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Lila Rossi

Akumatized forms: Volpina, Chameleon

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"I only tell people what they want to hear."
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Voiced by: Clara Soares (FR), Lisa Kay Jennings (EN), Aurora González (SP), Cristina Hernández and Erika Langarica (MEX, season 1 and 2, respectively), Andrea Laudon (HUN), Aleksandra Radwan (P), Luisa Cezar and Natali Pazete (BP, season 1 and season 2 onwards, respectively), Valentina Favazza (ITA), Larisa Brokhman (RUS), Tiril Heide-Steen (NOR)

A New Transfer Student who easily wins everyone over with her (completely untrue) anecdotes of her very exciting life. After Ladybug calls out her lies, she develops a severe grudge against the heroine.


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  • Abhorrent Admirer: Lila is very clearly infatuated with Adrien, but even when Adrien's willing to befriend her, he's put off by her pathological lying. After "Onichan", Adrien has seen how low Lila will sink to get revenge on Ladybug, and tells her point-blank that he can't help her as long as she hurts others, (using the comparatively lame excuse that she got Nathalie and the Gorilla in trouble).
  • Aesop Amnesia:
    • Despite getting turned into an Akumatized villain over her anger at Ladybug, she refuses Ladybug's apology when given the chance. This notably makes her the only victim who didn't at least try to get over what made them turn in the first place (even Chloé made an effort when it happened to her).
    • This has disastrous results when she reappears in "Catalyst", as it means that, this time around, she’s perfectly willing to get Akumatized and go along with Hawk Moth’s plan.
  • Alpha Bitch: Lila has taken over Chloé's old position, though unlike Chloé, Lila hides her unpleasant nature behind a kind facade, making her come off as more of a Lovable Alpha Bitch to her schoolmates in-universe.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Lila's pathological lying and manipulative actions, coupled with her overly aggressive behavior and lack of remorse for her actions indicate she may very well be a sociopath. On the other hand she seems to have mythomania because she lies to everyone and has certain delusions of greatness. Invoked by herself in 'Ladybug'; when Adrien convinces her to admit she framed Marinette, Lila tells Principal Damocles and Marinette's parents that she suffers from a disease that sometimes makes her lie and misbehave against her will. It works.
  • Arch-Enemy: Alongside Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth, she is this to both Marinette and Ladybug. Holding a very personal grudge against both girls, not realizing they are the same person, and wishing to take the both of them down at all costs. The feeling is mutual on Marinette's side, with Lila being the only character other than Hawk Moth or Chloé capable of making Marinette angry (to the point where Hawk Moth nearly Akumatized Marinette herself).
  • Ascended Extra: The first two seasons, she only had three appearances. She becomes a major recurring character in Season 3.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: For someone who falsely claimed to be related to a vixen superheroine, Lila still greatly resembles a past Fox Pendant wielder shown in the Miraculous tome. Doubly so for having green eyes and red hair, as Japanese folk tales often ascribe this appearance to foxes disguised as humans.
  • Attention Whore: Lila wows her peers with tales of travels and friendships with celebrities, including Ladybug, the last of which is clearly false. She later expands on that lie to impress Adrien, going so far as to steal his book, buy a replica 'Miraculous', and claim to be a descendent of a superheroine. "Oni-Chan" implies she craves constant attention to make up for the love and affection she feels she's not getting at home.
  • Black-and-White Insanity: To Lila you're either a doting sychophant who swoons over her every lie, or (if you call her out on her lies, no matter how nicely or gently) you're an enemy she needs to take down at any cost.
  • Berserk Button: Being called a liar, and anything to do with Ladybug.
    • In "Volpina" when Lila confronts Ladybug as the titular villain her Motive Rant was simply, "You called me a liar but when I'm done no one will!"
    • In "Heroes Day Part 1: Catalyst", watching Gabriel Agreste calling Volpina a "False Hero" while talking up Ladybug as a true hero was enough to anger Volpina into being evilized again.
    • In "Chameleon", when Adrien gently tells her to stop lying, but since he mentions "that time with Ladybug", she flips her lid and storms off, becomes evilized, and her first act is to steal Adrien's appearance.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Sure, she looks nice at first, but deep down, she's a lying Jerkass who doesn't care who her lies hurt.
  • Blatant Lies: In an interview with Alya, she says that Ladybug saved her and the two of them became good friends afterwards. Given this, her other amazing stories—traveling a lot, having Jagged Stone write a song about her, going on a plane with Prince Ali—should be taken with a grain of salt.
  • The Bus Came Back: Lila returns to the series in "Catalyst", almost an entire season after her last appearance.
  • Celebrity Lie: Most of her lies involve being friends with various celebrities such as Jagged Stone, Prince Ali, and even Ladybug.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Not only does she have No Sense of Personal Space for Adrien, but she can't seem to stand other girls that get close to him. A lot of her nastier acts are towards girls who are close to Adrien, such as Marinette, Kagami, and Chloé. In "Miraculer" she even mentions that Nino's not good enough for him, suggesting that her ire is towards anyone who can catch Adrien's eye.
  • Co-Dragons: Lila is this with Nathalie Sancoeur to Hawk Moth, as she seems to be his most recurring field agent. By the end of Season 3, she may also end up serving as this with Chloé.
  • Cool Big Sis: Plays this part while babysitting Alya's younger siblings, with Chris even finding her cool due to her gaming skills and (naturally) the lies about herself that she tells him.
  • Consummate Liar: Tikki admits she has never seen someone lie so well. However in "Onichan", Lila's habitual lying is so ingrained in her that she'll still try to lie to those who already knows that she's lying. Fittingly, both of Lila's Akumatized forms have to do with lying and manipulation: illusions and shapeshifting.
  • Cunning Linguist: Surprisingly fluent in French, and likely English.
  • Didn't Think This Through: For all of Lila’s cunning intelligence and charisma, Lila's fixation on short term gratification blinds her to the long term problems her tall tales create. All of her lies tend to have blatant/serious faults that could easily lead to her being exposed if people paid more attention, or they backfire on her in personal ways, which proves her pride can make her quite tactless and ignorant to how serious the consequences are. Second, she constantly ignores and harasses those who try to genuinely help, like Marinette and Adrien, leaving them disgusted with her egomania and just barely tolerating her existence. Time will tell if she will face actual consequences beyond a minor hiccup, and if it does, it will not be forgiving.
  • Disability as an Excuse for Jerkassery: At the end of "Ladybug", she claims that she has a rare disease that causes her to lie in order to get Marinette out of trouble after Adrien threatens her. There actually is a mental disorder that causes excessive lying, but even if she has it (and probably isn't aware she does) the glee she takes in hurting Marinette and Ladybug with her lies eliminates any sympathy it might bring her.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Swears eternal revenge on Ladybug (and willingly teams up with Hawk Moth to take her down and tries to manipulate Onichan into offing her) for calling out her lies and humiliating her in front of Adrien. She also threatens to completely destroy Marinette's life for trying to get in her way in "Chameleon".
  • The Dragon: Lila is very quickly becoming this to Hawk Moth. Whilst every other Akuma villain is manipulated into accepting their power and every one is regretful of their actions whilst Akumatized, Lila on the other hand gladly accepts the power offered to her the second time with Hawk Moth, even saying she's awaited his Akuma's return. More telling than any of this is that Lila seems complicit in helping Hawk Moth even when she isn't Akumatized. "Chameleon" cements this, as she not only grabs the Akuma herself, but starts Hawk Moth's villain monologue for him. As of "Oni-Chan", she's working with Gabriel in his civilian identity as well. "Miraculer" indicates that Gabriel's using her to cause strife and provide him targets for Akumatization.
  • Dub Name Change: She's known as Layla Rossi in the Brazilian dub, since that's the most common variation of the name over there.
  • Entitled to Have You: Lila firmly believes that Adrien is rightfully hers and will fight anyone else for him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Always refrains from harming or causing strife to anyone unless they provoke her first or are otherwise apparent threats, and actually tries to avoid conflict with Marinette (also promising to destroy her social life if she doesn't back down).
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Adrien offering to be her friend even though he knew she's playing all his classmates for fools angers Lila. She refuses to believe his motives for being so kind and forgiving are anything more than self-righteous.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • Lila is this to Alya in the sense that Lila was Akumatized into a villain based on the Fox Miraculous holder with the power of Illusion and Alya was temporarily given custody of the real Fox Miraculous to become Rena Rouge.
    • She's also one to Chloé, who is already rather unpleasant. Aside from their shared Jerkass Hate Sink status, both have expressed an attraction towards Adrien, are daughters of important political figures (Chloé's father is the mayor of Paris while Lila's parents are diplomats), have antagonistic relationships with Marinette, and have been Akumatized more than once. Additionally, both girls have trouble accepting responsibility for their actions. However, Chloé starts becoming a nicer person and even a superhero through using the Bee Miraculous around the same time Lila becomes worse and allies with Hawk Moth. Furthermore, while Chloé is involuntarily Akumatized both times it occurs in the first two seasons, and is in fact the first character in the show to successfully resist an Akumatization-in-progress, Lila allows herself to be Akumatized the second and third times it occurs. While Chloé is formerly one of Ladybug's biggest fans, Lila loathes Ladybug and desires revenge against her. And finally, Chloé is capable of overcoming her Never My Fault mentality, while Lila would sooner aid a dangerous supervillain in his conflict with Ladybug than acknowledge her misdeeds. (Although Chloé does eventually stoop to the same low in the season 3 finale, it at least took some prodding from Hawk Moth at the culmination of a season-long Character Arc. Lila grabbed the Akuma as soon as she saw it).
  • Eviler Than Thou: Marinette outright calls her this compared to Chloé, seeing her as far more evil than the Spoiled Brat ever was.
  • Evil Is Petty:
    • Ultimately, Lila hates Ladybug because Ladybug gave her an extremely harsh and humiliating "Reason You Suck" Speech in front of Adrien. After she had stolen Adrien's book from him beforehand. Even though Ladybug later apologized, this act was enough to cement Lila's hatred, to the point where she'd willingly throw in her lot to a dangerous terrorist just for a shot at payback. In "Onichan", Lila, without being Akumatized, manipulates the titular villain into attacking Ladybug, and then feigns an injury as a ploy to get Cat Noir away from the fight, leaving Ladybug on her own. Upon realizing the deception, Cat is shocked just how badly Lila wants Ladybug beaten.
    • When Marinette tries confronting her alone in "Chameleon", Lila drops the act and threatens to make Marinette's life miserable if she gets in her way. By the end of the episode, she swears to Marinette that by the time she is done with her, she will lose all of her friends and wind-up alone.
  • Face–Heel Turn: While she was never a saint to begin with, she becomes far more evil as the series progresses after her Start of Darkness, going from Consummate Liar to The Dragon of the resident Big Bad.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Part of what makes make Lila scary is how normal and kind she acts in front of people, but behind closed doors it's made glaringly obvious she is far, far from normal or kind.
  • Foil: Four times over:
    • To Marinette — As many of Lila's lies or doubtful claims are actually true for Marinette: Lila lied about being a superhero, Marinette is one; Lila lied about being friends with superheroes, Marinette is friends with Cat Noir in both her identities (and his, but she doesn't know that); Lila claims she's an acquaintance of Prince Ali, Marinette became one as Ladybug; Lila claims to be friends with Jagged Stone to the point of having a song written about her, Marinette is friends with him in both her identities and as Ladybug actually had a song written about her. Also, both are good liars, even if Marinette doesn't like it, they once used the very same lie (being friends with Ladybug) for different reasons (Lila to get fame, Marinette to cover the fact she is Ladybug), and where Lila boasts about what she supposedly does, Marinette doesn't (her friendship with Jagged Stone being known because he told a few people about it).
    • To Adrien — Both are popular new students (Adrien's popularity due to his modeling career, Lila's through lying). Both have lied about the nature of their relationship with Ladybug, but only Lila got called out while Ladybug still remains unaware of what Adrien did. Adrien has a huge crush on Ladybug, while Lila comes to despise her. They're also both Lonely Rich Kids whose same-sex parent is largely absent from their lives, and they try to fill the void with their social life at school. However, Adrien is a Nice Guy, wants to be normal, and genuinely longs to be loved, while Lila is a Manipulative Bitch, tries to appear more special than she is, and just wants superficial praise and admiration from her peers.
    • To Alya — Both are Foreign Exchange Students (Lila from Italy, Alya from Martinique) and Ambiguously Brown, both have a temper, Lila lied about being Ladybug's best friend while Alya actually is (although unknowingly), and Lila impersonated the Fox Miraculous holder as an Akuma victim while Alya actually became it for a time (this one got Lampshaded when Alya first transformed).
    • To Kagami — Both girls are new to the school who have crushes on Adrien, but come from different backgrounds and families; Lila is from Italy and is mostly self-sufficient since her parents are rarely around, while Kagami is from Japan and is tightly monitored and controlled by her mother. Lila is a remorseless Consummate Liar who wins over her peers with lies hiding under the facade of a saint, while Kagami is blunt and icy and has a hard time befriending her peers, but ultimately good natured and honest. Their affections for Adrien are completely opposite, Lila only likes Adrien superficially, denying his flaws and dropping her affections the minute he tries to call her out, while Kagami has seen parts of the real him, accepts that he might like someone else, and fell for him because of his kindness after their introduction; also, Lila doesn't get Akumatized over Adrien (and claims it wouldn't be worth it) while Kagami was when it appeared Lila had got with him. They have contrasting views of Marinette/Ladybug; Kagami was initially mutually hostile to Marinette, but eventually both opened up and the two girls became friends, and she greatly respects Ladybug. However, Lila despises both Marinette/Ladybug and vice-versa, to the point Lila vows to destroy them and refuses reconciliation. Finally, both girls are involved with the Miraculous in different ways: Lila pretends to be the Fox Miraculous holder but is actually an Akumatized villain, while Kagami is (temporarily) the real deal, the Dragon Miraculous hero Ryuko.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: She's from Italy.
  • Foreshadowing: Unlike all the other Villain of the Week Akumatized victims, Ladybug is not able to win her over and she remains hostile, paving the way for Lila's Start of Darkness.
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  • Gone Horribly Right: In "Miraculous New York" Lila knows that Gabriel does not allow Adrien to join his classmates on their trip to New York. Because she wants to spend that time with Adrien she claims that she is too busy with her charity work. When unforseen factors cause Gabriel to change his mind and allow Adrien to go after all, it is too late for Lila to backpedal. Now she is the only student who misses the trip.
  • Hate Sink: Lila is a selfish, dishonest, manipulative, inculpable, and spiteful person. The fact that she willingly lets herself be Akumatized and remains in control of herself certainly doesn't help. You know she's awful when Marinette says she's worse than Chloé. Word of God even outright confirms that she's intended to be this trope.
  • Heroic Lineage: Invoked and subverted. Knowing that Adrien is a fan of Ladybug, she not only tells everyone that she's friends with the titular heroine but that she's actually descended from a fox-themed heroine she sees in Adrien's Miraculous book, which is obviously false.
  • Hikikomori: Became one after her fateful first encounter with Ladybug. She falsely claimed that school was suspended what with the rampant Akumatization, and spent the rest of the year making her classmates believe she was abroad. She was actually sitting alone in her bedroom, seething over her past defeat and nurturing her hatred.
  • Hime Cut: She embodies the Rich Bitch type of Ojou. Everyone is captivated by her tales and connections, but she's a skilled liar and thief, and unlike other Akumatized victims (including Chloé to some extent), she doesn't learn from her mistakes and rejects Ladybug's apology.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Even without Ladybug stepping in, Lila's attempts to get Adrien to like her by lying would've proven futile given his single love towards Ladybug. She had a better chance before Adrien realized how big a liar she is in "Oni-Chan".
  • I Just Want to Be Special: "Oni-Chan" implies that her lonely home life has left her with a desire to be more interesting and special than she really is, and a lot of her lies about how amazing her life is (all the amazing places she's been, celebrities she's befriended, and Heroic Lineage) partly stem from a secret desire that it were all true. (Of course, her behavior takes this desire far past the point of reasonability.)
  • Invincible Villain: So far, nothing has stopped her whenever she has made a lie, and all that the heroes can do is stand there and see how she screws them over and "Timetagger" heavily implies that once everything is said and done she will be the last "villain" still standing, taking the Butterfly Miraculous, becoming the new Hawk Moth, and continuing to terrorize Paris a long time into the future.
  • It's All About Me: Lila lies to be the center of attention and enjoys the praise and adoration that comes from people that she manipulated. She's even willing to endanger Paris and the citizens by assisting a terrorist just to get back at Ladybug for a slight that was partly her own fault. Not to mention her love for Adrien is more invested on her belief he'll be her perfect boyfriend who'll shower her with affection, not caring at all that he might have his own wants and needs.
  • Jerkass: A sneaky and lying girl who refuses to take responsibility for her actions. There is also the fact that she's one of the even fewer people who were Akumatized as a result of someone doing the right thing. While Marinette turning into Ladybug to call her out on her lies was excessive and done at least partially for selfish reasons, she was still ultimately in the right, as she showed Adrien that Lila was lying through her teeth to get close to him.
  • Jerkass at Your Discretion: She only shows her true colors when she's alone with those who know how she really is, such as Marinette.
  • Karma Houdini: The girl has yet to face serious repercussions for her remorseless lying, abuse and bullying other people, and willingly working with a superterrorist out of spite and pettiness. That being said she isn’t immune, as her pathological lying has caused her minor headaches such as Ladybug and Cat Noir putting her on their enemy list and falling into bad graces with the one boy she wants to date. Time will tell if she ever receives legitimate punishment at some point.
  • Last Episode, New Character: She transfers into the class in the last episode in French broadcast order (other than the Origins Episodes), and differs from the non-classmate Akuma victims by not getting an Early-Bird Cameo in the opening. It's also sort-of done in the second season, where she doesn't make her return until the two-part finale.
  • Liar Revealed: The reason she gets Akumatized is because Ladybug humiliates her in front of Adrien by calling her out on her Blatant Lies.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: She's rich enough to casually buy a jewel with nothing but her allowance, and her mother is almost never home while her father is completely missing.
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: "Oni-Chan" implies she started lying to get praise and attention from others to make up for the love and attention she doesn't often get at home, since her parents often work late at the embassy. However, her idea of "love" is entirely superficial and self-serving, with her getting blind praise and adoration from groveling sycophants (classmates), or doted on by a "perfect" boyfriend (Adrien, whom it's clear she's just Loving a Shadow). If Lila is capable of genuine love, she's not going to get the love she feels she's missing from her parents on the path she's going on now.
  • Loving a Shadow: As much as she's infatuated with Adrien and believes her love for him is genuine, there are hints that this is what Lila's crush on Adrien amounts to— shallow and superficial. Adrien's good-looking, rich and popular— in other words, he's the perfect boyfriend to Lila's eyes. However, when Adrien attempts to befriend her despite knowing about her lying tendencies in "Chameleon" and mistaking Plagg's secret stash of Camembert to be Adrien's in "Onichan", she reacts to them in anger and disgust respectively. In fact, her first act after being Akumatized in "Chameleon" is to take on Adrien's appearance and proceed to commit petty acts in retaliation for him knowing that she's a liar and "Oni-Chan" more or less confirms that Lila's hatred towards Ladybug and desire to see her vanquished takes first priority over her crush on Adrien. Compared to the other girls (Marinette, Kagami and Chloé), Lila's interested in Adrien as an ideal rather than as a person, whereas they fell in love with Adrien mainly because of his honesty and kindness.
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  • Manipulative Bitch: She can effortlessly manipulate almost anyone to her advantage. She twists her classmates' trust and generosity to turn them against Marinette in "Chameleon", and in "Oni-Chan" even fools Nathalie with some clever wordplay to get into the Agreste Mansion. She then follows this up by managing to convince the titular villain — who was Akumatized specifically to kill her and driven by that sole motivation — to stop going after her and go after Ladybug instead. This extends to her Akumatized forms, which are based around deception, manipulation and lies: Volpina could create illusions and Chameleon was a shapeshifter.
  • Master Actor: She is an incredibly charismatic, intelligent, adaptive and convincing actress who manages to win over almost everybody and keep up her lies over a very long time.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Only in the English dub, where her name is pronounced "Lie-la" instead of "Lee-la."
    • Her given name could means "beauty", and Rossi is a common Italian last name meaning "red". She's a (brownish) red-headed beauty.
  • Military Brat: Specifically, a Foreign Service Brat, as her parents are diplomats.
  • The Münchausen: According to Lila she has been pretty much everywhere in the world and is friends with countless celebrities, politicians and important people. Since she is very good with words and also does her research about the stories she tells, everybody believes her.
  • Mysterious Past: She talks a lot of her past, but her tendency to lie cast everything in doubt. All we know for sure is that she's the daughter of a diplomat, has indeed traveled around the world, for some reason she saw fit to learn martial arts and not to tell around about this (it's known only because she actully used it on-screen), and that for some reason she recognized a past Holder of the Fox Miraculous... That for some reason looks like an adult Lila.
  • Never My Fault:
    • Blames Ladybug for humiliating her, even though it would likely have not happened had she not lied about knowing her.
    • She can not fathom being blamed or called out for her lies, ignoring when she hurts people and doesn’t understand why Adrien would be so mad at her for hurting his loved ones and expelling his friend. She expects people who do know about her lying to continue to praise her and leave her faultless, and will destroy them if they don’t.
  • New Transfer Student: She is the newest student at Marinette and Adrien's school.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Gabriel's staff is very fond of her for this reason.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: Upon finding Marinette lying in trash in "Oni-Chan", she mentions that she could take a picture but that it would be just too easy.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: If she's coming after you, she will destroy you in the swiftest, fastest, and most complete way she can.
  • Not Brainwashed:
    • After she's re-Akumatized in “Catalyst”, when the butterfly leaves her, she displays signs that, not only did she remember what she did when she was Akumatized, she actually enjoyed using her powers to hurt Ladybug's reputation.
    • In "Chameleon", she actually intentionally grabs the Akuma when she sees it, and even starts Hawk Moth's monologue for him.
  • "Not Important to This Episode" Camp: She misses out on the New York special, claiming to be wrapped up in charity work.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Depending on the dub, her name is pronounced as either "lie-lah"note  or "lee-lah"note . The latter would be more fitting to her Italian background and the French setting.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Unlike Gina, Lila speaks fluent French/English.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While her manipulations already make her quite dangerous, she's implied to be into Mixed Martial Arts and quite skilled at it, meaning that even getting into a physical fight would end badly.
  • Obfuscating Disability: Her lies sink to a new low in "Chameleon", where she pretends to suffer from tinnitus, arthritis, and a sprained wrist just to elicit sympathy from her classmates and take advantage of their kindness.
  • Pet the Dog: In "Félix", Lila takes part in Marinette's project to send Adrien some encouraging video messages, despite her hatred of Marinette. After Félix (posing as Adrien) sends them an insulting message right back, Lila relays the video to Gabriel, with the implication that she realized that it wasn't really Adrien.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Lila is Italian, and has inconsistently tanned skin and reddish-brown hair.
  • Pragmatic Villainy:
  • Put on a Bus: After taking the spotlight in "Volpina", Lila disappears for almost the entirety of Season 2. In her second appearance, it's implied her absence is the result of her becoming a shut-in after telling everybody at school she was leaving on a trip all around the world.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: While she suffers no repercussions directly, Lila's attempted relationship with Adrien keeps going backwards because he can't stand her manipulations' increasing viciousness. She realizes this in "Ladybug" and undoes her latest plot to appease him.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has long hair that falls past her waist, but unlike Juleka, her hair is tied at the ends.
  • Recurring Boss: Seems to be setting up as this, as she's been Akumatized four times so far. While the first time wasn't her fault, the next three times have her willingly Akumatized just so she could get back at Ladybug.
  • Red Herring: She's set up to be the new Fox Miraculous holder and hero long before her episode was released. In the actual episode, she's only an Akuma victim based on the Fox Miraculous holder. The real Fox Miraculous is currently kept by Master Fu.
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  • School Idol: Lila is extremely popular among students and teachers.
  • Seamless Spontaneous Lie: Lila is incredibly talented at creating them and they work everytime (much to Marinette's frustration who always fails to expose her).
  • Smug Smiler: Lila's most common expression is a sly, devious and confident smirk.
  • The Sociopath: Implied. Lila ticks most of the qualities off from the list. She appears as a kind and friendly classmate to her peers while she hides her disdain for them, has no issue lying to get what she wants, manipulates any situation to her benefit, never feels remorse for what she does and to top it all off, she truly thinks she's better than everyone. Whenever someone calls her out on her lies, she's incapable on acknowledging her own personal responsibility, blaming others instead and will threaten those who stand in her way. That she willingly lets Hawk Moth Akumatize her, multiple times, does not help. Even her crush on Adrien is shallow— she's more invested in how his appearance and status makes him the ideal, doting boyfriend she desires than the real Adrien and in "Oni-Chan" she's willing to give up her love for Adrien if it means it will get rid of Ladybug for her.
  • Start of Darkness:
    • Lila starts out the series as a Consummate Liar but whose lies are primarily to elevate people's perception of her and to seem interesting and popular. After being humiliated by Ladybug and Akumatized for the first time she develops an intense hatred of superheroes, particularly Ladybug. She then, seemingly willingly, plays a key role in Hawk Moth's mass re-Akumatization during the Heroes' Day. In her third Akumatization, Lila takes the Akuma herself, clearly willingly aiding Hawk Moth. She then forms an alliance with Gabriel to "protect" Adrien. While she doesn't know that he is Hawk Moth, she has willingly teamed up with Hawk Moth already and is simply aiding him in his civilian form. With The Reveal that someone will eventually succeed Gabriel and take up the mantle of Hawk Moth, it's very possible Lila is only going to get worse as time goes by.
    • In-Universe, it's implied her lying stemmed from her lonely home life. With her parents often moving her around and rarely being home, she would try to fill the void at new schools with new friends, and Adrien suspects she tells dazzling lies about herself to try to get attention and affection from others. However, it's implied over time her pathological lying engulfed her personality, her desire to get what she wanted far outweighed any caring for others, and any early desire to be loved eventually twisted into a desire for blind praise and worship from groveling sychophants. (With her getting very nasty if someone even thinks about crossing her.)
  • Silver Spoon Troublemaker: Downplayed. She is the daughter of an Italian ambassador and is an excellent liar who has become an agent of Hawk Moth and loves getting Marinette/Ladybug into trouble. Though all of the advantages that she says she has as a daughter of a diplomat (like visiting other countries for vacation) have been revealed to be nothing but lies.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Tells Marinette just this: everyone in their class is stupid, with the two of them being the only exceptions.
  • Teens Are Monsters: A selfish, dishonest, manipulative and vindictive teenage girl who is willing to side with a terrorist for the sake of petty revenge.
  • This Means War!: All it takes is calling her out on her lies for her to swear eternal vengeance. Just ask Ladybug and Marinette. (Yes, they're the same person, but Lila doesn't know that.)
  • Took a Level in Jerkass:
    • While she was a rotten person before, she tops herself in "Catalyst" by willingly allowing herself to become Akumatized and helping a supervillain cause a terrorist assault on Paris for the sake of revenge on Ladybug.
    • In "Oni-Chan" despite not being the Akuma villain herself she intentionally tries to sabotage the heroes' efforts to save her, convinces Oni-Chan to try to attack Ladybug instead, and fakes an injury so Cat Noir will carry her to safety and leave Ladybug on her own. It's so bad Hawk Moth even notices and realizes for the first time that Lila's hatred of Ladybug is genuine even without needing to be Akumatized and he contacts her as Gabriel to try to get to know her, viewing her as a potential ally.
    • In "Ladybug" she takes this Up to Eleven by framing Marinette for cheating on a test, stealing her necklace and pushing her down the stairs, leading to Marinette being expelled and almost Akumatized.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Unlike other Akumatized villains, by the time of "Catalyst" she is Not Brainwashed and helping Hawk Moth on her own will, while "Chameleon" has her not only willing but snatching the Akuma herself and demanding Hawk Moth Akumatize her in exchange for her services.
  • Troll:
    • Lila teases Marinette on several occasions (much to her dismay).
    • Lila enjoys to manipulate Chloé and to get under her skin. She also tricks her into performing an utterly ridiculous dance to summon Ladybug. When a furious and humiliated Chloé confronts her, she easily convinces her that she was telling the truth and the ritual worked.
  • Uncanny Valley Girl: Pretty and friendly, alas it's just a front.
  • Underestimating Badassery: For all of Lila's disdain of her classmates, she is as ignorant as they are of Marinette's other self. And even if she did know, she couldn't understand why Marinette would keep something that she isn't ashamed of a secret.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Although she's working with both Gabriel and Hawk Moth, she doesn't seem to know that they're the same person, or that Gabriel's manipulating her into serving Hawk Moth's agenda.
  • Villain Respect: She genuinely respects Marinette as an intellectual peer, and would actually prefer her as a friend than an enemy.
  • Villain Team-Up: As of "Oni-Chan", Lila's working with Gabriel Agreste, on the grounds of protecting Adrien from bad influences, which Lila naturally uses as an excuse to bully Adrien's other friends - although she's unaware of Gabriel's real reason for recruiting her.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Unlike Chloé, who the other students hate, Lila is so good at lying that everyone in her school thinks she is as impressive and selfless as she says she is, no matter how obvious her lies get. It certainly helps that she is very charismatic and always treats everybody perfectly nicely (at least in public). The only people who can see right past her are Marinette, who tries and fails to expose her at every turn, and Adrien who, while acknowledging that she is a Consummate Liar, believes that she deserves a chance and will wait for when she becomes honest with everyone. Adrien finally wises up in "Oni-Chan" when he realizes as Cat Noir that Lila deliberately faked an injury so he'd leave Ladybug alone with the Akumatized villain and finally notes just how dangerous and harmful her lies can be. Afterwards he tells her he refuses to associate with her as long as she's willing to hurt the people he cares about.
  • Villainous Crush: Lila clearly has a thing for Adrien, and at the very least, believes that her feelings for him are genuine. In "Oni-Chan", while Lila's Pinocchio Nose curse doesn't react when she admits her love for Adrien, it also doesn't react when she tells the titular Akuma villain that the only way she'll give up on Adrien is if Ladybug is gone.
  • Villainous Underdog: Despite not having a Miraculous she still manages to give Marinette/Ladybug a very hard time by being extremely cunning and charismatic.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: While Lila's mother does not seem to be abusive, she is very absent in Lila's life and is hardly around due to her work at the embassy, possibly being an explanation (even if not an excuse) for Lila's lying and lack of morality.
  • Willing Channeler: Ambiguously in "Catalyst" and most definitely in "Chameleon". She allows Hawk Moth to Akumatize her.
  • With Us or Against Us: You either support every little thing she says and does (even if you know she's lying), or you're an enemy she needs to destroy.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: One of her methods is to either fake an injury or to pretend to be helpless and innocent in order to invoke sympathy from others, manipulating others to do what she wants. She plays this card in "Chameleon", effortlessly turning the entire class on Marinette, and "Ladybug", where she pretends to have been pushed down the stairs by Marinette to get her expelled which almost gets Marinette Akumatized.
  • You're Just Jealous: She claims Ladybug is jealous of her for being stronger.

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