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I am a kwami, and my name is Tikki.

—Tikki, "Ladybug and Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)"

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Tikki is the kwami of creation 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.


Tikki is a small crimson creature that is 10 centimeters (4 inches) tall.[5] She has a tiny body, a large head, dark blue eyes, and freckles across her face.[6] 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.

As "Aqua Tikki" she has a tail with a caudal fin instead of legs, and her arms have pectoral fins, all of her fins being light pink. The spot on her head changing from a circle to a tear drop. As "Stalac Tikki", she has three ice crystals on her back with the spot on her head changes from a circle to a hexagon and her antennae are curved upwards.

For more of Tikki's outfits and designs, see Tikki/Designs.


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

Tikki is calm and collected while being optimistic, loving, kind, and encouraging.[7] She is very understanding towards others, commended Marinette for not telling Cat Noir her secret identity in "Lady Wifi" and comprehended with Marinette's parent's decision of grounding her, mindful that Ladybug's responsibilities for keeping her identity a secret is important.

In "Syren", where she and Wayzz understood the danger of what would happen if she or any other kwami were captured with the Miraculous spellbook's knowledge, showing her curious, obedient and loyal side.

Having a lot of wisdom and is always looking for the bright side of things, Tikki is very open to giving advice, and she will call people out for bad decisions if necessary. According to Marinette in "Tikki (webisode)", she is quite observant, as seen in "Mr. Pigeon" where she called Xavier Ramier a unique character like a "human bird", inspiring Marinette to make a pigeon derby hat.

Although she can become annoyed or exasperated with others, Tikki doesn't stay upset at them for long, only wanting what's best for them and those around them. She can be hurt or displeased when someone isn't paying attention or appreciates her, displeased with Marinette unintentionally disregards her gift to her in "Befana". Tikki believes in the importance of saving the world above her own needs, even willing to help Marinette transform instead of seeing Wang Fu and getting herself healed in "Princess Fragrance" meaning that she is dedicated to her responsibility as a kwami although a bit reckless. She can also act a bit rash if she needs to achieve something important, like getting the Miraculous spellbook from Adrien in "Volpina".

Tikki tends to taking things literally, like when Marinette asks someone to pinch her and thinking she means it or when she believes Alya is heading to a dentist because she doesn't understand what a surprise party is or how humans celebrate their birthdays. Sometimes, Tikki shows a more playful and affectionate side, playing an air guitar solo with Marinette in "Guitar Villain" and playing a pretend fencing match with her in "Riposte". Unlike Plagg and as described by Marinette in "Despair Bear", she has a sweet tooth which means she isn't a picky eater and is willing to try different foods to get her energy back up or just out of curiosity, as seen in "Despair Bear" and "Glaciator", but one of her apparent favorite foods is chocolate chip cookies as seen in multiple episodes in Season 1 and 2.

However, she is honest to where she admitted to Marinette the importance of a kwami's cycle. Also in "Heroes' Day", where she encouraged her to be honest about her mistake.


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Tikki phasing through a locker door.

Tikki is able to fly and levitate simultaneously. She also can pass through solid objects, such as a locker door so she can unlock it during "Copycat" while helping Marinette get Adrien's phone or the chains she broke in "Captain Hardrock". 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, she usually knows what is going on during that time, being aware that Marinette wasted her power as Ladybug due to jealousy in "The Bubbler" and saying to her that it was cool she complimented Alya when she was surrounded by the press earlier in The Mime". Whenever the wearer uses Lucky Charm, Tikki begins losing power and eventually detransforms in about 5 minutes. Then Tikki has to recharge by eating.

When fed the correct potion, Tikki can access a form known as "Aqua Tikki". Aqua Tikki is able to provide her holder additional abilities, such as breathing underwater and additional parts to their suit, such as flippers. When fed the ice potion, Tikki can access a form known as "Stalac Tikki". Stalac Tikki is able to provide her holder additional additional parts to their suit, such as skates.


Marinette Dupain-Cheng

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Tikki listening to Marinette as she 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. However, she is not above teasing Marinette, such as in "Copycat", where she mocks her inability to speak to Adrien.

Tikki congratulating Marinette with a head nuzzle.

Tikki can be affectionate with Marinette at times sharing head nuzzles or hugs seen in "Ladybug and Cat Noir", where she congratulated Marinette's first successful mission. When she noticed Marinette stammering Tikki hugged her face over Marinette's crush on Adrien. In "Princess Fragrance", after she was healed, Tikki embraced Marinette after she said that Tikki was more than just her kwami.

Tikki has to warn her about things on occasion. 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. In "Prime Queen", showed concern when Marinette agreed to appear on Nadja's show. In "Frightningale", Tikki showed concern that Marinette was going to audition as Ladybug in Clara's video and becomes shocked when she does.

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. In "Befana", like with all the Ladybug Miraculous holders before her, Tikki gives a kwagatama to Marinette as a sign of their friendship, which she cherishes.

In "Sandboy", Tikki extremely values the trust Marinette has in her not wanting to disappoint her wielder when she goes out to contact Nooroo his birthday but when it leads to the rest of the kwamis being discovered. She apologizes to Marinette for failing but was comforted by her saying that she will always have her trust. In "Queen Wasp", Tikki was worried that Marinette would leave to go New York as she couldn't be at her side for the villains in Paris and was happy when she decided to stay, but understood her dreams in a considerate way.


Tikki and Plagg "know each other very well." In "The Dark Owl", she sees Plagg after Marinette and Adrien detransform, warning him to be quiet when he reacts in surprise to the situation. Generously, she shares a macaron with him. [8]

In "Sandboy", Tikki and Plagg work well at making plans along with Wayzz, and is the only kwami inside the Miracle Box which recognized his lies. She gets annoyed when he calls her "Sugarcube" and calls him "Stinky Sock", yet they both share the same concern about being able to get in contact with Nooroo.


Tikki and Wayzz are friends, having a good, fun-loving companionship, playing with each other around Wang Fu's room in "The Collector" and drinking tea together on top of the phonograph in "Robostus".

In "Sandboy", the two planned how to contact with Nooro along with Plagg, showing that they can work together.

Master Wang Fu

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Tikki being healed by Master Wang Fu.

Tikki knows Wang 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 spellbook in Adrien's possession in "Volpina", she obtains it, unbeknownst to Adrien, and goes with Marinette to give it back to Wang Fu at his shop, knowing he needs the book and believing it's time Marinette meets him officially.

Tikki showed minor disappointment in Marinette in "The Collector" when Marinette lied to Wang in fear that Adrien could be Hawk Moth.

In "Syren", she begged Master Wang to tell her the secrets of modifying her powers but was given a stern warning of what would have if she was captured with that knowledge, understanding she obeyed Master Wang's command not to follow them.

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 will come to love Marinette as Marinette loves him, but she views it as an issue at times that Marinette's judgment 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 spellbook away from him in "Volpina", but the information it contains is too important to not give back to Wang 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 is worried about Cat Noir. In "The Dark Owl", Tikki discovers his secret identity when he and Marinette detransform, but doesn't react to it, concerned with Marinette's plan.[9] When Adrien finds that he still has his ring, she closes his mouth before he can say anything. During "Glaciator", after Cat Noir unveils his surprise to Marinette for Ladybug she is amazed by his sensitive and thoughtful side.

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". Tikki does show some concern for Alya when she gets akumatizied in "Lady Wifi". She finds her dating advice helpful, and she expresses minor disappointment when Marinette doesn't listen to her in "Animan".

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 Fragrance", for a while, she is stuck pretending to be a toy because Chloé mistakes her as one, doesn't return her to Marinette, and presents her to Prince Ali as a gift. Like everyone, Tikki is aware that Chloé is responsible for most of the akumatized villains.

In "Malediktator", when she heard that Chloé was leaving for New York, like Marinette she took pleasure in it because less people would be akumatized.


Tikki was aware that Nooroo's powers were being used for evil and promises to free him one day. In "Sandboy", Tikki shows great concern for him when he has to spend his birthday alone and misses him dearly.


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    Marinette cuddling Tikki in the Ladybug PV.

    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.
  • 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.
  • Tikki's name means "happiness" in another language.[10]
    • Her name may also be based on the Estonian word "teke", meaning "creation."
  • Tikki is based on ladybugs, who are known as symbols of love, good luck, and protection.
  • She is the first and oldest kwami, having formed when the universe came to be, as revealed in the second issue of Miraculous Adventures.
  • 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 Wang 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 spotted.
    • Adrien's bodyguard sees Marinette talking to Tikki while she's in her purse in "Guitar Villain" and looks at Marinette suspiciously.
    • Tikki is almost seen by Cat Noir in "Befana" when Marinette attempts to transform but she stops before he gets to her.
  • 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.[11]
  • In the Webisode called Homework Essay, Marinette wants to write an essay about how inspiring Tikki is but is prevented from doing so by the fact kwamis are meant to be kept secret.
  • In "Sandboy", just as Marinette doesn't like to be called Bugaboo by Cat Noir; Tikki doesn't like to be called Sugar Cube by Plagg.
  • Tikki seems to be aware of the effects of the magic ladybugs when the Miraculous Ladybug (superpower) is used seen in "Style Queen".


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  3. In "Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)" by Marinette.
  4. In "Sandboy" by Plagg. Revealed in a script reading at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con: exact moment here.

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Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat Noir

Reoccurring Miraculous holders

Alya Césaire/Rena RougeNino Lahiffe/CarapaceChloé Bourgeois/Queen Bee


Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothMayura


Wang Fu



Previous Miraculous holders

Ancient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Cat Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Moth Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian LadybugAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderBọ rùaCernunnosHeraklesHippolytaJeanne d'ArcLa CoccinelleLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudekudekuPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe Gozen

Future Miraculous holders

Unknown Miraculous holder

Non-Miraculous superheroes
Camilla Hombee/VictoryDoormanKnightowlMajestiaSparrowUncanny ValleyUnnamed superheroes
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth

Akumatized villains

AnimanAntibugBefanaThe BubblerCaptain HardrockCopycatThe CollectorDark CupidDark OwlDarkbladeDespair BearFrightningaleGamerGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHorrificatorThe EvillustratorGigantitanKung FoodLady WifiThe Magician of MisfortuneThe MimeMr. PigeonThe PharaohPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragranceThe PuppeteerReflektaReplayRiposteRobustusRogercopSanta ClawsSapotisSilurusSimon SaysStoneheartStormy WeatherTimebreakerTroublemakerVanisherVolpina

Other villains

Trash Krakken

Unknown and/or future villains

AnansiCatalystFrozerGagotorMayuraMalediktatorQueen WaspReverserSandboySyrenStyle QueenZombizou

Other characters

AdamAliAlix KubdelAurore BeauréalChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelJean DuparcJuleka CouffaineKagami TsurugiLê Chiến KimLila RossiLuka CouffaineMax KantéMireille CaquetMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixWayhem


AugustElla CésaireEtta CésaireKenyaManon ChamackMrs. Michelle's son


Adrien's bodyguardAlec CataldiAnarka CouffaineAndréAndré BourgeoisArletteArmand D'ArgencourtAudrey BourgeoisAugust's motherBob RothBreakerButler JeanCaline BustierChrisClara ContardClara NightingaleDoormanEmilie AgresteFire captainFishermanFred HaprèleGabriel AgresteGhetto BlasterGina DupainHowardJagged StoneJalil KubdelJean TretiensJørgenKagami's motherKenya's fatherKillabeeMaidMarlena CésaireMetal Face DMr. DamoclesMr. KubdelMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleNadja ChamackNathalie SancoeurOtis CésairePenny RollingPublic EnemyPrince Ali's chaperoneRoger RaincomprixSabine ChengSanta ClausSarahShaolin SoulSimon GrimaultThéo BarbotTom DupainVincentVincent AzaWang ChengWealthy womanXavier RamierXY


FangMinor animalsWhiskers


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Characters from the past

DarkbladeMageOrder of the Guardians



Future characters

Art teacherBoyCharacter in blue clothingChris LahiffeLila's motherLindalee RoseMarc AncielMarinette's grandfatherNora CésaireOndinePhilippe CandeloroSabine's motherThomas AstrucVivica

Non-canon characters
Félix AgresteUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodieMercury)

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