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19th Jan '17 8:16:37 PM ultimomant
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* * Used frequently in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. Basically, if you hear the voice of Casey Lee Williams accompanied by electric guitars, there's some epic fight choreography approaching.
*** A tragic example: Ruby's TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening after witnessing [[spoiler: Pyhrra's death]] is a somber, distorted version of ''This Will Be the day'', the first opening theme.

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* * Used frequently in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. Basically, if you hear the voice of Casey Lee Williams accompanied by electric guitars, there's some epic fight choreography approaching.
*** ** A tragic example: Ruby's TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening after witnessing [[spoiler: Pyhrra's Pyrrha's death]] is a somber, distorted version of ''This Will Be the day'', the first opening theme.
19th Jan '17 8:14:35 PM ultimomant
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* ''Manga/FistOftheNorthStar'': Once [[RefrainFromAssuming YOU WA SHOCK]] / Ai Wo Torimodose's battle remix starts playing (or for that matter, the fight alteration of "Super Survivor" or "Tough Boy"), then there's no doubt Kenshiro will bring the ultimate form of pain on the bad guy of the day. Then, after the beat down, [[CatchPhrase they are]] [[YourHeadAsplode already dead]].

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* ''Manga/FistOftheNorthStar'': ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Once [[RefrainFromAssuming YOU WA SHOCK]] / Ai Wo Torimodose's battle remix starts playing (or for that matter, the fight alteration of "Super Survivor" or "Tough Boy"), then there's no doubt Kenshiro will bring the ultimate form of pain on the bad guy of the day. Then, after the beat down, [[CatchPhrase they are]] [[YourHeadAsplode already dead]].
11th Jan '17 9:41:47 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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10th Jan '17 6:58:00 AM bowserbros
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' as one of the most popular animes of all time naturally has some awesome kick ass music. Surprising the Funimation dub which uses the music of Bruce Faulconer is actually highly popular with Dragon Ball fans. Even more so than the original Japanese OST.
** in the Japanese OST when Cell goads and torments Gohan to transcend his Super Saiyan power, Gohan does exactly that, to a tune called "Demon vs. Demon" (in some translations). A fitting name, considering what Gohan basically becomes in this state. An alternate translation is "Spirit vs. Spirit"; the concepts aren't as different in Japanese as in English, but both translations fit the scene pretty well.
** In the Funimation dub which uses the music of Bruce Faulconer, almost every member of the main cast has this during either powering up, laying the beatdown on an enemy, being revealed to still be alive after being on the receiving end of a huge explosion, or really doing anything sufficiently awesome. Here's the list of the most notable themes.
** Gohan is rarely given a badss music themes early in the show, then he is given one of the most adrenaline pumping music themes in Funimation dub of Namek. It happens during one the most violent moments of the series when BigBad Frieza has just powered up and Goku's lovable SideKick Krilln is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice on Frieza's horns and tossed into the sea. Gohan rushes to Krilln's aid but is stop by Frieza [[EvilGloating who mocks]] Gohan. The little warrior yells at the tyrant to get out way, when Frieza doesn't comply Gohan then goes [[UnstoppableRage CRAZY]] and delivers a brutal beat down on Frieza. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK1ID_FzumI This theme]] plays throughout, rightly titled "Gohan vs Frieza".
** GreenAndMean Piccolo got a pretty neat [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzYw9NaxE9gneat score]] whenever he did anything evil in the early series. Later in Funimation dub he given a pretty hardcore character theme when he fuses with Kami titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHHj4lZUYHU "Super Namek"]] this theme is also used for a few villains. And Piccolo's theme music when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw8Dl2H9rAQ he's angry]] is even better.
** TimeTravel Hero Trunks previously had two insert songs, one of them used for his first Super Saiyan Transformation against Freeza. Just his first appearance [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1dmlnf_H9M theme music]] alone is enough to get you excited.

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* In Being arguably one of the most popular anime in the world, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' as one of the most popular animes of all time naturally has some awesome kick ass music. Surprising the Funimation dub which uses the music of Bruce Faulconer is actually highly popular with Dragon Ball fans. Even more so than music, both in the original Japanese OST.score by Shunsuke Kikuchi and in Bruce Faulconer's replacement score for the 1998 Funimation dub.
** in In the Japanese OST OST, when Cell goads and torments Gohan to transcend his Super Saiyan power, Gohan does exactly that, to a tune called "Demon vs. Demon" (in some translations). A fitting name, considering what Gohan basically becomes in this state. An alternate translation is "Spirit vs. Spirit"; the concepts aren't as different in Japanese as in English, but both translations fit the scene pretty well.
** In the Funimation dub which uses the music of Bruce Faulconer, dub, almost every member of the main cast has this during either powering up, laying the beatdown on an enemy, being revealed to still be alive after being on the receiving end of a huge explosion, or really doing anything sufficiently awesome. Here's the list of the most notable themes.
** Gohan is rarely given a badss badass music themes early in the show, then he is given one of the most adrenaline pumping music themes in Funimation dub of Namek. It happens during one the most violent moments of the series when BigBad Frieza has just powered up and Goku's lovable SideKick Krilln is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice on Frieza's horns and tossed into the sea. Gohan rushes to Krilln's aid but is stop by Frieza [[EvilGloating who mocks]] Gohan. The little warrior yells at the tyrant to get out way, when Frieza doesn't comply Gohan then goes [[UnstoppableRage CRAZY]] and delivers a brutal beat down on Frieza. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK1ID_FzumI This theme]] plays throughout, rightly titled "Gohan vs Frieza".
** GreenAndMean Piccolo got a pretty neat [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzYw9NaxE9gneat score]] whenever he did anything evil in the early series. Later in Funimation dub Funimation's dub, he is given a pretty hardcore character theme when he fuses with Kami titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHHj4lZUYHU "Super Namek"]] Namek"]]; this theme is also used for a few villains. And Piccolo's theme music when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw8Dl2H9rAQ he's angry]] is even better.
** TimeTravel Hero hero Trunks previously had two insert songs, one of them used for his first Super Saiyan Transformation against Freeza. Just his first appearance [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1dmlnf_H9M theme music]] alone is enough to get you excited. Of course, that doesn't mean [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMYt9sGOcTU the Japanese music]] isn't any less awesome (even if it ''is'' blatantly plagiarized).



** But by the far the greatest theme in the dub (and possibly the series) is none other [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vfkhDiSijsGoku Super Saiyan 3 transformation music]]. A music theme so epic it literally SHAKES THE ENTIRE WORLD (and Goku's american voice actor Sean Schemmel yelling his lungs out thoughout the music also helps the mood). This theme was so good they used it for the rest of the heroic moments in the Majin Buu saga.
** ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' is no stranger to this, bringing in all kinds of new songs for old characters. In particular, Vegeta gets his own insert song while powering up against Freeza, and Trunks who is definitely no stranger to insert music gets a whole new theme titled "Tatta Hitori no Senshi" for his powerup against Cell, even if it does end up a CurbStompBattle in Cell's favor, it's still a pretty badass song. It should be dually noted that both songs are sang by the person's respective seiyuu.

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** But by the far the greatest theme in the dub (and possibly the series) is none other [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vfkhDiSijsGoku Super Saiyan 3 transformation music]]. A music theme so epic it literally SHAKES THE ENTIRE WORLD (and WORLD; Goku's american American voice actor Sean Schemmel yelling his lungs out thoughout throughout the music also helps the mood).mood. This theme was so good they used it for the rest of the heroic moments in the Majin Buu saga.
** ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' is no stranger to this, bringing in all kinds of new songs for old characters. In particular, Vegeta gets his own insert song while powering up against Freeza, and Trunks Trunks, who is definitely no stranger to insert music music, gets a whole new theme titled "Tatta Hitori no Senshi" for his powerup against Cell, even Cell. Even if it does end up a CurbStompBattle in Cell's favor, it's still a pretty badass song. It should also be dually noted that both songs are sang by the person's respective seiyuu.
6th Jan '17 8:59:37 AM DannWoolf
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** Gotenks (Goku's son & Vegeta's Son fused together) TwoBeingsOneBody. Gets a super [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akDKRow0QiA sweet theme]] when finally appears after two failed attempts this theme blazes and it's pretty damn awesome considering it's for a BrattyHalfPint.

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** Gotenks (Goku's son & Vegeta's Son fused together) TwoBeingsOneBody. Gets gets a super [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akDKRow0QiA sweet theme]] when Goten and Trunks finally appears fuse correctly after two failed attempts this theme blazes and it's pretty damn awesome considering it's for a BrattyHalfPint.
5th Jan '17 11:19:44 AM iriscal
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**Cone to think of it, A Link Between Worlds does this for its overworld themes not just once or twice, but THREE TIMES. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LevdcF9Aqkg happy, upbeat tune]] for the prologue, which gets upgraded to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jux1PCGJb1Y standard overworld theme]] . . . until Link gets the Master Sword, and then it's taken [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTww6juWsAM an even more heroic and glorious version]] plays. Then, the Lorule theme starts out with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYc_Vosp9_Y a theme]] that may sound disappointing after the Dark World theme from A Link To The Past, but once Link has rescued all the sages, it, too, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4ZEYeanOW4 gets an upgrade]] to scratch that epic music itch.
30th Dec '16 4:37:30 PM nombretomado
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* The heroes of most shows in [[{{DCAU}} the animated DCU]].

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* The heroes of most shows in [[{{DCAU}} the animated DCU]].Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.
27th Dec '16 2:47:37 PM superslinger2007
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** [[spoiler: The moment where Vader lunges at the Emperor to save his son, a bombastic version of The Force theme plays signifying the end of Darth Vader and the return of Anakin Skywalker.]]



** [[spoiler: The moment where Vader lunges at the Emperor to save his son a bombastic version of The Force theme plays signifying the end of Darth Vader and the return of Anakin Skywalker.]]



** And true to form, the Force Theme again plays in The Force Awakens after being curiously absent all film [[spoiler: when Anakin's saber is picked up by Rey, and reveals that she, not Finn is in fact the heroine of the story and the next lead Jedi]]

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** And true to form, the Force Theme again plays in The Force Awakens after being curiously absent all film [[spoiler: when Anakin's saber is picked up by Rey, and reveals that she, not Finn is in fact the heroine of the story and the next lead Jedi]]Jedi.]]
26th Dec '16 2:01:56 AM Hanz
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* ''StarWars'' has a general rule: if the [[http://youtu.be/HcZ9kQ1h-ZY "Force Theme"]] is playing, it's because the characters are doing something epic. If the ''title'' theme plays, it's because they're being just plain badass.

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* ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' has a general rule: if the [[http://youtu.be/HcZ9kQ1h-ZY "Force Theme"]] is playing, it's because the characters are doing something epic. If the ''title'' theme plays, it's because they're being just plain badass.



** Even detractors of the StarWars prequels admit that one of the coolest moments in the series was near the climax of ''ThePhantomMenace'' when just as the heroes are ready to flee the scene, a door opens, a cloaked figure appears (Darth Maul), and the first few notes of the "Duel of the Fates" theme are heard.

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** Even detractors of the StarWars prequels admit that one of the coolest moments in the series was near the climax of ''ThePhantomMenace'' ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' when just as the heroes are ready to flee the scene, a door opens, a cloaked figure appears (Darth Maul), and the first few notes of the "Duel of the Fates" theme are heard.



* In Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic, each class has a Heroic Moment ability (they do gradual healing and usually finish the cooldown on a stun move). Using it triggers that class's {{Leitmotif}}.

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* In Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic, each class has a Heroic Moment ability (they do gradual healing and usually finish the cooldown on a stun move). Using it triggers that class's {{Leitmotif}}. Also, the Final Bosses are all set to "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhcH9jSDPY8 Battle of the Fates]]".



* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne3'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEH_LSL4rVw "Tears"]] during its final battle.

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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne3'' ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEH_LSL4rVw "Tears"]] during its final battle.



* Awesomenauts has this in two ways. If you are on a killing spree a remix of your character's theme is playing. If your whole team is on a killing spree , that CMOA will be accompanied by its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAD0aV8qU34 "main theme"]].

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* Awesomenauts Videogame/{{Awesomenauts}} has this in two ways. If you are on a killing spree a remix of your character's theme is playing. If your whole team is on a killing spree , that CMOA will be accompanied by its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAD0aV8qU34 "main theme"]].
26th Dec '16 1:56:25 AM Hanz
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* In Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic, each class has a Heroic Moment ability (they do gradual healing and usually finish the cooldown on a stun move). Using it triggers that class's CrowningMusicOfAwesome.

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* In Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic, each class has a Heroic Moment ability (they do gradual healing and usually finish the cooldown on a stun move). Using it triggers that class's CrowningMusicOfAwesome.{{Leitmotif}}.
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