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. 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.

Miraculous Ladybug would be much more enjoyable if it didn't rely on a formulaic plot. For example, my favorite superhero franchise, Marvel, varies its stories. One story could involve the Avengers fighting a supervillain, while the next could focus on Tony Stark creating a new invention that potentially changes the world, with Captain America questioning its implications. The entire story could focus on Captain America's understanding of the invention's significance.

Not all supervillains should be defeated within a single episode. Sometimes, they should require multiple episodes, allowing our heroes to struggle and face challenges. Miraculous should adopt a similar approach, avoiding the need to fight a big bad in every episode. Instead, intersperse episodes where the characters and the audience can have a breather.

2 Get rid of the Kwamis

Unpopular Opinion: 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. It would be better if they never existed and the miraculous worked differently. Instead of kwamis, the miraculous could function like Green Lantern's ring or Ben's Omnitrix from Ben 10. To transform, the hero could tap the jewel once, and to get out of the suit, they tap the jewel twice.

There would be no timing out after using a power once. Instead, the powers could be used a limited number of times. For example, Ladybug could use her lucky charm multiple times without timing out. The superhero suit could work like Iron Man's suit, requiring recharging. The miraculous could have a low battery and be recharged on a solar-powered charging pad, similar to Apple's wireless charging pads.

The jewels could talk with a robotic voice, replacing the kwamis, and function like Tony Stark's AI, JARVIS, providing assistance and occasional humor.

I would also change their origin stories to be similar to Green Lantern. The miraculous could be created by intergalactic beings from a technologically advanced planet. The planet's ruler, a powerful celestial being, could search the cosmos for noble beings to wield their advanced technology and become superheroes. This being would choose the main characters to protect Earth, emphasizing the importance of using their technology for good and keeping their identities secret to prevent enemies from stealing their technology. I believe these changes would significantly improve the show.

3 Add better suit designs

The superheroes', some of the akumatized villains', and Hawkmoth/Shadowmoth's designs could be improved. For example, Ladybug's suit could be similar to Ant-Man's suit in the MCU, and Cat Noir's suit could be more like Black Panther's (the tail is very distracting and impractical).

I dislike Shadowmoth's design. It's too silly. Hawkmoth would look much better if his face were concealed, making him more menacing. His suit could be a mix of Baron Zemo's and Spider-Noir's suits.

I also dislike Loveater's design. It looks ugly and unappealing. I would redesign it to look like a pink Carnage with four eyes, two mouths, and four arms. That would be much cooler!

4 Add more superheroes that are not animal themed

I would make Jagged Stone a secret superhero. It would be very interesting. You would see a superhero going around and saving lives, and you have no idea until later that the superhero is really a rock star named Jagged Stone.

I am inspired by Dazzler and Luna Snow, Marvel's superheroes who are also famous singers. Jagged Stone being a secret superhero would be cool. I can see him having photokinesis (light manipulation) and limited pyrokinesis (fire manipulation) that he uses in his shows to make his performances more interesting, just like Dazzler using her powers for her shows.

I would also make Max's mom an Iron Man-type hero who 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, inspired by Ant-Man and the Wasp. Cat Noir, already similar to Black Panther, could have the ability to climb walls like a lizard. Bunnyx shouldn't just be like Cable without a bazooka. Instead, she could have the ability to travel to alternate dimensions and possess Mary Poppins-like powers, inspired by her umbrella.

Additionally, we could give Ms. Hound and Flairmidable not only the ability to fetch items but also Wolverine and Deadpool's healing factor and superhuman sense of smell. There are many more possibilities, but these additions would already enhance the show.

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. I also love the good twin/evil twin cliché!

And come on, 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

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 that she takes on.

While that's more interesting and plausible, it could've been utilized better. Marc Spector in Moon Knight is more believable than Lila from what I've seen!

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

10 Make Hawkmoth smarter

Hawkmoth is not a threat. In fact, he's stupid. He's like Plankton from SpongeBob and Dr. Doofenshmirtz, a stupid villain that doesn't cause any real harm. It's fine because we're supposed to 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 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 controversial, but I believe in gender equality! I think the story would be better if Marinette were a boy and Adrien were a girl. It would subvert expectations, and Marinette's behavior would be addressed earlier on. I believe the story would make more sense.

A male Marinette, Marino as Ladybug, would be a teen boy who's a ladybug-themed superhero. This would break stereotypes, similar to the male ladybug in Bug's Life. He could struggle with his crush, school life, and low self-esteem, but he would become a better person and a great superhero over time.

A female Adrien, Adriana, would be a teen girl whose father sees her as a trophy and is very overprotective. Their relationship could resemble Kingpin's relationship with his adoptive daughter, Maya/Echo. Kingpin was a good father but expected his daughter to be his successor, even though she didn't want to be. Adriana could work hard to be a good superhero but be too afraid to stand up to her father, eventually conquering her fear.

Again, I know it's controversial, but I think it would improve the story.

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").

Zoe would probably see one of Lila's new identities, but that is okay. Zoe would likely 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 she and Zoe becoming friends would be interesting. They are pretty similar.

18 Give Lila more friends

In the episode Re-Creation, Lila becomes the new Hawk Moth. But that doesn't mean she can't have friends. Gabriel Agreste had some friends. I know Lila got exposed in the episode Confrontation, but she still 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 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 is currently unknown.

She should become friends with Zoe and Felix, especially since Zoe has been in a similar situation as Lila. Felix is also similar to her and is Kagami's boyfriend. I hope Kagami and Lila stay friends no matter what. Maybe Felix and Zoe 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 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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