Top 10 Things to Change or Add to Miraculous Ladybug

We can all agree that Miraculous Ladybug is a flawed show. It has lots of good concepts, but the problem is that the writing makes it fall short. So, based on the "Miraculous: Rewritten" posts I saw online, here's a list of things I would change or add to the show. Feel free to add your ideas too!
The Top Ten
1 Get rid of the formulaic plot

We understand that many shows use a formulaic plot, but most of them are intended for preschoolers because young children enjoy repetition - it's a well-known fact. The only show I've heard of that uses a formulaic plot and isn't for preschoolers is Phineas and Ferb. However, the formulaic plot doesn't always work because it imposes too many limitations on a show, hindering proper character development and the establishment of an actual storyline. Formulaic plots can also be boring since you always know what will happen next. I personally enjoy surprises and not being able to predict what will happen next. Formulaic plots certainly don't work well for superhero shows because they involve more than just fighting the bad guy and saving the day; they should explore the lives of superheroes beyond their crime-fighting duties because superheroes are also human beings.

Firstly, Miraculous Ladybug would be much more enjoyable if it didn't rely on a formulaic plot. For example, let's take a look at my favorite superhero franchise, Marvel (I'm a huge Marvel fan, by the way). While one story could involve the Avengers fighting a supervillain, the next story could revolve around something completely different, like Tony Stark creating a new invention that could potentially change the world. Captain America, however, remains skeptical and questions the implications of Tony's invention. The entire story could focus on Captain America understanding why Tony's new creation is significant. Additionally, not all supervillains should be defeated within a single episode; sometimes they require multiple episodes, allowing our heroes to struggle and face challenges. Similarly, Miraculous should adopt a similar approach, avoiding the need to have them fight a big bad in every episode. Instead, intersperse some episodes where the characters and the audience can have a breather.

2 Get rid of the Kwamis

Unpopular Opinion: (That's just my opinion, if you disagree with me, that's fine, just don't beat me please) I do not like the kwamis, they're annoying and kind of dumb.

The kwamis also set too many limits for the heroes and are not fitting for a superhero show, so it'd be better if they never existed entirely and the miraculous is still the same but there's no kwamis, instead, it's like Green Latern's ring and Ben's omnitrix from Ben 10. Where in order to "transform", put on the superhero suit, they just tap the Jewel one time and to get out of the suit, they tap the Jewel twice. And there's no timing out after the big guns is used once, instead it's used for a limited amount of times because look at all the superheroes we know, they can use their powers limitlessly like Cyclops can shoot his eye lasers as many times he pleases. So, Ladybug can use her lucky charm many times without timing out. Instead, I will have the superhero suit work like Iron Man's suit, like an iPhone, it has to be charged sometimes because the battery is dead, so I will have instead have the battery of the miraculous sometimes go on low battery and it can be recharged on a plate that's like the new charging pads Apple has for wireless charging and the pads are solar powered. And the Jewels will just talk with a robotic voice, which will replace the kwamis and will act more like Tony Stark's AI, JARVIS where they're used like Siri but more, also I got a good laugh out of what JARVIS says to Tony at times so the AIs of the miraculouses will be the same.

I also will change their origin stories and make it like the Green Lantern where the miraculous are created by intergalactic beings from a planet that are thousands of years ahead of us as far as technology goes, so they created the miraculous thousands of years ago and the planet's ruler is some very powerful celestial being that searches the cosmos finding the best and noble beings to wield their advanced technology... more

3 Add better suit designs

Honestly, the superheroes', some of the akumatized villains, and Hawkmoth/Shadowmoth could've been better design wise. Like, for example, I would make Ladybug's suit similar to Ant-Man's suit in the MCU and Cat Noir's suit similar to Black Panther (the "tail" is very distracting and impractical, a supervillain could use it to trip him a lot). Also, I HATE Shadowmoth's design, it's too stupid. I think Hawkmoth would look a lot better if his face were concealed, he'll look a lot more menacing, I will make his suit be a mix of Baron Zemo's and Spider-Noir's suits.

I also hate Loveeater's design like, WHAT IS THAT?!? It's ugly! It makes me want to vomit, it looks Two Face as a wad of chewed bubblegum. I would make them look like a pink Carnage with four eyes, two mouths, and four arms, that would be a lot cooler!

4 Add more superheroes that are not animal themed

Like, I would make Jagged Stone a secret superhero, it would be very interesting. Like, you would see a superhero going around and saving lives and you have no idea until later on, the superhero is really a rockstar named Jagged Stone. Like, I am inspired with Dazzler and Luna Snow, Marvel's superheroes who are also famous singers. So, Jagged Stone being a secret superhero would be cool and I can see him having photokinesis (light manipulation) and somewhat limited pyrokinesis (fire manipulation) that he also uses in his shows to make his performances more interesting just like Dazzler using her powers for her shows. I also would make Max's mom an Iron Man-type hero that springs into action and we don't know it's her until later on.

5 Give the existing superheroes more powers

Ladybug could use more powers. For example, she could have more ladybug-related abilities such as the ability to fly and shrink, which could be inspired by Ant-Man and the Wasp. Cat Noir is already like Black Panther, so we could just give him the ability to climb walls like a lizard. Bunnyx shouldn't just be Cable without a bazooka (he has a huge gun, but I forgot what it's called). Instead, we could give Bunnyx the ability to travel to alternate dimensions and have Mary Poppins-like powers (her umbrella gives off Mary Poppins vibes, cue Yondu saying "I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!"). Finally, we could give Ms. Hound and Flairmidable the ability to not only fetch items but also have Wolverine and Deadpool's healing factor and superhuman sense of smell. I could list more, but we would be here for eternity.

6 Don’t make Mariette a stalker

This trait should GO it's not funny and she needs psychological help!

7 Make Felix Adrien’s identical twin brother

I think the show would be a lot better if Felix and Adrien were twins instead of cousins and I also love the good twin/evil twin cliche! And c'mon, Cable has an evil twin brother, Stryfe, so Adrien having an evil twin brother will be just as cool!

8 Keep Chloe’s redemption arc and scrap Zoe

Zoe's just there to make Chloe look like a heartless monster, she isn't, she is just a bully that is that way because she's been abused by her mother. She should've stayed on the path of becoming a better person.

9 Explain why Lila lies so much

What if part the issue is that Lila has psychosis? Lila gets upset when she gets called out for her lies. In the episode Relevation, she cried and ran out of the classroom when she thought Marinette called her an idiot.

Apparently, the leaked Miraculous Ladybug Bible reveals why Lila lies a lot, she has dissociative personality disorder, aka multiple personality disorder and the "lies" are really her other personalities and she has several she takes on.

While that's more interesting and a more plausible reason, it could've been utilized better like Marc Spector in Moonknight is more believable than Lila from what I've seen!

10 Make Hawkmoth smarter

Hawkmoth is not a threat, in fact, he's stupid, he's like Plankton from SpongeBob and Dr. Doofensirz (can't spell his name) a stupid villain that doesn't cause any real harm but it's fine because we're supposed laugh at how stupid they are, that's why they're there. But Hawkmoth isn't treated like that instead, he's just a stupid villain who is not very competent, so making him smarter would be better.

The Contenders
11 Add more sexiness to the female characters
12 Have a darker story
13 Give Zoe a chance to be more than a foil for Chloe

I like Zoe a lot. But I think that, character creation-wise, she is too attached to Chloe for her to matter on HER OWN. She has such a great concept (and a dash of mystery!), but it has mostly gone to waste!

I love Zoe and I feel she is in Chloe's shadow. She needs more focus!

14 Stop giving Ladybug all the attention
15 Swap the genders of the main characters

I know this is the most controversial one, it has nothing to do gender, I believe in gender equality! But I think the story would be a lot better if Marianette were a boy and Adrian were a boy. It will subvert expectantions, the behavior of Mariette would be addressed earlier on, and I just think the story would make a lot more sense.

Like, Male Marianette, Marino as Ladybug like a teen boy who's a ladybug-themed superhero would turn the tables like it will be like that male ladybug in Bug's Life, everyone thought he was female so it breaks stereotypes. I also would have him struggling with his crush, school life, and have very low self esteem but he becomes a better person over time and a great superhero.

And female Adrien, Adriana is just a teen girl who's father see her as a throphy and is very overprotective of her and his relationship with her will be changed to Kingpin's relationship with his adoptive daughter, Maya/Echo. I don't know much about it but from my understanding, Kingpin was a good father but he expects his daughter to be his successor even though she doesn't want to so it'll be like that. And she and her twin sister, Felicia (referring back to my Felix point) are different, so everyday she works hard to be a good superhero but she's too afraid to standup to her father. That stops her but she conquers her fear eventually.

Again, I know it's controversial but that's just opinion and I think it'll be better that way.

16 Have Rose and Juleka be an official couple
17 Have Zoe and Lila become friends

Zoe could teach her how to make friends and how to cut down on lying. I hope they both become friends in the show eventually, especially since Chloe is now out of the picture(see the episode "Revolution") But Zoe would probably see one of Lila's new identities. But that is okay. Zoe would probably sympathize with Lila because she's been in a similar situation where she's had to pretend to be something she's not. I love both Lila and Zoe! ❤️

Lila may have become friends with Kagami and Chloe, but I think her and Zoe becoming friends would be interesting. They are pretty similar.

18 Give Lila more friends

In the episode Re-Creation, she now has became the new Hawk Moth. But that doesn't mean that she can't have friends. Gabriel Agreste had some friends. I know Lila got exposed in the episode Confrontation, but really she deserves love and friends. With a new identity, I'm sure most of the kids will be friends with her again(except Marinette of course). I would like her to stay friends with Kagami Tsurugi. And I'd like her to be friends with Zoe Lee. And also maybe Felix Fathom. She needs friends.

This would still be a good idea, especially since Lila has a new identity. I don't think she and Chloe are friends anymore(see the episode "Revolution"), but I'm assuming that Lila is still friends with Kagami even though the status right now is unknown. I think she should become friends with Zoe and Felix. Especially since Zoe has been in a similar situation as Lila and Felix is also similar to her as well and since he is Kagami's boyfriend. I hope Kagami and Lila stay friends no matter what. Maybe she and Felix could help her and show her love and kindness. Kagami did tell Lila once that she loves her.

19 Have Marinette’s mom become a mother figure to Lila

That would be so cute of Sabine!

20 Have the protagonists be adults
21 Have consistent character arcs
22 Let the love square happen
23 Explain what happened at the party at the Agreste's mansion
24 Get rid of Marinette

Yes, I totally agree! No one should have that annoying brat in the show. She's mean to Lila, Chloe, Kagami, her friends, and to Cat Noir. Even I like him better than that brat.

I really don't like her. Why can't Lila Rossi replace her as Ladybug? I like Lila, but I dislike Marinette.

25 Give Lila Rossi a redemption

I would love a redemption for Lila. She could join the miraculous heroes! At least have her redeem herself!

Even with a new identity(see "Confrontation" and "Collusion", Lila or Cerise or whoever she is needs a redemption.

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