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|“||Soon, there'll be nothing but Guitar Villain fans, the one and only rocker on Earth.||”|
—Guitar Villain, "Guitar Villain"
"Guitar Villain" is the twentieth episode of the first season of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. It first premiered on September 3, 2016, on Nickelodeon and February 10, 2017, on Netflix.
Rockstar Jagged Stone is akumatized into a supervillain who tries to transform all Parisians into fans and undermine his musical rival, Mr. XY.
In a room at Le Grand Paris, Jagged Stone is playing a new piece on his on electric guitar before being greeted by his agent Penny Rolling and his manager Bob Roth. Jagged Stone asks for Bob's opinion, to which he replies that it's not bad. However, in order to increase Jagged Stone's popularity, Bob suggests recording a duet with the new number one star, XY. Jagged Stone immediately refuses, resulting in an argument with his manager. Jagged Stone says that Penny agrees his music is the best, while Bob retorts that he requires Jagged Stone to be on top of the sales. Jagged Stone then angrily shoves back Bob's suggestion of an album cover design, proclaiming it's not "him." Bob tells him this look is the one that is gaining popularity and insists he uses it. Jagged Stone argues back, and, remembering the sunglasses he is wearing were made by a high school student, requests that Bob asks hers to design the album cover.
Bob enters Tom & Sabine Boulangerie Patisserie and requests that Marinette creates the album cover. He hands her XY's album to show her the style he wants. Marinette comments how the style is not Jagged Stone's style, but Bob insists she uses it as it is popular. Marinette eventually accepts the offer and her parents proudly hug her. In her room, Marinette is sketching the album cover while listening to XY's music, which she clearly dislikes. After a while, Marinette turns off to music in distress and complains about her distaste for XY's music, questioning why Jagged Stone would change his style and lament on her design. Tikki asks why Marinette designed it like that in the first place, to which she says she did as she was told. Tikki tells her to follow her instincts, but Marinette declines, saying she has to stick to Mr. Roth's expectations before complaining about the pressure. Tikki answers that Marinette should be able to handle pressure.
Later, Marinette is before Jagged Stone, Penny, and Bob in Jagged Stone's room with her proposed cover. Disappointed, Jagged Stone tells her that he doesn't like it and it isn't his style. Marinette agrees before admitting it was Mr. Roth's request, but Jagged Stone requests she remakes the cover in his style. After some encouragement, she agrees and heads off to redo the album cover.
After the others are gone, Jagged Stone is watching an interview with XY on TVi. The new pop star acts arrogant and foolish, claiming all music is related to technology to program what people expect, angering Jagged Stone. To make matters worse, XY completely aggravates Jagged Stone by describing him to Nadja Chamack as out of date and worthless. Furious, Jagged Stone throws his iPad into Fang's mouth and start playing his guitar.
Hawk Moth senses Jagged Stone's frustration and sends an akuma after him and it possesses his guitar. Jagged Stone sees his chance to be the greatest artist of all time and seek revenge on XY, so he's akumatized into Guitar Villain; Fang is akumatized too, into a dragon.
As Marinette think of an idea for the album cover, she met Adrien outside. Before she says Adrien's name correctly, Chloé shoves her aside and tells him that she organized a meeting with Jagged Stone for him. As they walked inside the hotel, Marinette realized that Adrien is a fan of Jagged Stone. So she has decided to make the cover, this time with her own style.
Inside the lobby, Chloé and Adrien encountered Guitar Villain and his dragon. Guitar Villain shoots purple energy waves from his guitar and causes two nearby people in the lobby to dance uncontrollably. Once the elevator doors behind him and Chloé opened and he puts her in there, Adrien transformed himself into Cat Noir so he can stop Guitar Villain.
After Guitar Villain made several citizens—including several pigeons and cars—dance uncontrollably, Cat Noir arrived. Guitar Villain started to fight him, using his orange energy wave he called "Shocking Riff". Marinette had seen the commotion and she quickly transformed herself into Ladybug. She arrived just in time to save Cat Noir from being burned into flames by Dragon Fang.
Then Dragon Fang flew away with Guitar Villain to the Eiffel Tower to start his revenge on XY. Once Guitar Villain get to the Eiffel Tower, he angrily asks Théo Barbot where XY is. After he first refused to answer and Guitar Villain destroyed the set around him with his "Awesome Solo", Théo immediately answered that XY is at the TVi studio. After Ladybug and Cat Noir followed and saved Théo from dancing uncontrollably, Guitar Villain commanded Dragon Fang to go to the Studio.
However, Ladybug immediately phones Nadja Chamack and warns her and everyone else in the studio that XY is in danger. By the time Guitar Villain get into the studio and the recording room, XY had escaped with Alec. But Guitar Villain and Dragon Fang had taken XY to the Eiffel Tower, the moment Cat Noir and Ladybug tries to get him to safety. So they quickly follow them to the Eiffel Tower when night falls.
At XY's concert, Guitar Villain had tied-up XY and is about to make him walk the plank on top of the Eiffel Tower. While Ladybug and Cat Noir are climbing up the Tower, he plays his guitar and green energy waves he called "Seismic Solo" started to cause tremendous earthquakes around him. Once Guitar Villain stopped playing, Ladybug uses her yo-yo as a grappling hook so she can pull herself and Cat Noir up faster. But Dragon Fang appeared and pull the string away, causing Cat Noir and Ladybug to fall down. As Cat Noir uses his staff to prevent his fall, Ladybug tosses her yo-yo to Dragon Fang's mouth, carrying her to the sky. Ladybug manages to tame Dragon Fang and help save Cat Noir from falling, much to the latter's surprise.
Ladybug and Cat Noir are about to save XY, but Guitar Villain summons purple energy waves after them. Assuming that the akuma is inside the guitar and that it's too hard to get it, Ladybug made Dragon Fang go under the top platform, and she and Cat Noir started climbing up at the Eiffel Tower again. XY is about to fall because the plank under him is about to break.
Ladybug uses Lucky Charm, and a can of extreme hold hairspray appeared. Using her lucky vision, Ladybug asks Cat Noir to distract Guitar Villain while she climbs above them. Cat Noir is about to use his Cataclysm as a shield against Guitar Villain's "Shocking Riff", but failed. But luckily Ladybug uses the hairspray to stiffen his hair in front of his face, in order to prevent him from being able to play his guitar. But before she destroys the guitar, Ladybug quickly saved XY from falling with her yo-yo. This ended up made him land on the guitar and breaks it, revealing the akuma. Ladybug catches the akuma and purifies it. She then tosses the hairspray and cleanses the city, returning everything, including Jagged Stone and Fang, back to normal.
The next day, Marinette finally finish the album cover for Jagged Stone. The latter is so impressed that he decided to use her drawing for his next album, much to Marinette's delight in the elevator. Later, Nadja Chamack announced that Jagged Stone's new album became the number 1 of sales, overthrowing XY from the ranking.
At Collège Françoise Dupont, Adrien asked Marinette if she would sign an autograph for him. After she did, Chloé watched Adrien leave and start chewing on a magazine of Jagged Stone out of jealousy. Marinette now declares that it's the best day of her entire life to Alya.
- Marinette Dupain Cheng/Ladybug
- Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir
- Hawk Moth
- Plagg (transformation sequence only)
- Jagged Stone/Guitar Villain
- Bob Roth
- Penny Rolling
- Nadja Chamack
- Adrien's bodyguard
- Chloé Bourgeois
- Sabrina Raincomprix
- Tom Dupain
- Sabine Cheng
- Alec Cataldi
- Xavier Ramier (background)
- Théo Barbot
- Alya Césaire
- Unnamed doorman
- Jean Duparc (background)
- Mireille Caquet (background)
- Internationally, this episode first premiered in France.
- This episode was the twentieth to air in France.
- This episode's name and the villain's name is a pun on "Guitar Hero", a title given to particularly virtuous guitarists (mainly rock or metal).
- The French name of this episode is "Guitar Vilain".
- "Vilain" means "wicked" or "nasty" in French.
- The events of this episode take place after "Pixelator", as Marinette makes the glasses and gives them to Jagged Stone in the latter episode.
- The glasses Marinette mentions and the cover of Rock Giant she makes appear in "Marinette and Fashion".
- Plagg does not appear outside the transformation sequence.
- Hawk Moth does not urge Guitar Villain to take the Miraculouses after their deal is sealed.
- After Ladybug catches the akuma, she says "Rock 'n Roll" instead of "Gotcha."
- The Miraculouses' time limit is not referred to.
- On the back cover of the magazine with Marinette and Jagged Stone, there is the same advertisement of Adrien that appears in "Dark Cupid".
- The pose Marinette has on the front cover is the same as the one she has on the picture Ladybug sends to Cat Noir in "The Evillustrator".
- According to the front cover of the "Metal Lourd" magazine, this episode takes place in April.
- When Fang leaves Le Grand Paris as a dragon, its wings clip the pillars.
- Marinette's right pigtail clips her collar when she talks with Jagged Stone about the cover.
- When Marinette speaks to Tikki in the elevator, her hair clips through her shoulders.
- Alya's hair clips the banister before she pats Marinette's head.
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