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Christmaster

Season 3, episode 12
(Special) (Production order); Episode 64 (Overall)

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"I know I shouldn't have told you that I was one of Santa's elves, but you were acting like—"

"A baby...I know. Mommy says lying is wrong, so from now on, we'll always tell each other the truth, okay?"

"Okay! As long as you stop trying to act all grown up."

Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Chris Lahiffe, "Chrismaster"

"Christmaster"[4] is a special Christmas themed Season 3 episode of the series, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.[5] As based on the series' production order specifically, "Christmaster" is the 12th written and produced episode of Season 3. It is also the 64th written and produced episode of the series, overall.[1]

Synopsis

Netflix

Marinette babysits Nino's little brother, Chris, who akumatizes into Christmaster and wields a magic snow globe that can make giant toys.[6]

Disney Channel

Ladybug face Nino's little brother, now Chris Master.

Plot

Marinette is taking care of Chris Lahiffe, the brother of her friend, Nino, but he is bored by Marinette's games, considering them to be for babies. He gets curious about the chest in Marinette's room. In order to keep the secret that she keeps presents for Adrien's future birthdays, Marinette says that she's one of Santa's secret elves who keeps presents for Christmas, and only the best-behaved kid in the world can receive a gift before Christmas, leading Chris to want Christmas to come immediately. Nino and Alya come in and pick up Chris.

Marinette starts to make another present for Adrien but falls asleep. When she wakes up, she realizes that it is snowing and that the streets of Paris have been invaded by living toys in search of Santa Claus. Marinette transforms into Ladybug and, finding Santa's broken sled, calls Cat Noir who reveals that he is at the ice rink with Philippe and Santa Claus. After reaching them, Santa explains that he was inexplicably catapulted to Paris, and Cat Noir saved him from the toys bringing him there. At that moment, living toys arrive that require Santa to give a gift to Christmaster, but Santa refuses, stating that he has to wait for Christmas. However, there is an exception for the best-behaved child in the world, the same thing Marinette had told Chris. Since Philippe is the only one able to move on the ice, he entertains the toys (ending up being captured) while the heroes bring Santa to safety.

Cat Noir wears Santa's hat to be followed by living toys, while Ladybug and Santa Claus move away. They find Nino desperately looking for his younger brother, since he disappeared along with some of his toys, confirming to Ladybug that Chris was akumatized, and it was he who caused all that disaster. Ladybug uses Lucky Charm which gives a stationery set, and she writes what she would like; since Ladybug is at the top of the list of the best, she has the right to receive a gift in advance. Santa takes her list and discovers that Ladybug has asked for whatever Chris Lahiffe wants. After warning her that that would be the only gift she will receive this year, Santa grants Ladybug her wish. The gift is taken by a toy that is brought to Christmaster, allowing Ladybug to follow him. Cat Noir has been captured by toys. Hawk Moth orders Christmaster to take his ring, but Ladybug intervenes.

Christmaster animates a toy version of each of the superheroes, which can use their special powers over and over again. Santa Claus intervenes and gets rid of the two toys. Christmaster brings to life the toy he had received, making it huge. With a ploy, Ladybug tells him that if he does not give her his snow globe (containing the akuma) then Cat Noir will destroy the robot with the Cataclysm. Despite Hawk Moth trying to dissuade him, Christmaster reluctantly gives his globe, which is destroyed by Chat Noir, freeing the akuma that is then purified by Ladybug. The two heroes say goodbye to Santa Claus and then Ladybug puts Paris back to normal. Hawk Moth claims that Ladybug deprived him of his Christmas presents; however, his birthday is near, and it will be a day Ladybug will never forget.

Marinette babysits Chris again, and the two promise to always tell each other the truth. When Chris asks again what is in the chest, Marinette starts to explain it to him, but by mentioning his crush on someone, Chris starts to complain because he doesn't like romantic things. Marinette continues talking about her crush, hamming it up for extra effect.

Characters

Major Characters

Minor Characters

Trivia

  • In French, the episode is named "Maître Noël", translating to 'Master Christmas'.
  • Christmaster is the first akumatized victim to voluntarily hand over his akumatized object to Ladybug.
  • This episode marks the fourth time the titular villain gets akumatized by Hawk Moth off-screen, following "Sandboy", "Oblivio", and "Desperada".
    • This episode also marks the 6th time Hawk Moth sends out an akuma off-screen, following "Princess Fragrance", "Antibug", "Sandboy", "Oblivio" and "Desperada".
  • When Cat Noir describes other weird situations he and Ladybug have been in, he references the events of "The Pharaoh" and "Mr. Pigeon".
  • The sword Toy Ladybug summons is similar to the design as seen in "Sandboy".
  • The phrase "All your toys are belong to us" is a reference to an internet meme originating from the 1992 Mega Drive port of the 1989 arcade video game Zero Wing.[7]
  • The whole episode is an homage to Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar's "Panique Au Village", referencing their stop-motion animation skills.[8]
  • In this episode, there is a possible foreshadowing to a calamity happening on Hawk Moth's birthday.
  • As revealed by Thomas Astruc, this episode was meant to be the original Christmas episode but was cancelled due to not being "Christmassy" enough.[9]
    • Since then, the script had been revised with Philippe Candeloro's character, Philippe being added in.[10]
    • Interestingly, the names of Philippe's daughters, Luna, Maya, and Thalia, share their names with Candeloro's real life daughters.[11]
  • When Marinette and Santa Claus mention a witch delivering presents to kids, they are referencing the fictional figure Befana: a witch said to bring presents to kids in Italy on January 5th.
  • Following "Prime Queen", this is the second time Adrien is only seen in his Cat Noir form for a whole episode.
  • Cat Noir states that nothing can resist his Cataclysm, even though in both "Reflekdoll" and "Miraculer", he and the sentimonster were able to resist it to some extent. This suggests that Cat Noir has either lack of knowledge or experience with his cataclysm or his statement was an error.

Errors

  • The title card of the English dubbed version of this episode incorrectly refers to it as "Chris Master".
    • The same mistake happens on the official trailer and the videos of the official channel.
    • When Netflix and Disney+ released the episode, the incorrect title was used as well.
  • When Hawk Moth says that Ladybug and Cat Noir just brought his second christmas gifts, the butterfly-shaped light mask's activation sound can be heard, but the mask itself doesn't appear in Hawk Moth's face until ten seconds after his brief monologue, and oddly enough, when the mask does appear in his face, the activation sound is absent.
  • Cat Noir says “Cataclysm” when he and Ladybug are running from Robotek Ultimate Destructor, but his Cataclysm is not activated until later. As of Oblivio, it is a fact that in order to summon a Miraculous superpower, you must say it’s name aloud.

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References


ve Episodes
Season 1
101 Stormy Weather | 102 The Evillustrator | 103 Lady Wifi | 104 Princess Fragrance | 105 Dark Cupid | 106 Mr. Pigeon | 107 Pixelator | 108 Copycat | 109 The Bubbler | 110 Simon Says | 111 Rogercop | 112 Gamer | 113 Animan | 114 Darkblade | 115 Pharaoh | 116 Timebreaker | 117 Horrificator | 118 The Puppeteer | 119 The Mime | 120 Guitar Villain | 121 Reflekta | 122 Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1) | 123 Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2) | 124 Antibug | 125 Kung Food | 126 Volpina
Season 2
201 The Collector | 202 Prime Queen | 203 Glaciator | 204 Despair Bear | 205 Troublemaker | 206 Gigantitan | 207 Riposte | 208 Befana | 209 Frightningale | 210 Gorizilla | 211 Robostus | 212 Sapotis | 213 The Dark Owl | 214 Syren | 215 Zombizou | 216 Captain Hardrock | 217 Frozer | 218 Style Queen (Queen's Battle - Part 1) | 219 Queen Wasp (Queen's Battle - Part 2) | 220 Reverser | 221 Anansi | 222 Malediktator | 223 Sandboy | 224 Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1) | 225 Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2 | 226 Santa Claws
Season 3
301 Chameleon | 302 Animaestro | 303 Bakerix | 304 Backwarder | 305 Reflekdoll | 306 Weredad | 307 Silencer | 308 Oni-Chan | 309 Miraculer | 310 Oblivio | 311 Desperada | 312 Christmaser | 313 Startrain | 314 Kwamibuster | 315 Feast | 316 Gamer 2.0 | 317 Stormy Weather 2 | 318 Ikari Gozen | 319 Timetagger | 320 Party Crasher | 321 The Puppeteer 2 | 322 Cat Blanc | 323 Félix | 324 Ladybug | 325 Heart Hunter (The Battle of the Miraculous - Part 1) | 326 Miracle Queen (The Battle of the Miraculous - Part 2)
Season 4
401 Truth | 402 Lies | 403 Gang of Secrets | 404 Mr. Pigeon 72 | 406 Furious Fu | 407 Sole Crusher | 408 Queen Banana | 410 Mega Leech | 411 Guiltrip | 413 Optigami | 414 Sentibubbler | 417 Rocketear |
Future episodes
405 Psychomedian | 409 Gabriel Agreste | 412 Crocoduel | 418 Wishmaker
Season 5
TBA
Season 6
TBA
Season 7
TBA
Specials
Episodes
The Origins Story | Santa Claws | Queen's Battle | Heroes' Day | Christmaster | Battle of the Miraculous
Future episodes

The Last Attack of Shadow Moth

Miraculous World

Miraculous New York | Miraculous Shanghai | Miraculous London | Miraculous Africa | Miraculous Rio | Miraculous Japan

Standalone

Miraculous Football Special

Unknown/Cancelled specials

Ladybug in Halloween

Miraculous Secrets
Marinette in Paris | Marinette and Fashion | Ladybug as seen by Adrien | Ladyblog | Adrien's Double Life |
Marinette and Alya | Marinette's Double Life | Cat Noir as seen by Marinette | My Birthday Party | Marinette and Adrien | Master Fu | Tikki | Plagg | Friends | Nino | Max | Mylène | Rose | Alix | Sabrina | Ivan | Gabriel | Nathaniel & Marc | Marinette as seen by Chloé | Lila | Hawk Moth and the Akumatized Villains | Family | Kagami as seen by Marinette | Kagami as seen by Adrien | Luka as seen by Marinette | New Powers | New Heroes | Mayura and the Sentimonsters | Chloé as seen by Marinette | Nathalie as seen by Gabriel | Feelings
Tales from Paris
The Notebook | Inspiration | Repetition | Busy Day | Homework Essay
Miraculous Zag Chibi
Rooftop Dinner | Catnip Fragrance | The Chase | Curiosity Kicked the Cat | Cutest Cat Fight | Fatal Posy | Scarybug
Future webisode

NeckRace

Other media
The Mini Menace Ladybug | Miraculous Lady Bug | Ladybug PV | First CGI promotional videos | Happy Birthday to You! | Ladybug (musical) | Miraculous Ladybug OVA | Miraculous (live-action film) | Miraculous (live-action TV series) | Miraculous Ladybug (musical) | Miraculous Live | Ladybug & Cat Noir Awakening | Miraculous: The Ladybug Show | Gagotor | Miraculous Ladybug COVID-19 Special | Miraculous Ladybug COVID-19 Special 2 | Untitled second theatrical film