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Theme Based Recs: Alien!Ianto Fics

This list includes Ianto as an alien or possesed by an alien entity. I'm not going to include Ianto as a Timelord (unless he's part alien) since I already have a list of Timelord Ianto. Its not much. Please let me know if you know of any good quality Ianto fics of the same theme.

Please keep in mind that this are fics I loved, I'm sure there are more out there I've not read and loved yet.

Long Fics

Ashes to Flames by ivegotthemusic  
Summary: I know I recced this before in Immortal!Ianto list but this one actually has Ianto taken over by an alien entity. Ianto dies but gets ressurected, though he becomes blind and it becomes apparent that he's been taken over by a kind of telepathic alien.
Tags: Janto, Harkness and Jones, Action/Adventure, Timetravel, Hurt/Comfort

Detachment by girlwhowasnt 
Summary: Its not really Ianto as an Alien, its more Ianto taken over, brainwashed really, into planting bombs throughout Cardiff. Its kind of a crossover between Exit Wounds and Sleeper. More importantly, this fic deals with how Jack deals with one of their own getting compromised and how far he would go to save the city. Melancholy ending but well-worth the read.
Tags: Janto, Hurt/Comfort

Electric Sheep by pokerkitten
Summary: Survivors of Torchwood 1 turn up dead and Jack suspects something. This fic is quite well-written, it aims for mysterious and it achieves it. At one point halfway through I was screaming for everything to just be revealed. I'm not too chuffed about the ending either. It's crying out for a sequel.
Tags, Janto, Ianto/Jack/Ianto, Smut, Mystery, Jack POV

Fledgeling by sarcasticchick 
Summary: MUST READ Sequel to The Windhovers, recced below. Ianto finds out who he is and where he comes from with the help of the Doctor. I loved Ianto's reaction to the Doctor and Jack freaking out. Its a fantastic fic from a fantastic author. We are promised more from this universe and I can't wait!
Tags: Janto, Doctor, Timetravel

Love Will Tear Us Apart by maverick0324 and athousanderrors 
Summary: MUST READ Its all Owen's fault. Ianto runs afoul with an alien tech. Very cute fic comes with a warning of excessive cuddles. Unlike some of the same genre (namely Cat!Ianto) it does have a plot, and sharp humorous dialogue.
Tags: Janto, Cat!Boy (whee!), DED with teh CUTE

Lynchpin by hel_bee 
Summary: Constant and Mythology are sequels (links to all are in the above) A very long series I've recced in my Timelord!Ianto List, but it also needs a mention here because Ianto is part Carrionite (from Doctor Who; Shakespeare Code) I say part because he's one-quarter Timelord, one-quarter Carrionite and one-half human, if my math's right.
Tags: Janto, Doctor, Master, Shakespeare Code, Last of the Timelords, Torchwood 4

Proof of Your Existence by sarcasticchick 
Summary: MUST READ Fantastic fic. Ianto here is powerfully alien but stil strangely in character. I love Gwen's reaction (and she thinks she's the 'heart' of the team?) and Ianto's arch and emotive reply.
Tags: Janto, Action/Adventure, Torchwood 1 Mainframe, Character Death

The Theory of Two Centres by sam_storyteller 
Summary: Ianto wakes up with memories not his own. Sam writes brilliant fics, they can be a bit confusing at times but he does a brilliant Ianto. Spoilers for Adam and Doctor Who's Dalek episode.
Tags: Janto, Adam, Hurt/Comfort

The Windhovers by sarcasticchick 
Summary: MUST READ Its written by Sarcasticchick, that's all you need to know to read this fic. Another Epic with plenty of Ianto characterisation (we adore her Ianto, yes we do). Fantastic fic. Prequel of The Fledgeling.
Tags: Janto, Hurt/Comfort

What Lies Beneath by X-tricks
Summary: MUST READ Oh my Lord, he made me read Tentacle!Pron and enjoy it!!! I still can't get over the image of JackxBlobby!Ianto. But its written so well even the most disgusted detractors won't mind. A moody fic with plenty of character development and just a splash of angst. Poor Ianto really takes a battering in this. And why does it seem like whenever Ianto gets possesed by an Alien, he has to go blind first? Anyway, even the OC Alien seem really likeable. Wonderful fic.
Tags: Janto, Angst, Tentacle!PRON

Secrets of Blood by xennie_b 
Summary: Ianto + Pirask ie. alien vampire. I'm not really a fan of this fic, but I'm putting it here regardless because it seems a lot of people like it and its Vampire!Ianto. I'm not really a big fan of smug OCs whose characterisation overpower the established characters. Her Jack is also a bit OOC. Its a series now, the author's currently working on the sequels. Anyway...
Tags: Janto, Countrycide, Spoilers for Season 1 Torchwood


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Dec. 14th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for putting this together!
Dec. 14th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
no problem, let me know if you know any other fics of the same genre that i missed... :)
Dec. 15th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Some great recs here indeed. Just one thing, sam_storyteller is he, not she.
Dec. 15th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
thanks for telling me, completely forgot to check. :)
Dec. 15th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure xtricks is too :-).
Dec. 15th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
thanks, all edited now :)
Dec. 15th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
tanarian5.livejournal.com features a fantastic, loosely-connected bunch of stories in which Ianto is half-alien and quite the badass.
Dec. 15th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
the Legacy of Blood needs, needs, needs to be expanded. I can't take how Tanarian just left us all hanging so I'm postponing adding it to the list. thanks for the heads up :)
Dec. 15th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
Theme based recs
I don't suppose you'd be interested in doing a rec based on Gwen-bashing stories?
It's not that I don't like Gwen, I do, it's sometimes when you're having a bad day Gwen-bashing stories can make you feel a whole lot better (I know I'm strange).
Any way - let me know what you think or come up with
Dec. 15th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Theme based recs
Hi! Yes, I am going to do one, I understand the need. Its not strange at all. I hate Gwen as much if more than anyone in fandom. But I can't stand crack!fics with over the top Gwen bashing, I like it subtle, like Ianto. I'm just gonna focus first on kick-arse Ianto.

(I have tagged my Bookmarks with 'gwen-bashing' so it'll all be easier to find, no worries)
Dec. 16th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
This is great it's sad Ive read just about all of them but there are some great ones Ive missed:)

Of to read :)
Dec. 16th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
We need new great authors, new great fanfics...you don't happen to know of any recent ones of the same genre do you?
Dec. 18th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
Ive been scrolling through my memories looking for some but not found any yet. If I do find anything I will post a link:) I'm sure there has to be more.
Dec. 16th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
this is so cool
Thanks for this...I found some I had not had a chance to read. I cannot decide to save them for my holiday reading or be greedy and dive right in... :D Appreciate your efforts.
Dec. 16th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
Re: this is so cool
Thanks, I'm glad to do it. And just dive right in. you can always re-read them slower next time ^_~
Dec. 16th, 2008 09:03 am (UTC)
Psst... she just finished Fledgling.
Dec. 16th, 2008 09:33 am (UTC)
lolz! yep! read it already! no WING!PRON yet :(

Feb. 16th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
Just a question
First, I love that you have made these rec lists because they have exposed me to fics I never would have seen otherwise and love Love LOVE.
But I am just wondering why you differentiate between the OCs in The Windhovers and Secrets of Blood. It seems like you don't like that there are OCs in Secrets of Blood, but you give such a glowing review of The Windhovers (which I really enjoyed) when it has some overwhelming OCs too. I hope I'm not coming off as rude, I'm just wondering what difference you see between the two.
I loved the OCs in both of the fics, so I am just wondering at the difference you see. I like discussing, hahaha.

Anyway, thanks again for the rec lists!!! They have been added to my memories for easy access.
May. 24th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Skin by entangled_now, being a fic with the summary of 'Ianto is an alien'. I've read it, and it's not misleading. It's also Jack/Ianto.
Jul. 14th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Messages for gareth!
I get to meet GDL on 25th july and am bringing a book full of messages from his fans with me! I was wondering if there was anything you would like to say to him, if there is then please can you send your message to dalek3.4@hotmail.co.uk
All messages will be included!
Lee x
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