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All heroic characters chosen to wield a Miraculous.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: The Animal Alias type. Their hero names and transformed outfits are each based on a specific animal, while their abilities usually have more to do with the symbolic meaning of the animal rather than the animal's actual abilities (i.e Ladybug's ability, Lucky Charm, is connected to ladybugs being symbols of good luck).
  • 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 and Mister Bug — "Tikki, spots on!"
    • For Cat Noir and Lady Noir — "Plagg, claws out!"
    • For Rena Rouge — "Trixx, let's pounce!"
    • For Carapace — "Wayzz, shell on!"
    • For Queen Bee and Vesperia — "Pollen, buzz on!"
    • For Viperion and Aspik — "Sass, scales slither!"
    • For Pegasus — "Kaalki, full gallop!"
    • For Ryuko — "Longg, bring the storm!"
    • For Bunnyx — "Fluff, clockwise!"
    • For King Monkey — "Xuppu, showtime!"
    • For Polymouse and Multimouse — "Mullo, get squeaky!"
    • For Pigella — "Daizzi, rejoice!"
    • For Purple Tigress — "Roaar, stripes on!"
  • Calling Your Attacks: Actually necessary- if the Miraculous user is unable to speak their power's name for whatever reason, it's unusable, as seen in Silencer and Truth.
    • For Ladybug and Mister Bug — "Lucky Charm!"
    • For Cat Noir and Lady Noir — "Cataclysm!"
    • For Rena Rouge — "Mirage!"
    • For Carapace — "Shellter!"
    • For Queen Bee and Vesperia — "Venom!"
    • For Viperion and Aspik — "Second Chance!"
    • For Pegasus — "Voyage!"
    • For Ryuko (who has three):
      • "Wind Dragon!"
      • "Water Dragon!"
    • For Bunnyx — "Burrow!"
    • For King Monkey — "Uproar!"
    • For Polymouse and Multimouse — "Multitude!"
    • For Pigella — "Gift!"
    • For Purple Tigress — "Clout!"
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: In "Cat Blanc", their Bad Future version (including Hawk Moth) become victims of Cat Blanc's Mega Cataclysm. Thanks to Bunnyx's help, Ladybug was able to fix the timeline, which prevents those events, including Cat Noir's akumatization, from ever happening.
  • Fantastic Recruitment Drive: The Order of Guardians used to do this...before they got eaten.
  • Glamour: "Miraculous New York" confirms that the Miraculous holders are covered by a "quantum masking" field that prevents people from recognizing them in costume. However, it's not invincible; Alya already recognized Nino's distinctive turns of phrase in "Anansi" and suspected him of being Carapace, and it has no effect on inorganic beings like Uncanny Valley.
  • Instant Expert: Part of the magic of the Miraculous is that wielders instinctively understand the heightened grace it gives them. New heroine Rena Rouge is surprised when Ladybug jumps onto a rooftop and calls Rena to follow her - and even more surprised when she finds she can. (However, it takes a while before any wielder gets used to their weapon.)
  • Logical Weakness: Each of the heroes have to use a verbal command to utilize 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 wouldn'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.
    • Lady Noir - A play on Cat Noir's name when Marinette wields the Cat Miraculous.
    • Cat Noir - Cat Noir's name in the French dub (Chat Noir) means "black cat" in French.
    • Mister Bug - A play on Ladybug's name when Adrien wields the Ladybug Miraculous.
    • Rena Rouge - Means "red fox" in French.
      • Rena Furtive - "Invisible Fox" in French
    • Carapace - A carapace is the upper hard shell of a turtle or tortoise.
    • Queen Bee - The queen bee is the leader of a beehive.
    • Bunnyx - A cross between "bunny" and her civilian name.
    • Viperion - A cross of the words "viper" and "hyperion".
    • Pegasus - The famous flying horse in Greek mythology.
    • King Monkey - Straightforward enough, and also a reference to the Monkey King.
    • Ryuko - Japanese for "dragon child".
    • Multimouse - "Mouse", obviously, and "multi" refers to the Miraculous' Self-Duplication powers and the fact that Marinette and her clones use multiple Miraculous.
    • Polymouse - As above, "Poly" meaning multiple and "mouse" for her animal.
    • Pigella - "Pig" is pretty on the nose, but "ella" is also a name meaning "light" or "elegant".
    • Vesperia - Vesperia comes from the words "vespa", which means "wasp" in Italian.
    • Purple Tigress - "Purple" due to her violet color scheme and "Tigress" as a female tiger.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Word of God says that Miraculous holders are essentially invulnerable. They certainly can resist attacks that would severely injure or even kill a normal human. However, there are a few caveats to their invulnerability. Any injuries sustained before transformation will persist afterwards. Holders still require air to breathe. In addition, Miraculous holders can be pushed to the point of exhaustion. Some of these vulnerabilities are circumvented by the Miraculous potions. They appear to revolve around allowing their users to endure much harsher environmental conditions; underwater, freezing temperatures, the vacuum of space…
  • Psychoactive Powers: The New York special reveals that, if put under extreme emotional stress, the Cat's powers can go haywire. Presumably this is true for the other Miraculouses.
  • Supernatural Team: The one thing they all have in common is that their powers come from their Miraculouses. This is in-contrast to their American neighbors the United Heroez, whose powers and themes are varied and explicitly non-magical.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: "Queen Wasp" shows that not even Miraculous holders are immune to Akumatization. If Hawk Moth akumatizes them when they have their Miraculouses active, they will be granted a powered-up version of their main power they can use at will without dropping their transformation, which is demonstrated by Queen Wasp's wasp swarm that can paralyze multiple targets and Cat Blanc's infinite power of destruction.
  • Super Reflexes: Miraculous wielders get superhuman reflexes and agility from their superhero transformations. During any fight, they keep moving all the time and are extremely hard to hit.
  • Super Strength: Miraculous wielders get a notorious strength and stamina boost when transformed. They aren't slowed down when they carry people while running and jumping, and often lift and throw extremely heavy stuff with relative ease. In "Kwamibuster", for example, Ladybug catches a large safe box, that has a man inside, mid-fall.
  • Transformation Trinket: Each hero has a special accessory which they use to transform.
    • Ladybug/Mister Bug — Earrings.
    • Cat Noir/Lady Noir — Ring.
    • Rena Rouge — Necklace.
    • Carapace — Bracelet.
    • Queen Bee/Vesperia — Hair comb.
    • Viperion/Aspik — Ouroboros bracelet.
    • Ryuko — Choker necklace.
    • Bunnyx — Pocket watch.
    • Pegasus — Glasses.
    • King Monkey — Circlet.
    • Polymouse/Multimouse — Pendant necklace.
    • Pigella — Pearl anklet.
    • Purple Tigress — Panjas bracelet.
  • Weapon of Choice: Each Miraculous holder has a signature weapon they use during combat.
    • Ladybug/Mister Bug — Yo-yo.
    • Cat Noir/Lady Noir — Staff.
    • Rena Rouge — Flute.
    • Carapace — Hand shield.
    • Queen Bee/Vesperia — Spinning top.
    • Viperion/Aspik — Harp.
    • Ryuko — Sword.
    • Bunnyx — Umbrella.
    • Pegasus — Horseshoe.
    • King Monkey — Ruyi Jingu Bang.
    • Polymouse/Multimouse — Jump rope.
    • Pigella — Tambourine.
    • Purple Tigress — Bolas.

Paris' Champions


Cat Noir: Like you said, we can't lose hope. People are relying on us.
Ladybug: But our team crumbled.
Cat Noir: Then let's go back to what's always worked. A duo. You and me against the world, milady.

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 normal amount of anger, pettiness, or immaturity in some of their actions.
  • Anchored Ship: While they do have crushes on each other, they'll never be able to get together until 1. their identity issues are resolved and 2. Hawk Moth is removed from the equation.
  • Animal Motifs: Played for Laughs and downplayed. During their separate Imagine Spots, they both want to adopt a hamster.
  • Ascended Extra: Zigzagged. The concept went through multiple drafts, beginning and ending with the "Ladybug and Cat Noir as a duo" focus. In between those, they were reimagined as part of a group dynamic, the "Quantic Kids" superhero team.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: They are the most experienced Miraculous wielders and have saved all of their future teammates from Hawk Moth at some point, so even permanent wielders like Bunnyx usually follow their lead.
  • 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 superheroes of their home.
  • Badass Minds Think Alike: Barring unusual fear or self-doubt, they coordinate perfectly with only minimal communication- if any at all. Of course, they are heavily implied to be soulmates.
  • 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.
  • Betty and Veronica: As with many other Love Triangle variants, the Love Square features several different variants on this trope, depending on how you choose to divvy up the characters:
    • If you treat Adrien as the "Archie", you get a straight(-ish) example. Marinette is the "Betty": friendly, girly, wears sensible clothes, and part of Adrien's civilian life. Ladybug is the "Veronica": Reserved, an Action Girl of the highest order, wears a skintight bodysuit and belongs to Cat Noir's superhero life. Cat definitely favors Ladybug.
    • If you treat Marinette as the "Archie", you get a somewhat more complicated version of the trope. Adrien has some "Betty" traits (Marinette loves him for his kindness, he wears sensible clothes, and he's part of her civilian life), and some "Veronica" traits (a literal model and very reserved and aloof in his interactions with her). Cat Noir, contrariwise, is part of Ladybug's superhero life and wears a leather catsuit ("Veronica"), but is friendly and devoted to Ladybug ("Betty").
    • As of season two, both Marinette and Adrien are in a proper version of this trope: Marinette is the sweetheart "Betty" to Kagami's ice queen "Veronica" for Adrien's "Archie", while Adrien is the popular and reserved "Veronica" to Luka's calm and patient "Betty" for Marinette's "Archie".
  • 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, and have a knack for leadership (this one is more emphasized with Marinette/Ladybug).
    • Adrien also has this with both his alternative love interest, Kagami, since both have similar backgrounds with strict controlling parents and very few friends, and with his childhood friend, Chloé, for the problems with an absent/missed mom.
    • Occurs with Marinette and Luka, who is as sensible and creative as her, and both have some sort of artistic interest (fashion and design to Marinette, music to Luka).
  • 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.
  • Brought Down to Badass: They've occasionally been forced to face Hawk Moth's minions without their Miraculous, but they always prove to be resourceful enough to get by without them.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Both have shown to have cutting sarcasm from time to time
  • 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.
  • Entitled to Have You: Downplayed. Neither go to any extreme lengths like murder to keep the other all to themselves, but they have done some morally questionable things out of jealousy.
    • Marinette — While she 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.
    • Adrien — 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. In the end, he apologizes for overreacting 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.
  • 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.
  • Fate Drives Us Together: It is an ongoing meta-joke of the series that Marinette and Adrien somehow always end up finding each other- usually just in time to comfort the other or spark some much-needed character development. (Fate is terribly efficient in this setting.) Fu attributes it to their being soulmates.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Fame — Marinette is Paris' greatest hero in her superhero persona and a regular person in civilian life, while Adrien is famous in civilian life and hangs in the background as a hero.
  • 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 to celebrate 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.
  • Karmic Jackpot: Like their mentor, they're constantly, quietly assessing the people around them for heroic potential. If you are worthy of a Miraculous, they will know and they will get in touch with you.
  • 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. Previous Ladybugs include Joan of Arc and Hippolyta.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Even before character development, Ladybug and Cat Noir were bluntly honest to each other in a way only completely trusting partners can be.
    Marinette: [It] feels like we've known each other forever!
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Inverted for both.
    • Marinette is head over heels in love with Adrien, becoming a flustered mess whenever he’s 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 nullifier 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.
  • The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: Season 3 ends with them dating Luka and Kagami. By the second episode of Season 4, both relationships have imploded due primarily (Marinette/Luka) or partially (Adrien/Kagami) to the stress of their double lives.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: The two of them have horrible trouble communicating their feelings; Marinette is constantly done in by her clumsiness and tendency to panic at the mere sight of Adrien, while Adrien tends to be overly affectionate towards her even when he sees her as just a friend.
  • 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 takes into account other admirers that are romantically interested in them.
  • 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).
  • OOC 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.
  • Romantic Rain: Marinette's epic crush on Adrien is born when he lends her an umbrella in the rain.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: They have that dynamic sometimes, mostly in season one. Ladybug can come out as excessively strict to the point of sound like a prick, while Cat Noir, being more laidback, can act more considerate and even more level headed than her. In Antibug, Ladybug's dislike of Chloé caused her to ignore good advice, which Cat Noir points out. In season 3's Gamer 2.0, the overly stressed Ladybug isn't at her best, while Cat Noir and Gamer are enjoying the game.
  • 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.
  • Second Super-Identity:
    • In "Reflekdoll", when temporarily removing their Miraculous, being transformed into Reflekta copies makes Tikki and Plagg trying to find their owners difficult. This results in a Miraculous swap where Marinette becomes Lady Noir and Adrien becomes Mister Bug. Played with as both Marinette and Adrien are aware that the other is Ladybug and Cat Noir.
    • In "Desperada", both Ladybug and Adrien let their feelings for each other get in the way of rational thought when Ladybug offers Adrien the Snake Miraculous and Adrien accepts, becoming Aspik in a failed attempt to woo Ladybug.
    • In "Kwamibuster", Marinette wears the Mouse Miraculous as Multimouse. In addition to the Mouse, Multimouse's clones wear and activate the Ladybug, Cat and Fox Miraculous as Multibug, Multinoir and Multifox.
    • In "Miracle Queen", Marinette wields both the Dragon and Ladybug Miraculous as Dragon Bug while Adrien wears both the Cat and Snake Miraculous as Snake Noir.
  • 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.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: They're not even dating yet, but they somehow manage to frustrate all their classmates anyway.
  • 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.
    • Zigzagged in season two, where Adrien and Marinette show some attraction to Kagami and Luka respectively. They get together at the end of season 3, but break up at the beginning of season 4 and go back to their initial targets.
  • 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.
  • Swapped Roles: The two are forced to switch their respective Miraculous pieces in "Reflekdoll", resulting in Mister Bug and Lady Noir fighting the titular akuma.
  • 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.
  • Unequal Pairing: Adrien's shitty childhood means he'll always be a bit more emotionally dependent on Marinette than she is on him.
  • 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/Lady Noir/Multimouse/Dragon Bug/Lady Bee/Pegabug 
See this page for tropes regarding Marinette Dupain-Cheng.

    Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir/Mister Bug/Aspik/Snake Noir 
See this page for tropes regarding Adrien Agreste.

Team Miraculous

The French teenagers who are temporarily granted Miraculous powers to help Ladybug and Cat Noir.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Many of the temporary heroes admired Ladybug and Cat Noir before getting the chance to fight alongside them.
  • 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.
  • Dawn of an Era: For 200 years, no Miraculouses have been used, except those few that were in circulation when the Order fell. This generation is also the first to be openly part of modern history. Previous Miraculous wielders did not tell the world that their power came from a Miraculous, or that there were other wielders out there.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: If Bunnyx's exposition is any indication, the show we see is more or less the Backstory of various Future Badasses who will form a superhero team.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: So far, Marinette and Adrien only call on them if they need extra help.
  • Jumped at the Call: The team's leaders have racked up so many successes over the years that basically everyone in the city knows that having Miraculous powers is 1) glorious, and 2) directly relevant to keeping their home safe.
  • Superpowers for a Day: Whenever they are drafted to help Ladybug and Cat Noir, they are loaned Miraculouses to fight with. Starting with "Optigami" Alya is the first member to be allowed to hold onto hers.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Downplayed. By no means are any of the Miraculous' 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 immobilize Style Queen or protection to defend against Anansi.
  • The Unmasking: In "Miracle Queen", with the exception of Alix/Bunnyx, every single temporary ally introduced prior to that episode has their identity blown to Hawk Moth and Mayura.

Introduced in Season 2

    Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge/Rena Furtive/Scarabella 

Rena Rouge (Alya Césaire)

Akumatized forms: Lady Wifi (Alya), Rena Rage (Rena Rouge), Oblivio (with Nino)
Click here to see her as Rena Rouge 

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), Seda Melissa Witt (NOR)

"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.

  • 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 Extra: Downplayed, as she was never exactly unimportant, but in season 4 Marinette tells her her secret and she’s made a full-time partner, even being allowed to keep her Miraculous. Since then Alya has had several focus episodes in season 4, including one where she is the actual protagonist of it and uses the Ladybug Miraculous instead of Marinette, and has gone from a supporting character to a main one.
  • 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.
    • After Marinette revealed her identity as Ladybug to her in "Gang of Secrets", she becomes more involved in helping Ladybug and Cat Noir take down akumas. In "Optigami", Marinette makes the decision to let Alya keep the Fox Miraculous permanently, making her the official third member of the team.
    • In "Hack-San", Marinette entrusts the Ladybug Miraculous to her while she's out of town, meaning Alya actually gains the same powers as her favorite heroine as "Scarabella".
  • 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.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When she becomes Marinette's Secret-Keeper by the end of "Gang of Secrets", she becomes a more active participant in Ladybug's fight against Hawk Moth and be a full-time superhero like she always wanted. As the series goes on however, there have been moments where she starts experiencing the kind of stress inherent to the job, including the effect keeping secrets has on her personal life and being forced to respond to the call at inconvenient times.
  • 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: Her superhero name is Rena Rouge, roughly translating to "Red Fox", though 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. After learning Ladybug is actually her clumsy and spastic best friend, the fangirl part seems to have stopped. She still thinks she's great and amazing but since she's no longer a larger than life figure, now Alya treats her with the same loving but amused exasperation even if Marinette is in costume.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. Alya has brown hair with some bright vermilion color, and while she is determined and spunky, she's usually level-headed.
  • Genki Girl: She's quite an energetic girl, particularly when she got the Fox Miraculous for the first time.
  • 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 until Season 4, 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.
  • Heroic Willpower: In "Gang of Secrets", Alya becomes the second person on the show to successfully resist akumatization and is the first to do so after being fully akumatized.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Marinette are as close as sisters, and tell each other practically everything.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Invoked Trope. Her transformation into Rena Rouge gives her an hourglass figure, likely because such a figure is common among superheroines, of which Alya is a big fan. Part of her suit is even based on in-universe heroine Majestia's.
  • 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.
  • Just Eat Gilligan: Actually considers handing Chloé to Zombizou in the titular episode
  • 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.
  • The Matchmaker: To Marinette, only, but Alya can come with her own pack of schemes to be sure Marinette confess to Adrien, or at least have more time with him.
  • 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'.
  • Meaningful Rename: Since she can no longer be seen as Rena Rouge after the events of "Sentibubbler", Alya takes not only a new outfit, but changes her name to Rena Furtive, "Stealthy 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.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Provides a fair amount as Rena Rouge with her curvaceous figure and very form-fitting bodysuit.
  • 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 and part of a group of villains in four separate episodes: as Lady Wi-fi and as one half of Oblivio, as one of The Puppeteer’s dolls,the Punisher Trio, and Gang of Secrets as Lady Wi-fi, and as one of the akumatized heroes as Rena Rage.
  • Relationship Upgrade: 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.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: After Rocketear is de-evilized, Ladybug tells her to lie to Nino in order to ensure her secret identity won't be compromised. Instead, Alya tells him almost everything, while reassuring him that she loves him.
  • 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.
    • Played straight, though, in "Hack-San", where she gets to use the Ladybug Miraculous to become Scarabella.
    • Also played straight as of Rocketear as she is forced to retire Rena Rouge and adopts a new costume and name as Rena Furtive to ensure that Shadow Moth doesn't know she is still helping Ladybug.
  • Secret Chaser: There 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-Keeper: Shortly into the fourth season, Marinette, desperate for someone in her personal life to confide her secrets to, tells her she's Ladybug.
  • 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.
  • Sixth Ranger: After Marinette reveals her secret to her in “Gang of Secrets”, Alya becomes an unofficial third member of her and Cat Noir’s team, while also helping Marinette in deciphering the Grimoire. As of "Optigami", Marinette decides to allow her to keep the Fox Miraculous and a copy of the Grimoire's information, making her the first and thus far only member of the group beyond the main duo to have full possession of their Miraculous and the official third member of their team.
  • Superpowers 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. After 2 seasons of temporarily helping Ladybug from time to time, she gets to keep the Fox Miraculous permanently halfway through the fourth season.
  • Tritagonist: The events of Season 4 promote her to the tertiary main character. She is the first one to discover Ladybug's true identity, helps her out in her civilian forms, and eventually becomes the first temporary Miraculous holder to be granted permission to keep her Miraculous on a permanent basis.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ladybug/Marinette, especially in “Sentibubbler”.
  • 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. In "Gang of Secrets", she learns Ladybug's true identity.
  • Verbal Tic: She often says "girl" when speaking with Marinette. The future version of Marinette seems to have adopted this quirk.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her flute.
  • The World Is Just Awesome: Her first minutes as Rena are pure, unadulterated joy as she leaps across rooftops and takes in Paris' night landscape.

    Nino Lahiffe/Carapace 

Carapace (Nino Lahiffe)

Akumatized forms: The Bubbler (Nino), Shell Shock (Carapace), Oblivio (with Alya), Rocketear (Nino)
Click here to see him as Carapace 

Voiced by: Alexandre Nguyen (FR), Ben Diskin (EN; seasons 1-3), Zeno Robinson (EN, currently), 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), Fredrik Paasche (NOR)

"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 and a movie director. 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 to convince him with poor results, what made him Hawk Moth's next target. Even akumatized and not using his best judgment, it's noteworthy that Nino, as The Bubbler, was really focused on giving 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 supervillain'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.
  • Green and Mean: Inverted. As Carapace, his suit is entirely green but he's a hero instead of a villain.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name is pronounced and spelled "Niño" in Spanish, which means "boy".
  • 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: Not as much as Alya, but Nino was an enemy on four distinct occasions. He's been akumatized as the main villain of three separated episodes: as Bubbler, as one half of Oblivio and as Rocketear. In "Mayura", he's akumatized into Shell Shock while transformed in Carapace.
  • 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. It's confirmed he in fact knows in "Puppeteer 2".
  • 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. Also combine back shield care with his Totally Radical speech. Cowabunga Dude!
  • Superpowers 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.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: Nino sure tries his best when Alya demands him to help Marinette to be with Adrien, even with Alya demanding kinda a lot from him.
  • 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.
  • Weapon of Choice: His hand shield.

    Chloé Bourgeois/Queen Bee 
See this page for tropes regarding Chloé Bourgeois.

Introduced in Season 3

    Luka Couffaine/Viperion 

Viperion (Luka Couffaine)

Akumatized form: Silencer, Truth
"Music is often simpler than words."
Click here to see him as Viperion. 

Voiced by: Gauthier Battoue (FR), Andrew Russell (ENG), Alan Velázquez (MEX), Sa'ar Badishi/סער בדישי (HEB), Felipe Drummond (BRA)

Juleka's older twin brother. He's a nice and laid-back rock guitarist who has feelings for Marinette, which she may reciprocate.

In "Desperada", when Adrien failed to use the Snake Miraculous properly, Luka is chosen to become the new/primary Snake hero, Viperion, who returns to help in "Party Crasher".

  • Amazon Chaser: Downplayed. Word of God confirmed that Luka fell for Marinette at first sight in his debut episode, hence his comment on how "unbelievably brave" she is.
  • Artists Are Attractive: And he knows it, if his Love Confession's usage of musical metaphors is any indication.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He’s a huge fan of Jagged Stone. In "Truth", it is revealed that Jagged Stone is his father and he even invites him to write new songs with him at the end of the episode.
  • Band of Relatives: He and his sister Juleka are the guitarists in the band Kitty Section.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's pretty chill for the most part, which makes him yelling at Roth and XY for plagiarizing Kitty Section in "Silencer" a sight to behold.
  • Commonality Connection: He and Marinette bond over being fans of Jagged Stone.
  • Cool Big Bro:
    • He is very supportive of Juleka's dream to be a model in "Reflekdoll".
    • This extends to the rest of the gang given he and Juleka are twins and are a year older than the rest of the group (Luka is a Sophomore in college while Juleka is a freshmen having to repeat her last year).
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Zigzagged. Luka has light blue hair and eyes, but it's implied that the former is dyed.
  • Disappeared Dad: "Truth" reveals he never knew his father, and Anarka refuses to talk about him. His father is Jagged Stone, who walked out on him and Anarka to pursue his musical career.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Russian dub, his name is changed to "Luke".
  • Emo Teen: Subverted. He has the look of one, but is fairly laid-back and positive.
  • Family Theme Naming: Like his mother and twin sister, his name ends in "-ka".
  • Foil: To Adrien — Both boys are teenagers with musical talent who attract Marinette's interest, but Luka is somewhat more emotionally open than the closed-off Adrien, and their musical styles (rock guitarist vs. classical pianist) contrast as well. Also, their ways of handling rejection differ as shown in "Frozer": Cat Noir's response is to act bitter and sulk despite Ladybug explicitly telling him she liked someone else, and while Marinette never told Luka her feelings for Adrien, he caught on and encouraged her to speak with Adrien.
  • Friendly Rival: In contrast with Marinette and Kagami before they form a real friendship in "Ikari Gozen", Luka and Adrien bear no ill jealousy towards each other over Marinette's affection. Luka seems fine with Marinette's huge crush towards Adrien, and he also always encourages her to confess her feelings towards Adrien.
  • Heroic Willpower: Has the honor of being the third character to resist an akuma in "Truth". Like Bustier before him, he buckles in the end, but points for trying.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Viperion's tool, of all things, is a harp or lyre. It isn't made clear as to how it can be used as a weapon, but he uses it as a distraction against Desperada that wins the battle. In a later episode, he's shown to throw his harp like a discus and judging from the expression of the person he's hitting it with, it really hurts.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He looks somewhat similar to Andrew Russell, his English voice actor.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy:
    • At the end of "Frozer", he notices Marinette's feelings for Adrien and despite his own attraction to her, Luka encourages Marinette to talk to Adrien in an attempt to sort out her feelings.
    • Does it again in "Heart Hunter" when Marinette is ready to throw herself into his arms when she's heart-broken over Adrien's feelings for Kagami. Rather than take advantage of her rebounding due to heartbreak, Luka urges her not to give up on the boy she still likes if she's still in love with him, and only be with Luka if it's what she really wants.
    • In "Cat Blanc", he's shown playing a song with the others while Marinette and Adrien have a romantic dance. In "Félix", Marinette is open about her crush on Adrien to him and he tells Marinette that he'll be happy for her and Adrien if they do end up together.
  • Love at First Sight: According, to one of the creators, Luka fell for Marinette at first sight when they first met in "Captain Hardrock". He confesses it to Marinette himself in "Silencer", first as Silencer and then as himself.
  • Love Martyr: Downplayed, but despite Marinette obviously still being in love with Adrien, Luka doesn't seem to mind being the obvious second choice. At least until the fourth season episode Truth, where he finally reaches the limits of his patience.
  • Mellow Fellow: Luka is quite relaxed and easygoing.
  • Multicolored Hair: The top of Luka's head is black, but the tips are teal blue (teal green as Viperion).
  • Musical Assassin: His weapon as Viperion is a small harp or lyre.
  • Nice Guy: Luka is a polite and genial individual. It's quite telling that the first time he gets akumatized, it's over his friends getting screwed over, and the second time, he resists to the bitter end and tells Marinette (who is the target of his akuma-ire) to run just before succumbing.
  • Opposites Attract: Downplayed. While Luka and Marinette are both fans of Jagged Stone and artistic types (Marinette with costume designs, Luka with music) Marinette is still very anxious and klutzy, while Luka is very mellow and composed.
  • Opposites Theme Naming: Luka means "light", in contrast to Adrien, which means "dark".
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: As Viperion, the dyed parts in his hair go from teal blue to teal green.
  • The Quiet One: Not as quiet as his sister Juleka, but he prefers to speak with music than his voice. It even becomes his defining akumatized feature in "Silencer".
  • The Reliable One: Part of what draws Marinette to Luka (especially over Season 3) is how dependable he is. As Marinette notes, he's always there for her and she can count on him for anything. (This helps him stand out from Adrien, whose strict home life and obliviousness to her feelings, while not his fault, often leave her feeling miserable.)
  • The Rock Star: He likes playing guitar and is part of a rock band alongside his sister. He even has the strange ability to read people's emotions just by playing music on his guitar.
  • Romantic False Lead: He's set up throughout Seasons 2 and 3 as a potential alternate love interest for Marinette. They hook up in the Season 3 finale, but break up in the Season 4 premiere.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: As Marinette and her friends discuss, there's nothing wrong with Luka... He's just not Adrien. The two hook up in the Season 3 finale, but it falls apart in the Season 4 premiere.
  • Sage Love Interest: Downplayed. He's rather spiritual, meditates, and has a "go with the flow" outlook on life that he uses to soothe Marinette's anxiety and help her feel more confident with herself.
  • Save Scumming: As Viperion, he can set a point in time to return to, and then return to that point as many times as needed as long as he stays within five minutes of it.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: In "Wishmaker", he learns both Ladybug and Cat Noir's identities when they're affected by the titular villain. Ladybug is suspicious that he may have done so since he had clearly used Second Chance at least once during the fight, but he lies and tells her he didn't.
  • Serenade Your Lover: Keeping in mind that it was Love at First Sight for Luka, he's often shown trying to woo Marinette with music. In the closing scene of the Season 3 finale, he briefly succeeds, but it doesn't last through the Season 4 premiere.
  • Shoot the Medic First: Because of his powers, his enemies need to take him down first if they want to have any chance to win and as such, both Party Crasher and Cat Noir make him their number one target when they fight his team.
  • Snake People: Takes up the Snake Miraculous and becomes the superhero Viperion.
  • Support Party Member: Viperion has no offensive powers, and shines when he is among fellow superheroes.
  • The Worf Effect: While invaluable in his debut, Viperion has been less effective in his next appearances. He gets trapped by Party Crasher first after throwing himself in the path of his beam to protect his allies, and in "Miracle Queen", Cat Noir and Ladybug managed to anticipate his Second Chances before defeating him. He's notably the only brainwashed hero to be "defeated" by having his Miraculous removed (everyone else only was stopped by Miracle Queen's defeat), and the only one of them to not once get the better of Ladybug and Cat Noir during the fight (while Rena and King Monkey manage to trick and depower Dragon Bug with their abilities while Pegasus warps Snake Noir into the sun though both are undone by Snake Noir using Viperion's own power in a bit of irony). Somewhat justified by the fact that in his first episode, he was an unknown element, while everyone now knows to Shoot the Medic First.
  • Time Rewind Mechanic: His special power as Viperion is the ability to rewind time to a specific moment.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: A male example. He was already angry at Roth, but seeing the guy threaten Marinette tipped Luka over into akumatization.
  • Weapon of Choice: His harp
  • What You Are in the Dark: Despite never purposely using the Snake Miraculous selfishly, Luka still hasn't told either Marinette or Adrien that he knows their identities. Which they both have a right to know.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Downplayed. The tips of his hair are teal blue. Like his sister, it's presumably dyed.

    Max Kanté/Pegasus 

Pegasus (Max Kanté)

Akumatized form: Gamer
"Let's show them who's gold!"
Click here to see him as Pegasus. 

Voiced by: Martial Le Minoux (FR), Ben Diskin (EN; seasons 1-3), Zeno Robinson (EN, currently), César Díaz Capilla (SP), José Ángel Torres (MEX), Gábor Boldog (HUN), Joao Victor Granja (BP), Omar Vitelli (ITA), Christian Zeiger (GER), Nikola Todorović (SER)

One of the smartest kids in the class, Max is an avid gamer and tech wizard. He is good friends with Kim.

In the episode "Startrain", when he helps the heroes defeat his mom, Ladybug gives him the Horse Miraculous to survive the harsh conditions, and he ultimately becomes the hero Pegasus. He returns to this form in "Party Crasher".

  • Asexuality: Thomas Astruc considers Max to be asexual.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has thick, brown eyebrows.
  • Black and Nerdy: He's black and seems the part by all accounts — he dresses like one, he serves as The Smart Guy for the class, and dedicated a significant amount of time to mastering a video game.
  • Brains and Brawn: He's a nerdy kid who is best friends with Kim, a Dumb Jock.
  • Brainy Brunette: Max has brown hair and has been stated to be the smartest of Marinette's class. He's a talented gamer, good at mathematics, and created his own robot.
  • Cool Shades: Wears these instead of a mask as Pegasus. As his Miraculous are the shades, this makes sense.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Brown hair and eyes.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Builds a very sophisticated robot, Markov, in season two.
  • Good with Numbers: Max is very good in mathematics, as seen when he figures out how fast Kim needs to be to make it to Pont des Arts right before Chloé gets there in "Dark Cupid".
  • Mercury's Wings: On his shoes, as Pegasus.
  • Momma's Boy: He loves his mother dearly, finishing off each other’s calculations and supporting her when she’s anxious about her exam results, and becomes a Miraculous holder primarily to save her when she’s akumatized.
  • Nerd Glasses: Large, square black ones.
  • Nice Guy: He's usually friendly with his classmates, often using his knowledge to help them.
  • Odd Friendship: He's close friends with Kim, who is pretty much his polar opposite.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: His hair changes to light grey when he uses the Horse Miraculous, not unlike Kaalki's mane.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Using the Horse Miraculous changes his hairstyle and colour.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: Pegasus's weapon is a boomerang, his calculated mind capable of anticipating its trajectory.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: His Robot Buddy he made is apparently sophisticated enough to learn and even feel angry...and it doesn't get quickly famous and hailed as the greatest computing breakthrough of all time, for some reason.
  • Shout-Out: His outfit as Pegasus seems to be a reference to Neo and Morpheus.
  • The Smart Guy: Max seems to be this for the class, willing to rattle off facts and statistics at the slightest provocation.
  • Smart People Build Robots: Max invented his cute Robot Buddy, Markov, whose A.I. is somehow sophisticated enough to be akumatized.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Max wears Nerd Glasses and is the smartest one in Marinette's class. His Miraculous is even a pair of glasses.
  • Sore Loser:
  • Teen Genius: Is about 13-15, but in "Robostus", he manages to build a robot who can fly and has a fairly sophisticated A.I.
  • Thinking Up Portals: As Pegasus, he is able to create portals through space with his special power, Voyage.
  • The Unchosen One: Downplayed and Played With. Ladybug didn’t necessarily intend to give out a miraculous in "Startrain", but she did so to ensure Max would survive the sub zero temperatures and lack of air. With that said, Max is a noble and trustworthy person, and he proves his full worth and continues to be the horse hero.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In "Party Crasher", he has Markov redirect all the power in the Agreste mansion to Adrien's speakers. This ends up turning off Emilie's life support, prompting Gabriel to akumatize Wayhem to save her life.
  • Weapon of Choice: His horseshoe.

    Kagami Tsurugi/Ryuko 

Ryuko (Kagami Tsurugi)

Akumatized forms: Riposte, Oni-Chan, Lies
"The only reason you can't stand on your feet is your hesitation. I never hesitate."
Click here to see her as Ryuko. 

Voiced by: Clara Soares (FR), Faye Mata (EN), Nagore Germes (SP), Marisol Romero (MEX), Gulás Fanni (HUN), Marta Markowicz (P), Flávia Fontenelle (BP), Benedetta Ponticelli (ITA), Marieke Oeffinger (GER), Tiril Heide-Steen (NOR)

The heir of a high-profile Japanese family. A skilled fencing student, she becomes a rival of Adrien, and later a friend to Marinette.

In the episode "Ikari Gozen", she becomes the Dragon Miraculous hero, Ryuko, but is temporarily benched when she indirectly reveals her identity to Hawk Moth.

  • Academic Athlete: Kagami is a terrific fencer and ice skater and she does archery. She also proves her intelligence in "Ikari Gozen", by solving all the riddles very quickly.
  • All There in the Manual: If the in-character Instagram accounts are to be taken as canon and have accurate dates to the timeline outside of the holidays, Kagami's birthday is or is roughly November 20.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Many Japanese families (especially for samurai or ninja descendants) or families who are prestigious on some specific Japanese martial arts still embrace the traditional patrilineal system, thus make most of their surnames taken from their father's side. In Kagami's case, however, her surname is taken from her mother's family name, which means that the possibility that her parents are no longer together exists. However, in Japan, if the woman is from a famous/prestigious family, the husband would take his wife's surname, especially if the family only had a daughter since the husband taking his wife's surname would help to continue the family name.
  • The Atoner: She attempts to take on Ikari Gozen alone since she was responsible for her akumatization. It doesn't work, although she succeeds when she follows Ladybug's plan (where she's the star player).
  • Badass Normal: Kagami is just a normal human... who's able to slice through trees with a wooden sword when sufficiently agitated.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: In "Ikari Gozen", her disappointment upon finding out Marinette was only pretending to be her friend to sabotage her so she couldn't hook up with Adrien makes her vulnerable to an akuma, but Marinette saves her by sticking up for her when her mother calls and demands she comes home.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The Tsurugi family crest on Kagami's ring is the Japanese word for "woman" with a sword in it.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Adrien. Both of them are talented rich kids with friendless backgrounds raised by Control Freak parents.
  • Clean Dub Name: In various Romance languages, her name is too similar to the verb for "to shit" (cagar/cagare), so it was changed to Agami in Spanish, and Katami in Italian. In Brazil, where the same issue exists, they changed her name to Kyoko. As it happens, "kyo" (like "kagami") is another possible reading of the kanji for "mirror" (鏡), so "Kyoko" can be interpreted as "mirror-girl", maintaining her intended Meaningful Name.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Shows shades of this with Adrien. Upon Lila sending everyone a photo of her kissing Adrien on the cheek, Kagami is akumatized due to her jealousy and threatens Lila to give up Adrien, declaring him to be the only one worthy of her affections. When Marinette greets them onboard the Liberty, Kagami clings tighter to Adrien's arm while narrowing her eyes at Marinette. On two different occasions she warns Marinette about her hesitation with Adrien, though it's difficult to tell if her advice is well-meaning or taunting, due to her delivery. While she and Marinette do become friends later, she chooses Adrien over their friendship (though she does regret hurting Marinette's feelings), with Marinette doing the opposite.
  • Cold Ham: In "Ikari Gozen", she asks Marinette various personal questions ranging from her ethical decision-making to her blood-type, reading them all straight from an online friendship test in the same blank expression and deadpan monotone as when she is figuring out the clues to the contest. When she is Ryuko, the ham isn't nearly as cold.
  • Commonality Connection: Kagami is a new student to the school, just as Adrien was. They're also both skilled in fencing and are lonely prodigies from an upper class family.
  • Custom Uniform: Kagami's fencing uniform is red instead of the standard white like the rest of the class.
  • Disappeared Dad: It is unknown if Kagami's father is present in her life. Either both her parents raised her, or her mother, Tomoe, raised her alone.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: The power of the Dragon Miraculous grants her this.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Already a great swordfighter, she eventually uses the Dragon Miraculous, which has a sword itself.
  • Exact Words: She is told by Ladybug, "I have to tell you that I won't be able to give you this Miraculous again." but Marinette has already shown her willingness to swap up Miraculous users and Miraculouses when she initially tried to give Alya the Bee Miraculous.
  • Fatal Flaw: She has no verbal filter; what she thinks is exactly what comes out. This is what puts her civilian identity at risk and exacerbates Marinette's preexisting spite towards her.
  • Foil:
    • To Marinette/Ladybug — They both have black hair stylized as blue (but Kagami has Boyish Short Hair similar to Sabine while Marinette/Ladybug has hers in Girlish Pigtails), attract Adrien's affections, are from prominent Asian ethnicities, and wear red suits. But while Marinette is open and friendly, but has trouble expressing her crush on Adrien, Kagami is more closed-off and distant but is more confident in making her attraction to Adrien known. There's also their reactions to Chloé's bullying. While Marinette lets Chloé bully her for years before finally learning to stand up for herself, Kagami immediately tells Chloé where she can shove it the very first time she tries. Taken further in Season 3; just like how Adrien and Luka are both Snake Miraculous heroes at different points, Marinette and Kagami both become Dragon Miraculous holders. But the former uses it temporarily and fuses its power with her Ladybug Miraculous, the latter is the "primary" wielder and uses it by itself.
    • To Adrien — As stated above in the section, both of them lonely prodigies from an upper class family, and Kagami has a family ring that mirrors Adrien's Miraculous. But, while Adrien has a more friendly if slightly reserved personality, Kagami is more aggressive and is more reserved than he is. Ultimately, both want to have friends, an effort that initially goes poorly due to having No Social Skills and strict parenting but eventually succeeds.
    • To Chloé — Both are teenaged girls from well-off families who have a romantic interest in Adrien—but Chloé is a Spoiled Brat who acts like she's already Adrien's girlfriend (despite his feelings on the matter) while Kagami is an all around much better (if somewhat cold) person who doesn't feel entitled to Adrien's affection and Adrien has actually shown a modicum of interest in her.
    • To Lila — Both are teenaged girls who have an attraction to Adrien — but Lila is an unrepentant liar who tries to force her feelings on Adrien and is quite antagonistic towards Marinette while Kagami is honest to the point of bluntness, has a reciprocal attraction (to some degree) with Adrien, and has a more civilized relationship with Marinette, but soon becomes real friends with Marinette once they set aside their differences in "Ikari Gozen". They’re both alone when they transfer and have different ways of dealing with it; Lila lies to gain friends and threatens to destroy anyone who opposes her, using them like tools, while Kagami refuses to stoop low to become popular, but doesn’t actually know how to make friends naturally, leaving her stuck trying to use an app to figure out how to communicate.
  • Friendly Rival: More like Civilized Rival. Kagami likes Adrien, but wants to win his affections fair and square. After realizing Marinette's feelings for him, she gives her solid advice to not hesitate in being forward with Adrien. The two end up being friends for real in "Ikari Gozen".
  • Good Is Not Soft:
    • While she is an overall decent person, Kagami bluntly whispers to Marinette how her hesitation is hindering her in both ice skating and winning over Adrien.
    • This trope actually holds her back from making friends with others, as her Brutal Honesty is interpreted as hostility and coldness, which is part of why Marinette doesn’t want to socialize with her during "Ikari Gozen".
  • Graceful Loser: Doesn't show any outward sign of disappointment or anger when she loses against Adrien on Marinette's call, not that this stops Hawk Moth from akumatising her anyway.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She really tries to hold in her envy. Unfortunately, Hawk Moth doesn't care and takes advantage of it in "Oni-Chan" to akumatize her over her jealousy of Adrien's photo with Lila.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: A bigger example than the other temporary Miraculous wielders. Since Hawk Moth learns her identity, she only fights alongside Ladybug and Cat Noir for one battle before Ladybug is forced to retire her. As of "Optigami", Ryuko is seemingly back on the roster, presumably because with Shadow Moth having discovered the identities of the majority of the team anyway and Ladybug deciding she needs them despite that, Kagami's only as vulnerable as the others now making keeping her away a moot point.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Like Marinette, her hair is colored blue but is described as black In-Universe.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: She's a skilled fencer. Appropriately, as the Dragon Miraculous holder, her primary weapon is a sword.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation:
    • She considers herself not worthy to fight against her mother. She's correct; "worth" in this case refers to kenjutsu skill, and though she's a superb swordswoman, she's not on her mother's level.
    • When Kagami discovers the messages between Alya and Marinette, rather than losing her temper, Kagami instead expresses disappointment and laments over not being worthy to foster a friendship. By then, Marinette comes to her senses and forgoes her initial jealousy to truly become Kagami's friend.
    • When her attempt at fighting Ikari Gozen alone fails, Ryuko apologizes to Ladybug for failing to listen to her and feels that she doesn't deserve her trust in wielding a Miraculous. Ladybug assures her that it's alright as she's made mistakes before and allows Ryuko to make up for her mistake by following the plan this time.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Her tenure as Ryuko reveals a reckless side to Kagami. She disregards Longg attempting to tell her of Ladybug's plan and immediately gives away her identity because she thinks it's best to fight Ikari Gozen alone. Needless to say, it goes poorly.
    • "Lies" reveals that she's quite good at drawing.
    • Her multiple akumatizations show that, despite coming across as a stoic Ice Queen, her feelings are intense and run deep. It gets lampshaded by Hawk Moth in "Oni-chan", who remarks that "the strongest anger isn't always the nosiest one".
    • In "Glaciator 2", it's revealed that she is an avid reader of Shoujo manga.
  • Hypocrisy Nod: In "Lies" when she's confronting Adrien over his deception, Kagami acknowledges she's just as much a liar as him.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: In "Ikari Gozen", she attempts to befriend Marinette, but is brushed off for being a rival to Adrien's affections. She also runs off with Marinette and co. without her mother's permission in an effort to befriend them. Fortunately, Marinette realizes her mistake and reciprocates Kagami's friendship. It's also revealed that Kagami doesn't have access to social media or a phone due to her strict mother.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Downplayed. When Adrien states that he's returning to his original target in Ladybug, Kagami accepts his decision, but tells him that when he realizes he's gone after the wrong target, she'll be waiting for him. In short, Kagami is aware of Adrien having a crush on another girl, with the implication that she knows it to be Marinette or closely related to her, but she will be ready to claim Adrien if things don't work out the way he intended.
  • It's Personal: As Ryuko, she attempts to take on Ikari Gozen herself since she caused her mother to get akumatized in the first place. It doesn't work due to her being a Leeroy Jenkins.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While she was somewhat blunt to Marinette in "Frozer", Kagami made a valid point that the one of the main reasons Marinette's relationship with Adrien hasn't progressed is because of her own hesitation.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kagami is blunt, taunts her opponents during a fencing duel, and is even described as an "ice queen". However, she has shown to be quite hospitable and a Graceful Loser. And although her relationship with Marinette gets a little rocky in "Frozer", she reaches out to her in an effort to become friends with her in "Ikari Gozen" as she had planned to do as stated at the end of "Riposte".
  • Joshikousei: Kagami's everyday outfit appears to be a school uniform, an homage to her Japanese heritage.
  • Leeroy Jenkins:
    • Surprisingly, she turns out to be this as Ryuko. Despite being normally composed, she jumps at the chance of being a superhero and is blinded by how she must take responsibility for a problem that was her fault when Longg introduces himself, in spite of Longg trying to explain a plan to her. This results in Cat Noir getting temporarily incapacitated and Ikari Gozen no worse for wear (as well as the side effect of her indirectly blurting out her identity, which means she'll be unlikely to be called upon for help again). Fortunately, Ryuko realizes her mistake in this and is able to make up for it shortly afterwards by listening to the plan this time.
    • Going by production order, she first displays her fearless charge in "Desperada", facing the titular akuma with a stage microphone as her improvised weapon. Kagami is promptly captured.
  • Loving a Shadow: It's revealed in "Lies" that her feelings towards Adrien are this, as when she tells him to act more natural, to which he acts a bit more like he does as Cat Noir, she does not like the result and doesn't believe that to be his true personality. Justified in that Adrien hides his goofier personality from others in public for his father, meaning that Kagami can't possibly know that this is him being natural.
  • Master Swordsman: She comes from a family of Olympic fencing champions, and she's at the same level as Adrien, who's the best pupil of an Olympic fencer as well. As Ryuko, adding Super Speed, Super Strength, Elemental Shapeshifter powers and a magic sword to her preexisting skills makes her one of Ladybug and Cat Noir's most impressive ally.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • In Japanese, "kagami" means mirror, befitting how she's a Foil to Marinette and Adrien. Her akuma form as Riposte is even shiny like a mirror.
    • Her last name is the Japanese word for sword, and she's the latest in a line of fencing champions.
    • Her superhero name is "Ryuko", which is Japanese for "dragon child".
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She feels guilty for upsetting her mother in "Ikari Gozen", as it caused her to be akumatized. It's part of why Marinette/Ladybug decides that she's worthy enough to have a Miraculous and also causes Kagami/Ryuko to initially attempt to take on Ikari Gozen alone in an attempt to atone.
  • Nom de Mom: Her surname comes from her mother's family's side.
  • No Social Skills: Due to being raised in a strict environment and having very little contact with peers her age like Adrien. She is generally blunt to the point of brutal honesty, which would repel people that can't handle her strong personality. In "Ikari Gozen", she relies on an app on how to make friends when partnered with Marinette, asking her bizarre questions and following each of her statements with an awkward forced smile.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Like Lila, although she isn't from France, she speaks with a native accent.
  • Not So Stoic: In "Onichan", she gets a photo of Lila kissing Adrien on the cheek, to which she angrily slices down some trees so hard her bokken breaks, and then she breaks down crying. Cue akuma.
  • Open Secret: She takes approximately three seconds to blow her identity to Hawk Moth, a feat only matched by Chloé (who did so deliberately).note  Because of this, Ladybug informs her that she has to retire, although she brings her back in "Heart Hunter" in a weak attempt to sabotage her friendship with Adrien.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She goes at everything with a deadpan expression and monotone delivery. When she smiles, it initially looks completely forced.
  • Red Is Heroic: Not only does her civilian outfit and fencing gear have notable shades of red, her superhero form is primarily red in color, matching the Dragon Kwami, Longg.
  • Romantic False Lead: She's set up throughout Seasons 2 and 3 as a potential alternate love interest for Adrien. They hook up in the Season 3 finale, but break up in the second episode of Season 4.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: With a Control Freak mother who puts Gabriel to shame, Kagami is an expert fencer that has made her a Worthy Opponent for Adrien and a deadly foe for Ladybug and Cat Noir on multiple occasions. With that said, she has No Social Skills, repeatedly giving Marinette mixed-messages in regards to Adrien and asking Marinette various questions from an online friendship test in an unnatural monotone.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Everybody refers to her with male pronouns during her match with Adrien until she removes her mask, completely overlooking the fact that her fencing suit is relatively form-fitting, enough so that her gender is rather obvious. Averted in the French version, however, where everyone knows she's a girl and Adrien's shock at her removing her mask is all to do with her looks rather than her Gender Reveal.
  • Shipper on Deck: A downplayed example. While she's interested in Adrien, she does give Marinette some advice on pursuing him, with the implication that she suspects Adrien has feelings for Marinette. After her ill-fated time dating him between seasons 3 and 4, she gives up on him; by "Mr. Pigeon 72" she is fully aware of Marinette's feelings for him, and concludes while watching at them: "They are really made for the each other."
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Chloé tries to bully her, she swiftly and brutally puts the little brat in her place.
    Chloé: What do you think you're doing, sitting next to my Adrikins?! That's my seat!
    Kagami: Don't ever touch me again. Don't ever speak to me again. Don't ever look at me again.
    Chloé: [backs right off]
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Kagami is even called "ice queen", but has shown to be polite and friendly underneath her icy exterior.
  • Took a Level in Badass: This girl already shows off amazing strength with her sword fighting skills, but then takes it to new heights when she becomes the Dragon Miraculous hero, Ryuko.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: After befriending Marinette, Kagami is shown having fun with Adrien and Marinette when they attempt to sneak out from the Bourgeois' anniversary party.
  • Tsurime Eyes: In contrast to Marinette's Tareme Eyes.
  • Two First Names: Inverted. "Kagami" and "Tsurugi" are both recognized, albeit uncommon, Japanese family names.
  • The Unsmile: Makes several of those while trying to bond with Marinette in "Ikari Gozen". Averted when she smiles sincerely.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her sword.
  • Worf Had the Flu: In "Ikari Gozen", she is given the Dragon Miraculous when he mother is Akumatized. As Ryuko, she has the same superpowers (and Instant Expert feature) as every other miraculous user. Unique to her however is that she is an Elemental Shapeshifter with real-life fighting experience in swordsmanship. The result is a Lightning Bruiser with a magic sword, the skills to use it, can move in Flash Step and is capable of fighting Ikari Gozen (who is a 50-foot tall Master Swordsman) to a standstill. Unfortunately, she was not allowed a secret identity because she needed the miraculous to free herself from Ikari Gozen's body, thus making any future appearances as Ryuko a liability that made her a "in-case of emergency" hero only.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kagami has blue hair.
  • Youthful Freckles: More so than Marinette.

    Alix Kubdel/Bunnyx 

Bunnyx (Alix Kubdel)

Akumatized form: Timebreaker
"Okay, so... I guess we're saved, then?"
Click here to see her as an adult 
Click here to see her adult self as Bunnyx 

Voiced by: Adeline Chetail and Marie Nonnenmacher (FR, first and second, respectively), Kira Buckland (EN), María Alcázar and Fernanda Robles (MEX, season 1 and 2, respectively), Zselyke Szabó (HUN), Mayte Mira (ES, EP), Isabella Simi (BP), Luisa Wietzorek (GER), Mihaela Stamenković (SER), Tiril Heide-Steen (NOR)

A spirited, athletic tomboy whose father and brother are historians.

In "Timetagger" it’s revealed that, in the future, she will become the Rabbit superheroine Bunnyx.

  • All There in the Manual: The creator has stated Alix's family are of Berber origin (an Afro-Asiatic ethnic group).
  • Ascended Extra: Had very little screentime in season one outside of her akumatization episode. Starting in season two, she's had more lines, received additional character focus, and has established friendships with Marinette and Nathaniel, among other things. She’s also the first of the classmates to be revealed to be a Miraculous holder in the future.
  • Asexuality: Thomas Astruc considers Alix to be aromantic.
  • Berserker Tears: After the watch is destroyed a second time in "Timebreaker", Past Alix blames Ladybug, and is seen angrily sulking on its bits before she gets akumatized.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: She gets akumatized on her fifteenth birthday.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Her future self sports a red messy pixie cut.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": She wears a hat that has a stylized "S" on it.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Her watch turns out to be the disguised Rabbit Miraculous.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Alix tends to be very sarcastic about the insane goings-on around her.
  • Dub Name Change: Her name is "Aleks" in the Serbian dub.
  • Fantasy Helmet Enforcement: She wears a helmet, as well as knee and elbow pads, for her short race against Kim.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her hair, which includes wild spikes on her left side and a ponytail on her right.
  • Foreshadowing: She makes a sarcastic comment to Alya about "why not a bunny Miraculous?". Two episodes later, she discovers her snide comment was actually truthful, there is a Bunny Miraculous and it is hers!
  • The Fettered: More than any other Miraculous holder, Bunnyx has to show restraint in when and how she uses her powers, because of the unpredictable consequences of time travel.
  • Future Badass: "Timetagger" reveals that she will wield the Rabbit Miraculous and become the superheroine Bunnyx.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Because of how dangerous her powers are, Bunnyx is "the hero of last resort," the one who only steps in when all other heroes have failed, or when Apocalypse How is the only alternative.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Her future self ditches her cap for a pair of goggles she keeps above her eyes. They disappear when she turns into Bunnyx.
  • Hidden Depths: "Reverser" shows that she does street art and is a good kite flyer. She's also buddies with Nathaniel.
  • I Got Bigger: She's currently one of the shortest students in Marinette's class, but if her future self is any indication, she'll grow a lot taller.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Her facial features are similar to Kira Buckland's.
  • In the Hood: She wears a black hoodie during the events of "Santa Claws".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure, she may not always be agreeable, but she has a strong sense of right and wrong, and when the chips are down, she's someone you want to have by your side.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Her older self gushes about Ladybug, unlike her brusque younger self, who doesn't gush about anyone.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is an old French variant of "Alice", and she will grow up to ally with a white rabbit.
  • My Future Self and Me: In "Timetagger", Alix is overjoyed to meet her future self, the superhero Bunnyx.
  • My New Gift Is Lame: Has this reaction when her father presents her with their family's watch. Of course, once she sees what it can do, she changes her mind. It's taken even further with the reveal that the watch is in fact a Miraculous.
  • The Napoleon: It's most obvious when contrasted with some of the larger characters like Ivan, Juleka or Chloé, who she has to look straight up to talk to, but Alix is seriously tiny. However, she's also the most Hot-Blooded and exuberant student in the class, and her size doesn't keep her from being very aggressive when she wants to be. This looks especially ridiculous when her future self towers over Marinette and Adrien.
  • Nice Hat: Alix wears a black cap with a black old English S logo that is outlined in white on the front.
  • Odd Friendship: "Reverser" shows that she's good friends with shy artist Nathaniel, because they're both into art.
  • Older and Wiser: The future Alix is far more subdued and intelligent than her teenage self.
  • Older Than They Look: She turns 15 in "Timebreaker", meaning she's one of the oldest members of her class, though you wouldn't be able to tell that just by looking at her. Considering how much taller her future self is, Alix might just be a late bloomer.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to the others in Marinette's friend group, Alix is the only one to question their convoluted plans in the name of love and friendship.
    • In "Gigantitan", she realizes how creepy Marinette's borderline Stalker with a Crush behavior toward Adrien is.
    • Later in "Gang of Secrets", she questions why they should create a sacred friendship bracelet when they could just talk things out with a depressed Marinette.
  • Pair the Spares: A platonic version, with Nathanael, in "Reverser".
  • Parasol of Pain: Her Miraculous tool takes the form of this.
  • Parental Favoritism: According to creator Thomas Astruc, Mr. Kubdel favors Alix over Jalil.
  • Passionate Sports Girl:
    • Rollerblader Alix scoffs at the insinuation that Kim can beat her in a race.
    • In Issue 1 of Miraculous Adventures, it's learned that Alix is member of a lacrosse team, alongside Adrien, Kim and Ivan.
  • Ret-Gone: In "Cat Blanc", this nearly happens to Bunnyx due to her past self's implied death.
  • Rollerblade Good: She's a beast when on rollerblades.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: The future Alix goes back in time and seals herself in an obelisk so that the Rabbit Miraculous can eventually be passed down to her past self.
  • Secret-Keeper: "Cat Blanc" reveals that she knows who Ladybug, Cat Noir, and Hawk Moth are, although it's unclear if she'd known beforehand or learned it while investigating the chain of events that lead to the titular villain's Akumatization. Either way, she doesn't reveal any of it to present Ladybug.
    Bunnyx: That's the reason you picked me, Minibug. I know how to keep a secret.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Her goal in "Cat Blanc": prevent the series of events that led to Cat Noir getting akumatized and destroying Paris.
  • Shorttank: While not a protagonist, she has this personality, being tomboyish, rather mouthy, and boisterous.
  • Sole Survivor: Alix is the only temporary hero who manages to avoid having her identity revealed in "Miracle Queen", presumably because the titular villain called upon all the Miraculous holders and Alix technically isn't one yet.
  • The Slow Path: At some point in the future, she goes to the past and preserves herself in an obelisk, leaving the Rabbit Miraculous to come into the Kubdel family's possession. Centuries later, she's freed and has present Alix return the watch to her.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: She wears a dark brown tank top on a snake-patterned long-sleeved shirt.
  • Teleport Spam: She's incorporated her teleportation power into her fighting style.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Her main power is to create portals to travel through time. Unlike the present-day heroes, she can do this as many times as she wants.
  • Time Master: Not only in her supervillain form, Timebreaker, but also when she becomes Bunnyx. She can use her portals to travel through time. It's why she can keep up with Timetagger despite him sending her to different time periods because she can always quickly come back.
  • Time Police: As her future self is the resident Time Master, it's become her duty to pursue rogue time travelers or circumvent Bad Futures.
  • Tomboy: She has a spirited personality and enjoys sports.
  • Tomboyish Baseball Cap: She frequently wears a black baseball cap. She ditches it for biker goggles in the future.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Alix wears a sidetail, though it looks more like pigtails from a distance.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her umbrella.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: More specifically, light pink. It becomes red in her adulthood.
  • Youngest Child Wins: Her family's precious heirloom watch is traditionally passed on to the youngest child.

    Lê Chiến Kim/King Monkey 

King Monkey (Lê Chiến Kim)

Akumatized form: Dark Cupid
"You're no match for me. My neck is bigger than your thigh."
Click here to see him as King Monkey. 

Voiced by: Alexandre Nguyen (FR), Grant George (EN), Alan Bravo/Alan Velázquez/Abraham Vega (MEX, season 1/ half of season 2/ half of season 2), Eran Mor (HEB), Károly Moser (HUN), José Leonardo (BP), Alessio Nissolino (ITA), Marios Gavrilis (GER), Milan Tubić (SER)

A confident, hotheaded jock who can be rude, but does have a softer side. He is good friends with Max.

In the episode "Party Crasher", when five of the Miraculous holders are captured by the titular villain, Master Fu selects Kim to wield the Monkey Miraculous, becoming the hero King Monkey.

  • Ascended Fanboy: In "Syren" he goes on and on about wanting to be a hero. He eventually gets his wish when he becomes "King Monkey", the Monkey Miraculous holder.
  • Asian Airhead: He is Vietnamese, a Dumb Jock and has a goofy side to him.
  • Asian Rudeness: Downplayed. Kim is Vietnamese and is the only other person in the class besides Marinette who's confirmed to be of Asian descent. He's also a somewhat petty, overconfident jock who is prone to rudeness or taunting others and has a crush on the local Alpha Bitch. However, he's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Brains and Brawn: He's a jock who is best friends with Max, a nerdy kid. Indeed, one of the first indications he's not just a plain Jerk Jock as his initial characterization would imply was clearly being friends with Max when a more stereotypical Jerk Jock would probably bully him.
  • Characterization Marches On: He was much more of a Jerk Jock in Season 1. In later seasons, he's a Lovable Jock with shades of Dumb Jock.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: In "Party Crasher", he literally jumps to help Master Fu when he falls down; when the man thanks him, Kim admits that jumping into action to help others is almost instinctive on him and thinks it should be the same for anyone else. Because of this, Fu decides to make him the Monkey Miraculous holder.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Kim shows an astonishing lack of common sense at times. To wit, his reaction to Paris suddenly being flooded is to jump in the water and offer to teach Markov to swim and after being kidnapped by Syren, he's more concerned about missing the movie he wanted to see. This makes him a perfect fit for the goofy and unorthodox Monkey Miraculous.
  • Competition Freak: According to the character blurb, he considers himself the king of competitions. Shown when he tries to beat Alix (on rollerblades) in a race while on foot. His competitive spirit isn't limited to sports, he also takes part in the school's fashion contest and the video game tournament. He even wants to challenge the zoo's new panther. However, he avoids being truly insufferable over the results - it seems he's just unrealistically confident in his abilities and never wants to stop trying to live up to this confidence.
  • Confusion Fu: His fighting style as a Miraculous holder. His actions are so impossible to predict that a supervillain specifically made for predictive analysis had a mental shutdown trying to anticipate what Kim would do.
  • Distressed Dude: Takes on this role in "Animan" after the zookeeper whose panther he taunted falls victim to an akuma and comes after him. It happens again in "Syren", but since the title villain is in love for him, he wasn't that distressed.
  • Dub Name Change: Kim's superhero name is Roi Singe in the French version, though that literally translates to "King Monkey".
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: He becomes the Monkey Miraculous holder.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Kim can be incredibly oblivious to just about everything else when he's competition mode. In "Party Crasher" he's too busy trying to practice swimming in Adrien's bathtub to notice the titular villain storm in and attack the party and capture the guests, then taking the fight outside nor does he notice Master Fu sneaking in and leaving a Miraculous box with him until it pratically floats right in front of his face. In "Optigami" he spends most of the episode running up the building's stairwell trying to beat the elevator and fails to notice Style Queen attacking the building and the guests, including a large crowd and Max running down an opposite stairwell trying to get away, until finally he arrives at the top and the villain is waiting for him. To add insult to injury Kim also fails to notice he'd long missed the ceremony and thinks he beat his friends in the elevator even though they'd long since arrived half the episode ago.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Has a crush on Chloé. Three guesses how it turns out for him.
  • In the Hood: He wears a red hoodie.
  • Jerk Jock: Dips into this trope sometimes, mocking Alix when the pair are planning to race, taunting a protective zookeeper about his panther and bullying Ivan about his crush on Mylène in "Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While hot-headed and rude sometimes, Kim is generally kind. He appreciates Marinette's encouragement to confess his love to his crush in "Dark Cupid" and is a good friend to Ondine in "Syren". He also doesn't hesitate to put Chloé on the zip line ahead of him in "Zombizou" resulting in him being infected.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Kim is the only of the temporary users to be selected by Master Fu himself instead Marinette. It also applies to his powers as King Monkey, which are more trickier than the other Miraculouses.
  • Lovable Jock: On his good days. He's had his moments of being a Jerk Jock (especially in the first season) but he's otherwise alright and his competitive nature is used more as a humorously-harmless quirk.
  • Monkey King Lite: As King Monkey, naturally, he takes a lot of inspiration from Sun Wukong. Word of God states Sun Wukong himself was "most certainly" a holder of the Monkey Miraculous.
  • Multicolored Hair: His black hair with the ends dyed gold, which is styled into a sharp quiff.
  • Oblivious to Love: In the episode "Syren", he's completely unaware of Ondine's feelings for him. He only starts suspecting she might like him after she turns into a mermaid and drags him to her underwater kingdom to be her husband. Actually, that does make Kim much less oblivious than our protagonist duo, since he was able to notice Ondine's feelings at last and reciprocate them.
  • Odd Friendship: He's close friends with Max, who is pretty much his polar opposite.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: When using the Monkey Miraculous, his hair changes from blonde to red.
  • Power Incontinence: His special power as King Monkey is to cause a target's powers to malfunction for a short period of time. It's what allows him to defeat Party Crasher, whereas a team of five other Miraculous holders struggled to defeat him.
  • Relationship Upgrade: By "Miracle Queen", Kim sure doesn't look like oblivious to Ondine's hints anymore and reciprocates her feelings.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Subtle but present. "Stoneheart" showed he was a bully towards Ivan and he was part of Chloé's posse as seen in "Lady Wifi". However, by season 2, not only has he started being nicer, he also has stopped being part of Chloé's circle.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • By mocking Ivan for his unwillingness to admit his crush on Mylène, he caused Ivan to become the first akuma that Cat Noir and Ladybug ever faced.
    • Even worse in "Catalyst" and "Mayura" since his powers as Dark Cupid were arguably the most important linchpin in Hawk Moth's plan.
  • Weapon of Choice: His Ruyi Jingu Bang.
  • What Does He See in Her?: Given how he has seen Chloé's countless cruel and petty actions, with him occasionally being a victim of said actions, it's puzzling to understand why Kim had a crush on her. Marinette even lampshades this in the Valentine's Day episode.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's a burly jock but is hilariously terrified of spiders, a fact Chloé uses against him so he doesn't run against her as class representative.

Introduced in Season 4

    Zoé Lee/Vesperia 

Vesperia (Zoé Lee)

Akumatized form: Sole Crusher
"You may hate me, but I love you, and I always will."
Click here to see her as Vesperia. 

Voiced by: Fily Keita (FR), Deneen Melody (EN), Luísa Viotti (BP), Carmen Podio (SP/ES)

Chloé's half-sister from Audrey's side. An artistic young lady and an aspiring actress from New York who came to Paris in order to live with her maternal family.

In "Queen Banana", she puts herself in harm's way to talk her sister down when the latter becomes the titular villain. Impressed by her courage, she is given the Bee Miraculous by Ladybug, allowing her to transform into the new Bee heroine, Vesperia.

  • All-Loving Hero: Even after Chloé tells her she hates her and for what she did in “Queen Banana”, Zoé forgives her and says that she still loves her and she always will, even if no one else will.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Vesperia's special power Venom allows her to paralyze an individual with her spinning top. But unlike her half-sister, she's truly on the side of good.
  • Battle Tops: As Vesperia, she fights with a trompo.
  • Beneath the Mask: Zoé often seems shy and too eager to please, and is easily bullied by Chloé. When she's hidden under the mask, she shows a much bolder side, proudly showing off her costume and name and taunting the akumatized Chloé with the knowledge that she's been replaced.
  • Big Sister Instinct: It's unknown if she's the older or younger sibling, but she is protective of Chloé, telling her that she will still love her even if the whole world hates her. In "Optigami" she tries to protect Chloé from Style Queen, only for Chloé to use her as a shield.
  • Birds of a Feather: In stark contrast to André and Chloé's relationship, Zoé actually has much in common with her stepfather and they bond over their necessity to take the backseat for the family and have to give up of a dream to please them. Zoé' presence has a positive influence on André, where he tries to assert himself a little more to Chloé's and Audrey's demands.
  • Cool Hat: She often wears a blue beanie.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Zoé had to change her personality to fit in at school in New York, but when she slipped up, everyone turned against her and started bullying her, namely putting cockroaches in her locker.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: While her superhero attire is black with yellow highlights and thus more closely resembles Queen Wasp's outfit than Queen Bee's, she's a kind person and firmly on the side of good.
  • Disappeared Dad: She's Audrey's daughter from a previous affair, but it's unclear who Zoé's father is. The only things known about him is the surname "Lee". Audrey implies he might be rich and works a busy schedule, but given that it's Audrey it might not be accurate.
  • Everyone Has Standards: For the most part she's very patient with her sister's antics, but even she's tired of Chloé's constant Wag the Directorinvoked and script changes in "Queen Banana" and agrees with everyone to film their original movie without her.
  • Facepalm: Zoé is seen facepalming after yet another demand from Chloé to change the script, this time to include an "interesting villain".
  • Family Theme Naming: Her name rhymes with that of her sister's (—oé).
  • Foil: To her half-sister Chloé. The former is a spoiled-rotten Alpha Bitch who uses her father to get whatever she wants and barely has any friends because of her toxic personality. Zoé is humble, but sweet and creative. She comes from a Friendless Background because she couldn't be what others wanted, is quick to befriend the main cast, and has a very healthy and encouraging relationship with her stepfather, André.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: She has a one-sided version of this with Chloé. Chloé is the pretty, prissy, popular one, while Zoé is more down-to-earth and artistic. Zoé wants to get along with sister, but Chloé refuses to accept her unless she obeys her and goes along with whatever she wants.
  • Guile Heroine: She displays plenty of intelligence in dealing with Chloé, whether by rubbing in how she has replaced her as the bee heroine to enrage her or presenting Ladybug's charm as a gift from their mother to dupe her into wearing it.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair and is a sweet girl who struggles to worm her way out of her abusive mother and sister's thumbs.
  • Heroic Bastard: She's Audrey Bourgeois' illegitimate daughter from a previous relationship, and a kind-hearted, heroic person.
  • Jerkass Façade: In her debut episode, she pretends to be an awful person so she can get more easily accepted by her mother and half-sister, but it's clear that she's uncomfortable about doing so.
  • Legacy Character: Subverted. While she takes Chloé's place as the Bee Miraculous holder, she takes the name Vesperia instead of Queen Bee. When she first meets Cat Noir, he mistakes her for Queen Bee, but she corrects him and introduces herself properly.
  • Long-Lost Relative: She's Chloé's estranged half-sister from an affair that Audrey had.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Zoé is a name of Greek origin that means "life".
    • Vesperia is derived from "vespa", Italian for "wasp".
  • Multicolored Hair: At the end of "Sole Crusher", Rose dyes a streak of her hair pink. As Vesperia, she has black streaks.
  • New Transfer Student: In "Sole Crusher", she transfers into Collège Françoise Dupont in the middle of the school year by pulling some strings (namely, by threatening to call the Mayor). Mr. Damocles introduces her to her new classmates during Ms. Mendeleiev's science class.
  • Nice Girl: She immediately befriends Marinette and is warmly welcomed by their classmates, but in an attempt to get along with her mother and sister, she put on a Jerkass Façade that she later drops entirely.
  • Only Friend: She had only one true friend in New York, who signed her shoes before Zoé left for Paris.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Downplayed. Transforming into Vesperia replaces the pink streak in her hair with multiple black streaks.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: When transformed into Vesperia, her shoulder length hair becomes longer, twisting into a longer braid down her back.
  • Redeeming Replacement: Unlike her sister, Zoé is a Nice Girl fully committed to the side of good and using the Bee Miraculous for heroic purposes, versus Chloé being a mean girl who used the Bee Miraculous purely for attention and let her emotions get the best of her. Ladybug and Cat Noir lampshade this when she makes her debut as a hero.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Chloé and her family were already familiar with Zoé before her debut, but there were no hints beforehand that the latter existed. It's directly acknowledged when Marinette's classmates express shock at the revelation that Chloé has a half-sister.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Subverted for Zoé, played straight for Chloé. Zoé just wanted to please her sister until she realized she couldn't keep up that facade anymore, and tries to make peace with Chloé. Chloé on the other hand does everything possible to make Zoé miserable, and is constantly plotting to send her back to New York City.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Zoé is very different from Chloé. She knows this, which is why she tries to act like Chloé in order to be accepted by her.
  • Sixth Ranger: A twofold example. Zoé joins Marinette’s circle of friends at the end “Sole Crusher” while she’s recruited to be the new Bee Miraculous hero in “Queen Banana”.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As Chloé notes, Zoé has inherited their mother's blonde hair and blue eyes.
  • Trauma Button: Zoé is able to emulate Chloé's bitchiness until the latter mentions putting cockroaches in Marinette's locker in order to humiliate her. As Zoé admits to the gang on the Liberty, her former classmates played that very same mean prank on her back in New York.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her spinning top.
  • White Sheep: Much kinder than her mother and half-sister. Since she's not related by blood to her stepfather (who, himself, is not always treated sympathetically), she's definitely the best of her blood relatives that we know of.
  • Wicked Wasps: Averted. While her hero identity is themed around wasps, she's entirely heroic.

    Mylène Haprèle/Polymouse 

Polymouse (Mylène Haprèle)

Akumatized form: Horrificator
"I need to sing my happy song, it always makes me feel better…"
Click here to see her as Polymouse 

Voiced by: Jessie Lambotte (FR), Jessica Gee (EN), Yolanda Gil (SP), Noriko Takaya and Valentina Souza (MEX, rest and episode 4, respectively), Pamella Rodrigues (BP), Alessandra Bellini (ITA), Lisa Braun (GER), Nataša Popović (SER), Suzanne Paalgard (NOR)

A kind girl who is easily scared, but has a big heart and wants to make the city a better place. She is in a relationship with Ivan.

In "Mega Leech", when Ladybug needs help fighting Malediktator, she calls on Mylène to become the new Mouse Miraculous hero, known as Polymouse.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Ivan calls her his "little mouse".
  • Ascended Fangirl: Like most her classmates, she idolizes Ladybug, and later goes on to wield the Mouse Miraculous as Polymouse.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She's a chubby young girl who is also quite adorable and friendly. Ivan likes her enough that they're now in a relationship.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Downplayed. She's a blonde with golden-brown eyes.
  • Daddy's Girl: She's very close with her father, Fred, and is very proud of his acting.
  • Dub Name Change: Her name is changed to "Milena" in the Serbian dub.
  • Face Your Fears: Her arc in her episode is about becoming less of a coward and learning to stand up for herself.
  • Irony: "Mega Leech" reveals that she's scared of mice, yet she later goes on to wield the Mouse Miraculous.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Downplayed on the Hair part. She's a natural blond with some of her braids being colored pink, blue, and green. She's still a sweetheart.
  • Hidden Depths: In her own webisode, Mylène reveals she has an interest in politics and wants to make Paris a better place for the people.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Mylène is practically half Ivan's height. She's also this with her dad, who's tall and lanky.
  • Lovable Coward: Deconstructed. In her spotlight episode, Mylène has shown to be scared by anything she perceives as scary. And while her plight is sympathetic, Chloé makes a valid point that Mylène getting scared too easily is only hampering their class from finishing their project, putting all their grades at risk.
  • Multicolored Hair: Some of the braids in her hair are pink, blue, and green.
  • Nice Girl: She has a cordial personality.
  • Official Couple: With Ivan as of "Stoneheart".
  • Only Sane Man: In "Gigantitan", she asks why Marinette needs an unnecessarily complicated plan to win over Adrien when she could just ask him out. The rest of the girls just laugh. Shockingly, the plan fails.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her natural blonde hair turns pink when she wields the Mouse Miraculous.
  • Relationship Upgrade: At the end of "Stoneheart", her and Ivan.
  • Self-Duplication: As Polymouse, she has the power of multiplication, fighting the micro-Malediktator while Ladybug and co. focus on Mega Leech.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Mylène has romantic affections for the sweet and sensitive Ivan.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her jumprope.

    Rose Lavillant/Pigella 

Pigella (Rose Lavillant)

Akumatized form: Princess Fragrance
"Only love can conquer hate!"
Click here to see her as Pigella. 

Voiced by: Jessie Lambotte (FR), Erin Fitzgerald and Reba Buhr (EN, season 1 and webisodes/season 2 onwards, respectively), Tania Becerra (MEX), Bori Csuha (HUN), Lhays Macêdo and Ana Elena Bittencourt (BP, season 1 and season 2 onwards, respectively), Klára Nováková (CZE), Mariko Honda (J), Anja Orelj (SER), Agnes Fasting (NOR)

A very friendly, innocent and cheerful girl with a heart of gold and endless optimism. She is Juleka's best friend.

In the episode "Guiltrip", she temporarily becomes the holder of the Pig Miraculous, becoming the hero Pigella after Ladybug judges her to be essential in stopping Reflekta and her sentimonster, Guiltrip.

  • All-Loving Hero: Rose has an optimistic, happy attitude and cares for everyone around her, offering any help to them when she can.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Starting in Season 2, the show has piled on extremely blatant subtext that she and Juleka are a couple. Unlike Juleka, however, it's definitely confirmed that she likes guys too (just ask Prince Ali).
  • Ascended Fangirl: Like many of her classmates, she's a huge fan of Ladybug and Cat Noir. In season 4, she joins forces with them to become Pigella.
  • Attack Reflector: Pigella's Tambourine can reflect projectiles by swinging at them.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Inverted. Rose has the shortest hair of her female peers but is the most girly of them all.
  • Celeb Crush: She has a huge one on Prince Ali, and it's the reason she's akumatized.
  • Cheery Pink: Pink is her main color and she's a bright and optimistic girl.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Her high-pitched voice can become very shrill when she is excited, especially as Princess Fragrance.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Latin American dub, Rose's name is Rosita.
  • Flat Character: Has the least amount of character out of the superheroes and doesn't have much personality other than being bubbly and sweet.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Both the wielder and the kwami are named after flowers, Rose and Daizzi (pronounced like "Daisy").
  • Genki Girl: She’s endlessly cheerful and optimistic. It's this positivity that inspires Ladybug to gift her the Miraculous of Jubilation. Even her Transformation Sequence when changing into Pigella is the most energetic one shown so far.
  • Girlish Pigtails: As Pigella, Rose trades out her pixie cut hairstyle for mini twin tails that resemble pig ears.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: See that cheery and pink-wearing girl on the page image? She's the lead singer of a rock band.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Rose is the sweet, cute, and girly flavor of blonde.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Pigella's Miraculous ability is Gift, summoning a gift box that conjures an image of what the target wants the most as a way to cheer them up from their depression. On the surface it seems like a useless power compared to creating anything, absolute destruction, time manipulation, illusion casting, etc. But in a world where stewing in negative emotions can result in becoming a super villain or the creation of a rampaging monster, encouraging positivity and reminding people about what they love is perfect to combat Hawk Moth and his akumatized minions. When used on Reflekta, Reflekta allows herself to be purified without a fight.
  • High-Class Gloves: She wears a pair of long white gloves as Pigella.
  • Humble Hero: At least, in comparison to other temporary Miraculous holders. After completing her job as Pigella in "Guiltrip", Rose sneaks off to detransform so she can comfort Juleka, then covertly slips the Miraculous back to Ladybug under the guise of thanking her for saving Juleka, all without any prompting. This is a stark contrast to other Miraculous holders, who Ladybug will usually take aside to recover the Miraculous formally (and in some cases, like with Chloé or even Alya, she had to convince them to do so).
  • Ill Girl: Rose suffers from some sort of chronic disease that gives her intense headaches, and requires regular trips to the hospital in order to keep it under control. She kept this a secret because she knew her friends would start giving her special treatment if they found out.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: While not the only blue-eyed character, her eyes are especially large and baby-blue. She's shown to be an innocent romantic.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: She is the light to Juleka's dark. Rose is sweet and bubbly. Even her outfit has cute angel wings! Note how it is inverted in their respective akumatized forms: Juleka gets a bright and colorful Rose-ish look whereas Rose gets an elegant dark/gothic (and more "Julekan") look. Looks like each of them secretly wants to be the other one, hence their friendship.
  • Lady Ella: Her superhero identity is Pigella, a cutesy pig-themed ballet dancer.
  • Light Is Good: Wears bright clothing like Chloé but unlike her schoolmate, Rose is a total sweetheart.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name "Rose" reflects both her signature color (as it's French for "pink") and romantic personality. Furthermore, reverse her name order and "Lavillant Rose" sounds like "la vie en rose", a French idiom roughly equivalent to "rose-colored glasses", befitting her irrepressible optimism.
  • Nice Girl: Seems to be the sweetest, kindest, and most naive student in the class.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Rose's unflinching idealism has backfired on her at times.
    • In "Timebreaker", she tries to help Timebreaker after she falls and fakes being injured. Rose gets her energy stolen and is erased from existence for her efforts. Fortunately, Ladybug is around to save the day and bring her back.
    • In "Zombizou", she leaves the safety of the bus to save Chloé from the mob of love zombies, only to be infected herself.
  • Only Sane Man: In "Gigantitan", if her facial expression is any indication, she is the only one in Operation: Secret Garden that sees there is something wrong with having somebody codenamed "Rose" even if she can't quite put her finger on the problem.
  • Pink Heroine: Her superhero uniform is prominently pink, to match her civilian self's favorite color.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Due to the show's Limited Wardrobe animation, Rose is always seen wearing an all-pink outfit. She also wants to change the classroom's wooden chairs for cute pink sofas. Appropriately, "rose" in French also means "pink" in addition to the flower.
  • The Pollyanna: No matter what happens to her, she hardly ever drops her eternally sunny disposition. It's this eternal optimism that earns her the Pig Miraculous, when she's able to shake off Guiltrip's depression bubbles through sheer positivity.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Subtly; as Pigella, her hair is a brighter shade of blonde than normal.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Downplayed; She rocks a pixie cut in her civilian outfit, but the Pig Miraculous gives her prominent bangs as well as Girlish Pigtails.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The bubbly, excited red to Juleka’s shy, fragile blue.
  • Running on the Spot: She does this briefly at the beginning of her transformation.
  • Shipper on Deck: A few season two episodes show her supporting Marinette's crush on Adrien.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: Uses her best death metal growl as the vocalist for Kitty Section. Of course, her best is still higher-pitched than the normal speaking voices of some of the other girls, but it's still a far cry from her own speaking voice.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Why does Rose have such a huge crush on Prince Ali? Because he has a heart of gold.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She is the most idealistic student in the class, so it's easy to see why she would get so swept away with the idea of Prince Ali.
  • Tutu Fancy: Her hero outfit incorporates a frilly pink tutu into the design.
  • Visual Pun:
    • The Pig Miraculous is an anklet with five pearls on it, a nod towards the phrase "pearls before swine".
    • As Pigella, she wears her hair in a pair of pigtails.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her tambourine.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Practically textbook, and the other half of the equation that gets her akumatized since she apparently thinks she can trust Chloé to deliver her love letter to Prince Ali. She's crushed when Chloé tears the letter up in front of her.
  • Your Heart's Desire: Non-villainous example. Pigella's Miraculous ability, Gift, allows her to know exactly what the target's most heartfelt desire is, gifting them with joy and hope by reminding them of said desire.

    Juleka Couffaine/Purple Tigress 

Purple Tigress (Juleka Couffaine)

Akumatized form: Reflekta
"Uh, you know... um, I don't, you know."
Click here to see her as Purple Tigress 

Voiced by: Marie Nonnenmacher (FR), Erin Fitzgerald and Reba Buhr (EN, season 1 and webisodes/season 2 onwards, respectively) (EN), Gema Carballedo (ES), Alondra Hidalgo and Noriko Takaya (MEX, rest and episode 4/7, respectively), Dikla Hadar/דקלה הדר (HEB), Kitty Kántor (HUN), Erika Menezes (BP), Barbara Sacchelli (ITA), Daniela Molina (GER), Marija Ognjenović (SER), Suzanne Paalgard (NOR)

A shy girl who has trouble expressing herself and standing out from the crowd. She is Luka's younger twin sister and Rose's best friend.

When her parents fighting causes them to be reakumatized in "Crocoduel", Juleka is chosen to wield the Tiger Miraculous as the heroine Purple Tigress.

  • Admiring the Abomination: While the rest of her classmates are running away in fear, Juleka has only this to say about Horrificator: "Awesome.". It's the first indication that Horrificator shrinks in the face of fearlessness.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Subverted. She's the tallest of the girls in the class, has a quiet, introverted demeanor, and has very long dark hair and pale skin. However, she's quite a shy and awkward (albeit kind) person.
  • Ambiguously Gay:
    • Starting in Season 2, the show has piled on extremely blatant subtext that she and Rose are a couple.
    • The ambiguousness is turned Up to Eleven in "Reflekdoll", when Rose gives Juleka a kiss on the cheek, causing her to smile... which is then later counteracted by Reflekta calling Rose her "BFF" and trying to zap her so they can be "like twin sisters".
  • Badass Bystander: If her quote to Befana: "Marinette is cool, so don't touch her." is a clue.
  • Band of Relatives: She is the bassist for Kitty Section, while her brother Luka plays guitar in the band. In the group's first appearance, both Couffaine siblings played guitar.
  • Battle Bolas: Juleka's Miraculous form, Purple Tigress uses a Bolas.
  • Break the Cutie: In "Reflekta", after Chloé and Sabrina pulled a nasty trick on her during Picture Day. She's so distraught that not only she refuses Rose's support, but she also runs to the park to cry alone after declaring herself invisible. Also happens in "Guiltrip" when Juleka becomes overwhelmed after learning that Rose had to be taken to a hospital due to her illness. That news was enough to make her run out of the cafeteria and hide in the boiler room while in tears after Marinette made a joke about the nicknames Rose use.
  • Cry Cute: After Chloé and Sabrina lock her in the bathroom during Picture Day in "Reflekta". Happens again after finding out that Rose got taken to a hospital in "Guiltrip".
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Juleka is quiet, prefers to dress in black clothing, and is a Nice Girl.
  • Emo Teen: She's shy, insecure and prone to tearful sulking when she's upset.
  • Family Theme Naming: Like her mother and brother, her name ends in "-ka".
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears black fingerless lace gloves that have a diamond pattern design and end halfway up the forearm.
  • Flanderization: Believe it or not this is actually an Inverted example. In the original French version, Juleka's dialogues are sometimes purposely made impossible to understand, while the English dub makes what she says clearly understandable. According to Thomas Astruc, this modification ruins the character, but the English dub in Season 4 has most of her dialogue become unintelligible grunts that her friends can understand but the audience can only barely comprehend.
  • Freak Out: Poor Juleka ends up having a panic attack in "Reflekdoll", due to how nervous she is to for the public photo-shoot.
  • Goth: Her fashion style.
  • Hidden Depths: "Reflekdoll" reveals that despite her shy nature, Juleka wants to become a model someday.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Tallest female student at Collège Françoise Dupont, and taller than most male ones. The retcon about her age retroactively explains her height: she's older than all of her classmates.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Dark feminine to her friend Rose's light. While Juleka is not particularly "devilish", she's still the introverted and aloof of the duo, and favors darker, gothic clothing. Note how it is inverted in their respective akumatized forms: Juleka gets a bright and colorful Rose-ish look whereas Rose gets an elegant dark/gothic (and more "Julekan") look. Looks like each of them secretly wants to be the other one, hence their friendship.
  • Like Mother, Unlike Daughter: Her mother Anarka is a headstrong and outgoing woman, the polar opposite of Juleka's shy and soft-spoken personality.
  • Megaton Punch: The Tiger Miraculous gives the wielder the power of "Exaltation": They can turn their feelings into strength for a single blow, the special attack "Clout". In this case, Purple Tigress channels all of her fury at her parents' bickering into a punch that knocks Captain Hardrock's galleon clean into the sky, taking Guitar Villain and Fang with it.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has long dark hair with purple streaks.
  • Nerves of Steel: At least when it comes to fear. Juleka is very shy, but she doesn't get scared easy, which helps Ladybug save everyone from Horrificator and keeps her from getting akumatized when Hawk Moth tries to terrify the city in "Catalyst".
  • Nice Girl: A soft-spoken, timid girl who likes to be friends with everyone.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She is actually amazed by Mylène being turned into Horrificator, simply saying "Awesome." when seeing her. She also said that Ivan's transformation into Stoneheart was "so cool".
  • Panthera Awesome: Juleka is given the Tiger Miraculous in "Crocoduel", becoming "Purple Tigress".
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Has long bangs that cover one of her eyes, to indicate her goth personality and shyness.
  • Perky Goth: Downplayed; her fashion style is Goth, and her personality is a blend of shy and awkward with a kind side.
  • Punny Name: Her last name sounds like "coffin". Appearance-wise, she's a goth. This might be an accidental pun for English viewers as her name stays unchanged from the French version where the pun is more obvious, refering to "acouphène" (French word for "tinnitus"). The French pun less straightforwardly evokes the character, though it keeps being accurate due to the fact Juleka is part of a band and tends to mumble, so that her voice sometimes sounds like a sort of tinnitus. Probably explains why the other members of her family's firstnames also end in "a" to keep the pun.
  • The Quiet One: Shares this role with Nathaniel. Juleka is exceedingly shy and has trouble voicing out her concerns. As Purple Tigress, she speaks more normally, and Reflekta is outright chatty by comparison.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has long hair that reaches to her waist.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The timid, diffident blue to Rose's outgoing, hyperactive red.
  • Retcon: She was originally stated to be two years younger than Luka, but as of season 4, they are now twins, with Juleka still attending Collège Françoise Dupont because she failed and had to repeat a year.
  • The Rock Star: She's one of the two guitarists of the band "Kitty Section", and practices guitar during Art Class.
  • Shrinking Violet: Is stated to be shy and seems to have trouble telling Marinette her complaints while the latter is running for class president.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Despite normally being so quiet, she can be pushed into loud outbursts, usually when someone repeatedly complains that they cannot hear her. Such an outburst managed to impress Roaar when they first meet.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her bolas.

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    Fei Wu/Renren 

Renren (Fei Wu)

Voiced by: Geneviève Doang (FR), Xanthe Huynh (EN)

A girl from Shanghai. After the passing of her adoptive father and master, Wu, she was entrusted with guarding a powerful secret beneath the city.

In the Miraculous World special "Shanghai - The Legend of Lady Dragon", she meets Marinette and she teams up with Ladybug and Cat Noir to protect the Dragon Cave from Hawk Moth, soon leading to her wielding the Prodigious.

  • Action Girl: She's so good at kung fu that she knocks Lian, Kang, and Jiao down by pulling her strikes so they just recoil from surprise and fall down rather than actually hitting them.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Marinette comes to see her as an older sister figure and attempts to call her jiejie, but mispronounces it much to everyone's amusement.
  • All Chinese People Know Kung-Fu: She is Chinese, though she was actually trained in kung fu by her sifu (and adoptive father) to explain her expertise succinctly.
  • Animorphism: The power granted by the Prodigious is the ability to transform into the animal that each of the renlings represent.
  • Anti-Hero: Fei doesn't like stealing, but she feels she had no choice if she wants to get the name of her father's killers out of Cash. She still helps people without personal gain, though.
  • Artful Dodger: Fei is a street-smart thief and pickpocket. She is the one who steals Marinette's bag and at first only helps Marinette in hopes of getting a large amount of money to her fence, for information to help her get revenge on whoever killed her father.
  • Breath Weapon: Her dragon form can shoot lightning from her mouth.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a baby, she was adopted by Wu and was raised to protect the Prodigious from those that would misuse it. However, Wu would be killed when his school was attacked by their enemies, leaving Fei orphaned once more. Now she prowls the streets of Shanghai as an Artful Dodger, pickpocketing people and fencing their stolen valuables to get information from the black market clients that employ her. As a result, she's forsaken her father's teachings... until she meets Ladybug and Cat Noir.
  • Dirt Forcefield: Despite being an orphan who lives in an abandoned school ruined from a fire and driven to pickpocketing, Fei looks completely immaculate throughout "Shanghai - The Legend of Lady Dragon" with clothes in as good shape as Marinette's and she even seems to be wearing more blush than her. The worst her appearance suffers throughout the special is Your Makeup Is Running.
  • Dragons Up the Yin Yang: She's a Chinese superheroine whose ultimate form is a dragon.
  • Elemental Powers: Her dragon form grants the ability to control elements of the storm: lightning, wind and water. Unlike Ryuko, who becomes those elements, Renren can command existing sources of those elements (or breathe them, in the case of lightning) for much larger attacks.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed - Fei is a skilled martial artist who's not afraid to use it when she has to, and driven for Revenge against the one who killed her adoptive father...but her hair is actually black (with one pink streak)and only becomes a bright vibrant red after she transforms into Renren, which requires her to let go from her Revenge to fully use its power.
  • Foil: To Marinette. Character design-wise, they wear similar clothing — a black cardigan and a white shirt, and instead of pink pants, Fei wears red pants.
  • Happily Adopted: As a baby, she was adopted by her late shifu, Wu, and she wanted nothing more than avenge his death until realizing doing so was against what her adoptive father taught her.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Marinette's Oblivious Guilt Slinging and subsequent shock that Fei deceived her wears on Fei throughout the Shanghai special - up until Fei's failure to transform into a dragon because Revenge Is Not Justice causes her shame over her failure to live up to her adoptive father's teachings to come to the fore so she leaves and states she is unworthy of wielding the Prodigious. It takes Ladybug assuring her otherwise to put her back in action.
  • Magical Guide: Two-fold; the Prodigious comes with the Renlings, who only she can see, that can guide her on the virtues she needs to access their powers. When she puts her jade bracelet back on, Mei Shi appears in a renling-like form, visible to everyone, and states his work with her isn't finished.
  • Martial Pacifist: Befitting her kung-fu training, Fei has no compulsion against using her fists she sees it as needed but she clearly prefers just running away whenever she has a chance to instead. When Lian, Kang, and Jiao accost her for pickpocketing, she knocks them down by surprising them as her strikes barely miss them instead of actively hitting them for trying to stop a crime.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Rénrén means a person who carries a responsibility, befitting Fei having the responsibility of guarding the Dragon Cave, the Prodigious, and protecting Shanghai.
    • Her name is a homonym in pinyin for Rénrén means "everyone", seeing that she's the protector of Shanghai and is the human part of the Prodigious.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair is predominantly black, but she has a pink streak running it.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: When transformed into Renren, her hair becomes bright red.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Her transformation into Renren lengthens her ponytail to be long enough to go down to her butt.
  • Psychoactive Powers: The forms she can take are limited by her ability to realize the virtues each renling represents. To access her dragon form, she needs to be in a state of mind for justice, something her desire for vengeance initially keeps her achieving.
  • Revenge: She wants Revenge on the people that killed her adopted father, which was against his teachings. In the end, she abandons this path because Revenge Is Not Justice and she was unable to transform into a dragon until she lets go of it.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Renren makes full use of her different forms by sometimes transforming into a smaller one to slip through tight spaces or dodge attacks that were aimed at a much larger form.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She's a good bit less girly at a glance than Marinette due to knowing kung-fu, and does up her hair in a ponytail.
  • Transformation Trinket: Her Prodigious is a necklace that allows her to become Renren. Unlike a Miraculous, she can transform at will without speaking an invocation.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: When Fei is crying in one scene, her tears smudge her mascara.

    Hou Wang 

Hou Wang

A Chinese superhero.

  • Bilingual Bonus: In the Shanghai special, he isn't named directly, but the labels for his action figures at the toy stand read in Chinese "Hou Wang Qishi Yuan", translating to "Monkey King (for) 70 Yuan".
  • The Cameo: Action figures of him are seen being sold at the toy stand in the Shanghai special.
  • Hero of Another Story: It's implied that he's an active Chinese superhero, but wherever he was during Yan Woshi's attack on Shanghai is unknown.
  • One Steve Limit: Hou Wang (猴王) directly translates to "Monkey King", similar to the Miraculous user King Monkey. Both are based on the Monkey King from Journey to the West.
  • Shout-Out: To Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, from the Chinese literary classic Journey to the West.

The Order of the Guardians


The Order of the Guardians is a group of guardians who protect and deliver Miraculouses, inhabiting a temple where the inactive Miraculouses were kept.

  • Back from the Brink: The sentimonster Feast consumed all of them save for Fu, who hid the Miraculous for over a hundred years on his lonesome. Ladybug and Cat Noir defeating Feast freed them all, rebirthing the Order into modern times.
  • Big Good: The Order of the Guardians are the highest authority when it comes to the Miraculous, being the order meant to protect and distribute them.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: All guardians are trained in the art of Mirakung Fu, a form of martial arts made to fight miraculous wielders and only miraculous wielders. When Su-Han is faced against an akumatized Fu, he is quick to run from that fight.
  • Good Is Not Nice: The Order of the Guardians are the authority of all things miraculous, and since the miraculous were created specifically for heroism, this is a given. However, they are an ancient order with ancient rules and uncompromising traditions that can rub a lot of modern day people the wrong way. Master Fu was inducted into the order against his will at a very young age and they have very strict rules in regards to what the kwamis and the heroes that wield are allowed to do.
  • Hypocrite: Su-Han implies that one of the rules they have about the miraculous is that only adults are allowed to use them as kids and teenagers are much less able to wield them. With that said, it is implied that all of their members are forcibly inducted into their ranks as children, Fu having been taken from his family as a child.
  • Sparse List of Rules: The Order runs on a list of at least 133 rules in regards to the miraculous, including:
    • Kwamis aren't allowed to live outside of the Miracle Box.
    • Guardians aren't allowed to lose a Miraculous.
    • A Guardian isn't ever allowed to wear a Miraculous, no matter the situation.
    • No involving civilians in a fight.
  • Warrior Monk: The Guardians are an order of monks set in Tibet and are adept in martial arts.

    Master Wang Fu/Jade Turtle 

Akumatized form: Furious Fu

Voiced by: Gilbert Levy (FR), Paul St. Peter (EN), Oscar Rangel (MEX), Sa'ar Badishi/סער בדישי (HEB), Lajos Csuha (HUN), Mário Monjardim and Júlio Chaves (BP season 1 and season 2 onwards, respectively), Ambrogio Colombo (ITA), Michael Pan (GER), Branislav Platiša (SER)

The keeper of the Miraculous and holder of the turtle bracelet. When he uses the Turtle Miraculous, he transforms into the superhero Jade Turtle.

  • Amnesiac Resonance: After relinquishing the Miraculous Box to Ladybug, along with his memories of his time as a Guardian, Marinette takes him to a train out of the country where he meets up with Marianne. Fu immediately gets a Crush Filter and declares that even though he just met her (or so he thinks), he feels as if he has known her for an eternity.
  • Asian Speekee Engrish: In the French dub, Fu has a raspier voice and a more pronounced Chinese accent.
  • Beginner's Luck: Fu had barely started his training as a guardian before he became the Last of His Kind, and several decades later, he had to choose heroes to stop Hawk Moth. Despite that, he understood the fundamental nature of heroism enough that he chose really well. Of course, luck (in the form of Tikki) is on his side...
  • Big Good: As the Guardian of the Miraculous, it is Fu's job to oversee the protection of the Miraculous and make sure that they don't end up in the wrong hands.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Because he thinks the heroes can't possibly defeat Feast, and because he doesn't want them to risk their lives fixing his mistake, he covertly takes back their Miraculouses.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Ironically, by fleeing the site of his greatest shame and moving to another continent, Fu brought himself into the very city that Hawk Moth would later prey on.
  • Catchphrase: Whenever he gives more Miraculous to Marinette to lend out to other heroes, he says, "Marinette Dupain-Cheng, pick an ally you can trust to fight alongside you on this mission. Choose wisely. Such powers are meant to serve the greater good. Once the mission is over, you must retrieve the Miraculous from them."
  • The Chooser of The One: He possesses seventeen of the nineteen Miraculous, the peacock and butterfly brooches being the exception. He covertly gave Marinette and Adrien their Miraculous. He normally lets Marinette hand out other Miraculous temporarily, but when she's captured by Party Crasher, he gives the Monkey Miraculous to Kim, who had caught him when he lost his balance earlier in the episode.
  • *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": A Running Gag has his back give out every time he tries to transform into Jade Turtle, preventing him from doing so. Until the Season 3 finale, where we finally get to see him in action for the first (and last) time.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: "The Collector" hints at this, and "Feast" gives full details — he made a "mistake" that led to the destruction of his temple. Specifically, he accidentally created a Sentimonster who eats Miraculous, and this Sentimonster destroyed the temple and all of the existing known Miraculous except the box of nineteen that Fu managed to spirit away.
  • Death Seeker: During his Heroic BSoD in "Feast", he loses hope that anything other than death can make up for his sins.
  • Disney Death: In the season 3 finale, he initially appears to be dead after he gives up his Guardianship to Ladybug and his Shellter is shattered by Hawk Moth's Sentimonster. Turns out he is alive, but he did lose all his memories of his former role in the process.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: When Master Fu relinquishes his duties as guardian in "Miracle Queen", he suffers from amnesia of most events in his life, including all memories associated with the Miraculouses like of Marinette and Marianne. Combined with his advanced age, this brings to mind degenerative conditions suffered by those of advanced age like senile dementia.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Has been in the background of the episodes "Antibug", "Animan", and "The Gamer" before properly being introduced in "Princess Fragrance" and his role being explained in the two origins episodes.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: As Hawk Moth is aware that Marianne knows the Guardian, she cannot be with Fu until he's been dealt with accordingly. Or at least, not until Fu ceases to be relevant.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In the season 3 finale, he transfers the Guardianship to Ladybug, sacrificing his memories of his role in the process.
  • Last of His Kind: Fu is the last vestige of the Order of the Guardians, or at least he was...
  • Literal-Minded: Inverted. In "Syren", he tries deciphering the ingredients to the transformation potions for the kwamis, seeing every written description as metaphor. Because of this, he never thought to use a literal "tear of joy".
  • Meaningful Name: The most common character used for Fu's name (傅) translates to "teacher" or "mentor." It can also be interpreted to mean "good fortune" and "happiness" (福).
  • The Medic: "Princess Fragrance" reveals that he can heal sick and injured kwami, and his dialogue seems to imply it's an ability of his Miraculous. note 
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Downplayed. While he doesn't actually die, season 3 ends with him wiping his own memories to make Ladybug the new Guardian, achieving mostly the same narrative effect.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Though not necessarily tiny, Fu is shorter than middle schoolers Marinette and Adrien.
  • My Greatest Failure:
    • Implied. Judging by a conversation between him and Wayzz concerning his choice of Marinette and Adrien, Fu had made a mistake involving a new Miraculous holder once, and he hopes for that to never happen again. It's inferred to have something to do with the Butterfly and/or Peacock Miraculous, both of which are owned by Hawk Moth.
    • "The Collector" hints at his mistake, and "Feast" reveals what happened in full: he was an acolyte of an order called the Guardians, until he was tasked with guarding a Miracle Box for 24 hours without any food. Frustrated with his duties and extremely hungry, he used the peacock miraculous to create a sentimonster to get him something to eat. Unfortunately his resentment towards the miraculous made it devour them instead and eventually destroy the whole temple, and while escaping the destruction he lost both the butterfly and peacock miraculous.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Subverted. He tries to transform so he can fight Feast alongside Ladybug and Cat Noir, but it doesn't work. They reassure him that supporting them from the sidelines is enough.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: He can create potions which grant the kwamis additional powers. So far, we know he can create at least seven, which he gives to Marinette and Adrien.
  • Nice Hat: As Jade Turtle, he wears his shield on his head in a manner resembling an eastern rice hat.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His character design strongly resembles Pat Morita's Mr. Miyagi character from The Karate Kid franchise.
  • Obfuscating Disability: Master Fu is far more spry than he acts when testing Marinette and Adrien.
  • Properly Paranoid: He lives under an alias, stating that you can never be too careful. Given that Hawk Moth is actively searching for him, this proves to be a wise precaution. It especially rings true when someone close to him gets akumatized and immediately starts to spill the beans (all on her own - Hawk Moth didn't even know she knew anything strategically important). Thankfully, she didn't know enough to truly endanger him. (It also lets you know just how dedicated he is to taking zero chances - for his true name to be a total dead end, he'd have to have been living under the assumed name for most of his time in Paris, even long before Hawk Moth, or there'd be knowledge of a "Wang Fu" who disappeared when Hawk Moth appeared, or when the Butterfly and Peacock Miraculous were lost, or some other time you'd expect a Guardian of the Miraculous to need to vanish. Instead, Wang Fu just doesn't exist.) Also, he insists that Alya and Nino only be loaned the Fox and Turtle Miraculous as needed, and they must be returned to him after each mission. You'd probably think it'd be okay if they held on to them full-time... until "Oblivio", that is.
  • Put on a Bus: Well, Put on a Train, but even so. He formally gives up being the Guardian of the Miracle Box during "Miracle Queen" and entrusts the care of the Miraculouses to Ladybug. This, however, costs him his memories, since when a Guardian renounces their position, their memories are erased to keep the secret alive. After this, he leaves the country on a train with Marianne.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's 186 years old, but looks like a regular old man. How he's lived so long isn't explained. According to Word of God, his longevity is tied to his lifestyle rather than his Miraculous.
  • Refusal of the Call: "Feast" reveals that he didn't willingly join the Order of the Guardians; he was forced to by his parents. His resentment of the Order bled into a sentimonster he accidentally created while trying to get some food during a training exercise, causing the destruction of the Order.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Has broken quite a few of the Guardians' rules to ensure Paris is kept safe from someone like Hawk Moth.
  • Secret-Keeper: As the one who chose Marinette and Adrien to wield the Miraculouses, he is one of the only ones who knows their true identities.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Although he was the one who gave Marinette and Adrien their kwamis, he kept to the shadows for the beginning of their career. He reveals himself to Marinette in "Volpina" and to Adrien in "Syren".
  • Secret Test of Character: Master Fu pretends to be feeble in front of Marinette and Adrien, both of whom rush to his aid unprompted. This convinces him that they deserve the power of the Miraculous.
  • Shipper on Deck: He states in "Origins" that Marinette and Adrien are "meant for each other".
  • Shout-Out:
  • So Proud of You: Towards Marinette and Adrien after he sees how the two have already changed after the first times with their respective Miraculous in the Origins episode.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: As Hawk Moth is aware that Marianne knows the Guardian, Fu cannot be with her until he's been dealt with accordingly.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: Zigzagged.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Season 4 retroactively reveals that as a guardian he had violated their many rules and conditions (Guardians are not allowed to use the Miraculouses, only adults are allowed to use them, no involving civilians, etc.), but there is no mistake that the decisions he made were for the greater good. This is best emphasized with how he chose Marinette and Adrien, having chosen them when they proved to be compassionate and selfless, rather than anything grander or more pragmatic.
  • Transformation Trinket: His bracelet is his Miraculous.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While creating a sentimonster to steal some food, he inadvertently projected all of his resentment towards the Miraculouses and their guardians into it. This would cascade into not only into the temple's destruction, but the rise of Hawk Moth many years later.
  • Wise Old Turtle: The Guardian of the Miraculous and the closest thing Marinette and Adrien have to a mentor. He's an elderly Chinese man who — fittingly — wields the Turtle Miraculous.

Voiced by: Francisco Júnior (BP), Kaiji Tang (EN), Gauthier Battoue (FR)

A Celestial Guardian of the Miraculous. He is a traditionalist and disapproves of Marinette.

  • Back from the Dead: He was one of the Guardians who was eaten by Feast 172 years ago and was restored after its defeat.
  • Badass Normal: Despite not using any Miraculous, he is still able to hold his own in combat against Ladybug and Cat Noir - as he puts it, Guardians are trained to be able to overpower Miraculous holders in case they go rogue. Later, he also gives Furious Fu a really good fight.
  • Bald of Awesome: He's a badass monk who can fight Ladybug and Cat Noir to a standstill and doesn't have a hair on his head.
  • Calling Your Attacks: When using his Mirakung Fu he has a habit of calling out his moves, move-names including "Stream of Justice Blows Right Down, Murders the Enemy-Armies".
  • Control Freak: His biggest priority is whether or not the rules that the Guardians follow are being followed and blames any inadequacies Fu and Marinette have on their lack of discipline and justifying his Lack of Empathy on this.
  • Dirty Coward: Played with. He is not against attacking Ladybug and Cat Noir to retrieve their miraculous and the Miracle Box and assaulting an elderly and amnesiac Fu for his walking cane, but the moment Furious Fu appears, he is quick to run and hide while berating Ladybug and Cat Noir for their form from a safe distance while they deal with the aftermath of his apathetic actions. Eventually he does intervene and gives Furious Fu a good fight, though he ends up losing as he implied before that his training was just to deal with Miraculous holders not supervillains.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He had many insulting names for Fu when he was his student for not meeting his standards such as Cry-Baby and Pigeon-Legs, which he still continues to call him as an adult. Even at the end of the episode where he gains more respect for his old student does he have to remember to call him by his name.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • Wrath. For a monk, he is quick to anger and is quick to insult, berate or threaten anyone who violates his code or disrespects his authority in any way to the point where it gets Shadow Moth's attention. He at least has some level of awareness of his anger as a problem, as the moment he sees an akuma coming for him, he centers himself by saying "Anger is mine, but I am not my anger.", calming himself and driving it away.
      Su-Han: If I still had my staff, I would hunt you down in no time!
    • His Lack of Empathy. As a high ranking Guardian, his purpose in life is to watch over everything Miraculous-related for the greater good of the world. When it comes with dealing with social interactions or more immediate threats, he can be rather tactless and suffers from Theory Tunnel Vision just to maintain the high ground. When he's told about Shadow Moth and how Ladybug and Cat Noir have been doing fairly well for themselves, all Su-Han cares about is how Fu and Marinette aren't following the Order's rules and that there is someone out there more qualified to use their miraculous. This comes to its logical conclusion when Ladybug calls him out for expecting them to fix the mess his tactless behavior caused (getting Fu akumatized) and refusing to do anything himself (since he is only trained to fight Miraculous users).
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: He's been effectively dead for over a century and a half, and it shows. Su-Han is thrown off by modern developments like television and cellphones.
  • Good Is Not Nice: His goal is to protect the world from the dangers of the Miraculous. In this duty, he has no problem fighting children and mugging Master Fu for his staff.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's extremely rude and aggressive towards Marinette, but he's completely justified in being worried about the fate of Paris riding on the backs of two teenagers. He also holds Fu in utter contempt, which is harsh in light of how the man still managed to protect the Miraculous by himself for over a hundred years without much in the way of training or resources - but he wasn't even aware that was the case until Marinette told him so Su-Han was still mostly stuck on his previous impression that Fu was just the young Guardian initiate whose weakness created a Sentimonster that destroyed his entire order for over a hundred years (and handed the most powerful Miraculous to untrained teenagers to further fuel his bias).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is crotchety and dismissive of both Marinette and Master Fu, but Marinette ultimately does win him over and he admits that her methods work.
  • Just a Kid: He is dismissive of Marinette as Ladybug due to her youth. He eases up after she and Cat Noir defeat Furious Fu.
  • Koan: He tends to say these ad nauseum to the point of whether or not you can't be certain if they mean anything.
    Su-Han: The claws of the hungry cat, powerless against the milkman's iron pole!
  • No-Sell: In his debut episode, he sees an akuma coming after him and uses some Guardian magic to drive it off before it can corrupt him.
  • Secret-Keeper: He uses his staff to track down the Miracle Box and learns Ladybug's secret identity in the process.
  • Warrior Monk: He is trained in Mirakung Fu, a martial art designed to fight against rogue miraculous-users.
  • Would Harm a Senior: When Ladybug and Cat Noir steal his staff, he mugs the 186-year-old Fu (knocking down Marianne as well) to take his cane so he can track them down.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He shows no qualms about engaging in a fight with the teenaged Ladybug and Cat Noir.

    Native American Box Guardian
Voiced by: Grant George (EN)

A member of the Order of the Guardians who is keeping watch over another Miracle Box.


The late guardian of the Dragon Cave in Shanghai, safeguarding the Prodigious. He was killed when his enemies attacked his school, leaving his adoptive daughter Fei as his successor.


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