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"Torn from the Heavens" (天より降りし力, Ten yori Orishi Chikara?, lit. Power Descending from the Heavens) is a main theme of Final Fantasy XIV, composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Soken, Nobuko Toda, and Yoshitaka Suzuki. It is featured in many of the trailers and the official benchmark.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV[]

"Torn from the Heavens" is used as a FATE FATE theme and has several arrangements and variations in other tracks, such as "Frontiers Within", "Reflections", "Penitus", and the ending credits. It is the 2nd track on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[]

"Torn from the Heavens" is included as part of "Heavensward" (at 2:58 mark), the main theme of the expansion. A full-orchestra recording of "Torn from the Heavens" is included as a downloadable bonus track on Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood[]

Both "Torn from the Heavens" and "The Maker's Ruin" were combined and made into two new arrangements which play as Omega's battle themes for Alphascape V4.0 Alphascape V4.0 and Alphascape V4.0 (Savage) Alphascape V4.0 (Savage). "Heartless" plays in Alphascape 4.0 and the first phase of the Savage fight, while "From the Heavens" plays during the second phase of the Savage fight.

"Heartless" was arranged by Yukiko Takada and "From the Heavens" was arranged by Yoshitaka Suzuki and Soken.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers[]

"Torn from the Heavens" plays when fighting Forgiven Cruelty and Forgiven Whimsy in Mt. Gulg Mt. Gulg.

It plays again in the solo duty Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty in which the player controls Estinien Varlineau.

"Torn from the Heavens/The Dark Colossus Destroys All - Medley Version"

Keiichi Okabe arranged a medley of "Torn from the Heavens" and "The Dark Colossus Destroys All" (originally from NieR). It plays in the fight against the Compound in The Puppets' Bunker The Puppets' Bunker.

"Torn from the Heavens/The Dark Colossus Destroys All - Medley Version" is the 50th track on Death Unto Dawn: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker[]

"Torn from the Heavens" plays during the cutscene where the Loporrits and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn depart on the Ragnarok from Labyrinthos to Ultima Thule.

The motif of "Torn from the Heavens" is incorporated in "Endwalker - Footfalls" to represent A Realm Reborn. It received a standalone track, "From Below", which plays in Labyrinthos for the duration of its late-game main scenario quests.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

"Torn from the Heavens (Arrangement)" from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

An arrangement of "Torn from the Heavens" is a battle theme associated with Y'shtola Rhul. It was arranged by Tsuyoshi Sekito. The original PlayStation 3 version is also available from the shop for 3,600 gil.

It is the 12th track on disc 2 in Dissidia Final Fantasy -Arcade- Original Soundtrack, and the 59th track in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Original Soundtrack.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

"Torn from the Heavens" is a Battle Music Sequence representing Final Fantasy XIV.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[]

"Torn from the Heavens" is a playable Battle Music Sequence. It is available by default.

Difficulty
Beginner Basic Expert Ultimate Transcendent
N/A 3 4 9 11

World of Final Fantasy Maxima[]

An arrangement of "Torn from the Heavens" plays when Reynn is equipped with Y'shtola's Champion Jewel Y'shtola's Champion Jewel. The player may also select this theme as the background music for battles from the Config section of the main menu, labeled as "Champion Theme: Y'shtola".

Live performances[]

Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy The Journey of 100[]

An orchestral arrangement of "Torn from the Heavens" was conducted by Arnie Roth and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the DWFF Tokyo Choir. It was arranged by Yoshitaka Suzuki and Shota Nakama.

Distant Worlds IV: more music from FINAL FANTASY[]

An orchestral arrangement conducted by Arnie Roth and performed by the Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus is included on the album.

Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album[]

"Torn from the Heavens" was orchestrated by Shota Nakama which appeared as an encore for the Eorzean Symphony concert. It was conducted by Hirofumi Kurita and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mih Khetto Chorus.

It is also in the Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album (Concert version).

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Monster Hunter: World[]

"Torn from the Heavens" plays as the second phase battle theme against the Elder Dragon Behemoth as part of a collaboration event with Final Fantasy XIV.

Etymology[]

Heaven is a common religious, cosmological, or transcendent place where heavenly beings such as gods, angels, jinn, saints, or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned, or to live. According to the beliefs of some religions, heavenly beings can descend to earth or incarnate, and earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife, or in exceptional cases enter Heaven alive.

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