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"Ragnarok" (ラグナロク, Ragunaroku?) is a theme in Final Fantasy XIII, composed by Masashi Hamauzu and arranged and orchestrated by Yoshihisa Hirano. The lyrics were written by Motomu Toriyama and translated into Latin by Taro Yamashita and Dr. Volker Ahlemeyer. It was conducted by Wojciech Rodek and performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic Choir.

It represents Ragnarok, the incarnation of wrath. It is a haunting melody most prominently featuring a chorus. It shares part of its lyrics with "Fighting Fate".

Lyrics[]

The official lyrics were released on Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack.

Latin
Ragnarok.
De Die Irae, l'Cie Pultis.
Tuum fatum sequeris. Tuum sanctuarium affligeas.
Ragnarok.
Dominus Ultionis venit.
Usque lux apparet, animae mortuae procusae sunt.
Per somnum aeternum, numen divinum dictus est.
Viator elamentabilis, Ragnarok.
Ragnarok.
De Die Miseriae, l'Cie Pultis.
Tuum fatum sequeris. Tuum mundum dispertaris.
Ragnarok.
Rex Immiserabilis advenit.
Usque lux apparet, animae mortuae procusae sunt.
Per somnum aeternum, numen divinum dictus est.
Viator elamentabilis, Ragnarok.
Unofficial English translation
Ragnarok.
Come Day of Wrath, O Pulse l'Cie.
Embrace thy fate. Thine home to burn.
Ragnarok.
Deliver the Divine.
Cast thy light upon the souls of the departed.
That fallen souls might bare our plea, to hasten the Divine's return.
O piteous Wanderer, Ragnarok.
Ragnarok.
Come Day of Misery, O Pulse l'Cie.
Embrace thy fate. Thine world to shatter.
Ragnarok.
Descend, merciless lord.
Cast thy light upon the souls of the departed.
That fallen souls might bare our plea, to hasten the Divine's return.
O piteous Wanderer, Ragnarok

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIII[]

"Ragnarok" plays as the background theme of the cinematic sequence at the end of Chapter 2 where Pulse transforms the main characters into l'Cie; and when the party confronts Galenth Dysley. It is the 13th track of the first disc of the original soundtrack.

"Ragnarok's" lyrics describe Ragnarok's role to destroy Cocoon and summon the Maker. These lyrics are a prominent element in the game, even being cited by Barthandelus under the guise of Serah Farron at Oerba.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[]

"Ragnarok" plays during the Beginner's Primer summary for Chapter 3 and acts as the background theme for the Mystic's house at Serendipity Year Unknown.

Compilation album appearances[]

W/F: Music from Final Fantasy XIII[]

"Ragnarok" is the fourth track of the B side of this "best of" vinyl. This version excludes the pipe organ of the theme.

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