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

Game appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

"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 XV[edit | edit source]

"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 | edit source]

"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 Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"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 NT[edit | edit source]

"Awakening" from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

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 Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"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 Call[edit | edit source]

"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 Carnival[edit | edit source]

"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 Keeper[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Prismelody: Awakening"

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

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon[edit | edit source]

"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 appearances[edit | edit source]

The Star Onions ~ Final Fantasy XI - Music from the Other Side of Vana'diel[edit | edit source]

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

Final Fantasy XI Chips[edit | edit source]

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

Final Fantasy Orchestra Album[edit | edit source]

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

Compilation album appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XI 8th Anniversary: Memories of Dusk and Dawn[edit | edit source]

"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 Collection[edit | edit source]

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

X'mas Collections II music from SQUARE ENIX[edit | edit source]

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 media[edit | edit source]

Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KIT[edit | edit source]

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

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