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

2009-01-22, 10:39 PM
It's time for another edition of "Leliel's Annoying Requests and Suggestion For Boss Music!"

This one is supposed to convey a sense of tragedy and sympathy for a villain during a boss fight with him, but still show that he's still a major threat:

Ladies and more likely, gentlemen of the Internet, I give you:

Entelixia Battle! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9Ej9EKFf7U&feature=related)

2009-01-22, 10:46 PM
Sword of Doubt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EM5ubRDS_c&feature=related)

Thane of Fife
2009-01-22, 10:58 PM
Yggdrasill's Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tlNIgcLqJY), perhaps?

2009-01-22, 11:06 PM
Sword of Doubt seconded.

2009-01-22, 11:23 PM
Only if your friends have played through Earthbound, but they'll flip... (http://content.ytmnd.com/content/2/1/8/218faa06deee2ee38069d7b6149b3690.wav)

2009-01-22, 11:34 PM
Sorry, no links.

There are a few songs from .hack//sign (the anime some of you may or may not remember) that are very sad. One in particular (sorry! I don't know the name!) is a darker, more sinister version of another song.

...you will die, all alone, but it does not mean a thiiiiing to meeee!....

(edit: ok, I found it after all. Teh second half is probably even better for your purposes should you choose to use it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Z8LzqPK9Q )

Of course, that's not so great a song for combat. Also, just because I love the music from those games, something in the flavor of Wild Arms might be usable.
(ok, so there is one link)

I'm terrible at finding handy links, but there are soem really good songs in those games.

2009-01-22, 11:39 PM
What I've Done by Linkin Park

Mister Crowley by Black Sabbath

The theme for the fight in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith with Anakin and Obi on Mustafar.

2009-01-23, 02:23 AM
Only if your friends have played through Earthbound, but they'll flip... (http://content.ytmnd.com/content/2/1/8/218faa06deee2ee38069d7b6149b3690.wav)

Funny, you just listed the music I'm going to play next game. :P

(Thanks for the link.)

Tempest Fennac
2009-01-23, 02:25 AM
Unforgiven part 1 by Metallica may fit.

2009-01-23, 06:55 AM
If There Were Any Other Way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfrVG80tSj8) from SoulCalibur 3.
Madder Sky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzaLJ0i52UY) from Code Geass R2.

2009-01-23, 07:12 AM
Just passing through, awesome thread by the way -- I'm always looking for music to throw on while my group games.

I'd suggest looking into the Soundtrack to Black, http://www.christilton.com/disc/black.html

I only bring it up because last night my group of PCs were fighting Count Zanathyris, a paladin of once great stature corrupted by Exythis (a devious Black Dragon), and as our party leader struck the final blow, silence dropped over the group. It seems that our DM got a phone call, we all got quiet, the TV was still on from someone playing Black and we heard the main theme about 1/2 way through pump in the background and it was just about perfect timing. Definetly one of my top 5 gaming moments, and a great song discovered :smallbiggrin: