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Final Fantasy Characters and Fitting Personal Theme Music

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Now, this might not even be something people discuss, we wouldn't know since it does fall under fandom.

Anyway, we discussed this sometime ago, and came up with a list of songs that fit the personality of various Final Fantasy characters, trying to be era-accurate when possible.
(era-accurate meaning that the song must of been recorded before the game's initial release)
So, here we go.

Final Fantasy:
WoL:
Era-Accurate: War Pigs/Luke's Wall; Paranoid; Black Sabbath, 1975, Proto Metal; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover), Rock Band DLC (WaveGroup Cover)
Era-Non-Accurate (but more suited to their personality): Cry Thunder; The Power Within; DragonForce, 2012, Power Metal; Rock Band 3 DLC (PRO ENABLED)

Garland/Chaos:
Era-Accurate: Institutionalized; Suicidal Tendencies, 1983, Punk; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover), Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Senses Fail Cover)
Era-Non-Accurate: Bat Country; City of Evil; Avenged Sevenfold, 2005, Metal; Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
(actually, we agreed that Bat Country could apply to several Final Fantasy characters)

Bahamut:
Era-Accurate: Carry On Wayward Son; Leftoverture; Kansas, 1976, Rock; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero Smash Hits/Greatest Hits, Rock Band Unplugged, Rock Band DLC
Era-Non-Accurate: Heart of A Dragon; Valley of the Damned; DragonForce, 2001-2003; Custom Charted for Phase Shift/Clone Hero by Lordsnynencja (FoF Fan Forums-single stem)
(Bahamut appears in several FF games but we agreed that Bahamut shows the most personality in the first game)

Final Fantasy II:
Firion:
Era-Accurate: Livin' On A Prayer; Slippery When Wet; Bon Jovi, 1986, Rock; Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band (several iterations including PRO ENABLED for Rock Band 3)
Era-Non-Accurate: ---

Maria:
Era-Accurate: Crazy On You; Dreamboat Annie; Heart, 1975, Rock; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover)
Era-Non-Accurate: Woman; Wolfmother, 2004, Rock; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero Smash Hits/Greatest Hits

"Emperor" Mateus (we agreed long ago that there's nothing that actually makes Mateus 'emperor' of anything but that's out of scope)
Era-Accurate: Caught in A Mosh; Among the Living; Anthrax, 1989; Metal; Guitar Hero ENCORE: Rocks the 80's (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero Smash Hits/Greatest Hits
Era-Non-Accurate: Waking the Demon; Scream, Aim, Fire!; Bullet For My Valentine, 2008, Metal; Rock Band 2 DLC, Rock Band Unplugged DLC

Final Fantasy III:
"Sprout" Onion Knight: (nickname courtesy of Aylee)
Era-Accurate: Rock You Like A Hurricane; Love at First Sting; Scorpions, 1984, Rock; Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Steve Ouimette Cover)
Era-Non-Accurate: Today; Siamese Dream; The Smashing Pumpkins, 1995, Rock; Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band 2, Rock Band Unplugged

"Minerva" Cloud of Darkness (name given by Amy)
Era-Accurate: Killing Jar; Peepshow; Siouxsie and the Banshees, 1988, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC, Rock Band Unplugged
Era-Non-Accurate: Beast and the Harlot; City of Evil; Avenged Sevenfold, 2005, Metal; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero Smash Hits/Greatest Hits

Final Fantasy IV: (we had some quarrels over this one lolz)
Cecil Harvey/Highwind (point of contention):
Era-Accurate: YYZ; Moving Pictures; Rush, 1983, Prog; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover-one we believe is awful), Guitar Hero Smash Hits/Greatest Hits, Rock Band 2 DLC
(Rock Band 2 had a lot of DLC releases-if one downloaded them all it's over 28 GB worth of music-just a little factoid)
Era-Non-Accurate: Move Along; All-American-Rejects, 2005, Rock; Rock Band DLC, Rock Band Unplugged

Kain Highwind:
Era-Accurate: Turning Japanese; New Clear Days; The Vapors, 1980; Rock; Guitar Hero ENCORE: Rocks the 80's (WaveGroup Cover-one of their best), Rock Band 3 DLC (PRO ENABLED)
(actually, we also agreed that Turning Japanese would definitely apply to several characters but it fits Kain to a tee)
Era-Non-Accurate: Stricken; Ten Thousand Fists; Disturbed, 2005, Metal; Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock; Guitar Hero 5 DLC
(we also agreed that Stricken and several other Disturbed songs would fit other characters)

Rosa:
Era-Accurate: Holy Diver; Dio, 1983, Metal; Guitar Hero ENCORE: Rocks the 80's (WaveGroup Cover), Rock Band 2 DLC, Clone Hero development release
Era-Non-Accurate: The Sky is Falling; Songs for the Deaf; Queens of the Stone Age, 2002, Alternative; KRDL-KURDLE RADIO
(we genuinely feel bad for any radio station that has that particular four letters LMAO)

Rydia of the Mist: (Rydia the Drummer)
Era-Accurate: Seventeen; Winger, 1988, Glam; Guitar Hero ENCORE: Rocks the 80's (WaveGroup Cover)
Era-Non-Accurate: Bloodlines; Dethalbum II; Dethklok, 2009, Death Metal; Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

Final Fantasy V:
Boots/Bartz Klauser:
Era-Accurate: Ride the Wind; Flesh and Blood; Poison, 1990, Glam Metal; Custom Song in Need For Speed Underground 2
Era-Non-Accurate: Even Rats; Eisenhower; The Slip, 2005, Alternative; Guitar Hero Bonus Song, Rock Band Network (RBN)

Sarisa/Faris Taikun:
Era-Accurate: Bad Reputation; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 1981, Rock; Band Hero, Rock Band 2 DLC
Era-Non-Accurate: Shipwrecked; Back in Time; Alestorm, 2009, Metal; Rock Band Network (RBN), Custom Song in Need For Speed Underground 2

Gilgamesh:
Era-Accurate: Sir Psycho Sexy; Blood Sugar Sex Magick; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1991, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC, Decensors by InevitableEnd of FoF Forums, and by us.
Era-Non-Accurate: ---

Exdeath:
Era-Accurate: Rust in Peace, Polaris; Rust in Peace; Megadeth, 1990, Metal; Rock Band 2 DLC
Era-Non-Accurate: Gasoline; Audioslave, 2002, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC, Rock Band Unplugged

Final Fantasy VI: (this one is one of two we discussed the most)
Terra Branford: (Guitarist/Vocalist)
Era-Accurate: Feed the Tree; Star; Belly, 1993, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC, Rock Band Unplugged DLC
Era-Non-Accurate: Monster; Awake; Skillet, 2009, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC

Locke Cole: (Punk Rocker Locke)
Era-Accurate: Bad to the Bone; George Thorogood and the Destroyers, 1982, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC
Era-Non-Accurate: Holiday; American Idiot; Green Day, 2004, Punk; Green Day Rock Band, Decensors by InevitableEnd of FoF Forums, and by us.

Celes Chére: (Bassist)
Era-Accurate: Under the Bridge; Blood Sugar Sex Magick; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1991, Rock; Rock Band DLC, Rock Band Unplugged DLC
Era-Non-Accurate: Mr. Brightside; Hot Fuss; The Killers, 2004, Alternative; Rock Band 2 DLC; Rock Band Unplugged

Setzer Gabbiani:
Era-Accurate: Ace of Spades; Motörhead, 1980, 2008, Rock; Guitar Hero (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero METALLICA^, Rock Band 2^, Rock Band Unplugged^
(^ Has the exact same 2008 re-recorded version)
Era-Non-Accurate: ---

Kefka Palazzo:
Era-Accurate: Symphony of Destruction; Countdown to Extinction; Megadeth, 1992, Metal; Guitar Hero (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero 5 DLC
Era-Non-Accurate: Panic Attack; Octavarium; Dream Theater, 2005, Prog; Rock Band 2, Clone Hero development release

Final Fantasy VII:
Aeris Gainsborough: (Aeris/Celica the Drummer)
Era-Accurate: Angel of Death; Reign in Blood; SLAYER, 1986; Tony Hawk's Project 8, Rock Band 4 DLC, Guitar Hero RSU
Era-Non-Accurate: Savior; Appeal to Reason; Rise Against, 2009; Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
(weren't expecting that were ya? LMAO)

Cloud/Claire/"Miss Cloud" Strife: (Metalhead Cloud-we discussed this one for a long time)
Era-Accurate: Dyers' Eve; ...And Justice For All; Metallica, 1988, Metal; Guitar Hero METALLICA
Era-Accurate: Welcome to Paradise; Dookie; Green Day, 1994, Punk; Green Day Rock Band, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Era-Non-Accurate: Down With the Sickness; The Sickness; Disturbed, 2000; Guitar Hero 5 DLC, Rock Band 2 DLC

Tifa Lockheart:
Era-Accurate: Up in Arms; Colour and the Shape; Foo Fighters, 1997, 2007; Rock Band 2 DLC
Era-Non-Accurate: My Favourite Game; Gran Turismo; The Cardigans, 2000, Rock; Intro video of Gran Turismo 2, Band Hero DS

Yes, we're about to drop Sephiroth's songs on ya, but I'm pretty sure you already know what we agreed upon, because we all said it within five seconds of asking.
Sephiroth: ("I'll always pull your strings...")
Era-Accurate: Master of Puppets; Metallica, 1986; Guitar Hero METALLICA
Era-Non-Accurate: Balls to the Wall; Accept, 1984, Metal; Guitar Hero ENCORE: Rocks the 80's (WaveGroup Cover)
(there are a number of songs that definitely compliment Sephiroth's personality but Master of Puppets is Sephiroth's personality)

Some characters, we couldn't really agree upon, mainly because past VII, only a few of us have experienced games/characters from later in the series; according to Aylee, her mom used to play the shit out of XI, though since she's long since passed we can't corroborate this directly...

So, there are some characters not listed. Moving on!

Final Fantasy VIII:
Rinoa:
Era-Accurate: Listen to Her Heart; You're Gonna get It!; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1978, Rock; Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
Era-Non-Accurate: ---

Final Fantasy IX:
Kuja:
Era-Accurate: Higher; Human Clay; Creed, 1999, Rock; Rock Band Network (RBN), revision by pzych0 of FoF Forums and us.
Era-Non-Accurate: ---

Obviously, we still are discussing this, and some of the characters have four or more songs that fit them perfectly, era-accurate or no, and yes, this does exclude a lot of song genres because we typically don't listen to rap, hip-hop and 'pop' music. So, how about you? Do you agree with us, or do you think that there may be more fitting songs? Are there characters we didn't list that you have fitting songs for? Let us know! The floor is open! :)

Rock steady, people.

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