Laguna Loire is the third representative of Final Fantasy VIII in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. Laguna is the father of Squall and was once a soldier of the Galbadian Army alongside Kiros Seagill and Ward Zabac, whose back stories were explained through flashbacks and playable dream sequences. The brotherly soldier quit the army, became a journalist, starred in a movie, and eventually became the new president of Esthar where he crossed paths with his son while assisting him in his battle against the sorceress Ultimecia.

In the game's story mode, his opposing villain is the Cloud of Darkness.


  • Normal
  • Alt 1
  • Alt 2
  • DLC
  • EX Mode
  • Alt 1 EX Mode
  • Alt 2 EX Mode
  • DLC EX Mode
Laguna's outfit in Dissidia 012 is identical to his original Final Fantasy VIII appearance. He wears a blue jacket with rolled sleeves over a white T-shirt with brown cargo-pants. He wears black boots, fingerless gloves and a large black belt. He has long black hair, combed over to the right side. His eyes are green and he wears dog-tags and a silver earring for all three costumes.

Laguna's first alternate costume, "Galbadian Soldier," is his Galbadian soldier uniform. He wears a dark blue bodysuit with armor covering his chest and hips.

His second alternate costume, "President," is his appearance as of Squall's time in Final Fantasy VIII when he is the president of Esthar. He wears a light blue button-up shirt with brown pants and sandals.

His DLC outfit, "Sorceress's Knight," is his appearance as Zefer, at a movie filming, donning a suit of armor with a purple skirt over the thighs.

Laguna's manikin, Transient Gunner, is purple


Laguna is a Tactical Gunner, using a variety of firearms to fight from long-range, including his trademark machine gun, rocket launchers, and grenades. His HP attacks use a laser canon that is a miniature version of the Ragnarok airship. Laguna can alter the effects of his attacks depending on the player tapping or holding O when attacking. For example, tapping the button when throwing a grenade adjusts its range, while holding it when using his rocket launcher and sniper rifle lets Laguna aim freely using the analog stick, before firing to hit the opponent from a different angle. A downside is that many of Laguna's Bravery attacks have noticeable lag when used and are easy to dodge or block.

Brave Attacks

Name Type Description
Machine Gun Ground Fire a rapid-fire blast of bullets at opponent. Can hold O for duration. Can walk while attacking
Ricochet Shot Ground Fire a bullet that bounces off walls and ceilings. Can hold O and use analog stick to aim before firing. Can initiate a chase if bullet has ricocheted at least once.
Grenade Bomb Ground Throw a grenade in an arc that explodes on contact.
Pummel Ground/ Aerial Quick two-hit combo using Machine Gun's hilt, Fast but low range. Can Initiate a chase sequence.
Electroshield Ground/ Aerial Throw a bomb that creates a spherical force field that reflects attacks and can knock back oppponents for low damage.
Missile Barrage Ground/ Aerial Fire missiles that travel forward before adjusting trajectory to track opponent. Can hold O to fire up to six missiles
Shotgun Aerial Fire a quick blast of gunfire with a short range. Can hold O to charge for a powerful shot that can break guards.
Sticky Bomb Aerial Fire a bomb that sticks to opponent and floors and ceilings before exploding. Can hold O to charge for range.
Homing Bazooka Aerial Fire a single rocket that tracks opponent.

HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Satallite Laser Ground Summons a beam of energy to strike opponent directly above them. Can be blocked by obstacles and terrain.
Ragnarok Buster Ground Fire a long range beam of energy at opponent.
Ragnarok Blade Aerial Create a short range beam of energy and slice it like a sword
Split Laser Aerial Fire a blast of energy that splits into several smaller blasts that spread out and track opponent.

EX Mode - "Look, the faeries are here"

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Hit Rate while in EX Mode.
A Faerie's Miracle EX Ability Laguna’s lag from his Brave attacks is cancelled out, allowing him to attack again afterward, letting him assault opponents much faster.
Desperado EX Burst He blasts his opponent with a rocket launcher, then throws a grenade at them and leaps into the air swinging on a rope while attacking with his machine gun. The player must rapidly tap R as a target flashes over the opponent, landing hits as a damage meter fills up. Filling the meter will have Laguna end the EX Burst with Ultimate Ragnarok Cannon, where he calls all his weapons together to concentrate energy and fire a large laser blast, the earlier grenade exploding to deal HP damage.


Laguna can equip Swords, Daggers, Greatswords, Guns, Shields, Bangles, Hats, Helms, Light Helms, Clothing, Light Armor, and Chestplates.

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Machine Gun 30 HP -377
BRV +83
ATK +40
DEF -2
Physical Defense +10% Trade: 61000 gil, Vega, Scarletite x1, Gunner's Desire x5
High-Power Machine Gun 90 HP -288
BRV +69
ATK +63
DEF -1
Physical Defense +15% Trade: 158000 gil, Machine Gun, Electrum x1, Gunner's Dream x5
Ragnarok Pistol 100 HP -328
BRV +79
ATK +68
DEF -1
Physical Defense +20%
Slight Sneak Attack Effect
Trade: 182800 gil, High-Power Machine Gun, Toe Jam Tragedy x1, Gunner's Hopes x5

Trade AccessoryEdit

Name Description
Toe Jam Tragedy True kindness might be to sit back and just watch.
  • Toe Jam Tragedy had a different description in Dissidia Duodecim.