Students and teachers at the Collège Françoise Dupont from Miraculous Ladybug. For tropes pertaining to Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Adrien Agreste, Alya Césaire, Chloé Bourgeois, Nino Lahiffe, Alix Kubdel, Lê Chiến Kim, and Kagami Tsurugi, see here.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Hair Decorations: Always a white hairband in her hair.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Her resemblance to her English voice actress Marieve Herington is quite striking.
- 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.
- Only Friend: Is this for Chloé.
- Punny Name: The name Raincomprix is pronounced similarly to the French "rien compris", or "understands nothing", alluding to how Chloe 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 season 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.
- 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.
- Adorkable: You'd think that the girl dressed like a Goth wouldn't be this, until you see just how shy, awkward and kind she really is.
- 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 La Befana: "Marinette is cool, so don't touch her." is a clue.
- Band of Relatives: She and her brother Luka are the guitarists in the band Kitty Section.
- 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.
- Goth: Her fashion style.
- 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 scare 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.
- 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 uses 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. Shockily, 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.
- Shrinking Violet: And like most male examples is treated as a bit of a Butt-Monkey, which is what leads him into getting akumatized.
- Tiny School Boy: He's noticeably tinier than the majority of his classmates, to the point that Miss Mendeliev 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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. Mendeleiv'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, whom he seems to reciprocate after the events of "Reverser".
- Adorkable: He's very insecure about his writing talents, and the way he behaves whenever Nathaniel is concerned is just painfully endearing.
- Ambiguous Situation: He is seen with Ms. Bustier's class at the end of "Mayura". It is unknown if he'll join the class in the future, or if he's in another class.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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 doll 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.
- 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.
- 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, something that has yet to happen with anybody else.
- 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.
- 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.
A science, mathematics, and physics teacher at Marinette and Adrien's school.
- Beauty Mark: Has one above her lip.
- Icy Blue Eyes: She has deep blue eyes and is one of the most frosty teachers of the school.
- Jerkass: Ms. Mendeliev is grouchy, sharp tongued, easily irritated, and demanding.
- 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 attitude, 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: Mendeliev'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.
- Stern Teacher: In contrast to Miss Bustier, she seems to have a harsher and sterner personality.
- 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.
- Cool Teacher: Discourages conflict and encourages artistic endeavors.