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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!

Master Fu, "Ladybug & Cat Noir"

The Moth Miraculous, also called the Butterfly Miraculous, is a brooch that, whenever Nooroo inhabits it, transforms the wearer into a moth-themed superhero with the power of generosity.[1] The brooch is currently owned by Gabriel Agreste, who uses it to transform into Hawk Moth.

It is is being used 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.


The Moth 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.[2] While able to sense emotions, the holder cannot read minds.[3]

Akumatization is the Moth Miraculous' 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.[4] Then, the Moth Miraculous holder is able to communicate with the person to offer him or her powers. Once they accept, they transform into super beings. In addition, the wielder can telepathically connect to the possessed person to talk with them; while the holder can't read minds, they perceive what their akumatized person perceives.[3] 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.[5]

In "The Collector", it is revealed that a Moth Miraculous holder can akumatize themselves; to do it, however, they need to first create an akuma and then give up the possession of their Miraculous.

However, these powers 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


Ancient Chinese Moth
Moth Miraculous holder displayed in the Miraculous book.
Hawk Moth
An unknown person and the current Moth Miraculous holder. He is using the Moth Miraculous evilly in order to get the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous.


Master Fu
The Great Guardian. When not in use, the Moth Miraculous is supposed to be stored by him in the Miraculous jewelry box.
Order of the Guardians
The guardians of the Miraculouses. The order protected the Moth Miraculous until it fell apart.



Comics and books


  • In the French version, this Miraculous is called "La broche du papillon," which means "Butterfly brooch."
    • Thomas Astruc noted that butterflies and moths are the same species, but the Miraculous' animal theme is meant to be the butterfly.[6]
  • In "The Collector", Master Fu calls it the Butterfly Miraculous.
  • As shown in "The Collector", and retrospectively in "Simon Says", akumas and akumatized villains can retain their powers even when the miraculous holder is not transformed.
  • Butterflies are a symbol of transformation and resurrection.
  • If used for good, the Moth Miraculous can create superheroes instead of supervillains.
    • It can also give people hope to fight when the world is in danger.[7]
    • 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.[5]

      A picture of Mrs. Agreste inside the Moth Miraculous.

  • Currently, there is a photo of Mrs. Agreste inside the brooch.
  • In "Ladybug & Cat Noir", the inactive Miraculous is large enough to sit in its bearer'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.
  • The Moth Miraculous is currently the only known Miraculous that is being used for evil.
  • Although it has yet to be seen, people can decline to become akumatized like if in Hawk Moth's case they don't despair enough.[8]
  • Master Fu mentions in "Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)" that he thought the Moth Miraculous had been lost forever.
    • As revealed by Thomas, Season 2 will explain how Hawk Moth found the Miraculous after it was lost.[9]
  • In the French comic adaptation of "Ladybug & Cat Noir", Nooroo states the Moth Miraculous represents generosity.
  • The Moth Miraculous' user is seemingly immune to the affects 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 knights from Darkblade's barrier.
    • However, this does not apply when the Miraculous is inactive as shown in Simon Says.



ve Objects

Ladybug MiraculousCat MiraculousMoth MiraculousTurtle MiraculousFox MiraculousBee Miraculous
Peacock MiraculousRat MiraculousOx MiraculousTiger MiraculousRabbit MiraculousDragon Miraculous
Snake MiraculousHorse MiraculousGoat MiraculousMonkey MiraculousRooster Miraculous
Dog MiraculousPig Miraculous


Miraculous jewelry box

Miraculous tools

Yo-yoStaffCaneFluteTrompoTurtle Miraculous toolPeacock Miraculous tool

Other weapons

List of Lucky Charm objectsList of akumatized objects

Other objects

Adrien's cellphoneAdrien's computerAlya's cellphoneChloé's cellphoneKIDZ+Marinette's cellphoneMarinette's computerMax's flash driveNino's cellphoneLadyblogRose's cellphoneSabrina's cellphoneTV 5TViUltimate Mecha Strike III

TV shows

The ChallengeSide by SideFill My ShoesWorld's Greatest Chef contest

Clothes and accessories

Adrien's bagsAdrien's Christmas hatAdrien's scarfAlix's watchAlya's bagsChloé's bagsChloé's braceletJagged Stone's glassesJalil's necklaceKwagatamaMarinette's bagsMarinette's braceletMarinette's derby hatMarinette's purseNino's bagsSabrina's brooches


Number OneRock Giant


Adrien's scheduleBlack substanceCandy applesEgyptian papyrusGabriel (brand)HistoireJagged Stone's guitarLadybug's and Cat Noir's sculptureList of Marinette's creationsMathsLove letterMajestia Issue 56Marinette SoupMarinette's bannerMarinette's diaryMarinette's dollsMarinette's magic boxMarinette's sketch padsMiraculous spellbookMr. CuddlyMr. SquidRose's notebookValentine's Day card

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