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Well, that would've never happened on my watch. I won't let anybody mess with my family.

—Nora, "Anansi"

Nora Césaire[1][2] is Alya's older sister and a kickboxer. In "Anansi", she is akumatized by Hawk Moth into Anansi, a spider-themed supervillain, when Alya refuses to listen to her overprotective advice.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Nora is brown-skinned and muscular with golden brown hair. Her hair is tied into a ponytail. Nora's left eyebrow has what appears to be a scar going through it. She also has a beauty mark underneath her right eye.

Civilian attire

Nora wears a yellow cropped tank top with white edges with a black spider design on the front. White bandages wrap around her hands and wrists, and she wears black elbows pads. She also wears yellow shorts, which have a white upper band with the word "Anansi" written black capital letters on the front and two horizontal black lines wrapping around the rest, two black downward-bent lines on each side of the shorts, and white edges of the shorts' legs. Beneath her shorts are black short leggings.

As Anansi

Anansi has dark skin and yellow hair braided into a spiky ponytail. She has six eyes and they are white and are outlined in black. Her costume is black with yellow stripes. A black and yellow spider design is on her chest. She has six arms.

Personality

Nora is strong and caring but also somewhat overprotective, especially when it comes to her family, believing only strength is needed to carry you through. She is also very confident in her fighting abilities and has little regards for superheroes, doubting they'll always be around to save everyone when there's danger. She also calls Alya's friends by nicknames, like calling Nino "Cappie." Once she calms down, Nora can be humble when admitting defeat.

As Anansi, she is overconfident in her fighting abilities, believing it will always end in one punch and underestimates her opponents, whether it's civilians or superheroes. When angered, she is easily distracted and can lose her cool.



Abilities

As a civilian

Nora is excellent at kick boxing. She is very fit and strong, easily able to defeat others in arm wrestling unless tricked.



In "Stormy Weather 2", she is even strong enough to pick up and hold her sisters and Nino with ease.


As Anansi

Anansi can shoot webs from her mouth that she uses to trap people . She is shown to be able to climbs with her sticky grips . Because she is spider-themed villians , she has six arms and two legs. She also has immense strength.

Relationships

Alya Césaire

Nora cares deeply about her younger sister, but sometimes that care leads her to be overly protective. She displays a great amount of concern for Alya's safety since she has been in direct danger from past akumatized villains and even tries to forbid her from going to the ferris wheel with her friends out of fear that an akumatized villain might attack her.

As Anansi, she does everything in her power to try and show Alya how dangerous Paris can be.


Ella and Etta Césaire

Like Alya she cares deeply for her youngest sisters wanting to protect them from danger.


Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Nora is aware that Marinette is Alya's best friend calling her Baguette unknown to her that she helps Nino win the match. After she is deakumatized and Marinette tries to explain what happened Nora quickly forgives her.

As for Ladybug, Nora like the many people in Paris have heard of her and her heroism. And yet, she is doubtful that Ladybug would always be around forever or protect them. As Anansi she tries to steal her earrings. As time goes on she treats the heroine with respect and support seen during the events of "Heroes' Day".

Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir

Nora is aware that Adrien is Alya's friend calling him Cellphone Boy.

As for Cat Noir, Nora like the many people in Paris have heard of him and his heroism. And yet, she is doubtful that Cat Noir would always be around forever or protect them. As Anansi she tries to steal his ring. As time goes on she treats the hero with respect and support seen during the events of "Heroes' Day".

Nino Lahiffe

When Nino tells Nora that he can protect Alya from danger, Nora laughs at him, believing that he is incapable of such a thing, though she does allow him to arm wrestle her to prove his worth. Though he wins the match (thanks to Marinette's help, unbeknowest to her), Nora insists that he cheated, finding it hard to believe that Nino could beat her. However, after being deakumatized, she apologizes for overreacting and spends time with him and the others at the ice rink. 

As Anansi, she constantly taunts him calling him weak. She even toys with him when he fights her using Cat Noir's staff but is angered when he lands a hit on her face. 


Family

Tree

 
 
 
 
Otis Césaire Square
Otis Césaire
 
Marlena Césaire Square
Marlena Césaire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nora Césaire Square
Nora Césaire
 
Alya Césaire Square
Alya Césaire
 
Ella Césaire Square (Speculation)
Ella Césaire
 
Etta Césaire Square (Speculation)
Etta Césaire
 

 
 
 
 
Otis Césaire
 
Marlena Césaire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nora Césaire
 
Alya Césaire
 
Ella Césaire
 
Etta Césaire
 

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Notes

  • All of the Césaires' first names are based on famous jazz singers.
  • Marlena is the only member of the Césaire family so far not to be akumatized.


Sightings

Episodes


Trivia

  • Nora's stage name and akumatized form, "Anansi", comes from the African folktale character of the same name.
    • In African folktales, Anansi often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories.
  • Her character was officially introduced after Thomas Astruc designed her character and posted preliminary sketches of her on his Twitter on August 13, 2016.[3][4]
  • Nora's existence was first teased in an earlier tweet by Thomas Astruc, where he asked the question, "Afraid of spiders?", foreshadowing Nora's spider-themed akumatized form.[5]
  • On a computer screen in a photo of production by Jeremy Zag on his Instagram, there is an unfinished reference model of Nora's civilian form.[6]
  • Thomas considers Nora his "favorite girl" as well as "buff and beautiful."[7]
  • She calls people multiple nicknames:
    • Adrien's nickname is Cellphone Boy.
    • Cat Noir's nicknames are Mr. Whiskers, and Kitten.
    • Marinette's nickname is Baguette.
    • Ladybug's nickname is Beetle.
    • Hawk Moth's nicknames are Mothy, Butterfly Man, and Fly.
    • Nino's nicknames are Cappie, Flyweight, and Lightweight.
  • As a supervillain, Anansi is one of the few villains that Hawk Moth doesn't name, since "Anansi" is Nora's stage name in her boxing matches.
  • Anansi appears another time in "Gamer 2.0" for Gamer's powers.

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Reoccurring Miraculous holders

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

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Guardians

Wang Fu

Kwamis

BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

Previous Miraculous holders

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

Future Miraculous holders

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

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

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothAkumaNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

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

Sentimonsters

Butterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterLadybugLollipop MonsterReflekdoll

Other villains

Trash Krakken

Unknown and/or future villains

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

Parisians
Teenagers

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

Children

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin

Adults

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

Animals

FangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Claudie KantéLindalee Rose

Other characters
Teenagers

Ali

Children

Kenya

Adults

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

Characters from the past

MageOrder of the Guardians

Future characters

Sabine's mother

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