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[Cat Noir] can use his superpower to destroy anything he touches. Comes in handy for slowing enemies down.

Marinette, "Cat Noir as seen by Marinette"

Cataclysm is a special superpower granted by the Cat Miraculous to its holder.



Cat Noir infuses his ring hand with bad luck energy. Whatever he touches with it is affected negatively: technology malfunctions; solid objects dissolve, corrode, break, or are easily breakable afterward depending on the material; and water evaporates or loses its form if being controlled.

While Cataclysm is a very helpful superpower, Cat Noir must use it wisely, as he can only use it once before reverting back into his civilian form five minutes after using it.


Season 1


Miraculous Adventures



Comics and books


  • In the Korean version, the superpower is called "Ancient Destruction."
  • Concept art shows Cat Noir having other superpowers called Black Storm and Black Hole, although these powers were scrapped in favor or Cataclysm.
    Cat Noir Concept Black Storm and Black Hole

    Concept art of Black Storm and Black Hole, two discarded powers for Cat Noir.

  • The effect of Cataclysm when it's used on a living creature is unknown.
  • Cataclysm isn't used in "Darkblade" or "The Mime".
  • Copycat is able to use this ability as well, with the same loss of power after using it.
  • Cat Noir's use of Cataclysm on Guitar Villain's Awesome Solo reveals that it is usable against an attack, but it can fail.
    • Cat Noir summons it in "Reflekta", but he is transformed by the villain of the same name before he has time to use it.
  • "Copycat" has the most uses of Cataclysm: the superpower is used 3 times (2 from Cat Noir and 1 from Copycat).
  • Lady Wifi, the Evillustrator, Reflekta, and Copycat manage to anticipate the use of Cataclysm, but Lady Wifi doesn't manage to stop Cat Noir from using it.
    • Ladybug counters the use of Cataclysm in "Copycat" (Copycat's Cataclysm), "Princess Fragrance" and "Dark Cupid".
    • Guitar Villain is the only one who manages to defeat Cataclysm with his Awesome Solo.


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Start a Discussion Discussions about Cataclysm

  • Chat Noir in Darkblade

    2 messages
    • In Darkblade, Chat Noir didn't use Cataclysm at all, so why in the world did his Miraculous start beeping as soon as the akuma was purified?
    • It was a sound mistake. I remember Thomas Astruc saying the beeping wasn't supposed to be in that scene when it first premiered in Fran…
  • Lucky Charm + Cataclysm = Absolute Power?

    11 messages
    • Replying months later: maybe if they were completely in sync, then they could possibly achieve that absolute power and grant the greatest des…
    • Lucky Charm is summoning helpful into a fight, Cataclysm is destroying something.

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