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We must find Nooroo and his Miraculous. If it has gotten into the wrong hands, there's no telling what evil will come upon the world!

Wang Fu, "Ladybug & Cat Noir"

The Butterfly Miraculous, also called the Moth Miraculous, is a brooch that, whenever Nooroo inhabits it, transforms the wearer into a butterfly-themed superhero with the power of transmission. The brooch is currently owned by Gabriel Agreste, who uses it to transform into Hawk Moth for evil purposes — specifically, creating supervillains who attempt to steal Ladybug's and Cat Noir's Miraculouses.


When not transformed, the brooch is oval-shaped and its front is purple. It opens up like a locket, in which an image can be placed. The edges of the brooch and the back of the front part are gray metal, some of it branching out on the outer area of the front of the brooch. When Nooroo inhabits the Miraculous, it becomes a dark purple button, with four light pink strands of fabric coming out from it, making it resemble a butterfly or moth.


Gabriel transform

Even when disguised, the Butterfly Miraculous grants its wielder the ability to sense positive or negative emotions in order to precisely pinpoint a targeted person's identity. Able to sense various people and their emotions, the wielder usually targets a person with the strongest emotions for the best manipulation.[1] While able to sense emotions, the holder cannot read minds.[2]

Akumatization is the Butterfly Miraculous's superpower. The wielder can energize a butterfly, which turns it black and into an akuma, to be sent to possess an object of the person.[3] Then, the Butterfly Miraculous holder is able to communicate with the person to offer him or her powers. Once they accept, they transform into a super being. In addition, the wielder can telepathically connect to the akumatized person to talk with them and perceive what that person perceives.[2] If the akumatized person is using their powers wrongly or not the way the holder wants them to, the holder can cause pain to the akumatized person by controlling the person's body to a certain extent, or take away their powers.[4] In "The Collector", it is revealed that Moth Miraculous holders can akumatize themselves; to do it, however, they need to first create an akuma and then give up the possession of their Miraculous.

These powers, however, do have their limitations. Hawk Moth appears to only be able to make one akumatized villain at a time, and it seems that he must wait for some amount of time between creating villains.

List of owners


Moth Miraculous holder displayed in the Miraculous book.
A famous French fashion designer and the current holder of the Moth Miraculous. He is using the Moth Miraculous evilly in order to get the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous.


The Great Guardian. When not in use, the Butterfly Miraculous is supposed to be stored by him in the Miracle Box.
The guardians of the Miraculouses. The Order protected the Butterfly Miraculous until their dissolution.



Comics and books



  • Butterflies are a symbol of transformation and resurrection.
  • In the French comic adaptation of "Ladybug & Cat Noir", Nooroo states the Butterfly Miraculous represents generosity.
    • Although later MiraculousMX confirmed in her Twitter that it represents transmission.
  • The Butterfly Miraculous is currently the only known Miraculous that is being used for evil.
    • If used for good, the Butterfly Miraculous can create superheroes instead of supervillains.
      • It can also give people hope to fight when the world is in danger.[5]
      • The power to cause pain to an akumatized person or remove their powers is supposed to be a safeguard to prevent the person from using their powers wrongly or evilly.[4]
  • Although it has yet to be seen, people feeling insufficient emotion can decline to become akumatized, such as those targeted by Hawk Moth if they don't despair enough.[6]
    • In "Despair Bear" and "Gigantitan", it was shown the akuma would stop if it's target has overcome his or hers negative emotions.
    • In "Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1)", Hawk Moth's powers were increased, and he no longer needed the consent of his target, though the akuma still needed negative emotions to take hold of it's target.
  • The Butterfly Miraculous glows whenever someone is feeling negative emotions.

A picture of Emilie Agreste inside the Butterfly Miraculous.

  • In "Ladybug & Cat Noir", the inactive Miraculous is large enough to sit in Gabriel's palm and contain a photo, but in "The Collector", the inactive Miraculous is notably smaller, being the same size as the active one is without wings.
  • Wang Fu mentions in "Ladybug & Cat Noir" that he thought the Butterfly Miraculous had been lost forever.
  • As shown in "Simon Says", akumas and akumatized villains can retain their powers even when the Miraculous holder is not transformed.
  • The Butterfly Miraculous's user is seemingly immune to the effects of the Akumatized villains, as he was not trapped in one of the Bubbler's bubbles despite being an adult, nor was he turned into a knight from Darkblade's barrier.
    • However, this does not apply when the Miraculous is inactive, as shown in "Simon Says", nor to non magical powers as shown in "Robostus".
    • However in "Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1)", not only was Hawk Moth affected by the titular villain, he counted on it to fulfill his plan.


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ve Objects

Ladybug MiraculousCat Miraculous

Butterfly MiraculousTurtle MiraculousFox MiraculousBee MiraculousPeacock Miraculous

Rat MiraculousOx MiraculousTiger MiraculousRabbit MiraculousDragon MiraculousSnake Miraculous
Horse MiraculousGoat MiraculousMonkey MiraculousRooster MiraculousDog MiraculousPig Miraculous

Non-Canon Miraculouses

Bear MiraculousLion Miraculous


Miracle BoxMiraculous potionsMiraculous spellbook

Miraculous tools

Yo-yoStaffCaneFluteSpinning topShieldPeacock Miraculous tool

Other weapons

List of Lucky Charm objectsList of akumatized objects


Adrien's computerMarinette's computerMax's flash driveLadyblog


Adrien's cellphoneAlya's cellphoneChloé's cellphoneMarinette's cellphoneNino's cellphoneRose's cellphoneSabrina's cellphone

TV channels


TV shows

Fill My ShoesSide by SideThe ChallengeWorld's Greatest Chef contest

Clothes and Accessories

Adrien's Christmas hatAdrien's scarfMarinette's derby hat


Adrien's bagsAlya's bagsChloé's bagsMarinette's bagsMarinette's purseNino's bags


Adrien's braceletChloé's braceletJalil's necklaceMarinette's braceletSabrina's brooches

Other Accessories

Alix's watchJagged Stone's glassesKwagatama


Gabriel (brand)Adrien (fragrance)

Other objects
Marinette's creations

Adrien's scheduleList of Marinette's creationsMarinette's bannerMarinette's magic boxValentine's Day card


HistoireMathsMajestia Issue 56Marinette's diaryMarinette's sketch padsRose's notebook

Art Pieces

Egyptian papyrusLadybug's and Cat Noir's sculpturePainting of Emilie AgresteSolitude


Marinette's dollsMr. CuddlyMr. Squid


Candy applesMarinette Soup


Number OneRock GiantUltimate Mecha Strike III


Black substanceJagged Stone's guitarLove letter

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