At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Before The SMSB: What is a Bloodbath?. As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
- "Sebiscuits, did I ever tell you that there used to be many NoHeads? Paige led the police to ambush and massacre them. At age nine! [...] Only one survived. And I'm sure you know who that was."
- ―Baby Intelligence explains the Purge to Sebiscuits Cardarphen[src]
The NoHead Cataclysm, which took place in 2013 immediately before the end of the First NoHead War and was also known as the Great Cataclysm or simply as the Cataclysm, was the last conflict of the war. After wandering around the front of the NoHead base and nearly being killed for it, a child named Paige Nelson rallied the Police Grand Army to help her destroy them. Together, Nelson and the police stormed the NoHead base. This massacre marked the end of the NoHeads. Every single NoHead was killed except for Mr. Stupid NoHead and his sons. He managed to drive the police out, and within thirty-five minutes of the Purge’s inception, most of the NoHeads were wiped out. With the operation’s completion, the bodies of the slain NoHeads were publicly burned in a massive pyre.
Marching in formation to the gates of the NoHead Base, the Police Grand Army, led by Paige Nelson and Sheriff Bladepoint, entered the fortress, where they attacked its residents. The NoHeads refused to die without a fight in defense of their home and fought back, killing many officers. Mr. Stupid NoHead, still hidden in the shadows, engaged in a rampant killing spree, until the police finally retreated, left with no other options.
Paige Nelson went to the NoHead base months after the massacre to retrieve some information on rumored data pads that had possibly been hidden somewhere in the library’s vaults. Upon reflection, Paige felt guilty for all the killings, but still she believed that her actions were like any duty she had performed before: she had completed it to the best of her ability and felt no remorse for any of those she killed. In fact, she felt that her mission was more righteous than anything she had done for her friends. In reality, Paige had gone to the NoHead base to accept the killings committed there, so she could move past it, becoming stronger, and so that she would become docile in her current life.
Around that time, Mr. Stupid NoHead, who was determined to repair the damage and return the NoHeads to dominance, recovered the corpse of his father, Mr. Crooked NoHead, and realized he was the new master of the NoHeads. Thanks to NoHead, a new organization of robot soldiers surfaced on New York City in 2014, a resistance against the government. These robots attacked the government in the State Capitol. Some of the people present even joined the robot organization. Nevertheless, the police took down the resistance with Sheriff Bladepoint’s help. Because NoHead had “disappeared”, everyone believed the robots were acting without orders, despite Bladepoint’s protests.
Following the battle, every official recording of the battle was erased and the Base remained virtually untouched as a monument to the government’s power as well as a warning to their enemies, with the primary exception of the NoHead library. The room’s contents were stripped bare, looted, or vandalized beyond any chance of retrieval as time passed after the Operation. The only official records of the battle came from printed sources, more specifically an article on the police by Commander Max Tennar, included in a Handbook. No battle damage or vandalism was ever repaired. The only addition was a landing platform, made to replace the destroyed hangar, which jutted out of the side of the structure. The building was used to store swords taken from many slain NoHeads, among them Mrs. Wretched NoHead’s - that is, until NoHead recovered them and used them as emergency blades. Eventually, NoHead charged Mean King with finding duplicate examples of documents recovered from the ruined Archives to authenticate the findings.
- Virtual destruction of the NoHeads
Behind the scenes Edit
While the event was introduced in The Super Babies: Prequel III: The S.M.S.B., its name went unknown until 21 November, 2016. There, D. Isaac Thomas explained that Paige was tough, but not in a way that was particularly terrifying and continued with "...the NoHead Cataclysm showed that she's willing to commit genocide if pressured into it. [...] A purge like that needs a official name among in-universe history, right?"
- "You can't remake your life. You'll always be an orphan. That never leaves you."
- ―Baby Intelligence's words to Daphine about her father[src]
Daphine's mission Edit
In 2020, Daphine transports Baby Strength and Force Baby to 5 August 2013 — the day before the NoHead Cataclysm. The babies realize that Daphine intends to stop Mr. Stupid NoHead from trying to kill Paige, and thus triggering the destruction of his army when Paige rebounded and massacred the NoHeads.
Meanwhile, the boys' master is looking for them. Sebiscuits Cardarphen tells Baby Intelligence he had seen Baby Strength with a baby girl the night before. Baby Intelligence thought he must mean Daphine Kirke, Caleb’s niece. They go to see Caleb, who tells them that he never had a niece.
The adults race to the Fourth NoHead Base and find there writings revealing Daphine to be Mr. Stupid NoHead's daughter and that she believed she could restore him to power following the words of a prophecy.
Skirmish in the church Edit
Baby Strength and Force Baby are able to send a message to their Master by leaving a message under the latter's old baby blanket, shortly before this final trip back through time. Now aware of where their friends were, Baby Intelligence, Telekinibabe, Sebiscuits, and Lindsay head back to the Third NoHead Base in 2013 using another Time Machine in order to help the babies. They find Baby Strength and Force Baby, and all of them hid in a church, from which they can look out for Daphine without being seen.
Baby Intelligence volunteers to disguise himself into the cloak of Mr. Stupid NoHead, assisted by Baby Strength, and lead Daphine into a trap. The others plan to wait in the church behind the large wooden doors until Baby Intelligence is able to lure her inside.
Daphine finally appears and Baby Intelligence (disguised as Mr. Stupid NoHead) pretends not to know who she is. She explains that she is the child of Mr. Stupid NoHead and Rotta Hecks.
He tells her that together they could become an unstoppable force, but then Baby Strength removed the hood briefly. She saw that she was actually speaking to Baby Intelligence, claiming she had studied him and knew him better than her father did. She locks the doors to prevent the others jumping out to help. Without a sword, Baby Intelligence is forced to hide beneath a church pew while she attacks him. When Daphine is about to kill him, Baby Strength pops up through a hatch in the floor, throwing a sword to his master. Together, they're able to overpower Daphine.
Daphine begs them for mercy, claiming that she had only wanted to meet her father and be with him. Baby Strength wants to kill her to avenge Stanley, but Baby Intelligence stops him. In a moment of empathy for her, Baby Intelligence tells her that she must learn to live with the fact that she will always be an orphan, as he has.
Author's comments Edit
"It is my belief that the NoHead Cataclysm showed that she's willing to commit genocide if pressured into it. [...] A purge like that needs a official name among in-universe history, right?"
- The Super Babies: Prequel III: The S.M.S.B. (Mentioned only)
- The Super Babies: Prequel III: The S.M.S.B. (graphic novel) (Appears in flashback(s))
- Before The SMSB: What is a Bloodbath?