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"Conditioned to Hate" is the main battle theme for chapter 3 of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn. It was composed by Taku Iwasaki and is performed by the Japanese rapper Lotus Juice, notable for his work on the video game Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 and its spinoffs and adaptations. "Conditioned to Hate" plays in Insomnia during the player's rampage as Ardyn Izunia.

The lyrics are from Ardyn's point of view, describing his feelings on his invasion of Insomnia. After being betrayed by his brother, Somnus Lucis Caelum, Ardyn has been left with an uncontrollable desire for vengeance and a lack of trust in others. Having gained daemonic powers, he plans to raze the kingdom of Lucis down to the ground. He has chosen to go on a path of darkness and won't stop until he settles the score with Somnus and his bloodline. Ardyn intends to take over the throne, which was decreed by the Crystal to him originally, and ultimately blames everyone else for his downfall.

The song was added to the in-game music player for Final Fantasy XV in patch 1.29. It is part of the Memories of EPISODE ARDYN album.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

My mind's consumed with fury
Everybody's foolin'—a bribed jury
Trust no one, fully
The closest ones could be
The ones who break your neck in your sleep
That's how they do it
But I got to think
Y'all for a lesson
Now you're messing with a man who's obsessing with his vengeance
They better know, they better know what's really at stake
It's my turn now, watch me retaliate
No one can fully understand anyone
But the backstabber, it's the obvious one
Maniplating lies by many I'm the only one
Conscious, the law doesn't bother me like a lonely one
Nonsense, the most wanted, the most toyed
Get ready for me, look what y'all started
Think twice if you think you can stop me
I walk with my hands, y'all still can't catch me!
The path to chaos begins here, so come here
Become the king of the kingdom over here
Do it how you want it, however you like it
This is the, this is the, this is the place to be
The path to chaos begins here, so come here
Become the king of the kingdom over here
The path to chaos begins here, so come here
Become the king of the kingdom over here
Do it how you want it, however you like it
This is the, this is the, this is the place to be
The path to chaos begins here, so come here
Become the king of the kingdom over here
Do it how you want it, however you like it
This is the, this is the, this is the place to be
Live in darkness, pitch black, stallness
Feel heartless, my mind's darkest
My purpose is to get my target
Until I check off everybody on my list
But somehow this is like a circus
I'm counting all of y'all sign up at my service
Please get ready for some disturbance
But this is what you get for your purchase
I can't let my chain off the darkness
(The path to chaos begins here, so come here)
Now there's nobody else, just us
(Become the king of the kingdom over here)
It's do or die, here's real toughness
(Do it how you want it, however you like it)
Feel the wrath of an outlaw locked up
(This is the, this is the, this is the place to be)
The path to chaos begins here, so come here
Become the king of the kingdom over here
Do it how you want it, however you like it
This is the, this is the, this is the place to be
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