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Season 4, episode 16 (Production order); Episode 94 (Overall)

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"You... must've been pretty surprised to discover there was another holder. I'm really sorry Cat Noir. I should've told you. I mean, if I found out you told someone about your secret identity, I'd... probably be upset too. I'm really sorry I hurt your feelings."

"You didn't hurt my feelings. You did everything right. Paris will always need a ladybug superhero to watch over her. It's just, I realized that if one day that hero wasn't you, m'lady, since we don't know each other's identities, that means... I'd never see you again. Ever. You know, I just don't know if I could bear it."
"I'll never abandon you, kitty cat."

Ladybug & Cat Noir, "Hack-San"

"Hack-San" is a Season 4 episode of the series, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. As based on the series' production order specifically, "Hack-San" is the 16th written and produced episode of Season 4. It is also the 94th written and produced episode of the series, overall.


When Marinette needs to leave Paris for a day for her aunt's birthday in London, the fear of something happening in Ladybug's absence makes her super nervous. Shadow Moth manages to infect Max's robot with an evil virus to akumatize it again. What will happen?

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Marinette has no choice but to leave Paris on the day when Shadow Moth decides to create a new supervillain.


The episode started when Tom called Marinette to go to aunt Shu Yin's house in London in 2 hours. Marinette came up an excuse of not being so well and told Tom to go without her. Tom said he could find a hospital in London if there was the worst situation that happened. Marinette later made up another excuse of having a terrible headache, but Tom asked if she had a stomach ache 10 minutes ago, and Marinette said it was the worst kind of travel-ache. Despite all of Marinette's excuses, Tom clearly known that Marinette didn't want to visit aunt Shu Yin's house, said it was inevitable and their family must go there once a year. Tom cheered up Marinette that they will have fun in London. He whispered to Marinette that they will figure out how to leave aunt Shu Yin's house early, which Sabine heared it under the floor. Marinete giggled and Tom told Marinette to get up and ready for the visit, emplying their family faces disaters together, which Sabine also heard that too. Tom whispered to Marinette don't make him to do this alone.

Having no choice left, Marinette entrusts her miraculous to Alya.

At the end of the episode, Alya tells Marinette that she should talk to Cat Noir about the miraculous swap. The two meet up and ladybug apologises for the last minute decision. Cat Noir reassures her that she did nothing wrong, and expresses concern that he may no longer see her shoaled something happen to her, and he will never see he again. Ladybug simply reassures him, saying that she will never abandon him.


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Minor Characters


  • This is the eighth episode to be named after a Sentimonster, the others being "Reflekdoll", "Ladybug", "Gabriel Agreste", "Mega Leech", "Guiltrip", "Optigami" and "Sentibubbler".
  • This is the first episode where Anne Yatco voices Sabine.
  • This is the third time a civilian breaks an akumatized object, and the second time Marinette does so.
  • Prized possessions from prior episodes are seen here, such as Manon's Ladybug doll, Master Fu's gramophone, and so on.
  • This is the second time Markov gets akumatized into Robostus, following "Robostus". However, unlike before, he has different abilities this time and is cursed with anger unless Hack-San is destroyed.
  • The thumbnail of the official trailer features Robostus, making it the sixth one to have some other character other than the titular one on it, following "Ikari Gozen", "Félix", "Ladybug", "Mega Leech", and "Optigami".
    • This also makes Robostus the seventh character to appear in more than one thumbnail, following Mayura, Lady Wifi, Princess Fragrance, Reflekta, Malediktator, and Style Queen, as he appears in the one for "Robostus".
  • Alix and Kim are shown to still have friendly competitions at the Trocadéro together, following "Timebreaker". Not only that, Kim keeps doing dares that seem impossible for him to accomplish.
  • Nooroo mentions the events of "Robostus" to Duusu, telling him how the titular villain betrayed Gabriel and hopes if Robustus revolts again then they might be able to escape his control.
  • It's revealed that Markov plays chess with an André, but it's unknown if it's André Bourgeois, André the ice cream man, or another person named André.
  • In the English dub, the announcer at the Gare du Nord has the same voice as Nadja Chamack.
  • When Shadow Moth sends out the akuma, he says almost the same line as when he akumatized Markov the first time: "Fly away my lovely akuma, and evilize his electronic heart" vs. "Fly away my little akuma, and evilize this electronic heart" in "Robustus".
  • In this episode, Alya uses the Ladybug Miraculous, becoming a new ladybug-themed superhero, Scarabella.
    • This is the second episode where someone else other than Marinette Dupain-Cheng holds the Ladybug Miraculous, the first being "Reflekdoll" with Adrien holding the Ladybug Miraculous.
    • This makes Alya the third shown Ladybug Miraculous holder, after Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste.
      • She is the fifth person of French origins to wield the Ladybug Miraculous following Jeanne d'Arc, La Coccinelle and temporarily succeeding Adrien and Marinette.
    • This makes the first time Alya uses another Miraculous other than the Fox Miraculous.
    • This also makes Alya the fourth member of the French Miraculous superhero team to use another Miraculous. The first is Marinette with the Mouse, Fox, Cat, Dragon, Bee, and Horse Miraculouses, the second is Adrien with the Ladybug and Snake Miraculouses, and the third one is Master Fu with the Turtle and Peacock Miraculouses
    • Marinette previously tried to give Alya the Ladybug Miraculous in "Stoneheart", but was forced to take it back to save her.
  • Unlike in "Sapotis", where Alya chose the name "Rena Rouge" very quickly, Alya had a hard time settling on a superhero name when using the Ladybug Miraculous. Before settling with Scarabella in the very end of the episode, she comes up with the following names:
    • Captain Bug
    • Wonder Bug
    • Super Bug
    • Bug-a-Lady
    • Lady Luck
    • La Bugette
    • Black Spots of Justice
  • Scarabella's transformation is similar to Rena Rouge's transformation and uses a different rendition of Pigella's transformation theme, where it is mixed with Ladybug's.
  • Marinette did not transform into Ladybug for this fight, as she was captured by her parents who were under Robostus' control.
    • This is the second time where the supervillain is able to trap Marinette, following "Party Crasher".
      • This excludes many possible times in "Desperada".
    • However, she appears as Ladybug at the very end of the episode.
  • This is the second time a villain appears while Marinette is on vacation in London, resulting in a Miraculous being redistributed, following "Startrain".
  • Like in "Stormy Weather", "Style Queen" and other episodes, Marinette actually did the right thing by giving her earrings to Alya; she saved Tikki from getting captured along with her.
  • When Marc was brainwashed, he claims his and Nathaniel's manga is their most valuable item, but Nathaniel disappears along with the sketchbook containing the manga. This could possibly be interpreted as Marc saying Nathaniel is what is most valuable to him.
  • This is also one of the few times Shadow Moth was so close to claiming victory.
  • The scene where Cat Noir and Scarabella are cornered by mind-controlled civilians is a direct reference to "The Puppeteer 2".
  • This episode revealed that Marinette writes a full list of "pro tips" (at least 675) on her phone for her superhero life.
    • However, it is unknown if she writes any tips related to her normal life.
  • When Alya tells Trixx "We can't let Cat Noir see you", Alya makes Trixx enters the yo-yo. This implies that kwamis can hide inside the magical yo-yo, just like the Miracle Box.
  • This is of the several times where both Cataclysm and Lucky Charm were used twice.
  • This is one of the several times Cat Noir attempted to use his Cataclysm on someone else of his own free will.
    • This is also the second time when Cat Noir attempted to Cataclysm the Ladybug Miraculous following "Ladybug".
    • This is also the second time a Lucky Charm is cataclysmed following "Weredad" but unlike the trashcan lid due to the sailboat being bigger only the bottom part of the boat was destroyed.
  • Just like Adrien in "Reflekdoll", Alya says that she's always wanted to cast the Miraculous Ladybug, which she then replaces the "Ladybug" part with her own superhero name.
  • Ever since their introduction, this is the second time the Magical Charms are not shown, with the last time being "Sentibubbler".
    • However, unlike last time, the reason for this was because Alya was the one to use the Ladybug Miraculous, not Marinette. Because she is not experienced enough with that Miraculous, Alya was not able access the full potential of the magic jewel.
  • Marinette mentions her aunt Shu Yin, making this the first reference to the specials in the main series.
  • Marinette (a.k.a. Ladybug) took off for London and had a replacement without telling Cat Noir is the same thing he did to her in "Miraculous New York".
    • The last thing Cat Noir said to Ladybug was similar to how she felt about him when he went away in the special and also explains why Cat Noir wanted to know Ladybug's identity so he could always protect her.
      • His reasoning is also similar to Alya's in "Ladyblog" as they both wanted to help Ladybug.
    • There's also another reason as to why the kwamis had been waiting a very long time for an owner in Cat Noir's case, it implies that not only current or previous owners (especially disgraced heroes) may harbor emotional attachments to superpowers that once belonged to them but also to the people that use them.
    • At first Ladybug thought Cat Noir was sad, when she revealed her identity to Scarabella, believing she broke her promise to him in "Troublemaker", when actually she didn't and like in "Heroes Day" and "Origins" what she did was an emergency.
  • This is the second time Marinette defeats an Akumatized villain without transforming into Ladybug following "Weredad".
  • As Cat Noir, Adrien believing that Ladybug was attacked by a sentimonster or an akumatized villain is the same way she behaved in "Santa Claws". As well as referring to the events of "Antibug" and "Ladybug" and on top of it saying, "There is only one Ladybug and you're obviously not her". Which is also similar to what Chloe said to Sabrina in "Miraculer".
    • Being aware of Ladybug's nature, he was right she wouldn't give her Miraculous to anyone without telling him or sending a messanger first let alone an akumatized villain not without a fight. However like his father he didn't bother to look at the bigger picture implying:
      • If he was right about Scarabella, then losing Ladybug would've been the least of his problems, Hawk Moth would've found the Miracle Box and the city let alone the world would be at the villain's mercy.
      • Without realizing it Cat Noir had right idea about Ladybug being captured but just by the wrong person.
  • This is the eighth time Marinette and Tikki end up separated which previously occurred in "Princess Fragrance", "Sandboy", "Miraculous Shanghai", "Reflekdoll", "Weredad", "Kwamibuster" and "Sole Crusher".
    • This is the fifth time Marinette ends up separated from her Miraculous which previously occurred in "Ladybug & Cat Noir", "Miraculous Shanghai", "Reflekdoll" and "Feast".
      • And yet, the third time where she separated from her jewels willingly following "Ladybug & Cat Noir" and "Reflekdoll".
  • Longg saying "Even the greatest of superheroes is no match for parents who want to go on vacation" implies that a previous holder may have tried to pull off that same trick; whether that past holder is Longg's or not is unknown.
  • It is seen that Markov and Anne Jeanne Théoxanne du Bocquale are currently working together on a science experiment.
  • This is the second time Alya's thought process is shown following "Sentibubbler".
  • It's revealed that when an akumatized champion is knocked out, even if they were disabled by a third party, their link with the Butterfly Miraculous holder will be disconnected.
    • This is the first time ever where an akumatized champion is knocked out.
  • This marks the seventh time a miraculous has its ownership transferred in the show following "Anansi", "Reflekdoll", "Desperada", "Kwamibuster", "Queen Banana" and "Mega Leech". But unlike the others "Anansi", dealt with a holder who couldn't use it.


  • When Alya reopened her hand after Marinette left at the station, the keys Marinette placed in there with the Ladybug Miraculous are not there.
  • Trixx's sclerae are white, even though they seemingly become purple in "Truth".
  • Mr. Cuddly is miscolored pink.
    • However, it's possible that it isn't specifically Chloé's doll, as one of Alya's Instagram posts shows Ella and Etta with a pink Mr. Cuddly-like doll.
  • If you look closely, Manon's dolls appear to be duplicated in Robostus' prison, even though Marinette has apparently made only one set.
    • With that it could be likely that Marinette made more than set or someone else admired the dolls and decided to have them manufactured so other kids could have their own.
  • Alya was able to pull out the battery from her phone while it was on, with no side effects. In reality, this is dangerous.
  • When Scarabella agreed to hand herself over first for Robostus' flash drive being emptied and then Cat Noir after that, Clara Nightingale's hair color changed from her usual dark brown into ginger color throughout the entirety of the scene.
  • When Marinette has the lucky charm (the frying pan) in her hands to hit Robostus, you can see in the background that the same pan is in the background as well on the barrel that Marinette took the pan from.


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101 Stormy Weather102 The Evillustrator103 Lady Wifi104 Princess Fragrance105 Dark Cupid106 Mr. Pigeon107 Pixelator108 Copycat109 The Bubbler110 Simon Says111 Rogercop112 Gamer113 Animan114 Darkblade115 Pharaoh116 Timebreaker117 Horrificator118 The Puppeteer119 The Mime120 Guitar Villain121 Reflekta122 Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)123 Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)124 Antibug125 Kung Food126 Volpina
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301 Chameleon302 Animaestro303 Bakerix304 Backwarder305 Reflekdoll306 Weredad307 Silencer308 Oni-Chan309 Miraculer310 Oblivio311 Desperada312 Christmaster313 Startrain314 Kwamibuster315 Feast316 Gamer 2.0317 Stormy Weather 2318 Ikari Gozen319 Timetagger320 Party Crasher321 The Puppeteer 2322 Cat Blanc323 Félix324 Ladybug325 Heart Hunter (The Battle of the Miraculous - Part 1)326 Miracle Queen (The Battle of the Miraculous - Part 2)
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