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* This is what the Grand Duke of Owls plays in his lair in ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' in one scene.


* In the Francophone world, it's known for being the theme song for the edutainment show ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois l'Homme'' (''Once Upon a Time... Man''). Notwithstanding the educational purpose of the show, the intro fully embraces the tune's horror associations. The intro starts with a sequence of evolutions that come to create mankind and then it shows various cultures and eras mankind has experienced, giving the whole a chaotic and dramatic feel but nothing "bad" so far. In the final seconds, the intro makes a prediction that soon mankind will fall to chaos, will turn on each other, and will have to leave Earth as its destruction rapidly approaches. Only a few will survive.

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* In the Francophone world, it's known for being the theme song for the edutainment show ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois l'Homme'' (''Once Upon a Time... Man'').Man''), rendered by a MOOG synthesizer. Notwithstanding the educational purpose of the show, the intro fully embraces the tune's horror associations. The intro starts with a sequence of evolutions that come to create mankind and then it shows various cultures and eras mankind has experienced, giving the whole a chaotic and dramatic feel but nothing "bad" so far. In the final seconds, the intro makes a prediction that soon mankind will fall to chaos, will turn on each other, and will have to leave Earth as its destruction rapidly approaches. Only a few will survive.

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* The NES UnlicensedGame ''Castle of Deceit'' uses the Fugue part for boss battles.

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* ''VideoGame/TheBattleOfOlympus'' plays it in the gods' temples.


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* In the original ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime Eudial plays the opening chords after luring Sailors Uranus and Neptune into a church filled with traps.

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* In the original ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' anime, Eudial plays the opening chords after luring Sailors Uranus and Neptune into a church filled with traps.

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* ''Chords of Chaos/Pony of the Opera'', the second two-parter story of ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAdventures'', featuring a music-themed villain, uses the Toccata as his {{Leitmotif}}.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcB-6L_b9Hk A fully orchestrated, but slightly truncated version]] serves as the centerpiece of ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantasia}}'''s first segment, [[DisneyAcidSequence set to increasingly trippy visuals]].
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* ''Film/TheGreatRace'': Professor Fate has a pipe organ in his mansion, complete with the requisite rendition of the Toccata. PlayedWith in that it's a ''player'' pipe organ all he does is pump the pedals.

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* ''Film/TheGreatRace'': Professor Fate has a pipe organ in his mansion, complete with the requisite rendition of the Toccata. PlayedWith Played with in that it's a ''player'' pipe organ all he does is pump the pedals.




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* ''Chords of Chaos/Pony of the Opera'', the second two-parter story of ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAdventures'', featuring a music-themed villain, uses the Toccata as his {{Leitmotif}}.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'': The Toccata can be heard on the radio. The BigBad Zinyak hates it when people call it "the Dracula song," to the point of executing anybody who does.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'': The Toccata can be heard on the radio. The BigBad Zinyak hates it when people call it "the Dracula song," to the point of [[FelonyMisdemeanor executing anybody who does.does]].



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': In arguably the greatest piece of video game music of all time, the epic final boss theme ''Dancing Mad'', the third movement takes heavy inspiration from Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. And by "heavy inspiration" we mean "entire sections of the melody lifted directly from Bach."

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcB-6L_b9Hk A fully orchestrated, but slightly truncated version]] serves as the centerpiece of ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantasia}}'''s first segment, [[DisneyAcidSequence set to increasingly trippy visuals]].

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': In arguably the greatest piece of video game music of all time, the epic final boss theme ''Dancing Mad'', "Dancing Mad", the third movement takes heavy inspiration from Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. And by "heavy inspiration" we mean "entire sections of the melody lifted directly from Bach."

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcB-6L_b9Hk A fully orchestrated, In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Phantom of the Telethon", as part of Roger's [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera Phantom of the Opera-style]] persona that he took on to sabotage Stan's telethon, he orders a pipe organ but slightly truncated version]] serves as ends up with just an electric keyboard that plays the centerpiece of ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantasia}}'''s first segment, [[DisneyAcidSequence set to increasingly trippy visuals]].Toccata in a ska style.


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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI: In arguably the greatest piece of video game music of all time, the epic final boss theme ''Dancing Mad'', the third movement takes heavy inspiration from Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. And by "heavy inspiration" we mean "entire sections of the melody lifted directly from Bach."

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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI: ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': In arguably the greatest piece of video game music of all time, the epic final boss theme ''Dancing Mad'', the third movement takes heavy inspiration from Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. And by "heavy inspiration" we mean "entire sections of the melody lifted directly from Bach."



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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI: In arguably the greatest piece of video game music of all time, the epic final boss theme ''Dancing Mad'', the third movement takes heavy inspiration from Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. And by "heavy inspiration" we mean "entire sections of the melody lifted directly from Bach."



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* ''Mutant League Hockey'': Randomized snippets of the first few bars play during face-offs.



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* In ''Film/SevenFacesOfDrLao'', Dr. Lao presents "The Fall of the City" at his circus. The Toccata portion plays as the city is being destroyed by lava.
* ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'': This music plays during the "Boys Vs. Masters" rugby match.


Music/JohannSebastianBach's ''Toccata and Fugue in D Minor'', BWV 565, is perhaps the single most recognizable piece of pipe organ music in the world - [[StandardSnippet or at least the ominous opening is]].

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Music/JohannSebastianBach's ''Toccata Toccata and Fugue in D Minor'', Minor, BWV 565, is perhaps the single most recognizable piece of pipe organ music in the world - [[StandardSnippet or at least the ominous opening is]].





* In the Francophone world, it's known for being the theme song for the edutainment show ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois l'Homme'' (''Once Upon a Time... Man'').

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* In the Francophone world, it's known for being the theme song for the edutainment show ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois l'Homme'' (''Once Upon a Time... Man''). Notwithstanding the educational purpose of the show, the intro fully embraces the tune's horror associations. The intro starts with a sequence of evolutions that come to create mankind and then it shows various cultures and eras mankind has experienced, giving the whole a chaotic and dramatic feel but nothing "bad" so far. In the final seconds, the intro makes a prediction that soon mankind will fall to chaos, will turn on each other, and will have to leave Earth as its destruction rapidly approaches. Only a few will survive.



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* ''VideoGame/{{Peggle}}'' plays the first three notes when you obtain the Spooky Ball powerup. The next six notes play when the powerup takes effect.



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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'': The Toccata can be heard on the radio. The BigBad Zinyak hates it when people call it "the Dracula song," to the point of executing anybody who does.


* In ''VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', the Toccata plays in Phoenix's nightmare sequence at the beginning [[spoiler:(as well as its DarkReprise near the end of the game, where he learns the truth about Matt Engarde)]]. When he wakes up, he realizes it is the ringtone of a cell phone that was left with him for some reason [[spoiler:and which ends up being a key piece of evidence in the first case: the phone in question belonged to the culprit, who took Phoenix's identical-looking phone by mistake when he beaned him upside the head and gave him amnesia with the intent of making him lose the case.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', the Toccata plays in Phoenix's nightmare sequence at the beginning [[spoiler:(as well as its DarkReprise near the end of the game, where he learns the truth about Matt Engarde)]]. When he wakes up, he realizes it is the ringtone of a cell phone that was left with him for some reason [[spoiler:and which ends up being a key piece of evidence in the first case: the phone in question belonged to the culprit, who took Phoenix's identical-looking phone by mistake when he beaned him upside the head and gave him amnesia with the intent of making him lose the case.]]



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* In ''VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', the Toccata plays in Phoenix's nightmare sequence at the beginning [[spoiler:(as well as its DarkReprise near the end of the game, where he learns the truth about Matt Engarde)]]. When he wakes up, he realizes it is the ringtone of a cell phone that was left with him for some reason [[spoiler:and which ends up being a key piece of evidence in the first case: the phone in question belonged to the culprit, who took Phoenix's identical-looking phone by mistake when he beaned him upside the head and gave him amnesia with the intent of making him lose the case.]]

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