|“||[Cat Noir] can use his superpower to destroy anything he touches. Comes in handy for slowing enemies down.||”|
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. Once he summons the superpower, he can't revert the energy on his hand, having to use it to get rid of it.
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.
- 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 chains (by Copycat, who originally meant it to be used on Cat Noir).
- The Pharaoh - used on bars inside the Louvre.
- Lady Wifi - used on the antenna on top of Le Grand Paris.
- The Evillustrator - used on a wall of Chloé's room (originally meant for the light switch).
- Rogercop - used on the mayor's office floor.
- Dark Cupid - used on Dark Cupid's strap for his quiver (originally to be used on Ladybug).
- Horrificator - used on support beams.
- Princess Fragrance - used on the fireworks' control panel (meant to be used on Ladybug).
- Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1) - used on a goal of 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 console to trap Animan.
- Simon Says - used on an elevator's control panel at the TVi studio and on Simon Says' deck.
- Pixelator - used on the ground of the dimension Pixelator sends his victims in, effectively freeing all of them.
- 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 not used (meant for some lockers blocking the school's entrance).
- The Puppeteer - used on the antenna on top of the bakery.
- Antibug - used on the cover of Le Grand Paris' pool.
- Volpina - used on some beams of the Eiffel Tower to trap Volpina.
- The Collector - used on the shelves of Adrien's room.
- Despair Bear - used on a couch (meant to be used against Ladybug).
- Prime Queen - used on the freezer door of Le Grand Paris.
- Befana - used against a fire hydrant system.
- Riposte - used on bars inside the Louvre.
- Robustus - used on Markov's robot.
- Gigantitan - used on an ice-cream (meant to be used against Gigantitan's bracelet).
- Dark Owl - used twice, first on the ropes, then on the containers.
- A Christmas Special - used twice, first against a Gabriel advertisement (originally meant for the Christmas tree), then against Santa Claws' hat.
- Issue 2 - used on Silurus' waterspout to dissipate it.
- Issue 4 - used on the Trash Krakken to destroy it.
|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 (Origins - Part 1)":||Appears|
|3. "Stormy Weather":||Appears||16. "Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)":||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. "The Collector":||Appears||?. "Malediktor":||Unknown|
|?. "Despair Bear":||Appears||?. "Troublemaker":||Unknown|
|?. "Prime Queen":||Appears||?. "Frozer":||Unknown|
|?. "Befana":||Appears||?. "Rossignoble":||Unknown|
|?. "Riposte":||Appears||?. "Gagotor":||Unknown|
|?. "Robustus":||Appears||?. "Captain Hardrock":||Unknown|
|?. "Gigantitan":||Appears||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Dark Owl":||Appears||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Glaciator":||Appears||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Sapotis":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Gorizilla":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Style Queen":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Queen Wasp":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|"A Christmas Special":||Appears||"The Chinese Legend":||Unknown|
|"Ladybug in Halloween":||Unknown|
|"Marinette in Paris":||Absent||"Marinette and Fashion":||Absent|
|"Ladybug as seen by Adrien":||Absent||"Ladyblog":||Absent|
|"Adrien's Double Life":||Appears||"Marinette and Alya":||Absent|
|"Marinette's Double Life":||Absent||"Cat Noir as seen by Marinette":||Appears|
|"My Birthday Party":||Absent||"Marinette and Adrien":||Absent|
Comics and books
|"Issue 1":||Absent||"Issue 5":||Unknown|
|"Issue 2":||Appears||"Issue 6":||Unknown|
|"Issue 3":||Absent||"Issue 7":||Unknown|
- 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 of Cataclysm.
- 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.
- So far, the bars inside the Louvre are the only object to have been destroyed twice by Cataclysm, being destroyed in "Copycat" and "The Pharoah".
- It is destroyed for the third time in "Riposte".
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