- The night is long
And the path is dark
Look to the sky
For one day soon
The dawn will come.—Choral reprise for "The Dawn Will Come", Dragon Age: Inquisition
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Anime & Manga
- "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from Les MisÚrables.
- "Into the Fire" from The Scarlet Pimpernel.
- "A Spark Inside Us" gets used throughout The Princess and the Goblin to both repel goblins and embolden the heroes.
- "Men of Harlech" from Zulu. (And, for that matter, the Zulus' singing.)
- The reprise of "The World Will Know" from Newsies.
- Owing to their vaguely Scottish roots, Gaunt's Ghosts would often march to battle to the sound of space-bagpipes. Indeed, before he was commissioned, this was Brin Milo's official job, and even afterwards he remained the best. It's noted that the enemy, and sometimes other Imperial Guard regiments, tended to view it as a Drone of Dread instead.
- The Lord of the Rings: Samwise, alone in an enemy fortress, having come to a dead end while trying to find and rescue Frodo, starts to sing without even knowing why. Simple rhymes and children's songs quickly give way to this:
Though here at journey's end I lie in darkness buried deep,
beyond all towers strong and high, beyond all mountains steep,
above all shadows rides the Sun and Stars for ever dwell:
I will not say the Day is done, nor bid the Stars farewell.
Live Action TV
- "Walk Through the Fire" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Musical Episode, "Once More, With Feeling".
- "Yo Way Oh" from Lexx, also known as "The Fight Song of the Brunnen-G". The lyrics are in in the (fictional) language of the (fictional) Brunnen-G, but a translation exists and it basically amounts to a call to battle, a declaration of what is worth fighting for (one's home and heart), and a vow to win or die but always as a Warrior Poet. Traditionally sung before (or during) a hopeless battle or Heroic Sacrifice.
- Game of Thrones. Sansa leads the women of the Red Keep in a song during the Battle of Blackwater when Stannis Baratheon's army is battering down the city gates and the Queen Regent walks out on them.
- "Light Up the Night" by The Protomen.
- As well as "The Fall".
- Theme to Fire Emblem.
- Several songs from Final Fantasy IX, such as Those Whom I Must Protect and You Are Not Alone.
- GONG from Super Robot Wars Alpha 3. The song that gives our heroes the courage to stand up against the LITERAL God of Death and is sung by EVERY SINGLE MECHA PILOT FROM EVERY SINGLE SIGNIFICANT MECHA SERIES IN THE HISTORY OF ANIME. Yeah, it is that badass
- The Microwave Scene in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots can be seen in here , Tear Jerker included.
- The Darkest Hour in Dragon Age: Inquisition after the Herald of Andraste nearly dies buying the rest of the Inquisition to escape from Haven before Corypheus wipes them out is ended when Mother Giselle starts singing a chantry hymn titled "The Dawn Will Come". Everyone else starts singing too, posing in reverence to the Herald.
- In The Simpsons episode "Bart's Comet", Ned Flanders faces his apparent death at the comet by singing "Que Sera Sera", which unsettles the Springfield residents who kicked him out of his own shelter. When they all decide to leave and face the comet together, they join Flanders in the song creating an impressive chorus.
- Played with in Batman: The Brave and the Bold with AQUAMAN'S Rousing Song of Heroism.
AQUAMAN: (to Captain Atom) You don't look roused.