Hype RPGs: The Official Soundtrack

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  1. Spike_x1

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    Superman/Dr. Destiny vs. The Justice League: Master of Shadows by Two Steps From Hell[YT]BZJsMg_w6UI[/YT]
     
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    And now...

    The New Ultimate DC RPG - Season II: Heart of Courage by Two Steps From Hell.Through the ups and downs of the characters and their stories, their successes and failures, something epic was forged.
     
  3. Andy C.

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    I'm really starting to wish I hadn't let All-Star Marvel die, 1) because it was awesome, and 2) because I just found the perfect song for Peter Parker:

    "The Future Soon" by Jonathan Coulton
    http://youtu.be/NeV9gsl5jR0
     
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    I suppose my last pick for All-Star Spider-Man works just as well (if not even better) for OE Peter Parker, who doesn't have his powers yet.

    And I have always, always thought of the Joker when I hear this song, so it's my pick for OE Joker:

    "Brain Damage/Eclipse" by Pink Floyd:
    http://youtu.be/_gJVIhQIxYI
     
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    It took me forever to find a song that I think matches the thought process of UDC Lex Luthor (funnily enough, after I dropped him to play Vandal Savage). It's meant to be a protest song, but if you listen to the lyrics without the intended irony, then Living Color's "Cult of Personality" fits Lex perfectly:

    http://youtu.be/7xxgRUyzgs0
     
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    Okay so with the arc Im currently trying to get Inferno through but Im thinking I may have to break into two parts, There's one song that inspired the whole thing:

    [YT]RP5cBy5-2vA&[/YT]
     
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    One Earth:

    Batman
    Undisclosed Desires by Muse:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWTuKd2lTo4

    Lyrics say it all. Man haunted by his past, hiding his emotions and etc.


    Mr. Fantastic
    Mad Man With a Box
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g04jyyuXXSg

    Nice score and it sounds like the music that would be playing when Reed has a major breakthrough. Also, he is a mad man, just not with a police box.

    Fantastic Four
    Every Planet, Ever Star (11th Doctor's Theme):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdYLQsGUEio

    Epic piece of music that fits the scope of the FF and all that they see and do.
     
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    Awesome choice.
     
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    UDC, Bane and the boys at Wonder Tower
    It's a Sin by The Pet Shop Boys
    :awesome:
     
  10. Andy C.

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    Ultimate DC Robin:
    "My Body is a Cage" by Arcade Fire

    http://youtu.be/nhhZdune_5Q

    Now that Dick Grayson isn't out to kill Batman, he's loaded down with even more issues of guilt (blaming himself for leaving Bruce weak enough for Bane to cripple him), anger at letting Tony Zucco get away with his father's murder, his complicated relationship with Raven, and the unwanted responsibilities of being a leader as the Teen Titans are coming together. So naturally, he needs some appropriately angsty music.

    I think the Peter Gabriel cover is absolutely perfect for UDC Batman, too (though that may be because of the "Batman Complex" trailer where they imply that Bruce Wayne is insane, and MB's Batman is definitely toeing the line):
    http://youtu.be/MeFezGJF7mA

    UDC Legion of Doom:
    "Hell March" from Command and Conquer: Red Alert

    http://youtu.be/Tb-gI_pFog0

    Like this needs any explanation. I mean, come on.

    Legion of Doom vs. The Justice League:
    "Hell March 3" from Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3

    http://youtu.be/_kstxATM5Jo

    If the first one was intimidating, this one is downright apocalyptic.
     
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    Very nice. I would have never thought of companion pieces for Batman and Robin.
     
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    Looking around for some music to keep in mind for the UDC Teen Titans, I think I've found a couple more:

    Starfire:
    "Evolution" by Dante Bucci
    http://youtu.be/w2Tfv8Xcmis

    The instrument has a very otherworldly sound to it, the kind of thing you'd expect to see humanoid hippie-type aliens playing. And the tone of the song has that sort of wide-eyed, uncertain but excited quality that I see in Kori. I wish they had a studio version of this song.

    Changeling:
    "On Melancholy Hill" by Gorillaz
    http://youtu.be/04mfKJWDSzI

    Going off of Carnage's run, I see Changeling as somebody who really has to force himself to put on a happy face, to try and gloss over the traumatic experiences he's had since his creation. That's why I picked a song that sounds both happy and sad at the same time. As a shape-shifting clone of Gar Logan, UDC's Changeling could be the ultimate Pinocchio complex: he can be anything he wants, except a real boy.

    Cyborg:
    "Run Rabbit Junk" from Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    http://youtu.be/l13RCQNUyI4

    Nobody does cybernetic post-humanism like Ghost In The Shell, which has a lot of concepts I'd love to play around with if I do some Cyborg-heavy story arcs. Plus, this song just sounds bad-ass.

    The HIVE Rebellion/"Titans, GO!"
    "Get Up" by KoRn
    http://youtu.be/cK8YSsjIaDs

    While being trained and psychologically programmed by Queen Bee and her minions, the members of Titan Squad are conflicted between their own morals and what the HIVE leaders are putting in their heads. The facility's already a powder keg when Donna Troy busts in looking for Artemis, and that's the spark that sets off a full-blown rebellion of fed-up super-powered teenagers, all that angst and doubt and raging hormones and conflicting ideas exploding in the HIVE's faces.
     
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    Vic Sage:
    "Bastard" by Ben Folds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W7w932z0rc

    The song fits because Vic Sage is a man who's been forced to compactualise life into a way that completely makes sense to him in order to survive. He grew up on the bottom rung of a city so corrupt it makes Gotham look like Pee-wee's Playhouse. As a result he scrapped and worked his way to carve out a pretty good life for himself, but became an "old bastard" - he acts like he has all of the answers, is never short of an opinion and very willing to stuff it in your face. Qualities which saw him acheive the pinnacle of success he was able to reach in even gaining his own TV show.

    While he's carved out this life for himself, and his perspective on the world has helped him rise on the surface with his career, it's separated him a lot from people, and therefore the world which he feels he understands.

    Vic Sage in his day-to-day life has gone around his natural driving force, to continue to pose the question. But there's another side to him, a faceless side, which does just that and attempts to restore balance within.
     
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    Ultimate Azrael
     
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    Ultimate One Universe Superman:

    Early Years/Learning to Fly: "To Build A Home" by The Cinematic Orchestra
    http://youtu.be/dhHKfSFGdUI

    This piece is absolutely perfect for Clark Kent's early years. Absolutely beautiful, but just a little sad as well. Clark grows up in an idyllic town, raised by a loving family and surrounded by good friends. As he grows, he learns he can do incredible things.......but he can't share them with anyone. I picture Clark flying through the clouds, elated from the ecstasy of flight, his elation mixed with pangs of loneliness.

    Alternate "Flying" Song: "Song of Simplicity" by Elijah Bossenbroek
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rTBZSTHAww&feature=share&list=UL4rTBZSTHAww

    For all the same reasons as "To Build A Home." It was really, really tough choosing between the two, so I went with both of them. (As a bonus, the guy playing the piano in this video is actually my younger brother!)


    The Destiny of Kal-El: "Life" by Marc Streitenfeld
    http://youtu.be/pgfDnflqMGA

    Say what you will about Prometheus and its convoluted script and questionable characters, you can't deny it's got a hell of a soundtrack. This one in particular I think is a great, otherworldly but immense song for when Clark meets the virtual 'ghosts' of Jor-El and Lara, who show him his first glimpses of the lost world of Krypton, and clue Kal-El in on his eventual destiny. It's haunting, and at points kind of scary, like I'm sure it would be to find out that you're an alien destined to carry the fate of a whole world.


    Lexcorp/Luthor's Metropolis: The "Purity First" Propaganda Ad from 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    http://youtu.be/Gcsd6mJ3R08

    Yeah, it's a viral commercial and not an actual song, but when I start thinking of just how Lex Luthor would influence not only the city of Metropolis but the world at large, I always come back to this. It's a world that's both sleek and bleak, one where fabulous technology is available to everyone, if you don't mind the immense corruption and human suffering caused in order to create it.


    Lois Lane: "Transcendence" by Lindsey Stirling
    http://youtu.be/EiyPRqP5glY

    Regular, non-super characters are always kinda hard to find songs for, but I think Lois needs one since she's an integral part of the Superman mythos, and her relationship with Clark/Superman helps define both of them (despite what DiDio and company say these days). So I wanted to find a song that kinda captured Lois's essence, a compassionate (if outwardly cynical) woman trying to do her part in a fast-paced technology-driven world.

    Superman's Debut: "Adagio in D Minor (Bombastic Mix)" by John Murphy, revised by Stephan Elgner
    http://youtu.be/hYMseN4XzxI

    So with all the pieces in place and people genuinely in danger, it's time for Clark to put on the costume and get to work. This song is big, genuinely epic and full of portent, like how I imagine it would be for the Man of Steel to make his appearance to the world by blasting through the sky at hypersonic speeds trying to stop a crashing spaceship that could kill millions.

    More to come as the story develops.
     
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    Have to be honest, when I read your Smallville Kent/Luthor flashback I had Monty Python's "The Galaxy Song" rushing through my head as a description of Luthor...

    "...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space, because there's bugger all down here on Earth."
     
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    I know I haven't actually started posting as him yet (though I promise that will be remedied quite soon), I've found the perfect theme song for UOU Reed Richards:

    Reed Richards and the Future Foundation: "Enterprising Young Men" by Michael Giacchino

    http://youtu.be/yhD_ui95D7M
     
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    This will probably be my last addition to the Hype RPG OST, since we're all migrating over to the new site and taking a few of the new games with us. I'm gonna post a little music for my UDC Season Enders:

    Lex Luthor: "Uncharted Worlds" from the Mass Effect soundtrack (remixed by Czarcastic)
    http://youtu.be/MxYhYLXbVeQ

    In the aftermath of the Legion of Doom and their war with the Justice League, Lex Luthor has revealed grand designs for new self-sustained cities in the sky, whole new societies where everyone is a superhuman. It's a promise of a brand new world, full of excitement and uncertainty, and this song really encapsulates that. Only Luthor knows what he and Brainiac really have in store for the people who come to live in Lexor City, but for now, they're offering tickets to heaven, and this is the song to go with it.

    Robin: "The Sparrow" by Mastodon
    http://youtu.be/M8RvJ8N_MS8

    First off, if you haven't at least given Mastodon a try, you should be ashamed of yourself, because they're the best goddamn band I've heard in years. Secondly, this song I think fits Dick Grayson's state of mind at the end of Season 3 perfectly. He's been through quite a bit this season, gained new allies with the Titans, only to find out that his feelings for Raven couldn't be returned, leaving him even more alone in a way. And without Batman to guide him, he's still basically lashing out aimlessly into Gotham, more resolute than ever but without a real goal or direction.
     
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    Also, since some life seems to be coming back into the old girl, I think this song might be appropriate for the Basement itself.

    "The Creature Lives"- Mastodon
    http://youtu.be/I7synI05Sro
     
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    So, while he wasn't my first choice, a song came to mind immediately for the tone I want to set with my Daredevil. So yea, enjoy.

    [YT]EbI0cMyyw_M[/YT]
     
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    John Constantine... what else, really?

    "Anarchy in the UK" -- Sex Pistols

    [YT]qbmWs6Jf5dc[/YT]
     
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    Year One Superman's going to be rather rough around the edges, taking the whole "revolutionary social crusader" thing to heart. He doesn't know his own strength yet, nor does he know just how far he'll have to go if and when he butts heads with the authorities.

    So with that in mind, his theme (starting out anyway) is....

    "Monster"- Imagine Dragons

    [YT]a4Y7IUByBkU[/YT]


    (And yes, I did pick it because they used it for Daniel Bryan's Wrestlemania promo and it's been stuck in my head ever since because I'm a sad nerd)
     
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