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'''"Maybe I'm a Lion"''' is a track from ''[[Final Fantasy VIII]]'' that plays only during the battle with [[Ultimecia (Griever Form)|Ultimecia]]'s junctioned form with [[Griever]]. A fan favorite due in part to the power metal arrangement that was featured in [[the Black Mages (Band)|The Black Mages]]' [[The Black Mages II: The Skies Above|second studio album]], "Maybe I'm a Lion" has since become unofficially [[Squall Leonhart]]'s theme by fans. It was composed by [[Nobuo Uematsu]]
 
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'''"Maybe I'm a Lion"''' is a [[List of battle themes|boss battle theme]] from ''[[Final Fantasy VIII]]'', composed by [[Nobuo Uematsu]]. It is associated with [[Squall Leonhart]].
   
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==Game appearances==
[[Alexander O. Smith]] acts as guest "vocalist" for this arrangement. The song's title, vocalized at its beginning, are the only lyrics in the song and were performed by Smith himself.
 
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===''[[Final Fantasy VIII]]''===
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"Maybe I'm a Lion" plays during the battle with [[Ultimecia (Griever form)|Ultimecia's junctioned form]] with [[Griever (Final Fantasy VIII)|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]].
   
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===''[[Final Fantasy XV]]''===
==Other Versions==
 
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"Maybe I'm a Lion" plays in the [[Music player (Final Fantasy XV)|music player]] after the player buys the [[Auto Parts#Memories of FFVIII|Memories of FFVIII]] soundtrack from [[Hammerhead (Final Fantasy XV)|Hammerhead]] for 100 gil.
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===''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy NT]]''===
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A new rock arrangement is available from the shop for 3,600 gil.
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===''[[Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call]]''===
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"Maybe I'm a Lion" appears as a playable [[Battle Music Sequence]] for ''Final Fantasy VIII''.
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====''[[Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival]]''====
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"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]]''===
 
===''[[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 (band)|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 second album of The Black Mages features a famous metal arrangement of this track.
 
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The track is numbered eight in the album.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Remix]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Remix]]''===
 
This album features a remix of the Black Mages' arrangement.
 
This album features a remix of the Black Mages' arrangement.
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===''[[Battle SQ]]''===
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The track appears in the limited edition of the arrangement album featuring battle tracks from several [[Square Enix]] games.
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===''[[Final Fantasy VIII Chips]]''===
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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]]".
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==Live performances==
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===LIVE "Above The Sky"===
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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]]''===
 
===''[[More Friends - Music from Final Fantasy]]''===
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The Black Mages performed "Rocking Grounds" 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.
"Maybe I'm a Lion" is included on this live recording of an orchestral concert, preformed by The World Festival Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arnie Roth at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California on May 16th, 2005.
 
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==Compilation album appearances==
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===''[[More Friends: Music From Final Fantasy original soundtrack]]''===
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"Melodies of Life"'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.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*"Maybe I'm a Lion's" title may be inspired by the English Hard Rock band {{w|Deep Purple|Deep Purple's}} "{{w|Maybe I'm a Leo}}".
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*"Maybe I'm a Lion"'s title may be inspired by the English Hard Rock band [[wikipedia:Deep Purple|Deep Purple's]] "[[wikipedia:Maybe I'm a Leo|Maybe I'm a Leo]]."
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*The song's intro is remarkably similar to Canadian prog band Rush's song, "YYZ".
 
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*[https://soundcloud.com/takeharu-ishimoto/dissidia-final-fantasy-maybe-im-a-lion-arrange-from-final-fantasy-viii Listen to the ''Dissidia Final Fantasy'' arcade version theme on Takeharu Ishimoto's Soundcloud]
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Revision as of 19:50, 26 December 2019

Griever.
"Maybe I'm a Lion", Black Mages version
Music

"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.

Difficulty
Beginner Basic Expert Ultimate Transcendent
N/A 2 4 10 13

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 "Rocking Grounds" 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

"Melodies of Life"'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.

Trivia

External links

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