Does Mirabel get special powers at the end of the film Encanto? How does everyone get their powers back even after the candle is gone.

The candle is the source of the miracles and the house. But soon after the harmony of the Madrigal family disappears the cracks become visible, and at last, the house collapsed. The candle flamed out, but after the rebuild, soon after Mirabel touched the door knob, the miracles were regained for all family members.

I could not understand why this was happening. So I started to read some reviews about the film but could find the answers to my doubts.

  • Hi. Welcome to the site. I edited your question a little just to make it a little more clear. "inmates" usually means "prisoners" so I changed it to the "Madrigal family".
    – iandotkelly
    Jan 4, 2022 at 15:26
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    For what it is worth .... the story is an allegory about family and community rather than magic. Her magic power was showing them that the magic comes from them and not the candle. I'm not sure a literal answer of "what happened" or "did she get special powers" exists.
    – iandotkelly
    Jan 4, 2022 at 15:40
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    My interpretation is that Mirabel got the same power Abuela had: The power to sustain the miracle so that everyone else had their powers, and basically to be her heir. But I have no actual sources for that, so I don't consider it an answer.
    – Bobson
    Mar 22, 2022 at 13:31
  • @Bobson Agree, this can clearly be seen also in the fact that she is able to give commands to the house, as Abuela does. Apr 7, 2022 at 7:48


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