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FFIV's final battle theme, the low intro of this song heralds the coming of a formidable enemy in this famous tune which has spurred so many to bravery!

"The Final Battle" (最後の闘い, Saigo no Tatakai?), also known as "Zeromus" or "Zeromus's Theme" is the final boss theme from Final Fantasy IV. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Game appearances[]

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Final Fantasy IV[]

"The Final Battle" plays during the battle between Cecil Harvey's party and Zeromus at the Lunar Core. In the Advance and Complete Collection releases, it also plays during the battle with Zeromus EG.

"The Final Battle" was rearranged by Junya Nakano for the 3D version, heard during the final battle, as well as the fight with Proto-Babil. This version was released as the nineteenth track of the second disc of the original soundtrack.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

"The Final Battle" is heard during the fight between Golbez and Fusoya and Zeromus's Malice at the Lunarians chapter.

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Final Fantasy XV[]

The original version appears in the music player as the fifth track of Memories of FFIV purchased from Hammerhead for 100 gil.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

The original version of "The Final Battle" is part of the Final Fantasy IV Music Pack DLC distributed through the PlayStation Network. It may be automatically selected for Arcade and Quick Battles featuring Cecil, Golbez or Kain Highwind, or taking place at the Lunar Subterrane.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

A new techno-rock arrangement is a default battle theme. The original SNES version can be bought for 3,600 gil from the in-game shop.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

"The Final Battle" is a Battle Music Sequence available as downloadable content.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

"The Final Battle" is a Battle Music Sequence available in the base game.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[]

"The Final Battle" is a playable Battle Music Sequence. It can be bought in the song store for 5 sound medals.

Beginner Basic Expert Ultimate Transcendent
N/A 2 5 9 N/A

Arrangement album appearances[]

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV[]

"The Final Battle" is part of the battle medley track on the Piano Collections album, called "The Battle".

The Black Mages II: The Skies Above[]

"The Final Battle" was rearranged and included in The Black Mages' second studio album and titled "Zeromus".

Battle SQ[]

The track appears in the arrangement album featuring battle tracks from several Square Enix games. It is the second part of the mash up with "Battle 1", also from Final Fantasy IV.

Live performances[]

LIVE "Above The Sky"[]

The Black Mages' "Zeromus" was the second song performed at their 2005 concerts at Club Citta in Kawasaki City, Japan and Namba Hatch in Osaka City, Japan.

Appearances outside Final Fantasy media[]

Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man[]

"The Final Battle" is included in "Red Wings Over Baron", a Final Fantasy IV medley by video game metal band Powerglove.

Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KIT[]

An arrangement of this theme is included on the Final Fantasy IV medley by Tsuyoshi Sekito.

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