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  • Both of Ansem's battle themes are a display of darkness and dread.
    • "Forze del Male" is a chilling tune with an Ominous Pipe Organ to showcase the sheer power of Riku-Ansem.
    • "Guardando nel Buio" features a sinister choir with a menacing recurring riff to show the crazy strength of this seeker of darkness who is on the verge of finally plunging Kingdom Hearts into darkness and the desperation of Sora who tries to stop him and find Donald and Goofy once more.
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  • "Scherzo Di Notte", the battle theme for Hollow Bastion, is a chilling theme to show the desolation of the place, even with lots and lots of Heartless running amok.
  • Hollow Bastion's theme itself is eerie and unsettling to reveal how this once shining location has fallen to disrepair and darkness.
  • Kairi has three theme songs and of the three, "Kairi III" is just... beautiful. Like music from heaven in its purest form... It's nostalgic, sad, and heartwarming. Kairi's other themes, "Kairi I" and "Kairi II" are just as beautiful.
  • The Orchestrated Version of "Hikari", which turns the game's theme song into a goosebump-inducing orchestral piece. It was even put to such a beautiful effect in Sora's reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that even some Smash fans who never played Kingdom Hearts cried Tears of Joy.
  • The PLANITb Remixes of "Hikari" and "Simple and Clean" take the aforementioned songs and remix them into a different kind of awesome.
  • "Dearly Beloved" has made an appearance in every game in the series. It's the kind of music that takes all your worries away.
  • "Destati" and its variation "Dive into the Heart -Destati-", one of the first songs heard in the game. The music for "End of the World" is another mix of "Destati", complete with chimes, strings, and vague chanting in the background...or just vocalizations. There's a bit of vibraphone in there too. The effect is both beautiful and nightmare-inducing.
  • Destiny's Force is the theme used for very powerful bosses. It does its job at making the player feel like they're dealing with something powerful. The theme itself is also very intense, and uses its instruments very well.
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  • "Fragments of Sorrow" is another take on "Destati", with its Ominous Italian Chanting.
  • "No Time To Think", which plays when Hook is making Sora walk the plank, sets the heart-racing mood of the scene very well.
  • "Villains of a Sort", Maleficent's theme for the series, is a foreboding track suited for the Mistress of all Evil.
  • For recurring boss themes, there's "Squirming Evil", a bouncy but grim tune which plays during most Disney villain boss fights as proof of their power, even when Sora witnesses it up close.
  • "Destiny's Force" which plays during a variety of boss fights is a booming extravaganza of valour, heartlessness and pure evil, like the mighty boss Heartlesses.
  • "Shrouding Dark Cloud" which plays during most of the early Heartless boss fights and the duel with Cloud Strife is a squirming piece of speed, tension and determination to win against all odds.
  • "Precious Stars In The Sky". It's just... Disney magic embodied in music.
  • "One Winged Angel", remixed from its original Final Fantasy VII version, is as awesome as ever (even if it is shortened).
  • "A Night on Bald Mountain", playing during the Chernabog fight, is one heck of a hardcore classical piece.
  • The tear-jerkingly beautiful "Always on My Mind" combines Kairi's Theme and "Dearly Beloved".
  • The amazingly epic credits theme, "March Caprice for Piano and Orchestra", features yet another variation of "Dearly Beloved".
  • "Another Side" plays in the Final Mix secret ending trailer, and it spawned "Organization XIII", "Graceful Assassin", and "Showdown at Hollow Bastion". A remix of the whole track was used in 358/2 Days, and the actual track was used in Aqua's battle against Braig in Birth By Sleep.
  • The many uses of classic Disney music during the game:
  • If you think that the first theme and second theme songs of Gummi Ship are light and happy, wait until you try to enter Hollow Bastion with your Gummi Ship. The third theme will blow you away.
  • "Hand in Hand", the Traverse Town battle theme, is a fun, frantic number to set the tone for all battles after this.
  • "The Deep End" plays during major boss fights such as Giant Ursula, Dragon Maleficent, and the first round against Ansem, laying out the insane strength of those bosses.
  • "Disappeared", the suitably creepy boss music to the Unknown in the Final Mix/1.5 Remix version, which pops up again in KHII as Xemnas's first boss battle theme.
  • "Night of Fate", very fitting for the night that kicks off Sora's adventure with the Heartless' invasion of Destiny Islands. It's also Traverse Town's first battle theme, before you meet Donald and Goofy. To add more epicness, try to listen to it when you're inside a room while there's a storm outside.