There’s a big problem at the heart of Miraculous. You see, the romantic tension between Marinette and Adrien is arguably the most compelling part of the show. We want to root for this relationship to happen, and most of the time, we can. But every once in a while, Adrien crosses a line. To be frank, despite the show’s attempts to frame Adrien’s crush on Ladybug as sweet and endearing, he sometimes exhibits obsessive, borderline stalker-ish attitudes and behaviors.
When he’s acting as Cat Noir, Adrien repeatedly professes his love for Ladybug, time and time again, forcing her to endlessly rebuff his affections, and he sometimes even does this in the middle of their battles against supervillains. There’s even a bit in the episode “Animan” when he tries to stealthily smell her without her noticing. As you might imagine, she does notice, and she isn’t too pleased. Since he’s just a teenager, we’re willing to cut the kid some slack, but enough is enough. Seriously dude, don’t keep hitting on someone who’s already shot you down, especially not while they’re at work.
On the other hand, there was that time in the episode “Cat Blanc” when Marinette was sneaking through Adrien’s bedroom while he wasn’t home, and she touched all his belongings and smelled his pillow, so maybe turnabout is fair play? Eh, you decide for yourself. Is Adrien unforgivably creepy, or do these two freaks absolutely deserve each other?