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23rd Apr '18 10:29:58 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos is well known for his gravelly BadassBaritone, but he forgoes that completely as Gaff in ''Film/BladeRunner'' in favor of a weird, hissing bark of a voice that sounds like he's simultaneously shouting and whispering every other word. Given that Gaff's first language seems to be [[{{Conlang}} Cityspeak]], the unholy creole offspring of Spanish, French, Japanese, Hungarian, Chinese, and German, this is most likely [[TropesAreTools intentional.]]
* Similarly, in the [[Film/BladeRunner2049 sequel]], Creator/JaredLeto plays Niander Wallace with a really weird mix of flat tones and [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle weird, musical pitch shifts]]. Again, definitely intentional, and it has the effect of making Wallace seem more [[UncannyValley inhuman and robotic]] than any of the actual [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Replicants]].
23rd Apr '18 6:56:58 PM Lopiny
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* ''WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}}'': Joel voices his second ''VideoGame/HardTime'' character, a DumbMuscle who [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed looks as similar to Hulk Hogan as the game's engine allows and is named "Bulk Bogan,"]] with a very bizarre accent. Among other things, "muscles" sounds more like "moosklés" from him.

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* ''WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}}'': Joel voices his second ''VideoGame/HardTime'' character, a DumbMuscle who [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed looks as similar to Hulk Hogan as the game's engine allows and is named "Bulk Bogan,"]] with a very bizarre accent. Among other things, "muscles" sounds more like "moosklés" from him.him; think of a Spanish speaker reading English words like they were Spanish, and you're almost (but not quite) there.
15th Apr '18 11:02:49 PM CountDorku
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** ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'': Chips Dubbo, a marine in the first level, gets in your way. He will meet the Chief and say; "Sir, The Captain wants you on the bridge ASAP. Better follow me!", in an accent that sounds remarkably [[BuffySpeak Australianish]], before taking him to the captain. The character is voiced by Andrew [=McKaige=], an Australian actor. Funny thing is, [[{{Irony}} people complained to Bungie]] about [[RealityIsUnrealistic Dubbo's poor imitation of an Australian accent]]...

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** ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'': Chips Dubbo, a marine in the first level, gets in your way. He will meet the Chief and say; "Sir, The Captain wants you on the bridge ASAP. Better follow me!", in an accent that sounds remarkably [[BuffySpeak Australianish]], before taking him to the captain. The character is voiced by Andrew [=McKaige=], an Australian actor.actor, and Dubbo is a place in Australia. Funny thing is, [[{{Irony}} people complained to Bungie]] about [[RealityIsUnrealistic Dubbo's poor imitation of an Australian accent]]...


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** Quarians all have accents, but almost none of them actually share them with other quarians. A few of them share quasi-Eastern European ones, but we also see English, American, and Creator/ClaudiaBlack quarians with no explanation of why.


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* People on the autism spectrum often develop accents that are atypical for the place they actually live.
16th Mar '18 2:10:23 PM Smoker130
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* Girlfriend-beta have a [[ForeignExchangeStudent french exchange student]] speaking with what sound more like a try at a english accent than a french one.
14th Mar '18 9:33:59 AM LittleDancerGirl
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* * There's an in-universe example in the ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode "Chinoiserie", in which actor George Weems is conned into playing the role of "Lord Pembridge" and taking part in a crime under the guise of performance art. It actually takes Weems a few minutes to realize that the cops aren't part of the "show".

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* * There's an in-universe example in the ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode "Chinoiserie", in which actor George Weems is conned into playing the role of "Lord Pembridge" and taking part in a crime under the guise of performance art. It actually takes Weems a few minutes to realize that the cops aren't part of the "show".
14th Mar '18 9:33:23 AM LittleDancerGirl
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* There's an in-universe example in the ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode "Chinoiserie". Goren and Eames describe the accent George Weems uses as "Lord Pembridge" as a bizarre combination of different English regional accents and as one of the worst accents they've ever heard. Weems is annoyed enough by their comments to break character.



* Lampshaded in one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', in which the ''character'' was actually faking the accent (and not all that well) in-universe, having been roped into what he believed was some kind of interactive performance art piece. It actually takes ''him'' a few minutes to realize that the cops aren't part of the "show".

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* Lampshaded * There's an in-universe example in one the ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', "Chinoiserie", in which the ''character'' was actually faking the accent (and not all that well) in-universe, having been roped actor George Weems is conned into what he believed was some kind playing the role of interactive "Lord Pembridge" and taking part in a crime under the guise of performance art piece. art. It actually takes ''him'' Weems a few minutes to realize that the cops aren't part of the "show".
14th Mar '18 9:11:29 AM LittleDancerGirl
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* Lampshaded in one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', in which the ''character'' was actually faking the accent (and not all that well) in-universe, having been roped into what he believed was some kind of interactive performance art piece. It actually takes ''him'' a few minutes to realize that the cops aren't part of the "show".
-->'''Goren:''' Isn't that the worst English accent you've ever heard?\\
'''Eames:''' Next to the Irish Spring guy, it's the worst accent, period.\\
'''Weems:'''(''in bad accent'') I beg your pardon!\\
'''Goren:''' The mishmash of Cockney, Welsh. But miraculously, I think I heard a shred of the north of England in one of your R's.\\
'''Eames:''' There are so many sounds in there, how can you tell?
** Weems later defends it as "a perfectly acceptable English music hall accent".
11th Mar '18 4:25:59 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' series: Karl Ernst Rasch is presumably German or Nordic (descent) by his surname, but his accent doesn't sound the part. In ''Crysis 3'', this is fixed as he is voiced by German actor Wolf Kahler who he is also [[InkSuitActor modeled on]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' series: Karl Ernst Rasch is presumably German or Nordic (descent) by his surname, but his accent doesn't sound the part. In ''Crysis 3'', this is fixed as he is voiced by German actor Wolf Kahler Creator/WolfKahler who he is also [[InkSuitActor modeled on]].
11th Feb '18 1:25:15 PM TheFuzzinator
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** She's had to do this again for the revival series, and has said doing so is why she sounds so hoarse at times.
11th Feb '18 2:04:03 AM jormis29
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* In 2001's ''Christmas Carol: The Movie'' (!), Jacob Marley seems to come from a hitherto unknown part of England, judging from the weird accent he speaks with. Marley is voiced by Creator/NicolasCage (yes, ''[[WTHCastingAgency Nicolas Cage]]''), which might explain it.

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* In 2001's ''Christmas Carol: The Movie'' ''WesternAnimation/ChristmasCarolTheMovie'' (!), Jacob Marley seems to come from a hitherto unknown part of England, judging from the weird accent he speaks with. Marley is voiced by Creator/NicolasCage (yes, ''[[WTHCastingAgency Nicolas Cage]]''), which might explain it.



* ''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'': 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 Creator/RicardoMontalban and Bela Lugosi.Creator/BelaLugosi."
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