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Random Debate topic:

In FF8, the spaceship Ragnarok exists. It was abandoned/left in space (been a while, details are fuzzy) until Rinoa and Squall happened to randomly drift by and get onto it.

Why do you think the spaceship is called Ragnarok, and what significance does it hold with it's name and the events surrounding it?

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On October 20th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC), bangbangshinra commented:
You know, thats a difficult one.. I don't know if it Square just used the name because they use "Ragnarok" to name things (eg weapons) in most of their games or there is a deeper meaning.

Ragnarok.. its like the end of the world in Norse mythology where all the Gods fight, and many of them die? And then everything is okay again? I'm not too clear on the details.

Finding the Ragnarok was like a salvation for Squall and Rinoa.. and would I be right to say that Ragnarok in myth was a salvation for humans??

Could be something to do with Rinoa returning to Earth with her sorceress' powers?

Its a difficult one.
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On October 20th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC), yrena replied:
I remember it being the war of the gods and pretty much the world ends. AT LEAST, that is what I remember.

I remember in FF8 the Ragnarok is used to invade or break through something. Perhaps they are using Ragnarok to change the world?

You know, you'd think that with as many times as I replayed FF8 due to evil memory card problems, I'd remember more.
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On October 20th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC), bangbangshinra replied:
Yeah, I can't really remember much of FF8 either - even though I know I've played it a few times and finished it at least twice..

The world does kind of end for a bit in FF8 when Ultimecia time compresses everything.. but I can't remember what they actually did with Ragnarok other than use it to get to places.
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On October 21st, 2006 02:14 am (UTC), mimi_sardinia replied:
They blasted a hole in the side of the Lunatic Pandora so they could take out Adel, then initiate Time Compression.
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On October 25th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC), colichemarde commented:
You know, another point bangbangshinra has exercised here is that with a meaning of "the end of the world" behind its name, why do they also name weapons "Ragnarok"? I can understand the purpose of killing, and hence, the end of the world. But Ragnarok was supposed to be everything, including the gods (who aren't even immortal to begin with, in Norse mythology). With that in mind, it seems like everything it touches would be doomed.

On the "doomed" note I just created, you have the idea that here's this ship floating in space, whose only purpose was to assist in Adel's imprisonment and that's it. It seemed much like it was the undertaker for Adel, and hence, the name Ragnarok would be befitting in that aspect. Another is how it was used against the Lunatic Pandora, as if that was the cause of Adel's second downfall (well, you have to beat Adel in battle after that ^_~). It may seem odd to be named appropriately for the purpose of one Sorceress, but then again, Adel played a large, but not prominent, role.

My two cents for your piggy bank.
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