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This is sort of related to the favorite villains thread but Ill post it here since music.
These songs are fucking amazing. They tell the story of Kefkas rise to godhood and insanity. It starts off all goofy and childish sounding, with a little snare roll like a little drummer boy playing pretend soldier, before suddenly having a quick outburst of anger and bombast. Then the cymbals and tom drums come in making the military vibe come across as real and threatening, no longer a game.
The second song starts as you finally come to confront Kefka after he's destroyed the world and pretty much fucked everything up. The church organs and choir convey his godhood, a terrible and overpowering force of evil and hate. Then the song picks up the pace with arpeggios and scales, before suddenly reverting back to the first bit we heard before. Then out of nowhere the clown like music just cuts in, interrupting the music mid beat, like a person with a broken mind suddenly having some dark impulse. The music is goofy and fun, but the choir is still there. This is a god who has no qualms about destruction, enjoying his wanton chaos, reveling in that madness.
The song changes again and becomes almost note for note an entire section of Toccata and Fugue from Bach The HALLLEJULA song This is like Kefka mocking religion itself, supplanting what ever gods did exist. Subtley in the background we can hear the bass line play a few lines from the first Kefka theme, once in a brighter scale, than again in a darker menacing scale.
Finally you come face to face with Kefka in his God form, all pretense of benevolence is gone, all that is left is madness. The way the bass line's point and counter point with the lead on each bridge, all the tom rolls, the cymbals crashing, the little solo that gets interrupted by the coda of Kefka's first theme again, showing you that there is some sort of child like intelligence behind all that hate, like a kid burning bugs with a magnifying glass, just doing it to see if he can, not out of hate, but out of curiosity. The song then switches again to a slower tempo organ solo, this is Kefka realizing that he can't win. Even though he sees no value in anything at all and wishes to create a monument to non exsistance the rest of the world still holds on to hope, and that just confuses the fuck out of him. He sort of just gives up and allows himself to die. He is probably the only Final Fantasy last boss to not have a giant monologue after his death. He doesn't even gasp or cry out, just allows himself to fade away into the void he loved so much, leaving behind the existence he saw no use in.
They managed to fit a TWO entire Opera tracks onto a SNES cart, and made them sound amazing. Nobuo Uematsu is a god among men.
It also gave us this, as if the music alone wasn't worth it.