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Mr. Damocles is the principal of Collège Françoise Dupont.

Personality Edit

Mr. Damocles is courteous and authoritative to an extent, but he tends to struggle a lot under pressure, especially when Mayor Bourgeois has preference to his daughter Chloé. He can be quite forgetful and stingy as well, not remembering who Juleka is when Marinette states that she missed the class photo and deciding to ignore her claims entirely when Chloé brings up the fact that he is paying Vincent, the photographer, by the hour.

Despite his flaws, Mr. Damocles can feel concerned over the well being of others, such as when he questions Jagged Stone's decision to face the titular villain. He holds admiration and respect for Ladybug and Cat Noir, so much so that he attempts to become a superhero himself, desiring to help others under the secret identity "The Owl" and showing that he has a good heart and intentions. However, Mr. Damocles can be obtuse at times, not listening to Cat Noir and Ladybug when they urge him to stop his superhero antics so he won't endanger himself. After he is de-akumatized, he learns his lesson and decides to help out others by performing small deeds, without putting himself at risk.

Trivia Edit

  • The name Damocles refers to a character from an ancient Greek story who, after praising the king's good fortune at his position of wealth and power, was invited to sit in the king's place on the throne, unaware (at first) that a sword hung over his head suspended by a single horse hair. The literal meaning of "Damocles" is "fame of the people".
  • Mr. Damocles' design is very reminiscent of an owl. He also has many pictures of different owls in his office.
    • In "The Dark Owl", it is revealed that he is a fan of comic book superhero Knightowl, owning various related comics and merchandise.
  • His akumatized form was first revealed as a silhouette in a promotional poster on Jeremy Zag's Instagram.
    • While his homemade costume and his akumatized appearance are strongly based off of Knightowl's appearance from the in-universe comic books and merchandise, his akumatized form resembles the character Knightowl from the Miraculous Adventures comics.
      • His akumatized villain costume is a modified version of his original costume, a trait similar to Chloé's akumatized villain costume in "Antibug".
  • Dark Owl is is the first supervillain to successfully force one of Ladybug's Miraculous earrings off of her.
  • As Dark Owl, he is one of a few villains to almost murder Ladybug and Cat Noir by almost drowning them).
  • The Dark Owl briefly reappears in "Ladybug (episode)", but he is quickly de-akumatized.
  • Dark Owl appears another time in "Gamer 2.0" for Gamer's powers.

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