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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist When I become Roy Mustang, all female cast members will be required to wear...TINY MINISKIRTS!]]]]
If [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking authority needs to kick some ass]], it needs a proper charismatic voice to do so.

Enter Travis Willingham.

Travis Willingham is one of the more recent voice actors, originally starting out as Col. Roy Mustang in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. After that, he started getting [[PigeonholedVoiceActor pigeonholed]] into voicing characters that are either {{badass}}es or have a high rank or status, be it military or some other thing (not to mention a few characters PlayingWithFire). He is somewhat [[MemeticMutation memetically popular]] thanks to his infamous "tiny miniskirts" decree and the fact that "HE LOVES DOGS!" (and he actually ''[[CutenessProximity does]]'' [[CutenessProximity like cute things]] -- not hard to believe considering his recent role as [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Mori-senpai]]). Like Creator/VicMignogna and Creator/AaronDismuke's Risembool Rangers, his loyal Miniskirt Army follows him from con to con. He is among the few voice actors to also get many live-action roles.

In 2005, he become famous for his non-anime activities when he took on Creator/MonicaRial in a tequila shot contest after Anime Weekend Atlanta. Needless to say, the result was hilarious and has come to be known as The Travis Willingham Tequila Story. Multiple versions were told; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYZoe5ctqxI one by Vic Mignogna]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvkWJchjv6k&feature=related one by Monica Rial]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN8iWp1p5us&feature=fvwrel and one by the man himself]].

Recently he has begun doing dubbing for many California-based works, as have many other Creator/FUNimation voice actors such as Creator/TroyBaker and Creator/LauraBailey. And now, he's even ''living'' there. He's married to Laura Bailey as of 2011, and thus [[MemeticMutation he's now officially]] [[Franchise/StreetFighter a family man]].

Has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/WillingBlam account]].

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!!Notable roles from Travis Willingham:
!!!Anime Roles
* Amagiri in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
* Andreas Dalton in ''Anime/CodeGeass''
* Antonio Lopez/Rock Bison in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''
* Christof Sievernich in ''Anime/{{Monster}}''
* Free in ''Manga/SoulEater''
* Ginko in ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}''
* Iggy in ''Anime/ErgoProxy''
* Jugo and Zetsu in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* The King of Gods in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}!'' (with Creator/VicMignogna as the King of Demons)
* Kojuro Katakura in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''
* Kugo Ginjo, Love Aikawa, Ashido, Charlotte Chulhorne, and Findorr Calius in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Kokuto in Bleach Soul Resurrección, which he reprised in Movie 4
* Portgas D. Ace in the ''Funimation'' dub of ''Manga/OnePiece''
* Roy Mustang in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' and ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''
* Takashi "Mori" Morinozuka in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''
* Takigawa in ''Manga/GhostHunt''
* Toga Yagari in ''Manga/VampireKnight''
* [[LargeHam Tougou]] in ''Manga/SchoolRumble''
* Yu Kanda in ''Manga/DGrayMan''

!!!Video Game Roles
* Bacchus D-79 in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope''
* Cell in ''Franchise/DragonBall: Raging Blast'', ''Raging Blast 2'', and ''Tenkaichi Tag Team'' (replacing DameonClarke)
** Was set to continue voicing Cell in ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', but Creator/DameonClarke (Cell's original voice actor), opted to rejoin the project.
* Dan Marshall in ''VideoGame/BinaryDomain''
* Evan Bernard in ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 4''
* Gabriel Cunningham in ''[[VideoGame/TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]''
* Gaius in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia''
* Guile in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''
* Johnny Ariga in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''
* Jul 'Mdama ([[StarfishLanguage Not that you could tell by listening to him]]) and Paul [=DeMarco=] in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}''
* Knuckles the Echidna and Storm the Albatross (2010-current) and Zavok in Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog
* Lon'qu and Brady in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''.
* O'neil in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''
* Reggie Rowe in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon''
* Relius Clover in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''
* Rell Nightwind in ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft''
* Sideswipe in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'' (also Hot Rod in the DS version)
** Sideswipe, Onslaught, and Slug in ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron''
* Franchise/{{Superman}}, [[DownloadableContent Bizarro and Gorilla Grodd]] in ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes]]''
* Tadashi Nikaido in ''[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked]]''
* Talon in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''
* Theodore in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Portable''
* Xu Huang and Zhou Tai in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 7''
* Yodai Higashizawa in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''
* Gazlowe in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''

!!!Non-Anime/Other Roles
* ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]], Piledriver and Skurge the Executioner in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* King Roland II in ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''
* Thor in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', and ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
* Surprisingly enough, one of the four young punks at the bar in the '''live action''' film ''Film/SecondhandLions''. Surprising because instead of portraying an authority figure, he plays [[PlayingAgainstType a rebellious youth with a lot of disdain towards authority]].
** Also the source of one of his favorite stories to tell at conventions, as the director assumed Travis was a stuntman (given the fact that he's tall and quite buff), which resulted in Robert Duvall actually hitting him during the fight scene. After learning that Travis is a regular actor, Duvall apologized profusely and gave him some money to make up for it.

!! Tropes associated with Travis Willingham:
* AscendedFanboy:
** Though he got into it pretty late, he was a massive fan of Dragonball Z and therefore [[JumpedAtTheCall jumped at the chance to voice an anime character.]] ''ANY'' anime character.
** He's also a huge comic book fan; he got to play several characters in WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow and he also played Thor in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', a role which he reprised in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''. And then he got to play freaking [[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Superman]]...
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: With [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]] and among others.
* {{Badass}}: A lot of character he voices fit into this.
** BadassBaritone: A good factor as to why his vocal performances are so effective for this type of character.
* FriendlyRival: With Creator/VicMignogna.
* GentleGiant: Very tall, but can be a big sweetheart. Exhibit A: Playing [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Mori]] for a Honey cosplayer at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi4apf4hiHo Kawaii-Con]].
* HappilyMarried: To Creator/LauraBailey.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: As he's 6'4", he is most likely to be this with his wife Creator/LauraBailey.
* InkSuitActor: Paul [=DeMarco=] in ''Halo 4'' is essentially him with a shaved head.
** ''Infamous Second Son'' uses motion capture performances so his character, Reggie Rowe, is directly modeled after him.
* KillItWithFire: The modus operandi of several of the characters he has been cast as in his career, something he himself is happy to point out.
* LargeHam: Oh YEAH!!! There's a reason why he's called Travis Willing'''[[IncrediblyLamePun HAM]]'''! Apparently he auditioned for Armstrong in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', but got Roy's part instead.
** And then there's his performance as [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Charlotte]], which is massively PlayingAgainstType but still manages to be so absurdly CampGay and FABULOUS it borders on ridiculous.
*** Going further than that, there's also [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Relius Clover]]. Although given that he looks a lot like the ThePhantomOfTheOpera, it was obvious he would be this. And thanks to some leaked footage of the English dub, his performance doesn't disappoint.
-->"Relius: EXPERIMENTATION HO!"
* [[MeaningfulName/RealLife Meaningful Name]]: See above.
* OrderVersusChaos: If AuthorityEqualsAsskicking rings a bell, a lot of his characters he voices will fall into the "order" side.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Normally the high authority[=/=]military figure or law-abiding character who [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking shows his authority by kicking some ass]]. [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Guile]], and recently [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles]]. However, he's slowly moving away from his typecasting ever since he moved to California.
** Considering one of his most recent roles was [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Char]][[DragQueen lotte]]...mission accomplished.
*** And now he's [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Relius Clover]], practically the furthest character from his pigeonhole, being a MadScientist and all. Unless you count that despite this, Relius is still one of the highest ranking members of NOL and one of the few people who can match [[BigBad Hazama]] in terms of power, thereby adhering to AuthorityEqualsAsskicking.
*** Brady, from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', is a huge softy who happens to look like a thug, so kudos!
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: The now famous Travis Willingham tequila story.

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-->''TVTropesWillRuinYourLife, [[Franchise/StreetFighter so go home and be a family man.]][[note]]I mean, I did become a family man with Creator/LauraBailey[[/note]]''
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