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Villain Overview
This is just the beginning, Ladybug. You and Cat Noir may have won this battle, but I will win the war. I will get your Miraculouses. I will get the absolute power! And then my secret dream will come true!
~ Hawk Moth.
You're never going to win. Not today, or any other day! You're still so green, young superheroes. You can't even stay transformed after you've used your powers!
~ Hawk Moth taunting Ladybug and Cat Noir after defeating them.
Fly away, my little akuma, and evilize him/her.
~ Hawk Moth sending an akuma to corrupt someone.
Nooroo, dark wings, rise!
~ Gabriel transforming into Hawk Moth.

Gabriel Agreste, better known as Hawk Moth (Le Papillon in the French dub, which translates to "The Butterfly") is the main antagonist of the French-superhero cartoon series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. He is a fashion designer, the father of Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir and a supervillain who desires to take Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses and gain the power to change reality, with the ultimate goal of saving his wife Emilie. He creates and leads the akumas; white butterflies corrupted with evil who can transform normal people into supervillains under his control.

He is voiced by Antoine Tomé in the original French version, and by Keith Silverstein in the English dubbed version; who also voiced Captain Gantu in the Stitch! anime, Hammerhead in Marvel's Spider-Man, Dr. Wily in Mega Man 11, Hisoka Morow in Hunter X Hunter, and HUNK in the Resident Evil series.

Appearance

As Gabriel Agreste

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Gabriel transforming.

Gabriel is tall and possesses comed-backlight blonde hair and blue eyes. He wears black-framed silver glasses. He has a white dress shirt underneath a silver vest with red buttons and a cream dress jacket, along with a red-and-white striped tie. He also wears red dress pants and white shoes with red laces. On the middle finger of his left hand, he has a silver band ring.

As Hawk Moth

While Hawk Moth, he wears a dark purple dress shirt with a black butterfly-shaped lapel and black dress pants. He also wears a gray mask that covers most of his face and neck. The Moth Miraculous brooch is pinned to his chest. Whenever he is controlling someone with an akuma, a bright pink butterfly-shaped outline appears in front of his face and around his eyes.

In "Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1)", while he is Scarlet Moth, his entire outfit becomes burgundy-red due to Catalyst's enhancement.

As Collector

Collector's skin is a pale purple shade. His white hair sticks up in a point and bears black vertical stripes, the back of his head and his neck also being the same tone of black. He wears a black dress suit with a white lapel and pants of the same color, stiff shoulders, and black and red downward-bent stripes on the front. Each lower sleeve has a white stripe, and the Collector's hands have white gloves. His high heel boots are connected to his body suit, and they are black with black and white striped heels.

Personality

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Gabriel amused by Ladybug's claim that she and Cat Noir must keep their identities secret.

Even while not using his villainous persona, Gabriel comes off as strict, cold, and harsh towards those around him, particularly towards his son Adrien, whom he has seemed to put at a distance for much of his life. He is highly possessive and protective of his son, practically controlling his life and sheltering him from the outside world, not letting him attend public school or have many friends up until the events of "Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)". His domination over Adrien's life extends to the point where he is very quick to make any sort of conclusive judgement about his interaction with the world and his friends, forbidding Nino from ever coming to his home again in "The Bubbler" due to thinking him a bad influence on his son and placing the latter back in homeschool for taking and losing the Miraculous Spellbook in "The Collector". He also hates incompetence or disobedience of any kind, along with being told what to do, like in "Simon Says", where he refuses to listen to Cat Noir's instructions before he lashes out at him.

Despite his flaws, Gabriel is normally polite and orderly when dealing with others, such as Marinette and Audrey Bourgeois, and knows when to act professionally. He very genuinely cares for his son, regarding him as "perfect" in "Simon Says" and wants nothing to harm him. His affections also extend out to his wife Emilie, whom he loves and misses greatly, having become a changed man ever since losing her. As such, he has become fixated with gaining Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses in order to use them to erase the past incident which resulted in her condition and thus bring her back, leading to him becoming Hawk Moth. Furthermore, according to Thomas Astruc, he is fully aware that any wish he makes using the Miraculouses could have consequences as to retain balance in the universe, yet this knowledge does not seem to affect him, showing the depth of his obsession.

Hawk Moth Persuasion

Hawk Moth persuading Xavier Ramier to become Mr. Pigeon.

Under his supervillain persona, he is even colder and more ruthless than before, caring very little for the destruction he causes so long as he is able to achieve his goal. He is extremely skilled at picking out and manipulating his victims when they are weak and desperate and pretends to be a friend to them in order to turn them into his minions. While normally overconfident to a fault, he can be very clever in his approaches and gives his minions specific instructions on how to overcome his enemies on various occasions, like having Frightningale hinder Ladybug and Cat Noir by forcing them to rhyme and dance or by having Reverser endanger people in order to distract Ladybug and make her vulnerable. His tolerance for mistakes and ineptitude also becomes even shorter, with him being willing to hurt or threaten to deakumatize anyone who tries to disobey his orders. In spite of his calm and collected demeanor, he becomes extremely aggravated whenever he is beaten by Ladybug and Cat Noir and always swears to get back at them one day.

Although his main goal has remained consistent throughout the series, Hawk Moth has seemed to develop a hunger for power whether it suits his main objective or not. In "Syren", he shows a desire to acquire the means to gain more abilities for himself. In "Sandboy", he reveals that he not only wants to steal Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses but all the Miraculouses in general in order to have a virtually unlimited variety of powers. However, in spite of his lust for power and desire to restore his wife, Hawk Moth still has his limits as to how far he's willing to go to achieve his goals, specifically when he might end up harming his son. In "Riposte", he instructs Riposte not to hurt Adrien and instead wait for Ladybug and Cat Noir to save him, and in "Gorizilla", he deliberately has Gorizilla loosen his hold on Ladybug so that she can save his son—in fact, after Style Queen's failure and attack on Adrien in "Style Queen (Queen's Fight - Part 1)", Gabriel almost decides to quit being Hawk Moth forever, not wanting to keep hurting his son and reluctantly deciding that he'll never be able to acquire Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses.

In spite of what restrictions he possesses, Hawk Moth is far from truly being limited by his morality, as he is not above using dirty and/or unfair tactics to get what he wants. In the "Heroes' Day" episodes, he resorts to overwhelming Ladybug and Cat Noir with an army of akumatized villains, and specifically uses Dark Cupid to generate enough negative emotions from his past victims to allow him to simply re-akumatize them as many times as he wants, even turning their own allies against them using this tactic. In the same episode, he shows how utterly merciless he is when he knows he has nothing left to lose, defeating Ladybug and Cat Noir with ease when they corner him before taunting them for their youth and inexperience with using their Miraculouses. Overall, Hawk Moth is an immeasurably persistent, sadistic, and power-hungry villain who still proves to have many areas in which he is not totally cold-hearted.

Relationships

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

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Gabriel declares Marinette the winner of his contest.

Though Gabriel doesn't know her too well, he finds her to be a skilled hat maker and is impressed with the derby hat she designed for the contest he was holding, declaring her the winner. He even comments on Marinette's talent to Audrey Bourgeois and seems happy for her when Audrey offers her a chance to become a famous fashion designer. He treats her coldly when she returns the Miraculous Spellbook to him and lies that she had stolen it, yet he accepts her apology and grants her request to let his son go back to school.

While liking Marinette to some degree, he doesn't appear to care much for her personally, given that he doesn't seem to mind when his akumatized villains target her and has no problem with trying to akumatize her in "Zombizou" and "Chameleon". So far, two of his plans have hinged upon causing strife for her: in "Cat Blanc", during the alternate timeline where Adrien figured out Ladybug's secret identity, he deliberately sabotages Marinette's relationship with his son in order to make her extremely vulnerable to akumatization, and later in "Ladybug", he allows Lila to get her expelled from school in order to realize his own goals, using the negative emotions caused by her downfall in an attempt to akumatize her and her friends.

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Scarlet Moth tries to sneak up on Ladybug.

Contrasting to his more neutral relationship with Marinette, Gabriel outwardly despises Ladybug and wants to get his hands on her Miraculous at any cost. He is consistently and greatly shows his desire for revenge against her almost each time he is defeated; the only exceptions to this normally being when he feels that she has slipped up and given him a piece of information or an idea which can help him to further his own goals, at which point he reverts to taunting her for her mistakes. Even with his incredible hatred for her, Gabriel still manages to put on the facade that he does legitimately respect her when the two meet or in public, though this is usually only in the pursuit of his own goals, like in "Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1)", where he announces that he is producing a Ladybug film entirely for the sake of his grand plan. Much like with Cat Noir, he is quick to taunt her about her youth and inexperience in "Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2)", and always shows confidence in being able to destroy her once and for all, even in the face of all the times which he has lost.

Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir

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Hawk Moth showing concern for Adrien when he is falling.

Gabriel cares deeply for his son, but he is very distant and overcontrolling of his life. He is also extremely overprotective, as he doesn't let him go out without his bodyguard and sometimes won't let him go out at all.

Gabriel is unaware that Adrien is Cat Noir. However, he despises the hero and wants to take his Miraculous from him. He does briefly suspect that Adrien might be Cat Noir, but after Adrien makes it look like he and Cat Noir are at the same place at the same time, Gabriel is fooled by this trick and is relieved that his son isn't Cat Noir.

In "Cat Blanc", a version of Gabriel from a different timeline finds out the identity of his timeline's Cat Noir, and explains to him his motive of wanting to revive Emilie, causing Cat Noir to discover his identity as well. As Hawk Moth, he then unhesitatingly akumatizes his son into Cat Blanc to have him take Ladybug's Miraculous for him, but Cat Blanc turns on him and destroys him with his powers.

Nathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

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Gabriel talking to Nathalie about his motives.

Gabriel trusts his assistant Nathalie, not only with taking care of his son but also with the fact that he's Hawk Moth. However, he does not appreciate it when she messes up. When he akumatizes her into Catalyst, he says that she has always been loyal to him. When she uses the damaged Peacock Miraculous to aid him, Gabriel expresses concern and fear for her yet still accepts her help and later on thanks her for everything she's done.

Throughout Season 3, despite his previous concerns, he relies on her a number of times to help in his plans, acknowledging that he has a better chance of stealing Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses with her help rather than without. However, in "Ladybug", Gabriel forbids her from using the Peacock Miraculous again and takes it away from her, feeling that the damage caused by its use is becoming too much for her. It is also implied that he is at least partially aware of her romantic affections for him, but he doesn’t reciprocate them.

Nooroo

Gabriel is an Idiot

Gabriel yells at Nooroo.

As opposed to other Miraculous holders, Gabriel has little regard his kwami Nooroo and views him as nothing more than his slave. During their first meeting in "Ladybug and Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)”, he refuses to listen to Nooroo's claims that the Miraculous should never be used for evil purposes and is quick to both remind him that he is his master is now and demand his obedience. He is also willing to interrogate and try to force information out of him if he can, doing such in "Syren" when trying to figure out how to acquire new powers for himself.

As revealed in "Sandboy", he doesn't allow Nooroo to be more than a few feet away from him or to communicate with anyone else, and even removes his mouth as a "joke" when it seems like he is disobeying his rules. In the same episode, he taunts Nooroo over his fellow kwamis' attempt to communicate with him and promises to use the information he has gained about their location to capture them and their Miraculouses to further his own goals.

Lila Rossi

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Gabriel allies with Lila.

Ever since her first akumatization in "Volpina", Gabriel is shown to have a great admiration for Lila's desire for revenge on Ladybug and her talent for lying to and manipulating those around her, as he sees these traits as well-suited towards achieving his goals; making note of the fact that she has yet to give up her anger in the aforementioned episode and that Ladybug has yet to see the last of her. Later in the "Heroes' Day" special, he shows this by weaving Lila into a crucial role in his plan, playing on her hatred of Ladybug in order to akumatize her back into Volpina to both dishearten Paris and later fool Ladybug and Cat Noir with an illusion of him so they can be akumatized. In "Chameleon", he encounters Lila again and willingly gives her powers again once she offers to defeat Ladybug for him, recognizing again once she is deakumatized that she will help him achieve his goals since she still has yet to give up wanting revenge on Ladybug.

However, even though he views her as being useful to him, he doesn't actually like Lila personally, being angered when she is allowed into his home while also wanting to keep her away from Adrien in "Oni-Chan" knowing how deceitful she is; even akumatizing Kagami into the titular villain for this purpose. Despite this, upon realizing just how dedicated she is to getting rid of Ladybug by being willing to give up Adrien in exchange for having her destroyed, he decides against keeping her away and instead allies himself with her, meeting with her on a regular basis in order to get information on Adrien's school life while secretly manipulating her into helping his plans. In "Ladybug", as a reward for her efforts, he allows her to participate in a photoshoot with Adrien.

Chloé Bourgeois/Queen Bee

Though she was the only friend he allowed Adrien to have for many years, Gabriel doesn't care much for Chloé overall, but he is aware that she is necessary to him since her unkind and spoiled attitude is often the direct cause of many of his akumatized villains. In "Despair Bear", he even sends an akuma to her party ahead of time, knowing that she will inevitably make somebody there vulnerable to being akumatized; causing him to become annoyed when she is prompted by Butler Jean into being kinder. Later, in "Queen Wasp (Queen's Battle - Part 2)", he regains his desire to continue being Hawk Moth upon seeing her take up her Queen Bee identity, believing that her selfish desire to be viewed as a hero will inevitably lead to disaster and thus make her vulnerable to akumatization.

Furthermore, as he is aware of her secret identity as Queen Bee, he is more than willing to use this to his advantage, akumatizing her family in "Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2)", in order to use them against her. As of "Miraculer", he has developed a desire to make Chloé lose faith in Ladybug and convert her over to his side, believing that she would make a powerful ally; even using Lila and Mayura to try and manipulate her into joining them. Though his plan fails, he remains confident that she'll change her mind, which she eventually does in "Heart Hunter" after he gives her the Bee Miraculous upon stealing it from Master Fu while manipulating her into believing that Ladybug will never trust her to use it, with Chloé even willingly allowing him to akumatize her. In the end, however, he still abandons her once his plan fails regardless, while also proudly remarking that she has become a villain like him and Mayura through her own will.

Master Wang Fu/Jade Turtle

Hawk Moth constantly seeks after Fu, since, as the Guardian of the Miraculouses, he not only possesses all the Miraculouses but information that will help him to accomplish his goals, such as how to acquire new powers or Ladybug and Cat Noir's identities. In "Sapotis", he first learns that the Guardian lives in Paris, and in "Syren", he decides that he must find the Guardian in order to decipher the Miraculous spellbook and gain new abilities like Ladybug and Cat Noir did (ironically unaware that he had let Fu, using his alias Mr. Chan, into his house previously). In "Backwarder", after akumatizing Marianne Lenoir, he is amazed to learn that she knows Fu, learning his real name in the process, and is delighted that by having her reverse and follow Ladybug he will be able to get his hands on him.

During the events of "Feast", Hawk Moth finally sees Fu's real face, and is amused to see that he is a "decrepit old man", while later plotting to put his acquired knowledge to use. Finally, in "Heart Hunter (Battle of the Miraculous - Part 1)", he follows Ladybug to Fu and confronts him, arrogantly referring to him as a "crazy old man" while trying to threaten him into giving up Ladybug and Cat Noir's secret identities. In "Miracle Queen (Battle of the Miraculous - Part 2)", he and Mayura have Jade Turtle captured and try to break down his Shell-ter using the Giant Purple Butterfly sentimonster in order to force him to give up his knowledge and Ladybug and Cat Noir's identities. However, he is ultimately foiled when Fu decides to give up his status as the Guardian to Ladybug, thus losing all of his memories as a result, leaving him disappointed.

Powers and Abilities

As Hawk Moth

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Hawk Moth transforming a butterfly into an akuma.

  • Akumatization: As stated before, Hawk Moth has the ability to turn anybody with potent negative emotions (human or otherwise) into a supervillain through the use of his akumas. It is assumed that Hawk Moth chooses the powers that his villains receive, though, regardless, the powers that the akuma gives always directly or metaphorically relate to the reason behind their distress (ex: Max Kanté lost the chance to play in a video game competition and gained the ability to play as the game's robot character in real life, Chloé Bourgeois pretended Sabrina Raincomprix was invisible, causing her to gain the powers of invisibility, etc). Also, as hinted at in "Despair Bear" and seen in "Queen Wasp", Hawk Moth can akumatize previous victims of his as well and give them different powers than the first time around. In "Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1)" and "Ladybug", while empowered into his Scarlet Moth form, his akumatization powers become even stronger, allowing him to create an army of scarlet akumas capable of instantly re-akumatizing his previous victims so long as they are being affected by negative emotions.
  • Control Over Akumatized Villains: As shown in "The Evillustrator", Hawk Moth can cause pain to anyone he akumatizes in order to force them to obey him should they ever become disloyal. In "Pixelator", after Pixelator becomes too distracted with trying to capture Jagged Stone, Hawk Moth directly controls his body and strangles him in order to force him to stay on task. He also has the ability to remove the powers of his victims and purify their akumas, which he generally threatens to do should they not stay on task and get him Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses.
  • Negative Emotion Sensing: Hawk Moth can psychically scan Paris in search of people who are perfect for his akumatization. Furthermore, even when his Miraculous is inactive, he can feel it sense powerful negative emotions within Paris.
    • Partial-Omniscience: As shown in episodes such as "Simon Says" and "Despair Bear", Hawk Moth is somehow aware of particular events, like the competitions in The Challenge and Chloé Bourgeois's party, if they involve so much as the potential to generate negative emotions, implying that he may have the ability to watch over the entirety of Paris all at once.
  • Telepathy: When the akuma possesses something belonging to the victim, they become telepathically connected to Hawk Moth, forming a moth shaped emblem around the faces of himself and his minion, which is how he instructs them to help him complete his goal. Even if someone tries to reject the connection, as seen in "Zombizou", Hawk Moth can fully impose it on them by making them want superpowers, or by appealing to their interests.
  • Hologram Projection: Hawk Moth can pull the akuma out of any villain he creates, putting them into a coma-like state, and multiply it to create a hologram of himself that he can use to communicate with a large group of people.
  • Swordsmanship: As seen in "Robostus" and "Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1)", Hawk Moth is an incredibly skilled swordsman, as he managed to fight off and destroy his own defense system with his sword in only a few minutes, and dueled with Ladybug and Cat Noir proficiently before having his weapon destroyed.
    • As shown in "Cat Blanc", unlike other Miraculous holders shown thus far, Hawk Moth has the additional ability to summon his cane to him when he is disarmed.
  • Superhuman Agility and Reflexes: Hawk Moth is extremely agile and able to react to things very quickly, managing to dodge his security system's missiles unscathed.
  • High Combat Proficiency: As shown in "Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2)", Hawk Moth is a highly skilled fighter, given that he successfully managed to overpower and defeat Ladybug and Cat Noir with nothing but his bare hands.

As The Collector

  • High Combat Proficiency: Collector is a very skilled fighter, being able to keep up with both Ladybug and Cat Noir for an extended period of time.
  • Sketch Book: Collector can throw his Sketch Book like a boomerang, and whatever it's pages touch will be trapped inside of it. The Collector can also erase the sketches in his book if he feels the need to, supposedly destroying the objects entirely if he does so. However, despite how much the book can hold, the number of pages still has a limit that can be overtaxed.

Weaknesses

  • Miraculous: Although it provides all of his powers, Hawk Moth's Miraculous is also his greatest weakness; much like with other Miraculouses, if it were to be removed from him, he would be rendered completely powerless and could be easily defeated. It can also be assumed that, much like Ladybug and Cat Noir, Hawk Moth can only use his powers for a limited time before Nooroo needs to come out of the brooch and refuel himself, although this has yet to be shown. However, it is later implied in "Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2) and fully revealed in "Timetagger" that adult Miraculous holders like him do not have the same transformation limitations as younger, more inexperienced ones, thus preventing this from being a problem.
  • Minions: While a great help towards his goals, Hawk Moth's minions are also the greatest problem with almost all of his plans. In most instances (typically in the case of the teenagers or younger children he akumatizes) his minions will often directly disobey his orders in order to pursue their own goals, often preventing the Miraculouses from being taken (as is the case with Timebreaker and Reflekta) or even trying to outright kill Ladybug and Cat Noir without taking their Miraculouses (as was the case with Bubbler). On occasion, the minions he creates may be able to successfully betray him and pursue their own goals, such as with Robustus—who took control of the technology in his lair and turned it against him—or they may not listen to him at all no matter what, such as with Gigantitan, who almost never seems to be able follow his orders or stay on task due to his infancy.
  • Akumatization Limitations: Due to the limitations of his powers, Hawk Moth can only create a single akuma at a time, which prevents him from taking control of as many victims as he wants; although it is unknown if there is a given amount of time he must wait before creating another one, or if he only waits for the perfect victims to arise. Furthermore, as shown in the aforementioned "Gigantitan", Hawk Moth also cannot control his akumas if they decide to go after a different victim than he originally intended, and he is furthermore powerless to stop his victims from losing the negative emotions that made them vulnerable in the first place. As seen in "Startrain", Hawk Moth has an undefined limit for how far his akumas can travel (which appears to be to the edge of Paris), as, should they exceed this limit, he will be unable to sense where they are and will furthermore be unable to control/communicate with any villain they create.
    • Also, despite it's consistent record of success, it has been shown on different occasions that it is actually possible for a person to resist being akumatized if their will is strong enough. In "Zombizou", Miss Bustier tries to reject Hawk Moth's offer for powers, yet she ultimately gives in after Hawk Moth persuades her to believe that he seeks to spread love just like she does. In "Miraculer", Chloé blows off Hawk Moth's offer completely, even tossing away her akumatized object (a photo of her and Ladybug), claiming that she is a superhero and won't give into him.
  • Physical Limitations: Hawk Moth, when expending himself over a long period of time, can become extremely exhausted.
  • Adrien Agreste: Hawk Moth is highly protective of his son and will adjust his schemes to avoid him getting hurt, best shown in "Gorizilla" when he allowed Gorizilla to release Ladybug so she could save Adrien, despite having a perfect opportunity to steal her Miraculous. Hawk Moth briefly gave up pursuing the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses in "Queen Wasp", as he couldn't risk putting his son in further danger.

Akumatized Villains

Season 1

  • The Bubbler/Nino Lahiffe: Able to fly short distances and create semi-indestructible bubbles with varying effects.
  • Mr. Pigeon/Xavier Ramier: Can control/communicate with pigeons. Possibly the most frequent victim of the akumas, "Timetagger" reveals he has been akumatized - and subsequently defeated by the two heroes - 25 times.
  • Stormy Weather/Aurore Beauréal: Can fly and manipulate the weather.
  • Timebreaker/Alix Kubdel: Can steal energy from people (essentially killing them) and time travel when given enough energy.
  • Copycat/Théo Barbot: Can turn himself into an exact replica of Cat Noir with identical powers.
  • The Pharaoh/Jalil Kubdel: Can summon the powers of various Egyptian Gods.
  • Lady Wifi/Alya Césaire: Can use her phone for various attacks and abilities (hoverboarding, freezing, locking people to surfaces) and can transport herself through phones.
  • The Evillustrator/Nathaniel Kurtzberg: Can bring his drawings to life and erase existing objects.
  • Rogercop/Roger Raincomprix: Can shoot unbreakable laser handcuffs that force others to do what he says and drives an extremely advanced police car.
  • Dark Cupid/Lê Chiến Kim: Can fly and shoot arrows that replace love and affection with hatred.
  • Horrificator/Mylène Haprèle: Can shoot sticky purple goo and grows bigger by absorbing fear.
  • Darkblade/Armand D'Argencourt: Can stun people and "knight" them, turning them into loyal knights.
  • The Mime/Fred Haprèle: Can pantomime objects into existence.
  • Magician of Misfortune/Jean Duparc: Can make objects magically disappear.
  • Princess Fragrance/Rose Lavillant: Can spray different fragrances with different effects, such as mind control or making a person produce a horrible smell. Can also "fly" by using her perfume gun to propel herself into the air.
  • Stoneheart/Ivan Bruel: Has super-strength and grows when struck.
  • Animan/Otis Césaire: Can shape-shift into various animals, including extinct ones.
  • Simon Says/Simon Grimault: Can throw cards that force others to do what he says, as well as making them adopt the traits and abilities of anything he tells them to act like.
  • Pixelator/Vincent Aza: Can transport people into an infinite white void by taking their picture, or pixelate/remove a part of their body if he catches only one part.
  • Guitar Villain/Jagged Stone: Can shoot various beams with different effects (mind control, powerful concussive blasts, intense seismic waves, etc) by playing different chords on his guitar.
  • Kung Food/Wang Cheng: Can mind control people who drink his soup and summon food weapons.
  • Gamer/Max Kanté: Controls a giant robot that turns people into "Experience Points" in order to upgrade it and can also summon another robot by "saving" it if the first is destroyed.
  • Reflekta/Juleka Couffaine: Can turn people into complete physical copies of herself, and by extension, can remove their powers.
  • The Puppeteer/Manon Chamack: Can hover and control a person if she has a puppet of them, and, if she has a puppet of a person's akumatized form, she can make them become said form again.
  • Vanisher/Sabrina Raincomprix: Can turn invisible.
  • Antibug/Chloé Bourgeois: Has the same powers as Ladybug, but summons more offensive objects with "Anti-Charm" (weapons such as swords instead of random objects).
  • Volpina/Lila Rossi: Can create realistic, intangible illusions.

Season 2

  • Santa Claws/Santa Claus: Rides an extremely fast flying sleigh that can phase though walls and gives out exploding presents that can contain spiders, bats, cockroaches or weapons for him to use.
  • The Collector/Himself: Absorbs objects and people into the pages of his book.
    • It should be noted that since he akumatizes himself voluntarily, he retains memories of his actions as an akumatized villain.
  • Despair Bear/Butler Jean: Controls the minds of people he hangs onto.
  • Prime Queen/Nadja Chamack: Can transport herself and others through television screens.
  • Befana/Gina Dupain: Uses a gun that can turn people into either coal statues of themselves or loyal angel-esque minions. Also rides a flying motorcycle.
  • Riposte/Kagami Tsurugi: Can slash through virtually anything, fire sonic waves, and jab extremely quickly with her sword.
  • Robostus/Markov: Can manipulate technology by granting it sentience, directly controlling it or constructing it into a giant robot.
    • It should be noted that Robostus' betrayal makes him far less victimized than the other villains.
  • Gigantitan/August: Gigantic and possesses proportionate super-strength.
  • Dark Owl/Mr. Damocles: Has a wide arsenal of gadgets and traps, as well as enhanced fighting abilities.
  • Glaciator/André Glacier: Can transform people into ice cream and regenerate his body.
  • Sapotis/Ella and Etta Césaire: Can duplicate themselves a virtually infinite amount of times by eating.
  • Gorizilla/Adrien's bodyguard: Has super-strength and a keen sense of smell.
  • Captain Hardrock/Anarka Couffaine: Has a pirate ship that obeys her commands and a microphone that can turn into a laser cutlass and spyglass.
  • Zombizou/Caline Bustier: Can give out kisses that mind control others into becoming zombie-like and obsessed with kissing others to spread the infection.
  • Syren/Ondine: Has the ability to both control and breath in water and can swim proficiently.
  • Frightningale/Clara Nightingale: Has a microphone with a beam that makes whoever it hits turn into magenta statues if they do not rhyme, sing, or dance.
  • Troublemaker/Penny Rolling: Can make her body become completely intangible with the click of her pen.
  • Reverser/Marc Anciel: Can reverse certain qualities of a person.
  • Anansi/Nora Césaire: Possesses numerous arms, superhuman strength and the ability to wall-crawl and create webs like a spider.
  • Sandboy/Unnamed boy: Can bring people's nightmares to life.
  • Style Queen/Audrey Bourgeois: Can turn people into glittery gold statues and teleport both herself and others.
  • Queen Wasp/Queen Bee (Chloé Bourgeois): Controls an army of wasps who can totally paralyze anyone they sting.
  • Malediktator/André Bourgeois: Makes anything he declares come to life.
  • Frozer/Philippe: Can generate massive amounts of ice, including projectile icicles, and skate on it proficiently.
  • Catalyst/Nathalie Sancoeur: Can increase Hawk Moth's power, allowing him to akumatize dozens of people at once.
  • Rena Rage/Rena Rouge (Alya Césaire): Seemingly has the same abilities as her superhero form.
  • Shell Shock/Carapace (Nino Lahiffe): Seemingly has the same abilities as his superhero form.

Season 3

  • Chameleon/Lila Rossi: Shape-shifts into anyone she kisses, putting her victims into a coma-like state.
  • Animaestro/Thomas Astruc: Able to shapeshift into any 2D animated character, and gains the powers and abilities associated with them, making his powers virtually limitless. However, he can only move if he is watched by a person.
  • Bakerix/Rolland Dupain: Wields an elixir that temporarily increases his size and strength when he drinks it.
  • Backwarder/Marianne Lenoir: Can steal time from people and objects by hitting them with her cane, making them perform all their previous actions in reverse.
  • Gamer 2.0/Max Kanté: Controls a real-life fighting game where each of the playable characters are past akumatized villains, and each defeated avatars' akumatized object is added to the winner's arsenal so it can later be selected as a power-up in the final battle, giving the user access to those villains' powers. For the final battle, Gamer 2.0 can also transform into any avatar in the game.
  • Weredad/Tom Dupain: Has superhuman strength and can manipulate thorny vines.
  • Silencer/Luka Couffaine: Can take away people's voices by putting his fingers on their lips and his own, and then speak in their voices himself.
  • Oni-Chan/Kagami Tsurugi: Wields a sword that she can use to place a horn on a person, and when said person goes near someone with a mobile device, she can send a message that swaps her position with that of the person who looks at it. The horn also serves as a lie detector, as the horn grows each time a person lies.
  • Christmaster/Chris Lahiffe: Can bring toys to life as sized-up versions of them and grant them various abilities.
  • Destroyer: Powers unknown, but they seem to involve destruction.
  • Miraculer/Sabrina Raincomprix: Able to steal the superpowers of Miraculous holders and use hybrid versions of them, such as casting Cataclysms from Lucky Charm objects. She can also bestow the powers to others.
  • Oblivio/Alya Césaire and Nino Lahiffe: Able to fire blasts that make people lose their memories by swiping on their arm cannon, and has an intangible body made out of mist.
  • Party Crasher/Wayhem: Has "disco floor vision" that allows him to foretell people's movements, and can trap people and objects inside the disco balls on his hands either by touching the person/object with them or hitting them with a beam generated from the disco balls.
  • The Puppeteer/Manon Chamack: Can bring wax statues to life and place them under her control using her wand. If the person the statue is based on has superpowers, the statue will have those powers as well.
  • Timetagger/Chris Lahiffe: Able to time travel and send others to the past thanks to his spray can gun.
    • However, it should be noted that the current-day Hawk Moth was not actually responsible for akumatizing Chris in the future; rather, it was the Hawk Moth of the future, whose identity is currently unknown.
  • Stormy Weather/Aurore Beauréal: Possesses the same powers from her first akumatization, although they are much stronger, giving her control over all forces of nature.
  • Ikari Gozen/Tomoe Tsurugi: Is very large with increased strength, speed, and agility, and wields a bokken. Can also imprison people inside her stomach that resembles the interior of a car, where they can be restrained by seatbelts.
  • Reflekta/Juleka Couffaine: Can turn people into an exact copy of herself.
  • Desperada/Vivica: Wields instrument-shaped weapons that cause anyone she hits to vanish in a puff of yellow smoke and transform into a sticker on her guitar case.
  • Startrain/Claudie Kanté: Has complete control over the Startrain, including the temperature of each car and the service drones inside.
    • It should be noted that Startrain is not actually being commanded by Hawk Moth and acts purely on her own accord, due to the fact that the akuma possessed Claudie when it was too far away for Hawk Moth to have contact with it.
  • Feast/Dormant Sentimonster: Significantly larger in size, making it become more powerful and able to consume even more. Can eat anything, up to the size of a bus.
    • It should be noted that the Dormant Sentimonster is the first sentimonster that Hawk Moth has ever akumatized.
  • Princess Justice/Marinette Dupain-Cheng: Powers unknown due to the akumatization being incomplete.
  • Verity Queen/Sabine Cheng: Powers unknown due to the akumatization being incomplete.
  • Kwamibuster/Ms. Mendeleiev: Wields a blaster capable of shooting a beam that can capture kwamis and trap them inside a magical canister on her back which they cannot phase through.
  • Cat Blanc/Cat Noir (Adrien Agreste): Can use a version of Cataclysm called "Mega Cataclysm", which can be used as many times as he wants without having to transform back, can be used as a ranged attack, and is much more powerful than normal, to the point of being capable of destroying entire galaxies.
  • Lady Wifi, Princess Fragrance, Reflekta/Alya Césaire, Rose Lavillant, Juleka Couffaine: Same abilities as their previous akumatizations as those villains.
  • Heart Hunter/André and Audrey Bourgeois: Can fly and devour any source of love by transforming their victims into hearts.
  • Miracle Queen/Queen Bee (Chloé Bourgeois): Can control people by stinging them with her wasps, as well as teleport herself and others.

Comics

  • Replay/Adam: Can manipulate time around him by shooting energy blasts out of his watch.
  • Silurus/Fisherman: Can control both water and catfish.

Quotes

Season 1

I want that absolute power, Nooroo. I must have those Miraculous.
~ Hawk Moth upon hearing about the Cat and Ladybug Miraculouses.
I found you, though, my little Nooroo. Your Miraculous, remind me of its powers again […] And when it comes to luring superheroes, what could be better than creating supervillains? […] I must have this absolute power! Your Miraculous is in my control! I am your master now, and you must obey me!
~ Hawk Moth forcing Nooroo to use his powers for evil.
Nooroo, dark wings, rise! From this day on, I shall be known as... Hawk Moth!
~ Hawk Moth taking up his identity.
Negative emotions. This is perfect. Just what I need. Anger, sadness... Burn a hole into his heart, my horrible akuma.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Ivan Bruel's distress.
Everything's going to plan. Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculous have been activated. Here they come to save the day, and now my supervillain will destroy them.
~ Hawk Moth upon realizing that Ladybug and Cat Noir have appeared.
Ivan has a sensitive heart. It won't be long before anger and sadness strike again, and he and the stone beings will come alive. Then, we'll see how long you will remain hidden, Ladybug and Cat Noir. Once I have your Miraculous, you will be powerless against me. Everyone will be powerless against me! I will have absolute power! Mwahahahaha!
~ Hawk Moth gloating after Ladybug and Cat Noir fail to capture his akuma.
Yes... Feel the burn of those words. Lose your temper, Ivan! Your akuma awaits you.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Ivan's distress for the second time.
Negative emotions... they're fading! Ugh...
~ Hawk Moth after Marinette comforts Ivan.
This is your second chance, Stoneheart, and this time you have extra help. No one will stop you from capturing the love of your life. Just remember I'll need something in return.
~ Hawk Moth offering to give Ivan his powers back.
People of Paris, listen carefully. I am Hawk Moth. Ladybug, Cat Noir, give me the ladybug earrings and the cat ring now. You've done enough damage to these innocent people!
~ Hawk Moth revealing himself to Paris.
Agh! That's the problem with superheroes. They're too...heroic!
~ Hawk Moth frustrated at Ladybug for destroying his hologram.
It won't be long before Ladybug and Cat Noir show up to meet their doom! Mwahahahahahahaha!
~ Hawk Moth confident about his plan.
The time has come for us to find our next victim, my wicked little akumas, and to prey upon Ladybug and Cat Noir. Their Miraculouses must be mine!
~ Hawk Moth beginning to search for ideal victims.
So correct you are. You should have won, yes. […] Stormy Weather, I am Hawk Moth. I give you the power to seek revenge on them as my weather girl. All you have to do is bring me the Miraculous, can you do that? […] That's my weather girl. Show the world who the best weather girl really is!
~ Hawk Moth turning Aurore Beauréal into Stormy Weather.
Such disappointment, frustration, and negativity... Oh, how it fills my heart with exhilaration.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Alix Kubdel's distress.
Copycat, stop the small talk and get me Cat Noir's Miraculous!
~ Hawk Moth ordering Copycat to stop gloating and focus on their goals.
You might have gotten away this time, but I assure you, Ladybug, some day, wherever you are, I will have your Miraculous, and you'll be nothing! Nothing at all!
~ Hawk Moth
Noooo! The Miraculous were practically mine! And they will be. Once I have them all in my grasp, I shall rule the world!
~ Hawk Moth
Mime, I am Hawk Moth. I'm giving you the power to make whatever you gesture come to life. Destroy this premiere performance! You may be a mime, but they can't silence you! However, in return, you must bring me back Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses. So, shall we get on with the show?
~ Hawk Moth turning Fred Haprèle into The Mime.
Ooh, now there's a brokenhearted princess if ever I saw one. Every rose has its thorns.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Rose Lavillant's distress.
You ruined everything, Ladybug. This is not how it was supposed to end! But I promise you, one day it will be me at the top of the food chain, and you'll be nothing!
~ Hawk Moth upon his defeat.
The Challenge... what an interesting concept. A TV show with such potential with negative emotions. Oh, the destructive mayhem we could cause...
~ Hawk Moth realizing the potential The Challenge has to create negative emotions.
Next time, I assure you it won't be a photo finish! I won't stop, Ladybug! I'll destroy you!
~ Hawk Moth
Dahhh! Don't do your victory dance just yet, because one day, I'll play you my favorite music: the anthem of your defeat, Ladybug and Cat Noir!
~ Hawk Moth during his defeat.
A great artist was wronged today. I can feel it. I can hear his heart screaming for revenge. Fly away my little akuma, and evilize him! Victory never tasted so good! Mwahahahaha!
~ Hawk Moth sensing Wang Cheng's sadness.
This evil dinner was almost perfect! Revenge is a dish that is best served cold, so watch yourself — I'll be ready to strike again!
~ Hawk Moth upon defeat.
Such pitiful insolence! The moment you challenge me is the moment you seal your fate! This battle is not yet over...
~ Hawk Moth upon defeat.
Poor girl, feeling so lonely and ignored. How terrible it must feel that you don't even exist. Come here my little friend. Fly my vile akuma and give this transparent soul a voice and a vision!
~ Hawk sensing Juleka's sadness.
Reflekta, I am Hawk Moth. From now on, you will be the only one people see. No one will ever ignore you again. However, you must do me a favor in return, when the time comes.
~ Hawk Moth turning Juleka into Reflekta.
Ah, what could be more pure than an innocent child's emotions, especially anger? I love it!
~ Hawk Moth sensing Manon Chamack's distress.
This is the moment I've been waiting for. Your time is up Ladybug! You're doomed!
~ Hawk Moth after Puppeteer takes control of Cat Noir.
No! This cannot be happening!
~ Hawk Moth, dumbfounded after Puppeteer's defeat.
A betrayed Ladybug worshiper? Just what I need to swiftly recover from the defeat of Vanisher. This is perfect.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Chloé Bourgeois' distress.
Antibug, I am Hawk Moth. Ladybug has let you down, I want her downfall too. So, shall we defeat Ladybug together?
~ Hawk Moth transforming Chloé into Antibug.
Ah... Jealousy, deceit, and the desire to be a superhero. This young lady is my perfect prey.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Lila Rossi's distress.
Volpina, I am Hawk Moth. I'm giving you the power of illusion. From now on, your lies will come to life. Gain Ladybug and Cat Noir's trust, and convince them you're a real superhero. Then, betray them and bring me their Miraculous.
~ Hawk Moth transforming Lila into Volpina.
She's still angry. You're not done with Volpina yet, Ladybug. You haven't seen the last of her.
~ Hawk Moth realizing that Lila is still angry with Ladybug.

Season 2

Santa Claws, I am Hawk Moth. They wrongly accused you of being a supervillain so that's what you'll get to be from now on. In exchange, since I've been good enough all year round, I'm going to ask you for two gifts. Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculous!
~ Hawk Moth transforming Santa Claus into Santa Claws.
I feel the wrath of a father betrayed by his son. What ideal prey for my akuma. [creates akuma] Stay close, my little akuma!
~ Hawk Moth planning to akumatize himself.
I must become someone else, to lead them astray.
~ Gabriel plotting to lead Ladybug and Cat Noir away from discovering his identity.
I am now The Collector! My book of inspiration has been taken from me, so I will build a new one! And perhaps pick up a Miraculous or two while I'm at it. Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha!
~ Gabriel becoming The Collector.
Nothing could inspire me more than imprisoning Ladybug and Cat Noir inside these pages forever!
~ Collector during his rampage.
Before I immortalize you, allow me to seize your Miraculous for Hawk Moth!
~ Collector leading Ladybug and Cat Noir away from his true identity.
Ladybug, Cat Noir, you almost managed to find out who I am, but now I am more above suspicion than I’ve ever been! As of today, nothing will prevent me from getting your Miraculouses and making my greatest wish come true! All I need to do now is wait for my next prey...
~ Hawk Moth monologuing about his success.
Cat Noir, Ladybug, what happened to me?
~ Gabriel faking amnesia on his actions as The Collector.
A party being held by the most spiteful girl in all of Paris? Such a fertile breeding ground for negative emotions. Fly away, my evil akuma. Finding a victim to evilize should be a piece of cake.
~ Hawk Moth after hearing about Chloé’s party.
What are you doing, Miss Bourgeois? Where's that natural cruelty I'm counting on?
~ Hawk Moth, confused by Chloé's odd act of kindness.
Hello, Despair Bear. I am Hawk Moth. You've always been such a good influence on Chloé, but now, you get to be a bad influence for everyone, and a very evil one at that.
~ Hawk Moth to Chloé's Butler.
A journalist ridiculed by Ladybug and Cat Noir. Now that’s the perfect prey.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Nadja Chamack’s disappointment.
What could be more powerful than a grandmother deserted by her own granddaughter? Perfect fodder for disappointment and misunderstanding.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Gina Dupain’s sadness.
A champion of victory has been stolen. Crushing defeat is the ideal steel with which to forge a blade of revenge!
~ Hawk Moth sensing Kagami Tsurugi's distress.
I may have made a mistake today, but believe me Ladybug and Cat Noir. It won’t happen again.
~ Hawk Moth after Robostus’ betrayal and defeat.
This wasn't I had in mind, but why not? After all, what could be more emotionally powerful than a baby throwing a giant temper tantrum?
~ Hawk Moth's accidental akumatization towards August.
Shame, pain, and a crushed dream. Fly away my little akuma, and evilize this failed hero.
~ Hawk Moth about to akumatize Mr. Damocles.
They are mine! Ladybug’s ability to create and Cat Noir’s power of destruction. Whoever succeeds in merging these two Miraculouses together shall be granted a wish that can change reality. And erase the past.
~ Hawk Moth revealing the Miraculouses’ combined power and his purpose.
"I don't want another peep out of you. Wash your hands, clean your room." Kids should be able to do whatever they want to do. However, they want to do it.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Ella and Etta Césaire's sadness.
Sapotis, I am Hawk Moth. Your big sister's telling you what to do? Well, I'll let you be as mischievous as you want! […] Yes, yes! But calm down. From now on, no one will ever be able to punish you, because it will always be another Sapoti's fault. All you have to do is to take Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculous, and give them to your good friend, Hawk Moth. Okay?
~ Hawk Moth turning Ella and Etta Césaire into the Sapotis.
You and your friends have defeated me this time, Ladybug, but thanks to you, now I know there are other Miraculous in Paris, and most likely, a Guardian.
~ Hawk Moth thanking Ladybug for confirming his suspicions of other Miraculouses and of Master Fu.
Where is my son?! Adrien has managed to leave his room, without either of you noticing! Find him!
~ Gabriel yelling at Nathalie and the bodyguard for letting Adrien escape.
What have you done? Where's Adrien? Don't tell me it's that hard to keep an eye on a fourteen-year-old boy, or are you just too stupid to do something too simple? You better find him and fast!
~ Hawk Moth calling Adrien's bodyguard to make him vulnerable to akumatization.
A failed bodyguard who can't perform his duties. Anger and frustration, perfect fodder for my akuma.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Adrien's bodyguard's negative emotions.
If indeed you are Cat Noir, then transform, son. Please!
~ Hawk Moth showing concern for Adrien falling off a building.
Adrien and Cat Noir side by side? So I was wrong. Just as well. Gorizilla, grab Cat Noir's Miraculous and be done with him!
~ Hawk Moth, believing he wrong about Adrien being Cat Noir.
One of these days I'll find out who Ladybug and Cat Noir really are. And when I do, I'll make them pay for eternity!
~ Hawk Moth swearing to find out the true identities of Ladybug and Cat Noir.
You should’ve trusted me, son. It’s important for you and I to be able to trust each other. If you were to begin hiding the truth from me, then I’d naturally start imagining all kinds of things.
~ Gabriel speaking to Adrien.
Ah! The depression of a soul demanding liberty and freedom! Perfect target for my akuma.
~ Hawk Moth about to akumatize Anarka Couffaine.
Captain Hardrock, I am Hawk Moth. Is the establishment censoring your right to make as much noise as you'd like? From now on they won't hear anything but your music. I'm giving you an indestructible ship and you will use it to sale around Paris and blast your music out everywhere you go as loudly as you please. In return, you will bring me the greatest of all treasures, Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculous.
~ Hawk Moth turning Anarka Couffaine into Captain Hardrock.
The feeling of injustice. What could be worse than being punished for someone else’s wrongdoings?
~ Hawk Moth sensing Marinette’s anger.
Hello, Miss. I am Hawk Moth! […] Who said anything about evil? There's already so much hate in the world. I want to help you unite everyone together with love, at last! Isn't that your greatest wish? […] Zombizou! I'm giving you the power to spread love and compassion. Thanks to you, the whole world will be one big embrace! In return, bring me Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculous.
~ Hawk Moth turning Caline Bustier into Zombizou.
Ladybug. Cat Noir. If Zombizou is right, if love does always conquer, then someday my most cherished wish will come true for sure.
~ Hawk Moth after Zombizou is defeated.
Poor Little Mermaid. How many times have you tried to tell your Prince how you feel? And how many times has he dismissed you?
~ Hawk Moth sensing Ondine's sadness.
With every new environment comes a new set of rules, Ladybug. You won't be able to win this time—ladybugs can't breathe underwater! Syren, are you going to let Ladybug steal your prince away from you?
~ Hawk Moth gloating as Ladybug is fighting Syren.
I knew those Miraculous had hidden powers! Syren! There's too many fish in the sea. Take their Miraculous away before they take your merman away in their nets!
~ Hawk Moth shocked to see Ladybug and Cat Noir's new underwater powers.
Gabriel: Nooroo, how can I obtain more powers?
Nooroo: What do you mean, Master?
Gabriel: Don't treat me like an idiot! Ladybug and Cat Noir have new powers, how did they do it?!
Nooroo: We kwamis don't know the recipes.
Gabriel: It's inside this grimoire, isn't it? Can't you read it?
Nooroo: Only Guardians can. I don't know anything, I swear!
Gabriel: Well, then. I will have to find this Guardian of the Miraculous, wherever he is...
~ Gabriel plotting to obtain new powers.
It’ll be an excellent promotion for our upcoming stores in Korea and China. You don’t have a choice. […] I’ve been designing Clara’s costumes since she started out. She was very pleased with my humble suggestion of using you. She’s only seen you in our advertisements but she does admire you a lot. I’m hoping you won’t let us down.
~ Gabriel forcing his son to play Cat Noir in Clara Nightingale’s music video.
Ah, tears of disenchantment. Such sweet music to my ears.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Clara Nightingale’s sadness.
A devoted artist losing her cool. Such a fortune opportunity.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Penny Rolling’s stress.
A blooming friendship brutally ripped apart. Picture perfect no more.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Marc Anciel’s sadness.
You're gaining more allies, Ladybug, but don't rush to rejoice. Soon, you might just be outnumbered. Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
~ Hawk Moth swearing to gain allies of his own.
Sandboy is turning Paris into one huge nightmare, and yet there's no sight of Ladybug or Cat Noir. What is going on?!
~ Hawk Moth confused with Ladybug and Cat Noir's absence.
Aha! It's me who's going to find you, little kwamis! And I will make you my slaves, just like Nooroo!
~ Hawk Moth trying to track the kwamis down.
I hope you liked your friends' birthday gift, Nooroo. Now I know that they're close and that there are many of them. If I manage to find them, I'll take their Miraculous. Then I'll have unlimited powers at my disposal. If I have to fight a whole army of superheroes, I'll do it! Whatever it takes, Nooroo. And Ladybug and Cat Noir won't be able to stop me ever again! Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
~ Gabriel vowing to find the other kwamis and take their Miraculouses.
I'm sorry. It took some time, I know, but today I can feel my prey has more malice in her than anyone I've ever akumatized before. She will be...my masterpiece!
~ Gabriel plotting to akumatize Audrey Bourgeois while speaking to his wife.
Style Queen, I am Hawk Moth. You've been refused a throne that is rightfully yours! As Queen of Fashion, you will now be able to revenge those fashion disasters who disrespected you!
~ Hawk Moth akumatizing Audrey Bourgeois into Style Queen.
Adrien!... We no longer have a choice! Style Queen, you must defeat Ladybug and Cat Noir as soon as possible!
~ Hawk Moth horrified at Style Queen turning Adrien into a statue.
Style Queen was my greatest masterpiece. How could she have failed?... How could I have failed?.... What should I do now...?
~ Hawk Moth saddened by Style Queen's defeat.
Nathalie: Sir, you took a big risk today. Especially concerning Adrien.
Gabriel: If only I could tell Adrien why I'm doing this. He would understand.
~ Gabriel talking about his motivations.
I don't want to break our promise, but...I can't keep putting our son in danger. Style Queen was supposed to be my masterpiece, but even she failed. I feel like I've done all I possibly could, you know. I'll never be able to fulfill my wish without Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculous. Forgive me, Emilie... I'm giving you up, Nooroo...
~ Gabriel deciding to quit being Hawk Moth.
I still have one chance, Nooroo. All is not lost. I have a unique opportunity to akumatize someone with a Miraculous. A superhero turned supervillain can only be... exceptional!
~ Gabriel scheming to akumatize Chloé while she's Queen Bee.
It was bound to happen. Superpowers aren't child's play, my dear Chloé Bourgeois.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Queen Bee's sadness.
Queen Wasp, I am Hawk Moth. Ladybug and Cat Noir don't want you as their friend, so you will be their most powerful enemy. Nobody has managed it yet, but you will defeat them because you are exceptional. In return, you must seize their Miraculous.
~ Hawk Moth turning Queen Bee into Queen Wasp.
Ladybug and Cat Noir made a mistake today, and there will be others. Then we'll finally be together once again, my love.
~ Gabriel to Emilie.
So much sadness, so much disappointment. I can feel the chasm of despair and fear about to open and swallow up every single Parisian! Dear Volpina, you've served your role well for the time being. We will meet again, very soon.
~ Hawk Moth complimenting Volpina on her success.
Catalyst, you have always been my most loyal supporter. I give you the ability to boost powers.
~ Hawk Moth turning Nathalie into Catalyst.
Fly away, my little akumas. Find the Parisians as they despair over Cat Noir and Ladybug's final hour, and evilize each and every one of them!
~ Scarlet Moth sending his akumas out into Paris.
Do not let her out of your sight, Vanisher! She's probably going to recruit other superheroes to help battle my army. Without knowing it, she's going to lead us to the Guardian of the Miraculous.
~ Hawk Moth plotting to have Vanisher follow Ladybug.
Vanisher! Why have I lost contact with you?! Ladybug must have found you out, but there's no way she'll be able to figure out what I have in store for her next!
~ Hawk Moth after Ladybug de-akumatizes Vanisher.
Ladybug, Cat Noir, behold my powerful army and have no doubt today belongs to Scarlet Moth!
~ Scarlet Moth's broadcasting to Paris.
Ladybug, Cat Noir—I can feel your close presence. If you want to save Paris and all its people, I'll give you one last chance! Give yourselves up and bring me your Miraculous!
~ Hawk Moth's announcement to Ladybug and Cat Noir.
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha! I understand you want a fight, then so be it! Guitar Villain! Frightningale! Music!
~ Hawk Moth sending his army against the heroes.
Style Queen, Malediktator, Despair Bear. Chloé never does what she's told, huh? Well, now I'm giving you the power to punish her once and for all!
~ Hawk Moth reakumatizing Chloé's parents and the butler.
Fall on them like rain, my scarlet akumas!
~ Hawk Moth sending his swarm of scarlet akumas on the heroes.
You should never say... "never".
~ Hawk Moth sending the reakumatized Style Queen and Malediktator on Queen Bee.
Alright, kids. Watch what a man who's got nothing to lose can do!
~ Hawk Moth preparing to fight Ladybug and Cat Noir.
Thank you, Nathalie... for everything.
~ Gabriel thanking Nathalie for coming to his rescue.

Season 3

Lila: Hawk Moth, I am Lila. I know you want to destroy Ladybug and so do I.
Hawk Moth: Yes, I remember you.
Lila: Give me supervillain powers and I'll give you her and Cat Noir's Miraculous.
Hawk Moth: With pleasure. I have some new power for you, Chameleon.
~ Hawk Moth turning Lila Rossi into Chameleon.
I sense a talent like no other in this young Lila. I'm sure that her feelings about Ladybug will serve my purposes well in the end. One way or another.
~ Hawk Moth plans to use Lila in the future.
I can feel a whole life time of hope... the hope of being reunited with one's true love, only to find out that the waiting has been in vain.
~ Hawk Moth sensing Marianne Lenoir's sadness.
Don't believe for one second that you've won, Ladybug. I've acquired more information that will enable me to track the Guardian down, and even though no one in Paris goes by the name of Master Fu, I will find where he's hiding. Soon, I'll be able to have him decipher the spellbook for me, and maybe who knows, even get my hands on every Miraculous known on Earth!
~ Hawk Moth vowing to find Master Fu after having found out his identity.
I'm doing all of this so that [Adrien] can be happy again.
~ Gabriel explains his motives to Nooroo.
What if Nooroo is right? Am I taking too many risks? I no longer have a choice. I must succeed, at any price.
~ Hawk Moth deciding to continue his path despite the possible risks.
Ladybug, Cat Noir. Enjoy your apparent victory, because as in all the best tragedies, triumph always comes before failure.
~ Gabriel after witnessing Animaestro's defeat.
They have to be inside the building, Oblivio. Ladybug and Cat Noir can't have escaped. Retrace your steps. They must have transformed back by now. And with their memories erased, you won't have any trouble getting your hands on their Miraculous.
~ Hawk Moth speaking to Oblivio.
I won't soon forget this, Ladybug and Cat Noir. The love you both secretly have for each other will be your downfall!
~ Hawk Moth after Oblivio's defeat.
My dear Chloé Bourgeois, this is Hawk Moth. Ladybug wants to strip you of your superpowers? Well, I can empower you. Come with me and we will recover the Bee Miraculous together. We'll be a team, and your powers will know no limit.
~ Hawk Moth attempts to akumatize Chloé again, only for her to resist.
Chloé Bourgeois really is quite... unique. But I can feel a negative emotion not far from her, a friend who could help us achieve our goal. Follow it, my evil akuma.
~ Hawk Moth has failed to akumatize Chloé, but he senses Sabrina Raincomprix's sadness.
This man is hopeless! I've akumatized him 24 times and not once has he come close to succeeding! Nooroo, dark wings fall! Huh—?! What is this? A powerful negative emotion! I've never felt this before. Where could such energy be coming from?
~ Hawk Moth sensing Timetagger after giving up on akumatizing Xavier Ramier.
Hawk Moth: I just love his style.

Timetagger: I'm not surprised you like it, Hawk Moth. I come from the future. A future where Ladybug and Cat Noir are adults. It was future Hawk Moth's slick idea to send me into the past. To seize their Miraculous before they've obtained their adult powers.
Hawk Moth: I can only approve of my future decision. And I won't wait for Ladybug and Cat Noir to become adults! I'm counting on you to change the future, Timetagger!

~ Hawk Moth being contacted by Timetagger.
My victory is close at hand. How brilliant from me to send myself such a powerful ally from the future!
~ Hawk Moth gloating about his future-self's plan.
Hawk Moth: The future bird catches the worm. This time, the Miraculous are mine!
Timetagger: You're right on the first count, but not on the second. The Miraculous are not for you.
Hawk Moth: What?!
Timetagger: Ha ha ha! I said I was sent by the Hawk Moth of the future, but I never said that the Hawk Moth of the future was
you!
~ Hawk Moth being betrayed by Timetagger and realizing the truth about the future Hawk Moth.
Gabriel: If I'm not Hawk Moth from the future, then that means I've failed.
Nathalie: Or that you've succeeded. The future is not set in stone, Gabriel.
~ Gabriel talking to Nathalie after learning he will not be Hawk Moth in the future.
One negative emotion is disappearing, but another is forming quickly. I can feel the anger of a mother whose authority has been challenged.
~ Hawk Moth has failed to akumatize Kagami, but he senses her mother's anger.
Ikari Gozen, Ladybug has helped your daughter escape by giving her a Miraculous. I don't know how she did it, but I want her Miraculous, too!
~ Hawk Moth ordering Ikari Gozen to get Ryuuko's Miraculous.
Emilie, we miss you so much. But you'll be back with us very soon. Thanks to my akumas, it's only a matter of time before I take control of their Miraculous. Merging them will grant me absolute power to reshape reality, and finally reverse our past mistake.
~ Gabriel speaks to his wife inside his respiratory.
I need someone to restore power from the outside. I don't feel any negative emotions. There's only...joy?! What's going on in my house?!
~ Hawk Moth failing to find a victim due to the joy caused by Adrien's party.
To all of you who have invaded my house, now face the most fearsome supervillain ever created!
~ Hawk Moth upon creating Party Crasher.
Ladybug. Cat Noir. Soon your luck will run out, and one of these days, I'll be leading you in a dance. A dance of doom.
~ Gabriel after the defeat of Party Crasher.
The Guardian of the Miraculous is this decrepit old man?
~ Hawk Moth discovering Master Fu's true identity as he comes face-to-face with him.
I have not digested my defeat, Ladybug. It simply hold my appetite all the more. But now that I know what the Guardian looks like, I intend to put that knowledge to use and prepare a dish of revenge especially for you and it shall be served... very cold.
~ Gabriel monologuing his plans inside his respiratory.
Emilie, I miss you every moment. But one day, I will get the Miraculous of Ladybug and Cat Noir, repair the mistakes of the past, and make sure you return to us.
~ Gabriel making a promise to his wife.
Cat Noir, my own son?...The Miraculous will soon be mine!
~ Hawk Moth upon being informed about Cat Noir's identity.
Ladybug: You're done, Hawk Moth! Give us back your Miraculous!
Cat Noir: You know what they say. The wave of a moth's wing can set off a Cataclysm!
Hawk Moth: I would put that Cataclysm away if I were you, Adrien.
Cat Noir: How do you—mother?
Hawk Moth: I'm doing it for her, Adrien. For you. For us.
~ Hawk Moth revealing his identity and his goals when confronted by Ladybug and Cat Noir.
Hawk Moth: We can save your mother using your Miraculous and hers!
Cat Noir: No, just stop!
Ladybug: Don't listen to him! You know there'd be a terrible price to pay in exchange!
Hawk Moth: If she really loved you, she'd let you save your mother!
Cat Noir: Stop it, stop it, STOP IT!!
~ Hawk Moth distressing Cat Noir in order to akumatize him.
Cat Blanc, I'm giving you the infinite power of destruction! Together you and I will seize Ladybug's Miraculous and awaken your mother! Obey!
~ Hawk Moth akumatizing Cat Noir into Cat Blanc.
Lila Rossi was right. This was worth the wait. The downfall of Marinette brings out about the despair of everyone who trusted her. I can feel the huge waves of negative emotions as they come crashing down.
~ Hawk Moth senses the negative emotions from the people who witnessed Marinette's expulsion from school.
Fly away, my little akumas. Find Marinette and her friends, and evilize them all!
~ Scarlet Moth releases his scarlet akumas on Marinette and her friends.
Verity Queen, Princess Justice, I am Scarlet Moth. Since the innocent isn't to be believed anymore, I'm giving you both the power to expose the truth. As for you, my desperate loyal ones, disappointed by she who you once admired so much? I'm glad to have you back. In return, you will bring me Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculous.
~ Scarlet Moth upon akumatizing Marinette, Sabine and her friends.
Nathalie: Perhaps you can still take advantage of the chaos that Lila Rossi has reeked?
Gabriel: That plan is pointless without you.
Nathalie: You're right. Then I have to...
Gabriel: There will be no more Catalyst, or Mayura. I warned you. Using a broken Miraculous ends up breaking its wearer. The wounds of the Miraculous are becoming your wounds.
Nathalie: I don't care, Gabriel. I want to help you.
Gabriel: Not at that cost. Never at that cost again.
~ Gabriel taking away the Peacock Miraculous from Nathalie.
Hawk Moth: Getting sentimental on a sentimonster?
Ladybug: Hawk Moth!
Cat Noir: You're the real monster!
Hawk Moth: Oh, that? You'll find out very soon.
~ Hawk Moth engaging Ladybug and Cat Noir after Sentimonster Ladybug is destroyed.
Hawk Moth: Check, Ladybug!
Ladybug: No!
Cat Noir: Cataclysm!
Ladybug: Good move, Kitty. Now all I have to do is grab Mayura's Miraculous and it's over. Checkmate, Hawk Moth. You better surrender.
Hawk Moth: Mwa ha ha ha ha! All I need to do is wait a few minutes until you and your pet transform back into regular kids! So fragile, so easy to break!
Ladybug: Release him!
Hawk Moth: Release her!
~ Hawk Moth trying to force Ladybug to give up Mayura by threatening Cat Noir.
Nathalie: Phase two is in place, sir.
Hawk Moth: Perfect. The ultimate battle of the Miraculous may begin!
~ Hawk Moth while putting his ultimate plan into play.
Love stories don't always have a happy ending. They bring out so many uncontrollable emotions, isn't that right, my pretty akuma? Fly away and evilize their scarred hearts!
~ Hawk Moth sending an akuma after André and Audrey Bourgeois.
It's always the same. Whenever she's backed up against a wall, Ladybug engages others to fight by her side. I'm convinced the Guardian of the Miraculous is who she seeks every time.
~ Hawk Moth planning with Mayura to follow Ladybug to Master Fu.
My dear Guardian. What a pleasure it is to finally meet you.
~ Hawk Moth upon meeting Master Fu.
Hawk Moth: You're powerless against me, old man. And Ladybug isn't here to protect you. Tell me the secret identities of Ladybug and Cat Noir!
Master Fu: Never!
Hawk Moth: Then help me get their Miraculous, and I won't harm you.
~ Hawk Moth confronting Master Fu.
Hawk Moth: You're on borrowed time, you crazy old man! I'll just wait for you to transform back.
Jade Turtle: My powers are no more time-sensitive than yours. Obviously you haven't learned anything about the Miraculous, Hawk Moth.
Hawk Moth: I've learned enough to defeat you! The end of superheroes has come!
Jade Turtle: You talk a lot, but haven't achieved much so far.
Hawk Moth: Your defeat will be my greatest achievement!
~ Hawk Moth before fighting Jade Turtle with Mayura.
Hawk Moth: Chloé Bourgeois. Rejections hurt. Your talents deserve to be recognized. Ladybug and Cat Noir's reign has gone on long enough. It's time for Paris to have a new queen. And the queen on my chessboard is you.
Chloé: You've akumatized my parents! If I had my Miraculous, I'd...
Hawk Moth: You're right. But I did it for one reason only: so that you would finally realize that Ladybug will never give you the Bee Miraculous again. I, however, always keep my promises.
Chloé: This isn't real! How do you have it?!
Hawk Moth: Try it, and see for yourself. You're Ladybug's greatest fan. You've helped her. You've trusted her. And what has she done for you in return?
~ Hawk Moth manipulating Chloé into giving up on Ladybug and taking the Bee Miraculous from him.

Trivia

  • Hawk Moth is named after the Sphingidae; a family of moths that are generally referred to as "hawk moths" because of their swift flight patterns.
    • Hawk Moth surrounding himself with darkness may also be a reference to these moths, as most types are nocturnal.
  • It has been confirmed that both Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste (Ladybug and Cat Noir's civilian identities) would be extremely hard for Hawk Moth to corrupt, as Marinette always has an extremely positive attitude and Adrien is too used to being disappointed and upset for anything to truly aggravate him.
    • Despite this, he still came very close to akumatizing Marinette on several different occasions.
      • In "Zombizou", Miss Bustier cheered Marinette up, resulting in her anger fading.
      • In "Chameleon", when Marinette was stricken with fear upon seeing the akuma, Tikki encouraged her to think positive, resulting in her fear fading.
      • In "Ladybug", Scarlet Moth manages to infect Marinette's pouch, and she was nearly akumatized into Princess Justice as a result. However, Nathalie's condition from usage of the damaged Peacock Miraculous manages to interrupted the process, making it narrowly avoid completion.
      • In "Cat Blanc", Cat Noir destroyed the akuma with his Cataclysm before it could akumatize Marinette in an alternate timeline where Adrien discovered Ladybug's secret identity.
    • It was confirmed by Thomas Astruc that Adrien will be akumatized in "Cat Blanc" ("Chat Blanc" in French).
  • Despite being the main villain of the series, Hawk Moth makes very few physical appearances in the Miraculous Secrets webisodes and makes no appearances in the Tales From Paris spin-off.
    • However, as opposed to this, the Miraculous Secrets episode "Gabriel" centers entirely around him, as it features him talking to Emilie inside his repository and promising to take care of Adrien and one day get his hands on the Miraculouses to undo their past mistake (which, as he confirms, was using the damaged Peacock Miraculous).
    • Additionally, despite his presence throughout the series, he is rarely ever fought by the heroes directly, only ever being confronted by Ladybug and Cat Noir in "Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)" "Mayura", "Ladybug" and "Miracle Queen (Battle of the Miraculous - Part 2)".
  • It is unconfirmed as to whether Hawk Moth shall appear in the special episodes "Miraculous New York" or "The Chinese Legend", as they both take place outside of Paris.
  • As revealed in "Timetagger", sometime in the future, the role of Hawk Moth will be assumed by someone other than Gabriel, with his successor continuing to be an enemy to the current - but older - Ladybug and Cat Noir. There is almost no confirmed information on this individual; it is also not known how or why Gabriel relinquishes the identity. 
  • Prior to "The Collector", Hawk Moth's true identity had been foreshadowed/hinted at numerous times:
    • As Ladybug points out in the aforementioned episode, the signature logo of Gabriel's brand is a butterfly, and most of his decor bears a butterfly symbol.
    • In "The Bubbler", Gabriel is not seen among the adults being carried into space by Bubbler's bubbles, despite the fact that Nathalie and The Gorilla are both seen floating away.
    • In "The Mime", Gabriel is unavailable coincidentally after Hawk Moth surfaces.
    • In "Ladybug and Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)", the visible portions of Hawk Moth's civilian form resemble Gabriel. Additionally, Hawk Moth holds a locket with a picture of Emilie Agreste in it and has a silver ring on his left middle finger, similar to Gabriel's.
    • In "Simon Says", Hawk Moth states that "this could be risky" upon learning of Simon Says' plan of going after Gabriel Agreste. Later, Hawk Moth suggests Simon Says to not go after Gabriel, despite having never shown concern over the people his victims want revenge on before. Hawk Moth then does not appear for the rest of the episode after Simon Says captures Gabriel.

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