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"Strong One (Masked Man)" is a frequently ripped track from MOTHER 3.


In MOTHER 3, the player can perform combos by timing button presses with the rhythm of the in-game music. "Strong One" is the battle theme for, as the title implies, stronger opponents. The song has a time signature of 15/8, which makes combos somewhat tricky.

There is a variant of this track only used during the first battle against the Masked Man. It is basically the same, but at every approximate 8th beat the last end is cut off. So, the approximate time signature is 29/16. It does this by repeatedly changing tempos. Using the tempo cycle is the accurate method.

The tempo cycle for the Masked Man variant is:

  1. 126 BPM for 3 quarter notes
  2. 180 BPM for 2 quarter notes
  3. 236 BPM for 1 quarter note
  4. 126 BPM for 1 quarter note
  5. 102 BPM for 1 quarter note
  6. (repeat)


See also: Category:Strong One (Masked Man)

Due to "Strong One (Masked Man)" having such a wacky time signature, it has become a popular choice for high quality rips.

These rips are pretty difficult to do, so they are seen as impressive feats regardless of the source used. For example, the first rip of this song on the SiIvaGunner channel, "Strong One (Masked Man) - MOTHER 3", uses "Space Jam", a 4/4 rap that is usually too simple to be a solo rip joke, on top of being a disliked mashup cliché.

There are currently 9 rips of "Strong One (Masked Man)" on the channel. It was also used as a joke in the two largest medley rips on the channel, "Pause Screen - Wario World" and "Stage Select - Mega Man 3".


Frequently Ripped Tracks
Donkey Kong: DK RapStickerbush Symphony

EarthBound / MOTHER: Humoresque of a Little Dog (Buy Somethin' Will Ya!) • MOTHER 3 Love ThemePollyannaSnowmanStrong One (Masked Man)Unfounded Revenge
Undertale: BonetrousleMegalovaniaYour Best Friend

Final Fantasy: Chocobo Theme
Kingdom Hearts: Dearly BelovedSimple and Clean

Jet Set Radio: Everybody Jump AroundHumming the Bassline

Kirby: Cabbage CavernGreen GreensGourmet RaceHere Come The Squeaks!Mt. DededePuzzle Room

Love Live! School idol festival: Natsuiro Egao de 1, 2, Jump!Snow halation

Mega Man: Flash Man StageWood Man Stage

Mii: Mii ChannelWii Shop Channel

Pokémon: An Unwavering HeartLavender TownTrainers' School

Sonic the Hedgehog: Back 2 BackChemical Plant ZoneE.G.G.M.A.N.Grand MetropolisGreen Hill ZoneIceCap Zone (Act 1)Live and LearnMystic MansionStardust Speedway Bad Future (JPN/PAL)Unknown from M.E.

Super Mario: Athletic Theme (World)Bob-omb BattlefieldDire, Dire DocksGrass LandGround Theme (Secret Course) • Hammer Bros. Theme"It's a me, Mario!"Koopa's RoadMerry-Go-RoundOverworld (Bros. 2)Overworld Theme (World)SliderStaff RollStarman (Metallic Mario) • Steam GardensUnderground
Mario spin-offs: Baby ParkBeware the Forest's MushroomsCoasterPlay a Mini-Game!The Grand FinaleWaluigi Pinball

The Legend of Zelda: Fairy's FountainGerudo Valley

Touhou: Bad Apple!!Beloved Tomboyish GirlFlowering NightHate not the Wind, Spring Blossoms ~ Eternal WindU.N. Owen Was Her?

Others: At Doom's GateBaka MitaiBLOODY STREAMCircusCity of ColorCorridors of TimeEmote: Dance MovesGadget RoomGO MY WAY!!Konga Conga Kappa (King Conga)Let's Practice!OverdrivePursuit ~ CorneredRedialTake You For A RideWe Are Number One

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Jokes: Sans is NessSens
Events Mother's DaySatoru Iwata Memorial DayUndertale 1st Anniversary
Frequently ripped tracks Humoresque of a Little Dog (Buy Somethin' Will Ya!)MOTHER 3 Love ThemePollyannaSnowmanStrong One (Masked Man)Unfounded Revenge
Main series EarthBound Beginnings/MOTHEREarthBoundMOTHER 1+2MOTHER 3
Related Albums: MOTHER 3+
Crossovers Super Smash Bros.: 64MeleeBrawlfor Wii U & 3DS (3DSfor Wii U)Ultimate
Fake games Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories II
Similar Direct: Oddity (Mother 4)Halloween HackAlterniabound
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