world-class roboticist. Question: why is a world-class roboticist digging around in the dirt? Answer: well... it's complicated.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,530 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/25/2013 - Dr. Cain - Complete
Zero: Diamond Birthday by kaelenmitharos reviews
My parting gift to you all: an excerpt from the life of Zero Doppler of "Zero: Diamond Earth." If you haven't read Diamond Earth, find it on my profile and read it, then this. The d'aww will make your heart break. And if that doesn't do it for you, the intricately choreographed death match will. One-shot, AU, OC. Enjoy!
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,571 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Zero, Iris - Complete
A Heavy Load To Bear by Bryon Nightshade reviews
Total X5 re-write. The four Wars that have come before were merely a prologue. Under the shadow of cataclysm, the old order is coming apart at the seams. Neighbor will fight neighbor, two robots close as brothers will battle to the death, and nothing will ever be the same. Don't think you know what will happen. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 75,432 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/10/2013 - Published: 2/4/2013 - Complete
Consequences by Bryon Nightshade reviews
After X4. The Fourth War has badly shaken the Maverick Hunters. X and Zero find themselves able to agree on less and less even as they grasp at the straws of their friendship. The world is devolving into armed camps, and the two Hunters will soon be driven to extreme- and contradictory- choices.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,576 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/21/2013 - Complete
Unlaced by Pardra reviews
Post X4. AU. Her family was dead, and Zero- no, all of the Hunters, wished the same of her. There was no more room for mistakes or recklessness in her life anymore. X was willing to- he would help her, he'd already made that clear. For some reason that was unbearably painful.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,435 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/29/2013 - Published: 11/16/2012 - Iris, X, Zero
Mega Man X:Mavrick Hunter Roll by Pink Fire Starter reviews
What if Dr. Cain found more than X when searching Light's lab? What if that someone was a young service bot? She had no knowledge of the life of a protector of humanity, yet circumstances will force her to follow the path of the warrior to not only save her newfound friends, but also to survive...Read and Review, Please!
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,368 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 1/28/2012 - X, Roll, Zero, Vile
Gift Wrap by ImaginationInterpreter reviews
Blues seems to be having problems with paper. Dare he admit defeat? Merry Christmas! One-shot.
Mega Man - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 609 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Proto Man - Complete
TwentyTwo Hats by ImaginationInterpreter reviews
A series of snapshots; various characters and eras, themes and perspectives. Various writing styles. Every hat has a different story. Each will be released on various holidays or events. Hat Twenty-two - ?
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 21 - Words: 5,205 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/1/2013 - Published: 2/6/2012
The Definition of an Android by Laryna6 reviews
Is a being created in the form of a human through mastery of magic or science: a replica of the human body, a child of the human mind. Every good parent believes their children have infinite potential. Definition of a Reploid sidestories.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,207 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/15 - Published: 2/28/2012 - X, Ciel - Complete
You Must Die by Pardra reviews
X fought for justice; for honor. There was a striking absence of it in Zero's death.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 769 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/2/2012 - X - Complete
Let Me Grow Lovely by Pardra reviews
Time is master of all things. War wages with its blessing, and family is little more than a fragile, crumbling thing beneath its fingers. And then...there is Age: An aspect of Time not even Reploids are immune to.
Mega Man - Rated: K - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 489 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/21/2012 - X - Complete
X and Zero, Sliders Extraordinaire by kaelenmitharos reviews
Megaman X and Zero are the strongest fighters of their world. How will they fare on other worlds when Gate goes into interdimensional technology instead of reploid design? Rated T for robot violence and puberty.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 40,998 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 2/20/2012 - X, Zero
Welcome by Az The Dragon reviews
It took Doctor Cossack months to program Forte, and now, finally, it was time to see him open his eyes.
Mega Man - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 931 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/8/2012 - Bass.EXE, Dr. Cossack - Complete
By Their Wings by ImaginationInterpreter reviews
Not all Cyber Elves were created to aid reploids. And a rare few have been found with a sadness around them. Why are they different? One-shot
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,319 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/2/2012 - Zero - Complete
Memento by Laryna6 reviews
X series AU. What caused the Cataclysm? A time capsule containing records from the lost days of 20XX forces the hunters to come face to face with the force behind it all. Dr. Light wasn't the only one to leave something behind for the sake of the future.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,368 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/17/2010 - Robot Masters, X, Zero - Complete
Fratricide by Bryon Nightshade reviews
Set during MMX2. It was a deliciously villainous plan- set Zero as Sigma's guardian against X. How far would X go to beat not only a superior robot, but his brother-in-arms?
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,367 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Zero - Complete
Forgotten Compassion by Halfsan reviews
-Oneshot- -Megaman Classic- He hated all. All hated him. But her ignorance showed him that not everyone was afraid of him. -no pairs-
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,092 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/21/2012 - Complete
The Firebrand by Laryna6 reviews
A knight in shining armor rescues a princess. Except the princess is the dragon, and the metaphor breaks along with Sigma's mind. A fractured family dreams of a happily ever after, or at least an after the war. Fem!Zero AU, not X/Zero.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,836 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/23/2012 - Published: 1/14/2012 - X, Zero - Complete
Legacy Fate by ValeBailey reviews
This story details the transition of Bass from the classic series into the X series. It is fairly dark and deals with the inner-workings of robots and reploids. It also talks to the ideas of destiny and purpose; chance vs. fate, will vs. ability, etc...
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,709 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/16/2012 - Published: 12/19/2011 - Bass, X
Payback by lalalei reviews
Post "Bro Bots", Roll decides the best way for her to help Mega out of a bad mood is to pick a fight with Protoman and win. But can she, when he's defeated her every other time they've met? Ruby-Spears cartoonverse.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,853 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/18/2011 - Complete
Redemption by HarunaRei reviews
Megaman Classic/Zero crossover: Neo Arcadia has gone to hell in a handbasket. The city is slipping, Copy X has lost his mind, the Guardians are completely duped, and someone rudely awakened the Robot Masters from their centuries-long stasis.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 46 - Words: 465,168 - Reviews: 283 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 7/29/2013 - Published: 11/12/2011 - Proto Man, X
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