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Most known for playing Shinji Ikari in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.

He's probably ''the'' poster guy for PigeonholedVoiceActor. He's [[NeverLiveItDown never been able to live it down]], and up until 2009 had been voicing pretty much Shinji in a different form. We're looking at you, [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Hanataro]] (less emo, more timid) & [[Anime/CodeGeass Rolo]] (more emo, less timid, and even more [[HoYay homoerotic]] not to mention [[AxCrazy psychotic]]).

However, that all changed when he was cast as the psychotic [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Arakune]]. This came as a shocking surprise to fans, and has finally broken him out of the pigeonhole.

Noted for being an extremely funny guy who is very welcoming to his fans. He once referred to SamRiegel as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDIjySyEfy4 "the gay man with the fan"]]. He's also a black belt (which makes him wonder why he's cast as the helpless kid). He also hates HideakiAnno for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL8pvC3mxGo running out of ink]] to [[GainaxEnding finish NGE]], [[YouBastard that bastard]]!

And remember, it's not a true Spike Spencer role without a good old-fashioned FreakOut. Incidentally, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PKSlMpkw28 this scene]] (starting at 2:03) (major ''Evangelion'' spoilers) is the only one he's specifically described as having made him uncomfortable to work on. He was formerly married to Kendra Benham, the first voice actor of Maya Ibuki. He's currently single.

Also, he once placed a grenade in [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic the Nostalgia Critic's]] pants.

Not to be confused with [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]], a character from a show he wasn't in.

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!!Notable roles by SpikeSpencer:
!!!Anime
* Shinji Ikari in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
* Hanataro Yamada and D'Roy in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
* Papillon in ''Manga/BusouRenkin''
* Rolo Lamperouge in ''Anime/CodeGeass''
* Mackie Stingray in ''BubblegumCrisis: Tokyo 2040''
* Dr. Shiouji (and a Scottish terrier with glasses) in ''Anime/ExcelSaga''
* Yugo in the ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel]]'' OVA
* Akito Tenkawa in ''MartianSuccessorNadesico''
* Majic Finn in ''SorcererStabberOrphen''
* Marth ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS Mars]]) in the ''FireEmblem'' OVA
* Ginta Toramizu in ''{{MAR}}''
* Goh in ''{{Pretear}}''
* Onion Boy in ''{{Gantz}}''
* Takuma Kugayama in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''
* Takuma Ichijo in ''VampireKnight''
* Saburo Togusa in ''{{Durarara}}''

!!!Video Games
* Arakune in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''
** Also Hazama, during [[OneSceneWonder one scene]] - when he decides to test Unlimited Mu in Arcade Mode, and ''only'' in ''Continuum Shift II'' and ''Extend''.
* Milanor in the PSP version of ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''
* Claude Kenni in ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory Star Ocean:]] [[VideoGameRemake Second Evolution]]''
* Jack "Harmonica" Hamilton in ''ArTonelico: Melody of Elemia''
* [[AffablyEvil Yeager]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''
* Nall in ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Harmony]]''
* Attumen the Huntsman from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''
* Atsuro in ''[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor: Overclocked]]''.
* [[spoiler:Tyrann]] in ''VideoGame/NieR''
* Guan Suo in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 7''
* Nagamasa Azai in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 3''
* [[JourneyToTheWest Wukong]] in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''
* Vanilla R. Beans in ''VideoGame/SteambotChronicles''
* Excellus in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''
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!!Tropes Associated with Spike Spencer
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: What he's often [[PigeonholedVoiceActor cast]] as, at least according to the consensus within this wiki.
* {{Emo}}: The defining trope of his characters. Many of them tend to be ''very'' angsty. More particularly [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]].
* HilariousOuttakes: The "Ran out of ink" NGE ending outtake.
* {{Keet}}: He's been described by AmandaWinnLee as one of the most hyper people ever, which makes his pigeonholing even more ironic.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: One of the best examples.
** [[{{Durarara}} Saburo]] [[PlayingWithCharacterType is a subversion]]; the character is still a ButtMonkey, but {{emo}} is definitely ''not'' a defining trope of the character. [[TheChewToy His unlucky moments are still funny though]].
* PlayingAgainstType: As [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Arakune]], [[MarchenAwakensRomance Ginta Toramizu]], and [[{{Spriggan}} Little Boy]].
* SupremeChef: The man can cook like you wouldn't believe. He also stars in his own cooking show, ''[[http://dontkillyourdate.com/ Don't Kill Your Date (and Other Cooking Tips)]]'', where he shows you how to cook AND impress the ladies.
* UnionsInHollywood: He's quite critical of this trope. See the YMMV page.
** Though ironically, his official resume lists him as an [[http://spikespencer.com/resume/ SAG/AFTRA]] member (though this could be more related to business issues rather than his own political beliefs, since voice acting in Los Angeles is highly unionized).
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''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion I mustn't click away,]] [[TvTropesWillRuinYourLife I mustn't click away!]]

[[RageAgainstTheAuthor ...You ran out of tropes too, didn't you, ya bastards?]]''

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Most known for playing Shinji Ikari in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.

He's probably ''the'' poster guy for PigeonholedVoiceActor. He's [[NeverLiveItDown never been able to live it down]], and up until 2009 had been voicing pretty much Shinji in a different form. We're looking at you, [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Hanataro]] (less emo, more timid) & [[Anime/CodeGeass Rolo]] (more emo, less timid, and even more [[HoYay homoerotic]] not to mention [[AxCrazy psychotic]]).

However, that all changed when he was cast as the psychotic [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Arakune]]. This came as a shocking surprise to fans, and has finally broken him out of the pigeonhole.

Noted for being an extremely funny guy who is very welcoming to his fans. He once referred to SamRiegel as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDIjySyEfy4 "the gay man with the fan"]]. He's also a black belt (which makes him wonder why he's cast as the helpless kid). He also hates HideakiAnno for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL8pvC3mxGo running out of ink]] to [[GainaxEnding finish NGE]], [[YouBastard that bastard]]!

And remember, it's not a true Spike Spencer role without a good old-fashioned FreakOut. Incidentally, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PKSlMpkw28 this scene]] (starting at 2:03) (major ''Evangelion'' spoilers) is the only one he's specifically described as having made him uncomfortable to work on. He was formerly married to Kendra Benham, the first voice actor of Maya Ibuki. He's currently single.

Also, he once placed a grenade in [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic the Nostalgia Critic's]] pants.

Not to be confused with [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]], a character from a show he wasn't in.

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!!Notable roles by SpikeSpencer:
!!!Anime
* Shinji Ikari in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
* Hanataro Yamada and D'Roy in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
* Papillon in ''Manga/BusouRenkin''
* Rolo Lamperouge in ''Anime/CodeGeass''
* Mackie Stingray in ''BubblegumCrisis: Tokyo 2040''
* Dr. Shiouji (and a Scottish terrier with glasses) in ''Anime/ExcelSaga''
* Yugo in the ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel]]'' OVA
* Akito Tenkawa in ''MartianSuccessorNadesico''
* Majic Finn in ''SorcererStabberOrphen''
* Marth ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS Mars]]) in the ''FireEmblem'' OVA
* Ginta Toramizu in ''{{MAR}}''
* Goh in ''{{Pretear}}''
* Onion Boy in ''{{Gantz}}''
* Takuma Kugayama in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''
* Takuma Ichijo in ''VampireKnight''
* Saburo Togusa in ''{{Durarara}}''

!!!Video Games
* Arakune in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''
** Also Hazama, during [[OneSceneWonder one scene]] - when he decides to test Unlimited Mu in Arcade Mode, and ''only'' in ''Continuum Shift II'' and ''Extend''.
* Milanor in the PSP version of ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''
* Claude Kenni in ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory Star Ocean:]] [[VideoGameRemake Second Evolution]]''
* Jack "Harmonica" Hamilton in ''ArTonelico: Melody of Elemia''
* [[AffablyEvil Yeager]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''
* Nall in ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Harmony]]''
* Attumen the Huntsman from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''
* Atsuro in ''[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor: Overclocked]]''.
* [[spoiler:Tyrann]] in ''VideoGame/NieR''
* Guan Suo in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 7''
* Nagamasa Azai in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 3''
* [[JourneyToTheWest Wukong]] in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''
* Vanilla R. Beans in ''VideoGame/SteambotChronicles''
* Excellus in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''
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!!Tropes Associated with Spike Spencer
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: What he's often [[PigeonholedVoiceActor cast]] as, at least according to the consensus within this wiki.
* {{Emo}}: The defining trope of his characters. Many of them tend to be ''very'' angsty. More particularly [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]].
* HilariousOuttakes: The "Ran out of ink" NGE ending outtake.
* {{Keet}}: He's been described by AmandaWinnLee as one of the most hyper people ever, which makes his pigeonholing even more ironic.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: One of the best examples.
** [[{{Durarara}} Saburo]] [[PlayingWithCharacterType is a subversion]]; the character is still a ButtMonkey, but {{emo}} is definitely ''not'' a defining trope of the character. [[TheChewToy His unlucky moments are still funny though]].
* PlayingAgainstType: As [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Arakune]], [[MarchenAwakensRomance Ginta Toramizu]], and [[{{Spriggan}} Little Boy]].
* SupremeChef: The man can cook like you wouldn't believe. He also stars in his own cooking show, ''[[http://dontkillyourdate.com/ Don't Kill Your Date (and Other Cooking Tips)]]'', where he shows you how to cook AND impress the ladies.
* UnionsInHollywood: He's quite critical of this trope. See the YMMV page.
** Though ironically, his official resume lists him as an [[http://spikespencer.com/resume/ SAG/AFTRA]] member (though this could be more related to business issues rather than his own political beliefs, since voice acting in Los Angeles is highly unionized).
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''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion I mustn't click away,]] [[TvTropesWillRuinYourLife I mustn't click away!]]

[[RageAgainstTheAuthor ...You ran out of tropes too, didn't you, ya bastards?]]''
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2nd May '13 9:50:00 AM superkeijikun
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* SupremeChef: The man can cook like you wouldn't believe. He also stars in his own cooking show, ''[[http://dontkillyourdate.com/ Don't Kill Your Date (and Other Cooking Tips)]]'', where he shows you how to cook AND impress the ladies.
13th Apr '13 11:35:20 AM IchigoMontoya
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** [[{{Durarara}} Saburo]] [[PlayingWithCharacterType is a subversion]]; the character is still a ButtMonkey, but {{emo}} is ''definitely not'' a defining trope of the character. [[TheChewToy His unlucky moments are still funny though]].

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** [[{{Durarara}} Saburo]] [[PlayingWithCharacterType is a subversion]]; the character is still a ButtMonkey, but {{emo}} is ''definitely not'' definitely ''not'' a defining trope of the character. [[TheChewToy His unlucky moments are still funny though]].
22nd Feb '13 10:12:26 AM MadMan400096
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Also, he once placed a grenade in [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic the Nostalgia Critic's]] pants.
10th Feb '13 10:39:04 AM MJTrooper
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* Excellus in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''
2nd Feb '13 9:46:26 AM IchigoMontoya
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He's probably ''the'' poster guy for PigeonholedVoiceActor. He's [[NeverLiveItDown never been able to live it down]], and up until 2009 had been voicing pretty much Shinji in a different form. We're looking at you, [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Hanataro]] (less emo, more timid) & [[Anime/CodeGeass Rolo]] (more emo, less timid, and even more [[HoYay homoerotic]] not to mention [[AxCrazy psychotic]])!

However, that all changed when he was cast as [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Arakune]], a [[AxCrazy psycho]]. This came as a shocking surprise to fans, and has finally broken him out of the pigeonhole. [[MemeticMutation BEES!]] [[TierInducedScrappy (My God...)]]

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He's probably ''the'' poster guy for PigeonholedVoiceActor. He's [[NeverLiveItDown never been able to live it down]], and up until 2009 had been voicing pretty much Shinji in a different form. We're looking at you, [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Hanataro]] (less emo, more timid) & [[Anime/CodeGeass Rolo]] (more emo, less timid, and even more [[HoYay homoerotic]] not to mention [[AxCrazy psychotic]])!

psychotic]]).

However, that all changed when he was cast as the psychotic [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Arakune]], a [[AxCrazy psycho]]. Arakune]]. This came as a shocking surprise to fans, and has finally broken him out of the pigeonhole. [[MemeticMutation BEES!]] [[TierInducedScrappy (My God...)]]
pigeonhole.



And remember, it's not a true Spike Spencer role without a good old-fashioned FreakOut. Incidentally, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PKSlMpkw28 this scene]] (starting at 2:03) (major, MEGA-HUGE ''Evangelion'' spoilers) is the only one he's specifically described as having made him uncomfortable to work on. He was formerly married to Kendra Benham, the first voice actor of Maya Ibuki. He's currently single.

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And remember, it's not a true Spike Spencer role without a good old-fashioned FreakOut. Incidentally, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PKSlMpkw28 this scene]] (starting at 2:03) (major, MEGA-HUGE (major ''Evangelion'' spoilers) is the only one he's specifically described as having made him uncomfortable to work on. He was formerly married to Kendra Benham, the first voice actor of Maya Ibuki. He's currently single.



* [[AmbiguouslyGay Papillon]] in ''Manga/BusouRenkin''

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* [[AmbiguouslyGay Papillon]] Papillon in ''Manga/BusouRenkin''



* ButtMonkey[=/=]ChewToy: what he's often [[PigeonholedVoiceActor cast]] into, at least according to the consensus within this wiki.

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* ButtMonkey[=/=]ChewToy: what ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: What he's often [[PigeonholedVoiceActor cast]] into, as, at least according to the consensus within this wiki.



** In fact, Spike's voice acting is ''much more emo'' than YuriLowenthal (which this trope is very inappropriate to describe the later).
* HilariousOuttakes: The infamous "Ran out of ink" NGE ending outtake.

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** In fact, Spike's voice acting is ''much more emo'' than YuriLowenthal (which this trope is very inappropriate to describe the later).
* HilariousOuttakes: The infamous "Ran out of ink" NGE ending outtake.



* PigeonholedVoiceActor: '''HELL YEAH!''' The best example.
** [[{{Durarara}} Saburo]] is a subversion though, the character is still a ButtMonkey, but {{emo}} is ''definitely not'' a defining trope of the character. [[TheChewToy His unlucky moments are still funny though]].
* PlayingAgainstType: '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Holy. Shit.]]''' [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Arakune]] was fucking creepy.
** You think [[EldritchAbomination Arak]][[CreepyAwesome une]] was PlayingAgainstType? Pfft. Try ''[[MarchenAwakensRomance Ginta Toramizu]]'' - a mildly HotBlooded, {{Keet}} AscendedFanboy, and perhaps most importantly, a ''normal Shonen Protagonist''. On the other hand, given his roles as Saburo, Arakune, and [[Manga/BusouRenkin Papillon]], it would be more apt to say that he's typecast for roles with a massive and/or tendency towards minor [[FreakOut Freak Outs]].
** {{Spriggan}} anyone? He voices cybernetic assassin [[AxeCrazy Little Boy]].
* UnionsInHollywood: He's quite ''critical'' of this trope, see YMMV page.

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* PigeonholedVoiceActor: '''HELL YEAH!''' The One of the best example.
examples.
** [[{{Durarara}} Saburo]] [[PlayingWithCharacterType is a subversion though, subversion]]; the character is still a ButtMonkey, but {{emo}} is ''definitely not'' a defining trope of the character. [[TheChewToy His unlucky moments are still funny though]].
* PlayingAgainstType: '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Holy. Shit.]]''' As [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Arakune]] was fucking creepy.
** You think [[EldritchAbomination Arak]][[CreepyAwesome une]] was PlayingAgainstType? Pfft. Try ''[[MarchenAwakensRomance
Arakune]], [[MarchenAwakensRomance Ginta Toramizu]]'' - a mildly HotBlooded, {{Keet}} AscendedFanboy, Toramizu]], and perhaps most importantly, a ''normal Shonen Protagonist''. On the other hand, given his roles as Saburo, Arakune, and [[Manga/BusouRenkin Papillon]], it would be more apt to say that he's typecast for roles with a massive and/or tendency towards minor [[FreakOut Freak Outs]].
** {{Spriggan}} anyone? He voices cybernetic assassin [[AxeCrazy
[[{{Spriggan}} Little Boy]].
* UnionsInHollywood: He's quite ''critical'' critical of this trope, see trope. See the YMMV page.



[[RageAgainstTheAuthor ...You ran out of tropes too, didn't ya, ya bastards?]]''

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[[RageAgainstTheAuthor ...You ran out of tropes too, didn't ya, you, ya bastards?]]''
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* Nall in ''[[LunarSilverStarStoryComplete Lunar: Silver Star Harmony]]''

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* Nall in ''[[LunarSilverStarStoryComplete ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Harmony]]''
8th Dec '12 7:57:06 PM nombretomado
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* Atsuro in ''ShinMegamiTenseiDevilSurvivor Overclocked''

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* Atsuro in ''ShinMegamiTenseiDevilSurvivor Overclocked''''[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor: Overclocked]]''.
2nd Nov '12 8:20:50 PM WillyFourEyes
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* [[AffablyEvil Yeager]] in ''TVideoGame/alesOfVesperia''

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* [[AffablyEvil Yeager]] in ''TVideoGame/alesOfVesperia''''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''


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* Vanilla R. Beans in ''VideoGame/SteambotChronicles''
23rd Oct '12 4:51:09 AM MisterCPC
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* {{Spriggan}} anyone? He voices cybernetic assassin [[AxeCrazy Little Boy]].

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* ** {{Spriggan}} anyone? He voices cybernetic assassin [[AxeCrazy Little Boy]].
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