Ragnarok Buster (ラグナロクバスター, Ragunaroku Basutā?) is a recurring ability in Final Fantasy series, exclusive to Laguna Loire in spin-off installments. Usually, Laguna fires a long-range beam of energy from a Ragnarok-like gun.
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Ragnarok Buster is one of Laguna's ground physical HP attacks and is learned at level 8. It has CP cost of 40, that can be reduced to 20, by mastering the ability for 130 AP. Ragnarok Buster has melee high priority and has Wall Rush as an added effect.
Ragnarok Buster is Laguna's Ultra Soul Break.
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Ragnarok is an airship in Final Fantasy VIII. Its name is a pun on Laguna Loire's name, as the first three characters of his full name and that of the airship are the same in Japanese (ラ・グ・ナ, Ra-gu-na?). The ship is called "Lagunamov" and "Lagunarock" in the Spanish and Italian versions respectively.
The link is referred to even in the English translation when Laguna says, "I always wanted to ride that thing. Plus the name sounds so cool!" The name can even be interpreted as "Laguna 6", because roku means "six" in Japanese, suggesting there may have been at least five other "Laguna" ships.
Ragnarök is an event in Norse mythology that is similar to the Apocalypse. It is an event that is set off by the death of the god Balder, which was orchestrated by Loki. The Ragnarok was a final clash of all the major entities of Norse mythology. This caused all of the human spirits up in Valhalla to come down for the final battle.
This bloody encounter ebbs with the destruction of the universe and Balder along with a little handful of entities that are put in the bodies of children and only contain memories of the world before Ragnarok. Those entities would become mortal, and would live again in a new world of plenty and just existence.
buster" means a person who breaks up something, e.g. crime busters, or something big or unusual for its kind. It derives from the verb "bust".The word "