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12th Sep '17 7:40:34 PM AnimeBoy16
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** It does help that the people the Wayans are supposed to be interacting with seem mildly retarded. "You can get ''knee implants''?!"

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** It does help that the people the Wayans are supposed to be interacting with seem mildly retarded.to be really lacking in the intelligence department. "You can get ''knee implants''?!"
6th Sep '17 1:19:55 PM SeptimusHeap
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** Subverted in ''WebVideo/GantzAbridged'', in which at first Kishimoto is voiced by {{hbi2k}} (who admits his lady voices suck, as seen in ''WebVideo/BerserkAbridged''), with her voice being commented on by other characters. After she clears her throat, her voice changes with an actual woman (Cassius614) voicing her from that point on.

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** Subverted in ''WebVideo/GantzAbridged'', in which at first Kishimoto is voiced by {{hbi2k}} Creator/{{hbi2k}} (who admits his lady voices suck, as seen in ''WebVideo/BerserkAbridged''), with her voice being commented on by other characters. After she clears her throat, her voice changes with an actual woman (Cassius614) voicing her from that point on.
2nd Sep '17 2:10:12 PM nombretomado
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* {{Drag Queen}}s are a mixed bag on this. Some manage to sound like typical women, some ''attempt'' to disguise their voices, some do nothing special since their natural male voices are [[CampGay that high]], and others...it can be a little jarring to watch a queen elegantly lipsynch a JanetJackson number, then turn on the microphone and say in a gravelly voice, "'''How the fuck is everyone?!'''" Although drag queens can't afford to be ''too'' convincing (at least onstage). Even women who do female drag (yes, it's done) work to make themselves ''un''convincing.

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* {{Drag Queen}}s are a mixed bag on this. Some manage to sound like typical women, some ''attempt'' to disguise their voices, some do nothing special since their natural male voices are [[CampGay that high]], and others...it can be a little jarring to watch a queen elegantly lipsynch a JanetJackson Music/JanetJackson number, then turn on the microphone and say in a gravelly voice, "'''How the fuck is everyone?!'''" Although drag queens can't afford to be ''too'' convincing (at least onstage). Even women who do female drag (yes, it's done) work to make themselves ''un''convincing.
18th Aug '17 9:16:07 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' has Jason Spisak voicing [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz]], a mimic-type character who copies the attacks of other characters and mimics their tone of voice when doing so. In the original game the only female on the hero roster was [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]], and Spizak didn't even attempt to imitate her. Then the prequel came out, and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Yuna]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]] joined the group, and Bartz's lines were re-recorded to be better imitations of the person he was copying. Thus, Jason Spisak had to imitate four very different-sounding female characters. ''And he pulled it off''. His impressions are so good in fact, some wondered for a time if it was a distorted version of the original voice and didn't think it was actually him.

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* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' has Jason Spisak Creator/JasonSpisak voicing [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz]], a mimic-type character who copies the attacks of other characters and mimics their tone of voice when doing so. In the original game the only female on the hero roster was [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]], and Spizak didn't even attempt to imitate her. Then the prequel came out, and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Yuna]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]] joined the group, and Bartz's lines were re-recorded to be better imitations of the person he was copying. Thus, Jason Spisak had to imitate four very different-sounding female characters. ''And he pulled it off''. His impressions are so good in fact, some wondered for a time if it was a distorted version of the original voice and didn't think it was actually him.
9th Aug '17 1:38:40 PM cheril59
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* For some reason, all 5 actors who have played WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'s little sister, D.W., have been male.

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* For some reason, all 5 actors who have played WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'s little sister, D.W., have been male.
25th Jul '17 3:57:22 PM rjd1922
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* A staple of many stage comedians. For example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOQJiZ_g3Ho Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias]].
* Also worth noting that, with the right software, one can sound like the opposite gender. MorphVox and others are pretty convincing if you set them up right.
** This is exactly how the female voices are done in {{Hyadain}}'s video game music covers, according to WordOfGod.
* To avert this in real life, you have to remember that doing a convincing female voice is NOT a matter of how high you can go. It's a matter of ''resonance''--most male voices are far more resonant than female voices, so making your voice less resonant will get a much more convincing result (usually a low-voiced woman) compared to the standard comedic routine (someone on caffeine, helium, and/or crack).
** In speech (as opposed to singing) verisimilitude is not in the pitch or the timbre, as there's a fairly large overlap in both between male and female voices. For about the upper two-thirds of the tenor range and about the lower two-thirds of the alto range, speech mannerisms, subtle and less so, dominate. Skillful manipulation of these can produce a convincing voice (male, female, or genderless) in almost anyone of any sex or gender. For that matter, a person's timbre is more flexible than most people give it credit for.
** There are quite a few YouTube tutorials on this, mostly intended for transitioning transwomen. [[http://youtube.com/candifla CandiFLA]] (slightly NSFW[[note]]She's a bit of an exhibitionist.[[/note]]) might be the best-known.
* {{Drag Queen}}s are a mixed bag on this. Some manage to sound like typical women, some ''attempt'' to disguise their voices, some do nothing special since their natural male voices are [[CampGay that high]], and others...it can be a little jarring to watch a queen elegantly lipsynch a JanetJackson number, then turn on the microphone and say in a gravelly voice, "'''How the fuck is everyone?!'''" Although drag queens can't afford to be ''too'' convincing (at least onstage). Even women who do female drag (yes, it's done) work to make themselves ''un''convincing.
* Back in the late 1980s, there was a kafuffle about a phone sex operator named Raven, who was a young black man impersonating a woman. The ads, needless to say, were false advertising.
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* [[spoiler: Fujisaki Chihiro]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' is a frail boy who dresses as a girl to avoid the stigma of being a, well, frail boy that gets bullied because he is not the Japanese-standard of how they think a young man should look and act. His Japanese voice actor is 'Creator/KoukiMiyata, a guy who's been pigeonholed in "cute boy" roles.

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* [[spoiler: Fujisaki Chihiro]] [[spoiler:Chihiro Fujisaki]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' is a frail boy who dresses as a girl to avoid the stigma of being a, well, frail boy that gets bullied because he is not the Japanese-standard of how they think a young man should look and act. His Japanese voice actor is 'Creator/KoukiMiyata, Creator/KoukiMiyata, a guy who's been pigeonholed in "cute boy" roles.


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[[folder:Real Life]]
* A staple of many stage comedians. For example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOQJiZ_g3Ho Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias]].
* Also worth noting that, with the right software, one can sound like the opposite gender. MorphVox and others are pretty convincing if you set them up right.
** This is exactly how the female voices are done in {{Hyadain}}'s video game music covers, according to WordOfGod.
* To avert this in real life, you have to remember that doing a convincing female voice is NOT a matter of how high you can go. It's a matter of ''resonance''--most male voices are far more resonant than female voices, so making your voice less resonant will get a much more convincing result (usually a low-voiced woman) compared to the standard comedic routine (someone on caffeine, helium, and/or crack).
** In speech (as opposed to singing) verisimilitude is not in the pitch or the timbre, as there's a fairly large overlap in both between male and female voices. For about the upper two-thirds of the tenor range and about the lower two-thirds of the alto range, speech mannerisms, subtle and less so, dominate. Skillful manipulation of these can produce a convincing voice (male, female, or genderless) in almost anyone of any sex or gender. For that matter, a person's timbre is more flexible than most people give it credit for.
** There are quite a few YouTube tutorials on this, mostly intended for transitioning transwomen. [[http://youtube.com/candifla CandiFLA]] (slightly NSFW[[note]]She's a bit of an exhibitionist.[[/note]]) might be the best-known.
* {{Drag Queen}}s are a mixed bag on this. Some manage to sound like typical women, some ''attempt'' to disguise their voices, some do nothing special since their natural male voices are [[CampGay that high]], and others...it can be a little jarring to watch a queen elegantly lipsynch a JanetJackson number, then turn on the microphone and say in a gravelly voice, "'''How the fuck is everyone?!'''" Although drag queens can't afford to be ''too'' convincing (at least onstage). Even women who do female drag (yes, it's done) work to make themselves ''un''convincing.
* Back in the late 1980s, there was a kafuffle about a phone sex operator named Raven, who was a young black man impersonating a woman. The ads, needless to say, were false advertising.
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17th May '17 2:52:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* The WebVideo/{{Wiiviewer}} doing [[SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]].

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* The WebVideo/{{Wiiviewer}} doing [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]].
6th May '17 10:44:28 AM CosmicFerret
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* When Bunny Bennett of Music/SteamPoweredGiraffe was transitioning from male to female, she had to work diligently to get her voice up into a more feminine range. She has largely succeeded, but still has an impressive baritone.
1st Apr '17 4:12:55 AM Doug86
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* In the ''GoldenBoy'' dub, one female minor character (who is seen for about 15 seconds in one episode), who is rather fat and unattractive, is voiced, rather badly and for laughs, by a man.

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* In the ''GoldenBoy'' ''Manga/GoldenBoy'' dub, one female minor character (who is seen for about 15 seconds in one episode), who is rather fat and unattractive, is voiced, rather badly and for laughs, by a man.
5th Feb '17 6:12:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Superman: Red Son'' motion comic has Creator/CindyRobinson, Lois Lane's voice, also voicing Braniac, although with a drastically pitched-down voice.

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* The ''Superman: Red Son'' ''Comicbook/SupermanRedSon'' motion comic has Creator/CindyRobinson, Lois Lane's voice, also voicing Braniac, although with a drastically pitched-down voice.
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