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And I was [the best], everywhere I went.

—Kagami, "Riposte"

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Kagami Tsurugi is a Japanese girl who appears in Season 2 of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. She is a new student at Collège Françoise Dupont who attracts the attention of Adrien, being a rival for him in fencing.[3][4][5]

In "Riposte", after mistakenly thinking that she lost the fencing battle between her and Adrien, she is akumatized by Hawk Moth into Riposte, a fencing themed supervillain.[3][6]

Appearance

Physical appearance

Kagami is a Japanese teenager of slender figure and average height. She has pale skin, freckles, light brown eyes, and short black hair with blue reflections.

Civilian attire

When fencing, Kagami wears a tight red long sleeved shirt under a slightly darker red quilted vest with a plain collar,
Tsurugi crest

The kanji for "female", and the Tsurugi family crest.

along with plain red tights. On the ring finger of her right hand, she wears a black ring that has her family's crest, which resembles the Japanese kanji for "female" (女) augmented by a long vertical line dividing it down the middle and a small curved line at the top of the longer line, which together resemble a rapier. Two long outward spikes stretch from the mark.

As Riposte

Riposte's face is silver, with red eyes. She has a silver helmet with angular sides and a red circle on the center of the forehead with the Tsurugi crest. Her body outfit is silver armor, including a breastplate, pauldrons, and tassets, while her arms and legs are solid silver. On her feet she wears silver high-heel shoes. Her right hand seems to be or holds a sword-like extension with a triangular guard and a red circle bearing the Tsurugi crest on the center of the guard. She is also trying to get her revenge from Adrien Agreste.

For more of Kagami's outfits and designs, see Kagami Tsurugi/Designs.

Personality

Kagami is stern, thoughtful, and adaptive. She is dedicated to accomplishing any commitment she makes. Likewise, she can be somewhat reluctant and quite stubborn, willing to go out and take risks regardless of what is at stake for her. She is an aggressive fencer, and will taunt her opponent during the fight. While she doesn't like to lose, she downplays her upset feelings and respects her rivals. However, Kagami is a very hospitable and determined individual who learns from her mistakes, knowing there are times she isn't the winner. She also forms a friendship with Adrien after they both approach each other and solve their conflict professionally, suggesting an understanding, calm, and objective side.

As Riposte, she is furiously obsessed with getting a rematch with Adrien and winning it, even if he is in no condition to fight due to his injured ankle, and she considers people that she views as not being good enough fighters as not being worthy, such as Ladybug. She is also arrogant, and doesn't have a problem with outright attacking her opponents when they have no chance of defending themselves. However, despite this, she follows Hawk Moth's commands without question, even if they conflict with her own goals.

Abilities

As a civilian

Kagami is extremely skilled in fencing, both in defensive and offensive movements. She is also very agile, doing several acrobatic feats while dueling.

As Riposte

Riposte wields a sword in combat, and as her sword is directly attached to her hand, it is impossible to remove it. She uses the sword to strike at incredible speeds and slice through any material. She can create shock waves with her sword to slice objects from a distance. Also, she is capable of leaping great distances, and she is durable, quickly recovering from having an entire chimney collapse on her.

Family

Tree

 
 
FT Unknown
Grandfather
 
 
 
FT Unknown
Kagami's mother
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kagami Tsurugi
 

 
Grandfather
 
 
Kagami's mother
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kagami Tsurugi
 

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Sightings

Episodes


Trivia


  • Kagami was revealed on a Season 2 synopsis from TFOU on August 31, 2017.[3]
    • She was teased as a new inhabitant of Paris in a Brazilian synopsis for Season 2 on O Universo da TV.[7]
  • Kagami is a Japanese name that means "mirror" (鏡). Tsurugi is a type of Japanese sword (劔).
    • In Japanese culture, the Yata-no-Kagami is a sacred mirror and symbol of truth or wisdom (as mirrors only reflect what is shown); the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi is a legendary sword that represents the virtue of valor. Both are one of the three Imperial Regalia of Japan, along with the Yasakani-no-Magatama, a sacred jewel that represents benevolence.
      • In the Brazilian dub, her name is changed to Kyoko.
      • In the Italian dub, her name is changed to Katami.
        • Kata means "martial arts" in Japanese, which is also a reference to "Katana", a Japanese sword. Katami also has a secondary meaning, which is "remember" or "I remember".
      • In the Latin American Spanish dub, her name is changed to Agami.
  • Feri González noted that both Kagami and Luka are "charming, rounded characters" who are not limited to roles as alternate love interests.
  • Her akumatized form was first revealed in a promotional video for Season 2 from TFOU.[3]
  • In fencing, the word "riposte" refers to a quick return thrust following a parry.
    • A colloquial use of the word refers to a quick, witty retort to an insult or criticism. Another definition related to this is a "retaliatory maneuver or measure."[8]


Gallery

Riposte 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 RougeNino Lahiffe/Carapace

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

MayuraQueen 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 WeatherTimebreakerTroublemakerVanisherVolpina

Other villains

Trash Krakken

Unknown and/or future villains

AnansiBlack and red villainCatalystFrightningaleFrozerGagotorMayuraMalediktatorQueen WaspReverserSandboySyrenStyle QueenZombizou

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

Art teacherCharacter in blue clothingChris LahiffeClara NightingaleLindalee RoseMarc AncielMarinette's grandfatherNora CésaireOndinePhilippe CandeloroSabine's motherThomas AstrucVivica

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