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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 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 for evil purposes — specifically, creating supervillains who attempt to steal Ladybug's and Cat Noir's Miraculouses.

Appearance

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.

Abilities

Gabriel transform

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 akumatized person to talk with them and perceive what that 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 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

Wielders

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.

Keepers

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

Sightings

Episodes

Comics and books


Other


Trivia

  • 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 (which is not strictly true, although they are closely related), but the Miraculous' animal theme is meant to be the butterfly.[6]
    • In "The Collector", Master Wang Fu calls it the Butterfly Miraculous.
  • As shown in "The Collector", and "Simon Says" in retrospect, 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]
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      A picture of Emilie Agreste inside the Moth Miraculous.

  • Currently, there is a photo of Emilie 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 feeling insufficient emotion can decline to become akumatized, such as those targeted by Hawk Moth if they don't despair enough.[8]
  • Wang 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 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.

Gallery

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References


ve Objects
Miraculouses
Miraculouses

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

Other objects
Technology

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

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

Dolls

Marinette's dollsMr. CuddlyMr. Squid

Foods

Candy applesMarinette Soup

CDs

Number OneRock Giant

Miscellaneous

Black substanceEgyptian papyrusGabriel (brand)Jagged Stone's guitarLadybug's and Cat Noir's sculptureLove letterPainting of Emilie Agreste

Start a Discussion Discussions about Moth Miraculous

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