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I think I'm higher on the food chain.

—Animan, "Animan"

Otis Césaire[1] is a zookeeper at Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes and the father of Alya, Ella, Etta, and Nora Césaire. In "Animan", as a result of Kim's mockery, he is akumatized by Hawk Moth and becomes Animan, a shape-shifting supervillain.[2]

Appearance

Physical appearance

Otis is a plump man with a light brown skin tone. He has short brown hair with a full beard and sideburns.

Civilian attire

He rests glasses with large black frames on his forehead, but never wears them. He appears to be wearing a Hawaiian shirt that is pale yellow with pale pink palm designs. On his left wrist, he wears a bracelet that features the tooth of an unknown animal. He also wears pale green jeans and brown work shoes.

As Animan

Animan can transform into any animal he chooses, but will retain purple glowing eyes and the akumatized bracelet on his wrist. The most common form he takes is that of a black panther.

For more of Otis's outfits and designs, see Otis Césaire/Designs.

Personality

AM-(210)

Otis feeding a panther in its exhibit.

Otis is very serious about his job as a zookeeper, and he feels that the animals there deserve respect. He doesn't like it when someone insults him and/or the animals. At the same time, Otis is loving and helpful, caring about his wife and daughters. He helps in the search for Adrien, who is missing, in "A Christmas Special", and he and his family come to check on him once he is safe at home.

As Animan, he supports the animals, setting them free. He goes for revenge against Kim for making fun of him and the zoo's new panther. Animan carefully chooses the animals he shape-shifts into to help him succeed, whether to get Kim or defeat Ladybug and Cat Noir.

  • Animan as a black panther.
  • Animan as a bald eagle.
  • Animan as a ladybug.
  • Animan as a bear.
  • Animan as a tyrannosaurus-rex.

Abilities

As a civilian

As a zookeeper, Otis is trained to work with and take care of a wide variety of animals, like panthers.

As Animan

Animan has the ability to transform into any animal he desires, even those that are extinct. However, transforming too often wears him out. In addition to shape-shifting, he has the ability to clearly communicate with other animals.

Family

Tree

 
 
 
 
Cesaire FT Otis
Otis Césaire
 
Cesaire FT Marlena
Marlena Césaire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nora Familly 3
Nora Césaire
 
Cesaire FT Alya
Alya Césaire
 
Cesaire FT Ella
Ella Césaire
 
Cesaire FT Etta
Etta Césaire
 

 
 
 
 
Otis Césaire
 
Marlena Césaire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nora Césaire
 
Alya Césaire
 
Ella Césaire
 
Etta Césaire
 

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Notes

  • It is currently uncertain which twin is Ella and which twin is Etta. The images associated with each twin's name are guesses not to be taken as fact.
  • The age of Nora, the eldest daughter, is unknown.
  • All of the Césaires' first names are based on famous jazz singers.


Sightings

Episodes


Trivia

  • Otis' name is a reference to Otis Redding, just as the rest of his family's names are references to jazz singers.[3]
  • His name is never mentioned in "Animan".
    • Even though his name has been confirmed to be Otis Césaire, his name tag reads "Otis R." in the aforementioned episode.
  • Along with Wang Cheng and Lila Rossi, Otis is one of three characters who gets akumatized but does not appear in the Season 1 theme song. However, he and Wang Cheng make an appearance in the theme song animatic.
  • When asked what Otis' relationship is to Alya's family, Thomas Astruc jokingly replied that he is "Alya's younger brother."[4]
  • "Animan" is a play on the words animal and man.
  • Animan reappears in the two-part special event "Heroes' Day".


Gallery

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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/CarapaceChloé Bourgeois/Queen Bee

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothMayura

Guardians

Wang Fu

Kwamis

TikkiPlaggNoorooWayzzTrixxPollenDuusuMulloStomppRoarrFluffLonggSassKaalkiZiggyXuppuOrikkoBarkkDaizzi

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

Unknown 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 BearFrightningaleGamerGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar 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

AnansiCatalystFrozerGagotorMayuraMalediktatorQueen 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 ContardClara NightingaleDoormanEmilie 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 animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

DarkbladeMageOrder of the Guardians

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Art teacherBoyCharacter in blue clothingChris LahiffeLila's motherLindalee RoseMarc AncielMarinette's grandfatherNora CésaireOndinePhilippe CandeloroSabine's motherThomas AstrucVivica

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