Title: Weaver Nine Author: Thinker6 Rating: M Genre: Adventure/Drama Chapters: 29 Words: 143,719 Updated:February 9, 2015 Status: Work in Progress Pairings: Not going to spoil this one. Summary: Taylor and Jack Slash are born in each other's places. Weaver is the infamous usurper of the Slaughterhouse Nine, while young Jacob Hebert forges his path through the underworld of Brockton Bay. Link: FFN.net AO3 (because fuck you, spacebattles.) Weaver Nine is hands down one of the best fics in the fandom. In a fandom infested with bland, soon-to-be-abandoned Alt!Power Fix-it fics, this story is a rose in a garden of weeds. Don't let the title fool you -- the story is as much (if not more so) about young Jacob Hebert as it is about Taylor, and damn, he makes a fine protagonist. Utterly ruthless and shamelessly manipulative -- he endears himself to the reader in quick time. As for the other good stuff -- where to start? The worldbuilding is really, really good. The author's portrayal of the society's working mechanics was one of my favorite things in the story. The author clearly put a lot of thought into the powers and characterizations of the OC society capes, and it shows. As for Taylor herself -- for someone who is a huge fan of a ruthless, villain Taylor, this fic is a Godsend. Also, this AU Bonesaw is awesome. I will hear no arguments to the contrary. But for all its other features, there is one reason this fic is a can't-miss, and that is the Leviathan fight. The Leviathan Fight. No other fanfic comes even close to matching the level of carnage and destruction the Endbringers showed in canon. This story turns it up to 11. The sheer desolation and hopelessness of an Endringer battle is portrayed extremely well, yet there are heroic deeds, both individual and otherwise, and there is always a glimmer of hope -- not much to be sure, but its always there and the fic never completely crosses into GrimDark territory. Read the story for this part alone if you have to. Overall, one of my favorite fics in any fandom. There are a few complaints, mostly regarding the wordiness of the dialogue in the early chapters, but I tend to ignore them in favor of the awesomeness of the rest of the story. Hands Down 5/5.