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"Don't Be Afraid"
FFVIII - Don't Be Afraid
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"Don't Be Afraid" is the main battle theme of Final Fantasy VIII. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu. The composition is in 5/4 time and has militaristic march overtones, most notably the horns and percussion elements.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

VIII "Don't Be Afraid" is the main battle theme, playing during almost every random encounter. It is the fourth track of the first disc of the Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack album. The battles fought as Laguna are accompanied by "The Man with the Machine Gun" instead.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit

Dissidia A new arrangement of this theme by Tsuyoshi Sekito titled "Don't be Afraid - arrange - from FINAL FANTASY VIII" is one of the two default Final Fantasy VIII battle themes. It is the sixth track of the Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtracks second disc.

"Don't Be Afraid" can be automatically selected for battles including Squall or Ultimecia, or taking place at Ultimecia's Castle.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 "Don't be Afraid - arrange - from FINAL FANTASY VIII" returns in the prequel to Dissidia Final Fantasy. It is given the same appearances as in the aforementioned game, but can also be automatically selected for battles including the newcomer Laguna Loire.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

Dissidia The arranged track from Dissidia Final Fantasy and the original PlayStation version can be bought from the in-game shop for 3,600 gil.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

TFFCC "Don't Be Afraid" appears as a Battle Music Sequence track, and is one of the songs newly added for Final Fantasy VIII.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit

TFFASC "Don't Be Afraid" appears again as a playable Battle Music Sequence. It is available to the player by default.

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World of Final FantasyEdit


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Chocobo RacingEdit


"FFVIII Circuit"
Chocobo Racing OST FFVIII Circuit
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A remix of "Don't Be Afraid" by Kenji Ito named "FFVIII Circuit" plays on the bonus course of Deling City. It is the twenty-sixth track of the Chocobo Racing Original Soundtrack.

Arrangement album appearancesEdit


"Don't Be Afraid" was orchestrated and included in this arranged album, published in 1999. It was arranged and conducted by Shirō Hamaguchi.

Final Fantasy VIII ChipsEdit

The song is part of the 8-bit arrangement album as its third track. It is the first section of the mash-up with the tracks "Force Your Way" and "The Winner".

Live orchestra performancesEdit

"Don't Be Afraid"'s orchestral arrangement from FITHOS LUSEC WECOS VINOSEC: Final Fantasy VIII was performed in several live concerts.

20020220 music from Final FantasyEdit

"Don't Be Afraid" was performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tokyo International Forum on February 20th, 2002. It is the fifth song of the line-up and eight track of the concert's live recording album.

More Friends - Music from Final FantasyEdit

"Don't Be Afraid" was performed by the World Festival Symphony Orchestra at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on May 16th, 2005. It was the fourth song of the concert.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final FantasyEdit

"Don't Be Afraid" was included in the first Distant Worlds tour, and was the fifth song of its line-up, as well as the fifth track of its live recording album.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Returning HomeEdit

"Don't Be Afraid" was included in the third version of Distant Worlds, and was the third song of its line-up, and the third song of the album of its live recording.

Compilation album appearancesEdit

Square Enix Battle Tracks V.3Edit

This theme was included in this compilation of Square Enix battle themes from games released between 1998 and 2000. It is the second track of the album.

Final Fantasy VinylsEdit

"Don't Be Afraid" is included on the third disc of this collector's edition set.

Appearances outside Final Fantasy mediaEdit

Hongey Judaa Na HumEdit

"Don't be Afraid" appears on the 16th episode of the Indian TV soap opera Hongey Judaa Na Hum.[1]

WMU Bronco Marching BandEdit

On September 29th, 2012 the Bronco Marching Band of the Western Michigan University performed "Don't be Afraid". It was a special marching band arrangement.[2]