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Why should I expect it to be any different? Nobody ever hears me. Or sees me. I'm invisible, even in photos.

—Juleka, "Reflekta"

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Juleka Couffaine[4] is a student in Miss Bustier's class at Collège Françoise Dupont. In "Reflekta", after being locked in the bathroom by Sabrina Raincomprix (under the orders from Chloé Bourgeois) to prevent Juleka from participating in the class photo, she is infected with an akuma by Hawk Moth and becomes Reflekta, a supervillain who turns people into copies of herself.

In "Reflekdoll", after Juleka misses the chance to photo shoot for Marinette's design, she is once again akumatized by Hawk Moth into Reflekta along with being amokized by Mayura, her emotions forming a doll-themed sentimonster which enhances her powers.


In "Félix" she is, along with Rose Lavillant and Alya Césaire, akumatized by Hawk Moth into the Trio Of Punishers, a group of supervillains.


Appearance

Physical appearance

Juleka is a very pretty girl with tailbone-length black hair that has violet tips at the end of her hair with bangs covering the left side of her face and copper eyes. She wears a pale lavender lipstick and her fingernails are painted grey with black nail art of intricate patterns on each one with different designs on each hand. She also stands at a medium height.

Civilian attire

Juleka wears a black shirt with a swan-necked collar and sea green lined collar and side pockets, and black mesh short sleeves. On her hands, she has black fingerless lace gloves that have a diamond pattern design and end halfway up the forearm. She also wears purple pants with holes above the knees and black high top sneakers with white soles.

As Reflekta

Reflekta's face is white and she has hot pink circle markings around her eyes, along with purple lipstick. On the tips of her eyelashes, there are small light green spheres. Her hair is shiny and pink with light purple stripes, and two twisted ponytails stick upward on each side of her head. She has side bangs, and at the center of the front of her hair, there is a white upward almond-shaped eye with a light purple outline and a pink pupil. She wears a pink dress with a collaret, light purple stripes around her waist, and eyes like the one on her hair around her puffed sleeves and skirt. The tips of the collaret and the skirt have light pink edging, and her arms and legs have pink gloves and leggings. Her long green fingernails stick out of the end of her gloves, and on the back of her right hand, she has a pink eye design with a black outline, the center being a black jewel that opens up to reveal a small circular mirror. At the bottom of her feet, she has pink thick high heels and miniature eyes without pupils appear above the feet. Her eyes remain copper.

For more of Juleka's outfits and designs, see Juleka Couffaine/Designs.

Personality

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Juleka responding in awe to the Horrificator's roar.

Like Marc, Juleka is very timid and nervous around others. She doesn't speak as often as the rest of her classmates, and when she does it is often in a self-conscious mumble. She is rarely particularly expressive, though she will be in some cases, including calling out being through with Kim's "stupid dares" in "Timebreaker".[5] She seems to like scary things, or be unafraid of such, as she is the only student to not fear Horrificator, calling her "awesome" in the episode of the same name. Because of her quiet nature, Juleka feels like no one ever notices her and forgets she is around, but she is aware that there are people that care about her, to whom she expresses compassion and gentleness.

Despite her shyness, Juleka can be brave and supportive towards her friends as seen in "Darkblade", "Befana", and "Gigantitan". She can be affectionate with those she is close to where she shares hugs with her friends as seen in "Gigantitan" and "Frightningale", or cuddling with Rose in "Zombizou".

As Reflekta, she is proud and vengeful. Because no one ever paid attention to her, she wants everyone to look like her so that she will never be unnoticed again. In particular, she wants to transform Chloé because she prevented her from being in the class photo. Without a second thought, she is also ruthless, she even transforms people who are nice to her and notice her, including Rose Lavillant. She is quite vain, constantly telling everyone that they will look better once they look like her and reassures them that they look amazing once they are transformed. Due to this arrogance, she believes her victims like their new looks, when they clearly do not. She is cunning as well, figuring out Ladybug's plan to catch her and persuading a transformed André Bourgeois that she'll turn him back to normal if he tricks Ladybug and Cat Noir into believing he is her.

Abilities

As a civilian

Juleka seems to be skilled at applying makeup, as she is the makeup artist for Nino Lahiffe's short film in "Horrificator". She also knows how to play guitar and is a guitarist in Kitty Section’s band.

As Reflekta

  • The ray shooting out of the jewel.
  • Reflekta shooting a person.
  • One of Reflekta's copies (Chloé) behind Ladybug.
  • Reflekta lifting a locker.

Reflekta is able to shoot rays from the jewel she has on her right wrist, which transforms people into an identical physical copy of herself. Those transformed by her retain their normal voices and minds but do not have her powers or their own abilities, and they are immune to subsequent hits from her ray. She is implied to be able to reverse the transformations as well, as she says to Hawk Moth that she will take care of getting Cat Noir's ring after getting the Ladybug Miraculous, despite having transformed him, and she promises André Bourgeois that she'll turn him back to normal in exchange for his cooperation.

She also seems to be able to float, as seen when she jumps around, and she is very strong and fast, quickly throwing multiple lockers in front of a door in the span of a couple of seconds and breaking free from a basketball hoop around her body.

Family

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Relationships

Rose Lavillant

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Juleka listening to Rose talk about Prince Ali after giving her a tissue.

Juleka is best friends with Rose, and Juleka cares about her. While the quieter of the two, Juleka enjoys listening to Rose, like when Rose is gushing about Prince Ali in "Princess Fragrance", and she will speak up for her when it's definitely needed, complimenting Rose's notebook and Rose herself in "The Notebook". She doesn't believe Rose about breaking her photo curse in "Reflekta", and after being locked out of the photo, she sadly tells Rose to forget about her before running away. But later, after Rose and Marinette prove her wrong about the curse, Juleka is deeply happy about it.

In "Zombizou", Juleka is seen cuddling and comforting Rose after her close call with Zombizou's minions, Rose kisses Juleka under the control of Zombizou, It is speculated that Rose kissed Juleka on the lips because of the way Juleka is holding her lips after Rose kissed her; At the end of the episode the two are even holding hands and even share a hug after they are returned to normal. In "Reverser", they both are a part of the same Art Club. In "Catalyst", Juleka was shocked when Rose was reakumatized.

They even play Super Penguino together mentioned in "Oblivio"

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

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Juleka in a photo with Rose and Marinette.

A friend to Marinette, Juleka likes her and her kindness. In "Darkblade", Juleka supports Marinette's run as class representative and mumbles an incomprehensible request she would like if Marinette wins. After countless times of bad photos for Juleka, Marinette helps her break the pattern in "Reflekta", even after Chloé ruins Juleka's attempt to be in the class photo. Getting good pictures of herself and her friends with her at the Place des Vosges, Juleka graciously thanks Marinette for helping her.

In "Befana", Juleka finds Marinette cool as she works with her friends to defend her. In "Gigantitan", Juleka like the others already know that Marinette has a crush on Adrien and approves of it. She works with her friends to help Marinette plan a date with Adrien but when Marinette turns Adrien's offer down, Juleka has confidence in her friend that she'll get there someday. After the Scarlet Army's defeat, Juleka attended the picnic they had for Marinette.

She asked Marinette if she could be her model, but while the photoshoot was underway, Juleka became angry with her when she didn't let her fully explain leading to her being akumatized into Reflekta. During "Reflekdoll" and seeing her revenge on her after she was deakumatized Juleka forgave Marinette and accepted her offer once again. In "Ladybug", Juleka like her classmates knew that Marinette would never cheat or steal and was sad that she was expelled from school leading to Juleka almost being akumatized again.


With Ladybug, Juleka is grateful for the superhero and believes in her ability to save the day with Cat Noir. In "Gigantitan", she even works with Alya and the others to help Ladybug get out of the villain's grip. As Reflekta, she isn't pleased with Ladybug's interference with her plans, and she works to keep one step ahead of her schemes.

Alya Césaire

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Juleka and Rose with Alya.

Alya is another one of Juleka's friends. She, Alya, and Marinette work together to cheer up Rose after Chloé upsets her in "The Notebook". She also agrees to Alya's plan for them and Rose to help Marinette and her parents finish their large order of macaroons in "Busy Day".

As friends Juleka enjoys hanging out with Alya seen in "Gigantitan" where she helped Alya plan a date between Adrien and Marinette. In "Syren", they spend time with their friends at the movies and pose as extras in Clara's video in "Frightningale".

Chloé Bourgeois

Juleka dislikes Chloé and her rudeness towards everyone. Because Chloé prevents her from being in the class photo, Juleka falls into despair and cries, lamenting that she'll never be in a photo as long as Chloé finds a way to keep her out. Beyond that incident, Juleka is displeased with Chloé insulting Rose's notebook in "The Notebook".

During her time as Reflekta, she makes it one of her first objectives to punish Chloé by insulting her looks and transforming her into one of her replicas.

History

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Trivia

  • The name Juleka means "beauty".
    • Part of the Jule means "Jewel" in French,
      • In the Serbian dub, her name is changed to Julija.
      • In Brazilian version, her name in some episodes is changed to Juleika.
  • Juleka's surname Couffaine is a combination of "couffin" (French for "coffin") and the French suffix "-aine" (meaning "of or from a place"), ultimately meaning "of/from the coffin".
  • Reflekta (Juleka's akumaztized villain name) may be a reference to the Reflekta camera.
  • Juleka's earlier concept design was different in many ways, including her shorter purple hair, black and white-striped leggings, and dark purple boots.[6]
    • She also owned a purple bass guitar with a pink strap.
  • In Mr. Pigeon, during the derby hat competition, Juleka and Rose Lavillant are standing next to a derby hat with gears attached to it, suggesting one of them or both made the hat.
  • In "The Evillustrator" she sits next to Nathaniel in science class instead of sitting next to Rose as she usually does.
  • In "Copycat" and "Rogercop", Juleka is wearing white clothes instead of her usual dark gray clothes.
  • In the theme song, Juleka's face is blocked by Nino Lahiffe's hand, foreshadowing the conflict in her episode "Reflekta".
  • In "Reflekta", Juleka and Rose reveal that they think that Juleka has a curse that prevents her from looking nice in photos. At the end of the episode, they believe it's been broken thanks to Marinette Dupain-Cheng and their classmates.
  • Juleka negates Cat Noir's Cataclysm with her powers by transforming him into her image, making his Miraculous disappear and preventing him from touching anything with Cataclysm.
    • In "Reflekta," Juleka reveals that she hates cats.
    • She owns and sometimes wears a glove on her right hand with a small mirror or makeup compact attached to it as seen in "Reflekta".
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      Juleka's partially obscured face in the theme song

  • While Luka has blue tips at the end of his hair, Juleka has purple tips at the end of her hair.
  • All the Couffaine's names so far end with "-ka".
    • However, it is actually a pun, as a matter of fact in French it sounds like "acouphène" which means "tinnitus".
  • Scarlet Reflekta briefly reappears in "Ladybug (episode)",but she is quickly de-akumatized

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Reoccurring Miraculous holders

Chloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeAlya Césaire/Rena RougeLuka Couffaine/ViperionMax Kanté/PegasusNino Lahiffe/CarapaceLê Chiến Kim/King Monkey

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Guardians

Wang Fu

Kwamis

BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

Previous Miraculous holders

Ancient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Ox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian LadybugAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderBọ rùaCernunnosLa CoccinelleHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaJeanne d'ArcLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudekudekuPiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe Gozen

Future Miraculous holders

AspikBrazilian Miraculous holderDragon BugFuture Queen BeeFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderJade TurtleAlix Kubdel/BunnyxLady NoirMister BugMultimouseMultimouse with Fox MiraculousSnake NoirKagami Tsurugi/Ryuko

Non-Miraculous superheroes
Doorman (hero)Camilla Hombee/VictoryKnightowlMajestiaSparrowUncanny ValleyUnnamed superheroes
Villains
Main villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothAkumaNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaThe BubblerCaptain HardrockCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • The EvillustratorFrightningaleFrozerGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHorrificatorIkari GozenKung FoodLady WifiMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorThe MimeMiraculerOblivioParty CrasherThe PharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragranceThe PuppeteerOni-ChanQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReplayReverserRiposteRobostusRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSilurusSimon SaysStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTimebreakerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaWeredadZombizou

Other villains

Trash Krakken

Unknown and/or future villains

Apkli • Cat Blanc • Dr. Sadness • Hawk Moth (future) • Ignoblia • KwamibusterLoveaterMiracle Queen • Pain and Tears • Monsieur RatStartrainTimetaggerTrio of Punishers

Other characters
Teenagers

Miss Bustier's class (Ivan BruelJuleka CouffaineMylène HaprèleAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi)
AdamAliMarc AncielAurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean DuparcOndineKagami TsurugiWayhem

Children

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackKenyaChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteArletteArt teacherThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaBanana ManThéo BarbotAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisBreakerCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengWang ChengChris (performer)Clara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainFire captainFishermanGhetto BlasterAndré GlacierSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleHowardJørgenKenya's fatherKillabeeMr. KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirLila's motherMaidMs. MendeleievMetal Face DMrs. MichelleClara NightingalePhilippePrince Ali's chaperonePublic EnemyRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingBob RothSanta ClausSarahShaolin SoulJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincent (Adrien's photographer)Wealthy womanXY

Animals

FangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)MageOrder of the Guardians

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Lindalee RoseSabine's motherVivica

Non-canon characters
Félix AgresteUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodieMercury) • Dany Boon

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