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The very thought of it makes me purr!

—Théo, "Copycat"

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Théo Barbot[3] is an artist and a sculptor. In "Copycat", when Ladybug doesn't attend the unveiling of his statue of her and Cat Noir, he becomes frustrated. When Cat Noir claims to "have a thing" with Ladybug, Théo also becomes jealous and gets akumatized by Hawk Moth into Copycat, a doppelganger of Cat Noir.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Théo is a bit taller than Adrien, with brown hair tied up in a bun, brown eyes, and a soul patch.

Civilian attire

He wears a purple shirt with two unbuttoned buttons at the top, a black overshirt, gray jeans, and black boots.

As Copycat

Copycat looks the exact same as Cat Noir, including his physical features.

Personality

Théo is creative and gracious. He appreciates Ladybug for protecting Paris; he's sure they have a lot in common. Though more on the quiet side, he has a lot of passion for his work and the things he cares about. He has feelings for Ladybug and he takes it hard when she doesn't show up for the reveal of his statue. He also gets easily jealous when Cat Noir brags about he and Ladybug being a couple, claiming that Cat Noir isn't good enough for her. However, after he is reverted back to his normal self, he gets over his frustration and jealousy, appreciating Ladybug signing his photo of her and at peace about Cat Noir and Ladybug being together--not knowing that it isn't the case.

As Copycat, he is overcome by his jealousy of Cat Noir and admiration of Ladybug. He makes a bad name for Cat Noir by stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre and he captures Cat Noir and attempts to trick Ladybug into thinking that he is the real Cat Noir, in hopes of achieving her affection. When he isn't able to fool Ladybug, he shouts that no one will have her and attacks Cat Noir. While cunning and determined, he falls for Ladybug's trick of asking him about their secret promise that they never made, which he thinks they have.

Abilities

As a civilian

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Théo's statue of Ladybug and Cat Noir.

Théo is a very skilled artist, being able to make a very realistic bronze statue of Ladybug and Cat Noir (although, according to the latter, he should be taller). Also, Théo is able to do a wide variety of jobs, such as being a furniture mover and a boom operator, as seen in multiple cameos.

As Copycat

  • Copycat hiding his photo, where the akuma hides, in his pocket.
  • Copycat fighting with Ladybug.
  • Copycat using his Cataclysm.
  • Copycat's ring, losing a pad after using Cataclysm.

Copycat, being Cat Noir's doppelganger, possesses supernatural strength and agility, along with having a copy of Cat Noir's staff and being able to use Cataclysm. However, using Cataclysm makes him start running out of energy, which is shown by his ring losing paw prints, just as it does for the real Cat Noir. He can also mimic Cat Noir's voice.

Relationships

Ladybug

Théo has a crush on Ladybug, inspired by her heroism and admiring her greatly. However, he is upset when Ladybug doesn't show up to the reveal of the statue he designed, and he becomes determined to win her over after becoming akumatized as Copycat. He attempts to trick Ladybug into thinking he is Cat Noir, but his trickery is figured out, and, upset that Ladybug won't take him over the real Cat Noir, he declares that if he can't have her, no one will. After he is returned to normal, Théo is happy by Ladybug's compliments on his statue and accepts her apology. Also recovering from his heartbreak, he admits he has come to peace about her and Cat Noir's relationship, not knowing that it was a lie.

Cat Noir

Théo appreciates Cat Noir's work for Paris, but he becomes jealous and disgusted of him when Cat Noir lies that he and Ladybug are close. While being Copycat, he seeks revenge on Cat Noir by framing him for a crime and stealing his place as Ladybug's lover. Later, no longer Copycat, Théo gets over his crush on Ladybug and accepts Cat Noir's relationship with Ladybug.

Sightings

Episodes


Other


Trivia

  • In the French dubbed version, Théo's supervillain name is called L'Imposteur.
  • As Copycat, when he is imitating Cat Noir, he is voiced by Bryce Papenbrook, the voice actor who actually portrays Adrien/Cat Noir.
  • He makes various brief cameo appearances doing random jobs:
    • In "Dark Cupid", he is a furniture mover, helping to carry a large picture frame into Le Grand Paris for Chloé.
    • In "The Mime", he helps advertise the pantomime show by holding a sign.
    • In "Animan", he is found in the bathroom of Collège Françoise Dupont.
    • In "Pixelator", he becomes trapped in a photo with Mireille Caquet, having been strolling down the Champs-Élysées with her.
    • In "Guitar Villain", he works as a DJ for XY.
    • In "Kung Food", he is a boom operator for the World's Greatest Chef contest.
    • In "Gigantitan" and "Sapotis", he is a rickshaw driver for Marinette's date and other people.
      • This also makes him the character with the most known jobs in the city.
  • Théo is one of three characters to be akumatized into a supervillain version of a Miraculous superhero, with the others being Lila and Chloe, but he is the only one to look exactly like the Miraculous superhero.
  • Unlike Volpina but like Antibug, Copycat can only use his power once, while Volpina can use it as many times as she wishes

Gallery

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Recurring Miraculous holders

Alya Césaire/Rena RougeChloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeKagami Tsurugi/RyukoLê Chiến Kim/King MonkeyLuka Couffaine/ViperionMax Kanté/PegasusNino Lahiffe/Carapace

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 Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderAncient European Cat Miraculous HolderBọ rùaCernunnosIron Armor Akumatized PersonLa CoccinelleHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaJeanne d'ArcLa Déesse CoccinelleLa 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/MultimouseMylène Haprèle/Future Mouse Miraculous HolderWang Fu/Jade Turtle

Non-Miraculous superheroes
Camilla Hombee/VictoryDoorman (hero)KnightowlMajestiaSparrowUncanny ValleyUnnamed superheroes
Villains
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk MothNathalie 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 SentimonsterReflekdoll

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 RatStartrainTimetagger

Parisians
Teenagers

Miss Bustier's class (Adrien AgresteAlix KubdelAlya CésaireChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelJuleka CouffaineLê Chiến KimMarinette Dupain-ChengMax KantéMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi) • Ms. Mendeleiev's class (Aurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean Duparc) • AdamMarc AncielLuka CouffaineOndineKagami 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

AliFélix Graham de Vanily

Children

Kenya

Adults

Amelie Graham de VanilyBreakerWang 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 • Su Han

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