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, and Nino Lahiffe, 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have!: She looks very gorgeous for the grandmother of a teenager.
- Gratuitous Italian: Between the Italian words she drops and her heavy accent in the French dub, even French-speakers can think 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 Fox: 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.
- Catchphrase: "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 his traditional bread recipe. Recall that Tom married Sabine around the same time.
- 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.
- 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 his traditional bread recipe.
- 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.
- 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. Her current status and whereabouts are unknown.
- 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.
- Family Eye Resemblance: Adrien has inherited her green eyes. This was lampshaded by Ladybug in the English dub.
- 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".
- 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: Possibly. As stated under her Ambiguous Situation section, it's unknown if Emilie is dead or in a stasis, but it's very clear that her absence has emotionally wrecked Gabriel.
- 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.
- 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 dead or comatose before the start of the show, and Hawk Moth wants to collect all of 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.
Akumatized form: Gorizilla
Adrien's bodyguard and driver for the Agreste family.
- Ambiguous Situation: It's not clear whether he knows that his boss is Hawk Moth, but the latter's willingness to akumatize him, and his own reaction to it, implies that he's Locked Out of the Loop.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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).
- The Voiceless: He never bothers to speak; he just grunts menacingly a couple of times.
The Bourgeois Family and Associates
Akumatized form: Malediktator
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: Or possibly ex-husband, but 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 form: Style Queen
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.
- Catchphrase: "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 nearly retires from super-villainy when it fails.
- 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.
- 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 a man in a banana suit.
- 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: In "Catalyst", she beats back a swarm of akumas without batting an eyelash, avoiding akumatization due to her total lack of fear.
- 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.
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.
- Catchphrase: "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.
- 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.
- Catchphrase: 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 and given her mother's light complexion, Manon may be biracial.
- Family Eye Resemblance: Manon looks almost nothing like Nadja besides the same amber eyes.
- Enfante Terrible: In "The Puppeteer 2", she shows some disturbing signs that she actually wanted Hawk Moth to reakumatize her into The Puppeteer so she could get revenge on Alya and Marinette for refusing to play with her.
- 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: Silencer
Juleka's older brother. He's a nice and laid-back rock guitarist who has feelings for Marinette, which she may reciprocate.
- Amazon Chaser: Downplayed. Word of God confirmed that Luka fell for Marinette at first sight in his debut episode but comments on how "unbelievably brave" she is.
- Band of Relatives: He and his sister Juleka are the guitarists in the band Kitty Section.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's pretty chill for the most part, which makes him yelling at Roth and XY for plagiarizing Kitty Section in "Silencer" a sight to behold.
- Commonality Connection: He and Marinette bond over being fans of Jagged Stone.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Zigzagged. Luka has light blue hair and eyes, but it's implied that the former is dyed.
- Disappeared Dad: His father has yet to appear onscreen.
- Dub Name Change: In the Russian dub, his name is changed to "Luke".
- Emo Teen: Subverted. He has the look of one, but is fairly laid-back and positive.
- Family Theme Naming: Like his mother and sister, his name ends in "-ka".
- To Adrien — Both boys are teenagers with musical talent who attract Marinette's interest, but Luka is somewhat more emotionally open than the closed-off Adrien, and their musical styles (rock guitarist vs. classical pianist) contrast as well. Also, their ways of handling rejection differ as shown in "Frozer": Cat Noir's response is to act bitter and sulk despite Ladybug explicitly telling him she liked someone else, while Marinette never told Luka her feelings for Adrien, he caught on and encouraged her to speak with Adrien.
- To Kagami — Both are alternative love interests for the main characters, but Luka is laid-back and friendly, as opposed to the stern and austere Kagami. Also, Kagami is a fencer, while Luka focuses on music. In regards to their social/loves lives, Luka has been shown to easily interact with other people and have cordial relationships with them, Kagami has not been shown to develop any other friendships since coming to Paris. Furthermore, Kagami acts cold and antagonistic to her love rivals, even acting as possessive as them at times, while Luka bears no ill-will towards Marinettes interest in Adrien, and is quite friendly with him despite being rivals.
- Improbable Weapon User: Viperion's tool, of all things, is a harp or lyre.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He looks somewhat similar to Andrew Russell, his English voice actor.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: At the end of "Frozer", he notices Marinette's feelings for Adrien and despite his own attraction to her, Luka encourages Marinette to talk to Adrien in an attempt to sort out her feelings.
- Love at First Sight: According, to one of the creators, Luka fell for Marinette at "first sight" when they first meet in "Captain Hardrock".
- Mellow Fellow: Luka is quite relaxed and easygoing.
- Multicolored Hair: The top of Luka's head is black, but the tips are teal blue (teal green as Viperion).
- Musical Assassin: His weapon as Viperion is a small harp or lyre.
- Nice Guy: Luka is a polite and genial individual.
- Opposites Theme Naming: Luka means "light", in contrast to Adrien, which means "dark".
- Power Dyes Your Hair: As Viperion, the dyed parts in his hair go from teal blue to teal green.
- The Rock Star: He likes playing guitar and is part of a rock band alongside his sister. He even has the strange ability to read people's emotions just by playing music on his guitar.
- Sage Love Interest: Downplayed. He's shown to be slightly spiritual, meditates, and has a very "go with the flow" outlook that he uses to try to help soothe Marinette's anxiety.
- Save Scumming: As Viperion, he can mark down a specific point in time and then use his power to return to that point in time, while also keeping his memories intact.
- Snake People: Takes up the Snake Miraculous and becomes the superhero Viperion.
- Time Rewind Mechanic: His special power as Viperion is the ability to rewind time to a specific moment.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Downplayed. The tips of his hair are teal blue. Like his sister, it's presumably dyed.
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: Mr. Kubdel 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.
- Unnamed Parent: His first name has yet to be revealed.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: Rogercop
Sabrina's father, a policeman.
- Alliterative Name: Roger Raincomprix.
- 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", this 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.
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.
- 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. Another Vincent shows up in "Stormy Weather" - funnily enough, that Vincent is also a photographer.
- 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: Robostus
A small but highly advanced robot built by Max Kanté.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted. Markov is a polite, innocent 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 who 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?: As Hawk Moth demonstrates, the answer is "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.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Likely named with the Russian mathematician Andrei Markov in mind.
- Nice Guy: A friendly, polite robot.
- Ridiculously Human Robots
- Robot Buddy: Markov was 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!
- Wingding Eyes: His eyes can change form to shapes like hearts, question marks or exclamation points. Of course, justified due to him being a robot.
Akumatized form: Gigantitan
- Voiced by: Caroline Combes (FR), Tenyo Vargas (MEX), Joanna Pach-Żbikowska (P), Anni C. Salander (GER)
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 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 had tendency to speak like this, in both forms. He even sometimes sings.
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.
- 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.
- 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 Spoiled 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.
- Spoiled Sweet: A rich and famous Idol Singer who is also a Nice Girl.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Tomoe has dark blue hair.
The keeper of the Miraculous and holder of the turtle bracelet.
- Asian Speekee Engrish: In the French dub, Fu has a raspier voice and a more pronounced Chinese accent.
- 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.
- Catchphrase: 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 five of the seven Miraculous, the peacock and butterfly brooches being the exception. He covertly gave Marinette and Adrien their Miraculous.
- *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 — he made a "mistake" that led to the destruction of his temple.
- 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.
- 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
- 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" sheds a little more light on this: he was a member of an order called the Guardians, until a "mistake" led to the destruction of their temple and cost him the Butterfly and Peacock Miraculouses.
- 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.
- 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," at least.
- 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.
- 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.
- Transformation Trinket: His bracelet is his Miraculous.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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 or Wang'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".
- Distressed Dude: Gets captured by the 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.
- 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.
- 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.