View Full Version : Battle-theme for a Paladin/Determinator [Exalted]

Grey Paladin
2008-11-10, 09:18 AM
My DM insists upon each character having a theme-song, and I can't really find anything suitable without lyrics.

Short description: A Compassion 6 Will 10 Knight in shining armor, he holds a severe code of honor and will not lie or employ deceit for any reason except saving the lives of others. In battle he makes no attempt at blocking or evading attacks - he just shrugs them off (Mechanically, he is practically immune to Damage), he is extremely direct and blunt in his approach to all situations and will just go in a straight line toward his destination, ignoring obstacles and attacks.


2008-11-10, 09:42 AM
The Superman theme? :smallamused:

2008-11-10, 09:48 AM
Massimo of Steel (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gssxp78D3Kk)

Iku Rex
2008-11-10, 10:04 AM
Pride FC opening theme.

I also like the Halo theme.
Original: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ylLAsTNDWU8
Halo 3: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4qNP6rAeOeo
(there are a lot of variations)

2008-11-10, 11:02 AM
Frog's theme from Chrono Trigger is very noble and paladinish:

Sanger from SRW practically uses the same tactics as this guy:


2008-11-10, 02:19 PM
This. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXwKIefEs8s) Possibly the single most triumphant piece of music ever written.

2008-11-10, 02:28 PM
I'd have said "Libera Me" from Gurren-Lagann, but that lacks an awesome video.

And if you're going to use hyperbole, at least use it for symphonic music. Just for example (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlXfiTqREAw).

2008-11-10, 02:37 PM
Duck and Run (http://www.lyrics.com/index.php/artists/lyric/3-doors-down-lyrics-duck-and-run-t-3363049)

2008-11-10, 02:38 PM
My question is what your doing with compassion beyond the human limits while your fighting people in battle. Also, are you beyond essence 6?

Eh, not to be much a rules lawyer.. compassion 6 is just a tad extreme. And by tad, I mean technically you should love everything, since white wolf can only think in extremes, and compassion only goes up to 5.

That being said, I suggest 10 minutes of awesome. Gladiator soundtrack: The Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_mMi2TOC64).

2008-11-10, 02:39 PM
Maybe he never kills anyone? Like Vash the Stampede?

2008-11-10, 02:43 PM
Ooh! Now that (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysVVSdxcgu0)'s a great TV theme song.

Draco Ignifer
2008-11-10, 02:44 PM

Well, SOMEone had to suggest it. You can't go wrong with Okami music in Exalted.

2008-11-10, 02:49 PM
It surely made me want to play Okami - right here, right now. See ya later, folks, this is a temptation I cannot endure.

2008-11-10, 02:50 PM
I'd have said "Libera Me" from Gurren-Lagann, but that lacks an awesome video.

And if you're going to use hyperbole, at least use it for symphonic music. Just for example (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlXfiTqREAw).

Nope, I'mma stick with Pierce The Heavens. The symphony you linked just doesn't give me shivers in the same way. The only orchestral piece I can think of that comes close for me is the 1812 Overture.

2008-11-10, 02:56 PM
Can we at least agree that Russians make awesome music, then?

2008-11-10, 02:57 PM
I think we probably can, yes.

Grey Paladin
2008-11-10, 03:15 PM
Thanks, all.

For now I think I narrowed it down to this list:
The Sword that Cleaves Evil (Instrumental)
Alt Eisen
Frog's Theme
Against Orochoi (or however its called- Okami Theme)


Poison Fish: I am playing First Edition, so I took the merit True Paragon (Which reminds me, due to his flaws, all his Essence is Peripheral and thus he's constantly a lighthouse when he fights)- it lets you rise one Virtue to 6 if your nature is Paragon and if you never break your personal code for a reason other than The Great Curse.

He only ever employs lethal maneuvers against creatures who cannot be redeemed or incapacitated, the rest of the time he goes for the Nanoha approach of knocking everything out while preaching/power of friendship until they straighten up- using a wooden training sword against the unwitting pawns of evil, he reserves his Daiklave for the truly wicked.

2008-11-10, 03:49 PM
Eh, I suppose it's just differences in how one views compassion. Nanoha esque compassion I always viewed as a 4.

Grey Paladin
2008-11-10, 04:52 PM
I don't really see how you can get more compassionate than making attempts at rehabilitating the incarnations of evil you just subdued at a great cost while refusing to use Essence because they must (and inevitably will) choose good out of their own free will.

2008-11-10, 05:23 PM
The ultimate paladin theme song: Holy Orders III ~ Be Just or Be Dead~ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Jredj3n7k).

This is the version from Guilty Gear Overture.

2008-11-10, 06:27 PM
I wouldn't dismiss the Imperial March from Star Wars. (which also has no lyrics)

2008-11-10, 06:28 PM
It's also very villainous.

Mando Knight
2008-11-10, 06:33 PM
From one badass swordsman (http://blue-bomber.jvmwriter.org/media/music/Zero/ost_zero_zero1-3/1-06%20-%20Zero%201%20-%20Theme%20of%20ZERO%20(from%20Rockman%20X).mp3) to another...

...and Vode An (http://www.berusky.cz/priloha/VodeAn_BrothersAll.mp3), from Republic Commando... Mando'ade are supposed to be all about honor and glory...

2008-11-10, 07:12 PM
From one badass swordsman (http://blue-bomber.jvmwriter.org/media/music/Zero/ost_zero_zero1-3/1-06%20-%20Zero%201%20-%20Theme%20of%20ZERO%20(from%20Rockman%20X).mp3) to another...

I prefer the sequel's intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxbEoUAqtAs), actually.

Bonecrusher Doc
2008-11-10, 07:53 PM
William Tell Overture

Fanfare for the Common Man