Nico Kim/Levi Schmitt
|Pairing:||Nico Kim x Levi Schmitt|
|Alternative name(s):||Schmicco, Schmico|
|Gender category:||M/M, slash|
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Nico Kim/Levi Schmitt, often smooshed as Schmicco or Schmico, is the canon M/M pairing of Nico Kim and Levi Schmitt on Grey's Anatomy. On Archive of Our Own, it is the most popular ship in the fandom; however, this statistic is highly limited in scope due to the higher prevalence of slash on AO3 compared to other fanwork and fic archives, as well as the large amount of fic for earlier seasons on fanfiction.net and elsewhere.
The pairing has some detractors who are happy with the portrayal of Levi Schmitt as a gay man, but think he is incompatible with Nico or that Nico is a toxic partner. schmico-fanatic sums up the arguments against the ship as:
"The Schmico haters’ reasons for calling Nico toxic are that he doesn’t talk about his feelings, forced Levi to come out to his mom while he himself lied about being out to his parents, only uses Levi for sex, and is rude and emotionally abusive to Levi."
- Playing Favorites by Major
- Offscreen by little0bird. "Ficlets about Nico and Levi we don't see on the show." Currently the most kudosed work in the pairing.
- JUST THE BEGINNING. [ a schmico love story] by sykyrae
- Works tagged Grey's Anatomy on AO3. There are 621 Nico/Levi works out of 5133 works in total. (Accessed April 1, 2021)
- See Fandom is NOT mostly slash by olderthannetfic
- See Ages ago, I made an account on Wattpad because I..., Archived version, posted to tumblr by olderthannetfic, October 24, 2015. for an analysis of het vs slash on Wattpad
- yareawizardharry. Tumblr post, March 4, 2020. Archived from the original on April 1, 2021.
- schmico-fanatic. Tumblr post, March 24, 2021. Archived from the original on April 1, 2021.
- Nico Kim/Levi Schmitt, filtered by kudos. Accessed and archived on April 1, 2021.