Hey I’ve just finished the third season of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir and I just want to voice some personal opinions of mine. You don’t have to agree with them but you can share some of your opinions down below.
1. Luka is a boring character:
He lacks personality and it seems like he was only created to be Marinette’s love interest.
2. Chloe did not deserve a miraculous:
I know Chloe fans will hate me for saying this but she hasn’t really changed. Although, there were times when she did a nice gesture, she never really tried to be better as a person and still continues to mistreat those who are close to her. As Queen Bee, she only wanted her miraculous for fame, used it for all the wrong reasons and became more power-hungry. When she didn’t get what she wanted as quickly as she liked, she willingly risked putting the entire city in danger. Despite Ladybug not confronting her sooner, that is still no excuse for Chloe’s behavior in the season finale.
3. Lila is a great antagonist but an awful person:
She brings drama to the show and has some admirable qualities. She lies to seek validation which usually stems from insecurities but I dislike her as a person. Her lies aren’t the issue but the way she treats others is sickening especially Adrien. After finding out the truth, Adrien was still willing to help her and remain her friend. In return, she tries to manipulate him then isolates him from Marinette out of spite not for “his own good”. She possesses toxic traits for a friend or partner.
4. Kagami is not a bad person:
I didn’t always like her at first because of her standoffish demeanor. I now have a better understanding of her because she has an overly strict parent (like Adrien) which is why she doesn’t have many friends. She hasn’t done anything awful for me to dislike her and she just seems like a normal girl who is socially awkward and likes Adrien (similar to Marinette ). She honestly deserves better.
5. Adrien and Ladybug are not obligated to return the feelings of their counterparts:
Adrien only likes Marinette as a friend and that’s not a bad thing. I don’t expect him to fall in love with her immediately because there would be a lack of build-up. I’d also like to point out that Adrien should like Marinette for who she is rather than liking her solely because of her strong feelings towards him. As for Ladybug, she is also entitled to her feelings. Everyone gets mad whenever she rejects Chat Noir but Chat repeatedly tries to peruse her when she’s stated on numerous occasions “I’m in love with someone else”. He keeps trying and hopes that she’ll say yes but he needs to learn that there are more options.
6. The two protagonists seeing other people is just what they need:
So many fans hate this idea but I think it has potential. Adrien and Marinette needs to realize that there are always more options. Having a crush is normal but they shouldn’t let that consume their life or cloud their judgement. Having a first relationship experience might help both of them to become a little more mature because neither of them are ready to be in a serious relationship (at least not with each other).
7. Marinette’s actions need to be acknowledged:
Don’t get me wrong I like Marinette and she should be allowed to have flaws however, those flaws should be handled properly by acknowledging them. How is she supposed to grow as a character if her wrong-doings continue to be swept under the rug? I also dislike how her traits such as her obsessiveness and jealousy are purposely exaggerated more than her good qualities for comedic purposes. As a solution, in future seasons she should either get confronted or scolded about her actions by a close friend/relative or just learn from her past mistakes.
8. Adrien does not have to be friends with everyone:
I understand that his character dynamic is a genuinely kind-hearted and forgiving person however, he doesn’t have to befriend everyone he meets especially those who will only cause him more problems. For instance, he continues to befriend Lila despite knowing her true nature. Lila would be a very controlling and manipulative friend if she truly wanted Adrien through any means necessary. He can be nice to her but he should keep a distance from her.
9. It’s okay for Ladybug to be the Alpha without Chat always having to be sidelined:
I like both characters as heroes but I dislike how Chat Noir is either overlooked by fans or is always sacrificing himself. They should at least keep the same energy towards both parties to prove that they’re truly a team.
10. Nino and Alya’s relationship is cuter than the love square:
I have no issue with the main relationship dynamic of the show but so many fans only talk about the love square when Alya and Nino have the purest relationship in the show. In one episode when Alya was turned into a kiss zombie, Nino stayed with her knowing he will be infected. If that’s not love I don’t know what is.
11. Natalie/Mayura is a better villain than Hawkmoth:
I honestly dislike Gabriel as of now. I still don’t forgive him in the Chat Blanc episode for deliberately hurting his son in such a disgusting way. Natalie as a villain has so much potential. I also notice that Hawkmoth gets the job done faster whenever she works with him and they’re much more powerful together.
12. Adrien is not a Gary Stu but Luka is:
Adrien may seem perfect from his peer’s perspective but he also has flaws. One of his biggest flaws is his passiveness. He tries to see the good in other people (even when they don’t deserve it) this could hurt him in the long run. He also has a habit of being too persistent as Chat Noir. As much as I like Chat, he keeps hoping Ladybug will return his feelings when she’s only expressed platonic admiration and is romantically disinterested. Luka on the other hand is the “perfect” guy. He has little to no personality, the same tone, body language, and facial expressions in each episode. I like that he’s chill but he lacks what makes a good character not a good person.