History Leitmotif / WesternAnimation

23rd Jan '17 8:30:28 PM JMQwilleran
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* Edvard Grieg's ''In the Hall of the Mountain King'' for Ms. Nomura in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}''. Her first battle with Jim has the original orchestral score playing, and she whistles the tune whenever she stalks him as a scare tactic.

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* Edvard Grieg's ''In the Hall of the Mountain King'' for Ms. Nomura in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}''. Her first battle with Jim has the original orchestral score playing, and she whistles the tune whenever she stalks him as a scare tactic.tactic.
* In "A Boy's Best Friend is His Fish" from ''WesternAnimaton/{{Stanley}}'' the pet store owner, Mr. Finn, speaks with an [[{{Oireland}} Irish accent]] and every time he talks an Irish-sounding tune plays in the background.
16th Jan '17 1:34:14 PM ErebusElysium
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* All the teams on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' have their own theme tune (Josee & Jacques have victory fanfare, Ellody & Mary have a chiptune, Laurie & Miles have flute music, etc).

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* All the teams on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' have their own theme tune (Josee & Jacques have victory fanfare, Ellody & Mary have a chiptune, Laurie & Miles have flute music, etc).etc).
* Edvard Grieg's ''In the Hall of the Mountain King'' for Ms. Nomura in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}''. Her first battle with Jim has the original orchestral score playing, and she whistles the tune whenever she stalks him as a scare tactic.
6th Jan '17 3:49:20 PM Morgenthaler
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** Appropriately enough, given the episode it was first used in, his theme is essentially a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of the title music for ''CapeFear''.

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** Appropriately enough, given the episode it was first used in, his theme is essentially a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of the title music for ''CapeFear''.''Film/CapeFear''.
10th Dec '16 5:15:21 PM Lloigor
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** Two-Face, for example, had a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE3zCTC-Kpg short but haunting two/three tone melody motif]] that would play every time he was onscreen (whereas most had their motifs simply played in larger scenes), even if the episode had nothing to do with him (IE, if a character was passing by his cell in Arkham).

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** Two-Face, for example, had a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE3zCTC-Kpg short but haunting two/three tone melody motif]] that would play every time he was onscreen (whereas most had their motifs simply played in larger scenes), even if the episode had nothing to do with him (IE, (i.e., if a character was passing by his cell in Arkham).
22nd Nov '16 10:05:15 AM BurgerLord
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** As of Season 20, two characters have gotten a leitmotif, those being [[spoiler:[[Creator/DonaldTrump President Garrison]] (DarkReprise of "Hail to the Chief")]] and [[KnightTemplar Lennart Bedrager]] (Tjing Tjang Tjing).
8th Nov '16 8:21:07 AM dlchen145
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* [[BigBad Tai Lung]] from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' gets his own theme, [[{{Badass}} natch]]. What is interesting is that while it plays the first time we see him (complete with Vachir's solemnly intoned "Behold Tai Lung"), and at several points throughout his [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome incredible escape sequence]], with all the gravitas, power, and chilling effectiveness you'd expect, it also appears in a subdued, pensive, even sorrowful tone when he stands before his former master just before their climactic battle, and again in a darkly tragic and heartbreaking iteration (complete with choral rendering!) as Tai Lung is attacking his father with [[IncendiaryExponent his fists on fire]]. (As if we needed any more reminders of his FreudianExcuse and WellDoneSonGuy status--this is during his "All I ever did, I did to make you proud!" speech.) And a heartwarming, sweetly playful version is heard during the flashback to his StartOfDarkness, when we see him [[CuteKitten as an adorable cub]] with Shifu and learning kung fu.

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* [[BigBad Tai Lung]] from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' gets his own theme, [[{{Badass}} natch]].natch. What is interesting is that while it plays the first time we see him (complete with Vachir's solemnly intoned "Behold Tai Lung"), and at several points throughout his [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome incredible escape sequence]], with all the gravitas, power, and chilling effectiveness you'd expect, it also appears in a subdued, pensive, even sorrowful tone when he stands before his former master just before their climactic battle, and again in a darkly tragic and heartbreaking iteration (complete with choral rendering!) as Tai Lung is attacking his father with [[IncendiaryExponent his fists on fire]]. (As if we needed any more reminders of his FreudianExcuse and WellDoneSonGuy status--this is during his "All I ever did, I did to make you proud!" speech.) And a heartwarming, sweetly playful version is heard during the flashback to his StartOfDarkness, when we see him [[CuteKitten as an adorable cub]] with Shifu and learning kung fu.
26th Oct '16 11:33:24 PM Vir
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* The version of Dr. Robotnik in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatam'' had one. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44dwsrArDX8]].

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* The version of Dr. Robotnik in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatam'' ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' had one. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44dwsrArDX8]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Cosmo and Wanda had one in the earlier episodes. It hardly shows up now.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Cosmo and Wanda had one in the earlier episodes. It hardly shows up now.



* {{WesternAnimation/Popeye}}' has...well, "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man".

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* {{WesternAnimation/Popeye}}' {{WesternAnimation/Popeye}} has...well, "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man".
26th Oct '16 11:32:18 PM Vir
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** 'WesternAnimation/VictorAndHugo' - Bunglers In Crime' also had variations on the theme tune within the episodes. Among several bars cropping up in otherwise unique passages, there was a slower stealthy version of the theme for when sneaky work was underway, a cool piano like version for calm moments and a slightly sadder version for when the brothers inevitably failed at something.

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** 'WesternAnimation/VictorAndHugo' ''WesternAnimation/VictorAndHugo'' - Bunglers In Crime' also had variations on the theme tune within the episodes. Among several bars cropping up in otherwise unique passages, there was a slower stealthy version of the theme for when sneaky work was underway, a cool piano like version for calm moments and a slightly sadder version for when the brothers inevitably failed at something.
26th Oct '16 11:32:03 PM Vir
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** ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'' Almost any time Doom Tower is first shown in an episode a long eerie sting is heard. Also a sinister but slightly comical sting for whenever Mr. Doom laughs madly to close a scene. Any appearance of the Slush City ice cream parlour starts with an upbeat bouncy little sting.

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** ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'' ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'': Almost any time Doom Tower is first shown in an episode a long eerie sting is heard. Also a sinister but slightly comical sting for whenever Mr. Doom laughs madly to close a scene. Any appearance of the Slush City ice cream parlour starts with an upbeat bouncy little sting.
14th Aug '16 7:03:34 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''Justice League Unlimited'', Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern and Green Arrow all have their own musical motifs (Batman and Superman retain their melody motifs from their respective solo shows). Green Arrow even hums his own theme while swinging forth into battle at one point (and it was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome AWESOME]] and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] at the same time). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6x9YTh173o Here is a compilation]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''Justice League Unlimited'', Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern and Green Arrow all have their own musical motifs (Batman and Superman retain their melody motifs from their respective solo shows). Green Arrow even hums his own theme while swinging forth into battle at one point (and it was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome AWESOME]] and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] at the same time). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6x9YTh173o Here is a compilation]].compilation.]]
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