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He is a manly man, and he has a manly voice to prove it.

A character of this sort must fulfill two criteria:

# Obviously, the character must be a badass.
# The character must have a deep voice of baritone register. [[BassoProfundo Bass register]] is also possible but is rarer and almost always overlaps with [[EvilSoundsDeep being evil]].

Such a character may range from CoolOldGuy to TestosteronePoisoning. Also, while this trope is obviously meant for male characters, it is not impossible for female character to be given this kind of voice, if only because of RuleOfFunny.

See also EvilSoundsDeep, GutturalGrowler, PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep, RatedMForManly, and VoiceOfTheLegion. The DistaffCounterpart would be ContraltoOfDanger. Contrast TenorBoy.

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!!Examples:
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has several notable examples.
** [[Creator/RyotaroOkiayu S]][[Creator/KentaMiyake c]][[Creator/DameonClarke a]][[Creator/JMichaelTatum r,]] the legendary SerialKiller that hunts down State Alchemists in revenge for the genocide of his people. He regularly goes toe-to-toe with ''both'' Elric brothers and comes close to winning.
** Also [[Creator/KenjiUtsumi Alex]] [[Creator/ChristopherSabat Armstrong,]] a BoisterousBruiser noted for his incredible physical strength. That larynx has likely been [[CatchPhrase passed down the Armstrong line for generations!]]
** [[Creator/YujiUeda Solf. ]][[Creator/HiroyukiYoshino J. ]][[Creator/EricVale Kimblee,]] a PsychoForHire that the villains send to hunt down Scar and other troublesome targets.
** [[Creator/TravisWillingham Roy Mustang,]] considered a war hero but secretly plotting to overthrow the corrupt government by any means.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has numerous examples, with characters like Kakashi actually ''deepening'' their voices while in battle. Pain's baritone is no less legendary. See also Gaara as voiced by Creator/LiamOBrien and his Japanese [[Creator/AkiraIshida seiyuu.]]
%% ** Shino, Zabuza, Kakuzu, Neji, Kyuubi, A, Guy, and a few others.
* ''Manga/OnePiece:'' Crocodile is a former boss of a mass criminal syndicate as well as being a former Warlord of the Sea. He has one of the deepest (if not ''the'' deepest) voice(s) in the series to boot.
** Also applies for Akainu, the man who [[spoiler: killed Ace, took TWO of Whitebeard's Haki [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat enhanced quake punches without flinching,]] and the current [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Fleet Admiral.]]]]
** In the Creator/{{Funimation}} dub, that honor also goes to ''[[Creator/PatrickSeitz Franky.]]'' Crazy? [[CrazyAwesome Yes.]] Able to kick ass? Of course. Manly? [[TestosteronePoisoning You betcha.]] A deep voice? He wouldn't be here if he didn't.
** Roronoa Zoro has [[Creator/KazuyaNakai the deep]][[Creator/ChristopherSabat est voice]] in the crew, and is undeniably badass.
** Jinbe, both prior to and [[TheOtherDarrin after]] his [[Creator/DaisukeGouri original voice actor's]] death.
%% * Dutch from ''Manga/BlackLagoon.''
%% ** [Creator/TaitenKusunoki Boris]] also.
* [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Alu]][[Creator/CrispinFreeman card]] from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}.'' A nigh unstoppable killing machine, he routinely tears his way through anyone unfortunate enough to face him.
%% * Any character portrayed by Creator/NorioWakamoto.
%% * Several characters from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}:'' [[Creator/FumihikoTachiki Kenpachi,]] [[Creator/RyotaroOkiayu Byakuya,]] [[Creator/HideoIshikawa Ukitake,]] [[Creator/AkioOhtsuka Shunsui]], [[Creator/ShowHayami Aizen,]] [[Creator/JunichiSuwabe Grimmjow,]] [[Creator/RikiyaKoyama Starrk]]... And there are most likely more of them.
%% ** Also [[Creator/DaisukeNamikawa Ulquiorra.]] Interesting is that his seiyuu has a very wide range but is most renown for his breezy, a bit higher and gentle sounding voice.
* Creator/YuukiKaji, who usually voices young males, plays the BigBad in Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan and with a much deeper pitch than his usual one.
* Souther from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has a voice that seems deeper than what is naturally possible.
** Oddly enough, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] has his own Badass Baritone going on as well.
** The main character, Kenshiro, also speaks in this pitch, but prefers high-pitched "A-TA" sounds whenever he strikes.
** The narrator speaks in a considerably deep tone of voice in season one, a sharp contrast to the high-pitched screaming he went for from season two-onwards.
* Whenever English dub Version of [[Manga/DragonBall Goku]] goes Super Saiyan 3, he invokes this trope by lowering his voice an octave to show he means business. And let's not get started on the badassery that is [[Anime/DragonBallGT Super Saiyan 4...]]
** The English dub also has Piccolo, who has an incredibly deep and booming voice; and Vegeta, who is more of a GutturalGrowler. Both were once enemies of Goku, and both gave him a run for his money when they first fought him, and both continue to be badasses after.
** Beerus and Whis both have deep voices. Beerus is a GutturalGrowler and a God of Destruction who is not to be trifled with. Whis's has a more {{Camp}}y quality to it, but remains deep. [[spoiler:He is also Beerus's mentor.]]
** The Brazilian and Mexican dubs turned Frieza into one of this.
** Cell's voice is this in both the Japanese and Mexican dubs. In Japanese, his voice is more booming due to him being voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto; in the Mexican dub, his voice is more guttural.
* HidekatsuShibata: Voiced [[Manga/{{Naruto}} The Third Hokage,]] [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist King]] [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Bradley]] and [[Manga/FairyTail Igneel.]]
%% ** Anime/DigimonSavers' Commander Sampson qualifies, as does [[Creator/TaitenKusunoki his original Japanese counterpart.]]
%% * Creator/JojiNakata: [[Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead Soichiro Takagi]], [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]], [[YumekuiMerry Chaser John Doe]], [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Kotomine Kirei]], and a few others.
%% * Shizuo Heiwajima from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', particularly in the dub where he's voiced by Creator/CrispinFreeman.
%% * Joe the Condor from Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman, considering his VA is real life Badass Baritone singer IsaoSasaki
%% * ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
%% ** Reborn in adult form, Xanxus, Squalo, Mukuro (especially in his 25 year old form),25 year old Lambo and Alaude.
%% ** Also, HDW!Tsuna, TYL!Tsuna. Vongola Primo may count as well; both him and TYL!Tsuna are voiced by Creator/DaisukeNamikawa.
* [[TheGrimReaper Lord Death]] in ''Anime/SoulEater'' actually invokes this trope - his voice is normally quite high-pitched, but drops several octaves during LetsGetDangerous moments.
* The English dub of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' has [[StageNames Philip Bartlett]] cast as Mewtwo, whose deep voice adds an extra layer of menace to the titular villain.
%% * Gray Fullbuster, Gajeel Redfox, Panther Lily, Elfman Strauss, Laxus Dreyar, and Fried Justine of ''Manga/FairyTail''.
* Sebastian Michaelis, the iconic BattleButler from ''Manga/BlackButler'', has this in both the original [[Creator/DaisukeOno Japanese]] and the [[Creator/JMichaelTatum English]] version.
%% * ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Zafira, TheBigGuy WolfMan of the [[MagicKnight Wolkenritter]], has this tone [[TheQuietOne in the rare instances that he speaks]].
%% * The title character of ''Anime/MDGeist''. The late Jason Beck in English, and previously mentioned Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japanese.
* Jotaro Kujo of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the most straightforwardly badass of the Joestar lineage, is invariably cast with a low baritone despite being merely a teenager.
** Many villains in the series [[EvilSoundsDeep also have Badass Baritones]], particularly Dio Brando.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' provides several examples.
** In the Funimation English dub, [[TheAce Captain]] [[WorldsStrongestMan Levi]] is provided one by Creator/MatthewMercer. He's even called "Humanity's Strongest" by the common folk.
** [[CommandingCoolness Commander]] Erwin Smith of the Survey Corps has one in both the [[Creator/DaisukeOno Japanese]] and the [[Creator/JMichaelTatum English]] versions.
** [[TheAce Reiner]] [[TheBigGuy Braun]] has the deepest voice among the 104th Trainees Squad, to go along with being [[HeroicBuild built]] like a linebacker. Creator/YoshimasaHosoya's performance is particularly deep compared to some of his other notable roles.
* [[Anime/YuGiOh Yami Yugi/The Pharaoh]] as played by [[Creator/DanGreen DAN]] [[LargeHam GREEEEENN!!]]
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[[folder:Comics]]
* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has a moment when Whirl tries to imitate Optimus Prime (See Western Animation below) and fails. He lampshades it.
-->'''Whirl:''' How can anyone's voice '''be''' that low?
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[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'':
** No one has a baritone like Gaston! Indeed, Gaston has a whole song (sung by him and the rest of the town) describing how badass and uber-manly he is.
** The Beast himself is a baritone as well. The towering Beast's ferociousness terrifies most other characters into submission with a single roar. Within the movie, he single-handedly drives off a hungry wolf pack threatening Belle, defeats the aforementioned badass Gaston, and rules his staff of [[BalefulPolymorph household objects]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking with an iron fist]].
* Smaug in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as befits a titanic dragon, voiced by Richard Boone. It really adds to the effect of his BadassBoast.
%% * ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Mufasa! A commanding voice literally fit the king of beasts. Shenzi certainly thinks so. "Oooooh.... say it again!"
%% ** ...Or Scar, in the German version.
* Hiro Hamada from ''Disney/BigHero6''. Even though Hiro's voice is not necessarily deep, but it is pretty low for a kid who is in his early teens.
* The strong, resourceful Jack Frost from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' may look like a teenager his voice is ''very deep and manly''.
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[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
%% * MilesGloriosus from ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', especially in the movie.
* The 1937 edition of ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'' featured Paul Robeson, professional baritone singer, as Ignosi. Ignosi is a brave warrior who returns to Kukuanaland, defeats the usurper King Twala in battle, and reclaims his throne. Since he's played by Paul Robeson, he gets to sing a couple of songs too.
* Many incarnations of Franchise/{{Batman}} have him lowering his voice while in costume to sound more menacing.
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane has a voice amplifier that gives him an extremely peculiar contrast between the trope (in vocal range) and jovial, eloquent word choice and mode of speech, in comparison with Creator/TomHardy's fairly nasal voice.
-->"You think darkness is your ally, but you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man. By then, it was nothing to me but blinding!"
* Creator/ChristopherLee sometimes played this when he wasn't playing [[EvilSoundsDeep villains]]. His voice was perfect when he played the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' role of [[TheGrimReaper Death]], since Terry Pratchett has always described Death's voice being deep and foreboding like the slamming of a coffin lid. Also, whenever Death speaks in the novels, his lines are rendered completely in upper-case. And who else, but Christopher Lee knows [[foldercontrol]]

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* Anyone played by Creator/VinDiesel.
* Thorin, as played by Creator/RichardArmitage, in ''Film/TheHobbit''. Warrior, rightful king returning, general monster-killing badass, and a baritone. He even gets to sing a song perfectly suited for his voice.
** Smaug has, by far, the [[EvilSoundsDeep deepest voice in the whole cast]]. And he's one [[TheDreaded hell of a dragon]].
* Mace Windu in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy (as a rule, any time Creator/SamuelLJackson is in the film's cast, expect his character to be one of these). Darth Vader is the more [[EvilSoundsDeep villainous]] example, courtesy of Creator/JamesEarlJones, but he's still one of the most badass villains on the screen.
* Another major Creator/SamuelLJackson example would be Nick Fury, BadassNormal BigGood to the mostly {{transhuman}} heroes of the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]].
%% * Riddick from the ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' series.
%% * Any character played by Ron Perlman.
* Creator/KevinGrevioux has an incredibly deep BassoProfundo voice, which led many people watching his character Raze in ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' to assume it had been altered in some way. He's also a GeniusBruiser, having degrees in microbiology and genetic engineering and having come up with the idea for the movie in the first place.
%% * [[Film/HarryPotter Severus Snape]].
* Film/JamesBond. With the exception of Creator/PierceBrosnan, all of Bond's incarnations have a deep, manly voice that perfectly suits a Casanova super spy, with Creator/SeanConnery's version arguably providing the deepest and manliest voice of them all.
* [[Film/ToKillAMockingBird Atticus Finch]], as played by Creator/GregoryPeck, a BadassPacifist and incorruptible attorney who fights to the bitter end to save an innocent black man's life.
* Roadblock from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''. He ''is'' played by Wrestling/DwayneJohnson.
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Creator/BenedictCumberbatch's John Harrison delivers {{Badass Boast}}s in a deep, chilling bass voice.
* Heimdall from the film version of ''{{Film/Thor}}'' has one, courtesy of Creator/IdrisElba. It gives him a very fitting air of gravitas. Creator/ChrisHemsworth as the titular thundergod has a powerful, deep voice as well, rather fittingly making him sound like the hero of an ancient epic.
* Likewise Elba's character Marshall Pentecost in Film/PacificRim. When he talks about cancellin' the Apocalypse, you believe him!
* Both Creator/IanMcKellen and Creator/MichaelFassbender pull this off as Magneto in the ''Film/XMen'' films. Magneto, both young and old, has a deep voice and has consistently proven himself as one of the most badass characters in the series.
* Franchise/{{Superman}} in ''Film/ManOfSteel''. Badass superhero played by Creator/HenryCavill.
* The titular Franchise/RoboCop is often depicted as having a deep, intimidating voice. Of course having some of the actors who've played him like Creator/PeterWeller and Creator/DavidSobolov (the latter in the ''Alpha Commando'' cartoon) naturally have deep voices helps, too.
* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', the eponymous character, an eight-hundred-years-old witch hunter, is played by Creator/VinDiesel, with all the voice the man brings to the part.
* Creator/CharltonHeston famously had one of the deepest, most heroic voices in the history of cinema, which is probably why he was a natural for playing larger than life heroes in films like ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', ''Film/BenHur'', etc.
* An early sign that short, frail, sickly [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Steve Rogers]] is destined for a life of [[SuperSoldier badassery]] is that he already sounds like Creator/ChrisEvans. Sure enough, he soon graduates directly to OneManArmy, and from that to [[UpToEleven leader of the Avengers]]. With that being said, off duty his voice softens to a warm and gentle, almost musically soft one that's as comforting as it is reassuring.
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[[folder:Literature]]
%% * Aral Vorkosigan of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' has a "scratchy" baritone, as does his RetiredBadass father.
%% * Earl Thorfinn, aka Theatre/{{Macbeth}} from Dorothy Dunnett's ''King Hereafter'' has a voice constantly described as "subterranean".
* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is very much a badass, and is described as having a resonant baritone.
** Also, Sanya. Knight of the Cross with a nice BassoProfundo voice, and the only person manly enough to make Dresden feel inadequate, being roughly of a height with Dresden and [[HuskyRusskie muscle-bound]] enough to make ''Michael'', who is notably strong, look puny, whereas Harry is all wiry muscle.
* Bahzell Bahnakson, chosen of the war god and demon slayer in Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/TheWarGods'' series speaks in deep voice, likely thanks to his unusually huge size.
%% * Every [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos Marine]] in [[NightLords Throne of Lies]] speaks in an [[EvilSoundsDeep unusually low]] voice, but Xarl, TheSquad's resident BloodKnight, is noticeably deeper.
%% * Derek Sagan of ''Literature/TheStarOfTheGuardians'' by MargaretWeis has a deep baritone.
* Death from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is described as having a voice like a lead coffin lid slamming, even if his voice is more felt than heard. It is rendered as [[/folder]]

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* Private Kolya Vlasov from David Benioff's City of Thieves. Quick-fisted fighter of cannibals who sings in a "strong, confident baritone".
* Admiral Augustus Khumalo of the Literature/{{Honorverse}}, whose [[FourStarBadass badassery]] was [[UnderestimatingBadassery severely underestimated]] by his fellows in the Royal Manticoran Navy, has a voice which is consistently referenced in the text as "deep", even in comparison to other male characters in the series.
* The Duke of Taunton in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series is both … when he uses his high head-voice. He is in fact a BassoProfundo RetiredBadass. And the ''retired'' bit is purely notional.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Fairtheora is described as having a deep and intimidating voice which suits his status as a TerrorHero and Royal Sentinel.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''{{Series/Arrow}}'':
** Both the Arrow and the Dark Archer use voice changers most of the time while in costume.
** Stephen Amell does this to great effect for Oliver Queen's private persona, too. The effect is a manifestation of character development, changing from the "[[PrettyBoy normal]]" voice that closely resembles Amell's natural tone in the initial flashbacks to the present-day [[LightningBruiser tone]].
* Any character played by Creator/JamesSpader is sure to be this, but the best example may be Raymond Reddington from ''Series/TheBlacklist''. He has an incredibly smooth, deep voice that is sheer pleasure to listen to, and he is easily the most dangerous character in the show (if you get on the wrong side of him, anyway).
* Walter White from ''Series/BreakingBad'' [[VocalEvolution becomes this eventually]]. He starts out with a quiet and non-threatening voice, but as the series goes on [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain and he and his actions become more despicable]], [[EvilSoundsDeep he grows into a very intimidating baritone]] mixed with GutturalGrowler.
%% * ''CityConfidential'' narrator Paul Winfield, and his successor, KeithDavid.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Fourth Doctor has an unusual, velvety voice about an octave deeper than all of the other Doctors. For the most part this is used to make the Doctor seem more commanding and suggest a gravitas he might otherwise disguise -- yeah, he comes in dressed in a ridiculous outfit handing out sweets and smiling at people, but no one with a voice like that could possibly be as weak and undistinguished as he initially [[ObfuscatingStupidity likes to appear]]. A couple of the more interesting exploitations: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Deadly Assassin"]], he speaks in a higher pitched voice while trying to [[JanitorImpersonationInfiltration appear beneath the notice of some other characters]]. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath "The Robots of Death"]], he develops one of his more specific NewPowersAsThePlotDemands when we discover Time Lord larynxes aren't affected by helium, just so he can continue sounding cool in one specific scene. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E5ThePowerOfKroll "The Power of Kroll"]], he generates a subsonic frequency that [[MakeMeWannaShout shatters a window]].
** The Twelfth Doctor has a gravelly voice with wide range, which can occasionally drop quite low. It's worth noticing that Creator/PeterCapaldi sometimes on purpose imitates Creator/TomBaker's voice, who played the aforementioned Fourth Doctor.
%% * Shepherd Book from ''{{Series/Firefly}}''.
* The cast of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' presents a wide array of delightful voices. On the lower side of the register we have:
** [[GameOfThronesHouseLannister Tywin Lannister]], played by Creator/CharlesDance. He sounded as intimidating as he looked.
** [[GameOfThronesHouseBolton Roose Bolton]], played by Creator/MichaelMcElhatton. His soft, deep and commanding voice ceirtanly made his scheming less annoying than Littlefinger's.
** Also Gregor Clegane as played by Ian Whyte in Season 2 (Season 1's Gregor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Up-PPR32Bs doesn't get enough dialogue to be sure]]).
** Ned Stark has quite a deep voice. Interestingly, he is more of a GutturalGrowler in his prime, as seen in the Season 6 flashback.
%% * Mason Makoola from ''Pair of Kings'', although he is a bass.
* [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Sherlock Holmes]] himself. You could mistake Creator/BenedictCumberbatch for Creator/AlanRickman if you had your eyes closed.
%% * Series/{{Skins}}: Gen 1's Sid, to some extent. His baritone next to Tony's tenor certainly evens the playing field.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' gave us Lieutenant Commander Worf, the only Klingon member of the Enterprise, and the resident ProudWarriorRaceGuy. Creator/MichaelDorn played Worf so gruff for so long that his voice actually got significantly deeper as a result.
* Ben Sisko in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' once punched Q in the face (while Q acted smug about it, he avoided [=DS9=] thereafter) and is one of the most badass captains in the Trek franchise. It's particularly convincing because he's played by Avery Brooks, whose voice is a rich baritone that even on a good day sounds like distant thunder - and in the later seasons of [=DS9=] Sisko has very few good days.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Castiel. Also, Creator/JensenAckles noticeably starts using a deeper voice in any extended conversation with him. It's like they're trying to out-badass each other. Creator/MishaCollins has said that he regrets it - he thought he would only be a guest star and was just trying to sound badass, but when he was brought back to be a [[AscendedExtra major supporting character]] he was forced to keep it, and finds using the voice so much to be annoying, difficult and mildly painful.
--> '''Creator/MishaCollins''': So in the first episode that Castiel shows up in, um — he's trying to communicate with Dean, and in so doing, his voice, his angelic voice, is exploding television sets and breaking windows — and so I, consummate guest star that I am, thought - oh, you know, I'm gonna do this [''deepens voice''], really deep, [[GutturalGrowler gravelly]], commanding, kickass, kind of window-breaking voice... And I may be running into medical problems now. It has been ''brutal'' on my throat.
* ''Series/{{Fargo}}'': Bear Gerhardt has a voice that could shake the fillings from your teeth. He also proves to be the most formidable Gerhardt brother.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Mark Sandman from Music/{{Morphine}} was this trope in spades, having a hypnotic, seductive voice that commanded respect and attention.
* The Swedish singer Roger Pontare is notable for his very deep voice both when talking and singing.
* Trace Adkins is a CountryMusic singer known as much for his bass-baritone voice as for his very tall, muscular stature and often masculine songs (e.g. "Hot Mama", "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk", etc.). Bonus points for having had a pinky finger reattached after an accident, and having survived getting run over by an off-road vehicle.
* Music/{{Metallica}}'s James Hetfield. Accidentally stepped into a pyrotechnic, and lived.
* Music/RingoStarr is this. He is a badass, despite allegedly not even being the best drummer in Music/TheBeatles, and listening to him sing will tell you that he is a baritone.
* Benjamin Burnley of Music/BreakingBenjamin is known for his deep, soulful voice that can [[CarefulWithThatAxe quickly descend]] into a MetalScream.
* Neil Peart of Music/{{Rush}}. In hearing him interviewed, his voice has a very deep register. With his tall (6'4") muscular build, he comes across as a CulturedBadass.
* Matt Berninger from Music/TheNational is one of the most well-known and acclaimed examples of a not only a baritone, but indeed a badass in modern indie music. You can watch any live performance this band has done, and still be completely blown away by Matt's vocal and stage performance every time.
* Joakim Brodén of Music/{{Sabaton}} definitely qualifies. Coupled with his huge physique and massive biceps (not to mention the steel vest he wears onstage), his deep, Swedish-accented voice defies expectations for the metal genre, which typically has higher, almost [[MetalScream screechy]] voices.
* Gianluca Ginoble of the opera trio Music/{{Il Volo}} is the baritone and the other two are tenors.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Charlie Anderson from TheMusical adaptation of ''{{Shenandoah}}''.
* Count Carl-Magus in ''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'' is certainly a manly man, if conceited and stupid, with a distinct baritone voice.
* Wotan in Creator/RichardWagner's ''Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen''. He's a bass-baritone, the ruler of the Gods, and he even has an eyepatch.
* Pick a Music/GiuseppeVerdi baritone role. Any of them. Good guy or villain, all badass.
** Meta-example: any baritone who can ''sing'' Verdi automatically qualifies. Rare though they may be, "Verdi Baritones" make ordinary baritones cower in fear.
** If basses count, Sparafucile from ''Rigoletto''. Assassin AND a man of honour. He never double-crosses anyone.
* DonGiovanni. He's THE MAN.
* [[FlyingDutchman Vanderdecken]] in ''[[Theatre/TheFlyingDutchman Der fliegende Holländer]]'' -- manly, dark, mysterious, bass-baritone.
* Escamillo from ''{{Carmen}}''. You know, the guy who sings [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoV2YOjFowY that]] [[LargeHam impossibly hammy song]] about [[IAmSong how cool toreros are]]. Standing in front of a rampaging bull as your day job makes you a badass per definition.
* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'': InspectorJavert. Baritone or bass-baritone required, and he's badass enough to have his own trope. (Ask Patron-Minette how he arrested seven armed bandits plus a MamaBear (who counts herself as two) alone.)
%% ** Enjolras is also played by a baritone and, as charismatic leader of the Friends of the ABC, qualifies.
%% * Sweeney Todd usually, though the Burton interpretation sent this to hell in a handcart. Also [[SexIsEvil The Judge]].
%% * Macheath in ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''
%% * Depending on the actor, ThePhantomOfTheOpera (the role has been played by both tenors and baritones).
* The indisputably badass Beast from ''Theatre/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is a solid baritone role, as is the equally badass (though much more arrogant about it) villain Gaston.
%% * Listen to Brian Stokes Mitchell sing "Impossible Dream," and you'll realize [[ManOfLaMancha Don Quixote de La Mancha]] qualifies.
%% * In the opera ''Theatre/TheGoldenTicket'', the whimsical but undeniably amazing Willy Wonka is a bass-baritone!
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** Expert sniper Garrus Vakarian, infamous mercenary Zaeed Massani, and unmatched assassin Thane Krios have the deepest voices on your team.
** David Anderson has Creator/KeithDavid's distinctive baritone, and is no slouch in a direct fight despite being a naval officer. Most of his badassery is offscreen or in his history - but direct comparisons to [[PlayerCharacter Shepard's]] service record are easily available.
** Urdnot Wrex has a very deep, booming voice. Notably, he typically speaks rather quietly, but is no less menacing for it. He also spends the time between the first and second games headbutting his way to dominance over an entire culture of {{Blood Knight}}s, and his first appearance in the ''Citadel'' DLC for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' involves him taking down an entire shuttle full of heavily armed and armoured mercenaries by himself, unarmed.
** It's a krogan trait. Your other krogan squadmate, Grunt, is a genetically-engineered [[SuperSoldier perfect krogan]] with an incredible healing factor, and one of only two characters who can wield the [[{{BFG}} Claymore shotgun]], the other being Shepard themself. He's voiced by Creator/SteveBlum.
** The Reapers all have voices so deep that they echo off basically any scenery. They are an endless fleet of species-killing living warships who have a billion-year history of slaughter behind them.
%% * Angeal from ''VideoGame/CrisisCore: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' fits the trope nicely.
* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
** Kratos Aurion from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', voiced by Fumihiko Tachiki, a former blues singer. Kratos has a very deep, slightly smokey voice and his first appearance in the game? [[BigDamnHeroes Saving the party from a boss that is too tough for them]]. In the English dub, Creator/CamClarke also gives him a very low, gruff voice that's just as good, if not better.
** Gaius from the [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia Xillia]] [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2 games]]. Voiced by Creator/TravisWillingham in English and Creator/RyotaroOkiayu in Japanese. Both have very deep voices, Travis perhaps a bit deeper than Ryotaro, and Gaius is the ultimate badass character in Xillia. He's the BigBad of the first game, became king of Auj Oule ''because'' [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority he can kick your ass into next week]] and even won the tournament without a Lilium Orb ''at age twelve''. His badass tendencies didn't stop in the second game, despite taking [[TookALevelInKindness a level in kindness]].
** The best ''Tales'' example yet has to go to [[VideoGame/TalesofVesperia Yuri Lowell]], voiced by Creator/TroyBaker in stark contrast to his LongHairedPrettyBoy design.
%% * Alucard from VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight. A bit of a contrast with his [[{{Bishonen}} appearance]].
%% * The Grand Oak of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' definitely fits this trope. Bonus points since he ''RhymesOnADime''.
* Fenris of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has a deep husky voice despite his {{Bishonen}} elf look. But then, one of the things he does on a regular basis is reaching into an enemy's chest and crush his heart.
** The Arishok has one of the deepest voices in the game. He's basically a mountain of perfectly sculpted muscle who makes even the other qunari look small, and is [[ThatOneBoss one of the most difficult bosses in the game]]. Of note is his arsenal in his boss fight: [[OneHandedZweihander a two-handed axe and a longsword]] [[DualWield at the same time]].
%% ** [[PosthumousCharacter Malcom]] [[BadassBookworm Hawke]], father of the player character, as well. He has the same voice as male! Hawke, only pitched much lower.
* Auron from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has a deep, guttural voice. He's a {{Ronin}}-themed warrior with all the killing power you'd expect from a Final Fantasy character, plus an armour-piercing sword, who clawed himself back from the grave to keep a promise, and periodically uses the flask of booze on his belt to create nonstandard results, such as ''fire and black holes''.
%% * [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]], in both the DS remake of ''[=FFIV=]'' and ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''.
%% ** [[TheLancer Kain]] as well, but only [[LiamOBrien in English]]. Creator/KoichiYamadera's vocal stylings are still somewhat deep, but not Creator/ChristianBale-[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] so.
%% * Most incarnations of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' BigBad Xehanort have kickass voices, but one in particular stands out. Hint: it's the one voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto.
%% ** Billy Zane as Ansem/Xehanort's Heartless and Paul St. Peter as Xemnas are certainly no slouches in this department either.
%% * Big Band, from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', oh so very much.
%% * The Heavy from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' stands out as having perhaps the deepest voice of the cast.
%% ** Although the Sniper comes in at a close second.
%% * Any character voiced by KeithDavid is almost guaranteed to be this. Vhailor from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', The Arbiter from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' (notable for being the [[TheStoic least hammy]] [[EliteMook Elite]]), and Captain Anderson from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' come to mind.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise, most male [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] speak this way, with the [[TheHero Master Chief]] especially having a very recognizable smooth baritone (which sounds even deeper due to that he [[TheStoic hardly ever raises his voice]]). On the other side, every male [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sangheili]][=/=][[ReportingNames Elite]] has a very deep voice, with some also fitting under GutturalGrowler (incidentally, ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' gives Sangheili females a similar ContraltoOfDanger). The [[KillerSpaceMonkey Jiralhanae]][=/=][[ReportingNames Brutes]], meanwhile, have voices so deep and [[GutturalGrowler rough]] they border on BassoProfundo.
%% * Meta Knight in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' speaks in a deep, gravelly voice. He's also the only character in the game who administrators are considering ''[[GameBreaker banning from tournament play]]'' because he's "too powerful".
* From the ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' universe, while most named male Protoss we meet "speak" in a smooth tenor, [[DarkIsNotEvil Zera]][[OldMaster tul]] has a deep, slightly gravely baritone voice ([[TheOtherDarrin voices]], rather). On the human side, [[ScaryBlackMan Gabriel Tosh]] has a deep voice coupled with a Caribbean accent, while Tychus Findlay's smooth and very deep baritone (almost a basso) is accompanied by a smooth Southern drawl.
--> '''Tychus''': Those people aren't ready for the raw sex appeal I'd inject into their gray little lives...
%% ** Speaking of ''BlizzardEntertainment'', every character played by Chris Metzen.
%% ** Lor'themar Theron became one of these once he got a [[GideonEmery unique voice actor]] and a more noticeable in-game personality.
%% * Ezio Auditore da Firenze from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''. His voice gradually deepens as he gets older, in addition to growing a BadassBeard.
* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** ''VideoGame/Persona2'': In ''Innocent Sin'', stoic badass Tatsuya Suou has a ''very'' deep voice for a high schooler, even considering that he's already eighteen. In ''Eternal Punishment'', ''all'' of the male party members have deep voices, though it's justified by most of them being working adults; Katsuya Suou is an elite detective, Baofu is a shady criminal who can kill you with nothing but a single coin, and Kei Nanjo is already [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} quite experienced at dealing with Persona-related incidents]].
** ''VideoGame/Persona3'': Shinjiro Aragaki has an imposing baritone, his friend Akihiko Sanada has a smoother one, and the two are the most physically imposing members of the team; Akihiko is a star boxer, while Shinjiro can single-handedly intimidate entire gangs.
** ''VideoGame/Persona4'': TheAce [[CanonName Yu Narukami]] has a smooth baritone befitting of the Investigation Team's level-headed leader, while delinquent Kanji Tatsumi has a rough baritone befitting of a physical powerhouse who once took down an entire biker gang single-handedly.
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': The protagonist has a fairly deep voice that becomes particularly evident whenever he's in PhantomThief mode, and his [[GuardianEntity Persona]] Arsene has a baritone that borders on being downright sinister. Yusuke Kitagawa has an even deeper baritone that belies his effeminate appearance and artistic inclinations, but perfectly fits him being one of your team's hardest hitters.
%% * Harman Smith, voiced by Dwight Schultz, in ''VideoGame/Killer7''
* Shao Kahn and Quan Chi in ''{{Mortal Kombat}}'' have this. They are also serve as the announcers for various installments.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', Legate Lanius from the base game, [[Creator/KeithSzarabajka Joshua Graham]] from the Honest Hearts DLC and Ulysses from the Lonesome Road DLC are all badass and have very deep voices. Doubly notable for being [[TheStoic extremely cool, competent, and collected]] and none of them use profanity in a game where it is plentiful.
** Fallout 2 gave us Frank Horrigan, an enormous, mutated high ranking member of the Enclave, with a voice as deep as the ocean. He also fits the Badass criteria [[ThatOneBoss VERY, VERY well.]] There was also Marcus, a mutant who'd been a member of the Master's army, then founded his own town after the Master's death, where he still serves as sheriff. Give him a hand, and he can join you in running around melting Enclave goons with a plasma rifle. Being voiced by Creator/MichaelDorn certainly helps in the baritone department.
* Big Band, from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', is a LargeAndInCharge {{Cyborg}} with [[InstrumentOfMurder brass instrument-themed armaments]] and an incredibly deep voice to match.
* [[KeithDavid Vhailor]] from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' definitely counts since he's basically the avatar of justice and wields an axe so heavy that ''literary'' no one else can lift it.
** Even more impressive than the above-mentioned Vhailor is [[spoiler: The Transcendent One]] voiced by Creator/TonyJay. He's also a PhysicalGod.
** Let's not forget the main character. He may not be an avatar of justice, but he's actually [[spoiler: one of the most powerful living beings in all of existence, [[PhysicalGod on par with any of the gods]], and capable of literally anything he wills, as long as his ''[[CentralTheme belief]]'' is strong enough.]]
** Dak'kon has a very dark and raspy voice and wields a sword that, if used correctly, can ''cut a hole in reality''.
%% * [[ScaryBlackMan Lee]] [[GeniusBruiser Everett]] of ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead''.
%% * Jazz from ''VideoGame/EternalSonata''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJWFz5SPB5k Here, have an example.]]
%% * A few ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' characters have this, like Deus, Asura and the Rasho Mooks.
%% * [[StreetFighter Guile's]] voice has become deeper as the series advances. His latest VA's are Creator/HirokiYasumoto and Creator/TravisWillingham, and that says a lot.
%% ** Also [[TomomichiNishimura Bi]][[Creator/NorioWakamoto son]], [[Creator/TomomichiNishimura Akuma]], [[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa Charlie]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Thunder Hawk]], [[Creator/AkioOhtsuka Se]][[Creator/MichaelMcConnohie th]], [[Creator/WataruTakagi Zan]][[Creator/KentaMiyake gief]], [[FinalFight Guy]]...
%% * Logan Cunningham, the voice of the Narrator in the game Bastion. As Yahtzee said in his review, it sounds like his voice has been replaced with a "chocolate profiterole."
* Solid Snake, the hero of the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series, has a deep, booming voice.
* In [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]], [[AwesomeMcCoolname Ulfric Stormcloak]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy is a]] [[RebelLeader manly]] [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething man]] and he most definitely has a manly voice to prove it (naturally, since he's voiced by Vladimir Kulich). May overlap with EvilSoundsDeep depending on your stance on the Skyrim Civil War.
** There's also [[BadassGrandpa Kodlak Whitemane]], Harbinger of the Companions (which translates to 'unofficial leader of the province's ancient and sacred order of badasses for hire.)
** Paarthurnax, an old and powerful dragon who helps the main character in his quest. He is a remarkable example because he is voiced by Creator/CharlesMartinet, who is best known for voicing [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]].
* Adam Jensen, the OneManArmy PlayerCharacter of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', has a very low voice with [[SmokingIsCool extra huskiness from the smoking habit]].
* Both [[Creator/MasakiTerasoma Basi]][[PatrickSeitz lio]] and [[TakehitoKoyasu Lon]][[Creator/TravisWillingham 'qu]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' have very deep voices and great stat growths, with Basilio's badass nature getting mentioned several times in-story.
** Not to mention Prince Chrom, as voiced by Creator/MatthewMercer. He's the leader of the Shepherds, after all.
* Proto Man, Videogame/MegaManClassic's older brother who is known for helping him out and giving him advice throwout the latter's adventures and is at least similarly as powerful, is portrayed in ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'' as having a voice like this.
* Knuckles from the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series has a noticeably deep voice when voiced by Scott Drier in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' and ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''. This fits his previous characterization as the calm and stoic loner.
** Shadow's voice tends to be low and booming with the exception of his voice actors David Humprey and Kirk Thorton.
** In English, Espio sports one of the deepest voices among the other two members of The Chaotix, Vector and Charmy, despite only being 16 (compare this to similarly-aged characters or even Vector, who is four years Espio's senior). Coupled with his lack of eccentricities, this only serves to make Espio come across as even more serious. He's more of a tenor in Japanese.
** Metal Sonic was suddenly given this in ''Sonic Heroes'' but it's Sonic's voice with an electronic makeover.
* The announcer of each ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' title have deep and wickedly awesome voices.
* The leader of the Broken Lords of ''Videogame/EndlessLegend'' speaks with a deep, slightly echoing voice; the former comes from being a knight, the latter from becoming a suit of AnimatedArmor. Crosses with EvilSoundsDeep, as the Broken Lords are widely considered to be soulless monsters because they must [[LifeDrinker drain Dust from other creatures to sustain their bodies]].
* TheProtagonist from Videogame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf, [[RoleCalled the titular]] Akatsuki, is a former HumanPopsicle who travels through East Asia to fulfill the mission he couldn't complete 50 years ago, [[TheUnfettered and kicks ass all around to get that done]]. [[Creator/ShinobuMatsumoto His voice]] is surprisingly deep for a fighting game lead, probably because it creates quite a contrast between his still-youthful looks and his [[OlderThanTheyLook actual age.]]
* [[ScaryBlackMan Rodin]] shows off how ''extremely'' deep his voice is while beating up angels in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}.''
* Sol Badguy in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is the [[RatedMForManly manliest]] [[BadassBookworm nerd]] ever, and he's on a [[GottaKillThemAll mission to hunt down and wipe out]] an entire race of destructive {{Eldritch Abomination}}s because he had a hand in creating them and unleashing them on the world, [[WasOnceAMan nevermind he's one himself]]. Luckily he has a rough, deep, action hero-esque voice to go with his backstory. Special mention needs to go to his English voice in ''Xrd'', thank you very much, Creator/TroyBaker. His voice was also pretty deep back when he was an AuthorAvatar for Creator/DaisukeIshiwatari.
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' has Meta Knight, who has very deep VoiceGrunting in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', and in his only fully voiced appearances, namely in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', also has a very low voice. He also more than qualifies for the badass part of this trope, given his title as [[WorldsStrongestMan The Strongest Warrior]] [[LargeHamTitle In The Galaxy]] and MasterSwordsman status.
* VideoGame/DukeNukem has a silky-smooth baritone courtesy of Creator/JonStJohn. The fact that he's singlehandedly wiped out two alien invasions ''and'' halted the work of several evil scientists on multiple occasions just puts the "badass" in Badass Baritone.
* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' has Gabriel Angelos, especially when he's voiced by Creator/PaulDobson. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI4czKLL6i0 Hear for yourself]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
%% * Cecil Baldwin from [[Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale Welcome to Night Vale]].
* Lie Ren of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', voiced by Creator/MontyOum and by his brother Neath after [[AuthorExistenceFailure Monty's passing in February 2015]]. Lie Ren is an adept fighter whose CrowningMomentOfAwesome so far has been stopping a giant snake with his bare hands, [[EyeScream skewering it through the eye]] with one of it's own fangs, and then punching it through it's head so hard it ''explodes''! Amusingly, despite his deep baritone, Ren is a {{Bishonen}}.
** [[TheBigGuy Yatsuhashi Daichi]] of Team CFVY has an even deeper and scarier voice, that is when [[TheQuietOne he]] bothers to say anything. The man really is a mountain, towering over the rest of the cast and hefting a massive {{BFS}}.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' AbridgedSeries WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries has Thrackorzod-their version of Sweetie Belle-who has very noticeable deep voice. [[spoiler: Fitting, as she's secretly an EldritchAbomination.]]
** Also Princess Celestia has this going for her, fitting a feared tyrant, if not for a princess.
* Another MLP AbridgedSeries called ''WebVideo/MajorLeaguePony'' gives a Nightmare Moon a voice worthy of the best of villains.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
%% * ComicBook/LexLuthor as voiced by Creator/ClancyBrown in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.
%% ** Franchise/{{Batman}} as voiced by Creator/KevinConroy as well, especially when Batman is older, demonstrated in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PETk8eBbfN0 this video.]]
%% ** {{Darkseid}} as voiced in both the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwLZu_X8YBE English]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v6UXDxkXQE&feature=related Latin American]] dub.
%% ** Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart, as voiced by Creator/PhilLaMarr. In a DVD feature about the voice cast, Lamarr recounts a particularly bass-heavy recording session:
%%-->'''Creator/PhilLaMarr''': I remember one episode… Everybody was speaking in, like, bass tones. There was Clancy Brown and, I think, Creator/PowersBoothe, and [[Creator/CarlLumbly Carl [Lumbly]]] was here, Kevin Conroy was here in the studio.
%%-->'''Creator/AndreaRomano''': And you. You were there.
%%-->'''Phil Lamarr''': Yes, I was doing my low voice… To the point where you were just feeling it through the floor. Like (puts hands over ground) "Was that a good take?"
* Played for laughs in the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Dee Dee Be Deep". Dexter tried to improve his sister Dee Dee's [[DreadfulMusician awful singing voice]] with one of his inventions, but thanks to Dee Dee messing around with it she became a very exaggerated baritone. While she didn't get into the school choir, it worked out for her in the end; she joined a Barbershop Quartet instead.
%% * Goliath from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. His voice is practically deeper that those of the other characters. Only natural, since he's voiced by Creator/KeithDavid.
%% * The main character of ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' (as well as a [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy number]] of [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold characters]] voiced by DiedrichBader).
%% * Bracket, Tennie's father in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}''.
* Tirek in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' starts out with a [[EvilSoundsRaspy frail, raspy voice]], but once he regains his strength via draining pony magic, he develops a [[EvilSoundsDeep guttural, booming voice]] to go with his massive, muscular frame.
** King Sombra has an even deeper voice, courtesy of PowerEchoes.
* ''Megabyte'', the resident BigBad and MagnificentBastard of ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}''. He retained that certain refined bass voice, courtesy of Creator/TonyJay, even as he became more feral and dangerous throughout the series, which made him all the more terrifying.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury'', [[BigBad Moriarty]] is given a pretty elegant yet menacing baritone.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** Kanan Jarrus, as voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr. The only other characters in the ''entire'' series who have deeper voices than he does are '''Darth Vader''' (voiced by James Earl Jones, naturally), and mysterious Force-wielder the Bendu (voiced by Creator/TomBaker, of all people).
** After his HeelFaceTurn, [[spoiler:Agent Kallus, as voiced by David Oyelowo, qualifies]]. He was originally EvilSoundsDeep.
* ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}''' Optimus Prime is universally this, especially when portrayed by Creator/PeterCullen, with a voice so deep and weighty it would crush the vocalizers of lesser 'bots.
%% ** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is ''full'' of these. [[Creator/PeterCullen Optimus Prime]] (of course), [[Creator/FrankWelker Megatron]], [[Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson Bulkhead]], [[Creator/DwayneJohnson Cliffjumper]], Wheeljack, [[Creator/MichaelIronside Ultra Magnus]], [[Creator/SteveBlum Starscream]], [[spoiler:Soundwave]], [[Creator/DavidSobolov Shockwave]], [[Creator/AdamBaldwin Breakdown]], Skyquake, [[Creator/TonyTodd Dreadwing]], [[Creator/PeterMensah Predaking]], Unicron, Agent Fowler, and [[Creator/ClancyBrown Silas]].
* Black Beetle in ''{{WesternAnimation/Young Justice}}''. Then again, his voice actor is Creator/KevinGrevioux.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/ChristopherLee. Played many of the [[Film/HammerHorror most]] [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun iconic]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings villains]] in film history, aided much due to his magnificent baritone voice. He was also a trained operatic singer, a metalhead, spoke at least [[{{Omniglot}} five languages fluently]], was a MasterSwordsman, and was a member of the Special Operations Executive during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (whose exploits inspired the character of Literature/JamesBond — created by his step-cousin and war buddy Creator/IanFleming).
%% * Creator/KeithDavid
%% * Creator/TimCurry.
%% * Creator/LiamNeeson
%% * Creator/AlanRickman
%% * Creator/JeremyIrons
%% * Vladimir Kulich.
%% * Musician First Class Courtney R. Williams, Concert Moderator for the United States Navy Concert Band.
%% * Till Lindeman of Music/{{Rammstein}}. His normal speaking voice is actually [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r__RTqqmeGI surprisingly high-pitched]] and gentle, compared to his singing voice in most (not all, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvePEzdMI-M case in point]]) Rammstein songs.
* Creator/SteveBlum. With a voice generally considered to be one of the deepest among current voice actors, he's always cast as playing a badass with few exceptions. He was also in a metal band in his youth, although he didn't sing.
* Music/JohnnyCash, ladies. His voice is very deep and adds to the effect of the music.
%% * Creator/MichaelMcConnohie, one of the closest we have to an English-speaking Norio Wakamoto.
%% * The late Peter Steele of ''Music/TypeONegative.''
* Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin of Jag Panzer. He can (and does) go higher, but his natural register is baritone and he's the living embodiment of badass in metal. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgN2VJ2JsZ8 I'M A MAN WHO SHOWS NO MERCY FOR THE WEAK!]]
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker. Walking, talking embodiment of badass. Once got [[ManOnFire set on fire by his pyro]] and ''never broke character''.
%% * Japanese singers Takayuki Miyauchi (known for singing the [[AwesomeMusic awesome]] opening song to ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'') and IsaoSasaki aka "The Japanese ElvisPresley".
%% * {{Gackt}}'s voice is surprisingly deep for such a [[DudeLooksLikeALady feminine-looking guy]], and his songs are pretty awesome as well.
%% * Among Mexican dubbers, the big prize for ''the'' deep and badass voice-overs goes to Creator/GerardoReyero (who's actually a bass). Though it's not to say that guys like Mario Castañeda, Gabriel Basurto and Marcos Patiño are slouches either.
* Creator/JamesEarlJones is made of this. There is a reason that he is always associated with Darth Vader, simply because the voice is so iconic and badass.
%% * The late Creator/TonyJay, so much that he was usually typecast as [[EvilSoundsDeep villains]].
%% * The late Creator/DonLaFontaine.
* Creator/BenedictCumberbatch. Often cast as a BadassBookworm or military man, with a very, ''very'' deep voice. It only gets distorted further when he plays Smaug, as mentioned further above.
%% * Creator/RichardArmitage.
* Voice actor Creator/TravisWillingham is also very much this in many of his roles!
%% * Ettore Bastianini, a famous Italian operatic baritone in the 1950-60s.
%% * Creator/PatrickSeitz.
%% * Creator/JamiesonPrice.
%% * Creator/LiamOBrien.
%% * Creator/DCDouglas
%% * Creator/RyuzaburoOhtomo.
%% * Creator/DaisukeIshiwatari, as the voice of [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]] and [[VideoGame/BattleFantasia Freed Velez]].
%% * Creator/FredTatasciore tends to play these roles, with good reason whenever he's not playing monster roles and the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk.
%% * The late, great Creator/DaisukeGouri.
%% * Creator/GeorgeTakei
%% ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WahBH9sANg&feature=player_detailpage#t=25s OH MY...]]
%% * Creator/LanceHenriksen.
%% * Creator/CrispinFreeman.
%% * Creator/AkioOhtsuka
* Creator/BrianBlessed is no exception to this rule. Large in both size and [[LargeHam hamminess]], his voice can sound rather deep when he's a bit more quiet.
%% * Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson.
* The late [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Dailey Mark Dailey]] of [=CityTV=] in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}. Originally a crime reporter and good friend of the Toronto police, he frequently did live voice-overs between programs and, by the time of his passing in 2010, he was a regular anchor on the evening news and was considered "the voice" of the channel.
-->'''Mark Dailey''': [[StationIdentification This is CityTV,]] ''[[CatchPhrase everywhere]]''.
* UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson. Back in his high school days, was captain of his High School wrestling team, going undefeated. Having a PHD in Astrophysics doesn't hurt his badass cred either.
%% * Creator/YulBrynner, to an extent.
%% * James Remar.
%% * Creator/PatrickWarburton.
%% * Creator/IdrisElba.
%% * Creator/ClancyBrown
* Creator/SamElliott -- the voice you think of when you hear (or say), "'''Beef...it's what's for dinner'''".
%% * Creator/TakehitoKoyasu
* Creator/DavidSobolov has a deep voice that he has used to great effect, voicing roles such as ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs Lobo]], and [[WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan Drax The Destroyer]].
* Science has shown this to be TruthInTelevision. Research shows a strong correlation between the depth of a man's voice and his physical capability. This is due to Testosterone affecting both physical strength and the status of the Larynx. There are notable exceptions, of course, with Mike Tyson, for instance, probably being the most famous inversion, but these are few and far between. Interesting thing to note is that this only applies to men. There doesn't appear to be any strong correlation between the depth of a woman's voice and their Badassery.
* Creator/MichaelDorn. His voice has gotten ''deeper'' thanks to playing Worf for so long on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and its subsequent films, as well as ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
* [[Music/MichaelJackson MICHAEL JACKSON]] believe it or not was said to have a pretty deep speaking voice, with the effeminate whimper being a put-on due to how much he disliked it. There are a few videos and voice recordings were it can be heard. [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TmESAFmuzv4 This one, for example.]]
* Voice actor Creator/JMichaelTatum is this, while in Real life he has a medium sounding voice a lot of his roles are deep voiced men.
* Even without the effects added to his voice as Franchise/RoboCop, Creator/PeterWeller has a pretty deep voice suited for such a character. [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns He even voiced another character that's frequently depicted with this trope]].
* Creator/KevinGrevioux naturally has a very deep, bass voice that's been put to good use as the aforementioned Black Beetle and Raze, as well as [[WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Terrax]], [[WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH the Super-Skrull]], and [[spoiler: Clayface impersonating]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman Solomon Grundy]]. He's also RealLife GeniusBruiser, having co-wrote ''Underworld'' (and even being the one he came up with the science for it) and wrote the original ''Film/IFrankenstein'' comic.
* Matt [=LeBlanc=]'s speaking voice [[https://youtu.be/HWY9CgaJVDg?t=2m26s has become much, much lower]] than most people remember from his time on ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
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