View Full Version : Good Music For A Battle With A BBEG?

2008-12-22, 07:32 PM
What kind of BBEG?

Any kind of BBEG!

I give you: Metatron's Theme! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09t3EFCsq_o&feature=related)

2008-12-22, 08:10 PM
Try this on for size! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5S0dkLZoTg)

2008-12-22, 08:17 PM
Give this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Ryxgs7oj0) one a chance. It'll be stuck in your head forever.

2008-12-22, 08:20 PM
I give you the (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ios6zLDR8AI) ultimate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MRGt_PvyT8) BBEG theme song ever written.

2008-12-22, 08:26 PM
This (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XbtqmAOwfS0) is suitably epic.

2008-12-22, 08:36 PM
I recently used this music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpQ_OQAtgDQ) for a fight with an Ultraloth who rode a Purple Worm. The fight was appropriately slow and annoying.:smallannoyed:

Winged One
2008-12-22, 08:40 PM
There's a reason it's a cliche (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_MW65XxS7s).

2008-12-22, 08:51 PM
Something a bit different (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=M_YSEbAWA0Y)

2008-12-22, 08:58 PM
See if you can fit in a 5 minute pause where no one does anything. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTi2eCKy06I&feature=related)

Dacia Brabant
2008-12-22, 09:47 PM
Yasunori (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbEoTownSrA) Mitsuda (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JBn6-ID7-E) For The Win (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3sErgVX25w).

Man I'd forgotten just how awesome the Xenogears soundtrack is; you could just put it on random and you'd have a pretty good chance of getting something awesome and fitting for whatever you need.

Oh and I just found this remix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57DH1jzNUrI&feature=related) of the final boss themes from FF IV and Chrono Trigger, they fit together really well.

2008-12-22, 10:01 PM
Retrieving music from the Final Fantasy Series:

Battle against Chaos (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu8cqe-d1w&feature=related) from Final Fantasy
both (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=-uzRz5frS-E&feature=related) themes (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=x_bNGJu7_NY&feature=related) for the elemental fiends from Final Fantasy
The final boss theme (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WZwYb5MP5Kc&feature=related) from Final Fantasy II
Dark Cloud theme (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RvwxYYGbxRE&feature=related) from Final Fantasy III
Zeromus (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=jUGoPBQmVVs&feature=related) from Final Fantasy IV
Decisive battle (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=6PkNirSetQc&feature=related) from Final Fantasy V
The theme against Neo-Exdeath (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=2kgy5w6redk&feature=related) from Final Fantasy V
clash on the big bridge (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=EtdQl6WuFeI) from Final Fantasy V
Battle to the death (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=3_1_dKYiEqk&feature=related) from Final Fantasy VI
Dancing (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=ios6zLDR8AI&feature=related) Mad (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=-MRGt_PvyT8&feature=related) from Final Fantasy VI
Jenova absolute (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=uYQJj0Y1-6U&feature=related) from Final Fantasy VII
J-E-N-O-V-A (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=1KXiVBA7svc&feature=related) from Final Fantasy VII
Birth of a God (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=NGHkjLhIpU8&feature=related) from Final Fantasy VII
One-Winged Angel (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=BTxhh1Ins5I&feature=related) from Final Fantasy VII
Esper battle (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=oqD1GsdnHBk) from Final Fantasy XII
final boss theme (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=_BL_rsPiQP8&feature=channel_page) From Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Ring of Fates

2008-12-22, 10:01 PM
The music in this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8VUJ_qvJvY) video.

2008-12-22, 10:26 PM
C'mon people, no-brainer. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWnJyKQACXA):smallamused:

Even better, the sing-along version. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ0fFgU22ls)

Mando Knight
2008-12-22, 11:03 PM
For when they're hanging on the edge of tomorrow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB7bMZpdrO8)...
...and need to show the BBEG what they're made of. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jzK-OjlwwI)

Various (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T08oWYjwlSY) versions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvJkKwk8qYE&fmt=18) of the Dreadful (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UbdPnkDw98) Fight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG1Zn6yk2NE) from FFIV also work.

2008-12-22, 11:26 PM
There's a reason it's a cliche (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_MW65XxS7s).

Not bad but this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB8De8DsqiQ) song fits that type of villian rather well too. Hey guys, who'd like to see to see a Sephiroth and Kurgan meet up? They could even join forces! Add in the Dark Knight Joker and they'd have one hell of a time.

2008-12-23, 12:41 AM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAerLYctZCk&feature=related) has always been my personal favorite

2008-12-23, 12:45 AM

Then again, a LOT of Therion would be suitable.

2008-12-23, 02:57 AM
Anything from a decent RPG videogame. Even some platform games would work. Just don't play the Bowser (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=j4dkzb-QuI8) fight music, or your player will think you are nuts

Edit: And Bach. Bach's Fuges rock for BBEG fight sequences

2008-12-23, 03:11 AM
I like using this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0)

Random NPC
2008-12-23, 03:54 AM
And Now for Something Completely Different (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6kx4u0gLNw)

2008-12-23, 04:49 AM
I find these songs from Lost Odyssey to be nice. Roar of the Departed Souls (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DbeGTgt0RWQ&feature=PlayList&p=85900B2B86E19EC4&index=50) Dark Saint (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bv6_bDfnHGc)

2008-12-23, 06:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_iFxfCh2B8&feature=channel (Betrayal)

Just a touch of a sampling

2008-12-23, 07:05 AM
No SRW yet?


Note: as expected from SRW, these tracks work only from the moment when the heroes feel that they're going to kick the BBEG's ass. When does this moment happen varies from hero to hero, depending on their determination and emo-ness (or lack thereof).

2008-12-23, 08:35 AM
I think it depends on the kind of BBEG and the kind of encounter.

For example, if the thing is going to be an straight-up fight to the death with a rather direct BBEG, something like Nuclear Fusion (http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=IxrQIOoRiI0) might very well work to give a sense of danger but still get the players in the mood of "time to kick some ass!".

On the other hand, if the idea is to give some sense of foreboding, things like the aforementioned Dancing Mad, some of the Org. XIII battle musics (this one linked at random) (http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=mTK0vFL_3qc&feature=related), or stuff like the ever-classic Dark Omen from Chrono Trigger (http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ntkan7F_Qw) can be better.

2008-12-23, 08:37 AM
For example, if the thing is going to be an straight-up fight to the death with a rather direct BBEG, something like Nuclear Fusion (http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=IxrQIOoRiI0) might very well work to give a sense of danger but still get the players in the mood of "time to kick some ass!".

Heh, I thought you meant this Nuclear Fusion (http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=7u107vJFlFg) when I clicked the link. Which is a great battle theme but not really for a BBEG.

2008-12-23, 08:56 AM
Queen of the Dark Horizons. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QP6EeEGeOc)
Erian's Mystical Rhymes. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUHTeSICi24)
U.B. (http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=sEyJWz5xj2A)

2008-12-23, 09:03 AM
Are You Dead Yet? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBaYbOnp7hU)

Why Not? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX8sW8xZ0rk)