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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 her 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, his statement was an error or this episode took place before the other two.

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.

Gallery

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References


ve Episodes
Season 1
101 Stormy Weather102 The Evillustrator103 Lady Wifi104 Princess Fragrance105 Dark Cupid106 Mr. Pigeon107 Pixelator108 Copycat109 The Bubbler110 Simon Says111 Rogercop112 Gamer113 Animan114 Darkblade115 Pharaoh116 Timebreaker117 Horrificator118 The Puppeteer119 The Mime120 Guitar Villain121 Reflekta122 Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)123 Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)124 Antibug125 Kung Food126 Volpina
Season 2
201 The Collector202 Prime Queen203 Glaciator204 Despair Bear205 Troublemaker206 Gigantitan207 Riposte208 Befana209 Frightningale210 Gorizilla211 Robostus212 Sapotis213 The Dark Owl214 Syren215 Zombizou216 Captain Hardrock217 Frozer218 Style Queen (Queen's Battle - Part 1)219 Queen Wasp (Queen's Battle - Part 2)220 Reverser221 Anansi222 Malediktator223 Sandboy224 Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1)225 Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2)226 Santa Claws
Season 3
301 Chameleon302 Animaestro303 Bakerix304 Backwarder305 Reflekdoll306 Weredad307 Silencer308 Oni-Chan309 Miraculer310 Oblivio311 Desperada312 Christmaster313 Startrain314 Kwamibuster315 Feast316 Gamer 2.0317 Stormy Weather 2318 Ikari Gozen319 Timetagger320 Party Crasher321 The Puppeteer 2322 Cat Blanc323 Félix324 Ladybug325 Heart Hunter (The Battle of the Miraculous - Part 1)326 Miracle Queen (The Battle of the Miraculous - Part 2)
Season 4
401 Truth402 Lies403 Gang of Secrets404 Mr. Pigeon 72406 Furious Fu407 Sole Crusher408 Queen Banana410 Mega Leech411 Guiltrip412 Crocoduel413 Optigami414 Sentibubbler416 Hack-San417 Rocketear418 Wishmaker419 Simpleman
Future episodes
405 Psychomedian409 Gabriel Agreste415 Glaciator 2420 Qilin421 Dearest Family422 Ephemeral423 Kuro Neko424 Penalteam425 Risk (The Last Attack of Shadow Moth - Part 1)426 Strike Back (The Last Attack of Shadow Moth - Part 2)
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Season 6
TBA
Season 7
TBA
Specials
2 Part Episodes
The Origins StoryQueen's BattleHeroes' DayThe Battle of the Miraculous
Christmas Specials
Santa ClawsChristmaster
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The Last Attack of Shadow Moth
Miraculous World
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Standalone
Miraculous Football Special
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Movies
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Miraculous Secrets
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