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28th Jun '16 9:01:41 PM BlackSunNocturne
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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', there's Monsoon. In contrast with [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Mistral]], Samuel [[{{Eagleland}} Khasmin and Sundowner]], Monsoon doesn't speak with his native Khmer accent. Though it's likely justified, given that he is an {{Omniglot}} and multilingual people tend to lack accents depending on how they learned the language.
14th Jun '16 8:56:28 PM PaulA
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* Spencer Tracy in the 1941 version of ''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' thankfully does not attempt a British accent.
** Ingrid Bergman ''does'', and it is terrible, also unjustifiable, since there were plenty of Swedish immigrants living in London in the 1880s.
** Neither did Creator/FredricMarch, but everyone else in the 1931 version did, including very southern Miriam Hopkins, whose accent isn't too bad (if it were too authentic, a lot of Americans wouldn't have been able to understand her).

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* Spencer Tracy in the 1941 version of ''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' thankfully does not attempt a British accent.
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accent. Ingrid Bergman ''does'', and it is terrible, also unjustifiable, since there were plenty of Swedish immigrants living in London in the 1880s.
** Neither did Creator/FredricMarch, * Creator/FredricMarch didn't bother with the accent in ''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde1931'', but everyone else in the 1931 version did, including very southern Miriam Hopkins, whose accent isn't too bad (if it were too authentic, a lot of Americans wouldn't have been able to understand her).
7th Jun '16 2:08:57 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Any character in the recent-ish ADV dub of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' who is not played by Mari Iijima. One slight exception goes to the actress playing Minmay's aunt, who affects a soft general Asian accent to match Iijima's natural Japanese accent. Yet Minmay's cousin, uncle and parents have no such accent, so go figure.

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* Any character in the recent-ish ADV dub of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' who is not played by Mari Iijima. One slight exception goes to the actress playing Minmay's aunt, who affects a soft general Asian accent to match Iijima's natural Japanese accent. Yet Minmay's cousin, uncle and parents have no such accent, so go figure.
28th May '16 5:49:53 PM DesertDragon
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** In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Olivia Munn makes no attempt at a British accent, the irony being that despite the multiple British actors playing American characters throughout the series, the one British X-Man is played by an American. Most of the other actors makes some attempt at an accent appropriate for their character, though ''Creator/SophieTurner'''s attempt at an American accent while playing Jean Grey is...[[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent distracting]], to put say the least.

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** In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Olivia Munn makes no attempt at a British accent, the irony being that despite the multiple British actors playing American characters throughout the series, the one British X-Man is played by an American. Most of the other actors makes some attempt at an accent appropriate for their character, though ''Creator/SophieTurner'''s Creator/SophieTurner's attempt at an American accent while playing Jean Grey is...[[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent distracting]], to put say the least.
28th May '16 5:49:20 PM DesertDragon
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** In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Olivia Munn makes no attempt at a British accent, the irony being that despite the multiple British actors playing American characters throughout the series, the one British X-Man is played by an American. Most of the other actors makes some attempt at an accent appropriate for their character, though ''Creator/SophieTurner'''s attempt at an American accent while playing Jean Grey is...[[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent distracting]], to put say the least.
24th May '16 8:57:02 PM Fireblood
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** In ''Film/UniversalSoldier'' his character was the son of French immigrants, and his accent is even brought up at one point.

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** In ''Film/UniversalSoldier'' his character was the son of French immigrants, a [[RaginCajun Louisiana Cajun]], and his accent is even brought up at one point.



** In ''Film/HardTarget'', they pass his Belgian accent off as a RaginCajun accent.

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** In ''Film/HardTarget'', they also pass his Belgian accent off as a RaginCajun Cajun accent.



** Supposedly, Schwarzenegger offered to do the German dub of his character for one movie - and was rejected, because no one in Germany would take his character seriously if they had a thick Austrian accent.
*** The dialect of German spoken in Austria is nearly identical to the dialect of German spoken in Bavaria. But it sounds very different compared to the dialects spoken in the rest of Germany.
* Creator/GeorgeClooney, to his credit, doesn't attempt a Massachusetts accent in ''Film/ThePerfectStorm.'' Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, however, does an accent that is guaranteed to make viewers from Massachusetts cringe. Creator/MarkWahlberg, a Massachusetts native, speaks with his natural accent.
* Illinois native Creator/JohnMalkovich uses an English accent in ''Film/TheMessenger'' as the French king. It should be noted that the main character, Joan of Arc, is played by ''Ukrainian'' Creator/MillaJovovich.

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** Supposedly, Schwarzenegger offered to do the German dub of his character for one movie - and was rejected, because no one in Germany would take his character seriously if they he had a thick Austrian accent.
*** The dialect of German spoken in Austria is nearly identical to the dialect of German spoken in Bavaria. But Bavaria, but it sounds very different compared to the dialects spoken in the rest of Germany.
* Creator/GeorgeClooney, to his credit, doesn't attempt a Massachusetts accent in ''Film/ThePerfectStorm.'' Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, however, does an accent that is guaranteed to make viewers from Massachusetts cringe. Creator/MarkWahlberg, a Boston, Massachusetts native, speaks with his natural accent.
* Illinois native Creator/JohnMalkovich uses an English accent in ''Film/TheMessenger'' as the French king. It should be noted that the main character, Joan of Arc, is played by ''Ukrainian'' Creator/MillaJovovich.''Ukrainian''-born Creator/MillaJovovich (who uses her normal American accent).
23rd May '16 10:56:19 AM MCanter89
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** [[spoiler: President Eden being a robot, with his personality allegedly based on the best presidents of US history, it makes sense that his backstory is a lie, and that his accent is... off.]] Malcolm [=McDowell=]'s voice could also pass for an upper-class, well-educated northeastern American one, albeit just barely [[spoiler: which makes sense, considering that he's essentially doing a bad impression of all of the founding fathers and FDR rolled into one voice.]]
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' takes place in post-apocalyptic [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern Europe]], but only three characters have an accent that isn't North American, and two of them are British. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that it is mentioned the Combine frequently relocate people around the world.

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** [[spoiler: President [[spoiler:President Eden being a robot, with his personality allegedly based on the best presidents of US history, it makes sense that his backstory is a lie, lie and that his accent is... is off.]] Malcolm [=McDowell=]'s voice could also pass for an upper-class, well-educated northeastern American one, albeit just barely [[spoiler: which barely, [[spoiler:which makes sense, considering that he's essentially doing a bad impression of all of the founding fathers and FDR rolled into one voice.]]
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' takes place in post-apocalyptic [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern Europe]], but only three characters have an accent that isn't North American, and two of them are British. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in that it is mentioned the Combine frequently relocate people around the world.



* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'': nearly all of the [[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades Crusades-era]] characters have vaguely Middle Eastern accents except for the main character, Altaïr, who speaks as American as apple pie (since he is actually his descendant reliving his {{Genetic Memor|y}}ies). Lucy, the technician working on the Animus, says that she can restore all the accents and make everything appear in the period-appropriate Middle English, but she doesn't because it would be like reading [[Creator/GeoffreyChaucer Chaucer]].
** The ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' version of Altaïr does speak with a middle eastern accent. This could be due to the Animus 2.0.
** The sequels, which take place in Renaissance Italy, feature plenty of accents, as well as GratuitousItalian. Except everybody speaks with the same generic accent and the same dialect, no matter which part of Italy they're from. This is also the result of the Animus 2.0 making some adjustments to memories.

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'': nearly all of the [[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades Crusades-era]] characters have vaguely Middle Eastern accents except for the main character, Altaïr, who speaks as American as apple pie (since he is actually his descendant reliving his {{Genetic Memor|y}}ies). Lucy, the technician working on the Animus, says that she can restore all the accents and make everything appear in the period-appropriate Middle English, but she doesn't doesn't, because it would be like reading [[Creator/GeoffreyChaucer Chaucer]].
** The ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' version of Altaïr does speak with a middle eastern Middle Eastern accent. This could be due to the Animus 2.0.
** The sequels, which take In the sequels taking place in Renaissance Italy, Italy feature plenty of accents, as well as GratuitousItalian. Except everybody speaks with the same generic accent and the same dialect, no matter which part of Italy they're from. This is also the result of the Animus 2.0 making some adjustments to memories.



** VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity is set in France during UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, but all of the characters speak in perfectly English accents instead of the butchered region-accurate accents the series is more known for. The developers (of Ubisoft ''Montréal'') stated this is because "players already know the characters are supposed to be French."
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' with the movie "Dragon Brain" set in medieval times which features "...a humble blacksmith, with a California accent".

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** VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity'' is set in France during UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, but all of the characters speak in perfectly English accents instead of the butchered region-accurate accents the series is more known for. The developers (of Ubisoft (Ubisoft ''Montréal'') stated this is because "players already know the characters are supposed to be French."
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' with the movie "Dragon Brain" set in medieval times which features "...a "a humble blacksmith, with a California accent".



** There is a weak attempt at handwaving this in the prequel book with a line like "Anderson didn't really have an accent due to all those years in space".
** Tali's vaguely-European accent is shared by all of three quarians in the entire Flotilla, one of whom is her [[HonoraryUncle honorary aunt]]. Canadian Mark Meer tries his best as Prazza, but most of the other quarian voice actors don't even attempt it - Han'Gerrel is clearly English, Admiral Xen is voiced by an Australian actress, and Kal'Reegar is just Creator/AdamBaldwin with special effects applied.

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** There is a weak attempt at handwaving this in the prequel book ''Literature/MassEffectRevelation'' with a line like "Anderson didn't really have an accent due to all those years in space".
** Tali's vaguely-European accent is shared by all of three quarians in the entire Flotilla, one of whom is her [[HonoraryUncle honorary aunt]]. Canadian Mark Meer tries his best as Prazza, but most of the other quarian voice actors don't even attempt it - Han'Gerrel is clearly English, Admiral Xen is voiced by an Australian actress, Creator/ClaudiaBlack, and Kal'Reegar is just Creator/AdamBaldwin with special effects applied.
22nd May '16 2:05:09 PM Akaihiryuu
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*** The dialect of German spoken in Austria is nearly identical to the dialect of German spoken in Bavaria. But it sounds very different compared to the dialects spoken in the rest of Germany.
20th May '16 5:18:15 AM PhysicalStamina
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* One needs to give props for ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'''s producers to avoid GratuitousEnglish, but they can't cover everything, such as this trope. The characters concerned are English, yet she's speaking in an American or neutral accent.

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* One needs to give props for ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'''s producers to avoid GratuitousEnglish, for avoiding GratuitousEnglish as much as they could, but they can't couldn't cover everything, such as this trope. The characters concerned are English, yet she's speaking they speak in an American or neutral accent.accents.


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* In ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'', the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} English]] Cammy, for some reason, has an American accent.
11th May '16 8:17:56 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'' is like this. It seems that all Germans speak with British accents, except Creator/TomCruise, who sounds like he always does. Hitler (David Bamber) is rather hard to recognize by voice and attitude alone, though it's late in the war, and he's probably running short on his usual bravado. Director Bryan Singer wanted the actors to use their natural accents. If they attempted a German accent, people would pay more attention to that and the accent's quality than what the characters were saying.

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* ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'' is like this. It seems that all Germans speak with British accents, except Creator/TomCruise, who sounds like he always does. Hitler (David Bamber) is rather hard to recognize by voice and attitude alone, though it's late in the war, and he's probably running short on his usual bravado. Director Bryan Singer wanted the actors to use their natural accents. If they attempted a German accent, people would pay more attention to that and the accent's quality than what the characters were saying. saying (the film invokes TranslationConvention to get around this).
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