Nino breathed through in relief as the heroes all
gathered on the screen, all his friends waving their arms around each other for
a victorious hug. It was a tradition they had established when the group had
grown, when the Akumas had become harder and stronger and when the fist bump
between Ladybug and Chat Noir had been too personal to share. They still bumped
their fists, exclaiming “Pound it”. Queen B and Firena had settled for a high
five at first, grinning a hearty “Made it” at each other.
But since everything had become a bit more serious
with Hawkmoth on the rise they had extended their rituals to a big hug at the
end, reassuring for each of them that the others were still there, alive and
The heroes parted and grinned into a few cameras,
their arms still staying around each other’s waists or shoulders. Chat Noir had
his arms around the shoulders of Queen B, mindful of the punch she had received
into her side. Chloé would whine about that for days.
His other arm pulled Ladybug closer. Nino bit his lip,
studying Marinette’s face beneath the mask. Her smile was wrong and her
eyebrows were lightly furrowed, not visible for others but very well for Nino.
He had seen that look on her many times already.
Adrien didn’t smile at all. He nodded at a few cameras
but his gaze mostly jumped between his teammates. They’d had a pretty rough
fight with that fire akuma and everyone had received a few hits they’d need
time to recover from.
Especially Mari. Nino had only briefly seen Adrien’s
reaction when she had been flung into a wall while detransforming but it must’ve
been pretty bad. He had immediately jumped in and scooped her up, to keep her
identity a secret and to care for her. She had only joined the fight at the end
again, to cleanse the Akuma.
Nino knew that it heavily weighed down on his best
friend. When they got here he probably wouldn’t let go of Mari, blaming himself
to not have been there for her, to protect her.
His gaze finally broke away from the three superheroes
to the fourth, a view he was fearing to see, the one it would hurt the most to
inspect. Before he was able to look at Firena though, he had to lean back. His
shoulders were hunched and his back already hurt from the tension. He rubbed
over his face, pushing his glasses up to his hair, before sighing and putting them
back on his nose, trying not to flinch when he finally looked at her.
Firena obviously tried not to lean on Ladybug as she
favored one of her legs, a forced grin keeping her expression unyieldingly
hard. She always bit back her pain.
Nino folded his hands over his mouth and squished his
cheeks a bit when he saw Alya looking down to her leg, obviously a curse
falling from her lips. She looked up again, said something to her teammates and
they all nodded, waving to the reporters one more time before jumping away,
trying to look tough and invincible. But Nino saw it all. How Queen B’s hand
went to her side, how Chat tried not to bite on his spilt open lip, how Ladybug
moved slower and smoother, trying not to let her head get too much agitation
and how Firena stumbled everytime she tried not to hit the ground with her
injured leg. Nino leant back from his laptop and sighed.
In my epic rewatch/screencap of the Miraculous series (see the Lady’s Charm and Adrien’s Game series), I’ve noticed that the kids find some…interesting spots for their “secret” transformations. I took each screencap right before the transformation with the exception of Origins. Why? Because it’s hilarious and I needed this laugh. Locations like…
Out in the friggin’ open:
Who: Marinette Episode: Origins WTF?!: In the middle of the street, within view of Alya, the akuma (if he turned around) and anyone coming out of the Metro. Note that Marinette hasn’t moved from her transformation spot and Alya is where she lands when released by the car.
Behind something obviously see-through:
Who: Marinette (the queen of “you can’t see me!”) Episode: Dark Cupid, Volpina WTF?!: It’s a good thing no one is ever walking by the park. Or sitting on a bench. Or living in Paris.
A split second after the akuma/classmates/bodyguard go by:
Who: Marinette, Adrien Episode: (top left to bottom right) Pharoah, Mime, Guitar Villain, Darkblade WTF: Clenched fists = TRANSFORM AND ROLL OUT
Behind a Tree or Post:
Who: This is mostly an Adrien thing, but Mari gets one in Episode: Gamer, Timebreaker, Pixelator, Guitar Villain WTF: At least Marinette picked a tree that might be able to hide her if she wasn’t RIGHT across the street from the Agreste Mansion. Let’s hope no one comes to get their car…Adrien, that first one is a twig. Just go stand in the fountain and transform.
Directly in sight of an akuma:
Who: Marinette Episode: Evillustrator WTF?!: This is the one that made me laugh the most.
Chat Noir looking up at the akuma:
This is where Marinette decides to transform. Note the location of the bookcases, stairs, pole and poster on the bookcase.
Got it? I stared at this next one longer than any sane person should, but I determined that the area in the red circle would have been Marinette’s view right before she transformed. Meaning…Marinette transformed behind the now-toppled bookcase, almost directly in view of the akuma. None of the other bookcases on the right hand side (with the stairs on the left) have that poster and the destroyed bookcase would have been in the exact location of Mari’s view.
It’s a damn good thing Evillustrator didn’t turn his head to the right…
In his defense, he could have been moving around the top area while drawing, although he stops to draw as far as I can tell…if he was on the other side when she transformed, I’m just ashamed of them both.
Who: Adrien Episode: X-mas
*AT LEAST 5 Christmas parties in full swing*
*LOUD SINGING from outside*
*Random partygoer looks out window to see what all the commotion is*:
Oh, hey! There’s Chat Noir in the middle of the plaza! He looks kinda upset…
*bright flash of light*
…..uhhhhhhhhh <–stunned into silence
*another random partygoer joins the first at the window*
What’s the Agreste kid doing….?
*50 people crowd around the windows watching Adrien Agreste and his magical singing cat*
How does no one catch them? I have a theory that they get teleported into an alternate dimension right before they transform. It would explain the odd backgrounds…we know alternate dimensions exist because of the Pixelator episode, so…
Okay, I recently thought of this neat idea to make a multi-collab with any ML artists.. but what for? Do you remember how in the opening they have all of the characters stacked up on one another? Here is a reference down below..
I want to recreate that but on one large page with a whole bunch of artists! ALSO VERY IMPORTANT!! I would like to mention that while discussing this with a couple of peeps we are not doing them in their civilian forms, but in their akumatized/superhero forms! (this does NOT include the new spoiler versions, only Ladybug are Chat Noir are superheros in this)
I figure that if any artists are interested in participating, PM me here on tumblr and tell me what character you want to do. If there is more than one person who wants to do a character, then the one who asks first gets the slot! Any artist can do this as long as they are fairly recent on here (still running as of the start of this year) and they message me that they want to do it along with the characters left they want to do! There is no specific date quite yet but I figure the due date will be around late may ;D
Here is the list of 25 + 3 other akuma that states which characters (in order of pic from left to right, bottom to top) are taken or still open! I will update this every so often so keep in check if you’re interested:
I tried to make this as organized as I could! As you can see there are 0 slots left!
Here are some general questions asked concerning this collab:
Do we have to use the same poses as the civilians do? Not at all, but it would definitely be preferred! If you do change it up, try to keep it simple. Please talk to me about it with some sample sketches for your idea if you do decide to do so (especially for the ones with characters together like alya/marinette and adrien/nino– see to me about it if you have these characters)
Can we do traditional art? Yes! You can do either traditional or digital!
If I am doing my piece traditional, how would I enter it in for the collab? Now I haven’t messed around with traditional art yet, but I’m pretty sure you can scan it in and place it as a transparent png. file, then send it to me! I hear Camscanner is also a pretty good scanner for that sort of thing.
What about the image type? In order for it piece to be accepted and assembled into the final pic, you must have your final piece a transparent png. file, that way it is easier to put on the canvas!
What is the due date to send it in the pieces? I haven’t settled on a certain date yet, but I’m thinking late may! I can only hope everyone gets it done earlier ^^;
Let me warn you that there may be some parts of your artwork covered up by others artwork based on the MLB opening character stack, so here is what I will say for you to do– I want you to post your piece of the collab on your blog and tag me in it so that I can provide a link to each individual piece from the full final collaboration that I am posting here. Please only watermark your artwork on your piece that you post on you blog and not the one you send me!
Thanks for checking this out and I hope you all have a wonderful day! I’m sure it will look lovely when it’s done <3 Message me if your interested and tell me what character you would like to do and feel free to ask me questions in the ask box too or through a PM! I look really forward to it!!
Quick shoutout to @the-bored-bookworm for helping me put this idea together! I seriously appreciate it!! OvO
Gabriel Agreste is revealed to be Hawkmoth. Ladybug and Chat noir finally defeat him and he is arrested. Paris was shocked by the reveal, but was happy that hawkmoth was no more.
Adrien’s life was a cyclone of events after that. His Dad was in prison, his mom was still missing. Nathalie was his legal guardian, and his Dad’s company was being run by the board of directors until Adrien was of Age.
People started treating Adrien different, he could feel people treat him different. A lot of fake smiles, and nods. Photographers wanted to use Adrien as a model a lot less. Fan girls of his started trickling down. This part didnt bother Adrien that much, he never cared for that. But the way people treated him at school was different. Chloé was distant (One of the few blessings) saying that it might not look good being seen with Adrien right now, some of his classmates avoided talking to him. Kim teasing him about his Dad being a villain. Alya constantly questioning him about it (for the blog). The only two people who didnt act any different towards him were Nino and Marinette. Nino was his best friend and that wouldn’t change. Marinette was one of the sweetest people in existence, she could never be mean to anyone unless they absolutely deserved it.
The rest of the world seemed to think that he was the soon to be super villain! That he was some scorned rich kid plotting his revenge. It pissed him off, the fact that his Dad was a villain, the fact that everyone treated him coldly, the fact that he now lost both of his parents.
He began transforming a lot more. Chat noir was on the prowl every night. He would watch over the city. It was something to take his mind off of everything.
One Night Ladybug showed up to join him.
“There aren’t anymore Akumas Chat, we can relax.” Ladybug eased the cat hero. The two were standing on a rooftop in the middle of the night.
“I kind of wish there were…” Chat muttered under his breath. The night air suddenly felt much colder on the roof.
Unfortunately for the cat hero, Ladybug heard him.
“Don’t even joke about that. Without the akuma, the people are in a lot less danger. Paris is a lot better off without Hawkmoth.” Ladybug spoke.
“Is Adrien Agreste better off?”
Chat noir didn’t even realized those words shot out of his mouth. The sharpness of the question pierced Ladybug right through the heart. How did Chat noir know about Adrien? Well it isn’t like Adrien isn’t a random kid, he was the son of the Fashion Tycoon turned super villain Gabriel Agreste.
“I can’t sleep anymore Ladybug.” Chat noir interrupted, which really didnt mean much as Ladybug was still at a loss for words.
Ladybug stood in silence as she waited for him to continue.
“I havent slept since the night before we captured him. I remember how ecstatic I was when we finally caught him. But when I saw his face… his real face. He had a son, Ladybug. He was the only parent left in Adrien’s life, and we just took him a way. I handed him over to the police…” Chat noir was on the brink of tears.
Ladybug hugged him from behind, tears slowly leaving her eyes to trickle down her cheeks.
“I never once realized any of this. But it isn’t your fault Chat, we were just doing our jobs. Adrien doesn’t deserve to lose his father over our actions. But Hawkmoth deserved to go to prison for his crimes. Sometimes being a hero means we have to make tough decisions. Deep down, I am sure Adrien doesn’t blame you for what happened.”
The night grew quiet once again as Ladybugs words reached Chat noir’s ears. For a moment, nothing but silence. But then, Chat noir started to laugh. Ladybug released her hug and backed up as she watched Chat noir cover his eyes as he laughed, tears streaming down his face.
“Chat?” Ladybug questioned nervously.
She watched stunned as he instantly stopped laughing and undid his transformation right in front of her, revealing the crying blonde rich kid that missed his father.