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"Theme of the Empire" from Final Fantasy XII
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"The Archadian Empire" (帝国のテーマ, Teikoku no Tēma?, lit. Theme of the Empire), is a theme from Final Fantasy XII that represents the eponymous antagonistic empire, acting as its leitmotif. It is arranged as several other tracks and was composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto.

Game appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

"The Archadian Empire" is considered as the theme of the Archadian Empire. Its arrangements are "Cooperation [Imperial Version]" (共存 (帝国バージョン), Kyōson (Teikoku Bājon)?), "Gathering Storm [Imperial Version]" (暗雲 [帝国バージョン], An'un (Teikoku Bājon)?), "Black of Night [Imperial Version]" (闇夜 (帝国バージョン), Yamiyo (Teikoku Bājon)?), "Discord [Imperial Version]" (動乱 (帝国バージョン), Dōran (Teikoku Bājon)?), and "Sorrow [Imperial Version]" (悲哀 [帝国バージョン], Hiai (Teikoku Bājon)?).

"Cooperation [Imperial Version]"
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"The Archadian Empire" plays whenever the Judge Magisters make an appearance. It is also the location theme for the Imperial City of Archades. It plays during the first battle against Vayne as well. "The Archadian Empire" is the eleventh track of the second disc of the original soundtrack.

"Cooperation [Imperial Version]" is a mild rendition of "The Archadian Empire" and plays when party meets Lamont. It is the sixteenth track of the second disc of the original soundtrack.

"Discord [Imperial Version]"
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"Gathering Storm [Imperial Version]" plays during scenes involving the Archadian Empire. It is the fifth track of the second disc of the original soundtrack.

"Black of Night [Imperial Version]" plays during the conversation between Vayne Carudas Solidor and Dr. Cidolfus Demen Bunansa. It is the nineteenth track of the second disc of the original soundtrack.

"Sorrow [Imperial Version]"
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"Discord [Imperial Version]" plays during boss battles against Judges and second form of Vayne. It is the twenty-fourth track of the second disc of the original soundtrack.

"Sorrow [Imperial Version]" plays during scenes involving major Archadian authorities. It is third track of the third disc of the original soundtrack.

"Struggle for Freedom" is the game's final boss theme and elements of "The Archadian Empire" features as a continuous riff throughout.

"Struggle for Freedom"
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The Zodiac Age has a remastered soundtrack.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

"The Archadian Empire" is the fifth track of the Memories of FFXII album playable in the music player, bought from Verinas Mart - Ravatogh for 100 gil.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]

"Theme of the Empire -original-" from FINAL FANTASY XII (「帝国のテーマ - original -」 from FINAL FANTASY XII, "Teikoku no Tēma - original -" from FINAL FANTASY XII)?) plays during the stages of Distant GloryRedemption of the Warrior.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Theme of the Empire -original-" from FINAL FANTASY XII reappears.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

"Discord [Imperial Version]" from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
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"Discord [Imperial Version]" appears as a battle music.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Theme of the Empire" appears as the Event Music Sequence for Final Fantasy XII. The theme appears on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

"The Archadian Empire" returns as a Field Music Sequence.

Arrangement album appearances[edit | edit source]

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

"The Archadian Empire" appears on this piano arrangement disc, where it was arranged and performed by Casey Ormond. It is the eight track on the disc.

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