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Main Character Index | Heroes (Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Adrien Agreste) | Kwamis | School Characters | Villains (Hawk Moth, Akumatized Villains – Season 1, Akumatized Villains – Season 2, Akumatized Villains – Season 3) | Assorted Civilians

The antagonists of Miraculous Ladybug.


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  • 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 colour 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 realises 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 tranformed as Mayura, wears an almost entirely blue costume.
  • Not Brainwashed: Unlike most of the Akumatized victims below, the main villains are perfectly willing to be transformed.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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). She also has total control of her monsters and doesn't need to worry about them becoming uncooperative like an Akumatized villain, which might make her powers in some respects even more useful than Hawk Moth's. However she's not quite as good in a fight as he is, as Hawk Moth easily floored both Ladybug and Chat Noir at the same time while Mayura could only stalemate an injured Cat Noir by himself and nearly lost one-on-one to Queen Bee.
  • 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: While she lost, she could hold her own against three Akumatized villains simultaneously as a vanilla 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.
  • 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: 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, Natalie still sticks by his side and comforts him when he hits the Despair Event Horizon.
    • Loyalty. Natalie 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 "Felix." She single-handledy 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 "Chat 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.

    Lila Rossi 

Lila Rossi

Akumatized forms: Volpina, Chameleon

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"I only tell people what they want to hear."

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

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


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

    General 
  • Conveniently Timed Distraction: Besides working as allies and muscle for the Akuma villains, this seems to be the other purpose of the monsters, the Butterfly monster being used as a distraction to help Hawk Moth escape and the Lollipop creature used to keep Ladybug from reaching Chloé.
  • Dumb Muscle: The sentimonsters act as allies for the Akuma villains. In "Miraculer", Ladybug makes a point of noting that the lollipop monster is on its own, rather than partnered with an Akuma villain. This essentially makes them The Dragon of the Big Bad's Dragon. However, on occasion, sentimonsters that have greater care and effort put into their creation can become fully sapient beings.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: Much like Hawk Moth, the Peacock Miraculous's powers aren't intended to be used for evil. It's implied that the true reason is to create friends or heroic minions, but when used for selfish or evil reasons, it creates rampaging monsters.
  • The Heartless: Much like how Hawk Moth's misuse of the Butterfly Miraculous corrupts normal people into supervillains, Mayura's misuse of the Peacock Miraculous creates monstrous constructs out of people's negative emotions.
  • Meaningful Name: The term "sentimonster" is a portmanteau of "monster" and "sentiment", as they are born from emotions and act on emotions alone. However, in a rare few cases, the "senti-" seems more applicable as a derivation of "sentient", such as the Ladybug sentimonster.
  • Mooks: Sentimonsters are (typically) non-sentient entities created by wielders of the Peacock Miraculous.
  • No Name Given: Unlike supervillains, they're usually just referred to as sentimonsters. Out of three that had episodes named after then, Feast only got his name after Hawk Moth Akumatized it and Ladybug simply shares her name with the hero she's impersonating. Reflekdoll is the only aversion.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: In "Ladybug", it is revealed that the sentimonsters are capable of sentience, Mayura creating a replica of Ladybug so effective that she teams up with the real Ladybug and Cat Noir when Ladybug gives her her amokized object (an Eiffel Tower keychain) and can be recalled by Mayura regardless. Only Ladybug and Cat Noir are upset when this happens.

Season 2

    Giant Purple Butterfly 
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"Let your despair be embodied in a powerful protection!"
The first sentimonster Mayura manifests. Manifests from Hawk Moth's despair in his defeat. The amok is in his broken cane.
  • Blow You Away: By just flapping its wings, it creates a current so strong that it blows away all five miraculous heroes.
  • The Bus Came Back: The amok returns in the season 3 finale in order to attack Master Fu.
  • Moth Menace: It's a giant monstrous moth that attacks the heroes.

Season 3

    Lollipop Monster 
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"Enhance and hone that frustration!"
A humanoid lollipop creature. Manifests from August's frustration for lollipops. The amok is in his pacifier.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: It takes the form of different, spherical balls of candy connected by lollipop sticks.
  • Kaiju: One of the biggest Sentimonsters seen in the show.

    Reflekdoll 
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"To help you succeed, you'll be assisted by Reflekdoll. She'll be entirely under your control."
An enormous doll. Manifests from Juleka's frustration. The amok is in her hairclip.
  • Amplifier Artifact: The doll is able to fire a larger, persistent version of Reflekta's Clone by Conversion beams, allowing her to transform multiple people at a time.
  • Breath Weapon: It fires beams out of its mouth.
  • Creepy Doll: Aside from being giant and able to fire a beam that turns everyone into clones of Reflekta, its appearance is quite scary with its wide vacant eyes.
  • Dub Name Change: Poupeflekta in the French version.
  • Humongous Mecha: Reflekta appears to be able to control it from the inside.
  • Morphic Resonance: The doll looks like a simplistic, doll-like version of Reflekta.

    Ladybug 
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Voiced by: Cristina Vee (EN)
"Ladybug, I am Mayura. You are Cat Noir's true teammate, and you've one goal: to get hold of the Miraculous."
A perfect copy of Ladybug. Manifests from Mayura's dedication to Hawk Moth. The amok is in her Eiffel Tower keychain.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Ladybug and Cat Noir take her death really hard.
  • BFG: Her "Senti Charm" gives her a huge paintball gun.
  • Clones Are People, Too: The real Ladybug notes that there is nothing monstrous about Sentimonster Ladybug whatsoever, and gives her her own amok, allowing Sentimonster Ladybug to be her own person. Then Mayura destroys her.
  • Evil Knockoff: She's a copy of Ladybug working for Mayura. Except she's not evil.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Mayura wanted a copy of Ladybug so perfect that Cat Noir couldn't tell the difference. The copy is so like Ladybug that she willingly turns on Mayura once Ladybug frees her from Mayura's control.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Mayura dismisses her when she starts to rebel, reducing her to an ordinary feather.
  • Mook–Face Turn: She sides with the real Ladybug once she gets a hold of her own amok.
  • Redemption Equals Death: As soon as she turns on Mayura she is killed off.

    The Dormant Sentimonster 

Akumatized form: Feast

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"Yum, yum, MIRACULOUS!"

An ancient frog-like Sentimonster. Made by a young Master Fu, manifested from his own hunger and anger during a guardian trial, turning it into a Miraculous eater. The amok is in his guardian staff.


  • Create Your Own Villain: This sentimonster was literally created by Master Fu in his younger days. He views it as My Greatest Failure.
  • The Dreaded: Master Fu is terrified of the sentimonster, even before it was Akumatized. His first instinct upon learning of its presence in Paris is to take the Miraculous and run.
  • Extreme Omnivore: While it wants to devour every Miraculous that exists it also swallows everything and everyone who gets in it's way.
  • Food as Bribe: It took Hawk Moth offering the Butterfly, Peacock, Cat and Ladybug Miraculous as a snack for the sentimonster for it to go along with his plan.
  • Hero Killer: It ate almost every single Miraculous guardian, as well as their temple, and every single Miraculous (and presumably their kwamis) outside of the 20+ known ones.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Substantially darker and more serious than most of the other Villain of the Week characters, due to being The Dreaded creature from Master Fu's past that he is utterly terrified of and resorted to fleeing town with all of the other Miraculouses to spare Ladybug and Cat Noir the fate of being devoured.
  • Magic Eater: It eats everything, but its prey of choice is Miraculous.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Akumatizing it made it big enough to swallow buses whole.
  • No-Sell: Crossed with Informed Ability, but Master Fu states that its immune to the abilities of the Miraculous as a reason why Ladybug and Cat Noir can't beat it.
  • One-Word Vocabulary: Its whole dialogue consists of the phrase "Yum-yum, MIRACULOUS!".
  • Overly Long Tongue: Its tongue can stretch several times the length of its body, which is scaled up when Hawk Moth Akumatizes it.
  • Phlebotinum Muncher: It hungers for the Miraculous.
  • Swallowed Whole: It doesn't chew, it just gulps its target down.
  • Stomach of Holding: Its stomach is like a Pocket Dimension.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: It's hungry for Miraculouses, and it will get Miraculouses, no matter what gets in its way. Hawk Moth gives it the ability to track Miraculouses no matter where they are when he Akumatizes it, making it impossible to hide from and allowing it to find its way to Master Fu immediately.

    Robustus 

A copy of Markov's Akumatized form.


  • The Bad Guy Wins: Because Ladybug was in New York and couldn't make a lucky charm suited for fighting the fake Robustus before the amok was dismissed, any damage it made to Paris couldn't be undone.
  • The Unfought: Mayura unsummons it before Ladybug can return to Paris.

Other supervillains

     Mike 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.

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