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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEa-QuCPz3c Azure Millennial Woodlands]] for the third stratum of the first game, undeniably the bluest and wettest area of the game.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x3r9jhj2HQ Water Woods of the Submarine Ridge]] for the second stratum of the third game, an underwater level loaded with aquatic animal enemies.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEa-QuCPz3c Azure Millennial Woodlands]] for the third stratum of [[VideoGame/EtrianOdysseyI the first game, undeniably game]], Azure Rainforest, the bluest and wettest area of the game.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x3r9jhj2HQ Water Woods of the Submarine Ridge]] for the second stratum of the [[VideoGame/EtrianOdysseyIIITheDrownedCity third game, game]], Undersea Grotto, an underwater level loaded with aquatic animal enemies.


** ''VideoGame/TouhouKaeidzukaPhantasmagoriaOfFlowerView'' introduces Komachi Onozuka, TheFerryman of the Sanzu River who guides souls to the afterlife. And while her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Y3vLV835I "Higan Retour~ Riverside View"]] does switch into 4/4 in certain portions of it, much of it, including the iconic beginning part, is in 3/4 time.
** The third boss of ''VideoGame/TouhouFuujinrokuMountainOfFaith'' is Nitori Kawashiro, a {{Kappa}} with the ability to [[MakingASplash manipulate water]]. Her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkcwBE7vx0 "Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's 'Kappa' ~ Candid Friend"]], is in 3/4 time.

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** ''VideoGame/TouhouKaeidzukaPhantasmagoriaOfFlowerView'' introduces Komachi Onozuka, TheFerryman of the Sanzu River who guides souls to the afterlife. And while her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Y3vLV835I "Higan Retour~ Riverside View"]] does switch into 4/4 in certain portions of it, much of it, including the iconic beginning part, is in 3/4 time.
time. The remix in Videogame/TouhouHisoutenScarletWeatherRhapsody plays this straight by having the tune play in 3/4 time at all times.
** The third boss of ''VideoGame/TouhouFuujinrokuMountainOfFaith'' is Nitori Kawashiro, a {{Kappa}} with the ability to [[MakingASplash manipulate water]]. Her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkcwBE7vx0 "Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's 'Kappa' ~ Candid Friend"]], is in 3/4 time. The ''[[Videogame/TouhouShinkirouHopelessMasquerade Hopeless Masquerade]]'' and ''[[VIdeogame/TouhouShinpirokuUrbanLegendinLimbo Urban Legend in Limbo]]'' versions are played purely in 4/4, subverting the trope despite her stage being in a ravine.


** ''VideoGame/TouhouKaiedzukaPhantasmagoriaOfFlowerView'' introduces Komachi Onozuka, TheFerryman of the Sanzu River who guides souls to the afterlife. And while her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Y3vLV835I "Higan Retour~ Riverside View"]] does switch into 4/4 in certain portions of it, much of it, including the iconic beginning part, is in 3/4 time.

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** ''VideoGame/TouhouKaiedzukaPhantasmagoriaOfFlowerView'' ''VideoGame/TouhouKaeidzukaPhantasmagoriaOfFlowerView'' introduces Komachi Onozuka, TheFerryman of the Sanzu River who guides souls to the afterlife. And while her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Y3vLV835I "Higan Retour~ Riverside View"]] does switch into 4/4 in certain portions of it, much of it, including the iconic beginning part, is in 3/4 time.

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** ''VideoGame/TouhouKaiedzukaPhantasmagoriaOfFlowerView'' introduces Komachi Onozuka, TheFerryman of the Sanzu River who guides souls to the afterlife. And while her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Y3vLV835I "Higan Retour~ Riverside View"]] does switch into 4/4 in certain portions of it, much of it, including the iconic beginning part, is in 3/4 time.


* The third boss of ''VideoGame/TouhouFuujinrokuMountainOfFaith'' is Nitori Kawashiro, a {{Kappa}} with the ability to [[MakingASplash manipulate water]]. Her boss theme, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkcwBE7vx0 Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Kappa" ~ Candid Friend]]", is in 3/4 time.

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* ''Franchise/TouhouProject'':
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The third boss of ''VideoGame/TouhouFuujinrokuMountainOfFaith'' is Nitori Kawashiro, a {{Kappa}} with the ability to [[MakingASplash manipulate water]]. Her boss theme, "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkcwBE7vx0 Akutagawa "Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Kappa" 'Kappa' ~ Candid Friend]]", Friend"]], is in 3/4 time.
** Parsee Mizuhashi from ''VideoGame/TouhouChireidenSubterraneanAnimism'' is a downplayed example. Her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVM92Yi2fNo "Green-Eyed Jealousy"]], is in 3/4, and she's a hashihime, a youkai that only appears on bridges that cross over water.


* The third boss of ''VideoGame/TouhouFuujinrokuMountainOfFaith'' is Nitori Kawashiro, a {{Kappa}} with the ability to [[MakingASplash manipulate water]]. Her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkcwBE7vx0 Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Kappa" ~ Candid Friend]], is in 3/4 time.

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* The third boss of ''VideoGame/TouhouFuujinrokuMountainOfFaith'' is Nitori Kawashiro, a {{Kappa}} with the ability to [[MakingASplash manipulate water]]. Her boss theme, [[https://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkcwBE7vx0 Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Kappa" ~ Candid Friend]], Friend]]", is in 3/4 time.


** The third boss of ''VideoGame/TouhouFuujinrokuMountainOfFaith'' is Nitori Kawashiro, a {{Kappa}} with the ability to [[MakingASplash manipulate water]]. Her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkcwBE7vx0 Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Kappa" ~ Candid Friend]], is in 3/4 time.

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** * The third boss of ''VideoGame/TouhouFuujinrokuMountainOfFaith'' is Nitori Kawashiro, a {{Kappa}} with the ability to [[MakingASplash manipulate water]]. Her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkcwBE7vx0 Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Kappa" ~ Candid Friend]], is in 3/4 time.



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** The third boss of ''VideoGame/TouhouFuujinrokuMountainOfFaith'' is Nitori Kawashiro, a {{Kappa}} with the ability to [[MakingASplash manipulate water]]. Her boss theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkcwBE7vx0 Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "Kappa" ~ Candid Friend]], is in 3/4 time.


In video games, there exists a shocking tendency to play waltz music whenever things get really wet. Maybe it's because the most famous waltz happens to be called "On the Beautiful Blue Danube", or maybe there's a slight phonetic similarity between the words "waltz" and "water". It could even be that waltzes and similar compositions are often described as "flowing", much like water. Whatever the reason, 3/4 time is a favorite signature for video game music programmers to use for water levels.

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In video games, there exists a shocking tendency to play waltz music whenever things get really wet. Maybe it's because the most famous waltz happens to be called "On the Beautiful Blue Danube", or maybe there's a slight phonetic similarity between the words "waltz" and "water". It could even be that waltzes and similar compositions are often described as "flowing", much like water. Or it may be because the distinctive tempo of a waltz is evocative of how people tend to bob up and down when submerged in water. Whatever the reason, 3/4 time is a favorite signature for video game music programmers to use for water levels.


* In ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Fatal Fury 3]]'', [[MsFanservice Mai Shiranui's]] stage is in an aquarium and her theme sounds eerily similar to a waltz song in both [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jklrG2YgAgU OST]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgJFup7UrJ4 Arranged]] versions.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Fatal Fury 3]]'', ''VideoGame/FatalFury3'', [[MsFanservice Mai Shiranui's]] stage is in an aquarium and her theme sounds eerily similar to a waltz song in both [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jklrG2YgAgU OST]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgJFup7UrJ4 Arranged]] versions.


** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'': the aquatic theme not only is a waltz but it is actually called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4uivOLzncc Waltz on the Lake]].

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** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'': the aquatic theme not only is a waltz but it is actually called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4uivOLzncc Waltz on in the Lake]].


Compare SnowySleighBells, SteelDrumsAndSunshine, and JungleJazz for other types of music associated with a certain video game setting. See also RegionalRiff.

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Compare SnowySleighBells, SteelDrumsAndSunshine, and JungleJazz for other types of music associated with a certain video game setting. See also RegionalRiff.
RegionalRiff. Not to be confused with WalkOnWater (although ''those'' people could probably waltz on top of water if they felt like it...)


* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has an overall water motif, and thus she is given waltz theme songs: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3pilDSF_mI Conturbatio]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcgEHrwdSO4 Decretum]]. There's also the mermaid witch Oktavia Von Seckendorf who gets a bombastic walts [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LMM3AVfZQU Symposium Magarum]] [[spoiler:By the way, Sayaka and Oktavia are the same being]].

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* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has an overall water motif, and thus she is given waltz theme songs: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3pilDSF_mI Conturbatio]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcgEHrwdSO4 Decretum]]. There's also the mermaid witch Oktavia Von Seckendorf Seckendorff who gets a bombastic walts waltz [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LMM3AVfZQU Symposium Magarum]] [[spoiler:By the way, Sayaka and Oktavia are the same being]].Magarum]].


* There have been several instances of aquatic levels in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' being given 3/4 music:

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* There have been several instances of aquatic levels in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' being given 3/4 waltz music:




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* ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey'' occasionally has waltz themes for its wetter levels.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEa-QuCPz3c Azure Millennial Woodlands]] for the third stratum of the first game, undeniably the bluest and wettest area of the game.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x3r9jhj2HQ Water Woods of the Submarine Ridge]] for the second stratum of the third game, an underwater level loaded with aquatic animal enemies.



* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has an overall water motif, and thus she is given waltz theme songs: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcgEHrwdSO4 Decretum]] [[spoiler:(Which highlights her SanitySlippage)]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LMM3AVfZQU Symposium Magarum]] [[spoiler:(for her witch form, which coincidentally looks like a mermaid)]].

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* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has an overall water motif, and thus she is given waltz theme songs: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcgEHrwdSO4 Decretum]] [[spoiler:(Which highlights her SanitySlippage)]] com/watch?v=t3pilDSF_mI Conturbatio]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcgEHrwdSO4 Decretum]]. There's also the mermaid witch Oktavia Von Seckendorf who gets a bombastic walts [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LMM3AVfZQU Symposium Magarum]] [[spoiler:(for her witch form, which coincidentally looks like a mermaid)]].[[spoiler:By the way, Sayaka and Oktavia are the same being]].


** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ovOfGkYls Wandering the Crystal Blue]] for the underwater caverns of Somnus Reefs.

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** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ovOfGkYls Wandering the Crystal Blue]] for the underwater caverns of Somnus Reefs.Reefs.

!!Non-Video Game Examples
* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has an overall water motif, and thus she is given waltz theme songs: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcgEHrwdSO4 Decretum]] [[spoiler:(Which highlights her SanitySlippage)]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LMM3AVfZQU Symposium Magarum]] [[spoiler:(for her witch form, which coincidentally looks like a mermaid)]].

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