Thomas Astruc Denis Bardiau 27 October 2015 31 January 2016 111 1.18
During Career Day in Marinette’s class, Chloé loses an expensive bracelet (to Plagg) and accuses Marinette of stealing it, as she had just slipped over Chloé’s bag. Chloé persuades her father, Mr. Bourgeois, to order Officer Roger to handcuff Marinette and search her belongings. Roger, however, refuses, saying that he cannot do that, unless there is evidence Marinette stole Chloé’s bracelet, as it is against the law. As a result, Mr. Bourgeois, who is the Mayor of Paris, fires Roger. Infuriated at the mayor over this issue, Roger becomes akumatized by Hawk Moth and changes into “Rogercop”, a RoboCop-themed villain who wants to bring justice to those who break the law. Not to mention that his police car turns into a futuristic flying car.
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Pascal Boutboul 28 October 2015 3 January 2016
Attempting to ask Adrien out to the movies over the phone, Marinette instead accidentally leaves behind an embarrassing voicemail and rushes to delete it before he listens to it. Meanwhile, a sculptor named Théo is displaying a statue in the park, which he built in honor of Ladybug and Cat Noir. He has a crush on Ladybug and is looking forward to seeing her at the unveiling event, but only Cat Noir ends up arriving. After the event, Cat Noir insinuates to Théo that he and Ladybug are a couple. Feeling jealous, Théo is tempted by Hawk Moth and transforms into “Copycat”, an exact replica of Cat Noir, to frame the original for committing crimes.
It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! After reading a love poem thrown away by Adrien, Marinette comes to the conclusion that the poem is about her, making her ecstatic, even though the poem was originally intended for Ladybug. Kim is planning to ask his crush to be his Valentine. Marinette, in her love-sick daze, encourages Kim to go for it. When Kim sees his crush – Chloé – he is humiliated and rejected cruelly. Kim succumbs to Hawk Moth’s akuma and turns into “Dark Cupid”, an evil winged-being whose arrows can replace true love and friendship with pure hate and mean-spirited. One of his victims is Cat Noir, who is now Ladybug’s enemy, just as he was about to confess his love to her.
Nino is filming a movie in his classroom for a film contest, but Mylène, one of the actors, is unsure about her ability as the leading actress, as she is easily frightened. After many failed attempts of shooting a single scene, Chloé makes fun of Mylène’s fear and she flees the classroom in tears. Disappointed in herself, Mylène is influenced by Hawk Moth and mutates into “Horrificatior”, a slimy monster based off the one from Nino’s film, who scares people and feeds on their fear. For Ladybug and Cat Noir to shrink the monster, they must conquer their own fears.
After finding out Chloé has been blackmailing people from running against her as the class representative, Marinette decides to nominate herself for the position. Wanting to prevent Marinette from winning, Chloé organizes an autograph session by rock musician, Jagged Stone, to bribe her classmates into voting for her. Meanwhile, Armand D’Argencourt, Collège Françoise-Dupont’s fencing teacher, has just lost the Paris mayoral elections by a landslide. As the press continues to mock him, Armand is influenced by Hawk Moth and becomes “Darkblade”, an armored black knight (according to his heritage), who zaps people, transforming them into an army of armored knights to overthrow Paris.
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Alya shows Marinette a video she recorded of Ladybug talking to her, but Marinette accidentally deletes it. Before Alya finds out, Marinette steals her phone and frantically tries to re-create the footage. Meanwhile, Mylène’s father, Fred Haprèle, has just picked up his fixed hat from Marinette, and is getting his first premier gesture performance called The Mime’s Extraordinary Adventures at the Eiffel Tower. However, his partner, Chris, deliberately makes him late at catching the troupe bus, and convinces their manager Sarah to let Chris take the lead role instead. Disheartened, Fred becomes akumatized by Hawk Moth and turns into “The Mime”, a supervillain who can pantomime anything to make it reality, and attempts to seek revenge.
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Marinette’s great uncle, a world-renowned Chinese chef, Wang Cheng, visits Paris to participate in a cooking show called The Greatest Chef in the World. Adrien comes over to help translate. Before the competition begins, Marinette and Adrien run into Chloé, who is on the judges’ panel. After Marinette insulted her, Chloé sabotages Cheng’s famous Celestial Soup, causing him to get poor results in front of the judges. Confused and disgraced, Cheng becomes akumatized by Hawk Moth and turns into “Kung Food”, a villain who enslaves those who had eaten his ruined soup and plans to cook Chloé in the soup.