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Renlings are divine, sprite-like beings who embody human values. They can transform their user into a wild animal they must control.[1]

They are cousins of Kwamis, other spirit-like beings who embody abstract concepts.


Generally, Renlings are the same size as the kwamis. They have large heads, big eyes, and animalistic bodies, as opposed to kwamis. They are all bright red, with black swirl patterns, and on some, orange undersides. They all have lime green hair as of the concept art, when really they have sunshine yellow hair. They also seem to have purple mouths.


Renlings are divine beings that can levitate and are immortal. They can only be seen by the holder of the Prodigious, remaining invisible to everyone else. Unlike their cousins, the kwamis who can give different powers to their owners, the renlings can turn their owner into the animal they represent, as long the holder of the Prodigious possesses the value they embody.

List of known Renlings

The Renling of Justice.

Inhabits the Prodigious, allowing the wearer to turn into a dragon.

The Renling of Courage.

Inhabits the Prodigious, allowing the wearer to turn into a snake.

The Renling of Calmness.

Inhabits the Prodigious, allowing the wearer to turn into a bear.

The Renling of Honor.

Inhabits the Prodigious, allowing the wearer to turn into a horse.

The Renling of Confidence.

Inhabits the Prodigious, allowing the wearer to turn into an eagle.

The Renling of Patience.

Inhabits the Prodigious, allowing the wearer to turn into a mantis.

The Renling of Compassion.

Inhabits the Prodigious, allowing the wearer to turn into a monkey.

The Renling of Discipline.

Inhabits the Prodigious, allowing the wearer to turn into a tiger.




  • "Renling" is a play on the Chinese words "rèn lǐng" (认领/認領), meaning to claim/adopt/accept someone and/or something as their own.
  • They share a color scheme with Ladydragon.
  • Their five colors (green, red, orange, black, white) fit the five elements of Wu Xing, wood, fire, earth, water and metal.
  • They are the "cousins" of the Kwamis.[2]
  • The renlings seemingly correspond to animals that frequently appear in the imagery of Southern styles of martial arts. The Five Animals are the Tiger, Crane, Leopard, Snake and Dragon. Alternate sets replace the Leopard and the Dragon with the Monkey and the Mantis. Other animal styles include the Eagle and Bear among others.[3]
  • According to Jeremy Zag, Ladybug and Cat Noir will meet their owner who is very special.[1]
  • Just like the kwamis, renlings are bound or connected to a certain object (kwamis with their Miraculouses and renlings to the Prodigious). However, each of the kwamis have their own miraculous; all the renlings are bound to one object together.
  • Ma Ma, Hu Hu, She She, Hou Hou and Long Long are based off of Kaalki, Sass, Longg, Xuppu and Roaar from the Chinese Miracle Box.
  • Xiong Xiong and Ying Ying are based off of Liiri and the Bear Kwami from the Native American Miracle Box.
  • Tang Tang is the only renling that wasn't based off of any known kwami.



ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAlya Césaire/Rena RougeKagami Tsurugi/RyukoLê Chiến Kim/King MonkeyLuka Couffaine/ViperionMax Kanté/PegasusNino Lahiffe/CarapaceRose Lavillant/Pigella

Other Miraculous holders

Jessica Keynes/Eagle

Previous Miraculous holders

Adrien Agreste/Aspik/Mister Bug/Snake NoirChloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Lady Noir/Multimouse/Dragon Bug


Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow 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 holderMylène Haprèle/MultimouseLadyLionLady ButterflyCaprikidCoq CourageMinotauroxTigresse PourpreTraquemoiselleZoé/Vesperia

Order of the Guardians




United Heroez
Aeon/Uncanny ValleyAgent BlueAgent RedAgent YellowBarbara Keynes/KnightowlCamilla Hombee/VictoryDean Gate/DoormanHurricaneJessica Keynes/SparrowMercuryOlympia Hill/MajestiaSnowflakeStingThorn
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaBubblerCaptain HardrockCat BlancCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • EvillustratorFeastFrightningaleFrozerFurious FuGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHeart HunterHorrificatorIkari GozenKing CashKung FoodKwamibusterLady WifiLiesMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorMimeMiracle QueenMiraclonizerMiraculerOblivioOni-ChanParty CrasherPharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragrancePuppeteerQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReverserRiposteRobostusRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSimon SaysStartrainStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTechlonizerTruthTimebreakerTimetaggerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaWeredadYan WoshiZombizou


Butterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterGuiltripLadybugLollipop SentimonsterPharoReflekdollRobostus Sentimonster

Other villains

Lila RossiBob RothCashMike Rochip/Techno-Pirate

Future villains

Apkli • Dr. Sadness • Future Hawk MothGorilla SentimonsterIgnobliaQueen Banana • Pain and Tears • Monsieur RatTimetagger


Miss Bustier's class (Adrien AgresteChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelAlya CésaireJuleka CouffaineMarinette Dupain-ChengLê Chiến KimMylène HaprèleMax KantéAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi) • Ms. Mendeleiev's class (Aurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean Duparc) • Kagami TsurugiLuka CouffaineMarc AncielOndineThéo BarbotVivicaWayhem


AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin


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


FangMinor animalsWhiskers


Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)



Future characters

Didier RoustanLindalee RoseZoé

Other characters

AliDelmarFélix Graham de Vanily


Amelie Graham de VanilyCashChun ChengShu Yin ChengWang ChengYen ChengPrince Ali's chaperone



Prodigious Related

Fei Wu/LadydragonWu ShifuRenlings (Hou HouMa MaLong LongHu HuShe SheTang TangXiong XiongYing Ying) • Mei Shi

Non-canon characters
Adam/ReplayBreakerDany Boon/GagotorFisherman/SilurusGhetto BlasterHowardCharlotte Basquet/SculptiaJørgenKenyaKenya's father/Trash KrakkenKillabeeLibrarianMetal Face DPublic EnemyShaolin SoulUnnamed superheroesUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodie) • Wealthy woman
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