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Come on Marinette! You can do it! Just remember the formula. Think, Marinette, think!

—Tikki, "Timebreaker"

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Tikki is a kwami that is connected to the Ladybug Miraculous, and with her power, its wearer can use the earrings to transform into a ladybug-themed superhero, the current wearer being Marinette Dupain-Cheng.

Appearance

Tikki is a small crimson creature that is 10 centimeters tall.[1] She has a large head, a tiny body, and dark blue eyes. Additionally, she has freckles across her face.[2] She resembles a ladybug, with two antennae, a large black spot on her forehead, back, and each side of her head, and a short tail with three tips aligned vertically.

In Tales from Paris, Tikki's eyes are periwinkle.

Personality

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Tikki, not understanding Marinette's idiom, about to pinch her.

Tikki is calm and collected,[3] while being optimistic, loving, kind, and encouraging. Having a lot of wisdom, Tikki is very open to giving advice, and she will call people out for bad decisions if necessary. Although she can become annoyed or exasperated with others, she doesn't stay upset at them for long, only wanting what's best for them and those around them. She believes in the importance of saving the world above her own needs, even willing to help Marinette transform instead of seeing Master Fu to get healed in "Princess Fragrance". She can also act a bit rashly if she needs to achieve something important, like getting the Miraculous book from Adrien in "Volpina".

Abilities

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Tikki phasing through a locker door.

Tikki is able to fly and levitate. In "Copycat", helping Marinette get Adrien's phone, she shows that she can also phase through solid objects, such as a locker door so she can unlock it. She can also carry things that weigh more than her, such as bringing an apple to Marinette without struggle until she trips over a spool of thread in "Mr. Pigeon".

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Tikki entering the Ladybug Miraculous.

As a kwami, Tikki gives the wearer the power of creation (good luck) and transforms them into a ladybug-themed superhero by entering the Ladybug Miraculous. Although unable to communicate to the wearer while they are transformed, Tikki usually knows what is going on during that time. In "The Bubbler", Tikki is aware that Marinette wasted her power as Ladybug because she was jealous of Chloé with Adrien, and in "The Mime", after Marinette destransforms, Tikki says to her that it was cool she complimented Alya when she was surrounded by the press earlier. Whenever the wearer uses Lucky Charm, Tikki begins losing power and eventually can't retain the transformation any longer, leaving the earrings and reverting the wearer back to normal. Tikki is exhausted and out of energy afterwards, so to be able to transform the wearer again, she must refuel by eating food like cookies.

Relationships

Marinette Dupain-Cheng

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Tikki listening to Marinette as the thinks over her problem.

Tikki sees Marinette as a fantastic hero who has improved over time, a talented designer, and a sweet friend. The duo have a warm relationship, with Tikki cheering up Marinette whenever she is upset or assisting her in anything, including her fashion work or plans to win Adrien's heart.

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Tikki congratulating Marinette with a head nuzzle.

Tikki has to warn her about things sometimes. When Marinette wastes her Lucky Charm on preventing Chloé from kissing Adrien in "The Bubbler", Tikki tells her that using her power out of jealousy is not a good reason for running out of energy as Ladybug. As seen in "Darkblade", Tikki worries a lot about Marinette having her alter ego revealed, expressing concern when Marinette writes in her diary about her adventures as Ladybug. Having been partners with multiple Ladybugs before, Tikki says that Marinette is the cutest, and she is proud of her for doing her best as the current Ladybug.  

Plagg

While Tikki and Plagg have yet to be seen together in the show, they "know each other very well."[4]

Master Fu

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Tikki being healed by Master Fu.

Tikki knows Master Fu, referring to him as the Great Guardian. Being very loyal to him, she trusts his choice for Marinette to be the new Ladybug, and she is familiar with his healing abilities and asks for Marinette to take her to him in "Princess Fragrance". When she recognizes the Miraculous book in Adrien's possession in "Volpina", she obtains it, unbeknownst to Adrien, and goes with Marinette to give it back to Master Fu at his shop, knowing he needs the vital book and believing it's time Marinette meets him officially.

Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir

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Tikki listening to Marinette, who is looking at a photo of Adrien on her cellphone.

Tikki knows how much Adrien means to Marinette, and she often gives help or guidance to her for acting on her feelings towards him. She figures out that the letter in "Dark Cupid" is referring to Marinette — not knowing it's actually referring to Ladybug — and she realizes the danger in Adrien seeing all of the pictures Marinette has of him in her room in "Gamer". Tikki hopes that Adrien comes to love Marinette as Marinette loves him, but she views it as an issue at times that Marinette's judgement occasionally becomes clouded when he is around, especially when he is hanging out with rivals for his affection. She also feels bad that they had to steal the Miraculous book away from him in "Volpina", but the information it contains is too important to not give back to Master Fu.

With Cat Noir, Tikki is less prone to irritation with him than Marinette, and she likes him. When he is in danger in "Antibug", she advises Marinette to save him, even though she isn't able to transform at the time, as she as is worried with her about Cat Noir. Despite being diligent that no one should know Ladybug's secret identity, she asks without any negatively associated emotions and with genuine curiosity if Marinette feels it in her heart to reveal her secret identity to Cat Noir

Alya Césaire

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Tikki (in Marinette's purse) viewing the Egyptian papyrus with Marinette and Alya.

Tikki has never met Alya, but she is aware that she is Marinette's best friend and knows how important she is to Marinette, commenting that both are lucky to have each other. Meanwhile, Tikki is sometimes worried that Alya will find out that Marinette is Ladybug and expose her secret identity to everyone, but so far, she and Marinette have been able to figure out ways to prevent her discovering the truth. She also is willing to reveal interesting info to Alya, leading her and Marinette to a papyrus that reveals the existence of the Ancient Egyptian Ladybug and the many years Ladybug has been around in "The Pharaoh".

Chloé Bourgeois

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Tikki, sick and weak, stuck with Chloé and pretending to be a toy.

While having never interacted with Chloé, Tikki finds her just as irritating as Marinette does. In "Guitar Villain", Tikki describes Chloé referring to herself in the third person as annoying. In "Princess Fragance", for a while, she is stuck pretending to be a plush toy because Chloé mistakes her as one, doesn't return her to Marinette, and presents her to Prince Ali as a gift.

History

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Sightings


Trivia

  • Tikki's name means "happiness" in another language.[5]
  • Tikki's current design is different than it was in the Ladybug PV. In the PV, she is red with a dark brown four-leaf clover on her forehead and black eyes, and she is much bigger, being around the size of Marinette's head.
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    Marinette cuddling Tikki in the Ladybug PV.

  • Tikki is the only kwami who is referred to by the feminine pronoun in Season 1.
    • This is true in every dub except for the Korean and Turkish dubs, where Nooroo is considered female.
  • There have been cases where Tikki has been accidentally heard or noticed by people.
    • Alya overhears Marinette's and Tikki's conversation in "Lady Wifi" and "The Mime".
    • Cat Noir almost sees Tikki when he is trapped with Marinette in "The Evillustrator", but Marinette manages to hide her.
    • Tikki accidentally flung out of Marinette's purse in "Princess Fragrance", and pretends to be a doll when Chloé finds her.
      • In the same episode, Marinette describes her as a special breed of cat to Master Fu.
    • In "Animan", Alya overhears Marinette talking to Tikki over the phone, but she believes she is talking to her.
    • In "Pixelator", two civilians notice Tikki in Marinette's purse, and pretends to be a cat when spot.
    • Adrien's bodyguard sees Marinette talking to Tikki while she's in her purse in "Guitar Villain" and looks at Marinette suspiciously.
  • In an interview, Mela Lee revealed that Tikki likes baking, but that she is too small to bake, and so she will spend time just reading recipe books.[6]

Gallery

MP Diabetes inducing Tikki
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References


Start a Discussion Discussions about Tikki

  • Do Miraculous grant powers without knowing the activation codephrase?

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    • Maybe he just want to eleminate the competition. If he has the other Miraculous, he is the only Miraculous holder and the strongest person on ...
    • Actually, in that scenario, only one of them would be able to simulate the power they used to have, since the other would have to be using ...
  • Soo Cute😍

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    • She is sooo cute and adorable!😍
    • Who are we talking about?

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