Luka x Adrien: Who is Better for Marinette?

Last Updated on August 2, 2020


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Luka x Adrien: Who is Better for Marinette?

*Spoilers for New Miraculous Ladybug Episode 12*

With this past episode, “Captain Hardrock”, we were finally introduced to Luka Couffaine. And the reactions from fans went crazy on Facebook and Twitter. Some people jumped ship and went straight to Team Luka, while others stayed loyal to team Adrien. Others even started a pairing for just Adrien and Luka…total bromance. While others simply couldn’t decide.

If you have seen the episode, who do you think is better for Marinette?

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We all know how desperately in love Marinette is with Adrien. But after watching this episode, it was odd and even a bit relieving to see her get nervous and stammer around someone else that isn’t our precious cinnamon roll child.

My friend Denielle said it best with this review:

 “Finally watched Captain Hardrock, and this is my review: I’m a little down,but it was a good episode,though I was intent on seeing a jealous Adrien,there was character development, with Marinette’s straying eyes, and Gabriel’s cactus heart lessening its thorns,just a tiny bit. I am an eternal Adrinette shipper,though I have to admit,Luka is somehow who we want Adrien to be like—Blatantly appreciating Marinette for Marinette,not as Ladybug. He makes her feel admired for her civilian self without being stuck on her alter ego. Even Alya doesn’t harbor disapproval for her best friend’s confused emotions. Tsk.Tsk.Tsk,our dear Adrien. Better step up your game.
I completely agreed with her. When Luka saw Ladybug, his first reaction wasn’t to gush over her but to ASK about MARINETTE.

And I mean, look at them together…

Luka Vs. Adrien: Who is Better for Marinette?

Luka Vs. Adrien: Who is Better for Marinette?

Who is Better For Marinette?

Not to mention, Luka himself is a great character. I like how sweet and kind he is. He sees Marinette as herself and I’m hoping that he’ll stay in the series. Which reminds me that we haven’t seen Lila again, or Kagami. I’m wondering when everyone will come back. Or if they even will. Maybe there will be some type of final showdown and everyone will appear for that episode arc.
But the episode itself showed some interesting points. We did get to see a softer side to Gabriel Agreste, which definitely makes me a little concerned. While I’m happy he’s being nicer, he IS still Hawkmoth and is going to eventually hurt his son, intentionally or not.

Here’s what some Twitter users are saying:

I’m in love with this guy faster than I thought

Me: No! Bad Marinette!! You can only fall in love with Adrien!!

Also me: Fine. Just one…. episode

Another me: But should I ship Luka x Adrien?

Luka Vs. Adrien: Who is Better for Marinette?

 Who is the Winner? 

I guess we’ll have to wait for further episodes to see where this goes. While we know that Adrien and Marinette are meant for each other, and will end up together, it’s interesting to see where this will go. I’m hoping that this will help Adrien see more of who Marinette is as a person and not just her Ladybug persona.

Well, on the bright side, we did get to see Nino again! He had been strangely absent during the last few episodes. Which was odd for someone who is supposed to be Adrien’s best friend.

The next episode,  ep.13, is Zombizou, which, coincidentally, will be on April 13. Friday the 13th. Is this a sign that something bad will happen?? Because of Zombizou=Zombie+Kiss. Miss Caline Bustier(we finally know her first name!) will be akumitized then.

What team are you on? Let me know in the comments below! 

Until next time!

As always,

Keep Smiling!

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  1. team Adrien! he and mari are totes perfect plus mari had a crush on him longer

  2. I think that Luka and Ladybug is made for eachother. After all, Chat Noir thinks that Mari is just a FRIEND!

  3. […] Read: Luka vs. Adrien: Who is better for Marinette? […]

  4. Klara KawaiiPotato
    Klara KawaiiPotato

    I… personally don’t like Luka. He’s only made to be a love-interest for Marinette, which is something that somehow annoys me. :/ His character is alright but, I guess I just don’t like him? Maybe I’m biased, since I’m trash for Adrinette/Ladynoir/Ladrien/Marichat… It just bugs me when two characters are just each other’s love-interest, especially when said characters are the main characters, and out of the blue they decide that “hey! Now there’s these two characters and the original two characters may be romantically interested in them!”. I’d accept the Lukanette ship (mind you, I still do respect it but I just really don’t like it) if it wasn’t so… sudden, you know? We didn’t get any time to get to know Luka before he and Marinette had a thing for each other. Personally, I’d like another story-line that would actually be a really cool addition, featuring Kagami as well (because she’s… kind of the same as Luka)!

    Luka falls in love with Marinette, but his love is one-sided. He confesses to her, but she admits that she only sees him as a friend, and that she’s already in love with someone else. Luka accepts this and doesn’t push any further, he doesn’t get akumatized and he just moves on.

    Meanwhile, Kagami confesses to Adrien as well, and Adrien also turns her down. She accepts this but, unlike Luka, she does get akumatized. Coincidentally, they both get rejected on the same day. Ladybug and Chat have a hard time trying to de-evilise Kagami, but all of a sudden Luka tells her that he knows what she’s feeling. He manages to talk some sense into her, and for the first time, an akuma breaks their object that keeps them as super villains. She goes back to normal, and afterwards she and Luka walks off. They become close friends, bonding over their feelings after both being rejected , and soon they develop feelings for each other. Eventually they get together, which would be a really nice end to their story – they get their own happy endings. 🙂

    Maybe I’m the only one who thinks that’d be a better way for the authors to go with Luka and Kagami, but hey! Kagami x Luka is quite a nice ship, in my opinion. UwU
    Of course, if you ship Lukanette or Adrigami(?) that’s perfectly fine! I personally just don’t like it. :/

  5. I totally agree with this! It’ll be fun to see what the creators are intending to do to make their relationship grow. I really like Luka and with them both being creative, it could be a fun dynamic!

  6. Ahem…



    • It would be interesting to see if Luka ends up with Kagami since we know she has feelings for Adrien now. As a character, I really like them both! And don’t want to see anyone hurt but I know it’ll probably happen. Adrienette is end game so…

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