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Scene: Collège Françoise Dupont. Miss Bustier is teaching Literature class.
Miss Bustier: In most fairy tales, the prince breaks the spell by kissing the princess. Can anyone tell us why?
Rose: (stands up, swoons) Because only love can conquer hate!
Miss Bustier: Correct, Rose.
Max: Technically speaking, this reasoning is only exhibited in about 87% of all fairy tales and-
Miss Bustier: Thank you, Max. That's enough.
(Marinette is looking over Adrien's shoulders as he writes a letter.)
Miss Bustier: Adrien, I hope what you're writing has to do with my lesson.
Miss Bustier: (approaches Adrien) Can you tell me what I just said?
Adrien: That's why in most fairy tales, the prince breaks the spell by kissing the princess because only love conquers hate.
Miss Bustier: Very good, Adrien! Now, everyone, don't forget to finish Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault tonight, and happy Valentine's day, students!
Marinette: (to Alya) Hey, go ahead, I'll meet you outside.
(Marinette continues to look over Adrien's shoulder as he continues to write his letter before Adrien crumples it up stands up and tosses the letter in the garbage can.)
Chloé: Hi Adrien, sign here please.
Adrien: (sighs) Oh, come on, you know I hate signing autographs, Chloé.
Chloé: Oh, that's not what this is. This is a petition against cruelty to hamsters. Have you seen some of the ugly sweaters they are forced to wear? It's appalling.
(Adrien begrudgingly signs the poster. Chloé hugs the poster and Sabrina smiles before they notice Marinette who is digging through a trash can as she pulls out a sheet of paper.)
Chloé: (mockingly) Well well, Marinette, looking for something to eat?
Sabrina: Maybe she's looking for some better clothes!
(Both laugh before running off)
Tikki: Don't give them the time of day, they don't deserve it.
Marinette: You're right, Tikki. (begins to read the letter) "Your hair is dark as night, your pretty bluebell eyes, I wonder who you are beneath that strong disguise. Every day we see each other and I hope that you'll be mine, together our love could be so true, please, will you be my Valentine?"
Tikki: Whoa, now that's a love poem.
Marinette: Who could he be talking about? Hair as dark as night, bluebell eyes?
Tikki: Uh... you?
Marinette: (laughs nervously) Me? No way. There are plenty of girls at school with dark hair and blue eyes.
Tikki: Yeah, but bluebell eyes...
Marinette: What do you think he means by "strong disguise"?
Tikki: (sighs) This is poetry. He means who you are deep down inside. He wants to get to know you Marinette! He's talking about you!
Marinette: (laughs and jumps up and down excitedly) Pinch me!
(Zoom out to the outside of the classroom. Marinette continues to laugh until she shrieks)
Marinette: Not literally!
(Zoom back into Marinette rubbing her arm, with Tikki giggling.)
Scene: Outside of Collège Françoise Dupont. Marinette laughs with Alya while holding the letter. They two are exiting the school Switch to Max standing on the sidewalk with Kim.
Max: Operation Valentine's Day is commencing. According to my extensive research and cross-referencing of online shopping sites, this particular jewel, (Max reveals a heart box hiding behind his back) was ranked highest in popularity.(He hands the box to Kim.)
Kim: (laughs) That's perfect, Max! I better hit a home run with this one. Love is like baseball, right? You gotta have a strategy or you'll strike out. (Alya spots Max and Kim's conversation and gets excited. She grabs Marinette and drags her over to the boys.) But if you aim right, you'll hit it out of the ball park. Score!
Max: Oh yes Kim, lovely metaphor.
Kim: (eyeing the gem inside the box) Meta-who?
Alya: (grabs Kim's hands and looks at the jewel) Ooh! Sparkly! Is that for moi?
Max: (annoyed) Negative Alya. The recipient of this gem has already been determined, it's--
Kim: (grabs Max and cuts him off) Shh! Keep it on the down-low!
Alya: (excited) Scoop! Kim's got a major crush! (takes picture with phone) Who's the lucky lady?
Marinette: (pushes Alya's arm down) It's gorgeous Kim. She's gonna be ecstatic! (Alya giggles)
Kim: (rubs back of head uncomfortably) Technically, she's still gotta accept it. (grabs Max) What if she says "no"!?
Marinette: (Alya looks around worriedly) She won't Kim, no way! (pumps fist) Don't hold back, Kim. Go for it, no regrets!
Kim: Operation Valentine's Day is underway! (high-five's Max)
Max: (Kim jogging in place, holding a map) Her route is highlighted here in yellow, yours in red. If you run at ten miles per hour you're going to gain a four and a half minute advance on her. Halt and wait here facing northwest -- the third most romantic spot in Paris. (Marinette and Alya thumbs up behind Max) Go go go!
Kim: Thanks, you guys. (runs away)
Alya: (elbows Marinette) I know someone who's good at dishing out advice who can't take some herself.
(Alya points to Adrien who enters his car.)
Adrien: Let's go.
(The door shuts and Adrien drives away.)
Marinette: You're right. It's time I told him.
Alya: Say what?!
Marinette: I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna tell Adrien my true feelings. Well... I'm gonna write them on a card, that is.
Alya: (looks shocked then laughs) Yeah!
Marinette: Yeah! (they fistbump)
Alya & Marinette: Operation Valentine's Day! (they perform a handshake and run off. Cut to Aurore, Mireille and various other girls ogling over a poster of Adrien.)
Girls: He's so cute!
Chloé: Keep dreaming all you want girls but the boy is mine.
(Sabrina nods before unrolling the poster, the girls gasping)
Aurore: To Chloé, the most awesome girl in the world and the love of my life. Signed, Adrien.
(All the girls begin to cry)
Chloé: Uh, she's not crying enough.
(Sabrina brings the poster towards the one girl who is not crying causing her to cry even more as Chloé and Sabrina laugh.)
Scene: Marinette's room. Marinette tries to write a love letter to Adrien.
Marinette: Dear Adrien, dear Adrien... Dear Adrien... (sighs) I'm no good at this love letter writing thing... I sound like a total dorkasaurus!
Tikki: Only when you say words like "dorkasaurus"! Relax, Marinette, I'm teasing. Think of Adrien and speak from the heart.
Marinette: (sees Adrien's letter, gasps) Adrien's letter! That's it! Why didn't I think of that before? I'll answer his poem!
Alya: (enters the room, with a pink heart-shaped card) Check it out!
Marinette: It's perfect! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
(Marinette writes the love letter, with Alya watching)
Alya: Don't forget to sign it!
(A ladybug flies inside the room, distracting Marinette)
Alya: This is a good omen! Ladybugs are good luck, especially in the love department!
Alya: Yeah you of all people should know about ladybugs.
Marinette: R-really? Wh-why do you say that?
Alya: Since ancient times the ladybug has been a symbol of love, guiding hearts on the path to devotion. It was on my blog this week. You read it didn't you?
Marinette: Oh yeah, yeah, of course. (Turns back towards her computer and sighs)
Plagg: So she's got eyes, arms, legs, big deal! How can you possibly be in love with Ladybug? You don't even know who she really is!
Adrien: (sighs) You don't know anything about love...
Plagg: Oh sure I do, I love Cheddar, I love Swiss and I love Camembert.
(Adrien stands up causing his chair to spin as he heads for the window resting his arm and head against it in distress.)
Plagg: (mockingly) Aww, the poor boy's frustrated because he can't finish the poem for his masked sweetheart?
Adrien: I don't need a poem when I can tell her to her face... I love you.
Plagg: Bleh, gross. You're making me lose my appetite. (Plagg eats the Camembert) Almost.
Scene: Pont des Arts. Kim is waiting on the side of a fence until he recognizes Chloé's voice and rushes forward.
Chloé: And that's right, in a 24 karat gold frame. Deliver it to Le Grand Paris Hotel and bill it to Daddykins, uh, I mean, Mr. Bourgeois. (stops after noticing Kim) What are you doing here?
Kim: (nervously) I-I...
Chloé: (mockingly) You-You...
Kim (clears throat and kneels down in a puddle of water) Will you be my Valentine? (presents a brooch to Chloé)
(A passing bike splashes water in Kim's face, and a chip bag blowing in the wind sticks to him.)
Chloé: (gasps) Don't move!
(Chloé takes a humiliating photo of Kim then hits the send button.)
Chloé Wait till everyone gets a load of this! Hahahaha! No offense, Kim, but my heart's saved for someone more awesome than you.
(Chloé begins to walk off before turning back.)
Chloé: Don't you just hate how harsh love can be?
(Kim drops the brooch and pulls the chip bag off his face and begins to sob)
Scene: Hawk Moth's lair. The window opens.
Hawk Moth: Ah, Valentine's Day, the day of love and the day of fools. So many delusions, so much disappointment. My evil akumas, you are going to have such a field day.
(Hawk Moth transforms the akuma, charging it with power)
Hawk Moth: Fly away my little akuma, and evilize him!
(The akuma flies off, soon finding a sobbing Kim and entering his brooch for Chloé)
Hawk Moth: Dark Cupid, I am Hawk Moth. I can give you the power to shoot your arrows, pierce love and impale friendship. But there is something you must do for me in return.
Kim: No love affair or friendship will escape my fury. No one will ever love again!
(Kim is transformed into Dark Cupid by the akuma, and is seen shooting arrows at lovers whose lips turn black once hit and run away from their loved ones.)
Civilian: (Smashes bouquet of flowers into wall) Ugh, stupid flowers!
Civilian: (Pulls hand away from woman who he is with) Get off me!
Dark Cupid: Hahahahahaha!
Hawk Moth: Hahaha! Perfect. It won't be long before Ladybug and Cat Noir show up to meet their doom! (evil laughing)
Tom: Candy apples, girls?
Marinette: (takes the candy apples) Thanks, Papa.
(Marinette and Alya exit the bakery)
Alya: Come on, Marinette! Do it before you chicken out!
(Marinette is a little scared at first, but finally, she puts the love letter in the mailbox)
Marinette: I did it!
(They hug each other. Their phones ring, and they see Chloé texted them)
Alya: Chloé? Since when did she start texting us?
(They open the chat, and see a picture of Kim. Both gasp)
Alya: What a witch!
Marinette: And I was the one who told Kim to do it! I didn't know he was talking about her!
Alya: Dang, I hope Adrien doesn't do the same thing to you.
(Upon hearing this, Marinette panics, and tries to get the love letter out of the mailbox)
Alya: I mean—Girl, calm down! Adrien would never do that. (sees Dark Cupid in the sky) What in the world is that?! (points up at him)
Dark Cupid: Huh? (sees the candy apples Alya is holding) All hearts must be destroyed! (shoots arrows at the love apples, and shoots one at Alya, making her lips black)
Alya: (sticks the candy apples on Marinette's shirt)
Alya: You're not my BFF, you're a joke! Adrien's gonna laugh his head off at your lame attempt at poetry! (runs away, cackling)
Marinette: Alya?! (looks at Dark Cupid) What did he do to her? (looks at Dark Cupid's brooch) I've seen that jewel somewhere before. It's Kim's pin! He's been akumatized! (pulls the candy apples off of her shirt) This is... not... good! We gotta find him, fast! (she runs to a bench)
Marinette: Tikki, spots on! Ha! (Marinette transforms into Ladybug)
Scene: Street. Ladybug jumps from rooftop to rooftop. She spots Dark Cupid and follows him.
Scene: outside Le Grand Paris. Chloé is complaining to the deliverers of Adrien's portrait.
Chloé: Ugh! I never said 18-karat gold! Those gold tones will never match my 24-karat toilet! Idiots!
(Dark Cupid spots Chloé and shoots an arrow at her, but Ladybug stops him, making him miss.)
Dark Cupid: Ladybug!
Ladybug: Stop, Kim!
Dark Cupid: I'm not Kim, I'm Dark Cupid! I'll never stop! If I can't have love, then no one can!
Ladybug: Okay, Dark Cupid, I get it. Chloé totally burned you. But that doesn't mean you have to take it out on all of Paris!
Dark Cupid: Oh yes, I do! I won't stop until everyone's heart is crushed. Say adios to your loved ones. From now on, you'll hate them!
(Dark Cupid attempts to shoot his arrows at Ladybug who dodges them with her yo-yo. She soon falls catching herself on a roof gutter with her yo-yo.)
Hawk Moth: If you want to continue destroying love, bring me Ladybug's Miraculous, or I'll remove your powers!
Cat Noir: Falling for me already, my lady? (pulls Ladybug down next to him) I need to talk to you.
Ladybug: It’s going to have to wait. Dark Cupi-
Cat Noir: (hushes her) I swore to myself that I'd tell you as soon as I saw you. Ladybug, I-I-look out!
(Cat Noir spins around to shield Ladybug, and is struck by one of Dark Cupid's arrows.)
Ladybug: (gasps) Cat Noir!
Cat Noir: (his lips turn black) Ladybug, I—I loathe you!
Ladybug: Cat Noir, snap out of it!
Cat Noir: (Cat Noir squeezes Ladybug incredibly close to him as if trying to suffocate her) You're nothing Ladybug, and nothing to me! I hate you!
(Ladybug jumps on Cat Noir’s feet and uses his staff to launch herself into the air before grappling her yo-yo onto a street lamp and rolling into Le Grand Paris)
Chloé: Ladybug, it's about time, where have you been?
Scene: Walls of Le Grand Paris. Cat Noir meets Dark Cupid.
(Cat Noir is seen taking his staff then climbing up the wall where he meets face to face with Dark Cupid.)
Hawk Moth: (to Dark Cupid) Offer to help him in return for Ladybug's Miraculous.
Dark Cupid: (to Cat Noir) I can help you crush Ladybug, but you must give me her Miraculous in return. (Dark Cupid holds his hand out to Cat Noir.)
Cat Noir: No...problem. (Cat Noir takes his hand)
Hawk Moth: Yes. Yes! And once I have Ladybug's Miraculous, taking Cat Noir's will be child's play!
Scene: Le Grand Paris. Chloé and Sabrina speak with Ladybug.
Ladybug: You gotta get out of here. Your friend Kim's turned into Dark Cupid and I don't know what he'll do if he finds you here.
Chloé: Moi? But how could he possibly have a vendetta against me?
Ladybug: (aside) Who doesn't?
Chloé: Duh! It's because of this. Everyone would love to get their hands on it.(zooms in on the poster of Adrien). That's Adrien, a super hot guy in my class. And rich, too! He's hot for me of course.
Ladybug (under her breath) Not according to the poem.
Sabrina: (pointing at poster) It's alive!
(The poster begins to seemingly walk into the Hotel and from behind it emerges Dark Cupid, he fires his arrows at Ladybug, Sabrina and Chloé and Ladybug deflects them with her yo-yo. She then grabs Chloé with her yo-yo and drags her onto the street.)
Ladybug: Run Chloé! Run!
(Chloé begins to run, followed by Sabrina. Cat Noir drops down from above and stands in front of Ladybug.)
Cat Noir: Well, well, Ladybug.
Ladybug: I don't want to fight you, Cat Noir.
Cat Noir: Ugh, that friendliness. It's so revolting. You are definitely not my friend!
(Cat Noir leaps into the air and swings his staff directly at Ladybug. She dodges it and jumps up onto the roof to run away, and Cat Noir pursues her. Ladybug uses her yo-yo to grab Cat Noir’s staff, and pulls him towards her)
Ladybug: Why are you so full of hate, Cat Noir?!
Cat Noir: Because hate conquers all!
Ladybug: I hate to burst your bubble, but hate doesn't conquer all. Love does! (gasps)
Miss Bustier (in flashback): The prince breaks the spell by kissing the princess.
Rose (in flashback): Only love can conquer hate!
Cat Noir: You're just buying time! Fight!
Ladybug: I'll do better than that.
Cat Noir Huh?
Ladybug: Come on, kitty kitty, just a peck... (tries to kiss him, but misses) Almost!
Cat Noir: Get back, you savage!
(Cat Noir begins running away from her)
Ladybug: Here, kitty kitty kitty! Come here!
Scene: The street. Chloé runs away from Dark Cupid.
Dark Cupid: (laughing) You can't outrun me, Chloé!
Chloé: (trips over a flower stand and falls, near several civilians) Help!
(The civilians see Dark Cupid and run away. Chloé also sees him)
Dark Cupid: Happy Valentine's Day, Chloé. Now you'll get what you deserve.
Chloé: My hair! There is nothing worse in this world than a bad hair day! First, Ladybug wrinkles my new jacket, second, you totally ruined my hair! Just go ahead and just change me already! This day can't get any worse...
Dark Cupid: I don't need to waste this arrow on you. Your heart is so dark and shriveled, there's no room for love. (laughs)
Chloé: Ugh! How dare you talk to me like that? (bumps into Sabrina) Huh? Why are you just standing there? Help me up!
Sabrina: (it's revealed that her lips have turned black) Ha! You think I'd help someone as stuck up as you? (takes picture with phone) Wait till everyone gets a load of this! (laughs and runs away)
Scene: Cat Noir is still being chased by Ladybug.
(Ladybug catches Cat Noir's leg with her yo-yo and ties him to a lamppost. She suspends herself from the top of the lamppost and leans in to kiss him.)
Cat Noir: No, no!
Ladybug: Don't worry, I'm not looking forward to it either... (tries to kiss him, but misses) I can't believe I'm doing this... (tries to kiss him again, but an arrow appears between them, shot by Dark Cupid. Ladybug avoids the arrows, and Cat Noir gets free, joining Dark Cupid. Ladybug hides behind a tree)
Cat Noir: How you gonna fight both of us now, bug eyes? (activates Cataclysm) I've often wondered what would happen if I use my Cataclysm on someone...
Ladybug: Lucky Charm! (A candy apple appears) A candy apple? What am I supposed to do with this? Think, Ladybug... (She looks around, and spots the fountain, Cat Noir's ring, and Dark Cupid's brooch) Hey! I've got a Valentine's gift for you!
(Cat Noir and Dark Cupid get ready to attack Ladybug. Dark Cupid shoots arrows at her, but she deflects them with her yo-yo. Cat Noir is about to use his Cataclysm on her, but she avoids it and grabs him by his belt. She jumps on him and throws the candy apple at Dark Cupid's head, and he removes it.)
Ladybug: Looks like you got yourself in a sticky situation!
(Dark Cupid gets the candy apple out of his hand, and tries to shoot an arrow at her, but his hand gets stuck in the bow)
Dark Cupid: Ladybug!!
Ladybug: And now, for the pussycat!
Dark Cupid: Cat Noir, her Miraculous!
Cat Noir: With pleasure! Finally, I'll find out who you are, Ladybug! Your little secret will be out of the bag!
(Ladybug grabs his face and kisses him, breaking the spell)
Cat Noir: Huh? What am I doing here?
(Ladybug grabs his hand and carries him)
Ladybug: No time! The quiver pin, Cat Noir! Now! (throws Cat Noir at Dark Cupid) Grab it! Grab the pin!
Dark Cupid: No!
Cat Noir: Sorry, need that. Happy Valentine's Day! (throws the pin to Ladybug)
Ladybug: Awww, you shouldn't have... (drops it) Whoops! (stomps the pin, releasing its akuma) No more evil-doing for you, little akuma. Time to de-evilize! (catches the akuma with her yo-yo) Gotcha! (releases the akuma, turning it into a normal butterfly) Bye bye, little butterfly. Miraculous Ladybug! (throws the Lucky Charm into the air, its energy restoring everything back to normal)
Alya: (about to cut a picture of her and Marinette in half) What the heck am I doing?
Chloé: (to Sabrina) What the heck are you doing?!
Sabrina: (scribbling on Adrien's portrait) I have no idea!
Kim: (transforms back to his normal self) Huh?
Ladybug & Cat Noir: Pound it!
Ladybug: (her Miraculous beeps) Oops!
Cat Noir: Wait, Ladybug! I gotta tell you something.
Ladybug: Look, the kiss... I had to break the spell, or...
Cat Noir: Kiss? What kiss? No, I just wanted to say... (his Miraculous beeps)
Ladybug: Look out, Cat Noir, your ring is flashing!
Cat Noir: Uhh... yours too!
Ladybug: (laughs) We're about to turn into pumpkins, and personally, I'd rather not see that. (Both run away)
Hawk Moth: Drrr... blasted Ladybug! Blasted Valentine's Day! (his window closes)
Scene: Park. The postman arrives, and opens the mailbox, full of letters.
Tikki: Hey, there's your chance to get your card back!
Marinette: That was before...
Tikki: Before what? Tell me!
Marinette: I realized that even with all this hate everywhere, love still wins. But if I wanna win over Adrien, he needs to know the truth about how I feel.
Tikki: Ah! This is a big day!
Scene: Adrien's room. Adrien walks to his bed, ashamed.
Plagg: Hahaha! Can you believe all the horrible thoughtless things you said to Ladybug? (eats his Camembert)
Adrien: You think it's funny, huh?
Plagg: What's the big deal? You've got so many cards from all these lady fans of yours! Take your pick! (chooses, between all the cards, a heart-shaped one)
Adrien: (sees the card) Whoa, hold up! Someone answered my poem? But I threw it away! (starts reading the poem) "Your hair shines like the sun, your eyes are gorgeous green, I look at you and wonder your innermost thoughts and dreams. Yes, your Valentine I will be, our love will be so true, together for eternity, my heart belongs to you." (gasps)
Plagg: Aww, well, anyone who writes as sickeningly sweet as you must be your soulmate.
Adrien: It isn't signed... (A ladybug flies and lands on the card. He follows it to the window, and watches it fly away.) Could it have come from Ladybug?
Plagg: Oh, please.
Scene: Marinette's room. Marinette can't remember if she signed her letter.
Alya: What do you mean, you don't remember? Did you sign the card or not?
Marinette: I don't know! The ladybug came along while I was writing, then you were yapping about your blog, and then... It's all a blur!
Alya: (laughs) I don't believe you! The girl didn't even sign it! I love you and all, but sometimes you seriously bug! You know that, right?
(Both laugh as a ladybug flies outside the house.)