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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
by Less Wrong reviews
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 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 661,619 - Reviews: 35528 - Favs: 26,429 - Follows: 19,488 - Updated: 3/14/2015 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Forging the Sword
by Myst Shadow reviews
::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 - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 152,578 - Reviews: 3252 - Favs: 8,819 - Follows: 10,411 - Updated: 8/19/2014 - Published: 5/26/2007 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G.
by ShaperV reviews
Sakura thought she was a capable kunoichi until she died in the Chuunin Exam. Now she's stuck in a loop, dying again and again while she struggles to understand her strange predicament. How hard can it be to pass one stupid test? Sakura/Naruto/Hinata
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 203,939 - Reviews: 3665 - Favs: 7,163 - Follows: 3,616 - Updated: 5/20/2011 - Published: 7/5/2009 - Sakura H. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Natural 20
by Sir Poley reviews
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.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 74 - Words: 314,214 - Reviews: 6660 - Favs: 6,802 - Follows: 7,671 - Updated: 8/2/2018 - Published: 5/7/2012
Hogwarts Battle School
by Kwan Li reviews
AU. Voldemort kills Dumbledore but is defeated by a child. In the aftermath, Snape becomes the Headmaster and radically changes Hogwarts. Harry Potter of House Slytherin begins his Third Year at Hogwarts Battle School and realizes that friend and foe are too similar for his liking. Competing with allies and enemies, Harry finds there is a cost to winning.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 52 - Words: 367,472 - Reviews: 2493 - Favs: 3,410 - Follows: 4,034 - Updated: 4/2/2018 - Published: 7/31/2012 - Harry P., Hermione G., Severus S., Blaise Z.
Pokemon: The Origin of Species
by DaystarEld reviews
Enter the world of Pokémon from a rational perspective. Instead of starting his journey in ignorance, Red has spent his years studying the creatures so central to his world... and he doesn't quite agree with all the information in his books. No time for rookie mistakes here: he's on a quest to discover the true nature of Pokémon, and maybe even find out where they really come from.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 82 - Words: 782,430 - Reviews: 1944 - Favs: 2,718 - Follows: 3,182 - Updated: 7/1 - Published: 10/25/2013 - Red, Leaf, Blue O./Green O. (male)
Lighting Up the Dark
by Velorien reviews
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 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 30 - Words: 180,033 - Reviews: 1110 - Favs: 2,073 - Follows: 2,481 - Updated: 12/31/2019 - Published: 5/20/2013 - Naruto U.
To the Stars
by Hieronym reviews
Kyubey promised that humanity would reach the stars one day. The Incubator tactfully refrained from saying too much about what they would find there.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 61 - Words: 761,651 - Reviews: 1575 - Favs: 2,051 - Follows: 2,083 - Updated: 4/19 - Published: 9/23/2011
Saruman of many Devices
by Saphroneth reviews
Alone of every power in Middle-Earth, Saruman innovates, notably gunpowder. But he lost. What if he had a little help? Actually a cross-over between LOTR and the General series by David Drake. Uses both book and movie elements.
Crossover - Lord of the Rings & Book X-overs - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 130,580 - Reviews: 534 - Favs: 1,507 - Follows: 1,441 - Updated: 4/3/2016 - Published: 11/20/2011 - Saruman
by EagleJarl reviews
(AU) [Rationality, meet Naruto] - Anko never wanted to lead a genin team. Sadly, the Hokage isn't okay with that; he hands her Naruto, Hinata, and Shino and orders her to "make them the best ninja and, more importantly, the best *people* possible." She's got her work cut out for her. M for combat and occasional cursing.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 164,368 - Reviews: 797 - Favs: 1,456 - Follows: 1,533 - Updated: 1/28/2016 - Published: 3/3/2015 - Anko M., Naruto U., Hinata H., Shino A. - Complete
The Metropolitan Man
by alexanderwales reviews
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 - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 80,698 - Reviews: 573 - Favs: 1,313 - Follows: 776 - Updated: 7/25/2014 - Published: 5/18/2014 - L. Luthor, Lois L., Clark K./Kal-El/Superman - Complete
by The BlackStaff and NightMarE reviews
Mawile just wanted to see the world. If that meant getting shackled to some human, so be it. No one told her that she'd need to fight dragons, deal with world-ending events, and keep her dopey trainer from collecting all sorts of useless team members. Well, at least she had her pokepuffs...
Pokémon - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 271,405 - Reviews: 1072 - Favs: 1,250 - Follows: 1,438 - Updated: 6/15 - Published: 7/1/2019 - Cynthia/Shirona, Red, Mawile/Kucheat
Hermione Granger and the Perfectly Reasonable Explanation
by Robin.Drew reviews
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 - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 25 - Words: 123,707 - Reviews: 579 - Favs: 994 - Follows: 1,599 - Updated: 7/24/2017 - Published: 12/23/2013 - Hermione G.
by Alicorn24 reviews
Luminosity is an AU reworking of the Twilight story where Bella is a rational self-knowledge junkie. Inspired by "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality". Requires no knowledge of or affection for Twilight canon.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 57 - Words: 223,236 - Reviews: 454 - Favs: 944 - Follows: 411 - Updated: 11/8/2010 - Published: 7/13/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
by Scientist's Thesis reviews
What if the mentioned super intelligence of Yagami Light and his antagonists wasn't just informed, but was actually true?
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Crime/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,652 - Reviews: 531 - Favs: 911 - Follows: 1,145 - Updated: 9/7/2016 - Published: 6/11/2013 - Light Y., L, Misa A.
In Fire Forged
by OmgImPwned reviews
In a world where modern physics and chakra are seemingly irreconcilable, fifteen-year-old Haruno Sakura graduates as a first-grade genin with the year's highest academic scores and is thrust into a world more complex and a lot less nice than she would have thought at first. AU. Volume one of a planned trilogy. Ch 8, Ignition 1.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 53,144 - Reviews: 423 - Favs: 855 - Follows: 1,084 - Updated: 8/23/2014 - Published: 4/12/2014 - Sakura H.
by Immatrael reviews
Who dares stand between a mother and her daughter's life? Precia will do anything to achieve her goals. Even if it means accepting Fate. First of the Gamesverse series.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 265,002 - Reviews: 288 - Favs: 739 - Follows: 427 - Updated: 12/31/2012 - Published: 10/22/2011 - Nanoha T., Fate T. - Complete
Alexandra Quick and the Lands Below
by Inverarity reviews
Seventh grader Alexandra Quick returns to Charmbridge Academy. This year she will face bullies from another wizarding school, a secret Dark Arts club, and her father's scheming, but her most terrible trials await her in the strange and deadly Lands Below!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 37 - Words: 235,084 - Reviews: 900 - Favs: 588 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 6/3/2009 - Published: 11/29/2008 - OC - Complete
Following the Phoenix
by hezzel reviews
A single-/dual-point-of-departure spinoff from Less Wrong's brilliant story "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality", branching away in Chapter 81. Hermione is sent to Azkaban, but Harry is not about to give up. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like his enemy is about to leave things alone either.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 37 - Words: 260,387 - Reviews: 391 - Favs: 566 - Follows: 494 - Updated: 8/21/2015 - Published: 8/21/2014 - Harry P., Hermione G., Albus D., Q. Quirrell - Complete
Branches on the Tree of Time
by alexanderwales reviews
Kyle Reese has traveled backwards in time, not to save Sarah Connor, but to help her rewrite the faulty utility function of Skynet. Together, it's possible that they might avert Judgment Day and save the world from nuclear Armageddon - and hopefully create a utopia ruled over by an AI god in the process. Fully completed. Diverges wildly from canon.
Terminator - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 17 - Words: 30,847 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 564 - Follows: 243 - Updated: 12/12/2013 - Published: 9/3/2013 - Kyle Reese, Sarah Connor, The Terminator, Skynet - Complete
by adeebus reviews
(Continuation of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality) It's easy to make big plans and ask big questions, but harder to follow them through. Find out what happens to Harry Potter-Evans-Verres, Hermione, Draco, and everyone else once they grow into their roles as leaders, leave the shelter of Hogwarts, and venture out into a wider world. Permanent home: anarchyishyperbole com
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 58 - Words: 298,709 - Reviews: 275 - Favs: 557 - Follows: 624 - Updated: 5/16/2016 - Published: 4/9/2015 - Harry P., Hermione G., Draco M., Voldemort - Complete
by Immatrael reviews
There's no such thing as happily ever after. Life goes on - even dearly bought. All Precia's plans may come to nought as shadowy actors take to the stage. But nothing unmasks a man like his use of power. Second of the Gamesverse series.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 259,961 - Reviews: 250 - Favs: 478 - Follows: 441 - Updated: 11/5/2016 - Published: 3/31/2013 - Fate T., Nanoha T., Hayate Y. - Complete
r Animorphs: The Reckoning
by WhatWouldEnderDo reviews
AU/multiple points of departure, with the intent to fix/sane-itize/create internal consistency, allowing rational agents to take things to the extreme. Visser Three is competent, the Yeerks are moving rapidly, and the Animorphs are actually trying to win (but are inexperienced and unprepared). Inspired by Worm and HPMOR.
Animorphs - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 63 - Words: 535,560 - Reviews: 557 - Favs: 440 - Follows: 558 - Updated: 6/22 - Published: 3/4/2015 - Elfangor, Jake
A Bluer Shade of White
by alexanderwales reviews
Six years after her coronation, Elsa rules over Arendelle, using the power of ice to improve the lives of her citizens.
Frozen - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,525 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 420 - Follows: 194 - Updated: 5/10/2014 - Published: 5/5/2014 - Elsa, Olaf - Complete
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by MostlyVisibleLight reviews
In an entirely different Earth Bet, Taylor Hebert never doubts her decision to use her superpowers to revitalize Brockton Bay's dying shipping industry. She isn't the only one with big plans, though. As trouble brews, conspiracies reveal themselves, and the universe suddenly gets a whole lot bigger, Taylor finds herself dealing with a whole lot more than she bargained for. Dead.
Worm - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 45,677 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 403 - Follows: 509 - Updated: 6/16/2019 - Published: 8/17/2015 - Skitter, Accord - Complete