"Don't Be Afraid" is the main battle theme of Final Fantasy VIII. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu. The composition is in 5/4 time and has militaristic march overtones, most notably the horns and percussion elements.

Game appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid" is the main battle theme, playing during almost every random encounter. It is the fourth track of the first disc of the Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack album. The battles fought as Laguna are accompanied by "The Man with the Machine Gun" instead.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid" plays in the music player after the player buys the Memories of FFVIII soundtrack from Hammerhead for 100 gil. The Dissidia Final Fantasy version is also available on the Memories of DISSIDIA FF, available from Old Lestallum for 500 gil.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]

"Don't be Afraid -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VIII"
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"Don't be Afraid - arrange - from FINAL FANTASY VIII" is one of the two default Final Fantasy VIII battle themes. It is an arrangement by Tsuyoshi Sekito. It is the sixth track of the Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtracks second disc.

"Don't Be Afraid" can be automatically selected for battles including Squall or Ultimecia, or taking place at Ultimecia's Castle.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Don't be Afraid - arrange - from FINAL FANTASY VIII" appears as a battle theme. It can be automatically selected for battles including Squall, Ultimecia, and/or Laguna Loire, or taking place at Ultimecia's Castle.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

The Dissidia Final Fantasy arrangement and the original PlayStation version can be bought from the shop for 3,600 gil.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid" is a Battle Music Sequence track, and is one of the songs newly added for Final Fantasy VIII.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid" is a playable Battle Music Sequence. It is available to the player by default.

Difficulty
Beginner Basic Expert Ultimate Transcendent
N/A 3 5 9 N/A

World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Prismelody: Don't Be Afraid"
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A new arrangement called "Prismelody: Don't Be Afraid" plays when using Squall's Champion Medal.


Chocobo Racing[edit | edit source]

A remix of "Don't Be Afraid" by Kenji Ito named "FFVIII Circuit" plays on the bonus course of Deling City. It is the twenty-sixth track of the Chocobo Racing Original Soundtrack.

Arrangement album appearances[edit | edit source]

FITHOS LUSEC WECOS VINOSEC: Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid" was orchestrated and included in this arranged album, published in 1999. It was arranged and conducted by Shirō Hamaguchi.

Final Fantasy VIII Chips[edit | edit source]

The song is part of the 8-bit arrangement album as its third track. It is the first section of the mash-up with the tracks "Force Your Way" and "The Winner".

Live orchestra performances[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid"'s orchestral arrangement from FITHOS LUSEC WECOS VINOSEC: Final Fantasy VIII was performed in several live concerts.

20020220 music from Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid" was performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tokyo International Forum on February 20th, 2002. It is the fifth song of the line-up and eight track of the concert's live recording album.

More Friends - Music from Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid" was performed by the World Festival Symphony Orchestra at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on May 16th, 2005. It was the fourth song of the concert.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid" was included in the first Distant Worlds tour, and was the fifth song of its line-up, as well as the fifth track of its live recording album.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Returning Home[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid" was included in the third version of Distant Worlds, and was the third song of its line-up, and the third song of the album of its live recording.

Compilation album appearances[edit | edit source]

Square Enix Battle Tracks V.3[edit | edit source]

This theme was included in this compilation of Square Enix battle themes from games released between 1998 and 2000. It is the second track of the album.

Final Fantasy Vinyls[edit | edit source]

"Don't Be Afraid" is included on the third disc of this collector's edition set.

Appearances outside Final Fantasy media[edit | edit source]

Hongey Judaa Na Hum[edit | edit source]

"Don't be Afraid" appears on the 16th episode of the Indian TV soap opera Hongey Judaa Na Hum.[1]

WMU Bronco Marching Band[edit | edit source]

On September 29th, 2012 the Bronco Marching Band of the Western Michigan University performed "Don't be Afraid". It was a special marching band arrangement.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

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