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Fire Emblem Theme

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The Fire Emblem Theme, from Path of Radiance.

The Fire Emblem Theme is a musical track which acts as the main anthem for the entire Fire Emblem series. It was originally composed for Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light by Yuka Tsujiyoko, and its use as that game's title screen theme has continued as a tradition by the majority of Fire Emblem games since. In many games, several other tracks also incorporate fragments of the theme.

List of uses in games

Fire Emblem series

  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
    • Opening Title - Demo: The game's main theme, played on the title screen and class role, is the original version of the Fire Emblem theme.
    • Story 6 - Marth and Caeda's Conversation: This low-key rendition of the Theme plays over the final cutscene after clearing the Endgame.
    • Ending (Ballade): This slow version of the Theme plays over the character endings after the credits roll.
  • Fire Emblem Gaiden
    • Ending 1: A slow, dramatic reprise of the Fire Emblem Theme opens this medley, which plays over the epilogue narration and staff credits.
  • Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
    • Opening Theme - Mystery of the Emblem: This brief track plays a slow, low-key arrangement of the melody that concludes the game's version of the Fire Emblem Theme. It plays on the initial start-up screen when Nintendo's logo and the Fire Emblem are displayed.
    • Main Theme - Fire Emblem: The game's main theme, played over the title screen and class roll. Unlike earlier or later versions, it does not indefinitely loop and eventually comes to a finale.
  • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
    • Fire Emblem Theme: The game's main theme, played over the title screen and demo mode/credits. Its melody differs slightly in parts from the theme's prior versions.
  • Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga
    • In the original broadcasts, an orchestral arrangement of the Fire Emblem Theme played on the Satellaview download screen and title screen of each episode, streamed live by radio like most of the game's audio.[1]
  • Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
    • Fire Emblem Theme: The game's main theme, played over the title screen and demo mode/credits. Compared to Genealogy, Thracia's version of the theme is more traditional and in-line with its original melody.
    • Ending - Ballade: This track opens with several bars from the Fire Emblem Theme.
  • Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
    • Fire Emblem Theme: The game's main theme, played over the title screen and demo mode/class roll.
    • Main Theme Motif: A triumphant version of the Fire Emblem Theme which plays in the first closing cutscene of the game's true ending, as Roy emerges from the Dragon Sanctuary.
  • Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
    • Fire Emblem Theme: The game's main theme, played over the title screen and class roll.
    • Main Theme Arrangement: Nearly identical to the Main Theme Motif from The Binding Blade, that plays in the closing cutscenes of each campaign, usually when Lyn, Eliwood or Hector is farewelling the tactician.
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
    • Main Theme: The game's main theme, played over the title screen and class roll. Uniquely, it incorporates the same ending melody used by the Mystery of the Emblem version.
    • Main Theme (Reprise): A triumphant version of the Fire Emblem Theme, which plays in the final cutscene of the epilogue as Eirika and Ephraim part with their allies.
    • Ray of Hope: A remixed variant of the theme used during the Creature Campaign as the overworld map music.
  • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
    • After The War: A calmer variation of the theme can be heard, played during the epilogue.
    • Fire Emblem Theme: A frenetic, brass-heavy full version of the theme. Unlike other games, it plays only over the turn count and kill count displays after the credits and is not present on the title screen.
  • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
    • Fire Emblem Theme: A dramatic, orchestral version of the theme, played over the title screen and class roll.
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
    • Fire Emblem Theme: An orchestral version of the Fire Emblem Theme, adapted from the Mystery of the Emblem version, played over the title screen and class roll.
    • Leaps and Bounds: The class change theme, which plays the first part of the Fire Emblem theme for its looping portion.
    • Pieces of Hope: A calm, strings-heavy version which plays over the first scene of the game's epilogue.
  • Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Theme: Ported directly from Shadow Dragon. Again played over the title screen and class roll.
    • Epilogue: A slow, denouement version of the Fire Emblem Theme which plays in the first cutscenes of each of the game's two endings.
    • Here After...: A brief, slow and strings-heavy arrangement of the Fire Emblem Theme, which plays on the final "Fin" screen in the game's true ending.
  • Fire Emblem Awakening
    • An unnamed fanfare version of the Fire Emblem Theme is used as the title theme of Awakening. It is much shorter than most versions of the theme, lasting only thirty seconds. This same song is also used, in slightly extended form, as the music accompanying the opening movie.
    • Conquest and Conquest (Ablaze): A brief snippet of the Fire Emblem Theme is played toward the end of both versions of the song.
    • Id (Purpose): An ominous lyrical version of part of the Fire Emblem Theme is used as the end of this song.
    • The DLC episodes Harvest Scramble, Summer Scramble and Hot Springs Scramble each use a novelty version of the Fire Emblem Theme as their battle music. Harvest Scramble has its own version, while Summer Scramble and Hot Springs Scramble share slightly different takes of the same version, interspersed with voice samples from Chrom and Lucina respectively.
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
    • Fire Emblem Theme: An orchestral version of the theme with accompanying lyrics. Unlike most versions of the theme, this track does not loop. Used during the Class Roll.
    • The Course of Gods and Men: A slow tempo, violin rendition of the theme opens this track.
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
    • The Crest of Flames: A minor organ arrangement of the Fire Emblem Theme that plays over the title screen. Part of this version is also used at the start of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses Main Theme before transitioning to "The Edge of Dawn (Seasons of Warfare)".
    • Arcana Code: A slightly remixed version of "The Crest of Flames" used in cutscenes.
    • A Star in the Morning Sky: An orchestral arrangement of Fire Emblem Theme can be heard towards the end while it plays over the character endings.
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
    • The Fire Emblem Theme is played by an orchestra in the opening cutscene and plays when Performa manifests at the end of Side Stories.
    • Fire Emblem: Opera of Light: A lyrical version sung by the main cast with an extended intro. Part of its instrumental track can later be heard during the second phase of the Medeus boss fight.
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
    • A version of the Fire Emblem theme with new lyrics is played on the title and download screens. It is in Japanese when the game is set to Japanese and English when set to anything else.
    • When an S Support is achieved between two characters, an organ arrangement of the Fire Emblem Theme plays, slightly truncated. Unless the player achieves more than one S Support at the same time, the song will not finish.
    • "Opening Title - Demo" from Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light is used as the player phase theme for the Special Training Maps.
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Fire Emblem Theme: An orchestral version of the main theme that plays over the title screen.
    • Conquest (Flames) and Conquest (Silence): Remixed versions of "Conquest" and "Conquest (Ablaze)" from Awakening.
    • Requiem and Requiem (Silence): An orchestral arrangement used during battle and the pause menu respectively. Part of the Fire Emblem theme is used throughout it in a minor key.
    • This Precious World: Part of the Fire Emblem Theme can be heard briefly during it.
    • Heroic Warriors: An electric guitar remix of the Fire Emblem Theme used when a character performs an Awakening.
    • Bonds: A softer remix of the Fire Emblem theme that is used in support conversations.

Other appearances


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  • The Japanese commercials for Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light and The Binding Blade used an operatic arrangement of the Fire Emblem Theme with lyrics sung by the ad's participants.
  • In the Super Smash Bros. series, a fragment of the Fire Emblem Theme is used as the victory fanfare for the game's Fire Emblem characters, Marth, Roy, Ike, Lucina, Robin, and Corrin; however, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gives Lucina, Robin, Corrin, and Chrom different victory themes. In addition, several background music tracks from the Fire Emblem stages also incorporate the Fire Emblem Theme.
    • Fire Emblem: The Fire Emblem Theme comprises the second half of this fast-paced medley, with "Come, Join Us" from the Archanea games comprising the first half. Present in all Super Smash Bros. games since Fire Emblem began to be represented in it: Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (here renamed to Story 5 Meeting, the original name of the first half of this song in Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light).
    • Fire Emblem Theme: An orchestral cover of the theme with lyrics sung in Latin, adapted from the Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light and The Binding Blade commercials, but with different lyrics. Present in Brawl, for Wii U, and Ultimate.
    • With Mila's Divine Protection (Celica Map 1): The track concludes with a few bars from the Fire Emblem Theme, in the same Latin style as the rest of the track. Present in Brawl, for Nintendo 3DS, for Wii U, and Ultimate.
    • Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Medley: The Fire Emblem Theme is the last song used in this medley. Present in for Wii U and Ultimate.
    • Id (Purpose): As the song was near-directly ported from Awakening, its use of the Fire Emblem Theme is also used here. Present in for Nintendo 3DS, for Wii U, and Ultimate.
    • Conquest (Ablaze): As the song was directly ported from Awakening, its use of the Fire Emblem Theme is also used here. Present in for Wii U and Ultimate.
    • Fire Emblem Theme (Heroic Origins): A rock cover of the Fire Emblem Theme, based on the version featured in Fire Emblem Heroes. Present only in Ultimate.
    • Id (Purpose) (arrangement): A full orchestral version of the original song from Awakening, which still features the original song's use of the Fire Emblem Theme. Present only in Ultimate.
    • Code Name: F.E.: As this song was directly ported from Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., its use of the Fire Emblem Theme is also used here. Present only in Ultimate.
  • Donkey Konga 3 All-You-Can-Eat! Springtime Freshly Picked 50 Tunes includes the opera version of the Fire Emblem Theme from the commercial for The Binding Blade as one of its playable songs.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. features a rock medley of the Fire Emblem Theme and "Winning Road - Roy's Hope" titled "Code Name: F.E.", which plays on the game's title screen when amiibo have been used to obtain the Fire Emblem characters.
  • Dragalia Lost features a rap cover of the Fire Emblem Theme which plays on the game's main menus as part of the Fire Emblem: Lost Heroes crossover event and again in the Fire Emblem: Kindred Ties event. This version of the theme was covered by Japanese artists DAOKO and Scha Dara Parr and the full version was included in the bonus disc of the limited edition of the DAOKO × Dragalia Lost album

Lyrics


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Commercial version

Lyrics and translation adapted from animelyrics.com.

Japanese Japanese (Rōmaji) Translation
ファイアーエムブレム 手強いシミュレーション

やり始めたら眠れない

Faiā Emuburemu, tegowai shimyurēshon

Yari hajimetara nemurenai

Fire Emblem, tough simulation

When you'll begin playing it, you won't be able to sleep anymore

勝てるはずなのに 必殺一撃 (一撃)

残るライブに あせるリライブ

Kateru hazuna no ni, hissatsu ichigeki (ichigeki)

Nokoru raibu ni, aseru riraibu

Although you should surpass your opponent, a critical hit

When there's nothing more left, Heal, when you're in a hurry, Mend

攻めるも守るも ない知恵しぼって (しぼって)

誰一人として死なせはしない

Semeru mo mamoru mo, nai chieshibotte (shibotte)

Dare hitori toshite shinase wa shinai

Both in attack and defense, don't press unwisely,

And don't let anyone die

ファイアーエムブレム 手強いシミュレーション

やり始めたら眠れない

Faiā Emuburemu, tegowai shimyurēshon

Yari hajimetara nemurenai

Fire Emblem, tough simulation

When you'll begin playing it, you won't be able to sleep anymore

強い男に 入れこみすぎて (すぎて)

まわりの戦士は へなちょこばかり

Tsuyoi otoko ni, irekomisugite (sugite)

Mawari no senshi wa, henachoko bakari

Put too much effort on powerful people,

And your warriors on the whole will only be novices

ファイアーエムブレム 手強いシミュレーション

愛と勇気の物語

Faiā Emuburemu, tegowai shimyurēshon

Ai to yūki no monogatari

Fire Emblem, tough simulation

A tale of love and courage

ファイアーエムブレム 手強いシミュレーション

勝って来るぞと勇ましく

Faiā Emuburemu, tegowai shimyurēshon

Katte kuru zo to isamashiku

Fire Emblem, tough simulation

Come and win bravely

危なくなったなら スタコラ逃げろ (逃げろ)

おごれるものは ドツボにはまる

Abunakunattanara, sutakora nigero (nigero)

Ogoreru mono wa, dotsubo ni hamaru

When things become dangerous, run like the wind

Those who get cocky will put themselves in peril

ファイアーエムブレム 手強いシミュレーション

勝って来るぞと勇ましく

Faiā Emuburemu, tegowai shimyurēshon

Katte kuru zo to isamashiku

Fire Emblem, tough simulation

Come and win bravely

Super Smash Bros. Brawl version

Translation[2]
Fire Emblem, companions walk
The endless path together.
In the wavering shadow of spite,
Our home is faced by the oncoming spear,
Engulfed in flames.
I keep that unforgettable day in my heart
And now rise up together with my companions.
Fire Emblem, our bond shall be never broken.
We hold fast to protect tomorrow
And the one who awaits our return.
Fire Emblem, light gathers on the flag we unfurl.
Fire Emblem, we gaze upon the multitude of stars,
Gripping our blades.
If we do not bring light to the darkness in these lands,
The shooting stars will soar over a wasteland.
Fire Emblem, on whom does the morning sun shine
As she climbs over the edge of battle?

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Opera of Light version

Japanese[3] Japanese (Romaji) English

Ah 英雄きみを呼ぶ旋律は この宇宙の果てへ
永遠を誓い祝福 を授けよう

廻り続ける 運命さだめとしても
現世いまを生きてほしい
さあ 覚醒めざめよ
光 を受けて

Fire Emblem 守りたい世界ものがある
時空ときを超えても 変わらずに
Fire Emblem(永遠を) 守りたい世界ひとがいる(誓い)
生きる理由が(光 を) そこにある
さあ 覚醒めざめよ・・・

Ah kimi wo yobu senritsu wa kono sora no hate e
Eien wo chikai shukufuku wo sazuke yo u

Mawari tsuzukeru sadame toshite mo
Ima wo ikite hoshii
Sā mezame yo
Hikari wo ukete

Fire Emblem mamoritai mono ga aru
Toki wo koete mo kawarazu ni
Fire Emblem (eien wo) mamoritai hito ga iru (chikai)
Ikiru riyū ga (hikari wo) soko ni aru
Sā mezame yo...

Ah, can you hear the song
Echoing across the world, as it calls to heroes
Vowing for eternity to bless your path,
Banish your woes

Though the wheel of fate may turn
Good and evil, black and white
Seize your destiny and look ahead
Time to awaken...
And raise your face to the light!

Fire Emblem,
For the sake of the world you love
Transcending time, champions will forever rise
Fire Emblem, (I vow)
For the sake of the one you love (For all eternity)
You need no purpose but the bonds before your eyes
Now shall we arise...

Trivia

References

  1. Kiddo Cabusses, NND Videos Combined - BSファイアーエムブレム -アカネイア戦記編- 第1話 (YouTube video), , Published: 2013-04-27, Retrieved: 2015-07-19
  2. Masahiro Sakurai, Fire Emblem: Fire Emblem Theme, Smash Bros. DOJO!!, Published: 5 November 2007, Retrieved: 2 December 2021
  3. https://utaten.com/lyric/mi20012716/
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