Leitmotif / Web Animation

  • Episodes of Salad Fingers use the odd little tune "Beware the Friendly Stranger" by Boards of Canada at least once per episode. In one episode, it is played backwards, for no other reason besides the fact that they could.
  • RWBY:
    • Background music that plays while the focus is on Blake tends to be played with piano.
    • Roman Torchwick has a sinister violin and piano piece that plays when he appears.
    • "I Burn" is this for Yang, basically being a long Badass Boast in song form.
    • Cinder's appearances are accompanied by a low choir, often complemented by a rising scare chord and heavy percussion. Generally speaking, her theme gets fuller, longer, and more intense the closer she gets to her goal, with long notes typically becoming shorter, sharper ones when in combat or as she nears her victory in the volume 3 finale.
  • In If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device, "Awake" from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure plays whenever the Fabulous Custodians are on screen. The Ultramarines also have their music, heavy with chanting and classical tones.
  • Whenever things get deep around Dictator Pickles in Alfred's Playhouse, II. Allegretto by Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra can be heard growing in the background. Labby also has a dark organ tune follow him in The Movie.