Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Part 2 Ending Explained – Manga, anime, and the associated industries consistently stretch the imagination to provide entertainment. A great example can be seen when you watch “Record of Ragnarok” or “Shuumatsu no Walkure” on Netflix. Both series depict grand tournaments where gods and human champions compete to decide humanity’s fate. The anime adaptation, known as an ONA (original net animation), was adapted from Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui’s manga with illustrations by Ajichika.
The second season of “Record of Ragnarok” can be divided into two parts, starting in January 2023 and continuing through July. In the latter part, we follow an intense sixth-round battle between Buddha and Zerofuku. Eventually, Hajun, known as Papiyas, will replace Zerofuku. All these details can be found in Episode 2 of Season 2, “Record of Ragnarok.”
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Part 2 Recap
Legend states that once every thousand years, gods from various religions gather at the Council of Valhalla to determine humanity’s fate and destiny. After seven million years, all the gods agree that humanity should be extinct due to excessive greed and self-centeredness. Brunhilde, a Valkyrie, strongly opposes this decision and convinces the gods to hold an Einherjar tournament where human champions would pit themselves against one another. She uses Article No. 62, Paragraph 15 of the Valhalla Constitution as evidence of this claim. Valkyries undergo to aid the Einherjar during battles, Valkyries undergo Volundr, which transforms them from mortal women into celestial weapons that assist their mortal champions.
At the start of Part 2 of Season 2, the gods lead with a score of 3-2. Most spectators in the arena assume Buddha would fight on their side. However, when he enters the battleground, he switches sides without anyone’s notice (except Brunhilde, who had been hoping for this outcome all along)! Zeus reveals Bishamonten from the Shinto Gods of Fortune for Battles as Buddha’s opponent. But once they join with the other Lucky Gods, they transform back into the form of Zerofuku!
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Part 2 Ending Explained
As viewers are treated to an intense battle scene, flashbacks of each character’s past are shown. We explore Buddha’s backstory, in particular, to discover why and how he became one of the most influential teenagers ever. We also uncover why he seems intent on challenging the gods so vehemently. As the loss of Jataka drives Buddha towards an understanding of finding inner pleasure and contentment, his perspective shifts. Zerofuku, who initially started as a kind and young god, takes upon himself the pain of humanity until he witnesses its decadence and depravity. Buddha provides guidance, teaching Zerofuku that one cannot force happiness onto others. Instead, Zerofuku decides to split into seven pieces that later form what is known as The Seven Lucky Gods, who still harbour animosity against Buddha today.
Zerofuku emerges victorious, yet he experiences a change during their heated struggle, becoming his former self. As Zerofuku enters his sixth round, his red horns, which had previously fallen off, suddenly come back into being, penetrating his skull from both sides. This surprises everyone present as two dragons materialize from nowhere and wrap themselves around him. “Record of Ragnarok” expertly interweaves various mythologies into one narrative. For instance, Hades, the ruler of Helheim and former Berserker of Helheim himself, appears and shows that Hajun/Papiyas once led Helheim as a Berserker before taking control.
Although Buddha faces formidable strength from Papiyas, he continues his fight tirelessly. Finally, Buddha discovers Zerofuku’s Misery Cleaver and transforms it into the Great Nirvana Sword: Zero through an incredible merging of their souls. However, because Papiyas’ pure darkness is his essence, he finds it difficult to use his Eight Consciousness weapon against him. Fear takes control over Papiyas and allows Buddha to employ his Eight Consciousness against him again before finally defeating him using his ultimate technique, Awakening of Celestial Eye. The Blade of Mahaparinirvana is utilized against him!