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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 a special superpower granted by the Ladybug Miraculous to its holder.

Description

Lucky Charm

Ladybug utilizing Lucky Charm from "Dark Cupid".

Ladybug flings her yo-yo high into the air, as energy shoots out from it and spins around until it forms an object that is red with black polka dots. Ladybug observes the area around her, and she makes a plan for how to use this object to achieve what she desires, like defeating a villain.

Lucky mayura

The Miraculous Ladybug in "Mayura".

After the akuma is removed from the villain's akumatized object and captured by Ladybug, she is able to utilize the Miraculous Ladybug.[1] She throws the object that she summoned into the air, where it reverts into energy and a swarm of ladybugs spread out to fix the damage done since the villain's creation.

While Lucky Charm is a very helpful superpower, Ladybug must use it at an appropriate time, as she can only use it once before reverting back into her civilian form about five minutes later.

According to Ladybug, the Lucky Charm doesn't just give the user the object they desire.



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. The object itself doesn't usually fix the problem, so Ladybug needs to find other objects and landmarks that she can use along with it. Like in several episodes, sometimes a Lucky Charm is used to exploit a villain's weakness, disarm, distract or restrain them. 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, as seen in "Sapotis", "Syren", "Anansi", "Style Queen", "Malediktator"


However if the lucky charm ability was used by a villain they can use it like a weapon.

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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."
  • 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:
  • 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, 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 what Ladybug's objectives are, as confirmed by Astruc himself.[3]
      • In "Oblivio" you can see this same thought process used when Ladybug is detransformed as Marinette 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.
      • Marinette using the same process is seen in "Ladybug".
  • Oni-Chan is the first episode where this sequence is not used.
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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".
  • Out of all the times Ladybug summoned a Lucky Charm twice it is unknown what happens to the first one if she doesn't utilize it to activate her restoration superpower.
    • As seen in "Oblivio", if the Lucky Charm is not used to activate the restoration superpower it will disappear when the holder detransforms.
  • "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".
  • The summoned object doesn't have to be completely intact for Miraculous Ladybug to work, as seen in "Robostus", "Sapotis", "Sandboy" and "Weredad".
  • In "Antibug", the titular villain was able to use a similar ability, called Anti-Charm. This ability has only been used once, and instead of creating an everyday object, it creates a giant sword. It is unknown if this is the only object it can create.
  • In "Sandboy", Ladybug is attacked by Sandboy's projectiles while summoning a Lucky Charm. Because she lost her powers after this, she received nothing.
    • 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.
    • If interrupted, it is unknown whether the countdown timer for the detransformation will start or if they can summon another one.
  • "Catalyst" is the only episode where Ladybug didn't summon her Lucky Charm.
  • Every akumatized villain to use Ladybug's power against her has received a 7-foot giant sword. So far, this has applied to Antibug, Sandboy, Christmaster and Miraculer.
  • As seen in "Oblivio", it is not necessary for Ladybug to cast her yo-yo into the air, or even intend to use the charm. It works whenever she utters the words "Lucky Charm".
  • As seen in "Silencer", Lucky Charm can't be used without Ladybug's voice.

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References


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