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    General 
  • Adrien, going by both Eastern and Western tropes, should be a villain. He has a horrible home life; he's somewhat lonely (Alone in a Crowd); his mother is in a coma and only falling deeper into it, and father is the Big Bad, Hawk Moth. His outfit as Cat Noir is all black, and unlike the heroine, it makes his eyes and teeth a Little Bit Beastly. His powers are based on destruction, entropy, and decay. That's an incredibly advanced portfolio for a villain; a dexterity build with a one-shot assassin move. But, despite all this, he's not a villain. It makes him the second fiddle, because there's a limited amount things you can disintegrate and still be viewed as good, but he doesn't care. He has such a caring personality, that he doesn't mind being a sidekick.
    • The original Félix considered being Cat Noir a curse. Adrien by contrast sees Cat Noir as a chance to exercise parts of him that he can't show normally and he loves it.
      • There's also the very fact that the side of him he exercises as Cat Noir doesn't involve being an Anti-Hero relieving destructive impulses or rage like it would in any other story; it's just him cracking ridiculous jokes and letting his hair down. What a great kid.
  • Marinette is a huge klutz, she's super awkward, and she has low self-esteem and a bit of a bad luck streak. You would think she would get bullied constantly, but no one really gives her a hard time (save for Chloé). She actually gets along well with everyone, and they all seem to be friends with her.
  • The very fact that every single Parisian (besides Hawk Moth, Nathalie and Lila) adores Ladybug and Cat Noir, as well as the other heroes. Be it statues, music icons dedicating songs to them and holding parades in their honour, the people of Paris go out of their way to let their champions know how much they appreciate the team keeping them safe.
    • In a little twist, the Butterfly Miraculous is meant to create heroes to spread hope and inspire others to fight. In the absence of a heroic holder, Ladybug and Cat definitely act as Paris' Hope Bringers. Kim sums it up best in "Zombizou":
    Kim: Besides, you'll save all of us, like you always do, right?
  • Any time Plagg encourages Adrien to rebel, or not do hero work. Even though Plagg sometimes has his own reasons, like not wanting to help with an akuma, he does recognize that Adrien needs a break from his busy life at times.
  • Almost every time Ladybug and Cat Noir defeat an akumatized person they do a fist bump and simultaneously say "Bien Joué!" (usually subtitled as "Well done!" or "Good job!"). (In the English dub, it's "Pound it!").
  • Almost everything about Ivan and Mylène is painfully adorable.
  • Ladybug and Cat Noir's entire partnership is this. Sure he drives her up the wall sometimes, but they're a near unshakable team, and Cat Noir is fiercely loyal to, and protective of, his Lady.
    • Their partnership evolves over the course of the series. In Season One, Ladybug would roll her eyes in exasperation at Cat Noir's antics. By Season Three, she's started to make the occasional pun herself and more than once she's asked him for advice with her personal troubles —something she'd never have done back when they first started working together.
  • Almost every Akuma victim to date has been surprisingly Easily Forgiven, no matter what they did or how they acted while Akumatized. This really speaks to the compassion and empathy of the people of Paris—they know that Hawk Moth's victims are ultimately just that and refrain from judging them for their moments of weakness. Comparing people's reactions to Ivan in the Origins episodes with their treatment of victims over the rest of the series implies that Paris as a whole Took a Level in Kindness after the attacks began.
  • As of Season 4, Luka, Zoé, Kagami and Marc are included in the opening credits with the rest of Marinette's friends.
  • Adrien and Marinette's handmade lucky charms are made from red string.

    Season 1 
Stormy Weather
  • Just Alya and Marinette's friendship — Alya stops by Marinette's house to tell her that Adrien is by the park doing modeling and asks if she can come. When Marinette explains she has to watch Manon, Alya immediately agrees to babysit for her, but Marinette decides against it since watching over Manon was her responsibility.
  • Alya using her Cool Big Sis nature to get on Manon's good side — ending with Alya picking up Manon and placing her on Marinette's head.
    • And later on, when Alya and Manon are trapped in an ice dome that's slowly closing in on them, Alya spends her time keeping Manon happy and distracted from the danger they're in, telling her stories and playing games with her.
  • Adrien waving at Marinette, Alya, and Manon when he notices they're at the park.
  • Manon and Adrien modeling together.

The Bubbler

  • Marinette is excited for Adrien to receive the birthday gift she made for him (a scarf). Unfortunately, Nathalie takes her name off it and tells Adrien that it is a gift from his father. When Marinette finds out, she decides not to reveal the truth about it; rather, she wants Adrien to be happy about getting a meaningful gift from his father.
    • Alya's response to this is just as heartwarming, assuring Marinette that Adrien will someday figure out how amazing of a girl she is.
  • Nino trying to convince Adrien's father to throw him a birthday day. It doesn't work, and leads to Nino turning into the Bubbler, but it's the thought that counts. Nino just wanted his friend to have a good time on his birthday. This is something that stands out three seasons later, as he is one of the few Akuma victims to have been turned mostly due to frustration on another's behalf (Gabriel's actions against him personally still had an effect, of course).

Copy Cat

  • Just the fact that the citizens of Paris are so grateful for Ladybug and Cat Noir's heroics that they decide to make a statue in their honor.
  • Despite her annoyance with Cat Noir, Marinette instantly dismisses the notion that he's a thief.
  • Ladybug signing Théo's picture of her after he's de-akumatized, and apologizing for not showing up to the statue earlier.

The Pharaoh

  • Tikki and Marinette's talk at the end of the episode.
    Marinette: You must have known much less klutzy Ladybugs than me, right?
    Tikki: Every Ladybug is different.
    Marinette: That's what I thought.
    Tikki: Marinette, you are different. But different as in surprising, unpredictable and endearing. And very talented. You learn fast.
    Marinette: Really?
    Tikki: Yes.
    (Marinette kisses Tikki on her forehead)

Lady Wifi

  • Marinette realizes that Alya is Lady Wi-Fi:
    Tikki: You're going to have to fight your best friend!
    Marinette: Nope! I'm gonna have to save my best friend!
  • Cat Noir respecting Ladybug's wishes to keep up the Mutual Masquerade, even though he does want to know her identity. It's implied he does this because he loves her.
    Plagg: You had a golden opportunity to learn the truth! What were you thinking?!
    Adrien: [infatuated sigh] That's the thing. When I'm with her, I don't think.
  • A small one but Cat Noir is clearly suffering from being locked in the freezer. He pretty much collapses into Ladybug's lap. Yet his first words before he's even off the floor are to remind her that she has limited time before she resumes her true identity after using her Lucky Charm to break him out.

Timebreaker

  • Despite their contrasting personalities, it's clear Alix and her dad have a good relationship since she refers to him as "Pops" (or the French equivalent), indicating she knows she can be herself around him.
  • Ladybug is down with Timebreaker closing in on her. Then, just as the akuma tries to touch her, she finds something in the way — Cat Noir hugging her to protect her from Timebreaker's lethal powers. Cat's choice of blocking mechanism is also heartwarming considering that he's madly in love with her, to the point of being somewhat pushy about it. There were multiple ways he could have done this, but the way he chose is affectionate but not romantic.
  • Ladybug's distraught/furious reaction to Cat Noir Taking the Bullet for her. She may not love him romantically, but clearly he means a lot to her.
  • After Alix leaves her friends after her family's watch is destroyed, Marinette immediately goes after her to see if the watch can be fixed.
  • At the end, Alix admits it was her fault for not being responsible for her family heirloom, and promises to take care of it better.
  • Marinette's parents celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary and hugging Marinette at the end of the episode.

Mr. Pigeon

  • Tikki handing Marinette an apple while she works on the derby.
  • Adrien's decision to wear Marinette's hat, despite said hat having a pigeon feather (which he is allergic to) on it.
  • Gabriel Agreste was first seen as a cold, distant man in "The Bubbler", especially after calling Nino "a bad influence" on Adrien. However, in this episode he praises Marinette's fashion skills right before dubbing her the winner.

The Evillustrator

  • Nathaniel's drawings of Marinette.
  • Marinette grudgingly admitting that Evillustrator is right when he says that Chloé is mean and egotistical.
  • When Adrien asks Marinette about her opinion of Cat Noir, she responds that "he" may be cool, but not as cool as Adrien.
    • There's also the fact that he's clearly pleased that she does think Cat Noir is cool. Adrien has said that Cat Noir is his true self, after all. While most people think he looks sad at her words, Adrien does walk off smiling after thinking about what she said, so it's possible he interpreted her stammering as actually thinking Cat Noir is cooler than him but not wanting to seem rude. If that's true, he thinks he's found someone who appreciates the real him, something that not even his best friend Nino really knows.

Rogercop

  • When Marinette slips and falls in class, instead of pointing and teasing her, the other students just laugh in a lighthearted manner. Marinette is smiling with them.
  • Tom immediately going into Papa Wolf mode when Marinette is accused of stealing. Doubles as a Moment of Awesome.
  • The ending picture shows Sabrina hugging her father.
  • Doubling as a Moment of Awesome for Roger himself, after the akuma is defeated and Chloé's bracelet is returned, Mayor Bourgeois apologizes to Roger, not only giving him his job back but promoting him to Lieutenant as well.

Dark Cupid

  • Adrien deciding to reveal his feelings to Ladybug.
  • The fact that Kim, who represents the class athlete, asked for advice for a Valentine present to Max, who fills the role of the class nerd. Despite being evident by their first dialogue how the two are polar opposites, they get along quite fine and their team-up almost brought the desired result.
  • Ladybug breaking Cat Noir out of Dark Cupid's spell.....with a Big Damn Kiss.
  • The cute handshake between Marinette and Alya.

Horrificator

  • When Horrificator has Ivan and Alix cornered, she stares at Ivan for a moment...before affectionately licking his face, grabbing Alix from behind him and leaving. Even akumatized, there was enough of Mylène's personality left in Horrificator to retain her feelings for Ivan.
    • After they use Mylène's special song to drain the Horrificator of fear, it shrinks to the size of a harmless housecat and dives into Ivan's arms to cuddle like a scared kitten. He's still holding her when Ladybug de-akumatizes her. Say it with me now: "d'aawww!"
    • And the reason for the above moments? Ivan was the one to comfort her after Chloé's mean prank.
    • And, at the end, they share a Big Damn Kiss.

Darkblade

  • Mylène going to Ivan for comfort during Darkblade's seize with him responding in full.

The Mime

  • All the moments between Marinette and Alya.
    • As Ladybug, Marinette calls out to Alya, mentioning her name and the fact that that she runs the Ladyblog. It was also mentioned that Marinette chooses Alya before any other reporter. Needless to say, Alya was thrilled.
    • After Marinette accidentally deletes the video, she tries to re-enact the moment. When that doesn't work, she tells Alya the truth- that she deleted the video. And what does Alya do? She doesn't get mad. She's a little sad that Marinette didn't tell her beforehand, but Alya tells her friend that she'd already uploaded the video to her blog.
    • What was Marinette's way of apologizing to Alya? She set up an interview with Ladybug for Alya.
  • Mylène's relationship with her father. She's clearly proud of her dad's job, and he carries a small picture of her in his hat for good luck.
  • The reason for the person's akumatization (Mylène's father, Fred) was because his co-worker, Chris deliberately lied to him about where to meet the group, so he could get Fred's role. And when Chris admits his wrongdoing, what does Fred do? He forgives him.

Kung Food

  • Marinette's growing relationship with her Uncle Cheng during the episode. At first she's worried things will be awkward (since she doesn't speak Mandarin and he doesn't speak French very well), but they manage to get along very well as he prepares for a cooking competition.
    • She practices with a Mandarin app to learn how to say "hello" until she gets it right.
    • Cheng uses the bouquet Marinette brings him to make his special "heavenly soup".
    • Adrien, who has volunteered to be a translator for Cheng, does not put up with Chloé disrespecting Cheng or his dish. He shuts Chloé down as best as he can.
      • The way he shuts her down deserves a mention, too: rather than snapping at her, he just politely but firmly explains why it's not okay to assume Cheng would make sushi just because he's Asian. It says lot about Adrien's character that even when responding to flat-out racism, his first impulse is to educate rather than reprimand.
    • Cheng names the soup he made in the episode the "Marinette Soup".
  • The whole episode shows how well both Adrien and Marinette get along with each other, especially since the latter isn't as nervous and awkward as she usually is.
  • The ending picture shows both Adrien, Marinette, and Cheng having the soup together.

The Gamer

  • Marinette's parents in this episode. They are a pair of shippers for Marinette and Adrien, often coming in to offer plates of croissants, cookies and quiche to Adrien.
    • In a meta-sense, Marinette's father not becoming a stereotypical Overprotective Dad who threatens his daughter's Love Interest. Instead, he is just as supportive and kind as Marinette's mother.
  • Max trying to be a Graceful Loser, only breaking down in private.
  • Adrien pulling away Marinette from the Gamer's aim.
  • Cat Noir taking the time to assure Marinette that Adrien is safe before disappearing to distract the Gamer.
    • Not only that, but the tone of his voice when he speaks to her. It's noticeably different from how he talks to Ladybug, and how Ladybug talks to civilians. Cat Noir is calm, warm, and though he hesitates, he sounds a lot more confident about assuring Marinette that Adrien is fine than he ever has to Ladybug on the same subject. Notice how she believes him, unlike she does as Ladybug. Unlike Ladybug, he's less distant with the civilian he's talking to and isn't as concerned with getting back into the fight as he is with making sure Marinette is okay (the purpose of his teasing) and knows that she can trust him to take care of things. Ladybug would have set someone down, told them they'd be safe there, and leave. When he realised Marinette had not run away, he immediately moved to take her from the battle. Ladybug will normally tell civilians to run after protecting them, not wanting to leave the akuma unattended.
  • Marinette, guilty about causing the Gamer to appear, volunteers to give up her spot in the competition so that Max has a chance to compete. Adrien then gives up his spot since he acknowledges that Marinette is a better gamer and should have a chance to compete.
  • Meta-wise, the show's creators showing a girl gamer who does better than her male counterparts, without the cliched plotlines of Cheaters Never Prosper.
    • Not to mention none of her male friends give her crap for it. They're all supportive and in-character and even Max's antagonism is a) something he tries to hide, and b) not based on being beaten by a girl, but rather on not being good enough to win something he'd set his heart on. The staff didn't try to put a message where it didn't belong and the end result is all the better for it.

Animan

  • Adrien coaching Nino on how to ask Marinette out on a date. Even to the point of talking to him via headset.
  • Max and Kim bring out again the jock-nerd friendship by going together to the zoo, showing that their brief interaction in Dark Cupid wasn't a one-time occasion.
  • Marinette's Squee! reaction to Nino blurting out that he loves Alya. Immediately she becomes a Shipper on Deck for the two and locks them in an animal enclosure as Ladybug, for their safety.
  • The panther's caretaker showing a lot of love for his charge, who returns it with catlike affection.
  • Marinette's parents taking in a worn-out Kim to hide him from Animan, without question.
  • Cat Noir examining a picture of Marinette and her parents. It's a nice Continuity Nod to how he adores how nice they were to him in the previous episode.
  • After being the Gibberish of Love for the episode, Nino, after he and Alya become a couple, confesses his crush to Marinette. The surprised look on her face is adorable.
    • Immediately afterwards, Nino mentions that he now knows that Marinette has a crush, and he can help her with that. If he knew who that was. It's not like Alya told him or anything
  • The ending picture shows Marinette dreaming about Alya and Nino being all lovey-dovey.
  • Cat Noir giving a huge hug after Ladybug comes out of the T-rex's mouth, unharmed. And Ladybug fully reciprocates.

Antibug

  • Even though she's become an akuma thanks to Chloé (again), Sabrina doesn't actually use lethal force against her best friend as the Invisible One. She humiliates Chloé in school and steals her clothes, but once Cat Noir and Ladybug come, she focuses on them and simply tries to pickpocket Ladybug's earrings.
  • The minute Sabrina is uncorrupted, she searches frantically for the rose brooch that Chloé gave her, which was where her akuma was.
  • Ladybug and Cat Noir escorting a traumatized Sabrina out of Chloé's house, towards the press and paramedics. It's one of the few times we see what they do with a victim of an akuma corruption.
  • The fact that Chloé and Sabrina like to play superhero, dressing up as Ladybug and Cat Noir and running around the hotel like little kids. They even get the butler to play the villains.
  • Chloé listening to Ladybug's advice to make up with Sabrina and giving the latter a new brooch. Note: gave her a brooch, didn't lend it.
    • Going on from that, the brooch itself is implied to be pretty expensive, as according to Thomas Astruc, it's actually a piece from Gabriel's line. Which makes the gesture even sweeter.
  • A Word of God example. When asked on Twitter how Antibug could have easily overpowered Cat Noir to tie him to his staff, Thomas Astruc implied that it may have happened because he was unwilling to go all out against Chloé. For all Chloé is, Adrien may still see her as a friend and possibly hopes she can change for the better.

The Puppeteer

  • Hawk Moth's treatment of Manon/The Puppeteer is rather sweet, albeit in a really twisted way. He speaks gently, does not get annoyed when she constantly asks questions, and even praises her success. He's altogether more pleasant with her than any past akumatized victim. It probably helps that she knows what he wants, devises several clever plans to obtain the Miraculous and her dolls, and comes very close to winning. Instead of his usual pun at the end he's dumbstruck at how Ladybug fought four villains, a brainwashed Cat Noir, and won.
  • In a Freeze-Frame Bonus, Manon playing race car on Marinette's sofa.

Reflekta

  • Marinette convincing the photographer to retake her class photo after school in the park, to make up for Juleka missing out on the first photo because of Chloé. All the photos also put Juleka front and center in every shot, breaking her bad photo curse.
  • Some of the civilians-turned-Reflekta-lookalikes are shown to be quite distressed at their transformation and are being comforted by others, including those who had also been turned into copies of Reflekta. Two Reflektas sitting on a park bench together turn out to be a man comforting a crying woman, who embraces him when they are both turned back to normal.

Guitar Villain

  • Jagged Stone's absolute faith in Marinette's design capabilities. He also quickly intuits that his producer told her to change the design drastically.
  • In a twisted sense, Fang becoming Guitar Villain's dragon. He also proves to be a Chaotic Neutral when Ladybug tames him to use against the akuma.
  • Chloé bringing Adrien to meet Jagged Stone because she knows he is Adrien's favorite musician. A genuinely nice act from her.

Pixelator

  • Jagged Stone giving Fang a bath, using a broom as a scrub brush. The crocodile loves having his belly rubbed!
  • Alix and Ivan having a friendly pillow fight.
  • While the titled akuma villain was about to pixilate them, Kim and the doorman he was shadowing didn't mind taking a picture together.
  • Remember Mireille from "Stormy Weather" and Théo from "Copycat"? They have a small scene together when Ladybug discovers Pixelator's victims. It's unknown if the two became a couple at some point or are just two people comforting each other in a platonic manner, but either way the gesture is sweet.

Simon Says

  • This episode proved that while Gabriel is cold, he really cares about his family. Having a huge painting of his wife and some of Adrien's modeling photos on his wall. He even openly tells Ladybug his son is perfect.
  • Gabriel hugging Adrien after the events of the episode was really sweet. Adrien's expression sells it.
  • Adrien mentioning that Ladybug has his mother's smile adds a sweet depth to his crush on her, doubly so when she has the same thought about him at the same time.
    • In English, they refer to her eyes, which adds a different layer. While Marinette could be talking literally (as she is with the smile), Adrien could still be speaking metaphorically- that Marinette's eyes have the same kindness and such as his mother's.
  • Nino and Adrien's friendship. Adrien took time out of his very busy schedule to accompany Nino for his appearance on a game show twice. And when they were separated by Simon Says, Nino refused to leave unless Adrien was safe and even gave him a hug when they reunited.
  • Adrien using his mother's picture as his computer's screen.
  • Marinette deciding to stay and watch the show with her parents instead of hanging out with her friends. While she did have to go after Nino wanted to make Ladybug and Cat Noir dance, the gesture is still sweet.
  • A bit of a stretch, but Marinette's parents say at the end of the episode that she wasn't late anywhere for the past week. That means there was no need for Ladybug during that time, meaning Hawk Moth wasn't sending out akumas. With the reveal hinted upon in the episode, that can be interpreted as being either due to shock... or gratitude.

Princess Fragrance

  • Juleka gently handing Rose tissues as she gushes over the prince, all with an affectionate smile, is incredibly sweet.
  • Marinette's worry over Tikki's health issues and her delight with the kwami being cured is wonderful to see, as is their bonding moment over how close they are.
    • Master Fu’s affectionate smile as Marinette leaves with Tikki; seems he's quite proud of how his Chosen Ladybug has developed.
  • Prince Ali is totally spoiled and nice and shows an ability to recognize good character when he sees it by choosing the sweet-natured Rose over Alpha Bitch Chloé.
  • The ending picture shows Prince Ali and Rose watching the fireworks with each other, while the latter is holding the former's arm.

Volpina

Ladybug and Cat Noir - Origins Part 1

  • In this episode, everything has been going wrong for Marinette and Adrien's deepest wish, to go to school like a normal kid and make friends, gets shot in the foot. Yet neither of them hesitate to help an old man in trouble despite the fact that in both cases, their deeds make their problems worse. Both of them truly deserve their hero titles.
  • We get to see the beginning of Marinette and Alya's friendship; Alya stands up for Marinette when Chloé is bullying her and in gratitude, Marinette splits her last macaron with Alya.

Stoneheart - Origins Part 2

  • As a distraught Marinette watches a news report about all the mayhem the Stoneheart clones are causing, her father sees her expression and thinks she is scared of them. He assures her Ladybug will save them, and when she questions this, he then assures her that if Ladybug can't save her, then he himself will come to her rescue. Even though he's somewhat misunderstanding the situation, Marinette appreciates this, calling him Super-Dad. Good Parents indeed.
  • Even though Marinette is too distraught after failing her first mission, she still checks up on Ivan and encourages him to confess to Mylène.
  • Even though Ladybug and Cat Noir have only met once, Cat Noir is extremely supportive of her. Ladybug is scared that she'll fail again, but his only response is to encourage her to be more confident. After she purifies the myriad of akumas gathered in the shape of Hawk Moth's face, Cat Noir smiles at her proudly and asserts his love for her.
  • Marinette is ready to pass the role of Ladybug on to someone else. What changes her mind? Cat and Alya in real trouble. She transforms with barely a second thought.
  • Even after being scared of Ivan throughout the entire episode, Mylène finds a poem written by him for her. She accepts his confession in the end.
  • The moment that became the above image for the page — Marinette and Adrien had gotten off to a bad start, as she had assumed he was in on one of Chloé's pranks (when he was actually cleaning it up before anything could happen). She continues to ignore him until he approaches her after school the next day, confessing that he's never been to school before and it was his dream to make friends there. He offers her his umbrella to use in the rain, and Marinette is so touched by his kind gesture that she unknowingly falls for him.
    • Before this episode, most of the details of Marinette's crush on Adrien made it seem like a typical schoolgirl crush. This scene reveals it was not Adrien's looks or money that attracted Marinette to him, but who he is inside and shows that Marinette's feelings for Adrien are deeper than first thought.
    • Tikki's response to the entire situation is sweet, and she even gives Marinette a hug.
    • Adrien may have considered Marinette as nothing more than a friend, but this realization alone is still important — he's made another friend, something that he's always wanted.
  • Even though he still doesn't trust him, Nino is noticeably concerned when Adrien is hurt by Marinette accusing him of being a cruel bully. When Adrien explains that Chloé is his Only Friend, Nino introduces himself, saying that Adrien needs new friends.

    Season 2 
The Collector
  • After Gabriel is de-akumatized, Cat Noir goes to see if he's alright, even ignoring the traditional fist bump he and Ladybug do.
  • A small one, but when Adrien and Marinette's class hear about him not coming back to school, Juleka can be seen hugging and comforting Rose.
  • The moment Adrien returns to school, Nino gives him a hug. Chloé practically glomps him. And then the entire class come out to greet him.
  • Marinette taking the fall for Adrien for not returning the book sooner and asking Gabriel if Adrien could return back to school, which he nods to.
    • And while Gabriel is as cold to Marinette as he is to everyone else, he doesn't act as callous or cold to her as he does to many.
  • When Marinette explains to Master Fu that she has to return the Miraculous book, he agrees to do so.
  • When Gabriel and Adrien reconcile, it's Adrien who initiates their hug this time.
  • Adrien's computer screen — A picture of him with his mother.

Despair Bear

  • The entire slow-dancing scene between Adrien and Marinette is pretty adorable, rivalling the umbrella scene. Alya being the latter's wingwoman adds a lot to this.
  • Marinette having a photoshoot party with Alya, Rose, Juleka, and Mylène.
  • Chloé saving Ladybug from a possessed Cat Noir's Cataclysm, and Ladybug thanking her for it with no hesitation. They've both come quite a long way since "Antibug".
  • Chloé's personal butler comforting her after Adrien threatens to end their friendship, and he tries to help her be nice to others.
  • Chloé trying to be a better person just to keep Adrien's friendship; she goes as far as inviting Marinette to a party and greeting her with a kiss despite being the last thing she'd want to do. Shows how much she values Adrien's friendship and opinions.
  • Upon returning to her rude self the first comment Chloé makes to Mylène end up with the latter in tears. The last shot of the episode shows Ivan went and got immediate retribution against Chloé for her.

Prime Queen

  • Alya forgiving Marinette for essentially dumping the job of babysitting Manon on her. Cue hug.
  • Alya acting like a Cool Big Sis to Manon and putting her to bed after she falls asleep is adorable to watch.

Befana

  • Adrien's been carrying that lucky charm Marinette gave him ever since "The Gamer". At the end of the episode, he gives her one of his own.
  • Gina Dupain's sheer enthusiasm to spend time with her granddaughter, even if she is somewhat out of touch.
  • When Befana tries to go after Marinette, all of her class friends band together to keep her safe. Rose defends Marinette as the nicest person ever, and Kim even tries to tackle the akuma. When Befana's angels try to fly after Marinette, Juleka, Nathaniel, Alix, and Max tie them down with a banner, and get turned into coal for their efforts. It really is touching how much they care for Marinette and are willing to put themselves in harm's way to save her.
  • When Befana first arrives, everyone else backs away but Alya remains right beside Marinette and even puts herself in between them.
  • Tom and Sabine's teamwork into making Marinette's birthday cake. And when Tom is defeated over the second cake he put in trash, Sabine gives him a Rousing Speech that they can do it if they work together and they proceed to fist-bump each other.
  • Ivan and Kim picking up Marinette to blow out her candles.
  • Tikki giving Marinette a special gem that comes out of her own body, saying it's a symbol of the special bond between them. At first Marinette doesn't seem to appreciate it that much (mostly because Tikki spat it into Marinette's hands), but in the end it's revealed that she had made a necklace with it, and telling Tikki that, more than the gift, she appreciates the one who gave it to her.
  • After Cat Noir gets Marinette to safety, he takes a moment to wish her happy birthday.
  • When Ladybug shows up, she finishes Cat Noir's song for him while calling herself "his lady." Compared to how she usually responds to his flirting, it's rather sweet.
  • The ending picture at the end is both Ladybug and Cat Noir in the opposite direction from each other, but smiling back at one another. And in the center, Gina and Marinette are having ice cream together.

Riposte

  • Adrien teaching Marinette fencing and complimenting her own getting a point off him.
  • While it does lead to her akumatization, Kagami is a Graceful Loser to Adrien.
  • Adrien wanting to return Kagami's fencing sword and ask for a rematch.
  • At the end, both Kagami and Adrien apologize at the same time — him apologizing to her for their earlier duel which may have been her win, and her apologizing for attacking him as Riposte.
    • And when they talk about Marinette, Adrien explains that while Marinette may be clumsy, she would never cheat and is a kind girl. Kagami smirks at his description of Marinette and ask if he likes her and that she (Kagami) is happy to meet her (Marinette) in the future.
  • Both Adrien and Ladybug giving indirect kisses to each other.
  • Marinette showing some Character Development by not letting her jealousy of Kagami getting close to Adrien cloud her judgement. She is jealous, but her reason for naming Adrien the winner of their duel wasn't based on jealousy or a desire to get the open fencing slot, and she admits that she honestly didn't know. She also reminds Adrien (as Ladybug) to return Kagami's sword to her.
    • Honestly Marinette's attitude during the entire episode is refreshing, considering how off-beat she was for the previous two episodes. It seems she really did learn from acting on her jealousy in "Volpina". When Adrien tries to talk Riposte down and say Marinette made a mistake, Ladybug agrees and actually feels so bad about it she almost gives away her identity after Adrien says Marinette didn't mean to humiliate Kagami ("Of course not!"). She also makes an effort to not call Riposte by that name, but "that girl", which might be her jealousy peeking out, or it's simply because she doesn't know Kagami's name (most likely the latter, given that neither Adrien nor the audience learn her name until the end, either).
    • She doesn't transform and give chase out of jealousy that the boy she loves just met a pretty girl who shares a sport he is passionate about, but because she sees an akuma on the loose and wants to stop it before it hurts someone (particularly but not limited to Adrien). This is a far cry from abusing her power to break up Adrien and Chloé's slow dance in "The Bubbler".
  • Tikki comforting Marinette after the latter is disappointed that Adrien only considers her a friend.
  • Ladybug telling Adrien that between her and him that Cat Noir is the better fencer of the two of them. More or less saying Cat Noir could have handled Riposte better than her. Sweet, considering how harsh Ladybug can be to Cat Noir and how her praise is hard to earn and how much she likes being in charge. She doesn't know it, but she just highly praised Cat Noir to his face.

Robostus

  • When Markov is de-akumatized, Max is ready to sacrifice him, considering that perhaps he may be too dangerous to live. Ladybug encourages him not to, insisting that we all have trouble with our emotions and it is an important thing to forgive. Ladybug is giving Markov the same kindness and understanding she would give to any human akuma victim!
  • Chloé's butler protecting Marlena (Alya's mother) during the robot attack. And both of them catching Mr. Ramier (aka Pigeon Man) after he is saved by Ladybug.

Gigantitan

  • When the Gorilla is so angry about parking tickets that Hawk Moth has chosen him for his next victim, just seeing Adrien purges the chauffeur of all his negative feelings. Looks like the musclebound Perpetual Frowner is really a Bruiser with a Soft Center.
  • Marinette's classmates all being willing to join in on her convoluted plan to ask Adrien out. It's clear that by now she means more to them than just their class rep.
  • Marinette's interactions with Auguste's mother, starting with her decision to help them on the stairs even if it puts "Operation: Secret Garden" at risk, as well as trying to assure her after Auguste gets akumatized that Ladybug and Cat Noir will be there soon.
  • Cat Noir's interactions with Gigantitan come across like a father or an engaged older brother. He effectively both amuses and keeps an eye on Gigantitan, even moving Ladybug out of the baby's reach without breaking in conversation with her, the way an experience care-giver would do. Which considering that his alter-ego grew up as a sheltered only-child, with mostly adult influences, shows some astounding parental instincts.

Dark Owl

  • Ladybug, Cat Noir, and 'Cardboard Girl' *coughAlyacough* trying hard to give the Owl a super hero experience of his own instead of just arguing him out of his cape is very sweet.
  • Alya and Marinette having some nice, friendly time together in the end.
  • Once The Owl switches from trying superheroics to simply help people on the street with small problems, he stops being mocked and actually gains some well-deserved respect and admiration; he even takes time to take a selfie with some of his students. Even if everyone knows his secret identity by now, they still call Mr. Damocles by his hero name while in costume, showing how much they appreciate his good deeds.
  • In another display of the incredible trust between Ladybug and Cat Noir, she de-transforms in front of him with no doubt that he'll keep his eyes closed. Furthermore, he doesn't even look tempted to open them. Not even for the tiniest peak. It says volumes about how much he respects the boundaries Ladybug has set in their working relationship given that he really really wants them to know each other without the masks.

Glaciator

  • Pretty much the entire Marinette/Noir sequence jumps between this and tearjerking, starting from the cute smile and nod Marinette gives Cat when he asks if he could stay in her company...
    • ...to Cat Noir immediately putting aside his own problems when he discovers Marinette too has romantic troubles and proceeding to warm her up by giving her the surprise he prepared for Ladybug. The hug she gives him when she's lifted in his arms sells the moment more than anything.
  • Fake or not, Ladybug and Cat Noir pretending to be a couple, especially Ladybug wrapping herself on Cat's arm and kissing his cheek: the look on his face says that he clearly did not expect both instances, but definitely enjoyed.
  • Ladybug calling Cat Noir a friend and confessing she's already in love with someone, followed by Cat calling her his best friend too and accepting her reasons without questions.
    • On top of this, he kisses her cheek before he leaves, most likely an intentional nod to Ladybug kissing his cheek when they pretended to be a couple earlier. Under the mask, Ladybug turned the same color as her costume.
  • Marinette and André making peace in the end.
  • When Marinette meets up with Alya, Nino, Ivan, and Mylène, the latter has Ivan's arm around her. The same for Nino and Alya when they get some of André's ice cream.

Sapotis

  • After the day is saved, Ladybug asks Alya to return the Fox Miraculous, but she is initially reluctant and wants to keep the Fox Miraculous for herself. However, her intentions weren't about the fame of being a superhero nor a desire to be special, but because she genuinely wanted to help Ladybug and Cat Noir defend Paris. Also, after Ladybug signals that she's about to transform back, she says she's trusting Alya to make her final decision. When she's gone, Trixx tells her that she makes a good superhero because she's strong, brave, but most of all, trustworthy. Alya shows just how trustworthy she is by deciding to return the Miraculous, while not looking at Ladybug's civilian form to show just how much she respects her secret. Marinette smiles knowing that she made the right choice to choose the next Miraculous holder to be her best friend.

Gorizilla

  • The reason why Adrien snuck out? He wanted to see a movie that his mom was in. At the end, he and Gabriel watch it together.
  • It doubles as Nightmare Fuel, but seeing Hawk Moth/Gabriel call for Gorizilla to release Ladybug when he realizes she is the only thing that can save Adrien, it becomes clear that whatever his intentions as Hawk Moth are, he's not willing to sacrifice his son.
  • Throughout the episode's second half, Ladybug is sure Cat Noir will come to help her. It's rare she displays such trust about him, showing their dynamics improved a little after Glaciator. Also, Adrien is visibly flattered.
  • Adrien leaping off the building when Ladybug asks, and even when Plagg points out that he's getting really close to the ground Adrien just replies that Ladybug said to jump and she'll save him. He was not exaggerating when he said he trusted Ladybug with his life.
  • At the end, Gabriel sits down to watch "Solitude" with Adrien. Too bad it's undermined by the Wham Shot right afterward.
  • Wayhem apologizing for posting a photo of Adrien on the internet. It's a brief, easily forgettable moment but it's something none of Adrien's other fans have done before. Even more so that Adrien normally tends to grin and bear it when it when people invade his personal space, such as Chloé, and Wayhem apologized of his own initiative.

Captain Hardrock

  • At the end of the episode, Gabriel plays a duet alongside his son and allows him to go to his friend's concert. It's a small thing, but, like the events of Gorizilla, a sign that, in spite of his coldness and poor intentions, Gabriel really does care about his son, even if he's unable to show it most of the time.
  • In order to keep Captain Hardrock from getting to her, Luka pulls a Heroic Sacrifice by having Marinette hide under the bed and making it seem like she jumped out the window, allowing himself to be recaptured. This buys Marinette the time she needs to become Ladybug.
  • When Mrs. Couffaine is akumatized and the boat transforms, Ivan puts his arms around Mylène. Later when she introduces herself as Captain Hardrock you can see Alya and Nino holding each other and Rose and Juleka with their arms around each other.

Zombizou

  • Caline couldn't be akumatized to do evil, she could only be akumatized when she was convinced to use her power for love.
  • Nino choosing to stay with Alya while she turns into a love-addicted zombie:
    Nino: This isn't the first time we've been in trouble together.
  • Chloé giving a genuine, heartfelt apology to her teacher, which prompts a pretty nice embrace between them a moment later; Ladybug and Cat Noir watching the whole thing, including a rare, honest happy smile from Chloé, makes it even better, as Adrien is watching one of his childhood's friend's rare tender, kind moments, and Marinette is confirming that Caline was right about how Chloé really has a heart and only needs some encouragement.
    • Marinette actually says this to Alya in front of Chloé when Alya is blaming her for causing the Zombizou debacle, and apologizes for saying she didn't have a heart earlier. What's more? Chloé doesn't even say anything derogatory in response.
    • Chloé sacrificing herself to zombified Cat Noir so Ladybug can save the day.
  • A very sweet moment happens between Cat Noir and Ladybug when he blocks the zombies from coming after Chloé and Ladybug, and gets kissed as a result. Ladybug rushes to him and holds his face, not wanting to leave him, and he just calmly tells her to, and that she's the only one who can fix everything.
    • Also Cat Noir has attempted in past episodes to kiss Ladybug. In this episode, he doesn't even try it once (except when zombiefied).
  • Several small moments amongst the class, such as Ivan quickly rushing to Mylène's aid when Sabrina attacks her to Juleka comforting Rose in the bus. Kim and Alix, who both get kissed while keeping the zombies from Chloé, both express to Ladybug their total faith that she will fix everything.
    • When Miraculous Ladybug makes everyone revert back to normal, Rose and Juleka are hugging each other. They briefly break apart when they revert, and then hug again. Alix also jumps in. Similarly, Mylène and Ivan are kissing on a bench when they turn back. They keep on kissing.
  • The sheer amount of faith everyone has in Ladybug. They all allow themselves to be kissed, trusting that Ladybug will save the day. Combined with a gentle reprise of the theme song when she finally de-evilizes Zombizou, instead of the usual upbeat action music...

Syren

  • Max taking Markov to the cinema. After what happened in Markov's last appearance in 'Robostus', it's nice to see that not only has Max agreed to keep his Robot Buddy, but he's also letting Markov participate in recreational activities like watching movies.
  • Tikki and Marinette are more often shown to be closer than Plagg and Adrien but the episode shows that Plagg does care for Adrien:
    Adrien: Why not? No one will know if I quit. No one will care.
    Plagg: I will!
    Adrien: Why? Because you won't have anyone to give you Camembert?
    Plagg: Oh, I'm sure there'll be another Cat Noir to give me cheese... but he won't be you.
  • As brief as it is seeing Alya as Rena Rouge again is nice, especially seeing that her foray with a Miraculous in Sapotis wasn't just a one time thing.
  • At the end of the episode, Kim asks Ondine to go to the movies with him, implying that he returns her feelings. The smile he gives her is adorable.

Frightningale

  • When Clara first asks Marinette to star in her video, Marinette declines. Obviously she can't tell Clara the real reason she doesn't want to be cast as Ladybug (because she is Ladybug). Instead the reason she uses is that she came with her friends and wants to stay with them. And it's implied that this isn't just an excuse: Marinette genuinely wanted to be with her friends as an extra.
    • Marinette's friends all hugging her in response.
    • At the end it even looks like Kim joins in with the hug.
  • Clara appears to be a very sweet person who truly cares about her fans and her art. After being told that she can't film her video, the first thing she does is apologise to her "beloved fans" - when the situation isn't even her fault - before running away crying.
  • Everyone in Marinette's class (sans Chloé) participates in Clara's final video, as well as the school's staff with normally-serious authority figures such as Mrs. Mendeleev, Mr. D'Agencourt and Mr. Damocles (who has been shown to be interested in superheroes) as well. Even recently-debuted characters like Ondine, Luka and Marc join in.
    • Even Sabrina is allowed to join in!
    • After the class watches the video, Marinette interacts with Adrien with her signature stuttering, before settling on how about how he looks nothing like Cat Noir. Adrien doesn't mind, happily telling Marinette that she's funnier than Ladybug and they both laugh about it, proving that Adrien's own relationship with Marinette is more than meets the eye.

Troublemaker

  • Jagged Stone and Tom having fun 'rocking out' together. Then Jagged inviting Marinette to come join them, calling her his favorite little lady and bragging about how she designed his album cover.
    • When Jagged Stone accidentally finds his way into Marinette's room he can't help but comment on the unique style of her fashion designs and the pure talent Marientte has. He's also more than excited to find she keeps a cardboard standee of him, which he'd be more than happy to sign if she wants, in her room. Needless to say Jagged really does has a soft spot for Marinette.
  • Jagged Stone hugging Penny after she is de-akumatised.
    • Just about every interaction between Jagged and Penny shows just how much he appreciates her.
    • Penny's akumatisation results from her stress caused by everyone's demands; Alec and Bob berated her for accidentally cutting off the feed and Marinette stressfully asked her to get everyone to leave as she was afraid they'd see her secret photos of Adrien. However, Jagged only mentions that he's starting to feel allergic and he wants a tissue to sneeze on, which would be a normal reaction to an allergy. When Penny loses her temper, she shoves her co-workers out of the room and tells them to leave her alone. Jagged's reaction isn't apathetic like Bob and the others, he is visibly concerned about her and even looks back at the door feeling remorseful for pushing her around. It shows that Jagged cares about Penny and he never meant to provoke her.
  • Penny's main concern appears to be getting everyone (especially the cameras) out of Marinette's room. Even stressed out as she is, she's still thinking about the poor girl's privacy as opposed to her employer the well-meaning Manchild or the ratings-hungry manager and TV crew.
  • Ladybug telling Penny that she looks after everyone else all the time, and she should take a moment so they can make sure she is okay.
  • Marinette and Adrien's interaction at the end of the episode. When Marinette claims that her photos of him are simply because she's into fashion, he pretends to buy it, assures her he's not weirded out because he's used to this sort of thing from fans, and invites her to one of his photo shoots. Before he leaves, he mentions that he's glad to have someone like Marinette as a fan.
    • In the French dub, he says he's glad to have someone like Marinette as a friend.
    • Additionally, Adrien feeling comfortable enough around Marinette to tease her.

Reverser

  • Marinette tries to get Marc to come out of his shell a bit by inviting him to the art club. While it ultimately backfires, the gesture was nice of her.
    • The fact that Marinette's friends at school are not limited to her class, as the episode starts by establishing that she and Marc already know each other.
  • Alix refuses to believe for a second that Marinette and Marc were trying to prank Nathaniel, even pointing out to Nath how out-of-character that would be for Marinette.
    • Alix and Nath's friendship in general qualifies.
  • Nathaniel and Marc, having reconciled, present their comic to the rest of the art club. They even dedicated the first issue to Marinette.
  • When Reverser turns Cat Noir into a sniveling coward, Ladybug is nothing but patient with him and doesn't even get fed up once with his behavior, not to mention how Cat Noir didn't hesitate to help her even when he was deathly afraid of everything.

Anansi

  • Nino and Alya's relationship is well-demonstrated here. Even before he gets his Miraculous Nino goes toe-to-toe with a supervillain just to protect her.
  • Adrien facetiming. While it's sad that Gabriel still refuses to let Adrien leave his house, it's good to know that he and his friends are working to get around it somehow.
  • Master Fu being willing to give Marinette his own Miraculous when she decides it's the one she needs.
  • Alya, Nino and Marinette reconcile with Nora and invite her to the ice rink.

Sandboy

  • Marinette trusting Tikki enough to let her go to the ritual, even if it means she won't be able to transform.
  • Even though Plagg is being a goof when he meets up with Tikki, he gets serious as soon as she mentions Nooroo and says he's worried too.
  • Plagg calling Tikki "sugarcube", even though Tikki seems to find it annoying.
  • The entire scene with Tikki and Plagg meeting up with the other kwamis is adorable.
  • Cat Noir protecting Ladybug from nightmare Ladybug when she's de-powered.
  • Ladybug hugging the de-akumatized kid and comforting him.
  • At the end of the episode Plagg sees Marinette and Tikki cuddling. You'd think he'd be disgusted by all this mushy stuff, but he ends up going home and giving Adrien a hug and thanking him for letting him have his freedom. Adrien tells Plagg it's not a problem because he understands what it's like to be cooped up all the time.

Style Queen

  • Everyone encouraging Marinette when she's scared that Audrey will hate her hat design, especially Adrien.
  • Ladybug doing her signature fist bump with Plagg after they defeat Style Queen.
  • Chloé's gift may seem small and insignificant (especially to her mother), but it does show that she took the lessons of Ms.Bustier to heart and tried applying the kind gesture of giving a gift to her mother.
  • Chloé hugging Adrien when they are both turned back to normal. Then she and Adrien both go to check on Audrey.

Queen Wasp

  • After ages of being an aloof bordering on abusive dad, Gabriel shows up in public for the first time since his wife disappeared and his first act is to hug his son in front of everybody.
  • Audrey Bourgeois, who is infamous in the fashion world as being impossible to impress, is absolutely blown away by Marinette's design, comparing her and the raw emotion she put into her work to a young Gabriel. Gabriel himself, showing a rare smile, cheerfully admits Marinette does have the talent to become a world renowned designer.
  • It's confirmed that Gabriel is doing all of this out of a desire to see his wife again.
  • Nathalie, also in a rare show of affection, hugs Gabriel when she sees him in his Villainous BSoD. If it were anyone else, Gabriel would've snapped at them, but Nathalie? He... lets her in.
  • Chloé looking sadly at the destroyed Bee Miraculous and holding it close to her. It's a rare gentle moment from Chloé when you remember that Pollen should still be residing in it.
  • Ladybug and Cat Noir gently comforting Chloé and encouraging her to give back the miraculous because that's what a hero would do. She does, and sincerely apologizes to them.
  • Marinette choosing to help Chloé bond with her mother instead of going to New York with Audrey to pursue her dream of being a fashion designer.

Malediktator

  • There are various students, faculty, and staff celebrating Chloé leaving Paris for New York, except Ms. Bustier. She really did have faith and hope that Chloé is better than her peers believe.
  • When Marinette is led to Master Fu's shop, she asks for him to lend a Miraculous. She intends to get the Bee Miraculous for Chloé, but they are both initially reluctant as she had used her powers irresponsibly and endangered several civilians within a subway so she could look like a hero. Tikki advises Marinette to follow her instincts, and she ultimately chooses to do so as a sign that she's starting to trust Chloé to use her Miraculous.
  • Chloé tearfully admits to Ladybug about her hidden vulnerable side and how she's aware that she has no friends and thinks she's useless. Ladybug is gentle and compassionate toward her for the whole conversation. She even tells Chloé about how a friend (Adrien) said that nobody is useless. Imagine how touched Adrien/Cat Noir would feel if he were there to hear the whole exchange.
    • On a related note, when he's finally free from Malediktator's mind control, Cat Noir gets to see Queen Bee and Ladybug celebrating their victory and even doing the 'fist bump', with Chloé being particularly excited about the later. In other words, Adrien could see his childhood friend getting along with his crush/teammate.
  • Ladybug eventually lends Chloé the Bee Miraculous, and she is joyful to see Pollen again after it was destroyed by Cataclysm in the last episode. As Queen Bee, she isn't as arrogant and show-offish as she was in 'Queen Wasp'. Instead, she's willing to cooperate with Ladybug and her first action upon meeting Malediktator is to genuinely apologise to him for being responsible for his akumatization. Even though she still retained her bratty attitude and got Malediktator's attention, it was certainly a step up from how she acted like a Spoiled Brat earlier. Also, Queen Bee says "Sorry, Daddy" to Malediktator when she uses her Venom to paralyze him before letting Ladybug finish the job to destroy his sash and purify the akuma.
    • For her part, Pollen seemed genuinely happy to work with Chloé again.
  • Chloé begins to take a level in kindness since André is freed from his akumatization. When she sees Audrey berating him, she breaks up her parents' fight and decides to go home with them, which they accept. She then tells her butler that she is willing to disassemble her "secret lair" by herself, which is when Marinette comes to her and invites her to a party in the school. It turns out to be a party for Queen Bee, whose identity everyone knows at this point. At the end, Chloé pulls out the bejewelled phone case her father tried to bribe her with earlier, showing that she's finally accepted him. Even Adrien is impressed by the party, and Marinette says that Chloé's experiences as Queen Bee will help to change her.
    • A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment; when Sabrina hugs her, Chloé actually is relieved and smiles that her friend would miss her.

Frozer

  • Both Marinette and Adrien trying to reveal their love for their respective crushes, only to realized that it's only a dream.
    • In their imaginations, Cat Noir reveals to Ladybug that he's Adrien so they can finally be together, while at the same time, Marinette finally reveals her feelings to Adrien towards the end of the episode.
    • A subtle detail. Before Marinette immediately rejected the option of having a pet cat, but this time she is happy with the possibility of having not only a dog and a hamster, but also a cat. A black cat.

  • Kagami realizes that Adrien is upset and comforts him. Adrien really appreciates it and gives her his rose.
  • Despite being really painful for her, Marinette helps out Adrien with his date with Kagami. She's come a long way. And to his credit, Adrien isn't completely oblivious to Marinette, either. When she falls, he quickly breaks away from Kagami to help her up. And when Marinette takes off because she can't stand to see Adrien and Kagami together, Adrien's first instinct is to go see if she's all right.
  • Kagami's "I never hesitate" could actually be seen as this, depending on whether you interpret it as her giving Marinette advice because she's figured out that they both like each other (which does make sense, really; if she was just after Adrien herself, she'd have pulled him away sooner and left Luka to help Marinette up).
    • Similarly, when Marinette suggests going to the ice rink again with a group of their friends, she specifically mentions Kagami. She might be slightly jealous, but she's still willing to consider Kagami a friend; our girl's come a long way since Volpina.
  • After Phillipe is deakumatized, Adrien takes a selfie with him and sends a message on social media about how he makes ice skating fun, and tells him that he hopes that it'll encourage more people to go to the ice rink. Kagami tells Adrien that he still does what others want him to do, but Adrien tells her that he just wanted to make Phillipe happy. Behind them, Marinette is seen thanking Phillipe as well.
  • Adrien tells the Gorilla that he is really meeting Kagami at the ice rink instead of for fencing, and Gorilla drives him there instead of ratting him out. It's nice that Adrien has at least one parental figure in his life who cares about what he wants first.

Catalyst

  • Nathalie willingly letting herself be akumatized to help Gabriel/Hawk Moth.
  • Nora protecting her sisters from the akuma.
  • Nino and Wayzz already have a secret handshake.
  • When Hawk Moth's red butterflies start to swarm the school, Adrien's first reaction is to protect Marinette. Including tackling her to the ground away from the butterflies and covering most of his body over her.
  • Chloé might be one of the nastiest Alpha Bitches in recent media, but the sheer delight and wonder on her face as she summons Pollen is very touching.

Mayura

  • Seeing Cat Noir working so well with Carapace and Queen Bee is pretty nice to see that even if they don't know it, it really shows Adrien's friendships with Nino and Chloé well.
  • When all the other heroes have been akumatized, Ladybug is starting to wonder if they really can take on an entire army. Cat Noir doesn't doubt her for a moment, telling her it's always been the two of them against the world and he'll stay with her.
    • Plagg giving half his cheese to Adrien. There's no reason for him to do it besides to cheer Adrien up, and Adrien clearly appreciates it.
  • The first moment after Ladybug and Cat Noir leap over the barrier and Nora raises the flag of France between Luka and Anarka declaring that all the citizens of Paris will fight for its heroes. Doubles as a Moment of Awesome.
  • A villainous one from Hawk Moth, surprisingly - when cornered, he flat-out begs Nathalie not to use the Peacock Miraculous, even though he's seemingly got no way out. Given that it's Cast from Hit Points, that level of concern is amazing coming from a relative sociopath like him.
    • Later, he's seen gently chastising an exhausted Nathalie, urging her that it was too dangerous. This whole time, he's been holding back on calling on a formidable ally rather than risk his confidante's life.
    • And then Nathalie insists that it was Worth It, because she had to protect him no matter what. This prompts Gabriel Agreste to flash a rare smile, and hold her hand in gratitude.
  • The whole class coming together to help Marinette keep her promise by organizing a picnic. Adrien makes a point of citing some of the ways that Marinette's helped everyone out, and that it's only fair that they help her in return. Worth noting is the way Adrien refers to Marinette as the class' "everyday-life Ladybug." Considering his crush on Ladybug as Cat Noir, that's the highest compliment that Adrien could give anyone.
  • Marinette closing out the season by taking a major step in acting on her feelings for Adrien by kissing him on the cheek. In front of everyone. And Adrien's smile suggests that he didn't mind one bit.
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    Season 3 
Chameleon
  • Despite several attempts to expose her Lila actually made an effort to find a peaceful way to deal with Marinette before she resorts to threats.
  • Once again, Lila's Akumatized form refuses to involve civilians in a fight beyond taking their looks.
  • It's Played for Laughs, but Plagg trying to wake Adrien up by kissing him is pretty sweet.
  • The way Adrien looks at Marinette before going to sit next to her is heartwarming.
  • Near the end of the episode, Adrien agrees with Marinette when she points out that Lila's lying. He only encourages her to not challenge her lies because he thinks that Lila's ensuing humiliation (and likely attempts at payback) would only cause more trouble for Marinette.
    • And Adrien gave her this advice after his own reputation took a hit from Lila in the form of looking like the victim of the week/ a Jerkass in front of his classmates.
  • The rest of the class (sort of) makes up for moving Marinette to the back of the class without asking for her input by asking for the seating arrangements to be changed back to normal.
    • Alya, in particular, tells Marinette that she wouldn't let her BFF sit by herself.note 

Animaestro

  • Adrien and Kagami are having some very sweet bonding moments. Chloé's sabotage backfires and they end up even closer.
  • Marinette is the first person who actually recognizes Thomas Astruc. He is so touched that he gives her his seat.

Bakerix

  • Rolland figures out who Marinette is when she starts singing a song he used to sing whenever he and Tom baked together.
  • As soon as Rolland is deakumatized he immediately starts worrying about Marinette.
  • Rolland starting to appreciate Marinette and reconciling with his son.
    Rolland: You're not a traditional granddaughter, Marinette. And you know what? I like it.
  • After 20 years Rolland finally reunites with his son.

Backwarder

  • Pretty much everything between Master Fu and Marianne. They seem to have a true love.
  • It's Played for Laughs, but Adrien did travel around England looking for constipation pills for Marinette, and gave them to her without question, criticism, or comment.

Reflekdoll

  • Luka encourages his younger sister Juleka to model for Marinette and is very supportive to her.
  • Rose kissing Juleka on her cheek before leaving was really a cute moment.
  • Alya creates several opportunities for Marinette to ask Adrien out and nudges her to do it.
  • Despite knowing the risks Nathalie does not hesitate to become Mayura again in order to support Hawk Moth.
  • The Gorilla allows himself to be persuaded to drive Adrien and his friends to the Eiffel Tower so that they have their photo shooting. Later he also grants them extra time and even participates in the shooting.
  • After walking in each other's shoes, Ladybug and Cat Noir have learned to appreciate each other and their roles much more.
  • Marinette realizes how much the modeling means to Juleka and lets her model with Adrien.
  • Tikki and Plagg's reunion with their Miraculous holders after being swapped.

Weredad

  • Tom's enthusiasm in setting up Marinette and Cat's date, intent on making Marinette happy as she gets to spend time with her supposed crush.
    • Eventually, after Cat tells Marinette that he loves someone else, she feigns sadness in an overdramatic way and leaves to go to her bedroom, causing Tom to loathe Cat and swear never to let anyone break Marinette's heart again, giving him enough resentment to be akumatized into Weredad. Even if it was a misunderstanding, it's the thought that counts: Tom was akumatized out of love and fatherly instinct towards his daughter.
  • Sabine talking in a calm, forgiving manner towards Cat Noir after blaming himself for Tom's akumatization, and having faith in him saving her husband.
  • At the end of the episode, Marinette tells Cat that even if they aren't a couple, they can just be friends. Cat apologises for hurting her and tells her that she really is an amazing girl, then gives her a genuine hug this time. From Marinette's touching smile during the hug, her relationship with Cat is starting to make progress, an inverse of "Mayura" that's just as sweet.

Silencer

  • Pretty much every interaction between Luka and Marinette in this episode is adorable. To summarize:
    • Luka is nothing but supportive towards Marinette when she's designing Kitty Section's costumes, and he's quick to approve of the finished product.
    • When they realize that XY stole their ideas, Luka specifically mentions Marinette's designs, while Marinette specifically mentions Luka's song.
    • While Luka's already mad at Bob Roth and XY, he doesn't get akumatized until after the former threatens Marinette. It's even noted by Hawk Moth in his villainous speech:
      "The anger of the creator whose work has been stolen by an unscrupulous individual, and who, to top it off, cannot bear that someone made the girl he is in love with suffer. Go little akuma, and evilise his pure heart."
    • After getting akumatized, not only does Silencer not steal Marinette's voice, he ends up confessing his love to her. To top it off, he ends up repeating this confession word for word after he gets de-akumatized.
      "You're the most extraordinary girl, Marinette. As clear as a musical note and as sincere as a melody. You're the music that's been playing inside my head since the first day we met. I won't let anything happen to you."

Oni-Chan

  • Kagami still has the rose Adrien gave her in Frozer (also a photo of both of them). It is clear that she loves him.
  • The fireman who hears out Marinette’s concerns regarding Lila’s lying nature and her worry for Adrien. It’s nice see an adult hear her out about her love life; he even helps her (safely) look over the Agreste Mansion wall.
  • While Lila lies a lot, her claim to love Adrien was sincere, as her horn did not react.
  • As Cat Noir, Adrien prioritizes returning Kagami’s rose to her and getting her home after she’s de-akumatized. The usually stoic Kagami is seen smiling all throughout.
  • When Kagami compliments Adrien’s fencing skills he tells her that he is only trying to be worthy of her (making her blush and smile).

Miraculer

  • When Chloé is upset that Ladybug continues to ignore her, Sabrina and her butler do their best to cheer her up.
  • Miraculer tries to steal powers for her and Chloé so that they can become superheroes and be friends again.
  • The quick flashbacks showcasing Chloé and Sabrina, along with Chloé's butler, playing around dressed up as Ladybug and Cat Noir, genuinely having fun together, and even shown falling asleep cuddled up together.
  • Chloé, as Queen Bee, aids the other heroes in restraining Miraculer so they can get to the akuma. When Miraculer tells Chloé "I thought we were friends", Chloé responds by stating that Miraculer is not her friend, but Sabrina is.
  • After Miracular steals Ladybug and Cat Noir's powers, she uses Cataclysm right on Cat Noir's chest, leaving him powerless, limping, and in pain. When Ladybug sees him again, she's concerned, and promises to get their powers back and heal him. For Cat Noir's part, he trusts her completely, and goes on fighting despite his pain and having lost some of his athleticism. He even apologizes when he's downed toward the end, saying he held out as long as he could.

Oblivio

  • After spending the episode trying to piece together who they are, and knowing that when Ladybug uses "Miraculous Ladybug" they won't remember what has happened Cat Noir asks Ladybug for a kiss, and unlike all the other times before, knowing who is behind that mask, Ladybug only smiles and kisses him.
  • Marinette is initially scared of Tikki, but after a brief conversation rushes forward to snuggle her.

Desperada

  • When Desperada appears Kagami immediately shields Adrien. She even tries to attack her.
  • Rose takes a "bullet" for Juleka.
  • The interactions between Ladybug and Aspik always end in failure but they are still adorable.
  • Luka agrees to use the Snake Miraculous because his family and friends were attacked.
  • Jagged Stone reconciles with Vivica and rehires her.

Startrain

  • Master Fu gives Marinette the Horse Miraculous so that she can enjoy the trip to London without leaving Paris unprotected. Even a superheroine deserves to have fun.
  • Even though Chloé is still treating Sabrina like a slave, there's something sweet about her father being proud of her instincts to 'serve and protect,' saying it's the Raincomprix family motto. Roger also seems to feel better from his near-akumatization after talking to his daughter.
  • Rose sleeping with her head in Juleka's lap.
  • Adrien at least gets to enjoy part of his secret class trip, happily playing cards with Nino on the train.
  • Marinette and Adrien are sleeping with her head resting on his shoulder. Everybody but Lila is touched.
    • When Lila tries to intervene and wake Marinette up to get help for her "motion sickness" Alya stops her gently.
    • Sabrina immediately offers Lila to help her with her "problem".
    • Alya takes a photo of them so that Marinette has a keepsake of that moment. Marinette appreciates it very much.
    • Adrien clearly notices her sleeping and, rather than wake her up or gently move so it's not awkward, he simply allows her to rest against him.
  • Claudie Kanté passed the test and will become an astronaut. Max is the first to congratulate her.

Kwamibuster

  • Master Fu trusts Marinette so much that he allows her to take almost every Miraculous he has.
  • Ms. Mendeleiev realizes that the Kwamis have to remain a secret and agrees to let it go. She consoles herself by cosidering herself way ahead of her time just like Copernicus.

Feast

  • Plagg plays piano with Adrien to cheer him up. And it's a differernt genre and much more upbeat tune than Adrien normally plays. Adrien then thanks Plagg, saying only his mother could make him laugh like that.
  • When Master Fu realizes that Feast will come after the Miraculouses he takes the ring and the earrings back and tries to leave Paris so that his heroes and the city will be save.
  • Marinette and Adrien defending Master Fu despite having no Miraculous.
  • Ladybug and Cat Noir destroy Feast for good, undoing Master Fu's mistake and bring back the temple, the monks and the Miraculouses.
  • Master Fu formally chooses Marinette as his worthy successor.

Gamer 2.0

  • When Ladybug and Cat Noir are forced to compete against each other he does not fight but sacrifices himself without hesitation.
  • After his defeat Gamer surrenders peacefully and even congratulates Ladybug.
  • Ladybug, who has spent the entire episode stressed over her civilian and superhero obligations, asks Cat Noir how he manages to have fun. Cat replies that he has the most fun when he's with her, and he would give up everything for just those moments.
  • He also helps her to loosen up and have more fun with the game, rather than being so stressed and focusing on winning quickly. And she shines at the game after following his advice.
  • Marinette bring Max over to her house to test out his new video game with his parents.
  • The brief scene with Marc and Nathaniel suggests that their Ladybug comic is being officially published, as there's a finished issue on the table in front of them and Marc mentions them having a meeting with their editor. Good for you, guys.

Party Crasher

  • Nino, Kim, Max, and Ivan sneaking into Adrien's house so they can throw him a party. This is probably the first time that Adrien's enjoyed his Gilded Cage, as he now has friends to share his gifts with.

Stormy Weather 2

  • When Chloé is bullying Aurore, Marinette stands up for her and offers her to help with her grades. Aurore appreciates it.
  • When Stormy Weather attacks Chloé Sabrina jumps in front of her to protect her.

Ikari Gozen

  • Aurore Beauréal and Mireille Caquet are clearly friends by now and appear on television together.
  • Tomoe is loosening up and allows Kagami to spend time with her friends.
  • Marinette tries to protect Kagami from her mother’s wrath by making up an excuse for her. It makes Kagami so happy that the Akuma meant for her lose its target.
  • Marinette and Kagami finally become friends.
    • And the reason that Marinette befriends Kagami? It's because she realizes that Kagami is basically Adrien at the beginning of the series and in a move that parallels the start of Adrien and Nino's friendship, decides to be the first person to reach out.

Timetagger

  • Ramier is so sorry about having been akumatized once again that he treats Ladybug and Cat Noir to ice cream. He does it again after his 25th akumatization. It's worth noting that despite how frustrated they are with Mr. Pigeon, Ladybug and Cat never blame Ramier and even try to think of solutions to stop him from getting akumatized.
    Ramier: Please don't tell me it happened again.
    Ladybug: It's okay Mr. Ramier. We'll always be here to bring you back to the good side.
  • Lila is babysitting Etta, Ella and Chris so that Alya and Nino can go to the movies; while it's very possible that Lila has some ulterior motive, she's doing a pretty good job and the children are enjoying themselves.
  • As Plagg points out, even if it's still unclear if they'll become a couple, Adrien will still work with Ladybug as adults, making this a lasting, stable partnership.
  • Alix and her adult version are very fond of each other.
  • Although we never see either of their faces, Future Ladybug has a brief interaction with her younger self through one of Bunnyx's portals encouraging her:
    Future Ladybug: See, girl? We did it! We always will.

The Puppeteer 2

  • Adrien duels with Hawk Moth's wax figure and holds himself up against it for a short time so that Marinette can escape.
  • Nino’s way of cheering up Alya as she mourns her actions as Lady WiFi is to tell her to alter the way she sees the akuma victims; not as super villains, but as people Ladybug and Cat Noir have saved.
  • When Marinette is heartbroken after learning that Adrien is in love with somebody else Tikki manages to comfort her a little bit.

Cat Blanc

  • When Marinette has once again doubts about confessing to Adrien, Alya and her other friends accept no excuses and encourage and cheer for her until she goes through with it.
  • Adrien finally realizes that Ladybug and Marinette are the same person, and is beyond happy. He and and Marinette become a couple soon afterwards. Through Flash Forward|s, we get to see what is essentially a Good-Times Montage between them as they settle into their new roles with one another:
    • The other girls watch in delight. While Chloé is extremely furious about this development, Sabrina is happy for them.
    • Dancing with one another, and even publicly codifying their relationship when Adrien has Marinette on his arm on the red carpet.
    • And Luka is successfully fulfilling his alternate-timeline promise that he’ll be happy for Marinette and Adrien if it works out, playing with the rest of Kitty Section in the vignette which shows Adrien & Marinette, along with Nino & Alya, slow-dancing on the Liberty.
  • When the Gorilla sees how devastated Adrien is, he ignores his orders and lets him go after Marinette.
  • Cat Noir saves Marinette from the akuma, revealing himself in the process. They hug immediately afterwards.
  • When Ladybug and Cat Noir attack Hawk Moth in his lair, Mayura is nowhere to be seen. This implies that Nathalie was not willing to fight against Adrien.
  • It's incredibly sad, but Ladybug clearly holds a lot of sympathy for the akumatized Cat Noir, and is clearly desperate to find his akuma. She even wipes away his tear and calls him "my poor kitty."
  • When Cat Blanc calmed down once again after Ladybug persuaded him to not use Cataclysm to destroy the universe, he declares he is no longer Cat Noir while flicking his bell, where his akuma is located. Although he claims to be this, you can see that his Cat Noir/Adrien part is not completely gone as he claimed, by giving a clue where his akuma actually is. So Ladybug is finally able to reach his bell and free her partner from akumatization.
    • When Ladybug attempts to kiss him, instead of happily hugging or kissing her first, he just... stays silent and doesn't even aggressively attack or find the opportunity to take her Miraculous.
    • After Ladybug successfully freed Cat Noir from his akumatization, the purified white butterfly lands in his hands, before he gently lets it fly away in the sky. Even a tiny butterfly that was used to corrupt him was able to make him give it a look of sympathy.
  • In the end, Ladybug is happy that she managed to stop Cat Noir from getting akumatized and spend some time with him, resting her head on his shoulder.

Félix

  • Adrien considers Nathalie a part of his family and hopes that she and his father will be happy together. All in all, he handles the idea with a lot of maturity and understanding.
  • Since it has been one year since Emilie disappeared, all of Adrien's friends send him videos to cheer him up. This includes Nino, Alya, Luka, Juleka, Rose, Kim, Max, Alix, Nathaniel, Marc, Ivan, Mylène, Kagami, Lila, Chloé, and of course Marinette. While Adrien never gets to see the videos he still appreciates it and sends them a video of his own.
  • When Marinette is scared of Adrien's reaction to her confession, Luka reassures her.
    Luka: You know, I'll be really happy for you and Adrien if it works out. And if it doesn't, I'll be here for you.
  • Lila immediately sends Félix video to Gabriel Agreste. This time she tries to protect Adrien from an actually bad influence.
  • As the class receives Félix's message and starts to doubt that they really know Adrien, both Nino and Marinette stand up to defend him, knowing Adrien would never be so cruel.
  • Adrien quickly realizes what Félix has done. He still pretends to be him so that the Punisher Trio goes after him instead of his cousin.
  • When Princess Fragrance, Reflekta and Lady Wifi attack Adrien, Nathalie fights against them (without transforming) to protect him.
  • When Félix gives a fake apology, Adrien immediately forgives him and offers him his help.
  • Since Félix "murdered" one of Plagg's beloved Camemberts, Adrien spends him a new one.
  • Even Akumatized the trio quickly realize they were tricked once they see Félix and change their target to him saying that of course Adrien was too nice to send that video.
  • Félix seems to genuinely love his mother and did what he did to try to get Gabriel's ring which he offers to her when he sucesfully steals it. He also seems to have at least made up with Adrien by the end based on his lack of negative look when they say goodbye.

Ladybug

  • When Marinette is in trouble with her teacher all her classmates stand up for her (especially Adrien and Alya).
  • As the akumas swarm the locker room, Chloé uses herself as a human shield to protect Sabrina from the swarm. This, along with the events of the episode Miraculer, showcases that despite her usual behavior, Chloé genuinely cares about Sabrina.
  • Alya tries herself as detective to prove Marinette's innocence.
  • Adrien agrees to let Lila be his muse for photo shootings and desists to cut ties with her in exchange for her helping Marinette back into the school.
    • Lila chooses the chance to get closer to Adrien instead of alienating him even further over her revenge on Marinette (Granted she looked at Nathalie to get her permission).
  • After all Marinette had to endure she is still willing to give Lila another chance.
  • Gabriel choosing Nathalie over his scheme without any hesitation, as well as his concern for her throughout the whole episode. Even being willing to leave his hideout and fight both Cat Noir and Ladybug directly, as Hawk Moth to save her from being caught by them.
  • Unhealthy as it is, Nathalie's dedication to Gabriel. Duusu even becomes emotional about this, proclaiming how romantic it is.
  • Cat Noir and eventually Ladybug as well have deep sympathy for the Sentimonster Ladybug. They recongnize that she's a sentient being who is enslaved and set her free, after which she eagerly joins their side. They're appropriately horrified when she's "released for existence."

Heart Hunter

  • When Marinette trips and drops her boxes, Adrien and Kagami immediately come to her help.
  • Marinette, Adrien and Kagami stealing away from the boring party, bonding and having fun.
  • Marinette realizing how close Adrien and Kagami have become and withdrawing so that she won't get in their way.
    • Even though Kagami isn't willing to give Adrien up, she is worried that she'll hurt Marinette by being with him.
  • Kagami and Adrien kissing.
  • Luka comforting the crying and devastated Marinette, assuring her that he'll be there for her even if she can't tell him what's bothering her.

Miracle Queen

  • Nino is visting Alya and her family which is very welcoming towards him.
  • Max and his mother getting the spacesuit.
  • Kim and Ondine spending time at swimming bath and clearly having fun.
  • André and Audrey having rekindled their love.
  • Luka and Kagami sacrificing themselves for Marinette and Adrien giving them the chance to escape and fight back.
    • Adrien attempting to sacrifice himself for Kagami before.
  • Whenever Ladybug is blaming herself and despairing Cat Noir comforts and encourages her. Later Master Fu does the same.
  • Since the Peacock Miraculous is fixed it is unlikely that Nathalie will suffer the same fate as Emilie.
  • Master Fu may have lost his memories but at least he is finally reunited with Marianne.
  • Adrien and Kagami getting together at the end of the episode. And rather than stewing on that, Marinette goes to Luka for comfort.
  • Master Fu's letter to Marinette, in which he tells her (And us, by proxy) that even though life doesn't always turn out like you hoped, life itself is the true gift.

    Season 4 
Truth
  • While affected by Truth's power, Ladybug reveals that she admires Cat Noir's courage, self-confidence, and above all, his sense of humor. Cat is pleasantly surprised by this, and lightly teases her about how him being a clown makes her feel better.
    • Cat makes a point of asking Ladybug if by "sense of humor" she means all the times he's acting like a total goofball, to which Ladybug agrees. The following episode, "Lies", shows why this means so much to him: Adrien had earlier tried to show his goofy side to Kagami, only to be scolded by her because she refuses to think he's anything other than "perfect".
    • Later, when Cat Noir is asked how he feels about Ladybug being the new Guardian, he matter-of-factly says that this changes nothing between them. Made even more heartwarming when "Lies" shows how lonely he feels because Ladybug keeps missing their scheduled patrols.
    • After Truth is defeated, Ladybug jokes that Cat's daily life must be pretty boring if he finds fighting three-eyed supervillains fun. Cat Noir replies that he only finds it fun because he's fighting them with her.
    • Really, from pulling a prank to cracking jokes while under attack by a supervillain, Cat Noir goes out of his way to cheer up Ladybug in this episode.
  • When Mari is heartbroken and crying in the end, the Kwamis are cheering her up.
    • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The pictures over Marinette's bed are no longer just of Adrien; now, they include all her friends.
  • Jagged Stone reconciling with Luka after the latter is de-evilized, and offers to write music with him. Furthermore, Jagged calls Luka "fiston", which is an affectionate way to say "son" in France.

Lies

  • Before things go south, Adrien and Kagami spend a lot of adorable moments together.
  • When Cat Noir sacrifices himself to Lies's powers, as he falls, he affirms to Ladybug that, yes, he is crazy. Crazy about her.
  • The ending shows Ladybug and Cat Noir sitting side-by-side on a rooftop, watching the moon. Cat quietly says that although both have to keep secrets and lie to each other about parts of their lives, there's one irrefutable truth:
    Ladybug & Cat Noir: [simultaneously] We know we can trust each other. [fistbump]

Gang of Secrets

  • The reconciliation between Marinette and her friends.
  • While it doesn't work, Cat Noir taking Ladybug to the movies to try and get her mind off of things was a really sweet gesture.
  • Marinette finally tells Alya that she's Ladybug. Alya doesn't say anything, doesn't ask any questions, and instead hugs her best friend.
  • The end card, which showcases Marinette and Alya hugging, surrounded by the kwamis.

Mr. Pigeon 72

  • Alya offers Marinette some words of wisdom that her grandmother imparted on her: don't wait for the storm to pass, but enjoy yourself by dancing in the rain. In the end, Marinette takes those words to heart.
  • Marinette's first reaction to hearing that Kagami and Adrien broke up is to go console Kagami, knowing how difficult it is to go through a break up...even if the later Psychological Projection tainted it a bit.
  • Marinette and Kagami spending time together as friends, and Kagami concluding that Adrien is perfect for Marinette.
    • Tomoe letting Kagami go with Marinette without a word of protest or a curfew, and even taking a bite out of the sweetbreads Marinette left for her.
  • When Mr. Ramier learns that he is safe from becoming Mr. Pigeon now, he is overjoyed.
  • The Umbrella of Togetherness scene, and all its callbacks to "Origins".
    • Marinette offers the umbrella to Adrien, but he kindly insists she keep it, saying she'll need it to get home.
    • The umbrella closing around the two, prompting nervous giggles from both of them. Marinette then offers to walk home with Adrien, and it's very likely Adrien would have said yes had his bodyguard not interrupted.
    • Kagami watching everything happen from a distance, and comes to the same conclusion that Master Fu did.
    Kagami: They are made for each other.

Furious Fu

  • Cat Noir is willing to give up his Miraculous if Ladybug asks him to. But as soon as he learns that his Lady is supposed to give up the Miracle Box (and her memories) he refuses and prepares for battle.
  • Su-Han and Marinette started off on the wrong foot but in the end he is clearly warming up to her.
  • We get a glimpse into Master Fu's new life. He's taken up painting, and seems to be Happily Married to Marianne. He even gets akumatized partially because she was being disrespected. And it's nice to see he can still be friends with Marinette, even if he doesn't remember their earlier mentor-student relationship. And the kwamis (especially Wayzz) are all overjoyed to see him again, albeit briefly.

Sole Crusher

  • When Zoé goes to apologize to everyone for the trouble she's caused, Ivan gives her a big hug and she quickly befriends everyone on the "Liberty".
  • The montage of Zoé becoming friends with Ms. Bustier's class, from letting Nathaniel and Mylène add new drawings for her shoes to Rose and Juleka dyeing part of her hair.
  • André helping a depressed Zoé when she's stressed out by Chloé's bullying. He shares his previous dreams of being a director, and later helps Ladybug and Cat Noir find her akumatized object after acknowledging his misguided advice partly led to her transformation. When Chloé and Audrey confront her over befriending Marinette's friend group, he makes excuses for Zoé before gently guiding her away from the trouble. It's nice to see the man who constantly dotes on his spoiled daughter treating his step-daughter with compassion, unlike her mother and half-sister.
    • André's kindness reaches volumes on a special level. Zoé was born outside of his and Audrey's marriage, and it's heavily implied that she's result of an extramarital affair the latter had when she left André for New York City. Despite having every reason to not want Zoé around, André treats his step-daughter with the same protective love as his own child.
  • Even though Audrey's still quite insufferable and bosses André around, she's far more reasonable to him than she was in previous episodes. When he refuses to just send Zoé straight back to New York like Chloé demands because he can't just instantly force her boarding school to take her back right that second (which is clearly an excuse admittedly), Audrey sees his point and lets the matter be. In a previous situation in "Malediktator" when she demanded he shut down the school and André said that even the Mayor can't just do that on a whim, she blew up and threatened to leave. Apparently, Audrey's renewed love and promise to improve their marriage made in "Miracle Queen" was something she was at least partially sincere about.

Queen Banana

  • The Kwamis helping Marinette with the costumes for the film.
  • Zoé is willing to sacrifice herself on the condition that Queen Banana spares the rest of Paris.
  • Zoé's promise to Chloé in the finale: "You may hate me, but I love you and I always will even if the whole world hates you, sister." Sadly, Chloé isn't willing to accept her sister's love.
  • André refuses to indulge Chloé's temper tantrum and tells her she cannot hurt Zoé. He truly is a Papa Wolf for his stepdaughter.
  • Mr Agreste's reasoning for privately financing the movie - "I found it very moving and Adrien is exceptional in it" - actually sounds sincere, even if it turns out he was also taking the opportunity to provoke Chloé's akumatization. Also he seems to be watching the movie with Adrien through the tablet, implying he hasn't forgotten what happened in Gorizilla.

Gabriel Agreste

  • Once again Marinette's friends go out of their way to come up with new plans to bring her and Adrien together.
  • Nathaniel and Marc's comic is mix or heartwarming and hilarious in how it portrays Marinette as the heroine rescuing the Distressed Dude Adrien from Gabriel's evil clutches. It really shows how Marinette's classmates think of her and admire her heroic qualities, and also how they recognize that Adrien's home situation is not great and want to help him with it.
  • Félix may not be the most pleasant person, but he clearly loves his mother, Amelie. The two of them have a Secret Handshake of sorts, and when Félix explains that he only stole Gabriel's wedding ring because his mother wanted it back, Gabriel immediately accepts it as a valid reason for the boy's actions.
  • When Félix sees the portrait of Emilie he gives out a genuine smile.
  • Adrien bringing Nathalie breakfast, and then sitting with her and —entirely unprompted— confiding in her what's troubling him (he wants his friends to attend the evening gala). Nathalie tries (in her own way) to comfort him by explaining why his friends can't attend before Gabriel walks in and sends Adrien away.
    • Gabriel then takes a moment to vent about the stress of managing the party without Nathalie. She provides him a list of things to do and some encouragement, and shares her sandwich with him.

Mega Leech

  • Mrs. Bustier gets angry after learning from Marinette that Officer Roger was taking Ivan and Mylène to their home because of their protesting, and immediately takes her entire class to back them up. She has her kids backs.
  • After it's made clear that the Oxygen Project is bad for Paris and the environment, the whole class stands together with Mylène and Ivan's protest - including Adrien, whose father was funding the project, and who participated in the ad campaign under false pretenses. He grabs Marinette's hand in solidarity at one point, and his taking a stand inspires all his fans to join the protest as well. When he returns home, he even defends his actions to his angry father.
  • We see how much anxiety and fear Mylène deals with to just get through her day and do her protests, and so does Marinette. Recognizing the special courage she needs to face her fears inspires her (as Ladybug) to entrust her with Mouse Miraculous, and Mylène, despite the pretty scary nature of the mission, once more faces her fear and accepts the mission, to great effect. The trust and admiration between them is lovely to see.

Guiltrip

  • Marinette, Adrien and the rest of their classmates comforting Juleka when she's stressing out about Rose's illness.
    • Adrien being the first one to reach out to Juleka is nice to see. We don't often see him in his civilian persona having such moments with his classmates (outside of Marinette and Nino) and Adrien is very gentle and kind, assuring her that telling them the truth is understandable with the burden she was under, and that they won't treat Rose any differently. He even offers her a gentlemanly hand to stand and is right in the middle of the Group Hug. And unlike the rest of his well-meaning classmates, he keeps his word and doesn't treat Rose any differently.
  • Alya and Nino passing love notes to each other in class.
  • Rose is at first understandably upset when she finds out Juleka told the whole class about her illness. But the moment she sees how guilty and overwhelmed Juleka was feeling, she changes tack, apologizes for the burden she put on Juleka, and goes to talk to the class herself about her illness and how she deals with it. This results in yet another Group Hug with her concerned classmates.
  • In a Freeze-Frame Bonus, it's implied Rose sometimes works with Prince Ali at a soup kitchen or some similar charity work.
  • When Cat Noir is being overwhelmed by Guiltrip's bubbles, Ladybug immediately reassures him that he's the best partner she could ever ask for.
  • Ladybug giving Juleka a special charm to protect her from akumatization. After getting transformed into Reflekta a total of six times, it's relieving to see the poor girl finally catch a break.
  • A subtle moment, but when Adrien bumps into Marinette early in the episode, he has the same hazy pink background surrounding him that Marinette usually has when she's daydreaming about him. It's very likely that Adrien is starting to fall for Marinette, he just doesn't realize it yet.
  • Also during this moment, when she runs into Adrien while searching for Juleka after she ran off crying, she starts in with her usual Gibberish of Love, but quickly pulls it together to get back on track to help Juleka, putting her crush aside and working with Adrien to find and comfort their friend.
  • The Pig Miraculous' power, Jubilation, manifests in the form of Gift, a ball of light that the summoner can use to show someone their hearts' desire. A heartwarming power for one of the most kind-hearted individuals in the show: Rose Lavillant.

Crocoduel

  • Jagged making good on his promise to Luka back in "Truth" by asking to see the twins on their birthday, and bringing gifts for both. For Luka he gifts him the album he and their mother made - Crocoduo. For Juleka, he gifts her the bass guitar he used for the album. At the end, he is seen sitting with Juleka and jamming with her on their basses.
    • Following that point, the fact that Jagged, a wealthy rock star, doesn't give his kids outrageously expensive presents, but instead chooses gifts with a deep personal meaning to both him and them.
  • This episode shows some great Friendship Moments, particularly when Shadow Moth is trying to akumatize various teenagers who are upset at the party, but fails repeatedly because a friend or family member always quickly swoops in and makes them feel better.
  • Luka and Marinette start to rebuild their friendship at the end of the episode, after the fallout from their breakup in "Truth."

Optigami

  • Adrien and Marinette are so concerned about each other's safety that they are willing to reveal their identities. Which also implies that both trust that the other will keep their secret.
  • When Rena Rouge travels through Kaalki's portal to reach a trapped Adrien and Marinette, Adrien can be seen positioning himself in front of Marinette to protect her.
  • Shadow Moth and Nathalie call Style Queen off from attacking the elevator since they know Adrien is there and as far as they know Marinette isn't one of the people they're interested in.

Sentibubbler

  • Cat Noir is frustrated and angry at being repeatedly getting sidelined, but talking with Marinette calms him down and brings him to his senses.
  • Since Alya has been "replaced" she and her family are finally (relatively) safe from Shadow Moth.

Glaciator 2

  • Gabriel refusing to akumatize his son and trying to bond with him instead. Unfortunately it does not work out.
  • It's a little misguided, but Marinette does genuinely try to cheer up Adrien with a nice gift.
  • Marinette and Cat Noir bonding (once again) over their love troubles. And then having a great afternoon together, hanging out as friends. Cat Noir is very patient with Marinette's frustration and failed attempts, telling her she's putting too much pressure on herself. They even share an Umbrella of Togetherness. And in the end, Marinette is able to speak from the heart, and Cat Noir considers her confession to be beautiful, and that the boy it's for is lucky. In turn, Marinette assures Cat Noir that he's still a "good kitty" and that Ladybug doesn't actually hate him the way he thinks. They both end the episode much happier than they began, thanks to the help and comfor they gave each other.
  • Kagami has moved past her hurt and jealousy and become a Shipper on Deck for Marinette and Adrien, just wanting both her friends to be happy together. She offers advice for Marinette to practice her love confession before she faces Adrien again - hilariously she got the idea from a manga!
  • Cat Noir realizes that he's annoying Ladybug with his constant flirting, and makes a sincere effort to tone it back. Ladybug tells him that there's no need for him to go to extremes: she doesn't mind it when he calls her "M'Lady" or teases her, she just wants him to listen when she tells him that something is annoying her.

Hack-San

  • Marinette choosing Alya as her temporary replacement without any hesitation.
  • Cat Noir and Scarabella have a very rough start but warm up to each other eventually and end their mission on great terms.
  • After Scarabella and Cat Noir's mission together, Alya recognized that Cat Noir and Ladybug were having communication issues that made Cat Noir feel horrible, and urged her friend to have a talk with him to clear things up.
  • Ladybug assuring Cat Noir that she won't abandon him.

Rocketear

  • When Nino expresses the belief that Alya no longer loves him and has fallen for Cat Noir instead, Adrien immediately assures him that he's wrong... but also goes (as Cat Noir) to check with Alya, just to make sure he hasn't accidentally done something to break his best friend's heart.
  • Even after recieving a lot of very upsetting information and getting momentarily distracted with his own issues, Adrien takes a breath, pulls it together, and prioritizes Nino's problems - namely, assuring Nino that Alya still loves him and not Cat Noir. He's still trying to assure Nino after the later breaks down in tears and even after he gets akumatized. He then transforms to chase after Nino (despite Plagg's warning that Cat Noir is the target of Rocketear's rage) because he just can't leave his best friend Nino in such a state.
  • While Rocketear is attacking Cat Noir fully intending to kill him, Cat is merely dodging the attacks and stops fighting altogether, throwing away his staff and letting Rocketear hit him square in the chest, just to prove he's serious about wanting to talk with Nino and explain what really happened.
  • Nino breaks the akumatization all by himself because of his love for Alya.
  • Alya and Nino's relationship in general. Alya can't lie to Nino, and feels horrible with herself when Marinette strong-arms her into doing so. In the end, she decides that she can't keep lying like Marinette does and tells her beloved boyfriend everything (except for Ladybug's true identity).

Wishmaker

  • Plagg tells Adrien that no matter what he decides for his future, the two of them will always be together.
  • Luka is a walking CMOH in this episode:
    • Firstly, there's something very beautiful about his defense of instrument-making, holding up his violin in the breeze so that the wind plays a tune. It's apparently so beautiful In-Universe that it moves Alec to tears.
    • When Marinette sees Adrien arrive, looking depressed, Luka takes her hand and gently leads her over to him, both to help her get closer to him and to ask him what's wrong and help cheer him up.
    • He plays a Big Brother Mentor to both Marinette and Adrien with their career struggles, sitting with them and laughing together over their shared confusion, and assuring them they can find their path by listening to the songs within them. He calls Marinette's slightly disjointed song 'really beautiful' and says that Adrien's inner melody a cheerful tune being drowned out by a sad piano, but still 'pretty rock 'n' roll.' This makes both of them smile and go to listen to his violin solo.
    • He quickly gets Marinette to safety when the akuma starts causing mayhem, using himself as a distraction, and later goes to check on her again.
    • He dives into the water to save his his crocodile father when the Wishmaker's power made him lose his ability to swim.
    • After he learns the identities of Ladybug and Cat Noir, he reuinites with them in their civilian forms, and makes the comment that, "We're all OK - thanks to Ladybug and Cat Noir," - now knowing that they will each feel it as a personal compliment.
  • Some of Wishmaker's childhood dreams are admittedly sweet and adorable such as the toy shopper being Santa Claus, the firefighter guy being a firefighter and a cowboy, Marinette/Ladybug being a knitting fairy and the red hatted guy being an hugging dinosaur.
  • Luka learns the identities of both Cat Noir and Ladybug, but chooses not to tell Ladybug because it obviously worries her that he might know.

Simpleman

  • Simpleman protects the children when a delivery man randomly throws pizza boxes.
  • Ella's favorite scene from the Ladybug and Cat Noir´s movie ... the moment when Cat Noir sees Ladybug with eyes of love.

Dearest Family

  • The fusion of Rolland's old-school baking and Tom's new-school flavors makes a King's Day galette that is described as magnificent by almost every character on the show. Given it is the first time the two have actually worked on a project together, it is so sweet that they have come so far together.
  • The cause of their akumatizations, along with their partners: they were all arguing over whether or not Marinette should have a motorcycle, with various different viewpoints but none from Marinette herself. In the end, the family proves to be an incredibly tough team to defeat.
  • Cat Noir, after finding the fete that makes him the King of King's Day playfully offers Ladybug to be his Queen, using her Lucky Charm crown.
  • Marinette, after learning the full truth about Tikki's flaws, assuring her kwami that she accepts her for who she is, and successfully encouraging her to resist her addiction to the galette long enough for them to save the day and beyond. It shows just how close the two have become since the premiere, and it's especially great to see that after all the times Tikki has helped Marinette overcome her problems, Marinette gets to help Tikki overcome hers for a change.

Ephemeral

  • Once again Marinette and Adrien have a happy relationship. Until Gabriel learns their secret…

    Specials 

"Santa Claws"

  • The opening sequence with Marinette greeting everyone at the shop. Even Sabrina shows up, and Marinette sounds genuinely excited to see her.
  • Adrien opening Marinette's present, a Santa hat, and finding the card inside from her. The way his mood turns around is a pretty good indicator of how much he values her friendship.
  • Adrien's entire interaction with Santa Claus - helping him when he sees him being abused by bratty children, giving him the hat from Marinette, and inviting him to Christmas dinner when he gives him a lift home.
  • Everyone searching for Adrien when he's found missing.
  • The Boy That I Secretly Love, which is Ladybug's Declaration of Protection towards Adrien... in the form of a song.
    It's a good thing I'm here! I'll protect him without fear!
    This boy that I secretly looove...
    And with all of my might, I'll save you tonight!
    You're the boy that I secretly looove...
  • After the akuma is defeated and Adrien is returned home, most of the class and a few of their families show up to join them for dinner, glad to see he's safe. In addition, the fact that Gabriel let them in.
  • The way Nino throws his arms around Adrien and shouts, "Brother!" is adorable and it pretty much sums up their entire friendship.
  • Nathalie politely but firmly telling Gabriel that it is also Adrien's first Christmas without his mother and that he should go see his son.

"World: Shanghai-The Legend of Lady Dragon"

  • When Marinette is trying to ask around the city about her missing earrings, she sadly comes up empty due to the language barrier. But then, a kind older lady taps her on the shoulder and offers her a pair of replacement earrings, free of charge.
  • Adrien learning that Marinette is in Shanghai. He's absolutely elated to hear it.
  • In an uncharacteristically good mood, Gabriel allows Adrien to go sightseeing in Shanghai, in order to have some alone time working out how to get the Prodigious.
    • Additionally, in order to get Cash off Marinette's back (noticing that she is one of Adrien's friends and a natural designer/ potential recruit for his company) Hawk Moth akumatizes Cash into King Cash, promising him far more wealth than the two girls could give him in exchange for his cooperation. This distracts Cash long enough so that Fei and Marinette can escape unharmed.
    • One more for Hawk Moth, attempting to call off Yan Woshi after realizing that he's about to rampage in Shanghai, meaning Adrien could be in danger. It didn't work, but points for trying.
  • Wang Cheng's 60th birthday dinner, surrounded by his great-niece, her (platonic) boyfriend, and several Shanghai natives they have met that day, all sharing supper together.

"World: New York – United Heroez"

  • Miss Bustier reveals that she is going to have a baby. Her whole class cheers for her.
  • Kagami seeing how upset Adrien is and cheering him up.
  • When Marinette is too late for the bus, Luka helps her to catch it. He also hopes that the trip gets her some clarity.
  • Since Lila does not join the trip to New York Marinette has finally the chance to spend time with Adrien without being sabotaged. They have several special moments together.
  • Majestia and Uncanny Valley acting like a mother and daughter. Majestia is deeply worried about Uncanny Valley, the latter assures her that she is fine and calls her "mother".
  • Minor one. Sabrina meets an American student named Delmar who encourages her to have fun and join in the party. It's sweet to see Sabrina having a life outside of doting on Chloé.
  • While it still means trouble for Ladybug and Cat Noir, Nathalie is starting to recover.
  • In the end even Chloé can't stop herself from having some fun. Of course she still denies it.
  • Uncanny Valley, Eagle, Ladybug, and Cat Noir being celebrated and getting their own statues in New York.
  • Adrien's class (including Mr. Damocles and Ms. Mendeleiev)greeting Adrien.
  • When getting the heroes together to defeat Miraclonizer, Uncanny Valley tracks down Marinette to get Ladybug's help. While she initially denies being Ladybug, Marinette gives in when Uncanny says they have no hope of defeating the villain without "the girl who can fix everything".
  • Throughout the special, Adrien seems to show several signs of falling in love with Marinette herself besides her alter ego.
  • If this post from Marinette's official Instagram means anything, she and the kids in New York have been writing letters to each other ever since the field trip.

    Webisodes 
  • "The Presentation": Marinette listing off all of Tikki's good qualities. She calls Tikki the best Kwami, and Tikki, in turn, calls her the best Marinette.
  • In "Cat Noir as seen by Marinette", Marinette admits that as annoying as Cat's grandstanding, puns, and flirting can be, he's still a great partner and maybe if Adrien wasn't around, she'd probably look at him differently. Then she has a minor freakout at the idea of no Adrien.
  • "Lila": Marinette believes that Lila still can be saved so she decides to try and help her with Adrien's support.

    Meta 
  • This cute image of Adrien and Marinette.
  • During the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Unicef and the City of Paris released this short video (in French) targeted at children and featuring Master Fu describing social distancing rules to Ladybug and Cat Noir. Doubles as Funny Moments as it features more of Marinette's antics.
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