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I just wanted to express my adoration for [Ladybug]. Let her know that everything I had went into her statue. I'm sure if she took a little time to get to know me, she would see how much we have in common. Our devotion to the things we love.

—Théo, "Copycat"

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Théo Barbot[2] is an artist and a sculptor. In "Copycat" when Ladybug doesn't attend the revealing of his statue of her and Cat Noir, and Cat Noir claims that he and Ladybug "have a thing", Théo gets upset and jealous. As a result, he is infected with an akuma by Hawk Moth and becomes Cat Noir's doppelganger, the supervillain Copycat.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Théo is a bit taller than Adrien, with brown hair tied up in a bun, brown eyes, and a soul patch.

Civilian attire

He wears a purple shirt with two unbuttoned buttons at the top, a black overshirt, gray jeans, and black boots.

As Copycat

Copycat looks identical to Cat Noir, including his physical features.

Personality

Théo is creative and gracious. He appreciates Ladybug for protecting Paris; he's sure they have a lot in common. Though more on the quiet side, he has a lot of passion for his work and the things he cares about. He has feelings for Ladybug and he takes it hard when she doesn't show up for the reveal of his statue. He also gets easily jealous when Cat Noir brags about he and Ladybug being a couple, claiming that Cat Noir isn't good enough for her. However, after he is reverted back to his normal self, he gets over his frustration and jealousy, appreciating Ladybug signing his photo of her and at peace about Cat Noir and Ladybug being together--not knowing that it isn't the case.

As Copycat, he is overcome by his jealousy of Cat Noir and admiration of Ladybug. He makes a bad name for Cat Noir by stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre and he captures Cat Noir and attempts to trick Ladybug into thinking that he is the real Cat Noir, in hopes of achieving her affection. When he isn't able to fool Ladybug, he shouts that no one will have her and attacks Cat Noir. While cunning and determined, he falls for Ladybug's trick of asking him about their secret promise that they never made, which he thinks they have.

Abilities

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Théo's statue of Ladybug and Cat Noir.

As a civilian

Théo is a very skilled artist, being able to make a very realistic bronze statue of Ladybug and Cat Noir (although, according to the latter, he should be taller). Also, Théo is able to do a wide variety of jobs, as seen in is multiple cameos.

As Copycat

  • Copycat hiding his photo of Ladybug, where the akuma hides, in a pocket.
  • Copycat fighting with Ladybug.
  • Copycat's Cataclysm.
  • Copycat's ring, losing a pad after using Cataclysm.

Copycat wields supernatural strength and agility, along with having a copy of Cat Noir's staff and the ability to perform Cataclysm. However, using Cataclysm makes him start running out of energy, which is shown by his ring losing paw prints, just as it does for the real Cat Noir. He can also mimic Cat Noir's voice.

Relationships

Ladybug

Théo has a crush on Ladybug, inspired by her heroism and admiring her greatly. However, he is upset when Ladybug doesn't show up to the reveal of the statue he designed, and he becomes determined to win her over after becoming akumatized as Copycat. He attempts to trick Ladybug into thinking he is Cat Noir, but his trickery is figured out, and, upset that Ladybug won't take him over the real Cat Noir, he declares that if he can't have her, no one will. After he is returned to normal, Théo is happy by Ladybug's compliments on his statue and accepts her apology. Also recovering from his heartbreak, he admits he has come to peace about her and Cat Noir's relationship, not knowing that it was a lie.

Cat Noir

Théo appreciates Cat Noir's work for Paris, but he becomes jealous and disgusted of him when Cat Noir lies that he and Ladybug are close. While being Copycat, he seeks revenge on Cat Noir by framing him for a crime and stealing his place as Ladybug's lover. Later, no longer Copycat, Théo gets over his crush on Ladybug and accepts Cat Noir's relationship with Ladybug.

Sightings

Episodes

Trivia

  • In the French dubbed version, Théo's supervillain name is called L'imposter.
  • As Copycat, when he is imitating Cat Noir, he is voiced by Bryce Papenbrook.
  • He makes various brief cameo appearances doing random jobs:
    • In "Dark Cupid", he is a furniture mover, helping to carry a large picture frame into Le Grand Paris for Chloé.
    • In "The Mime", he is a sign holder for the pantomime show.
    • In "Animan", he is found in the bathroom of Collège Françoise Dupont.
    • In "Pixelator", he becomes trapped in a photo with Mireille Caquet, having been strolling down the Champs-Élysées.
    • In "Guitar Villain", he works as a DJ for XY.
    • In "Kung Food", he is a boom operator.

Gallery

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders
Heroes

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat NoirMaster Fu

Villains

Hawk Moth

Kwami

TikkiPlaggNoorooWayzzPollenDuusuTrixx

Previous Miraculous holders

Ancient Chinese Cat Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Moth Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian LadybugCernunnosHeraklesHippolytaJeanne d'ArcMudekudekuTomoe Gozen

Future Miraculous holders

Fox Miraculous holderLe PaonQueen BeeUnknown Miraculous holder

Villains
Main villains

Hawk MothAkuma

Akumatized villains

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

Unknown and/or future villains

Captain HardrockReplaySilurusStyle QueenTrash KrakkenUnnamed female villain

Other characters
Children/Teenagers

Alix KubdelAlya CésaireAurore BeauréalChloé BourgeoisElla CésaireEtta CésaireIvan BruelJean DuparcJuleka CouffaineLê Chiến KimLila RossiManon ChamackMax KantéMireille CaquetMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffePrince AliRose LavillantSabrina Raincomprix

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardAlec CataldiAndré BourgeoisArmand D'ArgencourtBob RothButlerCaline BustierChrisDoormanFred HaprèleGabriel AgresteJagged StoneJalil KubdelRoger RaincomprixMaidMarlena CésaireMrs. AgresteMr. DamoclesMr. KubdelMs. MendeleievNadja ChamackNathalie SancoeurOtis CésairePenny RollingPrince Ali's chaperoneSabine ChengSanta ClausSarahSimon GrimaultThéo BarbotTom DupainVincentVincent AzaWang ChengXavier RamierXY

Animals

Fang

Future characters

AdamAnansiChloé's motherChris LahiffeThe CollectorLaura MaranoLindalee RoseMarinette's grandmotherThomas AstrucUnnamed black and white outfit characterUnnamed Césaire siblingUnnamed character in blue clothingUnnamed fishermanVivica

Non-canon characters
FélixUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodieMercurySparrow)

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