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"Maybe I'm a Lion" is a boss battle theme from Final Fantasy VIII, composed by Nobuo Uematsu. It is associated with Squall Leonhart.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy VIII[]

"Maybe I'm a Lion" plays during the battle with Ultimecia's junctioned form with Griever. It is the eight track of the fourth disc of the Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack release. The track's name refers to both Griever and Squall, the Griever in the battle being the manifestation of Squall's image of the most powerful Guardian Force.

Final Fantasy XV[]

"Maybe I'm a Lion" plays in the music player after the player buys the Memories of FFVIII soundtrack from Hammerhead for 100 gil.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

A new rock arrangement is available from the shop for 3,600 gil.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

"Maybe I'm a Lion" appears as a playable Battle Music Sequence for Final Fantasy VIII.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[]

"Maybe I'm a Lion" is a playable Battle Music Sequence. It can be bought in the song store for 5 sound medals.

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Arrangement album appearances[]

The Black Mages II: The Skies Above[]

A power metal-style arrangement of "Maybe I'm a Lion" was featured on the The Black Mages' second studio album, in which translator Alexander O. Smith acts as guest "vocalist". The song's title, vocalized at its beginning, are the only lyrics in the song and were performed by Smith himself.

The track is numbered eight in the album.

Final Fantasy Remix[]

This album features a remix of the Black Mages' arrangement.

Battle SQ[]

The track appears in the limited edition of the arrangement album featuring battle tracks from several Square Enix games.

Final Fantasy VIII Chips[]

The song is part of the 8-bit arrangement album as its sixth track. It is the second section of the mash-up with the battle track "The Man with the Machine Gun".

Live performances[]

LIVE "Above The Sky"[]

The Black Mages' "Maybe I'm a Lion" was performed at their 2005 concerts at Club Citta in Kawasaki City, Japan and Namba Hatch in Osaka City, Japan. It was the seventh song of the concert.

More Friends - Music from Final Fantasy[]

The Black Mages performed "Maybe I'm a Lion" at this concert at the Gibson Amphitheater - Los Angeles, California, United States of America, in May 16th, 2005. It was the ninth song of the concert's line-up.

Compilation album appearances[]

More Friends: Music From Final Fantasy original soundtrack[]

"Maybe I'm a Lion"'s original version was released as the ninth track of this collection of themes present in the Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy- concert tour.


"Maybe I'm a Lion"'s title may be inspired by the English Hard Rock band Deep Purple's "Maybe I'm a Leo."

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