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Basic Trope: A song which is disproportionately long compared to the screentime it gets.

  • Straight: In the RPG Tales of Troperia, Big Bad Emperor Evulz' Leitmotif is a 3 minute long song that is only played briefly during a few cutscenes, never long enough for the full song to be heard.
  • Exaggerated: Emperor Evulz' Leitmotif is a fully orchestrated, 10-minute long song that only plays during one box of dialogue in one cutscene, and the dialogue automatically advances so the player can't just press no button in order to listen to the full song.
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  • Downplayed: Emperor Evulz' theme only plays during his Boss Battle, which should last long enough for around half of the song to play.
  • Justified: Emperor Evulz was playing the music in-universe, and only listened to the song once.
  • Inverted: Emperor Evulz' theme is rather short, but plays through every cutscene featuring him, and he has a lot of cutscenes.
  • Subverted: Emperor Evulz' theme only plays during a single cutscene, until the player reaches the final dungeon, where the song also plays.
  • Double Subverted: The song only plays in the first room of the final dungeon, and progressing past this room permanently replaces the music with the standard dungeon theme.
  • Parodied: The song has lyrics, and at the end of the song they are: "If you are hearing these lyrics you probably sat here for a while".
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  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Emperor Evulz has several cutscenes where his theme plays.
  • Enforced: The composer of the song is not particularly proud of it, so he asks the other people working on the game to not use it in too many cutscenes.
  • Lampshaded: Upon encountering Emperor Evulz, Bob, the game's main character, asks: "Where is your awesome theme?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The player searches for the Tales of Troperia's soundtrack online and finds a way to make it play in-game through a Game Mod.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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