new to the ML fandom, obvi obsessed with cat noir
I’m new to the Ladybug & Cat Noir fandom, and I have to say, like everyone else, I just love Adrien Agreste. At first I was pretty frustrated with his character because Cat Noir is so confident and assertive, while Adrien seems to be a bit of a pushover at school. People always seem to be dragging him everywhere and he just goes along with it.
It wasn’t until I’d seen more episodes (and later the origin stories eps) that I realized it’s because he doesn’t know how to act at school around other kids his age. That plus his relationship with his father, paired with the disappearance of his mother, makes him such a complex and tragic character. I always have a soft spot for the tragic ones.
I feel like Cat Noir is his chance to be his true self, which is why he took to it so quickly, and I love the moments when that comes through. For example, in Mr. Pigeon when he and Ladybug are in the park and he suddenly just…busts some moves!? Ladybug says, “Act natural!” And he’s like, “I am acting natural.” I love that scene because he kind of took me by surprise? Like, Cat Noir hadn’t done anything like that at that point in the story.
What I love even more is when these things begin coming through while he’s Adrien and not Cat Noir. Like during the Kung Food ep when he and Marinette actually have real conversations. Or when he asks Marinette to autograph his Jagged Stone cd. SO FREAKING CUTE. I just love him.