The episode shares its title with the Peacock Miraculous concept.
In addition to the power of amokization, this episode showed how the characters openly express their emotions and how those emotions drive their actions:
Félix expresses his anger and towards anyone he perceives as an oppressor, emotions that lead his actions to get rid of everyone except those he cares about and/or sympathizes with.
His sense of freedom also has corrupted emotions and he learned from Kagami and Adrien’s perspective that freedom isn’t just about doing what you want, it’s also about sharing with those you love and taking responsibility for your actions.
He wanted to free the world from oppressors, but by stealing the Miraculouses from someone who trusted him, he gave power to the greatest oppressor of all.
After realizing how he acted like the other Peacock Miraculous holders before him (Mayura and Shadow Moth) when he created a sentimonster to satisfy his own selfish desires, he is filled with sadness when he is forced to destroy Red Moon.
Félix unconsciously felt shocked as he looked at Kagami’s ring.
She begins to understand the emotional discipline that all good Miraculous holders like Ladybug and Cat Noir are bound under. And why were the abilities of the Prodigies given to certain people so carefully.
Marinette breaks up the Diamonds’ Dance to tell Adrien that he doesn’t need to hide things from her because he’s afraid of letting her down.
As Ladybug, she was still angry at Félix for his actions in “Strikeback”, causing her to fight him aggressively, but like Cat Noir in “Jubilation”, she returned or kept her composure to think rationally when she asked Félix why he did it.
It was true what she said, “Victory isn’t always what you think.” As she knew, she couldn’t win against Félix physically, but she won against him emotionally.
Amelie expresses her frustration and anger towards Gabriel for the way he pushed her away and even ignored her desperation to find her son.
Both Adrien and Kagami (especially the latter who witnessed this firsthand) become very angry at Argos for destroying everyone they care about.
After Argos brings everyone back, except for Marinette (through their perspective), they are both very concerned for her safety. They are very relieved to see that he is safe.
The episode also showed that people ignore others’ emotions:
Gabriel forbids Adrien from bringing Marinette to the Diamonds’ Dance or even mentioning it to her because he wants him and Kagami to be the prom king and queen. She later forbids Adrien from even mentioning her. He also overlooks Amelie (despite seeing how distressed she is at not knowing where Félix is) and Lila.
Both narrow-minded, both he and Félix acted upon the wishes they wished, as both were so preoccupied with their own feelings that they particularly forgot or cared about anyone else caught in the crossfire. Even reciting along with Nathalie in “Passion”, “I have nothing else to lose”.
It also showed people having their own emotions:
Kagami is still afraid to tell his mother how he feels. At the end of the episode, he decides to do it.
Nathalie is seen suppressing her anger towards Gabriel for trying to force Adrien to join someone else. It’s also enlightening how she goes against her feelings to obey Gabriel because it’s the only way for her to get what she wants.
Emotions towards sentimonsters have also changed:
Because Gabriel and Nathalie only saw them as beings who did their bidding and had no problem destroying them.
While Félix’s feelings for them were sincere and harbored great sadness when he destroyed them.
Although Félix was unaware of it, he began to act like the akumatized victims created by the Monarch:
Bubbler, as they were both blinded by their rage and towards those who had more authority than them as adults, did not distinguish that there was good in the world even though their intentions were pure and for the same person: Adrien.
Lady Wifi because they both wanted something so small but went to great lengths to get it no matter who they hurt.
Miraculer because they both wanted those they cared about to be happy, but went about it the wrong way.
Pharaoh because they both assumed that Ladybug was a bad person, when in fact she is a noble and righteous person.
Queen Wasp and Dark Owl, how the trio wanted to prove that they were better than anyone else, but they proved the opposite.
- A new amokization ability is revealed as not only can the creator give powers and abilities to the sentimonsters they created, but the sentimonsters can also do this for their creators as seen with Argos and Red Moon.
- So in this way, it is possible for the Peacock Miraculous holder to undo the damage they cause as long as they have the power to do so.
- This episode was completed on September 10, 2022.
- This episode reveals that Marinette and Adrien are now a couple, meaning they officially became one somewhere between “Protection” and this episode.
- This is the first episode in which Gabriel is not seen in any of his miraculous forms.
- As a result, it is also the fourth episode to not feature an akumatized villain, following “Sentibubbler”, “Destruction”, and “Illusion”.
- It’s also one of the few episodes where Gabriel isn’t the main character.
- This is the fourth time that Adrien has not transformed into Cat Noir, after “Style Queen”, “Mr. Pigeon 72”, and “Transmission”.
- This is the fifth time Miraculous Ladybug’s superpower has not been used after “Ladybug and Cat Noir”, “Catalyst”, “Destruction” and “Illusion”.
- This is the twelfth time magic spells have not appeared since their introduction after “Sentibubbler”, “Hack-San”, “Ephemeral”, “Kuro Neko”, “Risk”, “Evolution”, “Destruction”, “Illusion”, ” Passion”, “Reunion” and “Transfer”.
- It was revealed that the reason Félix wanted the Peacock Miraculous was because he had the power he needed to force Ladybug and Cat Noir to give him their Miraculous so that he could use the Absolute Power to fulfill his wish to have a world where everyone would not oppressed. nobody and can be and/or do whatever they want. Peacock Miraculous also made sure he got what he wanted, even though the heroes chose not to give him their gems.
- His superhero name Argos is a reference to the Greek mythological creature of the same name, whose multiple eyes were placed by Hera on a peacock’s tail.
- And yet, Félix is the third character overall to want the hero duo’s jewels for himself, aside from Gabriel, who follows Markov and Nathalie.
- Félix is the second Miraculous holder to reveal his identity as such to the public, following Chloé, who revealed her identity to the public as Queen Bee in “Queen Wasp”.