20 Popular Genshin Impact Fanfiction Stories to Read in 2024

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If you are looking for some of the best Genshin Impact fanfiction, you have come to the right place. 

Genshin Impact is an incredibly popular video game that has taken the world by storm. 

It was initially released in late 2020, and it has been steadily gaining popularity ever since. 

It is available on many different platforms, making it accessible to countless people worldwide. 

This game is an anime-style role-playing game that consists of battles, magic, and traveling between worlds. 

If you are a fan of role-playing games, you should check this one out. 

Because of the open-ended nature of this game, it has become an excellent place for fanfiction to emerge. 

There are countless numbers of Genshin Impact fanfiction stories out there, and some of them are well done. 

This article will explore the best and most popular Genshin Impact fanfiction stories by the number of hits received on AO3. 

Keep reading to find out more. 

1. Entirely Out of Spite

Ajax, a starving college student, wakes up in a brave new world with a new persona.

He gets bound to the powerful character Tartaglia, the 11th Harbinger of the Fatui, aka Childe.

The game tells the former college student to have an enjoyable user experience in Genshin Impact—but his experience is anything but that!

On the brighter side of things, he isn’t dead—right?

Dead or not, Ajax has more significant problems on hand.

For instance, he is stuck playing the character Tartaglia, the villain of all things!

With the knowledge of Tartaglia’s untimely and gruesome death in the game’s first act, Ajax wants to avoid sharing this fate.

Hence, he begins his journey to redemption, staying alive—and unscrewing his life.

2. The Autumn Winds Are Sighing

Childe hasn’t seen Zhongli since the storm two months ago.

With the last bits of hope leaving Childe, he suddenly meets Signora, who unveils the truth to him.

Hoping for good news, he faces the worst possible information instead. 

Not only has Childe been played by all sides, but he also found out his former allies tossed him aside like trash now that they no longer need him.

It’s not that the man didn’t know his duty—after all, he’s a Harbinger. 

He puts duty over anything else, setting aside useless personal feelings. 

Still, the news hits him like a ton of bricks.

How foolish of him to get attached, he thinks.

But you’ll have to read this one to find out what happens!

3. Time capsule for the future

This story shows how 28 Genshin Impact characters would react to their future. 

Waking up in a strange place with even stranger technology—the powerful beings meet a young woman. 

Offering a deal with them—they can’t help but stare in awe as they witness their futures unveiling

The author does a great job depicting each character, staying true to their personalities. 

It’s a one-of-a-kind Genshin Impact fanfiction that dabbles in curiosity, technology, and clairvoyance!

4. Vixere

This story takes place in an alternate universe and is a lot of fun to read. 

It is 35 chapters long, and with nearly 350,000 words, you know plenty of content to read and enjoy in this story. 

The premise of this story deals with soulmates. 

The author begins this story with a beautiful metaphor about constellations and destiny and then dives into a story that discusses the same topic. 

In this fanfic, the biggest threat to the Fatui happens to be Childe’s soulmate. 

Though Childe does everything he can to prevent this relationship, it is destined to happen. 

There is nothing that anyone can do to stop it. 

This story is full of humor which is always fun to read. 

It also has plenty of romance and romantic tension making for a very engaging alternate universe. 

Don’t miss out on this popular fanfiction if this summary intrigues you.

5. I think you’re so good (and I’m nothing like you)

Ajax has a soulmate mark, and despite not yet meeting her, he cares for them.

He promises to do anything for them, observing them from afar and protecting them.

Set to protect his mate—Ajax is happy with his plan—until he meets Tsaritsa. 

Requesting an audience with him—she reveals that his soulmate is Morax, the Geo Archon. 

In other words, his mate is unpredictable with questionable morals—not to mention his sworn enemy.

What will he do?

Check out this fanfic to find out!

6. Little Twin Gods

In this Genshin Impact fanfic, we see what might happen if Aether and Lumine were not separated. 

These two twins get to travel across the universes together.

They leave home at the young age of eight years old, and though it is difficult for their parents to set them free, they know that it is what they are destined to do. 

As you may expect, these two get into trouble and have many adventures traveling together. 

They learn countless lessons even on their first adventure and become closer than ever. 

As readers, we get to see their travels, go on adventures with them, and learn lessons alongside them. 

This charming story changes many of the things we know about Genshin Impact.

However, the author is a good writer who has created something really beautiful. 

If you are looking for a story that will fill your heart and put a smile on your face, give this one a try!

7. Disarmed

This story again deals with Childe falling deeply in love. 

The difference is that in this story, he falls in love with someone who does not exist. 

That’s right, the entire 134,000 words of this story deal with the events leading up to and following Childe falling in love with a fake persona. 

This story is exciting and funny as we see Childe slowly realize that the person he thinks he is in love with is not real. 

Don’t worry, Childe eventually falls in love with a real person, and we get to see how that plays out, too. 

This story is a bit spicy but contains nothing too explicit. 

It also has plenty of humorous moments between Lumine and many other characters.  

8. cyanide narwhal

With his last memory of going to bed, Ajax wakes up with a massive headache. 

He was sure he had returned from his routine shift at the Fatui headquarters and went to bed as soon as he stepped inside his apartment. 

But with his thoughts jumbled and confusion at its peak, the first thing Ajax thought of was that he’d transmigrated. 

Laughing at the absurd thought, he concludes he is still asleep and that this was all a dream.

Little did he know, he’s now in Liyue and is set to change history.

9. Legereculus

Next up is a Genshin Impact fanfiction that is slightly different from some others I’ve mentioned. 

This fanfiction is not one long story. 

It is a collection of short stories that all stand alone. 

There are currently 74 stories in this collection, each different from the last. 

The author of this story does a sort of crowdsourcing to get ideas and inspiration for stories that their audience wants to see. 

If you have been dying to read a story about a certain pairing of characters from Genshin Impact, it probably exists in this collection. 

As a reader, we play an exciting role in this collection, as well. 

Many stories feature the reader as the protagonist of the story. 

Some relationships emerge, as well as adventures that involve the reader as a key player. 

It is a really interesting way to write a fanfiction story. 

If you are looking for something new and unique, this collection is for you. 

It is simple to skip around this collection and read the stories that interest you most, making it fun to read. 

10. Poisoned Dreams

If you are looking for a story that is a bit darker than many others, this is the one for you. 

This Genshin Impact fanfiction story features Diluc as the main character, and it gets a bit heavy at times. 

In this story, Diluc is having constant dreams about death. 

Typically, these dreams revolve around Kaeya’s death, but not always. 

Diluc’s life at night is horrible, and it may even be worse in the daytime.

We see these two brothers come together in a way that we have not experienced so far. 

Kaeya sees how his brother is falling apart and knows he must help. 

Kaeya is a brother willing to go to the ends of the earth to help save Diluc. 

Though there is plenty of pain and suffering in this story, there is also a great deal of love and affection. 

The relationship between Kaeya and Diluc grows stronger than ever, and it is lovely to read. 

11. Xiao hunts Childe for sport

This story follows Xiao in his misadventures with Zhongli and Aether. 

Experiencing a massive headache, Xiao is 100% sure that Zhongli will be the death of him. 

Xiao feels his soul leaving his body when his friend shows up with an unconscious Childe. 

With the disappearance of the 11th Harbinger, the Fatui now think he’s dead.

At least he won’t be alone facing the Fatui’s wrath as he has Aether with him. 

Someone has to suffer with him—right?

12. Weighing Contracts

This story revolves around the Geo Archon.

Wanting to test his people, Rex Lapis offers them the final contract of Liyue.

He wants to see how his people would stand by themselves, allowing them to move on from the age of gods and monsters into the dawning age of man.

The god of contracts knows they will face many dangers in their journey. 

Despite his cold demeanor, Rex is ready to catch them if they fell.

But he has missed things despite his careful planning and knowledge of Tsaritsa’s Fatui and Childe being the epicenter of chaos.

As his biggest enemy rises from the Guyun Stone Forest’s roots, Rex weighs the final contract of Liyue against the first, finalizing his decision.

13. Earth and Wind

In this story, we follow Zhongli and Venti throughout the ages.

Morax has little to no interaction with the Anemo Archon, with the latter locking himself in his tower. 

He believes his imprisonment will keep his people safe.

Despite knowing this false information, Morax never tells him otherwise.

As a result, he unsurprisingly sees Decarbian’s people overthrowing him. 

But what surprises Morax is the new Anemo Archon who replaces him.

The author does an excellent job of depicting the two character’s different personalities yet intertwining them into an unbreakable friendship.

14. Dream Graveyard

In the next Genshin Impact fanfiction that we will look at, we again get to focus mainly on Kaeya. 

If you are a fan of dark humor, this is the story for you. 

The author has given each of these characters plenty of struggles and trials to deal with, but they all play out humorously. 

This is an author who clearly understands the lore behind Genshin Impact, but they have taken some liberties in terms of characterization and plot points that all make the story fun. 

In this story, Kaeya knows he will die, but he only sees this as a minor inconvenience. 

It is not something to fret or worry about too much.

This story is less than 100,000 words, which may seem like a lot, but it is much shorter than many others. 

15. Death Became Him

Dying at 26, Tartaglia awakes as a 14-year-old Ajax in the snow. 

With the memories of his past life overwhelming him, Ajax runs away from his homeland. 

In a life where no one else remembers but him, Ajax isolates himself on a lonely mountain in the east.

Everything has been going well for the lone boy until he encounters an injured dragon… 

16. I’ll Keep You Safe

After making Kaeya drink a suspicious potion, Albedo realizes his mistake instantly. 

Falsely assuming the potions have no side effects, the Alchemist made Kaeya drink his newest concoction.

And after passing out on Albedo, Kaeya awakes. 

But he realizes he has been turned into a child!

Now, Albedo has to create a potion to bring Kaeya back while babysitting his now much younger friend.

17. Born to Blush Unseen

This fanfic currently has over 117,000 words with more than 100,000 hits.

Those numbers are growing daily, as the author is writing more and updating the story regularly. 

If you are looking for a story to devote plenty of time and mental energy to, this is the one to choose. 

This story is quite different from many of the others on this list. 

It is not at all a lighthearted or fun story. 

It is rather dark and consists of a lot of pain and suffering for many characters. 

There are a few mature themes to look out for in this story, so check out the content warnings before diving in. 

The author has listed them at the beginning of each chapter so that you can adjust your reading accordingly. 

The main focus of this story is Lumine and Childe and their tumultuous relationship. 

There is plenty of pining and a devastating one-sided attraction to read in this story, and it just might break your heart. 

This is a well written story that deserves some recognition. 

18. All’s Fair in Love and War

The next Genshin Impact fanfiction is much lighter than many previous ones. 

It consists of comedy, some lighthearted fluff, and many sweet moments between many characters. 

In this story, everyone loves Lumine and wants her to be part of their lives. 

This love turns into a battle between Albedo, Xiao, and Childe. 

The story that follows is a delightful one to read. 

The author of this story has a great understanding of what makes an enjoyable fanfiction. 

They have given us an amusing story, and many of the hundreds of comments call it a “serotonin boost.”

So if you are looking for a story to fill your serotonin needs, this is a great one. 

Plus, with only 12 chapters, it is a relatively quick read. 

19. Teyvat Shenanigans

Next up is a Genshin Impact fanfiction, unlike the others I have written about thus far. 

The author of this story has used a common trope in fanfiction, and they have used it very well. 

This story is written in the style of a group chat via text message. 

Because there is only dialogue and nothing from a “narrator,” we get a lot of insight into the characters but no outside context or information. 

It is up to the reader to determine what is happening and what the characters are discussing. 

In this story, almost every character interacts in the group chat. 

Each speaks uniquely, and though we have never seen them interacting this way, they all seem very in character. 

The author has done a great job of giving each of them a unique voice while remaining true to who they are in the game. 

This story is nearly 90,000 words long, but the nature of the chat room style makes it very quick and easy to read. 

Just make sure you take note of who is talking. 

This story is lighthearted and fun.

20. Genshin Impact x Gender Neutral Reader One Shots

As you may have guessed from this Genshin Impact fanfiction title, this story is not a narrative but a collection of short stories or “one-shots.”

In this collection, the reader actively participates in the story, interacting with the other characters. 

This collection currently has eight chapters, each focusing on a different character. 

The author of this story is continually updating this collection with more chapters that feature different characters. 

This collection is not for younger readers, as each of the stories is mature. 

While each story has various plot lines, they all end up with some adult activities. 

The author has added content warnings to each story, so you can be sure that you will not start reading something triggering for you. 

If you are looking for a few short stories that are fun and quite spicy, this is a great place to start.

Genshin Impact Fanfiction: Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you find some great Genshin Impact fanfiction to read!

These 20 are just a tiny sample of all the fantastic stories.

So be sure to take a look 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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