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"This song captures the essence of all that is Final Fantasy."
Edward Chris von Muir, on the Prologue in Final Fantasy IV.
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The Main Theme of the Final Fantasy series.
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The "Opening Theme" is a recurring piece of music by Nobuo Uematsu in the Final Fantasy series. It has also been called "Prologue" and "Final Fantasy". Because of this, along with its recurrence, it is considered to be the main theme of the series.

It was first played during the opening of the original Final Fantasy and has ever since been played in every game in the series, except Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy X, during the opening or ending sequences.

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Appearances

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Final Fantasy

The Warriors of Light watch Cornelia from a distance
The Dawn of Souls version of the Opening Theme of Final Fantasy
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Appears at the Cornelia Bridge and at the Credits.

Final Fantasy III

Appears at the Wind Crystal chamber after defeating the Land Turtle in the NES version and after defeating Djinn in the DS version.

Final Fantasy IV

Appears during the prophecy of Cecil's destiny. Also plays during the end of the game, when the party members who do not join Cecil pray to give strength to Cecil and his companions for the final battle against Zeromus.

Final Fantasy V

Appears at the end of the game when Krile is at the Elder Tree.

Final Fantasy VI

Appears at the end of the game, mixed into the track Balance is Restored.

Final Fantasy VII

Appears in the credits.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

An orchestrated version plays during the credits.

Final Fantasy VIII

Appears in the track "Ending Theme" in the OST and in the ending movie of the game. It was arranged in form of a military march. Immediately follows "Eyes on Me" and plays during the sequence following the ending FMV in which both credits and a home movie style sequence are displayed. Plays from 6:59 to 10:00.

Final Fantasy IX

Appears during the Prima Vista escape scene and in the credits, right after the theme song Melodies of Life, also in the OST at the end of "Melodies of Life".

Final Fantasy XI

Plays during the final cutscene of the "A Crystalline Prophecy" additional scenario.

Final Fantasy XII

Appears in the intro movie in the game, and in the OST as "FINAL FANTASY ~FFXII Version~".

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

Plays at the opening FMV and at the end of the game.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers

Layle is heard humming the theme while raiding the Tribe Unity ball. An arrangement of the Prologue was heard in an early trailer for The Crystal Bearers, though the song did not appear in the final game.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Plays at the final part of the ending, a recreation of the Cornelia Bridge scene from Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy: Pray

"Pray" is a vocal arrangement of the Main Theme from the orginal featured in the eponymous music album Final Fantasy: Pray, performed by Risa Ohki. It is sung in Japanese.

Lyrics

Japanese
Tooku shizuka na hoshizora kara,
Afureru inochi no uta ga hibiku.
Ikusen kounen yami o koete,
Hitotsu no daichi ni tadori tsuita.
Sotto hitomi o tojita mama de
Tooi inori no you ni
Itsushi ka yumetachi ga
Kanau you ni
Konna chiisa na te no hira de wa
Kakaekirenu hodo toki wa nagai
Ikusenman ri no tabi no hate ni
Yasashii egao ni meguriaeru
Ima wa namida ni nureta mama de
Fukai inori no you ni
Itsushi ka kanashimi mo
Owaru you ni
Tooku shizuka na hoshizora kara,
Afureru inochi no uta ga kikoeru.
English translation
From far and silent starry skies
Echoes a song full of life.
Crossing a darkness of thousands of light years,
It finally arrives at a single earth.
With eyes closed just so,
Like a faraway prayer,
So that one day
Our dreams will come true.
Time is so long that
These tiny palms can barely hold it.
At the end of a million-mile voyage,
We can still run across smiling faces.
Now, wet with tears,
As though deep in prayer,
So that one day
Sadness, too, will end.
From far and silent starry skies,
A song full of life can be heard.

This article uses material from the "Opening Theme (Final Fantasy)" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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