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This article is about the transformed butterflies. You may be looking for the supervillains.
Fly away, my evil akuma, and evilize him.

Hawk Moth, "The Bubbler"

An akuma is a black butterfly-like creature responsible for transforming people into supervillains. An army of them are created and led by Hawk Moth while Ladybug and Cat Noir are tasked to capture them.[1]

Appearance

When a butterfly is turned into an akuma by Hawk Moth, it turns black with translucent purple spots. Before being turned into an akuma, it is pure white.

Creation and abilities

Hawk Moth creates an akuma by charging a butterfly with his dark energy. The purpose of an akuma is to possess an important object of a person, forming a link between the person and Hawk Moth. Once the deal is made, the akuma in the object releases black and purple smoke that transforms the person into a supervillain. They also can squeeze through incredibly small spaces, being able to get through the crack of a closed elevator door, which is impossible for normal butterflies.

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A non-purified akuma duplicating.

If an akuma is removed from one's object but goes uncaptured and unpurified, it will duplicate itself exponentially. The copies of the akuma will subsequently fly around and indiscriminately seek out other humans. Any humans that make contact with the akuma clones will turn into exact physical copies of the original host's villain form and be petrified in this state. Should the akuma's former host manage to regain the negative emotions that transformed them, to begin with, the original akuma will return to corrupt them once again, and the aforementioned duplicates will awaken and be under their full control, becoming a massive clone army.

When multiple akumas are in existence, they can form a giant swarm shaped like Hawk Moth's head, which he can speak through.

Defeat

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Ladybug releasing a former akuma reverted back into a butterfly.

The akuma leaves the object it inhabits after it is destroyed. From there, Ladybug can catch it with her yo-yo in order to "de-evilize" it by removing the dark energy from it. Afterward, once the akuma reverts back to being a normal butterfly, she releases it, and the butterfly is free, not returning to Hawk Moth's lair.[2] If the akuma is released without being purified, it will multiply and infect other people. But when it is defeated and purified, its duplicates will vanish, reverting the original victim and the other people affected back to normal. The victim often has no memory of the event.

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Episodes


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Other


Trivia

  • In Japanese, "akuma" (悪魔) means "demon" or "devil."
  • In most Asian lore, butterflies symbolize change but are a sign of bad luck when in large numbers.
    • Also, in some animistic beliefs, the sight of butterflies or moths approaching or entering one's house means that an unexpected guest or intruder will arrive in the near future.
  • Akumas are similar to kwamis, both being able to inhabit an object and transform a person into a superbeing.
  • The word "evilize" was created by Thomas Astruc.[3]
  • As seen in "Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)", an akuma will not corrupt someone if they recover from their negative emotions, as Marinette manages to cheer Ivan up before Hawk Moth manages to akumatize him when he gets upset again.

Gallery

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders
Heroes

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat NoirMaster Fu

Villains

Hawk Moth

Kwami

TikkiPlaggNoorooWayzzPollenDuusuTrixx

Previous Miraculous holders

Ancient Chinese Cat Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Moth Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian LadybugCernunnosHeraklesHippolytaJeanne d'ArcMudekudekuTomoe Gozen

Future Miraculous holders

Bee Miraculous holderFox Miraculous holderLe PaonUnknown Miraculous holder

Villains
Main villains

Hawk MothAkuma

Akumatized villains

AnimanAntibugThe BubblerCopycatDark CupidDarkbladeGamerGuitar VillainHorrificatorThe EvillustratorKung FoodLady WifiThe Magician of MisfortuneThe MimeMr. PigeonThe PharaohPixelatorPrincess FragranceThe PuppeteerReflektaRogercopSanta ClawsSimon SaysStoneheartStormy WeatherTimebreakerVanisherVolpina

Unknown and/or future villains

Captain HardrockReplayStyle QueenUnnamed female villain

Other characters
Children/Teenagers

Alix KubdelAlya CésaireAurore BeauréalChloé BourgeoisElla CésaireEtta CésaireIvan BruelJean DuparcJuleka CouffaineLê Chiến KimLila RossiManon ChamackMax KantéMireille CaquetMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffePrince AliRose LavillantSabrina Raincomprix

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardAlec CataldiAndré BourgeoisArmand D'ArgencourtBob RothButlerCaline BustierChrisDoormanFred HaprèleGabriel AgresteJagged StoneJalil KubdelRoger RaincomprixMarlena CésaireMrs. AgresteMr. DamoclesMr. KubdelMs. MendeleievNadja ChamackNathalie SancoeurOtis CésairePenny RollingPrince Ali's chaperoneSabine ChengSanta ClausSarahSimon GrimaultThéo BarbotTom DupainVincentVincent AzaWang ChengXavier RamierXY

Animals

Fang

Future characters

AdamAnansiChloé's motherChris LahiffeThe CollectorLaura MaranoLindalee RoseMarinette's grandmotherThomas AstrucUnnamed Césaire siblingVivica

Non-canon characters
FélixUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodieMercurySparrow)

Start a Discussion Discussions about Akuma

  • Could Cat Noir possibly purify Akuma's with his staff?

    44 messages
    • Buckmana wrote:Honestly, I can't think of a reason why they'd need more powers then the ones they have. The Moth Miraculous appears...
    • Smash it with his staff. Boom.
  • Akuma's origin

    6 messages
    • He had a dark mind and heart that filled with badness and how could this come true right
    • Since the Butterfly is supposed to make superheroes out of normal people and not supervillains, I think it was originally meant to use posit...

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