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Desperada attacked my family and my friends. So if I can help you in any way, I will

Luka Couffaine, "Desperada"

"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.[3]


Jagged Stone's guitarist Vivica gets akumatized into Desperada. Armed with her evil guitar, she wants to punish Jagged Stone for firing her.[4]


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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 16.
  • This episode is before the events of "Party Crasher".
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Adrien giving Ladybug a rose as Aspik is similiar to what he did as Cat Noir in "Glaciator" and Marinette in "Weredad".
  • Desparada is similar to villains like season 1 "Pixelator" and season 3 "Party Crasher", in which civilians and heroes were inprisoned by the villain's prison collection. In this case, Desparada's musical instrument. In Pixelator, it's in the picture frames and Party Crasher's magical disco globe.


  • 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.
  • Cat Noir said "Cataclysm" twice when destroying the sewer. One time he activated it, the second time he said it was when he touched the wall.[5][6]


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.
  3. 3.0 3.1

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 ChloéLilaHawk Moth and the Akumatized VillainsFamilyKagami as seen by MarinetteKagami as seen by AdrienLuka as seen by MarinetteNew PowersNew HeroesMayura and the SentimonstersChloé as seen by MarinetteNathalie as seen by Gabriel
Future webisodes

GabrielNathaniel & MarcLes Sentiments

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 AwakeningMiraculous, Ladybug's ShowGagotor

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