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  • Acting for Two:
    • Hawk Moth and Gabriel Agreste are both voiced by Keith Silverstein in the English dub, and share the same voice actor in other dubs note , but not all of them note . There's a good reason for that. Hawk Moth is Gabriel under the mask.
    • Foreign new girls Lila and Kagami are both voiced by Clara Soares.
  • Actor Allusion:
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  • Actor-Shared Background: Much like his character Luka, Andrew Russell can play guitar very well.
  • All-Star Cast: The English cast is practically a checklist of who's who in anime dubbing. The leads are comprised of Cristina Valenzuela, Bryce Papenbrook, their kwami are Mela Lee and Max Mittelman, Hawk Moth is Keith Silverstein, their classmates have such notable actors as Carrie Keranen, Ben Diskin, Kira Buckland, Erin Fitzgerald, Grant George, and Michael Sinterniklaas, and minor reoccurring characters such as Todd Haberkorn, Vic Mignogna, and Stephanie Sheh.
  • Ascended Fanon:
    • Fan works have had fans creating their own Miraculous heroes & heroines with their own animal themed Miraculous (bear, snake, lion, etc). The production staff has confirmed that there are other Miraculous charms in existence and they will be mentioned/revealed in upcoming seasons.
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    • On a more minor note, Cat Noir purring was a popular joke in fan works for a very long time before it canonically happened in "Prime Queen".
    • This post is a preemptive case. The poster in question is the author of Secret Santa, currently one of the most popular Ladybug fics, and probably the most popular Ladybug Christmas Fic. In it, Adrien's driver is secretly a big softy for Christmas. So a week before starting to post it, she tweeted the authors if they can make it canon. They said "why not", and now it's on the wiki.
    • The idea of Alix and Nathanael being best friends has been popular in the fanbase. This has been made canon thanks to the poster of the two in the 2nd Season opening as well as "Reverser".
  • Backed by the Pentagon: The credits in "Animan" acknowledges the help of the real life Jardin des Plantes Menagerie.
  • Banned in China: "Reverser" was banned by Disney Channel Russia to comply with Russian anti-gay propaganda laws. Intetestingly, the episode was dubbed into Russian and aired in Sweden as such.
  • Big Name Fan: Actually more like Big Name Fans. Even before the show started airing in English, a group of fans, united by tumblr user azurajae, formed a project called MLSubbing. This project's goal is to subtitle dubs of the episodes in different languages. Currently the project has over thirty different individuals all contributing to the project. They are still actively translating and subtitling in more than ten different languages. Their base of operations is located on their blog on tumblr, however founder azurajae has stepped down from their position.
  • Cast as a Mask: As the Season 2 premiere episode reveals Gabriel Agreste and Hawk Moth are the same person, this applies for the dubs that avert the above Acting for Two.note 
  • Channel Hop:
    • After Nickelodeon, the U.S broadcast of the show moved to Netflix in the winter of 2016.
    • The show also had reruns on KidsClick in 2017.
    • When KidsClick shut down, Disney quickly swiped the rights from the dead channel and decided to schedule reruns of the first season on Disney Channel.
  • Creator Backlash: Astruc wasn't happy that Zag revealed at a convention that Alya and Chloé get the Fox and Bee Miraculous respectively, having wanted to save the surprise for when the time came in the show itself. Happened again when Korean Comic-Con showed the Collector is Gabriel, and again when the official trailer showed that Nino also gets the Turtle Miraculous, and that there are Chinese Zodiac Kwamis, power-ups for the Ladybug and Cat Miraculous, and two special events, among other things. The third time started a #LoveForAstruc support from fans that felt bad for Astruc. He also wasn't happy when RTS Deux and a Swedish network not only released the titles of all the episodes of the third season but also the descriptions. The things they spoiled included the return of a few villains from the first season, as well as previously-akumatized characters becoming new villains.
  • Creator's Favorite:
    • Wilfried Pain states that between the male characters, his favorite is Gabriel Agreste.
    • Thomas Astruc's favorite villain is the Mime.
  • Creator's Pest: Thomas Astruc has said to be careful when asking about Félix because "Everytime someone asks me about Félix, a kitten dies."
  • The Danza: Gabriel's assistant, Nathalie Sancoeur, is voiced in French by actress Nathalie Homs.
  • Development Gag:
    • Alya's photo of Ladybug from the beginning of "Lady Wifi" is actually an old promotional picture, but only in Korean version, as it was the first to air and some episodes weren't 100% complete when they aired. All other versions replace it with a picture of Ladybug's current design.
    • Lila claims to have inherited her "Fox Miraculous" (actually a store-bought necklace) from her grandmother, who was the superheroine Volpina. One of the old story drafts had Marinette inheriting her ladybug earrings from her grandmother.
  • Development Hell: The franchise went through many different concept phases before the show jelled into its current form, from comics, to 2D animation and several character concepts and changes in tone.
  • Dueling Dubs:
    • 3+ Latvia, a Russian speakers oriented TV network in Latvia, has its own Russian Voiceover Translation in addition to already existing Kirillitsa dub from Disney Channel Russia.
    • In Ukraine, when Miraculous moved from Piksel TV to PlusPlus, the latter chose to record a new dub instead of using an existing one.
  • Executive Meddling: The show was originally meant for teenagers and young adults, and would have covered political themes and other mature subjects, but networks refused to touch it until it was toned down and ultimately made for a younger audience.
  • Fan Community Nickname:
    • Fans of Miraculous Ladybug are called "Miraculers".
    • Also, "The Impatient Ones".
  • Fandom Life Cycle: Somewhere between Stage 2 and Stage 3. It has a huge amount of fanworks (even back when all that existed was the 2012 trailer it had hundreds of fanfics and even more fanart) but hasn't seemed to become a very mainstream cartoon like the Gravity Falls or Steven Universe fandoms yet.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Before his official name was revealed, "Felix" was the fandom's name for Cat Noir's civilian identity. Ironically, Felix means "lucky" in Latin, while Cat Noir has bad luck superpowers. His name did end up being Félix, but only in beta development before his character was put aside in favor of Adrien.
    • Series creator Thomas Astruc has been nicknamed "Hawkdaddy"/"Papapillon" by fans. He's on board with it. He was first nicknamed by azurajae, founder of MLSubbing.
    • Nathanael is commonly referred to as "Tomato Son."
    • Due to this popular video, Ladybug's yo-yo has now been dubbed "the status quo-yo".
    • To differentiate the Marinette from the original PVs from the one in the actual show, fans refer to PV!Marinette as "Bridgette" for some reason.
    • Even before Alya was confirmed to be the Fox Miraculous holder, some fans suspected her official heroine name to be Rena Rouge or a variation, which was confirmed in August 2017.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Gabriel Agreste is Hawk Moth and is able to akumatize himself, as revealed in the Season 2 premiere. Also that Nathalie is an accomplice.
    • That Chloé's mom used to be a major figure in her life, but left, as heavily implied in "Despair Bear".
    • Many headcanoned Bee!Chloé's heroine name as Queen Bee.
    • Similarly, Fox!Alya had been named Rena Rouge by fan artist portentous-offerings, and fic writer imthepunchlord. Both fans came up with the name separately before "Sapotis" made it official.
    • Turtle!Nino was a popular headcanon that became canon in Season 2.
    • The top two theories as to Mayura's identity were Nathalie Sancoeur and Emilie Agreste. "Mayura" not only has Nathalie take up the role temporarily, but also implies that Emilie took up the role in the past.
    • A popular theory was that the majority of Marinette and Adrien's class would become Miraculous users. "Timetagger" supported this theory with a future version of Alix using the Rabbit Miraculous, and "Party Crasher" further implied this would be true with the debut of Kim as King Monkey and Max as Pegasus (though the latter's actual debut would happen in an episode that would air later).
    • After it was revealed that Luka would use the Snake Miraculous, the theory that Kagami would use the Dragon Miraculous became popular. Then Zag revealed through a picture on Instagram that she would.
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: Kyle McCarley voices Marc in "Reverser", alongside Kira Buckland, who also has an important role in the episode as Alix. Both respectively voiced 9S and 2B in NieR: Automata (Also, see Relationship Voice Actor below.)
  • Jossed:
    • Before she premiered, there was a very common Fanon portrayal of Volpina, as a friendly, bisexual Cool Big Sis Miraculous user who would playfully flirt with Marinette but was really a Shipper on Deck for her and Adrien. This turned out to be almost the exact opposite of the Lila/Volpina we really got.
    • Master Fu revealing in "The Collector" that the Peacock and Butterfly Miraculouses were lost when he was still young, appearing to debunk the popular theory that Mrs. Agreste as the Peacock Miraculous holder was a recent preceding heroine (sometimes with Gabriel as the Butterfly Miraculous holder; in tandem with the theory of Gabriel being Hawk Moth) before Marinette as Ladybug and Adrien as Chat Noir were.
    • That Gabriel being implied to be Hawk Moth was a Red Herring.
    • Trixx, the kwami for the fox miraculous, was thought to be female in fanon until "Sapotis" revealed that they had a more masculine sounding voice.
    • Many Turtle!Nino fits depicted Wayzz calling him Master out of habit, and struggling with calling him “dude”. Come “Catalyst”, and the problem seems to be one that doesn’t exist.
    • Thanks to her clothes having snake designs, fans speculated that Alix would end up getting the Snake Miraculous. This was proven to be false in season 3: not only did we see future!Alix using the Bunny Miraculous, but leaks that were later validated in "Party Crasher" revealed that Luka would end up getting the Snake Miraculous.
  • Lying Creator: The initial season 2 synopsis claimed that Lila would be a recurring character, with the implications that Adrien would become closer to her and that Alya and Chloé would start to break through her lies (and that this would possibly lead to both of them getting Miraculouses). Then the season came out, and not only did Lila not show up until the finale, but neither Alya nor Chloé got their Miraculouses in a way connected to her (except for Alya briefly mentioning her). However, it should be noted that this plot line came back for Season 3, although Alya and Chloe aren’t involved in stopping her.
  • Market-Based Title: Officially internationally it's called Miraculous Ladybug; in both France and the U.S. it's called Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. This changes it from a The Adjectival Superhero title to one where Miraculous refers to the show's eponymous Transformation Trinket.
  • Name's the Same:
  • No Export for You: Despite the show airing in over 120 countries around the world, the show, unfortunately, hasn't aired in Southeast Asia (except Singapore and Thailand) and India on TV at all.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Tiffany Hofstetter and Matthew Géczy (remember him from Code Lyoko?) were the placeholder voices for Ladybug and Cat Noir respectively.
    • Reba Buhr replaces Erin Fitzgerald as Rose and Juleka in the Tales from Paris webseries.
    • If Ezra Weisz’s Instagram feed is any indication, then season 2 has replaced Matthew Mercer as Ivan and Cassandra Lee has replaced Marieve Herrington as Sabrina, in addition to the above-mentioned Reba Buhr.
  • Out of Order: Despite the show clearly having a continuity, each broadcaster is airing the episodes in a different order. Though the episodes are mostly self-contained, this does cause some issues with characterization, among other things; Marinette will go from being friendly with Adrien to an incoherent mess, characters will seem as though they forgot elements from later broadcast episodes, and some characters have their introductory episodes after the first episode they showed up in. This post proposes the chronological order of the first season.
    • A particularly blatant example is the episode "Pixelator", which marks Jagged Stone's first chronological appearance despite airing late in the season and after "Guitar Villain", even though the latter follows up on a plot element introduced in the former.
    • The two-part season finale is a Whole Episode Flashback which serves to tie together hints from the previous three episodes: "Simon Says", "Princess Fragrance", and "Volpina". As this order was only observed with the French airing, this somewhat blunts the impact of those episodes when the viewer already knows the story.
    • In "Reverser", Nathaniel draws the titular villain from "Queen Wasp". "Reverser" first aired before "Queen Wasp" first aired by several months.
    • When it first aired, "Gamer 2.0" featured an akumatized villain that hadn't been seen yet, who many fans determined was Desperada.
    • "Party Crasher" features the debut of three new heroes (Roi Singe, Viperion, and Pegase), but Chat Noir's reaction to the latter two means that this was only meant to be Roi's debut, and that the episodes that Viperion and Pegase debuted in have yet to air.
    • "Ikari Gozen" was the first season 3 episode to officially air in America at all (at ComicCon 2019), and is from relatively late in the season. In the episode, Master Fu remarks that he's hiding from Hawk Moth, who now knows his true identity. The episode where Hawk Moth learns this had not aired at all in any region at the time, least of all America.
    • Netflix added "Season 3 Part 1" in August 2019, which was a seemingly-arbitrary list of episodes that had previously aired in Europe and Canada. The same issues in "Gamer 2.0" and "Party Crasher" were repeated.
    • In "Kwamibuster", Cat Noir obtains a banana costume and uses it to mask his identity. In "Feast", which takes place later but aired first, he uses it once again.
    • Ukraine aired "Loveater" and "Miracle Queen", the season 3 finale, before "Chat Blanc" and "Felix". People who worked on the show even recommended waiting for the latter two to air before watching them.
    • The show's production order doesn't always follow the chronological order either.
      • In season 1, "Evillustrator" was produced before "Lady Wifi" despite the former episode having the villain from the latter appear at the beginning.
      • In season 2, "Frightningale" was produced before "Captain Hardrock," "Syren," and "Reverser", and featured characters from those episodes appearing in the music video. While it can be hand-waved as the ending scene with the video taking place a few weeks after the rest of the episode, people would still be confused at seeing Luka dancing alongside Marinette and Adrien before his introduction.
      • Also in season 2, "Frozer" comes before "Reverser" in production order, but one scene in the former has Marc and Nathaniel seen together, indicating that it takes place after the latter.
      • Season 3 seems to have averted this - so far the production order makes the most sense chronologically.
  • Playing Against Type:
  • Playing Gertrude: Reba Buhr, who voices Marinette's grandmother Gina, is actually 25 years younger than her son Tom's voice actor Christopher Corey Smith and 34 years younger than her daughter-in-law Sabine's voice actress Philece Sampler. Even better, Buhr is only months younger than Cristina Vee, Marinette's voice actress!
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Sabrina Weisz, who voices Nathalie and Nadia Chamack in the English dub, is the wife of Ezra Weisz, the show's English dubbing director and the voice of characters such as Fred Haprèle or Adrien's bodyguard.
    • Likewise, Mylène's voice actress Jessica Gee and Kim's voice actor Grant George are also married.
  • Recycled Script: The B-plot of "Copycat" is similar to the Hey Arnold! episode "Helga Blabs It All" and/or the Regular Show episode "Butt Dial".
  • Refitted for Sequel: One of the various reworks in the shows long history involved Marinette and Adrien being on a superhero team, before the concept was dialed back to the initial premise of the two working together. Season 2 has since been confirmed to have multiple other heroic Miraculous users, partially bringing the "team show" aspect back.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
  • Schedule Slip:
    • After the first season ended in March 2016 in France, the second season was slated to air in early-mid 2017. In May 2017, Jeremy Zag claimed it'd be releasing in September/October, although Thomas Astruc said it depended on the broadcasters. Jeremy Zag's Instagram in August claimed September/October/November. Finally, in late October, Disney Spain and TFOU began airing the first episodes of Season 2, though by November the premieres grew sparse. In December, the episode 'Glaciator' would be postponed until late January 2018 to meet quality standards. After airing Glaciator and Sapotis in January, it was stated there would be no new episodes until March, and partially due to issues with the quality of animation in new episodes. The second half of season 2 would ultimately be utterly fraught with delayed episodes.
    • In the US, Netflix was intended to air the show in December 2017note . However, by December, it was announced that the US release was pushed back to Spring 2018.
  • Screwed by the Network: Because Nickelodeon developed an infamous reputation for doing this to their acquired shows, fans were alarmed when the network temporarily pulled the series from its schedule in the middle of the first season without warning. This came after an abrupt shift to a later time slot. Sure enough, the show resurfaced on Nicktoons, which did not have the same wider distribution that the mothership network had. This is all in addition to the Out of Order trope above, which has also been a problem with international airings. Eventually, the show was picked up by Netflix, who also gained rights to the second and third seasons.
  • Short Run in Peru:
    • Ladybug is a French-Japanese-Korean co-production, with France and Korea being the first countries to get the show. However, Canada eventually caught up and Télé-Québec ended up being the first network to air the entire first season.
    • Happened again in season 2 as Canada's Family Channel aired the first 12 episodes of the second season in English before the U.S., as well as a four other episodes later in Season 2, and three Season 3 ones.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Erin Fitzgerald voices both Rose and Juleka in the English dub.
      • It happens again with them in the Tales from Paris webisodes, except both girls being voiced by Reba Buhr.
    • In addition to voicing Tikki, Mela Lee is the voice actress for Aurore (Stormy Weather) and Mireille.
    • The Russian dub has a very limited cast: Marinette and Adrien's VAs are the only ones who do not have any additional characters to voice.
    • Lila and Kagami are both voiced by Clara Soares in the French dub.
    • The Norwegian dub have most of the supporting female characters either voiced by Agnes Fasting, Tiril Heide-Steen or Suzanne Paalgard.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The first teaser shows excellent hand-drawn, breathing, character and effects animation, as well as a slightly darker atmosphere during the superhero parts of the trailer... but it was changed into a brightly colored All-CGI Cartoon to appeal to broadcasters, who wanted a Merchandise-Driven show for little kids. According to Word of God, Toei Animation might make a Ladybug anime by themselves, if the 3D show is successful enough.
    • The faux-comic covers that creator Thomas Astruc sketched bear the title The Mini-Menace Ladybug. As these stem from all the way back when the idea for the franchise first started, most of the ideas shown are more likely just doodles than anything that ever became solid (which makes it not so different from Covers Always Lie). The idea for Chat Noir ended up being introduced in these covers. In these covers, Marinette was originally named Marietta; at one point, the police would be against Ladybug and seemed to have labeled her as a criminal; Ladybug seemingly dies after one of these confrontations, but gets better; Marietta would face accusations that she may be Ladybug; and her Ladybug necklace is apparently not a Transformation Trinket and only gives her her powers, as her mask is shown to be separate from her body.
    • Early concept art including the above faux-comic covers implied that Marinette inherited her Transformation Trinket (in the form of a necklace) at the scene of her father's murder. What actually happens is that Master Fu somehow got into her room and placed a jewelry box on her desk. The 2D PV's background lyrics "Every love went through your head/ Giving love turned bad" implied a Dark and Troubled Past for a Sad Clown Marinette.
    • Adrien was originally developed as an entirely different character named Félix (hence why the character seen in the 2D PV is a much more reserved and standoffish character); early promotional material using the name indicated that he would be interested in Ladybug because a kiss from her would remove his ring and the bad luck it gave him. He ended up being changed in development on the grounds that Adrien would allow for more interesting stories.
    • Félix was a Jerkass toward Marinette in his civilian form and he was manipulative toward Ladybug as Cat Noir. Thomas Astruc felt that the romance between Félix and Marinette would be cliché and saw Félix as a bad role model, so he scrapped him all together and replaced him with Adrien.
    • When Ladybug was in development, for a while, Ladybug and Cat Noir were in a team with superheroes Melodie, Mercury, and Sparrow, Sparrow eventually getting replaced with Kid Mime. However, the superhero team didn't help sell the show to broadcasters, so the superhero team members outside of Ladybug and Cat Noir were dropped.
    • Thomas Astruc had mentioned that Alix, Chloé and Sabrina were initially meant to be a trio. This was meant to be a reference of the main characters in one of his earlier works.
    • A Miraculous Christmas was intended to be a 40-minute mini-movie, but was scaled down to a half-hour special due to deadlines. Due to that, things that were promised to be featured in the special including learning more about about Mrs. Agreste (and why Hawk Moth had a picture of her, but all we learned was that she disappeared sometime in the past year) as well as learning the powers of the Turtle Miraculous hero (which is never touched upon, in addition to the absence of Master Fu and Wayzz) were not included in the special.
    • Hawk Moth was originally going to wear a white suit and no mask, which at least partially explains the butterfly and light motif he's associated with despite his attire. He was also much more clearly Gabriel Agreste, indicating that the creators were never going to bother trying to hide his identity in the first place, which is likely why the series takes little time in revealing who he is in the Season 2 opener.
    • At one point, Hawk Moth wore a Cool Helmet with a butterfly-shaped visor that had a view of Paris on it.
    • Chat Noir had two additional powers, Black Storm and Black Hole.
    • Similarly, Ladybug's yo-yo would've been a Swiss Army Weapon, with the ability to transform into a shield, a staff, a bomb, jump rope, and roller blades.
    • Some of the classmates, Marinette included, had very different designs that what they got in the final animation.
      • Marinette went through several outfit changes.
      • Alya didn't wear glasses but instead wore sunglasses on top of her head.
      • She also used to have a matching bow to Marinette's.
      • Nino had a white shirt with red color included in the eye logo and dark gray headphones.
      • Sabrina had her hair up in a bun rather than a short bob cut.
      • Chloé had her hair down and a white-and-black outfit.
      • Juleka had a much more punk-rock themed outfit, with entirely pink hair and a guitar.
      • Rose had a more pastel pink dress, and a different hairstyle.
      • Similar to Alya, Lila had sunglasses on her head too, but those were discarded for the final animation.
    • Manon used to have much lighter skin and orange hair, as shown in the above picture with Alya's bow. This older design was eventually used for a one-off background civilian in "Gorizilla".
    • The script reading of "Troublemaker" at Comic-Con was slightly different from the final episode. Key differences include the absence of Alya (whose lines were given to Marinette and her mother) and the omission of Adrien's infamous line "she's just a friend".
    • "Chris Master" was originally intended as a special, but the producers weren’t happy with it.
    • An episode called "Gagotor", with French comedian Dany Boon guest-starring as the titular akuma, was originally planned for season 2 or 3. However, season 2 came and went without it airing and the list of episodes in season 3 didn't include it, so it's unknown what happened to the episode, or if it even made it past the planning stages. Eventually, Word of God confirmed that the episode had been cancelled.
  • Why the Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: In light of events like ZAG removing Ladybug episodes from YouTube over copyright issues and the fans harassing Thomas Astruc about it and someone creating a fake Instagram account of him that was "malicious", Astruc dismantled his Tumblr and only has Twitter open to answer all questions.
  • The Wiki Rule: Miraculous Ladybug Wiki.
  • Word of Gay: Although this was heavily implied in "Reverser", Feri Gonzàles, a colorist at ZAG, confirmed on Twitter that Marc is LGBTQ and has a fondness towards Nathaniel.
  • Word of God:
    • Thomas Astruc's twitter reveals some details not shown in the show proper (e.g. the fact that the Cesaires are from Martinique; Nino's family is from Reunion (later retconned on his now-deactivated Tumblr to Morocco); the Kubdels are of Arab descent, etc.).
    • Marinette and Adrien are never akumatized not because their Miraculouses make them magically immune, but because Marinette is such an optimist and Adrien is so used to disappointment.
    • According to Thomas Astruc, if a person's doll is brought to life and the person is halfway across the world, the person will still become a puppet and still try to make their way to the Puppeteer.
    • Astruc confirmed that Adrien and Marinette will be seen as a real couple during the series.
    • Upon asked on Twitter about creating a character with Asperger's syndrome, Astruc replied that there may be a character with it already.

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Covering all villains from season 1, plus Despair Bear.
  • The number of villains matches the number of episodes, since each episode is about Ladybug and Cat Noir defeating one of them, with the exception of Vanisher, who shares her episode with Antibug, and Stoneheart, who appeared in both Origins episodes.
    • This makes Vanisher the only villain who doesn't have an episode named after her.note 
    • This also makes Stoneheart the only villain to be introduced before the episode named after him and the only one to be akumatized twice. note 
    • Finally, this makes Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1) the only episode to be named after heroes rather than an akumatized Villain of the Week.
  • Chloé is more or less directly responsible for the akumatization of sixteen villainsnote , eighteen counting herself as Antibug and Queen Wasp, nineteen if you count Ivan's retransformation into Stoneheart, and twenty if you count her contribution to Rogercop (the decision to fire Roger came entirely from her father, but Chloé did set off the conflict with her accusation of Marinette).
    • Surprisingly, Marinette/Ladybug is starting to catch up to her with involvement in ten akumatizations, though her contributions to most of these akumas were nowhere near as malicious or as directly responsible as Chloé's note , and for the most part she's showed much more remorse about her actions.
    • As of "Ladybug", Lila has officially beaten Chloé's record, getting a total of twenty-three people akumatized directly or indirectly; twenty-four if you count her indirectly causing Sabrina's akumatization in "Miraculer" (by partly contributing to an attempt to akumatize Chloé which ultimately didn't work), twenty-five if you count her getting akumatized on purpose in "Chameleon". She's also the only person to trigger multiple akumatizations in the same episode (assuming you don't count Antibug as one of Chloé's).
  • Of the 26 villains featured in the first season, only ten were female note , and all were teenagers or children. In fact, all teenaged villains go to the same school as Marinette, and excluding Aurore/Stormy Weather and Lila/Volpina, all of them are Marinette's classmates.
    • Related to both entries above, Chloé is responsible for the akumatization of all of Marinette's female classmates and her teacher.
    • Chloé is also responsible for the akumatisation of her butler in Season 2, bringing her list up to twelve.
  • All of the villains appear in the intro of the show in their normal identities, except for Kung Food, Animan and Volpina. However, the first two are present in an earlier version of opening. In turn, in that version, Puppeteer is missing.
    • One part of the intro that wasn't included in the final cut shows Ladybug and Cat Noir facing Hawk Moth as an Evil Overlooker and a rotating showcase of akumatized villains. note 
  • Three villains weren't named directly by Hawk Moth. Horrificator borrowed her name from the movie filmed by Mylene's class, Darkblade used his ancestor's name and Volpina came up with her name on her own when she pretended to be a hero, based on the heroine she saw in Adrien's book. All of these villains also take their visual inspirations from the names' sources.
    • As of Season 2, this number has been raised to four with "Befana", who was named after the company that made the candies Gina bought Marinette.
    • Gamer's appearance and mecha are based on robot from Ultimate Mecha Strike III, while Evillustrator looks exactly like Nathanael's drawings of his superhero persona "Super-Nathanael".
  • Cat Noir has been mind controlled into attacking Ladybug by five villains so far: Dark Cupid, Puppeteer, Princess Fragrance, Despair Bear, and Zombizou. He is also brainwashed into behaving like a cat by Malediktator.
  • Two akumas have actually gotten away with first-degree murder (or a fate which is implied to be as good as death): Timebreaker and Gamer (the first one turning people into energy to travel back in time, the second one turning people into points to level up as a gamer). In Season 2, the list grows to five and includes Befana, who turned people into coal, Glaciator, who turned people into ice cream, and Style Queen, who turned people into golden statues.
  • There are only four (named) people in Marinette's entire school who haven't been akumatised, three of which belong to the staff. They are Miss Bustier, Mr Damocles, and Miss Mendeleiev, as well as a student, Mireille Caquet.
    • As of Episode 8, "Dark Owl", Mr Damocles has now been akumatised, bringing this number down to three.]]
    • Further lowered to two, as of S2 episode 13, "Zombizou", where Miss Bustier was akumatised.]]
    • As of "Kwamibuster", Mireille is now the sole survivor.
  • Not counting Nooroo and Hawk Moth, more than half of the Season 1 cast has been akumatised. 29 individuals have been akumatised, including Fangnote , Sabrina, Jean Duparcnote , and Santa Claus, where only 27 characters have not. This is including the three other current Miraculous holders and their kwami, as well as the unnamed maid, butler, and doorman at the hotel, and including Adrien's bodyguard and Alya's younger twin sisters.
    • As of Season 3 episode 8, only four major recurring characters have lasted this long without being akumatized: Marinette, Adrien, Master Fu, and Marinette's mother. If you count minor recurring characters, you get up to eight: Mireille, Alya's mother, Bob Roth, and Alec (that TV show host guy). If you count the kwami, this count goes up to fourteen: Tikki, Plagg, Wayzz, Nooroo, and Trixx.
  • Hawk Moth is the only Miraculous bearer who has been akumatised. As of "Queen Wasp", that's no longer truth as Chloe was akumatised while being the bearer of the Bee Miraculous.
    • As of "Mayura", the number of akumatised miraculous holders has raised from two to four since Rena Rouge and Carapace get akumatised into Rena Rage and Shell Shock respectively.
  • The name "Despair Bear" will make a lot of Danganronpa fans giggle; then there's the fact that the bear, like despair-loving Monokuma, is a creepy teddy bear being controlled by a human and manipulating teenagers into attacking each other.

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