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The main theme of the series itself is considered to be "Final Fantasy," also known as "Opening Theme" in older iterations.
The main theme of the original Final Fantasy is simply called "Main Theme."
The main theme of Final Fantasy II is simply called "Main Theme." A vocal arrangement of this theme, "The Promised Land," is included in the album Final Fantasy: Pray. The main themes of both the original Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II were released together on the same compilation, Final Fantasy I & II Original Soundtrack.
The main theme of Final Fantasy V is simply called called "Main Theme of Final Fantasy V" and only plays during the opening movie and when Bartz, Faris, and Lenna travel to Galuf's World. Arrangements of this theme include "Four Hearts," which is played on the world map of Bartz's World.
Terra Branford's theme, simply called "Terra," is the main theme of Final Fantasy VI during the World of Balance. It has become one of the most popular video game tracks ever, with several rearrangements being made over the years, both fan made and official. It has been included as a rearrangement in the albums Final Fantasy VI: Grand Finale, Final Fantasy: Pray, and Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VI.
The main theme of Final Fantasy VII is simply called "Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII". It is included as an orchestrated arrangement in the album Final Fantasy VII: Reunion Tracks. The piece is played on the world map during Disc 1, before being replaced by "The North Cave" after the events taking part in North Crater.
The main theme of Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- is "Theme of CRISIS CORE." Due to its importance towards the game's theme of legacy, the tune is rearranged into numerous tracks such as "Burden of Truth," the main battle theme "Encounter," and "Melody of Agony" with various instruments ranging from piano to electric guitar. The main theme itself is also rearranged into other tracks under the "THEME OF CRISIS CORE" title, such as "Dreams and Pride," "Chaotic Battlefield," and "Truth Behind the Project." The tune is heard during significant plot events.
"Blue Fields" is often considered the main theme of Final Fantasy VIII, although Nobuo Uematsu, composer of the game's soundtrack, doesn't agree with that definition and places "Liberi Fatali" and "Eyes on Me" as the main themes of Final Fantasy VIII.
The main theme of Final Fantasy IX is simply "Main Theme," though this theme is not featured in the game's original soundtrack, but instead in Final Fantasy IX Original Soundtrack PLUS. A variation of this theme, "Over the Hills," serves as the overworld theme for the first three discs of the game, later replaced by "Another Nightmare." "Melodies of Life" is the game's vocal theme, as well as a more orchestral variation of the main theme, featured during the closing credits.
"Zanarkand" is the main theme of Final Fantasy X. The theme is first played during the game's opening, which shows Tidus and the others at the ruins of Zanarkand. "Zanarkand" shares the greatest importance in the soundtrack, along with "Suteki da ne," being played at various significant plot events, typically rearranged and under different titles, such as "Movement in Green," "The Truth Revealed," and a large part of Final Fantasy X's "Ending Theme."
"Eternity ~Memory of Lightwaves~" is the main theme of Final Fantasy X-2. It plays during the cinematic introduction before the title screen. A vocalized arrangement, called "Morning Glow," is released in the Final Fantasy X-2: Vocal Collection - Yuna album. "Eternity ~Memories of Lightwaves~" is also included in the Final Fantasy X-2 Piano Collection album.
The main theme of Final Fantasy XI is the "Vana'diel March." It plays during on the start menu of the game's original version.
"Opening Movie (Theme of FINAL FANTASY XII)" is the main theme of Final Fantasy XII. It is one of the longest main themes, reaching almost seven minutes, and it plays during the game's cinematic prologue. Many other tracks on the soundtrack use the leitmotifs from "Theme of Final Fantasy XII."
"FINAL FANTASY XIII ~The Promise~" is the main theme of Final Fantasy XIII. It plays in the title screen, and several variations carry the theme's tune, including "Sunleth Waterscape" and "Archylte Steppe" but most notable being "Serah's Theme."
The main theme of Final Fantasy XIII-2 is "FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 - Wishes -." Many tracks from the soundtrack use its melody as their base - notably "Serah's Theme ~Memories~," "Noel's Theme ~Last Journey~," and "FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 ~The Future~."
"Paradox" is another important theme of XIII-2. It serves as the base of tracks like the frequent battle theme "Paradigm Shift," "The Story So Far...," "Oracle Drive," "Eyes of Etro," "Oathbrand", "Yeul's Theme," "Song of the Farseers," and "Time's Master."
The main theme of Final Fantasy XIV is "Answers". It is played in the opening of each storyline, as well as in the End of an Era video. At seven minutes and eleven seconds, it is the longest main theme to date in the series.
The main theme of Final Fantasy Tactics is called "Hero's Theme." The tune can be heard in several battle themes and cutscenes throughout the game.
The main theme of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is simply called "Main Theme." A part of this song had been played during the songs "Vanishing World" and "The Place We Should Return To."
"Summer Vacation" is the main theme of Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. It was made into "Putting Words Together," "Unfold the Map," "Premonition of Origin," "The End of The Tale," and "Words Put Together."
Dissidia Final Fantasy's main theme is called "The Messenger," and has two alternate vocal versions, "Chaos" and "Cosmos," as well as various other arrangements. The main themes of the first ten games in the main series all play as "stage board" themes for each of the correspondent character's storyline.
- ↑ At first, I was going to make the opening song the main theme, and to play it in various spots throughout the game. Still, I began to realize that I have always been playing the main theme in the world map. This time, I decided to experiment by not playing the main theme in the world map. In addition, when I created "Eyes On Me", both songs had become the main theme. I, myself, couldn't decide which one to be the main theme. That's why a main theme does not exist in FF8.-Nobuo Uematsu