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imthepunchlord

ghosgirl19 OR their FF.net account ghosgirl19

  • Recommnded by: Dorothy Gale 123
  • This author has written a lot of Mari Chat 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 FF.net.

     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

  • Recommnded by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

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.

best (fake) smile by Reiaji

  • Recommended by: Jen_of_0ldstones
  • 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.
  • 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.

Bring Me Back Home by tournee_de_la_ladybug

  • 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

  • Recommnded by Logan Light
  • 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?"

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: Raziel 123
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Synopsis: Chloe 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: Ongoing
  • 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.

Curiosity Killed the Chat Noir by Luki Dimension

  • 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.

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 Nathanel 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: Logan Light
  • 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

  • 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?

Heroes of the day by metawohoo

  • 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.
  • Notes: Alternate link here.
  • Comments: Does an amazing job keeping the mood and the writing style is very enjoyable to follow. Also handles Akuma!Adrien excellently.
    • Note: not canon-compliant with the Origins episodes.

Hop To It by lpofdestiny

  • 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.

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?
  • Notes: Part of the You Give Me Akumas series.

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.

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

  • Recommended by: Synchronicity, Dame-Amaryllis, Tophie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Seven years after the strange attacks on Paris stop, investigative journalist-in-training Alya Cesaire 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.

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 Chloe/Queen Bee.

O Fortuna by paris-mystere

  • Recommended by: Sansa Snark, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant (last updated 4/13/2018)
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nymph and the Corrupted Miraculous by Asexual Individual

  • Recommended by: Snipertoaster
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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 Chloe'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.

Old stories, new discoveries by The_Mystical_Wolf

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

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 (ongoing).
  • 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.

Powers of Invisibility by yestomiraculous

  • 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.

Princess Marinette: Fairest Ladybug of them All by Plagg

  • Recommended by: Dorothy Gale 123
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Group Chat fic.
  • Comments: The five heroes of Parisnote  set up a group chat and Hilarity Ensues. Great for anyone who wants a laugh.

rebuilding honeycomb by demistories

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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!Chloe 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?

Serendipitous Fate by SKayLanphear

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa, Jen_of_0ldstones
  • Status: Hiatus
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • 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.

Spots Off by CadenzaRose

  • 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 Kryalla Orchid

  • 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: Part of the Recipe for Disaster series.
  • 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: Dorothy Gale 123
  • 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!

Truth and Consequences by siderealSandman

  • Recommended by: Logan Light
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: On Sunday, Marinette discovered who her arch nemesis really was. On Monday, she made Adrien’s father a deal.
  • Comments: Miraculous Civil War AU! Villain!Ladybug.
  • Tropes Page created!

The Waiting Game by paperskirts

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

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

  • 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 clairelutra (exosolarmoon)

  • Recommended by: Dorothy Gale 123, [This Is Ridiculous=]
  • 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

  • Recommended by: Raziel 123, 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.

Miraculous: Team Up or Catastrophe by Anon4Us

  • Recommended by: stopthattimerave
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2017
  • Synopsis: Nathaniel becomes the holder of the peacock Miraculous. 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.
  • Pairings: The expected pining is there, and very cute, but romance isn't in focus.

Not A Bit by CaptainOzone.

  • Recommended by “HattedHalfling
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Felix/Brigette, Adrien/Marinette, Chat Noir/Ladybug (not the focus of the fic)
  • 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 Felix Agreste as the older brother of Adrien and the ‘first’ Chat Noir, and explores the relationship between Felix, 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.

Goodnight, Children by takethembystorm

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Adrien/Marinette, not the focus
  • Synopsis: Adrien puts the children to sleep.

both sides of the story by dragonsinparis

  • Recommended by ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Adrien/Marinette, not the focus
  • Synopsis: Life after finding out who Hawkmoth is

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

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: Ongoing
  • 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 inuchimera7410

  • 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

La Dame et L’espion by geraldinegrenadine

  • Recommended by: Dorothy Gale 123
  • Status: Ongoing(ish); last updated August 2017, but there's only one chapter left
  • Synopsis: In which a lady fell for someone she should not; an undercover spy at that.
  • 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! Ongoing-ish because the main story is done, but the author has written a few bonus epilogue chapters that haven't been posted.

Mine by Rara Erza Heartfilia

  • Recommended by: Melody Rose Gold
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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."... Well worth a read,R&R!AU
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien,Nino/Alya

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.

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!Chloe.

A Different Approach by Shawna Canon

  • Recommended by: Logan Light
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairings: Marinette/Adrien

Do You Hear That, Love? by ProbablyVoldemort

  • Recommneded by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • 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.

Far from the Maddening Crowd by Baneismydragon

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Chloe lost her temper in a fit of jealousy, she never thought her friends would actually take her words at face value...
  • Pairing: Marinette/Chloe

Fermeture by KarmaHope

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • Notes: Alternate link here.

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/Felix
  • Notes: Part of the Grumpy Chat series.
  • Comments: One of the better Felix fics, thanks to the characterisation of him as a likeable Defrosting Ice King.

heartstrings by taylortot

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien
  • 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: Ongoing
  • 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(s): Marinette/Adrien
  • 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! The fic updates weekly (usually around Saturday or Sunday), or until the writer is able to find a means of appeasing the internet gods (see the story notes). It's apparently going to be a long monster. The author has reported as of the first chapter's posting roughly 120k words in the first arc, and 19 chapters completed out of an unknown grand total.

I Saw Mummy Kiss Chat Noir by RicardianScholar-Clark-Weasley

  • Recommended by: Reader At 2046
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Adrienette, Marichat.
  • 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.

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(s): 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 Chloe 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 Chloe with her potential redemption arc in play, this troper might be reading and reccing more of this author's fics.)

It's Called Black Magic by Probably Voldemort

  • Recommended by: Dorothy Gale 123
  • 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.
  • Comments: A Mari Chat 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
  • Synopsis: Chat Noir accidentally finds out Ladybug's identity when she matches with Adrien Agreste on Tinder while sitting next to him.
  • Pairing: Adrien/Marinette

kwamis find such fascinating ways to waste their time by espurr_roba

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

The Ladybugs and The Bees by BullySquadess

  • Recommended by: Melody Rose Gold
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Wherein Chat Is Oblivious And Marinette is #suffering.
  • Pairing: Ladybug/Chat Noir
  • Notes: Part of the TLATB Universe series.
  • 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.

Lucky Us by Princess Kitty 1

  • Recommended by: Dorothy Gale 123
  • 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?
  • Comments: A cute no-powers AU! It is a bit long, but fun the whole way!

La Magie de Miraculous by mitchkat1

  • Recommended by: Dorothy Gale 123
  • 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)
  • Comments: An interesting Mari Chat story. Reminiscent of Over the Wall by imthepunchlord, but very clearly it's own thing.

Marinette, the Teenage (Sassy) Witch by fufflepie

  • Recommended by: Dorothy Gale 123
  • 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.

  • 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.

BREAD!!

The Meaning of Flowers by livinglittlelie

  • Recommended by: Dorothy Gale 123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One day, Marinette begins finding flowers at her terrace.
  • Comments: Just Chat Noir leaving Marinette flowers, like the adorable dork he is.

midnight in paris by valdezy

  • Recommended by: Barrel
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

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/Adrien
  • Comments: The author is also a talented artist, and the story is illustrated.

Once Upon Akuma by KrazyKyStaHatter

  • Recommended by: Sansa Snark
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

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

The Real Deal! by ferisae

  • Recommended by: meme-asaurus, ladyofthelibrary, Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 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!

Ruined With You by TheGabbing

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead Fic
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien

  • Second Chances by TheNovelArtist,
  • Recommended by: Omeganian, Jen_of_0ldstones
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Adrien. A single father. Lost his wife, Chloe, to Death by Childbirth. Marinette, single, childless. Lost her husband, Nathaniel, to an accident. He needs a nanny. She needs a job.
  • Pairing: Marinette/Adrien, Gabriel/Nathalie
  • Comments: Very sweet domestic fluff, and a touching portrayal of grief and moving on.

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.

Something in the Night by konekat

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa, Tophie
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Ladybug/Chat Noir

The Swimsuit Seduction by Indygodusk

  • Recommended by: Dorothy Gale 123
  • 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?

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 epic_fan_spasms

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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, Dame-Amaryllis
  • 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.

An Unexpected Revelation by the_rainbow_faerie

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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 Totally_lucky

  • Recommended by: Dorothy Gale 123, Omeganian
  • Status: Complete, short bonus story promised.
  • Synopsis: Adrien Agreste. Age twenty-six. A successful international supermodel, currently changing his career to a CEO of a fashion empire. Was born and raised in Paris; had moved to the USA six years ago; came back for a visit. Rich and kind, handsome but lonely. Had experienced a lot, had seen even more. Had nothing left that could surprise him anymore.

    Except, maybe, this - a small, blonde girl, with emerald eyes and freckles scattered across the bridge of her nose – a splitting image of his mother Emilie Agreste, excluding, perhaps, the freckles.

    Her name was Emma. Emma Dupain-Cheng, to be exact.
  • Notes: It actually used to be complete a couple years ago, but then the author decided to make a complete rewrite.
  • 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: Dorothy Gale 123
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.

    (This is just indulgent Romantic fluff. And kissing. Lots and Lots of kissing. I am such trash I can't even be sorry.)
  • Comments: Just some food for us Mari Chat trash in our dumpster.

Untouchable Face

  • Recommended by: Reader At 2046
  • Status: Complete
  • 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, unrequited Alya—>Marinette.

Well, excuse me, princess! by mirawohoo

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: By the eleventh time the Evillustrator went to abduct Chloe 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: Chloe/Nathanael
  • Comments: Hilarious, and made more so with a Lemony Narrator.

Kiss and Dash by Ricardian Scholar Clark-Weasley

  • Recommended by: Furor Nocturna
  • Status: Complete
  • 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?
  • Pairing: Adrienette/Marichat/Ladynoir/Ladrien
  • Comments: Hilarious reveal fic. Must be read to be believed.

Семь неудач Леди Удачи (The Seven Misfortunes of Lady Fortune) by Ozero_Kate

  • Language: Russian
  • Recommended by: Omeganian
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Adrien/Marinette, eventual Chloe/Nathanael.
  • Comments: Being translated to English.

Seeking Shelters by GuardianKarenTerrier

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, Jen_of_0ldstones
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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: Adrien/Marinette

state of grace by dragonsinparis

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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: Adrien/Marinette

Protective by Cutekittenlady, poodles, [1]

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

Notes to Self by GalahadWilder

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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: Adrien/Marinette

The Rejects Club by Mikauzoran

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Adrien/Marinette

what lovers do by LNC

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

if it ain't love by a_miiraculer clairelutra (exosolarmoon)

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete, with the sequel daydream
  • Synopsis:
before round two, i've got a question for you, babeif it ain't lovewhy does it feel so good?In which Adrien learns how to flirt, and Marinette screams internally, externally, and eternally.
  • Pairing: Adrien/Marinette

The Kitchen Gods bytakethembystorm

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Adrien/Marinette

Dual Identity Kissing Crisis by CallistoNicol

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Adrien/Marinette

     Crossovers 

Cursed With Luck by Tatsurou

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Crossover with: Ranma ½
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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'Exterminatuer by Lynse

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

Miraculous Beauxbatons by InkJackets

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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 Ladybug vs. the Forces of Evil by MetaLord395

  • Recommended by: Eric W
  • Crossover with: Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Status: Complete
  • 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

  • Recommended by: Younger P
  • Crossover with: Pokémon
  • Status: Ongoing
  • 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

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Crossover with: Zootopia
  • Status: Complete
  • 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

  • Recommended by: raptyr, Mei-may, Clato Lawa, Storygirl000, Dame-Amaryllis, nitewind, Tophie, Emerald Sky
  • Crossover with: The Avengers (2012)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Tony's pretty sure it's written into cosmic law somewhere: superheroes are not supposed be cute. Apparently, no one's told these two. He's okay with that.
  • Notes: Alternate link here.
  • 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, it all 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.

Miraculous Knight by Mixedfan 8643

  • Recommended by: Raziel 123
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Status: Complete
  • 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...?

Infinity Legion: Heroes Unite by TvFan2244

Ladybug and Wonder Woman: Gods and Gems by Mixedfan 8643

  • Recommended by Raziel 123
  • Crossover with: Wonder Woman
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The highly anticipated sequel to Miraculous Knight, Ladybug and Cat Noir join Wonder Woman as they fight to protect the world from the Apokaliptian daughter of Darkseid herself, Grail, as she plots to restore her father to his full strength. Will the Miraculous powers combined with the strength of an Amazon be enough to prevent the return of Darkseid...?
  • Now has a sequel - Young Justice & Ladybug: Dawn of Heroes
    • Crossover with Young Justice
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Ladybug and Cat Noir have teamed up with Batman and Wonder Woman. Now they get to team up with Young Justice as they chase the Light over to Paris, knowing they have some sinister scheme in mind. What do the Light want with Paris? Whatever it is, it may be too much for Ladybug, Cat Noir and the team to handle. Maybe it's time for more Miraculous to see use in the city of Paris...

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