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"Thunderer" (雷鳴, Raimei?, lit. Thunder) is a recurring boss theme in Final Fantasy XIV.

It was composed by Masayoshi Soken, with the lyrics written by Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and the vocals provided by Fukiko Sekine.


The lyrics were released on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Original Soundtrack.

Japanese translation

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV[]

"Thunderer" plays in most endgame boss FATE FATEs.

It also plays in most boss fights against the Ascians, namely against Lahabrea in The Praetorium The Praetorium and against Nabriales in The Chrysalis The Chrysalis.

It is also the boss theme of Twintania in The Binding Coil of Bahamut - Turn 5 The Binding Coil of Bahamut - Turn 5.

It is the 76th track in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[]

"Thunderer" returns as the boss theme in the first phase against Lahabrea and Igeyorhm in The Aetherochemical Research Facility The Aetherochemical Research Facility.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood[]

In the solo duty A Requiem for Heroes, "Thunderer" plays in the second phase against Zenos Galvus whose body is possessed by Elidibus.

It plays again during the fight against Twintania in The Unending Coil of Bahamut (Ultimate) The Unending Coil of Bahamut (Ultimate).

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers[]

"Thunderer" plays as the boss theme of the final fight against Ran'jit in the solo duty A Feast of Lies.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker[]

"Thunderer" plays during the confrontation with the Ea in the quest Where Kn∞wledge Leads.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Monster Hunter: World[]

"Thunderer" plays as the first phase battle theme against the Elder Dragon Behemoth as part of a collaboration event with Final Fantasy XIV.


Thunder is the sound caused by lightning. Depending on the distance and nature of the lightning, thunder can range from a sharp, loud crack to a long, low rumble (brontide).