- 1 Game appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.2 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.3 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.4 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.5 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.6 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 1.7 World of Final Fantasy
- 2 Arrangement album appearances
- 3 Live performances
- 4 Compilation album appearances
- 5 Behind the scenes
- 6 References
"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.
This theme is included as the nineteenth track in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack PLUS.
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 a remix of "Terra's Theme" playing in the background.
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" in Before The Fall: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
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.
"Terra's Theme" is a battle music track as both an arrangement and as the original SNES version.
"Terra's Theme" appears as a Field Music Sequence. It is available by default.
"Terra's Theme" is a playable Field Music Sequence that is available to the user by default.
Arrangement album appearances
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.
A piano arrangement of "Terra's Theme" appears in the Final Fantasy VI correspondent album.
A remix of Terra's theme is included on this album, called "Tina" (new view snow remix), and is remixed by Snow Productions.
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.
The Piano Collections version of "Terra" was remixed and included in the album by music duo Ante.
The song appears in the 8-bit arrangement album featuring tracks from several Square Enix games. It is the seventh track in the album.
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.
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.
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.
"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
The Piano Collections arrangement of "Terra's Theme" was included as the first track of this album.
"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.
"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".