We’ve been without a music question for far too long, and since it’s a bit too late for me to do another character assessment (alas!). Those take a momentous amount of time. I think I did the last (and first) one in around three hours. I’ll probably do quite a few in the weeks to come since I’ll be on vacation, so you should leave your suggestions for whom I should do next in the comments! I was planning on going through every character one game at at time starting with IV, but you all should know by now, my position can be swayed, and I try to keep my
minions followers happy 😉
What’s your favorite character theme?
Now, I could say Sephiroth, since “One Winged Angel” could be considered his leitmotif, but he technically has another song associated with him, “Those Chosen By the Planet,” which is the one you first hear in the basement of the mansion with the bells and the drums that sound like a beating heart (a common feature in VII’s music for an eerie but obvious reason). Then the bass drops, and what’s been appropriately dubbed “the music of evil” comes through on an organ with strings in the background. Give a listen to this version here. The organ is replaced by sepulchral voices, but this in no way diminishes the effect (in fact it’s possible the organ in the original game is supposed to represent such voices).
OWA became his leitmotif as the song most associated with him, but since I can use Sephiroth and his song as an answer for favorite final boss music, I can give another answer here (I just couldn’t resist talking about him for a little bit :p)