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"Once upon a time, Chuang Chou dreamed that he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting about happily enjoying himself. He didn’t know that he was Chou. Suddenly he awoke and was palpably Chou. He didn’t know whether he were Chou who had dreamed of being a butterfly, or a butterfly who was dreaming that he was Chou."
― Zhuangzi

Power to use the abilities of butterflies. Variation of Insect Physiology.

Also Called

  • Butterfly Body/Form/Mimicry

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can mimic/transform into butterflies.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Butterflies are associated with great number of mystical and supernatural abilities and connections in mythology and folklore, thus user with this power may have access to: Spirit Physiology whether they be living, dying, or already dead ones; Resurrection, Luck, as well as Transformation and Shapeshifting.

Known Users

See Also: Butterfly of Death and Rebirth and Pretty Butterflies.

Cartoons

  • Mewmans with Mewberty (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
    • Star Butterfly
    • Queen Moon Butterfly
  • Pesky Dust (Ben 10)
  • Philip J. Fry (Futurama); temporarily
  • Princess Amber (Sofia the First); via a spell of Cedric the Sorcerer
  • Randy Marrsh (South Park) in Mr. Mackey's dream
  • Nooroo (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Akumas (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Maria Monarch (The Buzz on Maggie)
  • Flutterby (Fifi and the Flowertots)
  • Madame Butterfly (Oswald)
  • Keith (Funky Valley)

Comics

  • Butterfly-Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Jellyfly (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic/IDW)
  • Leptirica (Vampirella)

Movies

Manga/Anime

  • Monarus (Bakugan)
  • Ashisogi Jizou (Bleach); in spirit form
  • Pappiliodya (Little Witch Academia)
  • Chōji Akimichi (Naruto)

TCG

  • Bewitched Butterfly (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Blazewing Butterfly (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Naturia Butterfly (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Poison Butterfly (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Princess of Butterflies (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Queen Butterfly Danaus (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Reed Butterfly (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Rose Papillon (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • White Papillon (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Video Games

  • Moonlight Butterfly (Dark Souls)
  • Butterflymon (Digimon)
  • Hudiemon (Digimon)
  • Wisdurm (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • Beautifly (Pokémon)
  • Butterfree (Pokémon)
  • Vivillon (Pokémon)
  • Psyche (Valkyrie Crusade)

Web Comics

  • Memory Dreams (Lost Nightmare)

Web Original

Other

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