Assorted Parisian residents of Miraculous Ladybug, covering the main and supporting cast's families, other recurring characters, and One Shot Characters. For tropes pertaining to Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Adrien Agreste, Alya Césaire, Chloé Bourgeois, Nino Lahiffe, and Luka Couffaine, see here. For tropes pertaining to other characters from Marinette's school, see here.
Akumatized form: Weredad
Marinette's father. He and his wife, Sabine, own a bakery.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: How Marinette sees him and Sabine after they continuously interrupt her and Adrien's video game training with offers of food, and tell him that Marinette talks about him a lot. Adrien, whose parent is guilty of Parental Neglect, appreciates their gestures.
- But Not Too Foreign: His mother is Italian.
- Foil: To Gabriel Agreste. Both are the fathers of the respective main characters, but everything about them from their personalities to their approaches in parenting are polar opposites. Tom is Happily Married with Sabine and knows what's best for Marinette, while Gabriel is cold and distant with the rest of the household and has been neglecting Adrien for most of his life. Tom genuinely cares about Marinette while occasionally scolding her for her flawed moments, and while Gabriel does care about Adrien, he's been raising him to be passive and is not only unresponsive to Adrien's flaws but is the main cause of his flaws in the first place. And since Gabriel is Hawk Moth, he often hides the truth from Adrien and is willing to brainwash people and inflict destruction on Paris to achieve his goal, even if it involves putting people's lives (especially Adrien's) at risk. This even extends to their villain forms Weredad and the Collector respectively, where both were the first people to be newly akumatized at the start of a season (not counting Lila). While Weredad is an Overprotective Dad who was akumatized because of his fatherly instincts towards Marinette and wants to protect her in every way he can, the Collector is Ax-Crazy and is obsessed with trapping everyone and everything into his sketchbook, even his loyal associates.
- Good Parents: With Sabine. They clearly love their daughter, but they are also ready to scold her when they catch her being selfish or mean.
- Happily Married: With Sabine. In one episode they celebrate their 20th anniversary, and they are as happy as the first day!
- Hidden Depths: Tom is a skilled gamer. Pretty impressive, considering how huge his hands are.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Sabine. The height difference is not very extreme, but Tom's forearm is about as wide as Sabine's waist. He's also this with his daughter, who's a full head shorter and far slimmer.
- Like Father Like Daughter: He, like Marinette, gets waaay too invested in Marinette and Adrien's (well, Cat Noir) life together with their big house and three kids and hamster.
- Meaningful Name: "Dupain" means "bread" in French. He's a baker.
- Not So Different: Weredad pretty much clarifies Marinette's imaginative and exaggerated mind comes from Tom's side of the family.
- Nice Guy: Tom is a caring and kind person.
- Papa Wolf: He goes against André Bourgeois' s authority when the latter tries to have Marinette arrested in "Rogercop". He also literally becomes this in "Weredad" after Cat appears to break Marinette's heart.
- Parental Obliviousness: He (and Sabine) are unaware of their daughter's superpowers.
- Shipper on Deck:
- He and Sabine are delighted that Marinette and Adrien spend time together in "The Gamer," and frequently pop in with excuses to check on the two of them.
- He is utterly delighted when Marinette pretends to confess her love to Cat Noir in "Weredad", and sets up a romantic date between them.
- Supreme Chef: He's good enough in the kitchen to cater a major movie premiere attended by the likes of Adrien Agreste and Jagged Stone. Both Adrien and Plagg consider him the best baker in the city.
- Sweet Baker: Like his wife, Tom is a skilled baker and they co-own their bakery. And like Marinette, he is a Nice Guy.
- Tuckerization: Tom is named after creator Thomas Astruc.
- Wacky Marriage Proposal: Apparently proposed to Sabine by hiding the ring in one of André's ice cream cones. She nearly swallowed it as a result.
Akumatized form: Verity Queen (didn't manifest)
Marinette's mother. She and her husband, Tom, own a bakery.
- All Asians Know Martial Arts: Sabine is at least half-Chinese and can wield a baking paddle like a spear.
- All There in the Script: Until the Christmas special, Sabine's name was only in promotional material.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: How Marinette sees her and Tom after they continuously interrupt her and Adrien's video game training with offers of food, and tell him that Marinette talks about him a lot. Adrien, whose parent is guilty of Parental Neglect, appreciates their gestures.
- Character Tics: Usually seen drinking tea, especially when giving out pearls of wisdom.
- Culture Equals Costume: Sabine wears a cheongsam to reflect her Chinese heritage. During the Christmas special, she wears a tang coat over it.
- Good Parents: With Tom. They clearly love their daughter, but they are also ready to scold her when they catch her being selfish or mean.
- Happily Married: With Tom. In one episode they celebrate their 20th anniversary, and they are as happy as the first day!
- Hidden Depths: In "Troublemaker", she uses a peel as a makeshift Kung Fu spear.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Tom. The height difference is not very extreme, but Tom's forearm is about as wide as Sabine's waist.
- The Maiden Name Debate: Even though she is married, Sabine kept her maiden name.
- Mama Bear: Sabine uses a peel as a Simple Staff weapon in "Troublemaker" when Jagged Stone's cameraman barge into Marinette's room revealing her privacy without permission.
- Nice Girl: She is gentle, kind, and loving.
- Parental Obliviousness: She (and Tom) are unaware of their daughter's superpowers.
- Shipper on Deck: She and Tom were delighted that Marinette and Adrien spend time together in "The Gamer," and frequently pop in with excuses to check on the two of them.
- Sweet Baker: Like her husband, Sabine is a skilled baker and they co-own their bakery. And like Marinette, she is a Nice Girl.
- Tuckerization: Sabine was named after Thomas Astruc's girlfriend at the time, who is French-Chinese.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sabine has blue hair.
Akumatized form: Kung Food
Marinette's great uncle on her mother's side. An accomplished Chinese chef who comes to Paris to participate in a cooking contest.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Wang has huge eyebrows.
- Chubby Chef: One of the greatest chefs in the world, and on the chubby side.
- Cool Uncle: To Sabine and Marinette. He's an accomplished Chef and a pretty nice fellow.
- Eloquent in My Native Tongue: Can speak a bit of French, but still requires Adrien as a translator. Adrien himself becomes rather intrigued with Wang after their conversation in Mandarin.
- Interchangeable Asian Cultures: Chloé thinks he can prepare sushi despite being Chinese. Adrien calls her out on this one.
- Keep It Foreign: He speaks Mandarin Chinese in every other dub, but in the Mandarin dub, he speaks Cantonese, which is still a Chinese dialect, but notably mutually unintelligible with Mandarin.
- Mundane Made Awesome: The montage of him preparing his soup.
- Nice Guy: He's soft-spoken, congenial, and respectful.
- Supreme Chef: Enters a cooking contest in Paris so he can achieve the title of "World's Greatest Chef". He eventually wins.
Akumatized form: Befana
Marinette's grandmother on her father's side. A cool, motorcycle driving old Italian lady who loves Marinette, but is unfortunately out-of-touch with what Marinette likes.
- Amicable Exes: The fact that she's not shown associated with her husband Rolland implies that they're divorced, but Marinette's Instagram post for New Year's Eve 2019 shows her amiably sitting next to her ex-husband.
- Biker Babe: While she may be a grandmother, she is still quite good-looking and happens to own a motorcycle.
- Cool Old Lady: She travels across the world, rides a motorcycle, and is very stylishly dressed.
- Cool Shades: She wears red glasses with tan rims.
- Doting Grandparent: Gina's debut episode shows how much she absolutely adores her granddaughter.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Downplayed. Her outfit is nearly identical except for the watch and assorted wristbands she has on her left and right wrists, respectively.
- Fingerless Gloves: She wears black fingerless driving gloves with holes around the knuckles and on the back of her palms.
- Foil: To Lila — Both are Italian characters who were Akumatized shortly after coming in Paris due something Marinette did. But where Gina was upset because her granddaughter, torn between her and the surprise party her friends had set up (without actually managing to hide it), had lied to try and spare her feelings and they eventually reconciled, Lila was upset because Marinette as Ladybug called her out on her own lies, and Lila actively refused Ladybug's offer of friendship. Also, Gina isn't very fluent in French (even if she understand it, she's prone to pepper her speech in French with Italian words and has a heavy accent anyway) even if it's not the first time she comes to Paris, while Lila speaks a flawless French when she's apparently new to the country.
- She's also this to Rolland, her (ex?) husband. Both are Marinette's grandparents who were Akumatized thanks to their granddaughter's actions during a family member's birthday (Marinette's for Gina and Tom's for Rolland, with said birthdays being the main factor for their Akumatization). However, while Rolland is a Grumpy Old Man who despises modernity and has never heard of Marinette before his introduction, Gina is a Cool Old Lady who hasn't let the modern world intimidate her and absolutely adores her granddaughter. If that's not enough, their Akumatized forms also contrast each other in different ways (see their pages for more information).
- Gratuitous Italian: Between the Italian words she drops and her heavy accent, it's made quite clear that Italian is her native language.
- Nice Girl: Gina is a kind, loving, and understanding person.
- Older Than They Look: To be the grandmother of a teenaged girl, she doesn't look older that her son Tom.
- Shipper on Deck: Implied. When Adrien gives Marinette his birthday gift to her, Gina can be seen smiling at the two along with her son and daughter-in-law.
- Silver Vixen: A rather attractive and good-looking grandmother with white hair.
- Unwanted Gift Plot: Ends up gifting Marinette with a shirt that's several sizes too small. Marinette salvages it by sewing the shirt design over her purse.
Akumatized form: Bakerix
Marinette's grandfather on her father's side. A crotchety old man who holds anything modern in contempt and is estranged from his son.
- Berserk Button: Any modern innovation, as well as "ruining" bread by making any changes to the recipe or eating it any way other than plain. He disowned his son for adding rice to his dough recipe, curses the Romans for conquering Gaul and introducing the concept of sandwiches to the people there, and considers pizza to be an unholy abomination.
- Catch Phrase: "That's not how it's done!"
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: He stopped talking to his son 20 years ago for "adding rice" to the family's traditional bread recipe. Recall that Tom married Sabine around the same time. Though he's perfectly willing to talk to Sabine over the phone and only gets mad when she brings up Tom, so it's possible he really is just that petty.
- Evil Luddite: Downplayed. He's merely a Jerkass Luddite until he gets akumatized. He refuses to consider anything that does not fit into his traditionalist mindset.
- Foil: To Gina, his (ex?) wife. Both are Marinette's grandparents who were Akumatized thanks to their granddaughter's actions during a family member's birthday (Tom's for Rolland and Marinette's for Gina, with said birthdays being the main factor for their Akumatization). However, while Gina is a Cool Old Lady who hasn't let the modern world intimidate her and absolutely adores Marinette, Rolland is a Grumpy Old Man who despises modernity and has never heard of Marinette before his introduction. If that's not enough, their Akumatized forms also contrast each other in different ways (see their pages for more information).
- Grumpy Old Man: He's extremely irritable and unsociable.
- HeelFace Turn: Eventually, Marinette manages to get through to him.
- I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham: When he finally tries Tom's altered recipe, he admits that it actually is as good as everyone says it is.
- I Have No Son!: Disowned Tom after he changed the family's traditional bread recipe.
- Irony: He expresses a grudge against the Romans for conquering the Gauls and trying to change their traditions, his ancestor's bread being the main reason... yet he married an Italian.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Underneath that crabby traditionalist exterior is a man who after not leaving his home for 20 years deeply misses his family.
- Meaningful Name: Rolland. As in bread rolls.
- Papa Wolf: Grandpapa Wolf in this case, but after recovering from his akumatization, his first thought is panic at the possibility that Marinette might be in danger.
- The Shut-In: He hasn't left his house in 20 years. The only person he talks to on a regular basis is the guy who delivers his groceries.
- Serious Business: Bread is very serious business to this man. Look above under Berserk Button to see what he considers to be ruining bread.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He's a rather plain-looking old man, while his wife is a Silver Fox.
Agreste Family and Associates
Emilie Agreste is Gabriel Agreste's wife and Adrien's mother. She is currently in a stasis chamber in a coma underneath the Agreste mansion.
- Ambiguous Situation: Emilie is said to have disappeared, but it's not clear what the circumstances behind it are. Gabriel has her body preserved in a mausoleum beneath his home, and it's not clear if she's actually dead or merely being kept in stasis of some kind. In any case, Gabriel clearly doesn't have the means to revive/heal her without the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses. In "Stormy Weather 2", Nathalie states that Emilie is merely in a deep sleep but is only falling deeper as time goes on. In the webisode "Gabriel", Gabriel mentions that had he and Emilie not used the Peacock Miraculous she wouldn't be in the condition she is now, all but confirming the Miraculous is responsible for Emilie's coma. This makes sense that the Ladybug and Cat Miraculous are the only thing which can save her given a Miraculous is responsible for her condition.
- Ambiguously Evil: Adrien and Gabriel seem to remember her as a good person, but the show hints that Emilie might be sketchier than they let on. It's made clear by many of Adrien's statements that Gabriel's abhorrent parenting techniques date back to before Emilie's disappearance, implying that she at least went along with them. Furthermore, she worked with Gabriel in his initial pursuit of the Miraculouses, and used the Peacock one herself, for reasons unknown.
- Family Eye Resemblance: Adrien has inherited her green eyes. This was lampshaded by Ladybug in the English dub.
- Family Theme Naming: Her name is two letters off from her sister Amelie. May be Theme Twin Naming, due to their resemblance.
- Good Parents: Implied. While Adrien's relationship with his father is strained, there is not a single hint this applies to his mother. He has shown numerous times to deeply love his mother, keeping many pictures of her on his phone and becoming depressed in "A Christmas Special" because it is his first Christmas without her.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair and is regarded as a loving wife and mother, and appeared closer to Adrien than Gabriel is.
- Happily Married: Implied. While not much is known about her relationship with Gabriel, there are moments that show they had a loving marriage — He keeps many pictures of her in their home and that Adrien explained in the webisode, "Adrien's Double Life", that ever since Mrs. Agreste disappeared, Gabriel has been a "changed man".
- Ill Girl: Emilie used to suffer from dizzy spells, the same ones Nathalie suffers from now.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Implied to be this to Gabriel. According to Adrien in a webisode, she disappeared, leaving her husband a changed man and in "A Christmas Special", he is shown looking at her portrait forlornly.
- The Lost Lenore: Played with. Emilie isn't dead, just in a very deep sleep.
- Missing Mom: To Adrien. She disappeared some time before the series premiere and "A Christmas Special" reveals that her disappearance happened some time in the last year, as it is Adrien's first Christmas without her.
- Motherly Side Plait: In all of Adrien's photos of her, Emilie wears her hair in a large corkscrew curl draped over her left shoulder. Very fitting for a woman said to be a good-hearted wife and mother.
- Mysterious Parent: Even more-so than her husband; almost no information about Emilie, like the circumstances of her disappearance, has been brought to light yet. Although, it is known that Emilie was a former holder of the Peacock Miraculous.
- Nice Girl: Not much is known about her, except she was stated to be kind-hearted and a loving mother/wife to her family.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: They pretty much just took a photo of Tara Strong, recolored the dress and gave her a new face. In fact, the writers admitted that they modeled Mrs. Agreste's design on Tara.
- No Name Given: Until "Gorizilla", Emilie was only ever referred to as [Adrien's] mother or [Gabriel's] wife.
- The Reveal: "Style Queen" reveals she was comatose before the start of the show, and Hawk Moth wants to collect the Miraculouses in order to revive her.
- Shout-Out: The portrait of her that hangs in Mr. Agreste's office is a shout out to Gustav Klimt's Woman in Gold.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Looks very much like her sister Amelie, to the point where Adrien briefly mistakes the latter for her. Justified, as the two are implied to be twins.
Akumatized form: Gorizilla
Adrien's bodyguard and driver for the Agreste family.
- Animal Motifs: He's sometimes called "The Gorilla" in-show (which is French slang for a bodyguard). In "Simon Says", he's even hypnotized to act like an actual gorilla. And in "Gorizilla", he's akumatized into the titular villain, which is a giant gorilla.
- Badass Bystander: Downplayed since it never amounts to anything, but there are several instances where he challenges an Akuma to protect Adrien.
- Bait-and-Switch Boss: He is set up to be the antagonist of "Gigantitan" after he gets caught up in Marinette's Zany Scheme to get a date with Adrien, but he calms down at the last second and the role goes to a nearby infant. He gets his turn as an akuma in "Gorizilla".
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Despite his extremely intimidating appearance, he is fond of Adrien and often goes behind his boss's back to make him happy.
- Closet Geek: He reads superhuman comic books and has an extensive collection of superhuman action figures.
- The Driver: His main role is to drive Adrien around in the Agreste's family car, although he sometimes also acts as his bodyguard.
- Hidden Badass: His large size makes him someone you don't want to end up fighting. In "Simon Says", when the titular akuma shows up in the studio, he immediately puts himself between Adrien, Nino and Simon Says, before charging at the guy without hesitation. Goes about as good as you would expect, but hey, this guy takes his job seriously.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be a serious, grim, and stoic man, but his reaction to seeing that Adrien is safe in "Gigantitan" shows that he really does care for his young charge. He also often disobeys his boss on many occasions like letting Adrien have a party in "Party Crasher".
- Locked Out of the Loop: No indication has been given that he knows that Gabriel is Hawk Moth.
- No Name Given: Even the show's creator just calls him "The Gorilla". The most given by the show is his name in Adrien's contact list where he is simply called "G".
- Pet the Dog: In "Chat Blanc", when Marinette breaks up with Adrien and runs off, Adrien begs him to let him go after her. Gabriel told him not to, but he disregards the order and lets Adrien go. He also seems to witness Adrien transforming into Chat Noir, but unlike Nathalie, he doesn't seem to report it to Gabriel. Of course, reporting it to Gabriel would require actually speaking, and he isn't very fond of that.
- Primal Fear: The New York special reveals he's deeply afraid of flying. He has to listen to relaxing music throughout the plane ride and even when he lands.
- Satellite Character: Even more so than Nathalie, as his appearances coincides mainly with Adrien.
- Serious Business:
- According to Hawk Moth in "Gigantitan", the Gorilla takes his job as a chauffeur very seriously, to the point that a few parking tickets made him susceptible to being akumatized before he calmed down at the last second.
- He is an avid collector of action hero figures. So much that he is willing to go behind Gabriel's back by letting Adrien's friends throw a party in the house for a few rare ones.
- Spanner in the Works: In "Chat Blanc", Gabriel orders him to not let Adrien go after Marinette after the latter breaks up with the former. When he disobeys him, it leads to Adrien revealing his identity to Marinette, Nathalie, and Gabriel. As a result, Gabriel is able to emotionally manipulate Adrien so that he can akumatize him, which leads to the End of the World as We Know It. However, Ladybug from an alternate timeline is at least able to reverse it, because if the Gorilla had followed his orders instead, then Marinette would have been akumatized.
- Token Good Teammate: Between himself, Gabriel, and Nathalie, he's the only one who's not actively crusading for Hawk Moth's goals (at least when not akumatized).
- To Be Lawful or Good: Despite being under Gabriel's payroll, he frequently disobeys him in order to let Adrien do what he wants to do, firmly setting him as the Good part of this trope.
- The Voiceless: He never bothers to speak; he just grunts menacingly a couple of times.
Adrien's cousin, whom he hasn't seen in a year.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Disguised as Adrien, he flirts with Ladybug and tries to kiss her at one point, something that sets her off and leads her to know that he is not the real Adrien.
- The Ace: He can dunk a basketball into a basket just by moving his arm while standing with the basket behind him, and like Adrien, he takes karate lessons, knows how to effectively play chess and card games.
- Ambiguously Human: Félix displays physical characteristics well beyond anything any regular human characters have displayed. The strength and agility he possesses has only been seen in Miraculous holders, Akumatized villains or Sentimonsters. And yet Félix seems to be perfectly human. However, it is worth noting that, even though their mothers appear to be identical twins, the likelihood of him and Adrien being naturally identical is extremely unlikely.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He is arrogant enough to start a fight with three supervillains, and he actually holds his own and even manages to steal the akumatized object.
- Badass Normal: Like his cousin, he's fairly skilled in karate, and manages to briefly hold his own against three Akumatized villains.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Acts nice and affable to his cousin. It's all a front.
- Bullying a Dragon: While disguised as Adrien, he gets forceful with Ladybug and tries to make her kiss him. He gets clocked in the face for this.
- Decomposite Character: The Félix of the 2D video (a Jerk with a Heart of Gold Manipulative Bastard who was secretly Cat Noir) was divided into two characters — Félix got the name, look, and personality (except with less redeeming qualities), while Adrien got the Deuteragonist status and the identity of Cat Noir.
- Disappeared Dad: Félix's father died at some point after Emilie disappeared.
- Distaff Counterpart: He is this with Lila Rossi. Both of them are rich teenagers who are good at manipulating people around them, and are also people Adrien believes at first to be like this because of their respective absent parents. They will willingly do everything including teaming up with Hawk Moth to get what they want, and have no remorse for doing this. Both Lila and Félix also got away from punishment for their malicious actions, and also wanted to ruin both the protagonist reputation for petty reasons.
- Dramatic Irony: Briefly swears to assist Hawk Moth in stealing the Miraculouses, while asking the latter to help him steal his aunt and uncle's wedding rings. Hawk Moth, of course, is secretly Gabriel, and would not willingly give his ring to Félix.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: If his and Amelie's interaction near the end of his titular episode is any indication, they love each other mutually.
- Evil Counterpart: He's essentially what Adrien would have been if he has Lila Rossi's manipulative side.
- Evil Is Petty: Sending all of Adrien's friends an insulting video message did not remotely have anything to do with his and his mother's mission. Later, he tries to throw his lot in with Hawk Moth for assistance in stealing Gabriel and Emilie's wedding rings.
- Expy Coexistence: Félix was originally intended to be Cat Noir, but in the show proper, the role went to Adrien. However, Félix is introduced in the third season, as Adrien's cousin.
- Hate Sink: The fact that he not only turns Adrien's friends on him by sending them an insulting video while disguised as him, but also was willing to throw in his lot with Hawk Moth, makes him a rather loathsome individual, especially since he showns no (genuine) remorse for his actions.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Although Félix has a questionable morality, he is not wrong to remark that Chloé is still the same annoying Spoiled Brat. While she does have Character Development, Chloé remains selfish and arrogant, and it gets even worse when she pulls a FaceHeel Turn in the end of Season 3.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: At the end of the episode, Félix admits that he did the wrong thing, and Adrien is willing to forgive him... only for it to turn out that Félix stole Gabriel's wedding ring.
- Lack of Empathy: Like his mother. He turns Adrien's own friends against him despite not having anything to gain from it, and feels no genuine remorse for it.
- Manipulative Bastard: Takes advantage of Adrien's kindness to get a window to insult his classmates, and later to escape with Gabriel's wedding ring.
- Mugging the Monster: Steals a wedding ring from his uncle, who unbeknownst to him is secretly Hawk Moth. If Gabriel's reaction is any indication, this will not end well for him.
- Mythology Gag: Félix appears in the 2D promo video for Miraculous, in which he was Chat Noir. Although that is no longer the case here, his motivation is still heavily tied to a ring.
- Nom de Mom: Graham de Vanily is the maiden name of his mother and aunt. His father's surname is never revealed.
- Reverse Arm-Fold: Villainous example. This is his common posture, distinguishing himself from the kinder and friendlier Adrien.
- The Sociopath: Implied given his Manipulative Bastard tendencies, and the fact that he destroyed Adrien's relationship with his friends for kicks and even tried to throw in his lot with Hawk Moth willingly, not feeling any genuine remorse for any of it.
- Teens Are Monsters: The third actively malicious teenager in the series after Chloé and Lila.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Aside from his clothing and hairstyle, he's practically identical to his cousin Adrien, enough that the two would pretend to be each other in their childhoods, once tricking Gabriel and Emilie for a whole weekend. Nowadays, Félix uses the trick for very different reasons.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Adrien (who may just be naive and never suspected him as malicious) and Amelie (who is also as bad as he is), Felix used to be this, having played with Adrien more happily when they were younger.
- Villainous Mother-Son Duo: While he and Amelie are small potatoes compared to Hawk Moth, Mayura, and Lila, they're nonetheless out to steal Gabriel and Emilie's wedding rings.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts fairly cheerful when meeting Gabriel and Adrien again, except she's only there to steal Gabriel and Emilie's wedding rings.
- Clothing Reflects Personality: While her sister is only ever seen in white, Amelie is only ever seen in all-black.
- Family Theme Naming: Her name is two letters off from her sister Emilie. May be Theme Twin Naming, due to their resemblance.
- Foil: To Chloé's mother Audrey. Audrey makes no effort to hide her nastiness and her treatment of her daughter is neglectful at best and outright abusive at worst. Meanwhile, Amelie carefully masks her true nature behind a façade of friendliness and appears to have a much happier relationship with her son (though she's clearly still a bad influence on him).
- Lack of Empathy: Gives Gabriel some thinly-veiled mockery for wearing his wedding ring after Emilie's disappearance, despite having lost her own husband around the same time.
- Mugging the Monster: Although she doesn't know it, the person whose wedding ring she's trying to steal is Hawk Moth.
- So Proud of You: Gives one to Félix after she finds out that he stole Gabriel's ring.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Looks very much like her sister Emilie, to the point where Adrien briefly mistakes her for Emilie. It's implied that they're twins.
- Villainous Mother-Son Duo: While she and Félix are small potatoes compared to Hawk Moth, Mayura, and Lila, they're nonetheless out to steal Gabriel and Emilie's wedding rings, and Amelie's conversation with her son implies there's more to the rings than meets the eye.
The Bourgeois Family and Associates
Akumatized forms: Malediktator, Heart Hunter (with Audrey)
Chloé's father and mayor of Paris.
- Doting Parent: Deconstructed. André pays for Chloé's every whim and uses his status to ensure she never has to face the consequences of her actions, effectively turning Chloé into the spoiled brat she is today. Though at the end of "Kung Food" he apparently put his foot down for once, kicking Chloé off the jury of his hotel's cooking competition because she sabotaged a contestant.
- To Gabriel Agreste — In matters of parenting styles, Mayor Bourgeois is the opposite. While Gabriel is aloof and has placed restriction after restriction on his son's life, André is usually personable, but gives his daughter more freedom than is safe or healthy. Also, while Gabriel is openly rude to everyone he does have a softer side, André is more friendly in comparison, but can be quite obnoxious, especially when it comes to his daughter.
- To Tom and Sabine — Both are loving parents to their respective daughters, but while Tom and Sabine know when to discipline Marinette for her behavior, André constantly excuses Chloé's brattiness.
- Henpecked Husband: His wife has absolutely no respect for him and she has him completely under her thumb. The prospect of disappointing Audrey leads him to go along with his daughter's scheme in "Frightningale".
- Mayor Pain: Of the incompetent kind. He fires Officer Roger on a spur of the moment because he accidentally upset Chloé, among others abuses of power. The "Darkblade" episode also implies he's a Sleazy Politician.
- Papa Wolf: Deconstructed. If he feels that his daughter has been wronged, he will go to any lengths to help her... even if it means jumping to conclusions and using his position to threaten others.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: He's not above abusing his power to get his way, and it's usually similar to his daughter's hissy fits.
- Sleazy Politician: Mayor Bourgeois is implied to be one. While he doesn't seem to be a bad man, Chloé claims that, if there is one thing her father's campaign tactics have taught her, it is that the way to win an election is to make your opponents look bad. It's worth noting two of the villains were created as a result of his actions.
Akumatized forms: Style Queen, Heart Hunter (with André)
Chloé's henpecking mother, known for being one of the harshest fashion critics.
- Abusive Parents: When Audrey isn't neglecting Chloé, she's putting her down every minute or mis-remembering her name. Even if she's nice to her daughter, it's while encouraging her to be spiteful and selfish.
- Accidental Misnaming: Audrey has as much of a head for names as Chloé. It comes of as Malicious Misnaming at times, since she is too self-centered to be concerned with the names of her husband or daughter.
- All There in the Script: Her first name wasnt said onscreen until "Style Queen".
- Alpha Bitch: She makes Chloé look nice by comparison, constantly firing (or trying to) anyone around her for the most minor of slights.
- Bad Boss: She tends to fire people at the drop of a hat, even people that don't even work for her. This is so prominent that "you're fired" becomes the catchphrase of her akumatized form.
- Catch Phrase: "You're fired." She also uses Chloe's "Ridiculous! Utterly ridiculous!" (or rather the other way around) and variants on it.
- Caustic Critic: Audrey is a high profile fashion critic, and legendary for being impossible to please.
- Domestic Abuse: Her treatment of André is frankly emotional abuse, demeaning and insulting him for the slightest thing and making him terrified of disobeying her. He seems to have wised up to this as he wants her as far away from him as possible, so she's moved on to threatening to take Chloé away.
- The Dreaded: In "Frightningale", André is reluctant to sabotage Clara's video (although Chloé is pushing him to do so, likely to spite Marinette). However, all it takes is Chloé threatening to call Audrey for him to be willing. She is so bad that Hawk Moth (who knows her personally) is confident that she would make a villain so vile that he would finally succeed, and after she is defeated he actually retires from being Hawk Moth since he feels there's no point in trying anymore if not even a villain made from someone that evil could win (of course, said retirement ends up being of the ten minute variety).
- Foil: To Emilie Agreste — both are the Missing Moms of wealthy families, but Mrs. Agreste disappeared relatively recently (less than a year before Ladybug and Cat Noir first became active) under mysterious circumstances, while Mrs. Bourgeois, if Chloé's flashback is any indication, intentionally abandoned her family years before the story began. When she is seen in person in the "Queen's Battle" trilogy, even more contrasts to Emilie can be seen. Audrey is a selfish jerk to everyone and prioritizes herself over her own family, while Emilie was a good parent to Adrien and had a genuine relationship with Gabriel, so much so that he became Hawk Moth in order to get her back.
- Generation Xerox: Her debut episode makes it very clear where Chloé got her Alpha Bitch behavior from.
- Hate Sink: Shes an older Chloé without the redeeming qualities, and she treats her daughter, husband, and staff poorly. The fact that she can even make the viewer feel sorry for Chloé and André, who are normally hate sinks in their own right, tells you just how awful she is.
- It's All About Me: After getting to know Audrey, it's clear where Chloé gets her narcissism and inflated ego from. Audrey thinks that everything is supposed to her way, and even believes she has the authority to fire people who don't even work for her. She even tells her own daughter that the only thing that's exceptional about her is her own mother.
- Jerkass: She is even worse than Chloé - a narcissistic, egotistical prima donna who thinks she is above everyone else and even treats her daughter very poorly.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her nastiness she is capable of genuine kindness, as evidenced when she and her husband make up with each other after Hawk Moth purifies them of being Heart Hunter.
- Like Mother, Like Daughter: If her behavior in "Style Queen" is anything to go by, Chloe gets most of her Alpha Bitch tendencies from her. She is narcissistic, conceited, believes everyone and everything should cater to her and believes she has the authority to fire anybody (including people who don't even work for her). It is not until the end of "Queen Wasp" does she realize this and promise to be nicer (to Chloe, anyway).
- Missing Mom: She left Chloé to pursue a career in America when she was only a toddler. She returns in the "Queen's Battle" two-parter.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Likely named for fashion icon Audrey Hepburn.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her appearance (bob haircut, large sunglasses), attitude (caustic, with extremely high standards), and status (one of the biggest names in fashion) make her an exaggerated sendup of Anna Wintour.
- Parental Abandonment: "Despair Bear" suggests that she left her husband and daughter years ago. It is revealed in "Style Queen" that she lives in New York where she does most of her work.
- Parental Neglect: In "Zombizou", Sabrina mentions that Audrey never bothered to remember birthdays, likely including her own daughter's.
- Rich Bitch: Audrey is dumbfounded that she would be made to walk on a fabric carpet when she ordered a marble one.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Turns out Chloé got this trait from her, as she's happy to use her husband's position to demand ridiculous things.
- Shadow Archetype: Audrey, who puts her daughter's selfishness and arrogance to shame, is clearly what Chloé will become if she doesn't clean up her act and learn humility.
- Shared Family Quirks: She and Chloé share a lot of mannerisms. At least some of this is Chloé consciously copying her.
- Too Dumb to Live: Much like her daughter, Audrey does not know when to draw the line when it comes to pushing other people's buttons. She does not seem the least bit alarmed by Chloé's transformation into Queen Bee, nor does she seem concerned that her husband (who she has been kicking around because he won't abuse his power) was akumatized, continuing to Kick the Dog in spite of this.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: André is an overweight man, and seemingly older than the statuesque Audrey.
- You Are the New Trend: She has a lot of sway in the fashion world, having turned Gabriel from "drawing his unworldly designs in his dismal, cramped studio" into one of the richest fashion-moguls in France, something she almost did with Marinette.
Akumatized form: Despair Bear
An employee at André's hotel who acts as Chloé's personal valet.
- Ascended Extra: He doesn't even have a confirmed name, yet he manages to star as a villain in his own episode in Season 2.
- The Conscience: Invoked in "Despair Bear," where he pushes Chloé to improve her personality by asking her what her stuffed bear would do.
- Nice Guy: He's been looking out for Chloé since she was a little girl, and is more patient with her than you would think humanly possible. When Adrien threatened to end his friendship with her, he comforted her and encouraged her to be a better person, so as to amend their relationship.
- No Name Given: His name has yet to be revealed. Chloé doesn't care enough to learn it, and just calls him different compound names that start with Jean. Audrey does call him "Jean-Yves", but given how she gets her own daughter's name wrong all the time, this might not be his actual name either.
- Old Retainer: He's not old per se, but he's apparently been working for the Bourgeoises since Chloé was a toddler, and acts as the fatherly figure that André does not provide by acknowledging her shortcomings and encouraging her to improve.
- One Steve Limit: Possibly averted: if Chloé is right about his first name being Jean, then he shares a first name with Recurring Extra Jean Duparc.
Akumatized form: Animan
The zookeeper at Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes and the father of Alya and her siblings.
- Ambiguously Brown: Otis may be of Martinicquan descent, considering that he's the father of Alya.
- Berserk Button: Insulting his animals, it's what got him akumatized in the first place.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has some thick eyebrows.
- Family Theme Naming: The names of him and his family are related to jazz singers (in his case, Otis Redding).
- Friend to All Living Things: Otis is very serious about his job as zookeeper and feels that his animals deserve respect.
- One Degree of Separation: Otis makes a few background appearances in the 2016 Christmas special which confirm him◊ to be part of the Césaire family, specifically her father.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Downplayed. Otis isn't ugly, but is a fat man with unkempt, bushy hair. Marlena, on the other hand, is a conventionally attractive woman.
Alya's mother and the head chef at Le Grand Paris.
- Ambiguously Brown: Marlena may be of Martinicquan descent, considering that she's the mother of Alya.
- Brutal Honesty: While she is nicer than the other judges, Marlena doesn't hide her opinion of Cheng's dish (which was messed with by Chloé).
- Curtains Match the Windows: Brown hair and brown eyes.
- Family Theme Naming: The names of her and her family are related to jazz singers (in her case, Marlena Shaw).
- Nice Girl: Very kind and considerate.
- Supreme Chef: Implied. She is the head chef at an expensive hotel, after all.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Downplayed. Marlena is a conventionally attractive woman. Otis, on the other hand, isn't ugly, but is a fat man with unkempt, bushy hair.
Akumatized form: Anansi
A boxer, and Alya's overprotective older sister.
- Adult Fear: Nora points out that supervillains could attack at any time and that Alya has been directly endangered on at least four separate occasions.
- Amazonian Beauty: She's by far the most muscular female character on the show, but she's no less easy on the eyes.
- Badass Normal: Nora has no powers, but in "Mayura", she leads a small army of Parisians against Hawk Moth's akuma army.
- Beauty Mark: She has a mole under her right eye.
- The Big Girl: She completely towers over Alya and her friends.
- Boxing Battler: Her fighting style.
- Boisterous Bruiser: She's loud, short-tempered, and very proud of her fighting skills.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Apparently, she's used to delivering them, claiming that most of her matches end with her winning in Round 1.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Insists on being called by her ring name, Anansi.
- Epic Fail: Marinette mentions that Nora once tried to protect Alya from an akuma...who turned out to simply be an unfortunate Mr. Banana.
- Foil: To Gabriel Agreste. Both of them are extremely overprotective of a minor relative in their care, to the point of refusing to let said relative leave the house. However, Nora is sincere about wanting to protect Alya, while Gabriel is an abusive Control Freak who is actively causing the situations that put Adrien at risk.
- Gender-Blender Name: Well, a nickname. Anansi spiders are named after a male character from African folklore. Might double as Tomboyish Name.
- Handwraps of Awesome: Never seen without them.
- Jerkass Has a Point: She wasn't wrong about Alya being in constant danger by akuma victims.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Nora is unbelievably overprotective of Alya and underestimates Nino and even Ladybug and Cat Noir, but that's only because she loves her younger sister and doesn't want anything bad to happen to her.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: She takes a page out of the Gabriel Agreste parenting guide when it comes to overprotectiveness.
- Martial Arts Uniform: Never seen without her kickboxing outfit.
- Nerves of Steel:
Nora: Fear? [laughs] Little sister, fear is afraid of me!
- In "Catalyst", she beats back a swarm of akumas without batting an eyelash, avoiding akumatization due to her total lack of fear.
Nora: Parisians, we can be heroes just for one day!
- In "Mayura" she leads the charge against an army of supervillains.
- The Nicknamer: Quickly dubs Marinette "Baguette", Nino "Cappy", and Adrien "Cell Phone Boy" note . She also refers to the group at large as "flyweights".
- Remember the New Guy?: All the characters know her already in her debut episode. Alya even lampshades that she can't remember the last time she spent time with her sister.
- Statuesque Stunner: Nora is a really tall girl.
Akumatized form: Sapotis
Alya's younger twin sisters.
- Always Identical Twins: The first pair of twins shown in the series; they're identical girls.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: While Alya clearly loves them, they mess with her to the point that she gets worn out and frustrated with them.
- Catch Phrase: "It's not us, it's the Sapotis!" They use it as excuse for their bad behavior.
- Family Theme Naming: Like the rest of their family, they're named for jazz singers, in this case Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Though they wear matching outfits, they're color-coded to tell them apart; one wears pink and the other wears blue.
- Single-Minded Twins: Appear to have the same personality, and all their actions are as a unit. Heck, they even get akumatised together.
- Theme Twin Naming: Etta and Ella. Doubles as Family Theme Naming.
- Trickster Twins: Even before being akumatized, they are mischievous and love messing with Alya.
Akumatized form: Prime Queen
A television personality and reporter, and friend of Marinette's parents. Occasionally has Marinette babysit her daughter, Manon Chamack.
- Catch Phrase: Her catchphrase is "Don't be bemused, it's just the news", as seen in "Darkblade" and "Princess Fragrance."
- Deadline News: Pixelator, The Collector, Robostus, the Sapotis and Zombizou have all interrupted her broadcasts on them in various ways.
- Economy Cast: All of Paris' reporting and journalism is apparently done by her. She can even be a news anchor when needed, despite working on the field most of the time.
- Good Parents: Despite what must be a very demanding career, Nadja is caring and attentive to Manon, and she can be very stern with her daughter if necessary, wanting her to learn good virtues.
- Intrepid Reporter: It often appears that nothing will stop Nadja from getting her story. She even interviews supervillains on two occasions, and pays the price.
- Nice Girl: She is friendly to others, and unquestionably a good mother to her daughter.
- Shipper with an Agenda: She wants Ladybug and Cat Noir to admit they're in love and kiss...because it would good for her show's ratings.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She is partially responsible for Armand D'Argencourt's and Manon's akumatizations.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has fuchsia hair, though we don't know if it's dyed or a case of Hair Color Dissonance (in some shots, it looks brown or auburn).
Akumatized form: The Puppeteer
An occasional babysitting charge of Marinette, and the daughter of Nadja Chamack, a friend of Marinette's parents and a television personality and reporter.
- Ambiguously Brown: Manon has tan skin. Given her mother's light complexion, she may be biracial.
- Family Eye Resemblance: Manon looks almost nothing like Nadja besides the same amber eyes.
- Genki Girl: She's so hyperactive that she gives Marinette a run for her money.
- Girlish Pigtails: She's a little girl, so clearly this is how her hair is styled.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: According to her mother, she has a mountain of toys in her room, and she gets akumatized over Marinette's stuffed dolls.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Turns these on Marinette to try to get her to lend her the Ladybug doll.
- Spoiled Brat: Downplayed, as she acts this way but she isn't shown to be spoiled.
Akumatized form: Captain Hardrock
Luka and Juleka's mother who lives in a houseboat with her children. She loves speaking like a pirate, freedom and blasting loud music.
- Cool Old Lady: A bombastic middle-aged woman who takes joy in blasting loud rock music.
- Family Theme Naming: Like her two children, her name ends in "-ka".
- Karma Houdini: Never turns her speakers down all the way, in addition to all the other permits she lacked for her houseboat, but Officer Roger gives her a pass, possibly as a sign of good faith post-akuma.
- Large Ham: Anarka has very little volume control.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: Both her children seem to be far more mellow than she is.
- Moral Myopia: As part of her pirate thing, she doesn't respect law enforcement...or regulations. It turns out her houseboat breaks several regulations and lacks permits, which was only discovered because she refused Roger's request she turn her speakers down from the dangerous noise levels they were at. Her rage at getting ticketed is what makes her become Captain Hardrock, but she was the one in the wrong.
- The Pig-Pen: While she's not obviously dirty herself, she does chastise Marinette for cleaning up the boat since she apparently likes things messy, and throws all the trash Marinette picked up back on the floor.
- Punny Name: Anarka, as in "anarchy". Doubles as a Meaningful Name, given her love of personal freedom and contempt for law enforcement.
- In addition, her last name sounds like "acouphene", which is French for "tinnitus". Given how loud Anarka likes her music, hearing loss is probably in her future.
- Talk Like a Pirate: She insists on speaking in this manner for no apparent reason other than to have fun with the fact she lives on a houseboat.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Extremely bombastic and eccentric, especially by comparison to the more mellow Luka and shy Juleka.
Akumatized form: Startrain
Max's mother. She is a train conductor who dreams of becoming an astronaut.
- Family Versus Career: Downplayed. She was forced to put her dream of becoming an astronaut on hold in order to raise Max. Now that he's a teenager who can be trusted to take care of himself for an extended period of time, she's able to pursue said dream in earnest. Even so, she states herself that she didnt want to miss Max grow up, and is very close to and proud of her son.
Akumatized form: Robostus
A small but highly advanced robot built by Max Kanté.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted. Markov only went rogue due to Hawk Moth's influence and is otherwise nothing but friendly.
- Benevolent A.I.: Markov is a polite, innocent, helpful little robot.
- Blue Is Heroic: His overall colour is blue and he's quite friendly.
- Brutal Honesty: Markov tells Ms. Mendeliev she's unreasonable for talking down to him and Max, and it's the final straw that gets him confiscated.
- Constantly Curious: As an AI that can get information by itself, Markov is always asking questions.
- Cute Critters Act Childlike: Thought not exactly a "critter", Markov is innocent and perpetually curious and utterly adorable.
- Cute Machines: A small robot with an adorable design.
- Do Androids Dream?: Ms. Mendeleiev and Principal Damocles both question whether Markov, as a robot, can truly have feelings. As Hawk Moth demonstrates by akumatizing him, the answer is a definite "yes."Hawk Moth: Two dear friends who've been separated...there is nothing artificial about those emotions!
- Flight: Markov has a small propeller that allow him to fly.
- Heroic Bystander: In "Startrain", he assists the heroes in disabling the deathtraps despite being in a life or death situation.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Likely named with the Russian mathematician Andrei Markov in mind.
- Nice Guy: A friendly, polite robot.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Not in appearance, but certainly in personality.
- Robot Buddy: Markov is a robot created by Max and is the latter's best friend.
- Schizo Tech: Magical superheroes aside, the technology shown in Miraculous Ladybug is roughly equivalent to that of the real world at the time of airing. Markov is the second exception to this (after Alix's watch which isn't actually an exception; it's tied to the magical superheroes, meaning Markov really is the first case) — a robot who is able to fly, communicate with others, and possesses enough sentience to be akumatized. The really impressive part? He was built by a teenager!
- Secret Keeper: He is present when Max is granted the Horse Miraculous in "Startrain", and is thus aware that Max is Pegasus.
- Wingding Eyes: His eyes can change form to shapes like hearts, question marks or exclamation points. Of course, it's justified by him being a robot with a screen for a face.
Alix and Jalil's father. A historian who works at the Louvre.
- Early Installment Character Design Difference: His hair is dark brown in "Timebreaker", but reddish-orange in "The Pharaoh".
- Good Parents: Alim is shown to be a supportive parent when understanding Alix's wish to be with her friends in "Timebreaker" and has shown when to get strict when needed as seen when scolding his son for almost breaking the rules in "The Pharaoh".
- Schizo Tech: The family watch he gave to Alix in "Timebreaker", which has holographic capabilities. Ultimately justified when "Timetagger" reveals the watch's true nature.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: He's an historian, so of course he wears glasses.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His dismissal of Jalil's theories directly leads to his son's akumatization.
Akumatized form: Pharaoh
Alix's older brother and a young historian.
- As You Know: He explains to his father about the history behind a scroll from the Louvre's Egyptian exhibit, even though Mr. Kubdel is the exhibit's director and already knows all about it, leading to some Lampshade Hanging.
- Cloudcuckoolander: As shown in "Kwamibuster", he seems to believe that the pyramids were alien spaceships, much to Alix's embarassment.
- Didn't Think This Through: As Marinette notes, Jalil is quick to make assumptions without thinking ahead.
- It's All About Me: Jalil was willing to risk his safety and father's job just to prove he was right about a spell.
- The Klutz: Downplayed. Jalil is only a bit clumsy.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Jalil wears circular glasses and is able to translate an ancient papyrus by himself and wants to perform the spell that is written on it.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He shares a lot of his father's facial features.
- The Unfavorite: While the French dub is clear to state that the heirloom pocket watch goes to the youngest child of the family (and thus Jalil wasn't skipped maliciously), Thomas Astruc also stated that Mr. Kubdel favors Alix because Jalil can be absentminded and prone to making snap judgments.
Jagged Stone and Associates
Akumatized form: Guitar Villain
A popular rock star of whom both Marinette and Adrien are fans.
- Accent Adaptation: In the original French version he speaks with a pronounced American accent, but in the English dub he has a British accent.
- Be Yourself: Jagged Stone is shown to believe this in "Guitar Villain". He adamantly refuses his producer's insistence to copy a trendy DJ, because he prefers Doing It for the Art and encourages Marinette to do the same with her designs.
- British Rockstar: The English dub takes this route with him, as he's given a British accent and he's already clearly inspired by Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones (the Eiffel Tower glasses he requests in his first appearance are pure '70s Elton John). However, this isn't the case in the original French version since he has a pronounced American accent instead.
- Doing It for the Art: In-Universe, this is the kind of musician he is. He couldn't care less if he's not at the top of the sales charts, as long as he gets to do his own thing. Of course, #2 is still nothing to sneeze at, which he points out to his producer.
- Eccentric Millionaire: He leans towards this; he picks fights with his producer, has a very unique and distinct style, gives his pet crocodile baths in hotel bathtubs, and so on.
- Fingerless Gloves: He wears lacy, black fingerless gloves.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Suggested to be genuinely fond of Marinette.
- Keet: He's wild and loves to be entertained.
- Large Ham: Extremely extroverted and bombastic, Jagged tends to dominate any scene he's in.
- Multicolored Hair: Black and purple. Justified, as he's a rock star.
- Nice Guy: Aside from his hamminess, Jagged is very humble and friendly for a famous rocker. When Marinette brings him an album cover concept that isn't very artistic but similar to what his manager—who's more interested in money than artistic integrity—would like, he realizes that his manager told Marinette that he wanted something like that and politely asks her to make another one by following her own instincts.
- Punny Name: His name is a pun on the genre "Hard Rock" while also calling back to Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones. His assistant's last name is Rolling, furthering the reference.
- The Rock Star: Has the typical look and popularity, but the show refrains from portraying more adult aspects of the trope (eg. Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll).
Jagged Stone's pet crocodile.
- All Animals Are Dogs: When he is not helping Jagged Stone threaten somebody, he behaves like a dog. He pants, wags his tail, likes getting his belly-scratched, etc.
- Angry Guard Dog: When Jagged Stone is pissed at his manager, Fang will grow menacingly at him, keeping him at a distance from his client. Against Pixelator, he may as well be a house-cat given how useless he is at it.
- Cool Pet: What else would a rock star have for a pet than a crocodile? A dragon perhaps?
- Incompetent Guard Animal: Fang behaves less like the swamp predator that he is and more like a pet dog, wagging his tail, panting with his tongue hanging out, having his belly scratched and so on. In "Pixelator", he consistently act like a lovable pet, so when the titular villain Pixelator breaks into Jagged's hotel room with the intent of kidnapping him, Jagged tries to have Fang attack him, only for the crocodile to roll over, wanting a belly-rub.
Akumatized form: Troublemaker
Jagged Stone's assistant.
- Ambiguously Brown: She has dark skin, but her exact ethnicity is unknown.
- Beleaguered Assistant: Most obvious in "Troublemaker", where she attempts to reconcile Jagged's myriad eccentricities to many different people at the same time.
- She's only beleaguered in that she has a lot of work to do as Jagged's assistant, though. As also shown in "Troublemaker", Jagged does value her, repeatedly mentioning he'd be lost without her.
- Berserk Button: Obsessive fans, if her reaction to Vincent Aza is any indication.
- Character Tics: Tends to click her pen when frustrated.
- Extreme Doormat: In Troublemaker, she goes out of her way to solve everyones problems, eventually causing her to be akumatized.
- Girl Friday: She has to handle much of the business side of the music, while balancing the corporate-minded Bob's demands with Jagged's vision.
- The Kirk: Often ends up having to balance Bob's monetary focus with Jagged's fixation on his art.
- Nice Girl: Penny can be a little stern when work is involved, but other then that she's a very professional, helpful and hardworking person who is also kind, thoughtful and supportive.
- Punny Name: Penny Rolling, who works for Jagged Stone. Put them together and you get "Rolling Stone".
- Subordinate Excuse: "Troublemaker" reveals that Penny's feelings for Jagged are more than professional.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair.
Jagged Stone's producer.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Holds a fake contest to gather bands' material, specifically so XY can rip it off. When called on it, he tries to hide behind his connections.
- Executive Meddling: In-Universe, he tries to push Jagged closer to the trends of the current pop scene, which of course annoys Jagged.
- Hate Sink: Sometimes, Bob's obnoxiousness causes other characters to get fed up, as seen in "Troublemaker" when Tom and Sabine stand up to him for invading Marinette's privacy while he reasons that he just wanted to boost the ratings.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: While he's abrasive and money-minded, he genuinely believes that it's the best way to help Jagged... until "Silencer", where he plagiarizes Kitty Section's song for XY's use, and then mocks Luka and Marinette when they call him out.
- Nepotism: Goes out of his way to help XY, who is his son.
- Only in It for the Money: Tries to sway Jagged toward pursuits that he believes will make him more money. Penny usually has to balance them out.
- Plagiarism in Fiction: He causes the conflict of "Silencer" when he rips off Kitty Section's song and video for XY's use, which gets Luka akumatized.
- Pride: Bob's main vice.Bob: Bottom line is that Bob Roth Records cannot afford to be #2 in sales or rep. a #2 rock star!
- Shout-Out: His name may be a reference to Canadian producer Bob Rock.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: While abrasive and money-minded in the first two seasons, he never sank so low as to plagiarize another artist (not that Jagged would have accepted it) like he does in the third season.
Akumatized form: Desperada
Jagged Stone's guitarist.
- Flat Character: Whilst most episodes that centre around an akumatized villain will explore their personality, background and whatever it is that caused them to become akumatized, Vivica gets basically no attention in her own episode. More of her titular episode is devoted to Adrien and Luka's forays into using the Snake Miraculous. By the end of her episode it is known that she is Jagged's guitarist and she ate his cereal. And that's it.
- Ink-Suit Actor: She looks like a younger version of Morgan Berry, notably thanks to their large bangs on the side of their heads.
- Pubescent Braces: It isn't clear how old Vivica is but she wears braces meaning she's either a teenager or an adult with braces.
Akumatized form: Rogercop
Sabrina's father, a policeman.
- Alliterative Name: Roger Raincomprix.
- Bait-and-Switch Boss: In "Startrain", his agitation over being forced to ignore several lawbreakers in order to take Sabrina to her field trip makes him vulnerable to an akuma, but he calms down before it can reach him.
- Butt-Monkey: Many of his scenes involve him being thrown about by various supervillains.
- By-the-Book Cop: He follows the law to a T, no matter how wealthy or influential the people involved in a case are.
- In "Rogercop", his refusal to arrest a girl without evidence almost costs him his job.
- He also tries to be fair to people only violating things like noise ordinances, giving Anarka a warning that she'll need to turn down the volume on her speakers. But when she gets belligerent about his reasonable request, he promptly charges her with all the other regulations her houseboat was breaking. Post-akuma, he takes her turning the her speakers almost all of the way down as a sign of good faith and doesn't charge her for anything for the rest of the day.
- Determinator: In "Captain Hardrock", he will not stop trying to arrest the titular akuma, even if he is ludicrously outmatched.
- Economy Cast: If a scene requires a cop character, he will probably fill the spot.
- First-Name Basis: Possibly - it's not quite clear if his surname is Roger or Raincomprix (Sabrina's surname).
- Jerkass Ball: Whenever his actions are required to akumatize someone, he'll ticket them for petty reasons like ruining his mood or just because he felt like it.
- Lawful Stupid: He occasionally prioritizes enforcing the law over his own self-preservation when he confronts people who are clearly akumatized and capable of crushing him like a grape.
- Nice Hat: His police cap is dark blue and has the word "police" written in all capital white letters.
- Papa Wolf: When Chloé's father tries to arrest Sabrina, Roger tells him point blank to back off.
- Police Are Useless: Being a muggle cop, Roger is rarely any help against supervillains, although he does try his best. Especially against Captain Hardrock, whom he never gives up the pursuit of leading to him distracting her at an important time for the heroes.
- Punny Name: "Raincomprix" is very phonetically close to "rien compris" ("understood nothing").
- Rank Up: He gets promoted from Officer at the end of "Rogercop".
Akumatized form: Copycat
A young sculptor with a deep admiration and respect for Ladybug and Cat Noir, especially the former whom he has a crush on.
- Ambiguously Brown: Théo has light brown skin and his ethnicity has yet to be specified.
- Curtains Match the Windows: Brown hair and brown eyes.
- Entitled to Have You: He outright states this during his jealous rant about Ladybug, though he seems to have cooled down on this after being freed from his akuma.
- Hopeless Suitor: Even without Cat Noir's lie, Théo's crush on Ladybug would've proven in vain given her only being smitten with Adrien...who is Cat Noir.
- Nice Guy: Theo is a gracious person, at least when Ladybug is actually in the room.
- Oral Fixation: Théo keeps a lollipop stick in his mouth. Leaving it behind when he steals the Mona Lisa clues Cat Noir onto his identity.
- Recurring Extra: Théo keeps popping up in bit roles in later episodes, usually doing part-time work.
- Shipper on Deck: After being de-akimatized, Théo gets over his jealousy and come to peace with Ladybug and Cat Noir being together.
- Younger Than They Look: Appears to be an adult, but confirmed by Word of God to be 16-18.
Akumatized form: Mr. Pigeon
An adult man who loves pigeons.
- Animal Motifs: Pigeons — His eyes are shaped like those of a pigeon's, he wears a grey suit and pigeons have grey feathers, he likes to feed them, and even pretends to be one. It's implied in "Timetagger" that he'll adopt a rat motif.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He pretends to a pigeon.
- Curtains Match the Windows: He has brown hair and eyes.
- Friend to All Living Things: To pigeons and rats, specifically. He's very friendly towards them and likes to feed them in the park even though it's forbidden.
- Gonk: He has two bulbous, protruding eyes and teeth; when compared to the other characters, he looks especially cartoonish.
- Homeless Pigeon Person: While it's unknown if he is actually homeless, he does appear to be generally based on this character archetype.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He really looks like a cartoonish Todd Haberkorn.
- Meaningful Name: "Ramier" is the French word for the common pigeon.
- Nice Hat: He wears a grey fedora hat.
Akumatized form: Pixelator
A freelance photographer who frequently snaps photos of Jagged Stone.
- Ambiguously Gay: His obsession with Jagged Stone can make him sound like a Stalker with a Crush at times. And then there's the pink dye he uses on his hair.
- Camera Fiend: Aza takes photos of Jagged Stone without the guitarists' permission.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Appears on the show "Alternative Truth" with a hypothesis that snow is actually boogers from a giant living in the sky. He fails to convince Mr. Banana.
- Fingerless Gloves: He wears black, fingerless, lace gloves with thick black bands around the ends of the holes.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He's basically Matthew Mercer with a different haircut.
- Loony Fan: Vincent stalked Jagged Stone in hopes of getting some photos, but he's too polite to be considered paparazzi.
- Multicolored Hair: Vincent has blond hair, with the tips of his hair dyed pale pink in an ombré manner.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. Adrien's Italian photographer who appears in a few episodes is also named Vincent.
- Stalker with a Crush: Maybe, but Aza is obsessed with Jagged Stone — He spies on Jagged Stone to take pictures, followed his mother, and has a shrine of him.
Akumatized form: Simon Says
- Hypno Fool: Averted; when Alec challenges him to hypnotize Gabriel Argeste into coming to the studio, Simon quickly protests that hypnotism doesn't work that way.
- Meaningful Name: In the French version, his name is Jacques Grimault, which is a reference to the French version of "Simon Says" called "Jacques à dit."
- Nervous Wreck: Downplayed. Simon gets a bit nervous during the competition, but has enough confidence in his abilities to keep a calm face.
- Nice Guy: Simon is soft-spoken and nice.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Simon bares a resemblance to Harry Houdini.
- Stage Magician: Well, a Stage Hypnotist.
Akumatized form: Gigantitan
A baby whose tantrum attracts a stray akuma.
- Accidental Misnaming: He's too little to pronounce Hawk Moth's name correctly. In the English dub, he says "Hawk moo," and in French, he pronounces Le Papillon as "Pallonnote ."
- Ambiguously Brown: He has tan skin like Alya, but his mother has lighter skin, indicating mixed heritage.
- Baby Talk: Obviously.
- Humble Goal: He gets akumatized over not getting a lollipop.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He likes him his lollipops, and gets victimized by the villains several times over them.
Akumatized form: Glaciator
An ice cream vendor whose ice cream is noted to bind couples together.
- Chubby Chef: A famous ice cream man who's a bit on the pudgy side.
- Innocently Insensitive: André tries to cheer up Marinette (who was saddened by the fact Adrien was not able have ice cream with their friend) by having her eat some of his ice cream, stating that if she eats it her true love will appear. Unfortunately all of André's talk about romance just upsets Marinette more.
- Love Freak: André is very passionate about love and relationships; he's friendly towards his customers in relationships, takes pride in the couples who've bought from him, and even encourages Marinette when he senses that she has love problems. He's even akumatized because Marinette dismissed his ice cream.
- One Steve Limit: An aversion; he shares his first name with Chloé's father, Mayor Bourgeois.
- Recurring Extra: Appeared in a minor capacity in "Befana" and "Gigantitan" before taking center stage in "Glaciator".
- Rhymes on a Dime: He has a tendency to speak like this, in both forms. He even sometimes sings.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: André Glacier is an ice cream man. The last name also goes well with his akumatized form, which is a Snowlem with the power to transform people into ice cream statues.
Akumatized form: Syren
A talented swimmer who has a crush on her friend Kim.
- Amazonian Beauty: Ondine is tall with beefy arms, and she's no less adorable for it.
- Interrupted Declaration of Love: Her confession to Kim is interrupted by Kim's phone reminding him of the movie he and his classmates are going to see.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Hawk Moth twists her seemingly unrequited crush on Kim and turns her into the Yandere Syren.
- Meaningful Name: An undine is a water elemental spirit; fitting for someone who's a good swimmer.
- Relationship Upgrade: Things with her crush, Kim, got significantly better, since he got right her feelings.
- Youthful Freckles: A teenage redhead with a smattering of freckles across her face and shoulders.
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: Has yet to be seen wearing anything else. Probably justified since the only time she ever seems to be more than 10 feet away from the swimming pool is when she's akumatized.
Akumatized form: Frightningale
A pop star who has come to Paris to film a music video for her new song about Ladybug and Cat Noir.
- Dub Name Change: In some dubs, her first name changes from Clara to Laura, furthering the resemblance between her and her VA in the English dub.
- To Chloe — Both of them are relatively famous within France, but while Chloe is an Alpha Bitch, Clara is the opposite.
- To Adrien — They're both famous and sweet, but Adrien is fairly reserved and largely went into modeling to please his father, while Clara is an extrovert with a genuine passion for music.
- Idol Singer: A peppy pop star who maintains a large fanbase.
- Inconsistent Dub: She's sometimes called Laura instead of Clara, based on her English rather than original French voice actress.
- Ink-Suit Actor: She's based on Laura Marano, her voice actress and professional singer. Depending on dub, they even share their first name.
- Meaningful Name: A nightingale is a bird known for its sweet voice. She's an Idol Singer.
- Nice Girl: She's upbeat, friendly, and honestly just wants her music video to go well.
- Rhymes on a Dime: Almost all her spoken lines rhyme. It's a trait that carries over to her akumatized form.
- Secret Test of Character: She actually invokes the exact same test Master Fu used to select Marinette and Adrien to choose her video's Ladybug — by falling over and offering the role to the person who helps her up, with the rationale that it's what Ladybug would do. Fittingly, Marinette is the one to help her out.
Akumatised form: Sandboy
A young boy who gets nightmares from watching a scary movie.
Akumatised form: Frozer
An ice skating instructor hoping to save the ice rink from closure.
- Badass Normal: In "Christmaster", he puts up a surprisingly good showing against Christmaster's toy soldiers. It helps that they are on an ice rink where the toys have trouble maneuvering and Phillipe is in his element.
- Camp Straight: Has an extremely camp voice and mannerisms, but mentions his daughters in "Christmaster" (and his real-life inspiration is married to a woman).
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is based on figure skater Philippe Candeloro, who voices him in the original French.
Akumatised forms: Christmaster, Timetagger (future)
Nino's younger brother, who is obsessed with being seen as a big kid.
- Allergic to Love: He is disgusted when he learns that Marinette's chest contains gifts for a boy.
- Alliterative Family: In the original French, his name is Noel, which starts with the same letter as his brother Nino.
- Bratty Half-Pint: He's incredibly difficult to handle, throwing toys at Marinette when he doesn't get his way.
- Dub Name Change: "Noel" in the original French version. This keeps the Christmas/Noël pun of his introductory akumatization.note
- Remember the New Guy?: He is never even mentioned before his debut episode despite being the younger brother of one of the main supporting characters.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Chris looks like a smaller, younger Nino except for the different hair color.
Akumatised form: Backwarder
Master Fu's lost love who is aware of Fu's duty as Guardian of the Miraculous.
- Action Girl: She was a part of the resistance against the Nazis during World War 2.
- But Now I Must Go: Following her akumatisation, she goes underground as Hawk Moth know she is close to the keeper of the Miraculous.
- I Will Wait for You: Before he fled to England, Marianne promised Fu that she'd wait for him for as long as it took.
- Really 700 Years Old: She's around the same age as the 186-year-old Wang Fu.
- Retired Badass: A former World War 2 resistance member.
- Secret Keeper: She is aware of Fu's role as the Guardian of the Miraculous.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Fu and Marianne became separated during the Nazi occupation of Paris; Fu fled to protect the Miraculous while Marianne stayed to resist.
- Tuckerization: Her name is a homage to the grandmother of Fred Lenoir, a writer for the show. And serendipitously a Meaningful Name as a reference to Marianne, the national personification of the French Republic, resurgent as a symbol of Liberty against the Nazi invaders and the Vichy regime (where her image was suppressed).
Akumatised form: Animaestro
The director of the 2D Ladybug and Cat Noir movie.
- As Himself: He's voiced by the actual Thomas Astruc in French.
- Butt-Monkey: Spends most of "Animaestro" dealing with people who either don't appreciate his work, just don't understand it or getting trampled on by groups of children.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: He gets no respect from the moviegoers due to being unable to explain what his role in the movie actually is.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He's a dead ringer for the real-life creator of the cartoon, who voices him in French.
Akumatized form: Party Crasher
A Parisian boy who is a huge fan of Adrien Agreste.
- Ambiguously Gay: A lot of his interactions with Adrien come off as a Stalker with a Celeb Crush.
- Ascended Fanboy: Wayhem is a huge fan of Adrien, to the point he may have a crush on him. And by the end of "Gorizilla", the two become proper friends.
- Badass Bystander: He unhesitatingly throws stones at Gorizilla when he abducts Adrien, sprays some perfume in Gorizilla's nose to sabotage his tracking ability, and acts as Adrien's Body Double to distract Gorizilla.
- Body Double: Late in "Gorizilla", he pretends to be Adrien in order to distract the titular villain and prevent Paris from finding out Adrien is Cat Noir.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Appears as a gag in "Glaciator", before returning with a larger role in "Gorizilla".
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While Wayhem just seems like a Loony Fan, he's brave enough to pose as Adrien to distract Gorizilla. Before that, he blasted Gorizilla in the nose with deodorant, eliminating his main advantage.
- Identical Stranger: Looks almost exactly like Adrien, except with brown hair. No longer the case as of "Gorizilla", in which he and Adrien finally meet.
- By the time "Party Crasher" rolls around, Wayhem has dyed his hair blonde, seemingly to imitate Adrien. It's more of a very light brown than true blonde though.
- Loony Fan: His obsession with Adrien puts Marinette's to shame.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Maybe - it's not made clear whether Wayhem is a nickname or his real name.
Akumatized form: Ikari Gozen
Kagami's mother. Although she is a blind woman, she is also a talented fencer.
- Alliterative Name: Tomoe Tsurugi.
- Blind Weaponmaster: She's a worldwide fencing champion, according to Adrien's web search. Also, her "cane" is a shinai, a practise sword made of bamboo.
- Control Freak: Something she has in common with Gabriel, if not more so. She ensures that Kagami is well-trained in their family tradition as fencers, but this has caused her daughter to lack in friends and basic social skills, something that she either is unaware of or does not consider important, believing that just having Adrien is enough for her need for friendship. She openly remarks that Adrien being involved in a public contest is a sign that Gabriel does not have a tight enough grip on him, and when her controlling nature drives Kagami to disobey her and take part in the contest in "Ikari Gozen", this defiance of her authority was enough for her to be akumatized.
- Cool Car: She owns an elegant red-colored car with an auto-drive system named "Tetsu", that only follows by her voice commands.
- Dramatically Missing the Point: She admires Tomoe Gozen, a female warrior who defied her society's restrictions in becoming a samurai, but only pays attention to the perseverance and female warrior parts of her story, and is infuriated when Kagami defies her restrictions.
- The Empath: Downplayed. While there doesn't appear to be any magical or supernatural reasoning behind it, Tomoe senses Gabriel's discomfort whilst on the train. This could just be chalked up to being particularly perceptive, as Gabriel vocally grimaced, but it's worth noting that Tomoe is blind.
- To Gabriel - both are extremely controlling parents to their two prodigious children, both excellent fencers. Gabriel is a father to a son, Tomoe is a mother to a daughter. The two appear to be single; Gabriel's wife is in an unspecified coma and Kagami's father is not seen nor mentioned.
- It Runs in the Family: Her grandfather was a fencer. She, herself, became a renowned one as an adult. And now Tomoe's daughter, Kagami, is noted to be formidable fencer despite her age.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tomoe is extremely controlling towards her daughter Kagami, as emphasized in "Ikari Gozen". Nevertheless, at the end of the episode, she does relent and allow Kagami to stay with Marinette a little longer.
- Master Swordsman: Tomoe is a famous and talented fencer. Even an incredible fighter like Kagami doesn't stand a chance against her mother.
- Named After Someone Famous: Her first name is a definite homage to Tomoe Gozen, the most famous example of female samurai in Japanese history. She actually brings up her namesake during her akumatization episode.
- Shipper on Deck: "Animaestro" shows that she approves of Kagami and Adrien's relationship.
- Sunglasses at Night: Justified since she's blind.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Tomoe has dark blue hair.
The keeper of the Miraculous and holder of the turtle bracelet. When he uses the Turtle Miraculous, he transforms into the superhero Jade Turtle.
- Amnesiac Resonance: After relinquishing the Miraculous Box to Ladybug, along with his memories of his time as a Guardian, Marinette takes him to a train out of the country where he meets up with Marianne. Fu immediately gets a Crush Filter and declares that even though he just met her (or so he thinks), he feels as if he has known her for an eternity.
- Asian Speekee Engrish: In the French dub, Fu has a raspier voice and a more pronounced Chinese accent.
- Beginner's Luck: Fu had barely started his training as a guardian before he became the Last of His Kind, and several decades later, he had to choose heroes to stop Hawk Moth. Despite that, he understood the fundamental nature of heroism enough that he chose really well. Of course, luck (in the form of Tikki) is on his side...
- Big Good: As the Guardian of the Miraculous, it is Fu's job to oversee the protection of the Miraculous and make sure that they don't end up in the wrong hands.
- Break His Heart to Save Him: Because he thinks the heroes can't possibly defeat Feast, and because he doesn't want them to risk their lives fixing his mistake, he covertly takes back their Miraculouses.
- Catch Phrase: Whenever he gives more Miraculous to Marinette to lend out to other heroes, he says, "Marinette Dupain-Cheng, pick an ally you can trust to fight alongside you on this mission. Choose wisely. Such powers are meant to serve the greater good. Once the mission is over, you must retrieve the Miraculous from them."
- The Chooser of The One: He possesses seventeen of the nineteen Miraculous, the peacock and butterfly brooches being the exception. He covertly gave Marinette and Adrien their Miraculous. He normally lets Marinette hand out other Miraculous temporarily, but when she's captured by Party Crasher, he gives the Monkey Miraculous to Kim, who had caught him when he lost his balance earlier in the episode.
- *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": Master Fu tries to activate his transformation sequence, but gets a cramp mid-pose and decides against it.
- Dark and Troubled Past: "The Collector" hints at this, and "Feast" gives full details — he made a "mistake" that led to the destruction of his temple. Specifically, he accidentally created a Sentimonster who eats Miraculous, and this Sentimonster destroyed the temple and all of the existing known Miraculous except the box of nineteen that Fu managed to spirit away.
- Death Seeker: During his Heroic BSoD in "Feast", he loses hope that anything other than death can make up for his sins.
- Disney Death: In the season 3 finale, he initially appears to be dead after he gives up his Guardianship to Ladybug and his Shellter is shattered by Hawk Moth's Sentimonster. Turns out he is alive, but he did lose all his memories of his former role in the process.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Has been in the background of the episodes "Antibug", "Animan", and "The Gamer" before properly being introduced in "Princess Fragrance" and his role being explained in the two origins episodes.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: As Hawk Moth is aware that Marianne knows the Guardian, she cannot be with Fu until he's been dealt with accordingly.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: In the season 3 finale, he transfers the Guardianship to Ladybug, sacrificing his memories of his role in the process.
- Last of His Kind: Fu is the last vestige of the Order of the Guardians, or at least he was...
- Literal-Minded: Inverted. In "Syren", he tries deciphering the ingredients to the transformation potions for the kwamis, seeing every written description as metaphor. Because of this, he never thought to use a literal "tear of joy".
- Meaningful Name: The most common character used for Fu's name (傅) translates to "teacher" or "mentor." It can also be interpreted to mean "good fortune" and "happiness" (福).
- The Medic: "Princess Fragrance" reveals that he can heal sick and injured kwami, and his dialogue seems to imply it's an ability of his Miraculous. note
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Downplayed. While he doesn't actually die, season 3 ends with him wiping his own memories to make Ladybug the new Guardian, achieving mostly the same narrative effect.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: Though not necessarily tiny, Fu is shorter than middle schoolers Marinette and Adrien.
- My Greatest Failure:
- Implied. Judging by a conversation between him and Wayzz concerning his choice of Marinette and Adrien, Fu had made a mistake involving a new Miraculous holder once, and he hopes for that to never happen again. It's inferred to have something to do with the Butterfly and/or Peacock Miraculous, both of which are owned by Hawk Moth.
- "The Collector" hints at his mistake, and "Feast" reveals what happened in full: he was an acolyte of an order called the Guardians, until he was tasked with guarding a Miracle Box for 24 hours without any food. Frustrated with his duties and extremely hungry, he used the peacock miraculous to create a sentimonster to get him something to eat. Unfortunately his resentment towards the miraculous made it devour them instead and eventually destroy the whole temple, and while escaping the destruction he lost both the butterfly and peacock miraculous.
- My Greatest Second Chance: Subverted. He tries to transform so he can fight Feast alongside Ladybug and Chat Noir, but it doesn't work. They reassure him that supporting them from the sidelines is enough.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: He can create potions which grant the kwamis additional powers. So far, we know he can create at least seven, which he gives to Marinette and Adrien.
- Nice Hat: As Jade Turtle, he wears his shield on his head in a manner resembling an eastern rice hat.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His character design strongly resembles Pat Morita's Mr. Miyagi character from The Karate Kid franchise.
- Obfuscating Disability: Master Fu is far more spry than he acts when testing Marinette and Adrien.
- Properly Paranoid: He lives under an alias, stating that you can never be too careful. Given that Hawk Moth is actively searching for him, this proves to be a wise precaution. It especially rings true when someone close to him gets akumatized and immediately starts to spill the beans (all on her own - Hawk Moth didn't even know she knew anything tactically important.) Thankfully, she didn't know enough to truly endanger him. (It also lets you know just how dedicated he is to taking zero chances - for his true name to be a total dead end, he'd have to have been living under the assumed name for most of his time in Paris, even long before Hawk Moth, or there'd be knowledge of a "Wang Fu" who disappeared when Hawk Moth appeared, or when the Butterfly and Peacock Miraculous were lost, or some other time you'd expect a Guardian of the Miraculous to need to vanish. Instead, Wang Fu just doesn't exist.) Also, he insists that Alya and Nino only be loaned the Fox and Turtle Miraculous as needed, and they must be returned to him after each mission. You'd probably think it'd be okay if they held on to them full-time... until "Oblivio", that is.
- Put on a Bus: Well, Put on a Train, but even so. He formally gives up being the Guardian of the Miracle Box during "Miracle Queen" and entrusts the care of the Miraculous to Ladybug. This, however, costs him his memories, since when a Guardian renounces their position, their memories are erased to keep the secret alive. After this, he leaves the country on a train with Marianne.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's 186 years old, but looks like a regular old man. How he's lived so long isn't explained. According to Word of God, his longevity is tied to his lifestyle rather than his Miraculous.
- Refusal of the Call: "Feast" reveals that he didn't willingly join the Order of the Guardians; he was forced to by his parents. His resentment of the Order bled into a sentimonster he accidentally created while trying to get some food during a training exercise, causing the destruction of the Order.
- Secret Keeper: As the one who chose Marinette and Adrien to wield the Miraculouses, he is one of the only ones who knows their true identities.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: Although he was the one who gave Marinette and Adrien their kwamis, he kept to the shadows for the beginning of their career. He reveals himself to Marinette in "Volpina" and to Adrien in "Syren".
- Secret Test of Character: Master Fu pretends to be feeble in front of Marinette and Adrien, both of whom rush to his aid unprompted. This convinces him that they deserve the power of the Miraculous.
- Shipper on Deck: He states in "Origins" that Marinette and Adrien are "meant for each other".
- He resembles Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid.
- He's also a Chinese superhero whose source of power is a green turtle.
- When Marinette asked how an old Chinese man healed Tikki, he responds "Ancient Chinese secret", likely a reference to a (now infamous) Calgon commercial from the early 70's.
- Also, an old man wearing a Hawaiian shirt that's more athletic than he looks with a turtle motif? Is this Master Fu or Master Roshi?
- So Proud of You: Towards Marinette and Adrien after he sees how the two have already changed after the first times with their respective Miraculous in the Origins episode.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: As Hawk Moth is aware that Marianne knows the Guardian, Fu cannot be with her until he's been dealt with accordingly.
- Technologically Blind Elders: Zigzagged.
- He's savvy enough to take pictures of the pages of the Miraculous spellbook so he can have access to its contents after Marinette has to return it to Gabriel so that he will allow Adrien to return to school.
- After Marinette recounts the time he had to send Wayzz to fetch Marinette because he lost his house keys, Tikki grumbles that he really needs to learn how to text.
- The Call Knows Where You Live: Ironically, by fleeing the site of his greatest shame and moving to another continent, Fu brought himself into the very city that Hawk Moth would later prey on.
- Transformation Trinket: His bracelet is his Miraculous.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While creating a sentimonster to steal some food, he inadvertently projected all of his resentment towards the Miraculouses and their guardians into it. This would cascade into not only into the temple's destruction, but the rise of Hawk Moth many years later.
- Wise Old Turtle: The Guardian of the Miraculous and the closest thing Marinette and Adrien have to a mentor. He's an elderly Chinese man who — fittingly — wields the Turtle Miraculous.
A television show host and co-worker of Nadja Chamack.
- Ambiguously Brown: His skin is tanned, and he doesn't have anything that could point to a specific ethnicity except an Italian surname.
- Distressed Dude: In "Kwamibuster", the titular villain threatens to drop a safe with him inside off the roof of the TV station to lure in Ladybug and Cat Noir. Ladybug manages to save him literally just in time.
- Economy Cast: Apparently, all of Paris' TV entertainment is hosted by him, with his co-worker Nadja filling for the news.
- Innocently Insensitive: Alec has a habit of being unintentionally insensitive to competitors, which tends to lead or at least contribute to the akumatizations of said competitors.
- His first line to Aurore in "Stormy Weather" after her loss.Alec: Man, [Mireille] crushed you, eh? Better luck next time! What's the big deal? You only lost by half a million votes!
- He was also rather unfair to Simon in "Simon Says".
- He seems to have learned nothing in "Kwamibuster".
- His first line to Aurore in "Stormy Weather" after her loss.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Alec is insensitive and unsympathetic to any of his contestants that lose, but knows when to get serious when someone's life is endangered and gets along well with his co-workers.
- Keet: He acts quite energetic when hosting his shows.
- Large Ham Announcer: He presents his shows with much enthusiasm.
- No Sympathy: He shows no sympathy towards the people who lose on one of his shows.
- Perpetual Smiler: Always seen with a big grin on his face while on the air.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Partially. Even if he had no direct hand in Aurore, Simon, Wang or Ms. Mendeleiev's akumatizations, his Innocently Insensitive attitude towards them certainly didn't help.
A famous pop/rock star and rival of Jagged Stone.
- Anime Hair: He probably spends an obscene amount of hair gel to get that pompadour standing.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": He wears a chain with the letters, "XY".
- Cloud Cuckoolander: As part of the jury on "Alternative Truth", he apparently buys into some pretty out-there theories.
- Distressed Dude: Gets captured by Guitar Villain midway through the titular villain's episode.
- Dumbass DJ: Going by his hologram, he appears to be an EDM disk jockey, and he is just as obnoxious as the trope suggests.
- Foil: To Jagged Stone — One represents Pop while the other represents Rock, which are contrasting genres in music. And where Jagged is dedicated to Doing It for the Art, XY cares more for his fame and money.
- Jerkass: He's a very unpleasant and narcissistic fellow who likes to take potshots at fellow musicians. Cemented in "Silencer", where he helps Bob mock Marinette and Luka when they call him and Bob out for plagiarizing Kitty Section.
- Nepotism: Bob Roth is his father and he uses his connections to push his son's career further than his talent would support.
- Plagiarism in Fiction: He rips off Kitty Section's song and video, and then mocks Luka and Marinette when they call him and Bob on it.
- The Rival: Competes with Jagged Stone for the top spot in the sales charts.
- Stage Names: "XY", which are the initials of his real name, Xavier-Yves.
- Teen Idol: Chloé is fond of him, and he's noted to be popular with this demographic.
Prince Ali is the crowned prince of the Achu Kingdom.
- Chick Magnet: Both Rose and Chloé thinks he's handsome.
- Foil: To Adrien — Both are nice, rich kids who would like to behave like other kids their age. Both are also suffocated by their busy schedule and lifestyles. However, while Adrien has an outlet as Cat Noir, Ali doesn't.
- Friend to All Children: Implied. He volunteers at children's hospitals.
- Nice Guy: He is kind and fun-loving.
- Pretty Boy: He is very slim with soft features. Instant Chick Magnet!
- Shout-Out: His name is a reference to one of the characters in Scheherazade's stories in One Thousand and One Nights.
- Tuckerization: Prince Ali is named after Thomas Astruc's brother.
- The Wise Prince: Even though he only met both girls one day, Prince Ali was able to tell that Rose was a kind girl, while Chloé was not.
- Parental Obliviousness: She seems to be completely unaware of her daughter's negative qualities and buys into her lies.
- Parents as People: While she does love her daughter, Lila suffers greatly because of her constant absence.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: As a foreign diplomat, her job keeps her too busy to spend time with her daughter very often, which may be part of what turned her into the lying, insecure, vindictive person she is.
- Workaholic: She spends far more time on her job than at home with her daughter.
- Anthropomorphic Food: He's not actually this, but his costume is that of a giant banana with eyes and a mouth.
- Catchphrase: "Stay peachy!" is revealed to be his in "Kwamibuster".
- Early-Bird Cameo: Before becoming a minor recurring character in the third season, he made a cameo in the second season episode "Anansi", being accosted by Nora under the mistaken belief that he was an akuma.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Even while he's participating on Alternative Truth, he's known only as Mr. Banana. This may be intentional on his part if you assume that he wears the banana costume to hide his identity for some reason.
- Riddle for the Ages: What does he look like under his costume? We may never know.
- Suddenly Voiced: He had appearances in "Anansi" and "Party Crasher", but spoke for the first time in the series in "Kwamibuster".
One of the students at Armstrong High School that was assigned to accompany the French students.
A member of the Order of the Guardians who is keeping watch over another Miracle Box.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: The guardian has a very distinguished set of brows.
- Foil: To Master Fu. Where Fu was amiable and kind, the guardian is brusk and stern. Fu was a Chinese man watching over Miraculous based upon the Eastern Zodiac (among others), this guardian is a Native man safekeeping a box of Miraculous based upon animals sacred to Native Americans.
- Magical Native American: Visibly of Native American descent and the guardian of a Native American-themed Miracle Box.
- No Name Given: He is never given any identification onscreen.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When Eagle suggests that they work together to create a new generation of heroes he is willing to hear her out.