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"Awakening" is the final boss theme of Final Fantasy XI. It was composed by Kumi Tanioka.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIEdit

"Awakening" serves as the background theme for the final battle against the Shadow Lord at the Castle Zvahl Keep's throne room. It also plays during several other later encounters in the Throne Room, as well as the area theme for Dynamis - Xarcabard.

This track's tune is dark and gloomy at start, but soon it rises into a fast-paced theme, giving the impression that the battle is elapsing. After this, the battle cycles between its main tune and a smooth, eerie tune, resembling the track's introduction. The track can be found in the original soundtrack as the 28th track of disc 2.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

"Awakening" is included in the music player on the Memories of FFXI (Disc 1) album purchased at Burbost Souvenir Emporium for 100 gil.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit

"Awakening" is a bonus battle BGM, purchasable in the PP Catalog for 500 PP after Shade Impulse is cleared. After being purchased, it can be randomly selected for battles featuring Shantotto.

"Awakening" also plays during the boss battle against Shantotto in Distant Glory: Heroes.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

"Awakening" is a bonus track bought from the PP Catalog for 150 PP, and is available from the start of the game. It is now also randomly selected by default for battles taking place at the Empyreal Paradox or including Prishe.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

A new techno arrangement is a default theme, while the original PlayStation 2 version can be bought from the shop for 3,600 gil.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

"Awakening" is the Battle Music Sequence used for the Series play of Final Fantasy XI. The theme is included in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

"Awakening" is a Battle Music Sequence for Final Fantasy XI. "Guardian of the Dark II" from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon appears as a new BMS.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit

"Awakening" appears as a playable Battle Music Sequence. It can be bought in the song store for 5 sound medals.

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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World of Final FantasyEdit

"Awakening" plays when Shantotto uses her Champion summon ability.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonEdit

"Guardian of Darkness 2" is a remix of "Awakening" appears. It was arranged by Yuzo Takahashi, and is the 21st track in the original soundtrack.

Arrangement album appearancesEdit

The Star Onions ~ Final Fantasy XI - Music from the Other Side of Vana'dielEdit

A remix of "Awakening" appears in this album of arrangements of Final Fantasy XI music by The Star Onions.

Final Fantasy XI ChipsEdit

A chiptune version of "Awakening" appears as the ninth track. It is mixed in with "Shadow Lord".

Final Fantasy Orchestra AlbumEdit

"Awakening" is the eleventh song of the final track, "Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy I – XIV)", arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama.

Compilation album appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XI 8th Anniversary: Memories of Dusk and DawnEdit

"Awakening" appears as the eighth track on this album celebrating the 8th year since the conception of Final Fantasy XI.

Sword Songs: Final Fantasy XI Battle CollectionEdit

"Awakening" appears as the second track on this collection of battle themes.

X'mas Collections II music from SQUARE ENIXEdit

A festive arrangement of "Awakening" appears as the eighth track on this festive-themed album under the name "Shadow Lord's Christmas".

Appearances outside Final Fantasy mediaEdit

Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KITEdit

A remix of "Awakening" plays as the conclusion of the Final Fantasy XI medley, arranged by Ryo Hamazaki.

See alsoEdit

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