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Soul Edge/Blade

  • The perky and near anime-like yet mood-setting opening theme that is "The Edge of Soul". Shine on, doods.
  • "Epic Calling", the original character select screen, a triumphant and heroic piece perfect for one ready to choose their fighter to search for Soul Edge with.
  • The absolute best possible theme for a mad soul-draining pirate, and its name is "Bravely Folk Song." It's the absolute perfect seafaring war theme for a guy like Cervantes.
  • What better theme for the vengeful Li Long than Dragon's Call, the perfect theme for when one travels by raft down a raging stream lying in wait for a mortal enemy.
  • One would think a near disco-esque track mixed with Japanese flavour wouldn't work for Taki, but then you'd listen to "Future Dancin'" and find out how and why it works.
  • ""Soul and Sword", the melancholic theme of our favourite German knight, Siegfried. The fake-heroic marching drums and tunes mixed in with European war chanting fits an angry avenger or rather, murderer well.
  • And for the English born Native American giant Rock, we have the amazing, Conan-esque "Recollect Continent".
  • Hwang's original theme, "Horangi Arirang", an uplifting, heroic and almost patriotic theme for the Korean national hero.
  • Mitsurugi wasn't about to show up without his incredibly tough, adventurous and strength-seeking theme "The Wind and Clouds".
  • Tiny Amulet, Seong Mi-Na's KSS theme. It's just cute and perky enough to fit a rebellious runaway student like her.
  • Yellow Sands, Hwang's optimistic and heroic KSS theme, unleashing the best in Korean style instruments you can get.
  • "A Desperate Struggle," the coliseum theme, is equal parts epic and chilling.


  • Sacrifice was sampled by Eminem to make Hellbound. Yes, you read/heard that right.
  • Wings of Faith!, especially how it just kicks in like that.
  • Beyond the Horizon, Hwang's theme, carries the spirit of wild adventure with it.
  • Bloom and Harvest, Xianghua's theme, sounds like an excerpt from an energetic Chinese opera. The explosive opening draws you in instantly.
  • Unblessed Soul. The harpsichord introduction especially sells Ivy's noble upbringing, and the fast pace of her determination in her mission to destroy Soul Edge.
  • Immortal Flame, Inferno's theme and the soundtrack of the final battle in the hellish void created by Soul Edge unleashed. It sounds like the whole world has gone mad and is on the brink of collapse!
  • Chasing Downstream, Yoshimitsu's theme. Fighting the mad ninja on a raft that races through an underground waterway, this could be a boss theme in any lesser game.
  • In the Name of the Father, the theme of Nightmare (and by extension Siegfried), filled with the fallen knight's remorse over his crimes, conveyed through a grand orchestral bombardment.
  • The original version of The New Legend, Kilik's Theme. The new legend begins right here, in the training grounds where Kilik learned from the Edge Master.
  • Sail Over The Storm, Maxi's theme, conveys the experience of crashing through the roaring waves with the nunchuck-wielding pirate.

Soulcalibur II

  • Raise Thy Sword, the Ostrheinsburg Chapel theme. A suitably orchestral battle march that is the perfect fit for the foreboding and gothic atmosphere of the arena. Even more so during the Destined Battles that take place there.
  • Confrontation was such a winner that it got to come back in the next game, blaring forth in a heroic ring of brass.
  • The epic and sinister Chasing Death has subtle notes of "Maze of the Blade" toward the end.
  • Eternal Struggle perfectly captures the swashbuckling Cervantes' energy and power.

Soulcalibur III

  • Courage Ablaze. Cassandra and the Burning Gallery of the Old Toledo get a good theme—despite being also the theme of That One Boss in Chronicles of the Sword mode.
  • The Blade Seeker. Suitable for a badass samurai like Mitsurugi.
  • World Distortion, the horrendous, terrifying theme of Night Terror. How fitting.
  • For more subdued music, Radiant Souls, from character creation and Healing Winds, from the Gallery, have you covered.
  • The beautiful music for Xianghua's Lotus Garden stage, Water Dance.
  • Even the ugly Astaroth gets one in Bred From the Gap.
  • Through Molten Caves, an engaging piece to set the tone for battles against Yoshimitsu in the Lava Bed of the Sacred Mount Fuji.
  • Fearless Eyes, the theme for the splendor of the Eurydice Shrine, Sophitia's stage.
  • The New Legend, theme of the Proving Grounds. Kilik's stage theme is s great as it was on I,
  • Forsaken Sanctuary. The Lost Cathedral gets a swelling piece that just screams climactic battle. Like Siegfried and Nightmare clashing with each other in a cutscene in the Tales of Souls mode, your fights become 100% more epic with this arena and its theme.
  • Another one that's neglected is Ephemeral Dream. Setsuka's theme is a majestic, beautiful oriental-flavored theme with an undercurrent of tragedy. A perfect representation of her character and story arc.
  • Pure Breeze, the Water Mill Valley theme, is beautiful with a tinge of the innocence and carefreeness of Talim.
  • The Cursed Image. Taki gets a great remix of her I theme, bringing the traditional Japanese instrumentation of her theme for the Underground Buddhist Sanctum.
  • No Regrets. An adventurous and sea-faring melody for Cervantes and his stage, Pirate Raid.
  • Many of the tunes found in this game originated fromSoulcalibur. That being said, feast your ears on If There Were Any Other Way, which was carried over from II.
  • III's rendition of Maxi's first theme Sail Over The Storm is on par with the original, conveying the stormy weather of the Indian Port.
  • Endless Warfare, a musical translation of Raphael's madness and war against the world for the sake of Amy, is a dark theme with a hint of tragedy for the Castle Siege in the Romanian Valley.
  • Time Marches On, Zasalamel's theme. The Clock Tower's theme perfectly conveys the image of the gears of time and their motion.
  • Beyond the Horizon, a remix of the theme from I that once again marks the exotic nature of the now Silk Road Ruins and its remaining grandeur.
  • History Beckons, indeed. The character select theme doesn't disappoint, beckoning the player to start another great tale of souls and swords.

Soulcalibur IV

  • Halcyon Harbor — full of blasting brass and thumping wooden percussion, this filmic theme perfectly complements the Pirates of the Caribbean-style setting and is guaranteed to lend any fight an epic quality.
  • Glacial Colosseum makes any fight in that stage unbelievably epic.
  • Destiny Will Tell, both Siegfried's theme and the ultimate optimistic final battle theme.
  • Phantasmagoria — a trumpeting, dark waltz to complement the Circus of Fear setting.
  • Indomitable Warrior, one of the catchiest tunes in the whole series.
  • Let all those who face the Hero King Algol beware: his boss theme here is the fearful, imposing and almost monstrous theme known as "The Supreme Sword", mixing both ominous choir wailing and freakish violin and trumpets blaring let you know just want kind of warrior Algol is. And if that wasn't enough, Algol gets a much different theme when you face him in the Tower of Lost Souls. Nothing says Autobots, Rock Out! like Thanatos - a rock orchestra mix befitting for the final battle.

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

  • Midnight Mystique, Dampierre's theme, so flamboyant, mysterious and flairy it is that it still made it into SCV along with Dampierre himself.

Soulcalibur V

Soulcalibur VI

  • The character select theme, "The Brave New Stage of History", has a reverent feel to it, as if encouraging players to embark on a great journey to challenge warriors like themselves all throughout the world. How awesome is it? Awesome enough that this was the sole fighting game theme represented in the video game music medley from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • "Under a Pledge" is an epic, uptempo modernized remix of the classic "Wings of Faith" from I, befitting Sophitia.
  • "The Lionhearted," an orchestral theme with Japanese flavorings, mixes together triumph with an upbeat feel.
  • "Undying Legend" is a homage to Kilik's "The New Legend" from I and III and makes one feel like a raging warrior.
  • "Moon of Oblivion" is a beautiful orchestral piece that is as uplifting as it is mystifying, perfect for a battle set to the backdrop of the full moon.
  • "Standing Against the Storm" wouldn't sound out of place in a battle scene taking place on the high seas, maintaining a tense atmosphere throughout the piece without losing a sense of hope.
  • "Darkest Shadow" is a reimagining of "In the Name of the Father" from the original Soulcalibur, keeping the same heroic but twisted feel to represent the tragedy of Siegfried's time as the Azure Nightmare.
  • "Hunt or Be Hunted" carries over from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt alongside Guest Fighter Geralt. The theme is suitably epic and fits right in with the other songs just as much as Geralt fits in with the roster.
  • "City Ruins: Soul," as the name implies, takes the original "City Ruins" theme from NieR: Automata and reinvigorates it with the classic Soulcalibur orchestra to celebrate the inclusion of Guest Fighter 2B.
  • "Resolute Vanguard," otherwise known as the theme that plays in Hilde's trailer, transitions between a confident and triumphant piece, representing the princess's resolve to fight for her homeland, and a more somber serenade, representing the tragedy of her background.
  • "Tune of the Man - Dual Souls" accompanying Haohmaru takes cues from his original stage theme and revamps it with an orchestral flair, creating an amazing blend of European and Japanese instruments that encapsulates the long-awaited crossover between the Soulcalibur and Samurai Shodown universes.
  • "Empty Vengeance." First appearing in Setsuka's reveal trailer, it features both Western and Japanese flutes to represent Setsuka's mixed heritage. Her Soul Chronicle further establishes it as her new Leitmotif by having two separate arrangements of it, one for light-hearted moments and another for serious moments.
  • On the softer side of things, the Museum Theme is a reprise of "Healing Winds", orchestrally remastered in glorious HD.
  • "Battleworn Soul", the theme that plays during Mitsurugi's duel against Shugen during Setsuka's Soul Chronicle is a remix of his original Leitmotif "Duelist" from the first Soulcalibur, now sounding more triumphant than ever. As a bit of history, this is the same theme that played when Soulcalibur VI was introduced all the way back in December 2017. It is also, as of version 2.30, the regular theme for the night variant of the Murakumo Shrine Grounds stage.

Soulcalibur Legends

  • Eternal History, the map theme. A triumphant and rousing piece on the same level as the other world map themes of the franchise.