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Linkavitch
2009-04-15, 04:45 PM
Hey, looked back through the threads to make sure no one had started one of these things in a bit, and I just realized something about the characters voices:

All of the MitD's lines could be said in Johnny Bravo's voice and still make perfect sense.

(For those of you who don't know who Johnny Bravo is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Bravo)

So, discuss, and tell us what people you think the characters voices are.

Starscream
2009-04-15, 05:15 PM
I still like most of the choices I picked last time:


:roy: Brett Butler
:vaarsuvius: Tara Strong
:sabine: Cree Summer
:elan:/:nale: Billy West
:thog: Jim Cummings
:mitd: Chris Latta (sadly deceased)
:haley: Tress MacNeille
:redcloak: Maurice LaMarche
:belkar: Rob Paulsen
:durkon: Craig Ferguson
:roach: mc chris
:xykon: Frank Welker
:miko: Tia Carrere

But as you can see, the actor I picked for the MITD is no longer with us. So yeah, Johnny Bravo would be a pretty funny choice.

Another idea: he should have the voice of GIR from Invader Zim. It would fit his personality pretty well.

Although no one will ever top Welker for villain-voices, I could also hear Mark Hamill in that role. He made a pretty funny Joker in the DCAU.

Oh, and Gilbert Gottfried as the Oracle. Don't ask me why, I just always hear that obnoxious voice when I see that character.

derfenrirwolv
2009-04-15, 08:29 PM
Think we could get Patrick Stewart to do lord Shojo?

The Blackbird
2009-04-15, 08:41 PM
Think we could get Patrick Stewart to do lord Shojo?

That would be awesome http://i39.tinypic.com/11jyerm.png

kpenguin
2009-04-15, 09:02 PM
James Earl Jones for Xykon, all the way.

Rhydeble
2009-04-16, 06:37 AM
I'd love for the John Cleese to voice either Elan or Xykon.

Oh and give redcloack the same speech synthesizer as Stephen Hawking

Dogmantra
2009-04-16, 06:39 AM
Crystal should absolutely be voiced by Ellen McLain (GLaDOS of Portal, The Announcer of Team Fortress 2). It's the truth, and you all know it!

The Rose Dragon
2009-04-16, 07:04 AM
James Earl Jones for Xykon, all the way.

Considering that is the only canon voice actor, yeah, Jamesy for Xykon.

GrlumpTheElder
2009-04-16, 07:24 AM
Redcloak should be voiced by Christopher Lee or someone like that.

Michael Palin could be Shojo

Pronounceable
2009-04-16, 09:09 AM
I'd think Christopher Lee doing MitD in his most intimidating manner would be even funnier. John Cleese doing Redcloak with a pronounced English accent would also be welcome.


Considering that is the only canon voice actor, yeah, Jamesy for Xykon.

Where'd that come from?

O-Chul has to be voiced by Jeff Bennett, who's proven his affinity for Chuck Norricity as Kyle Katarn. (Not Chuck himself, cos his voice isn't that great)


And Belkar obviously must be voiced by Joe Pesci. Accept no substitute!

Niley
2009-04-16, 10:15 AM
Like I said some time before.

:roy: Samuel Jackson
:belkar: Mario Cantone (two years ago I'd pick Heath Ledger)
:durkon: John Rhys-Davies
:xykon: Paul Bandey (anyone played Dark Messiah? He voiced the Demon Overlord)
:elan: & :nale: Shia LeBoeuf
:vaarsuvius: Craig Sechler (http://www.craigsechler.com/voice/AssetsCV10/Track12.mp3)
:haley: Keira Knightley
:thog: Vin Diesel
:miko: Cate Blanchett
:sabine: Angelina Jolie
:mitd: Tom Hanks
:roach: ???
:redcloak: Dwight Schulz (voiced Hox in Escape from Butcher Bay)
Shojo - Ian McKellen
Hinjo - Tercelin Kirtley (voiced Sareth in Dark Messiah)
O-Chul - Liam Neeson
Bozzak - Diedrich Bader
Celia - Zooey Deschanel
Eugene Greenhilt - Wes Johnson (http://www.wesjohnson.com/audio/character.html)
Mr. Rodriguez the Lawyer - Eric Idle

Haven
2009-04-16, 10:58 AM
:thog: Vin Diesel

Heh, nice. Although it seems more like you're casting for a live-action movie.

For some reason I imagine all the characters have very high, kinda squeaky voices, I guess because of the whole stick figure thing. Or maybe they're all being voiced by the same guy doing different voices, like most of Homestar Runner or a guy reading to his kids.

But attempting to ignore that:

:roy: Phil LaMarr
:haley: Tara Strong
:miko: Maria Canals (who voices Hawkgirl in JL)
:xykon: Norio Wakamoto (I know what the problem with that is, and I don't care..)
:everyone else: Billy West.

The Rose Dragon
2009-04-16, 12:52 PM
Where'd that come from?

Start of Darkness. There is a strong implication that he sounds very much like James Early Jones.

"Luke, I am your father."

"Simba, you have forgotten me."

"This is CNN."

These are some of Xykon's quotes from the book.

The Blackbird
2009-04-16, 06:03 PM
Like I said some time before.

:roy: Samuel Jackson


Roy's tired of those snakes:smallwink:

Morgan Wick
2009-04-16, 06:35 PM
I see Elan, Nale, and MITD with high-pitched, nasally voices, but not necessarily the others, especially Roy, Xykon, V, Durkon, Shojo, and strangely enough, Miko.

Assassin89
2009-04-16, 06:48 PM
How about Lou Ferrigno for :thog:?
Not only is he referenced in the comic itself, Thog acts like the Hulk.

As for Azure City, bring up a list of anime voice actors and think about who has acted in a role similar to character in the comic.

Demonicbunny
2009-04-16, 09:21 PM
I'd say Alan Rickman or David Warner (Irenicus in BG) as :redcloak:

Kevin Michael Richardson as Bozzok.

elaktoq
2009-04-17, 02:17 AM
I don't know why, but I've always heard Ashley Johnson (Gretchen in "Recess") as Vaarsuvius. Other than that, I don't hear voices in my head at all.

WinterSolstice
2009-04-17, 02:39 AM
:roy: Will Forte (actor who voiced Abe Lincoln on "Clone High")
:durkon: Brendan Gleeson

O-Chul: Chow-Yun-Fat

no idea's for the rest really

Dixieboy
2009-04-17, 08:04 AM
Crystal should absolutely be voiced by Ellen McLain (GLaDOS of Portal, The Announcer of Team Fortress 2). It's the truth, and you all know it!
Also in Half life BTW

As i've said before (I think) Grey DeLisle has to be in there somewhere, just, somewhere.

Bifflechips
2009-04-17, 09:35 AM
The way I picture the voices:

Roy Greenhilt - Phil LaMarr
Haley Starshine - Grey Delisle (with her more childlike-voice, similar to that of Vicki from the Fairly Oddparents and Skie/Nalia from Baldur's Gate series)
Varsuuvius - Jeff Bennett (channeling Xan from Baldur's Gate series, just less gloomy and depressed sounding)
Belkar Bittlerleaf - John Mariano (doing Tiax's voice, just with less shouting and not as high pitch)
Elan & Nale - Billy West (Fry from Futurama)
Durkon - Bill Farmer (voiced Yeslick, the elderly wise dwarf warrior/cleric in BG)
Xykon - Frank Welker (perfect choice, really)
MitD - Tom Kenny (doing Eduardo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)
Redcloak - Legendary Frog/Joseph Blanchette (watch The One Ring To Rule Them All online series; he voices Wayne the Goblin)
Miko - Jennifer Hale
Sabine - Cree Summer (perfect choice, again)
Thog - Jim Cummings
Demon Cockroach - Jack Roth (doing his Jan Jansen/Oswald Fiddlebender voice from BG/IWD2)

Niley
2009-04-17, 09:54 AM
Oh, um... I added two links to my previous post - samples for Craig Sechler (my choice for Vaarsuvius) and Wes Johnson (Eugene Greenhilt).

Code Black
2009-04-17, 09:56 AM
Oracle: Billy Crystal (doing Miracle Max). That's the only voice that just came to me right away.

TheBST
2009-04-17, 10:22 AM
:roy: Carey Means (Frylock from Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
:belkar: Patton Oswalt or Will Arnett
:vaarsuvius: A man and a woman's voices somehow blended together digitally.
But personally I keep hearing Richard E Grant doing Withnail.
:durkon: Billy Connelly
:redcloak: Christopher Guest
:mitd: Eddie Izzard

seconding:

:elan::nale: Billy West
:haley: Tress MacNeille
:xykon: James Earl Jones
Shojo: Patrick Stewart

Vexxation
2009-04-17, 10:36 AM
Elan & Nale - Billy West (Fry from Futurama)
Yes.


Redcloak - Legendary Frog/Joseph Blanchette (watch The One Ring To Rule Them All online series; he voices Wayne the Goblin)

Double-Yes.

Dogmantra
2009-04-17, 10:50 AM
Wes Johnson (Eugene Greenhilt).

I think Wes Johnson, in his most evil Lucien LaChance/Mr. Burke Voice would be great for the Roaches... or maybe Xykon...

Beren
2009-04-17, 10:59 AM
For some reason, starting with this strip (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0123.html), I started imagining V sounding like 343 Guilty Spark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/343_Guilty_Spark#343_Guilty_Spark) (Tim Dadabo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Dadabo)).

Niley
2009-04-17, 11:04 AM
I think Wes Johnson, in his most evil Lucien LaChance/Mr. Burke Voice would be great for the Roaches... or maybe Xykon...

Nah, nah, nah. Roaches need an extremely high-pitched voice. Bottom line: Eric Idle or Mario Cantone.

And Xykon? I don't know, but we'll need a synthetized 'evil demon emperor' voice. I still think it should be Paul Bandey...

Darkhands
2009-04-17, 12:03 PM
I've only got a few 'must be' voices, I'm open to the rest:

:mitd:: Wallace Shawn

http://www.mightymcpilgrim.com/words/archives/wallace_shawn.jpghttp://bp1.blogger.com/_u8SGUjpvtn8/RiAtw4J8SDI/AAAAAAAAAS0/UmMmvQzGMgk/s400/p6.jpg

:redcloak:: Someone who can do Marvin the Martian's voice, but slightly more serious and enunciated

http://www.eteamz.com/ACCCSoccer/images/071506marvin-the-martian.jpg

:durkon:: Billy Connolly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYHY8msFTpk

Scarlet Knight
2009-04-17, 02:17 PM
There are many good suggestions I figured since we've done this before, let's take a new twist; I chose famous people who have done cartoon voices before.

:roy:- Tone Loc ( Goanna from Fern Gully)
:haley:- Holly Hunter ( Elastigirl from the Incredibles)
:belkar:- Danny Devito ( Phil from Hercules)
:durkon:- Billy Connerly (Ben from Pocahontas)
:vaarsuvius:- Ellen DeGeneres (Dori from Finding Nemo)
:elan:/:nale:- Mel Gibson (John Smith from Pocahontas)
:sabine:- Anjelina Jolie ( Lola from Sharks Tale)
:thog:- Patrick Warburtun (Kronk from Emperorís New Groove)
:xykon:- James Woods (Hades from Hercules)
:redcloak:- David Ogden Stiers ( Ratcliffe rather than Cogsworth)
:mitd:- Robbie Benson ( Beast from Beauty & the Beast)
:roach:- Dave Thomas & Rick Moranis ( the Moose from Brother Bear)

kpenguin
2009-04-17, 02:21 PM
Where'd that come from?

In Start of Darkness, Xykon notices that his voice has transformed after becoming a lich. He then starts spouting lines like "Luke, I am your father", "Simba, you have forgotten me", and "This is CNN"

Darth Vader, Mufasa, and the CNN thing are all done by James Earl Jones.