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12th Aug '17 1:31:48 PM livestockgeorge
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Blue Diamond's actress, Lisa Hannigan is Irish, but tries on and off to fake the same broadly American dialect that most gems have, landing somewhere in the middle.
11th Aug '17 1:17:49 AM jormis29
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* American foodie person on British TV Loyd Grossman, originally from Massachusetts, is famous for his very plummy transatlantic accent. As TV critic Victor Lewis-Smith once observed on his late night Channel 4 show ''TV Offal'': "I know a man whose peculiar vowels, sound like they're coming from his bowels".

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* American foodie person on British TV Loyd Grossman, originally from Massachusetts, is famous for his very plummy transatlantic accent. As TV critic Victor Lewis-Smith Creator/VictorLewisSmith once observed on his late night Channel 4 show ''TV Offal'': "I know a man whose peculiar vowels, sound like they're coming from his bowels".
10th Aug '17 9:55:11 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** Most Nord [=NPCs=] speak with a very strange, vaguely Scandinavian and difficult to place accent. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oWHUTEkzP8 Jarl Balgruuf is perhaps the best example.]] More unusually, Nords seem to vary in accent and either speak with thick ones or none at all. The accent is not even consistent between Nordic characters. The male guards have an incredibly thick south German/Austrian accent somewhere between Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and [[Music/BlindGuardian Hansi Kursch]]. Female guards on the other hand sound ''Russian''.
** The Dunmer [=NPCs=] in ''Skyrim'' have a gender-separated accent: The females speak normal American, but the males are constantly switching between a neutral American accent and some kind of mixture of faux-Australian and an imitation of Dick Van Dyke's Bert from ''Film/MaryPoppins'' at random intervals.
** The character of Sheogorath has an accent which is either Scottish or Irish. Good lucky getting anyone (including natives of those countries) to agree which. 'Course, by definition he's ''nuts'', so it makes sense.

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* ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]], has an accent in different parts of the series which is either Scottish or Irish. Good luck getting anyone (including natives of those countries) to actually ''agree'' which it is.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
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Most Nord [[HornyVikings Nord]] [=NPCs=] speak with a very strange, vaguely Scandinavian and difficult to place accent. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oWHUTEkzP8 Jarl Balgruuf is perhaps the best example.]] More unusually, Nords seem to vary in accent and either speak with thick ones or none at all. The accent is not even consistent between Nordic characters. The male guards have an incredibly thick south German/Austrian accent somewhere between Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and [[Music/BlindGuardian Hansi Kursch]]. Female guards on the other hand sound ''Russian''.
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outright ''Russian''. Some Nord characters, like Brynjolf of the ThievesGuild and Tsun in [[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]] speak with vaguely Scottish accents. Essentially, it seems that Nord accents are drawn from any RealLife place that can be/has been considered GrimUpNorth, thrown into a blender, and then handed out at random to the [=NPCs=].
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The Dunmer [=NPCs=] in ''Skyrim'' have a gender-separated accent: The females speak normal American, but the males are constantly switching between a neutral American accent and some kind of mixture of faux-Australian and an imitation of Dick Van Dyke's Bert from ''Film/MaryPoppins'' at random intervals.
** The character of Sheogorath has an
intervals. This is a stark change from their previous uniquely voiced appearance in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' where they spoke in a neutral American accent which is either Scottish or Irish. Good lucky getting anyone (including natives of those countries) to agree which. 'Course, by definition he's ''nuts'', so it makes sense.with a GutturalGrowler voice.
3rd Aug '17 11:41:57 PM Gravityman
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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.

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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 MilitaryBrat upbringing, having traveled around and operated across the world from a young age, resulting in a really homogenized mix. There is also the fact that Pharah's father has never been concretely identified, which opens up the possibility he may have had some influence in the way she sounds.
1st Aug '17 7:33:55 PM GlassCatOwl
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* As mentioned above, the Hollywood perception of the Australian accent is much broader than even most country Australian accents, which in turn are broader than city Australian accents. Audiences familiar only with the Hollywood version tend to perceive native Austalian accents as some kind of frankenstein British which, historically, is an accurate description.
26th Jul '17 5:55:59 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone''. Creator/RichardHarris plays an RAAF squadron commander who doesn't sound like anything heard in Australia.
22nd Jul '17 7:49:51 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' Gru talks in a very strange accent that starts off as Russian/German, but then turns into something else entirely. Creator/SteveCarell describes it as "a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi."

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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': Gru talks in a very strange accent that starts off as Russian/German, but then turns into something else entirely. Creator/SteveCarell describes it as "a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi."
21st Jul '17 6:30:44 AM C105
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* ''Series/Doctor Who'':

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19th Jul '17 2:39:58 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' Gru talks in a very strange accent that starts off as Russian, but then turns into something else entirely. Creator/SteveCarell describes it as "a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi."

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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' *''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' Gru talks in a very strange accent that starts off as Russian, Russian/German, but then turns into something else entirely. Creator/SteveCarell describes it as "a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi."
19th Jul '17 2:39:09 PM ngh93
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*''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' Gru talks in a very strange accent that starts off as Russian, but then turns into something else entirely. Creator/SteveCarell describes it as "a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi."
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