Considering canon has given us:
The True Love’s Kiss spell break during Dark Cupid
AND Sleeping Beauty-mode frozen Adrien Agreste in Style Queen
What are the odds that as things go dark...and maybe once they know who Hawkmoth is (or perhaps because of it), we see both of these two concepts finally meet in the middle.
Given all the craziness they’ve already gone through and how being close in Ephemeral, even fleetingly was all Gabriel needed to turn the tides in his favor in the darkest way possible, I kind of doubt even if the Love Square reveal to each other happens before Hawkmoth is unmasked. If anything their love and their doubts might make them both only pine that much harder.
Until Adrien tries to break free of Gabriel’s control.
Gabriel already has the alliance rings to pretend his son is there and real.
And with no Nathalie to keep Adrien in line...and the Gorilla’s competence already in question, it wouldn’t be a leap to see Gabriel take a drastic move.
Especially since he conveniently has had at least two glass coffins for his wife since he seems to be pretty prone to smash the glass in a fit of rage.
At least to anyone who might not be watching him close enough.
Of course, Marinette would know. She would absolutely worry...and with maybe only Alya else to lean back on, her Gabriel Agreste theory might come back up... (especially since Alya’s early theory was far more spot on than either of them ever realized.)
It just would make Adrien’s suddenly compliant behavior all the more suspect.
She wouldn’t let him suffer. Not when she could do something about it.
We know from Style Queen that Plagg could be free when Adrien was in stasis, so long as he escaped.
We also know Adrien still has the spy tools he picked up from when Felix dropped them.
Getting down into the basement would be easy. And with Plagg unseen by cameras, he could easily mess with the cameras to hide Ladybug’s presence in the Agreste basement.
Surely it would be shocking for Ladybug to see Adrien’s mother lying prone in the middle of the basement, after she was supposed to have been dead for more than a year. But it would be seeing Adrien lifeless and unmoving that would be the most chilling. Especially after knowing how free and animated as Chat Noir that Adrien had proven himself to be.
It all felt wrong.
She tried jostling him. She tried pleading.
She even tried crying.
Her mind raced and must have tried a dozen more things -- to include her Lucky Charm to bring her Prince back to her.
Until, finally, a mad, truly reckless thought occurred.
True love’s kiss had worked once before.
She just hadn’t realized why. She never would have imagined Chat Noir and her Adrien were one in the same.
So, Ladybug’s powers weren’t the only ones she had.
Which meant there was hope.
With her earrings beeping furiously, Ladybug leapt forward, hastily pressing her lips to Adrien’s chilled one before she could second guess herself again.
Not daring to breathe. At least not until he finally did.
Adrien’s green eyes fluttered open.
The soft pink glow of her de-transformation haloing around her head as Adrien slowly smiled back up at Marinette, his hand lifting up to dry the tears from her eyes. “Hello, my Lady.”
She dove back against Adrien as he sat up, hugging him for all he was worth.
“Not that I’m complaining,” Adrien smirked, fingertips hovering just over his lips. “But this isn’t exactly the way I expected to be woken up. Your plans never fail to amaze me.”
Bracing her hands on either cheek, she covered her lips over his once again. “It was a last resort,” she assured, exhaling as she backed away from him a little more. “However, unless you want that kiss to be our last, we both need to suit up quick, to deal with your father.”
Queen Elizabeth attends premiere of Richard Attenborough's film "Chaplin" at the Odeon Leicester Square in London December 16th 1992.
Top photo the Queen talking to Geraldine Chaplin who played her grandmother Hannah in the film, Kevin Dunn who played Mack Sennett and Anthony Hopkins who played a fictional editor. Bottom Geraldine Chaplin, the star of the film Robert Downey Jr and director Richard Attenborough.
Photographer Brian Smith (Royal Rota) for the Daily Telegraph.