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Fate is the somber, melancholic song used in Mother 3. This battle song is first heard when battling the Dog Zombie, a monster encountered in the Sunset Cemetery. This song may have been used to represent those who have died, or perhaps for miserable times and memories.

The rhythm for this song is rather easy, but very hard to pull off. Some even consider it the hardest song in Mother 3 to combo to (in conjunction with Serious). Specifically, the rhythm (which is also used for the song's bassline) is that from "Let's Go (Pony)" by American surf rock group the Routers. Even when the player knows how the rhythm goes, it's still very hard to pull it off, because this song is very fast.


Serious[]

Serious is the alternate version of Fate. At first glance, this is just a duplicate of Fate, but the truth is that, while it has the same rhythm, the second half of the song has a layer of harmony added to the guitar. This difference is very minimal and it does not affect gameplay.


Trivia[]

  • Fate is the only battle theme in Mother 3 in which the "alternate" version, Serious, is exactly the same in terms of rhythm.
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