The Best Episodes of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2019
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir - In modern-day Paris, there's a teen junior high school girl named Marinette Dupain-Cheng and her classmate, Adrien. When evil arises, Marinette transforms into Ladybug while Adrien transforms into Cat Noir. However, neither know each other's secret identities. Together, they fight to protect Paris against the mysterious villain Hawk Moth.
#1 - Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1)
Season 2 - Episode 24
It's the Day of Heroes in Paris and everyone must prepare a good action for others. Bogged by her activities as Ladybug, Marinette did not have time to prepare hers. For fear of disappointing her friends by announcing that she has not prepared anything, Marinette lies to them and finds herself quickly overcome by her own lie. Her nightmare is just beginning... Hawk Moth has akumatized his assistant Nathalie into Catalyst, a supervillain that will allow him to put into action the plan he's been concocting for a long time, that will finally make it possible to defeat Ladybug and Cat Noir.
#2 - Sandboy
Season 2 - Episode 18
Tikki is troubled because tonight is the kwami cycle and Nooroo is supposed to be 3500 this year. Since this is the only opportunity for kwamis to communicate with their kind (even from a distance) for an extended time, Marinette gives Tikki permission to go. Plagg sneaks out to attend when Adrien isn't looking. Nooroo also tries to leave, but Gabriel refuses to allow it. Wayzz stands guard and Tikki and Plagg go inside the Miracle Box while Master Fu is sleeping, and the kwamis have fun playing. Gabriel senses an unidentified prey with intense emotions and sends out an akuma. Marinette is chased by a frightening Adrien, and then encounters "Sandboy", a Sandman-themed villain who is bringing people's nightmares to reality. Just as the kwamis are about to make contact, they end up calling in Hawk Moth instead. Cutting off the connection, Tikki and Plagg return to their owners. Sandboy chases Plagg, but loses him. The heroes finally go into action, then face their worst nightmares: Ladybug becomes a helpless girl and Cat Noir fights an evil Ladybug. After much struggle, Sandboy is defeated and de-evilizes into a boy who had been terrified from horror movies. The nightmare may be over, but Gabriel is more confident than ever now that he has narrowed down the kwamis' location.
#3 - Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2)
Season 2 - Episode 25
Hawk Moth puts his terrible plan into action by reakumatizing many of his previous villains with the help of Catalyst. Will Ladybug and her team of super heroes succeed to defeat Hawk Moth and his extraordinary army?
#4 - Style Queen (Queen's Battle - Part 1)
Season 2 - Episode 21
After being humiliated by Gabriel, Chloé's mother Audrey is akumatized into Style Queen, a yellow-flashy supervillain armed with a scepter, and attacks Adrien. Chloé is given the Bee Miraculous, with the command of Pollen the kwami, and transforms into the bee-themed superheroine, Queen Bee.
#5 - Queen Wasp (Queen's Battle - Part 2)
Season 2 - Episode 22
After transforming into Queen Bee to try and impress her mother, Chloé gets akumatized into Queen Wasp. Will Ladybug and Cat Noir manage to stop this superhero turned supervillain?
#6 - Malediktator
Season 2 - Episode 23
When Chloé threatens to leave Paris, Mr. Bourgeois gets akumatized into Malediktator; invested with absolute power, he wants to make his daughter's dreams come true so that she stays with him.A figure skating trainer named Philippe gets akumatized into Frozer; armed with evil ice skates, he wants to turn Paris into a kingdom of ice.
#7 - Dark Owl
Season 2 - Episode 8
After school principal Damocles is akumatized into Dark Owl, he traps Ladybug and Cat Noir in a warehouse and tries to uncover their true identities.
#8 - Anansi
Season 2 - Episode 17
Nino and Alya are playing a battle dancing game in sync while Marinette chats with Adrien via phone. When Alya plans to go see the World Cup fireworks, her sister Nora objects that it's dangerous, considering the number of times Alya had been directly involved with Hawk Moth's villains. She challenges Nino to arm-wrestling to see if he has what it takes to be a man, and Marinette cheats to secure his victory. Unappreciated, Nora does get akumatized into the spider-themed villain "Anansi". She traps Alya and Cat Noir on the Arc de Triomphe, provoking Nino to fight her. With Anansi too strong for a distraction, Ladybug is encouraged to see Master Fu. This time, she recommends his Turtle Miraculous. Ladybug introduces Wayzz to Nino and he transforms into the turtle-themed superhero, Carapace. Once Anansi is defeated, Nino returns the Turtle Miraculous to Ladybug. Though defeated again, Hawk Moth proclaims the heroes will soon be "outnumbered". Marinette apologizes to Nora and the gang rejoices.
#9 - Syren
Season 2 - Episode 14
While Ladybug, Cat Noir, and Rena Rouge are handling overrun domestic trouble, Kim and a talented swimmer, Ondine, are at the swimming pool when Ondine tries to send a love message to Kim, but he is so dense he leaves without reading it. Sensing Ondine's broken heart, Hawk Moth finds her a perfect prey to akumatize and turns her into "Syren", a mermaid supervillain flooding the city. Water is surging all over Paris and Syren captures Kim to rule the underwater city with her "prince". Meanwhile, Adrien is expressing doubts being a superhero since Ladybug is keeping too many secrets from him lately, then he and Master Fu officially meet. Fu has applied the both heroes a new aquatic power that modifies the kwami to breathe underwater. Gabriel also learns about the hidden power of the kwamis and he wants these for his own kwami, but since only a Guardian of the Miraculouses knows the secret formula, he is determined to find the Guardian, wherever he is.
#10 - Glaciator
Season 2 - Episode 9
Legendary Parisian ice-cream maker André gets akumatized by Hawk Moth. Now Glaciator, he turns people into ice cream... which starts to melt! Ladybug and Cat Noir cannot get cold feet if they want to stop him!
#11 - Gorizilla
Season 2 - Episode 11
Adrien sneaks out to watch a particular movie, Solitude, in which his mother plays the lead role, but gets mobbed and runs into Marinette whom he turns to for help. Meanwhile, Gabriel suspects his son may be Cat Noir. He sends Adrien's bodyguard after him; when the Gorilla just got his car towed for illegal parking, Gabriel transforms into Hawk Moth and decides to akumatize the frustrated bodyguard to get faster results. The Gorilla becomes "Gorizilla", a giant ape with enormous strength and a keen sense of smell, and begins to follow Adrien all through Paris. Ladybug jumps into action to save Adrien, while the latter tries to hide and transform into Cat Noir to help Ladybug. In the end, when the villain is defeated, Gabriel is convinced he was wrong about Adrien being Cat Noir since he saw both them at the same time (but he actually saw one of Adrien's fans, who disguised himself as Adrien). When the real Adrien returns home, Gabriel shows him the movie he wanted to watch, in order to gain more of his trust.
#12 - Frightningale
Season 2 - Episode 15
Clara Nightingale, the famous singer, is in France to film the music video for her new song Miraculous in tribute to Ladybug and Cat Noir. Marinette is overexcited; however, Adrien is worried because he has been chosen to take part in Clara's video as Cat Noir in a duplicate costume, which might expose his identity. At the audition, after Marinette "saves" her from falling (purposely to find the perfect girl to play Ladybug in the video), Clara decides to cast her as Ladybug in the video. Marinette turns down the offer to protect her identity, but changes her mind when Clara is about to cast Chloé as Ladybug. As Marinette and Adrien are about to put on the duplicate Ladybug and Cat Noir masks, Chloé gets revenge for being excluded by having her father ban Clara from filming the video in Paris. Saddened, Clara succumbs to Hawk Moth's akuma and becomes "Frightningale", a dancing and singing supervillain, who can color the people who dance and rhyme with pink aura by hitting them with a magical mike, while also turning them into magenta statues if they resist to sing or dance.
#13 - Reverser
Season 2 - Episode 19
A shy student named Marc is invited to the Art room. Marinette asks Marc if he could assist Nathaniel in script writing. She reads a fictional journal of Ladybug that Marc drops. Giving the journal to Nathaniel really inspires him and Marinette sets up a scenario where he can meet the author. However, he gets the wrong idea when seeing Marc, accuses him of trying to fool him, then tears the journal and leaves. The misunderstanding causes Marc to be akumatized by Hawk Moth, transforming him into "Reverser", a supervillain whose paper planes can alter people's personalities into the opposite. He hits Ladybug and Cat Noir turning them into weaklings; to make matters worse, Reverser has Mr. Bourgeois direct outer space garbage dumps to descend towards Paris, forcing Nathaniel and Alix to help reverse things.
#14 - Troublemaker
Season 2 - Episode 16
Jagged Stone decides to guest star in a live-recording television show, Fill My Shoes, where a person is taking part in another person's job, and the show featuring him is taking place at Marinette's parents' bakery. Wanting to impress Jagged, Penny is running back and forward till everything goes out of control and the intermission accidentally gets disrupted, demanding Penny to solve it all. Hawk Moth takes advantage of the pressure on Penny and akumatizes her as "Troublemaker", a villain capable of switching from tangible to intangible, making a big mess, and urges to get back at those who shunned her. Throughout the commotion, the discovery of Adrien's photos in Marinette's room has Ladybug completely nervous. Not ready to tell how she feels, Marinette later manages to convince Adrien that she is just a fan and he invites her to one of his photoshoots.
#15 - Frozer
Season 2 - Episode 20
A figure skating trainer named Philippe gets akumatized into Frozer; armed with evil ice skates, he wants to turn Paris into a kingdom of ice.
#16 - Sapotis
Season 2 - Episode 10
Marinette helps Alya babysit the latter's twin sisters, Ella and Etta. When they keep staying up and refuse to go to bed, Alya forbids them from going to the amusement park the next day and confiscates one of their hats. The twins, sad over the fact they now can't go the amusement park and have to listen to their older sister's orders, are fighting over the other hat, then Hawk Moth akumatizes them both into "Sapotis", a pair of small but totally unpredictable monsters that multiply and cause havoc. When Ladybug and Cat Noir are overwhelmed by the creatures, Ladybug is prompted by her Lucky Charm to visit Master Fu, who loans her the Fox Miraculous. Ladybug gives the Miraculous to Alya, who, with the command of Trixx the kwami, transforms into the fox-themed superheroine, Rena Rouge. After the three heroes overcome the Sapotis menace, Alya reluctantly returns the Fox Miraculous to Ladybug and keeps the details of her adventure a secret.
#18 - Riposte
Season 2 - Episode 5
A mysterious masked fencer gets akumatized into Riposte. Armed with her saber, she wants to get revenge on Adrien, who unintentionally humiliated her. To protect him, Ladybug will have to cross swords with the villain!
#19 - Robostus
Season 2 - Episode 6
When Max builds Markov, a miniature robot capable of real human emotions, he is hesitant to even reveal him. After helping prevent a computer virus from wiping the school's servers, Principal Damocles instead confiscates Markov, thinking that he's a toy. Separated from his friend, Markov even becomes akumatized, and Hawk Moth converts him into "Robostus", a techno-threat capable of giving life to mechanical devices. When Hawk Moth tells Robostus to bring him the Miraculouses, he mistakenly informs him of their power to grant wishes. Robostus takes Max with him in his new mega-sized body to the stadium, where he ambushes Ladybug and Cat Noir. When Robostus is about to obtain the heroic duo's Miraculouses, he intends to take them for himself to gain mortality; only for Max, wanting his friend back, to free Ladybug and Cat Noir, who capture and de-evilize Markov. Marinette asks Master Fu, who elaborates the Miraculouses' ability to grant wishes. Due to the universe needing to maintain balance who ever is granted a wish, someone else must lose the very thing wished for. Marinette promises Fu to not allow this, and continue guarding her own Miraculous.
#20 - Gigantitan
Season 2 - Episode 7
Today is a great day for Marinette: she and her friends, Mylène, Rose, Juleka, Alix and, of course, Alya, have come up with a flawless plan to help Marinette propose a romantic stroll to Adrien. But nothing is going as planned and Adrien's bodyguard, annoyed by the girls, becomes Hawk Moth's target. However, while the latter tries to akumatize him, the Gorilla calms down. The akuma then transforms a young child, who is nearby and upset at not having his candy, into Gigantitan, a fifty foot (disobedient) giant.
#21 - Volpina
Season 1 - Episode 26
Adrien discovers a book in his father's safe with pictures of the different Miraculous heroes and steals it to learn more. Later, a new student named Lila arrives who claims to be good friends with Ladybug in order to wow Adrien. Jealous and upset by Lila's lies, Marinette begins to tail her, during which time she watches Lila steal the Miraculous book from Adrien. Tikki notices the cover design and insists upon taking the book for further study. Lila then tells Adrien that she is descended from the Miraculous holder Volpina, prompting Marinette to transform into Ladybug and call Lila on her lies in front of Adrien. Embarrassed, Lila runs off and becomes influenced by Hawk Moth, who transforms her into "Volpina", a superhero with the power to create illusions, with the hope that she can gain Ladybug and Cat Noir's trust and betray them. The plan fails, though Hawk Moth is not concerned, proclaiming that his "big day" is at hand. Afterwards, Tikki's suspicions about the book are confirmed: it is the long-lost book of lore that contains coded secrets about the Miraculouses. She then brings Marinette to meet the Great Guardian, Master Fu.
#22 - Animan
Season 1 - Episode 17
A new panther arrives at Paris zoo. The director is really proud of her and gets mad when Kim says the panther is not as fast as him. The Hawk Moth takes advantage and influences the director of the zoo, who becomes Animan.
#23 - Captain Hardrock
Season 2 - Episode 12
Hawk Moth akumatizes Juleka's mother into Captain Hardrock, a pirate whose indestructible ship blasts loud music to destroy a music festival.
#24 - The Collector
Season 2 - Episode 1
After Marinette learns more about the Miraculous book she took from Adrien, she begins to suspect his father of being Hawkmoth. Meanwhile, Gabriel, furious over Adrien losing the book, gets akumatized into The Collector.
#25 - Simon Says - Jackady
Season 1 - Episode 24
Nino is a contestant in a game show called The Challenge, where he has to get Mayor Bourgeois to dance. Despite being invited to see Nino, Marinette is grounded by her parents for missing too many classes at school, not knowing that she had been working as Ladybug. As Nino completes his challenge, the next contestant, a hypnotist named Simon Grimault (Jacques Grimeau in French version), is given the challenge to hypnotize Adrien's father Gabriel Agreste. However, Gabriel refuses to participate in the challenge, causing Simon to fail. Angry that he was not given the chance to at least try, Simon becomes influenced by Hawk Moth and turns into "Simon Says" (Jackady in French version), an extravagant villain who can hypnotize someone by throwing playing cards at them.