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"Caius's Theme"
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"Caius's Theme" (カイアスのテーマ, Kaiasu no Tēma?, lit. Theme of Caius) is a prominent theme from Final Fantasy XIII-2. It was composed by Naoshi Mizuta in 2011.

It is a dramatic orchestral piece with a Latin chorus. "Caius's Theme" had a hard time getting approval from the director of Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Mizuta created more than four different tracks, spending nearly a month on this one track.[1] The director wanted to make the song into something that could surpass Sephiroth's theme "One-Winged Angel" from Final Fantasy VII.

Game appearances Edit

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Edit

XIII-2 "Caius's Theme" is the leitmotif for main antagonist Caius Ballad. It represents his godlike status, as well as his grief and the tragic side to him. It first plays at Oerba -200 AF- during his confrontation with Noel Kreiss and Serah Farron, and during his fight with Serah at the Void Beyond.

"Caius's Theme" is a prominent motif and has several arrangements: "Chaotic Guardian" plays during Caius's appearance at Academia -400 AF- and during his battle with Noel in the Dying World -700 AF-; "Heart of Chaos" plays during the last battle against Caius in Valhalla; and the final boss theme, "Unseen Abyss", plays during the final battle.

"Caius's Theme" is the sixteenth track of the second disc of the Final Fantasy XIII-2: Original Soundtrack; "Chaotic Guardian" and "Heart of Chaos" are the thirteenth track of the soundtrack's third and fourth discs, respectively; and "Unseen Abyss" is the fifteenth track of the soundtrack's fourth disc.

"Caius's Theme" is also included in "Promise to the Future", "Endless Paradox", and the "Closing Credits".

"Caius's Theme" Edit

Latin
Dea Mortis, iuravi
Carissimam servaturum.
Dea Mortis, servabo
Ut tempora recte ducam.
Etsi cor in Chaos,
Aut Fortuna bella ferat,
Occurram et obviam ibo.
English translation
Goddess of Death, I vowed
That I would protect the most dear one.
Goddess of Death, I will protect her,
As I lead time straight.
Even if there is a heart in Chaos,
Or if Fortune may bring wars,
I will resist and go to fight against it.

"Chaotic Guardian" Edit

Latin
Dea Mortis, iuravi
Carissimam servaturum.
Dea Mortis, servabo
Ut tempora recte ducam.
Etsi cor in Chaos,
Aut Fortuna bella ferat.
Occuram et obviam ibo.
Dea Mortis, iuravi
Carissimam servaturum.
Dea Mortis, servabo
Ut tempora recte ducam.
Etsi cor in Chaos,
Aut Fortuna bella ferat.
Dea Mortis, iuravi
Carissimam servaturum.
Dea Mortis, servabo
Ut tempora recte ducam.
Dea Mortis, servabo
Ut tempora recte ducam.
Etsi cor in Chaos,
Aut Fortuna bella ferat.
English translation
Goddess of Death, I vowed
That I would protect the most dear one.
Goddess of Death, I will protect her,
As I lead time straight.
Even if there is a heart in Chaos,
Or if Fortune may bring wars,
I will resist and go to fight against it.
Goddess of Death, I vowed
That I would protect the most dear one.
Goddess of Death, I will protect her,
As I lead time straight.
Even if there is a heart in Chaos,
Or if Fortune may bring wars.
Goddess of Death, I vowed
That I would protect the most dear one.
Goddess of Death, I will protect her,
As I lead time straight.
Goddess of Death, I will protect her,
As I lead time straight.
Even if there is a heart in Chaos,
Or if Fortune may bring wars.

"Heart of Chaos" Edit

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"Heart of Chaos"
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Heart of Chaos
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Latin
Dea Mortis, iuravi
Carissimam servaturum
Dea Mortis, iuravi
Carissimam servaturum
Dea Mortis, iuravi
Carissimam servaturum
Dea Mortis, servabo
Ut tempora recte ducam
Etsi cor in Chaos,
Aut Fortuna bella ferat
Occurram et obviam ibo.
English translation
Goddess of Death, I vowed
That I would protect the most dear one.
Goddess of Death, I vowed
That I would protect the most dear one.
Goddess of Death, I vowed
That I would protect the most dear one.
Goddess of Death, I will protect her,
As I lead time straight.
Even if there is a heart in Chaos,
Or if Fortune may bring wars,
I will resist and go to fight against it.

"Unseen Abyss" Edit

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"Unseen Abyss"
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Latin
Dea Mortis, servabo,
Ut tempora recte ducam.
Etsi cor in Chaos,
Aut Fortuna bella ferat.
Dea Mortis, servabo,
Ut tempora recte ducam.
Etsi cor in Chaos,
Aut Fortuna bella ferat.
Dea Mortis, iuravi
Carissimam servaturum.
Dea Mortis, servabo,
Ut tempora recte ducam.
Etsi cor in Chaos,
Aut Fortuna bella ferat.
Occurram et...
English translation
Goddess of Death, I will protect her,
As I lead time straight.
Even if there is a heart in Chaos,
Or if Fortune may bring wars.
Goddess of Death, I will protect her,
As I lead time straight.
Even if there is a heart in Chaos,
Or if Fortune may bring wars.
Goddess of Death, I vowed
That I would protect the most dear one.
Goddess of Death, I will protect her,
As I lead time straight.
Even if there is a heart in Chaos,
Or if Fortune may bring wars.
I will resist and...

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Edit

LR "Caius's Theme" plays when he appears to Lightning in the Temple of the Goddess in the Wildlands. The theme is incorporated into the final boss theme, "Almighty Bhunivelze", and the ending theme, "Credits ~Light Eternal~". "Chaotic Guardian" is used during Lightning's battle against him, with "Heart of Chaos" replacing it after he is staggered at low HP. "Unseen Abyss" will play once Ereshkigal is staggered at low HP. Finally, a variation of his theme is used in "The Doomed Soul -Caius and Yeul-" during the cutscene following the battle.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Edit

TFFCC "Heart of Chaos" appears as one of the newly added Battle Music Sequences for Final Fantasy XIII-2.

See also Edit

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