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Excuse me, young man. Hasn't anyone ever taught you to knock?

—Mr. Damocles, "Ladybug & Cat Noir"

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Mr. Damocles is the principal of Collège Françoise Dupont.[1]
In "Dark Owl", after trying and failing to become a superhero, as well as being humiliated by the media for it, he is akumatized by Hawk Moth into Dark Owl, an Owl-themed supervillain.[2]

Appearance

Physical appearance

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.

Civilian attire

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 Owl

His 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.
For more of Mr. Damocles' outfits and designs, see Mr. Damocles/Designs.

Personality

Mr. 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 seen in "Dark Owl", Mr. Damocles holds admiration and respect for Ladybug and Cat Noir, so much that he attempts to become a superhero himself, desiring to help others under a secret identity showing that he has a good heart and intentions. However, he can be ignorant at times, not listening to Cat Noir and Ladybug when they suggest that he should stop his superhero antics so he won't endanger himself.

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.

Abilities

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 Owl

While 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.


Sightings

Episodes


Trivia

  • 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.[2]
  • 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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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
Heroes

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat Noir

Villains

Hawk Moth

Guardians

Master Fu

Kwami

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 MariquitaMicazoyolinMudekudekuTentomushiTomoe Gozen

Future Miraculous holders

CarapaceLe PaonQueen BeeRena RougeUnknown Miraculous holder

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

AkumaHawk MothTrash Krakken

Akumatized villains

AnimanAntibugThe BubblerCopycatDark CupidDarkbladeGamerGuitar VillainHorrificatorThe EvillustratorKung FoodLady WifiThe Magician of MisfortuneThe MimeMr. PigeonThe PharaohPixelatorPrincess FragranceThe PuppeteerReflektaReplayRogercopSanta ClawsSilurusSimon SaysStoneheartStormy WeatherTimebreakerVanisherVolpina

Unknown and/or future villains

BefanaBlack and red villainBlack and white villainCaptain HardrockThe CollectorDark OwlDespair BearFrozerGagotorGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaMalediktorPink villainPrime QueenQueen WaspRiposteRobustusRossignobleSapotisSmall purple villainStyle QueenTroublemakerVillain with hair sticks

Other characters
Teenagers

AdamAlix KubdelAlya CésaireAurore BeauréalChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelJean DuparcJuleka CouffaineLê Chiến KimLila RossiMax KantéMireille CaquetMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffePrince AliRose LavillantSabrina Raincomprix

Children

Ella CésaireEtta CésaireKenyaManon Chamack

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardAlec CataldiAndré BourgeoisArmand D'ArgencourtBob RothBreakerButler JeanCaline BustierChrisDoormanFire captainFishermanFred HaprèleGabriel AgresteGhetto BlasterHowardJagged StoneJalil KubdelJørgenKenya's fatherKillabeeMaidMarlena CésaireMetal Face DMrs. AgresteMr. DamoclesMr. KubdelMs. MendeleievNadja ChamackNathalie SancoeurOtis CésairePenny RollingPublic EnemyPrince Ali's chaperoneRoger RaincomprixSabine ChengSanta ClausSarahShaolin SoulSimon GrimaultThéo BarbotTom DupainVincentVincent AzaWang ChengWealthy womanXavier RamierXY

Animals

FangMinor animals

Characters from the past

DarkbladeMage

Future characters

AlbertAnansiAndréArletteAudrey BourgeoisAugustAugust's motherCésaire siblingCharacter in blue clothingChris LahiffeClara ContardGina DupainJuleka's motherKagami TsurugiKagami's motherLaura MaranoLindalee RoseLuka CouffaineMarkovOrder of the GuardiansSabine's motherThomas AstrucVivicaWayem

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