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    Default BBEG needs theme music!

    Greetings All!! So the BBEG in my current game needs theme music. I'm currently at a loss for what to use.
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    She is cunning, manipulative, charismatic and damn near pure evil. Her Basic deal is convincing everyone to do her dirty work, including the party, but they don't know it yet.
    I'm not sure what else to say exactly, but let me know if anyone needs any more.

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    Are you looking for something more subtle or more badass?
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    I'm not really sure, I think I may need both. Something subtle for when they first meet her, a little more badass when the final confrontation comes in.
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    Default Re: BBEG needs theme music!

    Maybe Mantis Hymn from Metal Gear Solid 4 could work. It's the theme music of an insane telepath. But might be a bit too over the top. :D

    Same goes for this one from The Witcher.

    Here is one from Shadow of the Colossus that is not THAT over dramatic.

    This one is from a Ghost in the Shell movies, but might be a bit too subtle.
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    Default Re: BBEG needs theme music!

    i found the Leon (the professional) soundtrack works especially well for atmospheric music for sophisticated, sarcastic, sly and smart people. not all of the tracks, but quite a few of them. not battle music though, but rather "regular" interaction

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    The Last Agni Kai

    That evokes a different theme than the one you probably want, though.
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    If they don't realize she's evil until the very end, when she reveals that they've been playing into her hand all along as the world is now within her grasp thanks to them, I'd recommend With Me.

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    How about Army of Me?

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    I'd give her the same theme I give to all my bosses
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    Catastrophe, by Yuki Kajiura, for your badass confrontation music?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yora View Post
    Maybe Mantis Hymn from Metal Gear Solid 4 could work. It's the theme music of an insane telepath. But might be a bit too over the top. :D

    Nonsense. The Mantis Hymn is perfect for what I'm visualizing the OP's BBEG to embody. Especially if she's creepy and can read the party's collective memory cards, or make them shake across the floor at will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOhara24 View Post
    Nonsense. The Mantis Hymn is perfect for what I'm visualizing the OP's BBEG to embody. Especially if she's creepy and can read the party's collective memory cards, or make them shake across the floor at will.
    I think it's more fitting for something that eats all the souls of entire planets.
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    Depending on your tastes, and I apologise for my non linking as I cannot find it at this time, but a few of the tracks from the Dark Souls soundtracks can be effective, personal preference I've used for conniving bosses is Nameless Song, builds and winds up creepily before a nice crescendo.
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    Looking through Demon's Souls was actually one of my first ideas, but they all didn't really fit.

    Dark Souls would be worth a shot, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tygre View Post
    This is my usual boss fight music. Thanks for all the suggestion so far. I am still undecided on a song :(

    I think I'm looking for something almost eerie.
    I like This or maybe closer to this (that sound creeps me out a lot, and I'm not sure why.) that one too maybe. Decisions decisions
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    If she's not showing off her evilness, you might use something tame like this with that after the reveal.

    This might give a proper mysterious/enchanting vibe.

    This could be an interestting choice as well.

    edit: if you want eerie, then look into works of Penderecki: 1, 2.

    For something a bit less frightening there's Danny Elfman: 1, 2.
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    Definitely the Imperial March. I realize she's a subtle character, it would just be hilarious for this "innocent" (atm) character to walk in to the imperial march. The players are like "Why are you playing the imperial march?" You're like "Oh, no reason..."
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    The soundtrack to Super Ghouls and Ghosts.
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    For reference: Imperial March.
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    How about The White Queen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Templarkommando View Post
    Definitely the Imperial March. I realize she's a subtle character, it would just be hilarious for this "innocent" (atm) character to walk in to the imperial march. The players are like "Why are you playing the imperial march?" You're like "Oh, no reason..."
    ...There is no subtlety to it, then. The Imperial March was essentially composed to be the march of DOOM. You play it, and everyone knows something bad is about to go down. With hordes of homogeneous troops deployed from dagger-shaped starships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    ...There is no subtlety to it, then. The Imperial March was essentially composed to be the march of DOOM. You play it, and everyone knows something bad is about to go down. With hordes of homogeneous troops deployed from dagger-shaped starships.
    My point was that it would be funny - you'd probably only ever do this in a campaign with a very humorous mood. In a serious campaign it's probably not the best idea. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Templarkommando View Post
    My point was that it would be funny - you'd probably only ever do this in a campaign with a very humorous mood. In a serious campaign it's probably not the best idea. :D
    If you want to use it humorously, find it whistled or played on kazoos- save the real deal for when you need it.

    Now for persuasive villains, my personal favorite is courtesy of ocremix- Subterranean Opus. I don't think it's too heavy-handed on the whole "being a villain" thing. Dunno how well it fits her, but on the plus side, there's an alternate version that you can use for the reveal, boss fight music, or something like that. Calamitous Judgment. Hope that's helpful. If not, they're good listening. :)

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    Well, if you're into thrash metal, there's Mind Control by Slayer.
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    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    She doesn't need to be a mindbender with a rack like that.

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    I feel like I may be a bit late but braille by bring me the horizon? Sorry idk how to link it

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    Give her the best bad guy song out there

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