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Many centuries ago, magic jewels bestowing extraordinary powers were created. These were... the Miraculous. Throughout history, heroes have used these jewels for the good of the human race.

Nooroo, "Ladybug & Cat Noir"

Miraculous holders,[1] also called Miraculous wielders,[2] are people who own Miraculouses and use them to transform (with the help of kwamis) into animal-themed super-powered beings.

History

After the Miraculous jewels were made it was the job of the Order of the Guardians to protect and distribute them to the people for the good of mankind. For the next 5000 years, many people throughout the world and history were picked by the guardians to become a holder. These recipients would be chosen through passing a test that showed their best personal characteristics and qualities, such as Marinette and her willingness to help others as well as Adrien and his kindness. However, just as there are good people there are also bad people who sought the jewels' power for their own gain, putting the world in danger or were never being meant to have them, such as present-day Hawk Moth. In such cases it's been the task of some Miraculous holders to assist in helping the guardians retrieve the jewels and stop the people who misuse them, in addition to protecting the world from other dangers. Once their task was complete or when some of them couldn't continue their job as Miraculous holders the jewels were returned to the guardians or new holders were chosen by the previous ones if guardians can't intervene first.

During their adventures some miraculous holders have experienced other powers and abilities with their jewels when needed or under great emergency like the Miraculous potion power ups used by Piao Chong and other holders as well as new fusion forms.

Abilities

Marinette tranforming

Marinette transforming with the help of her kwami, Tikki.

Adrien transform

Adrien transforming with the help of his kwami, Plagg.

In order for a Miraculous holder to transform, they need to be wearing the Miraculous and have the kwami connected to the Miraculous on hand to be absorbed.[2] Through transformation, they change into an animal-themed superhero. In these forms, the Miraculous holder gains enhanced physical abilities, a tool (such as Ladybug's yo-yo), and a superpower (such as Cat Noir's Cataclysm).[3]

TB detransforming

Ladybug detransforming.

SS (575)

Cat Noir detransforming.

Not only that the holders also gain the abilities of the animals the miraculous were based off of. Such as enhanced senses like Cat Noir's hearing, smell, night vision and using his clawed gloves like actual claws to climb surfaces as well as Ladybug's ability to walk on walls like a bug.

Miraculous holders are almost invulnerable while transformed, but they are not exempt from everything such as drowning unless they're in Aqua Mode or using their weapons as breathing devices. While not transformed, the Miraculous has no effect. For example, a Miraculous holder could not survive jumping off a high building while not transformed.

In "Miraculer", Miraculous holders do have some resistance to their own powers while transformed but it will leave them injured and possibly on the verge of death if struck, as with Cat Noir and his Cataclysm.

While they are almost invulnerable, they must be wise about how they use their superpower.[4] Because after it is used, the kwami loses the energy needed to keep the transformation, and in about five minutes the Miraculous holder reverts back to normal as the kwami emerges from the Miraculous.[5] If they want to transform back, they need to help their kwami regain energy back by feeding them. Not only that some powers are strictly linked to a holder's weapons likes Ladybug's Lucky Charm and her yo-yo which is also a weakness. Meaning that while a holder is using their weapons to summon their powers during the process they can't use them to attack or defend leaving them vulnerable to an attack seen with Ladybug in "Sandboy".

However, it is unknown if Rena Rouge, Carapace, and Queen Bee all share the same weakness with their powers and weapons. As well as unknown if something like that does happen will cause the detransformation of the wielder or not let alone giving them the chance to use their powers again since the process was interrupted. If a holder relies on their hands to summon their powers like Cat Noir's Cataclysm and yet has them restrained or becomes separated from their weapons their powers can't be used.

According to Plagg the suit that the Miraculous transformation creates is "what you really want, deep down". Upon transforming some holders with impairments like poor eyesight can modified or fixed completely like with Alya when she transforms into Rena Rouge and Nino when he transforms into Carapace.

Miraculous holders can use more than one Miraculous at the same time, which is why Hawk Moth desires both the Ladybug Miraculous and Cat Miraculous.[6] Other than gaining more power, the result of doing this is unknown, like if the holder keeps one animal-themed form while still having access to the other power(s).

However when a person utilities more than one Miraculous, their suit takes on a hybrid form. Combining aspects of the suits of each individual Miraculous allowing said user the ability to uses both Miraculouses powers and weapons. Just like the Ultimate power besides needing two Miraculous an incantation or potion is possibly needed too but it's unknown which one is used to unlock a hybrid form.


It is possible that Miraculous holders can restrict their kwamis to certain commands, as seen in "Sandboy". However, it is as of yet unknown whether this is some outside ability of Gabriel or a benefit of being a miraculous wielder.

In "Syren", Miraculous holders can have access to other powers when their kwamis drink certain potions from the Miraculous Spellbook:

  • When in Aqua Mode the holder has the ability to swim and breathe underwater.
  • When in Ice mode, the holder has Ice skating abilities.

In "Mayura", if a Miraculous holder is in any of their powered up forms like Aqua or Ice mode they'll detransform into their normal superhero forms.

It turns out that some Miraculous abilities don't reveal themselves to their holders until they become of age like with Ladybug and Cat Noir still being "too green" with their powers. One of the abilities an adult Miraculous holder can gain is the ability to can retain their transformations even after using their superpower and prolonged use of their powers revealed by Hawk Moth in "Mayura".

And by Alix's future self Bunnyx in "Timetagger". Another ability could be is being able to limit how much power a holder uses with their powers. For example, when the Rabbit Miraculous was struck with a Cataclysm by the Future Cat Noir it was cracked (possibly that it didn't receive a full blast) compared to the Bee Miraculous when it was completely destroyed by a younger Cat Noir in "Queen Wasp". It's seen that when a Miraculous holder grows to be an adult or has mastered their powers they don't need a voice command to activate them, as Bunnyx fought Timetagger she used her powers without saying the word "Burrow" the same number of times.


Miraculous holders can also use Miraculous jewels that are damaged or negatively impacted and yet they must tread with extreme caution. Because it can result in damaging a holder's powers or have negative effects on the holder. As seen with Nathalie in "Mayura", such as fatigue and possible health problems but they can overcome them or build a resistance over time.

Another negative effect could be the possibility of leaving the holder stuck in their superhero form seen in "Timetagger" until said jewel can be repaired but the full extent of using a damaged Miraculous is unknown.


"Silencer" shows how important a Miraculous holder's voice is while they're transformed. Since they use their voices to activate their powers and transformations, if a holder has their voice taken away they can't summon their powers as seen with Ladybug. By extension of that they won't be able to detransform resulting in them being stuck in their superhero form unless they remove their jewels. Even so, if a Miraculous holder has their voice taken away before they transform they can't transform at all. All vocal commands of a holder's powers can only be done by the voice of the holder the jewel was assigned to meaning that a Miraculous holder can't activate the powers of another holder unless they switch their Miraculous. Or when one holder comes into the possession of another holder's jewel like Ladybug with Cat Noir's ring in "Gamer 2.0".

Miraculous holders seemingly do not age while transformed, as Bunnix was able to remain in the obelisk for thousands of years in "Timetagger" before being released from a deep sleep. However, it is unknown if this ability is exclusive to Rabbit Miraculous holders, applies to all Miraculous holders, or if it is simply just an ability of the obelisk she was trapped in.


List of Miraculous holders


OR1-(6)

Jeanne d'Arc depicted in stained glass.

Ladybug Miraculous


Cat Miraculous


Butterfly Miraculous


Turtle Miraculous


VP (81)

A past Fox Miraculous holder drawn in the Miraculous book.

Fox Miraculous


  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Bee Miraculous


Peacock Miraculous


Mouse Miraculous


  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Ox Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu

Tiger Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Rabbit Miraculous


  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Dragon Miraculous


  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Snake Miraculous


  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Horse Miraculous

  • Max Kanté (temporarily)
  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Goat Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Monkey Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu
OR1-(5)

A depiction of Herakles on a vase.


Rooster Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Dog Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Pig Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Wang Fu


Unspecified Miraculouses


Trivia

  • The physical appearance of the Miraculous holders from their transformations seems to vary between the individual, the time, and the place.
    • And according to Plagg in "Frightningale", it is influenced by the holder's tastes and desires.
  • The poses made by Miraculous holders when they transform are purely symbolic.[7]
  • The transformation sequences are about sixteen seconds.[8]
  • Each Miraculous holder is able to choose their own name/superhero identity.[9]
  • While transformed, holders cannot experience pain and have some level of invulnerability to physical damage, although the extent of this invulnerability is unclear.[10][11]
    • However, if holders get hurt before they transform, they will still be hurt afterwards, like when Adrien hurts his ankle and retains the injury after becoming Cat Noir in "Riposte".
    • And yet if their endurance and stamina is pushed to the limit they will experience some level of fatigue or pain, as seen in "Robostus" and "Mayura".
    • Or in "Weredad", when Cat Noir briefly held his arm or when he collapsed on Ladybug's shoulder out of exhaustion.
    • It turns out in "Miraculer" that the invulnerability of a Miraculous holder reaches its limit if they're on the receiving end of a Cataclysm, leaving them very weak afterwards and implying they'll be close to death if not healed by the Miraculous Ladybug (superpower) in time.
  • Some elements of the costumes of transformed Miraculous holders (such as Ladybug's and Cat Noir's masks) cannot be removed.[11]
    • However, on some superheroes, there are elements, such as Cat Noir's tail, that can be detached.
    • There are some elements, made to look like real animal parts such as Cat Noir's and Rena's ears and yet they are fake but can enhance a wielder's senses.
  • In "Mayura", Hawk Moth reveals that Miraculous wielders can stay transformed even after using their superpower, however it isn't fully explained how.
    • As of "Timetagger", it's revealed that the ability to stay transformed after using their powers and multiple or prolonged use of said powers develops upon reaching adulthood.
  • Wielders can voluntarily detransform, even if the time limit has not been reached.[12]
  • Although there are cases where Miraculouses end up with holders that Master Fu wasn't involved with, such as Hawk Moth, Fu mentions in "Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)" that he has personally made one mistake in a choice for a Miraculous holder, whose identity is currently unknown.
  • Miraculous holders can continue owning their Miraculouses to any age as long as they're using them and their bodies are capable.[13]
  • There are upcoming special episodes that will explore past Miraculous holders, as confirmed by Jeremy Zag at a panel at the 2016 Los Angeles Comic Con.[14]
    • The official Miraculous Ladybug Tumblr blog responded to a question that past Cat Miraculous holders will be heard about in the future, along with more history of Miraculouses and presumably some of their holders in the series, comic books, and webisodes.
  • Miraculous holders can be akumatized, as revealed in "Queen Wasp".
  • Thomas Astruc explained that the crew plans to keep expanding the universe by adding new characters and revealing more about all of the Miraculouses in the Miracle Box, though Ladybug and Cat Noir will always be the main focus.[15]
  • As of "Mayura" and future episodes, France holds the record for having the most Miraculous holders in one place with a total of seven, with the addition of past and future Miraculous holders making fifteen, followed by China with a total of nine.
    • Including future forms as a result of fusion, swapping or having different Miraculous jewels the total number of forms is 22 but the total number people is still fifteen since seven of those future forms will be unveiled by people who were Miraculous holders already.

References

  1. https://www.facebook.com/Miraculous.Ladybug/photos/a.296331537138512.58163.290735154364817/705833112855017/?type=3&comment_id=708898409215154&offset=0&total_comments=15&comment_tracking={%22tn%22%3A%22R0%22}
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/660369187953618944
  3. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/660373733396373504
  4. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/660372597926993920
  5. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/653210855102877696
  6. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/658401978473652228
  7. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/718393891930640385
  8. https://twitter.com/thomas_astruc/status/655341332806959104
  9. https://officialmiraculousladybug.tumblr.com/post/159164068727/do-all-miraculous-holders-share-the-same-name
  10. https://twitter.com/WinnyGZ/status/748196365738590212
  11. 11.0 11.1 https://twitter.com/WinnyGZ/status/749226984375476224
  12. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/752739180363538432
  13. https://curiouscat.me/MiraculousMX/post/257061723
  14. https://youtu.be/IsTygn5xxZs?t=222
  15. http://tvmag.lefigaro.fr/programme-tv/thomas-astruc-avec-miraculous-nous-savons-ou-nous-voulons-aller-_351d4a80-b341-11e7-8aca-c6cafecb3960/

ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Reoccurring Miraculous holders

Chloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeAlya Césaire/Rena RougeLuka Couffaine/ViperionMax Kanté/PegasusNino Lahiffe/CarapaceLê Chiến Kim/King Monkey

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Guardians

Wang Fu

Kwamis

BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

Previous Miraculous holders

Ancient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Ox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian LadybugAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderBọ rùaCernunnosLa CoccinelleHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaJeanne d'ArcLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudekudekuPiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe Gozen

Future Miraculous holders

AspikBrazilian Miraculous holderDragon BugFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderJade TurtleAlix Kubdel/BunnyxLady NoirMister BugMultimouseMultimouse with Fox MiraculousSnake NoirKagami Tsurugi/Ryuko

Non-Miraculous superheroes
Doorman (hero)Camilla Hombee/VictoryKnightowlMajestiaSparrowUncanny ValleyUnnamed superheroes
Villains
Main villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothAkumaNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaThe BubblerCaptain HardrockCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • The EvillustratorFrightningaleFrozerGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHorrificatorIkari GozenKung FoodLady WifiMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorThe MimeMiraculerOblivioParty CrasherThe PharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragranceThe PuppeteerOni-ChanQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReplayReverserRiposteRobostusRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSilurusSimon SaysStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTimebreakerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaWeredadZombizou

Other villains

Trash Krakken

Unknown and/or future villains

Apkli • Cat Blanc • Dr. Sadness • Hawk Moth (future) • Ignoblia • KwamibusterLoveaterMiracle Queen • Pain and Tears • Monsieur RatStartrainTimetaggerTrio of Punishers

Other characters
Teenagers

Miss Bustier's class (Ivan BruelJuleka CouffaineMylène HaprèleAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi)
AdamAliMarc AncielAurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean DuparcOndineKagami TsurugiWayhem

Children

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackKenyaChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteArletteArt teacherThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaBanana ManThéo BarbotAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisBreakerCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengWang ChengChris (performer)Clara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainFire captainFishermanGhetto BlasterAndré GlacierSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleHowardJørgenKenya's fatherKillabeeMr. KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirLila's motherMaidMs. MendeleievMetal Face DMrs. MichelleClara NightingalePhilippePrince Ali's chaperonePublic EnemyRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingBob RothSanta ClausSarahShaolin SoulJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincent (Adrien's photographer)Wealthy womanXY

Animals

FangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)MageOrder of the Guardians

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Lindalee RoseSabine's motherVivica

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

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