The Monkey Miraculous is a circlet traditionally depicted on the monkey king in Chinese mythology. In the Miracle Box, it is long, thin, and black (but later is confirmed to have a reversed coloration in "Party Crasher") two of its sides bend inward like the temples on glasses, and the edges curl inward in a spiral-like manner. The middle of the Miraculous also bends, and it has five light brown square pieces on one side. When worn, it is unfolded and put on the wearer's head as they say the transformation phrase to transform.
When Kim wears the Miraculous in "Party Crasher", the camouflaged form is a gold circlet, while the charged is the same circlet but with five black bands on the back. As of "Miracle Queen", the camouflaged form, as worn by Kim, is changed to pair of orange banded earplugs worn by swimmers.
When worn by Marinette, in its camouflaged form, it appears as a striped pink headband.
The camouflaged of the circlet (headband) when worn by Marinette.
The Monkey Miraculous grants its wielder enhanced superhuman physical abilities, including strength, speed, and agility. It also makes the user nearly invulnerable.
Its special weapon is a staff. Its special superpower is Uproar, which summons a toy-like item that, upon contact with anyone other than the Monkey Miraculous wearer, will cause the victims' powers to malfunction for a short period of time.
A French teenage girl. After Wang Fu relinquishes his duty as guardian and lost his memory in the process, Marinette becomes the new guardian of the Miraculouses. She is currently storing the Monkey Miraculous in the Miracle Box when not in use.
Monkeys symbolize honor, instinct, swiftness, and playfulness.
The Monkey Miraculous' "concept" was previously Derision, before ultimately being changed to Jubilation.
However, the "concept" being Derision is incorrectly still kept on some official materials, such as the Kwamis book as well as the official Miraculous Ladybug website as of September 2020.
The Monkey Miraculous is the first Miraculous known to be a different type of jewelry depending on the wielder; earplugs when worn by Kim but a headband when worn by Marinette.
The Monkey Miraculous bears many similarities to the character Sun Wukong in the classic Chinese text "The Journey To The West."
The oldest known wielder of the Monkey Miraculous bears the name Sun Wukong.
The Monkey Miraculous takes the form of a headband or circlet, similar to the circlet that Sun Wukong is given in the Journey To The West.
The weapon wielded by the Monkey Miraculous is Ruyi Jingu Bang, which bears the same name as Sun Wukong's pillar-staff in The Journey To The West.
The current wielder of the Monkey Miraculous, Lê Chiến Kim, calls himself King Monkey when in his superhero form. The Chinese name "Sun Wukong" can be translated to mean "Monkey King." Sun Wukong also bears the title of King of the Monkeys in The Journey To The West.
Lê Chiến Kim bears a similar confident, athletic and hot-headed personality to Sun Wukong. Xuppu, the inhabitant of the Monkey Miraculous, is also quite mischievous, another notable trait of Sun Wukong.