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Stormy Weather
Released on December 20, 2015 (Nick); February 10, 2017 (Netflix)

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Let's welcome our fantastic finalists! To my right, Aurore Beauréal, and to my left, Mireille Caquet! Who will be the lucky winner?

Alec Cataldi, "Stormy Weather"

"Stormy Weather" is the third episode of the first season of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. It first premiered on December 20, 2015 on Nick[2] and February 10, 2017 on Netflix.

Synopsis

After losing a contest to become a TV host on a children's channel, Aurore is transformed into Stormy Weather.[2]

Plot

SW Amazing young ladies

The episode begins with the finale of the KIDZ+ television contest to find a new weather girl. It's all down to two contestants, Mireille Caquet and Aurore Beauréal. The voting is up to the viewers at home.

While the competition is airing on the television in Marinette's home, Manon, whom Marinette is babysitting, steals Marinette's phone so that she could vote for Mireille. Marinette chases Manon around the living room, trying to get both her phone and hat back from her. When she gets one thing back, she loses the other. Tikki offers Marinette words of encouragement, and the bell rings, revealing Alya.
SW Excited Marinette
Alya reveals that Adrien is at the nearby park for a photo shoot. This makes Marinette excited, but Manon appears, halting their gossip over Adrien. Alya offers to take care of Manon while Marinette goes to watch Adrien, but Marinette declines, stating that Manon is her responsibility. Manon runs off, grabbing pots, pans, and making noise. Alya helps Marinette calm down Manon; she has experience with younger children due to her younger sisters. Manon is curious as to who Alya is, and Alya responds by saying she is a unicorn princess from the planet Rispa, currently in the form of a human. Alya picks up Manon, swinging her around in the air, before placing her on Marinette's shoulders. Together, the three of them head off to the park. Back at the KIDZ+ studio, the votes are in: Mireille has won by a landslide with 82% of the votes. A devastated Aurore runs off the stage. Hawk Moth, in his lair, feels Aurore's anger and sends an akuma after her. The akuma finds Aurore in an elevator, embedding itself into her parasol.
SW Aurore akumatized
Hawk Moth proposes to make Aurore into the best weather girl the world has seen, so long as she can get Ladybug's and Cat Noir's Miraculouses. Aurore agrees. From the elevator emerges the purple and white super villain, Stormy Weather.
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Alya, Marinette, and Manon hide around a tree, watching Adrien's photo shoot in the park. Alya asks what Marinette is going to do, and this leads to Marinette fantasizing what her future with Adrien would be, including three children, a possible dog, and a definite hamster. Alya calms her down, and they attempt to walk "casually" past the photo shoot. Alya points out that Adrien can't see them. When Marinette tries to turn around and start over, he spots them. Adrien waves, causing Marinette to wave in return, and a large grin on her face to appear.
SW Parasol firing ice

Trophy in hand, Mireille enters an elevator heading down. Before she can reach her destined floor, Stormy Weather appears. Stormy Weather traps Mireille in the elevator, freezing it open with ice. She then runs off.

SW Adrien photo 5

The episode returns to Adrien's photo shoot, the girls standing off to the side, watching. To encourage Adrien, the photographer has Adrien imagine his mother with a bowl of spaghetti and doing various things with said bowl (i.e. dropping it). Marinette cannot stop smiling, her mouth dropping open after Alya reaches over and closes it. Manon is bored until she spots a man with Mireille balloons. Manon begs Marinette to buy her a balloon, having to scream at her to bring her out of her trance. This causes the photo shoot to halt and everyone to look at Marinette. Alya offers to take Manon and get the balloon, but with Manon stuck to Marinette's leg, Marinette leaves, Alya stays, and the photo shoot returns to normal.

SW wanting to be cheered

Stormy Weather sashays out of the KIDZ+ studio to a crowd chanting Mireille's name. Angry that they still cheer for Mireille, Stormy Weather unleashes a wind storm on the people, blowing them and the metal railings away. Stormy Weather then takes off into the sky.

SW Marinette nooooo

Back in the park, Marinette pays for a Mireille balloon, handing it to Manon. Manon grabs Marinette's hand and rushes off to the carousel. She guilt trips Marinette into staying with her when Alya arrives, informing Marinette that Adrien needs a female partner (he looks too lethargic for the photographer's taste). Marinette protests, stating that she has to stay with Manon, but Alya insists, taking Manon and jumping on the unicorn in the carousel. Alya distracts Manon, allowing Marinette to be with Adrien.

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In the sky, Stormy Weather's flight is halted by a stray Mireille balloon. She looks down, finding the park vendor handing another one to a child. Stormy Weather makes her presence known by sending out another windstorm, blowing the people away. She then surrounds the carousel in thick ice, covering it entirely. Manon and Alya are trapped inside. Marinette runs off, hiding behind a park bench. She brings out Tikki and transforms into Ladybug.

SW Plagg about to eat

Stormy Weather lands in the park, zapping the Mireille balloons with her parasol. Adrien sees this and takes off to find Plagg. Adrien pulls out a piece of Camembert, and the kwami flies to it. Wasting no time, Adrien transforms into Cat Noir.

SW Manon on the other side

Ladybug runs over to the carousel, determined to free Manon and Alya. Taking her yo-yo, she wraps it thrice around the ice and pulls, but all she succeeds to do is nothing. The yo-yo comes free, knocking Ladybug back. Getting up, she runs over to Manon and Alya, reassuring them that she will free them. Ladybug accidentally calls Manon by name. She covers up her slip by saying Marinette found her and told her about Manon. Alya nods at the superhero, pulling Manon away--distracting her--as Ladybug runs off to find Stormy Weather.

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Stormy Weather isn't far. Cat Noir stops her as she is leaving the park, throwing a few puns at her while he warns her to stop. Annoyed, she sends a gust of wind his way, blowing him off the park's fence, over several buildings, and into four cars. Ladybug finds him splayed on the road and offers him a hand.
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He takes it, returning to his feet and kissing her hand. She pushes his face away, reminding him that they don't have time for his games.

Stormy Weather floats over to them, interrupting them. She points her parasol into the sky, causing clouds to appear over Paris. Lightning rains down, aimed at Cat Noir, but Ladybug rushes at him, knocking them both to the side. They roll, Cat Noir ending on top of Ladybug. Cat Noir grins impishly at Ladybug because he managed to kiss her when they stopped. Ladybug is not amused, turning Cat Noir's head to remind him of the problem at hand. Cat Noir sprints toward Stormy Weather, but Stormy Weather freezes the road, making it slick. Sending yet another gust to Cat Noir, he is thrown backwards.

Cat Noir only remains on the street due to Ladybug, who thought quickly and wrapped her yo-yo around a lamppost and grabbed Cat Noir's tail.

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When the wind stops, the heroes fall. Cat Noir bounces back to his feet, ready to chase Stormy Weather, but Ladybug stops him, telling him to think before he leaps. Ladybug then runs up the side of a building. Cat Noir follows suit on the opposite side of the street. They jump off at the same time, weapons swinging at Stormy Weather. She turns, blowing them and many cars several streets away. The two land, dodging the cars as they fall. Suddenly, a bus comes flying at them.

Ladybug pulls Cat Noir close, swinging her yo-yo rapidly, as the bus falls on them. The yo-yo acted like a drill, making the two heroes safe inside the bus.

SW That noise 2

In the park, the weather becomes worse. Firefighters work with axes to dig Manon and Alya out, but the ice becomes thicker, more jagged. It's during one of the moments that Alya cannot distract Manon that the ice groans, showing fear in the two girls.

Stormy Weather halts her flight to speak with Hawk Moth. He determines that the world knows of her powers and that it is time for her to keep her end of the deal. He tells her his plan.

SW Change in nature's plans

Ladybug opens one of the bus' windows and holds on to Cat Noir's staff. Cat Noir lengthens it, allowing Ladybug to get out and pull him up afterward. A nearby digital billboard turns on, revealing Stormy Weather giving the weather. She casts all of France in eternal winter, and it begins to snow. Cat Noir brushes her threat off, stating that he would've looked good in a swimsuit. In the same tone, Ladybug responds that the cat suit's good enough. She knows where Stormy Weather is. Together, Cat Noir and Ladybug rush to the KIDZ+ studio.

SW It's a trap

When they arrive, Cat Noir points out a picture of Aurore, and the two realize that her parasol has the akuma in it. The two move along, running to and busting open the doors to a recording area. They find it empty and learn that the weather forecast was prerecorded. Laughing, Stormy Weather appears in the doorway behind Ladybug and Cat Noir. She aims a blast at the lights, taking out all of the lights in the building. A couple fall as she does this. Laughing, Stormy Weather runs off.

SW Scared Alya Manon

Meanwhile, the ice in the park is becoming thicker, poking holes in the roof of the carousel. Alya pleads for Ladybug to hurry.

SW Fools

Ladybug stumbles, unable to find her way in the dark. Cat Noir grabs her hand, able to see due to his night vision. He leads her through the building and up two flights of stairs. Ladybug protests, but when she is hit with a fire extinguisher by Stormy Weather, she allows Cat Noir to continue leading her. They end up on the roof, Cat Noir holding Ladybug's hand. Stormy Weather cackles, releasing a cyclone around the building.

Ladybug moves to retaliate, finding her hand trapped. She glares at Cat Noir as he sheepishly grins, removing his hand. Stormy Weather sets hail onto the heroes. Cat Noir pulls Ladybug in front of him, raising his baton and twirling it in a circle, blocking the ice. Cat Noir complains that his arms are cramping.
SW A bath towel?
Ladybug uses Lucky Charm, and a bath towel appears, Ladybug wraps it around her arm. Using her lucky vision, Ladybug spots several pipes and a billboard. Ladybug tells Cat Noir to destroy the billboard.
SW Coldilocks
Cat Noir prepares himself by using Cataclysm. He then taunts Stormy Weather, distracting her as he runs his hand along the billboard. It comes crashing down, its aim toward Stormy Weather. She blasts a hole in it and Ladybug wraps her yo-yo around Stormy Weather's ankle. Ladybug takes off running under pipes and against a crane before jumping over an HVAC. Opening the towel, Ladybug soars in the air, pulling down Stormy Weather. The speed at which she falls and the angle of the crane cause her to lose her parasol. Cat Noir catches it, tossing it to Ladybug, who breaks it. Ladybug catches the akuma and purifies it, throwing the towel into the air and cleansing the city.
SW Pound it
The storm rolls away and the ice is gone. Fist bumping, the two heroes leave. Back in the park, Adrien and the photographer are waiting for the girl to show up. Tikki points this out, stating that Marinette deserves to be in that photo shoot. She saved the world, for crying out loud. Manon spots Marinette and runs into her open arms.
S01 E03 Stormy Weather
She reveals Marinette's secret: Marinette is friends with Ladybug. Marinette agrees as Alya walks over. Handing Manon over to Alya, Marinette runs to the photographer, ready for the shoot. The photographer stops her, seeing Manon. Instead of Marinette, the rest of the shoot continues with Manon and Adrien, the two very happy and very adorable. Marinette sighs as Alya pats her on the back.

Characters

Major characters

Minor characters

Trivia

  • This episode is the first episode aired in France, Korea, Australia, and other countries, but in the US, this aired as the third episode, after "The Bubbler" and "Mr. Pigeon".
  • Tumblr user jep2k3, a storyboard artist for the show, posted a couple GIFs of a scene he boarded for this episode.[3]
  • As a Christmas gift for Miraculous Ladybug fans, Thomas Astruc released a complete storyboard version of this episode to YouTube.[4]
  • Also, the storyboard for this episode was set in English first rather than French.
  • In the Korean version, Alya is a unicorn princess from the Nespar Kingdom.
  • In the French version, Stormy Weather is called "Climatika."
  • Unlike most of the other episodes, this one does not have an end card.
  • According to Stormy Weather, this episode is set during the first day of summer, which is June 21st. This is the first episode that is not set during the school year.
  • This is the first episode where the Miraculouses' time limit isn't referred to.
  • This is also the first episode that Cat Noir uses his night vision.

Errors

  • When Cat Noir provokes Stormy Weather on the top of the KIDZ+ studio, his ring is on his middle finger.
  • Cat Noir touches the ventilation pipe with his right hand, when he runs towards the billboard, after activating Cataclysm.
  • The posters of the weather competition that appear in various episodes such as The Pharaoh are animation errors.[5]
  • When Tikki talks Marinette into doing the photo shoot with Adrien, the outside part of her bag clips through the inside as if it were closed.

Gallery

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References

  1. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch/nickelodeon-special/listings
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/miraculous-tales-of-ladybug-and-cat-noir-stormy-weather/EP022963240003?aid=zap2it
  3. Posts on jep2k3's Tumblr with storyboard GIFs: [http://jep2k3.tumblr.com/post/133961687199/re-uploading-it-since-i-didnt-understand Marinette dealing with Manon], [http://jep2k3.tumblr.com/post/134027218775/miraculous-ladybug-next-cuts-in-the-sequence Alya visits Marinette]
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HTLg-G4wD8
  5. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/710542639200931840

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