|“||[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.
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 selves of Adrien's room.
- Despair Bear - used on the 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.
- A Christmas Special - used twice, first against a Gabriel advertisement (originally meant for the Christmas tree), then against Santa Claws' hat.
|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||?. "Frozer":||Unknown|
|?. "Despair Bear":||Appears||?. "Rossignoble":||Unknown|
|?. "Prime Queen":||Appears||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Befana":||Appears||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Riposte":||Appears||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Robustus":||Appears||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "The Black Owl":||Will Appear||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Gigantitan":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Troublemaker":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Style Queen":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Queen Wasp":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Malediktor":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|?. "Gagotor":||Unknown||?. "TBA":||Unknown|
|"A Christmas Special":||Appears||"The Chinese Legend":||Unknown|
|"Ladybug in Halloween":||Unknown||"Ladybug in New York City":||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 4":||Unknown|
|"Issue 2":||Appears||"Issue 5":||Unknown|
|"Issue 3":||Absent||"Issue 6":||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.
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