"Vermilion Fire" (朱雀の炎, Suzaku no Honō?, lit. Vermilion Bird's Fire) is the final boss theme of Final Fantasy Type-0. It was composed by Takeharu Ishimoto. It is an orchestral theme with a Latin chorus mixed with the tunes from the main theme of the game, "The Beginning of the End".
Lyrics[edit | edit source]
Game appearances[edit | edit source]
"Vermilion Fire" is played during the final battle against the Rursan Arbiter.
"Vermilion Fire" was a reward from winning “Battle of the Gods – Act 1” (Oct. 2016).
"Vermilion Fire" appears as a Battle Music Sequence for Final Fantasy Type-0.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Vermilion Bird is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. According to Wu Xing, the Taoist five-elemental system, it represents the fire-element, the direction south, and the season summer, correspondingly. Thus it is sometimes called the Vermilion Bird of the South.The
It is known as Zhuque (Joo-choo-eh) in Chinese, Suzaku in Japanese, Jujak in Korean, and Chutước in Vietnamese. It is described as a red bird that resembles a pheasant (also dubbed as either a sparrow or a peafowl) with a five-colored plumage and is perpetually covered in flames, though it is not to be confused for a phoenix.
Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products.