"Almighty Bhunivelze" (至高神ブーニベルゼ, Shikōgami Būniberuze?, lit. Supreme God Bhunivelze) is the final boss theme of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It was composed and arranged by Mitsuto Suzuki, with the arrangement help of Kengo Tokusashi.
Game appearances[edit | edit source]
"Almighty Bhunivelze" is the ninth track on the fourth disc of the soundtrack and plays during the fourth, final phase against Bhunivelze and serves as the final boss theme. Various tracks of the trilogy are incorporated into the piece; mainly "Ragnarok", "Saber's Edge" (2:03-2:37), "Nascent Requiem", "The Ark" (6:09-6:28, 8:37-9:12), "Caius's Theme" (3:30-3:48, 10:04-10:21) and "Fighting Fate" (5:56-6:05, 11:20-11:45, 12:00-12:10).
Since "Almighty Bhunivelze" is mostly a collection of the trilogy's tracks' reprisal, lyrics from several tracks appear in this composition. The song is in Latin and the added lyrics praise Bhunivelze. The added lyrics to this song have not yet been made public, but several versions have been compiled by fans.
In contrast with Divine Love which plays with softer tunes and comparatively quieter and slower chants to symbolize Bhunivelze's "benevolence", Almighty Bhunivelze employs deeper and louder sounds along with more frequent, faster and energized chants, with a far more serious and terrifying undertone, to symbolize Bhunivelze's wrath at being defied by Lightning.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Its soundtrack length of approximately 13 minutes is likely an allusion to the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, which makes several allusions to the number 13.
See also[edit | edit source]
- "Battle Theme 2"
- "Battle to the Death"
- "The Final Battle" (Final Fantasy IV)
- "The Final Battle" (Final Fantasy V)
- "Dancing Mad"
- "One-Winged Angel"
- "The Extreme"
- "The Final Battle" (Final Fantasy IX)
- "Final Battle" (Final Fantasy X)
- "Their Resting Place"
- "Awakening" (Final Fantasy XI)
- "Struggle for Freedom"
- "Nascent Requiem"
- "Unseen Abyss"
- "Rise of the White Raven"