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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.


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 4000 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' powers for their own gain, putting the world in danger or were never meant to have them, such as the 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 to act in their steed by the guardian's permission or if they 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. In doing so, some wielders have made long lasting bonds with their kwamis receiving a kwagatama as a sign of friendship between them.

However, in 1844 when Fu was young he was unhappy with his life as a guardian. During one of his training sessions he grew hungry and created a sentimonster to get him a snack. But the creature fed off his hunger and anger causing him to lose control of it, in its rampage the creature destroyed the temple, swallowed the remaining guardians and the Miracle Boxes. Wang tried to escape the creature with the last box and spellbook in tow but lost it along with the Peacock and Butterfly Miraculouses. Fu felt so guilty about what happened that he temporarily disbanded the use of the jewels for 172 years until Gabriel found the Butterfly and Peacock Miraculouses.


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 or insect/bug-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]

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Ladybug detransforming.

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Cat Noir detransforming.

However, as revealed in "Miracle Queen", if the holder does not know the kwami's name or the right commands, they won't be able to transform.[4]

Not only that the holders also gain the abilities of the animals or insects/bugs 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. As seen in "Gorizilla", 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[5] 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.[6] 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".

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.[7] 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. In "Kwamibuster", in order to fuse two miraculous, the holder, while transformed with one of the miraculous, must say the name of the kwamis they want to fuse and say "Unify", while intertwining the hands. To unfuse, the holder must say the name of the kwamis they want to let go and say "Divide". When under the powers of fusion holders can combine their weapons with other miraculous superpowers. As seen in "Miracle Queen", when Ladybug as Dragon Bug used her yo-yo combined with the Water Dragon to make a water sphere shield.

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, a benefit of being a Miraculous wielder or personal choice. It could be possible for it to work the holder must be in possession of a jewel but must also know the kwami's name and seems they can undo their commands with just a simple word or snap of their fingers.

In "Syren", Miraculous holders can have access to other powers when their kwamis drink certain potions from the
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Ladybug in aqua mode

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", it is revealed that 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". 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. It could be possible when a holder is called a full fledged hero by a guardian they could gain access to their adult powers. 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 (or it's possible 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". With each Miraculous being different the full range of powers could vary.

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. Just like a damaged or negatively impacted Miraculous, a holder can transform with a sick or hurt kwami however they too must tread with extreme caution. Because it's unknown what will happen to the holder or the kwami during and after the transformation.

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. According to Gabriel in "Ladybug", if a damaged Miraculous overused the wounds on the jewel becomes that of the holder's, then if the use continues it's possible or implied that the damage the holder sustains could be irreversible. But according to Master Fu that the use of or merging too many Miraculouses, either activated or in camouflage mode, may have consequences both to the body and mind of the holder.

"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".

In "Oblivio", it's revealed that a Miraculous holder can transform while under the effects of an akumatized villain if their affects are minor like amnesia.

In "Reflekdoll", they can also transform if they are affected by an akumatized villain that changes appearances as long as they remove their jewels before they get affected.
Miraculous holders seemingly do not age while transformed, as Bunnyx 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.

In "Startrain", it's revealed when Miraculous holders are transformed they can survive temperatures of absolute zero degrees.

In "Cat Blanc", Hawk Moth is shown to be able to call for his Cane from afar. It could be possible when a Miraculous holder gets older they share a mental connection with their weapons or since some like Ladybug's yo-yo string are connected to their holder's willpower even when used by young heroes it could be possible that their mental connection grows with time.

List of Miraculous holders


Jeanne d'Arc depicted in stained glass.

Ladybug Miraculous

Cat Miraculous

Butterfly Miraculous

Turtle Miraculous

  • Wang Fu (formerly)
  • Nino Lahiffe (temporarily)
  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng
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A past Fox Miraculous holder drawn in the Miraculous book.

Fox Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Bee Miraculous

  • Currently inside in the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Peacock Miraculous

Mouse Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Ox Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Tiger Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Rabbit Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Dragon Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Snake Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Horse Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Goat Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Monkey Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

A depiction of Herakles on a vase.

Rooster Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Dog Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Pig Miraculous

  • Currently inside the Miracle Box, being kept by Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Unspecified Miraculouses


  • 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.[8]
  • The transformation sequences are about sixteen seconds.[9]
  • Each Miraculous holder is able to choose their own name/superhero identity.[10]
  • While transformed, holders cannot experience pain and have some level of invulnerability to physical damage, although the extent of this invulnerability is unclear.[11][12]
    • 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".
    • 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".
      • In "Weredad", Cat Noir briefly held his arm and also 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 or powers that can cause them harm, 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.[12]
    • According to Ladybug in "Lady Wifi", it's because of magic implying that they are magically glued to a holder's face.
    • 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.
    • For some Miraculous holders if they don't have certain elements as apart of their costumes they can be replaced by Miraculous tools like how the shield acts like Carapace's shell when not in use or how the jump rope of the Mouse Miraculous was used as Multimouse's tail when not in use.
  • 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.[13]
  • 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.
    • However, in "Feast", Master Fu was referring to himself.
  • Miraculous holders can continue owning their Miraculouses to any age as long as they're using them and their bodies are capable.[14]
  • 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.[15]
    • 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.[16]
  • 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 sixteen, 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 24.
      • On an interesting note, France is the third country in history to have a team of Miraculous holders followed by China and Japan.
  • According to Master Fu, until "Kwamibuster", no Miraculous holder has ever had the mental and physical abilities to handle the use of so many Miraculouses at once.


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Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Recurring Miraculous holders

Alix Kubdel/Bunnyx

Previous Miraculous holders

Adrien Agreste/Aspik/Mister Bug/Snake NoirAlya Césaire/Rena RougeChloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeKagami Tsurugi/RyukoLê Chiến Kim/King MonkeyLuka Couffaine/ViperionMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Lady Noir/Multimouse/Multifox/Multinoir/Multibug/Dragon BugMax Kanté/PegasusNino Lahiffe/Carapace


Gabriel Agreste/Hawk MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura



Former Miraculous holders

Ancient Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderAncient European Cat Miraculous HolderBọ rùaCernunnosIron Armor Akumatized PersonLa CoccinelleHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaHua MulanJeanne d'ArcLa Déesse CoccinelleLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudekudekuPiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe GozenWang Fu/Jade Turtle

Future Miraculous holders

Alix Kubdel/BunnyxBrazilian Miraculous holderFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderFuture Queen BeeMylène Haprèle/Future Mouse Miraculous Holder

Non-Miraculous superheroes
Camilla Hombee/VictoryDoorman (hero)KnightowlMajestiaSparrowUncanny ValleyUnnamed superheroes
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaBubblerCaptain HardrockCat BlancCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • EvillustratorFrightningaleFrozerGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHeart HunterHorrificatorIkari GozenKung FoodKwamibusterLady WifiMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorMimeMiracle QueenMiraculerOblivioParty CrasherPharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragrancePuppeteerOni-ChanQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReplayReverserRiposteRobostusRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSilurusSimon SaysStartrainStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTimebreakerTimetaggerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaWeredadZombizou


Butterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterLadybugLollipop SentimonsterReflekdoll

Other villains

Trash Krakken

Unknown and/or future villains

Apkli • Dr. Sadness • Hawk Moth (future) • Ignoblia • Pain and Tears • Monsieur RatTimetagger


Miss Bustier's class (Adrien AgresteAlix KubdelAlya CésaireChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelJuleka CouffaineLê Chiến KimMarinette Dupain-ChengMax KantéMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi) • Ms. Mendeleiev's class (Aurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean Duparc) • AdamMarc AncielLuka CouffaineOndineKagami TsurugiVivicaWayhem


AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin


Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteArletteArt teacherThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaMr. BananaThéo BarbotAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengChris (performer)Clara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainFire captainFishermanAndré GlacierSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleClaudie KantéMr. KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirLila's motherMaidMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleClara NightingalePhilippeRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingBob RothSanta ClausSarahJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincent (Adrien's photographer)XY


FangMinor animalsWhiskers


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Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)



Future characters

Lindalee Rose

Other characters

AliFélix Graham de Vanily




Amelie Graham de VanilyBreakerWang ChengGhetto BlasterHowardJørgenKenya's fatherKillabeeMetal Face DOrder of the GuardiansPrince Ali's chaperonePublic EnemyShaolin SoulWealthy woman

Characters from the past


Future characters

Sabine's mother • Su Han

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

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