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French teenagers chosen to protect Paris from Hawk Moth and his akumas.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Each of them has a special transformation phrase they use to turn into a superhero. While the original French version gives them a generic "[Kwami], transform me!", the English dub gives them unique lines.
    • For Ladybug — "Tikki, spots on!"
    • For Cat Noir — "Plagg, claws out!"
    • For Rena Rouge — "Trixx, let's pounce!"
    • For Carapace — "Wayzz, shell on!"
    • For Queen Bee — "Pollen, buzz on!"
    • For Bunnix — "Fluff, clockwise!"
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • For Ladybug — "Lucky Charm!"
    • For Cat Noir — "Cataclysm!"
    • For Rena Rouge — "Mirage!"
    • For Carapace — "Shellter!"
    • For Queen Bee — "Venom!"
    • For Bunnix — "Burrow!"
  • Logical Weakness: Each of the heroes have to use a verbal command to utilise their superpowers. Naturally, if their voice were somehow removed or impaired they wouldn't be able to summon their powers. Furthermore, if they didn't have their voices pre-transformation they woudln't be able to transform at all.
  • Meaningful Name: Each of the heroes choose a name that relates to the animal of their Miraculous. Some more on the nose than others.
    • Ladybug - Ladybug shares her name with ladybugs, a species of red spotted beetles.
    • Cat Noir - Cat Noir's name means "black cat" in French.
    • Rena Rouge - "Rena Rouge" means "red fox" in French.
    • Carapace - a carapace is the upper hard shell of a turtle or tortoise.
    • Queen Bee - a queen bee is the leader of a bee hive.
    • Bunnix - a cross between "bunny" and her civilian name.
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Paris' Champions

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The two heroes who protect Paris from danger.


  • All-Loving Hero: Downplayed. Both Marinette and Adrien are genuinely kind-hearted individuals who care about protecting their friends, families, and Paris. However, they are still flawed individuals who show a reasonable (or unreasonable) amount of anger, pettiness, or immaturity in some of their actions.
  • Animal Motifs: Played for Laughs and downplayed. During their separate Imagine Spots, they both want to adopt a hamster.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Ladybug and Cat Noir almost always fight together, side-by-side against whatever evil force is present.
  • Badass Adorable: Both are pretty dorky and cute teens who are the beloved and heroic superheroes of their home.
  • Battle Couple: Zigzagged. They are not a couple, but have romantic feelings for one another and protect Paris from Hawk Moth. However, the duo are in love with the other's different identity — Marinette aka Ladybug is in love with Adrien, while Cat Noir aka Adrien is in love with Ladybug.
  • Birds of a Feather: Despite being Foils of each other and a downplayed version of Opposites Attract, they have a lot in common - Both of them are only children with a Friendless Background, enjoy and great at video games, are insecure individuals and being miraculous holders gives them each a much needed confidence boost (as well as other obvious additions), fans of Jagged Stone (with a shared dislike of XY), are flawed but usually nice individuals with a jealous, possessive streak for one another. They each have some connection to fashion (Marinette is a budding fashion designer, Adrien is a fashion model for his father's fashion line). Both also are pretty popular with the opposite sex as well having a knack for leadership.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Marinette is the Brunette/Bluenette to Adrien's and Chloé's Blond and Alya's Redhead.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Zigzagged. Both are encouraging towards one another when the other is feeling forlorn, but usually Marinette is a sweet and compassionate person (Gentle Girl) and Adrien has a boatload of parental issues with his time as Cat Noir being a way to actually be himself (Brooding Boy). However, due to the duo's complicated relationship, which has them being close but at the same time not being close to one another, leads to neither one having open and proper conversations.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Inverted and downplayed. Marinette and Adrien only show their perverted side towards one another, but it's very subtle.
  • The Cape: Downplayed. Adrien and Marinette are kind, helpful, and morally upright people — the reason both of them became The Chosen One. After they've gained their miraculouses, both try to be Lawful Good, but neither is perfect and they make mistakes.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: Ladybug and Cat Noir are fond of snarking at the Villain of the Week, and the latter even throws some puns at them.
  • Celeb Crush: Subverted twice. Marinette/Ladybug has a crush on teen model and idol of Paris Adrien Agreste and Adrien/Cat Noir has a crush on teen superhero and idol of Paris Ladybug. However, neither of their crushes are due to the fame of the other, but rather due to other non-physical attributes such as kindness and goodness (Marinette to Adrien) or confidence and competence in the face of danger (Cat Noir to Ladybug). Lots of others around them probably see it as a standard Celeb Crush though.
  • Character Shilling: Both have this in different tones.
    • Marinette, even if somewhat prone to panicking and bumbling, is very loved by her family and friends and they're always praising her good qualities. As Ladybug, it's unnecessary to say that almost the whole city idolizes her.
    • Adrien is his dad's prized model and the face of many products and marketing in Paris. Ask his tons and tons of devoted fans. Somewhat downplayed as Cat Noir, since while he's still appreciated as one of Paris' heroes, many people easily treat him somewhat as Ladybug's office boy/assistant.
  • The Chosen One: After putting the two through a Secret Test of Character at different times, Master Fu decided that they were the right holders of the ladybug (Marinette) and cat (Adrien) miraculouses.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: More like accessories than clothes, but Marinette's earrings and Adrien's ring transform them into their respective superhero persona.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: And Girl, but both are Zigzagged. For Marinette, she is smitten with Adrien but he only sees her as a good friend. On the other hand, Cat Noir (Adrien) is in love with Ladybug (Marinette), but she assumes his flirting isn't serious and while occasionally annoyed by his antics, she does care for him. In other words, their feelings for one another are returned...kind of.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Chronologically, the protagonists' responses to receiving the Call to Adventure say a lot about the heroes they eventually become. Marinette is cautious and self-effacing- she asks a lot of questions about Tikki, and later insists that she's too cowardly to be a good Miraculous-bearer. Adrien doesn't even let Plagg finish explaining before he accepts the call, clearly relishing the chance to break free of his overbearing father.
  • Experienced Protagonist: By the start of the series, both Ladybug and Cat Noir are competent heroes who know how to use their powers to defeat their enemies.
  • The Fettered: Depending on character interpretation either played straight or downplayed. As Ladybug and Cat Noir, they stand for responsibility and justice, and protect Paris against Hawk Moth and his Villain of the Week. They do, however, have their flaws which result in alternatively What the Hell, Hero? or What an Idiot! moments.
  • Foil: Despite the two being Birds of a Feather, they have a number of differences that serve to contrast them.
    • Personality — Marinette has a bold, expressive personality as either a civilian or superhero while Adrien often has trouble verbalizing his feelings unless he's Cat Noir.
    • Families — Marinette is from a loving middle-class family while Adrien is from a wealthy broken one.
    • Reaction to getting their Miraculous — Neurotic, insecure Marinette refuses the call, while sheltered, lonely Adrien jumps at it.
    • Relationship with Chloé — Marinette has an antagonistic relationship with Chloé especially since the latter bullied her four years prior. On the other hand, Chloé was Adrien's Only Friend. Their relationship with Chloé also highlights the difference the two had in meeting their future best friend — for Marinette, Alya stood up to Chloé's bullying of Marinette, which became the primary reason for Marinette befriending her; Nino was initially skeptical on if Adrien was a good person due to his ties with someone as bratty and mean as Chloé.
    • Interest in fashion — Marinette is a budding fashion designer while Adrien has been a model for his father's fashion line. But while Marinette genuinely enjoys it, Adrien doesn't particularly like modeling and only does it to make his father happy.
    • Crushes on each other — Both are deeply in love with one another (bordering on stalkerish levels), and fell in love with one another for non-physical reasons, but they both can behave quite unhealthily possessive of one another. Marinette is in love with Adrien and acts quite shy and insecure around him, and whenever she suspects a girl may like him, she abuses her powers to stop said girl from getting close to him, but "Riposte" shows she's growing out of this; Adrien is in love with Ladybug and is flirty with her as Cat Noir but is shy when in his civilian form and his way of stopping another guy from pursuing her is to outright lie about their relationship status.
    • Designs — They are a Hair-Contrast Duo who sport a downplayed Red/Green Contrast in their superpowered forms, and subtle inverted color schemes in their civilian outfits.
  • Good Luck Charm: In "The Gamer", Marinette gave Adrien a personal good luck charm she uses while playing video games. Later on in "La Befana", it's revealed that he always keeps it with him; and for Marinette's birthday, Adrien gives her a good luck charm he made.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Downplayed and deconstructed. The protagonists are quite possessive of each other despite not actually being in a relationship. For the former, they don't go to crazy lengths to keep their crushes to themselves, but for the latter, the way they handle someone else being enamored with their love interest (Cat Noir - smug and deliberate lying, Ladybug — harsh, inappropriate call-out) led to someone being akumatized and a lesson being learned in the end about not doing something like lying or yelling at the "rival" simply to keep them away from your love interest.
  • Guile Hero: More than anything, the use of Lucky Charm and Cataclysm necessitates quick thinking and creative improvising. This is because while Lucky Charm creates an item that can always be used to solve whatever problem you're faced with (not to mention be used as a catalyst for a World-Healing Wave) and Cataclysm can destroy anything, each can only be used once per transformation and their use starts a countdown timer until the current transformation ends. So you pretty much have to think quickly and improvise creatively to get the most out of them.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: Marinette is the brunette and Adrien is the blond.
  • Handshake Substitute: Ladybug and Cat Noir often do a fist bump as celebration from having vanquished the Villain of the Week.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Marinette is in love with Adrien, but he only sees her as a good friend. However, Cat Noir aka Adrien has a crush on Ladybug aka Marinette but she doesn't care for his flirting.
  • Kid Hero: Technically teen heroes, but both are around 13-15 and are a crime fighting duo.
  • Legacy Character: They're the latest in a long line of people who took the mantle of Ladybug and Cat Noir with previous Ladybugs including Joan of Arc and Hippolyta.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Inverted for both.
    • Marinette is head over heels in love with Adrien, becoming a flustered mess whenever he around. And while she does find Cat Noir's flirting annoying, she still cares about him.
    • The opposite for Adrien — He considers Marinette a good friend, but is oblivious to her romantic feelings for him. Ladybug is the only girl to hold his heart.
    • Seems to be gradually shifting in season 2; Ladybug has pretty blatantly flirted back with Cat Noir on occasion, and Adrien has demonstrated that he's attracted to Marinette as well as Ladybug. And they still have no clue that this love square involves only two people.
  • Made of Indestructium: The duo's main weapons.
    • Ladybug's yo-yo string is unbreakable. Among other things, she's used it to stop cars. The only exception is when Simon Says used a power nullifer to negate its magic properties, changing it into a useless normal yo-yo.
    • Like Ladybug's yo-yo, nothing can break Cat Noir's staff. In "Mayura", he can even wield it while he's got Cataclysm activated (although it may be specifically immune to Cataclysm, like how Hawk Moth can't akumatize himself). Weredad, however, was able to break it into pieces by punching it.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Marinette and Adrien use their powers to fight crime. The latter is quite a rare male example, in addition to being a Cat Boy.
  • Mana Meter:
    • Ladybug and Cat Noir have indicators on their Miraculouses (Spots and a cat's paw, respectively), that show how much time they have left before they change back into their civilian forms. Using Lucky Charm and Cataclysm greatly wears their Kwamis out, so it better count.
    • Hawk Moth implies in "Mayura" that, with more practice, they can hold their transformations after using their abilities.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: In "Syren", Master Fu cooks up some potions for Tikki and Plagg to drink that beef up their powers. For example, the introductory potion gives them fins and allows them to fight underwater, while the potion used in "Frozer" gives them ice skates and added insulation against the cold.
  • Not So Above It All: While both are genuinely sweet, heroic individuals, both have had a Moment of Weakness that made them petty and immature.
  • Oblivious to Love: The duo are only concerned with each other...sorta. Besides that complicated situation, neither one take into account other admirers that are romantically interested in them, especially Marinette.
  • One-Man Army: Or "One Woman Army". Either way, both heroes can taken on either four akumatized villains and a controlled Cat Noir (Ladybug) or an entire force of Brainwashed and Crazy people (Cat Noir).
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Both Marinette and Adrien smile during their transformations into Ladybug and Cat Noir, respectively. So, when either one is not smiling during the transformation it means they are genuinely distressed and/or saddened about something.
  • Opposites Attract: Downplayed. In a literal sense — Ladybug: A symbol for good luck. Cat Noir: A symbol for bad luck. But, other than that, they have a lot of similarities with each other.
  • Red/Green Contrast: Ladybug and Cat Noir are both partnered heroes that share this color scheme. Ladybug's outfit is predominantly red, tempered with black spots. In-contrast, Cat Noir's design is predominantly black, tempered with various accents of green (mainly his green eyes and the paw-print symbol on his ring when active).
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Zigzagged. In their civilian life, Marinette is more energetic and emotional while Adrien is quiet and reserved. However, in their superhero life, Ladybug is more controlled and perceptive (at times) while Cat Noir is more Hot-Blooded and full of energy.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Zigzagged. It all depends on which identity they are at the opponent — Marinette and Cat Noir are a bundle of energy, but become more serious as Ladybug or Adrien, respectively.
  • Secret Identity: They keep their identities a secret from each other, mostly at Ladybug's insistence. What makes it really infuriating is that they both go to the same school and are somewhat close in every guise - Marinette has a crush on Adrien, who considers her a friend, but he's in love with Ladybug, who's dismissive of Cat Noir's flirting, though still valuing him as a friend and partner. It's primarily the fuel for a Two-Person Love Square that really wants you to smack your head against the wall.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Both of them have gotten enough hints that it shouldn't be that hard to figure out the other's identity, yet neither even considers the truth.
  • Single-Target Sexuality:
    • In the first season, Marinette and Adrien only have eyes for Adrien aka Cat Noir and Ladybug aka Marinette, respectively. But both are currently unaware that they are crushing on the same person.
    • Subverted in season two, where Adrien and Marinette show some attraction to Kagami and Luka respectively.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: As superheroes, Ladybug is more serious and mature while Cat Noir makes silly jokes and playfully cocky.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: They both envision a (2D cutout) future with their beloved that involves, among other things, a pet hamster.
  • Super Reflexes: Both Cat Noir and Ladybug get superhuman reflexes and agility from their superhero transformations. During any fight, they keep moving all the time and are extremely hard to hit.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: As seen in Frozer, both Marinette and Adrien have a tendency to daydream of their love confessions being met with instant reciprocation which is followed immediately by a Happily Ever After. Adrien takes it a step further by his belief that Ladybug will one day love Cat Noir back, even when she clearly doesn't show interest.
  • Triple Shifter: They have to juggle superhero work, schoolwork and various family obligations. This often cuts into time with their friends and their sleeping habits.
  • Two-Person Love Triangle: It's actually a "Two Person Love Square". Marinette, is in love with Adrien, who considers her an acquaintance. When she transforms into Ladybug, she rejects the romantic advances of Cat Noir. Of course, behind Cat Noir's mask hides none other than Adrien himself, who has no idea that his beloved Ladybug is actually Marinette in disguise! It gets better and even more complicated since Marinette and Cat Noir and Adrien and Ladybug have their own interactions.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: They regularly go to school while also maintaining their duties to protect Paris.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Some of the akuma they face beat both of them in raw power, and they make up
for it by being Guile Heroes.

    Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug 

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"Tikki, spots on!"

Voiced by: Anouck Hautbois (FR), Cristina Vee (EN), 여 민정/Yeo Min-jeong (KOR), Aya Hamza/آية حمزة (ARA),Guiomar Alburquerque and Laura Pastor (SP, Season 1 and 2, respectively), Jessica Ángeles (MEX), Sapir Darmon/ספיר דרמון (HEB), Pekár Adrienn (HUN), Marta Dobecka (P), Carla Garcia (EP), Jessica Vieira (BP), Anna Isbäck (SW), Valeria Stoianu (ROM), Letizia Scifoni (ITA), Damla Babacan (TUR), Darya Frolova/Дарья Фролова (RUS), Rozita Erbanová and Anežka Saicová (CZE; Season 1 and Christmas Special/Season 2, respectively), Nadežhda Panayotova/Надежда Панайотова (BUL), Lydia Morgenstern (GER), Charlotte Hellebostad (NOR), Karin Nanami (J), Marija Stokić (SER), Zrinka Antičević (CRO), Suela Xhonuzi (ALB), Lis Kurniasih (IND), Hanna Sobolyeva/Ганна Соболєва and Yuliya Perenchuk/Юлія Перенчук (UKR, voice-over and dubbing, respectively)

"Every day I think about how lucky I am to live in Paris, and I'm even luckier to get to see all those places through Ladybug's eyes."

The protagonist, a teenage girl and aspiring fashion designer who lives with her parents over a successful Parisian bakery. At school, Marinette is friendly, if self-effacing (especially around her crush, Adrien) but has a knack for leadership, and is well-liked by her peers. When danger threatens Paris, Marinette rushes to the rescue, using her magic earrings to transform into Miraculous Ladybug!

As Ladybug, she's much more confident and assured. She's a clever and skilled fighter, but is still working out some ethical knots, like where lies the line between personal and superhero life.


  • Action Girl: She's more than capable of handling herself in a fight.
  • The Adjectival Superhero: "Miraculous Ladybug".
  • Adorkable: She is sweet, clumsy, and awkward around her crush.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Generally her lying and tricks result in akumatizations (Anansi, Bakerix) but since it all turns out well in the end she never seems to learn.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Cat Noir tends to refer to her as either "bugaboo" or "my lady". She doesn't like the first one much.
  • All Asians Know Martial Arts: Downplayed. Marinette is biracial (half Chinese, half French-Italian) and as Ladybug, she doesn't have a specific fighting style, but is skilled enough to do hand-to-hand combat when necessary.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing:
    • Ladybugs, specifically.
    • Her aquatic version trades this for carp motifs.
  • Ascended Fangirl:
    • She's a big fan of Jagged Stone, and is predictably delighted when he commissions her to design the cover of his next album.
    • She's a big fan of Gabriel Agreste's fashion line and was able to impress him with her hat design.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Downplayed. She's biracial, being Chinese on her mother's side. She's also a proficient gamer.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: While her "Lucky Charm" gives her the item to defeat the akumatized victim, Ladybug herself looks around the area to see how to use said item to defeat the enemy.
  • Back from the Dead: Not her herself, but according to Word of God, her Miraculous Ladybug power can restore anyone killed in a battle with an akuma back to life.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: At the beginning of "Stormy Weather", Marinette is having a hard time preventing little Manon from wreaking havoc on her home.
  • Bat Deduction: Some of her more convoluted plans can veer into this, especially when they involve details that she logically couldn't have predicted.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me:
    • "Origins" reveal that the reason she and Alya are best friends is because Alya stood up for Marinette when she was getting bullied by Chloé.
    • Marinette didn't like Adrien at first when she caught him cleaning up the chewing gum that Chloé had intended to put in her seat, assuming he was in on the prank. However, the next day, Adrien offers her his umbrella and explains what had happened. After seeing how kind he was, Marinette immediately falls for him.
    • She starts to see Luka as a romantic option in "Captain Hardrock" because he apologized to her after making fun (in a non-malicious way) of her stuttering, gave her his Jagged Stone guitar pick, and complimented her bravery to Ladybug.
  • Berserk Button: Zigzagged. Despite having to lie herself to cover her double life as Ladybug, she states that she hates liars, especially those that lie to get close to Adrien. Cue Marinette, as Ladybug, calling Lila out big time in front of Adrien and resulting in Lila's akumatization.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While Marinette is very sweet and considerate, she can be scary when pushed.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Marinette has to deal with her grandmother getting akumatized on her 14th birthday in "La Befana".
  • Brainy Brunette: Zigzagged. Her hair is colored blue, but is described as black In-Universe. Either way, Marinette is still an intelligent girl.
  • Building Swing: She can do this by throwing her yo-yo and swinging.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Marinette's mother is Chinese, while her father is French-Italian.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She goes into either a Gibberish of Love or Motor Mouth when around Adrien, only managing to say what she wants with help from Alya, but otherwise keeps her feelings hidden.
  • Catchphrase: She has a few, not counting her transformation call.
    • She'll sometimes use "Bug out!" as a means of exiting.
    • Nine out of ten times when she calls down her Lucky Charm, she'll say "A/n (object)? What am I supposed to do with this?".
    • When deakumatizing the akuma, she'll always say these phrases in the exact order:
      • "No more evil doing for you, little akuma."
      • "Time to de-evilize!"
      • "Got you!"
      • "Bye-bye, little butterfly."
    • When lending one of the other Miraculous, she says some variant of, "[Full name], here is the Miraculous of the [animal], which grants the power of [power]. You will use it for the greater good. Once the job is done, you will return the Miraculous to me. Can I trust you?"
  • Character Development: Zig-zagged.
    • Retroactive, but the "Origins" episodes show that she had low confidence and would let Chloé do whatever she wanted. As the present timeline shows, she becomes a more assertive person.
    • When it comes to her crush on Adrien, Marinette can be skewed in her decision making as she will often abuse her powers just to keep other girls away from him. This catches up to her in "Volpina", as her jealousy of Lila lying about their "relationship" just to get close to Adrien, leads Marinette to transform as Ladybug just to reveal Lila's lies in an inappropriate manner which not only gets her called out by Adrien but also causes Lila's akumatization. Fast-forward to "Riposte" as Adrien shows mild attraction to fellow fencing peer Kagami, and while Marinette is expectedly jealous of their interactions, she manages to control her jealousy in a mature manner and not abusing her moment as Ladybug to keep Adrien away from Kagami.
  • Chef of Iron: A secret superhero who is noted to be an excellent baker.
  • The Chooser of The One:
    • During certain missions, Ladybug's Lucky Charm doesn't provide her with a tool to defeat the villain but tells Ladybug this time she needs help at which point she goes to Master Fu who entrusts her with a Miraculous and allows her to choose a temporary wielder.
    • In "Backwarder", Master Fu reveals he intends for the Miracle Box to go to Marinette when he dies and she will become the next Guardian.
  • Clark Kenting: She wears a mask, and has hair and eyes a shade lighter, and that's about it. And, like Superman, she has a close friend that desperately wants to know Ladybug's identity, but never connects the dots.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Marinette struggles with her self-confidence, and it was even worse before she became a Miraculous holder.
  • Class Representative: Became her class' representative in "Darkblade".
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed.
    • She doesn't mind Adrien hanging around girls as long as the girls don't have an interest in him. She will however take some more brash actions if she sees anyone really push hard when it comes to getting close to Adrien, such as when she summoned a record through Lucky Charm to interrupt a slow dance song Chloé requested from The Bubbler's at Adrien's birthday party.
    • In "Frozer", her subdued jealousy when Adrien requests advice from her in dating Kagami takes on a passive-aggressive form, from calling Kagami an "ice queen" or telling Adrien to let Kagami fall when skating in the ice rink before backpedalling on her words. It's also clear how miserable she looks when seeing them together during the double date despite not acting out on jealousy like in "Bubbler" or "Volpina".
    • Subtle, but she becomes somewhat angry about Cat Noir supposedly changing his feelings to her instead of Ladybug, which is essentially Marinette getting jealous of herself.
    • However, in "Animaestro", Chloé uses their shared jealousy towards Kagami to convince Marinette to try keeping Kagami away from Adrien by publicly humiliating her. The only reason they're unsuccessful is because of external factors, as Marinette only changed her mind after they had already failed.
    • In "Oni-Chan", Marinette spies on, chases after, and attempts to see into Adrien's bedroom when he and Lila interact.
  • Clueless Dude Magnet: Marinette is completely unaware of how a few guys find her attractive, either as herself or as Ladybug. As revealed in "Copycat", she doesn't even seem to think Cat Noir actually has feelings for her.
  • Color Motifs:
    • Pink — It's her main color scheme in her civilian attire and the color can represent femininity and love.
    • Red and black — Her main color scheme as Ladybug, to match her animal-themed Miraculous. Both colors can represent power and leadership.
  • Consummate Professional: As Ladybug, she'd rather stay focused on the task at hand than flirt, joke, or indulge in celebrity fame while in costume.
  • Cool Loser: Played With. Marinette is clumsy, awkward, has low self-esteem, is sometimes hit with a bit of bad luck, and is a target for Alpha Bitch Chloé, and a lot of her classmates still like her, which could make her come off as an inverted case. However, she's also cute, a kind person, stylish, athletic (if her superhero job is anything to go by), and her classmates are all friendly people who dislike Chloé, actually making her popularity justified and averting the trope.
  • Covert Pervert: In "Simon Says", Marinette goes into a dream-like state when she thinks Adrien is in the shower.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Zigzagged. Marinette has blue hair and matching eyes. However, she's noted to have black hair by the other characters even though her hair is styled blue.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Marinette is shown to be very clumsy, specially around Adrien. As Ladybug, though, she becomes much more competent, though accidents sometimes happen like accidentally bonking Cat Noir (or herself) on the head with her yo-yo.
  • Daddy's Girl: Downplayed. Marinette has an equally close relationship with both her parents, but she has slightly more close one with her father (i.e., playing video games with each other, taking her father to career day, etc).
  • Dance Battler: During fights, she is always moving; twirling around and never staying still for long.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Regardless of being in the right and justified, she publicly humiliated Lila by calling her out on her lies in front of Adrien as a result of acting on her jealousy, resulting in Lila becoming akumatized and receiving a minor What the Hell, Hero? from Adrien himself on her tactlessness.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: When given a BFG as a Lucky Charm in "Malediktator", she tosses it away to opt for the laser instead, remarking she would never use one of those. She also expresses disdain for other excessively large weapons (the two BFS Swords from "Antibug" and "Sandboy").
  • Does Not Like Spam: When her grandmother came to celebrate her 14th birthday, she brought Marinette's childhood favorite candy, Dolo Befana. However, Marinette now hates the candy.
  • Domino Mask: Ladybug's costume sports one. It's actually bonded to her face, as Lady Wifi discovered, so unmasking her isn't as simple as one might think.
  • Dork Knight: Downplayed. She's the protagonist to Adrien's deuteragonist, and a compassionate, genuinely nice Girly Bruiser, who likes fashion, and trumps people at video games left and right. And as Ladybug she stands for responsibility and justice alongside Cat Noir. Despite all that, she gets pretty flustered and even more clumsy than usual around her crush, Adrien, alternating between Cannot Spit It Out and a hilarious case of Motor Mouth.
  • Dude Magnet: Either as Marinette or Ladybug, she has her admirers.
    • Adrien aka Cat Noir only has eyes for Ladybug, so therefore Marinette, which is more meaningful since he is surrounded by hordes of cute fangirls.
    • Nathanaël dreamt of saving her from an akuma attack and all he wanted to do was go on a date with her as Evillustrator. It's implied at the end he gets over his crush on Marinette...only to possibly transfer it to Ladybug.
    • Nino tried to confess his love to her in "Animan" but instead said Alya's name out of nervousness. By the end of the episode, he gets over his crush after becoming an Official Couple with Alya.
    • Théo has an intense liking towards Ladybug and part of the reason he is akumatized into Copycat is because Cat Noir lied about them being a couple to keep Théo from pursuing her.
    • According to Word of God, Luka fell for her when they first met in "Captain Hardrock" and actively flirted with her in "Frozer".
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Cat Noir nicknames her "bugaboo", which annoys more than flatters her. A bugaboo is a fairy creature on par with a hobgoblin or bugbear, and in some cases an alternate name for the bogeyman.
  • Enemy Mine: In "Animaestro", she teams up with her archrival Chloé to sabotage what she thinks is a romantic moment between Adrien and Kagami.
  • Entitled to Have You: Downplayed. While Marinette is apparently willing to let Adrien date other people the reason she falls into this trope is her overactive imagination making her think that Kagami would take Adrien to Japan (i. e. away from her), and thus spends the entire episode helping Chloé humiliate Kagami.
  • Expressive Hair: In Ladybug PV one strand of her hair would change with her mood, such as forming a love heart.
  • Fashion Designer: An amateur one. She enters and wins a fashion design contest at one point.
  • The Fashionista: Subverted. She is a budding fashion designer, and we see a few of her designs, but she (like the other characters) has a Limited Wardrobe.
  • Fatal Flaw: Impulsiveness. Her tendency to do or say things on a whim, especially when Adrien is involved, has not only driven a wedge between her and her friends, but it has also lead to a substantial number of akumatizations.
  • Flower Motifs: Pink flowers with black leaves can be seen on her civilian t-shirt and in a number of her designs.
  • Friendless Background: "Origins" imply she was this thanks to Chloé's bullying of her making it hard to actually befriend her other peers. Thankfully, Alya's presence helped out.
  • Gamer Chick: Everyone (including Max) assumes Marinette's a newbie at the game focused on in "The Gamer," but she's able to beat both Max and Adrien at it (much to the former's chagrin) with ease due to spending plenty of time playing it with her father.
  • Genki Girl: Whenever Adrien is not around, Marinette has the typical characteristics and mannerisms of one.
  • Gibberish of Love: In earlier episodes, she's incapable of speaking a complete sentence in Adrien's presence.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her default hairstyle.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: She mentions in "Gorizilla" that she doesn't like to watch horror movies.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Her outfit includes mainly pink colors. She's open about her crush on Adrien (at least, only to those she can trust). Plus, she's an aspiring fashion designer. Marinette can also be as aggressive as she needs to be and is skilled at video games.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: In-universe, Ladybug's hair is described as "jet black", but her CGI model has blue hair.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears two red hair bands for her Girlish Pigtails.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Her "Lucky Charm" often gets the What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway? reaction from the Villain of the Week, but she quickly shows them that whatever item the "Lucky Charm" gives her is the key to her victory.
  • The Hero: She and Cat Noir are partners, but she's unquestionably the leader of the duo and the show's main hero.
  • Heroic Ambidexterity: Marinette has shown to be ambidextrous and is The Hero of the show.
  • Hero with a Unique Name: Unlike Adrien and their peers, Marinette's last name is a hyphenation between her father and mother's. And since the former is French-Italian and the latter is Chinese, her last name also counts as a Multi-Ethnic Name.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Alya are as close as sisters, and tell each other practically everything.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • She turns out to be quite the skilled Gamer Chick.
    • As it turns out, the episode "Oblivio" shows that Marinette's "Lucky Vision" isn't a superpower at all. Marinette is just naturally clever and creative enough to MacGyvering her way out of a dangerous situation with what anyone else would see as something completely useless.
  • Hypocrite:
    • In "Copycat", Marinette steals Adrien's phone, but in "Volpina" she criticizes Lila for stealing his book. Before seeing Lila throw it away. She's also stolen a photographer's memory chip and Juleka's bike (both returned but they were still taken without permission).
    • More concerning is that she has repeatedly stated she hates liars, and yet has a habit of lying to avoid potential embarrassment. Particularly to Adrien.
    • Ladybug is adamantly defensive about her private life, even getting annoyed at Nadja Chamack when the reporter asks standard interview questions. However, Marinette has invaded Adrien's privacy many times (and attempted many more).
    • Marinette is often disgusted with Chloé's bullying nature but actually helps her to try and humiliate Kagami in front of Adrien in "Animaestro" after Chloé convinces her that Kagami would take Adrien away to Japan. Thankfully she does realize what she did in the end.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A platonic example with her father — along with her mother, Tom dwarfs Marinette.
  • Iconic Outfit: Marinette's ladybug suit she wears as Ladybug.
  • Imagine Spot: Played for laughs as her imagination tends to go to the extreme for either the best or the worst possible consequences, usually the latter due to worrying about trying to get Adrien to notice her. One positive scenario that came out of her excitable mind was an immediate Happily Ever After scene following a supposed successful fruit smoothie date, having already decided the names of her and Adrien's "future" three children.
  • I'm Not Afraid of You: Shown in many episodes where she is outnumbered. In the Origin episodes when Hawk Moth projects his head as a menacing mass of akumatized butterflies she is the first to confidently and swiftly take on all the butterflies by unakumatizing them, and as a bonus makes a powerful speech to Hawk Moth that she isn't afraid.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Not only is her main weapon a yo-yo, but the entire nature of her "Lucky Charm" is that it grants her a random and seemingly useless item that would normally serve no purpose in combat, but is actually exactly what she needs to defeat the Villain of the Week.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Of the heroic and idealistic variety.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When it comes to her crush on Adrien, Marinette has a tendency to let it cloud her judgement to the point she winds up accidentally hurting someone else's feelings.
  • Invincible Hero: Ladybug wins every battle, even as Marinette. However, this is at least somewhat balanced out by the not-small amount of Near Villain Victories that she ends up having to fight through.
  • Irony: "Origins" reveal that Marinette used to dislike Adrien due to a misunderstanding on her part. Now, she's completely smitten with him.
  • Killer Yoyo: Ladybug's main weapon.
  • Late for School: More often than not. In the opening, she is seen running to school with a croissant in her mouth as a homage to the manga cliché.
  • The Leader: Of the duo, Marinette is the one making the decisions to down the akuma and she covers all four types. She uses her Awesomeness by Analysis skills to defeat the akumatized villain (Mastermind), is less Hot-Blooded and more mature than Cat Noir (Levelheaded), speaks out against Hawk Moth and his plans (Headstrong), and is quite popular either as a civilian or superhero (Charismatic).
  • Lethal Joke Item: Her "Lucky Charm" always gives her a random item that is seemingly useless, but that after some quick thinking turns out to be the key to defeating the episode's Villain of the Week.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Marinette is just as brave, selfless, kind, and funny as her parents. And like her dad, Marinette is skilled at gaming.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: In "Simon Says", Adrien comments that she has his mother's smile. It's her eyes, likely in the metaphorical sense, in the English version.
  • Likes Clark Kent, Hates Superman: Downplayed. Marinette has a massive crush on Adrien, but finds his alter-ego Cat Noir's flirting to be obnoxious, although she still cares about him.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Even more than the usual cartoon trope, her pajamas consist of an off-white t-shirt and pink pants just like her regular outfit. Her civilian outfits consist of a dark gray blazer, a white t-shirt with black stitching and a design below the collar (pink flowers and black leaves), pink pants, light pink ballet shoes with dark red soles adorn her feet, and her Miraculous earrings.
  • Love at First Sight: Downplayed. Marinette first met Adrien when she caught him trying to remove gum that Chloé placed as a cruel prank, but from where Marinette was standing, it looked he was placing it there on purpose. When he tried to explain the misunderstanding, she refused to believe him. When they have their second conversation together, Adrien explains what happened and that he's still new to being a student. He then offered his umbrella for her to carry in the rain. Right there, she fell in love with him.
  • Love Epiphany: Marinette fell for Adrien after he revealed that he wasn't the one who put the gum on her seat and opened up about his lonely childhood and how he wanted to make friends. He then gave her his umbrella because of the oncoming thunderstorm.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Downplayed. Marinette's infatuation over Adrien tends to make her even more careless than her usual clumsiness despite having good intentions. She has caused three akumatizations as a result of being blinded by her love, which include defeating Max in a video game in order to team up with Adrien for a video game tournament despite knowing Max trained for the tournament for a year, tactlessly calling out Lila on her lies out of jealousy without considering the consequences, and attacking Santa in the Christmas Episode under the misconception that he was harming a supposedly kidnapped Adrien. Though, to be fair with the last one, Marinette didn't have a lot of evidence to go on, which was partly why she jumped to the conclusion on top of being worried for Adrien.
  • Magnetic Hero: Either in her superhero or civilian identity, she is well-liked by nearly everyone.
  • Masterofthe Mixed Message: While not as obvious as Adrien, she still has her moments.
    • Ladybug sometimes flirted back with Chat Noir because she didn't think it was serious, leading him to conlude that she was toying with him.
    • More confusing is that she only started calling him "Kitty" after his feelings for her are revealed.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Ladybug, who has good luck based powers.
    • "Marinette" is the French version of Marieta, which is Catalan for "ladybug" and also doubles as a nod to her blue (marine) hair.
  • Mixed Ancestry: French-Italian on her father's side, Chinese on her mother's side.
  • Motor Mouth: Whenever she gets nervous (especially around Adrien), Marinette has a tendency to ramble on at a fast pace.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Is a Dude Magnet who wears Sensual Spandex during her Ladybug time.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Due to her Mixed Ancestry and taking her mother's surname along with her father's, Marinette has hyphenated French and Chinese last names.
  • Nice Girl: Marinette is very friendly and kind to her classmates and friends and is perfectly satisfied to have Adrien think his neglectful father sent him a birthday gift when it was really from her if it makes him happy.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She has caused the second-greatest number of akumatizations.
    • She inadvertently turned Max into the Gamer when she beat him at a video game he had spent a year training for.
    • In "Volpina," Marinette's jealousy gets the better of her when she embarrasses Lila in front of Adrien. This indirectly causes Lila's akumatization.
    • In the Christmas Episode, circumstantial evidence causes Ladybug to jump to conclusions, and she attacks Santa Claus under the assumption that he is a supervillain who kidnapped Adrien. The furious Santa falls prey to Hawk Moth as a result.
    • In Season 2 her track record gets much worse: she creates Befana by being insensitive toward her grandmother, creates Riposte by preventing Kagami from making the fencing teamnote , helps create Dark Owl by accidentally humiliating Mr. Damocles, indirectly creates Gigantitan by frustrating Adrian's chauffeur with her ridiculous plan, creates Glaciator by rejecting André's attempt to cheer her up, and her own dad, Tom, becomes Weredad because of her "overacting" her reaction on Cat Noir's rejection.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Her attempts to stand up for Sabrina when Chloé treats her poorly just result in Sabrina acting creepy towards her, and when Marinette tries to let her down gently for Sabrina to accuse her of being worse than Chloé.
  • Nom de Mom: Marinette uses both her French-Italian father's and Chinese mother's surnames as her own.
  • Only I Can Kill Him: Justified. Ladybug is the only hero capable of purifying an akuma.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • When Marinette's uncle is visiting and she's worried about making a good impression in "Kung Food", the usually speechless and shy Marinette is calm and sullen around Adrien.
    • Word of God has noted that Marinette is a hard person to akumatize because she's such an optimist, but came very close in "Zombizou" and "Chameleon" because someone (Chloé and Lila, respectively) made her significantly angry.
    • Marinette makes no secret of her extreme dislike over Chloé in many episodes. So, when she decides to help Chloé in keeping Kagami away from Adrien, after the she manipulated Marinette into thinking Kagami would take him away, it shows just how desperate she is. Thankfully, she did come to her senses.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Was a fairly average middle school student before gaining powers, as seen in the Origins Episode.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Marinette's disguise is basically a small mask over her eyes; the transformation doesn't even change her hairstyle! Even so, many people mistake other characters as Ladybug when dressed in the costume; this is most blatant when Lady WiFi reveals that Chloé dresses as Ladybug in private and thus believes that Chloé is the real thing. So far Jagged Stone seems to be the only person who notices that Chloé's hair is different. When Chloé showcases her Ladybug outfit, it even includes a replica wig that's, of course, identical to Marinette's hair.
  • Parental Title Characterization: Marinette refers to her parents as "Mama" and "Papa" in the original French despite being a teenager, hinting at their close and loving relationship; in the English dub, she uses the age-appropriate but still affectionate "Mom" and "Dad".
  • Patchwork Kids: Marinette has her father's head and eye shape, but has her mother's hair color and skin complexion.
  • Personality Powers: Played straight. It's unsurprising that an energetic, physically expressive, and impulsive artist would be the one tasked with recreating the world after akuma battles. (Symbolically, her Miraculous is associated with the yang/assertiveness symbol, which denotes all those traits.)
  • Pink Means Feminine: Wears pink pants and a pink-accented shirt in her everyday outfit, and a large part of her room is pink. She is also quite the girly girl with an interest in fashion and huge crush on Adrien.
  • Plucky Girl: She stays optimistic and determined no matter what predicament she's in.
  • The Pollyanna: Always manages to remain upbeat and positive. The creators even confirmed that the reason why she's hard to akumatize is because she's an optimist.
  • Poster-Gallery Bedroom: Yet another tipoff to the fact that she's got a huge crush on Adrien is that her wall is covered in photos of him. Doubles as something of a Stalker Shrine, since she's also got his schedule down somewhere.
  • Pragmatic Hero: She is acutely aware of how important Ladybug's duty is (unless blinded by jealousy). To uphold it, she will betray, pickpocket, and hurt people- as shown when, after they've all tried to grab it, she slams down on Cat and the villain's hands to smash the akuma-hosting whistle.
  • Promoted Fanboy: In-Universe. Jagged Stone and Clara Nightingale are Marinette's favorite artists. She ends up designing the album cover for Jagged's new album and almost stars in Clara's new music video. Also, both of them have written songs about Ladybug, much to Marinette's glee.
  • Protagonist Title: Marinette's alias, "Ladybug", is part of the series' title.
  • Punny Name: Du pain is French for “of bread”. Cheng is Chinese for “to make”.
  • Random Effect Spell: Her "Lucky Charm" produces a seemingly random item that, when used correctly, can solve whatever problem she summoned it for. Marinette just has to figure out how to apply it. Once the day is saved, the item serves as the catalyst for her World-Healing Wave.
  • Reality Warper: Can create day-saving MacGuffins and invoke World-Healing Waves, though only in once-per-episode Limit Break form.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Inverted. As Ladybug, she wears a mostly red suit with black spots, but is the heroic protagonist.
  • Red Is Heroic: Her Magical Girl outfit. With a bit of Dark Is Not Evil, because her main colors are red and black, the most common villain colors, considering her ladybug theme.
  • Refusal of the Call: After failing her first outing as Ladybug, Marinette is so distraught that she removes her earrings despite Tikki's horrified protests.
  • Reset Button: Invoked; it's actually one of her powers. She "presses" it after defeating a villain by using her powers to undo all the damage they cause.
  • Running Gag:
    • Her Imagine Spot future with Adrien where she gushes about they'll get married and have a house and have three kids, a dog, and a cat... nah, forget the cat—Oh! And a hamster named—
    • As of Season 2, someone always interrupts her before she can say what her and Adrien's future pet hamster will be named.
  • Secret Diary: She keeps one, which Chloé tries to steal precisely because it contains Marinette's deep dark secrets. Marinette's perfectly aware that this may happen, though, and rigged its case to clamp shut around anyone who tries to steal it; just ask Sabrina.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: She knows Alya is Rena Rouge and Nino is Carapace—having been the one who gave them their Miraculouses—and freely acknowledges it as Ladybug, but she has to play dumb about it in her civilian identity to avoid revealing her own secret I.D.
  • She-Fu: Leaps around as part of her combat style.
  • Shipper on Deck: In general she supports all romance unless someone's target is Adrien.
    • She is excited for her parents' 20th anniversary and helps them with dressing up.
    • Marinette went into instant Squee! mode when Nino stated he was in love with Alya.note 
    • She explicitly states that Ivan and Mylène were made for each other.
    • She's very supportive of helping Marc get together with Nathaniel (officially to create Ladybug comics together, but unofficially...)
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Zigzagged. Marinette actually has quite a bold personality around other people, but she's too shy to approach Adrien directly, and gets nervous when he does pay attention to her.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man:
    • In the end what attracted her to Adrien wasn't his good looks, his fame or his money, but his kindness.
    • She shows a modicum of attraction to Luka, not because of his cool guitar playing, but because of how kind and attentive he is.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Adrien is a model with a sweet personality, but Marinette doesn't really know him all that well (although she knows him better than either of them think). Despite this, she's frequently seen mooning over him, and in earlier episodes her crush would cause to become basically catatonic in his presence. Not to mention her Stalker Shrine.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Marinette has saved Paris numerous times but can't muster up proper sentences in front of Adrien. This is lampshaded by Tikki.
  • Spider-Man Send-Up: Marinette holds many similarities to Peter Parker, both in and out of costume. She struggles to balance her hero work with her personal life, only continuing it out of a sense of moral duty, with a blond crush (Adrien/Gwen), a blonde bully (Chloé/Flash), a high-class villain that is the head of the various villains in the series (Hawk Moth/Kingpin) and a villain who happens to be the father of someone close to her (Gabriel Agreste, father of Adrien/Norman Osborne, father of Peter's friend Harry). As Ladybug, she is an Animal-Themed Superbeing with blue and red being predominant in her color scheme, she has enhanced flexibility, transports herself via Building Swing, and possesses an enhanced sense of intuition when using the item her lucky-charm deposits. She also has a Love Interest themed after a black cat (Felicia Hardy a.k.a. Black Cat and Adrien Agreste a.k.a. Cat Noir).
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Ladybug does it by spinning her magic yoyo; however in this case it doesn't so much deflect than create an impenetrable shield that disintegrate what's thrown at it. She uses it once to protect herself and Cat Noir from a blown-away bus; this doesn't stop it, but they end up safely inside through a perfectly round hole on its side.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Marinette has a huge crush on Adrien and knows his entire daily schedule.
  • Stalker Shrine: She has the wall above her desk and her laptop filled with Adrien's photos, not to mention a very detailed record of his daily activities. It's Played for Laughs, though. Especially when Adrien actually visits her and Marinette desperately rushes to hide all the photos.
  • Stealth Expert: Marinette has shown to be quite stealthy, without transforming into Ladybug, as she is able to sneak by her peers unnoticed.
  • Stock Shoujo Heroine: Downplayed. Marinette is a feminine aspiring fashion designer who is sweet, klutzy, self-effacing, and tongue-tied around her crush. But her superhero alter-ego, Ladybug, is far more proactive and assertive than the usual example of this trope.
  • Sweet Baker: Marinette and her family own a bakery, and they're all very kindhearted people, with Marinette being the titular hero and the others all being notably kind as well.
  • Sweet Tooth: The Zagtoon illustrations show that Marinette likes sweets.
  • Tareme Eyes: To represent her Nice Girl personality.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Marinette is a definite girly-girl, and is shown to be capable of bringing the clothes she designs to life.
  • Thinking Tic: When thinking on what to do with her summoned tool, Ladybug scrunches up her face while looking around the area.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Or, better said, "Thinks Like a Shoujo Manga", given the Art Shift in her rather excessive daydreams.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The Origins Episode shows that Marinette lacked confidence and was afraid to stand up for herself. After accepting her role as Ladybug, she learns to be more assertive, and even gives Chloé a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Transformation Trinket: Ladybug's earrings.
  • Tsundere: A mild example. She's usually very dere, especially as a civilian, but she often displays a tsuntsun streak toward Cat Noir when dealing with his humor, cockiness, or attempts to flirt with her.
  • Variable-Length Chain: Her yo-yo can go from short enough to serve as a shield to long enough to string someone up from the rafters of a building.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her yo-yo.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: To Cat Noir.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • In "The Bubbler", she uses her "Lucky Charm" to break up Adrien and Chloé during a slow dance instead of to stop the Villain of the Week. Tikki quickly calls her out on it, as now they have to wait for Tikki to recharge before Marinette can transform again, thus giving Bubbler extra time to cause more mayhem.
    • As much as Chloé deserves it, Ladybug's "The Reason You Suck" Speech toward her in "Antibug" was still a little unnecessary considering she was only trying to help and turned out to have been correct on the location of Vanisher's akuma. Cat Noir even calls her out on it, and this results in Chloé becoming akumatized herself. She later apologizes to Chloé after de-evilizing her.
    • Similarly, while Lila definitely deserved to get called out for her Blatant Lies, Ladybug exposing her right in front of Adrien was still pretty tactless, as Adrien is quick to point out. And like with Chloé, this also results in Lila becoming an akuma.
  • Women Are Wiser: Zigzagged. While Adrien is not an idiot, he does have a habit of making impulsive decisions as Cat Noir and is less socially skilled in some areas due to being homeschooled. However, Marinette as Ladybug, has proven to be the strategist of the two and is usually the one to get the job done even when her partner is brainwashed or occupied. But that doesn't mean she isn't prone to making foolish and/or irresponsible choices.
  • World-Healing Wave: Once she's pacified the Villain of the Week, she can cast a spell to undo any damage related to the akuma.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair, which she inherited from her mother. Probably a case of Purple Is the New Black, since she is half-Chinese and is described in-universe as having black hair.
  • Youthful Freckles: Can be seen on a close-up of her CGI model. They emphasize her youthful, excitable nature.
  • Zany Scheme: Marinette often plans complicated, crazy plans in order to romance Adrien.

    Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir 

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"Plagg, claws out!"

Voiced by: Benjamin Bollen (FR), Bryce Papenbrook (EN), Nam Doh-hyeong (KOR), Ziyad Sharif (ARA), Jesús Barreda (ES), Tomás González (MEX), Guy Zaydman/גיא זיידמן (HEB), Penke Bence (HUN), Maksymilian Bogumił (P), André Raimundo (EP), Fabricio Vila Verde (BP), Adam Portnoff (SW), Cristi Niculescu (ROM), Flavio Aquilone (ITA), Gökhan Özdemir/Türkçe (TUR), Alexander Shestopalov/Александр Шестопало&#1074 and Nikolay Bystrov; (RUS, season 1 and season 2 onwards respectively), Jakub Nemčok (CZE), Kamen Asenov/Камен Асенов (BUL), Maximilian Artajo (GER), Leo Meieran (NOR), Ryota Osaka (J), Predrag Damnjanović (SER), Dino Škare (CRO), Oleksandr Solodkyi/Олександр Солодкий (UKR, voice-over and dubbing)

"Being Cat Noir's awesome. I can finally do whatever I wanna do and say whatever comes to mind!"

A classmate of Marinette's, a boy who lives with his wealthy, distant father. Even at school, he's a bit aloof, although considerate. Adrien really opens up to his best bud, Nino. Adrien works part-time as a model, and is a Teen Idol in his own right. But he really comes into his own when he takes out his magical ring that turns him into the superhero Cat Noir. Cat Noir is quick with an insult, quicker with a pun, and as confident as - well, as the cat that got the cream. Cat Noir makes no secret of his big ol' crush on Ladybug; unfortunately for all parties, Adrien either doesn't notice, or is painfully polite about, Marinette's humongous crush on him.


  • Adorkable: Shows it more as Cat Noir with his attempts to woo Ladybug and love of puns.
  • Aesop Amnesia: After acting unjustifiably cold to Ladybug in "Glaciator" for seemingly playing with his feelings, he apologizes to her for his behavior, accepts her rejection, and is seemingly happy with their friendship. However, come "Frozer", he tries again to confess his love only to be rejected again despite knowing she has feelings for someone else, and acts cold to her again before they go after the titular akuma.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • "Adrikins" from Chloé.
    • He's called "kitty" occasionally from Ladybug.
  • Alliterative Name: Adrien Agreste.
  • Amazon Chaser:
    • As shown in the Origins Episode, Adrien's attraction to Ladybug is just as much her being a badass superheroine as it is her looks. He even lampshades it:
      Cat Noir: She's so stubborn! It's so irresistible!
    • Adrien starts to have a modicum of attraction to talented fencer, Kagami.
    • While his actions tend to be mixed, there are hints he has an attraction to the strong-willed Marinette (who also happens to be the superheroine, Ladybug).
  • Animal Eyes: When he transforms into Cat Noir, his pupils become vertically slit like a cat's. His sclera (the whites of his eyes) also turn green, mimicking a cat's huge irises.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing:
    • One of the very rare male cat heroes.
    • His aquatic version trades for what appears to be triton or salamander motifs.
  • Ascended Fanboy: invoked He's an anime fan who can actually transform into a hero.
  • As Himself: In-universe. He's the voice of Cat Noir in the 2D animated movie, and nobody is aware that Paris' favorite superhero is being played by the man himself.
  • Badass in Distress: Frequently requires rescuing by Ladybug due to being overpowered by the villain.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: He's a bad luck-themed hero with the power to corrode things. This doesn't stop him from using it for good.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Deconstructed. Adrien's friendship with Chloé is because of her being his sole friend growing up. However, this leads to him not calling her out on bratty behavior, in fear that the only friendship he's ever had will end. However, when she falsely calls the fire department, allows everyone else at school to get punished for it while abusing her father's influence to pull a Karma Houdini, and shows no remorse over it, Adrien's patience with her is finally pushed too far and he threatens to renounce their friendship.
  • Beneath the Mask: Adrien is the "superhero as true self" variant of this trope. As Cat Noir, he's an adventurous, wisecracking Casanova Wannabe. As Adrien, he's a lonely child at the mercy of a neglectful father who forces him to maintain a somber, perfect reputation. Activating his Miraculous' disguise gives Cat the freedom to act in ways that he never could otherwise (although many of Adrien's insecurities definitely carry over).
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Adrien is a very sweet and cordial young man. However, he's not afraid to call out anyone, be it Chloé or Ladybug, for their questionable behavior. "Onichan" highlights best why you should NEVER take advantage of his kindness. After Lila smugly worms her way through his private life and deliberately endangers his loved ones and heroic partner, Adrien has it with her, renouncing her as a friend and refusing to give her any more chances, and none of Lila’s pleas convince him otherwise.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: As Cat Noir, he is a wisecracking Pungeon Master who is usually the Butt-Monkey, but don't forget — he is the wielder of one of the two most powerful Miraculouses, and can corrode anything he touches to dust.
  • Big Man on Campus: Adrien is a very popular and kind character in school, loved by almost everyone.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Adrien has to deal with the titular akumatized villain on his birthday in "The Bubbler".
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Cat is seemingly gunning for the "Most Times Brainwashed by Villains" world record believed to be currently held by one Samantha Simpson.
    • In the episode "Dark Cupid", he turns bad after being hit by one of the Dark Cupid's arrows. He is cured by The Power of Love via a kiss from Ladybug.
    • In "The Puppeteer", the Puppeteer manages to take control of him through his puppet.
    • In "Princess Fragrance", he falls victim to the villain's mind-control perfume.
    • In "Despair Bear", Cat Noir is briefly mind-controlled when the titular akuma grabs onto his leg.
    • In "Zombizou", he is the second-to-last member of the cast to fall under Zombizou's sway.
    • In "Malediktator", the titular akuma made Cat Noir think and act as a literal cat. That backfires on him hard, though.
  • Broken Ace: He's a popular model with a rich father, well-liked at school, speaks multiple languages, fences, plays basketball, and has tons of fangirls. As Cat Noir, he's loved by the people as a local superhero. However, this comes with a boatload of parental issues and a lonely upbringing.
  • But Not Too Foreign: The last name "Agreste" indicates he's of Italian descent.
  • Butt-Monkey: He tends to be the first one to get comically wounded, thrown around during fights, or subjected to Mind Control (ironically, more often as Cat Noir than as Adrien).
  • Calling the Old Man Out: This is most explicitly shown in "Simon Says", where Adrien (as Cat Noir) calls out his father for not considering his own safety, his stubbornness, and thinking he's above everyone else. Later on, as Adrien, he snarks that there's a lot that Gabriel hasn't noticed about him, ring aside.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Downplayed. He (as Cat Noir) is quite open about his love for Ladybug, but she thinks his flirting is just for fun and he's not serious. He also doesn't push a relationship on her because he respects her wishes of keeping their relationship as professionals and friends.
  • Cat Boy: As Cat Noir, this is the overall theme of his appearance; he magically gains cat-like eyes, but the cat ears and tail are just hair clips and a belt (though they still move as though they were real).
  • Character Development: In the beginning, Adrien wouldn't speak up against Chloé's mean actions because she was his Only Friend during the times he was homeschooled. Eventually, he stops making excuses for her and starts to actively reprimand her behavior. Incidentally, he gains more guts to talk back to his father, even if in sparse moments.
  • Character Tics: Puts his hand behind his head when around his crush, Ladybug.
  • Chick Magnet: He has his fair share of admirers, more so in his civilian alter-ego.
    • Marinette has only eyes for Adrien, becoming easily jealous when another takes an interest in him. And she admits that if "Adrien" wasn't around, she would like Cat Noir.
    • Chloé can't stop flirting with him, even when he makes it clear he only likes her as a friend.
    • Lila was instantly smitten with Adrien and lied about being close with Ladybug and being from a family of superheroes just to get closer to him.
    • Downplayed, but Astruc confirmed that Alya thinks Cat Noir is cute.
    • Both Aurore and Mireille are fans of his and go ga-ga whenever they see him personally or a poster picture of him.
    • After "Riposte" and "Frozer", Kagami pretty much let the door open to him, saying she'll be there when Adrien notice he's going after the "wrong target".
  • Childhood Friend: Chloé was his only friend for years. This is why he initially doesn't call her out on her awfulness.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: As Cat Noir he has no qualms constantly flirting with Ladybug, but always stops when she reminds him of the task at hand.
  • Clark Kenting: Not as overt as Ladybug, given his transformation includes bright green sclerae... but apart from that, it's really just slightly lighter hair in a slightly different style with a Domino Mask.
  • Color Character: Called "Chat Noir" (lit. Black Cat) in the French dub, and his costume is of a black cat.
  • Color Motifs:
    • Black — His main color scheme as Cat Noir and the color can represent power and beauty.
    • Green — His second primary color scheme (present in his transformation energy and the lights on his ring) due to his natural green eyes, that are more pronounced as Cat Noir.
  • Covert Pervert: Not as Cat Noir, who's open about his interests in Ladybug (i.e., like seeing her in a bikini while grinning flirtatiously, trying to lean in for a kiss, being visibly and vocally excited over there being two Ladybugs, etc.), but as Adrien he keeps his thoughts to himself making him this.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Downplayed. While Cat Noir doesn't mind Ladybug hanging around other guys, he doesn't like it when they express interest in her. One particular Villain of the Week was the result of him lying about his relationship with Ladybug out of jealousy.
    • Played for Laughs, in Onichan Chat Noir states how much better he is than Adrien.
  • Cultured Badass: He can speak fluent Chinese, fencing is one of his hobbies, and he's a secret superhero.
  • Dance Battler: Like Ladybug, he doesn't stay still in combat. However, he is more prone to act more animalistic; running on all fours at times.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears dark clothing in civvie and alter ego forms, but is on Ladybug's side. He also has a set of powers that would normally lend themselves towards being a villain, but fights for good.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Adrien's skin tone has a slight natural tan. It's most noticeable against Cat Noir's black catsuit.
  • Deuteragonist: To Ladybug's Protagonist.
  • Didn't Think This Through: As Cat Noir, he has a tendency to jump into action without a plan first. This rarely ends well for him.
  • Distressed Dude: Has been captured and tied up a number of times in the first season.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Despite Ladybug's continued rejection he continues to hope that she'll "fall for [him] one day".
  • Dork Knight: He's a studious, kind-hearted, sweet Ace who genuinely cares about others and literally Jumped at the Call. He's also a dorky, punny cat-boy, who despite being polite and pretty friendly, started the series as a homeschooled kid who had difficulty relating to his peers. He got better after Character Development kicked in.
  • Dual Wielding: His staff can split in two if needed.
  • Dub Name Change: In the original French version, he is known as "Chat Noir", which is French for "black cat". Most dubs translate his name totally or partially ("Cat Noir" in the English version; "Black Cat" in the Korean version).
  • Dumb Blonde: Downplayed. Adrien has shown to be quite smart, as he gets good grades in school, but is lacking in a few social cues and has tendency to be impulsive on missions as Cat Noir.
  • Entitled to Have You: Downplayed. As Cat Noir, he respects Ladybug's wishes to keep their identities a secret from each other and doesn't do anything forceful; he's also a downplayed Crazy Jealous Guy plus Marinette (who is also a downplayed Clingy Jealous Girl) has done some wrong actions out of jealousy just like Adrien.
    • Adrien lies about their relationship status in "Copycat" resulting in the titular villain.
    • Second, in "Glaciator", he sets up a romantic date with Ladybug to confess his feelings, despite her and Plagg noting that she said she had other plans. And obviously, she doesn't show up. When the titular akuma shows, Cat Noir begins to act bitter and uncooperative with her, at one point accusing her indirectly of playing with his feelings. At the end, he apologizes for over-reacting and accepts her feelings for another boy.
    • However, in "Frozer", he tries again to woo Ladybug despite knowing about her feelings for someone else and when they show up to deal with the akuma he acts coldly toward her.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: At least he has an obssesive fanboy, Wayhem, who constantly chases him.
  • Expressive Accessory: The ears and tail of his Cat Noir costume are nothing but hair clips and a belt, but they sometimes move like actual cat ears and tail, reflecting his mood.
  • Extreme Doormat: His fear of loneliness is such that (before Character Development kicks in) he won't assert himself socially.
  • Fairy Tale Motifs:
    • Word of God has explicitly compared Adrian to Snow White, with his father as the Evil Queen, Natalie as the Huntsman, and Marinette/Ladybug as his "Prince."
    • He also has a lot in common with Disney's Rapunzel, with his blond hair, green eyes, and very restrictive (almost prison-like) home life with an overprotective yet absent parent whom he doesn't yet realize is the villain of his story.
    • "Style Queen Part 1" makes it more explicit by having Style Queen turn Adrien to gold and lay him out on a coffin-like bed with a rose in his mouth for Ladybug to find, resembling the iconic image from Disney's Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: In the English dub, Ladybug notes that he has his mother's eyes.
  • Fashion Model: He models for his father's line.
  • Flexing Those Non-Biceps: As Cat Noir, he tries to show off his non-existent musculature to Marinette and Lady Wifi. They are not impressed.
  • Flower Motifs: Roses. He usually presents roses (red ones) to Ladybug as a symbol of his love.
  • Friendless Background: He states that before he started going to Marinette's school, he didn't have any friends (though he has known Chloé for a while).
  • Fun Personified: Chat Noir comes across as this to Ladybug so successfully that she's surprised every time he "breaks character". Every. Single. Time.
  • Gilded Cage: He felt this way about his life before he became Cat Noir, going so far as to run off so he could meet other kids.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He is blond and extremely kindhearted.
  • Has a Type: All of the girls Adrien has shown attraction to are of at least partially Asian ancestry, have short blue (officially black) hair with varying levels of badass. Of course, he has no idea that two of them are actually the same girl.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Cat Noir's outfit is essentially a leather catsuit (no pun intended).
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He is Nino's best friend. They enjoy hanging out with each other, and they sit together in class. This is to the point that Nino actually goes to Adrien's father in hopes of getting him to allow Adrien a birthday party, and becoming visibly upset when he fails. Keep in mind that Nino is usually pretty laid back.
  • Homeschooled Kids: He only began attending middle school at the start of the current school year, and initially has trouble making new friends because of his association with Chloé; not helped by the fact that other episodes (eg. "Reflekta") imply that the kids in that college have known each other for years. And unlike the stereotypical example of being socially awkward, Adrien is pretty friendly, if a bit reserved. However, the Origins episodes reveal that he clearly didn't know how to act around kids his age and had difficulty understanding how classroom etiquette worked.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Adrien smugly lies to Théo about his and Ladybug's relationship and refuses to accept his part in Théo's akumatization. However, he threatens to end his friendship with Chloé for lying in "Despair Bear" and not accepting responsibility for her actions.
    • He is notably uncomfortable whenever Chloé glomps or attempts to kiss him, something that he tries to politely say to her. However, he constantly does this, especially the latter, to Ladybug even though she shows hardly any interest. And even after seemingly accepting Ladybug's rejection, he still continues to flirt with her despite knowing she likes someone.
    • In "Glaciator", Adrien is mad at Ladybug for seemingly playing with his feelings, even though she stated she had earlier plans in the episode. Hwowever, Adrien himself is a Master of the Mixed Message, which is best shown in "Frozer".
  • Iconic Outfit: Adrien's black catsuit he wears as Cat Noir.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: As Cat Noir, he is playful, emotionally expressive, and bold to a fault...because he's overcompensating for the stress of his normal life, in which he can't be any of those things.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: His loneliness is rooted in his mysterious Missing Mom, emotionally distant father, lack of friends during his childhood sans one, and being homeschooled for most of his life. Word of God also stated that the bell on Cat Noir's suit is a reference to a domestic kitten, conveying his inner desire for a loving home.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Adrien dreams of making friends at school, even though he doesn't get off to a good start with his classmates due to his friendship with Chloé.
  • Innate Night Vision: He gains night vision when he transforms into Cat Noir. Which makes sense, as most cats have better night vision than day vision, and are known for being able to see in the dark comparatively well relative to humans.
  • Ironic Name: Adrien's surname, Agreste, means "rustic," which in no way describes his wealthy lifestyle.
  • Jumped at the Call: Is so eager to become a superhero that he transforms into Cat Noir for the first time before he had learned how his powers work.
  • Keet: As Cat Noir, he has a boundless energy and optimism, as well as a very fun-loving jokester personality.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Downplayed. The creators mention that the reason it's hard to akumatize Adrien is because he's used to disappointment.
  • The Lancer: To Marinette/Ladybug. His sheltered upbringing by distant parents (primarily his father) contrasts Marinette's friendless, but relatively free childhood by loving and fair parents. As civilians, he's quiet and reserved unlike Marinette's energetic and friendly nature; as superheroes, their roles switch to a degree with Cat Noir having a cocky and playful demeanor to Ladybug's straightforward and professional attitude. Also, either as Adrien or Cat Noir, he's not afraid to call out Ladybug when she does something he doesn't agree with. As for their Miraculouses, they are owners of the two most powerful, but he tends to follow her lead in battle.
  • Large Ham: As Cat Noir, he's a lot more flamboyant and chatty. He also makes the occasional cat pun.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Whenever a new Villain of the Week shows up, Cat Noir doesn't waste any time in jumping into battle, which usually backfires.
  • Like Parent, Like Child:
    • According to Gabriel, Emilie was stubborn and headstrong when it came to other people's safety, similarly to Adrien.
    • Like his father, Adrien is a popular Paris citizen thanks to fashion (Gabriel being a designer, Adrien a model), but both tend to have a Sugar-and-Ice Personality (although, Adrien is more sugar while Gabriel leans more to ice). However, both become more flamboyant, emotional, punny in their Miraculous alter-egos. On a darker note, both also have a selfish kind of love — Gabriel micromanaging his son's life to keep him from danger and endangering citizens to bring his wife back; Adrien, while nowhere near his father's level, has shown to be entitled to Ladybug, often acting bitter whenever she doesn't respond to his advances, as well as, often putting his own feelings for her above hers and doing his job as a hero.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Like Marinette, he always wears the same outfit. It consists of a white button-down shirt with an upturned collar, a black shirt with five horizontal stripes around the chest which are colored (from top to bottom — yellow, olive green, bright green, dark green, and periwinkle), blue jeans, orange sneakers with white laces and a logo of a black butterfly in a circle on the sides, and his Miraculous ring.
  • Little Bit Beastly: As Cat Noir, his eyes are shaped to resemble a cat's.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Adrien is this to his father, and it's justified given that Adrien's mother (who is implied to be this to Gabriel as well) mysteriously disappeared and Gabriel is obviously afraid of something coming to harm his only child. This is also deconstructed given that Gabriel's way of keeping Adrien safe is to be a complete Control Freak over his son's life, and the situation was even worse in the Origins episodes.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Unlike Ladybug, he is unaware of the significance of the Miraculous book his father has, does not know Rena Rouge's identity, and hasn't met Master Fu yet. By Syren, he is so fed up with Ladybug's secrets, he tries to bribe Plagg into telling him. By the end of the episode, however, Master Fu reveals himself to Adrien, finally bringing him into the loop. However, he still doesn't know Rena Rouge's or Carapace's identities, still has yet meet other kwamis personally and has no idea his dad is Hawk Moth.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He's quite popular at school, but his home life is horrible: his father is extremely strict and distant, his mother is nowhere to be found (to be more exact, went missing according to Adrien's webisode), and Nathalie, his father's assistant and the person Adrien interacts the most with while he's at home, is also quite cold.
  • Lovable Jock: He fences and plays basketball, but is a Nice Guy.
  • Love at First Sight: Downplayed.
    • He and Marinette (as Ladybug) "met" when they were dealing with Stoneheart. They successfully defeated him, but Ladybug forgot to purify the akuma, causing more Stonehearts to appear. When she went to take care of the problem, Hawk Moth attempted to break her spirit, but she stayed strong, telling him point-blank she's not afraid of him and he will be defeated. And after she performed a spectacular display of saving Ivan and Mylène, he fell for her right then and there.
    • Astruc explicitly compares him to a Disney princess.
  • Love Epiphany: Adrien fell for Ladybug after she gave a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Hawk Moth and proceeded to save both Stoneheart (akumatized Ivan) and Mylène with amazing skill.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Downplayed. Adrien is nothing but sweet and respectful towards Ladybug, and is a nice person in general. However, when Théo expressed a romantic interest in her, Adrien as Cat Noir smugly lies about the context of his and Ladybug's relationship in order to get Théo to drop his romantic pursuit, causing Théo's akumatization into Copycat. Also, when asked by Ladybug what happened, he blames it on her and when Plagg calls him out on it, Adrien casually shrugs it off. This is one of the few times he's been very close to being a jerkass.
  • Make Them Rot: His Cataclysm technique causes whatever he touches to decay. Being a hero, this is used on non-living things only, although he does ponder what would happen while Brainwashed and Crazy in "Dark Cupid".
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Plenty of Adrien's interactions with Marinette are firmly in Ship Tease territory, yet he has insisted that Marinette is Just Friends. Cat Noir actually inverts the trope by being overly-romantic towards Ladybug, but having such a jokey, over the top, and overly flirtatious personality means that Ladybug doesn't take his advancements seriously.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Cat Noir, which is French for black cat, has bad luck based powers.
    • "Adrien" is the French form of the name Adrian, which can mean "the dark one".
  • Momma's Boy: Implied. Adrien mentioned his father was always stiff and cold even before his mother's disappearance, but anytime Adrien is thinking about his mother, it's out of fondness and loving. This may mean that Adrien had a closer relationship with his mother than his father.
  • Morality Pet: Adrien is this to some extent to Chloé. He is the only person who she is never — at least intentionally — mean to.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Adrien is very cute, and so is Cat Noir (adding in a skin-tight leather catsuit). As a model, there are plenty of pictures of him looking cute.
  • Never My Fault: Zigzagged. Adrien admits to his mistake of not stopping the Bubbler sooner, but doesn't own up to being the one responsible for the akumatization of Théo into Copycat.
  • Nice Guy: Adrien is very friendly and helpful towards his classmates.
  • No Social Skills: Downplayed. Adrien is aware of social etiquette, but as the Origin episodes showed, he didn't know how to act around other kids his age, since his Only Friend for most of his life was Chloé. As Chat, it becomes more noticeable as the newfound freedom tends to cause him say whatever he's thinking without taking into account how it's making others feel like with his flirting with Ladybug or him lying to Theo to break his heart despite apparently hating liars.
  • Not Good with Rejection: As detailed under his Entitled to Have You section, Adrien has problems dealing with Ladybug rejecting his advances, often giving her undeserved coldness.
  • One Head Taller: Adrien is a head taller than Marinette.
  • One-Hit Kill: As Cat Noir, his Cataclysm can cause something to instantly rot and destroy.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • He's normally a pretty chill Pungeon Master, but put his father in danger and he reboots into seek-and-destroy mode. Notable examples include "Simon Says", who targets his father after a snub, and "The Collector", who is his father.
    • He usually does his Handshake Substitute with Ladybug as Cat Noir after they defeat an akuma, but whenever he doesn't do it, it's because he's genuinely worried about something else. Either the thought of Ladybug dead ("Animan"), or because he doesn't agree with her attitude ("Antibug") or his father being deakumatized ("The Collector").
    • "Glaciator" shows that by interactions with both his crush's identities: While Marinette witnesses a Cat Noir more kind and heartbroken because his lady didn't appear to see the surprise he prepared, Ladybug is stunned by his initial bitter behavior for the same reason.
    • Frustrated by Ladybug's secrets in "Syren", Adrien threatens to throw away his ring if Plagg doesn't spill. Given how much he loves the freedom that being Cat Noir allows him, this shows a lot.
    • In "Frozer", he's bitter again after Ladybug's second rejection and tries to keep the things in a professional level. He even suggests the best way to deal with a villain whose powers they don't know entirely is wait and observe...that coming from the guy who's usually jumping to the action without a second thought.
  • Papa Wolf: Inverted. In "Simon Says", when the titular akumatized villain goes after his father, Adrien drops his usual cavalier attitude as Cat Noir, fiercely attacks against the akuma's hypnotized cronies, and yells at his stubborn father to listen to someone else for once and get to safety.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Downplayed. Adrien's Cat Noir disguise gives him a likewise small mask, but also significantly changes his hairstyle and transforms his eyes into green cat ones, making it much harder for someone to guess his true identity. Lampshaded by Alya more than once, who points out that if you put Adrien in a black suit, mask, and cat ears, he looks kind of similar to Chat Noir. Marinette, who likes Adrien but not Chat Noir, denies the resemblance.
  • Parental Title Characterization: In the French dub, he addresses his father using the formal form of "you", which is normally used for strangers. This shows just how distant the two are.
  • Pretty Boy: Adrien is very slender with fine facial features. He's even a model!
  • Prophetic Names: Adrien means "The Dark one," yet there's nothing dark about him as a green-eyed, Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold Pretty Boy, unless one takes into account his troubled home life (which the webisodes confirm happened recently, after his mom disappeared) or his stint as Chat Noir, which his parents very much couldn't have known when he was born.
  • Pungeon Master: In the English and French version, he's fond of injecting (mainly) cat puns in his dialogue as Cat Noir. Unfortunately, they're pretty terrible. This might be because he doesn't exactly have a lot of practice telling jokes, as his father and father's assistant are distant, and he has few friends. Besides which, he doesn't exactly have a very large span of time to practice, what with spending maybe 15 minutes as Cat Noir a day, and making maybe 5 puns during that time. Of course, he might be making the puns bad on purpose around the villains to rile them up too, which likely doesn't help.
  • Rare Male Example: Of both a Cat Girl and a Magical Girl Warrior.
  • Reality Bleed: His largest-scale Cataclysm-usage? Destroying an entire Prison Dimension to free all of the Victims of the Week in "Pixelator".
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons:
    • In "Lady Wifi", he makes several flirtatious remarks which (unbeknownst to him) are actually entirely true — if only because he's in a romance story.
      "Without this mask, you wouldn't be able to resist me."
      "You think we might know each in real life?"
    • In "Dark Cupid", he assumed the unsigned letter he received came from Ladybug because a ladybug landed on it while he read it. It actually came from Marinette.
  • Running on All Fours: He is based on a cat after all.
  • Sexy Cat Person: A cat-themed hero who is hot enough to be a male model and very flirtatious.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Adrien was born into a wealthy family, but due to his father's overprotectiveness, Adrien wasn't allowed to go to public school until recently.
  • Shipper on Deck: Adrien was all for helping Nino get together with Marinette.
  • Skewed Priorities: During "Dark Cupid", he's more focused on confessing to Ladybug than fighting the villain.
  • Small Steps Hero: Adrien is the type of person who tries to do immediate good without thinking of future consequences.
    • Choosing to help Master Fu in "Origins Part 1" nearly costs him his chance to go to school.
    • Many times Chat Noir chose protecting the civilians instead of fighting the akuma, which resulted in him losing his weapon or getting captured. However considering what would have happened if he hadn't, this is a good thing.
    • Choosing to save Gabriel Agreste instead of fighting Simon Says could have cost him and Ladybug the battle if she didn't talk him out of it.
    • Preventing Marinette from exposing Lila as a liar near the end of "Chameleon" is meant to prevent a confrontation or a potential reakumatization but it comes with long term consequences since Lila is still manipulating his classmates and attempting to turn them on Marinette and (even if Adrien doesn't know it) Lila has chosen to willing work with Hawk Moth so she'll be reakumatized anyways.
  • Smelly Feet: According to Plagg, Adrien's feet smell like Camembert cheese.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Cat Noir's weapon of choice is a retractable staff, so of course he does a lot of spinning with it to deflect attacks coming from the Villain of the Week.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Despite being born into a rich family living in a Big Fancy House, being the son of famed Fashion Designer Gabriel Agreste, and also being a model heavily desired by all of the teen women in Paris, Adrien himself is selfless, compassionate and considerate of others, enough to be chosen as the wielder of the Cat Miraculous.
  • Stepford Smiler: Adrien is affable on the surface, but feels very restricted in his everyday life. Therefore when he's Cat Noir, he can freely do and say what he wants since his Dad can't hassle him.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: According to pictures shown in "Simon Says," Adrien is the spitting image of his mother, which is proven when a picture of the two together is seen. The less noticeable traits he inherited from his father are skin complexion and eye shape.
  • Stupid Good: His treatment of Lila at the beginning of season 3. He refuses to put his foot down in the face of her lies out of the blind belief that she will reform of her own volition despite all evidence pointing to the contrary. However, she finally pushes his patience too far in "Onichan" when she gets Nathalie and the Gorilla in trouble and conspires with an akuma to get Ladybug hurt.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Due to his strict upbringing, Adrien is obedient, serious, and slightly reserved. He's still a sweet person and shows a more relaxed side to those he's close to. His "sugar" side becomes more apparent as Cat Noir — becoming an energetic, cocky Casanova Wannabe with a habit of making terrible puns.
  • Super Senses: His cat ears enhance his hearing, enabling him to detect enemies from afar.
  • Taking the Bullet: Has taken five akuma curses meant for Ladybug: from Timebreaker, Dark Cupid, Reflekta (after he had already been hit), Zombizou, and Chameleon.
  • Teen Idol: He's a popular model.
  • Telescoping Staff: His primary weapon is a staff which can extend to seemingly any length.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: As Adrien, he has a less than warm domestic life, and as Cat Noir, he fails to woo the girl of his dreams AND he's a notorious butt-monkey. But some episodes give him a break, like having bonding time with his father or managing to kiss Ladybug (even if he doesn't remember both times that happened). Add to that the fact he has at least two episodes per season that does give more focus to him than to the title heroine.
  • Touch of Death: His Cataclysm power would be this if used against a living target. Fortunately for the show's rating, he doesn't use his power in that way, at least while in his right mind.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Both Marinette and Chloé note that he likes passion fruit.
  • Transformation Trinket: Cat Noir's ring.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Downplayed. While Adrien is a Pretty Boy Chick Magnet with a genuine kind heart, he also a troubling relationship with his father, a Missing Mom (with the implication he was closer to her), self-esteem issues, and even borderline entitlement problems in regards to his relationship with Ladybug.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's sacrificed himself for Ladybug several times.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His decision to run away from home is the indirect cause of Santa Claus being akumatized during the Christmas Episode, as it leads Ladybug to assume the helpful Santa has kidnapped him.
  • Uptown Guy: Downplayed. While Adrien may have been born into a significantly wealthier family, Marinette isn't poor whatsoever, just from a middle-class family.
  • Weapon of Choice: His staff.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In one of his webisodes, Adrien admits that he doesn't particularly enjoy modelling, but does it because he wants to make his father happy.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • In "The Bubbler", he decides to wait on stopping the titled villain because he can finally have a birthday party with his friends. But after seeing the dejected looks on his friends' faces from being forced to have fun by the Bubbler and seeing Ladybug come to stop the said villain, Adrien admonishes himself for being so foolish before transforming as Cat Noir.
    • In "Copycat", Plagg calls out Adrien for his jealousy of Théo for liking Ladybug, going so far as to lie about the nature of their relationship. Too bad, Adrien thinks it wasn't his fault.
    • In "Frozer," Plagg calls Adrien out for how leading Kagami and Marinette on.
      Plagg: You're supposed to be in love with Ladybug, now you're ditching Kagami for Marinette?
  • The Worf Effect: Tends to get flung around, subjected to Mind Control, or otherwise incapacitated a lot due to his tendency to jump into battle without having a plan first.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no qualms over attacking females who have been akumatized. The fact that akumatized people seem to be more of their possessing butterfly-demon than the original person most of the time might have something to do with it.

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Temporary Miraculous Users

    General 

The heroes who are temporarily granted Miraculous powers to help Ladybug and Cat Noir.


  • Cincinnatus: Whenever Ladybug gives out a Miraculous it's always with the caveat that it must be returned once the job is complete. Alya in particular is a double subversion. Ladybug lends her the Fox Miraculous when Sapotis proves too much for her and Cat Noir to handle. At the end of the episode, Ladybug demands she return it as promised; Alya is extremely reluctant, but ultimately keeps her word.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: So far, Marinette and Adrien only call on them if they need extra help.
  • Super Powers for a Day: Whenever they are drafted to help Ladybug and Cat Noir, they are given loaner Miraculouses to fight with.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Downplayed. By no means are the Fox, Turtle and Bee's powers useless, but these particular Miraculous only ever come out when Ladybug and Cat Noir either need extra numbers or the specific abilities associated with each Miraculous i.e. needing subjection to immobilise Style Queen or protection to defend against Anansi.

    Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge 

Akumatized forms: Lady Wifi (Alya), Rena Rage (Rena Rouge), Oblivio (with Nino)

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Voiced by: Fanny Bloc (FR), Carrie Keranen (EN), Kim Eun-ah/김은아 (KOR), Sara Iglesias (ES), Alicia Barragán (MEX), Mia Kadosh (מיה קדוש) (HEB), Szilágyi Csenge (HUN), Marta Dylewska (P), Bárbara Lourenço (EP), Luisa Palomanes (BP), Josefina Hylén (SW), Alexandra Badea (ROM), Letizia Ciampa (ITA), Yelena Shulman/Елена Шульман (RUS), Kristýna Skružná (CZE), Elena Peeva/Елена Пеева(BUL), Yvonne Greitzke (GER), Aya Kawakami (J), Danina Jeftić (SER), Viktoriya Moskalenko/Вікторія Москаленко and Kateryna Butsʹka/Катерина Буцька (UKR, voice-over and dubbing, respectively)

"Chillax, lady. If there's anyone on this earth who knows about your legendary clumsiness, it's me, your BFF!"

Alya is Marinette's best friend - and Ladybug's biggest fan - but doesn't realize they're the same person. Alya is confident, cool, and a little bit sassy, never afraid to speak her mind, and always keeping an eye on Parisian trends and news. She dreams of being a professional news reporter, but until that day, she's practicing by running the Ladyblog, tracking Ladybug and Cat Noir's every accomplishment.

She temporarily becomes a fox themed hero named Rena Rouge in the episode "Sapotis"; she takes up that role once again at the beginning of "Syren" and during the "Heroes' Day" two-parter.


  • Adorkable: Not as much as Marinette, but she does have moments of this. You must see her at the beginning of "The Mime", where she was ecstatic after having an interview with Ladybug.
  • Ambiguously Brown: In the show proper. She has dark skin, and the Egyptian Pharaoh says she resembles his dead wife. According to the creator, her family is from Martinique.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: She's a little offended when the Pharaoh swaps her out with Ladybug as a sacrifice.
  • Ascended Fangirl:
    • She's a big fan of superhero comics so naturally she jumped at the chance to be able to record Ladybug and Cat Noir in action. In fact, Marinette, believing herself unworthy of Ladybug's power, almost gave her Miraculous to Alya before deciding to keep it.
    • In "Sapotis", Ladybug chooses her to temporarily wield the Fox Miraculous, allowing her to transform into the superheroine Rena Rouge. She's absolutely delighted the entire time.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her dark brown/vermilion hair is certainly appropriate for someone who gets to wield the Fox Miraculous.
  • Battle Couple: With Nino/Carapace during the "Heroes' Day" two-parter.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a mole above her right eyebrow.
  • Best Friend: To Marinette. She's more confident and outspoken than Marinette is, but they're as close as sisters.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Nino become a couple after finding out they have a lot in common.
  • Camera Fiend: Loves taking photos, both of her daily life and of Ladybug's superheroics.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: Held hostage during Bubbler's mandatory birthday party? About to be sacrificed by a supervillain in exchange for his love? No problem, she knows Ladybug and Cat Noir will rescue her.
  • Color Character: Somewhat Subverted. Her superhero name is Rena Rouge, roughly translating to "Red Fox", but her Miraculous is primarily associated with orange.
  • Cool Big Sis: She has several little siblings, so she is good at handling children. She also behaves like one towards Manon when Stormy Weather traps them both in an ice prison.
  • Damsel in Distress: She's often captured by the villains and needs to be saved.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Alya has a dark complexion and brown hair that fades into a bright vermilion.
  • Facepalm: Marinette's made her do this more than once.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Never once realizes that Marinette is missing when Ladybug is running about. To be fair, that's probably not the first conclusion most people would come to. One particularly Egregious example occurs in the "Origins" two-parter, where Marinette literally transforms in the middle of the street, practically in front of Alya, and somehow she still misses it. Though to be fair, Alya was pinned to the wall by a car at the time; she probably had other things on the mind.
  • Family Theme Naming: The names of her and her family are related to jazz singers.
  • Fangirl: Of Ladybug and Cat Noir. She runs a fanblog about their adventures, and never misses any events related to them. She was a fangirl of superheroes in general even before Ladybug and Cat Noir appeared.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. Alya has brown hair with some bright vermilion color, and while she is determined and spunky, she's usually level-headed.
  • Genre Savvy: Familiar with a lot of superhero tropes because of all the comics she reads; however she never realizes that Ladybug's secret identity could be her own best friend. In "Sapotis", she correctly guesses that the heroes' powers come from the kwamis upon meeting Trixx.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: While she isn't at the point where she needs to have a Miraculous full-time, Ladybug occasionally drafts her aid as Rena Rouge to deal with particularly troublesome situations.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Mayura", she throws herself in the path of one of Dark Cupid's arrows, which was meant for Carapace.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Marinette are as close as sisters, and tell each other practically everything.
  • Hypocrite: Alya doesn't believe Marinette's claim of Lila lying because the former doesn't have any proof. Yet, she believed all of Lila's "stories" without asking for proof.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: A downplayed example; while it's not evident in her normal clothes, her Rena Rouge outfit reveals that she's very curvaceous for her age.
  • In a Single Bound: Rena Rouge is the best jumper out of the heroes. While Ladybug and Cat need to use their weapons to propel themselves, she just leaps from the ground to the top of a building without breaking a sweat.
  • Intrepid Reporter: There's a villain tearing up Paris? Gotta get footage of Ladybug and Cat Noir kicking butt for her blog! It even leads to her becoming the akuma Lady Wifi for an episode, where she attempts to uncover Ladybug's identity.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Her desire for a hot scoop sometimes trumps common sense, as seen in the Origins Episode.
  • Le Parkour: In "Miraculer" she is shown having a rather acrobatic parkour race across a bridge with her boyfriend Nino. As civilians. While carrying ice cream.
  • Magical Flutist: Her weapon as a superhero is a flute that allows her to create illusions.
  • Master of Illusion: Her Mirage ability lets her create powerful illusions. However she can only use this once before her Miraculous starts counting down to the end of the transformation.
  • Meaningful Name: In Slavonic, "Alya" means "beautiful" or "scarlet," references to her good looks and red-brown hair, respectively. Fittingly, her superhero name basically translates to 'Red Fox'.
  • Meganekko: A sweet girl with a strong sense of justice. One good example comes from her earning Marinette's friendship in "Ladybug and Cat Noir" by standing up to Chloé when Chloé is bullying Marinette.
  • Multicolored Hair: Dark brown with a lighter ombre. As Rena Rouge, the tips of her hair get dyed white.
  • New Transfer Student: The Origins Episode reveals that she transferred in at the start of the school year, around the same time Adrien started going to public school.
  • Nice Girl: She is extremely loyal, supportive, and helpful, like going out of her way to encourage and (sometimes literally) push Marinette into spending time with Adrien.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: As Rena Rouge, her hair gets visibly longer and puffier.
  • Recurring Boss: She's been akumatized as the main villain of two separate episodes: as Lady Wi-fi and as one half of Oblivio.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Presumably enters into a relationship with Nino in "Animan" after being locked in a cage together. She initially thought of him as a brother, but they found out they had a lot in common.
  • Second Love: To Nino, who originally had a huge crush on Marinette.
  • Second Super-Identity: Narrowly subverted in "Style Queen"; Marinette was intending to loan her the Bee Miraculous, but Alya gets petrified before she can go through with it.
  • Secret Chaser: Downplayed, but there have have been two episodes ("The Pharaoh" and "Lady Wifi") where she tries to figure out Ladybug's identity and has shown a desire to find out Cat Noir's identity as well.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: She figures out Nino is Carapace almost immediately thanks to his use of the word "dude". Upgraded to Secret Keeper as of "Catalyst", when Ladybug gives both of them their Miraculouses at the same time.
    Nino: Aren't you at least a bit surprised that I'm Carapace?
    Rena Rouge: [patronizing tone] My sweet, clueless boy. Just transform.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • For Marinette/Adrien. She's constantly pushing Marinette to interact with him. She even does it in the intro sequence.
    • "Prime Queen" shows she ships Ladybug and Cat Noir, as her statement about the two is that they're not officially dating...yet.
  • Super Powers for a Day: In "Sapotis", Ladybug lends Alya the Fox Miraculous, which turns her into the superheroine Rena Rouge. She has to give it back at the end of the episode, though.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: She has no idea that Marinette and her admired Ladybug are the same person. That said, she does at one point consider that Adrien could be Cat Noir, but Marinette brushes it off.
  • Verbal Tic: She often says "girl" when speaking with Marinette.

    Nino Lahiffe/Carapace 

Akumatized forms: The Bubbler (Nino), Shell Shock (Carapace), Oblivio (with Alya)

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Voiced by: Alexandre Nguyen (FR), Ben Diskin (EN), Hong Bum-ki/홍콩 범- (KOR), Artur Palomo (SP), Alberto Bernal (MEX), Eren Mor/ערן מור (HEB), Baráth István (HUN), Otar Saralidze (P), Simon Frankel (EP), Gustavo Pereira (BP), Lucas Krüger (SW), Lorenzo Crisci (ITA), Xristo Dmitrov/Христо Димитров (BUL), Christian Zeiger (GER), Takayuki Miyamoto/宮本誉之 (J), Nikola Todorović (SER)

"You're cool too, dude. Trust me, or you wouldn't be my best bud."

Adrien's best friend. He wants to be a DJ. Nino is the outgoing, fun-loving foil to his gloomier pal, and although he might be a bit immature at times, he's loyal and wants the best for his bro.

He temporarily becomes a turtle-themed hero named Carapace in the episode "Anansi".


  • Ambiguously Brown: In the show proper. According to the creator, he's of Moroccan descent.
  • Ascended Fanboy: In "Anansi" when Alya's sister becomes akumatized, Nino receives the Turtle Miraculous and becomes Carapace.
  • Badass Normal: When Alya's sister, Nora, becomes the spider villain Anansi, Nino puts up a valiant effort to fight her off himself. The results are pretty predictable, but the Turtle Miraculous quickly turns the tables in his favour...
  • Barrier Warrior: As both Bubbler and Carapace. As Bubbler, he creates bubbles which he uses for a variety of purposes; mostly to trap people inside. As Carapace, meanwhile, his Shellter ability puts a Beehive Barrier around something to protect it.
  • Battle Couple: With Alya during the "Heroes' Day" two-parter.
  • Beehive Barrier: Carapace's special skill, Shellter, creates a forcefield patterned after the shell on his back.
  • Best Friend: To Adrien.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Alya become a couple after finding out they have a lot in common.
  • Bromantic Foil: Adrien's primary male companion. He's more laid-back, cheerful and outgoing than Adrien, who is somewhat more uptight, brooding, and reserved (at least as a civilian).
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He tries to do this for Adrien, when Adrien's dad refuses to let him have a birthday party. It doesn't really work.
  • Camera Fiend: Like Alya, he's always ready with his phone camera to take videos of interesting happenings.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: His crush on Marinette in "Animan". He blurts out that he has a crush on Alya instead.
  • Character Development: Retroactively, but Nino mentions in "Catalyst" that he used to be someone who wouldn't help others when they needed it, but due to the influence of Ladybug and Cat Noir, he has become more selfless.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Downplayed. Nino has brown hair and golden, brown eyes.
  • Determinator: When Gabriel refused to give Adrien a birthday party, Nino tried convince him with poor results, what made him Hawk Moth's next target. Even akumatized and not using his best judgement, it's noteworthy that Nino, as The Bubbler, was really focused on give the best birthday party to his best friend. His determinator side is best showcased in "Anansi", where he stops at nothing to try and rescue Alya. From giant webs to said supervillian's stature and powers, no matter how many times he is mocked and knocked down (or thrown across Paris), he never gives up.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: In "The Bubbler", Nino has black hair, but in all episodes afterward, he has brown hair.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Downplayed. Nino's outfit would be symmetrical entirely if it wasn't for the fact he wears a variety of different colored bands on his left wrist.
  • Genre Savvy: He's a big film buff and accurately predicts that the cell phones wouldn't get a signal in "Horrificator" because it was just like a horror film.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He is drafted into becoming the turtle hero Carapace in order to defeat Anansi.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Inverted. Nino is always seen with a pair of headphones but he is quite the sociable and friendly person. The headphones serve as a reminder of his dream of being a DJ.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Nino is Adrien's best friend. They enjoy hanging out with each other, and they sit together in class.
  • Hopeless Suitor: His crush on Marinette would've proved futile given her love for Adrien.
  • In the Hood: Carapace's outfit includes a hood that he always wears.
  • Le Parkour: In "Miraculer" he is shown having a rather acrobatic parkour race across a bridge with his girlfriend Alya. As civilians. While carrying ice cream.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Carapace's weapon is a shell-like shield.
  • My God, You Are Serious: Nino laughs for a long time when Alya shares her theory that Chloé is Ladybug. When Alya reveals she means business, he points out that Chloé is too selfish for such heroics.
  • Nice Guy: Nino is fun-loving, enthusiastic, friendly, and compassionate. He is described as "a caring friend with a strong sense of right and wrong."
  • Nice Hat: Almost never seen without his red cap on.
  • Punny Name: His name is a play on "No Life". "Nolife" was (until recently) a French TV network about pop culture "for geeks, nerds and otakus", representing his geeky type.
  • Recurring Boss: He's been akumatized as the main villain of two separate episodes: as Bubbler and as one half of Oblivio.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Presumably enters into a relationship with Alya in "Animan" after being locked in a cage together.
  • Secret Keeper: In "Catalyst", he learns Alya is Rena Rouge when Ladybug gives both of them their Miraculouses at the same time.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Nino uses footage of Ivan and Mylène's first kiss to conclude a movie he's making in "Horrificator".
    • It's heavily implied in "Animan" that Alya told Nino about Marinette's crush on Adrien, and was willing to talk to his best friend about it.
  • Shout-Out: As Carapace, his shield-slinging is essentially a turtle version of Captain America's, to the point that Ladybug calls him "Captain Turtle" at one point.
  • Super Powers for a Day: In "Anansi", he gets to borrow the Turtle Miraculous and become the superhero Carapace.
  • Throwing Your Shield Always Works: Carapace can use his shield as a projectile. After hitting its target, it flies back to him.
  • Totally Radical: His slang in the English dub can come across as quite dated.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: He doesn't know that his best friend Adrien is a superhero.
  • Verbal Tic: His frequent use of "dude," which makes it glaringly obvious to Alya that he is Carapace.

    Chloé Bourgeois/Queen Bee 

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

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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)

"Ridiculous! Utterly ridiculous!"

How do I even begin to describe Chloé Bourgeois? Chloé Bourgeois is flawless — at least, she thinks she is. 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") has suffered from her selfish, vain, domineering, entitled, petty, and did-I-mention 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.

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.


  • Aesop Amnesia: A particularly frustrating example. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 would make her a very poor hero. This is demonstrated in "Queen Wasp", where she tries becoming a superhero with the Bee Miraculous just so she could 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.
  • Anti-Role Model: She was mainly this in the earlier seasons.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Battle Tops: Uses a trompo as Queen Bee.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brutal Honesty: While she is not at all adversed 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.
  • 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.
    • And went into the Moment of Awesome ranks in "Miraculer" where she outrights negates the akuma and shrugs off the Demonic Possession from Hawk Moth's akuma. You can say whatever you want about her, but that moment, she became a full fledged Determinator.
  • 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: 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. 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.
  • 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 Chat 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.
  • Entitled to Have You: Fitting with her Entitled Bitch attitude, Chloé is 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 threaten any would-be romantic interests to stay away from him.
  • Fatal Flaw: Selfishness. It's what causes a number of akumatizations and why many people don't like her.
  • 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.
    • Finally rectified in "Despair Bear", where the threat of her friendship with Adrien ending actually causes her to try and be nice, thanks to the encouragement of her butler. Emphasis on tries, as she can still be rather bratty and rude to others, but at least she's putting in some sort of effort.
    • Then subverted further in the "Queen's Battle" two-parter: she is a "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl who wants approval from her emotionally distant and mean mother and this attitude pushes her so far that she uses the Bee Miraculous to stage a bus accident that she can "save" civilians of Paris from. She also displays regret and emotional vulnerability after it doesn't go as planned.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She always wears sunglasses on top of her head, but she's hardly ever seen actually using them. Averted, however, in "Reverser", where she is seen wearing them.
  • Hate Sink: She is easily the most loathed character on the show. 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.
  • Hates My Secret Identity: She absolutely loathes Marinette but is a huge fan of Ladybug.
  • Heroic Willpower: In "Miraculer", she becomes the first person to ever successfully throw off Hawk Moth's influence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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." 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.
  • 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.
  • Irony: She adores Ladybug, someone she unknowingly makes miserable on a daily basis at school.
  • It's All About Me: She's affronted when other people don't take notice of her and her opinions.
  • Jerkass: She's a spoiled, spiteful bully.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Ya think? 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Played straight in "The Collector", as Chloé cries for the first time because Gabriel threatened to take Adrien away from school.
    • Downplayed, but the fact she actually went 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Makes a few racist statements in "Kung Food".
  • 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."
  • Recurring Boss: She's been akumatized as the main villain of two separate episodes: as Antibug and Queen Wasp.
  • Refused by the Call: Chloe 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 lent it back for temporary use in "Malediktator" and "Heroes Day", "Miraculer" reveals that the heroes have agreed that Chloe's lack of a Secret Identity has made her and her loved ones a target for the villains, and basically bar her from the team. Chloe didn't take this well upon being told.
  • 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.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Chloé is the mayor's daughter, and gleefully exploits this fact to its fullest potential.
  • Secret Identity: Yeah, nuh-uh. 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, no matter that Adrien himself doesn't agree.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stupid Evil: Downplayed. She's not evil, but a jerkass and her 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.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed. While she's not evil, Chloé is the only jerkass student (if not with Sabrina) in the class. She's also this with the heroes, being the "Token Jerkass Teammate" to their Ideal Heroes.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 if it was knocked out of Ladybug's hands. Eventually graduates out of this when Ladybug decides to give her another chance.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: She seems to care 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. In "Despair Bear", when she throws a party and invites her classmates over so she can prove how nice she is, Hawk Moth actually sends an akuma in advance, knowing full well she'll make someone vulnerable to it. Since Chloé actually is trying to be nice for once, Hawk Moth gets frustrated by how long it takes for her to anger somebody enough to be akumatized.
  • 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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