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"Will to Fight"

"Will to Fight", also known by its Japanese soundtrack title as "Choose to Fight", is a theme from Final Fantasy XIII. It is a fast-paced theme which serves as background and battle theme for areas filled with enemy encounters. It was composed by Masashi Hamauzu.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIII[]

"Will to Fight" plays as the background theme for two battle-filled areas: the Fifth Ark and the Faultwarrens. It is also played during the 13th Day flashback Lightning has of boarding the Purge train in Bodhum, and at the Rivera Towers in Palumpolum, during the scenario with Snow and Hope.

Its lyrics refer to the heroes' will to fight against their fate as tools of the fal'Cie. It is the twenty-second track on the third disc of the original soundtrack, and the vocals are performed by Mina Sakai.


Live for your soul, resist now
Yes, choose to fight
Although it seems so far to be a perfect day
Lift up your hands, and redeem your pride

Final Fantasy XIII-2[]

"Will to Fight" plays during the Beginner's Primer summary for Chapter 10 and acts as the background theme for Archylte Steppe Year Unknown when the weather is set to stormy, and Vile Peaks 10 AF.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[]

"Will to Fight" is mixed into "Blinded By Light" in the first trailer and appears at the end of it when Lightning talks about herself.[1]

Other appearances[]

W/F: Music from Final Fantasy XIII -Gentle Reveries-[]

"Will to Fight" is one of the tracks in this gramophone record album. It is the fourth track on Side B.