10 of the Most Popular Spiderman Fanfiction Stories in 2023

If you’re looking for popular Spiderman fanfiction, you’ve come to the right post!

Spiderman is one of the most popular characters in the Marvel comics universe.

And Tom Holland has brought new life to the character in the MCU.

In light of the MCU and renewed popularity of the Spiderman franchise, many have been writing fanfics about this character.

So if you’d like to learn more about some of the most popular Spidey fanfics online today according to hits on AO3, this post has you covered!

1. The Third Option

In this story, we follow the life of Spider-Man.

In this alternate universe, Ben dies, and Peter goes through the dreary foster care system.

Soon, he runs away from an abusive household and lives on the streets.

He meets Iron Man, who asks for his help, and together they team up.

It all snowballs into more and more adventures, spiced with painful moments, too.

The author displays mastery, as it is well-paced and well-executed.

Think engaging, exciting, and heart-wrenching.

Yet, some dark, triggering happenings go on in this story too.

The author did a commendable job of including that, so readers do not get blindsided when reading it.

And, of course, expect witty banter between Tony Stark and Spider-Man.

2. Peter Parker’s Home for the Wayward

In this alternate universe, we follow Peter Parker as he drops out of college.

He spends his money and buys a house on the outskirts of town.

There, he meets a strange man who turns out to be a pivotal character.

A few days later, another strange man shows up; another pivotal character.

These strange scenarios set off a chain reaction, and Peter’s new home soon becomes a haven for “villains.”

We follow their lives as they argue, banter, go on adventures together, and much more.

A bunch of characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe also appear, some of whom you do not expect.

You can also find an unusual budding romance between two characters you wouldn’t expect.

3. Dark Matter

The story is set in the events of the Avengers: Endgame.

With all the events with the Marvel superheroes and trying to stop Thanos, there is a hitch.

In this alternate universe, Peter Parker aka Spider-Man ends up in the DC universe.

Here, he ends up on the streets, forced to fend for himself.

His life unfolds differently as he meets popular heroes that are familiar to the DC universe.

From Nightwing to Wonder Woman to Batman, adventures unfold.

Minds spark as everyone has different ideas on how to deal with the situations that arise.

This story is bound to hold you by your heartstrings, making you yearn for more.

4. Be Careful What You Wish For – You May Just Get It

The author throws Tony Stark back into the past in this alternate universe.

Readers follow the original characters’ lives as they intersect in this time jump.

We also get to hear the tale from different characters’ points of view, not one!

We feel their pain, confusion, joy, sadness, and every emotion on the spectrum.

And, of course, there are plot twists that are bound to drop your jaw.

With conversations laced with emotions, it is easy to lose yourself in a story as real as life.

5. The End of Infinity

The author sets this story after the events of the Avengers Endgame, but with a twist.

The story follows different characters as they embark on a quest to save the universe.

Mental health, which might be triggering for some, is the main theme in the story.

The author does well to include trigger warnings.

With good insight into the characters’ lives, this detailed story takes you on a  thrill.

The author explores friendship, family, and slow-burning love in this relatable story.

6. It’s a Secret To Everybody

Peter Parker, who’s spending his summer break at the Tower, and The Avengers are back at Avengers Tower.

The Avengers aren’t buying the ‘Personal Intern’ story.

Tony and Peter need a ruse to protect Peter’s identity as Spiderman.

The Avengers think Peter is Tony’s secret love son, so the two decide to play along.

It turns out it’s not a tiresome story for the duo to play.

The emotions between the two have grown strong, and they have a whole summer to keep this secret.

7. The Ghost Of Heroes

There’s a dragon leading a ghost infestation in Manhattan, home of the Avengers.

With refugees from Asgard in tow, the Avengers are back.

But not without unspoken tension still brewing among them.

It’s another crappy Thursday according to Peter, so no wonder the ghosts chose today to show up.

Almost all Avenger weapons are useless against the intruders.

Spiderman notices that they are being helped by a teenage ghost, Danny Phantom.

(If you want to read about some of the most popular Danny Phantom fanfic, check it out here.)

Danny may have as much magic as Loki, Dr. Strange, and Wanda, but he also has tons of ghost technology for the Avengers.

Alongside his weapons, he possesses a sassy mouth full of puns making him a blast to be around.

And like every teenager, following instructions doesn’t seem to be his thing.

I guess the afterlife doesn’t take much away from teenage sass.

Despite Danny’s help, the Avengers aren’t very welcoming.

Before he leaves, he drops hints about the afterlife and promises to hang out with Spiderman soon.

I guess it’s a typical Manhattan Thursday.

8. The Avengers Vs The Peter Factor

Teenagers are often nobody’s favorite for obvious reasons.

Still, in this story, we see Peter Parker spin his way into the hearts of the Avengers, starting with Tony Stark.

With some of your favorite superheroes going “rogue,” the Avengers have grown apart.

Peter Parker comes to the rescue, saving Tony from spiraling.

With a little help from those closest to Tony, Peter brings joy back to our Ironman.

Not only does Peter have Tony webbed in, but the robots in Tony’s lab also seem to be developing some emotion toward Peter too.

Teenagers might not be so annoying after all, if the great Avengers can get themselves swooned by Spiderman.

9. That Awkward Moment When Your Whole Class Shows Up At Your House

Being able to skip school and not get caught is any teenager’s dream, but not Peters.

After stumbling on one of the most armed drug factories in New York on a solo investigation.

Peter Parker has no choice but to stay home and for legitimate reasons.

Sporting a broken ankle, five broken ribs, and a bullet wound, school isn’t an option for the next few weeks.

After losing their house in a fight, Peter and Aunt May are staying over at the Stark Tower.

Peter needs about two weeks to heal completely and he even gets to have his chemistry test moved to a later date.

Living with Tony aka Ironman sure has its perks.

It’s all fun until he has all his classmates showing up at the Stark Tour and not to pay Peter a visit.

The class had planned a school trip to visit the famous Avengers Tower, which turns out to be Parker’s home now.

Could things get any more awkward?

10. The Darkest Hour Is Just Before The Dawn

Who knew ice cream could cause death?

Aunt May didn’t, nor did Peter. 

Peter Parker, suffering from nightmares, falls asleep waiting for Aunt May to return.

She had gone out for some comfort ice cream.

The only thing is, instead of ice cream, Peter gets the ice-cold news that his aunt is dead.

Peter now has to fight social services, be Spiderman and still save Manhattan all as a minor.

Soon Tony Stark comes for him.

After spending days in bed, mourning and crying himself to sleep, they buried Aunt May.

The nightmares don’t stop, but Tony is there all the way.

Peter meets the Avengers.

Living and training with them might be what Peter needs.

Even though the future isn’t certain for Peter, there might be a light at the end of this tunnel.

Spiderman Fanfiction: Conclusion

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

These 10 are just a small sample of all the amazing stories out there.

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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