->'''Students:''' Hail to the bus driver, bus driver, bus driver...
->'''Seymour Skinner:''' ...yes. Hail to the bus driver. Bus driver man.
-->-- From ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[note]]after Otto is the school bus driver again.[[/note]]

Sibling to the DarkReprise, only it's the [[EvilTwin Good Twin]] [[CainAndAbel of the pair.]] While a DarkReprise is a dark, ominous version of a previous song, the Triumphant Reprise is just the opposite -- an earlier song, especially one with either a neutral or [[VillainSong downright]] [[HeroicBSOD dark]] tone, redone in an uplifting, dramatic, and ''victorious'' form. Frequently used as a ThemeMusicPowerUp. This also tends to happen to an IWantSong -- it turns from that to an "I Got What I Wanted Song."

Is ''quite'' prone to being both [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic awesome]] and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], and frequently used for ClimacticMusic and for EarnYourHappyEnding stories.


* While the ending theme of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' and Nagisa's {{leitmotif}} ''Dango Daikazoku'' (Big Dango Family) is already fairly happy, though for some reason has a tint of TearJerker, the Triumphant Reprise ''Chiisana Te no Hira'' (The Palm of a Tiny Hand) that plays at the climax of the series ramps the heartwarming up to eleven.
* The music in the final episode of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRF4Rz8vhJk Love Conservative]]" (spoilers), since it's played during [[spoiler:Simon and Nia's wedding]], reprises both [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Y_3ipqugA Nia's]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Wohpd8TxE Simon's]] themes.
* In the ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' anime Princess Margret's song "No one's happier than I" is given a reprise after the villains are defeated.
* In the final episode of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', we hear two separate triumphant reprises of the opening theme, titled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKy7PnjsDX8 The Heady Feeling of Freedom]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWEt_VgLOWY Good, Or Don't Be]]" respectively. Though these aren't typical of the Triumphant Reprise - they're much more mellow and calming arrangements of what is normally a passionate and driving theme song.
* The final battle of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' is capped off by the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H1yTmrrAFs Nyan Nyan Service Medley]], which is practically every song from the series strung together into a single, continuous seven and a half minutes of awesome.
* The song that plays over the credits of the final episode of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is "Rose and Release," a catchy, upbeat version of the show's main theme.
* ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' combines this with LastEpisodeThemeReprise during the final epic battle between Sei and Reiji's Build Strike Gundam and Meijin Kawaguchi's Amazing Gundam Exia, the first theme plays in all of its glory!
* PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion has a lighter flute reprise of Sayaka's theme ''Decretum'' mixed into the music of the climatic last battle as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TtGq4sNmMw#t=38s here]]. It plays when she [[spoiler: summons Oktavia von Seckendorff]] showing hows she's managed to accept and overcome her despair.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': There are a few examples:
** The slightly melancholy chorus of the InsertSong 'The Reluctant Heroes' returns as a stirring {{Leitmotif}} in several other pieces on the soundtrack, including 'Ri-body-ki-motion' and 'counter*attack-mankind'.
** The slightly sad and calm melody of 'eye-water' comes back as a victorious (but equally melancholic) theme in 'Call Your Name' a few times during the anime.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': One of the original themes, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyQwZob0Ark Memories]]", is a slow and melancholic track that plays during a couple of the series' most emotional moments. Towards the ending, this theme is used in the RepriseMedley "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS-i9Psu7gU End of the Storm]]", where it takes a significantly more uplifting, if still slightly melancholic, tone. [[note]]It appears around the 1:15 mark.[[/note]]
* An interesting example occurs in Chapter 2 of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/InBrightestDay In Brightest Day]]. Right after gaining the Green Lantern Ring, Applejack is confronted by Ruby, Mitta, and a recently corrupted Granny Smith. During the fight the trio proceeds to sing their VillainSong [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries?from=Main.SonicStorybookSeries "With Me"]] to further hammer in how hopeless her situation is and how she should just surrender. However at certain points of the song Applejack sings her own lyrics during the fight, and eventually takes over the entire song near the end, having it pertain to the fact that she won't surrender as she successfully defeats the trio.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Movies from the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon often end with a chorus reprising one of the songs to reinforce its theme (which in most cases has to do with dreams coming true). Some of them also have triumphant reprises somewhere in the middle.
** ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' ends with the prince taking Snow White to his castle, to the accompaniment of "Some Day My Prince Will Come."
** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' has "When You Wish Upon a Star" sung again after Pinocchio becomes a real boy.
** The crows' song "When I See an Elephant Fly" in ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' is initially mocking and snarky. Then when Dumbo actually flies, the song becomes celebratory and triumphant.
** When Disney/{{Bambi}} inherits the title of, "Great Prince of the Forest," he stands majestically on a cliff (like his father did near the beginning of the movie), while "Love is a Song" plays again.
** "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" plays at Disney/{{Cinderella}}'s wedding.
** In ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', after Philip slays Maleficent and awakens Aurora, he and Aurora waltz to a reprise of "Once Upon a Dream". Aurora's IWantSong, "I Wonder", also receives an instrumental replay right before it.
** In ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', the song "Goodbye So Soon" was recorded by Ratigan in a mocking tone as Basil and Dawson are in his trap. The song is sung by a chorus in a more upbeat tone during the credits.
** ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' ends with [[BillyJoel Dodger]] once again singing "Why Should I Worry?", this time with the rest of the gang sans Oliver joining him in the song.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' ends on a reprise of [[IWantSong "Part of Your World"]], with altered lyrics to reflect that Ariel finally got her wish. Even before this, Ariel sings a reprise of "Part of Your World" after rescuing Eric in which she declares that someday she ''will'' be part of his world. And a planned ending had Ariel walking onto the beach transformed into a human singing another TriumphantReprise of "Part of Your World", which would have segued into the end scene.
** In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the music for the Beast's TransformationSequence is a triumphant version of the Prologue music, and the film proper ends with a choral reprise of the title song. The ScreenToStageAdaptation's finale also includes a reprise of "If I Can't Love Her".
** One of the {{Cut Song}}s from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is a HappilyEverAfter version of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owlTdmrqvGM Arabian Nights]]". The final cut of the film does contain a reprise of "A Whole New World," while the reprise of "Arabian Nights" was instead used in ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''.
*** The ScreenToStageAdaptation reinstated both that and the other three reprises, as well as the cut verses of the main song and extending the "Whole New World" reprise slightly.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has a Triumphant Reprise of "This Is Halloween" when Jack returns after his troubled stint as Santa Claus. The lyrics are changed to "Jack is Back!," but the tune is still alike.
*** The very end of the finale has a reprise of "Sally's Song" in which Jack finally reciprocates Sally's feelings.
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ends with a reprise of "Circle of Life", to represent Simba's story coming full circle as he becomes a father.
** At the end of ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', "Farewell" is a solemn but triumphant reprise of "Colors of the Wind."
** In Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' [[EnsembleDarkHorse Clopin]] reprises "The Bells of Notre-Dame". What makes it powerful is the SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} that happens just before where the little girl hugs Quasi. Also the orchestration of it, and Paul Kandel's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome repeat of his incredibly high note]] in the first incarnation of the song.
*** In the {{cut song}} "As Long as There's a Moon" the introduction was performed over a playful version of "The Court of Miracles".
** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' has one of "Go The Distance" after Hercules speaks to his father and sets out to become a hero.
** "I'll Make a Man out of You (Reprise)" from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''. Originally sung during the film's TrainingMontage, this song is sung during the scene where Mulan and her teammates are shown infiltrating the Palace as an attempt to rescue the Emperor of China from being assassinated by the Huns, while dressed up ''as women.'' This is despite the fact that [[RecursiveCrossdressing Mulan was a woman dressed as a man already.]]
** ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' ends on a short Triumphant Reprise of the opening song, "Two Worlds". Now that Jane and her father live in the jungle, there really ''are'' two worlds living together.
** "Epilogue" from ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'', which is essentially a reorchestrated version of "The Egg Travels."
*** During the climax of the film, there's "Stand Together!" (a reprise of "Raptors/Aladar Meets the Herd", the music played when [[ExactlyWhatitSaysontheTin Aladar and the lemurs are attacked by Velociraptors and subsequently being rescued by the Herd]]) which is played during the scene when Aladar fights [[BigBad the Carnotaurus.]]
** ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' opens with "Perfect World" which, while upbeat, foreshadows the [[PrideBeforeAFall problems ahead]]; it's a pean to Emperor's unchecked ego: ''And this perfect world will spin''/ ''Around his every little whim'' / '''Cause this perfect world begins and ends with [[strike:him]] ME!'' By the end of the film the Emperor has undergone harrowing troubles, found true friends and the Triumphant Reprise of "Perfect World" [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments becomes]]: ''A perfect world begins and ends with us''!
** In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', there's an amazing reprise of Jim's solar-surfing {{Leitmotif}} from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uhwotthHLU 12 Years Later]] when he puts his ChekhovsSkill to good use in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5hdOA-K0Sc Jim Saves The Crew]].
** ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' reprises the chorus to "Barking at the Moon" at the very end before the credits.
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has Tiana sing a reprise of "Down In New Orleans" while celebrating the opening of hers and Naveen's restaurant.
** ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' reprises Rapunzel's IWantSong after she leaves her tower for the first time.
*** There's also her reprise of "The Healing Incantation" when she heals Flynn's hand, changing it from the greedy, self-centered VillainSong it had been introduced as - although in this case, it's the first time the full song is sung properly, after two instances of only the first verse and one instance of being sped up almost past the point of intelligibility.
** ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' actually uses its reprise in a twisted way, as it triumphantly plays the BigBad's fairly dark {{leitmotif}} as [[spoiler:he's being drawn to his death against his will]].
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': The reprise of "For the First Time in Forever" starts this way, as Anna tries to assure Elsa that she understands why she shut herself off for much of their childhood and that she will always be there for her. But it quickly turns into a DarkReprise when Elsa discovers that she threw her kingdom into EndlessWinter; her fear begins to overtake her until she lashes out, accidentally freezing her sister's heart.
*** "Eatnemen Vuelie" plays at the beginning of the movie, mainly to set the tone of the film. It can be heard again [[spoiler: after Anna's [[HeroicSacrifice Act of Love]] thaws her frozen heart, and Elsa, through her love for Anna, summons the strength she needs to restore her kingdom]].
*** Another Triumphant Reprise is the "Epilogue" track, which is a reprise of "For The First Time in Forever" and "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman". For the first time in forever, [[spoiler: Anna finally has the bond with her sister she had been seeking for years. Note that they're skating together with Olaf, just like in their introduction.]]
**** There actually [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was going to be]] a sung reprise of "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman" at the end, but [[CutSong it was cut.]]
* Played with and played straight in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''. As Sam and Flint prepare to enter the meateroid, Brent asks what he can do, and after he is told he can be "President of the Backseat", a mocking trumpet version of the Baby Brent Sardines jingle plays. Later, when he is [[TookALevelInBadass reborn as Chicken Brent]], a triumphant, orchestral version of the jingle plays.
* The Goofy Goober theme song from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''. After receiving ''two'' separate DarkReprises (one at the Thug Tug, and one as the protagonists [[spoiler:are being dried out and killed]]), it returns one last time at the climax as a [[AutobotsRockOut triumphant rock song]], which SpongeBob uses to [[ThePowerOfRock destroy Plankton's brainwashing helmets]] [[RuleOfCool through sheer awesomeness]] and save Bikini Bottom.
* The reprise of "Mountain Town" at the end of ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' is quite triumphant, with everything being sunshine and rainbows (literally), American/Canadian relations restored, and Kenny going to heaven and getting 72 virgins. It even starts with Chef singing "Everything worked out/What a happy end!"
* When Spirit and Little Creek make their final escape from the soldiers at the end of the film ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'', the song "You Can't Take Me!" actually starts right back up where it was [[MusicalisInterruptus rudely interrupted near the start of the plot]].
* In the original 1986 feature, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' We hear "The Touch" by Stan Bush as Optimus is plowing through the Decepticons and then going head to head with Megatron. The song is powerful, driving, and even upbeat. But Prime ''dies'' just moments after the song ends. However the song begins playing again near the film's climax when Hot Rod, nearly dead from Galvatron trying to pop his head off like a zit, touches the container of The Matrix, which revitalizes him, and empowers him. As the song begins to play he is changed from Hot Rod into Rodimus Prime, defeats Galvatron, leads the Autobots to safety as the energy unleashed by the Matrix rips Unicron apart, and finally declares the end of the Cybertronian Wars with victory being claimed by the Autobots.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the Rainbooms' part of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfqhLM_k60c "Welcome to the Show"]] is triumphantly reprised after [[spoiler:Sunset joins the band and they conjure up a giant WingedUnicorn avatar to defeat the Dazzlings once and for all]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', Everything is Awesome is originally sung ironically, given that's it's over an ultraconformist society with massive surveillance. However, by the end of the movie, it's sung unironically, because by the end of the movie, everything ''is' awesome.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' has a complex example at the end. Danny Elfman's "Batman Theme" has been heard (in full) at the beginning and (in snippets) throughout the entire film, always sounding somehow negative (angry, despairing, mysterious, etc.). When the Bat-Signal is turned on just before the end, the theme is heard once more - and this time proceeds through a variety of different emotional connotations, from stately to bittersweet to hopeful to determined to (finally) triumphant, with a climax straight out of Richard Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathrustra" and three glorious tolls of a church bell. But then, just before the screen fades out, the "dark" version of the theme returns, although this time it definitely implies an AndTheAdventureContinues mood.
* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', being an AffectionateParody of an Animated Disney Princess Film, has Carrie Underwood's closing song "Ever Ever After" end with the melody and the words of "I've been dreaming of a true love's kiss".
* ''Film/{{Crush}}'' has one of the most heartwarming, gut-wrenching versions of this [[spoiler: because the side-plot ends well]]. There is then another reprise, itself a DarkReprise of the first, darker main theme which begot the light variation, as [[spoiler: the end of the main plot comes along]].
* Examples from Franchise/TheMuppets' film series:
** ''[[Film/TheMuppetMovie Life's like a movie./]] Write your own ending./ Keep believing./ Keep pretending./ We've done just what we've set out to do/ thanks to the lovers,/ the dreamers,/ and '''you'''...''
** ''[[Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper We had comedy./]] We had mystery./Had a real good time and solved the crime real easily./Hey a movie!/Starring ev'rybody and me!''
** ''[[Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol The love we found,/]] The love we found, /We carry with us so we're never quite alone.'' (However, the theatrical version cut out the song reprised in this number.)
** ''[[Film/TheMuppets We've got everything that we need!/]] We can be whatever we want to be!/ Nothing we can't do,/ The skies are blue when it's me and you and you and you./ Life's a happy song,/ when there's someone by your side to sing./ Life's a happy song,/ when there's someone by your side to sing.[[note]]Translated from Beaker's language.[[/note]]/ Life's a happy song/ when there's someone.../ by your side.../ to sing along!''
** One that jumps between films: "Together Again" from ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'' got one of these at the end of ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted''.
* In ''Film/{{Speed}}'', when Jack and Annie escape from the bus, a major-key version of the film's ThemeTune plays.
* ''[[Film/LordOfTheRings Return of the King]]'' has the Mordor theme (played in a minor key) change to a major key when it shows the destruction of Barad-dûr.
* The first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film featured the Autobots making planetfall with a track called, appropriately, "Arrival To Earth." The music is already heroic, but an even ''more'' triumphal version is heard when Optimus [[spoiler:skydives into Shanghai]], relating it thematically as well.
* ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' has TWO of these: "Seize the Day" in the first half, and then "The World Will Know" sung by the hundreds of child strikers at the very end. extra points for the latter because it ''starts'' as a DarkReprise, until 6 lines in.
* The Emperor's Theme from ''Franchise/StarWars'', a very eerie and menacing theme, appears in a major key as happy parade music at the end of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. This is chronologically earlier than the theme's first appearance, but the minor key version appears earlier in the film.
** Music meant to emphasize the harrowing capture and escape of the ''Millennium Falcon'' from the first Death Star are reprised in a later movie as the rebel fleet presses the attack after the second Death star is made vulnerable. Another music piece from the first death star battle, "X Wings Draw Fire", is reprised when the Super Star Destroyer ''Executor'' is destroyed.
* The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T77RAXf8uE "Hoist the Colours"]] in ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End]]'' is fairly dark, first appearing during the beginning execution scene. Then later, it gets reprised ([[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic awesomely]]) as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=uk&v=w2nMwMOUIos "What Shall We Die For?"]]
* The end credit music to ''Film/TronLegacy'' is the same as "The Grid", only the mournful orchestra is superimposed over a house beat, courtesy of Music/DaftPunk.
* In ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' combines this with DarkReprise in that the melody that is first played [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD07V7Lwacc#1m10s when Andy is led into the prison]] is later darkly reprised when [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKdUsJU-cQ0#t=1m1s Norton is threatening to leave Andy to get raped,]]]] but after ''that,'' toward the end of the movie it is triumphantly reprised when [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsqPirtOV6w#t=4s Norton shoots himself and Red finds out that Andy managed to get past the border.]]]]
* In the television movie ''Once Upon A Brothers Grimm'', "Life is Not a Fairy Tale", sung by Jakob Grimm during his FlatEarthAtheist phase early on in the presentation, is later sung by Jakob as "Life Can Be a Fairy Tale" as the Brothers Grimm's speech to the king.
* The opening, title song of ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'' ([[MovieBonusSong added for the movie]]) becomes this at the end. Kim's tone goes from "What am I going to do now? I miss Conrad so much!" in the opening to a mocking "To hell with you, Conrad! I'm a grown woman now!" at the end. Definitely less sentimental than most other examples on this page, but it still fits.
* ''{{Film/Scrooge 1970}}'', the 1970 film musical adaptation of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'':
** The first version of "Thank You Very Much" is a grave-dancing tune in all but one aspect (someone's dancing on Scrooge's coffin before they bury it!) but the reprise is one of genuine gratitude towards the man.
** Also "No Better Life" and its light reprise "A Better Life".
* "Impossible" from the TV movie ''Film/{{Cinderella}}'' has a cynical, pessimistic half, and a part containing a glimmer of hope for Cinderella's wishes. After the Fairy Godmother grants Cinderella's wish to attend the ball, the two of hem sing, "It's Possible", which puts a more optimistic spin on the song.
* In the movie ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}},'' the Dreamgirls song is reprised as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLzmr33qnSw Dreamgirls (Finale)]]" at the end. It doubles as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming]] and a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
* The film version of ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' ends with a chorus singing a happy version of "Where Are You, Christmas?"
* Creator/HowardHawks' adaptation of ''Literature/GentlemenPreferBlondes'', starring Creator/MarilynMonroe, begins with Lorelei and Dorothy singing, "Two Little Girls From Little Rock". The song details how much trouble a young woman with a simple background can have finding a decent man. They sing it again at their double wedding, but proclaim that they succeeded in finding the men of their dreams.
* "Time Warp" from ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' gets an even more outrageous reprise after [[spoiler:Frank N. Furter]] dies.
* The film version of ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'':
** The children sadly sing a DarkReprise of "My Favourite Things" from earlier in the film. However it turns triumphant when Maria returns mid-song and finishes it with them.
** The nuns sing "Maria" as they debate about whether Maria is fit for the abbey. During her wedding to Captain von Trapp, a triumphant reprise of it can be heard as she walks up the aisle. Specifically the lines "how do you make her stay, and listen to all you say" are being answered by her marriage to the captain.
** "Eidelweiss" begins as a DarkReprise too, as Captain von Trapp is essentially saying goodbye to the Austria he knew. He's too overcome with emotion to finish the song - but then Maria and the children join in. And it turns really triumphant when the entire auditorium sings along, including ''a Nazi officer''.
* ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' ends with a choral reprise of "Thank Heaven for Little Girls".

* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', when Ron becomes the new Gryffindor Quidditch team keeper, the Slytherins mock him and mess with his head by singing a song called "[[EarWorm Weasley Is Our King]]", which taunts him by saying he is incompetent and he always lets the Quaffle into the goal during matches. When Gryffindor wins the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup, the first thing Harry and Hermione hear upon arriving is a Gryffindor remix of the tune praising Ron instead.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' has a triumphant instrumental remix of the TitleThemeTune "Journey Through the Decade" that plays at the climax of the later story arcs. Of course, the original song wasn't exactly dark or depressing, but still.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' pulls off a triumphant reprise of its main theme over the final scene of season 1 and the ending credits. It's so effective it's hard not to leap into the air pumping your fist and cheering as soon as it cuts to black. [[spoiler: ''DRAGONS'']], dude!
** In the third season episode "The Bear and the Maiden Fair," House Lannister's foreboding VillainSong, "The Rains of Castamere," is remixed into the heroic "A Lannister Always Pays His Debts" when [[spoiler: Jamie rescues Brienne from the bear pit]].
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' used a different theme song for each season. The second season's theme was basically the first season's theme song exchanged some of the mysterious tone of the first season's theme for a more ominous militaristic style (in keeping with the show's changing mood). The third season was instead a combination of the music for two of the show's most [[CurbStompBattle one-sided fights]], presenting a rather desperate tone. The fourth season was the theme from the first two seasons, played as a victorious march.
** And the 5th season was an amalgamation of the preceding 4, with signature lines from each season spliced through.
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'' features a reprise of the main theme song, when [[spoiler:Vorenus and Pullo rescue Vorenus' children from slavery.]] Also serves as a SugarWiki/MomentofAwesome.
* A weird version in ''Series/ColdCase'': The song played during the Ending Montage of the Season 3 episode "Detention" is the Smashing Pumpkins' cover of "Landslide." In the following season's "Fireflies", [[spoiler:where the victim turns out to still be alive]], the song played during the Ending Montage is the original version by Fleetwood Mac.
* In the ''Series/FraggleRock'' episode "The Trash Heap Doesn't Live Here Any More", Wembly is writing a song called "What An Awful Day". When he sings the completed song at the end of the episode, it's become "Today Has been A Perfect Day".
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': In the GrandFinale, one of the main, somber themes (From as early as the pilot) is reprised in a moment of triumph, [[spoiler: right as Jack manages to save the island.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXl_Dsanwlk This]] becomes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XacEfMObapk this.]]
* The main theme of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' gets a rather upbeat reprise in the first half of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gFatKdnyB4#t=2438 #SherlockLives]]
* Barney's video resume song ("Barney Stinson is Awesome") from the ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' season four episode ''The Possimpible'' is reprised five seasons later in ''Unpause'' when [[spoiler: Barney completes his plan to get revenge on the guy who stole his girlfriend Shannon and watches him being arrested by the FBI.]]
* The last song of the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' MusicalEpisode is a glorious reprise of Buffy's "Walk Through The Fire" and Spike's "Rest In Peace" which culminates in them kissing.

* [[Music/TheBeatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"]]
* In OlivierMessiaen's "Vingt Regards de l'Enfant Jésus", a two-hour-long twenty-movement suite of piano works inspired by the Nativity: The first movement introduces a leitmotif called the "Thème de Dieu" ("Theme of God"), which recurs a number of times throughout the suite. In the twentieth and final movement, it final statement is very slow and emphatic, being described by the composer as the "Glorification du thème de Dieu" ("Glorification of the Theme of God").
* In Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, the first theme of the first movement is glorified in the cadenza of the first movement.
** Also, the slow, lyrical theme played by the solo flute from the final movement, recapitulated in a victorious version, played by the whole orchestra near the very end of the entire concerto. (This can be said for other classical music pieces.)
* Music/DreamTheater's "About To Crash", from the [[EpicRocking 42-minute "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence"]], is about a girl with Bipolar Disorder. Musically, it start's off quietly cheerful, then becomes more and more eerie as it describes how her illness destroyed her life. The reprise start's off triumphantly describing how she pulled herself out of a bout of depression, and manages to end hopefully.
** "The Shattered Fortress" is the fifth part of the Twelve-Step Suite, and reprises musical and lyrical cues from preceding parts of the suite; it thus reprises many sections of the suite, strung together to form a 13-minute triumphant reprise for the 44 minutes of metal that preceded it.
* From Music/TransSiberianOrchestra's ''The Christmas Attic'', "Music Box Blues" is this to "The Music Box", but mostly in [[AllThereInTheManual the backstory]]. The latter is about a woman who misses her old boyfriend/husband, who was implied to have been killed in a war. The former is sung by the husband as the two reunite after so many years.
* The self-titled final song off of EverythingElse's self-titled album is a medley of every previous song on the album.
* Funker Vogt's "Arising Hero (Forgiven)" is a triumphal orchestra reprise of ''Blutzoll'''s opening track.
* Edward Elgar's "Symphony No. 1 in A-flat Major" starts with a quiet solemn theme. This melody in the first movement makes a majestic and powerful (not to mention loud) return at the very end of final movement.
* Sort of a Bittersweet Reprise, but, large chunks of the instrumentals to "The Return" by The Waybacks are reprised from the song it's a sequel to, "The Witch of the Westmereland", where now the knight is dying of old age but is reunited with his long-dead animal companions and the eponymous witch to ride with them in his last moments.
* On Armin van Buuren's ''Intense'' album, the track "Who's afraid of 138?" is followed by a rock {{power ballad}} reprise of said song titled... "Reprise".
* Music/EmilieAutumn's "Start Another Story", as a reprise to "What Will I Remember?" is triumphant in the context of the story, although {{bittersweet|Ending}} in tone.
* The StandardSnippet of LudwigVanBeethoven's Fifth Symphony gets one too: the four note motif is in C minor in the first movement and becomes C major in the last movement. Somewhat autobiographical, as the symphony was based on overcoming his impending deafness and his will to keep composing.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio's theme was sped up after he and Ricardo Rodriguez sided with Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Spanish announcers against Wrestling/ThreeMB but was then slowed back down after he tried to aggravate Wrestling/DolphZiggler's head injury. After leaving WWE, the theme has been remixed by Wrestling/{{AAA}} and others, most likely for legal reasons but El Patron Alberto's been a {{face}} primarily since leaving so...
* While not quite the original intent of the pieces, [[Wrestling/BlackRose La Rosa Negra]] commonly used La Batidora by Yaga and Makie, a tune that got boos as soon as it played after her infamous title win over Missy Sampson in BLOW. FOW switched her theme to the 2007 La reunion remix of the song though when it was clear the crowd still liked her there. (besides a more relaxed beat and less ominous keys, the latter replaces the {{dramatic gun cock}}ing and [[BangBangBang fire]] with a soothing whistle)

* ''SweeneyTodd'' has two: "Epiphany" opens with a brief reprise of "The Barber and his Wife," and "Pretty Woman" is reprised when [[spoiler: Sweeney finally kills Turpin]].
* "Hilf mir durch die Nacht" ("Help Me Through The Night") from the Austrian musical version of ''{{Rebecca}}'' is later happily reprised as "Jenseits der Nacht" ("After Tonight"). In the first one, the de Winters appear to be questioning their marriage; in the reprise they're pledging to stay together through thick and thin.
* In ''LegallyBlondeTheMusical'', the title song is very slow and somber as Elle prepares to leave Harvard, but the reprise, when she decides to stay, is very upbeat and energetic.
* The Broadway version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has ''two'':
** "He Lives In You" - Rafiki's reprisal of Mufasa's song, "They Live In You," showing Simba that Mufasa is not ''truly'' dead as long as he is remembered by those who love him, and ends with Simba realizing that his father is always with him, if only in spirit, and thus gaining the courage to return home and reclaim what is rightfully his. The song starts out soft and low-key, with the chorus and Rafiki singing in hushed voices, gradually building up until - ''BANG'' - it shifts suddenly in intensity to coincide with the return of Simba's confidence.
** "King Of Pride Rock/Circle Of Life (Reprise)" - the reprisal of the opening "Circle Of Life," after Simba defeats Scar and [[RightfulKingReturns claims his rightful place as King of the Pridelands]]. Starts off soft and tentatively hopeful, then quickly and smoothly transitions to a bright and cheerful upbeat chorus that builds to an uplifting crescendo and climax.
* The final reprise of "Do You Hear The People Sing" which closes out ''Theatre/LesMiserables''.
** Subverted with "Beggars at the Feast". It's a victorious reprise of "Master of the House"... but that itself was a VillainSong (albeit a rather cheerful one), so the triumph in it isn't really [[DarkReprise a good thing.]]
** "I Dreamed A Dream" and "Who Am I?" get a triumphant boost on "One Day More".
* "Big Bright Beautiful World," from ''Theatre/ShrekTheMusical''. The first version is a sarcastic opening number about how it's awesome being anything ''but'' an ogre. The reprise is a tender song about how Shrek's life has become worthwhile.
* In ''NextToNormal'', Diana's part of "Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I'm Falling (Reprise)." The words are changed to "Watch me I'm flying". Dr. Madden's part is actually darker, as he acknowledges that medicine can't fix everything.
* ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' has "For Now", which is a (sort of) triumphant reprise of "Sucks To Be Me".
* "I'm Nothing Without You" from ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'' is a triumphant reprise of "You're Nothing Without Me" which ends the first act.
* A weird version in ''Film/ReeferMadness''. At the end Jesus shows up at [[spoiler: Jimmy's execution]] to mock him for not listening to him.
** Also May reprises The Stuff while [[spoiler: murdering Jack.]]
* ''Theatre/KissMeKate'' and ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'' both do this with their title songs for the finale.
* The final RepriseMedley of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' is partly this, partly DarkReprise. Bittersweet reprise?
** The short reprise of "The Wizard and I" Elphaba sings when Madame Morrible gives her the tickets to the Emerald City and the invitation to see the Wizard is a better example. It's only about half a minute at most and isn't on the soundtrack, so most people forget it.
* The last reprise of "One Alone" at the end of TheDesertSong.
* "Finale B" from ''{{RENT}}'' is this to "Another Day", and also echoes "Will I" and "Without You".
* A number of [[ScreenToStageAdaptation stage adaptations]] of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' have the Winkies perform a triumphant reprise of "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead". This scene was in fact recorded during the making of the film, but the footage was deleted and lost. Some versions also reprise "Somewhere, Over the Rainbow" in the finale.
* ''Film/{{Elf}}: [[ScreenToStageAdaptation The Musical]]'''s finale reprises "A Christmas Song" and "Sparkle Jolly Twinkle Jingly" in this manner.
* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil has this in the finale of ''Amaluna'', with a full-vocal reprise of "Elma Om Mi Lize" combined with the guitar riff from "Run", followed by a reprise of "Come Together", [[BookEnds book-ending]] the opening act.
* ''[[Main/TheColorPurple The Color Purple]]'' has the reprise of the title track.
* ''{{Oklahoma}}'' has Curly and Laurey start out singing [[BelligerentSexualTension "People Will Say We're In Love"]]. When they finally figure out and confess their feelings, it's reprised as [[TheyDo "Let People Say We're In Love"]].
* ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' ends with a reprise of "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen" that happily marks [[spoiler: Willy Wonka, having found an heir for his factory, setting off alone on a new adventure in creativity]].
* The Broadway version of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' follows the Beast's transformation back into a human with him and Belle performing a modified version of, "If I Can't Love Her", in which they both proclaim, "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! Love! You!]]" to each other. Just like the movie that inspired it, it also ends with a choral reprise of the title song.
* In ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', Maria again sings "My Favorite Things" when she returns to the Von Trapps.
* ''Theatre/OnTheTown'' ends with another trio of sailors on shore leave singing "New York, New York!"
* The "Angel of Music" melodic triumphant reprise when Christine gives ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' the BigDamnKiss.
** Subverted when Phantom reprises "All I Ask of You" and Christine cuts him off by removing his mask.
* In ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'', the last part of "My House" includes a major-key [[CounterpointDuet counterpoint]] reprise of Magnus Honey's [[PosthumousCharacter posthumous song]] "I'm Here", and the finale triumphantly reprises "When I Grow Up" in counterpoint with "Naughty".

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''WorldOfWarcraft: The Burning Crusade'' featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFSKZEgstCM The Black Temple]], a place corrupted by Illidan Stormrage that served as a raid instance. The upcoming ''Warlords of Draenor'' features the original non-corrupted Temple of Karabor as an Alliance base, complete with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtoqg-a2xzQ its own music]]. Notable in that these two expansions' release dates are approximately 7 years apart.
* The [[AwardBaitSong ending song]] for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro: Dawn of the Dragon,'' "Guide You Home," is a triumphant, lyrical reprise of the music used in the "Enchanted Forest" and "Valley of Avalar" levels.
** However, if you listen closely, the tune was also used in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXKMZRcxYQk Celestial Caves]] level from ''The Eternal Night''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic "Mind of a Thief"]] (also known as "Duster's Theme") is a much more upbeat version of "Sorrowful Tazmilly", which plays earlier [[spoiler: after Hinawa's death]].
** Also, near the end of the game a song named "New Pork Bossa" plays, which is a calm and soothing version of the normally military pig-mask theme.
** Part of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqp0ubzjt44 one of the battle themes]] gets reprised into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkCxkFHvgsg Something Strange Is Going On]].
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. Beatrix's gloomy theme is revisited as a much more uplifting, spirited theme later on during a fight in a certain plot-important town.
** It's actually remixed once before that as well, into a sadder, more introspective version, when the player sees that she's actually torn for having to follow the queen's evil plans.
* A somewhat less emphatic example from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': The melancholy piano theme "Zanarkand", played during the introduction, is turned into "Sprouting", a fairly bouncy exploration theme that plays while wandering on several sections of road between areas.
** Suteki Da Ne, Tidus and Yuna's love theme, first plays as a soft ballad in Macalania Forest when they [[RelationshipUpgrade kiss for the first time]]. It plays over the end credits, this time a triumphant orchestral remix. [[spoiler:At this point, Tidus has died with Sin]], and Yuna has delivered a sorrowful but triumphant speech to all of Spira, [[TearJerker asking them to never forget those they have lost]].
* During the ending credits of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', Nobuo Uematsu does this with all [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters 13]] [[{{Leitmotif}} character themes]].
** It goes on for 15 minutes, then we are given a 2-minute fade-out and THEN the Final Fantasy Theme, which is kind of a Leitmotif for the whole series, kicks in. [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Awesome]] doesn't even come close.
* "The Battle For Freedom" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. When [[{{Leitmotif}} the brass fanfare of the Resistance theme]] drowns out the Imperial motif, it's hard not to stand up and cheer for the heroism at display.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall Banana Blitz'' has the credits music be a medley of the background music of the individual worlds (except World 3) with a victorious tone.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has "The Genesis," the music to the TrueFinalBoss. About half of it is composed of a new, orchestrated song that's largely silent, and very dark in tone. About halfway through, the main boss theme "I'll Face Myself" has its own orchestrated version - while definitely far more striking than the first half, it's generally neutral in tone. Then, soon afterwards, comes the orchestrated version of the normal battle theme, "Reach Out to the Truth." While the original version was actually quite optimistic, the version in The Genesis lands right here.
** Then there's "I'll Face Myself," the piece that plays whenever a character receives their Persona. Whereas this tune is first heard as dark, heavy boss theme, an upbeat version of it is heard after the fights.
** Variation occurs in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', where the final boss theme "The Battle For Everyone's Soul" is a battle remix of the Velvet Room theme ("Poem for Everyone's Soul"). This makes a bit more sense when you realize that [[spoiler: Nyx]] is usually portrayed as an opera diva clad in black in the other games (both tracks contain a OneWomanWail).
** Another with Persona 3's "Memories of the City", a sombre piano-centric piece that plays as you walk around various city locales after the revelation of Nyx inside Ryoji. The reprise comes in the form of "Memories of You", a more pop-sounding piece played over the credits and emphasizes the [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] but ultimately uplifting ending.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas: Oogie's Revenge'' has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8d830kPbxU A Filthy Finale]]," Jack's final battle with the giant Oogie Boogie, who has become the Seven Holidays King. This time both Oogie and Jack sing Oogie Boogie's song in the original film, but Jack joins in, countering Oogie's threats and jibes as he takes Oogie down.
* [[SoundtrackDissonance Used somewhat ironically]] in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'''s ending, which features major-key reprises of "Respite from High Charity" of the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' soundtrack. It's quite a sad, bittersweet piece, appropriate for the occasion - mankind's triumph mixed with the sadness of Master Chief's "loss."
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QKvFYQaOkw Sacred Icon Suite 2]]" from ''Anime/HaloLegends'' is a triumphant RepriseMedley of the Arbiter's theme, "Unforgotten", and "Opening Volley".
** And there's the ThemeMusicPowerUp reprise of the main theme during the first and third game's {{escape sequence}}s.
** ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' is full of these. "Before the Fire" is an uplifting-yet-solemn version of "In Amber Clad." "We Remember" is "Hymn to Reach" given heroic electric guitars, in the style of the original "In Amber Clad". And the middle part of "Ghosts and Glass" (which "Spartans Never Die" is a DarkReprise of the beginning of) is a triumphant version of the middle of the TearJerker "Ashes."
* The ''VideoGame/{{Berserk}}'' PS2 game closes with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV0qK53UCVw Sign II]], which is a major-key Triumphant Reprise of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV26zIE0130 Sign]], the ominous opening theme.
* The original ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', in the Light Side ending, reprises the title music, the Old Republic Theme. The Dark Side ending, meanwhile, works the same theme in to the [[DarkReprise Infinite Fleet music]].
* The EndingTheme of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' is a triumphant reprise of the dark OpeningTheme.
** Similarly, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]] has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5fBOlVP3_k Journey]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrcoHbGeMF0 Epilogue]]-- original and reprisal, respectively. These also qualify as BookEnds, playing when the adventure starts and ends.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'', "But We Can Fight" is this to "Zanik's Theme".
** And "On the Up" to "Down and Out".
* In ''VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}}'', the theme of the first level, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRZz1HugwNo Ideal]], has it's melody [[ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack reused throughout the game]], fading into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Ir7L2mnoM darker and deeper tone]]. During the final boss' onslaught, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zg6zCLg6cQ however...]]
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', Luke's theme receives both this and DarkReprise... ''twice each'', ending with five versions of the same theme (Motoi Sakuraba apparently [[SignatureStyle loves to do this]])
* Compare the LonelyPianoPiece [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGviDMKLrz4 opening theme]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' to it's soaring, orchestral [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRu2WD6MtUs ending theme]].
** Also,'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUyAPNzRa2E Prelude to Final Fantasy XIII]] ''reprises'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_CCT4gNW4 Final Fantasy XIII - Miracles]] ''. The former, while quite triumphant in itself, sets the tone for the game, while the latter is played just before the FinalBoss, when the party are all brought back from the DespairEventHorizon and [[HeroicSecondWind resolve to stand together until the end]].
* The final Pokémon Gym theme in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is mixture of this and NearVictoryFanfare.
** Cross-medium example: Remember all those chiptune ''Pokémon'' themes you heard in the first generation of games? They've all gotten full orchestral/rock remixes in the animé. And they are indeed awesome.
** A cross-game variation exists between the ''Pokémon'' Games of Gen 1 and Gen 2. In Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow and their remakes, Viridian Forest has an ominous tune, and Lavender Town's music is even more dissonant and scarier. In Gold/Silver and their remakes, the music for the same areas retain some of the riffs, but has entirely new melodies, and are cheerier and lighthearted. Makes sense in that a) the threats in Viridian Forest/Pokemon Tower are either all gone or made insignificant; b) there is a sense of achievement for coming this far, when you started from Johto; and c) it's all good nostalgia.
* ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat Ace Combat 5]]'' gives something of an inversion. All throughout the game, various pieces of music tease the main theme, most of them being after [[spoiler: your Squadron becomes the Ghosts of Razgriz]] (examples: "15 Years Ago," "Into the Dusk," "Briefing 2," "President Harling"). Then in the final level, [[spoiler: right as you and your team is lining up to confront the SOLG]], we get [[TitleDrop The Unsung War]] in all its orchestral, [[OminousLatinChanting Latin Chanting]] glory. [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic And it is]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u4YLIacGZo AWESOME!!]]
** ''VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation'' does a similar thing. During the mission "Weapons of Mass Destruction," Garuda Team is nearly overwhelmed by a massive enemy squadron. When TheCavalry arrive to save the day, "Fires of Liberation," a snippet of "Invasion of Gracemeria," plays. In the very next mission, "Liberation of Gracemeria" plays, an orchestral remix of the first theme, and main theme of the entire game.
* The music played when Mario/Luigi obtains a Power Star at the end of a level from either ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' and/or ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' is actually a Triumphant Reprise of the music played when said level is introduced. The only levels that do not have this music are the ones where you either have to fight [[BigBad Bowser]] and/or [[OverlordJr Bowser Jr.]], due to them having Grand Stars instead.
** The music played during "The Perfect Run", the real final level of ''Galaxy 2'', are actually Triumphant Reprises of the World S, World 1, and the ending of Story Mode themes, which in turn are [[DarkReprise Dark Reprises]] of the "Gusty Garden Galaxy", "Good Egg Galaxy", and "Comet Observatory" themes from ''Galaxy 1'' (which are actually reused in this game).
* In ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}: The Ark of Napishtim'', "Collapse of the Ark" and "Zeme's Protection" are triumphal reprises of "Revival of the Ark" and Olha's theme, respectively. "Spread Blue View" also contains a triumphant reprise of "Reconciled People".
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' reprises its main theme at the end [[spoiler: after you've defeated Sovereign and met with your chosen human Council member to discuss your next step. As the new human Council member finishes his speech, the scene cuts to Shepard standing in front of a backdrop, unique depending on your status as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_6yQwHJ4tU&t=5m56s Paragon]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luzyUkBGEqw&t=6m03s Renegade]], as the reprisal swells into the main part of the motif.]]
** This is done again in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', [[spoiler:after you've killed the Human Reaper and survived the fall.]] Provided you [[spoiler:have any squadmates left]], the main theme will reprise itself triumphantly [[spoiler:as you make a mad dash for the Normandy, and then away from the exploding/irradiating Collector base with only seconds to spare. If your Shepard dies, however, the music veers off on a mournful tangent as Shepard gives Joker their final orders, before returning to the sequence proper.]]
** And finally, in the Extended Cut of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', if your EMS is high enough, the scene where [[spoiler:the beam from the Crucible finally catches up with the Normandy]] will have the main theme ending with a triumphant reprise [[spoiler:as the Normandy emerges unscathed from the beam]] instead of the ScareChord present in the original cut.
* Occurs in the epilogue of ''VideoGame/EternalDaughter'', to the melancholy but touching theme heard in the first area of the game. Spoilers abound in the following examples but you can hear the example at these links: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeXaoekMvSs part 1]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nugontq6fKE part 42 (final) with ending]]
* The background music of ''BitTrip FLUX'''s Catharsis level builds up to and fades out of a reprise the main theme of ''BitTrip RUNNER'' as a slower, more climactic tune fitting for the last level of the entire series.
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'' has two triumphant versions of "Beyond the Bounds:" "Jehuty Returns" and "Trusting Peace."
* "The Songless Nightingale" from the ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline'' OST is a major-key version of the "Clipping Their Wings" {{leitmotif}}, which itself was a DarkReprise of "After the Drop".
* As upbeat as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYANYGCgRz4 Pushing Onwards]]" from ''VideoGame/{{VVVVVV}}'' already was, it gets an even more energetic reprise in the form of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18pqyuWqtb8 Positive Force]]".
* ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' gives the player a twofer - near the end of the game, after [[spoiler:(re)gaining the Gravity Suit]], instead of a remix of the original ItemGet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9eUYS7Z16A jingle]] you hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBOE2zMxFgw something closer]] to the music of ''MetroidPrime''. Then you're treated to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEPmfXUQGgw a kick-ass remix]] of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlrOAEr6dXc the Brinstar theme]], the first music heard in the game after the opening titles and Samus's fanfare.
* The theme to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' was replaced with a different track in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. Absent a muzak version in a cutscene, it stays out of the game until the ending, in which it plays twice over two minutes: a [[SofterAndSlowerCover subdued version]] over [[spoiler:a very sad Snake receiving the title of Big Boss]], and then, ninety seconds later, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr8WslV4cEw#t=3m21 a fully orchestrated version]] over the revelation to the player that [[spoiler:the Boss was sent on a suicide mission that was to end with Snake killing her]]. It ends up being both triumphant and utterly heartbreaking in the same breath.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' uses "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD4MWc4e56c Triumph ~ The Gift of Spring]]" for its victory fanfare. That's just for normal enemies, though, if you beat a boss (or recruit someone for your [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters private army]]) you get a brassy remix, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M58LvB3Yv6c Victory ~ Call of Summer]]." ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' fans will immediately recognize either version as a Triumphant Reprise of Lucca's {{leitmotif}}.
** One of your first encounters with the young knight Glenn is at [[WeaponTombstone his father and older brother's grave]], where a somber little piece named "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akBLicKODFE Leaving the Body]]" plays. At later parts in the game, though, the same melody is revived as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuwK6vn6lBA Dragon Rider]]" whenever a Dragoon is doing something awesome - such as Glenn returning to that grave to [[TakeUpMySword inherit the Einlanzer]].
* Some of the games in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series have a triumphant version of the main theme after a certain point in the final boss battle.
** In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', it's [[http://youtu.be/vRe3h1iQ1Os this theme]] for [[http://youtu.be/3VHnFwVskl0 "His World"]].
** In ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', it's [[http://youtu.be/mdDwqJiYO6c this theme]] for [[http://youtu.be/2T0uIXLpQbQ "Endless Possibilities]]."
** In ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', it's [[http://youtu.be/NcCrHZAKfPI this theme]] for [[http://youtu.be/zpHuG2hHmEo "Reach for the Stars"]].
* ''VideoGame/SplitSecond'' has this happen during the Elite Races, when the theme reaches its peak. Specifically, [[http://youtu.be/e5vPXYk9AqE this]] compared to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoGBIjfCZk0&t=3m44s this]].
* ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}'' does this with the themes associated with your party members. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x0-EYfwP-c Emil ~ Sacrifice]]" plays during the game's (frequent) sad moments, but an upbeat, martial remix, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf8Hk9LY8Vg&hd=1 Emil ~ Karma]]" plays during the rare occasions when things unexpectedly get better. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDftyQ96ZVs Kaine ~ Salvation]]" similarly gets remixed as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gilH6f2hHk Kaine ~ Escape]]" when its namesake gets over some of her issues.
* After defeating Black Viper, the BigBad and FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}} 4'' for the NintendoDS, an '''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic ABSOLUTELY EPIC]]''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOG9U3aEnlU version]] of the ''Contra'' series' Stage Clear theme plays (skip to 0:09).
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has a Triumphant Reprise of "Hand in Hand" at the end of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', the original "Hand in Hand" being the battle music from Traverse Town in the first game.
* In ''VideoGame/NoOneHasToDie'', the music that plays in [[spoiler: the merged timeline]], "[[http://jessevalentinemusic.bandcamp.com/track/ray-of-light Ray of Light]]", is a more hopeful, upbeat version of "[[http://jessevalentinemusic.bandcamp.com/track/up-in-flames Up In Flames]]", the music that typically plays during tense scenes and gameplay sections.
* Whenever your soldiers suit up for a mission in ''VideoGame/XComEnemyUnknown'', they're accompanied by a tense but heroic piece called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeLC55FOUCI "Ready for Battle."]] The same tune gets an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RybvR0pfXSw even better remix]] that plays over certain cutscenes and the end credits.
* ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJI_eaZ4JBk ending slideshow]] features an [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome]] rock version of the main theme.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has Id, theme of Robin, aka Avatar. The first version you hear is Id (Beginnings), theme of the main menu, but it's only associated with the main character when you hear the alternate versions Id (Serenity) or Id (Sorrow). It later gets a DarkReprise twice with Id (Dilemma) and Id (Darkness) because those songs are [[spoiler:used as the theme of [[BigBad Grima]].]] But once you reach the final chapter, this trope happens and you get Id (Return) followed by Id (Purpose) which gives the song latin lyrics, combines it with the main theme of the entire series and even plays BGMOverride straight, being used on both the player and enemy turns and going on uninterrupted during attacks no matter who's turn, even if it's the boss.
** The DLC chapter [[BadFuture Future Past]] gives one more of these with Id (Hope) though it only plays when attacking the boss.
* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'': ''Precious Hewie'' is first introduced as [[CanineCompanion Hewie's]] [[LonelyPianoPiece sorrowful]] {{Leitmotif}}. A much more uplifting version plays at the very end of the closing credits during the Good Endings.
* ''VideoGame/VectorThrust'' has ''Strike Force'', a TriumphantReprise to the Dreamers's theme, and then the ''Vector Thrust Main Theme'' is a TriumphantReprise to the [[RuleOfThree Triumphant Reprise]] of Strike Force while having a [[UpToEleven Triumphant Reprise]] to itself in the same song.
* The ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' games will often punctuate the grand climax of a battle with a [[ThemeMusicPowerUp triumphant remix of the main theme]].
* In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', the Hypernova theme gets a triumphant remix (known as "The World to Win") when using it against the final boss.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''[='=]s BootstrappedTheme, [[https://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/doctor-2 "Doctor"]] gets a particularly epic remix as [[https://homestuck.bandcamp.com/track/savior-of-the-dreaming-dead "Savior of the Dreaming Dead"]], used in the [[SeasonFinale end of Act 5]], [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/cascade.php?s=6&p=6009 Cascade]]. The song provides fitting accompaniment to [[spoiler: Jade's triumphant, cathartic, '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome purely awesome]]''' [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascension to godhood.]]]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' plays this trope straight and subverts it ''at the same time''. There is a reprise of "Brand New Day" and "Dr. Horrible's Theme" worked into the finale instrumental sequence of "Everything You Ever". It's triumphant because Horrible is now a world-class supervillain and has been welcomed to the Evil League of Evil just as he'd been planning, but it's also [[DarkReprise dark]] because [[spoiler: He killed both [[MoralityPet Penny]] and what little remained of his hopeful idealism]] to accomplish it.
* In ''AVeryPotterMusical'', the first time Quirrell and Voldy sing "Different As Can Be" it's about how annoyed they are with each other, the reprise is about how they're [=BFFs=] and ends with them joyously singing about their plans to murder Harry Potter.
* In ''Theatre/{{Starship}}'', "Status Quo" ends with a triumphant reprise of [[IWantSong "I Wanna Be"]] [[spoiler: about how Bug ''finally is'' a starship ranger]].
* The ''Theatre/PhoenixWrightMusicalProject'' has "Justice for All (Reprise)" which is an awesome enough DarkReprise of "[[VillainSong Anything to Win"]] but it's also an amazing duet between Phoenix and Mia (from beyond the grave) about how the ideals of justice have been served.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has the episode The Otto Show, where Otto is temporarily fired from his job as school bus driver, and Seymour Skinner tries to fill in for him. When the students sing "Hail To The Bus Driver" on the bus trip, at first Skinner sings along with it and laughs, but as he gets delayed longer and longer in traffic (because of his inexperience) he starts getting very irritated at the song, eventually shouting "shut up" at the only student still singing it. Toward the end of the episode, Otto gets re-hired. When the students sing "Hail To The Bus Driver" again, Skinner, who's overhearing the singing from a window, looks at the bus and says "yes, hail to the bus driver" in a more serious but happy manner, with a few electric guitar notes playing in the background.
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' MusicalEpisode "Mayhem of the Music Meister" features a reprise of Black Canary's song "If only he could love me" in the first version the villain joins in and it ends with a fight, in the second version Green Arrow does, and well... it doesn't.
* In ''Katy Caterpillar'', Katy has an IWantSong early on, which gets reprised near the end. At the very end of the film, however, she sings a reprise that turns her earlier song into an I Got What I Wanted Song.
* This happens in-song during ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'''s song "This is How We Will End It", sung by Alejandro. The song starts of as Alejandro talking about all the girls he's manipulated in the past, and how now he is going to leave Heather to basically die. However, in the middle of the song, the music stops for about 35 seconds, and Heather is able to convince him to help her. The song ends like this:
-->''This is not how we'll end it.''
-->''This game we have played!''
-->''This is not how we'll end it.''
-->''But there's a bill to be paid!''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', of all shows has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ly3Ew9t53g Rejoining Earth]] which is a reprise of [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic The]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Beginning]] where Dethklok returns to Earth and declares peace.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'', "The End of Flutter Valley": While the original wasn't dark or anything, the reprise of "From the Sun" at the end ''definitely'' counts.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The second part of the Crystal Empire two-parter has one of the "Failure Success Song" Twilight sung in the first part, now by the rest of the main cast about how Twilight passed the test Princess Celestia gave her.
** The title song in "Winter Wrap Up" has a triumphant instrumental reprise when, thanks to Twilight's organization, the teams properly carry out their duties so that spring arrives on time.
** The MusicalEpisode "Magical Mystery Cure" opens with "Morning in Ponyville", basically amounting to Twilight enjoying a good morning... [[ShockingSwerve until she finds out that]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero she accidentally switched her friends cutie marks]]. It ends with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ZDxuvUbPY "Life in Equestria"]], applying the "good morning" on a much larger scale in both time and scope.
** Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom successfully invoke a triumphant reprise of "Hearts Strong as Horses" in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E5FlightToTheFinish Flight To The Finish]], cheering up Scootaloo and spurring them on to win the competition the CMC had endered.
** In "Pinkie Pride", "Pinkie's Lament" gets this when she reviews the photos of her past parties and snaps out of her HeroicBSOD.
** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli Filli Vanilli]] does a combined reprise of the Ponytones' "Find The Music in You" and Fluttershy's aria "Music in the Treetops".
** The ''MLP'' theme has a orchestral ThemeMusicPowerUp reprise in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightskingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]] when the Mane Six transform into Rainbow Power mode.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' the antagonist of the episode gets a VillainSong early on claiming how powerful and untouchable he is. Near the end of the episode, Darkwing gets a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuZrZ1tC_2k heroic version]] that states how he's bringing said villain to justice which even mixes in a bit of TheVillainSucksSong.
* The first of the ''WesternAnimation/ColorClassics'', "Poor Cinderella", has the title song, which was a melancholy IWantSong, now sung in the past tense once Cinderella (played by WesternAnimation/BettyBoop) gets her wish.
* Several ClassicDisneyShorts incorporate this.
** ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' ends with a reprise of "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" after the pigs defeat the wolf.
** ''Lambert the Sheepish Lion'' has [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer the other sheep]] mocking Lambert with a song about him being different from the others. At the end, when an adult Lambert saves his mother from a wolf, the sheep "change their tune" and sing the song again, with different lyrics that praise him.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Star Wars Rebels]]'' episode "Empire Day" plays an upbeat, major-key rendition of the iconic Imperial March called "Glory to the Empire" during a parade celebrating the titular holiday. Much like the Emperor's theme in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', it is played chronologically before the theme's original appearance, but cues of the original theme are played throughout the series beforehand.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' features a reprise of the Avatar State theme at the end of the first season when Aang merges with the ocean spirit and turns into a giant leviathan. They proceed to drive off the invading Fire Nation fleet by themselves. Like the original theme it has a darker edge, as this form of the avatar state is no more merciful than the other.
* From ''WesternAnimation/JayJayTheJetPlane'':
** Jay Jay's song "Breezy" in "Jay Jay's Butterfly Adventure" is about his titular mute butterfly sidekick; he is joined by Old Oscar in the reprise describing he found his home for the winter.
** Tracy is joined by all of her friends, including Brenda, for a reprise of "Where Does the Music Come From?", which makes a brief mention that she found the source of music.
** Both the songs "Full-Of-Wonder, Wonderful Day" and "An Amazing Blazing Light Parade" features the entire cast singing about finally getting Thanksgiving Dinner and a parade for Jay Jay, respectively.
** Big Jake's PepTalkSong to Snuffy, "You Are Unique" is reprised by Snuffy himself as he realizes he is in fact, unique.
** Snuffy's sad song "Bubble Gum Friend" has a happier reprise after Big Jake returns from his weeklong trip.
** "Up Is Up" is Jay Jay's DeadpanSnarker song about the laws of nature; the reprise explains Snuffy was right all along.
** Big Jake joins Jay Jay and Tracy for a reprise of "Watch and Listen", after learning to never give up.