What is Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir the gamer about?
This is the first blog post that I talk about an animated series episode. Here is an overview for Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir of the episode The Gamer. College Francoise-Dupont host an Ultimate Strike III contest. The two students complete in a wins the contest will be a representative at a video game tournament. Focus of the episode is Max, a super smart Steve Urkel looking boy. Max wants to be one of the representative for College Francoise-Dupont. Adrien joins the contest to be one of the representative for College Francoise-Dupont. Marinette being lovey dovey for Adrien want to team up with him.
Alya being encouragement to Marinette to team up and play alongside of Adrien. Marinette mentions that she owns Ultimate Strike III and plays with her father Tom. Kim states that Max has been training for the tournament for years. Adrien is one of the representative for College Francoise-Dupont. Marinette grabs the controller from Adrien and Max tells her to good luck. Max and Marinette starts playing and everyone was shock that Marinette won. Ayla and Adrien Congrates Marinette but Max is unhappy and left the library.
Hawk Moth turns Max evil
Hawk Moth sense Max’s sadness and get the Akuma ready to turn him to a villain. Akuma lands on Max’s glasses and Hawk Moth calls him “The Gamer”. Hawk Moth tells “The Gamer” to get Ladybug and Cat Noir Miraculous. “The Gamer in his mecha (modeled after one of the characters from Ultimate Strike III) turns people into orbs to level up. Meanwhile in Marinette house, Adrien visits to practice for the tournament.
Tom and Sabine keeps interrupting them with bake goods which is funny. The Gamer keeps attacking and spots Marinette because what she did to him. Leveled up Marinette continues to run but eventually turns to Ladybug. Adrien see Ladybug and transform into Cat Noir and next thing they’re at a stadium. Ladybug and Cat Noir board a Ladybug-like mecha (modeled like Ultimate Strike III). Fight begins and Ladybug mecha uses Street Fighter moves such as Shoryuken and Hadoken.
Ladybug uses Lucky Charm to get the Akuma inside Max’s glasses and purified it. During the tournament Marinette apologize to Max for robbing him in the contest. Adrien dropped and Max offers to be one of the representative for College Francoise-Dupont. Marinette accepts and the episode ends there. I really enjoy the episode because references to fighting games like Street Fighter and Esports. It doesn’t matter if you win or lost but robbing someone for being a tournament hurts. You have to get better at the game, let’s hope Max learn this lesson. Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is available now on Netlifx.