Kay so in Copycat Theo looks like Chat Noir, right? And then Ladybug tricks him into using Cataclysm on the chains and his ring starts counting down.
But, like, what if they hadn’t purified the akuma in time? I’d be willing to bet he wouldn’t be turning back into Theo.
I can just see the last beep going off and Ladybug and Chat being like “oh this is easy he’s not going to have powers now” and then the light flashes…
…and there’s Adrien.
And everyone is really confused.
Ladybug is like “I definitely thought this was Theo? Chat, did you piss off Adrien too? What the hell did Adrien get akumatized for?” while also freaking out because she’d just been flirting with Adrien and kicking his ass
Hawkmoth is freaking out because he’s finally learned one of their identities and why didn’t he think of this sooner with a possible additional holy crap I’ve been fighting my son.
Theo is freaking out because Chat Noir was Ladybug’s boyfriend and he was supposed to be Chat Noir not some random model Hawkmoth what is going on?
Chat’s freaking out because his identity’s been exposed even though no one’s really clued in on that yet save for Hawkmoth and he’s also freaking out because Ladybug seems to be going into a panic attack and this was definitely not how he was planning to spend his day.
So they purify the akuma and Adrien turns back into Theo and it finally clicks for Ladybug what that actually meant. So now she’s freaking out even more and probably runs away because that’s usually how Marinette seems to deal with her feelings and Adrien’s sad and confused.
But then the next day Marinette shows up to school and gives him cookies and can actually talk to him and she tells him she’s Ladybug and they start making plans since chances are really high that Hawkmoth knows his secret identity.
Adrien’s really confused when he comes home from school and finds out about his dad’s new no-jewelry policy that’s been put into place for no discernible reason. He manages to hide his ring, though, when Nathalie comes into his room to confiscate any jewelry.