This battle music plays during the fight against Barthandelus in FFXIII. The rage of the orchestra and the solemnity of the chorus befit his pomp and nihilism.

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"Fighting Fate" (宿命への抗い, Shukumei e no Aragai?) is a boss theme from Final Fantasy XIII and is associated with Barthandelus. It was composed by Masashi Hamauzu.

Game appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

"Fighting Fate" is the battle theme for the battles of all three incarnations of Barthandelus. It explicitly references the intent of Galenth Dysley to use the l'Cie as his tools to bring about Ragnarok, an incarnation of wrath, so as to destroy Cocoon. It is the seventeenth track of the third disc of the Original Soundtrack.

Notably, Barthandelus recites its lyrics while under the guise of Serah at Oerba, and adds "Make of this day a brave epoch. Deliver the Divine, Ragnarok". In Latin, it is "Creo dies tempo fortis. Vindico divinum, Ragnarok".

A version without the chorus plays as the main characters are chased by Yaag Rosch while escaping the Palamecia. It was included on the Original Soundtrack PLUS album.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

The Lyrics are a recurring element in a few other songs.

Latin
Ragnarok de Dies Irae
l'Cie Pultis. Tuum fatum sequeris. Tuum sanctuarium affligeas
Ragnarok de Dies Irae
l'Cie Pultis. Tuum fatum sequeris. Tuum sanctuarium affligeas
Per somnum aeternum
Numen divinum dictus est
Viator elamentabilis
English
Ragnarok, come Day of Wrath
O Pulse l'Cie. Embrace thy fate, thine home to burn.
Ragnarok, come Day of Wrath
O Pulse l'Cie. Embrace thy fate, thine home to burn.
That fallen souls might bear our plea.
To hasten the Divine's return.
O piteous Wanderer.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

"Fighting Fate" is incorporated in the the final boss theme, "Almighty Bhunivelze", and also plays in levels 30-33 of the Ultimate Lair.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

"Fighting Fate" is the eighth track of the Memories of FFXIII, which is available by default in the music player.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Fighting Fate" is part of the Final Fantasy XIII Music Pack DLC distributed through the PlayStation Network. It is automatically selected for Arcade and Quick Battles featuring Lightning or Orphan's Cradle.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

A new arrangement of "Fighting Fate" appears as a battle theme.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

The Dissidia Final Fantasy NT version of "Fighting Fate" plays during the battle against Kaiser Behemoth in Arc 2 Chapter 1.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Fighting Fate" is a bonus Battle Music Sequence available as downloadable content.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

"Fighting Fate" is a Battle Music Sequence.

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

"Fighting Fate" is a playable Battle Music Sequence. It can be bought in the song store for 5 sound medals.

Difficulty
Beginner Basic Expert Ultimate Transcendent
N/A 3 4 7 N/A

Compilation album appearances[edit | edit source]

W/F: Music from Final Fantasy XIII -Gentle Reveries-[edit | edit source]

"Fighting Fate" is one of the tracks in this "best of" gramophone record album. It is the fourth track of Side A.

External links[edit | edit source]

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