During one of the story highlights of FINAL FANTASY IX, the track ‘Not Alone’ starts to play. The track is in more that one way unique: it’s a completely new theme being introduced late in the game, it has a very different instrumentation compared to the rest of the soundtrack, and it continues playing during cutscenes and battles. The theme creates a feeling of hopelessness, loneliness, but gives courage and hope at the same time. As both the main character and the player, find out they’re not alone in this. After this story part, the theme never returns again in any form.