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15th Dec '16 9:13:15 AM Cindy67917
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* He even becomes the BigBad with a [[BadassBaritone really deep voice]] known as [[Literature/TheHeroicLegencOfArslan Lord Silver Mask]].

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* ** He even becomes the BigBad with a [[BadassBaritone really deep voice]] known as [[Literature/TheHeroicLegencOfArslan [[Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan Lord Silver Mask]].



* Creator/MamoruMiyano normally plays Bishounen type characters with boyish voices, but in ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', he played Okabe Rintaro who is older than bishounen and is deep-voiced. As a result, he has Creator/JMichaelTatum as his English language correspondent while he normally has Creator/ToddHaberkorn or Creator/VicMignogna in other Creator/FUNimation dubs.

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* Creator/MamoruMiyano normally plays Bishounen type characters with boyish voices, but in ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', he played Okabe Rintaro who is older than bishounen and is deep-voiced. As a result, he has Creator/JMichaelTatum as his English language correspondent while he normally has Creator/ToddHaberkorn or and/or Creator/VicMignogna in other Creator/FUNimation dubs.
15th Dec '16 9:10:41 AM Cindy67917
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* He even becomes the BigBad known as [[Literatur/TheHeroicLegencOfArslan Lord Silver Mask]].

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* He even becomes the BigBad with a [[BadassBaritone really deep voice]] known as [[Literatur/TheHeroicLegencOfArslan [[Literature/TheHeroicLegencOfArslan Lord Silver Mask]].
15th Dec '16 9:09:40 AM Cindy67917
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* He even becomes the BigBad known as [[Literatur/TheHeroicLegencOfArslan Lord Silver Mask]].
26th Nov '16 11:07:35 PM SamCurt
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* Creator/AriOzawa usually plays TheCutie of that cast, being typecast by her StarMakingRole, Chiyo of ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. In ''Manga/MagicOfStella'' she plays Ayame, the closest this series gives for a {{Tomboy}}.
18th Nov '16 1:16:01 AM Viira
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** He accomplished a similar feat to fellow ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' VA Masami Kikuchi. Hell, ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' has 3 of his ranges in there -- {{Badass}} Yamaki, young boy Kenta, and RidiculouslyCuteCritter Guilmon!

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** He accomplished a similar feat to fellow ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' VA Masami Kikuchi. Hell, ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' has 3 of his ranges in there -- {{Badass}} badass Yamaki, young boy Kenta, and RidiculouslyCuteCritter Guilmon!



* Creator/NorioWakamoto is best known for a long string of villain and/or BadAss roles.

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* Creator/NorioWakamoto is best known for a long string of villain and/or BadAss badass roles.



* While Creator/TomokazuSeki simply plays too many roles to be a true PigeonholedVoiceActor, he nonetheless usually finds himself playing either HotBlooded or {{Stoic}} {{Badass}}es like [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu]], [[VideoGame/{{Gungrave}} Beyond the Grave]], [[Manga/LuckyStar Anime Tenchou]], [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Sousuke Sagara]], [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Gai Daigouji]], and...''[[Manga/{{Gravitation}} Shu]][[{{Uke}} ichi]]?''

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* While Creator/TomokazuSeki simply plays too many roles to be a true PigeonholedVoiceActor, he nonetheless usually finds himself playing either HotBlooded or {{Stoic}} {{Badass}}es badasses like [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu]], [[VideoGame/{{Gungrave}} Beyond the Grave]], [[Manga/LuckyStar Anime Tenchou]], [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Sousuke Sagara]], [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Gai Daigouji]], and...''[[Manga/{{Gravitation}} Shu]][[{{Uke}} ichi]]?''



* Creator/CrispinFreeman is known for mostly playing {{Badass}} MrFanservice [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] like [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Itachi]], and [[Anime/LastExile Alex Rowe]].

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* Creator/CrispinFreeman is known for mostly playing {{Badass}} badass MrFanservice [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] like [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Itachi]], and [[Anime/LastExile Alex Rowe]].



** Freeman's stereotype as a {{Badass}} because he was played against type. His first popular major role was [[Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor Justy Ueki Tylor]], played against when he was given the role of [[TheComicallySerious Zelgadis]] of ''Anime/{{Slayers}}''.

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** Freeman's stereotype as a {{Badass}} badass because he was played against type. His first popular major role was [[Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor Justy Ueki Tylor]], played against when he was given the role of [[TheComicallySerious Zelgadis]] of ''Anime/{{Slayers}}''.
25th Oct '16 6:25:02 AM VPhantom
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* YuukiKaji has both played [[Anime/GuiltyCrown Shu]] and [[LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD Issei]] in the same season. One is a brooding, angsty guy who is forced to become king, and the other one is a lecherous hotblooded kid who wishes to become the ultimate pawn. You try listening one then go to another. It's pretty amazing that he has two protagonist roles which are polar opposites of each other.

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* YuukiKaji Creator/YuukiKaji has both played [[Anime/GuiltyCrown Shu]] and [[LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD Issei]] in the same season. One is a brooding, angsty guy who is forced to become king, and the other one is a lecherous hotblooded kid who wishes to become the ultimate pawn. You try listening one then go to another. It's pretty amazing that he has two protagonist roles which are polar opposites of each other.
26th Sep '16 7:49:40 PM Demongodofchaos2
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* Creator/YoshitsuguMatsuoka has been criticized for being pigeonholed into generic HaremProtagonist roles such as [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Kirito]], and while he has had other roles that have avoided this trend, such as [[LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD Freed Sellzen]], the true example here is [[LightNovel/ReZero Betel]][[AxeCrazy geuse]] [[BigBad Romanee-]][[EvilIsHammy Conti]], in spades! It's easily his most insane role ever, and has been near universally praised as the very role that changed many peoples minds about him as a voice actor.
22nd Sep '16 8:49:32 PM Angeldeb82
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* The aforementioned ''PowerRangers'' alumnus Creator/JohnnyYongBosch has had several roles that could be considered playing against type.

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* The aforementioned ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' alumnus Creator/JohnnyYongBosch has had several roles that could be considered playing against type.



** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 The Boss]]. Though in this case [[spoiler: she really is a [[ApronMatron good mother and mentor]]... ''[[JerkAssFacade she just can't]] [[ReverseMole show it]]''.]]

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** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 The Boss]]. Boss.]] Though in this case [[spoiler: she really is a [[ApronMatron good mother and mentor]]... ''[[JerkAssFacade ''[[JerkassFacade she just can't]] [[ReverseMole show it]]''.]]it]]'']].



*** That was in Road to 2002 though where [[TheOtherDarrin everyone was darrined]], Tsubasa is usually voiced by [[Creator/YokoOgai Akari Hibino]]

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*** That was in Road to 2002 though where [[TheOtherDarrin everyone was darrined]], Tsubasa is usually voiced by [[Creator/YokoOgai Akari Hibino]]Hibino]].



** [[WordOfGod According to her]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Audrey Burne]].

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** [[WordOfGod According to her]], her,]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Audrey Burne]].Burne.]]



*** Aww Airy from ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' is voiced by her and she is so cute...[[spoiler: Well if you ignore the fact she is the TheDragon of an evil being out to devour the world! ]]

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*** Aww Airy from ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' is voiced by her and she is so cute...[[spoiler: Well if you ignore the fact she is the TheDragon of an evil being out to devour the world! ]]world!]]



** Stephanie Sheh will be voicing the clumsy, bratty crybaby Usagi in the new Sailor Moon dub.

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** Stephanie Sheh will be voicing voices the clumsy, bratty crybaby Usagi in the new Sailor Moon dub.



** Creator/ToruFuruya, who typically play heroes like [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro Ray]], [[Anime/SailorMoon Chiba Mamoru]], and [[Manga/SaintSeiya Pegasus Seiya]], plays Ribbons. Initially thought to be a side character, he turns out to be the [[spoiler: ManBehindTheMan (season 1) AND the BigBad (season 2).]]

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** Creator/ToruFuruya, who typically play heroes like [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro Ray]], [[Anime/SailorMoon Chiba Mamoru]], and [[Manga/SaintSeiya Pegasus Seiya]], plays Ribbons. Initially thought to be a side character, he turns out to be the [[spoiler: ManBehindTheMan TheManBehindTheMan (season 1) AND the BigBad (season 2).]]2)]].



--->'''Mayuri''': "''[[GagBoobs Very good, Nemu, just smother him with those. Worst case is, he dies happy]].''"

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--->'''Mayuri''': "''[[GagBoobs Very good, Nemu, just smother him with those. Worst case is, he dies happy]].''"happy.]]''"



** [[TheOtherDarrin Replacing]] [[TearJerker the]] [[AuthorExistenceFailure late]] Creator/TomokoKawakami as [[ActionGirl Miu Furinji]] in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. She is very well-endowed as [[BoobsOfSteel much as she can kick ass]] as well a NiceGirl rather than a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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** [[TheOtherDarrin Replacing]] [[TearJerker the]] {{t|earJerker}}he [[AuthorExistenceFailure late]] Creator/TomokoKawakami as [[ActionGirl Miu Furinji]] in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. She is very well-endowed as [[BoobsOfSteel much as she can kick ass]] as well a NiceGirl rather than a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.



*** Now over the top with her role as Frederica Bernkastel, the Witch of Miracles in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', by virtue of her being [[spoiler: a FallenHero and RogueProtagonist.]]

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*** Now over the top with her role as Frederica Bernkastel, the Witch of Miracles in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', by virtue of her being [[spoiler: a FallenHero and RogueProtagonist.]] RogueProtagonist]].



* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' has a number of [[NamesToKnowInAnime noteworthy seiyuu]] playing against type. To name a few: Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (known for playing HotBlooded {{Idiot Hero}}es) is cast as ExtremeDoormat StepfordSmiler Tic Jefferson; Creator/TomokazuSugita (known for {{Deadpan Snarker}}s like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]] and [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Yuuichi]]) plays a TalkativeLoon and ''extremely'' LargeHam Graham Spector; and lastly, happy-go-lucky Creator/MasakazuMorita (aka [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus]]) plays one of the [[AxCrazy biggest]] [[PsychoForHire psychotic]] [[AGodAmI bastards]] [[TortureTechnician known]] [[SociopathicHero to]] [[CrazyAwesome man]]. The dub has Creator/JMichaelTatum, who usually voices characters that are TheStoic or at least fairly serious, playing upbeat, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} scatterbrained]], and [[TheDitz less-than intelligent]] Isaac.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' has a number of [[NamesToKnowInAnime noteworthy seiyuu]] playing against type. To name a few: Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (known for playing HotBlooded {{Idiot Hero}}es) is cast as ExtremeDoormat StepfordSmiler Tic Jefferson; Creator/TomokazuSugita (known for {{Deadpan Snarker}}s like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]] and [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Yuuichi]]) plays a TalkativeLoon and ''extremely'' LargeHam Graham Spector; and lastly, happy-go-lucky Creator/MasakazuMorita (aka [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus]]) plays one of the [[AxCrazy biggest]] [[PsychoForHire psychotic]] {{psycho|ForHire}}tic [[AGodAmI bastards]] [[TortureTechnician known]] [[SociopathicHero to]] [[CrazyAwesome man]]. The dub has Creator/JMichaelTatum, who usually voices characters that are TheStoic or at least fairly serious, playing upbeat, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} scatterbrained]], and [[TheDitz less-than intelligent]] Isaac.



** She also voiced [[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Shiori]], a quiet, stoic, [[spoiler: [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], [[AttentionWhore attention whore]] who wanted to exploit her friend's secret so she could ruin her life as part of her revenge plan.]]

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** She also voiced [[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Shiori]], a quiet, stoic, [[spoiler: [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], [[AttentionWhore attention whore]] {{manipulative|Bastard}} AttentionWhore who wanted to exploit her friend's secret so she could ruin her life as part of her revenge plan.]]



** And then there's [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Miyo Takano]], who happens to be [[spoiler: the milkman in a MilkmanConspiracy.]]

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** And then there's [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Miyo Takano]], who happens to be [[spoiler: the milkman in a MilkmanConspiracy.]]MilkmanConspiracy]].



* Creator/KentaMiyake as Genma in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' is a lot like the Nena Trinity example mentioned above, where the actor plays a character who on the surface seems like their [[PigeonHoledVoiceActor typical role]] (in this case, tall, deep-voiced BigGuy characters), but is [[BaitTheDog revealed]] to be insane and evil. Also, as with Creator/SteveBlum, the actor sometimes plays against type with CampGay characters.

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* Creator/KentaMiyake as Genma in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' is a lot like the Nena Trinity example mentioned above, where the actor plays a character who on the surface seems like their [[PigeonHoledVoiceActor [[PigeonholedVoiceActor typical role]] (in this case, tall, deep-voiced BigGuy characters), but is [[BaitTheDog revealed]] to be insane and evil. Also, as with Creator/SteveBlum, the actor sometimes plays against type with CampGay characters.



** And there's [[{{God}} the Truth]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[AmbiguouslyEvil who's]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality many]] [[TricksterMentor things]], but not bratty or insane.

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** And there's [[{{God}} the Truth]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[AmbiguouslyEvil who's]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality many]] [[TricksterMentor things]], {{t|ricksterMentor}}hings, but not bratty or insane.



* Creator/SoichiroHoshi: Like above, the man does generally passive characters who... [[BewareTheNiceOnes Umm, yeah. You don't make angry, or get in the way]]. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Kira Yamato]] happens to one of the more famous ones of this type. Along side to this is [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Lio Shirazumi]], a [[AxCrazy homicidal]], [[KnifeNut Knife welding]], [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]], {{Manipulative|Bastard}}, [[VillainousCrossdresser Villainous Crossdressing]], [[TheSociopath maniac]].

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* Creator/SoichiroHoshi: Like above, the man does generally passive characters who... [[BewareTheNiceOnes Umm, yeah. You don't make angry, or get in the way]]. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Kira Yamato]] happens to one of the more famous ones of this type. Along side to this is [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Lio Shirazumi]], a [[AxCrazy homicidal]], [[KnifeNut Knife welding]], [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]], {{Manipulative|Bastard}}, [[VillainousCrossdresser Villainous Crossdressing]], {{Creepy Crossdress|er}}ing [[TheSociopath maniac]].



** However he joins fellow voice actor, Creator/BradSwaile in playing against type on ''Manga/DeathNote'' were he voices KnightTemplar turned mass murderer, [[TheDragon Teru]] [[SycophanticServant Mikami]], as well as Gyunei Gus, Char Aznable's AxCrazy right hand man in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'', and the cynical Raimi Mathews in ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints''.
* Creator/CrispinFreeman is known for mostly playing {{Badass}} MrFanservice [[AntiHero Anti Heroes]] like [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Itachi]], and [[Anime/LastExile Alex Rowe]].

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** However he joins fellow voice actor, Creator/BradSwaile in playing against type on ''Manga/DeathNote'' were he voices KnightTemplar turned mass murderer, [[TheDragon Teru]] {{T|heDragon}}eru [[SycophanticServant Mikami]], as well as Gyunei Gus, Char Aznable's AxCrazy right hand man in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'', and the cynical Raimi Mathews in ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints''.
* Creator/CrispinFreeman is known for mostly playing {{Badass}} MrFanservice [[AntiHero Anti Heroes]] Anti-Heroes]] like [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Itachi]], and [[Anime/LastExile Alex Rowe]].



** He's also [[PlayingWithFire Fire Leo]] from the ''ViewtifulJoe'' cartoon. That's a pretty big difference from Alucard, Itachi, or most of his characters.

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** He's also [[PlayingWithFire Fire Leo]] from the ''ViewtifulJoe'' ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' cartoon. That's a pretty big difference from Alucard, Itachi, or most of his characters.



** Nolan also almost exclusively portrays the {{Mook}} characters, [[AlienInvaders The Kraang]], in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 most recent incarnation of TMNT]].

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** Nolan also almost exclusively portrays the {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} characters, [[AlienInvaders The Kraang]], in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 most recent incarnation of TMNT]].



* Creator/RobertAxelrod, best known as ''Franchise/PowerRangers'''s [[BigBad Lord Zedd]] plays BadassAdorable Anti-Villain/[[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Hero]]]] Wizardmon.

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* Creator/RobertAxelrod, best known as ''Franchise/PowerRangers'''s [[BigBad Lord Zedd]] plays BadassAdorable Anti-Villain/[[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Hero]]]] Anti-Villain/[[spoiler:{{Hero|icSacrifice}}]] Wizardmon.



** And then there's [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Eren Yeager.]] The PlayingAgainstType was so big that it ''became a MemeticMutation'' (at least in the West).

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** And then there's [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Eren Yeager.]] Yeager]]. The PlayingAgainstType was so big that it ''became a MemeticMutation'' (at least in the West).



** Although, considering the heavy subtext of the Precure franchise, you could say the last one MIGHT be a lil' spot on for Nabatame... In fact, the presence of Nabatame turns this particular Precure into 'the most LesYay-ridden Precure series ever' and [[HoYay/DokiDokiPrecure the first Precure that got a LesYay page on its own!]]

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** Although, considering the heavy subtext of the Precure franchise, you could say the last one MIGHT be a lil' spot on for Nabatame... In fact, the presence of Nabatame turns this particular Precure into 'the most LesYay-ridden [[HoYay Les Yay]]-ridden Precure series ever' and [[HoYay/DokiDokiPrecure the first Precure that got a LesYay Ho Yay page on its own!]]own]]!



* In RosarioToVampire, Creator/JerryJewell plays a bat named Nazo "Kou" Koumori who pops up during random intervals to [[BreakingTheFourthWall fill the audience in on information]], and who also happens to be [[spoiler: Kokoa Shuzen's sidekick and shape-shifting weapon of choice]]. However, in one later episode it is revealed that Kou [[spoiler: has a teen human formed "Kotaro Ijuuin", and this character is right up Jewell's ally, making this arguably a SubvertedTrope.]]

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* In RosarioToVampire, Manga/RosarioToVampire, Creator/JerryJewell plays a bat named Nazo "Kou" Koumori who pops up during random intervals to [[BreakingTheFourthWall fill the audience in on information]], and who also happens to be [[spoiler: Kokoa Shuzen's sidekick and shape-shifting weapon of choice]]. However, in one later episode it is revealed that Kou [[spoiler: has a teen human formed "Kotaro Ijuuin", and this character is right up Jewell's ally, making this arguably a SubvertedTrope.]]SubvertedTrope]].
22nd Aug '16 12:28:56 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Creator/KaoriShimizu was formerly known for her deep, sometimes deadpan voice but mostly tough voices that is suited for SugarAndIcePersonality {{Action Girl}}s (Case in point: [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Signum]]).

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* Creator/KaoriShimizu was formerly known for her deep, sometimes deadpan voice but mostly tough voices that is suited for SugarAndIcePersonality {{Action Girl}}s (Case in point: [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Signum]]).
10th Aug '16 2:18:01 PM Willbyr
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** also plays against type in ''{{Pretear}}'' (as [[DarkMagicalGirl Takako/Fenrir]]) and ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' (as [[YamatoNadeshiko Chuubou]])

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** also plays against type in ''{{Pretear}}'' ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' (as [[DarkMagicalGirl Takako/Fenrir]]) and ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' (as [[YamatoNadeshiko Chuubou]])
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