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13th Mar '17 8:11:46 PM number9robotic
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* Pharah from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has a really bizarre, vaguely Spanish/Indian/English accent that really doesn't seem to fit with her Egyptian background at all, especially in contrast with her mother, Ana, whose accent is distinctly Arabic (and is voiced by a native Egyptian). [[FanWank Fans have theorized that]] this is a result of her upbringing, having traveled around and operated across the world from a young age, resulting in a really homogenized mix.
13th Mar '17 1:15:03 PM kquinn0830
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* ''Film/MaryPoppins''. Creator/DickVanDyke is a beloved actor and performer, and his character Bert from the Disney musical is deservedly iconic. But that hasn't stopped people – particularly in the UK – from ridiculing his attempt at a Cockney accent for the last 50 years. Van Dyke, to his credit, often pokes fun at it himself in interviews. In the film, he attempts to sing in the accent, but occasionally slips back into his American accent, as heard when Bert is singing a verse of "Chim Chim Cheree" while cleaning the Banks' chimney. [[spoiler:He actually plays two Brits in the film… the other much more convincingly. It's just that most people don't stay till the end of the credits to find out.]]

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* ''Film/MaryPoppins''. Creator/DickVanDyke is a beloved actor and performer, and his character Bert from the Disney musical is deservedly iconic. But that hasn't stopped people – particularly in the UK – from ridiculing his attempt at a Cockney accent for the last 50 years. Van Dyke, Dyke claims that the accent coach they hired for him was an Irishman who couldn't do it any better, so Van Dyke decided to his credit, often pokes fun at just roll with the accent and make it himself in interviews.[[RuleOfFunny hilariously bad]]. In the film, he attempts to sing in the accent, but occasionally slips back into his American accent, as heard when Bert is singing a verse of "Chim Chim Cheree" while cleaning the Banks' chimney. [[spoiler:He actually plays two Brits in the film… the other much more convincingly. It's just that most people don't stay till the end of the credits to find out.]]
12th Mar '17 11:01:22 AM Erin582
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** Vegeta's accent is an interesting case. When he was voiced by Creator/BrianDrummond, he had a British-Canadian accent (albeit more so favoring the Canadian side of it), but once Creator/ChristopherSabat initially voiced him, it became a mix of a British/New English accent. With both voices, it was more pronounced upon him saying certain words, like "nothing", "understand" and "unbelievable". However, since ''Dragon Ball Z Kai'', Sabat now speaks with a [[GutturalGrowler much lower and more raspy voice]] for Vegeta and his British accent is strongly downplayed.
11th Mar '17 2:21:09 AM minikiss
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* At the end of the [[Webvideo/MovieRehab SaXtras]] episode about the Doctor Who porn parody [[ParallelPornTitles Doctor Whore]] he has gained an unclear sounding accent after touching a stone. He has since kept said accent in his reviews since. Whether there'll be a reason for it or not is not clear yet.
31st Jan '17 11:19:21 AM Scsigs
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** In the filmed pilot for the series, ''Rex is Not Our Lawyer'', David Tennant tries desperately to curb his native Scottish to sound American, but overcompensates, particularly on the r's, and the result is utterly hilarious, even if you respect him as an actor. It's no discernible American accent that anyone could recognize. He did better several years later when he filmed ''Series/Gracepoint'' after he'd taken accent lessons, but his first attempt is just bad. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmf3eyT78C4 Hear it for yourself from a released clip.]

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** * In the filmed pilot for the series, ''Rex is Not Our Lawyer'', David Tennant tries desperately to curb his native Scottish to sound American, but overcompensates, particularly on the r's, and the result is utterly hilarious, even if you respect him as an actor. It's no discernible American accent that anyone could recognize. He did better several years later when he filmed ''Series/Gracepoint'' after he'd taken accent lessons, but his first attempt is just bad. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmf3eyT78C4 Hear it for yourself from a released clip.]]]
31st Jan '17 11:18:50 AM Scsigs
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** In the filmed pilot for the series, ''Rex is Not Our Lawyer'', David Tennant tries desperately to curb his native Scottish to sound American, but overcompensates, particularly on the r's, and the result is utterly hilarious, even if you respect him as an actor. It's no discernible American accent that anyone could recognize. He did better several years later when he filmed ''Series/Gracepoint'' after he'd taken accent lessons, but his first attempt is just bad. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmf3eyT78C4 Hear it for yourself from a released clip.]



** In the filmed pilot for the series, ''Rex is Not Our Lawyer'', David Tennant tries desperately to curb his native Scottish to sound American, but overcompensates, particularly on the r's, and the result is utterly hilarious, even if you respect him as an actor. It's no discernible American accent that anyone could recognize. He did better several years later when he filmed ''Series/Gracepoint'' after he'd taken accent lessons, but his first attempt is just bad. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmf3eyT78C4 Hear it for yourself from a released clip.]
31st Jan '17 11:09:54 AM Scsigs
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* ''Film/AfterEarth'' has every character speak in accents that are almost completely unrecognizable and jarring to anyone who hears them. The two main characters speak in what can probably be described as an offshoot of a South African accent while every other character has...an accent. The accents aren't even consistent with each other outside Will and Jayden Smith's a good portion of the time. They apparently went to linguists to try to nail down an accent that might come about in the future, but as YMS put it, it comes across as "part British, part Southern (American), and part completely f*cking random." It also makes the characters come off as less intelligent than they are as a result.


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** In the filmed pilot for the series, ''Rex is Not Our Lawyer'', David Tennant tries desperately to curb his native Scottish to sound American, but overcompensates, particularly on the r's, and the result is utterly hilarious, even if you respect him as an actor. It's no discernible American accent that anyone could recognize. He did better several years later when he filmed ''Series/Gracepoint'' after he'd taken accent lessons, but his first attempt is just bad. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmf3eyT78C4 Hear it for yourself from a released clip.]
31st Jan '17 10:30:28 AM Scsigs
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** It was supposed to be subverted again with James Davies in the Neo Saban ''Dino Charge'' series, as the character and actor are both from New Zealand, but he sounded more Australian than Kiwi and when they had a few episodes set in New Zealand and the extras do a better job at their native accent than he does, it became somewhat jarring.

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** It was supposed to be subverted again with James Davies in the Neo Saban ''Dino Charge'' series, as the character and actor are both from New Zealand, but he sounded more Australian than Kiwi and and, when they had a few episodes set in New Zealand and the extras do a better job at their native accent than he does, it became somewhat jarring.
31st Jan '17 9:58:14 AM Scsigs
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* During the Disney years of ''Power Rangers'', especially later on, the casting directors often casted largely New Zealand and Australian actors to save money on airfare and had most of them do American accents. A good number of them could pass decently, but a few, James Napier and James Maclurcan in particular, couldn't always hold them, or hold them at all, to save their lives a good portion of the time, thus resulting in strange mixes of both their native accents and American. The most baffling of all though, has to be from Samurai, in-universe. Any time the rangers are shown as young kids, they're played by actors from the country it's filmed in, New Zealand, and, bless them for trying, but the kids couldn't do the accents, or act for that matter, to save their lives. It was supposed to be subverted with James Davies in the Neo Saban ''Dino Charge'' series, as the character and actor are both from New Zealand, but he sounded more Australian than Kiwi and when they had a few episodes set in New Zealand and the extras do a better job at their native accent than he does.

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* During the Disney years of ''Power Rangers'', especially later on, the casting directors often casted largely New Zealand and Australian actors to save money on airfare and had most of them do American accents. A good number of them could pass decently, but a few, James Napier and James Maclurcan in particular, couldn't always hold them, or hold them at all, to save their lives a good portion of the time, thus resulting in strange mixes of both their native accents and American. Subverted with Zander from ''Mystic Force'', who's actor is Australian, but does more of a Kiwi accent.
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The most baffling of all though, has to be from Samurai, in-universe. Any time the rangers are shown as young kids, they're played by actors from the country it's filmed in, New Zealand, and, bless them for trying, but the kids couldn't do the American accents, or act for that matter, to save their lives. lives, but the main actors for the rangers sound American, thus leading to the question of where exactly Samurai is supposed to take place in the world, even though it's supposed to be America. Even Mentor Ji doesn't have a discernible accent, even though his actor is Kiwi.
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It was supposed to be subverted again with James Davies in the Neo Saban ''Dino Charge'' series, as the character and actor are both from New Zealand, but he sounded more Australian than Kiwi and when they had a few episodes set in New Zealand and the extras do a better job at their native accent than he does.does, it became somewhat jarring.
31st Jan '17 9:50:42 AM Scsigs
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* During the Disney years of ''Power Rangers'', especially later on, the casting directors often casted largely New Zealand and Australian actors to save money on airfare and had most of them do American accents. A good number of them could pass decently, but a few, James Napier and James Maclurcan in particular, couldn't always hold them, or hold them at all, to save their lives a good portion of the time, thus resulting in strange mixes of both their native accents and American. The most baffling of all though, has to be from Samurai, in-universe. Any time the rangers are shown as young kids, they're played by actors from the country it's filmed in, New Zealand, and, bless them for trying, but the kids couldn't do the accents, or act for that matter, to save their lives. It was supposed to be subverted with James Davies in the Neo Saban ''Dino Charge'' series, as the character and actor are both from New Zealand, but he sounded more Australian than Kiwi and when they had a few episodes set in New Zealand and the extras do a better job at their native accent than he does.
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