Adrien and Marinette have crushes on each other. Adrien likes Ladybug, Marinette’s superhero identity, though only sees Marinette as a friend; while Marinette likes Adrien, and sees Adrien’s superhero identity, Cat Noir, as a partner and teammate.
They are part of the “Love Square”: Ladynoir (Ladybug/Cat Noir), Marichat (Marinette/Cat Noir), Ladrien (Ladybug/Adrien) and Adrienette.
It’s Adrien’s birthday and the first thing Marinette does is kisses her computer screen which as a background of an Adrien collage. As she’s leaving for school, she mistakenly tells her mother “happy birthday,” before quickly telling her “have a nice day”. Later that morning, Marinette is hiding behind the school’s front stairs with Alya, attempting to gain enough courage to give Adrien his present. Alya is doing her best to psych Marinette up, only for Marinette to get cold feet and fall back down for cover. As Alya pushes her back out there, Chloe comes up and shoves Marinette away. Once Chloe has left, Adrien leaves as well, as he has a photoshoot to attend. While he’s there, Marinette and Alya go to Adrien’s mansion where Marinette delivers her present. Once it’s taken by Adrien’s father assistant, Natalie, does Alya question if Marinette wrote her name on the note, to which Marinette realizes she didn’t.
Later that afternoon, Adrien’s best friend, Nino, is akumatized by Hawk Moth into the Bubbler where he throws Adrien a birthday party while the adults of Paris are away, floating into the atmosphere. Chloe requests a slow song, to which she pulls Adrien into her arms and the two dance in a slow union. As they dance, Chloe reaches up for a kiss. Marinette has become Ladybug, following her mother and father being caught up in the bubbles. As she watches down, she sees Chloe make her move and becomes jealous, where she activates her Lucky Charm. With her Lucky Charm being used, she only has minutes before she turns back to normal. Tikki, her Kwami, gently reminds her of this. Marinette runs Tikki for food to refill her energy once she sees the party pick back up and Adrien and Chloe stepping away from each other, Adrien looking a little relived. Once Tikki has eaten, Marinette is really to fight again when Alya pulls her into a room where she finds her present from earlier. Marinette quickly signs the note as “Love, Marinette”. She soon sees a fellow classmate in a bubble, floating upward. Realizing she shouldn’t have waited so long, she transforms back into Ladybug, challenging the Bubbler. Adrien is stunned to see her, though soon also realizes what’s happening is wrong, pulling Chloe off of him, he leaves to transform into Cat Noir.
After arriving back out, Ladybug and Cat Noir team up, as they’ve done numerous times in the past. The Bubbler catches them in a bubble and drop kicks them to the adults already up. As they’ve slowed down, Ladybug suggest Cat Noir use his Cataclysm to break the bubble and he jokes that she could have mentioned that “500 feet ago”. Ladybug tells him that they can’t stay in the bubble forever, to which Cat Noir gives her a knowing grain, which Ladybug groans at. Taking her advice, he activates his Cataclysm, bursting the bubble and them falling fast. Ladybug suggests again he use his staff, and then she use her yo-yo to catch them, landing them back on the ground. The Bubbler demands the other kids get back out from hiding when Ladybug and Cat Noir get back. Another fight breaks out and Cat Noir yells for Ladybug to do something as he’s running out of time. Using her Lucky Charm, Ladybug saves the day as Cat Noir deflects the Bubble’s bubbles enough for Ladybug to snatch the akumatized object. As they watch Nino resort back to normal, they pound fists on another successful mission.
Back to school, Adrien arrives wearing the scarf Marinette knitted for him as his present. His father’s assistant having removed Marinette’s note, believes the gift to have been from him. Seeing Adrien happy about his father, makes Marinette not wishing to tell him it’s really from her.
Marinette and her class is given an assignment to complete in 10 hours – create a derby hat that, should Adrien’s father like it, the world famous fashion designer, have Adrien wear it for his next ad campaign photoshoot. Marinette and Alya are going through Marinette’s sketchbook, looking for any derby hat designs when Adrien comes up to them, complimenting on the designs. Marinette fumbles through her words as she thanks him. Hours later, Marinette’s design is nearly complete, just missing a pigeon feather. While working on her design, a pigeon-loving man is escorted off park property, where soon after he’s evilized by Hawk Moth.
Marinette becomes Ladybug and is first to track him, where she’s met by Cat Noir, posing on a roof top. Cat Noir rolls down the roof from sneezing, revealing he’s allergic to feathers. After posing again park security, Cat Noir is kidnapped by Mr. Pigeon’s pigeon where he and Ladybug meet back up again. Mr. Pigeon traps them in a cage, threating to have his birds deficit on them. Ladybug suggests Cat Noir use his Cataclysm, destroying the cage. The two power stud toward him when he falls over the ledge, being caught by his pigeons. Having used his Cataclysm, Cat Noir is minutes away from changing back. At the Mayor’s hotel, he requests camembert cheese. With the camembert, he’s able to feed Plagg, his Kwami, and rejoin Ladybug in the fight.
They reach the Grand Palais, a large historic site, where they find the park keepers in a small cage. Ladybug knowing this is trap as it’s “too easy,” and stops Cat Noir from walking straight through the front door. They head up for the roof where when Cat Noir opens the ceiling window, feathers hit him, causing him to sneeze, alerting Mr. Pigeon to their presents. Using her Lucky Charm, Ladybug causes popcorn to fall on Mr. Pigeon, having his birds peck at him. As Cat Noir goes from his bird whistle, he sneezes and loses it, allowing Mr. Pigeon another chance at it. All three go for it, their hands landing on top. Ladybug uses Cat Noir’s hands to smash the akumatized object, freeing the man.
Back at school, the derby hat competition is happening, where Marinette’s hat wins having been confirmed as the original design that Chloe had attempted to steal as her own. Adrien walks up her, placing his hands over hers and congratulates her with a warm smile. Adrien begins to place the hat on his head when he sneezes, before telling her he’s allergic to feathers. Marinette doesn’t pick up on the coincidence, just smiles and tells him “gesundheit”.
Marinette is babysitting when Alya comes to her home, informing her that Adrien is doing a photoshoot in the park. They and the girl Marinette is sitting, take a “stroll” through the park, passing by Adrien. Adrien sees them, smiles and waves. As he does, Marinette does too to the point where Alya has to move her hand down, with a large grin on Marinette’s face. The shoot continues and Marinette cannot stop smiling, her mouth dropping open after Alya reaches over and closes it. Manon, the girl Marinette is babysitting, is bored until she spots a man with Mireille, the weather girl winner, balloons. Manon begs Marinette to buy her a balloon, having to scream at her to bring her out of her Adrien trance. This causes the photoshoot to halt and everyone to look at Marinette. Alya offers to take Manon to get the balloon, but with Manon stuck to Marinette’s leg, Marinette leaves, Alya stays, and the photoshoot returns to normal. Manon guilt trips Marinette into staying with her when Alya arrives, informing Marinette that Adrien needs a female partner (he looks too lethargic for the photographer’s taste). Marinette protests, stating that she has to stay with Manon, but Alya insists, taking Manon and jumping on the unicorn in the carousel. Alya distracts Manon, allowing Marinette to be with Adrien.
In the sky, Stormy Weather’s, the akumatized girl, flight is halted by a stray Mireille balloon. She looks down, finding the park vendor handing another one to a child when she attacks the park. Marinette goes off to transform into Ladybug, while Adrien does the same to become Cat Noir. Cat Noir is first to confront Story Weather when he’s blown away by heavy wind. Ladybug runs after him, helping him up off the ground. As he gets up, he kisses her hand, greeting her as “M’ladybug.” Stormy Weather summons a thunder and lightning storm, before it can hit down, Ladybug tackles Cat Noir out of the way and as they roll, Cat Noir ends up on top of Ladybug and he grins impishly at her. Ladybug is not amused, turning Cat Noir’s head to remind him of the problem at hand. Cat Noir bounces back to his feet, ready to chase Stormy Weather, but Ladybug stops him, telling him to think before he leaps. Ladybug then runs up the side of a building. Cat Noir follows suit on the opposite side of the street. They jump off at the same time, weapons swinging at Stormy Weather. She turns, blowing them and many cars several streets away. The two land, dodging the cars as they fall. Suddenly, a bus comes flying at them. Ladybug pulls Cat Noir close, swinging her yo-yo rapidly, as the bus falls on them; the yo-yo acts like a drill, leaving the two safe inside the bus. Ladybug opens one of the bus’ windows and holds on to Cat Noir’s staff. Cat Noir lengthens it, allowing Ladybug to get out and pull him up afterward and head for the direction of Stormy Weather.
Ladybug and Car Noir run for the news station where Stormy Weather shuts off the power to the building. Ladybug stumbles, unable to find her way in the dark. Cat Noir grabs her hand, able to see due to his night vision. He leads her through the building and up two flights of stairs. Ladybug protests, but when she is hit with a fire extinguisher by Stormy Weather, she allows Cat Noir to continue leading her. Upon dropping hands on the roof, Stormy Weather brings down heavy hail and Cat Noir protects Ladybug by pushing her down, giving them cover with his staff. Ladybug uses Lucky Charm and tells Cat Noir to destroy the billboard. With her distracted, Ladybug wraps her yo-yo around Stormy Weather’s ankle. Ladybug takes off running under pipes and against a crane before jumping over an HVAC. Opening the towel, Ladybug soars into the air, pulling Stormy Weather down. The speed at which she falls and the angle of the crane cause her to lose her parasol. Cat Noir catches it, tossing it to Ladybug, who breaks it in half, freeing her. With another successful mission, they pound fists.
Marinette gets a call from Alya reminding her about Alix’s and Kim’s race. Marinette needs to be there, especially since she made a banner for the race. With only five minutes to get to the Trocadéro, Marinette sets a timer for when Nadja, a woman waiting for cake, will arrive and transforms into Ladybug and swings her way to the starting line. Upon arriving, Adrien sees the banner and winks at her with approval. Before the race, Alix gives Alya her family heirloom to hold and Alya gives it to Marinette instead. Marinette proceeds to drop it from also holding the banner, when Adrien catches it in time as Marinette is reaching down. Adrien asks if she “needs any help”. Marinette fumbles over her words, calling Adrien “amazing,” before backtracking and calling him “amazing at holding things,” when he looks at her funny. Chloe then takes the watch out of Adrien’s hand. Adrien tries to get it back, claiming it belongs to Alix, but she doesn’t care. Marinette tries to make her give it back. Instead, Chloe opens the watch, dropping it in surprise when it lights up. The watch rolls on the track and is destroyed underneath Alix’s rollerblades as Alix finishes in first place. Alix is evilized as Marinette is distracted, Marinette runs off to transform into Ladybug and Adrien does the same to become Cat Noir.
Alix is touching the other students, erasing them existence, when she pulls Ladybug by your yo-yo string, causing her to fall flat on her face. Ladybug has no time to react when she reaches down to take her Miraculous when suddenly Cat Noir is holding her close, taking the hit, protecting her, and begins fading. Ladybug screams his name as she holds onto him tighter. Full of calm rage, Ladybug challenges Timebreaker to take Cat Noir’s Miraculous. Timebreaker goes back in time by roughly six minutes, where past!Cat Noir is excited at having two Ladybugs with him, commenting, “Two Ladybugs… I’m in heaven.” The three work together, with Cat Noir buying both Ladybugs time. Once the akumatized object is destroyed, Cat Noir walks up to one Ladybug, saying how he was “getting used to having two Ladybugs around,” to which she tells him he’ll have to “get used to no Ladybugs around,” as she has to leave before she changes back into her civilian attire. As she leaves, Cat Noir says, “Ah! She’ll fall for me some day; it’s just a matter of time.”
- Marinette kisses her computer screen which as a background of an Adrien collage.
- Marinette signs her note to Adrien as “Love, Marinette”.
- Adrien wears the scarf Marinette knitted for him.
- Adrien compliments Marinette on her designs.
- Adrien gently places his hands over Marinette’s.
- Adrien sneezes, Marinette tells him “gesundheit”.
- Cat Noir kisses Ladybug’s hand.
- Ladybug tackles Cat Noir out of the way from danger.
The most popular ship within the fandom is the Marichat ship (Marinette/Cat Noir), which is known as the ‘the sin ship,’ however in canon there aren’t many interactions between them. After season two and during season three, however, fans began to have this ship rival with both Lukanette (Marinette x Luka) and Adrigami (Adrien x Kagami).
On AO3, Adrienette is the most written ship within the Miraculous Ladybug fandom.
- Adrienette tag on Deviant Art
- Ladynoir tag on Deviant Art
- LadyNoir-Fans fanclub on Deviant Art
- LadyNoir--Adrienette fanclub on Deviant Art
- The-Love-Square fanclub on Deviant Art
- LadyNoirfans fanclub on Deviant Art
- LadybugXChatnoir fanclub on Deviant Art
- Adrien-x-Marinette fanclub on Deviant Art
- Ladybug-and-ChatNoir fanclub on Deviant Art
- Adrienette posts on Tumblr
- Ladynoir posts on Tumblr
- Marichat posts on Tumblr
- Ladrien posts on Tumblr
- Adrienette on the Miraculous Ladybug Fanon Wiki
- Marichat on the Miraculous Ladybug Fanon Wiki
- Ladynoir on the Miraculous Ladybug Fanon Wiki
- Ladrien on the Miraculous Ladybug Fanon Wiki
- Marinette's Relationship with Adrien on the Miraculous Ladybug Wiki
- Adrien's Relationship with Marinette on the Miraculous Ladybug Wiki
- As their superhero identities, Marinette often calls Adrien ‘Kitty Cat’ or ‘Kitty’ or some other cat related nickname; while Adrien calls her ‘Bugaboo’, ‘M’Lady’, or ‘LB’.
- Adrigaminette refers to the ship between Adrien, Kagami and Marinette
- Lukadrinette refers to the ship between Luka, Adrien and Marinette
|SHIPS||het||Adrienette • Adrigami • Chlonath • DjWifi • Kimdine • Lukanette|
|slash||Adrinath • Lukadrien • Lumarc • Marcaniel|
|femslash||Julerose • Kagaminette|
|poly||Adrigaminette • Kimaxdine • Lukadrinette|