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Michelle Ruff is a voice actress most famous for being [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia Kuchiki]].

Although she has also gained ''plenty'' of recognition as [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko Littner]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Euphemia Li Britannia]], [[Manga/LuckyStar Tsukasa Hiiragi]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Crimson Viper]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Yukari Takeba]], [[VideoGame/TalesofVesperia Rita Mordio]] and [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Nisa]].

In other words, most of her famous roles are [[{{Deuteragonist}} secondary main characters]] (that does not mean they are not awesome though). Ruff has a wide voice range, going from [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] like Yuki to HotBlooded like Yoko to [[CloudCuckooLander ditzy and happy]] like Tsukasa. Her characters are mostly {{Badass}} babes (or just hot babes in general).

She was awarded for "Best Voice Actress in an Anime Dub" at Anime Expo 09 for her role as [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia]].

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!!Notable roles from Michelle Ruff:
* Anri Sonohara in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''
* Aoi Sakuraba in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''
* Arcueid Brunestud in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''
* Arioch in ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}''
* Ayase Tarada and Keika in ''Anime/SCryed''
* Belvedere Coco in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''
* [[CrossdressingVoices Carl]] Clover in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''
* Carmen99 in ''Anime/GunXSword''
* Chii, Elda, and Freya in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}''
* Chikane in ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''
* Cierra in ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand''
* Cream the Rabbit in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' (2010-current)
* Crimson Viper in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' and in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''
* Elie in ''Manga/RaveMaster''
* Elissa Doolittle in ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix''
* Eliza in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''
* Etna in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' video games and anime, as well as [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave the]] [[VideoGame/MakaiKingdom other]] [[VideoGame/CrossEdge games]] [[VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject Etna]] [[VideoGame/TrinityUniverse appears]] [[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero in]]. Notably she did not voice Etna in the original PS2 version. When the first game was rereleased on PSP and (to a lesser extent, DS), Etna's dialogue was re-recorded by Ruff, likely due to the "What If Etna killed Lahral at the start?" mode added to the game
** Also voices Salvatore in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' (and her Dimension 2 DLC), and Desco in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}'' (and her DLC appearances in Dimension 2 and 3's Vita port).
* Euphemia Li Britannia, young Lelouch, and Arthur in ''Anime/CodeGeass''
* Filly Dee in ''VideoGame/AtelierTotori''
* Fujiko Mine in ''Anime/LupinIII'' (the "red jacket" series and ''[[Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine The Woman Called Fujiko Mine]]'')
* Jenny in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird's'' DLC chapter ''Gangsters in Space''
* Jill Valentine in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations'' ([[TheOtherDarrin Replacing]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 Patricia Ja Lee]] and [[Creator/KariWahlgren Kari ]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3 Wahlgren]])
* Kaori in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' (Animaze dub)
* Kaoru Konoe in ''VideoGame/GateKeepers''
* Katherine [=McBride=] in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''
* Kizna Towryk in ''Manga/PilotCandidate''
* Kluke in ''VideoGame/BlueDragon''
* Konoha Amagi in ''Manga/{{Zetman}}'' (as Sophie Roberts)
* Lan in ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange'' (as Sophie Roberts)
* Leara in ''Anime/WolfsRain''
* Lopmon in ''Anime/DigimonTamers''
** Zoe Orimoto and a different Lopmon in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''
** [[TheDanza Michelle Crier]] in ''[[Anime/DigimonSavers Digimon Data Squad]]''
** Sparrowmon in ''[[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Digimon Fusion]]''
* Luna in the Viz dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon''
* Mahbu in ''VideoGame/JadeCocoon''
* Meow in ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan''
* [[PlayingAgainstType Miharu]] in ''Manga/GirlsBravo''
* Miki Koishikawa in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy''
* Miranda in ''VideoGame/GrandiaIII''
* Miu in ''Manga/DearS''
* Moe Kisaragi, the Momoi triplets, and A-ko Saenai in ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan''
* Naomi, Marylou, Hyde, Sugino, Princess Marie, Nana Baba and Ivy in ''Manga/ZatchBell''
* [[NipponIchi Nisa]] in ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}''
* Noire and two of the female [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]] voices in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. The Avatar is reprised in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' as [[CanonName Robin]].
* Ran the Goldfish in ''Anime/AngelTales''
* Rita Mordio in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''
** [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Rutee Katrea]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheWorld: Radiant Mythology''
* Rukia Kuchiki, [[CrossdressingVoices Snakey]], Tobiume and Mahana Natsui in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
* [[TheOtherDarrin Saber]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s Unlimited Blade Works movie
* Saga in ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar''
* Saki in ''VideoGame/LuminousArc''
* Sakuya Tachibana in ''VideoGame/GodsEaterBurst''
* Sasame Fuma and Matsuri (post-time skip) in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* Shanoa in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia''
** And Maria Renard in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood The Dracula X Chronicles]]''
* Sophia Esteed in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime''
* Sumire Kanzaki in ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie''
* Baby Tai Lung in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''
* Tatiana Wisla in ''Anime/LastExile''
* Tsukasa Hiiragi and Minami Iwasaki in ''Manga/LuckyStar''
* Tsukiko Sagi in ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent''
* Winia in ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess''
* Yoko in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* Yukari Takeba in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''
* Yuki Nagato and Miyuki Enomoto in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''
* Yura Kekain in ''Manga/NurarihyonNoMago'' (as Sophie Roberts)
* Yurika Dojima in ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''
* Zozo in ''VideoGame/CodeOfPrincess''
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!!Tropes associated with Michelle Ruff:
* {{Deuteragonist}}: What her best well known roles fall into.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: She happens to land these roles quite often. Examples would include Arcueid of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', Lan of ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange'', Euphemia of ''Anime/CodeGeass''; amongst others.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Can you ''believe'' she is now 46?
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: A lot of her characters are usually deep-voiced {{Badass}} or hot chicks such as [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Crimson Viper]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia]], [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Nisa]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna]]. Also, as mentioned above, most of her characters are {{deuteragonist}}s or minor characters and rarely receive lead roles.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: With Creator/TonyOliver in [[Manga/{{Tokko}} many]], [[Manga/{{Chobits}} many]], [[Anime/LupinIII works]].
** Also with Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, Creator/KateHiggins, Creator/StephanieSheh, Creator/CrispinFreeman, Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/LiamOBrien, Creator/YuriLowenthal among others.
** Do not forget Creator/SteveStaley, whom she worked with in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'', ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', and lately in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: How can we not forget this. She is not only capable of a deep voice, but also softer tone for {{The Quiet One}}s like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]] and [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Anri]]. Or doing a higher-pitch voice for more younger characters like [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Cream the Rabbit]] and [[VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten Desco]]; and even [[VideoGame/BlazBlue young boys]].
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