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"Now you perish!"
Meta-Cooler in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle

Lock-On Buster (ロックオンバスター Rokku On Basutā) is a cybernetic-enhanced version of the Darkness Eye Beam used by the Meta-Coolers.


First, the Meta-Cooler uses his 3D Scan Mode to locate his target and lock-onto them, then creates a small amount of sparkling energy in front of his face. Then, he shouts "I got you!" and fires a fast-moving beam that leaves behind a sparkling trail and creates a huge blinding explosion upon impact.


Lock-On Buster's explosion

After avoiding Vegeta's Big Bang Attack using his Instant Transmission, Meta-Cooler appears and knees Vegeta in the stomach, surprising and temporarily knocking out the Saiyan prince. Using his cybernetic modifications to locate Goku, Meta-Cooler punches Vegeta towards Goku and fires the Lock-On Buster at Goku and Vegeta, leaving them moderately injured.

Video Game Appearances

Lock-On Buster was named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and is one of Meta-Cooler's Blast 2 attacks.

In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, the Lock-On Buster is a Rush Attack.

Though Meta-Cooler is not playable in the game (Cooler appearing only in his Metal Cooler (nucleus) form as one of Story Mode giant bosses), his Lock-On Buster technique does and is one of the Ultimate Tenkaichi Hero's learn-able Super Attacks in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. Despite the hero's apparent lack of any cybernetics, the Hero will view their opponent in 3D Scan Mode briefly, making the attack seem somewhat implausible, unless the Hero has a scouter equipped.

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, Lock-On Buster appears as a playable Meta-Cooler's Super Attack. Oddly, despite the nature of the attack locking onto the enemy, certain bosses such as Hirudegarn and Janemba can still dodge it, likely because the attack in Dokkan begins with an initial punch before Meta-Cooler locks on.


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