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In the meantime, Marc and I are gonna write a new comic. "The Adventures of Marino: The Clumsy Waiter".

—Nathaniel, "Gabriel Agreste"

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Nathaniel Kurtzberg,[7] also called Nathan, Nate and Nath, is a student in Miss Bustier's class at Collège Françoise Dupont.

In "The Evillustrator", when Chloé mocks his art and his crush on Marinette, he is infected with an Akuma by Hawk Moth and becomes the Evillustrator, an artistic supervillain whose drawings become real.

In "Penalteam", Nathaniel receives the Goat Miraculous from Ladybug. When the Miraculous is inhabited by Ziggy, Nathaniel becomes Caprikid, a goat-themed superhero who helps Ladybug and Cat Noir during "particularly difficult missions" in the fourth season.

After the events of "Strikeback", Nathaniel will temporarily be unable to become Caprikid after Hawk Moth manages to steal the Goat Miraculous along with all the others contained in the Chinese Miracle Box from Ladybug's yo-yo.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Nathaniel is French, fairly short with turquoise eyes, and face length messy ginger hair. He has long bangs that are brushed to the left side of his face.

Civilian attire

He wears a red t-shirt with a black logo design on the front, similar to that of the band Magma. Over his shirt, he wears a dark gray dress jacket with a folded collar, folded sleeves, and side pockets. He wears purple jeans that are rolled up at the bottom revealing a light purple bottom, and his shoes are gray with white lace and a white section where his toes would be.

As The Evillustrator

The Evillustrator's skin is pale purple, and his hair is brushed back while colored orange with purple tips. On his head he has a dark purple beret, and on his face, he has a deep violet butterfly-shaped mask, and his eyes are moderate cyan.

He wears a white jumpsuit with dark purplish-black stripes and solid dark purple legs that become red halfway down his lower legs. On his chest, there is a black circle with smaller red, yellow, and blue circles inside. His collar was similar to Juleka's usual T-shirt, with a red collar underneath. A black drawing tablet is attached to the back of his right forearm. His pen is silver towards the tip, with the end being black with a red stripe in the middle.

As Caprikid

Caprikid wears a skin-tight suit composed of black pants and a black jacket with two thick white lines that go up diagonally from h the bottom of his zipper to his shoulders. The jacket possesses a bushy white fur collar around his neck and at the ends of his sleeves. The zipper itself is a hollow upward pointing white triangle.

His mask is mainly white, covering his eyes, with a V-shaped black section in the top/center. He also wears white gloves.

His black boots also have white fur at their top and white soles.

His hair remains red, covering most of the left side of his face. He has two gray goat-like horns going up with a small curve off the top of his head.

For more of Nathaniel's outfits and designs, see Nathaniel Kurtzberg/Designs.

Personality

Nathaniel being brought back from his focus on his drawings by Ms. Mendeleiev.

As a civilian, Nathaniel is imaginative and artistic. An introverted soul, he is quiet and shy in class, and seems to be quite easily lost in his fantasies, such as when he is daydreaming about his crush, Marinette. In his drawings, he creates "Super Nathan", a courageous superhero version of himself, as a way to imagine himself as being more brash and outgoing. Nathaniel can be rather observant about details around him, including goo left by Horrificator in the episode of the same name and the details of Chloé's bracelet in "Rogercop". Afraid of being judged, he prefers to be secretive about his art, and if he is accused of something, he becomes nervous, and, if the accusations are true, deeply embarrassed. This introverted nature of his is the root for his individualism, as he prefers to work alone and dislikes team sports. This changed partly after he met Marc and the two started working together to create their comic books.

He is easily terrified in some scary or stressful situations, as in "Horrificator", but in other situations, he is willing to stand up for himself, such as when others accuse him of stealing Chloé's bracelet.

In "Reverser", Nathaniel has a bit of a habit of jumping to conclusions when he assumed the book Marinette gave him came from Ladybug, when it actually came from Marc, without giving him the chance to explain. Similar to Cat Noir, he is sensitive of his feelings towards the heroine.

As The Evillustrator (who is based on "Super Nathan"), he is more confident and direct, such as when he literally barged into Marinette's bedroom and asked her out to celebrate his birthday with him. Even when Akumatized, he still genuinely cares for her, promising her that he would stop attacking Chloé and even defying Hawk Moth for a while when his date was at stake. However, he is furious when humiliated or tricked and he can be short-tempered and reckless - his response to Marinette betraying him was accusing her of being just like Chloé.

As Caprikid, he retains most of his personality, especially his creativity, which he uses when invoking his power to create any object he wants. However, he becomes more of a team player, as he fights alongside Ladybug and the rest of her team in a very effective way, especially when he uses his power to convince Penalteam he and the other heroes can use their powers infinitly and without detransforming.

Abilities

As a civilian

Nathaniel is an artist, skilled in drawing pictures with pencil, pen, and marker, and creating digital arts on his tablet. He is good at drawing still life, such as Chloé's bracelet, and drawing comics with human figures and costume designs. In "Zombizou", Nathaniel is also shown to be talented in painting, as he made one for Caline Bustier for her birthday.

In his titular episode, Nathaniel as Evillustrator is shown "drawing" musical notes to create a melody, suggesting he has some musical knowledge or talent as well.

As The Evillustrator

The Evillustrator has the power to draw whatever he wants onto his drawing tablet to make it appear and exist in real life. The objects he creates can levitate and move freely in the air. He can also erase objects, both real-life objects or previous drawings, such as erasing a hole into a wall. However, in order to draw, the Evillustrator needs light, so in darkness, he is unable to use his powers.

Additionally, the Evillustrator is supernaturally agile, being able to leap high and far distances.

The Miraculous manga gives him additional powers, such as the ability to create a "texture shield" around himself that paralyzes his opponents.[8]

As Caprikid

Caprikid has enhanced capabilities such as speed and agility. His weapon is a paint brush that he can also use like a staff to defend himself. He can also use it to activate his power Genesis, which allows him to create any object he can imagine. However, despite he can create any object, his creations are mundane and don't have any kind of magic.

Relationships

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Comic book cover of Ladybug drawn by Nathaniel.

Nathaniel had a secret crush on Marinette, drawing comics in his sketchbook of him saving her from villains. When he becomes the Evillustrator, he has the confidence to act on his feelings, asking Marinette if she would go out on a date with him for his birthday. When Marinette betrays him by leading Cat Noir to him, it hurts him deeply, and he angrily announces she is just like Chloé. It is not explicitly stated, but rather implied by the crossed-out image of his comic featuring Marinette, that by the end of the episode, Nathaniel no longer has romantic feelings for her. Outside of "The Evillustrator", Nathaniel treats Marinette politely and respectfully, such as asking her about her campaign in "Darkblade". However, he does not appreciate it when she points him out as a suspect for stealing Chloé's bracelet without stronger evidence in "Rogercop". In "Befana", Nathaniel works with his friends to protect Marinette from Befana.

In "Reverser", Nathaniel becomes upset with Marinette when he mistakenly thought she was using Marc to tease him but after everything was cleared up, he still continues his friendship with her and dedicates his first comic to her.

Nathaniel is relieved to know that Ladybug is around to save the day. After his time as the Evillustrator, in his sketchbook, he has drawn a comic book cover that features Ladybug with hearts drawn in red at the bottom of the page, possibly implying he now has romantic feelings for her.[9] This is confirmed in "Reverser", when it is commented by Chloé that Ladybug is all he draws and when he assumed that the "Diary of Ladybug" was written by the actual Ladybug.

Chloé Bourgeois

Chloé looking at Nathaniel's sketchbook and revealing his crush on Marinette.

Like most people, Nathaniel dislikes Chloé for being a self-absorbed, mean-spirited person. He is horrified when she grabs his sketchbook from the floor, and, seeing his drawing of himself and Marinette, reveals his crush on her to the entire class. He also doesn't like how Chloé bothers Marinette; so as Evillustrator, he draws a giant hairdryer to blow her away. At first promising Marinette that he wouldn't attack Chloé again, he changes his mind after Marinette breaks his heart, and goes to destroy Chloé after all.

Alix Kubdel

Alix appears to be close friends with Nathaniel. He approaches her for comfort and advice in "Reverser". She also seems to be his closest friend, apart from Marc.

Marc Anciel

While initially angry, believing Marc tricked him, after a misunderstanding was cleared, they began a project together using Marc's stories and Nathaniel's art skills to create a comic book, forming a friendship at the same time. They continue working together on comic books as seen in "Frozer", "Mayura", and "Gamer 2.0".

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.

In "Hack-San", after Marc had gotten a supposed "call" from Markov, both Nathaniel and the book got absorbed. While it is uncertain whether Marc's most prized possession was the comic book or Nathaniel himself, the latter proves their strong bond.

Ziggy

Not much is known about the relationship between Nathaniel and his kwami, Ziggy, as they were only seen interacting when the latter introduced herself to her new owner.

History

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Sightings

Episodes


Comics and books


Other


Trivia

  • Nathaniel's name is an homage to Nathanaël Bronn, the chief art director of the show.[10]
    • A Miraculous promotional French document from TF1PRO released on September 23, 2015 spelled his name as Nathanaël, but Thomas Astruc later confirmed the correct spelling of his name to be Nathaniel when he released multiple characters' full names on July 18, 2016.[11][7]
  • His last name Kurtzberg is a reference to the famous American comic book artist Jack Kirby, who was born as Jacob Kurtzberg.[12]
    • Nathaniel is Jewish, as supported by Thomas Astruc, as Jack Kirby was also Jewish.[12]
  • In Chinese dub, his name is changed to 纳森 meaning "Nathan", and his akumatized form's name, 恶雷特 meaning "Elet".
    • Also in the Chinese dub, Nathaniel is voiced by a woman and has a feminine sounding voice but when he transforms into the Evillustrator, he's voiced by a man and has a more masculine sounding voice.[13]
  • Evillustrator's name is a portementau of "evil" and "illustrator".
  • In the French dub of the show, the Evillustrator's name is Le Dessinateur, meaning "the illustrator," "the cartoonist," or "the designer."
  • In the Korean dub, the Evillustrator's name is Evil Artist.
  • The Evillustrator tries to avoid following Hawk Moth's orders to get the Miraculouses. As punishment, Hawk Moth briefly controls his body and almost prevents him from preparing for his date with Marinette.
    • This is one of two times Hawk Moth has used this ability, the other time being in "Pixelator".

Nathaniel transforming back into the Evillustrator because of Puppeteer.

  • Nathaniel seems to be ambidextrous to some extent:
    • When he wakes up at the beginning of "The Evillustrator", he is holding a pencil with his right hand and can be using his right hand in the background of many episodes and other media artworks.
    • He is left-handed when he's the Evillustrator, as his drawing pad is on his right arm and he draws with his left hand.
    • In "Robostus", Nathaniel is notably shown drawing a sketch of Markov with his left hand.
    • In "Reverser", Nathaniel can be seen drawing with his left hand while talking with Alix.
  • His shirt symbol is based on the French rock band Magma. Both Thomas Astruc and Nathanaël Bronn are fans of the band.[14]
  • Nathaniel sits behind Ivan in class to draw without being noticed.[15]
    • He and Ivan are the only students in his class to not share their desks with another student.
    • As of "Chameleon," this is no longer true as Lila Rossi sits beside Nathaniel.
  • Nathaniel becomes the Evillustrator a second time when the Puppeteer transforms him using a doll in the episode "The Puppeteer".
  • Nathaniel's drawing of Ladybug is actually an edited version of the issue #10 cover of The Mini Menace Ladybug, a series of fake comic covers drawn by Thomas Astruc.
  • Since Nathaniel is Jewish and he is about 13-15 years old, he must have already done his Bar Mitzvah.
  • In "Reverser", Nathaniel is a part of the school's Art Club along with Juleka, Rose, Alix and Marinette.
  • Evillustrator appears another time in "Gamer 2.0" for Gamer's powers.
  • A statue of Evillustrator appears in the Musée Grévin in "The Puppeteer 2".
  • He is one of the few students in Miss Bustier's class whose family has not yet been revealed in canon. The others being Ivan Bruel, Rose Lavillant, and Lê Chiến Kim.
  • In "Zombizou”, Nathaniel was the only member of Miss Bustier's class apart from Marinette who was not affected by the titular villain's powers, at least not on-screen.
  • Nathaniel, along with Marinette, Adrien and Juleka, were the only members of Ms. Bustier's class not to be akumatized on Heroes' Day.
  • As of "Ladybug", Nathaniel and Adrien are the only students in Ms. Bustier's class to not have been affected by a scarlet akuma.
  • As seen in "Mr. Pigeon 72", Nathaniel has been akumatized into The Evillustrator five times. ("The Evillustrator" and four off-screen akumatizations)
  • As of "Penalteam", following Alya Césaire, Nino Lahiffe, Chloé Bourgeois, Nathalie Sancoeur, Luka Couffaine, Max Kanté, Kagami Tsurugi, Alix Kubdel, Lê Chiến Kim, Adrien Agreste, Zoé Lee, Mylène Haprèle, Rose Lavillant, Juleka Couffaine, Sabrina Raincomprix and Marc Anciel, Nathaniel Kurtzberg is the seventeenth person to become a Miraculous holder and akumatized villain, excluding Gabriel Agreste, who akumatized himself, and Marinette Dupain-Cheng who almost got akumatized.
  • Caprikid's name is a reference to the sea goat constellation, Capricornus and/or the astrological sign, Capricorn, that is also represented by a sea goat.
    • The "kid" part may come from the word "kid", which means a baby goat.
  • Caprikid's horns resemble those of Disney's Maleficent.
  • Nathaniel is the second Miraculous holder whose superpower is similar to his villain identity's power, after Alix.

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters

French Miraculous superhero team
Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat Noir

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

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

Villains
Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth

Kwamis
BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLiiriLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

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/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
Alix Kubdel/BunnyxBrazilian Miraculous holderFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderLadyLionLadyBlue

Order of the Guardians
Su-HanMonk

Others
Mage
United Heroez

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

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

Sentimonsters
Banana Boom-BoomButterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterGabriel Agreste/The CollectorGuiltripHack-SanKuro NekoLadybugLollipop BoyLight EyeMega 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
Parisians

Teenagers
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

Children
AugustBoyChris LahiffeElla CésaireEtta CésaireFroggyManon ChamackMrs. Michelle's sonQuentinRythm

Adults
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

Animals
EdgarFangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups
Kitty Section

Characters from the past
Darkblade (ancestor)

Miscellaneous
AlbertMarkov

Future characters
Lindalee Rose
Other characters

Teenagers
AliChungDelmarFélix Graham de VanilyJiaoKang

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

Animals
Bastille

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

Others
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
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