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"Desperada" is an episode of Season 3 of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.[1] Its world premiere was on September 5, 2019 (at 16:00 UTC+1) in the UK and Ireland on Disney Channel.[2]


Jagged Stone's guitarist Vivica gets akumatized into Desperada. Armed with her evil guitar, she wants to punish Jagged Stone for firing her.[3]


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  • This is the fourth episode which involves a music-related villain, the first three being "Guitar Villain", "Captain Hardrock", and "Frightningale".
  • Luka receives the Snake Miraculous for the first time in this episode and his alter-ego Viperion officially debuts.
    • Viperion is the fourth superhero whose identity is known by Cat Noir, following Queen Bee, Ryuko, and Bunnyx.
    • Viperion's transformation is the longest sequence out of all the other heroes, being around 25 seconds compared to the usual 15.
  • This episode is before the events of "Party Crasher".
  • Luka is actually selected to wield the Snake Miraculous by Adrien, even though Ladybug is the one to physically hand it to him.
    • This makes Luka the first Miraculous wielder that is not selected by either Master Fu or Ladybug.
    • Furthermore, Adrien picks Luka to wield the Snake Miraculous while in his civilian form.
    • Ladybug is then presumably unaware that Cat Noir knows Viperion's secret identity.  
  • This is the second time Adrien gets a different Miraculous other than the Cat Miraculous. The first episode being” Reflekdoll".
    • This time Adrien receives the Snake Miraculous.
  • Adrien becomes the first person to have wielded three different Miraculous, having now used the Cat, the Ladybug, and the Snake.
  • This is the first episode where Cat Noir's transformation is shown twice in full (partially in Simon Says).
    • Adding Adrien's transformation to Aspik, this is the first time that the same person is shown transforming into a Miraculous superhero three times in one episode.
    • Coincidentally, this is also one of very few episodes where Ladybug's transformation is never shown.
  • This is the fifth episode that does not show the person akumatized following “Sandboy”, “Christmaster”, "Oblivio", and “Timetagger".
  • The transformation phrase for the Snake Miraculous is shown to be "Sass, Scales Slither!" whereas the detransformation phrase for the Snake Miraculous is shown to be: “Sass, Scales Rest!”
  • It is revealed that Luka has played the guitar since he was a baby.
  • In one of Adrien's Second Chances, he tells Ladybug that he is actually Cat Noir and that he loves her.
    • This is the second time Ladybug gets to know that Adrien and Cat Noir are the same person, following "Oblivio".
  • This is the third time Marinette/Ladybug kisses Adrien on the cheek. The other two times were "Mayura" and "Oblivio".
    • But in “Oblivio”, they do not remember the kiss.
  • Kagami mistakenly calls Luka Marinette's boyfriend.
  • It is revealed that Anarka and Jagged Stone used to work together.
    • Jagged also calls Anarka "Anarky", which may be based on the word "anarchy" meaning a state of disorder due to absence of authority.
  • This is the first time we see Sass outside the Miracle Box.
  • Desperada calls herself Vivica once.
  • When Plagg says that Adrien can't be two superheroes at the same time, it is very similar to what he said to him in "Gorizilla", when Adrien used Wayhem as a decoy.
    • This time, however, Plagg was actually right.
  • Adrien giving Ladybug a rose as Aspik is similiar to what he did as Cat Noir in "Glaciator" and in "Weredad" to her alter ego Marinette.
  • This is first time Marinette's visual process is used as Ladybug but without a Lucky Charm.
  • It seems the Miraculous Ladybug (superpower) can repair damage done by users of the Ladybug Miraculous.


  • When Adrien calls back Sass and catches him in his hands, he doesn't have the Snake Miraculous on his wrist.
  • The end pose in Viperion's transformation features Luka with blue hair. Right after his transformation, his hair is dyed teal.
  • Before, there wasn’t a table inside the boat. All of sudden when Marinette and Alya were talking, a bright blue table appeared behind them.
  • When Ladybug gives the Snake Miraculous to Adrien and Luka, she said that the Miraculous grants the power of second chance. According to Thomas Astruc, that is a dialogue error.[4][5]


Desperada - Ending Card
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  1. 1.0 1.1 RTS Deux released a list of all the information of the Season 3 episodes on their website which can also be found [,%20saison%203%20éps.%20301%20à%20313 here] and here. The individual image of the list can also be found here. Feri González also corroborated the authenticity of the list here.
  2. 2.0 2.1

ve Episodes
Season 1
The BubblerMr. PigeonStormy WeatherTimebreakerCopycatThe PharaohLady WifiThe EvillustratorRogercopDark CupidHorrificatorDarkbladeThe MimePrincess FragranceLadybug & Cat NoirStoneheartAnimanSimon SaysPixelatorGuitar VillainKung FoodGamerReflektaThe PuppeteerAntibugVolpina
Season 2
Santa ClawsThe CollectorPrime QueenDespair BearRiposteBefanaRobostusThe Dark OwlGigantitanGlaciatorSapotisGorizillaCaptain HardrockFrightningaleSyrenZombizouFrozerStyle QueenTroublemakerQueen WaspReverserAnansiMalediktatorSandboyCatalystMayura
Season 3
ChameleonAnimaestroBakerixBackwarderGamer 2.0WeredadSilencerOni-ChanMiraculerOblivioParty CrasherChristmasterThe Puppeteer 2
Future episodes
Stormy Weather 2TimetaggerIkari GozenReflekdollDesperadaLadybugStartrainFeastKwamibusterHeart HunterMiracle QueenCat BlancFélix
Season 4
Season 5
The Origins StorySanta ClawsQueen's BattleHeroes' DayBattle of the MiraculousMiraculous New York
Unknown/Cancelled specials

Ladybug in HalloweenThe Chinese Legend

Miraculous Secrets
Marinette in ParisMarinette and FashionLadybug as seen by AdrienLadyblogAdrien's Double Life
Marinette and AlyaMarinette's Double LifeCat Noir as seen by MarinetteMy Birthday PartyMarinette and AdrienMaster FuTikkiPlaggFriendsNinoMaxMylèneRoseAlixSabrinaIvanMarinette as seen by ChloéLila
Future webisodes

Chloé as seen by MarinetteGabrielNathaniel & MarcPapillon et les AkumatisésKagami as seen by AdrienKagami as seen by MarinetteThe Family

Tales from Paris
The NotebookInspirationRepetitionBusy DayHomework Essay
Miraculous Zag Chibi
Rooftop DinnerCatnip FragranceThe ChaseCuriosity Kicked the CatCutest Cat FightFatal PosyScarybug
Future webisode


Other media
The Mini Menace LadybugLadybug PVFirst CGI promotional videosHappy Birthday to You!Ladybug (musical)Miraculous Ladybug OVAMiraculous (live-action film)Miraculous (live-action TV series)Miraculous Ladybug (musical)Miraculous LiveLadybug & Cat Noir AwakeningThe Miraculous Ladybug ShowGagotor

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  • "Desperada" Discussion

    206 messages
    • Chi of Darkness wrote: I understand. But you know, there can always be interesting twist with the formulas used on the show, Queen Bee ...
    • Marz3587 wrote: I know that they can change the status quo and i often enjoy when things like that are done well, but untill they change it...
  • Sass' Second Chance

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    • I rather wonder how far the power of second change ranges. for the user and his direct enviroments it sets back the situation 5 minutes ...
    • Kamion53 wrote:I rather wonder how far the power of second change '''ranges'''. for the user and his dir...
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