|“||[Cat Noir] can use his superpower to destroy anything he touches. Comes in handy for slowing enemies down.||”|
By calling upon his power, 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. In addition, once he summons the superpower, he can't turn it off, and he must use it to get rid of it.Its power can also be used for self-defense but it can fail seen in "Guitar Villain", distractions in "Troublemaker".
- The Bubbler - used on a bubble.
- Mr. Pigeon - used on a cage.
- Stormy Weather - used on a billboard depicting Aurore on top of the TVi studio.
- Timebreaker - used on a low-relief at the Trocadéro.
- Copycat - used on bars inside the Louvre (by Cat Noir), a plank of wood (by Cat Noir, originally meant for the chains holding him), and the chains attempted earlier (by Copycat, having meant to use it on Cat Noir).
- The Pharaoh - used on bars inside the Louvre.
- Lady Wifi - used on the wifi antenna on top of Le Grand Paris.
- The Evillustrator - used on a wall of Chloé's room (originally meant for a light switch on that spot).
- Rogercop - used on the mayor's office floor.
- Dark Cupid - used on the strap of Dark Cupid's quiver (originally meant to be used on Ladybug).
- Horrificator - used on support posts.
- Princess Fragrance - used on the fireworks' control panel (meant to be used on Ladybug).
- Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1) - used on a goal cage at Parc des Princes (meant to be used on Stoneheart, but used on the goal instead because Cat Noir didn't know it was a one-time power).
- Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2) - used on the Eiffel Tower to peel off a beam.
- Animan - used on a bus control console.
- Simon Says - used on an elevator's control panel at the TVi studio and on Simon Says' card deck.
- Pixelator - used on the ground of the dimension Pixelator sends his victims to, effectively freeing all of those trapped.
- Guitar Villain - used as a shield against Guitar Villain's Awesome Solo, but failed.
- Kung Food - used on Kung Food's bag.
- Gamer - used on the Gamer's MX-01.
- Reflekta - summoned but nullified (meant for some lockers blocking the school's entrance).
- The Puppeteer - used on the wifi antenna on top of the bakery.
- Antibug - used on the cover of Le Grand Paris' swimming pool.
- Volpina - used on some beams of the Eiffel Tower.
- A Christmas Special - used first against a Gabriel advertisement (originally meant for a Christmas tree), then against Santa Claws' hat.
- The Collector - used on the shelves of Adrien's room.
- Prime Queen - used on the freezer door at Le Grand Paris.
- Despair Bear - used on a couch (meant to be used against Ladybug).
- Riposte - used on bars inside the Louvre.
- Befana - used on a fire hydrant system.
- Robostus - used on Robostus' giant assembled robot.
- The Dark Owl - used first on ropes, then on a crate after he retransforms.
- Gigantitan - used on a serving of ice cream (meant to be used against Gigantitan's bracelet).
- Glaciator - used on a bus.
- Sapotis - used on a garbage bin, along with the Sapotis' hats it contained.
- Gorizilla - used on the street surface where Gorizilla was standing.
- Captain Hardrock - used on Captain Hardrock's ship.
- Troublemaker - used on Troublemaker's pen.
- Frightningale - used on Frightningale's wand.
- Zombizou - used on the roof of the Gustave Eiffel Apartment exhibit atop the Eiffel Tower.
- Reverser - used on Reverser's paper hoverboard.
- Anansi - used on Anansi's helmet.
- Sandboy - used on the cage bars holding him prisoner.
- Style Queen - used on the Eiffel Tower (by Plagg).
- Queen Wasp - used on Queen Wasp's Bee Miraculous.
- Malediktator - summoned but nullified (meant for Malediktator's sash).
- Frozer - used on Frozer's ice skates.
- Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1) - used on himself (by an illusion of Cat Noir, originally meant for the akumatized Ladybug illusion's yo-yo), and a street (by Plagg).
- Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2) - used on a street and Hawk Moth's cane.
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Absent|
|1. "The Bubbler":||Appears||14. "Princess Fragrance":||Appears|
|2. "Mr. Pigeon":||Appears||15. "Ladybug & Cat Noir":||Appears|
|3. "Stormy Weather":||Appears||16. "Stoneheart":||Appears|
|4. "Timebreaker":||Appears||17. "Animan":||Appears|
|5. "Copycat":||Appears||18. "Simon Says":||Appears|
|6. "The Pharaoh":||Appears||19. "Pixelator":||Appears|
|7. "Lady Wifi":||Appears||20. "Guitar Villain":||Appears|
|8. "The Evillustrator":||Appears||21. "Kung Food":||Appears|
|9. "Rogercop":||Appears||22. "Gamer":||Appears|
|10. "Dark Cupid":||Appears||23. "Reflekta":||Appears|
|11. "Horrificator":||Appears||24. "The Puppeteer":||Appears|
|12. "Darkblade":||Absent||25. "Antibug":||Appears|
|13. "The Mime":||Absent||26. "Volpina":||Appears|
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Absent|
|1. "A Christmas Special":||Appears||?. "Zombizou":||Appears|
|2. "The Collector":||Appears||?. "Syren":||Absent|
|3. "Prime Queen":||Appears||?. "Frightningale":||Appears|
|4. "Despair Bear":||Appears||?. "Troublemaker":||Appears|
|5. "Riposte":||Appears||?. "Reverser":||Appears|
|6. "Befana":||Appears||?. "Anansi":||Appears|
|7. "Robostus":||Appears||?. "Sandboy":||Appears|
|8. "The Dark Owl":||Appears||?. "Style Queen":||Appears|
|9. "Gigantitan":||Appears||?. "Queen Wasp":||Appears|
|10. "Glaciator":||Appears||?. "Malediktator":||Appears|
|11. "Sapotis":||Appears||?. "Frozer":||Appears|
|12. "Gorizilla":||Appears||?. "Catalyst":||Appears|
|13. "Captain Hardrock":||Appears||?. "Mayura":||Appears|
|"Marinette in Paris":||Absent||"Marinette and Adrien":||Absent|
|"Marinette and Fashion":||Absent||"Master Fu":||Absent|
|"Ladybug as seen by Adrien":||Absent||"Tikki":||Absent|
|"Adrien's Double Life":||Appears||"Friends":||Absent|
|"Marinette and Alya":||Absent||"Nino":||Absent|
|"Marinette's Double Life":||Absent||"Max":||Absent|
|"Cat Noir as seen by Marinette":||Appears||"Mylène":||Absent|
|"My Birthday Party":||Absent||"Rose":||Absent|
Comics and books
|"Issue 1":||Absent||"Issue 5":||Unknown|
|"Issue 2":||Appears||"Issue 6":||Unknown|
|"Issue 3":||Absent||"Issue 7":||Unknown|
|"Issue 4":||Appears||"Issue 8":||Unknown|
|Super Lady Luck:||Absent||Miraculous Mission Ladybug:||Absent|
|Throwdown!:||Absent||Ladybug Contra os Vilões:||Absent|
|Miraculous Ladybug & Cat Noir:||Appears|
- In the Korean version, the superpower is called "Ancient Destruction."
- Concept art shows Cat Noir having other superpowers called Black Storm and Black Hole
- The effect of Cataclysm when it's used on a living creature is unknown.
- Cataclysm isn't used in "Darkblade” and "The Mime".
- This extends to "Syren" in Season 2.
- Copycat is able to use this ability as well, with the same loss of power after doing so.
- 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 titular villain before he has a chance to use it.
- This happens again in "Malediktator", but he is cast by a spell by the titular villain before he has a chance to use it.
- The "Copycat" episode has the most uses of Cataclysm, totaling three times (two from Cat Noir and one 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" (that by Copycat), "Princess Fragrance" and "Dark Cupid".
- Guitar Villain is the only one who manages to defeat Cataclysm, with his Awesome Solo.
- Like Akumatization, Cataclysm does not need the Cat Miraculous tool to activate it.
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