Gabriel Agreste is the main antagonist of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. With the Moth Miraculous, when inhabited by Nooroo, Gabriel transforms into Hawk Moth (Le Papillon in the French version, which translates to "The Butterfly"). He wants Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses and powers for himself, and he creates and controls the akumas, evil creatures who transform normal people into akumatized villains.


  • Both the butterfly and the moth symbolize change or personal evolution. This is likely in connection with his ability to corrupt and transform others into his henchmen.