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Rhythm Encounter 42 – Evil Etudes

Love ’em or hate ’em, an RPG just isn’t the same without a good villain. And every good villain needs a good theme song. On this episode of Rhythm Encounter, we explore some choice themes for evil empires and the bad guys who run them. Take a walk on the dark side with us, and don’t forget to bring your doomsday weapon, ancient magic, or trained monster of choice!

Note: We had to re-number our episodes several years after publishing. This was originally Episode 30, as reflected in the audio. Don’t worry, you’re not missing anything!

Featuring: Caitlin Argyros, Marcos Gaspar, Peter Triezenberg


0:03:39 – Mullen’s Theme – Grandia
0:07:34 – Battle! Vs. Team Magma/Team Aqua Leader – Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
0:10:02 – And My Name’s Booster – Super Mario RPG
0:30:02 – Caius’s Theme – Final Fantasy XIII-2
0:33:12 – Promise to the Future – Final Fantasy XIII-2
0:37:06 – Hunt or Be Hunted – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
0:39:30 – Ghetsis Battle Theme – Pokémon Black & White 2
1:06:33 – Theme of the Empire – Final Fantasy XII
1:14:20 – March – Tales of Legendia
1:16:28 – L’Eminenza Oscura I – Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
1:40:56 – ???Surprise Outro

Bonus Background Tracks
0:00:35 – Have Faith in Yourself – Grandia II
0:02:29 – Skye’s Reminiscence – Grandia II
0:20:20 – Look Forward – Star Ocean: The Second Story
0:26:43 – Rose Town – Super Mario RPG
0:28:01 – Moderate – Star Ocean: The Second Story
0:56:14 – Howl of the White Wolf – The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
1:04:29 – Sinister Sundown – Kingdom Hearts II
1:37:16 – Waltz of the Damned – Kingdom Hearts II
1:38:30 – Ganbo’s Sandy Beach – Grandia

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Caitlin Argyros

Caitlin Argyros

Caitlin joined RPGFan as a podcaster but has since expanded her collection of hats to include reviews, features, and proofreading. When she's not writing for the site, she's saving the people of Eorzea in FFXIV, slaying gods in the Xeno series, and globetrotting across Zemuria in the Trails games. Oh, and petting every sweet cat and good dog she comes across.

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