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I used to think that maybe [Ladybug] was a scientist who got stung by a radioactive ladybug while strolling at the Cité des Sciences. But the more I think about it, the more I believe it's actually the earrings that help Ladybug to transform, so the whole bug-bite theory kind of went out the window.

Alya, "Ladyblog"


The Ladybug Miraculous is a pair of earrings that, whenever Tikki inhabits them, transform the wearer into a ladybug-themed superhero, who possesses the powers of good luck and creation. The earrings are currently owned by Marinette, who uses them to turn into the heroine Ladybug.

Appearance

In general, the earrings are circular with a smooth surface and a silver lining. When Marinette isn't Ladybug the earrings are black. However, when Tikki goes into the earrings while Marinette is transformed, they become red with five black spots in a quincunx pattern. As Marinette starts running out of power, the earrings make a beeping sound and the dots start disappearing one at a time as an indication of how much time she has left.


Abilities

Marinette tranforming

The Ladybug Miraculous grants its wielder incredible powers of speed, endurance, and strength. Its special weapon is an unbreakable yo-yo, which can be utilized as both a weapon and a communicator. Its special superpower is called the Lucky Charm, giving the user the ability to summon a useful object in order to obtain their goal, like defeating a villain. As long as the superpower isn't used, the wielder can remain transformed indefinitely. However, as soon as the superpower is used, the wielder loses power and the transformation usually wears off in five minutes.[1]

The Ladybug Miraculous also can purify anything "corrupt or malignant."[2] Using the yo-yo, the holder traps the infection, an infected creature, or an infected object, and the yo-yo cures it. When the yo-yo opens, the infection is gone, and if there was an infected animal or object, it is healed or clean. The person can use the Miraculous' purification power on various things, like akumas created with the Moth Miraculous or an unknown black substance seen in fourth issue of Miraculous Adventures.

If the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous are used together while also using a special invocation, the holder will achieve ultimate power. The person wielding them can make a wish that can alter reality. However, because the universe must maintain balance, every action has a reaction; for instance, a wish to become human would result in someone losing their humanity.

Power Ups

After Tikki consumes one of several special potions, or an eatable made with one, and the wielder transform, they are able to unlock power-ups, an additional specific ability granted by each potion. So far, only seven potions has been shown, each with a unique color:

  • The green potion transform Tikki into "Aqua-Tikki" and grants the wielder the ability to breathe underwater, and improve their swimming capability with flippers on the feet.
  • The light blue potion grants the wielder ice related abilities.
  • A red potion that grants unknown powers.
  • A yellow potion that grants unknown powers.
  • An orange potion that grants unknown powers.
  • A purple potion that grants unknown powers.
  • A pink-peach potion that grants unknown powers.


List of owners

Wielders

The Ladybug Miraculous holder displayed in the Miraculous book.
An OmuHimba girl from northern Namibia.
A kunoichi and an assassin in feudal Japan.
A French girl and a musketeer who lived somewhere around approximately 200 to 400 years ago.
A Mexican girl who lived during the Mexican colonial times.
An Egyptian woman who lived 5,000 years ago.
An Amazonian queen; known from Greek mythology.
A French warrior, who lived approximately 600 years ago.
An Aztec warrior who lived before or during the existence of the Aztec Empire.
A Vietnamese girl living during an unknown time.
A French teenage girl and the current Ladybug Miraculous holder. Given to her by Master Wang Fu, Marinette is working to stop Hawk Moth and his supervillains.

Keepers

The Great Guardian. He was storing the Ladybug Miraculous in the jewelry box before giving it to Marinette.
The guardians of the Miraculouses. The Order protected the Ladybug Miraculous until their dissolution.

Sightings

Episodes


Comics and books


Other


Trivia

  • In the theme song, the Ladybug Miraculous are in the raised center of the Miraculous jewelry box with the Cat Miraculous, both of their sections creating a yin-yang symbol inside the box.
    • The Ladybug Miraculous is in the yin section (like in every yin-yang symbols, there’s also both of them in each). Some of the things that yin represents is coldness, darkness, passiveness, and intuition (which interprets the Cat Miraculous).
  • Ladybugs are known to be symbols of good luck, protection, and love.
  • Ladybug's legacy is over 5,000 years old, as revealed in "The Pharaoh".
  • Both the Ladybug Miraculous and the Goat Miraculous are so far the only known Miraculouses that has two pieces.
  • The user needs to be wearing both earrings for the transformation to work.[3]
    • As seen in "The Dark Owl", if one of the earrings are taken, the suit will slowly dematerialize, though the Yo-yo remain.
      • In "Dark Owl", the left earring was taken, and the dematerialization began with the right side of the mask and the right hand, showing Marinette's bare skin.
  • In "Troublemaker", the left earring was taken, and the dematerialization began with the left side of the mask, both forearms, and both shins. Additionally, a high pitch beeping was emitted from the earrings. As the suit dematerialized, Marinette's body, excluding the face, was covered with pink energy. When the earring was returned, the missing parts completed themselves, and the beeping stopped.
  • In early concept for the series, including before kwamis were created, the earrings gave pure luck to its wearer. However, as Thomas Astruc explained, "it only works when [the wearer uses] it for others. Otherwise it backfires."[4]
    • Because broadcasters believed pure luck as a power was "too abstract for kids," Thomas figured out a different superpower, Lucky Charm. [5]
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    The Ladybug Miraculous' design in the early CGI animation.

    The design of the earrings was different in the Ladybug PV and early CGI animation. In them, the earrings had gold outlines around the edges of the earring and the black spots.
    • In "The Pharaoh", Ladybug gives Pharaoh a fake pair of earrings that more closely resemble the earlier design.
  • Thomas Astruc stated that he might include previous Ladybugs into the show if he finds a good story for them.[6]
  • For a staged battle for Mr. Damocles as the Owl in "The Dark Owl", Marinette creates a fake replica of the Ladybug Miraculous, which she later uses to trick Mr. Damocles' akumatized form and Hawk Moth.
  • In the NYCC 2016, the Ladybug Miraculous seems to have other magical abilities. These abilities seem to be related to objects known as the Stone of the Sun, the Stone of the Moon, the Pearl of the Sea, the Pearl of the Heart, and the Pearl of the Mysteries.[7]
    • Stone of the Sun - Flying power
    • Pearl of the Mysteries - Infinite Lucky Charms
    • Pearl of the Heart - Cure the akumatized
    • Pearl of the Sea - Breathe and swim underwater
    • Stone of the Moon - Fly and breathe in space
      • However, Thomas later confirmed on Twitter that the Pearls and Stones are a concept that won't feature in the show anymore.[8]
        The Pearl of the Sea power was replaced by the green Miraculous potion.
  • So far, only one male which is Micazoyolin has wielded the Ladybug Miraculous.

Gallery

LB Transformation (15)
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References


ve Objects
Miraculouses
Miraculouses

Ladybug MiraculousCat Miraculous

Moth 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

Related

Miraculous jewelry boxMiraculous potionsMiraculous spellbook

Weapons
Miraculous tools

Yo-yoStaffCaneFluteTrompoShieldPeacock Miraculous tool

Other weapons

List of Lucky Charm objectsList of akumatized objects

Technology
Computers

Adrien's computerMarinette's computerMax's flash driveLadyblog

Cellphones

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

TV channels

KIDZ+TV 5TVi

TV shows

Fill My ShoesSide by SideThe ChallengeWorld's Greatest Chef contest

Clothes and Accessories
Clothes

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

Bags

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

Jewelry

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

Other Accessories

Alix's watchJagged Stone's glassesKwagatama

Gabriel

Gabriel (brand)Adrien (Fragrance)

Other objects
Marinette's creations

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

Books

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

Art Pieces

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

Dolls

Marinette's dollsMr. CuddlyMr. Squid

Foods

Candy applesMarinette Soup

CDs

Number OneRock GiantUltimate Mecha Strike III

Miscellaneous

Black substanceJagged Stone's guitarLove letter

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