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Recurring quotes

Time to transform!
Tikki, spots on!
Lucky Charm!
No more evil-doing for you, little akuma. Time to de-evilize! Gotcha! Bye-bye, little butterfly.
Miraculous Ladybug!
Pound it!
Bug out!

Tikki, Power up!
Aqua Tikki, Spots On!
Aqua Lucky Charm!
Stalac Tikki, Spots On!
Stalac Lucky Charm!

Theme Song

In the daytime, I'm Marinette, just a normal girl with a normal life. But there's something about me that no one knows yet, 'cause I have a secret.

Season 1

The Bubbler

But adults keep children safe and protected. They care for their kids; they love them!
We can't stay stuck in this bubble together forever!
Sorry to burst your bubble. […] No one wants to party with you anymore, Bubbler.
I've got to find his newest villain ASAP.

Mr. Pigeon

Derby hat, derby hat, derby hat, derby hat...! I don’t have any derby hat designs. I’ve got top hats, caps, even two-horned hats! Need a beret? I’m your girl. A sombrero? No problem-o. But a derby?!
You know what, it won't even matter because I'll probably make a total fool of myself at the event, most likely trip over my stupid derby and collapse on Mr. Agreste. Give him a full-blown concussion and Adrien will hate me. I'll never be a world-renowned fashion designer! My life is over!
Geez, it’s hard to be creative under pressure.
Hmm, a cake derby hat. Stylish and tasty.
Call me crazy, but I feel like bird seed all of a sudden.
You're the cat! Don't you eat these things for breakfast?
Everything on my derby hat is handmade, from the embroidery to the weaving of the band to the stitching of the brim. All done by myself. And last, there's a special design element that only the true designer know about. I signed mine!
You don't want to let the cat out of the bag~

Stormy Weather

Then? I'll invite [Adrien] out for a fruit smoothie at the end of the photo shoot! Then, we'll get married, live happily ever after in a beautiful house, and have two kids! No, three. And a dog! Maybe a cat? Nah, forget the cat. And a hamster! I love hamsters!
I thought cats always landed on their feet.
No time for your childish charms, Cat Noir.
Whoa, kitty, kitty. You better think before you leap.


Listen. I know it seems unbelievable, but trust me, I mean, trust... yourself?
How do I get myself into these crazy situations?
Responsibility isn't something to be taken lightly. I should know.


What? What did you expect me to say? 'Hey, hot stuff, this is Marinette. I'd ask you on a date to a movie, but I've got such a crazy crush on you that the only way I can talk to you without foaming at the mouth is over this stupid phone.' Pretty ridiculous, right?
Cat Noir may be a lot of things but he's not a thief.
It's Adrien! He's looking for his phone! What if he tracks it? He'll figure out I stole it, I'll be arrested for grand theft, I'll spend the rest of my life in jail, and worse, I'll never get to go to the movies with Adrien!
Sorry, but liars are losers. Cat Noir may annoy me to pieces, but he's never lied to me.

The Pharaoh

I told you from day one, Tikki. I'm a total klutz!
If by brave, you mean bossy, feisty, and bold? Yup, that's [Alya]!
Everyone does have a past they can learn from.
Now you know why I'm so much wiser than you. Hm!

Lady Wifi

It's Marinette, leave a message. Beep! He he!
Ladybug saved Paris from destruction once again, but who's gonna save Marinette from her homework?
And besides, who would believe that Chloé's the original Ladybug? She's obviously just a die-hard fan. A... copycat?
Nobody must know who we really are. Not even us...
Sometimes, your heart tells you one thing, but a great superhero always listens to her head.

The Evillustrator

Sabrina, Chloé's totally taking advantage of you. You don't have to do what she says. That's not how a real best friend acts!
Fewer puns, more action!
Sorry, Tikki... Chloé! She just... fires up this little red bug!
I'm thinking poor Nathaniel's got a crush on me. And his alter ego, the Evillustrator's gonna get crushed by Ladybug!
Come on! Seriously? Why is everybody comparing me to Chloé tonight?
No cat dragged me anywhere, Cat Noir. I flew in all on my own.
Me, scared? Pfft, it was a dream. I mean, you're a dream. I mean, in your dreams! Huh? Oh, this is a nightmare...
[Adrien] touched my shoulder... I'll never wash my jacket again!


I was only trying to defend myself! My dad's right. I ended up accusing everyone in the process. Through this, Tikki, I don't think any of us took it.
Listen! You're Sabrina's dad and a good cop! Don't let the evil person who gave you these powers make an evil cop out of you!
Well, if you're so rich, obviously you don't need free croissants!

Dark Cupid

I'm no good at this love letter writing thing... I sound like a total dorkasaurus!
I hate to burst your bubble, but hate doesn't conquer all. Love does!
We're about to turn into pumpkins, and personally, I'd rather not see that.
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.
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!


Hey, hey! Everyone chill out! You're right, Chloé is lame. But fighting isn't gonna bring Mylène back. I'm the producer, and I'm gonna do everything in my power to finish filming tonight!
Adrien and Chloé kissing cannot happen! No way!
Looks like it's time to bring in the alter ego...
Stay together, right behind us! You too, Spielberg!


And yet again, Marinette hopes she'll finally have enough time to complete her magic box.
Do you realize that you're all being bribed? Concert tickets are awesome, but they aren't gonna solve classroom problems.
I just wanna be voted in fairly, not because you don't wanna vote for Chloé, but because you believe in me! I'm not gonna make promises that I can't keep, and I'm not gonna be able to get you everything that you want. But I am resourceful and I know how to prioritize. I'm a good listener and a great multi-tasker. Representing you all is something I truly believe in. And most importantly, I believe in myself. So... vote for Marinette, for class representative!

The Mime

Apparently, not seeing is believing.
Cat Noir, you're good at annoying people. Do your thing!
Speaking of calling, there's something I gotta tell you, Alya. I... accidentally erased your Ladybug video on your phone, and then, when I tried to fix the problem I dropped the phone in a dumpster and now it stinks like bad, like really, really bad, and I'm sorry, so, so, so sorry. I know how much that video meant to you and I'm the lamest of friends. Lamer than lame!

Princess Fragrance

No, Tikki. I'm not making the same mistake twice! We have to get you to the healer now!
Cat? Um, right. Rare hairless flying species from Kingdom of Achu. I was allowed to have one, because I won a zoo tap-dancing contest when I was in the Kingdom of Achu.
I know, but I mean, Tikki, you're more than just my kwami for me.
Yes! I'm a f-f-friend of Chloé's. We're BFFs!

Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)

Don't worry, I'm not a stranger to disasters.
Ahh! Help! It's a giant bug! A mouse! A... a bug-mouse!
This must be a mistake! The only superpower I could possibly have is super-awkwardness...
Okay, I have special powers! ...And apparently, this amazing super yo-yo thingy?
Ladybug! Call me Ladybug.
So that means... this is all my fault? I knew it! See, Tikki? I'm not cut out to be a superhero! I'm only gonna keep messing up.
I told you, I'm clumsy! I create disaster all the time! I'll only make things worse for me, for you, and for everyone. Cat Noir will be better off without me. I'm quitting.

Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)

Well, I'm still not sure I'm up for this, but Alya's in danger. I can't sit back and do nothing.
Oh, you're quite the jokester, aren't you? But your comedic timing needs work.
Nice try, Hawk Moth, but we know who the bad guy is. Let's not reverse the roles here. Without you, none of these innocent victims would be transformed into villains. Hawk Moth, no matter how long it takes, we will find you, and you will hand us your Miraculous!
Let me make this promise to you. No matter who wants to harm you, Ladybug and Cat Noir will do everything in our power to keep you safe!
That's it! We don't separate Stoneheart and Mylène, we bring them closer together! They're made for one another! It's just they don't know it yet.
Yeah... It's beautiful... and amazing... It' Miraculous!
It means that I'm not putting up with your crud anymore, Chloé, and neither is anyone else around here. So take your attitude and go on, get lost!
Uh... see you tomo... Haha! Whoa, why am I stammering?


Oh, where are you, love of my life?
T-Rex may have disappeared a long time ago, but technically its still an animal!
A ladybug? Smart choice.

Simon Says

I guess being grounded comes with the territory of being a top secret superhero. Doesn't seem fair, though.
Oh yes, [Adrien]'s perfect. I mean, um, I don't know him very well but he seems—
This is our last chance to capture the akuma and I can't do it alone. If we free Simon Says, we free Mr. Agreste, too.


This is either gonna be the most amazing pair or the ugliest pair of shades in shades history. Miss Bustier is grading me on effort, right?
Pixelator would never imagine his idol would actually want a day out at school. ...I mean, isn't school awesome?
Oh, this isn't creepy at all.

Guitar Villain

Oh, why does Jagged Stone want to change his style? XY's music is so cold and lifeless, repetitive, mundane, the total opposite of Jagged. And what I've just done here is... ugh... is so not my style, either.
I'm going to design Jagged Stone's next album my way, and no one else's!
Uh, talking bag! New technology! Import from Japan!
We only rock the real Jagged Stone!
I can't feel my legs anymore. Hold me up! I'm gonna fall over! Is [Adrien] still around?

Kung Food

Sorry, Adrien. I really thought [Wang Cheng] couldn't speak English!
If we're not careful, we'll be the mashed potatoes!
Silly me, you don't have any taste! I mean, look at what you're wearing.


Dear diary, guess what? I was two spots away from transforming back and revealing my true identity to Cat Noir.
And now, a Quarter-Super-Plus Heavy Kick, and Flying Hyper Storm! Triple head combo, Marinette style! Booyah!
Um, no no no, I... No, you're so good. I mean, I'm the one who's not good. I mean... I'm lucky, that's all.
Don't get me wrong! I love gaming, but it's not my heart and soul. This is your baby. It's your tournament, Max. I don't wanna take that away from you.


Sorry Cat Noir, but you — you just... you just don't look like yourself anymore! But uh... thank you!
You've not just lost your body, Cat Noir. I think you've lost your sense of humor, too!

The Puppeteer

Ladybug and Cat Noir always win, and the bad guys always lose.
Puppeteer! Such a shame; it's really not nice to steal from your babysitter.
Hahaha! I think I liked [Cat Noir] better when you sounded like a five-year old girl!


I won't tell you again, Chloé, so listen up. You need to leave! You're putting yourself in great danger, and us, too. Got it?
Cat Noir and I, we're an unstoppable team.
Cat Noir and I are a team. If you take me on, you take Cat Noir on, too. It's not my problem if you don't have any friends.
Did you see that? Chloé smiled nicely! Kinda. I think she's actually happy to have Sabrina back.
Nice yo-yo, mine's better!


This is super bad! What if Adrien totally falls for her?! I've never flown in a private jet, nobody's ever written a song about me, and I don't know a single person in Hollywood! Adrien will forget I even exist!
You'll see Ladybug isn't just a figment of your imagination, Volpina.
This book could've been my connection to Adrien without my Ladybug mask for once, but I get it. I'm not gonna be returning it to him.
Who is this girl and what is she doing next to the love of my life?!

Season 2

The Collector

Wait a sec, you mean whoever owned the spellbook could be Hawk Moth?
Adrien can't be Hawk Moth! But what if he is? Th-That would mean that I'm crazy in love with a supervillain! I can't be in love with a supervillain, i-I'd have to fight him!
Something's up. Adrien never misses his fencing lessons.
Adrien doesn't have an evil bone in his body.
Less talking, more doing.
Oh, alright, yes, Adrien is amazing. I couldn't stand the thought of him being a supervillain.

Prime Queen

Don't encourage him Nadja, or the cat won't stop purring all night.
Hey, I thought we agreed on no more Bugaboo calling, pussycat
I'm very sorry Nadja, but we're superheroes. We're not supposed to answer such personal questions.
We're superheroes not stars, we should be doing our jobs not looking like fools on tv.

Despair Bear

I'm not gonna let [Chloé] get away with this.
Chloé? No, she's the exact opposite of nice.
Please don't compare me to Chloé.
Too bad I had to stop dancing with Adrien. It felt like I was dancing on a little cloud! I'm out of body experience!


A-Adrien! Nice to fencing, I'm totally into you! Uhh, I mean, nice to see you! Yeah, I'm totally into fencing.
Between you and me, [Cat Noir's] much better at fencing!
Great, so he likes me. But I don't want him to just like me! I mean- I do, but, you know- I want him to LIIIIIIKE me!


See, Alya's gonna pretend to take me to the dentist, but she'll really be taking me to my surprise party!
Never too late to tell the truth, right?
The most important thing about a present, Tikki, is the person who's giving it.


That was wit and a little bit of luck.
Everyone can feel negative emotions from time-to-time. It's important to accept that and forgive. Follow your heart.

The Dark Owl

Wow, that principal sure is holding a grudge.
Heroes don't hurt innocent beings, Dark Owl!
I've got plan A, plan B and all the alphabets to Z. Did you really think we could give you our Miraculouses?
A superhero never reveals her secrets, I'd thought you know better.
Triple Dragon-Kick! Perfect! Marinette wins!


"Operation: Secret Garden", here we come!
Caution! The photo shoot of "Buttercup" will be over soon!


Oh Tikki! I went to the movies with Adrien! This is the best day of my life!
Oh no! I went to the movies with Adrien in my pajamas! My funny glasses! And a towel!


Alya Césaire, here is the Miraculous of the Fox, which grants the power of illusion. You will use it for the greater good. Once the job is done, you will return the Miraculous to me. Can I trust you?


Captain Hardrock

What if [Adrien] doesn't know Juleka's address? Or he got the wrong day? Or he's lost? Could you check with Nino please? You know, of course, just... casually.
Hey, my name's Mama uh Mamamarinette! Your mom sent me down here. The groove...uh... the group's waiting for you.
What? Luka? No way! You're being ridiculous! Pff! Sure he's cool and nice and everything...but there's only one statue that drives this compass crazy!
I hope you've got your sea legs kitty.
Enjoy your gig, bug out.


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But Miss Bustier, it's so not fair! It was Chloé, pulling another......(ugh) Chloé! And I'm the one who's getting in trouble?
[Chloé's] got no heart!
Ms Bustier, please, snap out of it!


(To Cat Noir) Paw-sibly kitty cat.


Marc? What happened?


You're so weak that when you're shadow boxing, your shadow wins!
It's all up to you, Captain Turtle!
Throw like a ladybug, scratch like a cat!



A Christmas Special

Excuse me, wait! If you don't mind, this is-this is for Adrien. Can you wish him a Merry Christmas? From me that is. I mean, it could be from you, too. In fact, Merry Christmas to you, from, uh, me, of course.
I know when I'm looking at an akuma victim, trust me. You're safe now, go on home.

Miraculous Secrets

Marinette in Paris

Every day I think about how lucky I am to live in Paris, and I'm even luckier to get to see all those places through Ladybug's eyes. No one knows the city like Cat Noir and I do. Even when we're on a mission, we can't help but stop for a minute and marvel at the magical city we live in.

Marinette and Fashion

What I love most of all is creating. I really like inventing, designing, sewing. I've already created hats, clothes, accessories like jewelry, and even some glasses for Jagged Stone, the famous rock star.
Most of the time, I'm wearing my own designs. This little purse I carry everywhere, for instance. I made it. I love to stroll around Paris for inspiration. I could spend hours watching people, and what better place then Paris to be inspired!

Marinette and Alya

Alya and me, we're BFFs. It's so amazing to have a best friend like her.
[Alya and I] love to go to the cinema and talk about the movies afterwards. It's always so interesting because Alya often notices things I didn't see at all, in movies and in real life.
[Alya]'s the most observant person I know, and she has an interest in everything. She's also very curious, maybe too curious, but this is why she'll be a great journalist — that's what she wants to be in the future.

Marinette's Double Life

Sometimes, it's hard being both Marinette and Ladybug. Of course, I love being a superheroine, and it's awesome to protect Paris against Hawk Moth and save all these innocent victims. But on the other hand, I always have to come up with excuses to explain why I'm late to Mom and Dad, to my teachers, and even to my best friend Alya.
I can't let anyone see Tikki, my kwami, who never leaves my side. Without Tikki, I can't transform. She gives me my powers.

Cat Noir as seen by Marinette

I think [Cat Noir]'d love to know whom I am. He's so nosy. There's no way I'm letting that happen. No one can find out.
There's absolutely nothing between [me and Cat Noir]. He's just my partner — Uh, my team mate is what I mean. Besides, he's not my type. He's a bit too cocky.
What I really can't stand is that [Cat Noir] always has to show off when we're on a mission, and I'm not into guys like that.
I think [Cat Noir] has a bit of a crush on me, you know, except I love Adrien.
Okay, so maybe I'd see Cat Noir a little differently if there was no Adrien. Wait, what? For real, what am I saying? A world without Adrien? That would be horrible!

My Birthday Party

Oh well, if I can't [talk to Adrien], I'll ask Nino to help. He's a really great guy.
Wait, what? Am I crazy? I'm not inviting [Chloé and Sabrina]. They make my life a misery.

Marinette and Adrien

It's not my fault. [Adrien]'s so amazing that I completely freak out every time I talk to him. I mean, seriously, he's super smart, he plays the piano, he's a great fencer, he speaks Chinese, and he's so cute, too.
I'm not very good with words. I'm more into fashion and creating things.
It's [Adrien's] birthday soon! I checked on the table I made of his detailed schedule. ...What? I like to know where he is during the day.

Miraculous: Tales from Paris

The Notebook

"Dear Rose, this notebook is just like you: pink, stylish and unique!"


Well, I have to give some of the credit to Paris, the most fashionable city in the world! It's so easy being inspired here, you know? Everywhere I look there's something interesting.
Actually, you know what? I think that for the first time in my life, I'm going to listen to Chloé.


[These pictures of Adrien]'re all nice, Tikki! He's so perfect. Actually he's too perfect. That's why I'll never be able to talk to him.

Homework Essay

I’m not sure [who I'll write about], Tikki. A lot of people inspire me every day. Like you, for instance.

Miraculous Adventures

Issue 2

Wow, that's amazing! You really don't look your age, Tikki.
I worked really hard on this banner... I hope Adrien likes it. That way, it'll feel a bit like he's with us and we're with him!
Just do what you always do, Kitty: ruin everything!
We're not afraid of you, Silurus! You're nothing but a big fish in a small pond!
Miraculous holders

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat NoirWang Fu

Reoccurring Miraculous holders

Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge



Main villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth

Other characters

Alix KubdelAurore BeauréalChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelJuleka CouffaineLê Chiến Kim
Lila RossiLuka CouffaineManon ChamackMax KantéMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina Raincomprix


Alec CataldiAndré BourgeoisCaline BustierGabriel AgresteJagged StoneJalil KubdelRoger RaincomprixMr. DamoclesMs. MendeleievNadja ChamackNathalie SancoeurSabine ChengSanta ClausThéo BarbotTom DupainXavier RamierXY