okay, all together everybody:
- Adrien and Chat Noir are not two different people
- Adrien did not develop a split personality disorder upon receiving his miraculous
- Chat Noir is not the better/real version of Adrien
- Adrien does not hate himself and prefer Chat Noir
- Marinette liking Adrien is not her liking a repressed, depressed, fake version of Adrien
- Adrien is a kid who loves his friends, loves school, does activities he enjoys, hangs out with his classmates, and is all around a pretty optimistic, kind, and upbeat kid who’s not afraid of standing up for himself and standing up for what’s right
- Chat Noir awards Adrien the comfort of anonymity that allows him to do things that he wouldn’t normally do as Adrien Agreste. Ladybug awards Marinette these same opportunities. That’s what being an anonymous masked superhero allows you.
- Adrien and Chat Noir are the same person. Everything that Chat Noir is Adrien is. Everything that Adrien is Chat Noir is.