History Main / UnexplainedAccent

23rd Jul '16 10:06:42 AM trulymadmoves
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** Scooter is has a Scottish accent. Like Mr. Lunt, there's nothing culturally Scottish about him. For him it's all the more unusual, as he's one of the few male characters ''not'' voiced by the series' two creators.

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** Scooter is has a Scottish accent. Like Mr. Lunt, there's nothing culturally Scottish about him. For him it's all the more unusual, as he's one of the few male characters ''not'' voiced by the series' two creators.
23rd Jul '16 10:03:54 AM trulymadmoves
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* All over the place among the UniversalAdaptorCast of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales''. The most likely explanation is that [[LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles Phil Vischer plays 50% of the characters and Mike Nawrocki another 40%]], so they often need to resort to accents to keep the characters distinct. Some characters, such as the StuffyBrit Archibald Asparagus and the very French Madame Blueberry, at least have cultural motifs and stereotypical mannerisms to go with their accents, but many other characters don't:
** The most obvious example is Mr. Lunt, who has a very heavy Latino accent. Absolutely nothing in the series' two-decade history has indicated that the character has a Latino background, not even his name. Famously, he once claimed to have grown up in [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]].
** Pa Grape speaks in a Yiddish accent, despite having debuted as the patriarch of a clan of Appalachian hillbillies. The incongruity became less obvious after the rest of his family suffered ChuckCunninghamSyndrome; Pa plays a lot of Old Testament roles, but then so do all the other characters. His occasional use of YiddishAsASecondLanguage coupled with the disappearance of his Southern relatives keeps him from falling too far into the trope, though whether Pa agrees with the series' explicitly-Christian values is another question...
** Scooter is has a Scottish accent. Like Mr. Lunt, there's nothing culturally Scottish about him. For him it's all the more unusual, as he's one of the few male characters ''not'' voiced by the series' two creators.
** It happens occasionally with some other characters. Mr. Nezzer usually plays FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit roles, and the French Peas originally made their living playing Biblical villains [[ShoutOut in the style of]] Creator/MontyPython's [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail French taunters]], but when they play other sorts of roles their Texan and French accents come across as a bit inexplicable.
21st Jul '16 8:00:31 AM Hanz
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Brynjolf and Delvin of the ThievesGuild speak with a Scottish and a Cockney accent respectively and are the only ones to do so. Brynjolf is particularly unusual since other Nords speak with a Germanic accent or none at all.
** Delvin can be at least somewhat justified by the fact that he's a Breton, and their home province of High Rock is the most straightforward example of a Britain expy the setting has (with a little French thrown in for good measure). What makes him stand out is that he is literally the only npc in the game with that accent, making it seem very unusual. However, according to his backstory in the official guide Delvin grew up as an orphan in Riften and his brother in Raven Rock doesn't have the accent.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Brynjolf and Delvin of the ThievesGuild speak with a Scottish and a Cockney accent respectively and are the only ones to do so. Brynjolf is particularly unusual since other Nords speak with a Germanic Scandinavian accent or none at all.
** Delvin can be at least somewhat justified by the fact that he's a Breton, and their home province of High Rock is the most straightforward example of a Britain expy the setting has (with a little French thrown in for good measure). What makes him stand out is that he is literally the only npc in the game with that accent, making it seem very unusual. However, according to his backstory in the official guide Delvin grew up as an orphan in Riften and not even his his brother in Raven Rock Solstheim doesn't have the accent.



* 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. While they are surfacers and not from Orzammar like most dwarves, no surfacer, dwarf or otherwise, has the thick accent they have either.

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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. While they are surfacers and not This is despite the fact that Bodhan himself is from Orzammar like most dwarves, no surfacer, dwarf or otherwise, has the thick accent they have either.dwarven city of Orzammar.
5th Jul '16 2:26:23 PM mkmlp
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* The Courier in Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas has a vaguely British-Chinese accent, despite living in [[AfterTheEnd the post nuclear war]] Mojave Desert. Possibly just another part of his mysterious past.
2nd Jul '16 2:04:57 AM thatmadork
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* Though it's hard to tell as he's not actually voiced except with VoiceGrunting, [[InexplicablyAwesome Sans]] from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' speaks in a FunetikAksent which many fans peg down as New Yorkian. Odd given he's a skeleton who has [[spoiler:at least supposedly]] spent all his life underground among monsters who don't have readable accents at all; ''not even his own brother has one''.
30th Jun '16 7:32:45 PM maxwellsilver
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* In general, dubs occasionally give the characters bizarre accents for no reason. Periodically, though, it's justified (for example, the dub for ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' gives characters British, Italian, and German accents because they are explicitly from those specific countries.)
26th Jun '16 1:58:11 PM maxwellsilver
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' TheGrimReaper has a Jamaican accent of all things. It vaguely has to do with HollywoodVoodoo as his auntie voiced by [[Series/ADifferentWorld Dawn]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Lewis]] also has dreads and cooks around a cauldron, but goes right back into UA territory with his dad speaking with a general American accent (voiced by [[Series/That70sShow Red]]) 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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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' TheGrimReaper has a Jamaican accent of all things. It vaguely has to do with HollywoodVoodoo as his auntie voiced by [[Series/ADifferentWorld Dawn]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Lewis]] Creator/DawnLewis also has dreads and cooks around a cauldron, but goes right back into UA unexplained territory with his dad speaking with a general American accent (voiced by [[Series/That70sShow Red]]) 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.
26th Jun '16 1:54:41 PM maxwellsilver
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* Wakko from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has a Liverpudlian accent even though the Warners are American; ironically, he's the voice behind the American capital EarWorm.

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* Wakko from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has a Liverpudlian accent even though the Warners are American; ironically, he's the voice behind the American capital EarWorm.American.
26th Jun '16 1:53:07 PM maxwellsilver
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' occasionally says his dialogue in a thick, flawless French accent and even peppers his dialogue with French words.
26th Jun '16 1:51:27 PM maxwellsilver
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' occasionally says his dialogue in a thick, flawless French accent and even peppers his dialogue with French words. Also, the narrator of the show (who is voiced by Tom Kenny, the guy who voices Spongebob,) speaks in the same low, suave French accent that we hear Spongebob using sometimes. We never find out why.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' occasionally says his dialogue in a thick, flawless French accent and even peppers his dialogue with French words. Also, the narrator of the show (who is voiced by Tom Kenny, the guy who voices Spongebob,) speaks in the same low, suave French accent that we hear Spongebob using sometimes. We never find out why.



* In ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', Ken Addleburg and his son Junior both speak with a ridiculously comical, and completely unexplained accent. Ken's voice actor, Brendon Small, re-used the accent for Victor (who is an immigrant from Cuba) on the ''[[{{Podcast/Comedy Death Ray Radio}} Comedy Bang Bang]]'' podcast.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', Ken Addleburg and his son Junior both speak with a ridiculously comical, and completely unexplained accent. Ken's voice actor, Brendon Small, re-used the accent for Victor (who is an immigrant from Cuba) on the ''[[{{Podcast/Comedy Death Ray Radio}} ''[[Podcast/ComedyDeathRayRadio Comedy Bang Bang]]'' podcast.
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