Rec: Paralyzer by Yahtzee

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Title: Paralyzer
Author: Yahtzee
Canon: X-Men (Filmverse)
Pairing: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Rating: Explicit [NC-17]
Word Count: 43,521
Summary: In 1965, Erik Lehnsherr has infiltrated the NYPD for his own purposes — but his powers make him a brilliant detective. Yet that’s not why FBI agent Charles Xavier
has sought him out. It’s because the mysterious killer they’re both trying to find is murdering people like them: other mutants. Their search for a madman binds them together. Their inner demons may tear them apart. But the greatest danger comes when the killer they’re looking for looks back …

Recommendation: I’ll be honest, this was pretty hardcore. Don’t get me wrong, this was really great and I loved it, but the violence is disturbing and you should take note of all the tags before proceeding. That being said I love all the period-correct details and the obvious care the author took to set the story firmly within the time frame. I love Armando and Moira because they are awesome. The villain is so chilling, so props to the author. All in all worth staying up way past my bedtime to finish.

Link to the Story on AO3

Recommendation #2,114

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