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"Terra's Theme" (ティナのテーマ, Tina no Tēma?), also known as "Terra" or "Tina", is Terra Branford's theme and the main theme of Final Fantasy VI. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy VI[]

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"Terra's Theme" is the overworld theme of the World of Balance. Being the main theme, it is reused for other themes of its soundtrack, including "Omen", the theme for the game's opening; "Awakening", which plays at Narshe when Terra regains consciousness from the control of the Gestahlian army, on the overworld map when she flees Figaro Castle with Edgar and Locke, at the Returner Hideout when she is asked to join the Returner cause, at Zozo, when Terra is awakened by Ramuh and when she later remembers her origins, and at Mobliz, both when Terra refrains from the fighting and later when she rejoins the party.

Its motif is included in "Save the Espers!", which plays at the Battle for the Frozen Esper, during the escape from the Magitek Research Facility, and during the battle with the Imperial Air Force; and in the game's "Ending Theme" from 7:46 to 8:20, and later at 16:46.

"Terra's Theme" was released as the first track of the second disc of the Final Fantasy VI: Original Sound Version, and of the Kefka's Domain - The complete soundtrack from the Final Fantasy III video game album. "Terra's Theme" arrangement by TOSE for Final Fantasy VI Advance was released as the first track of the Final Fantasy Finest Box collection's fifth disc.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[]

"Terra's Theme (Biggs & Wedge Ver.)"

After completing their Death Game quest, Biggs and Wedge retreat to Aromatic Market of Yusnaan where during the night they play a rendition of "Terra's Theme".

This theme is included as the nineteenth track in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack PLUS.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

The first video showing the Magitek Armor in-game was a re-creation of the opening to Final Fantasy VI, with a green-haired female hyur and two other characters riding the Magitek Armor in a snowy region, and an arrangement of "Terra's Theme" playing in the background arranged by Masayoshi Soken.

In one of the Letter from the Producer videos, Naoki Yoshida stated if there were enough player requests for this theme to be added in the game, he would include it somewhere that fits. The theme was then added to Patch 2.55 as the music that plays while riding the Magitek Armor and Gilded Magitek Armor mounts.

The theme is titled "Magiteknical Difficulties" and is the 52nd track in Before the Fall: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy XV[]

The original version from Final Fantasy VI is included on the music player. It is the third track of the Memories of FFVI album, which is bought for 100 gil from JM Market in Taelpar Rest Area.

"Terra's Theme -arrange- (from FINAL FANTASY VI)" appears as part of the Memories of DISSIDIA FF album bought from Old Lestallum for 500 gil.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

"Terra's Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI"

An arrangement of "Terra's Theme" by Takeharu Ishimoto titled "Terra's Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI" is featured in Dissidia Final Fantasy as the background theme of the stage boards of the Destiny Odyssey VI storyline. It also plays during the cutscene where Terra monologues on how she may have forgotten something important when she awoke after the events of Destiny Odyssey III.

"Terra's Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI" is the twenty-sixth track of the Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack first disc.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

"Terra's Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI" is reused as Terra's world map theme. "Omen" plays while performing a Data install and is heard at the beginning of Chapter 8.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

"Terra's Theme" is a battle music track as both an arrangement and as the original SNES version.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

"Terra's Theme" was selected as the theme for the Final Fantasy VI series play's respective Field Music Sequence. The theme appears on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

"Terra's Theme" appears as a Field Music Sequence. It is available by default.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[]

"Terra's Theme" is a playable Field Music Sequence that is available to the user by default.

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World of Final Fantasy[]

A remixed version of "Terra's Theme" will play if when the Joyride ability is used with Magitek Armor, a reference to the opening sequence of Final Fantasy VI.

Arrangement album appearances[]

Final Fantasy VI: Grand Finale[]

The opening theme of Final Fantasy VI is incorporated into "Terra" on the music album. Initially played in the key of G-minor the theme is transposed towards the end into A-minor, the most common key in which Terra's theme is played.

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VI[]

A piano arrangement of "Terra's Theme" appears in the Final Fantasy VI correspondent album.

Final Fantasy: Pray[]

"時の放浪者 (Toki no Hōrōsha?, lit. Wanderer of Time)" is a vocal arrangement of "Terra's Theme", performed by Risa Ohki. It is sung in Japanese.


Japanese Kana/Romaji[]
遥か遠く 夜を越えて
砂漠の海を 彷徨う
神の声は 蜃気楼
影は白く 揺らめきたつ
今ひとたびの 幻
蒼く燃える 勇者の夢
Haruka tooku yoru o koete
Sabaku no umi o samayou
Kami no koe wa shinkirou
Wasurerareta hitobito
Kage wa Shirōku yurameki tatsu
Ima hitotabi no maboroshi
Aoku moeru yuusha no yume
Towa ni nemuru hitobito
English translation[]
Crossing the distant night,
Wandering the desert sea.
The gods' voices are mirages;
The forgotten people.
Shadows flicker palely, then stand;
For one moment, an illusion.
A hero's dream, burning blue,
The people, sleeping forever.

Final Fantasy Mix[]

A remix of Terra's theme is included on this album, called "Tina" (new view snow remix), and is remixed by Snow Productions.

The Best of Final Fantasy 1994 - 1999: A Musical Tribute[]

An orchestrated version of Terra's theme, called "Tina", performed by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, is included on the "best of" type tribute album to Nobuo Uematsu's music.

Final Fantasy Remix[]

The Piano Collections version of "Terra" was remixed and included in the album by music duo Ante.

SQ Chips[]

The song appears in the 8-bit arrangement album featuring tracks from several Square Enix games. It is the seventh track in the album.

Live performances[]

20020220 music from Final Fantasy[]

The version of Terra's theme included in the concert album features a different orchestration arrangement to that of Grand Finale, produced by Nobuo Uematsu and Shirō Hamaguchi.

More Friends - Music from Final Fantasy[]

The 20020220 orchestral arrangement of "Terra" is included on this live recording of a concert performed by The World Festival Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arnie Roth at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California on May 16th, 2005.

Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy-[]

The orchestral version of "Terra" from 20020220 was part of the performances of this concert tour throughout the USA in 2005. It was the third song of the line-up.

Distant Worlds II: More Music from Final Fantasy[]

Performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, this theme was included as an orchestral piece in the sequel to Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy using the same arrangement from the 20020220 concert.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Returning Home[]

"Terra" is included on this live recording of an orchestral concert, performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Arnie Roth held in Tokyo, in November 2010. It is again the orchestral arrangement originally for the 20020220 concert.

Compilation album appearances[]

Potion: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy[]

The Piano Collections arrangement of "Terra's Theme" was included as the first track of this album.

Dear Friends: Music From Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack[]

"Terra"'s original version was released as the third track of this collection of themes present in the Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy- concert tour.

Final Fantasy Vinyls[]

"Tina" is included on the second disc of this collector's edition set.

Behind the scenes[]

According to Tomoe Inazawa, field graphics designer for Final Fantasy VI, late in development of the game when bugtesting began, he overheard Hironobu Sakaguchi at his desk improvising lyrics to Terra's theme about how many bugs there were: "another buuug... has been fooouuund".[1]