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All heroic characters chosen to wield a Miraculous. Though there have been hundreds across time, the only ones in the present day are centered in Paris.
  • 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 — "Pollen, buzz on!"
    • For Bunnyx — "Fluff, clockwise!"
    • For Ryuko — "Longg, bring the storm!"
    • For King Monkey — “Xuppu, showtime!”
    • For Viperion and Aspik — "Sass, scales slither!"
    • For Pegasus — “Kaalki, full gallop!”
    • For Multimouse — "Mullo, get squeaky!"
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • For Ladybug and Mister Bug — "Lucky Charm!"
    • For Cat Noir and Lady Noir — "Cataclysm!"
    • For Rena Rouge — "Mirage!"
    • For Carapace — "Shellter!"
    • For Queen Bee — "Venom!"
    • For Bunnyx — "Burrow!"
    • For Viperion and Aspik — "Second Chance!"
    • For Ryuko (who has three):
      • "Wind Dragon!"
      • "Water Dragon!"
    • For King Monkey — “Uproar!”
    • For Pegasus — “Voyage!”
    • For Multimouse — "Multitude!"
  • 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, to ever happen.
  • Fantastic Recruitment Drive: The Order of Guardians used to do this...before they got eaten.
  • 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 means "black cat" in French.
      • Mister Bug - a play on Ladybug's name when Adrien wields the Ladybug Miraculous.
    • Rena Rouge - "Rena Rouge" means "red fox" in French.
    • Carapace - a carapace is the upper hard shell of a turtle or tortoise.
    • Queen Bee - a queen bee is the leader of a bee hive.
    • Bunnyx - a cross between "bunny" and her civilian name.
    • Viperion - Hybrid of the words "Viper" and "Hyperion".
    • Pegasus - The famous flying horse.
    • King Monkey - Straightforward enough, but brings to mind Sun Wukong.
    • Ryuko - Japanese for "Dragon Child(female)".
    • Multimouse - "Mouse" is pretty obvious but "multi" refers to the Miraculous' Self-Duplication powers and the fact that Marinette and her clones use multiple Miraculous.
  • 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. As well as this, Miraculous holders can be pushed to the point of exhaustion.
    • Some of the vulnerabilities of Miraculous holders 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.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: "Queen Wasp" showed that not even Miraculous holders are immune from Akumatization. If Hawk Moth akumatize them when they have their Miraculouses actived, they will be granted a powered-up version of their main power they can use at will without dropping their transformation, which is demonstrates by Queen Wasp's wasp swarm that can paralyze multiple targets and Cat Blanc's infinite power of destruction.

Paris' Champions

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Adrien: Like you said, we can't lose hope. People are relying on us.
Marinette: But our team crumbled.
Adrien: 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.
  • Animal Motifs: Played for Laughs and downplayed. During their separate Imagine Spots, they both want to adopt a hamster.
  • 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 teen model and idol of Paris Adrien Agreste and Adrien/Cat Noir has a crush on teen superhero and idol of Paris Ladybug. However, neither of their crushes are due to the fame of the other, but rather due to other non-physical attributes such as kindness and goodness (Marinette to Adrien) or confidence and competence in the face of danger (Cat Noir to Ladybug). Lots of others around them probably see it as a standard Celeb Crush though.
  • Character Shilling: Both have this in different tones.
    • Marinette, even if somewhat prone to panicking and bumbling, is very loved by her family and friends and they're always praising her good qualities. As Ladybug, it's unnecessary to say that almost the whole city idolizes her.
    • Adrien is his dad's prized model and the face of many products and marketing in Paris. Ask his tons and tons of devoted fans. Somewhat downplayed as Cat Noir, since while he's still appreciated as one of Paris' heroes, many people easily treat him somewhat as Ladybug's office boy/assistant.
  • The Chosen One: After putting the two through a Secret Test of Character at different times, Master Fu decided that they were the right holders of the ladybug (Marinette) and cat (Adrien) miraculouses.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: More like accessories than clothes, but Marinette's earrings and Adrien's ring transform them into their respective superhero persona.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: And Girl, but both are Zigzagged. For Marinette, she is smitten with Adrien but he only sees her as a good friend. On the other hand, Cat Noir (Adrien) is in love with Ladybug (Marinette), but she assumes his flirting isn't serious and while occasionally annoyed by his antics, she does care for him. In other words, their feelings for one another are returned...kind of.
  • 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. At 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.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: The two are forced to switch their respective Miraculous pieces in "Reflekdoll", resulting in Mister Bug and Lady Noire fighting the titular akuma.
  • 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 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.
  • 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).
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Both Marinette and Adrien smile during their transformations into Ladybug and Cat Noir, respectively. So, when either one is not smiling during the transformation it means they are genuinely distressed and/or saddened about something.
  • Opposites Attract: Downplayed. In a literal sense — Ladybug: A symbol for good luck. Cat Noir: A symbol for bad luck. But, other than that, they have a lot of similarities with each other.
  • Rain Of Romance: Marinette's epic crush on Adrien is born when he lends her an umbrella in the rain.
  • 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.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: They have that dynamics sometimes, mostly on season one. Ladybug can comes 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 made her ignore a good advice, what Cat Noir surely points. On season 3's Gamer 2.0, the overly stressed Ladybug wasn't in her best, while Cat Noir and Gamer were 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 Chat 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 "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 "Vivica", Adrien wears the Snake Miraculous as Aspik in a failed attempt to woo Ladybug.
    • 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.
    • Subverted in season two, where Adrien and Marinette show some attraction to Kagami and Luka respectively.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: As superheroes, Ladybug is more serious and mature while Cat Noir makes silly jokes and playfully cocky.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: They both envision a (2D cutout) future with their beloved that involves, among other things, a pet hamster.
  • Super Reflexes: Both Cat Noir and Ladybug get superhuman reflexes and agility from their superhero transformations. During any fight, they keep moving all the time and are extremely hard to hit.
  • Super Strength: Both Marinette and Adrien get a notorious strength and stamina's boost when transformed. They're not slowed down when they carry an adult man while running and jumping, and they often lift and throw extremely heavy stuff with relative ease. In 'Kwami Buster', for example, Ladybug catches a large safe box, that has a man inside, on mid-fall.
  • 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.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: They regularly go to school while also maintaining their duties to protect Paris.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Some of the akuma they face beat both of them in raw power, and they make up for it by being Guile Heroes.

    Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug/Lady Noir/Multimouse/Dragon Bug 
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.
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Team Miraculous

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The French teenagers who are temporarily granted Miraculous powers to help Ladybug and Cat Noir.
  • Cincinnatus: Whenever Ladybug gives out a Miraculous it's always with the caveat that it must be returned once the job is complete. Alya in particular is a double subversion. Ladybug lends her the Fox Miraculous when Sapotis proves too much for her and Cat Noir to handle. At the end of the episode, Ladybug demands she return it as promised; Alya is extremely reluctant, but ultimately keeps her word.
  • 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.
  • Foil: They are a far cry from the isolated, conscripted order of Guardians that preceded them. The order primarily consisted of elderly monks who didn't interact with the kwamis or know much about the world they were supposed to protect. In comparison, the Miracu-class are young, urban-dwelling people with diverse skillsets who chose to wield a Miraculous. They're more irresponsible and endangering than the order, but also more resilient and happy.
  • 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.
  • Super Powers for a Day: Whenever they are drafted to help Ladybug and Cat Noir, they are loaned Miraculouses to fight with.
  • 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 has their identity blown to Hawk Moth and Mayura.

Introduced in Season 2

    Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge 

Rena Rouge (Alya Césaire)

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

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


  • Adorkable: Not as much as Marinette, but she does have moments of this. You must see her at the beginning of "The Mime", where she was ecstatic after having an interview with Ladybug.
  • Ambiguously Brown: In the show proper. She has dark skin, and the Egyptian Pharaoh says she resembles his dead wife. According to the creator, her family is from Martinique.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: She's a little offended when the Pharaoh swaps her out with Ladybug as a sacrifice.
  • Ascended Fangirl:
    • She's a big fan of superhero comics so naturally she jumped at the chance to be able to record Ladybug and Cat Noir in action. In fact, Marinette, believing herself unworthy of Ladybug's power, almost gave her Miraculous to Alya before deciding to keep it.
    • In "Sapotis", Ladybug chooses her to temporarily wield the Fox Miraculous, allowing her to transform into the superheroine Rena Rouge. She's absolutely delighted the entire time.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her dark brown/vermilion hair is certainly appropriate for someone who gets to wield the Fox Miraculous.
  • Battle Couple: With Nino/Carapace during the "Heroes' Day" two-parter.
  • Beauty Mark: She has a mole above her right eyebrow.
  • Best Friend: To Marinette. She's more confident and outspoken than Marinette is, but they're as close as sisters.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Nino become a couple after finding out they have a lot in common.
  • Camera Fiend: Loves taking photos, both of her daily life and of Ladybug's superheroics.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: Held hostage during Bubbler's mandatory birthday party? About to be sacrificed by a supervillain in exchange for his love? No problem, she knows Ladybug and Cat Noir will rescue her.
  • Color Character: Somewhat Subverted. Her superhero name is Rena Rouge, roughly translating to "Red Fox", but her Miraculous is primarily associated with orange.
  • Cool Big Sis: She has several little siblings, so she is good at handling children. She also behaves like one towards Manon when Stormy Weather traps them both in an ice prison.
  • Damsel in Distress: She's often captured by the villains and needs to be saved.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Alya has a dark complexion and brown hair that fades into a bright vermilion.
  • Facepalm: Marinette's made her do this more than once.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Never once realizes that Marinette is missing when Ladybug is running about. To be fair, that's probably not the first conclusion most people would come to. One particularly Egregious example occurs in the "Origins" two-parter, where Marinette literally transforms in the middle of the street, practically in front of Alya, and somehow she still misses it. Though to be fair, Alya was pinned to the wall by a car at the time; she probably had other things on the mind.
  • Family Theme Naming: The names of her and her family are related to jazz singers.
  • Fangirl: Of Ladybug and Cat Noir. She runs a fanblog about their adventures, and never misses any events related to them. She was a fangirl of superheroes in general even before Ladybug and Cat Noir appeared.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. Alya has brown hair with some bright vermilion color, and while she is determined and spunky, she's usually level-headed.
  • Genre Savvy: Familiar with a lot of superhero tropes because of all the comics she reads; however she never realizes that Ladybug's secret identity could be her own best friend. In "Sapotis", she correctly guesses that the heroes' powers come from the kwamis upon meeting Trixx.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: While she isn't at the point where she needs to have a Miraculous full-time, Ladybug occasionally drafts her aid as Rena Rouge to deal with particularly troublesome situations.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Mayura", she throws herself in the path of one of Dark Cupid's arrows, which was meant for Carapace.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Marinette are as close as sisters, and tell each other practically everything.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: A downplayed example; while it's not evident in her normal clothes, her Rena Rouge outfit reveals that she's very curvaceous for her age.
    • Actually, pausing her transformation at the right times shows this apparently an Invoked Trope by Alya, 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'.
  • Meganekko: A sweet girl with a strong sense of justice. One good example comes from her earning Marinette's friendship in "Ladybug and Cat Noir" by standing up to Chloé when Chloé is bullying Marinette.
  • Multicolored Hair: Dark brown with a lighter ombre. As Rena Rouge, the tips of her hair get dyed white.
  • New Transfer Student: The Origins Episode reveals that she transferred in at the start of the school year, around the same time Adrien started going to public school.
  • Nice Girl: She is extremely loyal, supportive, and helpful, like going out of her way to encourage and (sometimes literally) push Marinette into spending time with Adrien.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: As Rena Rouge, her hair gets visibly longer and puffier.
  • Recurring Boss: She's been akumatized as the main villain of two separate episodes: as Lady Wi-fi and as one half of Oblivio.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Presumably enters into a relationship with Nino in "Animan" after being locked in a cage together. She initially thought of him as a brother, but they found out they had a lot in common.
  • Second Love: To Nino, who originally had a huge crush on Marinette.
  • Second Super-Identity: Narrowly subverted in "Style Queen"; Marinette was intending to loan her the Bee Miraculous, but Alya gets petrified before she can go through with it.
  • Secret Chaser: 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 Secret-Keeper: She figures out Nino is Carapace almost immediately thanks to his use of the word "dude". Upgraded to Secret Keeper as of "Catalyst", when Ladybug gives both of them their Miraculouses at the same time.
    Nino: Aren't you at least a bit surprised that I'm Carapace?
    Rena Rouge: [patronizing tone] My sweet, clueless boy. Just transform.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • For Marinette/Adrien. She's constantly pushing Marinette to interact with him. She even does it in the intro sequence.
    • "Prime Queen" shows she ships Ladybug and Cat Noir, as her statement about the two is that they're not officially dating...yet.
  • Super Powers for a Day: In "Sapotis", Ladybug lends Alya the Fox Miraculous, which turns her into the superheroine Rena Rouge. She has to give it back at the end of the episode, though.
  • 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.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: She has no idea that Marinette and her admired Ladybug are the same person. That said, she does at one point consider that Adrien could be Cat Noir, but Marinette brushes it off.
  • Verbal Tic: She often says "girl" when speaking with Marinette. The future version of Marinette seems to have adopted this quirk.

    Nino Lahiffe/Carapace 

Carapace (Nino Lahiffe)

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

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Voiced by: Alexandre Nguyen (FR), Ben Diskin (EN), Hong Bum-ki/홍콩 범- (KOR), Artur Palomo (SP), Alberto Bernal (MEX), Eren Mor/ערן מור (HEB), Baráth István (HUN), Otar Saralidze (P), Simon Frankel (EP), Gustavo Pereira (BP), Lucas Krüger (SW), Lorenzo Crisci (ITA), Xristo Dmitrov/Христо Димитров (BUL), Christian Zeiger (GER), Takayuki Miyamoto/宮本誉之 (J), Nikola Todorović (SER), 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. Nino is the outgoing, fun-loving foil to his gloomier pal, and although he might be a bit immature at times, he's loyal and wants the best for his bro.

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


  • Ambiguously Brown: In the show proper. According to the creator, he's of Moroccan descent.
  • Ascended Fanboy: In "Anansi" when Alya's sister becomes akumatized, Nino receives the Turtle Miraculous and becomes Carapace.
  • Badass Normal: When Alya's sister, Nora, becomes the spider villain Anansi, Nino puts up a valiant effort to fight her off himself. The results are pretty predictable, but the Turtle Miraculous quickly turns the tables in his favour...
  • Barrier Warrior: As both Bubbler and Carapace. As Bubbler, he creates bubbles which he uses for a variety of purposes; mostly to trap people inside. As Carapace, meanwhile, his Shellter ability puts a Beehive Barrier around something to protect it.
  • Battle Couple: With Alya during the "Heroes' Day" two-parter.
  • Beehive Barrier: Carapace's special skill, Shellter, creates a forcefield patterned after the shell on his back.
  • Best Friend: To Adrien.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Alya become a couple after finding out they have a lot in common.
  • Bromantic Foil: Adrien's primary male companion. He's more laid-back, cheerful and outgoing than Adrien, who is somewhat more uptight, brooding, and reserved (at least as a civilian).
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He tries to do this for Adrien, when Adrien's dad refuses to let him have a birthday party. It doesn't really work.
  • Camera Fiend: Like Alya, he's always ready with his phone camera to take videos of interesting happenings.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: His crush on Marinette in "Animan". He blurts out that he has a crush on Alya instead.
  • Character Development: Retroactively, but Nino mentions in "Catalyst" that he used to be someone who wouldn't help others when they needed it, but due to the influence of Ladybug and Cat Noir, he has become more selfless.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Downplayed. Nino has brown hair and golden, brown eyes.
  • Determinator: When Gabriel refused to give Adrien a birthday party, Nino tried convince him with poor results, what made him Hawk Moth's next target. Even akumatized and not using his best 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: He's been akumatized as the main villain of two separate episodes: as Bubbler and as one half of Oblivio.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Presumably enters into a relationship with Alya in "Animan" after being locked in a cage together.
  • Secret Keeper: In "Catalyst", he learns Alya is Rena Rouge when Ladybug gives both of them their Miraculouses at the same time.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Nino uses footage of Ivan and Mylène's first kiss to conclude a movie he's making in "Horrificator".
    • It's heavily implied in "Animan" that Alya told Nino about Marinette's crush on Adrien, and was willing to talk to his best friend about it. 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!
  • Super Powers for a Day: In "Anansi", he gets to borrow the Turtle Miraculous and become the superhero Carapace.
  • Throwing Your Shield Always Works: Carapace can use his shield as a projectile. After hitting its target, it flies back to him.
  • Totally Radical: His slang in the English dub can come across as quite dated.
  • 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.

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    Luka Couffaine/Viperion 

Viperion (Luka Couffaine)

Akumatized form: Silencer

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"Music is often simpler than words."
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Voiced by: Maxime Baudouin (FR), Andrew Russell (ENG), Alan Velázquez (MEX), Sa'ar Badishi/סער בדישי (HEB), Felipe Drummond (BRA)

Juleka's older 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.
  • 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".
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Zigzagged. Luka has light blue hair and eyes, but it's implied that the former is dyed.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father has yet to appear onscreen.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Russian dub, his name is changed to "Luke".
  • Emo Teen: Subverted. He has the look of one, but is fairly laid-back and positive.
  • Family Theme Naming: Like his mother and sister, his name ends in "-ka".
  • 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. Taken further in season 3 when both Luka and Adrien take up the Snake Miraculous to become Viperion and Aspik, respectively. But while Adrien abuses it to try to woo Ladybug and fails miserably as a result, Luka never tries to abuse its power for person gain and proves worthy to wield it, and it's this same dependability that eventually helps him gain Marinette's affections.
    • To Kagami — Both are alternative love interests for the main characters, but Luka is laid-back and friendly, as opposed to the stern and austere Kagami. Also, Kagami is a fencer, while Luka focuses on music. In regards to their social/love lives, Luka has been shown to easily interact with other people and have cordial relationships with them, Kagami hasn't developed any other friendships since coming to Paris. Furthermore, Kagami acts cold and antagonistic to her love rivals, even acting as possessive as them sometimes, while Luka bears no ill-will towards Marinette's interest in Adrien, and is quite friendly with him despite being rivals.
    • To Nathaniel — Both are boys who have fallen in love with Marinette and express their feelings through their artistic qualities (Luka through music and Nathaniel through his drawings). Also, when they are akumatized they have the desire to take revenge on a person who harms them (Evillustrator wants revenge on Chloe and Silencer wants revenge on XY and Bob Roth). But Nathaniel is too shy to express his feelings to Marinette and she shows no romantic interest in him, while Luka is more open with his feelings and Marinette has shown some attraction to him.
  • 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 "Chat 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.
  • Mellow Fellow: Luka is quite relaxed and easygoing.
  • Multicolored Hair: The top of Luka's head is black, but the tips are teal blue (teal green as Viperion).
  • Musical Assassin: His weapon as Viperion is a small harp or lyre.
  • Nice Guy: Luka is a polite and genial individual.
  • Opposites 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 klutsy, 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 Runner-Up: As Marinette and her friends discuss, there's nothing wrong with Luka... He's just no Adrien. Possibly subverted as of the Season 3 Finale.
  • 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 mark down a specific point in time and then use his power to return to that point in time, while also keeping his memories intact.
  • 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 seems to have succeeded.
  • 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 along fellow superheroes.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Downplayed. The tips of his hair are teal blue. Like his sister, it's presumably dyed.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Unlike Adrien, Luka never tries to abuse the power to reset time for personal gain, even though no one would be the wiser if he did.

    Max Kanté/Pegasus 

Pegasus (Max Kanté)

Akumatized form: Gamer

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

Voiced by: Martial Le Minoux (FR), Ben Diskin (EN), 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 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”.


  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Kagami Tsurugi/Ryuko 

Ryuko (Kagami Tsurugi)

Akumatized forms: Riposte, Oni-Chan

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"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)

A new student at Collège Francoise Dupont. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • To Luka — Both are alternative love interests for the main characters, but Luka is laid-back and friendly, as opposed to the stern and austere Kagami. Also, Kagami is a fencer, while Luka focuses on music. In regards to their social/loves lives, Luka has been shown to easily interact with other people and have cordial relationships with them, Kagami has not been shown to develop any other friendships since coming to Paris. Furthermore, Kagami acts cold and antagonistic to her love rivals, even acting as possessive as them at times (though it’s mostly towards Chloe and Lila), while Luka bears no ill-will towards Marinette’s interest in Adrien, and is quite friendly with him despite being rivals. In “Ikari Gozen”, Kagami drops her hostility towards Marinette and becomes friends.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Horned Humanoid: Has dragon horns as Ryuko.
  • 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 Chat 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 tiger".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 occassions. 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.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kagami has blue hair.
  • Youthful Freckles: More so than Marinette.

    Alix Kubdel/Bunnyx 

Bunnyx (Alix Kubdel)

Akumatized form: Timebreaker

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"Okay so... I guess we're saved then?"
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Man: In "Gigantitan", she realizes how creepy Marinette's borderline Stalker with a Crush behavior toward Adrien is.
  • 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 will discover Ladybug's identity in the future.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Her goal in "Chat Blanc": prevent the series of events that led to Chat 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.
  • 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

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"You're no match for me. My neck is bigger than your thigh."
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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 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.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: In 'Party Crasher', he literally jumps to help 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.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 "The Birth of Ladybug 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.
  • Lovable Jock: On his good days. He's had his moments of being a Jerk Jock, but he's otherwise alright.
  • 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, 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 reciprocrate 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 reciprocrate 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.
  • 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 has 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 president.

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