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In the daytime, I'm Marinette, just a normal girl with a normal life. But there's something about me that no one knows yet, 'cause I have a secret.

—Marinette, Theme Song

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Marinette Dupain-Cheng is the primary protagonist of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. She is a student in Miss Bustier's class at Collège Françoise Dupont in Paris, France, and a budding fashion designer who wants to have her own brand one day.[71] With the Ladybug Miraculous, when inhabited by Tikki, Marinette transforms into the superheroine Ladybug, gaining the power of creation to stop Hawk Moth and his akumatized villains.[72][73] She is the leader of the French Miraculous superhero team.

In "Syren", Master Wang Fu translates an old spellbook and finds a way to make the miraculouses form into different power-ups. He finds the aqua mode as on power-up and Marinette uses it, she becomes Aqua Bug, Ladybug but she can breath underwater and has a special aqua suit.

In "Reflekdoll", Marinette temporary obtains the Cat Miraculous, which, when inhabited by Plagg, will be able to transform her into black cat-themed superheroine Lady Noire[74][75][76], gaining the power of destruction.[77]

In "Kwamibuster", after Tikki is captured by the eponymous villain, Marinette wears multiple Miraculouses but activates the Mouse Miraculous to become Multimouse, a mouse-themed superhero. In the same episode, Multimouse's various copies transform with the Mouse Miraculous combined with the Ladybug, Cat, and Fox Miraculous[77] to become Multibug, Multinoir,[78] and Multifox respectively.

In "Feast", after defeating the sentimonster that was controlled by Hawk Moth and Mayura, Master Fu began to train Marinette in order to pass his title to her as the New Guardian of the Miraculouses.

In "Ladybug", after being expelled from school for being framed by Lila Rossi, she is nearly akumatized by Scarlet Moth into Princess Justice. However, her akumatization is interrupted because of Nathalie Sancoeur's illness from the damaged Peacock Miraculous, and it is only half completed.

In "Miracle Queen," after Miracle Queen brainwashes the temporary Miraculous holders to be her slaves, Marinette wears the Dragon Miraculous combined with the Ladybug Miraculous she already owns to become Dragon Bug.[77] Since then, Marinette became the new Guardian of the Miraculouses after Master Fu relinquishes his role as Guardian and passes it to her.

In "Gang of Secrets", after defeating the titular group with some help from Lady Wifi, whom rejects Hawk Moth's negative emotions, Marinette is able to confide in her friends and apologize for not telling them what was wrong with her. But Alya knows there's something more to Marinette's story, so she stays behind, and eventually after breaking down, Marinette tells Alya that she is, in fact, Ladybug.

In "Mr. Pigeon 72", after defeating the villain with the same name and with some help from Plagg and Rena Rouge, Ladybug is able to expand the limits of her power, gaining a new costume and the ability to create magical charms that are able to protect people from reakumatizations or reamokizations.

In "Optigami", to immobilize Style Queen, Marinette unifies the Bee Miraculous with the Ladybug Miraculous to become Lady Bee.[79][80] It is also revealed that Alya is Marinette's heir presumptive to becoming guardian of the Miracle Box.

In "Sentibubbler", in order to free herself from the bubble the titular Sentimonster put her in and to take the amokized coffee cup Shadow Moth is using to control Sentibubbler, Marinette unifies the Horse Miraculous with the Ladybug Miraculous to become Pegabug.[81]

In "Strikeback", after mistakenly believing Felix to be Adrien, Marinette unifies the Ladybug, Horse and Rabbit Miraculous, becoming Pennybug, to reach him in the train and travel in time to figure out Risk's akumatized item. However, the mistake of giving a Miraculous to Félix results on him to betray her, stealing her yo-yo and giving it to his uncle, Gabriel Agreste, for the Peacock Miraculous, causing him to obtain all the Miraculous in the Chinese Miracle Box, except for hers and Cat Noir's.


Physical appearance

Marinette is a quarter French and a quarter Italian (by her father's side) and half Chinese (by her mother's side) slender teenage girl of average height with a slightly light skin tone, medium-length black hair with blue reflections that is always seen tied back in pigtails, pink lips[82], bluebell eyes[83], and light freckles on both sides and the bridge of her nose.

In "Cat Blanc" and "Heart Hunter", when Marinette has her hair down, the full length of her hair reaches down to her shoulders.

Civilian attire

Marinette wears a very dark gray blazer with rolled-up sleeves; the inside of the blazer is lined in white with light fuchsia polka dots, and it has black trimming. Underneath, she wears a pink t-shirt with black stitching and a flower design below the collar. The design itself has pink flowers and black leaves. She wears pink rolled-up jeans and light pink ballet flats with reddish brown soles. She also sports black earrings that also serve as her Miraculous when Tikki inhabits them. She often wears a light pink purse with a thin black strap over her right shoulder. She also wears her Kwagatama necklace under her t-shirt.[84]

As Ladybug

Marinette transforming to Ladybug.

She wears a red superhero jumpsuit covered in black spots and with a black collar/turtleneck. According to Marinette in "Marinette's Double Life", her suit is made out of indestructible fabric. When not in use, she keeps her yo-yo around her hips with a red string. On her face is a red mask with five black spots that are in a symmetrical design, and the waterlines of her eyes are colored black. Her earrings are red with five black spots in a quincunx pattern, and the bands holding her hair back become red ribbons, resembling a ladybug's antennas or a ladybug flying when she's moving.

Ladybug's modified suit.

As of "Mr. Pigeon 72", when Ladybug uses her Lucky Charm most of her costume remains the same except she has solid black coloring on her hands, bottom of her feet, her waist to upper thighs and arms where the spots are inverted. Her collar turns swan-necked, and changes from completely black to red with a black lining and a small ladybug shaped zipper connected to the front of her costume similar to Cat Noir's bell. Her pigtails and hair ribbons become longer and gains a pair of blue ribbons but after using her Miraculous Ladybug she reverts back to her normal appearance.

As Lady Noire

The costume of Lady Noire is very similar to Cat Noir; she wears a dark gray catsuit with fluorescent green accents on her knees, forearms, waist, and neck. She has black gloves on her forearms with claws and a fluorescent green band that goes down a bit and a black ball, and her black collar is a little open at the neck and has a fluorescent green band that goes down to the poitrine and a black ball in the lower part of the neck. Around the waist, a black belt with a fluorescent green band in the middle at the right leg, a black button with a fluo-green cat, and a fluorescent green son with a black ball hanging. Her black fluo-green boots go all the way up to the knee, a small flowing green band in the heel, and end with small black triangular platform shoes. She has floor-length black hair that is styled in a single braid, which makes it look like a tail (similar to cat noir's belt). She also has cat ears on her head with fluorescent green accents, and a black mask. Lady Noire has green eyes the same as Cat Noir, with green sclera and slitted pupils. Like her yo-yo, Lady Noire keeps her staff attached to her hip when not in use.

As Multimouse

Multimouse wears a gray, pink and black bodysuit. She wears her hair in Odango-style twin buns, which resemble mouse ears. She also wears her Miraculous, a necklace, around her neck. Her mask is gray at the top and pink with a black border at the bottom. She wears black gloves that are a little above her elbows and have a thick pink horizontal stripe at the end. She also wears black boots that are above knee-level with a thick pink horizontal stripe.

As Multifox

Multifox essentially looks the same as Multimouse, but all the pink accents on Multimouse become orange, and she has a white section on her chest similar to Rena Rouge as a result of the Fox Miraculous influence. Her head bands also become orange as well.

As Multibug

Multibug essentially looks the same as Multimouse, but her suit gains black spots on the grey part, and all the pink accents on Multimouse become red as a result of the Ladybug Miraculous influence. Her mask also gets five black spots that are in a symmetrical design, and the pink section becomes red. Her head bands turn red as well.

As Multinoir

Multinoir essentially looks the same as Multimouse, but all the pink accents on Multimouse become black as a result of the Cat Miraculous influence. The pink section of her mask also becomes black. Her head bands become black as well.

As Dragon Bug

Dragon Bug wears a suit with traits from both Ladybug and Ryuko's design, with the right side being red with black spots with a yellow outline with a black line with a yellow outline wrapping around the leg and the forearm and ending on the foot and the hand, respectively. The left side is black with red spots with a yellow outline, but with the leg and the forearm being red with the same line, but ending on the ankle and wrist, respectively. She has a black collar/turtleneck with a yellow edge (where she has the Dragon Miraculous), and on her chest, over a black spot, she has the images that represent the three elements she controls: lightning, air, and water. On the back of her head, she has four red dragon-like horns (two pairs of conjoined horns on each side) with black tips with a thick yellow outlining and, on her back, she has a holder for her sword. On her face, she wears a red mask around her eyes with three spots and a yellow and black outline at the base of the sides.

As Lady Bee

She wears a suit that possesses traits from both the Ladybug and Bee Miraculouses. Most of her suit is red with black spots that have a yellow outline and a black line at the front of her body. The area of the hips, the upper arm, half of the foreharm and collar are black with yellow stripes at the edges. The upper half of her mask is red with black spots with a yellow outline and the lower half is yellow and black. She wears her hair back in a ponytail which is curled to resemble a bee's stinger at the ends, tied with a black hairband, with two black antennae-like ribbons sticking out from the hairband, and a streak of yellow hair curled into the end of her ponytail, along with a small streak of red. She wears both the yo-yo and the spinning top around the hips when not using them.

As Pegabug

Pegabug wears a suit that possesses traits from both the Ladybug and Horse Miraculouses. Most of her suit is red with black spots, but the front is completely white, with a white horseshoe over her chest. Most of her upper arms and the upper side of her forearms are dark brown, while the rest of the forearm and hands are white with dark brown fingers. Her legs are white with a gradient effect, with black spots with the soles of her feet being dark brown and her face mask remains the same, except for a white middle spot on top of the black one. Her hair is tied in a ponytail with a red hairband with two red antennae-like ribbons sticking out from the hairband and the ends of her ponytail hair are white. She possesses as well two pairs of gold wing-like ornaments with white edges with one pair located on each side of her head and the other on each outer ankle. Her Horseshoe is located on her back, while her Yo-yo is around her waist.

As Pennybug

Pennybug wears a suit that possesses traits from the Ladybug, Horse and Rabbit Miraculouses. Most of her suit is red with black spots, but the front is white still covered by black spots, with a white horseshoe over her chest and a white cotton ball attached to the front of her neck. The hands, forearms, lower part of the arm, feet, legs and thighs are black with white spots, with her having a light blue wing-like ornament with white edges on each outer ankle and big shoulder pads with black spots that has one big white spot at each end. Her hair is tied in two ponytails, each with a bun, along with a rabbit ear-like ornament in the shape of a wing with a light-blue, black and white interior. Her Horseshoe is located on her back, while her Yo-yo is around her waist.

For more of Marinette's outfits and designs, see Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Designs.


Marinette is a sweet, outgoing, young and joyful girl who loves fashion, her friends, family, and Adrien Agreste (her crush), where he describes her as honest, kind, fair, and the type not to cheat. She is very helpful towards those who have insecurities, such as; Juleka Couffaine, who thought she had a "class photo curse," and Marc Anciel, who was too afraid to share his creative writing. According to Clara Nightingale, Marinette has a pure heart. She cares deeply for other people, usually putting their feelings and interests even before her own, in some cases at a personal cost. Despite being genuinely kind, she has her limits, such as when she gets irritated with Chloé Bourgeois to the point that she refuses to continue guarding her against the Evillustrator as Ladybug.

Marinette frustrated at her situation.

Despite her outgoing and sympathetic personality, Marinette struggles with self-confidence and self-esteem. Before being Ladybug, she was more nervous and didn't oppose others, but her confidence grew considerably since then such as talking with Adrien and standing up for others. In urgent situations, she becomes very nervous, clumsy, a bit awkward, and quick to panic which includes approaching her crush, trouble-choosing between her love interests, when in contact with major celebrities if she thinks others do a better job compared to herself, or losing something that will expose her secret identity.

Marinette unintentionally accuses her classmates of theft.

Marinette can act impulsively and irrationally at times, as shown when she deflected the false accusation of "stealing" Chloé's bracelet onto others who are also innocent. She is willing to do several risky tasks in order to protect her image, like erasing an embarrassing message on Adrien's phone by stealing it. Moreso when she expresses jealousy whenever other girls such as Chloé or Lila Rossi flirt with Adrien, even abusing her powers as Ladybug to keep them away or forget to detransform in the first place. However, Marinette learns from her mistakes and becomes a more open-minded, understanding person. She also takes advice from others very well, whether it is family or friends, as seen throughout the series. According to Marinette in "Family", as her civilian self-personality wise, she takes after her father, having her great uncle's creative side and her grandfather's fear of change.

Ladybug preparing to jump and attack.

As Ladybug, Marinette retains many of her alter ego's characteristics, but she is much stronger. Her confidence and bravery come out more prominently.[85] According to Cat Noir, she can be stubborn at times, especially when she isn't easily convinced. While almost all of Ladybug's plans are effective, they tend to be complex and rather bizarre. She is more cautious and careful than Cat Noir, sometimes needing to restrain or stop him from doing hasty acts seen in several episodes. Only in rare occasions she can act hasty, especially if she is in a rush to do something or multiple things at once. She believes that a great superhero always listens to their head, meaning that she isn't easily fooled or swayed by deceptions and lies.

Ladybug strives to rescue everyone, including those akumatized by Hawk Moth. She usually tries to persuade the supervillains to calm down and stop their rampage when she can. She is aware that there is a line between justice and revenge believing that honesty and justice don't mean anything if you're pressured into doing it, like as she did with Bob in "Silencer". She acknowledges that good things come by doing good actions and that not all problems can be solved by wishing them away like Hawk Moth hopes, especially at the expense of hurting the innocent. She also values the lives of others more than material possessions. Similar to her partner, through her lifestyle, she isn't tempted by power because Marinette understands that her life can be great without it.

Marinette takes her image, Miraculous powers and those of others very seriously as Ladybug. Such as when fighting against Hawk Moth's villains, compared to Cat Noir's laid back and goofy personality and more so at Chloé for using her powers to create a fake accident, that could have led to a serious one. Given these traits, Adrien claims that her civilian form is funnier than Ladybug. But she is also sensitive about her image, such as getting annoyed at Chloé playing her alter ego in Clara Nightingale’s music video, little angry when Nora doubted her abilities, and even attacking Miraculer impulsively after the latter tauntingly mimicked her. Although she can get exasperated with Cat Noir if he jokes too much, she handles it calmly at times and enjoys teasing him or others. Similar to Cat Noir, she is clever with her words and occasionally enjoys making puns. According to Marinette in "Family", as her alter ego personality-wise, she takes after her mother and her grandmother Gina's adventurous spirit.

Marinette refuses to let Alya discover her secret identity.

As her alter ego, Marinette strives to keep her personal and superhero lives separate to protect herself and loved ones. Still, she aims to be honest with others in other ways, like with Cat Noir about not having romantic feelings for him and seeking advice from others. No matter of her difficulty tasks, Marinette does everything she can to set things right as Ladybug while keeping up with her everyday responsibilities, like studying, designing something, and more. There are exceptions to the rule such as when she mixed up her duties to her former Master and her personal plans, like her letter to Adrien. She also has occasional problems at inventing excuses about her absences to her friends, teachers, and parents. When off duty like Cat Noir, Ladybug has learned to relax and have fun.[86][87][88][89][90]

As a duo, she is cool, calm, and level-headed, but does let personal matters takeover sometimes as she voiced her frustrations at Cat Noir during a fight leading to her doubts in trusting him during the "New York Special", and then an accident. As time went on Ladybug realized that she and Cat Noir would have to include others in their work with them following her as the leader adopting a caring protective mother figure. Doing so Ladybug doesn't see them as sidekicks but friends and extremely values their support. She is also great at giving advice to others when they need it. Shows great care for them and their loved ones when in danger such as when Chloé and Kagami, were suspended from their team roles as the cost of revealing their identities to Hawk Moth. According to Cat Walker in "Kuro Neko", as team leader, Ladybug doesn't play favorites and cares for everyone equally. Also she learned to take suggestions, ideas and to follow the lead of others when the situation calls for it done in "Stormy Weather" and "Psycomedian", following Cat Noir's lead when she became more aggressive and irrational than normal, fierce boarding reckless.

After taking on guardian duties, Ladybug still continued to accept the help of her allies both old and new understanding that the rules are slowly changing. And yet, she became overprotective of and bordering afraid for Cat Noir, herself and others as well affecting her friendship and partnership with him unknowingly acting like her archenemy by keeping him out of the loop like taking him for granted, calling the other heroes excessively or not trusting him to retrieve the Miraculous from the holders whose identities he knows unaware that he wanted to protect her to but in the opposite direction. She fully realizes that and her other mistakes, after Hawk Moth manages to steal all the Miraculous in the Miracle Box (except for hers and Cat Noir's), feeling immense guilt believing what she deserved until Cat Noir reminds her that she still has him, the faith of all Parisians and ensured her they will retrieve all of the Miraculous, and make sure they are not stolen again inspiring her with the hope to keep fighting.

Despite being Ladybug had allowed her to meet Tikki and save people, Marinette started to grow tired and stressed about keeping her lives separate and having to lie to everyone she loves, causing her to break down and cry to Luka about her problems. While on occasion, she rarely breaks down as Ladybug, often voicing her doubts and mistakes to Cat Noir during their hardest times. She felt more of the strain in her civilian life as she took the mantle of the guardian, causing her to break down, even more, realizing she can't have a love life, be honest with anyone; being condemned to a cage of lies until Shadow Moth is gone.

Speaking of her tasks as the Guardian, Marinette worked relentlessly to decode the grimoire and was very determined to stop Hawk Moth from reakumatizing people. However, she is also more stressed out and struggled to balance everything to the point to where she constantly lied to her parents and friends. Because of this, Marinette started to act out like Gabriel where she resorted to using drastic measures such as not telling Luka the truth and calling off her friendships with her friends, both instances lead to them being akumatized. It was there that Marinette, after breaking off with Luka and making up to her friends, she decided to let Alya in on her secret of being Ladybug. After gaining help from Alya in "Mr. Pigeon 72", she has deeper understanding of her powers and when using it she was happy about protecting people even further. Through it, she has calmed down and started to see the flaws in others. Unlike Hawk Moth, Marinette has let go of past mistakes as she wasn't angry at Master Fu for losing the two Miraculouses leading to now and in "Furious Fu" not blaming herself for Fu's condition knowing that he wouldn't want her to do that as others still needed her. However, because of the big burden she has as the guardian, similar to Master Fu Ladybug becomes very protective of the Miraculous under her care.

And yet, the burden of being the guardian wasn't the only thing that made her behave the way she did it was Hawk Moth's relentless hunting of her and Cat Noir. Over time she had grown more of aware of Hawk Moth's deceptive and super sneaky nature to the point of where she had nightmares and was afraid of what he was going do if he found out when she let others in on her secrets and has the power to back it up. Despite burdening herself to keep everyone else safe she had forgotten it works both ways as no one else wants to see her suffer for them. Because of her archenemy she understood what the other guardians, Miraculous holders and kwamis felt knowing what it's like to hunted.

Unknowingly because of her archenemy, she learned what happens when one obsessess over their own desires and that you not only hurt yourself but others too.

Such as her love obsession causing the kwamis capture and with that being the last straw Marinette gives up her love for Adrien the sake of her people.

As Lady Noire, Marinette retains most of her personality as Ladybug, like her cautiousness and creativity. She takes after her partner's sense of humor, cunning, and charm, with Mister Bug believing that she is the one wearing the clown suit.

Like Adrien when he was Aspik as Multimouse while trying to protect her identity as Ladybug, Marinette is trustworthy, faithful, and clever. However, she pretends to be a klutz and "reveals" her identity in front of Cat Noir.

As her adult alter ego, according to Bunnyx, Marinette will grow into a wise, calm, strong, and confident leader, meaning that she isn't impulsive and irrational. Such as when she comforted Bunnyx, telling her that their fight wasn't over, easily figuring out she had a message from her younger self, and after Timetagger's defeat, she confidently told her younger self that they'll always be able to save the day.


As a civilian

Marinette working on a derby hat.

For a list of things made by Marinette, see List of Marinette's creations.

Marinette has exceptional talent in fashion design, able to sketch ideas in a notebook after getting inspired by her surroundings[91] and sewing by hand or with a machine. She usually wears her own creations and makes clothing for others. She also can create graphic designs using a computer, such as album covers. Her skills in this field are exceptional for an amateur, such as when her pigeon-styled derby hat was good enough to be recognized by the famous professional designer, Gabriel Agreste, despite the fact that she had never made one before. According to Audrey Bourgeois, the harshest fashion critic, she didn't see other talents as great as Gabriel Agreste until she met Marinette. She also wants to become a fashion designer when she grows up.

Since "Reflekdoll", Marinette is working on a website to show off her designs. In "Reverser", she is good at flying a kite. In "Gorizilla" and "Lies", she knows how to drive a remote-controlled helicopter and a drone.

Although she is absent-minded, Marinette is clever and quick-thinking, as shown when she hid her signature in her hat when Chloé stole her design, which exposed her. Many of her friends describe "she is always able to come up with the right plan at the right time". Despite being amnesiac from the effects of Oblivio's powers, she outsmarted the villain while they were looking for her and Adrien. Ladybug's resourcefulness is more obvious when she is figuring out how to utilize her Lucky Charm, most of her plans being outside the box yet risky and complicated. She also has good instincts, as she told Cat Noir, that revealing their identities would have to wait until Hawk Moth was defeated, meaning she understood what her archenemy is capable of if he found out. By putting the clues together, she figured out, despite being deceived, Hawk Moth's identity and also managed to trick Cat Noir into believing she isn't Ladybug. To the point where her instincts have developed so much that even Su-Han had praised it with marks calling it an essential quality for being a guardian. According to her in "Hawk Moth and the Akumatized Villains", due to not knowing what villain will come their way, type of powers they have or how strong said villain is it forces her and the team to adapt shown in "Ephemeral" and countless episodes.

According to Alya, Marinette always gets a high score on school tests. Ms. Bustier said that she had answered each question on the last test correctly.

Even in her civilian form, Marinette has high stamina, endurance, and agility, running long distances without stopping in several episodes. She is naturally flexible, being even more flexible as Ladybug because of her enhanced physical abilities.[92] She is also quite stealthy, frequently sneaking up on Adrien and other people without being noticed. Marinette is very good at sports, being quite good at ice-skating and dancing. She has good reflexes, being on par with Adrien despite fencing for the first time. With practicing from Kagami, Marinette has the potential to be a good fencer.[93] In "Kwamibuster", due to her high stamina, endurance, and mental resistance, Marinette was able to handle the strain and/or use of multiple Miraculous at one time with minor fatigue.

From Master Fu, Marinette learned the history of the kwamis and their Miraculouses. Her knowledge extends to the spells such as the incantation needed for the wish-granting power of the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses. However, as Fu's understanding is limited, Marinette's training might be incomplete.

Marinette is very skilled at video games, easily beating Max at Ultimate Mecha Strike III and getting the highest score in the entire school. While playing with Adrien, she quickly wins the round they were playing. When playing with both boys, while the boys seem to be tense, concentrating really hard, Marinette is the complete opposite. Unlike them, her expression is calm and collected, showing how easy and effortlessly it is for her to win.

As complimented by Adrien, Marinette is an excellent baker. She knows both approaches, modern and traditional, on baking, as well as how to handle cooking facilities. She makes "magicaroons" for Tikki, containing all the power-ups from Miraculous spellbook. In "The Puppeteer", it is revealed that Marinette can whistle. Not as good as Lila, she is adequate at acting or deceiving people, especially akumatized villains, as a part of her plans to defeat and save them.

She is also working on learning Mandarin Chinese with her mother's help.[94] She is learning how to play the guitar with Luka's help.[95]

Due to her spending time with her grandmother, she learned how to ride a scooter bike in "Queen Banana".

As Ladybug

Ladybug has much more enhanced physical abilities, such as speed and agility. These abilities allow her to react to and evade light-based attacks, as well as jump and leap several times her height and length. Similar to a real ladybug, she can climb up and walk on surfaces without her yo-yo.[96] Her increased strength allows her to do things such as using her yo-yo to pull a large robot onto the ground, as well as break Cat Noir's nearly unbreakable staff and an oyster's pearl using only her fingers. Her near-invulnerability and great durability to physical damage[97] allow her to jump off of 2 story buildings and land without issue and survive a fall off of one, as well as seemingly survive a fall at the height of at least several stories. She can even handle temperatures as severe as absolute 0. Ladybug is skilled in hand-to-hand combat when fighting villains or Cat Noir when he ends up being controlled by one. Her combat skills have improved so much she can fight blindfolded with ease in "Psycomedian". Even out of "Aqua Mode", she is a good swimmer.

Ladybug throwing her yo-yo.

Ladybug has remarkable talent with wielding her yo-yo, like using it as a grappling hook, a rope to restrain others, a projectile, a slicer even against solid materials, and a shield if she spins it fast enough. Her yo-yo also can work as a breathing apparatus for those who can't breathe underwater like herself. After an akuma or amok is released from its corrupted object, Ladybug can open her yo-yo to catch it and remove the energy-charged with it, releasing it in its original form. In other episodes, she can fight exceptionally well with other weapons besides her yo-yo and is good at dual-wielding despite having little to no training.[98]

Ladybug calls upon her Lucky Charm.

Her special power, Lucky Charm, creates an object that helps her to achieve her goal, it often being to stop a villain. Though usually confused at first, her creativity and cleverness help enable her to perceive where the object can be used to help her achieve her goal.[99] However, Lucky Charm drains her power and reverts her back to Marinette shortly afterward, so she has to use it wisely. Once the villain is dealt with, Ladybug can throw her Lucky Charm object into the air and use the Miraculous Ladybug, which will make it revert to an enormous swarm of ladybugs and fix all of the damage done since the villain appeared.

Because she has the power of creation, Ladybug is the one that sets the limits of her own power. This is shown when Ladybug, determined to stop other people from being akumatized, is able to expand her powers, gaining a new costume and the ability to create magical charms that are able to prevent reakumatizations to those who receive them.

Aqua Form

When accessing her aqua powers, Ladybug has the ability to breathe underwater and has enhanced swimming capabilities due to the fins on her feet.

Ice Form

When accessing her ice powers, Ladybug has the ability to handle extremely low temperatures, as well as move freely and quickly on the ice with her ice skates.

Space Form

When accessing her space powers, Ladybug has the ability to breathe in space, and with the help of her jet pack, the ability to move freely and quickly while up in the air.

As Lady Noire

Marinette transforming into Lady Noire while as Reflekta.

Lady Noire has the same abilities as her partner, such as more enhanced skills, like speed, agility, and strength, that she is almost invulnerable to physical damage. She has enhanced senses such as hearing, smell, night vision, and super stealth like a cat.

Like Cat Noir, Lady Noire can use her staff efficiently, wielding it as a sword, being able to spin it at high speeds to form a shield, and taking advantage of its length-changing features. To travel long distances, she uses her staff and its variety in length to vault over obstacles.

Her special power, Cataclysm, allows her to negatively affect anything that she touches with her ring hand. However, using Cataclysm drains her Miraculous's power, causing her to revert back to Marinette five minutes afterward, so she has to use it wisely.

As Multimouse

Marinette transforms into Multimouse in Kwamibuster.

Multimouse has much more enhanced skills, such as speed, agility, and strength, and she is almost invulnerable to physical damage.

Her special power, Multitude, allows her to turn into a number of tiny clones of herself. The clones are small, a lot smaller compared to the Kwamis. In order to activate her power, Multimouse takes several jumps using her jump rope (her tool), which makes her bottom section of her legs shine and, her tiny clones were created and start to appear. As the original size starts to shrink down and decrease, Multimouse has the ability to divide herself into smaller clones. All of them have the same costume, including the miraculous, but the original one wore all of the miraculouses, creating a difference between the rest of them.

As Multifox

Besides the powers she has as Multimouse, Multifox possesses the power Mirage. She divided herself into tiny clones and gave the fox miraculous to one of the clones. By playing her flute, she produces an orange ball of energy at the far end of it and then throws it to create a hyper-realistic illusion. This illusion can disappear when touched or when Multifox undoes it by shouting out "Reality".

As Multinoir

Besides the powers she has as Multimouse, Multinoir possesses the power Cataclysm. As Cat Noir gave her the miraculous, she wore it around her waist. It allows her to negatively affect anything that she touches with her ring hand. While it is usually used to destroy objects, it can be used for a variety of different effects.

As Multibug

Besides the powers she has as Multimouse, Multibug possesses the power of Lucky Charm. Still wearing her earrings after being set free, she used her powers to trap the akuma and purify it.

As Dragon Bug

Besides the powers she has as Ladybug, Dragon Bug possesses the powers of the Dragon Miraculous Superpower. It allows her to use the power of the Water, Wind, and Lightning elements and even combine them with her yo-yo to make a shield.

As Lady Bee

In addition to the powers she has as Ladybug, in her fusion form with the Bee Miraculous she possesses the power of Venom. It allows her to use her spinning top to paralyze her adversaries.

As Pegabug

In addition to the powers she has as Ladybug, Pegabug possesses the power of Voyage. It allows her open a portal that she can travel through and exit at any location that she desires.

As Pennybug

In addition to the powers she has as Ladybug, Pennybug possesses the power of Voyage and Burrow. It allows her open a portal that she can travel through and exit at any location that she desires, similarly to Pegabug, but being Pennybug allows her to create portals that can traverse through time. By advancing in time a few seconds, she can simulate teleportation.

Family Tree

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Rolland Dupain
Gina Dupain
Mei Cheng
Yan Cheng
Wang Cheng
Tom Dupain
Sabine Cheng
Shu Yin Cheng

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  • In China, wives do not usually take on their husband's surname, keeping their own. Children usually take the father's surname.
  • In "Miraculous Shanghai", it's mentioned that Wang raised Sabine. However, the reason for this is unknown.


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Books and comics



  • The name "Marinette" is a dimunitive of the name "Marine"[100] which means "of the sea" in French[101], recalls the meaning "little sailor girl" and Sailor Moon's title, which Miraculous heavily inspired.[102]
    • In the English version, the pronunciation of the name Marinette with "mar" as in "marry" is used, and in French, the pronunciation is pronounced as in "Maximum", and in other countries, the pronunciation with "mar" as in "margin" is used.
  • Marinette's surnames Dupain & Cheng each have meanings to them.
    • The French surname Dupain means "of the bread" or "bread" (a reference to her father's job as a baker).
    • The Chinese surname Cheng means "completed, finished, succeeded" (成) or "sincere, honest, true" (诚).
      • However, Cheng is usually written as "程" when used as a surname in Chinese.


  • Thomas Astruc created Ladybug around 2005 when he was exchanging drawings on post-it notes with another worker and made one with the superheroine.[103][104]
  • Marinette's superhero form Multimouse was originally called Polymouse.[105]
  • Marinette's design has changed over time from the original Ladybug PV version.
    • Her anime design included jean shorts,
    • As Ladybug, she had a red face mask without black spots and two long red ribbons attached to each pigtail. She also lacked freckles.
    • In the PV, Marinette's earrings were always red with five spots, no matter if she was Ladybug or Marinette. She only wore them as a civilian when needing to transform, not having them in public.
      • PV Ladybug's costume differs from the CGI Ladybug as well, with PV Ladybug's spots being found only on her torso (her legs and feet were completely red) and wearing a ladybug-themed bag instead of having the yo-yo. PV Ladybug's hair and hair ribbons are also significantly longer than the current version of Ladybug, and she has an ahoge, which means "foolish hair" in Japanese.
      • The yo-yo didn't exist; PV Ladybug fought using hand-to-hand combat.
      • PV Ladybug was less shy around her crush, as she's able to be very close to Félix Agreste without panicking or being nervous. She even asks him out while slightly blushing and looking right at him, although Félix coldly refuses.
      • Although her name in the PV was Marinette, many fans of the early version call her "Bridgette" to differentiate the two.

Marinette's older CGI design model.

  • Marinette's CGI design seems to have gone through a change as well. Earlier footage and images of Marinette included dark bluish-black hair, red tips of hair at the end of her pigtails, and gray eyes.
    • In a placeholder animation, Ladybug was seen wielding a sword. Whether or not this was to be used as a new weapon or a Lucky Charm object is unknown.[106]
  • During the earlier stages of development, Ladybug wasn't allowed to abuse her powers of good luck, or else something bad would happen to her. As of now, it is unknown if Ladybug still has this issue since, as seen in "The Bubbler", all that happens when she selfishly uses Lucky Charm is that she runs out of power and loses her transformation.
  • Both prototype versions of Marinette have her mask be the last piece of her costume to materialize during her transformation. In the final cartoon, her mask is instead the first piece to materialize.
  • A fan asked Thomas why he gave Marinette ballet shoes, to which he jokingly responded with: "Because ski boots scratches the floor."[107]
  • Thomas confirmed that at some point in the future, Marinette would be seen with her hair down.[108] It first appeared in "Cat Blanc" and "Heart Hunter".
  • Marinette's hair color is a homage to old comic books that would use blue highlights on black hair.[109]
  • In "Stormy Weather", Marinette's infatuation with Adrien is revealed to even include plans for a family. The names of their supposed children are Hugo, Emma, and Louis—all traditional French names. Aside from these, she also appears fond of dogs and especially hamsters.
    • She briefly considers a black cat as well, but she rejects the idea.
  • Although not having any romantic feelings towards Cat Noir, in the webisode "Cat Noir as seen by Marinette", Marinette reveals that she's aware he may have a crush on her, and she admits she might have given him a chance if Adrien hadn't been around.
  • More of Marinette's Chinese heritage will be seen in the future.[110] As seen in "Miraculous Shanghai" and "Qilin"
  • Marinette has stolen both Adrien's, Alya's, and Chloé's phones during the series. Ironically, however, all thefts were unintentional and involved her trying to hide a fact from the respective owners.
  • Thomas revealed on Twitter that Marinette and Adrien would be seen as a "real couple" at some point in the show.[111]
    • In "Gorizilla", she was referred to as Adrien's girlfriend, though in that case, it was due to public misperception.
    • During "Oblivio", through their amnesic state Marinette and Adrien briefly become a couple until their memories were restored.
    • In "Cat Blanc"and "Ephemeral", they were in a romantic relationship in an alternative future.
  • Thomas noted that Marinette would be hard to akumatize, as she is an optimistic person.[112]
    • She was almost akumatized in "Zombizou", but her negative emotions faded away before the akuma could infect an object of hers. This is seen again in "Chameleon".
    • However, in "Ladybug," she was infected with a Scarlet Akuma, but the akumatization stopped due to Catalyst's (Nathalie's) sickness from the Peacock Miraculous.

      Marinette being akumatized.

    • Marinette was almost akumatized in the alternate future in Bunnyx's burrow as seen in "Cat Blanc", but Cat Noir used Cataclysm on the akuma.
      • If including alternate and erased timelines, Marinette is the only member of the French Miraculous Superhero team who hasn't officially been akumatized as her akumatization in "Ladybug" was stopped mid-way. It was stopped because of Catalyst becoming sick, so Scarlet/Hawk Moth detransformed and tried to help Nathalie.
  • During a Q&A on January 15, 2019, Jeremy Zag confirmed Ladybug and Cat Noir would reveal their identities and that it is already written.[113]
    • This is done in "Oblivio"; however, they were under the case of amnesia from the villain and had forgotten about the reveal once Ladybug restored everything with Miraculous Ladybug.
    • In an alternative future in Bunnyx's burrow as seen in "Cat Blanc", Adrien discovered her identity and revealed his to her later.
      • In an alternative timeline, Marinette and all of Earth's inhabitants are cataclysmed and killed by the titular villain's Cataclysm Sphere.
        • This fact is erased from reality after Ladybug goes back in time to stop her past self from writing her name on the letter that led Adrien to discover her secret identity.
    • In "Ephemeral", after being forced by Su-Han forced Marinette to discover Cat Noir's identity, she eventually has the courage to reveal herself to him but the event was erased by Sass' Second Chance.
  • Following Kagami, Marinette is the only other person that knows that Adrien has a crush on another girl. But like Kagami, she is unaware that Adrien is in love with Ladybug, who is her alter ego.
  • Her responsibilities as a superhero not only include fighting akumatized villains but also patrolling and many other things.[114]
  • Due to her Chinese-French origins and other circumstances, Marinette has succeeded many of her Miraculous predecessors.
    • She is the third known person of French origins to wield the Ladybug Miraculous, succeeding her predecessors Jeanne d'Arc and La Coccinelle.
    • She is tied with Adrien as the fifth person of French origins to wield a Miraculous following Jeanne d'Arc, La Cocconielle, Gilbert and Gabriel.
    • She is the third known person of Chinese origins to wield the Dragon Miraculous, succeeding her predecessors Ancient Chinese Dragon Miraculous holder and Hua Mulan in "Miracle Queen".
    • She is also the second person of Chinese origins to wield the Ladybug, Cat, Horse, Bee and Fox Miraculouses succeeding her predecessors Piáo Chóng, Hei Mao in "Reflekdoll", the Ancient Chinese Fox Miraculous holder as of "Kwamibuster", the Ancient Chinese Bee Miraculous holder in "Optigami" and Ancient Chinese Horse Miraculous holder in "Sentibubbler".
    • Overall, she is the sixteenth person of Chinese origins to wield a miraculous.
      • Overall, continent wise she is the 22nd person of Asian origins to wield a miraculous.
    • She is also the second person of French origins to wield the Cat Miraculous, temporarily succeeding her partner.
      • Despite that, she is the first known female character to wield the Cat Miraculous.
      • Marinette's role as the future holder of the Cat Miraculous was foreshadowed in the second opening. In which she was shown with cat ears, snout, whiskers, and tail.
        • It's also a homage to a deleted inktober drawing of a female Cat Miraculous holder.
        • Lady Noire's name translates to "Black Lady".
        • Lady Noire's nickname "She-Cat Noir" given by Reflekta is a reference to She-Hulk from Marvel Comics.
        • In "New Powers", Marinette mentions out of all the new abilities she has tried so far, her favorite time was when she tried Cat Noir's powers as Lady Noire.
      • Continent wise she is the third person of Europe to wield the Cat Miraculous following the Ancient European Cat Miraculous Holder and Adrien.
    • Curiously, much like La Mariquita, Marinette is also a mestiza, with her father having Gallic origins and her mother having Chinese origins.
    • Also, because her paternal grandmother is Italian, Marinette is the first known Miraculous holder of Italian origins.
  • As of Season 3 and 4, Marinette holds the record for the most miraculous used on one person being the Ladybug, Cat, Dragon, Mouse, Fox, Bee, Horse and Rabbit Miraculouses.
  • Lady Noire, Multimouse, Multifox, and Dragon Bug was first revealed in concept art shown at the 2018 Comic-Con Experience panel on December 6, 2018.[77]
  • There have been many inconsistencies with Marinette's alternate superhero names and their spellings:
    • Depending on the official sources, the name of her Ladybug-Dragon fusion form can be spelled as either "Dragon Bug" or "Dragonbug".
    • On the official YouTube channel, Multimouse's name is spelled "Multi Mouse".[115]
    • Despite the name of Marinette's superhero identity when wielding the Cat Miraculous being Lady Noire, both the official Instagram and the Miraculous Ladybug & Cat Noir running app spelled it as "Lady Noir".[116]
    • Despite the official name of her ice form being "Ladyice", she is mistakenly called "Icebug" by Clara Contard in "Stormy Weather 2".[117]
      • She is known as "Snowbug" in Bandai merchandise, but it's unknown if it was an early name before being changed later in production, and the name was accidentally left in the toyline.
  • She holds the record for the most fusion forms with Dragon Bug, Multifox, Multinoir, Multibug, Ladybee, Pegabug and Pennybug.
    • As well as the record for the most Miraculous transformations including fusion forms with a total of nine.
    • As of the "Battle of the Miraculous" and "Optigami", her current Ladybug form, her Lady Noire form in "Reflekdoll", her Multimouse and fusion forms in "Kwamibuster," her Dragon Bug form and her Ladybee form, all of Marinette's future forms are revealed.
  • According to Master Fu, Marinette is the first person in history to be able to mentally and physically handle wearing sixteen Miraculouses at once, something that even makes Wayzz recognizes her as special.
  • She, as Ladybug, has told Cat Noir numerous times that she is in love with another boy, but she refuses to tell his name to him, claiming that their identities must remain secret.
    • She probably fears that Cat Noir will discover her secret identity if she tells the boy's name to him and by extension, her lover will be a likely target for Hawk Moth if the villain discovers that she is in love with someone.
      • Unknown to her as of "Truth", through her friends Hawk Moth already knows that she is love with Adrien but unaware that she gave up her romantic pursuit of him.
      • As of "Glaciator 2", Adrien as Cat Noir, knows that Marinette's lover goes under the codename "Buttercup" unaware it's him.
      • It's the same reason why she never told Cat Noir the idenities of the other heroes as doing so would clue him in on her identity.
  • In Season 2, as seen in "Queen Wasp" and "Malediktator", Ladybug would still give a chance to heroes who revealed their secret identity, as seen with Chloé in "Queen Wasp" when she tells her that everyone makes mistakes, and gives her the Bee Miraculous in "Malediktator" to fight against the titular villain. The jewel is also given to her in "Catalyst" and in "Mayura".
    • However, in Season 3, as seen in "Kwamibuster", if a superhero reveals his/her identity, Ladybug could no longer give them the Miraculous again. As in a mirage, she, as Ladybug, told that to Marinette, who revealed her identity as Multimouse to Cat Noir, and refused to give Chloé the Bee Miraculous again.
    • This is probably because Mayura also aids Hawk Moth starting from Season 3, and they usually target Chloé and others if they become their alter egos, so Ladybug has to be very cautious while giving a Miraculous to a person.
    • The same rule also applies to Marinette; if anyone discovered her identity, then she has to give up Tikki and the Ladybug Miraculous.
      • However with her being the guardian as of "Miracle Queen" to Season 4, she technically can't give up her Miraculous because as of "Catalyst" and their other allies there is no time to pick another Ladybug.

Q&A w/ Thomas Astruc.

  • Marinette is right-handed, but this changes depending on animation errors. During "Guitar Villain," for example:
    • She is seen designing Jagged Stone's new album with her right hand.
    • Near the end of the episode, when Adrien asks Marinette to sign Jagged Stone's new album, she is seen writing with her left hand.
  • Marinette is naturally flexible, being even more flexible as Ladybug because of her enhanced physical abilities.[118]
  • In "Mr. Pigeon", Marinette's secret place of inspiration is the Trocadéro.
    • In the webisode "Marinette in Paris", Marinette says that her favorite monument is the Eiffel Tower.
  • In the Korean and French dubs of "The Pharaoh", Alya says that Ladybug might be a 9th grader, while in the English dub of the episode, she says she might be a 10th grader.
  • Marinette sleeps with her pigtails on, as seen in the opening of "The Bubbler" and the ending of "The Pharaoh".
  • In "Reverser", Marinette attends art club along with Rose Lavillant, Alix Kubdel, Juleka Couffaine, Nathaniel Kurtzberg and Marc Anciel.
  • In "Sandboy", it is Marinette's greatest fear is Adrien being in love with Chloé and losing her powers as Ladybug, rendering her as a useless superhero, thus, being unable to save the day.
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  • According to Santa Claus in "Christmaster", as her alter ego Ladybug, Marinette is the most well-behaved kid in the world.
  • In "Backwarder", Marinette was chosen by Master Fu to become the next guardian of the Miracle Box if something happens to him.
  • As of "Miracle Queen", Marinette is the first person to become a guardian in almost 200 years.
    • She is the second known person to become a Miraculous holder and a Guardian following Master Fu.
    • She is also the first guardian to be an active Miraculous holder.[119]
  • In "Oblivio," Marinette's ID number is revealed to be 01234567890.
  • As mentioned in "Ikari Gozen," Marinette's Chinese Zodiac sign is a Snake.
  • Marinette has her own official Instagram account. You can find her under the username @marinettedesigned.[120]
    • In one of her Instagram pictures, according to Marinette, she drew her first fashion design ever when she was 5 or 6 years old.[121]
    • In another one, she mentions that she used to have a fear of getting lost in the Metro when she was younger.[122]
    • She used to do dance lessons with her father.[123]
    • In another picture, Marinette mentions that she occasionally takes part in taste testing her father's recipes.
    • She sometimes meditates in the morning with her mother.
    • She also created her signature flower design years ago.
    • She always keeps a sewing kit in her school bag.[124]
  • Since September 2020, Marinette has now her own Facebook account[125].
  • Also, out of everyone on the team, Ladybug had her powers used against her the most with a total of five times (including "Sandboy", "Christmaster," and "Ladybug").
  • In "Miraculous Shanghai", Wang Cheng mentions that Marinette's great-great-great-grandfather designed clothes for Beijing opera performances, probably Marinette may have inherited her design skills from him.
  • According to Thomas Astruc, the reason for the simplicity of Ladybug's suit is that she wasn't ready to become a hero.[126]
    • That's also the reason why it was upgraded after getting her new power.[127]
  • The new costume Ladybug receives in "Mr. Pigeon 72" is identical to one of Thomas Astruc's designs for an adult Ladybug costume and her new transformation is actually a reference to old, 3D Ladybug back in 2014.
  • In "Gang of Secrets", it is revealed that Marinette created a secret compartment in a fashion supply box to hide the Miracle Box, opened by pressing different colored thread spools. This is similar to the buttons on the Master Fu's Gramophone.
    • In "Gang of Secrets", we can see Marinette counting with her fingers with the Chinese method, instead of the French one.
      • However, in "Sole Crusher", she counts using the French method.
  • In one of the first concept art of the Lady Bee fusion, her name was originally BeeBug.
  • In "Sole Crusher", it's revealed that Marinette's phone number is 33653257.
    • Her number in Copycat was 33636768, or that this was just something they forgot to change.[128]
  • In "Sentibubbler" Pegabug has a small horseshoe on the front of her costume facing up, which may symbolize luck. Interestingly, Pegasus also has a small horseshoe on the front of his costume but facing down, which can symbolize bad luck.
  • Currently, four characters know that Marinette is Ladybug: Alya, Su-Han, Bunnyx and Luka.
    • Alya found out in "Gang of Secrets", after Marinette felt overwhelmed by her secrets and revealed them to her.
    • Su-Han found out in "Furious Fu", after he tracked the Miracle Box to Marinette's house and confronted it.
    • Luka found out in "Wishmaker", after Ladybug was hit by the villain revealing her childhood secret and consequently transforming into her civilian form.
    • Bunnyx casually found out in "Cat Blanc", after looking back in the past.
  • Cat Blanc appears in Marinette's nightmare in the episode "Sentibubbler", possibly a demonstration that she is traumatized by the fact that Cat Noir has been akumatized.
    • In the same episode, Marinette claims that not even Cat Noir can know her secret identity, this may imply that she believes Cat Noir was akumatized upon discovering she was Ladybug.
  • Throughout the show, she is shown to be ticklish.

    Marinette Dupain-Cheng gets tickled

  • In "Hack-San", Marinette has a full list of "pro tips" (at least 675) on her phone for her superhero life.
  • Marinette Dupain-Cheng is the first and so far only known person to wield both the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses at the same time in the current the universe.
    • In "Kwamibuster" she used the real Miraculouses, but due to being split, the Miraculouses were not used by the same individual.
    • In "Gamer 2.0" she used a digital replica of the Cat Miraculous, and it is unknown if it possesses all of the real Miraculous powers.
    • During the "Miraculous New York" special, Marinette was briefly given the Cat Miraculous, however she did not use or even wear it.
    • She briefly has the jewel in "Kuro Neko", when Cat Noir gives it up and as before she doesn't use or wear it.
  • PennyBug's costume has references to Alice in Wonderland and Sailor Moon.
    • The white part covered in black spots on the front of her costume is a reference to Alice's dress.
    • Her hairstyle is a reference to the one worn by Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon.


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  1. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/649233588509147136
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVr8DrsyF5Q
  3. https://twitter.com/laurapastor89/status/889834897317212160
  4. https://www.elcinema.com/person/2119348/
  5. http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Miraculous-Tales-of-Ladybug-and-Cat-Noir/Marinette/
  6. http://www.dubbningshemsidan.se/credits/miraculous/
  7. https://www.disney.co.jp/tv/dc/program/anime/miraculousladybug.html
  8. https://www.facebook.com/notes/dubbers-incmalaysia/senarai-pengalih-suara-miraculous-tales-of-ladybug-cat-noir-bahasa-malaysia/10158174682148307/
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z913w7s9rHg
  10. In "Ladybug & Cat Noir" by Cat Noir, after he introduces himself and she replies "I'm Ma--er ... Ma... M... Ah! Madly clumsy. I'm so clumsy." He then replies, kindly, with "No sweat, clumsy-girl. I'm learning the ropes too."
  11. Alya in "Ladybug & Cat Noir"
  12. In "Ladybug & Cat Noir" by Cat Noir, after being rescued
  13. In "Ladybug & Cat Noir" by Cat Noir, after akuma is released
  14. Nicknames by Cat Noir in the English dub of "Mr. Pigeon".
  15. She is called this as Ladybug by Cat Noir in "Copycat", as well as many later episodes, prompting her to complain "Stop calling me Bugaboo!" in "Copycat" and "Troublemaker".
  16. She is called this as Ladybug accidentally by Adrien in "Gorizilla". And by Adrien again when they transformed back to their civilian alter egos in the sewers after three superheroes were akumatized in "Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2)".
  17. As Marinette, Cat Noir calls her this in "The Evillustrator" As Ladybug, The Evillustrator also calls her this in the same episode and Alya calls her this in "Gamer".
  18. In "Dark Cupid" by Cat Noir.
  19. In "Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)" by Tikki.
  20. In "Rogercop" by Cat Noir.
  21. In "Antibug" by Antibug.
  22. In "Santa Claws" by Alya.
  23. In "Despair Bear", "Queen Banana" and "Wishmaker" by Chloé
  24. In "Befana" by Gina/Befana.
  25. In "Befana" by Gina.
  26. Her codename in "Gigantitan".
  27. In "Glaciator" by Ivan.
  28. In "Frightningale" by herself and Alya.
  29. In "Frightningale" by Cat Noir.
  30. In "Reverser" by Reverser.
  31. In "Anansi" by Nora
  32. In "Style Queen" by Style Queen.
  33. In "Queen Wasp" by Audrey.
  34. In "Catalyst" by Cat Noir.
  35. In "Mayura" by Adrien.
  36. In "Antibug" by Antibug
  37. In "Anansi" by Nino Lahiffe.
  38. In "Bakerix" as an alias to get close to her grandfather
  39. In "Gamer 2.0" by Gamer 2.0
  40. by Bob Roth in "Silencer"
  41. In "Stormy Weather 2" by Clara
  42. New Powers and Syren
  43. New Powers and Syren
  44. By Alya in Miraculous New York
  45. In "Timetagger" by Bunnyx.
  46. In "Timetagger" by Timetagger
  47. By Mister Bug in "Reflekdoll"
  48. By Reflekta in "Reflekdoll"
  49. By Chloé in "Marinette as seen by Chloé"
  50. Aqua Noir in "Miracle Queen"
  51. By Aeon in "Miraculous New York"
  52. In "Sole Crusher" by herself
  53. In "Queen Banana" by Chloé Bourgeois.
  54. In "Wishmaker" by Pollen.
  55. In "Dearest Family" by Tom.
  56. In "Dearest Family" by Bakerix.
  57. In "Ephemeral" by Su-Han
  58. By Rena Furtive in "Risk"
  59. Marinette turns 14 in "Befana" based on the fourteen candles on her birthday cake at the end of her birthday party. This was also confirmed by crew member Feri González on Twitter. According to multiple characters in "Félix", a year has passed from Emilie's "disappearance", and since Emilie "disappeared" before "Origins", less than a year would have passed since her last birthday. This is further supported by some of Thomas Astruc's tweets, in which he states that all events of the show happen in the same school year.
  60. In Dearest Family, Rolland states that Marinette is 14 while trying to convince Gina that gifting Marinette a motorcycle is a bad idea.
  61. File:Miraculous Character Heights.png, File:Miraculous Character Heights - Superheroes.png
  62. (@marinettedesigned)
  63. https://www.instagram.com/p/B5BQybnA4RM/
  64. In "Dearest Family", Tom mentions that Marinette has always adored Galette.
  65. Shown in "The Evillustrator" by Sabrina Raincomprix and Evillustrator
  66. In "Befana", Marinette didn't like the candy Gina gave her, probably called Befana candies.
  67. In "Sandboy"
  68. It is first seen in Chameleon, where Lila Rossi as Chameleon, disguised as Cat Noir, tries to force Ladybug to kiss her so she could take her Miraculous, but she avoids by having Chameleon kisses a clam instead. It is also seen in Félix, where Félix Graham de Vanily (disguised as Adrien) tries to kiss her despite the former refusing to do that, so she angrily punches the latter, telling him "what part of 'No' you did not understand?!"
  69. In "Sentibubbler"
  70. In "Weredad" and "Oblivio".
  71. As mentioned in the webisode "Marinette and Fashion".
  72. Show Summary from Official Distributor
  73. http://www.zagtoon.com/
  74. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGZw1BItr2s
  75. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bandai-39761-Miraculous-Lady-Figure/dp/B07PHPVJ6Z
  76. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bandai/dp/B081KH2LGG
  77. 77.0 77.1 77.2 77.3 https://twitter.com/MiraculousINTL/status/1070793485802827776
  78. https://twitter.com/Winny_BayDay/status/1185116374911344645
  79. https://twitter.com/MiraculousMX/status/1397034910381223938
  80. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/1399474088486346758
  81. https://twitter.com/MiraculousMX/status/1407475343724851200
  82. In "Glaciator" when André serves Marinette some Ice Cream.
  83. In "Dark Cupid", by Adrien in his letter.
  84. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/1378797155318706178
  85. LadyBug 'Making of'
  86. https://www.instagram.com/p/B66OGByhWbC/
  87. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0o7EvYhliV/
  88. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1uDyIzB0vZ/
  89. https://www.instagram.com/p/B2sBFkLhK4n/
  90. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4tOVdLBIZI/
  91. "Marinette and Fashion", "Guitar Villain", and "Inspiration",
  92. http://miraculoushawkdaddy.tumblr.com/post/139190124946/its-marinette-flexible-or-is-a-ladybug-thing-i
  93. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3xmcPzA_GW/
  94. https://www.instagram.com/p/B40VfoTAyoU/
  95. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3-VdY9ghJe/
  96. This was seen in "Stormy Weather", "Zombizou" and "Frightningale".
  97. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/660372597926993920
  98. In "Riposte" and "Miracle Queen"
  99. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/922748986926288897
  100. https://www.behindthename.com/name/marinette
  101. https://nameberry.com/babyname/marinette
  102. The name of Marinette ("little sailor girl") recall Sailor Moon's title.
  103. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/698235435600977920
  104. http://imgur.com/a/iU8ip (English translation)
  105. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/1419412162141986821
  106. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Ux4OWMyNk
  107. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/925870303015788544
  108. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/963737768764628993
  109. Thomas Astruc posted a link to this article about Marinette's hair by Tumblr user miraculouskittens.
  110. https://officialmiraculousladybug.tumblr.com/post/158904756597/will-we-see-more-of-marinettes-chinese-heritage
  111. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/869032971130613760
  112. Report on Thomas Astruc at Japan Weekend: https://twitter.com/Ladybug_Cartoon/status/780024002706305024
  113. https://twitter.com/MiraculousINTL/status/1085274395109675008
  114. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/660792250310524928
  115. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNCqA26PXCg
  116. https://www.instagram.com/p/B9sj-ThAiwe/
  117. https://twitter.com/Winny_BayDay/status/1376770358024486912
  118. http://miraculoushawkdaddy.tumblr.com/post/139190124946/its-marinette-flexible-or-is-a-ladybug-thing-i
  119. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/1375165823170527237
  120. https://twitter.com/MiraculousMX/status/1152334692370309128
  121. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1aj4ISAdaV/
  122. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0ZaBXeAAHC/
  123. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0NOJOZg4yA/
  124. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4kunRKgc00/
  125. https://www.facebook.com/bemiraculouslb/photos/a.1521731851473923/2631524247161339/
  126. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/1284233146175762433
  127. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/1419746457343627269
  128. File:CC (98).png

ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters

French Miraculous superhero team
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat NoirAlix Kubdel/Bunnyx

Other Miraculous holders
Jessica Keynes/Eagle

Miraculous holders with other Miraculouses

Ladybug Miraculous
Adrien Agreste/Mister BugAlya Césaire/Scarabella

Cat Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Lady NoireAdrien Agreste/Cat Walker

Snake Miraculous
Adrien Agreste/Aspik

Mouse Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Multimouse

Dog Miraculous
Alix Kubdel/Canigirl

Unified Miraculous holders

Mouse and Fox Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Multifox

Mouse and Ladybug Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Multibug

Mouse and Cat Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Multinoir

Ladybug and Dragon Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Dragon Bug

Cat and Snake Miraculous
Adrien Agreste/Snake Noir

Butterfly and Peacock Miraculous
Gabriel Agreste/Shadow Moth

Ladybug and Bee Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Lady Bee

Ladybug and Horse Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Pegabug

Butterfly, Peacock and Cat Miraculous
Gabriel Agreste/Shadow Noir

Ladybug, Horse and Rabbit Miraculous
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Pelibug

Gabriel Agreste/Monarch


Former Miraculous holders
Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge/Rena FurtiveAncient Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Dragon Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Horse Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Monkey Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Snake Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Turtle Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderAncient European Cat Miraculous HolderBọ rùaCernunnosChloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeFélix Graham de Vanily/FlairmidableGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaHua MulanIvan Bruel/MinotauroxJeanne d'ArcJuleka Couffaine/Purple TigressKagami Tsurugi/RyukoLa CoccinelleLa Déesse CoccinelleLa MariquitaLê Chiến Kim/King MonkeyLuka Couffaine/ViperionMarc Anciel/Rooster BoldMax Kanté/PegasusMicazoyolinMudangbeolleMudekudekuMylène Haprèle/PolymouseNathalie Sancoeur/MayuraNathaniel Kurtzberg/CaprikidNino Lahiffe/CarapacePiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinRose Lavillant/PigellaSabrina Raincomprix/Miss HoundSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe GozenWang Fu/Jade TurtleYi Sun-sinZoé Lee/Vesperia

Future Miraculous holders
Brazilian Miraculous holderFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderLadyLionLadyBlue

Order of the Guardians

Other teams of superheroes

United Heroez

Aeon/Uncanny ValleyAgent BlueAgent RedAgent YellowBarbara Keynes/KnightowlCamilla Hombee/VictoryDean Gate/DoormanHurricaneJessica Keynes/SparrowMercuryOlympia Hill/MajestiaSnowflakeStingThorn

Future characters

Andy Baker/FuryLiv Baker/MystMike Collins/Krush

Main villains
AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth

Akumatized villains
AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaBubblerCaptain HardrockCat BlancCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • EphemeralEvillustratorFeastFrightningaleFrozerFurious FuGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHeart HunterHorrificatorIkari GozenKing CashKung FoodKwamibusterLady WifiLiesMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorMimeMiracle QueenMiraclonizerMiraculerOblivioOni-ChanParty CrasherPenalty (Penalteam) • PharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragrancePrincess JusticePsycomedianPuppeteerQilinQueen BananaQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReverserRiposteRiskRobostusRocketearRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSimon SaysSimplemanSole CrusherStartrainStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTechlonizerTruthTimebreakerTimetaggerTroublemakerVanisherVerity QueenVolpinaWeredadWishmakerYanLuoShiZombizou

Banana Boom-BoomButterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterGabriel Agreste/The CollectorGuiltripHack-SanKuro NekoLadybugLollipop BoyLighteyeMega LeechOptigamiReflekdollRobostus sentimonsterSentialecSentibubblerSentinino/SenticarapaceStrikeback

Other villains
CashFélix Graham de VanilyMike Rochip/Techno-PirateNathalie SancoeurLila RossiBob RothSolitude

Future villains
Apkli • Dr. Sadness • Future Hawk MothIgnoblia • Pain and Tears • Monsieur Rat

Miss Bustier's class (Adrien AgresteChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelAlya CésaireJuleka CouffaineMarinette Dupain-ChengLê Chiến KimMylène HaprèleMax KantéAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi) • Ms. Mendeleiev's class (Marc AncielAurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean DuparcZoé Lee) • Kagami TsurugiLuka CouffaineOndineThéo BarbotVivicaWayhem

AugustBoyChris LahiffeElla CésaireEtta CésaireFroggyManon ChamackMrs. Michelle's sonQuentinRythm

Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteAnne-Jeanne Théoxanne du BocqualeArletteThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaMr. BananaAndréAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengChrisHarry ClownClara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleFire captain #HessenpyClaudie KantéAlim KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirMaidMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleJean-Pierre MonlataingClara NightingalePhilippeRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingMrs. RossiBob RothDidier RoustanSanta ClausSarahJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincentXYDino Huggie

EdgarFangMinor animalsWhiskers

Kitty Section

Characters from the past
Darkblade (ancestor)


Future characters
Lindalee Rose
Other characters

AliChungDelmarFélix Graham de VanilyJiaoKang

Amelie Graham de VanilyCashChun ChengPrince Ali's chaperoneShu Yin ChengWang ChengYen Cheng


Prodigious Related
Fei Wu/LadydragonWu ShifuRenlings (Hou HouMa MaLong LongHu HuShe SheTang TangXiong XiongYing Ying) • Mei Shi

Akumatized person with helmetIron Armor Akumatized Person
Non-canon characters
Adam/ReplayBreakerDany Boon/GagotorFisherman/SilurusGhetto BlasterHowardCharlotte Basquet/SculptiaJørgenKenyaKenya's father/Trash KrakkenKillabeeLibrarianMetal Face DPublic EnemyShaolin SoulUnnamed superheroesUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodie) • Wealthy woman