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Hawk Moth, "Ladybug & Cat Noir"

The Quantic Universe is the universe where the characters of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir live.

Summary

According to Thomas Astruc, "[The Quantic Universe] is the extended universe in which live Ladybug and Cat Noir. Ladybug is to Quantic Universe what Spider-Man is to the Marvel-verse, or Batman to the DC-verse. Quantic Universe is filled of super-heroes in all countries, alien races, magic... Ladybug is just a tiny part of it. Hopefully, if the series is successful, we'll be able to explore it."[1] He also explained in an interview that while Ladybug, Cat Noir, and their relationship is the main focus of the series, the crew wants to keep expanding the universe, adding new characters and looking deeper into all of the Miraculouses stored in the jewelry box.[2]

Silirus - Superheroes

Ladybug and Cat Noir with other superheroes in New York.

At first, Miraculous wielders were the only known type of superheroes. However, Thomas confirmed others with abilities unrelated to Miraculouses are in existence.[3] This was first confirmed in-universe in the second issue or Miraculous Adventures, where multiple superheroes unrelated to Miraculouses appear, including Majestia, Doorman, and Knightowl. The next issue introduces more non-Miraculous superheroes and reveals that there are various superheroes and super-powered threats around the world.

History

At the beginning of the universe, the first kwami, Tikki, came into existence. After her, other kwamis were formed throughout the early days of the universe whenever new ideas or emotions were born, such as beauty and love. They weren't able to be detected by humanity until a mage created the Miraculouses. Because of the Miraculouses, not only could kwamis interact with humans, but they could transform them into super-powered beings.

To protect the Miraculouses, the Order of the Guardians was formed, watching over and distributing the Mircaulouses. Many Miraculous holders existed around the world in different times, including in ancient civilizations, the Middle Ages, and modern periods. Despite existing for many years, sometime in the 19th century, a mistake made by a young member in training named Wang Fu resulted in the Order of the Guardians falling apart, their temple getting destroyed, and the Moth Miraculous, Peacock Miraculous, and Miraculous spellbook being lost. Fu escaped, and he kept the Miraculous jewelry box with its remaining Miraculouses.

In the present day, many superheroes exist around the world. Majestia and Knightowl were well-known and popular, even having comic books based on them. An American superhero, Victory, was able to become the U.S. President, although she had to reveal her secret identity. Superheroes in America faced alien invasions and vicious supervillains. Often, superheroes around the world would join together in battling huge threats.

Meanwhile, in recent years there wasn't any kind of superhero in France. However, Gabriel Agreste found the Moth Miraculous and became Hawk Moth. With his superpower, he created other supervillains in order to bring out the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous, take them away from their holders, and use them together to wish for a secret desire. Living in Paris at the time, Fu planned to fight back and stop Hawk Moth from making his wish come true, thereby circumventing its horrible consequences. After realizing he couldn't do it alone, Fu gave the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses respectively to Parisian teenagers Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste.

When the Trash Krakken caused major problems in New York City, a group of superheroes summoned Ladybug and Cat Noir to help them defeat it. The allied superheroes succeeded in their mission, with the Parisian duo also finding a mysterious black substance that had transformed a New York civilian into the Trash Krakken.

Geography

France is the only country seen within the universe so far in the TV series, but other countries have been mentioned or referenced, including China, Egypt, Greece, Italy and Japan. The special "The Chinese Legend" will involve Ladybug going to China.

In the second issue of Miraculous Adventures, Ladybug and Cat Noir journey to New York and team up with other superheroes to stop the Trash Krakken. Achu, the kingdom where Prince Ali and his chaperone live, is a fictional country that exists in the universe.

Sightings

Episodes


Books and comics


Trivia

Miraculous Adventures Issue 3 Cover A

Cover A of Miraculous Adventures Issue 3, with Ladybug and Cat Noir in New York.

  • At San Diego Comic-Con International 2016, it was revealed that the universe would be expanded as a comic book universe, which would feature other Miraculous holders and other types of heroes in the world.[4]
    • In the second issue of Miraculous Adventures, Ladybug and Cat Noir journey to New York and team up with other superheroes to stop the Trash Krakken.
    • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug is about Ladybug visiting Shanghai and meeting Chinese superheroes.[5]
    • Miraculous: Tales of Cat Noir focuses on Cat Noir visiting America and meeting new ZAG Heroez, suggesting that Miraculous exists in the same universe as them.[6]
    • Tales of Miraculous features stories of previous Miraculous holders from settings like ancient Egypt, China, Japan, and the Middle Ages.[7]
      • Real people from history, such as Jeanne d'Arc and Tomoe Gozen, and mythological figures, such as Herakles and Cernunnos, exist in this universe as Miraculous holders. Whether their histories and legends are the same or they have been modified has yet to be seen.
  • It is possible that Melodie, Kid Mime, Gavroche and Mercury from Quantic Kids, a superhero team that Ladybug and Cat Noir were a part of in an unused concept, still exist in this world.[1]
    • Sparrow, another member of the unused team, is confirmed to exist in the universe as a superhero in the United States of America in Miraculous Adventures.
    • Previously, according to Astruc, it was also possible that Félix Agreste, the first version of Cat Noir before Adrien, still existed in some way there.[8] However, Astruc later stated that Félix will never appear.[9]
  • Majestia Issue #56, a comic appearing in "Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)", is published by the company Quantic Comics, which is a reference to the Quantic Universe.
  • If he isn't able to explore the Miraculous universe, Thomas has another universe he's creating.[10]

References


ve Places
Fictional places
Within France

Adrien's roomAgreste mansionAlya's roomCésaire apartmentChloé's roomCollège Françoise DupontElla and Etta's roomFu's massage shopGabriel's atelierHawk Moth's lairLe Grand ParisLibraryMarinette's roomMiss Bustier's classroomMr. Damocles' officeMs. Mendeleiev's classroomThéo's studioTom & Sabine Boulangerie PatisserieTVi studioUnknown RepositoryVincent Aza's room

Outside of France

Guardians' temple

Other places

Quantic Universe

Real life places
Within France

Arc de TriompheCanal Saint-MartinChamp de MarsChamps-ÉlyséesEiffel TowerFontaine du PalmierGrand PalaisHôtel de VilleÎle aux CygnesJardins du TrocadéroJardin des TuileriesLouvreLouvre PalaceMénagerie du Jardin des PlantesMétroMusée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de ParisMusée GrévinNotre-Dame de ParisObélisque de LouxorParc des PrincesParisPlace de la ConcordePlace des VosgesPalais de TokyoPont de la TournellePont des ArtsPont MarieRoue de ParisSeineSorbonneTrocadéro

Outside of France

New York City