Adrien/Marinette

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Pairing
Pairing: Adrien Agreste/Marinette Dupain-Cheng
Alternative name(s): Adrienette, LadyNoir, Marichat, Ladrien
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
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Prevalence: Popular
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Adrien/Marinette is the pairing of Adrien Agreste and Marinette Dupain-Cheng in Miraculous Ladybug. The two are also the superhero duo called Chat Noir and Ladybug.

Much of the fandom is based on the "love square" between the two people's four identities. The ship's four portmanteau shipnames, Adrienette, LadyNoir, Marichat, Ladrien, all refer to the relationship between the pair's superhero and secret identities in different combinations.

Canon

Fandom

The "love square", as it is known in the fandom, is the complicated set of relationships between Marinette, aka Ladybug and Adrien, aka Chat Noir. The drastically different dynamics between these characters and their superhero personas is a point of fascination to many fans.

Ladynoir was number thirteen as one of the Top 20 ships "most reblogged" on Tumblr in Tumblr Fandometrics' Year in Review 2016[1]. According to AO3 Ship Stats 2016, Adrien Agreste/Marinette Dupain-Cheng was twelfth in the Top 20 pairings that produced the most fanfic in 2016, and was the most popular het pairing. According to AO3 Ship Stats 2019, Adrien/Marinette was the twentieth of the overall Top 20 pairings on AO3 in 2019, and nineteenth inn the Top 20 pairings that produced the most fanfic from 2017 to 2019.

cover of Kitty Love, a Marichat zine

Tropes & Fanon

  • Revealed/Known Identities - alternate universes where Marinette and Adrien are about to become or already are aware of each other's secret identities are common.
  • Reverse Crush/Reverse Love Square - Marinette having a crush on Chat Noir instead of on Adrien, and/or Adrien having a crush on Marinette instead of on Ladybug.

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

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Links & Resources

References

  1. 2016’s Top Ships