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Hello everyone! Ask anything if you have any questions. Or if you have something to tell me, or just want to talk and say hi, feel free to do so.
And if you don't know already, I have created a series called Heroes Legends. I would very much appreciate it if you read my series and tell me how it is. Thanks!

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Can you please stop changing the main power images, you need to see if people agree with your choice of picture before changing it. Thanks --laughingdevilboy 13:39, 21 January 2009 (EST)

  • Thanks for listening to me :) just thought I would tell you that you could create your own page with the images you like for powers on. I have done something similar. --laughingdevilboy 14:11, 21 January 2009 (EST)

Your userpage edits...

Hey, Catalyst, I've noticed you've been editing your userpage alot. It's taking up the recent changes page entirely and is making it hard to navigate. Can I make a suggestion? Rather than editing your page a million times, use the preview button. If something doesn't look right, edit it and preview it again, and continue until you have what you're looking for. Thanks. =]--Riddler 10:37, 23 January 2009 (EST)

Image sources

Hey there, Catalyst. I nominated your recent images for deletion because they have no source. This violates our license. As well, your images are missing categories. If they're for personal use, feel free to add [[Category:User Images]] to them. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:33, 16 February 2009 (EST)

  • Sorry about that. I'm still kind of new to this. How exactly should I do this? Catalyst 18:36, 16 February 2009
    • No worries. Where did you get the images from? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:40, 16 February 2009 (EST)
      • I got the image from the smallville wiki. Catalyst 18:54, 16 February 2009
        • I think there's more than one that needs to be updated. They look like screenshots. If they're screenshots (from aired episodes, for example), add
          {{image-screenshot}}<br>(from ''Smallville'')
          . If they're promotional images (released by the CW), add
          {{image-promotional}}<br>(from ''Smallville'')
          . Also, don't forget to add the user images category (see above post) and then you can remove the afd template. Hope that helps. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:02, 16 February 2009 (EST)

Hey, Catalyst. Several of the images you have uploaded to Heroes Wiki are still not credited. This goes against our license. You will need to put the source for these images. They are:

*[[:Image:White light.jpg]]
*[[:Image:Red light.jpg]]
*[[:Image:Symbols in Lionel's eye.jpg]]
Images that remain uncredited will eventually be deleted. If you have any questions about what to do, please let me know on my talk page. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:12, 19 March 2009 (EDT)
  • I went ahead and deleted the images listed above. If you would like me to do an undelete, just let me know the missing sources, and I'll restore what you request. Thanks. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:25, 2 April 2009 (EDT)

I wanted to follow up on Image:98512.jpg. I saw you added the {{image-screenshot}} template. This template is used to legally allow us to use screenshots from aired episodes. This is the incorrect method for the image, as it is a promotional shot from a Will Smith movie. You need a real source or it'll be deleted. Simply put a link of the picture where you downloaded it from, and that'll be sufficient. Thanks.--Bob (talk) 18:12, 18 April 2009 (EDT)

I'm noticing a lot of your images have the {{image-screenshot}} template. Again, use the proper source. If it is a picture you have taken, you need to have something like "image taken by User:Catalyst". You can't throw the image-screenshot template on any image and think it's okay. We need proper sources. Please do this for Image:142-1.jpg, Image:144-1.jpg, Image:141-1.jpg, Image:Terminator salvation.jpg. In the future, the only thing that uses the image-screenshot template are actual screenshots, such as pictures from episodes, GNs, and webisodes. Thanks.--Bob (talk) 15:24, 26 April 2009 (EDT)

Non-Heroes characters/abilities

Hello, when you make pages for characters that do not appear in the show, please make the article as 'User:Catalyst/<article name>'. That way the content is in your userspace, as the content isn't part of Heroes. Likewise, the articles for Pyrokinetic-Radiation and Sonny have been moved to User:Catalyst/Pyrokinetic-Radiation and User:Catalyst/Sonny for you.--MiamiVolts (talk) 15:03, 22 February 2009 (EST)

  • I'm not sure why you just recreated the Pyrokinetic-Radition article. It already exists in your userspace, just make sure you type 'User:Catalyst/<article name>' and not 'User:Catalyst:/<article name>' (note the extra : you are putting after your username; adding that extra : makes it not your userspace).--MiamiVolts (talk) 15:19, 22 February 2009 (EST)

Removing content from talk pages

Please stop removing content from public talk pages, and especially from other users' talk pages. Thanks. -Sincerely, Thrashmeister » talk- 16:30, 22 February 2009 (EST)

This message keeps coming up telling me to delete any page that leads to my user page so i am allowed to add something to it.--Catalyst

  • Where are you getting that message, Catalyst?--MiamiVolts (talk) 16:36, 22 February 2009 (EST)
    • On my user page.--Catalyst
      • That's very strange. Can you copy/paste the message word for word? When does it appear? -Sincerely, Thrashmeister » talk- 16:42, 22 February 2009 (EST)
        • It only appears when i put in what i want to put in on my home page. I don't really want to put it in to look at the message. I'm afraid i'll be to late and it will delete my stuff.--Catalyst
          • That is very odd. Can you put it at Heroes Wiki:Sandbox so we can see what you are talking about? Also, you might want to sign your messages.--MiamiVolts (talk) 16:50, 22 February 2009 (EST)


  • Ok, I just removed the afd from your userpage. It looks like you copied it from another page that was marked for deletion. Please let me know if it you still have problems with it.--MiamiVolts (talk) 17:00, 22 February 2009 (EST)
    • Yep, still having trouble. Did you see what page it was that was marked?--Catalyst
      • Not positive this is your only problem, but you were copying code from either Template:Linderman or Template:Pinehearst, which included the afd template. I just made you a user template for your navbar, so now you just have to plug in "{{User:Catalyst/Catalyst pages}}" wherever you want to see that navbar on your user pages.--MiamiVolts (talk) 17:13, 22 February 2009 (EST)
        • Thanks, but i didn't copy any of those templates. What i did copy was that big black bar that relate to sylar pages.--Catalyst
          • Ah, ok. Template:Sylar is also marked for deletion, so that's why when you copied the entire code from that page, your page also became marked. In the future, if you are copying such a page, just make sure to omit the part that contains the "afd" template call. It will look like "{{afd|reason=XXXXXXXXXX}}".--MiamiVolts (talk) 17:22, 22 February 2009 (EST)
            • Alright, the message is gone. But I keep getting two template boxes. One looks normal, the other looks like it was beaten with an ugly stick. Why--Catalyst
              • Never mind. I got it. Thanks guys. you've been a big help. =)--Catalyst
                • Do you have it? You only need to put "{{User:Catalyst/Catalyst pages}}" on each of your subpages, but you've copied the code from that page to them instead. Doing that is okay, I guess, since it's your page; but doing that means the edit link shown in the navbar becomes meaningless.--MiamiVolts (talk) 18:23, 22 February 2009 (EST)

User:Catalyst/Active & Passive Abilities

I took the liberty of making some clarifications to those pages. I think, though, that the content of User:Catalyst/Active Abilities and User:Catalyst/Passive Abilities could easily be put on the one page (User:Catalyst/Active & Passive Abilities) without any loss of clarity. In fact, the concept may gain clarity being on one page instead of three. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 20:21, 21 March 2009 (EDT)

  • Very good, I added some sections and a blurb under each to make the page stand on it's own better. I'm seeing potential for the page as a Mainspace page, like my Ability homology project. Just incorporate these abilities into the article, call the abilities by what the wiki calls them, maybe tweak the formatting of the table, and it would be ready. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 01:03, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
    • We can continue our conversation about it here. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 01:21, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
      • looks good. Some things that I can fix or you can, Proper naming of abilities (what you can list as motion manipulation in your subpage can only be listed as Puppet master in the mainspace due to naming conventions), convert the chart format to the wikitable format to match the rest of the style around here. As to where to put it, it would go under fan creations, (and under my proposed sub-category of Fan canon analysis if there are no objections to the classification scheme). We would need a little feedback on the idea of moving it to the mainspace before we proceed on doing so, so I'll put the rename template on it to get some feedback from a few folks. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 02:55, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
        • I'll work on the formatting of your page next Friday to make it easier to read and I'll move it to the mainspace. This will be plenty of time to get feedback on moving and will coincide with my planned splitting of the fan creations. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 02:20, 23 March 2009 (EDT)
          • Thanks man.--Catalyst
            • Just logged it, it's still Friday my time. First I'll prep fan creations the way I said I was going to, then Im going to tackle reformatting your page so that it's easier to read and put it into the appropriate place in Fan creations. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 00:22, 28 March 2009 (EDT)
              • Thanks SVD!-- Catalyst · Talk · HL 00:35, 28 March 2009 (EDT)
                • <sigh> My apologies, the prep of Fan creations took a while. Also, converting from the chart format to the wikitable format is harder than I thought it would be. I wont be able to complete the table conversion tonight and I need to go to bed. You can see how it works, so you can do it if you want, otherwise I'll try to do it bit by bit over the weekend/next week. The reason behind the table is for readability and ease of others updating/making changes to the table, as it is a more commonly understood markup for tables. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 02:12, 28 March 2009 (EDT)
  • Looks Great! Now it's just a matter of some debating of what abilities are what type, since some may disagree with the categorizations. For example, Oil secretion is Bioligical and not physical, since secreting the oil requires diferent anatomy than normals. "Cold", "heat", and electrical could be grouped together as "energy." --SacValleyDweller (talk) 19:08, 28 March 2009 (EDT)
    • I see. I'll get right on it now.-- Catalyst · Talk · HL 19:17, 28 March 2009 (EDT)
      • Looks good formatting-wise, I'll move it to the appropriate place in fan creations and perform final touch up now. With regards to the content, If myself or anyone else thinks an ability is misplaced in a category, we'll edit the page accordingly. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 01:50, 30 March 2009 (EDT)

Reformatting the mimicked, etc.

keep an eye on this for your answer. Rght now, opinion is leaning toward the proposed change being unneeded. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 02:20, 23 March 2009 (EDT)


I notice that, when you sign a talk page, you leave your name only and no date and time. Is this intentional? -SacValleyDweller (talk) 02:20, 23 March 2009 (EDT)

Yes. i really don't see a reason to put the time. is there a reason?--Catalyst 01:49, 24 March 2009 (EDT)

  • Regarding the timestamp, it's kind of nice to see when somebody said what. Now, with regard to your altering your sig appearance and the HTML thing, I dont recall seeing that problem. As an aside, if you really want to get fancy with sigs, you do like I (and everyone else with a fancy sig) do. I have code for my sig at User:SacValleyDweller/sig. I use that as a template at User:SacValleyDweller/autosig. I then place the code {{SUBST:User:SacValleyDweller/autosig}} in the "Nickname" blank at Special:Preferences with the "Raw signatures (without automatic link)" box checked. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 02:11, 24 March 2009 (EDT)
    • That's what you would do if you're wanting to use fancy sigs like mine. But, if what you have now for a sig is as fancy as you want to get, you don't need to make those pages. The amount of code there is not extreme. With mine, it's about 5 or 6 lines of code, so it needs those pages to work and not take up much space when I use it. Yours is only a line, so it's OK not to use those pages. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 09:42, 24 March 2009 (EDT)

Your sig is malfunctioning, and reproducing you 6 lines of sig code wherever you sign. This is bad. You need to have the code {{User:Catalyst/sig}} on the page User:Catalyst/autosig. You then need to place {{SUBST:User:Catalyst/autosig}} in that nickname slot at Special:Preferences. That will fix the problem (Dont worry, I had the same problem when I was first making my fancy sig). --SacValleyDweller (talk) 01:22, 31 March 2009 (EDT)

Re:Ability supercharging

Sure, in fact, sometimes when we have a good enough file, we upload animations for examples page, there are two in the site already, one of Candice dropping a Simone illusion and one of explosion future Peter coming out of invisibility and using telekinesis at the same time. Just make sure it's a good quality file. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 16:20, 25 March 2009 (EDT)

Cockney Heroes

Hi there Catalyst, myself, Irony and Gabriel Bishop have created a fanfic called Cockney Heroes, we have created a competition and were wondering if you would like enter. You may want to read our fanfic first to see what you think, the first three episodes can be found here and details of the competition can be found here. Thanks :) --posted by Laughingdevilboy Talk 18:30, 11 April 2009 (EDT)

  • Well you create your own character and ability (in you namespace) then submit the link on the entry form. If you win your character and ability will become part of Cockney Heroes, Hope that helped, if not just ask :) --posted by Laughingdevilboy

Talk 18:42, 11 April 2009 (EDT)

    • Hi Catalyst, just wanted to say thanks for your entry, your abilities and characters sound great :) --posted by Laughingdevilboy

Talk 05:38, 12 April 2009 (EDT)

Cockney Heroes 2

Hi Catylyst. Ever since I joined this wiki you have been my HeroesWiki Icon.I think your ability/chracters are great .And when I saw your future chracter had my abuility(Diminishment) I was like YATTA !!.So I was wondering if you "Sonny" would like to be in it ? if you want to be in it please reply on my talk page . Thanks :) Gabriel Bishop 09:44, 18 April 2009 (EDT)

Oh sorry did I say Cockney Heroess. I ment my series :s sorry other entries .I mean Your chracter and Your Power. Again i mean my series Gabriel Bishop 16:23, 18 April 2009 (EDT)

Cockney Heroes Competition

Hi there Catalyst, After much deliberation we (the Cockney Heroes team) would like to say you were a runner up. Your character will have a have a cameo and your ability will be in the show. --posted by Laughingdevilboy Talk 06:48, 4 May 2009 (EDT)

LDB copying

Hi Catylyst. please may you stop copying LDB's work since he works damn hard on coding and then you copy his work and its really annoying.So if you could copy normal Infobox or make your own one we would be grateful. Gabriel Bishop 18:43, 15 May 2009 (EDT)

Maury Parkman Pizza and My Series

Hi Catalyst, Thanks for the compliment. Just letting you know that My series will start soon.(Wont be as good as CH) but basically tells you what happened to gabriel in america. Gabriel Bishop 09:47, 16 May 2009 (EDT)


Yes, we all agreed that image is great, I hope you don't mind but I uploaded it to the proper size, but anyway. Thanks :) --IronyUTC CH 06:19, 23 May 2009 (EDT)

  • Thank You, and good luck with your other series --IronyUTC CH 14:32, 23 May 2009 (EDT)


Just a suggestion. I think your signature is rather hard to read, with the yellow text on the white background. I recommend you either pick a dark text color or change the background to blue so the sig text can be read.--MiamiVolts (talk) 10:29, 24 May 2009 (EDT)

  • Ok, I fixed it for you. You had a # sign in front of the word "black" for the background of your signature, and I removed it. Adding the # sign blocks some browsers from recognizing the color as "black".--MiamiVolts (talk) 10:54, 24 May 2009 (EDT)
    • Ok sorry about that. Thanks for the fix.--Catalyst · Talk · HL 10:56, 24 May 2009 (EDT)


Hi Catalyst, Do you have msn cause thats were we all talk, Please say you have :) if not then could you get it ? Anyway reply on my talk page Gabriel Bishop 13:12, 24 May 2009 (EDT)

RE: [[1]] I would suggets asking your parents first Gabriel Bishop 13:16, 24 May 2009 (EDT)

  • Great, :) my e-mail is when you add me as a friend I will give you everyone elses --IronyUTC CH 13:24, 24 May 2009 (EDT)

CH ?

When did they decide that I should leave ? also please come on msn so we can discuss are series which will be much better. And now that i have rights to Jenny aswell (Since I created her) Gabriel BishopUTC 08:23, 27 May 2009 (EDT)

Congradulations on becoming the newest member of CH! -- By Danko CH 05:02, 30 May 2009 (EDT)

Is there likely to be a competition (simlar to CH) for either characters/abilities for Lost Memoirs?-- By Danko CH 14:21, 30 May 2009 (EDT)

Wow an appearance thats amazing, I can do whatever you guys want, make whatever (probably not whenever) you like. Thanks-- By Danko CH 17:18, 30 May 2009 (EDT)

Thats fine (I can do some SP characters if you want just to help out just ask) I am in CH with a character so its all good, good luck with the rest of the series though.-- By Danko CH 17:49, 30 May 2009 (EDT)


Hey, Catalyst, have you seen Tristan0709's survey? --Boom D  14  11:06, 31 May 2009 (EDT)

He made it ages ago but there is suddenly an burst of people entering.-- By Danko CH 13:09, 1 June 2009 (EDT)

Eclipse.gif Archive 1 is part of a series of pages created by Catalyst edit

About | Wiki Friends | Directory of Fan Creations | Favorites | All Signatures | Thoughts for V5 | Sandbox | Storage | Talk Archive: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
See Also: Heroes Legends | Fear induced strength | Tracy's ability | Biological Manipulation | Active & Passive Abilities | Daily Poll | Noah's ball