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are magical pieces of jewelry. Worn as jewelry, they have the ability to use kwamis to transform those who wear them into animal-themed beings with superpowers.
History [edit | Edit source]
As explained by Master Fu, Wayzz and Tikki in the comic book story "The Trash Krakken Part 1" (not yet published in German), kwamis have existed since the beginning of time. As “abstract” creatures, each kwami formed whenever a new idea, concept, or emotion arose in the universe, such as creation, math, and love. However, living beings like humans could not see or perceive kwamis, so that the kwamis could only fly through the universe without communicating with them.
Thousands of years ago, a magician successfully helped the kwamis interact with humans by creating magical trinkets called miraculouses. Because of the kwamis that inhabited them, the Miraculous bestowed amazing powers on those who wore them. There are two Miraculouses that are more powerful than the others: the Ladybug Miraculous, which has the power to create Tikki, the very first Kwami, and the Cat Miraculous, which has the power to destroy Plagg. In “Every Beginning Is Hard - Part 1,” Nooroo says that legend has it that when the Ladybug Miraculous and the Cat Miraculous are worn together, their user will have unrestricted power. At one point, a lot of information about the Miraculous and their powers was written in code in a book and few knew how to decipher the code. At an unknown point in time, a box was also created to hold the inactive Miraculouses.
In order to protect and distribute the Miraculous, the Order of the Guardians was established, which existed for many years. Throughout its existence, Guardians trained the younger generations to protect the Miraculouss and the Book of Spells housed in the Guardian's Temple. The order fell apart more than a hundred years ago because of a mistake made by Master Fu, who was a young apprentice at the time. The temple was destroyed. The Butterfly Miraculous, the Peacock Miraculous, and the Spellbook were lost, but Master Fu took the box with the rest of the Miraculous. According to Nooroo, the miraculouses, which are meant for good causes, have been used for the benefit of mankind through the centuries. However, in the wrong hands, Miraculouses can also be used for evil.
System [edit | Edit source]
Usually, a suitable person with good intentions gets a Miraculous from a Guardian, a person charged with protecting the Miraculous and keeping them in a safe place when they are not in use. Although it can happen that an unworthy candidate is given a miraculous, as Master Fu once did with an unknown person, the system prevents many unfit people from simply being given a miraculous. The Keeper takes back the Miraculous and will keep it when it is dropped or returned to him. Unfortunately, there have been instances where Miraculouses have been lost, possibly forever, and the Keeper is unable to retrieve them, such as the Butterfly Miraculous that Master Fu believed was lost forever. Miraculouses can be kept by their chosen users for many years as long as they are used and the wearer's bodies are capable of doing so.
There are other ways to obtain a Miraculous than being selected by the Great Keeper. Humans can find Miraculous if they are lost and cannot be properly stored. For example, Hawk Moth got the Butterfly Miraculous by finding it, which also makes it easy for him to use it for evil without Master Fu being able to intervene or knowing his secret identity. Former Miraculous owners can give their Miraculous to someone else if they don't know a Guardian or the Guardian cannot intervene first. After Marinette believes in "Every Beginning is Hard - Part 2" that she shouldn't be the Ladybug Miraculous owner, she puts the Ladybug Miraculous in Alya's bag, in the hope that Alya will find it and decides to do so to become the new Ladybug, although Marinette later decides to continue as Ladybug and takes it back before Alya sees it.
Another way to get a Miraculous is to steal a Miraculous and / or take it from its user. There are several types of reasons for taking someone else's Miraculous. One reason is Hawk Moth's intention to combine the Ladybug Miraculous and the Cat Miraculous for absolute power. On the other hand, if a Miraculous is being used by an evil person, it is the Great Guardian's job to find out who the Miraculous owner is and take the Miraculous away from him. If necessary, the Great Guardian will get help from other Miraculous owners or select new Miraculous owners to stop the villain, such as Marinette and Adrien, who will each receive a Miraculous from Master Fu to defeat Hawk Moth. Along with the risk of being stolen if not worn, Miraculouss, their owners, can be taken away by someone else when worn, whether transformed or not. While it is possible, it is less common to steal a Miraculous if the owner is not transformed, unless the person taking it knows what the Miraculous looks like in its camouflaged form.
If the Great Keeper allows, a current Miraculous owner can temporarily give a Miraculous to someone else as long as the temporary owner returns it when the mission is complete. This was seen on Alya in "Out of Control" when Ladybug chose her to wear the Fox Miraculous to help her and Cat Noir.
Not all Miraculouss owned by other people are worn and used by them. Master Fu keeps unused Miraculouses in the Miraculous Box in order to keep them protected and to make them available to future users in the necessary situations. Gabriel Agreste keeps the peacock miraculous in a secret safe, a detail that Adrien and Plagg do not notice in “Volpina”. At the same time, Miraculous owners who wear a Miraculous may never or rarely transform with them. Because of his age, Master Fu does not succeed in transforming himself when he tries "Every Beginning is Difficult - Part 1" and injures his back in the process. Even so, Master Fu keeps and wears the Turtle Miraculous, who often discusses matters with Wayzz and benefits from Wayzz's help.
Skills [edit | Edit source]
A Miraculous, when worn and inhabited by a Kwami, gives the wearer a costumed disguise during the transformation, which is based on the respective animal theme and on what the Miraculous owner wanted deep inside. It gives the wearer enhanced abilities such as strength and agility, a weapon and a unique superpower. Some of the powers of the Miraculous follow their theme, like the Ladybug Miraculous, with the power of creation which the superpower Lucky Charm has. However, the types of powers a Miraculous has are not limited to the subject at hand. The transformation continues until the superpower is used. The porters have about five minutes before they transform back into shape. Before the wearer can transform itself again, the kwami must recharge itself by eating something.
A person can wear more than one Miraculous and use them both at the same time. However, it is unknown what happens to the users when they transform and whether they only take aspects of one or both of the Miraculouses and whether they receive more powers from the two Miraculouses when they are combined together.
In order to deactivate a Miraculous, the person must intentionally take off their Miraculous and either forego the Miraculous' kwami or express a wish to no longer use it. Once that has happened, the Kwami goes back into the Miraculous and is only woken up again if someone opens a small box from a Guardian with a Miraculous in it or puts the Miraculous on. However, Kwamis do not return to their Miraculous in camouflaged form if the owner involuntarily gets rid of them, as can be seen in "Lady Wifi" when Cat Noir's ring falls from his hand and is lost.
Modes [edit | Edit source]
The Miraculous differ in the type of jewelry, from earrings to necklaces or rings to hair combs. However, all Miraculouses have three different modes: active, inactive and dormant. In active mode, the Miraculous is being carried by an owner and he has activated the transformation, which means that the kwami has been absorbed. The Miraculous takes on a more colorful, exotic design in this mode. In inactive mode, the Miraculous is worn or possessed by an owner, but the transformation has not initiated, so the Kwami is separated from the Miraculous. The appearance of the Miraculous in this mode is more reserved and generally more conservative. This also makes it more difficult to spot a Miraculous on an owner in everyday clothing because the Miraculous is camouflaged. Sleep mode is when the kwami is absorbed into the Miraculous but it is not currently in use. Sleep mode looks the same as active mode.
The difference between active mode / sleep mode and inactive mode varies between the Miraculouss. The Ladybug Miraculous appears as a pair of simple black earrings in inactive mode, but in active mode they are red with black dots and the cat miraculous is a simple silver ring in inactive mode, but in active mode it is black with a green cat's paw -Design. In contrast, the Fox Miraculous differs in active and inactive mode only through golden lines and a changing color gradient.
List of known Miraculous [edit | Edit source]
Chinese Miraculous Box Edit source]
|A pair of earrings that, with the help of Tikki, transforms the wearer into a ladybug-themed superhero with the power of creation. |
|A brooch that, with the help of Nooroo, transforms the wearer into a butterfly-themed superhero with the power of transmission. |
|A necklace that, with the help of Trixx, transforms the wearer into a fox-themed superhero with the power of illusion. |
|A brooch that, with the help of Duusu, transforms the wearer into a peacock-themed superhero with the power of emotions. |
|A nose ring that, with the help of Stompp, transforms the wearer into an ox-themed superhero. |
|A pocket watch that, with the help of fluff, transforms the wearer into a rabbit-themed superhero with the power of evolution. |
|A bracelet that, with the help of Sass, transforms the wearer into a snake-themed superhero with the power of intuition. |
|A pair of hair clips that, with the help of Ziggy, transforms the wearer into a goat-themed superhero. |
|A thumb ring that, with the help of Orikko, transforms the wearer into a rooster-themed superhero. |
|An anklet that, with the help of Daizzi, transforms the wearer into a pig-themed superhero. |
|A ring that, with the help of Plagg, transforms the wearer into a cat-themed superhero with the power of destruction. |
|A bracelet that, with the help of Wayzz, transforms the wearer into a turtle-themed superhero with the power of protection. |
|A hair comb that, with the help of pollen, transforms the wearer into a bee-themed superhero with the power of submission. |
|A necklace that, with the help of Mullo, transforms the wearer into a mouse-themed superhero with the power of reproduction. |
|A Panjas bracelet that, with the help of Roaar, transforms the wearer into a tiger-themed superhero. |
|A necklace that, with the help of Longg, transforms the wearer into a dragon-themed superhero with the power of perfection. |
|A pair of glasses that, with the help of Kaalki, transforms the wearer into a horse-themed superhero with the power of teleportation. |
|A headband that, with the help of Xuppu, transforms the wearer into an ape-themed superhero with the power of cheering. |
|A choker that, with the help of Barkk, transforms the wearer into a dog-themed superhero. |
American Miraculous Box Edit source]
|A necklace that, with the help of Liiri, transforms the wearer into an eagle-themed superhero with the power of freedom. |
|A piece of jewelry that transforms the wearer into a thunderbird-themed superhero with the help of the thunderbird kwami. |