Nino and Nathaniel are students at Françoise Dupont High School, who are in the same class. They have very little interaction outside of school, but both with the same group of friends. Like the race between Kim and Alix, where Nino and Nathaniel are seen standing beside each other as Marinette shows her friends the banner she made. Along with Nathaniel helping Nino to make his film, before they get attacked by akumatized villain and Ladybug gets Nino to save Nathaniel and the others from the "monster's" grasps after she was de-akumatized.
When Nino was akumatized in "Bubbler", however, he had forced Nathaniel and their classmates to attend and have fun at Adrien's birthday party, while not caring about the fact that Nathaniel miserable and is afraid of getting hurt by Bubbler. After Nathaniel and his classmates angered Bubbler at the party, he traps Nathaniel and the others in his bubbles. Once Nino was de-akumatized by Ladybug and Cat Noir, Nathaniel is freed from Bubbler's bubble and is safely back on the ground.
During the lead up to Marinette's birthday in "Befana", Nino and Nathaniel team up with their friends to throw a surprise party for the girl that both Nino and Nathaniel have a former crush on, but still remain friends with her. When the party got crashed, the two help their friends fight Befana to defend the birthday girl. After Befana was defeated, they continued to have the party as Nathaniel watches Nino serve as its DJ , before Nino turn up the music and gets Nathaniel and the rest of their friends to dance.
In "Party Crasher", Nathaniel gets invited to the Boys only Party that Nino and a few of their friends put together for Adrien. While the two and their friends were all having a great time, the party gets crashed by Party Crasher and Nathaniel ends up getting captured. Nino was lucky to get away from Party Crasher, and once Nino mysteriously found the Turtle Miraculous next to him, he transforms into Carapace in order to save Nathanial and the other captured guests. With the villain defeated and the party over, Nathaniel stays behind to help Nino and the others clear up the "aftermath".
Ninath began during season one, when it was one of the less notable ships of the Miraculous Ladybug fandom, while season two helped to gain the ship a bit more notice when "Reverser" got fans to believe that Nathaniel is bisexual and have theorized Nino to be one as well, before he started dating Alya.
In the Breakdancing AU in the Miraculous Ladybug fandom, Nino is commonly seen as the DJ while Nathanial face paints the "masks" onto the dancers. as well as them being two of the commonly added and notable dancers in the AU. Their street nicknames and clothes are based on their akumatized selves.
On AO3, the ship only has 8 fanfics, while fanfiction.net has 18. The ship also has a small base on Tumblr.
- Both boys have respect for Ladybug and a former crush on Marinette.
|SHIPS||het||Adrienette • Adrigami • Alirose • Alyadrien • Chlodrien • Chlonath • Chlonino • DjWifi • 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|