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Chloé Bourgeois, known as Queen Bee is the recurring antagonist turned one of the tritagonists and an anti-heroine of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.

In "Antibug", after Ladybug ignores her suggestions on how to beat Vanisher and calls her a liar, she is infected with an akuma by Hawk Moth and becomes Antibug, a supervillain that has the same outfit and the same abilities as Ladybug.

In "Style Queen", after Ladybug lost the Bee Miraculous that she wanted to entrust to Alya Césaire, Chloé found the Bee Miraculous and she, when the Miraculous was inhabited by Pollen, became Queen Bee (Queen B in the French version), a bee-themed superhero who helped Ladybug and Cat Noir "during particularly difficult missions" in the second season and season 3.

Later in "Queen Wasp", after a failed attempt at trying to impress her mother, Chloé is once again akumatized by Hawk Moth and becomes Queen Wasp, a wasp-themed villain. In "Mayura", during the fight with Scarlet Moth, Queen Bee is reakumatized into a scarlet version of Queen Wasp.

As of "Miraculer", Ladybug will no longer call upon Chloé to be Queen Bee due to the risk her identity being public knowledge places upon both Chloé and her family.

In "Heart Hunter", after being passed over too many times by Ladybug and at Hawk Moth's manipulations, Chloé gets akumatized into Miracle Queen, a villain who can control Miraculous holders where she is to set in motion for Hawk Moth's "elaborate mortal plan".

In "Miracle Queen", after being deakumatized by Ladybug and losing both her army of superheroes, the Miracle Box, and the Bee Miraculous, Chloé becomes bitter towards Ladybug and claims she will no longer be her fan and friend, being then expelled for good from the French Miraculous superhero team.

Personality

Chloé is a bossy, arrogant, and superficial girl who does everything in her power to crush and humiliate the other students, especially Marinette. She thinks highly of herself and lowly of others as she believes that she deserves everything and takes pride in her rich lifestyle. She believes that she is the most important person in the world and everyone adores her, but the real reason why she acts like this is because her father, the mayor of Paris, constantly spoils her by giving her everything she wants, while she felt unloved by her mother who was distant and kept forgetting Chloé's name.

If there is something that she wants, like attention or revenge, Chloé will do anything, including underhanded actions, to succeed. She steals Marinette's derby hat design to humiliate her and impress Adrien and Gabriel Agreste and threatens Mr. Damocles into punishing Alya Césaire by calling her father. Chloé rarely treats any of her peers respectfully, being acting bossy and overbearing to her best friend Sabrina Raincomprix and claims to her mother that she is just using the former. Her sour attitude comes across openly to whatever and whoever she despises, but she will sometimes pretend to be innocent and emotionally distressed to manipulate others in front of her father.

While being callous and careless to anyone but herself, Chloé could be cowardly, easily scared of danger often caused by akumatized villains, despite this changed through the series. Having helped caused some people to be akumatized, to her horror and confusion, she found herself their victim for revenge. Despite some of the villains calling her out for her nasty behavior, she disagreed with them, believing she was good. Chloé sometimes acts a little bit like a child or a daddy's girl. Her perceived childishness can also be observed through her affinity for roleplaying games with Sabrina, though could just as easily be a representation of her adoration for Ladybug.

Despite all of these traits, Chloé can be courageous as she is willingly helpful when asked by those she is close to or admires, such as helping Ladybug defeat the villain and asking help to the superheroine in order to save Adrien from her own akumatized mother. Like her mother, she has a fierce temper when angered. Chloé remains awful most of the time, but she shows a bit more kindness occasionally, expressing happiness when Ladybug is saving her or towards Sabrina. She also listens to advice at rare moments, like following Ladybug's suggestion to reconcile with Sabrina. If requested for a purpose, particularly by Adrien so that she can still be friends with him, she knows how to act congenial around others, although she often comes off as forced and can't keep it up for long.

On rare occasions, Chloé can be remorseful towards her actions, seen when she apologizes to Miss Bustier about forgetting her birthday and that her lashing out in anger caused trouble for everyone. After being deakumatized in "Queen Wasp", she sincerely apologizes to Ladybug and Cat Noir for selfishly using her superpowers and for what happened to Pollen because of her actions. In "Animaestro", her attempts to be a better person continued, finding out that Marinette had a crush on Adrien but decided not to tell because she thought it was a waste of time, with that being her way of being nice, proving that both Adrien's and Marinette's words left an imprint on her.

Ultimately, Chloé's abrasive and selfish attitude stems from a massive inferiority complex, born from the neglect her mother showed her as a child. As seen through their interactions, Audrey cares little for her daughter, even failing to remember her name on many occasions, and only gives attention to things that interest her. This has caused Chloé to try and emulate her mother's unpleasant behavior in a vain attempt to win her affection. Additionally, she often shows a lack of self-confidence behind her arrogance, feeling as though nothing she does has any real value no matter what she tries, even referring to herself as "useless" to Ladybug in “Malediktator”. Yet once she received the Bee Miraculous she finally began to feel as though she had true worth and value and after a few missteps showed a true desire to help those around her.

Also, in “Stormy Weather 2”, when she insulted Aurore and it led her to be akumatized, Chloé waited for Ladybug to give her the Bee Miraculous, showing she wanted to fix her mistake.

As Queen Bee, she is proud of her abilities and wanted to prove herself to her mother by causing a subway train to go at dangerous speeds to save it so the civilians will be grateful towards her. She didn't care about hiding her superhero identity in the process, revealing Pollen to the public and transforming in front of everyone. She wants to be a famous, well-known, and well-liked hero just like Ladybug, so she called Nadja Chamack to film her saving the said subway train. However, after a talk with Ladybug, she tearfully reveals that she is aware that no one in her class really likes her and feels useless. When given the Bee Miraculous by Ladybug, she heroically helps her defeat the titular villain and gives back the Miraculous without hesitation. Afterward, she slowly attempts to be a better person by cleaning up her own lair instead of having her butler do it. She was happy that everyone at school threw her a party in honor of her saving Paris.

Similar to Cat Noir, Queen Bee has a bit of a habit of leaping before she looks, meaning she is hasty or quick to act. This was seen when she quickly apologized to her father instead of listening to Ladybug's plan first and when she was eager to fight against Scarlet Moth's akumatized army.

However, in “Heart Hunter", Chloé had grown resentful toward Ladybug for being passed up too many times. When her parents were akumatized, she hoped that Ladybug would give her the Bee Miraculous so she could save them. Instead, she sees that Ladybug chose another heroine over her and grows very upset. Hawk Moth, who managed to steal the Miracle Box, gave Chloé the Bee Miraculous and used her anger to manipulate her into turning against Ladybug, all without akumatizing her.

In "Miracle Queen", after Ladybug deakumatizes her, takes back the Miracle Box and the Bee Miraculous, and expels her from the French superhero team, Chloé bitterly renounces her loyalty and friendship with Ladybug, officially becoming her enemy. And because of her attitude and possiblilty how she was raised, Chloé didn't fully understand a one of the main responsibilities about being a true hero is selflessness. By giving up her powers she was unknowingly protecting everyone including Pollen from their enemies. Through her actions, similar to Hawk Moth just as he used his family's love to cover his guilt, Chloé used those around her to cover up her desire for power and glory meaning she tried to take a shortcut to get the things she wanted.

As Antibug, most of Chloé's personality remains the same except that she is more vengeful towards Ladybug. She enjoys taunting her and Cat Noir about their teamwork, believing she is weak without him and Cat Noir is playing second fiddle.

As Queen Wasp, Chloé is prideful and arrogant towards Cat Noir and Ladybug, believing herself to be a more exceptional hero worthy of her mother's praise than both of them. She also wants to prove herself by taking away their Miraculouses and feels angry towards everyone who dislikes her and paralyzes them.

Throughout all the seasons so far, Chloe's trademark catch phrase is "Ridiculous. Utterly ridiculous" in a few various forms. If nothing goes her way or finds something totally absurd, that's when she'll use that phrase.

Powers and Abilities

As a result, she found a hair comb known as the Bee Miraculous, which when worn grant Chloé the ability to transform into Queen Bee, her superhero alias.

As the former holder of a Miraculous, Chloé is assisted by a small yellow creature resembling a bee called Pollen, who is a magical being known as a kwami. As Queen Bee, Chloé's signature ability is subjection.

Miraculous abilities

With the Bee Miraculous, she had the following abilities:

  • Venom: as Queen Bee, Chloe's superpower has the ability to immobilize her enemies and others.
  • Enhanced reflexes: She jumps and leaps higher than usual.
  • Hand-to-hand combat: She uses her spinning top for defense.

Akumatized abilities

Antibug

Hawk Moth first akumatized her to be a rival for Ladybug with these abilities:

  • Anti-Charm: She has her own version of the Lucky Charm that she used to summon a sword.
  • Rival reflexes: She has the same reflexes as Ladybug.
  • Rival combat: She is equally skilled with her yo-yo, fighting Ladybug back and forth.

Queen Wasp

Hawk Moth akumatized her Miraculous giving her the following abilities:

  • Wasp Control: She controls an army of wasps who can use her Miraculous superpower more than once.
  • Miraculous reflexes: She still has her reflexes as Queen Bee.

Miracle Queen

Miracle Queen is the most powerful akumatized form of Chloe, and a lot like her previous akumatization. After Hawk Moth akumatized her top, she regained her wasps, as well as these abilities:

  • Mind Control: She can control people with a sting from her wasps.
  • Teleportation: She briefly teleported.

Weapons

  • Yo-yo: as Antibug, she has a yo-yo like Ladybug's, except it is black with red spots.
  • Spinning top: as Queen Bee, she has a spinning top she uses as her primary weapon as well as to channel her superpower.

Trivia

  • In earlier concept art of Chloé, she doesn't have her hair in a ponytail. She wears a purple vest with a diamond pattern around the waist, a white long-sleeve shirt, and blue jeans.
    • This is very similar to Sabrina Raincomprix's current outfit.
    • Also, in one concept art, Chloé is watching a fashion show with Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Alya Césaire, suggesting that she may have been friends with them in an earlier concept.
    • A later concept art design for Chloé included a white cardigan with a black edge, white shorts with black stripes, and high white boots with black edges and soles.
  • Originally, Chloé and Sabrina were supposed to be in a trio with Alix, which was a reference to the trio Sam, Clover, and Alex in Totally Spies.
  • The name Chloé means "blooming" and "fertility".
    • The name Chloé also can mean from both ancient Greek and biblical origins. In Greek, the name is closely related to the goddess Demeter and represents fertility and fresh blooming. In the Christian bible, the name means "green herb."
  • Chloé's surname Bourgeois is a French term that is used to describe a member of the middle class within France.
    • The fact that she looks down on people who aren't as popular or rich as her is a reference to this.
  • Thomas Astruc explained at Mangafest in Spain that Chloé was intentionally created since the beginning to be as unpleasant as possible.
  • Chloé's character description on the official Miraculous Ladybug website states that she is Marinette's "greatest frenemy."
  • In "Antibug", it is hinted that Chloé is seen to be a left-handed person.
  • A lot more information about Chloé, such as her backstory, will be revealed and expanded upon in the future.
    • Particularly, the "drums and kisses" episode will be a first step to learning more about Chloé.
      • This episode is later to be revealed to be "Zombizou", it is then followed by "Style Queen", "Queen Wasp", and "Malediktator".
  • Some of Chloé's Ladybug paraphernalia can be seen in her locker in “The Evillustrator”.
  • According to Sabrina in "Zombizou," Chloé never remembers people's birthday, just like her mother.
    • She also doesn't like birthdays due to sole reason.
  • In the future, according to Thomas, Chloé will not end up in a romantic relationship, but her relationship with Sabrina will improve a lot.
  • Her akumatized form appears as Antibug in the theme song animatic.
  • Like Copycat with Cat Noir and Volpina with the Fox Miraculous holder, Antibug is a copy of a Miraculous holder. However, her appearance and superpower, Anti-Charm, are the opposite of Ladybug's.
    • She is the third person to be akumatized for the second time following Alix Kubdel and Ivan Bruel.
      • However, she’s the first person to be akumatized for a second time with a new identity and powers while being in her superhero form.
  • Queen Bee's existence was first revealed in 2015 in an illustration by ZAG celebrating MIFA's 30th anniversary.
    • The character was eventually confirmed to be Queen Bee during the Miraculous Ladybug panel at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
  • She was later teased in a concept poster for the "ZAG Heroez" franchise that Jeremy Zag posted on his Instagram, the poster showing her lower body and legs.
    • She was teased again by Jeremy Zag in a three-second storyboard video.
    • The finished version of Queen Bee for the ZAG Heroez poster was released by Jeremy on Instagram, showing Queen Bee's face. He also tagged the image with #queenbee, suggesting that Queen Bee might be her name.
  • Her identity was later revealed to be Chloé at a Miraculous panel at New York Comic Con 2016.
  • Queen Bee's design changed in many ways from the earliest known concept art of her.
    • She didn't tie up her hair as she lets it hang loosely and she had bangs.
    • She had a black and yellow striped round cap on the side of her head from which protruded two antennae.
    • Her hands were covered with yellow gloves, with the black sleeves ending at a point at the center of the front and back of them.
    • The top part of her torso--including her upper arms--was fuzzy.
    • She had a circular, yellow with black circles purse around her waist.
  • Wilfried Pain commented in an interview that knowing Chloé, she will be showing off a lot as Queen Bee.
  • Chloé is the first Miraculous wielder shown not to maintain a secret identity onscreen.
  • Chloé is the second known person after Gabriel to have a Miraculous that wasn't meant for her. But unlike Gabriel, who uses the Butterfly Miraculous evilly, Chloé used the Bee Miraculous to become a superhero.
  • Following Alya Césaire and Nino Lahiffe, Chloé is the third person to become a Miraculous holder and akumatized villain, excluding Gabriel Agreste, who akumatized himself.
  • Queen Wasp was first revealed on August 31, 2017, at a TFOU press conference.
  • Queen Wasp appears in the trilogy, "The Queen's Battle", along with two other villains: Style Queen and Malediktator.
  • Queen Wasp is another akumatized villain to be based off of a Miraculous holder, previous times being with Copycat, Antibug and Volpina.
    • All of Chloé's akumatizations so far are based on superheroes (Antibug/Ladybug and Queen Wasp/Queen Bee).
  • In the Slovenian dub, her name is changed to Clara Bourgeois.
    • She has the Slovenian name which her mother Audrey called her.
    • She has the Slovenian name like Clara Nightingale's name.
  • As of "Miraculer," Chloé is the first person to be able to successfully resist Hawk Moth's akumatization.
  • Antibug appears another time in "Gamer 2.0" for Gamer's powers.
  • A statue of Antibug appears in the Musée Grévin in "The Puppeteer 2".
  • Chloé has her own official Instagram account. You can find her under @theofficialchloebourgeois.
    • She mentions that she used to do ballet when she was younger.
    • Her signature color is canary yellow.
    • She aspires to be a fashion queen like her mother and gets her looks from her too.
  • She is tied with Alya as they are the only ones of the French Miraculous superhero team to be akumatized the most with a total of four times.
  • She is also the second person following Marinette that has worn multiple Miraculous at one time with a total of nine.
    • However, unlike Marinette, she was unable to activate any of them, besides the one she was already using.
  • Chloé is the first Miraculous holder to be renounced from the French Miraculous superhero team.
  • Chloé, despite the fact she was mean to Marinette and her peers, genuinely wanted to improve herself, as seen in "Malediktator", where she breaks down in tears while telling Ladybug the truth. Also, she genuinely enjoys being a superhero and helping Ladybug.
    • Also, in "Animaestro", Chloé teams up with Marinette in order to prevent Adrien from falling in love with Kagami, as they both see Kagami as a rival for Adrien's affection. Chloé also says that she prefers Adrien being with Marinette rather than with Kagami if she will not be with him.
      • However, this changes in the season 3 finale, where her resentment towards Ladybug for refusing to give her the Bee Miraculous anymore for her and her loved ones' safety causes to betray the heroes to Hawk Moth and willingly allow him to akumatize her.
  • Chloé is the cause of akumatization for all of the girls in Miss Bustier's class, including Alya, Sabrina and even Marinette, who was supposed to be akumatized in "Zombizou", but excluding Lila Rossi, as the two are not shown to interact with each other as of Season 2. However, Chloe and Lila interacted with each other in Season 3, where they are revealed to be enemies of each other.
  • Like Gabriel, Chloé will no longer be Queen Bee in the future by succeeded but someone else.
  • In Season 4, she will be briefly succeeded by another person in the future as temporary holder of the Bee Miraculous, thus making her the first Miraculous holder chosen by Ladybug so far to ever have been replaced in her role.
  • In the episode "Ladybug & Cat Noir – Origins, Part 1", it is revealed that she has been classmates with Marinette for 4 consecutive years.
  • According to a synopsis on Le Figaro, Wang Fu will call on Queen Bee.
  • According to Feri Gonzalez, colorist for ZAG inc and the ambassador for Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir in Latin America, Chloé had never changed at all during the later parts of Season 2, and the entirety of Season 3. She only wanted to be Queen Bee, not only to help others, but to get recognition.
  • Chloé was the only friend Adrien Agreste had before he started attending public school.
  • When Queen Bee got akumatized by Hawk Moth, she used swarms of wasps to immobilize people with Venom.
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