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"Cantata Mortis & God in Fire" is a theme attributed to the Chaos of Scenario 000 in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. It was composed by Takeharu Ishimoto and arranged by Kentaro Sato and Bruce Somers. The lyrics were written by Team Chaos and DAGMUSIC and were translated into Latin by Dr. Robert Zaslavsky. The song was performed by kidneythieves, comprised of the members Free Domminguez and Somers.

It depicts the madness he has suffered in the war against Cosmos in Shinryu's constant cycle of rebirth.

"Cantata Mortis" is a section of Latin chanting, which precedes "God in Fire". After "God in Fire", it loops back to "Cantata Mortis".

Game appearances[]

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

"Cantata Mortis & God in Fire" plays during the battle against Feral Chaos in Scenario 000, both during the manikin version at Southern Lufenia Gateway and the true version at the Edge of Discord. It also plays during the unwinnable tutorial battle against Feral Chaos that occurs if the player chooses "I am a master!" to the moogle's final question in the tutorial section. After defeating the real Feral Chaos, this song may be selected during random battles.

"Cantata Mortis & God in Fire" is the 17th track of disc 2 on the Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

The original version of "God in Fire" was recorded as a bonus track for the first soundtrack album.

An orchestrated arrangement of "God in Fire" was a reward for assisting to the tournament of August 2016. An arrangement of "Cantata Mortis" was recorded for the second soundtrack album.

All of them can be picked as BGM if the player has the codes to exchange in the shop.

Final Fantasy XV[]

The three songs, "Cantata Mortis & God in Fire", "Cantata Mortis" and "God in Fire", are available on the Memories of Dissidia 012 FF album purchasable from Old Lestallum for 500 gil. They can then be played in the music player.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

"Cantata Mortis" appears as a playable Battle Music Sequence. "God in Fire" is not included.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[]

Both songs feature within the game, during the Ultimate, and Divine, Diabolos, fights respectively. The Divine Fight features "Cantata Mortis", while the Ultimate Fight features "God in Fire".

Lyrics[]

The official lyrics were released on the Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack.

Cantata Mortis[]

Latin
Lux! Umbra!
Vita! Mors!
Concordia! Chaos!
Chaos, Deus Mortis.
Spiritus illius producit Mortem.
Chaos, Deus Exitii.
Tenebrae illius devorant omnia.
In palma Creatoris,
proelium aeternum prodit.
Creare rem Ultimam!
Deletrix Omnium!
O, Chaos!
Progenies Belli!
Corpus incensum tuum fluctuat
in mari inanitatis.
Scitote finem Vestrum fieri
in prece sola mortuorum.
Lux! Umbra!
Vita! Mors!
Concordia! Chaos!
Mors! O, Mors!
Delete! Delete!
O, Chaos, Deus Exitii!
Devastate! Devastate!
Chaos, Deus Mortis!
O, Chaos!
Japanese translation
光! 影!
生! 死!
調和! 混沌!
死の神カオス
その魂は死をいざなう
破壊の神カオス
その闇は全てを飲み込む
創造主の手の上で
終わりなき戦いは続く
究極の存在を創るのだ!
全てを破壊する者を!
おお、カオスよ!
戦いの申し子よ!
燃え上がりしその体は
虚無の海にゆらめく
死者の祈りの中にのみ
お前の終焉は在ると知れ
光! 影!
生! 死!
調和! 混沌!
死よ! おお、死よ!
破壊するのだ!
おお、破壊の神カオスよ!
滅ぼすのだ!
死の神カオスよ!
おお、カオスよ!
Unofficial English translation
Light! Shadow!
Life! Death!
Harmony! Chaos!
Chaos, God of Death.
His spirit brings Death.
Chaos, God of Ruin.
His darkness devours all.
In the Creator's palm,
eternal strife springs up.
To create the final thing!
The destroyer of all!
O, Chaos!
Spawn of war!
Your fiery body surges
in the sea of emptiness.
Know that your end will come
in a lonely prayer for the dead.
Light! Shadow!
Life! Death!
Harmony! Chaos!
Death! O, Death!
Destroy! Destroy!
O, Chaos, God of Ruin!
Lay to waste! Lay to waste!
Chaos, God of Death!
O, Chaos!

God in Fire[]

English
Backwater town where nothing happens
Don't let disguises fool you
Evil is coming from everywhere
Destroying all that we believe is good
My mother's ghost still haunts me now
Fortune abandoned by God
Nothing can bring her back to me
Now I will seek to rage heaven's doors
There is no mercy, compassion in the world
Embrace the chaos
For in the end that is All
Now the universe is broken, lost its force
Turn your back on all you have loved
For it is
Gone in a second
Ultimate destruction
Gods are warring
Sorrow neverending
Endless chaos
For an eternity
Welcome to the abyss
Creation desperate
Waiting for a
Miracle to transcend all war
Watch how the bloodlust of the divine
Throw out hatred for all time
There is no mercy, compassion in the world
Embrace the chaos
For in the end that is All
Now the universe is broken, lost its force
Turn your back on all you have loved
For it is
Gone in a second
Ultimate destruction
Gods are warring
Sorrow neverending
Endless chaos
For an eternity
Welcome to the end, to the abyss
End as beginning
And so it will be
Alpha Omega
The end that you see
Gone in a second
Ultimate destruction
Gods are warring
Sorrow neverending
Endless chaos
For an eternity
Welcome to the end, to the abyss
Japanese translation
停滞した町そこでは何もおこらない
そんな偽装に惑わされてはいけない
悪はそこら中でうごめいている
正義を持ったものを壊している
母の屍が今日も追ってくる
執念深い神だ、憎しみで満ちている
どうしても母を取り戻すことはできない
だから今、天国への扉を開かんとしている
この世界には慈悲など無い、思いやりでさえも
混沌を受け入れろ
終わりを迎えるために、それだけだ
森羅万象はくだけ、その秩序を無くした
あなたが愛したものを取り戻すんだ
一瞬でなくなってしまった
究極の破滅だ
神々はいがみ合っている
悲しみは輪廻する
終わりの無い混沌
それは永劫に続く
奈落の世界へようこそ
絶望が作られる
奇跡が
この戦いを凌駕することを待っている
神々が血に飢えた様を見ろ
魔力がかった憎しみが常にそこら中に飛び散る
この世界には慈悲など無い、思いやりでさえも
混沌を受け入れろ
終わりを迎えるために、それだけだ
森羅万象はくだけ、 その秩序を無くした
あなたが愛したものを取り戻すんだ
一瞬でなくなってしまった
究極の破滅だ
神々はいがみ合っている
悲しみは輪廻する
終わりの無い混沌
それは永劫に続く
奈落の世界へようこそ
終わりは始まり
だからそれは
アルファーオメガとなる
そしてあなたは終わりを見る
一瞬でなくなってしまった
究極の破滅だ
神々はいがみ合っている
悲しみは輪廻する
終わりの無い混沌
それは永劫に続く
奈落の世界へようこそ

Allusions to the character/events[]

Cantata Mortis
  • Chaos, Deus Mortis. // Spiritus illius producit Mortem. // Chaos, Deus Exitii. // Tenebrae illius devorant omnia. (Chaos, God of Death. // His spirit brings Death. // Chaos, God of Ruin. // His darkness devours all.) - Chaos's title is the God of destruction, and in his Feral State, he has left the world in ruin.
  • In palma Creatoris, // Proelium aeternum prodit. // Creare rem Ultimam! // Deletrix Omnium! (In the Creator's palm, // Eternal strife springs up. // To create the final thing! // The destroyer of all!) - Feral Chaos was the result of Shinryu trapping Cid of the Lufaine in an alternate dimension where the Warriors of Chaos won both the thirteenth cycle and every cycle after that, with each win causing Chaos to gradually lose any trace of his original nature and leave him completely feral, even turning against his own allies in his insanity.
  • O, Chaos! // Progenies Belli! // Corpus incensum tuum fluctuat // In mari inanitatis. (O, Chaos! // Spawn of war! // Your fiery body surges // In the sea of emptiness.) - Feral Chaos was the byproduct of the Cycles of War taking their toll on Chaos's sanity and ultimately driving him wild.
  • Scitote finem Vestrum fieri // In prece sola mortuorum. (Know that your end will come, // In a lonely prayer for the dead.) - Cid revived some of the Warriors of both factions to put an end to Feral Chaos to release him of his misery.
God in Fire
  • Gone in a second // Ultimate destruction // Gods are warring // Sorrow never-ending // Endless chaos // For an eternity // Welcome to [the end, to] the abyss - Shinryu forced Chaos and Cosmos and their respective soldiers to fight each other in the Cycles of War. The war repeats at the cycle's end, with some Warriors dying for good after Shinryu used up all of their potential.
  • Backwater town where nothing happens // Don't let disguises fool you // Evil is coming from everywhere // Destroying all that we believe is good - Chaos was an unwilling living weapon forged by the Onrac military. Onrac created a clone of Chaos's mother in the form of Cosmos to sway him to their will.
  • My mother's ghost still haunts me now // Fortune abandoned by God // Nothing can bring her back to me // Now I will seek to rage heaven's doors - Chaos, upon learning only after Cosmos was destroyed that she was made after his mother, was driven mad from grief and decided to destroy the world.
  • There is no mercy, compassion in the world // Embrace the chaos // For in the end that is All // Now the universe is broken, lost its force // Turn your back on all you have loved // For it is - Chaos gave up hope during the Cycles of War and forwent his allotted role in the conflict. After learning Cosmos is his "mother", he gave in to despair.

Etymology[]

Cantata mortis roughly translates as "having sung of death" in Latin.

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