Gundam Wing Recommendations

(a.k.a Shin Kidousenki Gundam Wing) Five young men and their giant machines of war known as Gundams are all that stands in the way of Earth's total domination over the space colonies. This is an anime/manga series created by Yatate Hajime and Tomino Yoshiyuki.

There are 22 recommendations on this page.

Ratings:

  • E (everyone); equivalent to "G"
  • PT (preteen); equivalent to "PG"
  • T (teen); equivalent to "PG-13"
  • M (mature); equivalent to "R"
  • AO (adults only); equivalent to "NC-17"

Warnings:

  • BDSM: These stories contain consensual bondage and/or domination and/or sadism and/or masochism.
  • Dark: These stories puts one or more of the main characters through a high amount of psychological or physical distress, often incorporating more than one issue (abuse, torture, rape, etc.).
  • Drugs: These stories contain drug usage.
  • Graphic Language: These stories contain a high amount of profanity or abusive language.
  • Graphic Violence: These stories contain graphic violence or high amounts of violence.
  • Lemon: These stories contain graphic sex.
  • Lime: These stories contain non-graphic sex.
  • Major Character Death: These stories involve the death of one or more protagonists.
  • Minor Character Death: These stories involve the death of one or more secondary characters.
  • Mpreg: These stories have at least one of the male main characters giving birth (male pregnancy). I won't recommend a story that doesn't sound plausible, though.
  • Nonconsensual: These stories contain incidences of nonconsensual sex (i.e. rape).
  • Psychological Issues: These stories deal with such issues as child abuse, suicide etc. or deals with the effects of these issues.
  • Torture: These stories contain incidences of physical or psychological torture.

Recommendation Levels:

star = I liked the story a lot.

starstar = I loved the story and will probably still remember large portions of it years later.

Acherontia Atropos by Katsu starstar

Rating: M

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Horror

Main Pairing(s): Heero+Duo, Trowa/Quatre

Warning(s): Graphic Violence

Length: 15 chapters, 62,511 words

Summary: Fusion with Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter. Duo discovers that everything he's ever learned about vampires is dead wrong.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Author's Site, Fanfiction.net

Comments: There's a Duo/Heero undertone but they aren't a couple. Yet.

Anax Tristis by Katsu star

Rating: M

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Horror

Main Pairing(s): Heero+Duo, Trowa/Quatre

Warning(s): Graphic Violence

Length: 8 chapters, 69,486 words

Summary: Sequel to "Pyractomena Borealis".

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Author's Site, Fanfiction.net

Chimaera by ShenLong starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo, Trowa/Quatre

Warning(s): Lemon, Mpreg

Length: 127 chapters, 100,000+ words

Summary: (from GW Diaries) The Eve wars are finished and the peace retained. The pilots have all gone their own ways, Heero and Duo have made a life together both working for Preventer when Duo's world is turned upside down as his unknown past comes back to haunt him.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Author's Site, AdultFanfiction.net

Comments: If you don't mind mpreg, then you'll find this fanfic interesting. Duo was born with a little something extra that Professor G never bothered to remove. While being held prisoner by OZ, he was injected with an experimental drug that caused biological systems once non-functioning to come online. After the Eve War, Duo goes to work for the Preventers and rejoins with the other pilots, most notably Heero Yuy. The fledgling relationship they'd begun cultivating during the war evolves into something solid and they consumate their relationship, unknowingly creating a child. It's a fairly simple plot, but it's never boring. Duo has a few complications (which is understandable due to the fact that his body isn't designed to carry a child) and it's pretty funny when he, Hilde, and Heero go to the baby superstore. Overall, I say "go for it" even if this type of fanfics aren't usually your thing. Watch out for the medical procedures, though, they may gross you out. There's finally a sequel to this fanfic and you can find it here.

Crimson Ties by SkyLark starstar

Rating: T

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo, Trowa/OFC, Wufei/OFC, Quatre/Relena, Zechs/Noin

Warning(s): Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Psychological Issues, Torture

Length: 109 chapters + 2 side-stories, 300,000+ words

Summary: Duo despises vampires but this doesn't stop him from being spiritually connected to one.

Status: complete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): Amy Mizuno's Little GW Page, Gundam Wing Diaries

Darkness At Dawn by Ashkara starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Duo/Heero, Wufei/Treize, Trowa/Quatre, Wufei/Dorothy

Warning(s): Dark, Lemon

Length: 43 chapters, 100,000+ words

Summary: Duo is the mythical Shinigami, the Dawnchild general who saved the world from the Darkchild Ramar 200 years before who disappeared right after the end of the battle. But when someone frees Ramar from his imprisionment, he will have to step forth again along with the Elemental Lords and the Guardian's Hand to prevent the Army of Shadows from destroying all he holds dear.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Amy Mizuno's Little GW Page

Comments: I found this on a Gundam Wing fanfic recommendation page (actually, I found another one of her fanfics and never bothered to leave her site). The way Ashkara weaves in the canon information (alterted slightly, of course, to fit the fanfic) is excellent. The main theme is the war against Ramar, and it takes a while to get to it, but you never find yourself wishing the end would come "just a little faster". There are enough interesting things going on that you never become bored. Overall, I highly recommend this one.

Daydreams by D.C. Logan star

Rating: T

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama

Main Pairing(s): Trowa/Quatre, Heero/Duo

Warning(s): n/a

Length: 16 chapters, 30,000+ words

Summary: An A/U set in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Duo owns a bookstore, Heero's a shy author who watches him walk to work every day from his apartment window.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Gundam Wing Addiction

Enslaving Heero by Akuma starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo, Wufei/Dorothy, Catherine/Relena

Warning(s): BDSM, Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Minor Character Death

Length: 56 chapters, 200,000+ words

Summary: Heero has a deep desire to belong to someone after the war and Duo fulfills it.

Status: complete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): Amy Mizuno's Little GW Page

Comments: As you can probably tell from the title, this story features domination and submission. If this makes you uncomfortable, please don't read it. It's a very powerful, very good story, actually, and it has a secondary plot.

There's also a prequel to this story called, Before Enslaving Heero

Heaven May Call by Utsubame starstar

Rating: PT

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo

Warning(s): n/a

Length: 18 chapters, 50,000+ words

Summary: Duo dies and goes to heaven...by mistake.

Status: complete

Added: October 07, 2007

Link(s): Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Here's to Us by Presser star

Rating: M

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo

Warning(s): Lime

Length: 12 chapters, 30,000+ words

Summary: (from GW Diaries) Duo owns/runs a coffee house/bakery and is looking for love. Heero is a shy, stuttering man in the same town. This story is about what happens when they meet.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Gundam Wing Diaries

Koji ma Oshi by Sol starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Angst, Drama, Humor

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo, Quatre/Relena, Trowa/Wufei

Warning(s): BDSM, Lemon, Psychological Issues

Length: 19 chapters, 100,000+ words

Summary: Duo wants revenge for Hilde's death and so joins the Preventers as a free agent. However, his partner is Heero Yuy, a young man he hasn't spoke to in ten years... and who he also still has feelings for.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Kracken's Site, Gundam Wing Addiction

Comments: Duo watches Heero leave his home every Thursday dressed in an interesting ensemble and take a taxi who knows where. Curious, Duo follows him one night to a club called Paradiso where there are other people dressed the same way. After extensive research, Duo feels that he's ready to give Heero what he needs so that he doesn't have to go to the club to "play" anymore. This story is filled with angst due to the fact that both Duo and Heero have a lot of issues to deal with as well as from the Preventer missions they're sent on, but there's also a lot of humor (which you will, of course, have when a story's being told from Duo's POV). The trip to the sex shop with Relena and Dorothy is something no one should miss.

Maxwell's Demon by MadamHydra starstar

Rating: T

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Humor

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo, Wufei/Zechs/Treize, Trowa/Quatre

Warning(s): Lime

Length: one-shot, 20,079 words

Summary: What if Duo really was Shinigami, and what if Relena was the only one who knew the truth?

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Author's Site, Fanfiction.net

Moments in Haven by Jei starstar

Rating: M

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Drama, Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo

Warning(s): Graphic Language, Lime

Length: 136 chapters, 300,000+ words

Summary: Heero and Duo visit a small town called Haven after the war in order to help the citizens rebuild and never actually move on.

Status: incomplete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): LiveJournal, Amy Mizuno's Little GW Page

Comments: There's also an incomplete prequel, Moments in a Dorm Room.

Heero: "Theoretically, love is a powerful, all-consuming, positive emotion. If what I feel isn't love, then that would mean that there's something else out there that's even more powerful and all-consuming, and I don't think that's true. I can't imagine it being true. If it were, if there really were something more out there... or in here... that could get scary."

Duo: "Oh my frickin' god, Heero. You... you just proved you love me by contradiction. You just used a goddamn proof by contradiction! I can't believe you! You... You are... Good god, I must love you if I don't find that absolutely absurd. A proof by contradiction!"

Of Cats and Wolves by Sol star

Rating: T

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Heero+Duo, Trowa+Quatre

Warning(s): n/a

Length: 16 chapters, 50,000+ words

Summary: (from GW Addiction) In a world of Creatures, Heero is a young half-Wolf who wants only to help his adopted brother, Wufei, find a good mate. Really. Trowa, a half-Jackal, helps, and it goes downhill from there...

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Gundam Wing Addiction

Comments: Don't forget the sequel: Of Cats and Wolves II.

Plumbing Has Nothing to Do With It by UtopiaDoesn'tExist starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Humor

Main Pairing(s): Heero+Quatre, Quatre+Duo, Trowa/Wufei, Heero/Duo/Quatre

Warning(s): Lemon

Length: 10 chapters, 10,000+ words

Summary: Heero is curious about sex.

Status: complete

Added: October 07, 2007

Link(s): Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Comments: Heero approaches Quatre with a question: "How do you initiate sex?" He wants to have sex with someone, anyone. He drives all of his friends crazy trying to learn how to accomplish this. This story is hilarious, trust me.

Pyractomena Borealis by Katsu starstar

Rating: M

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Horror

Main Pairing(s): Heero+Duo, Trowa/Quatre

Warning(s): Graphic Violence

Length: 23 chapters, 69,486 words

Summary: Sequel to "Acherontia Atropos". Six months after the end of Atropos, the supernatural once again inserts itself roughly into the lives of the pilots, this time in the form of the Master of Tokyo.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Author's Site, Fanfiction.net

Refuge by UtopiaDoesn'tExist starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst

Main Pairing(s): Duo/Quatre

Warning(s): Dark, Graphic Violence, Lemon

Length: 15 chapters, 30,000+ words

Summary: Duo finds Quatre living on L2.

Status: complete

Added: February 03, 2007

Link(s): Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Comments: First and foremost, if you can't handle seriously angsty stories then you might want to pass this one by. Everyone knows all about the L2 colony cluster and how bad it is, but this story goes into great depth about life on an L2 colony. It's very well-written (especially the intros to each chapter that really make you think) so it's worth your time if you can handle it.

Shinigami's Lover Arc by Kracken starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo, Trowa/Quatre

Warning(s): Dark, Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Lemon, Nonconsensual, Psychological Issues, Torture

Length: 5 stories, 300,000+ words

Summary: (from Kracken's site) After several bad missions, Heero and Duo find that they have feelings for one another.

Status: complete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): Author's Site

Comments: This story isn't for the faint of heart. Due to trauma during his childhood, Duo is very mentally unstable. The vast majority of the violence and chaos in this series is caused by him. His condition does improve over time, however. If you can make it past the first story, the rest is easy.

The link above is to the first story. (2) Shinigami's Lover Arc 2, (3) Shinigami's Lover Arc 3, (4) Shinigami's Lover Arc 4, (5) Shinigami's Lover Arc 5

Sunlight by D.C. Logan star

Rating: T

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama

Main Pairing(s): Trowa/Quatre

Warning(s): n/a

Length: 9 chapters, 30,000+ words

Summary: The prequel to "Daydreams". Trowa and Quatre's story.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Gundam Wing Addiction

The Drums of Heaven by Sol star

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo

Warning(s): Graphic Violence

Length: 50 chapters, 100,000+ words

Summary:

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Kracken's Site, Gundam Wing Addiction

The Edulcoration of Duo Maxwell by Mookie star

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo, Wufei/OFC

Warning(s): Lemon

Length: 69 chapters, 100,000+ words

Summary: A fusion with Pretty Woman in response to a challenge.

Status: complete

Added: July 22, 2006

Link(s): Gundam Wing Addiction, Gundam Wing Diaries

The Ion Arc by Sunhawk starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Humor, Romance

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo, Trowa/Quatre, Wufei/Sally

Warning(s): Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Lemon, Psychological Issues

Length: 14 chapters, 400,000+ words

Summary: Duo has an accident on a salvage mission that leaves him unable to tolerate traveling into space and must figure out what to do with his life.

Status: complete

Added: May 29, 2013

Link(s): Kracken's Site

Comments: Duo develops deep psychological issues in this story after the accident, just to warn you. Also, some parts of this story are not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. Duo occasionally does some very serious damage to himself. I think it's complete. The last chapter seems that way, anyway, but the story page implies that it's not.

Web of Betrayal by Dyna Dee starstar

Rating: AO

Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama

Main Pairing(s): Heero/Duo

Warning(s): Graphic Violence, Lemon, Nonconsensual, Torture

Length: 16 chapters, 50,000+ words

Summary: Duo is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit and Trowa tirelessly works to free him.

Status: complete

Added: February 03, 2007

Link(s): Kracken's Site, Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Comments: The sequel is "Tangled in the Web".