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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.



Description

Cataclysm

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] Another weakness of the power is that if a Cat Miraculous user's hands are restrained they can't use it, as seen in "Robostus".

Its power can also be used for self-defense, as Cat Noir tries to use it to resists Guitar Villain's attacks in the episode of the same name, though this fails to work. In "Anansi", Cat Noir uses it to keep the titular character from stealing his Miraculous, since she would be unable to touch his hand without being affected by the Cataclysm's destructive energy. Interestingly enough, whether if a Cataclysm is used or not just summoning it will cause the detransformation of the user. In "Style Queen", it is shown that Plagg can also summon the same power. Compared to Cat Noir's version, Plagg's is much stronger, but he has far less control, as he causes vast destruction in Paris when using it to defend Ladybug from Style Queen, and is said to have caused the sinking of Atlantis, the leaning of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the extinction of the dinosaurs when using his Cataclysm without an owner in the past. But comparing to "Catalyst", it turns out that Plagg can control his power when he wants too as it was only the street was damaged and nowhere else. It also has the power to destroy seemingly indestructible objects such as Miraculouses jewels in "Queen Wasp" and weapons like Hawk Moth's cane in "Mayura".

Miraculous holders display some resistance to the effects of Cataclysm as seen in "Miraculer". If hit with it, they suffer internal injuries where they were hit, greatly weakening the victim. It is implied that one would eventually die if affected.

But also according to Bunnyx in "Timetagger", a Cataclysm can't only destroy a Miraculous but also damage a Miraculous like hers.


Uses

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

  • Chameleon - used on the Eiffel Tower's floor (by the titular villain while in the form of Cat Noir).
  • Animaestro - used on Animaestro's mask.
  • Bakerix - used on the wind turbine cover.
  • Backwarder - used on Backwarder's brooch.
  • Gamer 2.0 - Used Twice. First, used by Ladybug when she played as Copycat on herself when she was controlled by The Puppeteer in their battle. Later, used by her again to destroy the battlefield in the final battle against Gamer 2.0.
  • Weredad - summoned but wasn't seen and used on the floor of the boat that Ladybug receives from her Lucky Charm to make a glider.
  • Silencer - used on Silencer's helmet.
  • Oni-Chan - used on the Oni-Chan's thorn sword.
  • Miraculer - summoned but nullified (Cat Noir), but later used by Miraculer on Cat Noir, against the French Miraculous superhero team (combined with a Lucky Charm-summoned sword and hairdryer), on a glass floor (combined with a Lucky Charm-summoned mallet), and summoned but not used in order to protect herself against the heroes.
  • Oblivio - summoned but wasn't seen and used on Oblivio's blaster.
  • Party Crasher - used on Party Crasher's glasses.
  • Christmaster - used on Christmaster's magic snowglobe.
  • The Puppeteer 2 - used on the statue of Ladybug
  • Timetagger - summoned but wasn't seen (against Mr. Pigeon), then used on an obelisk and on Timetagger's blaster.


Miraculous Adventures

Sightings

Episodes


Comics and books


Other



Trivia


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 "Catalyst"  is any indication of what Cataclysm can do to a person, it means it can kill someone to the point where they're wiped off the face of the Earth.
    • It turns out in "Miraculer", if Cataclysm is used on a Miraculous holder they will receive an injury that will leave them weak and potentially kill them if they're not healed by the Miraculous Ladybug (superpower) in time.
    • In "Gamer 2.0", when Ladybug played as Copycat and the said villain as Puppeteer he controlled her to Cataclysm on herself. If it was for real the injury would've been fatal.
  • Cataclysm isn't used in "Darkblade", "The Mime" and "Syren".
    • And in "Stormy Weather 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).
  • Until the episode "Miraculer"
      and "Timetagger".
  • 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.
  • Cataclysm is the only known superpower of a Miraculous holder that does not need the Miraculous tool to activate it followed by Akumatization, Second Chance.
  • In "Style Queen", it is revealed that Plagg can also perform Cataclysm without the need of the Cat Miraculous.
  • The ship "Liberty" in "Captain Hardrock" and the Eiffel Tower in "Style Queen" are the biggest things so far that Cataclysm was used on while in "Queen Wasp" the Bee Miraculous was the smallest.
  • It's revealed that Cat Noir doesn't need to use his whole hand when using Cataclysm since he destroyed the Bee Miraculous with just one finger in "Queen Wasp" and the titular villain's mask in "Animaestro".
    • In "Oblivio", similar to Ladybug's Lucky Charm, Cat Noir's Cataclysm can be activated just by saying the word.
  • According to Plagg in "Miraculer", Cataclysm has never been used on a Cat Miraculous holder until that episode.
  • It seems when a user of the Cat Miraculous gets older they can limit the power of their Cataclysm seen in "Timetagger", when Bunnix gives Ladybug her damaged Rabbit Miraculous it was cracked compared to the Bee Miraculous that completely destroyed in "Queen Wasp".
      • Which is also shown by Plagg when he didn't only destroy the Eiffel Tower but also the surrounding area in "Style Queen" compared to just destroying a street in "Catalyst". Showing that his capable of limiting how much power he uses.

Gallery

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References

  1. https://curiouscat.me/MiraculousMX/post/256961949
    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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