All Human AU
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|High School AU
|Alternate Universe, Magic AU
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trobadora asked in a LiveJournal post about the attraction of All-Human AUs, and lots of people gave lots of answers that ran the gamut from badfic to easier to write to separating individual from identity.
- Buffyverse — Usually vampires (such as Angel, Spike, or Drusilla) being rendered human. There were also works where Buffy was not a Vampire Slayer, that might be defined as Mundane AUs today. In the early 2000s, a variety of different terms were used to describe these works; including AU, fantasy fanfiction. The term Human AU was not in widespread use.
- Teen Wolf — alternate universes with no supernatural elements. It is the most common fandom in the "Alternate Universe - Human" tag on AO3, with 5000+ works.
- Supernatural — 3500+ works on A03.
- Hetalia: Axis Powers — 2900+ works AO3.
- Homestuck - often known as "Humanstuck". 4500+ works on AO3.
|Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.
- Bent Justice, by toobusy2write—a highly recommended Prison AU Angel/Spike fic, where Spike is an undercover agent sent to investigate a smuggling ring in a prison
- Ordinary People, by daegaer—widely recommended Good Omens story in which the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley are ordinary humans
- Wide Awake, by angstgoddess003—a popular Twilight fanfiction in which Edward Cullen is human and bonds with Bella over mutual insomnia and PTSD.
- Prowl by withfireandblood—a very popular Klaus/Caroline fic in The Vampire Diaries fandom, where Klaus is an escaped criminal and Caroline gets involved in his world by accident.
- Marriage of Convenience—a Klaroline marriage of convenience fic
- DILF—a popular Derek/Stiles Mundane AU kidfic.
- Good AUmens - an anthology zine in Good Omens fandom, focused on Human AUs.