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But what if [Nathaniel] doesn't like it? I'll be so embarrassed. I'll have to change schools so I'll never run into him again.

—Marc Anciel, Reverser

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Marc Anciel is a student at Collège Françoise Dupont.[4] In "Reverser", after Nathaniel disregards him and his writing, he is akumatized by Hawk Moth into Reverser, an inverting supervillain.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Marc is at average height and has a somewhat feminine appearance, with messy black hair, jade green eyes with visible lashes, thick eyebrows, pink lips, and a slender face with a pointed chin.

Civilian attire

He wears a red hooded jacket with white drawstrings and a white section on the back of the hood, lined with pink material. Underneath he wears a V-neck tie-dye shirt. He also appears to wear black fingerless gloves, ripped dark grey jeans with silver studs along the pockets and around the waist with a silver buckle, and black boots. His nails are painted black and he has a black choker around his neck.

As Reverser

Reverser is in a checkerboard patterned outfit. The left side of the outfit has solid black markings, like on the upper head, arm, fingers, chest, torso, and leg. On the right side, the lower head, palm, teeth and half of a circle on the chest are black. Reverser's weapon is a small black and white paper airplanes that can reverse the abilities or the personality of the person who is hit. He rides on a large paper hoverboard.

Personality

Like Juleka, Marc is very shy and nervous around others. This is shown when Marinette pulls Marc into the art room to introduce him to everyone. He is also quite shy in front of his first friend at the school, Marinette, refusing to show her his stories. He likes to write stories (particularly about Ladybug and Nathaniel) but is sheepish and self-conscious when people read them. When he runs away in embarrassment out of the art room, he drops his notebook and Marinette picks it up and reads it. When she hands the notebook back to him later on, Marc immediately turns red. Like Marinette, he is clumsy and kind.

As Reverser, he is demanding and clever, realizing that Ladybug's graceful agility made her difficult to strike. He endangered civilians in order to make Ladybug an easy target when she went to help the affected cyclist. He is also confident, leaning on a bit overconfident. After he struck Ladybug and Cat Noir with his airplanes, he sees the heroes as harmless and believed he had time to obtain his revenge on Nathaniel and Marinette before dealing with them.

Abilities

As Marc

Marc is an excellent creative story writer. His Ladybug stories, based on Nathaniel's drawings, impress Marinette (the real Ladybug) so much that she pushes him to work with Nathaniel to make the Ladybug/Mighty Illustrator comic. Since the two of them complete the comic, it is implied that Marc's writing skills are strong enough for him to write well in script style as well as in short story style.

As Reverser

Reserver has enhanced physical characteristics: speed, agility and strength. Reverser rides on a large paper hoverboard, which has the ability to fly around at will. He can also make small black and white paper airplanes with the ability to reverse the abilities or a personality trait to its opposite, by calling out what trait he wishes to reverse. Notable examples are when he made Ladybug become extremely clumsy after hitting her with a paper plane, or when he made Cat Noir a coward. This can also affect specific actions, as Reverser was able to make André Bourgeois bring the trash containers in space back to Earth.

Relationships

Nathaniel Kurtzberg

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Marc is amazed by Nathaniel's drawings.

Marc often looks at Nathaniel's drawings online and uses them for inspiration for his stories. He is delighted when he gets a chance to see them in person. When Marinette suggests showing Nathaniel his writings so they can make a comic book together, Marc fears what might happen if Nathaniel doesn't like his stories, so he takes Marinette's offer of showing the book without saying who wrote it. But when Nathaniel angrily rejects Marc's offer of making a comic book together after mistakenly believing that the latter was playing a joke on him. Marc ends up getting so upset that he is akumatized by Hawk Moth. However, after he is deakumatized, the misunderstanding is cleared up, and the two create a comic book together.

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Marc and Nathaniel continue to work together.

They can be seen together in later episodes such as "Frozer" and "Mayura". In "Frozer", as Adrien is looking at each of the school's couples, Nathaniel and Marc are seen sitting on the staircase together looking at a book. In "Mayura", Nathaniel places his hands on Marc's shoulders as they all cheer for Marinette which shows that their bond has deepened and that there is a high level of trust between the two. From the way Marc acts around and talks about Nathaniel, it can be inferred that Marc has a "fondness" toward him; this was later confirmed on Twitter by Feri.[8][9]

As Reverser, he seeks revenge on Nathaniel for the emotional pain caused by his rejection. His intent is to reverse Nathaniel into being willing to make the comic book.

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

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Marc is shy about sharing his stories with Marinette.

Marc appears to be on good terms with Marinette, but he is shy about showing his writings to her. Regardless, he takes her advice of teaming up with Nathaniel to create a comic book and allows her to give Nathaniel his writing without saying who wrote it. However, after a misunderstanding, Marc believes that Marinette is meddlesome and a liar. After he is deakumatized, though, he is no longer mad at her and along with Nathaniel dedicates their first Ladybug comic book to her.

Marc appears to be a fan of Ladybug and often writes stories inspired by her fights against akumatized villains. Also in "Frightningale", he wears a Ladybug mask in Clara Nightingale's music video.

As Reverser, he targets Marinette, believing (partly correctly) that it is her fault that Nathaniel rejected him. His intent is to reverse her into being hated by everyone. However, he doesn't like her interfering with his plans. His strategic talent leads him to realize that he can force her into a vulnerable situation by targeting innocent bystanders, making her defend them.

Sightings

Episodes


Trivia

  • Marc made his first appearance in "Frightningale" as a dancer for Clara Nightingale's music video alongside Nathaniel, Mylène, Ivan, and Sabrina.[5]
  • His first name was revealed in a UK episode synopsis on May 19, 2018.[4]
  • His akumatized form was first seen in a photo taken by Jeremy Zag of the show's production for Season 2.[6]
  • On May 21, 2018, Thomas Astruc revealed on Twitter that a (at the time unspecified) character was based on a personal friend of his named Hope Morphin, who is genderfluid and bisexual.[7] A few hours after "Reverser" premiered on Family Channel, Morphin themself revealed that the character Astruc was referring to was Marc, and also that Marc is androgynous.[8] Feri González confirmed this,[9] and also later confirmed on Twitter that Marc identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community and has "fondness" for Nathaniel.[10][11]
    • Marc's full name, Marc Anciel, is a play on the French word "arc-en-ciel", which translates to "rainbow" in English. This wordplay both references his multicolored outfit and his being a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Hope Morphin has confirmed that Marc's three favorite animals are the sheep, peacock, and goat.[12]
  • His visible eyelashes and pink lips may imply that he wears makeup.
  • Reverser appears another time in "Gamer 2.0" for Gamer's powers.

Gallery

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

Future Miraculous holders

Adrien Agreste/Aspik/Mister Bug/Snake NoirAlix Kubdel/BunnyxBrazilian Miraculous holderFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderFuture Queen BeeKagami Tsurugi/RyukoMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Dragon Bug/Lady Noir/MultimouseWang Fu/Jade Turtle

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

Sentimonsters

Butterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterLadybugLollipop MonsterReflekdoll

Other villains

Trash Krakken

Unknown and/or future villains

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

Parisians
Teenagers

Miss Bustier's class (Ivan BruelJuleka CouffaineMylène HaprèleAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi) • AdamMarc AncielAurore BeauréalMireille CaquetLuka CouffaineJean DuparcOndineKagami TsurugiVivicaWayhem

Children

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteArletteArt teacherThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaMr. BananaThéo BarbotAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengChris (performer)Clara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainFire captainFishermanAndré GlacierSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleMr. KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirLila's motherMaidMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleClara NightingalePhilippeRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingBob RothSanta ClausSarahJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincent (Adrien's photographer)XY

Animals

FangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Claudie KantéLindalee Rose

Other characters
Teenagers

Ali

Children

Kenya

Adults

BreakerWang ChengGhetto BlasterHowardJørgenKenya's fatherKillabeeMetal Face DPrince Ali's chaperonePublic EnemyShaolin SoulWealthy woman

Characters from the past

MageOrder of the Guardians

Future characters

Sabine's mother

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

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