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Awakening (Final Fantasy XI)

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"Awakening" is the final boss theme of Final Fantasy XI. It was composed by Kumi Tanioka.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIEdit

"Awakening" serves as the background theme for the final battle against the Shadow Lord at the Castle Zvahl Keep's throne room. It also plays during several other later encounters in the Throne Room, as well as the area theme for Dynamis - Xarcabard.

This track's tune is dark and gloomy at start, but soon it rises into a fast-paced theme, giving the impression that the battle is elapsing. After this, the battle cycles between its main tune and a smooth, eerie tune, resembling the track's introduction. The track can be found in the original soundtrack as the 28th track of disc 2.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

"Awakening" is a bonus battle BGM, purchasable in the PP Catalog for 500 PP after Shade Impulse is cleared. After being purchased, it can be randomly selected for battles featuring Shantotto.

"Awakening" also plays during the boss battle against Shantotto in Distant Glory: Heroes.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

"Awakening" returns as a bonus track. Its cost on the PP Catalog has been reduced to 150 PP, and is now available from the start of the game. It is now also randomly selected by default for battles taking place at the Empyreal Paradox or including Prishe.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

"Awakening" is the Battle Music Sequence used for the Series play of Final Fantasy XI.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

"Awakening" makes another appearance as a Battle Music Sequence.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonEdit

"Guardian of Darkness 2" is a remix of "Awakening", present in this spin-off game. It was arranged by Yuzo Takahashi, and is the 21st track in the original soundtrack.

Arrangement album appearancesEdit

The Star Onions ~ Final Fantasy XI - Music from the Other Side of Vana'dielEdit

A remix of "Awakening" appears in this album of arrangements of Final Fantasy XI music by The Star Onions.

Final Fantasy XI ChipsEdit

A chiptune version of "Awakening" appears as the ninth track of this guest arranged album. It is mixed in with "Shadow Lord".

Final Fantasy Orchestra AlbumEdit

"Awakening" is the eleventh song of the final track of this album, "Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy I – XIV)", arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama.

Compilation album appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XI 8th Anniversary: Memories of Dusk and DawnEdit

"Awakening" appears as the eighth track on this album celebrating the 8th year since the conception of Final Fantasy XI.

Sword Songs: Final Fantasy XI Battle CollectionEdit

"Awakening" appears as the second track on this collection of battle themes.

X'mas Collections II music from SQUARE ENIXEdit

A festive arrangement of "Awakening" appears as the eighth track on this festive-themed album under the name "Shadow Lord's Christmas".

Appearances outside Final Fantasy mediaEdit

Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KITEdit

A remix of "Awakening" plays as the conclusion of the Final Fantasy XI medley, arranged by Ryo Hamazaki.

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