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* B.A.'s mom from ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable''.



* ComicStrip/AndyCapp's mother-in-law.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' used to depict [[InvisiblePresident the President]] or other real-life political figures in this manner, although this was eventually discarded in favor of depicting them on the page via symbolic icons (a waffle for UsefulNotes/BillClinton, a battered centurion's helmet for UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, etc.).



* B.A.'s mom from ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable''.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' used to depict [[InvisiblePresident the President]] or other real-life political figures in this manner, although this was eventually discarded in favor of depicting them on the page via symbolic icons (a waffle for UsefulNotes/BillClinton, a battered centurion's helmet for UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, etc.).
* ComicStrip/AndyCapp's mother-in-law.



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* Korben Dallas's mother in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.

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* Korben Dallas's mother George Lorrison in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful'' is only heard on a phonograph recording of a monologue from ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.



* Bill in ''Film/KillBill: Vol 1''. We finally see his face in the second film.
* Hermie's mother in ''Film/SummerOf42'' (dubbed by Maureen Stapleton).
* ''RosemarysBaby'' -- Donald Baumgart, the actor who Guy takes over for after he's blinded (dubbed by Tony Curtis).



* Korben Dallas' mother in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* The title character's mother in ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' is just a voice occasionally heard singing off-screen.
* The leader of the racketeers in the first of ''Film/TheGreenHornetSerials'' delivers his orders via an intercom in the office of his second-in-command Monroe. [[spoiler:Actually, Monroe himself is the boss, using pre-recorded orders as a cover.]]
* Another DJ example is Rockin' Ricky Rialto in ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', though the viewer does see his picture on a billboard at one point. He's also apparently the HeroOfAnotherStory.
* Sometimes happens in documentary films. In ''Film/HarlanCountyUSA'', filmmaker Barbara Kopple is heard occasionally questioning the subjects of her interviews, but she never appears onscreen.



* Captain Culpepper's wife and daughter in ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''.
* Bill in ''Film/KillBill: Vol 1''. We finally see his face in the second film.
* Nearly everyone other than the main character, Leon, in ''The Last Will And Testament Of Rosalind Leigh'': Every character he directly speaks with is a voice on the phone, or, in one case, an unseen person on the other side of the front door. Even when we eventually see the title character in person, we hear her giving PosthumousNarration rather than speaking aloud.
* ''Film/MadMax''. An unseen female dispatcher primly announces directives that bear little relevance to the brutal gang-plagued world the underfunded Main Force Patrol is trying to keep in line.
-->''The Captains of the Hall have asked that pursuit officers refrain from using the slang "Bronze" for the Main Force Patrol. The word is considered disrespectful and citizens should be actively discouraged from its use.''
* ''Film/MisterRoberts''. At regular intervals an unseen crewmember laconically announces "Now hear this, now hear this" followed by Captain Morton's latest act of petty tyranny.
* Hal Phillip Walker, the Presidential candidate in Creator/RobertAltman's ''Film/{{Nashville}}''.



* The DJ/Narrator from ''Film/TheWarriors'' -- except for her mouth and chin.
* Another DJ example is Rockin' Ricky Rialto in ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', though the viewer does see his picture on a billboard at one point. He's also apparently the HeroOfAnotherStory.

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* The DJ/Narrator from ''Film/TheWarriors'' ''Film/RosemarysBaby'' -- except Donald Baumgart, the actor who Guy takes over for her mouth and chin.
after he's blinded (dubbed by Tony Curtis).
* Another DJ example "Father" in ''Film/TheSacrament'' is Rockin' Ricky Rialto in ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', though only heard over an intercom for the viewer does see his picture on a billboard at one point. He's also apparently first half of the HeroOfAnotherStory.film.



* Hal Phillip Walker, the Presidential candidate in Creator/RobertAltman's ''Film/{{Nashville}}''.
* George Lorrison in ''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful'' is only heard on a phonograph recording of a monologue from ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.
* The title character's mother in ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' is just a voice occasionally heard singing off-screen.
* Captain Culpepper's wife and daughter in ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''.
* Nearly everyone other than the main character, Leon, in ''The Last Will And Testament Of Rosalind Leigh'': Every character he directly speaks with is a voice on the phone, or, in one case, an unseen person on the other side of the front door. Even when we eventually see the title character in person, we hear her giving PosthumousNarration rather than speaking aloud.
* The leader of the racketeers in the first of Film/TheGreenHornetSerials delivers his orders via an intercom in the office of his second-in-command Monroe. [[spoiler:Actually, Monroe himself is the boss, using pre-recorded orders as a cover.]]
* "Father" in ''Film/TheSacrament'' is only heard over an intercom for the first half of the film.
* ''Film/MadMax''. An unseen female dispatcher primly announces directives that bear little relevance to the brutal gang-plagued world the underfunded Main Force Patrol is trying to keep in line.
-->''The Captains of the Hall have asked that pursuit officers refrain from using the slang "Bronze" for the Main Force Patrol. The word is considered disrespectful and citizens should be actively discouraged from its use.''
* ''Film/MisterRoberts''. At regular intervals an unseen crewmember laconically announces "Now hear this, now hear this" followed by Captain Morton's latest act of petty tyranny.
* ''Film/ASingleMan''. The film's protagonist, George, receives a phone call from a relative of his lover Jim to inform him that [[spoiler:Jim has died in a car crash, and that he's not allowed to go to the funeral]]. The caller is voiced by [[Creator/JonHamm Jon Hamm]], and his conversation with George is brief, but very poignant.
* Sometimes happens in documentary films. In ''Film/HarlanCountyUSA'', filmmaker Barbara Kopple is heard occasionally questioning the subjects of her interviews, but she never appears onscreen.

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* Hal Phillip Walker, the Presidential candidate in Creator/RobertAltman's ''Film/{{Nashville}}''.
* George Lorrison in ''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful'' is only heard on a phonograph recording of a monologue from ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.
* The title character's mother in ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' is just a voice occasionally heard singing off-screen.
* Captain Culpepper's wife and daughter in ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''.
* Nearly everyone other than the main character, Leon, in ''The Last Will And Testament Of Rosalind Leigh'': Every character he directly speaks with is a voice on the phone, or, in one case, an unseen person on the other side of the front door. Even when we eventually see the title character in person, we hear her giving PosthumousNarration rather than speaking aloud.
* The leader of the racketeers in the first of Film/TheGreenHornetSerials delivers his orders via an intercom in the office of his second-in-command Monroe. [[spoiler:Actually, Monroe himself is the boss, using pre-recorded orders as a cover.]]
* "Father" in ''Film/TheSacrament'' is only heard over an intercom for the first half of the film.
* ''Film/MadMax''. An unseen female dispatcher primly announces directives that bear little relevance to the brutal gang-plagued world the underfunded Main Force Patrol is trying to keep in line.
-->''The Captains of the Hall have asked that pursuit officers refrain from using the slang "Bronze" for the Main Force Patrol. The word is considered disrespectful and citizens should be actively discouraged from its use.''
* ''Film/MisterRoberts''. At regular intervals an unseen crewmember laconically announces "Now hear this, now hear this" followed by Captain Morton's latest act of petty tyranny.
* ''Film/ASingleMan''. The film's protagonist, George, receives a phone call from a relative of his lover Jim to inform him that [[spoiler:Jim has died in a car crash, and that he's not allowed to go to the funeral]]. The caller is voiced by [[Creator/JonHamm Jon Hamm]], Creator/JonHamm, and his conversation with George is brief, but very poignant.
* Sometimes happens in documentary films. In ''Film/HarlanCountyUSA'', filmmaker Barbara Kopple is heard occasionally questioning the subjects of her interviews, but she never appears onscreen.
poignant.



* Hermie's mother in ''Film/SummerOf42'' (dubbed by Maureen Stapleton).
* The DJ/Narrator from ''Film/TheWarriors'' -- except for her mouth and chin.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', Hera's mysterious contact "Fulcrum" was this. Not only have they only appeared as a voice, but their voice is obviously disguised, so even the character's gender was unknown. It is played this way until the season finale, where it is revealed that "Fulcrum" [[spoiler: is female]], and not only that, [[spoiler: "Fulcrum's" identity is Ahsoka Tano from the previous animated ''Franchise/StarWars'' series, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'']].
* Almost every ''{{Peanuts}}'' TV special or show featured appearances by adults who stood just offscreen and whose "voices" were dubbed by muted trombones ("wah mwah mamahh mwaaaah mm waahhm wahaah," etc.).
* The Mayor's wife in the ChristmasSpecial ''TheYearWithoutASantaClaus''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'':
** Al, slow-witted owner and chef of "Al's Wait-And-Eat", whose dialogue is always one simple word: "WHAT?!"
*** We do see him tied up at one point, but all we can see are his legs. Though he is obviously a 1-Binome.
** The System Voice which announces events in Mainframe and other systems -- most commonly "Warning: incoming game," and "Game over."
* Revered Reverence from ''WesternAnimation/RoboStory''.
* Charlie from ''WesternAnimation/CBBears''.



* The Thing Upstairs from British Claymation series ''WesternAnimation/TheTrapDoor'' is never seen but is frequently heard bellowing orders. In the one episode where he is seen, it turns out he's an EldritchAbomination (a writhing pink sack with ExtraEyes, to be specific).

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* The Thing Upstairs from British Claymation series ''WesternAnimation/TheTrapDoor'' is never seen but is frequently heard bellowing orders. In the one An episode where he is seen, it turns out he's an EldritchAbomination (a writhing pink sack with ExtraEyes, of ''{{WesternAnimation/Bonkers}}'' has MickeyMouse as this.
* On the PBS Kids series ''WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHatKnowsALotAboutThat'', both of the main characters' mothers were this, but only for the first few episodes. After that, the creators of the show apparently changed their mind and decided
to be specific).actually show the mothers most of the time.
* Charlie from ''WesternAnimation/CBBears''.



* Almost every ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' TV special or show featured appearances by adults who stood just offscreen and whose "voices" were dubbed by muted trombones ("wah mwah mamahh mwaaaah mm waahhm wahaah," etc.).
* In a surprisingly dark ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' cartoon, "Pink Panzer", the Pink Panther is shown listening to a calm voice, telling him that he should take his lawnmower back from his neighbor. The voice becomes increasingly conniving, and tells him to do terrible things to him when his neighbor doesn't return them. The voice also tells the neighbor to get back at him. This escalates to the neighbor calling in the National Guard, and the two start a war. Subverted when the voice turns out to be the devil, and reminds the viewer to return the lawnmower they borrowed.
** Two other cartoons had an unseen voice communicating with the Panther. "Pinkfinger" convinces the Panther he'd make a terrific secret agent, while "Shocking Pink" had the voice browbeating the Panther into doing things around the house instead of lying around in a hammock.



* On the PBS Kids series ''WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHatKnowsALotAboutThat'', both of the main characters' mothers were this, but only for the first few episodes. After that, the creators of the show apparently changed their mind and decided to actually show the mothers most of the time.
* In a surprisingly dark ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' cartoon, "Pink Panzer", the Pink Panther is shown listening to a calm voice, telling him that he should take his lawnmower back from his neighbor. The voice becomes increasingly conniving, and tells him to do terrible things to him when his neighbor doesn't return them. The voice also tells the neighbor to get back at him. This escalates to the neighbor calling in the National Guard, and the two start a war. Subverted when the voice turns out to be the devil, and reminds the viewer to return the lawnmower they borrowed.
** Two other cartoons had an unseen voice communicating with the Panther. "Pinkfinger" convinces the Panther he'd make a terrific secret agent, while "Shocking Pink" had the voice browbeating the Panther into doing things around the house instead of lying around in a hammock.
* An episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Bonkers}}'' has MickeyMouse as this.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'':
** Al, slow-witted owner and chef of "Al's Wait-And-Eat", whose dialogue is always one simple word: "WHAT?!"
*** We do see him tied up at one point, but all we can see are his legs. Though he is obviously a 1-Binome.
** The System Voice which announces events in Mainframe and other systems -- most commonly "Warning: incoming game," and "Game over."
* Revered Reverence from ''WesternAnimation/RoboStory''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** Hera's mysterious contact "Fulcrum" was this. Not only have they only appeared as a voice, but their voice is obviously disguised, so even
the PBS Kids series ''WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHatKnowsALotAboutThat'', both character's gender was unknown. It is played this way until the season finale, where it is revealed that "Fulcrum" [[spoiler:is female]], and not only that, [[spoiler:"Fulcrum"'s identity is Ahsoka Tano from the previous animated ''Franchise/StarWars'' series, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'']].
** Season 3 reveals there are multiple Fulcrums, all of whom serve as this trope to the rebel cells they're in contact with. Season 3's Fulcrum II, by the way, [[spoiler:isn't as straight an example, as he also interacts with one
of the main characters' mothers were this, but only for protagonists in person in the first few episodes. After that, the creators of the show apparently changed their mind and decided to actually show the mothers most of the time.
* In a surprisingly dark ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' cartoon, "Pink Panzer", the Pink Panther is shown listening to a calm voice, telling him
episode he appears as Fulcrum, although said protagonist didn't know that he should take his lawnmower back was Fulcrum]].
* The Thing Upstairs
from his neighbor. The voice becomes increasingly conniving, and tells him to do terrible things to him when his neighbor doesn't return them. The voice also tells British Claymation series ''WesternAnimation/TheTrapDoor'' is never seen but is frequently heard bellowing orders. In the neighbor to get back at him. This escalates to the neighbor calling in the National Guard, and the two start a war. Subverted when the voice one episode where he is seen, it turns out he's an EldritchAbomination (a writhing pink sack with ExtraEyes, to be specific).
* The Mayor's wife in
the devil, and reminds the viewer to return the lawnmower they borrowed.
** Two other cartoons had an unseen voice communicating with the Panther. "Pinkfinger" convinces the Panther he'd make a terrific secret agent, while "Shocking Pink" had the voice browbeating the Panther into doing things around the house instead of lying around in a hammock.
* An episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Bonkers}}'' has MickeyMouse as this.
ChristmasSpecial ''TheYearWithoutASantaClaus''.


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5th May '17 4:54:04 AM KagSwirby
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Not to be confused with the TalentShow ''Series/TheVoice'', or [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim the Thu'um]].

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Not to be confused with the TalentShow ''Series/TheVoice'', or [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim the Thu'um]].
Thu'um]], or Music/GiIvaSunner.
4th May '17 3:06:02 AM VicGeorge2011
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* TheAntichrist figure known only as The Leader is only heard in his broadcasts in ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed''.

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* TheAntichrist figure known only as The Leader is only heard only in his radio broadcasts in ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed''.
4th May '17 3:04:55 AM VicGeorge2011
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* TheAntichrist figure known only as The Leader is only heard in his broadcasts in ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed''.
1st May '17 7:10:37 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/TheSouthernReachTrilogy'', the operator responsible for Control's mission and the one he reports to via phone is only known as "the Voice" to him. As a joke, he imagines the Voice as some kind of talking megalodon. [[spoiler:The Voice is revealed to be Lowry, who we see in flashbacks in ''Acceptance''.]]
27th Apr '17 11:03:59 AM Golondrina
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* Robin Masters from ''Series/MagnumPI'' (dubbed by OrsonWelles).

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* Robin Masters from ''Series/MagnumPI'' (dubbed by OrsonWelles).Creator/OrsonWelles).
24th Jan '17 1:29:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Harv from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', whose voice is only heard from Lightning [=McQueen's=] radio.
* Lucius's wife Honey in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
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* Harv from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', whose voice is only heard from Lightning [=McQueen's=] radio.



* Lucius's wife Honey in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
24th Jan '17 1:29:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hal Phillip Walker, the Presidential candidate in RobertAltman's ''Film/{{Nashville}}''.

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* Hal Phillip Walker, the Presidential candidate in RobertAltman's Creator/RobertAltman's ''Film/{{Nashville}}''.
19th Jan '17 7:41:03 PM dsneybuf
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* In ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit'', Winnie Goodwin's superior from the witches' realm manifests itself as a disembodied voice known as, "The Stranger."

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* In ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit'', ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit2014'', Winnie Goodwin's superior from the witches' realm manifests itself as a disembodied voice known as, "The Stranger."
1st Jan '17 2:34:19 AM spinstartshere
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* In both ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' the computer system responds with the same unseen voice, that of Creator/GeneRoddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett, who played Nurse Chapel in The Original Series, and Deanna Troi's mother Lwxanna in ''The Next Generation.'' No one ever notices that Lwxanna Troi's voice is the same as the computer.

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* In both ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' all live action ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series (''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', as well as ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', and ''Series/StarTrek'') Federation computer system systems all responds with the same unseen voice, that of Creator/GeneRoddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett, who played though with less consistency in the earlier episodes and the first six films. She gained screen time by portraying Nurse Chapel in The Original Series, and Deanna Troi's mother Lwxanna in ''The Next Generation.'' No one ever notices that Lwxanna Troi's voice is the same as the computer.
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