Awesome Music / Fire Emblem

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    Fire Emblem Akaneia 

    Fire Emblem Jugdral 
  • The entire soundtrack of FE4 warrants mentioning.
  • Thracia 776's defense theme may be the only defense song that will make you say: "Oh god, I'm under attack. I'm in trouble."
  • Also from Thracia, Applying Justice, a sentimental and triumphant theme that backs you as you fight the final boss, signaling that the revolution has began, while also serving as a mournful sendoff to your brutal struggle.
  • In Search of Victory-Leif, a triumphant reprise of Leif's theme that plays when he must defend his kingdom as its prince after being gone for years.

    Fire Emblem Elibe 
  • Shaman In The Dark, the final boss theme in Fire Emblem 6. Idoun's theme as a character is a sad, tinkly little piano melody, but when she turns into the final boss, they take it Up to Eleven and redo it with a pipe organ.
  • Victory from the first game, which has been remixed as A Knight's Oath in 6 and 7 and its FE 9 version Vow, usually accompanied by some awesome loyalty speeches. Also Unshakable Faith which helped create a CMOA in the final chapter of FE 7.
  • Campaign Of Fire is one of the most epic final boss battles ever.
    • Everything into the Dark is equally as epic.
    • And the good guys aren't left out either. The heroes of FE7 get their own "epic boss music" - Blessing of the Eight Generals, which plays whenever a character is using one of the Legendary Weapons once wielded by the Eight Heroes. The song is slow, beautiful, sacred; not what one would expect of a weapon theme. However, considering that the theme's very name means that the greatest heroes who have ever lived have chosen to pass on their deeds and weapons to you and your companions, it's an extremely touching and powerful final battle song. And it's yours, for once, not the bad guy's!
    • Blessing of the 8 generals II, which plays when Ninian was revived.
  • shocking truth II, which plays when you find out Eliwood killed Ninian. Combined with the autoscrolling, unskippable text, it makes for the best cut scene out of all the Fire Emblem games, including the 3D ones.
    • And to twist the knife even further, if you got an A Support between Eliwood and Ninian before she is taken away, when Ninian speaks her last words, a new, unique theme, Shattered Life plays, as well as her speech changing to reflect the new mood. These changes ramp her death scene up from "Nergal, you bastard!" to near Tear Jerker levels.
    • The scene where Eliwood's father dies also gets suitably heartbreaking music, namely Final Farewell. Awesome enough in itself, but becomes almost a double Tear Jerker to those who've played FE 6 and remember the exact circumstances in which the original played.
  • Ships and Homes, anyone?
  • Softly With Grace the perfect theme if you ever plan to be fighting for your mere survival when being ambushed by an overpowered badass swordmaster in a dark, misty night.
  • From Rekka no Ken, "Together We Ride", which plays upon entering a character acquisition cutscene.
  • Inescapable Fate, which plays towards the last few chapters of the game.
  • "Shadow Approaches." Both versions fit the Fog of War mechanic perfectly.
  • How do you know you've almost finished a long, hard struggle? "Winning Road" starts up.
  • An Unexpected Caller can get you riled up for action just before the battle or underscore the desperation of a situation. Either way, it's never unwelcome.

    Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones 

    Fire Emblem Tellius 
  • A Trusted Ruler. One of the most calming tracks ever written. First appeared in Path of Radiance, but beautiful enough to be re-used in Radiant Dawn. The latter game also remixed it into a boss battle theme very late in the game. Yes, a boss battle theme - Wisdom of Ages. And it works. It doesn't hurt that it plays for Dheginsea, That One Boss. Expect to hear it a lot in that chapter.
  • Heron galdrar. All of it. For an example, listen to the galdr of rebirth - it's less than half a minute long and it still manages to be one of the game's most beautiful themes. On that note, Repose of Souls. For music that accomplishes a sad feeling right after a Moment of Awesome, what else could they have used?
  • Path of Radiance had more than its share of great tracks. For example, A Battle and a Beginning as well as its full version, Ike's Resolution, Congregation of Ambition and Crimea Attacks, the last of which was included in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
    • No mention of Path of Radiance could be complete without Life Returns, played at the end credits.
    • Rally the Spirit.
    • Bittersweet Victory. Some shit just went down, and the music makes sure you know it.
    • The character promotion song Moving Up deserves a nod for being pure epic. This song is made even more badass when you actually see the scene of the character you have nurse from the beginning of the game being bless by the heavens to take their rightful place as your new destroyer. For reference look at Ike's promotion scene around 2:31 and see just how cool it is to become a lord. [1]
    • Father's Back is a particularly moving song, full of melancholy and sadness. It plays after Greil's death, leaving 2 orphans behind. Mist is devastated, and soon after begs Ike to not die too, him being the only family member she has left. All the elements are in place for a Tear Jerker moment.
    • Side Battle is a phenomenal remix of "Light and Dark" from Seisen no Keifu. Sadly, it only plays in trial maps.
    • In general, most plot-central characters in the game get at least one Leitmotif, and none of them disappoint (and most get an even better remix in the sequel). Take for example Beautiful Princess Elincia and A Messenger, Elincia's and Sanaki's themes respectively, and compare them to Radiant Dawn's Queen Elincia and Empress Sanaki.
    • The theme for the final boss, To Challenge Ashnard. As a very difficult boss to defeat, he deserves a theme that screams agony and despair, just like this one.
  • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn has Pray for Victory, the song that plays on the Preparations Screen in all four Endgames. A powerful theme that gets the player pumped for the final battle(s).
    • Additionally, the Black Knight's theme in its prequel, Path of Radiance. The song was made even more awesome in Radiant Dawn with the subtly altered The Black Knight Lives. And what could be a more fitting and badass name for his battle music be than Unstoppable Destiny?
    • Radiant Dawn has some standout pieces of music that didn't make it into Brawl. The biggest one by far is the final boss music, A Grasping Truth, 9 minutes long and with an epic feel to it the entire time. It does have to be pretty epic to beat out Ascent, played on the chapters right before it and definitely an awesome track in its own right. Then there's Bearer of Hope, played during all of the defense missions in that game. And of course, Beauty Is A Mad Mistress, the remix of Power-Hungry Fool, the latter which actually made it to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Damn you, Oliver!
    • Finale in Fear, the main battle theme for the final chapters alongside the map theme Ascent, keeps you on the edge of your seat at every single enemy confrontation.
  • Many of the battle themes in Radiant Dawn are amazing.
  • If the Crimean Royal Knights had one good thing going for them in Radiant Dawn, it's Proud Fight.
  • Sorrowful Prince Pelleas.
  • Time of Action
  • The laguz royals all have their own battle music in Radiant Dawn. Try on Naesala's Wheeling Corby or Tibarn's King of the Sky. But neither can compare with Caineghis' March of the Lion King, which is remixed from his normal theme.
  • Another from Path Of Radiance, we have A Mighty Foe, the battle theme of the Four Riders of Daein, which wants to make you completely aware of what kind of boss you're facing.
  • From Radiant Dawn there's The Strong, General Zelgius's battle theme. Sadly only plays in cutscenes because you never fight Zelgius. Well, you do but as the Black Knight, who also has his own theme.
  • Stalwarts Unite.
  • Change of Scenery, which plays during a number of Path of Radiances later levels.
  • After almost two games of hearing bits of it, the full Galdr of Release.

    Fire Emblem Awakening 
  • The game doesn't waste any time and right at the beginning it treats us with an awesome Opening Theme.
  • Id ~ Serenity, the Avatar's theme. This gets remixed into multiple tunes, most of them awesome.
  • Let's see what I'm capable of now. In other words, Took a Level in Badass: The Song.
  • 'Don't speak her name!' plays throughout Chapter 10, immediately after Emmeryn's sacrifice and sets an appropriate atmosphere of sorrow and determination for the chapter. BGM Override (a trope this series is not known to use) being in full effect only gives the mood a greater weight.
  • "And what if I can't? What if I'm not worthy of her ideals?" plays during the aftermath of Chapter 10, where Chrom is blaming himself for being unable to save Emmeryn, and questions whether he is able to live up to his eldest sister's position and ideals. A very powerful and fitting piece for this scene indeed.
  • Conquest/Expedition and its Ablaze/Fire version. The non-Ablaze/Fire version is already a calm and beautiful piece that welcomes you to explore the world of Awakening, and the Ablaze version is undeniably one of the best battle themes to kick some Risen/Street/Spot Pass team ass to (or any of the DLC chapters thanks to a random glitch such as skipping the cutscenes fast enough). What's more, while it's mostly an original tune, remixed notes of the original Fire Emblem theme come out in glorious spades towards the end of the songs. Even better; the best aspect about these songs is that they're so good that they fit perfectly on any map they're played on. Chances of you getting tired of hearing this song are low. Apparently this song is so good that the Ablaze/Fire version returns in full out of all of Awakening's songs in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and that's not even getting into the song's return in the next immediate game in the series and the Ablaze/Fire remix for Project X Zone 2!
  • Storm Clouds and its Ablaze version; hoo boy, do these songs darken the atmosphere (and they are usually played when things get really tense story-wise). These songs remind you that you cannot afford to mess up here while intensifying the battle and absolutely making it more epic at the same time.
  • Duty and its Ablaze version. It's a relatively nice tune that is first introduced in Chapter 3: The Warrior Realm (fitting for the song's first appearance). They set the mood of some good ol' fashioned fighting and that the fightings going to get real serious, with a real gauntlet-esque feel to it.
  • Destiny and especially its Ablaze version. This theme appears in the mildly intense battles. Except that they make "mildly intense" sound "frigging epic", somehow!
  • Divine Decree and the Ablaze version, does a good job setting the mood for a climactic battle. Particularly in how the music in Chapter 23 switches from Chaos to Divine Decree, once Validar's plan is foiled.
  • Chaos and its Ablaze version is deliciously eerie and tends to play in latter chapters, where the Grimleal has the upper hand.
  • Annihilation and its Galvanized version play during the enemy phases of the later chapters (and most of the Spot Pass Paralogues), where you are usually dealing with more powerful Risen or the Grimleal, which - as one comment on the normal version puts it - combines For Doom the Bell Tolls, Ominous Pipe Organ, and Psycho Strings. Chances are if this is playing, the enemy you are fighting is not screwing around.
  • Id~Sorrow, the reflective and moving version of the Avatar's theme used for a late-game scene where Lucina cannot bring herself to kill the Avatar to prevent the ascension of Grima.
  • Mastermind, Gangrel's and Walhart's boss theme, is absolutely fantastic. The piece used as an intro for it is also really cool.
  • Id~Purpose, the Triumphant Reprise of the Avatar's theme, redone for the Final Map and Grima's Battle. In addition, it works the Fire Emblem Main Theme into its chanting. There's also the theme before that which is used to build up to it: Id~Return! It's perhaps even better as a Metal cover courtesy of GaMetal, which starts out acoustic and then breaks down into awesome electric guitar.
  • Monstrosity, Validar's and Aversa's boss theme. Sadly also an example of Long Song, Short Scene. Unless you're fighting Validar on any mode other than Normal.
  • Champion and its Ablaze version, unique in that not only does it become available for skirmishes once you beat the game, but also plays in the final Paralogue, where you get to fight Priam and a massive army of mercenaries. It also features a musical Canon Welding by reusing some notes from "Ike's Resolution".
  • "You have power... like mine." is the theme that plays for most if not all of the scenes involving the Manakete, Tiki, and is a beautifully haunting and mystic piece.
  • "Don't you put any stock in this destiny hogwash!", a triumphant piece which plays in Chapter 23 as Validar's plan begins to fall apart in light of the plan everyone pulled off to defy fate.
  • From the DLC, Main Theme (Beach) and Main Theme (Spa). Both also double as a Funny Moment in music form.
  • Also from the DLC, Id~Hope! Plays during the battles against the Future Past bosses who are all affiliated with the Avatar in some way (as the "Id" part gives away). AKA the Morgans and another version of Grima.
  • And last, but not least, the credits theme: Old Battlefield!
  • "Agh! Won goph in mah mouph! Blech! Ptooey!" is a perfect music to accompany funny moments, and has the nice added bonus of having the most ridiculously awesome name ever for a musical track.
  • The Game Over theme, despite its somewhat spoilery name ("I've never seen one fall so gracefully") fits like a glove. It is very sad, yet beautiful.

    Fire Emblem Fates 
  • "Lost In Thoughts All Alone" ("if ~ hitori omou" in the Japanese version) is well liked across the whole fandom, and the singers for both the English and Japanese versions sound very impressive, making for a very memorable tune. The song has multiple variants and it's instrumental serves as part of the main theme of Fates.
  • Ties That Bind, Fates' awesome opening theme. It also includes a passage of the Fire Emblem theme, amazingly enough.
  • "End of All" is a focused, yet calm theme used for the final battles of the game, with the lyrics of "Lost in Thoughts All Alone" interspersed throughout. The two Shigure versions (by Yoshimasa Hosoya and Matthew Mercer respectively), which play during the last chapter of the Heirs of Fates DLC, manage to sound both quite similar and different to the original at the same time, and integrate some part of the original. And as a bonus, the fans found out that Matt Mercer has a shockingly beautiful singing voice...
  • Desire Below, the theme of the Hidden Truths DLC, which tells of how Inigo, Severa, and Owain ended up in Nohr. The map theme is rather mysterious, fitting with the multitude of Invisible Soldiers you have to fight, and it also has a rather calming piano that plays throughout the whole song. The battle theme, on the other hand, takes the previously calm map theme and makes it go completely nuts, with electronic riffs and a fast-paced percussion that makes battles all the more tense.
  • "Road Taken" is this game's equivalent to the Conquest track from Awakening, playing on skirmish maps. It is one of the loveliest pieces in the game, while its battle variant makes for an energetic and wonderful fight theme.
  • "Dusk Falls (Fire) Is one of the first battle tracks in the game and takes some very Irish or Scottish sound cues since it serves as a theme during the Avatar's time as a Nohrian. Its map variant isn't half bad either.
  • "Thorn in You" is this game's Don't Speak Her Name, played in Chapter 6, Birthright Chapter 26 and Conquest Chapter 25. True to it's name, it's a heartbreaking piece that will make you regret choosing one kingdom over the other. Its Roar version turns it into Sad Battle Music, and it's especially fitting as it plays when you fight (and have to kill) either oldest brother you have.
  • "A Dark Fall" is played during the final invasion of Hoshido in Conquest. An intense and highly tragic and somber theme that perfectly captures both the atmospheric state of how despite being the ones who were trying to defend their homeland for the beginning, Hoshido is now losing the war against Nohr, and the emotional and mental state the Avatar is going through as they have to fight their Hoshido siblings one by one as they are all sad, angry, of confused of how could this tragedy be happening despite the Avatar's reasons for doing so. The Fire version cranks both the intensity and sadness up to eleven. Not to say that this song doesn't fit in Chapter 17 of Revelation, either. However, it is put in a more cathartic sense as Xander and Leo show up in a Big Damn Heroes moment along with their retainers as well. Imagine this for one moment: all of your beloved Hoshidan AND Nohrian siblings come together to face down the army of the fiend that made your life a living hell in Conquest (given that you played through it to the end). Although the danger and desperation are still there, it doesn't turn down the feeling of awesomeness. The lightning in the background also helps as well.
  • The Birthright counterpart of "A Dark Fall", Alight, which first plays When the group is fighting Camilla for the second time, this time in Windmire's sewers, isn't too bad either. Its Storm variation, which played during the E3 trailer, cranks both the emotion and intensity to an extreme degree and end up turning the rather peaceful song into a powerful and emotional one, with some heavy Okami vibes.
  • "You of the Dark", the Nohr sibling boss theme, is one of the most epic themes in the game. There's something amazing about bagpipes and Irish flutes, isn't it? The Hoshido sibling boss theme, You of the Light, is pretty amazing as well.
  • Dark Wastes is played during the first few chapters of Conquest, and carries an uneasy tone that puts you in the correct mindset for the Conquest route, carefully considering every move and the potential consequences of a wrong decision. The Fire variant is very good in its own right as a battle theme.
  • No Justice plays in several chapters where your army is attacked by the opposing army no matter which kingdom you choose, and like the name says, it gives the feeling that there won't be justice. The Fire version ups the ante and turns it into an intense, but melancholic piece.
  • "No Justice"'s Hoshidan counterpart, Justice RIP, is an amazing Okami-esque tune that greatly captures the essence of being attacked by Hoshidan strangers. The standard one is quite relaxing, but the Storm version ramps it up into a thrilling, intense and most of all, amazing battle theme.
  • Past Below and its Flow variant are played during your first trips into Valla in Conquest and Revelation and have a very different sound to what is normally heard elsewhere in the game, being otherworldly, mysterious, and threatening.
  • Far Away, the map theme for the first part of the last chapter in Birthright and for the second-to-last chapter in Revelation. In the same maps, the boss theme for King Garon and Anankos!Gunter, Lost King's Supper. It really conveys the feel that the Nohrian King isn't a pushover, who can and WILL wreck you.
  • Glory/Ruin, the map theme for the final chapter in Conquest and Revelation. A dark, twisted and most of all, intense piece that is highly reminiscent of Chaos from Awakening, it's perfect for the final stretch before the final battle in their respective paths. Also Empty Vessel!Garon and Anankos' boss theme, Fantastical Feast. It has a similar "despair" feel to Garon's boss theme, which makes extra sense since it plays when you're fighting his Empty Vessel form, and his god Anankos.
  • From the Heirs of Fate DLC, there's the boss theme of the "Vallite" children characters, Temporal Dreams. It sounds tense, yet hopeful with a truly amazing piano playing throughout, highlighting the situation that the protagonists are stuck in during the DLC. It's also one hell of an Ear Worm.
  • New Power, the theme that plays after promotion to a DLC class, and when Corrin's Yato Blade turns into its final form as well as the Preparation screen in the semifinal chapter of each route. It truly exemplifies something holy, and gives such radiance and will make anyone feel like a god.
  • Destiny, Help Us, the Preparation screen theme for the Endgames, conveys a feeling of hope and determination that suits as the Avatar and their army prepare for the final battle, which is certainly going to be tough, particularly in Conquest.
  • Endless Nightmare is, like the name says, Nightmare Fuel incarnate, but it's absolutely fitting for those moments where you're panicking as your units are likely about to die in Classic Mode, or in Casual Mode if you only have one unit left on the battlefield. And trust us, given the game's nature, you're gonna see the former's moments A LOT, and this isn't even talking about Lunatic difficulty...
  • For the DLC maps featuring the Hoshido and Nohr siblings against each other (or the Witch and Ballistician maps) we get Contest of Pride. A mix of both Hoshidan and Nohrian thematics in the THREE versions of this track. The Map Theme has an intense start, and it calms for a moment, before it starts picking up once more. The Roar Mix - played only on Beach Brawl and Witches' Trial - makes the song even more intense. And let's not forget the THIRD mix - Blast - played on Royal Royale and Ballistician Blitz - which adds an ELECTRIC GUITAR!
  • The Game Over theme, Lament. Much like the one from Awakening, it's very sad, yet beautiful. It hits especially since it's used in several death scenes, like Mikoto's in Chapter 5 or Elise's in Birthright Chapter 26 (which also carries as the Preparation theme for that chapter).
  • Condemnation is a wonderfully catchy Celtic tune that instantly gets the blood pumping.
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