|This article is about the character. You may be looking for the webisode.|
|“||I am a kwami, and my name is Tikki.||”|
—Tikki, "Ladybug and Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)"
Tikki and her Miraculous are currently active, used by Marinette Dupain-Cheng to transform into Ladybug.
Tikki is a small crimson creature that is 10 centimeters (or 4 inches) tall. She has a tiny body, a large head, dark blue eyes, and freckles across her face. She resembles a ladybug, with two antennae, a large black spot on her forehead, back, and each side of her head, and a short tail with three tips aligned vertically.
Tikki is calm and collected while being optimistic, kind, and encouraging. She is very understanding towards others, commended Marinette for not telling Cat Noir her secret identity and comprehended with her parents' decision of grounding her, mindful that Ladybug's responsibilities for keeping her identity a secret is important.
She isn't judgmental as she is willing to give others a chance and respectful towards other people's privacy, trying to stop Marinette from looking through the phones of Adrien and Kagami, although she ended up helping to get the former's phone.
Although she can become annoyed or exasperated with others, Tikki doesn't stay upset at them for long, only wanting what is best for them and those around them. Though rarely seen, she does have a bit of a temper when Plagg refused to help their holders in their amnesiac state.
Having a lot of wisdom and is always looking for the bright side of things, Tikki is very open to giving advice, whatever practical or moral. She will call people out for bad decisions if necessary. She can be hurt or displeased when someone isn't paying attention or appreciates her, displeased with Marinette unintentionally disregards her gift to her. Unlike Plagg, Tikki is more honest with and tends to tell more things to Marinette, admitting to her the importance of a kwami's cycle. Likewise, she encouraged Marinette to be honest about her mistake and being disappointed with Marinette when she wasn't being honest with her feelings towards Cat Noir, Chris and her grandfather. Similarly, like Alya and Adrien, Tikki too values the trust she has with Marinette feeling guilty that she hid secrets from her.
Tikki believes in the importance of saving the world above her own needs, even willing to help Marinette transform instead of seeing Wang Fu and getting herself healed, meaning that she is dedicated to her responsibility as a kwami although a bit reckless. Despite her curiosity about her potential powers, she understood the danger of what would happen if she or any other kwami were captured with the Miraculous spellbook's knowledge, showing her loyal side. Tikki can act a bit rash if she needs to achieve something important, like getting the Miraculous spellbook from Adrien.
Tikki tends to take things literally, when Marinette asked the question, "Please tell me I didn't just do that?" and answered her. When Marinette asks someone to pinch her, thinking she means it or when she believes Alya is heading to a dentist because she didn't understand what a surprise party was or how humans celebrate their birthdays. Sometimes, Tikki shows a more playful and affectionate side, playing an air guitar solo with Marinette and playing a pretend fencing match with her. She has a sweet tooth, which means she isn't a picky eater and is willing to try different foods to get her energy back up or just out of curiosity, but one of her apparent favorite foods is chocolate chip cookies as seen in multiple episodes.
A rarely seen side of her is that she can be a bit hesitant and panicky in a time of crisis until she is reminded of her current task similarly like Marinette.
Unlike Plagg, Tikki is more responsible with her powers refusing to use them for personal gain, jealously or revenge even advising her owners to do the same.
According to Marinette, Tikki is quite observant, where she called Xavier Ramier a unique character like a "human bird", inspiring her owner to make a pigeon derby hat. Like Marinette, Tikki is very resourceful and quick-thinking, planning to contact with Nooroo while being aware of Akumas with Plagg and Wayzz (though this plan ended up failing), deciding to search for another holder to transform after she lost her owner, and lure Oblivio in the opposite direction of her allies' location.
As a kwamiTikki is able to fly and levitate simultaneously. Tikki can pass through solid objects, such as a locker door so she can unlock while helping Marinette get Adrien's phone or the lock of Marinette's chains, which she opened when Captain Hardrock imprisoned everyone. Tikki can carry things that weigh more than her, such as bringing an apple to Marinette without struggle until she trips over a spool of thread, carrying a History Book without much struggle to even pushing open a door.
As a kwami, Tikki possess and can give the wearer the power of creation (good luck) and transforms them into a ladybug-themed superhero by entering the Ladybug Miraculous. Although unable to communicate to the wearer while they are transformed, Tikki usually knows what is going on during that time, being aware that Marinette wasted her power as Ladybug due to jealousy, saying to her that it was cool she complimented Alya when she was surrounded by the press earlier and seems to be aware of the effects of the magic ladybugs. Whenever the wearer uses Lucky Charm, she begins losing power and detransforms in about 5 minutes. Then she has to recharge by eating.
When fed the correct potion, Tikki can access different forms and provide her holder additional abilities:
- With the water potion, Tikki's form is known as "Aqua Tikki". She gives her holder breathing underwater and additional parts to their suit, such as flippers.
- When fed the ice potion, Tikki can access a form known as "Stalac Tikki". She is able to provide her holder enhanced resistance to low temperatures and additional parts to their suit, such as skates.
It seems that Tikki can use her powers with Mullo's and Longg's to create the hybrid wielders Dragon Bug and Multibug.
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Appears|
|1. "The Bubbler":||Appears||14. "Princess Fragrance":||Appears|
|2. "Mr. Pigeon":||Appears||15. "Ladybug & Cat Noir":||Appears|
|3. "Stormy Weather":||Appears||16. "Stoneheart":||Appears|
|4. "Timebreaker":||Appears||17. "Animan":||Appears|
|5. "Copycat":||Appears||18. "Simon Says":||Appears|
|6. "The Pharaoh":||Appears||19. "Pixelator":||Appears|
|7. "Lady Wifi":||Appears||20. "Guitar Villain":||Appears|
|8. "The Evillustrator":||Appears||21. "Kung Food":||Appears|
|9. "Rogercop":||Appears||22. "Gamer":||Appears|
|10. "Dark Cupid":||Appears||23. "Reflekta":||Appears|
|11. "Horrificator":||Appears||24. "The Puppeteer":||Appears|
|12. "Darkblade":||Appears||25. "Antibug":||Appears|
|13. "The Mime":||Appears||26. "Volpina":||Appears|
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Appears|
|1. "Santa Claws":||Appears||14. "Frightningale":||Appears|
|2. "The Collector":||Appears||15. "Syren":||Appears|
|3. "Prime Queen":||Appears||16. "Zombizou":||Appears|
|4. "Despair Bear":||Appears||17. "Frozer":||Appears|
|5. "Riposte":||Appears||18. "Style Queen":||Appears|
|6. "Befana":||Appears||19. "Troublemaker":||Appears|
|7. "Robostus":||Appears||20. "Queen Wasp":||Appears|
|8. "The Dark Owl":||Appears||21. "Reverser":||Appears|
|9. "Gigantitan":||Appears||22. "Anansi":||Appears|
|10. "Glaciator":||Appears||23. "Malediktator":||Appears|
|11. "Sapotis":||Appears||24. "Sandboy":||Appears|
|12. "Gorizilla":||Appears||25. "Catalyst":||Appears|
|13. "Captain Hardrock":||Appears||26. "Mayura":||Appears|
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Appears|
|1. "Chameleon":||Appears||14. "Stormy Weather 2":||Appears|
|2. "Animaestro":||Appears||15. "Kwamibuster":||Appears|
|3. "Bakerix":||Appears||16. "Feast":||Background|
|4. "Backwarder":||Appears||17. "Reflekdoll":||Appears|
|5. "Gamer 2.0":||Appears||18. "Ikari Gozen":||Appears|
|6. "Weredad":||Appears||19. "Desperada":||Appears|
|7. "Silencer":||Appears||20. "Startrain":||Appears|
|8. "Oni-Chan":||Appears||21. "Timetagger":||Appears|
|9. "Miraculer":||Appears||22. "Cat Blanc":||Appears|
|10. "Oblivio":||Appears||23. "Félix":||Appears|
|11. "Party Crasher":||Appears||24. "Ladybug":||Appears|
|12. "Christmaster":||Appears||25. "Heart Hunter":||Appears|
|13. "The Puppeteer 2":||Appears||26. "Miracle Queen":||Appears|
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Absent|
|"Miraculous New York":||Will Appear||"Miraculous Shanghai":||Will Appear|
|"Miraculous Football Special":||Will Appear||"Ladybug in Halloween":||Will Appear|
|1. "Marinette in Paris":||Appears||19. "Alix":||Absent|
|2. "Marinette and Fashion":||Appears||20. "Sabrina":||Appears|
|3. "Ladybug as seen by Adrien":||Absent||21. "Ivan":||Background|
|4. "Ladyblog":||Absent||22. "Marinette as seen by Chloé":||Absent|
|5. "Adrien's Double Life":||Absent||23. "Lila":||Background|
|6. "Marinette and Alya":||Absent||24. "Hawk Moth and the Akumatized Villains":||Appears|
|7. "Marinette's Double Life":||Appears||25. "Family":||Appears|
|8. "Cat Noir as seen by Marinette":||Appears||26. "Kagami as seen by Marinette":||Appears|
|9. "My Birthday Party":||Absent||27. "Kagami as seen by Adrien":||Absent|
|10. "Marinette and Adrien":||Absent||28. "Luka as seen by Marinette":||Appears|
|11. "Master Fu":||Appears||29. "New Powers":||Appears|
|12. "Tikki":||Appears||30. "New Heroes":||Appears|
|13. "Plagg":||Absent||31. "Mayura and the Sentimonsters":||Appears|
|14. "Friends":||Appears||32. "Chloé as seen by Marinette":||Appears|
|15. "Nino":||Absent||33. "Nathalie as seen by Gabriel":||Absent|
|16. "Max":||Appears||34. "Feelings":||Appears|
|17. "Mylène":||Absent||? "Gabriel":||Unknown|
|18. "Rose":||Appears||? "Nathaniel & Marc":||Background|
|Tales from Paris|
|1. "The Notebook":||Absent||4. "Busy Day":||Absent|
|2. "Inspiration":||Appears||5. "Homework Essay":||Appears|
|"Happy Birthday to You!":||Appears||Miraculous Ladybug OVA:||Unknown|
|Ladybug & Cat Noir Awakening:||Will Appear|
Comics and books
|"Issue 1":||Appears||"Issue 5":||Appears|
|"Issue 2":||Appears||"Issue 6":||Will Appear|
|"Issue 3":||Appears||"Issue 7":||Will Appear|
|"Issue 4":||Absent||"Issue 8":||Unknown|
|Other Comics & Books|
|Ladybug Artbook:||Appears||Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug:||Will Appear|
|Miraculous: Tales of Cat Noir:||Unknown||Tales of Miraculous:||Unknown|
|Super Lady Luck:||Absent||Miraculous Mission Ladybug:||Appears|
|Throwdown!:||Absent||Ladybug Contra os Vilões:||Absent|
|Miraculous Ladybug & Cat Noir:||Pictured||Miraculous Crush:||Appears|
|The Mini Menace Ladybug:||Absent||Ladybug PV:||Appears|
|First CGI promotional videos:||Absent||Korean musical:||Absent|
- Tikki's current design is different than it was in the Ladybug PV. In the PV, she is red with a dark brown four-leaf clover on her forehead and black eyes, and she is much bigger, being around the size of Marinette's head.
- Tikki's name means "happiness" in another language.
- Her name may also be based on the Estonian word "teke", meaning "creation."
- Tikki is based on ladybugs, who are known as symbols of love, good luck, and protection.
- Tikki is the first and oldest kwami, having formed when the universe came to be, as revealed in the second issue of Miraculous Adventures.
- In "Oblivio", Tikki is shown to be ticklish.
- In an interview, Mela Lee revealed that Tikki likes baking, but that she is too small to bake, and so she will spend time just reading recipe books.
- In "Bakerix", Tikki's amazement at the Channel Tunnel and at all the things humans have invented since the last time she had an owner implies that she didn't have a chosen before Marinette since at least before 1988.
- There have been cases where Tikki has been accidentally heard or noticed by people.
- Alya overhears Marinette's and Tikki's conversation in "Lady Wifi" and "The Mime".
- Cat Noir almost sees Tikki when he is trapped with Marinette in "The Evillustrator", but Marinette manages to hide her.
- Tikki accidentally flung out of Marinette's purse in "Princess Fragrance", and pretends to be a doll when Chloé finds her.
- In the same episode, Marinette describes her as a special breed of cat to Wang Fu.
- In "Animan", Alya overhears Marinette talking to Tikki over the phone, but she believes she is talking to her.
- In "Pixelator", two civilians notice Tikki in Marinette's purse and she pretends to be a cat when spotted.
- Adrien's bodyguard sees Marinette talking to Tikki while she's in her purse in "Guitar Villain" and looks at Marinette suspiciously.
- Tikki is almost seen by Cat Noir in "Befana", when Marinette attempts to transform but she stops before he gets to her.
- While Wayzz holds the record for the longest time with an owner, Tikki holds the record for having that most owners albeit permanently and temporarily with a total of 13.
Click here to view the gallery.