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11th Apr '16 10:35:01 AM Willbyr
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-->''The music box is broken, or is it? It starts to play, and a haunting tune fills the air...''

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-->''The ->''The music box is broken, or is it? It starts to play, and a haunting tune fills the air...''



* The ''VisualNovel/MuvLuv'' series of visual novels has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnfMvYIHJt8 A World To Protect]]'', a rearrangement of the main theme. It first plays in ''Unlimited'' when [[spoiler:Takeru realizes that his memories of his home world and Sumika are fading due to him "going native"]], it then plays in ''Alternative'' when [[spoiler:Takeru, suffering from PTSD, breaks down and cries in Marimo's lap while the latter comforts him.]]

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* The ''VisualNovel/MuvLuv'' ''Franchise/MuvLuv'' series of visual novels has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnfMvYIHJt8 A World To Protect]]'', a rearrangement of the main theme. It first plays in ''Unlimited'' when [[spoiler:Takeru realizes that his memories of his home world and Sumika are fading due to him "going native"]], it then plays in ''Alternative'' when [[spoiler:Takeru, suffering from PTSD, breaks down and cries in Marimo's lap while the latter comforts him.]]
29th Feb '16 2:23:22 PM DrNoPuma
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* The song "The Music Box Blues" by Tran-Siberian Orchestra.

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* The song "The Music Box Blues" by Tran-Siberian Orchestra.Music/TransSiberianOrchestra.



* Abney Park's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQd_LMTn2cs The Secret Life of Dr. Calgori]]" starts off this way, shortly to be joined by steam valves and clockwork-like rhythmic percussion. Appropriate for the story of a [[SteamPunk 1800's era]] MadScientist slowly losing his memory.

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* Abney Park's Music/AbneyPark's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQd_LMTn2cs The Secret Life of Dr. Calgori]]" starts off this way, shortly to be joined by steam valves and clockwork-like rhythmic percussion. Appropriate for the story of a [[SteamPunk 1800's era]] MadScientist slowly losing his memory.



* The monkey music box in ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. It comes up in the prologue as the first item associated with Christine and what happened in the bowls of the opera. The tune it plays is "Masquerade", the opening number for the second act. (In that big dance with [[CostumePorn massive decorated costumes]], some dancers wear monkey costumes in reference to it.) It is used as a nostalgic music box during the finale, when it begins to play down in the Phantom's lair and he, despairing, remembers the words of the song: "Hide your face so the world will never find you."

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* The monkey music box in ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.''Theater/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. It comes up in the prologue as the first item associated with Christine and what happened in the bowls of the opera. The tune it plays is "Masquerade", the opening number for the second act. (In that big dance with [[CostumePorn massive decorated costumes]], some dancers wear monkey costumes in reference to it.) It is used as a nostalgic music box during the finale, when it begins to play down in the Phantom's lair and he, despairing, remembers the words of the song: "Hide your face so the world will never find you."



** In ''Miracle Mask'', another music box tune plays when [[spoiler: Henry remembers the time when he and Randall first became friends]]. [[HeartwarmingMoments It's adorable as hell]].

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** In ''Miracle Mask'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask'', another music box tune plays when [[spoiler: Henry remembers the time when he and Randall first became friends]]. [[HeartwarmingMoments It's adorable as hell]].



* The ''VisualNovel/MuvLuv'' series of visual novels has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnfMvYIHJt8 A World To Protect]]'', a rearrangement of the main theme. It first plays in ''Unlimited'' when [[spoiler:Takeru realizes that his memories of his home world and Sumika are fading due to him "going native"]], it then plays in ''Alternative'' when [[spoiler:Takeru, suffering from PTSD, breaks down and cries in Marimo's lap while the latter comforts him.]]
* ''VisualNovel/SymphonicRain'' has several music box versions of the opening and ending theme playing during especially poignant moments.



* You find a statue that plays one of these melodies in Waterfall in ''{{Undertale}}''. You have to play the tune on a piano in order to access [[spoiler:the legendary artifact that the Annoying Dog steals]]. What's more, the {{leitmotif}} it plays belongs to [[spoiler: Asriel Dreemur, Toriel and Asgore's son, the former identity of Flowey, and the TrueFinalBoss of the Pacifist route.]]
* Used frequently in the ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' series, which is fitting, considering that the games focus on dreams:

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* You find a statue that plays one of these melodies in Waterfall in ''{{Undertale}}''.''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. You have to play the tune on a piano in order to access [[spoiler:the legendary artifact that the Annoying Dog steals]]. What's more, the {{leitmotif}} it plays belongs to [[spoiler: Asriel Dreemur, Toriel and Asgore's son, the former identity of Flowey, and the TrueFinalBoss of the Pacifist route.]]
* Used frequently in the ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' series, which is fitting, series. Fitting, considering that the games focus on games' theme of dreams:




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* ''VisualNovel/SymphonicRain'' has several music box versions of the opening and ending theme playing during especially poignant moments.
* The ''VisualNovel/MuvLuv'' series of visual novels has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnfMvYIHJt8 A World To Protect]]'', a rearrangement of the main theme. It first plays in ''Unlimited'' when [[spoiler:Takeru realizes that his memories of his home world and Sumika are fading due to him "going native"]], it then plays in ''Alternative'' when [[spoiler:Takeru, suffering from PTSD, breaks down and cries in Marimo's lap while the latter comforts him.]]
29th Feb '16 2:09:15 PM DrNoPuma
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* ''[[YoshisIsland Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island]]'' has an opening theme that sounds as though it is being played on a music box (it even slows down at one point, and has to be rewound). This theme reappears in ''Yoshi's Island DS,'' and is the best song on the soundtrack, despite being played in a different key.

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* ''[[YoshisIsland Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island]]'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld2YoshisIsland'' has an opening theme that sounds as though it is being played on a music box (it even slows down at one point, and has to be rewound). This theme reappears in ''Yoshi's Island DS,'' and is the best song on the soundtrack, despite being played in a different key.



* Speaking of Mario, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGyZwr8pIas Lumas' theme]] from ''Galaxy''. Bonus points for being played ''[[spoiler:[[SoundtrackDissonance as the universe is crushed into a supermassive black hole.]]]]''
* On the "The End" screen of ''BatenKaitos'', a music box rendition of the game's main theme plays.

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* Speaking of Mario, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGyZwr8pIas Lumas' theme]] from ''Galaxy''.''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. Bonus points for being played ''[[spoiler:[[SoundtrackDissonance as the universe is crushed into a supermassive black hole.]]]]''
* On the "The End" screen of ''BatenKaitos'', ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'', a music box rendition of the game's main theme plays.



* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', one of these plays during TheReveal. In this case, the music isn't the symbolic part, it's [[spoiler:the Elysian Box itself, which finally fulfills its original purpose of carrying a message from Anton to Sophia and back. Of course, it's less on the nostalgia and more on the what could've been.]] The music box track, Iris, is used a few minutes later in orchestrated form for the end credits. And it's one hell of a TearJerker.

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* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', one of these plays during TheReveal. In this case, the music isn't the symbolic part, it's [[spoiler:the Elysian Box itself, which finally fulfills its original purpose of carrying a message from Anton to Sophia and back. Of course, it's less on the nostalgia and more on the what could've been.]] The music box track, Iris, is used a few minutes later in orchestrated form for the end credits. And it's one hell of a TearJerker.



* The ''MuvLuv'' series of visual novels has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnfMvYIHJt8 A World To Protect]]'', a rearrangement of the main theme. It first plays in ''Unlimited'' when [[spoiler:Takeru realizes that his memories of his home world and Sumika are fading due to him "going native"]], it then plays in ''Alternative'' when [[spoiler:Takeru, suffering from PTSD, breaks down and cries in Marimo's lap while the latter comforts him.]]

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* The ''MuvLuv'' ''VisualNovel/MuvLuv'' series of visual novels has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnfMvYIHJt8 A World To Protect]]'', a rearrangement of the main theme. It first plays in ''Unlimited'' when [[spoiler:Takeru realizes that his memories of his home world and Sumika are fading due to him "going native"]], it then plays in ''Alternative'' when [[spoiler:Takeru, suffering from PTSD, breaks down and cries in Marimo's lap while the latter comforts him.]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlk_ACj0ihk All is Shut Down #1]](bad ending) from ''RayCrisis''.
* One or two of the minigames present outside the main adventure of ''{{Super Mario 64}} DS'' (such as the LovesMeNot game) have a music box arrangment of the water level theme from [[SuperMarioBros the original game]] play in the background.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlk_ACj0ihk All is Shut Down #1]](bad ending) from ''RayCrisis''.
''VideoGame/RayCrisis''.
* One or two of the minigames present outside the main adventure of ''{{Super Mario 64}} ''VideoGame/SuperMario64 DS'' (such as the LovesMeNot game) have a music box arrangment of the water level theme from [[SuperMarioBros the original game]] play in the background.




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* Used frequently in the ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' series, which is fitting, considering that the games focus on dreams:
** ''Door to Phantomile'' and the VideoGameRemake:
*** The main menu music is a relaxing tune played on what sounds like a cross between a music box and bells.
*** "Grandpa's Chair", the {{Leitmotif}} of Klonoa's kindly grandfather, is a very calming, yet sad, music box song. It plays again, [[DarkReprise only this time, slower,]] when [[spoiler:Grandpa is dying after Joka's ambush.]]
*** A music box is also used for many short jingles, such as when Klonoa and Huepow first discover the magical Moon Pendant.
** ''Empire of Dreams'':
*** A slow, whimsical tune is played for the main menu music.
*** A much more tear-jerking music box is played during [[spoiler:Emperor Jillius' DisneyDeath.]]
1st Feb '16 5:45:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TacticsOgre: Let Us Cling Together'', Lars carries his late wife's music box as a memento. The track played is titled ''Box of Sentiment''. The melody is later orchestrated in ''Emotion and Absence of Mind''.

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* In ''TacticsOgre: ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre: Let Us Cling Together'', Lars carries his late wife's music box as a memento. The track played is titled ''Box of Sentiment''. The melody is later orchestrated in ''Emotion and Absence of Mind''.
15th Jan '16 5:39:23 PM Adept
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* ''SymphonicRain'' has several music box versions of the opening and ending theme playing during especially poignant moments.

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* ''SymphonicRain'' ''VisualNovel/SymphonicRain'' has several music box versions of the opening and ending theme playing during especially poignant moments.
7th Jan '16 9:29:03 PM nombretomado
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* When alone, Suitengu of ''SpeedGrapher'' obsessively plays a music box with a melancholic tune and thinks about his past. This ultimately leads to a flashback indicating this is the only possession left from his happy childhood, which was destroyed by [[LoanShark loan sharks]]. Making things interesting, Saiga, the hero, independently whistles the same tune, foreshadowing the fact there's a connection between himself and Suitengu.

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* When alone, Suitengu of ''SpeedGrapher'' ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'' obsessively plays a music box with a melancholic tune and thinks about his past. This ultimately leads to a flashback indicating this is the only possession left from his happy childhood, which was destroyed by [[LoanShark loan sharks]]. Making things interesting, Saiga, the hero, independently whistles the same tune, foreshadowing the fact there's a connection between himself and Suitengu.
7th Jan '16 8:15:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* AyumiHamasaki's song "HANABI" opens with a music box, which continues to play as the song goes on. The song lyrics speak about a loved one who has died.
* EmilieAutumn's "Gothic Lolita" opens with a music box that grows more and more distorted until the true song begins. The song's theme is lost innocence, so the music box sets a spooky tone that fits with the rest of the song.
* BritneySpears has two songs using this sound affect: "Everytime" and "Baby Boy"

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* AyumiHamasaki's Music/AyumiHamasaki's song "HANABI" opens with a music box, which continues to play as the song goes on. The song lyrics speak about a loved one who has died.
* EmilieAutumn's Music/EmilieAutumn's "Gothic Lolita" opens with a music box that grows more and more distorted until the true song begins. The song's theme is lost innocence, so the music box sets a spooky tone that fits with the rest of the song.
* BritneySpears Music/BritneySpears has two songs using this sound affect: "Everytime" and "Baby Boy"



* SiouxsieAndTheBanshees' 'Mother' on their 1979 'Join Hands' album. The eerily decelerating music box plays 'Oh Mein Papa' whilst the dual lyric details a love/hate relationship with the narrator's mother.

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* SiouxsieAndTheBanshees' Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees' 'Mother' on their 1979 'Join Hands' album. The eerily decelerating music box plays 'Oh Mein Papa' whilst the dual lyric details a love/hate relationship with the narrator's mother.
5th Dec '15 10:42:00 PM Thnikkafan
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* You find a statue that plays one of these melodies in Waterfall in ''{{Undertale}}''. You have to play the tune on a piano in order to access [[spoiler:the legendary artifact that the Annoying Dog steals]]. What's more, the {{leitmotif}} it plays belongs to [[spoiler: Asriel Dreemur, Toriel and Asgore's son, the former identity of Flowey, and the TrueFinalBoss of the Pacifist route.]]
21st Oct '15 7:05:37 AM Willbyr
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* ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' has the melancholy ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N62StawMcC8 Worldend]]'' for the inevitable TearJerker deaths. ''WhenTheyCry'', indeed.

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* ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has the melancholy ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N62StawMcC8 Worldend]]'' for the inevitable TearJerker deaths. ''WhenTheyCry'', ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'', indeed.


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26th Aug '15 7:48:53 AM TokoWH
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