Jethro Gibbs/Tony DiNozzo

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Pairing: Jethro Gibbs/Tony DiNozzo
Alternative name(s): Tibbs
Gender category: slash, m/m
Fandom: NCIS
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: primary slash pairing
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Gibbs/DiNozzo is a popular slash pairing in NCIS fandom of Jethro Gibbs and Tony DiNozzo.

Canon Interaction

DiNozzo has been on Gibbs' team the longest, having joined the NCIS after he worked with Gibbs for the first time (hile he was still with the PD in Baltimore).

When Gibbs is incapacitated for any reason, Tony – whether or not second in commando – automatically assumes leadership of the team. In the episode where Tony's identity is stolen, and he is presumed dead, Gibbs' reaction appears not to be that of a superior in command, nor a concerned friend, but rather a lover devastated by losing his love.

Their relationship is one of the strongest, compared to the friendship that Gibbs maintains with Abby, Ducky and Fornell. Tony owns rights that few within the show own, such as being able to enter in Gibbs' house and basement without having to ask permission, knowing more about his past than some of the probies who went through the bullpen, as well as being the one Gibbs trusted to safeguard his decorations – until he left the show – demonstrating how close they are and how intimate their relationship is.

Gibbs knows more about Tony's intimate life, particularly his past with DiNozzo Senior, than the rest of the team, being something of a reciprocal relationship as the show progresses.


[susan217 for ship_manifesto]

The thing that drew me into NCIS was the humor, and Tony and Gibbs offer it wrapped up in pretty packages. We’re talking about an easy going, fun loving street cop, with a grumpy, unsmiling, former marine. I know it sounds like a cheesy set up for a sitcom, but when you see how these two play off each other, you’ll fall in love.

Their relationship is great to watch. Tony dying for Gibbs approval, and Gibbs refusing to accept anything less than the best from Tony results in some interesting conversations. Tony is the only person whose ever have the guts to tease Gibbs, and Gibbs enjoys sparring with Tony.

They argue, they laugh, they tease. The ship just rocks.[1]

Common Tropes

  • BDSM in relationship, both inside and outside of the bedroom. Sometimes not explicit, but still containing Dom/sub undertones
  • Tony craving Gibbs' approval
  • Tony quitting NCIS
  • Gibbs finding out that the team is treating Tony badly
  • Hurt/Comfort




  • Knowing by divakat, In an odd turn of events, Gibbs finds himself unexpectedly pregnant after his first meeting with Tony on the case in Baltimore. What will Tony's reaction be when he finds out and how will the two of them manage this crazy change in the course of their lives just as Tony is starting his work at NCIS? The journey holds more surprises than either of them could have imagined.
  • Two Wolves by xanthe, While investigating the disappearance of a Marine, Gibbs is abducted, sold, and forced to fight in a brutal tournament where the price of winning is almost as high as the cost of losing, and death waits constantly in the wings. After five months of hitting brick walls, Tony finally hatches a desperate plan to rescue Gibbs, only to find him a very changed man. In order to escape, Tony has to remind Gibbs who he is and awaken a sleeping wolf inside him. But, haunted by his ordeal and the acts he’s been forced to commit, can there ever really be a way back for Gibbs?
  • Open Doors, and Other Invitations by shrift, Despite all appearances to the contrary, Tony knew how to ignore things. It used to be one of his best coping mechanisms.
  • Destination by thehoyden, It's like a bad joke: Gibbs and Fornell walk into an elevator. When they walk out, Gibbs says, "Pack your bags, DiNozzo – you're going on a trip."
  • Bottom of the Ninth by Waldo, Gibbs realizes that if he and Tony are ever going to have a relationship, he's going to have to do something about it. It takes almost a year, but he gets there eventually.
  • High and Tight by thecookiemomma, In the process of investigating a case, Gibbs and Tony ingest some sort of powder. They have to deal with the consequences of the experiment while trying to solve one of the toughest cases they've had in a while.
  • A Forever Thing by ellenscult, Tony's running out of time to claim his trust fund. Gibbs steps in to help. A marriage of convenience fic.
  • The FoxVerse by Kesterpan, Gibbs wakes up one day as a fox. Tony helps him find a way to become human again, and in the process they find each other. A shapeshifting fic.


  • Renascence by Nightchild78 and ThePeachyMonkey is a mpreg crossover with Torchwood, Gibbs never believed in miracles until Tony fell pregnant with his baby. Now, they need someone to help them figure out what happened and ensure that Tony delivers a healthy child. Certainly a case for Torchwood, if only it hadn't been destroyed... Unless it hasn't? This is a time of second chances, birth, rebirth, and new connections. AU after NCIS season 6. Fix-it fic for CoE.
  • Not in Kansas Anymore series by LitGal, a crossover with Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, Tony had never heard of goa'uld or tok'ra or igigi, and he sure as hell didn't know Gibbs had a passenger riding around in his head, but if Gibbs thinks one little alien parasite is going to make him go running, he has another thought coming. He's Gibbs' second, and that means he doesn't give up on his boss.
  • Closed Timelike Curve by Bindingdiva, Also a crossover with Stargate SG-1. After the bombing, Gibbs never remembered his relationship with Tony until Tony is killed in a case involving a Goa'uld. Gibbs and O'Neill travel to the past to save him, creating a whole new future for all of them. It also features O’Neill/Jackson and Gibbs/O’Neill/Jackson/DiNozzo (and combinations thereof)
  • Macavity by Lady Ra, a crossover with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, When he turns 40, Tony comes into a special family legacy that brings him and Gibbs to the attention of SHIELD.


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  1. ^ Irritation and Adoration by Susan217 on ship_manifesto