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 have the same group of friends. Nathaniel helps 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.
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".
- Nino and Nathaniel are seen standing beside each other as Marinette shows off her banner.
- Nathaniel watches Nino serve as the party DJ.
Ninath is a rare pair, but did gain some traction during season two, after many started to suspect that Nathaniel is bisexual.
In the Breakdancing AU in the Miraculous Ladybug fandom, Nino is commonly seen as the DJ while Nathaniel 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. There have even been a few fanfics that have Nino and Nathaniel bonding over their fondness for music and art, as they help one another to understand it better. Most of Nathaniel's drawings are of the people in his life and because Nino is the hero Carapace, fans have Nathaniel add Carapace in his hero comic.
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 • 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|