So I’ve got this giant dude clad in armor. I need an imposing theme to represent him on my playlist. So what will it be? Huh? What was that? You think I’m just going to use “The Imperial March” from Star Wars!? Well think again, sucka!
That’s right! The Black Knight from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, whose song is in NO WAY similar to the song YOU were thinking about!
Okay. Alright. So they ARE similar. I’d rather use this one, because it’s slower. More plodding. You hear that? That’s the sound of some massive dude wearing armor coming for you. Let the tension build as each heavy step heralds your doom.
The Black Knight also has battle music, which I put in my playlist to represent Eon’s match with Dark:
You see, it’s the first theme with the tempo increased. I should teach a music class or something.
And speaking of Dark, he wears armor too; however, menacing themes like this don’t suit him on his own. I’ll let you in on a secret: with Dark I wanted to make an armored character that wasn’t imposing. I think it’s interesting to contrast him with guys like Eon. I mean, fiction is full of frightful Darth Vader-type villains that are dressed in concealing, metal suits. So why not shake up the cliché a little? I wanted to create an armored character that was sort of reluctant and non-threatening. This is definitely and idea that I got on my own. NO game or story has ever done it before.
Pay no attention to that man above. He is Kellam, an armored tyrant from Fire Emblem: Awakening. He is–ooooh, such a stereotype of wickedness! You may not be able to tell from the grainy picture, but his fearsome gaze is striking pure terror into that young woman’s soul.