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Ms. Mendeleiev's Class
Ms. Mendeleiev's Class
- Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Getting away from Chloe helps kickstart her development into a much happier, more self-confident person. Naturally helped along further by new friends like Aurore.
- When She Smiles: Is so relieved over no longer being in the same class as her long-time bully that Aurore's first impression of her is that she 'smiles too much' and is completely overwhelmed by her radiance.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Has a crush on Adrien Agreste, but he barely even registers her existence.
- Break the Haughty: Though she's far from a Jerkass, Aurore is completely confident that she's going to win KIDZ+'s Weather Girl competition, and is thrown for a loop when that doesn't work out.
- Broken Pedestal: All her feelings for Adrien come crashing down when he tries to prevent her from intervening with Chloe's bullying, saying Marinette can handle herself.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Making for a sharp contrast with Chloe.
- Refusal of the Call: Though she doesn't realize it. After her first fight, Marinette considers slipping the Ladybug earrings to her, but when she asks Aurore if she'd want to be one of the superheroes, Aurore declares that "Whatever they are, I won't have time to be them."
- Parasol of Pain: Willing to use her parasol as a weapon if need be.
- True Companions: Steps up to defend Marinette from Chloe time and again, and repeatedly makes clear that she won't tolerate others bothering her.
- Verbal Tic: Tends to use weather metaphors when speaking.
- The Gadfly: Loves to tease his friends, especially Aurore.
- True Companions: Despite all his mocking, he cares enough about Aurore that he joins the fencing club to help in her efforts to get closer to Adrien. After Adrien starts ignoring and neglecting her, Jean buckles down and gets serious during a match, warning him that it's not fair to leave her to assume the worst.
- Good Is Not Soft: Yes, she's sweet and cheerful. Doesn't stop her from facing problems head-on with a disarming smile, and refusing to back down in the face of a suspicious Alya or furious Chloe.
- Nice Girl
- The Fashionista
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Compared to Chloe, she's more responsible, put-together and composed.
- Nice Girl: Despite being Chloe's twin sister and raised by Audrey, she's turned out much more sociable. During her first experience with an akuma attack, she makes a point of reassuring Marinette despite her own fear.
- Polar Opposite Twins: With Chloe.
- Worthy Opponent: Regards Marinette as such and looks forward to competing against her in the world of fashion.
- Aloof Ally: Downplayed. Generally quiet and keeps to himself. While not really friends with anyone other than Amber, he still doesn't want Marinette running off when Horrificator attacks the school, and keeps an especially close eye on her.
- Brutal Honesty: When Marinette delicately tries to ask if his cousin is always so Oblivious to Love, he responds with a Blunt "Yes".
- Fashion Model: Is due to model Marinette's hat for Gabriel's show.
Ms. Bustier's Class
Ms. Bustier's Class
- All Love Is Unrequited: His crush on Ladybug. Problem is that he refuses to accept that...
- Adaptational Jerkass: Sees nothing wrong with trying to use Aurore to learn more about Ladybug, blatantly lies to Ladybug's face and tries to convince her that she was responsible for Copycat's creation, and keeps brushing off Ladybug's clear disinterest in him because he's convinced that "We are going to be a thing one day." Whether she likes it or not.
- Much of his behavior is based off of that in the actual series, just with his Protagonist-Centered Morality Protection stripped away.
- The Chosen One: Believes that their Miraculous prove that he and Ladybug are meant to be, regardless of Ladybug's feelings on the matter.
- Digging Yourself Deeper: When confronted about how he lied about Copycat, keeps changing the subject and never actually apologizes for his deception, instead focusing on trying to convince Ladybug that they're destined to be together.
- Dogged Nice Guy: How he sees himself, with a heavy emphasis on the notion that he and Ladybug are meant to be.
- Establishing Character Moment: First meets Marinette (outside of their secret identities) after their third day of school, when he sees her stranded at the entrance without an umbrella, opens his own... and runs off offering her nothing more than an apologetic smile. Illustrating how little she registers to him when she's not one of his classmates.
- Ignored Epiphany: Even after Ladybug confronts him about lying to Theo and tells him straight-up that she's not interested, he doesn't apologize for his actions, instead continuing to insist that they're meant to be together.
- When Jean calls him out over ignoring Aurore, Adrien's put out and complains to Plagg that "He's not even that funny," focusing on that rather than reflecting how he was hurting her.
- Oblivious to Love: Seemingly unaware of Aurore's crush on him, despite her best efforts. When he does start paying attention to her, it's purely because he thinks she might know Ladybug.
- Moral Myopia: Stubbornly believes that because he and Ladybug are supposedly 'meant to be', all of his flirting, harassment and ignoring her feelings is justified. Feels hurt and upset by her resistance and outright denying any interest in him, but sees nothing wrong with stringing Aurore along in hopes of using her to learn who Ladybug is, and blows off Jean's warning about how he's been hurting her feelings.
- Puts the feelings of bullies like Chloe over those of her victims, claiming that it's better to let her do as she pleases than challenge her and risk creating an akuma. Certainly not adverse to trying to lecture those who do intervene and blame them for the consequences...
- Never My Fault: Doesn't acknowledge that lying to Theo and Ladybug was wrong, and is more annoyed at Jean pointing out how he's been hurting Aurore than anything else.
- Secret Chaser: Despite Ladybug's insistence on keeping their secret identities secret, he still tries to figure out who she is, to the point of only paying attention to Aurore when he thinks he might be able to use her as a way to figure it out.
- Alpha Bitch
- Evil Gloating: Gleefully rubs in Aurore's face that she's responsible for her losing the Weather Girl contest.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling
- It's All About Me: Deeply self-absorbed and takes any resistance to the idea that the world doesn't revolve around her whims as a personal affront.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Being the Mayor's daughter and having a teacher who encouraged her victims to 'lead by example' has allowed Chloe to be utterly awful for years without facing any major consequences. This has started to shift after Marinette's transfer, in no small part because she's continuing to pursue Marinette as her favorite prey despite the obstacles. Hawkmoth akumatizing her victims and giving them the ability to bite back hasn't gone well for her, either...
- Never My Fault: Naturally blames others for her problems. In particular, she sees Amber as stealing their mother's attention and approval from her simply by existing.
- Polar Opposite Twins: With Amber. Amber takes after their mother and is a hard worker, while Chloe prefers flouting the rules and taking the easy way out.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Uses her and her father's connections to her advantage as much as possible, such as with rigging the Weather Girl contest and hiring Marinette's parents to cater her half-birthday party.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Goes hand in hand with the above.
- Spoiled Brat: So used to getting her way that she can't stand Marinette slipping out of her reach, especially after Mendeleiev makes clear that she won't allow her to barge into her classroom whenever she pleases and harass her.
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Wants her mother's acknowledgement, as it's something she hasn't been able to con and connive her way into getting, whereas her twin sister has earned that regard.
- Ambiguous Situation: As of Chapter 13, it's a bit unclear whether or not she fully believes that Marinette is Ladybug.
- Going for the Big Scoop: Throws herself into danger for the sake of getting 'good footage' of akuma fights, and wants to learn Ladybug's Secret Identity despite the danger.
- Heel Realization: Appears to have a Downplayed one after the Face to Face interview, and deletes the Ladyblog.
- Redemption Quest: Subsequently decides to put her time and energy to better use with Ladywatch, a blog dedicated to helping Ladybug and Paris deal with Hawkmoth, in hopes of uncovering his identity instead.
- Logical Fallacy: Believes that because American superheroes are fine with going without secret identities, Ladybug should be fine with having her own identity pursued and exposed. The fact that Ladybug has good reasons to protect her identity with Hawkmoth about is lost upon her.
- In Spite of a Nail: Despite Marinette not being one of her classmates, she still shows signs of intending to intervene when she sees Chloe harassing her (though Aurore steps in first). Later on, the two of them start forging a friendship borne from Marinette's willingness to help and advise her despite her missteps.
- Intrepid Reporter: How she sees herself.
- Secret Chaser: When it comes to Ladybug's identity.
- Stalker Without a Crush: Starts following Marinette around when she suspects she's linked to Ladybug, only for Ondine and Aurore to shut her efforts down.
- Badass Boast: Answers Chloe's demand of 'Do you know who I am?' by declaring that she is the meanest teacher in their school, and will see her suspended if she disrupts her class again.
- Stern Teacher: Tough but fair. Illustrated well by her giving Jean a warning when she sees him harassing Aurore, then clearing her throat when Aurore taunts him back — contrasting with everything Bustier allows Chloe to get away with in her class.
Ms. Caline Bustier
- Entertainingly Wrong: Mistakenly believes that Marinette is worse off in Mendeleiev's class, lamenting losing one of her best 'good examples' for Chloe.
- Foil: Unlike Mendeleiev, she's an Extreme Doormat when it comes to Chloe, taking a lot of misplaced pride in being seen as a 'nice' teacher rather than an effective one.
- Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher: Bizarrely convinced that Chloe just needs to be surrounded by enough 'good influences' in order to learn how to behave herself. In practice, her focus on encouraging students to Turn the Other Cheek without ever punishing Chloe for her bad behavior has just left her convinced that she can get away with anything.