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|“||Excuse me, young man. Hasn't anyone ever taught you to knock?||”|
—Mr. Damocles, "Ladybug & Cat Noir"
Mr. Damocles is a stout man with amber eyes. He has large, bushy black eyebrows, gray sideburns and beard, and a light gray mustache. He is bald on the top of his head.
He wears a brown dress jacket with a white button-up undershirt, and he has a tie that is a lighter brown than his suit. His pants are a darker shade of brown than the jacket, and his shoes are brown loafers.
As Dark OwlHis eyes are round and yellow. His face is covered with a black mask, while there are brown circles with white edges around his eyes. The mask also includes two tuft-like points with brown tops that come out above his eyes and point backwards. His beard is brown, his mustache notably having tips sticking out, and two black vertical stripes go up it. He wears a black suit that includes brown covering and padding over his upper body, arms, and legs. The covering includes black or darker lines, and a brown symbol of an owl's face appears on the chest. Above his hips, he has a brown belt with two pockets towards his right side holding objects based on his symbol. He wears brown gloves that have two ridges each, brown boots with black soles, and a long cape that is black on the back and brown on the other side. The cape can also transform into a pair of wings that has a gray mantle along with several black feathers on either side of the wings.
PersonalityMr. Damocles is serious, courteous, and authoritative, but he struggles under pressure, especially when Chloé demands that he should suspend Alya for spying on her locker in "Lady Wifi" and when André dictates that the school must find Chloé's missing bracelet in "Rogercop". As seen in "Reflekta", he can be quite forgetful and stingy as well, not remembering who Juleka is when Marinette states that she missed the class photo and deciding to ignore her claims entirely when Chloé brings up the fact that he is paying Vincent by the hour. Despite his flaws, Mr. Damocles can feel concerned over the well being of others, such as in "Pixelator", in which he questions Jagged Stone's decision to face the titular character.
As Dark Owl, he is vengeful that the two heroes accidentally humiliated him, and desires to do the same thing to them. He strives to be the only hero in Paris, aiming to getting rid of Ladybug and Cat Noir to achieve his goal. Intelligent and calculating, he fakes a scenario in order to trap the heroes. Despite his plans and displeasure towards the heroes, he still is a man of his word; after Cat Noir and Ladybug purposely give up their Miraculouses, he releases them from drowning in whipped cream.
As a civilian
Calling it a hobby, Mr. Damocles has IT skills, helping Ms. Mendeleiev with her computer troubles and claiming that he created a program for his computer in "Robustus". However, while having some ability, he still ends up letting a virus into the school's hard drive in the same episode. His program Albert also has glitches and problems, but he is made well enough to recognize and respond to commands, albeit poorly and often unsuccessfully. He also modifies his boomerang when it fails to shoot correctly in "Dark Owl".
When being The Owl, Mr. Damocles shows off his skills at moving agilely and climbing a tree. However, his older age makes him less smooth at doing them, falling over, and he is unskilled at throwing a boomerang or aiming and shooting a grappling hook gun.
As Dark OwlWhile Dark Owl doesn't have real superpowers, he has a wide arsenal of gadgets and tools, such as a fully functioning grappling hook, numerous owl-themed boomerangs, and wings that he can use to glide through the air. He also has enhanced combat capabilities, able to efficiently battle with Ladybug and Cat Noir individually, and a strong jump.
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Absent|
|1. "The Bubbler":||Absent||14. "Princess Fragrance":||Absent|
|2. "Mr. Pigeon":||Appears||15. "Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)":||Appears|
|3. "Stormy Weather":||Absent||16. "Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)":||Absent|
|4. "Timebreaker":||Absent||17. "Animan":||Absent|
|5. "Copycat":||Absent||18. "Simon Says":||Absent|
|6. "The Pharaoh":||Absent||19. "Pixelator":||Appears|
|7. "Lady Wifi":||Appears||20. "Guitar Villain":||Absent|
|8. "The Evillustrator":||Absent||21. "Kung Food":||Absent|
|9. "Rogercop":||Appears||22. "Gamer":||Appears|
|10. "Dark Cupid":||Absent||23. "Reflekta":||Appears|
|11. "Horrificator":||Background||24. "The Puppeteer":||Absent|
|12. "Darkblade":||Absent||25. "Antibug":||Absent|
|13. "The Mime":||Absent||26. "Volpina":||Absent|
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Absent|
|1. "The Collector":||Absent||?. "Malediktor":||Unknown|
|?. "Despair Bear":||Appears||?. "Troublemaker":||Unknown|
|?. "Prime Queen":||Absent||?. "Frozer":||Unknown|
|?. "Befana":||Absent||?. "Rossignoble":||Unknown|
|?. "Riposte":||Absent||?. "Gagotor":||Unknown|
|?. "Robustus":||Appears||?. "Captain Hardrock":||Unknown|
|?. "Gigantitan":||Absent||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Dark Owl":||Appears||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Glaciator":||Pictured||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Sapotis":||Absent||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Gorizilla":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Style Queen":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Queen Wasp":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
- Mr. Damocles' design is very reminiscent of an owl. He also has many pictures of different owls in his office.
- His akumatized form was first revealed as a silhouette in a promotional poster on Jeremy Zag's Instagram.
- In "Dark Owl", it is revealed that he is a fan of Knightowl, owning various comics and merchandise related to the superhero.
- While his homemade costume and his akumatized appearance are strongly based off of Knightowl's appearance from the in-universe comic books and merchandise, his akumatized form resembles Knightowl's appearance in the Miraculous Adventures comics.
- His akumatized villain costume is a modified version of his original costume, similar to Chloé's akumatized villain costume in "Antibug".
- He successfully forces a Miraculous, one of the Ladybug Miraculous earrings, off of its wearer.
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