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    General 
  • Ambiguous Situation: "Timetagger" reveals that someone will take Gabriel's place as the Butterfly Miraculous holder but the status of the Peacock Miraculous isn't touched upon. Whether it is recovered, remains with Nathalie or is passed on like the Butterfly is, is unknown.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Like the heroes, they have trigger phrases for their transformations.
    • For Hawk Moth: "Nooroo, dark wings rise!"
    • For Mayura: "Duusu, spread my feathers!"
  • Dark Is Evil: Hawk Moth and Mayura's color schemes are a deep purple and navy respectively.
  • Foil:
    • Between Gabriel/Hawk Moth and Nathalie/Mayura:
      • Powers - Akumatization works by corrupting an individual, effectively rewriting their personality via their negative emotions whereas amokization realizes a person's negative emotions in the form of a sentimonster. Essentially the former is internal and the latter, external. Both work by charging an object with energy then sending it out.
      • Motivation - Gabriel is creating the Akuma villains to save the woman he loves and Nathalie is creating the sentimonsters to help the man she loves.
    • Between Nathalie and Lila:
      • Age - Nathalie is a grown woman, while Lila is a teenager.
      • Personality - Nathalie is a stern, seemingly unfeeling woman who nevertheless deeply cares about Adrien and especially Gabriel, whereas Lila is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who is at most Loving a Shadow where Adrien is concerned.
    • Between teenagers Chloé and Lila:
      • Personality: Chloé is a Spoiled Brat whose Brutal Honesty and Alpha Bitch personality makes her reviled by her peers. Lila is a Compulsive Liar and unrepentant Jerkass who manipulates everyone by pretending to be a kind, charitable saint.
      • As Miraculous Holders: Both have assisted the Miraculous team only to be booted out once the truth of their actions came to light. Chloé was the genuine Bee Miraculous holder who betrayed the group out of entitlement, Lila pretended be the Fox Miraculous holder when she was akumatized to get revenge for Ladybug humiliating her.
      • Relation to Ladybug: Chloé was a huge Ladybug fangirl, but came to resent her for refusing her the Bee Miraculous out of safety. Lila disliked Ladybug off the bat for being Adrien's crush, which only got worse when the heroine exposed Lila as a liar to Adrien.
      • Relation to Hawk Moth: Lila is willingly helping Hawk Moth any chance she gets and has a formal partnership with Gabriel Agreste. Gabriel doesn't think highly Chloé, and usually tricks the latter into getting akumatized. But on Chloé's end, she often goes along with it willingly.
    • Between Gabriel and his teenage flunkies Chloé and Lila:
      • Motivation: Gabriel wants to take down Ladybug and Cat Noir to save his wife. Lila and Chloé throw their lot in with Hawk Moth to spite the people who wronged them and barely care about anyone but themselves.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: Nooroo and Duusu's powers are meant to be used for good, and in the hands of heroes should create champions. However, their current holders are the Big Bad and The Dragon.
  • Lack of Empathy: Gabriel, Nathalie, Chloé and Lila all show a disturbing willingness to let innocent lives be endangered.
  • Legacy Character: Gabriel and Nathalie are merely the current and most recent holders of the Butterfly and Peacock Miraculous respectively. Sometime in the future, Gabriel himself is to be succeeded.
  • Not Brainwashed: Unlike most of the Akumatized victims below, the main villains are perfectly willing to be transformed.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Hawk Moth's two most staunch Co-Dragons are Nathalie and Lila. Lila, when Akumatized as Volpina, wears a primarily orange costume in contrast with Nathalie who, when transformed as Mayura, wears an almost entirely blue costume.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Averted. Unlike Ladybug and Cat Noir, Hawk Moth's mask covers the entirety of his face, whereas Mayura's skin tone, eye shape and color, and hair style change completely.
  • Recurring Boss: As they have a conscious interest in beating the heroes.
  • Super Reflexes: Miraculous wielders get superhuman reflexes and agility from their supervillain transformations. During any fight, they keep moving all the time and are extremely hard to hit.
  • Support Party Member: Unfortunately for the heroes, the way Nooroo and Duusu's powers work allows both Hawk Moth and Mayura to operate in the shadows, far from the battlefield. That said, Mayura appears to take an enforcer-like role in her partnership with Hawk Moth, fighting the heroes directly.
  • Telepathy: Via Akumas and Amoks, Hawk Moth and Mayura are able to form telepathic connections with their targets.

    Gabriel Agreste / Hawk Moth 

See this page for tropes regarding Hawk Moth.

    Nathalie Sancoeur / Mayura 

Akumatized form: Catalyst

Voiced by: Nathalie Homs (FR), Sabrina Weisz (EN), Gabriela Guzmán (MEX), Tami Barak/תמי ברק (HEB), Krisztina Czifra (HUN), Terezie Taberyová (CZE), Ana Mandić (SER), Suzanne Paalgard (NOR)

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"Yes sir. Understood sir. I'm sure he'll understand, sir."

Gabriel Agreste's assistant. Completely stoic, with only an occasional display of emotion, she follows his instructions completely, and is typically in charge of Adrien's schedule. She's fully aware of his double-life as Hawk Moth, and helps him out however she can.

During the "Heroes' Day", Nathalie takes up the Peacock Miraculous to protect Gabriel, but it has adverse effects on her, meaning she can only use it infrequently.


  • All There in the Script: Her last name is never mentioned in the show.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Unlike the other Miraculous wielders, who retain their normal skin tones, the bearer of the Peacock Miraculous gains blue skin when transformed.
  • Antagonist Abilities: She can create minions for the Akumatized villains. The first one she's seen creating manages to blow away all of the heroes by flapping its wings. Furthermore, like Hawk Moth, Mayura is able to operate from a great distance away, meaning that the heroes can't trace her civilian identity. Also like Hawk Moth, she can hold her transformation after using her power. Unlike Hawk Moth she doesn't appear to need her targets' consent to make her monsters; just the emotion is enough whether they want to lash out or not (and in Hawk Moth's own case even if they're completely against it), the only drawback being that the one holding the object commands the sentimonster, not her. She can also make her own sentimonsters, unlike Hawk Moth being restricted to giving others powers, which might make her powers in some respects even more useful than Hawk Moth's.
  • Anti-Villain: She executes her duty to the Agreste family in all things, whether that means attacking innocent people for Hawk Moth or staying up late to help a young child study.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Considering she’s themed after a peacock, this is to be expected. Between the long flowing dress (in the original design anyway), cocktail hat and of course, the hand-fan, she almost fits this trope to a T. We say almost because ironically the only part missing is actually being an aristocrat.
  • Badass Normal: She could hold her own against three Akumatized villains simultaneously as a regular human in "Félix".
  • Being Personal Isn't Professional: Often, she treats the Agrestes as her masters while she's their servant and nothing more. But she does show some hidden affection for them, such as suggesting Gabriel to spend Christmas with Adrien and hugging Gabriel when he feels hopeless about his cause along with the implication that she's loyal to him out of unrequited love.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: As one might expect from the assistant to one of Paris's busiest fashion designers; she's not only tasked with his appointments but also with handling his son.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Her codename means "Peacock" in Sanskrit. Curiously, "mayura" is the term for male peacocks, while "mayuri" is the term for females.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Inverted. It would be played straight, but like with Hawk Moth, the Peacock Miraculous is in the hands of a villain.
  • Brains and Brawn: Gabriel outright calls her the Brains to his Brawn. As Shadow Moth, he has the unified power of two Miraculouses, but since Nathalie fell ill after "Miracle Queen", he's been having limited success against Ladybug without her planning and attention to detail.
  • Breaking Speech: In "Miraculer", she bombards Chloé with a barrage of Armor-Piercing Questions.
  • Cast from Hit Points:
    • Because the Peacock Miraculous is damaged in some fashion, using it takes a toll on the user's health. Nathalie is coughing and can't even stand up after just one use of it. The effect is so bad that even episodes later, she still has horrible coughing fits that bring her to her knees.
    • As seen in "Ladybug", creating a sentimonster from her own emotions, rather than external emotions, apparently has this effect. After creating the titular sentimonster by herself, Mayura was practically incapacitated for the rest of the episode, unable to fight and relying entirely on her creation to defend her.
  • Childhood Friend: According to Word of God, Gabriel met her when they and Emilie were teenagers.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Nathalie takes up the Peacock Miraculous to save Gabriel, even though she knows it's damaged and has been specifically been told by Gabriel not to use it due to the potential for backlash, which does happen.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Her Miraculous tool takes the form of this.
  • Conflicting Loyalties: Downplayed. Her loyalty to Gabriel takes priority over everything else...usually. Sometimes her heart demands that she take a less pragmatic approach to The Plan than he would like.
  • Dark Action Girl: Like Hawk Moth, she's no slouch when it comes to getting her own hands dirty. In "Miraculer", she fights evenly with a weakened Cat Noir and is later able to hold her own against Queen Bee long enough to escape. She also manages to hold her own against Princess Fragrance, Reflekta and Lady Wifi without transforming in "Félix".
  • Dark Is Evil: Nathalie wears a black business suit as a civilian and a dark blue outfit as a supervillain. In either identity, she's Hawk Moth's main partner in crime.
  • The Dragon: She knows Gabriel is Hawk Moth, and outright allows him to Akumatize her as the third step in his master plan in "Catalyst". As of "Chameleon", she seems to be sharing this role with Lila Rossi.
  • Dramatic Irony: Gabriel believes note  that without her help, he and Emilie would never have found the Peacock Miraculous. Unfortunately, it would have been better for everyone had it stayed hidden.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: Nathalie's Internal Monologue in "Stormy Weather 2" states her admiration for Gabriel is because of his dedication to his family. This is ignoring, willfully or otherwise, the fact that Gabriel's "dedication" is extremely damaging to everyone involved.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: As seen in "Félix", Nathalie can briefly hold her own against three Akumatized villains without transforming.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Nathalie became The Dragon to Gabriel partially due to her one-sided love for him, and she genuinely seems to care about Adrien.
  • Evil Virtues:
    • Love. It is implied that she possesses lingering feelings towards her boss and supports him because of this. Even when it becomes clear that Gabriel is too loyal to Emilie to even humor the idea of being with her, Nathalie still sticks by his side and comforts him when he hits the Despair Event Horizon.
    • Loyalty. Nathalie is considered almost like an honorary member of the Agreste Family, having a soft-spot for Adrien, mourning Emilies condition alongside him and Gabriel and is perfectly willing to go along with Gabriel's excursions as Hawk Moth to try and save her. She is the one person Gabriel entrusts with his secret as Hawk Moth, brushes off any danger his akumatized villains may put her through and eventually joins him as Mayura, an act she does gladly even though the damaged Peacock Miraculous makes her dangerously ill in using it.
  • Feathered Fiend: The end of Mayura's dress fans out into a train reminiscent of a peacock's tail.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • We've seen the Peacock Miraculous in Gabriel's vault prior to Mayura's debut.
    • In "Queen Wasp", Nathalie leans back on the double doors to Gabriel's office. The design of the doors are a set of rays, like the feathers on the back of a peacock.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Zigzagged. She's aloof and cold, but she has her nice moments. Then it turns out she knows Gabriel is Hawk Moth, and is outright helping him.
  • The Glasses Come Off: First thing she does while turning into Mayura is tossing her glasses aside. No other bespectacled Miraculous holder does it and the glasses return when she detransforms.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Gabriel claims that the peacock miraculous is "damaged", which is why he forbade Nathalie from ever using it because it was too dangerous. Considering that just one use left Nathalie coughing and weakened to the point that she had to be carried, he has a point.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: She is good at everything the plot requires her to be, including tutoring, standing in for her boss while he's busy supervillain-ing, and combat. If not for her Victorian Novel Disease, and her tendency to not think things through, she would've succeeded in what Hawkmoth has not.
  • Ill Girl: Using a broken Miraculous causes damage to the holder. After one use Nathalie collapsed but managed to remain conscious.Another use caused her to collapse and appear to pass out. Another two uses causes Nathalie to become affected without even using the Miraculous. Another fifth use, this time attempting to create "the most powerful sentimonster to ever exist" causes Mayura to become weakened whilst still transformed- notable because Nathalie only ever seemed to feel the full burden of using the Peacock Miraculous after she changed back. By season 4, even with her Miraculous fixed, she’s been bedridden after repeated use of it, forcing her to retire as Mayura.
  • Ironic Name: "Sans cœur" means heartless or "without a heart" in French, yet she's almost entirely motivated by her one-sided crush on Gabriel.
  • Irony:
    • The peacock is associated with regality and purity. Nathalie is a servant to the Agrestes, and her love for Gabriel goes as far as helping him in his villainous schemes, making her love unhealthy or impure.
    • The peacock is also associated with the Greek goddess Hera, queen of the gods. Because of her husband Zeus's constant unfaithfulness, Hera has very little patience for it. Nathalie is loyal to Gabriel because she is in love with him, in spite of his love and marriage to Emilie. Nathalie's love goes as far as joining Gabriel as a main villain by taking the Peacock Miraculous.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Despite having feelings for Gabriel, she assists him in his attempts to revive Emilie.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Her being The Dragon to Hawk Moth is the big twist at the end of "The Collector", and most of her appearances afterwards hinge on knowing this fact.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Sans cœur" means heartless or "without a heart" in French, in reference to her aloof and distant personality and the fact that she's knowingly working for Hawk Moth.
    • Interestingly, her first name comes from the Latin name, Natalia, which meant "Christmas Day" from Latin natale domini. On Christmas Day, she shows her caring side towards Adrien. "Natal" also has to do with babies, which also fits as Nathalie is the closest thing that Adrien has to a mother for the moment.
  • Mission Control: Takes up this role on occasion in season 4:
    • In “Optigami”, she uses the titular Sentimonster to track down the known Miraculous holders for Style Queen to eliminate and had been using it since “Miracle Queen” to spy on Ladybug.
    • In “Hack-San”, she uses the titular Sentimonster to send a virus to Markov that eliminates his positive emotions, which leaves him susceptible to akumatization while also keeping him from turning on Shadow Moth.
  • Mook Maker: By infusing the feathers from her hand fan with energy, transforming them into Amoks, she can create Sentimonsters, allies for the Akuma villains.
  • Morality Pet: Just like her boss, Nathalie only cares about the Agreste family.
  • Multicoloured Hair: Her hair is mostly black, but brushed off to the side, and the fringe of her hair is partially dyed a dark red ombré.
  • Must Have Caffeine: A "whole different person" before her morning coffee.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: However she feels about caging a child, she does it anyway.
  • Mysterious Past: We know nothing about her except how she relates to the Agrestes, and we don't know how she got so mixed up in their shenanigans either.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Given that her surname translates to "without a heart", you'd be forgiven for not exactly trusting her. Sure enough, she's not only willingly working for Hawk Moth, but also takes up the Peacock Miraculous and becomes the villainess Mayura.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: If she hadn't persuaded Gabriel to let his son attend school, Adrien would not have been in a position to receive the Cat Miraculous.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Miraculous wielders certainly can resist attacks that would severely injure or even kill a normal human. However, there are a few caveats to their invulnerability. Any injuries sustained before transformation will persist afterwards. They still require air to breathe and can be pushed to the point of exhaustion. Some of these vulnerabilities are circumvented by the Miraculous potions, allowing their users to endure much harsher environmental conditions; underwater, freezing temperatures, the vacuum of space...
  • No-Sell: She's the only one shown onscreen to be completely unfazed by Audrey's behavior in "Style Queen".
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Uses this against the Punisher Trio.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She's the first Miraculous user to not wear a Domino Mask or any other type of headgear that would obscure her facial features. This may be because of another aspect of this trope- Mayura's blue skin and her unusual eyes (which are the same as Duusu's) make a mask so pointless that the heroes can see her up close and still not know who she is without a mask.
  • Not So Above It All: Can be seen singing "Merry Christmas To All" with everyone at the end of "Ladybug In Christmas".
  • Old Retainer: In spirit, if not age. She oversees the Agreste family as well as its business, protecting the former's secrets with imperturbable yet unquestionable devotion. In some ways, she has more authority than the family's actual heir.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In "Style Queen", in a rather affectionate move for her, she hugs Gabriel after he expresses uncertainty and hopelessness when the latest Akuma villain attack fails. Afterwards, she appears conflicted about what she just did, implying Unrequited Love.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: She delivers Gabriel's to Marinette.
  • Parental Substitute: A rather cold and distant one, granted, but as mentioned above she's currently the closest Adrien has to a mother; it's telling that when he's trapped in his room during "Sandboy", he yells for Nathalie first and then his father. Plus, just look at all the photos Adrien has of her on his insta! She doesn't show it, but she definitely cares a lot for him.
  • Peacock Girl: A given in that she wields the Peacock Miraculous.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Inverted; her bun disappears when she transforms into Mayura, leaving her with short hair.
  • Power Trio: She accompanied Gabriel and Emile on their quest through Nepal.
  • Pretty in Mink: Mayura's coat is lined with blue fur.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She wears her hair in a neat bun, fitting her organized and no-nonsense personality.
  • Put on a Bus: Outside of a cameo on a video call to Adrien in “Lies”, Nathalie hadn’t made any additional appearances in season 4 until “Optigami”, where she is shown bedridden, still recovering from the effects of the Peacock Miraculous. Gabriel himself took over the role of Peacock user to create sentimonsters.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Technically, they're dark pink irises with blue sclera, but they remain eerie and sinister enough to fit this trope.
  • Satellite Character: So far, to Adrien and Gabriel. Not much else is provided.
  • Secret-Keeper: She knows what's behind Gabriel's secret wall and knows Hawk Moth's true identity.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Due to her activities as Hawk Moth's aide, she knows who all of the temporary heroes introduced up to Season 3 other than Bunnyx are, and the heroes are none the wiser.
  • Secretary of Evil: Sort of. She is Gabriel's assistant, she covers for him so he can be Hawk Moth, and as Mayura, she is Hawk Moth's sidekick. However, there is no secretarial work to do for Hawk Moth himself, unless Gabriel is manipulating someone to be akumatized.
  • Stealth Pun: Now that she has the Peacock Miraculous, she is a secretary bird.
  • Strawman Emotional: Regardless of the image Nathalie projects to the outside world, every decision she makes is impulsive, irrational, and emotion-based. Even her minions are "beautiful" embodiments of pure feeling. Not for nothing is her hair dyed red.
  • Subordinate Excuse: "Style Queen" implies and "Stormy Weather 2" confirms that she has feelings for Gabriel, even though she knows he wants to bring his wife back. In fact, his devotion to his wife and his commitment to bringing her back by any means necessary is the whole reason she fell for him in the first place.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's aloof and cold, but there are moments when it's obvious she feels bad about Adrien constantly having to deal with a busy schedule and not having his father around. The aforementioned Origins Episode is an example, and the Christmas Special has her try to reason with Gabriel to spend some time with his son.
  • Super Reflexes: Miraculous wielders get superhuman reflexes and agility from their superhero transformations. During any fight, they keep moving all the time and are extremely hard to hit.
  • Super Strength: Miraculous wielders get a notorious strength and stamina's boost when transformed. They aren't slowed down when they carry people while running and jumping, and often lift and throw extremely heavy stuff with relative ease.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • A villainous example. In "Mayura", Nathalie takes up the Peacock Miraculous and becomes the supervillain Mayura.
    • She takes another one in "Félix." She single-handedly fends off Reflekta, Princess Frangance and Lady Wi-Fi, and the three had to gang up on her to finally bring Nathalie down. It kind of helps that apparently the episode is set some time after the Peacock Miraculous is fixed and Nathalie had plenty of time to recover.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Initially, she was just Gabriel's stoic assistant, only concerned with doing her job and occasionally throwing Adrien a bone. In "Catalyst" she openly and eagerly works with Hawk Moth to throw Paris into panic by enhancing her powers, smiling nastily before she gets Akumatized. In "Miraculer" she once again becomes Mayura for their plan to turn Chloé against Ladybug.
  • Unrequited Love: "Stormy Weather 2" confirms that she has a one-sided crush on Gabriel.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the alternate future that "Cat Blanc" depicts, Mayura is not involved in the final battle between Hawkmoth and the heroes.
  • Workaholic: Adrien mentions on his Instagram that he stays home when he's sick because it's the only way to convince Nathalie to do the same.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Gets into melee combat with Cat Noir, who she suspects may be a teenager, and Queen Bee, who is unquestionably a teenager.

    Chloé Bourgeois 

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    Lila Rossi 
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    Timetagger's Akumatizer (SPOILERS) 

Future Hawk Moth

An unknown individual who will take up the mantle of Hawk Moth after Gabriel Agreste, and will be responsible for Akumatizing Chris Lahiffe into Timetagger.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The title of "Hawk Moth" could very easily apply to a woman as it now does a man. Also, Timetagger seemingly instantly knows the Hawk Moth he's talking to is not the one who Akumatized him, possibly because Gabriel isn't a woman. However, it's very possible that when Gabriel's downfall comes he's publicly exposed as Hawk Moth and Chris knows that the future Hawk Moth is not Gabriel because of this, or that the future Hawk Moth simply told Timetagger that the two are different people before sending him back. Nonethless, the final scene of "Timetagger" heavily implies that Lila will be the one to replace Gabriel.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Nothing is known about this person, other than that they Akumatized Timetagger and are not Gabriel Agreste. The end of "Timetagger" hints that it's Lila, but nothing's confirmed.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Gabriel has his moments but this Hawk Moth seems to be smarter than Gabriel ever was. Best seen when they send Timetagger back to steal the Miraculouses from Ladybug and Cat Noir's less-experienced teenage selves.
  • Unknown Rival: Ladybug and Cat Noir are unaware of their existence.
  • Walking Spoiler: The existence of this person is a major reveal in "Timetagger".

Akumatized Villains

    General 
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: In general, those who are brainwashed by Hawk Moth have just vague memories and impressions of what they did while Akumatized. It's only the ones who choose of their own free will to side with him that remember everything.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Many of these villains have unusual skin colors, with the most frequent skintones being blue or pale purple.
  • Antagonist Abilities: Many of the villains are shown to be incredibly powerful with a wide variety of superpowers - some capable of toppling the Eiffel Tower with a single blow - on top of the general enhanced strength, speed and durability. It is especially telling that it takes two Miraculous wielders to handle one Akumatized villain at a time. This is in heavy contrast with Ladybug and Cat Noir, whose abilities require quick thinking and skill to distract and misdirect their opponents.
  • Antagonist Title: Almost all episodes are named after their villains.
  • Armies Are Evil: Many of the villains created have the power to enlist random citizens in their cause, either through mind control (like with Pharoah, Darkblade, Kung Food and Simon Says) or through intimidation (like with Rogercop and Reflekta).
  • Ax-Crazy: Some villains like Stormy Weather or Timebreaker become really deranged after their transformation, and are willing to kill innocent people, without any empathy.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: From a man feeding pigeons in park to a sweet teenage girl with a celebrity crush, most of them are harmless and genuinely nice people before Akumatization.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Many of them possess goofy and saccharine designs and names, strange and outlandish powers and comedically weak motivations. With that said, almost all of them are big enough threats that not only warrant both Ladybug and Cat Noir working together to combat on equal footing, but also cause massive collateral damage in the process.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: All of them (barring a few very specific exceptions), to the point it is basically Hawk Moth's modus operandi. Quite a few are also capable of infecting others, turning them into their minions.
  • The Bus Came Back: The first season sets up the series rogues gallery of villains and as the series progresses, characters previously akumatized are either reakumatized with the same identity or differing powers/personas so that less and less distinct villains appear.
    • Puppeteer, by utilising doll copies, was able to bring back old Akuma villains Lady WiFi, Evilistrator and Rogercop.
    • Taken to the extreme in "Catalyst" when the titular villain grants Hawk Moth the power to create as many Akumas as he wishes, resulting in no less than twenty seven former villains becoming re-Akumatized.
    • In season three, Reflekta, Gamer, Puppeteer and Stormy Weather all return, re-Akumatized.
    • “Gamer 2.0” takes the cake by abducting almost every person who was Akumatized at that point and using their villain personas in a video game battle royale.
    • Hawk Moth almost manages to recreate the events of Heroes' Day when Lila turns the whole class against Marinette. However, Nathalie's failing health meant Gabriel detransformed almost as soon as everyone was Akumatized.
    • Lady WiFi, Reflekta and Princess Fragrance all come back in "Félix" when Hawk Moth Akumatizes them as the "Punishers Trio". The three return once more alongside Timebreaker and Horrificator in "Gang of Secrets".
    • Lampshaded in "Mr. Pigeon 72". Marinette notes that Shadow Moth targets people he's already akumatized because he understands them better, knows which buttons he needs to press and has "learnt exactly where it hurts [them]".
  • A Day in the Limelight: Becoming Akumatized is the most common way for a minor character to get focus and development.
  • Deal with the Devil: Hawk Moth contacts his victims to offer them the power to right or take revenge for whatever wrong they've suffered in exchange for Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculous. Of course, they clearly aren't in their right mind when they make the decision, and it's shown to be near impossible to resist.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Their standard procedure, thanks to Hawk Moth's influence.
    Hawk Moth: (to Glaciator) Since they refused to let you melt their hearts, I'm giving you the power to melt their entire bodies instead.
  • Dwindling Party: As of early season four, Marinette is able to summon and create Magical Charms, items that prevent a person from being akumatized or amokized when worn. This means with every villain's defeat Ladybug can, and has, been providing lasting protection to akuma/amok victims. Prolific akuma victims such as Juleka and Mr. Ramier are no longer able to be targeted as well as anyone else defeated after Ladybug has gained her Magical Charm creation power.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Vaguely butterfly-shaped dark marks around their eyes are present in plenty of the designs.
  • Iconic Item: Whatever object was possessed by the Akuma.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Bubble wand. Umbrella. Book. Weapons made out of food. It's harder to find a villain that uses a typical weapon (such as sword wielding Darkblade).
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: It's hard not to root for them just a bit when they target, say Chloé or Lila. Sometimes the Akuma villains specifically target them because they wronged them and thus led to their Akumatizations in the first place, while other times, they just happens to be on the path of their rampage.
  • Logical Weakness: Because Hawk Moth amplifies their negative emotions, particularly their desire for revenge, they tend to focus more on their revenge than following Hawk Moth's instructions. This often comes back to bite him, provided he doesn't decide to override his minions' control.
  • Meaningful Name: Their names are relevant to their motives, abilities, etc. Often also punny.
  • Moment of Weakness: Also known as Hawk Moth's favorite time to say, "Hi".
  • Monster of the Aesop: Occasionally, their Akumatized forms are about some sort of central lesson — Timebreaker is about owning up to your mistakes and being responsible for your own possessions, Horrificator is about standing up to your fears, etc.
  • Monster of the Week: Hawk Moth turns a whole bunch of recurring and one-shot characters into Akumatized villains over the course of the show
  • Near-Villain Victory: Many of them came dangerously close to defeating Ladybug and Cat Noir.
  • Not Brainwashed: If one accepts an akuma of their own will, they remain in full control of themselves while akumatized, and keep their memories after returning to normal.
  • Personality Powers: They gain powers that are in some way related to the incident in which they were wronged. Aurore lost a chance to be a weather girl and thus becomes Stormy Weather and gains weather powers, Officer Roger becomes the robotic Rogercop after being fired by Mayor Bourgeois, Nathaniel becomes his comic superhero persona after being mocked for it, and so on. However, some akumatized villains have powers more related to the possessed item, like the Bubbler.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: Standard procedure: Hawk Moth gives them powers, and they can (and will) get revenge for a slight, in exchange for the Miraculouses. If the entire city of Paris has to go as collateral damage because of said revenge or the Miraculous holders playing hard to get... well... so be it.
  • Revenge: More often then not, getting back at the person that caused their Akumatization is their priority, or they're at least among the targets.
  • Sanity Slippage: Often a side effect of being Akumatized.
  • Shadow Archetype: Although they are Brainwashed and Crazy, they still have personality traits and desires of their true selves, but without a moral compass to hold them back. No one has ever been proud of their inner selves being shown to all Paris. Chloé, Lila, Techno-Pirate, and Cash are the main exceptions due to the former two being Alpha Bitches and the latter two being criminals, thus they act very similarly.
  • Stupid Evil: Since all of the villains are Brainwashed and Crazy via amplifying their more negative attributes, many of them can be distracted and fooled by both Ladybug and Cat Noir and whatever vendetta that led to their Akumatization in the first place. Which makes the ones that are dangerous because of their savviness (ex. Dark Owl, who still has Mr. Damocles' knowledge of superhero comics) stand out all the more.
  • Superpowers for a Day: Goes without saying.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Although the Origins Episode reveals that Akumas are actually meant to be used for creating superheroes.
  • That Man Is Dead: Pretty much the universal reply to being called by their real name. Hawk Moth himself even refers to Akumatization as "becoming someone else".
    Lady Wifi: Alya's been disconnected. I'm Lady Wifi.
    Darkblade: D'Argencourt was defeated, not Darkblade!
    Dark Cupid: I'm not Kim, I'm Dark Cupid!
  • Took a Level in Badass: Anyone Akumatized by Hawk Moth gets powers that make them more dangerous than their civilian counterparts. Though it's temporary and comes with a price...
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: This namely, as they lose their moral compass. Along with a chunk of their sanity most of the time.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: While some of their motivations come across as rather petty and selfish (Stormy Weather trying to destroy Paris with turbulent weather for losing a popularity contest, Darkblade conquering Paris after losing a democratic election, Gamer going after Marinette and converting innocent civilians into energy for losing a spot in a gaming competition) some of the villains actually try and make things better, Hawk Moth using their good intentions as a way of convincing them to work for him (Rogercop enforcing the law and making the Mayor be held accountable for his corruption, Gorizilla wanting to find and protect Adrien, Zombizou wanting to spread love across all of Paris). It is Hawk Moth's corrupting influence and their rather questionable methods that make them bad guys.
  • The Unfettered: Because they are born from hyper-exaggerating their victims' emotions surrounding random misfortunes, the villains often have strange and simplistic motivations and goals that they nevertheless pursue with insane, single-minded obsession. Timebreaker, for instance, came from Alix' anger at her family heirloom breaking, resulting in Timebreaker wiping out her entire class and commanding great power for no reason other than to fix a watch. This sometimes causes problems for Hawk Moth when what the villain is obsessed with doesn't entirely line up with what he himself wants, as it often results in them being distracted and him having to curtail them.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Many of them have sympathetic motives and/or target characters who seriously deserve some karma, but the fact that they've lost their moral compasses in the process means that they have to be stopped.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Some of them are just ignored after being turned back to normal, especially if they're not recurring characters.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: With Revenge being the most common motivator behind Akumatized villains, the people that get Akumatized are sunk to their lowest point before Hawk Moth's corrupting influence latches on, and they will tear the city apart (often literally) to find the person that wronged them.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Male villains don't hesitate to attack Ladybug and female villains can expect the same treatment from Cat Noir.

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Other villains

     Michael Rochip/Techno-Pirate 

Akumatized form: Techlonizer/Miraclonizer

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"Wouldn't you rather have an atomic bomb?"

Voiced by: Kellen Goff
A tech-themed American villain whom Hawk Moth teams up with.

     Cash 

Akumatized form: King Cash

Voiced by: Caleb Yen (EN)

A ruthless black market dealer.


  • The Cameo: He appears in The Stinger of "Miraculous New York", engaging in a shady deal in a dark alley.
  • The Fagin: Is this for Fei who has to steal for him.
  • Greed: He is obsessed with money. Hawk Moth is aware of this, and uses his greed to akumatize him. For bonus points, his akuma name translates to "Silver King" or, more colloquially, "Money King".
  • Karma Houdini: Despite his actions (which includes the murder of Wu Shifu), he manages to avoid jail and is still free as of "Miraculous New York".
  • Meaningful Name: His name is Cash, and he's as greedy as they come.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: He's an arsonist, a murderer, and he has no problems trying to murder children.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He has no problem sending his thugs after Fei and Marinette.

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