->''[[AC:O Fortuna!]]\\
[[AC:Velut Luna!]]\\
[[AC:Statu variabilis...]]''
-->-- '''Music/CarminaBurana''', [[https://youtu.be/GXFSK0ogeg4 "O Fortuna"]]

Somewhere over the past few centuries, [[AltumVidetur Latin became the "ominous" language]]. Maybe it's the fact that it's the language of [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire a once mighty civilization]] that collapsed from over a thousand years ago. Maybe it's because it's also the traditional language of [[ChristianityIsCatholic the Roman Catholic Church]], and thus associated with divine power, spirituality, mystery, death, and DarkAgeEurope. And from there it's only a hop, skip, and a jump to the idea of [[ReligionIsMagic magic]]. And then there's the music with which Latin is often associated -- for example, the unique sounds of the Gregorian chant -- which can sound decidedly sombre, even spooky to a modern ear. Latin choirs also have those distinctive "ooh", "aah", "ooo" and "-us" sounds, ascending theatrically and descending dramatically.

So whenever you hear a choir singing powerfully in Latin, especially with OrchestralBombing, it means that this is '''''epic''''' [[MundaneMadeAwesome even when it's not]]. This trope is extremely common in movie trailers and the climax of devastating final battles; Hollywood will tell you that nothing can dictate "watch this movie" or "Grand Finale and the End of the World" more than potent choir chants in a language most viewers don't know, and that ''this'' is the way to give a scene that extra bit of ominous importance.

The actual meaning of the words is unimportant. They could be singing Latin nursery rhymes or reading from a Roman phone book for all we know, or even [[CanisLatinicus Dog Latin]] or complete gibberish; it's the ''sound'' that matters, but there are bonus points if the chanting is reminiscent of, or outright stolen from Carl Orff's ''Music/CarminaBurana'', [[StandardSnippet especially]] "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Orff%27s_O_Fortuna_in_popular_culture O Fortuna]]", [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Fortuna which is a lament about how]] YouCantFightFate. Another famous one is ''Dies Irae'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dies_Irae#Text whose lyrics]] are genuinely [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ominous]]. (If for any reason, such as parodying the trope, [[http://www.4shared.com/mp3/n-jrk-3B/carl_orff_-_o_fortuna.htm 4shared]] has an mp3 download link for O Fortuna.)

If the creators are particularly clever, the chanting will include a BilingualBonus.

Latin is probably the most familiar dead language due to its being the ancestor of modern Romance languages (even though English is a Germanic language, it still has a major proportion of Latin influence, primarily through French and science), and its prominence and impact on modern culture make it easy to fact-check. Nevertheless, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Hebrew and others are sometimes used to similar effect. If a work is set in Russia or the Soviet Union, expect Ominous ''Slavic'' Chanting.[[note]]Bonus points if it's in Church Slavonic, an extinct, highly archaic Slavic language which stands in cultural, functional & linguistic relationship to the Orthodox Church and the Bulgarian and Russian languages as Latin does to the Roman Catholic Church and the French and English languages respectively.[[/note]] Eastern-style chanting is also having a surge in popularity, possibly due to the increase in stories featuring conflicts between Eastern and Western worlds. Creators that went to the trouble of [[{{Conlang}} inventing their own language]] for a work will likely find a way to feature it in this manner too. There's also a chance that the music only reminds one of ominous Latin chanting, opting to use "ooh", "aah", "ooo", and the like. Indeed, the lyrics don't need to mean anything; for the majority of the audience, [[CanisLatinicus Ominous Latin-Sounding Gibberish]] works just as well.

Compare CherubicChoir and the OneWomanWail. Often a part of OrchestralBombing and ReligiousHorror. May involve OminousPipeOrgan. See also BlackSpeech for the ear shattering version. See also CreepyChildrenSinging, where creepy songs and nursery rhymes are played in the background to add tension and fear to a scene. Often lends itself quite well to {{Mondegreen}}s. Contrast VictoriousChorus, which has the opposite effect of this trope.

Plenty of the examples that follow have earned places on the SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic page in case you feel like listening to them.



* The overuse of "O Fortuna" -- particularly for huge, sprawling period epic war footage -- was splendidly mocked in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv5U0W8FDDk advertisement]] for the Australian beer Carlton Draught.
* In Britain, "O Fortuna" was used for an advert for Old Spice aftershave... and a parody of that advert many years later for Carling Black Label lager...
* "O Fortuna" is also used by Dominoes for a commercial in which they ditch the "Pizza" part of their former name.
* It also appears in a commercial for Rickard's Red beer, albeit with English lyrics praising the beer. Nevertheless, it's sung by an ominous red-robed choir that appears [[{{Hammerspace}} out of nowhere]] whenever someone orders the brand. A similar Rickard's commercial uses the above-mentioned "O Fortuna" from ''Carmina Burana''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbfPj00pTNY This]] National Guard ad starts off with Ominous Latin Chanting, but then switches to Ominous ''English'' Chanting. Let's just say that it doesn't have quite the same effect as Ominous Latin Chanting.
* Used a lot in trailers. There are companies whose main occupation is to supply trailer music for certain previews. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A11IlBjePI Immediate Music's Fury Unleashed,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlOhC1MiVTQ With an Iron Fist]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocDvZ3tfDBw Confronting the Dark Lord]] are particularly guilty of this trope. The more epic chorus and chanting, the better.
* A disappeared channel in Latin America, Locomotion (the local precursor of Creator/{{Animax}}), used to feature epic commercials for its series, animation for grownups. An example was the one made for Evangelion. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBHZ_fN3ljo&feature=related See here.]]
* In 1997, a TV spot for Internet Explorer 4.0 used "Confutatis" from Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's Requiem as background music. The ad, which featured Microsoft's slogan, "Where do you want to go today?", was quickly pulled as word quickly spread of the lyrics' meaning: "When the damned are cast away and consigned to the searing flames."

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' movie had the world rebuilt to Latin choral music ostensibly sung by the three Norns.
* The Manga/{{Berserk}} Golden Age Films have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LkDfQEFwrs&feature=player_embedded Sounds of Tortured Souls]] as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvPP8qTCT1k&feature=player_embedded Blood and Guts]] and there is also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xf1xYpBQjw this music from the third film.]]
* The song Lacrimosa by Kalafina in ''Manga/BlackButler'' has a point where it quotes directly from Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's Lacrimosa.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' uses it when the Fifth Espada, Nnoitra, releases his zanpakutou. He yells his [[CatchPhrase release phrase]], the [[DramaticWind wind starts blowing]], and the [[GratuitousEnglish Ominous English Chanting]] choir goes ''nuts''. The song is called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghd3CkBwv9M Treachery."]]
** Episode 226 ended with "Stand Up Be Strong (Part 1)," which features Ominous English Chanting, during Ichigo's second fight with Ulquiorra. There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDoBJkaRfX8&feature=related "Invasion,"]] which plays when Mayuri releases his bankai against Szayelaporro.
** "Treachery" and "Invasion" also appeared during the final battle of ''[[Anime/BleachMemoriesOfNobody The DiamondDust Rebellion]]'', while "Stand Up Be Strong" comes from ''[[Anime/BleachFadeToBlack Fade to Black]]''.
** Meanwhile, the fourth movie, ''[[Anime/BleachHellVerse Hell Verse]]'', is full of remixes of instrumental tracks that appeared earlier in the series, now complete with full orchestras and Ominous English Chanting, backing images of hell, angels, demons, and torment. These tracks began to appear in the anime episodes at the very end of the Aizen battle. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pgqTlMPwBw Here's a sample.]]
* Another example of Badass Latin Chanting is ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' which likes to mix chanting and ''techno music'' when a serious fight is going on; quite suitably as the series is about a cold war between science and magic/religion but ''damn'' if it's not CrazyAwesome. Case in point: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYk0mbRw3aE Tsuki Genten,]] first played when Touma faces off with and beats the crap out of Biaggio who's a ''bishop''. Quite an ironic choice of music...
* This kind of music accompanies any scene involving Britannian royalty in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. The lyrics are English rather than Latin, but given [[TheEmpire the role Britannia plays]] in this series, [[FridgeBrilliance that makes sense]].
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' simply loves this trope, frequently employing it to make the act of writing a name in a notebook and eating potato chips [[MundaneMadeAwesome epic]]. Whoever's name is written in the notebook will ''die'' 40 seconds later, so it is kind of an ominous moment when Light puts a name down. In fact, many of the epic Latin pieces in ''Manga/DeathNote'' have the lyrics of a Latin requiem mass. The song that plays during [[spoiler: the four-and-a-half-year timeskip montage]], for instance, is a ''Dies Irae'', which is about Judgement Day, fitting how [[AGodAmI Light]] imposes Judgement on criminals and the rotten (though somehow, it doesn't include the "liber scriptus" verse). Even in the more calm moments you have the ''Kyrie Eleison'' chant, which may as well be the anime's theme.
* The 9th episode (third part of the "King of Swords" arc) of the ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'' animated series features an elegiac choir or male and female voices singing in Italian.
* The opening theme for ''Manga/ElfenLied'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaV6eDvgiG4 "Lilium"]] is Latin with Greek touches, done in a Gregorian chant style. It sets the tone for the anime, which is similarly bleak, sombre, and spooky. The theme is a OneWomanWail, but the song also appears in other scenes, such as next episode previews, sung by a male voice choir that sounds more Gregorian. There is a ThemeTuneCameo in the form of a music box, giving it yet another different sound.
* The ''LightNovel/FateZero'' soundtrack also has many tracks with latin chanting like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_rYMvCSU7c Point Zero]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2-ELFiPY8Q The battle of the Strong]]. It has even been used for the revised version of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2XxTGX5OnM The Sword of Promised Victory,]]'' [[spoiler:also known to many as Saber's ThemeMusicPowerUp.]]
* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' : [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_439qLQzHs Lapis Philosphorum.]] The first episode of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist: Brotherhood'' starts up the chanting when Frost Alchemist Isaac [=MacDougal=] figures out that Ed and Al attempted human transmutation and ends soon after the Führer [[CleanCut slices him up into chunks]]. Specifically, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtX1vKM0q_Y "Lapis Philosophorum."]] There's also Latin singing in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2kwie-gs2o "Trisha's Lullaby,"]] but it's more nostalgic than ominous.
* Lots of Kenji Kawai soundtracks feature Ominous Japanese Chanting, most notably in his soundtracks for ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and ''GITS: Innocence''. And also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0ow4tGgZWk "Torukia"]] from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''.
* ''[[Anime/GiantRoboTheDayTheEarthStoodStill Giant Robo: The Animation]]'' not only features ''Dies Irae'' as background music for TheReveal of the BigBad's secret weapon, but it also has Ominous Opera Singing: the leitmotif for the various [[TheRashomon and varying]] flashbacks to the "Tragedy of Bashtalle" is an arrangement of "Una Furtiva Lagrima" from the opera ''L'elisir d'amore''.
* ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' uses it to great effect in episode 6 when Gai [[DeathGlare glares down]] ''a deorbited KillSat [[ColonyDrop about to land on his head]]''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RlTC1LfARU And it's]] '''[[Awesome/GuiltyCrown awesome]]'''.
* Several dramatic instances in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' were punctuated by Ominous Italian(?) Chanting, such as Henrietta's UnstoppableRage in the first episode. Also, TheReveal {{Flashback}} depicting [[spoiler:Elsa committing murder-suicide]] strikes a bonus for having some OminousPipeOrgan at the start of the piece.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
** Not even a (mostly) humorous series like this one is immune, as a choral score accompanied the climactic "final" episode. For a BilingualBonus, it's an ode to the creator of the universe.
** Also, the episode where Koizumi shows the Celestial to Kyon is accompanied with a gregorian chant where the lyrics contain mostly the phrase "Kyrie eleison" ("Lord, have mercy" in Greek). Quite fitting.
** TheMovie of the fourth novel, ''Disappearance'', turns this on soon after a minute or two of QuieterThanSilence (the conflict itself seemed over anyway), when [[spoiler:[[KnifeNut Asakura]] [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabs Kyon in the waist.]]]] Listen to "Rikishi no Tenkan Ten" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yb7RfwXhxs here]].
* "Jigoku Rock" (from the IronicHell sequences) from the ''Anime/HellGirl'' OST mixes this with... well... rock music...
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has the utterly terrifying ''Gradus Vita''. [[Anime/{{Hellsing}} The anime version of Hellsing]] includes [[LooksLikeOrlok Incognito]] performing a mock Latin-like chant to [[spoiler:summon the [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian God of Chaos, Sett]]]], to London.
* The anime of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'''s "Battle Tendency" has the track "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUHnGi1KY2o Propaganda]]", the {{leitmotif}} of Nazi officer Rudolph von Stroheim [[spoiler:during his tenure as a [[StupidJetpackHitler cyborg made from NAZI SCIENCE!]]]]. It consists of Ominous Chanting in the finest tradition of this trope even if it's in German and not Latin. For bonus points [[BilingualBonus the lyrics are from]] ''Literature/AlsoSprachZarathustra'' and talks about the nature of the {{Ubermensch}}.
** The anime adaptation of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N96g6ehwscY Decisive Battle]], which pulls out the chorus about a minute in.
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'': ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQiDQ-G5fM8 Zeus no Yubiwa]]''/''[[ArtifactOfDoom The Ring of Zeus]]''.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** What little we saw of the Negi vs. [[spoiler:Chao Lingshen]] battle in the ''Mahou Sensei Negima ~Ala Alba~'' OAD was accompanied with this.
** ''Negima'' runs on this; nearly all the spells are activated by an incantation in either Latin or Ancient Greek. Supplementary materials usually give the translations of these incantations, and they actually manage to retain some ominousness even in English/Japanese.
* ''Anime/MaiHime'':
** Half of the ''Anime/MaiOtome'' soundtrack consists of Latin-sounding [[SpeakingSimlish gibberish]] chanting (by an all-female choir), mostly during tense, dramatic moments -- and the MagicalGirl TransformationSequence. This also shows up in ''Mai-[=HiME=]'', particularly in ''Mezame'' and its various rearrangements/remixes.
** The [=PS2=]/PC game for ''Mai-[=HiME=]'' has one track ("Fortuna" by Yousei Teikoku) that comes surprisingly close to averting this, though -- its lyrics are mainly a smattering of quotes from classical Latin writers, particularly Virgil and Seneca, with classical rather than ecclesiastical pronunciation to boot. Taken as a whole it still doesn't make a lot of sense, but each individual line is perfectly legitimate Latin.
* Shinn Asuka's personal battle theme in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', "Dark Energy", uses this trope; before fans knew the real name, they [[FanNickname called it]] "the Evil Monk Chorus Song". Contrast with Kira Yamato's theme, which uses the OneWomanWail.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Akatsuki has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux0Qnn2XEgM theme]] that carries the effect nicely.
** And now we have the unearthly track [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCfiqY05BpA Girei]], the only possible theme for Akatsuki's leader, the godlike Pain[[note]]It appears to also be Madara's theme as well, given it played both when he revealed himself and when he made his entrance at the Kage Summit.[[/note]]. Yet another example of [[GratuitousEnglish Ominous English Chanting.]]
** Also Orochimaru's theme/the epic fight music, although the chanting aspect is hard to hear or doesn't kick in until well after the fight and/or plot point is over (the 2 and a half to 3 minute mark).
** Whenever Hidan's fear level goes up some sort of ominous chanting starts (with ''screams of pain'' in the background). When aided by Hidan's shrieking it gives goosebumps.
** In the ''[[Anime/SunnySideBattle Sunny-Side Battle!]]'' OVA, an ominous choir can be heard as Itachi starts [[MadnessMantra chanting incoherently]] the instructions to make and egg.
* When the Church Choir in ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' starts up, rest assured that many, many people are going to die. (Specifically, the songs "Salva Nos" and "Canta Per Me". The later is Ominous Italian Chanting. ''Les Soldats'', played at the start of every episode to accompany one of the female characters [[FauxlosophicNarration reciting one of three different versions of the Noir prayer]], is also particularly ominous, considering it's the {{Leitmotif}} of an AncientConspiracy.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Ominous German Chanting]] in episode 24, even though the lyrics themselves ("Ode to Joy") are anything but ominous in German.
** The music of ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' sounds like this at first, but then we realize it's Ominous ''English'' Chanting done in a way that it sounds like Ominous Latin. It goes even further, with both a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYny5BAkCQk remake]] of "Angel Attack" and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdN8NbhNfRM a new song]] played during the attack on Ramiel containing epic amounts of [[GratuitousEnglish Ominous English Chanting]], with some of it being [[BilingualBonus pretty creepy]] for Western audiences too.
*** ''Rebuild 2.0'' goes absolutely crazy with this, having no fewer than ''seven'' songs played during Angel attacks with Ominous English Chanting.
*** Followed by ''3.0'' having as many as ''twelve'' songs with Ominous English Chanting. As well as, calling back to the 24th episode of the show, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". At this rate, the final movie will probably have chanting for every single piece of music in the movie...
-->''"The war to end all wars is here... the air is filled with heavy fear... humanity is disappearing; suffering as millions see slaughter... this is the final showdown. There will be no tomorrow."''
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTRPePatrI Escape to the Beginning]]" from ''The End of Evangelion''. It only plays during the beginning of the [[spoiler:end of the world]]! The English lyrics are quite appropriate as well.
-->Far in the distance / is cast a shadow,
-->symbol of our freedom, / will bring us salvation.
-->On the horizon, / hope for tomorrow,
-->sweeping across the land / [[AssimilationPlot to give us unity.]]
-->Look to the heavens / with tears of triumph
-->to cherish a new life / and suffer not again.
-->[[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Lift up our spirits / from all destruction.]]
-->[[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Never shall we return. / From conflict we must learn.]]
* Then there's the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' movie, in which the threat ''is'' Ominous German Chanting via [[spoiler:Clone Beethoven's [[BrownNote Suicide Symphony]].]]
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''
** ''DemonKingNobunaga'' in TheAnimeOfTheGame has a {{leitmotif}}, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgUqq2SbCqM Devil King of the Sixth Heaven]]", that is Ominous German Chanting plus some menacing electric guitars.
** UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi in the second season gets the equally bombastic "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_xuT6iPLio This is a Fight to Change the World]]", again ominous German with a bit of English.
* The intro to the ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' anime is rife with ominous ''Italian'' chanting. While likely unintentional, the song's name, "One-Winged Bird", immediately bring to mind a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII certain other]] famous Latin-chanting theme of ominousness. From the visual novel, one of the game's soundtracks, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M--LGs1-Oyg sy]], does have ominous Latin chanting. The phrase is "Dominus mā in dictorē astent in dictorum" (my God stands against the speaker in declaration). There is actually a few latin words interjected in the italian chanson.
* The intros to ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' feature ominous ''backwards Japanese'' chanting.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has a few tracks that involve ominous chanting for fight scenes, specifically against the BigBad, although it's tough to tell what language is being chanted. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaEF85smADY Salve Maria/(Peace Be With You)]]" sounds like it may be Spanish rather than Latin, but either way it has a rather depressing, haunting feel to it (which fits well with the character it's often played for).
* ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' features ominous German chanting "Töten Sie sie!" ("kill them") whenever the main character activates his Lantern.
* "Grain," the opening theme of ''Manga/{{Monster}}''.
* A staple of the ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' soundtrack, particularly when Shadow Angels are involved.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Throughout the Creator/RonWasserman soundtrack for Dragon Ball Z's original dub, there are various gregorian-like synthesized chanting sounds. They appear quite frequently, and helped give the show's first two seasons a very sinister, almost otherworldly feel. An example of this type of music would be the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNeK0iuBgCU&t=2m25s track]] that plays at the height of Goku and Vegeta's beam struggle.
** Starting with ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Kai]]'' all of Frieza's [[LeifMotif Leif Motifs]] have this, as befitting of an epic cosmic emperor. There is his ''Kai' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhCn_q04qBk theme song]], his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9ZDwUXi8h4 resurrection]] theme song in ''Super'', and his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juXOFwKDXgs Golden Frieza theme]].
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Beerus' more frightening moments are accompanied by a track called "Beerus Madness", which contains a low chanting.
* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWU1iP2fIuE&feature=related Beautiful Wings of Light]], the theme of Soldat J, which plays during several of his [[=CMoAs=]], including his introduction and [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]].
* Happens on ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'', sung by a choir of children during the [[BigGood Pope's]] introductory CrowningMomentOfAwesome: "Fiat Lux!" "Dixitque Deus!". Coincidentally, a different "Fiat Lux" is used in the ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' OVA. Given what is happening while she sings, and knowing the context behind both the song and her ability to perform it, crosses over into TearJerker territory. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75tydbYWhOY Fiat Lux.]]
* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'', while being a ''manga'' series still fits the trope, as the Den's attack on the Scrapyard in the end of the original series is set to the lyrics of "O Fortuna".
* The ''Manga/WanganMidnight'' anime has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tGsSijjJtc Voices of S30Z]]'' the theme song of the the ominously named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Devil Z]], fitting since the car is not only the fastest on Tokyo's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tGsSijjJtc Wangan-sen]], but also one of the dealiest to it's drivers (all previous owners had died in crashes, yet the car survives and continues to run). Later on, the song gets used for every major high powered car in the series.
* ''Anime/{{Noein}}'' makes heavy use of Ominous Latin Chanting, mostly in the bombastic themes relating to the hellish dimension [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au8Jo371oWM Shangri La]].
* ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica]]'' has some Ominous Latin Chanting, to make sure the titles are also in Latin, with a mix of Italian and Japanese, all collectively referred to as "Kajiuran" after the score's composer, Music/YukiKajiura. One is Mami's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9-cETV8xYQ transformation scene]], Sayaka's and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6sxcug8nBc other...]] Well the title says all.
* ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZH6aKq9w9o Okoreru Kyousenshi/An Angered Berseker]]. "''DIES IRAE, DIES ILLA, SOLVET SAECLUM IN FAVILLA!''"
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' features quite a bit of strange, baroque music, but saves its Latin chanting for when the villain of the Black Rose Saga is [[MoreThanMindControl recruiting]].
* There is some on the ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'' [=OVA=] soundtrack mixing up the Sanctus and some other [[AltumVidetur gratuitous latin]].
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' parodies this; ominous Latin chanting comes up whenever Angol Moa uses her Armageddon Attack (even at one one-trillionth power).
** The "one-trillionth power" at least, is justified, as Moa's [[EarthShatteringKaboom Armageddon Attack]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. So at one-trillionth power, it "only" creates a crater the size of a house, instead of, say, cracking the entire planet Earth open like an egg.
* ''Manga/TegamiBachi'' occasionally uses a music cue that resembles it.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has the unusual variation of ''Badass'' Latin Chanting. [[spoiler:Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann]]'s theme music is a OneWomanWail version of ''Libera Me'' mixed with the HotBlooded rap song that was earlier used as Kamina's theme in the RecapEpisode and they together are called ''Libera Me From Hell''.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' has not quite so Ominous chanting during the Christmas episode where [[spoiler: Kish]] finally realizes that Ichigo will never be by his side.
* Many themes from ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', although the chanting isn't actually in Latin. The language is Kajiurago ([[http://canta-per-me.net/lyrics/about-kajiurago/ see here]]).
* The primary battle theme from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is the imposing, "O Fortuna"-inspired "Dance of Curse". At around the halfway mark, "Dance of the Curse" finds itself supplanted by the ''even more'' ominous and imposing "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejyBcX_gUNQ Epistle]]" as the primary battle theme. The fact that this is around the point where [[WarIsHell the battles get increasingly hellish and violent]] is probably not coincidence.
* ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' also features some chanting on its soundtrack. The chanting on "SOLOMON" is hard to decipher, and could just be nonsense words, but they do have a Kyrie (technically, ominous ''Greek'' chanting) that sounds absolutely amazing.
* ''LightNovel/YokuWakaruGendaiMahou'' has this as background music whenever a fight or something juicy is going on.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
** The summoning of the Egyptian God card "Winged Dragon of Ra" required Ominous Egyptian Chanting to do properly. The Dub replaced this with Ominous... English Rhyme?
** ''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight'' does have Ominous Egyptian Chanting for anything involing [[BigBad Anubis]].
** Also, the music that accompanied the summoning of God Cards (and other particularly important scenes) in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K4Z4Q-Dl-w Japanese version]] was replaced with this kind of chanting.
* The chanting in "XL-TT", "Manga/AttackOnTitan'' 's go-to 'oh god we're screwed now' track, may not be in Latin, but it's certainly ominous.
* The eighth episode of ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'' launches into a remix of the Weather Trio's theme when Archie awakens Kyogre, with the chanting kicking in when it finishes breaking out of its stone shell. Considering [[ApocalypseWow what happens next]], it is entirely appropriate.
* ''Manga/MariaTheVirginWitch'' has "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WR-VzAamJg Les serments de Chastet]]", a techno metal piece played as the shie witch Dorothy saves Maria from being burned by the church. It somewhat clashes with the orchestal tone the rest of the the soundtrack uses, but it only [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome serves to make the scene more awesome]].
* ''Anime/StarDriver'' features this in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56gMBtM7f6A&list=PLoJKznoRFgcdj5qBvSuTm_iTsrJ0QnoVI&index=8 Emperor]]". Appropriately enough, this is basically the theme for Samekh, the giant King Cybody which upon being freed from Zero Time [[spoiler:will absorb all Libido on planet Earth and thus kill every living being]]. There is also "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_olXWbAToc0&index=11&list=PLoJKznoRFgcdj5qBvSuTm_iTsrJ0QnoVI Libido]]", reserved for intense fight scenes.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''[[ComicBook/{{Tintin}} Prisoners of the Sun]]'' has a chorus of Incan women chanting in Quechuan as Tintin, Calculus and Haddock are about to be burned at the stake as HumanSacrifice.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines'' played this trope for laughs when the sinister [[OverusedCopycatCharacter Jeffiroth]] made his appearance to thwart our heroes, accompanied by an orchestra and choir that had appeared from nowhere and a helicopter airdropping Nobuo Uematsu to direct them both in a parody of "One-Winged Angel".
* "O Fortuna" is the title theme to WebVideo/AMVHell 1.
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked by name]] in [[http://forums.ffshrine.org/showthread.php?t=73899 this]] fan compilation.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''
** The series has its own lyrics for "Ave Satani" as the Bakura Show theme song:
-->It's The -- Bakura Show -- He Is -- Evil -- He's So Evil -- He Once Killed -- A Puppy -- It Was Cute
** The eight episode also played it for Bakura's first major appearance, with each statement followed by chanting to emphasize how ObviouslyEvil he was.
** "O Fortuna" was used to foretell the coming of ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's]]''.
** In episode 45 just before [[spoiler: the epic duel between Bakura and Melvin]], we get some Ominous Brooklyn Chanting, followed by some actual chanting during the credits
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89wySCj4mJ4 Used]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGqlEL9WQW0 to great]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-eensMhO_k&feature=related effect by]] the [[{{Doujinshi}} doujin circle]] WAVE.
* Another ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' remix combines "[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII One Winged Angel]]" with "[[MemeticMutation Cirno's Perfect Math Class]]"... so the chorus of seemingly-ominous Japanese chanting is actually just "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U0GEmJDQvw Baka! Baka!]]" ([[TheDitz Stupid! Stupid!]])

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The soundtrack to the film ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' contains a great deal of ominous chanting, but most of it is in barely-intelligible Japanese. ''Nemure, AKIRA, nemure...'' At the end, though, in that track they actually ''do'' [[http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/akira/requiem.htm use Latin]] as well.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' has Ominous Japanese Chanting in the tune "The World of the Dead", which plays when the Forest Spirit's death goop is covering everything.
* The ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' films make heavy use of Ominous Japanese Chanting -- an antequated form of Japanese, no less.
* In the trailer of the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' movie, "O Fortuna" plays as the boys see Cartman's mom on the cover of "Crack Whore Magazine."
* Darla Dimple's BattleButler Max gets an ominous chanting to accompany his wall-smashing entrance in ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' -- as though the red-tint, and the screaming reactions from the crew wasn't enough to show that Max is one scary dude. If you listen closely, it sounds like the chorus may be [[MundaneMadeAwesome ominously repeating what was just said]]. ''"How does the kitty-cat go?"'' And Darla herself gets some as background in "Big and Loud".
* In ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'', animals chant in Swahili/distorted English as they try to coax Melman into killing himself to appease the gods.
* The Ralph Bakshi cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' strangely uses ominous gibberish with the words "Isengard" and "{{Mordor}}" peppered in, rather than actually use any Tolkien language.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. Considering the setting, it's unsurprising that a lot of the background score is based on Old-World church music, but the Latin vocals only make an appearance when someone's about to find themselves in serious trouble. Some awesome BilingualBonus within:
** ''Non confundar in aeternum'' (Let me not be damned for eternity -- [[spoiler: during Esmeralda's execution as a witch]])
** ''Libera me Domine de morte aeterna'' (Free me, Lord, from everlasting death)/ ''In die illa tremenda'' (On that terrible day)/ ''Quando caeli movendi sunt'' (When the heavens shall be moved)/ ''Caeli et terra'' (The heavens and earth)/ ''Dum veneris judicare'' (When Thou shalt come to judge)/ ''Saeculum per ignem'' (the world by fire -- during Quasimodo's breaking free of the chains)
** ''Sit sempiterna gloria'' (May glory be eternal)/ ''Gloria, gloria semper'' (Glory, glory forever)/ ''Sanctus, sanctus in excelsis'' (Holy, holy, in the highest -- when Quasimodo climbs the cathedral and claims sanctuary for Esmeralda)
** ''Quem patronum rogaturus'' ("To what protector shall I appeal")/ ''Cum vix justus sit securus?'' ("When scarcely the just man shall be secure?" -- when Phoebus leads the charge toward the cathedral.) These lines (and the lines in the entry below) come from the well-known 13th century Gregorian chant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fMHms5Cvsw "Dies Irae" (Day of Wrath)]].
** ''Confutatis maledictis'' (When the accursed shall be cast down)/ ''Flammis acribus addictis'' (Given to the searing flames -- when Frollo is about to fall off of Notre Dame; [[spoiler:Frollo actually quotes this line in English just before falling, too, albeit not in those exact words]])
** More examples can be found in the lyrics to "The Bells of Notre Dame" (Latin chanting during Frollo's chase describes the "day of trembling" when "the Judge is come,") and Frollo's VillainSong, "Hellfire."
** Very cleverly used in "Hellfire". The interlude between Quasimodo's "[[IWantSong Heaven's Light]]" and Frollo's "Hellfire" is an excerpt from ''Confiteor,'' a Latin prayer for confessions of sin. The ''Confiteor'' continues into "Hellfire", offering some intentional [[IsntItIronic irony]] in the first few lines of the song. Most notably, when Frollo tries to claim innocence for his lustful thoughts:
-->'''Frollo:''' It's not my fault!\\
'''Choir:''' ''Mea culpa'' ([It is] My fault)\\
'''Frollo:''' I'm not to blame!\\
'''Choir:''' ''Mea culpa'' ([It is] My fault)\\
'''Frollo:''' It was that gypsy girl, that ''witch'' who sent this flame!\\
'''Choir:''' ''Mea maxima culpa'' ([It is] My most grievous fault)\\
'''Frollo''': ''It's not my fault''\\
'''Choir''': ''Mea culpa''\\
'''Frollo''': ''If in God's plan''\\
'''Choir''': ''Mea culpa''\\
'''Frollo''': ''He made the devil so much stronger than a man!''\\
'''Choir''': ''Mea maxima culpa!''
** One of the primary "dark/ominous" motifs in the film uses the phrase ''Kyrie eleison'' ("Lord, have mercy") -- technically Ominous ''Greek'' Chanting, but the effect is the same. The movie practically makes this phrase into Frollo's {{leitmotif}}.
** The Dies Irae itself gets play during one of the most terrifying sequences, when Frollo is tearing the city apart and burning people's houses down to try to get to Esmeralda, culminating in burning Paris down.
** ''Quantus tremor est futurus quando iudex est venturus cuncta stricte discussurus'' ("How much tremor there will be when the Judge will come investigating everything strictly" -- when Quasimodo's mother is running to get away from Frollo.)
** And, appropriately to the movie, most of these lines come from the Requiem Mass. "Libera Me" comes from the poem of the same name; the latter two come from "Dies Irae", which is not so much ominous as outright terrifying. "Sit sempiterna gloria," however, is a line from Thomas Aquinus' "O Salutaris," which is a Eucharistic Adoration hymn.
* The Pixar short film "Jack-Jack Attack" on ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' DVD makes use of "Dies Irae".
* It is also included within Hans Zimmer's score for the wildebeest stampede and Mufasa's death scene in ''Disney/TheLionKing''. For bonus points, this same score (titled "To Die For...") also includes excerpts of Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's Requiem when Simba finds his father's body. The only thing ''Disney/TheLionKing'' lacks is actual Ominous Latin Chanting -- there's plenty of [[AfricanChant Zulu chanting]] but it's hardly ominous (except perhaps the Zulu which is set to the "Dies Irae").
* The opening credits of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' are accompanied by Ominous Chanting to the tune of Shirley Walker's memorable ''B:TAS'' theme. The chorus, once again, is actually chanting the last names of production team members backwards.
* An even more intense version of Mozart's "Mass in C Minor -- Kyrie" plays during the impressive storm at sea scene in ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''
** The chanting's in English, not Latin, but that doesn't stop the chorus in "Plagues" and their description of what God's gonna do to the Egyptians from being scary. When they say that the pestilence won't stop "until you break/until you yield," you believe it.
-->'''Chorus:''' "I send the swarm/I send the horde!"/Thus saith the Lord!
** The number "Playing With the Big Boys Now", starts with Ramses' priests Hotep and Hoi(Steve Martin and Martin Short)(?) chanting the names of various Egyptian deities. The chanting can be heard later in the background.
* ''Disney/BrotherBear'' has the equally ominous, joyful (yes, you can be ominous and joyful at the same time) and awesome "Transformation." Not Latin -- accurate Inuktitut! Sang by the Bulgarian's Women's Choir, no less.
* You know what goes well with chanting? ''[[{{Fictionary}} Conlang!]]'' So ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' naturally had some ominous chanting in Atlantean.
-->''Naseithi basathos...\\
Nasani batha\\
Harutani strata\\
Nasetani kataan\\
Haanathaa Atland\\
Naseitha sethos\\
Haretana sanaalan!''
* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheGuardiansTheOwlsOfGaHoole'' has a few "aah's" that are heard during scenes with the Pure Ones and sometimes with Soren. Chanting can be heard when Metalbeak tries to kill Soren.
* The 2009 animated ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'' featured a chorus in the final action scenes, chanting a ''limerick'' about the villains:
-->'''Chorus:''' Boggis, Bunce, and Bean / One fat, one short, one lean / These horrible crooks / So different in looks / Were nonetheless equally mean.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' satirizes this trope while playing it straight. Listen closely in the underwater sequence to find that the choir are simply chanting, "under the sea" or even "Lego." Even operatic "yo ho." In addition, during Lord Business's fight with Vitruvius at the start of the film, you can hear them sing, "See all the Lego."
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie'' uses a similar satirical approach to its predecessor. [[spoiler:When the Joker is sent to the PhantomZone, you can actually hear the choir literally saying "The Phantom Zone".]]
* The first half of "Armageddon" in ''[[Animation/TheMindsEye The Gate to the Mind's Eye]]'' features a sinister-sounding man singing in Latin. In translation, featured in the CD booklet, he's singing about the horrors of Armageddon. Some segments of the song also feature the more traditional background chanting.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The trailer songs for the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''.
* John Williams' now-classic "Duel of the Fates" from the ''Franchise/StarWars'' saga is [[OlderThanTheyThink the Molto vivace from Dvorak's New World Symphony]], with the lyrics consisting of a Welsh poem sung in Sanskrit. Apparently it's about trees going to war or something. Williams admitted that the lyrics have no intended meaning, they just [[RuleOfCool sound cool]]. Williams repeated his success in ''Episode III'' with "Battle of the Heroes". The Sanskritified lyrics come from the artistic-license-tastic translation of an old Welsh poem, ''The Battle of the Trees'', as done by Robert Graves for his book ''The White Goddess'': "Under the tongue root a fight most dread/And another raging behind, in the head."
* Any UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan related movie and the occasional Hun-themed flick will have the Mongolian form of this trope, traditional Tuvan throat singing accompanied by a warlike drum track. Not to mention the fact that spoken Mongol is probably one of the most ominous sounding languages in existence.
* Mozart's ''Dies Irae'' is used in [[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=66twsuCehaI&watch_response this]] film version of ''[[SoBadItsGood Doom - Repercussions of Evil]]''.
* ''Film/TheOmen1976'' used "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXE8TfP6qnM Ave Satani]]", an original piece inspired by "O Fortuna" as the theme for the young antichrist Damien. It's a a dark inversion of Schubert's uplifting "Ave Maria".
* Spoofed in the ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' film, where "O Fortuna" plays during the intro, which consists of the cast members careening down a street in an oversized shopping cart with rocks being shot at them.
* ''Film/HotFuzz''
** Spoofed when members of the conspiracy are discovered chanting Latin. WordOfGod states the words are "bonum commune communitatis," "for the greater good of the community."
** Played straight with the inclusion of "Dies Irae" in the run-up to [[spoiler: Tim Messenger's death.]]
* Sergei Eisenstein's ''Film/AlexanderNevsky'' is perhaps the original instance. UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights are accompanied by an ominous Latin chorus, which rises in a crescendo during the battle scene. This made sense because the Teutons were evil Catholics fighting the goodguy Eastern Orthodox Russians in the highly propagandistic film. Prokofiev's film music for this sounds similar enough to "O Fortuna" that it may have inspired the use of Orff's ''Carmina Burana'' in movies. (The Orff piece was written earlier -- by ''one'' year.) The chanted words: "Peregrinus expectavi pedes meos in cymbalis" themselves are snipped from Stravinsky's ''A Symphony of Psalms''. Prokofiev, however, evidently realized no-one in the audiences would know Latin, because the words are randomly chosen from the Psalms, and mean, when read as one sentence: "I as a stranger awaited my feet on cymbals"
* Subverted in Branagh's ''Film/HenryV''. The CrowningMusicOfAwesome is in Latin, but instead of ominous, it's meant to sound hopeful and triumphant after the big battle sequence.
* Mozart's "Dies Irae" underscores Nightcrawler's attack on the White House in ''Film/X2XMenUnited''.
* Verdi's "Dies Irae" is the main opening theme to the ''Film/BattleRoyale'' film. It also sees play during the attack of the Regulators (the forerunners of TheKlan) in ''Film/DjangoUnchained.''
* The ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' films heavily featured dramatic Latin music -- despite there '''being''' no Latin in Cimmeria. See for example [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onGWF8mz1Zw "Riders of Doom" (~1:37)]].
* Ominous Latin-Sounding Gibberish plays when Queen Narissa enters the real world in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''... and every time she uses her evil magic.
* ''Film/TheThinRedLine'' uses "In Paradisum" from Gabriel Fauré at the beginning. Other parts of the movie feature Ominous Melanesian Chanting.
* Used occasionally in ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' trilogy:
** The freeway scene in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' features "Mona Lisa Overdrive" by Juno Reactor, with Sanskrit chanting from "Navras," also by Juno Reactor & Don Davis.
** The final battle in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' has some ''extremely'' Ominous Sanskrit Chanting in the background, although thematically it's rather positive: "And when he is seen in his immanence and transcendence, then the ties that have bound the heart are unloosened, the doubts of the mind vanish, and the law of Karma works no more." As the Wachowskis put it, "We couldn't very well have the choir chanting, 'This is the One, look at what he can do,' could we?"
* The ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' movies feature ominous chanting in a variety of languages (largely the "Big Two" Elvish languages of Quenya and Sindarin), including the languages that Tolkien made up himself as the main purpose of writing the stories in the first place. Some of the songs were even composed by Tolkien himself. The words for lyrics of some original songs, other the hand, had to be improvised by linguists working on the film because of the meagre examples of non-Elvish languages that Tolkien left behind in his writings.
** The vaguely Semitic-esque Adûnaic chanting whenever the Nazgûl make their appearance is quite ominous despite Adûnaic being the in-universe ancestor of the languages spoken by the Hobbits and the Men of Gondor (and the descendant of the tongues spoken by the "good" men of the First Age); the language was chosen because the Nazgûl themselves were once men, with their leader himself descending from the Adûnaic-speaking Númenóreans.
-->''Bârî 'n Nidir nênâkham.'' (The Lords, the Nine, we approach.)\\
''Nêbâbîtham magânanê.'' (We deny our maker.)\\
''Nêtabdam dâurad.'' (We cling to the gloom.)
** At two places in ''Fellowship'' you can hear parts of the Ring poem (though not those in the Ring inscription) sung in Black Speech, the lingua franca of Mordor. Perhaps surprisingly, these aren't used for Sauron, the Ring, or Mordor (which have their own leitmotifs, but no lyrics), but for Saruman's lust for the Ring and its power.
** The movies are also notable for the skilful use of a deep-voiced Polynesian choir chanting in Khuzdul (Dwarvish) during the ''definitely'' ominous Balrog scene in Moria. Indeed, it's essentially "O Fortuna" in Dwarvish instead of Latin ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUIZvAe3RBg starting at about 1:12 here]]). The lyrics are notable for being as ominous as they sound:
-->''Urkhas tanakhi! Lu! Lu!'' (The demon comes! No! No!)\\
''Kâmin takalladi! Lu! Lu!'' (The earth shakes! No! No!)\\
''Ugrûd tashniki kurdumâ! Lu! Lu!'' (Fear rips our heart! No! No!) ...\\
''Urus ni askad gabil ó'' (Fire in a great shadow ó)\\
''Urus ni buzra.'' (Fire in the deep.) ...\\
''Arrâs talbabi fillumâ! Fillumâ!'' (Flames lick our skin! Our skin!)\\
''Ugrûd tashniki kurdumâ! Kurdumâ!'' (Fear rips our heart! Our heart!)\\
''Urkhas tanakhi.'' (The demon comes.)
** That said, while composer Creator/HowardShore was provided with full translations for the lyrics he was given to work with, he didn't always follow them linearly in the score, and sometimes they ended up quite chopped up. Plus mispronounced (the Sindarin ''rovail'' [wings] and ''naur'' [fire], in the battle at the Black Gate, should be pronounced as "roh-vile" and "nowr", not "roh-veel" and "noor").
* Music/HowardShore's score for Film/AlPacino's ''Looking For Richard'' featured Latin translations of lines from [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s [[Theatre/RichardIII play]]. It was quite effective.
* In the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', Ominous ''backward English Chanting'' is used for the BigBad's evil space laser. The phrase, according to the composer, is "look at the size of that umbrella."
* ''Film/RoboCop1987'' has a chorus that chants his name.
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'' uses this trope throughout the movie, sometimes backed up with techno. The most pronounced is during the Il Duce firefight, which is accompanied by the same chanting that opened the movie.
* The first transformation of Johnny Blaze into ''Film/GhostRider'' is backed up by this chanting.
* While not actual chanting, the opening driving sequence to ''Film/TheShining'' is backed by a very slow version of "Dies Irae".
* The flagellants from Bergman's ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' sing the "Dies Irae," with lyrics "Pie Iesu domine, dona eis Requiem," translated, "Gracious Lord Jesus, grant them rest."
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' include a likely parody of ''The Seventh Seal'' by including a group of flagellant Benedictines who chant "Pie Iesu" while bonking themselves on the head with wooden boards. "Pie Iesu" is later used to add majesty to the Holy Hand Grenade.
* The 2007 live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film features a basso and an alto choir in counterpoint to each other being used for the Decepticon theme. Also used for the theme when Blackout attacks the base and when [[spoiler:Megatron thaws]].
* Artists X-Ray Dog and Globus and others specialize in music for film and trailers, often featuring a lot of this chanting.
* TheReveal for the title CoolBoat in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' is backed by Ominous Russian Chanting -- complete with BilingualBonus -- to form a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* In ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', during the massive battle there is ominous chanting.
* In the finale to ''Film/DeadAgain'', the three-way battle between Frankie, Mike, and Grace is backed by this chanting.
* In the 1963 film of ''Film/LordOfTheFlies'', the choir approach [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38d95F3UIg4 singing]] "Kyrie eleison" repeatedly, in upbeat mood, accompanying a rather triumphant sounding trumpet. It sounds ominous only in retrospect ([[ItWasHisSled or if you know what's coming]]). Ironically, "Kyrie eleison" is part of the Catholic mass and translates to "Lord, have mercy." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6oM1iLJH6k&feature=related This]] is more what it would sound like in the traditional Latin rite.
* There is plenty of Ominous Hindi Chanting during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. "Kali ma shukti de!"
* In ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes'', the snake cult chants ominously in some dead language during their climactic ritual. A lot of their lyrics are merely the name of the cult, "Rame Tep".
* John Boorman's ''Film/{{Excalibur}}'' features one of the more famous uses of "O Fortuna" during battle sequences.
* The main title theme for the Francis Ford Coppola film ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' features a chorus whispering and hissing on pitch in both Latin and Romanian.
* This trope (usually substituting another language for Latin, though) shows up in a number of UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} films, including -- but not nearly limited to -- ''Bollywood/KabhiKushiKabhieGham'', and ''Bollywood/MainHoonNa''.
* ''Film/{{Koyaanisqatsi}}'' features Ominous Hopi Chanting. Both it and its sequels (''Powaqqatsi'' and ''Naqoyqatsi'') feature the film's title chanted (although in ''Powaqqatsi'' it's more joyful than ominous), but there are additional Hopi chants in ''Koyaanisqatsi,'' which are translated at the end of the film, on screen, as:
-->''If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.\\
Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.\\
A container of ashes [[EitherOrProphecy might]] one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans.''
* In the opening tune, and during the climactic battle in ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', the enchanted armour sing the words of the 'substitutiary locomotion' spell that is animating them ("Treguna mekoides trecorum satis dee."). The effect is actually quite chilling.
* Craig Armstrong's "Escape" from ''Plunkett and Macleane'' starts out as ominous and quite mournful, it being played as Macleane is about to get hanged, but soon turns into a driving and triumphant score when [[spoiler:Plunkett gets his [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]] on and rescues him]].
* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'': "Justice is dead!... or so Jay thinks!"
* Parodied in Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Love and Death'', during the battle scene, with the battle music from ''Film/AlexanderNevsky''.
* Listen to the music that plays during ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' when we see the Omega 13 in all its glory. Go on, you know you want to.
* Downplayed in ''Film/StepBrothers''. A short sound clip of this chanting plays when Brennan sees Dale's drum set (on which Dale has a strict '[[ShmuckBait do not touch]]' policy) sitting in the latter's room. It plays again when Dale, inspecting his drum set - suspecting it to have been tampered with - finds one of his drumsticks damaged. Cue the quarrel.
* John Barry's music for ''Film/TheLionInWinter'' makes liberal use of this trope.
* The soundtrack for ''Film/{{Glory}}'' is made up of something that ''sounds'' like this chanting, but it's also kind of pretty. Special mention goes to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-G4xAijMq4 Charging Fort Wagner]].
* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' features, as the monolith music, Ligeti's Requiem mass. The lyrics are "Kýrie, eléison; Christé, eléison; Kýrie, eléison", repeated in a loop -- except each syllable is dragged a lot, and the different vocal ensembles don't sing together, adding to the confusion. His composition "Lux Aeterna" also appears, as the background music during Heywood Floyd's trip to the moon. It's not as ominous, though.
* 1996's ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' had epic "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM1YCFaAn60 O Verona]]".
* The trailer for ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dauoy3H764 also used "O Verona"]] (albeit a tecno-ish remix).
* A main source of {{Narm}} in ''Film/HospitalMassacre''.
* ''Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie'', ostensibly a documentary about nuclear testing, is an excuse to show lots of really big explosions set to Ominous (Russian?) Chanting.
* In French movie ''Film/LesVisiteurs'', [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Pseudo-Latino-Romanesque-sounding language]] chanting is part of main theme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24L_UjuxxAQ Enae Volare]]. Fitting with the Middle Age setting, but less with the movie genre, which is a comedy.
* Used in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. Hans Zimmer put [[http://www.ujam.com/campaigns/darkknightrises/introduction a link out]] that allowed anyone to record themselves doing the chanting he used in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. The Arabic phrase used as the chant, Deshi Basara, translates as "he rises" and is very thematically important. [[spoiler:It's also used in-universe as a chant in Bane's prison when someone tries to make the climb to escape.]]
* ''Film/EyesWideShut'': the masked ball scene contains diagetic music using an Orthodox liturgy chanted in Romanian and played backwards to make it more otherworldly.
* ''Mission: Impossible''
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' has a rather punny and particularly memorable Ominous Russian Chanting piece entitled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXSo1JhWE68 Kremlin With Anticipation]]".
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' had some of this chanting when [[spoiler:the BigBad kills what he presumes to be Ethan Hunt, only to find that he ended up killing his own [[TheDragon Dragon]]...]]
* ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stwJTgJitIk The Mission]]. While it's mostly a OneWomanWail, the lyrics are in Latin and gives a rather haunting feel.
* ''Film/{{Dagon}}'' had Ominous Latin Chanting, except of course instead of Latin, the phrase "[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn]]" was chanted.
* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', György Ligeti's very creepy, very ominous "Requiem" (which had previously been most closely associated with ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'') plays during the HALO jump. It was also used in almost all of the trailers for the film.
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' uses what sounds like Ominous Klingon Chanting during the aerial chase over the Ketha Province of Qo'noS.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY-r5-k5e04 trailer]] for ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' and one of its action sequences features "Dies Irae". It also gets used after the Bullet Farmer is blinded and he starts shooting in a mad rage.
* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' has the chanting heard during the climactic battle between [[spoiler:Rexie and the I-rex]].
* When Dom and Shaw start fighting in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'', chanting can be heard.
* ''Film/EyeOfTheDevil'' has what appears on the surface to be a standard Catholic Latin Mass, but it is framed and shot to be very ominous, complete with a BaldOfEvil SinisterMinister played by Creator/DonaldPleasence. Turns out it's a Satanic "black mass."
* Parodied in Creator/AmberBenson's short film ''Shevenge'', where the lead characters apparently don't know any actual latin.
-->(Chanting) ''Latin latin latin... Latin latin latin...''
* ''Film/MarketaLazarova'': Zdeněk Liöka's brilliant dark, ominous and rapid chanting score. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB4oTslt8Bg]]
* ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'' has a brief chanting of "Agnus Dei" when Hale finds himself stranded in the Utah desert.
* ''Film/TheNameOfTheRose'' has four of them in-universe, used to make the abbey more realistic.
* Spoofed in ''Film/Deadpool2'' with [[spoiler:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET6VxJ3_z-k Juggernaut's theme]]]]. The lyrics are in English, but the effects are the same.

* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''Storm of Iron'', the lead Chaos Titan is named ''Dies Irae''.
* Averted in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' where Latin chanting is (usually) a good sign and a contrast to the wailing screams of agony heard in hell.
* In Creator/{{Andrzej Sapkowski}}'s ''[[Literature/HussiteTrilogy Hussite Wars]]'' series, utter polyglot nonsense was chanted by impostors-masquerading-as-exorcists, surprisingly, to quite the opposite effect. It summoned something unidentified. Which then immediately possessed the village idiot.
* The Literature/LeftBehind book series has Ominous Hebrew And Greek Chanting, as the demon locust swarm that emerges during one of God's Trumpet Judgments chants "Abaddon" and "Apollyon" in their respective languages.
%% * Extremely popular in the ''Literature/MortalInstruments'' series, as is GratuitousLatin generally.
* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' the ''heroes'' choose at one point to massacre hundreds of liberal intellectuals for the crime of "Cultural Marxism." To make sure the message isn't lost, they do so wielding short swords and wearing Crusader surplices. To make ''extra'' sure, they bring in a live choir to chant Dies Irae while they work, and the somewhat less ominous Non Nobis as they leave.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Japanese gameshow subtly titled ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF0svxGhClI Cat Weightlifting]]'' includes hints of Ominous (probably Japanese) Chanting when the scientists are placing the final fish on the ground. The show also features unnecessarily awesome music when the cats manage to escape with the increasingly larger fish, and some Metal when each cat gets knocked out in the final round. If you've no idea what it's about, go watch the video already.
* "O Fortuna" was also used during the series finale of the cult favourite TV show, ''AmericanGothic''.
* ''Series/StargateSG1''
** Ominous Latin Chanting is used in the 3rd season episode "Demons". However, that episode was about a group of Middle Ages humans being threatened by [[{{Satan}} Sokar]], so it's rather appropriate.
** In later seasons, there's plenty of Ominous Latin Chanting related to the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Ori]], as well as in the direct-to-DVD movies.
* The titular Hopi chant from the movie ''Film/{{Koyaanisqatsi}}'' plays every time [[AlmightyJanitor The Janitor]] gives someone the DeathGlare in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. May God have mercy on the one who receives it.
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' used ''Ave Satani'' for the "[[MundaneMadeAwesome horrors]]" that were:
** Starbucks being closed for three hours.
** [[PerpetualFrowner Dick Cheney]] smiling more than ten times during the State of the Union address.
** Jon Stewart revealing his true identity as the Antichrist [[spoiler: or possibly Conrad Bain]].
** They also used "O Fortuna" to accompany footage of [[spoiler: Jesus [[MundaneMadeAwesome on a spring.]]]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Atlantean cult in "The Underwater Menace" chant ominously in a gibberish language ("waa-aa-tuu-aah waa-aa-tuu-aah Wah! Wah! Wah!") while performing religious rituals (like chaining the Doctor and his companions on top of a shark pit). It is combined on the soundtrack with dissonant electronic hits and a creepy organ.
** Ominous Buddhist chanting ("Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ!") is used to summon the giant spiders in "Planet of the Spiders".
** In the revived series, the first appearance of a massive Dalek army is accompanied by Ominous ''Hebrew'' Chanting. (The words are reported to be a translation of "What is happening?", which apart from being an appropriate response to the situation is also a Dalek CatchPhrase.) The words are "Mah Koreh, Mah Mah Koreh" (what's happening, what, what's happening) repeated over and over again. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ7vO7QGSxg&feature=related Here is the theme]].
** A moment in the following season's finale, featuring [[spoiler:the use of the Dalek's Genesis Arc -- sending millions of Daleks against the 5 million Cybermen that have already taken over the world]] winds up using the prerequisite chanting as well.
** And then of course, there's "The Dark and Endless Dalek Night", which contains a mixture of Ominous Latin and Terrifying Hebrew Chanting.
** In "Tooth And Claw", the bald monks chant "Lupus Deus est" -- 'the wolf is god' -- as the moon rises.
** And in "The End of Time, Part 2", the Ood sing [[spoiler: "Vale Decem" (Farewell, Ten) as Ten regenerates]].
** The Headless Monks of "A Good Man Goes to War" have a decidedly unsettling chant/song they perform before they attack. How they manage to chant, given that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin they lack heads]], is anyone's guess.
* The Borg's first appearance in the "Best of Both Worlds" episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is accompanied by an awesome sounding synthesized choir (appropriate for the Borg's artificial nature).
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''
** As much mournful as ominous, the words in the opening credits (in all TV airings on UK television, and from season 2 onwards in the U.S.) are actually a Sanskrit prayer known as the Gayatri Mantra, considered to be the holiest verse in the Vedas, the founding texts of Hinduism. Roughly translated into English it reads:
-->''Oh God! Giver of life, earth and sky\\
That heavenly light which must be worshipped\\
Let us attain the radiance of God\\
May our thoughts bring us ever forward into light''
** Gaius Baltar's new theme is in Old English. Translated, it's a [[CrystalDragonJesus prayer to Gaius Christ, divine saviour of mankind]]. Okay. then...
** Baltar also listens to a hilarious Italian opera way back in the first season:
-->''Woe upon your Cylon heart.\\
There's a toaster in your head.\\
And it wears high heels.\\
Number Six calls to you.\\
The Cylon Detector beckons.\\
Your girlfriend is a toaster.''
** "Kobol's Last Gleaming" from the season 1 soundtrack contains proper latin chanting, using the words "Ita Dicimus Omnes", "[[{{Catchphrase}} So Say We All]]".
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''
** In addition to the above, also mocked on [[http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=3E7haWNZvE0 this episode]]. "Featuring the Bulgarian Women's Choir edition of 'Jingle Bells'!"
** And again with ''Werewolf'', where they take the Ominous Native American Chanting sung over the credits and sing [[http://www.mst3kinfo.com/ward_e/Bit904.html anything that fits with the beat]].
** Done by the characters themselves in ''Gamera'' when [[CreepyChild Kenny]] gives a KubrickStare [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext to a bully who threw his rocks into the river.]]
* The theme for ''Series/SilentWitness'' is sung in Latin.
* Used in the KoreanSeries ''Series/{{Sign}}'' whenever the dramatic moment needs a extra kick.
* In ''Series/TheMiddleman'', when Sensei Ping does the Wu-han Thumb of Death, it's accompanied by the "Dies Irae" from the Mozart ''Requiem'' (along with stock footage of StuffBlowingUp).
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': "Into The Lion's Den", the climax (if not the [[SeasonFinale finale]]) of the third season, had two original tracks of this chanting, "Salve Me" and "Lacrimosa". Both are available at [[http://www.scifi.com/farscape/journeylogs/season3/lionsdenpt2.html the official website]], and both are CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* Played with in ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' in which a CorruptCorporateExecutive (though to be fair, the entire organization was corrupt too) played this chanting on a personal CD player in his office whenever he was on the job. The situation didn't matter; he could be planning world domination or just relaxing after a hard hour's work, but the Chanting would still be belting out at full volume. Thanks to the show having a serious tone 99% of the time, this came off as more creepy than humorous.
* The opening credits to ''Series/MrBean'' had a real church choir singing the Latin for "Behold the man who is a bean", "End of part one", "Part two", and "Farewell, man who is a bean".
* The theme to the darkly humorous Danish television series ''Series/{{Riget}}'' (of which Creator/StephenKing's ''Series/KingdomHospital'' is a remake) mixed genuine Latin phrases with gibberish, counting to seven in English and slow spelling of the word "rectum" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwt1O27LLUY&feature=PlayList&p=FC1E3F51A746DE8A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1]]. Even the legitimate Latin is nonsense ("speculum et cetera"; "mirror and so forth").
* An episode of ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' features apocalyptic Latin chanting to reveal a cute dog lying with bamboo on Tim's bed, as he has a fear of both.
* Even ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' (yes, the reality show) has done this with a generally unliked contestant (somewhere between quirky, insane, and power-hungry) doing yoga in the rain (complete with ominous lightning and thunder) as "O Fortuna" plays in the background.
* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' 's pilot had Ominous Medieval Italian Chanting.
* In the new Discovery Channel series ''Wild Tropics'', whenever the sharks or other dangerous predators show up the music shifts to Ominous Polynesian Chanting
* Ominous Chanting is quite common on ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', though it's so indistinct that it's hard to tell whether or not it's Latin. Or what they're saying. It's very old English according to the DVD extras.
* Invoked on ''Series/TopGear'' -- for when things like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3i62CAjK0k#t=9m a race to London City Airport between a boat and a bicycle]] just aren't epic enough.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has this. Usually, though, it isn't so much chanting as speaking it to perform spells and/or do rituals.
** In one particular case in Season Two, it was ominous Italian opera when [[spoiler: Giles discovered that Angelus had killed Jenny Calender. The moment is also another Whedon example of AnyoneCanDie]]
** While good characters are shown to use magic in the show, as a rule the good guys (okay, 'girls') cast spells in what is actually intentionally-badly-pronounced Italian (so it sounds ancient), whereas the bad guys [[spoiler: e.g. Warren]] use Latin chants.
** The straightest example of this comes in a flashback when the still human Drusilla enters a church for confession, and is encountered by Angelus who just ate the priest. The background chorus sings [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pange_Lingua_Gloriosi_Corporis_Mysterium ''Pange Lingua'']], an old eucharist hymn, presumably from TheHighMiddleAges, with some variations.
** Gaelic is a rare variation.
* Same goes for ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' with its various exorcisms and rituals, not only in Latin, but sometimes even in Enochian.
* The soundtrack for ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' includes a fair amount of random choral chanting (although a lot of it is just oohs and aahs).
* Once a player goes to the third level ($50,000 and beyond) on the game show ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', the background thinking music starts to sounds more and more dramatic, with a choir chant playing over top of the music. However, the background music for the $1,000,000 question is a complete subversion, instead consisting of just a low, deep bass note, a drum hit, and a heartbeat.
* Parodied in an episode of ''Bullshit'', which opens with a chant of "[[PigLatin Ethay Aticanvay isyay Ullshitbay...]]"
* Ominous ''Nonsense'' Chanting found its way into ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' in the Dahak story arc. Actual Latin found its way into the story with the Four Horsemen.
* The [[VanityPlate logo]] for Creator/RenaissancePictures (which appears on ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'') uses this as music, accompanying visuals of lightning bolts and a Mona Lisa-like picture being ripped in half.
* ''Hannity's America'' on Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} has been known to use ''Carmina Burana'' as a cold opening sometimes, usually to a montage of "sinister" goings-on amongst (usually) Democratic political figures in Washington, D.C. Apparently it's supposed to be funny, although ''Hannity's America'' is generally serious.
* Another "hard to tell if it's Latin or not" but the ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' episode "The Immortal Cimmoli"
* [[AC:Licat volare si super tergum Literature/{{Aquila}} volat]] - ''A man can fly where he will, if he rides on the back of [[CoolStarship an eagle.]]''
* Parodied on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. When Barney pressures Ted to swear an oath to him as his bro (a "bro oath" or "broath"), he lends the ceremony some extra solemnity by playing a recording of some chanting monks. It takes Ted a couple minutes to realize the monks are actually just chanting the word "bro" over and over; [[SeriousBusiness Barney had them record it just for the occasion]].
* For the most part in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', practicioners of Good Magic cast spells in English Rhyme, whereas Dark Magic was done in Latin.
* A LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn variation when ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' goes to Bebe's hotel room and there's a choir singing outside the window. While she tries to seduce him, he throws open the window to get some air just as the choir hits a particularly ominous crescendo, accompanied by sweeping red floodlights.
* ''Series/MissionImpossible'': Done by the evil Satanic cult in "The Devils".
* Spoofed in ''Series/ATouchOfCloth'' III, where the sacrifice cult is accompanied by this kind of music, but the lyrics are just inane things like video game titles, brand names and politicians ("ESTEÉ LAUDER!" "SUPER MARIO!" "DAVID MILIBAND!")
* ''Series/{{Vikings}}'' has ominous chanting, only it is in Old Norse.
* Happens on the original Japanese ''Series/IronChef'', whenever the Iron Chefs rise to the stage.
* The miniseries adaptation of ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'' has Ominous Latin Chanting out the wazoo, with a few "abracadabra"s thrown in for good measure. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Tm8zV8FlA "Woland's Hymn"]] is the most prominent example.
-->Sator arepo tenet opera rotas
-->Igni natura renovatur integra
-->INRI, INRI, abracadabra...
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Done by a secret society meeting in a desanctified church in ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride''.
* A RunningGag in the game show Series/{{Pointless}} is that the hosts will imitate Ominous Latin Chanting whenever a round goes to a tie-break.
* Lampshaded in the ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' episode "Flood", where a group of monks walk by chanting "Dominus ad nauseam, dominus ad nauseam..."
* In the TeenWolf episode "The Girl Who Knew Too Much", both Ominous Latin Chanting and PsychoStrings appear as the season's villain takes another sacrifice and attempts to kill a main character. This is amplified by the fact that the intense scene takes place in the school classroom while a recital takes place elsewhere in the school, and the Psycho Strings and Ominous Chanting are actually real in the universe, with the performers in the recital doing both. It is implied that the villain was able to possess the choir and orchestra to do this, simply because she has a flair for the dramatic. This supposed possession is actually the cause of death for the villain's victim--the pianist pounds on the piano keys so hard that one cord snaps and slashes her throat.

* Slovenian Industrial band ''Laibach'' bypassed ominous, going straight to nightmare fuel unleaded with "Vade Retro Satanas" from their album Nova Akropola. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KotfFBLl1Y]]"
* German electronica band Music/ENomine uses a lot of Ominous Latin Chanting -- with good results. Then they combine it with the guttural voice of a Chain-Smoking German to make it even ''more'' sinister. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqDuR1NM7ps Schwarze Sonne]]" is a perfect example of just how epic this trope can be.
* The song "Kann denn Liebe Sünde Sein" by the German metal band Eisbrecher has this in the beginning, but it's in German.
* B-Movie sample pioneer Rob Zombie has used this technique in a couple songs, more notably in the White Zombie song "Super-Charger Heaven" (supposedly using a Latin excommunication trial).
* Most power-metal albums, especially those with a fantasy theme. Any "[[http://www.rhapsodyoffire.com Rhapsody]]" album starts off with a choir chanting ominous Latin gibberish.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP__m7xQYOA Lux Triumphans]]" from "Dawn Of Victory" is an excellent example of Ominous English Chanting.
* While primarily instrumental, the band [[http://www.noxarcana.com Nox Arcana]] employs vocal tracks on each of its albums. Almost all of those vocal tracks are in ominous Latin, as befits the band's name. ''Winter's Knight'' includes Gregorian hymns, which are neither intended nor played as ominous, but they have a somewhat spooky effect regardless. ''Necronomicon'' also has plenty of ill-boding chanting, but it's [[CosmicHorror not in a human language]]. ''Blood of the Dragon'' is in the fantasy genre, not horror, but it still uses plenty of "O Fortuna"-inspired chanting throughout the album (particularly in the title track, where the influence is so obvious it's ridiculous). According to composer Joseph Vargo, most of the post-"Blood of the Dragon" albums contain pseudo-Latin Chanting.
* In the penultimate scene of [[Music/HectorBerlioz Berlioz's]] ''La damnation de Faust'', a male chorus chants in a made-up demonic language ("Ha! Irimiru Karabrao!") as Mephistopheles triumphantly brings Faust into Pandaemonium. The final scene is set in the ''other'' place, where a CherubicChoir welcomes Marguerite.
* ''Music/PinkFloyd'' showed they were just as capable of this as anyone else, with the "Atom Heart Mother Suite." It's a tangled mess of steel guitar, cellos, a brass band, organ and a ''lot'' of chanting in made-up languages, varying from merely otherworldly to absolutely doom-laden. Bonus points for having both male and female choirs in one piece.
* Puccini's ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'', at the end of Act I, with the Latin prayers underscoring the nefarious schemes of corrupt chief of police and sexual predator Scarpia, though the prayers themselves culminate in the first lines of the Te Deum, which is usually considered [[LyricalDissonance more celebratory than ominous]]. More ominously, Spoletta mumbles a few lines from the "Dies Irae" during the torture scene in Act II.
* Puccini's ''Theatre/{{Turandot}}'' (based on a Chinese fairytale) has the chorus (singing in Italian) playing the people of Beijing, reflecting the changing moods of the crowd, first as a frenzied mob screaming for blood, then cheering the Unknown Prince on as he successfully answers the princess' riddles, and pleading with slave-girl Liù, who has killed herself, to reveal the prince's name. Especially at the death of Liù, the sound of the chorus is chilling.
* Mussorgsky's ''Boris Godunov'' has [[GreekChorus the chorus playing the Russian people]]. Many opera lovers consider the chorus to be one of the main characters, and they get their own curtain call. Their prayers, mob scenes, and laments, sung in Russian, sound spooky as well as heartrending, particularly at the death of Boris. At several points, some really ominous Latin chanting is heard.
* The band Enigma combines Gregorian-esque chants with ethereal electronic sound effects. The album "The Screen Behind the Mirror" samples ''Carmina Burana'' -- so much so that it could be said to be ''Carmina Burana'' with samples of Enigma. It was one of the few times where the original publishers sanctioned its use.
* The band Gregorian plays covers of popular songs in a Gregorian-chant vocal style with modern instrumentation. There are a few of their songs which feature Ominous Latin Chanting including their cover of the inevitable "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LWcTT__1CI O Fortuna]]" and their original, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MkicUiDIOc Gregorian Anthem]]".
* While Swedish symphonic metal band Therion does not always implement Ominous Chanting into their songs, almost all of them have choirs singing in some capacity. They, too, have covered "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMrpRN4eZ3w O Fortuna]]". Other songs like "Seven Secrets of the Sphinx", "Via Nocturna", or "The Wondrous World Of Punt" may also fit this trope.
* Although in English, AFI's "Miseria Cantare" tells you that Sing The Sorrow's plot (it is a concept album) is not going to have a happy ending. Yeah, the lyrics are nihilistic, but it is the background chorus and eerie music that show you the magnitude of the unhappy life the main character of the plot is going to have.
* Brazilian power metal band Angra employed this in their song "Acid Rain", first to open the song, then to mark the passage from the bridge to the guitar solo.
* "Warszawa" on the album ''Low'', by Music/DavidBowie, has a long chanting sequence, made of Bowie overdubbing his own voice in several keys. Ominous, yes, and quite appropriately based on an old Polish composition, but the actual lyrics are gibberish.
* Music/{{Evanescence}} use it in the songs "Whisper" and "Lacrymosa," as well as the unreleased song "Anything for You." Whisper's lyrics translated are, "Save us from danger, save us from evil," and the other two are just from the "Lacrimosa" section of the Requiem mass.
* Enya's ''Tempus Vernum'' is entirely Ominous Latin Chanting, which is essentially a list of pairs of opposites. ("Therefore, the earth and the stars. Therefore, the east and the west...")
** ''Pax Deorum'' and ''Cursum Perficio''. Enya seems to like this trope a lot.
** She's also very fond of Gaelic (not surprising at all, given her musical and cultural background), and for ''Amarantine'' even developed an ''artificial'' language -- complete with its own script -- for those moments when neither Latin nor Gaelic met the dramatic requirements.
* Power/thrash metal band Iced Earth has the 16-minute epic ''Dante's Inferno'', based on, well, [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]]. It has sections of what sounds like this trope, although songwriter Jon Schaffer has admitted that it's just gibberish invented to sound evil. This chanting also shows up in the songs ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTjrUIDtQuA Damien]]'' (based on the movie ''Film/TheOmen'') ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ_EGqAgRSg The Coming Curse]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HWPy1Y9mwY&feature=related Harbinger of Fate]]''. Also in the middle of their song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RINnkM9ji14 Divide Devour]]" (''Dies Natalis, Odisse, Mortalis'').
** Demons & Wizards also uses this: "[[Franchise/TheDarkTower Crimson King]]" starts with chanting choirs and "Chant," the outro on their first album is a (pseudo?) Gregorian chant that Hansi Kürsch made by multi-tracking his voice. For Hansi, the second album by his main band, Music/BlindGuardian, opens with "Inquisition": ''Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem'' chanted repeatedly. (This is the same as the chanting in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.) It's fairly relevant; the first song is about John the Baptist.
* Inversion: "Orchestral metal" group Trans-Siberian Orchesta's rock opera ''Beethoven's Last Night'' features some chanting of this kind, but it's generally uplifting and set to a variation of ''Ode to Joy''. The piece has the [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven titular composer]] reflecting on his life and career, and how his music has affected the world.
** The more traditional version makes its appearance in "Requiem (The Fifth)" from said rock opera, which, as its name implies, is a mash-up of Mozart's Requiem and [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] Fifth Symphony.
* AIM's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPe2z0RSoyk Demonique]] combines, to wonderfully creepy effect, ominous chanting with dialogue from the movie "Halloween" and a trip-hop beat.
* "O Fortuna". The piece has been popularly associated with Satanism ever since it was used in ''Film/TheOmen1976.''
** Which this student of Latin finds saddening, because it's the most awesome piece of musical [[ContemplateOurNavels navel contemplation]] you will ever hear.[[note]]It's a medieval college student complaining about how life isn't fair, possibly prompted by a loss at the gambling table.[[/note]]
** Also from ''Carmina Burana'' is "In taberna quando sumus", an Ominous Latin ''Drinking Song''.
** See a hilarious animated video with misheard lyrics [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIwrgAnx6Q8 here.]]
* Music/{{Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart}}'s "Dies Irae" from the ''Requiem'' gets almost as much play as "O Fortuna" in dramatic situations. Unlike most of the pieces on this page, though, it has the thematic weight to match its ominous tone when translated: the lyrics are describing the Apocalypse. In fact, the "Dies Irae" from practically ''any'' Requiem Mass qualifies by ''definition'' as this trope. ''Especially'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDFFHaz9GsY Verdi.]]
* The original Dies Irae Gregorian chant is pretty freakin' spooky all on its own.
* ''Adiemus'', a classical piece by Karl Jenkins, isn't technically Latin (the composer invented all the "words" himself), but it's spine-tingling ''awesome.''
** His pieces containing real latin chanting are even more ominous, like ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOAaNFuVi3c&feature=related Dies Irae]]'' from ''Requiem'' or ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8VlZOg9iv4 Sanctus]]'' from ''The Armed Man''.
* Music/DeathspellOmega frequently incorporate chanting in Latin and other languages into their music, usually to [[NightmareFuel hellish effect]].
* Check the Music/ESPosthumus album ''Unearthed'' and you're less likely to find a song ''without'' this type of chanting. The reason behind their use of it is the fact that the songs are all about dead civilizations and ruined cities of the ancient world.
* ''A Song For Europe'' by Roxy Music has Bryan Ferry repeating the song's last couplet in French, then in Latin.
* The song "Sister of Charity" by Finnish Gothic-Rock band The 69 Eyes contains repeated usage of this trope, made even more ominous coupled with the deep bass voice of the singer. The Latin words translate to "Between hope and fear... Charity in war".
* Some Latin chants are so well known in classical music that they can be quoted in an instrumental piece without the words being used. The most ominous of these chants is the Gregorian ''Dies Irae''. Examples of its many uses appear in the Witches' Sabbath movement of Hector Berlioz's ''Symphonie fantastique'', Camille Saint-Saëns's ''Danse macabre'' and third symphony, Sergei Rachmaninov's ''The Isle of the Dead'' and ''Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini'', Modest Mussorgsky's ''Night on Bald Mountain'' and Franz Liszt's ''Totentanz''. Or in "Making Christmas" from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. Or as part of "[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet The Ballad of Sweeney Todd]]".
* Era, while very fond of the Latin Chanting, isn't usually Ominous. But then there's ''Enae Volare Mezzo'', which is probably one of the sexiest sounding examples of this trope ever. There's also Ameno which manges to be genuinely ominous and creepy.
* The French prog rock band Magma uses ominous chanting in many of their songs. They even made up their own language for it, called Kobian.
* ''Our Solemn Hour'' by Music/WithinTemptation ("San-ct'''u'''s Espiri-t'''u'''s...").
* Music/{{Nightwish}} implements chanting in a few of their songs on their album ''Imaginaerum.''
* "Saltwater" by Chicane features ominous Gaelic chanting, sampled from the ThemeTune of ''Harry's Game''.
** "Four Seasons" by Blue Amazon also uses a Gaelic-sounding chant.
* Epica has a whole album in which each features at least one verse with Ominous Latin Chanting.
** All of their intros (with the exception of the largely instrumental "The Score: An Epic Journey") begin with Latin Chanting; some songs that feature ominous chanting are "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIcot4-FvT4 Cry For the Moon]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfE2Ul7pV60 The Phantom Agony]]" (Ominous English Chanting) and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq3FB8WTGHU The Divine Conspiracy]]" (Ominous Latin Chanting). "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQS7seVSGRc Seif Al Din]]" may feature Ominous Arabic Chanting.
* As mentioned in ''Film/TheMatrix'' entry above, the Juno Reactor songs "Mona Lisa Overdrive"(Kyrie Eleison) and "Navras"(ominous Sanskrit chanting).
* Music/Starflyer59's "Underneath" and "First Heart Attack" (the first and last track from the album ''Old') feature sampled, wordless chanting, courtesy of Richard Swift's mellotron.
* "Memories in a Sea of Forgetfulness" by BT uses (not so ominous) Arabic/Muslim chanting, which sounds like the Adhan prayer call. Also, "Firewater" has the Muslim chant "La illah illa Allah" ("I bear witness to no god but Allah").
* "Scorched Blood" by Xorcist has this.
* ''Vangelis'' has used the ominous singing, more often sounding closer to Greek but can evoke Latin and sometimes other languages (like Egyptian Arabic in one of the ''Blade Runner'' cues, courtesy of one-time bandmate Demis Roussos). Examples of this includes ''Heaven and Hell'', ''Mask'', his soundtrack to ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise'', ''Voices'', his various El Greco works and ''Mythodea''
** There's even a moment when baby sounds are used ... "Message" from ''Direct''
* Parodied with the mashup "Crank Dat One Winged Angel"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA78MQf-kMY]], by Valley of Walls. [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Soulja Boy + One Winged Angel]] = the most sinister rap jam you've ever heard.
* Ominous German Chanting, admittedly. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0LF6WA9rxI Halber Mensch]] by Einsturzende Neubauten. Very awesome. Very creepy.
* Music/IronMaiden's "Sign of the Cross", based on ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'' (a work full of priests) opens with one.
* The[[note]] 1970s revival of the[[/note]] operetta ''Literature/{{Candide}}'' accompanies an attack on the hero's home with a new Gregorian chant, which [[ArtisticLicenseTraditionalChristianity takes some liberties with Catholic doctrine]]. The chant include the phrase "Agnus Dei, Ora Pro Nobis" ("Lamb of God, pray for us"), which traditional Catholics would consider heretical.[[note]]"Lamb of God, have mercy on us" would be appropriate, but "pray for us" is said to saints, ''not'' to God--and in Catholic doctrine, the "Lamb of God" is himself God.[[/note]]
** The chant was written for the 1970s revival using the music of a pre-existing song, "It Must Be So." Most productions use the instrumental "Battle Music" instead.
* Symphonic Metal band Tristania uses this a lot, along with SopranoAndGravel, with fairly epic-sounding effects. The song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duST2l6c0sQ Wormwood]]" uses a passage from ''Carmina Burana''
** As do Morten's side projects Sirenia and Mortemia. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxP1pBP0PqE The Mind Maelstrom]]" is essentially a praise chorus to Ominous Latin Chanting while Mortemia is strictly Morten's death grunts and Latin chanting-- His formula is demonstrated well in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKeaCjnOUj4 The Malice Of Life's Cruel Ways]]".
* The 1965 Yardbirds B-side "Still I'm Sad" features wordless ominous chanting of the same melody to which Keith Relf sings the lyrics.
* Most of the songs by ''Audiomachine'' are like that and can be heard in numerous film trailers.
* Most of the songs by Music/TwoStepsFromHell contain epic chanting set to a driving, [[OrchestralBombing orchestral soundtrack suitable for battle scenes]], for example ''Nemesis'', ''Flameheart'', and ''Freedom Fighters'' (used in a trailer for J.J. Abram's ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009) movie), although it's hard to make out the exact words.
* Enigma's song, "Gravity Of Love," uses "O Fortuna" to great effect at the start of the song.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tFXh8fMBek Gekkakou by Versailles]] has a bridge supposedly in Latin, when it is in fact [[http://nerimaku.altervista.org/further%20projects/Lyrics/gekkakou.htm a list of spells from ''Harry Potter'']]. Somewhat justified in that the spells themselves mostly consist of CanisLatinicus, but are still shoved in there to sound cool.
* ''Apoptygma Berzerk'' originally used a sample of ''Carmina Burana'' on the track "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzskwgD85Sw Love Never Dies: Part One.]]"
* Funker Vogt often uses ominous English, German, and [[SingingSimlish non-lyrical]] chanting.
* ''Carmina Burana'' itself. Originally it was a collection of medieval poems and songs, usually written by students and dealing with such topics as drinking, revelry, love and morality. Carl Orff, who composed the music in 1935 most likely thought that medieval texts in Latin must be definitely ominous, so he created famous and extremely dramatic score. 'O Fortuna!' ('Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi') is actually pretty mellow poem about waxing and waning whims of Fortune, clearly inspired by stoic poetry of Marcus Aurelius. If you know Latin, the [[LyricalDissonance dissonance between Orff's score and bawdier lyrics]] is outright hilarious.
** The original Carmina Burana was written by vagant monks, more into the business of drinking and women than anything else. Most of the chanting was in latin, but the topics were ''anything'' but ominous.
* [[CrowningMomentofFunny Paid tribute to]] in Gowan's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InKcRfsELPk&list=PL3E8CA42FB3E80B50&index=15&feature=plpp_video "(You're A) Strange Animal"]] during the final chorus, where Gowan belts out "Oh, Ominous Spiritus!" in a decidedly non-ominous, non-chanting way.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFQv0v5euJI Omnis Mundi Creatura]] by Helium Vola is very ominous, and the creepy synths in the background only make it scarier.
* BlackMetal has a lot of examples of this trope. Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas' title track is probably the most famous example.
* ''Music/MeatLoaf'' uses this in his album "Bat Out of Hell 3: The Monster is Loose". It is in Spanish, not Latin, but still ominous.
* Music/JohannSebastianBach has both Latin and German examples in his vocal works.
** The St. Matthew Passion contains an example of Ominous German Chanting that doubles as a SongStyleShift. The movement "So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen" starts out as a fairly traditional duet, with occasional interjections of the choir. After the duet ends, the movement immediately turns into an incredibly angry-sounding chorus with such lyrics as "Open the fiery abyss, o Hell, crush, destroy, devour, smash with sudden rage the false betrayer, the murderous blood!"
** The motet ''Jesu, meine Freude'' (BWV 227) contains Ominous German Chanting as well - this example is more forceful than the previous, with a strong emphasis on the word "Trost" (Defiance).
** Bach's B Minor Mass, while mostly positive in tone, has a bit of strong and dramatic Greek at the very beginning of the work, with an ominous chanting of "Kyrie eleison!"
** Bach's Magnificat also has ominous Latin in the movement "Omnes generationes".
* A Soviet rock opera ''Music/JunoAndAvos'' uses Ominous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Slavonic_language Church Slavonic]] Chanting for the same effect. Opera also features an actual Latin chanting, but surprisingly it's not ominous at all.
* Music/SunnO's ''Monoliths and Dimensions'' album has guttural Hungarian chanting courtesy of Attila Csihar, as well as traditional church choir on the aptly named "Big Church".
* ''Music/AkikoShikata'' loves to use this in her more epic songs, her privileged languages being Italian and Greek it seems. A good example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBVQnbbVadc Umineko no Naku Koro ni]], among others (the Italian here being about the greatness and cruelty of the witch Beatrice).
* While the effect is more epic than ominous, {{Music/Sakanaction}}'s song "Aoi" features Ominous Japanese Chanting in the verses.
* The group Mecano has ominous latin chant at the end of their song "No es Serio este Cementerio" (This is not a Serious Cemetery"). It says "Finis gloriæ mvndi homini"([[WordSaladLyrics "The end of the glory of the world of men"]]).
* Music/TheStooges use Ominous chanting during "We Will Fall" from their SelfTitledAlbum ''[[Music/TheStoogesAlbum The Stooges]]''.
* Music/TheCruxshadows use [[SpeakingSimlish gibberish]] chanting in "Into the Ether", the opening track of ''Ethernaut''.
* Composer György Ligeti practically ''defines'' this trope, writing such pieces as the "Kyrie" and "Lux Aeterna." If you're not familiar with his name, he's the guy who wrote most of the eerie parts of the ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' soundtrack.
* The Fun Boy Three's self-titled debut has an AlbumIntroTrack consisting of 1:22 of them and Music/{{Bananarama}} chanting ominously in Latin.
* Music/DanielAmos's album ''Music/HorrendousDisc'' ends with about a minute of wordless, ominous chanting, over dirge-like backing music.
* Music/{{Gloryhammer}}'s second album ''Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards'' has the lines "Sanctus! Dominus! Infernus! Ad Astra!" repeated at the start of the song "Rise of the Chaos Wizards". Roughly translated it means "Holy God! Universe on fire!" "Universe on fire" is the title of a later track on the album.

* In a trailer for ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' a mysterious voice chants ''vigilo, audio, opperior.''[[labelnote:*]]I watch, I listen, I wait.[[/labelnote]] The tape recorder picks it up when the archivist leaves it running as he momentarily leaves the room.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]

* Wrestling/TheUndertaker has often gotten in on the act, as many of his Pay-Per-View entrances see him preceded by torch-bearing, black-robed druids chanting in Latin. Extra points to his ''[[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdn14_undertaker-vs-kane-at-wrestlemania Wrestlemania XIV]]'' entrance, where the druids actually entered to "O Fortuna" before Undertaker made his entrance to his usual music, a particularly-chilling rendition of Chopin's "Funeral March".
* Wrestling/{{Raven}}'s entrance theme from his short Wrestling/{{WWE}} tenure prominently features Ominous ''Arabic'' Chanting. Raven mentioned on his website that Jim Johnston (WWE's music director, and writer/composer of about 90% of the songs used by WWE) used it to make the song sound "creepy and alien". It works beautifully.
* Ominous Arabic chanting was featured even more prominently in Wrestling/MuhammadHassan's theme, but this time, it was post 9/11, and the music was deliberately chosen to, along with the entrance video that interspersed shots of Hassan and his manager, Daivari, with slow pans of various American landmarks, leave the viewer with a vaguely uncomfortable feeling. All of this played directly into Hassan's character, which was an Arab-American who was sick and tired of being stereotyped as a terrorist, and lashed out at everybody, including the audience, for doing so.
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} has even integrated ominous Latin into TheMerch -- a Wrestling/TripleH T-shirt features, among the skull-and-bones motif, the single word "Eversoris"[[note]]"Destroyer"[[/note]].
* Wrestling/{{Mistico}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU8yMYXdRZU&list=FLXyHYBNZxmnuInnyPNEROzA&index=81&feature=plpp_video theme song]], performed by the band Era, consists of Ominous Latin Chanting, violins and a scorching guitar solo or two.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t3DvX8KAiU His WWE-issue music for his entrance as]] Wrestling/SinCara has some chanting as well, but it's of a somewhat-more [[StealthPun uplifting]] nature. The DarkReprise used by CostumeCopycat [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdXBnvr3_xU Sin Cara Negra]], however, fits the bill for "Ominous".
* On two of the occasions when he broke out the [[OneWingedAngel Demon Bodypaint]] for the [[NXT NXT live specials]], [[FinnBalor Finn Balor's]] entrance was preceded by a distorted recording of a low demonic voice speaking in tongues that sounds like ominous latin.
* The "trailer" for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmwUuAsRFRQ Boricuas Most Wanted]], ''You Know Me!!!''. It was actually used to stir up [[SpicyLatina Latin pride]].

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://maverlok.tumblr.com/post/166658887269/so-if-my-students-finish-a-quiztest-early-i-ask As reported]] by a {{Tumblr}} user that teaches Latin:
--> My students kept forgetting how to conjugate ''esse'', so I turned it into a rhythmic chant that I had them say over and over. The problem is that when you chant ANYTHING in Latin it sounds like youíre summoning a demon, which they decided was awesome, so uh. Now Iíll just be randomly walking through the hallway and hear voices chanting, ď''sum es est! sumus estis sunt!''Ē
-->Iím 99% sure my colleagues think Iíve started a cult.

* "O Fortuna" was used during the reveal of one of the three Super Bowl championship banners for the New England Patriots during the pre-game ceremony for the subsequent season-opener.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has human magic users slowly become more and more influenced by their chosen magic discipline. In the case of WhiteMagic users, this may make them able to sing in a chorus by themselves.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' uses this one, too, but in dramatically different circumstances. The Imperium of Man is a theocratic fascist state, whose official language is High Gothic, usually rendered as Latin in the books. Anytime an Imperial choir strikes up, whether it be members of the Ministerium trying to bolster the morale of the [[BadassNormal Imperial]] [[RedshirtArmy Guardsmen]] defending against an enemy onslaught, or the [[ChurchMilitant Adepta]] [[AmazonBrigade Sororitas]] singing their battle-hymn ''Ave Imperator'', this trope is in effect.

* The song "All That's Known" from ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'' has an interesting variation on this. The chanting is in Latin--but it's the start of ''Literature/TheAeneid'', recited by students. As the singer is rebelling against this type of education, it's quite fitting.
* ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'': "Rectus! Dominus! Spookytus! Deus! Creepyus!"
** A ShoutOut to themselves when they did it on South Park. See below.
* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''TOTEM'' has "Cum Sancto Spiritu" and "Omé Yo Kanoubé"; for that matter, much of Cirque's ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' has chanting too, albeit in [[SingingSimlish "Cirquish"]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII'' has this in one of the battle themes.
* ''[[VideoGame/AnnoDomini Anno 1404: Dawn of Discovery]]'' has Ominous [[SpeakingSimlish Simlish]] Chanting to both latin- and oriental-sounding music whenever something big is happening. And the ThemeTune has both.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' has this in spades. It's taken [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] in [[spoiler:Yahar'gul when [[PrisonEpisode ending up there early in the game]] by getting kidnapped by a Snatcher and taken to the Hypogean Gaol.]] When you return there during the Blood Moon, you can't hear it anymore - and you find tons of the dead Mensis cultists, suggesting that you heard it when you were first brought to the Gaol because [[SourceMusic they were actually singing]] while performing the ritual.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlQcKBUcgmA Listen]]
* In ''VisualNovel/PrincessWaltz'', a techno version of this causes {{Nerdgasm}}s during badass moments in the game, and it definitely gets the player geeked out of their mind for the upcoming PWNAGE!
* Features prominently throughout the score for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', though Inon Zur manages to use it to create any number of different moods. Some of it is also in their constructed elvish language, too.
* ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' does this with ominous whispering that comes up in incidental music during chapters set in the Forbidden City in Persia.
* [=ClockUp=]'s ''Euphoria'': If you get the Brute Ending, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pZqwNZsyl0 this plays during the credits.]]
* Appears during the start menu in ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando''. It is perhaps worth noting that this is not Latin, but is in fact Mando'a, the Mandalorian language, which has been expanded into what is essentially the ''StarWars'' equivalent of Elvish. Translated, it's a Mandalorian battle poem, modified for the clones to be able to sing about their loyalty to the Republic.
* ''VideoGame/{{FORCED}}'' has this in a couple of its music tracks, most notably when The Master appears to taunt the player. This track combines whispering ''and'' chanting.
* Crops up once in ''VideoGame/{{Primal}}'', during the boss battle with [[spoiler:Adaro.]]
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'':
** There is an Ominous Japanese Chanting when their HumongousMecha, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfHKXzAaVVk The Shogun Executioner]] is activated, to your delight, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vYgKJ7VAt4 you are the one controlling it.]] Also The Grinder 2 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOnXAs0VFvU theme]]. Although it does sound like they're saying "God help us!"
** There's also Ominous Russian Chanting for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKlhcJvSvU8 when a Soviet player is defeated]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZO61hWFeC8 Onihime Densetsu]] (Legend of the Demon Princess), Yuriko Omega's personal theme.
* Possibly oldest among the trope users in gaming: ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}}'' opened with a full Gregorian chant called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cE1Z7fQITQ Consumite Furore]]''. Only barely weakened by the use of poor Midi instruments in some portions. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GWENu6GN1c Here]] is the full version of it, compared to the shorter, faster version found in the intro linked above.
* ''VideoGame/Payday2'' has this, but under very specific circumstances. Selecting the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MdgtyMpBCI "Ode to Greed"]] at the menu will greet you with Orchestral Bombing initially, but as soon as Captain Winters spawns, it dynamically changes from being purely orchestral to playing its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTHqz6JsfCc Latin Counterpart]], which features truly epic Latin Chanting that accompanies you until you Defeat Winters.
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'' is absolutely chock-full of this in its first three games, particularly the [[VideoGame/TombRaider original game]].
** ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAnniversary'' has even more (especially in its Greek section). ''VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend'''s theme tune is a Gaelic chant (although not really ominous), also a BilingualBonus as it is actually a Gaelic folk song. It also has an "Ave Maria" Latin chant.
** ''VideoGame/TombRaiderUnderworld'''s theme tune is focused around a slowly growing chant (although its use here is more epic than ominous)
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7wJ8pE2qKU "One-Winged Angel"]] ([[OneWingedAngel yes, that one]]), the FinalBoss theme from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', is in Latin. With the exception of the repetition of Sephiroth's name, the lyrics are taken from sections of ''Carmina Burana''. This music was updated somewhat for his two BonusBoss fights in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. When the one and only Sephiroth made his film debut in the spinoff ''Advent Children'', however, his theme song was given a massive makeover, complete with new lyrics (underlining the character's themes), a more operatic tone, and ''[[AutobotsRockOut blazing electric guitars.]]''
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' ''opened'' with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5f_VBd_17M "Liberi Fatali,"]] or "Fated Children," splitting the camera time between a heated duel and a ''field of flowers.'' The lyrics themselves were rather ominous and dramatic even after translation [[spoiler: and heavily foreshadowed the events of the game]]. Mind you, the initial words, "Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec" (which are also used at other places in the soundtrack), though sounding vaguely Latin, are actually an anagram for "Succession of Witches" plus the word "Love".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONdHEDeWifs "Dancing Mad,"]] the FinalBoss battle theme for Kefka in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', is the predecessor to "One-Winged Angel" mentioned above. Made extra epic with the inclusion of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBUOyfdSLno the most ominous pipe organ fuge]] this side of ''Toccata and Fugue in D Minor''. And it was all done on the SNES with just a voice-synth card. The live version with an actual choir and (presumably) Latin lyrics properly invokes this trope.
** ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' also had One Winged Angel as a battle theme.
*** In the prequel, ''Dissidia 012'', the first part of [[spoiler:[[OneWingedAngel Feral Chaos']]]] battle theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebW8BnBlFbc "Cantata Mortis,"]] is this trope in ''spades''. This then leads right into [[AutobotsRockOut "God in Fire."]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjECF6SpQ0M "Canto Mortis"]] from the same game shares some of its lyrics with the more expressive Cantata Mortis, but has a much more foreboding vibe to it. Fitting, considering the first time you hear it is when [[spoiler:the six remaining Cosmos Warriors are marching towards nigh-certain death for the sake of sealing the source of the Manikins.]]
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has Ominous Nonsense Chanting. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBdiJ5f1bZ0 "The Hymn of the Fayth,"]] though slightly more upbeat than most of these examples, is actually Japanese written in one direction then read in another direction, the explanation of which can be found [[http://www.fflyrics.com/inorinouta.html here.]]
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has Ominous ''Esperanto'' Chanting in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PutySERsvGg&t=5m25s its opening video.]]
** And is continued in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. Case of FridgeBrilliance as well. Serah [[spoiler:(I meant Barthandelus)]] utters a hymn to Ragnarok at the end of Chapter 11. This is, in fact, the translation to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbMbQLUr9cA "Fighting Fate":]]
Come Day of Wrath.\\
O Pulse l'Cie.\\
Embrace thy fate,\\
Thine home to burn.\\
That fallen souls might bare our plea...\\
To hasten the Divine's return.\\
O piteous Wanderer.''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT10pSw6114&feature=channel&list=UL The final boss theme]] of the Seventh Umbral Era storyline of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''.
** An exception: ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' dispels any Latin in its battle theme against the Espers, but retains the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBb0HfSSlcE Ominous Chanting part.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8vXYBEvSow Caius's Theme]] and most of its variations in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''.
** [[spoiler:The final bout against [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO8DzhYNFYI Bhunivelze]]]] in ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII''. Justified that you're fighting against [[spoiler:the God of Light in Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology]]. It even throws back some of the themes in the previous Lightning Saga (the mentioned ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'') games, specifically: [[spoiler:Ragnarok, Saber's Edge, Nascent Requiem, Fighting Fate, and Caius's Theme]].
** The main theme of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0c8B97gfnw "Somnus,"]] as well as the theme used in multiple trailers, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0gaoweoBMQ "Omnis Lacrima."]] Both are decidedly epic.
** Thanks to ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'', we now have the ominous Latin version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMOSHwEHIzE "Clash on the Big Bridge, aka Gilgamesh's theme."]]
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'':
** ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' uses this trope to good measure in its final battle too. But they had more or less just took the same song and lyrics from ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' and remixed its symphonic choir theme into something akin to a Latin Flamenco. But we're certainly not complaining. It was appropriate since Zero was the prequel of 5.
** Subverted in ''VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation''; the background music playing during the battle at the Chandelier is superficially similar to many cases of this trope. However, it's in plain English and sung by a ''boy's choir.''
** ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'' plays versions of both ''Rex Tremendae Maiestatis'' and ''Agnus Dei'' from Requiem Mass for the final mission; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZBoiW460nU both can be heard here.]]
** ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy'' has two ''glorious'' versions of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bYkVhO3Aoc Fighter's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjVvQxa-hPY Honor]].
** ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' has segments of this in [[http://youtu.be/o2nRsXeTTho Release]] which despite some one word Ominous English Chants, also feature the first two stanzas of "Dies Irae"
* 'Dies Irae" is Wolfgang Krauser's theme from the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' games.
* Used in some of the ''[[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Warcraft III]]'' cinematics, mostly hauntingly during the return of Prince Arthas.
* Gleefully utilized in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''--Latin and otherwise.
** Paired with more cheerful Inspiring Latin Chanting in the common theme ''A Call To Arms''.
** "O Thanagor" is played quite a few times in ''Wrath of the Lich King.'' The ominousness of the song itself is context-based. On its own, it's a standard long-live-the-king blessing. When applied to Arthas, it becomes ''so very terrifying'': "Long live the king/May he reign forever/May his strength fail him never/First in battle, last in retreat/Even in death..." The version of the song sung in the ''Wrath of the Lich King'' trailer adds Latin to the whole shebang and makes it worse still. "Erigo Eo Draco Modo" (let this dragon be raised) and then "Specto Su Praesenti Caligo Caelum..." (see his power darken the sky). As if Terenas's voiceover wasn't enough...!
** The background theme that plays during the Culling of Stratholme Caverns-of-Time instance has plenty of ominous Latin lyrics--unfortunately they're really hard to hear. What one can glean is often kind of terrifying though ("veneficus fatalis" is damn right).
** And then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nb3K8MHIt0&feature=related Icecrown Citadel]], which combines this with a healthy dose of CreepyChildrenSinging.
** From ''Mists of Pandaria'': The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCZt-YGWfzk Mogu theme]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84w0s1EhoY0 Forgotten Depths]] part of the ''Throne of Thunder'' raid.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLJuT8zPmvA main battle theme for the Final Destination stage]] features this chanting, along with [[AutobotsRockOut face-melting electric guitar solos.]] Interestingly, it's a remix of the main theme for the game, where the Latin Chanting isn't ominous at all; in fact, it's more lyrics than chanting. When you beat the Subspace Emissary mode, the theme plays again with a very loose translation of the lyrics displayed... and they're a thematic description of the events of the game (granted, a very loose and non-specific description). It's worth noting, though, that said piece was composed by Nobuo Uematsu, the famed ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' composer responsible for the aforementioned "One-Winged Angel" and "Liberi Fatali". Man just loves his ominous chanting.
** The "Fire Emblem Theme" music on the ''FireEmblem'' stage also has Latin lyrics, and although it's much more upbeat, it's no less awesome. Translation [[http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/music/music13.html here]]; apparently, it's the same choral group responsible for the main theme.
* ''FireEmblem: Radiant Dawn'' also had Latin in ''its'' main theme, but this is not the same as the Latin used in ''Smash Bros.'' The lyrics from ''Smash Bros.'' were, however, reused and enhanced in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', mixing the main theme with the Avatar's theme during [[spoiler: the final battle with Grima]].
* ''Videogame/{{Drakengard}}'' has instances of this chanting in background music. The trope is subverted, however, as every important plot event usually uses something other than this to set the mood. The game's composer was fond of [[PsychoStrings discordant violins.]]
* ''Videogame/AloneInTheDark2008'' features a dark, haunting soundtrack with Ominous Bulgarian Chanting, courtesy of composer Olivier Deriviere and the female choir ''The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices''.
* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/SeriousSam Serious Sam: The Second Encounter]]'': The final boss, Mordekai the summoner, spends the entire battle chanting to himself in ominous-sounding Latin, but [[AllThereInTheManual as the in-game bestiary will explain]], having been risen from the dead, his brain has suffered significant damage, so he's constantly talking complete and utter crap to himself, '''in Latin!'''
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fable|I}}'', whenever you find yourself wandering around a graveyard, the background music will feature plenty of ominous chanting.
* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorFrontline''
** Notable for its use of ''Melancholy Dutch Chanting'' in at least two missions, one of which ("Arnhem Knights") features a huge, chaotic battle; in the latter case it's to underscore that the mission itself is part of a losing battle and actually works rather well.
** Or Melancholy Dutch CherubicChoir.
** The track "Sturmgeist's Armoured Train", however, plays this straight, combining loud and ominous "Ah-ah"'s with pounding percussion and powerful brass.
* ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' TheTeaser of the ExpansionPack features ominous opera chanting playing on an antique record player in [[TheCaptain Admiral DuGalle's]] quarters as he and [[NumberTwo Vice Admiral Stukov]] discuss the ethics of using the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] as a bio weapon while watching said aliens ravage a hapless human colony. It swells from Latin into Ominous ''French'' Chanting with a BilingualBonus of SoundtrackDissonance -- "Give everything for honour!" -- as the Admiral orders his fleet to abandon the colonists to their fate. The French part of this song comes back to haunt [=DuGalle=] in the epilogue [[spoiler:as he commits suicide moments before the Zerg catch up with his retreating fleet and completely wipe it out.]]
** The [[{{Trailers}} trailer]] featured said Ominous Operatic Latin Chanting as the audio as clips from various [[{{Cutscene}} cutscenes]] played.
** Check out the music track "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_1U7L_uDA4&feature=related Liberty Air Waves]]". Chanting starts at about 4:37.
** The Brood War Aria (actual track name, honest) comes back in ''Starcraft II'' as Emperor Mengsk's personal theme. In addition, several other tracks feature ominous chanting, such as the Escape From Mar Sara.
* ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' used Samuel Barber's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPfY1D3O7C8 Agnus Dei]]" to a similar effect. It first plays at the beginning of the first mission, accompanied by cinematic views and radio communiqués of the Mothership preparing to leave its berth. It plays again on the third mission, when it returns from its hyperdrive test to discover that [[spoiler:all life on Kharak had been destroyed]]. It plays a third and last time in the final mission, when your Mothership is being swamped by overwhelming enemy reinforcements... [[spoiler:only the latest arrivals are rebels who help carve a path for your fleet to strike at their mad emperor]].
* ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' had ominous unknown alien language chanting in most of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUUGVVQjUNk battles with DomZ]]. While most of it doesn't mean anything, the pseudo-[[ArcWords ArcWord]] "Shauni" does crop up in it from time to time.
* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series has ominous Gregorian chant playing during all of the main menu screens, and plenty of chanting during the campaigns themselves:
** Examples include ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''[='s=] "The Maw" (heard at the beginning of the level of the same name), ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''[='s=] Delta Halo theme, and "Ancient Machine" (one of ''2''[='s=] Flood themes). Several tunes also feature an EtherealChoir. These aren't technically examples of this trope though, since the chanting isn't in Latin. In fact it's nothing more than "uh" and occasionally "oo".
** There's also a few themes (notably "Destroyer's Invocation" from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'') in which the chanting is reversed English. Then there's the music for the live-action ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' trailer ''We Are ODST'', which features someone singing in ''Welsh'' about cheating Death and 'plunging headfirst into the afterlife'.
** In ''Halo 2''[='s=] "Delta Halo"/"Regret" missions, the Prophet of Regret can be heard [[ThemeTuneCameo chanting the series' theme]] in alien gibberish.
** ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' uses a creepy droning chant several times, including during Noble Six's LastStand.
* ''VideoGame/FreedomFighters'' features a lot of Ominous Russian Chanting in the more climactic parts of the game. This makes sense in two ways: the Russians are the ones that are invading the USA, and these songs are mostly based on the Soviet Army Choirs.
* The menus in ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' are accompanied by Ominous Greek Chanting.
* In the later games of the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' series, the tribal-sounding choral pieces that open the games are all in the Myst [[TheVerse Verse's]] fictional languages.
* ''VideoGame/MystIIIExile'' features its own language in the title song. Clips from it appear throughout the game at dramatic points.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''
** The game has a ''lot'' of Latin songs, but most of them aren't that ominous. Rather, the Latin chanting is more upbeat and action-oriented, though there are a few songs that get three out of three.
** Ironically, the song Godsibb from ''Xenosaga 3'' is not in latin, even though it sounds like it. In fact, itís not in any language. Itís three minutes, twenty three seconds of gibberish.
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''
** The second and third battles with Vergil in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'' feature battle music that ends in a foreboding chant, though it may not necessarily be in any specific language.
** Also present when you visit the Divine Statues scattered everywhere.
** Meanwhile, in the fourth game, Ominous Chanting (and not-so-Ominous Chanting) makes up a considerable portion of the soundtrack. Considering the game's CrystalDragonJesus themes, this makes perfect sense.
** The song "Stage Music 9 (Demon World) by Tetsuya Shibata, in the soundtrack for the game, begins with nothing but such chanting.
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar,'' appropriately, featured Ominous Greek Chanting that started up whenever something suitably spectacular came into view, Kratos killed a lot of things (or just one really ''big'' thing) or Kratos solved a puzzle... So, the whole game, yes.
* The score for ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'' is full of Ominous Latin Chanting.
* The whole soundtrack of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is peppered with Ominous Dragon Chanting, and whenever the Dragonborn levels up, comes upon a dragon, or Word Wall, variations of the theme begin playing. There's the title theme, "Prophecy of the Dragonborn", sung in The Dragon Language, as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2uyWOlKGcM Sovngarde]]. [[ConLang Translating]] the lyrics of the main theme reveals it's actually a rather upbeat song about how the hero will come to vanquish evil and save everyone.
* The indie title ''Larva Mortus'' is made of epic Latin orchestrals. The ambient tracks are not without chants, and the main theme and the boss fight music has lyrics composed of famous latin sayings(Si vic pacem parabelum, Acta Est Fabula, Etc). It's funny though, because the game is a simple horror themed top-down Shooter... One can take a guess on what most of the games budget was spended on.
* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' uses ominous chanting in its main menu, although there are no words. Just "Aaahhh ah-ah". The title theme of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' is similar, though with "Oh-oh-oh-oooooooooooooohhhhh") Likewise for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA34esuEcxE&t=50s some parts of the Chozo Ruins]].
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' has Ominous Latin Chanting in its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1y8bq_2X2g own title theme.]]
** The Lower Norfair theme from ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'', which is also used for Magmoor in ''Prime''. No words again, just "oh, oh, oh".
* ''[[VideoGame/FreeSpace Descent: Freespace]]'' had "Aaaahaaahs" in its cutscenes. ''Freespace 2'' ups the ante by having them in the [[VariableMix music played in action situations]], as well as in the briefing music right before an important battle).
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak'', among others in the series, has an example of this trope during the third fight against Thanatos. That it is the last boss fight in the game doesn't help either.
** The FinalBoss theme of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' has this too.
** The Zealots in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. The language is Spanish, but it's a romance language, and the words for death are similar. Either way, hearing an eerie leech-infested monk whisper the word "death" over and over is about as ominous as they come.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFZX8y9f50c Salazar]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDrvWAvsAI Saddler's]] boss battle themes both feature wordless ominous chanting; the former also has OminousPipeOrgan.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
** Ominous Italian Chanting is employed in the first game, namely during "Destati" ("Awakening") at the beginning, "Fragments of Sorrow" (End of the World's battle theme) and "Guardando nel Buio" ("Watching in the Dark", one of the final boss themes).
** ''[[KingdomHearts Kingdom Hearts II]]'' also had Ominous Chanting in three songs: The Organization XIII Theme and both the main and battle themes to The World That Never Was. It doesn't appear to be in any particular language, however.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'' use the traditional "Kyrie Eleison" chant for their menus. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' use another old Christian chant, "Key Largo".
** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles]]'' features the boss theme "Tues Deus Meus (in Manibus Tuis)"[[note]]this is, once again, a phrase from Christian texts, meaning "You are my God; in Your hands [I put my fate]"[[/note]], which remixes the fairly unremarkable "Dancing in Phantasmic Hell" from the original ''Rondo of Blood'' into an awesome, heart-thumping track with Latin vocals.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has "Aaaaaahhhhhhh"s in all three fights with Bowser.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' has this epic latin chanting in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmodD2IzsFA&feature=channel final battle music]]. It also has it in the normal [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT96Fx9GTdo Bowser theme]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKo4LWCzdkE Bowser's Lava Lair theme replacing part of the Bowser's Road music]].
** For those who thought that the "Bowser in the Dark World" theme from''Super Mario 64'' wasn't ominous enough, ''Galaxy 2'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdmMyDlx3dE remixed it]] with plenty of Latin chanting. There aren't any words, though, just lots of "Aaaah"s.
** ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' has it during [[spoiler:a VariableMix in the final AdvancingBossOfDoom once you get to the lava portion]].
** Dimentio's final BossRemix from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' has wordless chanting, with a strange, "jack-in-the-box" - like instrument playing eerie music over it. And [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=the+ultimate+show&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFoQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDd3y6Pci3g8&ei=I7XnT47tEqTg0QHVwpWJCg&usg=AFQjCNHz_2Wf7Q7T7MnqyubRfFvzg29Low here it is]].
** This is used in the Neo Bowser Castle Dream World theme from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', called 'Neo Bowser Sunrise' by the game itself. Gets kind of creepy when you speed up or slow down time, since the chanting gets higher or lower pitched too.
* ''VideoGame/TheBattleCats'' features O Fortuna as a boss theme for the [[TheJuggernaut Cyclones]] and [[ZergRush certain]] [[PhysicalGod Crazed Cats]].
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** The Fire Temple from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has Ominous Arab Chanting which was removed in later versions of the game because it was actually part of an Islamic prayer. The Shadow Temple also has an Ominous Chant of "aaaah -- uuuuuh -- ooooh"
*** There's also the ominous ''screaming'' that made up the Forest Temple's theme. That music by itself was nearly Nightmare Fuel just cause it made you so on edge.
*** The Song of Time was also chanted in the Temple of Time. No lyrics, just "Eeyaaah-eee-ee-yaaaah."
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' tacked on some disturbing chanting in its remix of Ganondorf's theme song.
** The boss theme of Beast Ganon in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' features chanting in form of "Enyaaa" all the time.
*** The intro music of ''Twilight Princess'' has Gregorian-type chanting.
** In the staircase of the Tower of Spirits in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''. It isn't added to the song right until you almost reached the top.
** This is also used for [[spoiler:the final Ghirahim battle and Demise]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' has this as part of [[BigBad Yuga's]] boss theme. As well as to a lesser extent in Lorule Castle. And the entire Sanctuary song is nothing but ominous chanting.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' uses chanting for the dungeon bosses, including the FinalBoss. The chanting is also used in the battle against Divine Beast Vah Ruta, itself a remix of [[WarriorPrince Prince Sidon's]] theme (as he's the one helping you out in that battle).
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' features Latin chanting in the final mission. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that [[spoiler: the mission takes place in the Vatican.]] The sequel, ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]'', takes place entirely within Rome and has even more chanting...and whispering in a few tracks.
* Used in the ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'' games when confronting the [[FinalBoss final type of each installment's disease]]:
** ''New Blood'' features it when the final form of Cardia is revealed. To be fair, it actually makes sense, since the lyrics are calling the virus to awaken and kill the world.
** Heard in ''Under the Knife 2'', on the Alethia missions.
** In ''Second Opinion'', on the first Savato mission (and thus, X-Missions one through six).
* The opening theme from ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders: the 2nd Runner'' is almost entirely made-up chanting (there's some actual English in there too), but [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome sounds awesome]] nonetheless. The song "Origin" (sampled in a lot of themes relating to [[BigBad Anubis]]) also has ominous gibberish being chanted (close examination of the audio files reveals that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp8uaRoRfa8 it's reversed Japanese]]).
* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' battlefield stage had an ominous chorus remix of the Pokémon theme.
* Subverted in ''Universe at War: Earth Assault'', where the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4qxigwu3kk Gregorian hymns]] are given to the AncientAstronauts and SealedGoodInACan Masari. The evil Hierarchy [[AutobotsRockOut get heavy metal instead]].
* Jedah Dohma's entrance theme in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} 3'' contains Ominous Latin Chanting. This seems appropriate, as Jedah is the Antichrist.
* ''VideoGame/TotalWar'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48DqBS0h25c This]] from ''VideoGame/MedievalTotalWar''.
** What better game to use this trope [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vniFlR54RXg than]] ''VideoGame/RomeTotalWar''?
* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet''
** The game apparently contained Ominous Arabic Chanting. Unfortunately, this got the game labelled as blasphemous by some Muslim leaders, and [[http://kotaku.com/5065076/littlebigplanet-faces-worldwide-recall-for-quran-references triggered a recall]] in order to remove the lyrics.
** It also has Nevsky's ''Battle on the Ice'' during the [[AnticlimaxBoss laughably easy]] final boss.
* The opening theme to ''VisualNovel/ElevenEyes'' has an Ominous Latin Chanting chorus in the background chanting the SevenDeadlySins. (''Superbia invidia ira acetia avarita...''). This is more than just Gratuitous Latin, though. The Seven Deadly Sins extend to the ThemeNaming of a very certain group of enemies that show up later in the game.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'': ''World at War'' features Ominous Russian Chanting in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeTW2MRUpes Red Army's theme]].
* The Final Ship Battle in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' had this.
* The whole soundtrack of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos Gate]]'' is this, it's awesome. Just listen to the stuff!
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f8EEk1TW5I Word Bearer's March.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrftOicdj7E Rebus Mortis Felix Mortis.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx61xeDV_60 Ultramarines' Chant.]]
* ''VideoGame/WarioLand: Shake It'' had minor Ominous Chanting during the escape music in the haunted house levels Bad Manor and Boogie Mansion.
* The music for ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures: Episode 2'''s final boss. Given the nature of the boss itself -- a giant Fruit Fucker -- one can only imagine what the lyrics mean!
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' has this. Latin chants begin the theme that plays while the final boss battle. They sound like a religious chant of sorts, which is rather fitting, given that Solaris is a god.
** ''Sonic'' games have been getting in on this lately. The final boss themes for ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', and ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' all have an ominous choir.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' loves this trope. Not that's a bad thing, in some cases, it works quite well, such as Gaul's theme in ''The Eternal Night'' (and the theme for the Destroyer level in ''Dawn of the Dragon'').
** Don't forget [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO3YyMUGFDE Malefor]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71kecDM71vY Battle]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T20zU97vFRY Themes!]]
* ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy'' had Latin chanting for the final boss and a block puzzle the size of Manhattan. Unfortunately, the chanting consists solely of a single phrase repeated over and over. It sounds cool, but "Hungary Bravara" doesn't actually sound too ominous.
* ''[[VideoGame/ArmoredCore Armored Core for Answer]]'' subverts this trope with the song "Scorcher", which plays a total of 3 times in the game (one of those times is For Answer's infamous ScrappyLevel, the Occupation of Arteria Carpals) -- it sounds like this trope at first, but it's actually English ("I can't go there, Find It! Pound It! I can't see clear, Stomp It! Beat It!"). Most of For Answer's songs are subversions, or rather, Ominous English Chanting. Only "Today" and the intro version "4 The Answer" are not in English. (Yes, even "Spirit of Motherwill" is in English.) Same goes for a LOT of VideoGame/ArmoredCore songs-- although, the jury's out on what those Lyrics actually are (and in some cases, questioning what they may be is a form of InternetBackdraft- case-in-point "Thinker" from VideoGame/ArmoredCore 4)
* ''VideoGame/ExaPico'': [[{{Fictionary}} It even has a language used solely for this purpose.]] In fact, ''anything'' can be done with this chanting: from attacking the enemies to remaking the world. The song [[VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica "METHOD_REPLEKIA/"]] is a good example of attacking an enemy; the moment you hear this song, their annihilation is assured to the wailing of a hundred epic bards.
* In ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Super Nova'', the song Xepher uses Ominous English Chanting, by a Japanese vocalist.
* The ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series generally includes a few songs with with some wordless singing in each title. "Pathos No. 7" and "Last World" from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' and "Hold You Back" from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'' consist of wordless choir singing.
** The original ''Disgaea'' had a track of the same name with the word "Armageddon" being chanted at various points, along with wordless chanting featuring heavily. Appropriate, considering [[HellInvadesHeaven the context]] the song appears in.
* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV''
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEVNDw90VyI Justinian of Byzantium's diplomacy theme]] certainly qualifies... unless they're singing in Greek...
** Beyond that, almost ''the entire Middle Ages soundtrack'' consists of ''real, honest-to-God'' Gregorian chant. Ruling your empire as Allegri's "Miserere"[[note]]Allegri's piece is somewhat misplaced, as Allegri flourished in the 17th century, well into and arguably past the Renaissance, but the "Miserere" is unquestionably in the style of Late Medieval polyphonic chant.[[/note]] plays is truly a strange experience.
** The opening theme to the second expansion pack ''Beyond the Sword'' consists of Ominous ''English'' Chanting[[note]]namely, lines from Walt Whitman's [[http://www.bartleby.com/142/183.html A Passage to India]] and Alfred Noyes' [[http://www.bartleby.com/266/60.html Prayer in the Time of War]][[/note]]. However, the previous expansion pack (Warlords) avoids this by using a Lebanese song sung in Arabic, while the original main theme more or less [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this by having the main theme in very non-ominous ''Swahili,'' while being a rendition of the legitimately latin Lord's Prayer, no less.
* The scenario music for The Medieval World ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwfMvrtgegg "Messe de Notre Dame]]) and [[HornyVikings Denmark's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dwOzOGwl-8 War Theme]], while the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdUzM7PIvNw menu music]] for the Gods and Kings expansion combines this with the OneWomanWail for contrast, while Brave New World features [[InvertedTrope Uplifting Latin Chanting.]] Also, several war themes feature ominous [insert language here] chanting, most notably Byzantium.
* Would you believe this trope can apply... to a ''boxing game''? There are "aaaaahhh"s in the music when you fight Soda Popniski in ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' for Wii.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}''
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7ECf_fph8 title theme]] from ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin Silent Assassin]]'', as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34LF8dYZVZw&fmt=18 Apocalypse]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I1nclEszgQ Hunter]] from ''Blood Money''.
** The rendition of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Ey8pm4-os Ave Maria]]'' from ''[[VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney Blood Money]]'', however, is more melancholy. [[spoiler:Also, SoundtrackDissonance, once 47 gets up and starts killing people.]]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urMYkDphlW8&feature=related main theme]] of ''[[VideoGame/HitmanContracts Contracts]]''.
* ''VideoGame/BlueDragon''
** "The Seal Is Broken" from the final boss fight. Not sure exactly what language the music that plays during the [[spoiler:Destroy]] battle is in, but it's ominous chanting. And Nobuo Uematsu is responsible for the game's music.
** ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'' takes this a step further. There's Ominous Japanese Chanting, and then, half-way through the song, ''Ominous Japanese Rapping'', and it is ''awesome''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGKMdG82rQ4 Ultramarines' Chant]] from ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar''. Only one part sounds [[CanisLatinicus like it could vaguely be Latin-ish]], the rest seems to be gibberish.
** That's clearly High Gothic, which is represented [[TranslationConvention in-universe]] by Latin mixed with English.
** The original ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' had a track simply named "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-6dKVNt1C4 Chant]]," which underscored your first encounter with the traitorous Chaos Marines. ''Dawn of War: Winter Assault'' introduced the excellent Imperial Guard Theme, and several variations. Most of these contain chanting of some sort.
** The soundtrack in the turn-based game ''Chaos Gate'' consists of almost nothing but this.
** Appropriately for the setting, many of the music tracks in ''Dawn Of War'' feature ominous High Gothic or Eldar chanting.
* ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' has a recurring theme known as "ICARO", a term for a shamanic song dealing with removing baneful spirits from a person, which is chanted thusly.
* The Zealot Ganados from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' like to walk around chanting Spanish words like "¡Cogedlo! ¡Cogedlo!" and "Morir es vivir, morir es vivir" in deep or breathy voiced just before, or during their attacks. "Morir es vivir" translates to "To die is to live" and "Cogedlo" means "Catch him".
* The soundtrack for ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' has a lot of Ominous German Chanting. Specific tracks include "Great Temple of Caerleon Medb:, "Wailing Capital Wald Uberlisterin", "Welcome to the World" and "Over the Mountains".
* For a budget shooting game, ''Starfighter Sanvein'' has this for its "Mine" stage. However, exactly ''because'' it is a budget game, the Latin chanting is just... keyboard synths. [[MundaneMadeAwesome But damn it if isn't]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS60_IJgv6A awesome]] (starts at 00:27).
* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilterTheOmegaStrain'' uses ominous chants in several musics. Most prominently in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB-O8ycsS7A Chechen terrorist]] theme, which is in Russian-sounding [[SingingSimlish Simlish]].
* In ''VideoGame/RType Final'', the FinalBoss music features an ominous Gregorian chant similar to the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' theme. No words. Also has [[OminousPipeOrgan ominous organ]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' has Ominous Japanese Buddhist Chanting in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHkTJTD2gvU the theme of Oni Island]], the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZhWwx9EOjQ Geisha Spider's battle music]], anywhere [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUcvju-c7ko this plays]] (that is, anywhere there is something evil), and anytime where you put your divinely lupine butt inside a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW5OKJ1292g cursed zone]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken 6}}'' has this trope everywhere, although not all of it is Latin. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWoSURPdvfk Azazel's Chamber]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnX-C879cSk Fallen Colony]] are the primary examples.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' has [[ChristianityIsCatholic Christian/Roman Catholic]] symbolism [[RuleOfSymbolism out the wazoo]], so it's only fitting that its soundtrack is all over this trope like jam on toast. The two best examples are the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV3wFRy23cY&feature=related Final Boss theme]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFPVWv7X0c4&feature=related fight against]] [[spoiler: Balder]]. Although the language used here isn't Latin, but a dead angelic language pioneered by a mathematician called Enochian.
* Ominous Enochian Chanting makes a return in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'', except here it's used mostly for demonic enemies (in particular Alraune, Whisperer of Insanity), while angelic enemies tend to lean more towards the EtherealChoir side of things.
* ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMax Sam and Max: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak]]'' Parodies this trope with pig latin.
* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'':
** German instead of Latin, but the same basic premise fuels the Opera-style music and singing in the towns for ''Heroes of Might and Magic II'', especially in the more villainous towns. The lyrics are quotes from either the Luther Bible, or Nietzsche.
** The lyrics ''are'' in Latin in Heroes of ''Might and Magic IV''. However, it's less ominous, since two of the tracks are those of good-aligned towns (and the remaining one is more about expressing craziness).
** The fifth game's main menu theme has lyrics from Dies Irae.
** Happens in some areas, mostly ones including temples, in the later games of the main series, too.
* The intro of ''[[VideoGame/GranTurismo Gran Turismo 4]]'' uses an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BDasfJ9dk8 orchestral version of "Moon over the Castle"]] with Italian chanting.
* The ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' series and several other historical grand strategy games made by Creator/ParadoxInteractive [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd6m5GGBBHw&feature=related have]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlfwzUr1nxM this]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PertvIw3BI&feature=related in spades]]. It's not always necessarily ominous, though.
* The first half of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM6iZvsoCJ0 "Xizor's Theme"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h65gqcbufmc&feature=related "The Destruction of Xizor's Palace"]], especially the part used in the Skyhook Battle, from ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheEmpire''.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' uses an ominous chorus chanting "Ghetsis" (or "[[{{Mondegreen}} Dennis]]") in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6qe7Q3nafg its final boss]].
** Multiple songs throughout the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' series incorporate wordless vocals of this style into them. Some examples include Mt. Thunder from ''Rescue Team'', and the Kyurem battle theme in ''Gates To Infinity''.
** The Guardian Deities battle in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has ominous ''Hawaiian'' chanting.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' has an extreme fondness for Ominous Demonese Chanting, as [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome exemplified by]] the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWlF7WAv7sw theme of Chaos]].
* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMgD_j8l78E&feature=PlayList&p=8408315C497E19C4&index=0 The BIONICLE Music]], played during the Toa Mata's battle against [[BigBad Makuta Teridax]] in the ''Mata Nui Online Game''.
* The final boss music in ''Super VideoGame/MeatBoy'' has this choir. The song is even called "Carmeaty Burana".
* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'':
** The game has the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhiGnj7QX2A Tank's theme]] which plays whenever the ten foot tall-muscle bound zombie that can kill you in one punch appears. Not actually Latin, just a bunch of "Ohhhh"s, but still.
** The Sacrifice campaign invokes this trope for the introduction music to the campaign, using nothing but ominous sounding "ooooooo"s as a foreshadow that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TB4yPaxoms one of the survivors will not make it by the end of the campaign.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53opJu5Qubs Drop Dead]] from ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' starts with a ''Carmina Burana''-style chant. Even better is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqX3sbDsB0U its remake]] from ''VideoGame/TwistedMetalBlack''. A few other ''Black'' musics also feature chanting.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'':
** The ''Fatalis'' Battle Theme from the original game is an example of this, albeit with an in-game language rather than latin. Found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PCVlaGcJNg here.]]
** The ''White Fatalis'' Battle Theme from ''Monster Hunter Dos'' is another example of this, found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orygj8FCLFg here.]]
** "Moonquake" from ''Monster Hunter Tri'' has Ominous ''Indonesian'' Chanting. Fitting, since you're fighting an Elder Dragon which the locals see as a ''god''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6XgnAYrQl8 intro movie]] of ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth II''. That is all.
* The final area in the first ''VideoGame/SilentScope'' has chanting reminiscent of ''Music/CarminaBurana''.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'':
** ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture'' has "Dignity", complete with this chanting, played in the mission before the final fight against Valentine's OneWingedAngel form. "Sorcery" also has this; just wordless.
** "Awe of She", Dizzy's theme from various other games in general, which, unlike "Dignity", is also rock/metal music and, like "Sorcery", also has no words.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':
** The series does this with all the final boss themes, like "Awakening the Chaos", "Endless Despair", and "Sword of Doom".
** Used in "Curse", a wordless song that plays when Take-mikazuchi fires its laser beam down on and destroys a random heirarchial city and when Hazama turns Noel into Mu all the while mocking her attempts to resist him.
** Used at the beginning of "RIOT", which plays on different occasions like when Rachel deflects Take-mikazuchi's blast to defend Kagutsuchi, when Hazama/Yuuki Terumi collects the souls of many Librarium soldiers to feed to the cauldron he is transforming Noel into Mu within, and in Noel's Gag Reel when the VideoGame/BlazBlue cast is ordering the Kagutsuchi puffer fish simmered in peppers and spices from Noel and Carl, who are currently running the restaurant as the current chef and waiter.
** [[spoiler:Terumi's True Form, Susano'o's Theme "MUST DIE" has in a variant of Japanese style. Fitting for the Japanese God.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'':
** The game features "Dark Purple Moonlight", the theme for [[LadyOfWar Grolla's]] stage, "Dark Purple Moon ~ Dance of the Moon ~ Rebirth", the theme played when Spiritia talks with Grolla, when you encounter her [[TheGrimReaper now-undead grandfather Raimund]], and in the options and replay sections of Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert, and "Fighting Eternally", the theme when you fight [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Graf Michael Sepperin]]. All three have no words, just "Aahh-aahh-aahh".
** Zorne's talk theme "Sinner" mixes this chanting with heavy metal, orchestra, and [[OminousPipeOrgan church organ sounds]], making it one of the most ominous songs in Rosenkreuzstilette. Strangely enough, it centers on such a short-tempered, impulsive, and moody young girl who would do anything for her adoptive father, and not on a true villain of the {{Doujin}} franchise like [[spoiler:Iris, her adoptive sister]].
* ''VideoGame/ReturnToKrondor'' has ''five'' music tracks that can qualify as this. The first track plays whenever the Tear of the Gods appears, even though the chanting in the tracks sounds more peaceful than ominous. The second track, which definitely sounds like a singing church choir, plays when the characters fight against a demon, death nagas, and shadows. The third track, which has some choir singing in it, plays when a group of vampires are finally vanquished and in one battle when [[spoiler: a fake priest revives dead townspeople as zombies]]. The fourth track, containing some ominous chanting, plays when a vision of an evil wizard opening a portal for a dark god is shown and when one character has a nightmare of his murdered girlfriend. The fifth track, consisting entirely of ominous chanting, plays during some fights in the second last chapter and during a fight with [[spoiler: a dragon soul]] in the final chapter.
* ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}'': 90% of the soundtrack is ominous chanting, and the other 10% falls under EtherealChoir or OneWomanWail.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' has Knights of the Holy Lance, which happens to play towards the end, where [[spoiler: Hitler]] is summoned, oh boy oh boy, along with anytime you fight a Longinus 13 member.
* ''Creator/{{Falcom}}'' examples:
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S115prt7QJE Revival of the Ark/Return of the Great Vortex]]" from ''VideoGame/YsVITheArkOfNapishtim'', whose chanting [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong sounds similar to]] "O Fortuna". "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M92ua6FoXyQ Collapse of the Ark]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcmaXRxr9uw Zeme's Protection]]" also uses it. All are [[AwesomeMusic awesome]].
** ''Ys Origin'' has a remix of II's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6yLoUNzqmQ Termination]]". It's actually Ominous English Chanting, but with the thick accents it's hard to tell without reading the lyrics sheet.
** In spite of the game's modest budget, ''Falcom'' scraped together a full quire for the climactic scene when [[spoiler:Weisman releases the Aureole and by extention, the Liber Ark]] at the end of the [[ArcNumber seventh]] chapter of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky Trails in the Sky]]'' as "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maDSLL6uTAUUnleashed Greatest Treasure]]" harolds its return. The lyrics are faux-Latin, though no less awesome because of it. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9F20XEwurM&t=2m17s Evolution version]] in the Vita remakes has an extended bridge with the quire chanting "Aureole, Aureoeli Aureola", further emphasizing the religious undertones. And because nothing says final boss like an ominous quire, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1GhOzlGXQk The Merciless Savior]] contains a suitably epic reprise of the series' {{Leitmotif}}s.
** The final boss theme from ''[[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Trails of Azure]]'' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8CmfRgxvVQ The Azure Arbitrator]]" is also in English, though the lyrics aren't officially known. Still fantastic music, regardless.
* Slightly subverted for the final boss theme from ''VideoGame/DeathSmiles IIX''. Never before has a latin chanting final boss theme sounded so jolly and happy.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' this trope is applied for the two themes when the party battles the final boss [[spoiler: Zanza]], as well as during a cutscene just before [[spoiler: Meyneth/Fiora]] battles him earlier.
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has a lot of English lyrics in its songs, but it's not really chanting. The chanting comes in the form of wordless chants for the game's main theme, and some German chanting for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Nez_ZRw8Q&t=1m30s primary boss theme]].
* ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis4'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=notU3U2vqfA main theme]]. Better, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpalJXuNwpQ final battle music]].
* ''VideoGame/MediEvilResurrection'' gets its own in the Hilltop Mausoleum level.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', taking Influence from Myth/HinduMythology and UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}}, has Ominous Buddhist[=/=]Hindu chanting, with a few tracks like these:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s76NZWUFchk Septentrion Fleet]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBuJ8UgVt34 Solemn]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99DEjXDrB1k Asura unleashed]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcE9vM4tmWg Theme of the Seven Deities]]
** And probably a few more.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIuuUw-r3dQ main theme]] of the ''Infinite Dungeons'' DownloadableContent campaign for the first ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights''.
* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'':
** The game has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7W6fIm7jiE Enmity of the Dark Lord]], the song that plays during [[spoiler: the Satan boss fight]]. Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba5vrK6xYNE Lament of the Angel]], the [[spoiler:Cathedral's]] background music.
** ''Rebirth'' adds several themes: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1NLigOmsWA Hericide]]", the new theme for [[spoiler:the Satan fight]]; "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uWjOwDsn-U Everlasting Hymn]]", background music for the Cathedral; "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyna4f_SPD8 Infanticide]]", the Cathedral's boss fight; and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zceNWFFluY Ascension]]", for the boss of the Chest.
* The Final Mission music in ''VideoGame/PN03'' uses a Tuvan throat singing sample.
* The ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR]]'' series, notably the [[VideoGame/FEAR2ProjectOrigin second game]], occasionally uses Gregorian or tribal chanting samples.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' uses this, e. g. during Samara's recruitment mission. There are also staccato "Ahhs" during the Suicide Mission which build up in the latter half.
* The [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eM_GqBnq-s opening]] to [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]]'s ''Star Ixiom''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcBVf5Nq-To [=PotatOS=]' Lament]], a haunting song sung by [=GLaDOS=]'s voice actress Creator/EllenMcLain. WordOfGod says the lyrics are completely wrong and don't mean anything. Just proves Ellen can sing complete gibberish and still sound awesome.
* ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma''. Epic chanting with a heart pounding drumbeat and an electric guitar for emphasis. And this is only the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp2fkcxlDgw miniboss theme!]]
* Parodied in the final sequence of ''VideoGame/LegoCityUndercover''. The music for that part has a choir that chants [[TitleDrop "LEGO, LEGO, LEGO // CI- TY, CI- TY."]] However, it doesn't make it any less awesome.
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain Soul Reaver'' features Ominous Hebrew Chanting in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFJGJ4pu9gA‎ Credits track]].
-->"''Ishkokum Mes Mos Of She'res''"[[note]]"Clever man, child of the dead winged creature"[[/note]]
* Played with in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and Obelix: XXL 2'' which uses male Latin choirs and orchestral music during mass battles with legionaries, but singing in a distinctly pop/indie-rock style rather than the expected classical style or OneWomanWail. This fits the series AnachronismStew feel and the fact that Romans in the ''Asterix'' comics are rarely very intimidating. It's still played straight in some other tracks, which have a lot of pounding brass and ''ego sum victorium'' and ''ego sum glorium'' going on. These vocals are pitched down to a point where they sound like a silly cartoon choir rather than a real one, doubtlessly intentional.
* The updated version of the final boss theme in ''Videogame/EtrianOdyssey [[VideoGameRemake Untold]]'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrhGP73mHFc "Throne of Creation"]].
** Unlike the instrumental used in-game, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNTH5K1Tuw super arranged version]] of ''IV'''s final/bonus boss theme features lyrics from ''Dies Irae''.
* All boss themes in ''VideoGame/PandorasTower'' are of this type. Notably, all of them except that of the FinalBoss are the same, but the voices are different (the first version is sung by men, the second by women and the third by all singers).
* Deathborn from ''[[VideoGame/FZero F-Zero GX]]'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gy4IRn291k ominous...something chanting]] in his {{Leitmotif}}, in addition to the [[GutturalGrowler sinister, guttural vocals]] present in Black Shadow and Blood Falcon's themes.
* The 2013 ''KillerInstinct'' masterfully creates a terrifying vibe with ''swedish'' chanting in [[DemBones Spinal]]'s theme.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' updated the Void background music to include this in 15.6 to better reflect the nature of the Orokin as {{Precursors}}.
* At one point in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' the group is trying catch and confront a rogue [[spoiler: Komaeda]], bursting into a room they believe he's in, only to be confronted with a pitch-black room blaring [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLaiZTOGTkA&list=PLU4ktq2pWONvsyBd_LrTVX8Et-gp0th4a&index=65 ominous choir music]] from a nearby mp3 player. [[spoiler: Turns out the music was there to draw attention from the room catching fire as part of Komaeda's elaborate assisted suicide ploy.]] The music returns later when [[spoiler: Hinata is confronted with his true identity as Ultimate Hope (and Despair) Izuru Kamukura.]]
* ''VideoGame/TelepathTactics'' features this in its final boss music.
* ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'' uses ominous wordless chanting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AReQDiyfhFw when Kuro attacks]].
* Featured prominently in ''VideoGame/RaidenV'''s soundtrack. Special mention goes to the final stage theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX3vEQ-KQvs Crystal of Abyss]].
* ''VideoGame/ChaosLegion'' 's soundtrack is peppered with plenty of chantings.
* ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDPftQZfh58 boss]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIWp5aQTJ1w battle]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC-j1ObfrMo themes]] all feature [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic very epic]] Latin chants, which are unfortunately absent from the official soundtrack release.
* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Virgo Serena, the music that is played on the title screen and in World C.
* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' has the theme of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkq8ttUxgvc The Dark Lord]], [[spoiler:and also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJyZVcRRzUU the theme of the Darker Lord]], which is a creepy remix of the Great Sage's theme]].
* Of all games, ''[[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} Hey! Pikmin]]'' features this during the three versions of the music playing against the [[FinalBoss Berserk Leech Hydroe]], the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UqVC4CPnuE third phase]] using this trope the most.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h38zN_vF_dQ Acolytes Of A New God]], the theme of the Cathedral. It's reused in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' in various locations, most notably the Angel cave of Zion Valley, where you first meet Joshua Graham aka [[spoiler: The Burned Man]].
** ''VideoGame/Fallout4 Far Harbor'' has "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZePVyL2uEU The Children Of Atom]]" for both the cult of the same name and their headquarters on Mount Desert Island, the The Nucleus (formerly Mount Desert Island Naval Facility). The song has [[DroneOfDread a heavy and foreboding drone]] punctuated by bells and a chant, seemingly performed by one of the Children of Atom himself.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** It has Agent Carolina's theme, which features Ominous Italian Chanting:
--->''Morte ai nostri nemici'' (death to our enemies)\\
''Morte ai nostri nemici'' (death to our enemies)\\
''La tua guerra e persa'' (your war is lost)\\
''Non puoi distruggere'' (you can not destroy us)
** Several of the Meta's combat themes contain the phrase "Plagam Extremam Infligere!", which is Latin for "[[ExtremeMeleeRevenge Inflicting Extreme Wounds]]", or more loosely, "Bloody Murder".
* Subverted and parodied in ''WebAnimation/TheLazerCollection 5''. The {{leitmotif}} of Doctor Octogonapus's HumongousMecha sounds like this but is actually just "Oh shit! Holy shit!"
* ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers'' has this sort of music as much of the score, especially in battle scenes.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' uses "O Fortuna" to underscore a poster of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' after Tristan predicts that [[MemeticMutation "in the future, card games will be played on motorbikes."]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Also toyed with in the now-defunct ''Webcomic/RPGWorld''. As the heroes infiltrate the BigBad's headquarters for the final battle, they ride an elevator that plays "creepy chanting Latin chorus" music. The lyrics are a modified version of OneWingedAngel.
* Similarly, ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' has the villain transforming into his OneWingedAngel form, and the first thing he says is, "Cue the choir."
* [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2005/03/19/episode-529-the-beast-in-the-cave/ This strip]] of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' combines this trope with UnsoundEffect with hilarious results.
* As with many other tropes, ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on this one when [[spoiler: Vaarsuvius makes a [[DealWithTheDevil Deal with the Fiends]].]] In this case, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0635.html an actual choir is seen]] singing "Bunkus! Nonsuch! Gibberos! Gobbleygoos!" just to the side of the main action. According to one of the [[spoiler:fiends]], the choir consists of dead paedophiles who are "[snipped] fresh every morning so they keep that high pitch." Because it "just isn't the same without someone chanting faux latin in the background".
* ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'': Sounds of distant ethereal [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=675 chanting!]] And somewhat more disgruntled ethereal [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=678 chanting!]]
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/NotQuiteDailyComic'': when [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?361 Malène attacks]] with Ominous English Chanting (Handel's ''Hallelujah''), Amaranthe [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?362 strikes back]] with more devastating chanting (Händel's ''Dixit Dominus''). The Ominous Greek that settles the fight has the impact of a [[NukeEm small nuke]].
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' sees Ennesby program thousands of repairbots to [[http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20091013.html sing "O Fortuna" in unison]]. {{Lampshaded}} by Kevyn, who urges him to pick a less-frightening song. Ennesby then chooses [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor The Macarena]] (or the FutureImperfect version thereof).
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
** With its wide variety of music, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005579 was bound to get into this territory one of these days.]] Warning, minor spoilers in that link.
** [[http://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/calamity This]] ''seems'' to be Ominous Latin Chanting... until you listen more closely. [[spoiler:They're just repeating [[CanisLatinicus Warhammer Of Zillyhoo]]. For the curious, the actual Latin would be ''malleum zilīhūs''.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebVideo/DoomHouse'', this trope accompanies the evil doll wherever it goes or wherever it dispenses forth its horrific evil. Given that the soundtrack of ''Doom House'', and its sequel ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvbbrolCuNk Mood House]]'', is lifted directly from ''Film/TheOmen'', this makes sense.
* The "You Are Mighty" website, currently at [=FillInTheBlank.You.Are.Mighty.Aninote.com=] (put whosever name you want to flatter in place of [=FillInTheBlank=], uses looped ominous Latin chanting in the background. Very '''loud''' ominous Latin chanting.
* Ominous chanting can be heard in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' music tracks "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0P7LQwu2xY Divine Intervention]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0frMSjt1rc Eye to Eye]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIhAjFOHQtE Redemption]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZrvDcQ2h5k&list=UUOJFwFMcmgM8RTOIAyl5MtA Internal Confrontation]]", and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwf6M0bl1xA The End of All Things]]", courtesy of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', ''[[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay Conker: Live & Reloaded]]'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', ''[[Music/{{Nightwish}} Imaginaerum]]'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''[[Music/ESPosthumus Unearthed]]'', ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion 2.0]]'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', and more.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''DarthWiki/TheGingerverse'' TV show The World of Ginger, there is not so ominous German singing in the second version of Dana von Franke's song, Vibrant Tulips.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** Parodied in the episode "Damien", the son of Satan's arrival in town is accompanied by a choir of voices chanting "Rectus Dominus Cheesy Poofs" -- which is obviously supposed to be CanisLatinicus for "Ass Master, Cheesy Poofs" can actually be translated as "Straight master, Cheesy Poofs".
** The episode "Fantastic Easter Adventure", which spoofs both ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' and the Easter holiday, featured a [[CanisLatinicus pseudo-Latin]] version of "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" that memorably includes the phrase "Hippitus, Hoppitus".
** "Britney's New Look" had the ''characters'' chanting ominous Latin.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'' have a humorous take on this when an episode has a secret conspiracy Christopher Walken look-alike. His appearance was preceded by chanting of an incongruous group of words, always ending in "Lactose!" I.E. "Rialto, Ontario, Gluteus Maximus, LACTOSE!"
* A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' parody of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' set at a fast food restaurant featured Sephiroth make his entrance with the background music being a parody of One Winged Angel but with the chorus chanting "HAMBURGER! HAMBURGER!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "Mega Muriel the Magnificent", ''Ode to Joy'' plays whenever Muriel, possessed by Courage's DeadpanSnarker computer, attempts a death-defying stunt in front of a crowd of spectators. Could also be an example of SoundtrackDissonance, considering ''Ode to Joy's'' melody is, for lack of better wording, joyous. On the other hand, since Muriel pulls off some [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pretty awesome stuff]], it does fit a bit.
* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Gaz, Taster of Pork" featured cues of a chorus singing "Pork! Pork! Pork!" and later, "Piggy-piggy-piggy-piggy...". Spoofed additionally with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcIbWmO75P4 "Meats of Evil."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** [[spoiler:The Lion Turtle's appearance]] is heralded by ominous Chinese chanting of the Pure Land Buddhist prayer mantra "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nianfo Nianfo".]] [[spoiler: He's not a bad guy though. Just old, wise, mysterious, a bit scary, and ''very'' big.]]
** The same chant appeared on two other occasions: once when Roku came back on the Winter Solstice to kick some Fire Nation ass, and another time when Aang fused with the Ocean Spirit to form a spectacular OneWingedAngel and kick some ''more'' Fire Nation ass.
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when Marge recalls that she [[OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby accidentally had a single drop of wine while pregnant with Bart]]. As the foetus acquires spiky hair and a devilish expression, the Background Music plays an Ominous Chant of "[[CatchPhrase Ay Caramba!]]"
* The title theme music to the animated ''WesternAnimation/SilverSurfer'' series had Latin-sounding singing interspersed at ominous points against the instrumental background.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': "O Fortuna" plays during a suspenseful scene in which Francine nearly walks in on Stan's [[ADateWithRosiePalms date with Rosie Palms]]. Doubles as CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* In the 2003 version of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', the Shredder has his own self-titled (as shown on the TMNT 2003 cartoon website) music that plays whenever he appears as his fully-armored alias. It uses wordless chanting of this type at both the beginning and at the end whenever it's played, unless it's shortened for some occasions. There are also other different variations of this ominous tune, and on some occasions, this tune and some of its variations also use the Japanese samurai-inspired "yoo" sound.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Mysterio's spells are all Latin, however they are nonsense phrases when translated. They sure sound ominous though.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
---> Bacteria! It all began with one!\\
Bacteria! Two is what we then become!\\
Bacteria! Each of us becomes two more!\\
Bacteria! We become stronger than before!\\
Bacteria! We keep growing at this rate!\\
Bacteria! No longer shall we wait!\\
Bacteria! As our plan unfolds!\\
Bacteria! We will take over the world! (Rocky sprays the toilet bowl with disinfectant)
** "The Job" featured ominous ''pizza topping'' chanting (because Richard got a job delivering pizza [[spoiler:which was destroying the universe]]).
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. During the episode "Babel", Terry experiences a flashback to the death of his father. Throughout the flashback, Gregorian chant ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pange_Lingua_Gloriosi_Corporis_Mysterium the Pange Lingua]]) is interspersed with the show's usual rock background music.
* ''WesternAnimation/ArgaiTheProphecy'': Both the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ow_nhivzk opening]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uGRSOwvEP0 ending]] credits.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' - the chanting is usually saved for the more epic moments. The most recurring occurence is in "Prime Finale", notably used during Optimus Prime and Megatron's first battle, and Starscream using the Energon Harvester on a hapless Vehicon. Another, very dramatic use of chanting occurs as [[spoiler: the ''Nemesis'' prepares to fire on the Autobot base as Optimus moves to destroy the Groundbridge inside.]] This is also used in a book end as the same piece of chanting is used [[spoiler: as a reformatted Optimus prepares to destroy Darkmount's fusion cannons a few episodes later]].
* The Inquisitor from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' has music like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItpYeadX-vk
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' features an episode centred on the REGIS Mk V, a planet-destroying GreyGoo machine voiced by Creator/MichaelDorn that is accompanied by something reminiscent of ''O Fortuna'' whenever it's on screen. Combined with its endless stream of {{Badass Boast}}ing, and the fact that Coop couldn't defeat it simply by smashing it, this type of music is very appropriate.