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I think I'm higher on the food chain.

—Animan, "Animan"

Otis Césaire[1] is a zookeeper at Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes. He is also the husband of Marlena Césaire and the father of Alya Césaire, Ella, Etta and Nora Césaire. In "Animan", as a result of Lê Chiến Kim's mockery, Otis is akumatized by Hawk Moth and becomes Animan, a shape-shifting supervillain.[2]

Appearance

Physical appearance

Otis is a plump man with a light brown skin tone. He has short brown hair with a full beard and sideburns.

Civilian attire

He rests glasses with large black frames on his forehead, but never wears them. He appears to be wearing a Hawaiian shirt that is pale yellow with pale pink palm designs. On his left wrist, he wears a bracelet that features the tooth of an unknown animal. He also wears pale green jeans and brown work shoes.

As Animan

Animan can transform into any animal he chooses, but will retain purple glowing eyes and the akumatized bracelet on his wrist. The most common form he takes is a black panther.

After being reakumatized in "Catalyst", Animan's appearance remains the same, except most of his body is colored red, and he wears a pin that resembles an akuma on his forehead.

For more of Otis's outfits and designs, see Otis Césaire/Designs.

Personality

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Otis feeding a panther in its exhibit.

As Otis

Otis is very serious about his job as a zookeeper and he feels that the animals there deserve respect. He doesn't like it when someone insults him and/or the animals. At the same time, Otis is loving and helpful, caring about his wife and daughters. He helps in the search for Adrien Agreste, who is missing, in "Santa Claws", and he and his family come to check on him once he is safe at home.

As Animan

As Animan, he supports the animals, setting them free. He goes for revenge against Kim for making fun of him and the zoo's new panther. Animan carefully chooses the animals he shape-shifts into to help him succeed, whether to get Kim or defeat Ladybug and Cat Noir.

  • Animan as a Black panther.
  • Animan as a Bald eagle.
  • Animan as a Ladybug.
  • Animan as a Bear.
  • Animan as a Gorilla.
  • Animan as a Tyrannosaurus-Rex.

Abilities

As a civilian

As a zookeeper, Otis is trained to work with and take care of a wide variety of animals, like panthers.

As Animan

Animan has the ability to transform into any animal he desires, even those that are extinct. He also has the ability to clearly communicate with other animals. However, transforming in rapid succession wears him out.

Relationships

Lê Chiến Kim

Otis seems to hated Kim to some extent. In "Animan", Kim and his friend, Max are looking at the new panther as she eats her food. Max tells Kim how the fast the panther can move and he replies that could easily beat the panther. Otis, the zookeeper grows aggravated by this comment and tells Kim not to bother the animal. Kim continues to taunt both the zookeeper and the panther by boasting about winning the County Athletics Tournament . Max pointed out that it would be much more likely for the panther eat Kim rather than chase him but but Kim ignores the comment. Once again, Otis tell Kim to stop bother the panther but he seems don't care about what Otis says. Unfortunately, Kim just keep remains persistent in mocking the "poor tomcat" and her "cranky nanny" as he and Max go away. Later, Otis was so upset by Kim's mockery that he is akumatized by Hawk Moth.

As Animan, he goes for revenge aganist Kim for making fun of him and the zoo's new panther.

Adrien Agreste

In "Santa Claws", he helps in the search for Adrien Agreste, who is missing. Later, he and his family come to check on him once he is safe at home.

Family

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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

  • Otis' name is a reference to Otis Redding, just as the rest of his family's names are references to jazz singers.[3]
  • His name is never mentioned in "Animan".
    • Even though his name has been confirmed to be Otis Césaire, his name tag reads "Otis R." in the aforementioned episode.
  • Along with Wang Cheng and Lila Rossi, Otis is one of three characters who gets akumatized but does not appear in the Season 1 theme song. However, he and Wang Cheng make an appearance in the theme song animatic.
  • When asked what Otis' relationship is to Alya's family, Thomas Astruc jokingly replied that he is "Alya's younger brother."[4]
  • "Animan" is a play on the words animal and man.
  • Animan reappears in the two-part special event "Heroes' Day".

Gallery

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Reoccurring Miraculous holders

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

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Guardians

Wang Fu

Kwamis

BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

Previous Miraculous holders

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

Future Miraculous holders

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

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

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothAkumaNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

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

Sentimonsters

Butterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterLadybugLollipop MonsterReflekdoll

Other villains

Trash Krakken

Unknown and/or future villains

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

Parisians
Teenagers

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

Children

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin

Adults

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

Animals

FangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Claudie KantéLindalee Rose

Other characters
Teenagers

Ali

Children

Kenya

Adults

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

Characters from the past

MageOrder of the Guardians

Future characters

Sabine's mother

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