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|“||Experiencing loss is a part of life; some people lose their first love... Some lose the harmony in their relationship... Some people lose hope... Others lose patience... While others lose their soul... Some lose their certainties... And some have nothing to lose...||”|
—Marinette Dupain-Cheng, "Heart Hunter"
"Heart Hunter" is the twenty-fifth episode of Season 3 of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, and it is the first part of "The Battle of the Miraculous". Its US premiere was on February 1, 2020 on Netflix.
The Bourgeois couple gets akumatized; Ladybug and Cat Noir faces the Bourgeois couple; Now Hearthunter, a Cerberus with two heads constanly fighting each other, they devour all the love in Paris. Ladybug seeks the help of Master Fu.
- Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug
- Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir
- Kagami Tsurugi/Ryuko
- Wang Fu/Jade Turtle
- Chloé Bourgeois/Queen Bee/Miracle Queen
- Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth
- Nathalie Sancoeur/Mayura
- Audrey Bourgeois/Heart Hunter
- André Bourgeois/Heart Hunter
- Marianne Lenoir (pictured)
- Théo Barbot (background)
- Unnamed maid (background)
- Emilie Agreste
- Luka Couffaine
- Tom Dupain
- Alec Cataldi
- Adrien's bodyguard
- Mr. Damocles
- Jagged Stone
- Penny Rolling
- Bob Roth
- Prince Ali's chaperone
- Sabine Cheng
- Tomoe Tsurugi
- Mr. Banana (background)
- Roger Raincomprix
- This episode was originally titled as "Loveater (Battle of the Miraculous - Part 1)" before changing to the current episode's title.
- This is the first time Wang Fu transforms into Jade Turtle.
- This is the second time Marinette is seen with her hair down, following "Cat Blanc".
- However, this is the first time in the current timeline.
- This is the third time the Bourgeois couple are akumatized. However, unlike their previous akumatizations in "Style Queen", "Malediktator", and "Mayura" they get a new villain identity, Heart Hunter.
- Coincidentally, each of these episodes is part of a special.
- This is the fourth time more than one person is akumatized at the same time with the same akuma, following "Sapotis","Oblivio", and "Félix".
- This is the third time two people are akumatized at the same time with the same akuma, following "Sapotis", and "Oblivio".
- This is the first time at least one of the people who are akumatized with the same akuma is not part of the Césaire family.
- This is the fourth time Chloé gets akumatized, following "Antibug", "Queen Wasp" and "Mayura".
- However, unlike her previous akumatizations, Chloé doesn't get akumatized into Antibug or Queen Wasp, but instead into a new villain, Miracle Queen.
- This is the third time that Chloé is akumatized with the activated Bee Miraculous.
- The mistake Marinette makes is that she went to see Master Fu while in costume, allowing Hawk Moth to discover his whereabouts and gaining the Miracle Box.
- She also chooses the Dragon Miraculous to give to Kagami instead of the Bee Miraculous to be given to Chloé for personal reasons, even without Nathalie having to sabotage Chloé's Bee Signal, destroying her trust in Ladybug.
- Ironically, if Marinette had detransformed, then Hawk Moth would've likely discovered her identity leading to both her and Master Fu being in serious trouble.
- This is the second time Hawk Moth removes an akumatized villain's akuma himself, after "Catalyst".
- This episode reveals that Miraculous tools can be akumatized, with Queen Bee's Spinning Top becoming Miracle Queen's akumatized object.
- In "Mayura", it was proven that Miraculous tools could be amokized, as the titular villain actually used the remains of Hawk Moth's cane to form the giant butterfly sentimonster.
- As of this episode, Chloé Bourgeois is now an ally of Hawk Moth and is enemies with Ladybug and Cat Noir willingly.
- As of this episode, Pollen becomes the third kwami being used for evil by her holder without an akuma, following Nooroo and Duusu.
- This is one of the episodes in which Cataclysm was never used.
- However, Ladybug wanted Cat Noir to Cataclysm the street lamp, but since Hawk Moth de-akumatized Heart Hunter, it was never needed.
- This is the second time Hawk Moth doesn't utilize a light mask when akumatizing a villain, following "Cat Blanc", and "Ladybug".
- This is the second time Marinette kissed Luka, following "Frozer".
- The pictures of Ladybug Adrien looks through on his phone are from "Stormy Weather", "Darkblade" and "Copycat".
- This is the third time a visual representation of Marinette's thought process and her strategic planning is shown despite her not being transformed.
- This episode is currently the first one to be the first episode in a two-parter and have an endcard.
- Ladybug tells Cat Noir she can't be in love with him, referencing "Cat Blanc" in which she learnt that their love would lead to the end of the world.
- Hawk Moth's transformation music is changed once again, being different from every previous one.
- Hawk Moth and Rena Rouge are currently the only Miraculous Holders whose transformation sequences have been shown more than once, and each of the times they are shown, they are different in some way from the previous ones (music, clothes, expression etc).
- In a few shots, some of the feathers of the Hand Fan are light green.
- When Kagami gives back the Dragon Miraculous to Ladybug, she's wearing her Friendship Day pin on her jacket which she didn't wear for the episode, showing this scene was re-used from "Ikari Gozen".
- The episode uses the old and incorrect title "Loveeater (Battle of the Miraculous - Part 1)" on Netflix.
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