Have you guys heard of the saying that quiet people know more about you than you think because they listen to their surroundings? I’ve had this crazy crack theory that Gorilla secretly knows what goes on in the Agreste household.
- He supports Adrien as Chat Noir because he knows the kid needs the break.
- He is one of Chat’s biggest fans and has his merchandise.
- One night, Plagg was hankering for some cheese and snuck down to the kitchen. Gorilla caught him. Plagg freaked out until he realized Gorilla was holding some camembert out to him. Since then, they’ve become midnight snack buddies.
- If Gabriel really is Hawkmoth, he knows it. He doesn’t support it, but what is he going to do? Just protect this idiot until he comes to his senses.
There was a hilarious fan comic where Nathalie found out all of this (with the addition of Adrien’s mom as the peacock) and it was suggested that Gorilla already knew, so at least one other person had the same idea. Where am I getting this from? Let me direct your attention to the ML “L'Imposteur (Copycat)” episode.
Gorilla (does this guy have an actual name?) is driving Adrien back to the school to get his phone when a news report says that Chat Noir has stolen the Mona Lisa. They pull up in front of the school and Adrien huffs out of the car.
He left the door wide open. I wonder how many times he’s mumbled to himself about cat-themed superheroes within earshot of Gorilla. This time, he’s yelling about how the thief is a terrible fake and is not Chat Noir. With the damned door still wide open and within steps of his driver.
Seconds later, Chat Noir lands behind the car. There was NO ONE ELSE on that street. And there’s your boy Chat Noir just jumping off of the school building right behind you, after your charge just barreled out of the car literally yelling about him. Gorilla didn’t even change expression.
(The weather report is JUST that important, guys.)
Some time later (taking into account the trip to the Louvre, running from the cops, catching the bad guy, etc.), Chat reappears and lands on the trunk of the car. Gorilla notices that one.
(I have to buff that out. I’m gonna have to talk to Plagg about this shit.)
Almost IMMEDIATELY after Chat Noir shows back up, there’s Adrien.
Adrien: I didn’t find my phone :( :( :(
Gorilla: *thinking* Maybe if you’d looked… -_-
The conclusion is that I know Gorilla’s character is probably just supposed to be there for comic relief, but I like to think he’s more in-depth than the viewers are led to believe.
Also, can we talk about this guy??
(Look kids, it’s Chat Noir!!!)
The dad’s face stays like that after the copy cat steals the painting.