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Old May 7th, 2018 (1:13 PM).
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    This topic is honestly the most difficult decision I've had to do and why I'm curious to see how the rest of the community feels. I based my decision PURELY on the Champion's theme and not on their team or the game/region they're champion of. For a lot of you, I think its going to come down to two Champions: Cynthia's or Lance/Red's and I completely understand why. However, for me, I'm likely in the minority by picking Iris' theme. Her theme is just so unique that I honestly don't care that Alder is the "Champion" in Black&White(both Anime and the game). If only her Anime counterpart was half as good as what she is in Black2/White2.

    Anyways, here's my top 5:

    1) Iris' Theme. Reasoning stated above. Alder can die to Volcarona's Flame Body.

    2) Blue/Gary's Theme.The fact GameFreak/TPC keeps bringing this classic back only illustrates how timeless of a classic this theme is. Plus... there is Pachirisu. *Drops Mic*

    3) Cynthia's Theme. Everything about her theme is just plain awesome. You know you're in for a real fight when you hear it. The fact they haven't remixed it after all these years is a testament to how good it is.

    4) Lance/Red's Theme. Might be #1 on a lot of people's lists but not for me. It's not to say its not great but I find the above three to be better.

    5) Diantha's Theme. I had a very tough call on whether to pick her theme or Steven's. Gave the edge to Diantha since like Iris' theme, its got a unique feel to it that overshadows how easy she can be defeated if you train a proper team(that and XP Share nerfed the game difficulty).
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    Old May 7th, 2018 (5:12 PM).
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      My favorites were Lance/Red's theme, and Steven's theme from Ruby/Sapphire. I also liked Blue's champion theme.
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      Old May 10th, 2018 (9:33 AM).
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        in order from favorite to least favorite, theres: cynthia, iris, blue(new and old), lance, steven, and the others that i havent heard enough to have a definitive answer on
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        Lance/Red, Cynthia, as well as Iris. It may seem super playful, but I think it fits her character perfectly.
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        If your answer to this isn't "the theme that plays just before you fight Cynthia" then I don't really know what to say :o
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        Old May 10th, 2018 (11:18 PM).
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          Steven's theme was the only one that had me on goosebumps when it first started playing so I'll go with that. Iris is a close second for that bubbly and unique theme.
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              My favorite champion battle theme is Cynthia's. It doesn't try to be grand and epic, it just says one thing: "I'm gonna mess you up". And then she does.

              My least favorite champion tracks are Steven's, because it sounds like the Gym Leader theme, but sped up (I know this is not strictly the case) ; and Lance & Red's because I always thought this theme sounded like it tried to be its Gen I counterpart and failed.
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              Cynthia's holy moly. By far the most exciting song in the game and really does make you feel like you're battling a champion. Lance's is wonderful and iconic too, but Cynthia's just flat out gives me goosebumps. @[email protected]
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                Lance/Red is my favorite. Steven/Wallace, Blue and Cynthia come close though.
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                Lance/Red and Cynthia's battle themes for me too, gotta say.

                1st gen one is fine too, and I don't mind Steve's theme. Kalos' one is alright, while I just don't like gen 5's one as much (and normally I quite like the music from those games!). Alder's is somewhat forgettable, and I can understand why some people don't think Iris' fits, although at least it is more memorable.

                Worst imo is SM's - it was fine for a trailer, but did not match for a Champion battle imo. USUM was... a marked improvement on Hau's battle theme, certainly, but I didn't like this theme so that holds it back for me.
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                3) Cynthia's Theme. Everything about her theme is just plain awesome. You know you're in for a real fight when you hear it. The fact they haven't remixed it after all these years is a testament to how good it is.
                B2W2 has a remix of it, actually (and every other Gym/Champion battle theme before gen 5 too). And outside of Pokemon games, there's the Super Smash Bros remix too.
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                  Lance/Red and Cynthia's battle themes for me too, gotta say.

                  1st gen one is fine too, and I don't mind Steve's theme. Kalos' one is alright, while I just don't like gen 5's one as much (and normally I quite like the music from those games!). Alder's is somewhat forgettable, and I can understand why some people don't think Iris' fits, although at least it is more memorable.

                  Worst imo is SM's - it was fine for a trailer, but did not match for a Champion battle imo. USUM was... a marked improvement on Hau's battle theme, certainly, but I didn't like this theme so that holds it back for me.
                  B2W2 has a remix of it, actually (and every other Gym/Champion battle theme before gen 5 too). And outside of Pokemon games, there's the Super Smash Bros remix too.
                  Cynthia’s theme hasn’t changed in my book. Even if you compare BW2 with DPPt, they’re virtually the same. I don’t really count SSB though as I limit it strictly to Pokemon games. Still though, my hypothesis that Cynthia and Red would be battling for #1 appears to be right.
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                  Cynthia’s theme hasn’t changed in my book. Even if you compare BW2 with DPPt, they’re virtually the same. I don’t really count SSB though as I limit it strictly to Pokemon games. Still though, my hypothesis that Cynthia and Red would be battling for #1 appears to be right.
                  I will grant that they are quite similar, but there's definitely an addition/change in instrumentation between the two, and even sound balancing to make certain parts stand out more. Would be interested to see how it sounds with a completely different set of instrumentation though.

                  (For other people: DPPt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXefFHRgyE0
                  B2W2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMsnxraYN4c )
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                  Cynthia's Champion is definitely far more exciting and gets you pumped up to battle her than others.

                  Of course, there are close seconds, namely Wallace/Steven.
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                  I loved Hau's champion theme. It was so upbeat and it proved to me how great of a character he is.
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                  Cynthia's has to be my favourite, it's such a lively and upbeat theme that sets the tone for an enthralling battle! Who could forget it?

                  Diantha's theme is a close second. It stands out to me a lot and it really compliments Diantha and her team. Other than that, it's just sounds absolutely beautiful to me.

                  Contrary to popular opinion, Lance's theme fails to resonate with me. I honestly don't remember it.
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                    Typical, but cynthia's and lance's are the best for me, the feeling of someone powerful battling us is real with their theme
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                      Probably Cynthia's, but the Origins remix for Blue is pretty good too.
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                      For me this one ain't even close, even though all of the champion themes are honestly good. C'mon its Cynthia!!! We're off to the races from the first note. You can just feel every twist and turn as you race to keep up with this woman, its exhilarating. What makes this theme even more insane is the piano intro that proceeds it. Are we listening to Rachmaninoff? What a juxtaposition! Who does stuff like this??!! This is so unique and epic.

                      I love this lady, Arceus never incarnated a greater female character in his world. She is wise, brave, good, beautiful and a formidable talent. He would not have written this great theme for her if he didn't feel the same way. In general Sinnoh battle themes are outstanding, Cynthia, Cyrus, Giratina, Arceus, the lake guardians. Musically I think its one of the finest regions out there.
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                        Easy peasy Lance by a mile.

                        Are we counting Kukui? He's sort of like a champion in the way that he's the final battle before you become champion (even though he's not the champion himself). If so, he's a close second with the epic opening to his theme.

                        I'd probably go Blue after that, then Cynthia/Steven/Alder/Iris/Diantha all dead last with horrible themes hahahha.
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                          Cynthia's theme is my favourite out of all the Champion themes, although I like all of them apart from Diantha's theme.
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                            Moon's champion theme played at the top of Mount Lanakila. This piece is grand, meticulous, and memorable. They even threw in a pinch of a classic at the beginning of it.
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                              To be quite honest, I tend to prefer other battle themes to the champions',
                              champions which I tend to find fairly uninteresting as well (exception made for their refined clothing)
                              Now that you mention it however...
                              1. I'm particularly fond of the Alolan champion theme from S&M (it can be you or a competitor who happened to take the title).
                              2. Then we have Alder's battle theme(a rather jolly and driving theme... and trumpets).
                              3. Dulcis in fundo, there's the Hoennian champion theme due to Hoennian bias(^), with my fave arrangements being the ORAS and Colosseum ones(still, I prefer the E4 theme).
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                              Old July 4th, 2018 (10:23 AM). Edited July 4th, 2018 by Omega.
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                                Okay boys. I made a post about the music of Gen 3 if anyone's interested it's in 'Previous Generations'.

                                Anyways, quick run-down of it, I like Gen 3's music (including FireRed and LeafGreen's), and in that thread I answered some questions and even gave my own opinion on other generation's music.

                                I like the music of Gen 3 but the Champion music of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald was just not that epic for me. It was too mellow in my opinion and it could have been better tbh. My favorite Champion music is no doubt Lance/Red's. It's just epic. I mean, the Johto games were amazing and in my honest opinion, the B E S T Pokemon games.
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