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Nino Lahiffe, known as Carapace is one of the supporting characters of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.

In "The Bubbler", when Nino becomes frustrated with adults after failing to convince Gabriel Agreste to allow Adrien to have a birthday party, Hawk Moth akumatizes him into The Bubbler, a bubble-wielding supervillain.

Starting from "Anansi", whenever Nino receives the Turtle Miraculous from Ladybug and commands Wayzz to inhabit the Miraculous, he becomes Carapace, a turtle-themed superhero who helps Ladybug and Cat Noir "during particularly difficult missions" in the second season.

In "Mayura", during the fight with Scarlet Moth, due to grief caused by watching Rena Rouge falling victim to an akuma, Carapace is in turn akumatized into Shell Shock, a turtle-themed supervillain.

In "Oblivio", due to his and Alya's embarrassment at being caught playing the Super Penguino video game together, they are both akumatized into Oblivio, a memory-erasing supervillain.

In "Rocketear", after coming to the belief that Alya and Cat Noir are secretly a couple behind his back, Nino is akumatized into Rocketear, a supervillain with the power to cry exploding tears.

Personality

Nino is fun-loving, enthusiastic, friendly, and compassionate. He enjoys being a DJ at parties and hanging out with friends. He is described as "a caring friend with a strong sense of right and wrong." Noticing when someone, like Adrien is upset, he does what he can to comfort them or cheer them up. If he has a vision for something, he stays dedicated to it, sometimes rather stubbornly. But if things don't go in the fashion he wants them to, it exasperates and upsets him. He is more than willing to argue his point, though he is able to change his opinions on situations or particular people. Nino becomes frustrated if he sees something that he considers unfair, like when Adrien's father won't allow Adrien to have a birthday party. However, he doesn't hold grudges for long, and whether by choice or not, he will help others when they ask for it.

However, he tends to act nervous in certain situations, as seen in "Animan" when he tried to ask Marinette on a date and when he stuttered at the sight of being posted on Alya's Ladyblog. He also has some knowledge of how things work in certain situations like in "Horrificator" or "Anansi".

Like Alya, he can be caught up in the moment or excitement of things. However, unlike Alya, he can calm himself down enough to realize reality as he doesn't hesitate on returning the Turtle Miraculous.

When it comes to those he cares about he is brave and loyal, refusing to leave them behind, as seen in "Simon Says", where he didn't want to leave without Adrien, and in "Anansi", when he was even willing to fight against the titular villain to save Alya or staying with her when she's infected in "Zombizou". He is also protective of his brother Chris, running all over the city to find him in "Christmaster". He can become doubtful of his abilities at times but takes advice from others very well.

Also, he seems to be very attached to his signature red cap, as seen in "Chameleon", when it is taken from him by the titular villain and Alya is later seen reassuring him that he looks fine without it.

Nino can at the times be very insecure, especially when it comes to his relationship with Alya, as seen in "Rocketear". After noticing Alya being evasive and keeping secrets, not to mention her apparent attention towards Cat Noir, combined with a scene from a movie where Rena Rouge declares to Cat Noir, Nino comes to suspect there might be something between them and follows Alya to confirm his suspicions. That insecurity of his causes him to misunderstand the situation and believe they are together.

As Carapace, most of Nino's personality remains the same, like his willingness to help others and bravery, although he forgets to speak in a formal manner, calling Ladybug "dude" or "dudette" instead of Ladybug. According to one of Alya's Instagram photos, he is also a bit camera shy.

As The Bubbler, he becomes less caring and more aggressive, being much wilder and louder than normal. Although one of his intentions is to let Adrien have the birthday party that he never gets, he also despises adults and uses his powers to get rid of them. His hatred can extend to his peers if they defy his orders. As The Bubbler, if anyone doesn't listen to him, they get trapped in a bubble. His rage proves to even be an issue for Hawk Moth when he traps Ladybug and Cat Noir and sends them into the sky instead of taking their Miraculouses.

As Shell Shock, his personality as Carapace seems to inverse, making him cruel and aggressive.

As Oblivio, he and Alya become incredibly arrogant and conceited in their own abilities, erasing people's memories on a whim and taunting Ladybug and Cat Noir constantly after doing the same thing to them. However, they are easily frustrated as well, growing angrier and angrier while trying and failing to track down Ladybug and Cat Noir after they detransform.

As Rocketear, he is vengeful towards Cat Noir for what he believes his girlfriend Alya cheating on him with Cat Noir. He tries to destroy Cat Noir mainly, rather than get the Miraculouses or destroy Ladybug. However, when Ladybug stops him from causing any more harm to Cat Noir, he then aims to destroy her aswell.

Skills

Powers

As a result, he is given a bracelet known as the Turtle Miraculous, which when worn grant Nino the ability to transform into Carapace, his superhero alias.

As the holder of a Miraculous, Nino is assisted by a small green creature resembling a turtle called Wayzz, who is a magical being known as a Kwami. As Carapace, Nino's signature ability is protection.

  • Force-field generation: his special power, Shell-ter, allows him to create protective green barriers.
  • Nigh-invulnerability: while transformed, he is nearly invulnerable to any physical injury.

As the Bubbler

  • Bubble manipulation: he can create bubbles using his bubble wand and change them to trap at least two people in one go with a snap of his fingers.
  • Flight: he briefly flew at high speed with his bubble jetpack on his back, generating more bubbles.

As Oblivio

  • Super strength
  • Intangibility

Abilities

  • DJ skills

Occupation

He is a student.

Trivia

  • He is one of the superheroes who doesn't get akumatized into his previous akumatized form.

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