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I'd come and save you. Super Baker to the rescue!

—Tom, "Stoneheart"

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Tom Dupain is Marinette's father and the owner of the Tom & Sabine Boulangerie Patisserie with his wife, Sabine Cheng.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Tom is a tall man with a large build. He has green eyes, brown hair, sideburns and a mustache.

Civilian attire

He wears a light blue shirt with two buttons at the front of the neckline, light brown pants, and dark brown dress shoes.

Personality

Tom is passionate about his job and loves to share with his daughter.[1] He also likes to play video games with Marinette, and seems to be quite confident in his abilities as a gamer, saying his daughter learned from the best. He is protective of his loved ones, even going against André Bourgeois' authority when the latter tries to have Marinette arrested in "Rogercop". In this same episode, he tells Marinette that passing blame onto others is wrong, showing that he does not approve of selfish behavior.

Abilities

A baker, Tom can make multiple delicious foods like pastries and candies. He also knows how to play video games, which is a hobby he enjoys outside of work.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
FT Unknown
Unknown
 
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Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sabine's mother*
 
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Mr. Cheng
 
Dupain-Cheng FT Wang
Wang Cheng
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dupain-Cheng FT Tom
Tom Dupain
 
Dupain-Cheng FT Sabine
Sabine Cheng
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dupain-Cheng FT Marinette
Marinette Dupain-Cheng
 

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Notes:

  • The lineage of Sabine Cheng's parents and uncle is uncertain.
  • * = In China, wives do not usually take on their husband's surname, keeping their own. Children usually take the father's surname.

Relationships

Sabine Cheng

AM-(545)

Sabine and Tom have been married for twenty years. A loving couple, they often show each other affection and support their daughter.

Marinette/Ladybug

RC S01EP09 (5)

Tom going to school with Marinette for Career Day.

Tom loves his daughter and supports her. In "Simon Says", Tom and Sabine put Marinette under curfew because she is often absent from school. After her attendance improves, they lift the curfew.

Tom is grateful for Ladybug, believing that she and Cat Noir will keep Paris protected. Tom is unaware of Marinette's double life as Ladybug, as he meets the heroine in "Animan" without recognizing her as his daughter. In "Lady Wifi", Tom and Sabine are seen watching worriedly when Lady Wifi threatens to expose Ladybug's real identity.

Adrien Agreste

Tom is well aware of Marinette's feelings for him, constantly watching them in Marinette's room while they're practicing for the Ultimate Mecha Strike III tournament.

Sightings


Trivia

  • Tom is named after creator Thomas Astruc.[2]
  • His last name, Dupain, comes from the French words "du pain" that mean "of the bread" or "some bread."
  • While it's unknown if Tom Dupain was Marinette's father's name at the beginning, Marinette calls out to him, saying "father" in Chinese (父), on the second fake cover of The Mini Menace Ladybug.
    • He is also most likely the person lying on the floor and holding the ladybug-themed necklace.
  • In "Rogercop", he states that he wakes up at 4 A.M. every morning because of his work.
  • As displayed by Marinette's phone in "Timebreaker", Tom's number is +33602423.
  • While baking, he wears a white shirt instead of his regular blue one.

Gallery

TK Tom waving at the Kubdels
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References


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