This is a thematic list (i.e. not recs) for stories in which an SGA character has or obtains wings, whether in AU scenarios, with explanations or as random crackfic scenario. Stories in which characters are transformed into flying creatures (normal or magical animals such as birds, bats, or dragons), don't count as wingfic for this list. In case of borderline scenarios, e.g. transformation into human-like but winged creatures such as fairies, demons or gargoyles, the list is inclusive rather than exclusive, but anything that would better fit on the various animal transformation lists is not listed here.
These are not recs, but a thematic list. I'll link gen stories as well as all kinds of pairings, but at least initially it's biased towards pairings I read, e.g. I don't read John/Elizabeth so I'll need others to point out stories from those corners of fandom fitting the list criteria to me.
If you want a story added, your own or others, please send me the title, author, pairings (if any), summary, a public link (i.e. no f-locked or community member locked LJ entries and the like), whether it's a WIP, and under which topic it'll fit, so that I can list the story.
Last updated: April 16, 2013
Archangel, by Czarinakathryn
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 11,938 words. John is an angel with more than his fair share of trouble. (John, Lorne, Elizabeth, and others with wings.)
Cerise's Caress, by Cat-77
Gen. 2,000 words. Teyla's been attacked, and her teammates will do what is needed to make things right. (John, Rodney, Teyla and Ronon with wings.)
Clipped, by michelel72
Gen. 3,624 words. When a Scholar is attacked and mutilated, a Healer takes extraordinary measures to save him. A Guardian is then tasked to protect them both. (John, Rodney and Carson with wings.)
Come One, Come All: Part Deux, by Sterenyk Strey
Gen. 18,094 words. He'd let the exhilaration of gliding on thermals lull him into believing he was invincible. Wing!Shep whump/angst. Sequel to Come One, Come All. (Everyone with wings.)
Fairy Tale, by Mahoni
Gen. 7,000 words. A sorcerer captures John and his band of adventurers and turns them into fairies. Problematic, but not fatal -- as long as they can avoid being eaten by dragons. (John, Rodney, Teyla and Ronon with wings.)
Five Things That Happened When the Women of Atlantis Grew Wings, by havocthecat
Laura Cadman/Evan Lorne, Kate Heightmeyer/Elizabeth Weir. 4,172 words. If I'd known you were this turned on by fairies, I'd have bought a goddamn Tinkerbell costume," muttered Laura. She bent down, her hair falling past his shoulders and kissed him. "It would've been easier."
Flying Blind (or possibly just stupid), by Yin
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 560 words. For the "Wing-fic" prompt on my cliche_bingo card. (John and Rodney with wings.)
Kinder To Their Own by Sterenyk Strey
Gen. 6,586 words. Rod'n-i supports and comforts a still healing Jo'on. Shep whump/McKay angst - sort of. ;-D Yes, I whumped a fairy... (John, Rodney, Teyla and Ronon with wings.)
Of Wings And Flying Things, by Crystalheaven
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 1,600 words. Elizabeth knows that what she sees has to be real, has to be, has to be, has to be, because the alternative is that she, and the rest of Atlantis, were loosing their minds. (John and Rodney with wings.)
Plumage, by shusu
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 3,300 words. Your crest is getting excited. (The expedition starts to change into birds.)
Quantum Spirits, by melagan
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 3,600 words. I call it my Robot!John story. My beta calls it wingfic. However you read it, John and Rodney are Still in Love...(John and Rodney with wings.)
Si lo ta, by Briar_pipe
John Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan/Ronon Dex. 589 words. In the crumbling capitol of an Ancient Empire, the sun sets on another lost day. (John, Teyla and Ronon with wings.)
Throw Himself Into the Sky, by Epiphanyx7
Gen. 4,400 words. Rodney confided, "I could be a demon, if I wanted to." AU. John and Rodney are both baby angels. And yes, I am perfectly aware of how messed up that is. (John and Rodney with wings.)
Thumbling Down, by Lavvyan
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 1,700 words. AU, Thumbling!Rodney/Fairy!John: Rodney didn't want to go see the fairies. They had been somewhat fascinating at first, with their wings and their flying city that was sometimes invisible, but now they'd only remind him of even stupider notions of romance, and... no. He didn't want to think about that.(John, Rodney and Radek with wings.)
Transformation, by Tarlan
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 1,835 words. After unintentionally activating some Ancient technology, it started as an ache behind their shoulder blades. (John and Rodney with wings.)
We Own the Sky by Flamebyr
Gen. 498 words. A second later, she realises that the entire team appears to have gained wings. (Teyla Emmagan, Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Ronon Dex with wings.)
Wing Trilogy: The Man Who Rose From Earth, Flux and The Rise and Fall, by Trinityofone
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 850 words, 1,385 words and 2,100 words. Yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. (John and Rodney with wings.)
Wingman, by enviropony
McKay/Sheppard, past McKay/Keller, background Lorne/Parrish. 760 words. Evan Lorne has a problem, but nobody really cares. In the same universe as "Know," but can stand on its own. (Lorne and Parrish with wings.)
Wings of Imagination, by by velocitygrass
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 2,659 words. A virtual environment opens up possibilities... (John and Rodney with wings.)
The Air that Angels Breathe, by Keira Marcos
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 7,500 words. John has hid his mutation all of his life and then everything changes in an instant.
Any Other Day, by Helena_eternal
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 1,860 words. In a (surprisingly expected) Pegasus-like move, a magical curse befalls Atlantis. And in a (completely unexpected) McKay-like move, Rodney wishes he hadn't been left out.
Ashura, by busaikko
Gen. 96 words. John transforms.
As Kingfishers Catch Fire, by Brat Farrar
Gen, John Sheppard. Series. The one where there's magic and Sheppard has tattoos.
Come One, Come All, by Sterenyk Strey
Gen. 2,896 words. Skwillin admired their latest acquisition for the circus, a rescue animal, though the creature clearly didn't recognize its rescue as such, neither did it acknowledge him yet as rescuer. Wing!Shep whump. Response to comment fic challenge. One-shot.
Detour to Bethlehem, by Danceswithgary, its sequel Return to Bethlehem, by wihluta, and the snippet Grounding, by Danceswithgary
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan/OMC. 3,345 words and 3,300 words. Rodney tallied up their resources for their retreat to Area 51: two shotguns, one 9mm, a couple of fancy sticks, and a knife-wielding directionally challenged angel. They were so dead.
Do You Believe in Magic?, by Sandy
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 2,700 words. "It was not my fault!" Rodney said frantically. "I told him never to touch anything in this lab until we'd checked it out. I told him."
Elytra, by bluejbird
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 1,640 words. John didn't quite change back from the Iratus incident.
Fly Again, by jendavis
John Sheppard/Ronon Dex. 1,186 words. Written for hc_bingo prompt, "Wings: sudden onset."
Flying With a Broken Wing, by tridget
Gen. 21,404 words. John has wings, but will he ever be able to fly?
Freak, by Kriadydragon
Gen. 18,000 words. Something wasn't taken, something was gained.
Icarus, by Rhiannon
Gen. 1,086 words. He closed his eyes, trying to drive the images from the past few days from his mind
Icarus Returns, by DK
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan/Ronon Dex. WIP.
Light On, by Lavvyan
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 700 words. "Leave a light on," John says, "so I can find you again," and Rodney does.
No Rest At All In Freedom, by Telesilla
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 27,208 words. After John is kidnapped on a routine mission, Rodney thinks finding him will be the hard part. When they find him, however, John's been "Changed" by a bunch of cultists who think he's the "One" and things get even more complicated.
Only If For Tonight, by hoktauri
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 2,951 words. An unscheduled activation of the Stargate brings an unexpected visitor to Atlantis, someone who never left Earth in this timeline.
The Physics of Flying, by Steammmpunk
the roof of the world, by Briar_pipe and Thisissirius
Gen. 100 words. John climbed out through the hole and stood alone on the roof of the world.
The Sacrificial Mage, by Leah
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Teyla/Kanaan, Elizabeth Weir/Radek Zelenka. 65,000 words. Magic was a substance, like fire or water. It was abundant and incredibly powerful and could be manipulated with the correct application of knowledge and will. But if you didn't use it properly, you'd be immolated or drowned. Or worse: other people would be, and you'd be forced to watch it happening. That was why it terrified him to see the casual, unthinking way Teyla and Carson used magic, because he knew that someday they'd be forced to pay for what they'd taken. Every wizard would, sooner or later. It was the first thing mages ever learned, and Rodney had lived it.
Secret Fae ..., by Bipagan
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 1,200 words. SGA / Merry Gentry Universe.
Self-Made Men, by enigmaticblues
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 17,233 words. The first time Rodney sees John Sheppard, Rodney has just stepped off the airship and onto the North Pier. The small figure is flying between the spires of the city, too far away for Rodney to be able to recognize him later; close enough to know it's a person. He thinks it a good omen at the time—if he believed in such things. It turns out that he's not right, but he's not wrong either. Steampunk AU.
Show of Lights, by Comanche-Antigo
Gen. WIP. When Shepard decides to investigate an Ancient device first hand, he gets more than he bargained for. First fic. Contains a slight death.
Some Things Are Better With Wings, by Immoralilly
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 5,383 words. Wings! UST! Gratuitous touching! An extremely cheerful magician! All this, and also Zelenka. (The non-insane version? John and Rodney get what they really want.)
Sometimes, by Darkhavens
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 400 words. In the light of day, when they're relatively safe, he knows it's just a fantasy he has - his own fallen angel. But sometimes, late at night, he wonders.
These Wings, Taken, by Tielan
Gen. 2,800 words. John would fight them, and go down fighting if he had to. Disobedience, rebellion, sabotage - anything.
The Thing with Feathers, by HYPERFocused
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 1,240 words. Hope is the thing with feathers.
Tilt-A-Whirl, by Yin_again
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 550 words. You pays your money, you takes your chances.
To Live Is to Fly, by Sundancekid
Gen. 2,744 words. John's always been closer to ascension. Uh, wingfic?
Winged, by Peanutbutterer
John Sheppard/Elizabeth Weir. 358 words. No summary provided by the author.
Wing!fic, by Klo the hobbit
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 1,030 words. "See! I told you it would give you superpowers!"
Wings, by harrylee
Gen. WIP, 2,715 words so far. After accidentally triggering an ancient device, John discovers a new secret hidden in his ATA genes that could help win the ongoing war against the Wraith, but they have a secret of their own. Has this groundbreaking discovery come too late?
An Aesthetic Solitary Thing by Eliade
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 6,500 words. When Rodney starts exhibiting strange symptoms, Dr. Beckett discovers something odd about his genetic makeup. Now Rodney must find a mate -- before his alien side chooses for him.
And You Loathe the Ground by Sardonicsmiley
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 100,721 words. Sometimes things are broken beyond fixing, and all you can do is live with them.
In Shades of Indigo and Violet by out_there
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 2,458 words. Wingfic porn. *Wingfic*. *Porn*.
Leaving the Ground, by Neo_Star0114
Gen. 2,215 words. Rodney had never told anyone his secret. Looks like he's not going to get a choice now.
Mercy of the Fallen, by Kat Reitz and Perryvic.
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard/Carson Beckett. 101,986 words. Rodney turned away from the Captain, and moved towards the middle of the room. "Good afternoon. I'm sure we're all anxious for this interviewing process to start, but there's a demon in the room. Lieutenant Barnes there is possessed, and I'm not going to stand here and pretend I don't see it. I'm sure some of you have seen it -- well, this whole room is full of us. Why play the secret game?"
Oh, For the Wings of a Dove!, by x_Varda_x
Gen. 11,191 words. Rodney has a couple of things he's very attached to stolen from him and replaced. Will he get what he lost back? And more importantly, will he want them returned?
Untitled, by Lavvyan
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 1,175 words. Rodney McKay as a fallen angel.
Untitled, by Melagan
Fanart. Rodney McKay/John Sheppard.
Whatever You Wish For by Skoosiepants
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 12,000 words. John wasn't very good at following the text.
When Moored to the Sky by kariye
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 13,848 words. In which Rodney gets wings. Because I was reading SGA wingfic and thought, hey, why's it usually, though not always, John who gets the wings? If Rodney got them, John would be So. Jealous.
Who Could Claim the Sky, by lavvyan
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Jeannie Miller/Kaleb Miller, Teyla Emmagan/Kanaan. 17,465 words. In a world ruled by the Wraith, Rodney McKay is just trying to keep his head down. When a new group of prisoners is sent out to build a supply road, events are set into motion that throw Rodney's life out of balance -- and might force him to betray his greatest secret...
Wings by Anne Isabelle
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 21,838 words. McKay is turned into a 'birdman'.
A Clear and Different Light, by Sholio and Naye
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 88,000 words. Rodney McKay, raised by a pod of telepathic whales. John Sheppard, mage with fae blood. Teyla Emmagan, rune-scientist. Ronon Dex, winged soldier. On the waystation of Atlantis, they're about to become embroiled in an age-old war against a brutal enemy.
Book (The Genre Revue Remix), by Panisdead
Gen. 1,250 words. Five ways they come to blows.
Angel'verse, by Rinkafic
Evan Lorne/Parrish. WIP. Evan Lorne is a Protector, trying to get out of the business. (Lorne with wings.)
Untitled, by teh_bug
Gen, Bates. 200 words. Bates flounders for a moment in the air, flounders and flaps and thinks, what now? (Bates with wings.)