"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 Lepidoptera Physiology and 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 a great number of mystical and supernatural abilities and connections in mythology and folklore, thus the user with this power may have access to: Spirit Physiology whether they are living, dying, or already dead; 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: Omniverse)
  • Philip J. Fry (Futurama); temporarily
  • Princess Amber (Sofia the First); via a spell of Cedric the Sorcerer
  • Randy Marsh (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)
  • Charles (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts)
  • Madame Butterfly (Oswald)
  • Keith (Funky Valley)
  • Narabugs (Waybuloo)
  • Felicity (Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty) via Butterfly Transformation
  • Precures (Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!)

Comics

  • Butterfly-Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Jellyflies (IDW's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Leptirica (Vampirella)

Movies

  • Battra (Godzilla)
  • Mothra (Godzilla)
  • Hue (Barbie: Fairytopia)

Manga/Anime

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

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

  • Butterfly (Growtopia)
  • Moonlight Butterfly (Dark Souls)
  • Butterflymon (Digimon)
  • Hudiemon (Digimon)
  • Thunderwing Butterfly (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Smotherwing Butterfly (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Summerwing Butterfly (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Winterwing Butterfly (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Wisdurm (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • Beautifly (Pokémon)
  • Butterfree (Pokémon)
  • Vivillon (Pokémon)
  • Pet Butterflies (Animal Jam)
  • Psyche (Valkyrie Crusade)

Web Comics

  • Memory Dreams (Lost Nightmare)

Web Original

Other

  • Le Papillon (Grindhouse and Watercolors)
  • Papillon (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Butterfly Fairies (Thea Stilton: The Land of Flowers)

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