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     Authors and Websites 

AlexSeanchai

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Comments: Writes mostly oneshots, with a lot of neurodiversity and queer representation.

ghostgirl19 on AO3 and FF.net

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Comments: This author has written a lot of MariChat fics. I personally find them enjoyable, and feel that they do a good job of making a romance between Marinette and Chat Noir believable. One thing to note, though: not all stories are on both sites. They seem to favor their FF.net account, but there is at least one fic on Archive of Our Own that isn't on Fanfiction Dot Net.

imthepunchlord

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Comments: An author who specialises in AU fics, in particular, a collection of Kwami Swap stories called Always a Hero, No Matter the Miraculous, which explore alternate combinations of Miraculouses and holders: Marinette alone has been written as a Ladybug, a Black Cat, a Bee, a Fox, a Peacock and a Butterfly, some more than once. In addition, even two stories sharing a Miraculous/Holder combination may portray them differently: Compare the Ladybug!Alya from A Declaration of Love to the one in Lucky Fox Paradox. Some other AU stories have been recommended below.

TheNovelArtist

  • Recommended by: Omeganian, ThrawnCA
  • Comments: Writes in any number of styles, including some of the best non-powered AU fics out there. Certain to bring either tears or a smile to your face. All works are rated Teen or younger.

quicksilversquared

  • Recommended by: ThrawnCA, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Comments: Mostly specializes in oneshots, many of them G-rated, but has also written one of the longest non-crossover fics in the fandom, How to Fake a Marriage.

Lee_Mix

sariahsue

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Comments: Specializes in fluffy oneshots. If you're looking for a good fluff writer, this is the one.

Chaotic Neutral

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Comments: This author has an amazing knack for writing the show's characters from different angles. Aside from that, they also write very competently and enjoy messing with AUs (mostly on how certain episodes might have gone or "What-If" scenarios). It seems to be their opinion that Hawk Moth is stupid, so you'll see plenty of stories where his foolishness is pointed out and used against him. In case you're wondering, they're the ones behind the Miraculous: Tales of Littlebug and Chaton Noir series.

buggachat

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Comments: While buggachat only has five fics posted, every single one of them is both interesting and unique. Well worth a look.

     General Fics 
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

An Act of Protection by Leisey

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Chat Noir always liked to say it was his job to protect Ladybug, but that wouldn't stop her from protecting him. Especially when their identities were on the line.

Adrien and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by VickyVicarious

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chat Noir's used to bad luck - it kind of comes with the territory. But detransforming in the middle of a crowd of reporters is a little worse luck than he’s used to having. And he hasn’t heard a thing from Ladybug since.

Adventures Of Gorilla by professorwillie

  • Recommended by: VenomousSeal
  • Status: Dormant (last updated March 2019)
  • Synopsis: The events of the series are retold from the perspective of Gorilla, letting us see events through the eyes of someone Locked Out of the Loop.

Alya Is NOT Disloyal! by Peppermint_Shamrock

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Alya loves to flirt with her boyfriend when he's suited up as Carapace. Chat Noir, for some reason, is upset by this.
  • Comments: A hilarious oneshot that borders on shippy, featuring DJWifi and a protective Chat Noir.
    • The oneshot is actually part of a DJWifi series, which contains two other unrelated oneshots—Worth the Risk (a Soulmate AU) and Seek (an aged-up AU that's basically Alya and Nino mucking around looking for Master Fu). They aren't humor-oriented, but both are still great pieces of work.

Baby Boom by ShawnaCanon

  • Recommended by: Euric 87, Happy Man
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hawk Moth makes another poor akumatization decision, giving a supervillain the power to force others to make babies. He doesn’t expect it to affect himself or his son—but it does. Things between Marinette and Adrien get incredibly awkward after The Incident, but at least they’re not alone. Half their class is in the same boat. And just when everyone starts to be able to move on from that, they discover the 'baby-making' thing wasn’t just a euphemism. Babies are on the way. No one’s ready for it, but it’s happening, and they’re all gonna do their best to deal with it. Will this be the thing that finally gets Adrien to fall in love with Marinette? Or will Cat Noir’s insistence that he loves Ladybug and doesn’t care if she’s having some other guy’s baby be enough to win her over?
  • Pairings: Marinette/Adrien, Alya/Nino, Alix/Nathaniel, among others.
  • Comments: More wholesome than its synopsis would imply, this story primarily focuses on the relationships of the main and supporting characters as they navigate the strange circumstances they find themselves in.
    • FAIR WARNING: When the author says "baby-making," they mean the traditional way—the characters are essentially brainwashed into doing the do, so while the author works very hard to keep things non-explicit, the entire fic has some uncomfortable scenes as the characters (who are still teenagers) deal with what's happened.

Back To Us by DarkReyna16

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa, Tophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After a reveal so shocking it rocks the core of Paris itself, the villain Hawk Moth is finally defeated...at a great personal cost to heroes Ladybug and Chat Noir. With the city safe, they go their separate ways, returning to the lives they were forced to put on hold since receiving their Miraculous. Now, seven years later, Marinette Dupain-Cheng is on the rise, studying at the fashion college of her dreams by day, working at her dream internship by afternoon...and occasionally moonlighting as Ladybug by night. This routine is set so firmly in place that, once it's shattered by an old-yet-new enemy, and the reappearances of a cold friend and a hot partner, the whiplash threatens to send Marinette spiraling down into chaos. As Ladybug, she can do anything...but soon those limits will be tested, whether she is in or out of the costume.

Bee-nevolent by TwinklingCupcake

  • Recommended by: Enfysaph, Venomous Seal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: She never thought she'd be much of anything, especially not a "Miraculous Holder." Despite her doubts, though, she can't help but grasp the chance to be happier, freer. If only any of it—being free, happy, having new friends—were actually easy...
  • Notes: Part of the Honeycomb AU series.
  • Comments: A cute, short fic centering on Sabrina as a Bee Miraculous holder, taking place before the events of season 2.

best (fake) smile by Reiaji

  • Recommended by: Jen_of_0ldstones, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Gabriel arranges for Lila to be his date at Paris Fashion Week, Adrien rights a wrong as best he knows how: with a little bit of sweetness, a little bit of subtlety, and a lot of social media magic.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, looking like [this] .
  • Comments: Yet another Lila salt story, but this one is masterfully written, doesn't engage in character-bashing and lets both Adrien's and Marinette's wits shine.

blinding leaps of faith by GuardianKarenTerrier

both sides of the story by dragonsinparis

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Life after finding out who Hawkmoth is.

Bring Me Back Home by tournee_de_la_ladybug (Link here)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa, Jen_of_0ldstones
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When an akuma sends Marinette flying into a parallel universe, she can’t help but think her life can’t get any worse. From the strangers surrounding her to the mysteriously cold Félix Agreste, she can’t seem to catch a break. Back home, things are no better as a displaced Bridgette Dupain-Cheng cleanses an akuma and finds her whole world changed with a Chat Noir that doesn’t seem to understand that they aren’t partners - they’re enemies.
  • Comments: Absolutely fantastic characterization and a riveting writing style.

The Brokenhearted by Wild-N-Waste

  • Recommended by: Tropers/LoganLight
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chat Noir learns that the truth is far more painful than he'd ever imagined. This story will follow him as he tries to figure out how to cope with his new reality as the son of a supervillain. Will it break him? Or will he persevere?
  • Notes: Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.

Butterfly Effect by ShadowmanePX41 (Link here)

  • Recommended by: En Passant
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: With Ladybug decreed the new Guardian of the Miracle Box and the Order restored to prominence, things seemed to change for everyone. Ladybug, now tasked with the role of the Guardian, now has everything to lose with Hawkmoth still running rampant. Cat Noir, having to follow his lady's judgement, needed to make sure that she didn't snap from the pressure. Hawkmoth, still without his wish, needed to double his efforts yet again, and the Order need a new set of heroes.
  • Comments: Post-Season 3, features the hypothetical distribution of all of the remaining miraculouses in the Miracle Box. Several new akumas are convincingly conceptualized and powerful enough to warrant their use. The story then heads into a gripping conclusion of the whole series.

Catastrophe by DarkElements10

  • Recommended by: Someone-who-ship
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien's relationship with his father has reached its breaking point and he's pulling further away from everyone, hurting Marinette despite how closely they have to work together on a school project. When the pain becomes too much to bear he takes to the night and finds an enemy that's targeting him. Something's gotta give and Adrien isn't sure when he falls he'll land on his feet.
  • Comments: By first look, it seems like it'd be a shipping fic, but it does more than that. There's the plot of Adrien's relationship with his father that holds the most tension throughout the story along with a Miraculous that is targeting Adrien/Cat Noir specifically for death. Each chapter goes back and forth from Adrien's to Marinette's POV and as the author has said, they plan to break Adrien down as far as they can before bringing him back up. It does a great job of mixing angst, drama, humor, and romance. A very fun read.

Chasing the C/h/atwalk. by Inkkerfuffle

  • Recommended by: Masterbow, Tophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Paris. The city of lights, love, and fashion. Follow the progress of Marinette Dupain Cheng as she enters the extremely competitive world of Reality television for a chance to be the winner of Project Runway: France.
  • Notes: Part of the C/h/atwalk series.
  • Comments: Even if you've never watched or cared about Project Runway (like me), YOU WANT to read this fic, it is simply that good. It's not an AU just a little further along the timeline, where Marinette has a chance to live her dream of being a designer, on national tv which means keeping her superhero identity a secret and working with a certain model.

Chloe And the Bee by anxresi

  • Recommended by: Raziel123
  • Status: Dormant (last updated January 2018)
  • Synopsis: Chloé Bourgeois has a very happy life. She's the daughter of the mayor of Paris. She gets her kicks from bullying the truly pathetic Marinette. She thinks she's on the verge of a breakthrough with the hunky Adrien. Then suddenly, a comb appears... And with it, a weird bee creature that wants to make her a superhero and a better person. It's not taking 'no' for an answer, either...

Confessions of A Queen Bee by Grimmalkerie

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Like most things in her short privileged life, power had come nice and neat, wrapped in a miraculous bow and placed in her lap. Such a shame that its price couldn't be swiped away with a credit card.
  • Comments: Chloé gets a miraculous and spends her entire first transformation posting selfies. It’s also from her perspective, so we skip any conversation that she personally finds stupid or boring. 10/10; totally in character.

Crash and Burn by quicksilversquared

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Everyone in Paris had always assumed that if Hawkmoth were to die, it would be mid-battle with the superheroes, or maybe in a jail cell years down the road, after being defeated. No one expected him to die suddenly in a car crash on a sunny afternoon. Least of all, his son.
  • Comments: As per the Archive of Our Own tags, this is a short hurt/comfort fic. No diabolical plots, just a young man coming to terms with the loss of his father and the realisation that he was a supervillain - with the help of a special young lady.

Crumbling Down by Ominous Predictions (link here)

  • Recommended by: Happy Man
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lila Rossi has it all at her school, mostly thanks to the never ending stream of lies that she utters to draw in and maintain her popularity. But unlike everyone else in Paris, she has a burning hatred for the superheroine Ladybug, one of the few people to see through and call her out on her bullshit. So when she is caught up in an akuma attack and sees a large section of crumbling wall above where Ladybug happens to be standing, she takes advantage of this opportunity and pushes it onto her, almost resulting in a victory for Hawk Moth. Lila is frustrated that she failed to actually kill Ladybug, but takes solace in the fact that she did hurt her… unaware that the whole thing was caught on camera by Alya Césaire. Karma is not mocked, Lila Rossi, and she’s gunning for you.
  • Comments: If you hate Lila's guts and wanted to see a fic where she gets exposed, but at the same time are put down by how liberally the typical Salt Fic hands Ron the Death Eater like candies to half the cast, this fic is for you. A Revenge Fic where Lila, and Lila alone, suffers the consequences of all her lies and manipulations, and none of the other characters are caught in the crossfire.

Curiosity Killed the Chat Noir by Luki

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In one universe, after beating Lady Wi-fi, when Ladybug runs into the cupboard to transform with less than a minute to go, Chat Noir closes the door and runs away. This is not that universe.
  • Notes: Alternate link here.
  • Comments: This is an angst fic; don't expect happy endings. An interesting exploration of the premise, thought.
    • Subversion Station: This is not an angst fic. It was written in the first year of the show, when the fandom was considerably more innocent and the fandom abounded with saccharine reveal fics, so even though the fic is more "realistic/grounded" than "angst," it was technically angsty by the fandom's standards prior Season 2. Basically, it takes a look at how the Love Square might have worked itself out if Chat learned Ladybug's identity. As mentioned, it handles the premise well and is definitely worth a read.

Doppler Effect by JUBE514

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien Agreste and Félix Vanily aren’t related, not even a bit, but they look exactly like one another. This causes more than one problem.
  • Comments: A hilarious AU where Félix and Adrien are Identical Strangers and not at all related. The first chapter alone is quite possibly the funniest thing I've ever read in the fandom, and while the following chapters aren't as humorous, they make up for it by having interesting scenarios and good character interactions. Félix and Adrien's begrudging friendship is also fun to read.

Dr. Thibault Series by NattiKay

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dr. Franc Thibault was having a perfectly normal day, thank you very much, until a young couple, Adrien and Marinette Agreste, come into his office for an ultrasound appointment…
  • Comments: A series of oneshots set in the future, when Marinette and Adrien are married and expecting their first child. The protagonist is the titular Dr. Thibault, an ultrasound technician OC who accidentally discovers their true identities and promptly geeks out. A cute read that's both funny and heartwarming. The author even includes short comics based on their work in the fics!

Draw me like one of your French Girls by Baneismydragon

  • Recommended by: Calibaz
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Chat Noir and Queen Bee get into an argument over who is the hotter superhero, things quickly spiral out of control. Marinette and Nathaniel find themselves drafted into the contest, drawing the strangest commission of their lives and learning a lot more than they ever expected.

Epiphanies by PFTones3482

  • Recommended by: ladyofthelibrary, Dame-Amaryllis, Puidwen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: How every single member of Marinette and Adrien's class managed to figure out who Ladybug and Chat Noir were before they could.
  • Comments: Absolutely hilarious with spot-on character reactions for each classmates, such as Nathaniel figuring it all out by literally drawing everyone in the class until he found faces that fit and Rose accidentally saying more than she should have even after Juleka figures it out. Worth a read!

The Fallen and the Forgiven by Renaerys

  • Recommended by: LoganLight
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An ancient evil threatens Paris, and Ladybug and Chat Noir reluctantly return to face it after years spent apart. Ladybug struggles to trust and forgive her estranged partner's mistakes, but when ghosts of the past resurface, our heroes will face their worst demons yet: each other. Meanwhile, a wholly unprepared Marinette finds herself drawn to Adrien, as one does when one's former teenage dream has honed that most potent of masculine dark arts: charm. She is at risk of falling for him all over again, and he’s doing everything he can to encourage her. Since when is Adrien Agreste an incorrigible flirt? But just when things are looking up, a terrible tragedy befalls Adrien’s family, and Marinette fears he may be losing more of himself each day.

a fight that you were born to lose by aloneintherain

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis, Jen_of_0ldstones
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien finds out Gabriel is Hawkmoth, and Gabriel gets to bring his long-waited plan into action.

For the apparel oft proclaims by Baneismydragon

  • Recommended by: ReaderAt2046
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien has the best idea ever for a costume. He just needs a little help from Marinette...

From The Ashes by Miniminou (link here)

  • Recommended by: Jen_of_0ldstones
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: As fire spreads across Paris, Adrien Agreste decides to return from the exile his father’s death drove him to. Six years can put a lot of strain on old friendships, but he’s determined to set right what once went wrong. So why is the black cat being so cold to his Lady?

Futures Trading by GalahadWilder

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Alix Kubdel has been training to be Bunnix since the day she met her future self. She's been anticipating it for months, dreaming about it, drooling about it— but it wasn't supposed to happen yet. Not for years. There's no way she could ever ready for the emotional toll Fluff's power takes.

Ghost Story by suicunespurr

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Everyone knew Alya Césaire was strange, and it wasn’t just her obsession with superheroes. That would actually be considered normal. What was strange, as everyone learned quickly when she started at their school was her belief in the supernatural.
  • Comments: A Ghost!AU oneshot seen through the eyes of Nino. Has some cute DjWifi and a tiny bit of Ninette, but the real draw is how skillfully the author writes the scenario, melding canon with the alternative universe seamlessly.

Goodnight, Children by takethembystorm

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien puts the children to sleep.

Hero Chat AU by Cornerverse

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Team Miraculous has started a group chat. Shenanigans ensue as five (5) hot messes bounce off each other and several temporary Miraculous holders. There will be blood. And possibly snacks.

Heroes of the day by metawohoo (AO3 link here)

  • Recommended by: Barrel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Alya tries to reconnect with other akuma victims, and discovers the whole "supervillain" business caused some lingering issues. In the meantime, Marinette misplaces Tikki, and Adrien's relationship with his father grows tense.
  • Comments: Does an amazing job keeping the mood and the writing style is very enjoyable to follow. Also handles Akuma!Adrien excellently.
    • Not canon-compliant with the Origins episodes.

Hop to It by lpofdestiny (link here)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Moving to a new place is hard enough for any fifteen-year-old, but imagine being separated from your boyfriend, having to learn a new language, and, oh yeah, getting off on the wrong foot with the local superhero by accidentally destroying half the neighborhood. For Jacquelyn “Jack” Smith, her transition to life in Paris is anything but easy, but for Rabbit, her superhero alter ego, there are darker forces at work. Let Ladybug and Cat Noir deal with Hawk Moth. She has her own set of problems.

How Disappointing by JoeMerl

  • Recommended by: Windona
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: And to think, usually it's Hawk Moth's VICTIMS who are forced to rethink their priorities.
  • Comments: An utterly hilarious look at the idea of Adrien being akumatized.

How Miraculous Should Have Ended by CodenameJD

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Sometimes, episodes just miss a few tricks. Sometimes, they're just illogical. And sometimes, episode endings are just bad, wrong, or harmful. Inspired by the youtube channel/show How It Should Have Ended, we're going to rewrite the ending of each and every episode of Miraculous.
  • Comments: If you're constantly bent out of shape by all the illogicalities and contrived writing the show tends to have, this is the fic for you. The fic covers every episode from Seasons 1-3, coming up with silly alternatives to episodes and fixing the bits that make you want to tear your hair out.

In the Middle of a Very Happy Ending by ProbablyVoldemort

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Senior Theme Week is fast approaching. But what happens when there's too many real akumas for Marinette to make her and Adrien's Akuma Day costumes?

In which Adrien is so done and Nino is a good bro by JUBE514

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The day had started completely normal, as normal as normal collége student could have. Normal. Completely. (Even though it was a prestigious private school and the level of ‘normal’ had changed since the akuma started showing up and people began to be infected and superheros-). Normal. And of course along with all the clichés in the book, normal turned into a shit storm and a shit storm turned into a ass tornado. Really what even was life anymore?
  • Comments: A unique take on someone finding out Adrien's identity. Features the greatest BROTP in the show (as you can probably tell from the title), as well as a quick-witted Adrien for once (and Nino too — double damage).

i've been out on the ocean, sailing alone by kat777

  • Recommended by: Pika Scootaloo, omegaman
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: When Marinette finds a pair of earrings on the Winter Solstice, it turns her world upside down. Suddenly she’s a superhero, and it’s her job to protect people from her arch nemesis. It’s hard on her own, but according to Tikki she’s supposed to have a partner. She even gets to choose! She decides her best bet is to pick someone from her class, and thus begins her six month long investigation of her thirteen classmates. One of them must be superhero material, and when the Summer Solstice finally arrives, she’ll have the Chat Noir to her Ladybug. Whether she’ll still have her dignity, though… That’s another matter entirely.
  • Comments: The writing and tone of this fic is simultaneously heartfelt and freakin' hilarious. This fic has just about everything you need: a screening process featuring the entire class subjecting them to bad jokes and very outlandish hypothetical scenarios, terrifically written Akuma fight scenes, and Ladrien moments so sweet it'll rot your teeth.

Jerk In Sheep's Clothing by BroadwayCutie16

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: They say karma always comes back to bite you in the end. Madame Bustier's class learns this the hard way after Lila Rossi's lies are exposed and a bigger, badder bully takes her place.
    Henri Le Roi is the handsome new guy. His first day at Francois Dupont, he sets his sights on the beautiful, endearing and mysterious Marinette Dupain-Cheng. Which would be okay-if he wasn't a reverse Lila. He torments the rest of the class ruthlessly behind her back, and if anyone tries to tell Marinette the truth, he makes it look like they're the ones bullying him. Marinette is so convinced by Henri's gentlemen act and blinded by lingering feelings of resentment of the past that she believes everything he says and disregards her friends' claims completely.
    Adrien knows he made a mistake when he chose not to help expose Lila. He's determined to not make that same mistake twice when Henri starts manipulating Marinette into turning on her friends. The question is, how does he do that without Henri turning the situation on him and the class and making them look like bullies like he always does? And why does Adrien feel jealous of Henri whenever Marinette flirts with him?

Lady Luck by Converse (tvtropes page)

  • Recommended by: ImRaidAccount
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Lady Luck is the new Hero, chosen to fight alongside Chat Noir and save all of Paris from the evil Hawkmoth. Only problem? Lady Luck isn't the best person outside of the costume. Perhaps, through becoming a Hero and getting encouragement from some friends, she'll be able to fix that.
  • Pairings: Adrien Agreste/Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Chloé Bourgeois/Alix Kubdel, Alya Césaire/Nino Lahiffe, Ivan Bruel/Mylène Haprèle, and Juleka Couffaine/Rose Lavillant.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic with Ladybug!Chloé and has her and Adrien written as actual friends.

The Leather Jacket series by doppelgangergrl

  • Recommended by: Morbuss
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A series of comics following the Parisian superheroine Ladybug, and her relationships with her classmate Adrien. When a petty thief inadvertently steals Tikki, Marinette must improvise to save the day, and in the process gets a brand new look.

Lies We Tell (Ourselves) by MiniMinou

  • Recommended by: Keyseeker, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Everybody lies. Some more than others. Yet, strangely enough, it’s the biggest liar in school who finally pushes Marinette into being honest with Adrien.

Little Devil by angelofthequeers

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chloé so doesn't like Marinette. She can't stand her, not at all. But honestly, when someone like Lila comes along, Chloé decides that the enemy of my enemy is my ally has its uses and she calls out everyone in the class who turned on Marinette. It's just a pity that now she has to get her hands dirty, since the real Ladybug is out of commission. But hey, at least she looks damn stylish while doing so.

look around (how lucky we are to be alive right now) by synchronicities

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis, Tophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Seven years after the strange attacks on Paris stop, investigative journalist-in-training Alya Césaire tries to piece the truth together.
  • Comments: A nice break from all the shipping fics, a somber future in which Paris is never informed on the attacks — including Alya. A good look at how the characters grow up and mature.

Miracle Heist by Peppermint_Shamrock

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gabriel has gotten much of what he wants. Not the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses, not yet, but he has the Miracle Box now. On top of that, he's learned Ladybug's identity. Unfortunately for him, his victory won't last very long.

Miracle Queen's Aftermath by Bill K

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hawkmoth has plans for the restored peacock miraculous. But he has to keep Ladybug and Cat Noir busy until he can set those plans into action.

Miracles Aren't Free by poppicock

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "I didn't want be a superhero at first, but you told me that I didn't have what it takes and now I'm going to destroy you." Aurore gets the Peacock Miraculous. Mrs. Agreste is stuck inside aforementioned Miraculous.
  • Comments: An unusual choice for the peacock miraculous (or any of them, really) but it works pretty well, with great character development for Aurore and great development of her relationships with her Kwami, Adele, Mirielle, and the rest of the team. Also notable for an interesting dynamic between Marinette/Ladybug and Chloé/Queen Bee.

Miraculous Team Up or Catastrophe by Anon4Us

  • Recommended by: stopthattimerave
  • Status: Dormant (last updated May 2019)
  • Synopsis: Nathaniel becomes the holder of the peacock Miraculous.
  • Comments: There are currently four fics in this series, and each one is a gem. The plots are well thought out, and all the OCs and akumas are beautifully characterized. She's clearly put a lot of thought into her writing, and it shows in how well structured and tightly written each fic is. Even after falling out of love with ML, this series is one of my favorite fics of all time.

Missing by ChaoticNeutral (link here)

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Marinette and Ladybug are one and the same. No matter what happens, she is always helping people, regardless of the form she takes. However, with time and kindness comes expectation, and it can be easy to miss just how much good she does or overlook what she's accomplished, especially with the current conflict regarding Lila. But no matter what happens, people can take solace in the fact that she'll still be there. At least until there's a battle against an akuma with the power to erase people and Ladybug is hit. Fortunately, Ladybug remains standing tall and ever present. But the "Everyday Ladybug" isn't.

The Murder of Lila Rossi by Cornerverse

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lila Rossi has been murdered. Detective Wolfe is going to be the one to find the culprit, though that's easier said than done, considering the wildly different testimonies of what kind of person the Victim was. As Wolfe digs into Lila's life, and discovers several secrets. Perhaps even a few that aren't even relevant to the case at hand.
  • Note: You might be thrown by the "Glamours" and OCs. As far as can be discerned, it's just a strange angle the author chose to explore and not part of a different universe.

The Next Generation by Carly the Llama

  • Recommended by: Venomous Seal
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopisis: When Adrien dies during the final battle with Hawk Moth, Marinette becomes a new Hawk Moth out of grief. It’s up to a new generation of Miraculous wielders to stop her.

Nightmare by tides-miraculous

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A webcomic based on the song "Nightmare" by NateWantsToBattle.
  • Comments: Beautifully drawn and so, so impactful. Each panel is a punch in the gut, and it intersects the lyrics with the subject matter so well, you'd think the song was written for the comic. Absolutely worth a moment of your time.
  • Note: Has a PV here.

Nino Has Done Nothing To Deserve This by GuardianKarenTerrier

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's nothing, really- just an innocent comment, a joke. But when they hear it, Nino and Alya come to a realisation. There were, in retrospect, dozens upon dozens of hints. Now that they're suddenly aware of all their friend's flimsy excuses and rushed explanations, they're not only sure how they've missed it, they're not sure how anyone else has either. They realise that it had to be magic protecting their friends- and that same magic has ceased to work on the two of them. Well, this means they'll just have to start watching over their friends themselves.
  • Notes: Has an ongoing sequel, Monopoly is Banned for A Reason, Alya.

Not A Bit by CaptainOzone

  • Recommended by: HattedHalfling
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Sometimes, being a brother is even better than being a superhero," says author Marc Brown. Félix Agreste has been both, and he can't have said it better himself.
  • Comments: For those of you who have been around long enough to remember the Miraculous Ladybug PV/Pilot Video or those of you who have just discovered it, this is probably the fic you’ve been looking for. A beautiful integration of the darker world shown in the PV and the lighter one shown in the canon show, it places Félix Agreste as the older brother of Adrien and the ‘first’ Chat Noir, and explores the relationship between Félix, Adrien, and their father, as well as showing how Adrien becomes Chat Noir in this universe, and it’s just… it’s beautifully written. If the PV left you aching for more of that universe, this is the fic you need.

Nymph and the Corrupted Miraculous by Asexual Individual (link here)

  • Recommended by: Snipertoaster
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After an accident, Marinette is confined to a wheelchair, but after finding a broach in the shape of a butterfly and the Kwami inside, she finds that being in a wheelchair doesn't stop her from becoming a hero, which is good because she now has to deal with someone stealing and corrupting the Miraculous for their own gain.
  • Comments: A highly-interesting AU fic with a lot of cool ideas that are executed very well. Almost everyone is in-character and Marinette and Chloé's relationship is given a cool twist. And the fight scenes between the Champions of Marinette/Nymph and Adrien/Catastrophe are also entertaining to read.

Occam's Razor by Flairina

  • Recommended by: Fanficcer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lila arrived at school, and everyone immediately fell in line with her. Falsehood after falsehood flew from her lips, and they ate them up without a second thought. It didn't make sense. It was wildly out of character. In fact... it almost makes one wonder...
  • Comments: A decidedly non-salt twoshot fic that attempts to resolve Lila's seemingly hypnotic sway over the other characters in a way that both makes sense in-universe and doesn't bash anyone (including Lila herself). The first chapter twist is fairly unique, and the second chapter is surprisingly heartwarming. A great read for anyone tired of Lila salt.

O Fortuna by paris-mystere

  • Recommended by: Sansa Snark, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant (last updated April 2018)
  • Synopsis: Tyche, called Fortuna by the Romans, was not a goddess to be worshipped, but feared. You can’t go around giving out cosmic, godlike powers of creation and destruction to just anyone, after all. A darker take on the Miraculous universe.
  • Notes: Alternate link here.
  • Comments: An impressively in-character, urban fantasy take on the Miraculous story with a Darker and Edgier tonal shift. Featuring Miraculous backstories and history, pre-existing ambiguous non-Miraculous magic, debatably Adults Are Useless, and gratuitous application of Competence Zone resulting in Not Now, Kiddo being directed at Miraculous-wielders.

Old stories, new discoveries by Piecesofarose

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Marinette and her class woke up to find themselves in what could be considered a massive kidnapping, and in order to get out... They have to watch their own show.

One Thing After Another by SKayLanphear

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Marinette notices that, sometimes, Adrien acts a little out of the ordinary—like the time he stood in a cardboard box for no reason, or when he actually hissed at Nino. It's only when she starts to notice the similarities between Adrien and a certain feline that she begins to get suspicious. (Basically, Adrien acts like a cat when he probably shouldn't.)

On The Prowl by ghostgirl19

  • Recommended by: Melody Rose Gold
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. "I'll be fine, Alya. It's only a couple blocks." "But it's ten at night, it's not safe. Especially with that Chat Noir prowling around."
  • Notes: Has a P.O.V. Sequel, One Way or Another (dead).
  • Comments: It feels really weird at first to have Chat/Cat Noir portrayed a criminal but after a while you will start to enjoy the story because of the great writing and shipping between Marinette and Adrien.

The Opportunity And The Dangerous Wind by Bill K

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ladybug is transported to ancient China, where she teams with Piao Chong to try to depose a despotic warlord and avert a coming tragedy.

Optimistic Nihilism by Lithos Maitreya

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's hard, when you've seen thousands of human lives blow past you like dust, to take them seriously when they act like they have any real meaning. No matter how much Plagg might want to.
  • Notes: Alternate link here.

Out of Action by AsheryW

  • Recommended by: Morbuss
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When a new akuma puts Ladybug into a deep sleep, Chat Noir needs to find a new ally to become Ladybug, while his lady is 'Out of Action'.
  • Comments: Adrinette fic, with a side of Kwamiswap

Powers of Invisibility yestomiraculous (link here)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Juleka has always been invisible. She doesn't always mind. Especially when it allows her to see things no one else does... It starts slow at first. Little hints here and there. Innocent teenagers not being in the right place at the right time. The next thing Juleka knows, she's at the center of the biggest mess of secrets Paris has likely ever seen.
  • Comments: An in-depth fic covering the events of the series from Juleka's point of view. Features side characters in abundance, particularly Juleka, Rose, and Nathanael.

The Price of Life by BallpointBasic

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Gabriel Agreste has brought back his wife, but at what cost?
  • Comments: A webcomic that explores what would happen if Gabriel was able to make his Ultimate Wish...and the consequences of doing so. It's a bit of a Dark Fic, but it's also a well-paced thriller that incorporates older concepts into the story with interesting twists. Sadly, the author hasn't updated in a while and the most recent comic ends on a cliffhanger, but what's there is definitely worth a read.

Princess Marinette: Fairest Ladybug of them All by Plagg

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: She had a tiara and spotted wings; he had a kitty tail and ears. Surely, she'd let him be her knight? She was too precious of a princess to be without one!
  • Comments: Basically just the gang as babies being adorable. Prepare for diabetes and tooth decay.

Quantic Kids Group Chat by Zygella

  • Recommended by: Storygirl000
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Comments: The five heroes of Parisnote  set up a group chat and Hilarity Ensues. Great for anyone who wants a laugh.

Random ficlets/drabbes by metawahoo

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Short pieces/headcanony stuff that I posted on Tumblr.
  • Comments: Worth reading for the first chapter alone.

rebuilding honeycomb by demistories

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Chloé admires herself in her floor length mirror. The transformation had felt strange and had been slightly terrifying, but it was worth it. She decides that it was a good thing that she didn’t call someone to swat what she had thought was just a very large, very disgusting bug.
  • Comments: Chloé walks a thin, nervous line between not wanting to do hero work and the desperation to look good in front of Ladybug (and Paris in general). She and her kwami work off each other beautifully. Oh, and it has some Bee!Chloé concept art.

The Redemption Of Lady Wifi by Bill K

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Being used as a weapon against Ladybug has come with an emotional cost to Alya. Will she be able to handle being forced to become Lady Wifi a third time?
  • Comments: Interesting plot point of using a Lucky Charm to transform someone into an akuma.

Serendipitous Fate by SKayLanphear (link here)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa, Jen_of_0ldstones
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Picks up from the (chronological) end of Season 1. Adrien is excited to reveal his true identity, while Marinette is terrified. But Master Fu says they can't afford to be distant any longer. Chat Noir and Ladybug are meant to work in tandem both in and out of uniform, their strength stemming from the bond created between them. Yet, teenagers are sometimes better at dancing blind than running with wide open eyes, even with the steps laid out before them. Steps in the path of an expanding world. Apart, they'll flounder. But together, they might just stand a chance.
  • Comments: by Crisis21 — Maybe avoid if you dislike angst. There's a lot of it to be had. Heck, at least half the plot has to be Adrien and Marinette wallowing in some combination of teenage and/or superhero angst and just when you think things are starting to look up, it hits you with a revelation that retroactively makes at least half of what wasn't angst into more angst.

Shine a Light on Me by angelofthequeers

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A conversation between friends in the wake of the Oblivio LadyNoir kiss leads to Marinette finally exploding and saying some things that need to be said. But this leads to a chain reaction that ends in an identity reveal, Lila throwing a tantrum again, and one (1) cutely sappy couple because both Mari and Adrien are massive damn dorks.

Spots Off by CadenzaRose (link here)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Through a series of unfortunate events, the world learns that Marinette is Ladybug. Now Marinette must deal with the consequences while her friends and classmates come to terms with a reality that has been carefully kept out of sight.

Sting by KryallaOrchid

  • Recommended by: Jen_of_0ldstones
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Chat Noir inexplicably disappears, leaving Ladybug bee-hind to face Papillon on her own, a new wielder is chosen to keep the akuma from swarming. Ladybug is adamant she doesn’t want another partner buzzing around and why is this new-bee flirting with her? Meanwhile, Adrien just wishes Ladybug would stop bugging out and listen to him because his bee puns are fuzz-tastic.
  • Comments: Fantastic story written between the Season 1 and Season 2 hiatus, featuring bee!Adrien, a not quite so evil Gabriel and belly dancing.

sugar, sugar by Mooncactus

  • Recommended by: kilala2tail
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After discovering the identity of the man making his and Ladybug's life a living hell, Chat Noir overworks himself to the point of exhaustion - and dangerously low blood sugar levels.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, honey, honey.
  • Comments: A character piece focusing on Adrien Agreste and his double life. Despite the title, sweet this long one shot is not. It's well written and completely heartbreaking, showing the life of a boy stretched too thin.

Teaching Lessons by Remasa

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ever since Gabriel Agreste discovered his son was Chat Noir, he had followed his progress from behind the scenes as best as he could. All he saw was how horrible Chat Noir's flirting techniques were. Gabriel is determined to teach his son how to properly woo the woman of his dreams – without Adrien catching on to what he is trying to do.
  • Comments: A 'what if Gabe wasn't Hawk Moth' story that's actually kind of sweet. It's cute to see him try and guide Adrien in his quest to romance Ladybug without letting his son know he was onto him. A good read!

Telling Lies? No, Mama by Aishling

  • Recommend by: The Otaku Ninja, fruitstripegum, Happy Man
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Paris isn't that big and everybody talks. Plus a certain little fibber has plastered her lies all over one of the most popular blogs in the city...
  • Comments: An excellent Fix Fic that nicely repairs the Character Derailment the show went through while also giving some compelling character development. Makes one wish this actually happened on the show...

Truth And Consequences by siderealSandman (has a tropes page here)

  • Recommended by: LoganLight
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On Sunday, Marinette discovered who her arch nemesis really was. On Monday, she made Adrien’s father a deal.

Unconventional Scenarios by Remasa (link here)

  • Recommended by: pisoprano
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A crack/humor series where Gabriel has to maintain the image of being a HUGE fan of Ladybug and Chat Noir while experiencing different aspects of conventions/fairs/charity events in Paris.
  • Comments: It starts out as complete crack, but gets more serious as it goes on. Overall, a hilarious ride of Gabriel getting himself into situations that would embarrass no one but him.

The Waiting Game by paperskirts

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Snapshots of Adrien with the people he loves over the years.

Who You Know by Luki

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Alya's limits are tested when Marinette casts aside an amazing opportunity, solely because it comes from Lila. If her best friend isn't going to take advantage of Lila's generosity, she sees no problem in taking it for herself. Eventually, Marinette will realise she's only hurting herself by refusing to use the connections willingly offered by such an amazing person, right? Unfortunately for Alya, she forgot that Marinette is a connection all on her own...

A Wish by Magical_Awesome_Kid

  • Recommended by: Barrel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It was that time of year again, and Adrien was dreading it. It was something that came around every year. Same day. Same way. It was Adrien’s birthday.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, Gentil.
  • Comments: A very enjoyable take on the characters; no real plot, just fluff and happiness.

Won't Tell A Soul by TheLastPilot (link here)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Nino accidentally runs headlong into the biggest most stressful secret he can imagine, but now that he knows the truth about Marinette he is determined to help her in any way he can.
  • Notes: Has a sequel, The Weight of Jade (complete).

yo body lethal by a_miiraculer & clairelutra

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123, ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Marinette and co. go to the pool and encounter a swimsuit akuma. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Comments: Really fun and funny! I won't spoil the best jokes, but it's hilarious to see our two idiots toeing around each other in bathing suits! There are some raunchy undertones, but nothing too dirty. It earns a T rating and stays there.

You Don't Know Me by Ferisae (link here)

  • Recommended by: Raziel123, Emerald Sky
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: When Ladybug suffers a near-fatal accident and is presumed dead, it is up to Adrien — who has discovered Ladybug's secret — to help her through her painstaking recovery and reacquaint her with herself. All this while trying to save Paris on his own without losing himself in the process.

Continue? by PrincessKitty1

  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This is the story of how Chat Noir saved Adrien Agreste from falling to his death.(A nightmarish narrative about the lengths two people will go to save the one they love.)
  • Comment: Quite disturbing and mind-screw-y. You've been warned

Ladyblog Comment Section by DragonsandInk

  • Recomended by: GabbyIzzy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Alya, bless her fangirl heart, doesn't always get everything right. It's the job of the two superheroes she adores to set her informational blog straight and keep a little entertainment going in the comment section. The real issue here is that they don't know how to hold back.
  • Comment: A great fic about Marinette and Adrien as trolls on Alya's blog. Tons of laughs.

Pointsverse by Keyseeker

  • Recomended by: Taketriumphawayfromthem
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: (Taken from the first entry, Turning Points) An akuma traps Marinette, Adrien, Alya, and Nino in visions of the most important turning points in their lives: how they became superheroes.
  • Comment: It starts with an identity reveal, but it sets in motion changes that make the canon series better little by little.

The Time(line) We Spent Together by MarinetteAgresteBrand

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Having been haunted by flashbacks of Chat Blanc, Marinette welcomes the dreams of being Adrien’s girlfriend by drawing out the vivid images. But her sweet dreams become the fuel for a living nightmare when Lila exposes her sketchbook to Adrien.

How Not Sleeping Sells Your Soul To A Demon by Threee

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Max is smart, he developed a game on his own, made a sentient robot, he's smart. So how the hell did he fall for Lila and the stupid napkin thing?! .......I have a theory.
  • Comments: A deliciously cracky and plausible explanation for how Max fell for Lila's napkin lie.

Luck of the Draw by Kryal

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Plagg loses a Chat Noir, it's usually to outside circumstances. Even a cat runs out of lives eventually, and sometimes the odds are just stacked too high. All too often, Tikki loses her Ladybugs to themselves.
  • Comments: A great piece that digs into the downsides of being Ladybug. Also, if you're bugged by Ladybug and Chat Noir's apparent power imbalance, you're going to want to check this fic out, as it explains why they are the way they are.

a dreamer reborn by Lee_Mix

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “Adrien. I want you to remember something for me.” He tensed as she placed a soft hand to his cheek, and pressed her forehead to his. “Even though you’ve felt so lost... I’m so proud of you for carrying on trying.”
  • Comments: A beautiful oneshot about Adrien dealing with his grief and fears of inadequacy via his friends.

The Adventures of Beetlebug by caterinawrites

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Marinette gets her appendix out, it's up to Nino to take her place as Ladybug.
  • Comments: One of the funniest things I have ever read. Between Marinette being high on anesthesia, Nino having no clue how to work the Ladybug Miraculous, and the team's angry banter as they figure out both these facts, it's guaranteed to have you in stitches.

The Teenage Rebellion Revenge Ploy by RicardianScholar Clark-Weasley

  • Recommended by Milarqui
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Adrien accidentally discovers his father is the feared villain Hawk Moth, he's angry, but instead of doing the smart thing and warning Ladybug, he decides that the best way to deal with it is to indulge in some good old-fashioned teenage rebellion. Gabriel Agreste will never see it coming.

The Inappropriate Touching Talk by RicardianScholar Clark-Weasley

  • Recommended by: Milarqui
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Gabriel Agreste notices that his son Adrien appears to be engaging in some inappropiate touching when it comes to the new intern, Marinette Dupain-Cheng, he realizes with horror that he needs to have a certain talk with Adrien... or he could instead fob it off to Human Resources!

Seducing the Enemy by RicardianScholar Clark-Weasley

  • Recommended by: Milarqui
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After yet another Akuma attack, Adrien notices that Marinette's behaviour is quite suspicious, and that purse of hers is just the perfect size for a kwami... and he deduces that she has to be Hawk Moth! He makes the resolution to seduce his "enemy" away from evil — all while his father has an attack while thinking his son has a crush on his evil alter ego.

Little Known Facts by adjit

  • Recommended by: Subversion Station
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: They aren't secrets, really, but everyone has a story and not all of them get told. Understanding can only be achieved with all the facts.
  • Comments: Character studies of several characters.

Manynette by imthepunchlord

  • Recommended by: Subversion Station
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:What do you do when you have so much to do but so little time for it? Well, an akuma that can get on top of it all does have a certain appeal...
  • Comments: A unique take on the "Marinette gets akumatized" plot.

That's (Not) My Name by fickleminder

  • Recommended by: Subversion Station
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Five times Adrien responded to his name, and one time he threw it away.

Marinette Protection Squad by ladynoireisaboss

  • Recommended by SuperYoshiFan02
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which the akuma class realizes that Lila lies. And retaliates.
  • Comments: A great subversion of the typical "salt fic" where instead of everyone hating Marinette for hating Lila, they help Marinette since they realize Lila makes her upset and they don't want one of their closest friends to be in such a bad mood.

Amalgam by P_Artsypants

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When a young man is rejected for being "incompatible" he turns into the akuma Amalgam—able to fuse two people together. Later Adrien and Marinette would debate if it was lucky or unlucky that they got hit.
  • Comments: Takes a weird concept and explores it beautifully. Even better, the fic has art embedded into it so you can see exactly what the author is picturing.

An Obvious Lie by HappyCamper41

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ladybug and Chat Noir are attending a gala for former akuma victims, when the topic of family comes up. Chat's answers are far from comforting.
  • Comments: A oneshot featuring LadyNoir and some Adrien/Chat Noir angst.

     Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

La Belle Chanceuse et la Bête Noire by TwinklingCupcake

  • Recommended by: Twilight Pegasus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A young man is cursed to be a monster for reasons he can't understand. A young maiden with amazing luck has dreams of a mansion and someone in desperate need of help. Add two fairies, one wicked sorcerer, and you've got a Miraculous twist on a familiar tale. (Beauty and the Beast AU)
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Notes: Alternate link here.
  • Comments: A fan fic placing the characters in a fantasy setting and retelling the famous Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, with its own interesting takes on familiar scenarios and engaging twists. Also has very well written romance, and the characters are all reasonably in-character. Check it out if you want a good take on a fairy tale.

Bugs Don't Meow by KrazyKyStaHatter

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus, Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Of all the things Marinette had expected to happen. It was not this. Out of everything thing that could have happened when someone spotted Tikki, she hadn't expected her Kwami to MEOW. And she knew there was only one little creature to blame.
  • Pairings: Marinette/Adrien, Tikki/Plagg
  • Comments: Short. Sweet. Funny. Three guesses on how Marinette finds Plagg.

Camembert Cupid by Perhapsormaybe

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Plagg has known that Marinette is Ladybug for some time now. And he's finally had it with her and Adrien's inability to see what's in front of them. With Tikki's help will he pull it off? Or are Adrien and Marinette just doomed to be oblivious?
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Comments: It's exactly what it sounds like. With a first chapter called “These two are idiots,” it's gotta be good.

A Cat, a Fox, and a Bee Walk into a Bakery by SsilverStreak

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Queen Bee thought she was the only one visiting Marinette Dupain-Cheng at night. Honestly, the real miracle is how long it took to run into her teammates when THEY were visiting Marinette. Marinette just has a constant headache at this point.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir/Vixen/Queen Bee/Nino

The Cat Goes Meow by BaePuppyCat

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Taking the Bullet for a Ladybug in a fight with a leopard-themed Akuma, Adrien is turned into a real cat, and is adopted by an oblivious Marinette.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

The Closest Thing to Love by jennagrins

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Gabriel tells Adrien it’s time for him to learn about the brand internationally, Adrien knows he can’t leave Paris - or Marinette. The two concoct a plan to allow Adrien to stay and finally achieve his independence from his father. They’ll just get married. The only problem is...they’re not actually dating. But that won’t cause any issues. After all, they’re just friends, right? What could possibly go wrong?
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

come forth into the storm by adjit

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Marinette's love for Adrien was a lightning strike, but Ladybug's love for Chat Noir was thunder.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

Curiosity and Satisfaction by imthepunchlord

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Enemies!AU. When Adrien agreed to this line of work, he thought all his focus would be on the job of catching the elusive Lady Luck. It never crossed his mind that someone else would catch his attention.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir
  • Comments: An AU fic in which Adrien/Chat Noir is introduced as an agent of Hawk Moth (his father), but he's more misguided than evil and never presented as beyond redemption. Also notable for reversing the series' Two-Person Love Square by having Chat fall in love with Marinette before even meeting her as Adrien, while Marinette develops a crush on Chat while still treating him as Ladybug's nemesis during fights.

La Dame et L’espion by geraldinegrenadine

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which a lady fell for someone she should not; an undercover spy at that.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Comments: A really cool AU! There's an interesting dynamic between the characters, and an overall charm to the whole work. There are a few typos and some problems with verb tense agreement (i.e., writing in past or present tense), but enjoyable overall!

A Declaration of Love by imthepunchlord

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien finally confesses to his crush; just not in the way he wanted to...
  • Pairings: Marinette/Adrien, Nino/Alya
  • Note: Part of the Always a Hero, No Matter the Miraculous collection, featuring Ladybug!Alya, Black Cat!Nino, Peacock!Marinette, Fox!Adrien and Bee!Chloé.

A Different Approach by ShawnaCanon

  • Recommended by: LoganLight
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Adrien finds out Ladybug's true identity. Since Cat Noir has been thoroughly friend-zoned, he figures maybe he can woo her as Adrien. But that means doing it without his mask. And that's scarier than any supervillain Hawk Moth could throw at him.

double jeu by kurohaha

  • Fanfiction.net link here.
  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: An injured Chat Noir leads to a frantic Marinette and frequent midnight visits neither of them had expected to get used to.
  • Comments: Another hurt/comfort Marichat fic, but a damn good one. It's particularly notable for moving past the Marichat angst and focusing on other sides of the Love Square.
    • A fancomic can be found here, and a dub of the comic can be found here.

Do You Hear That, Love? by ProbablyVoldemort

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: The last thing Adrien was expecting from his Tuesday morning was for his brother and sister-in-law to die in a car accident. The last thing Marinette was expecting from her Tuesday night was for Chat Noir to appear on her balcony with a baby and a pink diaper bag.
  • Note: An AU in which Adrien never went to public school and never met Marinette as himself, but is dating Ladybug and is friends with Marinette as Chat Noir.

Dual Identity Kissing Crisis by CallistoNicol

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Adrien/Marinette
  • Synopsis: It’s okay to ask Chat for dating advice about Adrien, right? Even though she knows Chat is Adrien, but Chat doesn’t know she knows he’s Adrien? Maybe she should have thought this through before opening her mouth.

Empty Chairs by Pilot

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Nino/Alya
  • Synopsis: A DjWifi hurt/comfort fic.
  • Comments: Pretty much what the synopsis describes. Given that the DjWifi pairing rarely gets hurt/comfort fics, it's especially good for fans of the couple.

Far from the Maddening Crowd by Baneismydragon

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chloé
  • Synopsis: "Could you be anymore disgustingly couple-y? Not all of us are interested in voyeurism you know, and if we can’t all have kisses, it’s not really fair for you two to rub your little fairytale happy ending in our faces." When Chloé lost her temper in a fit of jealousy, she never thought her friends would actually take her words at face value...

Fermeture by KarmaHope (link here)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: The hardest part of being a superhero is no longer being a superhero. It’s been five years since Marinette last saw Tikki; since she last saw Chat Noir; and she can’t take it anymore.

Grumpy Cat by imthepunchlord

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Marinette never realized just how much of a grumpy cat her Chat was.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Félix
  • Comments: One of the better Félix fics, thanks to the characterization of him as a likable Defrosting Ice King.

heartstrings by taylortot (link here)

  • Recommended by: fairbluesky, omegaman, Clato Lawa
  • Status : Complete
  • Synopsis: One of Marinette’s rare unlucky days turns into something treacherous. Thanks to a certain cat, the real danger passes, but there are other things to be more afraid of. Her heart, for example, might be one of them.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir
  • Comments: The heart of this fic comes from the interactions between Marinette and Chat Noir/Adrien, which are written beautifully and with a lot of a nuance and emotion.

Honesty by panda013

  • Recommended by: kilala2tail, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: "Well, if I’m wonderful," he started, a teasing lilt in his voice causing her to look up and give him the 'kitty don’t you dare' look he so adored. His grin grew wider and he finished, "then you must be purrty Miraculous, don’t you think?" His honesty had given them this chance, and she would forever love that earnest part of him.
  • Comments: There's no shortage of reveal fics, though the way this one is handled is certainly fun to read. Someone gets hurt, someone else pieces things together, they work things out. (And if you wanna check out some of the author's other Ladybug fics this reader recommends the pet AU).

How To Fake A Marriage by quicksilversquared

  • Recommended by: Tophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien Agreste is excited to go to London to get a degree in Physics- but he's less excited about the ridiculous list of rules his father keeps giving him, especially since it's clear that his father doesn't trust his judgement at all. So what better way to rebel than to fake a wedding with one of his friends as soon as he gets to London?
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Notes: Has a sequel, How to Announce a Pregnancy.
  • Comments: I'm always down for a slow burn fic, and this one's delivering so far. If you're in the market for a fic with Gabriel Agreste getting trolled hard and lighthearted slice-of-life in general, get reading! Compliant with season 1 of canon, but not later seasons.

If At First You Don't Succeed by Leisey

  • Recommended by: Tophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The course of true love never did run smooth...especially when it involved thirteen well-meaning classmates, numerous failed plans, a butterfly-loving maniac, and two oblivious lovebirds who won't do as they're told. In other words, fed up with how Marinette and Adrien refuse to admit their love for one another, their friends band together to play matchmaker.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Comments: All comedy, all the time. Extra bonus points for actually using ALL their classmates. Out of the usual suspects for sabotage in fics like this, Lila is ineffectual in arguing her own crush, and Chloé is at a point where she's actively trying to be nice and not use her dad's influence to get her way. All in the name of making sure her friend is happy. (If the author writes more Chloé with her potential redemption arc in play, this troper might be reading and reccing more of this author's fics.)

if it ain't love by a_miiraculer & clairelutra

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Adrien learns how to flirt, and Marinette screams internally, externally, and eternally.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Notes, Has a sequel, daydream.

Infinite Us by Represent

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ladybug/Chat Noir
  • Synopsis: Ladybug has five minutes left with Chat Noir, and she isn't ready to give them up.
  • Comments: While the circumstance with Adrien is a little forced, Marinette's solution to it is both heartbreaking and disturbingly believable.

I Saw Mummy Kiss Chat Noir by RicardianScholar Clark-Weasley

  • Recommended by: ReaderAt2046
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Emma Agreste wanted to believe that her mother and father loved each other, but she can't deny the evidence of her own eyes. She may be only seven, but she knows what she saw. Her mother is having a passionate torrid affair with Chat Noir.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Comments: Just as funny and cringeworthy as you'd expect! Don't worry, Emma's Mummy and Daddy will be happily together in the end - Emma will make sure of it.

It's Called Black Magic by ProbablyVoldemort

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The jump from stealing phones and breaking and entering to actual, literal black magic is easier to take than Marinette would have expected. The love spell Alya found should have solved all of her problems, but Adrien is away at a week long photo shoot, and Marinette's true love wears a lot more leather than she was expecting.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir
  • Comments: A MariChat fic that has me in stitches! It's cute and funny, and I can TOTALLY see Marinette trying something like this.

It's Complicated by konekat

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chat Noir wants to confess to Ladybug. Marinette wants to confess to Adrien. Somehow, things just keep spiraling out of control instead.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

It's a Match! by breeeliss

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Chat Noir accidentally finds out Ladybug's identity when she matches with Adrien Agreste on Tinder while sitting next to him.

keeps you guessing (like any real love) by AlexSeanchai & GalahadWilder

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Marinette doesn't talk about being in love in front of Adrien; Adrien doesn't talk about anyone he's interested in at all. And neither jokes much with the other: he's too worried she'll reject his friendship and she's too worried he'll reject her love. They certainly don't have in-jokes. And if they were dating, Alya would have heard from Marinette directly that she was about to ask. …Why is Alya finding out any of this has changed through Mme. Bustier's class's group chat?

Kiss and Dash by RicardianScholar Clark-Weasley

  • Recommended by: FurorNocturna
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: It starts of when Marinette kisses Adrien on a dare and runs off but it really spirals out of control when Chat Noir takes revenge with his own kiss and dash. Do all people kiss the same way?
  • Comments: Hilarious reveal fic. Must be read to be believed.

The Kitchen Gods by takethembystorm

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Adrien needs an independent cash flow; the Dupain-Chengs need someone to work part-time at the bakery over the summer. Marinette mostly needs someone to keep her heart from stopping.

kwamis find such fascinating ways to waste their time by espurr_roba

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: With their chosens tied up in a janitor's closet completely depowered, Plagg and Tikki need to go out and find the foods they need to recharge. And somehow, they just keep getting sidetracked.
  • Pairing: Tikki/Plagg
  • Comments: Ever wanted a fic centered around Tikki and Plagg bouncing off each other without being shoved to the background by Ladybug and Chat’s Two-Person Love Triangle shtick? Your prayers have been answered.

Ladrien June Day 12 by harleysart

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ladynoir
  • Synopsis: Ladybug and Chat Noir's kids accidentally fall into the past and are found by their younger selves. LB and CN have to come up with increasingly ridiculous ways to regain their children without tipping off their teenage selves on what's going on.
  • Comments: A cute hand-drawn webcomic with silly shenanigans and sillier facial expressions. The comic is in parts, but links to each part are listed beneath the first installment.

The Ladybugs and The Bees by BullySquadess

  • Recommended by: Melody Rose Gold
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Wherein Chat is Oblivious And Marinette is #suffering.
  • Pairing: Ladybug/Chat Noir
  • Comments: This fic originally started out as a puberty fic, but over time has evolved into this really great written piece of work with a large amount of fanart to accompany it. Also it is currently the most-kudosed Miraculous fic on Archive of Our Own! So it is definitely worth checking out if your into drama, angst, slice of life, fight scenes, slow burn romance, funny situations, and sin...lots and lots of sin.

Lovesquare Requests by sariahsue

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: All four sides of the Love Square
  • Synopsis: A series of oneshots for the Love Square based on various prompts.

Lucky Us by PrincessKitty1

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. Marinette Dupain-Cheng's life isn't going as planned: twenty-six, recently dumped, and running her parents' bakery. The highlights of her day are the emails sent by her mysterious pen pal, Chat Noir. That is, until handsome model Adrien Agreste starts swinging by the bakery after hours. But how is he to know the Ladybug he loves is standing right in front of him?
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Comments: A cute no-powers AU! It is a bit long, but fun the whole way!

La Magie de Miraculous by mitchkat1

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In a Paris filled with hidden magic, Marinette is tasked with becoming Ladybug, protector of the city. During her first battle with akuma, she discovers she isn't alone in her fight and meets Chat Noir, an amnesiac black cat that somehow transforms into a human. The magic doesn't stop there as the two discover secrets about themselves, their enemy, and the deceased prince Adrien? (A magic/fantasy AU)
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir
  • Comments: An interesting MariChat story. Reminiscent of Over the Wall by imthepunchlord, but very clearly it's own thing.

Marinette, the Teenage (Sassy) Witch by fufflepie

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Meet Adrien. All he wanted to do was live his life being the most powerful wizard in the kingdom. Except he's cursed and a cat. Meet Marinette. All she wanted was to summon her idol, Adrien Agreste, save him from whatever spell he's surely under, have him fall in love with her, get married, and live happily ever after while also being heralded as the greatest witch to ever live. Instead, she gets a cat.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Comments: This fic is basically a parody of itself. It takes a few of the character's more quirky characteristics and turns them up to eleven, and god if it isn't hilarious.

The Meaning of Flowers by livinglittlelie

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One day, Marinette begins finding flowers at her terrace.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir
  • Comments: Just Chat Noir leaving Marinette flowers, like the adorable dork he is.

midnight in paris by valdezy

  • Recommended by: Barrel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Getting to know her cocky, lovable partner takes a long time, but learning to love him only takes an instant. In which Chat Noir and Ladybug become partners, friends, and everything in-between.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Notes: Alternate link here.
  • Comments: Perfect, absolutely full of emotion and amazing flow.

Mine by Rara Erza Heartfilia

  • Recommended by: Melody Rose Gold
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "You see princess, I don't give a damn about whether you want to see me or not, the fact of the matter is that you belong to me." He said with a frightening grin, leaning ever closer. "Love me. Love me not... You're still MINE." He said. "And just so you understand, Princess," he paused, his claw dragging along her jaw, stopping under her chin, "I don't share."
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir
  • Comments: Well worth a read.

Notes to Self by GalahadWilder

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Adrien finds out midway through Oblivio that his assumption was wrong, and that Marinette is NOT his girlfriend. So he decides to do leave a message calling himself out for failing to properly appreciate the most incredible person he’s ever met. Now, having been confronted with his mistakes, Adrien has realized that he has a lot to make up for—and a girl who needs to know exactly how much she means to him.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

Obsession by KryallaOrchid

  • Recommended by: Blackirisballoon, Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It was meant to be only once but Marinette and her magic hands keep drawing him back. He can't get enough.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir
  • Notes: Part of the Tendencies series.
  • Comments: Starts as a sinful Mari/Chat Reveal fic and slowly transforms, over the course of the three main stories, into an exciting and curiosity inducing romance. One of the unique things about this story is the fact that the series continues to explore their relationship AFTER the reveal, whereas most fics end right after they start their relationship. Another unique thing is that Miraculous holders in this universe gain traits of their animals. So, for example, Chat Noir physically needs to be petted every now and again, while Ladybug is less active in the winter. A compelling read, one that every Miraculous fan should read. It should be noted that this fic was written while only the first 12 Episodes of season 1 were released in the English Dub, and thus, most things, like Akuma Forms, from after those episodes are absent and/or re-written to fit with it's continuity.

Once a Thief Always a Thief by Saij Spellhart

  • Recommended by: Jen_of_0ldstones
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Criminal!AU. Things were starting to look up for Marinette as museum curator. She had a prestigious new exhibit to run, and an ace team to help coordinate it. That is until she crosses paths with the internationally infamous cat burglar, aptly named Chat Noir. She wants to hate him, but this suave and charming thief has his eyes set on more than just her exhibit's priceless Bastet artifact.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir
  • Notes: The explicit version can be found here.
  • Comments: The author is also a talented artist, and the story is illustrated.

Once Upon Akuma by KrazyKyStaHatter

  • Recommended by: Sansa Snark
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: When a playwright becomes angry about a review that bashes everything in her entire play except the costumes, she is turned into the Akuma, Fairytale. In revenge, she goes after the costume designer, Marinette, and sucks her and Chat into a fairytale world. How on earth are they supposed to defeat the Akuma when both heroes are trapped living out stories in a book?!
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir
  • Comments: An interesting, likeable take on the Marichat corner of the Two-Person Love Square featuring pretty meta fairy-tales and miraclass adventuring. Also, Chat Noir’s characterisation is very on point.

the person that you'd take a bullet for is behind the trigger by asterbells

  • Recommended by Barrel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He used Cataclysm, and the furthest his memory reaches is when he was sitting on top of Ladybug, likely to have been pinning her down. The pieces push together into a picture he doesn’t want to see. His pencil falls with a clatter against the table.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Comments: An in depth aftermath of Cupid's Arrow.

Pink by Hanaasbananas

  • Recommended by SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Adrien had always thought that love was red. A look into different moments in his relationship with Marinette.
  • Comments: A short but sweet oneshot that makes great use of colors and gives us the soft version of Adrinette we deserve.

Protective by Cutekittenlady & poodles & takethembystorm

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A set of events is set into motion when Marinette jumps into an akuma attack untransformed.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

putting it in words by adjit

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien Agreste and Marinette Dupain Cheng's lover's dictionary.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Comments: A very bittersweet account of Adrien and Marinette's love and life together, not chronological and yet fitting together well.

The Real Deal! by Ferisae

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus, ladyofthelibrary, Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Fan Webcomic. Alternate ending to Volpina. What if Chat Noir hadn't called Volpina's bluff? When Ladybug is forced to make an impossible choice, she and her partner find out something that's been right in front of their faces...
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Notes: Has a Dramatic Reading and a Fandub.
  • Comments: It’s simple algebra, people: Fully colored comic + fully voiced reading multiplied by Marinette’s tears (subtracted by Adrien naming all the reasons why he loves Ladybug) = the best reveal fic you will ever read. If this Will They or Won't They? ever becomes canon, chances are that it won’t be better than this.
    • Fandub Comments: Readalouds of two great fancomics, these are well-worth your time. While the voices of the characters aren't professional and don't sound exactly like the canon voices, each character is given a distinctive speech pattern and sound and they match their characters perfectly. Anything on this account is great but these two are the crown jewels!

The Rejects Club by Mikauzoran

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Alya’s scheme to find out how Adrien feels about Marinette goes awry, leaving Marinette heartbroken and vulnerable to akumatization. Chat Noir just happens to be in the right place at the right time to save her, leading to a series of afterhours meetings, pastries, and shared secrets and wounds. In helping one another get over their respective unrequited loves, Marinette and Chat Noir slowly begin to see each other like never before.

Ruined With You by TheGabbing (link here)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Two years since her graduation. Two years since she and Chat captured Hawkmoth. Two years since she ruined Adrien Agreste's life. And two years since she saw Chat Noir. Wracked with guilt after revealing Adrien's father was Hawkmoth, Marinette gave up anything she could have had for Adrien. She threw herself into her dream of becoming a fashion designer, ignoring her guilt and regret for what could have been with both Chat Noir and Adrien. But when he comes back to Paris unexpectedly, Marinette finds herself back into a tense friendship with Adrien. Navigating a friendship, and perhaps something more, with the boy whose life you ruined, is easier said than done.

Scenario 3 by metawahoo

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Marinette gets some “asking people out” lessons from her friends.
  • Pairing: Alya/Nino
  • Comments: A cute DJWifi oneshot where Nino gets the upper hand for once.

Second Chances by TheNovelArtist

  • Recommended by: Omeganian, Jen_of_0ldstones, ThrawnCA
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien. A single father. Lost his wife, Chloé, to Death by Childbirth on the heels of a messy divorce. Marinette, single, childless. Lost her husband, Nathaniel, to an accident. He needs a nanny. She needs a job.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Notes: Has a prequel, Not the Last Long Night.

Secret Santa by Thelastpilot

  • Recommended by: kilala2tail, Omeganian
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien and Marinette get each other's name in their class' secret santa and the gifts have to be perfect.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Notes: Has a sequel, New Year's Dance.
  • Comments: While the summary makes the fic out to be short and simple, it's much more than that once you dive in. A lonely broken boy, a loving kind-hearted girl, a couple smug kwami, and a slow burn that'll warm you right up. The writing is great, the story moving along at a decent pace, and with a sequel to be read it makes for a nice holiday piece for a fanfic reader's collection.

Seeking Shelters by GuardianKarenTerrier

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, Jen_of_0ldstones
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Eventually, Gabriel Agreste pushes too far. Eventually, Adrien disappears. Slowly, Ladybug notices that first, Chat Noir never used to be around so much, and second, there's definitely something wrong with him.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Comments: Plagg features heavily in this story, helping Adrien to face his situation, accept himself, and cope with the changes that come with running away from home—especially after spending too much time transformed starts to have side effects.

Selfless by ghostgirl19

  • Recommended by: Tropers/starlight151
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Chat Noir used to be Paris's beloved hero, but has inexplicably turned over to the bad side. The Mayor offers him anything in return for his city's peace. And what does he want? Just an ordinary, black-haired, blue-eyed designer...
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Comments: One the surface it seems like your typical Villain!Chat Noir fic but the writer really shows you from the first chapter it's not. Takes a look at the Love Square from a different point of view (Chat's) and gives you a beauty and the beast tale that is not a beauty and the beast.

The Seven Misfortunes of Lady Fortune by Ozero_Kate (link here)

  • Recommended by: Omeganian
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Marinette/Adrien, Chloé/Nathanael
  • Synopsis: Seven years ago, Ladybug has found out Hawk Moth's identity, and forced him to give up the brooch. However, she made a mistake. She revealed her own identity to him as well. Afraid of blackmail, he ordered a hit on her. Seven bullet wounds. A year in coma. Six more years of being Legally Dead. Her only link to Marinette's old life... the new Hawk Moth.
  • Notes: Written in Russian. Has an English translation available here.

Someone to Watch Over Me by dfcfanfics (link here)

  • Recommended by: ThrawnCA
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Adrien is used to his father taking him for granted and treating him poorly, especially since his mother's disappearance... but it's never been anywhere near this bad before. Between that and trouble at school, his life is in quite the downward spiral. He's been putting on a brave face, but he's struggling... and his friends are starting to notice. One special friend in particular. Marinette is determined to help him, any way that she can — with and without her mask.

Something in the Night by konekat (link here)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa, Tophie
  • Status: Dormant (last updated March 2017)
  • Pairing: Ladybug/Chat Noir
  • Synopsis: It’s been seven years since Ladybug up and vanished from Paris. Adrien has finally moved on from all of the pain and questions that she left him with. Or so he thought, until he comes across a spotted stranger slinking through Paris in the night.

Something More by unforgetabELLE

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Mundane!AU where Alya and Nino have never met...until Marinette and Adrien set them up, of course. But the course of love never did run smooth.
  • Pairing: Alya/Nino
  • Comments: An enjoyable AU where Miraculouses never came into play.

Spellbound by Lilafly (link here)

  • Recommended by: ThrawnCA
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Going out on Midsummer had been a very bad idea, Adrien was able to admit that much. He couldn’t regret running into a girl named Marinette though, who helped him through the time where Faerie tried to call him with sweet songs. He really wanted to get to know her better, but there was a slight problem: he was a Cat Sidhe and if she found out about it, she might as well be proclaimed dead on the spot. But the loneliness he had seen in her eyes had been too familiar for him to just leave her alone. Keeping her ignorant of the presence of the fair folk, while he himself was one of them, proved to be a lot harder than he had expected it to be though.
  • Comments: You'll want to strap yourself in with this one, as it has over ninety chapters and is still going strong.

state of grace by dragonsinparis

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: When Chat Noir is fatally wounded, Ladybug uses her Lucky Charm to open a portal to the underworld in order to go drag her partner back to the land of the living...even if his ghost is tagging along, telling her that this is a terrible idea. He may not be entirely wrong about that. As the two make their way across a Parisian purgatory they are faced with how little they know about the origin of their powers, the nature of their enemy, and the limitations of their hearts. They’ll have to face brutal truths about all three if they ever want to make it home - But none of it will prepare them for the true price of resurrection.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

The Swimsuit Seduction by Indygodusk

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chat Noir isn't too worried when he first gets caught by the latest villain and tied to a chair. Case in point, she calls herself Beach Party. What's scary about that? Everything changes when a brainwashed Marinette saunters in after her, looking like a '50s pinup girl in a ladybug spotted swimsuit. Marinette can't help but follow her orders, but when those orders include seducing a certain black cat for information, what's a collared feline to do?
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir

Tandem by BullySquadess

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Two students get carried away in a friendly game of dodgeball... and two other students get very suspicious.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

Tangled Up In You by camermom (link)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Marinette and the gang have a group project for history, which they work on at Alya's house. Situations change and it becomes a four-person sleepover. Accidental slut-shaming occurs, and dick jokes abound. Marinette and Adrien are embarrassed to within an inch of their lives, and Alya wonders if her plan to get them together will finally bear fruit.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

This would take some getting used to by Codango

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Chat Noir accidentally sees Ladybug change back following a battle. Then, while trying to process this discovery, he accidentally tells her that they know each other out of costume.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Notes: Part of the It's a little miraculous series.

Trouble in White by imthepunchlord

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Blanc
  • Synopsis: Finding your soulmate is supposed to be uplifting, and amazing, and just... miraculous. But for Marinette, it wasn't any of that. Her soulmate, he... he was... What does one do when your soulmate is an akuma?
  • Comments: A MariBlanc soulmate AU that actually works. Marinette's relationship with Chat Blanc is both in-character and believable, and Adrien as an akuma is extremely well-written—you're able to see the world through his obsession-fueled haze without losing sight of his true self underneath. Also explores what an akuma-ridden Paris would look like without Ladybug there to fix everything at the end and the brief appearance of Master Fu as the Jade Turtle.

An Unexpected Revelation by the_rainbow_faerie

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Marinette ends up accidentally finding out Adrien is Cat Noir. How will that change things for them? For the better, of course!
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

Unexpected Surprise by ChocoluckChipz (link)

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123, Omeganian
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On her twentieth birthday, Ladybug chose Chat Noir over Adrien Agreste. But in the morning, she had second thoughts, and in her confused breakdown, she drove Chat away from Paris. Six years later, Adrien returns from New York, and is stunned to meet four-year-old Emma Dupain-Cheng, who is the spitting image of his mother. Can he and Marinette work through old hurts?
  • Comments: A bit liberal with the laws of the universe, but sweet as sugar, and Emma is just precious!

Until I lose count by Baneismydragon

  • Recommended by: DorothyGale123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien hadn't planned on kissing Marinette. He certainly hadn't planned on doing it more than once. He DEFINITELY didn't plan on doing it repeatedly while hiding behind the comfortable anonymity of his alter ego. But some habits are very hard to break, especially when the more times you do something, the less you want to stop.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chat Noir
  • Comments: Just some food for us MariChat trash in our dumpster. Adrien inadvertently competing with Chat for Marinette's affection is fun to watch.

Untouchable face by Inkkerfuffle

  • Recommended by: ReaderAt2046
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Alya knows she should be happy about this. Adrien and Marinette have finally gotten together, and they are perfect for each other. They balance each other out, make each other happy, and are ridiculously in love with one another. Alya knows this, and she would never try to stop something that makes her best friend so happy. But Alya can't help wishing that Marinette would look at her the way she looks at Adrien...
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

Welcome to WC by Ozero_Kate

  • Recommended by: Omeganian
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When, a few seconds before a forced detransformation, Ladybug had darted into the female restroom of the collège, she did not expect to meet Chat Noir there. When the Miraculouses of the two heroes made their final beep, she did not expect her partner to be Adrien. And she certainly did not expect for them both to be locked in the same toilet stall, while on the other side of the door, Chloé, Lila and Alya would be arguing over who Agreste Jr. is supposed to date.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Notes: Written in Russian. Has an English translation available here.

Well, excuse me, princess! by mirawohoo

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: By the eleventh time the Evillustrator went to abduct Chloé Bourgeois, her family's butler knew the boy's favorite tea flavor and which type of coffee biscuits (Amarettis) he preferred. The mayor did not hesitate to pat the boy on the shoulder, and to discuss his life choices.
  • Pairing: Chloé/Nathanael
  • Comments: Hilarious, and made more so with a Lemony Narrator.

what lovers do by LNC

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: No really, they're just friends.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

where the firelight fades by AlexSeanchai

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ladybug's smirk isn't even vicious. Wouldn't even look vicious without the nightmarish argon glow outlining a butterfly mask. "What's wrong, Chat?"
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

you're full of something (but it ain't love—right?) by AlexSeanchai

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Wherein Lila tells everyone she’s dating Chat Noir, and Adrien retaliates by saying that no, Marinette is.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

whose woods these are (I think I know.) by Reiaji

  • Recommended by: Glittering Wolf, fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Four years after his future turns to cinders, Adrien is a servant in the house he was meant to inherit. Disowned by his father and abused by his stepmother, his days are filled with drudgery until he meets a masked huntress in the forest behind his father's chateau. As his friendship with Ladybug turns to first love, he dreams of a future spent at her side.Then, on the eve of the Princess's masquerade, he meets his guardian—and is granted a wish.

Hi you, I'm me by adjit

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: “Hi you, I’m me.” Adrien blinks at her as Marinette hesitates, but he simply waits patiently for her to finish. “The concept of identity confuses me,” she continues, “but you do not confuse me."
  • Comments: An interesting take on how Marinette and Adrien might react to the reveal.

Nightmares to Secrets to Heroes by Scarycrown 121

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing(s): Nino/Alya, Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: When Alya learns a shocking secret about the identity of a Miraculous Holder it's up to her to decide what to do with the information.
  • Comments: Not only does this fic play with an interesting concept (Alya learning Chat Noir's identity before she learns Ladybug's), it also has DjWifi angst and looks at the long-term affects being akumatized might have on akuma victims.

Why Are You Like This? by carpisuns

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: An older Chat Noir shows up in the middle of a class field trip with a special mission for his younger self.

Bakery Enemies AU by buggachat

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: An AU where Adrien was homeschooled his entire life and never met Marinette and her friends. A few years ago, Chat Noir vanished after the final battle with Hawk Moth, and Marinette took over the role of Guardian alone. Now she's home from college over winter break, and Hawk Moth's son is working in her bakery. Obviously precautions will have to be taken. Webcomic.

Strangers in the Bright Lights by poodles

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Adrien is about two drinks in when he sees a girl at the end of the bar wearing black cat ears. It's kind of weird, so he watches her, and although it's crowded he can see her face when she turns around. She’s wearing a Chat Noir mask. He takes a quick look around—nobody else is wearing a mask. Just her.
  • Comments: Reveal by drunkenness, because why not?

Dread String of Fate by Clarity

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Marinette/Luka
  • Synopsis: Ever since Luka Couffaine became Viperion, he's had the interesting ability of seeing the various influences of fate and destiny, including a couple's red string. One day, he looks at his friend Marinette and is horrified to see where her red string has chosen to wrap itself...
  • Comments: A deconstruction of the "red string of fate" soulmate AU that takes the forced aspects of Adrien and Marinette's canon relationship and gives it an in-universe explanation. There's no Adrien bashing (as this isn't his fault any more than it's Marinette's), but he doesn't appear outside of brief mentions.
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     Dark Fics 
Stories focused on making the series darker, and/or exploring the darker aspects of the series.

Longest Night by P_Artsypants

  • Recommended by: Euric 87
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: And Marinette had thought High school had been hard. Right now, in this moment, she’d give anything to go back to those petty arguments and gossip fueled drama. But she couldn’t. Instead, she and Adrien were trapped here, being punished, humiliated, tortured, for being heroes, all broadcasted for the world to see. At least she and her kitty were in this together. For now.
  • Comments: The first half of this story is a Whump/torture fanfiction, so it is not for the faint of heart. The story is enjoyable because the torture is not the point of this fanfiction, but rather how Marinette's and Adrien's lives and relationships change as a result of their experience. Also, it has a happy ending.

Madness Within by Taurus Pixie

  • Recommended by: Euric 87
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Years after Ladybug's death and Hawkmoth's reveal and arrest, Chat Noir is now an insane vigilante, feared by all of Paris. However, after saving Marinette one fateful night, he soon becomes dangerously obsessed with his old friend and classmate who strangely reminds him so much of his lady.
  • Comments: Caution!!! Realistic depictions of depression, panic attacks, and struggles with self-esteem. Also, do not believe that there is something wrong with seeking therapy regardless of your reasons or the state of your mental health. Both Marinette and Adrien start this story at some of the lowest points imaginable, but as the story continues they slowly begin to heal as they interact with each other. What keeps you going as you read it are the "small wins" the two experience on their long road to recovery, and the hope that things will only keep getting better for them.

     Crossovers 

Aftermath by joisbishmyoga

  • Recommended by: JakesBrain
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Case Closed
  • Synopsis: What happens when a brilliant young detective, visiting from Japan, can't get the police to take him seriously and becomes an ideal target for Hawkmoth? And what of the friends who accompanied him to France... or followed him there?

Cursed With Luck by Tatsurou

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Ranma ½
  • Synopsis: When Master Fu follows the Butterfly Miraculous to the Nerima district of Tokyo, he knows he's going to need to find special wielders for the Ladybug and Black Cat Miraculous, ones who will be up to the task of protecting a city constantly in chaos even without Akuma. The only problem? Ladybug's not a lady half the time, and Chat Noir can never find his way there. Can Nerima survive the assaults of Monarch Butterfly until these two can get their act together? Will dark chaos claim the streets as Akuma roam unchallenged? ...Will anyone notice the difference? Good luck, heroes! You're going to need it.

L'Exterminateur by Lynse

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Ratatouille
  • Synopsis: It was business as usual at La Ratatouille…until Chat Noir and Ladybug crashed onto the scene in a fight with L’Exterminateur.

Infinity Legion Heroes Unite by TvFan2244 (link)

  • Recommended by: Terrorking10, Immasupastargirl, Doomsday2015, Storygirl000
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Massive Multiplayer Crossover
  • Synopsis: And then came the time when mighty heroes banded together. Danny Phantom, Randy Cunningham, Jake Long, Kim Possible, Ron Stoppable, Ben 10, Generator Rex, Zak Saturday, Lance, Ilana, Octus, XJ9, El Tigre, Max Steel, Star Butterfly, Marco Diaz, Cat Noir, and Ladybug. These heroes must stop the Darkentors form taking over their dimensions. Unite Infinity Legion!
  • Comments: In what is sure to be one of TvFan2244's best stories yet, readers are given a real treat when their favorite Western Animation heroes heroes come together in the biggest crossover teamup in fanfic history. With the formation of the Infinity Legion, Danny is amazed to be surrounded by young individuals gifted with unique abilities and fighting skills just like himself, even more so that they elect him as leader, a very important mantle. Leading a group of such magnitude will have challenges.
    • Or: a Massive Multiplayer Crisis Crossover that pits some of animation's greatest heroes against an interdimensional threat. Though the Miraculous Ladybug characters don't play as big of a part as some of the others (a major subplot, Ashi's attempts to reunite with Jack after somehow coming Back From the Ret-Gone, barely affects them, and the story primarily takes place in the Sym-Bionic Titan world), I suppose this could still be recommended on this page. Overall, if you're a fan of mega crossover stories, check this one out; it'll be worth your time. ~Storygirl000

Miraculous Beauxbatons by InkJackets

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: It's a new school year in the Wizarding World and Marinette is looking forward to a year of spell casting. Meanwhile, Adrien is contemplating running away from home...running to Beauxbatons.

Miraculous Escalation by cg99 (link)

  • Recommended by: En Passant
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Worm
  • Synposis: When Skitter is tossed into another world in the aftermath of the battle with Noelle, how will she get back? And how will the light and fluffy world of Miraculous Ladybug deal with Warlord Skitter? The world - and innocent bystanders - want to know.

Miraculous Knight by Mixedfan8643 (link)

  • Recommended by: Raziel123
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Synopsis: France is about to get even more horrors as Batman chases one of his biggest foes, The Riddler, to the country and finds himself meeting up with the local heroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir! How will they get along when they meet? What will happen when Batman meets Hawk Moth? And is the Riddler the least of our heroes's problems...?
  • Notes: Has two sequels, Gods and Gems and Dawn of Heroes.

Miraculous Ladybug vs. the Forces of Evil by MetaLord395 (link)

  • Recommended by: Eric W
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Synopsis: It's spring break, and Star Butterfly and Marco Diaz are heading to Paris for some relaxation. Little do they know that new adventures await them in the form of local Parisian superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir. But when old foes arise seeking vengeance, can the four of them put their differences aside to stop a vengeful Hawk Moth and Ludo before it's too late?
  • Comments: This fic starts out simple, but there are plenty of interesting ideas thrown around that well than make up for it. Further, by chapter 7, the author fully commits to taking the 2 shows towards a much more dramatic end than before.

To Be a (Miraculous) Master by Zor the Reaper (link)

  • Recommended by: Younger P, Happy Man
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Pokémon
  • Synopsis: Join Marinette, Adrien, and friends as they journey through the Kalos region to learn more about themselves and the world of Pokemon around them.
  • Comments: This crossover AU fic excellently and creatively blends the elements from Pokémon, both the games and the anime, into the Miraculous Ladybug series, from the setting of the Kalos region having been based off of France itself, the powers of the Ladybug and Black Cat Miraculouses represented as the Legendary Pokemon Xerneas and Yveltal respectively, and right down to the Pokemon partnered with Marinette, Adrien, and the rest of the cast. Posted on the author's FF profile page, the Pokemon teams are based and selected by the personality, roles, and similar factors to the character from the show.

Ultrasonic by SmashGenesis (link)

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Zootopia
  • Synopsis: Several years after the first case of his career, Nick finds himself dealing with a certain juvenile delinquent far more often than he'd like: One Marinette Dupain-Cheng. But after a devastating turn of events, Nick and Marinette find that they need each other's help, for the fate of two worlds depends on them.
  • Comments: A well-written crossover with good uses of Fish out of Water (Marinette) and Outside-Context Problem (the akumas from the Zootopian point of view), and with a good portrayal of Judy/Nick's developing relationship. But readers should be warned that the story takes a very dark turn once it gets around to explaining what happened to Marinette before she got transported to Zootopia, including the brutal death of a major character.
    • HOLY SHIT is this fanfic interesting. Though the emotional parts of the flashback are kind of ruined if you manage to guess which character died.
      • Pardon me? Interesting? I'm sorry, despite how well written and mature this fic is, I have to give it a thumbs down for some.....troubling shipping. I admit, I enjoyed it until the ship was confirmed. After that? Too Squick for me! Also, it isn't too hard to guess what happened. And when Marinette is taken down by Judy Hopps? Really? No! That makes no sense!

What the Cat Dragged In by Kryal (link)

  • Recommended by: raptyr, Mei-may, Clato Lawa, Storygirl000, Dame-Amaryllis, nitewind, Tophie, Emerald Sky, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: The Avengers (2012)
  • Synopsis: Tony's pretty sure it's written into cosmic law somewhere: superheroes are not supposed to be cute. Apparently, no one's told these two. He's okay with that.
  • Comments: Kryal is a masterful writer and worldbuilder, whose works have been recommended on TV Tropes before. They bring that same level of mastery and thought to What The Cat Dragged In, a wonderful look at how the Avengers would react to the events of Miraculous Ladybug. Told from an outsider perspective, it isn't the average Miraculous Ladybug fic, and stands all the more strongly for it.
    • Seconded. I felt that the explanations for some things went on a bit longer than I wanted, but I enjoyed the story regardless. And Akuma!Tony/Peacemonger was handled excellently.
      • Thirded. The world-building portion is not only excellently detailed, but it all also makes so much sense in regards to revealed Miraculous canon (so far as season 1 is concerned anyway). Plus, the two original akumas in the story are superbly written and depicted.

Raise Your Voice Against Liars by BeeTeeDubya14 and Naruwitch

  • Alternate Fanfiction.net link here note 
  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Crossover with: Persona 5
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin." -Andre Berthiaume. A chance encounter on a school trip warps the reality between two groups of heroes.
  • Pairings: Luka Couffaine/Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Adrien Agreste/Kagami Tsurugi, Akira Kurusu/Ryuji Sakamoto, Shiho Suzui/Ann Takamaki
  • Comments: Set after Persona 5's Pyramid of Wrath and Miraculous Ladybug's "Battle of The Miraculous." Marinette thought Lila controlling the class with her lies will dampen her days yet again, despite the class trip to Hawaii, when a group of Japanese high school students stood up for her as she gets tripped by Lila...

Infinite Miracles Series by Galen_Wordwyrm

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Infinity Train
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:
    • Infinite Miracles: Chloé has managed to pull off one last grand display of self-sabotage, and makes an impulsive fateful decision that leads her into some dark places... (Complete)
    • Infinite Miracles II: After missing for more than a year and a half, Chloé Bourgious is back in town, and bringing even more complications into the lives of her friends, family, and the holders of the Miraculous. (Complete)

Crime, Love, and Ghosts. (And others, Probably) by Thornrose270

  • Recommended by: Orion Ultor
  • Crossover with: Batman and Danny Phantom
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Danny is getting frustrated. no matter what he tries he just can't beat Sam at this game! One day while grinding, he comes across the most amazing player he's ever seen, so of course he asks her to teach him her ways. He's not the only one who's come looking for her assistance either.
  • Comments: A Discord chatfic that starts off on the relatively simple premise that Danny and Damien are both fed up with always losing to Sam and Jason (respectively) on DOOMED, so when they come across Marinette (she's on the NA servers to practice English) who is really good at the game, they ask her to be their teacher in their quest for vengeance...things slowly get out of hand, what with the Justice League eventually stepping in to help with Danny and Marinette's situations.

Miraculous Showdown by Sunny Lighter

  • Recommended by: Tropers/Puidwen
  • Crossover with: Western Animation/Xiaolin Showdown
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: While at a party, Adrien is asked to befriend a strange boy. If only he knew the chaos that would come from this. Though, the fact Jack has an evil lab in his basement really should have been his first clue. Oneshot followed by drabbles. Pre Xiaolin Chronicles.
  • Comments: It's a very odd crossover, but enjoyable. Also on the lighthearted fluffy side.

Miraculous Ladybug - The Broken Now by BlueZeroZeroOne

  • Recommended by: SuperYoshiFan02
  • Crossover with: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if... Miraculous Ladybug existed inside the MCU? Dragged into the major events of Infinity War and Endgame, Ladybug and her friends must come to terms with the new reality that Thanos' snap has created. The Miraculous will play a major role in correcting course on the universe.
  • Comments: Part 1 of the "Miss Miraculous" series. A great fanfic which integrates the lore of Miraculous Ladybug and the MCU very well.

Miraculous Ladybug - Worlds Apart by BlueZeroZeroOne

  • Recommended by: SuperYoshiFan02
  • Crossover with: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: What if... Ladybug and Chat Noir existed in the MCU, alongside the Avengers? Ladybug and her allies face a new challenge as the events from The Broken Now start to affect the current timeline.
  • Comments: Part 2 of the "Miss Miraculous" series. A great continuation of The Broken Now.

We're The Same by Keyseeker

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Crossover with: Franchise/Batman
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Synopsis: Damian and Maya were just minding their own business, flying over Paris on the way to their next "Year of Atonement" task. The local superheroes mistaking them for enemies wasn't too much of a surprise. Uncovering a supervillain, and subsequently a fellow member of the "Turns out my parent is/was an abusive asshole supervillain" club had definitely NOT been part of his plans for the day though.
  • Comments: This fic is specifically based on the Robin: Son of Batman comic run, but the author takes care to explain the important parts of the plot for those who haven't read the comic. Two things in its favor is that it has the Adrien/Marinette pairing rather than Marinette/Damien and it features a burgeoning friendship between Damien and Adrien.

     Fan Videos 

Youth by Shirotani

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Let me introduce you to my idea of akumatizing Marinette. Based on the song Youth by Daughter.
  • Comments: An animatic with great art, an amazing story, and spectacular timing. You'll start out wondering what's happening and end it stunned and horrified.

MONSTER by Ella Cinders

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: A hypothetical situation with Cat Blanc.
  • Comments: Emotional and deliberately open-ended, the video is further heightened by the male singer's absolutely phenomenal voice.

Nobody by lurdlord

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Miraculous Ladybug from Nathalie's point of view.
  • Comments: The video does a very good job of showing Nathalie slowly breaking down as the highs and lows of her life get to her. It's heartbreaking to watch.

Who You Are by Art of Rhues

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: The heroes are defeated. Hawk Moth stands victorious with Chat Blanc at his side. But Marinette knows who Chat Blanc really is inside...
  • Comments: Short and pretty much an angsty cliche, but damned if it doesn't do it well. The cinematographic shot composition is an added bonus.

all eyes on me by Ara M & A

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Lila would like some attention.
  • Comments: Clocking at just barely a minute, this video doesn't amount to much more than a short plotless AMV. However, the animation is simply ASTOUNDING. TW: flashing lights.

she used to be mine by C_h0pe

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: "I'm not anything like I used to be/Although it's true/I was never attention's sweet center/I still remember that girl..."

That's How You Know by edancar

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Adrien asks Marinette for dating advice, and Marinette, being the 'great friend' that she is, helps him out.
  • Comments: A cute, upbeat video. While technically Adrinette, it portrays Lukanette and Adrigami in an equally positive light.

Some Things Never Change by Gethsy G

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Some things never change, even when they probably should.
  • Comments: Another fluffy one. Even better, this one is actually pretty funny.

Ce mur qui nous sépare/The wall between us by SimiB

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: AMV for the song "Ce mur qui nous sépare."

When He Sees Me by Kelli M

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Ladybug and Chat Noir are going to reveal their identities to each other, and Marinette is nervous.

Miraculous Ladybug: For Good by electragoob

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: This one is for all the graduates from Preschool through college. Don't forget who helped you get to where you are now. They have changed you for good.
  • Comments: Emotional, bittersweet, and bound to make you bawl.

Hello M''Lady by electragoob

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: "You cant expect a sunset to admire you back." (Or: Marinette reveals her feelings for Adrien in the most melodramatic way possible and Chat Noir is Shook™.)
  • Comments: Starts out deeply emotional and turns out wonderfully goofy. The creative akuma design + powers are a bonus.

miraculous ladybug x kyoukai no kanata (parody) by jupiter

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Miraculous Ladybug if it was the Beyond the Boundary opening.
  • Comments: Though only 7 seconds long, the animation is astounding and absolutely worth a watch.

Take This City by WinterMoth Studios

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Can you feel the fire in your bones?
  • Comments: Another one with stunning art, this animatic specifically showcases the many akumas in the show.

Death of Ladybug by electragoob

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Marinette is dead, cut down by Hawk Moth, and Adrien will stop at nothing to get her back. Even if it means walking into Hell itself.
  • Comments: A Hadestown take on Ladybug and Chat Noir (though you don't need to have seen the musical to understand the story). It's amazing—the art is always emotionally charged, the designs are creative, and the way the show's lore is incorporated/interpreted feel very imaginative. Stay tuned for special guest stars in Part 4!

King Again by Louhime

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Tikki is happy to comfort her holders in their darkest hours, but who comforts Tikki?

Something Stupid by StarAni

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: The course of love never did run smooth.
  • Comments: This is a fully animated, fully colored AMV. I repeat: This is a fully animated, fully colored AMV. Its shot composition is practically cinematographic, and the animation itself is simply gorgeous. You don't want to miss it!

Brutal by bamberry

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Marinette had one rule, and it was to keep off the internet after an Akuma attack.
  • Comments: TW: Flashing lights.

Lookalike by choop s

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Maybe it's time I find a lookalike...

when you're not here by Kenna Nor

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: "I'm just a little kitty on a roof/all alone without his lady..." It's been months, and Chat Blanc really misses his bugaboo.

Gorgeous by Kenna Nor

  • Recommended by: SubversionStation
  • Synopsis: Sometimes Marinette really hates Adrien Agreste.
  • Comments: The lyrics line up fairly well, and the switch at the end is fun to watch.

Lost in the Rhythm by Talula Grimm

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  • Synopsis: May I have this dance?
  • Comments: Just two (2) adorable dorks dancing (in a really cute art style to boot!)

Interlude IV by AnoirX

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  • Synopsis: How can a cat betray his ladybug? How can a mother abandon her son? How can a man simply be erased like he was never there?
  • Comments: A truly powerful video. Each frame feels like a punch in the gut. If you're confused about what's going on, check the description box.
  • Note: Potential tw: flashing lights.

Dear Future Husband by Swirlilie

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  • Synopsis: Is this an excuse to draw these cuties in various different situations? Yes.
  • Comments: Featuring the Love Square and DjWifi!

Perfect Two by Lyne Fioxre

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  • Synopsis: If you're going to be my future husband, you need to know a few things.
  • Comments: This animatic is comprised entirely of Love Square cuteness. Be prepared for a ton of W.A.F.F.

Sugar ft. ladynoir by Siyah Remena

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  • Synopsis: Sugar? Yes, please!
  • Comments: 100% clean and very cute.

GHOST by AnoirX

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  • Synopsis: Nooroo is a shell of his former self, and Hawk Moth is so elusive, he may as well be a...a ghost.

scattered glass by HoneyCub

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  • Synopsis: "And from that day forth, Miraculous Holders were forbidden from knowing each other's identities, for fear of another slaughter."

Melt by LuciaSatalina

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  • Synopsis: All Marinette wants is for Adrien to notice her. Maybe today will be the day?
  • Comments: Worth it for the art alone.

love sickness by HoneyKub

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  • Synopsis: Lovesick is a real disease!
  • Comments: Largely plotless Adrinette fluff.

OTHER FRIENDS by Shun Day

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  • Synopsis: An alternative end to the episode "Chat Blanc": Marinette didn’t succeed and was too emotional to fight against her akumatized partner, so she brought Rena Rouge and Viperion to help her.
  • Comments: The main attraction of this animatic is the animation, which has an interesting bounce to it despite having rough line art. It brings out Chat Blanc's slightly unhinged gusto in a deliciously unsettling way.

what does e-y-e-s spell by HoneyKub

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  • Synopsis: Based on this video.
  • Comments: Just a silly little animation with the Quantum Team.

Partners in Crime by squids-and-waffles

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  • Synopsis: It didn't used to be this way. They weren't always shattered. They used to live like lovers, or partners in crime.
  • Comments: An AU where Gabriel and Emilie were superheroes in their past and how it all fell apart.

Just This Once by maybemayura

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  • Synopsis: Would it have been different, if Gabriel had loved Nathalie enough to be good?
  • Comments: AU where Gabriel gives up being Hawk Moth and fully embraces his family (Adrien and now Nathalie). For anyone who really wants the Agrestes to have a happy ending.

Burned Out by Sketchy Racoon

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  • Synopsis: Adrien gets akumatized. Marinette deakumatizes him. It should be that simple, but it isn't. It never is.

Icicles by Linkly Show

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  • Synopsis: "Cause icicles don't soften when they die, so why should I?"
  • Comments: Focusing on Adrien's emotional abuse. Especially notable for the colorful art and the dark undercurrent beneath the upbeat tone.


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