Record of Ragnarok: How similar are Buddha’s powers to Kite from HunterxHunter?

Buddha's powers to Kite from HunterxHunter

Buddha and Kite are two of the most powerful characters in anime. Buddha’s powers in Record of Ragnarok are similar to that of Kite from Hunter x Hunter in more ways than one. Both are two of the central characters in their respective plots and they bring with them a character that stands out from the rest.

Moreover, their powers and abilities are also standalone and they are filled with superhuman and god-like abilities, making the two the strongest in their respective universe. Buddha and Kite are also laden with a lot of similar ideals and philosophies and their approach towards life is also similar in a sense.

Record of Ragnarok – How are Buddha and Kite similar in ideological terms?

Buddha in Record of Ragnarok is similar to Kite from Hunter x Hunter in the ideological sense. They share this sense of love and gratitude towards human beings. They also belong to humans in their past lives and share an affinity towards humankind. Buddha and Kite also support the cause of humanity and their existence, because they feel like they owe it to their ancestry.

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Lord Buddha in Season 2 of Shuumatsu no Walküre. (Image credit goes to Yumeta Company, Graphinica)

Buddha is also often considered as a challenger of fate and in Record of Ragnarok, he is shown as a very confident and unabashed being. Kite in Hunter x Hunter is also shown as a stoic and blunt character, who is often mistaken to be rude. Both of them are actually fond of living beings but are often mistaken to be cold-hearted because they are bold.

Are Buddha and Kite similar in their powers and abilities?

  • Buddha and Kite share a lot of similar superhuman abilities. Buddha’s powers in the Record of Ragnarok are primarily his godly strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and stamina. Moreover, he is an enlightened soul and possesses an indomitable will.
  • Buddha is also a master of weaponry and is a skilled swordsman, something which he was trained in since his early days as a royal.
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Kite in HunterxHunter anime. (Image credit goes to Nippon Animation)

Kite from Hunter x Hunter is also a master of weaponry and possesses superhuman qualities like enhanced speed, stamina, endurance, and reflexes. They are also highly intellectual beings and is a conjurer, making them similar to Buddha as they can summon different forms of weapons.

Record of Ragnarok – How are the summoning abilities of Buddha and Kite linked?

Buddha and Kite can summon various forms of weapons. Buddha in Record of Ragnarok can transform his staff through his technique called the ‘Turn About, Six Realms’. It allows him to undergo a divine weapon transformation using his Six Realms Staff but he is unable to choose which weapon he wishes to wield, as they are suited to his emotions and not his will.

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Lord Buddha in Season 2 of Shuumatsu no Walküre. (Image credit goes to Yumeta Company, Graphinica)
  • Kite on the other hand can also summon weapons but cannot control which weapon he summons.
  • He cannot choose his weapon of will and has to use a random weapon before it disappears.

This is because of his own set conditions for the strengthening of the summoned weapons and gives him the ability to acquire any four of his deadly weapons.

Conclusion

Buddha and Kite are similar in their ideologies as well as their battle abilities. Both of them also share the ability to summon weapons at will but have no said control over their summonings. That being said, Buddha in Record of Ragnarok might possibly be a more powerful character than Kite in Hunter x Hunter because the former is a God and the latter is just a reincarnated human after all.

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