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"No! I did... I forgot your birthday, once again and when I saw everyone had prepared a gift for you, I totally lost it. Because I too would have liked to offer you something. I'm sorry, Miss Bustier."

"Thank you, Chloé. Those words are the best possible gift you could ever give me."

Chloé Bourgeois and Caline Bustier, "Zombizou"

"Zombizou" is the sixteenth episode of the second season of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. Its U.S premiere was on December 14, 2018 (at 12:00 PST) on Netflix.[2]

Synopsis

The students give gifts to Miss Bustier on her birthday but the popular teacher is akumatized into Zombizou, a monster armed with evil black lipstick.[4]

Plot

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Marinette shows everyone her gift.

Marinette runs into the school locker rooms where everyone is showing the gifts they made for Miss Bustier's birthday. Mylène got her a braid of hair inspired by the breathing classes that make her less afraid of akumas. Nathaniel made a drawing of her as a superhero since she is always there for her students. Rose made her a scrapbook inspired by the excerise she makes them do where they exchange a nice compliment with their neighbors. Hearing all those thoughtful gifts makes Marinette fear that her gift is lame, but Alya assures her that there's no pressure. Adrien and some of the other students gather around Marinette to see what she has, and she shows them that she made a cosmetics bag for Miss Bustier with a quote that she'd taught her classmates on the first day of school and added a tube of lip balm inside of it. Adrien then asks Chloé what she got Miss Bustier, but Chloé doesn't respond, so the whole class is disappointed that she didn't get anything. Sabrina defends her by saying that Chloé just doesn't remember birthdays like her mother. Chloé tells Sabrina that the class doesn't need to hear her life story and even calls Miss Bustier's lessons about love ridiculous. Marinette whispers to Alya that Chloé has no heart, which Chloé overhears and is provoked. When everyone leaves for Ms. Mendeleiev's class, Chloé sabotages Marinette's gift by drawing on it with pernament marker. 

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The class gets angry at Chloé.

When it's time for Miss Bustier's class, everyone hands over the gifts they got her. Miss Bustier opens Marinette's first and is surprised by it. Noticing her confused expression, Marinette goes over to Miss Bustier and sees the pernament marker all over the bag. She immediately realizes that it was Chloé's wrongdoing and calls her out on it. The rest of the class is just as displeased. Alya calls Chloé worst than Hawk Moth, and Alix even points out how over half the city was akumatized because of her. Miss Bustier, however, is more forgiving, calling the present wonderful and saying that she'll be able to think of both Marinette and Chloé every time she uses it. Marinette believes that Chloé shouldn't get away with what she did, but Miss Bustier asks to speak to Marinette outside the classroom and puts Alya in charge while the two are gone. Thinking that she is in trouble, Marinette's emotions became negative. Hawk Moth senses Marinette's feelings of injustice and sends an akuma after her. 

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Miss Bustier gives Marinette advice about Chloé.

Marinette expresses her anger over getting in trouble over what Chloé did, but Miss Bustier assures her that she isn't in trouble. She just wants her to set a positive example for her classmates by forgiving Chloé. This makes Marinette's negative emotions fade away before the akuma can infect her. Marinette stated that Chloé is the meanest person she's ever known, but Miss Bustier reminds Marinette that there are much worst people in Paris than Chloé Bourgeois. She expresses her belief that people like Chloé can do great things but only think of themselves and need a positive example to change. Marinette understands. Miss Bustier then notices the akuma and fearfully tries to shoo it away, unaware that her being afraid makes her vulnerable to it. She throws the cosmetics bag at it and it infects the lip balm inside. Miss Bustier tries to fight the akuma, but Hawk Moth is able to convince her that he wants to help her spread love in the world in exchange for Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses. Miss Bustier accepts the deal and is transformed into Zombizou. Refusing to let Hawk Moth get away with akumatizing Miss Bustier, Marinette runs into the locker room and transforms into Ladybug. 

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Sabrina begins to feel sick.

Zombizou bursts into her classroom and smears lip balm on her lips. She then tells her students that from now on, everyone is going to hug, kiss, and feel the love -- even Chloé. She blows a kiss at her, but Chloé uses Sabrina as a human shield and the kiss touches her forehead instead. Before Zombizou can blow another kiss, Ladybug intervenes and begs Miss Bustier to stop. However, she says that she is no longer Miss Bustier and attacks Ladybug. While the two battle, the rest of the class runs out of the classroom. While running down the stairs, however, Sabrina began to feel sick and soon becomes a kissing zombie who tries to kiss Chloé. Adrien drags Chloé away from Sabrina, who kisses Mylène instead, turning her into a kissing zombie. Adrien realizes that the kisses are contagious and warns everyone not to let themselves get kissed. Ivan holds Sabrina and Mylène back while everyone else escapes. 

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Adrien pretends to be a kissing zombie.

Ladybug continues to fight Zombizou in Miss Bustier's classroom until an infected Sabrina, Mylène, and Ivan burst in. Zombizou decides to leave Ladybug in their hands and goes from classroom to classroom looking for Chloé while blowing more kisses at students. Ladybug manages to tie down Sabrina, Mylène, and Ivan and then looks for anyone who hasn't been infected. She eventually finds Miss Bustier's class hiding inside lockers in the locker room. However, Adrien doesn't come out of his locker, and when Ladybug checks on him, she finds that he has been turned into a kissing zombie. More kissing zombies burst into the locker room, so Ladybug takes everyone up on the roof. Once they're gone, it is revealed that Adrien is actually not a kissing zombie and only pretended to be in order to be able to transform into Cat Noir, though Plagg wonders if it was actually a ploy to get a kiss out of Ladybug. 

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The class becomes fed up with Chloé.

Cat Noir joins everyone on top of the roof where Ladybug shows him a news broadcast of the kissing zombies. Including the mayor being kissed by Roger, the policeman! Zombizou then comes onscreen and announces that she is coming after Chloé and then Ladybug and Cat Noir after infecting the newswoman. Angry that another person was akumatized because of her, everyone starts to wonder if they should just give Zombizou what she wants, but Ladybug intervenes by saying that Chloé doesn't deserve to get hit and will be needed as bait to lure Zombizou when the time comes. Just then, the kissing zombies manage to climb onto the roof, so Ladybug spots a nearby bus and comes up with a plan to lure everyone into safety. Cat Noir jumps onto the bus roof and uses his staff and belt to make a zipline, bringing the students inside of the bus one at a time. Unforunately, they are unable to save everyone, as Max and Kim are infected. When Chloé ziplines, she goes too fast and misses the bus. Rose goes out of the bus and saves her, though Chloé complains about her being too slow. Ladybug brings Rose and Chloé inside of the bus and then Cat Noir drives off. Though he's not well experienced with the bus. Juleka comforts a shaken Rose, who has unknowingly been kissed on the leg. 

While Cat Noir drives, he and Ladybug discuss their plan to bring Chloé to the Eiffel Tower in order to draw out Zombizou. They then hear Juleka scream. They turn around to find that she had been kissed by an infected Rose. Rose runs towards the duo, but Alix holds her back, having faith in Ladybug. Chloe complains about people attacking her personal space, which made both Alya and Nino angry. Meanwhile, Zombizou is reminded by Hawk Moth not to forget their deal. Zombizou assures him that no one can escape her kiss and heads to the Eiffel Tower. 

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Nino decides to stay with an infected Alya.

Ladybug, Cat Noir, Chloé, Alya, and Nino run inside the Eiffel Tower building and hold the doors back with a vending machine. Alya frantically pushes the elevator buttons, but when the elevator opens, a few kissing zombies pop out and kiss her. Cat Noir heads inside the elevator with Chloé, realizing that there's nothing they can do for her. Alya agrees and tells Ladybug to just go and save them all. Ladybug goes inside the elevator and tells Nino to come with them, but Nino decides to stay with Alya instead. Ladybug is against this but it is too late to stop him. Cat Noir says that it's okay, knowing that Ladybug will fix everything in the end. Nino notes that it isn't the first time he and Alya have been in trouble together before an infected Alya kisses him.

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Chloé takes the hit for Ladybug.

Ladybug and Cat Noir reach the top of the Eiffel Tower. While Cat Noir holds the kissing zombies back, Ladybug hides Chloé inside of Gustave Eiffel's office. Chloé freaks out when she sees someone, but calms down upon realizing that it's just a statue. When Ladybug heads back to Cat Noir, she finds that he has been kissed. Cat Noir assures her that he'll be fine and that she should just save everyone. Though Ladybug doesn't want to, she leaves him behind and goes back inside of Gustave Eiffel's office, where she finds Chloé hiding underneah a table. After Chloé wishes Ladybug good luck, Zombizou appears and demands that Ladybug hand over Chloé and her Miraculous. Ladybug calls on her Lucky Charm and receives makeup remover. While figuring out what to do with it, an infected Cat Noir bursts into the office with his Cataclysm and tries to kiss Ladybug. Ladybug runs from him and grabs the scarf on the statue's neck, putting the makeup remover on it. Cat Noir nearly kisses Ladybug, but Chloé takes her hit instead and tells Ladybug to save them all. 

Ladybug goes on top of the Eiffel Tower and is confronted by Zombizou, who demands that she accept her love and hand over her Miraculous. Ladybug refuses and throws her yoyo, which she tied the scarf with makeup remover on, at Zombizou, wiping the lip balm off her face. Before she can reapply, Ladybug grabs the lip balm and releases the akuma before purifying it and using Miraculous Ladybug to return everything to normal. Hawk Moth says that if Zombizou is right about love conquering all, his greatest wish will come true for sure.

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Chloé apologizes to Miss Bustier.

After Miss Bustier is deakumatized, she feels awful about letting her negative emotions get the better of her, calling herself terrible. Ladybug, however, assures her that it wasn't her fault, saying that Hawk Moth is the one to blame, but Miss Bustier still feels bad about hurting so many innocent people. However, Chloé intervenes, saying that she is the one to blame. She admits that she'd forgotten Miss Bustier's birthday and when she saw that everyone else had a gift, she lost it because she wanted to give her something, too. She also apologizes to her. Miss Bustier accepts the apology and embraces Chloé. 

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Alya demands Chloé apologize to the class.

The next day at school, Alya demands that Chloé apologize to the class about what happened the previous day, but Chloé retorts that everyone should thank her for saving them. Alya disagrees, but then Marinette intervenes and thanks Chloé for helping Ladybug and saving Miss Bustier. She also takes back her earlier comment about Chloé being heartless before dragging herself and Alya back to their seats. Alya asks Marinette why she did that, to which Marinette replies by saying that she has realized that Chloé has a heart but doesn't know how to use it, but may learn if they set a positive example. The two then notice Chloé put something on Miss Bustier's desk just before the teacher walks in and greets her students. In the end, it's just a letter with Chloe's name on it.

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Trivia

  • The episode's title is a portmanteau of the French words zombi and bisou (also written as bizou), which mean "zombie" and "kiss" respectively.
    • This episode pays homage to zombie horror films and clichés present within them.
  • As of this episode, Miss Bustier is the final person in the class photo to be akumatized, with the exception of Marinette and Adrien.
    • In this episode, Hawk Moth tries to akumatize Marinette for the first time, revealing that she, and by extension, Adrien and Master Fu, are not "invisible" to his sensing negative emotions by virtue of their holding Miraculouses; however, it is not resolved whether it would actually be possible to akumatize them.
    • As of this episode, Adrien is the only character from the class photo who hasn't been an Akuma target.
  • This is one of the few episodes that involve celebrating a birthday; specifically, in this case, Miss Bustier's birthday. The previous occasions were, "The Bubbler", "Timebreaker", "The Evillustrator", "Befana".
    • Miss Bustier is the third person in the series to be akumatized on her birthday, preceded by Alix in "Timebreaker" and Nathaniel in "The Evillustrator."
  • Marinette's role as class representative, established in "Darkblade" and recalled in "Robostus," is mentioned again in this episode.
  • Just like in "Riposte" and "Gigantitan," an akuma is seen by one of the heroes before it akumatizes its victim.
  • Similar to "Gigantitan," an akuma misses its objective and possesses another victim.
    • This occurs when the akuma tries to target Marinette, however, after being consoled by her teacher, Marinette releases her negative emotions and remains positive, thus no longer being a target. However as Caline suddenly notices the akuma, and tries to fend it off, Hawk Moth and the akuma both pick up on her emotions, and tries to akumatize her instead.
      • Miss Bustier tries to resist being akumatized after she's been struck, making her the first akuma target to do so; however, she still succumbs to it in the end.
  • This is the second time a victim tries to fend off an akuma before getting infected. This previously occurred in "Stormy Weather", when Aurore tried to fight off the akuma with her umbrella.
  • This episode shows that someone doesn't need to hold the object where the akuma enters to be akumatized. Miss Bustier threw the lip balm at the akuma, which entered it and put her under Hawk Moth's control despite her no longer touching the lip balm at that point.
  • This is the fourth episode where Tikki doesn't have a speaking role.
  • Marinette is visibly unhappy when she transforms into Ladybug, something that has occurred in "The Bubbler" and "Santa Claws".
  • This is the fifth episode where the Cat Noir transformation sequence isn't shown, following "Mr. Pigeon", "Copycat", "Riposte" and "Gorizilla". In this case, as in "Riposte", a quick green flash is shown emanating from Cat Noir's hiding spot.
  • Just like in other previous episodes, Cat Noir ends up being controlled by a supervillain.
    • This is one of the few episodes, in which Ladybug saves the world without Cat Noir's help.
  • One of the gifts on Ms. Bustier's desk in the beginning is a purple flower bouquet like the one Marinette gives her uncle in "Kung Food."
  • Nathaniel is inexplicably absent when the class heads for the locker rooms.
  • This is one of the few episodes, where a villain hunts down Chloé, following "Dark Cupid" and "Reflekta".
  • Like season 2 "Despair Bear" and season 3 "Weredad", kissing remains controversial for children. But in this case, instead of following the horror movie cliche in which zombies infect people by biting their body parts, the people who were infected would kiss in a similar fashion. Unlike zombie movies where the infected has to die due to a lack of cure, Ladybug is able to turn everyone back to normal using Miraculous Ladybug.

Errors

  • During one of the flashbacks of Miss Bustier's class, Chloé is missing her sunglasses.
  • After Ms. Mendeleiev asks who Zombizou is, the pink lips that are in the middle of the pink heart in front of Zombizou's dress have disappeared.
  • When Zombizou kicks the door to Mr. Damocles office open it breaks off its hinges; however in the following shot, it is reattached.
  • The open locker which Chloé was flung into by Ladybug did not have any shelves inside. But they appear when Ladybug helps Chloé get up. The shelves are gone again when Nino asks about Adrien.
    • This also results in Adrien hiding in his locker an error, considering he as previously shown to have shelves in lockers in "Copycat".
  • Nadja's hair is miscolored as pink instead of fuchsia.
  • When Ladybug uses her Miraculous Ladybug, she throws the akumatized lip balm in the air instead of the Lucky Charm makeup remover.
    • During the restoration, Alix's eyes are blue instead of pink even before Ladybug's superpower passes over her.
  • When Cat Noir is chasing Ladybug around a pole in the Eiffel Tower, his eyes are green. They turn purple again right after.
  • In some shots, Alix's cap is missing.
  • Chloé's belt changes colors throughout the episode.
  • When everyone is running up the stairs after the infection starts to spread, Rose's leg clips through her skirt for a couple of frames.
  • When Rose runs to Chloé as the latter falls to the ground after sliding down Cat Noir's baton with his belt/tail, he can be seen with his belt still attached to his suit as he taunts zombies in the background. The belt is further shown lying on the ground in the next shot.
  • The "de-evilize" scene has a darker background in this episode.
  • When Ladybug looks at Zombizou in the Eiffel Tower, there is a brown line on the window.

Gallery

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References


ve Episodes
Season 1
The BubblerMr. PigeonStormy WeatherTimebreakerCopycatThe PharaohLady WifiThe EvillustratorRogercopDark CupidHorrificatorDarkbladeThe MimePrincess FragranceLadybug & Cat NoirStoneheartAnimanSimon SaysPixelatorGuitar VillainKung FoodGamerReflektaThe PuppeteerAntibugVolpina
Season 2
Santa ClawsThe CollectorPrime QueenDespair BearRiposteBefanaRobostusThe Dark OwlGigantitanGlaciatorSapotisGorizillaCaptain HardrockFrightningaleSyrenZombizouFrozerStyle QueenTroublemakerQueen WaspReverserAnansiMalediktatorSandboyCatalystMayura
Season 3
ChameleonAnimaestroBakerixBackwarderGamer 2.0WeredadSilencerOni-ChanMiraculerOblivioParty CrasherChristmasterThe Puppeteer 2
Future episodes
Stormy Weather 2TimetaggerIkari GozenReflekdollDesperadaLadybugStartrainFeastKwamibusterHeart HunterMiracle QueenCat BlancFélix
Season 4
TBA
Season 5
TBA
Specials
The Origins StorySanta ClawsQueen's BattleHeroes' DayBattle of the MiraculousMiraculous New York
Unknown/Cancelled specials

Ladybug in HalloweenThe Chinese Legend

Miraculous Secrets
Marinette in ParisMarinette and FashionLadybug as seen by AdrienLadyblogAdrien's Double Life
Marinette and AlyaMarinette's Double LifeCat Noir as seen by MarinetteMy Birthday PartyMarinette and AdrienMaster FuTikkiPlaggFriendsNinoMaxMylèneRoseAlixSabrinaIvanMarinette as seen by ChloéLilaHawk Moth & The Akumatized
Future webisodes

Chloé as seen by MarinetteGabrielNathaniel & MarcKagami as seen by AdrienKagami as seen by MarinetteThe Family

Tales from Paris
The NotebookInspirationRepetitionBusy DayHomework Essay
Miraculous Zag Chibi
Rooftop DinnerCatnip FragranceThe ChaseCuriosity Kicked the CatCutest Cat FightFatal PosyScarybug
Future webisode

NeckRace

Other media
The Mini Menace LadybugLadybug PVFirst CGI promotional videosHappy Birthday to You!Ladybug (musical)Miraculous Ladybug OVAMiraculous (live-action film)Miraculous (live-action TV series)Miraculous Ladybug (musical)Miraculous LiveLadybug & Cat Noir AwakeningThe Miraculous Ladybug ShowGagotor

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