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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.



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.[1]

Its power can also be used for self-defense but it can fail seen in "Guitar Villain", distractions in "Troublemaker".

In "Anansi" he can also use it for protection. In Style Queen, it is shown that Plagg, the kwami of destruction, can summon the same power. Compared to Cat Noir's version, Plagg's is much stronger, but he has far less control. It also has the power to destroy Miraculous jewels in "Queen Wasp" and weapons like Hawk Moth's cane in "Mayura".


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  • Chameleon - used on the Eiffel Tower's floor (by the titular villain while in the form of Cat Noir).
  • Weredad - used on the boat floor that Ladybug receives on her Lucky Charm to make a glider.

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Cat Noir Black Storm and Black Hole concept art

Concept art of Black Storm and Black Hole.

  • 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. However, if the illusion created by Volpina in "Heroes Day part 1: Catalyst"  is any indication of what Cataclysm can do to a person, it means it can kill someone to the point they're wiped off the face of the Earth
  • Cataclysm isn't used in "Darkblade” and "The Mime", and "Syren".
  • 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.
  • In Style Queen, it is revealed that Plagg can also perform Cataclysm without the need of the Cat Miraculous.


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    Pepe2000Sa 17 Dec
    Dos preguntas:
    1. Cuando Chat Noir activa el cataclismo ya no lo puede desactivar , ¿es necesario que lo use en algo?
    2. Hawk moth, podría hacer copias exactas de ladybug y chat noir
    Podría copiar exactamente el poder de lucky charm (ya que en antibug no era lo mismo) Como copio el cataclismo en copy gato Pilón(no necesaria): si adrien o marinette crecieran , lo trajes se mantienen igual o cambiarían
    1. - Si, ya no se puede desactivar. Por eso en Pire Noel, Chat Noir lo utiliza sobre un anunció de perfumes Gabriel para deshacerse de el.
    2. - Si, ya lo ha hecho (y tu mismo lo mencionaste) en Copigato (que tenía las mismas limitaciones que el Chat Noir real) y lo intentó con Antibug (que aunque lo opuesto, funcionaba de la misma manera). Como extra, lo intento con el Miraculous del Zorro a través de Volpina.
    Pilón: Por un dibujo que Thomas Astruc una vez hizo de Ladybug como una adulta, es fácil asumir que los trajes si se adaptarían mediante el usuario crece.

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