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With my magic yo-yo, I can conjure up an item that'll help me. I just have to say Lucky Charm! Each time, something weird appears, and I have to understand how to use it.

Marinette, "Marinette's Double Life"

Lucky Charm is the special superpower granted by the Ladybug Miraculous to its owner.

Description

This superpower allows the user to create a helpful object.

Miraculous owner

Ladybug calls on her Lucky Charm.

The Ladybug Miraculous owner tosses the yo-yo into the air. A bright energy shines out from the Yo-yo and spirals outward, before spiraling back inward to a single point, resulting in the creation of an object. Notably, the object is always red with black polka-dots.

The Ladybug Miraculous owner then observes the area around them and makes a plan for how to use this object to achieve their goal, or the Lucky Charm gives them a clue about what they need to do to achieve their goal.

The Lucky Charm doesn't just give the user the object they desire. Instead, it creates the perfect object to solve the current situation, though it is up to the Miraculous owner to figure out how to use it. According to Master Fu in "Malediktator", the Lucky Charm never fails.

According to Marinette in "New Powers", she was always confused about what to do with it, but said "I've learned how to control it since then" suggesting that the user can conjure the perfect object through willpower.

The Miraculous Ladybug in "Mayura".

After the crisis is resolved, the Miraculous owner is able to utilize the Lucky Charm for the Miraculous Ladybug.[1] They then throw the Lucky Charm object into the air, where it transforms into a swarm of magic ladybugs that spread out in all directions and fix all the damage done since the crisis began.

The lucky charm only gives a specific item for a specific villain. Like in the New York Special, Mayura created a sentimonster that attacked Paris while Ladybug and Cat Noir were in New York. Ladybug couldn't use her lucky charm to fix the damage.

Tikki

As shown in "Dearest Family", when Lucky Charm is used directly by Tikki it allows her to create anything she desires, even things that don't exist yet. The object in question will be incredibly gigantic. Depending on what it is, the summoned object can last for long periods of time, sometimes needing Plagg's power of destruction to get rid of it.


Weaknesses

As shown in "Silencer", the Lucky Charm can't be used without it being verbally invoked.

As shown in "Sandboy" and "Robostus", the Lucky Charm can be interrupted or intercepted.

The Cat Miraculous power Cataclysm can destroy or disintegrate the Lucky Charm object.

Lucky Charm Objects

For a complete list of the Lucky Charm objects, see the List of Lucky Charm objects.

Lucky Charm objects are usually everyday objects, but sometimes, the way to use them can be very confusing. Often, Ladybug is left puzzled about how to use an object until she views her surroundings and figures out an idea that involves her to think out of the box. The object itself doesn't usually fix the problem, so she needs to find other objects and landmarks that she can use along with it. The summoned object doesn't have to be completely intact for Miraculous Ladybug to work, as seen in "Robostus", "Sapotis", "Sandboy" and "Weredad".

Like in several episodes, a Lucky Charm is used to exploit a villain's weakness, disarm, distract or restrain them. And yet, outside of that, the power also creates objects that the holder can use to help themselves and others out of tight situations such as in "Lady Wifi", "The Dark Owl", "Weredad" and more. In rare instances, the Lucky Charm object won't give Ladybug a clue on how to beat a villain but instead lead her to something else, like seeking help, getting an idea or warning her about danger. However, if the Lucky Charm ability is used by a villain, they can use it as a weapon.

As seen in "Oblivio", if the Lucky Charm isn't used to activate the restoration superpower, it will disappear when the holder detransforms. Also, the owner doesn't always have to toss the yoyo up into the air to activate it.

Ladybug's Lucky Charm gives her an object to use against a specific threat, and when Miraculous Ladybug is used with that object it repairs all damage caused by that threat.

On occasion it's not only the objects or the people that are in a Ladybug Miraculous user's surroundings that they can use along with their Lucky Charms. They can seek help from things and/or people that are outside of their surroundings.

Sightings

Episodes


Comics and books


Other


Trivia

  • Lucky Charm was the replacement power for the original concept of Ladybug having pure luck due to broadcasters not thinking pure luck was an ability that children could grasp.[2]
  • In the Russian version, Lucky Charm is called "Super Chance."
  • In the Brazilian Portuguese version, Lucky Charm is called "Talismã", which is the literal Portuguese translation for the power.
  • To use the Miraculous Ladybug, Ladybug must throw the object summoned by her Lucky Charm into the air. If she cannot retrieve the Lucky Charm object from wherever it is, it will appear in her hand. This happens with the following objects:
    • The coin used in the vending machine in "Mr. Pigeon".
    • The spoon that is suspending Théo in "Copycat".
    • The non-microwavable frozen meal left in the hotel kitchen's destroyed microwave in "Lady Wifi".
    • The windup toy in Darkblade's armor in "Darkblade".
    • The car jack in the dinosaur's mouth in "Animan".
    • The bouncy ball lost in Chloé's room in "The Evillustrator".
    • The candy apple that broke apart in "Dark Cupid".
    • The marble bag with all the marbles that were spilled everywhere in "Antibug".
    • The broken plate, re-glued together after the glued joint had come apart when the plate hit a wall, in "Troublemaker".
    • In "Weredad", after the battle with Gigantitan, the power is used without the summoned Lucky Charm.
    • The plastic tubing holding Oni-Chan to the pole in "Oni-Chan".
    • The pillow that was ripped apart in "Miraculer".
      • Mostly it wasn't explained how or why said objects were able to appear in Ladybug's hand from where they were but it's likely the objects are capable of sensing when a Ladybug Miraculous holder needs it returning to them, meaning like the yo-yo, the Ladybug Miraculous user also could share a mental link with the Lucky Charm objects but that is yet to be proven.
  • Though it may seem like Ladybug has a lucky vision that shows her how she should use her Lucky Charm objects, it is simply a visual representation of her own thought process for the benefit of the audience, and she is not aided in it by her powers.[3]
    • Contrary to popular belief, the sequence is actually used to give the audience an idea of what Ladybug's objectives are.[4]
    • In "Oblivio", "Ladybug", and Heart Hunter", this same thought process is used when Marinette is detransformed, but the objects do not light up as red and with black polka dots but rather, as grey with pink polka dots.
    • Adrien also uses this thought process when formulating a plan to help Ladybug without revealing his identity to Oblivio. The objects are black with yellow, green, and blue stripes like the design on his everyday t-shirt.
    • Later in "Startrain", Pegasus' pattern consists of black horseshoes on a light blue background.
    • In "Félix", the objects are light green, when thought of by titular character, while pretending to be Adrien.
    • In "Miraculous Shanghai", when Fei looks for possessions to steal, the objects are marked using a red pattern.
    • In "Lies", when Cat Noir sees the fans calling him, they light up, although they aren't colored, like with the other characters.
    • When using his "Vision" power, Furious Fu's pattern is almost identical to the one on Master Fu's shirt.
    • In "Sentibubbler", Alya's objects are white, beige, orange, and purple striped like the design on her everyday shirt.
  • In "Sandboy", Ladybug is attacked by Sandboy's projectiles while summoning a Lucky Charm. Because she lost her powers after this, she received nothing.
    • If interrupted, since the power is connected to a timer, not only did Sandboy cancelled out her powers but also the timer that comes with it and due to her being young she was stuck in a variation of a prolonged transformation.
    • It's also likely that the same condition is also true for an adult Miraculous holder but that is yet to be seen unless said wielder releases their transformation willingly.
    • It shows that Ladybug is able to use a Lucky Charm item she did not summon, as shown in "Sandboy".
      • With that, it could be possible that any user of the Ladybug Miraculous can use any Lucky Charm and it to summon the Miraculous Ladybug (superpower), even if they didn't summon the object.

Two Ladybugs summoning Lucky Charm in "Timebreaker"

  • Ladybug uses Lucky Charm two separate times in "The Bubbler", "Antibug", "The Dark Owl", "Mayura", "Weredad", "Oblivio", "Miraculer", and "Timetagger".
  • "Timebreaker" is the only episode where she summons two objects simultaneously, being that there are two of her.
    • This excludes multi-parts summons like the two parts of the broken plate in "Troublemaker", the car key and key-ring in "Syren", and the boxing gloves in "Anansi".
    • Technically, "Ladybug" also has 2 lucky charms, but in "Timebreaker", they were both used to defeat the akumatized villains, while in "Ladybug", the sticky blaster was used to defeat Ladybug and Cat Noir, and the fork was used to defeat the Sentimonster and Mayura.
  • It appears that the Lucky Charm may be indestructible as in "Riposte", Riposte's sword went through the radiator multiple times and it didn't break. The only possible thing that could destroy a Lucky Charm would be Cataclysm, as seen in "Weredad".
    • However, it appears that not all of them are as the frame of the harp broke upon contact with Cat Noir's staff in "Robostus", the glued-together broken plate broke when it hit the wall in "Troublemaker", or the pillow when Ladybug ripped it in two in "Miraculer".
  • "Catalyst" is the only episode where Ladybug didn't summon her Lucky Charm.
  • Every akumatized villain that has used Ladybug's power against her has received a 7-foot giant sword. So far, this has applied to Antibug, Sandboy, Christmaster, and Miraculer.
    • This, however, is not all true. It doesn't apply for Sentimonsters, as the Ladybug sentimonster received a Rocket Launcher was like to the one Ladybug summoned in "Malediktator".
  • At times Ladybug in several episodes or Mister Bug in "Reflekdoll", the objects are attached to their backs or sides but don't fall off. Which implies it could be due to their suits being covered in a special adhesive or to the magical properties of them allowing the objects to stay attached the same as the Miraculous tools.
  • It hasn't been confirmed or denied but the kind of items summoned by via Lucky Charm seem to come from the century or era of the current wearer of the Ladybug Miraculous.
  • According to Thomas Astruc, the new Ladybug costume that always appears when she activates Lucky Charm and disappears when she activates Miraculous Ladybug, symbolizes that she is now able to create Magical Charms.
  • As seen in "Sapotis", during the thought process, the Lucky Charm makes high-pitched sounds as long as there are more than 5 objects spotted.

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References


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