The French Miraculous superhero team is a superhero team of Miraculous holders in Paris, France. Their current purpose is to defeat Hawk Moth's akumatized villains, prevent him from taking the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous, and (possibly) recovering the lost Miraculouses.
In "Ladybug & Cat Noir", when Master Wang Fu and Wayzz figured out that the Butterfly Miraculous was being used for evil, he decided that he would need help in stopping its user. To find suitable users, he went into the streets and tested people by pretending to be feeble and needing help. Marinette pulled him across the street and out of the way of a rushing vehicle, while Adrien handed him his cane and helped him stand up from the ground, despite the sacrifices both teenagers made to assist him. Afterwards, Wang sneaked the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous in tiny chests into their respective rooms.
Adrien and Marinette opened the chests, unleashing the Miraculouses' kwamis. Tikki and Plagg explained their powers, Hawk Moth's akumatization, and the need to save Paris to Marinette and Adrien respectively. Adrien eagerly accepted the responsibility to become Cat Noir, while Marinette reluctantly transformed into Ladybug. The heroes met up while testing their new abilities, and both figured out how to stop Stoneheart, not without some mistakes and complications along the way. Ladybug gained confidence in herself, while Cat Noir became smitten with her. However, Ladybug forgot to purify the akuma, leading it to multiply and transform many people into frozen copies of Stoneheart. Crestfallen, Marinette decided she wasn't meant to be a superhero, taking off the Ladybug earrings.
Marinette attempted to give the Ladybug Miraculous to Alya at school by sneaking it into her bag in "Stoneheart", but she didn't discover it before rushing off to see the re-akumatized Stoneheart. Trying to get Alya's bag to her, Marinette witnessed Cat Noir being overtaken by the Stoneheart copies and Alya being pinned to a building by a thrown car. Desperate to save them, Marinette put the Ladybug Miraculous on again and transformed into Ladybug. She saved both Alya and Cat Noir, and she took responsibility for failing to stop Stoneheart when she was called out by Roger Raincomprix. Cat Noir cheered her up by reminding her that she had saved lives, but before more could be accomplished, an image of Hawk Moth appeared, comprised of akumas. Hawk Moth demanded Ladybug and Cat Noir to give up, but Ladybug argued back about his villainous deeds and the heroes' intention to stop him. With Cat Noir's help, Ladybug purified all of the akumas, saved Ivan and Mylène, and returned Paris back to normal with Miraculous Ladybug. Ladybug and Cat Noir split ways, with the latter admitting he can't wait to see her again soon.After their origins, the duo continued to fight any civilians that Hawk Moth akumatizes into villains by exploiting the negative emotions caused by specific individuals such as Chloé and even themselves accidentally, along with doing heroic acts outside of fighting like protecting the mayor's daughter. While Cat Noir developed romantic feelings for Ladybug, she only saw him as a friend and a partner, due to her having a crush in her civilian life. Some notable events include the temporary death of Cat Noir in "Timebreaker", Marinette almost having conflicts with Cat Noir and finding out about past Ladybug Miraculous holders in "The Pharaoh" indirectly with Alya's help, and meeting Wang Fu as a healer for Tikki without finding out his role with the Miraculouses in "Princess Fragrance". During "Lady Wifi" and "Simon Says" there had been heavy suspicions about their secret identities along with almost losing their Miraculouses, but the team managed to conquer these events.
Things began to change for the team in "Volpina" when Adrien unknowingly found the Miraculous spellbook in a safe in his father's atelier with Plagg's help. He took the book from the safe, and the book eventually was eventually stolen by Marinette and Tikki for the latter's concern. Taking the book to Wang Fu's massage shop, Marinette officially met Master Wang Fu, the last guardian of the Miraculouses.The Collector", Marinette and Fu concluded that whoever was in possession of the book had to be Hawk Moth as it was stolen along with the Butterfly and Peacock Miraculouses during the destruction of the temple of the Order of the Guardians.
After wondering if it was Adrien, Marinette suspected Gabriel was the true culprit as he's an eccentric artist who never leaves his home and after learning that he owned the book. However, Gabriel threw them off by akumatizing himself, which the heroes and Wang didn't know was possible. Once she and Cat Noir defeated Gabriel's akumatized form, Marinette returned to book to Gabriel after Wang took pictures of it with his phone in order to rescind Adrien from his grounding. Like the rest of the previous holders, Marinette received a kwagatama from Tikki on her birthday in "Befana", symbolizing their friendship. Sometime afterwards, as mentioned in "Sapotis", Wang Fu teaches Marinette about the other Miraculouses and everything he learned from the spellbook.
In "Robostus", Ladybug and Cat Noir heard Robostus declare that he wanted their Miraculouses to grant his wish of being human, and they later realized that the ability to make a wish is also what Hawk Moth wants. Later, Marinette asked Wang Fu about it, who explained that the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous together (along with a using a special invocation) can grant a person's wish and alter reality. However, in order to keep the universe in balance, there is a price to pay for each wish; for example, if Robostus had wished to be human, someone else would've lost their humanity in turn. With the new knowledge, Marinette determinedly vowed to keep her Miraculous and Cat Noir's Miraculous from ending up in anyone's hands, including Hawk Moth's.
During "The Dark Owl", both heroes continued their duties outside of combat, such as helping the hero fan, Mr. Damocles from falling from a tree. However, in an attempt to make his dream come true Mr. Damocles was eventually akumatized into Dark Owl after he got humiliated. As Dark Owl, he trapped Ladybug and Cat Noir in order to force them to hand over their Miraculouses. Ladybug tricked him by apparently giving their jewels, and as part of this plan, Ladybug and Cat Noir de-transformed while keeping their eyes closed. Tikki and Plagg discovered each other's partner's secret identity, but they kept quiet on their new knowledge.
Sometime later, during "Glaciator", both Marinette and Cat Noir both admit to each other that they have relationship problems. When the two heroes meet again, this time with Marinette as Ladybug, Cat Noir treated her coldly but later forgave her afterwards. Once the mission was over, Ladybug said that she was in love with someone else but she considered him a close friend and a partner. As for Marinette, she discovers that the hero's feelings for her alter ego is very real and yet they remain hopeful of each other's love.
When Ladybug and Cat Noir faced Sapotis, duplicating akumatized villains which caused chaos throughout Paris and were too many for the two heroes to defeat alone, Ladybug gets the idea from her Lucky Charm object, a teapot, to seek Wang Fu for help. When Wang realizes that she and Cat Noir need the help of another Miraculous holder to succeed, albeit reluctant about any Miraculouses being taken out in fear of a Miraculous falling into the wrong hands. He gave Marinette permission to choose a Miraculous, giving it to a trustworthy person, and have the person return it to her after the villain's defeat. After careful consideration, Marinette takes the Fox Miraculous, and as Ladybug, gives it to Alya while making her promise to hand it back to her afterwards. Alya transforms into Rena Rouge, and with her assistance and quick-thinking despite being new at the job, the heroes stopped Sapotis. Although she is initially reluctant to give up the the Fox Miraculous, Alya returns it to Ladybug. Marinette returns the Miraculous to Wang, who congratulates her for making a wise choice. Meanwhile, Hawk Moth figures out that a guardian has to be in Paris like he predicted because of the Fox Miraculous' appearance.
Unbeknownst to Adrien, by studying Cat Noir's picture, Gabriel believes that his son is Cat Noir in "Gorizilla" and even akumatizes Adrien's bodyguard to investigate. By having Wayhem, a fan, act as his double, Adrien was able to fool him and keep his identity safe.
In "Frightningale" and "Troublemaker", Marinette faced a similar problem when she accepted Clara's offer to play to her alter ego in Clara's video almost revealing herself until Chloé cancelled the shoot and when Troublemaker took one of Ladybug's earrings almost revealing herself to Cat Noir until she retrieved her earring.
During the events of "Syren", Cat Noir and Ladybug were able to use the other transformation abilities of their kwamis through the Miraculous spellbook to access Aqua Mode for the first time. Cat Noir also struggled with Ladybug who was hiding secrets from him, but after Adrien and Wang Fu officially meet he thanks her for keeping her promise. Gabriel also became more determined to find the guardian.
In "Anansi", as Ladybug and Cat Noir fought against Anansi, a spider supervillain who kidnapped Alya. But found out that she was too strong for them to handle alone with help from Ladybug's Lucky Charm object, which is a candle. She sought out Master Fu for help while Nino held off Anansi. Arriving at his shop, Marinette explained the situation as before he allowed her Marinette to pick a Miraculous along with a trusted ally. Knowing they needed the help of a protective one, she chose Master Wang's Turtle Miraculous and knew of the right person to give it to. As Ladybug, she gave it to Nino under the condition that it must be returned after Anansi's defeat. After Nino transforms into Carapace, with his Shell-ter power the trio was able to save Alya and defeat Anansi. After the mission, Nino returned the Turtle Miraculous to Ladybug and she returned it to Master Wang. However, Hawk Moth notices that the heroes are increasing in allies but has something more sinister planned for them.
In "Sandboy", The kwamis in the Miracle Box attempt to contact Nooroo on his birthday, but instead contact Hawk Moth, so now he knows the existence of the other kwamis and seeks to enslave them all. More information about the kwamis is revealed. For example, the active kwamis bring gifts of all kinds from their owner's home to share with the inactive kwamis, and that all kwamis are put under a magic spell that prevent them from saying their wielder's real names to other kwamis.
During Fashion Week in "Style Queen", Chloé's mom Audrey Bourgeois makes an appearance for the show meanwhile Gabriel Agreste is below his mansion talking to someone which is revealed to be his wife who has an unspecified condition, and is the reason he wants the Miraculouses in the first place. As the show started, Audrey was akumatized into Style Queen, Hawk Moth's masterpiece. To make matters worse, Adrien becomes the villainess' first victim, leaving Ladybug to fight on her own. When she tells Master Fu what happened, Marinette is greeted by Plagg, who has already told him.
Plagg offered to help her, but he said it was out of the question and allowed Marinette to pick a Miraculous, along with a trusted ally. Returning to the Eiffel Tower, Ladybug finds Alya and offers her the Bee Miraculous, but was attacked before she could use it. She was on her own and cornered until Plagg arrived and saved her with Cataclysm, (which reveals that kwamis can use their owner's abilities) leading to Style Queen's defeat and Hawk Moth losing hope. Meanwhile back at the fashion show, Tikki reminded Marinette of the Bee Miraculous and realized it's missing, but unbeknownst to her it was found by Chloé who opens it and is greeted by Pollen.
During the events of "Queen Wasp", Gabriel loses hope to the point where he relinquishes Nooroo and appears at the fashion show to embrace his son. As the show closed he and Adrien commended Marinette for derby hat design which impressed Audrey that she gave her the opportunity to come to New York. But Chloé was so angry and desperate to prove herself to her mother she unveils the Bee Miraculous and transforms into Queen Bee in front of everyone. Continuing to do so Chloé creates a fake emergency by using her powers to cause a speeding train. After being saved by the duo Ladybug demanded that she return the jewel but things get worse when Hawk Moth is renewed with hope and akumatizes her. The duo was able to deakumatize Chloé, now calm, they told her that the Bee Miraculous must be returned but she begged them for another chance. That's when they explained that everyone makes mistakes and it's important to fix them with that in mind Chloé returned the jewel and apologized to her idols. Meanwhile Marinette turns down Audrey's offer deciding to stay with her friends and family and helps Chloé make things up with her mother.
In "Malediktator", after everyone tells Chloé off about not being a hero she gets so angry and leaves for New York. But when André becomes akumatized into Malediktator a commanding supervillain, Chloé begins to realize her mistake and to make matters worse Cat Noir falls under the villain's control. Knowing she needed help Ladybug sought out Master Fu and chose the Bee Miraculous again this time knowing how to use it. After finding Chloé the heroine helped her come clean with her mistake and encouraged her to fix it now accepting full responsibility Chloé was given the Bee Miraculous. As Queen Bee, Chloé followed Ladybug's lead with her Venom power and Cat Noir's help they were able to stop Malediktator and save the city. This time not disobeying her idols, Chloé returned the Bee Miraculous willingly earning her teammate's recognition.
Ladybug and Cat Noir continued their duties outside of combat in "Frozer". However, they began to question their relationship, thinking they can only be just friends and nothing more, and seek help from Luka and Kagami. When dealing with Frozer in their new Ice Mode, the two went their separate ways but realized they work best as a team bringing their ideas together.
On Heroes' Day in "Catalyst", Hawk Moth commences his biggest plan yet through the help of Volpina he makes everyone vulnerable to akumatization and by turning Nathalie into Catalyst to amplify his powers Hawk Moth becomes Scarlet Moth. Using his increased powers, he reakumatized almost all the villains the heroes had ever faced, creating an army. Meanwhile Cat Noir and Ladybug summoned their allies to fight him.
In the second part of the season finale, despite Rena Rouge's, Carapace's, and Queen Bee's best efforts, they were akumatized into scarlet versions of themselves and turned against Ladybug and Cat Noir. But with help from the people of Paris, the duo was able to hold them off and square off against Scarlet Moth. By destroying his cane, they were able to deakumatize everyone, including their allies. Backing their archenemy into a corner, they were about to take his Miraculous until a new Miraculous wielder named Mayura entered the scene, leading to Hawk Moth escaping and the heroes suspecting he has the Peacock Miraculous wielder by his side. Nonetheless, the team rebels in their victory but knows the fight isn't over.
The duo continues their fight against Hawk Moth, however Lila makes her return and tries to win Adrien's affections as well at war with Marinette. In "Weredad", when Marinette believes that Cat Noir was going to discover her identity as Ladybug. She tells the hero she loves him however, during a brunch date he tells Marinette that he has feelings for Ladybug. With that Marinette was very happy but her convincing act lead to her father Tom's akumatization after a sky high battle, Cat Noir explains that he thought Marinette was one of his fans. When she accepts the hero's feelings for Ladybug they continue being friends.
And yet, little by little Gabriel gains more clues to finding the guardian in "Backwarder" when he akumatizes Master Fu's friend Marianne Lenoir. He learns that the guardian has been hiding under a false name, though he doesn’t know what it is.
With their memories restored and upon seeing the picture Marinette becomes shocked that she kissed Cat Noir while Adrien remains hopeful of his love with Ladybug and yet Hawk Moth has also discovered about their love for each other.
During "Silencer", Marinette discovers that Luka has developed feelings for her. And like him Kagami has developed feelings for Adrien in "Oni-Chan". After that Adrien warned Lila that they would no longer be friends if she harms his loved ones. But unknown to Ladybug and Cat Noir, that while seeing Lila's actions Hawk Moth as Gabriel struck an alliance seeing her as an good ally.
Rena Rouge, Carapace, and Queen Bee continue to help Ladybug and Cat Noir fight against Hawk Moth and Mayura in "Miraculer". Aware that their enemies know Chloé’s identity Ladybug has been hesitant on giving the Bee Miraculous to her out of fear of her and her loved ones being in danger. However, Hawk Moth and Mayura know this and use this to their advantage, using Lila Rossi's manipulation. After Miraculer's defeat, Ladybug finally explains to Chloé as to why she's been inactive recently. Chloé, albeit slowly, comes to an understanding and returns the jewel, but remains hopeful they'll call on her again. However, she stops worshiping Ladybug and views her as any other person. Hawk Moth also remains hopeful that they would get Chloé on their side someday.
During Adrien's trip to the Musée Grévin wax museum with his friends in "The Puppeteer 2", he received a mixed up message from Nino; thinking that Marinette hated him. Meanwhile Marinette had trouble keeping her cool when Alya left her alone, not wanting to lose her friendship Adrien tried to find a way to make her more comfortable but he froze. When he heard her say all those things about him, Adrien unfroze but upset Marinette and apologized. Then asked if she was for real about what she said but retorted saying she wasn't. Afterwards, having a moment alone they apologized for what happened and continued to be friends but Marinette was downhearted when Adrien admits that he had a crush on another girl but was encouraged by Tikki not to give up on him.
During "Timetagger", it's revealed that in the future Ladybug and Cat Noir are still fighting akumatized villains who are now controlled by a new Butterfly Miraculous holder. It's also revealed they had assemble a superhero team that includes a future Alix Kubdel who holds the Rabbit Miraculous, using it to turn into Bunnyx.
During the fight against the titular villain in "Ikari Gozen", Ladybug temporarily lends the Dragon Miraculous to Kagami Tsurugi when she is taken prisoner by her akumatized mother. With it, Kagami becomes Ryuko and uses her power over certain elements to help Ladybug and Cat Noir defeat Ikari Gozen. However, because Hawk Moth got to know her civilian identity when she was freed, Ladybug, after having the Dragon Miraculous returned from Kagami, tells her she won't be able to give her back the Miraculous because of the risk of putting her love ones in danger. As Marinette and Kagami spend Friendship Day together, she starts to see another side to her due to her mother's strict upbringing Kagami doesn't have any friends but has a strong desire to make them. Despite losing the contest the two have a better understanding of each other.
"Reflekdoll" and the remaining episodes held many surprises for the heroes starting that they not only had to fight against Hawk Moth's akumatized villain Reflekta, but also a sentimonster created by his ally Mayura. However, that wasn't their only problem due to the destruction caused by Reflekdoll it led to the duo jewels becoming swapped. Despite walking a mile in each other's shoes as Lady Noir and Mister Bug they defeated them (unknown that Peacock Miraculous was damaged). Thanks to the experience Ladybug and Cat Noir have a better understanding of each other.
In "Desperada", two heroes come to the rescue for the price of one seeing the titular villain as a formidable opponent the Snake Miraculous' power of Second Chance was needed. However, due to Marinette having a "troubled heart", as Ladybug she picked Adrien to wield the jewel and due to him wanting to impress his crush as Aspik, it led to the heroine being captured several times over until he couldn't bare it anymore. Relinquishing the Snake Miraculous, Adrien informed her of what's been happening for the past few months. When Ladybug had no idea who else could use the Snake Miraculous that's when Adrien recommended Luka, with him becoming the cool, calm and focused Viperion. By observing Desperada and using the power of Second Chance to save his allies, the duo followed his lead in defeating her. Even though, Adrien didn't make a good impression as Aspik he decided to stick with what he's good at being Ladybug's partner as Cat Noir. As for Marinette, one day she'd have to choose between which boy she truly loved.
In "Startrain", due to battling constant villains by Hawk Moth, Adrien and Marinette were exhausted and ready for a vacation (but took the Horse Miraculous in tow in case trouble came.) And trouble it did, Max's Mother was akumatized into Startrain taking everyone on board the train to space. But knowing they'd need extra help Ladybug gave the Horse Miraculous to Max who became their new ally Pegasus and with his powers of teleportation the trio were able to take the train back down to earth.
By the time of "Party Crasher", even Ladybug and Cat Noir's team of five wasn't enough to stop the titular villain and they were all captured. Until Kim is chosen by Master Fu to become the holder of the Monkey Miraculous, known as King Monkey and rescued his teammates.
"Ladybug" turns into one of critical points for the team, through Lila's deception and lies, Marinette ends up getting expelled from school as well as almost akumatized into giving Hawk Moth her earrings (but was unknowingly saved by Nathalie). However, knowing that Lila was behind this Adrien told her of his earlier warning and convinced her to tell another lie that would prove Marinette's innocence letting her be reinstated in school. Meanwhile, Cat Noir and Ladybug begin to learn more about the Peacock Miraculous understanding that sentimonsters are more than just simply creatures. But that they also have their own will and feelings especially the elaborate ones like the heroine's sentimonster doppelganger. As well as how cruel the powers of the jewels can be when used for evil fearing that Mayura's power is more dangerous than Hawk Moth's. And yet, the continued use of the damaged Peacock Miraculous causes Nathalie to get sick ending her time as Mayura for now.
Plagg's obsession with cheese causes one of the biggest problems for the duo yet in "Kwamibuster". He and Tikki are spotted by Ms. Mendeleiev who wishes to prove their existence but it leads to her akumatization as the titular villain. As well as to Ladybug and Cat Noir believing that they may know each other in civilian form. During the confrontation the heroes lose their kwamis, in order to save Tikki, Marinette pulls off her greatest feat yet by becoming Multimouse with Mouse Miraculous and fusing the powers of the other Miraculouses. She was able to save her Kwami and the heroes were able protect their identities. However, upon seeing the power of the kwamis Hawk Moth's lust and desire for power continues grow.
In "Feast", Master Fu's mistake is fully revealed when he comes across a sentimonster he created long ago that he thought was gone. When he was very young he had no interest in being a guardian and was angry that he'd have to give up his normal life. During one of his training sessions Wang grew hungry and used the Peacock Miraculous to create a companion to get him food. But the creature Wang created wasn't only fueled by his hunger but also his anger at the Miraculous which resulted in him losing control of the creature and it destroying the temple, swallowing the guardians and the remaining Miraculouses. So he tried to escape his creation in doing so, Wang lost the Peacock and Butterfly Miraculouses and Miraculous spellbook.
Knowing that Hawk Moth and his partner Mayura would bring his creation back to life and hunt him or anyone with a Miraculous down. Refusing to let Marinette and Adrien suffer the same fate he took their jewels and tried to leave Paris and yet seeing his disciples stand up to the creature even without their powers. They showed Wang why he chose them, seeing their bravery he followed their example and stood up to his creation at the cost of revealing his identity to Hawk Moth. Knowing what needed to be done he returned the heroes jewels and by diving into the belly of the beast they destroyed the creature. With Feast destroyed, the Order of the Guardians was restored with Wang being eternally grateful towards Ladybug and Cat Noir freeing him from his burden of the past.After seeing her actions, Wang calls Marinette a full fledged Ladybug and begins her training to become the new guardian. With his shop no longer safe, Wang decided to keep a low profile but refused to leave Paris until Hawk Moth was stopped. Assuring Marinette and Adrien that he'd always be there for them when they need him. However, now that Gabriel knew the identity of the Guardian, he started to find a way to put it to use.
At an unknown time after the events of "The Collector", in the second issue, Wang Fu explained the origins of the kwamis and the Miraculouses to Marinette. Later that day, she and Cat Noir were summoned to New York City through a portal by Doorman. As detailed in the third issue, various superheroes requested their help in fighting a huge threat, the Trash Krakken. While reluctant with their leader Victory's plan, which involved catastrophic destruction followed by the Miraculous Ladybug fixing all of the damage, Ladybug and Cat Noir agreed to help. However, theorizing that a stuffed animal called Mr. Squid could be related to the monster, Ladybug decided to directly face the monster against orders, Cat Noir loyally following her. Knightowl, Sparrow, and Majestia, with persuasion, were willing to temporarily try the plan to snatch Mr. Squid from the Trash Krakken's body in the fourth issue. While Sparrow was caught in the Trash Krakken's body, Ladybug, Cat Noir, and Knightowl successfully took the toy. The Trash Krakken reverted back into a human man, and the toy was purified with Ladybug's yo-yo. With New York City saved, the duo and the other superheroes confirmed their alliance, and the duo returned to Paris through another portal.
Whenever they realize there are villain attacks happening, Marinette and Adrien transform with their kwamis and Miraculouses into their superhero personas. Both have enhanced physical abilities, such as strength, durability, and agility. While both are skilled fighters in their own rights, they have their unique knowledge and skills: Ladybug is very clever and quick at thinking up plans, able to figure out how to use her Lucky Charm object to benefit her situation. For his part, Cat Noir is skilled in fencing and understanding various languages, along with having calm observations and reactions in serious situations. Ladybug is the only hero able to purify akumas, but outside of occasions where Ladybug or Cat Noir have to battle villains on their own, they usually work best as a team by utilizing their strengths together.
After Wang Fu translates some of the spellbook, Ladybug and Cat Noir gain new superpowers related to particular situations, like ice-skating and underwater modes in dealing with particular villains.
For times where they need more support and assistance for defeating a villain, they have part-time superhero team members. One of them is Rena Rouge, who proved to have remarkable resourcefulness and cunning thinking. Then there is Carapace, who proved to have considerably combat skills and exceptional bravery. Another one is Queen Bee, who isn't impressed by people in power and, despite her obnoxious personality, has proven that she can be a very good teammate. Viperion who gives his teammates another chance, Pegasus who is fast and King Monkey who is a quick learner and brave.
The two main members of the team, Ladybug and Cat Noir, aka Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste, decided from the outset, by mutual agreement, to keep their respective civilian identities secret, even from each other.
Even the temporary Miraculous heroes they call for help try to respect this rule, with only Ladybug and (usually) Cat Noir as the only heroes in the team who know their secret identities.
However, there have been a few exceptions:
- Since "Queen Wasp", Queen Bee, aka Chloé Bourgeois, is the only hero whose civilian identity is in the public domain, having transformed in front of the cameras to show everyone (but specifically her mother) her value. Despite the recklessness of her actions, Ladybug, who was in a desperate moment and despite understandable doubts, chose to give her a second chance, and since then Queen Bee has helped the team for some important missions, only to be suspended by Ladybug due to her public civilian identity.
- In "Catalyst", Rena Rouge and Carapace, aka Alya Césaire and Nino Lahiffe, get to know each other's secret identities. While at first Alya had suspicions about Nino, the latter had no suspicion about the former, but in the Heroes' Day, Ladybug, who was in an emergency situation and didn't have a good justification in mind to separate the couple, was forced to ask both temporary heroes on the spot for help, revealing to each other the other's secret identity. Since then, she has made the two heroes swear to not reveal each other's civilian identities to anyone.
- In "Desperada", after a failed attempt to woo Ladybug with the Snake Miraculous, Adrien suggests that Luka Couffaine wields it. Since nobody besides Wang was aware that Cat Noir and Adrien are the same person, from Ladybug's and Luka's points of view, Adrien is just another temporary Miraculous holder, but who is aware that Luka is the new holder of the Snake Miraculous.
- In "Startrain", when Ladybug chose to give the Horse Miraculous to Max Kanté, besides her and Cat Noir, even Markov, Max's robot, was present at that time; it is very likely that Markov will keep the secret to protect Max.
- In "Ikari Gozen", Hawk Moth learns that Kagami Tsurugi is Ryuko after she is able to free herself from her akumatized mother's prison. Because of that, Ladybug tells her she may not give her back the Miraculous as it may put Kagami's loved ones in danger. Despite that, in "Heart Hunter", Ladybug asked again for her help, to secretly prevent her from dating Adrien at that time.
- In "Kwamibuster", when Plagg's gluttony nearly gets Ladybug's secret identity exposed to Cat Noir, Marinette takes up the Mouse Miraculous as Multimouse to defeat Kwamibuster. Afterwards, she deliberately outs herself as Multimouse to Cat Noir and uses the Fox Miraculous to trick him into thinking she and Ladybug are two separate individuals.
Ladybug, who is usually the one who recruits new heroes, knows all their civilian identities, as well as Master Wang Fu. Instead, while Cat Noir unquestionably knows the civilian identities of Queen Bee, Bunnyx, Ryuko, Viperion and Pegasus, and even though several important pieces of information have been revealed to him after having officially met Master Fu, it's still ambiguous if he knows the secret identities of Rena Rouge, Carapace and King Monkey, since Ladybug often sends him to re-recruit Queen Bee, who does not have a secret identity.
In order to save the other Miraculouses, and prevent Hawk Moth from extracting valuable information from him, Master Fu definitively renounced his position as Guardian and Miraculous holder, and officially made Ladybug the new Guardian, at the expense, however, of his own memories of everything concerning the Miraculouses, including the secret identities of the heroes.Later, because of Chloé's despicable actions, Ladybug seized the Bee Miraculous from her and definitively ousted her from the team.
- Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug — A teenage girl chosen by Master Wang Fu and given the Ladybug Miraculous. She can purify akumas in order to defeat akumatized villains, along with the superpower Lucky Charm to summon a useful object and Miraculous Ladybug to repair all the damages caused by the villains. Though initially didn't want to be a superhero for fear of not being good enough, Marinette builds confidence and becomes determined to save Paris (and the Universe) from villainy. She is the leader of the team and Cat Noir's partner.As of "Miracle Queen", Marinette becomes the new Guardian of the Miraculouses.
- Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir — A teenage boy chosen by Master Wang Fu and given the Cat Miraculous. He can destroy anything he touches using Cataclysm, along with having enhanced senses proper of a feline. While having doubts about his role on the job compared to Ladybug, Adrien genuinely loves saving others and having adventures, along with being dedicated to helping his partner as much as he can. He is the second-in-command of the team and Ladybug's partner.
- Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge — A teenage girl who tends to help and admire the heroes, whom Ladybug temporarily lent the Fox Miraculous to help her and Cat Noir defeat Sapotis. With her superpower, Mirage, she has the power to create a hyper-realistic illusion of anything she can think of. Alya is a recurring member of the team afterwards.
- Nino Lahiffe/Carapace — A teenage boy gifted with the Turtle Miraculous to aid Ladybug in defeating Anansi when Cat Noir becomes captured. His superpower is called Shell-ter; a defensive power that allows him to create a protective barrier. Nino is a recurring member of the team afterwards.
- Chloé Bourgeois/Queen Bee — A teenage girl who acquires the Bee Miraculous by accident when Ladybug loses it during the battle with Style Queen. She can paralyze people by stinging them with her stinger, the ability of her superpower, Venom. Chloé is a recurring member of the team afterwards. She is currently suspended due to the danger of endangering herself and her loved ones since Hawk Moth and Mayura know her identity.As of "Miracle Queen", because of her betrayal of Ladybug by joining Hawk Moth and her desire to keep the Miracle Box and its Miraculouses, Ladybug takes her Miraculous for good, expelling her from the team.
- Luka Couffaine/Viperion - A teenage boy who is a temporary user of the Snake Miraculous and part of Ladybug and Cat Noir's efforts to defeat Hawk Moth. His superpower is Second Chance and he is able to go back in time to change the outcome of an event.
- Lê Chiến Kim/King Monkey - A teenage boy who is given the Monkey Miraculous by Master Fu in order to defeat an akumatized villain who had captured Ladybug, Cat Noir and other superheroes. His superpower is Uproar and he is able to summon an object that confuses and messes up other powers.
- Max Kanté/Pegasus - A teenage boy who is loaned the Horse Miraculous. His superpower is Voyage, which allows him to create a portal to other locations, and basically teleport there.
- Kagami Tsurugi/Ryuko - A teenage girl from Japan who is given temporarily the Dragon Miraculous. Her superpower is the ability transform into and control certain natural elements: wind (Wind Dragon), water (Water Dragon) and lightning. She was suspended due to the danger of endangering herself and her loved ones since Hawk Moth knows her identity, but despite that, she returned to action when Ladybug asked again for her help.
- Alix Kubdel/Bunnyx - A teenage girl who will become part of the future superhero team Ladybug and Cat Noir will assemble in order to fight the Future Butterfly Miraculous holder, using the Rabbit Miraculous. Her power is called Burrow and it allows her to create a portal, through which, she can travel across space and time.
- Future Queen Bee - A future Bee Miraculous holder who will succeed Chloé Bourgeois as the next Queen Bee.
- Mylène Haprèle - A teenage girl who will become part of Ladybug's team, using the Mouse Miraculous. Her power is called Multitude and it allows her to multiply, while causing her and her copies to get smaller.
- Majestia — A superheroine in the United States of America. She explained to the duo that she and the other superheroes in New York need their help in order to defeat the Trash Krakken.
- Doorman — A superhero. He creates a portal in order to bring Ladybug and Cat Noir over from Paris to New York and back.
- Knightowl — A superhero in the United States of America. Ladybug and Cat Noir find out that Knightowl is a female, which she has kept secret from her fellow superheroes. She is initially judgmental and critical towards Ladybug and Cat Noir, but she eventually opens up to them, comforted them when tragedy came, and considers them as strong allies.
- Sparrow — A superhero in the United States of America. He gets along very well with Ladybug and Cat Noir, supporting their suggestion on how to defeat the Trash Krakken since the beginning.
- Uncanny Valley — A silent superhero.
- Camilla Hombee/Victory — The President of the United States of America and a superheroine. She wants Ladybug to use Lucky Charm to clean up a huge catastrophic attack against the Trash Krakken, which Ladybug isn't keen about. After the monster was defeated, Victory agreed to send information about the research of the strange substance.
- Master Wang Fu/Jade Turtle — The present Turtle Miraculous holder and the Great Guardian of the Miraculouses. He founds the duo team when he realizes he can't defeat Hawk Moth on his own. Tikki officially introduces him to Marinette when she takes the Miraculous book to him in Volpina, helping the team through information about their powers and whereabouts of their enemies.
- Wayzz — The kwami of the Turtle Miraculous, which Master Wang Fu currently wears. He senses the Butterfly Miraculous' negative aura when Hawk Moth started using it, eventually agreeing with Wang's choice of Marinette and Adrien to wield Miraculouses. Aside from this he helps Nino transform into Carapace. He is the kwami of Protection.
- Miss Bustier's class — Students taught by Miss Bustier in the same class as Marinette and Adrien at Collège Françoise Dupont. Some of the students have helped the heroes in a few instances, like singing "Smelly Wolf" to defeat the titular villain of "Horrificator" and joining up with Cat Noir to save Ladybug and fight the titular villain of "Reflekta". Some even faced against a villain head on to show their support like the majority of the girls against the titular villain in "Gigantitan", or when Max Kanté turned against his then akumatized friend Markov. When Ladybug and Cat Noir where unable to fight the titular villain of "Reverser", Alix Kubdel and Nathaniel Kurtzberg assisted them in defeating him.
- Alya Césaire — A teenage girl and the creator of Ladyblog, often following akumas incidents across the city throughout the series. Being a huge fan of Ladybug and Cat Noir, she helps the heroes whenever they need, like help defeat Stoneheart in "Ladybug & Cat Noir". One of her greatest dreams is to someday find out their secret identities.
- Chloé Bourgeois — The teenage daughter of Parisian Mayor André Bourgeois. She usually gets saved by the heroes because of the multiple akumatizations she caused, but has helped them on occasion such as informing them about Vanisher's akumatized object in "Antibug" and assisting Ladybug in stopping the titular villain of "Despair Bear".
- Nino Lahiffe — A teenager, who is an "Anansi", is determined to fight against Anansi to free Alya, and when he sees what Ladybug needs help he offered his help and Ladybug gives him the Staff of Cat Noir and begins to fight against Anansi, to avoid her from taking the Cat Miraculous.
- Nadja Chamack and Alec Cataldi — Employees at TVi and KIDZ+, the former being a news reporter and the latter usually being a television show host. Ladybug and Cat Noir contact them if they need to inform them of danger, like when Ladybug calls them to warn them about Guitar Villain's quest to get revenge on XY in "Guitar Villain".
- Markov — A sentient robot created by Max. He helped the team to open the highly technological gates of Startrain in order to capture the villain in the episode of the same name.
- Wayhem — A fan of Adrien. When Adrien was targeted by titular villain of "Gorizilla" Wayhem stood in his way multiple times.
- Paris Rebellion — A large group of civilians gathered to fight Hawk Moth and his akumatized army during "Mayura". The group assistance varied from building a road block, and fighting the villains directly. They consist, among others, of Nora Césaire, Marlena Césaire, Anarka Couffaine, Luka Couffaine, Gina Dupain, Manon Chamack, Marc Anciel, Tom Dupain, Sabine Cheng, and August's mother.
- Philippe — An ice skating competitor and teacher at Paris' Ice rink. As a former akumatized villain, he was a foe for the superheroes, but while in control, he is their enthusiastic supporter, providing them a safe place to hide Santa Claus when he was pursued by Christmaster, and fighting against the villain toy army during "Christmaster".
- Santa Claus — A manifestation of the folklore figure, brought to life by the magic of Christmaster, in the episode of the same name, and targeted by the villain for his toys. Unwilling to break his holiday rules, he sought the help and protection of the superheros, and helped them fight their toy counterparts.
- Aside from the kwamis of the superheroes, and Nooroo and Duusu who are captured by Hawk Moth, the kwamis in the Miracle Box are trying to help the team and save Nooroo, as shown in "Sandboy".The same team-up happened at Marinette's side to save Tikki and Plagg in Kwamibuster.
- Volpina — An akumatized villain who tricked Ladybug and Cat Noir into thinking she was the real Fox Miraculous holder and a superhero. With the use of her illusions, she made it look like she saved Paris from a meteorite and requested their help in stopping Hawk Moth, who appeared to be teleporting throughout Paris' rooftops. Cat Noir accepts her warmly, but Ladybug was suspicious and jealous of her. Once Volpina revealed herself to be an enemy accidentally, Ladybug and Cat Noir turned against her to revert her back into Lila.
- Ladybug Sentimonster - In "Ladybug", she initially worked with Mayura to trap Cat Noir and briefly fought against the duo, until her real counterpart set her free. Grateful, she agreed to help them retrieve the Peacock Miraculous, but Mayura destroyed her.
- Hawk Moth — A mysterious supervillain and the Butterfly Miraculous holder bent on getting the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous with his akumatized villains, in order to get ultimate power for his dearest, wish coming true. While having mutual suspicions about each other, the team rarely meet him in person.
- Nooroo — Nooroo is not willingly an enemy but helps Gabriel Agreste transform into Hawk Moth. Nooroo is the kwami of Transmission.
- Akumatized villains — Ordinary civilians who are turned into supervillains by Hawk Moth's akumas when they have negative emotions. With different desires and different powers, each villain does whatever they desire and pay Hawk Moth back by working to retrieve Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses, with the exception of Robustus who betrayed him for wanting a reality-bending wish himself. Some villains have personal goals related to the team, including Copycat, Antibug, Volpina, and Prime Queen. After the villains' defeats though, the team doesn't hold anything against the victims, even calming down from the stress of being a victim.
- Mayura — Hawk Moth's ally, who physically encountered the team in "Miraculer" for first time. Her actions not only prevented them from bringing Hawk Moth to justice, but caused some of the team's most powerful opponents.
- Duusu — Duusu is not willingly an enemy but help Nathalie Sancoeur transform into Mayura. Duusu is the kwami of Emotion.
- Sentimonsters — Creatures created by Mayura's amoks from people's negative emotions. With different powers, each sentimonster is controlled by Mayura to do her bidding, usually help Hawk Moth and the akumatized villains to fight the superheroes. While most Sentimonsters are beings with no sentient behavior, some are in fact sentient beings that can be turned against its creator if they lose control over it, although they are always able to destroy them.
- Trash Krakken — A monster that causes chaos in New York City. Ladybug and Cat Noir team up with other superheroes to stop him, eventually discover that he actually is an ordinary man mysteriously transformed in a similar fashion to akumatization which is still unknown.
- Lila Rossi — A teenage girl and an Italian exchange student. She despises Ladybug after she exposed her lies to people she tried to impress. After she is de-akumatized from being Volpina, Lila refuses accept Ladybug's apology and declares that they will never be friends. She later willingly allows Hawk Moth to akumatize her in order to get her revenge and indirectly helps him to get many people akumatized through her actions in her class.
- Chloé Bourgeois - A French teenage girl and a former admirer and ally of Ladybug. After Ladybug refused to give her the Bee Miraculous over and over again, Chloé betrays her and joins Hawk Moth, who gives her the Bee Miraculous, along with the Miracle Box he had taken from Wang Fu, all while akumatizing her into Miracle Queen. When she is deakumatized, Chloé tries to use all the other Miraculouses, but her lack of knowledge prevents her from doing it. When Ladybug becomes the new Guardian of the Miracle Box, she is able to recover it and the Miraculouses from Chloé who then declares to Ladybug she's no longer her fan.
- In early development, Ladybug and Cat Noir were going to be in a team with other types of superheroes called the Quantic Kids. However, the concept was scrapped, and Ladybug and Cat Noir were kept as a duo.
- However, Ladybug and Cat Noir work with the canon version of a character from the Quantic Kids, Sparrow, alongside other heroes in Miraculous Adventures
- The Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous are the most powerful Miraculouses while being opposites of each other, the former having the power of creation and the latter having the power of destruction. They also compliment each other though, forming something much more powerful.
- According to Victory, Ladybug and Cat Noir are the first superheroes that Paris has had in a long time.
- Various people have done things to show recognition and appreciation towards Ladybug and Cat Noir:
- A statue of Ladybug and Cat Noir, designed by Théo Barbot, is put into the Park and revealed in a ceremony in "Copycat."
- Nathaniel draws a comic book in his sketchbook about Ladybug in "The Evillustrator."
- In "Pixelator," at his concert, Jagged Stone dedicates a song to Ladybug, noting her as the girl who saved his life.
- In "Lady Wifi" and "Antibug," Chloé cosplays as Ladybug with Sabrina as Cat Noir.
- Life-sized cardboard stand-ups of Ladybug and Cat Noir are used with a donation box in the Tom & Sabine Boulangerie Patisserie in "Santa Claws".
- In "Prime Queen", Nadja notes on Face to Face that many people believe that Ladybug and Cat Noir are a romantic couple. On a later episode of Nadja's series, Alya clarifies for everyone that they aren't together "yet”.
- Mr. Damocles is inspired by Ladybug, Cat Noir, and Knightowl to become a superhero himself as The Owl in "The Dark Owl".
- Alya keeps action figures of Ladybug and Cat Noir in her room as shown in "The Dark Owl".
- Clara Nightingale is inspired by Ladybug and Cat Noir to make her hit song Miraculous in "Frightningale".
- Adrien also keeps a pair of Ladybug and Cat Noir action figures in "Syren".
- In "Reverser", Marc writes stories about Ladybug.
- During the "Heroes' Day" finale, the people of Paris include parade floats of the heroes.
- In "Animaestro", Thomas Astruc creates a movie about Cat Noir and Ladybug.
- In "Gamer 2.0", Manon has Cat Noir and Ladybug toy dolls and Max Kante creates a video game called Miraculous All Star Brawl of the Akumatized Villains.
- In "The Puppeteer 2", the Musée Grévin wax museum has wax statues of Ladybug and Cat Noir.
- Ladybug in "Chameleon" and Queen Bee in "Miraculer" were the first two team members to resist being akumatized.
- Unlike Chloé, Marinette drove the akuma off before it affected an object of hers while Chloé did it after.
- Cat Noir holds the record for being affected by an akumatized villain with a total of eighteen times.
- As of Ladybug (episode), Adrien is the only member of Miss Bustier's class and the French Miraculous superhero team that hasn't been akumatized yet in the permanent timeline.
- And yet, he is the first person to only be akumatized in an alternate reality.
- Out of all the team members Ladybug, King Monkey, and Ryuko are the only ones related to their Miraculous predecessors origin wise.
- Ryuko is the only member who isn't native to France.
- She is the second member to have her identity revealed to Hawk Moth following Chloé.
- Cat Noir, Ryuko, and Viperion are the only ones whose eyes change upon transforming.
- As of "Miracle Queen", Hawk Moth, Mayura, and Chloé learn the identities of all of Ladybug and Cat Noir's allies expect for Bunnyx.
- However, Chloé has been akumatized, so it is unknown if she remembers their identities.
- Despite the fact that Nino didn't transform into Carapace, because the Turtle Miraculous was with Wang Fu, Hawk Moth may have deduced his superhero identity.