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Music is often simpler than words.

—Luka, "Captain Hardrock"

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Luka Couffaine is a character who appears in the second season of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. He is the older brother of Juleka Couffaine and a new student at Collège Françoise Dupont, who attracts the attention of Marinette Dupain-Cheng.[3][4][5]

In "Silencer", when Bob Roth threatens Marinette after she accuses him of stealing Kitty Section's idea for XY's new song, he is akumatized by Hawk Moth into Silencer, a voice-stealing supervillain.

In "Desperada", after Adrien Agreste gives up being Aspik for not being able to help Ladybug against the titular villain, she gives Luka the Snake Miraculous. When the Miraculous is inhabited by Sass, he becomes Viperion, a snake-themed superhero who helps Ladybug and Cat Noir during "particularly difficult missions" in Season 3.


Appearance

Physical appearance

Luka has medium-length black hair that has dyed teal blue tips, light blue aqua eyes, pale pink lips and a Roman nose.

Civilian attire

His attire includes a white shirt with a black Jagged Stone imprint and black jeans ripped at the knee. He also wears a brown leather bracelet, yellow and orange wristbands, and his fingernails are painted black. He has a sky blue jacket with a navy blue hoodie underneath, as well as black high top converse with multi-colored splotches. He wears a black ring with silver outlining on his left pointer finger and black gauges in his ears.

As Silencer

He has blue skin and he wears a pink, black and yellow-ish outfit with a jagged mouth on his helmet.

As Viperion

He wears a black and cyan suit, appearing to be slender and muscular. His suit has a snake texture along with the same kind of underbelly like a snake and has cyan colored mask around his eyes. His eyes also change from aqua to green as does his hair highlights. His weapon appears to be a lyre.

Personality

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Luka explains that he tends to make more sense with his guitar.

Unlike Juleka, Luka is a calm boy who has a mixed personality of being playful, charming, mature and flirtatious. He is skilled at reading people's emotions and expressing it through music.

Luka is very kind and generous, especially towards Marinette Dupain-Cheng by cheering her up in "Captain Hardrock". In the episode "Frozer", Luka seems to be a easygoing and relaxed boy as he kindly helps Marinette tie her laces on her figure skates and doesn't react when she kisses him on the cheek.

However, in "Silencer", Luka shows that sometimes he can lose his calm, happening when he feels that he and mainly his friends are being wronged, like when Bob Roth stole Kitty Section's music, dance and outfits and claimed them to be XY's. Despite everything, he tries to retain his cool, only getting really mad when Bob threatened Marinette.

Like Adrien, he's also supportive and encouraging towards others like his sister Juleka in "Reflekdoll". Adrien describes him as brave, caring and determined.


As Viperion, most of Luka's personality remains the same like his caring and helpfulness as he tried to save Carapace by taking Party Crasher's attacks.
He also is calm, focused, observant and he's not afraid to give suggestions or ideas to others.


As Silencer, his main goal is to make Bob Roth tell the truth regarding the fact he stole the Kitty Section's song as he takes the voices of anyone that could serve his purposes or get in his way. However, he still retains his care and love for Marinette, as she was the only person whose voice he spared and he reassured her he would make "justice" for her and Kitty Section.

Abilities

As a civilian

Luka is excellent at playing his guitar and creating melodies through people's emotions. In "Frozer", he is also good at ice skating and fairly strong as he can lift Marinette with ease.

As Silencer

Silencer can steal people's voices by touching their lips with his two fingers and making a shushing motion; the voice will then escape from the person as a jellyfish-like entity. Once their voices are out, he can store them inside his mask and then he can talk with them using his hands. If his power is used on a Miraculous holder, he can render them virtually powerless unless he says the invocations in their place.

As Viperion

Viperion has much more enhanced skills, such as speed, agility, and strength, and he is almost invulnerable to physical damage. Like a snake, he also has enhanced senses like hearing and smell as well as infrared vision and possibly the ability to feel vibrations but it is yet to be seen.

His special power, Second Chance, allows him to reverse time and change the outcome of an event, in which the power activates by sliding his finger on his Miraculous. He is able to go back to the first moment he activated his power as many times as he wants before the snake's head returns to it's original position.

Relationships

Juleka Couffaine

Juleka is Luka's younger sister. They are very close with one another, and are also a part of the same band, Kitty Section.

In "Reflekdoll", more of their relationship is seen, as Juleka has told Luka her desire to model Marinette's designs and how insecure she was in asking her and doing it. Luka has shown to be very understanding towards her dreams and fears and is also encouraging, as he encouraged her to ask Marinette to be her model.


Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug 

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Luka playing his guitar for Marinette.

Marinette and Luka first meet in "Captain Hardrock" and Luka falls in love with her at first sight.[6] His mother sends her down to go get him to rehearse with the band. Marinette, who is still bothered by Adrien not coming, and not knowing who Luka is or what he looks like, is startled by him as he opens his eyes, and starts to stutter and mix up her words. He simply teases her playfully about her stuttering but immediately regrets it when she frowns, embarrassed. Reacting to her frown, he apologizes and begins to play his guitar. Her warming up to him as she listens to him play the guitar, he believes that music is "often simpler than words". As a memento, he lets her keep a guitar pick of Jagged Stone that she admires, leaves her in thought, calling her a "funny girl" with a sweet hidden smile. Luka and Marinette exchange sweet glances to each other when Alya Césaire notices Marinette's interest in Luka immediately and teases her about it. He compliments Marinette throughout the time he has with her, helps her escape and hide, and is also worried about her when he talks to Ladybug. Finding out Marinette is safe he calls her "unbelievably brave", and Marinette, as Ladybug, blushes at his comment. Luka spends time with her in "Frozer" when she begins to doubt her relationship pursues of Adrien Agreste offering her support while at the ice rink. Afterwards he isn't fazed when Marinette thanks him by kissing him on the cheek.

In "Silencer", his care for Marinette is so strong that when he witnesses Bob Roth threaten her, he gets angry enough to be prone to akumatization. Even as Silencer, he retains his care for her, sparing her voice and promising to bring justice for her and Kitty Section.

He spends more time with her in "Desperada", where he teaches her to play his guitar.


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Ladybug blushes at Luka's comment.

Luka appears to respect Ladybug. When Ladybug unties him in "Captain Hardrock", he asks her about Marinette, to which Ladybug tells him that she's safe and was the one who alerted her to the situation. In "Mayura", he participates in the Parisian rebellion in order to help Ladybug and Cat Noir in defeating Hawk Moth.

During "Desperada", he was very brave to help Ladybug escape from the titular villain receiving her thanks. Under Adrien's recommendation, he was given the Snake Miraculous by her.

As Viperion, like the other heroes on the team he follows Ladybug's lead without question.

Calmly observing the situation he was opened to giving the heroine his ideas and helped his allies devise a plan to defeat Desperada.


However, as Silencer, he gets annoyed with Ladybug interfering with his plans and has no qualms about taking her voice away.

Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir

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Luka helps Adrien up.

Luka doesn't know Adrien too well, but when he meets Adrien in "Captain Hardrock", Luka welcomes him into the band. In "Frozer", Luka notices that Marinette seems to have feelings for Adrien and advises her to talk to him. He also attends Adrien's boys only party and helps clean up the mess after it in "Party Crasher".

He does his best to keep Adrien hidden from the titular villain after awhile, he got worried about him and was relieved that he was found. Seeing that Adrien wasn't the right choice for the jewel, Luka took his recommendation of using the Snake Miraculous wondering what he missed. After Desperada's defeat the two were playing music together.


Despite not meeting Cat Noir in person like Ladybug he appears to respect the hero and takes in the Paris Rebellion showing his support towards him in "Mayura".

He also works alongside the hero following his lead in battling the party villain in "Party Crasher".

As his alter ego Viperion in "Desperada", he meets Cat Noir for the first time and the two get along very well and was open to giving him his ideas.


As Silencer, he gets annoyed with Cat Noir interfering with his plans and has no qualms about taking his voice away.

Bob Roth

When Bob steals Kitty Section's idea for XY's new song, Luka goes along with Marinette Dupain-Cheng to angrily confront him. Though he attempts to retain his cool, upon witnessing Bob threaten Marinette, he becomes so angry that he gets akumatized. As Silencer, his main goal is to force Bob to admit that he stole Kitty Section's idea on live TV.

Nino Lahiffe/Carapace

Luka doesn't know Nino too well, even though they are both into music, as well as Luka attending the boys only party Nino put together for Adrien, and had stayed behind to help him and the others clear the "aftermath" of it in "Party Crasher".

As their alter egos, Viperion uses his marked position of Second Chance so he could go back in time to prevent Carapace from getting captured by Party Crasher.

Max Kanté/Pegasus

Luka doesn't know Max too well, even though Luka later attended the boys only party that Max and a small number of his friends helped Nino put together for Adrien, and had stayed behind to help them clear the "aftermath" of it in "Party Crasher".

As their alter egos, Viperion and Pegasus fight beside each other as a team, with Ladybug, Cat Noir and the rest of their Miraculous holder allies. Pegasus shows concern for Viperion when he gets captured by Party Crasher.

Lê Chiến Kim/King Monkey

Luka doesn't know Kim too well, even though Luka later attended the boys only party that Kim and a small number of his friends helped Nino put together for Adrien, and had stayed behind to help them clear the "aftermath" of it in "Party Crasher".

As their alter egos, Viperion and King Monkey fight beside each other as a team, with Ladybug, Cat Noir and the rest of their Miraculous holder allies.


Family

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Juleka Couffaine

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    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



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Sightings

Episodes


Trivia


  • The name Luka means "light" in Latin.
    • In the Russian dub, his name is changed to Luke.
  • Luka'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".
  • Luka was first revealed in a French synopsis for Season 2 on Le Figaro.[3]
    • He was later revealed to be Juleka Couffaine's older brother in a Brazilian synopsis for Season 2 on O Universo da TV.[5]
      • According to Thomas Astruc, Luka is approximately two years older than Juleka. [7]
  • According to Feri González, Luka is a handsome boy and people "are going to fall in love with him."[8]
    • She also noted that both Luka and Kagami Tsurugi are "charming, rounded characters" who are not limited to roles as alternate love interests.[9]
  • 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".
  • Viperion was first revealed in concept art shown at the 2018 Comic Con Experience panel on December 6, 2018.[10]
  • Viperion's name is likely a portmanteau of viper (a family of venomous snakes) and Hyperion, a Titan of Greek mythology associated with the sun and daytime.
    • In Greek mythology, the priestess of the oracle at Delphi was known as Pythia, stemming from the giant snake slain by Apollo (another god of the sun) "in the strength of Hyperion (day)."
      • Apollo is also known to have a lyre.
  • Luka is the second known character to use the Snake Miraculous by itself, the first being Adrien.
  • As of "Desperada", Luka is the eighth person to become an akumatized villain and a Miraculous holder, excluding Gabriel Agreste, who akumatized himself.
  • In "Desperada", he claims to have been playing the guitar since he was a baby.


Gallery

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References

  1. https://www.twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/981480463243055105?p=v
  2. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg8lzaYnQE-/
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://tvmag.lefigaro.fr/programme-tv/miraculous-les-secrets-de-la-saison-2-de-ladybug-et-chat-noir_d32cc720-a2c3-11e7-b619-f944cd28c6f6/
  4. http://adala-news.fr/2017/09/le-plein-dinformations-sur-lanime-miraculous-ladybug-saison-2/ (translated by Tumblr fan official-ladybug)
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.ouniversodatv.com/2017/10/gloob-estreia-novos-episodios-de.html#axzz4ukj8DxGx
  6. https://twitter.com/Winny_BayDay/status/1060158383221805056
  7. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/981480463243055105
  8. https://twitter.com/MiraculousMX/status/916773746941267968
  9. https://twitter.com/dAFerisae/status/917205120462471168
  10. https://twitter.com/MiraculousINTL/status/1070793485802827776

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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

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