Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir has always been one of the underrated animated shows you can watch. While it isn’t as popular as some of the Asian animated shows, it is a gem that tends to shine a lot, considering that it has been around for a while and is still going strong. The popularity of Miraculous can be attributed to its main characters. As such, we are here to get to know more about the characters of Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir.
1. Marinette Dupain-Cheng / Ladybug
Age: 13 to 14
Relationships: Sabine Cheng (mother), Tom Dupain (father), Ayla (best friend), Adrien (love interest), Tikki (partner), Luka Couffaine (ex-boyfriend)
Powers and Abilities: Ladybug Miraculous powers, Fashion design, Sewing, Graphic design, Gaming, Baking, Dancing, Fencing
Character Information: Marinette is the main character of Miraculous and goes by the superhero name of Ladybug whenever she uses the powers of her Miraculous. She is an ordinary teenager who is into boys and has a somewhat clumsy yet funny and sweet nature. Her dream is to become a fashion designer. However, thanks to her partner Tiki, she can transform into the superhero called Ladybug, who fights akumatized people all over the city of Paris.
2. Adrien Agreste / Cat Noir
Age: 13 to 14
Relationships: Emilie Agreste (mother), Gabriel Agreste (father), Amelie Graham de Vanily (aunt), Félix Graham de Vanily (cousin), Marinette Dupain-Cheng (love interest), Nino Lahiffe/Carapace (best friend), Kagami (ex-girlfriend)
Powers and Abilities: Cat Noir Miraculous powers, Modelling, Sewing, Dancing, Gaming, Fencing, Hand-to-hand combat
Character Information: Adrien is the secondary protagonist of the Miraculous series and is the one possessing the Cat Noir Miraculous. He is a rich boy who is very popular in school because of his status as a model and because of his good looks. Adrien is brave and empathetic towards his friends and classmates, and these are the qualities that allow him to be a powerful superhero called Cat Noir. He works together with Ladybug, but neither of them knows each other’s secret identities.
3. Alya Césaire / Rena Rouge
Age: 13 to 14
Relationships: Otis Césaire (father), Marlena Césaire (mother), Nora Césaire (older sister), Marinette (best friend), Nino (boyfriend)
Ethnicity: Martiniquan Creole-French
Powers and Abilities: Rena Rouge powers, Blogging, Acrobatics, Dancing, Reporting
Character Information: Alya is Marinette’s best friend and is the one who loves to play cupid whenever Adrien is around. She is an aspiring journalist, and that is one of the qualities that have allowed her to help Ladybug around. Later in the series, she gains the power of her kwami named Trixx, who allows her to transform into Rena Rouge, a fox superhero, as she fights alongside Ladybug.
4. Nino Lahiffe / Carapace
Age: 13 to 15
Relationships: Adrien (best friend), Alya (girlfriend)
Powers and Abilities: Carapace powers, DJ skills
Character Information: Nino Lahiffe is Adrien’s best friend and is also the boyfriend of Alya. He is a charismatic individual that goes well with Adrien’s somewhat less-energetic personality. Like Adrien, he is a kind and empathetic individual who loves helping people out. As such, he was the perfect candidate for the Turtle Miraculous, which allows him to transform into Carapace, who uses a shell-like shield that is capable of providing offense and defense for Nino.
5. Gabriel Agreste / Hawk Moth
Age: Mid to late 30s
Relationships: Emilie Agreste (wife), Adrien Agreste (son), Amelie Graham de Vanily (sister-in-law), Félix Graham de Vanily (nephew)
Powers and Abilities: Akumatization, Telepathy, Business savvy, Fashion designing, Fencing
Character Information: Gabriel Agreste is the main antagonist of the entire Miraculous series as he is secretly the villain named Hawk Moth, who is responsible for the akumatization that’s happening all throughout the city of Paris. He is Adrien’s father, although their relationship isn’t exactly steady. His sole purpose is to obtain the Ladybug and Cat Noir Miraculous because he wants to use them to shape reality as he pleases so that he can undo his past mistakes.
6. Luka Couffaine / Viperion
Age: 15 to 16
Relationships: Juleka Couffaine (twin sister), Marinette (ex-girlfriend)
Powers and Abilities: Viperion powers, Guitar and violin playing, Biking
Character Information: Luka is a student at the school that Marinette attends and is actually her ex-boyfriend. He is a kindhearted person who seems to be empathetic as well as he is capable of understanding how people feel. Luka is a gifted musician and belongs to the band called Kitty Section. While he and Marinette dated for a while, the relationship was kind of confusing because Marinette still had feelings for Adrien and only saw Luka in a platonic kind of way.
7. Max Kanté / Pegasus
Age: 13 to 15
Relationships: Claudie Kanté (mother)
Ethnicity: South African
Powers and Abilities: Pegasus powers, Gaming, Genius intellect
Character Information: Max is another one of the students that go to Marinette’s school and is also one of her friends. He is Kim’s best friend and was akumatized on several occasions. Nevertheless, he is a kind boy who is capable of standing out because of his intelligence. Max is also quite competitive when it comes to video games and sports, and that allowed him to be a good candidate for the Horse Miraculous.
8. Kagami Tsurugi / Ryuko
Relationships: Tomoe Tsurugi (mother), Adrien (ex-boyfriend)
Powers and Abilities: Dragon Miraculous powers, Dancing, Fencing, Archery, Hand-to-hand combat
Character Information: Kagami is a Japanese girl who also goes to the same school that Marinette goes to. She was able to attract the attention of Adrien as they became rivals in fencing. Kagami is a strong-willed, intelligent, and strong girl who knows how to stay true to her convictions. And this allowed her to excel as Ryuko, the wielder of the powers of the Dragon Miraculous.
9. Alix Kubdel / Bunnyx
Relationships: Marinette and friends
Powers and Abilities: Bunnyx powers, Skating
Character Information: Alix is another one of Marinette’s friends who contribute to the overall storyline of the Miraculous series. She is an outgoing and carefree girl who is often seen by her friends as strong and capable of facing any challenge ahead of her. Alix is also somewhat a rebellious person and is strong enough to stay true to her belief in gender equality. On top of that, Alix is an achiever in school because she excels in academics, sports, and friendships.
10. Kim Ature (Lê Chin Kim) / King Monkey
Age: 13 to 15
Relationships: Max (best friend)
Powers and Abilities: Monkey powers, Running, Swimming
Character Information: Kim is Max’s best friend and is one of the most competitive persons in the series. He is so competitive in everything, and that’s why he often excels in any kind of sport or goal that he wants to achieve. Probably the only time he failed at obtaining a goal was winning Chloé’s heart, and this was the reason why he was akumatized. Nevertheless, he became King Monkey after he was granted the Monkey Miraculous.
11. Zoé Lee / Vesperia
Age: 13 to 15
Relationships: Audrey Bourgeois (mother), André Bourgeois (stepfather), Chloé (half-sister)
Powers and Abilities: Bee Miraculous powers, Acting
Character Information: Zoé is a character that came from New York City and transferred to the school that Marinette attends. She is Chloé’s half-sister but is different from her in a lot of ways. Zoé is charming, loving, and kind, and those qualities allowed her to befriend Marinette rather quickly. Later on, she was able to acquire her sister’s Miraculous and turned in Vesperia.
12. Chloé Bourgeois / Queen Banana
Age: 13 to 15
Relationships: André Bourgeois (father), Audrey Bourgeois (mother), Zoé Lee (half-sister)
Powers and Abilities: Queen Banana powers, Social manipulation, Ballet
Character Information: Chloé is one of the few characters on Miraculous that doesn’t really get along with Ladybug because of her brash, boastful, and arrogant personality. As such, she is one of the antagonists of the series and is actually the rival of both Marinette and Ladybug. She used to possess the Bee Miraculous but was akumatized and became Queen Banana.
Age: Billions of years
Relationships: Marinette (partner)
Powers and Abilities: Miraculous Ladybug, Flight, Levitation
Character Information: Tikki is a kwami who is the close friend of Marinette, considering that they are partners. She is the one who grants Marinette her ability to transform into the superhero named Ladybug, and that means that she fights alongside her. On top of that, Tikki has been around since the dawn of the universe and has been granting her powers to deserving people for about 5000 years already.
Age: Millions of years
Relationships: Adrien (partner)
Powers and Abilities: Cat Noir, Flight, Levitation
Character Information: Plagg is the second main Kwami of the entire Miraculous series because he is the partner of Adrien. He is the one who grants Adrien the power of the Cat Miraculous, and that is why Adrien can transform into Cat Noir. While he is also quite old, his age pales in comparison to Tikki’s age, as he has only been around for a few million years.
15. Master Wang Fu
Relationships: Marianne Lenoir (wife)
Powers and Abilities: Kung-Fu, Miraculous holder
Character Information: Master Wang Fu is the guardian of the Miraculouses and is the one responsible for granting the powers of the Miraculous to those who are deserving so that they could fight evil and put a stop to Hawk Moth’s plans. As the guardian of the Miraculouses, he is capable of using their powers as well. However, at one point in time, he was actually akumatized by Hawk Moth.