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[[Manga/DeathNote Take Brad Swaile...]]''and [[MemeticMutation DESCRIBE HIM!!!]]''

Basically he's the Canadian equivalent to Creator/MamoruMiyano, seeing as how this guy usually ends up dubbing Miyano's roles. Brad Swaile was at first [[PigeonholedVoiceActor pigeonholed]] into playing either [[KidHero young male leads]] or [[IdiotHero Idiot Heroes]]... [[note]]Note that he did have a strong following in Vancouver and parts of Canada.[[/note]]

...And then came ''Manga/DeathNote''.

In ''Death Note'' he [[PlayingAgainstType finally broke out of his pigeonhole]] by playing MagnificentBastard Light Yagami. Many fans consider his performance to be the best of his entire career. Swaile instantly became [[MemeticMutation memetically popular]], joining fellow VA Creator/ScottMcNeil. He introduced us to the wonders of [[MundaneMadeAwesome taking potato chips... and EATING THEM]], and terrified everyone with his [[EvilLaugh epic maniacal laughter]] in the final episode.

On second thought, even though he is the Canadian equivalent of Creator/MamoruMiyano's, his history of career seems to be mirroring Creator/JunFukuyama a lot. Also is the Canadian equivalent to California's Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, Creator/ToddHaberkorn and Creator/ErikKimerer, and Texas's Creator/MicahSolusod, Creator/ChrisPatton, Creator/DavidMatranga and Creator/BlakeShepard.

You can also hear him in nearly EVERY ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series, usually as a Gundam pilot. He pretty much just uses the same voice as he did for Quatre each time as well, making him that much easier to find.

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!!Notable roles from Brad Swaile:
* Ace in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales''
* Brent Ernst in ''VideoGame/DeadRising2''
* Chris Hawken in ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna''
* Fujiwara-no-Sai in ''Manga/HikaruNoGo''
* Adult Gohan and Goten in Creator/TheOceanGroup dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
* Several major characters in various ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series:
** Quatre Raberba Winner in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''
** Amuro Ray in the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]'' (but not ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' due to an actors strike at the time)
** Dearka Elthmann in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Destiny]]''
*** Auel Neider in ''Destiny''
** Setsuna F. Seiei in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''
*** But strangely NOT Fucking Ribbons...
* Harry Champ from ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury''
* Jin Kazama in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''
* Kicker from ''Anime/TransformersEnergon''
* Kazuya Aoike in ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''
* Keisaku Sato in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' season 1 ([[TheOtherDarrin replaced]] by Creator/GregAyres)
* Title Character in ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' 1989 dub
* Koji Aiba from ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius''
* Kuro in ''Literature/{{Kurozuka}}''
* Kyosuke Date in ''Anime/TheSoulTaker'' and ''Anime/NurseWitchKomugi''
* Lan Hikari in ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior''
* Light Yagami in ''Manga/DeathNote''
* Maxwell in ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}''
* Morrie, Garrick and Peter in ''Animation/{{Dreamkix}}''
* Mousse from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
* Nightcrawler in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''
* Otaru Mamiya in ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ''
* RD from ''[[Franchise/{{Zoids}} Zoids: Fuzors]]''
* Reiji Ozora in ''Manga/DragonDrive''
* Rock in ''Manga/BlackLagoon''
* Rumina Asagi in ''Anime/TokyoUnderground''
* Ryuki Shi in ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari''
* Seisaku in ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//roots]]''
* Suzuo from ''LightNovel/{{Dokkoida}}''
* Takeshi Tomoe in ''Manga/ProjectARMS''
* Yashiro in ''The Daichis''
* Yota Moteuchi in ''Manga/VideoGirlAi''
* Yusaku Godai (second) in ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku''

!!Tropes associated with Brad Swaile:
* ActingForTwo: In the Ocean Group dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' he voices both Gohan and Goten.
* AmusingInjuries: Managed to puncture his foot with a seam ripper in a horrific costume-making accident.
* EvilLaugh: Does a truly epic one towards the end of ''Manga/DeathNote''.
** Before that he did one as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Quatre]] of all people.
** He also got a good one as Mousse during the ''Hiryuu Shoten Ha'' story arc in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
* GratuitousGerman: As Nightcrawler in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: His voice is fairly easy to distinguish.
* IdiotHero: Most of the young male leads he plays tend to be this.
* JackOfAllTrades: Aside from voice acting his other skills include singing, reading music, cosplay & costume design, playing drums and guitar, swimming, skiing (cross country and powder), horseback riding (Western), skating (ice and roller), baseball, football, hockey, sailing, tennis, billiards, bowling, basketball, soccer, hacky sack, etc.
* LargeHam
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor
* NiceGuy
* OneOfUs
* TheOtherDarrin: Replaced Jason Gray-Stanford as the voice of Yusaku Godai in ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'' and Alex Doduk as Lan Hikari in ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior''.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor
* PlayingAgainstType: Until he played [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] the only evil character he's played was Ace, the bad pony in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales''.
** And then came [[VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken Jin]].
* PrecisionFStrike: In ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. ''YEAH YOU GOT FUCKED!''
* PrettyBoy: His fangirls seem to think so.
* PromotedFanboy: Brad loves ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' and got to play the role of lead human protagonist Kicker in ''Anime/TransformersEnergon''.
** He admitted to [[OldShame regret that later on]]. [[TheScrappy Considering the character he played]], you can't really blame him.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: He's voiced a lot of characters alongside Creator/KirbyMorrow, Creator/JanyseJaud and SamuelVincent.
* SoftSpokenSadist: As [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]].
* StarMakingRole: In ''Manga/DeathNote''.
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''[[MemeticMutation Exactly as planned...]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Not even my father planned this...]]''
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