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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:

# [[CaptainObvious 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.

See also EvilSoundsDeep, GutturalGrowler, PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep 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 Sc]][[Creator/KentaMiyake ar]], 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.
** [[Creator/YujiUeda Solf. J]][[Creator/HiroyukiYoshino . 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/OnePiece'': Crocodile is a former boss of a mass criminal syndicate as well as being a former Shichibukai. He has one of the deepest (if not THE deepest) voice(s) in the series to boot.
%% ** 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 [[DaisukeGouri original voice actor]]'s death.
%% * Dutch from ''Anime/BlackLagoon''
%% ** [[TaitenKusunoki Boris]] also.
* [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Alu]][[Creator/CrispinFreeman card]] from ''{{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}}'': [[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.
%% * ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Gaara as dubbed by Liam O'Brien. Also his Japanese [[AkiraIshida seiyuu.]]
%% ** Shino, Zabuza, Kakuzu, Neji, Kyuubi, A and Guy and a few others.
%% ** Kakashi, Itachi, Pain, Madara.
* Souther from ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' has a voice that might well be deeper than is actually naturally possible. Oddly enough, Toki the KungFuJesus has his own Badass Baritone going on. The main character, Kenshiro, prefers high-pitched "A-TA-TA" sounds.
* Whenever English dub Version of [[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 Super Saiyan 4...
%% ** The Brazilian dub turned Frieza into one of this.
%% * HidekatsuShibata: Voiced [[Manga/{{Naruto}} The Third Hokage]], [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist King]] [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Bradley]] and [[Manga/FairyTail Igneel]].
%% * JamiesonPrice: Voiced [[GurrenLagann Lord Genome]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} First Hokage]], The Count in [[{{Gankutsuou}} The Count of Monte Cristo]], and a few others.
%% ** [[Anime/DigimonSavers Digimon Data Squad's]] Commander Sampson qualifies, as does [[TaitenKusunoki his original Japanese counterpart.]]
%% * Creator/JojiNakata: [[HighschoolOfTheDead Soichiro Takagi]], [[{{Hellsing}} Alucard]], [[YumekuiMerry Chaser John Doe]], [[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 ''SoulEater'' actually invokes this trope - his voice is normally quite high-pitched, but drops several octaves during LetsGetDangerous moments.
%% * The English dub of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' gave Mewtwo this type of voice.
%% * 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 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. YoshimasaHosoya's performance is particularly deep compared to some of his other notable roles.
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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]]
%% * MilesGloriosus from ''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 Tom Hardy'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!"
* ChristopherLee sometimes plays this when he isn't playing [[EvilSoundsDeep villains]]. His voice is perfect when he plays 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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* Thorin, as played by Richard Armitage, 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. Darth Vader is the more [[EvilSoundsDeep villainous]] example, but he's still one of the most badass villains on the screen.
%% ** As a rule, though, anytime Creator/SamuelLJackson is in the film's cast, expect his character to be one of these.
%% ** Same for Creator/JamesEarlJones.
%% * [[Film/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]].
%% * Riddick from the ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' series.
%% * Any character played by Ron Perlman.
* Kevin Grevioux 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.
%% * [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa.]]
%% ** Oooooh.... say it again!
%% ** ...Or Scar, in the German version.
%% * [[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 GregoryPeck, a BadassPacifist and incorruptible attorney who fights to the bitter end to save an innocent black man's life.
%% * Roadblock from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': 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 Idris Elba. It gives him a very fitting air of gravitas.
* 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.
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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 in DavidWeber's TheWarGods series.
%% * 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".
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Castiel. Also, Jensen Ackles 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.
%% * ''CityConfidential'' narrator Paul Winfield, and his successor, KeithDavid.
%% * Shepherd Book from ''{{Series/Firefly}}''.
%% * 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.
%% ** Which is funny considering that in one short story his voice is described as strident.
%% * Main/{{Skins}}: Gen 1's Sid, to some extent. His baritone next to Tony's tenor certainly evens the playing field.
%% * The Fourth Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho''.
%% * Tywin Lannister from ''{{Game of Thrones}}''. 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]]).
%% * On {{Series/Arrow}}, both Oliver and the Dark Archer use voice changers most of the time while in costume.
* 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.
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[[folder:Music]]
%% * Ben Burnley from BreakingBenjamin distinguishes himself from similar singers such as Chino Moreno from the {{Deftones}} or Maynard James Keenan from {{Tool}} by having a distinctive, deep and soulful voice.
%% * 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/{{Ringo Starr}} is this. He is a badass, despite allegedly not even being the best drummer in [[Music/TheBeatles the Beatles]], and listening to him sing will tell you that he is a baritone.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
%% * Charlie Anderson from TheMusical adaptation of ''{{Shenandoah}}''.
* Count Carl-Magus in ''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 {{Verdi}} 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=8Nzsh60MQto that]] [[LargeHam impossibly hammy song]] about [[IAmSong how cool toreros are]].
* ''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]]
%% * Garrus Vakarian, David Anderson, Zaeed Massani, Thane Krios and especially the Reapers from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' all have deep, distinctive voices.
%% * Angeal from ''CrisisCore: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' fits the trope nicely.
%% * Kratos Aurion from VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia, who has the same seiyu as [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kenpachi.]]
%% * 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''.
%% * The Arishok of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''.
* 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.
%% ** [[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 voice bordering on GutturalGrowler.
%% * [[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 ''{{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 ''{{Halo}}'' (notable for being the [[TheStoic least hammy]] [[EliteMook Elite]]), and Captain Anderson from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' come to mind.
%% * Jorge-052 from ''HaloReach'', all the way.
%% * 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 [[{{Badass}} "too powerful".]]
%% * Tychus Findlay of ''{{Starcraft}} II'' has a voice that makes Barry White sound like a boy soprano.
%% ** 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.
%% * [[Creator/KazuyaNakai Shinjiro]] [[BadassLongCoat Aragaki]] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' in the original Japanese version.
%% ** Although Grant George's English voice is hardly high pitched itself.
%% * Harman Smith, voiced by Dwight Schultz, in ''{{Killer7}}''
%% * Shao Kahn and Quan Chi in ''{{Mortal Kombat}}''
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', Legate Lanius from the base game, [[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.]]
* Big Band, from ''{{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.
** 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 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 TravisWillingham, and that says a lot.
%% ** Also [[TomomichiNishimura Bi]][[Creator/NorioWakamoto son]], [[TomomichiNishimura Akuma]], [[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."
* 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]], harbringer of the Companions.
%% ** Paarthurnax, made all the more impressive 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 [[MasakiTerasoma Basi]][[PatrickSeitz lio]] and [[TakehitoKoyasu Lon]][[TravisWillingham 'qu]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' have very deep voices and great stat growths, with Basilio's badass nature getting mentioned several times in-story.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Urdnot Wrex has a very deep, booming voice. 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.
* 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.
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%% [[folder:Web Original]]
%% * Cecil Baldwin from [[Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale Welcome to Night Vale]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
%% * No one has a baritone like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]! Except Beast.
%% * Goliath from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. His voice is practically deeper that those of the other characters. Only natural, since he's voiced by KeithDavid.
%% * The main character of ''KorgothOfBarbaria'' (as well as a [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy number]] of [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold characters]] voiced by DiedrichBader).
%% * SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor as voiced by Creator/ClancyBrown in TheDCAU.
%% ** Franchise/{{Batman}} as voiced by 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.
%% ** GreenLantern John Stewart, as voiced by PhilLamarr. In a DVD feature about the voice cast, Lamarr recounts a particularly bass-heavy recording session:
-->'''PhilLamarr''': I remember one episode… Everybody was speaking in, like, bass tones. There was Clancy Brown and, I think, Powers Boothe, and Carl [Lumbly] was here, Kevin Conroy was here in the studio.
-->'''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?"

* ''{{Transformers}}''' Optimus Prime is universally this, 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]].
* Smaug in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as befits a titanic dragon. It really adds to the effect of his BadassBoast.
%% * In ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury'', Moriarty.
* ''Megabyte,'' the resident BigBad and MagnificentBastard of ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}''. He retained that certain refined bass voice even as he became more feral and dangerous throughout the series, which made him all the more terrifying. Voiced by Creator/TonyJay.
%% * Bracket, Tennie's father in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}''.
* Black Beetle in ''{{WesternAnimation/Young Justice}}''.
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* Creator/ChristopherLee. Played many of the [[HammerHorror most]] [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun iconic]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings villains]] in film history, aided much due to his magnificent baritone voice. He's also a trained operatic singer, a metalhead, speaks at least [[{{Omniglot}} five languages fluently]], is 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).
%% * KeithDavid
%% * TimCurry.
%% * Creator/LiamNeeson
%% * AlanRickman
%% * 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.
* Despite common depictions, this trope is subverted in the two most legitimately {{badass}} American presidents: UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln is said to have had a shrill, nasal voice and UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt had a mid-range voice - his voice was the first president's to ever be recorded and a sample can be found [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Roosevelt_-_Address_to_the_Boys_Progressive_League.ogg here.]]
* [[GeneralRipper General Patton]] also had a high-pitched, slightly weak voice, George C. Scott portrayal notwithstanding.
* 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 ''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!]]
* TheUndertaker. Walking, talking embodiment of {{Badass}}. Once got [[KillItWithFire 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 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.
%% * '''{{BRIAN BLESSED}}''', complete with [[LargeHam giant pieces of ham]].
%% * The late Creator/TonyJay, so much that he was usually typecast as [[EvilSoundsDeep villains]].
%% * The late Creator/DonLaFontaine.
* 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.
%% * Creator/TravisWillingham.
%% * Ettore Bastianini, a famous Italian operatic baritone in the 1950-60s.
%% * Creator/PatrickSeitz.
%% * JamiesonPrice.
%% * LiamOBrien.
%% * Creator/DCDouglas
%% * RyuzaburoOhtomo.
%% * DaisukeIshiwatari, as the voice of [[GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]] and [[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 DaisukeGouri.
%% * GeorgeTakei
%% ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WahBH9sANg&feature=player_detailpage#t=25s OH MY...]]
%% * Creator/LanceHenriksen.
%% * Creator/CrispinFreeman.
%% * AkioOhtsuka
%% * 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]]''.
%% * Creator/YulBrynner, to an extent.
%% * James Remar.
%% * Creator/PatrickWarburton.
%% * Creator/IdrisElba.
%% * Creator/ClancyBrown
%% * Sam Elliott.
%% * Creator/TakehitoKoyasu
%% * Creator/DavidSobolov
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