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This article is related to the Turtle Miraculous.

It's all up to you, Captain Turtle!

Ladybug to Carapace, "Anansi"

Shell-ter is the special superpower granted by the Turtle Miraculous to its owner.


This superpower allows the user to materialize a protective barrier.

The Turtle Miraculous owner holds up the Shield and materializes a spherical green barrier with a segmented hexagonal pattern, like that of a turtle shell. The user can erect the barrier around themselves, or around someone else. The barrier can vary in size.

The force field is strong enough to endure the collapse of a massive, incredibly heavy structure, such as the Arc de Triomphe. However, the barrier is not indestructible, a Cataclysm was capable of breaking the barrier in a single hit; and a Sentimonster was capable of cracking the barrier after several hits.

In "Mega Leech" and "Rocketear", it is revealed that the barrier can be used as a cage. It can even contain a herd of dinosaurs. And interestingly, it seems that dinosaurs can break through the barrier the same way Sentimonsters do.

Shell-ter is also capable of cutting through anything that crosses its border upon materialization, such as Anansi's webs.

The Turtle Miraculous owner can dematerialize the barrier by speaking the cancellation phrase: "Unshield".


Season 2

Episode Summoner Reason Image
"Anansi" Carapace Used to protect Ladybug, Cat Noir, and Alya Césaire as the Arc de Triomphe was crumbling down.
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Season 3

Episode Summoner Reason Image
"Miraculer" Carapace Used to protect Ladybug from Miraculer's attack.
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Miraculer Used to block Rena Rouge's attack.
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Used to prevent Carapace from reaching her akumatized object.
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Used to protect her armpit from being tickled by Ladybug's Lucky Charm feather.
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"Party Crasher" Carapace Attempted to use to protect Cat Noir, Viperion and Pegasus from Party Crasher, but Carapace was absorbed by the villain before he had a chance to activate it.
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Used to protect Ladybug and her team from Party Crasher's attacks.
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"Heart Hunter" Jade Turtle Used to protect himself from Hawk Moth and Mayura's attacks. It was almost broken by the Butterfly sentimonster's stinger.
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"Miracle Queen"

Season 4

Episode Summoner Reason Image
"Mega Leech" Carapace Used to trap all the Akumas and Amoks Ryuko gathered around the city after Polymouse defeated the Mini-Malediktators, allowing Ladybug to capture them all at once. Mega Leech 406.png
"Optigami" Senticarapace Used to protect Lady Bee from Style Queen's attacks. Optigami (453).png
"Rocketear" Carapace Used to keep the dinosaurs from escaping until Ladybug came back. Rocketear (2).png
"Ephemeral" Used to protect Vesperia from Moolak's attacks. Ephemeral shellter.png





  • The name of the superpower is a play on the words "shell" and "shelter".
  • In the French dub, this superpower is called "Protection".
  • In the Korean dub, the superpower is called "Shield".
  • In the Russiam dub, the superpower is called "Панцирь".
  • In "Optigami", the deactivation phrase for Shell-ter is revealed to be "Shell off", which is also the detransformation phrase of the Turtle Miraculous itself. In "Ephemeral", another deactivation phrase for Shell-ter is revealed to be "Un-shield".
    • Following Mirage, Shell-ter is the second Miraculous superpower to have multiple cancellation phrases.


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