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"Rydia" (少女リディア, Shōjo Ridia?, lit. Little Girl Rydia) is a theme from Final Fantasy IV, repesenting the eponymous character. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IVEdit

"Rydia" is played during the game when Rydia first joins the party, and is also heard when she melts the flames on Mt. Hobs, and when she returns as an adult in the Dwarven Castle. It was released as the fifteenth track of the Final Fantasy IV Original Sound Version and Final Fantasy IV Official Soundtrack: Music from Final Fantasy Chronicles albums.

"Rydia" was rearranged by Junya Nakano for the Nintendo DS release of Final Fantasy IV, and is given the same use in-game as in the original releases. When unlocked in the Fat Chocobo's Music Box, Edward Chris von Muir comments that it captures "her kind and gentle nature". This version was released as the sixteenth track of the Final Fantasy IV Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

"Rydia" is heard in The After Years during Rydia's chapter, "The Eidolons Shackled".

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonEdit

An arrangement of "Rydia" by Yuzo Takahashi is used in this game, called "Ranch at Night". It was released as the fifth track of the game's original soundtrack.

Arrangement Album appearancesEdit

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IVEdit

"Rydia" is one of the thirteen tracks selected from the original soundtrack to be rearranged and performed by Reiko Nomura in the Piano Collections release for Final Fantasy IV.

Final Fantasy IV: Celtic MoonEdit

In Celtic Moon, "Rydia" is rearranged in performed in the style of Irish Celtic music.

Project Majestic Mix: A Tribute to Nobuo UematsuEdit

This fanmade tribute to composer Uematsu by KFSS Studios features "Rydia".

SQ Chips2Edit

The track appears in the SQ Chips2 VILLAGE/VANGUARD Customer Bonus and SQ Chips2 TOWER RECORDS Customer Bonus CDs of the 8-bit arrangement album. It is the second track in both the bonus CDs.

X'mas Collections II music from SQUARE ENIXEdit

A Christmas arrangement of the theme appears on this album.

Compilation Album appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy 1987-1994/Final Fantasy N Generation: Official Best CollectionEdit

The arrangement of "Rydia" by Reiko Nomura from the Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections release was included in this album of remixes of themes from Final Fantasy titles up to the sixth main installment. "Rydia" is the sixteenth track of the album.

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