And here I begin with my analyzes and observations:
1.- Chronologically, this episode happens right after the events of Volpina.
2.- We will see, for the first time, the interaction of two Kwamis (which, it seems, are carried as small children)
3. Apparently, Master Fu can read the contents of the book, and would begin to instruct Marinette in the true potential of the Miraculous.
4. Gabriel Agreste discovers that Adrien “took” the book from his safe, which would take to punish him, forbidding him to return to school. Which would explain why Chloe was really crying in the living room.
5.- Gabriel is furious and disappointed of his son by the loss of the book, getting to take the photographs that had of him in the wall. It is then that we have the taking of a childlike drawing of the Agreste family.
6.- BIG SPOILER, Gabriel Agreste is Akumatizado, becoming The Collector, and the object spell, apparently, would be the drawing of his family that had been made by Adrien as a child.
7. Marinette, as queen of the drama, apparently, thinks that one of the Agreste could be Hawk Moth.
8. After the incident of The Collector, apparently, Marinette would begin to suspect or worry about the Agreste.
9.- We could know more about Adrien’s mother.
10.- It is verified that Gabriel has a digital copy of the book, and while checking it, it is seen for a few seconds, the carrier of the Bee Miraculous as well as many other heroes, increasing that amount of Miraculous that in truth They would exist.
11.- We see for the second time, the transformation of Hawk Moth, but his civil identity is unknown.
12. It is proven, that Gabriel Agreste is not Hawk Moth.
13. Gabriel would reconcile with Adrien, allowing him to return to school.
14.- The Collector is the first Akuma of the 2nd season, and until now, the most dangerous, (in my opinion)
15. Despite having to face his own father, Adrien doesn’t flinch in the combat, demonstrating ability and determination.
16.- This would be the fourth episode centered on Adrien / Chat Noir, the others were “Copycat”, “Simon says” and “Pier Noel”.
17.- This could be the first episode that sees more interaction between Adrien and his father.
Right, so now that I have
revealed myself to be actual Ladybug trash, time to make this one post that’s
been on my mind for a while. If you don’t follow me for Miraculous Ladybug
stuff (a.k.a. all my followers) then sorry about this.
So, a big fad throughout the fandom at the moment is giving
Miraculouses to the supporting cast, and I am SO BEHIND THIS. It would develop
the show beyond the status quo and freshen it up spectacularly across seasons,
because if it keeps being a magical girl monster-of-the-week show with wacky
antics ad nauseum then I’m going to probably lose interest fairly quickly. Some
of the most popular miraculous assignments are Alya receiving the fox
miraculous, Nino receiving the turtle miraculous ( @thelastpilot ) and
alternatively Lila receiving the real, actual fox miraculous. I’m going to
throw my two cents in on what thematically would work with the rest of the
First of all, we know three miraculous holders for definite and
one for almost definite. Marinette is Ladybug, Adrien is Cat Noir, Master Fu is
the unnamed turtle hero and the likelihood is Gabriel is Hawkmoth/Papillon. The
thing is, if you look at miraculous holders and their miraculouses, a pattern
of character starts emerging.
Let’s start with Marinette.
Marinette is, in short, a clumsy klutz with terrible luck,
who normally you wouldn’t trust with giving an ounce of responsibility to – not
because she wouldn’t take it seriously, but because she seems totally
incompetent. The ladybug miraculous, on the other hand, is the miraculous of luck
itself, with the most responsibility of all the miraculouses – and indeed, when
Marinette transforms into Ladybug, almost all her clumsiness goes straight out
the nearest window and she gains HUGE amounts of responsibility – she’s the one
responsible for cleaning up the mess after an Akuma attack. The miraculous is
not given to Marinette because she’s the best person for the job – far from it,
she acknowledges in the origins episode Alya would be a far better fit.
However, what’s important is that she has the capacity to grow into the role of
Ladybug – and she well and truly does.
Now, let’s look at Adrien.
Adrien is a rich kid who’s incredibly lucky – he’s had
everything fall into his lap from a young age, and has had competence (fencing,
multilingualism etc.) drilled into him, at the cost of not being able to loosen
up and socialise. His miraculous transforms him into Cat Noir, the poster boy
for destruction and bad luck, with a kwami, Plagg, who’s constantly getting
himself into the kind of destructive shenanigans you’d expect from Marinette
through his own hedonism. See the pattern? Adrien and Marinette both receive the
miraculouses that don’t represent them – they represent everything they aren’t – but everything they could be if
Now let’s look at Master Fu and Gabriel, because they’re a
little different, but equally as important.
Master Fu, on the surface, seems like an ideal fit for the turtle
in terms of alignment. The turtle in symbolism represents age, wisdom,
protection. Master Fu stands for all these things – but Master Fu is a miraculous holder beyond his prime. He is
at the end of his development. I have a feeling if we ever saw young Fu, we’d
see him as a figure of youthful energy,
who just wants to let loose and have fun, possibly even be anti-authoritarian
when it comes to adults. This should sound true of another character in the
show, and I’ll get back to that.
Gabriel, if everything is hinting at what we think it’s
hinting at, however, does not fit the butterfly miraculous at all. The
butterfly represents stages of life, and change, moving on, transformation. It’s
heavily hinted Gabriel’s wife is dead – at the very least, Hawkmoth/Papillon
has Adrien’s mother’s picture in his locket. Hawkmoth/Papillon’s goal now seems
to be to attain the miraculouses so he can resurrect his dead wife. He’s not accepting death, and he’s not
accepting the creed of his miraculous – he’s rejecting it, twisting it,
corrupting it, thus becoming the supervillain who uses his Kwami’s powers
against their will.
When a miraculous is
granted to an owner, they can choose to learn from it, or reject it. But
most importantly, they are granted to
people who lack the qualities their miraculouses represent – their character
flaws are what the miraculous works to iron out. That being said, let’s
look at Lila.
Lila is a compulsive liar. Her Akumatised form is presumably
the actual hero that emerges from the fox miraculous – a hero of lies and
illusions. This is unhealthy for her –
the miraculous isn’t helping her overcome her weaknesses, it’s only
accentuating her character flaws. Lila will never grow as a person if she truly
So who actually needs secrets, lies and illusions in their
life? Well, it’d be someone for whom truth is all-consumingly destructive.
Someone whose self-destructive pursuit of the truth puts not only herself, but
other people in the line of fire, and whose
Akumatised form represents truth at all costs. I’m talking, of course,
This is why fox!Alya appeals to me so much – because Alya
would be able to learn and grow from the fox miraculous, because it represents
traits that she needs to attain. Now, let’s look at the other popular
miraculous assignment – turtle!Nino. That thing I mentioned earlier? Here it
Nino is the epitome of youthful vigour in the show –
everything from his style to his DJing to his horribly outdated slang in the
English dub (seriously, who the hell is a Totally Radical Dude in the 21st
Century!? No-one. No-one is who.) His Akumatised form is Bubbler, a childish clown who tries to exile all
adults.If there’s one person in the
show who NEEDS the turtle miraculous and its traits of wisdom, age and protection, it’s Nino. This miraculous was MADE
for Nino – right down to the outdated slang, providing an added meta bonus to
the English dub that Nino becomes a massive allusion to the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles.
This is why I love
fox!Alya and turtle!Nino – because they work thematically with who has already received
miraculouses. This begs the question – what happens to Lila?
I’d like to suggest something I think no-one else has
thought of. I present, a digression:
Peacocks are about vision, kind-heartedness and integrity –
the peacock miraculous represents everything the fox miraculous doesn’t. If
Lila became the peacock miraculous hero, she’d learn and develop SO MUCH MORE
than if she became Volpina. She’d truly have the redemption and character arc
that she needs – she’d learn there are more ways to solve a problem than lies,
and that truth can be just as valuable. Likewise,
this is why Peacock!Alya would actually be unhealthy for her – because it would
only drive her even deeper into her already destructive drive for truth and
This is what I call the Miraculous Character Development
Theory. I dunno, it was just a thing that occurred to me.
tl;dr: fox!Alya and turtle!Nino work thematically and so
does the rather outlandish peacock!Lila. Sorry this has been a mile long post about a god damn kids’ show. I have… several problems.
As some of you may know, my memory sucks. This list is as much for you guys as it is for me ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
I’ll be updating this thing periodically. I’m putting the links under a “read more” so the updates will show up in case someone wants to reblog this. I love it when something is reblogged (especially when I can read the funny tags), but y’all are random af. You give me a good laugh on my rough days and I love each and every one of you ＾ω＾
Have fun down the ML rabbit hole of crazy (after the cut)!:
Why does Ladybug have the power to purify the Akumas?
The Miraculouses aren’t supposed to be used for evil, right? Whoever created the Miraculouses didn’t know that Hawkmoth would use his power to create villains. So Ladybug’s power to neutralise the Akumas would originally have been unnecessary. This leads to one of two likely conclusions.
The first possibility is that Ladybug can purify any evil object, whether it’s an Akuma or something else entirely. I’m not really buying this, because plenty of evil things wouldn’t fit into the yoyo, and the power seems remarkably tailored to the Akumas specifically.
The other option, which I find much more likely, is that the creators of the Miraculouses could have realised that any of them could be used for evil—and so, as a safety measure, gave each Miraculous the ability to neutralise the power of one of the others. That way, if any Miraculous user turned evil, another Miraculous user would be able to stop them.
So perhaps Master Fu has the ability to neutralise Lucky Charm, or perhaps the wielder of the Peacock Miraculous can neutralise Cataclysm. And perhaps Chat Noir can counter the power of the Bee Miraculous.
This would also explain why, if Gabriel Agreste is in fact Hawkmoth, he would have used the Butterfly Miraculous rather than the Peacock. Since the Butterfly could only be countered by Ladybug, that would ensure Master Fu would have released the Ladybug Miraculous, rather than whichever one would work against the Peacock.
This would also lend credibility to the possibility of a team of seven Miraculous heroes. This built-in cycle of protection would ensure that the team members would rely on each other, and would discourage any individual hero from betraying the team.
Maybe I’m overthinking this, but it certainly explains a lot. I’m definitely looking forward to finding out more about the seven Miraculouses!
As I said, here’s the master list, and I honestly don’t know why I was putting off. Anyhow, it’s a bit unbelievable to me that I’ve written a lot, because I had never written this much before, and really it’s you guys who keep me inspired and motivated to do this, so thank you!