Adrien and Nathaniel are students at Françoise Dupont High School, who are in the same class. They have very little interaction with each other outside of school, but there are times when both of them take part in some of the group activities, as well as a few kinds of group get togethers with the rest of their classmates. Nathaniel was also one of the many akumatized villains that Adrien fought as Cat Noir, until he helps Ladybug to get Nathaniel turn back to normal, as he sees Cat Noir standing before him with Ladybug. Cat Noir had even came to Nathaniel's aid when a monster-themed akumatized villain attacked their school and captured Nathaniel beside their fellow classmates.
When Nathanial became a target of the akumatized villain, Reverser, and even though Cat Noir was affected by his villain abilities, he does what he can to protect him from Reverser. As they go to face the villain with Ladybug and Alix, Nathanial helps Cat Noir to make the kit-like glider that they use to fight Reverser in the air. After Reverser was reverted back to Marc, Nathaniel teams up with Marc to make a comic book of his reformed villain self fighting beside Cat Noir as a team beside Ladybug and a reformed Reverser.
In "Party Crasher", Nathaniel attends the Boys only Party that Nino and a few of their friends put together for Adrien, where he and Marc Anciel kiss Adrien on the cheeks, while Ivan Bruel gives them a group hug for photo. Nathaniel was later captured by the titled villain and after he and Cat Noir, along with the rest of the party guests and attending superheroes, were freed, Nathaniel ducks for cover as Cat Noir helps his allies to defeat Party Crasher. Once the battle was over, as well as the party the two were having fun at, Nathaniel helps Adrien and their friends to clean up his room from the crashed party.
While the two have little interaction with each other outside of school, aside from doing a few fun activities with the rest of their fellow classmates in the series, it hasn't stop fans from shipping them together. Some even have Nathaniel helping Adrien to get close with Marinette, in versions where Adrien realizes that he has feelings for her while Nath cares about her happiness and decides to put any kind of resentment aside, so they can make Marinette happy.
In the popular Breakdancing AU of the Miraculous Ladybug fandom, both Adrien and Nathanial are two of its most commonly added and notable characters. With Adrien, going by the street name Cat Noir, is one of the dancers while Nathaniel helps him to dawn in the black face paint that acts as his mask. Along with Nathaniel being a fellow street dancer, that has his theme match with his akumatize self. As most past akumatized villains are given themes of their villain forms in Miraculous Ladybug featured AUs.
Sometime after Lila was Akumatized into the false Fox Miraculous holder, Volpina at the end of season one, and long before Alya became Rena Rouge, as a true holder of the said miraculous in season 2, fans had assumed that the Fox Miraculous would have been entrusted to Nathaniel; presumably because of his red colored hair. In which would have had him assisting Cat Noir and Ladybug as a fellow superhero. Once the theory was disproven, fans began to wonder which one of the twelve Chinese Zodiac animal Miraculouses would be given to Nathanial, theories of which one it might end up being are based on his personality and traits that matches with the animal theme that either one of the Miraculouses and Kwamis stand for. Some have even predicted that it might even end up being the Peacock Miraculous, once it has been reclaimed from Mayra.
On AO3, the ship has over 136 fanfics.
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|SHIPS||het||Adrienette • Adrigami • Alyadrien • Chlodrien • Chlonath • Chlonino • DjWifi • Gabenath • Kimdine • Lukagami • Lukanette • Lukloe • Marikim • Maxinette • Myvan • Nathalix • Nathanette • Ninette|
|slash||Adrinath • Adrino • Kimax • Lukadrien • Lukaniel • Lumarc • Marcaniel • Ninath|
|femslash||Alyami • Alyanette • Chlila • Chlogami • Chlonette • Chloya • Julerose • Kagaminette • Lilagami|
|non-binary||Chlollen • Pladrien • Plikki • Tikkinette • Trilya • Waynino|
|poly||Adrigaminette • Kagalyanette • Kimaxdine • Lukadrinette • Lukagaminette|
|CHARACTERS||female||Alya Césaire • Chloé Bourgeois • Kagami Tsurugi • Marinette Dupain-Cheng|
|male||Adrien Agreste • Luka Couffaine • Nathaniel Kurtzberg • Nino Lahiffe|