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"The Evil Lord Exdeath"
FFV - Evil Lord Exdeath
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This is the song used when facing the source of all conflict in FFV: Exdeath. A tense melody is carried by drums that sound like the pounding of the earth.
—Description for "The Decisive Battle" in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.

"The Evil Lord Exdeath" is the theme of Exdeath, the antagonist of Final Fantasy V. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

It begins with a theme similar to the one from the famous murder scene of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and contains beats from "Battle 2", the main boss theme. Throughout the theme, measures can be heard from "Ring of Bomb" from Final Fantasy IV compounded by dramatic strings that culminates the suspense.

Game appearances Edit

Final Fantasy V Edit

V "The Evil Lord Exdeath" is played during cutscenes where Exdeath makes a presence.

"The Decisive Battle"
FFV - The Decisive Battle
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It has several arrangements and variations in other tracks, such as "Exdeath's Castle" (played in Castle Exdeath, the Barrier Tower and the Fork Tower), "The Decisive Battle" (played during any battle against Exdeath and the bosses in the Sealed Temple), and "The Final Battle".

Final Fantasy XIV Edit


The battle theme of Exdeath
FFXIV FFV Decisive Battle
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An arrangement of "The Decisive Battle" is serves as the battle theme of Deltascape V4.0 where Exdeath is fought as a boss.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia "The Decisive Battle" can be purchased from the PP Catalog for 500 PP after the player completed Shade Impulse Chapter 4.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012 "The Evil Lord Exdeath" is included in the Final Fantasy V downloadable content pack.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Edit

TFF "The Decisive Battle" appears as a downloadable content.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Edit

TFFCC "The Decisive Battle" appears as a Battle Music Sequence.