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We're good, Adrien, don't sweat it. We're buds. Always and forever.

—Nino, "The Bubbler"

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Nino Lahiffe[9] is Adrien's best friend and a student in Miss Bustier's class at Collège Françoise Dupont.

In "The Bubbler", when Nino becomes frustrated with adults after failing to convince Gabriel Agreste to allow Adrien to have a birthday party, Hawk Moth akumatizes him into Bubbler, a bubble-wielding supervillain.

In "Anansi", after Nino receives the Turtle Miraculous from Ladybug, he, when the Miraculous is inhabited by Wayzz, becomes Carapace, a turtle-themed superhero who helps Ladybug and Cat Noir "during particularly difficult missions" in the second season.[1][10]

In "Mayura", during the fight with Scarlet Moth, after Rena Rouge falls victim to an akuma, Carapace is akumatized into Shell Shock.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Nino is tall, with short dark brown hair, tan skin, and amber eyes.

Civilian attire

He wears a plain red cap  at the top his head. He also wears black-rimmed glasses. A pair of dark gray, blue, and orange headphones are found around his neck. He wears a short-sleeved blue shirt with an eye design on the front, having a black pupil, white sclera, dark gray upper eyelid with lashes, and light blue lower lid. Around his jeans is a brown belt, and while most of it is hidden by his shirt, one tip sticks out a little bit below it. Additionally, he wears lime green, pink, red, blue, and yellow bands around his right wrist, blue-gray jeans, and red and white high collar shoes with a white knight design on the tongues.

As Carapace

Carapace has a dark green bodysuit with a hoodie, the suit itself made with tiny hexagonal patterns resembling those on the Turtle Miraculous. The hoodie has a silver semicircle on the front, curved red eye designs on the sides with black and golden details, and two small light green ovals below the bottom of the hood's opening. Over his eyes, Carapace wears black goggles with yellow-green lenses, and underneath the suit, he has a black collar. On his suit, he has six hexagon-shaped light green circles on his chest, and he has dark gray hexagon-shaped protective pads on his shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. The Turtle Miraculous bracelet is on his right wrist. Also, Carapace wears dark green boots with an indent between his big toe and other toes, dark gray outsoles, and two indents on two sides of each boot. On his back, he carries a shield that is dark green on one side and light green on the other.

As Bubbler

Bubbler has light blue skin, reddish-brown eyes, and black circles around his eyes, along with a black spot above his left eye and a black spot below his right eye. He wears a bright red, blue and yellow body suit, with many parts of the suit being rounded like attached bubbles. Around his head, he has a red helmet that features a red antenna on top with a red sphere. Also, he wears black boots, black elbow-length gloves with pink knuckles, and black pants. On his chest, an eye-like black and white circle with two dark gray tubes attached. The tubes connect to Bubbler's red, yellow, and blue bubble container, where he puts his bubble wand when he isn't using it. The bubble wand has a blue handle and a yellow head with a long, oval hole.

For more of Nino's outfits and designs, see Nino Lahiffe/Designs.

Personality

Nino is fun-loving, enthusiastic, friendly, and compassionate. He enjoys being a DJ at parties and hanging out with friends. He is described as "a caring friend with a strong sense of right and wrong."[11] Noticing when someone, like Adrien, is upset, he does what he can to comfort them or cheer them up. If he has a vision for something, he stays dedicated to it, sometimes rather stubbornly.

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Nino giving supportive advice to Adrien.

But if things don't go in the fashion he wants them to, it exasperates and upsets him. He is more than willing to argue his point, though he is able to change his opinions on situations or particular people. Nino becomes frustrated if he sees something that he considers unfair, like when Adrien's father won't allow Adrien to have a birthday party. However, he doesn't hold grudges for long, and whether by choice or not, he will help others when they ask for it.

However he has a tendency to act nervous in certain situations seen in "Animan", when he tried to ask Marinette on a date and when he stuttered at the sight of being posted on Alya's Ladyblog. He also has some knowledge on how things work in certain situations like in "Horrificator" or "Anansi".

Like Alya, he can be caught up in the moment or excitement of things. However, unlike her Nino doesn't hesitate on returning the Turtle Miraculous.

When it comes those he cares about he is brave and loyal refusing to leave them behind in "Simon Says", where he didn't want to leave without Adrien. In "Anansi", when he was even willing to fight against the titular villain to save Alya or staying with her when she's infected in "Zombizou". He can become doubtful of his abilities at times but takes advice from others very well.

As Carapace, most of Nino's personality remains the same like his willingness to help others and bravery although he forgets to speak in a formal manner calling the heroine dude or dudette instead of Ladybug.

As Bubbler, he becomes less caring and more aggressive, being much wilder and louder than normal. Although one of his intentions is to let Adrien have the birthday party that he never gets, he also despises adults and uses his powers to get rid of them. His hatred can extend to his peers if they defy his orders. As Bubbler, if anyone doesn't listen to him, they get trapped in a bubble. His rage proves to even be an issue for Hawk Moth when he traps Ladybug and Cat Noir and sends them into the sky instead of taking their Miraculouses.

Abilities

As a civilian

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Nino DJing on The Challenge.

Nino is a skilled DJ, competing with his abilities and making it to the second round of The Challenge. With his cellphone, he likes to record videos, and, in "Horrificator", he films a movie with it. He is also knowledgeable in film tropes and film crew, noting how cell phones don't usually work in horror movies in "Horrificator" and mentioning Hollywood director Steven Basielberg in "Volpina".

In "Anansi", Nino has shown to have decent fighting abilities.

As Carapace

Carapace has much more enhanced skills, such as speed, agility, and strength, and he is almost invulnerable to physical damage.[12] However he doesn't seem to be able to reach great heights as other Miraculouses allow (such as Ladybug with her yo-yo, or Rena Rouge with her superior agility), having to rely on his allies for being transported long distances. He possesses a shield as a weapon that can easily be thrown and used to fight, and is strong enough to endure hits from powerful villains like Anansi.

His special power, Shellter, is executed through his shield, and allows to create a giant green shell-like spherical barrier/ force field to protect himself and his allies, and is also able to damage particular surfaces (such as Anansi's webs). Despite the usefulness of this power, it must be used wisely, as Carapace can only use it once before reverting back to his civilian form five minutes after using it.

As Bubbler

With his bubble wand weapon, Bubbler can create giant impenetrable bubbles with various powers and colors.
  • Bubbler's weapon: a bubble wand.
  • Purple bubbles chasing adults.
  • A red bubble exploding.
  • Ladybug and Cat Noir trapped in a green bubble.
  • The Bubbler gets his strong bubble fluid from the pouch on his back
  • Purple bubbles can be used to chase and capture people, turning green. Additionally, Bubbler can use them to project his face and give a message, and he can stand on them to levitate.
  • Red bubbles are his offensive attack: he can throw them at his enemies, causing a fiery explosion on impact. Additionally, Bubbler can turn existing red bubbles into swarming green ones that attach to people and morph into a giant green bubble. This is used to catch both Ladybug and Cat Noir in one go.

He is unable to levitate in mid-air without standing on a bubble, but he can jump very high and can fly from one place to another leaving a trail of purple bubbles.

His bubbles can't be penetrated by limbs or by Ladybug's yo-yo. However, the shields Ladybug and Cat Noir create by rotating their weapons do offer some protection. Additionally, the bubbles can be blown away by air currents and can be burst by Cataclysm and the Miraculous Ladybug.

Family

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Nino Lahiffe
 
Chris Lahiffe

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Notes

  • The official Miraculous Ladybug Tumblr blog revealed that Nino's family was originally supposed to be revealed in Season 2.[13]It was pushed to a future season for unknown reasons.
    • Later, the writers revealed at an event that Nino has a (younger?) relative named Chris.[14]


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Trivia

  • Nino aspires to be a film director hinted in the episode “Horrificator” and in “Volpina” when he says “Lila knows all of the Hollywood directors, she promised she'd mention me to Steven Basielberg himself!"
  • Nino is a DJ during his spare time, and he manages the school radio station.[1][15]
  • In the French version, Nino's villain name is Le Bulleur.
    • In the English version of "The Bubbler", Nino is only referred to as the Bubbler by Tikki while everyone else calls him Bubbler.
  • An earlier concept design for Nino involved a white shirt with red color included in the eye logo and dark gray headphones.[16]
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    Alya and Nino sharing his headphones in a painting by Thomas Astruc.

  • In "The Bubbler", Nino has black hair, but in all episodes afterward, he has brown hair.
  • Nino sits next to Adrien and in front of Alya in class.
  • Nino's family comes from Morocco.[17] It was previously assumed his family came from Réunion based on a series of tweets.[18]
  • In the online game Miraculous Mission Ladybug, Bubbler is the enemy, but he is colored blue and appears multiple times throughout the game.
    • Also, in Ladybug Contra os Vilões, he is the enemy, this time with the right colors.
  • In Season 2 and upcoming comics, Nino will have more interactions with Alya.[19]
    • Season 2 will also reveal more about Nino in general and his family.[20]
  • Nino's name is a wordplay on "No life" - or rather, Nolife -[21] a French TV network about pop culture, self-described as "for geeks, nerds and otakus". This refers to his geeky personality.
  • Carapace means "a protective shell."[22]
    • It is also the technical name for a turtle's back shell.
  • Both Carapace and his civilian identity were revealed on August 31, 2017, in a press release video from French Miraculous distributor TFOU.[1]
  • Following Alya Césaire, Nino is the second person to become a Miraculous holder and an akumatized villain, excluding Gabriel, who akumatized himself.
  • Ironic as much his villain name came from a turtle-themed monster named Shellshock from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://pandasuite.com/viewer/2.0.2/59a6c26e48abe6f53a002dc9?t=1 (direct video source here)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 In "Anansi" by Nora Césaire/Anansi.
  3. In "Mayura" by Rena Rouge.
  4. In "Anansi" by Ladybug
  5. In "Mayura" by Rena Rouge.
  6. https://twitter.com/Ladybug_Cartoon/status/673576008151375872
  7. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/654304169524862976
  8. http://www.dubbningshemsidan.se/credits/miraculous/
  9. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/752942731304075264
  10. http://tvmag.lefigaro.fr/programme-tv/miraculous-les-secrets-de-la-saison-2-de-ladybug-et-chat-noir_d32cc720-a2c3-11e7-b619-f944cd28c6f6/
  11. http://www.miraculousladybug.com/
  12. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/660372597926993920
  13. https://officialmiraculousladybug.tumblr.com/post/159164542707/hi-i-wanted-to-ask-if-we-would-get-to-see-ninos
  14. New info released at an event at ZAG Studios on May 17, 2017.
  15. http://miraculeusecoccinelle.tumblr.com/post/129733355946/miraculous-les-aventures-de-ladybug-et-chat-noir
  16. Image from the 2014 Licensing Show Video.
  17. http://princessofharte.tumblr.com/post/141454553764/i-felt-like-i-had-to-share-this-with-someone-nino Submitted to admin Princess of Harte from a private ask on Tumblr.
  18. Here Thomas Astruc said that either Alya or Nino's family comes from Réunion and here he revealed that Alya's comes from Martinique.
  19. http://whatitdobugaboo.tumblr.com/post/147862332334/thomas-confirmed-there-will-be-more-alya-x-nino
  20. https://officialmiraculousladybug.tumblr.com/post/159164542707/hi-i-wanted-to-ask-if-we-would-get-to-see-ninos
  21. Thomas Astruc on Twitter 8 April 2018
    "Un dernier #MonSouvenirNolife sous forme d'easter egg qui ne sera plus compris que par une poignée d'anciens désormais: Dans Miraculous, le nom de famille de Nino, le pote geek d'Adrien, c'est Lahiffe. #TheEndofNolife"
    (Translation: One last #MyNolifeMemory in the form of easter egg that won't be understood more than by a handful of elders from now on: In Miraculous, the family name of Nino, Adrien's geek buddy, is Lahiffe. #TheEndofNolife)
  22. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carapace

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Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat Noir

Reoccurring Miraculous holders

Alya Césaire/Rena RougeNino Lahiffe/CarapaceChloé Bourgeois/Queen Bee

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Guardians

Wang Fu

Kwamis

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Non-Miraculous superheroes
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Villains
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimanAntibugBefanaThe BubblerCaptain HardrockCatalystCopycatThe CollectorDark CupidDark OwlDarkbladeDespair BearFrightningaleFrozerGamerGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHorrificatorThe EvillustratorGigantitanKung FoodLady WifiThe Magician of MisfortuneMalediktatorThe MimeMr. PigeonThe PharaohPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragranceThe PuppeteerQueen WaspReflektaReplayReverserRiposteRobustusRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisSilurusSimon SaysStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTimebreakerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaZombizou

Other villains

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Unknown and/or future villains

ChameleonGagotor

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Teenagers

AdamAliAlix KubdelAurore BeauréalChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelJean DuparcJuleka CouffaineKagami TsurugiLê Chiến KimLila RossiLuka CouffaineMarc AncielMax KantéMireille CaquetMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeOndineRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixWayhem

Children

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireKenyaManon ChamackMrs. Michelle's son

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardAlec CataldiAnarka CouffaineAndréAndré BourgeoisArletteArmand D'ArgencourtArt teacherAudrey BourgeoisAugust's motherBob RothBreakerButler JeanCaline BustierChrisClara ContardClara NightingaleDoormanEmilie AgresteFire captainFishermanFred HaprèleGabriel AgresteGhetto BlasterGina DupainHowardJagged StoneJalil KubdelJean TretiensJørgenKagami's motherKenya's fatherKillabeeLila's motherMaidMarlena CésaireMetal Face DMr. DamoclesMr. KubdelMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleNadja ChamackNathalie SancoeurNora CésaireOtis CésairePenny RollingPhilippePublic EnemyPrince Ali's chaperoneRoger RaincomprixSabine ChengSanta ClausSarahShaolin SoulSimon GrimaultThéo BarbotTom DupainVincentVincent AzaWang ChengWealthy womanXavier RamierXY

Animals

FangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

DarkbladeMageOrder of the Guardians

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Character in blue clothingChris LahiffeLindalee RoseMarinette's grandfatherQuentinSabine's motherThomas AstrucVivica

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

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