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"Let the Battles Begin!" (闘う者達, Tatakau Monotachi?, lit. Those Who Fight), also known as "Those Who Fight" or "Fighting", is the battle theme of Final Fantasy VII. It plays in common random encounters, except for times where background music, such as "Hurry!", overlap it. This is the first battle theme in the series to not have the ascending arpeggios in its intro.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

"Let the Battles Begin!" is heard on random encounters, except for times where background musics such as "Hurry!" overlap it. Chocobo battles have their own battle music. "Let the Battles Begin!" is the tenth track of the Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack's first disc.

The theme also plays in the 1996 and 1997 demo versions, albeit the earlier demo has a slightly different version of the track.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent ChildrenEdit

"Let the Battles Begin!" appears twice: first the Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VII arrangement plays during the battle between Tifa Lockhart and Loz at the Sector 5 Church. Its second appearance is an original hard-rock arrangement, which plays during the final battles with the three Remnants of Sephiroth.

The themes, are, respectively, the seventh track of the first disc, and the second track of the second disc of the movie's original soundtrack.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

"Timely Ambush" (from FFVII "Let the Battles Begin!") is an arrangement of "Let the Battles Begin!" by Takeharu Ishimoto, and is used for some battles at Midgar. It is the eleventh track of the first disc of the Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Original Soundtrack.

An orchestral version of "Let the Battles Begin!" is included on the ending theme, "Fulfilled Desire", by Kazuhiko Toyama.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

"Let the Battles Begin!" is included in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy as a bonus battle background music, acquirable through the PP Catalog (Dissidia 012) for 240 PP.

Once purchased, the theme may be automatically selected for battles including Sephiroth, Tifa, or Cloud, or taking place at the Planet's Core.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

"Let the Battles Begin!" is included as a bonus Battle Music Sequence on the Encore mode.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain CallEdit

"Let the Battles Begin" makes a reappearance as a Battle Music Sequence in Curtain Call. "Those Who Fight (Piano Version)" is a Battle Music Sequence for Advent Children, and "Timely Ambush" appears as a Field Music Sequence for Crisis Core.

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the RingEdit

The original version of "Those Who Fight" becomes available as battle music when the player gains access to the bonus battle versus Cloud.

Arrangement Album appearancesEdit

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VIIEdit

An arrangement of "Let the Battles Begin!" by Shirō Hamaguchi and performed by Seiji Honda is included in this piano arrangement album as its fifth track.

Final Fantasy VII ChipsEdit

The song is part of the 8-bit arrangement album. It is the mashed-up with the track "Fanfare".

Final Fantasy Orchestra AlbumEdit

"Let the Battles Begin!" is the seventh song of the final track of this album, "Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy I – XIV)", arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama.

Live orchestra performancesEdit

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Returning HomeEdit

"Let the Battles Begin!" is included on this concert, performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Arnie Roth held in Tokyo, in November 2010. It is the third track of the second disc of its live recording album.

A New World: intimate music from Final FantasyEdit

A live recording of "Those Who Fight" from at the London premiere of the concert of the same name on February 15, 2014, conducted by Arnie Roth, is included on this album.

Compilation Album appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy VII: Reunion TracksEdit

"Those Who Fight" is included in this Final Fantasy VII best-of album, of which it is the tenth track.

Square Enix Battle Tracks V.2Edit

This theme was included in this compilation of Square Enix battle themes from games released between 1996 and 1998. It is the seventh track of the album.

Final Fantasy VinylsEdit

"Let the Battles Begin!" is included on the third disc of this collector's edition set.

Final Fantasy VII Vinyl Limited EditionEdit

"Let the Battles Begin!" is included on the first disc of this collectors' set.

Appearances outside Final Fantasy MediaEdit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the RingEdit

Ehrgeiz features an arrangement of the track still titled "Those Who Fight" which plays on Cloud's stage.

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street SpecialEdit

An arrangement of "Let the Battles Begin!" was included in this crossover between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest.

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