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Can someone supply the instances where the Imperial March (otherwise known as the Martial Theme of the Empire) is used in-universe? So far, I managed to find these:
1.Star Wars: Republic Commando (Used as Elevator Music in the level "Attack of the Clones")
2. Star Wars: The Old Republic (Ashara Zavros hums the theme, or at the very least a similar piece of music, during the Sith Inquisitor sidequest)
3. The Paradise Snare (Used as the martial theme of the Empire during Han Solo's graduation [hence the alternate name], made more explicit in the audio book)
4. Rising Malevolence (similar to the Old Republic instance, a Rocket Battle Droid hummed the theme when about to board Plo Koon's escape pod)
5. Battlefront II (Stormtroopers whistle the theme)
6. Boba Fett: Agent of Doom (Leonis Murthe hummed the theme when doing "surgery" on a "patient" via lightsaber)
7. NPR's A New Hope (the theme is heard in a propaganda piece that Luke Skywalker was listening to while he was still on Tatooine).
8. Star Wars: Racer (Anakin briefly hummed the theme when he won a race)
With the exception of the NPR radio drama and Star Wars: Racer, all of these have been mentioned on the Imperial March article (the out-of-universe one, I mean). I want to know if there are any usages of the theme in-universe in ANY of the source works (like Star Wars Galaxies, any of the comics, any radio dramas, any other TCW episodes or CW episodes, books, and the like).
Which also reminds me: The out-of-universe article mentioned that Brain Invaders, Ghosts of Mortis, The Lawless, and Overlords used the theme in-universe, but can someone specify exactly how they were in-universe rather than simply the out-of-universe soundtrack playing at that moment?
In SWG, there are several instances where the Imperial March is played from an in-universe perspective (though some of it may be debatable). Musicians in the game could play music, and one of the flourishes included a brief segment of the Imperial March theme. Players could also get a Darth Vader statue which plays the entire Imperial March theme in their home (examining the statue identified the song as the Imperial March), and players could also select Imperial March to play on in-game jukeboxes (though it should be noted that the jukeboxes could also play other Star Wars music which you wouldn't expect to hear from an in-universe perspective, like the Star Wars intro song). The musician flourish is probably the best example from that game. If I remember any others I'll let you know. StarsiderSWG (talk) 14:29, September 8, 2013 (UTC)
Okay, will make sure to note this information. And if it is indeed called "Imperial March" in-universe, I'll rename the article to reflect that. The Jukebox part could be placed into the Behind the scenes section, since that might be in the gray area. Good luck with any other information. I remember reading a comment on a website that indicated that the theme was played by Imperial officers when in their office, although I'm not sure where the Star Wars source for that was or anything like that. I'll post the site link when I have the opportunity. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 16:35, September 8, 2013 (UTC)
I watched the link at the time you suggested, but I wasn't sure how similar it was to the Imperial March. So anyways, did you find anything similar to what that post on Pandora.com described? Weedle McHairybug (talk) 13:02, October 3, 2013 (UTC)
Well, 6:53 in the video definitely sounds like an Imperial March flourish to me. The rest of the song segment, maybe not as much. Anyways, I wasn't too sure what to make of Pandora comment. Are we sure he was even speaking of SWG? Definitely don't recall the music playing in any office. StarsiderSWG (talk) 22:52, October 4, 2013 (UTC)