Students and teachers at the Collège Françoise Dupont from Miraculous Ladybug. For tropes pertaining to Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Adrien Agreste, Alya Césaire, Nino Lahiffe, Alix Kubdel, Lê Chiến Kim, Kagami Tsurugi, and Max Kanté, see here. For tropes pertaining to Lila Rossi, see here.
Beware of spoilers!
Adrien and Marinette's class
- A Day in the Limelight:
- Their individual akumatization episodes serve as this; we normally learn a little about their family lives, personalities, or motivations so the akumatization is more understandable.
- Starting in Season 2, we see them undergo Character Development and reveal more about themselves beyond their akumatizations; either they help Marinette and Adrien out with their civilian problems, or they assist Ladybug and Cat Noir because they are in/directly involved with the episodes Akuma.
- Several of them get another episode where they're gifted a Miraculous for a day.
- Disney Death:
- In "Timebreaker", most of the class become victims of Timebreaker as the result of stealing their life energy, which made them freeze then fade from existence. Luckily,after she and Ladybug went back to the past, all of them are back.
- In "Cat Blanc", all of them including the other Parisians become ashen statues as the result of Cat Blanc's Mega Cataclysm in a Bad Future. Thanks to Bunnyx's help, Ladybug was able to fix the timeline, which prevents those events, including Cat Noir's akumatization, to ever happen.
- Heroic Bystander: As of season two, the class as a whole is more active against akumas. Special mentions go to Chloé and Max, who directly save Ladybug and Cat Noir's lives. Season 3 takes this further by having several of them graduate from bystanders to full fledged heroes.
- Opposites Attract: Other than Marinette/Alya and Adrien/Nino, each best friend pair in the class is made up of students who contrast in looks or personality, such as Light Feminine and Dark Feminine Rose and Juleka or Ivan and Mylène's Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl dynamic.
- Shipper on Deck: Most of the girls in the class are 100% rooting for Marinette's crush on Adrien.
- Teens Are Short: Most of them are shorter than the series' average adult. The exception is Ivan, lampshaded in "Reflekta" when the photographer doesn't know where to put him because he's so huge.
- True Companions: Barring Chloé, the class as a whole is a pretty united bunch.
- Unwitting Muggle Friend: Most of them are on good terms with Marinette and Adrien, but nobody seems to have any idea that the two are Ladybug and Cat Noir.
- Wacky Homeroom: The class is relatively close and provides a sense of normalcy to Marinette and Adrien's lives. Each of the students has a distinct design and personality (some based on stereotypes such as Alpha Bitch, Nerd, etc.).
- Weirdness Magnet: The school as a whole seems to be a frequent target for akuma. Besides the class themselves, Jalil (Pharaoh) is Alix's brother, Roger (Rogercop) is Sabrina's father, and Fred (Mime) is Mylène's father. Worth noting that Aurore (Stormy Weather) and Theo (Copycat) are students at the school as well, and Mr. D'argencourt (Darkblade) is the fencing instructor and P.E. coach. Turns out that Hawk Moth is counting on this, due to Chloé's poor attitude being extremely liable to upset people and make them vulnerable to akumatization.
Queen Bee (Chloé Bourgeois)
Akumatized forms: Antibug (Chloé), Queen Wasp (Queen Bee), Miracle Queen (Queen Bee)
The daughter of the Mayor of Paris, she goes to school with Marinette and Adrien. Chloé has a huge, shameless crush on Adrien. As a result, he is possibly the only person in the entire school (make that the entire city) that she treats nicely. Everyone else (especially Marinette and Sabrina, Chloé's "best friend") has suffered from her selfish, vain, domineering, entitled, petty, and selfish attitude. On the other hand, she idolizes Ladybug, and being one of the only friends Adrien had growing up, it has made it difficult for Adrien to so much as confront her about her nasty attitude.
At the end of "Style Queen", she accidentally gets her hands on the Bee Miraculous and temporarily becomes a bee-themed "superhero" named Queen Bee. She becomes a recurring ally for Team Miraculous, but is eventually suspended for publicly admitting her "secret" identity. Hawk Moth takes advantage of her resentment and entitlement to convince her to defect to his side at the end of "Heart Hunter", and she is stripped of the Queen Bee position permanently.
- Aesop Amnesia: Chloé is the type of person who never truly learns her lesson. Just when she starts to feel bad for causing misery and she makes an effort to improve herself, in her next appearance, she goes back to being an insufferable bitch. In the season 3 finale, Ladybug realizes that Chloé will never stop being a horrible person and kicks her off the team.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Chloé when being a Damsel in Distress, after complaining about her hair getting greasy, screams for Ladybug to help her in "Kung Food".
- All Take and No Give: Her friendship with Sabrina in a nutshell, with Chloé as the "take" part of the equation. However, she occasionally subverts this.
- Alpha Bitch: She's catty, petty, mean, and prone to throwing her father's name around to ensure she gets her way. Her outfit is even reminiscent of a bee. It's playing with in that unlike most examples of this trope, she's definitely not popular and pretty much everyone at school hates her for being such a bitch. The only reason she has power over her classmates is because her father is the mayor. When Marinette tries to bluff her way into the hotel where Chloé lives by claiming to be one of her friends, the doorman refuses to admit her on the grounds that Chloé has no friends.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Her attention-seeking ways, using seduction (badly) to get what she wants and ways to overdramatise things are reminiscent of Histrionic Personality Disorder.
- Ambiguously Bi: Although she has a crush on Adrien, she's shown to be very close to Sabrina despite their toxic friendship, and her comment to one of Adrien's Instagram posts might rise some questions as well.◊
- Animal Motifs: Bees — She wears a black-striped shirt with a yellow jacket, her bedroom wallpaper has honeycomb-like designs, and she can be considered a queen bee. Fitting given her fate as the Bee Miraculous holder.
- Anti-Hero: While Chloé Bourgeois is a big fan of Ladybug, her rather toxic personality makes her a very poor hero. This is demonstrated in "Queen Wasp", where she tries becoming a superhero with the Bee Miraculous just so she can impress her aloof, emotionally abusive mother by staging a runaway train catastrophe, putting dozens of people in danger in the process. After a heart to heart from Ladybug she gets significantly better and proves she can be a true heroine in her 2nd and 3rd times as Queen Bee, but she's still the most impulsive and arrogant of the group. She loses the Hero part entirely at the end of season 3.
- Anti-Role Model: She is a textbook example of how not to behave in the earlier seasons, and after her FaceHeel Turn in the season 3 finale.
- Ascended Fangirl: Chloé receives the Bee Miraculous at the end of "Style Queen", albeit by accident. In a later episode, Ladybug chooses Chloé as the one who gets to use the Bee Miraculous of her own volition. It doesn't end well.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Like all miraculouses, the Bee Miraculous was created to use their kwamis to make heroes, its special power "Venom" being able to paralyze one person using the stinger on their spinning-top. In the hands of Chloé Bourgeois however, this is more of a subversion if nothing else, using "Venom" for the first time to paralyze a train conductor to stage a fake catastrophe to stop. The season 3 finale subverts it even further, as after her FaceHeel Turn Chloé is undisputedly a bad person.
- Battle Tops: Uses a trompo as Queen Bee.
- Bat Signal: She installed a Bee Signal on top of her house to let Ladybug know she is available to be a hero.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Implied. In a flashback to her early childhood, Chloé's mother unexpectedly left her. This event greatly saddened her, but at some point, she befriended Adrien who complimented her teddy bear, a gift from her mother. This hints that Adrien is Chloé's main Morality Pet because of the fresh kindness he showed to her after her mother's abandonment.
- Blatant Lies: She enjoys getting her classmates into trouble, and will often accuse them of things she knows they didn't do.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Chloé is a spoiled, rude girl who believes she is entitled to whatever she wants.
- Break the Haughty: She does not take it well when her idol Ladybug refuses to take her advice during a battle and then calls her a liar, which results in her getting akumatized. When Adrien threatens to end their friendship, however, this time, she's outright shocked and sulking.
- Bright Is Not Good: Downplayed. Chloé's main color palette is made of white and yellow, but she is a Spoiled Brat and a remorseless bully instead of being an evil antagonist, at least until the end of Season 3.
- Brutal Honesty: While she is not at all adverse to lying, Chloé is more likely to tell the most blunt and hurtful version of the truth — and that includes what she only believes is the truth.
- The Bully:
- "The Birth of Ladybug Part 1" shows us that Chloé has been bullying Marinette for at least 4 yearsnote ; and this was before Adrien showed up.
- A staggering proportion of akumas can be traced directly back to her, and the whole class knows it. Hell, even Hawk Moth knows it, and once sent out an akuma to simply hang around in Chloé's general vicinity because he knew she was sure to provide him with a suitable victim eventually. Consequently, when a person gets akumatized, their first goal is usually to seek revenge upon Chloé. Laser-Guided Karma? Maybe, but Ladybug always saves her regardless. This is likely at least partially because she doesn't ever do something a sane person would consider worth killing over, but akumatized people are all at least a little crazy.
- Butt-Monkey: She tends to get into a lot of misfortune when Hawk Moth akumatizes someone and, to be fair, it's satisfying to watch.
- Cassandra Truth: When she tries to tell Ladybug where Vanisher's akuma is, Ladybug doesn't listen to her because she wasn't completely honest with her earlier in the episode.
- Catchphrase: "Ridiculous, utterly ridiculous!" Implied in "Style Queen" to have been borrowed from her mother.
- Character Development:
- In "Despair Bear", Chloé puts a little more effort into treating her classmates decently (albeit with ulterior motives). She also shows more courage than she's shown against other akumas.
- In "Zombizou" Chloé owns up to her mistake of forgetting Miss Bustier's birthday and not getting her a present. Also, Chloé sacrifices herself to an akuma to allow Ladybug to defeat the Villain of the Week.
- In "Malediktator", after a disastrous attempt at being a superhero, Chloé creates a video of herself pretending to be Queen Bee and Ladybug. She is laughed out of the class because of it and determines to leave Paris. Later, as a result of the humiliation, she opens up to Ladybug, admitting she knows no one likes her and that she feel useless. Seeing this, Ladybug offers her the Bee Miraculous and a chance to redeem herself...and she shines. Afterwards, Chloé has seemingly Took a Level in Kindness.
- In "Miraculer", she outright negates the akuma and shrugs off the Demonic Possession from Hawk Moth's akuma. You can say whatever you want about her, but in that moment, she was a full-fledged Determinator. She also does something very rare for her when she openly refers to Sabrina as her friend while trying to de-akumatize her.
- In "Ladybug", when Marinette is framed (by Lila) for stealing answers for a test and also Lila's charm, while Chloe doesn't stand up for Marinette, she also doesn't accuse her nor does she take Lila's side, as opposed to when she instantly accused Marinette of stealing from her in "Rogercop" and tried having her expelled. And when a big number of akumas invade the locker room where everyone's at and possess several people, Chloe instantly shields Sabrina from the akumas, further showcasing her genuinely caring for Sabrina.
- In "Heart Hunter" and "Miracle Queen", she proves that character development isn't always for the better. After being suspended from the team due to her identity being public, Hawk Moth convinces her to betray the heroes, and she outs the other temporary Miraculous wielders and cuts ties with Ladybug for good.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: She steals one of Marinette's designs and tries to pass it as her own, not noticing that Marinette had hidden her signature in the design.
- Childhood Friend: Of Adrien. She was one of the few friends he had growing up.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Don't even think of pulling the moves on Adrien. This is almost certainly part of why she actively dislikes Marinette.
- Closet Geek: Chloé adores Ladybug, enough to dress up like her when she is alone in her room. In "Antibug" we find out she runs around her hotel dressed as Ladybug with Sabrina as Cat Noir, pretending to catch one of the butlers they're having pretend to be a villain. In the "Origins" Multi-Part Episode, she also makes references to a person shooting laser beams out of their glasses and turning into a monster when angry, implying she has at least a passing interest in comic superheroes.
- Color Motifs: Yellow, as she is always seen in her trademark yellow sweater and the color can represent anger, which fits Chloé's antagonistic personality.
- Crocodile Tears: She's big on these - the Bad "Bad Acting" type.
- Daddy's Girl: Chloé is doted on by her father and she genuinely loves him.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Chloé has a natural tan with equally blonde hair.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: Chloé Bourgeois is a deconstruction of the Alpha Bitch and Spoiled Brat. Chloé Bourgeois is the rich, beautiful daughter of the Mayor of Paris. Because of her father's authority, she can get away with almost anything. However, unlike most examples of the Alpha Bitch, she's definitely not popular and pretty much everyone at school hates her. She alienates herself from her classmates with her bossy attitude, bullying nature, and how she gets away with it. Unlike the regular Alpha Bitch, who has her own Girl Posse or group of cool friends, she only has two friends, one of whom she treats as a personal slave. The other is only friends with her because of a mix of pity and the fact she was one of his few childhood friends growing up—but even then, there are limits to how much of her crap he'll put up with and at one point he threatens to end their friendship unless she shapes up. The only reason she has any power at all in school is because of her father. Another reason why Chloé is unpopular is her immaturity; being used to getting everything she wants when she wants it, and having her father clean up her messes with no consequences, Chloé has no impulse control at all. Even when it's in her best interest to be a little nice, like to get her classmates to like her or to stop people from being akumatized, she can't stop being cruel for not getting her way.
- Designated Victim: Not surprising considering the very large amount of akumas that were created as a result of her Alpha Bitch tendencies.
- Dub Name Change: In the Slovenian dub, she's Clara Bourgeois.
- Enemy Mine: In "Animaestro", she teams up with her archrival Marinette to sabotage what she thinks is a romantic moment between Adrien and Kagami.
- Entitled Bitch: While she genuinely adores Ladybug (and Chat Noir by extension), she still acts very rude, entitled, and demanding whenever the duo have to protect or rescue her; rudely demands they hurry up whenever she's been targeted by an akumatized victim (that she usually created), complains about rescues she doesn't like, and almost never thanks them afterwards. She also never shows remorse for creating the akumatized victim to begin with (which is often), even when Ladybug calls her out on it, yet feels no shame in demanding Ladybug save her anyway. Her FaceHeel Turn is even caused by this trait, as she feels entitled to the Bee Miraculous and resorts to villainy in order to reclaim it.
- Entitled to Have You: Fitting with her Entitled Bitch attitude, Chloé often refers to Adrien as her "boyfriend" despite Adrien clearly saying he thinks of her as a friend, often invades his personal space despite his obvious discomfort, and threatens any would-be romantic interests to stay away from him.
- FaceHeel Turn: While it's pretty up in the air whether Chloé ever really was a "good" person, she was undoubtedly making progress up until she willingly allows Hawk Moth to akumatize her and turns against the heroes.
- Fallen Hero: Chloé was never a saint by any stretch of the imagination, but she falls very far from grace when she betrays the heroes and exposes them to Hawk Moth. Doesnt help that she is remorseless and continues to act like an Entitled Bitch.
- Fatal Flaw:
- Selfishness. It's what causes a number of akumatizations and why many people don't like her. Even in her debut as Queen Bee, despite wanting to impress her mother, she chose to risk the safety of train passengers so she could rescue them. This and her refusal to return the Bee Miraculous makes Ladybug furiously chase her down to get it back and makes her a laughingstock on the news.
- Entitlement. Her stubborn belief that the Bee Miraculous is hers and hers alone ultimately leads her to betray Ladybug out of frustration, willingly allow herself to be akumatized, reveal the other Miraculous holders' identities, and try to kill Ladybug and Cat, all because she wanted to keep her Miraculous. This costs her the privilege of being Queen Bee permanently.
- Fearless Fool: Unless danger is right in front of her nose, Chloé is blind to her own mortality. Combined with her obsession with Ladybug, Chloé will usually leap into the centre of danger to get close to her idol when the smart thing to do would be running.
- Flat Character: In the first season. While there are some things that are established about her (including her being Childhood Friends with Adrien), most of her screen time is spent with a majority of Jerkass and Lack of Empathy moments with very few exceptions, and we don't actually get any clear Character Development or Hidden Depths in the episodes she appears in. She becomes more of a dynamic character in Seasons 2 and 3.
- To Marinette — Marinette is clumsy and shy when it comes to her crush on Adrien, but she is a good friend and a humble, nice girl; Chloé is vain, rude, and treats her friend Sabrina like a servant, but she is also very straightforward in love. As Queen Bee, she has more than a few similarities to Ladybug. She is a black and Primary-Color Champion with a bug-based Animal-Themed Superbeing whose weapon is a string-drawn toy that allows her to travel via propulsion (her spinning top) and her miraculous can be considered a predominantly feminine accessory (a comb) with a feminine kwami (Pollen). While it is shown that she has improved as a hero in "Malediktator", her moral compass is still much more questionable than Marinette's.
- To Adrien — Both of them are Marinette's wealthy, Dark-Skinned Blonde classmates with a Missing Mom who have some kind of relationship with Marinette. Adrien is a Nice Guy who has had a restrictive life because of his smothering father, he is (unknowingly) in love with Marinette as Ladybug, but even in her civilian ego, he considers her a friend; Chloé is a Spoiled Brat jerkass who has more freedom than is healthy for her due to having an overly doting father; and she absolutely loathes Marinette, with the Origins episodes revealing she bullied Marinette four years prior to the story.
- Every time a new miraculous holder was introduced, Ladybug or Master Fu chose them, they immediately worked alongside Ladybug to stop a catastrophe, and gave their Miraculous back, even Alya with her reluctance. But when Chloé first got the Bee Miraculous, she was never the intended recipient, she used it to create a catastrophe, refused to give it back and was akumatized for it. This hints at Chloés eventual FaceHeel Turn because of her selfishness.
- In "Stormy Weather 2", she makes the declaration of "Once a villain, always a villain!" Her FaceHeel Turn certainly proves that's the case with her, anyway.
- Freudian Excuse: Early in Season 2, it's implied that Chloé needs to be the centre of attention because her mother left when she was little, and she hasn't had emotional growth since. A seeming throwaway line in "Zombizou" supports this even further: Chloé gets surprisingly defensive when Sabrina mentions her mom.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Not one of her classmates genuinely like Chloé due to her bullying nature and how she gets away with it. The only exceptions are Adrien and Sabrina, but even they have their limits with her bratty behavior — Adrien (with more and more Character Development) expresses his dislike over Chloé's personality while Sabrina has moments where she bites back at Chloé. By the end of season 3, most of Paris has come to despise her.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: In Chloé's penthouse, a teddy bear and a giant ladybug can be found on her bed. Her absolute favorite childhood toy is a yellow teddy bear named Mr. Cuddly.
- Glory Hound: As Queen Bee, she's willing to endanger an entire subway train full of civilians so she can get glory as a superhero and impress her mother. Word of God states that Chloe's heroic actions are only for the fame; "She doesn't do good things to be altruistic, but to receive recognition."
- Godzilla Threshold: Becomes this later in Season 3. Because her identity has been blown, Hawk Moth has Mayura ready to steal the Bee Miraculous in case Ladybug asks for her help. Because Ladybug knows this, she only resorts to asking her help when her group is really outmatched.
- Gold Digger: She states in "Dark Cupid" that she likes the fact Adrien is rich. And in "Princess Fragrance", she also hit on Prince Ali, who's wealthy as well. It's a bit odd considering that Chloé herself is already a billionaire.
- Good Feels Good: She confesses to Ladybug that she loved serving a purpose greater than her own whims. It doesn't last.
- Goggles Do Nothing: She always wears sunglasses on top of her head, but she's hardly ever seen actually using them. Averted, however, in "Malidictator" and "Reverser", where she is seen wearing them.
- Hates My Secret Identity: She absolutely loathes Marinette but is a huge fan of Ladybug, at least until she betrays her in the season 3 finale.
- Hate Sink: She is easily the most loathed character on the show. Her actions include stealing someone else's design in a contest, breaking other people's possessions (while blaming everyone else), and using her father's status to get others into trouble. She is also very clingy towards Adrien, who clearly doesn't return her affections. Worst so far is how she treated Kim. After he confessed to her on Valentine's Day, she sent out a picture of him being rejected to everyone in their class for no reason other than to humiliate him. Add this to her nasty treatment of Marinette on a regular basis (revealed in "The Birth of Ladybug Part 1" to have been going on for at least four years), and it's easy to see why she's so hated. This appeared to start changing in the second season onwards when she gets a Freudian Excuse, demonstrates she has some standards, steps up as a more heroic character and Lila quickly demonstrates she is a much greater evil. But she ultimately goes back to being this in the Season 3 finale, when she betrays the heroes and joins Hawk Moth, with official statements confirming that the redemption tease was always a fake-out as Chloé refuses to change her ways.
- Heroic Bystander: Gradually evolves into one. In "Startrain", although she doesn't have a Miraculous, she manages to help out by getting everyone's attention and calmly warning them of the akuma in their midst.
- Heroic Willpower: In "Miraculer", she becomes the first person to ever successfully throw off Hawk Moth's influence.
- Hero with an F in Good: Chloé's arrogance, mixed with her general lack of experience and the fact that she's mostly interested in using her newfound status to win her mother's affection, makes for a pretty terrible superhero. She largely gets over this in "Malediktator" where she becomes much more competent after swallowing her pride, though she's still far from perfect. She loses the "Hero" part completely by the season 3 finale.
- Hidden Depths:
- She finally gets some in "Despair Bear". When her childhood stuffed bear is given to her by her butler, she remembers her childhood as a little girl, where we see her playing with Adrien, being given the teddy bear by her father, watching her mother leave, and crying her eyes out while clutching the teddy close to her. Adrien himself has stated that she can be nice at times, though she probably has trouble showing it.
- "Frightningale" shows that Chloé is a very skilled dancer and gymnast, which she attributes to her father being able to hire very good teachers for her. Had she refrained from her usual clinginess around Adrien (and therefore avoided enraging Marinette), she could have gotten the part, as she was on a level above the other auditionees (not that that's saying much).
- "Malediktator" reveals that she's fully aware that people don't like her and is one of the reasons she wanted to leave Paris with her mother.
- Despite her clingy treatment of him, a few episodes make it clear that Chloé really does care about Adrien and values her friendship with him.
- Hopeless Suitor: She has a crush on Adrien, but he doesn't see her as anything more than a friend. He takes her constant physical affection in stride, but sometimes he is just embarrassed.
- Hotel Hellion: Chloé lives in the luxury hotel her father owns, and often has the staff on his payroll participate in her Ladybug LARPing.
- Hypocrite: While picking on Aurore, she says "Once a villain, always a villain." She conveniently forgets that not only has she herself been akumatized three times by this point, everyone in the conversation other than Marinette has been akumatized at least once.
- Icy Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes and is a spoiled, bullying jerkass.
- I Just Want to Be Special: As shown in "The Queen's Fight," thanks to her abusive mother, Chloé believes deep down that she's an unexceptional person, and all her ploys for attention are desperate attempts to prove she's special. Her desperately wanting to be the hero eventually leads her to join Hawk Moth in order to remain Queen Bee. It ultimately costs her being Queen Bee instead.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Chloé is selfish and narcissistic, but as shown in "Malediktator", her lack of friends aside from Adrien and Sabrina and how everyone on the school hates her makes her feel useless. Over time, however, it's tragically subverted. Chloé did initially want to be a hero alongside Ladybug and felt the need because she was insecure, but her flaws were stronger. Her selfishness, narcissism, and inability to acknowledge her faults or handle rejection poison her insecurities and warp them into entitlement; she should be the only Miraculous Holder. She loses her love for Ladybug when the latter refuses to call on her (to avoid being exploited), and then... well...
- Irony: She adores Ladybug (or at least used to), someone she unknowingly makes miserable on a daily basis at school.
- It's All About Me: She's affronted when other people don't take notice of her and her opinions. It's what ultimately has her join forces with Hawk Moth, when Ladybug won't give her back the Bee Miraculous for a while.
- Jerkass: She's a spoiled, spiteful bully.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Despite all the chances she's had to redeem herself, Chloé ultimately remains a self-centered bully and makes a FaceHeel Turn and sides with Hawk Moth so that she can be the hero.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- While having Alya suspended in "Lady Wifi" was clearly overkill, Alya did take a photo of her locker without her permission.
- During the battle against Vanisher, she turns out to be correct when she tells Ladybug the location of Vanisher's akuma, but Ladybug ignores her.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: While she was always a mean, selfish Alpha Bitch, she seems to slowly get better in Season 2. Then she betrays the other heroes by revealing the identities of the temporary Miraculous Holders and joining Hawk Moth at the end of Season 3.
- Karma Houdini: While she's often the butt of jokes caused by the Akuma, she's seemingly never been punished by the school for her often downright malicious actions. This is somewhat justified by the fact that she's the mayor's daughter and throws his position around in order to get her way. One particularly egregious example includes her getting caught stealing Marinette's hat design red-handed, by one of the few people who have enough influence to not be intimidated by the mayor, Adrien's father. She also never gets punished for falsely accusing Marinette for stealing her bracelet and attempting to have her arrested, despite a police officer who nearly got fired because of her antics discovering the bracelet in her purse later on. The most egregious instance is in "Queen Wasp", where she gets away with paralyzing a subway driver, endangering dozens of innocent lives, just so she can play hero. "Despair Bear" kinda subverts this, however, when Chloé goes too far and makes a prank call to the fire department because Marinette and her dad were the center of attention, resulting in Adrien threatening to end their friendship.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: After her FaceHeel Turn in the season 3 finale, Chloe loses the Queen Bee position permanently and finds that since her parents have reconciled, she's stuck in Paris, where most of the people she knows have come to despise her.
- Kiddie Kid: With her spoiled attitude, bad temper, and lack of any work ethic, Chloé acts more like a kindergartener than a middle schooler. This is especially prominent in the episode "Despair Bear," where she cuddles with her childhood teddy bear and sucks her thumb when Adrien threatens to stop being her friend.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Very downplayed, but "Despair Bear" and "Zombizou" show that she does have a heart very deep down, sowing the seeds for this trope, as does her later heroic stint as Queen Bee. Subverted hard by the end of Season 3, where she's revealed to be a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk.
- Mean Boss: Her nastiness is only compounded by how poorly she treats the help; "Despair Bear" reveals that she doesn't even care to learn her butler's name even if he's been around since her childhood.
- Meaningful Name: "Bourgeois" is a French word used to designate a well-off person. Nowadays, it's often used with a pejorative connotation, implying that the person is arrogant and scorns others because of his/her wealth. Fitting for an Alpha Bitch.
- Moral Myopia: Chloé does appear to understand the difference between right and wrong...when it applies to other people. Applied to herself, Chloé's ethics diminish into "Bad and Good for Me." Justified because it is implied Chloé has been raised to believe that the wealthy and powerful are Above Good and Evil.
- Narcissist: She's obsessed with looking good, but this unfortunately doesn't extend to caring that she's hurting other people in the process. Hell, her idea of an art masterpiece is a selfie collage about herself.
- Never My Fault:
- She tends to be the cause of so many of her classmates getting Akumatized. These include mocking Nathaniel for having a crush on Marinette, cruelly rejecting Kim's love confession then filming his humiliation and dropping Alix's family heirloom. Granted, that last one was an accident, but she refuses to apologize for any of those scenarios, since in her view she did nothing wrong.
- Finally averted at the end of "Zombizou", where she admits to forgetting Miss Bustier's birthday and sabotaging Marinette's gift out of jealousy.
- While it takes some prodding from Ladybug, she also averts it in "Malediktator", admitting that she was to blame for her father's akumatization.
- Taken to egregious levels when she grows impatient about receiving the Bee Miraculous, willingly sides with Hawk Moth to get it, and ruins all the other temporary heroes chances of returning in the process. She refuses to acknowledge that she willingly outed herself to the public (even if to impress her mother), which allowed her to be exploited and left her loved ones endangered. She views it as Ladybug betraying her, when in reality Ladybug is trying to protect her and it's entirely Chloés own fault shes never going to be Queen Bee again.
- Nobody Touches the Hair: Chloé is extremely protective of her blonde locks, to the point that her idea of a worst case scenario is a bad hair day. Just to put it into perspective, she lives in a world where magical supervillains are real. And a large majority of them have a personal grudge against her specifically.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She can get very clingy, especially with Adrien.
- No Social Skills: It's easy to miss because she is a villainous example, but having "throw your weight around" as her hammer and an inability to recognize social cues all display that Chloé has no idea how to interact with real people.
- Only Friend:
- Was this to Adrien before he started attending public school. This is the main reason—if not the only reason—why he still maintains a friendship with her, despite often being disgusted by her behavior. Him threatening to end it after she makes a prank call to the fire department actually leaves her speechless, and causes her to try and be nice to people in an effort to fix it.
- She states that she's this to Sabrina, saying that if it weren't for her, Sabrina would have no friends at all, which is probably why the latter allows herself to be treated as a servant. In reality, the deeply toxic nature of their relationship is why Sabrina is socially isolated.
- OOC Is Serious Business:
- Played straight in "The Collector", as Chloé cries for the first time when Gabriel threatens to take Adrien away from school.
- Downplayed, but the fact she actually goes out of her way to try and be nice to others so as to repair the relationship between her and Adrien tells you how much she values it.
- She shields Sabrina from the akuma in Lady Bug. It's both an indicator of how dire she realizes the situation is, it's one of the rare times she does a genuinely heroic thing with no expectation of attention.
- Out of Focus: In the first half of Season 2; she does get some much-needed Character Development in "Despair Bear," but that's followed by a long stretch of episodes in which she's barely present.
- Pet the Dog: She shields Sabrina from the akuma in Lady Bug, it's one of the rare times she does a genuinely selfless deed.
- The Paralyzer: As Queen Bee, her special power is Venom, which allows her to temporary paralyze a person. As Queen Wasp, this power is enhanced by having her control a swarm of wasps instead of just using her weapon and she can use it multiple times instead of just once.
- Picky Eater: Refuses to touch any food considered "common."
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Makes a few racist statements in "Kung Food".
- The Poorly Chosen One: While she's a competent enough fighter, her massive ego and desire for attention lead her to blow her identity, making it too dangerous to both her and the Bee Miraculous to continue letting her be Queen Bee. She outright turns coat in order to keep the Bee Miraculous for herself.
- Prophetic Names: Chloé's name comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning "sprout." The ultimate fate of a sprout is to bloom and grow into a plant, foreshadowing her Character Development from a puerile bully to a hero.
- Punny Name: Chloé - a stuck up, arrogant jerkass who frequently uses the privilege of her social status to get out of trouble - has the surname "Bourgeois."
- Rage Quit: She attempts to do this at the end of season 3 after being clearly outed as a turncoat to Hawkmoth's side, claiming she will go join her mother in New York to get away from Ladybug... Only to find her mother isn't going back to New York as she's rekindled her relationship with her husband, the Mayor. Chloe is pissed at this, to say the least.
- Reality Ensues: Just because someone is given superpowers, admires a superhero, and wants to fight alongside them, doesnt automatically mean theyre the best candidate or that theyll change for the better because of it. Chloé might admire Ladybug and loves/is efficient at being Queen Bee, but her reasons for her heroism are only for glory and attention, and besides that she is an unrepentant jerkass and bully who refuses to accept responsibility; giving her superpowers wouldnt encourage her to change much anyway. So its no surprise she jumps ship to join Hawk Moth once shes permanently offered the Bee Miraculous, much less surprising when shes expelled for good once her betrayal is discovered.
- Recurring Boss: She's been akumatized as the main villain of three separate episodes: as Antibug, Queen Wasp, and Miracle Queen.
- Refused by the Call: Chloé was never meant to receive the Bee Miraculous, but discovered it when Ladybug dropped it in "Style Queen". In the follow-up episode "Queen Wasp", she reveals her identity as a Miraculous-wielder by transforming in public. While Ladybug lends it back for temporary use in "Malediktator" and "Heroes Day", "Miraculer" reveals that the heroes have agreed that Chloe's lack of a Secret Identity has made her and her loved ones a target for the villains, and they basically bar her from the team. Chloe doesn't take this well upon being told, leading her to make a FaceHeel Turn in order to remain Queen Bee.
- Reluctant Retiree: She resents her unwanted retirement so much that she even joins Hawk Moth when he offers her "her" Bee Miraculous. As a consequence she loses it for good.
- The Resenter: Ladybug continues to ignore Chloé's offers to help, since using her as hero could risk Chloé being exploited by the villains (which is indeed Hawk Moth's plan). Overtime, Chloé grows more and more frustrated. When Ladybug finally makes it clear that it would be to dangerous for her to become Queen Bee again she alienates her so much that she even rips her photo with Ladybug apart and declares that she doesn't want to play as Ladybug anymore. In the end her anger becomes so great that she betrays Ladybug and joins Hawk Moth.
- Rich Bitch: Her father is the mayor of Paris as well as a prominent hotelier, and she treats all her peers as if they are beneath her.
- Royal Brat: While she's not actual royalty, her father is the mayor of Paris, so she is often referred to as a princess. And she's as bratty as they come.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Chloé is the mayor's daughter, and gleefully exploits this fact to its fullest potential.
- Secret Identity:
- Defied Trope. She proudly proclaims to the world that she is Queen Bee the second she gets a chance. Nadja even lampshades it by noting her "not-so-secret identity".
- This actually gets her in trouble in Miraculer. With her identity being public knowledge, Hawk Moth and Mayura are able to plan around her insecurities by sending Lila in to make her vulnerable to being Akumatized. It is noted at the end of the episode that letting her continue to be Queen Bee is probably too much of a gamble.
- Security Blanket: Mr Cuddly, her favorite teddy bear. As a child, she used to hug it whenever she felt upset or sad. Even now, the plushie still means a lot to her, though she's understandably embarrassed when her classmates find out.
- Selective Obliviousness: Despite her callous Alpha Bitch attitude, it is implied that Chloé keeps insisting that "everyone just loves her" in "Evillustrator" (and again in "Antibug") because she genuinely believes it. Eventually subverted in "Malediktator" where she admits that she's aware that nobody likes her and wants to leave Paris because of it.
- Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: She'll tell anyone that's listening that Adrien is her boyfriend, even when Adrien himself doesn't agree.
- Smug Super: As Queen Bee and Queen Wasp, her Alpha Bitch personality remains intact, to the point where she considers herself better than Ladybug and Cat Noir, despite the latter two having a better superheroing track record. In "Miraculer", her pride as a superhero is so great it causes her to resist Hawk Moth's attempt to akumatize her.
- Skewed Priorities: When about to be boiled alive in "Kung Food," she complains about her hair and clothes becoming greasy. Lampshaded when Kung Food tells her it's the least of her worries.
- Spoiled Brat: She's very used to getting her way because of her father's influence, and is prone to throwing tantrums or doing petty things if she doesn't. Hawk Moth takes advantage of this in the season 3 finale to turn her over to his side.
- Stupid Evil: Downplayed by the evil part (before her FaceHeel Turn), and played completely straight by the stupid part. She's a jerkass whose constant acts of petty spite and cruelty have gotten more people akumatized than any one person, yet she never changes her ways even out of self-preservation.
- Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed at first. While she's not evil, Chloé is the only jerkass student (if not with Sabrina) in the class. She's also this with the heroes, being the "Token Jerkass Teammate" to their Ideal Heroes. It's both played straight and dropped after the season 3 finale, in which she becomes a full on villain but is also ousted from the team.
- Took a Level in Badass: In "Despair Bear", she actually helps Ladybug take down the akuma instead of running in fear. Ladybug even refers to her as her and Cat's sidekick. She even saves saves Ladybug from being hit by a Cataclysm from a mind-controlled Cat Noir, by grabbing Cat's belt and pulling him back at exactly the right moment. She eventually becomes even more so upon getting her hands on the Bee Miraculous.
- Trademark Favorite Food: It has been mentioned more than once that Chloé likes sushi.
- Tragic Keepsake: Downplayed. Her bee-colored, diamond-eyed teddy bear from when she was a toddler and from back when her mother was still around. However, her mother isn't dead, just very neglectful, making a Chloé a "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl.
- Tsundere: She is a cold-hearted bitch most of the time but "Zombizou" proves that Chloé actually does have a heart after all — she's just very selective about who she shows her softer side to (aside from Adrien and possibly Sabrina). It's strongly implied that this is connected to her Missing Mom.
- The Unchosen One: Unlike Alya and Nino, Chloé was not originally chosen by Ladybug to receive her Miraculous, and just happened to stumble upon it after it was knocked out of Ladybug's hands. Eventually graduates out of this, when Ladybug decides to give her another chance. Ultimately it's subverted, as she proves she has no right to wield the Miraculous after she betrays the group.
- Ungrateful Bastard: She cares little for the fact that Sabrina has been following her every order since elementary school and still treats the other girl like her servant. In "Kung Food" Chloé complains that Ladybug took too long to rescue her and threatens to tell everyone. Ladybug roughly drops her with a sarcastic "Oops" in retaliation.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She is such a mean person that she is often the cause of somebody else turning into an akuma. This is to the point that when Hawk Moth learns in "Despair Bear" that she's inviting all her classmates to a party so she can prove how nice she is, he sends an akuma in advance, knowing full well she'll make someone vulnerable to it. It does inevitably happen, but since Chloé is actually trying to be nice for once, Hawk Moth gets frustrated that it's taking longer than usual.
- Upper-Class Twit: Despite her father's money and influence, Chloé has very little in the way of social tact or work ethic. Sabrina has done all her homework since they were in elementary and her father's influence usually cleans up any mess she makes.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The reason Adrien can't truly push her away. When they were children, she became one of his first friends after she reached out to him with genuine kindness and the memory of it is strong enough for him that he wishes to maintain their bond even if it's become somewhat twisted on her end.
- Wealth's in a Name: She's a Rich Bitch, and her surname "Bourgeois" is a term used for the snobby, apathetic middle class.
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Common among children when one parent leaves, Chloé idolizes her mother even though Audrey abandoned her, and is so desperate for her approval that she would reveal herself to be Queen Bee. Not earning Audrey's approval is enough to cause Chloé to become akumatized again.
Akumatized forms: Vanisher, Miraculer
A soft-spoken classmate of Adrien and Marinette, and Chloé's "best friend". Sometimes she's Chloé's aider and abetter in wicked schemes, other times she's the first and worst victim of Chloé's meanness.
- Ambiguously Bi: She has a toxic yet very close relationship with Chloé, yet shows interest in an American boy during the New York special.
- Beta Bitch: To Chloé's Alpha Bitch. Whenever Chloé comes up with one of her mean deeds, Sabrina is usually the one who does the dirty work while Chloé paints her nails or fixes her hairdo.
- Daddy's Girl: Sabrina has a close relationship with her father.
- Depending on the Writer: In some episodes, Sabrina comes off as an extremely docile but nice girl, while in others she is shown to have a mean streak.
- The Dog Bites Back:
- In "Evillustrator", after some encouragement from Marinette, Sabrina finally confronts Chloé about how badly she treats her. Sadly, old habits are hard to break, and Sabrina ends up forgiving Chloé.
- In "Antibug", Chloé spurns Sabrina when she accidentally embarrasses her in front of Jagged Stone, pretending Sabrina is invisible. This allows Hawk Moth to corrupt Sabrina and turn her into the Vanisher, whereupon Sabrina uses her new power to torment Chloé.
- Dramatic Irony: Part of the reason Sabrina is so loyal to Chloé and lets her treat her as a slave is because without Chloé she would not have any other friends. But it's clear to the viewer it's the other way around, and if their friendship ends Chloé would be the one without friends and Sabrina would probably be able to befriend her classmates.
- Extreme Doormat: She has been doing Chloé's homework for her, and generally obeying her every order, since they were in Elementary School.
- Foil: To Adrien — Both are the only two individuals who consider Chloé a friend among their peers, but act quite passively in regards to her mean behavior, fearing the loss of the only friendship they've ever had. Adrien is practically doted on by Chloé because of her crush on him, thus acting as her Morality Pet, and after some Character Development on his part, he begins to call her out on her behavior. Sabrina is more like Chloé's servant than friend, as the latter hardly ever shows her loyal "friend" any kindness outside of the rare occasion, and while Sabrina has hurt Chloé in retaliation for her cruelty, she goes right back to being Chloé's doormat "friend".
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Downplayed. She wears glasses and is not a villain and (depending) on the episode, she is actually a Nice Girl or can show a mean streak in her similar to her "best friend's".
- Friendship Trinket: A brooch Chloé gave her means the world to her, and when Chloé tells her their friendship is over, it's what the akuma possesses to turn her into Vanisher.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Her resemblance to her English voice actress Marieve Herington is quite striking.
- Innocent Beta Bitch: Atleast in the earlier episodes. She was a Nice Girl who gets disrespected and bossed around by Chloe.
- Meganekko: To emphasize her quietness and intelligence, she wears glasses.
- Nerd: Subverted, although she has the look and outfit of one, she's the Beta Bitch. Between her and Chloé, however, Sabrina is by far the more book-smart and diligent one.
- Never Bareheaded: Always a white hairband in her hair.
- Only Friend: Is this for Chloé.
- Punny Name: The name Sabrina Raincomprix is pronounced similarly to the French "Sabri n'a rien compris", or "Sabri didn't understand anything", alluding to how Chloé manipulates her.
- Shipper on Deck: Sabrina supports Chloé's affections towards Adrien.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Sabrina wears glasses, and between her and Chloé, she's the academically smarter.
- Tights Under Shorts: Wears black tights under blue jean shorts.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Earlier in the series she was a mostly Nice Girl who simply went along with Chloé's schemes because she was her Only Friend and likely out of fear of her as well, but later episodes depict her as willingly going along with them and behaving more hostilely towards others.
- Undying Loyalty: Deconstructed. Out of all their classmates, Sabrina is staunchly loyal to Chloé. However, their relationship is proven to be nothing but unhealthy, as Sabrina is shown to be an Extreme Doormat because of this and going along with whatever selfish scheme or cruel action Chloé does...which means that if Chloé ever does end their friendship, Sabrina won't have any other friends because of her loyalty to Chloé.
- Yes-Man: Sabrina basically agrees with everything Chloé says.
Akumatized form: Stoneheart
Ivan seems tough but actually has trouble expressing his feelings. He is in a relationship with Mylène.
- All Drummers Are Animals: Averted. Ivan is the drummer for Kitty Section, but he's a Gentle Giant.
- Amazon Chaser: Implied. The translation for his love letter to Mylène in "Stoneheart" had these specific lines in them:"Stronger than oak, for others you fight..."
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Ivan has the biggest eyebrows of his peers.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: He comes off as the typical tough guy, but is kind and gentle with Mylène. When the Horrificator attacks, he's shown protecting and comforting his classmates from the akuma. Hawk Moth even lampshades how sensitive he actually is in the origins episode.
- Cannot Spit It Out: In the origins episode, he gets akumatized because he has trouble confessing his feelings for Mylène.
- Dreadful Musician: His attempt to confess to Mylène through song fails because his singing comes across as unintelligible screaming. However, in "Captain Hardrock", he proves to be a reasonably skilled drummer.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Dresses in black and is almost always a Perpetual Frowner, but is one of the nicest in the class.
- Face of a Thug: He generally looks like a typical tough guy, is a Perpetual Frowner, has dyed hair and usually wears a black shirt, but he is actually a fairly gentle and easygoing person most of the time.
- Gentle Giant: He's by far the largest in the class, but is usually quiet and gentle unless provoked. In his own webisode Marinette even calls him one.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Mylène is practically half Ivan's height.
- Multicolored Hair: His hair black, except for a tuft of long, dyed blond hair above his forehead.
- Nice Guy: He may look intimidating, but he has a tender heart.
- Opposites Attract: He's a surly Perpetual Frowner while Mylène is gentle and caring.
- Perpetual Frowner: He seems to be always scowling, except around Mylène.
- Relationship Upgrade: At the end of "Stoneheart", him and Mylène.
- Youthful Freckles: He has some freckles on his nose and cheeks, emphasizing that, despite his height, Ivan is still a teenager.
Akumatized form: Reflekta
A shy girl who has trouble expressing herself. She is good friends with Rose.
- Admiring the Abomination: While the rest of her classmates are running away in fear, Juleka has only this to say about the Horrificator: "Awesome.". It's the first indication that the Horrificator shrinks in the face of fearlessness.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Subverted. She's the tallest of the girls in the class, has a quiet, introverted demeanor, and has very long dark hair and pale skin. However, she's quite a shy and awkward (albeit kind) person.
- Ambiguously Gay: Starting in Season 2, the show has piled on extremely blatant subtext that she and Rose are a couple.
- The ambiguousness is turned Up to Eleven in "Reflekdoll", when Rose gives Juleka a kiss on the cheek, causing her to smile... which is then later counteracted by Reflekta calling Rose her "BFF" and trying to zap her so they can be "like twin sisters".
- Badass Bystander: If her quote to Befana: "Marinette is cool, so don't touch her." is a clue.
- Band of Relatives: She is the bassist for Kitty Section, while her brother Luka plays guitar in the band. In the group's first appearance, both Couffaine siblings played guitar.
- Break the Cutie: In "Reflekta", after Chloé and Sabrina pulled a nasty trick on her during Picture Day. She's so distraught that not only she refuses Rose's support, but she also runs to the park to cry alone after declaring herself invisible.
- Cry Cute: After Chloé and Sabrina lock her in the bathroom during Picture Day in "Reflekta".
- Dark Is Not Evil: Juleka is quiet, prefers to dress in black clothing, and is a Nice Girl.
- Emo Teen: She's shy, insecure and prone to tearful sulking when she's upset.
- Family Theme Naming: Like her mother and brother, her name ends in "-ka".
- Fingerless Gloves: She wears black fingerless lace gloves that have a diamond pattern design and end halfway up the forearm.
- Freak Out: Poor Juleka ends up having a panic attack in "Reflekdoll", due to how nervous she is to for the public photo-shoot.
- Goth: Her fashion style.
- Hidden Depths: "Reflekdoll" reveals that despite her shy nature, Juleka wants to become a model someday.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Tallest female student at Collège Françoise Dupont, and taller than most male ones.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Dark feminine to her friend Rose's light. While Juleka is not particularly "devilish", she's still the introverted and aloof of the duo, and favors darker, gothic clothing. Note how it is inverted in their respective akumatized forms: Juleka gets a bright and colorful Rose-ish look whereas Rose gets an elegant dark/gothic (and more "Julekan") look. Looks like each of them secretly wants to be the other one, hence their friendship.
- Like Mother Unlike Daughter: Her mother Anarka is a headstrong and outgoing woman, the polar opposite of Juleka's shy and soft-spoken personality.
- Multicolored Hair: Has long dark hair with purple streaks.
- Nerves of Steel: At least when it comes to fear. Juleka is very shy, but she doesn't get scared easy, which helps Ladybug save everyone from Horrificator and keeps her from getting akumatized when Hawk Moth tries to terrify the city in "Catalyst".
- Nice Girl: A soft-spoken, timid girl who likes to be friends with everyone.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She is actually amazed by Mylène being turned into Horrificator, simply saying "Awesome." when seeing her. She also said that Ivan's transformation into Stoneheart was "so cool".
- Peek-a-Bangs: Has long bangs that cover one of her eyes, to indicate her goth personality and shyness.
- Perky Goth: Downplayed; her fashion style is Goth, and her personality is a blend of shy and awkward with a kind side.
- Punny Name: Her last name sounds like "coffin." Appearance-wise, she's a goth. This might be an accidental pun for English viewers as her name stays unchanged from the French version where the pun is more obvious, refering to "acouphène" (French word for "tinnitus"). The French pun less straightforwardly evokes the character, though it keeps being accurate due to the fact Juleka is part of a band and tends to mumble, so that her voice sometimes sounds like a sort of tinnitus. Probably explains why the other members of her family's firstnames also end in "a" to keep the pun.
- The Quiet One: Shares this role with Nathaniel. Juleka is exceedingly shy and has trouble voicing out her concerns.
- Those Two Guys: With Rose.
- Rapunzel Hair: She has long hair that reaches to her waist.
- The Rock Star: She's one of the two guitarists of the band "Kitty Section", and practices guitar during Art Class.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted; Juleka's eyes are deep red, and she is nothing but nice.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The timid, diffident blue to Roses outgoing, hyperactive red
- Shrinking Violet: Is stated to be shy and seems to have trouble telling Marinette her complaints while the latter is running for class president.
Akumatized form: Horrificator
A kind girl who is easily scared. She is in a relationship with Ivan.
- Big Beautiful Woman: She's a chubby young girl who is also quite adorable and friendly. Ivan likes her enough that they're now in a relationship.
- Curtains Match the Windows: Downplayed. She's a blonde with golden-brown eyes.
- Daddy's Girl: She's very close with her father, Fred, and is very proud of his acting.
- Dub Name Change: Her name is changed to "Milena" in the Serbian dub.
- Face Your Fears: Her arc in her episode is about becoming less of a coward and learning to stand up for herself.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Downplayed. She's a natural blond with some of her braids being colored pink, blue, and green. She's still a sweetheart.
- Hidden Depths: In her own webisode, Mylène reveals she has an interest in politics and wants to make Paris a better place for the people.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Mylène is practically half Ivan's height. She's also this with her dad, who's tall and lanky.
- Lovable Coward: Deconstructed. In her spotlight episode, Mylène has shown to be scared by anything she perceives as scary. And while her plight is sympathetic, Chloé makes a valid point that Mylène getting scared too easily is only hampering their class from finishing their project, putting all their grades at risk.
- Multicolored Hair: Some of the braids in her hair are pink, blue, and green.
- Nice Girl: She has a cordial personality.
- Only Sane Man: In "Gigantitan", she asks why Marinette needs an unnecessarily complicated plan to win over Adrien when she could just ask him out. The rest of the girls just laugh. Shockingly, the plan fails.
- Relationship Upgrade: At the end of "Stoneheart", her and Ivan.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Mylène has romantic affections for the sweet and sensitive Ivan.
Akumatized form: Evillustrator
A shy artist who harbors a crush on Marinette (and in season 2, on Ladybug). However, he becomes close friends with Marc Anciel at the end of "Reverser".
- Ambiguously Bi:
- Although he has a crush on Marinette (and later on Ladybug), by the end of "Reverser", he becomes friends with Marc Anciel... who's easily flustered in his presence, and whom he seems to reciprocate the feelings.
- He can be seen alongside Marc in "Frozer" (when Adrien is looking the nearby couples in the school) and "Mayura" (during the picnic at the end of the episode).
- Ambiguously Jewish: Going by his surname and his noticeable absence from the Christmas special (most of the rest of the class showing up at the Agreste mansion for Christmas dinner).
- Be Careful What You Wish For: He dreams of becoming a superhero who can save Marinette from the many villains plaguing Paris. His akuma form's appearance and powers are identical to the superhero persona he made for himself.
- Berserk Button: Being mocked over his crush or getting his romantic hopes up (Chloé mocking his crush on Marinette got him akumatized in the first place, Marinette pretending to go on a date with him in "Evillustrator," and believing Marc and Marinette led him to think Ladybug liked him in "Reverser") tends to turn the normally nice, shy, quiet Nathaniel real mean real quick.
- Birds of a Feather: He and Marc are both nice, shy, quiet, introverted artists.
- A Birthday, Not a Break: Like Alix, he gets akumatized on his birthday.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Fellow art classmate Marc has feelings for him.
- Fan Art: Makes this of himself and Marinette.
- Fiery Redhead: Inverted. His hair is a deep red, but he's one of the quietest and shyest characters.
- Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": His comics have shades of this, given that they center on the exploits of Ladybug (who he is implied to have a crush on) and his Self-Insert superhero Mightillustrator.
- Hopeless Suitor: He's in love with Marinette. Needless to say, she doesn't reciprocate. The ending of "Evillustrator" and "Reverser" imply that his affections have moved to Ladybug, who is...still Marinette and still unlikely to return his feelings.
- In-Universe Nickname: "Nath", as shown in "Reverser".
- Jerkass Ball: In "Reverser", Nathaniel reacts very poorly when he finds out the "mysterious writer" he was set to meet was not the person he expected, mistaking the situation for a prank at his expense. He is usually a nice boy, even other times when people mocked him, he simply left rather than lash out at the other person. Though he does have a track record of reacting badly when he thinks someone is mocking his crush (Chloé) or getting his romantic hopes up (Marinette), as seen in "Evillustrator."
- Meaningful Name: The "Kurtz-" part of his last name is a Jewish surname meaning "short in height" — which is fitting since he's tinier than most of his classmates.
- Mr. Imagination: He's rather dreamy, and fantasizes about being a superhero and saving a swooning Marinette from villains.
- Named After Somebody Famous: His last name is a homage to Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg), innovative comic book artist who created various characters for Marvel and DC.
- Opposites Attract: A platonic version. Since they both love art, Alix is one of his closest friends. But she prefers street art while comics are more his taste.
- Peek-a-Bangs: His hair covers his right eye and is of the "shy and demure" variety.
- Pretty Boy: Not as dashing as Adrien, but he still has rather fine facial features.
- The Quiet One: Shares this role with Juleka. Nathaniel doesn't speak much, preferring to express himself through art.
- Those Two Guys: With Marc.
- Shrinking Violet: And like most male examples is treated as a bit of a Butt-Monkey, which is what leads him into getting akumatized.
- Shout-Out: The logo on his shirt is based on that of the band Magma, which creator Thomas Astruc and art director Nathanaël Bronn are fans of.
- Tiny School Boy: He's noticeably tinier than the majority of his classmates, to the point that Miss Mendeleiev is able to lift him with one hand.
- Twofer Token Minority: Jewish + Ambiguously Bi.
- Tuckerization: His name is an homage to Nathanaël Bronn, chief art director of the show.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Considers himself the real hero while Chloé is the villain. He's wrong on both counts.
Akumatized form: Princess Fragrance
A friendly girl with a heart of gold.
- All-Loving Hero: Rose has an optimistic, happy attitude and cares for everyone around her, offering any help to them when she can.
- Ambiguously Bi: Starting in Season 2, the show has piled on extremely blatant subtext that she and Juleka are a couple. Unlike Juleka, however, it's definitely confirmed that she likes guys too (just ask Prince Ali).
- Boyish Short Hair: Inverted. Rose has the shortest hair of her female peers but is the most girly of them all.
- Celeb Crush: She has a huge one on Prince Ali, and it's the reason she's akumatized.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: Her high-pitched voice can become very shrill when she is excited, especially as Princess Fragrance.
- Dub Name Change: In the Latin American dub, Rose's name is Rosita.
- Genki Girl: Shes endlessly cheerful and optimistic.
- Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: See that cheery and pink-wearing girl on the page image? She's the lead singer of a rock band.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Rose is the sweet, cute, and girly flavor of blonde.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: While not the only blue-eyed character, her eyes are especially large and baby-blue. She's shown to be an innocent romantic.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: She is the light to Juleka's dark. Rose is sweet and bubbly. Even her outfit has cute angel wings! Note how it is inverted in their respective akumatized forms: Juleka gets a bright and colorful Rose-ish look whereas Rose gets an elegant dark/gothic (and more "Julekan") look. Looks like each of them secretly wants to be the other one, hence their friendship.
- Light Is Good: Wears bright clothing like Chloé but unlike her schoolmate, Rose is a total sweetheart.
- Meaningful Name: Her name "Rose" ("pink" in French) reflects both her signature color and romantic personality.
- Nice Girl: Seems to be the sweetest, kindest, and most naive student in the class.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Rose's unflinching idealism has backfired on her at times.
- In "Timebreaker", she tries to help Timebreaker after she falls and fakes being injured. Rose gets her energy stolen and is erased from existence for her efforts. Fortunately, Ladybug is around to save the day and bring her back.
- In "Zombizou", she leaves the safety of the bus to save Chloé from the mob of love zombies, only to be infected herself.
- Only Sane Man: In "Gigantitan", if her facial expression is any indication, she is the only one in Operation: Secret Garden that sees there is something wrong with having somebody codenamed "Rose" even if she can't quite put her finger on the problem.
- Pink Means Feminine: Due to the show's Limited Wardrobe animation, Rose is always seen wearing an all-pink outfit. She also wants to change the classroom's wooden chairs for cute pink sofas. Appropriately, "rose" in French also means "pink" in addition to the flower.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The bubbly, excited red to Julekas shy, fragile blue.
- Shipper on Deck: A few season two episodes show her supporting Marinette's crush on Adrien.
- Singing Voice Dissonance: Uses her best death metal growl as the vocalist for Kitty Section. Of course, her best is still higher-pitched than the normal speaking voices of some of the other girls, but it's still a far cry from her own speaking voice.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Why does Rose have such a huge crush on Prince Ali? Because he has a heart of gold.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: She is the most idealistic student in the class, so it's easy to see why she would get so swept away with the idea of Prince Ali.
- Those Two Guys: With Juleka.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Practically Textbook, and the other half of the equation that gets her akumatized since she apparently thinks she can trust Chloé to deliver her love letter to Prince Ali. She's crushed when Chloé tears the letter up in front of her.
Akumatized form: Stormy Weather
One of the finalists for KIDZ+'s Miss Weather Forecaster contest. She is a student in Ms. Mendeleiev's class.
- Fangirl: In some of her recurring appearances, she is seen fangirling over Adrien.
- Girlish Pigtails: She's a girly teenager, so these are present in her design.
- Hopeless Suitor: She has a crush and/or attraction to Adrien, but given his intense interest in Ladybug, the feelings won't be returned.
- Parasol of Prettiness: She carries a parasol to the contest, to complement her image as a weather girl.
- Pride: Aurore is quite prideful and because of her arrogance she becomes upset when Mireille wins against her.
- Punny Name: "Aurore Beauréal" is a pun on the aurora borealis, an electromagnetic phenomenon that causes waves of colorful light to appear in the sky.
- Recurring Extra: Less so than Théo, but in later episodes Aurore sometimes appears as a student at Marinette and Adrien's school.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In "Stormy Weather 2", Chloé is picking on her when Marinette and co. rush to the rescue. Aurore promptly takes the opportunity to "nope" right out of the conversation.
- Sore Loser: Downplayed. Aurore is visibly upset over losing the contest, but she just runs off the set and rants to herself rather than get violent or snippy to Mireille.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: "Ikari Gozen" has her and Mireille host a show together.
One of the finalists for and winner of the KIDZ+'s Miss Weather Forecaster contest. She is a student in Ms. Mendeleiev's class.
- Ambiguously Brown: She appears to be of Asian descent.
- Fangirl: Yet another member of Adrien's fanclub. She's the one hugging Adrien's new poster in Dark Cupid.
- Hopeless Suitor: Like Aurore, she has a crush and/or attraction on Adrien, but it obviously won't be reciprocated.
- Recurring Extra: Like her classmate Aurore, Mireille is often used as filler in crowd scenes.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has dark blue hair. If she didn't dye it, it's probably a case of Hair Color Dissonance.
Akumatized form: Magician of Misfortune
A student in Ms. Mendeleiev's class.
- Loony Fan: Part of the mob following Adrien everywhere in the beginning of "Gorizilla".
- Noodle Incident: At some point before "Princess Fragrance", he was akumatized and wanted to make the Eiffel Tower disappear.
- Recurring Extra: Jean's character model is often used as a background character.
- Suddenly Voiced: After having no lines for a season and a half, he finally speaks in "Gorizilla".
Akumatized form: Reverser
An aspiring and shy writer who joins the school's Art Class. He seemingly has feelings for fellow art classmate Nathaniel, which he seems to reciprocate after the events of "Reverser".
- Birds of a Feather: He and Nath are both kind, shy, quiet and introverted artists.
- Break the Cutie: After Nathaniel accused him of pulling a joke on him and ripped apart his notebook out of anger, he couldn't do anything but kneeling and crying over its remains. The look on his face is just heartwrenching.
- Cannot Spit It Out: He greatly admires Nathaniel's art (and probably Nath himself), but is too nervous to tell him so.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Made one in "Frightningale", two episodes before his debut.
- Fingerless Gloves: He wears a pair of black ones.
- Idiot Hair: The hair at the back of his head sticks up in all directions. While he is not stupid, he can be a bit clumsy.
- In the Hood: He wears a red hoodie.
- Nice Guy: He is generally polite and friendly, even if he is very timid.
- Possession Sue: In-Universe; given his fondness towards Nathaniel, the story he writes where Ladybug expresses her feelings for Nathaniel's fictional alter-ego comes off as this.
- Punny Name: "Marc Anciel" sounds like "arc-en-ciel", which is French for "rainbow". Fittingly, he wears a rainbow-colored t-shirt.
- Queer Colors: He has a rainbow-colored shirt and blushes around Nathaniel.
- Rainbow Motif: He's LGBTQ+, wears a rainbow t-shirt and his name is a pun on "arc-en-ciel", which is French for "rainbow". This is especially appropriate in-contrast to his akumatized form Reverser, who is entirely black and white.
- Shrinking Violet: He is painfully shy and insecure about his writing skills.
- Straight Gay: Wears a rainbow-colored T-shirt, his shy demeanor towards Nathaniel has romantic undertones and he is based on Hope Morphin, a bisexual and genderfluid friend of Thomas Astruc's, Feri Gonzàles later confirmed on her Twitter account that Marc is indeed LGBTQ+ and has a fondness towards Nathaniel. Yet, aside from his androgynous appearance, he doesn't display any camp mannerisms.
- Those Two Guys: With Nathaniel.
Miss Caline Bustier
Akumatized form: Zombizou
A teacher at Marinette and Adrien's school; she teaches literature and is the kids' homeroom adviser.
- All There in the Script: Her first name is Caline, not that this is ever said onscreen.
- Badass Teacher: The only person in the show to resist akumatization, at least at first. Even when it does infect her, she manages to briefly resist being evilized. While she does fall, it's still more success than any other akuma victim has ever had.
- Babies Ever After: She is revealed to be expecting a child in the New York special.
- A Birthday, Not a Break: She gets akumatized on her birthday.
- Characterization Marches On: In early season one, she was as quick to show no sympathy and dole out punishments as any other teacher (usually trips to the principal's office). By Season 2, she's a Nice Girl and Cool Teacher.
- Cool Teacher: All her students adore her, and have nothing but good things to say about her. Even Chloé feels the same, even if she doesn't show it in public.
- Gotta Get Your Head Together: Assumes this stance when fighting off Hawk Moth's influence.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In protecting Marinette from an akuma, she herself becomes infected.
- Heroic Willpower: Caline initially manages to fight off the akuma infecting her. While she does eventually succumb to its influence, no one has ever even partially resisted an akuma before, a testament to just how nice a person she is.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Her attempt to inspire the class to heroism uses Lila as an example.
- Hot Teacher: It's downplayed, but she is considerably physically attractive with a kind, but firm personality.
- Mama Bear:
- A pacifistic example. If a villain or another threat appears, Caline gets nervous and will suggest to her students that they hide or leave if it becomes potentially dangerous. It gets played completely straight in "Zombizou", when she tries to physically fight off an akuma to keep it away from Marinette.
- In a Freeze-Frame Bonus, Miss Bustier can be seen protecting Nino, Sabrina and Nathaniel from Stoneheart in the second Origins Episode.
- Meaningful Name: Her first name Caline means "cuddly" in French, and her last name is the name of a piece of lingerie. Rather fitting for a Friend to All Living Things Hot Teacher.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Once she turns back, she's distressed that she hurt people and calls herself "terrible". Ladybug comforts her by telling her that the blame rightly lies on Hawk Moth.
- Nice Girl: Caline is pleasant and instructive. She is kind to her students, but stern with them if they misbehave, and she will send them to Mr. Damocles' office if she thinks it's necessary. Caline also encourages her students to be nice to one another in part because it's the moral thing to do but also to protect them from being victim to akumas.
- "Not Important to This Episode" Camp: She misses out on the New York special because she's pregnant.
- The Pollyanna: Rather than being offended or angry when Chloé defaces Marinettes birthday gift to her, she instead considers it a gift from both of them and optimistically calms an enraged Marinette down, preventing her from being akumatized in the process. She is so overwhelmingly positive, she only becomes akumatized by the akuma that was meant for Marinette when she tried to swat it away, the fear of her student's safety being the emotion it becomes attracted to, and was even able to briefly fight off the akumatization. The only other person in the show who forced an akumatization-in-progress to stop is, suprisingly, Chloé.
- Properly Paranoid: She tries to teach her students to be kind and positive to protect them from akumas. Doing so kept Marinette from falling victim to one...unfortunately, this same drive to protect her students and fear of them becoming akumatized left her open.
- Psychologist Teacher: Two of her class-time routines includes leading her class in yoga and breathing exercises (which Mylène admits helps her with her anxiety) and encourages each student to say at least one nice thing to each other at the start of the day to build better relations.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She is kind to the kids, and encourages them to run against Chloé for class president. She also encourages them to try to make friends with Chloé to make her a better person and takes Marinette outside to cool her off when she gets into a conflict with Chloé that nearly gets her akumatized.
- Redhead In Green: Downplayed. She wears a mint-green shirt that stands out against her white suit. It matches her green eyes and contrasts with her red hair.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ms. Bustier is so cheerful and pure of heart that Hawk Moth is forced to take this track when akumatizing her: rather than convince her to indulge in her dark impulses or lash out at the world, Hawk Moth convinces her to use her powers to bring love to those around her. It manifests as Zombizou, who deliriously goes around changing people into lovestruck zombies, convinced she's making the world a better place.
Akumatized form: Kwamibuster
A science, mathematics, and physics teacher at Marinette and Adrien's school.
- Beauty Mark: Has one above her lip.
- For Science!: In "Kwamibuster", she is determined to prove the existence of kwamis to the world for this very reason.
- Icy Blue Eyes: She has deep blue eyes and is one of the most frosty teachers of the school.
- Jerkass Has a Point: She is right that Rose messing around with flammable perfume in a science lab is a massive danger to Rose and the rest of the class.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her grouchy, sharp-tongued, easily irritated and demanding nature, she doesn't hesitate to attempt to protect Max in "Robostus".
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine: She's the science teacher, so of course she wears one. Because of the show's Limited Wardrobe, she also wears it outside the school.
- Lean and Mean: Mendeleiev's angular features and lean physique suit her less than friendly demeanour.
- Meaningful Name: Dmitri Mendeleev was the founder and compiler of the modern periodic table of elements.
- Secret Keeper: In "Kwamibuster", she learns about the existence of kwamis, but Cat Noir convinces her to keep quiet in order to keep them safe.
- Stern Teacher: In contrast to Miss Bustier, she seems to have a harsher and sterner personality.
- Terrible Artist: Her sketches of the kwamis on Alternative Truth are dreadful. Chloé is unsure of what they're even supposed to be.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.
Mr. Armand D'Argencourt
Akumatized form: Darkblade
The P.E. coach and fencing instructor.
- Blue Blood: Claims to descend from a noble family that used to rule over Paris; thus, Paris is his birthright.
- Born in the Wrong Century: He espouses the idea of medieval knights and chivalry.
- Butt-Monkey: In "Riposte", where he spends a noticeable chunk of his screen time receiving Amusing Injuries.
- Master Swordsman: His fencing academy is the most prestigious one in all of Paris.
- Signature Move: The "dark blade", created and named by his ancestor. It involves deliberately leaving yourself open for an attack, only to quickly shift back into position and strike when your opponent decides to attack.
- Sore Loser: Downplayed. On the one hand, part of what turns him into Darkblade is the shame of losing the election by such a large margin; the other is Nadja Chammack's interview questions. However, on the other end, given his Jerkass opponent and the seeming Kick Them While They Are Down treatment from the public for said loss, it's kind of hard to blame this guy.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: How he speaks in the English dub.
Akumatized form: Dark Owl
The principal at Collège Françoise Dupont. In "Dark Owl", he tries his hand at vigilantism, becoming The Owl.
- Animal Motifs: He resembles an owl, befitting his principal status. He also has pictures of owls in his office. Fittingly, when he tries to become a superhero himself, he models himself after Knight Owl.
- Badass Normal: Subverted. The Owl has no powers...and is regarded as a loser due to his ill-thought-out decisions and general physical ineptitude.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has large, bushy black eyebrows, reminiscent of the feather tufts on horned owls.
- Captain Ersatz: The comic book hero Damocles imitates as "The Owl" is this to Batman.
- Catchphrase: "Hoo-hoo!" as the Owl.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Subverted. His grappling hook is clearly a toy, with a ludicrously short range. He does manage to replace the string with a longer one, although he's not good at using it.
- Hero Does Public Service: After he's de-evilized, Damocles still runs around as The Owl, but he dials back his heroism to community service projects which are received much more favorably than his previous attempts.
- Hidden Depths: "Robostus" reveals that he is interested in computer science.
- I Just Want to Be Special: "Dark Owl" reveals that he's wanted to be a superhero ever since he was a young boy.
- Meaningful Name: His first priority is to be fair with his students, but he is unfortunately cowed by Chloé's threats, much like the Sword of Damocles.
- The Millstone: During his antics as "The Owl", he usually ends up in as much danger as the people he tries to "save", causing Ladybug and Cat Noir to come in and save him. Not only does it cut in on what little free time that they have in their civilian lives, but it is also obvious that should he involve himself with an akuma attack, it would lead to himself, Ladybug, Cat Noir and other civilians getting harmed in his efforts to help. After he is de-evilized, he dials it back a bit.
- Mission Control: Albert, a computer program who isn't as helpful as intended because of its poor voice recognition software.
- Non-Powered Costumed Hero: He tries to become one in the episode "The Dark Owl", but he doesn't really have the skills to pull it off. At the end, he decides to channel his heroic spirit into community service activities, like helping the homeless or rescuing stray animals.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Mr. Damocles is serious, courteous, and authoritative, and generally tries to be this, but he struggles under pressure, especially when the Bourgeoises are the ones putting him under pressure.
- Super Zeroes: The Owl's incompetence and recklessness are quickly noted by the citizens of Paris.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: The Owl responds to Ladybug's insistence that he should wear a helmet by pointing out that she and Cat don't wear helmets. The fact that they get their powers from magical gems, while he is a wannabe Badass Normal, seems to slip his mind.
Mr. Fred Haprèle
Akumatized form: The Mime
Fred is an assistant educator at the school, a pantomime performer, and Mylène's father.
- Curtains Match the Windows: Fred has brown hair and eyes.
- Good Luck Charm: He keeps a picture of his daughter in his coat pocket for good luck.
- Good Parents: Fred loves his daughter very much and even keeps a picture of her in his breastpocket as a good luck charm.
- Hidden Depths: "Party Crasher" reveals that Fred is a fairly skilled trumpet player, as shown when he's jamming with Jagged Stone and Luka.
- Nice Guy: He is quite friendly and genial.
- Nice Hat: Wears a black bowler hat.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As an assistant educator, Fred is serious when it comes to keeping people without permission and who might hurt others out of the school.
- Ridiculous Procrastinator: Downplayed. Fred is fairly responsible, but has a habit of being tardy due to his procrastination. It's what gave Chris the idea to trick him into being late, knowing that their boss would assume it was Fred's habit of procrastination.
- Turn the Other Cheek: Fred instantly forgives Chris for tricking him into being late, even hugging him in the process of Chris's apology for his deceit.
The teacher in charge of the school's art club.