If you are looking for the best Doom fanfiction, then this is the post for you.
Doom is a video game and media franchise that includes movies, comics, and a traditional board game.
The original Doom game is a first-person shooter about an unnamed space marine who people call the Doom Slayer.
So if you like first-person shooters, Doom might be just the thing for you.
Along with the entire media franchise, there is also a whole world of Doom fanfiction out there.
But in this post, I will write about some of the most popular Doom fanfiction according to hits received on Archive of Our Own.
1. The Basics of Demonology
This fanfic’s author has recommended having some knowledge of the Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal games when reading this story.
When a scientist ends up at the forefront of the apocalypse, she has to find a way to prevent the apocalypse from happening.
Alongside Slayer’s true self, she must learn to battle her own demons as well as real demons.
And the real question is, will she be able to fix everything before it is too late?
This fanfic has 13 chapters and stays true to canon for a large part of the story.
But the original female character is the biggest change to the games.
2. How to Process a Soul
Samuel Hayden has been tampering with Hell, and now must deal with the consequences.
He tries to explain his reasons to the Doom Slayer, but he doesn’t want to hear any of it.
But the facility’s artificial intelligence VEGA seems to be very content with the outcome.
And this has the Doom Slayer both worried and perplexed.
Maybe he does need to change his view on Hayden and VEGA, or maybe there is more going on than he knows.
This story is mostly compliant with the canon, but with some alterations to make the story work better.
It is 32 chapters long and very easy to read if you know the Doom background stories.
3. “Yours Truly, Flynn Taggart”
This fanfic is one where the reader is inserted into the story.
The reader is a medical student who is thrown into the middle of a demonic invasion.
But when the Doom Slayer saves the reader, things take a different turn.
Now the reader must learn how to trust the Doom Slayer and try to save the world from the demons together.
And that is no simple task.
The fanfic is five chapters long and has a good pace to it, making it a fast read.
4. I’ve Been Through Hell and Come Out Singing!
The Doom Slayer goes to Mars to try and stop the invasion from Hell.
And there he gains possession of the most powerful sword, known as the Crucible.
But Dr. Samual Hayden steals it from him and sends the Doom Slayer through a portal to a parallel dimension.
Doom Slayer arrives on planet earth, and the humans have no idea what to do with him.
The story is ten chapters long, and there is a lot of information given in those chapters.
It combines the video games with the movie, so it really covers a lot.
5. Day of Wrath [Doom 2016/Eternal rewrite]
This story does contain some descriptions of graphic violence and mature themes, so be sure to check that out first before reading.
The story takes place in the year 2149, and the UAC controls everything regarding energy, aerospace, and defense in the Solar System.
But now something, or rather someone, is about to change all of that.
Because in the heart of the UAC base on Mars is a tomb with the last remaining human in hibernation.
The Doom Slayer has not been destroyed but contained, and now it is finally time to be released into the universe again.
This one has 27 chapters in total.
6. The Once and Future Slayer
This story follows up after Doom 2016 and follows that original storyline closely but added an original female character.
Lizzie and her dog Charlie are hiding from the Summoner in a shopping mall.
Then all of a sudden, a portal opens and a world filled with demons appears.
Charlie runs through the portal before Lizzie can stop the dog, so she decides to go after her beloved pet.
There she comes face to face with the Doom Slayer, who was just on his way to Earth in the year 2150.
It is an original take on what would happen after the end of Doom 2016.
This is another fanfic with the reader inserted into the story.
The reader returns to Earth after a failed mission at the UAC Marc Facility.
But then the demons arrived on earth as well, and everything changes dramatically.
And now, the reader has to ensure survival and not keep hoping for the Doom Slayer to come and save them.
This fanfic is four chapters long, and because it is a reader insert story, you feel like a big part of it.
In this story, we see the Doom Slayer’s nightmare as he is plunged back into Hell.
There are flashbacks to his time in Hell, defeating every demon he encounters.
It is obvious that the Doom Slayer isn’t coping with everything as he should, but now he finally has someone to talk to.
Chapter 2 is where the reader is inserted as well, as the Doom Slayer’s partner.
This story is only two chapters long but is part of a bigger series.
This story is part 3 in the “RIP AND TEAR” series, so make sure to check out the rest as well.
9. Choking Games
This one is another reader-insert story, only this one is 1 chapter long with 1788 words in total.
The reader is in a relationship with the Doom Slayer.
Both have been through many demonic invasions and use each other to relieve stress.
This chapter is a bit more spicy and graphic than the other stories so far.
This story is part 5 in the “RIP AND TEAR” series, so make sure to check out the rest as well.
10. Midnight Comfort
This is yet another reader-insert story where this time, the reader fights together with the Doom Slayer.
Both are equals and fighting side by side has made their friendship and relationship strong.
They have each other’s backs, and more than once, the reader or Doom Slayer has to save the other.
But it also shows the domesticated side of the Doom Slayer.
As he tries to have a normal home life with the reader after everything that has happened.
This fanfic is only 1 chapter long with 1267 words in total, making it the shortest story mentioned here.
Doom Fanfiction: Conclusion
I hope this article has helped you find some great Doom fanfiction!
These aren’t the only fanfics based on Doom on AO3.
So you may want to look at the other fanfics with this tag and find your own favorite among them.
And if you have questions about this topic, feel free to leave a message in the comments below!
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