For a long while there has been a recently created animated series that, for lack of a better word, has been nothing short of its namesake of being utterly miraculous. Miraculous: The Tales of Ladybug & Chat Noir or as it’s known in America as Miraculous Ladybug, which in itself I feel is rather degrading to the co-hero of the series, is an animated series whose villains are one of the most unique I’ve ever come across and not because each and every one of them is distinct in power, motivation, and overall endgame.
It is because each and every one of them is a victim. An almost literal slave to the will of the true antagonist of the series Papillon, or Hawk Moth as he’s known in America, who is a fellow Miraculous user much like Ladybug and Chat Noir. However, whereas Ladybug’s powers revolve around astonishingly good luck and creation and Chat Noir’s horrendously bad luck and destruction, Papillon’s allows for the creation of akumas, butterfly-like creatures that seek out people with intense negative emotions and bestow upon them powers to rival those of our titular heroes.
Thus my latest series of reviews until such time as the latest updates to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios theme parks are revealed in greater detail, I shall be reviewing the super villains of Miraculous. These reviews will focus firstly on the root cause of their transformation, their abilities, and their overall endgame aside from Papillon’s usual demands of attaining the Miraculouses of Ladybug and Chat Noir. With that said, let us begin with an… interesting… villain of the series.