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"For your next birthday, I'll take you on one of my trips!"
"Thank you, Grandma! But you know, it doesn't matter where you take me. With you, it's always unforgettable."

—Gina and Marinette, "Befana"

Gina Dupain[2] is Marinette's Italian paternal grandmother and Tom Dupain's mother.[3] In "Befana", after she mistakenly concludes that Marinette no longer wants to spend time with her, she is akumatized by Hawk Moth into Befana, a candy-themed supervillain.[4][5]

Appearance

Physical appearance

Gina is at an average height with short silver (nearly white) hair and dark green eyes.

Civilian attire

On her head, she wears glasses with tan rims and long gold earrings with green circular tops. She wears a black leather jacket with an upward collar and silver flat studs on the shoulders. Her black shirt underneath includes a prism design, with light entering on side of a sphere and a ray of colors coming out of other side. She has black fingerless driving gloves with holes around the knuckles and on the back of her palm, a watch with a red strap on her right arm, and various bracelets on her left wrist: a gray studded bracelet, a gold band, and black band, and a rounded red band. Also, she wears red jeans, a black belt, and black shoes.

When she is riding her motorcycle, she wears a red motorcycle helmet with black edges and gray comfort liner.

As Befana

Befana has reddish-brown eyes, pale green skin, and long, brushed-back hot pink hair with two white streaks. She wears a black mask with red edges on the sides of the face. Her outfit is a black short-sleeved bodysuit with jagged pink edges to the arm and leg sleeves, a large jagged pink-tipped collar above a regular black collar, and a pink and black bow resembling a wrapped candy on the chest. She wears black fingerless driving gloves, spiked black cuffs, black shoes, and two thin black belts around her hips. One belt has a circular red-orange pouch attached to it, and it has a black symbol on it based on their bow. For a weapon, she holds a black gun-like object with a dark gray horn-like barrel, a jagged red stripe around the barrel, a blue rectangle on each side, and a semi-cube end of the handle with colorful objects inside.

Personality

Gina is a very sweet, charming and a caring person. She deeply cares for her family, especially with her son, Tom, her daughter in law, Sabine and her granddaughter, Marinette. As seen in "Befana", Gina is also a bit strict, energetic, enthusiastic and quite ambitious. She is also kind, benevolent and understanding as she wanted Marinette to have a great birthday and spend a lot of quality time with her too. Despite this, she can be forgetful and have a hard time adjusting to changes, as she didn't realize that Marinette was no longer a child and liked new things.

As Befana, she is more cruel, impatient and very demanding. She was ardent to render retribution on Marinette for not having any desire and rejecting to invest time with her. She's additionally quite stubborn and facetious, particularly when she begins singing her song to her victims. While aggressive and cruel, she still acknowledges and is pleased by acts of kindness and selflessness. She is also very prestigious when it comes to manners, even forcing Hawk Moth to ask nicely before he gives her orders.

Abilities

As a civilian

Gina is very experienced with riding her motorcycle.

As Befana

Befana can fly with the help of her transformed motorcycle. She can also either turn people into coal statues or to fairy minions via her pistol and order them to do her bidding. However, Befana apparently can not touch her own candies or she will turn into a coal statue as shown when Ladybug uses her candies against her.

Family

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FT Unknown
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dupain-Cheng FT Gina
Gina Dupain
 
FT Unknown
Sabine's mother*
 
FT Unknown
Mr. Cheng
 
Dupain-Cheng FT Wang
Wang Cheng
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dupain-Cheng FT Tom
Tom Dupain
 
Dupain-Cheng FT Sabine
Sabine Cheng
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dupain-Cheng FT Marinette
Marinette
Dupain-Cheng
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Gina Dupain
 
Sabine's mother*
 
Mr. Cheng
 
Wang Cheng
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tom Dupain
 
Sabine Cheng
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marinette
Dupain-Cheng
 

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Notes

  • The lineage of Sabine Cheng's parents and uncle is uncertain.
  • In China, wives do not usually take on their husband's surname, keeping their own. Children usually take the father's surname.
  • During a 2018 Miraculous panel at Ludicomix, Thomas Astruc reveals that Marinette has a grandfather but it's currently unknown if he's from Tom's or Sabine's side.


Sightings

Episodes


Trivia

  • Gina's akumatized form was first revealed at a press release held by TFOU.[6]
  • While a Brazilian news article for Season 2 wrote that Befana is the grandmother's name, a crew member later confirmed that the name was not entirely correct.[4][5]
    • Befana is the name of an Italian old woman who brings gifts to children on Epiphany Eve (January 5th), which is similar to Santa Claus on December 25th in other countries.
  • Gina's shirt's design is a reference to Pink Floyd's album, The Dark Side of the Moon.
  • According to Marinette, Gina has sent her letters from Patagonia, Australia, Bali, and Estonia.
    • Gina also has an Inuit friend.

Gallery

The Befana Promotional Artwork
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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat Noir

Reoccurring Miraculous holders

Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth

Guardians

Wang Fu

Kwamis

TikkiPlaggNoorooWayzzTrixxPollenDuusuRat kwamiOx kwamiTiger kwamiRabbit kwamiDragon kwamiSnake kwamiHorse kwamiGoat kwamiMonkey kwamiRooster kwamiDog kwamiPig kwami

Previous Miraculous holders

Ancient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Cat Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Moth Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian LadybugAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderBọ rùaCernunnosHeraklesHippolytaJeanne d'ArcLa CoccinelleLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudekudekuPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe Gozen

Future Miraculous holders

CarapaceMayuraQueen BeeUnknown Miraculous holder

Non-Miraculous superheroes
Camilla Hombee/VictoryDoormanKnightowlMajestiaSparrowUncanny ValleyUnnamed superheroes
Villains
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth

Akumatized villains

AnimanAntibugBefanaThe BubblerCaptain HardrockCopycatThe CollectorDark CupidDark OwlDarkbladeDespair BearGamerGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHorrificatorThe EvillustratorGigantitanKung FoodLady WifiThe Magician of MisfortuneThe MimeMr. PigeonThe PharaohPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragranceThe PuppeteerReflektaReplayRiposteRobustusRogercopSanta ClawsSapotisSilurusSimon SaysStoneheartStormy WeatherTimebreakerVanisherVolpina

Other villains

Trash Krakken

Unknown and/or future villains

AnansiBlack and red villainCatalystFrightningaleFrozerGagotorMayuraMalediktatorQueen WaspReverserSandboySyrenStyle QueenTroublemakerZombizou

Other characters
Teenagers

AdamAliAlix KubdelAurore BeauréalChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelJean DuparcJuleka CouffaineKagami TsurugiLê Chiến KimLila RossiLuka CouffaineMax KantéMireille CaquetMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixWayhem

Children

AugustElla CésaireEtta CésaireKenyaManon ChamackMrs. Michelle's son

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardAlec CataldiAnarka CouffaineAndréAndré BourgeoisArletteArmand D'ArgencourtAudrey BourgeoisAugust's motherBob RothBreakerButler JeanCaline BustierChrisClara ContardDoormanEmilie AgresteFire captainFishermanFred HaprèleGabriel AgresteGhetto BlasterGina DupainHowardJagged StoneJalil KubdelJean TretiensJørgenKagami's motherKenya's fatherKillabeeMaidMarlena CésaireMetal Face DMr. DamoclesMr. KubdelMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleNadja ChamackNathalie SancoeurOtis CésairePenny RollingPublic EnemyPrince Ali's chaperoneRoger RaincomprixSabine ChengSanta ClausSarahShaolin SoulSimon GrimaultThéo BarbotTom DupainVincentVincent AzaWang ChengWealthy womanXavier RamierXY

Animals

FangMinor animals

Bands

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

DarkbladeMageOrder of the Guardians

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Character in blue clothingChris LahiffeClara NightingaleLindalee RoseMarcMarinette's grandfatherNora CésaireOndinePhilippe CandeloroSabine's motherThomas AstrucVivica

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