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  • Actor Allusion: Carrie Keranen plays a red haired teenaged girl who loves taking pictures. Alya or Mahiru Koizumi?
  • Actor Existence Limbo: Philece Sampler, the English voice of Mrs. Mendeliev and Sabine (Marinette's mother), died unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 1, 2021. No replacement has been announced for the former, while the latter will be Darrined by Anne Yatco.
  • Acting for Two:
    • Foreign new girls Lila and Kagami are both voiced by Clara Soares.
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    • Identical cousins Adrien and Félix are both voiced by Bryce Papenbrook.
    • Anairis Quiñones voices both Majestia/Olympia and Barbara (Knightowl's civilian identity).
    • This was the case for Gabriel Agreste and Hawk Moth both being voiced by Keith Silverstein in the first season, until they were revealed to be the same person.
  • 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:
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    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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".
    • By far, the most popular design idea for an Akumatized Cat Noir in the fandom is a Palette Swap named Cat Blanc, running as far back as the first season. Come season 3, and Cat Blanc gets to be the focus of an episode.
  • 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. Interestingly, the episode was dubbed into Russian and aired in Sweden as such.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: Seven seasonsnote , various specials, two movies, a heap load of comic books, mobile games.
  • 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 avoid the above Acting for Two.note 
  • Channel Hop: In the United States, the series originally premiered new episodes on Nickelodeon for only a single season in 2015. The series moved new episodes over to Netflix for seasons 2 and 3 from 2016 to 2018, with those seasons also getting their first television airings on the syndicated KidsClick block beginning in 2017. When KidsClick ended its run on March 31st, 2019, the series immediately moved reruns to Disney Channel, who has always been the primary home to the series internationally, and new episodes of the series were also moved over there the following year.
    • Season 4 (the first season to premiere in the United States on Disney Channel) was added to Disney+ instead of Netflix when it was ready to be added to a streaming service. Disney+ also will begin streaming seasons 1-3 when Zag's contract with Netflix expires in 2022.
  • Content Leak: The entirety of "Risk", the first half of the season 4 finale, was leaked in February 2022, with two episodes before it ("Qilin" and "Penalteam") also airing unexpectedly less than a week after.
  • 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, Cat Noir being Akumatized into Cat Blanc, and the inclusion of Félix as Adrien's cousin, among other things.
  • 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:
  • The Danza:
    • Gabriel's assistant, Nathalie Sancoeur, is voiced in French by actress Nathalie Homs.
    • Stage director Josiane is voiced in French by actress Josiane Balasko.
  • Dear Negative Reader: Thomas Astruc has become somewhat infamous for blocking and insulting anyone who criticizes the show on Twitter. While the fandom does have some notoriously toxic members, he doesn't seem to be able to separate them from people offering genuine criticism in his mind, blocking both groups in equal numbers.
  • Development Gag:
    • Alya's photo of Ladybug from the beginning of "Lady Wifi" is actually an old promotional picture, but only in the 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.
    • A season 3 episode features Félix as Adrien's cousin. He attempts to force a kiss onto Ladybug, which just seems like some sort of gaslighting in the modern show, but is probably a reference to how, in the original premise, Félix believed that kissing Ladybug would break his bad luck curse.
  • Died During Production: Philece Sampler, the voice of Sabine and Mrs. Mendeleiev, passed away from a heart attack in 2021.
  • 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".
    • They're also occasionally referred to as "The Impatient Ones", referring to the often lengthy gaps between episodes and seasons.
  • 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.
  • God Does Not Own This World:
    • Jeremy Zag would claim Lady Butterfly was a Miraculous Ladybug character and later revealed she would be a Brazilian Miraculous hero for the Rio special. After it was discovered on an official Zagtoon artist's Artstation that Lady Butterfly was meant for Pixiegirl, Thomas Astruc would confirm that Lady Butterfly wasn't supposed to be a Miraculous user nor was she meant for Miraculous Ladybug, though the decision was ultimately made by Zag.
    • Outside of the New York and Shanghai specials, subsequent Miraculous World specials will not be made under Thomas Astruc's vision and instead under Jeremy Zag's vision.
  • God Never Said That: Many of Chloé's fans who were hoping to see a proper Heel–Face Turn from her have claimed Thomas despises the character with a passion. What he has actually said is that she was intended to be a character who, given an opportunity to become a better person, chooses not to do so — and expressed frustration about segments of the fanbase that refuse to accept this. None of this means he hates the character.
  • 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). Season Four confirmed this; by the end of the season, Lila and present-day Alix are the only members of the class to have not used a Miraculous.
    • 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 showed she would.
    • Many called early on that Chloé would become a villain. Many also called that she would prove unworthy of using the Bee Miraculous.
      • Similarly, people called that her place as the Bee hero would be taken by her sister.
    • Many people correctly guessed that "Reflekdoll" would be the episode where the two main heroes swap Miraculous after the updated description said they would have trouble with them. They were also right about this episode involving Mayura and explaining her appearance in "Miraculer", which aired earlier in the season.
    • A long-standing fan theory held that the Miraculouses' powers included a Glamour preventing people from recognizing their holders while in costume. "Miraculous New York" confirmed this and used it as a plot point.
    • After "Desperada" implied that Jagged Stone and Anarka Couffaine used to be a couple, many fans theorized that Jagged is Luka and Juleka's father, which is confirmed in "Truth."
    • Many guesses for the remaining Zodiac Miraculous users that were revealed in Season 4 were correct. These were Mylène, Rose, Juleka, Sabrina, and Ivan becoming the Mouse, Pig, Tiger, Dog, and Ox heroes respectively. People also guessed that Nathaniel and Marc would use the Rooster and Goat Miraculous, although that turned out to be the other way round.
  • 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.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Shout! Factory has never released any further season sets after season 1. It is unknown if they still hold home video distribution rights to it or if their contract has permanently expired.
  • Lying Creator:
    • The initial season 2 synopsisnote  claimed that Lila would use her lies to try and become popular and steal Adrien's heart, while Alya and Chloé would become suspicious of her alongside Marinette (with the implication that this might result in them getting their Miraculouses). In reality, Lila wouldn't show up until the season 2 finale, with Alya and Chloé never interacting with her (outside of Alya mentioning her akumatized form upon getting the Fox Miraculous). Season 3 would see Lila make a major return and do exactly what the summary said; however, the extent to which Alya and Chloé showed suspicion towards her ultimately depended on how suspicious the plot needed them to be in order for it to work.
    • Word of God also initially said that Mayura would be Hawk Moth's boss. Instead, she's his Dragon.
    • Thomas Astruc had outright stated that Félix from the Ladybug PV would never appear in the show. Despite this, he did end up appearing in the season 3 episode named after him, reimagined as being Adrien's identical cousin.
    • Astruc has stated on Twitter that he deliberately lies from time to time about plot points and other miscellaneous bits of information about the show.
  • 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. She would later step down from the roles due to dissatisfaction with the pay and being turned down for a raise just like Joe Ochman.
    • If Ezra Weisz’s Instagram feed is any indication, then Max Mittelman has replaced Matthew Mercer as Ivan and Cassandra Lee Morris has replaced Marieve Herrington as Sabrina, in addition to the above-mentioned Reba Buhr.
    • Starting with "Miraculous New York: HeroeZ United", Zeno Robinson replaces Ben Diskin as Nino and Max, joining the larger trend of Caucasian voice actors stepping down from voicing non-white characters following the George Floyd protests, as confirmed in this Twitter post (with other shows making similar changes including The Simpsons, Family Guy, Big Mouth, and Central Park).
    • Following Philece Sampler’s death, Anne Yatco will take over as Sabine.
    • Kyle McCarley confirmed that he was no longer voicing Marc as of season 4. The reason for this is unknown, but he was replaced by Alejandro Saab.
    • Joe Ochman stepped down from the role of Mayor Bourgeois due to dissatisfaction with the pay he was receiving for the series and being turned down for a raise.
    • For the Brazilian Portuguese dub:
      • Nino was voiced by Gustavo Pereira from Seasons 1 to 3. Erick Bougleux took over the role starting with Season 4 after it was announced that Pereira was taking a break from dubbing.
      • Master Fu was voiced by Mário Monjardim in Season 1 and by Júlio Chaves from Seasons 2 to 4. Due to both Mário and Júlio passing away in 2021, he will have to be recast once again if he makes any future appearances.
      • Kaalki was voiced by Wirley Contaifer in Season 2, and by Bia Menezes starting with Season 3.
      • Daizzi was voiced by Taís Feijó from Season 2 to 3, and by Lina Mendes starting with Season 4.
      • Rose was voiced by Lhays Macêdo in Season 1, and by Ana Elena Bitencourt starting with Season 2.
      • Lila was voiced by Luiza Cesar in Season 1, and by Natali Pazete starting with Season 2.
      • Mireille was voiced by Isabella Simi in "Stormy Weather" and by Taís Feijó in "Ikari Gozen".
      • Alim was voiced by Márcio Simões in Season 1, and by Hércules Franco starting with Season 2.
  • 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. This post (full version with explanations and spoilers here) proposes a viewing order for season one. This post does the same for season two.
    • 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. It also aired after "Darkblade," where Mayor Bourgeois already knew him, while in this episode Chloé had to introduce him.
    • 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.
    • André, the city's ice cream vendor made two appearances in "Befana" and "Gigantitan", both of which broadcasted in October and November of 2017 respectively, prior to his debut episode, "Glaciator", which premiered in January 2018.
    • In "Reverser", Nathaniel draws the titular villain from "Queen Wasp". "Reverser" first aired before "Queen Wasp" first aired by several months.
    • "Miraculer" features Mayura and a sentimonster created by her, which Ladybug and Cat Noir already seem to know about. This is because their first encounter with a sentimonster since "Hero's Day" was actually in "Reflekdoll," which didn't air until a few months later.
    • When it first aired, "Gamer 2.0" featured an Akumatized villain that hadn't been seen yet, who many fans (correctly) determined was Desperada.
    • "Party Crasher" was the first aired episode to feature King Monkey, Viperion, and Pegasus, but Cat Noir's reaction to the latter two means that this was only meant to be King Monkey's debut. Viperion and Pegasus were meant to debut in, respectively, "Desperada" and "Startrain," both of which only aired later.
    • "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, "Feast", had not aired at all in any region at the time, least of all America.
    • Netflix royally screwed up the episode order of Season 2 and 3, most notably placing "Troublemaker" between "Style Queen" and "Queen Wasp" even though the latter two episodes take place on the same day. As for season 3, in addition to repeating the issues with "Gamer 2.0" and "Party Crasher," and placing "Feast" ahead of many episodes that were clearly meant to come before it, they originally had the two parts of "Battle of the Miraculous" placed in reverse order (though this was soon corrected).
    • 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. Also in "Feast," Alix jokingly mentions a Rabbit Miraculous, which would have foreshadowed the reveal of her future self using it in "Timetagger" had it not aired already.
    • Ukraine aired "Loveater" and "Miracle Queen", the season 3 finale, before "Cat Blanc" and "Félix". People who worked on the show even recommended waiting for the latter two to air before watching them. This would have made Adrien's comment about having not seen Marinette with her hair down before in the finale a call back to her wearing her hair down almost all the time in the alternate timeline in "Cat Blanc".
    • Brazil aired "Furious Fu", the sixth episode of Season 4, first. This means that Hawk Moth becoming Shadow Moth, Ladybug's outfit changing when she summons Lucky Charm, and Ladybug handing out charms that seem to protect the bearer from akumatization after she uses Miraculous Ladybug come out of nowhere.
    • The episode "Qilin" got delayed significantly. Thus, "Dearest Family" is the first appearance of both Qilin and the Magical Charm Sabine was given. It was also the first appearance of Gabriel's Magical Charm, which he acquired in another delayed episode, "Gabriel Agreste".
    • Magical Charms in general see a few inconsistencies with the scrambled episode order, with Ladybug handing them out in episodes that aired before "Mr. Pigeon 72" (where she learned to create them), or saying they'll protect against Shadow Moth in episodes that aired after "Dearest Family" (where Shadow Moth learned how to overcome 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 preceding events of the episode, people would still be confused at seeing Luka dancing alongside Marinette and Adrien and appearing in the episode's ending card 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.
      • "Befana" was written and aired before "Style Queen", but the later episode "Ladybug" has a flashback to just before the former which references the events of the latter in past-tense.
    • Even though it was be released after Season 3 and the New York special, Thomas has stated that the Shanghai special takes place between Season 2 and 3.
  • 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-George 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 known as the Quantic Kids, before the concept was dialed back to the initial premise of the two working together. Instead, starting with Season 2, they're gradually joined by more Miraculous users that they recruit.
    • In the original concept for the Quantic Kids, the other heroes included Melodie (who was instead retooled as the protagonist of a planned non-superhero animated movie), Mercury (a background speedster hero in the New York special), and Sparrow (who is now a girl, the sidekick of another hero, and soon enough becomes a Miraculous user).
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
  • Saved from 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Series Hiatus: Frequently. Episodes are released as they are completed, rather than releasing episodes weekly starting when most of the season is in post-production. As a result, the show is subject to Out of Order release and unreliable release dates a lot (sometimes even delaying episodes at the last minute) due to production order.
  • 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:
    • Sabrina Weisz voices Sarah, Nadja, Nathalie, and Xiong Xiong
    • Erin Fitzgerald voices both Rose and Juleka in the English dub.
      • It happens again with them in the Tales from Paris webisodes and season 2 onwards, as both girls are now voiced by Reba Buhr.
    • In addition to voicing Tikki, Mela Lee is the voice actress for Penny, Aurore (Stormy Weather) and Mireille.
    • Ezra Weisz has voiced several characters like Adrien's unnamed bodyguard, Simon, André, Fred, Albert, the unnamed doorman, and Théo since season 2.
    • 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.
    • Christopher Corey Smith is Tom, Roger, Wayzz, and Long Long.
    • Max Mittelman is Plagg and since season 2, Ivan.
  • What Could Have Been: Here.
  • 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.
    • According to their voice actress Anairis Quiñones, Majestia and Knightowl are girlfriends.
    • Thomas Astruc stated on Twitter that Max is asexual while Alix is aromantic.
    • Astruc has also stated that the vast Ship Tease between Rose and Juleka is entirely deliberate, and the show avoids making them an explicit couple only so that those interactions don't get censored in less tolerant countries.
  • Word of God:
    • Thomas Astruc's twitter reveals some details not shown in the show proper (e.g. the fact that the Césaires 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 But it has been shown in 2 separate occasions that such a feat isn't entirely impossible to do. It would just be very hard work to break them enough to akumatize.
    • According to Thomas Astruc, if a person's doll is brought to life by the Puppeteer 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.
    • If Chloé and Lila's clearly detestable behaviors weren't enough of a hint for you already, then Astruc has outright confirmed their statuses as Hate Sinks on Twitter. Astruc also bluntly told fans after the Season 3 finale that Chloé is not redeemable, later elaborating that a large point to her character is to be someone who was capable of redemption but instead definitively rejects it because she is too set in her evil ways.
  • Word of Saint Paul:
  • Write What You Know: Thomas Astruc based the art teacher Jean-Pierre on one of his former teachers.
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    Akumatized villain trivia 
Covering all villains from the show so far.
  • 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 seventeen villainsnote , eighteen if you count Ivan's retransformation into Stoneheart, nineteen 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), and twenty-five counting herself as Antibug, Queen Wasp twice (In both the debut and in "Heroe's Day"), Miracle Queen, Queen Banana, and Penalteam.
    • Surprisingly, Marinette/Ladybug is starting to catch up to her with involvement in ten Akumatizations, though her contributions to most of these Akumatized villains 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 people akumatized directly or indirectlynote ; twenty-four if you count the (temporary) re-akumatizations of Princess Fragrance, Reflekta, Dark Owl, and Zombizou in "Ladybug", twenty-five 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-six if you count her getting akumatized on purpose in "Chameleon", and twenty-eight counting both times she became Volpina. Until "Félix", she was also the only person to trigger multiple akumatizations in a single 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 Akumatization 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 Mylène'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 five with "Befana", who was named after the company that made the candies Gina bought Marinette, and "Anansi", Nora's boxing nickname.
    • Season 3 brings this up to six with "Startrain", the name of the train Max's mother works on, which is justified because the akuma was too far away from Hawk Moth for him to communicate with her.
    • Gamer's appearance and mecha are based on a 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 six villains so far: Dark Cupid, Puppeteer, Princess Fragrance, Despair Bear, Zombizou, and Malediktator (in "Mega Leech"). He is also brainwashed into behaving like a cat by Malediktator in his debut episode.
  • 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 glitter. It's unclear if Frozer counts, as he froze everyone in Paris except the heroes, who were using the ice power-ups, but it's unknown if this was Harmless Freezing or not.
    • In Season 3 there's Feast, who ate all the Guardians of the Miraculous except Master Fu (though this was before it was akumatized), Cat Blanc, who unintentionally killed everyone in Paris (and possibly the whole world) with a very powerful Cataclysm, and Heart Hunter, who turned people into love hearts and ate them, bringing the list up to eight. Desperada and Party Crasher don't count because they were specifically said to be capturing people, and those who were captured by the latter were eventually freed.
    • Season 4 has Furious Fu (who could turn people into statues), Sole Crusher (who absorbed people to grow bigger) and Queen Banana (who, along with her sentimonster, turned people into bananas).
  • There are only four (named) people in Marinette's entire school who haven't been Akumatized, 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 of season 2, "Dark Owl", Mr. Damocles has now been Akumatized, bringing this number down to three.
    • Further lowered to two, as of S2 episode 13, "Zombizou", where Miss Bustier was Akumatized.
    • As of "Kwamibuster", Mireille is now the sole survivor.
    • "Queen Banana" brings the list back up to two by giving a name to the art teacher, Jean-Pierre Monlataing. Mireille is still the only named student who hasn't been Akumatized, though.
  • Not counting Nooroo and Hawk Moth, more than half of the season 1 cast has been Akumatized. 29 individuals have been Akumatized, 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 kwamis, 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 "Ephemeral", only two major recurring characters have lasted this long without being successfully Akumatized: Marinette and Adriennote . If you count minor recurring characters, you get up to five: Mireille, Marlena Césaire (Alya's mother), and XY. If you count the kwamis, this count goes up significantly, as there are 20 known kwamis and none of them have ever been directly akumatized.
  • Hawk Moth is the only Miraculous bearer who has been Akumatized. As of "Queen Wasp", that's no longer the case as Chloé was Akumatized while being the bearer of the Bee Miraculous.
    • As of "Mayura", the number of Akumatized Miraculous holders has raised from two to four since Rena Rouge and Carapace get Akumatized 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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