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Queen Bee (Chloé Bourgeois)

Akumatized forms: Antibug (Chloé), Queen Wasp (Queen Bee), Miracle Queen (Queen Bee), Queen Banana (Chloé)

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Voiced by: Marie Chevalot (FR), Selah Victor (EN), Jun Hae-Ri/전 해리 (KOR), Einas Sabri (ARA), Ana Alborg (ES), Annie Rojas (MEX), Talya Barkai/טליה ברקאי (HEB), Hermann Lilla (HUN), Milena Suszyńska-Dziuba (P), Maria Camões (EP), Bruna Laynes (BP), Siri Bergsten (SW), Claudia Scarpa (ITA), Johana Krtičková (CZE), Tatjana Etimova/Татяна Етимова (BUL), Gabrielle Pietermann (GER), Arisa Sakuraba (J), Sanja Popović and Ivana Tenjović (SER, usual and one line in "Antibug", respectively), Monika Mihajlović (CRO), Agnes Fasting (NOR)

"Ridiculous! Utterly ridiculous!"

The daughter of the Mayor of Paris, she goes to school with Marinette and Adrien. Chloé has a huge, shameless crush on Adrien. As a result, he is possibly the only person in the entire school (make that the entire city) that she treats nicely. Everyone else (especially Marinette and Sabrina, Chloé's "best friend", as well as her half sister, Zoé) has suffered from her selfish, vain, domineering, entitled, petty, and selfish attitude. On the other hand, she idolizes Ladybug, and being one of the only friends Adrien had growing up, it has made it difficult for Adrien to so much as confront her about her nasty attitude.

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At the end of "Style Queen", she accidentally gets her hands on the Bee Miraculous and temporarily becomes a bee-themed "superhero" named Queen Bee. She becomes a recurring ally for Team Miraculous, but is eventually suspended for publicly admitting her "secret" identity. Hawk Moth takes advantage of her resentment and entitlement to convince her to defect to his side at the end of "Heart Hunter", and she is stripped of the Queen Bee position permanently.


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  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Adrien and Ladybug, both of whom chafe under her affection and fangirling for different reasons. Immensely ironic, as she isn't much impressed with Cat Noir and can't stand Marinette.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Chloé is the type of person who never truly learns her lesson. Just when she starts to feel bad for causing misery and she makes an effort to improve herself, in her next appearance, she goes back to being an insufferable bitch. In the season 3 finale, Ladybug realizes that Chloé will never stop being a horrible person and kicks her off the team.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Chloé when being a Damsel in Distress, after complaining about her hair getting greasy, screams for Ladybug to help her in "Kung Food".
  • All Take and No Give: Her friendship with Sabrina in a nutshell, with Chloé as the "take" part of the equation. However, she occasionally subverts this.
  • Alpha Bitch: She's catty, petty, mean, and prone to throwing her father's name around to ensure she gets her way. Her outfit is even reminiscent of a bee. It's playing with in that unlike most examples of this trope, she's definitely not popular and pretty much everyone at school hates her for being such a bitch. The only reason she has power over her classmates is because her father is the mayor. When Marinette tries to bluff her way into the hotel where Chloé lives by claiming to be one of her friends, the doorman refuses to admit her on the grounds that Chloé has no friends.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Her attention-seeking ways, using seduction (badly) to get what she wants and ways to overdramatise things are reminiscent of Histrionic Personality Disorder.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Although she has a crush on Adrien, she's shown to be very close to Sabrina despite their toxic friendship, and her comment to one of Adrien's Instagram posts might rise some questions as well.
  • Animal Motifs: Bees — She wears a black-striped shirt with a yellow jacket, her bedroom wallpaper has honeycomb-like designs, and she can be considered a queen bee. Fitting given her fate as the Bee Miraculous holder.
  • Anti-Hero: While Chloé Bourgeois is a big fan of Ladybug, her rather toxic personality makes her a very poor hero. This is demonstrated in "Queen Wasp", where she tries becoming a superhero with the Bee Miraculous just so she can impress her aloof, emotionally abusive mother by staging a runaway train catastrophe, putting dozens of people in danger in the process. After a heart to heart from Ladybug she gets significantly better and proves she can be a true heroine in her 2nd and 3rd times as Queen Bee, but she's still the most impulsive and arrogant of the group. She loses the Hero part entirely at the end of season 3.
  • Anti-Role Model: She is a textbook example of how not to behave in the earlier seasons, and after her Face–Heel Turn in the season 3 finale.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Chloé receives the Bee Miraculous at the end of "Style Queen", albeit by accident. In a later episode, Ladybug chooses Chloé as the one who gets to use the Bee Miraculous of her own volition. Ultimately, it's deconstructed, as Chloé admires Ladybug and Cat Noir more because of their powers and popularity than their heroism, and she doesn't actually know how to be a good, or even competent, heroine - to wit, her first actions after becoming Queen Bee are to reveal her Secret Identity and cause a disater that she can "solve" (which ends badly). Even after being trusted with the Bee Miraculous a few more times, Chloé continues to indulge her Glory Seeker tendencies and seems to view herself as entitled to the position of Queen Bee. After Ladybug benches her (due to her identity being exposed, allowing Hawk Moth to take advantage of her loved ones), Chloé descends into bitterness and ultimately pulls a Face–Heel Turn to get the Miraculous back. In short, Chloé is what happens when an Ascended Fangirl turns out to have a bad case of Misaimed Fandom and uses her ascension to indulge her negative qualities.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Like all miraculouses, the Bee Miraculous was created to use their kwamis to make heroes, its special power "Venom" being able to paralyze one person using the stinger on their spinning-top. In the hands of Chloé Bourgeois however, this is more of a subversion if nothing else, using "Venom" for the first time to paralyze a train conductor to stage a fake catastrophe to stop. The season 3 finale subverts it even further, as after her Face–Heel Turn Chloé is undisputedly a bad person.
  • Battle Tops: Uses a trompo as Queen Bee.
  • Bat Signal: She installed a Bee Signal on top of her house to let Ladybug know she is available to be a hero.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Implied. In a flashback to her early childhood, Chloé's mother unexpectedly left her. This event greatly saddened her, but at some point, she befriended Adrien who complimented her teddy bear, a gift from her mother. This hints that Adrien is Chloé's main Morality Pet because of the fresh kindness he showed to her after her mother's abandonment.
  • Blatant Lies: She enjoys getting her classmates into trouble, and will often accuse them of things she knows they didn't do.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Chloé is a spoiled, rude girl who believes she is entitled to whatever she wants.
  • Break the Haughty:
    • She does not take it well when her idol Ladybug refuses to take her advice during a battle and then calls her a liar, which results in her getting akumatized. When Adrien threatens to end their friendship, however, this time, she's outright shocked and sulking.
    • Her life falls into a downward spiral from the moment she betrays the team to Hawk Moth to obtain the Bee Miraculous. First she's expelled from the Queen Bee position permanently, and her parents make up and cannot be played against each other like before. Later, her estranged half-sister shows up to become more popular and loved than Chloé ever was. Afterwards, Chloé throws away her friendship with Adrien when he refuses to indulge her latest tantrum and is left with Sabrina as her Only Friend. Finally she has to see her beloved Bee Hero position be given to Vesperia (who unknown to her is Zoé). By the end of "Queen Banana", Chloé is left a seething mess with only a fraction of what she had before.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Downplayed. Chloé's main color palette is made of white and yellow, but she is a Spoiled Brat and a remorseless bully instead of being an evil antagonist, at least until the end of Season 3.
  • Brutal Honesty: While she is not at all adverse to lying, Chloé is more likely to tell the most blunt and hurtful version of the truth — and that includes what she only believes is the truth.
  • The Bully:
    • "The Birth of Ladybug Part 1" shows us that Chloé has been bullying Marinette for at least 4 yearsnote ; and this was before Adrien showed up.
    • A staggering proportion of akumas can be traced directly back to her, and the whole class knows it. Hell, even Hawk Moth knows it, and once sent out an akuma to simply hang around in Chloé's general vicinity because he knew she was sure to provide him with a suitable victim eventually. Consequently, when a person gets akumatized, their first goal is usually to seek revenge upon Chloé. Laser-Guided Karma? Maybe, but Ladybug always saves her regardless. This is likely at least partially because she doesn't ever do something a sane person would consider worth killing over, but akumatized people are all at least a little crazy.
  • Butt-Monkey: She tends to get into a lot of misfortune when Hawk Moth akumatizes someone and, to be fair, it's satisfying to watch.
  • Cain and Abel: She's the Cain to her half-sister Zoé's Abel. Despite the latter's best attempts to get along with her, Chloé grows to despise her and tries to get her shipped back to New York. When her father refuses and makes it clear that he won't let Chloé hurt her sister, Chloé furiously declares her hatred of Zoé.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: By the time of "Gabriel Agreste", she proudly sees herself as evil.
  • Cassandra Truth: When she tries to tell Ladybug where Vanisher's akuma is, Ladybug doesn't listen to her because she wasn't completely honest with her earlier in the episode.
  • Catchphrase: "Ridiculous, utterly ridiculous!" Implied in "Style Queen" to have been borrowed from her mother.
  • Character Development:
    • In "Despair Bear", Chloé puts a little more effort into treating her classmates decently (albeit with ulterior motives). She also shows more courage than she's shown against other akumas.
    • In "Zombizou" Chloé owns up to her mistake of forgetting Miss Bustier's birthday and not getting her a present. Also, Chloé sacrifices herself to an akuma to allow Ladybug to defeat the Villain of the Week.
    • In "Malediktator", after a disastrous attempt at being a superhero, Chloé creates a video of herself pretending to be Queen Bee and Ladybug. She is laughed out of the class because of it and determines to leave Paris. Later, as a result of the humiliation, she opens up to Ladybug, admitting she knows no one likes her and that she feel useless. Seeing this, Ladybug offers her the Bee Miraculous and a chance to redeem herself...and she shines. Afterwards, Chloé has seemingly Took a Level in Kindness.
    • In "Miraculer", she outright negates the akuma and shrugs off the Demonic Possession from Hawk Moth's akuma. You can say whatever you want about her, but in that moment, she was a full-fledged Determinator. She also does something very rare for her when she openly refers to Sabrina as her friend while trying to de-akumatize her.
    • In "Ladybug", when Marinette is framed (by Lila) for stealing answers for a test and also Lila's charm, while Chloé doesn't stand up for Marinette, she also doesn't accuse her nor does she take Lila's side, as opposed to when she instantly accused Marinette of stealing from her in "Rogercop" and tried having her expelled. And when a big number of akumas invade the locker room where everyone's at and possess several people, Chloé instantly shields Sabrina from the akumas, further showcasing her genuinely caring for Sabrina.
    • In "Heart Hunter" and "Miracle Queen", she proves that character development isn't always for the better. After being suspended from the team due to her identity being public, Hawk Moth convinces her to betray the heroes, and she outs the other temporary Miraculous wielders and cuts ties with Ladybug for good.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: She steals one of Marinette's designs and tries to pass it as her own, not noticing that Marinette had hidden her signature in the design.
  • Childhood Friend: Of Adrien. She was one of the few friends he had growing up.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Don't even think of pulling the moves on Adrien. This is almost certainly part of why she actively dislikes Marinette.
  • Closet Geek: Chloé adores Ladybug, enough to dress up like her when she is alone in her room. In "Antibug" we find out she runs around her hotel dressed as Ladybug with Sabrina as Cat Noir, pretending to catch one of the butlers they're having pretend to be a villain. In the "Origins" Multi-Part Episode, she also makes references to a person shooting laser beams out of their glasses and turning into a monster when angry, implying she has at least a passing interest in comic superheroes.
  • Color Motifs: Yellow, as she is always seen in her trademark yellow sweater and the color can represent anger, which fits Chloé's antagonistic personality.
  • Crocodile Tears: She's big on these - the Bad "Bad Acting" type.
  • Daddy's Girl: Chloé is doted on by her father and she genuinely loves him.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Chloé has a natural tan with equally blonde hair.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Chloé Bourgeois is a deconstruction of the Alpha Bitch and Spoiled Brat. Chloé Bourgeois is the rich, beautiful daughter of the Mayor of Paris. Because of her father's authority, she can get away with almost anything. However, unlike most examples of the Alpha Bitch, she's definitely not popular and pretty much everyone at school hates her. She alienates herself from her classmates with her bossy attitude, bullying nature, and how she gets away with it. Unlike the regular Alpha Bitch, who has her own Girl Posse or group of cool friends, she only has two friends, one of whom she treats as a personal slave. The other is only friends with her because of a mix of pity and the fact she was one of his few childhood friends growing up—but even then, there are limits to how much of her crap he'll put up with and at one point he threatens to end their friendship unless she shapes up. The only reason she has any power at all in school is because of her father. Another reason why Chloé is unpopular is her immaturity; being used to getting everything she wants when she wants it, and having her father clean up her messes with no consequences, Chloé has no impulse control at all. Even when it's in her best interest to be a little nice, like to get her classmates to like her or to stop people from being akumatized, she can't stop being cruel for not getting her way.
  • Designated Victim: Not surprising considering the very large amount of akumas that were created as a result of her Alpha Bitch tendencies.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Slovenian dub, she's Clara Bourgeois.
  • Enemy Mine: In "Animaestro", she teams up with her archrival Marinette to sabotage what she thinks is a romantic moment between Adrien and Kagami.
  • Entitled Bitch:
    • While she genuinely adores Ladybug (and Cat Noir by extension), she still acts very rude, entitled, and demanding whenever the duo have to protect or rescue her; rudely demands they hurry up whenever she's been targeted by an akumatized victim (that she usually created), complains about rescues she doesn't like, and almost never thanks them afterwards. She also never shows remorse for creating the akumatized victim to begin with (which is often), even when Ladybug calls her out on it, yet feels no shame in demanding Ladybug save her anyway.
    • Her Face–Heel Turn is even caused by this trait, as she feels entitled to the Bee Miraculous and resorts to villainy in order to reclaim it. When she discovers that Ladybug has chosen a new wielder for it, Vesperia, she's furious about being replaced and calls the latter a weak knockoff, believing that she is the only one worthy of the Bee Miraculous.
  • Entitled to Have You: Fitting with her Entitled Bitch attitude, Chloé often refers to Adrien as her "boyfriend" despite Adrien clearly saying he thinks of her as a friend, often invades his personal space despite his obvious discomfort, and threatens any would-be romantic interests to stay away from him.
  • Everything's Better with Plushies: She keeps a ladybug insect-shaped plushie on her bed.
  • Face–Heel Turn: While it's pretty up in the air whether Chloé ever really was a "good" person, she was undoubtedly making progress up until she willingly allows Hawk Moth to akumatize her and turns against the heroes.
  • Fallen Hero: Chloé was never a saint by any stretch of the imagination, but she falls very far from grace when she betrays the heroes and exposes them to Hawk Moth. Doesn’t help that she is remorseless and continues to act like an Entitled Bitch.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • Selfishness. It's what causes a number of akumatizations and why many people don't like her. Even in her debut as Queen Bee, despite wanting to impress her mother, she chose to risk the safety of train passengers so she could rescue them. This and her refusal to return the Bee Miraculous makes Ladybug furiously chase her down to get it back and makes her a laughingstock on the news.
    • Entitlement. Her stubborn belief that the Bee Miraculous is hers and hers alone ultimately leads her to betray Ladybug out of frustration, willingly allow herself to be akumatized, reveal the other Miraculous holders' identities, and try to kill Ladybug and Cat, all because she wanted to keep her Miraculous. This costs her the privilege of being Queen Bee permanently.
  • Fearless Fool: Unless danger is right in front of her nose, Chloé is blind to her own mortality. Combined with her obsession with Ladybug, Chloé will usually leap into the centre of danger to get close to her idol when the smart thing to do would be running.
  • Flat Character: In the first season. While there are some things that are established about her (including her being Childhood Friends with Adrien), most of her screen time is spent with a majority of Jerkass and Lack of Empathy moments with very few exceptions, and we don't actually get any clear Character Development or Hidden Depths in the episodes she appears in. She becomes more of a dynamic character in Seasons 2 and 3.
  • Foil:
    • To Marinette — Marinette is clumsy and shy when it comes to her crush on Adrien, but she is a good friend and a humble, nice girl; Chloé is vain, rude, and treats her friend Sabrina like a servant, but she is also very straightforward in love. As Queen Bee, she has more than a few similarities to Ladybug. She is a black and Primary-Color Champion with a bug-based Animal-Themed Superbeing whose weapon is a string-drawn toy that allows her to travel via propulsion (her spinning top) and her miraculous can be considered a predominantly feminine accessory (a comb) with a feminine kwami (Pollen). While it is shown that she has improved as a hero in "Malediktator", her moral compass is still much more questionable than Marinette's.
    • To Adrien — Both of them are Marinette's wealthy, Dark-Skinned Blonde classmates with a Missing Mom who have some kind of relationship with Marinette. Adrien is a Nice Guy who has had a restrictive life because of his smothering father, he is (unknowingly) in love with Marinette as Ladybug, but even in her civilian ego, he considers her a friend; Chloé is a Spoiled Brat jerkass who has more freedom than is healthy for her due to having an overly doting father; and she absolutely loathes Marinette, with the Origins episodes revealing she bullied Marinette four years prior to the story.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Every time a new miraculous holder was introduced, Ladybug or Master Fu chose them, they immediately worked alongside Ladybug to stop a catastrophe, and gave their Miraculous back, even Alya with her reluctance. But when Chloé first got the Bee Miraculous, she was never the intended recipient, she used it to create a catastrophe, refused to give it back and was akumatized for it. This hints at Chloé’s eventual Face–Heel Turn because of her selfishness.
    • In "Stormy Weather 2", she makes the declaration of "Once a villain, always a villain!" Her Face–Heel Turn certainly proves that's the case with her, anyway.
  • Freudian Excuse: Early in Season 2, it's implied that Chloé needs to be the centre of attention because her mother left when she was little, and she hasn't had emotional growth since. A seeming throwaway line in "Zombizou" supports this even further: Chloé gets surprisingly defensive when Sabrina mentions her mom.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Not one of her classmates genuinely like Chloé due to her bullying nature and how she gets away with it. The only exceptions are Adrien and Sabrina, but even they have their limits with her bratty behavior — Adrien (with more and more Character Development) expresses his dislike over Chloé's personality while Sabrina has moments where she bites back at Chloé. By the end of season 3, most of Paris has come to despise her.
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  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: In Chloé's penthouse, a teddy bear and a giant ladybug can be found on her bed. Her absolute favorite childhood toy is a yellow teddy bear named Mr. Cuddly.
  • Glory Hound: As Queen Bee, she's willing to endanger an entire subway train full of civilians so she can get glory as a superhero and impress her mother. Word of God states that Chloé's heroic actions are only for the fame; "She doesn't do good things to be altruistic, but to receive recognition."
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Has a one-sided one with her maternal half-sister Zoé. Chloé is the prissy, popular one while Zoé is more artistic and down-to-earth. Zoé wants to get along with her sister, but Chloé refuses unless Zoé does exactly as she tell her. When Zoé ultimately decides to be her own person rather than bend to her sister's whims, Chloé angrily declares that they'll never get along.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Becomes this later in Season 3. Because her identity has been blown, Hawk Moth has Mayura ready to steal the Bee Miraculous in case Ladybug asks for her help. Because Ladybug knows this, she only resorts to asking her help when her group is really outmatched.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She always wears sunglasses on top of her head, but she's hardly ever seen actually using them. Averted, however, in "Malidictator" and "Reverser", where she is seen wearing them.
  • Gold Digger: She states in "Dark Cupid" that she likes the fact Adrien is rich. And in "Princess Fragrance", she also hit on Prince Ali, who's wealthy as well. It's a bit odd considering that Chloé herself is already a billionaire.
  • Good Feels Good: She confesses to Ladybug that she loved serving a purpose greater than her own whims. It doesn't last.
  • Hates My Secret Identity: She absolutely loathes Marinette but is a huge fan of Ladybug, at least until she betrays her in the season 3 finale.
  • Hate Sink: Oh, boy. Chloé is truly a nasty piece of work. Her actions include stealing someone else's design in a contest, breaking other people's possessions (while blaming everyone else), and using her father's status to get others into trouble. She is also very clingy towards Adrien, who clearly doesn't return her affections. Worst so far is how she treated Kim. After he confessed to her on Valentine's Day, she sent out a picture of him being rejected to everyone in their class for no reason other than to humiliate him. Add this to her nasty treatment of Marinette on a regular basis (revealed in "The Birth of Ladybug Part 1" to have been going on for at least four years), and it's easy to see why she's so hated. This appeared to start changing in the second season onwards when she gets a Freudian Excuse, demonstrates she has some standards, steps up as a more heroic character and Lila quickly demonstrates she is a much greater evil. But she ultimately goes back to being this in the Season 3 finale, when she betrays the heroes and joins Hawk Moth, with official statements confirming that the redemption tease was always a fake-out as Chloé refuses to change her ways.
  • Heroic Bystander: Gradually evolves into one. In "Startrain", although she doesn't have a Miraculous, she manages to help out by getting everyone's attention and calmly warning them of the akuma in their midst.
  • Heroic Willpower: In "Miraculer", she becomes the first person to ever successfully throw off Hawk Moth's influence, a feat which "Ladybug" shows Ladybug herself cannot match, and as of season 4 there's only three other people who have.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Chloé's arrogance, mixed with her general lack of experience and the fact that she's mostly interested in using her newfound status to win her mother's affection, makes for a pretty terrible superhero. She largely gets over this in "Malediktator" where she becomes much more competent after swallowing her pride, though she's still far from perfect. She loses the "Hero" part completely by the season 3 finale.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • She finally gets some in "Despair Bear". When her childhood stuffed bear is given to her by her butler, she remembers her childhood as a little girl, where we see her playing with Adrien, being given the teddy bear by her father, watching her mother leave, and crying her eyes out while clutching the teddy close to her. Adrien himself has stated that she can be nice at times, though she probably has trouble showing it.
    • "Frightningale" shows that Chloé is a very skilled dancer and gymnast, which she attributes to her father being able to hire very good teachers for her. Had she refrained from her usual clinginess around Adrien (and therefore avoided enraging Marinette), she could have gotten the part, as she was on a level above the other auditionees (not that that's saying much).
    • "Malediktator" reveals that she's fully aware that people don't like her and is one of the reasons she wanted to leave Paris with her mother.
    • Despite her clingy treatment of him, a few episodes make it clear that Chloé really does care about Adrien and values her friendship with him.
  • Hopeless Suitor: She has a crush on Adrien, but he doesn't see her as anything more than a friend. He takes her constant physical affection in stride, but sometimes he is just embarrassed.
  • Hotel Hellion: Chloé lives in the luxury hotel her father owns, and often has the staff on his payroll participate in her Ladybug LARPing.
  • Hypocrite: While picking on Aurore, she says "Once a villain, always a villain" due to her being Akumatized once. She conveniently forgets that not only has she herself been akumatized three times by this point, everyone in the conversation other than Marinette has been akumatized at least once.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes and is a spoiled, bullying jerkass.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: As shown in "The Queen's Fight," thanks to her abusive mother, Chloé believes deep down that she's an unexceptional person, and all her ploys for attention are desperate attempts to prove she's special. Her desperately wanting to be the hero eventually leads her to join Hawk Moth in order to remain Queen Bee. It ultimately costs her being Queen Bee instead.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Chloé is selfish and narcissistic, but as shown in "Malediktator", her lack of friends aside from Adrien and Sabrina and how everyone on the school hates her makes her feel useless. Over time, however, it's tragically subverted. Chloé did initially want to be a hero alongside Ladybug and felt the need because she was insecure, but her flaws were stronger. Her selfishness, narcissism, and inability to acknowledge her faults or handle rejection poison her insecurities and warp them into entitlement; she should be the only Miraculous Holder. She loses her love for Ladybug when the latter refuses to call on her (to avoid being exploited), and then... well...
  • Irony:
    • She adores Ladybug (or at least used to), someone she unknowingly makes miserable on a daily basis at school.
    • Her claim of "Once a villain, always a villain" to Aurore also applies to herself come the season 3 finale.
  • It's All About Me: She's affronted when other people don't take notice of her and her opinions. It's what ultimately has her join forces with Hawk Moth, when Ladybug won't give her back the Bee Miraculous for a while.
  • Jerkass: She's a spoiled, spiteful bully and she gets worse after season 3.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • While having Alya suspended in "Lady Wifi" was clearly overkill, Alya did take a photo of her locker without her permission.
    • During the battle against Vanisher, she turns out to be correct when she tells Ladybug the location of Vanisher's akuma, but Ladybug ignores her.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: While she was always a mean, selfish Alpha Bitch, she seems to slowly get better in Season 2. Then she betrays the other heroes by revealing the identities of the temporary Miraculous Holders and joining Hawk Moth at the end of Season 3.
  • Karma Houdini: While she's often the butt of jokes caused by the Akuma, she's seemingly never been punished by the school for her often downright malicious actions. This is somewhat justified by the fact that she's the mayor's daughter and throws his position around in order to get her way. One particularly egregious example includes her getting caught stealing Marinette's hat design red-handed, by one of the few people who have enough influence to not be intimidated by the mayor, Adrien's father. She also never gets punished for falsely accusing Marinette for stealing her bracelet and attempting to have her arrested, despite a police officer who nearly got fired because of her antics discovering the bracelet in her purse later on. The most egregious instance is in "Queen Wasp", where she gets away with paralyzing a subway driver, endangering dozens of innocent lives, just so she can play hero. "Despair Bear" kinda subverts this, however, when Chloé goes too far and makes a prank call to the fire department because Marinette and her dad were the center of attention, resulting in Adrien threatening to end their friendship.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After her Face–Heel Turn in the season 3 finale, Chloé loses the Queen Bee position permanently and finds that since her parents have reconciled, she's stuck in Paris, where most of the people she knows have come to despise her. In "Queen Banana", Adrien loses his patience with her antics and tells her to apologize to their class, where she angrily renounces their friendship and leaves her with just a single "friend" in Sabrina.
  • Kick the Dog: She is responsible for the Akumatization of at least 20 people due to bullying them until they reach their breaking point. On a more consistent basis, she treats her closest friend Sabrina like dirt.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: In "Despair Bear" Adrien makes Chloé promise to be nicer otherwise they can't be friends, which works for a while. However in "Queen Banana" she is furious that Adrien is asking her to apologize and ends their friendship.
  • Kiddie Kid: With her spoiled attitude, bad temper, and lack of any work ethic, Chloé acts more like a kindergartener than a middle schooler. This is especially prominent in the episode "Despair Bear," where she cuddles with her childhood teddy bear and sucks her thumb when Adrien threatens to stop being her friend.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Very downplayed, but "Despair Bear" and "Zombizou" show that she does have a heart very deep down, sowing the seeds for this trope, as does her later heroic stint as Queen Bee. Subverted hard by the end of Season 3, where she's revealed to be a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk.

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  • Mean Boss: Her nastiness is only compounded by how poorly she treats the help; "Despair Bear" reveals that she doesn't even care to learn her butler's name even if he's been around since her childhood.
  • Meaningful Name: "Bourgeois" is a French word used to designate a well-off person. Nowadays, it's often used with a pejorative connotation, implying that the person is arrogant and scorns others because of his/her wealth. Fitting for an Alpha Bitch.
  • Misaimed Fandom: In-Universe, it's implied that she admires Ladybug and Cat Noir more because they're powerful and popular than because they're heroes. Her attempts at "heroism" end up giving her cover to indulge her attention-seeking tendencies and ego, while being hailed as a hero for opposing Hawk Moth. Ultimately, Chloé's inability to grasp the real reasons why the heroes are so admired end up torpedoing her career as Queen Bee even before she joins Hawk Moth's side.
  • Moral Myopia: Chloé does appear to understand the difference between right and wrong...when it applies to other people. Applied to herself, Chloé's ethics diminish into "Bad and Good for Me." Justified because it is implied Chloé has been raised to believe that the wealthy and powerful are Above Good and Evil.
  • Narcissist: She's obsessed with looking good, but this unfortunately doesn't extend to caring that she's hurting other people in the process. Hell, her idea of an art masterpiece is a selfie collage about herself.
  • Nerves of Steel: Surprisingly. She's the target of a lot of villains' ire, but more often than not she'll talk back to them and maintain her haughty air, sometimes treating her grim predicament as a minor annoyance.
  • Never My Fault:
    • She tends to be the cause of so many of her classmates getting Akumatized. These include mocking Nathaniel for having a crush on Marinette, cruelly rejecting Kim's love confession then filming his humiliation and dropping Alix's family heirloom. Granted, that last one was an accident, but she refuses to apologize for any of those scenarios, since in her view she did nothing wrong.
    • Finally averted at the end of "Zombizou", where she admits to forgetting Miss Bustier's birthday and sabotaging Marinette's gift out of jealousy.
    • While it takes some prodding from Ladybug, she also averts it in "Malediktator", admitting that she was to blame for her father's akumatization.
    • Taken to egregious levels when she grows impatient about receiving the Bee Miraculous, willingly sides with Hawk Moth to get it, and ruins all the other temporary heroes chances of returning in the process. She refuses to acknowledge that she willingly outed herself to the public (even if to impress her mother), which allowed her to be exploited and left her loved ones endangered. She views it as Ladybug “betraying” her, when in reality Ladybug is trying to protect her and it's entirely Chloé’s own fault she’s never going to be Queen Bee again.
    • She's furious that Ladybug would dare choose a new Bee Miraculous holder over her, completely ignoring the above and she still claims it Ladybug and Vesperia's fault that she can't use her Miraculous anymore.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Chloé is extremely protective of her blonde locks, to the point that her idea of a worst case scenario is a bad hair day. Just to put it into perspective, she lives in a world where magical supervillains are real. And a large majority of them have a personal grudge against her specifically.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She can get very clingy, especially with Adrien.
  • No Social Skills: It's easy to miss because she is a villainous example, but having "throw your weight around" as her hammer and an inability to recognize social cues all display that Chloé has no idea how to interact with real people.
  • Only Friend:
    • Was this to Adrien before he started attending public school. This is the main reason—if not the only reason—why he still maintains a friendship with her, despite often being disgusted by her behavior. Him threatening to end it after she makes a prank call to the fire department actually leaves her speechless, and causes her to try and be nice to people in an effort to fix it. While this threat seems to work for a short time, it ultimately comes crashing down in season 4, when in "Queen Banana", Adrien asks Chloé to apologize for her behavior towards the other students, reminding her of the promise she made to him. She angrily refuses, declaring their friendship to be over.
    • She states that she's this to Sabrina, saying that if it weren't for her, Sabrina would have no friends at all, which is probably why the latter allows herself to be treated as a servant. In reality, the deeply toxic nature of their relationship is why Sabrina is socially isolated.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • Played straight in "The Collector", as Chloé cries for the first time when Gabriel threatens to take Adrien away from school.
    • Downplayed, but the fact she actually goes out of her way to try and be nice to others so as to repair the relationship between her and Adrien tells you how much she values it.
    • She shields Sabrina from the akuma in ''LadyBug''. It's both an indicator of how dire she realizes the situation is, it's one of the rare times she does a genuinely heroic thing with no expectation of attention.
  • Out of Focus: In the first half of Season 2; she does get some much-needed Character Development in "Despair Bear," but that's followed by a long stretch of episodes in which she's barely present.
  • Pet the Dog: She shields Sabrina from the akuma in ''LadyBug'', it's one of the rare times she does a genuinely selfless deed.
  • The Paralyzer: As Queen Bee, her special power is Venom, which allows her to temporary paralyze a person. As Queen Wasp, this power is enhanced by having her control a swarm of wasps instead of just using her weapon and she can use it multiple times instead of just once.
  • Picky Eater: Refuses to touch any food considered "common."
  • Plastic Bitch: Implied. She's a Rich Bitch and people accusing her looks of being plastic surgery is apparently a Berserk Button for her.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain:
    • Makes a few racist statements in "Kung Food".
    • Does it again in "Animaestro" regarding Kagami, although only in a conversation with Marinette.
  • The Poorly Chosen One: While she's a competent enough fighter, her massive ego and desire for attention lead her to blow her identity, making it too dangerous to both her and the Bee Miraculous to continue letting her be Queen Bee. She outright turns coat in order to keep the Bee Miraculous for herself.
  • Prophetic Names: Chloé's name comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning "sprout." The ultimate fate of a sprout is to bloom and grow into a plant, foreshadowing her Character Development from a puerile bully to a hero.
  • Punny Name: Chloé - a stuck up, arrogant jerkass who frequently uses the privilege of her social status to get out of trouble - has the surname "Bourgeois."
  • Rage Quit: She attempts to do this at the end of season 3 after being clearly outed as a turncoat to Hawk Moth's side, claiming she will go join her mother in New York to get away from Ladybug... Only to find her mother isn't going back to New York as she's rekindled her relationship with her husband, the Mayor. Chloé is pissed at this, to say the least.
  • Recurring Boss: She's been akumatized as the main villain of four separate episodes: as Antibug, Queen Wasp, Miracle Queen and Queen Banana.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: During her stint as Queen Bee, she's a superheroine, but she's still a jerkass Alpha Bitch and an entitled brat. Ultimately, Hawk Moth preys upon her not-quite overcome flaws to convince her to turn on Ladybug.
  • Refused by the Call: Chloé was never meant to receive the Bee Miraculous, but discovered it when Ladybug dropped it in "Style Queen". In the follow-up episode "Queen Wasp", she reveals her identity as a Miraculous-wielder by transforming in public. While Ladybug lends it back for temporary use in "Malediktator" and "Heroes Day", "Miraculer" reveals that the heroes have agreed that Chloé's lack of a Secret Identity has made her and her loved ones a target for the villains, and they basically bar her from the team. Chloé doesn't take this well upon being told, leading her to make a Face–Heel Turn in order to remain Queen Bee.
  • Reluctant Retiree: She resents her unwanted retirement so much that she even joins Hawk Moth when he offers her "her" Bee Miraculous. As a consequence she loses it for good.
  • The Resenter:
    • Ladybug continues to ignore Chloé's offers to help, since using her as hero could risk Chloé being exploited by the villains (which is indeed Hawk Moth's plan). Overtime, Chloé grows more and more frustrated. When Ladybug finally makes it clear that it would be to dangerous for her to become Queen Bee again she alienates her so much that she even rips her photo with Ladybug apart and declares that she doesn't want to play as Ladybug anymore. In the end her anger becomes so great that she betrays Ladybug and joins Hawk Moth.
    • Despite Zoé's numerous attempts to get along with her estranged sister, Chloé repeatedly refuses any efforts to get along with her unless she follows her orders. As Zoé continues to grow closer to her new classmates and receives recognition for her acting talents, Chloé becomes furious that her "loser half-sister" is getting more attention than her. These feelings of jealousy ultimately lead to her being akumatized again in "Queen Banana", compounded even further when she learns that her former role as the Bee Miraculous holder has been taken up by Vesperia (who unbeknownst to her, is her sister).
  • Rich Bitch: Her father is the mayor of Paris as well as a prominent hotelier, and she treats all her peers as if they are beneath her.
  • Royal Brat: While she's not actual royalty, her father is the mayor of Paris, so she is often referred to as a princess. And she's as bratty as they come.

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  • Sadist: "Sole Crusher" makes it clear she takes genuine joy out of making other people miserable, believes Marinette only exists to entertain her with her suffering, and actively plots ways to hurt Marinette.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Chloé is the mayor's daughter, and gleefully exploits this fact to its fullest potential.
  • Secret Identity:
    • Defied Trope. She proudly proclaims to the world that she is Queen Bee the second she gets a chance. Nadja even lampshades it by noting her "not-so-secret identity".
    • This actually gets her in trouble in "Miraculer". With her identity being public knowledge, Hawk Moth and Mayura are able to plan around her insecurities by sending Lila in to make her vulnerable to being Akumatized. It is noted at the end of the episode that letting her continue to be Queen Bee is probably too much of a gamble.
  • Security Blanket: Mr Cuddly, her favorite teddy bear. As a child, she used to hug it whenever she felt upset or sad. Even now, the plushie still means a lot to her, though she's understandably embarrassed when her classmates find out.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Despite her callous Alpha Bitch attitude, it is implied that Chloé keeps insisting that "everyone just loves her" in "Evillustrator" (and again in "Antibug") because she genuinely believes it. Eventually subverted in "Malediktator" where she admits that she's aware that nobody likes her and wants to leave Paris because of it.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: She'll tell anyone that's listening that Adrien is her boyfriend, even when Adrien himself doesn't agree.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Her half-sister Zoé is much nicer than her.
  • Smug Super: As Queen Bee and Queen Wasp, her Alpha Bitch personality remains intact, to the point where she considers herself better than Ladybug and Cat Noir, despite the latter two having a better superheroing track record. In "Miraculer", her pride as a superhero is so great it causes her to resist Hawk Moth's attempt to akumatize her.
  • Skewed Priorities: When about to be boiled alive in "Kung Food," she complains about her hair and clothes becoming greasy. Lampshaded when Kung Food tells her it's the least of her worries.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's very used to getting her way because of her father's influence, and is prone to throwing tantrums or doing petty things if she doesn't. Hawk Moth takes advantage of this in the season 3 finale to turn her over to his side.
  • Stupid Evil: Downplayed by the evil part (before her Face–Heel Turn), and played completely straight by the stupid part. She's a jerkass whose constant acts of petty spite and cruelty have gotten more people akumatized than any one person, yet she never changes her ways even out of self-preservation.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Just because someone is given superpowers, admires a superhero, and wants to fight alongside them, doesn’t automatically mean they’re the best candidate or that they’ll change for the better because of it. Chloé might admire Ladybug and loves/is efficient at being Queen Bee, but her reasons for her heroism are only for glory and attention, and besides that she is an unrepentant jerkass and bully who refuses to accept responsibility; giving her superpowers wouldn’t encourage her to change much anyway. So it’s no surprise she jumps ship to join Hawk Moth once she’s permanently offered the Bee Miraculous, much less surprising when she’s expelled for good once her betrayal is discovered.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed at first. While she's not evil, Chloé is the only jerkass student (if not with Sabrina) in the class (at least until Lila comes). She's also this with the heroes, being the "Token Jerkass Teammate" to their Ideal Heroes. It's both played straight and dropped after the season 3 finale, in which she becomes a full on villain but is also ousted from the team.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Despair Bear", she actually helps Ladybug take down the akuma instead of running in fear. Ladybug even refers to her as her and Cat's sidekick. She even saves Ladybug from being hit by a Cataclysm from a mind-controlled Cat Noir, by grabbing Cat's belt and pulling him back at exactly the right moment. She eventually becomes even more so upon getting her hands on the Bee Miraculous.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the season 3 finale she reaches her breaking point and willingly joins Hawk Moth for getting revenge on Ladybug for not letting her be a superhero. In season 4 she becomes even worse than she was in season 1, locking Sabrina in a closet, and even breaking off her friendship with Adrien when he reminded her of her promise in Despair Bear to act nicer to keep their friendship.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: It has been mentioned more than once that Chloé likes sushi.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Downplayed. Her bee-colored, diamond-eyed teddy bear from when she was a toddler and from back when her mother was still around. However, her mother isn't dead, just very neglectful, making a Chloé a "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl.
  • Tsundere: She is a cold-hearted bitch most of the time but "Zombizou" proves that Chloé actually does have a heart after all — she's just very selective about who she shows her softer side to (aside from Adrien and possibly Sabrina). It's strongly implied that this is connected to her Missing Mom.
  • The Unchosen One: Unlike Alya and Nino, Chloé was not originally chosen by Ladybug to receive her Miraculous, and just happened to stumble upon it after it was knocked out of Ladybug's hands. Eventually graduates out of this, when Ladybug decides to give her another chance. Ultimately it's subverted, as she proves she has no right to wield the Miraculous after she betrays the group.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: She cares little for the fact that Sabrina has been following her every order since elementary school and still treats the other girl like her servant. In "Kung Food" Chloé complains that Ladybug took too long to rescue her and threatens to tell everyone. Ladybug roughly drops her with a sarcastic "Oops" in retaliation.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She is such a mean person that she is often the cause of somebody else turning into an akuma. This is to the point that when Hawk Moth learns in "Despair Bear" that she's inviting all her classmates to a party so she can prove how nice she is, he sends an akuma in advance, knowing full well she'll make someone vulnerable to it. It does inevitably happen, but since Chloé is actually trying to be nice for once, Hawk Moth gets frustrated that it's taking longer than usual.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Despite her father's money and influence, Chloé has very little in the way of social tact or work ethic. Sabrina has done all her homework since they were in elementary and her father's influence usually cleans up any mess she makes.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The reason Adrien can't truly push her away. When they were children, she became one of his first friends after she reached out to him with genuine kindness and the memory of it is strong enough for him that he wishes to maintain their bond even if it's become somewhat twisted on her end.
  • Wealth's in a Name: She's a Rich Bitch, and her surname "Bourgeois" is a term used for the snobby, apathetic middle class.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Common among children when one parent leaves, Chloé idolizes her mother even though Audrey abandoned her, and is so desperate for her approval that she would reveal herself to be Queen Bee. Not earning Audrey's approval is enough to cause Chloé to become akumatized again.

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