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Gabriel Agreste has been akumatized. Gabriel Agreste has been amokized. Gabriel Agreste is the Butterfly Miraculous holder. Gabriel Agreste is the Peacock Miraculous holder.

Fly away my little akumas. Find the Parisians as they despair over Cat Noir and Ladybug's final hour and evilize each and every one of them!

—Scarlet Moth to his scarlet akumas in , Catalyst

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Gabriel Agreste is a famous fashion designer across Paris and other places who created and owns the fashion brand, Gabriel. He is also the husband of Emilie Agreste and the father of Adrien Agreste, who models for him. [20]

With the Butterfly Miraculous, when inhabited by Nooroo, Gabriel transforms into Hawk Moth (Le Papillon in the French version, which translates to "The Butterfly"), who is the main antagonist of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. He wants Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses for himself in order to obtain absolute power and reshape reality to undo his and his wife's past mistakes. To achieve his goal, he uses the Butterfly Miraculous power: Akumatization. This allows him to create and controls the akumas, previously regular butterflies, who can transform normal people with negative emotions into supervillains.[21][22]

In "The Collector", in order to avoid the suspicion of being Hawk Moth because of him becoming a target to owning the Grimoire, he akumatizes himself into the Collector, a supervillain who has the power to imprison any person or object within his magical notebook as his weapon.

In "Catalyst", which is part of the Heroes' Day special, he is enhanced by the titular villain into Scarlet Moth as part of his plan to get the Miraculouses and to take over the World.

In "Mayura", he is grudgingly amokized by Mayura, which made his despair form a moth-themed sentimonster to help him escape the French Miraculous superhero team who "caught him in their net".

In "Miracle Queen", he is amokized again by Mayura willingly, and his emotions of determination recreated the Moth-themed sentimonster to help him destroy Jade Turtle's Shell-ter so he could beat Ladybug and Cat Noir.

In "Truth" and throughout Season 4, Gabriel fuses the Butterfly Miraculous with the Peacock Miraculous after fixing it to become the supervillain Shadow Moth (Papillombre in the French version) and to become a stronger opponent.

In "Optigami", as part of the plan to reveal the true identities of Ladybug and Cat Noir, Shadow Moth amokized himself and his excitement formed the sentimonster that looks like the TV host Alec Cataldi, called Sentialec. He also amokized himself again to let his ambition form a sentimonster that looks like Nino Lahiffe, called Sentinino.

In "Sentibubbler", as a plan to force Alya Césaire to betray Ladybug, Shadow Moth amokized himself and his confidence formed a sentimonster that looks like Nino's akumatized version The Bubbler, called Sentibubbler.

In "Hack-San", as a plan to force Markov to be angry so he can be akumatized, Shadow Moth amokized himself and his determination and ambition formed Hack-San which can install a virus into Markov.


Physical appearance

Gabriel is a very tall man whose skin tone is fair with a rosy tint. He has pale, light grayish cerulean eyes and combed-back light blond hair. For some reason, throughout several episodes, his hair is sometimes miscolored as gray.

Civilian attire

He wears black-framed silver glasses. He has a white dress shirt underneath a medium gray vest with red buttons and a very pale yellow dress jacket, along with a red-and-white striped tie. He also wears red dress pants and white shoes, with black soles, with red laces. On the middle finger of his left hand, he has a silver band ring.

As Hawk Moth

Hawk Moth wears a dark purple dress shirt with a black butterfly-shaped big collar, the Butterfly Miraculous brooch on the center of the collar, and dark purple dress pants and dark blue-voletish gray dress shoes. Over the majority of his face and neck, he wears a silver mask. He also has a dark indigo cane as his tool and weapon. Whenever he is controlling and communicating to his victims with an akuma, a bright purple butterfly-shaped outline appears on his face and around his eyes. It appears on the person's face as well as on the other side. Sometimes if the person is close, he does not need to use the communication power.

As the Collector

The Collector's skin is pale purple. His hair sticks up at a point and is white with black vertical stripes; however, along with the back of his head and his neck is black. He wears a bluish-black pointed shouldered dress suit with a white lapel and black and red downward-bent stripes on the front. Each lower sleeve has a white stripe, and the Collector's hands have white gloves. Also, he wears bluish-black dress pants and darker black high-heeled boots that are connected to them. Those high heels are cone-shaped, with downward bent white stripes.

As Scarlet Moth

Scarlet Moth’s outfit is the same as Hawk Moth's, except it is colored strong crimson due to the enhancement from Catalyst. His mask, cane, and the Butterfly Miraculous have also been colored the same red. His cane allows him to create more than one akuma, giving him an advantage.

As Shadow Moth

Shadow Moth's suit is the same as Hawk Moth's, except he now owns a moderate blue-violet tailcoat with the tail possessing a number of rounded points with moderate blue, dark-purple-centered spots, resembling a peacock's tail feathers. The lapel of that tailcoat makes a large collar that's wider at the back, and he wears a peacock-feather-like cocktail mask which is the same color as his tailcoat and tear-shaped with a darker purple mark in the center and a brilliant crimson translucent eyehole over his right eye. In his Shadow Moth form, the Peacock Miraculous is being placed below where the Butterfly Miraculous brooch is.

For more of Gabriel's outfits and designs, see Gabriel Agreste/Designs.


Gabriel comes off as a cold, harsh, and very strict man. He is very protective of his son Adrien, having kept him home for most of his life, although having a possessive and distant relationship with him. He makes executive decisions about how to keep his son safe without considering how he may feel, such as when he unjustly deems Nino Lahiffe a bad influence for Adrien and forbids him from coming to his home ever again. Gabriel misses his wife greatly and sometimes has to be reminded not to forget that his son is also grieving, making him oblivious to the feelings of others. According to Adrien in "Adrien's Double Life", ever since the “disappearance” of his wife, he is a changed man. He also strongly dislikes taking orders from anyone, even if they are from people who are trying to help and protect him, such as Ladybug and Cat Noir. Despite this, Gabriel can be respectful and kind at times, especially when needing to act professionally.

As Hawk Moth, he is cold and determined. After a villain's defeat, he determinedly vows revenge and, while stopping for a while afterward, doesn't wait too long to try again with his akumas. His goal is to claim the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses (and later all the Miraculouses in the world) to gain their absolute power necessary to achieve his dearest secret wish, not caring if he causes people to harm in the process, even to his own son. He is aware of the equivalent exchange drawback of making a wish with the Miraculouses, every wish having a reaction to maintain balance in the universe, but it doesn't appear to bother him, leading to him being very ignorant, cocky, overconfident, and reckless about the magic he wielded or wished to obtained on several occasions.[23] Meaning that he doesn't always seem to think things through, such as him being unaware of the after-effects of using such magic, when he didn't recall his akuma back before he lost it in "Startrain" or when he praised Chloe for using the remaining jewels against Ladybug and Cat Noir unaware that she could've severely hurt herself by using said jewels all at once.

He is also very stubborn as he refuses to listen to Nooroo about how he is using the Butterfly Miraculous, showing that he isn't remorseful about all the damage and chaos he is caused in Paris and is also very desperate to save his wife. It was the consumption of said obsessive feelings that twisted his heart so much that in an alternate future of "Cat Blanc" and "Miraculous Shanghai", it led to his own demise. However, as the battle goes on to save her, he is wracked with guilt and worry for Nathalie as she used the damaged Peacock Miraculous before it was fixed in "Nathalie as seen by Gabriel".

Those said feelings mentioned above are what deeply affected his moral compass, and he uses them to encourage his minions to do the same. As seen in "Truth", "Lies", "Gang of Secrets", as well as most episodes, he's fine with helping others expose the secrets of those that are close to them by any means necessary, but when it comes to himself, he hides biggest truth or lie of them all. On occasion, he misuses the power of good emotions through his villains to do his bidding by force seen "The Bubbler" and "Zombizou". When he easily assumes what he wants is what they want regardless of how he does it. He says that he did all this destruction so Adrien could be happy; however, Gabriel is deluding himself using his family's love to cover up the guilt, the anger he feels towards the once damaged Peacock Miraculous, and the mistakes of the past causing their misfortune as mentioned in "Nathalie as seen by Gabriel". Another delusion point is when he claimed that the outside world was dangerous, but there were times when Gabriel proved by using the Miraculous irresponsibly, he actually made himself a danger to his own son. One more point is shown in his rap song where he said that Ladybug and Cat Noir were playing their superhero game as he meant for the damage he caused not to happen.

Hawk Moth's akumatized villains are his most powerful known weapon, so he chooses his victims carefully, usually people who are emotionally at their weakest. He is a skilled liar and manipulator, persuading people that he cares about their problems and giving them powers to help solve them when in reality, he does it because he wants them to retrieve the Miraculouses for him. He gives them ideas if they are struggling to think one up.[24] However if things aren't going his way, Hawk Moth easily loses his patience, threatening harm to Ladybug, Cat Noir, and even to the villains he creates. He also has a bit of a habit of celebrating too soon when the heroes get weaken by his many akumatized villains, thinking it will get him closer to the heroes' Miraculouses. He sometimes uses puns, such as telling the akuma in "The Evillustrator" to "draw [Nathaniel] into our evil web".

Despite these traits, Hawk Moth can be merciful with those he cares about, such as when he orders the supervillain to drop Ladybug in order to save Adrien, who is falling off the building. He is obsessed with finding a way to save his wife but is willing to give up his evil ways to protect Adrien from being caught in the crossfire or being targeted by the villains he creates. This situation, along with his frustration that even Audrey Bourgeois, who he believed was his greatest masterpiece, made him temporarily renounce his role as a villain. However, he decided to continue to be Hawk Moth after Queen Bee appeared, viewing the opportunity to akumatize a Miraculous holder as too good to pass up.

Also, one of his greatest weaknesses is that he seems to underestimate people or his enemies as he taunted Ladybug and Cat Noir for being young, but the heroes had proven their moral compasses are stronger than his is. In "Cat Blanc", when he said that if Ladybug truly loved Adrien, she let him save his mother, suspecting that they would use the same tactics he did to get what they would want. As seen in "Gang of Secrets", he was shocked that Alya broke his hold, calling it impossible, foolishly believing that his link couldn't be broken.

Though his goal is specifically getting Ladybug and Cat Noir’s Miraculouses, when Gabriel tells Nooroo that he is going to kidnap the kwami friends of the latter so he can have unlimited powers at his disposal, it is implied that he has become power-hungry due to being Hawk Moth for a long time and has gotten addicted to yearning power to the extreme degree that he will grasp every opportunity to seize power in order to have easier access on stealing the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous.

He also seems to have a limited perspective on what it truly means to be the Butterfly; as he said in "Stormy Weather 2", "people don't change they grow". However, Gabriel failed to realize with change comes growth, and growth comes change as Wang believed in the events of "The Battle of the Miraculous" that he talks too much for someone who hasn't achieved much so far. Meaning he's done so much to change himself and others on the outside though it seems he neglected inner changes, and by letting his negative feelings run wild for far too long, Gabriel wasn't only in denial or angry about the past; but was afraid of it, which could also explain why he hides in his house like a caterpillar that is afraid to come out of his cocoon.

Despite his strategic brilliance, Gabriel seems to overlook easier solutions when fixing a problem, such as when Emilie got put into a coma as a result of overusing the damaged Peacock Miraculous. He needed a cure which he thought could be done by using the Ultimate Power when really all he needed was to ask Master Fu for help upon finding there was one and instead all he cared about was knowing Ladybug and Cat Noir identities. Also meaning he was quick to use force to get what he wants as well as impatient, leading him to doubt the use of other options but also the help and support of other people which might also explain why he didn't allow Adrien to go to public school sooner and why he doesn't trust Adrien with the truth.

Like Ladybug, Gabriel too has come under the stress of living a double life, not finding it easy to be himself and his alter ego mentioned in "Nathalie as seen by Gabriel".

As The Collector, being a voluntary akumatized villain, his personality doesn't change much. He is obsessed with collecting everything he likes to replace the Miraculous spellbook but is still determined to take Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses. He also knows that he must protect his secret identity, telling the heroes that he would give their Miraculouses to Hawk Moth in order to throw them off his trail.


As a civilian

Gabriel discusses, with Kagami's mother, a partnership between their brands.

Gabriel is an expert at designing fashions for clothes, accessories, and jewelry. According to Audrey Bourgeois, the harshest fashion critic, he didn't see other talents as great as his until he met Marinette Dupain-Cheng. Additionally, owning the Gabriel brand, Gabriel is well-versed at running a business, including solving problems by phone concerning design issues and presenting himself professionally when around others.

Gabriel talks to Audrey about Marinette winning a fashion design competition.

Gabriel has good hindsight and suspicions about things, revealing he had suspected that there are more Miraculouses in the city and a guardian after Rena Rouge's appearance. In "Syren", he reveals that he'd suspected that Miraculouses had hidden powers after seeing Ladybug and Cat Noir in their aqua forms. He also believed that Adrien could be Cat Noir until he indirectly tricked him that he wasn't. According to Miraculous Secrets, he caused chaos in Paris in the first place, not only to find superheroes, but a guardian in the city to decipher the spellbook.

He later noticed Ladybug's disappearances in the middle of battles to bring allies, suspecting that she went to the Guardian of the Miraculouses.

Gabriel uses Lila as an ally to assist him in his plan.

Despite being often outsmarted by Ladybug, Gabriel proved to be a brilliant strategist and tactician. Not being deceived by Ladybug like his villains, he has proven himself to be cautious and careful like the superheroine herself. In order to avoid the suspicion of being Hawk Moth, he akumatizes himself. He showed that he is willing to use dirty or unfair tactics such as using sheer numbers to wear the superheroes down and resorting to surprise attacks, as seen in “Heroes’ Day”. He noticed that both Lila and Chloé had great potential and unfinished business with Ladybug, planning to use this to his advantage not only to akumatize them (especially the latter as she had a Miraculous) but also form alliances with them.

Gabriel plays a duet on the piano with Adrien.

Since Nathalie stole Fu's tablet with the deciphered spellbook pages, Gabriel has knowledge about the process to repair Miraculouses, several spells such as the incantation needed for the wish-granting power of the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses, and the recipes for the potions which grant more powers to the holders. However just like, Master Fu and Marinette, since the former master was only able to partially decode the Miraculous spellbook, it's likely his understanding is limited as well.

Butterflies are harvested at the repository.

Gabriel has many talents, which his son later learned: He is very skilled at fencing, knows how to play the piano and perform a duo, and is able to speak Japanese fluently. Furthermore, Gabriel is able to grow and harvest butterflies.

As Hawk Moth

Hawk Moth has enhanced skills such as speed, agility, strength, and near-invulnerability. Despite the fact that he doesn't often fight directly, Hawk Moth is a capable sword fighter, being able to defend himself and destroy miniature missiles from his own lair's defense protocol with his swordstick. His prowess is enough to overpower younger combatants like Ladybug and Cat Noir.

The brooch allows him to feel negative emotions by making a high-pitched sound and lights up.

Even without being transformed, Hawk Moth's Miraculous allows him to feel emotions, whether positive or negative, like an empath, so he can precisely pinpoint the person's name and the reason why they have negative emotions. Hawk Moth can control many akumas to form a swarm that makes a large version of his head, which he can speak through, which is shown in "Stoneheart".

Hawk Moth uses his swarm of akumas to form a large version of his head which he can speak through them.

Hawk Moth's main superpower is Akumatization, charging butterflies with dark energy, which transforms them into akumas and then sending them out to possess an object of a vulnerable person. He can also keep his butterflies in his cane if he needs to use an akuma in another location other than his lair. If his targets agree to serve him, he transforms them into supervillains by corrupting their personalities and granting them a wide variety of superpowers or special abilities. He can also telepathically communicate with his so-called "winners". A pink butterfly-shaped outline appears in front of his and the villains' faces when he does so.

Hawk Moth fights against his lair's defense security protocol system slicing a missile with his cane's swordstick.

However, he is only able to create one villain at a time over the course of an indeterminate amount of time, he needs to convince his victims to accept the powers that he grants, and the akumatized that he creates do still have a will of their own and can either disobey him or carry out his orders incompetently. Still, if a supervillain doesn't go and retrieve the Miraculous like they were asked to, Hawk Moth can control their bodies for a brief amount of time in order to inflict pain onto them until they agree to do it as quickly as possible. He is also capable of purifying an akuma himself.

Hawk Moth learns about the capabilities of the brooch and Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculous.

When an akuma isn't purified by Ladybug, it will multiply and turn other people into frozen copies of the original akumatized villain. Hawk Moth can recall and trap the original akuma in the top of his cane in order to release it again when the victim gets sad or angry once more. This turns the victim into the same akumatized villain, but it also unfreezes the copies of them, which the original villain can command and control.

However, once the original akuma is de-evilized, its copies vanish, reverting the duplicates of the villain back to normal. As shown in Miraculous Shanghai, Hawk Moth can reuse a released akuma instead of multiplying it, akumatizing another person when in need. Hawk Moth is capable of akumatizing any kind of being, not only humans, as long they are capable of feeling emotions. He was able to akumatize Markov, who is an AI with real emotions, Master Fu's Dormant Sentimonster, that is a sentimonster, and Mei Shi, who is a lion spirit.

As The Collector

The Collector using his notebook to defend himself from the CDs being thrown towards him.

The Collector is able to trap objects and people in the form of drawings inside his notebook. He throws the notebook like a boomerang, and while the notebook can go very far distances, once it captures something or someone by hitting them, it returns to him wherever he is.

No matter how big the item is, the book can trap the object inside.

This is intensified as he can summon it. He can also utilize the notebook as a shield against projectiles, opening the book, either holding it sturdily or waving it around, so it traps the object being thrown towards him. Anything it passes through is trapped, no matter how big it is. However, there is a limit to how much can be absorbed, as shown when Ladybug used a makeshift conveyor belt to launch a barrage of Adrien's CDs at him, and he used his book to absorb them. When he then tried to absorb Ladybug, he found that the book's pages were all full and could not absorb anything more. Additionally, The Collector is quick and agile, easily flipping, jumping, and dodging attacks.

As Scarlet Moth

Scarlet Moth releases scarlet akumas with his cane.

Scarlet Moth has the same abilities as Hawk Moth, but he is stronger as he can create as many akumatized villains as he desires. This is caused by his cane getting affected by Catalyst's enhancement. He can use his cane to summon more scarlet akumas to make the heroes feel intimidated and outnumbered. Instead of creating normal akumas, he creates scarlet akumas, which are dark crimson red, just like the akumatized.

Scarlet Moth proves to be a powerful opponent against Ladybug and Cat Noir.

Unlike normal akumatized villains, Scarlet Moth can akumatize his victims without having to ask for their permission, and the created villains are bound to obey him, showing that the will that they still had a normal akumatization is now diminished. He used Dark Cupid to create the negative emotions he needed so he could akumatize more villains.

As Shadow Moth

As Shadow Moth, he possesses the abilities of both the Butterfly and the Peacock Miraculouses, having the ability to create akumatized champions along with sentimonsters as their allies. He also possesses both the cane and the hand-fan as a weapon, using the feathers of the latter to create his amoks. After either the akuma or the amok make contact, the fusion of the light mask of both Akumatization and Amokization appears on them.



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  • Emilie Agreste mysteriously disappeared before the events of Season 1. In "Style Queen" and "Queen Wasp", it was revealed that she is underneath the Agreste Mansion in the same room seen in "Gorizilla", inside something resembling a coffin, in which she appears to be in a comatose state.
  • In “Félix”, it is said that Gabriel did not let Adrien go to Amelie's husband's funeral.


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Comics and books



Hawk Moth's appearance in the Ladybug PV.

  • The name "Hawk Moth" is the common name of some moths in the family Sphingidae.
  • Hawk Moth's appearance is very different from his appearance in the Ladybug PV. In the PV, he doesn't wear a mask, has white hair and silver eyes, and wears a white dress suit with a pale tan vest and bow.
  • The design of Hawk Moth's mask is a reference to the supervillain Fantômas from the 1964 French film with the same name.[26] It also likely resembles the spy from Team Fortress 2.
  • After sending an akuma, he rotates his staff with his left hand, which possibly indicates Gabriel is left-handed.
  • Gabriel is one of the tallest characters in the series.[27]
    • Strangely, Hawk Moth is depicted taller than Gabriel, while in reality, they are the same height.
      • However, this varies depending on the episode, as in episodes such as "Catalyst" and "Ladybug", he's portrayed as the same height, while in "Reflekdoll", Hawk Moth is depicted taller.
  • Gabriel's phone number, as listed in Adrien's phone contacts, is [[1]].

The hologram flickering, requiring Nathalie to adjust it

  • Gabriel's car can show holograms of himself, which he uses to being seen outside his mansion when he is actually inside.

Gabriel putting the Miraculous book in his safe.

  • Gabriel has a secret safe behind the painting of Emilie Agreste in his atelier. It contains the Peacock Miraculous, a picture of Emilie Agreste, tickets for Tibet, and a book about the Miraculouses.
    • In "Volpina", Adrien takes the Miraculous book, unbeknownst to Gabriel, and the book eventually ends up in Marinette's hands. Once he discovers that it is missing in "The Collector", he, despite having the book's pages saved digitally, becomes very angry and punishes Adrien, most likely due to the book, making him the primary suspect for being Hawk Moth.
    • The painting of Emilie Agreste also conceals another secret — access to the entrance to Hawk Moth's lair and the repository. The passage opens when certain spots of the painting are pressed.
  • Gabriel is quite rich, as he owns a very big mansion in the center of Paris, a self-driving car, a private jet, an assistant, a bodyguard, and a private chef.
  • Hawk Moth is called "Butterfly" in other early sources.[22]
    • In the Castilian Spanish version, Hawk Moth's name is Lepidóptero, which comes from the scientific order called Lepidoptera, which contains all butterflies and moths.
      • That's said, when having his powers enhanced by Catalyst, he is called Escarlóptero (the combination of the words Escarlate, which means "scarlet", and Lepidóptero).
      • When fusing the Butterfly Miraculous and the Peacock Miraculous, he is called Sombradóptero (the combination of the words Sombra, which means "shadow", and Lepidóptero).
    • In European Portuguese, Hawk Moth's name is Falcão Traça, which is the literal translation of the English version.
      • That's said, when having his powers enhanced by Catalyst, he is called Traça Escarlate, which is the literal translation of the English version.
      • When fusing the Butterfly Miraculous and the Peacock Miraculous, he is called Sombra Traça, which is the literal translation of the English version.
  • According to Thomas Astruc, Shadow Moth was originally going to be called Peacock Moth (Paonpillon in the French dub) but was scrapped because it wasn't dark enough.[28][29]
    • "Peacock Moth" is also the name of a number of species of butterflies.
    • In "Lies", Cat Noir states that he believes Shadow Moth should be called Peacock Moth when he taunts the titular villain.
  • During Season 1, when his secret identity was unknown, there were clues suggesting that Gabriel was Hawk Moth are:
    • Gabriel and Hawk Moth have the same voice actors in many dubs, including English, French, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, and Korean dubs.
    • In "The Bubbler", it was not actually confirmed that Gabriel had been kidnapped by the bubbles of the titular villain.
    • In "Mr. Pigeon", Gabriel was imagined in Marinette's mind with a purple brooch resembling the Butterfly Miraculous.
    • In "Ladybug & Cat Noir", the silhouette of the civilian form of Hawk Moth is very similar to that of Gabriel, and they seem to have the same clothes, in addition to having a picture of Emilie.
    • In "Simon Says", Hawk Moth states that "it's risky" when he hears Simon Says say he will take Gabriel Agreste when he never showed any concern for anyone else is akumatized villains endanger.
      • As soon as Gabriel is left alone, Hawk Moth appears and is seen to walk ahead, and still, in the same scene, he still seemed worried about what Simon Says was doing.
      • When Gabriel is hypnotized, Simon Says tells him that he is a butterfly.
      • Gabriel proves to be attracted to Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses.
    • In both "Rogercop" and "The Mime", Gabriel isn't available when Hawk Moth is transformed.

Emilie Agreste's image in the Butterfly Miraculous.

      • According to Astruc, Hawk Moth's identity was meant to be a big secret only to kids, not the teens and adults watching the show.[30]
  • As revealed in "The Dark Owl", Hawk Moth's intentions for getting Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses is to change a past event.
    • In "Zombizou", he mentions that his cherished wish is linked to love.
    • In "Queen Wasp" and "Catalyst", it is hinted that Gabriel's intentions for getting the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses are linked to a promise with Emilie.
    • In "Party Crasher", Gabriel mentions that the past event seems to be a mistake he and Emilie made.
      • The mistake is first revealed to be that Emilie used the broken Peacock Miraculous in the webisode "Gabriel" and was later hinted at in episodes such as "Feast" and "Ladybug".
  • Hawk Moth usually reveals his name to his victims when he corrupts them. However, he never gave out his name to the Evillustrator, Lady Wifi, Darkblade, Animaestro, Miraculer, Gamer 2.0, Stormy Weather in "Stormy Weather 2", The Puppeteer in "The Puppeteer 2", and the Punishers Trio.
    • However, it's not the first time he akumatizes Sabrina, Max, Aurore, Manon, and Alya, Rose, and Juleka.
  • Despite being busy with a job in his atelier, Gabriel is constantly seen in his lair. This is likely because he is rarely seen out of his mansion, as mentioned by Marinette as Ladybug and Nadja Chamack. He is always seen in his home or through Nathalie's tablet, except for "Queen's Battle", "Backwarder", "Party Crasher", and "Miraculous New York".
  • In "Volpina", Adrien confuses a previous owner of the Butterfly Miraculous for Hawk Moth upon seeing his picture in the Miraculous Spellbook.
  • Wilfried Pain has confirmed that Hawk Moth also has an origin story.[31]
    • Thomas Astruc additionally claimed that Season 2 would explain how Hawk Moth found the Butterfly Miraculous[32] (although this information was ultimately not revealed in Season 2).
    • Astruc also intended Season 3 to reveal why Hawk Moth needs the Miraculouses, and in Cat Blanc Hawk Moth has confirmed that he is planning to use them to get Emilie out of her coma.
  • In some dubs, Gabriel and Hawk Moth have different voice actors. Examples are the Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Hungarian (only Season 1), and Dutch dubs.[33][34][35]
  • Hawk Moth appears in every episode of the first three seasons. This makes him, alongside Marinette and Ladybug, the only forms of any character to appear in all episodes.


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  6. https://ensiklopedia-alih-suara-bahasa-melayu.fandom.com/ms/wiki/Miraculous:_Tales_of_Ladybug_%26_Cat_Noir
  7. Nino refers to him as this in "Lady Wifi".
  8. By Nooroo
  9. By August in "Gigantitan".
  10. By Style Queen
  11. In "Anansi"
  12. The akumatized boy refers to him as this in "Sandboy".
  13. By Cat Noir in "Ladybug".
  14. (by Félix)
  15. Cat Noir refers to him as this in "Lies".
  16. Bob Roth refers to him as this throughout "Mr. Pigeon 72".
  17. Nino refers to him as this in "Guiltrip".
  18. File:Miraculous Character Heights.png
  19. In Dark Cupid
  20. http://miraculeusecoccinelle.tumblr.com/post/129733355946/miraculous-les-aventures-de-ladybug-et-chat-noir
  21. http://www.animationmagazine.net/licensing/pgs-secures-deals-for-ladybug/
  22. 22.0 22.1 https://www.facebook.com/Miraculous.Ladybug/photos/a.296331537138512.58163.290735154364817/578155768956086/?type=1
  23. Thomas Astruc stated this at Mangafest 2017.
  24. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/872023906080755713
  25. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/708782595270692864
  26. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/666886417239449600
  27. https://twitter.com/WinnyGZ/status/731025406552379392
  28. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/1395099843039834115
  29. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/1395120381971869697
  30. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/1058374108956815361
  31. https://twitter.com/WinnyGZ/status/776887360667672578
  32. Report on Thomas Astruc at Japan Weekend: https://twitter.com/Ladybug_Cartoon/status/780063589432451072
  33. http://dublanet.com.br/forum1/showthread.php?28044-Miraculous-As-Aventuras-de-Ladybug-(Miraculous-Tales-of-Ladybug-amp-Cat-Noir)
  34. Gabriel's page in the Polish wiki.
  35. http://www.gyerek-vilag.tk/2015/12/miraculous-katicabogar-es-fekete-macska-kalandjai-a-szinkronhangok.html

ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAlya Césaire/Rena RougeJuleka Couffaine/Purple TigressKagami Tsurugi/RyukoLê Chiến Kim/King MonkeyLuka Couffaine/ViperionMax Kanté/PegasusMylène Haprèle/PolymouseNino Lahiffe/CarapaceRose Lavillant/PigellaZoé Lee/Vesperia

Other Miraculous holders

Jessica Keynes/Eagle


Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura



Former Miraculous holders

Ancient Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderAncient European Cat Miraculous HolderBọ rùaCernunnosChloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeLa CoccinelleHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaHua MulanJeanne d'ArcLa Déesse CoccinelleLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudangbeolleMudekudekuPiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe GozenWang Fu/Jade TurtleYi Sun-sin

Future Miraculous holders

Alix Kubdel/BunnyxBrazilian Miraculous holderFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderLadyLionLady ButterflyCaprikidCoq CourageMinotauroxTraquemoiselle

Order of the Guardians




United Heroez
Aeon/Uncanny ValleyAgent BlueAgent RedAgent YellowBarbara Keynes/KnightowlCamilla Hombee/VictoryDean Gate/DoormanHurricaneJessica Keynes/SparrowMercuryOlympia Hill/MajestiaSnowflakeStingThorn
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaBubblerCaptain HardrockCat BlancCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • EvillustratorFeastFrightningaleFrozerFurious FuGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHeart HunterHorrificatorIkari GozenKing CashKung FoodKwamibusterLady WifiLiesMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorMimeMiracle QueenMiraclonizerMiraculerOblivioOni-ChanParty CrasherPharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragrancePuppeteerQueen BananaQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReverserRiposteRobostusRocketearRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSimon SaysSole CrusherStartrainStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTechlonizerTruthTimebreakerTimetaggerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaWeredadWishmakerYanLuoShiZombizou


Banana Boom-BoomButterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterGuiltripHack-SanLadybugLollipop SentimonsterLight EyeMega LeechOptigamiReflekdollRobostus sentimonsterSentialecSentibubblerSentinino/Senticarapace

Other villains

CashMike Rochip/Techno-PirateLila RossiBob Roth

Future villains

Apkli • Dr. Sadness • Future Hawk MothIgnoblia • Pain and Tears • Monsieur RatPsychomedianTimetagger


Miss Bustier's class (Adrien AgresteChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelAlya CésaireJuleka CouffaineMarinette Dupain-ChengLê Chiến KimMylène HaprèleMax KantéAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi) • Ms. Mendeleiev's class (Marc AncielAurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean DuparcZoé Lee) • Kagami TsurugiLuka CouffaineOndineThéo BarbotVivicaWayhem


AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin


Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteAnne-Jeanne Théoxanne du BocqualeArletteThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaMr. BananaAndréAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengChrisClara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleFire captain #HessenpyClaudie KantéAlim KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirMaidMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleJean-Pierre MonlataingClara NightingalePhilippeRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingMrs. RossiBob RothSanta ClausSarahJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincentXYDino Huggie


EdgarFangMinor animalsWhiskers


Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)



Future characters

Didier RoustanHarry ClownLindalee Rose

Other characters

AliChungDelmarFélix Graham de VanilyJiaoKang


Amelie Graham de VanilyCashChun ChengPrince Ali's chaperoneShu Yin ChengWang ChengYen Cheng



Prodigious Related

Fei Wu/LadydragonWu ShifuRenlings (Hou HouMa MaLong LongHu HuShe SheTang TangXiong XiongYing Ying) • Mei Shi


Akumatized person with helmetIron Armor Akumatized Person

Non-canon characters
Adam/ReplayBreakerDany Boon/GagotorFisherman/SilurusGhetto BlasterHowardCharlotte Basquet/SculptiaJørgenKenyaKenya's father/Trash KrakkenKillabeeLibrarianMetal Face DPublic EnemyShaolin SoulUnnamed superheroesUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodie) • Wealthy woman