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The Moth Brooch allows you to give someone their own superpowers and to make that person your devoted follower!

Nooroo, "Ladybug & Cat Noir"

The Butterfly Miraculous, also called the Moth Miraculous, is a locket brooch that, whenever Nooroo inhabits it, transforms the wearer into a butterfly-themed superhero with the power of Transmission.

To activate the brooch, an evil user must speak the transformation phrase: "Dark Wings Rise". To deactivate the brooch, the evil user must speak the detransformation phrase: "Dark Wings Fall". It is currently unknown what the phrases to transform and detransform are if the owner is using it for good.

The brooch is currently owned by Gabriel Agreste, who used to use it transform into Hawk Moth, but before Strikeback, he unified it with the Peacock Miraculous to transform into Shadow Moth. He uses the Miraculous for evil purposes, creating supervillains who attempt to steal Ladybug's and Cat Noir's Miraculouses.


In general, the Butterfly Miraculous is a locket brooch and glows whenever someone is feeling negative emotions. In charged mode, when Nooroo inhabits it, is a dark purple button with a black lining with tiny curved lines and a hinge at the left and four light purple strands of fabric coming out of it, making it resemble a butterfly or moth. If a minor is using the miraculous, the brooch starts running out of power, and it makes a beeping sound, and the stripes of fabric and black metallic lining start disappearing (one part is equivalent to one minute) the Butterfly Miraculous holder has left.

In its activated mode, it does not have the four strands or the black lining.

In its camouflage mode, the brooch changes color and form depending on whose possession it's in:

  • When worn by Gabriel Agreste, the brooch is oval-shaped and its front is purple. It opens 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.


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The Butterfly Miraculous grants its wielder superhuman characteristics such as speed, strength, and agility.

Its special weapon is a Cane which contains a hidden sword stick which can be used for fencing opponents. Furthermore, the cane can keep butterflies when the holder wants to akumatize people somewhere else and when an akuma isn’t purified the akuma stores itself on the top of the cane waiting for the person to regain their negative emotions again. The Cane can be used as an offensive weapon and a means of communication with other Miraculous owners, as seen in "Miraculer".

The Butterfly Miraculous' superpower is Akumatization. Upon sensing a strong emotion from a person, the holder takes an ordinary butterfly and charges it with energy, turning it into an Akuma which is then sent out to possess an object belonging to that person.[1] Once the akuma posseses this object, a telepathic connection is formed between the recipient and the Butterfly Miraculous wielder and once an accord is reached, the recipient is transformed into a superhero/supervillain.

In addition, the wielder can telepathically connect to the akumatized person to talk with them and perceive what that person perceives.[2] 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.[3]

Even when disguised, the Butterfly Miraculous grants its wielder the ability to sense 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.[4][2]

Also, like the Ladybug Miraculous, it is revealed in the episode “Dearest Family” that the only limits Butterfly Miraculous holders have are the ones they put on themselves. When Shadow Moth found out about this, he was able to increase the power of the akuma, allowing it to pierce through the force field of the Magical Charms created by Ladybug, thus allowing those who received them to be akumatized/amokized again.

The brooch also have the ability to give the wielder the costume they truly desire.

List of owners


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Butterfly Miraculous holder displayed in the Miraculous book.

A famous French fashion designer and the current holder of the Butterfly Miraculous. He is using the Butterfly Miraculous for evil in order to get the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous. He uses the Miraculous to transform into Hawk Moth. In Season 4, he unified it with the Peacock Miraculous to transform into Shadow Moth. In "Strikeback", he unified it with the Fox and Turtle Miraculouses to announce he defeated Ladybug. Starting from "Evolution", he will unify the Butterfly Miraculous with all the other Miraculous of the Chinese Miracle Box, except the Ladybug, Cat and Peacock Miraculouses, to transform into Monarch.

A previous Butterfly Miraculous holder displayed in a painting exposed at the Louvre.
A future holder of the Butterfly Miraculous. This holder, much like Hawk Moth, will be using the Butterfly Miraculous evilly in order to get the Ladybug Miraculous and the Cat Miraculous.


The guardians of the Miraculouses. The Order protected the Butterfly Miraculous until the Mother Box was guarded by Su-Han and the incident with Fu's sentimonster.
A celestial guardian who protected the Butterfly Miraculous until an accident with Wang Fu's sentimonster.



Comics and books



  • Butterflies symbolize, among other things, transformation, change, resurrection and hope.
  • In the French dub of "Ladybug & Cat Noir", the transformation phrase of the Butterfly Miraculous is "Que les ailes de la nuit se déploient!" which literally translates to "Let the wings of the night unfurl!". This is replaced in future episodes by the usual "Transforme-moi".
    • Similarly, in the German dub of "Ladybug & Cat Noir", "The Collector", and "Gorizilla", unlike all other miraculouses, the miraculous has a unique transformation and detransformation phrase. Furthermore, the transformation phrase used in "The Collector" is different from the phrase used in "Ladybug & Cat Noir" and "Gorizilla". Starting from "Queen Wasp", however, the phrase is the same like all other miraculouses.
  • In the Korean dub of "The Collector", the transformation and detransformation phrases of the Butterfly Miraculous are exactly the same, both being "Spread the wings of darkness" when translated. However, it is changed to "Reap the wings of darkness", starting with "Reflekdoll".
  • In the French comic adaptation of "Ladybug & Cat Noir", Nooroo states the Butterfly Miraculous represents generosity.
    • Later, Miraculous Mexico confirmed in her Twitter that it represents transmission.
  • The Butterfly and Peacock Miraculouses have rather similar powers.
    • Both allows the user to charge small things with magic to infect objects of specific people and telepathic communication with them.
    • They are also the only two known superpowers which the user does not need to say the superpower's name to activate it.
    • Interestingly, both Miraculouses take the form of brooches, which may cast light on the fact that they have such similar powers.
    • They are also both currently used for evil purposes.
    • However, the Butterfly Miraculous's power of Akumatization cannot be used on the wielder (unless they renounce it), unlike the Peacock.
    • Unlike Akumatization, however, Amokization can infect an object that's been destroyed, although it is still possible to damage it further to release the Amok.
      • Also, unlike Akumatization, the Sentimonster can only be controlled by the one who possesses the object containing the Amok, while the power to control Akumatized champions belongs to the Butterfly Miraculous owner.
  • The Butterfly Miraculous has the most powers out of all the known jewels with six, though it is arguable that almost all of these powers are different parts of the same superpower:
    • Akumatization
    • Empathy
    • Telepathy
    • Bodily control
    • Controlling butterflies
    • Power removal
  • As shown in "Simon Says", Akumas and Akumatized villains can retain their powers even when the Miraculous holder isn't transformed.
    • However, as shown in "Mayura" and "Ladybug", when Scarlet Moth de-transforms, willingly or not, everyone who was akumatized by his scarlet akumas returns to normal.
    • Similarly, they will retain their powers even after the holder and/or the jewel are destroyed, as seen in "Cat Blanc" and "Miraculous Shanghai".
  • The Butterfly Miraculous' user is seemingly immune to the effects of the Akumatized villains, as Hawk Moth wasn't trapped in one of the Bubbler's bubbles despite being an adult, nor was he turned into a knight from Darkblade's barrier.
  • The Butterfly Miraculous is the first known known Miraculous that is being used for evil. The second is the Peacock Miraculous.
    • If used for good, the Butterfly Miraculous can Akumatize people into superheroes instead of supervillains. It can also give people hope to fight when the world is in danger.[5]
    • 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.[3]
    • "Timetagger" suggests that Gabriel's successor as Hawk Moth will also be a villain.
    • Since the jewel can be used for both good and evil, the Butterfly Miraculous holder can sense both positive and negative emotions regardless. Due to past holders it's likely before the jewel was Gabriel's; the goods ones used it's power to calm them down and talk them out of causing trouble. Because maybe they experienced or already knew what was going to happen if they gave powers to those who don't think straight.
  • Like the Ladybug and Cat Miraculouses, the legacy of Hawk Moth dates back to Ancient China and is over 5000 years old.
  • In "Ladybug & Cat Noir", the inactive Miraculous is large enough to sit in Gabriel'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.

A picture of Emilie Agreste inside the Butterfly Miraculous.

  • Wang Fu mentions in "Ladybug & Cat Noir" that he thought the Butterfly Miraculous had been lost forever.
    • As revealed by Thomas Astruc, Season 2 would explain how Gabriel found the Miraculous after it was lost.[6] The cited tweet has since been deleted, and no episode of Season 2 explained this. It is likely this plot was delayed until a further season.
      • In "Feast", Fu's past and him losing the Butterfly and Peacock Miraculouses is seen.
  • In "Hawk Moth and the Akumatized Villains", Marinette plans that after Hawk Moth's defeat, the jewel will be used the way it is meant to using positive emotions to create heroes.
    • Ironically, in a way without knowing or realizing it, by putting the heroes in certain conditions with various akumatized villains, creating need for the powers of other Miraculouses, Hawk Moth did have a hand in giving rise to the other Miraculous wielding heroes like Ladybug and Cat Noir, which is the purpose of the Butterfly Miraculous.
  • According to Gabriel in "Nathalie as seen by Gabriel", it was actually Nathalie that found the Butterfly and Peacock Miraculouses.
  • Given the confirmation that the transformation phrase for a Miraculous is dependent on whether it is being used for heroic or villainous purposes, it is likely Nooroo's activation phrase would be different with a heroic holder.
  • The Butterfly Miraculous is the only Miraculous to have been used by only a single holder in-show, and the only Miraculous to have only one known camouflaged form.


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