What Miraculouses May Exist Outside of the Known Seven?
As of Season 1, there are seven Miraculouses we know about, and we know about their present and future whereabouts. Only four have appeared, with three being used, but the fourth Miraculous and the three others that aren’t active will be fully revealed within Season 2/Season 3.
However, what about other Miraculouses? After all, we have evidence and confirmation that more than seven exist. For example, in a Lindalee Rose interview, Jeremy Zag revealed that the chest containing Miraculous has more than one level, the top level being the only one shown so far. Additionally, after confirming not every animal has Miraculous based on it, and when asked if there were only seven Miraculouses, Thomas Astruc’s response was, “ Actually it’s a bit more complicated, but now you’ll have at least 3 seasons to discover it.” He seems to be suggesting there is more going on with the Miraculouses, and there may be more than the seven we’ve seen in existence.
Note: I was asked how many floors the box has. At every button, there is a horizontal line that separates the wood, and there are 3 lines in total, resulting in 4 floors, including the top level. We don’t know what each floor looks like, but if they are the same as the top or include the same amount of places for Miraculous, which is 7, the maximum amount of Miraculouses the chest would hold and may possibly exist would be 28 Miraculous.
For my own curiosity, I searched at the information and images we have so far to see what Miraculouses have been suggested and might exist. The best sources for this search come from an animatic, the actual show, and the final design of Master Fu’s Miraculous-holding chest.
First, let’s look at this storyboard from the animatic of the theme song.
These Miraculouses in the chest are different from the ones showcased in the final version. The only three instantly recognizable Miraculouses are the Cat, Ladybug, and Moth Miraculouses. This is what the rest look like to me.
The lowest Miraculous right below the yin-yang symbol appears to be a ring. Displayed on the ring is a side-view of a lion. Going counter-clockwise, the next Miraculous is a bracelet, with a snake biting its tail. This is representing Ouroboros, which is defined by Wikipedia as “ an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.” This Miraculous is either for a snake or a dragon, with the latter more likely by its appearance. The next Miraculous is another ring with a brown creature on it, looking like a bear or a related-appearing animal. The pair of earrings with stripes is a hard one to guess. It may be for a zebra or an older design for the Bee Miraculous, but I think it may be for a tiger (I’ll explain this reason later on).
Directly above the yin-yang symbol is a ring with a bull image on it. To the left is a weird-appearing pair of earrings that seems to be a chicken or rooster head in a side view with a visible eye. The last unknown Miraculous, a ring yet again, has the side view head of an eagle.
I’m sure most of these Miraculouses, if they appear in the final version, will have modified designs that reflect their animal themes stronger, but for being simple representations, those are the animals I see in them. A few of them are supported in images we’ve seen before during Nooroo’s explanation of Miraculouses in “Laybug & Cat Noir”.
From left to right, these are Tomoe Gozen, Cernunnos, and Herakles. None of the Miraculouses from the storyboard have anything strongly similar to Cernunnos, but by his ears, antlers, and tails, he seems to be suggesting the existence of a Deer Miraculous. Tomoe Gozen could have a Miraculous for any type of bird, but by her pointed beak, she seems to leaning towards a bird of prey. I predict she had the Eagle Miraculous seen in the animatic, although that Miraculous could actually be for another bird of prey, like a hawk or falcon. Finally, Herakles has a strong indication for his Miraculous with the lion pelt he’s wearing, and it matches up with the Lion Miraculous in the animatic. From these three, I think it adds more proof for an Eagle Miraculous and Lion Miraculous, and it suggests another possibility with a Deer Miraculous.
Finally, my source of evidence would be on the exterior of Master Fu’s chest. After close examination, I noticed that the clearly shown sides of the chest included one or two buttons with a Chinese character on each one. with twelve buttons in total, I was curious if they could possibly be representing the Chinese zodiac. With research, I found out I was right, and I created a model showing the placement of the buttons.
If these aren’t just for decoration and are actually based on existing Miraculouses, it would mean that twelve more Miraculouses exist. Some of these animals were ones I pointed out with the animatic, like the snake, the ox, and the rooster. The Miraculouses are strongly implied to have been created in ancient China, so it makes sense if the Chinese zodiac animals were included in the many Miraculouses formed. As for a Dragon Miraculous, it may not be a real animal in our world, but concept art for “The Chinese Legend” shows that dragons may exist, or another possibility is that is will be a real animal that is similar to a dragon, like a seadragon (as done in Fruits Basket).
These are my findings from the theme song animatic, the show, and Master Fu’s chest. Here is the list of Miraculouses that I think have evidence to exist as of now in February 2017:
There may be more, or not all of these will actually exist, but it’s the rough outcome I ended up with. I’m fascinated to see which ones of these will be shown. I don’t think every character in Paris is getting a Miraculous, but I’d love to see guest characters from time to time that happen to be currently wielding one of these. Also, Lindalee Rose revealed that a character we already know will get a Miraculous that we haven’t seen yet, meaning it definitely isn’t one of the seven Miraculous noticed in Season 1.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with these possibilities, or do you disagree with some of them and/or hope for a different type of Miraculous? Which one, if they’re real, do you think the unknown Miraculous holder will get? I’d love to hear other fans’ thoughts on this subject.