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Okay, I'm just going to recap Mysta's Spell Cards so I have them all in one place.

  • "Curse of the Heavens - Apollo 13": Spell Card that shoots out several rings of bullets that act like boomerangs; the bullets spread out, return to the caster, then migrate outwards. Oddly enough, it has a blind spot within arm's reach of the caster, but one must be positioned very precisely to take advantage of it.
  • "Wave Sign - Mind Shaker": Spell Card that fires sprays of disorienting danmaku, while also generating illusions to confuse opponents.
  • "Visionary Wave - Mind Blowing": Spell Card that fires large sprays of disorienting danmaku, while also generating illusions to confuse opponents.
  • "God Sign - Genealogy of the Sky-Born": Spell Card that conjures a complex field of large laser beams, which rapidly expands in all directions while shooting out smaller laser shots. At the same time, a large spread of bullets is fired from the caster's position. The field of lasers is said to resemble a genealogical tree, hence the name of the Spell Card. The sheer density of the lasers makes this an extremely powerful and hard-to-escape attack.
    • Shamelessly copied from Eirin Yagokoro.
      • Mysta's version of the Spell Card is somewhat different from Eirin's. Eirin generates a dense cluster of explosions behind herself and only generates the lasers in front of her; Mysta, on the other hand, generates lasers in all directions. Mysta also fires fewer bullets from his own position, but his lasers actually shoot more lasers; Eirin's laser fields tend to have small sub-branches which flare out for a short distance and then stop.
    • Mysta likes this Spell Card more than "Curse of the Heavens - Apollo 13", despite the latter Spell Card being technically more powerful.
    • Used during "Trollin'" and "Professional apologizer".
  • "Terror Sign - Mind Twister": Spell Card that conjures several vicious red tornadoes. Rather than following a set trajectory, the tornadoes actively chase opponents; as a result, they do not leave the field until the Spell Card ends, so the number of tornadoes steadily increases while the Spell Card remains active. The tornadoes can cause harm in four ways:
    1. Those who look directly at the tornadoes are driven insane; the severity and duration depends on how long one looks at the tornadoes. Brief glances result in disorientation and nausea, looking at them for short periods of time results in temporary insanity, and watching the tornadoes for an extended period of time results in total insanity.
    2. Merely hearing the tornadoes' howling winds also disorients and distracts adversaries. However, both of these sensory-assaulting effects can be mitigated or nullified by protection against lunar influences (such as through wolfsbane).
    3. As for the danmaku itself, the tornadoes are capable of viciously cutting and tearing anyone who gets sucked into them (in addition to the obvious harmful effects of being caught in a tornado's funnel cloud - namely, being hurled around by the winds). Oddly enough, the tornadoes don't cause much physical harm to those not caught in the funnel clouds, but this can be excused by the rules of the Spell Card system.
    4. It is, however, entirely possible for the tornadoes to suck up debris and hurl it around, which can constitute a hazard in and of itself.
    • Derived from the insanity-inducing powers of Reisen Udongein Inaba, with "Wave Sign - Mind Shaker" acting as a template, but modified extensively enough to be considered an original Spell Card for Mysta.
    • Along with "Genealogy of the Sky-Born", this is one of Mysta's favorite Spell Cards, and he tends to use it right away.
    • Used during "Trollin'" and "Professional apologizer".
  • "Night Sign - Coyotes' Call": Spell Card that traces lines of light on the ground from the caster to its targets, from which spectral coyotes emerge, lunge forward, and attempt to seize the targets, then drag them into the light and out of existence. Despite being aimed directly at opponents, it has a somewhat slow startup time. This means that it can be dodged relatively easily, even with relatively slow reflexes. (The coyotes do chase targets after emerging, but unlike the tornadoes from "Terror Sign - Mind Twister", they can be physically fought off, and they also vanish after a short period of time.) Therefore, it's best suited to dismantling or outright destroying inanimate objects, such as totems, turrets, barricades, and corpses.
  • "Moonlives Sign - Lunatic Maze": Spell Card that generates a maze, the walls of which are composed of liquid moonlight magically held in a coherent shape. Those who touch the walls are teleported into the Lunar Pool and magically held underwater until they drown, after which Mysta can use their souls to empower his magic. Much like the tornadoes generated by "Terror Sign - Mind Twister", the walls of the maze can cause disorientation and insanity in those who look at them, making it nearly impossible to find a safe route. In addition, the walls of the maze continuously move around, regularly merging with one another and splitting apart; it is entirely possible to be trapped between four walls and "crushed" as they merge together.
    • Influenced by the powers of both Reisen and Eirin, combining aspects of "God Sign - Genealogy of the Sky-Born" and "Wave Sign - Mind Shaker", but for the most part, this Spell Card is Mysta's own creation.
    • Mysta tends to use this as a trump card.
    • Used during "Trollin'" and "Professional apologizer".
  • "Shine Sign - Lunar Bombardment": Spell Card that launches a large barrage of lunar grenades.
    • Because it involves throwing a large number of grenades, this Spell Card is less useful in high-altitude battles than in battles closer to the ground. It can still be used rather effectively in midair, though.
    • This Spell Card is completely unique to Mysta.
    • Used during "Professional apologizer".
  • "Soul Sign - Lunar Simulacrum": Spell Card that contains a soul captured by the Lunar Pool. The soul in the card is enslaved by Mysta's magic. Using the card calls the soul to fight for Mysta. Alternatively, Mysta can craft an artificial soul to inhabit the card, or modify a soul currently within the card to augment its abilities.
    • This Spell Card works similarly to Ryan Randa's "Taboo Incarnate - Mirrored Catastrophe" card from Average Joe In Bullet Hell.
      • "Soul Sign - Lunar Simulacrum"'s effect is to summon the simulacrum. As such, Mysta is free to do whatever he wishes, with a few limitations.
        • Mysta cannot use another Spell Card while "Soul Sign - Lunar Simulacrum" is active.
      • The Spell Card's energy is manifested in the simulacrum. As such, Mysta and the simulacrum share their energy, and either of them is a valid target to attack in order to break the Spell Card.
      • The soul within the Spell Card can be released through almost any means that would work to free a soul from a Lun Emerald. A power struggle with the Chaos or Sol Emeralds won't work, but ripping the soul from Mysta's control (such as via the Whitesnake Stand) will.
    • This Spell Card is (in-universe) Mysta's own creation.
    • Used during "Professional apologizer". 
  • "Majora Sign - Lunar Impact": A Spell Card that conjures miniature moons to fall down to the ground. A direct impact from a moon is about as devastating as you'd expect, but is far from necessary to do damage; the shockwaves and debris kicked up by the moons are more than dangerous enough.
    • In practice, this Spell Card is in many ways a more advanced version of "Shine Sign - Lunar Bombardment". However, it is somewhat less effective against enemies in midair; direct impacts still hurt, but shockwaves and debris are still painful.
    • This Spell Card is Mysta's own creation.
      • This Spell Card is a reference to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Obviously, it's not as destructive as the moon landing on Termina would have been, but it's still pretty damn painful.
    • Used during "Professional apologizer".
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: "History of the Moon"
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
This journal lists the prologue and the songs associated with the Seven Deadly Sins in my Elite Beat Agents 2 project, including the Seven Deadly Sins' half of the finale. (Note that the finale has only five songs unique to it – two for the Sins, two for the Virtues, and one “bridge” song that serves as the roadblock for those who have yet to unlock the good ending. The other 28 songs in the finale are remixes of songs from earlier in the game - that's why I call it a boss rush.) Note that I'm not 100% happy with all of these lists and am open to substitution suggestions.

{Note that because the Seven Deadly Sins are well, evil behaviors that are not to be condoned at all, the final level for each Seven Deadly Sins set is basically themed on showing just how pathetic the Sin is (or, at least, how indulging in it is a terrible idea that will directly lead to your being completely and utterly destroyed). Thus, the boss level always involves the Sin being afflicted by either Laser-Guided Karma or a Villainous Breakdown (generally of the BSOD variety). This does not apply to the final level of the prologue, which directly leads into the storyline proper, or the final level of the Sins' half of the finale, in which they outright murder the Elite Beat Agents unless the Seven Heavenly Virtues have been recruited - in which case the game transitions to their half of the finale. (Well, okay, technically the “murder the EBA” bit happens in the middle of the bridge, but it still counts.) The Sins' greatest moments for their individual levels instead tend to be the pre-boss levels. In any case, I will be providing justifications for each song and its placement. Some of these justifications will be stronger than others - as I said, I'm not 100% comfortable with all of my song choices.}

The song list for the Seven Heavenly Virtues can be found here.

Prologue:

Prologue links: Screenshot, Playlist
  1. "Supersoulfighter" by Lenny Kravitz [5] {The songs in the prologue all form a story arc. In this song, the EBA are conducting business as usual, inspiring a guitarist to foil a bank robbery. And before you ask - no, I didn't necessarily want to plug my own video here, but better that than the only other video with the song on YouTube, which doesn't even get the song's name right.}
  2. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana [Nevermind] {The EBA are called to prevent a teenager's house from being totally trashed by a party he threw that's gone dreadfully wrong.}
  3. "Funny the Way It Is" by the Dave Matthews Band [Big Whiskey & The GooGrux King] {This song is mainly here as a bit of rambling about the flaws of humanity to lead into the point where the plot starts to thicken.}
  4. "Murder by Numbers" by The Police [Synchronicity] {The EBA find themselves called to assist in a murder investigation. And by "assist", I mean "inspire the policemen".}
  5. "Psycho Killer" by the Talking Heads [Best of Talking Heads] {The above-mentioned investigation goes a little too well, and the EBA wind up confronting the killer.}
  6. "Renegade" by Styx [Pieces of Eight] {The EBA apparently catches the killer, but things go deadly wrong…}
  7. "Dani California" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers [Grammy Nominees 2007] {...And I mean that literally. The murderer slips through the police's fingers, and one of the police officers ends up dead. Uh-oh.}
  8. "Survival" by Muse [The 2nd Law]
  9. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash [The Essential Clash Disc 2] {A global crime wave has broken out, and the killer the Elite Beat Agents are chasing is only the tip of the iceberg! For now, however, they must stick to their current mission.}
  10. "City of Delusion" by Muse [Black Holes and Revelations] {...Or not, as a riot suddenly starts up and the Elite Beat Agents must calm the mob.}
  11. "The Living Daylights" by a-ha [Best of Bond... James Bond: 40th Anniversary Edition]
  12. "Blood on the Dance Floor" by Michael Jackson [Blood on the Dance Floor]
  13. "Queen of Spades" by Styx [Pieces of Eight] {The force controlling the killer reveals itself - it's a demon embodying Lust, one of the Seven Deadly Sins!}
  14. "Let the Hunt be the Hunted" by Saliva [Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run] {The Elite Beat Agents find that the killer is more than they bargained for, and are forced to retreat. Unfortunately, the killer gives chase.}
  15. "DIVE" by Be4U [Dance Dance Revolution] {The Elite Beat Agents manage to elude the killer, only to find themselves helping a bystander rescue the killer's next victim. When all is said and done, said intended victim is safe. Unfortunately...}
  16. "Getaway" by Earth, Wind & Fire [Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits] {The EBA are back in the killer's sights, and must escape once again.}
  17. "Skyfall" by Adele [Skyfall] {The EBA engages in a final battle with the killer and defeats him. However, the demonic presence that was controlling him escapes.}
  18. "It's On Again" by Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar [The Amazing Spider-Man 2] {The EBA resolves to get to the bottom of the incident, and begins to investigate the global crime wave.}
  19. "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel (BOSS) {The true battle is just beginning.}

Seven Deadly Sins #1: Lust:

Lust links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
  1. "Someone" by Boston [Corporate America] {A guy is pining for a girl who apparently wants nothing to do with him. There are also mild stalkerish undertones.}
  2. "If You Want It To Be Good Girl (Get Yourself A Bad Boy)" by the Backstreet Boys [Backstreet Boys] {The narrator is trying to invoke the "All Girls Want Bad Boys" trope. Sadly, bad boys tend to make for bad husbands, and marrying one is just asking for a dismal, abusive marriage.}
  3. "I Fought the Law" by The Clash [The Essential Clash Disc 1] {Can you say "sexual violence"? Seriously, the narrator killed his girlfriend.}
  4. "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran [Best of Bond...James Bond: 40th Anniversary Edition] {I'm going to paraphrase Friar Lawrence from Romeo & Juliet here - "passion that burns too bright burns itself out."}
  5. "Only the Good Die Young" by Billy Joel [The Stranger] {Trying to corrupt a good girl and make her a whore should not sit well with anyone.}
  6. "My Humps" by the Black-Eyed Peas [Grammy Nominees 2007] {I used to hate this song when I was younger, and the reason why is simple - it is blatantly sexually charged and just plain inappropriate. I only warmed up to it when I was made aware that its misogynistic tones are supposed to be over-the-top.}
  7. "Sexyback" by Justin Timberlake [Grammy Nominees 2007] {Over-the-top flirting, and being very, very open about the hoped-for end result. Bonus points for bringing up the subject of bondage.}
  8. Every Breath You Take” by The Police [Every Breath You Take: The Singles] {You know how I mentioned that “Someone” by Boston had slight stalkerish undertones? This song has heavy stalker undertones, to the point where the only way it could be more explicit about being about a stalker would be to say it outright. How people consider this a straight romantic song is beyond me.}
  9. "Wish I Had an Angel" by Nightwish {The song basically amounts to "I want to rape someone!"}
  10. "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi {Falling for a seductress is never fun.}
  11. "Whoever Brings the Night" by Nightwish [Dark Passion Play] (PRE-BOSS) {I swear, this song could so easily be from the POV of a succubus. Or just someone who exploits their looks to ruin people.}
  12. "The One I Love" by R.E.M. [Eponymous] (BOSS) {Breakdown; sexual conquest just isn't as fulfilling as truly falling in love.}

Seven Deadly Sins #2: Gluttony:

Gluttony links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
  1. "This Is The Life" by Weird Al Yankovic [Dare to be Stupid] {The narrator’s lifestyle is so absurdly materialistic, one can’t help but roll their eyes.}
  2. "Good Times Roll" by The Cars [The Cars] {Hedonism is a form of gluttony if you ask me… After all, gluttony is defined as “the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste”. That would include entertainment.}
  3. "Good Times Inc." by Gorillaz feat. De La Soul [Grammy Nominees 2006] {Once again, the song’s about hedonism – and in this case, it’s being taken a bit too far for the hedonists’ own good.}
  4. Rehab” by Amy Winehouse [Grammy Nominees 2008] {Addiction is also an aspect of gluttony, and Amy Winehouse’s rehab doesn’t seem to be working… (In fact, now that I think about it, didn't she die of a drug overdose?)}
  5. "Cheat" by The Clash [The Essential Clash Disc 1] {The song seems to be largely about hoarding and getting more than one's fair share.}
  6. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" by The Doors [The Doors] {It's a song about guys wandering around bars and getting hammered. Not exactly responsible behavior.}
  7. "Tommy Gun" by The Clash [The Essential Clash Disc 1] {"Cheat" is about taking more than one's fair share through trickery and deceit. This song is about doing so through brute force, up to and including murdering people.}
  8. "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles [Hotel California] {Again, a relationship that proceeds too fast is going to crash and burn. In this case, literally. And sex isn't the only thing being carried to excess (which is why this song is under gluttony rather than lust).}
  9. "Grapefruit Diet" by Weird Al Yankovic [Running with Scissors] {The narrator seems to have a borderline eating disorder, ‘cause this case of obesity stretches the limits of credulity.}
  10. "Rock You Like A Hurricane" by the Scorpions [Love at First Sting] {Rockers gone wild here... when you're comparing yourself to a ravenous wolf, and flat-out admitting that your life is governed by your bestial instincts, it might be a sign that you've developed some unhealthy habits.}
  11. "Too Much" by the Dave Matthews Band [Crash] (PRE-BOSS) {This song speaks for itself… in fact, it was going to be the boss before I devised my “final song has to make the Deadly Sin look pathetic” rule. I'd be filling up a whole page if I tried to give all the reasons why this song fits here.}
  12. "Another Way To Die" by Disturbed [The Lost Children] (BOSS) {Karma; humankind as a whole has a nasty case of gluttony that's endangering the biosphere. Or, to put that in layman's terms, our tendency for overconsumption is going to KILL THE ENTIRE PLANET if not stopped. So either we stop being gluttons, or we get killed by our own rapacious appetites. Oh, and the music video does not hesitate to make this point, nor does it waste time being subtle about it - in fact, it beats subtlety to a bloody pulp before proceeding to shoot it in the face with a machine gun, pour gasoline on its corpse, and then drop a nuke on it.}

Seven Deadly Sins #3: Greed:

Greed links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
  1. "Koka Kola" by The Clash [London Calling] {I’m not sure if this song is about drugs or the stock market (the title suggests the former (though it could just be referring to the soft drink), but the lyrics seem to hint at the latter (though, then again, I could just be biased)), but either way, it depicts people being driven to suicidal madness by their own avarice. (Yes, I am completely intentionally equating greed with pure evil - in my opinion, it's the deadliest of the Seven Deadly Sins, for reasons that will become clear towards the end of the list.)}
  2. "Thunderball" by Tom Jones [Best of Bond... James Bond: 40th Anniversary Edition]
  3. "Take the Money and Run" by the Steve Miller Band [Young Hearts: Complete Greatest Hits]
  4. "The World Is Not Enough" by Garbage [Best of Bond... James Bond: 40th Anniversary Edition]
  5. "Money" by Pink Floyd [Dark Side of the Moon]
  6. "If In Money We Trust" by Van Morrison {A song about the inherent shallowness of material wealth.}
  7. "The Dreaming Tree" by the Dave Matthews Band [Before These Crowded Streets] {This song is here as a sobering reminder of the damage greed can cause – and its utter callousness towards the lives it ruins and the dreams it destroys.}
  8. "Chemi-Kill" by Exodus [Pleasures of the Flesh]
  9. "The Power of Gold" by Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg [Twin Sons Of Different Mothers] {The song’s about how the pursuit of money tends to make your life worse, not better. (Needless to say, I love it.)}
  10. "American Capitalist" by Five-Finger Death Punch [American Capitalist]
  11. "Corporate America" by Boston [Corporate America] (PRE-BOSS) {Corporate greed is responsible for over 80% of the world's problems. 'Nuff said. Whose brilliant idea was it to make corporations only legally responsible to their stockholders, instead of, oh, I dunno, the entire community human race world, anyways? I know that person's probably long dead, but they still deserve a knife to the chest for that world-f**king brain fart. Seriously, this is why I dislike the stock market; the whole system encourages corporate corruption. ...Ugh, just thinking about how badly greed screws the world over gets me all riled up...}
  12. "Dark Money" by Geoff Tate [Kings and Thieves] (BOSS) {Karma; it's only possible to get away with exploiting people for so long before they wise up and strike back...}

Seven Deadly Sins #4: Sloth:

Sloth links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia

All of the Seven Deadly Sins are more than they appear to be on the surface. Sloth, for instance, incorporates both laziness and apathy/despair (this includes depression, but not self-hatred; that's part of wrath's domain). Both aspects are reflected in its list of songs.
  1. "Ants Marching" by Dave Matthews [Under the Table and Dreaming]
  2. "Police & Thieves" by The Clash [The Essential Clash Disc 1]
  3. "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney & Wings [Best of Bond... James Bond: 40th Anniversary Edition]
  4. "In the End" by Linkin Park
  5. "Peace of Mind" by Boston [Boston]
  6. "Mad World (American Idol Studio Version)" by Adam Lambert [Season 8 Favorite Performances] {"I don't want to live on this planet anymore", taken literally and not played for laughs.}
  7. "Numb" by Linkin Park
  8. "Execution Day" by Meatloaf [Blind Before I Stop]
  9. "Prelude/Angry Young Man" by Billy Joel [Turnstiles] {The narrator flat-out admits that he has become apathetic and jaded over the years, and furthermore, that according to him, anybody who isn’t apathetic and jaded is an idiot. Don’t believe me? Well, not only is the whole song spent poking fun at the titular angry young man, there’s one passage that single-handedly landed this song in this list. Let me quote it right here: “I believe I’ve passed the age / Of consciousness and righteous rage / Now it seems just surviving is a noble fight / I once believed in causes too / Had my pointless point of view / Life went on no matter who was wrong or right.” On the surface, this seems like it could be a positive message, but if you ask me, it absolutely is not. That sort of thinking leads to horrific consequences, as “Boy In The Well” will be happy to demonstrate.}
  10. "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer [Grammy Nominees 2007]
  11. "Boy In The Well" by R.E.M. [Around The Sun] (PRE-BOSS) {…Somebody is being left to drown just because nobody can be arsed to save him. WTF? Seriously, this is how the Origami Killer became a thing… Heck, I’d be tempted to think this song was about Kitty Genovese if it wasn’t explicitly named “Boy In The Well”. Anyways, this song exemplifies the greatest danger of sloth - "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Well, in this case, the only thing necessary to allow needless tragedy to happen is for nobody to do anything before it's too late, but the same general idea applies.}
  12. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day [Grammy Nominees 2006] (BOSS) {Breakdown; the narrator clearly doesn’t care for anything, but just as clearly wants to care for something, because, well, when you don’t care for anything, what’s the point of anything?}

Seven Deadly Sins #5: Wrath:

Wrath links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia

Wrath includes hatred in all its forms, including hatred of the self - up to and including the ultimate expression of self-hatred. Which would be suicide.
  1. "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin [A Few Small Repairs] {Look, I’m sure having your significant other cheat on you is totally unpleasant, but burning down your house with them trapped inside of it isn’t exactly a healthy reaction.}
  2. "Hate & War" by The Clash [The Essential Clash Disc 1]
  3. "Saturday Night Special" by Lynyrd Skynyrd [Maximum Cowbell] {Angry person + pistol = carnage.}
  4. "Orange Crush" by R.E.M. [In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 Disc 1] {Yet another song about carnage - in this case, the "Orange Crush" used by the U.S. against the Vietcong in the Vietnam War.}
  5. "The Guns of Brixton" by The Clash [The Essential Clash Disc 2]
  6. "Cadence of Her Last Breath" by Nightwish [Dark Passion Play] {Like I said, suicide is categorized as a sin of wrath, so this is the obligatory suicide song for the list.}
  7. "Murder Incorporated" by Bruce Springsteen [Greatest Hits]
  8. "Rock the Casbah" by The Clash [The Essential Clash Disc 2] {A sultan imam doesn’t like rock and roll. So what does he do when his subjects start rocking out? Why, try to blow them to smithereens, of course!}
  9. "Under The Ice" by Blind Guardian [A Night At The Opera] {No, I'm not plugging the video I made - oh, dagnabit. But in all seriousness, the song is about Klymnestra attacking Agemneon for slighting her in the Trojan War – and Cassandra ends up caught in the crossfire. Ouch.}
  10. "Back For More" by Five-Finger Death Punch [American Capitalist]
  11. "It Snows In Hell" by Lordi (PRE-BOSS) {Revenge is one thing, but coming back from the dead just to torture your murderer is another entirely. A much, much worse thing. ...Okay, it could just be a Paranoia Gambit and the narrator has something more along the lines of “an eye for an eye” in mind, but still, he’s basically turned himself into a hatred-powered revenant, which is not a healthy way to react to being wronged. Never mind that it’s not actually possible in real life – it’s still an overreaction, with shades of being a sore loser to boot. That, and if the narrator had an assassin sent after him in the first place, he must have hurt somebody. That is, if the backstory isn’t something more along the lines of being stabbed in the back by someone who had enough of him abusing them… in fact, that’s a little more likely, what with the narrator having mentioned that he “didn’t see it coming” – someone who does something worth sending assassins after them for can hardly be entirely oblivious to the threat (well, assuming that they actually know what sort of person they’re pissing off dealing with…). Maybe I’m nitpicking this too much, but the point is, revenge is no substitute for justice – mainly because revenge, due to being motivated by anger, has a nasty tendency to grow to over-the-top proportions and spiral out of control.}
  12. "Lost in the Flood" by Bruce Springsteen [Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.] (BOSS) {Karma & Breakdown; "Those who live by the sword, die by the sword." That, and constantly being angry tends to eat away at you.}

Seven Deadly Sins #6: Envy:

Envy links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
  1. "Supremacy" by Muse [The 2nd Law] {It's about trying to knock someone off their high horse. Why? Because of resentment. It makes me think of the "Tall Poppy Syndrome".}
  2. "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood [Grammy Nominees 2008] {There's going to be a recurring theme in this list of dissatisfaction with what one already has. Like, say, a deteriorating relationship. You could also say that this is a reaction to a covetous husband.}
  3. "Big Lie Small World" by Sting [Brand New Day] {A comedy of errors caused by a man unable to let go of his ex.}
  4. "Cold as Ice" by Foreigner [Records] {Being abandoned by a significant other sucks. Especially when it's for a petty, selfish reason. Namely, some other guy's money.}
  5. "Best of You" by the Foo Fighters [Grammy Nominees 2006] {Extreme possessiveness and jealousy here.}
  6. "Keep Your Hands Off My Girl" by Good Charlotte {Guys fighting over a girl... need I say any more?}
  7. "Can't Stand Losing You" by The Police [Every Breath You Take: The Singles] {Yet another song about trying to cling to an unhealthy relationship. Sigh.}
  8. "What Goes Around... Comes Around (Interlude)" by Justin Timberlake [Grammy Nominees 2008] {More cheating... in this case, though, the girl's dissatisfaction with Justin comes back to bite her in the ass when her new boyfriend proves equally dissatisfied with her. Envy just makes everyone miserable, doesn't it?}
  9. "Goldeneye" by Tina Turner [The Best of Bond... James Bond: 40th Anniversary Edition] {The narrator is plotting to seduce and imprison a man she's had a crush on since childhood. Creepy.}
  10. "Don't Drink the Water" by the Dave Matthews Band [Before These Crowded Streets] {The song is about Europeans coming over to America and making life utter hell for the Native Americans in the process of claiming the land they lived on. This song could fit under greed or wrath, but I placed it here because it wasn't so much a "theft" as a failure to reconcile wildly different cultures (Native Americans didn’t consider land to be something that a person or group of people could own), and the Europeans treating the Native Americans like obstacles to be eliminated.}
  11. "I Took Your Name" by R.E.M. [Monster] (PRE-BOSS) {At its core, envy is all about ruining other people's lives because you want their stuff - and this takes it so far that it borders on outright spite.}
  12. "Caught In A Web" by Dream Theater [Awake] (BOSS) {Breakdown; when you devote yourself to ruining others' happiness, it doesn't really make you happy... In fact, it tends to make you miserable.}

Seven Deadly Sins #7: Pride:

Pride links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
  1. "Stupid Girls" by P!nk [Grammy Nominees 2007] {Women and vanity never mix well...}
  2. "Children of the Moon" by the Alan Parsons Project [Eye in the Sky] {I'm not sure exactly what happened - the details are rather vague - but these "children of the moon" seem to have seriously screwed themselves over through their own vanity.}
  3. "Bad" by Michael Jackson [Number Ones] {The whole song is an elaborate "I'm better than you" rant... with the exception of the last verse, which starts talking about working to make the world a better place. Nice save, Jackson.}
  4. "We've Got It Going On" by the Backstreet Boys [Backstreet Boys] {Like "Bad", the song is basically one long bragging session. Unlike "Bad", it doesn't really try to elevate itself above one person in particular, instead raving about how awesome the Backstreet Boys are.}
  5. "Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" by B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J, & Method Man [Space Jam] {The song can be paraphrased as "We are going to kick your ass, and there's nothing you can do about it." Filled with lots and lots of bragging (are you sensing a pattern yet?)}
  6. "The Pretender" by the Foo Fighters [Grammy Nominees 2008] {Like "Bad", this is an "I pwn joo" song. Unlike "Bad", it doesn't soften the bragging and bait-and-switch into something less self-centered, instead claiming that the target of the rant is a pathetic impostor.}
  7. "You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned" by the Alan Parsons Project [Eye in the Sky] {Bragging with a side-order of Mind Screw.}
  8. "Amaranth" by Nightwish {Somebody seems to be lashing out at everything around him in order to prove his superiority. This can't end well.}
  9. "Faint" by Linkin Park {Somebody has a problem, and is trying to "solve" it by talking himself into thinking he's superior to everyone else. This also can't end well.}
  10. "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J {Yet another "I'm better than you" rant, with an implication of "I'm going to prove it by beating you up."}
  11. "Let the Hammer Fall" by Hammerfall [Legacy of Kings] (PRE-BOSS) {Yet another "I'm better than you" rant, with an implication of "I'm going to prove it by KILLING YOU." And, just to make it so much more insufferable, it's also stuffed full of self-righteousness, with undertones of "Might makes right" - and that sort of attitude tends to result in making people suffer.}
  12. "Big Shot" by Billy Joel [52nd Street] (BOSS) {Karma; those who are full of pride have a nasty tendency to make themselves look foolish. Or, to put that more simply, "pride comes before the fall."}

Seven Deadly Sins Finale:

Finale links: Screenshot, Playlist

The Sins get the first half of the finale, while the Virtues get the second. I'm only going to bother justifying myself for the intro and outro; the boss rush songs have the same justification as before.
  1. "It's The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M. [Eponymous] (Seven Deadly Sins Intro) {When people allow themselves to succumb to the Seven Deadly Sins, it results in the world going to hell in a handbasket.}
  2. "Whoever Brings the Night" by Nightwish, live performance
  3. "The One I Love" by R.E.M. [R.E.M. Live Disc 1]
  4. "Another Way to Die" by Disturbed [Live at Download Festival 2011]
  5. "Too Much" by the Dave Matthews Band [Summer Tour Warm-Up]
  6. "American Capitalist" by Five-Finger Death Punch, live
  7. "Dark Money" by Geoff Tate [Live at the House of Rock]
  8. "Boy in the Well" by R.E.M. [R.E.M. Live Disc 1]
  9. Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day, live performance at Reading 2013
  10. "It Snows In Hell" by Lordi [Live in Munich 2009]
  11. "Lost in the Flood" by Bruce Springsteen [Live in New York City Disc 2]
  12. "I Took Your Name" by R.E.M. [R.E.M. Live Disc 1]
  13. "Caught in a Web" by Dream Eater, live [The YouTube link seems to be unavailable.]
  14. "Let the Hammer Fall" by Hammerfall, live
  15. "Big Shot" by Billy Joel [KOHUEPT (Live in Leningrad)]
  16. "Lucifer" by the Alan Parsons Project [Ultimate The Alan Parsons Project] (Seven Deadly Sins Outro/BOSS) {It's the friggin' devil, what more do you want? True, I could use "Beelzeboss" by Tenacious D, but that explicitly ends with the Devil being defeated, and I want to use something more open-ended here, since victory against the Seven Deadly Sins isn't really possible without the Seven Heavenly Virtues.}
  17. The Root of All Evil” by Dream Theater [Octavarium] (BRIDGE) {This song was my original idea for the boss song for the Seven Deadly Sins’ half of the finale. However, upon taking a closer look at the lyrics, I noticed that the second half of the song focuses on the Seven Heavenly Virtues. So, I decided to have this song act as the roadblock between the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Heavenly Virtues. If the player has yet to unlock and complete all of the Seven Heavenly Virtues songs, then a Non-Standard Game Over sequence (or, rather, the bad ending) will begin at 3:44, with the failure cutscene ending at 3:58 (right before the segment of the lyrics labeled “Remove”) as the Seven Deadly Sins obliterate the Elite Beat Agents. In other words, the player literally will not be allowed to clear this song. If all the Seven Heavenly Virtues have been recruited (by unlocking and completing their song lists), then the Non-Standard Game Over becomes a Fission Mailed as the Seven Heavenly Virtues swoop to the rescue and stop the Seven Deadly Sins’ attack, allowing the player to progress into the second half of the song. Once this song is completed, the game progresses to the Seven Heavenly Virtues’ half of the finale. Also, being the bridge, this song is counted as both the final song of the Seven Deadly Sins’ half of the finale and the first song of the Seven Heavenly Virtues’ half of the finale, but this doesn’t mean it has to be completed twice. It’d be more accurate to say that the first half of this song is the final song for the Seven Deadly Sins’ segment and the second half of this song is the first song for the Seven Heavenly Virtues’ segment.}
Please provide as much feedback as you can on my selections; I want to hear plenty of constructive criticism!
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This journal lists the songs associated with the Seven Heavenly Virtues in my Elite Beat Agents 2 project, including the Seven Heavenly Virtues' half of the finale. It also lists the bonus songs that can be unlocked by accumulating high scores and have nothing to do with the overall plot (they're an epilogue if anything). (Note that the finale has only five songs unique to it – two for the Sins, two for the Virtues, and one “bridge” song that serves as the roadblock for those who have yet to unlock the good ending. The other 28 songs in the finale are remixes of songs from earlier in the game - that's why I call it a boss rush.) Note that I'm not 100% happy with all of these lists and am open to substitution suggestions.

The song list for the Seven Deadly Sins can be found here. 

As with the Sins' list, I will be justifying each of my song choices as well as I can.

Seven Heavenly Virtues #1: Chastity

Chastity links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Lust songs

Because chastity is the good counterpart to lust, I am lumping healthy romantic love in with it. However, this is specifically romantic love; other, broader forms of love are subordinate to charity. Chastity, like the other heavenly virtues, also has several subordinate virtues; in chastity's case, these subordinate virtues are purity, knowledge, honesty, and wisdom.
  1. "Honesty" by Billy Joel [52nd Street] {As previously mentioned, honesty is associated with chastity.}
  2. "Everlasting Love" by Robert Knight [20 Greatest Hits 1967]
  3. "Accidents Will Happen" by Elvis Costello & the Attractions [The Best of Elvis Costello & the Attractions] {The narrator has apparently harmed the subject in the past, and is resisting their advances in order to avoid hurting them again.}
  4. "(If You Love Someone) Set Them Free" by Sting [All This Time] {Clinginess in a relationship is generally a bad thing.}
  5. "Hold The Line" by Toto
  6. "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" by Journey {Can be summed up as “I Want My Beloved To Be Happy”.}
  7. "It's Not Over" by Daughtry [Grammy Nominees 2008]
  8. "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls
  9. "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts [Grammy Nominees 2006]
  10. "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley {No, I could not resist Rickrolling everyone. And the song does fit here. In fact, maybe it should be the boss.}
  11. "Brand New Day" by Sting [All This Time] (PRE-BOSS)
  12. "Living On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi (BOSS) {True love is tough to find, and even tougher to sustain and work out the kinks. But it's worth it.}

Seven Heavenly Virtues #2: Temperance

Temperance links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Gluttony songs

Temperance's subordinate virtues are justice, honor, abstention, and mensch (whatever that is).
  1. "No Wonder" by Neil Wonder [Prairie Wind]
  2. "Never Is Enough" by the Barenaked Ladies [Stunt]
  3. "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" by Billy Joel [The Stranger]
  4. "Working Class Hero" by Green Day [Grammy Nominees 2008]
  5. "Ghetto Defendant" by The Clash [The Essential Clash Disc 2] {This song just works wonders as an immediate follow-up to "Working Class Hero".}
  6. "I'm Alive" by Disturbed [Ten Thousand Fists]
  7. "Walkin' On The Sun" by Smash Mouth [Fush Mu Yang]
  8. "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins [Face Value]
  9. "Wishing Well" by Free [Maximum Cowbell]
  10. "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson [Number Ones]
  11. "Let It Be" by The Beatles [1967-1970 Disc 2] (PRE-BOSS)
  12. "Just Because" by Raygun (BOSS) {A song that preaches the importance of self-restraint. The refrain in particular is basically temperance in a nutshell.}

Seven Heavenly Virtues #3: Charity

Charity links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Greed songs

Charity's subordinate virtues are generosity, love (for all beings), self-sacrifice, and will (in the philosophical sense). Charity itself is not limited to benevolent giving, though that is obviously one aspect of it.
  1. "Larger than Life" by the Backstreet Boys [Millennium] {Okay, to be honest, I was out of ideas and desperate to get this up to 12 songs. There’s a tenuous connection based on the idea of gratitude to the fans (wait, wouldn’t that work better with humility?), or the fans giving to the Backstreet Boys, but overall, this is kind of weaksauce.}
  2. "Heart of Gold" by Neil Young feat Stray Gators [Harvest] {This is also tenuous, but a “heart of gold” refers to the sort of all-encompassing love that falls under charity’s purview, so it does fit. It is a little slow for my liking (“Time In A Bottle” by Jim Croce got kicked out of the Chastity list for being unsuited to a rhythm game), but I don’t exactly have any alternatives.}
  3. "I Want It All" by Queen [Classic Queen] {Despite the name of the song, it’s really more about wanting to establish better conditions for future generations. Admittedly, most of the song is about one young man in particular making a name for himself; like “Bad”, most of the positive message comes from a bait-and-switch at the very end. However, in this song, I consider the positive message to be a bit stronger.}
  4. "Turn the Page" by Bob Seger
  5. "Wrong 'Em Boyo" by The Clash [London Calling]
  6. "Fly Like An Eagle" by the Steve Miller Band [Young Hearts: Complete Greatest Hits]
  7. "Give It Away" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers [Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits]
  8. Man Up” from The Book of Mormon {This song could work, considering its placement in The Book of Mormon’s plot and what it represents in terms of Arnold Cummingham’s character, but it’s a stretch. It’s really just here as a placeholder until I come up with something better.}
  9. "The Miracle" by Queen [Classic Queen]
  10. "Call And Answer" by the Barenaked Ladies [Stunt]
  11. "I Was Here" by Beyoncé (PRE-BOSS) {Sure, it’s a song about establishing a legacy, but it’s a decidedly humanitarian legacy. Like Mother Teresa.}
  12. "What You Give Away" by Sheryl Crow & Vince Gill [Grammy Nominees 2008] (BOSS) {It’s a song about how true fulfillment can only be found through sharing, so it was a shoe-in.}

Seven Heavenly Virtues #4: Diligence

Diligence links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Sloth songs

Diligence's subordinate virtues are persistence, (work) ethics, effort, rectitude, and integrity. Considering that diligence is the good counterpart and direct opposite of sloth, I also added vigilance to the list of subordinate virtues, which is reflected in the song list.
  1. "I'm Not Down" by The Clash [London Calling] {It's a song about never giving up, even in the face of overwhelming odds, so its placement here is obvious.}
  2. "The Winner" by Coolio [Space Jam]
  3. "Flesh And Bone" by The Killers [Battle Born]
  4. "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" by Styx [Pieces of Eight]
  5. "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who [Who's Next]
  6. "Burning Heart" by Survivor [Rocky IV]
  7. "Land of Confusion" by Disturbed [Ten Thousand Fists]
  8. "Rush" by Aly & AJ
  9. "Lonesome Loser" by the Little River Band
  10. "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor [Rocky III{I’m sure a lot of people would be mad at me if “Eye of the Tiger” wasn’t somewhere in this game, and besides, it absolutely deserves to be on this list! I mean, come on, it’s a song about relentless training to be the best! The only reason it’s not the boss is that there are two songs with even better reason to be on the list. That, and it’s also about beating the tar out of people…}
  11. "Walk Unafraid" by R.E.M. [Up] (PRE-BOSS) {This song has two morals - to be yourself regardless of what others may think of you, and to be undeterred by failures and stumbles. In other words, it's perfectly suited to be on this list.}
  12. "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas (BOSS)

Seven Heavenly Virtues #5: Patience

Patience links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Wrath songs

Patience's subordinate virtues are gaman, mercy, ahmisa (basically, treating the act of harming others as equivalent to harming oneself, and therefore abstaining from it), sufferance, and forgiveness. Most of the anti-suicide songs wound up in kindness's song list, but considering that self-hatred and suicide are subordinate vices to wrath (which patience is the good counterpart and direct opposite to), I made sure to slip an anti-suicide song ("Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M.) into this list. Considering the correlation between wrath and violence, I’ve also got several songs promoting peace and pacifism in this list; why peace isn't already part of the official list of subordinate virtues, I have no idea.
  1. "Trouble" by Dave Matthews [Some Devil] {I liked the idea of Dave Matthews performing both the first and last songs on this list. That, and the song is about how recklessness gets you into big trouble.}
  2. "Peace Train" by Cat Stevens [Cat Stevens Classics]
  3. "Fragile" by Sting [All This Time]
  4. "Revolution" by R.E.M. [In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 Disc 2]
  5. "21 Guns" by Green Day [Grammy Nominees 2010]
  6. "Fine Line" by Paul McCartney & Wings [Grammy Nominees 2006]
  7. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding" by Elvis Costello & the Attractions [The Best of Elvis Costello & the Attractions]
  8. "Final Straw" by R.E.M. [Around The Sun]
  9. "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M. [In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 Disc 1]
  10. "War" by Edwin Starr [The 70's, Volume 2]
  11. "Give Peace A Chance" by John Lennon [Imagine] (PRE-BOSS)
  12. "The Last Stop" by the Dave Matthews Band [Before These Crowded Streets] (BOSS) {As those who watch my YouTube channel know, I've got a video about how the situation in the Middle East totally sucks, and the video is based on this very song - my favorite song of all time. I'm not sure whether or not I have it available to the public right now; it's so controversial that I take it down from time to time - but this song's placement in this list is based on that video (well, that and it’s my favorite song of all time). If only people could learn to set aside their differences and get along, things would be much better for all of us. Oh, and check out the reviews on sing365 for a second opinion.}

Seven Heavenly Virtues #6: Kindness

Kindness links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Envy songs

Kindness's subordinate virtues are satisfaction, loyalty, compassion, integrity, empathy, and friendship for its own sake.
  1. "Old Man" by Neil Young feat Stray Gators [Harvest]
  2. "Saint Dominic's Preview" by Van Morrison [Saint Dominic's Preview]
  3. "How to Save a Life" by The Fray [How to Save a Life]
  4. "Turn It Off" by Boston [Corporate America]
  5. "Invisible Sun" by The Police [Ghost In The Machine]
  6. "Imagine" by John Lennon [Imagine]
  7. "One World (Not Three)" by The Police [Ghost In The Machine]
  8. "Never Too Late" by Three Days Grace
  9. "I Want To Make The World Turn Around" by the Steve Miller Band [Young Hearts: Complete Greatest Hits]
  10. "One Vision" by Queen [Classic Queen]
  11. "King of Pain" by The Police [Synchronicity] (PRE-BOSS) {The song is all about empathy and sympathy, so it’s a natural fit.}
  12. "If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback [Grammy Nominees 2008] (BOSS) {This is another song that speaks for itself.}

Seven Heavenly Virtues #7: Humility

Humility links: Screenshot, Playlist, Wikipedia
Unlock condition: B rank condition on all Pride songs

Humility's subordinate virtues are bravery, modesty, reverence, and altruism. Humility is not to be confused with poor self-esteem; it's not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.
  1. "All at Once" by The Fray [How to Save a Life]
  2. "Told You So" by the Barenaked Ladies [Stunt]
  3. "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" by Sting [All This Time]
  4. "Sing For The Moment" by Eminem [Curtain Call: The Hits (Disc 1)]
  5. "Dead Wrong" by The Fray [How to Save a Life]
  6. "Save Me" by Dave Matthews [Some Devil]
  7. "Breaking The Habit" by Linkin Park {I know I said that humility isn’t low self-esteem, but sometimes one has to hit rock bottom to realize that something’s wrong.}
  8. "Secret Journey" by The Police [Ghost In The Machine] {...and this is getting back on the right track.}
  9. "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson [Number Ones]
  10. "Rhymes and Reasons" by the Irish Rovers [36 All-Time Greatest Hits Disc 2]
  11. "Don't Forget Where You Belong" by One Direction [Midnight Memories] (PRE-BOSS)
  12. "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)" by John Lennon [Lennon Legend] (BOSS)

Seven Heavenly Virtues Finale

Finale links: Screenshot, Playlist

The Virtues get the second half of the finale, while the Sins get the first.
  1. The Root of All Evil” by Dream Theater [Octavarium] (BRIDGE) {This song was my original idea for the boss song for the Seven Deadly Sins’ half of the finale. However, upon taking a closer look at the lyrics, I noticed that the second half of the song focuses on the Seven Heavenly Virtues. So, I decided to have this song act as the roadblock between the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Heavenly Virtues. If the player has yet to unlock and complete all of the Seven Heavenly Virtues songs, then a Non-Standard Game Over sequence (or, rather, the bad ending) will begin at 3:44, with the failure cutscene ending at 3:58 (right before the segment of the lyrics labeled “Remove”) as the Seven Deadly Sins obliterate the Elite Beat Agents. In other words, the player literally will not be allowed to clear this song. If all the Seven Heavenly Virtues have been recruited (by unlocking and completing their song lists), then the Non-Standard Game Over becomes a Fission Mailed as the Seven Heavenly Virtues swoop to the rescue and stop the Seven Deadly Sins’ attack, allowing the player to progress into the second half of the song. Once this song is completed, the game progresses to the Seven Heavenly Virtues’ half of the finale. Also, being the bridge, this song is counted as both the final song of the Seven Deadly Sins’ half of the finale and the first song of the Seven Heavenly Virtues’ half of the finale, but this doesn’t mean it has to be completed twice. It’d be more accurate to say that the first half of this song is the final song for the Seven Deadly Sins’ segment and the second half of this song is the first song for the Seven Heavenly Virtues’ segment.}
  2. "Someday (August 29, 1968)" by Chicago [Chicago Transit Authority] (Seven Heavenly Virtues Intro) {I see this song’s message as "Bullying is bad and bullies should feel bad - and if they don't, they soon will AS THEY BEG FOR THEIR PATHETIC LIVES" (uh… ahem… sorry, I just really, really hate bullying), but it’s written about a protest rally. (At least, I think it is. That subtitle's gotta be there for something.) In any case, it can be used as a rallying cry against any sort of injustice. Bonus points for being performed by the same band that did "You're The Inspiration"; that song was one of the more climactic points of the first Elite Beat Agents game, so another Chicago song was basically mandatory for this one. What better place than the “Without A Fight” analogue?}
  3. "Brand New Day" by Sting [Brand New Day]
  4. "Living On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi [Live in London]
  5. "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson [Michael Jackson's This Is It Disc 1]
  6. "Just Because" by Raygun, live
  7. "Call and Answer" by the Barenaked Ladies, live at NYE
  8. "What You Give Away" by Sheryl Crow & Vince Gill, live
  9. "Walk Unafraid" by R.E.M. [R.E.M. Live Disc 1]
  10. "Carry On Wayward Son" by Yngwie Malmsteen
  11. "War" by Bruce Springsteen [Live 1975-85 Disc 3]
  12. "The Last Stop" by the Dave Matthews Band [Live in Charlottesville]
  13. "King of Pain" by Sting & The Police, live
  14. "If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback, live in Toronto
  15. "Don't Forget Where You Belong" by One Direction [Live at Wembley Stadium, 2014]
  16. "Instant Karma" by U2 [Grammy Nominees 2008]
  17. "Higher Power" by Boston [Greatest Hits] (Seven Heavenly Virtues Outro/FINAL BOSS) {This song is utterly non-negotiable; the whole project leads up to it. It’s here to represent the ultimate victory of virtue, holiness, and light over wickedness, unholiness, and darkness - and the only thing that makes such a victory possible. I even have a very specific beatmap idea in mind for it (which will get across the theme of the project with the subtlety of a sledgehammer), so I will be designing it myself. It is truly a worthy successor to "Jumpin' Jack Flash" for the final challenge of the game. Just give it a listen.}

Bonus Songs

Bonus Songs links: Screenshot #1, Screenshot #2, Playlist

As you would expect, the bonus songs have to be unlocked before they are available. They are not mandatory to completion of the main story once unlocked, unlike EBA 1. There are two main ways to unlock bonus songs - accruing a certain total high score, or getting good enough ranks on a certain set of songs. (The Seven Heavenly Virtues songs themselves are unlocked by getting high ranks on the Seven Deadly Sins songs, but the bonus songs require even better ranks. However, the rank requirements are kept well below the maximum rank available to avoid frustrating casual players.)
  1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles [1967-1970 Disc 1] (Unlock condition: Total high score of 3,000,000 points) {The first bonus song, this was picked as a sort of tribute to the EBA itself.}
  2. "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind & Fire [Earth, Wind & Fire Greatest Hits] (Unlock condition: Total high score of 6,000,000 points) {It's about dancing - of course it would fit perfectly in a rhythm game!}
  3. "Cat's In The Cradle" by Harry Chapin (Unlock condition: Total high score of 9,000,000 points)
  4. "Jet Airliner" by the Steve Millers Band [Young Hearts: Complete Greatest Hits] (Unlock condition: Total high score of 12,000,000 points)
  5. "All Mixed Up" by The Cars [The Cars] (Unlock condition: Total high score of 15,000,000 points)
  6. "Radar Love" by Golden Earring [Maximum Cowbell] (Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Prologue songs)
  7. "I Am The Walrus" by The Beatles [1967-1970 Disc 1] (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Prologue songs)
  8. "Oops! ...I Did It Again" by Britney Spears [Oops! ...I Did It Again] (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Lust songs)
  9. Hotel California” by The Eagles [Hotel California] (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Greed songs)
  10. "Little House" by The Fray [How to Save a Life] (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Sloth songs)
  11. "Animal I Have Become" by Three Days Grace (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Wrath songs)
  12. "Let It Ride" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive [Maximum Cowbell] (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Envy songs) {I’ve been kicking around the idea of using this song with a storyboard parodying Sonic’s storyline in Sonic 2006 for quite some time. Largely because of the whole “disaster ensues if Elise cries” thing.}
  13. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John [Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Disc 1]
  14. "promise" by Kohmi Hirose [Alpen Best] (Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Chastity songs) {Because there needed to be at least one J-pop song.}
  15. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" by The Beatles [1967-1970 Disc 2] (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Chastity songs)
  16. "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele [Grammy Nominees 2012] (Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Temperance songs)
  17. "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Temperance songs)
  18. "Pollyanna" by Catherine Warwick [MOTHER Series] (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Charity songs)
  19. "Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello & the Attractions [Best of Elvis Costello & the Attractions] (Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Diligence songs)
  20. "Walk" by the Foo Fighters [Grammy Nominees 2012] (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Diligence songs)
  21. Never Again” by Disturbed [Asylum] (Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Patience songs)
  22. We Just Disagree” by Dave Mason (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Patience songs)
  23. "Speed of Sound" by Death Cab For Cutie [Plans] (Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Kindness songs)
  24. "Black or White" by Michael Jackson [Number Ones] (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Kindness songs)
  25. "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye feat Kimbra [Grammy Nominees 2012]
  26. "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry feat Juicy J
  27. "Wishmaster" by Nightwish (Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Seven Heavenly Virtues Finale songs)
  28. "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" by The Dropkick Murphys (Unlock condition: Total high score of 30,000,000 points) {This song may be short, but it has a super-catchy beat.}
  29. "It’s Been So Long" & "Five Nights At Freddy's" by The Living Tombstone (Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Seven Deadly Sins Finale songs) {These songs are included for essentially the same reason as "Shipping Up To Boston". I chained them together to up the length and challenge a bit.}
  30. "Erotomania" by Dream Theater [Awake] (Unlock condition: B rank or better on all songs in the main game (not including the other bonus songs)) {A bombastic and challenging hard-rock track.}
  31. "Without A Fight" by Hoobastank [Every Man For Himself (Red Cover)] (Unlock condition: B rank or better on all Finale songs (both Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Heavenly Virtues)) {This song is here as a reference to the original game. The beatmap would be similar to the one in EBA 1, but there would be some additions to compensate for the fact that the Hoobastank original is longer than the EBA 1 version.}
  32. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all Finale songs (both Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Heavenly Virtues)) {Yes, I deliberately stuck the penultimate and final levels of EBA 1 in this game as bonus levels. For "Jumpin' Jack Flash", I think the exact same beatmap might be usable, though the Rolling Stones version is a bit slower than the version in EBA 1 (which would make the song slightly easier). (And by the way, the beatmap I have in mind for "Higher Power" is actually tamer than the "Jumpin' Jack Flash" beatmap from EBA 1... at least in terms of the complexity. The speed, on the other hand... Well, that's a whole other story.)}
  33. "We Are The Champions" by Queen (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all songs in the main game (not including the other bonus songs))
  34. "Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner [Records] (Unlock condition: A rank or better on all other songs in the game, including all of the other bonus songs) {The final bonus song, I picked this song to basically tell the player that they're awesome for making it this far. You could even call it the True Final Boss, considering how this song is unlocked. I prefer to consider "Higher Power" the finale, though.}
Please provide as much feedback as you can on my selections; I want to hear plenty of constructive criticism!
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Okay, I'm just going to recap Mysta's Spell Cards so I have them all in one place.

  • "Curse of the Heavens - Apollo 13": Spell Card that shoots out several rings of bullets that act like boomerangs; the bullets spread out, return to the caster, then migrate outwards. Oddly enough, it has a blind spot within arm's reach of the caster, but one must be positioned very precisely to take advantage of it.
  • "Wave Sign - Mind Shaker": Spell Card that fires sprays of disorienting danmaku, while also generating illusions to confuse opponents.
  • "Visionary Wave - Mind Blowing": Spell Card that fires large sprays of disorienting danmaku, while also generating illusions to confuse opponents.
  • "God Sign - Genealogy of the Sky-Born": Spell Card that conjures a complex field of large laser beams, which rapidly expands in all directions while shooting out smaller laser shots. At the same time, a large spread of bullets is fired from the caster's position. The field of lasers is said to resemble a genealogical tree, hence the name of the Spell Card. The sheer density of the lasers makes this an extremely powerful and hard-to-escape attack.
    • Shamelessly copied from Eirin Yagokoro.
      • Mysta's version of the Spell Card is somewhat different from Eirin's. Eirin generates a dense cluster of explosions behind herself and only generates the lasers in front of her; Mysta, on the other hand, generates lasers in all directions. Mysta also fires fewer bullets from his own position, but his lasers actually shoot more lasers; Eirin's laser fields tend to have small sub-branches which flare out for a short distance and then stop.
    • Mysta likes this Spell Card more than "Curse of the Heavens - Apollo 13", despite the latter Spell Card being technically more powerful.
    • Used during "Trollin'" and "Professional apologizer".
  • "Terror Sign - Mind Twister": Spell Card that conjures several vicious red tornadoes. Rather than following a set trajectory, the tornadoes actively chase opponents; as a result, they do not leave the field until the Spell Card ends, so the number of tornadoes steadily increases while the Spell Card remains active. The tornadoes can cause harm in four ways:
    1. Those who look directly at the tornadoes are driven insane; the severity and duration depends on how long one looks at the tornadoes. Brief glances result in disorientation and nausea, looking at them for short periods of time results in temporary insanity, and watching the tornadoes for an extended period of time results in total insanity.
    2. Merely hearing the tornadoes' howling winds also disorients and distracts adversaries. However, both of these sensory-assaulting effects can be mitigated or nullified by protection against lunar influences (such as through wolfsbane).
    3. As for the danmaku itself, the tornadoes are capable of viciously cutting and tearing anyone who gets sucked into them (in addition to the obvious harmful effects of being caught in a tornado's funnel cloud - namely, being hurled around by the winds). Oddly enough, the tornadoes don't cause much physical harm to those not caught in the funnel clouds, but this can be excused by the rules of the Spell Card system.
    4. It is, however, entirely possible for the tornadoes to suck up debris and hurl it around, which can constitute a hazard in and of itself.
    • Derived from the insanity-inducing powers of Reisen Udongein Inaba, with "Wave Sign - Mind Shaker" acting as a template, but modified extensively enough to be considered an original Spell Card for Mysta.
    • Along with "Genealogy of the Sky-Born", this is one of Mysta's favorite Spell Cards, and he tends to use it right away.
    • Used during "Trollin'" and "Professional apologizer".
  • "Night Sign - Coyotes' Call": Spell Card that traces lines of light on the ground from the caster to its targets, from which spectral coyotes emerge, lunge forward, and attempt to seize the targets, then drag them into the light and out of existence. Despite being aimed directly at opponents, it has a somewhat slow startup time. This means that it can be dodged relatively easily, even with relatively slow reflexes. (The coyotes do chase targets after emerging, but unlike the tornadoes from "Terror Sign - Mind Twister", they can be physically fought off, and they also vanish after a short period of time.) Therefore, it's best suited to dismantling or outright destroying inanimate objects, such as totems, turrets, barricades, and corpses.
  • "Moonlives Sign - Lunatic Maze": Spell Card that generates a maze, the walls of which are composed of liquid moonlight magically held in a coherent shape. Those who touch the walls are teleported into the Lunar Pool and magically held underwater until they drown, after which Mysta can use their souls to empower his magic. Much like the tornadoes generated by "Terror Sign - Mind Twister", the walls of the maze can cause disorientation and insanity in those who look at them, making it nearly impossible to find a safe route. In addition, the walls of the maze continuously move around, regularly merging with one another and splitting apart; it is entirely possible to be trapped between four walls and "crushed" as they merge together.
    • Influenced by the powers of both Reisen and Eirin, combining aspects of "God Sign - Genealogy of the Sky-Born" and "Wave Sign - Mind Shaker", but for the most part, this Spell Card is Mysta's own creation.
    • Mysta tends to use this as a trump card.
    • Used during "Trollin'" and "Professional apologizer".
  • "Shine Sign - Lunar Bombardment": Spell Card that launches a large barrage of lunar grenades.
    • Because it involves throwing a large number of grenades, this Spell Card is less useful in high-altitude battles than in battles closer to the ground. It can still be used rather effectively in midair, though.
    • This Spell Card is completely unique to Mysta.
    • Used during "Professional apologizer".
  • "Soul Sign - Lunar Simulacrum": Spell Card that contains a soul captured by the Lunar Pool. The soul in the card is enslaved by Mysta's magic. Using the card calls the soul to fight for Mysta. Alternatively, Mysta can craft an artificial soul to inhabit the card, or modify a soul currently within the card to augment its abilities.
    • This Spell Card works similarly to Ryan Randa's "Taboo Incarnate - Mirrored Catastrophe" card from Average Joe In Bullet Hell.
      • "Soul Sign - Lunar Simulacrum"'s effect is to summon the simulacrum. As such, Mysta is free to do whatever he wishes, with a few limitations.
        • Mysta cannot use another Spell Card while "Soul Sign - Lunar Simulacrum" is active.
      • The Spell Card's energy is manifested in the simulacrum. As such, Mysta and the simulacrum share their energy, and either of them is a valid target to attack in order to break the Spell Card.
      • The soul within the Spell Card can be released through almost any means that would work to free a soul from a Lun Emerald. A power struggle with the Chaos or Sol Emeralds won't work, but ripping the soul from Mysta's control (such as via the Whitesnake Stand) will.
    • This Spell Card is (in-universe) Mysta's own creation.
    • Used during "Professional apologizer". 
  • "Majora Sign - Lunar Impact": A Spell Card that conjures miniature moons to fall down to the ground. A direct impact from a moon is about as devastating as you'd expect, but is far from necessary to do damage; the shockwaves and debris kicked up by the moons are more than dangerous enough.
    • In practice, this Spell Card is in many ways a more advanced version of "Shine Sign - Lunar Bombardment". However, it is somewhat less effective against enemies in midair; direct impacts still hurt, but shockwaves and debris are still painful.
    • This Spell Card is Mysta's own creation.
      • This Spell Card is a reference to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Obviously, it's not as destructive as the moon landing on Termina would have been, but it's still pretty damn painful.
    • Used during "Professional apologizer".
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