YMMV / Miraculous Ladybug
aka: Ladybug

The anime:

  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • In "The Gamer," Marinette is seemingly at fault for beating Max in a Curb-Stomp Battle to take his spot at a gaming tournament (see Broken Base below). Many characters acknowledge she's the best gamer in the school, however, and in the end Adrien gives up his spot so that she can Max can compete together as a team.
    • An anime OVA for Miraculous Ladybug is in the works, which might satisfy the 2D fans.
    • Come "Antibug," Chloe Took a Level in Kindness on Ladybug's advice and starts to warm up to Sabrina, whom she cruelly treated earlier.
  • Broken Base: The hop from 2D to CGI. While some are welcome to the change in art style and are impressed by the visuals, some others would have liked to see the Animesque, Pretty Cure-styled visuals seen in the original PV.
    • On a related note, there are those that are annoyed at how the show was changed from a darker superhero series meant for teens and young adults into a Lighter and Softer show geared towards younger audiences, while others argue that this change will help it gain a wider audience, since networks were not interested in the series until it was toned down.
    • Chat Noir's early 2D incarnation, Felix, is between Base Breaker and Flame Bait status. Even as technically Felix is the same person as Adrien, his design implied enough maturity and perk to make some fans rant about him being better than Adrien.
      • At the same time, many fans of the current show argue that Felix is a cliché "bad boy" type and would make a terrible role model that encouraging girls to pursue jerks with the idea "I can change him" while Adrien is a better character that gives a legitimate reason for Marinette to love other than "he's hot".
    • "The Gamer". As the debate goes, either Marinette is more selfish than Max in wanting to take his coveted spot in a gaming tournament, or she has the right to take that spot because Max lost in fair combat twice and thus was not the school's best gamer.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • The Mime was well-liked in the preview. He is also Thomas Astruc's favorite villain.
    • Nathanael, one of Marinette's classmates, seems to be quite popular despite being a background character with barely a couple minutes of screentime. However, after an episode where he was transformed into a villain and revealed to have a one-sided crush on Marinette, his popularity has increased dramatically.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Courtesy of "Antibug": even if the local Alpha Bitch is a Consummate Liar and won't admit that her selfish actions caused several people to become akumas, one should acknowledge the only time that she makes a good point since good advice can come from unlikely places.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: The Ladybug/Chat Noir ship is called "Lucky Charm".
  • Jerkass Woobie: Sabrina. Yes, she's allied with Chloe and occasionally is as much of a jerk as she is, but she also has no idea what real friendship is, and gets easily crushed. Her father gets fired in one episode and turned into an akuma, forgetting who she is, and she can't understand that Marinette needing to handle a personal thing the day before a project is due is not the same as Chloe refusing to do schoolwork. Heck, when she gets turned into an akuma she doesn't even get a cool Evil Costume Switch! She's just invisible, and her outline shows that her outfit hasn't changed.
  • Les Yay: One of Chloe's favorite games is to dress up as Ladybug and have Sabrina dress up as Cat Noir. Note that Cat Noir is a guy who constantly flirts with Ladybug.
  • Love to Hate: Chloe, especially when she causes the Monster of the Week. Even in-universe Adrien has stopped putting up with her nonsense.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Feed Adrien!" or "Let Adrien eat!" note 
    • Marinette's phone kleptomania. note 
  • Mis-blamed: Some fans complain that the dubbers of the English version ruined the dialogue by putting in ridiculous words and phrases, especially "evilize." However, it was the show's writers at ZAG, not English dubbers, who wrote the English version, which the animation of the show was built around. Thomas Astruc even admitted that "evilize" was his idea.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Hawkmoth's choice of victim in "La Marionettiste" Manon, a young child led some fans to believe that he crossed it.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name:
    • A few have started calling the ship Chatbug or — more straightforwardly — Catbug.
    • Thanks to the Two Person Love Square, we have four different ship names just for the two main characters; LadyNoir is a popular term for the pairing in the fandom for Ladybug/Chat Noir, Ladrien for Ladybug/Adrien, MariChat for Marinette/Chat Noir, and Adrienette for Adrien/Marinette.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Considering that Evillustrator indulged in Poke the Poodle moments before it seemed that Marinette betrayed him, and he only wanted to take her out for a romantic cruise on the Seine and on his birthday, it is really hard to sympathize with Marinette and Cat Noir's well-intentioned attempt to disarm him.
  • The Scrappy: Chloe's father, the mayor of Paris. He spoils his daughter rotten, doesn't acknowledge that she causes a lot of trouble, and is as helpless as an authority figure to handle akuma.
  • Special Effects Failure: The series was animated to English scratch voice dialogue. Being redubbed with the official English cast led to some lines being just a hair out of time, all the more noticeable with the very well-pronounced mouth animation.
  • Strawman Has a Point:
    • In "The Pharaoh" the professor is right to point out Don't Touch It, You Idiot! about the Staff of Anubis because ancient artifacts are delicate and can easily become damaged.
    • In "Lady WiFi" the principal has no choice but to suspend Alya for photographing the inside of Chloe's locker because it is a violation of privacy and photographs like that could lead to cyberbullying. Alya feels wronged, but she overstepped her bounds as an Intrepid Reporter and a classmate.
    • Ladybug not taking Chloe's advice in "The Antibug." As she points out to Cat Noir, Chloe had lied to them earlier about her fight with Sabrina and was otherwise useless in battle as The Millstone and a bystander. She had no reason to trust Chloe's word.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: As noted on the main page, the CG version of Miraculous Ladybug was produced for $11.5M, more than most Western productions. This has blessed the show with highly-detailed visual design, dynamic battle choreography, expressive animation and particle effects.
  • The Woobie:
    • Adrien, who is a Stepford Smiler about his home life, does a suffocating modeling job to make his dad happy but leaves no time for him to hang out with his friends, and crushes on a Magical Girl whom he thinks is better than he is and rebuffs his romantic gestures. Heck, in his birthday episode only one person remembered to give him a present and his best friend got turned into an akuma on his behalf. He says he only feels like himself when he is Cat Noir in the webisode about his "Double Life".
    • Master Cheng, Marinette's uncle. He doesn't speak French well, gets his prize-winning soup sabotaged by a bratty teenager, and then gets turned into an akuma. At least the other characters could speak French and knew about Ladybug, but he looks traumatized when he wakes up next to the pool and doesn't know what happened.

The video game:

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Getting the free game by spelling S-P-E-C-I-A-L in the arcade game treated the player to ... a human wedding?!

Alternative Title(s): Ladybug