History Music / RideOfTheValkyries

18th Mar '18 4:55:40 AM Mad3rox
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandandConquer'': Tiberium Dawn: The Covert Operations, it is played as one of original soundtrack.
21st Feb '18 6:31:47 PM nombretomado
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The "Ride of the Valkyries" (German: "Ritt der Walküren", or "Walkürenritt", as the composer referred to it) is a fanfare-like orchestral music theme originating from Creator/RichardWagner's opera ''Die Walküre'' (''[[{{Valkyries}} The Valkyrie]]''), which is a part of the cycle ''Der Ring Des Nibelungen'' (''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'').

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The "Ride of the Valkyries" (German: "Ritt der Walküren", or "Walkürenritt", as the composer referred to it) is a fanfare-like orchestral music theme originating from Creator/RichardWagner's Music/RichardWagner's opera ''Die Walküre'' (''[[{{Valkyries}} The Valkyrie]]''), which is a part of the cycle ''Der Ring Des Nibelungen'' (''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'').



Ironically, Creator/RichardWagner initially opposed the use and performance of the piece outside of the original opera, even going as far as to write letters of complaint to publishers who sold the sheet music as a separate work. Also ironically, the scene in ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' that served as the TropeCodifier was meant to allude to UsefulNotes/NaziGermany ([[HitlerAteSugar Hitler was a huge fan of Wagner]] and [[MusicToInvadePolandTo often used his music to rally his troops]]), reflecting how the soldiers in that scene are intended to be viewed as war criminals--[[MisaimedFandom not that it worked]].

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Ironically, Creator/RichardWagner Music/RichardWagner initially opposed the use and performance of the piece outside of the original opera, even going as far as to write letters of complaint to publishers who sold the sheet music as a separate work. Also ironically, the scene in ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' that served as the TropeCodifier was meant to allude to UsefulNotes/NaziGermany ([[HitlerAteSugar Hitler was a huge fan of Wagner]] and [[MusicToInvadePolandTo often used his music to rally his troops]]), reflecting how the soldiers in that scene are intended to be viewed as war criminals--[[MisaimedFandom not that it worked]].
12th Feb '18 6:51:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/MyNameIsNobody'', the soundtrack song "The Wild Horde" features a short recall to Ride Of The Valkyries. It's mainly used in the scenes with the Wild Bunch (a group of 150 outlaws and a tribute to [[TheWildBunch the omonimous film]]).

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* In ''Film/MyNameIsNobody'', the soundtrack song "The Wild Horde" features a short recall to Ride Of The Valkyries. It's mainly used in the scenes with the Wild Bunch (a group of 150 outlaws and a tribute to [[TheWildBunch [[Film/TheWildBunch the omonimous film]]).
1st Jan '18 3:50:12 AM jormis29
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''Midnighter'' comic book ''killing machine'' in which The Midnighter is unwillingly sent back in time to ''kill Hitler''. The ''[[TimePolice Time Cops]]'' come to arrest him and he fights back (with his usual brutal efficiency). The chief Time Cop chases him down in her ''flying tank'' and plays Ride of the Valkyries over the speakers as she does so. The Midnighter hears the song and hums along "pom te te pom pom, pom te te pom pom"... and realizes that he is about to get blown to kingdom come. Aside from the undeniable style, this is notable for being the second time somebody takes the Midnighter down EVER. Even Batman takes more opening act beatings on his way to victory.

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''Midnighter'' ''ComicBook/{{Midnighter}}'' comic book ''killing machine'' in which The Midnighter is unwillingly sent back in time to ''kill Hitler''. The ''[[TimePolice Time Cops]]'' come to arrest him and he fights back (with his usual brutal efficiency). The chief Time Cop chases him down in her ''flying tank'' and plays Ride of the Valkyries over the speakers as she does so. The Midnighter hears the song and hums along "pom te te pom pom, pom te te pom pom"... and realizes that he is about to get blown to kingdom come. Aside from the undeniable style, this is notable for being the second time somebody takes the Midnighter down EVER. Even Batman takes more opening act beatings on his way to victory.
16th Dec '17 7:31:56 PM Angeldeb82
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** [[DummiedOut Covert Operations even shipped a version of it, however it went unused]]. Unofficial patches enabled it ofcourse.

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** [[DummiedOut Covert Operations even shipped a version of it, however it went unused]]. unused.]] Unofficial patches enabled it ofcourse.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', this song snippet is played briefly during Wally Warbles' battle theme, "Aviary Action".



** On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' called "What's opera, Arnold?" they played an homage to the 1957 ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon and this song, complete with made up lyrics to describe [[StalkerWithACrush Helga's]] spite for Arnold's crush [[RomanticFalseLead Ruth]].

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** On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' called "What's opera, Arnold?" they played an homage to the 1957 ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon and this song, complete with made up lyrics to describe [[StalkerWithACrush Helga's]] spite for Arnold's crush [[RomanticFalseLead Ruth]].{{R|omanticFalseLead}}uth.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMask''[='=]s episode "Bride of Pretorius", when Mask!Eve makes an effort to save [[DistressedDude Stanley Ipkiss]] from Pretorius, she becomes a Valkyrie and sings her battle cry to the tune of "Ride of the Valkyries":
-->Smash the bad guy! Slice the bad guy! Dice the bad guy, with a sword!
29th Nov '17 1:17:31 AM jormis29
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* Averted in the Creator/LouisDeFunes film ''L'Aile ou la cuisse''. As the chef protagonist prepares a dish on a radio show, a studio guy puts on "Ride of the Valkyries". He instantly objects, as that's music for large game, like boar or rhinoceros.

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* Averted in the Creator/LouisDeFunes film ''L'Aile ou la cuisse''.''Film/TheWingOrTheThigh''. As the chef protagonist prepares a dish on a radio show, a studio guy puts on "Ride of the Valkyries". He instantly objects, as that's music for large game, like boar or rhinoceros.
13th Sep '17 11:44:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In Literature/{{Gate}}'s 6th episode, the helicopters flew to the town of Italica armed and with speakers, ready to play the song as they join the fight against the bandits/mercenaries. This is a direct ShoutOut to ''ApocalypseNow'', with JSDF troops quoting the lines "Why do you sit on your helmets?" "So we don't get our balls blown off!" from the movie. In the light novel version, Princess Piña Co Lada weeps when she hears it, having interpreted it has the gods mocking humanity. She imagines them singing:

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* In Literature/{{Gate}}'s 6th episode, the helicopters flew to the town of Italica armed and with speakers, ready to play the song as they join the fight against the bandits/mercenaries. This is a direct ShoutOut to ''ApocalypseNow'', ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', with JSDF troops quoting the lines "Why do you sit on your helmets?" "So we don't get our balls blown off!" from the movie. In the light novel version, Princess Piña Co Lada weeps when she hears it, having interpreted it has the gods mocking humanity. She imagines them singing:
10th Sep '17 7:24:21 AM socialist-cokehead
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* In ''Literature/NightsAtTheCircus,'' famed ''aeriliste'' [[WingedHumanoid Sophie Fevvers]] performs to, what else, this piece. [[IntrepidReporter Walser]] thinks it's a bit [[CaptainObvious on the nose]].
13th Jun '17 2:18:42 AM benda
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* ''Film/EightAndAHalf'' provides a notorious case of SoundtrackDissonance, as the tune is played to the sight of the resort for the elderly and frail. The music is eventually revealed to be diegetic, but this rather makes the whole thing even more absurd.
3rd Jun '17 3:58:21 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' Sheldon puts it on in the car when they're on a "quest" to retrieve something.

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' Sheldon Raj puts it on in the car when they're on a "quest" to retrieve something.
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