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The Mime
Released on May 7, 2016 (Nick); February 10, 2017 (Netflix)

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You're right, Chris. Let's get going. You'll be taking Fred's place tonight.

Sarah, "The Mime"

"The Mime" is the thirteenth episode of the first season of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. It first premiered on May 7, 2016 on Nickelodeon and February 10, 2017 on Netflix.[1][2]

Synopsis

Nickelodeon

When Fred Haprèle's stand-in tricks him into missing his next performance, he is akumatized into the Mime.[3]

Netflix

When Mylène's father loses a part in a play to his scheming understudy, he akumatizes into the Mime, a villain whose pantomimes become real.[2]

Plot

The episode begins with Ladybug rushing home before the last dot on her earrings disappears, and she transforms back into Marinette. By the time she lands on her balcony, she detransforms. As Marinette and Tikki walk into her room, Tikki comments that what Ladybug did for Alya earlier was very cool. They pause when they hear Sabine's voice from downstairs, telling Marinette that Alya has arrived.

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Back on Marinette's roof, Alya explains what happened earlier, showing the video of Ladybug saving a child and giving a brief interview for the Ladyblog over the other reporters. Alya is very happy that Ladybug knows about her blog. In the background, Marinette's pigeon imitates Alya's movements. She then leaves to get her laptop. When Tikki asks to see the video on Alya's phone, the phone slips out of Marinette's hand, Marinette pressing buttons while trying to catch it and accidentally deleting the video. Marinette freaks out over how Alya is going to kill her when she finds out. Tikki tries to reassure her that Alya wouldn't kill her best friend, but that doesn't prevent Marinette from imagining what despicable things would happen if she tells Alya.

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Alya pops up to the roof, telling Marinette that she has visitors. They return to Marinette's room, finding Sabine, Mylène, and Fred Haprèle, Mylène's father. Mylène explains that her dad is getting his first major performance in "The Mime's Extraordinary Adventures" at the Eiffel Tower. The Haprèles came to pick up Fred's hat which Marinette was fixing. She added a small pocket inside, per Fred's request. As a form of thanks, he pantomimes taking the hat out of a box, Marinette playing along. Fred puts a photo of his daughter in the pocket just as Sarah, his manager, calls and tells him that he need to be on the bus for the show immediately. Fred leaves the bakery.

Meanwhile, Chris and Sarah are about to board the bus for the show. Sarah promised to Chris that he needs to be ready to take Fred's place in case something happens, not knowing that he had a plan to sabotage him.

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At the bakery, Mylène is about to leave when Alya's phone rang. Marinette has Alya's phone in the purse, trying to find a way to fix her problem. After checking her phone and realizing it's her mother, Alya asks Mylène if she wants to watch the video she recorded earlier, but Marinette quickly reminded them about Fred's premiere. Alya suggested that she'll show Mylene the video on the way. So Marinette sneakily snatches her phone out of Alya's purse when they left.

Meanwhile, Fred had a call from Chris that there's a "last-minute location change". The bus actually picks them up in 10 minutes, in front of the Louvre. So he left.

In Marinette's room, Marinette decided to transform into Ladybug and film herself doing the exact same thing at the exact same place. Then she'll return Alya's phone without the latter realized.

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While that happen, Chris tells Sarah that they have to get to the Eiffel Tower for dress rehearsal since Fred didn't show up. The play director explains that Chris will be taking Fred's place that night, much to the latter's pleasure. Fred had arrived at the Museum and seems confused to where the bus is. He called Sarah, and she angrily told him that he didn't show up and that Chris will be the lead instead. It left Fred feeling depressed that he's been tricked and his daughter will be disappointed at him. Hawk Moth had sensed Fred's sadness that he sends an akuma after him.

Back at the Lourve, Ladybug is trying to redo Alya's video, but a cat knocks the phone into the trash, much to Ladybug's disgust. Nearby, the akuma had possess Fred's photo of Mylène. Fred sees his chance to destroy the premiere performance and have his revenge on Chris, so he is akumatized into the Mime. The Mime first cuts the posters for the show with his invisible sword, before he mimics a baseball bat to knock off a police car. Ladybug had noticed it and tries to calm him down, but the Mime throws invisible arrows towards her instead.

A couple miles away, Adrien was in his car with Nathalie and The Gorilla. Suddenly, the Gorilla sees Ladybug and hits the brakes. They knew that a supervillain is attacking them, so Adrien, Nathalie, and the Gorilla ran off to hide. Adrien then turns into Cat Noir to help Ladybug.

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Meanwhile, the Mime still throws arrows at Ladybug. Then he takes out an invisible bazooka. Ladybug avoids it. The Mime later mimics a whip and uses it to grab Ladybug. He's about to get her Miraculous, until Cat Noir arrived just in time to stop him. After he traps both Cat Noir and Ladybug in an invisible cage, Ladybug saw the Mime mime a car and rides away. She realizes that if he started another pantomime, the previous one would evaporate. So both Ladybug and Cat Noir follows the Mime and his invisible car.

Once they landed on top of the roof, the Mime escaped and mimed an invisible motorcycle. As he drove away, Cat Noir uses his staff to carry himself and Ladybug to find the bus for the theater troupe. As soon as they landed on the roof of the bus, Ladybug uses her yo-yo to make a net so she could stop the Mime. He dodges the net and jumps on the bus. While Cat Noir and the Mime are sword/staff fighting, Ladybug tries to grab his hat to get the akuma. However, he notices and attacks her, and Cat Noir knocks the Mime off the bus. Ladybug grabs the Mime's hand. But before the Mime grabs her earrings, Cat Noir grabs her and pulls her up.

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The Mime attacks her, but he falls off the car. He mimics a chainsaw to saw the ceiling of the car and tells the driver to drive faster. Ladybug knew that she had to get the passengers to safety. So while Cat Noir covers for her, Ladybug warns everyone in the bus about the attack and that the Mime seems to be after Chris. Outside, the Mime had thrown an arrow at a wheel of the bus, making it out of control, but Cat Noir stops the bus just in time before it crashes. Chris felt guilty about what he has done and tells the entire truth to Sarah about what he did to Fred.

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Outside, Cat Noir is about to lose the fight with the Mime. He is about to take the ring from Cat Noir, but Ladybug ties his hand with her yo-yo. The Mime then mimic a bomb and throws it at Ladybug and Cat Noir. So Ladybug uses Lucky Charm, and a shoebox appears. Using her lucky vision while Cat Noir and the Mime continues to fight, Ladybug makes a projector out of the box, Sarah's glasses as a magnifying glass, a Mime poster, and a car's light. The Mime sees the poster projection and gets angry. He mimics a sword and cuts the "poster" in half. But that's before he realizes that he had sliced the Eiffel Tower in half instead. He sees it's falling and mimics a shield to stop it. Ladybug knew that her plan has worked.

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Once Cat Noir uses his staff to get the Mime's hat, Marinette grabs it and looks for the picture of Mylène. She tears the photo in half, revealing the akuma. Ladybug catches the akuma and purifies it. She then tosses the shoebox and cleanses the city, returning everything, including Fred, back to normal. Chris apologizes to Fred for tricking him earlier, and he forgives him.

After transforming back to Marinette, she ran back to the Lourve and grabs Alya's phone out of the trashcan. She then went to Eiffel Tower for the Mime show. After taking a seat next to her friend, Adrien joins them, much to Marinette's delight.

Once the show's over, Marinette finally confesses to Alya about what happen to her phone and the video. She apologizes for deleting the video and tries to fix it for her, and she forgives her. Because it turns out Alya had uploaded the video on the Ladyblog before she showed it to her.

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The moment after the two best friends hugged, Marinette said to her that there's a surprise inside the theater. When Alya got inside alone, she meets Ladybug and starts interviewing and recording her for her blog.

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After the interview, Marinette quickly transformed back to herself and stands outside. When asked if she would see the interview video, Alya playfully teases her to not accidentally delete it, until she uploads it to the blog.

Characters

Major characters

Minor characters

Trivia

Miraculous Ladybug - THE MIME Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir22:51

Miraculous Ladybug - THE MIME Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

Full episode released by the official YouTube channel.

  • Internationally, this episode first premiered in Korea.
    • This episode was the thirteenth to air in France and Korea.
  • In the Korean version, this episode is called, "Pantomime for a Daughter".
  • In the Korean and English version, the pigeon's name is "Jack." It is different in almost every version.
  • In the Korean version, Fred's show is called, "Mime, the Fantastic Adventure."
  • Juleka and Rose make a cameo, appearing in the background of the fight under the Eiffel Tower.
  • In order to animate the Mime's pantomiming, the animators would animate him with the objects but make the objects invisible.

Errors

  • When Cat Noir uses his staff to carry himself and Ladybug high into the sky to locate the Mime, a second staff can clearly be seen on his back.
  • Some background characters appear in multiple places at once during the battle under the Eiffel Tower.

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