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#1 Edited by Mage_ (69 posts) -

What is your favorite final boss theme? I quite like the FF4 Zeromus theme

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#5 Posted by Giantstalker (2401 posts) -

Metal Gear Rising has just such a great capstone moment - between how ridiculous the game is, and what the boss turns out to be - the theme is just perfect

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#6 Posted by Nightriff (7193 posts) -

Persona 4 final theme

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#7 Posted by Mainwaring (96 posts) -

Do MMOs count? Rise of the White Raven from the original FF XIV was pretty rad.

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#8 Edited by BoOzak (2517 posts) -

I mean it's kind of cheating but the last boss of MGS 4 no question.

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#9 Posted by FacelessVixen (2525 posts) -

Can't really decide between Devil May Cry 3 and Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal...

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#10 Posted by KingBonesaw (1356 posts) -
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The one true final boss theme.

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#11 Edited by captainjudaism (174 posts) -

The theme that spawned a billion remixes. It's stuck in my head ever since I started playing the games so many years ago. Septette for the Dead Princess

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#12 Posted by Captain_Insano (3477 posts) -

MGS3 or MGSIV are the ones that come to mind immediately

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#14 Edited by viking_funeral (2881 posts) -

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Oh, that's easy. The boss battle from Final Fantasy IV.

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Oh, well then. Um.... yes, agreed.

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#15 Posted by WarlordPayne (823 posts) -

If it's just the song on its own then it's FFVI. However, the way the main theme of FFXIV was synced up with the phases of the final raid boss made that whole encounter so damned memorable.

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I still get chills from it.

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#16 Posted by Gabe447 (19 posts) -

Gwyn from dark souls 1

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#18 Posted by Fezrock (712 posts) -

Kuja- Dark Messanger from Final Fantasy IX.

In all the important ways he's the final boss, and he should've been the actual final boss. Best to pretend Necron didn't exist.

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Donkey Kong country returns tropical freeze final boss. I just loved the whole thing though.

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#20 Posted by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

There are other good ones but none has stuck with me as much as the Rap-Rock classic "Burn My Dread" from Persona 3. Still vividly think of the ending and that song together.

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#21 Edited by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

For those bringing up Dark Souls 1, I have to say Old King Allant from Demon's Souls is better for sure (though I am a big Demon's Souls fan over any other Souls game... everything with the ending to Demon's Souls totally rules when personally I think the back half or so of Dark Souls 1 isn't so hot).

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#22 Posted by dudeglove (13678 posts) -

The butt rock of Revengeance is still pretty great and fits the tone.

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#23 Posted by ToxicFruit (1922 posts) -

@warlordpayne: Wow ! does it actually change as the fight progresses ?

I heard it in the cinematic but i had no idea it was also a boss theme.

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#24 Posted by Marco724 (156 posts) -

Lord Gwyn dark souls 1 for sure. I even liked it when they used it a second time at the end of dark souls 3.

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#25 Edited by cloudymusic (2112 posts) -

If I'm being real, it's Dancing Mad every time, but that's already been said by numerous people. As a runner-up, though, here's the main final boss theme from Persona 3:

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#28 Posted by Shadow (5356 posts) -

Monster Hunter 3 for me

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#29 Posted by Nightcrawlah (119 posts) -

The First Hunter from Bloodborne. I have a different view on this theme than most people though. I don't see this as just being Gehrman's theme (I never really cared for Gehrman as a character tbh), I see this as his theme AND that of your hunter. I think it illustrates very effectively the hardship your character has been through to get to this point.

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#30 Posted by WarlordPayne (823 posts) -

@toxicfruit: Yeah, the music changes as you progress through the phases of the fight. There is even an attack or two that is timed to hit at certain parts of the song, like the gigaflare/akh morn combo at the climax near the end.

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#31 Posted by j87 (32 posts) -
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The Seal is Broken from Blue Dragon

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#32 Edited by csl316 (14946 posts) -

Devil Kazuya in Tekken 2.

Or Mr. X in Streets of Rage 2. What a jerk, he shoots his own guys!!

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#35 Posted by MissAshley (624 posts) -

Thinking about all the game music I've enjoyed over the years, I can't think of any final boss music that sticks out to me over all the other tracks in any given game. Thinking about all the music I like that happens to be the final boss track, however, leaves me with a tie between. . .

Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow. . .

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and Super Mario Galaxy 2.

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Can I be "that guy" and say

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Only because its the only final boss music I still remember so I guess that's my favorite by default.

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#40 Posted by NietzscheCookie (122 posts) -

Maybe we should just give Nobuo Uematsu the lifetime achievement award for final boss themes...

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#41 Posted by stordoff (1361 posts) -

Persona 4 - The Genesis

The whole thing is a musical journey. The foreboding beginning, and the lull in the middle before the main melody from Reach Out to the Truth is just so good. Absolutely pitch perfect for that fight

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Runner-up: Persona 3 - Burn My Dread -Last Battle-

Debatable whether you call this or The Battle for Everyone's Souls the boss theme, but this is playing when you "win" so it counts in my book. Not as good as a standalone piece as The Genesis, but is a great way to close out P3.

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Honourable Mention: Steins;Gate - スカイクラッドの観測者 [Skyclad Observer]

(AKA an excuse to mention Steins;Gate :p) Not even close to being a boss battle in the traditional video games sense, but the way it is used for when you overcome, essentially, fate itself puts it in vaguely the same realm IMO. END GAME SPOILERS IN LINK - this video shows where it is used in the game, but be warned it literally shows the end of the game and the resolution of the entire narrative. Only linking to that version because how it is used in the game is what elevates it and made it resonate so strongly for me.

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#43 Edited by FrostyRyan (2898 posts) -

Persona 3 Battle for Everyone's Souls.

When it turns into the velvet room song, I explode

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#44 Posted by katpottz (511 posts) -

@dudeglove: there's nothing quite as butt rock as SA1 perfect chaos

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