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Lu Bu's Powers In Record Of Ragnarok Explained

History's greatest heroes find themselves trapped in the tournament against the divine in the Netflix anime seriesĀ "Record of Ragnarok." When the gods of earth's combined religions determine that humanity is no longer worth their trouble, few are able to stand in their way. However, thanks to the machinations of Norse Valkyrie Brunhilde, mankind has a fighting chance against the immortals that face them. Armed with god-killing weapons fashioned from the Valkyries themselves, the human characters of "Record of Ragnarok" are entered into a tournament to decide the fate of mankind. If they win seven of the 13 planned bouts, the human race will continue to live on; anything less, and people will all perish.

Of course, nothing less than the best is fit to open a tournament between gods and humans. As such, the first of humanity's representatives is one of its greatest warriors. Lu Bu, the master general from China's Three Kingdoms period, is the first to stand up. His opponent is none other than Thor, the Norse god of thunder and the strongest of Odin's flock. And while Lu Bu fails to eliminate Thor from the tournament, he shows enough of his power to push the lightning god to his limits.

What are Lu Bu's abilities in Record of Ragnarok?

As the most powerful warrior ever seen in China, Lu Bu can pack quite the punch. His strength and speed alone are enough to keep up with Thor at the god's strongest. Keep in mind "Record of Ragnarok's" Thor isn't the same hammer-swinging bonehead from the MCU. In this universe, his hammer is roughly the size of a semi-truck, and this Thor can huck it around with the same skill and grace as his Marvel movie equivalent. Blocking a blow from this bad boy would be like stopping a speeding train loaded full of tasers with your bare hands.

He puts this to great advantage on the battlefield, especially when combined with his halberd and horse riding skills. According to the Record of Ragnarok Wiki, Lu Bu can use his trademark halberd, "Sky Piercer," to perform a technique known as "Sky Eater." Simply put, "Sky Eater" is a halberd swing with enough force behind it to split the sky itself in a mind-boggling display of machismo.

Unfortunately, however, not even this technique was enough to stop Thor. Even with Lu Bu's trusty steed at his side, the general simply could not overwhelm the Viking god. Even so, his extreme durability allowed him to keep up with the deity for the bulk of their fight. He even managed to continue the battle without either of his arms before Thor took his head off with one final swing.