History Main / UnexplainedAccent

1st Feb '17 3:12:14 PM wereturntotransylvania
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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' is pretty bad for this. Frank and Riff Raff both speak with very different British accents, Magenta speaks with a terrible Transylvanian accent and Dr. Scott speaks with a German accent right from the get-go, when his nationality is supposed to be a secret.
** Magenta's accent shifts from Transylvanian to British to American depending on the scene.

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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' is pretty bad for has a lot of this. Frank and Riff Raff both speak with very different British accents, accents (Frank with a very plummy, drawling, London accent and Riff has a strained, nasal RP accent). Magenta speaks with a (possibly intentionally) terrible Transylvanian accent and Dr. Scott speaks with a German accent right from the get-go, when his nationality is supposed to be a secret.
** Magenta's accent shifts from Transylvanian to British to American depending on the scene.
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5th Jan '17 3:59:08 PM BrendanRizzo
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* Joey Wheeler in the English dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is another big example of this, giving a Japanese teenager a thick Brooklyn accent.

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* Joey Wheeler in the English dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is another big example of this, giving a Japanese teenager a thick Brooklyn accent. More infamously, Bakura was given a British accent in the same dub, [[AccentAdaptation to reflect]] [[JapanesePoliteness his speech patterns]], which unfortunately made a lot of fans mistakenly think he ''is'' British.



** Ramirez, an Egyption who lived a long time in Japan and is currently pretending to be Spanish, has [[Creator/SeanConnery Sean Connery's]] distinctive Scottish-Welsh accent.

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** Ramirez, an Egyption Egyptian who lived a long time in Japan and is currently pretending to be Spanish, has [[Creator/SeanConnery Sean Connery's]] distinctive Scottish-Welsh accent.
29th Dec '16 11:13:49 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** There is also the Apple Family. They all have a variety of country accents, which wouldn't be strange for a family of farmers, except that they're native to Ponyville (as in the family goes back to its ''founding''), and no one else in Ponyville uses those accents. This is because Ponyville was only founded three generations ago, and everypony has accents from wherever they or their family moved from.

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** There is also the Apple Family. They all have a variety of country accents, which wouldn't be strange for a family of farmers, except that they're native to Ponyville (as in the family goes back to its ''founding''), and no one else in Ponyville uses those accents. This is because Ponyville was only founded three generations ago, and everypony has accents from wherever they or their family moved from. It doesn't explain why every member of the Apple family sounds like they're from a different state, though; Applejack sounds like she's from Tennessee, her little sister sounds like she's from Georgia, and their grandmother sounds like she's from Pennsylvania.
22nd Dec '16 7:37:59 PM looneynightmare
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* In the ''ComicStrip/SnuffySmith'' animated series Snuffy's niece Bizzy Buzz Buzz speaks in a Scandinavian or Swedish accent, the rest of her family including her mother speak in Southern accents.
9th Dec '16 10:54:02 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Bodhan and Sandal, recurring characters of the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series, speak with heavy Cockney accents rather than the American accents that dwarves generally speak with. This is despite the fact that Bodhan himself is from the dwarven city of Orzammar.

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* Bodhan and Sandal, recurring characters of the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series, speak with heavy Cockney accents rather than the American accents that dwarves generally speak with. This is despite the fact that Bodhan himself is from the dwarven city of Orzammar. This may be failed attempt to fake the local human accents; Bodhan especially is using an exaggerated Ferelden accent.
9th Dec '16 10:36:31 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Ramirez, an Egyption who lived a long time in Japan and is currently pretending to be Spanish, has [[Creator/SeanConnery Sean Connery's]] distinctive Scottish-Welsh accent.
7th Dec '16 7:57:25 PM MagnusForce
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' has a lot of accents in a world where the places they originate from don't exist. For example, Pudge, Bristleback, and Slark all have [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Cockney accents]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' has a lot of accents in a world where the places they originate from don't exist. For example, Pudge, Bristleback, Pudge (a corpulent humanoid that devours human flesh), Bristleback (an ill-tempered porcupine-man who constantly gets into barfights), and Slark (a diminutive fish-man with a penchant for stabbing) all have [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Cockney accents]].



* In pretty much every incarnation of ''{{Transformers}}'', many Cybertronians have Earth accents. This is literally never explained. So, Outback must come from the Australian part of Cybertron.

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* In pretty much every incarnation of ''{{Transformers}}'', ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', many Cybertronians have Earth accents. This is literally never explained. So, Outback must come from the Australian part of Cybertron.



* Snap from ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' has a notable Bronx accent.....but no one else in the show does. Presumably, that's just how Rudy heard his voice in his head when he drew the character.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' TheGrimReaper has a Jamaican accent of all things. It vaguely has to do with HollywoodVoodoo as his auntie voiced by Creator/DawnLewis also has dreads and cooks around a cauldron, but goes right back into unexplained territory with his dad speaking with a general American accent (voiced by Creator/KurtwoodSmith) and being more or less a cowboy. It's also likely a reference to Yaphet Kotto's Mr. Big / Dr. Kananga character in the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', who wore skull-faced make-up and had the same acent.

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* Snap from ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' has a notable Bronx accent.....accent, but no one else in the show [=ChalkZone=] does. Presumably, that's just how Rudy heard his voice in his head when he drew the character.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' TheGrimReaper has a Jamaican accent of all things. It vaguely has to do with HollywoodVoodoo as his auntie voiced (voiced by Creator/DawnLewis Dawnn Lewis) also has dreads and cooks around a cauldron, but goes right back into unexplained territory with his dad speaking with a general American accent (voiced by Creator/KurtwoodSmith) and being more or less a cowboy. It's also likely a reference to Yaphet Kotto's Mr. Big / Dr. Kananga character in the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', who wore skull-faced make-up and had the same acent. accent. Incidentally, Grim's voice actor Greg Eagles, intended the character to have a ''Swedish'' accent (in reference to ''Film/TheSeventhSeal''), [[ThrowItIn but it ended up coming out as Jamaican]].



* Several on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. Molotov has a Russian accent, while Peep and Rudolpho have Cockney accents. Molotov's is even stranger when you consider that his wife also has one yet his two children do not.

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* Several on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Despite the fact 90% of the cast is monsters and the show takes place in a cartoon analogue of Hell, Molotov has and his unnamed wife have a Russian accent, accent (a reference to their HuskyRusskie appearances and Vyacheslav Molotov), while Peep and Rudolpho and his son Peep have Cockney accents. Molotov's is even stranger when you consider that his wife also has one yet his two children do not.accents (based on their occupation as swindlers and the stereotype of Cockneys as criminals).
3rd Dec '16 9:11:04 PM Everdream
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard:'' Jasiri has an Australian accent. There is another hyena unrelated to her that has the same accent, but none of the other hyenas in the series have it, including ''Jasiri's family.'' Odd.

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Jasiri has an Australian accent. There is another hyena unrelated to her that has the same accent, but none of the other hyenas in the series have it, including ''Jasiri's family.'' Odd.Odd.
** Apparently, all ''African'' vultures have ''British'' accents.
3rd Dec '16 9:06:46 PM Everdream
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' Jasiri has an Australian accent. There is another hyena unrelated to her that has the same accent, but none of the other hyenas in the series have it, including ''Jasiri's family.'' Odd.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard:'' Jasiri has an Australian accent. There is another hyena unrelated to her that has the same accent, but none of the other hyenas in the series have it, including ''Jasiri's family.'' Odd.
3rd Dec '16 9:01:46 PM Everdream
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' Jasiri has an Australian accent. There is another hyena unrelated to her that has the same accent, but none of the other hyenas in the series have it, including ''Jasiri's family.'' Odd.
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