|“||And when it comes to luring superheroes, what could be better than creating supervillains?||”|
Whenever a person has strong negative emotions, such as anger, frustration, jealousy, disappointment, humiliation or sadness, Hawk Moth senses it from his lair and charges a butterfly with dark power to form an akuma. The akuma then flies away from Hawk Moth's lair to where the person is, and possesses an important object that belongs to the person. Immediately, Hawk Moth telepathically links up to the person in order to communicate, using a butterfly-shaped light mask that goes around his and victim's eyes. Also, in that moment, the area around the person's eyes darkens into a dark rust color. He then gives them a new name for their supervillain identity and explains to the person that he'll give them the ability to accomplish their goals, if in turn, the person will retrieve the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous from Ladybug and Cat Noir.When the person agrees, black and purple smoke appears from the possessed object and surrounds the person. Once it recedes, the victim has transformed into a supervillain. If Hawk Moth needs to telepathically talk with them again, his light mask will reappear on both Hawk Moth and the villain.
As stated in "Robostus", any sentient creature with emotions can be akumatized. For example, the robot Markov is akumatized in the aforementioned episode, and infant August is akumatized in "Gigantitan". Sometimes, other living things or beings are indirectly transformed with the main victim, such as Fang changing into a dragon in "Guitar Villain" when Jagged Stone is akumatized, and Albert becoming a more advanced AI in "The Dark Owl" when Mr. Damocles is akumatized. Inanimate objects that are not the akumatized object can change because of the victim's akumatization, such as Roger Raincomprix's car transforming in "Rogercop".
While it is theoretically possible for someone with extreme willpower to resist or even overcome Hawk Moth's influence, only Miss Bustier has ever been shown doing so, and even she succumbed after approximately 30 seconds.
An akumatized villain usually has an appearance and abilities that relate to their infected object, occupation, circumstances, and/or interests. For example, because of Xavier Ramier's love of pigeons and his object being a pigeon call, he becomes Mr. Pigeon, a villain with a suit based off of pigeons and the ability to command pigeons. In whatever way they're changed, an akumatized villain usually has enhanced abilities and skills. A majority of the time, their objects end up becoming their weapons, such as The Bubbler's bubble wand and Guitar Villain's guitar.
Aside from their peculiar powers, supervillains seem to have enhanced strength, durability, and fighting skills. For example, Lady Wifi manages to pin down Cat Noir when they are both disarmed, and the Mime is able to hold the Eiffel Tower with his own strength.
Every villain, after being corrupted, remembers the cause of their distress and the person who caused it, so they usually try to get revenge. Additionally, some villains, namely Copycat, the Evillustrator, and Horrificator, remember the people whom they have romantic feelings for (Ladybug, Marinette, and Ivan Bruel respectively) and still care for them while transformed.
Hawk Moth can't mind control his villains, psychologically manipulating them instead. He can't read their minds either, seeing and feeling only what they are seeing and feeling. However, if a supervillain doesn't go and retrieve the Miraculous like they were asked to, Hawk Moth can control their bodies for a brief amount of time in order to inflict pain onto them until they agree to do it as quickly as possible. He can also remove their powers, another threat he uses against his victims to keep them on-task.
As seen in "Ladybug & Cat Noir" and "Stoneheart", if Ladybug doesn't purify a villain's akuma when she captures it, the akuma multiplies, and they transform various people into frozen copies of the villain. When the original akuma's victim is akumatized again, the copies unfreeze, and the villain has control over them, able to make them follow his or her orders and desires.
Because of Hawk Moth and the villain's mental connection, the villain can sense the location of Hawk Moth's lair if they want to find him, as seen in "Robostus" and "The Dark Owl".
In "Startrain", it's revealed that this mental connection is depended on proximity. If the Butterfly Miraculous holder is too far, they can't control the akumatized person or see and hear through them.In "Timetagger", it is shown that akumatized villains can communicate directly to the Butterfly Miraculous holder, even if they are not the one who akumatized them initially, as seen with the titular villain who came from the future and was akumatized by another Hawk Moth that isn't Gabriel.
In order to defeat a villain and release the akuma, the akumatized object needs to be destroyed. After the object is destroyed, Ladybug uses her yo-yo to capture the akuma to "de-evilize" and revert it back into a unakumatized butterfly.
After the Miraculous Ladybug has reverted the damage caused since the akuma infected the villain, they are detransformed by the purple substance.
Those who are victimized will have their memories either be blurry of what happened (like a dream that can't be remembered), or can remember what had happened entirely (Like Alya and Nino, who remembered their actions as Oblivio). However, those who volunteered will retain clear memories of their actions, examples being Gabriel Agreste (The Collector) and Lila Rossi (Volpina and Chameleon).
List of akumatized villains
To see each villain's akumatized object, see List of akumatized objects
|"The Bubbler"||Able to use his bubble wand to create impenetrable bubbles that he can use to trap people and make them float away.||Wants to get rid of all adults and give Adrien the best birthday party ever.|
(a.k.a Mr. Pigeon)
|"Mr. Pigeon"||Able to control and communicate with pigeons using his pigeon whistle.||Wants to turn pigeons into the city's first class citizens and get rid of all the park police.|
(a.k.a Stormy Weather)
|"Stormy Weather"||Can fly and control the weather with her parasol.||Wants to prove herself the rightful weather girl of Paris.|
|"Timebreaker"||Can absorb energy from people she touches in order to gain the energy she needs to activate her ability to travel back in time. The people she steals energy from will freeze and slowly disappear.||Wants to go back in time to restore a broken family heirloom.|
|"Copycat"||Has the exact appearance and abilities of Cat Noir. He can also imitate Cat Noir's voice.||Wants to ruin Cat Noir's reputation and become Ladybug's boyfriend.|
|"The Pharaoh"||Uses the powers of various Egyptian gods. He switches between powers by transforming his mask.||Wants to perform an ancient ritual to revive Queen Nefertiti.|
(a.k.a Lady Wifi)
|"Lady Wifi"||Utilizes her cellphone to shoot various icons with different effects and she can teleport through cellphones. She can't use her powers if there's no wifi signal.||Wants to unmask Ladybug.|
|"The Evillustrator"||Anything he draws on his tablet with his stylus pen will materialize in the real world, and he can erase existing items by erasing images of them from his tablet. He needs light to draw, so in the darkness, he is unable to use his power.||Wants to date Marinette and get revenge on Chloé for criticizing his drawings.|
|"Rogercop"||Can shoot lasers that turn into handcuffs that, once on a person's wrists, will make that person follow his orders against their will. He has a flying police car.||Wants to enforce all laws, no matter how small.|
|Lê Chiến Kim|
(a.k.a Dark Cupid)
|"Dark Cupid"||Has wings that allow him to fly, and he shoots arrows that turn any form of love or friendship into hate.||Wants to ruin everyone's Valentine's Day.|
|"Horrificator"||Shoots sticky goo from her mouth and grows larger by absorbing the fear of other people. However, anyone who is not afraid of her will make her shrink.||Wants everyone else to understand how scared she feels.|
|"Darkblade"||Can shoot a beam that makes a person kneel before him, and can turn people whom he "knights" into his loyal armored soldiers. He can also turn cars into catapults.||Wants to become the monarch of Paris.|
|"The Mime"||Any object he mimes can be manifested as a solid, but invisible construct. However, he can only mime one object at a time.||Wants revenge on Chris for stealing his part.|
(a.k.a Magician of Misfortune)
|"Princess Fragrance"||Can make anything disappear with a puff of smoke.||Wants everyone to recognize him as the greatest magician in Paris.|
(a.k.a Princess Fragrance)
|Uses a perfume gun which can fire different scents with different effects, primarily, a pink mind control perfume. Can also use the perfume gun to propel herself through the air.||Wants to marry Prince Ali, whom she's fallen in love with.|
|"Ladybug & Cat Noir"||Has enormous strength, and he grows larger and stronger every time he takes a hit. Later gains control over an army of other Stonehearts.||Wants to date Mylène and get rid of anyone who mocks his crush.|
|"Animan"||Able to transform into any animal or insect that he desires, including extinct species. Transforming in rapid succession tires him out.||Wants to get rid of people who mock his animal friends.|
(a.k.a Simon Says)
|"Simon Says"||Uses his deck of cards to hypnotize people and commands them to do what he wants.||Wants to prove he can hypnotize Gabriel Agreste.|
|"Pixelator"||By taking a picture of someone, he's able to trap them in an infinite white plane inside photo frames located in his home apartment. An indirect shot will "pixelate" part of the victims body, making them intangible.||Wants a picture of Jagged Stone for his gallery.|
(a.k.a Guitar Villain)
|"Guitar Villain"||Shoots sound waves from his guitar that have different effects according to the chord he plays. He has a pet dragon at his side that can fly and fires out green smoke.||Wants to be recognized as the greatest musician in the city.|
(a.k.a Kung Food)
|"Kung Food"||Controls people who drink his soup, and can summon food weapons from his pouch, such as a pizza sword and sushi tonfas.||Wants revenge on Chloé for sabotaging his soup.|
|"Gamer"||Pilots a giant robot from a video game that can shoot a beam that turns people and objects into green energy orbs that he absorbs and uses to upgrade the robot. He can also "save" his "last level" and make the robot respawn if it is destroyed.||Wants to prove his video game skill.|
|"Reflekta"||Able to shoot a beam that turns people into identical physical copies of herself.||Wants to make sure she isn't left out of the picture.|
|"The Puppeteer"||Can control puppets and, by extension, the people they look like. If in possession of a puppet depicting an akumatized villain, then she can transform that person back into their previous akumatized form.||Wants to win a puppet game.|
|"Antibug"||She is completely invisible.||Wants revenge on Chloé for pretending she didn't exist.|
|Has the same powers as Ladybug, but as the complete opposite, such as having the power to create an "Anti-Charm" instead of Ladybug's Lucky Charm.||Wants revenge on Ladybug for betraying her fan worship.|
|"Volpina"||Has the same abilities as a Fox Miraculous holder, but she can create more than one illusion and won't transform back.||Wants revenge on Ladybug for exposing her as a liar.|
(a.k.a Santa Claws)
|"Santa Claws"||Distributes exploding Christmas presents that release horrible things, including bats, spiders, cockroaches, and even weapons for him to use. He rides a flying sleigh that can phase through walls.||Wants to give a bad Christmas to everyone, except for Adrien.|
|"The Collector"||Can imprison any person or object as a drawing within his sketchbook. He can also erase sketches by wiping them away. He can't use his power if his book is full.||
Wants to replace his lost inspirational book with a new one, as well as lead Ladybug and Cat Noir astray from his identity as Hawk Moth.
(a.k.a Prime Queen)
|"Prime Queen"||Able to phase through any type of screen as though it were a doorway. She can open said doorway for others and control which screen becomes the exit.||Wants to boost her show's ratings.|
(a.k.a Despair Bear)
|"Despair Bear"||Pilots a mechanical teddy bear from the inside. The bear has the power to control the mind of any person it is hanging on to.||Wants Chloé to pay for being mean.|
|"Riposte"||Wields a sword that is merged to her hand. She can strike at incredible speeds and slice through objects as thick as a car. She can also project her slashes to cut something from a distance.||Wants to defeat Adrien in a fencing match to reclaim her honor.|
|"Befana"||By using her magical pistol, she can fire blasts of energy that turn people into either coal statues or into her personal fairy minions, however, she is vulnerable to her own attacks. She also has a flying motorcycle.||Wants to punish her granddaughter, Marinette, for lying to her.|
|"Robostus"||Can control any electronic devices and any mechanical objects, as well as grant them awareness.||Wants to be with Max all the time and take the Miraculouses so he can wish to be human.|
(a.k.a Dark Owl)
|"The Dark Owl"||Uses a wide array of gadgets and tools (thanks to his trusty akuma containing assistant named Albert), as well as enhanced agility and combat abilities.||Wants to be a superhero.|
|"Gigantitan"||Possesses enormous strength and size.||Wants to eat a lollipop.|
|"Glaciator"||Able to cover himself with ice cream that takes the form of a giant, regenerative monster with the ability to shoot ice cream at people. The ice cream shots turn the people they hit into ice cream statues.||Wants Marinette to find true love from his ice cream.|
|Ella and Etta Césaire|
|"Sapotis"||Both possess the ability to duplicate themselves every time they eat. The clones posses the same multiplication power.||Wants to cause mischief and not get in trouble for it.|
|"Gorizilla"||Possesses enormous strength, size, and a very keen sense of smell.||Wants to keep a close watch on Adrien.|
(a.k.a Captain Hardrock)
|"Captain Hardrock"||Possesses an indestructible pirate ship that obeys her commands. She also has an arsenal of powerful weapons.||Wants to ruin the Paris music festival and force people to listen to her music.|
|"Frightningale"||Has an energy whip in her microphone that turns anyone it hits into a magenta statue unless they sing, dance, or rhyme.||Wants to turn Paris into one big music video.|
|"Syren"||Can cry enough tears to flood Paris up to the rooftops. She can swim incredibly fast and breathe underwater.||Wants to create an undersea kingdom for herself and Kim.|
|"Zombizou"||Uses her lipstick to blow kisses that turns people into zombies who seek to kiss and hug other people. The zombies have contagious kisses.||Wants everyone to "feel the love".|
|"Frozer"||Can freeze everything in his path by using his ice skates and shoots bolts of ice from his skates as he kicks. He can also skate very fast.||Wants to turn Paris into his own personal ice rink.|
(a.k.a Style Queen)
|"Style Queen"||Can transform people into golden statues by blasting them with a beam from her scepter. She can also teleport, which causes a puff of golden smoke. She has an intangible body made of golden glitter.||Wants everyone to recognize that she deserves only the best of the best and get revenge on Gabriel Agreste for sticking her in the second row.|
|"Troublemaker"||Switches between being intangible and tangible by clicking her pen. She can only attack while in her solid form.||Wants everyone to feel as frustrated as she was.|
(a.k.a Queen Wasp)
|"Queen Wasp"||Has the same abilities as a Bee Miraculous holder. She controls a massive swarm of wasps which she uses to paralyze people with Venom, and she doesn't transform back. The wasps can't go underwater.||Wants revenge on Ladybug and Cat Noir for ruining her chance of being a superhero.|
|"Reverser"||Rides on a large paper hoverboard and attacks with small black and white paper airplanes that can reverse any personality trait of Reversers choice to its opposite.||Wants revenge on Nathaniel for destroying his notebook and Marinette for convincing him to step out of his comfort zone, only to be disappointed.|
|"Anansi"||Possesses great strength and spider-like abilities, such as having extra arms, being able to climb with her sticky grip, and shooting webs from her mouth that she uses to trap people.||Wants to protect her little sister.|
|"Malediktator"||Can make energy bubbles that, when they hit a person, causes them to do what Malediktator commands. He can control the energy bubbles trajectory.||Wants to prove to his daughter that he isn't powerless.|
|"Sandboy"||Can bring the nightmares of people to life by spreading his evil dream sand. He can fly by riding a floating pillow/cloud.||Wants everyone to feel as scared as he was.|
|"Catalyst"||Has the same abilities as a Fox Miraculous holder.||Wants to see Ladybug lose.|
|Can enhance the powers of others and mentally communicate with them.||Wants to help Hawk Moth make his wish come true.|
(a.k.a Rena Rage)
|"Mayura"||Most likely able to use an enhanced version of her usual abilities. Most likely able to use them an infinite number of times without her transformation dropping.||Wants to beat Carapace to prove that he is "a flyweight".|
(a.k.a Shell Shock)
|Most likely able to use an enhanced version of his usual abilities. Most likely able to use them an infinite number of times without his transformation dropping.||Wants Rena Rouge to love him again.|
(Catalyst & Mayura)
|With the help from Catalyst's power during the events of "Heroes' Day", Hawk Moth simultaneously re-akumatizes many Parisians to their respective past akumatized forms which include: Volpina, Prime Queen, Guitar Villain, Frightingale, Horrificator, Stoneheart, Gamer, Princess Fragrance, Gorizilla, Dark Cupid, Mime, Timebreaker, Vanisher, Glaciator, Gigantitan, Animan, Pharaoh, Rogercop, Stormy Weather, Riposte, Despair Bear, Style Queen, Malediktator, Queen Wasp, Syren, Frozer, and Darkblade. Among them, Princess Fragrance, Mime, Pharaoh, Rogercop, Stormy Weather, and Riposte were akumatized a third time in Mayura.|
|"Chameleon"||Can transform into a perfect copy of anything she kisses, complete with voice and physical abilities. Any person she kisses is sent into a catatonic sleep. They only wake up when she switches to someone else.||Wants another chance to get rid of Ladybug.|
|"Animaestro"||Can shapeshift into a variety of 2D animated beings that grant him any superpowers he requires. If no one watches him, he will become immobilized.||Wants people to recognize him as a big shot.|
|"Bakerix"||Wields an elixir that, when drunk, enables him to grow bigger and stronger for a short period of time.||Wants to destroy everything modern.|
|"Backwarder"||With a touch of her sword, she can make anything and anyone go backwards in time, simultaneously stealing that person or object's time and making herself stronger.||Wants to reunite with Fu and make up for lost time.|
(a.k.a Gamer 2.0)
|"Gamer 2.0"||Controls a giant real world video game that pits player against player. The playable avatars are past akumatized villains. After each round, the defeated Avatars Akuma object is added to the winners arsenal, where it can later be selected as a power-up in the final battle, giving the user access to those villains powers.||Wants to have fun playing a video game, even though no one would play with him.|
|"Weredad"||Possesses enormous strength and size.||Wants a late night cake.|
|Possesses increased strength, and can grow and manipulate thorny vines. This allows him to make a magic prison of thorns containing traps.||Wants to protect his daughter from heartbreak.|
|"Silencer"||When he touches someone's lips, he can take their voice and store it in his mask. He can use his hands to imitate any of the stolen voices he's collected.||Wants XY and Bob Roth to admit to stealing Kitty Section's ideas.|
|"Oni-Chan"||Has the ability to mark a person with her sword, resulting in a large red horn growing out of their forehead. She can swap locations with someone near the marked target by using the nearby persons mobile device as an anchor. The horn grows larger every time the marked victim tells a lie.||Wants to keep Lila away from Adrien.|
|Destroyer||"Miraculer"||Unknown; causes destruction.||Wants to destroy Paris' landmarks.|
|By touching a Miraculous user with her Tonfa, she can steal their superpowers and use them as her own. She can use each stolen power an unlimited number of times. She can also redistribute her stolen powers to others.||Wants to play with Chloé using the miraculous powers that she'd acquired.|
|Alya Césaire & Nino Lahiffe|
|"Oblivio"||With their laser cannon, they can fire a blast of purple energy that causes whoever it hits to lose their memories.||Wants to make people forget their embarrassing moment.|
(a.k.a Party Crasher)
|"Party Crasher"||Has the power to trap people and objects in the tiny mirrors that make up his disco-ball gauntlets. He also has the power to see his opponents next move.||Wants revenge on Adrien for lying to him about not being allowed to have friends over and for not being invited to Adrien's party.|
|"Christmaster"||Wields a magic snowglobe that can animate and enlarge any toy that touches it with powers and abilities of his choosing.||Wants to get his Christmas present early.|
|"The Puppeteer 2"||Can bring wax statues to life and control them using her wand. A statue of someone with superpowers will have the same powers as the person it looks like.||Wants to "play" with the big kids who forgot about her.|
|"Reflekdoll"||Able to shoot a beam that turns people into Reflekta lookalikes. Following her amokization, she pilots a gigantic Reflekdoll that fires a much stronger version of the same kind of beam from its mouth.||Wants to be the center of attention and turn Paris into the city of Reflekta lookalikes.|
|"Desperada"||Able to summon various musical instrument weapons from her guitar case. Anyone hit by these weapons will be trapped as a sticker on her guitar case.||Wants to punish Jagged Stone for firing her and having the gall to try replacing her.|
|"Startrain"||Controls the operations of a flying space-train, allowing her to lock doors, control its temperature and oxygen levels, and even summon laser firing beverage drones.||Wants to become an astronaut and explore the galaxy with everyone on board the train.|
|"Feast"||Can track down the miraculouses and devour anything in its path. Whatever it eats will be trapped in a pocket dimension within its stomach for all eternity. It also has a long, sticky, frog-like tongue. Following its akumatization, it grows to gigantic size.||Wants to sate its unyielding hunger by feasting on all of the miraculouses.|
|"Kwamibuster"||She wields a vacuum that shoots a beam that will cause any kwami that it hits to be sucked up. It even works on a kwami that is inside a Miraculous. Once sucked in, the kwami will be trapped in a magic canister on her back. The kwamis are incapable of phasing through said canister.||Wants to capture all of the kwamis to prove their existence so that she'll be recognized as the greatest scientist in the world.|
(a.k.a Stormy Weather)
|"Stormy Weather 2"||Possesses the same powers from her first akumatization, only stronger, with her being able to control all the forces of nature.||Wants revenge on Chloé for mocking her about her grades and saying she will always be a villain.|
(a.k.a Ikari Gozen)
|"Ikari Gozen"||She is incredibly large, strong and fast. She is able to swallow people in order to trap them inside the gigantic armor that makes up her centaur-like body. Once inside her, a victim can be restrained by seatbelts.||Wants to punish Kagami after she disobeys her by participating in the Friendship Day games.|
(a.k.a Mr. Pigeon)
|"Timetagger"||Able to control and communicate with pigeons with his pigeon whistle.||Wants to protect the pigeons of Paris from harm.|
|Future Chris Lahiffe|
|Able to use his spray can gun to time travel and send others through time as well. Can also use his powers to travel between places he's marked with graffiti.||Wants to steal Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses and return the Miraculouses to the Future Hawk Moth before they can become adults.|
(a.k.a. Cat Blanc)
|"Cat Blanc"||Has all the same powers as a Cat Miraculous owner. He is able to use an enhanced version of the Cataclysm, known as the Mega Cataclysm, an infinite number of times. He can even release his destructive power at long range as a blast or as a pulse. He could potentially release destructive power enough to destroy entire galaxies in a single strike.||Wants to take Ladybug's Miraculous so he can use the absolute power to wish the world back to the way it was.|
(a.k.a Lady Wifi)
|"Félix"||Uses her tablet to attack with Icons that have different effects, depending on the Icon. She is also able to teleport herself and other nearby people through other cellphones/tablets. She no longer needs Wi-fi signal, since her tablet uses satellite.||Joined forces as The Punishers trio to get revenge against Félix for stealing Adrien's phone, impersonating Adrien, and sending a hurtful reply to their loving message.|
(a.k.a Princess Fragrance
|Uses her perfume gun to can shoot different scents with different effects.|
|Able to shoot a beam that turns people into identical physical copies of herself.|
|"Ladybug"||Can enhance the powers of others and mentally communicate with them.||Wants to help Hawk Moth make his wish come true.|
(a.k.a Verity Queen)
|Unknown; akumatization not completed||Wants to know the truth about the accusation against her daughter.|
(a.k.a Princess Justice)
|Unknown; akumatization not completed||Wants to serve justice against Lila for framing her for crimes she didn't commit and getting her expelled from school.|
|André & Audrey Bourgeois|
(a.k.a Heart Hunter)
They are a giant floating head with two faces. One face shoots a beam from her eyes that will turn any person it hits into a floating heart, which serves as a manifestation of that person's love. The other face can then use his vacuum breath to suck in and devour said love.
|Wants to devour all the love in Paris so that no one could enjoy it when they couldn't.|
(a.k.a Miracle Queen)
|Has all the same powers as a Bee Miraculous owner. She controls a massive swarm of wasps whose sting will turn the victim into her obedient servant. Without receiving any commands from her, though, the stung victims will remain motionless. The wasps can't go in the water.||Wants revenge against Ladybug after she refuses to lend her the Bee Miraculous, despite her genuine desire to help.|
|With the help from Catalyst's power during the events of "Ladybug", Hawk Moth simultaneously re-akumatizes Marinette's friends and teachers to their respective past akumatized forms which include: Princess Fragrance, Zombizou, Dark Owl, and Reflekta.|
|Dr. Sadness||"Timetagger"||Gives people a sense of unhappiness with his needle.||Wants everyone to be sad.|
|The Aklipt Invaders||Controls a fleet of UFO's equipped with lasers.||Wants to take over the human race.|
|Pain and Tears|
(a.k.a The Twin Queens of the Inner Dimension)
|At least one of them has ice powers.||Wants to become Queens of the inner world.|
(a.k.a Mr. Rat)
|Able to control and communicate with rats with his rat flute.||Wants to protect the rats of Paris from harm.|
|"Replay"||Manipulates time around him with his watch.||Wants to make his teammates recognize and respect him.|
|"Trash Krakken Part 1"||Can control and manipulate both water and catfish.||Wants to keep people from swimming in the Seine.|
- Many of the supervillains' face masks, such as those of Stormy Weather, Lady Wifi, and the Evillustrator, resemble the shape of a butterfly, most likely in reference to the akumas. Similarly, the four eyeholes in Darkblade's helmet resemble the four wings of a butterfly.
- When an akuma infects the object of the new villain and the light mask appears around their face, the darkened area is almost always an indication of the shape of their mask.
- There are some cases in which a villain reappears or gets akumatized in an irregular situation more than once.
- In "Timebreaker", both Alixes from two different timelines get akumatized.
- Ivan transforms into Stoneheart in both of the Origins episodes.
- In "The Puppeteer", the Puppeteer uses her powers to bring back Lady Wifi, the Evillustrator, and Rogercop.
- According to Hawk Moth, it is implied that Lila may return as a villain due to her not forgiving Ladybug in "Volpina".
- This occurs in "Catalyst", when Lila is encouraged because of her anger towards Ladybug, with the tipping point being Gabriel Agreste calling Volpina a copycat.
- This happens a third time in "Chameleon", when Lila actively takes the Akuma and infects herself to become the titular villain after Adrien declines her romantic affections until she stops her lies. At the end of the episode, she is still angry at Ladybug, implying further future Akumatizations.
- When she framed Marinette in "Ladybug", leading to her and everyone around her to nearly being akumatized.
- After Hawk Moth gives his victims their new names, they accept them, and discard their former names until they are defeated.
- Ladybug and Cat Noir usually try to persuade the supervillains to calm down and stop their rampage when they are able to do so.
- Most of the villains are seen near Marinette and/or Adrien shortly before the akuma infects them.
- In most cases, the villains usually get what they want when they are transformed or after they are defeated. However, this is not always the case.
- After the events of "Volpina", Lila discards Ladybug's apology, thinking that Adrien will never be interested in her.
- It is unknown if non-humans, such as animals or kwamis, can be akumatized, but Season 2 will have some answers, as revealed by Thomas Astruc at San Diego Comic-Con 2016.
- Various animals and objects that are not infected by the akuma can be transformed indirectly with the akumatized villains.
- Roger Raincomprix's police car transforms with him, its appearance changing and it becoming able to fly.
- When Jagged Stone turns into Guitar Villain, his crocodile Fang is transformed into a dragon.
- Santa Claus's horses turn into reindeer, and his sleigh changes its appearance as well, gaining the ability to fly.
- Albert is also akumatized alongside Mr. Damocles, as his monitor was the akumatized object; Albert gains a human face, as opposed to his normal cartoon appearance.
- Anarka Couffaine's boat transforms into an indestructible sentient ship that obeys Captain Hardrock's commands and can fire cannonball-shaped speakers and chain anyone.
- Marinette's grandma (Gina Dupain)'s motorbike changed its appearance and gained the ability to fly when she was akumatized into Befana.
- Marc Anciel's book is transformed into a large paper plane hoverboard when he is akumatized to Reverser.
- Tomoe Tsurugi's car is fused with her own body so she can become Ikari Gozen and trap her victims.
- According to Nooroo, the Butterfly Miraculous is meant to create superheroes rather than supervillains.
- While Hawk Moth can force his victims to focus on getting Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses by threatening to remove their powers or causing them pain, the ability is supposed to be used to keep akumatized heroes from becoming evil.
- Several times, however, akumatized villains would identify themselves as heroes, such as Dark Owl. Some villains call themselves heroes as a ruse, such as Volpina.
- A recurring element is people being akumatized into supervillain versions of heroes, such as Copycat, Antibug, Volpina, Queen Wasp, Rena Rage, Shell Shock and Cat Blanc.
- Thomas Astruc noted that Marinette would be a hard person to akumatize as she is an optimistic person.
- He also noted that Adrien has not yet been akumatized because he is so used to disappointment.
- In "Riposte", "Gigantitan", "Zombizou" and "Heroes' Day", the akuma is seen by Marinette and/or Adrien before the victim is akumatized.
- Marinette was very close to getting akumatized in "Chameleon" and "Zombizou" but her emotions became positive and the akuma flew away.
- Many previous akumatized villains are re-akumatized during the "Heroes' Day" special in Season 2.
- As shown in "Sapotis" and "Oblivio", two people can be akumatized from a single akuma and/or object.
- Most of the akumatized villains' powers are based on their hobbies or interests. For example, Nathaniel's hobby is drawing whilst Evillustrator's power is making his drawings come to life.
- During the Heroes’ Day special, the akumas instantly transform civilians without Hawk Moth directly talking to them like the normal purple akumas do.