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10th Jan '18 6:05:12 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is generally the most recognizable example of this trope to Americans, since it depicts a universe with a wide range of accents, all of them British and Irish. This is explained in show with the idea that the Doctor's TARDIS [[TranslatorMicrobes translates]] all alien languages for its passengers.
** Series One started off with this, namely the page quote at top. [[note]] As minisode [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheLastDay "The Last Day"]] demonstrated, there ''are'' Gallifrey natives with this accent. [[/note]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is generally the most recognizable example of this trope to Americans, since it depicts a universe with a wide range of accents, all of them British and Irish. This is explained in show in-show with the idea that the Doctor's TARDIS [[TranslatorMicrobes translates]] all alien languages for its passengers.
** Series One The revival started off with this, namely the page quote at top. [[note]] As minisode [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheLastDay "The Last Day"]] demonstrated, there ''are'' Gallifrey natives with this accent. [[/note]]
29th Dec '17 9:45:08 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* In ''VideoGame/TreasurePlanetBattleAtProcyon'', the Procyons speak with a Russo-German accent.
24th Dec '17 1:06:30 AM pidget_spinner
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* Allura and Coran from ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' both [[AliensSpeakingEnglish speak English]] with English accents despite never having been to Earth.
16th Dec '17 9:28:36 AM nighttrainfm
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* Justified in ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2Redux''. While several Transformers have accents from various Earth countries, it's because those specific Transformers were either created and "raised" entirely in those various countries, or resided in one long enough to pick up the accent. Taking it a step further, Pyro, for instance, was born in the United Kingdom and is basically an Expy of [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor.]]

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* Justified in ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2Redux''. While several Transformers have accents from various Earth countries, it's because those specific Transformers were either created and "raised" entirely in those various countries, or resided in one long enough to pick up the accent. Taking it a step further, Pyro, for instance, was born in the United Kingdom and is basically an Expy of [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor.]]
16th Dec '17 9:26:07 AM nighttrainfm
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* Justified in ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2Redux''. While several Transformers have accents from various Earth countries, it's because those specific Transformers were either created and "raised" entirely in those various countries, or resided in one long enough to pick up the accent. Taking it a step further, Pyro's personality is specifically based on [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor.]]

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* Justified in ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2Redux''. While several Transformers have accents from various Earth countries, it's because those specific Transformers were either created and "raised" entirely in those various countries, or resided in one long enough to pick up the accent. Taking it a step further, Pyro's personality Pyro, for instance, was born in the United Kingdom and is specifically based on basically an Expy of [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor.]]
16th Dec '17 9:25:27 AM nighttrainfm
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* Justified in ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2Redux''. While several Transformers have accents from various Earth countries, it's because those specific Transformers were either created and "raised" entirely in those various countries, or resided in one long enough to pick up the accent.

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* Justified in ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2Redux''. While several Transformers have accents from various Earth countries, it's because those specific Transformers were either created and "raised" entirely in those various countries, or resided in one long enough to pick up the accent. Taking it a step further, Pyro's personality is specifically based on [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor.]]
7th Dec '17 7:07:59 PM KyuTurtle
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** Interestingly, ''Star Wars'' actually has a pretty easy way to justify this that's never really been brought up in official material for whatever reason; the TranslationConvention. To elaborate, its canon that the characters aren't actually speaking English, they're speaking a ConLang called Galactic Basic; it's simply "translated" for he benefit of the viewer. Logically, this would suggest that the characters aren't speaking with Earth accents, we're merely being given the closest equivalent to whatever accent they ''are'' using. So, for instance, the above-mentioned Twi'leks don't have French accents, they're speaking Basic with a Rylothian accent and this is how the "translation" represents that to you.

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** Interestingly, ''Star Wars'' actually has a pretty easy way to justify this that's never really been brought up in official material for whatever reason; the TranslationConvention. To elaborate, its canon that the characters aren't actually speaking English, they're speaking a ConLang called Galactic Basic; it's simply "translated" for he the benefit of the viewer. Logically, this would suggest that the characters aren't speaking with Earth accents, we're merely being given the closest equivalent to whatever accent they ''are'' using. So, for instance, the above-mentioned Twi'leks don't have French accents, they're speaking Basic with a Rylothian accent and this is how the "translation" represents that to you.
28th Nov '17 6:09:50 PM nombretomado
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** Zeb from the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'' television show speaks with a [[LondonTown Cockney]] accent, though other Lasats don't seem to have it. It might have to do with him being an [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous elite soldier]] back on Lasan.

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** Zeb from the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'' television show speaks with a [[LondonTown [[UsefulNotes/{{London}} Cockney]] accent, though other Lasats don't seem to have it. It might have to do with him being an [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous elite soldier]] back on Lasan.
27th Nov '17 7:06:30 AM Siempie
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->'''Rose:''' If you ''are'' an alien, how comes you sound like you're from the North?\\

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->'''Rose:''' If you ''are'' an alien, how comes you sound like you're from [[OopNorth the North?\\North?]]\\
6th Nov '17 7:58:27 PM chopshop
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* As a bit of a consequence of having a British writer, ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has the alien robots occasionally slip into using distinctly British speech ("I've not", "You've been ages"), which sticks out rather badly due to the characters usually speaking in American English. In an amusing LampshadeHanging, two characters (Brainstorm and Getaway) are deliberately written with British and New Zealander accents, which [[HypocriticalHumor the other characters]] [[SelfDeprecation mock as being weird]].


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** Interestingly, ''Star Wars'' actually has a pretty easy way to justify this that's never really been brought up in official material for whatever reason; the TranslationConvention. To elaborate, its canon that the characters aren't actually speaking English, they're speaking a ConLang called Galactic Basic; it's simply "translated" for he benefit of the viewer. Logically, this would suggest that the characters aren't speaking with Earth accents, we're merely being given the closest equivalent to whatever accent they ''are'' using. So, for instance, the above-mentioned Twi'leks don't have French accents, they're speaking Basic with a Rylothian accent and this is how the "translation" represents that to you.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', where Korg, an intimidating gladiator alien made of stone, inexplicably speaks with [[VocalDissonance a gentle, high-pitched New Zealand accent]].
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