Miraculous Ladybug Season 2 Episode 1 The Collector
After Marinette has gotten hold of Adrien’s grimoire, which contains all the secrets of the Miraculous, Tikki introduces her to Master Fu. According to the latter, there’s a chance the owner of the book is also Hawk Moth! Marinette panics: could her beloved Adrien be the supervillain she relentlessly fights every day? She eventually finds out that the real owner of the grimoire is actually Adrien’s father,Gabriel Agreste. She decides to transform into Ladybug to investigate and find out if Gabriel really is Hawk Moth.But when she arrives at his place, the designer has been akumatized! Now the Collector, he captures everything he touches inside an evil sketchbook.Will Ladybug and CatNoir, completely distraught by having to fight his own father,manage to stop the Collector and to discover the face behind Hawk Moth’s mask? Synopsis: After Marinette has gotten hold of Adrien’s grimoire, which contains all the secrets of the Miraculous, Tikki introduces her to Master Fu. According to the latter, there’s a chance the owner of the book is also Hawk Moth! Marinette panics: could her beloved Adrien be the supervillain she relentlessly fights every day? She eventually finds out that the real owner of the grimoire is actually Adrien’s father,Gabriel Agreste. She decides to transform into Ladybug to investigate and find out if Gabriel really is Hawk Moth.But when she arrives at his place, the designer has been akumatized! Now the Collector, he captures everything he touches inside an evil sketchbook.Will Ladybug and CatNoir, completely distraught by having to fight his own father,manage to stop the Collector and to discover the face behind Hawk Moth’s mask?
Scene: Fu’s massage shop. Master Fu meditates with Wayzz beside him.
Wayzz: Master, are you alright?
Master Fu: He’s here!
(Marinette knocks on the door and Wayzz flies away and hides inside the phonograph.)
Master Fu: Hello Ladybug!
Tikki: I know you never wanted me to bring her here again, but… you have to see what she discovered. Show him, Marinette.
Marinette: I was here; I’ve met you before. You are the healer who cured Tikki when she was sick! (Marinette has flashbacks of her encounter with Master Fu.) Soo… I’m guessing you’re not really a vet?
Master Fu: Not really. It was your first day at school, it wasn’t a random meeting either. (Master Fu has flashbacks of Marinette helping him.) Marinette, you are always ready to help others. I knew that day, that very moment, that you would make a fantastic Ladybug!
Marinette: But who are you?
(Master Fu gets up and guides Marinette to the phonograph and uses a code that unlocks access to the Magic Box.)
Tikki: Master Fu is the last known member of the Guardian Order!
Wayzz: (Wayzz gets off the turntable and starts talking to Marinette.) Guardians of the Miraculous! I’m Wayzz, Master Fu’s kwami. Nice to meet you, Marinette.
Marinette: Uhh, you too! (Laughs)
Master Fu: We guardians are responsible for protecting and distributing the Miraculous, for the good of all mankind. We were chosen in childhood and trained for many years specifically for this mission. When we were much, much younger,… (sighs) I made a mistake. The Guardian Temple was destroyed, all because of me! Two of the Miraculous were lost that day. Butterfly and peacock. The ancient spell book has also disappeared forever!
Marinette: But all he has are drawings of old superheroes and a bunch of weird symbols.
Master Fu: It’s nothing strange for a guardian. I never had a chance to even look at it back in the day, but they taught me enough to be able to partially crack the code.
(Marinette looks at Tikki, then hands Master Fu’s Magic Book.)
Master Fu: These pages contain various spells capable of giving Ladybug and Cat Noir special abilities that we didn’t know about until now! Obviously, this book is invaluable.
Scene: Adrien’s room. Nathalie shows CCTV footage of Adrien stealing the Magic Book from Gabriel’s safe.
Gabriel: Why did you take the book?
Adrien: I… I just wanted to know what you were hiding behind that portrait that was so important. You… you never told me about those things. I meant to give it back to you, I swear! But then… I lost it.
Gabriel: How can I trust you again, Adrien?
Adrien: Sorry… I’ll give you another copy.
Gabriel: It’s one of a kind! The book is my source of inspiration.
Adrien: I didn’t know that. I know almost nothing about you, father.
Gabriel: You’re not going back to school. You will be studying at home again…with Nathalie.
(Adrien is disappointed. Nathalie looks at Adrien and Gabriel leaves the room.)
Scene: Fu’s massage shop. Master Fu is seen reading the Magic Book. Tikki chases Wayzz through the air in circles around the room.
Master Fu: I always believed that whoever owned this spell book must also have the Peacock and the Magic Butterfly.
Marinette: Wait, you mean whoever owned the spell book could have been Hawk Moth?
Master Fu: How did you discover this book, Marinette?
Marinette: (Marinette has a flashback of Adrien with the Wonder Book.) I… uh… found it lying on a park bench near… near the school.
Master Fu: Didn’t you see who it belonged to?
Marinette: No. No I do not.
(Tikki looks at Marinette in confusion.)
Master Fu: What a shame. For a moment I thought we were about to discover Hawk Moth’s identity. We would have a chance to beat him.
Marinette: Uh… I could look into it if you want.
(Master Fu closes the book.)
Master Fu: But you have to be very careful, Marinette. If you succeed, you may find yourself face to face with Hawk Moth.
Marinette: I’ll be very careful, I promise.
(Marinette gets up and leaves the store with Tikki.)
Scene: Street. Marinette is seen frantically running with Tikki as she consults with her.
Tikki: (jumps out of Marinette’s purse.) Why did you lie to Master Fu?!
Marinette: I couldn’t tell him that Adrien had the book. Adrien can’t be Hawk Moth! (gasps) But what if he is? (runs to a nearby billboard Gabriel, right next to the school. Then imagines that Adrien is Hawk Moth.) Th-That would mean I’m super-villain crazy! I can’t be madly in love with a supervillain… I’d have to fight him and…
Tikki: Calm down Marinette, there’s definitely an explanation.
Marinette: I have to get to the bottom of it.
Tikki: Do you know where to find Adrien?
Marinette: I know that kid’s plan by heart.
Tikki: Let’s go.
(Marinette runs towards the school.)
Scene: A locker room with several fencing students
Marinette: I can’t see him. Something is happening. Adrien never misses a swordsmanship lesson.
Scene: Corridor. Marinette tries to find Adrien.
Chloe: No! (Marinette runs at the sound of Chloe’s voice)
(Marinette comes into the classroom only to see her classmates huddled around Chloé holding the phone and crying as Sabrina tries to comfort her.)
Chloé: This is a terrible tragedy! (cry)
Marinette: What’s wrong with her?
Chloé: Adrien is never going back to school! At all! Oh.. (continues to cry)
Kim: His father grounded him!
Max: For life.
Marinette: What? Why?
Nino: Something about losing this important important book that belongs to his father.
Marinette: His dad? Ha! Yuck!
(Everyone stares at Marinette.)
Chloé: (angrily) “Ugh”?!
Marinette: (embarrassed at first) “Ugh”. Because I… I was afraid it was super serious. I mean, yeah, sure, it’s really serious, but it’s not like he’s sick or anything, you know. Surely we can fix that, right? We won’t just stand by and let it happen! Ha! (then runs off and leaves the classroom)
Scene: Girls’ bathroom. Marinette walks into the stall and lets Tikki out of her purse.
Marinette: So it wasn’t Adrien’s book. It was his father’s! Adrien is not Hawk Moth! (sighs in relief) I knew it! Adrien doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.
Tikki: Except, according to Nino, Adrien took the book without his father’s permission.
Marinette: Well, he had to have a good reason.
Tikki: You do realize that based on Master Fu’s theory, Adrien’s father could be Hawk Moth.
Marinette: No way! It couldn’t be! Hmm… An eccentric artist who never leaves his home. Mysterious, highly intelligent but cold, even with his own son. That’s a very strong lead, Tikki!
Tikki: Please be careful, Marinette!
Marinette: I will.