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15th Mar '17 5:58:23 PM ProfessorDetective
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* Zinyak of ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'' speaks with a posh British accent. He's also a fan of British literature and plays and will even read the entire first chapter of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' in the classical music radio channel that he [=DJs=].

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* Zinyak of ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'' speaks with a posh British accent. He's also a fan of British literature and plays theater and will even read the entire first chapter of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' in on the classical music radio channel station that he [=DJs=].
7th Feb '17 7:48:18 PM AthenaBlue
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Not to be confused with the [[TropeNamer trope-naming]] ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode, which can be found [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon here]].
25th Jan '17 10:28:20 AM Finmonster
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25th Jan '17 10:27:42 AM Finmonster
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* Present in ''AudioPlay/ThePrincessThieves'' where all the characters, despite most beings from other dimensions, speak with British and American accents.
6th Jan '17 1:31:14 PM gtking123
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** Justified in-universe as being an example of Metaphoric Deformation, where the mindswapper's use of internal metaphors to deal with the alien experiences breaks down under the strain, and they start to see aliens as being humans.
6th Jan '17 1:26:07 PM gtking123
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** Played with in "The Fires of Pompeii", where Donna experiments with this by trying to speak Latin to a Pompeii local, only to be told she sounds "Celtic". The implication is that the TARDIS translated her spoken Latin into period English, making her sound ''Welsh''.
6th Jan '17 1:24:41 PM gtking123
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** While Londo Mollari sounded like an over-the-top Russian nobleman, his aide, Vir Cotto, sounded like he was from New Jersey (or perhaps Northern Virginia, where actor Stephen Furst is from). While Mira Furlan's (real!) Slavic accent brought an exotic air to Delenn, Bill Mumy's Lennier merely had a clipped, precise mode of speaking not too different from any other incarnation of TheSpock.

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** While Londo Mollari sounded like an over-the-top Russian nobleman, his aide, Vir Cotto, sounded like he was from New Jersey (or perhaps Northern Virginia, where actor Stephen Furst is from). While Mira Furlan's (real!) Slavic Croatian (Slavic) accent brought an exotic air to Delenn, Bill Mumy's Lennier merely had a clipped, precise mode of speaking not too different from any other incarnation of TheSpock.
3rd Jan '17 2:16:56 PM BDD
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** A more intriguing possibility is that due to the widespread use of universal translators, Picard is actually ''always'' speaking in French, we only hear it as English due to the translation convention. It was shown in one ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode that the universal translator works in real time "through the air", so to speak (it took five minutes of episode time for it to start working on the new species of the week, up to which point they could only be heard in their native tongue).
** Amusingly, if the above is true, this could potentially mean that Worf is a Klingon, who [[TranslationConvention sounds American]], but in reality is actually speaking ''[[MuggleFosterParents Russian]]''.

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** A more intriguing possibility is Explained in-universe that due to French became obscure by the widespread use 24th century (episode "Code of universal translators, Picard is actually ''always'' speaking in French, we only hear it as English due to the translation convention. It was shown in one ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode that the universal translator works in real time "through the air", so to speak (it took five minutes of episode time for it to start working on the new species of the week, up to which point they could only be heard in their native tongue).
** Amusingly, if the above is true, this could potentially mean that Worf is a Klingon, who [[TranslationConvention sounds American]], but in reality is actually speaking ''[[MuggleFosterParents Russian]]''.
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3rd Dec '16 12:04:31 PM Xtifr
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* Played for [[RuleOfFunny humor]] in Creator/RobertSheckley's ''Mindswap''. The protagonist is sitting in a bar on an alien world with no idea where to go next, when he's approached by one of the world's aliens, who offers to help. The alien is from a country to the south, so he speaks English with a stereotypical Mexican accent, and also speaks fluent Spanish.
17th Nov '16 3:07:52 PM skteosk
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** The Time Lord Drax has a Cockney accent so thick that even the (Fourth) Doctor comments on it. He explains he picked it up in Brixton.
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